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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Project
Rank 115 141 122
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -19
Contract jobs citing MS Project 433 390 444
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.79% 1.55% 1.73%
As % of the Applications category 15.23% 13.23% 13.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 324 232 329
Average daily rate
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£413 £425 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +3.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £255 £254
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £348 £331
% change year-on-year
+6.47% +4.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 3
Average hourly rate £187.50 £20.50 £50.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+814.63% -59.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.05 £17.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -36.36%
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
2844 2947 3173
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 11.74% 11.68% 12.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 1905 1877 2044
Average daily rate £350 £363 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £175 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.17% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 175 138 189
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £24.80 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.19
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -4.54%

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 1 October 2014.

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 1 October 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
City of London +32 100 £375 -17.58% 19
Croydon +10 27 £405 +1.50% 2
Canary Wharf +22 8 £413 +3.12%
Brentford - 7 £438 - 1
Uxbridge -10 1 £375 -11.50%
Harrow - 1 - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
Dagenham - - - -
MS Project
England

MS Project
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, 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.

1 393 (49.43%) Project Management
2 392 (49.31%) MS Excel
3 306 (38.49%) Microsoft
4 275 (34.59%) Finance
5 271 (34.09%) PRINCE2
6 233 (29.31%) MS Office
7 219 (27.55%) MS PowerPoint
8 202 (25.41%) MS Visio
9 163 (20.50%) Agile Software Development
10 128 (16.10%) Project Planning
11 127 (15.97%) SharePoint
12 126 (15.85%) Banking
13 114 (14.34%) Stakeholder Management
14 107 (13.46%) Change Management
15 92 (11.57%) Analytical Skills
16 83 (10.44%) Windows
17 82 (10.31%) ITIL
18 81 (10.19%) Degree
19 76 (9.56%) PMI Certification
20 75 (9.43%) Business Analysis
21 65 (8.18%) Migration
21 65 (8.18%) SAP
22 64 (8.05%) QA
23 58 (7.30%) Programme Management
24 56 (7.04%) PMP
25 55 (6.92%) SQL
26 54 (6.79%) Oracle
26 54 (6.79%) MS Project Server
26 54 (6.79%) Investment Banking
27 51 (6.42%) Security Cleared

