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 1 April 2015 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
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Project
Rank 102 106 100
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -6
Contract jobs citing MS Project 1050 1013 931
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.88% 1.87% 1.97%
As % of the Applications category 15.40% 14.29% 15.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 697 611 585
Average daily rate
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£396 £375 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.60% +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £358 £333
% change year-on-year
+2.79% +7.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 19 34
Average hourly rate £22.50 £35.00 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.71% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.20 £16.50 £12.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.20 £44.70 £44.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £35.00 £33.25
% change year-on-year
-35.71% +5.26%

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
6817 7090 6118
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.23% 13.10% 12.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 3761 3676 3116
Average daily rate £350 £325 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -2.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £150 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £485 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 670 661 722
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.73 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.64% +1.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.01 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £42.50 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -3.22%

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 1 April 2015.

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 1 April 2015.

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 1 April 2015. 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 +7 956 £400 +6.66% 160
London +18 388 £413 +3.12% 69
South East -11 230 £395 +8.36% 33
North West +39 116 £395 +5.33% 13
City of London +19 82 £375 -7.86% 33
Manchester +30 69 £425 +9.67% 7
Scotland -12 68 £350 - 12
Hampshire -6 66 £363 -0.68% 7
West Midlands +1 62 £325 +8.33% 7
South West -22 59 £350 -2.57% 14
Buckinghamshire +2 49 £400 +45.45% 2
Milton Keynes -10 34 £400 +45.45% 2
Berkshire -31 32 £300 -17.92% 6
East of England -10 31 £315 -23.68% 10
Edinburgh +1 30 £388 +13.97% 8
Yorkshire -17 29 £363 +11.69% 9
East Midlands +4 28 £315 -3.07% 4
Surrey -1 26 £425 +6.25% 9
Bristol +9 25 £350 -12.50% 3
Cheshire +6 25 £310 -16.77% 6
West Sussex -1 22 £330 -22.35% 3
Oxfordshire -10 21 £500 +25.00% 2
Birmingham +6 17 £269 -34.84% 3
Glasgow -6 17 £315 -10.00% 2
West Yorkshire -17 16 £347 +6.69% 7
Reading +6 14 £443 +3.50% 1
Southampton -10 14 £287 -19.65% 2
Wiltshire -15 14 £329 -11.26% 3
Coventry -9 13 £481 +33.68% 1
Swindon -1 12 £350 -5.60%

MS Project
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, 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.

1 959 (49.92%) Project Management
2 952 (49.56%) MS Excel
3 796 (41.44%) PRINCE2
4 759 (39.51%) Finance
5 730 (38.00%) Microsoft
6 580 (30.19%) MS Office
7 427 (22.23%) MS PowerPoint
8 362 (18.84%) MS Visio
9 354 (18.43%) Stakeholder Management
10 283 (14.73%) Agile Software Development
11 277 (14.42%) Project Planning
12 271 (14.11%) Security Cleared
13 247 (12.86%) SharePoint
14 238 (12.39%) Change Management
15 235 (12.23%) Banking
16 211 (10.98%) SC Cleared
17 208 (10.83%) Degree
18 201 (10.46%) Programme Management
19 187 (9.73%) PMI Certification
20 175 (9.11%) ITIL
21 172 (8.95%) Analytical Skills
22 160 (8.33%) Retail
23 140 (7.29%) Risk Management
24 139 (7.24%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
25 137 (7.13%) Change Control
26 131 (6.82%) PMP
27 116 (6.04%) SQL
28 110 (5.73%) SAP
29 109 (5.67%) Waterfall
30 107 (5.57%) Telecoms

