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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Project
Rank 153 134 114
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -20
Contract jobs citing MS Project 750 795 833
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.59% 1.69% 1.84%
As % of the Applications category 14.67% 14.21% 13.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 485 540 498
Average daily rate £393 £386 £392
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.61% -1.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £230 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £370 £375
% change year-on-year
-5.27% -1.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 14 22
Average hourly rate £37.14 £20.35 £27.70
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+82.52% -26.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.40 £12.20 £13.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.65 £30.14 £118.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.31 £20.35 £28.00
% change year-on-year
+93.19% -27.33%
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
5111 5594 6043
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 10.83% 11.88% 13.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 3034 3176 3253
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £162 £150 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 485 565 587
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -3.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.38 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £30.20 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.25 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+12.06% -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 10 February 2016.

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 10 February 2016.

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 10 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -9 311 £410 +2.50% 34
South East -15 155 £375 +4.16% 28
Yorkshire +27 85 £325 -6.47% 6
West Midlands -6 46 £345 +6.15% 5
East of England +13 44 £425 +39.34% 9
South West -8 43 £350 -11.61% 6
North West -43 36 £315 -10.12% 5
East Midlands -9 20 £425 +30.76% 4
Midlands +5 6 £525 +10.52%
North East -26 6 £445 +4.09%
MS Project
UK

MS Project
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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.

1 739 (48.71%) Project Management
2 705 (46.47%) MS Excel
3 601 (39.62%) PRINCE2
4 563 (37.11%) Microsoft
5 549 (36.19%) Finance
6 355 (23.40%) Agile Software Development
7 348 (22.94%) MS Office
8 306 (20.17%) Stakeholder Management
9 291 (19.18%) MS PowerPoint
10 280 (18.46%) MS Visio
11 251 (16.55%) Security Cleared
12 235 (15.49%) SharePoint
13 210 (13.84%) Project Planning
14 198 (13.05%) SC Cleared
15 185 (12.20%) PMI Certification
16 171 (11.27%) Analytical Skills
17 153 (10.09%) ITIL
18 152 (10.02%) Banking
19 150 (9.89%) Waterfall
20 148 (9.76%) Programme Management
21 136 (8.97%) Degree
22 135 (8.90%) Change Control
23 133 (8.77%) Change Management
24 129 (8.50%) PMP
25 124 (8.17%) Migration
26 107 (7.05%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
27 103 (6.79%) SQL
28 91 (6.00%) Risk Management
29 88 (5.80%) Management Information System
29 88 (5.80%) PMI

