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 22 May 2015 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Project
Rank 117 98 106
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +8
Contract jobs citing MS Project 870 948 801
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.77% 1.98% 1.89%
As % of the Applications category 14.20% 14.93% 14.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 574 590 511
Average daily rate
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£400 £380 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +4.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £225 £237
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +7.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 22 30
Average hourly rate £23.00 £22.50 £32.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.22% -31.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £38.79 £46.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.06 £19.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+26.63% -42.42%
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
6127 6351 5653
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 12.45% 13.24% 13.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 3373 3413 2930
Average daily rate £350 £325 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £155 £166
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £488 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £303 £305
% change year-on-year
+7.43% -0.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 612 690 658
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.94 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -3.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £40.00 £35.71
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.75 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-7.93% +1.61%

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 22 May 2015.

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 22 May 2015.

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 22 May 2015. 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 +8 375 £438 +9.37% 53
South East -27 190 £400 +15.94% 38
North West -6 87 £350 -14.63% 10
West Midlands +34 81 £371 +48.50% 9
South West -27 54 £374 +6.78% 22
East of England +12 42 £300 -28.57% 10
East Midlands 0 21 £336 -19.22% 8
Yorkshire -27 21 £325 -11.86% 7
South Coast 0 1 - -
Midlands -1 1 - - 1
MS Project
UK

MS Project
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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.

1 903 (51.99%) Project Management
2 871 (50.14%) MS Excel
3 745 (42.89%) PRINCE2
4 731 (42.08%) Finance
5 651 (37.48%) Microsoft
6 533 (30.69%) MS Office
7 411 (23.66%) MS PowerPoint
8 335 (19.29%) MS Visio
9 329 (18.94%) Stakeholder Management
10 279 (16.06%) Agile Software Development
11 260 (14.97%) Project Planning
12 229 (13.18%) SharePoint
13 210 (12.09%) Security Cleared
14 209 (12.03%) Change Management
15 197 (11.34%) Degree
16 193 (11.11%) Banking
17 187 (10.77%) ITIL
18 183 (10.54%) Programme Management
19 182 (10.48%) PMI Certification
20 169 (9.73%) Analytical Skills
21 158 (9.10%) SC Cleared
22 149 (8.58%) Risk Management
23 142 (8.18%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
24 141 (8.12%) Change Control
25 139 (8.00%) Retail
26 126 (7.25%) PMP
27 114 (6.56%) Waterfall
28 108 (6.22%) Telecoms
29 96 (5.53%) Migration
30 94 (5.41%) SAP

MS Project
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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
1 229 (13.18%) SharePoint
2 45 (2.59%) MS Project Server
