The table below looks at the statistics for MS Project skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Project over the 3 months to 30 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
30 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Project
Rank 177 128 106
Rank change year-on-year
-49 -22
Contract jobs citing MS Project 767 941 1085
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.43% 1.71% 2.00%
As % of the Applications category 13.38% 14.02% 15.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 506 615 650
Median daily rate £350 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
-9.45% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 23 21
Median hourly rate £21.78 £22.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.20% +12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.85 £12.38 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.35 £39.50 £38.79
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- +18.42%

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
5733 6711 7047
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 10.68% 12.18% 12.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 3456 3677 3752
Median daily rate £350 £335 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.47% +3.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £160 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £481
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £305
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +6.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 450 678 738
Median hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £15.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -5.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £33.70 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £14.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+13.79% -6.45%

MS Project
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing MS Project as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 May 2016.

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 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MS Project within the UK over the 3 months to 30 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -42 696 £365 -8.75% 109
London -47 291 £413 -5.17% 38
South East -38 147 £335 -16.18% 25
North West -23 61 £350 +7.69% 13
West Midlands -27 61 £313 -10.71% 7
Scotland -11 59 £323 +2.53% 3
Berkshire +10 52 £338 -12.90% 8
Hampshire -16 48 £325 -13.33% 7
Edinburgh +10 37 £335 +5.09% 1
City of London +5 36 £388 -15.76% 18
Manchester -16 34 £350 -9.67% 10
South West -33 29 £363 -5.84% 6
East Midlands +14 28 £335 -13.26% 3
Reading +8 28 £275 -24.13% 5
East of England -6 28 £375 +25.00% 1
Yorkshire +7 25 £300 -7.69% 11
West Yorkshire 0 20 £293 -10.00% 10
Cheshire +2 19 £300 +41.17% 1
Nottinghamshire +8 18 £335 -33.00% 1
North East - 17 £310 - 3
Birmingham -11 16 £306 -4.29% 2
Tyne and Wear - 16 £310 - 3
Coventry -1 15 £363 -17.14% 1
Surrey -7 15 £388 -18.42% 2
Newcastle upon Tyne - 14 £310 - 3
Hook +13 13 £299 -25.25%
Buckinghamshire +1 13 £375 -14.28% 2
Bristol -8 13 £400 +14.28% 4
Nottingham -1 12 £335 -33.00% 1
Hertfordshire +9 10 £388 +72.22% 1

MS Project
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing MS Project also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for MS Project.

1 824 (50.43%) Project Management
2 747 (45.72%) MS Excel
3 628 (38.43%) Microsoft
4 609 (37.27%) PRINCE2
5 603 (36.90%) Finance
6 364 (22.28%) MS Office
7 322 (19.71%) MS Visio
8 321 (19.65%) Agile Software Development
9 298 (18.24%) Stakeholder Management
10 289 (17.69%) MS PowerPoint
11 266 (16.28%) SharePoint
12 232 (14.20%) Security Cleared
13 201 (12.30%) Project Planning
14 176 (10.77%) ITIL
15 174 (10.65%) PMI Certification
15 174 (10.65%) Analytical Skills
16 162 (9.91%) SC Cleared
17 160 (9.79%) Change Control
17 160 (9.79%) Banking
