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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Project
Rank 131 109 118
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +9
Contract jobs citing MS Project 860 956 820
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.67% 1.94% 1.76%
As % of the Applications category 13.88% 14.66% 13.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 574 569 513
Average daily rate
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£375 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £246 £240 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
-0.68% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 26 15
Average hourly rate £22.50 £16.00 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.62% -47.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.25 £18.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £158.00 £23.25 £41.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £16.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+56.25% -57.33%
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
6194 6522 6023
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 12.02% 13.21% 12.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 3653 3628 3299
Average daily rate £350 £328 £348
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.72% -5.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £156 £160 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £308
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +4.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 606 693 609
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £16.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.46 £10.50 £10.04
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £32.50 £28.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.96
% change year-on-year
- +0.26%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 31 July 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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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 -5 365 £403 -5.29% 41
South East -34 200 £350 - 26
South West -7 78 £375 - 11
West Midlands +5 55 £383 +27.50% 9
North West -50 48 £400 - 20
Yorkshire -16 44 £369 +5.35% 10
East of England 0 41 £300 -29.82% 6
East Midlands +6 25 £288 -20.68% 6
North East -30 3 £225 -10.00% 1
Midlands -1 1 - -
MS Project
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MS Project
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 930 (50.49%) Project Management
2 918 (49.84%) MS Excel
3 769 (41.75%) Finance
4 754 (40.93%) PRINCE2
5 686 (37.24%) Microsoft
6 570 (30.94%) MS Office
7 414 (22.48%) MS PowerPoint
8 372 (20.20%) MS Visio
9 319 (17.32%) Stakeholder Management
10 280 (15.20%) Agile Software Development
11 279 (15.15%) Project Planning
12 272 (14.77%) SharePoint
13 238 (12.92%) ITIL
14 221 (12.00%) PMI Certification
15 219 (11.89%) Security Cleared
16 217 (11.78%) Analytical Skills
17 208 (11.29%) Change Management
18 200 (10.86%) Banking
19 197 (10.69%) Programme Management
20 188 (10.21%) Degree
21 164 (8.90%) SC Cleared
22 162 (8.79%) PMP
23 159 (8.63%) Risk Management
24 138 (7.49%) Retail
25 134 (7.27%) Migration
26 132 (7.17%) Change Control
27 118 (6.41%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
27 118 (6.41%) Windows
28 109 (5.92%) Telecoms
28 109 (5.92%) Data Centre

MS Project
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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
1 272 (14.77%) SharePoint
2 54 (2.93%) MS Project Server
3 21 (1.14%) SharePoint 2013
4 16 (0.87%) MS Exchange
5 14 (0.76%) SharePoint 2010
6 11 (0.60%) Confluence
7 9 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2010
7 9 (0.49%) CMS
8 7 (0.38%) SAS
8 7 (0.38%) IIS
9 6 (0.33%) IBM Notes
10 5 (0.27%) Apache
10 5 (0.27%) Lync
10 5 (0.27%) SharePoint Server
11 4 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2007
11 4 (0.22%) Tomcat
12 3 (0.16%) WebLogic
12 3 (0.16%) BizTalk Server
12 3 (0.16%) WebLogic Portal
13 2 (0.11%) OpenStack
Applications
1 918 (49.84%) MS Excel
2 570 (30.94%) MS Office
3 414 (22.48%) MS PowerPoint
4 372 (20.20%) MS Visio
5 26 (1.41%) Spreadsheet
6 6 (0.33%) Open Workbench
7 4 (0.22%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 2 (0.11%) Mingle
9 1 (0.054%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.054%) Niku Workbench
9 1 (0.054%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 34 (1.85%) Primavera
