The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for MS Project skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited MS Project over the 3 months to 28 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Project
London / City of London
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 131 111 114
Rank change year-on-year -20 +3  
Contract jobs citing MS Project 31 43 79
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.01% 1.28% 1.53%
As % of the Applications category 10.58% 12.25% 13.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 29 64
Median daily rate £473 £425 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.17% +17.24%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £266 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £601 £650 £568
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £366 £365
% change year-on-year -4.37% +0.27%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £21.78 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.48 £39.34 £22.50
% change year-on-year +7.96% +74.84%  

MS Project is in the software application skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for software application skills.

Contract Software Application Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 293 351 596
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 9.57% 10.47% 11.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 210 264 424
Median daily rate £415 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £200 £171
10% offered a daily rate of more than £595 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £330 £325
% change year-on-year +2.27% +1.53%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 18 19
Median hourly rate £19.75 £19.00 £14.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.94% +27.94%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.19 £10.80 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.20 £26.00 £27.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year -6.06% +13.79%  

MS Project
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing MS Project as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Applications category.

Job vacancy trend for MS Project in the City of London

MS Project
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing MS Project in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for MS Project in the City of London

MS Project
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MS Project in the City of London over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for MS Project in the City of London

MS Project
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing MS Project in the City of London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for MS Project in the City of London

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 across the City of London region with a requirement for MS Project.

1 32 (53.33%) Finance
2 29 (48.33%) MS Excel
2 29 (48.33%) Project Management
3 23 (38.33%) MS Visio
4 22 (36.67%) PRINCE2
5 21 (35.00%) Microsoft
6 18 (30.00%) MS Office
7 15 (25.00%) MS PowerPoint
8 14 (23.33%) Stakeholder Management
8 14 (23.33%) Agile Software Development
9 13 (21.67%) Security Cleared
10 12 (20.00%) Legal
11 11 (18.33%) PMO
12 10 (16.67%) Project Planning
13 8 (13.33%) ERP
13 8 (13.33%) Migration
13 8 (13.33%) Banking
13 8 (13.33%) Programme Management
14 7 (11.67%) SharePoint
14 7 (11.67%) SC Cleared
14 7 (11.67%) DV Cleared
14 7 (11.67%) Analytical Skills
15 6 (10.00%) Waterfall
15 6 (10.00%) Change Control
15 6 (10.00%) Spreadsheet
15 6 (10.00%) SQL Server
15 6 (10.00%) Management Information System
16 5 (8.33%) Risk Management
16 5 (8.33%) Law
16 5 (8.33%) Logistics

MS Project
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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 7 (11.67%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.67%) Drupal
2 1 (1.67%) WebSphere
Applications
1 29 (48.33%) MS Excel
2 23 (38.33%) MS Visio
3 18 (30.00%) MS Office
4 15 (25.00%) MS PowerPoint
5 6 (10.00%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (6.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (3.33%) CA PPM
2 2 (3.33%) Primavera
3 1 (1.67%) Sonata
3 1 (1.67%) Tercero
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.67%) IaaS
1 1 (1.67%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.67%) SaaS
1 1 (1.67%) Slack
1 1 (1.67%) SuccessFactors
1 1 (1.67%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.67%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (6.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (5.00%) Power BI
4 2 (3.33%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (3.33%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (3.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.67%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (1.67%) DB2
5 1 (1.67%) MS Access
5 1 (1.67%) Spatial Data
5 1 (1.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 4 (6.67%) JIRA
2 2 (3.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 32 (53.33%) Finance
2 12 (20.00%) Legal
3 8 (13.33%) Banking
4 5 (8.33%) Investment Banking
4 5 (8.33%) Law
5 2 (3.33%) Advertising
6 1 (1.67%) Billing
6 1 (1.67%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.67%) Marketing
6 1 (1.67%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 19 (31.67%) Project Manager
2 10 (16.67%) Analyst
3 8 (13.33%) Project Officer
4 7 (11.67%) Project Support Officer
4 7 (11.67%) Support Officer
5 5 (8.33%) IT Manager
6 4 (6.67%) Business Analyst
7 3 (5.00%) E-Commerce Analyst
7 3 (5.00%) E-Commerce Business Analyst
7 3 (5.00%) Implementation Manager
7 3 (5.00%) IT Project Manager
7 3 (5.00%) Programme Planner
7 3 (5.00%) Project Analyst
8 2 (3.33%) Applications Manager
8 2 (3.33%) Data Analyst
8 2 (3.33%) Infrastructure Manager
8 2 (3.33%) Security Specialist
8 2 (3.33%) Senior Project Manager
8 2 (3.33%) SQL Analyst
8 2 (3.33%) SQL Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.00%) .NET
2 1 (1.67%) .NET Framework
2 1 (1.67%) COM
2 1 (1.67%) J2EE
2 1 (1.67%) Laravel
2 1 (1.67%) MDX
2 1 (1.67%) Middleware
2 1 (1.67%) Web Services
2 1 (1.67%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 7 (11.67%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (10.00%) Management Information System
3 3 (5.00%) Minimum Viable Product
3 3 (5.00%) PMI
4 2 (3.33%) Equities
4 2 (3.33%) User Experience
5 1 (1.67%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.67%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.67%) Cybercrime
5 1 (1.67%) Fixed Income
5 1 (1.67%) Hedge funds
5 1 (1.67%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.67%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.00%) Windows
1 3 (5.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (48.33%) Project Management
2 22 (36.67%) PRINCE2
3 14 (23.33%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (23.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 10 (16.67%) Project Planning
5 8 (13.33%) ERP
5 8 (13.33%) Migration
5 8 (13.33%) Programme Management
6 6 (10.00%) Change Control
6 6 (10.00%) Waterfall
7 5 (8.33%) Business Analysis
7 5 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
7 5 (8.33%) Change Management
7 5 (8.33%) Data Modelling
7 5 (8.33%) Dependency Management
7 5 (8.33%) Logistics
7 5 (8.33%) Risk Management
8 4 (6.67%) CRM
8 4 (6.67%) ITIL
8 4 (6.67%) Practice Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (6.67%) SQL
2 3 (5.00%) T-SQL
3 2 (3.33%) VBA
4 1 (1.67%) C
4 1 (1.67%) C++
4 1 (1.67%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
4 1 (1.67%) Java
4 1 (1.67%) PHP
Qualifications
1 13 (21.67%) Security Cleared
2 7 (11.67%) DV Cleared
2 7 (11.67%) SC Cleared
3 5 (8.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 4 (6.67%) Degree
5 3 (5.00%) PMI Certification
6 2 (3.33%) APMP
6 2 (3.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (1.67%) ISEB
7 1 (1.67%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.67%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (18.33%) PMO
2 1 (1.67%) AIFMD
2 1 (1.67%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.67%) EMIR
2 1 (1.67%) FATCA
2 1 (1.67%) GDPR
2 1 (1.67%) MiFID
2 1 (1.67%) P3O
2 1 (1.67%) SLA
Vendors
1 21 (35.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (8.33%) CheckPoint
2 5 (8.33%) SAP
3 3 (5.00%) HP
3 3 (5.00%) iManage
4 2 (3.33%) Reuters
5 1 (1.67%) Avaloq
5 1 (1.67%) IBM
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