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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Project
Rank 132 121 122
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +1
Contract jobs citing MS Project 912 892 847
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.65% 1.73% 1.71%
As % of the Applications category 13.27% 13.35% 13.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 639 552 548
Average daily rate
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£375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £225 £234
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £514 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £375 £340
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +10.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 22 22
Average hourly rate £21.42 £21.97 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.49% -2.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.80 £13.50 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £109.00 £49.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.42 £21.00 £28.40
% change year-on-year
+2.01% -26.05%

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
6873 6680 6215
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.46% 12.94% 12.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 3978 3646 3135
Average daily rate £325 £325 £325
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £130 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 708 658 743
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.50 £31.74 £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 2014. 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 -1 836 £375 - 130
London +18 364 £400 +1.26% 50
South East -20 190 £361 -7.37% 31
South West +4 80 £388 +10.55% 12
City of London +11 77 £405 -4.70% 12
Hampshire -5 65 £375 +13.63% 8
Scotland +16 56 £350 -3.58% 3
North West +17 48 £351 +8.00% 12
West Midlands -20 43 £360 +12.76% 1
Berkshire -3 42 £350 -15.66% 13
Yorkshire -23 40 £325 -13.33% 8
Buckinghamshire -4 38 £325 +11.11% 1
East of England -25 37 £310 -24.84% 10
Edinburgh +8 31 £398 -16.99% 2
Wiltshire -4 31 £400 +1.26% 4
Milton Keynes -12 30 £325 +11.11% 1
West Yorkshire -29 30 £375 - 7
East Midlands +14 23 £283 -13.07% 5
Bristol -9 21 £320 -8.57% 2
Surrey -24 18 £450 +8.43% 5
Cheshire +18 16 £475 +72.72% 3
Essex +1 16 £318 -27.42% 1
Gosport -12 16 £453 - 1
Reading +17 15 £375 -13.29% 3
Manchester -2 15 £344 -8.33% 8
Leeds -16 15 £325 -13.33% 6
Wales -39 15 £150 -60.00% 4
Halifax +1 13 £430 +196.20% 1
Newbury +9 12 £350 -17.64%
Birmingham -2 11 £293 -2.50%

MS Project
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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.

1 989 (48.89%) Project Management
2 923 (45.63%) MS Excel
3 788 (38.95%) Microsoft
4 761 (37.62%) PRINCE2
5 667 (32.97%) Finance
6 514 (25.41%) MS Office
7 443 (21.90%) MS PowerPoint
8 407 (20.12%) MS Visio
9 337 (16.66%) Security Cleared
10 329 (16.26%) Stakeholder Management
11 312 (15.42%) Project Planning
12 296 (14.63%) Agile Software Development
13 264 (13.05%) SC Cleared
14 262 (12.95%) SharePoint
15 252 (12.46%) Change Management
16 222 (10.97%) Banking
17 192 (9.49%) Programme Management
18 186 (9.19%) Analytical Skills
19 183 (9.05%) ITIL
20 153 (7.56%) PMI Certification
21 148 (7.32%) Degree
22 143 (7.07%) Change Control
23 142 (7.02%) Risk Management
24 141 (6.97%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
25 136 (6.72%) Windows
26 135 (6.67%) Retail
27 134 (6.62%) SAP
28 125 (6.18%) Oracle
29 119 (5.88%) SQL
30 118 (5.83%) PRINCE2 Certification

MS Project
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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
1 262 (12.95%) SharePoint
2 105 (5.19%) MS Project Server
3 29 (1.43%) SharePoint 2010
4 24 (1.19%) MS Exchange
5 20 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2003
6 18 (0.89%) Tomcat
7 16 (0.79%) WebSphere
8 15 (0.74%) WebLogic
8 15 (0.74%) CMS
9 13 (0.64%) IIS
10 11 (0.54%) SAS
10 11 (0.54%) Apache
11 10 (0.49%) Documentum
11 10 (0.49%) JBoss
12 9 (0.44%) WebSphere Application Server
13 8 (0.40%) Lync
13 8 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2010
13 8 (0.40%) IBM HTTP Server
14 7 (0.35%) SharePoint 2013
14 7 (0.35%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 923 (45.63%) MS Excel
2 514 (25.41%) MS Office
3 443 (21.90%) MS PowerPoint
4 407 (20.12%) MS Visio
5 36 (1.78%) Spreadsheet
6 12 (0.59%) InfoPath
7 8 (0.40%) Photoshop
8 4 (0.20%) Open Workbench
8 4 (0.20%) AutoCAD
9 3 (0.15%) Acrobat
10 2 (0.099%) Niku Workbench
11 1 (0.049%) SPSS
11 1 (0.049%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 18 (0.89%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (0.69%) CA Clarity
3 9 (0.44%) SAP FI
4 8 (0.40%) Agresso
5 6 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 5 (0.25%) Oracle ERP
6 5 (0.25%) SAP GRC
7 4 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
7 4 (0.20%) Summit
7 4 (0.20%) Oracle EBS
7 4 (0.20%) WebTrends
8 3 (0.15%) SAP PP
8 3 (0.15%) Oracle Applications
8 3 (0.15%) Oracle HRMS
8 3 (0.15%) Cognos TM1
8 3 (0.15%) Oracle EBS R12
8 3 (0.15%) Oracle Retail
9 2 (0.099%) SAP IS-U
9 2 (0.099%) Siebel Analytics
9 2 (0.099%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 12 (0.59%) SaaS
2 4 (0.20%) Office 365
3 1 (0.049%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.049%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.049%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.049%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 26 (1.29%) Intranet
2 25 (1.24%) LAN
3 24 (1.19%) DNS
4 23 (1.14%) WAN
4 23 (1.14%) DHCP
4 23 (1.14%) SAN
5 22 (1.09%) Firewall
6 14 (0.69%) TCP/IP
6 14 (0.69%) Internet
7 12 (0.59%) SSL
7 12 (0.59%) Extranet
8 10 (0.49%) ATM
9 8 (0.40%) Unified Communications
9 8 (0.40%) HTTP
10 7 (0.35%) SDH
10 7 (0.35%) VPN
10 7 (0.35%) Cisco ASA
11 6 (0.30%) VLAN
12 5 (0.25%) MPLS
13 4 (0.20%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (3.21%) SQL Server
2 21 (1.04%) MS Access
3 18 (0.89%) SQL Server 2008
4 16 (0.79%) Oracle Database
5 14 (0.69%) SQL Server 2005
5 14 (0.69%) Oracle Reports
6 10 (0.49%) Data Warehouse
6 10 (0.49%) Crystal Reports
6 10 (0.49%) SAP BW
7 7 (0.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 7 (0.35%) SQL Server 2012
7 7 (0.35%) Relational Database
8 6 (0.30%) SAP Data Services
9 5 (0.25%) BusinessObjects
9 5 (0.25%) SQL Server 2000
9 5 (0.25%) Oracle Database 10g
9 5 (0.25%) Oracle OWB
10 4 (0.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 4 (0.20%) QlikView
11 3 (0.15%) Oracle Discoverer
Development Applications
1 33 (1.63%) JIRA
2 21 (1.04%) Visual Studio
3 9 (0.44%) TestDirector
3 9 (0.44%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (0.35%) ClearQuest
5 6 (0.30%) Oracle APEX
5 6 (0.30%) QuickTest Pro
6 5 (0.25%) RequisitePro
7 4 (0.20%) StarTeam
7 4 (0.20%) SoapUI
7 4 (0.20%) Rational Functional Tester
7 4 (0.20%) Git (software)
7 4 (0.20%) LSMW
7 4 (0.20%) Rational Rose
7 4 (0.20%) ClearCase
7 4 (0.20%) JUnit
7 4 (0.20%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 4 (0.20%) Rational Robot
8 3 (0.15%) LoadRunner
8 3 (0.15%) Subversion
General
1 667 (32.97%) Finance
2 222 (10.97%) Banking
3 135 (6.67%) Retail
4 108 (5.34%) Telecoms
5 51 (2.52%) Retail Banking
6 48 (2.37%) Legal
7 43 (2.13%) Investment Banking
8 39 (1.93%) Marketing
9 31 (1.53%) Manufacturing
10 27 (1.33%) Pharmaceutical
11 24 (1.19%) Advertising
12 23 (1.14%) Publishing
13 22 (1.09%) Law
14 18 (0.89%) Front Office
15 17 (0.84%) Financial Institution
16 16 (0.79%) Local Government
17 15 (0.74%) Back Office
17 15 (0.74%) Billing
18 14 (0.69%) Automotive
19 8 (0.40%) French Language
Job Titles
1 685 (33.86%) Project Manager
2 334 (16.51%) Analyst
3 132 (6.52%) PMO Analyst
4 121 (5.98%) Coordinator
5 116 (5.73%) Business Analyst
6 115 (5.68%) Project Planner
7 92 (4.55%) Project Coordinator
8 61 (3.02%) Programme Manager
8 61 (3.02%) Programme Planner
9 53 (2.62%) Consultant
10 48 (2.37%) Junior
11 45 (2.22%) Developer
11 45 (2.22%) Project Officer
12 44 (2.17%) PMO Manager
13 42 (2.08%) Senior Manager
14 39 (1.93%) Junior Project Manager
15 38 (1.88%) Project Analyst
15 38 (1.88%) Infrastructure Manager
16 36 (1.78%) Infrastructure Project Manager
16 36 (1.78%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (2.72%) .NET
2 35 (1.73%) XML
3 18 (0.89%) Web Services
4 16 (0.79%) STL
5 13 (0.64%) HTML
6 12 (0.59%) Boost C++ Libraries
7 11 (0.54%) CSS
8 10 (0.49%) ASP.NET
9 9 (0.44%) JMS
10 7 (0.35%) Middleware
10 7 (0.35%) SOAP
10 7 (0.35%) ASP.NET MVC
11 6 (0.30%) ASP.NET MVC 3
11 6 (0.30%) J2EE
12 4 (0.20%) Java EE
12 4 (0.20%) Silverlight
12 4 (0.20%) HTML5
13 3 (0.15%) JSP
13 3 (0.15%) Servlets
13 3 (0.15%) DOM
Miscellaneous
1 186 (9.19%) Analytical Skills
2 78 (3.86%) Management Information System
3 74 (3.66%) PMI
4 23 (1.14%) Derivative
5 22 (1.09%) Fixed Income
5 22 (1.09%) NHS
6 17 (0.84%) User Experience
7 16 (0.79%) Computer Science
8 14 (0.69%) FMCG
9 13 (0.64%) Interest Rate Derivative
10 12 (0.59%) Credit Risk
10 12 (0.59%) Grid Computing
10 12 (0.59%) Replication
11 10 (0.49%) CESG
12 9 (0.44%) Enterprise Storage
12 9 (0.44%) Statistics
13 8 (0.40%) Open Source
13 8 (0.40%) Equities
14 7 (0.35%) Mobile App
14 7 (0.35%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 136 (6.72%) Windows
2 39 (1.93%) Windows 7
3 35 (1.73%) Windows Server 2008
4 31 (1.53%) Windows Server 2003
5 26 (1.29%) Linux
6 24 (1.19%) UNIX
7 20 (0.99%) Windows XP
8 13 (0.64%) Windows 2000
9 12 (0.59%) Windows Vista
9 12 (0.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 10 (0.49%) Windows Server 2012
11 4 (0.20%) Android
11 4 (0.20%) Apple iOS
12 2 (0.099%) Windows 8
12 2 (0.099%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.049%) Solaris
13 1 (0.049%) Windows NT
13 1 (0.049%) pSOS
13 1 (0.049%) Windows 2000 Server
13 1 (0.049%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 989 (48.89%) Project Management
2 761 (37.62%) PRINCE2
3 329 (16.26%) Stakeholder Management
4 312 (15.42%) Project Planning
5 296 (14.63%) Agile Software Development
6 252 (12.46%) Change Management
7 192 (9.49%) Programme Management
8 183 (9.05%) ITIL
9 143 (7.07%) Change Control
10 142 (7.02%) Risk Management
11 117 (5.78%) Migration
12 114 (5.64%) Business Analysis
13 89 (4.40%) Service Delivery
14 87 (4.30%) Waterfall
15 69 (3.41%) ERP
16 65 (3.21%) PRINCE
17 63 (3.11%) Resource Management
18 60 (2.97%) Business Transformation
19 59 (2.92%) Dependency Management
19 59 (2.92%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 119 (5.88%) SQL
2 46 (2.27%) C#
3 34 (1.68%) Java
4 29 (1.43%) VBA
5 17 (0.84%) C++
5 17 (0.84%) C
5 17 (0.84%) Python
6 13 (0.64%) Shell Script
6 13 (0.64%) PL/SQL
7 10 (0.49%) JavaScript
8 9 (0.44%) VB.NET
8 9 (0.44%) Jython
9 8 (0.40%) VB
10 7 (0.35%) VBScript
10 7 (0.35%) C-shell
10 7 (0.35%) Bash Shell
10 7 (0.35%) Korn
11 4 (0.20%) PowerShell
11 4 (0.20%) Scala
12 3 (0.15%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 337 (16.66%) Security Cleared
2 264 (13.05%) SC Cleared
3 153 (7.56%) PMI Certification
4 148 (7.32%) Degree
5 141 (6.97%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 118 (5.83%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 97 (4.79%) PMP
8 48 (2.37%) ISEB
9 39 (1.93%) DV Cleared
10 33 (1.63%) APMP
11 16 (0.79%) Microsoft Certification
12 15 (0.74%) HND
13 14 (0.69%) HNC
14 13 (0.64%) ISEB Practitioner
15 12 (0.59%) CISSP
16 11 (0.54%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 10 (0.49%) ISTQB
18 8 (0.40%) CISA
19 6 (0.30%) BC Cleared
19 6 (0.30%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 96 (4.75%) QA
2 29 (1.43%) P3O
3 20 (0.99%) SLA
4 14 (0.69%) Data Quality
5 13 (0.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 13 (0.64%) ISO 9001
6 10 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 5 (0.25%) Solvency II
7 5 (0.25%) EMIR
8 4 (0.20%) JSP 440
8 4 (0.20%) Dodd-Frank
9 3 (0.15%) GxP
10 2 (0.099%) COREP
10 2 (0.099%) Basel II
11 1 (0.049%) 21 CFR Part 11
11 1 (0.049%) ISO 14001
11 1 (0.049%) Basel III
11 1 (0.049%) AIFMD
11 1 (0.049%) UCITS
11 1 (0.049%) COBIT
System Software
1 39 (1.93%) Active Directory
2 36 (1.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (0.40%) VMware ESXi
4 7 (0.35%) Hyper-V
5 4 (0.20%) vCloud
5 4 (0.20%) XenApp
5 4 (0.20%) vSphere
6 3 (0.15%) MetaFrame
7 2 (0.099%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 2 (0.099%) EMC RecoverPoint
8 1 (0.049%) RACF
8 1 (0.049%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 34 (1.68%) HP Quality Center
2 20 (0.99%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 13 (0.64%) SCCM
4 11 (0.54%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 9 (0.44%) OVSD
6 6 (0.30%) SCOM
6 6 (0.30%) SCVMM
6 6 (0.30%) SCDPM
6 6 (0.30%) Norton AntiVirus
7 4 (0.20%) Puppet
8 2 (0.099%) WMI
9 1 (0.049%) Netcool
9 1 (0.049%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 1 (0.049%) WSUS
Vendors
1 788 (38.95%) Microsoft
2 134 (6.62%) SAP
3 125 (6.18%) Oracle
4 79 (3.91%) HP
5 44 (2.17%) VMware
6 34 (1.68%) Cisco
7 31 (1.53%) IBM
8 30 (1.48%) Primavera
9 18 (0.89%) Citrix
10 15 (0.74%) Planview
11 14 (0.69%) CheckPoint
12 13 (0.64%) EMC
13 12 (0.59%) Business Objects
13 12 (0.59%) NetApp
13 12 (0.59%) Red Hat
13 12 (0.59%) Salesforce.com
14 11 (0.54%) Adobe
15 10 (0.49%) Lotus
15 10 (0.49%) CA
16 9 (0.44%) Altiris
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Rate: From £500 to £600 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
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Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
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Rate: £400 - £460 per day
Posted: Yesterday
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