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 3 months to 25 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
UK / England
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 205 206 142
Rank change year-on-year +1 -64  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Project 520 612 836
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.22% 1.26% 1.64%
As % of the Applications category 14.13% 13.80% 15.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 347 417 551
Median daily rate £400 £356 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.51% -11.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £247 £250 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £533 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £330 £363
% change year-on-year +13.63% -8.96%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 13 19
Median hourly rate £23.94 £22.50 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.37% -19.64%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.67 £17.28 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.20 £67.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.12 £22.50 £31.40
% change year-on-year +11.64% -28.34%  

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 England with a requirement for software application skills.

Contract Software Application Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 3680 4435 5499
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 8.66% 9.10% 10.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 2141 2693 3131
Median daily rate £375 £338 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -0.73%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £150 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £523
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +3.84% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 281 392 528
Median hourly rate £17.25 £17.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.47% +13.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.84 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.63 £37.50 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.64 £16.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year -5.21% +13.79%  

Microsoft Project
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing Microsoft Project as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Applications category.

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 3 months to 25 June 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 3 months to 25 June 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 3 months to 25 June 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
London -19 212 £438 +6.44% 21
South East +43 133 £350 +5.10% 20
South West +31 63 £405 +17.81% 8
Yorkshire +25 26 £320 +9.87% 3
East of England -12 26 £370 -1.33% 11
West Midlands -14 24 £320 -2.43% 3
North West -2 17 £390 +13.45% 5
North East +55 10 £384 +23.79% 3
East Midlands -25 9 £375 +7.14% 2
Microsoft Project
UK

For the 6 months to 25 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 England region with a requirement for Microsoft Project.

1 605 (55.40%) Project Management
2 462 (42.31%) Microsoft
3 407 (37.27%) Finance
4 394 (36.08%) PRINCE2
5 358 (32.78%) Microsoft Excel
6 318 (29.12%) Microsoft Office
7 308 (28.21%) PMO
8 293 (26.83%) Agile Software Development
9 236 (21.61%) MS Visio
10 234 (21.43%) Security Cleared
11 213 (19.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
12 204 (18.68%) Stakeholder Management
13 203 (18.59%) SC Cleared
14 188 (17.22%) Project Planning
15 184 (16.85%) SharePoint
16 152 (13.92%) Programme Management
17 128 (11.72%) ITIL
18 125 (11.45%) Analytical Skills
19 122 (11.17%) Change Management
20 108 (9.89%) PMI Certification
21 105 (9.62%) Degree
22 103 (9.43%) Risk Management
23 100 (9.16%) Change Control
24 91 (8.33%) Management Information System
25 87 (7.97%) Telecoms
26 82 (7.51%) Banking
27 73 (6.68%) Migration
28 72 (6.59%) Waterfall
29 71 (6.50%) Business Analysis
30 67 (6.14%) PMI

