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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Project
Rank 133 105 125
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +20
Contract jobs citing MS Project 948 1065 875
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.66% 1.95% 1.71%
As % of the Applications category 13.97% 14.82% 13.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 625 622 545
Average daily rate
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£375 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £242
10% offered a daily rate of more than £521 £538 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
-1.36% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 26 15
Average hourly rate £22.50 £16.00 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.62% -47.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.25 £20.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £158.00 £23.25 £41.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £16.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+56.25% -57.33%

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
6788 7185 6514
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 11.90% 13.14% 12.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 3960 3971 3542
Average daily rate £345 £325 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.15% -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £153 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £505
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £310
% change year-on-year
+3.17% +1.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 651 747 661
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 £37.45 £32.70 £29.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 30 July 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 -26 862 £375 -6.25% 127
London -5 368 £400 -5.88% 40
South East -40 198 £350 -3.11% 25
City of London +1 100 £400 -5.88% 16
South West 0 77 £375 - 13
Hampshire +8 70 £325 +11.58% 9
West Midlands +10 57 £384 +27.91% 8
Scotland -16 54 £325 - 6
North West -41 48 £400 - 22
Berkshire -14 45 £350 -12.50% 4
Yorkshire -21 44 £369 +5.35% 6
East of England +3 41 £300 -29.41% 6
West Yorkshire -18 37 £375 +7.14% 5
Buckinghamshire -22 33 £375 +19.90%
Milton Keynes -24 27 £353 +12.70%
Southampton +21 26 £325 +51.16% 1
East Midlands 0 25 £288 -20.68% 7
Edinburgh -2 25 £325 - 4
Wiltshire +7 24 £375 -7.74% 6
Manchester -19 24 £408 +1.87% 18
Bristol -2 21 £290 -17.14% 1
Swindon +4 19 £375 -9.20% 1
Wales -2 19 £350 -6.66% 2
Leeds -30 18 £400 +14.28% 4
Birmingham +13 15 £425 +49.12% 2
Glasgow +9 14 £325 -4.41% 2
South Wales +3 14 £350 -10.25% 2
Essex +3 14 £295 -9.23% 2
Hertfordshire -2 14 £435 +16.77%
Surrey -32 14 £463 +23.33% 6

MS Project
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 1008 (50.25%) MS Excel
2 997 (49.70%) Project Management
3 835 (41.63%) Finance
4 808 (40.28%) PRINCE2
5 755 (37.64%) Microsoft
6 620 (30.91%) MS Office
7 461 (22.98%) MS PowerPoint
8 402 (20.04%) MS Visio
9 347 (17.30%) Stakeholder Management
10 302 (15.05%) SharePoint
11 298 (14.86%) Project Planning
12 293 (14.61%) Agile Software Development
13 251 (12.51%) ITIL
14 242 (12.06%) Security Cleared
15 241 (12.01%) PMI Certification
16 234 (11.67%) Change Management
17 232 (11.57%) Banking
18 226 (11.27%) Analytical Skills
19 209 (10.42%) Programme Management
20 202 (10.07%) Degree
21 184 (9.17%) SC Cleared
22 175 (8.72%) PMP
23 165 (8.23%) Risk Management
24 146 (7.28%) Retail
25 144 (7.18%) Migration
26 142 (7.08%) Change Control
27 129 (6.43%) Windows
28 120 (5.98%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
29 114 (5.68%) Data Centre
30 113 (5.63%) SQL

MS Project
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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
1 302 (15.05%) SharePoint
2 72 (3.59%) MS Project Server
3 21 (1.05%) SharePoint 2013
4 18 (0.90%) SharePoint 2010
5 17 (0.85%) MS Exchange
6 11 (0.55%) Confluence
7 9 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2010
7 9 (0.45%) SharePoint Server
7 9 (0.45%) SAS
7 9 (0.45%) CMS
8 8 (0.40%) IIS
9 6 (0.30%) IBM Notes
9 6 (0.30%) Lync
10 5 (0.25%) Apache
11 4 (0.20%) Tomcat
11 4 (0.20%) WebSphere
11 4 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2007
12 3 (0.15%) WebLogic Portal
12 3 (0.15%) WebLogic
12 3 (0.15%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 1008 (50.25%) MS Excel
2 620 (30.91%) MS Office
3 461 (22.98%) MS PowerPoint
4 402 (20.04%) MS Visio
5 26 (1.30%) Spreadsheet
6 8 (0.40%) Open Workbench
7 5 (0.25%) InfoPath
8 4 (0.20%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 2 (0.100%) Mingle
10 1 (0.050%) Niku Workbench
10 1 (0.050%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 37 (1.84%) Primavera
2 20 (1.00%) Dynamics AX
3 17 (0.85%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 16 (0.80%) Dynamics CRM
5 9 (0.45%) SAP ERP
6 8 (0.40%) CA PPM
7 7 (0.35%) Oracle ERP
8 5 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
8 5 (0.25%) Oracle EBS R12
9 4 (0.20%) SAP MII
9 4 (0.20%) Oracle Retail
9 4 (0.20%) Workday HCM
9 4 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
9 4 (0.20%) Agresso
9 4 (0.20%) SAP SD
10 3 (0.15%) Cognos TM1
10 3 (0.15%) Changepoint
11 2 (0.100%) SyteLine
11 2 (0.100%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
11 2 (0.100%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 15 (0.75%) SaaS
2 14 (0.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (0.50%) Office 365
4 7 (0.35%) PaaS
5 4 (0.20%) IaaS
5 4 (0.20%) Trello
6 2 (0.100%) SuccessFactors
7 1 (0.050%) Basecamp
7 1 (0.050%) Google Apps
7 1 (0.050%) Amazon AWS
7 1 (0.050%) IBM Blueworks
7 1 (0.050%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 34 (1.69%) Intranet
2 31 (1.55%) Firewall
3 26 (1.30%) SAN
4 25 (1.25%) Internet
5 23 (1.15%) WAN
5 23 (1.15%) LAN
6 18 (0.90%) ATM
7 12 (0.60%) DNS
7 12 (0.60%) VLAN
8 11 (0.55%) TCP/IP
8 11 (0.55%) VoIP
9 10 (0.50%) DHCP
9 10 (0.50%) NAS
10 8 (0.40%) PABX
10 8 (0.40%) HTTP
10 8 (0.40%) VPN
10 8 (0.40%) Extranet
10 8 (0.40%) Wireless
11 7 (0.35%) Unified Communications
12 6 (0.30%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (3.34%) SQL Server
2 37 (1.84%) Data Warehouse
3 22 (1.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 14 (0.70%) MS Access
5 11 (0.55%) Oracle Reports
6 10 (0.50%) BusinessObjects
7 9 (0.45%) Crystal Reports
8 8 (0.40%) SQL Server 2005
8 8 (0.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 7 (0.35%) QlikView
9 7 (0.35%) Oracle Database
10 6 (0.30%) PowerCenter
11 5 (0.25%) Informix
11 5 (0.25%) SQL Server 2000
12 4 (0.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 4 (0.20%) SQL Server 2008
13 3 (0.15%) SAP Data Services
13 3 (0.15%) Relational Database
13 3 (0.15%) Microsoft Power View
13 3 (0.15%) DB2
Development Applications
1 51 (2.54%) JIRA
2 20 (1.00%) Visual Studio
3 16 (0.80%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (0.20%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 4 (0.20%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 3 (0.15%) RequisitePro
6 2 (0.100%) TestDirector
6 2 (0.100%) Oracle APEX
6 2 (0.100%) CaliberRM
6 2 (0.100%) ClearQuest
6 2 (0.100%) LSMW
6 2 (0.100%) Subversion
6 2 (0.100%) Axure RP
6 2 (0.100%) Rational DOORS
6 2 (0.100%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.050%) Yeoman
7 1 (0.050%) Rational Robot
7 1 (0.050%) Rational Functional Tester
7 1 (0.050%) Git (software)
7 1 (0.050%) HP UFT
General
1 835 (41.63%) Finance
2 232 (11.57%) Banking
3 146 (7.28%) Retail
4 113 (5.63%) Telecoms
5 60 (2.99%) Manufacturing
6 53 (2.64%) Legal
7 48 (2.39%) Marketing
7 48 (2.39%) Law
8 46 (2.29%) Investment Banking
9 44 (2.19%) Financial Institution
10 32 (1.60%) Billing
11 31 (1.55%) Retail Banking
12 30 (1.50%) Local Government
13 25 (1.25%) Back Office
14 21 (1.05%) Publishing
15 17 (0.85%) Electronics
16 15 (0.75%) Pharmaceutical
17 14 (0.70%) Advertising
18 11 (0.55%) Games
19 10 (0.50%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 758 (37.79%) Project Manager
2 326 (16.25%) Analyst
3 126 (6.28%) PMO Analyst
4 109 (5.43%) Project Planner
5 95 (4.74%) Coordinator
6 86 (4.29%) Business Analyst
7 78 (3.89%) Project Officer
8 68 (3.39%) Project Coordinator
9 66 (3.29%) Project Support Officer
10 63 (3.14%) Infrastructure Manager
11 62 (3.09%) PMO Manager
12 60 (2.99%) Programme Planner
12 60 (2.99%) IT Project Manager
13 58 (2.89%) Infrastructure Project Manager
14 53 (2.64%) Senior Manager
15 50 (2.49%) Senior Project Manager
16 45 (2.24%) Administrator
17 41 (2.04%) Developer
18 40 (1.99%) PMO Lead
19 39 (1.94%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (2.14%) .NET
2 21 (1.05%) HTML
3 20 (1.00%) Web Services
4 16 (0.80%) CSS
5 14 (0.70%) XML
6 11 (0.55%) Middleware
7 10 (0.50%) ASP.NET
8 7 (0.35%) HTML5
9 6 (0.30%) CSS3
10 5 (0.25%) ASP.NET MVC
10 5 (0.25%) ASP.NET MVC 3
10 5 (0.25%) Velocity
11 4 (0.20%) WCF
12 3 (0.15%) J2EE
12 3 (0.15%) Flash
12 3 (0.15%) SOAP
12 3 (0.15%) Application Packaging
13 2 (0.100%) .NET Framework
13 2 (0.100%) EDI
13 2 (0.100%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 226 (11.27%) Analytical Skills
2 114 (5.68%) Data Centre
3 110 (5.48%) PMI
4 87 (4.34%) Management Information System
5 22 (1.10%) NHS
6 20 (1.00%) User Experience
7 17 (0.85%) Fixed Income
7 17 (0.85%) DTV
8 16 (0.80%) Life Science
9 15 (0.75%) Smart Meter
10 14 (0.70%) Equities
11 13 (0.65%) Derivative
12 12 (0.60%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 11 (0.55%) Data Extraction
14 10 (0.50%) Computer Science
14 10 (0.50%) Clustering
15 8 (0.40%) Statistics
15 8 (0.40%) Enterprise Software
16 7 (0.35%) Mobile App
16 7 (0.35%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 129 (6.43%) Windows
2 40 (1.99%) UNIX
2 40 (1.99%) Windows 7
3 28 (1.40%) Linux
4 18 (0.90%) Windows Server 2008
5 17 (0.85%) Windows Server 2003
6 16 (0.80%) Solaris
6 16 (0.80%) AIX
7 6 (0.30%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (0.20%) Windows 2000 Server
9 3 (0.15%) Android
9 3 (0.15%) Mac OS
10 2 (0.100%) Apple iOS
10 2 (0.100%) OS/400
10 2 (0.100%) pSOS
10 2 (0.100%) SUSE
10 2 (0.100%) HPUX
10 2 (0.100%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.050%) VMS
11 1 (0.050%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 997 (49.70%) Project Management
2 808 (40.28%) PRINCE2
3 347 (17.30%) Stakeholder Management
4 298 (14.86%) Project Planning
5 293 (14.61%) Agile Software Development
6 251 (12.51%) ITIL
7 234 (11.67%) Change Management
8 209 (10.42%) Programme Management
9 165 (8.23%) Risk Management
10 144 (7.18%) Migration
11 142 (7.08%) Change Control
12 103 (5.13%) Waterfall
13 101 (5.03%) Stakeholder Engagement
14 95 (4.74%) Business Analysis
15 88 (4.39%) Scrum
16 83 (4.14%) PRINCE
17 74 (3.69%) Coaching
18 73 (3.64%) SDLC
19 72 (3.59%) Resource Management
20 71 (3.54%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 113 (5.63%) SQL
2 42 (2.09%) C
3 39 (1.94%) VBA
4 30 (1.50%) Java
5 17 (0.85%) VB
6 16 (0.80%) C#
7 11 (0.55%) Shell Script
8 10 (0.50%) JavaScript
9 8 (0.40%) VB.NET
10 7 (0.35%) T-SQL
11 5 (0.25%) PL/SQL
11 5 (0.25%) PowerShell
12 3 (0.15%) Perl
12 3 (0.15%) PHP
12 3 (0.15%) C++
12 3 (0.15%) COBOL
13 2 (0.100%) RPG
13 2 (0.100%) Python
13 2 (0.100%) C-shell
13 2 (0.100%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 242 (12.06%) Security Cleared
2 241 (12.01%) PMI Certification
3 202 (10.07%) Degree
4 184 (9.17%) SC Cleared
5 175 (8.72%) PMP
6 120 (5.98%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 102 (5.08%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 53 (2.64%) DV Cleared
9 41 (2.04%) APMP
10 28 (1.40%) ITIL Certification
11 27 (1.35%) ISEB
12 20 (1.00%) Microsoft Certification
13 13 (0.65%) Six Sigma Green Belt
14 10 (0.50%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 10 (0.50%) MCTS
15 9 (0.45%) MCSE
16 7 (0.35%) ACCA
16 7 (0.35%) ISTQB
16 7 (0.35%) CIMA
17 6 (0.30%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 96 (4.79%) QA
2 35 (1.74%) P3O
3 24 (1.20%) SLA
4 16 (0.80%) PCI DSS
4 16 (0.80%) Data Quality
5 12 (0.60%) COBIT
6 9 (0.45%) ISO 9001
7 7 (0.35%) COSO
8 6 (0.30%) PMBOK
9 4 (0.20%) Solvency II
9 4 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 3 (0.15%) MiFID
10 3 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 1 (0.050%) EMIR
11 1 (0.050%) Dodd-Frank
11 1 (0.050%) FATCA
11 1 (0.050%) Basel II
11 1 (0.050%) GAAP
11 1 (0.050%) BS15000
11 1 (0.050%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 56 (2.79%) Active Directory
2 22 (1.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (0.35%) Hyper-V
4 6 (0.30%) VMware ESX
5 5 (0.25%) vCloud
6 4 (0.20%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (0.15%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 3 (0.15%) Firmware
8 2 (0.100%) Samba
8 2 (0.100%) XenServer
8 2 (0.100%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.100%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 2 (0.100%) Oracle RAC
8 2 (0.100%) KVM
9 1 (0.050%) BitLocker
9 1 (0.050%) Snort
9 1 (0.050%) Xen
Systems Management
1 17 (0.85%) SCCM
2 9 (0.45%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (0.20%) vMotion
3 4 (0.20%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 3 (0.15%) OVSD
5 2 (0.100%) Cisco UCCE
5 2 (0.100%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 2 (0.100%) Control-M
5 2 (0.100%) OpenView
6 1 (0.050%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.050%) Cisco IPCC
6 1 (0.050%) WMI
6 1 (0.050%) WSUS
Vendors
1 755 (37.64%) Microsoft
2 102 (5.08%) SAP
3 99 (4.94%) Oracle
4 40 (1.99%) HP
5 30 (1.50%) IBM
6 29 (1.45%) Citrix
7 28 (1.40%) Cisco
7 28 (1.40%) VMware
8 24 (1.20%) CheckPoint
9 23 (1.15%) Planview
10 14 (0.70%) Remedy
10 14 (0.70%) Cognos
11 11 (0.55%) Salesforce.com
11 11 (0.55%) Google
12 9 (0.45%) Informatica
13 8 (0.40%) Adobe
14 7 (0.35%) CA
14 7 (0.35%) Niku
15 6 (0.30%) Lotus
15 6 (0.30%) ServiceNow
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