MS Project
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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
1 235 (15.49%) SharePoint
2 61 (4.02%) MS Project Server
3 36 (2.37%) Confluence
4 13 (0.86%) SharePoint 2013
5 8 (0.53%) CMS
6 7 (0.46%) SharePoint 2010
7 6 (0.40%) MS Exchange
8 4 (0.26%) eRoom
8 4 (0.26%) IIS
8 4 (0.26%) SAS
8 4 (0.26%) WebSphere
9 3 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2003
9 3 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2007
10 2 (0.13%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (0.13%) IBM Domino
10 2 (0.13%) JBoss
10 2 (0.13%) Skype for Business
10 2 (0.13%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.066%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 1 (0.066%) MQSeries
Applications
1 705 (46.47%) MS Excel
2 348 (22.94%) MS Office
3 291 (19.18%) MS PowerPoint
4 280 (18.46%) MS Visio
5 20 (1.32%) Spreadsheet
6 10 (0.66%) Acrobat
7 6 (0.40%) Adobe Illustrator
7 6 (0.40%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.13%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 34 (2.24%) Primavera
2 13 (0.86%) Dynamics CRM
3 8 (0.53%) Oracle Financials
4 7 (0.46%) CA PPM
5 6 (0.40%) Dynamics AX
6 5 (0.33%) Dynamics NAV
6 5 (0.33%) Oracle EBS
6 5 (0.33%) Remedy ITSM
6 5 (0.33%) SAP SRM
7 4 (0.26%) Oracle EBS R12
7 4 (0.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 3 (0.20%) Infor LN
8 3 (0.20%) Oracle HRMS
8 3 (0.20%) Oracle Payables
8 3 (0.20%) SAP PS
9 2 (0.13%) Maximo
9 2 (0.13%) Oracle Applications
9 2 (0.13%) Oracle ERP
9 2 (0.13%) Oracle Receivables
9 2 (0.13%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 16 (1.05%) Office 365
2 13 (0.86%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (0.53%) SaaS
4 3 (0.20%) Google Apps
5 2 (0.13%) Basecamp
5 2 (0.13%) PaaS
5 2 (0.13%) SuccessFactors
6 1 (0.066%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.066%) IBM Blueworks
6 1 (0.066%) Taleo
6 1 (0.066%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 25 (1.65%) LAN
2 24 (1.58%) WAN
3 16 (1.05%) Internet
3 16 (1.05%) VPN
4 14 (0.92%) ATM
4 14 (0.92%) Intranet
5 11 (0.73%) Firewall
6 9 (0.59%) Wi-Fi
7 7 (0.46%) LTE
7 7 (0.46%) Wireless
8 6 (0.40%) HTTP
9 5 (0.33%) Extranet
9 5 (0.33%) Intrusion Detection
9 5 (0.33%) SSH
9 5 (0.33%) SSL
9 5 (0.33%) Unified Communications
9 5 (0.33%) VoLTE
10 4 (0.26%) WebEx
11 3 (0.20%) NAS
11 3 (0.20%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (2.77%) SQL Server
2 31 (2.04%) Data Warehouse
3 16 (1.05%) Oracle Reports
4 15 (0.99%) MS Access
5 14 (0.92%) Oracle Database
6 13 (0.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 12 (0.79%) SQL Server 2012
8 11 (0.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 10 (0.66%) Big Data
9 10 (0.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 9 (0.59%) BusinessObjects
10 9 (0.59%) Data Mining
11 8 (0.53%) Azure SQL Database
11 8 (0.53%) SQL Server 2014
12 7 (0.46%) QlikView
13 5 (0.33%) Oracle Database 11g
13 5 (0.33%) SQLPlus
14 4 (0.26%) Power BI
14 4 (0.26%) SAP BW
14 4 (0.26%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 71 (4.68%) JIRA
2 30 (1.98%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (0.46%) Git (software)
3 7 (0.46%) Visual Studio
4 6 (0.40%) Subversion
5 4 (0.26%) Artifactory
5 4 (0.26%) Bitbucket
5 4 (0.26%) Sonatype Nexus
5 4 (0.26%) TeamCity
6 3 (0.20%) Cucumber
6 3 (0.20%) ERwin
6 3 (0.20%) FrontPage
6 3 (0.20%) HP UFT
6 3 (0.20%) Rational Rose
6 3 (0.20%) Zephyr
7 2 (0.13%) Oracle Forms
7 2 (0.13%) Rational DOORS
7 2 (0.13%) Selenium
7 2 (0.13%) StarTeam
7 2 (0.13%) WATIR
General
1 549 (36.19%) Finance
2 152 (10.02%) Banking
3 79 (5.21%) Telecoms
4 62 (4.09%) Retail
5 49 (3.23%) Law
6 43 (2.83%) Legal
7 39 (2.57%) Investment Banking
8 38 (2.50%) Marketing
9 25 (1.65%) Advertising
10 22 (1.45%) Financial Institution
11 20 (1.32%) Pharmaceutical
12 19 (1.25%) Back Office
13 18 (1.19%) Front Office
13 18 (1.19%) Publishing
14 17 (1.12%) Manufacturing
15 15 (0.99%) Billing
16 10 (0.66%) Automotive
16 10 (0.66%) Retail Banking
17 8 (0.53%) Local Government
17 8 (0.53%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 594 (39.16%) Project Manager
2 271 (17.86%) Analyst
3 103 (6.79%) Business Analyst
4 94 (6.20%) Project Planner
5 86 (5.67%) IT Manager
6 84 (5.54%) PMO Analyst
7 75 (4.94%) Infrastructure Manager
8 71 (4.68%) Coordinator
8 71 (4.68%) Infrastructure Project Manager
9 65 (4.28%) IT Project Manager
10 51 (3.36%) PMO Manager
11 50 (3.30%) Programme Planner
11 50 (3.30%) Project Analyst
12 48 (3.16%) Programme Manager
12 48 (3.16%) Project Coordinator
13 47 (3.10%) PMO Planner
14 46 (3.03%) Digital Project Manager
15 43 (2.83%) Project Officer
15 43 (2.83%) Technical Manager
16 40 (2.64%) Technical Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (1.58%) XML
2 13 (0.86%) .NET
3 10 (0.66%) HTML
4 9 (0.59%) Middleware
