The first table below looks at the demand 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 10 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Applications category.

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
10 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Project
Rank 101 127 83
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -44
Contract jobs citing MS Project 1038 833 1263
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.97% 1.66% 2.21%
As % of the Applications category 15.12% 13.00% 17.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 608 507 801
Average daily rate
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£400 £375 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £236 £225 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £340 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.61% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 27 27
Average hourly rate £16.50 £28.32 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.73% +13.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £17.80 £19.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.40 £42.70 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £37.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-56.00% +50.00%
Applications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
6863 6407 7306
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.01% 12.79% 12.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 3776 3482 3741
Average daily rate £325 £340 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.41% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £160 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £308 £310
% change year-on-year
+1.62% -0.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 728 670 763
Average hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.04 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £32.25 £35.00
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 10 July 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 10 July 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 10 July 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +27 913 £400 +6.66% 146
London +8 351 £418 +0.60% 41
South East +20 263 £350 - 39
North West +39 85 £407 -4.29% 10
City of London +21 84 £414 -6.60% 11
South West -8 73 £356 +9.61% 16
Scotland +27 71 £325 +8.33% 5
Berkshire +16 68 £400 -3.03% 5
Buckinghamshire +16 63 £301 +11.29% 1
Hampshire -8 60 £325 -2.25% 6
Milton Keynes +23 57 £301 +1.86% 1
Surrey +29 43 £388 +20.71% 15
West Midlands +4 41 £285 +11.76% 4
Manchester +11 34 £405 -4.70% 7
Yorkshire +10 32 £355 +7.57% 12
East of England -26 30 £420 +12.00% 19
Wiltshire +4 29 £338 - 5
West Yorkshire +8 28 £355 +1.42% 10
Wales -9 27 £390 +4.00% 3
Cheshire +22 26 £525 +75.00% 1
Edinburgh -6 24 £325 +4.83% 1
South Wales -18 23 £395 +5.33% 2
Reading -1 21 £575 +35.29% 4
Leeds +4 19 £355 -5.33% 8
Swindon +1 19 £413 +22.37% 3
Cardiff -9 18 £390 +4.00% 1
East Midlands +14 16 £363 +262.50% 5
Bristol -17 16 £318 -3.42% 6
Newbury +11 14 £349 -12.75%
Warwickshire +7 14 £425 -

MS Project
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 July 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 1038 (48.48%) Project Management
2 949 (44.33%) MS Excel
3 850 (39.70%) Microsoft
4 813 (37.97%) PRINCE2
5 779 (36.38%) Finance
6 577 (26.95%) MS Office
7 436 (20.36%) MS Visio
8 412 (19.24%) MS PowerPoint
9 351 (16.39%) Project Planning
10 331 (15.46%) Stakeholder Management
11 311 (14.53%) Security Cleared
12 300 (14.01%) SharePoint
13 276 (12.89%) Change Management
14 248 (11.58%) Banking
15 220 (10.28%) SC Cleared
16 207 (9.67%) PMI Certification
17 194 (9.06%) Programme Management
18 186 (8.69%) Degree
19 181 (8.45%) ITIL
20 165 (7.71%) Change Control
21 155 (7.24%) Windows
