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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Project
Rank 141 106 121
Rank change year-on-year
-35 +15
Contract jobs citing MS Project 939 1077 932
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.60% 1.94% 1.77%
As % of the Applications category 13.66% 14.93% 13.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 610 672 566
Average daily rate
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£370 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.50% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £236 £238 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
-5.40% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 25 16
Average hourly rate £22.50 £16.00 £25.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.62% -37.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.89 £14.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £173.50 £31.00 £38.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £16.00 £31.56
% change year-on-year
+34.37% -49.29%

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
6876 7213 6677
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 11.74% 12.97% 12.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 4022 4045 3640
Average daily rate £350 £338 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% +2.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £160 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
- +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 650 708 656
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 £10.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £32.50 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.22 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-1.46% -1.79%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 28 August 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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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 -36 856 £375 -6.25% 149
London -12 350 £400 -5.88% 57
South East -34 216 £350 -7.89% 31
City of London +4 89 £388 -8.82% 16
South West +5 87 £375 - 8
Hampshire -4 67 £328 -5.07% 10
Scotland -22 56 £320 -1.53% 9
Buckinghamshire -6 51 £429 +30.91% 2
Yorkshire -14 46 £356 +9.53% 7
North West -48 44 £400 -2.43% 17
Berkshire -34 43 £283 -26.62% 6
West Yorkshire -9 40 £366 +12.46% 6
Milton Keynes -11 37 £388 +19.23%
East of England -13 37 £300 -29.41% 11
West Midlands -23 35 £313 -10.71% 11
East Midlands +1 34 £288 -17.85% 4
Edinburgh -5 30 £325 -16.12% 5
Southampton +25 27 £325 +13.04% 2
Wiltshire 0 24 £378 -8.59% 1
Manchester -23 23 £408 +1.87% 15
Bristol -1 21 £295 -11.94% 3
Swindon +2 20 £378 -8.59% 1
Leeds -21 20 £400 +17.64% 5
Oxfordshire -23 16 £298 -40.50% 4
Reading -20 15 £350 -17.64% 3
Surrey -34 15 £450 +20.00% 5
Essex 0 13 £300 -4.76% 1
Nottinghamshire -5 13 £350 -3.44% 3
East Sussex +1 12 £340 +36.00% 3
Glasgow +1 12 £275 -15.38%

MS Project
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 929 (49.89%) MS Excel
2 898 (48.23%) Project Management
3 768 (41.25%) Finance
4 722 (38.78%) PRINCE2
5 706 (37.92%) Microsoft
6 573 (30.77%) MS Office
7 420 (22.56%) MS PowerPoint
8 397 (21.32%) MS Visio
9 311 (16.70%) Stakeholder Management
10 282 (15.15%) SharePoint
11 276 (14.82%) Project Planning
12 264 (14.18%) Agile Software Development
13 242 (13.00%) ITIL
14 236 (12.67%) Security Cleared
15 235 (12.62%) Banking
16 225 (12.08%) Analytical Skills
17 223 (11.98%) PMI Certification
18 209 (11.22%) Change Management
19 176 (9.45%) Programme Management
20 172 (9.24%) SC Cleared
21 160 (8.59%) PMP
22 149 (8.00%) Degree
23 139 (7.47%) Migration
24 137 (7.36%) Risk Management
25 133 (7.14%) Change Control
26 131 (7.04%) Windows
27 124 (6.66%) Retail
28 108 (5.80%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
29 106 (5.69%) Telecoms
30 105 (5.64%) Data Centre

MS Project
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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
1 282 (15.15%) SharePoint
2 55 (2.95%) MS Project Server
3 18 (0.97%) SharePoint 2013
4 16 (0.86%) MS Exchange
5 13 (0.70%) SharePoint 2010
6 10 (0.54%) Confluence
6 10 (0.54%) SAS
7 9 (0.48%) CMS
7 9 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2010
8 8 (0.43%) IIS
9 6 (0.32%) Lync
9 6 (0.32%) SharePoint Server
10 5 (0.27%) IBM Notes
11 4 (0.21%) Apache
11 4 (0.21%) Tomcat
11 4 (0.21%) WebSphere
11 4 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2007
12 3 (0.16%) WebLogic Portal
12 3 (0.16%) WebLogic
12 3 (0.16%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 929 (49.89%) MS Excel
2 573 (30.77%) MS Office
3 420 (22.56%) MS PowerPoint
4 397 (21.32%) MS Visio
5 30 (1.61%) Spreadsheet
6 6 (0.32%) Open Workbench
7 2 (0.11%) InfoPath
7 2 (0.11%) Mingle
8 1 (0.054%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.054%) Niku Workbench
8 1 (0.054%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 36 (1.93%) Primavera
2 19 (1.02%) Dynamics AX
3 18 (0.97%) Dynamics CRM
4 11 (0.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 7 (0.38%) Oracle ERP
5 7 (0.38%) CA PPM
6 5 (0.27%) SAP ERP
7 4 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
7 4 (0.21%) SAP MII
7 4 (0.21%) Workday HCM
7 4 (0.21%) SAP FI/CO
7 4 (0.21%) SAP CO
7 4 (0.21%) SAP FI
7 4 (0.21%) Oracle Financials
7 4 (0.21%) SAP SD
8 3 (0.16%) Cognos TM1
9 2 (0.11%) SAP IS-U
9 2 (0.11%) Oracle EBS R12
9 2 (0.11%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 2 (0.11%) SyteLine
Cloud Services
1 20 (1.07%) SaaS
2 13 (0.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (0.64%) Office 365
4 7 (0.38%) PaaS
5 4 (0.21%) IaaS
6 1 (0.054%) SuccessFactors
6 1 (0.054%) Trello
6 1 (0.054%) IBM Blueworks
6 1 (0.054%) Google Apps
6 1 (0.054%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (0.054%) Basecamp
6 1 (0.054%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 38 (2.04%) Intranet
2 33 (1.77%) Firewall
3 27 (1.45%) Internet
4 22 (1.18%) LAN
4 22 (1.18%) WAN
5 20 (1.07%) SAN
5 20 (1.07%) ATM
6 15 (0.81%) TCP/IP
7 11 (0.59%) DNS
7 11 (0.59%) Extranet
7 11 (0.59%) VLAN
8 10 (0.54%) Wi-Fi
8 10 (0.54%) VoIP
8 10 (0.54%) NAS
9 9 (0.48%) DHCP
10 8 (0.43%) VPN
10 8 (0.43%) HTTP
10 8 (0.43%) PABX
11 6 (0.32%) VoLTE
11 6 (0.32%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (2.79%) SQL Server
2 37 (1.99%) Data Warehouse
3 19 (1.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 10 (0.54%) MS Access
5 9 (0.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 9 (0.48%) BusinessObjects
6 7 (0.38%) Oracle Reports
6 7 (0.38%) Crystal Reports
6 7 (0.38%) QlikView
6 7 (0.38%) Oracle Database
7 6 (0.32%) PowerCenter
8 5 (0.27%) Informix
8 5 (0.27%) Big Data
9 4 (0.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 4 (0.21%) SQL Server 2008
10 3 (0.16%) SAP Data Services
10 3 (0.16%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
10 3 (0.16%) Relational Database
10 3 (0.16%) Microsoft Power View
10 3 (0.16%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 43 (2.31%) JIRA
2 15 (0.81%) Visual Studio
3 9 (0.48%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (0.21%) Rational DOORS
5 3 (0.16%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 3 (0.16%) RequisitePro
6 2 (0.11%) Rational Rose
6 2 (0.11%) TestDirector
6 2 (0.11%) Oracle APEX
6 2 (0.11%) CaliberRM
6 2 (0.11%) LSMW
6 2 (0.11%) Subversion
6 2 (0.11%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.054%) Balsamiq Mockups
7 1 (0.054%) Axure RP
7 1 (0.054%) Ant
7 1 (0.054%) JUnit
7 1 (0.054%) Rational Functional Tester
7 1 (0.054%) Git (software)
7 1 (0.054%) HP UFT
General
1 768 (41.25%) Finance
2 235 (12.62%) Banking
3 124 (6.66%) Retail
4 106 (5.69%) Telecoms
5 55 (2.95%) Investment Banking
6 48 (2.58%) Legal
7 41 (2.20%) Manufacturing
8 39 (2.09%) Marketing
9 38 (2.04%) Law
9 38 (2.04%) Financial Institution
10 32 (1.72%) Billing
11 27 (1.45%) Retail Banking
12 25 (1.34%) Back Office
13 22 (1.18%) Local Government
14 18 (0.97%) Publishing
15 16 (0.86%) Pharmaceutical
16 15 (0.81%) Front Office
17 13 (0.70%) Advertising
18 11 (0.59%) Electronics
19 10 (0.54%) Games
Job Titles
1 693 (37.22%) Project Manager
2 317 (17.02%) Analyst
3 121 (6.50%) PMO Analyst
4 102 (5.48%) Project Planner
5 91 (4.89%) Business Analyst
6 86 (4.62%) Coordinator
7 71 (3.81%) Project Officer
8 66 (3.54%) Infrastructure Manager
9 62 (3.33%) Infrastructure Project Manager
10 60 (3.22%) Project Support Officer
11 58 (3.11%) Project Coordinator
12 57 (3.06%) PMO Manager
13 53 (2.85%) Programme Planner
14 50 (2.69%) IT Project Manager
15 42 (2.26%) Administrator
16 39 (2.09%) Senior Manager
16 39 (2.09%) Programme Manager
17 37 (1.99%) Developer
17 37 (1.99%) Consultant
17 37 (1.99%) Senior Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (1.88%) .NET
2 21 (1.13%) Web Services
3 17 (0.91%) HTML
4 14 (0.75%) XML
5 12 (0.64%) CSS
5 12 (0.64%) Middleware
6 8 (0.43%) HTML5
7 7 (0.38%) CSS3
8 5 (0.27%) Velocity
9 4 (0.21%) WCF
9 4 (0.21%) ASP.NET
10 3 (0.16%) WebSphere MQ
10 3 (0.16%) SOAP
10 3 (0.16%) .NET Framework
11 2 (0.11%) Application Packaging
11 2 (0.11%) WF
11 2 (0.11%) Apache Flex
11 2 (0.11%) LINQ
11 2 (0.11%) jQuery
11 2 (0.11%) ASP.NET MVC 3
Miscellaneous
1 225 (12.08%) Analytical Skills
2 105 (5.64%) Data Centre
3 101 (5.42%) PMI
4 83 (4.46%) Management Information System
5 20 (1.07%) NHS
6 17 (0.91%) User Experience
7 14 (0.75%) Fixed Income
7 14 (0.75%) Smart Meter
8 12 (0.64%) DTV
9 11 (0.59%) Equities
10 10 (0.54%) Clustering
10 10 (0.54%) Visualisation
10 10 (0.54%) Derivative
10 10 (0.54%) Data Extraction
11 9 (0.48%) Data Integration
11 9 (0.48%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 7 (0.38%) Client/Server
12 7 (0.38%) Statistics
12 7 (0.38%) Credit Risk
12 7 (0.38%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 131 (7.04%) Windows
2 38 (2.04%) UNIX
2 38 (2.04%) Windows 7
3 29 (1.56%) Linux
4 19 (1.02%) Solaris
5 18 (0.97%) AIX
6 17 (0.91%) Windows Server 2008
7 12 (0.64%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (0.32%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (0.27%) pSOS
10 3 (0.16%) Windows Vista
10 3 (0.16%) Android
10 3 (0.16%) Mac OS
10 3 (0.16%) Windows 2000
10 3 (0.16%) Windows XP
10 3 (0.16%) Windows 8
11 2 (0.11%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.11%) Windows NT
11 2 (0.11%) HPUX
11 2 (0.11%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 898 (48.23%) Project Management
2 722 (38.78%) PRINCE2
3 311 (16.70%) Stakeholder Management
4 276 (14.82%) Project Planning
5 264 (14.18%) Agile Software Development
6 242 (13.00%) ITIL
7 209 (11.22%) Change Management
8 176 (9.45%) Programme Management
9 139 (7.47%) Migration
10 137 (7.36%) Risk Management
11 133 (7.14%) Change Control
12 92 (4.94%) Waterfall
13 81 (4.35%) PRINCE
14 80 (4.30%) SDLC
15 78 (4.19%) Business Analysis
16 77 (4.14%) Stakeholder Engagement
17 69 (3.71%) Scrum
18 67 (3.60%) Time Management
19 64 (3.44%) CRM
20 60 (3.22%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 99 (5.32%) SQL
2 35 (1.88%) C
3 30 (1.61%) VBA
4 25 (1.34%) Java
5 16 (0.86%) C#
6 13 (0.70%) VB
7 11 (0.59%) Shell Script
8 10 (0.54%) JavaScript
9 8 (0.43%) C++
10 7 (0.38%) T-SQL
11 5 (0.27%) PL/SQL
11 5 (0.27%) PowerShell
12 4 (0.21%) VB.NET
12 4 (0.21%) COBOL
12 4 (0.21%) Perl
13 3 (0.16%) VBScript
14 2 (0.11%) RPG
14 2 (0.11%) Python
14 2 (0.11%) C-shell
14 2 (0.11%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 236 (12.67%) Security Cleared
2 223 (11.98%) PMI Certification
3 172 (9.24%) SC Cleared
4 160 (8.59%) PMP
5 149 (8.00%) Degree
6 108 (5.80%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 90 (4.83%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 49 (2.63%) DV Cleared
9 35 (1.88%) APMP
10 34 (1.83%) ITIL Certification
11 23 (1.24%) ISEB
12 21 (1.13%) Microsoft Certification
13 10 (0.54%) MCTS
14 9 (0.48%) MCSE
14 9 (0.48%) Six Sigma Green Belt
15 8 (0.43%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 8 (0.43%) ACCA
15 8 (0.43%) CIMA
16 6 (0.32%) CISSP
17 5 (0.27%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 94 (5.05%) QA
2 34 (1.83%) P3O
3 22 (1.18%) SLA
4 17 (0.91%) Data Quality
5 15 (0.81%) PCI DSS
6 10 (0.54%) COBIT
7 7 (0.38%) COSO
7 7 (0.38%) ISO 9001
8 5 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 5 (0.27%) PMBOK
9 3 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 3 (0.16%) Solvency II
9 3 (0.16%) MiFID
10 1 (0.054%) FATCA
10 1 (0.054%) Basel II
10 1 (0.054%) GAAP
10 1 (0.054%) BS15000
10 1 (0.054%) ISO 14001
10 1 (0.054%) ISO 8583
10 1 (0.054%) GMP
System Software
1 47 (2.52%) Active Directory
2 18 (0.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (0.32%) VMware ESX
4 5 (0.27%) Hyper-V
4 5 (0.27%) vCloud
5 4 (0.21%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (0.16%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 3 (0.16%) Firmware
7 2 (0.11%) Samba
7 2 (0.11%) Oracle RAC
7 2 (0.11%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 2 (0.11%) KVM
8 1 (0.054%) BitLocker
8 1 (0.054%) Snort
8 1 (0.054%) Xen
Systems Management
1 13 (0.70%) SCCM
2 10 (0.54%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (0.21%) vMotion
4 3 (0.16%) Control-M
5 2 (0.11%) Cisco UCCE
5 2 (0.11%) OpenView
5 2 (0.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.054%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 1 (0.054%) Cisco IPCC
6 1 (0.054%) OVSD
6 1 (0.054%) WMI
6 1 (0.054%) WSUS
Vendors
1 706 (37.92%) Microsoft
2 93 (4.99%) Oracle
3 89 (4.78%) SAP
4 35 (1.88%) HP
5 26 (1.40%) IBM
6 25 (1.34%) VMware
7 24 (1.29%) Planview
7 24 (1.29%) Cisco
8 22 (1.18%) CheckPoint
8 22 (1.18%) Remedy
9 15 (0.81%) Citrix
10 13 (0.70%) Informatica
10 13 (0.70%) Cognos
11 12 (0.64%) Salesforce.com
12 10 (0.54%) Google
13 9 (0.48%) Amdocs
13 9 (0.48%) Ericsson
14 8 (0.43%) ServiceNow
15 6 (0.32%) Niku
15 6 (0.32%) TIBCO
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