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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Project
Rank 113 126 109
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -17
Contract jobs citing MS Project 1072 882 998
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.84% 1.68% 1.83%
As % of the Applications category 14.09% 13.24% 14.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 738 532 633
Average daily rate
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£375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £213 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £534 £549 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £336
% change year-on-year
- +4.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 15 18
Average hourly rate £35.00 £16.50 £30.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+112.12% -46.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.12 £10.20 £14.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £74.75 £39.56 £115.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £16.75 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+108.95% -39.09%

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
7610 6664 6857
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.04% 12.70% 12.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 4254 3629 3490
Average daily rate £330 £328 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.60% +0.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £150 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £313 £300
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 781 644 740
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.13 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.72 £26.00 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.32 £14.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+5.63% -6.45%

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 24 October 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 24 October 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 24 October 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 +22 965 £385 +2.66% 154
London +39 447 £400 -3.90% 58
South East +20 230 £375 +7.14% 20
City of London +28 103 £375 -12.28% 21
South West -5 84 £375 +6.99% 18
Scotland +14 82 £329 +2.83% 5
Berkshire +41 66 £350 -10.25%
West Midlands 0 60 £350 +16.66% 9
Hampshire +7 56 £375 +10.29% 7
North West +4 46 £383 +2.00% 14
East of England -14 40 £343 +1.33% 10
Buckinghamshire +2 37 £325 +20.37% 5
East Midlands +18 33 £348 +5.05% 5
Yorkshire -16 29 £353 +0.71% 17
Milton Keynes +7 28 £338 +68.75% 1
Bristol -12 28 £400 +2.90% 8
Croydon +10 27 £433 +322.43%
Wiltshire -4 26 £375 +6.99% 5
Surrey -11 26 £425 +7.59% 5
West Yorkshire -20 25 £375 +7.14% 11
Edinburgh -4 23 £375 +18.57% 1
Reading +13 22 £385 -14.44%
Glasgow +4 20 £345 +9.52% 3
Warwickshire -1 20 £369 -0.33% 1
Manchester -1 17 £300 -9.77% 7
Bedfordshire -8 17 £425 -5.55% 1
Bracknell +12 16 £350 -30.00%
Cheshire +10 16 £463 +23.33% 6
Devon -9 15 £388 +16.98%
Leeds -11 13 £353 -6.00% 7

MS Project
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 1035 (48.43%) Project Management
2 956 (44.74%) MS Excel
3 839 (39.26%) Microsoft
4 810 (37.90%) PRINCE2
5 686 (32.10%) Finance
6 558 (26.11%) MS Office
7 449 (21.01%) MS Visio
8 439 (20.54%) MS PowerPoint
9 340 (15.91%) Project Planning
10 336 (15.72%) Security Cleared
11 330 (15.44%) Agile Software Development
12 310 (14.51%) Stakeholder Management
13 288 (13.48%) SharePoint
14 265 (12.40%) Change Management
15 263 (12.31%) SC Cleared
16 224 (10.48%) Banking
17 206 (9.64%) Analytical Skills
18 199 (9.31%) Programme Management
19 188 (8.80%) ITIL
20 175 (8.19%) PMI Certification
21 151 (7.07%) Oracle
22 149 (6.97%) Windows
23 144 (6.74%) SAP
23 144 (6.74%) Risk Management
