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 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Project
Rank 145 108 122
Rank change year-on-year
-37 +14
Contract jobs citing MS Project 845 979 847
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.59% 1.91% 1.74%
As % of the Applications category 13.55% 14.61% 13.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 554 619 517
Average daily rate
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£375 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £239 £239 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £519 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £375 £348
% change year-on-year
-8.00% +7.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 23 12
Average hourly rate £22.50 £16.00 £31.56
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.62% -49.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.70 £16.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £173.50 £24.30 £39.33
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £16.00 £31.56
% change year-on-year
+34.37% -49.29%
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
6234 6701 6212
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 11.76% 13.10% 12.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 3722 3786 3432
Average daily rate £350 £340 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +1.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £160 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £501
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
- +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 588 674 608
Average hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.50 £10.16
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.50 £30.00 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.51 £15.39 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-5.68% -0.74%

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 3 September 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 3 September 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 3 September 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 -13 347 £400 -5.88% 49
South East -35 211 £350 -6.66% 27
South West -6 79 £370 -1.33% 7
North West -43 46 £400 -2.43% 15
Yorkshire -12 45 £359 +10.53% 10
East of England -10 39 £300 -29.82% 12
East Midlands -3 35 £304 -10.00% 4
West Midlands -15 35 £313 -10.71% 11
North East -22 6 £248 -43.21% 3
Midlands +4 1 - -
South Coast - 1 - -
MS Project
UK

MS Project
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 September 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.

1 834 (49.23%) MS Excel
2 823 (48.58%) Project Management
3 698 (41.20%) Finance
4 671 (39.61%) PRINCE2
5 647 (38.19%) Microsoft
6 515 (30.40%) MS Office
7 360 (21.25%) MS PowerPoint
8 358 (21.13%) MS Visio
9 287 (16.94%) Stakeholder Management
10 260 (15.35%) SharePoint
11 258 (15.23%) Project Planning
12 252 (14.88%) Agile Software Development
13 222 (13.11%) ITIL
14 214 (12.63%) Security Cleared
15 211 (12.46%) Analytical Skills
16 207 (12.22%) PMI Certification
17 201 (11.87%) Banking
18 180 (10.63%) Change Management
19 168 (9.92%) Programme Management
20 156 (9.21%) SC Cleared
21 148 (8.74%) PMP
22 135 (7.97%) Degree
23 131 (7.73%) Risk Management
24 127 (7.50%) Migration
25 121 (7.14%) Change Control
26 120 (7.08%) Windows
27 113 (6.67%) Retail
28 106 (6.26%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
29 102 (6.02%) Data Centre
30 101 (5.96%) Telecoms

MS Project
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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
1 260 (15.35%) SharePoint
