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 7 December 2016 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
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Project
Rank 191 170 129
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -41
Contract jobs citing MS Project 674 801 989
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.35% 1.44% 1.75%
As % of the Applications category 13.04% 12.90% 13.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 442 519 696
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £221 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 17 15
Median hourly rate £30.25 £35.00 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.57% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.12 £9.60 £15.64
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.16 £41.35 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.25 £35.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year
-13.57% +25.00%

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
5169 6207 7199
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 10.37% 11.20% 12.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 3066 3587 4106
Median daily rate £351 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.35% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £160 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £325 £318
% change year-on-year
+3.07% +2.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 466 591 752
Median hourly rate £15.50 £15.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.76 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.50 £27.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.00

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 7 December 2016.

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 7 December 2016.

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 7 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -17 637 £400 - 67
London +4 272 £440 +6.92% 17
South East -1 143 £375 - 14
South West +14 57 £400 - 11
Berkshire +2 47 £425 +41.66% 2
Yorkshire 0 41 £375 +7.14% 4
West Midlands -35 36 £375 +4.16% 5
East of England -16 33 £425 -5.55% 3
West Yorkshire +19 31 £375 +6.23% 3
Hampshire -3 30 £321 -19.81% 7
City of London -14 30 £430 +4.24% 3
Reading +15 28 £425 +16.43%
Wiltshire +10 28 £253 -42.93% 4
North West -22 22 £350 -15.15% 7
Buckinghamshire +8 19 £391 +25.13%
Milton Keynes +14 18 £391 +56.41%
East Midlands +1 17 £400 +20.30% 5
Bristol +14 16 £420 +20.00% 5
Scotland +1 15 £350 -1.40% 4
Coventry -15 15 £375 +5.63% 3
West Sussex +9 14 £300 -32.58% 3
Manchester -11 14 £320 -24.26% 6
Hertfordshire -15 13 £450 -1.36% 2
Corsham 0 12 £425 +30.76% 1
North East -24 12 £270 -46.00% 1
Oxfordshire +2 11 £400 +6.66% 1
Tyne and Wear -27 11 £270 -46.00%
Newcastle upon Tyne -30 11 £270 -46.00%
Norfolk - 11 £190 -
Norwich - 11 £190 -

MS Project
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 7 December 2016, 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.

1 685 (51.39%) MS Excel
2 662 (49.66%) Project Management
3 529 (39.68%) Microsoft
4 520 (39.01%) Finance
5 446 (33.46%) PRINCE2
6 342 (25.66%) MS Office
7 318 (23.86%) MS Visio
8 295 (22.13%) MS PowerPoint
9 275 (20.63%) Agile Software Development
10 273 (20.48%) Stakeholder Management
11 206 (15.45%) SharePoint
12 205 (15.38%) Security Cleared
13 203 (15.23%) Project Planning
14 195 (14.63%) Analytical Skills
15 168 (12.60%) Change Management
16 159 (11.93%) Banking
17 153 (11.48%) Programme Management
17 153 (11.48%) SC Cleared
18 120 (9.00%) ITIL
19 106 (7.95%) Migration
20 101 (7.58%) Risk Management
21 96 (7.20%) Management Information System
22 91 (6.83%) Change Control
23 80 (6.00%) Degree
24 76 (5.70%) Waterfall
25 71 (5.33%) Telecoms
26 70 (5.25%) SAP
26 70 (5.25%) SDLC
27 69 (5.18%) PMP
27 69 (5.18%) Retail

