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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Project Server
Rank 536 530 532
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +2
Contract jobs citing MS Project Server 70 49 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.093% 0.10%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.69% 0.54% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 22 36
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£410 £383 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.11% -1.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £351 £286
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £429 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 4
Average hourly rate - £20.50 £21.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -5.74%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £20.50 £21.75
% change year-on-year
- -5.74%

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
10199 9081 10100
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.03% 17.23% 17.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 6034 5282 5738
Average daily rate £375 £375 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £213 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 424 380 466
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.15 £38.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%

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 29 August 2014.

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 30 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 29 August 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
England 0 64 £410 +7.11% 7
London +34 33 £425 +1.25% 2
South East -16 15 £350 -8.55% 4
North West -10 8 £410 +105.00%
Cheshire +4 7 £410 +105.00%
Hampshire -11 6 £370 -1.72% 3
Warrington - 5 £410 -
Scotland -12 4 £329 -
South West -36 4 £380 +1.33% 1
Surrey - 4 £275 - 1
Manchester -14 3 £410 -
Liverpool - 3 £410 -
Chester - 3 £410 -
Merseyside - 3 £410 -
City of London +17 2 £425 +3.03%
Wigan - 2 £405 -
St Helens - 2 £405 -
East of England - 2 £355 -
Reading +5 1 - -
Berkshire +5 1 - -
West Midlands -12 1 £213 -
Cambridgeshire - 1 £310 -
Bedfordshire - 1 £400 -
Birmingham - 1 £213 -
Bracknell - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Caerphilly - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
Crawley - - - -
Crewe - - - -

MS Project Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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.

1 122 (89.05%) MS Project
2 73 (53.28%) Microsoft
3 62 (45.26%) MS Excel
4 54 (39.42%) SharePoint
5 51 (37.23%) Project Management
6 38 (27.74%) Security Cleared
7 37 (27.01%) Change Management
8 35 (25.55%) PRINCE2
9 31 (22.63%) SharePoint 2010
10 29 (21.17%) Project Planning
11 27 (19.71%) SQL Server
12 26 (18.98%) MS Office
13 23 (16.79%) SAP
14 21 (15.33%) Programme Management
14 21 (15.33%) Windows
14 21 (15.33%) PMI Certification
15 20 (14.60%) MS PowerPoint
16 19 (13.87%) SC Cleared
16 19 (13.87%) PMI
17 18 (13.14%) ITIL
17 18 (13.14%) Stakeholder Management
17 18 (13.14%) Portfolio Management
18 17 (12.41%) Business Intelligence
19 16 (11.68%) SQL
19 16 (11.68%) Risk Assessment
19 16 (11.68%) Degree
20 15 (10.95%) QA
20 15 (10.95%) SLA
21 14 (10.22%) Windows Server 2003
22 13 (9.49%) Finance

MS Project Server
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 54 (39.42%) SharePoint
2 31 (22.63%) SharePoint 2010
3 11 (8.03%) SharePoint Server
4 5 (3.65%) IIS
4 5 (3.65%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.73%) SharePoint Foundation
Applications
1 122 (89.05%) MS Project
2 62 (45.26%) MS Excel
3 26 (18.98%) MS Office
4 20 (14.60%) MS PowerPoint
5 8 (5.84%) InfoPath
6 6 (4.38%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.46%) Summit
2 1 (0.73%) Changepoint
2 1 (0.73%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.46%) Office 365
2 1 (0.73%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.92%) Intranet
2 1 (0.73%) Extranet
2 1 (0.73%) 3G
2 1 (0.73%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (0.73%) DHCP
2 1 (0.73%) DNS
2 1 (0.73%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (19.71%) SQL Server
2 8 (5.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (4.38%) SQL Server 2005
4 5 (3.65%) SQL Server 2000
5 4 (2.92%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.46%) OLAP
7 1 (0.73%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.73%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.73%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (2.19%) Visual Studio
General
1 13 (9.49%) Finance
2 8 (5.84%) Pharmaceutical
3 7 (5.11%) Manufacturing
4 4 (2.92%) Telecoms
4 4 (2.92%) Legal
5 2 (1.46%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.46%) Law
5 2 (1.46%) Retail
5 2 (1.46%) Marketing
6 1 (0.73%) Banking
Job Titles
1 29 (21.17%) Project Manager
2 23 (16.79%) Analyst
3 14 (10.22%) Consultant
4 11 (8.03%) Project Consultant
5 10 (7.30%) Planning Manager
5 10 (7.30%) Server Specialist
6 9 (6.57%) PMO Analyst
6 9 (6.57%) Microsoft Specialist
6 9 (6.57%) Microsoft Consultant
7 8 (5.84%) Developer
7 8 (5.84%) Programme Planner
8 6 (4.38%) Project Planner
9 5 (3.65%) SAP Manager
9 5 (3.65%) SharePoint Developer
10 4 (2.92%) MI Analyst
10 4 (2.92%) Portfolio Manager
10 4 (2.92%) Administrator
10 4 (2.92%) Report Analyst
10 4 (2.92%) Senior Analyst
10 4 (2.92%) SAP Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (5.84%) Windows SharePoint Services
2 7 (5.11%) .NET
2 7 (5.11%) Web Services
3 2 (1.46%) XSLT
4 1 (0.73%) DAO
4 1 (0.73%) jQuery
4 1 (0.73%) XML
4 1 (0.73%) CSS
4 1 (0.73%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 19 (13.87%) PMI
2 6 (4.38%) Taxonomies
3 5 (3.65%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.19%) Data Integration
4 3 (2.19%) FMCG
4 3 (2.19%) Visualisation
5 1 (0.73%) iSeries
5 1 (0.73%) CMDB
5 1 (0.73%) Replication
5 1 (0.73%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (0.73%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 21 (15.33%) Windows
2 14 (10.22%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (0.73%) Windows 7
3 1 (0.73%) Solaris
3 1 (0.73%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (37.23%) Project Management
2 37 (27.01%) Change Management
3 35 (25.55%) PRINCE2
4 29 (21.17%) Project Planning
5 21 (15.33%) Programme Management
6 18 (13.14%) Stakeholder Management
6 18 (13.14%) ITIL
6 18 (13.14%) Portfolio Management
7 17 (12.41%) Business Intelligence
8 16 (11.68%) Risk Assessment
9 12 (8.76%) CMMI
10 9 (6.57%) Workflow
10 9 (6.57%) Waterfall
11 8 (5.84%) Performance Management
11 8 (5.84%) Business Analysis
11 8 (5.84%) Validation
11 8 (5.84%) Document Management
12 7 (5.11%) Service Delivery
12 7 (5.11%) Stakeholder Engagement
12 7 (5.11%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 16 (11.68%) SQL
2 10 (7.30%) C#
3 8 (5.84%) VBA
4 5 (3.65%) T-SQL
5 2 (1.46%) JavaScript
5 2 (1.46%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.73%) VB
Qualifications
1 38 (27.74%) Security Cleared
2 21 (15.33%) PMI Certification
3 19 (13.87%) SC Cleared
4 16 (11.68%) Degree
5 13 (9.49%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 12 (8.76%) DV Cleared
7 4 (2.92%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (2.19%) PMP
9 2 (1.46%) ISEB
9 2 (1.46%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 2 (1.46%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (10.95%) SLA
1 15 (10.95%) QA
2 13 (9.49%) P3O
3 2 (1.46%) ISO 14001
3 2 (1.46%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 5 (3.65%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.73%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (4.38%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.73%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (0.73%) SCCM
Vendors
1 73 (53.28%) Microsoft
2 23 (16.79%) SAP
3 9 (6.57%) HP
4 6 (4.38%) Primavera
5 4 (2.92%) Planview
5 4 (2.92%) Tableau
6 2 (1.46%) VMware
7 1 (0.73%) Cadence
7 1 (0.73%) Capita
7 1 (0.73%) Citrix
7 1 (0.73%) Oracle
7 1 (0.73%) Riverbed