2 41 (2.42%) MS Project Server
3 16 (0.94%) SharePoint 2013
4 14 (0.83%) MS Exchange
5 12 (0.71%) SharePoint 2010
6 10 (0.59%) Confluence
7 9 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2010
7 9 (0.53%) CMS
8 8 (0.47%) SAS
9 6 (0.35%) IIS
10 5 (0.30%) IBM Notes
10 5 (0.30%) Lync
11 4 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2007
11 4 (0.24%) SharePoint Server
11 4 (0.24%) Apache
11 4 (0.24%) Tomcat
12 3 (0.18%) WebLogic
12 3 (0.18%) BizTalk Server
12 3 (0.18%) WebLogic Portal
13 2 (0.12%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 834 (49.23%) MS Excel
2 515 (30.40%) MS Office
3 360 (21.25%) MS PowerPoint
4 358 (21.13%) MS Visio
5 29 (1.71%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.24%) Open Workbench
7 2 (0.12%) Mingle
8 1 (0.059%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.059%) Niku Workbench
8 1 (0.059%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 33 (1.95%) Primavera
2 19 (1.12%) Dynamics AX
3 18 (1.06%) Dynamics CRM
4 11 (0.65%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 7 (0.41%) Oracle ERP
5 7 (0.41%) CA PPM
6 4 (0.24%) SAP MII
6 4 (0.24%) Workday HCM
6 4 (0.24%) SAP ERP
6 4 (0.24%) Remedy ITSM
6 4 (0.24%) SAP FI/CO
6 4 (0.24%) SAP CO
6 4 (0.24%) SAP FI
6 4 (0.24%) Oracle Financials
6 4 (0.24%) SAP SD
7 3 (0.18%) Cognos TM1
8 2 (0.12%) SAP IS-U
8 2 (0.12%) Oracle EBS R12
8 2 (0.12%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 2 (0.12%) SyteLine
Cloud Services
1 20 (1.18%) SaaS
2 12 (0.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (0.65%) Office 365
4 7 (0.41%) PaaS
5 4 (0.24%) IaaS
6 1 (0.059%) SuccessFactors
6 1 (0.059%) Trello
6 1 (0.059%) Basecamp
6 1 (0.059%) Google Apps
6 1 (0.059%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 37 (2.18%) Intranet
2 30 (1.77%) Firewall
3 25 (1.48%) Internet
4 22 (1.30%) ATM
4 22 (1.30%) LAN
4 22 (1.30%) WAN
5 18 (1.06%) SAN
6 15 (0.89%) TCP/IP
7 10 (0.59%) DNS
7 10 (0.59%) VoIP
7 10 (0.59%) Extranet
7 10 (0.59%) VLAN
8 9 (0.53%) Wi-Fi
9 8 (0.47%) DHCP
9 8 (0.47%) HTTP
9 8 (0.47%) NAS
9 8 (0.47%) PABX
10 6 (0.35%) IP Telephony
11 5 (0.30%) Wireless
11 5 (0.30%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (2.72%) SQL Server
2 36 (2.13%) Data Warehouse
3 19 (1.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 11 (0.65%) BusinessObjects
5 10 (0.59%) MS Access
6 9 (0.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 8 (0.47%) Oracle Database
8 7 (0.41%) Crystal Reports
9 6 (0.35%) Oracle Reports
9 6 (0.35%) PowerCenter
9 6 (0.35%) QlikView
10 5 (0.30%) Informix
11 4 (0.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 4 (0.24%) SQL Server 2008
11 4 (0.24%) Big Data
12 3 (0.18%) SQL Server 2005
12 3 (0.18%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
12 3 (0.18%) SAP Data Services
12 3 (0.18%) SAP BW
12 3 (0.18%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 44 (2.60%) JIRA
2 10 (0.59%) Visual Studio
3 6 (0.35%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (0.24%) Rational DOORS
5 3 (0.18%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 3 (0.18%) Rational Rose
5 3 (0.18%) RequisitePro
6 2 (0.12%) Oracle APEX
6 2 (0.12%) CaliberRM
6 2 (0.12%) LSMW
6 2 (0.12%) Subversion
6 2 (0.12%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.059%) Ant
7 1 (0.059%) JUnit
7 1 (0.059%) Rational Functional Tester
7 1 (0.059%) Git (software)
7 1 (0.059%) PowerBuilder
7 1 (0.059%) ERwin
7 1 (0.059%) Rational Robot
7 1 (0.059%) Toad
General
1 698 (41.20%) Finance
2 201 (11.87%) Banking
3 113 (6.67%) Retail
4 101 (5.96%) Telecoms
5 52 (3.07%) Investment Banking
6 44 (2.60%) Legal
7 38 (2.24%) Law
8 37 (2.18%) Manufacturing
8 37 (2.18%) Marketing
