Period
to 22 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England 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 22 November 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
UK > England
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 226 223 162
Rank change year-on-year -3 -61 -30
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Project 1136 1184 1568
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.20% 1.21% 1.52%
As % of the Applications category 13.48% 13.08% 14.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 813 793 1034
England median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £250 £225 £225
90th Percentile £575 £574 £537
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 17 40
England median hourly rate £25.12 £21.78 £24.33
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.34% -10.48% +47.01%
10th Percentile £15.13 £14.90 £11.25
90th Percentile £40.00 £41.05 £159.75
UK median hourly rate £25.12 £23.64 £24.33
% change year-on-year +6.26% -2.84% +35.17%

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 England with a requirement for software application skills.

All Software Application Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 8428 9055 10676
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 8.88% 9.25% 10.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 5171 5319 6281
England median daily rate £355 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.43% - +4.48%
10th Percentile £148 £150 £154
90th Percentile £575 £525 £538
UK median daily rate £350 £340 £350
% change year-on-year +2.94% -2.86% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 696 883 1023
England median hourly rate £15.60 £16.50 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.48% +6.45% +3.33%
10th Percentile £10.00 £10.29 £9.76
90th Percentile £35.00 £40.50 £36.40
UK median hourly rate £15.50 £16.08 £15.50
% change year-on-year -3.61% +3.74% +3.33%

Microsoft Project
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Microsoft Project as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Project in England

Microsoft Project
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Project in England

Microsoft Project
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Project in England over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Project in England

Microsoft Project
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Project in England

Microsoft Project
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Project in England over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Microsoft Project in England

Microsoft 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 Microsoft Project within the England region over the 6 months to 22 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -54 463 £425 +2.41% 24
South East +11 248 £400 +3.23% 17
North of England +58 124 £400 +6.67% 17
South West +34 113 £398 +19.55% 4
Midlands +4 113 £340 -9.33% 8
West Midlands +6 87 £340 -8.11% 6
Yorkshire +37 71 £375 -7.75% 8
East of England -9 65 £380 -10.59% 8
North West -11 30 £425 +7.19% 7
East Midlands -4 25 £344 -14.06% 2
North East +65 23 £410 +36.67% 2
South Coast -1 4 £400 +33.33%
Microsoft Project
UK

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 England region with a requirement for Microsoft Project.

1 526 (46.30%) Project Management
2 446 (39.26%) Microsoft
3 413 (36.36%) Finance
4 389 (34.24%) Microsoft Excel
5 332 (29.23%) PRINCE2
6 292 (25.70%) Agile Software Development
7 284 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
8 282 (24.82%) PMO
9 246 (21.65%) Stakeholder Management
10 244 (21.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
11 220 (19.37%) MS Visio
12 203 (17.87%) Project Planning
13 183 (16.11%) Security Cleared
14 167 (14.70%) SharePoint
15 156 (13.73%) SC Cleared
16 139 (12.24%) Change Management
17 122 (10.74%) PMI Certification
18 118 (10.39%) Analytical Skills
19 115 (10.12%) Programme Management
20 111 (9.77%) Degree
21 110 (9.68%) Risk Management
22 104 (9.15%) Change Control
23 99 (8.71%) PMP
24 92 (8.10%) ITIL
25 90 (7.92%) JIRA
26 85 (7.48%) Banking
27 79 (6.95%) Scrum
28 78 (6.87%) Waterfall
29 72 (6.34%) QA
30 71 (6.25%) Project Governance

