Period
to 20 September 2021

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 September 2021 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 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 338 276 324
Rank change year-on-year -62 +48 -44
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Project 476 204 673
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.75% 0.80% 0.83%
As % of the Applications category 9.82% 9.96% 9.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 347 141 435
10th Percentile £313 £189 £231
25th Percentile £394 £313 £326
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £433 £425
Median % change year-on-year +9.78% +1.80% -
75th Percentile £581 £531 £525
90th Percentile £664 £550 £616
UK median daily rate £475 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +11.76% - +1.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 0 11
10th Percentile £14.15 " £15.90
25th Percentile £19.00 " £28.79
Median hourly rate £30.00 - £36.00
75th Percentile £39.50 " £41.00
90th Percentile £46.30 " £45.25
UK median hourly rate £26.87 - £31.50

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 4,847 2,048 6,794
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 7.66% 8.05% 8.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,999 1,274 4,094
10th Percentile £155 £135 £146
25th Percentile £274 £230 £231
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £425 £400 £375
Median % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
75th Percentile £538 £500 £484
90th Percentile £625 £600 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £386 £375
% change year-on-year +10.03% +3.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 422 178 583
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.51 £10.84
25th Percentile £13.25 £13.29 £13.25
Median hourly rate £17.50 £18.50 £17.00
Median % change year-on-year -5.41% +8.82% +3.03%
75th Percentile £26.50 £32.69 £27.83
90th Percentile £44.50 £48.75 £49.75
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year -7.89% +10.14% +4.55%

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 20 September 2021.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Microsoft Project in England over the 6 months to 20 September 2021.

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 September 2021. 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 -76 188 £525 +5.00% 24
South East -43 86 £419 -6.89% 14
Midlands -35 67 £515 +35.88% 11
North of England -55 61 £425 +13.33% 7
West Midlands -21 60 £518 +33.55% 7
North West -31 47 £433 +4.85% 5
East of England -29 23 £388 -15.76% 6
South West -41 22 £529 +51.07% 7
Yorkshire -48 10 £438 +56.25% 2
East Midlands -33 7 £470 +40.30% 4
North East -16 4 £348 -18.12%
Microsoft Project
UK

For the 6 months to 20 September 2021, 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.

1 271 (56.93%) Project Management
2 217 (45.59%) Microsoft
2 217 (45.59%) Social Skills
3 181 (38.03%) Agile Software Development
4 172 (36.13%) Finance
5 143 (30.04%) Project Delivery
6 131 (27.52%) PRINCE2
7 125 (26.26%) Microsoft Excel
8 124 (26.05%) Microsoft Office
9 115 (24.16%) Stakeholder Management
10 104 (21.85%) PMO
11 87 (18.28%) Security Cleared
12 85 (17.86%) Microsoft PowerPoint
13 76 (15.97%) JIRA
14 73 (15.34%) MS Visio
15 71 (14.92%) Business Case
16 66 (13.87%) Waterfall
17 64 (13.45%) SC Cleared
18 57 (11.97%) Risk Management
19 56 (11.76%) PMP
20 55 (11.55%) Public Sector
21 54 (11.34%) Organisational Skills
22 53 (11.13%) Change Management
23 52 (10.92%) Migration
24 47 (9.87%) SAP
25 46 (9.66%) Problem-Solving
26 45 (9.45%) Influencing Skills
26 45 (9.45%) SDLC
27 44 (9.24%) PMI Certification
28 43 (9.03%) Analytical Skills

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 37 (7.77%) SharePoint
2 28 (5.88%) Confluence
3 6 (1.26%) Apache
3 6 (1.26%) IIS
4 5 (1.05%) nginx
4 5 (1.05%) Tomcat
5 2 (0.42%) CMS
5 2 (0.42%) MS Project Server
6 1 (0.21%) Appian
6 1 (0.21%) Drupal
6 1 (0.21%) EPiServer
6 1 (0.21%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (0.21%) Umbraco
Applications
1 125 (26.26%) Microsoft Excel
2 124 (26.05%) Microsoft Office
3 85 (17.86%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 73 (15.34%) MS Visio
5 10 (2.10%) Open Workbench
6 6 (1.26%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.84%) AutoCAD
7 4 (0.84%) Revit
Business Applications
1 8 (1.68%) Primavera
2 6 (1.26%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
2 6 (1.26%) SAP S/4HANA
3 5 (1.05%) SAP FI
4 4 (0.84%) Dynamics NAV
5 3 (0.63%) Oracle Receivables
5 3 (0.63%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 3 (0.63%) SAP CO
5 3 (0.63%) SAP FI/CO
6 2 (0.42%) Oracle ERP
6 2 (0.42%) Q-Pulse
6 2 (0.42%) Workfront
7 1 (0.21%) CA PPM
7 1 (0.21%) Dynamics CRM
7 1 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.21%) Unit4 Business World
7 1 (0.21%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 40 (8.40%) Azure
2 26 (5.46%) AWS
3 25 (5.25%) Microsoft 365
4 11 (2.31%) Power Platform
5 8 (1.68%) Smartsheet
6 7 (1.47%) IaaS
7 6 (1.26%) Google Workspace
7 6 (1.26%) SuccessFactors
7 6 (1.26%) Trello
8 5 (1.05%) Apigee
8 5 (1.05%) GitHub
8 5 (1.05%) SaaS
9 4 (0.84%) Basecamp
10 3 (0.63%) Azure Active Directory
10 3 (0.63%) Google Analytics
10 3 (0.63%) Google Tag Manager
11 2 (0.42%) Dynamics 365
11 2 (0.42%) Google Sheets
11 2 (0.42%) PaaS
11 2 (0.42%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 9 (1.89%) WAN
2 8 (1.68%) LAN
2 8 (1.68%) SAN
3 7 (1.47%) SSL
4 6 (1.26%) NAS
5 5 (1.05%) Internet
5 5 (1.05%) Kerberos
5 5 (1.05%) Unified Communications
6 4 (0.84%) Firewall
6 4 (0.84%) Wi-Fi
6 4 (0.84%) Wireless
7 3 (0.63%) 4G
7 3 (0.63%) MVNO
7 3 (0.63%) VoLTE
7 3 (0.63%) VoWiFi
7 3 (0.63%) Wireshark
8 2 (0.42%) 5G
8 2 (0.42%) Cisco ISE
8 2 (0.42%) LTE
8 2 (0.42%) SD-WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (5.25%) SAP HANA
2 9 (1.89%) Power BI
3 7 (1.47%) Oracle Reports
3 7 (1.47%) SAP BW
4 4 (0.84%) Spotfire
5 3 (0.63%) BusinessObjects
5 3 (0.63%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (0.63%) MongoDB
5 3 (0.63%) NoSQL
5 3 (0.63%) Oracle Database
5 3 (0.63%) SQL Server
6 2 (0.42%) Big Data
6 2 (0.42%) Data Mining
6 2 (0.42%) DB2
6 2 (0.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.21%) GIS
7 1 (0.21%) MS Access
7 1 (0.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.21%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 76 (15.97%) JIRA
2 6 (1.26%) Selenium
3 4 (0.84%) Jenkins
4 3 (0.63%) Gatling
4 3 (0.63%) Git (software)
4 3 (0.63%) Postman
5 2 (0.42%) HP UFT
5 2 (0.42%) StarTeam
6 1 (0.21%) AdminStudio
6 1 (0.21%) Bitbucket Server
6 1 (0.21%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.21%) REST Assured
6 1 (0.21%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.21%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.21%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (0.21%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 217 (45.59%) Social Skills
2 172 (36.13%) Finance
3 55 (11.55%) Public Sector
4 54 (11.34%) Organisational Skills
5 45 (9.45%) Influencing Skills
6 43 (9.03%) Analytical Skills
7 31 (6.51%) Banking
8 26 (5.46%) Presentation Skills
9 18 (3.78%) Investment Banking
10 17 (3.57%) Telecoms
11 16 (3.36%) Legal
12 11 (2.31%) Front Office
12 11 (2.31%) Law
12 11 (2.31%) Local Government
12 11 (2.31%) Retail
13 10 (2.10%) Manufacturing
14 6 (1.26%) Automotive
14 6 (1.26%) Billing
14 6 (1.26%) Marketing
14 6 (1.26%) Military
Job Titles
1 178 (37.39%) Project Manager
2 62 (13.03%) Analyst
3 44 (9.24%) IT Manager
4 40 (8.40%) IT Project Manager
5 29 (6.09%) Business Analyst
6 27 (5.67%) PMO Analyst
7 22 (4.62%) Test Manager
8 21 (4.41%) Senior Manager
9 20 (4.20%) Senior Project Manager
10 16 (3.36%) Programme Manager
11 14 (2.94%) Delivery Manager
12 13 (2.73%) Project Planner
13 12 (2.52%) PMO Lead
13 12 (2.52%) Support Officer
14 11 (2.31%) Project Officer
14 11 (2.31%) SC Cleared Project Manager
15 10 (2.10%) Architect
16 9 (1.89%) Infrastructure Manager
16 9 (1.89%) Project Support Officer
16 9 (1.89%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (1.68%) HTML
2 7 (1.47%) XML
3 6 (1.26%) LDAP
4 5 (1.05%) OAuth
4 5 (1.05%) OAuth2
4 5 (1.05%) OpenID
