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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Project
Rank 108 101 94
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -7
Contract jobs citing MS Project 970 971 910
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.85% 1.93% 2.03%
As % of the Applications category 15.48% 14.47% 15.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 621 575 571
Average daily rate
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£396 £384 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.19% +2.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £232 £250 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £335
% change year-on-year
- +11.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 18 38
Average hourly rate £21.50 £35.00 £32.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.57% +6.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.80 £14.40 £13.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.20 £56.00 £38.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £35.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year
-37.14% +4.47%

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
6267 6709 5856
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 11.94% 13.35% 13.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 3525 3487 3020
Average daily rate £338 £325 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% -3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £138 £158
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 589 620 681
Average hourly rate £15.75 £15.50 £15.44
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.61% +0.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.25 £10.00 £9.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £37.50 £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.00

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 27 February 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 27 February 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 27 February 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 -10 888 £396 +1.86% 182
London -2 345 £410 +0.92% 58
South East -21 236 £375 -0.79% 36
North West +48 103 £395 +16.26% 21
Hampshire -9 75 £375 +4.82% 8
City of London +12 70 £408 -12.36% 20
Manchester +34 57 £425 +13.33% 16
Buckinghamshire +8 57 £375 +21.75% 6
South West -25 57 £360 -2.83% 21
Scotland -8 52 £398 +13.84% 6
West Midlands -14 48 £395 +12.71% 10
Berkshire -19 44 £350 -9.96% 7
Milton Keynes -7 40 £350 +13.63% 3
Yorkshire -6 34 £375 +7.06% 17
Edinburgh +6 30 £408 +19.85% 2
Surrey -2 29 £446 +3.77% 5
East of England -16 29 £336 -18.48% 10
Cheshire +11 25 £350 +5.66% 1
Reading +8 24 £443 +6.62% 1
Bristol +4 23 £350 +16.66% 2
East Midlands +7 21 £288 -14.81% 6
West Yorkshire -15 21 £375 +6.99% 13
Wales -20 19 £438 +14.75% 4
Southampton -5 17 £275 -45.00% 3
Coventry +4 16 £475 +31.94% 3
West Sussex -8 14 £328 -18.83% 3
Oxfordshire -9 13 £488 -27.77%
South Wales -18 12 £438 +14.75% 4
North East -1 11 £425 +90.33% 1
Leeds -8 10 £354 +0.92% 8

MS Project
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 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.

1 978 (50.26%) Project Management
2 947 (48.66%) MS Excel
3 768 (39.47%) PRINCE2
4 739 (37.98%) Microsoft
5 704 (36.18%) Finance
6 533 (27.39%) MS Office
7 426 (21.89%) MS PowerPoint
8 357 (18.35%) MS Visio
9 346 (17.78%) Stakeholder Management
10 310 (15.93%) Agile Software Development
11 289 (14.85%) Security Cleared
12 285 (14.65%) Project Planning
13 259 (13.31%) SharePoint
14 242 (12.44%) Change Management
15 222 (11.41%) SC Cleared
16 209 (10.74%) Banking
17 202 (10.38%) Programme Management
18 188 (9.66%) Degree
19 176 (9.04%) PMI Certification
20 173 (8.89%) ITIL
21 159 (8.17%) Analytical Skills
22 148 (7.61%) Retail
23 141 (7.25%) Change Control
23 141 (7.25%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