24 138 (6.46%) Degree
25 134 (6.27%) Business Analysis
26 133 (6.22%) Change Control
27 131 (6.13%) Migration
28 128 (5.99%) PRINCE2 Certification
29 126 (5.90%) PRINCE2 Practitioner

MS Project
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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
1 288 (13.48%) SharePoint
2 125 (5.85%) MS Project Server
3 34 (1.59%) SharePoint 2010
4 31 (1.45%) MS Exchange
5 24 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2003
6 18 (0.84%) IIS
7 16 (0.75%) Tomcat
7 16 (0.75%) CMS
7 16 (0.75%) SAS
8 15 (0.70%) WebLogic
9 14 (0.66%) JBoss
9 14 (0.66%) WebSphere
10 12 (0.56%) Documentum
11 11 (0.51%) Apache
11 11 (0.51%) SharePoint Server
12 10 (0.47%) Lync
13 9 (0.42%) SharePoint 2013
13 9 (0.42%) WebSphere Application Server
14 8 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2010
14 8 (0.37%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 956 (44.74%) MS Excel
2 558 (26.11%) MS Office
3 449 (21.01%) MS Visio
4 439 (20.54%) MS PowerPoint
5 45 (2.11%) Spreadsheet
6 13 (0.61%) InfoPath
7 12 (0.56%) Photoshop
8 4 (0.19%) AutoCAD
8 4 (0.19%) Open Workbench
9 3 (0.14%) OmniGraffle
9 3 (0.14%) Fireworks
9 3 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
9 3 (0.14%) InDesign
9 3 (0.14%) Adobe After Effects
10 2 (0.094%) Acrobat
11 1 (0.047%) Niku Workbench
11 1 (0.047%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 18 (0.84%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (0.66%) CA Clarity
3 13 (0.61%) Agresso
4 10 (0.47%) SAP FI
4 10 (0.47%) Dynamics AX
5 8 (0.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 5 (0.23%) Oracle EBS R12
6 5 (0.23%) SAP HR
6 5 (0.23%) Oracle ERP
7 4 (0.19%) Summit
7 4 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
8 3 (0.14%) Oracle HRMS
8 3 (0.14%) SAP PP
8 3 (0.14%) Oracle Applications
8 3 (0.14%) SAP SD
8 3 (0.14%) WebTrends
8 3 (0.14%) SAP BPC
8 3 (0.14%) Oracle Retail
8 3 (0.14%) IntelliMatch
9 2 (0.094%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 11 (0.51%) SaaS
2 5 (0.23%) Office 365
3 3 (0.14%) Force.com
4 1 (0.047%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.047%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 33 (1.54%) LAN
2 32 (1.50%) WAN
3 28 (1.31%) SAN
3 28 (1.31%) DNS
3 28 (1.31%) Firewall
4 27 (1.26%) DHCP
5 23 (1.08%) Intranet
6 16 (0.75%) TCP/IP
7 15 (0.70%) SSL
8 12 (0.56%) Internet
9 10 (0.47%) Extranet
10 9 (0.42%) Unified Communications
11 8 (0.37%) HTTP
11 8 (0.37%) SDH
12 7 (0.33%) ATM
12 7 (0.33%) VPN
13 6 (0.28%) MPLS
13 6 (0.28%) VLAN
13 6 (0.28%) Cisco ASA
14 5 (0.23%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (3.09%) SQL Server
2 21 (0.98%) MS Access
3 16 (0.75%) Oracle Reports
4 14 (0.66%) SQL Server 2008
4 14 (0.66%) Oracle Database
5 10 (0.47%) Oracle Discoverer
6 8 (0.37%) SAP BW
6 8 (0.37%) Relational Database
7 7 (0.33%) Data Warehouse
7 7 (0.33%) SAP Data Services
7 7 (0.33%) SQL Server 2005
8 6 (0.28%) QlikView
9 5 (0.23%) Big Data
9 5 (0.23%) Crystal Reports
9 5 (0.23%) BusinessObjects
10 4 (0.19%) SQL Server 2000
10 4 (0.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 4 (0.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 3 (0.14%) SAP HANA
11 3 (0.14%) Oracle OWB
Development Applications
1 44 (2.06%) JIRA
2 18 (0.84%) Visual Studio
3 12 (0.56%) TestDirector
4 11 (0.51%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (0.28%) ClearQuest
6 4 (0.19%) LSMW
6 4 (0.19%) Rational Rose
6 4 (0.19%) StarTeam
7 3 (0.14%) RequisitePro
7 3 (0.14%) Axure RP
7 3 (0.14%) ClearCase
7 3 (0.14%) Subversion
7 3 (0.14%) Oracle APEX
8 2 (0.094%) Rational Robot
8 2 (0.094%) JUnit
8 2 (0.094%) QuickTest Pro
8 2 (0.094%) SoapUI
8 2 (0.094%) Rational Functional Tester
8 2 (0.094%) Git (software)
9 1 (0.047%) Hudson
General
1 686 (32.10%) Finance
2 224 (10.48%) Banking
3 115 (5.38%) Retail
