Period
to 3 March 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 3 March 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
3 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 287 268 303
Rank change year-on-year -19 +35 -64
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Project 316 561 762
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.81% 0.93% 0.85%
As % of the Applications category 11.38% 10.75% 10.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 253 377 510
Median daily rate £450 £425 £414
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +2.71% -2.64%
10th Percentile £213 £233 £250
90th Percentile £638 £588 £638
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -4.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 12 21
Median hourly rate £18.50 £24.67 £34.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.99% -28.51% +25.45%
10th Percentile £14.00 £17.90 £12.55
90th Percentile £30.25 £42.00 £45.63
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £22.50 £30.46
% change year-on-year -17.78% -26.13% +5.94%

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 2,777 5,217 7,354
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 7.16% 8.63% 8.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,703 3,100 4,430
Median daily rate £375 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -6.67% +4.17%
10th Percentile £145 £140 £143
90th Percentile £575 £550 £572
UK median daily rate £375 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +7.14% -6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 260 538 647
Median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.29% +9.38% +4.92%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.61 £10.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £42.33 £41.10
Median hourly rate £19.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year +11.43% +9.38% +6.67%

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 3 March 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 3 March 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 3 March 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 -18 101 £500 +11.11% 11
South East +21 74 £390 +13.45% 6
North of England +60 50 £413 - 9
North West +56 42 £413 +6.45% 5
Midlands +14 34 £450 +5.88% 9
West Midlands +9 30 £450 +5.88% 7
East of England +50 22 £373 -17.68% 1
South West +47 18 £442 +2.46% 6
Yorkshire +26 5 £275 -35.29% 3
East Midlands +23 4 £506 +44.64% 2
North East +28 3 £425 +27.82% 1
Microsoft Project
UK

For the 6 months to 3 March 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.

1 186 (58.86%) Microsoft
2 173 (54.75%) Project Management
3 125 (39.56%) PRINCE2
4 117 (37.03%) Project Delivery
5 91 (28.80%) Agile Software Development
6 90 (28.48%) Microsoft Office
7 84 (26.58%) Finance
8 78 (24.68%) Microsoft Excel
9 64 (20.25%) Stakeholder Management
10 63 (19.94%) ITIL
11 57 (18.04%) PMO
12 55 (17.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
13 54 (17.09%) Telecoms
14 50 (15.82%) Waterfall
15 47 (14.87%) ITIL V3
16 45 (14.24%) Management Information System
17 42 (13.29%) Security Cleared
18 41 (12.97%) Public Sector
19 39 (12.34%) Wi-Fi
19 39 (12.34%) Remedy
20 38 (12.03%) 3G
20 38 (12.03%) Ericsson
20 38 (12.03%) MS Visio
20 38 (12.03%) 2G
20 38 (12.03%) LTE
20 38 (12.03%) 4G
20 38 (12.03%) VoLTE
21 36 (11.39%) JIRA
21 36 (11.39%) Change Management
22 34 (10.76%) Business Case