5 8 (0.53%) CSS
6 6 (0.40%) EDI
6 6 (0.40%) Web Services
7 5 (0.33%) EDIFACT
7 5 (0.33%) Velocity
8 4 (0.26%) SAP Fiori
8 4 (0.26%) XSD
9 3 (0.20%) Ajax
9 3 (0.20%) AngularJS
9 3 (0.20%) Rendezvous
9 3 (0.20%) WebSphere MQ
9 3 (0.20%) XBRL
10 2 (0.13%) CSS3
10 2 (0.13%) XHTML
10 2 (0.13%) XML Messaging
10 2 (0.13%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 171 (11.27%) Analytical Skills
2 88 (5.80%) Management Information System
2 88 (5.80%) PMI
3 64 (4.22%) Data Centre
4 24 (1.58%) NHS
5 13 (0.86%) Equities
6 12 (0.79%) Smart Meter
7 10 (0.66%) Computer Science
7 10 (0.66%) Visualisation
8 9 (0.59%) Data Structures
8 9 (0.59%) User Experience
9 8 (0.53%) Driving Licence
9 8 (0.53%) Mobile App
10 6 (0.40%) Life Science
10 6 (0.40%) PKI
10 6 (0.40%) Reinsurance
10 6 (0.40%) Statistics
11 5 (0.33%) Data Integration
11 5 (0.33%) Learning Management System
11 5 (0.33%) Pharmacovigilance
Operating Systems
1 76 (5.01%) Windows
2 36 (2.37%) Unix
3 31 (2.04%) Linux
4 22 (1.45%) Windows Server
5 14 (0.92%) Windows 7
6 12 (0.79%) AIX
7 11 (0.73%) Solaris
8 10 (0.66%) Windows Server 2003
8 10 (0.66%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (0.40%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (0.40%) Windows XP
10 5 (0.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (0.26%) pSOS
12 3 (0.20%) Windows 2000
12 3 (0.20%) Windows Vista
13 2 (0.13%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.066%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.066%) SUSE
14 1 (0.066%) VMS
14 1 (0.066%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 739 (48.71%) Project Management
2 601 (39.62%) PRINCE2
3 355 (23.40%) Agile Software Development
4 306 (20.17%) Stakeholder Management
5 210 (13.84%) Project Planning
6 153 (10.09%) ITIL
7 150 (9.89%) Waterfall
8 148 (9.76%) Programme Management
9 135 (8.90%) Change Control
10 133 (8.77%) Change Management
11 124 (8.17%) Migration
12 91 (6.00%) Risk Management
13 84 (5.54%) PRINCE
14 81 (5.34%) Business Analysis
15 69 (4.55%) Project Governance
16 66 (4.35%) Resource Management
17 63 (4.15%) SDLC
18 59 (3.89%) Time Management
19 58 (3.82%) People Management
20 57 (3.76%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 103 (6.79%) SQL
2 26 (1.71%) C
3 23 (1.52%) VBA
4 19 (1.25%) C++
5 13 (0.86%) Java
6 10 (0.66%) VB
7 9 (0.59%) T-SQL
8 8 (0.53%) C#
8 8 (0.53%) JavaScript
9 7 (0.46%) VBScript
10 6 (0.40%) PL/SQL
11 4 (0.26%) ABAP
12 2 (0.13%) PowerShell
13 1 (0.066%) ActionScript
13 1 (0.066%) ActionScript 2.0
13 1 (0.066%) Embedded C
13 1 (0.066%) Perl
13 1 (0.066%) Python
13 1 (0.066%) Ruby
13 1 (0.066%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 251 (16.55%) Security Cleared
2 198 (13.05%) SC Cleared
3 185 (12.20%) PMI Certification
4 136 (8.97%) Degree
5 129 (8.50%) PMP
6 107 (7.05%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 72 (4.75%) DV Cleared
7 72 (4.75%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 55 (3.63%) APMP
9 31 (2.04%) ISEB
10 25 (1.65%) ITIL Certification
11 16 (1.05%) BPSS Clearance
12 8 (0.53%) CISSP
12 8 (0.53%) IIBA
13 7 (0.46%) APMG
13 7 (0.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 6 (0.40%) CAPM
14 6 (0.40%) ISEB Practitioner
14 6 (0.40%) ISTQB
14 6 (0.40%) PgMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 70 (4.61%) QA
2 26 (1.71%) Data Quality
3 13 (0.86%) SLA
4 12 (0.79%) Disclosure Scotland
4 12 (0.79%) P3O
5 10 (0.66%) COBIT
6 8 (0.53%) PCI DSS
7 7 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 7 (0.46%) PMBOK
8 5 (0.33%) COSO
8 5 (0.33%) SAS 70
9 4 (0.26%) JSP 440
10 3 (0.20%) ISO20022
10 3 (0.20%) MiFID
11 2 (0.13%) FATCA
11 2 (0.13%) GAMP
11 2 (0.13%) GxP
11 2 (0.13%) ISO 9001
11 2 (0.13%) Solvency II
12 1 (0.066%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 25 (1.65%) Active Directory
2 10 (0.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.13%) UAG
4 1 (0.066%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.066%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 9 (0.59%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (0.53%) SCCM
3 5 (0.33%) RSA Security Analytics
3 5 (0.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 3 (0.20%) Control-M
5 2 (0.13%) Cisco IPCC
5 2 (0.13%) NSN NetAct
5 2 (0.13%) ServiceCenter
6 1 (0.066%) HP UCMDB
6 1 (0.066%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 1 (0.066%) WSUS
Vendors
1 563 (37.11%) Microsoft
2 87 (5.74%) Oracle
3 75 (4.94%) SAP
4 20 (1.32%) HP
5 19 (1.25%) VMware
6 16 (1.05%) Planview
7 14 (0.92%) IBM
8 12 (0.79%) Citrix
9 11 (0.73%) Adobe
9 11 (0.73%) Remedy
10 10 (0.66%) Cisco
10 10 (0.66%) Cognos
11 8 (0.53%) Atlassian
12 7 (0.46%) Amdocs
12 7 (0.46%) ServiceNow
13 6 (0.40%) CheckPoint
13 6 (0.40%) Google
13 6 (0.40%) Intel Security
13 6 (0.40%) Rally
14 5 (0.33%) Informatica
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