18 149 (9.12%) Change Management
19 140 (8.57%) Programme Management
20 138 (8.45%) Degree
21 130 (7.96%) Waterfall
22 103 (6.30%) SQL
23 102 (6.24%) PMP
23 102 (6.24%) Migration
24 101 (6.18%) Risk Management
24 101 (6.18%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
25 99 (6.06%) PMI
25 99 (6.06%) Oracle

MS Project
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 266 (16.28%) SharePoint
2 49 (3.00%) MS Project Server
3 34 (2.08%) Confluence
4 13 (0.80%) MS Exchange
4 13 (0.80%) SharePoint 2013
4 13 (0.80%) Skype for Business
5 10 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2003
6 9 (0.55%) SAS
7 8 (0.49%) CMS
7 8 (0.49%) SharePoint 2010
8 5 (0.31%) OpenStack
8 5 (0.31%) WebLogic
9 4 (0.24%) IBM Notes
9 4 (0.24%) WebSphere
10 3 (0.18%) eRoom
10 3 (0.18%) JBoss
10 3 (0.18%) SharePoint Server
11 2 (0.12%) Alfresco
11 2 (0.12%) BizTalk Server
11 2 (0.12%) IIS
Applications
1 747 (45.72%) MS Excel
2 364 (22.28%) MS Office
3 322 (19.71%) MS Visio
4 289 (17.69%) MS PowerPoint
5 21 (1.29%) Spreadsheet
6 7 (0.43%) Acrobat
7 6 (0.37%) Open Workbench
8 3 (0.18%) Mingle
8 3 (0.18%) Photoshop
9 2 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.061%) AutoCAD
10 1 (0.061%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 38 (2.33%) Primavera
2 27 (1.65%) Dynamics CRM
3 10 (0.61%) Oracle EBS
4 7 (0.43%) Dynamics AX
5 6 (0.37%) CA PPM
5 6 (0.37%) Dynamics NAV
5 6 (0.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 5 (0.31%) Oracle Financials
7 4 (0.24%) OpenText VIM for SAP
7 4 (0.24%) Oracle ERP
7 4 (0.24%) Oracle Payables
7 4 (0.24%) SAP SRM
8 3 (0.18%) assyst
8 3 (0.18%) Oracle Receivables
8 3 (0.18%) SAP PS
9 2 (0.12%) Lawson
9 2 (0.12%) Maximo
9 2 (0.12%) Oracle HRMS
10 1 (0.061%) Oracle Internet Expenses
10 1 (0.061%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 30 (1.84%) Office 365
2 17 (1.04%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (0.55%) Google Apps
4 4 (0.24%) IBM Blueworks
4 4 (0.24%) Trello
5 3 (0.18%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (0.18%) SaaS
6 2 (0.12%) IaaS
6 2 (0.12%) OneDrive
6 2 (0.12%) PaaS
7 1 (0.061%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.061%) Basecamp
7 1 (0.061%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.061%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.061%) SuccessFactors
7 1 (0.061%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 33 (2.02%) WAN
2 30 (1.84%) LAN
3 23 (1.41%) Wi-Fi
4 15 (0.92%) DNS
5 13 (0.80%) Firewall
5 13 (0.80%) LTE
6 11 (0.67%) ATM
6 11 (0.67%) VoLTE
6 11 (0.67%) VPN
7 10 (0.61%) Network Security
8 9 (0.55%) DHCP
9 7 (0.43%) HTTP
9 7 (0.43%) Internet
9 7 (0.43%) Intrusion Detection
9 7 (0.43%) SAN
10 6 (0.37%) Extranet
11 5 (0.31%) Intranet
11 5 (0.31%) Wireless
12 4 (0.24%) HTTPS
12 4 (0.24%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (2.82%) SQL Server
2 33 (2.02%) Data Warehouse
3 27 (1.65%) Oracle Reports
4 18 (1.10%) MS Access
5 17 (1.04%) Oracle Database
6 13 (0.80%) BusinessObjects
7 11 (0.67%) SQL Server 2012
8 10 (0.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 10 (0.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 9 (0.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 8 (0.49%) Azure SQL Database
10 8 (0.49%) Data Mining
10 8 (0.49%) SQL Server 2014
11 6 (0.37%) Big Data
12 5 (0.31%) Oracle OWB
13 4 (0.24%) Oracle Database 11g
13 4 (0.24%) SAP BW
13 4 (0.24%) SQL Server 2008
14 3 (0.18%) Oracle BI EE
14 3 (0.18%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 70 (4.28%) JIRA
2 12 (0.73%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (0.49%) Subversion
4 5 (0.31%) Git (software)
4 5 (0.31%) JIRA Agile
4 5 (0.31%) Visual Studio
5 4 (0.24%) Artifactory
5 4 (0.24%) Bitbucket
5 4 (0.24%) HP UFT
5 4 (0.24%) SoapUI
5 4 (0.24%) Sonatype Nexus
5 4 (0.24%) TeamCity
5 4 (0.24%) VersionOne
6 3 (0.18%) FrontPage
6 3 (0.18%) LSMW
7 2 (0.12%) StarTeam
8 1 (0.061%) Bugzilla
8 1 (0.061%) ERwin
8 1 (0.061%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 1 (0.061%) Zephyr
General
1 603 (36.90%) Finance
2 160 (9.79%) Banking
3 90 (5.51%) Telecoms
4 67 (4.10%) Retail
5 43 (2.63%) Law
6 29 (1.77%) Legal
7 28 (1.71%) Marketing
8 22 (1.35%) Manufacturing
8 22 (1.35%) Pharmaceutical
9 21 (1.29%) Advertising
9 21 (1.29%) Financial Institution
9 21 (1.29%) Publishing
10 19 (1.16%) Investment Banking
11 15 (0.92%) Retail Banking
12 14 (0.86%) Automotive
12 14 (0.86%) Spanish Language
13 12 (0.73%) Back Office
14 10 (0.61%) German Language
15 8 (0.49%) Front Office
15 8 (0.49%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 580 (35.50%) Project Manager
2 307 (18.79%) Analyst
3 126 (7.71%) PMO Analyst
4 103 (6.30%) Project Planner
5 101 (6.18%) IT Manager
6 84 (5.14%) IT Project Manager
6 84 (5.14%) Programme Planner
7 79 (4.83%) Business Analyst
8 78 (4.77%) Coordinator
9 62 (3.79%) Infrastructure Manager
10 60 (3.67%) Infrastructure Project Manager
11 54 (3.30%) Project Coordinator
12 53 (3.24%) PMO Planner
13 51 (3.12%) Project Analyst
14 46 (2.82%) Senior Manager
15 45 (2.75%) PMO Manager
15 45 (2.75%) Project Officer
16 42 (2.57%) Senior Project Manager
17 40 (2.45%) Consultant
17 40 (2.45%) Project Support Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (1.90%) XML
2 21 (1.29%) .NET
3 16 (0.98%) Middleware
4 15 (0.92%) HTML
5 8 (0.49%) Web Services
6 5 (0.31%) SOAP
6 5 (0.31%) Velocity
7 4 (0.24%) CSS
7 4 (0.24%) EDI
7 4 (0.24%) Flash
7 4 (0.24%) SAP Fiori
8 3 (0.18%) ASP.NET
8 3 (0.18%) EDIFACT
9 2 (0.12%) .NET Framework
9 2 (0.12%) COM
9 2 (0.12%) IBM Integration Bus
9 2 (0.12%) Oracle GoldenGate
9 2 (0.12%) XML Messaging
9 2 (0.12%) XSD
10 1 (0.061%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 174 (10.65%) Analytical Skills
2 99 (6.06%) PMI
3 89 (5.45%) Management Information System
4 76 (4.65%) Data Centre
5 30 (1.84%) NHS
6 16 (0.98%) Equities
7 12 (0.73%) Replication
7 12 (0.73%) Smart Meter
8 10 (0.61%) Enterprise Storage
9 9 (0.55%) Fixed Income
9 9 (0.55%) User Experience
10 8 (0.49%) Computer Science
10 8 (0.49%) FMCG
10 8 (0.49%) Mobile App
10 8 (0.49%) Visualisation
11 7 (0.43%) Statistics
11 7 (0.43%) Tandem
12 6 (0.37%) Credit Risk
13 5 (0.31%) Derivative
13 5 (0.31%) e-Learning
Operating Systems
1 77 (4.71%) Windows
2 44 (2.69%) Unix
3 25 (1.53%) Windows Server
4 18 (1.10%) Linux
5 16 (0.98%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (0.49%) Solaris
6 8 (0.49%) Windows 7
7 7 (0.43%) AIX
8 6 (0.37%) Windows Phone
8 6 (0.37%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (0.31%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (0.24%) pSOS
11 3 (0.18%) Mac OS
11 3 (0.18%) Windows 10
12 2 (0.12%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.061%) Android
13 1 (0.061%) CentOS
13 1 (0.061%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.061%) VMS
13 1 (0.061%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 824 (50.43%) Project Management
2 609 (37.27%) PRINCE2
3 321 (19.65%) Agile Software Development
4 298 (18.24%) Stakeholder Management
5 201 (12.30%) Project Planning
6 176 (10.77%) ITIL
7 160 (9.79%) Change Control
8 149 (9.12%) Change Management
9 140 (8.57%) Programme Management
10 130 (7.96%) Waterfall
11 102 (6.24%) Migration
12 101 (6.18%) Risk Management
13 75 (4.59%) Resource Management
13 75 (4.59%) Scrum
13 75 (4.59%) SDLC
14 74 (4.53%) Business Analysis
15 73 (4.47%) PRINCE
16 69 (4.22%) Stakeholder Engagement
17 68 (4.16%) CRM
18 63 (3.86%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 103 (6.30%) SQL
2 22 (1.35%) VBA
3 18 (1.10%) C
3 18 (1.10%) Java
4 12 (0.73%) C++
5 11 (0.67%) VB
6 7 (0.43%) T-SQL
7 6 (0.37%) C#
8 5 (0.31%) JavaScript
8 5 (0.31%) PowerShell
9 4 (0.24%) ABAP
10 3 (0.18%) PL/SQL
10 3 (0.18%) Shell Script
10 3 (0.18%) VBScript
11 1 (0.061%) ActionScript
11 1 (0.061%) ActionScript 2.0
11 1 (0.061%) PHP
