The table below looks at the statistics for MS Project skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Project over the 3 months to 22 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Project
UK
Rank 174 163 140
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -23
Contract jobs citing MS Project 640 770 841
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.45% 1.52% 1.66%
As % of the Applications category 13.99% 13.42% 13.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 432 481 570
Median daily rate £396 £375 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.46% -5.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £233 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 22 3
Median hourly rate £38.00 £37.14 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.32% +147.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £15.60 £11.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.99 £46.29 £19.28
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.50 £37.14 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-1.70% +147.56%

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
4574 5738 6143
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 10.38% 11.30% 12.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 2784 3324 3559
Median daily rate £350 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £160 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £505 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £325 £315
% change year-on-year
+1.53% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 382 505 591
Median hourly rate £14.50 £16.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.12% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.35 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.25 £41.00 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £16.50 £14.90
% change year-on-year
-15.15% +10.73%

MS Project
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing MS Project as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 22 January 2017.

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 22 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MS Project within the UK over the 3 months to 22 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -13 585 £400 +1.26% 93
London -16 232 £441 +6.84% 34
South East +7 140 £370 -1.33% 15
Berkshire +35 60 £370 -7.50%
South West +8 51 £415 +15.11% 13
West Midlands -1 45 £353 +0.71% 9
Reading +43 38 £425 -5.55%
Yorkshire -19 36 £370 -0.53% 3
Wiltshire +16 32 £275 -26.66% 4
East of England -10 29 £395 -10.22% 4
Hampshire -13 29 £325 -13.33% 4
West Yorkshire +11 27 £370 -0.67% 3
City of London -23 25 £500 +11.11% 14
Scotland +21 24 £375 +7.14% 3
Coventry -12 20 £375 +11.11% 3
East Midlands +11 19 £270 -36.47% 1
North West +6 18 £465 +43.07% 13
Milton Keynes +5 17 £405 +63.73% 1
Buckinghamshire 0 17 £405 +65.40% 1
Northern Ireland - 17 £380 - 2
County Antrim - 17 £380 - 1
Belfast - 17 £380 - 1
Bristol +8 15 £420 +20.00% 4
Essex +2 15 £270 -37.20% 1
Glasgow +11 13 £288 -17.85%
Corsham +2 13 £490 +50.76% 1
Manchester +10 12 £350 +7.69% 7
Warwickshire +4 10 £338 -36.47% 2
North East -14 10 £310 -30.33% 1
Edinburgh +14 9 £375 - 2

MS Project
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing MS Project also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for MS Project.

1 684 (53.99%) MS Excel
2 634 (50.04%) Project Management
3 518 (40.88%) Microsoft
4 496 (39.15%) Finance
5 434 (34.25%) PRINCE2
6 330 (26.05%) MS Office
7 289 (22.81%) MS Visio
8 284 (22.42%) MS PowerPoint
9 277 (21.86%) Agile Software Development
10 248 (19.57%) Security Cleared
11 236 (18.63%) Stakeholder Management
12 201 (15.86%) SharePoint
13 196 (15.47%) Project Planning
14 192 (15.15%) SC Cleared
15 165 (13.02%) Analytical Skills
16 154 (12.15%) Programme Management
17 140 (11.05%) Change Management
18 124 (9.79%) ITIL
19 112 (8.84%) Banking
20 110 (8.68%) Risk Management
21 109 (8.60%) Management Information System
22 91 (7.18%) Change Control
23 90 (7.10%) Migration
24 86 (6.79%) Telecoms
25 83 (6.55%) Waterfall
26 77 (6.08%) Degree
27 76 (6.00%) PMP
28 68 (5.37%) PMI Certification
29 65 (5.13%) ERP
30 64 (5.05%) SAP

MS Project
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 201 (15.86%) SharePoint
2 35 (2.76%) MS Project Server
3 23 (1.82%) Confluence
4 15 (1.18%) CMS
5 8 (0.63%) SharePoint 2013
5 8 (0.63%) SharePoint Server
6 7 (0.55%) WebSphere
7 6 (0.47%) SharePoint 2010
8 5 (0.39%) BizTalk Server
8 5 (0.39%) MS Exchange
8 5 (0.39%) WebSphere Application Server
9 4 (0.32%) Oracle Workflow
9 4 (0.32%) Tomcat
10 3 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2007
10 3 (0.24%) IIS
10 3 (0.24%) Skype for Business
11 2 (0.16%) Drupal
12 1 (0.079%) IBM Notes
12 1 (0.079%) SAP Portal
12 1 (0.079%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 684 (53.99%) MS Excel
2 330 (26.05%) MS Office
3 289 (22.81%) MS Visio
4 284 (22.42%) MS PowerPoint
5 30 (2.37%) Spreadsheet
6 6 (0.47%) Open Workbench
6 6 (0.47%) Photoshop
7 4 (0.32%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.079%) Maya
Business Applications
1 38 (3.00%) Primavera
2 35 (2.76%) Dynamics CRM
3 16 (1.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 15 (1.18%) Oracle Applications
4 15 (1.18%) Oracle EBS R12
5 14 (1.10%) Oracle EBS
6 7 (0.55%) CA PPM
7 5 (0.39%) Oracle Payables
7 5 (0.39%) Oracle Receivables
8 4 (0.32%) Demantra
8 4 (0.32%) Dynamics AX
8 4 (0.32%) Oracle 11i
8 4 (0.32%) Oracle ERP
8 4 (0.32%) SAP HR
9 3 (0.24%) Dynamics NAV
9 3 (0.24%) Oracle Assets
9 3 (0.24%) SAP ERP
9 3 (0.24%) SAP GRC
10 2 (0.16%) Oracle Internet Expenses
10 2 (0.16%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 40 (3.16%) Office 365
2 14 (1.10%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (1.03%) SuccessFactors
4 11 (0.87%) SaaS
5 7 (0.55%) Amazon AWS
6 4 (0.32%) IaaS
7 3 (0.24%) Basecamp
7 3 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (0.24%) Trello
7 3 (0.24%) Yammer
8 2 (0.16%) G Suite
9 1 (0.079%) IBM Blueworks
9 1 (0.079%) IBM Cloud
9 1 (0.079%) PaaS
9 1 (0.079%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 43 (3.39%) Wi-Fi
2 35 (2.76%) LTE
3 34 (2.68%) VoLTE
4 12 (0.95%) Firewall
5 9 (0.71%) TCP/IP
6 8 (0.63%) HTTP
7 7 (0.55%) LAN
8 5 (0.39%) FTP
8 5 (0.39%) Intrusion Detection
8 5 (0.39%) WAN
9 4 (0.32%) Intranet
9 4 (0.32%) MGW
9 4 (0.32%) Network Security
9 4 (0.32%) SAN
9 4 (0.32%) SDH
9 4 (0.32%) Unified Communications
9 4 (0.32%) VoIP
9 4 (0.32%) WebEx
10 3 (0.24%) BIG-IP
10 3 (0.24%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (2.84%) SQL Server
2 17 (1.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 14 (1.10%) Data Mining
3 14 (1.10%) Oracle BI EE
4 13 (1.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 12 (0.95%) Data Warehouse
6 9 (0.71%) Power BI
7 7 (0.55%) SQL Server 2008
7 7 (0.55%) SQL Server 2012
7 7 (0.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 6 (0.47%) Oracle Reports
8 6 (0.47%) Text Mining
9 5 (0.39%) Oracle Database
9 5 (0.39%) SQL Server 2005
10 4 (0.32%) Crystal Reports
10 4 (0.32%) DTS
10 4 (0.32%) Oracle BI Publisher
10 4 (0.32%) Oracle Database 10g
10 4 (0.32%) Relational Database
10 4 (0.32%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 49 (3.87%) JIRA
2 9 (0.71%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (0.32%) JDeveloper
3 4 (0.32%) Oracle Forms
3 4 (0.32%) VersionOne
