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 24 February 2017 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
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Project
UK
Rank 174 149 129
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -20
Contract jobs citing MS Project 674 862 926
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.48% 1.66% 1.76%
As % of the Applications category 13.99% 15.15% 14.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 449 581 594
Median daily rate £375 £375 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -4.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
-3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 19 18
Median hourly rate £44.99 £40.00 £20.92
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.46% +91.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.60 £19.80 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.25 £49.78 £30.06
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.24 £40.00 £20.35
% change year-on-year
+3.09% +96.60%

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
4818 5689 6238
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 10.61% 10.94% 11.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 2900 3383 3530
Median daily rate £350 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £170 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 459 506 597
Median hourly rate £15.00 £16.50 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +4.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £10.29
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £16.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-12.12% +13.79%

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 24 February 2017.

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 February 2017.

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 24 February 2017. 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 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 -29 610 £386 -3.43% 90
London -46 222 £450 +9.75% 30
South East -8 131 £350 -12.50% 14
South West +52 80 £380 +8.57% 9
Wiltshire +38 57 £320 -11.65% 3
Berkshire +30 56 £330 -17.50% 3
West Midlands 0 40 £338 -0.73% 8
East of England -3 39 £350 -17.64% 4
Reading +40 36 £220 -41.33% 1
Scotland +26 32 £319 -13.02% 3
Hampshire -23 29 £330 -5.71% 3
North West +13 27 £465 +45.31% 15
City of London -19 27 £500 +11.11% 7
Yorkshire -29 24 £365 +16.80% 4
Corsham - 24 £375 -
East Midlands -1 23 £270 -39.15% 6
Milton Keynes +2 22 £415 +12.16%
Buckinghamshire -12 22 £415 +6.41%
Essex +3 18 £268 -37.79% 1
County Antrim - 17 £370 -
Northern Ireland - 17 £370 -
Belfast - 17 £370 -
Glasgow +8 16 £285 -18.57%
West Yorkshire -7 16 £365 +16.80% 4
North East -9 14 £310 -30.33%
Manchester +2 13 £350 +3.70% 10
Coventry -6 13 £337 -6.31% 1
Edinburgh +13 11 £359 -4.40% 2
Wales +9 11 £350 +15.22%
Bristol +3 10 £420 +35.48% 6

MS Project
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 February 2017, 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.

1 676 (51.49%) MS Excel
2 663 (50.50%) Project Management
3 549 (41.81%) Microsoft
4 538 (40.97%) Finance
5 456 (34.73%) PRINCE2
6 350 (26.66%) MS Office
7 315 (23.99%) Agile Software Development
8 287 (21.86%) MS Visio
9 278 (21.17%) Security Cleared
10 266 (20.26%) MS PowerPoint
11 240 (18.28%) Stakeholder Management
12 230 (17.52%) Project Planning
13 225 (17.14%) SC Cleared
14 224 (17.06%) SharePoint
15 185 (14.09%) Programme Management
16 169 (12.87%) Analytical Skills
17 136 (10.36%) ITIL
18 129 (9.82%) Management Information System
19 127 (9.67%) Change Management
20 118 (8.99%) Risk Management
21 106 (8.07%) Banking
22 102 (7.77%) Telecoms
23 97 (7.39%) Change Control
24 88 (6.70%) Migration
25 83 (6.32%) PMP
26 80 (6.09%) Waterfall
27 79 (6.02%) Degree
28 73 (5.56%) PMI Certification
29 66 (5.03%) SAP
30 64 (4.87%) Business Intelligence

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
1 224 (17.06%) SharePoint
2 41 (3.12%) MS Project Server
3 28 (2.13%) SharePoint Server
4 26 (1.98%) Confluence
5 11 (0.84%) CMS
6 6 (0.46%) BizTalk Server
6 6 (0.46%) Oracle Workflow
7 4 (0.30%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 4 (0.30%) IIS
7 4 (0.30%) MS Exchange
7 4 (0.30%) SharePoint 2013
7 4 (0.30%) Tomcat
7 4 (0.30%) WebSphere
8 3 (0.23%) Documentum
8 3 (0.23%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (0.15%) Drupal
9 2 (0.15%) SAS
10 1 (0.076%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.076%) SAP Portal
10 1 (0.076%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 676 (51.49%) MS Excel
2 350 (26.66%) MS Office
3 287 (21.86%) MS Visio
4 266 (20.26%) MS PowerPoint
5 27 (2.06%) Spreadsheet
6 7 (0.53%) AutoCAD
7 4 (0.30%) Open Workbench
8 3 (0.23%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.076%) Maya
Business Applications
1 39 (2.97%) Primavera
2 37 (2.82%) Dynamics CRM
3 21 (1.60%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 20 (1.52%) Oracle EBS
5 15 (1.14%) Oracle Applications
5 15 (1.14%) Oracle EBS R12
6 9 (0.69%) CA PPM
7 5 (0.38%) Dynamics AX
8 4 (0.30%) Demantra
8 4 (0.30%) Oracle 11i
8 4 (0.30%) SAP HR
8 4 (0.30%) SnowdropKCS
9 3 (0.23%) SAP ERP
9 3 (0.23%) SAP GRC
10 2 (0.15%) SAP BPC
10 2 (0.15%) SAP CRM
11 1 (0.076%) SAP CO
11 1 (0.076%) SAP FI
11 1 (0.076%) SAP FI/CO
11 1 (0.076%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 57 (4.34%) Office 365
2 15 (1.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (0.99%) SuccessFactors
4 10 (0.76%) SaaS
5 7 (0.53%) Amazon AWS
6 6 (0.46%) G Suite
7 4 (0.30%) IaaS
8 2 (0.15%) Basecamp
8 2 (0.15%) IBM Blueworks
8 2 (0.15%) IBM Cloud
8 2 (0.15%) SoftLayer
8 2 (0.15%) Trello
9 1 (0.076%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.076%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 43 (3.27%) Wi-Fi
2 35 (2.67%) LTE
3 34 (2.59%) VoLTE
4 13 (0.99%) Firewall
5 7 (0.53%) LAN
6 5 (0.38%) Intranet
6 5 (0.38%) Intrusion Detection
6 5 (0.38%) MGW
6 5 (0.38%) Unified Communications
6 5 (0.38%) WAN
7 4 (0.30%) Network Security
7 4 (0.30%) SDH
8 3 (0.23%) HTTP
8 3 (0.23%) SAN
8 3 (0.23%) TCP/IP
9 2 (0.15%) SSH
9 2 (0.15%) SSL
9 2 (0.15%) VoIP
9 2 (0.15%) VPN
9 2 (0.15%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (2.44%) SQL Server
2 19 (1.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 15 (1.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 13 (0.99%) Oracle BI EE
4 13 (0.99%) Power BI
5 12 (0.91%) Data Mining
5 12 (0.91%) Data Warehouse
6 9 (0.69%) Oracle Reports
6 9 (0.69%) SQL Server 2008
7 8 (0.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 7 (0.53%) SQL Server 2012
9 6 (0.46%) Text Mining
10 5 (0.38%) MS Access
10 5 (0.38%) SQL Server 2005
11 4 (0.30%) Crystal Reports
11 4 (0.30%) DTS
11 4 (0.30%) Oracle BI Publisher
11 4 (0.30%) Oracle Database
11 4 (0.30%) Oracle Database 10g
11 4 (0.30%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 47 (3.58%) JIRA
2 11 (0.84%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (0.38%) Visual Studio
