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 16 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Project Server
Rank 534 537 553
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +16
Contract jobs citing MS Project Server 72 55 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.10% 0.095%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.70% 0.60% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 27 34
Average daily rate
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£400 £396 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.01% -1.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £335 £297
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £472 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £381
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -1.63%
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
10254 9211 10317
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 17.84% 17.44% 17.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 6149 5433 5831
Average daily rate £375 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £216 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £335 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.46% +1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 415 370 480
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.00 £39.25 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.52 £18.68
% change year-on-year
-5.48% -0.88%

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 16 September 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 16 September 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 +7 60 £410 +3.53% 16
London +23 27 £463 +8.31% 5
South East -3 16 £350 -9.67% 4
Scotland -3 10 £329 - 1
Hampshire +5 7 £370 -1.33% 3
North West -3 7 £410 +105.00% 1
South West -21 7 £380 +1.33% 3
Cheshire +14 6 £410 +105.00%
Warrington - 5 £410 -
Surrey - 4 £275 -
Manchester -12 3 £410 - 1
Glasgow -14 3 £345 -
Chester - 3 £410 -
Merseyside - 3 £410 -
Liverpool - 3 £410 -
St Helens - 2 £405 -
Wigan - 2 £405 -
City of London +19 1 £425 - 1
Berkshire +6 1 - -
Reading +4 1 - -
Cambridgeshire - 1 £310 -
West Yorkshire - 1 £450 - 1
Yorkshire - 1 £450 - 1
East of England - 1 £310 -
West Midlands - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
Essex - - - -
Norfolk - - - -
Staffordshire - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - -

MS Project Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 (88.41%) MS Project
2 80 (57.97%) Microsoft
3 70 (50.72%) MS Excel
4 57 (41.30%) SharePoint
5 54 (39.13%) Project Management
6 45 (32.61%) Security Cleared
7 33 (23.91%) SharePoint 2010
7 33 (23.91%) Change Management
8 32 (23.19%) PRINCE2
9 30 (21.74%) SQL Server
10 28 (20.29%) MS Office
10 28 (20.29%) Project Planning
11 26 (18.84%) SC Cleared
12 23 (16.67%) SAP
13 22 (15.94%) Windows
13 22 (15.94%) MS PowerPoint
14 19 (13.77%) SQL
15 18 (13.04%) Business Intelligence
15 18 (13.04%) PMI Certification
16 17 (12.32%) Stakeholder Management
17 16 (11.59%) Risk Assessment
17 16 (11.59%) Programme Management
17 16 (11.59%) PMI
17 16 (11.59%) C#
17 16 (11.59%) Degree
18 15 (10.87%) Coaching
18 15 (10.87%) Agile Software Development
18 15 (10.87%) Finance
19 14 (10.14%) ITIL
19 14 (10.14%) SLA