Qualifications
1 232 (14.20%) Security Cleared
2 174 (10.65%) PMI Certification
3 162 (9.91%) SC Cleared
4 138 (8.45%) Degree
5 102 (6.24%) PMP
6 101 (6.18%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 56 (3.43%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 54 (3.30%) APMP
9 50 (3.06%) DV Cleared
10 23 (1.41%) ISEB
11 22 (1.35%) ITIL Certification
12 20 (1.22%) BPSS Clearance
13 14 (0.86%) ISTQB
14 13 (0.80%) CISSP
15 12 (0.73%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 8 (0.49%) CAPM
17 7 (0.43%) Cisco Certification
17 7 (0.43%) CTC Cleared
17 7 (0.43%) GCIA
17 7 (0.43%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 83 (5.08%) QA
2 28 (1.71%) Data Quality
3 18 (1.10%) Disclosure Scotland
4 13 (0.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 10 (0.61%) HL7
5 10 (0.61%) P3O
6 8 (0.49%) PCI DSS
6 8 (0.49%) SLA
7 7 (0.43%) COBIT
8 6 (0.37%) PMBOK
9 5 (0.31%) GxP
10 4 (0.24%) FATCA
10 4 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 2 (0.12%) COSO
11 2 (0.12%) CRD IV
11 2 (0.12%) FINREP
11 2 (0.12%) ISO 9001
11 2 (0.12%) MiFID
11 2 (0.12%) SAS 70
11 2 (0.12%) Solvency II
System Software
1 38 (2.33%) Active Directory
2 21 (1.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (0.55%) UAG
4 6 (0.37%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 6 (0.37%) VMware ESXi
4 6 (0.37%) XenApp
5 1 (0.061%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 11 (0.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 9 (0.55%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (0.55%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 7 (0.43%) RSA Security Analytics
4 6 (0.37%) Backup Exec
4 6 (0.37%) IBM BigFix
4 6 (0.37%) SCOM
4 6 (0.37%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
5 4 (0.24%) SCCM
6 1 (0.061%) ServiceCenter
6 1 (0.061%) WSUS
Vendors
1 628 (38.43%) Microsoft
2 99 (6.06%) Oracle
3 67 (4.10%) SAP
4 42 (2.57%) HP
5 23 (1.41%) VMware
6 18 (1.10%) IBM
7 17 (1.04%) Amdocs
8 16 (0.98%) Ericsson
8 16 (0.98%) Google
8 16 (0.98%) Remedy
9 14 (0.86%) Cognos
9 14 (0.86%) Planview
10 13 (0.80%) Citrix
11 12 (0.73%) Salesforce.com
12 11 (0.67%) PeopleSoft
13 10 (0.61%) JD Edwards
13 10 (0.61%) Rally
14 9 (0.55%) Altiris
15 8 (0.49%) Sitecore
15 8 (0.49%) Symantec
City, London
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Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Glasgow Area
Synergize Consulting
Rate: £340 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
North London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £180.00 - £210.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
North London
JM
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Square One Resources
Rate: Unspecified Market Rates
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Thebes IT
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Midlands
People Source Consulting
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
West Midlands
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £356.00 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
Newcastle upon Tyne
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
Chichester, West Sussex
Oscar
Rate: £225 - £250 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Oho Group
Rate: £500 - 600 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
City, London
Networking People
Rate: £280 - £305 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Greater Manchester
Mint
Rate: £250 - £280 per day
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London
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Rate: £425 per day + competitive
Posted: 20 days ago
Reading
Hays Specialist Recruitment
Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 25 days ago
Reading
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Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
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