Period
to 20 August 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 August 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 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 320 263 209
Rank change year-on-year -57 -54 +3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Project 662 937 1,149
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.81% 1.00% 1.30%
As % of the Applications category 9.60% 11.79% 14.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 388 629 798
England median daily rate £431 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.47% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £253 £245 £250
90th Percentile £625 £625 £588
UK median daily rate £429 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +2.08% +5.00% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 22 32
England median hourly rate £36.00 £23.75 £29.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +51.58% -20.17% +34.37%
10th Percentile £32.03 £14.80 £16.75
90th Percentile £58.70 £38.50 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +40.00% -28.57% +58.08%

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 6,895 7,949 7,871
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 8.39% 8.52% 8.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,076 4,722 4,664
England median daily rate £375 £375 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.74% +7.35%
10th Percentile £150 £150 £151
90th Percentile £580 £563 £550
UK median daily rate £375 £375 £360
% change year-on-year - +4.17% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 597 697 646
England median hourly rate £17.25 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.55% - -
10th Percentile £10.94 £10.70 £10.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £40.45 £43.75
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +6.06% - -

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 August 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 August 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 August 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 -39 250 £489 -2.25% 31
South East -39 163 £400 -3.03% 20
Midlands +35 83 £400 +6.67% 13
North of England +13 66 £413 +10.44% 18
South West -14 65 £425 +2.91% 18
West Midlands +10 60 £396 +5.47% 8
Yorkshire +17 32 £444 +21.58% 10
East of England +4 32 £425 -5.56% 5
North West -13 24 £400 +4.10% 8
East Midlands +37 23 £450 - 5
North East +18 9 £268 -28.67%
South Coast -3 1 - -
Microsoft Project
UK

For the 6 months to 20 August 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.

1 357 (53.93%) Project Management
2 280 (42.30%) Microsoft
3 249 (37.61%) Finance
4 240 (36.25%) PRINCE2
5 234 (35.35%) Microsoft Excel
6 184 (27.79%) Agile Software Development
7 177 (26.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 153 (23.11%) PMO
9 152 (22.96%) Project Delivery
10 135 (20.39%) Microsoft Office
11 118 (17.82%) Stakeholder Management
12 116 (17.52%) Security Cleared
13 107 (16.16%) Analytical Skills
14 98 (14.80%) SharePoint
15 94 (14.20%) PMI Certification
15 94 (14.20%) SC Cleared
16 78 (11.78%) Dependency Management
17 73 (11.03%) Migration
18 71 (10.73%) Project Planning
19 68 (10.27%) MS Visio
20 67 (10.12%) PMP
20 67 (10.12%) Risk Management
21 66 (9.97%) Change Management
22 63 (9.52%) JIRA
23 61 (9.21%) Oracle
24 60 (9.06%) Waterfall
25 59 (8.91%) Change Control
25 59 (8.91%) Windows
26 58 (8.76%) Programme Management
26 58 (8.76%) Problem-Solving

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 98 (14.80%) SharePoint
2 38 (5.74%) MS Project Server
3 29 (4.38%) Confluence
4 10 (1.51%) WebLogic
5 7 (1.06%) MS Exchange
6 4 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (0.60%) Skype for Business
7 2 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (0.30%) IBM Notes
7 2 (0.30%) IIS
7 2 (0.30%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (0.15%) Apache
8 1 (0.15%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.15%) CMS
8 1 (0.15%) nginx
8 1 (0.15%) Tomcat
Applications
1 234 (35.35%) Microsoft Excel
2 177 (26.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 135 (20.39%) Microsoft Office
4 68 (10.27%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.30%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 33 (4.98%) Primavera
2 13 (1.96%) Oracle ERP
2 13 (1.96%) SAP S/4HANA
3 6 (0.91%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (0.91%) Oracle General Ledger
4 4 (0.60%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (0.45%) Oracle EBS R12
5 3 (0.45%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (0.30%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.30%) Oracle Payables
6 2 (0.30%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 2 (0.30%) SAP CO
6 2 (0.30%) SAP FI
6 2 (0.30%) SAP FI/CO
6 2 (0.30%) SAP MDG
6 2 (0.30%) SAP MM
7 1 (0.15%) SAP AFS
7 1 (0.15%) SAP HR
7 1 (0.15%) SAP PM
7 1 (0.15%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 44 (6.65%) Office 365
2 27 (4.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (1.36%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (1.21%) Dynamics 365
4 8 (1.21%) Trello
5 7 (1.06%) Power Platform
6 6 (0.91%) SaaS
7 5 (0.76%) Smartsheet
8 4 (0.60%) Google Analytics
8 4 (0.60%) Slack
8 4 (0.60%) Yammer
9 2 (0.30%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.30%) OneDrive
9 2 (0.30%) SuccessFactors
10 1 (0.15%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.15%) Google Docs
10 1 (0.15%) IaaS
10 1 (0.15%) IBM Blueworks
10 1 (0.15%) iPaaS
10 1 (0.15%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 17 (2.57%) LAN
2 13 (1.96%) WAN
3 9 (1.36%) Firewall
4 7 (1.06%) Internet
4 7 (1.06%) VoIP
5 6 (0.91%) Intranet
5 6 (0.91%) Remote Desktop
5 6 (0.91%) Skype
5 6 (0.91%) WebEx
6 5 (0.76%) SAN
6 5 (0.76%) VPN
7 3 (0.45%) MPLS
7 3 (0.45%) TCP/IP
7 3 (0.45%) Unified Communications
8 2 (0.30%) DWDM
8 2 (0.30%) Ethernet
8 2 (0.30%) Software-Defined Networking
8 2 (0.30%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (0.15%) Kerberos
9 1 (0.15%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (2.27%) Oracle OWB
2 10 (1.51%) Oracle Reports
3 7 (1.06%) Power BI
4 6 (0.91%) BusinessObjects
4 6 (0.91%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (0.91%) SQL Server
5 4 (0.60%) QlikView
6 3 (0.45%) Big Data
7 2 (0.30%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
7 2 (0.30%) NoSQL
7 2 (0.30%) Oracle Exadata
7 2 (0.30%) SAP BW
8 1 (0.15%) EDRMS
8 1 (0.15%) GIS
8 1 (0.15%) MS Access
8 1 (0.15%) OLTP
8 1 (0.15%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.15%) Pentaho
8 1 (0.15%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (0.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 63 (9.52%) JIRA
2 10 (1.51%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (0.76%) Visual Studio Team System
4 3 (0.45%) JMeter
4 3 (0.45%) Selenium
5 2 (0.30%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.30%) LoadRunner
5 2 (0.30%) Zephyr
6 1 (0.15%) Balsamiq
6 1 (0.15%) ERwin
6 1 (0.15%) Grunt
6 1 (0.15%) gulp
6 1 (0.15%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.15%) LoadUI
6 1 (0.15%) SoapUI
6 1 (0.15%) StarTeam
6 1 (0.15%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 249 (37.61%) Finance
2 52 (7.85%) Public Sector
3 47 (7.10%) Telecoms
4 36 (5.44%) Banking
5 24 (3.63%) Retail
6 17 (2.57%) Manufacturing
7 14 (2.11%) Financial Institution
8 13 (1.96%) Marketing
9 10 (1.51%) Legal
9 10 (1.51%) Military
10 8 (1.21%) Electronics
11 7 (1.06%) Billing
11 7 (1.06%) French Language
11 7 (1.06%) General Ledger
12 5 (0.76%) Back Office
12 5 (0.76%) Front Office
12 5 (0.76%) Investment Banking
12 5 (0.76%) Law
12 5 (0.76%) Local Government
13 4 (0.60%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 267 (40.33%) Project Manager
2 77 (11.63%) Analyst
3 52 (7.85%) Project Planner
4 43 (6.50%) IT Manager
4 43 (6.50%) Programme Planner
5 39 (5.89%) IT Project Manager
6 38 (5.74%) PMO Analyst
7 37 (5.59%) Coordinator
8 24 (3.63%) Business Analyst
8 24 (3.63%) Infrastructure Manager
8 24 (3.63%) Programme Manager
9 23 (3.47%) Infrastructure Project Manager
9 23 (3.47%) Project Coordinator
10 21 (3.17%) ERP Manager
11 19 (2.87%) PMO Manager
12 18 (2.72%) Senior Manager
13 17 (2.57%) Applications Manager
13 17 (2.57%) ERP Project Manager
13 17 (2.57%) SAP Manager
13 17 (2.57%) SC Cleared Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (1.81%) XML
2 7 (1.06%) .NET
3 5 (0.76%) Middleware
3 5 (0.76%) Oracle Fusion
4 4 (0.60%) CGI
4 4 (0.60%) CSS
5 3 (0.45%) HTML
6 2 (0.30%) .NET Framework
6 2 (0.30%) JFC
6 2 (0.30%) WCF
6 2 (0.30%) Web Services
7 1 (0.15%) AngularJS
7 1 (0.15%) LDAP
7 1 (0.15%) Node.js
7 1 (0.15%) React
7 1 (0.15%) SailPoint
7 1 (0.15%) SAML
7 1 (0.15%) SOAP
7 1 (0.15%) SPNEGO
7 1 (0.15%) Windows Identity Foundation
Miscellaneous
1 107 (16.16%) Analytical Skills
2 42 (6.34%) PMI
3 38 (5.74%) Management Information System
4 29 (4.38%) Self-Motivation
5 17 (2.57%) Data Centre
6 15 (2.27%) Virtual Team
7 12 (1.81%) User Experience
8 8 (1.21%) Derivative
8 8 (1.21%) Public Cloud
9 7 (1.06%) CMDB
9 7 (1.06%) Greenfield Project
10 6 (0.91%) Enterprise Software
10 6 (0.91%) OTC Derivatives
11 5 (0.76%) ASIC
11 5 (0.76%) NHS
12 4 (0.60%) Blackberry
12 4 (0.60%) Client/Server
12 4 (0.60%) FMCG
13 3 (0.45%) Hedge funds
13 3 (0.45%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 59 (8.91%) Windows
2 26 (3.93%) Windows 10
3 16 (2.42%) Windows 7
4 13 (1.96%) Unix
5 10 (1.51%) Windows Server
6 9 (1.36%) Windows XP
7 6 (0.91%) Linux
8 3 (0.45%) Android
8 3 (0.45%) Apple iOS
8 3 (0.45%) Windows 2000
8 3 (0.45%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.30%) Mac OS
9 2 (0.30%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (0.30%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.30%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.15%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 357 (53.93%) Project Management
2 240 (36.25%) PRINCE2
3 184 (27.79%) Agile Software Development
4 152 (22.96%) Project Delivery
5 118 (17.82%) Stakeholder Management
6 78 (11.78%) Dependency Management
7 73 (11.03%) Migration
8 71 (10.73%) Project Planning
9 67 (10.12%) Risk Management
10 66 (9.97%) Change Management
11 60 (9.06%) Waterfall
12 59 (8.91%) Change Control
13 58 (8.76%) Problem-Solving
13 58 (8.76%) Programme Management
14 52 (7.85%) ERP
15 46 (6.95%) SDLC
16 45 (6.80%) Scrum
17 43 (6.50%) PRINCE
18 42 (6.34%) Decision-Making
18 42 (6.34%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 20 (3.02%) SQL
2 16 (2.42%) Java
3 13 (1.96%) C
4 10 (1.51%) C#
5 4 (0.60%) C++
5 4 (0.60%) VBA
6 3 (0.45%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.15%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.15%) Python
7 1 (0.15%) R
7 1 (0.15%) TypeScript
7 1 (0.15%) X++
Qualifications
1 116 (17.52%) Security Cleared
2 94 (14.20%) PMI Certification
2 94 (14.20%) SC Cleared
3 67 (10.12%) PMP
4 44 (6.65%) Degree
5 28 (4.23%) APMP
6 24 (3.63%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 23 (3.47%) ISEB
8 22 (3.32%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 12 (1.81%) ISEB Practitioner
10 11 (1.66%) APMG
10 11 (1.66%) DV Cleared
11 5 (0.76%) Microsoft Certification
12 4 (0.60%) Computer Science Degree
12 4 (0.60%) CTC Cleared
13 3 (0.45%) A+ Certification
13 3 (0.45%) MCSE
14 2 (0.30%) CCNA
14 2 (0.30%) CISA
14 2 (0.30%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 153 (23.11%) PMO
2 25 (3.78%) QA
3 11 (1.66%) SLA
4 8 (1.21%) P3O
5 7 (1.06%) MiFID
6 5 (0.76%) Data Quality
7 4 (0.60%) GAAP
7 4 (0.60%) GDPR
8 3 (0.45%) PMBOK
9 2 (0.30%) ISO 9000
9 2 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 2 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 2 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 1 (0.15%) CRD IV
10 1 (0.15%) Disclosure Scotland
10 1 (0.15%) FATCA
10 1 (0.15%) IFRS
10 1 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.15%) Solvency II
10 1 (0.15%) TARGET2
System Software
1 21 (3.17%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.45%) Hyper-V
3 2 (0.30%) NDS
3 2 (0.30%) NetIQ eDirectory
3 2 (0.30%) Oracle RAC
3 2 (0.30%) Virtual Desktop
3 2 (0.30%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.15%) Firmware
4 1 (0.15%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 6 (0.91%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 4 (0.60%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (0.60%) SCCM
3 3 (0.45%) NetBackup
3 3 (0.45%) ServiceCenter
4 2 (0.30%) Microsoft Intune
4 2 (0.30%) SCOM
4 2 (0.30%) vRealize
5 1 (0.15%) CA Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.15%) Cisco IPCC
5 1 (0.15%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.15%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 280 (42.30%) Microsoft
2 61 (9.21%) Oracle
3 45 (6.80%) SAP
4 17 (2.57%) Cisco
5 15 (2.27%) ServiceNow
6 12 (1.81%) Citrix
6 12 (1.81%) Remedy
7 10 (1.51%) webMethods
8 8 (1.21%) CheckPoint
9 7 (1.06%) Salesforce.com
10 6 (0.91%) Bomgar
10 6 (0.91%) Google
11 5 (0.76%) IBM
11 5 (0.76%) IFS
11 5 (0.76%) Tableau
11 5 (0.76%) VMware
12 4 (0.60%) Ariba
12 4 (0.60%) Dell
12 4 (0.60%) Infor
12 4 (0.60%) JD Edwards