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 30 January 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 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Project
Rank 128 102 114
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +12
Contract jobs citing MS Project 858 910 819
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.68% 1.89% 1.83%
As % of the Applications category 14.02% 14.29% 14.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 569 537 545
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.58% +0.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £526
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £335
% change year-on-year
- +11.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 22 27
Average hourly rate £20.35 £27.70 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.55% -16.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.20 £13.60 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.04 £118.00 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.35 £21.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year
-3.11% -37.31%

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
6119 6367 5664
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 11.99% 13.22% 12.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 3519 3394 2918
Average daily rate £330 £325 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.53% -3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £135 £153
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 577 615 697
Average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +3.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.36 £10.50 £9.53
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £35.00 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -

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 30 January 2015.

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 30 January 2015.

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 30 January 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 -20 786 £388 - 171
London -10 328 £400 - 63
South East -26 197 £360 -10.00% 31
Hampshire -20 72 £375 +5.33% 8
City of London +15 71 £410 -11.59% 19
South West +6 65 £400 +7.96% 27
North West +20 61 £350 +1.81% 14
Scotland -12 43 £400 +11.72% 7
Buckinghamshire -4 41 £238 -24.96% 3
Berkshire -9 40 £350 -14.63% 11
West Midlands -13 35 £366 +9.25% 5
East of England -6 34 £305 -26.06% 12
Yorkshire -14 31 £375 - 12
Manchester +17 30 £338 -10.00% 9
Edinburgh +13 29 £400 -1.84% 3
Milton Keynes -15 28 £250 -21.01% 2
Surrey -18 22 £428 -0.58% 6
Wales -24 22 £400 +6.66% 3
Reading +9 20 £440 +6.02% 4
West Yorkshire -22 20 £396 +5.60% 10
Bristol +6 19 £320 - 14
Wiltshire -9 19 £450 +8.43% 7
East Midlands +11 16 £315 -3.07% 5
Cheshire +8 16 £413 +26.92% 5
North East -1 15 £426 +70.50% 1
Essex +12 14 £250 -41.17% 3
Southampton -6 13 £318 -18.06%
Newcastle upon Tyne +1 11 £426 +6.56%
Tyne and Wear -3 11 £426 +70.50%
West Sussex -13 11 £330 -22.35% 1

MS Project
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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.

1 918 (48.49%) Project Management
2 894 (47.23%) MS Excel
3 734 (38.77%) Microsoft
4 722 (38.14%) PRINCE2
5 627 (33.12%) Finance
6 492 (25.99%) MS Office
7 410 (21.66%) MS PowerPoint
8 376 (19.86%) MS Visio
9 323 (17.06%) Stakeholder Management
10 308 (16.27%) Security Cleared
11 280 (14.79%) Agile Software Development
12 273 (14.42%) Project Planning
13 253 (13.37%) SharePoint
14 241 (12.73%) SC Cleared
15 237 (12.52%) Change Management
16 223 (11.78%) Banking
17 173 (9.14%) ITIL
18 169 (8.93%) Programme Management
19 159 (8.40%) Analytical Skills
20 150 (7.92%) PMI Certification
21 139 (7.34%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
22 137 (7.24%) Change Control
23 136 (7.18%) Degree
24 132 (6.97%) Retail
25 127 (6.71%) SQL
26 123 (6.50%) SAP
27 120 (6.34%) Risk Management
28 119 (6.29%) Windows
29 109 (5.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
30 108 (5.71%) Oracle

