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 30 August 2016 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
30 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Project
Rank 211 151 110
Rank change year-on-year
-60 -41
Contract jobs citing MS Project 658 913 1076
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.22% 1.59% 1.93%
As % of the Applications category 11.28% 13.64% 14.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 439 593 671
Median daily rate £395 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £228 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £503 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £350 £370
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -5.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 21 25
Median hourly rate £29.00 £22.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.88% +40.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.10 £12.50 £12.89
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.40 £173.50 £31.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £21.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+34.88% +34.37%

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
5835 6693 7190
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 10.79% 11.64% 12.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 3440 3913 4035
Median daily rate £350 £350 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £160 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £505 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 515 642 705
Median hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.45% -3.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.40 £37.95 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -

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 30 August 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 30 August 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MS Project within the UK over the 3 months to 30 August 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -58 603 £400 +6.66% 81
London -42 274 £413 +3.25% 30
South East -64 103 £384 +9.58% 21
West Midlands +5 72 £360 +15.20% 4
South West -38 34 £348 -7.33% 6
East of England +12 32 £425 +41.66% 6
Hampshire -28 31 £315 -3.07% 7
City of London -28 31 £413 +4.76% 12
Scotland -15 29 £356 +11.25% 3
North West -5 28 £393 -1.68% 7
Berkshire -13 26 £450 +59.29% 2
Yorkshire -25 24 £400 +11.34% 5
West Yorkshire -19 21 £400 +6.66% 2
Warwickshire +10 20 £365 -12.31%
Bristol -3 19 £400 +35.59% 2
North East -3 18 £325 +37.29% 1
Coventry -1 17 £384 +22.88%
Newcastle upon Tyne -8 17 £325 +37.29%
Tyne and Wear -14 17 £325 +37.29%
Edinburgh -11 16 £313 -3.84% 3
Essex +6 14 £450 +50.00% 1
Manchester -18 12 £390 -4.29% 5
Hertfordshire +7 11 £388 -24.39%
Leeds -8 11 £338 -15.62% 1
Buckinghamshire -23 11 £431 +2.67% 1
East Midlands -24 11 £475 +65.21% 1
Birmingham -1 10 £275 -15.38% 3
Milton Keynes -16 10 £431 +11.29% 1
Reading +7 9 £450 +28.57%
Staffordshire +4 8 £280 -22.75%

MS Project
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 August 2016, 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.

1 739 (51.86%) Project Management
2 673 (47.23%) MS Excel
3 568 (39.86%) Microsoft
4 531 (37.26%) Finance
5 482 (33.82%) PRINCE2
6 328 (23.02%) MS Office
7 307 (21.54%) MS Visio
8 299 (20.98%) MS PowerPoint
9 284 (19.93%) Stakeholder Management
10 263 (18.46%) Agile Software Development
11 217 (15.23%) SharePoint
12 192 (13.47%) Analytical Skills
13 180 (12.63%) Project Planning
14 174 (12.21%) Banking
15 170 (11.93%) Change Management
16 164 (11.51%) Security Cleared
17 147 (10.32%) ITIL
18 127 (8.91%) Programme Management
19 125 (8.77%) PMI Certification
19 125 (8.77%) Change Control
20 113 (7.93%) SC Cleared
21 107 (7.51%) Migration
22 104 (7.30%) Degree
23 99 (6.95%) Risk Management
24 90 (6.32%) Waterfall
25 87 (6.11%) Windows
26 82 (5.75%) PMI
27 80 (5.61%) Telecoms
27 80 (5.61%) SDLC
28 77 (5.40%) PRINCE2 Practitioner

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
1 217 (15.23%) SharePoint
2 52 (3.65%) MS Project Server
3 19 (1.33%) Skype for Business
4 17 (1.19%) Confluence
5 15 (1.05%) CMS
5 15 (1.05%) MS Exchange
6 12 (0.84%) SharePoint 2013
7 11 (0.77%) WebSphere
8 10 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2003
9 8 (0.56%) IBM Notes
10 7 (0.49%) SharePoint 2010
11 5 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2007
11 5 (0.35%) OpenStack
11 5 (0.35%) SAS
11 5 (0.35%) WebSphere Application Server
12 4 (0.28%) BizTalk Server
13 3 (0.21%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 3 (0.21%) WebLogic
14 2 (0.14%) SAP EP
14 2 (0.14%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 673 (47.23%) MS Excel
2 328 (23.02%) MS Office
3 307 (21.54%) MS Visio
4 299 (20.98%) MS PowerPoint
5 30 (2.11%) Spreadsheet
6 10 (0.70%) Open Workbench
7 6 (0.42%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.14%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.070%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.070%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.070%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 29 (2.04%) Dynamics CRM
1 29 (2.04%) Primavera
2 10 (0.70%) Oracle EBS
2 10 (0.70%) Oracle Payables
2 10 (0.70%) Oracle Receivables
3 8 (0.56%) Oracle ERP
4 7 (0.49%) CA PPM
5 6 (0.42%) Oracle Assets
5 6 (0.42%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 4 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
6 4 (0.28%) Summit
7 3 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
7 3 (0.21%) Lawson
7 3 (0.21%) Oracle Financials
7 3 (0.21%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 3 (0.21%) SAP HCM
7 3 (0.21%) SAP HR
8 2 (0.14%) Oracle Internet Expenses
9 1 (0.070%) Remedy ITSM
9 1 (0.070%) SAP EWM
Cloud Services
1 38 (2.67%) Office 365
2 12 (0.84%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (0.56%) Google Apps
4 7 (0.49%) Basecamp
5 6 (0.42%) Trello
6 5 (0.35%) PaaS
6 5 (0.35%) SaaS
6 5 (0.35%) Yammer
7 4 (0.28%) Amazon AWS
7 4 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (0.21%) IBM Blueworks
8 3 (0.21%) SuccessFactors
9 2 (0.14%) IaaS
9 2 (0.14%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 18 (1.26%) DNS
1 18 (1.26%) Extranet
1 18 (1.26%) HTTP
1 18 (1.26%) WAN
2 17 (1.19%) Firewall
2 17 (1.19%) LAN
2 17 (1.19%) Wi-Fi
3 16 (1.12%) Internet
4 15 (1.05%) FTP
5 13 (0.91%) Intranet
6 12 (0.84%) LTE
6 12 (0.84%) Network Security
7 10 (0.70%) SAN
7 10 (0.70%) VoLTE
8 9 (0.63%) DHCP
8 9 (0.63%) Skype
8 9 (0.63%) TCP/IP
9 7 (0.49%) VPN
10 6 (0.42%) ATM
10 6 (0.42%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (2.67%) SQL Server
2 20 (1.40%) Data Warehouse
3 17 (1.19%) Oracle Reports
4 10 (0.70%) BusinessObjects
5 8 (0.56%) Oracle Database
6 6 (0.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 5 (0.35%) SAP Data Services
7 5 (0.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (0.28%) Data Mining
8 4 (0.28%) Oracle OWB
8 4 (0.28%) Relational Database
9 3 (0.21%) Big Data
9 3 (0.21%) MS Access
9 3 (0.21%) MySQL
9 3 (0.21%) Oracle Database 10g
9 3 (0.21%) Oracle Database 11g
9 3 (0.21%) SQL Server 2005
9 3 (0.21%) SQL Server 2008
10 2 (0.14%) KDB
10 2 (0.14%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 64 (4.49%) JIRA
2 9 (0.63%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (0.56%) JIRA Agile
4 7 (0.49%) VersionOne