22 152 (7.10%) MS Project Server
23 140 (6.54%) PRINCE2 Certification
24 137 (6.40%) QA
25 134 (6.26%) Risk Management
26 130 (6.07%) PMP
27 129 (6.03%) Business Analysis
28 124 (5.79%) Oracle
29 117 (5.46%) Retail
30 116 (5.42%) SAP

MS Project
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 10 July 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
1 300 (14.01%) SharePoint
2 152 (7.10%) MS Project Server
3 46 (2.15%) SharePoint 2010
4 26 (1.21%) SharePoint Server
5 21 (0.98%) SharePoint 2013
6 20 (0.93%) MS Exchange
7 19 (0.89%) IIS
8 16 (0.75%) SAS
9 15 (0.70%) WebSphere
10 13 (0.61%) BizTalk Server
11 10 (0.47%) Lync
12 9 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2003
13 8 (0.37%) Confluence
14 7 (0.33%) CMS
15 6 (0.28%) IBM Notes
15 6 (0.28%) WebLogic
16 5 (0.23%) Tomcat
17 4 (0.19%) Documentum
18 3 (0.14%) Exchange Server 2013
19 2 (0.093%) TWiki
Applications
1 949 (44.33%) MS Excel
2 577 (26.95%) MS Office
3 436 (20.36%) MS Visio
4 412 (19.24%) MS PowerPoint
5 41 (1.91%) Spreadsheet
6 9 (0.42%) Photoshop
6 9 (0.42%) Acrobat
7 8 (0.37%) InfoPath
7 8 (0.37%) Open Workbench
8 6 (0.28%) OmniGraffle
8 6 (0.28%) Fireworks
8 6 (0.28%) CATIA
8 6 (0.28%) Adobe Illustrator
8 6 (0.28%) InDesign
8 6 (0.28%) Adobe After Effects
9 1 (0.047%) SPSS
9 1 (0.047%) FastStats
Business Applications
1 15 (0.70%) Dynamics AX
2 11 (0.51%) CA Clarity
3 10 (0.47%) Remedy ITSM
3 10 (0.47%) Oracle Financials
4 9 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
5 7 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 6 (0.28%) Agresso
7 5 (0.23%) SAP HR
7 5 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
7 5 (0.23%) SAP MM
8 4 (0.19%) Summit
8 4 (0.19%) TrackWise
8 4 (0.19%) MultiFonds
8 4 (0.19%) SAP SRM
9 3 (0.14%) IntelliMatch
9 3 (0.14%) Oracle EBS R12
9 3 (0.14%) SAP SD
10 2 (0.093%) SAP FI
10 2 (0.093%) Oracle CRM
10 2 (0.093%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 6 (0.28%) Office 365
2 3 (0.14%) Force.com
2 3 (0.14%) SaaS
3 1 (0.047%) PaaS
3 1 (0.047%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 45 (2.10%) LAN
2 35 (1.63%) WAN
3 24 (1.12%) SAN
4 18 (0.84%) Intranet
5 17 (0.79%) TCP/IP
6 14 (0.65%) Firewall
7 12 (0.56%) DNS
7 12 (0.56%) SDH
8 11 (0.51%) DHCP
8 11 (0.51%) Internet
9 10 (0.47%) ATM
10 9 (0.42%) Wi-Fi
11 8 (0.37%) DWDM
11 8 (0.37%) MPLS
12 7 (0.33%) IP Telephony
13 6 (0.28%) SSL
13 6 (0.28%) Multicast
13 6 (0.28%) Structured Cabling
14 5 (0.23%) Unified Communications
14 5 (0.23%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (2.85%) SQL Server
2 17 (0.79%) MS Access
3 15 (0.70%) QlikView
4 14 (0.65%) Data Warehouse
4 14 (0.65%) Oracle Reports
5 13 (0.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 11 (0.51%) SQL Server 2005
6 11 (0.51%) SQL Server 2000
7 9 (0.42%) OLAP
8 8 (0.37%) Oracle Database
8 8 (0.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 8 (0.37%) Oracle Discoverer
9 6 (0.28%) Data Mining
9 6 (0.28%) DB2
10 5 (0.23%) BusinessObjects
11 4 (0.19%) Big Data
12 3 (0.14%) SQL Server 2012
12 3 (0.14%) SQL Server 2008
12 3 (0.14%) Relational Database
12 3 (0.14%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 42 (1.96%) JIRA
2 15 (0.70%) TestDirector
3 13 (0.61%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (0.28%) Axure RP
4 6 (0.28%) Visual Studio
5 5 (0.23%) MSI
6 4 (0.19%) QuickTest Pro
6 4 (0.19%) AdminStudio
6 4 (0.19%) Subversion
6 4 (0.19%) Wise Package Studio
7 3 (0.14%) StarTeam
8 2 (0.093%) RequisitePro
8 2 (0.093%) Oracle Forms
9 1 (0.047%) Toad
9 1 (0.047%) PVCS
9 1 (0.047%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 1 (0.047%) XMLSpy
9 1 (0.047%) InstallShield
9 1 (0.047%) Maven
9 1 (0.047%) Bugzilla
General
1 779 (36.38%) Finance
2 248 (11.58%) Banking
3 117 (5.46%) Retail
4 103 (4.81%) Telecoms
5 56 (2.62%) Marketing
6 52 (2.43%) Retail Banking
7 50 (2.34%) Legal
8 46 (2.15%) Investment Banking
9 39 (1.82%) Manufacturing
10 35 (1.63%) Advertising
11 34 (1.59%) Publishing
12 33 (1.54%) Back Office
13 31 (1.45%) Financial Institution
14 29 (1.35%) Pharmaceutical
15 25 (1.17%) Billing
16 23 (1.07%) Law
16 23 (1.07%) Front Office
17 18 (0.84%) Automotive
18 13 (0.61%) Spanish Language
19 8 (0.37%) German Language
Job Titles
1 655 (30.59%) Project Manager
2 447 (20.88%) Analyst
3 168 (7.85%) Business Analyst
4 160 (7.47%) PMO Analyst
5 137 (6.40%) Project Planner
6 111 (5.18%) Coordinator
7 86 (4.02%) Project Coordinator
8 71 (3.32%) Project Officer
9 69 (3.22%) Programme Manager
10 62 (2.90%) Project Support Officer
10 62 (2.90%) Programme Planner
11 61 (2.85%) Administrator
12 60 (2.80%) Consultant
13 49 (2.29%) Project Analyst
13 49 (2.29%) Programme Analyst
14 43 (2.01%) Senior Manager
15 42 (1.96%) PMO Manager
16 41 (1.91%) Senior Analyst
17 39 (1.82%) Architect
18 38 (1.77%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (2.71%) .NET
2 24 (1.12%) Web Services
3 17 (0.79%) Middleware
4 14 (0.65%) J2EE
5 12 (0.56%) HTML
5 12 (0.56%) XML
5 12 (0.56%) Windows SharePoint Services
6 11 (0.51%) Oracle Fusion
7 9 (0.42%) Flash
8 7 (0.33%) Application Packaging
9 6 (0.28%) JSP
10 5 (0.23%) CSS
10 5 (0.23%) Struts
10 5 (0.23%) Rendezvous
10 5 (0.23%) Spring
11 4 (0.19%) Swing
11 4 (0.19%) Software Packaging
11 4 (0.19%) Visualforce
11 4 (0.19%) REST
11 4 (0.19%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 115 (5.37%) PMI
2 88 (4.11%) Management Information System
3 24 (1.12%) NHS
4 21 (0.98%) FMCG
5 14 (0.65%) Enterprise Software
6 13 (0.61%) Fat Client
6 13 (0.61%) Thin Client
6 13 (0.61%) AS400
6 13 (0.61%) Replication
7 12 (0.56%) Equities
7 12 (0.56%) Smart Meter
7 12 (0.56%) Mobile App
8 11 (0.51%) Derivative
9 10 (0.47%) Mainframe
9 10 (0.47%) EPoS
10 9 (0.42%) Computer Science
10 9 (0.42%) CMDB
10 9 (0.42%) iSeries
11 8 (0.37%) Visualisation
11 8 (0.37%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 155 (7.24%) Windows
2 50 (2.34%) Windows 7
3 40 (1.87%) Windows Server 2003
4 36 (1.68%) Windows Server 2008
5 30 (1.40%) UNIX
5 30 (1.40%) Windows XP
6 19 (0.89%) Linux
6 19 (0.89%) Windows Vista
7 16 (0.75%) Windows Server 2012
8 14 (0.65%) Windows 2000
9 9 (0.42%) Solaris
10 8 (0.37%) Apple iOS
11 6 (0.28%) Android
12 5 (0.23%) pSOS
12 5 (0.23%) AIX
12 5 (0.23%) OS/400
13 2 (0.093%) VMS
13 2 (0.093%) Windows 8
13 2 (0.093%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1038 (48.48%) Project Management
2 813 (37.97%) PRINCE2
3 351 (16.39%) Project Planning
4 331 (15.46%) Stakeholder Management
5 276 (12.89%) Change Management
6 194 (9.06%) Programme Management
7 181 (8.45%) ITIL
8 165 (7.71%) Change Control
9 134 (6.26%) Risk Management
10 129 (6.03%) Business Analysis
11 115 (5.37%) Migration
12 98 (4.58%) Agile Software Development
13 82 (3.83%) PRINCE
14 72 (3.36%) ERP
15 70 (3.27%) Time Management
16 68 (3.18%) Service Delivery
17 67 (3.13%) Service Management
18 65 (3.04%) Data Analysis
18 65 (3.04%) Portfolio Management
19 63 (2.94%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 85 (3.97%) SQL
2 37 (1.73%) Java
3 27 (1.26%) C
4 23 (1.07%) VBA
5 18 (0.84%) C#
6 11 (0.51%) VB
7 10 (0.47%) T-SQL
8 9 (0.42%) PowerShell
9 8 (0.37%) Shell Script
10 6 (0.28%) JavaScript
10 6 (0.28%) Perl
11 5 (0.23%) COBOL
11 5 (0.23%) RPG
11 5 (0.23%) Apex Code
12 4 (0.19%) PHP
13 3 (0.14%) PL/SQL
14 2 (0.093%) C++
14 2 (0.093%) VBScript
14 2 (0.093%) ABAP
14 2 (0.093%) Python
Qualifications
1 311 (14.53%) Security Cleared
2 220 (10.28%) SC Cleared
3 207 (9.67%) PMI Certification
4 186 (8.69%) Degree
5 140 (6.54%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 130 (6.07%) PMP
7 102 (4.76%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 82 (3.83%) DV Cleared