9 36 (2.13%) Financial Institution
10 29 (1.71%) Billing
11 26 (1.53%) Back Office
12 23 (1.36%) Retail Banking
13 22 (1.30%) Local Government
14 18 (1.06%) Publishing
15 16 (0.94%) Front Office
16 14 (0.83%) Advertising
17 13 (0.77%) Pharmaceutical
18 11 (0.65%) Electronics
19 10 (0.59%) Games
Job Titles
1 646 (38.13%) Project Manager
2 261 (15.41%) Analyst
3 94 (5.55%) PMO Analyst
4 89 (5.25%) Project Planner
5 81 (4.78%) Coordinator
6 74 (4.37%) Business Analyst
7 69 (4.07%) Project Officer
8 63 (3.72%) Infrastructure Manager
9 61 (3.60%) Infrastructure Project Manager
10 59 (3.48%) Project Support Officer
11 56 (3.31%) Project Coordinator
12 53 (3.13%) PMO Manager
13 51 (3.01%) Programme Planner
14 45 (2.66%) IT Project Manager
15 39 (2.30%) Administrator
16 38 (2.24%) Senior Manager
16 38 (2.24%) Programme Manager
17 36 (2.13%) Senior Project Manager
18 34 (2.01%) Developer
19 33 (1.95%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (1.95%) .NET
2 19 (1.12%) Web Services
3 15 (0.89%) HTML
4 12 (0.71%) XML
4 12 (0.71%) Middleware
5 10 (0.59%) CSS
6 7 (0.41%) HTML5
7 6 (0.35%) CSS3
8 5 (0.30%) Velocity
9 4 (0.24%) WCF
9 4 (0.24%) ASP.NET
10 3 (0.18%) SOAP
10 3 (0.18%) WebSphere MQ
10 3 (0.18%) .NET Framework
11 2 (0.12%) Application Packaging
11 2 (0.12%) WF
11 2 (0.12%) Apache Flex
11 2 (0.12%) LINQ
11 2 (0.12%) ASP.NET MVC 3
11 2 (0.12%) Rendezvous
Miscellaneous
1 211 (12.46%) Analytical Skills
2 102 (6.02%) Data Centre
3 91 (5.37%) PMI
4 77 (4.55%) Management Information System
5 14 (0.83%) NHS
5 14 (0.83%) Smart Meter
6 13 (0.77%) Fixed Income
7 12 (0.71%) DTV
7 12 (0.71%) User Experience
8 11 (0.65%) Equities
9 10 (0.59%) Visualisation
9 10 (0.59%) Data Extraction
9 10 (0.59%) Derivative
10 9 (0.53%) Data Integration
10 9 (0.53%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 8 (0.47%) Clustering
12 7 (0.41%) Client/Server
12 7 (0.41%) Statistics
12 7 (0.41%) Mathematics
12 7 (0.41%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 120 (7.08%) Windows
2 37 (2.18%) Windows 7
3 33 (1.95%) UNIX
4 26 (1.53%) Linux
5 19 (1.12%) Solaris
6 17 (1.00%) AIX
7 13 (0.77%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (0.47%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (0.30%) pSOS
10 3 (0.18%) Windows 2000
10 3 (0.18%) Windows Vista
10 3 (0.18%) Windows XP
10 3 (0.18%) Mac OS
10 3 (0.18%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (0.12%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.12%) Windows 8
11 2 (0.12%) Android
11 2 (0.12%) Windows NT
11 2 (0.12%) SUSE
11 2 (0.12%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 823 (48.58%) Project Management
2 671 (39.61%) PRINCE2
3 287 (16.94%) Stakeholder Management
4 258 (15.23%) Project Planning
5 252 (14.88%) Agile Software Development
6 222 (13.11%) ITIL
7 180 (10.63%) Change Management
8 168 (9.92%) Programme Management
9 131 (7.73%) Risk Management
10 127 (7.50%) Migration
11 121 (7.14%) Change Control
12 95 (5.61%) Waterfall
13 79 (4.66%) PRINCE
14 70 (4.13%) SDLC
15 65 (3.84%) Scrum
16 64 (3.78%) Business Analysis
17 63 (3.72%) CRM
17 63 (3.72%) Stakeholder Engagement
18 62 (3.66%) Time Management
19 56 (3.31%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 94 (5.55%) SQL
2 34 (2.01%) C
3 28 (1.65%) VBA
4 19 (1.12%) Java
5 13 (0.77%) VB
6 9 (0.53%) Shell Script
6 9 (0.53%) C#
6 9 (0.53%) C++
7 8 (0.47%) JavaScript
8 7 (0.41%) T-SQL
9 6 (0.35%) PL/SQL
10 5 (0.30%) PowerShell
11 4 (0.24%) VBScript
11 4 (0.24%) VB.NET
11 4 (0.24%) Perl
12 2 (0.12%) COBOL
12 2 (0.12%) Python
12 2 (0.12%) C-shell
12 2 (0.12%) Bash Shell
12 2 (0.12%) Korn
Qualifications
1 214 (12.63%) Security Cleared
2 207 (12.22%) PMI Certification
3 156 (9.21%) SC Cleared
4 148 (8.74%) PMP
5 135 (7.97%) Degree
6 106 (6.26%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 81 (4.78%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 49 (2.89%) DV Cleared
9 33 (1.95%) ITIL Certification
10 29 (1.71%) APMP
11 22 (1.30%) ISEB
12 18 (1.06%) Microsoft Certification
13 9 (0.53%) MCSE
14 8 (0.47%) ACCA
14 8 (0.47%) CIMA
14 8 (0.47%) Six Sigma Green Belt
14 8 (0.47%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 7 (0.41%) MCTS
16 6 (0.35%) CISSP
17 5 (0.30%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 83 (4.90%) QA
2 33 (1.95%) P3O
3 19 (1.12%) SLA
4 15 (0.89%) PCI DSS
5 13 (0.77%) Data Quality
6 10 (0.59%) COBIT
7 7 (0.41%) COSO
7 7 (0.41%) ISO 9001
8 6 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 5 (0.30%) PMBOK
10 3 (0.18%) Solvency II
10 3 (0.18%) MiFID
11 2 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 1 (0.059%) Basel II
12 1 (0.059%) GAAP
12 1 (0.059%) BS15000
12 1 (0.059%) ISO 14001
12 1 (0.059%) ISO 8583
12 1 (0.059%) GMP
12 1 (0.059%) BS7799
System Software
1 45 (2.66%) Active Directory
2 16 (0.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (0.35%) VMware ESX
4 5 (0.30%) Hyper-V
5 4 (0.24%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (0.24%) vCloud
6 3 (0.18%) Firmware
7 2 (0.12%) Samba
7 2 (0.12%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 2 (0.12%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 2 (0.12%) KVM
7 2 (0.12%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.059%) Snort
Systems Management
1 13 (0.77%) SCCM
2 10 (0.59%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (0.24%) vMotion
4 3 (0.18%) Control-M
5 2 (0.12%) OpenView
5 2 (0.12%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (0.12%) Cisco UCCE
6 1 (0.059%) Cisco IPCC
6 1 (0.059%) OVSD
Vendors
1 647 (38.19%) Microsoft
2 88 (5.19%) Oracle
3 80 (4.72%) SAP
4 34 (2.01%) HP
5 23 (1.36%) Cisco
5 23 (1.36%) IBM
5 23 (1.36%) VMware
6 21 (1.24%) Remedy
7 18 (1.06%) Planview
7 18 (1.06%) CheckPoint
8 14 (0.83%) Citrix
8 14 (0.83%) Informatica
9 13 (0.77%) Cognos
10 12 (0.71%) Salesforce.com
11 9 (0.53%) Google
12 8 (0.47%) Amdocs
12 8 (0.47%) Ericsson
13 6 (0.35%) TIBCO
13 6 (0.35%) Teradata
14 5 (0.30%) Apple
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Nicoll Curtin
Rate: £525 - £575 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
Uxbridge, Middlesex
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £275 - £325 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Reed Technology
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
Design Museum
Posted: Yesterday
South West
Quanta Consultancy Services
Rate: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Spring Technology
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
North West
Computer People
Rate: £400.00 - £420.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Northern Recruitment Group
Rate: From £23,000 to £28,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
West Sussex
Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £500 - £550 Per Day
Posted: 2 days ago
East of England
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £500 - £535 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
ICP Search
Rate: From £375 to £425 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Aston Carter
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £10.00 - £413.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Hounslow, Middlesex
Coal IT Services
Rate: £160 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Southampton
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
CPS Group
Rate: £450 - 550 per day
Posted: 10 days ago