2 19 (1.03%) Dynamics AX
3 17 (0.92%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 16 (0.87%) Dynamics CRM
5 8 (0.43%) SAP ERP
6 7 (0.38%) CA PPM
6 7 (0.38%) Oracle ERP
7 5 (0.27%) Oracle EBS
7 5 (0.27%) Oracle EBS R12
8 4 (0.22%) SAP MII
8 4 (0.22%) Oracle Retail
8 4 (0.22%) Workday HCM
8 4 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
8 4 (0.22%) Agresso
8 4 (0.22%) SAP SD
9 3 (0.16%) Cognos TM1
9 3 (0.16%) Changepoint
10 2 (0.11%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
10 2 (0.11%) SyteLine
10 2 (0.11%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 15 (0.81%) SaaS
2 13 (0.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (0.49%) Office 365
4 7 (0.38%) PaaS
5 4 (0.22%) IaaS
5 4 (0.22%) Trello
6 2 (0.11%) SuccessFactors
6 2 (0.11%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.054%) Google Apps
7 1 (0.054%) Basecamp
Communications & Networking
1 33 (1.79%) Intranet
2 29 (1.57%) Firewall
3 27 (1.47%) SAN
4 23 (1.25%) WAN
4 23 (1.25%) LAN
5 22 (1.19%) Internet
6 18 (0.98%) ATM
7 12 (0.65%) VLAN
8 11 (0.60%) VoIP
8 11 (0.60%) TCP/IP
8 11 (0.60%) DNS
9 10 (0.54%) NAS
10 9 (0.49%) DHCP
11 8 (0.43%) Extranet
11 8 (0.43%) PABX
11 8 (0.43%) HTTP
12 7 (0.38%) Unified Communications
12 7 (0.38%) Wireless
13 6 (0.33%) IP Telephony
14 5 (0.27%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (3.15%) SQL Server
2 37 (2.01%) Data Warehouse
3 22 (1.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 14 (0.76%) MS Access
5 10 (0.54%) BusinessObjects
5 10 (0.54%) Oracle Reports
6 9 (0.49%) Crystal Reports
7 8 (0.43%) SQL Server 2005
7 8 (0.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 7 (0.38%) QlikView
8 7 (0.38%) Oracle Database
9 6 (0.33%) PowerCenter
10 5 (0.27%) Informix
10 5 (0.27%) SQL Server 2000
11 4 (0.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 4 (0.22%) SQL Server 2008
12 3 (0.16%) SAP Data Services
12 3 (0.16%) Relational Database
12 3 (0.16%) Microsoft Power View
12 3 (0.16%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 51 (2.77%) JIRA
2 11 (0.60%) Team Foundation Server
2 11 (0.60%) Visual Studio
3 4 (0.22%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 3 (0.16%) RequisitePro
4 3 (0.16%) Balsamiq Mockups
5 2 (0.11%) LSMW
5 2 (0.11%) Subversion
5 2 (0.11%) Oracle APEX
5 2 (0.11%) CaliberRM
5 2 (0.11%) ClearQuest
5 2 (0.11%) Rational DOORS
5 2 (0.11%) SoapUI
6 1 (0.054%) Yeoman
6 1 (0.054%) Rational Robot
6 1 (0.054%) PowerBuilder
6 1 (0.054%) ClearCase
6 1 (0.054%) HP UFT
6 1 (0.054%) Ant
6 1 (0.054%) JUnit
General
1 769 (41.75%) Finance
2 200 (10.86%) Banking
3 138 (7.49%) Retail
4 109 (5.92%) Telecoms
5 57 (3.09%) Manufacturing
6 49 (2.66%) Legal
7 48 (2.61%) Marketing
8 47 (2.55%) Law
9 43 (2.33%) Investment Banking
10 42 (2.28%) Financial Institution
11 30 (1.63%) Local Government
12 29 (1.57%) Billing
13 28 (1.52%) Retail Banking
14 25 (1.36%) Back Office
15 21 (1.14%) Publishing
16 17 (0.92%) Electronics
17 13 (0.71%) Advertising
18 11 (0.60%) Games
18 11 (0.60%) Pharmaceutical
19 10 (0.54%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 723 (39.25%) Project Manager
2 266 (14.44%) Analyst
3 100 (5.43%) PMO Analyst
4 96 (5.21%) Project Planner
5 87 (4.72%) Coordinator
6 78 (4.23%) Project Officer
7 72 (3.91%) Business Analyst
8 66 (3.58%) Project Support Officer
9 63 (3.42%) Project Coordinator
10 59 (3.20%) Programme Planner
11 58 (3.15%) IT Project Manager
11 58 (3.15%) PMO Manager
12 57 (3.09%) Infrastructure Manager
13 54 (2.93%) Infrastructure Project Manager
14 53 (2.88%) Senior Manager
15 50 (2.71%) Senior Project Manager
16 42 (2.28%) Administrator
17 37 (2.01%) PMO Lead
18 36 (1.95%) Developer
18 36 (1.95%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (2.39%) .NET
2 20 (1.09%) Web Services
2 20 (1.09%) HTML
3 15 (0.81%) CSS
4 12 (0.65%) Middleware
4 12 (0.65%) XML
5 10 (0.54%) ASP.NET
6 6 (0.33%) HTML5
7 5 (0.27%) Velocity
7 5 (0.27%) ASP.NET MVC 3
7 5 (0.27%) CSS3
7 5 (0.27%) ASP.NET MVC
8 4 (0.22%) WCF
9 3 (0.16%) J2EE
9 3 (0.16%) Flash
9 3 (0.16%) SOAP
9 3 (0.16%) Application Packaging
9 3 (0.16%) .NET Framework
10 2 (0.11%) EDI
10 2 (0.11%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 217 (11.78%) Analytical Skills
2 109 (5.92%) Data Centre
3 97 (5.27%) PMI
4 79 (4.29%) Management Information System
5 18 (0.98%) User Experience
6 17 (0.92%) Fixed Income
6 17 (0.92%) DTV
7 16 (0.87%) NHS
7 16 (0.87%) Life Science
8 15 (0.81%) Smart Meter
9 14 (0.76%) Equities
10 13 (0.71%) Derivative
