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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Project Server
Rank 598 545 538
Rank change year-on-year
-53 -7
Contract jobs citing MS Project Server 35 65 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.060% 0.12% 0.094%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.32% 0.63% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 43 22
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£350 £405 £383
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.58% +5.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £327 £351
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £265 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
-33.75% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £20.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £20.50

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
11085 10241 9041
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.97% 18.33% 17.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 7090 6073 5233
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £513 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 331 422 384
Average hourly rate £22.00 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.75 £35.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -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 4 September 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 27 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 4 September 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 -36 25 £388 -5.48% 8
London -7 13 £420 -6.40% 3
Scotland -8 9 £265 -19.69%
Erskine +11 7 £265 -19.69%
Renfrewshire +8 7 £265 -19.69%
South West -4 5 £350 -7.89% 2
South East -34 5 £220 -37.14% 1
Canary Wharf -6 3 £400 -20.00%
City of London +8 2 £435 +2.35%
Hampshire -5 2 £350 -5.40% 1
Buckinghamshire -12 2 £210 -
Milton Keynes - 2 £210 -
Docklands, London - 2 - -
Bristol - 2 - -
Glasgow +8 1 - -
Hook +4 1 - -
Berkshire -2 1 - -
Reading -7 1 - -
Manchester -21 1 - - 1
North West -40 1 - - 1
Yorkshire - 1 £475 -
Southampton - 1 £350 - 1
Dorset - 1 - - 2
Somerset - 1 £350 -
Bath - 1 £350 -
Leeds - 1 £475 -
West Yorkshire - 1 £475 -

MS Project Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 57 (90.48%) MS Project
2 32 (50.79%) MS Excel
3 29 (46.03%) Microsoft
4 25 (39.68%) Finance
5 21 (33.33%) Project Management
5 21 (33.33%) PRINCE2
5 21 (33.33%) MS Office
6 20 (31.75%) Change Management
7 15 (23.81%) Project Planning
8 14 (22.22%) Security Cleared
9 13 (20.63%) SC Cleared
9 13 (20.63%) Programme Management
9 13 (20.63%) MS PowerPoint
9 13 (20.63%) SharePoint
10 11 (17.46%) PMI Certification
10 11 (17.46%) SQL
11 10 (15.87%) SAP
12 9 (14.29%) Coaching
13 7 (11.11%) SDLC
13 7 (11.11%) ITIL
13 7 (11.11%) PMI
13 7 (11.11%) SQL Server
13 7 (11.11%) Configuration Management
13 7 (11.11%) Risk Assessment
14 6 (9.52%) Degree
14 6 (9.52%) Service Delivery
14 6 (9.52%) PRINCE
14 6 (9.52%) Windows
15 5 (7.94%) PMP
15 5 (7.94%) Agile Software Development

MS Project Server
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 13 (20.63%) SharePoint
2 3 (4.76%) SharePoint Server
2 3 (4.76%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (3.17%) Lync
3 2 (3.17%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (3.17%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (3.17%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.59%) LiveLink
Applications
1 57 (90.48%) MS Project
2 32 (50.79%) MS Excel
3 21 (33.33%) MS Office
4 13 (20.63%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (1.59%) InfoPath
5 1 (1.59%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.59%) SAP ERP
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.17%) Intranet
1 2 (3.17%) Extranet
1 2 (3.17%) Firewall
1 2 (3.17%) DHCP
1 2 (3.17%) DNS
2 1 (1.59%) SAN
2 1 (1.59%) Wireless
2 1 (1.59%) NFC
2 1 (1.59%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (3.17%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.59%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (4.76%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.59%) JIRA
General
1 25 (39.68%) Finance
2 3 (4.76%) Pharmaceutical
2 3 (4.76%) Manufacturing
3 2 (3.17%) Banking
3 2 (3.17%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.59%) Retail
4 1 (1.59%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.59%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 12 (19.05%) Analyst
2 11 (17.46%) Project Manager
3 6 (9.52%) Coordinator
3 6 (9.52%) Planning Manager
4 5 (7.94%) Portfolio Analyst
4 5 (7.94%) Developer
4 5 (7.94%) Senior Analyst
5 3 (4.76%) Consultant
5 3 (4.76%) Project Planner
5 3 (4.76%) SAP Manager
5 3 (4.76%) PMO Analyst
5 3 (4.76%) PMO Manager
6 2 (3.17%) Project Consultant
6 2 (3.17%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
6 2 (3.17%) Programme Planner
6 2 (3.17%) Project Analyst
6 2 (3.17%) SharePoint Developer
6 2 (3.17%) Support Analyst
6 2 (3.17%) Systems Manager
6 2 (3.17%) IT Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 7 (11.11%) PMI
2 4 (6.35%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (4.76%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.17%) FMCG
5 1 (1.59%) Taxonomies
5 1 (1.59%) Life Science
5 1 (1.59%) CMDB
5 1 (1.59%) Private Cloud
5 1 (1.59%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 6 (9.52%) Windows
2 3 (4.76%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (3.17%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.59%) UNIX
4 1 (1.59%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (33.33%) PRINCE2
1 21 (33.33%) Project Management
2 20 (31.75%) Change Management
3 15 (23.81%) Project Planning
4 13 (20.63%) Programme Management
5 9 (14.29%) Coaching
6 7 (11.11%) SDLC
6 7 (11.11%) Configuration Management
6 7 (11.11%) Risk Assessment
6 7 (11.11%) ITIL
7 6 (9.52%) PRINCE
7 6 (9.52%) Service Delivery
8 5 (7.94%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (6.35%) Business Analysis
9 4 (6.35%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 4 (6.35%) UML
9 4 (6.35%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (6.35%) Continuous Improvement
10 3 (4.76%) Demand Management
10 3 (4.76%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 11 (17.46%) SQL
2 3 (4.76%) VBA
2 3 (4.76%) C
3 2 (3.17%) C#
Qualifications
1 14 (22.22%) Security Cleared
2 13 (20.63%) SC Cleared
3 11 (17.46%) PMI Certification
4 6 (9.52%) Degree
5 5 (7.94%) PMP
6 2 (3.17%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 2 (3.17%) MCP
6 2 (3.17%) MCSE
6 2 (3.17%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (3.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (1.59%) CISA
7 1 (1.59%) DV Cleared
7 1 (1.59%) CGEIT
7 1 (1.59%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.35%) QA
2 1 (1.59%) P3O
2 1 (1.59%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (3.17%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.59%) Terminal Server
2 1 (1.59%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 1 (1.59%) XenDesktop
Vendors
1 29 (46.03%) Microsoft
2 10 (15.87%) SAP
3 2 (3.17%) HP
3 2 (3.17%) Remedy
4 1 (1.59%) VMware
4 1 (1.59%) Cadence
4 1 (1.59%) Citrix
4 1 (1.59%) Oracle
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