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 24 June 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
24 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Project
Rank 192 135 102
Rank change year-on-year
-57 -33
Contract jobs citing MS Project 718 951 1114
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.34% 1.70% 2.05%
As % of the Applications category 12.64% 14.10% 15.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 473 625 677
Median daily rate £350 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £252 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £370 £370
% change year-on-year
-10.81% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 20 17
Median hourly rate £22.50 £29.70 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.24% +56.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.06 £12.35 £12.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.90 £89.00 £27.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £31.40 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-28.34% +65.26%

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
5679 6743 7028
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 10.56% 12.02% 12.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 3413 3806 3814
Median daily rate £340 £331 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.87% +1.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £155 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £500 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
- +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 469 654 722
Median hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -4.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.24 £10.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.90 £35.00 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £14.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+13.79% -6.45%

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 24 June 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 24 June 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 24 June 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 -59 638 £356 -11.00% 111
London -51 252 £411 -5.78% 36
South East -58 123 £335 -16.18% 27
West Midlands -24 70 £325 -15.03% 7
Scotland -17 59 £325 - 2
North West -10 47 £338 +3.84% 18
Berkshire -11 43 £410 +9.33% 10
Hampshire -23 43 £325 -7.14% 4
Edinburgh +4 36 £330 +1.53% 1
South West -27 36 £349 -9.41% 8
City of London -13 32 £388 -9.35% 15
East of England +3 31 £375 +25.00% 7
Manchester -6 27 £350 -6.66% 12
East Midlands +12 26 £350 +7.69% 4
Yorkshire -4 24 £293 -10.00% 4
North East - 21 £310 -
Coventry +2 19 £363 -17.14% 2
West Yorkshire -7 19 £290 -10.76% 4
Tyne and Wear - 19 £310 -
Bristol 0 17 £368 +25.10% 3
Reading -2 17 £450 +24.13% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 17 £310 -
Nottinghamshire +10 15 £335 -29.47% 2
Hook +10 14 £310 +10.71%
Warwickshire -1 13 £365 +4.28%
Cheshire +3 12 £300 +41.17% 2
Birmingham -19 12 £375 +5.26% 3
Cambridgeshire +19 11 £475 +58.33% 1
Nottingham +4 11 £335 -29.47%
Renfrewshire -29 11 £280 -19.13%

MS Project
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 June 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.

1 795 (49.44%) Project Management
2 745 (46.33%) MS Excel
3 623 (38.74%) Microsoft
4 605 (37.62%) Finance
5 583 (36.26%) PRINCE2
6 378 (23.51%) MS Office
7 333 (20.71%) MS Visio
8 323 (20.09%) Agile Software Development
9 322 (20.02%) Stakeholder Management