4 108 (5.05%) Telecoms
5 58 (2.71%) Investment Banking
6 49 (2.29%) Legal
7 43 (2.01%) Retail Banking
8 41 (1.92%) Marketing
9 37 (1.73%) Manufacturing
10 32 (1.50%) Pharmaceutical
11 30 (1.40%) Back Office
12 29 (1.36%) Publishing
13 24 (1.12%) Advertising
14 23 (1.08%) Law
14 23 (1.08%) Front Office
15 22 (1.03%) Billing
16 20 (0.94%) Financial Institution
17 16 (0.75%) Automotive
18 10 (0.47%) Local Government
19 7 (0.33%) German Language
Job Titles
1 667 (31.21%) Project Manager
2 374 (17.50%) Analyst
3 145 (6.79%) Business Analyst
4 138 (6.46%) PMO Analyst
5 137 (6.41%) Coordinator
6 126 (5.90%) Project Planner
7 109 (5.10%) Project Coordinator
8 74 (3.46%) Programme Manager
9 59 (2.76%) Consultant
10 52 (2.43%) Project Officer
11 51 (2.39%) Programme Planner
12 50 (2.34%) PMO Manager
13 47 (2.20%) Administrator
14 46 (2.15%) Junior
14 46 (2.15%) Project Support Officer
15 45 (2.11%) Project Analyst
15 45 (2.11%) Senior Manager
16 39 (1.82%) Developer
17 35 (1.64%) Programme Analyst
18 34 (1.59%) PMO Lead
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (2.76%) .NET
2 33 (1.54%) XML
3 21 (0.98%) Web Services
4 15 (0.70%) STL
5 11 (0.51%) HTML
5 11 (0.51%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 9 (0.42%) Middleware
6 9 (0.42%) JMS
7 8 (0.37%) J2EE
7 8 (0.37%) ASP.NET
7 8 (0.37%) CSS
8 7 (0.33%) Visualforce
9 6 (0.28%) JSP
10 5 (0.23%) Flash
11 4 (0.19%) Spring
11 4 (0.19%) Windows SharePoint Services
11 4 (0.19%) ASP.NET MVC
11 4 (0.19%) Silverlight
11 4 (0.19%) Struts
11 4 (0.19%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 206 (9.64%) Analytical Skills
2 94 (4.40%) PMI
3 93 (4.35%) Management Information System
4 22 (1.03%) NHS
5 21 (0.98%) Fixed Income
6 20 (0.94%) Derivative
7 18 (0.84%) FMCG
7 18 (0.84%) User Experience
8 14 (0.66%) Replication
9 13 (0.61%) Computer Science
10 12 (0.56%) Interest Rate Derivative
11 11 (0.51%) Enterprise Storage
11 11 (0.51%) Enterprise Software
11 11 (0.51%) Grid Computing
12 10 (0.47%) CESG
13 9 (0.42%) Mobile App
14 8 (0.37%) Smart Meter
14 8 (0.37%) Credit Risk
15 7 (0.33%) Mathematics
15 7 (0.33%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 149 (6.97%) Windows
2 41 (1.92%) Windows 7
3 39 (1.82%) Windows Server 2008
4 37 (1.73%) Windows Server 2003
5 29 (1.36%) Linux
6 24 (1.12%) UNIX
7 19 (0.89%) Windows XP
8 13 (0.61%) Windows 2000
9 12 (0.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 12 (0.56%) Windows Vista
10 9 (0.42%) Windows Server 2012
11 4 (0.19%) pSOS
12 3 (0.14%) Apple iOS
13 2 (0.094%) Android
13 2 (0.094%) VMS
14 1 (0.047%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.047%) Windows NT
14 1 (0.047%) Windows 2000 Server
14 1 (0.047%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 1035 (48.43%) Project Management
2 810 (37.90%) PRINCE2
3 340 (15.91%) Project Planning
4 330 (15.44%) Agile Software Development
5 310 (14.51%) Stakeholder Management
6 265 (12.40%) Change Management
7 199 (9.31%) Programme Management
8 188 (8.80%) ITIL
9 144 (6.74%) Risk Management
10 134 (6.27%) Business Analysis
11 133 (6.22%) Change Control
12 131 (6.13%) Migration
13 87 (4.07%) Waterfall
14 86 (4.02%) Service Delivery
15 84 (3.93%) ERP
16 73 (3.42%) PRINCE
17 65 (3.04%) CRM
18 63 (2.95%) Resource Management
19 62 (2.90%) Validation
20 59 (2.76%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 123 (5.76%) SQL
2 44 (2.06%) C#
3 40 (1.87%) Java
4 34 (1.59%) VBA
5 17 (0.80%) Python
5 17 (0.80%) C++
6 13 (0.61%) C
6 13 (0.61%) Shell Script
7 9 (0.42%) Jython
8 8 (0.37%) Apex Code
8 8 (0.37%) PL/SQL
9 7 (0.33%) VBScript
9 7 (0.33%) VB
9 7 (0.33%) C-shell
9 7 (0.33%) Bash Shell
9 7 (0.33%) Korn
10 5 (0.23%) VB.NET
11 4 (0.19%) JavaScript
11 4 (0.19%) PowerShell
11 4 (0.19%) Scala
Qualifications
1 336 (15.72%) Security Cleared
2 263 (12.31%) SC Cleared
3 175 (8.19%) PMI Certification
4 138 (6.46%) Degree
5 128 (5.99%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 126 (5.90%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 106 (4.96%) PMP
8 76 (3.56%) ISEB
9 49 (2.29%) DV Cleared
10 23 (1.08%) APMP
11 17 (0.80%) ISTQB
12 16 (0.75%) Microsoft Certification
13 14 (0.66%) HNC
13 14 (0.66%) HND
14 13 (0.61%) CISSP
15 12 (0.56%) ISEB Practitioner
16 10 (0.47%) Cisco Certification
17 8 (0.37%) SAP Certification
17 8 (0.37%) ITIL Certification
17 8 (0.37%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 112 (5.24%) QA
2 41 (1.92%) P3O
3 22 (1.03%) SLA
4 21 (0.98%) ISO 9001
5 14 (0.66%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 13 (0.61%) Data Quality
7 11 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 5 (0.23%) JSP 440
9 3 (0.14%) GxP
10 2 (0.094%) Basel II
10 2 (0.094%) 21 CFR Part 11
10 2 (0.094%) Solvency II
11 1 (0.047%) COREP
11 1 (0.047%) PCI DSS
11 1 (0.047%) Basel III
11 1 (0.047%) ISO 14001
11 1 (0.047%) COBIT
System Software
1 46 (2.15%) Active Directory
2 35 (1.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (0.37%) VMware ESXi
4 7 (0.33%) Hyper-V
4 7 (0.33%) XenApp
5 4 (0.19%) vSphere
6 3 (0.14%) vCloud
6 3 (0.14%) MetaFrame
7 2 (0.094%) XenServer
7 2 (0.094%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.047%) RACF
8 1 (0.047%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.047%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 42 (1.97%) HP Quality Center
2 23 (1.08%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 15 (0.70%) SCCM
4 13 (0.61%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 7 (0.33%) SCOM
6 6 (0.28%) SCVMM
6 6 (0.28%) Norton AntiVirus
6 6 (0.28%) SCDPM
7 5 (0.23%) OVSD
8 4 (0.19%) Puppet
9 2 (0.094%) WMI
10 1 (0.047%) Netcool
10 1 (0.047%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 839 (39.26%) Microsoft
2 151 (7.07%) Oracle
3 144 (6.74%) SAP
4 81 (3.79%) HP
5 47 (2.20%) VMware
6 39 (1.82%) Cisco
7 37 (1.73%) Primavera
8 29 (1.36%) IBM
9 21 (0.98%) CheckPoint
10 19 (0.89%) Salesforce.com
10 19 (0.89%) Planview
10 19 (0.89%) Business Objects
10 19 (0.89%) Citrix
11 18 (0.84%) Casewise
12 13 (0.61%) NetApp
13 12 (0.56%) Red Hat
14 11 (0.51%) EMC
14 11 (0.51%) Adobe
14 11 (0.51%) Altiris
15 9 (0.42%) CA
London
TK Maxx
Posted: 19 hours ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Clarity Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £375 - £451 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Roc Search
Posted: Yesterday
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £320.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Aston Carter
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Scotland
Synergize Consulting
Rate: From £1 to £1 per day market rates
Posted: 2 days ago
Andover, Hampshire
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Rate: £350 - 372 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Andover, Hampshire
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Rate: £700 - 725 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Hofmann Recruitment
Rate: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Vertical IT
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Experis Ltd
Rate: £420 - £460 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxfordshire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Talent International
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
South West London
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 Per Day Rate DOE Ltd Co Basis
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market Rates + Negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Aerotek
Posted: 4 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Genium Selection Limited
Rate: From £200 to £250 per day
Posted: 4 days ago