The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Applications category.

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 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Project
Rank 100 113 82
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -31
Contract jobs citing MS Project 1081 916 1262
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.98% 1.79% 2.18%
As % of the Applications category 15.20% 14.07% 16.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 632 567 826
Average daily rate
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£400 £375 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £238 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £519 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £336
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +4.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 17 29
Average hourly rate £16.00 £26.50 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-39.62% +1.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £14.60 £18.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.25 £41.60 £40.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £32.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
-50.00% +25.49%
Applications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
7112 6510 7480
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.02% 12.73% 12.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 3937 3537 3891
Average daily rate £325 £340 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.41% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £158 £150 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £502 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £310 £301
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 728 664 781
Average hourly rate £15.83 £16.00 £16.71
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.04% -4.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 £27.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 July 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 30 July 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 30 July 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +9 957 £400 +6.66% 148
London +3 370 £425 +1.19% 60
South East +26 268 £350 - 38
City of London +20 92 £425 -5.55% 19
South West -9 79 £375 +6.99% 10
North West +35 74 £400 - 10
Scotland +3 71 £325 +8.33% 5
Berkshire +21 68 £400 -3.03% 6
Buckinghamshire +18 66 £300 +15.48% 9
Milton Keynes +26 61 £300 +13.20% 9
Hampshire -9 56 £275 -21.42% 3
West Midlands +5 49 £300 -0.82% 7
Surrey +22 45 £375 - 9
East of England -10 41 £428 +6.87% 9
Yorkshire +19 37 £350 - 9
Manchester +5 32 £400 +6.66% 4
West Yorkshire +15 31 £350 -3.44% 9
Wales -11 23 £375 - 3
Wiltshire -10 22 £407 +14.91% 2
Reading +8 21 £550 +29.41% 2
Edinburgh -12 21 £325 +10.54% 2
Cheshire +13 20 £410 +36.66% 4
Bristol -22 20 £350 +13.82% 5
Warwickshire +9 19 £460 - 2
East Midlands +9 19 £363 +81.25% 3
Leeds +1 19 £350 -7.89% 7
Bedfordshire -5 19 £488 +21.87% 2
South Wales -11 18 £390 +4.00% 3
Glasgow 0 15 £340 +16.23% 1
Gloucestershire -8 14 £388 +55.00% 1

MS Project
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 1057 (48.78%) Project Management
2 962 (44.39%) MS Excel
3 872 (40.24%) Microsoft
4 856 (39.50%) PRINCE2
5 786 (36.27%) Finance
6 579 (26.72%) MS Office
7 448 (20.67%) MS Visio
8 415 (19.15%) MS PowerPoint
9 371 (17.12%) Project Planning
10 346 (15.97%) Stakeholder Management
11 318 (14.67%) Security Cleared
12 292 (13.47%) SharePoint
13 287 (13.24%) Change Management
14 242 (11.17%) Banking
15 234 (10.80%) SC Cleared
16 216 (9.97%) PMI Certification
17 195 (9.00%) Programme Management
18 182 (8.40%) ITIL
18 182 (8.40%) Degree