10 299 (18.59%) MS PowerPoint
11 252 (15.67%) SharePoint
12 207 (12.87%) Security Cleared
13 203 (12.62%) Project Planning
14 188 (11.69%) Analytical Skills
15 170 (10.57%) Banking
16 161 (10.01%) PMI Certification
17 160 (9.95%) ITIL
18 155 (9.64%) Change Control
19 147 (9.14%) Change Management
20 143 (8.89%) SC Cleared
21 136 (8.46%) Degree
22 133 (8.27%) Programme Management
23 127 (7.90%) Waterfall
24 111 (6.90%) Migration
25 101 (6.28%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
26 97 (6.03%) SQL
27 92 (5.72%) Oracle
27 92 (5.72%) PMI
27 92 (5.72%) Risk Management
28 88 (5.47%) PMP

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
1 252 (15.67%) SharePoint
2 46 (2.86%) MS Project Server
3 34 (2.11%) Confluence
4 15 (0.93%) Skype for Business
5 13 (0.81%) MS Exchange
6 11 (0.68%) SharePoint 2013
7 10 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2003
8 9 (0.56%) CMS
8 9 (0.56%) SAS
9 6 (0.37%) SharePoint 2010
9 6 (0.37%) WebSphere
10 5 (0.31%) OpenStack
10 5 (0.31%) WebLogic
11 4 (0.25%) BizTalk Server
11 4 (0.25%) IBM Notes
12 3 (0.19%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 3 (0.19%) eRoom
12 3 (0.19%) SharePoint Server
13 2 (0.12%) Alfresco
13 2 (0.12%) IIS
Applications
1 745 (46.33%) MS Excel
2 378 (23.51%) MS Office
3 333 (20.71%) MS Visio
4 299 (18.59%) MS PowerPoint
5 20 (1.24%) Spreadsheet
6 7 (0.44%) Open Workbench
7 4 (0.25%) Acrobat
8 3 (0.19%) Mingle
9 1 (0.062%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.062%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.062%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 34 (2.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 30 (1.87%) Primavera
3 9 (0.56%) Oracle EBS
4 8 (0.50%) Dynamics AX
5 6 (0.37%) CA PPM
5 6 (0.37%) Dynamics NAV
5 6 (0.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 4 (0.25%) OpenText VIM for SAP
6 4 (0.25%) SAP SRM
7 3 (0.19%) assyst
7 3 (0.19%) Oracle Payables
7 3 (0.19%) Oracle Receivables
7 3 (0.19%) SAP PS
8 2 (0.12%) Lawson
8 2 (0.12%) Maximo
8 2 (0.12%) Oracle ERP
8 2 (0.12%) Oracle Financials
8 2 (0.12%) Summit
9 1 (0.062%) BASE24
9 1 (0.062%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 30 (1.87%) Office 365
2 18 (1.12%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (0.75%) Google Apps
4 6 (0.37%) SaaS
4 6 (0.37%) Trello
5 4 (0.25%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (0.25%) Basecamp
6 3 (0.19%) IBM Blueworks
6 3 (0.19%) PaaS
7 2 (0.12%) IaaS
7 2 (0.12%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.062%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.062%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.062%) SuccessFactors
8 1 (0.062%) Taleo
8 1 (0.062%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 35 (2.18%) WAN
2 31 (1.93%) LAN
3 24 (1.49%) Wi-Fi
4 16 (1.00%) DNS
5 15 (0.93%) Firewall
6 13 (0.81%) VPN
7 12 (0.75%) Internet
8 11 (0.68%) ATM
8 11 (0.68%) Extranet
8 11 (0.68%) LTE
8 11 (0.68%) Network Security
9 9 (0.56%) DHCP
9 9 (0.56%) HTTP
9 9 (0.56%) Intranet
9 9 (0.56%) SAN
9 9 (0.56%) VoLTE
10 6 (0.37%) FTP
10 6 (0.37%) Intrusion Detection
11 4 (0.25%) IP Telephony
11 4 (0.25%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (3.11%) SQL Server
2 32 (1.99%) Data Warehouse
3 26 (1.62%) Oracle Reports
4 17 (1.06%) MS Access
5 16 (1.00%) Oracle Database
6 13 (0.81%) BusinessObjects
7 9 (0.56%) SQL Server 2012
8 8 (0.50%) Azure SQL Database
8 8 (0.50%) Data Mining
8 8 (0.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 7 (0.44%) SQL Server 2014
