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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Project
Rank 104 121 93
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -28
Contract jobs citing MS Project 980 831 1099
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.91% 1.73% 2.07%
As % of the Applications category 14.64% 13.64% 15.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 617 510 721
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 £236 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £524
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 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 £12.79 £16.10 £21.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.95 £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
6692 6092 7009
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 13.08% 12.66% 13.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 3802 3356 3707
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 £504 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.83% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 676 604 731
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 £10.09 £10.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £27.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -4.29%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 29 August 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 +3 382 £425 - 53
South East +32 276 £375 +7.14% 34
South West -21 75 £375 +2.73% 13
West Midlands +9 62 £350 +13.82% 4
North West +8 60 £410 +9.33% 13
East of England -7 56 £425 +48.60% 2
Yorkshire +3 32 £325 -7.14% 7
East Midlands +13 26 £350 +55.55% 6
Midlands +1 3 £450 +20.00%
North East -35 3 £438 +96.62% 7
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MS Project
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 August 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.

1 922 (48.35%) Project Management
2 850 (44.57%) MS Excel
3 768 (40.27%) PRINCE2
4 730 (38.28%) Microsoft
5 676 (35.45%) Finance
6 479 (25.12%) MS Office
7 432 (22.65%) MS Visio
8 393 (20.61%) MS PowerPoint
9 335 (17.57%) Project Planning
10 302 (15.84%) Stakeholder Management
11 261 (13.69%) Security Cleared
12 249 (13.06%) Change Management
13 237 (12.43%) SharePoint
14 221 (11.59%) Banking
15 195 (10.23%) SC Cleared
16 183 (9.60%) PMI Certification
17 173 (9.07%) ITIL
18 163 (8.55%) Programme Management
19 151 (7.92%) Degree
20 142 (7.45%) Oracle
21 133 (6.97%) Windows
22 132 (6.92%) Business Analysis
23 124 (6.50%) Risk Management
24 123 (6.45%) Change Control
25 122 (6.40%) PRINCE2 Certification
26 120 (6.29%) Migration
26 120 (6.29%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
27 119 (6.24%) PMP
28 118 (6.19%) Retail
29 116 (6.08%) SAP

MS Project
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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
1 237 (12.43%) SharePoint
2 105 (5.51%) MS Project Server
3 32 (1.68%) SharePoint 2010
4 15 (0.79%) IIS
4 15 (0.79%) CMS
5 14 (0.73%) MS Exchange
5 14 (0.73%) SAS
6 11 (0.58%) WebLogic
6 11 (0.58%) Tomcat
7 10 (0.52%) Confluence
7 10 (0.52%) SharePoint 2013
7 10 (0.52%) Lync
8 8 (0.42%) WebSphere
8 8 (0.42%) SharePoint Server
8 8 (0.42%) Documentum
9 7 (0.37%) BizTalk Server
9 7 (0.37%) Apache
10 5 (0.26%) WebSphere Application Server
11 4 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2003
12 3 (0.16%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 850 (44.57%) MS Excel
2 479 (25.12%) MS Office
3 432 (22.65%) MS Visio
4 393 (20.61%) MS PowerPoint
5 41 (2.15%) Spreadsheet
6 12 (0.63%) Photoshop
7 7 (0.37%) Acrobat
8 6 (0.31%) OmniGraffle
8 6 (0.31%) Adobe After Effects
8 6 (0.31%) Adobe Illustrator
8 6 (0.31%) InDesign
8 6 (0.31%) Fireworks
9 4 (0.21%) Open Workbench
9 4 (0.21%) AutoCAD