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 25 (7.91%) SharePoint
2 16 (5.06%) Confluence
3 4 (1.27%) MS Project Server
4 3 (0.95%) CMS
5 2 (0.63%) Sitecore CMS
5 2 (0.63%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.32%) ArcGIS
6 1 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.32%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.32%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.32%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 90 (28.48%) Microsoft Office
2 78 (24.68%) Microsoft Excel
3 55 (17.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 38 (12.03%) MS Visio
5 6 (1.90%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.95%) Acrobat
6 3 (0.95%) AutoCAD
7 2 (0.63%) Revit
8 1 (0.32%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 6 (1.90%) SAP ERP
2 3 (0.95%) SAP PM
2 3 (0.95%) SAP S/4HANA
3 2 (0.63%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.63%) Primavera
3 2 (0.63%) SAP FI
3 2 (0.63%) SAP MM
3 2 (0.63%) SAP PP
3 2 (0.63%) SAP QM
3 2 (0.63%) SAP SD
4 1 (0.32%) CA PPM
4 1 (0.32%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.32%) JDE EnterpriseOne
4 1 (0.32%) Oracle Assets
4 1 (0.32%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.32%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.32%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.32%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.32%) SAP EHS
4 1 (0.32%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 25 (7.91%) Azure
2 19 (6.01%) Microsoft 365
3 13 (4.11%) AWS
4 10 (3.16%) Power Platform
5 8 (2.53%) SaaS
6 5 (1.58%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (1.27%) Azure Active Directory
7 4 (1.27%) IaaS
7 4 (1.27%) OneDrive
8 3 (0.95%) Dynamics 365
8 3 (0.95%) PowerApps
9 2 (0.63%) Azure Data Factory
9 2 (0.63%) Google Drive
9 2 (0.63%) PaaS
9 2 (0.63%) Power Automate
10 1 (0.32%) Basecamp
10 1 (0.32%) Google Analytics
10 1 (0.32%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 39 (12.34%) Wi-Fi
2 38 (12.03%) 2G
2 38 (12.03%) 3G
2 38 (12.03%) 4G
2 38 (12.03%) LTE
2 38 (12.03%) VoLTE
3 6 (1.90%) Internet
3 6 (1.90%) LAN
3 6 (1.90%) SAN
3 6 (1.90%) WAN
4 4 (1.27%) FTP
4 4 (1.27%) NAS
4 4 (1.27%) VPN
5 3 (0.95%) Firewall
5 3 (0.95%) Wireless
6 2 (0.63%) Remote Desktop
6 2 (0.63%) WebEx
7 1 (0.32%) Network Security
7 1 (0.32%) Skype
7 1 (0.32%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (1.90%) Power BI
2 4 (1.27%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (1.27%) DB2
3 3 (0.95%) Oracle Reports
3 3 (0.95%) SQL Server
4 2 (0.63%) Azure SQL Database
4 2 (0.63%) Data Lake
4 2 (0.63%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 2 (0.63%) MySQL
4 2 (0.63%) OLAP
4 2 (0.63%) OLTP
4 2 (0.63%) Oracle Database
4 2 (0.63%) Oracle Database 10g
4 2 (0.63%) Oracle OLAP
4 2 (0.63%) Oracle OWB
4 2 (0.63%) Oracle9i Database
4 2 (0.63%) Snowflake Schema
4 2 (0.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (0.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (0.63%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 36 (11.39%) JIRA
2 2 (0.63%) ER Studio
2 2 (0.63%) ERwin
2 2 (0.63%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.32%) Cucumber
3 1 (0.32%) Gradle
3 1 (0.32%) Jenkins
General
1 84 (26.58%) Finance
2 54 (17.09%) Telecoms
3 41 (12.97%) Public Sector
4 12 (3.80%) Legal
5 11 (3.48%) Manufacturing
6 10 (3.16%) Banking
7 9 (2.85%) Law
7 9 (2.85%) Local Government
8 7 (2.22%) Pharmaceutical
8 7 (2.22%) Retail
9 6 (1.90%) German Language
9 6 (1.90%) Marketing
10 5 (1.58%) Billing
10 5 (1.58%) Games
11 4 (1.27%) Investment Banking
11 4 (1.27%) Spanish Language
12 3 (0.95%) French Language
12 3 (0.95%) Italian Language
13 2 (0.63%) Environmental Health
13 2 (0.63%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 146 (46.20%) Project Manager
2 38 (12.03%) Voice Project Manager
3 27 (8.54%) Telecoms Manager
4 26 (8.23%) Telecoms Project Manager
5 20 (6.33%) Programme Manager
6 19 (6.01%) IT Manager
7 16 (5.06%) Analyst
7 16 (5.06%) IT Project Manager
8 15 (4.75%) Project Officer
8 15 (4.75%) Project Support Officer
8 15 (4.75%) Support Officer
9 11 (3.48%) Infrastructure Manager
9 11 (3.48%) Infrastructure Project Manager
10 9 (2.85%) Delivery Manager
10 9 (2.85%) PMO Lead
10 9 (2.85%) Senior Manager
10 9 (2.85%) Technical Manager
