The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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
Rank 173 144 112
Rank change year-on-year -29 -32  
Contract jobs citing MS Project 648 890 1020
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.44% 1.67% 1.89%
As % of the Applications category 13.29% 15.45% 15.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 420 598 666
Median daily rate £375 £400 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +1.26%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £236 £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 18 27
Median hourly rate £42.50 £37.17 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.33% +65.20%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.45 £18.50 £12.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.75 £51.25 £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 with a requirement for software application skills.

Contract Software Application Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 4877 5759 6579
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 10.86% 10.82% 12.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 2889 3427 3598
Median daily rate £350 £350 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +1.44%  
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 470 484 652
Median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +6.45%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.62 £10.25
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

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 UK

MS Project
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MS Project in the UK

MS Project
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for MS Project in the UK

MS Project
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MS Project in the UK

MS Project
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

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

Contractor hourly rate histogram for MS Project 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 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
England -34 581 £388 -3.12% 98
London -75 211 £450 +9.09% 31
South East -27 139 £375 - 30
South West +37 68 £325 -7.14% 7
Berkshire +25 58 £270 -24.47% 3
West Midlands +19 45 £350 +12.00% 6
Wiltshire +31 44 £295 -32.57% 4
Scotland +29 36 £342 -8.55% 5
Reading +23 35 £265 +3.92% 1
East of England -17 32 £300 -29.41% 3
North West +16 31 £450 +12.50% 5
City of London -11 30 £475 +15.15% 9
Milton Keynes +3 25 £407 +4.35%
Buckinghamshire -14 25 £407 +4.35% 1
Hampshire -16 24 £375 +13.63% 5
Yorkshire -18 22 £363 +16.00% 7
Glasgow +15 21 £318 - 2
East Midlands -9 20 £350 -21.12% 7
Corsham - 19 £301 - 2
West Sussex +8 17 £501 +17.19% 2
West Yorkshire -11 14 £369 +18.00% 6
Manchester +1 13 £400 -5.88% 1
Edinburgh +7 12 £365 -2.47% 2
Warwickshire +6 12 £350 +24.44% 1
Essex -5 12 £265 -38.37%
Coventry +9 11 £448 +21.35% 1
Wales +8 11 £350 +15.22%
Cheshire +26 10 £619 +69.28% 2
Northern Ireland - 10 £370 -
County Antrim - 10 £370 -

MS Project
Top 30 Related IT Skills

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 with a requirement for MS Project.

1 684 (52.13%) MS Excel
2 682 (51.98%) Project Management
3 578 (44.05%) Microsoft
4 532 (40.55%) Finance
5 462 (35.21%) PRINCE2
6 378 (28.81%) PMO
7 351 (26.75%) MS Office
8 327 (24.92%) Agile Software Development
9 304 (23.17%) Security Cleared
10 287 (21.88%) MS Visio
11 270 (20.58%) MS PowerPoint
12 250 (19.05%) SC Cleared
13 235 (17.91%) Stakeholder Management
14 230 (17.53%) SharePoint
15 228 (17.38%) Project Planning
16 195 (14.86%) Programme Management
17 164 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
18 147 (11.20%) ITIL
19 139 (10.59%) Management Information System
20 119 (9.07%) Change Management
21 113 (8.61%) Telecoms
22 112 (8.54%) Risk Management
23 104 (7.93%) Change Control
24 100 (7.62%) Banking
25 93 (7.09%) PMP
26 92 (7.01%) Degree
27 83 (6.33%) Migration
27 83 (6.33%) Waterfall
28 79 (6.02%) PMI Certification
29 66 (5.03%) Legal

