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 10 February 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.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Project
Rank 155 130 106
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -24
Contract jobs citing MS Project 814 871 941
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.58% 1.68% 1.89%
As % of the Applications category 14.60% 14.20% 14.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 526 579 555
Average daily rate £375 £388 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £230 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £370 £375
% change year-on-year
-5.27% -1.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 14 24
Average hourly rate £39.31 £20.35 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+93.19% -41.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.60 £12.20 £13.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.67 £30.14 £111.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.31 £20.35 £28.00
% change year-on-year
+93.19% -27.33%

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
5575 6135 6561
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 10.84% 11.85% 13.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 3283 3478 3458
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £150 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 511 595 641
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -3.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £32.00 £36.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.25 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+12.06% -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 10 February 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 10 February 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 10 February 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 -19 750 £393 +1.61% 97
London -9 311 £410 +2.50% 34
South East -15 155 £375 +4.16% 28
Yorkshire +27 85 £325 -6.47% 6
Hampshire -3 60 £350 -6.66% 7
West Yorkshire +16 48 £330 -12.00% 2
City of London +12 48 £450 +10.42% 11
West Midlands -6 46 £345 +6.15% 5
East of England +13 44 £425 +39.34% 9
South West -8 43 £350 -11.61% 6
Berkshire +7 37 £363 +3.57% 6
North West -43 36 £315 -10.12% 5
Leeds +13 35 £350 +7.69% 1
Scotland -22 30 £355 -11.25% 5
North Yorkshire +26 29 - -
Manchester -24 22 £335 -10.66% 5
East Midlands -9 20 £425 +30.76% 4
Edinburgh -22 20 £375 -8.53% 4
Northallerton - 20 - -
Buckinghamshire -11 19 £323 +29.00% 3
Milton Keynes -10 18 £323 +29.00% 2
Surrey -14 18 £413 -6.25% 7
Wiltshire -2 16 £363 -13.48% 1
Cambridgeshire +18 15 £419 +23.16% 3
Coventry +1 15 £360 +16.12% 1
Reading -12 13 £375 -14.77%
Essex -1 12 £430 +72.00% 3
Birmingham +1 11 £340 +19.29% 1
Wales -22 11 £308 -23.12% 1
Hook +19 10 £258 -37.07%

MS Project
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 February 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.

1 801 (48.90%) Project Management
2 771 (47.07%) MS Excel
3 641 (39.13%) PRINCE2
4 611 (37.30%) Microsoft
5 595 (36.32%) Finance
6 372 (22.71%) MS Office
7 367 (22.41%) Agile Software Development
8 326 (19.90%) Stakeholder Management
9 308 (18.80%) MS PowerPoint
10 307 (18.74%) MS Visio
11 262 (16.00%) Security Cleared
12 255 (15.57%) SharePoint
13 222 (13.55%) Project Planning
14 202 (12.33%) SC Cleared
15 200 (12.21%) PMI Certification
16 182 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
17 170 (10.38%) Banking
18 169 (10.32%) Programme Management
19 166 (10.13%) ITIL
20 151 (9.22%) Waterfall
21 144 (8.79%) Change Control
22 141 (8.61%) Degree
22 141 (8.61%) Change Management
23 136 (8.30%) PMP
24 132 (8.06%) Migration
25 112 (6.84%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
26 106 (6.47%) SQL
27 102 (6.23%) PMI
28 97 (5.92%) Management Information System
28 97 (5.92%) Risk Management

MS Project
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 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
1 255 (15.57%) SharePoint
2 67 (4.09%) MS Project Server
3 37 (2.26%) Confluence
4 14 (0.85%) SharePoint 2013
5 9 (0.55%) CMS
6 8 (0.49%) JBoss
6 8 (0.49%) SharePoint 2010
7 7 (0.43%) MS Exchange
7 7 (0.43%) SAS
8 4 (0.24%) eRoom
8 4 (0.24%) IIS
8 4 (0.24%) WebSphere
9 3 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2003
9 3 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2007
9 3 (0.18%) Skype for Business
10 2 (0.12%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (0.12%) IBM Domino
10 2 (0.12%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.061%) MQSeries
11 1 (0.061%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 771 (47.07%) MS Excel
2 372 (22.71%) MS Office
3 308 (18.80%) MS PowerPoint
4 307 (18.74%) MS Visio
5 20 (1.22%) Spreadsheet
6 10 (0.61%) Acrobat
7 6 (0.37%) Adobe Illustrator
7 6 (0.37%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.12%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 37 (2.26%) Primavera
2 14 (0.85%) Dynamics CRM
3 8 (0.49%) Oracle Financials
4 7 (0.43%) CA PPM
5 6 (0.37%) Dynamics AX
5 6 (0.37%) Dynamics NAV
6 5 (0.31%) Oracle EBS
6 5 (0.31%) Remedy ITSM
6 5 (0.31%) SAP SRM
7 4 (0.24%) Oracle EBS R12
7 4 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 3 (0.18%) Infor LN
8 3 (0.18%) Oracle HRMS
8 3 (0.18%) Oracle Payables
8 3 (0.18%) SAP PS
9 2 (0.12%) Oracle Applications
9 2 (0.12%) Oracle ERP
9 2 (0.12%) Oracle Receivables
9 2 (0.12%) SAP ERP
9 2 (0.12%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 16 (0.98%) Office 365
2 15 (0.92%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (0.49%) SaaS
4 5 (0.31%) IBM Blueworks
5 3 (0.18%) Google Apps
6 2 (0.12%) Basecamp
6 2 (0.12%) PaaS
6 2 (0.12%) SuccessFactors
7 1 (0.061%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.061%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.061%) Taleo
7 1 (0.061%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 26 (1.59%) LAN
2 25 (1.53%) WAN
3 17 (1.04%) Internet
3 17 (1.04%) VPN
4 14 (0.85%) ATM
4 14 (0.85%) Intranet
5 11 (0.67%) Firewall
5 11 (0.67%) Wi-Fi
6 10 (0.61%) LTE
7 7 (0.43%) VoLTE
7 7 (0.43%) Wireless
8 6 (0.37%) HTTP
9 5 (0.31%) Extranet
9 5 (0.31%) Intrusion Detection
9 5 (0.31%) SSH
9 5 (0.31%) SSL
9 5 (0.31%) Unified Communications
10 4 (0.24%) Radio Access Network
10 4 (0.24%) TCP/IP
10 4 (0.24%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (2.93%) SQL Server
2 36 (2.20%) Data Warehouse
3 18 (1.10%) Oracle Reports
4 16 (0.98%) MS Access
5 14 (0.85%) Oracle Database
5 14 (0.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 13 (0.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 12 (0.73%) SQL Server 2012
8 10 (0.61%) Big Data
8 10 (0.61%) BusinessObjects
8 10 (0.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 9 (0.55%) Data Mining
10 8 (0.49%) Azure SQL Database
10 8 (0.49%) SQL Server 2014
11 7 (0.43%) QlikView
12 5 (0.31%) Oracle Database 11g
12 5 (0.31%) Relational Database
12 5 (0.31%) SQL Server 2008
12 5 (0.31%) SQLPlus
13 4 (0.24%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 79 (4.82%) JIRA
2 31 (1.89%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (0.43%) Git (software)
3 7 (0.43%) Visual Studio
4 6 (0.37%) Subversion
5 4 (0.24%) Artifactory
5 4 (0.24%) Bitbucket
5 4 (0.24%) Sonatype Nexus
5 4 (0.24%) TeamCity
6 3 (0.18%) Cucumber
6 3 (0.18%) ERwin
6 3 (0.18%) FrontPage
6 3 (0.18%) HP UFT
6 3 (0.18%) Rational DOORS
6 3 (0.18%) Rational Rose
6 3 (0.18%) Zephyr
7 2 (0.12%) Oracle Forms
7 2 (0.12%) SoapUI
7 2 (0.12%) StarTeam
7 2 (0.12%) WatiN
General
1 595 (36.32%) Finance
2 170 (10.38%) Banking
3 83 (5.07%) Telecoms
4 69 (4.21%) Retail
5 49 (2.99%) Law
6 43 (2.63%) Legal
7 39 (2.38%) Investment Banking
8 38 (2.32%) Marketing
9 25 (1.53%) Advertising
10 23 (1.40%) Financial Institution
11 20 (1.22%) Manufacturing
11 20 (1.22%) Pharmaceutical
12 19 (1.16%) Back Office
13 18 (1.10%) Front Office
13 18 (1.10%) Publishing
14 16 (0.98%) Billing
15 14 (0.85%) Retail Banking
16 10 (0.61%) Automotive
17 8 (0.49%) German Language
17 8 (0.49%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 636 (38.83%) Project Manager
2 300 (18.32%) Analyst
3 110 (6.72%) Business Analyst
4 99 (6.04%) Project Planner
5 93 (5.68%) PMO Analyst
6 91 (5.56%) IT Manager
7 82 (5.01%) Infrastructure Manager
8 78 (4.76%) Infrastructure Project Manager
9 76 (4.64%) Coordinator
10 70 (4.27%) IT Project Manager
11 54 (3.30%) PMO Manager
12 52 (3.17%) Project Coordinator
13 51 (3.11%) PMO Planner
13 51 (3.11%) Project Analyst
14 50 (3.05%) Programme Planner
15 48 (2.93%) Programme Manager
16 47 (2.87%) Digital Project Manager
17 44 (2.69%) Project Officer
17 44 (2.69%) Technical Manager
18 40 (2.44%) Technical Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (1.95%) XML
2 18 (1.10%) HTML
3 14 (0.85%) .NET
4 9 (0.55%) Middleware
5 8 (0.49%) CSS
5 8 (0.49%) Web Services
6 6 (0.37%) EDI
7 5 (0.31%) EDIFACT
7 5 (0.31%) Velocity
8 4 (0.24%) SAP Fiori
8 4 (0.24%) XSD
9 3 (0.18%) Ajax
9 3 (0.18%) AngularJS
9 3 (0.18%) Rendezvous
9 3 (0.18%) SOAP
9 3 (0.18%) WebSphere MQ
9 3 (0.18%) XBRL
10 2 (0.12%) CSS3
10 2 (0.12%) HTML5
10 2 (0.12%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 182 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 102 (6.23%) PMI
3 97 (5.92%) Management Information System
4 69 (4.21%) Data Centre
5 34 (2.08%) NHS
6 13 (0.79%) Equities
7 12 (0.73%) Smart Meter
8 10 (0.61%) Computer Science
8 10 (0.61%) Visualisation
9 9 (0.55%) Data Structures
9 9 (0.55%) User Experience
10 8 (0.49%) Driving Licence
10 8 (0.49%) Mobile App
11 6 (0.37%) Clustering
11 6 (0.37%) Life Science
11 6 (0.37%) PKI
11 6 (0.37%) Reinsurance
11 6 (0.37%) Statistics
12 5 (0.31%) Fixed Income
12 5 (0.31%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 79 (4.82%) Windows
2 36 (2.20%) Unix
3 31 (1.89%) Linux
4 23 (1.40%) Windows Server
5 14 (0.85%) Windows 7
6 12 (0.73%) AIX
7 11 (0.67%) Solaris
8 10 (0.61%) Windows Server 2003
8 10 (0.61%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (0.37%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (0.37%) Windows XP
10 5 (0.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (0.24%) pSOS
12 3 (0.18%) Windows 2000
12 3 (0.18%) Windows Vista
13 2 (0.12%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.061%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.061%) HPUX
14 1 (0.061%) SUSE
14 1 (0.061%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 801 (48.90%) Project Management
2 641 (39.13%) PRINCE2
3 367 (22.41%) Agile Software Development
4 326 (19.90%) Stakeholder Management
5 222 (13.55%) Project Planning
6 169 (10.32%) Programme Management
7 166 (10.13%) ITIL
8 151 (9.22%) Waterfall
9 144 (8.79%) Change Control
10 141 (8.61%) Change Management
11 132 (8.06%) Migration
12 97 (5.92%) Risk Management
13 85 (5.19%) Business Analysis
13 85 (5.19%) PRINCE
14 74 (4.52%) SDLC
15 71 (4.33%) Project Governance
16 69 (4.21%) Resource Management
17 61 (3.72%) Stakeholder Engagement
17 61 (3.72%) Time Management
18 59 (3.60%) People Management
Programming Languages
1 106 (6.47%) SQL
2 29 (1.77%) C
3 23 (1.40%) VBA
4 20 (1.22%) Java
5 19 (1.16%) C++
6 10 (0.61%) C#
6 10 (0.61%) VB
7 9 (0.55%) JavaScript
7 9 (0.55%) T-SQL
8 7 (0.43%) VBScript
9 6 (0.37%) PL/SQL
10 4 (0.24%) ABAP
11 2 (0.12%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.061%) ActionScript
12 1 (0.061%) ActionScript 2.0
12 1 (0.061%) Embedded C
12 1 (0.061%) Perl
12 1 (0.061%) Python
12 1 (0.061%) Ruby
12 1 (0.061%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 262 (16.00%) Security Cleared
2 202 (12.33%) SC Cleared
3 200 (12.21%) PMI Certification
4 141 (8.61%) Degree
5 136 (8.30%) PMP
6 112 (6.84%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 75 (4.58%) DV Cleared
7 75 (4.58%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 60 (3.66%) APMP
9 31 (1.89%) ISEB
10 25 (1.53%) ITIL Certification
11 17 (1.04%) BPSS Clearance
12 13 (0.79%) ISTQB
12 13 (0.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 8 (0.49%) CISSP
13 8 (0.49%) IIBA
13 8 (0.49%) PgMP
14 7 (0.43%) APMG
14 7 (0.43%) CAPM
15 6 (0.37%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 73 (4.46%) QA
2 29 (1.77%) Data Quality
3 20 (1.22%) Disclosure Scotland
4 14 (0.85%) SLA
5 12 (0.73%) P3O
6 10 (0.61%) COBIT
6 10 (0.61%) HL7
7 8 (0.49%) PCI DSS
7 8 (0.49%) PMBOK
8 7 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 5 (0.31%) COSO
9 5 (0.31%) SAS 70
10 4 (0.24%) JSP 440
11 3 (0.18%) ISO20022
11 3 (0.18%) MiFID
12 2 (0.12%) FATCA
12 2 (0.12%) GAMP
12 2 (0.12%) GxP
12 2 (0.12%) ISO 9001
12 2 (0.12%) Solvency II
System Software
1 30 (1.83%) Active Directory
2 10 (0.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.12%) UAG
4 1 (0.061%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.061%) IAG
4 1 (0.061%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 9 (0.55%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (0.49%) SCCM
3 5 (0.31%) RSA Security Analytics
3 5 (0.31%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 3 (0.18%) Control-M
5 2 (0.12%) Cisco IPCC
5 2 (0.12%) NSN NetAct
5 2 (0.12%) ServiceCenter
6 1 (0.061%) HP UCMDB
6 1 (0.061%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 1 (0.061%) WSUS
Vendors
1 611 (37.30%) Microsoft
2 96 (5.86%) Oracle
3 82 (5.01%) SAP
4 27 (1.65%) HP
5 20 (1.22%) VMware
6 16 (0.98%) Planview
7 14 (0.85%) IBM
7 14 (0.85%) Remedy
8 12 (0.73%) Citrix
9 11 (0.67%) Adobe
9 11 (0.67%) Cisco
10 10 (0.61%) Cognos
11 9 (0.55%) Amdocs
12 8 (0.49%) Atlassian
13 7 (0.43%) Ericsson
13 7 (0.43%) Google
13 7 (0.43%) ServiceNow
14 6 (0.37%) CheckPoint
14 6 (0.37%) Intel Security
14 6 (0.37%) Rally
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