The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England 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 27 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Project
UK / England
Rank 182 148 114
Rank change year-on-year -34 -34  
Contract jobs citing MS Project 581 837 937
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.40% 1.71% 1.91%
As % of the Applications category 13.14% 15.72% 15.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 374 564 619
Median daily rate £388 £400 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.12% +1.01%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £374 £365
% change year-on-year -6.41% +2.46%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 15 27
Median hourly rate £42.50 £35.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.42% +55.55%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.45 £20.71 £12.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.75 £54.90 £30.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.48 £39.67 £22.50
% change year-on-year +7.07% +76.31%  

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 England with a requirement for software application skills.

Contract Software Application Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 4421 5326 6002
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 10.67% 10.85% 12.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 2640 3199 3295
Median daily rate £353 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.71% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £175 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £330 £325
% change year-on-year +2.27% +1.53%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 423 452 602
Median hourly rate £16.25 £16.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.51% +10.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.50 £10.09
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.48 £40.00 £32.50
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 England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England 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 England

MS Project
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MS Project in England

MS Project
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MS Project in England over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for MS Project in England

MS Project
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MS Project in England

MS Project
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing MS Project in England over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for MS Project in England

MS Project
Contract Job Locations in England

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 England region over the 3 months to 27 March 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
London -75 211 £450 +9.09% 34
South East -27 139 £375 - 31
South West +37 68 £325 -7.14% 8
West Midlands +19 45 £350 +12.00% 6
East of England -17 32 £300 -29.41% 4
North West +16 31 £450 +12.50% 5
Yorkshire -18 22 £363 +16.00% 6
East Midlands -9 20 £350 -21.12% 7
North East -8 7 £300 -32.58%
Midlands +4 6 - -
South Coast - 1 - -
MS Project
UK

MS Project
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 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 England region with a requirement for MS Project.

1 645 (53.39%) MS Excel
2 610 (50.50%) Project Management
3 519 (42.96%) Microsoft
4 483 (39.98%) Finance
5 414 (34.27%) PRINCE2
6 353 (29.22%) PMO
7 331 (27.40%) MS Office
8 283 (23.43%) Security Cleared
9 280 (23.18%) Agile Software Development
10 269 (22.27%) MS Visio
11 249 (20.61%) MS PowerPoint
12 233 (19.29%) SC Cleared
13 224 (18.54%) SharePoint
14 223 (18.46%) Stakeholder Management
15 221 (18.29%) Project Planning
16 179 (14.82%) Programme Management
17 148 (12.25%) Analytical Skills
18 143 (11.84%) ITIL
19 127 (10.51%) Management Information System
20 115 (9.52%) Change Management
21 107 (8.86%) Risk Management
21 107 (8.86%) Telecoms
22 97 (8.03%) Banking
23 91 (7.53%) Change Control
24 86 (7.12%) Degree
25 81 (6.71%) PMP
26 76 (6.29%) Migration
27 73 (6.04%) PMI Certification
27 73 (6.04%) Waterfall
28 64 (5.30%) Legal

