The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for Microsoft Project skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Microsoft Project over the 3 months to 28 June 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 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 125 131 123
Rank change year-on-year +6 -8  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Project 41 34 82
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.26% 1.01% 1.43%
As % of the Applications category 15.65% 10.97% 12.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 28 60
Median daily rate £438 £394 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -7.35%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £273 £281
10% offered a daily rate of more than £571 £607 £653
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £338 £375
% change year-on-year +11.11% -10.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Median hourly rate - £21.78 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +24.45%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.12 £25.50 £31.40
% change year-on-year -1.49% -18.78%  

Microsoft 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 262 310 662
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 8.03% 9.21% 11.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 269 366 742
Median daily rate £390 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% -6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £178 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +3.84% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 23 46
Median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £16.07
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.28% +8.91%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.25 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £25.33 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year -6.06% +17.85%  

Microsoft Project
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Microsoft Project as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Project in the City of London

Microsoft 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 Microsoft Project in the City of London.

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

Microsoft Project
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

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

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

Microsoft 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 Microsoft Project in the City of London.

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

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft 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 Microsoft Project.

1 49 (70.00%) Project Management
2 32 (45.71%) PRINCE2
3 29 (41.43%) Microsoft Excel
4 26 (37.14%) MS Visio
4 26 (37.14%) Microsoft Office
4 26 (37.14%) Agile Software Development
5 23 (32.86%) Finance
6 20 (28.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 20 (28.57%) Microsoft
7 16 (22.86%) Waterfall
7 16 (22.86%) PMO
8 15 (21.43%) Stakeholder Management
9 14 (20.00%) CRM
10 11 (15.71%) Legal
10 11 (15.71%) Dynamics CRM
10 11 (15.71%) Change Control
11 10 (14.29%) Degree
11 10 (14.29%) Change Management
12 9 (12.86%) Business Analysis
12 9 (12.86%) SharePoint
13 8 (11.43%) Data Analysis
13 8 (11.43%) Document Management
13 8 (11.43%) Project Planning
13 8 (11.43%) ERP
13 8 (11.43%) JIRA
13 8 (11.43%) Security Cleared
13 8 (11.43%) Analytical Skills
14 7 (10.00%) SDLC
14 7 (10.00%) Technical Analysis
14 7 (10.00%) Programme Management

