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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Project over the 3 months to 24 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Project
UK / England
Rank 175 146 133
Rank change year-on-year
-29 -13
Contract jobs citing MS Project 610 800 847
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.46% 1.68% 1.77%
As % of the Applications category 13.97% 15.28% 14.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 403 539 556
Median daily rate £386 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.43% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
-3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 17 18
Median hourly rate £44.99 £40.00 £20.92
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.46% +91.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.60 £18.60 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.25 £51.60 £30.06
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.24 £40.00 £20.35
% change year-on-year
+3.09% +96.60%

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
4368 5237 5667
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 10.43% 10.98% 11.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 2664 3135 3212
Median daily rate £350 £350 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £175 £156
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 398 483 563
Median hourly rate £16.00 £16.10 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.62% +2.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £10.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £16.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-12.12% +13.79%

MS Project
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing MS Project as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 24 February 2017.

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 24 February 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MS Project within the England region over the 3 months to 24 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -46 222 £450 +9.75% 29
South East -8 131 £350 -12.50% 13
South West +52 80 £380 +8.57% 8
West Midlands 0 40 £338 -0.73% 8
East of England -3 39 £350 -17.64% 4
North West +13 27 £465 +45.31% 15
Yorkshire -29 24 £365 +16.80% 3
East Midlands -1 23 £270 -39.15% 6
North East -9 14 £310 -30.33%
Midlands +1 5 - -
South Coast - 1 - -
MS Project
UK

MS Project
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing MS Project also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for MS Project.

1 635 (52.44%) MS Excel
2 593 (48.97%) Project Management
3 493 (40.71%) Finance
4 492 (40.63%) Microsoft
5 409 (33.77%) PRINCE2
6 331 (27.33%) MS Office
7 269 (22.21%) MS Visio
8 267 (22.05%) Agile Software Development
9 254 (20.97%) Security Cleared
10 245 (20.23%) MS PowerPoint
11 229 (18.91%) Stakeholder Management
12 224 (18.50%) Project Planning
13 215 (17.75%) SharePoint
14 205 (16.93%) SC Cleared
15 171 (14.12%) Programme Management
16 155 (12.80%) Analytical Skills
17 134 (11.07%) ITIL
18 123 (10.16%) Change Management
19 118 (9.74%) Management Information System
20 113 (9.33%) Risk Management
21 101 (8.34%) Banking
22 97 (8.01%) Telecoms
23 83 (6.85%) Migration
23 83 (6.85%) Change Control
24 76 (6.28%) Degree
25 75 (6.19%) PMP
26 70 (5.78%) PMI Certification
27 67 (5.53%) Waterfall
28 65 (5.37%) SAP
29 62 (5.12%) ERP

MS Project
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 215 (17.75%) SharePoint
2 37 (3.06%) MS Project Server
3 28 (2.31%) SharePoint Server
4 26 (2.15%) Confluence
5 11 (0.91%) CMS
6 6 (0.50%) BizTalk Server
7 4 (0.33%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 4 (0.33%) IIS
7 4 (0.33%) MS Exchange
7 4 (0.33%) Oracle Workflow
7 4 (0.33%) SharePoint 2013
7 4 (0.33%) Tomcat
7 4 (0.33%) WebSphere
8 3 (0.25%) Documentum
8 3 (0.25%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (0.17%) Drupal
9 2 (0.17%) SAS
10 1 (0.083%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.083%) SAP Portal
10 1 (0.083%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 635 (52.44%) MS Excel
2 331 (27.33%) MS Office
3 269 (22.21%) MS Visio
4 245 (20.23%) MS PowerPoint
5 23 (1.90%) Spreadsheet
6 7 (0.58%) AutoCAD
7 4 (0.33%) Open Workbench
8 3 (0.25%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.083%) Maya
Business Applications
1 37 (3.06%) Dynamics CRM
2 36 (2.97%) Primavera
3 21 (1.73%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 15 (1.24%) Oracle EBS
5 14 (1.16%) Oracle Applications
5 14 (1.16%) Oracle EBS R12
6 8 (0.66%) CA PPM
7 5 (0.41%) Dynamics AX
8 4 (0.33%) Demantra
8 4 (0.33%) Oracle 11i
8 4 (0.33%) SAP HR
8 4 (0.33%) SnowdropKCS
9 3 (0.25%) SAP ERP
9 3 (0.25%) SAP GRC
10 2 (0.17%) SAP BPC
10 2 (0.17%) SAP CRM
11 1 (0.083%) SAP CO
11 1 (0.083%) SAP FI
11 1 (0.083%) SAP FI/CO
11 1 (0.083%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 56 (4.62%) Office 365
2 15 (1.24%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (1.07%) SuccessFactors
4 10 (0.83%) SaaS
5 7 (0.58%) Amazon AWS
6 6 (0.50%) G Suite
7 4 (0.33%) IaaS
8 2 (0.17%) IBM Blueworks
8 2 (0.17%) IBM Cloud
8 2 (0.17%) SoftLayer
9 1 (0.083%) Basecamp
9 1 (0.083%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.083%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 43 (3.55%) Wi-Fi
2 35 (2.89%) LTE
3 34 (2.81%) VoLTE
4 13 (1.07%) Firewall
5 7 (0.58%) LAN
6 5 (0.41%) Intranet
6 5 (0.41%) Intrusion Detection
6 5 (0.41%) MGW
6 5 (0.41%) WAN
7 4 (0.33%) Network Security
7 4 (0.33%) SDH
8 3 (0.25%) HTTP
8 3 (0.25%) SAN
8 3 (0.25%) TCP/IP
8 3 (0.25%) Unified Communications
9 2 (0.17%) SSH
9 2 (0.17%) SSL
9 2 (0.17%) VPN
9 2 (0.17%) WebEx
10 1 (0.083%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (2.56%) SQL Server
2 18 (1.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 15 (1.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 12 (0.99%) Oracle BI EE
4 12 (0.99%) Power BI
5 11 (0.91%) Data Mining
6 9 (0.74%) SQL Server 2008
7 8 (0.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 7 (0.58%) Data Warehouse
8 7 (0.58%) SQL Server 2012
9 6 (0.50%) Oracle Reports
9 6 (0.50%) Text Mining
10 5 (0.41%) MS Access
10 5 (0.41%) SQL Server 2005
11 4 (0.33%) DTS
11 4 (0.33%) Oracle BI Publisher
11 4 (0.33%) Oracle Database
11 4 (0.33%) Oracle Database 10g
11 4 (0.33%) Relational Database
11 4 (0.33%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 45 (3.72%) JIRA
2 11 (0.91%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (0.41%) Visual Studio
4 4 (0.33%) JDeveloper
4 4 (0.33%) Oracle Forms
5 2 (0.17%) NUnit
6 1 (0.083%) Axure RP
6 1 (0.083%) HP UFT
6 1 (0.083%) QAComplete
6 1 (0.083%) TestComplete
6 1 (0.083%) VersionOne
6 1 (0.083%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 493 (40.71%) Finance
2 101 (8.34%) Banking
3 97 (8.01%) Telecoms
4 56 (4.62%) Legal
5 50 (4.13%) Retail
6 44 (3.63%) Manufacturing
7 41 (3.39%) Marketing
8 23 (1.90%) Advertising
9 22 (1.82%) Electronics
10 21 (1.73%) Investment Banking
10 21 (1.73%) Law
11 13 (1.07%) Billing
12 12 (0.99%) Automotive
12 12 (0.99%) Pharmaceutical
13 11 (0.91%) Financial Institution
14 10 (0.83%) Back Office
15 9 (0.74%) Retail Banking
16 7 (0.58%) Publishing
17 6 (0.50%) Front Office
18 4 (0.33%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 381 (31.46%) Project Manager
2 189 (15.61%) Analyst
3 107 (8.84%) Project Planner
4 80 (6.61%) PMO Analyst
5 69 (5.70%) Coordinator
6 64 (5.28%) Business Analyst
7 63 (5.20%) Programme Planner
8 59 (4.87%) Project Coordinator
9 54 (4.46%) Support Officer
10 52 (4.29%) IT Manager
11 50 (4.13%) Project Analyst
11 50 (4.13%) Project Officer
12 47 (3.88%) IT Project Manager
12 47 (3.88%) Project Support Officer
13 46 (3.80%) Senior Manager
14 39 (3.22%) Senior Project Manager
15 34 (2.81%) Architect
15 34 (2.81%) Voice Project Manager
16 33 (2.73%) PMO Lead
17 28 (2.31%) PMO Planner
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (2.31%) .NET
