The table below looks at the statistics for MS Project skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Project over the 3 months to 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Project
Rank 164 154 139
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -15
Contract jobs citing MS Project 308 327 349
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.45% 1.54% 1.62%
As % of the Applications category 13.62% 14.56% 13.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 215 239 234
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £361 £367 £375
% change year-on-year
-1.83% -2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 7
Average hourly rate - £21.50 £90.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -76.11%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.31 £20.35 £28.00
% change year-on-year
+93.19% -27.33%
MS Project
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

Applications Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
2262 2246 2541
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 10.68% 10.58% 11.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 1491 1484 1604
Average daily rate £375 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £165 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £319 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.96% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 100 112 156
Average hourly rate £15.00 £17.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £32.50 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+10.34% -3.33%

MS Project
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MS Project across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Applications category.

MS Project Jobs Demand Trend in London

MS Project
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MS Project across the London region.

MS Project Daily Rate Trend in London

MS Project
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Project across the London region over the 3 months to 8 February 2016.

MS Project Daily Rate Histogram in London

MS Project
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MS Project across the London region.

MS Project Hourly Rate Trend in London

MS Project
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 3 months to 8 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
City of London +27 47 £450 +10.42% 15
Uxbridge -2 2 £330 -
Westminster -2 2 £398 -6.47%
Docklands, London +7 1 £365 -8.75%
Canary Wharf -4 1 £550 +18.91%
Hounslow - 1 £370 -
MS Project
England

MS Project
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the London 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.

1 315 (51.30%) Project Management
2 273 (44.46%) MS Excel
3 259 (42.18%) PRINCE2
4 233 (37.95%) Finance
5 206 (33.55%) Microsoft
6 198 (32.25%) Agile Software Development
7 142 (23.13%) MS PowerPoint
8 141 (22.96%) MS Visio
9 137 (22.31%) MS Office
10 112 (18.24%) Banking
11 101 (16.45%) Stakeholder Management
12 98 (15.96%) Security Cleared
12 98 (15.96%) Waterfall
13 91 (14.82%) PMI Certification
14 87 (14.17%) Project Planning
15 81 (13.19%) SC Cleared
16 76 (12.38%) SharePoint
17 70 (11.40%) Analytical Skills
18 64 (10.42%) Migration
18 64 (10.42%) Programme Management
18 64 (10.42%) Change Management
18 64 (10.42%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
19 63 (10.26%) Change Control
20 61 (9.93%) SQL
21 60 (9.77%) PMP
22 55 (8.96%) Degree
23 49 (7.98%) People Management
24 48 (7.82%) Law
25 46 (7.49%) PMI
26 42 (6.84%) Risk Management

MS Project
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 76 (12.38%) SharePoint
2 29 (4.72%) MS Project Server
3 15 (2.44%) Confluence
4 11 (1.79%) SharePoint 2013
5 4 (0.65%) CMS
6 3 (0.49%) IIS
6 3 (0.49%) MS Exchange
7 2 (0.33%) JBoss
7 2 (0.33%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (0.33%) WebLogic
7 2 (0.33%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.16%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 1 (0.16%) Alfresco
8 1 (0.16%) FileNet
8 1 (0.16%) WordPress
Applications
1 273 (44.46%) MS Excel
2 142 (23.13%) MS PowerPoint
3 141 (22.96%) MS Visio
4 137 (22.31%) MS Office
5 9 (1.47%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.33%) Open Workbench
7 1 (0.16%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 11 (1.79%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (1.30%) Primavera
3 5 (0.81%) Oracle Financials
4 4 (0.65%) Oracle EBS R12
5 3 (0.49%) CA PPM
5 3 (0.49%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.33%) Maximo
6 2 (0.33%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.33%) Oracle ERP
6 2 (0.33%) Oracle HRMS
6 2 (0.33%) SAP ERP
6 2 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.16%) Brady Trinity
7 1 (0.16%) Oracle CRM
7 1 (0.16%) Oracle Payables
7 1 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.16%) SAP HR
7 1 (0.16%) SAP SRM
7 1 (0.16%) Sonata
7 1 (0.16%) Tercero
Cloud Services
1 9 (1.47%) Office 365
2 6 (0.98%) SaaS
3 4 (0.65%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (0.49%) Google Apps
5 2 (0.33%) Basecamp
5 2 (0.33%) PaaS
6 1 (0.16%) IBM Blueworks
6 1 (0.16%) Taleo
6 1 (0.16%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 13 (2.12%) LAN
2 12 (1.95%) WAN
3 8 (1.30%) VPN
4 6 (0.98%) Firewall
4 6 (0.98%) Intranet
5 3 (0.49%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (0.49%) Wireless
6 2 (0.33%) Internet
6 2 (0.33%) VLAN
7 1 (0.16%) 4G
7 1 (0.16%) DWDM
7 1 (0.16%) HTTP
7 1 (0.16%) Network Security
7 1 (0.16%) Radio Access Network
7 1 (0.16%) RTP
7 1 (0.16%) SDH
7 1 (0.16%) Skype
7 1 (0.16%) SONET
7 1 (0.16%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.16%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (4.40%) SQL Server
2 12 (1.95%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (1.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (1.14%) Big Data
4 7 (1.14%) BusinessObjects
5 6 (0.98%) Oracle Reports
5 6 (0.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 5 (0.81%) MS Access
6 5 (0.81%) Oracle Database
7 4 (0.65%) Oracle Database 11g
7 4 (0.65%) Power BI
7 4 (0.65%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (0.49%) Data Mining
8 3 (0.49%) Informix
8 3 (0.49%) QlikView
8 3 (0.49%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (0.33%) RDBMS
9 2 (0.33%) Relational Database
9 2 (0.33%) SAP HANA
9 2 (0.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 35 (5.70%) JIRA
2 14 (2.28%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (0.98%) Git (software)
3 6 (0.98%) Subversion
4 4 (0.65%) Artifactory
4 4 (0.65%) Bitbucket
4 4 (0.65%) Sonatype Nexus
4 4 (0.65%) TeamCity
4 4 (0.65%) Visual Studio
5 3 (0.49%) ERwin
5 3 (0.49%) Zephyr
6 1 (0.16%) HP UFT
6 1 (0.16%) Rational Rose
6 1 (0.16%) SoapUI
6 1 (0.16%) Toad
General
1 233 (37.95%) Finance
2 112 (18.24%) Banking
3 48 (7.82%) Law
4 36 (5.86%) Investment Banking
5 32 (5.21%) Retail
6 27 (4.40%) Legal
7 20 (3.26%) Marketing
8 19 (3.09%) Telecoms
9 16 (2.61%) Advertising
9 16 (2.61%) Front Office
10 15 (2.44%) Back Office
11 11 (1.79%) Financial Institution
12 9 (1.47%) Publishing
13 8 (1.30%) Billing
13 8 (1.30%) Pharmaceutical
14 6 (0.98%) International Banking
14 6 (0.98%) Retail Banking
15 4 (0.65%) German Language
16 2 (0.33%) Czech Language
16 2 (0.33%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 251 (40.88%) Project Manager
2 122 (19.87%) Analyst
3 45 (7.33%) Business Analyst
4 37 (6.03%) PMO Analyst
5 32 (5.21%) Digital Project Manager
6 29 (4.72%) Project Planner
6 29 (4.72%) Technical Manager
7 27 (4.40%) Technical Project Manager
8 25 (4.07%) IT Manager
8 25 (4.07%) Programme Manager
9 24 (3.91%) Infrastructure Manager
9 24 (3.91%) IT Project Manager
10 23 (3.75%) Infrastructure Project Manager
11 21 (3.42%) PMO Planner
12 19 (3.09%) Programme Planner
13 18 (2.93%) Project Analyst
13 18 (2.93%) Senior Manager
14 17 (2.77%) Developer
15 15 (2.44%) Coordinator
15 15 (2.44%) Senior Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (3.26%) XML