10 1 (0.052%) SPSS
10 1 (0.052%) Niku Workbench
10 1 (0.052%) InfoPath
10 1 (0.052%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 16 (0.84%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (0.73%) Dynamics AX
3 11 (0.58%) CA Clarity
4 8 (0.42%) Agresso
5 7 (0.37%) SAP FI
5 7 (0.37%) Oracle Financials
5 7 (0.37%) Remedy ITSM
6 6 (0.31%) Oracle EBS R12
7 5 (0.26%) SAP SRM
8 4 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 4 (0.21%) Summit
8 4 (0.21%) TrackWise
8 4 (0.21%) Oracle ERP
9 3 (0.16%) SAP SD
9 3 (0.16%) SAP PP
9 3 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
9 3 (0.16%) Oracle HRMS
9 3 (0.16%) SAP BPC
9 3 (0.16%) IntelliMatch
9 3 (0.16%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 5 (0.26%) Office 365
2 4 (0.21%) SaaS
3 3 (0.16%) Force.com
4 1 (0.052%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 38 (1.99%) LAN
2 34 (1.78%) WAN
3 22 (1.15%) Intranet
4 21 (1.10%) SAN
4 21 (1.10%) Firewall
5 12 (0.63%) SSL
5 12 (0.63%) Internet
6 11 (0.58%) Extranet
6 11 (0.58%) TCP/IP
7 9 (0.47%) Wi-Fi
8 8 (0.42%) SDH
8 8 (0.42%) ATM
9 7 (0.37%) Unified Communications
10 6 (0.31%) Structured Cabling
10 6 (0.31%) DNS
10 6 (0.31%) DHCP
11 5 (0.26%) MPLS
11 5 (0.26%) HTTP
11 5 (0.26%) VoIP
12 4 (0.21%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (2.67%) 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%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 8 (0.42%) Oracle Discoverer
7 7 (0.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 6 (0.31%) SAP BW
8 6 (0.31%) BusinessObjects
9 5 (0.26%) Relational Database
9 5 (0.26%) Big Data
9 5 (0.26%) SAP Data Services
10 4 (0.21%) SQL Server 2008
11 3 (0.16%) Crystal Reports
11 3 (0.16%) Oracle OWB
11 3 (0.16%) SQL Server 2012
11 3 (0.16%) SAP HANA
11 3 (0.16%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 38 (1.99%) JIRA
2 10 (0.52%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (0.37%) Visual Studio
4 6 (0.31%) Axure RP
5 4 (0.21%) StarTeam
5 4 (0.21%) Wise Package Studio
5 4 (0.21%) Subversion
5 4 (0.21%) AdminStudio
5 4 (0.21%) ClearQuest
6 3 (0.16%) TestDirector
6 3 (0.16%) QuickTest Pro
6 3 (0.16%) RequisitePro
6 3 (0.16%) MSI
6 3 (0.16%) Rational Rose
6 3 (0.16%) Oracle Forms
7 2 (0.10%) LSMW
7 2 (0.10%) Toad
8 1 (0.052%) XMLSpy
8 1 (0.052%) InstallShield
8 1 (0.052%) ClearCase
General
1 676 (35.45%) Finance
2 221 (11.59%) Banking
3 118 (6.19%) Retail
4 95 (4.98%) Telecoms
5 52 (2.73%) Investment Banking
6 48 (2.52%) Marketing
7 42 (2.20%) Legal
7 42 (2.20%) Retail Banking
8 36 (1.89%) Manufacturing
9 34 (1.78%) Pharmaceutical
10 33 (1.73%) Advertising
11 31 (1.63%) Publishing
12 28 (1.47%) Financial Institution
13 27 (1.42%) Back Office
14 25 (1.31%) Billing
15 18 (0.94%) Law
16 17 (0.89%) Front Office
17 13 (0.68%) Automotive
18 9 (0.47%) Spanish Language
19 8 (0.42%) German Language
Job Titles
1 621 (32.56%) Project Manager
2 356 (18.67%) Analyst
3 139 (7.29%) Business Analyst
4 129 (6.76%) Project Planner
5 124 (6.50%) PMO Analyst
6 114 (5.98%) Coordinator
7 86 (4.51%) Project Coordinator
8 72 (3.78%) Programme Manager
9 61 (3.20%) Project Officer
10 55 (2.88%) Consultant
11 54 (2.83%) Administrator
11 54 (2.83%) Project Support Officer
12 47 (2.46%) Programme Planner
13 46 (2.41%) Senior Manager
14 43 (2.25%) Project Analyst
15 40 (2.10%) Programme Analyst
15 40 (2.10%) PMO Manager
16 38 (1.99%) Senior Project Manager
17 35 (1.84%) Project Administrator
18 34 (1.78%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (2.52%) .NET
2 21 (1.10%) XML
3 18 (0.94%) Web Services
4 13 (0.68%) Middleware
5 9 (0.47%) HTML
6 8 (0.42%) Oracle Fusion
6 8 (0.42%) Flash
7 7 (0.37%) Visualforce
8 6 (0.31%) CSS
8 6 (0.31%) JSP
8 6 (0.31%) J2EE
9 5 (0.26%) JMS
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%) ASP.NET
