Period
to 20 April 2019

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 20 April 2019 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
20 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 291 243 194
Rank change year-on-year -48 -49 -28
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Project 776 1,034 1,163
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.89% 1.12% 1.35%
As % of the Applications category 10.82% 12.75% 15.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 487 706 784
England median daily rate £413 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.94% +6.25% +1.27%
10th Percentile £250 £256 £227
90th Percentile £625 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £401 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -5.59% +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 22 25
England median hourly rate £35.00 £27.50 £42.48
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.27% -35.26% +60.28%
10th Percentile £25.94 £15.75 £17.25
90th Percentile £56.30 £39.53 £56.25
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £27.50 £42.48
% change year-on-year +27.27% -35.26% +38.13%

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 7,171 8,110 7,634
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 8.19% 8.75% 8.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,175 4,936 4,529
England median daily rate £375 £373 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.67% +6.43% -
10th Percentile £145 £145 £150
90th Percentile £575 £572 £538
UK median daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year +2.74% +4.29% +1.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 609 721 688
England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.20 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.85% +1.25% -
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.50 £10.00
90th Percentile £44.13 £37.63 £42.50
UK median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year +3.13% +3.23% -3.67%

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 20 April 2019.

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 20 April 2019.

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 20 April 2019. 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 -112 272 £488 +2.63% 9
South East -28 176 £403 +0.63% 5
North of England +14 119 £363 -2.03% 4
Midlands -6 84 £375 +6.01% 4
South West +3 83 £388 +29.17% 2
West Midlands -10 71 £375 +4.90% 4
Yorkshire +23 64 £375 +1.35% 1
North West +18 49 £343 -8.67% 2
East of England +20 38 £400 -21.57% 2
East Midlands +8 13 £400 +14.29%
North East -24 5 £425 +28.79% 1
South Coast -1 1 - -
Microsoft Project
UK

For the 6 months to 20 April 2019, 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.

1 428 (55.15%) Project Management
2 366 (47.16%) Microsoft
3 296 (38.14%) Finance
4 283 (36.47%) Microsoft Excel
5 226 (29.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 222 (28.61%) Microsoft Office
7 219 (28.22%) PRINCE2
8 216 (27.84%) Agile Software Development
9 208 (26.80%) PMO
10 178 (22.94%) Stakeholder Management
11 150 (19.33%) SharePoint
12 135 (17.40%) MS Visio
13 127 (16.37%) Security Cleared
14 108 (13.92%) Change Control
15 107 (13.79%) SC Cleared
15 107 (13.79%) Change Management
16 92 (11.86%) PMI Certification
17 89 (11.47%) Project Planning
17 89 (11.47%) Analytical Skills
18 86 (11.08%) JIRA
19 85 (10.95%) ITIL
20 78 (10.05%) Risk Management
21 73 (9.41%) Degree
22 71 (9.15%) Windows
23 61 (7.86%) Programme Management
24 60 (7.73%) PMI
24 60 (7.73%) SDLC
25 59 (7.60%) Waterfall
25 59 (7.60%) Oracle
26 58 (7.47%) Migration

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
1 150 (19.33%) SharePoint
2 25 (3.22%) IIS
3 24 (3.09%) Apache
3 24 (3.09%) MS Project Server
3 24 (3.09%) Tomcat
4 21 (2.71%) Skype for Business
5 15 (1.93%) WebLogic
6 14 (1.80%) Confluence
7 11 (1.42%) nginx
8 10 (1.29%) BizTalk Server
9 6 (0.77%) MS Exchange
10 4 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2010
11 2 (0.26%) IBM Notes
12 1 (0.13%) CMS
12 1 (0.13%) Documentum
12 1 (0.13%) Mule
12 1 (0.13%) Oracle Workflow
12 1 (0.13%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 283 (36.47%) Microsoft Excel
2 226 (29.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 222 (28.61%) Microsoft Office
4 135 (17.40%) MS Visio
5 9 (1.16%) Open Workbench
6 8 (1.03%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.26%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 23 (2.96%) Primavera
2 12 (1.55%) Dynamics CRM
3 8 (1.03%) SAP S/4HANA
4 6 (0.77%) Oracle ERP
5 4 (0.52%) Oracle General Ledger
5 4 (0.52%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 4 (0.52%) SAP WM
6 3 (0.39%) SAP ERP
7 2 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (0.26%) Oracle Assets
7 2 (0.26%) Oracle EBS
7 2 (0.26%) Remedy ITSM
7 2 (0.26%) SAP MDG
8 1 (0.13%) Eloqua
8 1 (0.13%) Oracle Payables
8 1 (0.13%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 1 (0.13%) SAP AFS
8 1 (0.13%) SAP BPC
8 1 (0.13%) SAP GRC
8 1 (0.13%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 48 (6.19%) Office 365
2 18 (2.32%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (1.80%) Trello
4 9 (1.16%) Dynamics 365
5 8 (1.03%) Amazon AWS
6 7 (0.90%) SaaS
7 3 (0.39%) Google Cloud Platform
7 3 (0.39%) IaaS
7 3 (0.39%) PaaS
7 3 (0.39%) SuccessFactors
7 3 (0.39%) Yammer
8 2 (0.26%) Basecamp
8 2 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.26%) iPaaS
8 2 (0.26%) OneDrive
9 1 (0.13%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.13%) BlueKai
9 1 (0.13%) Boomi
9 1 (0.13%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 23 (2.96%) Skype
2 21 (2.71%) LAN
3 18 (2.32%) SAN
4 17 (2.19%) Cisco IOS
5 14 (1.80%) WAN
6 11 (1.42%) Kerberos
6 11 (1.42%) SSL
7 7 (0.90%) 3G
7 7 (0.90%) 4G
8 6 (0.77%) Internet
8 6 (0.77%) TCP/IP
9 5 (0.64%) 2.5G
9 5 (0.64%) 2G
9 5 (0.64%) 5G
9 5 (0.64%) Firewall
9 5 (0.64%) MPLS
10 4 (0.52%) VPN
11 3 (0.39%) BGP
11 3 (0.39%) Radio Access Network
11 3 (0.39%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (3.87%) Oracle OWB
2 17 (2.19%) BusinessObjects
3 12 (1.55%) SQL Server
4 8 (1.03%) Data Warehouse
4 8 (1.03%) Power BI
5 7 (0.90%) Oracle Reports
6 5 (0.64%) RDBMS
6 5 (0.64%) Relational Database
7 3 (0.39%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.26%) OLTP
9 1 (0.13%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
9 1 (0.13%) Electronic Patient Records
9 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 1 (0.13%) QlikView
9 1 (0.13%) SAP BW
9 1 (0.13%) Spotfire
9 1 (0.13%) SQL Server 2000
9 1 (0.13%) SQL Server 2016
9 1 (0.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 86 (11.08%) JIRA
2 6 (0.77%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (0.64%) PVCS
3 5 (0.64%) Subversion
4 4 (0.52%) LoadRunner
5 3 (0.39%) SpecFlow
6 2 (0.26%) AdminStudio
6 2 (0.26%) Bitbucket
6 2 (0.26%) JMeter
6 2 (0.26%) Selenium
7 1 (0.13%) Artifactory
7 1 (0.13%) ERwin
7 1 (0.13%) Git (software)
7 1 (0.13%) HP UFT
7 1 (0.13%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.13%) JUnit
7 1 (0.13%) VersionOne
7 1 (0.13%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.13%) Visual Studio Team System
7 1 (0.13%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 296 (38.14%) Finance
2 42 (5.41%) Telecoms
3 34 (4.38%) Banking
4 22 (2.84%) Retail
5 17 (2.19%) Legal
6 15 (1.93%) Financial Institution
7 14 (1.80%) Manufacturing
8 11 (1.42%) Back Office
9 9 (1.16%) Military
10 8 (1.03%) Billing
10 8 (1.03%) Marketing
11 7 (0.90%) Aerospace
12 6 (0.77%) Pharmaceutical
13 4 (0.52%) Advertising
13 4 (0.52%) Electronics
13 4 (0.52%) General Ledger
13 4 (0.52%) Investment Banking
13 4 (0.52%) Publishing
13 4 (0.52%) Retail Banking
14 3 (0.39%) Law
Job Titles
1 266 (34.28%) Project Manager
2 119 (15.34%) Analyst
3 68 (8.76%) PMO Analyst
4 46 (5.93%) IT Manager
5 42 (5.41%) IT Project Manager
6 41 (5.28%) Project Planner
7 35 (4.51%) Coordinator
8 33 (4.25%) Business Analyst
8 33 (4.25%) Infrastructure Manager
8 33 (4.25%) Programme Manager
9 30 (3.87%) Infrastructure Project Manager
10 23 (2.96%) Senior Manager
11 21 (2.71%) Project Coordinator
12 18 (2.32%) Senior Project Manager
12 18 (2.32%) Test Manager
13 17 (2.19%) Project Controller
14 15 (1.93%) Delivery Manager
14 15 (1.93%) PMO Planner
15 14 (1.80%) Implementation Manager
15 14 (1.80%) SAP Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (3.22%) XML
2 24 (3.09%) SailPoint
3 12 (1.55%) .NET
4 11 (1.42%) LDAP
4 11 (1.42%) SAML
4 11 (1.42%) SPNEGO
4 11 (1.42%) WCF
4 11 (1.42%) Windows Identity Foundation
5 10 (1.29%) Middleware
6 5 (0.64%) Web Services
7 4 (0.52%) HTML
8 3 (0.39%) Gherkin
9 2 (0.26%) CSS
9 2 (0.26%) FIX Protocol
9 2 (0.26%) JFC
9 2 (0.26%) Oracle Fusion
9 2 (0.26%) SOAP
9 2 (0.26%) Velocity
10 1 (0.13%) OAuth2
10 1 (0.13%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 89 (11.47%) Analytical Skills
2 60 (7.73%) PMI
3 38 (4.90%) Management Information System
4 29 (3.74%) Self-Motivation
5 22 (2.84%) Data Centre
6 15 (1.93%) Virtual Team
7 12 (1.55%) PKI
8 7 (0.90%) Enterprise Software
9 5 (0.64%) Greenfield Project
9 5 (0.64%) NHS
9 5 (0.64%) Reinsurance
10 4 (0.52%) Derivative
10 4 (0.52%) Hybrid Cloud
10 4 (0.52%) User Experience
11 3 (0.39%) Client/Server
11 3 (0.39%) Driving Licence
11 3 (0.39%) Equities
12 2 (0.26%) Device Driver
12 2 (0.26%) Fixed Income
12 2 (0.26%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 71 (9.15%) Windows
2 32 (4.12%) Windows 10
3 17 (2.19%) Unix
4 14 (1.80%) Windows 7
5 10 (1.29%) Windows Server
6 9 (1.16%) Linux
7 7 (0.90%) Android
8 6 (0.77%) Apple iOS
9 4 (0.52%) AIX
10 3 (0.39%) Mac OS
10 3 (0.39%) Solaris
10 3 (0.39%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (0.39%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.13%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 428 (55.15%) Project Management
2 219 (28.22%) PRINCE2
3 216 (27.84%) Agile Software Development
4 178 (22.94%) Stakeholder Management
