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 28 May 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Project
Rank 123 103 111
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +8
Contract jobs citing MS Project 941 1085 877
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.71% 2.00% 1.85%
As % of the Applications category 13.94% 15.30% 14.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 615 650 551
Average daily rate
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£400 £375 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £363 £338
% change year-on-year
+2.06% +7.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 21 32
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £32.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -37.98%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.38 £13.50 £15.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £38.79 £45.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £19.00 £32.75
% change year-on-year
+18.42% -41.98%

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
6752 7093 6172
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.26% 13.09% 13.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 3723 3793 3229
Average daily rate £338 £325 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £150 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £483 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £304 £310
% change year-on-year
+6.99% -2.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 679 738 679
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.85 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.36% -3.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.50 £37.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-6.45% -

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 28 May 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 28 May 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 28 May 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 -20 859 £400 +6.66% 165
London +12 380 £435 +8.75% 51
South East -32 189 £400 +14.28% 40
West Midlands +34 79 £350 +40.00% 11
City of London -2 76 £460 +18.70% 16
North West -25 69 £325 -18.75% 12
Hampshire +6 67 £375 +4.62% 7
Scotland -13 56 £315 -10.00% 2
South West -27 56 £385 +10.00% 15
East of England +20 43 £300 -28.57% 17
Manchester -7 40 £388 -7.73% 10
Berkshire -25 32 £388 -8.82% 8
Birmingham +19 29 £320 +24.87% 5
Yorkshire -30 23 £325 -11.86% 6
Buckinghamshire -33 23 £438 +52.17% 2
Glasgow +5 22 £315 -12.19%
Edinburgh +7 21 £319 -4.42% 2
Milton Keynes -27 21 £425 +54.54% 1
East Midlands +4 20 £386 -7.20% 9
Bristol +2 19 £350 -11.94% 3
West Sussex -11 19 £380 +43.39% 2
West Yorkshire -25 18 £325 -10.34% 6
Wiltshire -14 17 £350 +13.36% 4
Havant +3 16 £315 -40.00%
Oxfordshire -8 16 £475 +33.80% 1
Surrey -4 15 £475 +31.03% 15
Cambridgeshire +9 14 £300 -41.17% 5
Croydon +5 14 £495 +19.63% 2
Wales -24 13 £385 +10.00% 6
Coventry +10 12 £438 +100.00%

MS Project
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 May 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.

1 967 (50.60%) Project Management
2 960 (50.24%) MS Excel
3 801 (41.92%) PRINCE2
4 798 (41.76%) Finance
5 730 (38.20%) Microsoft
6 599 (31.34%) MS Office
7 455 (23.81%) MS PowerPoint
8 355 (18.58%) MS Visio
9 352 (18.42%) Stakeholder Management
10 294 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
11 282 (14.76%) Project Planning
12 267 (13.97%) SharePoint
13 239 (12.51%) Change Management
14 227 (11.88%) Security Cleared
15 221 (11.56%) Banking
16 212 (11.09%) Degree
17 203 (10.62%) Programme Management
18 201 (10.52%) PMI Certification
19 199 (10.41%) ITIL
20 184 (9.63%) Analytical Skills
21 172 (9.00%) SC Cleared
22 156 (8.16%) Risk Management
23 151 (7.90%) Retail
24 150 (7.85%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
25 145 (7.59%) Change Control
26 143 (7.48%) PMP
27 113 (5.91%) Waterfall
28 112 (5.86%) Telecoms
29 109 (5.70%) SAP
30 108 (5.65%) Migration

MS Project
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 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
1 267 (13.97%) SharePoint
2 55 (2.88%) MS Project Server
3 14 (0.73%) SharePoint 2010
3 14 (0.73%) SAS
4 12 (0.63%) SharePoint 2013
4 12 (0.63%) MS Exchange
5 10 (0.52%) Confluence
6 9 (0.47%) SharePoint Server
7 8 (0.42%) IIS
8 7 (0.37%) Tomcat
8 7 (0.37%) CMS
8 7 (0.37%) WebSphere
9 6 (0.31%) IBM Notes
10 5 (0.26%) Apache
10 5 (0.26%) Lync
11 4 (0.21%) WebLogic Portal
11 4 (0.21%) WebLogic
12 3 (0.16%) BizTalk Server
12 3 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2003
12 3 (0.16%) LiveCycle
Applications
1 960 (50.24%) MS Excel
2 599 (31.34%) MS Office
3 455 (23.81%) MS PowerPoint
4 355 (18.58%) MS Visio
5 20 (1.05%) Spreadsheet
6 7 (0.37%) Open Workbench
7 5 (0.26%) InfoPath
8 3 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 2 (0.10%) Mingle
9 2 (0.10%) Acrobat
9 2 (0.10%) Niku Workbench
10 1 (0.052%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 31 (1.62%) Primavera
2 17 (0.89%) Dynamics AX
3 16 (0.84%) Dynamics CRM
4 11 (0.58%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 9 (0.47%) SAP ERP
6 8 (0.42%) CA PPM
7 7 (0.37%) Cognos TM1
8 5 (0.26%) Oracle EBS
8 5 (0.26%) Oracle EBS R12
9 4 (0.21%) Workday HCM
9 4 (0.21%) Agresso
10 3 (0.16%) Oracle Retail
10 3 (0.16%) Changepoint
11 2 (0.10%) Remedy ITSM
11 2 (0.10%) Siebel Analytics
11 2 (0.10%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
11 2 (0.10%) Oracle Applications
11 2 (0.10%) SAP HR
11 2 (0.10%) Oracle Financials
12 1 (0.052%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 6 (0.31%) SaaS
2 5 (0.26%) Trello
3 3 (0.16%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.16%) PaaS
4 2 (0.10%) SuccessFactors
4 2 (0.10%) Office 365
5 1 (0.052%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.052%) IaaS
5 1 (0.052%) Basecamp
5 1 (0.052%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 30 (1.57%) Firewall
2 26 (1.36%) WAN
3 23 (1.20%) Intranet
4 22 (1.15%) LAN
5 19 (0.99%) SAN
6 15 (0.78%) Internet
7 14 (0.73%) ATM
8 10 (0.52%) VoIP
8 10 (0.52%) DNS
9 9 (0.47%) Wireless
10 8 (0.42%) VLAN
10 8 (0.42%) DHCP
11 7 (0.37%) TCP/IP
11 7 (0.37%) VPN
11 7 (0.37%) Unified Communications
12 6 (0.31%) NAS
12 6 (0.31%) 4G
12 6 (0.31%) PABX
12 6 (0.31%) Wi-Fi
12 6 (0.31%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (3.24%) SQL Server
2 35 (1.83%) Data Warehouse
3 16 (0.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 14 (0.73%) SQL Server 2005
4 14 (0.73%) MS Access
5 12 (0.63%) Oracle Database
6 10 (0.52%) Oracle Reports
7 9 (0.47%) SQL Server 2012
7 9 (0.47%) SQL Server 2008
8 7 (0.37%) SAS Enterprise Guide
9 6 (0.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 6 (0.31%) SQL Server 2000
10 5 (0.26%) MySQL
10 5 (0.26%) PowerCenter
10 5 (0.26%) Oracle BI EE
11 4 (0.21%) Big Data
11 4 (0.21%) Crystal Reports
11 4 (0.21%) DB2
12 3 (0.16%) Data Mining
12 3 (0.16%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 40 (2.09%) JIRA
2 25 (1.31%) Visual Studio
3 16 (0.84%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (0.26%) TestDirector
4 5 (0.26%) ClearQuest
4 5 (0.26%) Oracle APEX
5 4 (0.21%) Balsamiq Mockups
6 3 (0.16%) Ant
6 3 (0.16%) RequisitePro
6 3 (0.16%) Git (software)
7 2 (0.10%) Mercurial
7 2 (0.10%) CaliberRM
7 2 (0.10%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 2 (0.10%) Rational DOORS
7 2 (0.10%) Axure RP
7 2 (0.10%) Maven
7 2 (0.10%) Subversion
7 2 (0.10%) LSMW
8 1 (0.052%) ClearCase
8 1 (0.052%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 798 (41.76%) Finance
2 221 (11.56%) Banking
3 151 (7.90%) Retail