MS Project
Top Related IT Skills in England 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
1 224 (18.54%) SharePoint
2 34 (2.81%) SharePoint Server
3 33 (2.73%) MS Project Server
4 26 (2.15%) Confluence
5 6 (0.50%) BizTalk Server
5 6 (0.50%) CMS
6 5 (0.41%) Documentum
7 4 (0.33%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 4 (0.33%) IIS
7 4 (0.33%) Oracle Workflow
7 4 (0.33%) Tomcat
7 4 (0.33%) WebSphere
8 3 (0.25%) MS Exchange
8 3 (0.25%) SharePoint 2010
8 3 (0.25%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (0.17%) Drupal
9 2 (0.17%) SAS
10 1 (0.083%) SAP Portal
10 1 (0.083%) Tuxedo
10 1 (0.083%) WebLogic
Applications
1 645 (53.39%) MS Excel
2 331 (27.40%) MS Office
3 269 (22.27%) MS Visio
4 249 (20.61%) MS PowerPoint
5 24 (1.99%) Spreadsheet
6 9 (0.75%) AutoCAD
7 3 (0.25%) Open Workbench
8 1 (0.083%) Maya
Business Applications
1 38 (3.15%) Primavera
2 35 (2.90%) Dynamics CRM
3 20 (1.66%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 15 (1.24%) Oracle EBS
5 13 (1.08%) Oracle Applications
5 13 (1.08%) Oracle EBS R12
6 12 (0.99%) CA PPM
7 5 (0.41%) Dynamics AX
8 4 (0.33%) Demantra
8 4 (0.33%) Oracle 11i
8 4 (0.33%) SAP ERP
8 4 (0.33%) SAP HR
8 4 (0.33%) SnowdropKCS
8 4 (0.33%) Workfront
9 3 (0.25%) SAP GRC
10 2 (0.17%) Dynamics NAV
10 2 (0.17%) Maximo
10 2 (0.17%) SAP BPC
10 2 (0.17%) SAP CRM
11 1 (0.083%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 58 (4.80%) Office 365
2 19 (1.57%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (0.91%) SaaS
4 10 (0.83%) SuccessFactors
5 8 (0.66%) Amazon AWS
6 6 (0.50%) G Suite
7 4 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (0.33%) IaaS
8 2 (0.17%) IBM Blueworks
8 2 (0.17%) IBM Cloud
8 2 (0.17%) SoftLayer
8 2 (0.17%) Trello
9 1 (0.083%) Basecamp
9 1 (0.083%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 46 (3.81%) Wi-Fi
2 35 (2.90%) LTE
3 34 (2.81%) VoLTE
4 14 (1.16%) Firewall
5 5 (0.41%) Intranet
5 5 (0.41%) LAN
5 5 (0.41%) MGW
5 5 (0.41%) SAN
6 4 (0.33%) Network Security
6 4 (0.33%) WAN
7 3 (0.25%) Intrusion Detection
7 3 (0.25%) SDH
7 3 (0.25%) TCP/IP
7 3 (0.25%) Unified Communications
8 2 (0.17%) Internet
8 2 (0.17%) Remote Desktop
9 1 (0.083%) 3G
9 1 (0.083%) DNS
9 1 (0.083%) VoIP
9 1 (0.083%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (2.48%) SQL Server
2 19 (1.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 16 (1.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 13 (1.08%) Power BI
5 12 (0.99%) Oracle BI EE
6 10 (0.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 9 (0.75%) Data Mining
7 9 (0.75%) Data Warehouse
8 8 (0.66%) SQL Server 2008
9 7 (0.58%) Oracle Reports
9 7 (0.58%) SQL Server 2012
10 6 (0.50%) MS Access
10 6 (0.50%) Text Mining
11 5 (0.41%) SQL Server 2005
12 4 (0.33%) Crystal Reports
12 4 (0.33%) DB2
12 4 (0.33%) DTS
12 4 (0.33%) Oracle Database
12 4 (0.33%) Oracle Database 10g
12 4 (0.33%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 45 (3.73%) JIRA
2 9 (0.75%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (0.50%) Visual Studio
4 4 (0.33%) JDeveloper
4 4 (0.33%) Oracle Forms
5 3 (0.25%) HP UFT
6 2 (0.17%) NUnit
7 1 (0.083%) JIRA Agile
7 1 (0.083%) VersionOne
7 1 (0.083%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 483 (39.98%) Finance
2 107 (8.86%) Telecoms
3 97 (8.03%) Banking
4 64 (5.30%) Legal
5 49 (4.06%) Retail
6 44 (3.64%) Manufacturing
7 43 (3.56%) Marketing
8 31 (2.57%) Law
9 22 (1.82%) Advertising
9 22 (1.82%) Investment Banking
10 21 (1.74%) Electronics
11 12 (0.99%) Pharmaceutical
12 11 (0.91%) Automotive
12 11 (0.91%) Back Office
13 10 (0.83%) Billing
13 10 (0.83%) Retail Banking
14 7 (0.58%) Aerospace
14 7 (0.58%) Financial Institution
14 7 (0.58%) Publishing
15 4 (0.33%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 372 (30.79%) Project Manager
2 167 (13.82%) Analyst
3 113 (9.35%) Project Planner
4 75 (6.21%) Coordinator
5 68 (5.63%) PMO Analyst
6 63 (5.22%) Project Coordinator
6 63 (5.22%) Support Officer
7 62 (5.13%) Business Analyst
8 61 (5.05%) Project Officer
9 58 (4.80%) Programme Planner
10 57 (4.72%) Project Support Officer
11 48 (3.97%) IT Manager
12 43 (3.56%) Senior Manager
13 42 (3.48%) Project Analyst
14 41 (3.39%) IT Project Manager
15 36 (2.98%) Infrastructure Manager
15 36 (2.98%) Senior Project Manager
16 35 (2.90%) Architect
16 35 (2.90%) Infrastructure Project Manager
17 34 (2.81%) Voice Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (2.07%) .NET
2 13 (1.08%) Web Services
3 11 (0.91%) Velocity
4 10 (0.83%) XML
5 7 (0.58%) WCF
6 6 (0.50%) .NET Framework
6 6 (0.50%) ASP.NET
7 5 (0.41%) MDX
8 4 (0.33%) COM
8 4 (0.33%) HTML
8 4 (0.33%) J2EE
8 4 (0.33%) Middleware
9 3 (0.25%) Ajax
9 3 (0.25%) AppFabric
9 3 (0.25%) Entity Framework
9 3 (0.25%) JSON
9 3 (0.25%) KnockoutJS
9 3 (0.25%) Ninject
9 3 (0.25%) REST
9 3 (0.25%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 148 (12.25%) Analytical Skills
2 127 (10.51%) Management Information System
3 42 (3.48%) PMI
4 38 (3.15%) Data Centre
5 22 (1.82%) Virtual Team
6 18 (1.49%) User Experience
7 9 (0.75%) Computer Science
7 9 (0.75%) e-Learning
7 9 (0.75%) Public Cloud
8 8 (0.66%) Equities
9 7 (0.58%) Cybercrime
10 6 (0.50%) Fixed Income
11 5 (0.41%) CCTV
11 5 (0.41%) Smart Meter
12 4 (0.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 4 (0.33%) Learning Management System
12 4 (0.33%) Mobile App
12 4 (0.33%) NHS
12 4 (0.33%) SWIFT
13 3 (0.25%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 39 (3.23%) Windows
2 24 (1.99%) Unix
3 12 (0.99%) Windows 7
4 10 (0.83%) Linux
5 9 (0.75%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (0.50%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (0.50%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (0.41%) Windows Server
8 4 (0.33%) HPUX
8 4 (0.33%) Solaris
9 2 (0.17%) AIX
9 2 (0.17%) Android
9 2 (0.17%) pSOS
9 2 (0.17%) VMS
9 2 (0.17%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.083%) MVS
10 1 (0.083%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 610 (50.50%) Project Management
2 414 (34.27%) PRINCE2
3 280 (23.18%) Agile Software Development
4 223 (18.46%) Stakeholder Management
5 221 (18.29%) Project Planning
6 179 (14.82%) Programme Management
7 143 (11.84%) ITIL
8 115 (9.52%) Change Management
9 107 (8.86%) Risk Management
10 91 (7.53%) Change Control
11 76 (6.29%) Migration
12 73 (6.04%) Waterfall
13 62 (5.13%) ERP
14 59 (4.88%) Resource Management
15 54 (4.47%) ITIL V3
16 53 (4.39%) Dependency Management
17 52 (4.30%) CRM
18 51 (4.22%) Business Intelligence
19 50 (4.14%) Stakeholder Engagement
20 49 (4.06%) Critical Path Analysis
Programming Languages
1 49 (4.06%) SQL
2 21 (1.74%) C
3 17 (1.41%) PL/SQL
4 15 (1.24%) VBA
5 10 (0.83%) Java
6 9 (0.75%) C++
6 9 (0.75%) JavaScript
7 8 (0.66%) T-SQL
8 5 (0.41%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
8 5 (0.41%) VB
9 4 (0.33%) C#
9 4 (0.33%) PowerShell
9 4 (0.33%) R
10 3 (0.25%) VBScript
11 2 (0.17%) PHP
12 1 (0.083%) Pascal
12 1 (0.083%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 283 (23.43%) Security Cleared
2 233 (19.29%) SC Cleared
3 86 (7.12%) Degree
4 81 (6.71%) PMP
5 73 (6.04%) PMI Certification
6 56 (4.64%) DV Cleared
7 55 (4.55%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 50 (4.14%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 36 (2.98%) APMP
10 22 (1.82%) ISEB
11 15 (1.24%) BPSS Clearance
12 8 (0.66%) ITIL Certification
13 7 (0.58%) CREST Certified
14 6 (0.50%) CTC Cleared
14 6 (0.50%) ISTQB
15 5 (0.41%) MAPM
16 4 (0.33%) CEH
16 4 (0.33%) HND
16 4 (0.33%) OSCP
17 3 (0.25%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 353 (29.22%) PMO
2 55 (4.55%) QA
3 13 (1.08%) P3O
4 10 (0.83%) Disclosure Scotland
5 9 (0.75%) SLA
6 8 (0.66%) PMBOK
7 7 (0.58%) Data Quality
8 6 (0.50%) GDPR
8 6 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 6 (0.50%) PCI DSS
9 5 (0.41%) MiFID
10 3 (0.25%) ISO 9001
10 3 (0.25%) ISO27002
10 3 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 2 (0.17%) BS25999
11 2 (0.17%) GMP
12 1 (0.083%) AIFMD
12 1 (0.083%) FATCA
12 1 (0.083%) ISO 14001
12 1 (0.083%) ISO22301
System Software
1 15 (1.24%) Active Directory
2 7 (0.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.25%) Snort
4 2 (0.17%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.17%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.17%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.083%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 3 (0.25%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.17%) Backup Exec
2 2 (0.17%) MOM
2 2 (0.17%) SCCM
2 2 (0.17%) WSUS
Vendors
1 519 (42.96%) Microsoft
2 60 (4.97%) SAP
3 53 (4.39%) Remedy
4 48 (3.97%) Oracle
5 34 (2.81%) Ericsson
6 13 (1.08%) Adobe
6 13 (1.08%) HP
7 12 (0.99%) CheckPoint
7 12 (0.99%) Hyperion
7 12 (0.99%) IBM
8 9 (0.75%) CA Agile Central
8 9 (0.75%) Salesforce.com
8 9 (0.75%) VMware
9 7 (0.58%) BT
9 7 (0.58%) Citrix
10 6 (0.50%) CA
10 6 (0.50%) Cisco
10 6 (0.50%) Google
11 5 (0.41%) Cadence
11 5 (0.41%) IFS
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Rate: £900 - £1100 per day
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Hydrogen Group
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Spring Technology
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LA International
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Liverpool, Merseyside
ninesharp
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Spring Technology
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Plymouth, Devon
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300 - £360 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Amicus Recruitment Limited
Rate: £400 - £450 per annum + negotiable
Posted: 9 days ago
London
Omni RMS
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Amicus Recruitment Limited
Rate: £400 - £450 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 9 days ago
East London
Spencer Rose
Rate: From £593 to £600 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Eames Consulting
Posted: 4 days ago
Wiltshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £250 - £300 per annum
Posted: 21 days ago
Wiltshire
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Rate: £200 - £210 per day
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