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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Project
Rank 102 121 92
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -29
Contract jobs citing MS Project 979 841 1100
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.91% 1.72% 2.07%
As % of the Applications category 14.68% 13.62% 15.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 621 517 722
Average daily rate
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£400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £239 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £523
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 13 25
Average hourly rate £16.00 £31.56 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-49.29% +16.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.70 £16.10 £21.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.30 £39.16 £89.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £31.56 £27.25
% change year-on-year
-49.29% +15.79%
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
6671 6176 7011
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 13.04% 12.66% 13.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 3792 3407 3708
Average daily rate £345 £338 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.22% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £150 £167
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £505 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 675 610 731
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 £10.13 £10.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £27.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.25 £16.20
% change year-on-year
-1.63% -5.83%

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 1 September 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 1 September 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 1 September 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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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 -4 383 £425 - 62
South East +36 276 £375 +7.14% 36
South West -27 75 £375 +2.73% 14
West Midlands +7 62 £350 +13.82% 5
North West +19 59 £410 +9.33% 14
East of England -6 55 £428 +49.47% 2
Yorkshire +6 32 £325 -7.14% 8
East Midlands +15 26 £350 +55.55% 5
Midlands 0 3 £450 +20.00%
North East -33 3 £438 +96.62% 6
MS Project
UK

MS Project
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 September 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.

1 924 (48.43%) Project Management
2 854 (44.76%) MS Excel
3 767 (40.20%) PRINCE2
4 730 (38.26%) Microsoft
5 675 (35.38%) Finance
6 478 (25.05%) MS Office
7 433 (22.69%) MS Visio
8 398 (20.86%) MS PowerPoint
9 333 (17.45%) Project Planning
10 300 (15.72%) Stakeholder Management
11 260 (13.63%) Security Cleared
12 250 (13.10%) Change Management
13 240 (12.58%) SharePoint
14 221 (11.58%) Banking
15 195 (10.22%) SC Cleared
16 182 (9.54%) PMI Certification
17 173 (9.07%) ITIL
18 163 (8.54%) Programme Management
19 149 (7.81%) Degree
20 142 (7.44%) Oracle
21 136 (7.13%) Windows
22 132 (6.92%) Business Analysis
23 126 (6.60%) Risk Management
24 123 (6.45%) Change Control
25 122 (6.39%) Migration
26 121 (6.34%) PRINCE2 Certification
27 119 (6.24%) Retail
27 119 (6.24%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
28 118 (6.18%) PMP
29 115 (6.03%) SAP

MS Project
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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
1 240 (12.58%) SharePoint
2 103 (5.40%) MS Project Server
3 33 (1.73%) SharePoint 2010
4 18 (0.94%) IIS
5 15 (0.79%) CMS
6 14 (0.73%) SAS
6 14 (0.73%) MS Exchange
6 14 (0.73%) Tomcat
7 12 (0.63%) WebLogic
8 11 (0.58%) WebSphere
8 11 (0.58%) SharePoint 2013
9 10 (0.52%) Confluence
9 10 (0.52%) Apache
10 9 (0.47%) Documentum
10 9 (0.47%) Lync
11 8 (0.42%) SharePoint Server
11 8 (0.42%) WebSphere Application Server
12 7 (0.37%) BizTalk Server
13 5 (0.26%) IBM HTTP Server
14 4 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 854 (44.76%) MS Excel
2 478 (25.05%) MS Office
3 433 (22.69%) MS Visio
4 398 (20.86%) MS PowerPoint
5 41 (2.15%) Spreadsheet
6 12 (0.63%) Photoshop
7 7 (0.37%) Acrobat
8 6 (0.31%) Fireworks
8 6 (0.31%) Adobe Illustrator
