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 April 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 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Project
Rank 105 100 95
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -5
Contract jobs citing MS Project 1059 1084 927
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.90% 1.99% 1.94%
As % of the Applications category 15.38% 15.27% 14.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 691 653 574
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 £250 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £363 £338
% change year-on-year
-0.75% +7.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 22 37
Average hourly rate £22.50 £28.50 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.05% -10.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £14.55 £13.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.43 £43.03 £44.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £27.00 £32.75
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -17.55%

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
6886 7100 6219
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.37% 13.03% 13.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 3741 3742 3194
Average daily rate £350 £325 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -1.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £150 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £305 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.55% +1.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 673 664 705
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.92 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.79% -0.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.13 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.73 £40.50 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -3.22%

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 April 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 April 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 April 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 +3 972 £400 +6.66% 172
London +19 399 £448 +11.87% 65
South East -12 243 £400 +12.20% 44
North West +24 109 £350 -12.50% 17
City of London -2 77 £450 +12.50% 21
West Midlands +7 75 £316 +5.41% 12
Hampshire 0 73 £350 -3.71% 13
Scotland -7 65 £325 -7.14% 2
Manchester +22 63 £400 - 11
South West -39 60 £350 - 19
Buckinghamshire -7 45 £425 +41.66% 6
Milton Keynes -2 38 £413 +50.00% 1
Berkshire -25 35 £350 -17.15% 11
East Midlands +7 29 £324 +3.18% 3
Yorkshire -28 29 £356 +7.87% 5
West Sussex -5 28 £350 +16.66% 4
East of England -14 27 £313 -26.03% 5
Bristol +5 24 £350 -12.50% 2
Edinburgh -10 24 £325 -8.06%
Surrey -9 23 £438 +25.00% 4
Glasgow +6 22 £315 -10.00% 1
Cheshire -4 22 £318 -14.18% 4
Oxfordshire -7 22 £500 +127.27% 1
Birmingham +8 21 £313 -34.21% 3
West Yorkshire -14 21 £356 +7.87% 4
Wiltshire -16 17 £350 +1.01% 5
Havant +3 15 £358 -31.90%
Coventry -3 15 £481 +33.68% 4
Croydon +8 14 £498 +27.56% 1
Southampton -8 14 £287 -18.22% 2

MS Project
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 April 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.

1 961 (50.31%) Project Management
2 953 (49.90%) MS Excel
3 801 (41.94%) PRINCE2
4 784 (41.05%) Finance
5 725 (37.96%) Microsoft
6 573 (30.00%) MS Office
7 436 (22.83%) MS PowerPoint
8 354 (18.53%) MS Visio
9 352 (18.43%) Stakeholder Management
10 286 (14.97%) Project Planning
11 281 (14.71%) Agile Software Development