5 5 (0.35%) LSMW
6 4 (0.28%) Sonatype Nexus
6 4 (0.28%) TeamCity
6 4 (0.28%) Visual Studio
7 3 (0.21%) HP UFT
7 3 (0.21%) Subversion
8 2 (0.14%) Dreamweaver
8 2 (0.14%) SoapUI
9 1 (0.070%) Apache Ivy
9 1 (0.070%) Bitbucket
9 1 (0.070%) Bugzilla
9 1 (0.070%) ClearQuest
9 1 (0.070%) Eclipse
9 1 (0.070%) Jenkins
9 1 (0.070%) VectorCAST
9 1 (0.070%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 531 (37.26%) Finance
2 174 (12.21%) Banking
3 80 (5.61%) Telecoms
4 65 (4.56%) Retail
5 48 (3.37%) Law
6 39 (2.74%) Legal
7 24 (1.68%) Investment Banking
7 24 (1.68%) Manufacturing
8 23 (1.61%) Financial Institution
9 22 (1.54%) Billing
10 20 (1.40%) Automotive
10 20 (1.40%) Marketing
11 18 (1.26%) Retail Banking
12 14 (0.98%) Publishing
12 14 (0.98%) Spanish Language
13 12 (0.84%) Advertising
14 10 (0.70%) Pharmaceutical
15 9 (0.63%) Local Government
16 6 (0.42%) Electronics
16 6 (0.42%) German Language
Job Titles
1 522 (36.63%) Project Manager
2 272 (19.09%) Analyst
3 113 (7.93%) PMO Analyst
4 95 (6.67%) IT Manager
5 90 (6.32%) IT Project Manager
6 81 (5.68%) Business Analyst
7 77 (5.40%) Project Planner
8 67 (4.70%) Coordinator
9 58 (4.07%) Programme Planner
10 50 (3.51%) PMO Manager
11 47 (3.30%) Infrastructure Manager
11 47 (3.30%) Infrastructure Project Manager
12 45 (3.16%) Consultant
13 44 (3.09%) Senior Manager
14 43 (3.02%) Project Coordinator
15 42 (2.95%) Project Analyst
16 40 (2.81%) Support Officer
17 39 (2.74%) Senior Project Manager
18 38 (2.67%) PMO Planner
19 35 (2.46%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (2.39%) .NET
2 27 (1.89%) Middleware
3 20 (1.40%) XML
4 13 (0.91%) Web Services
5 12 (0.84%) HTML
6 10 (0.70%) SOAP
7 7 (0.49%) Oracle Fusion
7 7 (0.49%) WebSphere MQ
8 5 (0.35%) .NET Framework
8 5 (0.35%) CSS
9 4 (0.28%) JSON
9 4 (0.28%) REST
10 3 (0.21%) ASP.NET
10 3 (0.21%) IBM Integration Bus
11 2 (0.14%) Hibernate
11 2 (0.14%) jQuery
11 2 (0.14%) LAMP
11 2 (0.14%) OAuth
11 2 (0.14%) SAP Basis
11 2 (0.14%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 192 (13.47%) Analytical Skills
2 82 (5.75%) PMI
3 73 (5.12%) Management Information System
4 72 (5.05%) Data Centre
5 27 (1.89%) Virtual Team
6 14 (0.98%) Computer Science
7 13 (0.91%) Equities
8 12 (0.84%) Fixed Income
8 12 (0.84%) Replication
9 11 (0.77%) e-Learning
9 11 (0.77%) User Experience
10 10 (0.70%) Tandem
11 9 (0.63%) Credit Risk
11 9 (0.63%) Enterprise Storage
12 8 (0.56%) Economics
12 8 (0.56%) FMCG
12 8 (0.56%) Mobile App
13 7 (0.49%) Client/Server
13 7 (0.49%) NHS
13 7 (0.49%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 87 (6.11%) Windows
2 44 (3.09%) Unix
3 28 (1.96%) Windows Server
4 21 (1.47%) Linux
5 15 (1.05%) Solaris
6 13 (0.91%) AIX
7 12 (0.84%) Windows Server 2003
8 9 (0.63%) Windows 7
8 9 (0.63%) Windows Phone
9 6 (0.42%) Mac OS
10 4 (0.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (0.21%) Android
11 3 (0.21%) pSOS
11 3 (0.21%) Windows 10
12 2 (0.14%) Apple iOS
12 2 (0.14%) Windows Server 2008
12 2 (0.14%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.070%) CentOS
13 1 (0.070%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.070%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 739 (51.86%) Project Management
2 482 (33.82%) PRINCE2
3 284 (19.93%) Stakeholder Management
4 263 (18.46%) Agile Software Development
5 180 (12.63%) Project Planning
6 170 (11.93%) Change Management
7 147 (10.32%) ITIL
8 127 (8.91%) Programme Management
9 125 (8.77%) Change Control
10 107 (7.51%) Migration
11 99 (6.95%) Risk Management
12 90 (6.32%) Waterfall
13 80 (5.61%) SDLC
14 75 (5.26%) Business Analysis
15 74 (5.19%) CRM
16 73 (5.12%) Scrum
17 66 (4.63%) Stakeholder Engagement
18 59 (4.14%) Time Management