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
1 184 (16.85%) SharePoint
2 56 (5.13%) MS Project Server
3 33 (3.02%) SharePoint Server
4 21 (1.92%) Confluence
5 13 (1.19%) Documentum
6 10 (0.92%) CMS
7 7 (0.64%) BizTalk Server
7 7 (0.64%) WebSphere
8 5 (0.46%) SharePoint 2013
9 4 (0.37%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 3 (0.27%) SharePoint 2010
10 3 (0.27%) Sitecore CMS
11 2 (0.18%) Drupal
11 2 (0.18%) IBM Notes
11 2 (0.18%) IIS
11 2 (0.18%) Skype for Business
11 2 (0.18%) WebSphere Application Server
12 1 (0.092%) JBoss
12 1 (0.092%) MQSeries
12 1 (0.092%) WebLogic
Applications
1 358 (32.78%) Microsoft Excel
2 318 (29.12%) Microsoft Office
3 236 (21.61%) MS Visio
4 213 (19.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 12 (1.10%) Spreadsheet
6 9 (0.82%) AutoCAD
7 2 (0.18%) Open Workbench
8 1 (0.092%) Maya
Business Applications
1 28 (2.56%) Dynamics CRM
1 28 (2.56%) Primavera
2 16 (1.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 10 (0.92%) Maximo
4 8 (0.73%) CA PPM
4 8 (0.73%) SAP ERP
5 7 (0.64%) Dynamics AX
6 5 (0.46%) Oracle EBS
7 3 (0.27%) Dynamics NAV
7 3 (0.27%) thinkFolio
8 2 (0.18%) iTrent
8 2 (0.18%) SAP S/4HANA
8 2 (0.18%) Unit4 Business World
8 2 (0.18%) WebTrends
8 2 (0.18%) Workfront
9 1 (0.092%) Bloomberg AIM
9 1 (0.092%) Oracle CRM
9 1 (0.092%) SAP MM
9 1 (0.092%) SAP QM
9 1 (0.092%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 49 (4.49%) Office 365
2 13 (1.19%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (0.64%) SaaS
4 6 (0.55%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (0.55%) G Suite
5 3 (0.27%) Basecamp
5 3 (0.27%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.18%) IBM Blueworks
6 2 (0.18%) IBM Cloud
6 2 (0.18%) Salesforce Service Cloud
6 2 (0.18%) SoftLayer
6 2 (0.18%) Trello
6 2 (0.18%) Yammer
7 1 (0.092%) IaaS
7 1 (0.092%) OneDrive
7 1 (0.092%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
7 1 (0.092%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 20 (1.83%) Wi-Fi
2 10 (0.92%) LTE
2 10 (0.92%) VoLTE
3 8 (0.73%) Firewall
4 6 (0.55%) Intranet
5 5 (0.46%) WAN
6 4 (0.37%) Internet
6 4 (0.37%) LAN
6 4 (0.37%) MGW
6 4 (0.37%) SAN
6 4 (0.37%) Unified Communications
7 3 (0.27%) SSL
8 2 (0.18%) Remote Desktop
8 2 (0.18%) VoIP
8 2 (0.18%) WLAN
9 1 (0.092%) FCoE
9 1 (0.092%) iSCSI
9 1 (0.092%) NAS
9 1 (0.092%) Skype
9 1 (0.092%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (1.37%) BusinessObjects
1 15 (1.37%) Data Warehouse
2 11 (1.01%) SQL Server
2 11 (1.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 10 (0.92%) Oracle Reports
4 9 (0.82%) Power BI
5 8 (0.73%) SAP Data Services
5 8 (0.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 8 (0.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 6 (0.55%) SQL Server 2008
7 5 (0.46%) DB2
8 4 (0.37%) MS Access
8 4 (0.37%) QlikView
9 3 (0.27%) Blockchain
9 3 (0.27%) SQL Server 2012
10 2 (0.18%) Big Data
10 2 (0.18%) SAP HANA
11 1 (0.092%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
11 1 (0.092%) IBM InfoSphere
11 1 (0.092%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 45 (4.12%) JIRA
2 8 (0.73%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (0.37%) Appcelerator Titanium
3 4 (0.37%) HP UFT
4 3 (0.27%) Rational DOORS
5 2 (0.18%) NUnit
5 2 (0.18%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.092%) JIRA Agile
6 1 (0.092%) LSMW
6 1 (0.092%) VersionOne
General
1 407 (37.27%) Finance
2 87 (7.97%) Telecoms
3 82 (7.51%) Banking
4 47 (4.30%) Retail
5 45 (4.12%) Legal
6 36 (3.30%) Manufacturing
6 36 (3.30%) Marketing
7 25 (2.29%) Investment Banking
8 19 (1.74%) Law
9 17 (1.56%) Electronics
10 13 (1.19%) Back Office
11 12 (1.10%) Front Office
12 11 (1.01%) Pharmaceutical
13 10 (0.92%) Advertising
13 10 (0.92%) Automotive
14 6 (0.55%) Financial Institution
15 5 (0.46%) Retail Banking
16 4 (0.37%) Aerospace
16 4 (0.37%) Billing
16 4 (0.37%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 373 (34.16%) Project Manager
2 171 (15.66%) Analyst
3 96 (8.79%) Project Planner
4 76 (6.96%) Business Analyst
5 63 (5.77%) PMO Analyst
6 55 (5.04%) Coordinator
7 47 (4.30%) Programme Planner
8 44 (4.03%) IT Manager
8 44 (4.03%) Project Coordinator
9 43 (3.94%) Senior Manager
10 40 (3.66%) Infrastructure Manager
10 40 (3.66%) Infrastructure Project Manager
11 39 (3.57%) Project Officer
11 39 (3.57%) Senior Project Manager
12 38 (3.48%) IT Project Manager
13 37 (3.39%) Support Officer
14 33 (3.02%) Project Support Officer
15 32 (2.93%) PMO Planner
16 28 (2.56%) Programme Manager
17 26 (2.38%) Project Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (1.01%) .NET
1 11 (1.01%) Web Services
2 6 (0.55%) J2EE
3 5 (0.46%) COM
3 5 (0.46%) Middleware
3 5 (0.46%) WebSphere MQ
3 5 (0.46%) XML
4 4 (0.37%) HTML
4 4 (0.37%) MDX
5 3 (0.27%) .NET Framework
5 3 (0.27%) AngularJS
5 3 (0.27%) ASP.NET
5 3 (0.27%) ASP.NET Web API
5 3 (0.27%) Entity Framework
5 3 (0.27%) KnockoutJS
5 3 (0.27%) Ninject
5 3 (0.27%) REST
5 3 (0.27%) WCF
6 2 (0.18%) Node.js
6 2 (0.18%) React
Miscellaneous
1 125 (11.45%) Analytical Skills
2 91 (8.33%) Management Information System
3 67 (6.14%) PMI
4 36 (3.30%) Data Centre
5 19 (1.74%) Virtual Team
6 16 (1.47%) User Experience
7 12 (1.10%) Equities
7 12 (1.10%) Public Cloud
8 10 (0.92%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 9 (0.82%) Computer Science
10 8 (0.73%) Video Conferencing
11 7 (0.64%) Cybercrime
11 7 (0.64%) Derivative
11 7 (0.64%) Digital Signage
12 6 (0.55%) Digital Media
12 6 (0.55%) Enterprise Software
12 6 (0.55%) FMCG
12 6 (0.55%) Greenfield Project
12 6 (0.55%) Smart Meter
13 5 (0.46%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 34 (3.11%) Windows
2 12 (1.10%) Unix
3 8 (0.73%) Windows 10
4 7 (0.64%) Linux
5 5 (0.46%) Windows 7
5 5 (0.46%) Windows Server
6 3 (0.27%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (0.18%) AIX
7 2 (0.18%) Android
7 2 (0.18%) pSOS
7 2 (0.18%) Solaris
7 2 (0.18%) VMS
7 2 (0.18%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.18%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.092%) HPUX
8 1 (0.092%) SUSE
8 1 (0.092%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 605 (55.40%) Project Management
2 394 (36.08%) PRINCE2
3 293 (26.83%) Agile Software Development
4 204 (18.68%) Stakeholder Management
5 188 (17.22%) Project Planning
6 152 (13.92%) Programme Management
7 128 (11.72%) ITIL
8 122 (11.17%) Change Management
9 103 (9.43%) Risk Management
10 100 (9.16%) Change Control
11 73 (6.68%) Migration
12 72 (6.59%) Waterfall
13 71 (6.50%) Business Analysis
14 61 (5.59%) Critical Path Analysis
15 57 (5.22%) Project Governance
16 54 (4.95%) Dependency Management
16 54 (4.95%) Scrum
17 52 (4.76%) Matrix Organization
17 52 (4.76%) Resource Management
18 47 (4.30%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 30 (2.75%) SQL
2 20 (1.83%) C
3 15 (1.37%) VBA
4 9 (0.82%) Java
5 6 (0.55%) C++
6 4 (0.37%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
6 4 (0.37%) PowerShell
7 3 (0.27%) C#
7 3 (0.27%) JavaScript
7 3 (0.27%) R
7 3 (0.27%) T-SQL
7 3 (0.27%) VB
8 2 (0.18%) PHP
8 2 (0.18%) VBScript
9 1 (0.092%) Apex Code
9 1 (0.092%) C-shell
9 1 (0.092%) Korn
9 1 (0.092%) Pascal
9 1 (0.092%) Perl
9 1 (0.092%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 234 (21.43%) Security Cleared
2 203 (18.59%) SC Cleared
3 108 (9.89%) PMI Certification
4 105 (9.62%) Degree
5 66 (6.04%) PMP
6 50 (4.58%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 46 (4.21%) DV Cleared
8 42 (3.85%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 17 (1.56%) APMP
10 15 (1.37%) BPSS Clearance
11 12 (1.10%) ISEB
12 8 (0.73%) CTC Cleared
13 6 (0.55%) Master's Degree
14 4 (0.37%) CSQA
14 4 (0.37%) ITIL Certification
14 4 (0.37%) MAPM
15 3 (0.27%) CISSP
15 3 (0.27%) ISTQB
15 3 (0.27%) MCP
15 3 (0.27%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 308 (28.21%) PMO
2 63 (5.77%) QA
3 14 (1.28%) GDPR
4 13 (1.19%) P3O
5 12 (1.10%) Disclosure Scotland
6 9 (0.82%) MiFID
6 9 (0.82%) SLA
7 7 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 4 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 4 (0.37%) PCI DSS
8 4 (0.37%) PMBOK
9 3 (0.27%) Data Quality
9 3 (0.27%) Dodd-Frank
9 3 (0.27%) EMIR
10 2 (0.18%) GMP
10 2 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 1 (0.092%) COBIT
11 1 (0.092%) IFRS
11 1 (0.092%) IFRS 9
11 1 (0.092%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 12 (1.10%) Active Directory
2 6 (0.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.18%) Hyper-V
3 2 (0.18%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (0.18%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.092%) KVM
4 1 (0.092%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.092%) Samba
4 1 (0.092%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 14 (1.28%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (0.27%) MOM
2 3 (0.27%) WSUS
3 2 (0.18%) SCCM
4 1 (0.092%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.092%) BladeLogic
4 1 (0.092%) IBM BigFix
4 1 (0.092%) OpenView
Vendors
1 462 (42.31%) Microsoft
2 59 (5.40%) SAP
3 31 (2.84%) Remedy
4 25 (2.29%) Oracle
5 19 (1.74%) HP
6 18 (1.65%) IBM
7 13 (1.19%) Salesforce.com
8 11 (1.01%) IFS
9 10 (0.92%) Ericsson
10 8 (0.73%) Adobe
10 8 (0.73%) Google
11 7 (0.64%) Atlassian
11 7 (0.64%) CA
11 7 (0.64%) Cisco
11 7 (0.64%) Citrix
11 7 (0.64%) OpenText
12 6 (0.55%) iManage
12 6 (0.55%) Progress
12 6 (0.55%) VMware
13 5 (0.46%) Cadence
London
Executive Resource Group
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Middlesex
ABW Recruitment
Posted: 5 days ago
Bedfordshire
Modis International
Rate: £23.00 - £28.00 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £250.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Worksop, Nottinghamshire
Rullion
Rate: £425 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Oscar
Rate: £650 - £750 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Talent International
Rate: £800 - £1200 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Lexis Nexis Risk Solutions
Rate: Competitive plus excellent benefits
Posted: 13 days ago
Wiltshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £375 - £400 per day
Posted: 20 days ago