MS Project
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, 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
1 247 (12.86%) SharePoint
2 76 (3.96%) MS Project Server
3 15 (0.78%) SAS
3 15 (0.78%) SharePoint 2010
4 11 (0.57%) SharePoint 2013
5 10 (0.52%) MS Exchange
6 8 (0.42%) SharePoint Server
6 8 (0.42%) Confluence
6 8 (0.42%) Tomcat
7 7 (0.36%) IBM Notes
7 7 (0.36%) CMS
7 7 (0.36%) WebSphere
8 6 (0.31%) WebLogic
9 5 (0.26%) IIS
9 5 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2003
10 4 (0.21%) LiveCycle
10 4 (0.21%) Lync
10 4 (0.21%) WebLogic Portal
10 4 (0.21%) Apache
11 2 (0.10%) OpenStack
Applications
1 952 (49.56%) MS Excel
2 580 (30.19%) MS Office
3 427 (22.23%) MS PowerPoint
4 362 (18.84%) MS Visio
5 22 (1.15%) Spreadsheet
6 7 (0.36%) InfoPath
7 4 (0.21%) Open Workbench
8 3 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 2 (0.10%) Acrobat
10 1 (0.052%) Niku Workbench
10 1 (0.052%) SPSS
10 1 (0.052%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 12 (0.62%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.47%) SAP ERP
2 9 (0.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 8 (0.42%) CA PPM
4 6 (0.31%) Dynamics AX
5 5 (0.26%) Cognos TM1
5 5 (0.26%) Oracle EBS
5 5 (0.26%) SAP GRC
5 5 (0.26%) Oracle EBS R12
6 4 (0.21%) Agresso
7 3 (0.16%) Oracle Applications
7 3 (0.16%) Oracle Retail
7 3 (0.16%) Changepoint
8 2 (0.10%) Remedy ITSM
8 2 (0.10%) Siebel Analytics
8 2 (0.10%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 2 (0.10%) Tridion
8 2 (0.10%) Oracle Financials
9 1 (0.052%) SAP R/3
9 1 (0.052%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 5 (0.26%) SaaS
2 4 (0.21%) Trello
2 4 (0.21%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.16%) PaaS
4 1 (0.052%) SuccessFactors
4 1 (0.052%) Office 365
4 1 (0.052%) IaaS
4 1 (0.052%) Basecamp
4 1 (0.052%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 25 (1.30%) WAN
2 23 (1.20%) LAN
3 22 (1.15%) Firewall
4 19 (0.99%) Intranet
5 15 (0.78%) ATM
5 15 (0.78%) Internet
6 13 (0.68%) SAN
7 8 (0.42%) DNS
7 8 (0.42%) TCP/IP
8 7 (0.36%) VLAN
9 6 (0.31%) 4G
9 6 (0.31%) Wireless
9 6 (0.31%) Extranet
9 6 (0.31%) MPLS
9 6 (0.31%) VPN
9 6 (0.31%) DHCP
10 5 (0.26%) Broadband
10 5 (0.26%) SDH
10 5 (0.26%) Wi-Fi
10 5 (0.26%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (3.38%) SQL Server
2 28 (1.46%) Data Warehouse
3 23 (1.20%) SQL Server 2005
4 19 (0.99%) MS Access
5 17 (0.88%) SQL Server 2008
6 16 (0.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 14 (0.73%) Oracle Database
8 12 (0.62%) SQL Server 2012
9 11 (0.57%) Oracle Reports
10 10 (0.52%) Crystal Reports
11 9 (0.47%) SQL Server 2000
12 7 (0.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 6 (0.31%) SAS Enterprise Guide
13 6 (0.31%) Oracle Database 10g
14 5 (0.26%) MySQL
14 5 (0.26%) SAP BW
14 5 (0.26%) SAP Data Services
14 5 (0.26%) Oracle BI EE
15 4 (0.21%) QlikView
15 4 (0.21%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 34 (1.77%) JIRA
2 24 (1.25%) Visual Studio
3 15 (0.78%) Team Foundation Server
4 8 (0.42%) Oracle APEX
5 7 (0.36%) TestDirector
5 7 (0.36%) QuickTest Pro
6 6 (0.31%) RequisitePro
6 6 (0.31%) ClearQuest
7 5 (0.26%) JUnit
7 5 (0.26%) Rational Robot
7 5 (0.26%) SoapUI
7 5 (0.26%) Git (software)
7 5 (0.26%) Rational Functional Tester
8 4 (0.21%) Balsamiq Mockups
8 4 (0.21%) LSMW
9 3 (0.16%) Ant
9 3 (0.16%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 3 (0.16%) LoadRunner
9 3 (0.16%) Visual Studio Team System
10 2 (0.10%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 759 (39.51%) Finance
2 235 (12.23%) Banking
3 160 (8.33%) Retail
4 107 (5.57%) Telecoms
5 55 (2.86%) Marketing
6 49 (2.55%) Legal
7 48 (2.50%) Retail Banking
8 45 (2.34%) Manufacturing
9 37 (1.93%) Investment Banking
10 35 (1.82%) Law
11 30 (1.56%) Financial Institution
12 25 (1.30%) Local Government
13 19 (0.99%) Publishing
14 17 (0.88%) French Language
15 15 (0.78%) Automotive
15 15 (0.78%) Back Office
16 14 (0.73%) Advertising
17 13 (0.68%) Pharmaceutical
17 13 (0.68%) Billing
18 10 (0.52%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 720 (37.48%) Project Manager
2 287 (14.94%) Analyst
3 111 (5.78%) Project Planner
4 106 (5.52%) PMO Analyst
5 104 (5.41%) Business Analyst
6 103 (5.36%) Coordinator
7 84 (4.37%) Programme Planner
8 75 (3.90%) Project Coordinator
9 67 (3.49%) Project Officer
10 60 (3.12%) Infrastructure Manager
11 56 (2.92%) Infrastructure Project Manager
12 51 (2.65%) Project Support Officer
13 49 (2.55%) PMO Manager
14 47 (2.45%) Junior
15 45 (2.34%) Senior Manager
16 44 (2.29%) Consultant
17 43 (2.24%) IT Project Manager
18 42 (2.19%) Senior Project Manager
19 41 (2.13%) Developer
20 40 (2.08%) Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (2.24%) .NET
2 24 (1.25%) XML
3 23 (1.20%) HTML
4 17 (0.88%) ASP.NET
4 17 (0.88%) CSS
5 11 (0.57%) Web Services
5 11 (0.57%) ASP.NET MVC
5 11 (0.57%) ASP.NET MVC 3
6 9 (0.47%) SOAP
7 6 (0.31%) STL
8 5 (0.26%) J2EE
8 5 (0.26%) Boost C++ Libraries
9 4 (0.21%) Silverlight
9 4 (0.21%) jQuery
9 4 (0.21%) HTML5
9 4 (0.21%) Hibernate
9 4 (0.21%) Spring
9 4 (0.21%) Flash
10 3 (0.16%) Struts
10 3 (0.16%) DOM
Miscellaneous
1 172 (8.95%) Analytical Skills
2 77 (4.01%) PMI
3 70 (3.64%) Management Information System
4 35 (1.82%) NHS
5 31 (1.61%) User Experience
6 20 (1.04%) Life Science
7 17 (0.88%) Derivative
8 16 (0.83%) Fixed Income
9 14 (0.73%) FMCG
9 14 (0.73%) Computer Science
10 12 (0.62%) Open Source
11 11 (0.57%) Equities
12 9 (0.47%) DTV
13 8 (0.42%) Statistics
13 8 (0.42%) Smart Meter
13 8 (0.42%) Mobile App
14 7 (0.36%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 7 (0.36%) Economics
14 7 (0.36%) Grid Computing
14 7 (0.36%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 98 (5.10%) Windows
2 35 (1.82%) Windows 7
3 22 (1.15%) Windows Server 2003
4 20 (1.04%) Windows Server 2008
4 20 (1.04%) UNIX
5 12 (0.62%) Windows Server 2012
5 12 (0.62%) Linux
6 11 (0.57%) Windows XP
7 6 (0.31%) Windows Vista
7 6 (0.31%) AIX
7 6 (0.31%) Solaris
7 6 (0.31%) Windows 2000
8 5 (0.26%) Apple iOS
8 5 (0.26%) Android
9 4 (0.21%) Windows 2000 Server
10 3 (0.16%) OS/400
11 2 (0.10%) Mac OS
11 2 (0.10%) SUSE
11 2 (0.10%) HPUX
12 1 (0.052%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 959 (49.92%) Project Management
2 796 (41.44%) PRINCE2
3 354 (18.43%) Stakeholder Management
4 283 (14.73%) Agile Software Development
5 277 (14.42%) Project Planning
6 238 (12.39%) Change Management
7 201 (10.46%) Programme Management
8 175 (9.11%) ITIL
9 140 (7.29%) Risk Management
10 137 (7.13%) Change Control
11 109 (5.67%) Waterfall
12 103 (5.36%) Business Analysis
13 102 (5.31%) Migration
14 89 (4.63%) Scrum
15 81 (4.22%) Service Delivery
16 72 (3.75%) Stakeholder Engagement
17 70 (3.64%) PRINCE
18 65 (3.38%) Data Analysis
19 63 (3.28%) Coaching
19 63 (3.28%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 116 (6.04%) SQL
2 39 (2.03%) VBA
3 38 (1.98%) Java
4 35 (1.82%) C
5 29 (1.51%) C#
6 16 (0.83%) VB
6 16 (0.83%) PL/SQL
7 14 (0.73%) VB.NET
8 13 (0.68%) JavaScript
9 8 (0.42%) Python
10 7 (0.36%) C++
11 6 (0.31%) Shell Script
12 5 (0.26%) PHP
13 4 (0.21%) T-SQL
13 4 (0.21%) VBScript
14 3 (0.16%) RPG
14 3 (0.16%) Perl
14 3 (0.16%) COBOL
15 2 (0.10%) Korn
15 2 (0.10%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 271 (14.11%) Security Cleared
2 211 (10.98%) SC Cleared
3 208 (10.83%) Degree
4 187 (9.73%) PMI Certification
5 139 (7.24%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 131 (6.82%) PMP
7 103 (5.36%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 49 (2.55%) APMP
9 43 (2.24%) DV Cleared
10 29 (1.51%) ISEB
11 15 (0.78%) ITIL Certification
12 12 (0.62%) HND
13 11 (0.57%) HNC