19 58 (4.07%) Coaching
20 56 (3.93%) PRINCE
Programming Languages
1 64 (4.49%) SQL
2 19 (1.33%) VBA
3 17 (1.19%) C
4 13 (0.91%) Java
4 13 (0.91%) VB
5 9 (0.63%) C++
6 6 (0.42%) C#
6 6 (0.42%) Shell Script
7 5 (0.35%) JavaScript
8 4 (0.28%) PowerShell
8 4 (0.28%) T-SQL
9 2 (0.14%) VBScript
10 1 (0.070%) Embedded C
10 1 (0.070%) PHP
10 1 (0.070%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 164 (11.51%) Security Cleared
2 125 (8.77%) PMI Certification
3 113 (7.93%) SC Cleared
4 104 (7.30%) Degree
5 77 (5.40%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 63 (4.42%) PMP
7 50 (3.51%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 34 (2.39%) APMP
9 27 (1.89%) ISEB
10 26 (1.82%) DV Cleared
11 22 (1.54%) CISSP
11 22 (1.54%) ITIL Certification
12 17 (1.19%) BPSS Clearance
13 9 (0.63%) CISM
13 9 (0.63%) Microsoft Certification
14 8 (0.56%) GCIA
14 8 (0.56%) GCIH
14 8 (0.56%) MAPM
14 8 (0.56%) MCSE
14 8 (0.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (3.79%) QA
2 19 (1.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 18 (1.26%) Data Quality
4 16 (1.12%) Disclosure Scotland
5 7 (0.49%) P3O
6 6 (0.42%) COBIT
6 6 (0.42%) MiFID
6 6 (0.42%) PCI DSS
6 6 (0.42%) SLA
7 3 (0.21%) COSO
7 3 (0.21%) FATCA
7 3 (0.21%) SAS 70
8 2 (0.14%) GCP
8 2 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 2 (0.14%) PMBOK
9 1 (0.070%) HL7
9 1 (0.070%) IEC 61508
9 1 (0.070%) ISO 9000
9 1 (0.070%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.070%) ISO13485
System Software
1 29 (2.04%) Active Directory
2 23 (1.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (0.70%) XenApp
4 9 (0.63%) UAG
5 8 (0.56%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 8 (0.56%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (0.21%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.14%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.070%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.070%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 17 (1.19%) HP Quality Center
2 12 (0.84%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 9 (0.63%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 8 (0.56%) Backup Exec
4 8 (0.56%) IBM BigFix
4 8 (0.56%) SCOM
4 8 (0.56%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
5 6 (0.42%) RSA Security Analytics
6 2 (0.14%) WSUS
7 1 (0.070%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 568 (39.86%) Microsoft
2 72 (5.05%) Oracle
3 53 (3.72%) SAP
4 31 (2.18%) HP
5 29 (2.04%) VMware
6 19 (1.33%) Salesforce.com
7 16 (1.12%) Amdocs
7 16 (1.12%) Google
7 16 (1.12%) Remedy
8 15 (1.05%) Ericsson
9 13 (0.91%) Citrix
9 13 (0.91%) IBM
9 13 (0.91%) Rally
10 12 (0.84%) CheckPoint
11 11 (0.77%) Cisco
12 10 (0.70%) Apple
12 10 (0.70%) PeopleSoft
12 10 (0.70%) Symantec
13 9 (0.63%) Altiris
13 9 (0.63%) Cognos
Hampshire
Montash
Rate: £650 - £750 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Maclean Moore Consulting
Rate: Up to £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
LA International
Rate: £350 - £390 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Dupen Recruitment Services
Rate: £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £240 - £260 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
LA International
Rate: negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 5 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Portsmouth City Council
Rate: £33,105 - £36,937 p.a.) plus a market supplement payment of £4,670 p.a
Posted: 25 days ago
London
People Source Consulting
Posted: 11 days ago
City, London
Sanderson
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Coal IT Services
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago