Period
to 21 August 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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 262 209 209
Rank change year-on-year -53 0 -61
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Project 935 1,152 1,292
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.00% 1.30% 1.29%
As % of the Applications category 11.94% 14.75% 13.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 630 802 886
England median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £247 £250 £235
90th Percentile £625 £588 £550
UK median daily rate £421 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +5.25% +6.67% -2.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 32 22
England median hourly rate £23.75 £29.75 £22.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.17% +34.37% -1.60%
10th Percentile £14.80 £16.75 £15.78
90th Percentile £38.50 £45.00 £41.43
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £35.00 £22.14
% change year-on-year -28.57% +58.08% -1.60%

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 7,833 7,809 9,382
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 8.40% 8.84% 9.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,645 4,616 5,602
England median daily rate £375 £363 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.45% +6.62% -
10th Percentile £148 £150 £150
90th Percentile £564 £550 £525
UK median daily rate £375 £355 £338
% change year-on-year +5.63% +5.19% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 697 643 823
England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.50
10th Percentile £10.54 £10.00 £9.80
90th Percentile £40.41 £43.65 £38.75
UK median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.50

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 21 August 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 21 August 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 21 August 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 -46 366 £500 +14.29% 37
South East -27 259 £413 +10.00% 14
North of England -38 103 £374 -0.40% 10
Midlands -36 84 £375 +15.38% 16
South West -62 70 £413 +3.25% 10
West Midlands -30 66 £375 +15.38% 16
North West -1 53 £384 -6.85% 7
East of England -18 48 £450 +21.62% 12
Yorkshire -38 39 £365 +12.31% 2
East Midlands -25 17 £450 +20.00%
North East -13 11 £375 -7.41% 1
South Coast 0 1 - -
Microsoft Project
UK

For the 6 months to 21 August 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.

1 502 (53.69%) Project Management
2 407 (43.53%) Microsoft
3 346 (37.01%) Finance
4 333 (35.61%) Microsoft Excel
5 332 (35.51%) PRINCE2
6 261 (27.91%) Agile Software Development
7 249 (26.63%) Microsoft Office
8 225 (24.06%) PMO
9 208 (22.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
10 202 (21.60%) Stakeholder Management
11 175 (18.72%) MS Visio
12 145 (15.51%) Project Planning
13 129 (13.80%) SharePoint
14 118 (12.62%) Security Cleared
15 114 (12.19%) Analytical Skills
16 109 (11.66%) ITIL
17 103 (11.02%) Change Management
18 94 (10.05%) Problem-Solving
19 92 (9.84%) Programme Management
20 91 (9.73%) PMP
21 88 (9.41%) Waterfall
22 86 (9.20%) PMI Certification
23 83 (8.88%) Risk Management
24 79 (8.45%) Migration
25 77 (8.24%) Degree
26 71 (7.59%) JIRA
26 71 (7.59%) SC Cleared
27 70 (7.49%) Change Control
28 68 (7.27%) SDLC
29 67 (7.17%) Windows

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
1 129 (13.80%) SharePoint
