The table below looks at the statistics for MS Project Server skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Project Server over the 3 months to 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Project Server
Rank 556 463 495
Rank change year-on-year
-93 +32
Contract jobs citing MS Project Server 43 107 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.080% 0.21% 0.098%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.45% 1.17% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 68 23
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.21% +8.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £304 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £514 £513 £472
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £396 £355
% change year-on-year
-17.92% +11.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £37.50 £24.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +53.06%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £37.50 £24.50
% change year-on-year
- +53.06%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Application Platforms category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Application Platforms Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
9602 9127 8202
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 17.90% 17.58% 17.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 5769 5480 4671
Average daily rate £400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £520 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 341 304 406
Average hourly rate £19.00 £18.70 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.60% -1.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.60 £12.13 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £40.57 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -7.89%

MS Project Server
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MS Project Server within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Application Platforms category.

MS Project Server Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

MS Project Server
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MS Project Server within the UK.

MS Project Server Daily Rate Trend in the UK

MS Project Server
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Project Server within the UK over the 3 months to 27 March 2015.

MS Project Server Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

MS Project Server
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MS Project Server within the UK.

MS Project Server Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

MS Project Server
Top 21 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MS Project Server within the UK over the 3 months to 27 March 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
England -61 34 £450 +20.00% 4
London -13 18 £463 +19.35% 1
South East -49 6 £350 -2.02% 2
Reading +2 3 - -
Berkshire -7 3 - -
North West -14 2 £425 -
Hampshire -26 2 £338 -5.59%
Hook -12 1 £375 +3.30%
Cheshire - 1 £425 -
Dorset - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - - 1
Surrey - - - - 1
West Sussex - - - -
City of London - - - -
Warrington - - - -
Bournemouth - - - -
Guildford - - - - 1
Maidenhead - - - -
Marlow - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - - 1
South West - - - -

MS Project Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing MS Project Server 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 Server.

1 75 (83.33%) MS Project
2 58 (64.44%) MS Excel
3 56 (62.22%) Microsoft
4 33 (36.67%) SharePoint
4 33 (36.67%) PRINCE2
5 29 (32.22%) Project Management
6 26 (28.89%) Finance
6 26 (28.89%) MS PowerPoint
7 22 (24.44%) Change Management
8 20 (22.22%) Project Planning
9 18 (20.00%) Security Cleared
10 17 (18.89%) SharePoint 2010
10 17 (18.89%) Management Information System
10 17 (18.89%) MS Office
11 16 (17.78%) C#
11 16 (17.78%) SC Cleared
12 15 (16.67%) VBA
13 14 (15.56%) Earned Value Management
14 13 (14.44%) Coaching
14 13 (14.44%) SQL
14 13 (14.44%) SQL Server
15 12 (13.33%) SAP
15 12 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
15 12 (13.33%) InfoPath
16 11 (12.22%) Programme Management
17 10 (11.11%) Risk Assessment
18 9 (10.00%) Business Analysis
18 9 (10.00%) PMI Certification
19 8 (8.89%) ITIL
19 8 (8.89%) MS Visio

MS Project Server
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing MS Project Server 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 Server. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 33 (36.67%) SharePoint
2 17 (18.89%) SharePoint 2010
3 7 (7.78%) SharePoint Server
4 4 (4.44%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 75 (83.33%) MS Project
2 58 (64.44%) MS Excel
3 26 (28.89%) MS PowerPoint
4 17 (18.89%) MS Office
5 12 (13.33%) InfoPath
6 8 (8.89%) MS Visio
7 1 (1.11%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (3.33%) Changepoint
1 3 (3.33%) SAP ERP
2 1 (1.11%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.33%) Intranet
2 1 (1.11%) Internet
2 1 (1.11%) HTTP
2 1 (1.11%) PPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (14.44%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.11%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (1.11%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 7 (7.78%) Visual Studio
2 5 (5.56%) JIRA
3 3 (3.33%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.11%) Oracle Forms
General
1 26 (28.89%) Finance
2 5 (5.56%) Retail
3 3 (3.33%) Banking
3 3 (3.33%) Pharmaceutical
3 3 (3.33%) Financial Institution
3 3 (3.33%) Telecoms
3 3 (3.33%) Marketing
4 2 (2.22%) Advertising
5 1 (1.11%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.11%) Law
5 1 (1.11%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 15 (16.67%) Project Manager
2 13 (14.44%) Analyst
3 12 (13.33%) Developer
4 9 (10.00%) Project Planner
4 9 (10.00%) PMO Analyst
4 9 (10.00%) Planning Manager
5 6 (6.67%) Programme Planner
6 4 (4.44%) Consultant
6 4 (4.44%) Applications Developer
6 4 (4.44%) SharePoint Developer
7 3 (3.33%) Microsoft Consultant
7 3 (3.33%) PMO Manager
7 3 (3.33%) Project Consultant
7 3 (3.33%) Tools Developer
7 3 (3.33%) Senior Manager
7 3 (3.33%) Applications Support
7 3 (3.33%) Senior Project Manager
8 2 (2.22%) Project Coordinator
8 2 (2.22%) Administrator
8 2 (2.22%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (6.67%) .NET
2 5 (5.56%) ASP.NET
3 3 (3.33%) CSS
4 2 (2.22%) jQuery
4 2 (2.22%) HTML5
4 2 (2.22%) CSS3
4 2 (2.22%) HTML
5 1 (1.11%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 17 (18.89%) Management Information System
2 6 (6.67%) PMI
3 5 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (4.44%) FMCG
5 3 (3.33%) Fixed Income
5 3 (3.33%) Equities
5 3 (3.33%) Smartphone
6 2 (2.22%) Blog
7 1 (1.11%) GIS
7 1 (1.11%) Life Science
7 1 (1.11%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 4 (4.44%) Windows
2 2 (2.22%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (36.67%) PRINCE2
2 29 (32.22%) Project Management
3 22 (24.44%) Change Management
4 20 (22.22%) Project Planning
5 14 (15.56%) Earned Value Management
6 13 (14.44%) Coaching
7 12 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
8 11 (12.22%) Programme Management
9 10 (11.11%) Risk Assessment
10 9 (10.00%) Business Analysis
11 8 (8.89%) ITIL
12 7 (7.78%) Migration
13 6 (6.67%) Portfolio Management
14 5 (5.56%) Change Control
14 5 (5.56%) UML
14 5 (5.56%) Scrum
15 4 (4.44%) Critical Path Analysis
15 4 (4.44%) Resource Management
15 4 (4.44%) Integration Testing
15 4 (4.44%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 16 (17.78%) C#
2 15 (16.67%) VBA
3 13 (14.44%) SQL
4 3 (3.33%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.11%) PL/SQL
5 1 (1.11%) Java
5 1 (1.11%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.11%) R
Qualifications
1 18 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 16 (17.78%) SC Cleared
3 9 (10.00%) PMI Certification
4 7 (7.78%) Degree
5 4 (4.44%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 3 (3.33%) DV Cleared
6 3 (3.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 3 (3.33%) PMP
7 1 (1.11%) CAPM
7 1 (1.11%) HNC
7 1 (1.11%) HND
7 1 (1.11%) MCSE
7 1 (1.11%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.56%) QA
2 3 (3.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (2.22%) P3O
4 1 (1.11%) COREP
System Software
1 3 (3.33%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 56 (62.22%) Microsoft
2 12 (13.33%) SAP
3 6 (6.67%) HP
4 4 (4.44%) Planview
5 2 (2.22%) Oracle
5 2 (2.22%) Adobe
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