MS Project
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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
1 253 (13.37%) SharePoint
2 83 (4.38%) MS Project Server
3 25 (1.32%) SharePoint 2010
4 21 (1.11%) MS Exchange
5 20 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2003
6 17 (0.90%) WebSphere
7 15 (0.79%) SAS
8 14 (0.74%) Tomcat
9 13 (0.69%) IIS
10 10 (0.53%) JBoss
10 10 (0.53%) WebLogic
11 9 (0.48%) WebSphere Application Server
11 9 (0.48%) Apache
12 8 (0.42%) Documentum
12 8 (0.42%) IBM HTTP Server
12 8 (0.42%) CMS
13 7 (0.37%) SharePoint Server
13 7 (0.37%) SharePoint 2013
14 6 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2010
15 4 (0.21%) Lync
Applications
1 894 (47.23%) MS Excel
2 492 (25.99%) MS Office
3 410 (21.66%) MS PowerPoint
4 376 (19.86%) MS Visio
5 30 (1.58%) Spreadsheet
6 12 (0.63%) InfoPath
7 7 (0.37%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.16%) AutoCAD
9 2 (0.11%) Niku Workbench
9 2 (0.11%) Acrobat
10 1 (0.053%) SPSS
10 1 (0.053%) Open Workbench
10 1 (0.053%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 18 (0.95%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (0.69%) CA Clarity
3 9 (0.48%) SAP FI
4 5 (0.26%) Cognos TM1
4 5 (0.26%) SAP GRC
5 4 (0.21%) WebTrends
6 3 (0.16%) Oracle HRMS
6 3 (0.16%) Oracle Applications
6 3 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
6 3 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 2 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (0.11%) Siebel Analytics
7 2 (0.11%) SAP ERP
7 2 (0.11%) SAP IS-U
7 2 (0.11%) SAP PP
7 2 (0.11%) Tridion
7 2 (0.11%) Agresso
7 2 (0.11%) Oracle ERP
8 1 (0.053%) SAP Payroll
8 1 (0.053%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 13 (0.69%) SaaS
2 1 (0.053%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.053%) PaaS
2 1 (0.053%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.053%) IaaS
2 1 (0.053%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 26 (1.37%) Firewall
2 24 (1.27%) DNS
3 23 (1.22%) WAN
3 23 (1.22%) DHCP
3 23 (1.22%) LAN
4 20 (1.06%) Intranet
5 14 (0.74%) SAN
6 12 (0.63%) Internet
7 11 (0.58%) ATM
7 11 (0.58%) SSL
8 8 (0.42%) TCP/IP
8 8 (0.42%) SDH
9 7 (0.37%) VPN
9 7 (0.37%) HTTP
10 6 (0.32%) Unified Communications
10 6 (0.32%) Cisco ASA
10 6 (0.32%) Extranet
10 6 (0.32%) Wi-Fi
11 5 (0.26%) VLAN
12 4 (0.21%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (3.43%) SQL Server
2 20 (1.06%) SQL Server 2008
3 19 (1.00%) Data Warehouse
3 19 (1.00%) MS Access
4 17 (0.90%) Oracle Database
5 16 (0.85%) SQL Server 2005
6 10 (0.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 9 (0.48%) SQL Server 2012
8 8 (0.42%) Oracle Reports
8 8 (0.42%) Crystal Reports
9 7 (0.37%) SAP BW
9 7 (0.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 7 (0.37%) Relational Database
10 5 (0.26%) SQL Server 2000
10 5 (0.26%) SAS Enterprise Guide
11 4 (0.21%) SAP Data Services
11 4 (0.21%) Oracle Database 10g
11 4 (0.21%) MySQL
11 4 (0.21%) Oracle OWB
12 3 (0.16%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 26 (1.37%) JIRA
2 21 (1.11%) Visual Studio
3 10 (0.53%) TestDirector
4 7 (0.37%) ClearQuest
5 6 (0.32%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (0.32%) Oracle APEX
5 6 (0.32%) QuickTest Pro
6 5 (0.26%) RequisitePro
7 4 (0.21%) SoapUI
7 4 (0.21%) Rational Functional Tester
7 4 (0.21%) Git (software)
7 4 (0.21%) JUnit
7 4 (0.21%) Rational Robot
8 3 (0.16%) LSMW
8 3 (0.16%) LoadRunner
8 3 (0.16%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 3 (0.16%) Oracle Forms
8 3 (0.16%) ClearCase
8 3 (0.16%) Visual Studio Team System
9 2 (0.11%) Mercurial
General
1 627 (33.12%) Finance
2 223 (11.78%) Banking
3 132 (6.97%) Retail
4 108 (5.71%) Telecoms
5 50 (2.64%) Legal
6 47 (2.48%) Retail Banking
