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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 22 May 2022 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
22 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 235 309 290
Rank change year-on-year +74 -19 +27
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Project 835 363 387
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.19% 0.78% 0.90%
As % of the Applications category 15.54% 11.06% 10.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 536 248 239
10th Percentile £306 £260 £250
25th Percentile £413 £363 £325
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £450 £425
Median % change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% -
75th Percentile £575 £549 £533
90th Percentile £650 £675 £600
UK median daily rate £484 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +10.57% +2.94% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 10 6
10th Percentile £21.43 £12.38 £16.38
25th Percentile £39.75 £14.75 £18.55
Median hourly rate £44.50 £20.00 £21.73
Median % change year-on-year +122.50% -7.94% -37.93%
75th Percentile £49.25 £33.88 £26.94
90th Percentile - £41.71 £28.38
UK median hourly rate £44.50 £19.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +128.21% -13.33% -14.82%

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 5,373 3,283 3,768
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 7.63% 7.06% 8.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,548 1,915 2,250
10th Percentile £158 £151 £150
25th Percentile £253 £251 £213
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £429 £400 £375
Median % change year-on-year +7.19% +6.67% -
75th Percentile £550 £501 £488
90th Percentile £650 £589 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 389 337 395
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.25 £11.26
25th Percentile £14.25 £13.38 £13.38
Median hourly rate £22.29 £19.00 £17.50
Median % change year-on-year +17.32% +8.57% +6.06%
75th Percentile £47.50 £27.75 £22.75
90th Percentile £55.00 £45.00 £42.65
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +19.44% - +9.09%

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 22 May 2022.

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 22 May 2022.

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 22 May 2022. 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
Jobs
London +50 345 £550 +11.96% 9
South East +34 169 £463 +15.63% 19
North of England 0 83 £425 -10.53% 7
Midlands -12 79 £500 +17.65% 4
West Midlands -23 65 £508 +19.41% 3
North West -18 58 £425 -10.53% 2
South West +11 56 £450 - 9
East of England -7 39 £525 +41.89% 6
Yorkshire -19 23 £404 -42.32% 4
East Midlands -15 14 £313 -1.57% 1
North East -6 2 £438 +150.72% 1
Microsoft Project
UK

For the 6 months to 22 May 2022, 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.

1 451 (54.01%) Project Management
2 395 (47.31%) Microsoft
3 339 (40.60%) Social Skills
4 313 (37.49%) Finance
5 307 (36.77%) Agile
6 274 (32.81%) PRINCE2
7 212 (25.39%) Project Delivery
8 197 (23.59%) Microsoft Excel
9 195 (23.35%) PMO
10 191 (22.87%) Microsoft Office
11 187 (22.40%) Stakeholder Management
12 176 (21.08%) Security Cleared
13 144 (17.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
14 139 (16.65%) SC Cleared
15 135 (16.17%) JIRA
16 121 (14.49%) Risk Management
16 121 (14.49%) PMP
17 117 (14.01%) Waterfall
18 115 (13.77%) PMI Certification
19 114 (13.65%) Project Planning
20 105 (12.57%) Migration
21 104 (12.46%) MS Visio
22 103 (12.34%) Scrum
22 103 (12.34%) Public Sector
23 99 (11.86%) Change Management
24 91 (10.90%) Azure
25 80 (9.58%) Problem-Solving
26 79 (9.46%) SharePoint
27 77 (9.22%) Presentation Skills
28 75 (8.98%) ITIL

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 79 (9.46%) SharePoint
2 40 (4.79%) Confluence
3 18 (2.16%) MS Project Server
4 13 (1.56%) IIS
5 4 (0.48%) Appian
5 4 (0.48%) MS Exchange
6 3 (0.36%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 2 (0.24%) iPlanet
7 2 (0.24%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.12%) Apache
8 1 (0.12%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.12%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.12%) nginx
8 1 (0.12%) Tomcat
Applications
1 197 (23.59%) Microsoft Excel
2 191 (22.87%) Microsoft Office
3 144 (17.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 104 (12.46%) MS Visio
5 7 (0.84%) Acrobat
6 5 (0.60%) S-PLUS
7 3 (0.36%) Maya
7 3 (0.36%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.12%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.12%) Snagit
8 1 (0.12%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 9 (1.08%) PRMS
2 6 (0.72%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.60%) CA PPM
3 5 (0.60%) Primavera
3 5 (0.60%) Remedy ITSM
3 5 (0.60%) SAP S/4HANA
4 4 (0.48%) SAP ERP
5 3 (0.36%) Oracle 11i
5 3 (0.36%) Oracle BPM
5 3 (0.36%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (0.36%) Oracle Financials
6 2 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.24%) SAP PS
7 1 (0.12%) Cerner Millennium
7 1 (0.12%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.12%) Oracle EBS R12
7 1 (0.12%) ResourceLink
7 1 (0.12%) SAP FI
7 1 (0.12%) Teamcenter
7 1 (0.12%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 91 (10.90%) Azure
2 40 (4.79%) AWS
3 35 (4.19%) Microsoft 365
4 23 (2.75%) Power Platform
5 19 (2.28%) Smartsheet
6 11 (1.32%) PowerApps
7 9 (1.08%) Basecamp
7 9 (1.08%) PaaS
7 9 (1.08%) SaaS
8 7 (0.84%) Power Automate
9 6 (0.72%) Dynamics 365
9 6 (0.72%) IaaS
9 6 (0.72%) Trello
10 5 (0.60%) Azure Active Directory
10 5 (0.60%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 4 (0.48%) GCP
11 4 (0.48%) Google Workspace
11 4 (0.48%) OneDrive
12 3 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
12 3 (0.36%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 40 (4.79%) VoLTE
2 31 (3.71%) 3G
3 30 (3.59%) 2G
3 30 (3.59%) 4G
4 27 (3.23%) Wi-Fi
5 24 (2.87%) LTE
6 22 (2.63%) Internet
7 14 (1.68%) WAN
8 10 (1.20%) LAN
9 8 (0.96%) Firewall
10 5 (0.60%) 5G
10 5 (0.60%) Radio Access Network
10 5 (0.60%) Wireless
11 4 (0.48%) Cisco ISE
12 3 (0.36%) DWDM
12 3 (0.36%) HTTP
12 3 (0.36%) VoIP
13 2 (0.24%) DHCP
13 2 (0.24%) Extranet
13 2 (0.24%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (2.51%) Power BI
2 20 (2.40%) SQL Server
3 13 (1.56%) Oracle Reports
4 7 (0.84%) Data Warehouse
5 6 (0.72%) Oracle Database
6 5 (0.60%) Pentaho
7 3 (0.36%) DTS
7 3 (0.36%) Oracle Database 10g
7 3 (0.36%) Oracle Database 12c
7 3 (0.36%) Oracle9i Database
8 2 (0.24%) SAP BW
8 2 (0.24%) SAP HANA
9 1 (0.12%) Amazon Redshift
9 1 (0.12%) Big Data
9 1 (0.12%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.12%) Looker
9 1 (0.12%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.12%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.12%) Oracle Exadata
9 1 (0.12%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 135 (16.17%) JIRA
2 16 (1.92%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (0.48%) Postman
3 4 (0.48%) Zephyr
4 3 (0.36%) Ant
4 3 (0.36%) IBM UrbanCode
4 3 (0.36%) SoapUI