19 160 (7.38%) Change Control
20 155 (7.15%) MS Project Server
21 151 (6.97%) Windows
22 147 (6.78%) PRINCE2 Certification
23 138 (6.37%) Risk Management
24 133 (6.14%) PMP
25 128 (5.91%) Oracle
25 128 (5.91%) Business Analysis
26 126 (5.81%) QA
27 125 (5.77%) Retail
28 123 (5.68%) PMI

MS Project
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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
1 292 (13.47%) SharePoint
2 155 (7.15%) MS Project Server
3 40 (1.85%) SharePoint 2010
4 22 (1.02%) SharePoint Server
5 21 (0.97%) MS Exchange
5 21 (0.97%) SharePoint 2013
6 20 (0.92%) IIS
7 15 (0.69%) SAS
8 14 (0.65%) CMS
8 14 (0.65%) Lync
9 12 (0.55%) BizTalk Server
10 11 (0.51%) WebSphere
10 11 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2003
11 9 (0.42%) Confluence
12 8 (0.37%) WebLogic
13 6 (0.28%) IBM Notes
13 6 (0.28%) Documentum
13 6 (0.28%) Tomcat
14 3 (0.14%) Exchange Server 2013
14 3 (0.14%) FileNet
Applications
1 962 (44.39%) MS Excel
2 579 (26.72%) MS Office
3 448 (20.67%) MS Visio
4 415 (19.15%) MS PowerPoint
5 38 (1.75%) Spreadsheet
6 10 (0.46%) Photoshop
7 9 (0.42%) Acrobat
8 8 (0.37%) Open Workbench
8 8 (0.37%) InfoPath
9 6 (0.28%) Adobe After Effects
9 6 (0.28%) Adobe Illustrator
9 6 (0.28%) InDesign
9 6 (0.28%) Fireworks
9 6 (0.28%) OmniGraffle
10 3 (0.14%) CATIA
11 1 (0.046%) Adobe Captivate
11 1 (0.046%) FastStats
11 1 (0.046%) SPSS
11 1 (0.046%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 16 (0.74%) Dynamics AX
2 12 (0.55%) CA Clarity
3 11 (0.51%) Agresso
4 10 (0.46%) Dynamics CRM
5 8 (0.37%) Remedy ITSM
5 8 (0.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 7 (0.32%) Oracle Financials
7 6 (0.28%) Summit
7 6 (0.28%) Oracle EBS R12
8 5 (0.23%) SAP HR
9 4 (0.18%) SAP SRM
9 4 (0.18%) TrackWise
10 3 (0.14%) IntelliMatch
10 3 (0.14%) MultiFonds
10 3 (0.14%) SAP SD
10 3 (0.14%) SAP MM
10 3 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
10 3 (0.14%) Oracle ERP
11 2 (0.092%) SAP CO
11 2 (0.092%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 5 (0.23%) Office 365
2 4 (0.18%) SaaS
3 3 (0.14%) Force.com
4 1 (0.046%) SuccessFactors
4 1 (0.046%) PaaS
4 1 (0.046%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 43 (1.98%) LAN
2 34 (1.57%) WAN
3 28 (1.29%) SAN
4 21 (0.97%) Intranet
5 15 (0.69%) Firewall
6 14 (0.65%) TCP/IP
7 13 (0.60%) DNS
7 13 (0.60%) Internet
8 12 (0.55%) DHCP
9 10 (0.46%) SDH
9 10 (0.46%) ATM
10 9 (0.42%) MPLS
10 9 (0.42%) Wi-Fi
11 8 (0.37%) Extranet
12 7 (0.32%) IP Telephony
13 6 (0.28%) DWDM
13 6 (0.28%) SSL
13 6 (0.28%) Unified Communications
13 6 (0.28%) VLAN
13 6 (0.28%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (2.81%) SQL Server
2 18 (0.83%) MS Access
3 16 (0.74%) QlikView
4 15 (0.69%) Oracle Reports
5 14 (0.65%) Data Warehouse
6 13 (0.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 11 (0.51%) SQL Server 2005
7 11 (0.51%) SQL Server 2000
8 10 (0.46%) Oracle Database
9 8 (0.37%) Oracle Discoverer
9 8 (0.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 7 (0.32%) OLAP
11 5 (0.23%) Big Data
11 5 (0.23%) Data Mining
12 4 (0.18%) BusinessObjects
12 4 (0.18%) SAP BW
12 4 (0.18%) SQL Server 2008
13 3 (0.14%) Relational Database
13 3 (0.14%) Spotfire
13 3 (0.14%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 44 (2.03%) JIRA
2 11 (0.51%) Team Foundation Server
2 11 (0.51%) TestDirector
3 7 (0.32%) Visual Studio
4 6 (0.28%) Axure RP
5 5 (0.23%) MSI
6 4 (0.18%) Subversion
6 4 (0.18%) AdminStudio
6 4 (0.18%) QuickTest Pro
6 4 (0.18%) Wise Package Studio
6 4 (0.18%) StarTeam
7 3 (0.14%) ClearQuest
8 2 (0.092%) RequisitePro
8 2 (0.092%) Oracle Forms
8 2 (0.092%) Toad
8 2 (0.092%) Rational Rose
9 1 (0.046%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 1 (0.046%) Maven
