The table below looks at the statistics for MS Project skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Project over the 3 months to 26 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
26 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Project
Rank 107 109 97
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -12
Contract jobs citing MS Project 935 852 830
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.91% 1.78% 2.01%
As % of the Applications category 15.60% 13.44% 15.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 617 519 518
Average daily rate
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£396 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.60% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £356 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.52% +9.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 19 32
Average hourly rate £22.50 £35.00 £33.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.71% +5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.05 £16.50 £13.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.20 £44.70 £45.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £35.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year
-35.71% +4.47%
MS Project
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Applications Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
5992 6337 5487
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 12.25% 13.26% 13.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 3301 3322 2828
Average daily rate £350 £325 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £150 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.83% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 592 626 652
Average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.13 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £38.79 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -

MS Project
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MS Project across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Applications category.

MS Project Jobs Demand Trend in England

MS Project
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MS Project across the England region.

MS Project Daily Rate Trend in England

MS Project
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Project across the England region over the 3 months to 26 March 2015.

MS Project Daily Rate Histogram in England

MS Project
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MS Project across the England region.

MS Project Hourly Rate Trend in England

MS Project
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Project across the England region over the 3 months to 26 March 2015.

MS Project Hourly Rate Histogram in England

MS Project
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MS Project within the England region over the 3 months to 26 March 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +25 376 £410 +2.50% 71
South East -14 226 £380 +4.53% 36
North West +39 117 £350 -5.34% 12
West Midlands +1 62 £340 +13.33% 10
South West -31 54 £350 -5.53% 14
East of England -12 30 £310 -23.69% 11
Yorkshire -16 29 £363 +13.43% 9
East Midlands +6 27 £300 -7.69% 3
North East +3 10 £425 +90.03% 1
South Coast - 1 - -
MS Project
UK

MS Project
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing MS Project also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited MS Project.

1 887 (50.63%) Project Management
2 870 (49.66%) MS Excel
3 743 (42.41%) PRINCE2
4 671 (38.30%) Finance
5 640 (36.53%) Microsoft
6 514 (29.34%) MS Office
7 388 (22.15%) MS PowerPoint
8 342 (19.52%) MS Visio
9 323 (18.44%) Stakeholder Management
10 270 (15.41%) Agile Software Development
11 253 (14.44%) Project Planning
12 236 (13.47%) Security Cleared
13 219 (12.50%) Change Management
14 218 (12.44%) SharePoint
15 190 (10.84%) Degree
16 188 (10.73%) Banking
17 179 (10.22%) Programme Management
17 179 (10.22%) SC Cleared
18 167 (9.53%) ITIL
18 167 (9.53%) PMI Certification
19 161 (9.19%) Analytical Skills
20 144 (8.22%) Retail
21 131 (7.48%) Change Control
22 129 (7.36%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
23 122 (6.96%) Risk Management
24 115 (6.56%) PMP
25 106 (6.05%) Telecoms
26 105 (5.99%) Waterfall
27 100 (5.71%) SAP
28 98 (5.59%) Migration