2 8 (1.30%) .NET
3 6 (0.98%) HTML
4 5 (0.81%) CSS
4 5 (0.81%) Velocity
4 5 (0.81%) Web Services
5 4 (0.65%) EDI
6 3 (0.49%) Ajax
6 3 (0.49%) EDIFACT
6 3 (0.49%) Rendezvous
6 3 (0.49%) WebSphere MQ
6 3 (0.49%) XBRL
6 3 (0.49%) XSD
7 2 (0.33%) XHTML
8 1 (0.16%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.16%) COM
8 1 (0.16%) JSON
8 1 (0.16%) SOAP
8 1 (0.16%) WSDL
8 1 (0.16%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 70 (11.40%) Analytical Skills
2 46 (7.49%) PMI
3 34 (5.54%) Management Information System
4 18 (2.93%) Data Centre
5 12 (1.95%) Equities
6 10 (1.63%) NHS
7 9 (1.47%) Data Structures
8 7 (1.14%) Mobile App
9 6 (0.98%) Computer Science
9 6 (0.98%) Reinsurance
10 5 (0.81%) User Experience
11 4 (0.65%) Data Integration
11 4 (0.65%) Fixed Income
11 4 (0.65%) Reference Data
11 4 (0.65%) Taxonomies
11 4 (0.65%) Visualisation
12 3 (0.49%) Data Extraction
12 3 (0.49%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 3 (0.49%) Learning Management System
12 3 (0.49%) Pharmacovigilance
Operating Systems
1 29 (4.72%) Windows
2 22 (3.58%) Unix
3 19 (3.09%) Linux
4 9 (1.47%) Windows Server
5 5 (0.81%) Solaris
6 4 (0.65%) AIX
6 4 (0.65%) pSOS
6 4 (0.65%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (0.49%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.33%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.33%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.16%) Android
9 1 (0.16%) VMS
9 1 (0.16%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.16%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 315 (51.30%) Project Management
2 259 (42.18%) PRINCE2
3 198 (32.25%) Agile Software Development
4 101 (16.45%) Stakeholder Management
5 98 (15.96%) Waterfall
6 87 (14.17%) Project Planning
7 64 (10.42%) Change Management
7 64 (10.42%) Migration
7 64 (10.42%) Programme Management
8 63 (10.26%) Change Control
9 49 (7.98%) People Management
10 42 (6.84%) Risk Management
11 40 (6.51%) Business Analysis
12 37 (6.03%) SDLC
13 36 (5.86%) Data Modelling
14 33 (5.37%) ITIL
15 29 (4.72%) Scrum
16 28 (4.56%) User Acceptance Testing
17 27 (4.40%) Mentoring
18 25 (4.07%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 61 (9.93%) SQL
2 20 (3.26%) VBA
3 15 (2.44%) C++
4 11 (1.79%) Java
5 8 (1.30%) C
5 8 (1.30%) T-SQL
6 5 (0.81%) VBScript
7 4 (0.65%) JavaScript
7 4 (0.65%) PL/SQL
8 3 (0.49%) C#
8 3 (0.49%) VB
9 2 (0.33%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.16%) COBOL
10 1 (0.16%) Perl
Qualifications
1 98 (15.96%) Security Cleared
2 91 (14.82%) PMI Certification
3 81 (13.19%) SC Cleared
4 64 (10.42%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 60 (9.77%) PMP
6 55 (8.96%) Degree
7 37 (6.03%) DV Cleared
8 23 (3.75%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 16 (2.61%) APMP
10 12 (1.95%) ISEB
11 8 (1.30%) IIBA
12 7 (1.14%) ITIL Certification
13 5 (0.81%) BPSS Clearance
13 5 (0.81%) CTC Cleared
14 2 (0.33%) ISEB Practitioner
14 2 (0.33%) ISTQB
14 2 (0.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 2 (0.33%) PgMP
14 2 (0.33%) Six Sigma Green Belt
15 1 (0.16%) CAPM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (5.21%) QA
2 24 (3.91%) Data Quality
3 7 (1.14%) P3O
3 7 (1.14%) SLA
4 5 (0.81%) COBIT
4 5 (0.81%) Disclosure Scotland
5 3 (0.49%) ISO20022
5 3 (0.49%) MiFID
6 2 (0.33%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.33%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.16%) Basel III
7 1 (0.16%) EMIR
7 1 (0.16%) FATCA
7 1 (0.16%) GAMP
7 1 (0.16%) GxP
7 1 (0.16%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 1 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.16%) PMBOK
7 1 (0.16%) RMADS
7 1 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 7 (1.14%) Active Directory
1 7 (1.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 5 (0.81%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (0.49%) Control-M
3 2 (0.33%) Cisco IPCC
3 2 (0.33%) SCCM
4 1 (0.16%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 206 (33.55%) Microsoft
2 32 (5.21%) Oracle
3 24 (3.91%) SAP
4 10 (1.63%) VMware
5 9 (1.47%) IBM
6 8 (1.30%) HP
7 7 (1.14%) Atlassian
7 7 (1.14%) Citrix
8 6 (0.98%) Cognos
9 5 (0.81%) Google
9 5 (0.81%) Pega
10 4 (0.65%) Black Duck
10 4 (0.65%) CA
10 4 (0.65%) Coverity
10 4 (0.65%) Informatica
10 4 (0.65%) Siebel
11 3 (0.49%) CheckPoint
11 3 (0.49%) iSOFT
11 3 (0.49%) JD Edwards
11 3 (0.49%) Progress
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