8 6 (0.31%) InDesign
8 6 (0.31%) Adobe After Effects
8 6 (0.31%) OmniGraffle
9 4 (0.21%) AutoCAD
9 4 (0.21%) Open Workbench
10 1 (0.052%) InfoPath
10 1 (0.052%) Adobe Captivate
10 1 (0.052%) Niku Workbench
10 1 (0.052%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 16 (0.84%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (0.73%) Dynamics AX
3 12 (0.63%) CA Clarity
4 8 (0.42%) Agresso
5 7 (0.37%) SAP FI
5 7 (0.37%) Remedy ITSM
6 6 (0.31%) Oracle EBS R12
6 6 (0.31%) Oracle Financials
7 5 (0.26%) SAP SRM
8 4 (0.21%) TrackWise
8 4 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 4 (0.21%) Oracle ERP
8 4 (0.21%) Summit
9 3 (0.16%) Oracle HRMS
9 3 (0.16%) WebTrends
9 3 (0.16%) SAP SD
9 3 (0.16%) SAP PP
9 3 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
9 3 (0.16%) SAP BPC
9 3 (0.16%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 5 (0.26%) SaaS
1 5 (0.26%) Office 365
2 3 (0.16%) Force.com
3 1 (0.052%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 38 (1.99%) LAN
2 34 (1.78%) WAN
3 23 (1.21%) Intranet
4 22 (1.15%) Firewall
5 21 (1.10%) SAN
6 15 (0.79%) SSL
7 12 (0.63%) Internet
8 11 (0.58%) Extranet
8 11 (0.58%) TCP/IP
9 8 (0.42%) SDH
9 8 (0.42%) ATM
9 8 (0.42%) Wi-Fi
10 7 (0.37%) HTTP
10 7 (0.37%) Unified Communications
11 6 (0.31%) Structured Cabling
11 6 (0.31%) DHCP
11 6 (0.31%) DNS
12 5 (0.26%) MPLS
12 5 (0.26%) VoIP
13 4 (0.21%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (2.78%) SQL Server
2 21 (1.10%) MS Access
3 15 (0.79%) Oracle Reports
3 15 (0.79%) QlikView
4 13 (0.68%) Oracle Database
5 11 (0.58%) Data Warehouse
6 8 (0.42%) Oracle Discoverer
6 8 (0.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 7 (0.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 6 (0.31%) BusinessObjects
8 6 (0.31%) SAP BW
9 5 (0.26%) Big Data
9 5 (0.26%) Relational Database
9 5 (0.26%) SAP Data Services
10 4 (0.21%) SQL Server 2008
11 3 (0.16%) SQL Server 2012
11 3 (0.16%) Spotfire
11 3 (0.16%) Oracle OWB
11 3 (0.16%) Crystal Reports
11 3 (0.16%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 41 (2.15%) JIRA
2 10 (0.52%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (0.37%) Visual Studio
4 6 (0.31%) Axure RP
5 4 (0.21%) Wise Package Studio
5 4 (0.21%) StarTeam
5 4 (0.21%) ClearQuest
5 4 (0.21%) AdminStudio
5 4 (0.21%) Subversion
6 3 (0.16%) RequisitePro
6 3 (0.16%) MSI
6 3 (0.16%) Oracle Forms
6 3 (0.16%) Rational Rose
6 3 (0.16%) TestDirector
6 3 (0.16%) QuickTest Pro
7 2 (0.10%) Toad
7 2 (0.10%) LSMW
8 1 (0.052%) Maven
8 1 (0.052%) InstallShield
8 1 (0.052%) LabVIEW
General
1 675 (35.38%) Finance
2 221 (11.58%) Banking
3 119 (6.24%) Retail
4 95 (4.98%) Telecoms
5 53 (2.78%) Investment Banking
6 49 (2.57%) Marketing
7 42 (2.20%) Retail Banking
7 42 (2.20%) Legal
8 34 (1.78%) Manufacturing
9 33 (1.73%) Advertising
9 33 (1.73%) Pharmaceutical
10 31 (1.62%) Publishing
11 28 (1.47%) Financial Institution
12 27 (1.42%) Back Office
13 25 (1.31%) Billing
14 19 (1.00%) Front Office
15 18 (0.94%) Law
16 13 (0.68%) Automotive
17 9 (0.47%) Spanish Language
18 8 (0.42%) German Language
Job Titles
1 625 (32.76%) Project Manager
2 354 (18.55%) Analyst
3 139 (7.29%) Business Analyst
4 130 (6.81%) Project Planner
5 122 (6.39%) PMO Analyst
6 116 (6.08%) Coordinator
7 88 (4.61%) Project Coordinator
8 72 (3.77%) Programme Manager
9 60 (3.14%) Project Officer
10 54 (2.83%) Consultant
10 54 (2.83%) Administrator
11 53 (2.78%) Project Support Officer
12 47 (2.46%) Programme Planner
12 47 (2.46%) Senior Manager
13 43 (2.25%) Project Analyst
14 41 (2.15%) PMO Manager
15 40 (2.10%) Programme Analyst
16 39 (2.04%) Senior Project Manager
17 35 (1.83%) Project Administrator
18 34 (1.78%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (2.52%) .NET
2 21 (1.10%) XML
3 20 (1.05%) Web Services
4 14 (0.73%) Middleware
5 9 (0.47%) HTML
6 8 (0.42%) Flash
6 8 (0.42%) JMS
7 7 (0.37%) Oracle Fusion
7 7 (0.37%) Visualforce
8 6 (0.31%) J2EE
8 6 (0.31%) CSS
8 6 (0.31%) JSP
9 5 (0.26%) STL
9 5 (0.26%) Struts
9 5 (0.26%) Spring
9 5 (0.26%) Application Packaging
9 5 (0.26%) Software Packaging
10 4 (0.21%) Swing
10 4 (0.21%) ASP.NET
11 3 (0.16%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 99 (5.19%) PMI
2 87 (4.56%) Management Information System
3 19 (1.00%) NHS
4 15 (0.79%) Derivative
4 15 (0.79%) FMCG