12 254 (13.30%) Security Cleared
13 252 (13.19%) SharePoint
14 240 (12.57%) Banking
15 238 (12.46%) Change Management
16 213 (11.15%) Degree
17 197 (10.31%) ITIL
18 195 (10.21%) SC Cleared
19 193 (10.10%) PMI Certification
19 193 (10.10%) Programme Management
20 168 (8.80%) Retail
21 167 (8.74%) Analytical Skills
22 153 (8.01%) Risk Management
23 146 (7.64%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
24 144 (7.54%) Change Control
25 137 (7.17%) PMP
26 110 (5.76%) Telecoms
26 110 (5.76%) Waterfall
27 108 (5.65%) SAP
28 107 (5.60%) Migration

MS Project
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 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
1 252 (13.19%) SharePoint
2 63 (3.30%) MS Project Server
3 17 (0.89%) SAS
4 16 (0.84%) SharePoint 2010
5 13 (0.68%) MS Exchange
6 12 (0.63%) SharePoint 2013
7 9 (0.47%) Confluence
7 9 (0.47%) IBM Notes
8 8 (0.42%) Tomcat
8 8 (0.42%) SharePoint Server
9 7 (0.37%) WebSphere
10 6 (0.31%) WebLogic
10 6 (0.31%) IIS
11 5 (0.26%) Apache
11 5 (0.26%) WebLogic Portal
11 5 (0.26%) CMS
11 5 (0.26%) Lync
12 4 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2003
13 3 (0.16%) LiveCycle
13 3 (0.16%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 953 (49.90%) MS Excel
2 573 (30.00%) MS Office
3 436 (22.83%) MS PowerPoint
4 354 (18.53%) MS Visio
5 17 (0.89%) Spreadsheet
6 7 (0.37%) Open Workbench
7 4 (0.21%) InfoPath
8 3 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 2 (0.10%) Acrobat
9 2 (0.10%) Niku Workbench
10 1 (0.052%) SPSS
10 1 (0.052%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 27 (1.41%) Primavera
2 17 (0.89%) Dynamics CRM
3 13 (0.68%) Dynamics AX
4 9 (0.47%) SAP ERP
4 9 (0.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 7 (0.37%) Cognos TM1
5 7 (0.37%) CA PPM
6 5 (0.26%) Oracle EBS R12
6 5 (0.26%) Oracle EBS
7 4 (0.21%) Agresso
8 3 (0.16%) Oracle Retail
8 3 (0.16%) Workday HCM
8 3 (0.16%) SAP GRC
8 3 (0.16%) Changepoint
9 2 (0.10%) Siebel Analytics
9 2 (0.10%) Remedy ITSM
9 2 (0.10%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 2 (0.10%) Oracle Financials
9 2 (0.10%) Tridion
9 2 (0.10%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 5 (0.26%) Trello
2 4 (0.21%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (0.21%) SaaS
3 3 (0.16%) PaaS
4 1 (0.052%) Office 365
4 1 (0.052%) Basecamp
4 1 (0.052%) IaaS
4 1 (0.052%) SuccessFactors
4 1 (0.052%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.052%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 27 (1.41%) WAN
2 23 (1.20%) LAN
2 23 (1.20%) Firewall
3 20 (1.05%) Intranet
4 17 (0.89%) SAN
5 15 (0.79%) ATM
5 15 (0.79%) Internet
6 9 (0.47%) DNS
7 8 (0.42%) VLAN
8 7 (0.37%) DHCP
8 7 (0.37%) VPN
9 6 (0.31%) 4G
9 6 (0.31%) HTTP
9 6 (0.31%) NAS
9 6 (0.31%) Unified Communications
9 6 (0.31%) Extranet
9 6 (0.31%) Wireless
10 5 (0.26%) Wi-Fi
10 5 (0.26%) MPLS
11 4 (0.21%) SDH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (2.93%) SQL Server
2 31 (1.62%) Data Warehouse
3 18 (0.94%) MS Access
3 18 (0.94%) SQL Server 2005
4 15 (0.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 13 (0.68%) SQL Server 2008
5 13 (0.68%) Oracle Database
6 12 (0.63%) SQL Server 2012
7 11 (0.58%) Oracle Reports
8 8 (0.42%) Crystal Reports
9 7 (0.37%) SQL Server 2000
9 7 (0.37%) SAS Enterprise Guide
10 6 (0.31%) SAP BW
11 5 (0.26%) MySQL
11 5 (0.26%) Oracle BI EE
11 5 (0.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 4 (0.21%) Oracle OWB
12 4 (0.21%) PowerCenter
12 4 (0.21%) Oracle Database 10g