3 12 (0.69%) SAS
3 12 (0.69%) SharePoint 2013
4 10 (0.58%) SharePoint 2010
5 9 (0.52%) Confluence
5 9 (0.52%) MS Exchange
6 7 (0.40%) Tomcat
7 6 (0.35%) IBM Notes
7 6 (0.35%) IIS
7 6 (0.35%) CMS
8 5 (0.29%) SharePoint Server
8 5 (0.29%) Apache
9 4 (0.23%) WebLogic
9 4 (0.23%) WebLogic Portal
9 4 (0.23%) Lync
10 3 (0.17%) WebSphere
10 3 (0.17%) LiveCycle
10 3 (0.17%) BizTalk Server
11 2 (0.12%) Documentum
Applications
1 871 (50.14%) MS Excel
2 533 (30.69%) MS Office
3 411 (23.66%) MS PowerPoint
4 335 (19.29%) MS Visio
5 19 (1.09%) Spreadsheet
6 5 (0.29%) Open Workbench
7 3 (0.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 2 (0.12%) Acrobat
8 2 (0.12%) Niku Workbench
8 2 (0.12%) Mingle
9 1 (0.058%) PowerPivot
9 1 (0.058%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 27 (1.55%) Primavera
2 16 (0.92%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (0.92%) Dynamics AX
3 10 (0.58%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 8 (0.46%) CA PPM
4 8 (0.46%) SAP ERP
5 7 (0.40%) Cognos TM1
6 5 (0.29%) Oracle EBS R12
6 5 (0.29%) Oracle EBS
7 4 (0.23%) Agresso
7 4 (0.23%) Workday HCM
8 3 (0.17%) Oracle Retail
8 3 (0.17%) Changepoint
9 2 (0.12%) Oracle Financials
9 2 (0.12%) SAP HR
9 2 (0.12%) Oracle Applications
9 2 (0.12%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 2 (0.12%) Siebel Analytics
10 1 (0.058%) Remedy ITSM
10 1 (0.058%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 6 (0.35%) SaaS
2 5 (0.29%) Trello
3 4 (0.23%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (0.17%) PaaS
5 2 (0.12%) SuccessFactors
5 2 (0.12%) Office 365
6 1 (0.058%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (0.058%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.058%) IaaS
6 1 (0.058%) Basecamp
Communications & Networking
1 27 (1.55%) Firewall
2 24 (1.38%) WAN
3 21 (1.21%) Intranet
3 21 (1.21%) LAN
4 19 (1.09%) SAN
5 15 (0.86%) ATM
6 13 (0.75%) Internet
7 9 (0.52%) VoIP
8 8 (0.46%) VLAN
9 7 (0.40%) Unified Communications
9 7 (0.40%) Wireless
9 7 (0.40%) TCP/IP
9 7 (0.40%) VPN
9 7 (0.40%) DNS
10 6 (0.35%) HTTP
10 6 (0.35%) IP Telephony
10 6 (0.35%) 4G
10 6 (0.35%) NAS
11 5 (0.29%) Cisco ICM
11 5 (0.29%) PABX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (2.94%) SQL Server
2 27 (1.55%) Data Warehouse
3 15 (0.86%) SQL Server 2005
3 15 (0.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 15 (0.86%) MS Access
4 13 (0.75%) Oracle Database
5 10 (0.58%) Oracle Reports
5 10 (0.58%) SQL Server 2008
6 9 (0.52%) SQL Server 2012
7 7 (0.40%) SAS Enterprise Guide
7 7 (0.40%) SQL Server 2000
8 6 (0.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 5 (0.29%) Oracle BI EE
9 5 (0.29%) MySQL
10 4 (0.23%) Oracle Database 10g
10 4 (0.23%) Crystal Reports
10 4 (0.23%) PowerCenter
10 4 (0.23%) Oracle OWB
10 4 (0.23%) Big Data
11 3 (0.17%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 40 (2.30%) JIRA
2 17 (0.98%) Visual Studio
3 12 (0.69%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (0.35%) Oracle APEX
5 5 (0.29%) ClearQuest
6 3 (0.17%) Git (software)
6 3 (0.17%) Balsamiq Mockups
6 3 (0.17%) RequisitePro
6 3 (0.17%) Ant
7 2 (0.12%) LSMW
7 2 (0.12%) Maven
7 2 (0.12%) Subversion
7 2 (0.12%) Rational DOORS
7 2 (0.12%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 2 (0.12%) CaliberRM
7 2 (0.12%) Mercurial
8 1 (0.058%) Rational Functional Tester
8 1 (0.058%) Apache Ivy
8 1 (0.058%) UltraEdit
8 1 (0.058%) Yeoman
General
1 731 (42.08%) Finance
2 193 (11.11%) Banking
3 139 (8.00%) Retail
4 108 (6.22%) Telecoms
5 46 (2.65%) Marketing
6 44 (2.53%) Legal
7 42 (2.42%) Manufacturing
8 41 (2.36%) Law
8 41 (2.36%) Investment Banking
9 31 (1.78%) Financial Institution
10 27 (1.55%) Retail Banking
11 25 (1.44%) Local Government
12 21 (1.21%) Publishing
12 21 (1.21%) Back Office
13 19 (1.09%) Billing
14 15 (0.86%) French Language
15 14 (0.81%) Automotive
16 11 (0.63%) Advertising
16 11 (0.63%) Electronics
17 10 (0.58%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 699 (40.24%) Project Manager
2 237 (13.64%) Analyst
3 102 (5.87%) Project Planner
4 88 (5.07%) PMO Analyst
5 84 (4.84%) Coordinator
6 83 (4.78%) Business Analyst
7 71 (4.09%) Programme Planner
8 66 (3.80%) Project Officer
9 58 (3.34%) Project Coordinator
10 53 (3.05%) Infrastructure Manager
10 53 (3.05%) Project Support Officer
11 50 (2.88%) Infrastructure Project Manager
12 48 (2.76%) IT Project Manager
13 47 (2.71%) PMO Manager
14 44 (2.53%) Senior Manager
15 42 (2.42%) Consultant
15 42 (2.42%) Senior Project Manager
16 37 (2.13%) Programme Manager
17 35 (2.01%) Junior
17 35 (2.01%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (2.01%) .NET
2 20 (1.15%) HTML
3 16 (0.92%) CSS
4 14 (0.81%) XML
5 12 (0.69%) ASP.NET
6 10 (0.58%) Web Services
7 8 (0.46%) ASP.NET MVC 3
7 8 (0.46%) ASP.NET MVC
8 5 (0.29%) jQuery
8 5 (0.29%) HTML5
8 5 (0.29%) Middleware
9 4 (0.23%) SOAP
9 4 (0.23%) J2EE
9 4 (0.23%) Hibernate
9 4 (0.23%) Ajax
9 4 (0.23%) Spring
10 3 (0.17%) Application Packaging
10 3 (0.17%) Flash
10 3 (0.17%) Struts
11 2 (0.12%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 169 (9.73%) Analytical Skills
2 74 (4.26%) PMI
3 71 (4.09%) Management Information System
4 26 (1.50%) NHS
5 24 (1.38%) User Experience
6 18 (1.04%) Life Science
7 14 (0.81%) Smart Meter
8 13 (0.75%) Computer Science
9 12 (0.69%) Equities
9 12 (0.69%) Fixed Income
9 12 (0.69%) Derivative
10 10 (0.58%) DTV
10 10 (0.58%) Open Source
10 10 (0.58%) FMCG
11 8 (0.46%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 8 (0.46%) Clustering
11 8 (0.46%) Mobile App
12 7 (0.40%) Data Extraction
13 6 (0.35%) Enterprise Software
13 6 (0.35%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 83 (4.78%) Windows
2 32 (1.84%) Windows 7
3 19 (1.09%) Windows Server 2003
4 17 (0.98%) UNIX
5 16 (0.92%) Windows Server 2008
6 13 (0.75%) Linux
7 9 (0.52%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (0.46%) Solaris
9 7 (0.40%) AIX
10 5 (0.29%) Android
10 5 (0.29%) Apple iOS
11 4 (0.23%) Windows XP
11 4 (0.23%) Windows 2000 Server
12 3 (0.17%) Windows Vista
12 3 (0.17%) Mac OS
12 3 (0.17%) Windows 2000
13 2 (0.12%) HPUX
13 2 (0.12%) SUSE
14 1 (0.058%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 1 (0.058%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 903 (51.99%) Project Management
2 745 (42.89%) PRINCE2
3 329 (18.94%) Stakeholder Management
4 279 (16.06%) Agile Software Development
5 260 (14.97%) Project Planning
6 209 (12.03%) Change Management
7 187 (10.77%) ITIL
8 183 (10.54%) Programme Management
9 149 (8.58%) Risk Management
10 141 (8.12%) Change Control
11 114 (6.56%) Waterfall
12 96 (5.53%) Migration
13 89 (5.12%) Business Analysis
14 87 (5.01%) Scrum
15 74 (4.26%) Stakeholder Engagement
16 73 (4.20%) Coaching
17 68 (3.91%) PRINCE
18 59 (3.40%) Resource Management
19 58 (3.34%) Service Delivery
19 58 (3.34%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 79 (4.55%) SQL
2 34 (1.96%) VBA
3 33 (1.90%) C
4 32 (1.84%) Java
5 25 (1.44%) VB
6 12 (0.69%) JavaScript
7 11 (0.63%) C#
7 11 (0.63%) VB.NET
8 8 (0.46%) PL/SQL
9 6 (0.35%) PHP
10 5 (0.29%) Shell Script
10 5 (0.29%) T-SQL
11 4 (0.23%) VBScript
12 2 (0.12%) Python
12 2 (0.12%) Perl
12 2 (0.12%) Korn
12 2 (0.12%) C-shell
12 2 (0.12%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.058%) PowerShell