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
1 206 (15.45%) SharePoint
2 40 (3.00%) MS Project Server
3 28 (2.10%) Confluence
4 16 (1.20%) CMS
5 12 (0.90%) WebSphere
6 7 (0.53%) Skype for Business
7 5 (0.38%) BizTalk Server
7 5 (0.38%) IBM Notes
7 5 (0.38%) SharePoint 2010
7 5 (0.38%) SharePoint 2013
7 5 (0.38%) WebSphere Application Server
8 4 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2007
8 4 (0.30%) MS Exchange
8 4 (0.30%) Oracle Workflow
8 4 (0.30%) Tomcat
9 3 (0.23%) SharePoint Server
10 2 (0.15%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 2 (0.15%) IIS
10 2 (0.15%) SAP EP
11 1 (0.075%) WebLogic
Applications
1 685 (51.39%) MS Excel
2 342 (25.66%) MS Office
3 318 (23.86%) MS Visio
4 295 (22.13%) MS PowerPoint
5 33 (2.48%) Spreadsheet
6 8 (0.60%) Open Workbench
7 6 (0.45%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.075%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 43 (3.23%) Primavera
2 31 (2.33%) Dynamics CRM
3 14 (1.05%) Oracle EBS
4 13 (0.98%) Oracle Applications
4 13 (0.98%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 11 (0.83%) Oracle EBS R12
6 9 (0.68%) Oracle Payables
6 9 (0.68%) Oracle Receivables
7 7 (0.53%) Oracle ERP
7 7 (0.53%) SAP HR
8 6 (0.45%) CA PPM
8 6 (0.45%) Oracle Assets
9 5 (0.38%) Summit
10 4 (0.30%) Demantra
10 4 (0.30%) Dynamics NAV
10 4 (0.30%) Oracle 11i
10 4 (0.30%) SAP HCM
11 3 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
11 3 (0.23%) SAP ERP
11 3 (0.23%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 37 (2.78%) Office 365
2 16 (1.20%) SuccessFactors
3 15 (1.13%) Microsoft Azure
4 12 (0.90%) SaaS
5 8 (0.60%) Basecamp
5 8 (0.60%) G Suite
6 7 (0.53%) Amazon AWS
7 6 (0.45%) Trello
8 5 (0.38%) PaaS
8 5 (0.38%) Yammer
9 4 (0.30%) Cloud Computing
9 4 (0.30%) IaaS
10 1 (0.075%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 29 (2.18%) Wi-Fi
2 21 (1.58%) LTE
2 21 (1.58%) VoLTE
3 16 (1.20%) HTTP
4 13 (0.98%) Firewall
5 11 (0.83%) Extranet
5 11 (0.83%) FTP
6 9 (0.68%) Intranet
6 9 (0.68%) TCP/IP
7 8 (0.60%) Internet
7 8 (0.60%) LAN
8 7 (0.53%) VPN
9 6 (0.45%) SAN
9 6 (0.45%) Skype
10 5 (0.38%) WAN
10 5 (0.38%) WebEx
11 4 (0.30%) Intrusion Detection
11 4 (0.30%) SSH
11 4 (0.30%) SSL
11 4 (0.30%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (2.85%) SQL Server
2 13 (0.98%) Data Mining
2 13 (0.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 11 (0.83%) Oracle BI EE
4 10 (0.75%) Data Warehouse
5 9 (0.68%) Oracle Reports
6 8 (0.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 7 (0.53%) Oracle Database
7 7 (0.53%) Power BI
7 7 (0.53%) Relational Database
8 6 (0.45%) Text Mining
9 5 (0.38%) Big Data
9 5 (0.38%) SAP BW
9 5 (0.38%) SQL Server 2005
10 4 (0.30%) Crystal Reports
10 4 (0.30%) DTS
10 4 (0.30%) Oracle BI Publisher
10 4 (0.30%) Oracle Database 10g
10 4 (0.30%) SQL Server 2012
10 4 (0.30%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 62 (4.65%) JIRA
2 8 (0.60%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (0.38%) JIRA Agile
3 5 (0.38%) VersionOne
3 5 (0.38%) Visual Studio
4 4 (0.30%) JDeveloper
4 4 (0.30%) Oracle Forms
4 4 (0.30%) Sonatype Nexus
4 4 (0.30%) TeamCity
5 2 (0.15%) Dreamweaver
5 2 (0.15%) LSMW
6 1 (0.075%) ClearQuest
6 1 (0.075%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.075%) HP UFT
6 1 (0.075%) Maven
6 1 (0.075%) Subversion
6 1 (0.075%) TestComplete
6 1 (0.075%) TortoiseSVN
6 1 (0.075%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (0.075%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 520 (39.01%) Finance
2 159 (11.93%) Banking
3 71 (5.33%) Telecoms
4 69 (5.18%) Retail
5 59 (4.43%) Legal
6 37 (2.78%) Law
7 35 (2.63%) Manufacturing
8 32 (2.40%) Marketing
9 31 (2.33%) Investment Banking
10 27 (2.03%) Billing
11 22 (1.65%) Advertising
12 19 (1.43%) Financial Institution
13 17 (1.28%) Retail Banking
14 15 (1.13%) Automotive
15 13 (0.98%) Electronics
16 9 (0.68%) Back Office
17 8 (0.60%) Pharmaceutical
18 7 (0.53%) Front Office
18 7 (0.53%) Publishing
19 6 (0.45%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 473 (35.48%) Project Manager
2 230 (17.25%) Analyst
3 93 (6.98%) Project Planner
4 89 (6.68%) PMO Analyst
5 82 (6.15%) Business Analyst
6 79 (5.93%) IT Manager
7 74 (5.55%) IT Project Manager
8 56 (4.20%) Coordinator
9 52 (3.90%) Project Analyst
10 51 (3.83%) PMO Manager
11 47 (3.53%) Programme Planner
11 47 (3.53%) Project Coordinator
12 43 (3.23%) Senior Manager
13 42 (3.15%) Support Officer
13 42 (3.15%) Technical Manager
14 39 (2.93%) Technical Project Manager
15 38 (2.85%) Administrator
16 37 (2.78%) Infrastructure Manager
16 37 (2.78%) Project Officer
16 37 (2.78%) Project Support Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (2.78%) .NET
2 23 (1.73%) Middleware
3 14 (1.05%) Web Services
3 14 (1.05%) XML
4 12 (0.90%) Velocity
5 8 (0.60%) SOAP
6 7 (0.53%) Oracle Fusion
6 7 (0.53%) WebSphere MQ
7 6 (0.45%) .NET Framework
7 6 (0.45%) HTML
8 4 (0.30%) REST
9 3 (0.23%) JSON
9 3 (0.23%) WCF
10 2 (0.15%) AppFabric
10 2 (0.15%) IBM Integration Bus
10 2 (0.15%) MDX
10 2 (0.15%) OAuth
10 2 (0.15%) RESTful
10 2 (0.15%) Software Packaging
10 2 (0.15%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 195 (14.63%) Analytical Skills
2 96 (7.20%) Management Information System
3 51 (3.83%) Data Centre
4 48 (3.60%) PMI
5 32 (2.40%) Virtual Team
6 16 (1.20%) e-Learning
7 14 (1.05%) Computer Science
8 12 (0.90%) Fixed Income
8 12 (0.90%) Learning Management System
8 12 (0.90%) User Experience
9 10 (0.75%) Equities
9 10 (0.75%) FMCG
10 9 (0.68%) Data Integration
10 9 (0.68%) Economics
11 8 (0.60%) Client/Server
11 8 (0.60%) Derivative
11 8 (0.60%) Mobile App
11 8 (0.60%) Visualisation
12 7 (0.53%) NHS
13 6 (0.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 67 (5.03%) Windows
2 34 (2.55%) Unix
3 27 (2.03%) Linux
4 20 (1.50%) Solaris
5 17 (1.28%) AIX
6 14 (1.05%) Windows 7
7 13 (0.98%) Windows Server
8 6 (0.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (0.38%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (0.30%) HPUX
10 4 (0.30%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (0.30%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (0.23%) Mac OS
12 2 (0.15%) Android
12 2 (0.15%) Windows Phone
13 1 (0.075%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.075%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.075%) MVS
13 1 (0.075%) pSOS
13 1 (0.075%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 662 (49.66%) Project Management
2 446 (33.46%) PRINCE2
3 275 (20.63%) Agile Software Development
4 273 (20.48%) Stakeholder Management