4 5 (1.05%) SailPoint
4 5 (1.05%) SAML
4 5 (1.05%) SPNEGO
4 5 (1.05%) WCF
4 5 (1.05%) Windows Identity Foundation
5 4 (0.84%) .NET
5 4 (0.84%) HTML5
5 4 (0.84%) JSON
5 4 (0.84%) React
5 4 (0.84%) REST
5 4 (0.84%) Web Services
6 3 (0.63%) CSS
6 3 (0.63%) EDI
6 3 (0.63%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 28 (5.88%) Management Information System
2 24 (5.04%) Data Centre
2 24 (5.04%) PMI
3 13 (2.73%) User Experience
4 12 (2.52%) Derivative
4 12 (2.52%) Legacy Systems
5 11 (2.31%) Mobile App
6 10 (2.10%) Market Risk
7 9 (1.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 8 (1.68%) NHS
8 8 (1.68%) Virtual Team
9 6 (1.26%) Enterprise Software
9 6 (1.26%) Legacy Applications
9 6 (1.26%) Self-Motivation
10 5 (1.05%) FMCG
10 5 (1.05%) PKI
11 4 (0.84%) Equities
11 4 (0.84%) Life Science
11 4 (0.84%) Renewable Energy
12 3 (0.63%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 17 (3.57%) Windows
2 9 (1.89%) Unix
3 8 (1.68%) Apple iOS
4 6 (1.26%) Linux
5 4 (0.84%) Windows 10
6 3 (0.63%) Android
6 3 (0.63%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.21%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.21%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 271 (56.93%) Project Management
2 181 (38.03%) Agile Software Development
3 143 (30.04%) Project Delivery
4 131 (27.52%) PRINCE2
5 115 (24.16%) Stakeholder Management
6 71 (14.92%) Business Case
7 66 (13.87%) Waterfall
8 57 (11.97%) Risk Management
9 53 (11.13%) Change Management
10 52 (10.92%) Migration
11 46 (9.66%) Problem-Solving
12 45 (9.45%) SDLC
13 40 (8.40%) Coaching
14 39 (8.19%) ITIL
15 38 (7.98%) Project Governance
16 36 (7.56%) Matrix Organization
17 35 (7.35%) Programme Management
18 34 (7.14%) Project Planning
19 32 (6.72%) Change Control
20 31 (6.51%) Collaborative Working
Programming Languages
1 16 (3.36%) SQL
2 10 (2.10%) Python
3 5 (1.05%) C#
3 5 (1.05%) Java
3 5 (1.05%) VB
4 4 (0.84%) JavaScript
5 3 (0.63%) C
6 2 (0.42%) C++
6 2 (0.42%) Scala
7 1 (0.21%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.21%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.21%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.21%) TypeScript
7 1 (0.21%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.21%) VBA
7 1 (0.21%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 87 (18.28%) Security Cleared
2 64 (13.45%) SC Cleared
3 56 (11.76%) PMP
4 44 (9.24%) PMI Certification
5 40 (8.40%) Degree
6 20 (4.20%) ISTQB
7 18 (3.78%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 12 (2.52%) DV Cleared
9 11 (2.31%) ACCA
9 11 (2.31%) CIMA
9 11 (2.31%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 10 (2.10%) ITIL Certification
11 9 (1.89%) APMP
11 9 (1.89%) Master's Degree
11 9 (1.89%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 7 (1.47%) ISEB
13 4 (0.84%) BICSI Certification
13 4 (0.84%) BICSI RCDD
13 4 (0.84%) HNC
14 3 (0.63%) CAPM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 104 (21.85%) PMO
2 23 (4.83%) QA
3 11 (2.31%) Data Quality
4 7 (1.47%) Accessibility
5 5 (1.05%) GDPR
5 5 (1.05%) P3O
6 2 (0.42%) FATCA
6 2 (0.42%) GRC
6 2 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.42%) MiFID
6 2 (0.42%) PMBOK
6 2 (0.42%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (0.84%) Active Directory
1 4 (0.84%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.42%) PowerHA
2 2 (0.42%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (0.21%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.21%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (0.21%) OCFS2
3 1 (0.21%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.21%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (0.21%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 6 (1.26%) Single Sign-On
2 5 (1.05%) Ansible
2 5 (1.05%) CA Single Sign-On
3 4 (0.84%) HP ALM
3 4 (0.84%) Microsoft Intune
3 4 (0.84%) SCCM
4 3 (0.63%) Grafana
4 3 (0.63%) Kibana
5 2 (0.42%) Puppet
5 2 (0.42%) Salt
5 2 (0.42%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (0.42%) Terraform
6 1 (0.21%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.21%) LiteSpeed
6 1 (0.21%) NetVault Backup
Vendors
1 217 (45.59%) Microsoft
2 47 (9.87%) SAP
3 31 (6.51%) Oracle
4 24 (5.04%) CheckPoint
5 16 (3.36%) ServiceNow
6 9 (1.89%) Planview
7 8 (1.68%) BT
7 8 (1.68%) VMware
8 6 (1.26%) Google
8 6 (1.26%) HP
9 5 (1.05%) BMC
9 5 (1.05%) CA
9 5 (1.05%) Cisco
10 4 (0.84%) Citrix
10 4 (0.84%) IFS
10 4 (0.84%) Salesforce.com
11 3 (0.63%) Apple
11 3 (0.63%) PagerDuty
11 3 (0.63%) Sage
11 3 (0.63%) Workday