7 42 (2.22%) Investment Banking
8 39 (2.06%) Marketing
9 27 (1.43%) Law
10 22 (1.16%) Manufacturing
11 19 (1.00%) Publishing
11 19 (1.00%) Local Government
12 18 (0.95%) French Language
12 18 (0.95%) Automotive
13 16 (0.85%) Pharmaceutical
14 15 (0.79%) Front Office
14 15 (0.79%) Back Office
14 15 (0.79%) Financial Institution
15 14 (0.74%) Advertising
16 13 (0.69%) Billing
Job Titles
1 642 (33.91%) Project Manager
2 313 (16.53%) Analyst
3 123 (6.50%) Coordinator
4 117 (6.18%) PMO Analyst
5 116 (6.13%) Project Planner
6 115 (6.08%) Business Analyst
7 98 (5.18%) Project Coordinator
8 68 (3.59%) Programme Planner
9 54 (2.85%) Consultant
10 50 (2.64%) Programme Manager
11 47 (2.48%) Project Officer
12 45 (2.38%) Developer
13 44 (2.32%) Junior
14 43 (2.27%) Infrastructure Manager
14 43 (2.27%) PMO Manager
15 42 (2.22%) Infrastructure Project Manager
16 37 (1.95%) Project Support Officer
17 36 (1.90%) Project Analyst
18 35 (1.85%) Senior Manager
18 35 (1.85%) Junior Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (2.64%) .NET
2 36 (1.90%) XML
3 21 (1.11%) Web Services
4 16 (0.85%) STL
5 13 (0.69%) HTML
6 12 (0.63%) Boost C++ Libraries
7 10 (0.53%) CSS
8 9 (0.48%) ASP.NET
8 9 (0.48%) JMS
9 8 (0.42%) SOAP
9 8 (0.42%) Middleware
10 6 (0.32%) ASP.NET MVC 3
10 6 (0.32%) ASP.NET MVC
11 4 (0.21%) Java EE
11 4 (0.21%) Flash
11 4 (0.21%) J2EE
11 4 (0.21%) Spring
11 4 (0.21%) Hibernate
12 3 (0.16%) COM
12 3 (0.16%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 159 (8.40%) Analytical Skills
2 69 (3.65%) Management Information System
3 65 (3.43%) PMI
4 27 (1.43%) NHS
5 25 (1.32%) User Experience
6 20 (1.06%) Fixed Income
7 19 (1.00%) Derivative
8 16 (0.85%) Replication
9 15 (0.79%) Computer Science
10 13 (0.69%) FMCG
11 12 (0.63%) Interest Rate Derivative
11 12 (0.63%) Enterprise Storage
11 12 (0.63%) Grid Computing
12 9 (0.48%) Mobile App
13 8 (0.42%) Credit Risk
14 7 (0.37%) Clustering
14 7 (0.37%) Equities
14 7 (0.37%) Statistics
14 7 (0.37%) Open Source
15 6 (0.32%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 119 (6.29%) Windows
2 36 (1.90%) Windows Server 2008
2 36 (1.90%) Windows 7
3 32 (1.69%) Windows Server 2003
4 23 (1.22%) UNIX
5 20 (1.06%) Linux
6 12 (0.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 11 (0.58%) Windows XP
7 11 (0.58%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (0.37%) Windows 2000
9 6 (0.32%) Windows Vista
10 4 (0.21%) Apple iOS
10 4 (0.21%) Android
11 2 (0.11%) Windows 8
11 2 (0.11%) OS/400
11 2 (0.11%) AIX
11 2 (0.11%) Solaris
12 1 (0.053%) pSOS
12 1 (0.053%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.053%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 918 (48.49%) Project Management
2 722 (38.14%) PRINCE2
3 323 (17.06%) Stakeholder Management
4 280 (14.79%) Agile Software Development
5 273 (14.42%) Project Planning
6 237 (12.52%) Change Management
7 173 (9.14%) ITIL
8 169 (8.93%) Programme Management
9 137 (7.24%) Change Control
10 120 (6.34%) Risk Management
11 103 (5.44%) Migration
12 99 (5.23%) Business Analysis
13 90 (4.75%) Waterfall
14 83 (4.38%) Service Delivery
15 65 (3.43%) PRINCE
16 64 (3.38%) Business Transformation
17 63 (3.33%) Scrum
18 55 (2.91%) ERP
18 55 (2.91%) Dependency Management
19 53 (2.80%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 127 (6.71%) SQL
2 45 (2.38%) C#
3 34 (1.80%) Java
4 25 (1.32%) VBA
5 19 (1.00%) C
6 18 (0.95%) Python
7 17 (0.90%) C++
8 14 (0.74%) Shell Script
9 13 (0.69%) PL/SQL
10 12 (0.63%) JavaScript
10 12 (0.63%) VB
11 9 (0.48%) Jython
12 8 (0.42%) VB.NET
12 8 (0.42%) VBScript
13 7 (0.37%) Korn
13 7 (0.37%) C-shell
13 7 (0.37%) Bash Shell
14 4 (0.21%) Scala
15 3 (0.16%) PHP
15 3 (0.16%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 308 (16.27%) Security Cleared
2 241 (12.73%) SC Cleared