2 11 (0.91%) Velocity
2 11 (0.91%) Web Services
2 11 (0.91%) XML
3 7 (0.58%) WCF
4 6 (0.50%) .NET Framework
4 6 (0.50%) ASP.NET
5 5 (0.41%) Middleware
6 4 (0.33%) HTML
6 4 (0.33%) REST
7 3 (0.25%) Ajax
7 3 (0.25%) AngularJS
7 3 (0.25%) AppFabric
7 3 (0.25%) ASP.NET Web API
7 3 (0.25%) Entity Framework
7 3 (0.25%) J2EE
7 3 (0.25%) JSON
7 3 (0.25%) KnockoutJS
7 3 (0.25%) MDX
7 3 (0.25%) Ninject
Miscellaneous
1 155 (12.80%) Analytical Skills
2 118 (9.74%) Management Information System
3 47 (3.88%) PMI
4 36 (2.97%) Data Centre
5 28 (2.31%) Virtual Team
6 14 (1.16%) e-Learning
6 14 (1.16%) User Experience
7 8 (0.66%) Learning Management System
8 7 (0.58%) Computer Science
8 7 (0.58%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 6 (0.50%) Derivative
9 6 (0.50%) Fixed Income
9 6 (0.50%) Public Cloud
10 5 (0.41%) CCTV
10 5 (0.41%) Equities
10 5 (0.41%) NHS
11 4 (0.33%) FMCG
11 4 (0.33%) Smart Meter
12 3 (0.25%) SWIFT
12 3 (0.25%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 40 (3.30%) Windows
2 22 (1.82%) Unix
3 14 (1.16%) Linux
4 11 (0.91%) Windows 7
5 8 (0.66%) Solaris
6 7 (0.58%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (0.50%) AIX
8 5 (0.41%) Windows Server
9 4 (0.33%) HPUX
9 4 (0.33%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (0.33%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (0.25%) pSOS
11 2 (0.17%) Android
11 2 (0.17%) VMS
12 1 (0.083%) MVS
12 1 (0.083%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 593 (48.97%) Project Management
2 409 (33.77%) PRINCE2
3 267 (22.05%) Agile Software Development
4 229 (18.91%) Stakeholder Management
5 224 (18.50%) Project Planning
6 171 (14.12%) Programme Management
7 134 (11.07%) ITIL
8 123 (10.16%) Change Management
9 113 (9.33%) Risk Management
10 83 (6.85%) Change Control
10 83 (6.85%) Migration
11 67 (5.53%) Waterfall
12 62 (5.12%) ERP
13 58 (4.79%) Resource Management
14 56 (4.62%) ITIL V3
15 55 (4.54%) CRM
16 53 (4.38%) Business Intelligence
16 53 (4.38%) Dependency Management
16 53 (4.38%) Matrix Organization
17 51 (4.21%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 48 (3.96%) SQL
2 25 (2.06%) C
3 17 (1.40%) PL/SQL
4 13 (1.07%) VBA
5 9 (0.74%) Java
5 9 (0.74%) JavaScript
5 9 (0.74%) T-SQL
6 8 (0.66%) C++
7 5 (0.41%) VB
8 4 (0.33%) C#
8 4 (0.33%) R
9 3 (0.25%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 2 (0.17%) PHP
10 2 (0.17%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.083%) Pascal
11 1 (0.083%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.083%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 254 (20.97%) Security Cleared
2 205 (16.93%) SC Cleared
3 76 (6.28%) Degree
4 75 (6.19%) PMP
5 70 (5.78%) PMI Certification
6 58 (4.79%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 50 (4.13%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 48 (3.96%) DV Cleared
9 38 (3.14%) APMP
10 26 (2.15%) ISEB
11 16 (1.32%) BPSS Clearance
12 9 (0.74%) ITIL Certification
13 7 (0.58%) CREST Certified
14 5 (0.41%) MAPM
15 4 (0.33%) CEH
15 4 (0.33%) CISM
15 4 (0.33%) CISSP
15 4 (0.33%) CTC Cleared
15 4 (0.33%) ISTQB
15 4 (0.33%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (4.21%) QA
2 11 (0.91%) P3O
3 10 (0.83%) Disclosure Scotland
4 8 (0.66%) PMBOK
5 7 (0.58%) PCI DSS
6 6 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 6 (0.50%) SLA
7 5 (0.41%) Data Quality
7 5 (0.41%) GDPR
7 5 (0.41%) MiFID
8 3 (0.25%) EMIR
8 3 (0.25%) ISO 9001
9 2 (0.17%) AIFMD
9 2 (0.17%) BS25999
9 2 (0.17%) COBIT
9 2 (0.17%) COSO
9 2 (0.17%) FATCA
9 2 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.17%) SAS 70
10 1 (0.083%) ISO27002
System Software
1 14 (1.16%) Active Directory
2 6 (0.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.25%) Snort
4 2 (0.17%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.083%) Time Sharing Option
5 1 (0.083%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 5 (0.41%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.17%) Backup Exec
2 2 (0.17%) CSIRT
2 2 (0.17%) RSA Security Analytics
2 2 (0.17%) SCCM
Vendors
1 492 (40.63%) Microsoft
2 65 (5.37%) SAP
3 54 (4.46%) Remedy
4 42 (3.47%) Oracle
5 34 (2.81%) Ericsson
6 13 (1.07%) CheckPoint
7 12 (0.99%) Hyperion
8 11 (0.91%) Adobe
8 11 (0.91%) HP
9 9 (0.74%) Cisco
9 9 (0.74%) Salesforce.com
10 8 (0.66%) IBM
10 8 (0.66%) Planview
10 8 (0.66%) VMware
11 7 (0.58%) BT
11 7 (0.58%) CA Agile Central
12 6 (0.50%) Google
13 5 (0.41%) Atlassian
13 5 (0.41%) Avaya
13 5 (0.41%) Citrix
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