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 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Project
Rank 154 110 109
Rank change year-on-year
-44 -1
Contract jobs citing MS Project 895 1057 1081
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.60% 1.90% 1.98%
As % of the Applications category 15.00% 15.40% 15.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 620 689 649
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £530 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £363 £363
% change year-on-year
-3.44% -0.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 28 21
Average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.12 £12.35 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.41 £32.50 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £22.50 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+40.00% -21.05%

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
5967 6862 7052
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 10.68% 12.31% 12.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 3622 3723 3702
Average daily rate £350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £165 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £303
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +7.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 469 671 672
Average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £15.85
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -5.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.20 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.60 £33.00 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+13.79% -3.33%

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 29 April 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 29 April 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MS Project within the UK over the 3 months to 29 April 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
(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 -44 827 £400 - 96
London -34 349 £425 -5.55% 38
South East -19 208 £355 -11.25% 21
Hampshire -6 68 £330 -12.00% 5
Berkshire +33 66 £323 -7.85% 6
West Midlands -18 65 £300 -5.13% 6
Scotland -23 58 £335 +3.07% 10
North West -60 49 £366 +4.57% 10
City of London +12 45 £413 -10.32% 7
Edinburgh +7 38 £375 +15.38% 8
Reading +16 37 £254 -41.32%
East of England +16 35 £400 +28.00% 6
South West -23 35 £350 - 8
Yorkshire +5 33 £343 -3.79% 6
East Midlands +8 30 £363 +11.97% 1
Buckinghamshire +1 28 £390 -8.23% 1
West Yorkshire -1 26 £330 -7.30% 6
Manchester -39 25 £400 - 9
Birmingham +5 23 £300 -4.00%
Nottinghamshire +8 21 £483 -1.02%
Leeds +8 21 £335 +1.13% 4
Milton Keynes -11 21 £390 -5.45% 1
Surrey -14 21 £458 +1.66% 6
Cheshire -10 18 £300 -5.51% 1
Gosport -3 16 £331 -37.73%
Nottingham -4 13 £483 -3.50%
Hook +8 12 £301 -24.75% 1
Coventry -11 11 £363 -24.67% 1
Cambridgeshire +11 10 £400 +33.33% 2
Warwickshire -3 10 £333 -5.00%

MS Project
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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.

1 832 (49.49%) Project Management
2 771 (45.87%) MS Excel
3 666 (39.62%) PRINCE2
4 644 (38.31%) Microsoft
5 605 (35.99%) Finance
6 381 (22.67%) MS Office
7 352 (20.94%) Agile Software Development
8 329 (19.57%) MS Visio
9 314 (18.68%) Stakeholder Management
10 306 (18.20%) MS PowerPoint
11 270 (16.06%) SharePoint
12 257 (15.29%) Security Cleared
13 207 (12.31%) Project Planning
14 195 (11.60%) PMI Certification
15 188 (11.18%) ITIL
16 183 (10.89%) SC Cleared
17 175 (10.41%) Analytical Skills
18 160 (9.52%) Banking
19 156 (9.28%) Change Control
20 152 (9.04%) Degree
21 151 (8.98%) Programme Management
22 150 (8.92%) Change Management
23 135 (8.03%) Waterfall
24 114 (6.78%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
25 113 (6.72%) PMI
26 110 (6.54%) PMP
27 105 (6.25%) SQL
27 105 (6.25%) Oracle
28 102 (6.07%) Risk Management
29 101 (6.01%) Migration

MS Project
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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
1 270 (16.06%) SharePoint
2 57 (3.39%) MS Project Server
3 40 (2.38%) Confluence
4 13 (0.77%) SharePoint 2013
5 12 (0.71%) MS Exchange
6 11 (0.65%) Skype for Business
7 10 (0.59%) SAS
8 9 (0.54%) CMS
8 9 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2003
8 9 (0.54%) SharePoint 2010
9 8 (0.48%) JBoss
10 5 (0.30%) WebLogic
11 3 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2007
11 3 (0.18%) IBM Notes
11 3 (0.18%) OpenStack
11 3 (0.18%) WebSphere
12 2 (0.12%) Alfresco
12 2 (0.12%) BizTalk Server
12 2 (0.12%) IIS
12 2 (0.12%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 771 (45.87%) MS Excel
2 381 (22.67%) MS Office
3 329 (19.57%) MS Visio
4 306 (18.20%) MS PowerPoint
5 18 (1.07%) Spreadsheet
6 11 (0.65%) Acrobat
7 7 (0.42%) Photoshop
8 5 (0.30%) Adobe Illustrator
8 5 (0.30%) Open Workbench
9 3 (0.18%) Mingle
10 1 (0.059%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 35 (2.08%) Primavera
2 24 (1.43%) Dynamics CRM
3 10 (0.59%) Oracle EBS
4 7 (0.42%) CA PPM
4 7 (0.42%) Dynamics AX
4 7 (0.42%) Oracle Financials
5 6 (0.36%) Dynamics NAV
5 6 (0.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 5 (0.30%) SAP SRM
7 4 (0.24%) OpenText VIM for SAP
7 4 (0.24%) Oracle Payables
8 3 (0.18%) assyst
8 3 (0.18%) Infor LN
8 3 (0.18%) Oracle ERP
8 3 (0.18%) Oracle Receivables
8 3 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
8 3 (0.18%) SAP PS
9 2 (0.12%) Maximo
9 2 (0.12%) Oracle HRMS
10 1 (0.059%) BASE24
Cloud Services
1 27 (1.61%) Office 365
2 15 (0.89%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (0.48%) Google Apps
4 5 (0.30%) SaaS
4 5 (0.30%) Trello
5 4 (0.24%) IBM Blueworks
6 3 (0.18%) Amazon AWS
7 2 (0.12%) Basecamp
7 2 (0.12%) OneDrive
7 2 (0.12%) PaaS
7 2 (0.12%) SuccessFactors
8 1 (0.059%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.059%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.059%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 30 (1.78%) WAN
2 28 (1.67%) LAN
3 22 (1.31%) Wi-Fi
4 14 (0.83%) VPN
5 12 (0.71%) Firewall
5 12 (0.71%) LTE
6 11 (0.65%) VoLTE
7 10 (0.59%) DNS
8 9 (0.54%) ATM
9 8 (0.48%) Intrusion Detection
9 8 (0.48%) SAN
10 7 (0.42%) Internet
10 7 (0.42%) Wireless
11 6 (0.36%) DHCP
11 6 (0.36%) Network Security
12 5 (0.30%) IP Telephony
12 5 (0.30%) Unified Communications
13 4 (0.24%) Extranet
13 4 (0.24%) HTTP
13 4 (0.24%) SDH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (2.68%) SQL Server
2 33 (1.96%) Data Warehouse
3 28 (1.67%) Oracle Reports
4 19 (1.13%) MS Access
5 15 (0.89%) Oracle Database
6 12 (0.71%) SQL Server 2012
7 11 (0.65%) BusinessObjects
7 11 (0.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 10 (0.59%) Data Mining
8 10 (0.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 10 (0.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 8 (0.48%) Azure SQL Database
9 8 (0.48%) Big Data