11 12 (0.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 10 (0.54%) Clustering
12 10 (0.54%) Data Extraction
13 9 (0.49%) Computer Science
14 8 (0.43%) Enterprise Software
14 8 (0.43%) Statistics
15 7 (0.38%) Mobile App
15 7 (0.38%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 118 (6.41%) Windows
2 39 (2.12%) Windows 7
3 31 (1.68%) UNIX
4 22 (1.19%) Linux
5 16 (0.87%) Solaris
6 15 (0.81%) AIX
6 15 (0.81%) Windows Server 2008
7 13 (0.71%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (0.22%) Windows 2000 Server
8 4 (0.22%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (0.16%) Mac OS
10 2 (0.11%) Apple iOS
10 2 (0.11%) Windows XP
10 2 (0.11%) Android
10 2 (0.11%) pSOS
10 2 (0.11%) SUSE
10 2 (0.11%) HPUX
11 1 (0.054%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.054%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.054%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 930 (50.49%) Project Management
2 754 (40.93%) PRINCE2
3 319 (17.32%) Stakeholder Management
4 280 (15.20%) Agile Software Development
5 279 (15.15%) Project Planning
6 238 (12.92%) ITIL
7 208 (11.29%) Change Management
8 197 (10.69%) Programme Management
9 159 (8.63%) Risk Management
10 134 (7.27%) Migration
11 132 (7.17%) Change Control
12 103 (5.59%) Waterfall
13 92 (4.99%) Stakeholder Engagement
14 86 (4.67%) Scrum
15 83 (4.51%) Business Analysis
16 77 (4.18%) PRINCE
17 72 (3.91%) Coaching
18 71 (3.85%) Business Intelligence
19 68 (3.69%) Resource Management
20 64 (3.47%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 103 (5.59%) SQL
2 39 (2.12%) C
3 34 (1.85%) VBA
4 28 (1.52%) Java
5 16 (0.87%) VB
6 10 (0.54%) C#
7 9 (0.49%) JavaScript
7 9 (0.49%) Shell Script
8 8 (0.43%) VB.NET
9 7 (0.38%) T-SQL
10 5 (0.27%) PL/SQL
10 5 (0.27%) PowerShell
11 3 (0.16%) Perl
11 3 (0.16%) PHP
11 3 (0.16%) C++
12 2 (0.11%) Python
12 2 (0.11%) C-shell
12 2 (0.11%) Bash Shell
12 2 (0.11%) Korn
13 1 (0.054%) JCL
Qualifications
1 221 (12.00%) PMI Certification
2 219 (11.89%) Security Cleared
3 188 (10.21%) Degree
4 164 (8.90%) SC Cleared
5 162 (8.79%) PMP
6 118 (6.41%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 86 (4.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 55 (2.99%) DV Cleared
9 36 (1.95%) APMP
10 26 (1.41%) ITIL Certification
11 24 (1.30%) ISEB
12 17 (0.92%) Microsoft Certification
13 13 (0.71%) Six Sigma Green Belt
14 10 (0.54%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 9 (0.49%) MCSE
16 8 (0.43%) ACCA
16 8 (0.43%) CIMA
17 7 (0.38%) MCTS
18 6 (0.33%) Cisco Certification
18 6 (0.33%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 82 (4.45%) QA
2 34 (1.85%) P3O
3 23 (1.25%) SLA
4 16 (0.87%) PCI DSS
5 12 (0.65%) COBIT
5 12 (0.65%) Data Quality
6 9 (0.49%) ISO 9001
7 7 (0.38%) COSO
8 6 (0.33%) PMBOK
9 4 (0.22%) Solvency II
10 3 (0.16%) MiFID
10 3 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 3 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 1 (0.054%) EMIR
11 1 (0.054%) Dodd-Frank
11 1 (0.054%) Basel II
11 1 (0.054%) GAAP
11 1 (0.054%) BS15000
11 1 (0.054%) ISO 14001
11 1 (0.054%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 54 (2.93%) Active Directory
2 22 (1.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (0.38%) Hyper-V
4 6 (0.33%) VMware ESX
5 4 (0.22%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (0.22%) vCloud
6 3 (0.16%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 3 (0.16%) Firmware
7 2 (0.11%) Samba
7 2 (0.11%) XenServer
7 2 (0.11%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.11%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 2 (0.11%) Oracle RAC
7 2 (0.11%) KVM
8 1 (0.054%) Snort
Systems Management
1 16 (0.87%) SCCM
2 9 (0.49%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (0.22%) vMotion
3 4 (0.22%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 3 (0.16%) OVSD
5 2 (0.11%) OpenView
5 2 (0.11%) Cisco UCCE
5 2 (0.11%) Control-M
6 1 (0.054%) Cisco IPCC
6 1 (0.054%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 1 (0.054%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 686 (37.24%) Microsoft
2 96 (5.21%) Oracle
3 93 (5.05%) SAP
4 39 (2.12%) HP
5 28 (1.52%) Citrix
5 28 (1.52%) VMware
6 27 (1.47%) Cisco
6 27 (1.47%) IBM
7 20 (1.09%) CheckPoint
8 18 (0.98%) Planview
9 14 (0.76%) Cognos
10 13 (0.71%) Remedy
11 11 (0.60%) Google
11 11 (0.60%) Salesforce.com
12 9 (0.49%) Informatica
13 8 (0.43%) Adobe
14 6 (0.33%) CA
14 6 (0.33%) Lotus
15 5 (0.27%) Red Hat
15 5 (0.27%) Apple
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