2 29 (3.10%) Confluence
3 27 (2.89%) IIS
4 20 (2.14%) MS Project Server
5 18 (1.93%) Apache
5 18 (1.93%) Tomcat
6 12 (1.28%) BizTalk Server
7 10 (1.07%) Documentum
7 10 (1.07%) nginx
8 9 (0.96%) WebSphere
9 5 (0.53%) SharePoint 2013
9 5 (0.53%) Skype for Business
10 4 (0.43%) WebLogic
11 3 (0.32%) CMS
11 3 (0.32%) K2 blackpearl
12 2 (0.21%) Apache Spark
12 2 (0.21%) Appian
12 2 (0.21%) IBM Domino
12 2 (0.21%) IBM Notes
12 2 (0.21%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 333 (35.61%) Microsoft Excel
2 249 (26.63%) Microsoft Office
3 208 (22.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 175 (18.72%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
5 4 (0.43%) SPSS
6 3 (0.32%) Open Workbench
7 2 (0.21%) Acrobat
7 2 (0.21%) AutoCAD
7 2 (0.21%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.11%) Adobe Captivate
8 1 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.11%) Fireworks
8 1 (0.11%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 24 (2.57%) Primavera
2 13 (1.39%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (0.75%) CA PPM
4 6 (0.64%) Dynamics AX
5 4 (0.43%) SAP S/4HANA
6 3 (0.32%) Dynamics NAV
6 3 (0.32%) Sage 50
7 2 (0.21%) Maximo
7 2 (0.21%) NetSuite
7 2 (0.21%) Oracle Applications
7 2 (0.21%) Oracle BPM
7 2 (0.21%) Oracle ERP
7 2 (0.21%) Oracle Financials
7 2 (0.21%) SAP CO
7 2 (0.21%) SAP ERP
7 2 (0.21%) SAP FI
7 2 (0.21%) SAP FI/CO
8 1 (0.11%) Bloomberg AIM
8 1 (0.11%) Elite 3E
8 1 (0.11%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 48 (5.13%) Microsoft Azure
2 47 (5.03%) Office 365
3 17 (1.82%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (0.96%) SaaS
5 7 (0.75%) PaaS
6 5 (0.53%) Azure Active Directory
7 4 (0.43%) Dynamics 365
7 4 (0.43%) SuccessFactors
7 4 (0.43%) Trello
8 3 (0.32%) Lucidchart
9 2 (0.21%) Google Drive
9 2 (0.21%) IaaS
9 2 (0.21%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
9 2 (0.21%) SurveyMonkey
10 1 (0.11%) Basecamp
10 1 (0.11%) GitHub
10 1 (0.11%) Google Analytics
10 1 (0.11%) Slack
10 1 (0.11%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 17 (1.82%) Firewall
2 13 (1.39%) Kerberos
2 13 (1.39%) SSL
3 12 (1.28%) LAN
4 11 (1.18%) SAN
5 10 (1.07%) WAN
6 9 (0.96%) DMZ
6 9 (0.96%) Skype
6 9 (0.96%) Software-Defined Networking
7 8 (0.86%) DNS
8 7 (0.75%) Internet
9 5 (0.53%) Intrusion Detection
10 4 (0.43%) iSCSI
10 4 (0.43%) NAS
11 3 (0.32%) DHCP
11 3 (0.32%) LTE
11 3 (0.32%) MPLS
11 3 (0.32%) Unified Communications
11 3 (0.32%) VoLTE
11 3 (0.32%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (2.35%) SQL Server
2 16 (1.71%) Data Warehouse
3 10 (1.07%) Power BI
4 6 (0.64%) BusinessObjects
4 6 (0.64%) DB2
4 6 (0.64%) MS Access
5 5 (0.53%) GIS
6 4 (0.43%) Oracle OWB
7 3 (0.32%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
7 3 (0.32%) Data Lake
7 3 (0.32%) Geospatial Data
7 3 (0.32%) Oracle BI EE
7 3 (0.32%) Oracle Reports
7 3 (0.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3 (0.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (0.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (0.21%) Big Data
8 2 (0.21%) Impala
8 2 (0.21%) MongoDB
8 2 (0.21%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 71 (7.59%) JIRA
2 8 (0.86%) Jenkins
2 8 (0.86%) Visual Studio
3 7 (0.75%) GitLab
4 6 (0.64%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (0.64%) Visual Studio Team System
5 3 (0.32%) Git (software)
5 3 (0.32%) gulp