9 8 (0.48%) SQL Server 2014
10 5 (0.30%) Oracle OWB
11 4 (0.24%) Oracle Database 11g
11 4 (0.24%) SAP BW
11 4 (0.24%) SQL Server 2008
12 3 (0.18%) Oracle BI EE
12 3 (0.18%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 79 (4.70%) JIRA
2 23 (1.37%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (0.42%) Git (software)
4 6 (0.36%) Subversion
4 6 (0.36%) 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
6 3 (0.18%) FrontPage
6 3 (0.18%) JIRA Agile
6 3 (0.18%) LSMW
7 2 (0.12%) ERwin
7 2 (0.12%) StarTeam
7 2 (0.12%) VersionOne
8 1 (0.059%) Capybara
8 1 (0.059%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 1 (0.059%) Zephyr
General
1 605 (35.99%) Finance
2 160 (9.52%) Banking
3 87 (5.18%) Telecoms
4 65 (3.87%) Retail
5 48 (2.86%) Law
6 32 (1.90%) Legal
7 29 (1.73%) Marketing
8 25 (1.49%) Investment Banking
9 24 (1.43%) Manufacturing
10 22 (1.31%) Pharmaceutical
11 21 (1.25%) Advertising
11 21 (1.25%) Financial Institution
12 17 (1.01%) Publishing
13 14 (0.83%) Automotive
14 13 (0.77%) Back Office
15 12 (0.71%) Spanish Language
16 11 (0.65%) Front Office
16 11 (0.65%) German Language
16 11 (0.65%) Retail Banking
17 10 (0.59%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 627 (37.30%) Project Manager
2 324 (19.27%) Analyst
3 127 (7.56%) PMO Analyst
4 109 (6.48%) IT Manager
5 107 (6.37%) Project Planner
6 93 (5.53%) Business Analyst
7 88 (5.23%) IT Project Manager
8 77 (4.58%) Infrastructure Manager
9 76 (4.52%) Programme Planner
10 74 (4.40%) Infrastructure Project Manager
11 70 (4.16%) Coordinator
12 52 (3.09%) PMO Planner
13 51 (3.03%) Project Coordinator
14 48 (2.86%) PMO Manager
14 48 (2.86%) Project Analyst
15 46 (2.74%) Project Officer
16 44 (2.62%) Senior Manager
17 41 (2.44%) Digital Project Manager
17 41 (2.44%) Technical Manager
18 39 (2.32%) Senior Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (1.90%) XML
2 21 (1.25%) .NET
3 13 (0.77%) Middleware
4 11 (0.65%) HTML
5 7 (0.42%) Web Services
6 5 (0.30%) EDI
6 5 (0.30%) SOAP
6 5 (0.30%) Velocity
7 4 (0.24%) CSS
7 4 (0.24%) EDIFACT
7 4 (0.24%) Flash
7 4 (0.24%) SAP Fiori
8 2 (0.12%) .NET Framework
8 2 (0.12%) COM
8 2 (0.12%) Oracle GoldenGate
8 2 (0.12%) XBRL
8 2 (0.12%) XML Messaging
8 2 (0.12%) XSD
9 1 (0.059%) IBM Integration Bus
9 1 (0.059%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 175 (10.41%) Analytical Skills
2 113 (6.72%) PMI
3 93 (5.53%) Management Information System
4 77 (4.58%) Data Centre
5 34 (2.02%) NHS
6 17 (1.01%) Equities
7 10 (0.59%) Computer Science
7 10 (0.59%) Smart Meter
8 9 (0.54%) User Experience
9 8 (0.48%) FMCG
9 8 (0.48%) Mobile App
10 7 (0.42%) Driving Licence
10 7 (0.42%) Enterprise Storage
10 7 (0.42%) Fixed Income
10 7 (0.42%) Statistics
10 7 (0.42%) Visualisation
11 6 (0.36%) Replication
12 5 (0.30%) Derivative
12 5 (0.30%) iPad
12 5 (0.30%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 74 (4.40%) Windows
2 42 (2.50%) Unix
3 25 (1.49%) Windows Server
4 22 (1.31%) Linux
5 16 (0.95%) Windows Server 2003
6 10 (0.59%) Windows 7
7 9 (0.54%) AIX
7 9 (0.54%) Solaris
8 8 (0.48%) Windows Server 2008
9 7 (0.42%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (0.24%) Windows Phone
10 4 (0.24%) Windows XP
11 3 (0.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (0.18%) Windows 2000
11 3 (0.18%) Windows Vista
12 2 (0.12%) Mac OS
12 2 (0.12%) pSOS
12 2 (0.12%) Windows 10
13 1 (0.059%) HPUX
13 1 (0.059%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 832 (49.49%) Project Management