MS Project
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 26 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing MS Project also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited MS Project. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 218 (12.44%) SharePoint
2 64 (3.65%) MS Project Server
3 11 (0.63%) SAS
3 11 (0.63%) SharePoint 2013
4 9 (0.51%) SharePoint 2010
5 8 (0.46%) Confluence
5 8 (0.46%) Tomcat
6 7 (0.40%) CMS
7 6 (0.34%) MS Exchange
7 6 (0.34%) WebLogic
8 5 (0.29%) IBM Notes
9 4 (0.23%) Lync
9 4 (0.23%) WebSphere
9 4 (0.23%) Apache
9 4 (0.23%) WebLogic Portal
10 3 (0.17%) IIS
10 3 (0.17%) LiveCycle
11 2 (0.11%) OpenStack
11 2 (0.11%) Exchange Server 2003
11 2 (0.11%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 870 (49.66%) MS Excel
2 514 (29.34%) MS Office
3 388 (22.15%) MS PowerPoint
4 342 (19.52%) MS Visio
5 21 (1.20%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 2 (0.11%) Open Workbench
7 2 (0.11%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.057%) Niku Workbench
8 1 (0.057%) SPSS
8 1 (0.057%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.057%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 9 (0.51%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 9 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
1 9 (0.51%) CA PPM
2 8 (0.46%) SAP ERP
3 5 (0.29%) Oracle EBS
3 5 (0.29%) Cognos TM1
3 5 (0.29%) Oracle EBS R12
3 5 (0.29%) SAP GRC
4 4 (0.23%) Agresso
5 3 (0.17%) Oracle Applications
5 3 (0.17%) Changepoint
5 3 (0.17%) Oracle Retail
6 2 (0.11%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 2 (0.11%) Siebel Analytics
6 2 (0.11%) Oracle Financials
6 2 (0.11%) Tridion
7 1 (0.057%) WebTrends
7 1 (0.057%) SAP R/3
7 1 (0.057%) SAP FI
7 1 (0.057%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 5 (0.29%) SaaS
2 4 (0.23%) Trello
2 4 (0.23%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.17%) PaaS
4 2 (0.11%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.057%) Office 365
5 1 (0.057%) Basecamp
5 1 (0.057%) IaaS
5 1 (0.057%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 22 (1.26%) LAN
1 22 (1.26%) WAN
2 18 (1.03%) Intranet
2 18 (1.03%) Firewall
3 15 (0.86%) SAN
3 15 (0.86%) ATM
4 14 (0.80%) Internet
5 9 (0.51%) TCP/IP
6 7 (0.40%) NAS
6 7 (0.40%) VLAN
7 6 (0.34%) Unified Communications
7 6 (0.34%) 4G
7 6 (0.34%) Extranet
8 5 (0.29%) VPN
8 5 (0.29%) SDH
8 5 (0.29%) Wi-Fi
8 5 (0.29%) Wireless
9 4 (0.23%) Structured Cabling
9 4 (0.23%) Broadband
9 4 (0.23%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (3.14%) SQL Server
2 21 (1.20%) SQL Server 2005
3 17 (0.97%) MS Access
4 15 (0.86%) SQL Server 2008
5 14 (0.80%) Oracle Database
5 14 (0.80%) Data Warehouse
5 14 (0.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 12 (0.68%) SQL Server 2012
7 11 (0.63%) Oracle Reports
8 9 (0.51%) Crystal Reports
9 8 (0.46%) SQL Server 2000
10 6 (0.34%) SAS Enterprise Guide
11 5 (0.29%) SAP BW
11 5 (0.29%) MySQL
11 5 (0.29%) Oracle Database 10g
11 5 (0.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 5 (0.29%) QlikView
11 5 (0.29%) SAP Data Services
12 4 (0.23%) Relational Database
12 4 (0.23%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 33 (1.88%) JIRA
2 15 (0.86%) Visual Studio
3 11 (0.63%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (0.40%) QuickTest Pro
4 7 (0.40%) Oracle APEX
5 6 (0.34%) RequisitePro
5 6 (0.34%) ClearQuest
6 5 (0.29%) Rational Robot
6 5 (0.29%) JUnit
6 5 (0.29%) Rational Functional Tester
6 5 (0.29%) Git (software)
6 5 (0.29%) SoapUI
7 4 (0.23%) LSMW
7 4 (0.23%) TestDirector
8 3 (0.17%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 3 (0.17%) Ant
8 3 (0.17%) Balsamiq Mockups
9 2 (0.11%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 2 (0.11%) Mercurial
9 2 (0.11%) Maven
General
1 671 (38.30%) Finance
2 188 (10.73%) Banking
3 144 (8.22%) Retail
4 106 (6.05%) Telecoms
5 55 (3.14%) Marketing
6 47 (2.68%) Legal
7 42 (2.40%) Retail Banking
7 42 (2.40%) Manufacturing
8 36 (2.05%) Law
9 29 (1.66%) Investment Banking
10 27 (1.54%) Financial Institution
11 25 (1.43%) Local Government
12 20 (1.14%) Publishing
13 17 (0.97%) French Language
14 16 (0.91%) Automotive
15 15 (0.86%) Back Office
16 14 (0.80%) Advertising
17 13 (0.74%) Billing
18 10 (0.57%) Front Office
18 10 (0.57%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 654 (37.33%) Project Manager
2 254 (14.50%) Analyst
3 102 (5.82%) Project Planner
4 99 (5.65%) Coordinator
5 97 (5.54%) PMO Analyst
6 94 (5.37%) Business Analyst
7 74 (4.22%) Programme Planner
8 71 (4.05%) Project Coordinator
9 69 (3.94%) Project Officer
10 53 (3.03%) Infrastructure Manager
10 53 (3.03%) Project Support Officer
11 50 (2.85%) Infrastructure Project Manager
12 44 (2.51%) PMO Manager
13 41 (2.34%) Junior
14 40 (2.28%) Senior Manager
15 39 (2.23%) Programme Manager
15 39 (2.23%) Consultant
16 38 (2.17%) IT Project Manager
17 37 (2.11%) Senior Project Manager
18 33 (1.88%) Junior Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (2.28%) .NET
2 24 (1.37%) XML
3 21 (1.20%) HTML
4 16 (0.91%) CSS
5 15 (0.86%) ASP.NET
6 11 (0.63%) Web Services
7 9 (0.51%) SOAP
7 9 (0.51%) ASP.NET MVC
7 9 (0.51%) ASP.NET MVC 3
8 7 (0.40%) STL
9 6 (0.34%) Boost C++ Libraries
10 4 (0.23%) HTML5
10 4 (0.23%) Silverlight
10 4 (0.23%) jQuery
10 4 (0.23%) Spring
10 4 (0.23%) Hibernate
10 4 (0.23%) Flash
10 4 (0.23%) J2EE
10 4 (0.23%) Middleware
11 3 (0.17%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 161 (9.19%) Analytical Skills
2 71 (4.05%) PMI
3 62 (3.54%) Management Information System
4 33 (1.88%) NHS
5 29 (1.66%) User Experience
6 18 (1.03%) Life Science
7 17 (0.97%) Derivative
7 17 (0.97%) Fixed Income
8 14 (0.80%) FMCG
9 12 (0.68%) Computer Science
10 11 (0.63%) Equities
11 10 (0.57%) Open Source
12 9 (0.51%) DTV
12 9 (0.51%) Statistics
13 8 (0.46%) Mobile App
13 8 (0.46%) Grid Computing
14 7 (0.40%) Clustering
14 7 (0.40%) Interest Rate Derivative
15 6 (0.34%) Data Extraction
15 6 (0.34%) Economics
Operating Systems
1 92 (5.25%) Windows
2 35 (2.00%) Windows 7
3 16 (0.91%) Windows Server 2003
4 15 (0.86%) UNIX
4 15 (0.86%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (0.63%) Windows XP
6 10 (0.57%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (0.51%) Linux
8 6 (0.34%) Windows Vista
8 6 (0.34%) Solaris
8 6 (0.34%) Windows 2000
9 5 (0.29%) AIX
9 5 (0.29%) Android
9 5 (0.29%) Apple iOS
10 4 (0.23%) Windows 2000 Server
11 2 (0.11%) SUSE
11 2 (0.11%) HPUX
12 1 (0.057%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.057%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.057%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 887 (50.63%) Project Management
2 743 (42.41%) PRINCE2
3 323 (18.44%) Stakeholder Management
4 270 (15.41%) Agile Software Development
5 253 (14.44%) Project Planning
6 219 (12.50%) Change Management
7 179 (10.22%) Programme Management
8 167 (9.53%) ITIL
9 131 (7.48%) Change Control
10 122 (6.96%) Risk Management
11 105 (5.99%) Waterfall
12 98 (5.59%) Migration
13 82 (4.68%) Scrum
13 82 (4.68%) Business Analysis
14 72 (4.11%) Service Delivery
15 70 (4.00%) PRINCE
16 66 (3.77%) Stakeholder Engagement
17 59 (3.37%) Resource Management
17 59 (3.37%) Coaching
18 52 (2.97%) Business Transformation
Programming Languages
1 97 (5.54%) SQL
2 36 (2.05%) Java
3 32 (1.83%) C
4 30 (1.71%) VBA
5 21 (1.20%) C#
6 16 (0.91%) VB
7 14 (0.80%) PL/SQL
8 13 (0.74%) JavaScript
9 12 (0.68%) VB.NET
10 9 (0.51%) Python
11 8 (0.46%) C++
12 5 (0.29%) PHP
13 3 (0.17%) Shell Script
13 3 (0.17%) VBScript
13 3 (0.17%) Perl
14 2 (0.11%) C-shell
14 2 (0.11%) Bash Shell
14 2 (0.11%) Korn
14 2 (0.11%) T-SQL
15 1 (0.057%) JCL
Qualifications
1 236 (13.47%) Security Cleared
2 190 (10.84%) Degree
3 179 (10.22%) SC Cleared
4 167 (9.53%) PMI Certification