Microsoft Project
Co-occurring 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
1 167 (14.70%) SharePoint
2 54 (4.75%) MS Project Server
3 36 (3.17%) Confluence
4 25 (2.20%) CMS
5 19 (1.67%) BizTalk Server
6 17 (1.50%) OpenStack
6 17 (1.50%) Tomcat
7 15 (1.32%) Apache
8 14 (1.23%) SharePoint Server
9 13 (1.14%) JBoss
9 13 (1.14%) WebLogic
10 12 (1.06%) MQSeries
11 11 (0.97%) Documentum
11 11 (0.97%) iPlanet
11 11 (0.97%) Oracle Application Server
11 11 (0.97%) WebLogic Portal
12 9 (0.79%) Skype for Business
13 8 (0.70%) IIS
14 6 (0.53%) Sitecore CMS
14 6 (0.53%) WebSphere
Applications
1 389 (34.24%) Microsoft Excel
2 284 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
3 244 (21.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 220 (19.37%) MS Visio
5 14 (1.23%) Spreadsheet
6 9 (0.79%) Adobe Captivate
7 3 (0.26%) Acrobat
8 2 (0.18%) InfoPath
8 2 (0.18%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 20 (1.76%) Primavera
2 14 (1.23%) Dynamics CRM
3 13 (1.14%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 11 (0.97%) Dynamics AX
5 9 (0.79%) Maximo
6 7 (0.62%) iTrent
6 7 (0.62%) SAP S/4HANA
7 6 (0.53%) SAP ERP
8 4 (0.35%) Lawson
9 3 (0.26%) CA PPM
9 3 (0.26%) SAP IS-U
10 2 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
10 2 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
10 2 (0.18%) SAP PP
10 2 (0.18%) Temenos T24
10 2 (0.18%) Unit4 Business World
11 1 (0.088%) Oracle Financials
11 1 (0.088%) SAP FI
11 1 (0.088%) WebTrends
11 1 (0.088%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 36 (3.17%) Office 365
2 20 (1.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (1.23%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (0.88%) SaaS
5 8 (0.70%) PaaS
6 7 (0.62%) IaaS
7 3 (0.26%) Basecamp
7 3 (0.26%) Dynamics 365
7 3 (0.26%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (0.18%) Dropbox
8 2 (0.18%) Google App Engine
8 2 (0.18%) Google Compute Engine
8 2 (0.18%) Slack
8 2 (0.18%) Trello
9 1 (0.088%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.088%) IBM Blueworks
9 1 (0.088%) OneDrive
9 1 (0.088%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
9 1 (0.088%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 20 (1.76%) WAN
2 18 (1.58%) Firewall
3 16 (1.41%) LDAP
3 16 (1.41%) TCP/IP
4 15 (1.32%) Internet
5 13 (1.14%) LAN
5 13 (1.14%) SAN
6 12 (1.06%) NAS
7 11 (0.97%) Skype
8 8 (0.70%) ATM
8 8 (0.70%) Intranet
9 6 (0.53%) DNS
9 6 (0.53%) FCoE
9 6 (0.53%) iSCSI
10 5 (0.44%) 2G
10 5 (0.44%) LTE
10 5 (0.44%) SSL
10 5 (0.44%) TETRA
11 4 (0.35%) VoIP
11 4 (0.35%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (3.08%) SQL Server
2 12 (1.06%) Oracle Reports
3 10 (0.88%) SAP Data Services
4 9 (0.79%) Data Warehouse
5 8 (0.70%) Big Data
6 7 (0.62%) BusinessObjects
6 7 (0.62%) Power BI
7 6 (0.53%) MS Access
7 6 (0.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 5 (0.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 5 (0.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 3 (0.26%) Essbase
9 3 (0.26%) GIS
9 3 (0.26%) Qlik Sense
9 3 (0.26%) QlikView
10 2 (0.18%) Apache Cassandra
10 2 (0.18%) Hadoop
10 2 (0.18%) PostgreSQL
10 2 (0.18%) SQL Server 2014
10 2 (0.18%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 90 (7.92%) JIRA
2 11 (0.97%) Jenkins
2 11 (0.97%) Team Foundation Server
3 10 (0.88%) Git (software)
4 7 (0.62%) Bitbucket