10 4 (0.21%) Swing
11 3 (0.16%) Boost C++ Libraries
Miscellaneous
1 100 (5.24%) PMI
2 87 (4.56%) Management Information System
3 20 (1.05%) NHS
4 15 (0.79%) FMCG
5 14 (0.73%) Computer Science
5 14 (0.73%) Mobile App
6 13 (0.68%) Derivative
7 11 (0.58%) Fixed Income
7 11 (0.58%) Enterprise Software
8 10 (0.52%) Smart Meter
8 10 (0.52%) EPoS
9 8 (0.42%) CMDB
9 8 (0.42%) Credit Risk
9 8 (0.42%) Taxonomies
10 7 (0.37%) Equities
10 7 (0.37%) Market Risk
11 6 (0.31%) Data Integration
11 6 (0.31%) CESG
12 5 (0.26%) Mainframe
12 5 (0.26%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 133 (6.97%) Windows
2 39 (2.05%) Windows 7
3 28 (1.47%) Windows Server 2003
4 25 (1.31%) UNIX
4 25 (1.31%) Windows Server 2008
5 21 (1.10%) Linux
5 21 (1.10%) Windows XP
6 18 (0.94%) Windows Vista
7 14 (0.73%) Windows Server 2012
7 14 (0.73%) Windows 2000
8 7 (0.37%) Apple iOS
9 6 (0.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (0.21%) Android
10 4 (0.21%) pSOS
11 2 (0.10%) VMS
12 1 (0.052%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.052%) Solaris
12 1 (0.052%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 922 (48.35%) Project Management
2 768 (40.27%) PRINCE2
3 335 (17.57%) Project Planning
4 302 (15.84%) Stakeholder Management
5 249 (13.06%) Change Management
6 173 (9.07%) ITIL
7 163 (8.55%) Programme Management
8 132 (6.92%) Business Analysis
9 124 (6.50%) Risk Management
10 123 (6.45%) Change Control
11 120 (6.29%) Migration
12 108 (5.66%) Agile Software Development
13 81 (4.25%) Service Delivery
14 76 (3.99%) ERP
15 75 (3.93%) Waterfall
16 69 (3.62%) PRINCE
17 62 (3.25%) CRM
18 61 (3.20%) Dependency Management
19 60 (3.15%) Data Analysis
19 60 (3.15%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 73 (3.83%) SQL
2 40 (2.10%) Java
3 21 (1.10%) VBA
4 18 (0.94%) C#
5 15 (0.79%) C
6 11 (0.58%) VB
7 8 (0.42%) Apex Code
8 7 (0.37%) Python
8 7 (0.37%) C++
9 6 (0.31%) Shell Script
10 5 (0.26%) Jython
10 5 (0.26%) C-shell
10 5 (0.26%) Bash Shell
10 5 (0.26%) Korn
11 4 (0.21%) JavaScript
11 4 (0.21%) PL/SQL
12 3 (0.16%) ABAP
12 3 (0.16%) T-SQL
12 3 (0.16%) Perl
12 3 (0.16%) Scala
Qualifications
1 261 (13.69%) Security Cleared
2 195 (10.23%) SC Cleared
3 183 (9.60%) PMI Certification
4 151 (7.92%) Degree
5 122 (6.40%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 120 (6.29%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 119 (6.24%) PMP
8 62 (3.25%) DV Cleared
9 58 (3.04%) ISEB
10 16 (0.84%) ISTQB
11 13 (0.68%) HNC
12 10 (0.52%) APMP
12 10 (0.52%) HND
12 10 (0.52%) Microsoft Certification
12 10 (0.52%) CISSP
13 9 (0.47%) Cisco Certification
13 9 (0.47%) MAPM
14 8 (0.42%) SAP Certification
15 7 (0.37%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 6 (0.31%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 102 (5.35%) QA
2 26 (1.36%) SLA
3 24 (1.26%) 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%) 21 CFR Part 11
12 1 (0.052%) ISO 14001
12 1 (0.052%) FINREP
12 1 (0.052%) Solvency II
12 1 (0.052%) PCI DSS
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 34 (1.78%) HP Quality Center
2 18 (0.94%) SCCM
3 13 (0.68%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 3 (0.16%) OVSD
4 3 (0.16%) Puppet
5 2 (0.10%) SCOM
6 1 (0.052%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.052%) Netcool
6 1 (0.052%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 1 (0.052%) SCDPM
6 1 (0.052%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (0.052%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 730 (38.28%) Microsoft
2 142 (7.45%) Oracle
3 116 (6.08%) SAP
4 52 (2.73%) HP
5 31 (1.63%) VMware
6 30 (1.57%) Cisco
7 27 (1.42%) Primavera
8 24 (1.26%) IBM
9 23 (1.21%) 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%) Niku
16 9 (0.47%) Kofax
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