9 7 (0.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 7 (0.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 5 (0.31%) Big Data
10 5 (0.31%) Oracle OWB
10 5 (0.31%) SAP BW
11 4 (0.25%) Oracle Database 11g
11 4 (0.25%) SQL Server 2008
12 3 (0.19%) Oracle BI EE
12 3 (0.19%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 78 (4.85%) JIRA
2 11 (0.68%) Team Foundation Server
3 9 (0.56%) Subversion
4 6 (0.37%) JIRA Agile
5 5 (0.31%) VersionOne
5 5 (0.31%) Visual Studio
6 4 (0.25%) Artifactory
6 4 (0.25%) Bitbucket
6 4 (0.25%) Git (software)
6 4 (0.25%) SoapUI
6 4 (0.25%) Sonatype Nexus
6 4 (0.25%) TeamCity
7 3 (0.19%) HP UFT
7 3 (0.19%) LSMW
8 2 (0.12%) FrontPage
8 2 (0.12%) StarTeam
9 1 (0.062%) Apache Ivy
9 1 (0.062%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 1 (0.062%) VectorCAST
9 1 (0.062%) Zephyr
General
1 605 (37.62%) Finance
2 170 (10.57%) Banking
3 82 (5.10%) Telecoms
4 68 (4.23%) Retail
5 49 (3.05%) Law
6 33 (2.05%) Legal
7 28 (1.74%) Marketing
8 23 (1.43%) Advertising
8 23 (1.43%) Financial Institution
9 22 (1.37%) Investment Banking
9 22 (1.37%) Pharmaceutical
10 21 (1.31%) Manufacturing
11 18 (1.12%) Publishing
12 16 (1.00%) Automotive
12 16 (1.00%) Retail Banking
12 16 (1.00%) Spanish Language
13 9 (0.56%) Billing
13 9 (0.56%) German Language
14 8 (0.50%) Back Office
14 8 (0.50%) French Language
Job Titles
1 566 (35.20%) Project Manager
2 304 (18.91%) Analyst
3 125 (7.77%) PMO Analyst
4 104 (6.47%) IT Manager
5 102 (6.34%) Project Planner
6 91 (5.66%) IT Project Manager
7 88 (5.47%) Business Analyst
8 84 (5.22%) Programme Planner
9 77 (4.79%) Coordinator
10 59 (3.67%) Support Officer
11 55 (3.42%) Infrastructure Manager
12 53 (3.30%) Infrastructure Project Manager
12 53 (3.30%) PMO Planner
13 51 (3.17%) Project Coordinator
14 50 (3.11%) Project Analyst
15 47 (2.92%) Consultant
15 47 (2.92%) PMO Manager
15 47 (2.92%) Project Officer
15 47 (2.92%) Senior Manager
16 43 (2.67%) Project Support Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (1.99%) XML
2 30 (1.87%) .NET
3 20 (1.24%) HTML
4 19 (1.18%) Middleware
5 16 (1.00%) Web Services
6 8 (0.50%) SOAP
7 7 (0.44%) Velocity
8 5 (0.31%) CSS
9 4 (0.25%) Flash
9 4 (0.25%) JSON
9 4 (0.25%) REST
9 4 (0.25%) SAP Fiori
10 3 (0.19%) .NET Framework
10 3 (0.19%) ASP.NET
10 3 (0.19%) COM
10 3 (0.19%) EDI
11 2 (0.12%) Ajax
11 2 (0.12%) EDIFACT
11 2 (0.12%) OAuth
11 2 (0.12%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 188 (11.69%) Analytical Skills
2 92 (5.72%) PMI
3 79 (4.91%) Management Information System
4 71 (4.42%) Data Centre
5 24 (1.49%) Virtual Team
6 23 (1.43%) NHS
7 17 (1.06%) Equities
8 13 (0.81%) Computer Science
9 12 (0.75%) Replication
9 12 (0.75%) User Experience
10 11 (0.68%) Fixed Income
11 10 (0.62%) Enterprise Storage
11 10 (0.62%) FMCG
12 9 (0.56%) Mobile App
12 9 (0.56%) Smart Meter
13 8 (0.50%) Tandem
13 8 (0.50%) Visualisation
14 7 (0.44%) Derivative
14 7 (0.44%) e-Learning
14 7 (0.44%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 81 (5.04%) Windows
2 45 (2.80%) Unix
3 26 (1.62%) Windows Server
4 17 (1.06%) Linux
5 16 (1.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 10 (0.62%) Solaris
6 10 (0.62%) Windows 7
7 9 (0.56%) AIX
8 8 (0.50%) Windows Phone
9 6 (0.37%) Windows Server 2012
10 5 (0.31%) Windows Server 2008
11 4 (0.25%) pSOS
12 3 (0.19%) Mac OS
12 3 (0.19%) Windows 10
13 2 (0.12%) Android
13 2 (0.12%) Apple iOS
13 2 (0.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (0.12%) Windows XP
14 1 (0.062%) VMS