10 9 (2.85%) Test Manager
11 8 (2.53%) Project Planner
11 8 (2.53%) Senior Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (1.58%) Middleware
1 5 (1.58%) SailPoint
2 3 (0.95%) .NET
2 3 (0.95%) LDAP
2 3 (0.95%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 2 (0.63%) COM
3 2 (0.63%) Flash
3 2 (0.63%) HTML
3 2 (0.63%) JSON
3 2 (0.63%) Oracle Fusion
3 2 (0.63%) XML
4 1 (0.32%) EDI
4 1 (0.32%) Ruby on Rails
4 1 (0.32%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 45 (14.24%) Management Information System
2 19 (6.01%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (5.70%) Virtual Team
4 10 (3.16%) Data Centre
4 10 (3.16%) NHS
5 9 (2.85%) PMI
6 5 (1.58%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (1.58%) FMCG
7 4 (1.27%) AS400
7 4 (1.27%) iSeries
7 4 (1.27%) LPAR
7 4 (1.27%) Mobile Games
7 4 (1.27%) Replication
7 4 (1.27%) Self-Motivation
8 3 (0.95%) Analytical Mindset
8 3 (0.95%) User Experience
9 2 (0.63%) Driving Licence
9 2 (0.63%) Life Science
9 2 (0.63%) PDA
9 2 (0.63%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 18 (5.70%) Windows
2 7 (2.22%) Unix
2 7 (2.22%) Windows 10
3 4 (1.27%) Apple iOS
4 3 (0.95%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (0.95%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (0.63%) Linux
5 2 (0.63%) Windows 7
5 2 (0.63%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.32%) Windows 2000
6 1 (0.32%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.32%) Windows Vista
6 1 (0.32%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 173 (54.75%) Project Management
2 125 (39.56%) PRINCE2
3 117 (37.03%) Project Delivery
4 91 (28.80%) Agile Software Development
5 64 (20.25%) Stakeholder Management
6 63 (19.94%) ITIL
7 50 (15.82%) Waterfall
8 47 (14.87%) ITIL V3
9 36 (11.39%) Change Management
10 34 (10.76%) Business Case
11 32 (10.13%) Programme Management
12 30 (9.49%) Migration
13 27 (8.54%) Problem-Solving
13 27 (8.54%) Project Planning
14 24 (7.59%) Risk Management
15 21 (6.65%) ERP
15 21 (6.65%) Matrix Organization
15 21 (6.65%) SDLC
16 19 (6.01%) Coaching
17 18 (5.70%) Workshop Facilitation
Programming Languages
1 8 (2.53%) SQL
2 5 (1.58%) Java
3 3 (0.95%) C
3 3 (0.95%) JavaScript
4 2 (0.63%) BeanShell
4 2 (0.63%) PL/SQL
4 2 (0.63%) Python
4 2 (0.63%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.32%) C#
5 1 (0.32%) C++
5 1 (0.32%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.32%) Ruby
5 1 (0.32%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.32%) VB
5 1 (0.32%) VBA
Qualifications
1 42 (13.29%) Security Cleared
2 31 (9.81%) SC Cleared
3 26 (8.23%) Degree
4 21 (6.65%) PMP
5 20 (6.33%) PMI Certification
6 12 (3.80%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 11 (3.48%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 8 (2.53%) ISTQB
8 8 (2.53%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 7 (2.22%) APMP
10 4 (1.27%) CISSP
11 3 (0.95%) CISM
11 3 (0.95%) DBS Check
11 3 (0.95%) ISEB
11 3 (0.95%) ISEB Practitioner
12 2 (0.63%) BICSI Certification
12 2 (0.63%) BICSI RCDD
12 2 (0.63%) Cisco Certification
12 2 (0.63%) MCSE
12 2 (0.63%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (18.04%) PMO
2 19 (6.01%) QA
3 4 (1.27%) GDPR
3 4 (1.27%) P3O
4 2 (0.63%) Dodd-Frank
4 2 (0.63%) EMIR
4 2 (0.63%) GxP
4 2 (0.63%) MiFID
4 2 (0.63%) NEBOSH
4 2 (0.63%) NIST
4 2 (0.63%) SLA
5 1 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.32%) RMADS
System Software
1 14 (4.43%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.27%) PowerHA
4 2 (0.63%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.32%) Docker
5 1 (0.32%) Terminal Services
5 1 (0.32%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (0.32%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (0.63%) HP ALM
1 2 (0.63%) SCCM
2 1 (0.32%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (0.32%) ServiceCenter
2 1 (0.32%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 186 (58.86%) Microsoft
2 39 (12.34%) Remedy
3 38 (12.03%) Ericsson
4 25 (7.91%) SAP
5 13 (4.11%) Oracle
6 10 (3.16%) CheckPoint
7 9 (2.85%) ServiceNow
8 6 (1.90%) Adobe
8 6 (1.90%) Citrix
9 5 (1.58%) CyberArk
9 5 (1.58%) Okta
9 5 (1.58%) VMware
10 4 (1.27%) IBM
11 3 (0.95%) Ariba
11 3 (0.95%) Cisco
11 3 (0.95%) Concur
11 3 (0.95%) Google
11 3 (0.95%) HP
11 3 (0.95%) Infor
12 2 (0.63%) Sitecore