5 14 (0.73%) Mobile App
5 14 (0.73%) Computer Science
6 11 (0.58%) Enterprise Software
6 11 (0.58%) Fixed Income
7 10 (0.52%) EPoS
7 10 (0.52%) Smart Meter
8 8 (0.42%) Credit Risk
8 8 (0.42%) CMDB
8 8 (0.42%) Taxonomies
9 7 (0.37%) Equities
9 7 (0.37%) Market Risk
10 6 (0.31%) Data Integration
10 6 (0.31%) CESG
11 5 (0.26%) DTV
11 5 (0.26%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 136 (7.13%) Windows
2 39 (2.04%) Windows 7
3 29 (1.52%) Windows Server 2003
4 26 (1.36%) Windows Server 2008
5 25 (1.31%) UNIX
6 24 (1.26%) Linux
7 21 (1.10%) Windows XP
8 18 (0.94%) Windows Vista
9 15 (0.79%) Windows Server 2012
10 14 (0.73%) Windows 2000
11 9 (0.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 7 (0.37%) Apple iOS
13 4 (0.21%) Android
13 4 (0.21%) pSOS
14 2 (0.10%) VMS
15 1 (0.052%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.052%) Solaris
15 1 (0.052%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 924 (48.43%) Project Management
2 767 (40.20%) PRINCE2
3 333 (17.45%) Project Planning
4 300 (15.72%) Stakeholder Management
5 250 (13.10%) Change Management
6 173 (9.07%) ITIL
7 163 (8.54%) Programme Management
8 132 (6.92%) Business Analysis
9 126 (6.60%) Risk Management
10 123 (6.45%) Change Control
11 122 (6.39%) Migration
12 108 (5.66%) Agile Software Development
13 81 (4.25%) Service Delivery
14 76 (3.98%) ERP
15 75 (3.93%) Waterfall
16 68 (3.56%) PRINCE
17 62 (3.25%) CRM
18 61 (3.20%) Dependency Management
19 60 (3.14%) Service Management
19 60 (3.14%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 73 (3.83%) SQL
2 40 (2.10%) Java
3 21 (1.10%) VBA
4 19 (1.00%) C#
5 15 (0.79%) C
6 11 (0.58%) VB
7 8 (0.42%) Shell Script
7 8 (0.42%) Jython
7 8 (0.42%) Apex Code
8 7 (0.37%) C-shell
8 7 (0.37%) Bash Shell
8 7 (0.37%) Korn
8 7 (0.37%) Python
8 7 (0.37%) C++
9 4 (0.21%) PL/SQL
9 4 (0.21%) JavaScript
9 4 (0.21%) Scala
10 3 (0.16%) Perl
10 3 (0.16%) ABAP
10 3 (0.16%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 260 (13.63%) Security Cleared
2 195 (10.22%) SC Cleared
3 182 (9.54%) PMI Certification
4 149 (7.81%) Degree
5 121 (6.34%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 119 (6.24%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 118 (6.18%) PMP
8 60 (3.14%) DV Cleared
9 58 (3.04%) ISEB
10 16 (0.84%) ISTQB
11 13 (0.68%) HNC
12 12 (0.63%) Microsoft Certification
13 11 (0.58%) APMP
14 10 (0.52%) CISSP
14 10 (0.52%) HND
15 9 (0.47%) Cisco Certification
15 9 (0.47%) MAPM
16 8 (0.42%) SAP Certification
17 7 (0.37%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
18 6 (0.31%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 101 (5.29%) QA
2 26 (1.36%) SLA
3 23 (1.21%) P3O
4 20 (1.05%) ISO 9001
5 10 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 9 (0.47%) Data Quality
7 8 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 5 (0.26%) JSP 440
9 4 (0.21%) GxP
10 3 (0.16%) Basel III
11 2 (0.10%) COBIT
12 1 (0.052%) Basel II
12 1 (0.052%) ISO 14001
12 1 (0.052%) Solvency II
12 1 (0.052%) PCI DSS
12 1 (0.052%) 21 CFR Part 11
12 1 (0.052%) FINREP
System Software
1 29 (1.52%) Active Directory
2 21 (1.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (0.37%) VMware ESXi
4 5 (0.26%) XenApp
5 4 (0.21%) Hyper-V
6 3 (0.16%) VMware ESX
7 2 (0.10%) XenServer
7 2 (0.10%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.052%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 33 (1.73%) HP Quality Center
2 18 (0.94%) SCCM
3 13 (0.68%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 4 (0.21%) Puppet
5 3 (0.16%) OVSD
6 2 (0.10%) SCOM
7 1 (0.052%) SCVMM
7 1 (0.052%) SCDPM
7 1 (0.052%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 1 (0.052%) Netcool
7 1 (0.052%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 1 (0.052%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 730 (38.26%) Microsoft
2 142 (7.44%) Oracle
3 115 (6.03%) SAP
4 54 (2.83%) HP
5 31 (1.62%) VMware
6 30 (1.57%) Cisco
7 27 (1.42%) Primavera
8 26 (1.36%) IBM
9 24 (1.26%) Business Objects
10 19 (1.00%) CheckPoint
10 19 (1.00%) Salesforce.com
10 19 (1.00%) Planview
11 17 (0.89%) Casewise
12 16 (0.84%) Citrix
13 15 (0.79%) Adobe
14 14 (0.73%) Remedy
15 11 (0.58%) EMC
16 9 (0.47%) NetApp
16 9 (0.47%) Red Hat
16 9 (0.47%) Kofax
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