12 4 (0.21%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 40 (2.09%) JIRA
2 20 (1.05%) Visual Studio
3 13 (0.68%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (0.31%) Oracle APEX
4 6 (0.31%) ClearQuest
5 5 (0.26%) QuickTest Pro
5 5 (0.26%) RequisitePro
6 4 (0.21%) TestDirector
6 4 (0.21%) Balsamiq Mockups
7 3 (0.16%) Rational Functional Tester
7 3 (0.16%) Git (software)
7 3 (0.16%) SoapUI
7 3 (0.16%) Ant
7 3 (0.16%) JUnit
7 3 (0.16%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 3 (0.16%) Rational Robot
8 2 (0.10%) LSMW
8 2 (0.10%) Subversion
8 2 (0.10%) Maven
8 2 (0.10%) CaliberRM
General
1 784 (41.05%) Finance
2 240 (12.57%) Banking
3 168 (8.80%) Retail
4 110 (5.76%) Telecoms
5 52 (2.72%) Marketing
6 47 (2.46%) Legal
7 44 (2.30%) Manufacturing
8 43 (2.25%) Retail Banking
9 42 (2.20%) Investment Banking
10 33 (1.73%) Law
10 33 (1.73%) Financial Institution
11 25 (1.31%) Local Government
12 21 (1.10%) Publishing
13 19 (0.99%) Back Office
14 18 (0.94%) French Language
15 15 (0.79%) Billing
16 14 (0.73%) Pharmaceutical
16 14 (0.73%) Automotive
17 13 (0.68%) Advertising
18 11 (0.58%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 740 (38.74%) Project Manager
2 282 (14.76%) Analyst
3 117 (6.13%) Project Planner
4 104 (5.45%) PMO Analyst
5 99 (5.18%) Business Analyst
6 96 (5.03%) Coordinator
7 78 (4.08%) Programme Planner
8 70 (3.66%) Project Coordinator
9 69 (3.61%) Project Officer
10 67 (3.51%) Infrastructure Manager
11 63 (3.30%) Infrastructure Project Manager
12 54 (2.83%) Project Support Officer
13 51 (2.67%) Senior Manager
14 49 (2.57%) PMO Manager
15 48 (2.51%) Senior Project Manager
16 45 (2.36%) IT Project Manager
17 44 (2.30%) Junior
18 42 (2.20%) Consultant
19 39 (2.04%) Programme Manager
20 35 (1.83%) Agile Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (1.83%) .NET
2 21 (1.10%) XML
3 20 (1.05%) HTML
4 16 (0.84%) CSS
5 12 (0.63%) ASP.NET
5 12 (0.63%) Web Services
6 8 (0.42%) ASP.NET MVC
6 8 (0.42%) ASP.NET MVC 3
6 8 (0.42%) SOAP
7 5 (0.26%) J2EE
7 5 (0.26%) jQuery
7 5 (0.26%) HTML5
8 4 (0.21%) Middleware
8 4 (0.21%) Hibernate
8 4 (0.21%) Spring
8 4 (0.21%) Ajax
8 4 (0.21%) Flash
9 3 (0.16%) DOM
9 3 (0.16%) Struts
9 3 (0.16%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 167 (8.74%) Analytical Skills
2 76 (3.98%) PMI
3 72 (3.77%) Management Information System
4 32 (1.68%) NHS
5 29 (1.52%) User Experience
6 19 (0.99%) Life Science
7 16 (0.84%) Derivative
8 14 (0.73%) Equities
8 14 (0.73%) Fixed Income
9 13 (0.68%) Smart Meter
9 13 (0.68%) Computer Science
10 11 (0.58%) FMCG
11 9 (0.47%) Open Source
11 9 (0.47%) Mobile App
11 9 (0.47%) DTV
12 8 (0.42%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 8 (0.42%) Clustering
12 8 (0.42%) Statistics
13 7 (0.37%) Economics
13 7 (0.37%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 94 (4.92%) Windows
2 32 (1.68%) Windows 7
3 24 (1.26%) Windows Server 2003
4 21 (1.10%) Windows Server 2008
5 20 (1.05%) UNIX
6 15 (0.79%) Linux
7 12 (0.63%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (0.37%) Solaris
8 7 (0.37%) AIX
9 6 (0.31%) Apple iOS
9 6 (0.31%) Android
10 5 (0.26%) Windows XP
11 4 (0.21%) Windows 2000 Server
12 3 (0.16%) Windows Vista
12 3 (0.16%) OS/400
12 3 (0.16%) Windows 2000
12 3 (0.16%) Mac OS
13 2 (0.10%) HPUX
13 2 (0.10%) SUSE
14 1 (0.052%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 961 (50.31%) Project Management
2 801 (41.94%) PRINCE2
3 352 (18.43%) Stakeholder Management
4 286 (14.97%) Project Planning
5 281 (14.71%) Agile Software Development
6 238 (12.46%) Change Management
7 197 (10.31%) ITIL
8 193 (10.10%) Programme Management
9 153 (8.01%) Risk Management
10 144 (7.54%) Change Control
11 110 (5.76%) Waterfall
12 107 (5.60%) Migration
13 101 (5.29%) Business Analysis
14 92 (4.82%) Scrum
15 76 (3.98%) Stakeholder Engagement
16 74 (3.87%) Service Delivery
17 70 (3.66%) PRINCE
18 69 (3.61%) Coaching
19 67 (3.51%) Resource Management
20 64 (3.35%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 96 (5.03%) SQL
2 38 (1.99%) Java
3 35 (1.83%) C
4 33 (1.73%) VBA
5 18 (0.94%) C#
6 17 (0.89%) VB
7 14 (0.73%) JavaScript
8 11 (0.58%) PL/SQL
8 11 (0.58%) VB.NET
9 6 (0.31%) PHP
9 6 (0.31%) Shell Script
10 4 (0.21%) T-SQL
10 4 (0.21%) VBScript
11 3 (0.16%) Python
11 3 (0.16%) COBOL
11 3 (0.16%) RPG
11 3 (0.16%) Perl
12 2 (0.10%) C++
12 2 (0.10%) Korn
12 2 (0.10%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 254 (13.30%) Security Cleared
2 213 (11.15%) Degree
3 195 (10.21%) SC Cleared
4 193 (10.10%) PMI Certification
5 146 (7.64%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 137 (7.17%) PMP
7 96 (5.03%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 57 (2.98%) APMP
9 44 (2.30%) DV Cleared
10 19 (0.99%) ITIL Certification
11 17 (0.89%) ISEB
12 14 (0.73%) Microsoft Certification
13 9 (0.47%) HND
13 9 (0.47%) Six Sigma Green Belt
14 8 (0.42%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 8 (0.42%) HNC
14 8 (0.42%) Cisco Certification
14 8 (0.42%) MBA
15 7 (0.37%) MCSE
16 6 (0.31%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 80 (4.19%) QA
2 24 (1.26%) P3O
3 18 (0.94%) SLA
4 16 (0.84%) Data Quality
5 12 (0.63%) ISO 9001
6 9 (0.47%) PMBOK
6 9 (0.47%) Solvency II
7 7 (0.37%) PCI DSS
7 7 (0.37%) COBIT
8 6 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 5 (0.26%) EMIR
10 4 (0.21%) Dodd-Frank
10 4 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 3 (0.16%) COSO
12 2 (0.10%) GxP
13 1 (0.052%) ISO 14001
13 1 (0.052%) MiFID
13 1 (0.052%) COREP
13 1 (0.052%) AIFMD
13 1 (0.052%) UCITS
System Software
1 40 (2.09%) Active Directory
2 29 (1.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (0.26%) Hyper-V
4 4 (0.21%) VMware ESX
4 4 (0.21%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 4 (0.21%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (0.16%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 2 (0.10%) EMC RecoverPoint
6 2 (0.10%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (0.10%) KVM
6 2 (0.10%) Samba
6 2 (0.10%) XenServer
6 2 (0.10%) XenDesktop
6 2 (0.10%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 1 (0.052%) Xen
7 1 (0.052%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 13 (0.68%) SCCM
2 8 (0.42%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (0.42%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 8 (0.42%) OVSD
3 5 (0.26%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 2 (0.10%) OpenView
5 1 (0.052%) Cisco IPCC
5 1 (0.052%) WMI
5 1 (0.052%) WSUS
5 1 (0.052%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.052%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 725 (37.96%) Microsoft
2 108 (5.65%) SAP
3 96 (5.03%) Oracle
4 38 (1.99%) HP
5 35 (1.83%) Citrix
6 34 (1.78%) IBM
7 29 (1.52%) VMware
8 25 (1.31%) Cisco
9 22 (1.15%) Planview
10 15 (0.79%) CheckPoint
11 14 (0.73%) Adobe
12 13 (0.68%) Cognos
13 12 (0.63%) Lotus
14 10 (0.52%) Business Objects
15 9 (0.47%) Google
16 8 (0.42%) Niku
16 8 (0.42%) Apple
17 7 (0.37%) Amdocs
18 6 (0.31%) Remedy
18 6 (0.31%) PeopleSoft
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