MS Project
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, 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
1 127 (15.97%) SharePoint
2 54 (6.79%) MS Project Server
3 21 (2.64%) SharePoint 2010
4 15 (1.89%) Tomcat
4 15 (1.89%) IIS
5 11 (1.38%) Apache
5 11 (1.38%) MS Exchange
5 11 (1.38%) CMS
6 10 (1.26%) WebSphere
6 10 (1.26%) WebLogic
7 9 (1.13%) WebSphere Application Server
8 7 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2010
9 6 (0.75%) IBM HTTP Server
9 6 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2003
9 6 (0.75%) Documentum
9 6 (0.75%) Confluence
10 5 (0.63%) SharePoint 2013
10 5 (0.63%) Lync
10 5 (0.63%) BizTalk Server
11 3 (0.38%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 392 (49.31%) MS Excel
2 233 (29.31%) MS Office
3 219 (27.55%) MS PowerPoint
4 202 (25.41%) MS Visio
5 17 (2.14%) Spreadsheet
6 15 (1.89%) Photoshop
7 6 (0.75%) Adobe Illustrator
7 6 (0.75%) InDesign
7 6 (0.75%) Adobe After Effects
7 6 (0.75%) Acrobat
7 6 (0.75%) Fireworks
7 6 (0.75%) OmniGraffle
8 3 (0.38%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.13%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 9 (1.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (1.01%) SAP FI
3 5 (0.63%) CA Clarity
3 5 (0.63%) Oracle ERP
4 4 (0.50%) SAP SRM
4 4 (0.50%) Remedy ITSM
5 3 (0.38%) IntelliMatch
5 3 (0.38%) WebTrends
6 2 (0.25%) Summit
6 2 (0.25%) SAP PP
6 2 (0.25%) Oracle EBS R12
7 1 (0.13%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.13%) SAP APO
7 1 (0.13%) Agresso
7 1 (0.13%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.13%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.38%) SaaS
2 2 (0.25%) Office 365
3 1 (0.13%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.13%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (2.26%) LAN
2 17 (2.14%) Intranet
2 17 (2.14%) SAN
3 15 (1.89%) Firewall
4 13 (1.64%) SSL
4 13 (1.64%) WAN
5 8 (1.01%) Extranet
6 7 (0.88%) HTTP
7 6 (0.75%) DHCP
7 6 (0.75%) VPN
7 6 (0.75%) DNS
7 6 (0.75%) Cisco ASA
8 5 (0.63%) Structured Cabling
9 4 (0.50%) MPLS
10 3 (0.38%) Unified Communications
10 3 (0.38%) Internet
10 3 (0.38%) VLAN
10 3 (0.38%) IP Telephony
11 2 (0.25%) ISDN
11 2 (0.25%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (4.65%) SQL Server
2 14 (1.76%) MS Access
3 8 (1.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 8 (1.01%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (0.88%) QlikView
5 6 (0.75%) Oracle Reports
5 6 (0.75%) Oracle Database
6 4 (0.50%) Relational Database
7 3 (0.38%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (0.25%) SAP Data Services
8 2 (0.25%) Big Data
8 2 (0.25%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (0.25%) BusinessObjects XI
9 1 (0.13%) KDB
9 1 (0.13%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.13%) Triplestore
9 1 (0.13%) SAP BW
9 1 (0.13%) Oracle Database 10g
9 1 (0.13%) SQL Navigator
Development Applications
1 27 (3.40%) JIRA
2 6 (0.75%) Axure RP
3 5 (0.63%) Visual Studio
4 4 (0.50%) TestDirector
4 4 (0.50%) ClearQuest
5 3 (0.38%) Rational Rose
6 2 (0.25%) Subversion
6 2 (0.25%) LSMW
7 1 (0.13%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.13%) RequisitePro
7 1 (0.13%) QuickTest Pro
7 1 (0.13%) Toad
7 1 (0.13%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (0.13%) ClearCase
General
1 275 (34.59%) Finance
2 126 (15.85%) Banking
3 54 (6.79%) Investment Banking
4 37 (4.65%) Legal
5 36 (4.53%) Retail
6 22 (2.77%) Pharmaceutical
7 21 (2.64%) Marketing
7 21 (2.64%) Back Office
8 20 (2.52%) Front Office
8 20 (2.52%) Publishing
9 18 (2.26%) Telecoms
10 16 (2.01%) Law
11 15 (1.89%) Advertising
12 10 (1.26%) Manufacturing
13 9 (1.13%) Financial Institution
13 9 (1.13%) Billing
14 8 (1.01%) Retail Banking
15 3 (0.38%) Local Government
16 2 (0.25%) International Banking
17 1 (0.13%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 227 (28.55%) Project Manager
2 142 (17.86%) Analyst
3 73 (9.18%) Business Analyst
4 49 (6.16%) Project Planner
5 41 (5.16%) PMO Analyst
6 36 (4.53%) Coordinator
7 33 (4.15%) Consultant
8 30 (3.77%) Project Coordinator
9 26 (3.27%) Programme Manager
10 22 (2.77%) PMO Manager
11 20 (2.52%) Project Officer
11 20 (2.52%) Programme Planner
12 19 (2.39%) Project Analyst
12 19 (2.39%) Senior Manager
12 19 (2.39%) Test Manager
13 17 (2.14%) Project Support Officer
14 16 (2.01%) Infrastructure Project Manager
14 16 (2.01%) Infrastructure Manager
15 15 (1.89%) Planning Manager
15 15 (1.89%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (4.03%) .NET
2 19 (2.39%) XML
3 13 (1.64%) Web Services
4 10 (1.26%) STL
5 9 (1.13%) JMS
6 7 (0.88%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 7 (0.88%) HTML
7 6 (0.75%) Flash
7 6 (0.75%) CSS
7 6 (0.75%) Middleware
8 5 (0.63%) JSP
9 4 (0.50%) Spring
9 4 (0.50%) Struts
9 4 (0.50%) Swing
10 3 (0.38%) Visualforce
10 3 (0.38%) Java EE
11 2 (0.25%) J2EE
11 2 (0.25%) ASP.NET
12 1 (0.13%) REST
12 1 (0.13%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 92 (11.57%) Analytical Skills
2 42 (5.28%) Management Information System
3 38 (4.78%) PMI
4 18 (2.26%) Derivative
5 17 (2.14%) Fixed Income
6 12 (1.51%) Computer Science
7 10 (1.26%) CESG
7 10 (1.26%) User Experience
8 9 (1.13%) Mobile App
9 8 (1.01%) Taxonomies
9 8 (1.01%) Interest Rate Derivative
10 7 (0.88%) FMCG
10 7 (0.88%) NHS
10 7 (0.88%) Grid Computing
11 6 (0.75%) Clustering
11 6 (0.75%) Equities
11 6 (0.75%) Market Risk
12 4 (0.50%) Statistics
12 4 (0.50%) Equity Derivative
13 3 (0.38%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 83 (10.44%) Windows
2 33 (4.15%) Windows 7
3 24 (3.02%) Linux
4 21 (2.64%) Windows Server 2008
5 17 (2.14%) UNIX
6 10 (1.26%) Windows Server 2003
6 10 (1.26%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (1.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (0.88%) Windows XP
8 6 (0.75%) Windows Vista
8 6 (0.75%) Windows 2000
9 4 (0.50%) Apple iOS
9 4 (0.50%) Android
10 3 (0.38%) pSOS
11 1 (0.13%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.13%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 393 (49.43%) Project Management
2 271 (34.09%) PRINCE2
3 163 (20.50%) Agile Software Development
4 128 (16.10%) Project Planning
5 114 (14.34%) Stakeholder Management
6 107 (13.46%) Change Management
7 82 (10.31%) ITIL
8 75 (9.43%) Business Analysis
9 65 (8.18%) Migration
10 58 (7.30%) Programme Management
11 45 (5.66%) Risk Management
12 41 (5.16%) Change Control
13 40 (5.03%) Service Delivery
14 34 (4.28%) Coaching
15 33 (4.15%) CRM
16 30 (3.77%) User Acceptance Testing
17 28 (3.52%) Dependency Management
17 28 (3.52%) Document Management
17 28 (3.52%) Workflow
18 26 (3.27%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 55 (6.92%) SQL
2 21 (2.64%) Java
3 20 (2.52%) C#
4 14 (1.76%) VBA
5 13 (1.64%) Shell Script
6 11 (1.38%) Python
6 11 (1.38%) C++
7 9 (1.13%) Jython
8 7 (0.88%) C-shell
8 7 (0.88%) Bash Shell
8 7 (0.88%) VBScript
8 7 (0.88%) Korn
9 5 (0.63%) C
10 4 (0.50%) Scala
11 3 (0.38%) Apex Code
11 3 (0.38%) JavaScript
11 3 (0.38%) PL/SQL
12 2 (0.25%) Perl
13 1 (0.13%) Groovy
13 1 (0.13%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 81 (10.19%) Degree
2 76 (9.56%) PMI Certification
3 56 (7.04%) PMP
4 51 (6.42%) Security Cleared
5 42 (5.28%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 41 (5.16%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 33 (4.15%) SC Cleared
8 28 (3.52%) ISEB
9 15 (1.89%) APMP
9 15 (1.89%) Microsoft Certification
10 10 (1.26%) DV Cleared
11 9 (1.13%) CISSP
11 9 (1.13%) ISTQB
12 6 (0.75%) Cisco Certification
13 5 (0.63%) CISA
13 5 (0.63%) ISEB Practitioner
14 4 (0.50%) CEH
14 4 (0.50%) MCTS
14 4 (0.50%) MAPM
15 3 (0.38%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (8.05%) QA
2 16 (2.01%) P3O
3 15 (1.89%) SLA
4 9 (1.13%) ISO 9001
5 8 (1.01%) Data Quality
6 7 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 4 (0.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.13%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.13%) Solvency II
8 1 (0.13%) Basel II
8 1 (0.13%) COBIT
System Software
1 17 (2.14%) Active Directory
2 15 (1.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (1.01%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.38%) XenApp
5 2 (0.25%) VMware ESX
5 2 (0.25%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.13%) vSphere
6 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 17 (2.14%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (0.88%) SCCM
3 6 (0.75%) Norton AntiVirus
3 6 (0.75%) SCDPM
3 6 (0.75%) SCOM
3 6 (0.75%) SCVMM
4 4 (0.50%) Puppet
5 1 (0.13%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 306 (38.49%) Microsoft
2 65 (8.18%) SAP
3 54 (6.79%) Oracle
4 36 (4.53%) HP
5 25 (3.14%) Cisco
6 20 (2.52%) VMware
7 19 (2.39%) IBM
8 13 (1.64%) Citrix
9 12 (1.51%) Adobe
10 10 (1.26%) CheckPoint
10 10 (1.26%) Red Hat
10 10 (1.26%) Salesforce.com
11 7 (0.88%) Yardi
11 7 (0.88%) Kofax
11 7 (0.88%) JBoss
12 6 (0.75%) Business Objects
12 6 (0.75%) EMC
12 6 (0.75%) Apple
12 6 (0.75%) Symantec
12 6 (0.75%) McAfee
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Lorien Resourcing - Vertical IT
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Hays Finance Technology
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