4 112 (5.86%) Telecoms
5 48 (2.51%) Marketing
6 47 (2.46%) Legal
7 46 (2.41%) Manufacturing
7 46 (2.41%) Investment Banking
8 43 (2.25%) Law
9 33 (1.73%) Financial Institution
10 31 (1.62%) Retail Banking
11 26 (1.36%) Local Government
12 23 (1.20%) Billing
13 21 (1.10%) Back Office
13 21 (1.10%) Publishing
14 15 (0.78%) French Language
15 14 (0.73%) Automotive
16 13 (0.68%) Pharmaceutical
17 12 (0.63%) Electronics
18 11 (0.58%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 744 (38.93%) Project Manager
2 281 (14.70%) Analyst
3 119 (6.23%) Project Planner
4 106 (5.55%) PMO Analyst
5 89 (4.66%) Business Analyst
6 88 (4.60%) Coordinator
7 75 (3.92%) Programme Planner
8 66 (3.45%) Project Officer
9 62 (3.24%) Project Coordinator
10 60 (3.14%) Infrastructure Manager
11 57 (2.98%) Infrastructure Project Manager
12 55 (2.88%) Project Support Officer
13 52 (2.72%) PMO Manager
14 49 (2.56%) IT Project Manager
15 48 (2.51%) Senior Manager
16 46 (2.41%) Senior Project Manager
16 46 (2.41%) Consultant
17 41 (2.15%) Administrator
17 41 (2.15%) Junior
18 36 (1.88%) Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (1.94%) .NET
2 21 (1.10%) HTML
3 17 (0.89%) CSS
4 16 (0.84%) XML
5 11 (0.58%) ASP.NET
5 11 (0.58%) Web Services
6 7 (0.37%) ASP.NET MVC
6 7 (0.37%) ASP.NET MVC 3
7 5 (0.26%) J2EE
7 5 (0.26%) Middleware
7 5 (0.26%) HTML5
7 5 (0.26%) jQuery
8 4 (0.21%) Hibernate
8 4 (0.21%) Spring
8 4 (0.21%) Ajax
8 4 (0.21%) SOAP
9 3 (0.16%) Flash
9 3 (0.16%) Struts
9 3 (0.16%) JSON
9 3 (0.16%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 184 (9.63%) Analytical Skills
2 95 (4.97%) Data Centre
3 83 (4.34%) PMI
4 80 (4.19%) Management Information System
5 32 (1.67%) NHS
6 26 (1.36%) User Experience
7 19 (0.99%) Life Science
8 15 (0.78%) Smart Meter
9 14 (0.73%) Computer Science
10 12 (0.63%) Derivative
10 12 (0.63%) Equities
10 12 (0.63%) Fixed Income
11 11 (0.58%) DTV
12 10 (0.52%) FMCG
13 9 (0.47%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 9 (0.47%) Mobile App
14 8 (0.42%) Data Extraction
14 8 (0.42%) Clustering
15 7 (0.37%) Statistics
16 6 (0.31%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 99 (5.18%) Windows
2 34 (1.78%) Windows 7
3 29 (1.52%) UNIX
4 24 (1.26%) Windows Server 2003
5 21 (1.10%) Windows Server 2008
6 19 (0.99%) Linux
7 11 (0.58%) AIX
7 11 (0.58%) Windows Server 2012
8 10 (0.52%) Solaris
9 6 (0.31%) Android
10 5 (0.26%) Apple iOS
11 4 (0.21%) Windows 2000 Server
11 4 (0.21%) OS/400
11 4 (0.21%) Windows XP
12 3 (0.16%) Windows 2000
12 3 (0.16%) Windows Vista
12 3 (0.16%) Mac OS
13 2 (0.10%) SUSE
13 2 (0.10%) HPUX
14 1 (0.052%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 967 (50.60%) Project Management
2 801 (41.92%) PRINCE2
3 352 (18.42%) Stakeholder Management
4 294 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
5 282 (14.76%) Project Planning
6 239 (12.51%) Change Management
7 203 (10.62%) Programme Management
8 199 (10.41%) ITIL
9 156 (8.16%) Risk Management
10 145 (7.59%) Change Control
11 113 (5.91%) Waterfall
12 108 (5.65%) Migration
13 97 (5.08%) Business Analysis
14 90 (4.71%) Scrum
15 81 (4.24%) Stakeholder Engagement
16 75 (3.92%) Coaching
17 74 (3.87%) PRINCE
18 69 (3.61%) SDLC
19 66 (3.45%) Resource Management
20 62 (3.24%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 97 (5.08%) SQL
2 39 (2.04%) VBA
2 39 (2.04%) C
3 35 (1.83%) Java
4 24 (1.26%) VB
5 17 (0.89%) C#
6 12 (0.63%) JavaScript
7 10 (0.52%) VB.NET
8 9 (0.47%) Shell Script
9 7 (0.37%) PL/SQL
10 6 (0.31%) PHP
11 5 (0.26%) COBOL
11 5 (0.26%) T-SQL
12 4 (0.21%) VBScript
12 4 (0.21%) RPG
13 2 (0.10%) Korn
13 2 (0.10%) C-shell
13 2 (0.10%) Bash Shell
13 2 (0.10%) Perl
13 2 (0.10%) Python
Qualifications
1 227 (11.88%) Security Cleared
2 212 (11.09%) Degree
3 201 (10.52%) PMI Certification
4 172 (9.00%) SC Cleared