5 108 (13.92%) Change Control
6 107 (13.79%) Change Management
7 89 (11.47%) Project Planning
8 85 (10.95%) ITIL
9 78 (10.05%) Risk Management
10 61 (7.86%) Programme Management
11 60 (7.73%) SDLC
12 59 (7.60%) Waterfall
13 58 (7.47%) Migration
13 58 (7.47%) Problem-Solving
14 56 (7.22%) Decision-Making
15 50 (6.44%) Project Governance
16 41 (5.28%) Scrum
17 38 (4.90%) Coaching
18 37 (4.77%) Dependency Management
18 37 (4.77%) Quality Management
Programming Languages
1 54 (6.96%) SQL
2 24 (3.09%) Java
2 24 (3.09%) Python
3 11 (1.42%) PowerShell
4 9 (1.16%) C
4 9 (1.16%) VB
5 8 (1.03%) C#
6 6 (0.77%) VBA
7 5 (0.64%) C++
8 4 (0.52%) VBScript
9 1 (0.13%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 1 (0.13%) Embedded C++
9 1 (0.13%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.13%) R
9 1 (0.13%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 127 (16.37%) Security Cleared
2 107 (13.79%) SC Cleared
3 92 (11.86%) PMI Certification
4 73 (9.41%) Degree
5 51 (6.57%) PMP
6 41 (5.28%) ISEB
7 29 (3.74%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 27 (3.48%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 26 (3.35%) APMP
10 14 (1.80%) DV Cleared
11 13 (1.68%) ISEB Practitioner
12 8 (1.03%) Computer Science Degree
12 8 (1.03%) ISTQB
12 8 (1.03%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 5 (0.64%) BPSS Clearance
14 3 (0.39%) HNC
14 3 (0.39%) MCSE
14 3 (0.39%) Microsoft Certification
14 3 (0.39%) TOGAF Certification
15 2 (0.26%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 208 (26.80%) PMO
2 34 (4.38%) QA
3 10 (1.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 8 (1.03%) GDPR
4 8 (1.03%) P3O
5 7 (0.90%) Data Quality
5 7 (0.90%) SLA
6 6 (0.77%) GAAP
6 6 (0.77%) PMBOK
7 5 (0.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 4 (0.52%) Disclosure Scotland
8 4 (0.52%) MiFID
9 3 (0.39%) ISO 9001
10 2 (0.26%) FATCA
10 2 (0.26%) PCI DSS
11 1 (0.13%) CRD IV
11 1 (0.13%) IFRS
11 1 (0.13%) PSD2
System Software
1 29 (3.74%) Active Directory
2 11 (1.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (1.03%) Microsoft App-V
4 6 (0.77%) Virtual Desktop
5 5 (0.64%) XenApp
6 3 (0.39%) vSphere
6 3 (0.39%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.13%) BitLocker
7 1 (0.13%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 28 (3.61%) Single Sign-On
2 17 (2.19%) NetBackup
2 17 (2.19%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 11 (1.42%) CA Single Sign-On
3 11 (1.42%) SCCM
4 10 (1.29%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 5 (0.64%) SCOM
6 3 (0.39%) HP Quality Center
6 3 (0.39%) vRealize
7 2 (0.26%) Microsoft Intune
7 2 (0.26%) ServiceCenter
8 1 (0.13%) AirWatch
8 1 (0.13%) Ansible
8 1 (0.13%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 366 (47.16%) Microsoft
2 59 (7.60%) Oracle
3 43 (5.54%) SAP
4 33 (4.25%) Cisco
5 32 (4.12%) ServiceNow
6 18 (2.32%) Symantec
7 17 (2.19%) IronPort
7 17 (2.19%) Veritas
8 16 (2.06%) CheckPoint
9 15 (1.93%) webMethods
10 14 (1.80%) IBM
10 14 (1.80%) VMware
11 13 (1.68%) CA
12 12 (1.55%) ForgeRock
13 11 (1.42%) Axway
13 11 (1.42%) BMC
14 10 (1.29%) Salesforce.com
15 9 (1.16%) Citrix
15 9 (1.16%) Workday
16 8 (1.03%) Remedy