Period
to 25 February 2018

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 25 February 2018 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
25 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 231 200 166
Rank change year-on-year -31 -34 -36
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Project 1,076 1,155 1,529
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.17% 1.31% 1.54%
As % of the Applications category 13.22% 14.52% 15.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 749 779 1,032
England median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.23%
10th Percentile £254 £220 £233
90th Percentile £575 £575 £538
UK median daily rate £413 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +3.13% +2.56% +0.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 16 32
England median hourly rate £28.75 £42.48 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.31% +21.36% +62.79%
10th Percentile £18.14 £16.50 £15.05
90th Percentile £39.55 £56.88 £45.24
UK median hourly rate £30.00 £41.24 £37.14
% change year-on-year -27.25% +11.05% +48.54%

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 8,139 7,953 10,007
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 8.86% 9.02% 10.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,027 4,748 5,928
England median daily rate £360 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% - +3.70%
10th Percentile £143 £150 £155
90th Percentile £571 £538 £538
UK median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 714 795 953
England median hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.13% +1.59% +5.95%
10th Percentile £10.29 £10.00 £9.53
90th Percentile £36.83 £40.85 £38.75
UK median hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year -3.23% -3.13% +8.47%

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 25 February 2018.

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 25 February 2018.

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 25 February 2018. 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 +3 530 £450 - 32
South East -35 223 £410 +9.33% 25
North of England +13 109 £375 +1.35% 29
Midlands +3 107 £350 -6.67% 16
West Midlands +14 82 £351 -6.53% 12
South West -29 55 £300 -14.29% 9
Yorkshire -10 49 £375 -1.32% 9
East of England -39 48 £490 +30.67% 7
North West +5 35 £400 -13.98% 18
North East +60 25 £353 +22.08% 2
East Midlands -12 25 £308 -21.56% 4
South Coast +3 3 £400 -
Microsoft Project
UK

For the 6 months to 25 February 2018, 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.

1 529 (49.16%) Project Management
2 445 (41.36%) Microsoft
3 409 (38.01%) Finance
4 393 (36.52%) Microsoft Excel
5 378 (35.13%) PRINCE2
6 309 (28.72%) Agile Software Development
7 291 (27.04%) PMO
8 249 (23.14%) Stakeholder Management
9 247 (22.96%) Microsoft Office
10 233 (21.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
11 211 (19.61%) MS Visio
12 196 (18.22%) Project Planning
13 154 (14.31%) Security Cleared
14 137 (12.73%) Change Management
15 132 (12.27%) SharePoint
16 124 (11.52%) SC Cleared
17 115 (10.69%) Analytical Skills
18 112 (10.41%) Risk Management
18 112 (10.41%) Programme Management
19 107 (9.94%) Change Control
20 106 (9.85%) PMI Certification
21 96 (8.92%) PMP
22 92 (8.55%) JIRA
23 90 (8.36%) Degree
24 88 (8.18%) Waterfall
25 81 (7.53%) SDLC
26 73 (6.78%) Project Governance
27 71 (6.60%) Business Analysis
28 68 (6.32%) ITIL
29 61 (5.67%) Banking

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
1 132 (12.27%) SharePoint
2 42 (3.90%) MS Project Server
3 32 (2.97%) Confluence
4 25 (2.32%) CMS
5 16 (1.49%) BizTalk Server
6 10 (0.93%) Tomcat
7 7 (0.65%) WebLogic
8 6 (0.56%) Apache
9 5 (0.46%) Documentum
9 5 (0.46%) IIS
9 5 (0.46%) Skype for Business
10 4 (0.37%) JBoss
10 4 (0.37%) OpenStack
10 4 (0.37%) SharePoint Server
11 3 (0.28%) SharePoint 2010
11 3 (0.28%) SharePoint 2013
11 3 (0.28%) Sitecore CMS
12 2 (0.19%) Apache TomEE
12 2 (0.19%) nginx
12 2 (0.19%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 393 (36.52%) Microsoft Excel
2 247 (22.96%) Microsoft Office
3 233 (21.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 211 (19.61%) MS Visio
5 11 (1.02%) Adobe Captivate
6 9 (0.84%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.28%) Open Workbench
8 1 (0.093%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 26 (2.42%) Primavera
2 21 (1.95%) Elite 3E
3 19 (1.77%) Dynamics CRM
4 13 (1.21%) NetSuite
5 12 (1.12%) Dynamics AX
6 9 (0.84%) Unit4 Business World
7 7 (0.65%) CA PPM
7 7 (0.65%) Infor CRM
8 5 (0.46%) iTrent
9 4 (0.37%) Infor CloudSuite
9 4 (0.37%) Infor M3
9 4 (0.37%) Lawson
10 3 (0.28%) Oracle EBS
10 3 (0.28%) Oracle ERP
10 3 (0.28%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
10 3 (0.28%) SAP S/4HANA
11 2 (0.19%) Maximo
11 2 (0.19%) SAP ERP
12 1 (0.093%) SAP CO
12 1 (0.093%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 43 (4.00%) Office 365
2 17 (1.58%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (1.49%) Cloud Computing
4 9 (0.84%) OneDrive
5 7 (0.65%) SaaS
6 6 (0.56%) PaaS
7 4 (0.37%) Amazon AWS
8 3 (0.28%) Google Cloud Platform
8 3 (0.28%) IaaS
9 2 (0.19%) Azure Active Directory
9 2 (0.19%) Dropbox
9 2 (0.19%) Google App Engine
9 2 (0.19%) Google Compute Engine
9 2 (0.19%) Trello
10 1 (0.093%) Basecamp
10 1 (0.093%) Dynamics 365
10 1 (0.093%) Slack
10 1 (0.093%) SuccessFactors
10 1 (0.093%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 15 (1.39%) Skype
2 11 (1.02%) Internet
3 9 (0.84%) Remote Desktop
4 8 (0.74%) WAN
5 7 (0.65%) Intranet
6 6 (0.56%) ATM
6 6 (0.56%) LAN
7 5 (0.46%) Firewall
7 5 (0.46%) SAN
7 5 (0.46%) VPN
8 4 (0.37%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (0.28%) 2G
9 3 (0.28%) ADSL
9 3 (0.28%) Ethernet
9 3 (0.28%) LTE
9 3 (0.28%) MPLS
9 3 (0.28%) NAS
9 3 (0.28%) Profibus
9 3 (0.28%) TETRA
10 2 (0.19%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (2.32%) SQL Server
2 18 (1.67%) Data Warehouse
2 18 (1.67%) Power BI
3 17 (1.58%) MS Access
4 11 (1.02%) BusinessObjects
5 10 (0.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 9 (0.84%) Big Data
6 9 (0.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 9 (0.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 8 (0.74%) Relational Database
8 7 (0.65%) SQL Server 2014
8 7 (0.65%) SQL Server 2016
9 5 (0.46%) Data Mining
9 5 (0.46%) Oracle Reports
10 4 (0.37%) MySQL
10 4 (0.37%) Oracle OWB
10 4 (0.37%) PostgreSQL
10 4 (0.37%) SAP Data Services
11 3 (0.28%) Qlik Sense
11 3 (0.28%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 92 (8.55%) JIRA
2 8 (0.74%) Jenkins
3 7 (0.65%) Selenium
3 7 (0.65%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (0.46%) Cucumber
5 4 (0.37%) Zephyr
6 3 (0.28%) GitLab
6 3 (0.28%) JMeter
6 3 (0.28%) SoapUI
6 3 (0.28%) Subversion
6 3 (0.28%) Visual Studio Team System
7 2 (0.19%) Bitbucket
7 2 (0.19%) Eclipse
7 2 (0.19%) FishEye
7 2 (0.19%) Git (software)
7 2 (0.19%) HP UFT
7 2 (0.19%) jMock
7 2 (0.19%) JUnit
7 2 (0.19%) Maven
7 2 (0.19%) Mockito
General
1 409 (38.01%) Finance
2 61 (5.67%) Banking
3 57 (5.30%) Telecoms
4 46 (4.28%) Legal
4 46 (4.28%) Retail
5 42 (3.90%) Marketing
6 33 (3.07%) Law
7 26 (2.42%) Advertising
8 21 (1.95%) Manufacturing
9 16 (1.49%) Investment Banking
10 14 (1.30%) Pharmaceutical
11 13 (1.21%) Billing
11 13 (1.21%) Retail Banking
12 12 (1.12%) Automotive
13 11 (1.02%) Front Office
14 10 (0.93%) Financial Institution
14 10 (0.93%) Japanese Language
15 9 (0.84%) Military
16 7 (0.65%) Back Office
17 6 (0.56%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 410 (38.10%) Project Manager
2 185 (17.19%) Analyst
3 87 (8.09%) Business Analyst
4 68 (6.32%) Project Planner
5 63 (5.86%) PMO Analyst
6 56 (5.20%) IT Manager
7 53 (4.93%) Senior Manager
8 51 (4.74%) Coordinator
8 51 (4.74%) Senior Project Manager
9 48 (4.46%) IT Project Manager
10 46 (4.28%) Programme Planner
11 38 (3.53%) Project Officer
12 37 (3.44%) Project Analyst
12 37 (3.44%) Project Coordinator
13 35 (3.25%) Junior
14 33 (3.07%) PMO Lead
15 30 (2.79%) Developer
15 30 (2.79%) GDPR Project Manager
15 30 (2.79%) Junior Project Manager
16 29 (2.70%) Support Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (1.49%) HTML
1 16 (1.49%) XML
2 14 (1.30%) CSS
3 9 (0.84%) Web Services
4 5 (0.46%) .NET
4 5 (0.46%) Oracle Fusion
4 5 (0.46%) Velocity
5 4 (0.37%) LDAP
5 4 (0.37%) Middleware
5 4 (0.37%) RESTful
5 4 (0.37%) SailPoint
6 3 (0.28%) AngularJS
6 3 (0.28%) COM
6 3 (0.28%) J2EE
6 3 (0.28%) REST
7 2 (0.19%) EJB
7 2 (0.19%) JSP
7 2 (0.19%) SAML
7 2 (0.19%) SOAP
7 2 (0.19%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 115 (10.69%) Analytical Skills
2 57 (5.30%) Management Information System
3 39 (3.62%) PMI
4 36 (3.35%) Virtual Team
5 23 (2.14%) User Experience
6 20 (1.86%) Data Centre
7 15 (1.39%) Computer Science
8 14 (1.30%) e-Learning
9 13 (1.21%) Mobile App
10 12 (1.12%) Learning Management System
11 10 (0.93%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 10 (0.93%) NHS
12 9 (0.84%) Enterprise Software
12 9 (0.84%) Fat Client
12 9 (0.84%) FMCG
12 9 (0.84%) Thin Client
13 8 (0.74%) Data Structures
14 6 (0.56%) Derivative
15 5 (0.46%) Credit Risk
15 5 (0.46%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 43 (4.00%) Windows
2 13 (1.21%) Windows 10
3 10 (0.93%) Windows 7
4 9 (0.84%) Unix
5 6 (0.56%) Linux
6 5 (0.46%) Apple iOS
7 3 (0.28%) Android
7 3 (0.28%) VxWorks
8 2 (0.19%) AIX
8 2 (0.19%) HPUX
8 2 (0.19%) Solaris
8 2 (0.19%) Windows Server
9 1 (0.093%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.093%) SUSE
9 1 (0.093%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.093%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.093%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 529 (49.16%) Project Management
2 378 (35.13%) PRINCE2
3 309 (28.72%) Agile Software Development
4 249 (23.14%) Stakeholder Management
5 196 (18.22%) Project Planning
6 137 (12.73%) Change Management
7 112 (10.41%) Programme Management
7 112 (10.41%) Risk Management
8 107 (9.94%) Change Control
9 88 (8.18%) Waterfall
10 81 (7.53%) SDLC
11 73 (6.78%) Project Governance
12 71 (6.60%) Business Analysis
13 68 (6.32%) ITIL
14 61 (5.67%) CRM
15 59 (5.48%) Stakeholder Engagement
16 56 (5.20%) Business Intelligence
17 55 (5.11%) Matrix Organization
17 55 (5.11%) Scrum
18 52 (4.83%) Dependency Management
Programming Languages
1 49 (4.55%) SQL
2 29 (2.70%) C
3 19 (1.77%) VBA
4 11 (1.02%) Java
5 10 (0.93%) T-SQL
6 7 (0.65%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
7 6 (0.56%) JavaScript
8 4 (0.37%) C++
8 4 (0.37%) PHP
8 4 (0.37%) Python
8 4 (0.37%) VB
9 3 (0.28%) Pascal
10 2 (0.19%) PL/SQL
10 2 (0.19%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.093%) X++
Qualifications
1 154 (14.31%) Security Cleared
2 124 (11.52%) SC Cleared
3 106 (9.85%) PMI Certification
4 96 (8.92%) PMP
5 90 (8.36%) Degree
6 51 (4.74%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 50 (4.65%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 38 (3.53%) ISEB
9 36 (3.35%) APMP
10 18 (1.67%) DV Cleared
11 13 (1.21%) BPSS Clearance
12 12 (1.12%) ISTQB
13 11 (1.02%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 10 (0.93%) HNC
15 9 (0.84%) CTC Cleared
15 9 (0.84%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 8 (0.74%) HND
16 8 (0.74%) SAFe Agilist
17 6 (0.56%) ITIL Certification
18 4 (0.37%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 291 (27.04%) PMO
2 59 (5.48%) GDPR
3 55 (5.11%) QA
4 11 (1.02%) MiFID
4 11 (1.02%) PCI DSS
5 10 (0.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 9 (0.84%) P3O
6 9 (0.84%) PMBOK
7 6 (0.56%) SLA
8 4 (0.37%) Disclosure Scotland
8 4 (0.37%) Dodd-Frank
8 4 (0.37%) Solvency II
9 3 (0.28%) Data Quality
9 3 (0.28%) EMIR
9 3 (0.28%) IEC 61508
9 3 (0.28%) IEC 62304
9 3 (0.28%) IFRS
10 2 (0.19%) GxP
10 2 (0.19%) IFRS 9
10 2 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 27 (2.51%) Active Directory
2 6 (0.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.28%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.19%) KVM
4 2 (0.19%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (0.19%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 1 (0.093%) Firmware
5 1 (0.093%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.093%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (0.093%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.093%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 13 (1.21%) HP ALM
2 8 (0.74%) SCCM
2 8 (0.74%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 7 (0.65%) HP Quality Center
3 7 (0.65%) Single Sign-On
4 3 (0.28%) Ansible
4 3 (0.28%) Microsoft Intune
4 3 (0.28%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (0.28%) Puppet
5 2 (0.19%) CA Single Sign-On
5 2 (0.19%) OpenView
6 1 (0.093%) BMC PATROL
6 1 (0.093%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (0.093%) SCOM
Vendors
1 445 (41.36%) Microsoft
2 40 (3.72%) Oracle
3 39 (3.62%) SAP
4 23 (2.14%) HP
5 21 (1.95%) Intapp
6 19 (1.77%) Citrix
7 15 (1.39%) Salesforce.com
8 14 (1.30%) Adobe
9 10 (0.93%) CheckPoint
9 10 (0.93%) Progress
9 10 (0.93%) Remedy
10 9 (0.84%) CA
10 9 (0.84%) Cisco
11 7 (0.65%) EMC
12 6 (0.56%) Atlassian
12 6 (0.56%) VMware
12 6 (0.56%) Xerox
13 5 (0.46%) Motorola
13 5 (0.46%) ServiceNow
13 5 (0.46%) Workday