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 21 October 2014 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Project
Rank 117 138 111
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -27
Contract jobs citing MS Project 976 775 935
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.84% 1.61% 1.82%
As % of the Applications category 13.86% 12.75% 14.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 672 481 603
Average daily rate
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£385 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £213 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 10 20
Average hourly rate £22.50 £16.25 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+38.46% -40.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.20 £13.35 £16.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £163.00 £32.89 £115.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £16.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+118.75% -40.74%
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
7040 6079 6480
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 13.25% 12.67% 12.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 3957 3375 3385
Average daily rate £340 £330 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £150 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £510 £501
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 731 587 694
Average hourly rate £15.25 £15.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.66% -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.36 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.67 £26.76 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.73 £14.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+8.48% -6.45%

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 21 October 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 21 October 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 21 October 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 +37 446 £405 -3.28% 65
South East +22 237 £375 +7.14% 22
South West -8 88 £375 +6.99% 18
West Midlands +4 60 £350 +13.17% 11
North West -3 46 £390 +0.64% 9
East of England -8 42 £343 +34.31% 10
East Midlands +17 32 £349 +7.38% 7
Yorkshire -17 28 £330 -5.71% 16
North East -58 4 £500 +124.71% 1
Midlands -2 2 £475 +26.66% 1
South Coast - - - -
MS Project
UK

MS Project
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 21 October 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.

1 910 (48.30%) Project Management
2 854 (45.33%) MS Excel
3 741 (39.33%) PRINCE2
4 721 (38.27%) Microsoft
5 621 (32.96%) Finance
6 492 (26.11%) MS Office
7 407 (21.60%) MS Visio
8 397 (21.07%) MS PowerPoint
9 309 (16.40%) Agile Software Development
10 306 (16.24%) Project Planning
11 271 (14.38%) Stakeholder Management
12 268 (14.23%) Security Cleared
13 247 (13.11%) Change Management
14 243 (12.90%) SharePoint
15 207 (10.99%) SC Cleared
16 197 (10.46%) Analytical Skills
17 196 (10.40%) Banking
18 175 (9.29%) ITIL
19 161 (8.55%) Programme Management
20 156 (8.28%) PMI Certification
21 136 (7.22%) Oracle
22 132 (7.01%) Risk Management
23 130 (6.90%) Windows
24 128 (6.79%) Degree
25 127 (6.74%) SAP
26 124 (6.58%) Business Analysis
27 123 (6.53%) Change Control
28 118 (6.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
29 117 (6.21%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
30 116 (6.16%) Migration

MS Project
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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
1 243 (12.90%) SharePoint
2 103 (5.47%) MS Project Server
3 22 (1.17%) SharePoint 2010
4 18 (0.96%) IIS
5 16 (0.85%) MS Exchange
5 16 (0.85%) Tomcat
6 15 (0.80%) WebLogic
7 14 (0.74%) SAS
7 14 (0.74%) CMS
8 12 (0.64%) WebSphere
9 11 (0.58%) Apache
10 10 (0.53%) Documentum
10 10 (0.53%) Lync
11 9 (0.48%) WebSphere Application Server
11 9 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2003
12 8 (0.42%) SharePoint 2013
13 7 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2010
13 7 (0.37%) Confluence
13 7 (0.37%) JBoss
14 6 (0.32%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 854 (45.33%) MS Excel
2 492 (26.11%) MS Office
3 407 (21.60%) MS Visio
4 397 (21.07%) MS PowerPoint
5 44 (2.34%) Spreadsheet
6 12 (0.64%) Photoshop
7 4 (0.21%) AutoCAD
7 4 (0.21%) Open Workbench
8 3 (0.16%) OmniGraffle
8 3 (0.16%) Fireworks
8 3 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
8 3 (0.16%) InDesign
8 3 (0.16%) Adobe After Effects
9 2 (0.11%) Acrobat
10 1 (0.053%) Niku Workbench
10 1 (0.053%) InfoPath
10 1 (0.053%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 17 (0.90%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (0.69%) CA Clarity
3 10 (0.53%) SAP FI
4 8 (0.42%) Agresso
4 8 (0.42%) Dynamics AX
5 5 (0.27%) Oracle EBS R12
5 5 (0.27%) Oracle ERP
6 4 (0.21%) Summit
6 4 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
7 3 (0.16%) SAP BPC
7 3 (0.16%) Oracle Retail
7 3 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 3 (0.16%) Oracle HRMS
7 3 (0.16%) SAP SD
7 3 (0.16%) WebTrends
7 3 (0.16%) SAP PP
7 3 (0.16%) IntelliMatch
8 2 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
8 2 (0.11%) SAP APO
8 2 (0.11%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 10 (0.53%) SaaS
2 5 (0.27%) Office 365
3 3 (0.16%) Force.com
4 1 (0.053%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 32 (1.70%) LAN
2 31 (1.65%) WAN
3 28 (1.49%) Firewall
4 26 (1.38%) SAN
5 23 (1.22%) Intranet
6 17 (0.90%) TCP/IP
7 15 (0.80%) SSL
8 14 (0.74%) DNS
9 13 (0.69%) DHCP
10 12 (0.64%) Internet
11 10 (0.53%) Extranet
12 9 (0.48%) Unified Communications
13 8 (0.42%) HTTP
13 8 (0.42%) SDH
14 7 (0.37%) ATM
15 6 (0.32%) VPN
15 6 (0.32%) VLAN
15 6 (0.32%) Cisco ASA
16 5 (0.27%) NAS
16 5 (0.27%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (2.87%) SQL Server
2 21 (1.11%) MS Access
3 16 (0.85%) Oracle Reports
4 13 (0.69%) SQL Server 2008
5 12 (0.64%) Oracle Database
6 10 (0.53%) Oracle Discoverer
7 8 (0.42%) Relational Database
8 7 (0.37%) Data Warehouse
8 7 (0.37%) SAP Data Services
9 6 (0.32%) SAP BW
9 6 (0.32%) QlikView
10 5 (0.27%) SQL Server 2005
10 5 (0.27%) Crystal Reports
10 5 (0.27%) BusinessObjects
11 4 (0.21%) Big Data
12 3 (0.16%) SAP HANA
12 3 (0.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 3 (0.16%) Oracle Database 10g
12 3 (0.16%) SQL Server 2000
12 3 (0.16%) Oracle OWB
Development Applications
1 36 (1.91%) JIRA
2 10 (0.53%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (0.37%) TestDirector
4 6 (0.32%) Visual Studio
4 6 (0.32%) ClearQuest
5 4 (0.21%) LSMW
5 4 (0.21%) Rational Rose
5 4 (0.21%) StarTeam
6 3 (0.16%) RequisitePro
6 3 (0.16%) Axure RP
6 3 (0.16%) ClearCase
6 3 (0.16%) Subversion
6 3 (0.16%) Oracle APEX
7 2 (0.11%) Rational Functional Tester
7 2 (0.11%) Git (software)
7 2 (0.11%) Rational Robot
7 2 (0.11%) JUnit
7 2 (0.11%) QuickTest Pro
7 2 (0.11%) SoapUI
8 1 (0.053%) Hudson
General
1 621 (32.96%) Finance
2 196 (10.40%) Banking
3 110 (5.84%) Retail
4 99 (5.25%) Telecoms
5 56 (2.97%) Investment Banking
6 49 (2.60%) Legal
7 40 (2.12%) Retail Banking
8 37 (1.96%) Marketing
9 30 (1.59%) Manufacturing
10 29 (1.54%) Pharmaceutical
10 29 (1.54%) Back Office
11 28 (1.49%) Publishing
12 22 (1.17%) Advertising
12 22 (1.17%) Law
13 21 (1.11%) Billing
14 18 (0.96%) Financial Institution
14 18 (0.96%) Front Office
15 16 (0.85%) Automotive
16 9 (0.48%) Local Government
17 7 (0.37%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 586 (31.10%) Project Manager
2 339 (17.99%) Analyst
3 132 (7.01%) Business Analyst
4 130 (6.90%) Coordinator
5 125 (6.63%) PMO Analyst
6 107 (5.68%) Project Planner
7 103 (5.47%) Project Coordinator
8 69 (3.66%) Programme Manager
9 54 (2.87%) Consultant
10 50 (2.65%) Project Officer
11 48 (2.55%) Administrator
12 46 (2.44%) PMO Manager
13 45 (2.39%) Project Support Officer
14 44 (2.34%) Project Analyst
14 44 (2.34%) Senior Manager
15 43 (2.28%) Programme Planner
16 36 (1.91%) Junior
17 33 (1.75%) Senior Project Manager
17 33 (1.75%) Project Administrator
18 32 (1.70%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (2.76%) .NET
2 30 (1.59%) XML
3 19 (1.01%) Web Services
4 14 (0.74%) STL
5 10 (0.53%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 9 (0.48%) Middleware
6 9 (0.48%) JMS
6 9 (0.48%) HTML
7 8 (0.42%) CSS
8 7 (0.37%) ASP.NET
8 7 (0.37%) Visualforce
9 6 (0.32%) JSP
10 5 (0.27%) Flash
11 4 (0.21%) Spring
11 4 (0.21%) Silverlight
11 4 (0.21%) Struts
11 4 (0.21%) Swing
12 3 (0.16%) J2EE
12 3 (0.16%) ASP.NET MVC
12 3 (0.16%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 197 (10.46%) Analytical Skills
2 84 (4.46%) Management Information System
3 83 (4.41%) PMI
4 20 (1.06%) Fixed Income
5 19 (1.01%) Derivative
6 18 (0.96%) NHS
7 15 (0.80%) User Experience
7 15 (0.80%) FMCG
8 13 (0.69%) Computer Science
9 11 (0.58%) Enterprise Software
9 11 (0.58%) Interest Rate Derivative
10 10 (0.53%) CESG
10 10 (0.53%) Grid Computing
11 9 (0.48%) Mobile App
12 7 (0.37%) Smart Meter
12 7 (0.37%) Mathematics
12 7 (0.37%) Credit Risk
13 6 (0.32%) Market Risk
13 6 (0.32%) Statistics
13 6 (0.32%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 130 (6.90%) Windows
2 39 (2.07%) Windows 7
3 27 (1.43%) Linux
4 24 (1.27%) Windows Server 2008
5 23 (1.22%) UNIX
6 22 (1.17%) Windows Server 2003
7 19 (1.01%) Windows XP
8 13 (0.69%) Windows 2000
9 12 (0.64%) Windows Vista
10 10 (0.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 8 (0.42%) Windows Server 2012
12 3 (0.16%) Apple iOS
12 3 (0.16%) pSOS
13 2 (0.11%) VMS
13 2 (0.11%) Android
14 1 (0.053%) Windows 2000 Server
14 1 (0.053%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.053%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.053%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 910 (48.30%) Project Management
2 741 (39.33%) PRINCE2
3 309 (16.40%) Agile Software Development
4 306 (16.24%) Project Planning
5 271 (14.38%) Stakeholder Management
6 247 (13.11%) Change Management
7 175 (9.29%) ITIL
8 161 (8.55%) Programme Management
9 132 (7.01%) Risk Management
10 124 (6.58%) Business Analysis
11 123 (6.53%) Change Control
12 116 (6.16%) Migration
13 86 (4.56%) Waterfall
14 80 (4.25%) Service Delivery
15 79 (4.19%) ERP
16 67 (3.56%) PRINCE
17 63 (3.34%) CRM
18 59 (3.13%) Resource Management
19 58 (3.08%) Validation
20 57 (3.03%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 91 (4.83%) SQL
2 32 (1.70%) Java
3 28 (1.49%) C#
4 21 (1.11%) VBA
5 16 (0.85%) Python
5 16 (0.85%) C++
6 13 (0.69%) Shell Script
7 12 (0.64%) C
8 9 (0.48%) Jython
9 8 (0.42%) Apex Code
10 7 (0.37%) Korn
10 7 (0.37%) C-shell
10 7 (0.37%) Bash Shell
10 7 (0.37%) PL/SQL
10 7 (0.37%) VBScript
10 7 (0.37%) VB
11 4 (0.21%) VB.NET
11 4 (0.21%) JavaScript
11 4 (0.21%) Scala
12 3 (0.16%) Perl
Qualifications
1 268 (14.23%) Security Cleared
2 207 (10.99%) SC Cleared
3 156 (8.28%) PMI Certification
4 128 (6.79%) Degree
5 118 (6.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 117 (6.21%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 98 (5.20%) PMP
8 71 (3.77%) ISEB
9 47 (2.49%) DV Cleared
10 22 (1.17%) APMP
11 16 (0.85%) Microsoft Certification
11 16 (0.85%) ISTQB
12 14 (0.74%) HNC
12 14 (0.74%) HND
13 12 (0.64%) CISSP
13 12 (0.64%) ISEB Practitioner
14 10 (0.53%) Cisco Certification
15 8 (0.42%) SAP Certification
15 8 (0.42%) CISA
15 8 (0.42%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 92 (4.88%) QA
2 34 (1.80%) P3O
3 21 (1.11%) SLA
3 21 (1.11%) ISO 9001
4 11 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 10 (0.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 9 (0.48%) Data Quality
7 5 (0.27%) JSP 440
8 2 (0.11%) Solvency II
8 2 (0.11%) GxP
9 1 (0.053%) COBIT
9 1 (0.053%) Basel II
9 1 (0.053%) ISO 14001
9 1 (0.053%) 21 CFR Part 11
9 1 (0.053%) COREP
9 1 (0.053%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.053%) Basel III
System Software
1 35 (1.86%) Active Directory
2 21 (1.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (0.42%) Hyper-V
3 8 (0.42%) VMware ESXi
4 7 (0.37%) XenApp
5 3 (0.16%) MetaFrame
6 2 (0.11%) VMware ESX
6 2 (0.11%) XenServer
6 2 (0.11%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.053%) vSphere
7 1 (0.053%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 40 (2.12%) HP Quality Center
2 14 (0.74%) SCCM
3 12 (0.64%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 7 (0.37%) SCOM
5 6 (0.32%) SCVMM
5 6 (0.32%) Norton AntiVirus
5 6 (0.32%) SCDPM
6 5 (0.27%) OVSD
7 4 (0.21%) Puppet
8 1 (0.053%) Netcool
8 1 (0.053%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 1 (0.053%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 721 (38.27%) Microsoft
2 136 (7.22%) Oracle
3 127 (6.74%) SAP
4 63 (3.34%) HP
5 39 (2.07%) Cisco
6 34 (1.80%) VMware
7 31 (1.65%) Primavera
8 28 (1.49%) IBM
9 21 (1.11%) CheckPoint
10 19 (1.01%) Salesforce.com
10 19 (1.01%) Planview
11 18 (0.96%) Casewise
11 18 (0.96%) Citrix
11 18 (0.96%) Business Objects
12 11 (0.58%) EMC
13 10 (0.53%) Adobe
13 10 (0.53%) NetApp
13 10 (0.53%) Red Hat
14 9 (0.48%) CA
15 8 (0.42%) Siebel
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