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
1 230 (17.53%) SharePoint
2 36 (2.74%) MS Project Server
3 34 (2.59%) SharePoint Server
4 26 (1.98%) Confluence
5 6 (0.46%) BizTalk Server
5 6 (0.46%) CMS
5 6 (0.46%) Oracle Workflow
6 5 (0.38%) Documentum
7 4 (0.30%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 4 (0.30%) IIS
7 4 (0.30%) Tomcat
7 4 (0.30%) WebSphere
8 3 (0.23%) MS Exchange
8 3 (0.23%) SharePoint 2010
8 3 (0.23%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (0.15%) Drupal
9 2 (0.15%) SAS
10 1 (0.076%) SAP Portal
10 1 (0.076%) Tuxedo
10 1 (0.076%) WebLogic
Applications
1 684 (52.13%) MS Excel
2 351 (26.75%) MS Office
3 287 (21.88%) MS Visio
4 270 (20.58%) MS PowerPoint
5 25 (1.91%) Spreadsheet
6 9 (0.69%) AutoCAD
7 3 (0.23%) Open Workbench
8 1 (0.076%) Maya
Business Applications
1 43 (3.28%) Primavera
2 35 (2.67%) Dynamics CRM
3 21 (1.60%) Oracle EBS
4 20 (1.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 14 (1.07%) Oracle Applications
5 14 (1.07%) Oracle EBS R12
6 13 (0.99%) CA PPM
7 5 (0.38%) Dynamics AX
7 5 (0.38%) Workfront
8 4 (0.30%) Demantra
8 4 (0.30%) Oracle 11i
8 4 (0.30%) SAP ERP
8 4 (0.30%) SAP HR
8 4 (0.30%) SnowdropKCS
9 3 (0.23%) SAP GRC
10 2 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
10 2 (0.15%) Maximo
10 2 (0.15%) SAP BPC
10 2 (0.15%) SAP CRM
11 1 (0.076%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 59 (4.50%) Office 365
2 19 (1.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (0.84%) SaaS
4 10 (0.76%) SuccessFactors
5 8 (0.61%) Amazon AWS
6 6 (0.46%) G Suite
7 4 (0.30%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (0.30%) IaaS
7 4 (0.30%) Trello
8 2 (0.15%) Basecamp
8 2 (0.15%) IBM Blueworks
8 2 (0.15%) IBM Cloud
8 2 (0.15%) SoftLayer
9 1 (0.076%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 47 (3.58%) Wi-Fi
2 35 (2.67%) LTE
3 34 (2.59%) VoLTE
4 14 (1.07%) Firewall
5 5 (0.38%) Intranet
5 5 (0.38%) LAN
5 5 (0.38%) MGW
5 5 (0.38%) SAN
5 5 (0.38%) Unified Communications
6 4 (0.30%) Network Security
6 4 (0.30%) WAN
7 3 (0.23%) Intrusion Detection
7 3 (0.23%) SDH
7 3 (0.23%) TCP/IP
8 2 (0.15%) Internet
8 2 (0.15%) Remote Desktop
8 2 (0.15%) VoIP
9 1 (0.076%) 4G
9 1 (0.076%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 1 (0.076%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (2.36%) SQL Server
2 20 (1.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 16 (1.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 13 (0.99%) Data Warehouse
4 13 (0.99%) Oracle BI EE
4 13 (0.99%) Power BI
5 10 (0.76%) Data Mining
5 10 (0.76%) Oracle Reports
5 10 (0.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 8 (0.61%) SQL Server 2008
7 7 (0.53%) SQL Server 2012
8 6 (0.46%) MS Access
8 6 (0.46%) Text Mining
9 5 (0.38%) SQL Server 2005
10 4 (0.30%) Big Data
10 4 (0.30%) Crystal Reports
10 4 (0.30%) DB2
10 4 (0.30%) DTS
10 4 (0.30%) Oracle Database 10g
10 4 (0.30%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 47 (3.58%) JIRA
2 9 (0.69%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (0.46%) Visual Studio
4 4 (0.30%) JDeveloper
4 4 (0.30%) Oracle Forms
5 3 (0.23%) HP UFT
6 2 (0.15%) NUnit
7 1 (0.076%) JIRA Agile
7 1 (0.076%) Talend Open Studio
7 1 (0.076%) VersionOne
7 1 (0.076%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 532 (40.55%) Finance
2 113 (8.61%) Telecoms
3 100 (7.62%) Banking
4 66 (5.03%) Legal
5 50 (3.81%) Retail
6 45 (3.43%) Manufacturing
6 45 (3.43%) Marketing
7 40 (3.05%) Law
8 23 (1.75%) Advertising
9 22 (1.68%) Investment Banking
10 21 (1.60%) Electronics
11 12 (0.91%) Back Office
11 12 (0.91%) Pharmaceutical
12 11 (0.84%) Automotive
12 11 (0.84%) Retail Banking
13 10 (0.76%) Billing
14 7 (0.53%) Aerospace
14 7 (0.53%) Financial Institution
14 7 (0.53%) Publishing
15 4 (0.30%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 424 (32.32%) Project Manager
2 188 (14.33%) Analyst
3 113 (8.61%) Project Planner
4 77 (5.87%) Coordinator
5 75 (5.72%) Business Analyst
5 75 (5.72%) PMO Analyst
6 65 (4.95%) Project Coordinator
7 64 (4.88%) Support Officer
8 62 (4.73%) Programme Planner
8 62 (4.73%) Project Officer
9 58 (4.42%) IT Manager
9 58 (4.42%) Project Support Officer
10 51 (3.89%) IT Project Manager
11 46 (3.51%) Project Analyst
11 46 (3.51%) Senior Manager
12 40 (3.05%) Infrastructure Manager
13 38 (2.90%) Infrastructure Project Manager
14 37 (2.82%) Senior Project Manager
15 35 (2.67%) Architect
16 34 (2.59%) Voice Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (1.98%) .NET
2 15 (1.14%) Web Services
3 11 (0.84%) Velocity
4 10 (0.76%) XML
5 7 (0.53%) WCF
6 6 (0.46%) .NET Framework
6 6 (0.46%) ASP.NET
6 6 (0.46%) Middleware
7 5 (0.38%) MDX
8 4 (0.30%) COM
8 4 (0.30%) HTML
8 4 (0.30%) J2EE
9 3 (0.23%) Ajax
9 3 (0.23%) AppFabric
9 3 (0.23%) Entity Framework
9 3 (0.23%) JSON
9 3 (0.23%) KnockoutJS
9 3 (0.23%) Ninject
9 3 (0.23%) REST
9 3 (0.23%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 164 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 139 (10.59%) Management Information System
3 42 (3.20%) PMI
4 41 (3.13%) Data Centre
5 28 (2.13%) Virtual Team
6 20 (1.52%) User Experience
7 9 (0.69%) Computer Science
7 9 (0.69%) e-Learning
7 9 (0.69%) Public Cloud
8 8 (0.61%) Equities
8 8 (0.61%) NHS
9 7 (0.53%) Cybercrime
9 7 (0.53%) Mobile App
10 6 (0.46%) Fixed Income
11 5 (0.38%) CCTV
11 5 (0.38%) Smart Meter
11 5 (0.38%) SWIFT
12 4 (0.30%) Driving Licence
12 4 (0.30%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 4 (0.30%) Learning Management System
Operating Systems
1 41 (3.13%) Windows
2 24 (1.83%) Unix
3 12 (0.91%) Linux
3 12 (0.91%) Windows 7
4 9 (0.69%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (0.46%) Solaris
5 6 (0.46%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (0.46%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (0.38%) pSOS
6 5 (0.38%) Windows Server
7 4 (0.30%) AIX
7 4 (0.30%) HPUX
8 2 (0.15%) Android
8 2 (0.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.15%) VMS
8 2 (0.15%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.076%) MVS
9 1 (0.076%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 682 (51.98%) Project Management
2 462 (35.21%) PRINCE2
3 327 (24.92%) Agile Software Development
4 235 (17.91%) Stakeholder Management
5 228 (17.38%) Project Planning
6 195 (14.86%) Programme Management
7 147 (11.20%) ITIL
8 119 (9.07%) Change Management
9 112 (8.54%) Risk Management
10 104 (7.93%) Change Control
11 83 (6.33%) Migration
11 83 (6.33%) Waterfall
12 65 (4.95%) Business Analysis
13 64 (4.88%) Resource Management
14 63 (4.80%) ERP
15 60 (4.57%) Business Intelligence
16 55 (4.19%) Stakeholder Engagement
17 54 (4.12%) Dependency Management
17 54 (4.12%) ITIL V3
18 52 (3.96%) Project Governance
Programming Languages
1 52 (3.96%) SQL
2 21 (1.60%) C
3 18 (1.37%) PL/SQL
4 15 (1.14%) VBA
5 10 (0.76%) Java
6 9 (0.69%) C++
6 9 (0.69%) JavaScript
7 8 (0.61%) T-SQL