MS Project Server
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 57 (41.30%) SharePoint
2 33 (23.91%) SharePoint 2010
3 10 (7.25%) SharePoint Server
4 4 (2.90%) IIS
4 4 (2.90%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.72%) SharePoint Foundation
Applications
1 122 (88.41%) MS Project
2 70 (50.72%) MS Excel
3 28 (20.29%) MS Office
4 22 (15.94%) MS PowerPoint
5 11 (7.97%) InfoPath
6 7 (5.07%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.72%) Summit
1 1 (0.72%) Changepoint
1 1 (0.72%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.45%) Office 365
2 1 (0.72%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.45%) Intranet
2 1 (0.72%) Extranet
2 1 (0.72%) 3G
2 1 (0.72%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (0.72%) DHCP
2 1 (0.72%) DNS
2 1 (0.72%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (21.74%) SQL Server
2 7 (5.07%) SQL Server 2005
3 6 (4.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (2.90%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (2.90%) SQL Server 2000
5 3 (2.17%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (1.45%) OLAP
7 1 (0.72%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.72%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 9 (6.52%) Visual Studio
General
1 15 (10.87%) Finance
2 9 (6.52%) Pharmaceutical
3 7 (5.07%) Telecoms
3 7 (5.07%) Manufacturing
4 4 (2.90%) Legal
5 3 (2.17%) Retail
6 2 (1.45%) Marketing
6 2 (1.45%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.45%) Law
7 1 (0.72%) Banking
Job Titles
1 28 (20.29%) Project Manager
2 22 (15.94%) Analyst
3 14 (10.14%) Consultant
4 13 (9.42%) Developer
5 11 (7.97%) Project Consultant
6 10 (7.25%) Server Specialist
6 10 (7.25%) Planning Manager
7 9 (6.52%) Microsoft Specialist
7 9 (6.52%) Microsoft Consultant
8 8 (5.80%) PMO Analyst
8 8 (5.80%) Programme Planner
9 6 (4.35%) SharePoint Developer
10 5 (3.62%) SAP Manager
10 5 (3.62%) Tools Developer
10 5 (3.62%) Project Planner
11 4 (2.90%) Administrator
11 4 (2.90%) Report Analyst
11 4 (2.90%) Senior Analyst
11 4 (2.90%) SAP Project Manager
11 4 (2.90%) Portfolio Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (6.52%) .NET
1 9 (6.52%) Web Services
2 7 (5.07%) Windows SharePoint Services
3 3 (2.17%) XSLT
4 2 (1.45%) WCF
4 2 (1.45%) XML
5 1 (0.72%) CSS
5 1 (0.72%) jQuery
5 1 (0.72%) DAO
5 1 (0.72%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 16 (11.59%) PMI
2 6 (4.35%) Taxonomies
3 5 (3.62%) Management Information System
4 4 (2.90%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (2.17%) Visualisation
5 3 (2.17%) Data Integration
5 3 (2.17%) FMCG
6 1 (0.72%) iSeries
6 1 (0.72%) CMDB
6 1 (0.72%) Replication
6 1 (0.72%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (0.72%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 22 (15.94%) Windows
2 14 (10.14%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (1.45%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.72%) Solaris
4 1 (0.72%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (39.13%) Project Management
2 33 (23.91%) Change Management
3 32 (23.19%) PRINCE2
4 28 (20.29%) Project Planning
5 18 (13.04%) Business Intelligence
6 17 (12.32%) Stakeholder Management
7 16 (11.59%) Risk Assessment
7 16 (11.59%) Programme Management
8 15 (10.87%) Agile Software Development
8 15 (10.87%) Coaching
9 14 (10.14%) ITIL
9 14 (10.14%) Portfolio Management
10 10 (7.25%) Waterfall
11 9 (6.52%) Validation
11 9 (6.52%) Document Management
12 8 (5.80%) CMMI
12 8 (5.80%) Metadata Management
12 8 (5.80%) Business Analysis
12 8 (5.80%) Performance Management
13 7 (5.07%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 19 (13.77%) SQL
2 16 (11.59%) C#
3 12 (8.70%) VBA
4 4 (2.90%) T-SQL
5 3 (2.17%) JavaScript
6 2 (1.45%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.72%) VB
Qualifications
1 45 (32.61%) Security Cleared
2 26 (18.84%) SC Cleared
3 18 (13.04%) PMI Certification
4 16 (11.59%) Degree
5 13 (9.42%) DV Cleared
6 8 (5.80%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 3 (2.17%) PMP
8 2 (1.45%) ISEB
8 2 (1.45%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.72%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (10.14%) SLA
2 12 (8.70%) QA
3 9 (6.52%) P3O
4 1 (0.72%) ISO 14001
4 1 (0.72%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 6 (4.35%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.72%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (5.07%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.72%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (0.72%) SCCM
Vendors
1 80 (57.97%) Microsoft
2 23 (16.67%) SAP
3 11 (7.97%) HP
4 7 (5.07%) Primavera
5 4 (2.90%) Planview
5 4 (2.90%) Tableau
6 3 (2.17%) VMware
7 1 (0.72%) Cadence
7 1 (0.72%) Capita
7 1 (0.72%) Citrix
7 1 (0.72%) Oracle
7 1 (0.72%) Riverbed
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