Period
to 24 June 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 24 June 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
24 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 128 121 198
Rank change year-on-year -7 +77 +8
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Project 32 20 40
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 1.04% 0.73% 0.62%
As % of the Applications category 13.79% 7.78% 7.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 8 30
10th Percentile £240 £328 £326
25th Percentile £413 £408 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £625 £524 £481
Median % change year-on-year +19.33% +8.83% +1.32%
75th Percentile £713 £600 £588
90th Percentile " £619 £638
Central London median daily rate £625 £525 £475
% change year-on-year +19.05% +10.53% -

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 232 257 541
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 7.56% 9.33% 8.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 142 167 371
10th Percentile £218 £160 £135
25th Percentile £363 £263 £241
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £438 £400
Median % change year-on-year +8.57% +9.38% -
75th Percentile £575 £550 £500
90th Percentile £711 £655 £600
Central London median daily rate £475 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +11.76% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 12 30
10th Percentile " " £11.25
25th Percentile £12.38 £12.42 £11.63
Median hourly rate £13.75 £17.50 £18.28
Median % change year-on-year -21.43% -4.24% +20.63%
75th Percentile £23.00 £27.04 £21.00
90th Percentile £34.55 £32.75 £24.73
Central London median hourly rate £17.00 £20.00 £19.38
% change year-on-year -15.00% +3.23% +21.09%

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 24 June 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 24 June 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 20 (62.50%) Project Management
2 19 (59.38%) Finance
2 19 (59.38%) Social Skills
3 17 (53.13%) Microsoft Office
3 17 (53.13%) PRINCE2
4 16 (50.00%) Project Delivery
5 15 (46.88%) Matrix Organization
5 15 (46.88%) QA
6 14 (43.75%) Project Governance
7 12 (37.50%) Migration
8 10 (31.25%) Service Delivery
8 10 (31.25%) Business Case
9 9 (28.13%) Disaster Recovery
9 9 (28.13%) Replication
9 9 (28.13%) Business Continuity
9 9 (28.13%) AS400
9 9 (28.13%) Agile Software Development
9 9 (28.13%) PMP
9 9 (28.13%) SAN
9 9 (28.13%) Middleware
9 9 (28.13%) Microsoft Excel
9 9 (28.13%) DB2
9 9 (28.13%) FTP
9 9 (28.13%) IBM
9 9 (28.13%) Apple iOS
9 9 (28.13%) PowerHA
9 9 (28.13%) iSeries
9 9 (28.13%) NAS
9 9 (28.13%) LPAR
10 8 (25.00%) Microsoft

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 2 (6.25%) SharePoint
Applications
1 17 (53.13%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (28.13%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (25.00%) MS Visio
4 6 (18.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (6.25%) AutoCAD
5 2 (6.25%) Revit
Business Applications
1 2 (6.25%) Q-Pulse
2 1 (3.13%) CA PPM
Cloud Services
1 7 (21.88%) IaaS
2 2 (6.25%) Azure
3 1 (3.13%) Microsoft 365
3 1 (3.13%) OneDrive
3 1 (3.13%) Power Platform
3 1 (3.13%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (28.13%) FTP
1 9 (28.13%) NAS
1 9 (28.13%) SAN
2 2 (6.25%) Wireless
3 1 (3.13%) DNS
3 1 (3.13%) Firewall
3 1 (3.13%) LAN
3 1 (3.13%) MPLS
3 1 (3.13%) SD-WAN
3 1 (3.13%) WAN
3 1 (3.13%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (28.13%) DB2
2 1 (3.13%) Power BI
2 1 (3.13%) SAP Data Services
2 1 (3.13%) SAP HANA
2 1 (3.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (6.25%) JIRA
General
1 19 (59.38%) Finance
1 19 (59.38%) Social Skills
2 7 (21.88%) Influencing Skills
3 2 (6.25%) Organisational Skills
3 2 (6.25%) Presentation Skills
3 2 (6.25%) Public Sector
4 1 (3.13%) Banking
4 1 (3.13%) Billing
4 1 (3.13%) Legal
4 1 (3.13%) Local Government
4 1 (3.13%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 15 (46.88%) Project Manager
2 5 (15.63%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
3 3 (9.38%) PMO Lead
4 2 (6.25%) Assistant Product Manager
4 2 (6.25%) Data Centre Manager
4 2 (6.25%) Data Manager
4 2 (6.25%) Delivery Manager
4 2 (6.25%) Digital Product Manager
4 2 (6.25%) Facilities Manager
4 2 (6.25%) Healthcare Manager
4 2 (6.25%) IT Manager
4 2 (6.25%) IT Project Manager
4 2 (6.25%) Product Manager
4 2 (6.25%) Programme Manager
4 2 (6.25%) Project Officer
4 2 (6.25%) Technical Manager
5 1 (3.13%) Infrastructure Manager
5 1 (3.13%) Network Manager
5 1 (3.13%) Project Office Manager
5 1 (3.13%) Project Support Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (28.13%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 9 (28.13%) AS400
1 9 (28.13%) iSeries
1 9 (28.13%) LPAR
1 9 (28.13%) Replication
2 3 (9.38%) Virtual Team
3 2 (6.25%) Data Centre
3 2 (6.25%) Management Information System
3 2 (6.25%) PMI
3 2 (6.25%) User Experience
3 2 (6.25%) W3C
4 1 (3.13%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 9 (28.13%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (62.50%) Project Management
2 17 (53.13%) PRINCE2
3 16 (50.00%) Project Delivery
4 15 (46.88%) Matrix Organization
5 14 (43.75%) Project Governance
6 12 (37.50%) Migration
7 10 (31.25%) Business Case
7 10 (31.25%) Service Delivery
8 9 (28.13%) Agile Software Development
8 9 (28.13%) Business Continuity
8 9 (28.13%) Disaster Recovery
9 7 (21.88%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
9 7 (21.88%) ITIL
9 7 (21.88%) Stakeholder Management
10 6 (18.75%) Emotional Intelligence
10 6 (18.75%) Project Planning
10 6 (18.75%) Waterfall
11 3 (9.38%) DevOps
11 3 (9.38%) Mentoring
11 3 (9.38%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.13%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (28.13%) PMP
2 3 (9.38%) PMI Certification
3 2 (6.25%) BICSI Certification
3 2 (6.25%) BICSI RCDD
4 1 (3.13%) Degree
4 1 (3.13%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (3.13%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (3.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (3.13%) SC Cleared
4 1 (3.13%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (46.88%) QA
2 8 (25.00%) PMO
3 2 (6.25%) Accessibility
System Software
1 9 (28.13%) PowerHA
2 1 (3.13%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (3.13%) HP ALM
1 1 (3.13%) SCCM
Vendors
1 9 (28.13%) IBM
2 8 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (9.38%) SAP
4 1 (3.13%) Cisco
4 1 (3.13%) Civica
4 1 (3.13%) HP
4 1 (3.13%) Kenexa
4 1 (3.13%) Oracle
4 1 (3.13%) ServiceNow