The table below looks at the statistics for MS Project 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 over the 3 months to 17 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Project
Rank 107 119 98
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -21
Contract jobs citing MS Project 1082 937 1145
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.91% 1.78% 1.96%
As % of the Applications category 14.67% 14.16% 15.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 682 559 749
Average daily rate
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£395 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.33% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £240 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £333
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 16 27
Average hourly rate £16.55 £22.25 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.61% -19.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.48 £13.00 £21.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £74.75 £38.65 £76.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £25.78 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-35.99% -6.26%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Applications category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Applications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
7377 6619 7595
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.02% 12.55% 12.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 4098 3606 3960
Average daily rate £338 £333 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.50% +0.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £153 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.17% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 723 648 787
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £26.00 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
- -3.22%

MS Project
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MS Project within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Applications category.

MS Project Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

MS Project
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MS Project within the UK.

MS Project Daily Rate Trend in the UK

MS Project
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Project within the UK over the 3 months to 17 September 2014.

MS Project Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

MS Project
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MS Project within the UK.

MS Project Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

MS Project
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Project within the UK over the 3 months to 17 September 2014.

MS Project Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

MS Project
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 within the UK over the 3 months to 17 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 +19 975 £400 +6.66% 146
London +9 402 £425 +3.03% 44
South East +40 259 £375 +7.14% 37
City of London +29 96 £388 -14.83% 16
South West -12 81 £375 +5.63% 17
Berkshire +41 76 £375 -6.25% 5
Scotland -6 71 £325 +4.00% 5
West Midlands +8 62 £350 +6.87% 9
Hampshire +13 56 £350 - 10
North West +8 56 £410 +9.33% 15
East of England -10 48 £430 +50.34% 7
Buckinghamshire +6 43 £313 +20.19% 3
Surrey +18 39 £400 -5.88% 12
Milton Keynes +19 36 £325 +25.00% 2
Yorkshire +2 29 £330 -12.00% 10
East Midlands +14 27 £325 +8.33% 2
West Yorkshire +1 26 £340 -9.33% 10
Wiltshire -10 26 £388 +10.55% 4
Reading +14 25 £400 -5.88%
Warwickshire +5 24 £375 +2.38%
Bedfordshire - 24 £450 -
Bristol -20 23 £350 -4.10% 10
Manchester -11 21 £410 +23.30% 7
Glasgow -11 21 £325 +3.17%
Cheshire +6 16 £438 +45.83% 5
Lancashire - 16 £375 -
Bracknell +11 15 £475 +5.55% 2
Slough +9 15 £180 -34.54% 1
Oxfordshire +8 15 £525 - 5
Devon -11 15 £375 +5.26%

MS Project
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing MS Project 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.

1 1068 (48.70%) Project Management
2 971 (44.28%) MS Excel
3 869 (39.63%) Microsoft
4 839 (38.26%) PRINCE2
5 743 (33.88%) Finance
6 556 (25.35%) MS Office
7 479 (21.84%) MS Visio
8 457 (20.84%) MS PowerPoint
9 363 (16.55%) Project Planning
10 355 (16.19%) Security Cleared
11 331 (15.09%) Stakeholder Management
12 316 (14.41%) Agile Software Development
13 297 (13.54%) SharePoint
14 268 (12.22%) SC Cleared
15 265 (12.08%) Change Management
16 241 (10.99%) Banking
17 206 (9.39%) PMI Certification
18 200 (9.12%) Analytical Skills
19 189 (8.62%) Programme Management
20 186 (8.48%) ITIL
21 166 (7.57%) Windows
22 160 (7.30%) Degree
23 156 (7.11%) Oracle
24 144 (6.57%) Business Analysis
24 144 (6.57%) Change Control
25 141 (6.43%) SAP
26 140 (6.38%) Risk Management
27 135 (6.16%) Migration
28 131 (5.97%) PRINCE2 Certification
28 131 (5.97%) PMP

