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 20 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Project Server
Rank 527 531 533
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +2
Contract jobs citing MS Project Server 74 44 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.083% 0.12%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.74% 0.48% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 19 46
Average daily rate
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£400 £378 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.82% +0.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £286 £343 £291
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £429 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £399 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.45% +7.14%
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
9938 9115 10164
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 17.94% 17.14% 17.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 5841 5291 5782
Average daily rate £375 £370 £358
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +3.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £213 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 419 380 478
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 £11.75 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £37.50 £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 20 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 20 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 -1 68 £410 +8.46% 3
London +35 36 £425 - 1
South East 0 14 £350 -8.55% 2
North West -3 9 £410 +105.00%
Cheshire +9 8 £410 +105.00%
Hampshire -11 6 £370 -1.72% 1
Warrington - 6 £410 -
Scotland -13 4 £329 -
South West -32 4 £380 +1.33%
Merseyside - 4 £410 -
Liverpool - 4 £410 -
Manchester -10 3 £410 -
Chester - 3 £410 -
Surrey - 3 £275 - 1
City of London +31 2 £425 +3.03%
West Midlands -11 2 £213 -
East of England - 2 £355 -
Wigan - 2 £405 -
Birmingham - 2 £213 -
St Helens - 2 £405 -
Reading +8 1 - -
Berkshire 0 1 - -
Cambridgeshire - 1 £310 -
Bedfordshire - 1 £400 -
Weybridge - - - - 1
Essex - - - -
South Wales - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
Norfolk - - - -
Southampton - - - -

MS Project Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 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.

1 130 (89.66%) MS Project
2 78 (53.79%) Microsoft
3 62 (42.76%) MS Excel
4 60 (41.38%) SharePoint
5 57 (39.31%) Project Management
6 40 (27.59%) Change Management
7 39 (26.90%) Security Cleared
8 38 (26.21%) PRINCE2
9 32 (22.07%) SharePoint 2010
10 31 (21.38%) Project Planning
11 29 (20.00%) MS Office
12 27 (18.62%) SQL Server
13 25 (17.24%) PMI Certification
14 24 (16.55%) Programme Management
15 23 (15.86%) SAP
15 23 (15.86%) MS PowerPoint
16 21 (14.48%) Portfolio Management
16 21 (14.48%) PMI
17 20 (13.79%) Windows
17 20 (13.79%) ITIL
18 19 (13.10%) SC Cleared
19 18 (12.41%) Stakeholder Management
20 17 (11.72%) Business Intelligence
20 17 (11.72%) Degree
20 17 (11.72%) QA
21 16 (11.03%) SQL
21 16 (11.03%) Risk Assessment
22 15 (10.34%) SLA
22 15 (10.34%) PRINCE2 Certification
22 15 (10.34%) P3O

MS Project Server
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 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 60 (41.38%) SharePoint
2 32 (22.07%) SharePoint 2010
3 12 (8.28%) SharePoint Server
4 5 (3.45%) SharePoint 2013
4 5 (3.45%) IIS
5 1 (0.69%) SharePoint Foundation
5 1 (0.69%) SAS
Applications
1 130 (89.66%) MS Project
2 62 (42.76%) MS Excel
3 29 (20.00%) MS Office
4 23 (15.86%) MS PowerPoint
5 9 (6.21%) InfoPath
5 9 (6.21%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.38%) Summit
2 1 (0.69%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.69%) Changepoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.38%) Office 365
2 1 (0.69%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.76%) Intranet
2 1 (0.69%) SAN
2 1 (0.69%) DHCP
2 1 (0.69%) DNS
2 1 (0.69%) Extranet
2 1 (0.69%) 3G
2 1 (0.69%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (18.62%) SQL Server
2 8 (5.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (4.14%) SQL Server 2005
4 5 (3.45%) SQL Server 2000
5 4 (2.76%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (2.07%) OLAP
7 1 (0.69%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.69%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.69%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (2.07%) Visual Studio
General
1 14 (9.66%) Finance
2 8 (5.52%) Pharmaceutical
3 7 (4.83%) Manufacturing
4 4 (2.76%) Legal
5 3 (2.07%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.38%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.38%) Law
6 2 (1.38%) Banking
6 2 (1.38%) Retail
6 2 (1.38%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 30 (20.69%) Project Manager
2 26 (17.93%) Analyst
3 14 (9.66%) Consultant
4 11 (7.59%) Project Consultant
4 11 (7.59%) Server Specialist
5 10 (6.90%) Microsoft Specialist
5 10 (6.90%) Planning Manager
6 9 (6.21%) PMO Analyst
6 9 (6.21%) Microsoft Consultant
7 8 (5.52%) Programme Planner
7 8 (5.52%) Developer
7 8 (5.52%) Project Planner
8 5 (3.45%) SAP Manager
8 5 (3.45%) SharePoint Developer
8 5 (3.45%) Administrator
9 4 (2.76%) Report Analyst
9 4 (2.76%) Senior Analyst
9 4 (2.76%) Portfolio Manager
9 4 (2.76%) SAP Project Manager
9 4 (2.76%) MI Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (5.52%) Windows SharePoint Services
2 7 (4.83%) .NET
2 7 (4.83%) Web Services
3 2 (1.38%) CSS
4 1 (0.69%) jQuery
4 1 (0.69%) WCF
4 1 (0.69%) XSLT
4 1 (0.69%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.69%) HTML
4 1 (0.69%) DAO
Miscellaneous
1 21 (14.48%) PMI
2 6 (4.14%) Taxonomies
3 5 (3.45%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.07%) Data Integration
4 3 (2.07%) Visualisation
4 3 (2.07%) FMCG
5 1 (0.69%) iSeries
5 1 (0.69%) CMDB
5 1 (0.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (0.69%) Smartcard
5 1 (0.69%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 20 (13.79%) Windows
2 14 (9.66%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (0.69%) Solaris
3 1 (0.69%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (39.31%) Project Management
2 40 (27.59%) Change Management
3 38 (26.21%) PRINCE2
4 31 (21.38%) Project Planning
5 24 (16.55%) Programme Management
6 21 (14.48%) Portfolio Management
7 20 (13.79%) ITIL
8 18 (12.41%) Stakeholder Management
9 17 (11.72%) Business Intelligence
10 16 (11.03%) Risk Assessment
11 14 (9.66%) CMMI
12 9 (6.21%) Waterfall
12 9 (6.21%) Workflow
13 8 (5.52%) Validation
13 8 (5.52%) Business Analysis
13 8 (5.52%) Continuous Improvement
13 8 (5.52%) Performance Management
14 7 (4.83%) Earned Value Management
14 7 (4.83%) Stakeholder Engagement
14 7 (4.83%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (11.03%) SQL
2 10 (6.90%) C#
3 8 (5.52%) VBA
4 5 (3.45%) T-SQL
5 3 (2.07%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.69%) C
6 1 (0.69%) VB
6 1 (0.69%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 39 (26.90%) Security Cleared
2 25 (17.24%) PMI Certification
3 19 (13.10%) SC Cleared
4 17 (11.72%) Degree
5 15 (10.34%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 13 (8.97%) DV Cleared
7 6 (4.14%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (3.45%) PMP
9 3 (2.07%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 2 (1.38%) MCP
10 2 (1.38%) ISEB
10 2 (1.38%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (11.72%) QA
2 15 (10.34%) SLA
2 15 (10.34%) P3O
3 2 (1.38%) ISO 14001
3 2 (1.38%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 4 (2.76%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.69%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (4.14%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.69%) SCCM
2 1 (0.69%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 78 (53.79%) Microsoft
2 23 (15.86%) SAP
3 9 (6.21%) HP
4 6 (4.14%) Primavera
5 4 (2.76%) Planview
5 4 (2.76%) Tableau
6 1 (0.69%) Riverbed
6 1 (0.69%) Capita
6 1 (0.69%) Citrix
6 1 (0.69%) Oracle
6 1 (0.69%) VMware
6 1 (0.69%) Cadence