9 47 (2.20%) ISEB
10 19 (0.89%) APMP
11 15 (0.70%) Microsoft Certification
12 12 (0.56%) HNC
12 12 (0.56%) ISTQB
13 9 (0.42%) ITIL Certification
14 8 (0.37%) Cisco Certification
14 8 (0.37%) MAPM
15 7 (0.33%) CCA
15 7 (0.33%) HND
15 7 (0.33%) MCTS
16 6 (0.28%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 137 (6.40%) QA
2 36 (1.68%) P3O
3 33 (1.54%) SLA
4 23 (1.07%) ISO 9001
5 10 (0.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 10 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 7 (0.33%) Data Quality
7 4 (0.19%) JSP 440
7 4 (0.19%) Basel III
7 4 (0.19%) GxP
7 4 (0.19%) ISO 9000
8 3 (0.14%) EMIR
8 3 (0.14%) Dodd-Frank
9 2 (0.093%) Solvency II
9 2 (0.093%) PCI DSS
9 2 (0.093%) ISO 14001
10 1 (0.047%) COBIT
10 1 (0.047%) 21 CFR Part 11
10 1 (0.047%) CRD IV
10 1 (0.047%) FATCA
System Software
1 43 (2.01%) Active Directory
2 29 (1.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (0.33%) XenApp
3 7 (0.33%) VMware ESXi
4 5 (0.23%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.14%) VMware ESX
5 3 (0.14%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (0.093%) XenServer
6 2 (0.093%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.047%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 31 (1.45%) HP Quality Center
2 25 (1.17%) SCCM
3 16 (0.75%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 6 (0.28%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 1 (0.047%) HP UCMDB
5 1 (0.047%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (0.047%) Netcool
5 1 (0.047%) SCOM
Vendors
1 850 (39.70%) Microsoft
2 124 (5.79%) Oracle
3 116 (5.42%) SAP
4 51 (2.38%) HP
5 45 (2.10%) VMware
6 33 (1.54%) IBM
7 30 (1.40%) Cisco
7 30 (1.40%) Salesforce.com
8 28 (1.31%) Business Objects
9 26 (1.21%) Planview
10 25 (1.17%) Primavera
11 22 (1.03%) Citrix
12 17 (0.79%) Remedy
13 16 (0.75%) Casewise
13 16 (0.75%) Adobe
14 15 (0.70%) CheckPoint
15 13 (0.61%) BMC
16 10 (0.47%) Kofax
17 9 (0.42%) Niku
17 9 (0.42%) Reuters
Portsmouth, Hampshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £30 - £35 per hour
Posted: 7 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £34000 - £36000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
ARM Utilities
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 11 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 12 hours ago
Rotherham, South Yorkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 12 hours ago
Essex
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £300 - 350 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £34000 - £36000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Somerset
Wenham Carter Ltd
Salary: Flexible
Posted: Yesterday
London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Guildford, Surrey
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300 - £385 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Gosport, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: Market rate value
Posted: Yesterday
Haverhill, Suffolk
Experis Ltd
Rate: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
South East
Oliver James Associates
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Fareham, Hampshire
LA International
Rate: £290 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Berkshire
Sanderson
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Hertfordshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £400 - £460 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West Yorkshire
Roc Search
Posted: 2 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Clarity Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £375 - £451 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £250 to £300 per day 3 Months Initially + extension
Posted: 2 days ago
Brentford, Middlesex
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago