Period
to 28 March 2020

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 28 March 2020 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
28 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 262 301 237
Rank change year-on-year +39 -64 -38
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Project 530 779 1,069
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.93% 0.88% 1.15%
As % of the Applications category 10.72% 10.44% 12.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 325 498 738
Median daily rate £425 £401 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.92% -5.59% +6.25%
10th Percentile £238 £250 £250
90th Percentile £600 £625 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £415
% change year-on-year +6.25% -3.61% +7.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 23 23
Median hourly rate £28.25 £35.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.29% +27.27% -35.26%
10th Percentile £16.38 £12.55 £15.75
90th Percentile £44.25 £49.50 £39.05
UK median hourly rate £28.00 £35.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -20.00% +27.27% -33.31%

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 4,942 7,459 8,319
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 8.70% 8.44% 8.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,816 4,372 5,075
Median daily rate £350 £375 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.67% +1.35% +5.71%
10th Percentile £143 £148 £145
90th Percentile £550 £575 £571
UK median daily rate £350 £375 £363
% change year-on-year -6.67% +3.45% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 562 633 728
Median hourly rate £18.00 £16.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.50% - -
10th Percentile £11.50 £10.52 £10.50
90th Percentile £40.00 £42.95 £37.50
Median hourly rate £18.00 £16.22 £16.00
% change year-on-year +10.96% +1.39% +1.49%

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 28 March 2020.

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 28 March 2020.

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 28 March 2020. 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 +54 159 £465 -2.11% 20
South East +101 158 £375 -6.25% 13
North of England +8 72 £400 +10.73% 7
Midlands +39 57 £413 +10.00% 11
South West -3 51 £431 +13.49% 3
West Midlands +37 50 £425 +30.77% 9
North West +28 38 £400 +23.08% 1
East of England +22 30 £453 +20.67% 5
Yorkshire +12 27 £525 +40.00% 5
North East +21 7 £275 -35.29% 1
East Midlands +26 6 £300 -25.00% 2
Microsoft Project
UK

For the 6 months to 28 March 2020, 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.

1 264 (49.81%) Project Management
2 253 (47.74%) Microsoft
3 174 (32.83%) PRINCE2
4 159 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
5 146 (27.55%) Microsoft Office
6 133 (25.09%) Microsoft Excel
7 116 (21.89%) Stakeholder Management
8 112 (21.13%) MS Visio
9 111 (20.94%) Finance
10 104 (19.62%) Microsoft PowerPoint
11 103 (19.43%) Project Delivery
12 101 (19.06%) Security Cleared
13 90 (16.98%) PMO
14 80 (15.09%) Problem-Solving
15 74 (13.96%) Windows
16 72 (13.58%) SC Cleared
17 65 (12.26%) Analytical Skills
18 64 (12.08%) SharePoint
19 62 (11.70%) Migration
19 62 (11.70%) Change Management
20 56 (10.57%) Public Sector
21 52 (9.81%) Project Planning
22 50 (9.43%) SAP
22 50 (9.43%) ITIL
23 49 (9.25%) Scrum
24 47 (8.87%) Waterfall
25 46 (8.68%) Degree
26 45 (8.49%) PMI Certification
27 41 (7.74%) Active Directory
27 41 (7.74%) Risk Management

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 64 (12.08%) SharePoint
2 24 (4.53%) MS Exchange
3 22 (4.15%) Exchange Server 2003
3 22 (4.15%) Exchange Server 2007
4 18 (3.40%) Confluence
5 15 (2.83%) WebLogic
6 11 (2.08%) MS Project Server
7 5 (0.94%) IBM Notes
8 4 (0.75%) CMS
9 3 (0.57%) JBoss
10 1 (0.19%) Apache
10 1 (0.19%) Apache Pig
10 1 (0.19%) Apache Spark
10 1 (0.19%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.19%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.19%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 146 (27.55%) Microsoft Office
2 133 (25.09%) Microsoft Excel
3 112 (21.13%) MS Visio
4 104 (19.62%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 22 (4.15%) Acrobat
6 16 (3.02%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.38%) Adobe Captivate
7 2 (0.38%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 2 (0.38%) Open Workbench
8 1 (0.19%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 22 (4.15%) Remedy ITSM
2 18 (3.40%) SAP S/4HANA
3 11 (2.08%) SAP HR
4 8 (1.51%) SAP ERP
5 6 (1.13%) Primavera
6 4 (0.75%) SAP Payroll
6 4 (0.75%) SAP SCM
7 3 (0.57%) Dynamics AX
7 3 (0.57%) SAP CO
7 3 (0.57%) SAP CRM
7 3 (0.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 2 (0.38%) Cognos TM1
8 2 (0.38%) Dynamics CRM
8 2 (0.38%) SAP FI
8 2 (0.38%) SAP FI/CO
8 2 (0.38%) SAP GTS
8 2 (0.38%) SAP MDG
8 2 (0.38%) SAP PM
8 2 (0.38%) SAP WM
9 1 (0.19%) SAP FI-GL
Cloud Services
1 33 (6.23%) Azure
2 21 (3.96%) Office 365
3 13 (2.45%) SuccessFactors
4 7 (1.32%) Power Platform
5 6 (1.13%) Basecamp
6 4 (0.75%) Adobe Analytics
6 4 (0.75%) AWS
6 4 (0.75%) Google Analytics
6 4 (0.75%) OneDrive
6 4 (0.75%) SaaS
6 4 (0.75%) Trello
7 3 (0.57%) Dynamics 365
8 2 (0.38%) Smartsheet
8 2 (0.38%) Yammer
9 1 (0.19%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.19%) GCP
9 1 (0.19%) IaaS
9 1 (0.19%) Lucidchart
9 1 (0.19%) PaaS
9 1 (0.19%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 30 (5.66%) Internet
2 25 (4.72%) Remote Desktop
3 24 (4.53%) VPN
3 24 (4.53%) WebEx
4 9 (1.70%) Skype
5 8 (1.51%) 5G
5 8 (1.51%) Wi-Fi
6 7 (1.32%) LTE
6 7 (1.32%) VoLTE
7 5 (0.94%) 4G
8 4 (0.75%) 2G
8 4 (0.75%) 3G
9 3 (0.57%) DHCP
9 3 (0.57%) DNS
9 3 (0.57%) LAN
9 3 (0.57%) Value-Added Service
9 3 (0.57%) VoIP
9 3 (0.57%) WAAS
9 3 (0.57%) Wireless
10 2 (0.38%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (4.72%) Oracle OWB
2 10 (1.89%) BusinessObjects
3 7 (1.32%) Oracle Reports
3 7 (1.32%) Power BI
4 6 (1.13%) Big Data
4 6 (1.13%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (0.94%) SAP HANA
5 5 (0.94%) SQL Server
6 4 (0.75%) MS Access
7 1 (0.19%) Apache Hive
7 1 (0.19%) Cloudera CDH
7 1 (0.19%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.19%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.19%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.19%) MySQL
7 1 (0.19%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.19%) QlikView
7 1 (0.19%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.19%) SQL Navigator
7 1 (0.19%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 41 (7.74%) JIRA
2 17 (3.21%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (1.13%) Selenium
4 5 (0.94%) JMeter
4 5 (0.94%) LoadRunner
4 5 (0.94%) Visual Studio Team System
5 4 (0.75%) Git (software)
6 3 (0.57%) AdminStudio
7 2 (0.38%) SpecFlow
8 1 (0.19%) GitLab
8 1 (0.19%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.19%) JIRA Agile
8 1 (0.19%) StarTeam
8 1 (0.19%) VersionOne
8 1 (0.19%) Visual Studio
General
1 111 (20.94%) Finance
2 56 (10.57%) Public Sector
3 32 (6.04%) Telecoms
4 22 (4.15%) Manufacturing
5 16 (3.02%) Banking
6 12 (2.26%) Law
6 12 (2.26%) Military
6 12 (2.26%) Pharmaceutical
7 11 (2.08%) Marketing
7 11 (2.08%) Retail
8 9 (1.70%) Legal
9 4 (0.75%) German Language
9 4 (0.75%) Local Government
10 3 (0.57%) Billing
10 3 (0.57%) French Language
10 3 (0.57%) General Ledger
10 3 (0.57%) Investment Banking
10 3 (0.57%) Mandarin Language
11 2 (0.38%) Italian Language
11 2 (0.38%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 170 (32.08%) Project Manager
2 60 (11.32%) Analyst
3 29 (5.47%) Coordinator
4 27 (5.09%) Business Analyst
5 26 (4.91%) IT Manager
5 26 (4.91%) Programme Planner
6 20 (3.77%) PMO Analyst
6 20 (3.77%) Project Officer
6 20 (3.77%) Senior Manager
6 20 (3.77%) Senior Project Manager
6 20 (3.77%) Support Officer
7 19 (3.58%) IT Project Manager
8 18 (3.40%) Consultant
8 18 (3.40%) Programme Manager
8 18 (3.40%) Project Support Officer
9 16 (3.02%) PMO Planner
9 16 (3.02%) Project Coordinator
9 16 (3.02%) Project Planner
10 15 (2.83%) Test Manager
11 13 (2.45%) SAP Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (3.58%) XML
2 6 (1.13%) .NET
3 4 (0.75%) AngularJS
4 3 (0.57%) CSS
4 3 (0.57%) HTML
4 3 (0.57%) React
4 3 (0.57%) REST
5 2 (0.38%) ADO
5 2 (0.38%) EDI
5 2 (0.38%) Oracle Fusion
5 2 (0.38%) Sass
5 2 (0.38%) Web Services
6 1 (0.19%) 802.1X
6 1 (0.19%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.19%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (0.19%) JSON
6 1 (0.19%) SOAP
6 1 (0.19%) UDDI
6 1 (0.19%) Velocity
6 1 (0.19%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 65 (12.26%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (4.72%) Management Information System
3 21 (3.96%) Blackberry
3 21 (3.96%) PDA
4 20 (3.77%) PMI
4 20 (3.77%) Self-Motivation
5 9 (1.70%) Data Centre
6 7 (1.32%) Life Science
7 6 (1.13%) Enterprise Storage
7 6 (1.13%) Virtual Team
8 5 (0.94%) NHS
8 5 (0.94%) User Experience
9 4 (0.75%) FMCG
10 3 (0.57%) Device Driver
10 3 (0.57%) Driving Licence
10 3 (0.57%) e-Learning
10 3 (0.57%) LIMS
10 3 (0.57%) Public Cloud
11 2 (0.38%) Hybrid Cloud
11 2 (0.38%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 74 (13.96%) Windows
2 33 (6.23%) Windows Server
3 30 (5.66%) Windows 7
4 25 (4.72%) Windows Server 2008
5 24 (4.53%) Windows Server 2003
6 22 (4.15%) Windows 2000
6 22 (4.15%) Windows Vista
6 22 (4.15%) Windows XP
7 17 (3.21%) Unix
8 13 (2.45%) Windows 10
9 9 (1.70%) Linux
10 7 (1.32%) Windows Server 2016
11 3 (0.57%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.19%) Android
12 1 (0.19%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.19%) CentOS
12 1 (0.19%) Solaris
12 1 (0.19%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.19%) VMS
12 1 (0.19%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 264 (49.81%) Project Management
2 174 (32.83%) PRINCE2
3 159 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
4 116 (21.89%) Stakeholder Management
5 103 (19.43%) Project Delivery
6 80 (15.09%) Problem-Solving
7 62 (11.70%) Change Management
7 62 (11.70%) Migration
8 52 (9.81%) Project Planning
9 50 (9.43%) ITIL
10 49 (9.25%) Scrum
11 47 (8.87%) Waterfall
12 41 (7.74%) Risk Management
13 40 (7.55%) Coaching
14 36 (6.79%) Change Control
15 35 (6.60%) Programme Management
15 35 (6.60%) SDLC
16 30 (5.66%) Kanban
17 29 (5.47%) Decision-Making
18 27 (5.09%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 34 (6.42%) SQL
2 19 (3.58%) Java
3 12 (2.26%) PowerShell
4 10 (1.89%) C
5 9 (1.70%) C#
6 3 (0.57%) VBScript
7 2 (0.38%) JavaScript
7 2 (0.38%) TypeScript
8 1 (0.19%) Perl
8 1 (0.19%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.19%) Python
8 1 (0.19%) VB
8 1 (0.19%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.19%) VBA
Qualifications
1 101 (19.06%) Security Cleared
2 72 (13.58%) SC Cleared
3 46 (8.68%) Degree
4 45 (8.49%) PMI Certification
5 29 (5.47%) PMP
6 25 (4.72%) DV Cleared
7 23 (4.34%) ISEB
8 22 (4.15%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 21 (3.96%) APMP
10 19 (3.58%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 15 (2.83%) ISEB Practitioner
12 7 (1.32%) APMG
13 6 (1.13%) Microsoft Certification
14 5 (0.94%) MCSE
15 4 (0.75%) Master's Degree
15 4 (0.75%) MCSA
15 4 (0.75%) RIBA
16 3 (0.57%) ITIL Certification
17 2 (0.38%) CCA
17 2 (0.38%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 90 (16.98%) PMO
2 22 (4.15%) QA
3 10 (1.89%) SLA
4 5 (0.94%) P3O
5 4 (0.75%) Data Quality
5 4 (0.75%) GxP
6 2 (0.38%) Good Clinical Practice
6 2 (0.38%) IFRS
6 2 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.38%) Solvency II
7 1 (0.19%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.19%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 1 (0.19%) GAMP
7 1 (0.19%) GDPR
7 1 (0.19%) GMP
7 1 (0.19%) GPG13
7 1 (0.19%) IFRS 9
7 1 (0.19%) PSD2
7 1 (0.19%) RMADS
System Software
1 41 (7.74%) Active Directory
2 12 (2.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (1.70%) Microsoft App-V
4 6 (1.13%) vSphere
5 5 (0.94%) XenApp
6 3 (0.57%) Virtual Desktop
6 3 (0.57%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.38%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.19%) Apache Flume
8 1 (0.19%) BitLocker
8 1 (0.19%) HDFS
8 1 (0.19%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.19%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.19%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 23 (4.34%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 22 (4.15%) ServiceCenter
3 18 (3.40%) SCCM
4 6 (1.13%) HP Quality Center
4 6 (1.13%) NetBackup
5 5 (0.94%) Ansible
6 3 (0.57%) Microsoft Intune
7 2 (0.38%) SCOM
7 2 (0.38%) vRealize
8 1 (0.19%) Ambari
8 1 (0.19%) Cisco CUCM
8 1 (0.19%) Hadoop YARN
8 1 (0.19%) Oozie
8 1 (0.19%) Single Sign-On
8 1 (0.19%) Terraform
8 1 (0.19%) TrustSec
8 1 (0.19%) vCenter Server
8 1 (0.19%) WMI
Vendors
1 253 (47.74%) Microsoft
2 50 (9.43%) SAP
3 37 (6.98%) Oracle
4 30 (5.66%) Remedy
5 29 (5.47%) Adobe
6 26 (4.91%) IBM
7 23 (4.34%) Bomgar
8 22 (4.15%) HP
8 22 (4.15%) Peregrine
9 14 (2.64%) CheckPoint
10 13 (2.45%) VMware
10 13 (2.45%) webMethods
11 10 (1.89%) Cisco
12 7 (1.32%) Google
12 7 (1.32%) NetApp
12 7 (1.32%) ServiceNow
13 6 (1.13%) Ericsson
13 6 (1.13%) Veritas
14 5 (0.94%) Capita
14 5 (0.94%) Lotus