3 4 (0.32%) Visual Studio
4 3 (0.24%) JIRA Agile
5 2 (0.16%) NUnit
6 1 (0.079%) Axure RP
6 1 (0.079%) Balsamiq Mockups
6 1 (0.079%) QAComplete
6 1 (0.079%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (0.079%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.079%) TestComplete
6 1 (0.079%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (0.079%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 496 (39.15%) Finance
2 112 (8.84%) Banking
3 86 (6.79%) Telecoms
4 54 (4.26%) Legal
5 50 (3.95%) Retail
6 42 (3.31%) Manufacturing
7 37 (2.92%) Law
8 34 (2.68%) Marketing
9 21 (1.66%) Advertising
9 21 (1.66%) Investment Banking
10 19 (1.50%) Billing
11 16 (1.26%) Electronics
12 14 (1.10%) Automotive
13 13 (1.03%) Financial Institution
14 11 (0.87%) Pharmaceutical
14 11 (0.87%) Retail Banking
15 9 (0.71%) Back Office
16 8 (0.63%) Publishing
17 6 (0.47%) Front Office
18 5 (0.39%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 421 (33.23%) Project Manager
2 215 (16.97%) Analyst
3 92 (7.26%) Project Planner
4 85 (6.71%) PMO Analyst
5 75 (5.92%) Business Analyst
6 66 (5.21%) Coordinator
6 66 (5.21%) IT Manager
7 62 (4.89%) IT Project Manager
8 56 (4.42%) Project Coordinator
9 54 (4.26%) Project Analyst
10 52 (4.10%) Programme Planner
11 50 (3.95%) Support Officer
12 45 (3.55%) Project Officer
13 44 (3.47%) Senior Manager
14 43 (3.39%) Project Support Officer
15 35 (2.76%) PMO Manager
16 34 (2.68%) Senior Project Manager
16 34 (2.68%) Voice Project Manager
17 33 (2.60%) Architect
18 31 (2.45%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (2.53%) .NET
2 12 (0.95%) Web Services
3 11 (0.87%) Velocity
3 11 (0.87%) XML
4 10 (0.79%) Middleware
5 8 (0.63%) .NET Framework
6 7 (0.55%) WCF
7 6 (0.47%) ASP.NET
7 6 (0.47%) SOAP
8 5 (0.39%) WebSphere MQ
9 4 (0.32%) HTML
9 4 (0.32%) REST
10 3 (0.24%) Ajax
10 3 (0.24%) AngularJS
10 3 (0.24%) AppFabric
10 3 (0.24%) ASP.NET Web API
10 3 (0.24%) Entity Framework
10 3 (0.24%) KnockoutJS
10 3 (0.24%) Ninject
10 3 (0.24%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 165 (13.02%) Analytical Skills
2 109 (8.60%) Management Information System
3 49 (3.87%) PMI
4 37 (2.92%) Data Centre
5 26 (2.05%) Virtual Team
6 17 (1.34%) e-Learning
7 12 (0.95%) User Experience
8 11 (0.87%) Data Integration
8 11 (0.87%) Learning Management System
9 9 (0.71%) Mobile App
10 8 (0.63%) NHS
10 8 (0.63%) Visualisation
11 7 (0.55%) Computer Science
11 7 (0.55%) Public Cloud
12 6 (0.47%) Derivative
12 6 (0.47%) Economics
12 6 (0.47%) Fixed Income
12 6 (0.47%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 5 (0.39%) Equities
13 5 (0.39%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 51 (4.03%) Windows
2 24 (1.89%) Unix
3 17 (1.34%) Linux
4 12 (0.95%) Solaris
5 10 (0.79%) Windows 7
6 8 (0.63%) AIX
6 8 (0.63%) Windows Server
7 6 (0.47%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (0.32%) HPUX
8 4 (0.32%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (0.32%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (0.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.16%) pSOS
10 2 (0.16%) VMS
11 1 (0.079%) Android
11 1 (0.079%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.079%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.079%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 634 (50.04%) Project Management
2 434 (34.25%) PRINCE2
3 277 (21.86%) Agile Software Development
4 236 (18.63%) Stakeholder Management
5 196 (15.47%) Project Planning
6 154 (12.15%) Programme Management
7 140 (11.05%) Change Management
8 124 (9.79%) ITIL
9 110 (8.68%) Risk Management
10 91 (7.18%) Change Control
11 90 (7.10%) Migration
12 83 (6.55%) Waterfall
13 65 (5.13%) ERP
14 59 (4.66%) Resource Management
15 56 (4.42%) Business Intelligence
16 54 (4.26%) CRM
17 52 (4.10%) Business Analysis
17 52 (4.10%) Dependency Management
18 50 (3.95%) ITIL V3
19 48 (3.79%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 47 (3.71%) SQL
2 21 (1.66%) C
3 19 (1.50%) PL/SQL
4 11 (0.87%) VBA
5 10 (0.79%) VB
6 8 (0.63%) JavaScript
7 7 (0.55%) Java
7 7 (0.55%) T-SQL
8 5 (0.39%) C#
8 5 (0.39%) C++
9 3 (0.24%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 3 (0.24%) R
10 2 (0.16%) PHP
10 2 (0.16%) PowerShell
10 2 (0.16%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.079%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 248 (19.57%) Security Cleared
2 192 (15.15%) SC Cleared
3 77 (6.08%) Degree
4 76 (6.00%) PMP
5 68 (5.37%) PMI Certification
6 63 (4.97%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 54 (4.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 49 (3.87%) DV Cleared
9 44 (3.47%) APMP
10 27 (2.13%) ISEB
11 13 (1.03%) BPSS Clearance
12 12 (0.95%) ITIL Certification
13 7 (0.55%) CREST Certified
14 4 (0.32%) CEH
14 4 (0.32%) CISM
14 4 (0.32%) CISSP
14 4 (0.32%) HND
14 4 (0.32%) MAPM
14 4 (0.32%) OSCP
15 3 (0.24%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (3.39%) QA
2 16 (1.26%) Disclosure Scotland
3 10 (0.79%) P3O
4 9 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 7 (0.55%) PCI DSS
6 6 (0.47%) Data Quality
7 5 (0.39%) MiFID
7 5 (0.39%) PMBOK
8 3 (0.24%) EMIR
8 3 (0.24%) ISO 9001
9 2 (0.16%) AIFMD
9 2 (0.16%) COBIT
9 2 (0.16%) COSO
9 2 (0.16%) FATCA
9 2 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.16%) SAS 70
9 2 (0.16%) SLA
10 1 (0.079%) BS25999
10 1 (0.079%) ISO27002
10 1 (0.079%) Solvency II
System Software
1 13 (1.03%) Active Directory
2 5 (0.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.24%) Snort
4 2 (0.16%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.16%) XenApp
4 2 (0.16%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.079%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.079%) Time Sharing Option
5 1 (0.079%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 14 (1.10%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.16%) CSIRT
2 2 (0.16%) RSA Security Analytics
2 2 (0.16%) SCCM
3 1 (0.079%) Backup Exec
3 1 (0.079%) Cisco IPCC
3 1 (0.079%) WSUS
Vendors
1 518 (40.88%) Microsoft
2 64 (5.05%) SAP
3 46 (3.63%) Oracle
4 45 (3.55%) Remedy
5 34 (2.68%) Ericsson
6 13 (1.03%) HP
6 13 (1.03%) Hyperion
7 12 (0.95%) CheckPoint
7 12 (0.95%) VMware
8 10 (0.79%) CA Agile Central
9 9 (0.71%) Planview
9 9 (0.71%) Salesforce.com
10 8 (0.63%) Adobe
10 8 (0.63%) Cisco
11 7 (0.55%) iManage
12 6 (0.47%) Avaya
12 6 (0.47%) BT
13 5 (0.39%) ServiceNow
14 4 (0.32%) Citrix
15 3 (0.24%) EMC
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Belfast, County Antrim
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Rate: £30 - £50 per hour
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ComputAppoint
Rate: £450 - £490 per day
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Bristol Area
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Rate: Rate £250 - £300 per day
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Edinburgh, Midlothian
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £475.00 per day
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AAP3
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
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FT Select
Rate: Up to £45,000 per annum
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London
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South West
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London
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