The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Applications category for the England region.

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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Project
Rank 102 122 82
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -40
Contract jobs citing MS Project 942 798 1155
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.91% 1.71% 2.18%
As % of the Applications category 14.51% 13.31% 16.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 562 502 764
Average daily rate
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£400 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £240 £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 14 24
Average hourly rate £16.00 £34.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-52.94% +36.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £22.75 £19.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.25 £42.05 £38.03
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £37.50 £25.50
% change year-on-year
-57.33% +47.05%
Applications Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
6494 5996 7015
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 13.15% 12.87% 13.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 3618 3288 3693
Average daily rate £330 £350 £344
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% +1.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £155 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £520 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £310 £308
% change year-on-year
+1.61% +0.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 695 609 721
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -5.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.04 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.30 £30.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%
MS Project
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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 28 July 2014.

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 28 July 2014.

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 28 July 2014. 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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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 -2 367 £425 +1.19% 59
South East +20 265 £361 +3.21% 43
South West -18 76 £375 +6.68% 11
North West +27 73 £400 +6.66% 12
West Midlands +10 46 £300 +4.34% 6
East of England -21 40 £425 +6.25% 10
Yorkshire +13 37 £350 - 7
East Midlands +9 18 £363 +81.25% 6
North East -14 7 £250 -23.07% 2
Midlands +1 3 £475 +29.25%
South Coast - 3 £475 -
MS Project
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MS Project
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, 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.

1 909 (48.10%) Project Management
2 836 (44.23%) MS Excel
3 745 (39.42%) PRINCE2
4 738 (39.05%) Microsoft
5 696 (36.83%) Finance
6 489 (25.87%) MS Office
7 403 (21.32%) MS Visio
8 363 (19.21%) MS PowerPoint
9 335 (17.72%) Project Planning
10 304 (16.08%) Stakeholder Management
11 257 (13.60%) Change Management
12 245 (12.96%) Security Cleared
13 242 (12.80%) SharePoint
14 216 (11.43%) Banking
15 184 (9.74%) PMI Certification
16 175 (9.26%) SC Cleared
17 163 (8.62%) Degree
18 162 (8.57%) Programme Management
19 161 (8.52%) ITIL