3 150 (7.92%) PMI Certification
4 139 (7.34%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 136 (7.18%) Degree
6 109 (5.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 99 (5.23%) PMP
8 50 (2.64%) APMP
9 39 (2.06%) ISEB
10 37 (1.95%) DV Cleared
11 16 (0.85%) Microsoft Certification
12 12 (0.63%) ISEB Practitioner
13 11 (0.58%) HND
14 10 (0.53%) HNC
15 8 (0.42%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 7 (0.37%) BC Cleared
17 6 (0.32%) ISTQB
17 6 (0.32%) ITIL Certification
17 6 (0.32%) CISSP
17 6 (0.32%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 81 (4.28%) QA
2 32 (1.69%) P3O
3 16 (0.85%) SLA
4 13 (0.69%) Data Quality
5 11 (0.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 7 (0.37%) Solvency II
7 6 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 6 (0.32%) ISO 9001
8 5 (0.26%) EMIR
9 4 (0.21%) Dodd-Frank
10 3 (0.16%) GxP
11 2 (0.11%) COREP
11 2 (0.11%) COBIT
11 2 (0.11%) Basel II
12 1 (0.053%) ISO 14001
12 1 (0.053%) 21 CFR Part 11
12 1 (0.053%) COSO
12 1 (0.053%) PCI DSS
12 1 (0.053%) Basel III
12 1 (0.053%) AIFMD
System Software
1 36 (1.90%) Active Directory
1 36 (1.90%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (0.32%) Hyper-V
3 5 (0.26%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 4 (0.21%) vCloud
4 4 (0.21%) vSphere
5 3 (0.16%) MetaFrame
5 3 (0.16%) XenApp
5 3 (0.16%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.11%) EMC RecoverPoint
7 1 (0.053%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.053%) RACF
Systems Management
1 26 (1.37%) HP Quality Center
2 16 (0.85%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 13 (0.69%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 9 (0.48%) SCCM
5 8 (0.42%) OVSD
6 5 (0.26%) Norton AntiVirus
6 5 (0.26%) SCOM
6 5 (0.26%) SCVMM
6 5 (0.26%) SCDPM
7 4 (0.21%) Puppet
8 2 (0.11%) WMI
9 1 (0.053%) WSUS
Vendors
1 734 (38.77%) Microsoft
2 123 (6.50%) SAP
3 108 (5.71%) Oracle
4 62 (3.28%) HP
5 43 (2.27%) VMware
6 35 (1.85%) Cisco
7 29 (1.53%) IBM
8 26 (1.37%) Primavera
9 22 (1.16%) Citrix
10 13 (0.69%) CheckPoint
10 13 (0.69%) Business Objects
11 12 (0.63%) Planview
11 12 (0.63%) Red Hat
12 11 (0.58%) Altiris
12 11 (0.58%) Salesforce.com
12 11 (0.58%) Adobe
13 9 (0.48%) Lotus
13 9 (0.48%) Google
14 8 (0.42%) EMC
14 8 (0.42%) CA
Cheshire
FT Select
Rate: From £365 to £425 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
South West London
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £500 - £540 Per Day limited company basis
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Rate: £500 - 540 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £400 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
Sanderson
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Corsham, Wiltshire
Corporate Project Solutions
Rate: From £400 to £500 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Uxbridge, Middlesex
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
East London
Jonathan Garth
Rate: good rate
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Premier Media
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Vertical IT
Rate: £15 - £20 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £390.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: market rates
Posted: 4 days ago
Erskine, Renfrewshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £398.44 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £185 - £260 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
JM
Posted: 4 days ago
Havant, Hampshire
Advanced Resource Managers
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 - £480 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Surrey
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £140 per day
Posted: 5 days ago