4 7 (0.62%) Subversion
5 5 (0.44%) Appcelerator Titanium
5 5 (0.44%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 5 (0.44%) ScriptRunner
6 4 (0.35%) GitLab
6 4 (0.35%) Selenium
6 4 (0.35%) Visual Studio
7 3 (0.26%) JIRA Agile
7 3 (0.26%) Rational DOORS
7 3 (0.26%) ReSharper
8 2 (0.18%) Artifactory
8 2 (0.18%) FishEye
8 2 (0.18%) jMock
8 2 (0.18%) Maven
8 2 (0.18%) VersionOne
General
1 413 (36.36%) Finance
2 85 (7.48%) Banking
3 60 (5.28%) Telecoms
4 54 (4.75%) Legal
5 47 (4.14%) Retail
6 43 (3.79%) Marketing
7 36 (3.17%) Advertising
8 32 (2.82%) Investment Banking
9 25 (2.20%) Law
10 15 (1.32%) Military
11 14 (1.23%) Manufacturing
12 13 (1.14%) Front Office
13 12 (1.06%) Automotive
14 11 (0.97%) Back Office
14 11 (0.97%) Billing
14 11 (0.97%) Pharmaceutical
15 9 (0.79%) Financial Institution
16 7 (0.62%) Publishing
17 6 (0.53%) Japanese Language
17 6 (0.53%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 424 (37.32%) Project Manager
2 192 (16.90%) Analyst
3 79 (6.95%) Business Analyst
4 76 (6.69%) PMO Analyst
5 69 (6.07%) Project Planner
6 66 (5.81%) IT Manager
7 63 (5.55%) Coordinator
8 61 (5.37%) IT Project Manager
9 54 (4.75%) Project Coordinator
10 52 (4.58%) Programme Planner
11 46 (4.05%) Senior Manager
12 45 (3.96%) Infrastructure Manager
13 44 (3.87%) Infrastructure Project Manager
13 44 (3.87%) Senior Project Manager
14 39 (3.43%) PMO Lead
15 34 (2.99%) Project Analyst
16 31 (2.73%) Junior
17 28 (2.46%) Programme Manager
18 27 (2.38%) Delivery Manager
18 27 (2.38%) PMO Planner
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (1.14%) CSS
1 13 (1.14%) HTML
2 12 (1.06%) J2EE
2 12 (1.06%) Web Services
3 10 (0.88%) .NET
4 9 (0.79%) XML
5 6 (0.53%) REST
6 5 (0.44%) jQuery
6 5 (0.44%) RESTful
6 5 (0.44%) SAML
6 5 (0.44%) SOAP
7 4 (0.35%) CSS3
7 4 (0.35%) HTML5
7 4 (0.35%) SailPoint
7 4 (0.35%) SPNEGO
7 4 (0.35%) WCF
7 4 (0.35%) Windows Identity Foundation
8 3 (0.26%) AngularJS
8 3 (0.26%) ASP.NET MVC
8 3 (0.26%) Razor View Engine
Miscellaneous
1 118 (10.39%) Analytical Skills
2 55 (4.84%) Management Information System
3 51 (4.49%) PMI
4 48 (4.23%) Data Centre
5 32 (2.82%) Virtual Team
6 21 (1.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 12 (1.06%) Clustering
7 12 (1.06%) e-Learning
8 11 (0.97%) Computer Science
8 11 (0.97%) Derivative
9 10 (0.88%) Mobile App
9 10 (0.88%) User Experience
10 9 (0.79%) Credit Risk
10 9 (0.79%) Enterprise Software
10 9 (0.79%) Learning Management System
10 9 (0.79%) Market Risk
11 8 (0.70%) Greenfield Project
12 7 (0.62%) Social Media
13 6 (0.53%) Digital Media
13 6 (0.53%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 55 (4.84%) Windows
2 29 (2.55%) Unix
3 20 (1.76%) Linux
4 12 (1.06%) AIX
4 12 (1.06%) HPUX
4 12 (1.06%) Solaris
5 11 (0.97%) SUSE
6 9 (0.79%) Windows 7
7 8 (0.70%) Windows 10
7 8 (0.70%) Windows Server
8 4 (0.35%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (0.26%) Apple iOS
9 3 (0.26%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (0.18%) Android
10 2 (0.18%) VMS
10 2 (0.18%) Windows 2000
10 2 (0.18%) Windows Vista
10 2 (0.18%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.088%) MVS
11 1 (0.088%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 526 (46.30%) Project Management
2 332 (29.23%) PRINCE2
3 292 (25.70%) Agile Software Development
4 246 (21.65%) Stakeholder Management