24 140 (7.19%) Risk Management
25 125 (6.42%) SQL
26 124 (6.37%) PMP
27 120 (6.17%) SAP
28 113 (5.81%) Telecoms
29 111 (5.70%) PRINCE2 Certification

MS Project
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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
1 259 (13.31%) SharePoint
2 91 (4.68%) MS Project Server
3 20 (1.03%) SharePoint 2010
4 15 (0.77%) SAS
5 12 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2003
5 12 (0.62%) MS Exchange
6 9 (0.46%) SharePoint 2013
6 9 (0.46%) Tomcat
6 9 (0.46%) WebSphere
7 8 (0.41%) IIS
7 8 (0.41%) SharePoint Server
7 8 (0.41%) CMS
8 7 (0.36%) WebLogic
9 6 (0.31%) Confluence
9 6 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2010
10 5 (0.26%) Documentum
10 5 (0.26%) JBoss
10 5 (0.26%) IBM Notes
10 5 (0.26%) Apache
11 4 (0.21%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 947 (48.66%) MS Excel
2 533 (27.39%) MS Office
3 426 (21.89%) MS PowerPoint
4 357 (18.35%) MS Visio
5 24 (1.23%) Spreadsheet
6 12 (0.62%) InfoPath
7 4 (0.21%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.15%) Open Workbench
8 3 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 2 (0.10%) Acrobat
10 1 (0.051%) Niku Workbench
10 1 (0.051%) SPSS
10 1 (0.051%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 13 (0.67%) CA PPM
2 10 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
3 9 (0.46%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 6 (0.31%) Oracle EBS
4 6 (0.31%) SAP ERP
5 5 (0.26%) SAP GRC
5 5 (0.26%) Oracle EBS R12
5 5 (0.26%) SAP FI
5 5 (0.26%) Cognos TM1
6 3 (0.15%) Oracle Applications
6 3 (0.15%) Oracle Retail
6 3 (0.15%) Changepoint
7 2 (0.10%) Siebel Analytics
7 2 (0.10%) Tridion
7 2 (0.10%) Agresso
7 2 (0.10%) WebTrends
7 2 (0.10%) Dynamics AX
8 1 (0.051%) Dynamics NAV
8 1 (0.051%) Oracle ERP
8 1 (0.051%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 11 (0.57%) SaaS
2 4 (0.21%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (0.21%) Trello
3 2 (0.10%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.051%) PaaS
4 1 (0.051%) Basecamp
4 1 (0.051%) IaaS
4 1 (0.051%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 23 (1.18%) LAN
2 21 (1.08%) WAN
3 19 (0.98%) SAN
3 19 (0.98%) Firewall
4 17 (0.87%) Intranet
5 15 (0.77%) DNS
5 15 (0.77%) ATM
6 14 (0.72%) DHCP
7 13 (0.67%) Internet
8 8 (0.41%) TCP/IP
9 7 (0.36%) SDH
10 6 (0.31%) VPN
10 6 (0.31%) Wi-Fi
10 6 (0.31%) VLAN
10 6 (0.31%) Unified Communications
11 5 (0.26%) 4G
11 5 (0.26%) MPLS
11 5 (0.26%) Cisco ASA
11 5 (0.26%) Wireless
11 5 (0.26%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 69 (3.55%) SQL Server
2 21 (1.08%) SQL Server 2005
3 20 (1.03%) SQL Server 2008
4 19 (0.98%) Data Warehouse
5 17 (0.87%) MS Access
6 14 (0.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 12 (0.62%) Oracle Database
7 12 (0.62%) SQL Server 2012
8 11 (0.57%) Oracle Reports
9 9 (0.46%) Crystal Reports
10 7 (0.36%) SQL Server 2000
10 7 (0.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 5 (0.26%) SAS Enterprise Guide
11 5 (0.26%) MySQL
12 4 (0.21%) Oracle Database 10g
12 4 (0.21%) SAP BW
12 4 (0.21%) QlikView
12 4 (0.21%) Relational Database
13 3 (0.15%) Oracle BI EE
13 3 (0.15%) Oracle OWB
Development Applications
1 37 (1.90%) JIRA
2 25 (1.28%) Visual Studio
3 13 (0.67%) Team Foundation Server
4 8 (0.41%) TestDirector
5 7 (0.36%) ClearQuest
6 6 (0.31%) Oracle APEX
6 6 (0.31%) QuickTest Pro
7 4 (0.21%) ClearCase
7 4 (0.21%) JUnit
7 4 (0.21%) Rational Functional Tester
7 4 (0.21%) Git (software)
7 4 (0.21%) Rational Robot
7 4 (0.21%) SoapUI
7 4 (0.21%) RequisitePro
8 3 (0.15%) Balsamiq Mockups
8 3 (0.15%) Visual Studio Team System
8 3 (0.15%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 3 (0.15%) LoadRunner
9 2 (0.10%) Oracle Forms
9 2 (0.10%) Ant
General
1 704 (36.18%) Finance
2 209 (10.74%) Banking
3 148 (7.61%) Retail
4 113 (5.81%) Telecoms
5 51 (2.62%) Legal