4 4 (0.30%) JDeveloper
4 4 (0.30%) Oracle Forms
5 2 (0.15%) NUnit
6 1 (0.076%) Axure RP
6 1 (0.076%) HP UFT
6 1 (0.076%) QAComplete
6 1 (0.076%) Talend Open Studio
6 1 (0.076%) TestComplete
6 1 (0.076%) VersionOne
6 1 (0.076%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 538 (40.97%) Finance
2 106 (8.07%) Banking
3 102 (7.77%) Telecoms
4 60 (4.57%) Legal
5 51 (3.88%) Retail
6 45 (3.43%) Manufacturing
7 43 (3.27%) Marketing
8 30 (2.28%) Law
9 24 (1.83%) Advertising
10 22 (1.68%) Electronics
10 22 (1.68%) Investment Banking
11 13 (0.99%) Billing
12 12 (0.91%) Automotive
12 12 (0.91%) Pharmaceutical
13 11 (0.84%) Back Office
13 11 (0.84%) Financial Institution
14 10 (0.76%) Retail Banking
15 7 (0.53%) Publishing
16 6 (0.46%) Front Office
17 4 (0.30%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 432 (32.90%) Project Manager
2 211 (16.07%) Analyst
3 107 (8.15%) Project Planner
4 87 (6.63%) PMO Analyst
5 76 (5.79%) Business Analyst
6 70 (5.33%) Coordinator
7 67 (5.10%) Programme Planner
8 63 (4.80%) IT Manager
9 60 (4.57%) Project Coordinator
10 58 (4.42%) IT Project Manager
11 55 (4.19%) Support Officer
12 54 (4.11%) Project Analyst
13 51 (3.88%) Project Officer
14 50 (3.81%) Senior Manager
15 48 (3.66%) Project Support Officer
16 41 (3.12%) Senior Project Manager
17 35 (2.67%) Programme Manager
18 34 (2.59%) Architect
18 34 (2.59%) Voice Project Manager
19 33 (2.51%) PMO Lead
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (2.21%) .NET
2 13 (0.99%) Web Services
3 11 (0.84%) Velocity
3 11 (0.84%) XML
4 7 (0.53%) Middleware
4 7 (0.53%) WCF
5 6 (0.46%) .NET Framework
5 6 (0.46%) ASP.NET
6 4 (0.30%) HTML
6 4 (0.30%) REST
7 3 (0.23%) Ajax
7 3 (0.23%) AngularJS
7 3 (0.23%) AppFabric
7 3 (0.23%) ASP.NET Web API
7 3 (0.23%) Entity Framework
7 3 (0.23%) J2EE
7 3 (0.23%) JSON
7 3 (0.23%) KnockoutJS
7 3 (0.23%) MDX
7 3 (0.23%) Ninject
Miscellaneous
1 169 (12.87%) Analytical Skills
2 129 (9.82%) Management Information System
3 47 (3.58%) PMI
4 37 (2.82%) Data Centre
5 32 (2.44%) Virtual Team
6 16 (1.22%) User Experience
7 14 (1.07%) e-Learning
8 9 (0.69%) Learning Management System
8 9 (0.69%) NHS
9 7 (0.53%) Computer Science
9 7 (0.53%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 6 (0.46%) Derivative
10 6 (0.46%) Fixed Income
10 6 (0.46%) Mobile App
10 6 (0.46%) Public Cloud
11 5 (0.38%) CCTV
11 5 (0.38%) Equities
12 4 (0.30%) FMCG
12 4 (0.30%) Smart Meter
13 3 (0.23%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 44 (3.35%) Windows
2 22 (1.68%) Unix
3 17 (1.29%) Linux
4 11 (0.84%) Solaris
4 11 (0.84%) Windows 7
5 9 (0.69%) AIX
6 7 (0.53%) Windows Server
6 7 (0.53%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (0.46%) pSOS
8 4 (0.30%) HPUX
8 4 (0.30%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (0.30%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (0.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.15%) Android
10 2 (0.15%) VMS
11 1 (0.076%) MVS
11 1 (0.076%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 663 (50.50%) Project Management
2 456 (34.73%) PRINCE2
3 315 (23.99%) Agile Software Development
4 240 (18.28%) Stakeholder Management
5 230 (17.52%) Project Planning
6 185 (14.09%) Programme Management
7 136 (10.36%) ITIL
8 127 (9.67%) Change Management
9 118 (8.99%) Risk Management
10 97 (7.39%) Change Control
11 88 (6.70%) Migration
12 80 (6.09%) Waterfall
13 64 (4.87%) Business Intelligence
14 63 (4.80%) ERP
15 62 (4.72%) Resource Management
16 58 (4.42%) Stakeholder Engagement
17 56 (4.27%) Business Analysis
17 56 (4.27%) ITIL V3
17 56 (4.27%) Matrix Organization
18 55 (4.19%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 51 (3.88%) SQL
2 25 (1.90%) C
3 18 (1.37%) PL/SQL
4 13 (0.99%) VBA
5 9 (0.69%) Java
5 9 (0.69%) JavaScript
5 9 (0.69%) T-SQL
6 8 (0.61%) C++
7 5 (0.38%) VB
8 4 (0.30%) C#
8 4 (0.30%) R
9 3 (0.23%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 2 (0.15%) PHP
10 2 (0.15%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.076%) Pascal
11 1 (0.076%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.076%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 278 (21.17%) Security Cleared
2 225 (17.14%) SC Cleared
3 83 (6.32%) PMP
4 79 (6.02%) Degree
5 73 (5.56%) PMI Certification
6 61 (4.65%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 52 (3.96%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 49 (3.73%) DV Cleared
9 48 (3.66%) APMP
10 26 (1.98%) ISEB
11 16 (1.22%) BPSS Clearance
12 9 (0.69%) ITIL Certification
13 7 (0.53%) CREST Certified
14 5 (0.38%) MAPM
15 4 (0.30%) CEH
15 4 (0.30%) CISM
15 4 (0.30%) CISSP
15 4 (0.30%) CTC Cleared
15 4 (0.30%) ISTQB
15 4 (0.30%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (3.88%) QA
2 16 (1.22%) Disclosure Scotland
3 15 (1.14%) P3O
4 9 (0.69%) PMBOK
5 8 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 7 (0.53%) PCI DSS
7 6 (0.46%) Data Quality
7 6 (0.46%) SLA
8 5 (0.38%) GDPR
8 5 (0.38%) MiFID
9 3 (0.23%) EMIR
9 3 (0.23%) ISO 9001
9 3 (0.23%) ISO27002
10 2 (0.15%) AIFMD
10 2 (0.15%) BS25999
10 2 (0.15%) COBIT
10 2 (0.15%) COSO
10 2 (0.15%) FATCA
10 2 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 2 (0.15%) SAS 70
System Software
1 14 (1.07%) Active Directory
2 6 (0.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.23%) Snort
4 2 (0.15%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.076%) Time Sharing Option
5 1 (0.076%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 5 (0.38%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.15%) Backup Exec
2 2 (0.15%) CSIRT
2 2 (0.15%) RSA Security Analytics
2 2 (0.15%) SCCM
3 1 (0.076%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 549 (41.81%) Microsoft
2 66 (5.03%) SAP
3 54 (4.11%) Remedy
4 47 (3.58%) Oracle
5 34 (2.59%) Ericsson
6 13 (0.99%) CheckPoint
6 13 (0.99%) Hyperion
7 11 (0.84%) Adobe
7 11 (0.84%) HP
8 9 (0.69%) Cisco
8 9 (0.69%) Salesforce.com
9 8 (0.61%) IBM
9 8 (0.61%) Planview
9 8 (0.61%) VMware
10 7 (0.53%) BT
10 7 (0.53%) CA
10 7 (0.53%) CA Agile Central
11 6 (0.46%) Google
12 5 (0.38%) Atlassian
12 5 (0.38%) Citrix
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