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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Project Server
Rank 589 539 523
Rank change year-on-year
-50 -16
Contract jobs citing MS Project Server 39 76 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.068% 0.14% 0.10%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.37% 0.77% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 48 24
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£315 £410 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.17% +9.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £258 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £280 £400 £270
% change year-on-year
-30.00% +48.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £20.00

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
10424 9868 8748
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.27% 18.05% 17.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 6666 5835 4967
Average daily rate £380 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 308 395 439
Average hourly rate £21.00 £17.87 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.54% -14.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £12.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.52 £35.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £16.60 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+29.51% -14.87%

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 -68 30 £350 -14.63% 12
London -23 15 £400 -5.88% 4
Scotland +7 8 £270 -30.32%
South East -18 8 £280 -21.10%
Erskine +16 6 £245 -36.77%
Renfrewshire +9 6 £245 -36.77%
Hampshire -1 5 £305 -16.41%
Hook +2 3 £280 -22.18%
Buckinghamshire -1 3 £210 -16.00%
South West -7 3 - - 3
Canary Wharf -9 3 £400 -20.00%
Milton Keynes - 3 £210 -
East of England +3 2 £280 -30.00% 3
City of London -7 2 £435 +2.35%
Docklands, London - 2 - -
Cambridge - 2 £280 - 2
Bristol - 2 - - 2
Cambridgeshire - 2 £280 - 2
Manchester -16 1 - - 2
North West -25 1 - - 2
Leeds - 1 £475 -
West Yorkshire - 1 £475 -
Yorkshire - 1 £475 -
Dorset - 1 - -
Southampton - 1 £350 -
Winchester - 1 £330 -
Wimbledon - 1 £300 -

MS Project Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 72 (87.80%) MS Project
2 47 (57.32%) MS Excel
3 44 (53.66%) Microsoft
4 35 (42.68%) Finance
5 32 (39.02%) Project Management
6 26 (31.71%) PRINCE2
7 25 (30.49%) Change Management
8 24 (29.27%) MS Office
9 20 (24.39%) SharePoint
10 18 (21.95%) MS PowerPoint
10 18 (21.95%) Security Cleared
11 17 (20.73%) SC Cleared
12 15 (18.29%) SQL
12 15 (18.29%) Project Planning
13 13 (15.85%) Agile Software Development
13 13 (15.85%) Programme Management
14 11 (13.41%) SAP
14 11 (13.41%) Management Information System
14 11 (13.41%) PMI Certification
15 10 (12.20%) C#
15 10 (12.20%) SQL Server
15 10 (12.20%) Coaching
16 9 (10.98%) VBA
17 8 (9.76%) Risk Assessment
17 8 (9.76%) Business Analysis
17 8 (9.76%) Degree
17 8 (9.76%) SDLC
17 8 (9.76%) SharePoint 2010
18 7 (8.54%) Stakeholder Engagement
18 7 (8.54%) Configuration Management

MS Project Server
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 20 (24.39%) SharePoint
2 8 (9.76%) SharePoint 2010
3 6 (7.32%) SharePoint Server
4 2 (2.44%) Lync
4 2 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (2.44%) MS Exchange
5 1 (1.22%) LiveLink
Applications
1 72 (87.80%) MS Project
2 47 (57.32%) MS Excel
3 24 (29.27%) MS Office
4 18 (21.95%) MS PowerPoint
5 6 (7.32%) InfoPath
6 4 (4.88%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (3.66%) Changepoint
2 1 (1.22%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.66%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.44%) Intranet
1 2 (2.44%) Firewall
1 2 (2.44%) DHCP
1 2 (2.44%) DNS
2 1 (1.22%) SAN
2 1 (1.22%) Wireless
2 1 (1.22%) NFC
2 1 (1.22%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (12.20%) SQL Server
2 5 (6.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (2.44%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.22%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (7.32%) JIRA
2 5 (6.10%) Visual Studio
3 2 (2.44%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 35 (42.68%) Finance
2 5 (6.10%) Telecoms
3 3 (3.66%) Pharmaceutical
3 3 (3.66%) Financial Institution
3 3 (3.66%) Retail
4 2 (2.44%) Marketing
4 2 (2.44%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.22%) Banking
5 1 (1.22%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 16 (19.51%) Project Manager
2 15 (18.29%) Analyst
3 9 (10.98%) Planning Manager
4 8 (9.76%) Developer
5 7 (8.54%) Coordinator
6 5 (6.10%) Project Planner
6 5 (6.10%) Senior Analyst
6 5 (6.10%) PMO Analyst
6 5 (6.10%) Portfolio Analyst
7 4 (4.88%) Applications Developer
7 4 (4.88%) Applications Support
8 3 (3.66%) Consultant
8 3 (3.66%) Project Coordinator
8 3 (3.66%) PMO Manager
8 3 (3.66%) SAP Manager
9 2 (2.44%) Systems Manager
9 2 (2.44%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
9 2 (2.44%) Project Consultant
9 2 (2.44%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
9 2 (2.44%) IT Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.10%) .NET
1 5 (6.10%) ASP.NET
2 2 (2.44%) CSS
2 2 (2.44%) jQuery
2 2 (2.44%) HTML5
2 2 (2.44%) CSS3
2 2 (2.44%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (13.41%) Management Information System
2 6 (7.32%) PMI
2 6 (7.32%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.66%) Smartphone
4 2 (2.44%) Fixed Income
4 2 (2.44%) Equities
4 2 (2.44%) FMCG
5 1 (1.22%) User Experience
5 1 (1.22%) Private Cloud
5 1 (1.22%) Smartcard
5 1 (1.22%) Taxonomies
5 1 (1.22%) CMDB
5 1 (1.22%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 6 (7.32%) Windows
2 3 (3.66%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (2.44%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.22%) UNIX
4 1 (1.22%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (39.02%) Project Management
2 26 (31.71%) PRINCE2
3 25 (30.49%) Change Management
4 15 (18.29%) Project Planning
5 13 (15.85%) Programme Management
5 13 (15.85%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (12.20%) Coaching
7 8 (9.76%) SDLC
7 8 (9.76%) Risk Assessment
7 8 (9.76%) Business Analysis
8 7 (8.54%) PRINCE
8 7 (8.54%) Configuration Management
8 7 (8.54%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 6 (7.32%) ITIL
9 6 (7.32%) UML
10 5 (6.10%) Service Delivery
10 5 (6.10%) Stakeholder Management
10 5 (6.10%) Scrum
10 5 (6.10%) Continuous Improvement
11 4 (4.88%) Earned Value Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (18.29%) SQL
2 10 (12.20%) C#
3 9 (10.98%) VBA
4 3 (3.66%) C
5 2 (2.44%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 18 (21.95%) Security Cleared
2 17 (20.73%) SC Cleared
3 11 (13.41%) PMI Certification
4 8 (9.76%) Degree
5 6 (7.32%) PMP
6 2 (2.44%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 2 (2.44%) MCP
6 2 (2.44%) MCSE
6 2 (2.44%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (2.44%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (1.22%) CISA
7 1 (1.22%) DV Cleared
7 1 (1.22%) CGEIT
7 1 (1.22%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.88%) QA
2 1 (1.22%) P3O
2 1 (1.22%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (3.66%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.22%) Terminal Server
2 1 (1.22%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 1 (1.22%) XenDesktop
Vendors
1 44 (53.66%) Microsoft
2 11 (13.41%) SAP
3 3 (3.66%) Planview
3 3 (3.66%) HP
4 1 (1.22%) Citrix
4 1 (1.22%) VMware
4 1 (1.22%) Cadence
4 1 (1.22%) Oracle
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