6 2 (0.21%) Ant
6 2 (0.21%) IBM UrbanCode
6 2 (0.21%) Selenium
6 2 (0.21%) Toad
6 2 (0.21%) Zephyr
7 1 (0.11%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.11%) Rational Team Concert
7 1 (0.11%) Subversion
7 1 (0.11%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.11%) VersionOne
General
1 346 (37.01%) Finance
2 65 (6.95%) Banking
3 56 (5.99%) Retail
4 46 (4.92%) Telecoms
5 37 (3.96%) Marketing
6 17 (1.82%) Law
6 17 (1.82%) Manufacturing
6 17 (1.82%) Retail Banking
7 15 (1.60%) Legal
7 15 (1.60%) Military
8 13 (1.39%) Billing
8 13 (1.39%) Investment Banking
9 9 (0.96%) Advertising
10 8 (0.86%) Financial Institution
11 6 (0.64%) Dutch Language
11 6 (0.64%) Pharmaceutical
12 5 (0.53%) Aerospace
12 5 (0.53%) Electronics
13 4 (0.43%) Front Office
13 4 (0.43%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 420 (44.92%) Project Manager
2 95 (10.16%) Analyst
3 66 (7.06%) IT Manager
4 59 (6.31%) IT Project Manager
5 55 (5.88%) Senior Manager
6 49 (5.24%) Senior Project Manager
7 46 (4.92%) Coordinator
8 45 (4.81%) Project Planner
9 42 (4.49%) Infrastructure Manager
9 42 (4.49%) PMO Analyst
10 37 (3.96%) Project Coordinator
11 31 (3.32%) Infrastructure Project Manager
12 30 (3.21%) Business Analyst
13 29 (3.10%) Junior
13 29 (3.10%) Programme Planner
14 26 (2.78%) Technical Manager
15 25 (2.67%) PMO Manager
16 24 (2.57%) Project Officer
17 23 (2.46%) Technical Project Manager
18 22 (2.35%) Junior Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (2.35%) XML
2 20 (2.14%) LDAP
3 18 (1.93%) SailPoint
4 16 (1.71%) Web Services
5 13 (1.39%) Middleware
5 13 (1.39%) SAML
6 11 (1.18%) .NET
7 10 (1.07%) SPNEGO
7 10 (1.07%) WCF
7 10 (1.07%) Windows Identity Foundation
8 8 (0.86%) CSS
8 8 (0.86%) HTML
9 6 (0.64%) JSON
10 5 (0.53%) CSS3
10 5 (0.53%) HTML5
10 5 (0.53%) React
10 5 (0.53%) REST
11 3 (0.32%) Node.js
11 3 (0.32%) Oracle Fusion
11 3 (0.32%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 114 (12.19%) Analytical Skills
2 57 (6.10%) Management Information System
3 33 (3.53%) Data Centre
4 31 (3.32%) Self-Motivation
5 28 (2.99%) PMI
6 23 (2.46%) Virtual Team
7 14 (1.50%) Hybrid Cloud
8 13 (1.39%) Computer Science
9 11 (1.18%) User Experience
10 10 (1.07%) NHS
10 10 (1.07%) PKI
11 9 (0.96%) CCTV
11 9 (0.96%) Mainframe
12 7 (0.75%) Mobile App
13 5 (0.53%) Enterprise Software
14 4 (0.43%) Data Structures
14 4 (0.43%) Enterprise Storage
14 4 (0.43%) Greenfield Project
14 4 (0.43%) Life Science
14 4 (0.43%) LPAR
Operating Systems
1 67 (7.17%) Windows
2 29 (3.10%) Unix
3 25 (2.67%) Linux
4 22 (2.35%) Windows 10
5 7 (0.75%) Windows Server
6 6 (0.64%) Solaris
6 6 (0.64%) zOS
7 5 (0.53%) Apple iOS
7 5 (0.53%) Windows 7
7 5 (0.53%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (0.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (0.43%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 3 (0.32%) AIX
9 3 (0.32%) Android
10 1 (0.11%) VxWorks
10 1 (0.11%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 502 (53.69%) Project Management
2 332 (35.51%) PRINCE2
3 261 (27.91%) Agile Software Development
4 202 (21.60%) Stakeholder Management
5 145 (15.51%) Project Planning
6 109 (11.66%) ITIL
7 103 (11.02%) Change Management
8 94 (10.05%) Problem-Solving
9 92 (9.84%) Programme Management
10 88 (9.41%) Waterfall
11 83 (8.88%) Risk Management
12 79 (8.45%) Migration
13 70 (7.49%) Change Control
14 68 (7.27%) SDLC
15 54 (5.78%) Project Governance
16 53 (5.67%) Resource Management
17 51 (5.45%) Matrix Organization
18 45 (4.81%) Scrum
19 44 (4.71%) Business Analysis
19 44 (4.71%) Dependency Management
Programming Languages
1 47 (5.03%) SQL
2 18 (1.93%) Python
3 13 (1.39%) C
4 9 (0.96%) Java
5 8 (0.86%) JavaScript
6 7 (0.75%) Shell Script
7 3 (0.32%) C#
7 3 (0.32%) C++
7 3 (0.32%) PowerShell
8 2 (0.21%) Korn
8 2 (0.21%) Perl
8 2 (0.21%) PL/SQL
8 2 (0.21%) VB
8 2 (0.21%) VBA
8 2 (0.21%) VBScript
8 2 (0.21%) X++
9 1 (0.11%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 1 (0.11%) Pascal
9 1 (0.11%) STATISTICA Visual Basic
9 1 (0.11%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 118 (12.62%) Security Cleared
2 91 (9.73%) PMP
3 86 (9.20%) PMI Certification
4 77 (8.24%) Degree
5 71 (7.59%) SC Cleared
6 53 (5.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 45 (4.81%) APMP
8 33 (3.53%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 32 (3.42%) DV Cleared
10 31 (3.32%) ISEB
11 15 (1.60%) HND
12 13 (1.39%) HNC
13 11 (1.18%) ISTQB
14 10 (1.07%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 9 (0.96%) CTC Cleared
16 7 (0.75%) ISEB Practitioner
16 7 (0.75%) Master's Degree
17 6 (0.64%) BPSS Clearance
17 6 (0.64%) Microsoft Certification
18 5 (0.53%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 225 (24.06%) PMO
2 45 (4.81%) QA
3 19 (2.03%) GDPR
4 12 (1.28%) P3O
5 10 (1.07%) SLA
6 8 (0.86%) Data Quality
7 7 (0.75%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 6 (0.64%) PCI DSS
9 5 (0.53%) PMBOK
10 3 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 3 (0.32%) MiFID
10 3 (0.32%) SEPA
11 2 (0.21%) FISMA
11 2 (0.21%) HIPAA
11 2 (0.21%) JSP 440
11 2 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 1 (0.11%) Disclosure Scotland
12 1 (0.11%) Government Security Classifications
12 1 (0.11%) IEC 61508
12 1 (0.11%) TARGET2
System Software
1 36 (3.85%) Active Directory
2 10 (1.07%) Virtual Servers
3 6 (0.64%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 6 (0.64%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (0.43%) Firmware
4 4 (0.43%) KVM
4 4 (0.43%) RHEV
4 4 (0.43%) Samba
4 4 (0.43%) Sendmail
4 4 (0.43%) Veritas File System
4 4 (0.43%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.21%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.11%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.11%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.11%) XenApp
6 1 (0.11%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 25 (2.67%) Single Sign-On
2 17 (1.82%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 14 (1.50%) Microsoft Intune
4 10 (1.07%) CA Single Sign-On
5 9 (0.96%) HP Quality Center
6 8 (0.86%) SCCM
7 6 (0.64%) OpenView
8 4 (0.43%) BladeLogic
8 4 (0.43%) BMC PATROL
8 4 (0.43%) HP ALM
8 4 (0.43%) Tivoli
8 4 (0.43%) yum
9 3 (0.32%) SCOM
10 2 (0.21%) Ansible
10 2 (0.21%) Norton AntiVirus
10 2 (0.21%) vRealize
10 2 (0.21%) WebSphere Service Registry and Repository
11 1 (0.11%) Failover Clustering
11 1 (0.11%) SCDPM
11 1 (0.11%) Terraform
Vendors
1 407 (43.53%) Microsoft
2 54 (5.78%) Oracle
3 41 (4.39%) SAP
4 28 (2.99%) ServiceNow
5 17 (1.82%) Cisco
5 17 (1.82%) IBM
6 15 (1.60%) CA
6 15 (1.60%) HP
7 14 (1.50%) BMC
8 13 (1.39%) CheckPoint
9 12 (1.28%) ForgeRock
10 10 (1.07%) Axway
10 10 (1.07%) Workday
11 9 (0.96%) Citrix
12 8 (0.86%) Salesforce.com
13 7 (0.75%) Adobe
14 6 (0.64%) Google
14 6 (0.64%) Niku
14 6 (0.64%) Pega
14 6 (0.64%) VMware