5 203 (15.23%) Project Planning
6 168 (12.60%) Change Management
7 153 (11.48%) Programme Management
8 120 (9.00%) ITIL
9 106 (7.95%) Migration
10 101 (7.58%) Risk Management
11 91 (6.83%) Change Control
12 76 (5.70%) Waterfall
13 70 (5.25%) SDLC
14 68 (5.10%) Business Analysis
14 68 (5.10%) ERP
15 60 (4.50%) Resource Management
16 59 (4.43%) CRM
16 59 (4.43%) Stakeholder Engagement
17 55 (4.13%) Dependency Management
17 55 (4.13%) Matrix Organization
Programming Languages
1 42 (3.15%) SQL
2 19 (1.43%) C
3 14 (1.05%) PL/SQL
4 13 (0.98%) VBA
5 11 (0.83%) VB
6 9 (0.68%) Java
7 8 (0.60%) C++
8 6 (0.45%) JavaScript
8 6 (0.45%) T-SQL
9 4 (0.30%) C#
10 3 (0.23%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.15%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 2 (0.15%) PowerShell
11 2 (0.15%) VBScript
12 1 (0.075%) Embedded C
12 1 (0.075%) R
Qualifications
1 205 (15.38%) Security Cleared
2 153 (11.48%) SC Cleared
3 80 (6.00%) Degree
4 69 (5.18%) PMP
5 65 (4.88%) PMI Certification
5 65 (4.88%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 46 (3.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 43 (3.23%) APMP
8 41 (3.08%) DV Cleared
9 35 (2.63%) ISEB
10 16 (1.20%) ITIL Certification
11 14 (1.05%) BPSS Clearance
11 14 (1.05%) CISSP
12 8 (0.60%) CISM
13 5 (0.38%) CREST Certified
14 4 (0.30%) CCNA
14 4 (0.30%) Cisco Certification
14 4 (0.30%) GCIA
14 4 (0.30%) GCIH
15 3 (0.23%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (3.23%) QA
2 13 (0.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 12 (0.90%) Disclosure Scotland
4 11 (0.83%) MiFID
5 10 (0.75%) P3O
6 8 (0.60%) PCI DSS
7 7 (0.53%) Data Quality
8 5 (0.38%) COBIT
8 5 (0.38%) PMBOK
9 4 (0.30%) COSO
9 4 (0.30%) SAS 70
10 3 (0.23%) EMIR
10 3 (0.23%) FATCA
10 3 (0.23%) ISO 9001
10 3 (0.23%) SLA
11 2 (0.15%) AIFMD
11 2 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 1 (0.075%) Dodd-Frank
12 1 (0.075%) ISO13485
12 1 (0.075%) Solvency II
System Software
1 10 (0.75%) Active Directory
2 6 (0.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.23%) XenApp
4 2 (0.15%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.15%) Snort
4 2 (0.15%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.075%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (0.075%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.075%) UAG
5 1 (0.075%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.075%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 17 (1.28%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.15%) RSA Security Analytics
2 2 (0.15%) SCCM
3 1 (0.075%) Backup Exec
3 1 (0.075%) IBM BigFix
3 1 (0.075%) SCOM
3 1 (0.075%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.075%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
3 1 (0.075%) WSUS
Vendors
1 529 (39.68%) Microsoft
2 70 (5.25%) SAP
3 56 (4.20%) Oracle
4 27 (2.03%) Remedy
5 21 (1.58%) Ericsson
6 14 (1.05%) CheckPoint
6 14 (1.05%) Cisco
7 13 (0.98%) HP
7 13 (0.98%) VMware
8 12 (0.90%) Salesforce.com
9 10 (0.75%) CA Agile Central
9 10 (0.75%) Google
9 10 (0.75%) Planview
10 9 (0.68%) Hyperion
11 6 (0.45%) Avaya
11 6 (0.45%) BT
11 6 (0.45%) Citrix
11 6 (0.45%) iManage
11 6 (0.45%) ServiceNow
12 5 (0.38%) Lotus
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