8 5 (0.38%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
8 5 (0.38%) VB
9 4 (0.30%) C#
9 4 (0.30%) PowerShell
9 4 (0.30%) R
10 3 (0.23%) VBScript
11 2 (0.15%) PHP
12 1 (0.076%) Pascal
12 1 (0.076%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 304 (23.17%) Security Cleared
2 250 (19.05%) SC Cleared
3 93 (7.09%) PMP
4 92 (7.01%) Degree
5 79 (6.02%) PMI Certification
6 58 (4.42%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 57 (4.34%) DV Cleared
8 53 (4.04%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 48 (3.66%) APMP
10 22 (1.68%) ISEB
11 15 (1.14%) BPSS Clearance
12 8 (0.61%) ITIL Certification
13 7 (0.53%) CREST Certified
14 6 (0.46%) CTC Cleared
14 6 (0.46%) ISTQB
15 5 (0.38%) MAPM
16 4 (0.30%) CEH
16 4 (0.30%) HND
16 4 (0.30%) OSCP
17 3 (0.23%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 378 (28.81%) PMO
2 55 (4.19%) QA
3 17 (1.30%) Disclosure Scotland
3 17 (1.30%) P3O
4 9 (0.69%) PMBOK
4 9 (0.69%) SLA
5 8 (0.61%) Data Quality
6 6 (0.46%) GDPR
6 6 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 6 (0.46%) PCI DSS
7 5 (0.38%) MiFID
8 3 (0.23%) ISO 9001
8 3 (0.23%) ISO27002
8 3 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.15%) BS25999
9 2 (0.15%) GMP
10 1 (0.076%) AIFMD
10 1 (0.076%) ISO 14001
10 1 (0.076%) ISO22301
10 1 (0.076%) SEPA
System Software
1 15 (1.14%) Active Directory
2 7 (0.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.23%) Snort
4 2 (0.15%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.15%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.15%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.076%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 3 (0.23%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.15%) Backup Exec
2 2 (0.15%) MOM
2 2 (0.15%) SCCM
2 2 (0.15%) WSUS
3 1 (0.076%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 578 (44.05%) Microsoft
2 61 (4.65%) SAP
3 57 (4.34%) Oracle
4 53 (4.04%) Remedy
5 34 (2.59%) Ericsson
6 14 (1.07%) HP
7 13 (0.99%) Adobe
7 13 (0.99%) Hyperion
8 12 (0.91%) CheckPoint
8 12 (0.91%) IBM
9 9 (0.69%) CA Agile Central
9 9 (0.69%) Salesforce.com
9 9 (0.69%) VMware
10 7 (0.53%) BT
10 7 (0.53%) CA
10 7 (0.53%) Citrix
11 6 (0.46%) Cisco
11 6 (0.46%) Google
12 5 (0.38%) Cadence
12 5 (0.38%) IFS
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £900 - £1100 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Havant, Hampshire
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Hydrogen Group
Posted: 3 days ago
Corsham, Wiltshire
Spring Technology
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
LA International
Posted: 6 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
ninesharp
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 4 days ago
Corsham, Wiltshire
Spring Technology
Posted: 3 days ago
UK
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Amicus Recruitment Limited
Rate: £400 - £450 per annum + negotiable
Posted: 10 days ago
London
Omni RMS
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Amicus Recruitment Limited
Rate: £400 - £450 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 10 days ago
East London
Spencer Rose
Rate: From £593 to £600 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Eames Consulting
Posted: 5 days ago
Wiltshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £250 - £300 per annum
Posted: 21 days ago
Wiltshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £200 - £210 per day
Posted: 27 days ago