5 150 (7.85%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 143 (7.48%) PMP
7 91 (4.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 53 (2.77%) APMP
9 49 (2.56%) DV Cleared
10 23 (1.20%) ITIL Certification
11 18 (0.94%) ISEB
12 14 (0.73%) Microsoft Certification
13 12 (0.63%) Six Sigma Green Belt
14 9 (0.47%) HND
14 9 (0.47%) MBA
15 8 (0.42%) Cisco Certification
15 8 (0.42%) HNC
16 7 (0.37%) MCSE
17 6 (0.31%) MCTS
17 6 (0.31%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 86 (4.50%) QA
2 31 (1.62%) P3O
3 22 (1.15%) SLA
4 14 (0.73%) Data Quality
5 12 (0.63%) ISO 9001
6 10 (0.52%) PCI DSS
6 10 (0.52%) Solvency II
7 8 (0.42%) COBIT
8 5 (0.26%) PMBOK
9 4 (0.21%) COSO
9 4 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 3 (0.16%) EMIR
10 3 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 2 (0.10%) Dodd-Frank
11 2 (0.10%) GxP
12 1 (0.052%) GMP
12 1 (0.052%) ISO 14001
12 1 (0.052%) FATCA
12 1 (0.052%) MiFID
System Software
1 40 (2.09%) Active Directory
2 26 (1.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (0.37%) Hyper-V
4 6 (0.31%) VMware ESX
5 4 (0.21%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (0.16%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 3 (0.16%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 2 (0.10%) XenServer
7 2 (0.10%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.10%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 2 (0.10%) Oracle RAC
7 2 (0.10%) KVM
7 2 (0.10%) Samba
7 2 (0.10%) Firmware
8 1 (0.052%) vCloud
8 1 (0.052%) BitLocker
8 1 (0.052%) Xen
Systems Management
1 13 (0.68%) SCCM
2 7 (0.37%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 6 (0.31%) HP Quality Center
4 4 (0.21%) OVSD
4 4 (0.21%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 2 (0.10%) Cisco UCCE
5 2 (0.10%) OpenView
6 1 (0.052%) Cisco IPCC
6 1 (0.052%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.052%) WMI
6 1 (0.052%) WSUS
Vendors
1 730 (38.20%) Microsoft
2 109 (5.70%) SAP
3 92 (4.81%) Oracle
4 36 (1.88%) HP
5 34 (1.78%) Citrix
6 33 (1.73%) IBM
7 30 (1.57%) Cisco
8 29 (1.52%) VMware
9 22 (1.15%) Planview
10 16 (0.84%) CheckPoint
11 14 (0.73%) Cognos
12 12 (0.63%) Adobe
13 10 (0.52%) Google
14 9 (0.47%) Business Objects
14 9 (0.47%) Remedy
15 8 (0.42%) Salesforce.com
15 8 (0.42%) Niku
16 7 (0.37%) Apple
16 7 (0.37%) Amdocs
16 7 (0.37%) WorldPay
Wokingham, Berkshire
LA International
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
HFG
Rate: £440 - £520 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Dorset
Venn Group
Rate: £250 - £350 Per Day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
Thebes IT
Posted: 8 hours ago
Swansea, West Glamorgan
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 8 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Corporate Project Solutions
Rate: £375 - £475 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £280 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bradford, West Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £100.00 - £125.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
Hays Talent Solutions
Rate: £300.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cobham, Surrey
Latcom Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
St. Helier, Channel Isles
Church International Ltd.
Salary: £50k per annum, inc cash benefits + 25% bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Bradford, West Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £100.00 - £125.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
JM
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Preston, Lancashire
Advantage Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £150 - £177 Per Day £150 - £177/Day Ltd Co. basis
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day + Please quote a daily rate
Posted: 2 days ago