5 2 (0.24%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.24%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.12%) Gatling
6 1 (0.12%) GitLab
6 1 (0.12%) Selenium
6 1 (0.12%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 339 (40.60%) Social Skills
2 313 (37.49%) Finance
3 103 (12.34%) Public Sector
4 77 (9.22%) Presentation Skills
5 73 (8.74%) Telecoms
6 55 (6.59%) Influencing Skills
7 53 (6.35%) Organisational Skills
8 48 (5.75%) Analytical Skills
9 44 (5.27%) Banking
10 38 (4.55%) Local Government
11 33 (3.95%) Retail
12 31 (3.71%) Legal
13 30 (3.59%) Aviation
14 25 (2.99%) Billing
15 20 (2.40%) Investment Banking
16 18 (2.16%) Documentation Skills
16 18 (2.16%) Marketing
17 16 (1.92%) Manufacturing
18 13 (1.56%) Inclusion and Diversity
19 10 (1.20%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 386 (46.23%) Project Manager
2 81 (9.70%) Analyst
3 48 (5.75%) Project Officer
4 39 (4.67%) IT Manager
5 38 (4.55%) PMO Analyst
6 36 (4.31%) Business Analyst
6 36 (4.31%) IT Project Manager
7 33 (3.95%) Infrastructure Manager
8 32 (3.83%) Infrastructure Project Manager
9 29 (3.47%) Senior Manager
10 28 (3.35%) Coordinator
10 28 (3.35%) Senior Project Manager
10 28 (3.35%) Test Manager
11 25 (2.99%) Programme Planner
12 24 (2.87%) Migration Manager
12 24 (2.87%) Telecoms Manager
12 24 (2.87%) Telecoms Project Manager
12 24 (2.87%) Voice Project Manager
13 23 (2.75%) Programme Manager
14 21 (2.51%) Project Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (1.08%) Web Services
2 8 (0.96%) .NET
2 8 (0.96%) XML
3 7 (0.84%) JSON
3 7 (0.84%) REST
4 6 (0.72%) Middleware
5 5 (0.60%) React
6 3 (0.36%) IBM Integration Bus
6 3 (0.36%) LDAP
6 3 (0.36%) SailPoint
6 3 (0.36%) SOAP
6 3 (0.36%) Velocity
6 3 (0.36%) XML Schema
7 2 (0.24%) J2EE
8 1 (0.12%) ADO
8 1 (0.12%) CSS
8 1 (0.12%) HTML
8 1 (0.12%) Java RMI
8 1 (0.12%) OAuth
8 1 (0.12%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 54 (6.47%) Management Information System
2 48 (5.75%) Data Centre
3 36 (4.31%) Virtual Team
4 30 (3.59%) Kinect
5 28 (3.35%) PMI
6 14 (1.68%) Enterprise Software
6 14 (1.68%) Self-Motivation
7 13 (1.56%) NHS
8 12 (1.44%) User Experience
9 11 (1.32%) Market Risk
10 10 (1.20%) Derivative
10 10 (1.20%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 8 (0.96%) Equities
12 7 (0.84%) Hybrid Cloud
13 6 (0.72%) Client/Server
13 6 (0.72%) Data Protection Act
13 6 (0.72%) Mobile App
13 6 (0.72%) SWIFT
14 5 (0.60%) e-Learning
14 5 (0.60%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 48 (5.75%) Windows
2 15 (1.80%) Unix
2 15 (1.80%) Windows Server 2012
3 14 (1.68%) Windows Server
4 12 (1.44%) Linux
5 11 (1.32%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (1.08%) Windows Server 2019
7 4 (0.48%) AIX
8 3 (0.36%) Apple iOS
8 3 (0.36%) SUSE
8 3 (0.36%) Windows 10
8 3 (0.36%) Windows Server 2016
9 2 (0.24%) Android
10 1 (0.12%) Solaris
10 1 (0.12%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.12%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.12%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.12%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.12%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.12%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 451 (54.01%) Project Management
2 307 (36.77%) Agile
3 274 (32.81%) PRINCE2
4 212 (25.39%) Project Delivery
5 187 (22.40%) Stakeholder Management
6 121 (14.49%) Risk Management
7 117 (14.01%) Waterfall
8 114 (13.65%) Project Planning
9 105 (12.57%) Migration
10 103 (12.34%) Scrum
11 99 (11.86%) Change Management
12 80 (9.58%) Problem-Solving
13 75 (8.98%) ITIL
13 75 (8.98%) Programme Management
14 58 (6.95%) Project Governance
14 58 (6.95%) Workshop Facilitation
15 55 (6.59%) Business Case
15 55 (6.59%) Coaching
16 53 (6.35%) Kanban
17 52 (6.23%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 35 (4.19%) SQL
2 15 (1.80%) C
3 11 (1.32%) Java
4 8 (0.96%) Python
5 5 (0.60%) C#
5 5 (0.60%) JavaScript
6 4 (0.48%) Perl
6 4 (0.48%) Shell Script
6 4 (0.48%) VBA
7 3 (0.36%) C++
7 3 (0.36%) Korn
7 3 (0.36%) PL/SQL
8 2 (0.24%) Bash
9 1 (0.12%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.12%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.12%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 176 (21.08%) Security Cleared
2 139 (16.65%) SC Cleared
3 121 (14.49%) PMP
4 115 (13.77%) PMI Certification
5 59 (7.07%) APMP
6 53 (6.35%) Degree
7 40 (4.79%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 27 (3.23%) ISTQB
8 27 (3.23%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 26 (3.11%) DV Cleared
10 23 (2.75%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 18 (2.16%) ISEB
12 12 (1.44%) BPSS Clearance
13 7 (0.84%) Master's Degree
14 6 (0.72%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 5 (0.60%) Computer Science Degree
15 5 (0.60%) IIBA
15 5 (0.60%) ITIL Certification
16 4 (0.48%) CTC Cleared
16 4 (0.48%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 195 (23.35%) PMO
2 28 (3.35%) QA
3 13 (1.56%) GDPR
4 10 (1.20%) SLA
5 9 (1.08%) Data Quality
6 7 (0.84%) GMP
7 4 (0.48%) GRC
7 4 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 4 (0.48%) P3O
8 2 (0.24%) Accessibility
8 2 (0.24%) GxP
8 2 (0.24%) NCSC
8 2 (0.24%) SEPA
9 1 (0.12%) HL7
9 1 (0.12%) ISO 20022
9 1 (0.12%) ISO 9000
9 1 (0.12%) JSP 440
9 1 (0.12%) MiFID
9 1 (0.12%) PMBOK
9 1 (0.12%) TickIT
System Software
1 22 (2.63%) Active Directory
2 8 (0.96%) Firmware
2 8 (0.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.36%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (0.36%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (0.12%) Docker
4 1 (0.12%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.12%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.12%) ProxySG
4 1 (0.12%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (0.12%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (0.48%) NSN NetAct
2 3 (0.36%) Ansible
2 3 (0.36%) HP ALM
2 3 (0.36%) Single Sign-On
2 3 (0.36%) WebSphere Service Registry and Repository
3 2 (0.24%) Avamar
3 2 (0.24%) EMC NetWorker
3 2 (0.24%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (0.12%) CA Single Sign-On
4 1 (0.12%) Control-M
4 1 (0.12%) Failover Clustering
4 1 (0.12%) Grafana
4 1 (0.12%) Kibana
4 1 (0.12%) LiteSpeed
4 1 (0.12%) NetVault Backup
4 1 (0.12%) SCCM
4 1 (0.12%) ServiceCenter
4 1 (0.12%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.12%) Terraform
4 1 (0.12%) WMI
Vendors
1 395 (47.31%) Microsoft
2 50 (5.99%) Oracle
3 39 (4.67%) SAP
4 33 (3.95%) Ericsson
4 33 (3.95%) Remedy
5 23 (2.75%) ServiceNow
6 21 (2.51%) CheckPoint
7 18 (2.16%) Cisco
7 18 (2.16%) Planview
8 13 (1.56%) VMware
9 12 (1.44%) Mavenir
10 8 (0.96%) Google
10 8 (0.96%) Salesforce.com
11 7 (0.84%) Adobe
11 7 (0.84%) HP
11 7 (0.84%) IBM
11 7 (0.84%) Nokia
12 6 (0.72%) CA
12 6 (0.72%) Workday
13 5 (0.60%) Snow