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 17 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Project
Rank 106 125 100
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -25
Contract jobs citing MS Project 975 835 1048
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.90% 1.73% 1.95%
As % of the Applications category 14.35% 13.78% 14.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 623 506 692
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 £230 £238 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £569 £525 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £333
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 12 23
Average hourly rate £16.25 £31.56 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-48.50% +14.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.48 £14.20 £21.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £97.75 £39.33 £102.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £25.78 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-35.99% -6.26%
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
6796 6061 7048
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 13.22% 12.57% 13.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 3818 3346 3737
Average daily rate £340 £338 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.74% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £155 £162
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £502 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.17% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 680 591 730
Average hourly rate £15.81 £15.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.41% -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.14 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.95 £26.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
- -3.22%

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 17 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 17 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 17 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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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 +9 402 £425 +3.03% 48
South East +40 259 £375 +7.14% 35
South West -12 81 £375 +5.63% 17
West Midlands +8 62 £350 +6.87% 7
North West +8 56 £410 +9.33% 16
East of England -10 48 £430 +50.34% 8
Yorkshire +2 29 £330 -12.00% 10
East Midlands +14 27 £325 +8.33% 2
North East -45 4 £500 +124.71% 1
MS Project
UK

MS Project
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 17 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.

1 937 (48.00%) Project Management
2 873 (44.72%) MS Excel
3 761 (38.99%) PRINCE2
4 744 (38.11%) Microsoft
5 678 (34.73%) Finance
6 483 (24.74%) MS Office
7 438 (22.44%) MS Visio
8 417 (21.36%) MS PowerPoint
9 334 (17.11%) Project Planning
10 301 (15.42%) Agile Software Development
11 297 (15.22%) Stakeholder Management
12 279 (14.29%) Security Cleared
13 254 (13.01%) SharePoint
14 249 (12.76%) Change Management
15 212 (10.86%) Banking
16 209 (10.71%) SC Cleared
17 193 (9.89%) Analytical Skills
18 180 (9.22%) PMI Certification
19 173 (8.86%) ITIL
20 163 (8.35%) Programme Management
21 145 (7.43%) Degree
22 144 (7.38%) Windows
22 144 (7.38%) Oracle
23 132 (6.76%) Business Analysis
24 128 (6.56%) Risk Management
24 128 (6.56%) Change Control
25 126 (6.45%) SAP
26 121 (6.20%) Migration
27 120 (6.15%) PRINCE2 Certification
28 117 (5.99%) PMP

MS Project
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 17 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
1 254 (13.01%) SharePoint
2 105 (5.38%) MS Project Server
3 30 (1.54%) SharePoint 2010
4 18 (0.92%) IIS
5 15 (0.77%) Tomcat
5 15 (0.77%) MS Exchange
5 15 (0.77%) CMS
6 14 (0.72%) SAS
6 14 (0.72%) WebLogic
7 12 (0.61%) WebSphere
8 11 (0.56%) Documentum
8 11 (0.56%) Apache
9 10 (0.51%) Confluence
10 9 (0.46%) SharePoint Server
10 9 (0.46%) SharePoint 2013
10 9 (0.46%) WebSphere Application Server
11 8 (0.41%) Lync
12 6 (0.31%) IBM HTTP Server
12 6 (0.31%) BizTalk Server
13 5 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 873 (44.72%) MS Excel
2 483 (24.74%) MS Office
3 438 (22.44%) MS Visio
4 417 (21.36%) MS PowerPoint
5 43 (2.20%) Spreadsheet
6 14 (0.72%) Photoshop
7 7 (0.36%) Acrobat
8 6 (0.31%) Adobe After Effects
8 6 (0.31%) Adobe Illustrator
8 6 (0.31%) InDesign
8 6 (0.31%) Fireworks
8 6 (0.31%) OmniGraffle
9 4 (0.20%) AutoCAD
9 4 (0.20%) Open Workbench
10 1 (0.051%) InfoPath
10 1 (0.051%) Adobe Captivate
10 1 (0.051%) Niku Workbench
10 1 (0.051%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 15 (0.77%) CA Clarity
2 14 (0.72%) Dynamics CRM
3 10 (0.51%) SAP FI
3 10 (0.51%) Dynamics AX
4 8 (0.41%) Agresso
5 7 (0.36%) Remedy ITSM
6 6 (0.31%) Oracle Financials
6 6 (0.31%) Oracle EBS R12
7 5 (0.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 5 (0.26%) SAP SRM
7 5 (0.26%) Oracle ERP
8 4 (0.20%) TrackWise
8 4 (0.20%) Summit
9 3 (0.15%) IntelliMatch
9 3 (0.15%) Oracle Retail
9 3 (0.15%) SAP BPC
9 3 (0.15%) SAP PP
9 3 (0.15%) WebTrends
9 3 (0.15%) SAP SD
9 3 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 9 (0.46%) SaaS
2 5 (0.26%) Office 365
3 3 (0.15%) Force.com
4 1 (0.051%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 37 (1.90%) LAN
2 34 (1.74%) WAN
3 25 (1.28%) Firewall
4 24 (1.23%) Intranet
4 24 (1.23%) SAN
5 16 (0.82%) SSL
6 12 (0.61%) Internet
7 11 (0.56%) TCP/IP
7 11 (0.56%) Extranet
8 9 (0.46%) ATM
9 8 (0.41%) Wi-Fi
9 8 (0.41%) SDH
9 8 (0.41%) HTTP
10 7 (0.36%) DHCP
10 7 (0.36%) DNS
11 6 (0.31%) Unified Communications
11 6 (0.31%) Structured Cabling
12 5 (0.26%) VLAN
12 5 (0.26%) VoIP
12 5 (0.26%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (2.51%) SQL Server
2 21 (1.08%) MS Access
3 16 (0.82%) Oracle Reports
4 15 (0.77%) QlikView
5 12 (0.61%) Oracle Database
6 9 (0.46%) Data Warehouse
6 9 (0.46%) Oracle Discoverer
7 6 (0.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 6 (0.31%) SAP BW
7 6 (0.31%) BusinessObjects
7 6 (0.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 5 (0.26%) Relational Database
8 5 (0.26%) Big Data
8 5 (0.26%) SAP Data Services
9 4 (0.20%) SQL Server 2008
10 3 (0.15%) Spotfire
10 3 (0.15%) SAP HANA
10 3 (0.15%) Crystal Reports
10 3 (0.15%) Oracle OWB
11 2 (0.10%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 40 (2.05%) JIRA
2 8 (0.41%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (0.31%) Visual Studio
3 6 (0.31%) Axure RP
4 4 (0.20%) Subversion
4 4 (0.20%) ClearQuest
4 4 (0.20%) StarTeam
5 3 (0.15%) Wise Package Studio
5 3 (0.15%) Rational Rose
5 3 (0.15%) AdminStudio
5 3 (0.15%) TestDirector
6 2 (0.10%) LSMW
6 2 (0.10%) RequisitePro
6 2 (0.10%) MSI
6 2 (0.10%) Toad
6 2 (0.10%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (0.051%) Maven
7 1 (0.051%) Oracle APEX
7 1 (0.051%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 1 (0.051%) PVCS
General
1 678 (34.73%) Finance
2 212 (10.86%) Banking
3 114 (5.84%) Retail
4 99 (5.07%) Telecoms
5 52 (2.66%) Investment Banking
6 46 (2.36%) Marketing
7 41 (2.10%) Retail Banking
7 41 (2.10%) Legal
8 39 (2.00%) Pharmaceutical
9 35 (1.79%) Manufacturing
10 32 (1.64%) Publishing
11 30 (1.54%) Advertising
12 28 (1.43%) Back Office
13 25 (1.28%) Financial Institution
13 25 (1.28%) Billing
14 19 (0.97%) Front Office
15 17 (0.87%) Law
16 15 (0.77%) Automotive
17 10 (0.51%) Local Government
18 7 (0.36%) German Language
Job Titles
1 637 (32.63%) Project Manager
2 360 (18.44%) Analyst
3 137 (7.02%) Business Analyst
4 130 (6.66%) Project Planner
5 123 (6.30%) Coordinator
6 122 (6.25%) PMO Analyst
7 99 (5.07%) Project Coordinator
8 66 (3.38%) Programme Manager
9 62 (3.18%) Project Officer
10 56 (2.87%) Project Support Officer
11 55 (2.82%) Consultant
12 54 (2.77%) Administrator
13 52 (2.66%) Senior Manager
14 50 (2.56%) Project Analyst
15 49 (2.51%) Programme Planner
16 43 (2.20%) PMO Manager
17 40 (2.05%) Senior Project Manager
17 40 (2.05%) Programme Analyst
18 37 (1.90%) Support Analyst
19 36 (1.84%) Project Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (2.61%) .NET
2 24 (1.23%) XML
3 21 (1.08%) Web Services
4 14 (0.72%) Middleware
5 9 (0.46%) JMS
6 8 (0.41%) Flash
6 8 (0.41%) HTML
6 8 (0.41%) STL
7 7 (0.36%) Visualforce
7 7 (0.36%) CSS
8 6 (0.31%) JSP
8 6 (0.31%) J2EE
8 6 (0.31%) Oracle Fusion
9 5 (0.26%) Spring
9 5 (0.26%) Boost C++ Libraries
9 5 (0.26%) Struts
10 4 (0.20%) Swing
10 4 (0.20%) Software Packaging
10 4 (0.20%) Application Packaging
11 3 (0.15%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 193 (9.89%) Analytical Skills
2 96 (4.92%) PMI
3 87 (4.46%) Management Information System
4 20 (1.02%) NHS
5 19 (0.97%) User Experience
6 16 (0.82%) Derivative
7 14 (0.72%) FMCG
8 13 (0.67%) Computer Science
8 13 (0.67%) Mobile App
8 13 (0.67%) Fixed Income
9 12 (0.61%) Enterprise Software
10 10 (0.51%) Smart Meter
11 8 (0.41%) EPoS
11 8 (0.41%) Taxonomies
12 7 (0.36%) CMDB
13 6 (0.31%) CESG
13 6 (0.31%) Equities
13 6 (0.31%) DTV
13 6 (0.31%) Social Media
13 6 (0.31%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 144 (7.38%) Windows
2 43 (2.20%) Windows 7
3 31 (1.59%) UNIX
4 29 (1.49%) Windows Server 2003
5 28 (1.43%) Linux
6 26 (1.33%) Windows Server 2008
7 20 (1.02%) Windows XP
8 17 (0.87%) Windows Vista
9 15 (0.77%) Windows Server 2012
10 14 (0.72%) Windows 2000
11 10 (0.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 6 (0.31%) Apple iOS
13 4 (0.20%) pSOS
13 4 (0.20%) Android
14 2 (0.10%) VMS
15 1 (0.051%) Windows 8
15 1 (0.051%) Solaris
15 1 (0.051%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 937 (48.00%) Project Management
2 761 (38.99%) PRINCE2
3 334 (17.11%) Project Planning
4 301 (15.42%) Agile Software Development
5 297 (15.22%) Stakeholder Management
6 249 (12.76%) Change Management
7 173 (8.86%) ITIL
8 163 (8.35%) Programme Management
9 132 (6.76%) Business Analysis
10 128 (6.56%) Risk Management
10 128 (6.56%) Change Control
11 121 (6.20%) Migration
12 83 (4.25%) Service Delivery
13 82 (4.20%) ERP
14 80 (4.10%) Waterfall
15 67 (3.43%) PRINCE
16 62 (3.18%) Service Management
17 60 (3.07%) CRM
18 59 (3.02%) Coaching
18 59 (3.02%) Dependency Management
Programming Languages
1 77 (3.94%) SQL
2 38 (1.95%) Java
3 23 (1.18%) VBA
4 21 (1.08%) C#
5 17 (0.87%) C
6 11 (0.56%) VB
7 10 (0.51%) Python
7 10 (0.51%) C++
8 9 (0.46%) Shell Script
8 9 (0.46%) Jython
9 8 (0.41%) Apex Code
10 7 (0.36%) Korn
10 7 (0.36%) C-shell
10 7 (0.36%) Bash Shell
11 6 (0.31%) JavaScript
12 4 (0.20%) PL/SQL
12 4 (0.20%) Scala
13 3 (0.15%) VBScript
13 3 (0.15%) ABAP
13 3 (0.15%) Perl
Qualifications
1 279 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 209 (10.71%) SC Cleared
3 180 (9.22%) PMI Certification
4 145 (7.43%) Degree
5 120 (6.15%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 117 (5.99%) PMP
7 115 (5.89%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 66 (3.38%) DV Cleared
9 58 (2.97%) ISEB
10 15 (0.77%) ISTQB
10 15 (0.77%) APMP
11 12 (0.61%) HNC
12 11 (0.56%) HND
12 11 (0.56%) Microsoft Certification
13 10 (0.51%) CISSP
14 9 (0.46%) MAPM
14 9 (0.46%) Cisco Certification
15 8 (0.41%) SAP Certification
16 6 (0.31%) CISA
16 6 (0.31%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 104 (5.33%) QA
2 27 (1.38%) SLA
3 24 (1.23%) P3O
4 22 (1.13%) ISO 9001
5 10 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 9 (0.46%) Data Quality
7 7 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 5 (0.26%) JSP 440
9 4 (0.20%) GxP
10 1 (0.051%) COBIT
10 1 (0.051%) PCI DSS
10 1 (0.051%) FINREP
10 1 (0.051%) Solvency II
10 1 (0.051%) 21 CFR Part 11
10 1 (0.051%) Basel II
10 1 (0.051%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 31 (1.59%) Active Directory
2 24 (1.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (0.36%) VMware ESXi
4 5 (0.26%) Hyper-V
4 5 (0.26%) XenApp
5 3 (0.15%) VMware ESX
6 2 (0.10%) XenServer
6 2 (0.10%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.051%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.051%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 34 (1.74%) HP Quality Center
2 18 (0.92%) SCCM
3 12 (0.61%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 4 (0.20%) Puppet
5 3 (0.15%) SCOM
5 3 (0.15%) OVSD
6 2 (0.10%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (0.10%) SCDPM
6 2 (0.10%) SCVMM
7 1 (0.051%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 1 (0.051%) Netcool
7 1 (0.051%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 744 (38.11%) Microsoft
2 144 (7.38%) Oracle
3 126 (6.45%) SAP
4 57 (2.92%) HP
5 34 (1.74%) Primavera
5 34 (1.74%) Cisco
6 33 (1.69%) VMware
7 27 (1.38%) IBM
8 23 (1.18%) Business Objects
9 21 (1.08%) Salesforce.com
10 20 (1.02%) Planview
11 19 (0.97%) CheckPoint
12 17 (0.87%) Casewise
13 16 (0.82%) Citrix
14 15 (0.77%) Adobe
15 14 (0.72%) Remedy
16 13 (0.67%) EMC
17 10 (0.51%) Red Hat
18 9 (0.46%) Yardi
18 9 (0.46%) CA
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