13 1 (0.058%) R
Qualifications
1 210 (12.09%) Security Cleared
2 197 (11.34%) Degree
3 182 (10.48%) PMI Certification
4 158 (9.10%) SC Cleared
5 142 (8.18%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 126 (7.25%) PMP
7 83 (4.78%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 52 (2.99%) DV Cleared
9 48 (2.76%) APMP
10 21 (1.21%) ITIL Certification
11 15 (0.86%) ISEB
12 12 (0.69%) Six Sigma Green Belt
13 11 (0.63%) Microsoft Certification
14 9 (0.52%) HND
15 8 (0.46%) HNC
15 8 (0.46%) Cisco Certification
16 7 (0.40%) MBA
16 7 (0.40%) MCSE
17 6 (0.35%) CCNA
17 6 (0.35%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 72 (4.15%) QA
2 31 (1.78%) P3O
3 19 (1.09%) SLA
4 12 (0.69%) ISO 9001
5 10 (0.58%) Solvency II
5 10 (0.58%) PCI DSS
6 9 (0.52%) Data Quality
7 8 (0.46%) COBIT
8 5 (0.29%) PMBOK
9 4 (0.23%) COSO
10 3 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 2 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 2 (0.12%) EMIR
11 2 (0.12%) Dodd-Frank
12 1 (0.058%) MiFID
12 1 (0.058%) ISO 14001
12 1 (0.058%) GMP
12 1 (0.058%) GxP
System Software
1 37 (2.13%) Active Directory
2 24 (1.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (0.40%) Hyper-V
4 6 (0.35%) VMware ESX
5 4 (0.23%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (0.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 3 (0.17%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 2 (0.12%) Firmware
7 2 (0.12%) Samba
7 2 (0.12%) KVM
7 2 (0.12%) XenServer
7 2 (0.12%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.12%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 2 (0.12%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.058%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 13 (0.75%) SCCM
2 6 (0.35%) HP Quality Center
3 5 (0.29%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 4 (0.23%) OVSD
5 2 (0.12%) OpenView
5 2 (0.12%) Cisco UCCE
6 1 (0.058%) WSUS
6 1 (0.058%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.058%) Cisco IPCC
6 1 (0.058%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 651 (37.48%) Microsoft
2 94 (5.41%) SAP
3 86 (4.95%) Oracle
4 35 (2.01%) HP
5 34 (1.96%) Citrix
6 29 (1.67%) Cisco
6 29 (1.67%) IBM
7 27 (1.55%) VMware
8 18 (1.04%) Planview
9 14 (0.81%) Cognos
10 12 (0.69%) Adobe
10 12 (0.69%) CheckPoint
11 9 (0.52%) Google
11 9 (0.52%) Business Objects
12 8 (0.46%) Salesforce.com
12 8 (0.46%) Remedy
13 7 (0.40%) Amdocs
13 7 (0.40%) Apple
14 6 (0.35%) Lotus
14 6 (0.35%) Niku
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Rate: £340 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
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Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £350 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Worksop, Nottinghamshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £250.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Blue Personnel
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Rullion IT Plus
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Middlesex
Experis Ltd
Rate: £650 - £750 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Gloucestershire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £250.00 - £300.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Rullion IT Plus
Rate: £300 - £350 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
Lancashire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £350 - £420 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
South West
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Posted: 4 days ago
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