5 129 (7.36%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 115 (6.56%) PMP
7 96 (5.48%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 47 (2.68%) APMP
9 41 (2.34%) DV Cleared
10 25 (1.43%) ISEB
11 12 (0.68%) HND
12 11 (0.63%) HNC
12 11 (0.63%) ITIL Certification
13 9 (0.51%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 8 (0.46%) BC Cleared
15 7 (0.40%) ISEB Practitioner
15 7 (0.40%) Six Sigma Green Belt
16 6 (0.34%) MBA
16 6 (0.34%) Microsoft Certification
17 5 (0.29%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 75 (4.28%) QA
2 25 (1.43%) P3O
3 17 (0.97%) SLA
4 8 (0.46%) Solvency II
4 8 (0.46%) ISO 9001
4 8 (0.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 7 (0.40%) PMBOK
6 5 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 4 (0.23%) EMIR
7 4 (0.23%) Dodd-Frank
7 4 (0.23%) Data Quality
7 4 (0.23%) COBIT
8 3 (0.17%) PCI DSS
9 2 (0.11%) COREP
9 2 (0.11%) COSO
10 1 (0.057%) Basel II
10 1 (0.057%) GxP
10 1 (0.057%) ISO 14001
10 1 (0.057%) MiFID
10 1 (0.057%) Basel III
System Software
1 32 (1.83%) Active Directory
2 24 (1.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (0.29%) Hyper-V
4 4 (0.23%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (0.23%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 3 (0.17%) MetaFrame
5 3 (0.17%) XenApp
6 2 (0.11%) KVM
6 2 (0.11%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (0.11%) XenServer
6 2 (0.11%) XenDesktop
6 2 (0.11%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 2 (0.11%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 2 (0.11%) EMC RecoverPoint
6 2 (0.11%) Samba
7 1 (0.057%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.057%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 15 (0.86%) HP Quality Center
2 13 (0.74%) SCCM
3 9 (0.51%) OVSD
4 8 (0.46%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (0.11%) OpenView
6 1 (0.057%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 1 (0.057%) WSUS
6 1 (0.057%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 640 (36.53%) Microsoft
2 100 (5.71%) SAP
3 93 (5.31%) Oracle
4 35 (2.00%) Citrix
4 35 (2.00%) HP
5 30 (1.71%) VMware
6 29 (1.66%) IBM
7 25 (1.43%) Cisco
8 21 (1.20%) Primavera
9 17 (0.97%) Adobe
10 14 (0.80%) Planview
10 14 (0.80%) CheckPoint
11 10 (0.57%) Google
11 10 (0.57%) Cognos
11 10 (0.57%) Business Objects
11 10 (0.57%) Lotus
12 7 (0.40%) PeopleSoft
13 5 (0.29%) Apple
13 5 (0.29%) NetApp
13 5 (0.29%) EMC
Northamptonshire
Aston Carter
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 4 hours ago
Newbury, Berkshire
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £0.00 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Rate: £300 per day + .
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
Sanderson
Rate: £375 - £413 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £10.00 - £413.00 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
Cheshire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £325-£340
Posted: 8 hours ago
Newbury, Berkshire
ComputAppoint
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fusion Experience
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Havant, Hampshire
Proactive Appointments
Rate: £410 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
Sanderson
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
South East
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Market related
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Aston Carter
Rate: £800 - £1000 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Blue Personnel
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Fusion Experience
Rate: £360 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
I4 Recruitment
Rate: £10 - 15 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Rullion IT Plus
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
JM
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Fusion Experience
Rate: £200 per day
Posted: 3 days ago