2 666 (39.62%) PRINCE2
3 352 (20.94%) Agile Software Development
4 314 (18.68%) Stakeholder Management
5 207 (12.31%) Project Planning
6 188 (11.18%) ITIL
7 156 (9.28%) Change Control
8 151 (8.98%) Programme Management
9 150 (8.92%) Change Management
10 135 (8.03%) Waterfall
11 102 (6.07%) Risk Management
12 101 (6.01%) Migration
13 86 (5.12%) Business Analysis
14 76 (4.52%) PRINCE
15 75 (4.46%) Project Governance
16 74 (4.40%) Resource Management
17 73 (4.34%) SDLC
17 73 (4.34%) Stakeholder Engagement
18 69 (4.10%) Scrum
19 65 (3.87%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 105 (6.25%) SQL
2 20 (1.19%) C
2 20 (1.19%) Java
3 18 (1.07%) VBA
4 13 (0.77%) C++
5 8 (0.48%) T-SQL
5 8 (0.48%) VB
6 4 (0.24%) ABAP
6 4 (0.24%) C#
7 3 (0.18%) JavaScript
7 3 (0.18%) PL/SQL
7 3 (0.18%) PowerShell
7 3 (0.18%) VBScript
8 2 (0.12%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.059%) ActionScript
9 1 (0.059%) ActionScript 2.0
9 1 (0.059%) PHP
9 1 (0.059%) Python
9 1 (0.059%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 257 (15.29%) Security Cleared
2 195 (11.60%) PMI Certification
3 183 (10.89%) SC Cleared
4 152 (9.04%) Degree
5 114 (6.78%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 110 (6.54%) PMP
7 67 (3.99%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 64 (3.81%) DV Cleared
9 55 (3.27%) APMP
10 29 (1.73%) ISEB
11 19 (1.13%) BPSS Clearance
11 19 (1.13%) ITIL Certification
12 14 (0.83%) ISTQB
13 12 (0.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 10 (0.59%) CISSP
15 8 (0.48%) CAPM
15 8 (0.48%) GCIA
15 8 (0.48%) GCIH
16 7 (0.42%) APMG
17 6 (0.36%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 79 (4.70%) QA
2 29 (1.73%) Data Quality
3 22 (1.31%) Disclosure Scotland
4 12 (0.71%) P3O
5 11 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 10 (0.59%) COBIT
6 10 (0.59%) HL7
7 8 (0.48%) SLA
8 7 (0.42%) GxP
8 7 (0.42%) PMBOK
9 6 (0.36%) PCI DSS
10 4 (0.24%) FATCA
11 3 (0.18%) COSO
11 3 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 3 (0.18%) MiFID
11 3 (0.18%) SAS 70
12 2 (0.12%) CRD IV
12 2 (0.12%) FINREP
12 2 (0.12%) ISO20022
12 2 (0.12%) Solvency II
System Software
1 35 (2.08%) Active Directory
2 18 (1.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (0.42%) UAG
4 4 (0.24%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 4 (0.24%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (0.24%) XenApp
5 1 (0.059%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.059%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 12 (0.71%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 9 (0.54%) HP Quality Center
3 8 (0.48%) RSA Security Analytics
4 6 (0.36%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 4 (0.24%) Backup Exec
5 4 (0.24%) IBM BigFix
5 4 (0.24%) SCCM
5 4 (0.24%) SCOM
5 4 (0.24%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
6 3 (0.18%) ServiceCenter
7 1 (0.059%) HP UCMDB
7 1 (0.059%) WSUS
Vendors
1 644 (38.31%) Microsoft
2 105 (6.25%) Oracle
3 73 (4.34%) SAP
4 42 (2.50%) HP
5 24 (1.43%) VMware
6 18 (1.07%) Remedy
7 17 (1.01%) Amdocs
8 16 (0.95%) IBM
9 15 (0.89%) Ericsson
10 14 (0.83%) Citrix
11 13 (0.77%) Cognos
12 12 (0.71%) Planview
13 11 (0.65%) JD Edwards
13 11 (0.65%) PeopleSoft
14 10 (0.59%) Adobe
14 10 (0.59%) Google
15 9 (0.54%) CheckPoint
15 9 (0.54%) Cisco
15 9 (0.54%) Salesforce.com
16 8 (0.48%) Intel Security
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