14 10 (0.52%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 8 (0.42%) BC Cleared
15 8 (0.42%) MBA
16 7 (0.36%) Microsoft Certification
16 7 (0.36%) ISEB Practitioner
16 7 (0.36%) Six Sigma Green Belt
17 6 (0.31%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 84 (4.37%) QA
2 30 (1.56%) P3O
3 18 (0.94%) SLA
4 16 (0.83%) Data Quality
5 9 (0.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 9 (0.47%) PMBOK
6 8 (0.42%) Solvency II
6 8 (0.42%) ISO 9001
7 5 (0.26%) EMIR
7 5 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 4 (0.21%) COBIT
8 4 (0.21%) Dodd-Frank
9 3 (0.16%) PCI DSS
10 2 (0.10%) COSO
10 2 (0.10%) COREP
10 2 (0.10%) GxP
11 1 (0.052%) Basel II
11 1 (0.052%) ISO 14001
11 1 (0.052%) Basel III
11 1 (0.052%) AIFMD
System Software
1 36 (1.87%) Active Directory
2 26 (1.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (0.26%) Hyper-V
4 4 (0.21%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 3 (0.16%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.10%) XenApp
6 2 (0.10%) XenServer
6 2 (0.10%) XenDesktop
6 2 (0.10%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 2 (0.10%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 2 (0.10%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (0.10%) KVM
6 2 (0.10%) EMC RecoverPoint
6 2 (0.10%) Samba
6 2 (0.10%) MetaFrame
7 1 (0.052%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.052%) vCloud
7 1 (0.052%) Xen
Systems Management
1 14 (0.73%) SCCM
1 14 (0.73%) HP Quality Center
2 11 (0.57%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 10 (0.52%) OVSD
4 5 (0.26%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 2 (0.10%) OpenView
6 1 (0.052%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.052%) WSUS
6 1 (0.052%) WMI
Vendors
1 730 (38.00%) Microsoft
2 110 (5.73%) SAP
3 103 (5.36%) Oracle
4 39 (2.03%) HP
5 34 (1.77%) Citrix
6 32 (1.67%) IBM
7 28 (1.46%) VMware
8 24 (1.25%) Primavera
9 21 (1.09%) Cisco
9 21 (1.09%) Planview
10 17 (0.88%) Adobe
10 17 (0.88%) CheckPoint
11 12 (0.62%) Lotus
12 11 (0.57%) Business Objects
13 10 (0.52%) Google
13 10 (0.52%) Cognos
14 7 (0.36%) PeopleSoft
15 6 (0.31%) Apple
16 5 (0.26%) EMC
16 5 (0.26%) Remedy
Cambridgeshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Neg
Posted: 13 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £330 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Greater Manchester
Search Consultancy
Rate: £350.00 - £450 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
Surrey
Stott & May
Rate: From £0 to £1 per day £competitive
Posted: 18 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Blue Personnel
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450
Posted: 21 hours ago
West Midlands
Costello & Reyes Limited
Rate: negotiable
Posted: 21 hours ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Gold Group
Rate: £400 - £420 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
Surrey
Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £450 - £500 Per Day
Posted: Yesterday
Hertfordshire
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
Sanderson
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Weymouth, Dorset
Connectus
Rate: £35 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Luton, Bedfordshire
Advantage XPO
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Lucid Support Services Ltd
Rate: Competitive Market Rates
Posted: 4 days ago
Swansea, West Glamorgan
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £450 - £470 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £400 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Basildon, Essex
Connectus
Rate: £45.26 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Sanderson
Rate: £400 - £490 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Northamptonshire
Aston Carter
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago