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 25 September 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
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Project
Rank 208 156 110
Rank change year-on-year
-52 -46
Contract jobs citing MS Project 650 887 1116
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.23% 1.53% 1.93%
As % of the Applications category 11.39% 13.54% 14.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 452 600 707
Median daily rate £400 £375 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £249 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £512 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 18 30
Median hourly rate £28.50 £22.50 £17.05
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.66% +31.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £12.50 £13.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.12 £175.00 £63.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £17.00 £16.60
% change year-on-year
+67.64% +2.40%

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
5707 6551 7540
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 10.79% 11.30% 13.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 3390 3871 4151
Median daily rate £350 £350 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £165 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 510 643 743
Median hourly rate £16.38 £15.50 £15.94
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.64% -2.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £10.29
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £35.00 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £14.50 £15.01
% change year-on-year
+13.79% -3.41%

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 25 September 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 25 September 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 25 September 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 -50 601 £400 +6.66% 82
London -31 272 £421 +5.31% 25
South East -44 109 £384 +10.37% 15
West Midlands -3 58 £370 +13.84% 8
East of England +11 38 £425 +31.78% 13
South West -19 33 £325 -13.33% 4
City of London -22 31 £475 +20.63% 9
Berkshire -10 29 £388 +40.90% 3
Hampshire -10 29 £318 -2.07% 2
North West -3 28 £390 -2.50% 11
Yorkshire -8 28 £388 +8.84% 2
Scotland -1 27 £388 +29.16% 2
West Yorkshire -12 22 £400 +12.35% 2
North East -11 19 £280 +12.70%
Newcastle upon Tyne -14 19 £280 +12.70%
Tyne and Wear -15 19 £280 +12.70%
Hertfordshire +2 18 £388 -13.88% 4
Bristol +3 17 £435 +33.84% 1
Warwickshire +8 16 £415 -0.59% 1
Edinburgh -1 14 £378 +16.30%
Buckinghamshire -8 14 £431 -6.75% 3
Essex +8 13 £456 +52.08% 3
Milton Keynes -3 13 £431 +5.18% 3
Manchester -13 13 £375 -6.25% 5
Reading +9 12 £400 +14.28%
Coventry -6 12 £400 +1.58% 3
Watford +6 10 £388 - 2
East Midlands -28 10 £392 +36.34% 3
Staffordshire +3 9 £340 +4.61%
Leeds -9 9 £338 -10.00% 2

MS Project
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 September 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.

1 693 (50.84%) Project Management
2 651 (47.76%) MS Excel
3 536 (39.33%) Microsoft
4 522 (38.30%) Finance
5 439 (32.21%) PRINCE2
6 319 (23.40%) MS Office
7 312 (22.89%) MS Visio
8 287 (21.06%) MS PowerPoint
9 276 (20.25%) Stakeholder Management
10 258 (18.93%) Agile Software Development
11 204 (14.97%) SharePoint
12 203 (14.89%) Analytical Skills
13 182 (13.35%) Project Planning
14 168 (12.33%) Security Cleared
15 166 (12.18%) Change Management
16 158 (11.59%) Banking
17 125 (9.17%) ITIL
17 125 (9.17%) SC Cleared
18 120 (8.80%) Programme Management
19 110 (8.07%) Migration
20 109 (8.00%) Change Control
21 102 (7.48%) PMI Certification
22 92 (6.75%) Degree
23 91 (6.68%) Waterfall
24 90 (6.60%) Risk Management
25 84 (6.16%) Windows
26 79 (5.80%) SDLC
27 74 (5.43%) PMI
27 74 (5.43%) Business Analysis
28 70 (5.14%) Management Information System

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
1 204 (14.97%) SharePoint
2 50 (3.67%) MS Project Server
3 17 (1.25%) CMS
3 17 (1.25%) Skype for Business
4 16 (1.17%) Confluence
5 15 (1.10%) MS Exchange
6 11 (0.81%) SharePoint 2013
6 11 (0.81%) WebSphere
7 10 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2003
8 8 (0.59%) IBM Notes
9 6 (0.44%) SharePoint 2010
10 5 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2007
10 5 (0.37%) OpenStack
10 5 (0.37%) WebSphere Application Server
11 4 (0.29%) BizTalk Server
12 2 (0.15%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 2 (0.15%) SAP EP
12 2 (0.15%) SAS
13 1 (0.073%) SharePoint Server
13 1 (0.073%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 651 (47.76%) MS Excel
2 319 (23.40%) MS Office
3 312 (22.89%) MS Visio
4 287 (21.06%) MS PowerPoint
5 32 (2.35%) Spreadsheet
6 10 (0.73%) Open Workbench
7 6 (0.44%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.15%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.073%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.073%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.073%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 33 (2.42%) Primavera
2 24 (1.76%) Dynamics CRM
3 10 (0.73%) Oracle Payables
3 10 (0.73%) Oracle Receivables
4 9 (0.66%) Oracle EBS
5 8 (0.59%) Oracle ERP
6 6 (0.44%) Oracle Assets
6 6 (0.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 4 (0.29%) Dynamics AX
7 4 (0.29%) Dynamics NAV
7 4 (0.29%) Summit
8 3 (0.22%) CA PPM
8 3 (0.22%) Lawson
8 3 (0.22%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 3 (0.22%) SAP HCM
8 3 (0.22%) SAP HR
9 2 (0.15%) Oracle EBS R12
9 2 (0.15%) Oracle Financials
9 2 (0.15%) Oracle Internet Expenses
10 1 (0.073%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 38 (2.79%) Office 365
2 11 (0.81%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (0.66%) Google Apps
4 7 (0.51%) Basecamp
5 6 (0.44%) SaaS
5 6 (0.44%) Trello
6 5 (0.37%) PaaS
6 5 (0.37%) Yammer
7 4 (0.29%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (0.29%) SuccessFactors
8 3 (0.22%) Amazon AWS
9 2 (0.15%) IaaS
9 2 (0.15%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 20 (1.47%) HTTP
2 18 (1.32%) DNS
2 18 (1.32%) Extranet
2 18 (1.32%) LAN
3 17 (1.25%) WAN
4 16 (1.17%) Firewall
5 15 (1.10%) FTP
5 15 (1.10%) Internet
6 13 (0.95%) Intranet
7 12 (0.88%) Network Security
8 11 (0.81%) Wi-Fi
9 9 (0.66%) DHCP
9 9 (0.66%) TCP/IP
9 9 (0.66%) VPN
10 8 (0.59%) Intrusion Detection
10 8 (0.59%) SAN
11 7 (0.51%) LTE
11 7 (0.51%) Skype
12 6 (0.44%) WebEx
13 5 (0.37%) VoLTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (2.64%) SQL Server
2 19 (1.39%) Data Warehouse
3 12 (0.88%) BusinessObjects
4 9 (0.66%) Oracle Reports
5 6 (0.44%) Data Mining
5 6 (0.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 5 (0.37%) Oracle Database
6 5 (0.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (0.29%) Relational Database
7 4 (0.29%) SAP Data Services
8 3 (0.22%) Big Data
8 3 (0.22%) MySQL
8 3 (0.22%) Power BI
9 2 (0.15%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
9 2 (0.15%) DataStage
9 2 (0.15%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
9 2 (0.15%) MS Access
9 2 (0.15%) Oracle Database 10g
9 2 (0.15%) SAP BW
9 2 (0.15%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 63 (4.62%) JIRA
2 8 (0.59%) JIRA Agile
2 8 (0.59%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (0.59%) VersionOne
3 4 (0.29%) LSMW
3 4 (0.29%) Sonatype Nexus
3 4 (0.29%) TeamCity
4 3 (0.22%) HP UFT
4 3 (0.22%) Subversion
5 2 (0.15%) Dreamweaver
5 2 (0.15%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.073%) Apache Ivy
6 1 (0.073%) ClearQuest
6 1 (0.073%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.073%) Maven
6 1 (0.073%) QAComplete
6 1 (0.073%) TestComplete
6 1 (0.073%) TortoiseSVN
6 1 (0.073%) VectorCAST
6 1 (0.073%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 522 (38.30%) Finance
2 158 (11.59%) Banking
3 67 (4.92%) Telecoms
4 63 (4.62%) Retail
5 47 (3.45%) Law
6 38 (2.79%) Legal
7 24 (1.76%) Billing
7 24 (1.76%) Financial Institution
7 24 (1.76%) Investment Banking
8 22 (1.61%) Manufacturing
9 18 (1.32%) Marketing
9 18 (1.32%) Retail Banking
10 17 (1.25%) Automotive
11 13 (0.95%) Advertising
12 11 (0.81%) Pharmaceutical
13 10 (0.73%) Local Government
14 9 (0.66%) Spanish Language
15 8 (0.59%) Publishing
16 7 (0.51%) German Language
17 6 (0.44%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 496 (36.39%) Project Manager
2 271 (19.88%) Analyst
3 111 (8.14%) PMO Analyst
4 88 (6.46%) IT Manager
5 87 (6.38%) IT Project Manager
6 86 (6.31%) Business Analyst
7 69 (5.06%) Project Planner
8 58 (4.26%) Coordinator
9 49 (3.60%) PMO Manager
9 49 (3.60%) Programme Planner
10 43 (3.15%) Project Analyst
11 42 (3.08%) Infrastructure Manager
11 42 (3.08%) Infrastructure Project Manager
12 40 (2.93%) Senior Manager
13 39 (2.86%) Consultant
13 39 (2.86%) Technical Manager
14 38 (2.79%) Project Coordinator
15 37 (2.71%) PMO Planner
16 35 (2.57%) Senior Project Manager
16 35 (2.57%) Technical Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (2.35%) .NET
2 28 (2.05%) Middleware
3 19 (1.39%) XML
4 13 (0.95%) HTML
4 13 (0.95%) Web Services
5 10 (0.73%) SOAP
6 7 (0.51%) Oracle Fusion
6 7 (0.51%) WebSphere MQ
7 5 (0.37%) REST
8 4 (0.29%) CSS
8 4 (0.29%) JSON
9 3 (0.22%) .NET Framework
9 3 (0.22%) IBM Integration Bus
10 2 (0.15%) CSS3
10 2 (0.15%) HTML5
10 2 (0.15%) jQuery
10 2 (0.15%) OAuth
10 2 (0.15%) RESTful
10 2 (0.15%) Velocity
10 2 (0.15%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 203 (14.89%) Analytical Skills
2 74 (5.43%) PMI
3 70 (5.14%) Data Centre
3 70 (5.14%) Management Information System
4 27 (1.98%) Virtual Team
5 16 (1.17%) e-Learning
6 14 (1.03%) Computer Science
7 13 (0.95%) Equities
8 12 (0.88%) Fixed Income
8 12 (0.88%) Replication
9 10 (0.73%) Learning Management System
9 10 (0.73%) Tandem
10 9 (0.66%) Credit Risk
10 9 (0.66%) Enterprise Storage
10 9 (0.66%) User Experience
11 8 (0.59%) Economics
12 7 (0.51%) FMCG
12 7 (0.51%) Mobile App
13 6 (0.44%) Client/Server
13 6 (0.44%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 84 (6.16%) Windows
2 37 (2.71%) Unix
3 31 (2.27%) Windows Server
4 26 (1.91%) Linux
5 19 (1.39%) Solaris
6 18 (1.32%) AIX
7 11 (0.81%) Windows Server 2003
8 9 (0.66%) Windows Phone
9 7 (0.51%) Windows 7
10 6 (0.44%) Mac OS
10 6 (0.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (0.22%) Android
11 3 (0.22%) pSOS
12 2 (0.15%) Apple iOS
12 2 (0.15%) Windows 10
13 1 (0.073%) CentOS
13 1 (0.073%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.073%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.073%) Windows Server 2008
13 1 (0.073%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 693 (50.84%) Project Management
2 439 (32.21%) PRINCE2
3 276 (20.25%) Stakeholder Management
4 258 (18.93%) Agile Software Development
5 182 (13.35%) Project Planning
6 166 (12.18%) Change Management
7 125 (9.17%) ITIL
8 120 (8.80%) Programme Management
9 110 (8.07%) Migration
10 109 (8.00%) Change Control
11 91 (6.68%) Waterfall
12 90 (6.60%) Risk Management
13 79 (5.80%) SDLC
14 74 (5.43%) Business Analysis
15 67 (4.92%) Stakeholder Engagement
16 64 (4.70%) CRM
16 64 (4.70%) Scrum
17 60 (4.40%) PRINCE
18 58 (4.26%) Resource Management
19 57 (4.18%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 61 (4.48%) SQL
2 19 (1.39%) C
3 18 (1.32%) VBA
4 13 (0.95%) Java
5 11 (0.81%) VB
6 8 (0.59%) C++
7 6 (0.44%) Shell Script
8 5 (0.37%) C#
8 5 (0.37%) JavaScript
9 4 (0.29%) T-SQL
10 3 (0.22%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.073%) Embedded C
11 1 (0.073%) PHP
11 1 (0.073%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.073%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 168 (12.33%) Security Cleared
2 125 (9.17%) SC Cleared
3 102 (7.48%) PMI Certification
4 92 (6.75%) Degree
5 66 (4.84%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 50 (3.67%) PMP
6 50 (3.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 32 (2.35%) APMP
8 28 (2.05%) ISEB
9 25 (1.83%) DV Cleared
10 24 (1.76%) CISSP
11 20 (1.47%) ITIL Certification
12 15 (1.10%) BPSS Clearance
13 10 (0.73%) GCIA
13 10 (0.73%) GCIH
14 9 (0.66%) CISM
14 9 (0.66%) Microsoft Certification
15 8 (0.59%) MCSE
15 8 (0.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 7 (0.51%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (3.23%) QA
2 15 (1.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 14 (1.03%) Data Quality
4 10 (0.73%) Disclosure Scotland
5 8 (0.59%) MiFID
5 8 (0.59%) PCI DSS
6 6 (0.44%) COBIT
7 5 (0.37%) COSO
7 5 (0.37%) P3O
7 5 (0.37%) SAS 70
8 4 (0.29%) FATCA
9 3 (0.22%) SLA
10 2 (0.15%) EMIR
10 2 (0.15%) GCP
10 2 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 1 (0.073%) AIFMD
11 1 (0.073%) Dodd-Frank
11 1 (0.073%) HL7
11 1 (0.073%) IEC 61508
11 1 (0.073%) ISO13485
System Software
1 29 (2.13%) Active Directory
2 22 (1.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (0.73%) XenApp
4 9 (0.66%) UAG
5 8 (0.59%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 8 (0.59%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.15%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.15%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.073%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.073%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 16 (1.17%) HP Quality Center
2 11 (0.81%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 9 (0.66%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 8 (0.59%) Backup Exec
4 8 (0.59%) IBM BigFix
4 8 (0.59%) RSA Security Analytics
4 8 (0.59%) SCOM
4 8 (0.59%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
5 1 (0.073%) ServiceCenter
5 1 (0.073%) WSUS
Vendors
1 536 (39.33%) Microsoft
2 59 (4.33%) Oracle
3 53 (3.89%) SAP
4 31 (2.27%) HP
5 28 (2.05%) VMware
6 16 (1.17%) Google
6 16 (1.17%) Salesforce.com
7 14 (1.03%) Cisco
7 14 (1.03%) Remedy
8 13 (0.95%) IBM
9 12 (0.88%) Planview
10 11 (0.81%) Citrix
11 10 (0.73%) CheckPoint
11 10 (0.73%) Symantec
12 9 (0.66%) Altiris
12 9 (0.66%) Apple
12 9 (0.66%) Avaya
12 9 (0.66%) Cognos
12 9 (0.66%) Rally
13 8 (0.59%) Sitecore
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