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 27 July 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
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Project
Rank 209 143 109
Rank change year-on-year
-66 -34
Contract jobs citing MS Project 674 953 1055
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.25% 1.67% 1.96%
As % of the Applications category 11.71% 14.06% 15.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 434 627 618
Median daily rate £363 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £504 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £360 £363
% change year-on-year
-5.55% -0.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 26 25
Median hourly rate £21.78 £31.40 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.63% +96.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £14.50 £12.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.75 £172.50 £21.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.78 £31.40 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-30.63% +96.25%

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
5756 6776 7026
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 10.66% 11.88% 13.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 3410 3936 3876
Median daily rate £350 £345 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £158 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 476 667 734
Median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.27 £10.04 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.70 £37.50 £31.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -

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 27 July 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 27 July 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 27 July 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 -63 611 £375 -3.22% 100
London -40 275 £400 -1.11% 43
South East -78 96 £400 +14.28% 26
West Midlands -23 66 £340 -15.00% 9
North West -15 42 £373 -6.68% 7
Berkshire -6 35 £450 +28.57% 6
South West -36 35 £348 -7.94% 4
City of London -14 34 £375 -6.25% 14
Scotland -17 33 £325 +1.96% 6
East of England +9 30 £450 +50.00% 3
Hampshire -39 25 £315 -6.66% 3
Yorkshire -20 24 £283 -20.64% 3
East Midlands -1 21 £335 +16.52% 1
Edinburgh -13 21 £300 -7.69% 3
West Yorkshire -18 21 £285 -21.95% 2
Bristol +2 20 £368 +26.72% 1
Manchester -15 20 £350 -12.50% 3
North East -31 18 £350 +55.55% 1
Warwickshire +7 17 £365 -15.60% 1
Tyne and Wear -35 16 £350 +55.55% 1
Coventry -6 15 £381 -12.85% 5
Newcastle upon Tyne -34 15 £350 +55.55% 1
Hook +5 12 £308 +9.91%
Cheshire +5 11 £485 +12.79% 1
Birmingham -16 11 £275 -38.20% 1
Hertfordshire +14 10 £381 -12.35% 1
Cambridgeshire +19 9 £475 +57.02%
Oxfordshire +5 9 £413 +46.66% 1
Slough +4 9 £450 +63.63% 3
Reading +3 9 £450 +24.13% 2

MS Project
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 July 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.

1 793 (50.22%) Project Management
2 735 (46.55%) MS Excel
3 645 (40.85%) Microsoft
4 604 (38.25%) Finance
5 546 (34.58%) PRINCE2
6 375 (23.75%) MS Office
7 337 (21.34%) MS Visio
8 313 (19.82%) MS PowerPoint
9 302 (19.13%) Stakeholder Management
10 293 (18.56%) Agile Software Development
11 257 (16.28%) SharePoint
12 198 (12.54%) Project Planning
13 196 (12.41%) Security Cleared
13 196 (12.41%) Analytical Skills
14 188 (11.91%) Banking
15 164 (10.39%) Change Management
16 159 (10.07%) ITIL
17 144 (9.12%) Change Control
18 142 (8.99%) PMI Certification
19 141 (8.93%) Programme Management
20 138 (8.74%) SC Cleared
21 128 (8.11%) Degree
22 115 (7.28%) Migration
23 100 (6.33%) Waterfall
24 98 (6.21%) Risk Management