14 1 (0.062%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 795 (49.44%) Project Management
2 583 (36.26%) PRINCE2
3 323 (20.09%) Agile Software Development
4 322 (20.02%) Stakeholder Management
5 203 (12.62%) Project Planning
6 160 (9.95%) ITIL
7 155 (9.64%) Change Control
8 147 (9.14%) Change Management
9 133 (8.27%) Programme Management
10 127 (7.90%) Waterfall
11 111 (6.90%) Migration
12 92 (5.72%) Risk Management
13 87 (5.41%) Scrum
14 82 (5.10%) CRM
15 79 (4.91%) SDLC
16 78 (4.85%) Business Analysis
17 69 (4.29%) PRINCE
18 67 (4.17%) Coaching
19 65 (4.04%) Resource Management
19 65 (4.04%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 97 (6.03%) SQL
2 21 (1.31%) Java
3 20 (1.24%) VBA
4 18 (1.12%) C
5 10 (0.62%) C++
6 9 (0.56%) VB
7 8 (0.50%) C#
8 6 (0.37%) JavaScript
8 6 (0.37%) PowerShell
8 6 (0.37%) T-SQL
9 4 (0.25%) VBScript
10 3 (0.19%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.12%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.062%) ActionScript
12 1 (0.062%) ActionScript 2.0
12 1 (0.062%) Embedded C
12 1 (0.062%) PHP
Qualifications
1 207 (12.87%) Security Cleared
2 161 (10.01%) PMI Certification
3 143 (8.89%) SC Cleared
4 136 (8.46%) Degree
5 101 (6.28%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 88 (5.47%) PMP
7 56 (3.48%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 43 (2.67%) DV Cleared
9 41 (2.55%) APMP
10 23 (1.43%) ISEB
10 23 (1.43%) ITIL Certification
11 17 (1.06%) BPSS Clearance
12 15 (0.93%) CISSP
13 12 (0.75%) ISTQB
14 11 (0.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 9 (0.56%) Cisco Certification
16 8 (0.50%) CAPM
16 8 (0.50%) CCNA
16 8 (0.50%) Microsoft Certification
17 7 (0.44%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 75 (4.66%) QA
2 22 (1.37%) Data Quality
3 16 (1.00%) Disclosure Scotland
4 13 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 11 (0.68%) HL7
6 8 (0.50%) PCI DSS
7 7 (0.44%) COBIT
7 7 (0.44%) P3O
7 7 (0.44%) SLA
8 6 (0.37%) PMBOK
9 5 (0.31%) GxP
10 4 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 3 (0.19%) FATCA
11 3 (0.19%) ISO 9001
11 3 (0.19%) MiFID
12 2 (0.12%) COSO
12 2 (0.12%) CRD IV
12 2 (0.12%) FINREP
12 2 (0.12%) GCP
12 2 (0.12%) Solvency II
System Software
1 36 (2.24%) Active Directory
2 23 (1.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (0.56%) UAG
3 9 (0.56%) Virtual Machines
4 7 (0.44%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 7 (0.44%) VMware ESXi
4 7 (0.44%) XenApp
5 1 (0.062%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.062%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (0.062%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 11 (0.68%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 9 (0.56%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (0.56%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 7 (0.44%) Backup Exec
3 7 (0.44%) IBM BigFix
3 7 (0.44%) SCOM
3 7 (0.44%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
4 6 (0.37%) RSA Security Analytics
5 4 (0.25%) SCCM
6 1 (0.062%) ServiceCenter
6 1 (0.062%) WSUS
Vendors
1 623 (38.74%) Microsoft
2 92 (5.72%) Oracle
3 64 (3.98%) SAP
4 37 (2.30%) HP
5 25 (1.55%) VMware
6 21 (1.31%) IBM
7 20 (1.24%) Google
8 17 (1.06%) Salesforce.com
9 16 (1.00%) Remedy
10 15 (0.93%) Amdocs
11 14 (0.87%) Ericsson
12 13 (0.81%) Citrix
12 13 (0.81%) Planview
13 12 (0.75%) Cognos
14 11 (0.68%) PeopleSoft
14 11 (0.68%) Rally
15 10 (0.62%) JD Edwards
16 9 (0.56%) Altiris
16 9 (0.56%) Cisco
16 9 (0.56%) Symantec
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