Microsoft 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 9 (12.86%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.43%) Confluence
2 1 (1.43%) Drupal
2 1 (1.43%) WebSphere
Applications
1 29 (41.43%) Microsoft Excel
2 26 (37.14%) Microsoft Office
2 26 (37.14%) MS Visio
3 20 (28.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 11 (15.71%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.43%) Bloomberg AIM
2 1 (1.43%) CA PPM
2 1 (1.43%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (1.43%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.43%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
1 1 (1.43%) Slack
1 1 (1.43%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.43%) HTTP
1 1 (1.43%) SSH
1 1 (1.43%) SSL
1 1 (1.43%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.29%) Power BI
1 3 (4.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (2.86%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (2.86%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.86%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.43%) Blockchain
3 1 (1.43%) DB2
3 1 (1.43%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.43%) Spatial Data
3 1 (1.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (1.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 8 (11.43%) JIRA
2 2 (2.86%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 23 (32.86%) Finance
2 11 (15.71%) Legal
3 7 (10.00%) Banking
4 3 (4.29%) Investment Banking
4 3 (4.29%) Marketing
5 2 (2.86%) Advertising
5 2 (2.86%) Law
6 1 (1.43%) Back Office
6 1 (1.43%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.43%) Front Office
6 1 (1.43%) Multimedia
6 1 (1.43%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.43%) Retail
6 1 (1.43%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 25 (35.71%) Analyst
2 18 (25.71%) Project Manager
3 16 (22.86%) Business Analyst
4 9 (12.86%) Business Systems Analyst
5 5 (7.14%) PMO Analyst
6 4 (5.71%) Junior
6 4 (5.71%) PMO Planner
7 3 (4.29%) Banking Project Manager
7 3 (4.29%) E-Commerce Analyst
7 3 (4.29%) E-Commerce Business Analyst
7 3 (4.29%) Junior Project Manager
7 3 (4.29%) Programme Manager
7 3 (4.29%) Programme Planner
8 2 (2.86%) Contracts Manager
8 2 (2.86%) Data Analyst
8 2 (2.86%) Implementation Specialist
8 2 (2.86%) Infrastructure Manager
8 2 (2.86%) Infrastructure Project Manager
8 2 (2.86%) Legal Analyst
8 2 (2.86%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.86%) Middleware
2 1 (1.43%) COM
2 1 (1.43%) J2EE
2 1 (1.43%) Laravel
2 1 (1.43%) MDX
2 1 (1.43%) Visualforce
2 1 (1.43%) Web Services
2 1 (1.43%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 8 (11.43%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (7.14%) Management Information System
2 5 (7.14%) PMI
3 3 (4.29%) Data Centre
3 3 (4.29%) Minimum Viable Product
4 2 (2.86%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.86%) Derivative
4 2 (2.86%) Equities
4 2 (2.86%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.43%) Cybercrime
5 1 (1.43%) Fixed Income
5 1 (1.43%) Interest Rate Derivative
5 1 (1.43%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.43%) PKI
5 1 (1.43%) RIA
5 1 (1.43%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.43%) AIX
1 1 (1.43%) Linux
1 1 (1.43%) Solaris
1 1 (1.43%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (70.00%) Project Management
2 32 (45.71%) PRINCE2
3 26 (37.14%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (22.86%) Waterfall
5 15 (21.43%) Stakeholder Management
6 14 (20.00%) CRM
7 11 (15.71%) Change Control
8 10 (14.29%) Change Management
9 9 (12.86%) Business Analysis
10 8 (11.43%) Data Analysis
10 8 (11.43%) Document Management
10 8 (11.43%) ERP
10 8 (11.43%) Project Planning
11 7 (10.00%) Business Development
11 7 (10.00%) Programme Management
11 7 (10.00%) SDLC
11 7 (10.00%) Technical Analysis
12 6 (8.57%) Dependency Management
12 6 (8.57%) ITIL
12 6 (8.57%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (4.29%) SQL
2 2 (2.86%) C
2 2 (2.86%) T-SQL
2 2 (2.86%) VBA
3 1 (1.43%) Apex Code
3 1 (1.43%) C++
3 1 (1.43%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
3 1 (1.43%) Java
3 1 (1.43%) PHP
Qualifications
1 10 (14.29%) Degree
2 8 (11.43%) Security Cleared
3 6 (8.57%) PMI Certification
4 5 (7.14%) PMP
4 5 (7.14%) SC Cleared
5 4 (5.71%) DV Cleared
6 3 (4.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 3 (4.29%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 2 (2.86%) APMP
8 1 (1.43%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (1.43%) CISSP
8 1 (1.43%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (1.43%) GCIA
8 1 (1.43%) GCIH
8 1 (1.43%) ISEB
8 1 (1.43%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (22.86%) PMO
2 3 (4.29%) GDPR
3 2 (2.86%) P3O
4 1 (1.43%) COBIT
4 1 (1.43%) COSO
4 1 (1.43%) MiFID
4 1 (1.43%) PCI DSS
4 1 (1.43%) QA
4 1 (1.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 1 (1.43%) BladeLogic
1 1 (1.43%) IBM BigFix
1 1 (1.43%) SCCM
1 1 (1.43%) WSUS
Vendors
1 20 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 5 (7.14%) iManage
3 3 (4.29%) HP
3 3 (4.29%) Salesforce.com
3 3 (4.29%) ServiceNow
4 2 (2.86%) Reuters
4 2 (2.86%) SAP
5 1 (1.43%) Bloomberg
5 1 (1.43%) Cisco
5 1 (1.43%) IBM
5 1 (1.43%) Planview
5 1 (1.43%) Progress
5 1 (1.43%) Qualys
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