MS Project
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing MS Project 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. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 297 (13.54%) SharePoint
2 123 (5.61%) MS Project Server
3 37 (1.69%) SharePoint 2010
4 29 (1.32%) MS Exchange
5 23 (1.05%) IIS
6 19 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2003
7 18 (0.82%) WebSphere
8 16 (0.73%) SAS
8 16 (0.73%) SharePoint Server
9 15 (0.68%) CMS
9 15 (0.68%) Tomcat
10 14 (0.64%) WebLogic
10 14 (0.64%) Documentum
11 11 (0.50%) SharePoint 2013
11 11 (0.50%) Apache
12 10 (0.46%) Confluence
13 9 (0.41%) WebSphere Application Server
13 9 (0.41%) BizTalk Server
14 8 (0.36%) IBM HTTP Server
14 8 (0.36%) Lync
Applications
1 971 (44.28%) MS Excel
2 556 (25.35%) MS Office
3 479 (21.84%) MS Visio
4 457 (20.84%) MS PowerPoint
5 43 (1.96%) Spreadsheet
6 14 (0.64%) Photoshop
7 11 (0.50%) InfoPath
8 7 (0.32%) Acrobat
9 6 (0.27%) Fireworks
9 6 (0.27%) Adobe After Effects
9 6 (0.27%) Adobe Illustrator
9 6 (0.27%) InDesign
9 6 (0.27%) OmniGraffle
10 4 (0.18%) AutoCAD
10 4 (0.18%) Open Workbench
11 1 (0.046%) Adobe Captivate
11 1 (0.046%) Niku Workbench
11 1 (0.046%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 15 (0.68%) CA Clarity
2 14 (0.64%) Dynamics CRM
3 13 (0.59%) Agresso
4 12 (0.55%) Dynamics AX
5 10 (0.46%) SAP FI
6 9 (0.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 7 (0.32%) Remedy ITSM
8 6 (0.27%) Oracle Financials
8 6 (0.27%) Oracle EBS R12
9 5 (0.23%) SAP SRM
9 5 (0.23%) Oracle ERP
9 5 (0.23%) SAP HR
10 4 (0.18%) TrackWise
10 4 (0.18%) Summit
11 3 (0.14%) IntelliMatch
11 3 (0.14%) SAP BPC
11 3 (0.14%) Oracle Retail
11 3 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
11 3 (0.14%) Oracle HRMS
11 3 (0.14%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 9 (0.41%) SaaS
2 5 (0.23%) Office 365
3 3 (0.14%) Force.com
4 1 (0.046%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.046%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 37 (1.69%) LAN
2 35 (1.60%) WAN
3 26 (1.19%) SAN
4 25 (1.14%) Intranet
4 25 (1.14%) Firewall
5 22 (1.00%) DNS
5 22 (1.00%) DHCP
6 16 (0.73%) SSL
7 12 (0.55%) Internet
8 11 (0.50%) TCP/IP
8 11 (0.50%) Extranet
9 10 (0.46%) ATM
10 8 (0.36%) SDH
10 8 (0.36%) HTTP
10 8 (0.36%) Wi-Fi
11 6 (0.27%) VoIP
11 6 (0.27%) Unified Communications
11 6 (0.27%) VLAN
11 6 (0.27%) Structured Cabling
12 5 (0.23%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (2.78%) SQL Server
2 22 (1.00%) MS Access
3 16 (0.73%) Oracle Reports
4 15 (0.68%) QlikView
5 14 (0.64%) Oracle Database
6 10 (0.46%) Data Warehouse
7 9 (0.41%) Oracle Discoverer
8 7 (0.32%) SAP BW
9 6 (0.27%) BusinessObjects
9 6 (0.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 6 (0.27%) SQL Server 2005
9 6 (0.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 6 (0.27%) Relational Database
10 5 (0.23%) Big Data
10 5 (0.23%) SAP Data Services
11 4 (0.18%) SQL Server 2000
11 4 (0.18%) SQL Server 2008
12 3 (0.14%) Spotfire
12 3 (0.14%) SAP HANA
12 3 (0.14%) Oracle OWB
Development Applications
1 46 (2.10%) JIRA
2 13 (0.59%) Visual Studio
3 12 (0.55%) TestDirector
4 8 (0.36%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (0.27%) Axure RP
6 4 (0.18%) ClearQuest
6 4 (0.18%) Subversion
6 4 (0.18%) StarTeam
7 3 (0.14%) Wise Package Studio
7 3 (0.14%) Rational Rose
7 3 (0.14%) AdminStudio
8 2 (0.091%) RequisitePro
8 2 (0.091%) MSI
8 2 (0.091%) Toad
8 2 (0.091%) Oracle Forms
8 2 (0.091%) LSMW
9 1 (0.046%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 1 (0.046%) Maven
9 1 (0.046%) Selenium
9 1 (0.046%) Oracle APEX
General
1 743 (33.88%) Finance
2 241 (10.99%) Banking
3 117 (5.34%) Retail
4 108 (4.92%) Telecoms
5 54 (2.46%) Investment Banking
6 50 (2.28%) Marketing
7 43 (1.96%) Pharmaceutical
8 42 (1.92%) Retail Banking
9 41 (1.87%) Legal
10 38 (1.73%) Manufacturing
11 32 (1.46%) Advertising
11 32 (1.46%) Publishing
12 29 (1.32%) Back Office
13 27 (1.23%) Financial Institution
14 25 (1.14%) Billing
15 23 (1.05%) Front Office
16 17 (0.78%) Law
17 15 (0.68%) Automotive
18 10 (0.46%) Local Government
19 9 (0.41%) German Language
Job Titles
1 718 (32.74%) Project Manager
2 406 (18.51%) Analyst
3 152 (6.93%) Business Analyst
4 146 (6.66%) Project Planner
5 135 (6.16%) PMO Analyst
6 129 (5.88%) Coordinator
7 104 (4.74%) Project Coordinator
8 68 (3.10%) Programme Manager
9 63 (2.87%) Project Officer
10 57 (2.60%) Consultant
10 57 (2.60%) Project Support Officer
11 55 (2.51%) Administrator
12 54 (2.46%) Programme Planner
13 53 (2.42%) Project Analyst
14 52 (2.37%) Senior Manager
15 50 (2.28%) Programme Analyst
16 46 (2.10%) PMO Manager
17 41 (1.87%) Junior
18 40 (1.82%) Support Analyst
18 40 (1.82%) Senior Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (2.96%) .NET
2 28 (1.28%) Web Services
3 26 (1.19%) XML
4 17 (0.78%) Middleware
5 15 (0.68%) J2EE
6 9 (0.41%) Oracle Fusion
6 9 (0.41%) JMS
7 8 (0.36%) Flash
7 8 (0.36%) HTML
7 8 (0.36%) STL
8 7 (0.32%) Visualforce
8 7 (0.32%) CSS
9 6 (0.27%) JSP
9 6 (0.27%) Windows SharePoint Services
10 5 (0.23%) Spring
10 5 (0.23%) Boost C++ Libraries
10 5 (0.23%) Struts
11 4 (0.18%) Swing
11 4 (0.18%) Application Packaging
11 4 (0.18%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 200 (9.12%) Analytical Skills
2 109 (4.97%) PMI
3 93 (4.24%) Management Information System
4 23 (1.05%) NHS
5 20 (0.91%) User Experience
6 16 (0.73%) Replication
6 16 (0.73%) FMCG
6 16 (0.73%) Derivative
7 13 (0.59%) Computer Science
7 13 (0.59%) Mobile App
7 13 (0.59%) Fixed Income
8 12 (0.55%) Enterprise Software
8 12 (0.55%) Enterprise Storage
9 10 (0.46%) Smart Meter
10 9 (0.41%) AS400
11 8 (0.36%) EPoS
11 8 (0.36%) CMDB
11 8 (0.36%) Taxonomies
12 6 (0.27%) Mainframe
12 6 (0.27%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 166 (7.57%) Windows
2 46 (2.10%) Windows Server 2003
3 45 (2.05%) Windows 7
4 43 (1.96%) Windows Server 2008
5 33 (1.50%) UNIX
6 30 (1.37%) Linux
7 20 (0.91%) Windows XP
8 17 (0.78%) Windows Vista
8 17 (0.78%) Windows Server 2012
9 14 (0.64%) Windows 2000
10 12 (0.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 6 (0.27%) Apple iOS
12 4 (0.18%) pSOS
12 4 (0.18%) Android
13 2 (0.091%) VMS
14 1 (0.046%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.046%) AIX
14 1 (0.046%) Solaris
14 1 (0.046%) OS/400
14 1 (0.046%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 1068 (48.70%) Project Management
2 839 (38.26%) PRINCE2
3 363 (16.55%) Project Planning
4 331 (15.09%) Stakeholder Management
5 316 (14.41%) Agile Software Development
6 265 (12.08%) Change Management
7 189 (8.62%) Programme Management
8 186 (8.48%) ITIL
9 144 (6.57%) Business Analysis
9 144 (6.57%) Change Control
10 140 (6.38%) Risk Management
11 135 (6.16%) Migration
12 89 (4.06%) ERP
13 88 (4.01%) Service Delivery
14 83 (3.78%) Waterfall
15 73 (3.33%) PRINCE
16 69 (3.15%) Service Management
17 66 (3.01%) Dependency Management
18 64 (2.92%) CRM
19 61 (2.78%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 107 (4.88%) SQL
2 42 (1.92%) Java
3 33 (1.50%) C#
4 30 (1.37%) VBA
5 18 (0.82%) C
6 11 (0.50%) VB
7 10 (0.46%) Shell Script
7 10 (0.46%) Python
7 10 (0.46%) C++
8 9 (0.41%) Jython
9 8 (0.36%) Apex Code
10 7 (0.32%) Korn
10 7 (0.32%) C-shell
10 7 (0.32%) Bash Shell
11 6 (0.27%) JavaScript
12 5 (0.23%) T-SQL
13 4 (0.18%) PL/SQL
13 4 (0.18%) Scala
14 3 (0.14%) PowerShell
14 3 (0.14%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 355 (16.19%) Security Cleared
2 268 (12.22%) SC Cleared
3 206 (9.39%) PMI Certification
4 160 (7.30%) Degree
5 131 (5.97%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 131 (5.97%) PMP
6 125 (5.70%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 68 (3.10%) DV Cleared
8 60 (2.74%) ISEB
9 16 (0.73%) APMP
9 16 (0.73%) ISTQB
10 12 (0.55%) HNC
11 11 (0.50%) HND
11 11 (0.50%) CISSP
11 11 (0.50%) Microsoft Certification
12 10 (0.46%) Cisco Certification
13 9 (0.41%) MAPM
14 8 (0.36%) SAP Certification
14 8 (0.36%) CCA
15 6 (0.27%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 116 (5.29%) QA
2 31 (1.41%) SLA
3 28 (1.28%) P3O
4 22 (1.00%) ISO 9001
5 12 (0.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 12 (0.55%) Data Quality
6 10 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 5 (0.23%) JSP 440
7 5 (0.23%) GxP
8 2 (0.091%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 2 (0.091%) Solvency II
9 1 (0.046%) FINREP
9 1 (0.046%) COBIT
9 1 (0.046%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.046%) ISO 14001
9 1 (0.046%) Basel II
System Software
1 43 (1.96%) Active Directory
2 37 (1.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (0.32%) VMware ESXi
4 5 (0.23%) Hyper-V
4 5 (0.23%) XenApp
5 3 (0.14%) VMware ESX
6 2 (0.091%) vCloud
6 2 (0.091%) vSphere
6 2 (0.091%) XenServer
6 2 (0.091%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.046%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.046%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.046%) RACF
Systems Management
1 35 (1.60%) HP Quality Center
2 23 (1.05%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 19 (0.87%) SCCM
4 14 (0.64%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 4 (0.18%) Puppet
6 3 (0.14%) SCOM
6 3 (0.14%) OVSD
7 2 (0.091%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (0.091%) SCVMM
7 2 (0.091%) WMI
7 2 (0.091%) SCDPM
8 1 (0.046%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 1 (0.046%) Netcool
Vendors
1 869 (39.63%) Microsoft
2 156 (7.11%) Oracle
3 141 (6.43%) SAP
4 74 (3.37%) HP
5 46 (2.10%) VMware
6 39 (1.78%) Primavera
7 35 (1.60%) Cisco
8 29 (1.32%) IBM
9 23 (1.05%) Business Objects
10 22 (1.00%) Planview
11 21 (0.96%) Salesforce.com
12 19 (0.87%) CheckPoint
13 17 (0.78%) Casewise
14 16 (0.73%) Citrix
15 15 (0.68%) Adobe
16 14 (0.64%) Remedy
17 13 (0.59%) EMC
18 12 (0.55%) Red Hat
18 12 (0.55%) Altiris
19 11 (0.50%) JBoss
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