Period
to 26 October 2020

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 26 October 2020 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
26 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 283 295 285
Rank change year-on-year +12 -10 -54
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Project 227 665 894
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.82% 0.86% 0.95%
As % of the Applications category 10.65% 10.17% 11.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 166 432 600
Median daily rate £425 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £208 £250 £231
90th Percentile £572 £600 £638
UK median daily rate £434 £435 £418
% change year-on-year -0.17% +4.07% +4.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 17 26
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £25.81
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +35.61% +2.75%
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year +2.94% +28.30% -6.24%

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 2,131 6,537 8,053
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 7.72% 8.49% 8.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,294 3,857 4,821
Median daily rate £375 £375 £375
10th Percentile £131 £150 £148
90th Percentile £599 £575 £563
UK median daily rate £375 £375 £374
% change year-on-year - +0.33% +6.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 183 612 741
Median hourly rate £20.25 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.71% +6.06% +3.86%
10th Percentile £12.40 £11.15 £10.50
90th Percentile £49.80 £48.75 £41.25
Median hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +22.86% +6.06% +6.45%

Microsoft Project
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Project in England

Microsoft Project
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Microsoft Project in England.

Daily rate trend for Microsoft Project in England

Microsoft Project
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Microsoft Project in England over the 6 months to 26 October 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Microsoft Project in England

Microsoft Project
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Microsoft Project in England.

Hourly rate trend 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 26 October 2020. 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 +46 74 £488 +2.63% 8
South East +58 44 £438 +14.75% 6
North of England +95 34 £400 -5.88% 5
South West +79 29 £433 +1.93% 2
Midlands +41 26 £453 +0.56% 7
North West +71 21 £263 -34.38% 2
West Midlands +30 21 £487 +14.47% 6
East of England +61 10 £373 -17.22% 2
Yorkshire +64 9 £325 -29.73% 1
East Midlands +28 5 £357 -35.09% 1
North East +35 4 £425 -32.65% 2
Microsoft Project
UK

For the 6 months to 26 October 2020, 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 England region with a requirement for Microsoft Project.

1 129 (56.83%) Project Management
2 128 (56.39%) Microsoft
3 84 (37.00%) PRINCE2
4 75 (33.04%) Project Delivery
5 69 (30.40%) Agile Software Development
6 62 (27.31%) Finance
7 58 (25.55%) Microsoft Office
8 54 (23.79%) Microsoft Excel
8 54 (23.79%) Stakeholder Management
9 50 (22.03%) Public Sector
10 41 (18.06%) Security Cleared
11 37 (16.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
12 34 (14.98%) PMO
13 33 (14.54%) ITIL
14 32 (14.10%) Risk Management
14 32 (14.10%) SC Cleared
15 31 (13.66%) MS Visio
16 30 (13.22%) Waterfall
17 23 (10.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 23 (10.13%) Management Information System
17 23 (10.13%) Telecoms
18 22 (9.69%) SharePoint
18 22 (9.69%) Analytical Skills
19 21 (9.25%) Project Planning
19 21 (9.25%) Migration
19 21 (9.25%) Programme Management
20 19 (8.37%) JIRA
20 19 (8.37%) Office 365
20 19 (8.37%) Workshop Facilitation
21 18 (7.93%) Change Management

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 22 (9.69%) SharePoint
2 10 (4.41%) Confluence
3 5 (2.20%) WebLogic
4 2 (0.88%) CMS
4 2 (0.88%) MS Project Server
4 2 (0.88%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.44%) ArcGIS
5 1 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.44%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 58 (25.55%) Microsoft Office
2 54 (23.79%) Microsoft Excel
3 37 (16.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 31 (13.66%) MS Visio
5 3 (1.32%) Adobe Captivate
6 1 (0.44%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.44%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.88%) Oracle ERP
1 2 (0.88%) Primavera
1 2 (0.88%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.44%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.44%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.44%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.44%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.44%) Oracle iProcurement
2 1 (0.44%) Oracle iSupplier
2 1 (0.44%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (0.44%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 1 (0.44%) SAP CO
2 1 (0.44%) SAP FI
2 1 (0.44%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (0.44%) SAP MDG
2 1 (0.44%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 19 (8.37%) Office 365
2 8 (3.52%) Azure
3 6 (2.64%) SaaS
4 5 (2.20%) OneDrive
4 5 (2.20%) Serverless
5 4 (1.76%) AWS
5 4 (1.76%) Dynamics 365
6 3 (1.32%) Google Drive
7 2 (0.88%) Power Platform
8 1 (0.44%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.44%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.44%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.44%) IaaS
8 1 (0.44%) PaaS
8 1 (0.44%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
8 1 (0.44%) Salesforce Service Cloud
8 1 (0.44%) Slack
8 1 (0.44%) Smartsheet
8 1 (0.44%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 15 (6.61%) LTE
1 15 (6.61%) VoLTE
1 15 (6.61%) Wi-Fi
2 14 (6.17%) 3G
2 14 (6.17%) 4G
3 13 (5.73%) 2G
4 11 (4.85%) Internet
5 10 (4.41%) TCP/IP
6 9 (3.96%) Ethernet
6 9 (3.96%) LAN
7 4 (1.76%) Intranet
8 3 (1.32%) VoIP
9 2 (0.88%) Network Security
9 2 (0.88%) WAN
10 1 (0.44%) Radio Access Network
10 1 (0.44%) Remote Desktop
10 1 (0.44%) RIP
10 1 (0.44%) SMTP
10 1 (0.44%) Spanning Tree
10 1 (0.44%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (2.20%) Oracle OWB
2 3 (1.32%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (0.88%) MS Access
3 2 (0.88%) Power BI
4 1 (0.44%) Big Data
4 1 (0.44%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.44%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.44%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.44%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.44%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.44%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 19 (8.37%) JIRA
2 1 (0.44%) Cucumber
2 1 (0.44%) Gradle
2 1 (0.44%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.44%) JMeter
2 1 (0.44%) LoadUI
2 1 (0.44%) Pivotal Tracker
2 1 (0.44%) SoapUI
2 1 (0.44%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.44%) Visual Studio Team System
2 1 (0.44%) Zephyr
General
1 62 (27.31%) Finance
2 50 (22.03%) Public Sector
3 23 (10.13%) Telecoms
4 10 (4.41%) Marketing
5 8 (3.52%) Banking
5 8 (3.52%) Retail
6 7 (3.08%) Manufacturing
6 7 (3.08%) Pharmaceutical
7 5 (2.20%) Local Government
8 4 (1.76%) Electronics
9 3 (1.32%) Law
10 2 (0.88%) Billing
10 2 (0.88%) French Language
10 2 (0.88%) German Language
10 2 (0.88%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.88%) Legal
10 2 (0.88%) Police
11 1 (0.44%) Automotive
11 1 (0.44%) Portuguese Language
11 1 (0.44%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 97 (42.73%) Project Manager
2 19 (8.37%) Analyst
3 17 (7.49%) IT Manager
4 16 (7.05%) Voice Project Manager
5 15 (6.61%) IT Project Manager
6 13 (5.73%) Project Officer
6 13 (5.73%) Project Support Officer
6 13 (5.73%) Support Officer
7 9 (3.96%) Desktop Support
7 9 (3.96%) Infrastructure Manager
7 9 (3.96%) IT Support
7 9 (3.96%) Programme Planner
8 8 (3.52%) 2nd Line Support
8 8 (3.52%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 8 (3.52%) Business Analyst
8 8 (3.52%) Desktop Engineer
8 8 (3.52%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 8 (3.52%) IT Engineer
8 8 (3.52%) IT Support Engineer
8 8 (3.52%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (3.08%) XML
2 2 (0.88%) ActiveX
2 2 (0.88%) COM
2 2 (0.88%) Web Services
3 1 (0.44%) FpML
3 1 (0.44%) Middleware
3 1 (0.44%) Ruby on Rails
3 1 (0.44%) SOAP
3 1 (0.44%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 23 (10.13%) Management Information System
2 22 (9.69%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (4.85%) Virtual Team
4 6 (2.64%) PMI
5 5 (2.20%) Data Centre
5 5 (2.20%) Life Science
5 5 (2.20%) Self-Motivation
6 3 (1.32%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (1.32%) NHS
7 2 (0.88%) e-Learning
7 2 (0.88%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (0.88%) User Experience
8 1 (0.44%) BYOD
8 1 (0.44%) CMDB
8 1 (0.44%) Equities
8 1 (0.44%) FMCG
8 1 (0.44%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.44%) Social Media
8 1 (0.44%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.44%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 16 (7.05%) Windows
2 7 (3.08%) Unix
3 4 (1.76%) Windows 10
3 4 (1.76%) Windows Server
4 3 (1.32%) Windows 7
4 3 (1.32%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (0.88%) Windows Server 2019
6 1 (0.44%) AIX
6 1 (0.44%) Linux
6 1 (0.44%) pSOS
6 1 (0.44%) Windows 2000
6 1 (0.44%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.44%) Windows Vista
6 1 (0.44%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 129 (56.83%) Project Management
2 84 (37.00%) PRINCE2
3 75 (33.04%) Project Delivery
4 69 (30.40%) Agile Software Development
5 54 (23.79%) Stakeholder Management
6 33 (14.54%) ITIL
7 32 (14.10%) Risk Management
8 30 (13.22%) Waterfall
9 21 (9.25%) Migration
9 21 (9.25%) Programme Management
9 21 (9.25%) Project Planning
10 19 (8.37%) Workshop Facilitation
11 18 (7.93%) Change Management
12 17 (7.49%) ITIL V3
13 16 (7.05%) Business Case
14 15 (6.61%) Change Control
14 15 (6.61%) Scrum
15 14 (6.17%) Coaching
16 13 (5.73%) Decision-Making
17 12 (5.29%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 8 (3.52%) Java
2 6 (2.64%) C
2 6 (2.64%) SQL
3 2 (0.88%) C#
3 2 (0.88%) PowerShell
3 2 (0.88%) VBA
4 1 (0.44%) C++
4 1 (0.44%) Python
4 1 (0.44%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 41 (18.06%) Security Cleared
2 32 (14.10%) SC Cleared
3 23 (10.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 16 (7.05%) Degree
5 13 (5.73%) PMI Certification
6 10 (4.41%) CISSP
6 10 (4.41%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 9 (3.96%) CISM
7 9 (3.96%) DV Cleared
8 8 (3.52%) ECDL
8 8 (3.52%) ISEB
8 8 (3.52%) PMP
9 7 (3.08%) ISEB Practitioner
10 5 (2.20%) APMP
10 5 (2.20%) CISA
11 4 (1.76%) CLAS
11 4 (1.76%) GIAC
12 3 (1.32%) (ISC)2 CCSP
12 3 (1.32%) Cisco Certification
12 3 (1.32%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (14.98%) PMO
2 8 (3.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (3.52%) QA
3 7 (3.08%) PCI DSS
4 6 (2.64%) COBIT
4 6 (2.64%) GxP
4 6 (2.64%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 6 (2.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.88%) Good Clinical Practice
5 2 (0.88%) P3O
5 2 (0.88%) SLA
6 1 (0.44%) GDPR
6 1 (0.44%) ISO 9000
6 1 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 1 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 1 (0.44%) NCSC
6 1 (0.44%) NIST
System Software
1 5 (2.20%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (0.44%) EMC NetWorker
1 1 (0.44%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (0.44%) ServiceCenter
1 1 (0.44%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 128 (56.39%) Microsoft
2 17 (7.49%) Remedy
3 14 (6.17%) Ericsson
4 11 (4.85%) Oracle
4 11 (4.85%) SAP
5 6 (2.64%) CheckPoint
6 5 (2.20%) Salesforce.com
7 4 (1.76%) Adobe
7 4 (1.76%) Cisco
7 4 (1.76%) Google
7 4 (1.76%) webMethods
8 3 (1.32%) Citrix
8 3 (1.32%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
8 3 (1.32%) ServiceNow
9 2 (0.88%) IBM
9 2 (0.88%) NEC
10 1 (0.44%) Avaya
10 1 (0.44%) BT
10 1 (0.44%) HP
10 1 (0.44%) McAfee