25 90 (5.70%) Windows
26 88 (5.57%) Oracle
27 86 (5.45%) PMI
27 86 (5.45%) Data Centre
28 85 (5.38%) Telecoms

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
1 257 (16.28%) SharePoint
2 50 (3.17%) MS Project Server
3 28 (1.77%) Confluence
4 17 (1.08%) Skype for Business
5 14 (0.89%) MS Exchange
6 10 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2003
7 9 (0.57%) IBM Notes
7 9 (0.57%) SharePoint 2013
8 8 (0.51%) WebSphere
9 7 (0.44%) CMS
9 7 (0.44%) SAS
10 5 (0.32%) OpenStack
10 5 (0.32%) WebLogic
11 4 (0.25%) BizTalk Server
11 4 (0.25%) SharePoint 2010
12 3 (0.19%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 3 (0.19%) eRoom
12 3 (0.19%) SharePoint Server
13 2 (0.13%) Exchange Server 2007
13 2 (0.13%) SAP EP
Applications
1 735 (46.55%) MS Excel
2 375 (23.75%) MS Office
3 337 (21.34%) MS Visio
4 313 (19.82%) MS PowerPoint
5 25 (1.58%) Spreadsheet
6 8 (0.51%) Open Workbench
7 3 (0.19%) Acrobat
7 3 (0.19%) Mingle
8 1 (0.063%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.063%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.063%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 29 (1.84%) Dynamics CRM
1 29 (1.84%) Primavera
2 11 (0.70%) Oracle EBS
3 7 (0.44%) CA PPM
3 7 (0.44%) Oracle Payables
3 7 (0.44%) Oracle Receivables
4 6 (0.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 5 (0.32%) Oracle ERP
6 4 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
6 4 (0.25%) Oracle Financials
6 4 (0.25%) Summit
7 3 (0.19%) assyst
7 3 (0.19%) Lawson
7 3 (0.19%) Oracle Assets
7 3 (0.19%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 3 (0.19%) SAP HCM
7 3 (0.19%) SAP HR
8 2 (0.13%) Maximo
8 2 (0.13%) Oracle Internet Expenses
9 1 (0.063%) IntelliMatch
Cloud Services
1 35 (2.22%) Office 365
2 19 (1.20%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (0.95%) Google Apps
4 7 (0.44%) Trello
5 6 (0.38%) Basecamp
5 6 (0.38%) SaaS
6 4 (0.25%) Amazon AWS
6 4 (0.25%) PaaS
6 4 (0.25%) SuccessFactors
7 2 (0.13%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.13%) IaaS
7 2 (0.13%) IBM Blueworks
7 2 (0.13%) OneDrive
7 2 (0.13%) Yammer
8 1 (0.063%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 25 (1.58%) WAN
2 24 (1.52%) Wi-Fi
3 23 (1.46%) LAN
4 18 (1.14%) DNS
4 18 (1.14%) Firewall
5 17 (1.08%) Extranet
6 16 (1.01%) Internet
7 14 (0.89%) HTTP
7 14 (0.89%) Intranet
8 12 (0.76%) Network Security
9 11 (0.70%) LTE
10 10 (0.63%) ATM
10 10 (0.63%) FTP
10 10 (0.63%) SAN
11 9 (0.57%) DHCP
11 9 (0.57%) VoLTE
12 7 (0.44%) VPN
13 6 (0.38%) Intrusion Detection
13 6 (0.38%) Skype
14 5 (0.32%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (2.85%) SQL Server
2 33 (2.09%) Data Warehouse
3 25 (1.58%) Oracle Reports
4 15 (0.95%) MS Access
4 15 (0.95%) Oracle Database
5 12 (0.76%) BusinessObjects
6 8 (0.51%) Azure SQL Database
6 8 (0.51%) Data Mining
7 7 (0.44%) SQL Server 2012
7 7 (0.44%) SQL Server 2014
7 7 (0.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 6 (0.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 6 (0.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 5 (0.32%) Oracle OWB
9 5 (0.32%) SAP Data Services
10 4 (0.25%) Relational Database
11 3 (0.19%) Big Data
11 3 (0.19%) IBM InfoSphere
11 3 (0.19%) Oracle Database 11g
11 3 (0.19%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 76 (4.81%) JIRA
2 10 (0.63%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (0.44%) JIRA Agile
4 5 (0.32%) LSMW
4 5 (0.32%) VersionOne
4 5 (0.32%) Visual Studio
5 4 (0.25%) HP UFT
5 4 (0.25%) Subversion
6 3 (0.19%) Sonatype Nexus
6 3 (0.19%) TeamCity
7 2 (0.13%) Dreamweaver
7 2 (0.13%) SoapUI
8 1 (0.063%) Bugzilla
8 1 (0.063%) ClearQuest
8 1 (0.063%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.063%) Git (software)
8 1 (0.063%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.063%) Maven
8 1 (0.063%) TestDirector
8 1 (0.063%) TortoiseSVN
General
1 604 (38.25%) Finance
2 188 (11.91%) Banking
3 85 (5.38%) Telecoms
4 73 (4.62%) Retail
5 43 (2.72%) Law
6 35 (2.22%) Legal
7 30 (1.90%) Investment Banking
8 27 (1.71%) Financial Institution
9 23 (1.46%) Marketing
10 21 (1.33%) Retail Banking
11 18 (1.14%) Manufacturing
12 17 (1.08%) Automotive
12 17 (1.08%) Spanish Language
13 16 (1.01%) Advertising
13 16 (1.01%) Billing
13 16 (1.01%) Pharmaceutical
14 15 (0.95%) Publishing
15 9 (0.57%) German Language
15 9 (0.57%) Local Government
16 7 (0.44%) French Language
Job Titles
1 564 (35.72%) Project Manager
2 294 (18.62%) Analyst
3 128 (8.11%) PMO Analyst
4 109 (6.90%) IT Manager
5 97 (6.14%) IT Project Manager
6 89 (5.64%) Project Planner
7 80 (5.07%) Business Analyst
8 76 (4.81%) Coordinator
9 72 (4.56%) Programme Planner
10 57 (3.61%) Infrastructure Manager
11 56 (3.55%) Infrastructure Project Manager
12 54 (3.42%) PMO Manager
13 51 (3.23%) Project Coordinator
14 50 (3.17%) Support Officer
15 49 (3.10%) Consultant
16 46 (2.91%) PMO Planner
17 45 (2.85%) Senior Manager
18 43 (2.72%) Project Analyst
19 41 (2.60%) Project Officer
20 39 (2.47%) Senior Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (2.03%) .NET
2 28 (1.77%) Middleware
3 22 (1.39%) XML
4 13 (0.82%) HTML
4 13 (0.82%) Web Services
5 5 (0.32%) CSS
5 5 (0.32%) SOAP
6 4 (0.25%) Flash
6 4 (0.25%) IBM Integration Bus
6 4 (0.25%) JSON
6 4 (0.25%) Oracle Fusion
6 4 (0.25%) REST
6 4 (0.25%) Velocity
7 3 (0.19%) .NET Framework
7 3 (0.19%) ASP.NET
8 2 (0.13%) Ajax
8 2 (0.13%) COM
8 2 (0.13%) LAMP
8 2 (0.13%) SAP Basis
8 2 (0.13%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 196 (12.41%) Analytical Skills
2 86 (5.45%) Data Centre
2 86 (5.45%) PMI
3 73 (4.62%) Management Information System
4 28 (1.77%) Virtual Team
5 19 (1.20%) Equities
6 15 (0.95%) Computer Science
6 15 (0.95%) Fixed Income
7 14 (0.89%) User Experience
8 13 (0.82%) FMCG
9 12 (0.76%) NHS
9 12 (0.76%) Replication
9 12 (0.76%) Tandem
10 9 (0.57%) Enterprise Storage
11 7 (0.44%) Client/Server
11 7 (0.44%) Credit Risk
11 7 (0.44%) e-Learning
11 7 (0.44%) Mobile App
11 7 (0.44%) Statistics
11 7 (0.44%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 90 (5.70%) Windows
2 52 (3.29%) Unix
3 28 (1.77%) Windows Server
4 26 (1.65%) Linux
5 17 (1.08%) Solaris
6 16 (1.01%) Windows Server 2003
7 15 (0.95%) AIX
8 12 (0.76%) Windows 7
9 9 (0.57%) Windows Phone
10 6 (0.38%) Mac OS
11 5 (0.32%) Windows Server 2012
12 4 (0.25%) pSOS
12 4 (0.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (0.25%) Windows Server 2008
13 3 (0.19%) Windows 10
14 2 (0.13%) Android
14 2 (0.13%) Apple iOS
14 2 (0.13%) Windows XP
15 1 (0.063%) CentOS
15 1 (0.063%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 793 (50.22%) Project Management
2 546 (34.58%) PRINCE2
3 302 (19.13%) Stakeholder Management
4 293 (18.56%) Agile Software Development
5 198 (12.54%) Project Planning
6 164 (10.39%) Change Management
7 159 (10.07%) ITIL
8 144 (9.12%) Change Control
9 141 (8.93%) Programme Management
10 115 (7.28%) Migration
11 100 (6.33%) Waterfall
12 98 (6.21%) Risk Management
13 83 (5.26%) Business Analysis
13 83 (5.26%) SDLC
14 82 (5.19%) Scrum
15 81 (5.13%) CRM
16 73 (4.62%) Coaching
17 72 (4.56%) PRINCE
18 67 (4.24%) Resource Management
19 65 (4.12%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 81 (5.13%) SQL
2 20 (1.27%) C
3 19 (1.20%) Java
4 18 (1.14%) VBA
5 12 (0.76%) VB
6 11 (0.70%) C++
7 6 (0.38%) C#
7 6 (0.38%) Shell Script
8 5 (0.32%) JavaScript
8 5 (0.32%) PowerShell
8 5 (0.32%) T-SQL
9 3 (0.19%) VBScript
10 2 (0.13%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.063%) Embedded C
11 1 (0.063%) PHP
Qualifications
1 196 (12.41%) Security Cleared
2 142 (8.99%) PMI Certification
3 138 (8.74%) SC Cleared
4 128 (8.11%) Degree
5 85 (5.38%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 82 (5.19%) PMP
7 55 (3.48%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 43 (2.72%) APMP
9 26 (1.65%) ISEB
10 24 (1.52%) ITIL Certification
11 23 (1.46%) DV Cleared
12 22 (1.39%) CISSP
13 20 (1.27%) BPSS Clearance
14 10 (0.63%) Cisco Certification
15 9 (0.57%) CCNA
15 9 (0.57%) CISM
16 8 (0.51%) GCIA
16 8 (0.51%) MCSE
16 8 (0.51%) Microsoft Certification
16 8 (0.51%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 74 (4.69%) QA
2 21 (1.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 20 (1.27%) Data Quality
4 14 (0.89%) Disclosure Scotland
5 9 (0.57%) P3O
6 8 (0.51%) SLA
7 7 (0.44%) MiFID
7 7 (0.44%) PCI DSS
8 6 (0.38%) COBIT
9 5 (0.32%) GxP
9 5 (0.32%) PMBOK
10 4 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 3 (0.19%) COSO
11 3 (0.19%) FATCA
11 3 (0.19%) SAS 70
12 2 (0.13%) CRD IV
12 2 (0.13%) FINREP
12 2 (0.13%) GCP
13 1 (0.063%) ISO 9000
13 1 (0.063%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 34 (2.15%) Active Directory
2 23 (1.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (0.63%) Virtual Machines
4 9 (0.57%) UAG
5 8 (0.51%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 8 (0.51%) VMware ESXi
5 8 (0.51%) XenApp
6 1 (0.063%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.063%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 12 (0.76%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 10 (0.63%) HP Quality Center
3 9 (0.57%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 8 (0.51%) Backup Exec
4 8 (0.51%) IBM BigFix
4 8 (0.51%) SCOM
4 8 (0.51%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
5 6 (0.38%) RSA Security Analytics
6 3 (0.19%) SCCM
7 1 (0.063%) ServiceCenter
7 1 (0.063%) WSUS
Vendors
1 645 (40.85%) Microsoft
2 88 (5.57%) Oracle
3 59 (3.74%) SAP
4 31 (1.96%) HP
5 25 (1.58%) VMware
6 24 (1.52%) Google
7 20 (1.27%) Salesforce.com
8 18 (1.14%) IBM
9 15 (0.95%) Amdocs
9 15 (0.95%) Citrix
9 15 (0.95%) Remedy
10 14 (0.89%) Ericsson
10 14 (0.89%) Planview
11 13 (0.82%) Cisco
12 12 (0.76%) PeopleSoft
13 11 (0.70%) Cognos
13 11 (0.70%) Rally
14 10 (0.63%) CheckPoint
14 10 (0.63%) Symantec
15 9 (0.57%) Lotus
Warwickshire
Spring Technology
Rate: £300.00 - £350 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Rate: £450.00 - £455 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £450 to £530 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Worthing, West Sussex
Randstad Strategic Accounts
Rate: £575 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Spencer Knight Recruitment
Rate: From £500 to £800 per day NEG - Depending on Experience
Posted: 2 days ago
Hove, East Sussex
Hydrogen
Rate: £200.00 - £203.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Reed Technology
Rate: £350 - £440 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harrington Boyd
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
LA International
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Hampshire
LA International
Rate: £335 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Rate: From £300 to £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Opilio Recruitment
Rate: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Edinburgh
Orgtel
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Coventry
Bluefire Professional Services
Rate: £450 per day, Initial contract 3 months
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