Period
to 15 October 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 15 October 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
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 271 211 227
Rank change year-on-year -60 +16 -66
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Project 904 1,121 1,176
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.96% 1.24% 1.20%
As % of the Applications category 11.45% 13.99% 13.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 609 789 794
England median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +0.65%
10th Percentile £250 £255 £225
90th Percentile £638 £575 £565
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 25 21
England median hourly rate £25.12 £25.12 £21.78
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +15.34% -15.12%
10th Percentile £12.74 £15.78 £15.00
90th Percentile £43.10 £45.00 £41.50
UK median hourly rate £25.81 £25.31 £22.14
% change year-on-year +1.98% +14.32% -14.43%

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 7,894 8,015 8,986
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 8.38% 8.86% 9.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,717 4,851 5,282
England median daily rate £375 £360 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.17% +5.88% -2.86%
10th Percentile £145 £150 £148
90th Percentile £563 £550 £525
UK median daily rate £370 £350 £335
% change year-on-year +5.71% +4.48% -3.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 731 625 899
England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.06 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.74% -2.67% +7.46%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.00 £10.00
90th Percentile £41.25 £38.30 £40.50
UK median hourly rate £16.25 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year +1.56% -3.03% +10.00%

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 15 October 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 15 October 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 15 October 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 -40 352 £500 +14.29% 34
South East -32 218 £419 +7.72% 21
North of England -46 98 £375 -2.60% 15
Midlands -37 88 £375 +15.38% 12
South West -47 79 £400 - 11
West Midlands -12 72 £375 +15.38% 10
East of England -7 62 £475 +28.38% 13
North West +10 57 £375 -6.25% 9
Yorkshire -58 31 £375 +11.11% 6
East Midlands -19 15 £450 +30.91% 2
North East -17 10 £384 -6.40%
Microsoft Project
UK

For the 6 months to 15 October 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.

1 482 (53.32%) Project Management
2 403 (44.58%) Microsoft
3 325 (35.95%) Microsoft Excel
4 313 (34.62%) Finance
5 291 (32.19%) PRINCE2
6 249 (27.54%) Agile Software Development
7 248 (27.43%) Microsoft Office
8 213 (23.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 212 (23.45%) PMO
10 178 (19.69%) Stakeholder Management
11 164 (18.14%) MS Visio
12 136 (15.04%) SharePoint
13 129 (14.27%) Project Planning
14 123 (13.61%) Security Cleared
15 117 (12.94%) ITIL
16 116 (12.83%) Analytical Skills
17 99 (10.95%) Problem-Solving
18 97 (10.73%) Change Management
19 91 (10.07%) Programme Management
20 89 (9.85%) Risk Management
21 83 (9.18%) Waterfall
22 82 (9.07%) Windows
23 79 (8.74%) SC Cleared
24 77 (8.52%) Migration
25 76 (8.41%) JIRA
26 75 (8.30%) Degree
27 68 (7.52%) PMI Certification
28 67 (7.41%) Change Control
28 67 (7.41%) SDLC
29 62 (6.86%) PMP

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
1 136 (15.04%) SharePoint
2 36 (3.98%) IIS
3 27 (2.99%) Confluence
4 24 (2.65%) Apache
4 24 (2.65%) Tomcat
5 20 (2.21%) MS Project Server
6 11 (1.22%) SharePoint 2013
7 10 (1.11%) Documentum
8 9 (1.00%) nginx
9 8 (0.88%) K2 blackpearl
10 7 (0.77%) BizTalk Server
11 6 (0.66%) WebLogic
11 6 (0.66%) WebSphere
12 3 (0.33%) Apache Spark
12 3 (0.33%) Skype for Business
13 2 (0.22%) CMS
13 2 (0.22%) IBM Domino
13 2 (0.22%) IBM Notes
13 2 (0.22%) Oracle Workflow
14 1 (0.11%) JBoss
Applications
1 325 (35.95%) Microsoft Excel
2 248 (27.43%) Microsoft Office
3 213 (23.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 164 (18.14%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.66%) Open Workbench
6 5 (0.55%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.22%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.11%) Adobe Captivate
8 1 (0.11%) Fireworks
8 1 (0.11%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 28 (3.10%) Primavera
2 11 (1.22%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (0.77%) CA PPM
4 3 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.33%) Oracle Financials
4 3 (0.33%) Sage 50
5 2 (0.22%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (0.22%) Oracle BPM
5 2 (0.22%) SAP CRM
5 2 (0.22%) SAP ERP
5 2 (0.22%) SAP HCM
6 1 (0.11%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.11%) Eloqua
6 1 (0.11%) Finacle
6 1 (0.11%) HFM
6 1 (0.11%) Loan IQ
6 1 (0.11%) Maximo
6 1 (0.11%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.11%) SAP MM
6 1 (0.11%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 50 (5.53%) Office 365
2 49 (5.42%) Microsoft Azure
3 21 (2.32%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (1.00%) SaaS
5 8 (0.88%) PaaS
6 5 (0.55%) Azure Active Directory
6 5 (0.55%) SuccessFactors
7 4 (0.44%) Dynamics 365
7 4 (0.44%) Trello
8 3 (0.33%) IaaS
9 2 (0.22%) Google Drive
9 2 (0.22%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
9 2 (0.22%) SurveyMonkey
10 1 (0.11%) Asana
10 1 (0.11%) Basecamp
10 1 (0.11%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.11%) GitHub
10 1 (0.11%) Lucidchart
10 1 (0.11%) Slack
10 1 (0.11%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 25 (2.77%) Firewall
2 19 (2.10%) Kerberos
2 19 (2.10%) SSL
3 18 (1.99%) LAN
4 16 (1.77%) DMZ
5 10 (1.11%) Software-Defined Networking
6 9 (1.00%) WAN
7 7 (0.77%) DNS
7 7 (0.77%) SAN
7 7 (0.77%) Wi-Fi
8 6 (0.66%) Skype
9 5 (0.55%) LTE
9 5 (0.55%) VoLTE
10 4 (0.44%) iSCSI
10 4 (0.44%) NAS
11 3 (0.33%) Broadband
11 3 (0.33%) Internet
11 3 (0.33%) Unified Communications
11 3 (0.33%) VoIP
11 3 (0.33%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (2.54%) SQL Server
2 15 (1.66%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (0.88%) Oracle OWB
4 6 (0.66%) BusinessObjects
5 5 (0.55%) Power BI
6 4 (0.44%) GIS
6 4 (0.44%) MS Access
7 3 (0.33%) Apache Kudu
7 3 (0.33%) Big Data
7 3 (0.33%) Data Lake
7 3 (0.33%) Data Mining
7 3 (0.33%) Geospatial Data
7 3 (0.33%) Impala
7 3 (0.33%) MongoDB
7 3 (0.33%) Oracle Reports
7 3 (0.33%) RDBMS
7 3 (0.33%) Relational Database
8 2 (0.22%) DataStage
8 2 (0.22%) Oracle BI EE
8 2 (0.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 76 (8.41%) JIRA
2 7 (0.77%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (0.44%) GitLab
3 4 (0.44%) Jenkins
3 4 (0.44%) Selenium
4 2 (0.22%) Ant
4 2 (0.22%) Cucumber
4 2 (0.22%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.22%) IBM UrbanCode
4 2 (0.22%) Toad
4 2 (0.22%) Visual Studio
4 2 (0.22%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (0.11%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.11%) gulp
5 1 (0.11%) SoapUI
5 1 (0.11%) Subversion
5 1 (0.11%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.11%) VersionOne
5 1 (0.11%) Zephyr
General
1 313 (34.62%) Finance
2 55 (6.08%) Banking
3 48 (5.31%) Telecoms
4 47 (5.20%) Retail
5 35 (3.87%) Marketing
6 19 (2.10%) Manufacturing
7 16 (1.77%) Military
8 15 (1.66%) Investment Banking
9 13 (1.44%) Law
9 13 (1.44%) Legal
10 12 (1.33%) Retail Banking
11 8 (0.88%) Advertising
12 7 (0.77%) Billing
12 7 (0.77%) Electronics
13 6 (0.66%) Dutch Language
14 5 (0.55%) Financial Institution
14 5 (0.55%) Pharmaceutical
15 4 (0.44%) Automotive
16 3 (0.33%) Aerospace
16 3 (0.33%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 377 (41.70%) Project Manager
2 108 (11.95%) Analyst
3 63 (6.97%) IT Manager
4 53 (5.86%) IT Project Manager
5 52 (5.75%) PMO Analyst
6 48 (5.31%) Senior Manager
7 43 (4.76%) Coordinator
7 43 (4.76%) Project Planner
8 41 (4.54%) Business Analyst
8 41 (4.54%) Senior Project Manager
9 39 (4.31%) Infrastructure Manager
10 31 (3.43%) Programme Planner
10 31 (3.43%) Project Coordinator
11 27 (2.99%) Infrastructure Project Manager
12 26 (2.88%) Junior
13 24 (2.65%) PMO Manager
13 24 (2.65%) Technical Manager
14 22 (2.43%) PMO Planner
15 21 (2.32%) Programme Manager
16 20 (2.21%) Technical Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (2.77%) SailPoint
2 20 (2.21%) LDAP
3 19 (2.10%) SAML
4 18 (1.99%) Middleware
4 18 (1.99%) Web Services
5 17 (1.88%) XML
6 15 (1.66%) .NET
7 9 (1.00%) SPNEGO
7 9 (1.00%) WCF
7 9 (1.00%) Windows Identity Foundation
8 5 (0.55%) WPF
9 3 (0.33%) COM
10 2 (0.22%) CSS
10 2 (0.22%) EDI
10 2 (0.22%) IBM Integration Bus
10 2 (0.22%) JFC
10 2 (0.22%) JSON
10 2 (0.22%) OAuth
10 2 (0.22%) WebSphere MQ
10 2 (0.22%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 116 (12.83%) Analytical Skills
2 56 (6.19%) Management Information System
3 32 (3.54%) Data Centre
4 29 (3.21%) PMI
5 27 (2.99%) Self-Motivation
6 24 (2.65%) Virtual Team
7 17 (1.88%) Hybrid Cloud
8 12 (1.33%) Computer Science
9 11 (1.22%) NHS
10 9 (1.00%) PKI
11 7 (0.77%) User Experience
12 6 (0.66%) CCTV
12 6 (0.66%) Life Science
13 4 (0.44%) Enterprise Storage
13 4 (0.44%) FMCG
13 4 (0.44%) LPAR
13 4 (0.44%) Mobile App
13 4 (0.44%) Wiki
14 3 (0.33%) Smart Meter
14 3 (0.33%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 82 (9.07%) Windows
2 28 (3.10%) Unix
3 26 (2.88%) Windows 10
4 23 (2.54%) Linux
5 16 (1.77%) Windows Server 2012
6 13 (1.44%) Windows Server
7 5 (0.55%) Windows 7
8 4 (0.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (0.44%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 3 (0.33%) AIX
9 3 (0.33%) Android
9 3 (0.33%) Apple iOS
10 2 (0.22%) Solaris
10 2 (0.22%) zOS
11 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 482 (53.32%) Project Management
2 291 (32.19%) PRINCE2
3 249 (27.54%) Agile Software Development
4 178 (19.69%) Stakeholder Management
5 129 (14.27%) Project Planning
6 117 (12.94%) ITIL
7 99 (10.95%) Problem-Solving
8 97 (10.73%) Change Management
9 91 (10.07%) Programme Management
10 89 (9.85%) Risk Management
11 83 (9.18%) Waterfall
12 77 (8.52%) Migration
13 67 (7.41%) Change Control
13 67 (7.41%) SDLC
14 52 (5.75%) Project Governance
15 47 (5.20%) Decision-Making
15 47 (5.20%) Scrum
16 46 (5.09%) Resource Management
17 45 (4.98%) Coaching
18 44 (4.87%) Quality Management
Programming Languages
1 60 (6.64%) SQL
2 28 (3.10%) Python
3 13 (1.44%) C
3 13 (1.44%) Java
4 10 (1.11%) PowerShell
5 9 (1.00%) C#
6 7 (0.77%) Shell Script
7 4 (0.44%) JavaScript
8 2 (0.22%) C++
8 2 (0.22%) Korn
8 2 (0.22%) Perl
8 2 (0.22%) PL/SQL
8 2 (0.22%) VB
8 2 (0.22%) VBScript
8 2 (0.22%) X++
9 1 (0.11%) PHP
9 1 (0.11%) Ruby
9 1 (0.11%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.11%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.11%) VB6
Qualifications
1 123 (13.61%) Security Cleared
2 79 (8.74%) SC Cleared
3 75 (8.30%) Degree
4 68 (7.52%) PMI Certification
5 62 (6.86%) PMP
6 51 (5.64%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 37 (4.09%) DV Cleared
8 34 (3.76%) APMP
9 28 (3.10%) ISEB
10 27 (2.99%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 12 (1.33%) HND
12 10 (1.11%) HNC
12 10 (1.11%) Microsoft Certification
12 10 (1.11%) Six Sigma Black Belt
13 7 (0.77%) ISEB Practitioner
13 7 (0.77%) Master's Degree
14 5 (0.55%) Computer Science Degree
14 5 (0.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 4 (0.44%) RHCSA
15 4 (0.44%) RHCVA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 212 (23.45%) PMO
2 46 (5.09%) QA
3 12 (1.33%) P3O
4 10 (1.11%) Data Quality
4 10 (1.11%) GDPR
5 7 (0.77%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 7 (0.77%) SLA
6 6 (0.66%) PCI DSS
7 5 (0.55%) MiFID
7 5 (0.55%) PMBOK
8 3 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 3 (0.33%) SEPA
9 2 (0.22%) FISMA
9 2 (0.22%) HIPAA
9 2 (0.22%) JSP 440
9 2 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.11%) 21 CFR Part 11
10 1 (0.11%) COBIT
10 1 (0.11%) GMP
10 1 (0.11%) HL7
System Software
1 41 (4.54%) Active Directory
2 10 (1.11%) Virtual Servers
3 7 (0.77%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (0.66%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 4 (0.44%) Firmware
5 4 (0.44%) KVM
5 4 (0.44%) RHEV
5 4 (0.44%) Samba
5 4 (0.44%) Sendmail
5 4 (0.44%) Veritas File System
5 4 (0.44%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (0.33%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.11%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 28 (3.10%) Single Sign-On
2 15 (1.66%) Microsoft Intune
3 12 (1.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 10 (1.11%) CA Single Sign-On
5 8 (0.88%) SCCM
6 6 (0.66%) HP ALM
6 6 (0.66%) OpenView
7 5 (0.55%) HP Quality Center
8 4 (0.44%) BladeLogic
8 4 (0.44%) BMC PATROL
8 4 (0.44%) SCOM
8 4 (0.44%) Tivoli
8 4 (0.44%) yum
9 3 (0.33%) Ansible
9 3 (0.33%) vRealize
10 2 (0.22%) WebSphere Service Registry and Repository
11 1 (0.11%) Failover Clustering
11 1 (0.11%) Puppet
11 1 (0.11%) SCDPM
11 1 (0.11%) Terraform
Vendors
1 403 (44.58%) Microsoft
2 49 (5.42%) Oracle
3 35 (3.87%) SAP
3 35 (3.87%) ServiceNow
4 17 (1.88%) Cisco
5 14 (1.55%) CA
6 13 (1.44%) BMC
7 12 (1.33%) CheckPoint
7 12 (1.33%) HP
8 11 (1.22%) ForgeRock
9 10 (1.11%) Axway
9 10 (1.11%) IBM
9 10 (1.11%) Salesforce.com
9 10 (1.11%) VMware
9 10 (1.11%) Workday
10 8 (0.88%) Dynatrace
11 7 (0.77%) Citrix
11 7 (0.77%) Niku
12 6 (0.66%) Pega
12 6 (0.66%) webMethods