5 203 (17.87%) Project Planning
6 139 (12.24%) Change Management
7 115 (10.12%) Programme Management
8 110 (9.68%) Risk Management
9 104 (9.15%) Change Control
10 92 (8.10%) ITIL
11 79 (6.95%) Scrum
12 78 (6.87%) Waterfall
13 71 (6.25%) Project Governance
14 65 (5.72%) Business Analysis
15 64 (5.63%) Migration
16 61 (5.37%) CRM
17 58 (5.11%) SDLC
17 58 (5.11%) Stakeholder Engagement
18 55 (4.84%) Coaching
18 55 (4.84%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 35 (3.08%) SQL
2 17 (1.50%) C
3 12 (1.06%) VBA
4 9 (0.79%) Java
4 9 (0.79%) JavaScript
4 9 (0.79%) Python
5 6 (0.53%) Bash Shell
5 6 (0.53%) C-shell
5 6 (0.53%) Korn
5 6 (0.53%) Perl
5 6 (0.53%) Shell Script
6 5 (0.44%) Groovy
6 5 (0.44%) T-SQL
6 5 (0.44%) VB
7 3 (0.26%) C#
7 3 (0.26%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
8 2 (0.18%) C++
8 2 (0.18%) PL/SQL
8 2 (0.18%) PowerShell
8 2 (0.18%) R
Qualifications
1 183 (16.11%) Security Cleared
2 156 (13.73%) SC Cleared
3 122 (10.74%) PMI Certification
4 111 (9.77%) Degree
5 99 (8.71%) PMP
6 47 (4.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 45 (3.96%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 23 (2.02%) APMP
9 22 (1.94%) ISEB
10 21 (1.85%) DV Cleared
11 16 (1.41%) ISTQB
12 15 (1.32%) BPSS Clearance
13 14 (1.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 9 (0.79%) ITIL Certification
15 7 (0.62%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 5 (0.44%) Master's Degree
17 4 (0.35%) HNC
17 4 (0.35%) Microsoft Certification
18 3 (0.26%) BC Cleared
18 3 (0.26%) ECDL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 282 (24.82%) PMO
2 72 (6.34%) QA
3 42 (3.70%) GDPR
4 20 (1.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 13 (1.14%) P3O
6 11 (0.97%) MiFID
6 11 (0.97%) PCI DSS
7 10 (0.88%) SLA
8 6 (0.53%) EMIR
9 5 (0.44%) Dodd-Frank
9 5 (0.44%) HMG Infosec
9 5 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 4 (0.35%) Disclosure Scotland
10 4 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 4 (0.35%) Solvency II
11 3 (0.26%) Data Quality
11 3 (0.26%) PMBOK
12 2 (0.18%) IFRS
12 2 (0.18%) IFRS 9
13 1 (0.088%) IEC 62304
System Software
1 22 (1.94%) Active Directory
2 15 (1.32%) Hyper-V
3 14 (1.23%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (1.06%) KVM
4 12 (1.06%) Oracle RAC
4 12 (1.06%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 6 (0.53%) Samba
6 5 (0.44%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.18%) Firmware
8 1 (0.088%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.088%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.088%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 16 (1.41%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 13 (1.14%) HP Quality Center
3 12 (1.06%) OpenView
4 5 (0.44%) BMC PATROL
4 5 (0.44%) SCCM
4 5 (0.44%) SCOM
5 4 (0.35%) CA Single Sign-On
6 2 (0.18%) DameWare
7 1 (0.088%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (0.088%) PaperCut
Vendors
1 446 (39.26%) Microsoft
2 51 (4.49%) SAP
3 37 (3.26%) HP
4 36 (3.17%) Oracle
5 26 (2.29%) Cisco
6 17 (1.50%) Citrix
6 17 (1.50%) VMware
7 15 (1.32%) Remedy
8 14 (1.23%) Adobe
9 13 (1.14%) Cognos
9 13 (1.14%) Red Hat
9 13 (1.14%) Salesforce.com
10 12 (1.06%) CA
10 12 (1.06%) Opsware
10 12 (1.06%) PlateSpin
10 12 (1.06%) Sun
10 12 (1.06%) Veritas
11 11 (0.97%) F5
12 10 (0.88%) ServiceNow
13 9 (0.79%) BMC