9 1 (0.046%) Oracle APEX
9 1 (0.046%) Selenium
General
1 786 (36.27%) Finance
2 242 (11.17%) Banking
3 125 (5.77%) Retail
4 98 (4.52%) Telecoms
5 57 (2.63%) Marketing
6 52 (2.40%) Retail Banking
7 45 (2.08%) Investment Banking
8 43 (1.98%) Legal
9 41 (1.89%) Manufacturing
10 39 (1.80%) Advertising
11 38 (1.75%) Pharmaceutical
12 31 (1.43%) Publishing
12 31 (1.43%) Back Office
13 29 (1.34%) Financial Institution
14 26 (1.20%) Billing
15 22 (1.02%) Law
16 19 (0.88%) Front Office
17 13 (0.60%) Spanish Language
17 13 (0.60%) Automotive
18 8 (0.37%) German Language
Job Titles
1 703 (32.44%) Project Manager
2 425 (19.61%) Analyst
3 162 (7.48%) Business Analyst
4 156 (7.20%) PMO Analyst
5 138 (6.37%) Project Planner
6 110 (5.08%) Coordinator
7 83 (3.83%) Project Coordinator
8 74 (3.41%) Project Officer
9 69 (3.18%) Programme Manager
10 63 (2.91%) Project Support Officer
11 59 (2.72%) Administrator
11 59 (2.72%) Consultant
12 54 (2.49%) Programme Planner
13 51 (2.35%) Programme Analyst
14 46 (2.12%) Project Analyst
15 42 (1.94%) Architect
16 41 (1.89%) PMO Manager
17 39 (1.80%) Junior
17 39 (1.80%) Senior Manager
18 38 (1.75%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (2.86%) .NET
2 25 (1.15%) Web Services
3 16 (0.74%) Middleware
3 16 (0.74%) J2EE
4 14 (0.65%) XML
5 13 (0.60%) HTML
6 11 (0.51%) Oracle Fusion
7 10 (0.46%) Flash
7 10 (0.46%) Windows SharePoint Services
8 7 (0.32%) Application Packaging
9 6 (0.28%) CSS
9 6 (0.28%) JSP
10 5 (0.23%) Spring
10 5 (0.23%) Software Packaging
10 5 (0.23%) Struts
11 4 (0.18%) SOAP
11 4 (0.18%) ASP.NET
11 4 (0.18%) Swing
11 4 (0.18%) Visualforce
11 4 (0.18%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 123 (5.68%) PMI
2 92 (4.25%) Management Information System
3 25 (1.15%) NHS
4 18 (0.83%) FMCG
5 13 (0.60%) Fat Client
5 13 (0.60%) Mobile App
5 13 (0.60%) Thin Client
6 12 (0.55%) Replication
6 12 (0.55%) Derivative
7 11 (0.51%) Equities
8 10 (0.46%) AS400
8 10 (0.46%) EPoS
8 10 (0.46%) Smart Meter
8 10 (0.46%) Enterprise Software
8 10 (0.46%) Computer Science
9 9 (0.42%) CMDB
10 8 (0.37%) Fixed Income
10 8 (0.37%) Taxonomies
11 7 (0.32%) Credit Risk
11 7 (0.32%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 151 (6.97%) Windows
2 49 (2.26%) Windows 7
3 41 (1.89%) Windows Server 2003
4 35 (1.62%) Windows Server 2008
5 27 (1.25%) Windows XP
6 21 (0.97%) UNIX
6 21 (0.97%) Windows Vista
7 16 (0.74%) Windows 2000
8 15 (0.69%) Windows Server 2012
8 15 (0.69%) Linux
9 9 (0.42%) Apple iOS
10 7 (0.32%) Android
11 5 (0.23%) pSOS
12 3 (0.14%) Solaris
13 2 (0.092%) VMS
13 2 (0.092%) Windows 2000 Server
13 2 (0.092%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.046%) OS/400
14 1 (0.046%) AIX
14 1 (0.046%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 1057 (48.78%) Project Management
2 856 (39.50%) PRINCE2
3 371 (17.12%) Project Planning
4 346 (15.97%) Stakeholder Management
5 287 (13.24%) Change Management
6 195 (9.00%) Programme Management
7 182 (8.40%) ITIL
8 160 (7.38%) Change Control
9 138 (6.37%) Risk Management
10 128 (5.91%) Business Analysis
11 119 (5.49%) Migration
12 103 (4.75%) Agile Software Development
13 78 (3.60%) Service Delivery
13 78 (3.60%) PRINCE
14 74 (3.41%) Time Management
15 68 (3.14%) ERP
15 68 (3.14%) Waterfall
16 65 (3.00%) CRM
17 64 (2.95%) Dependency Management
18 63 (2.91%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 87 (4.01%) SQL
2 40 (1.85%) Java
3 26 (1.20%) VBA
4 25 (1.15%) C
5 19 (0.88%) C#
6 13 (0.60%) VB
7 11 (0.51%) T-SQL
8 8 (0.37%) PowerShell
9 6 (0.28%) JavaScript
10 5 (0.23%) Apex Code
11 4 (0.18%) VBScript
11 4 (0.18%) PL/SQL
12 3 (0.14%) Perl
12 3 (0.14%) PHP
13 2 (0.092%) Shell Script
13 2 (0.092%) C++
13 2 (0.092%) ABAP
13 2 (0.092%) ActionScript
13 2 (0.092%) Python
13 2 (0.092%) ActionScript 2.0
Qualifications
1 318 (14.67%) Security Cleared
2 234 (10.80%) SC Cleared
3 216 (9.97%) PMI Certification
4 182 (8.40%) Degree
5 147 (6.78%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 133 (6.14%) PMP
7 122 (5.63%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 73 (3.37%) DV Cleared
9 52 (2.40%) ISEB
10 15 (0.69%) Microsoft Certification
11 14 (0.65%) HNC
11 14 (0.65%) ISTQB
12 10 (0.46%) APMP
13 9 (0.42%) MAPM
13 9 (0.42%) HND
13 9 (0.42%) CISSP
13 9 (0.42%) Cisco Certification
14 8 (0.37%) CCA
15 7 (0.32%) MCTS
15 7 (0.32%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 126 (5.81%) QA
2 39 (1.80%) P3O
3 33 (1.52%) SLA
4 24 (1.11%) ISO 9001
5 12 (0.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 12 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 8 (0.37%) Data Quality
7 5 (0.23%) JSP 440
8 4 (0.18%) GxP
9 3 (0.14%) Basel III
10 2 (0.092%) ISO 14001
10 2 (0.092%) PCI DSS
10 2 (0.092%) Solvency II
11 1 (0.046%) EMIR
11 1 (0.046%) Dodd-Frank
11 1 (0.046%) FINREP
11 1 (0.046%) COBIT
11 1 (0.046%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 42 (1.94%) Active Directory
2 32 (1.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (0.42%) VMware ESXi
4 7 (0.32%) XenApp
5 4 (0.18%) Hyper-V
6 3 (0.14%) VMware ESX
6 3 (0.14%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (0.092%) XenServer
7 2 (0.092%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.046%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 30 (1.38%) HP Quality Center
2 27 (1.25%) SCCM
3 18 (0.83%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 6 (0.28%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 2 (0.092%) OVSD
5 2 (0.092%) SCOM
6 1 (0.046%) SCDPM
6 1 (0.046%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (0.046%) SCVMM
6 1 (0.046%) Netcool
6 1 (0.046%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 872 (40.24%) Microsoft
2 128 (5.91%) Oracle
3 120 (5.54%) SAP
4 59 (2.72%) HP
5 47 (2.17%) VMware
6 31 (1.43%) Cisco
7 30 (1.38%) IBM
8 28 (1.29%) Salesforce.com
8 28 (1.29%) Primavera
9 26 (1.20%) Planview
10 24 (1.11%) Business Objects
11 19 (0.88%) Citrix
12 18 (0.83%) Casewise
13 17 (0.78%) Adobe
13 17 (0.78%) CheckPoint
14 14 (0.65%) Remedy
15 11 (0.51%) EMC
16 10 (0.46%) Kofax
16 10 (0.46%) BMC
16 10 (0.46%) Yardi
West London
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £300.00 - £340.00 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Bedfordshire
Roc Search
Posted: 8 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Sanderson
Rate: £440 - £460 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Rate: £300
Posted: 13 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
LA International
Rate: £350 - £380 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
South West London
Forman Computer Staff
Rate: £375 to £450/day DOE
Posted: 14 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Certes Computing Ltd
Rate: £400 - £435 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Guildford, Surrey
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: Yesterday
Warwick, Warwickshire
SmartSourcing plc
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £400 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Experis Ltd
Rate: £250 - £300 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £30 - £45 per hour + Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £30 - £45 per hour + NEGOTIABLE
Posted: 2 days ago
London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £30 - £45 per hour + Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £30 - £45 per hour + NEGOTIABLE
Posted: 2 days ago