Period
to 28 September 2021

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 6 months to 28 September 2021 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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
28 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 141 111 191
Rank change year-on-year -30 +80 +36
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Project 28 6 41
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 0.75% 0.34% 0.67%
As % of the Applications category 8.67% 4.08% 7.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 3 34
10th Percentile £366 £442 £328
25th Percentile £511 £468 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £558 £523 £488
Median % change year-on-year +6.70% +7.18% -7.80%
75th Percentile £688 £598 £588
90th Percentile £689 £637 £638
Central London median daily rate £558 £574 £478
% change year-on-year -2.83% +20.16% -5.45%

Microsoft Project is in the Software Applications category. The following 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.

All Software Application Skills
City of London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 323 147 542
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 8.70% 8.27% 8.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 210 83 392
10th Percentile £232 £164 £143
25th Percentile £350 £293 £263
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £438 £410
Median % change year-on-year +14.29% +6.71% +9.33%
75th Percentile £584 £563 £525
90th Percentile £688 £626 £625
Central London median daily rate £500 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +17.65% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 7 26
10th Percentile £12.38 £16.20 £11.25
25th Percentile £13.39 £17.25 £11.63
Median hourly rate £19.93 £20.00 £16.50
Median % change year-on-year -0.38% +21.21% -11.76%
75th Percentile £28.06 £30.88 £21.00
90th Percentile £36.00 £42.65 £21.37
Central London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £19.33
% change year-on-year - +3.49% +3.34%

Microsoft Project
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Microsoft Project as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Microsoft Project in the City of London.

Daily rate trend for Microsoft Project in the City of London

Microsoft Project
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Microsoft Project in the City of London over the 6 months to 28 September 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Microsoft Project in the City of London

Microsoft Project
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Microsoft Project in the City of London.

Hourly rate trend for Microsoft Project in the City of London

For the 6 months to 28 September 2021, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Project also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the City of London region with a requirement for Microsoft Project.

1 16 (57.14%) Project Management
1 16 (57.14%) Finance
1 16 (57.14%) Social Skills
2 11 (39.29%) PRINCE2
2 11 (39.29%) Project Delivery
3 10 (35.71%) Microsoft Office
4 9 (32.14%) Microsoft
4 9 (32.14%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (32.14%) Matrix Organization
5 8 (28.57%) PMO
5 8 (28.57%) Microsoft Excel
5 8 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
6 7 (25.00%) JIRA
6 7 (25.00%) Influencing Skills
7 6 (21.43%) QA
7 6 (21.43%) Banking
7 6 (21.43%) Project Governance
7 6 (21.43%) MS Visio
7 6 (21.43%) PMP
8 5 (17.86%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
8 5 (17.86%) Business Case
8 5 (17.86%) IaaS
9 4 (14.29%) Emotional Intelligence
9 4 (14.29%) Acceptance Criteria
9 4 (14.29%) PMI Certification
9 4 (14.29%) ITIL
10 3 (10.71%) Quality Management
10 3 (10.71%) Service Delivery
10 3 (10.71%) Migration
10 3 (10.71%) PMI

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 1 (3.57%) Apache
1 1 (3.57%) IIS
1 1 (3.57%) nginx
1 1 (3.57%) Tomcat
Applications
1 10 (35.71%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (28.57%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (21.43%) MS Visio
4 3 (10.71%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (10.71%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (7.14%) Q-Pulse
Cloud Services
1 5 (17.86%) IaaS
2 2 (7.14%) Azure
3 1 (3.57%) Apigee
3 1 (3.57%) GitHub
3 1 (3.57%) Google Analytics
3 1 (3.57%) Google Tag Manager
3 1 (3.57%) Microsoft 365
3 1 (3.57%) Power Platform
3 1 (3.57%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.57%) FTP
1 1 (3.57%) Kerberos
1 1 (3.57%) NAS
1 1 (3.57%) SAN
1 1 (3.57%) SSL
1 1 (3.57%) Wi-Fi
1 1 (3.57%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.57%) Big Data
1 1 (3.57%) DB2
1 1 (3.57%) MongoDB
1 1 (3.57%) NoSQL
1 1 (3.57%) Oracle Database
1 1 (3.57%) Power BI
1 1 (3.57%) SAP HANA
1 1 (3.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (25.00%) JIRA
2 1 (3.57%) Gatling
2 1 (3.57%) Git (software)
2 1 (3.57%) Jenkins
2 1 (3.57%) Postman
2 1 (3.57%) Selenium
General
1 16 (57.14%) Finance
1 16 (57.14%) Social Skills
2 7 (25.00%) Influencing Skills
3 6 (21.43%) Banking
4 2 (7.14%) Organisational Skills
4 2 (7.14%) Presentation Skills
4 2 (7.14%) Public Sector
5 1 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (3.57%) Financial Institution
5 1 (3.57%) Inclusion and Diversity
5 1 (3.57%) Investment Banking
5 1 (3.57%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 13 (46.43%) Project Manager
2 4 (14.29%) Finance Manager
2 4 (14.29%) Finance Project Manager
2 4 (14.29%) IT Manager
2 4 (14.29%) IT Project Manager
3 3 (10.71%) Healthcare Manager
4 2 (7.14%) Assistant Product Manager
4 2 (7.14%) Digital Product Manager
4 2 (7.14%) PMO Lead
4 2 (7.14%) Product Manager
5 1 (3.57%) Applications Manager
5 1 (3.57%) Applications Project Manager
5 1 (3.57%) Banking Business Analyst
5 1 (3.57%) Chief Technology Officer
5 1 (3.57%) Delivery Manager
5 1 (3.57%) Project Officer
5 1 (3.57%) Senior Infrastructure Manager
5 1 (3.57%) Senior Infrastructure Project Manager
5 1 (3.57%) Senior IT Manager
5 1 (3.57%) Software Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.14%) .NET
2 1 (3.57%) .NET Framework
2 1 (3.57%) CSS
2 1 (3.57%) HTML
2 1 (3.57%) Kafka
2 1 (3.57%) LDAP
2 1 (3.57%) Middleware
2 1 (3.57%) OAuth
2 1 (3.57%) OAuth2
2 1 (3.57%) OpenID
2 1 (3.57%) Play Framework
2 1 (3.57%) SailPoint
2 1 (3.57%) SAML
2 1 (3.57%) SPNEGO
2 1 (3.57%) WCF
2 1 (3.57%) Windows Identity Foundation
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.71%) Derivative
1 3 (10.71%) PMI
2 2 (7.14%) Management Information System
2 2 (7.14%) User Experience
2 2 (7.14%) Virtual Team
2 2 (7.14%) W3C
3 1 (3.57%) AS400
3 1 (3.57%) Cloud Native
3 1 (3.57%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.57%) iSeries
3 1 (3.57%) LIMS
3 1 (3.57%) LPAR
3 1 (3.57%) Mobile App
3 1 (3.57%) PKI
3 1 (3.57%) Replication
3 1 (3.57%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.14%) Apple iOS
2 1 (3.57%) Windows
2 1 (3.57%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (57.14%) Project Management
2 11 (39.29%) PRINCE2
2 11 (39.29%) Project Delivery
3 9 (32.14%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (32.14%) Matrix Organization
4 8 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (21.43%) Project Governance
6 5 (17.86%) Business Case
6 5 (17.86%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
7 4 (14.29%) Acceptance Criteria
7 4 (14.29%) Emotional Intelligence
7 4 (14.29%) ITIL
8 3 (10.71%) Analytics
8 3 (10.71%) Data Management
8 3 (10.71%) DevOps
8 3 (10.71%) Migration
8 3 (10.71%) Quality Management
8 3 (10.71%) Service Delivery
8 3 (10.71%) System Integration Testing
8 3 (10.71%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (10.71%) SQL
2 1 (3.57%) C#
2 1 (3.57%) JavaScript
2 1 (3.57%) Python
2 1 (3.57%) VBA
Qualifications
1 6 (21.43%) PMP
2 4 (14.29%) PMI Certification
3 2 (7.14%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (3.57%) ISEB
4 1 (3.57%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (3.57%) SC Cleared
4 1 (3.57%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (28.57%) PMO
2 6 (21.43%) QA
3 3 (10.71%) Accessibility
System Software
1 1 (3.57%) PowerHA
1 1 (3.57%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 1 (3.57%) Ansible
1 1 (3.57%) CA Single Sign-On
1 1 (3.57%) Grafana
1 1 (3.57%) Kibana
1 1 (3.57%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 9 (32.14%) Microsoft
2 2 (7.14%) Oracle
2 2 (7.14%) SAP
3 1 (3.57%) Apple
3 1 (3.57%) BMC
3 1 (3.57%) CA
3 1 (3.57%) Cisco
3 1 (3.57%) Civica
3 1 (3.57%) Google
3 1 (3.57%) IBM
3 1 (3.57%) PagerDuty
3 1 (3.57%) Splunk