6 50 (2.57%) Retail Banking
7 47 (2.42%) Marketing
8 38 (1.95%) Law
9 37 (1.90%) Manufacturing
10 28 (1.44%) Investment Banking
11 27 (1.39%) Local Government
12 22 (1.13%) Financial Institution
13 21 (1.08%) Publishing
14 18 (0.92%) Automotive
15 17 (0.87%) French Language
16 16 (0.82%) Back Office
17 15 (0.77%) Pharmaceutical
18 14 (0.72%) Advertising
18 14 (0.72%) Billing
19 12 (0.62%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 701 (36.02%) Project Manager
2 301 (15.47%) Analyst
3 120 (6.17%) Coordinator
4 115 (5.91%) Project Planner
5 112 (5.76%) PMO Analyst
6 108 (5.55%) Business Analyst
7 95 (4.88%) Project Coordinator
8 68 (3.49%) Programme Planner
9 55 (2.83%) Project Officer
10 52 (2.67%) Consultant
11 50 (2.57%) Infrastructure Manager
12 48 (2.47%) Infrastructure Project Manager
12 48 (2.47%) Programme Manager
13 46 (2.36%) PMO Manager
14 45 (2.31%) Senior Manager
15 43 (2.21%) Junior
16 42 (2.16%) Developer
16 42 (2.16%) Project Support Officer
17 39 (2.00%) IT Project Manager
18 38 (1.95%) Senior Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (2.47%) .NET
2 29 (1.49%) XML
3 20 (1.03%) HTML
4 15 (0.77%) ASP.NET
4 15 (0.77%) CSS
4 15 (0.77%) Web Services
5 11 (0.57%) STL
6 9 (0.46%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 9 (0.46%) ASP.NET MVC
6 9 (0.46%) ASP.NET MVC 3
7 8 (0.41%) SOAP
8 5 (0.26%) J2EE
8 5 (0.26%) Middleware
9 4 (0.21%) Hibernate
9 4 (0.21%) JMS
9 4 (0.21%) Spring
9 4 (0.21%) Flash
10 3 (0.15%) DOM
10 3 (0.15%) Struts
10 3 (0.15%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 159 (8.17%) Analytical Skills
2 71 (3.65%) PMI
2 71 (3.65%) Management Information System
3 30 (1.54%) NHS
4 29 (1.49%) User Experience
5 19 (0.98%) Derivative
6 18 (0.92%) Fixed Income
7 16 (0.82%) Computer Science
8 13 (0.67%) Life Science
9 12 (0.62%) FMCG
10 11 (0.57%) Equities
11 10 (0.51%) Interest Rate Derivative
11 10 (0.51%) Open Source
12 9 (0.46%) Statistics
12 9 (0.46%) Grid Computing
12 9 (0.46%) DTV
13 8 (0.41%) Replication
13 8 (0.41%) Enterprise Storage
13 8 (0.41%) Mobile App
14 7 (0.36%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 104 (5.34%) Windows
2 36 (1.85%) Windows 7
3 25 (1.28%) Windows Server 2008
3 25 (1.28%) Windows Server 2003
4 24 (1.23%) UNIX
5 14 (0.72%) Linux
6 12 (0.62%) Windows XP
7 9 (0.46%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (0.36%) Windows 2000
9 6 (0.31%) Windows Vista
10 5 (0.26%) Android
10 5 (0.26%) Apple iOS
11 4 (0.21%) Windows 2000 Server
11 4 (0.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (0.10%) Windows 8
12 2 (0.10%) AIX
12 2 (0.10%) Solaris
12 2 (0.10%) OS/400
13 1 (0.051%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.051%) pSOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 978 (50.26%) Project Management
2 768 (39.47%) PRINCE2
3 346 (17.78%) Stakeholder Management
4 310 (15.93%) Agile Software Development
5 285 (14.65%) Project Planning
6 242 (12.44%) Change Management
7 202 (10.38%) Programme Management
8 173 (8.89%) ITIL
9 141 (7.25%) Change Control
10 140 (7.19%) Risk Management
11 109 (5.60%) Waterfall
12 106 (5.45%) Migration
13 99 (5.09%) Business Analysis
14 83 (4.27%) Scrum
15 79 (4.06%) Service Delivery
16 68 (3.49%) PRINCE
17 65 (3.34%) Business Transformation
18 59 (3.03%) Resource Management
19 57 (2.93%) Portfolio Management
20 56 (2.88%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 125 (6.42%) SQL
2 40 (2.06%) C#
3 39 (2.00%) Java
4 33 (1.70%) C
5 31 (1.59%) VBA
6 15 (0.77%) VB
7 14 (0.72%) JavaScript
8 13 (0.67%) PL/SQL
8 13 (0.67%) Python
9 12 (0.62%) VB.NET
9 12 (0.62%) C++
10 9 (0.46%) Shell Script
11 8 (0.41%) VBScript
12 5 (0.26%) PHP
13 4 (0.21%) Jython
14 3 (0.15%) T-SQL
15 2 (0.10%) RPG
15 2 (0.10%) COBOL
15 2 (0.10%) Perl
15 2 (0.10%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 289 (14.85%) Security Cleared
2 222 (11.41%) SC Cleared
3 188 (9.66%) Degree
4 176 (9.04%) PMI Certification
5 141 (7.25%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 124 (6.37%) PMP
7 111 (5.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 59 (3.03%) APMP
9 44 (2.26%) VCP4
10 42 (2.16%) DV Cleared
11 37 (1.90%) ISEB
12 13 (0.67%) HND
13 12 (0.62%) HNC
14 11 (0.57%) Microsoft Certification
15 10 (0.51%) ISEB Practitioner
16 9 (0.46%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 8 (0.41%) MBA
18 7 (0.36%) BC Cleared
19 6 (0.31%) Cisco Certification
19 6 (0.31%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 88 (4.52%) QA
2 34 (1.75%) P3O
3 18 (0.92%) SLA
4 11 (0.57%) PMBOK
5 10 (0.51%) Data Quality
6 9 (0.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 8 (0.41%) ISO 9001
7 8 (0.41%) Solvency II
8 5 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 5 (0.26%) EMIR
9 4 (0.21%) Dodd-Frank
10 3 (0.15%) COBIT
11 2 (0.10%) GxP
11 2 (0.10%) COREP
11 2 (0.10%) PCI DSS
12 1 (0.051%) COSO
12 1 (0.051%) Basel III
12 1 (0.051%) AIFMD
12 1 (0.051%) UCITS
12 1 (0.051%) MiFID
System Software
1 37 (1.90%) Active Directory
2 30 (1.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (0.41%) Hyper-V
4 5 (0.26%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 3 (0.15%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (0.15%) XenApp
5 3 (0.15%) MetaFrame
6 2 (0.10%) XenServer
6 2 (0.10%) XenDesktop
6 2 (0.10%) EMC RecoverPoint
6 2 (0.10%) vSphere
6 2 (0.10%) vCloud
7 1 (0.051%) RACF
7 1 (0.051%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 20 (1.03%) HP Quality Center
2 15 (0.77%) SCCM
3 12 (0.62%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 9 (0.46%) OVSD
5 6 (0.31%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 5 (0.26%) Norton AntiVirus
6 5 (0.26%) SCOM
6 5 (0.26%) SCVMM
6 5 (0.26%) SCDPM
7 1 (0.051%) Puppet
7 1 (0.051%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.051%) WMI
7 1 (0.051%) WSUS
Vendors
1 739 (37.98%) Microsoft
2 120 (6.17%) SAP
3 96 (4.93%) Oracle
4 51 (2.62%) HP
5 37 (1.90%) VMware
6 36 (1.85%) Citrix
7 34 (1.75%) Cisco
8 33 (1.70%) IBM
9 30 (1.54%) Primavera
10 17 (0.87%) Planview
11 16 (0.82%) Adobe
12 14 (0.72%) CheckPoint
13 12 (0.62%) Google
14 10 (0.51%) EMC
14 10 (0.51%) Lotus
14 10 (0.51%) Business Objects
15 9 (0.46%) CA
16 7 (0.36%) PeopleSoft
16 7 (0.36%) Cognos
16 7 (0.36%) Amdocs
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Sanderson
Rate: £280 - £290 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 1 hour ago
Northern Ireland
Maclean Moore Consulting
Rate: From £550 to £800 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 hours ago
Bedfordshire
Roc Search
Posted: 9 hours ago
Plymouth, Devon
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £301.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Middlesex
LSCS Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
London
eCom Recruitment
Rate: Up to £700 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Venturi
Rate: £300 - £315 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Oliver James Associates
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Sanderson
Rate: £380 - £413 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Sanderson
Rate: £275 - £306 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
LEXSTRA
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Spring Technology
Rate: £400.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
eCom Recruitment
Rate: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £650.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Coal IT Services
Rate: From £500 to £525 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Horsham, West Sussex
Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £350 - £450 Per Day
Posted: 4 days ago
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Rate: Unspecified Competitive Market Rate
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