20 141 (7.46%) Change Control
21 129 (6.83%) MS Project Server
22 126 (6.67%) Windows
23 125 (6.61%) PRINCE2 Certification
23 125 (6.61%) Risk Management
24 123 (6.51%) Retail
25 116 (6.14%) PMP
26 114 (6.03%) Business Analysis
27 112 (5.93%) Oracle
28 111 (5.87%) QA
29 109 (5.77%) PRINCE2 Practitioner

MS Project
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, 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
1 242 (12.80%) SharePoint
2 129 (6.83%) MS Project Server
3 37 (1.96%) SharePoint 2010
4 17 (0.90%) SharePoint 2013
5 14 (0.74%) SAS
6 13 (0.69%) MS Exchange
6 13 (0.69%) CMS
7 12 (0.63%) Lync
8 10 (0.53%) SharePoint Server
8 10 (0.53%) IIS
9 9 (0.48%) BizTalk Server
9 9 (0.48%) Confluence
10 8 (0.42%) WebLogic
11 7 (0.37%) WebSphere
12 6 (0.32%) Tomcat
13 4 (0.21%) IBM Notes
13 4 (0.21%) Documentum
14 3 (0.16%) FileNet
14 3 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2003
14 3 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 836 (44.23%) MS Excel
2 489 (25.87%) MS Office
3 403 (21.32%) MS Visio
4 363 (19.21%) MS PowerPoint
5 38 (2.01%) Spreadsheet
6 10 (0.53%) Photoshop
7 9 (0.48%) Acrobat
8 8 (0.42%) Open Workbench
9 6 (0.32%) OmniGraffle
9 6 (0.32%) Fireworks
9 6 (0.32%) Adobe Illustrator
9 6 (0.32%) InDesign
9 6 (0.32%) Adobe After Effects
10 3 (0.16%) CATIA
11 1 (0.053%) InfoPath
11 1 (0.053%) Adobe Captivate
11 1 (0.053%) FastStats
11 1 (0.053%) AutoCAD
11 1 (0.053%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 14 (0.74%) Dynamics AX
2 12 (0.63%) CA Clarity
3 10 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
4 8 (0.42%) Remedy ITSM
5 7 (0.37%) Oracle Financials
6 6 (0.32%) Oracle EBS R12
7 5 (0.26%) Summit
8 4 (0.21%) TrackWise
8 4 (0.21%) Agresso
8 4 (0.21%) SAP SRM
9 3 (0.16%) IntelliMatch
9 3 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 3 (0.16%) SAP SD
9 3 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
9 3 (0.16%) SAP MM
10 2 (0.11%) SAP FI
10 2 (0.11%) Teamcenter
10 2 (0.11%) SAP CO
10 2 (0.11%) Oracle CRM
10 2 (0.11%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.21%) SaaS
1 4 (0.21%) Office 365
2 3 (0.16%) Force.com
3 1 (0.053%) SuccessFactors
3 1 (0.053%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 42 (2.22%) LAN
2 32 (1.69%) WAN
3 27 (1.43%) SAN
4 17 (0.90%) Intranet
5 15 (0.79%) Firewall
6 12 (0.63%) Internet
7 11 (0.58%) TCP/IP
8 10 (0.53%) SDH
9 9 (0.48%) ATM
9 9 (0.48%) MPLS
9 9 (0.48%) Wi-Fi
10 7 (0.37%) Extranet
10 7 (0.37%) IP Telephony
11 6 (0.32%) Unified Communications
11 6 (0.32%) Structured Cabling
11 6 (0.32%) DNS
11 6 (0.32%) SSL
12 5 (0.26%) DHCP
12 5 (0.26%) DWDM
12 5 (0.26%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (2.59%) SQL Server
2 17 (0.90%) MS Access
3 16 (0.85%) QlikView
4 13 (0.69%) Data Warehouse
5 12 (0.63%) Oracle Reports
6 11 (0.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 8 (0.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 8 (0.42%) Oracle Discoverer
7 8 (0.42%) Oracle Database
8 6 (0.32%) OLAP
9 5 (0.26%) Data Mining
10 4 (0.21%) BusinessObjects
10 4 (0.21%) SQL Server 2000
10 4 (0.21%) SQL Server 2008
10 4 (0.21%) Big Data
11 3 (0.16%) SQL Server 2012
11 3 (0.16%) SAP Data Services
11 3 (0.16%) SAP BW
11 3 (0.16%) Spotfire
12 2 (0.11%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 35 (1.85%) JIRA
2 11 (0.58%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (0.32%) Axure RP
3 6 (0.32%) Visual Studio
4 5 (0.26%) MSI
5 4 (0.21%) AdminStudio
5 4 (0.21%) QuickTest Pro
5 4 (0.21%) Wise Package Studio
5 4 (0.21%) Subversion
6 3 (0.16%) StarTeam
7 2 (0.11%) Oracle Forms
7 2 (0.11%) RequisitePro
7 2 (0.11%) ClearQuest
8 1 (0.053%) InstallShield
8 1 (0.053%) LabVIEW
8 1 (0.053%) Bugzilla
8 1 (0.053%) LSMW
8 1 (0.053%) ClearCase
8 1 (0.053%) Rational Rose
8 1 (0.053%) Toad
General
1 696 (36.83%) Finance
2 216 (11.43%) Banking
3 123 (6.51%) Retail
4 89 (4.71%) Telecoms
5 54 (2.86%) Marketing
6 52 (2.75%) Retail Banking
7 44 (2.33%) Investment Banking
8 39 (2.06%) Legal
9 38 (2.01%) Manufacturing
10 36 (1.90%) Advertising
11 35 (1.85%) Pharmaceutical
12 31 (1.64%) Back Office
13 30 (1.59%) Publishing
14 28 (1.48%) Financial Institution
15 23 (1.22%) Billing
16 22 (1.16%) Law
17 14 (0.74%) Front Office
18 13 (0.69%) Automotive
18 13 (0.69%) Spanish Language
19 8 (0.42%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 599 (31.69%) Project Manager
2 362 (19.15%) Analyst
3 141 (7.46%) Business Analyst
4 136 (7.20%) PMO Analyst
5 129 (6.83%) Project Planner
6 106 (5.61%) Coordinator
7 80 (4.23%) Project Coordinator
8 69 (3.65%) Project Officer
9 67 (3.54%) Programme Manager
10 58 (3.07%) Project Support Officer
11 57 (3.02%) Administrator
12 55 (2.91%) Consultant
13 49 (2.59%) Programme Planner
14 44 (2.33%) Project Analyst
15 40 (2.12%) Programme Analyst
16 38 (2.01%) Senior Manager
16 38 (2.01%) PMO Manager
17 34 (1.80%) Project Administrator
17 34 (1.80%) Infrastructure Manager
18 32 (1.69%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (2.28%) .NET
2 14 (0.74%) Web Services
3 13 (0.69%) XML
3 13 (0.69%) Middleware
4 12 (0.63%) HTML
5 10 (0.53%) Flash
6 8 (0.42%) Oracle Fusion
7 7 (0.37%) Application Packaging
8 6 (0.32%) CSS
8 6 (0.32%) JSP
9 5 (0.26%) J2EE
9 5 (0.26%) Struts
9 5 (0.26%) Software Packaging
9 5 (0.26%) Spring
10 4 (0.21%) Visualforce
10 4 (0.21%) Swing
10 4 (0.21%) ASP.NET
10 4 (0.21%) SOAP
10 4 (0.21%) REST
11 3 (0.16%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 106 (5.61%) PMI
2 81 (4.29%) Management Information System
3 21 (1.11%) NHS
4 18 (0.95%) FMCG
5 13 (0.69%) Fat Client
5 13 (0.69%) Thin Client
5 13 (0.69%) Mobile App
6 12 (0.63%) Derivative
7 11 (0.58%) Computer Science
7 11 (0.58%) Smart Meter
7 11 (0.58%) Equities
8 10 (0.53%) EPoS
9 9 (0.48%) Enterprise Software
10 8 (0.42%) Fixed Income
10 8 (0.42%) CMDB
10 8 (0.42%) Taxonomies
11 7 (0.37%) Credit Risk
12 6 (0.32%) Video Conferencing
12 6 (0.32%) CESG
12 6 (0.32%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 126 (6.67%) Windows
2 46 (2.43%) Windows 7
3 28 (1.48%) Windows Server 2003
4 27 (1.43%) Windows Server 2008
5 26 (1.38%) Windows XP
6 21 (1.11%) Windows Vista
7 19 (1.01%) UNIX
8 16 (0.85%) Windows 2000
9 15 (0.79%) Linux
10 13 (0.69%) Windows Server 2012
11 9 (0.48%) Apple iOS
12 6 (0.32%) Android
13 5 (0.26%) pSOS
14 3 (0.16%) Solaris
15 2 (0.11%) VMS
15 2 (0.11%) Windows 2000 Server
16 1 (0.053%) Windows 8
16 1 (0.053%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 909 (48.10%) Project Management
2 745 (39.42%) PRINCE2
3 335 (17.72%) Project Planning
4 304 (16.08%) Stakeholder Management
5 257 (13.60%) Change Management
6 162 (8.57%) Programme Management
7 161 (8.52%) ITIL
8 141 (7.46%) Change Control
9 125 (6.61%) Risk Management
10 114 (6.03%) Business Analysis
11 106 (5.61%) Migration
12 99 (5.24%) Agile Software Development
13 70 (3.70%) PRINCE
14 66 (3.49%) Service Delivery
15 64 (3.39%) Time Management
16 63 (3.33%) Waterfall
17 62 (3.28%) CRM
18 61 (3.23%) ERP
19 58 (3.07%) Data Analysis
20 57 (3.02%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 67 (3.54%) SQL
2 35 (1.85%) Java
3 26 (1.38%) VBA
4 25 (1.32%) C
5 12 (0.63%) C#
5 12 (0.63%) VB
6 6 (0.32%) PowerShell
7 5 (0.26%) Apex Code
7 5 (0.26%) JavaScript
8 3 (0.16%) Perl
8 3 (0.16%) PHP
8 3 (0.16%) PL/SQL
8 3 (0.16%) T-SQL
8 3 (0.16%) VBScript
9 2 (0.11%) C++
9 2 (0.11%) ABAP
9 2 (0.11%) ActionScript
9 2 (0.11%) Python
9 2 (0.11%) ActionScript 2.0
10 1 (0.053%) ActionScript 3.0
Qualifications
1 245 (12.96%) Security Cleared
2 184 (9.74%) PMI Certification
3 175 (9.26%) SC Cleared
4 163 (8.62%) Degree
5 125 (6.61%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 116 (6.14%) PMP
7 109 (5.77%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 71 (3.76%) DV Cleared
9 50 (2.65%) ISEB
10 13 (0.69%) Microsoft Certification
10 13 (0.69%) HNC
10 13 (0.69%) ISTQB
11 9 (0.48%) MAPM
11 9 (0.48%) APMP
12 8 (0.42%) HND
12 8 (0.42%) ITIL Certification
12 8 (0.42%) Cisco Certification
13 7 (0.37%) CISSP
13 7 (0.37%) Six Sigma Black Belt
14 6 (0.32%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 111 (5.87%) QA
2 29 (1.53%) P3O
3 24 (1.27%) ISO 9001
3 24 (1.27%) SLA
4 11 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 7 (0.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 7 (0.37%) Data Quality
6 4 (0.21%) GxP
6 4 (0.21%) JSP 440
7 3 (0.16%) Basel III
8 2 (0.11%) EMIR
8 2 (0.11%) Dodd-Frank
8 2 (0.11%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.11%) ISO 14001
9 1 (0.053%) COBIT
9 1 (0.053%) FINREP
9 1 (0.053%) Solvency II
9 1 (0.053%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 32 (1.69%) Active Directory
2 25 (1.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (0.42%) VMware ESXi
4 7 (0.37%) XenApp
5 4 (0.21%) Hyper-V
6 3 (0.16%) VMware ESX
6 3 (0.16%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (0.11%) XenServer
7 2 (0.11%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 29 (1.53%) HP Quality Center
2 26 (1.38%) SCCM
3 12 (0.63%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (0.11%) SCOM
5 1 (0.053%) SCVMM
5 1 (0.053%) Netcool
5 1 (0.053%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.053%) SCDPM
5 1 (0.053%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 738 (39.05%) Microsoft
2 112 (5.93%) Oracle
3 107 (5.66%) SAP
4 48 (2.54%) HP
5 36 (1.90%) VMware
6 29 (1.53%) Cisco
7 28 (1.48%) Salesforce.com
8 26 (1.38%) IBM
9 25 (1.32%) Primavera
10 24 (1.27%) Planview
11 22 (1.16%) Business Objects
12 19 (1.01%) Citrix
13 17 (0.90%) Adobe
13 17 (0.90%) CheckPoint
14 16 (0.85%) Casewise
15 14 (0.74%) Remedy
16 10 (0.53%) Kofax
16 10 (0.53%) EMC
16 10 (0.53%) BMC
16 10 (0.53%) Yardi
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London
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City, London
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City, London
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Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
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Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
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