Period
to 16 November 2019

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 16 November 2019 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
16 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 297 287 223
Rank change year-on-year -10 -64 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Project 657 886 1,150
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.86% 0.93% 1.22%
As % of the Applications category 10.13% 10.98% 13.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 418 599 825
England median daily rate £429 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £250 £250 £250
90th Percentile £600 £638 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £416 £400
% change year-on-year +2.28% +3.89% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 25 22
England median hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £25.06
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.69% +29.69% +15.06%
10th Percentile £19.25 £12.55 £15.29
90th Percentile £45.93 £44.88 £40.00
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £32.82 £25.12
% change year-on-year +6.64% +30.65% +6.26%

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 6,484 8,067 8,510
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 8.53% 8.49% 8.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,802 4,784 5,224
England median daily rate £375 £375 £356
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +1.79%
10th Percentile £146 £150 £150
90th Percentile £556 £563 £574
UK median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 619 737 691
England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £15.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.38% +2.89% -5.76%
10th Percentile £11.23 £10.30 £10.00
90th Percentile £47.05 £40.25 £35.00
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year +9.38% +3.23% -4.02%

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 16 November 2019.

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 16 November 2019.

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 16 November 2019. 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 -12 237 £475 -5.00% 20
South East +23 172 £375 -10.82% 12
Midlands +32 78 £440 +17.33% 7
South West -18 61 £425 +9.68% 10
North of England -2 59 £413 +14.58% 8
West Midlands +12 58 £425 +13.33% 4
East of England +10 48 £450 -5.26% 5
North West +4 34 £400 +9.97% 6
East Midlands +35 19 £550 +20.22% 3
Yorkshire +16 18 £425 +30.77% 1
North East +14 8 £566 +47.36% 1
Microsoft Project
UK

For the 6 months to 16 November 2019, 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.

1 332 (50.53%) Project Management
2 266 (40.49%) Microsoft
3 221 (33.64%) Microsoft Excel
3 221 (33.64%) Finance
4 216 (32.88%) PRINCE2
5 200 (30.44%) Agile Software Development
6 173 (26.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 163 (24.81%) Microsoft Office
8 144 (21.92%) PMO
9 138 (21.00%) Project Delivery
10 121 (18.42%) Security Cleared
11 114 (17.35%) Stakeholder Management
12 105 (15.98%) Analytical Skills
13 100 (15.22%) MS Visio
14 95 (14.46%) SharePoint
15 84 (12.79%) SC Cleared
16 81 (12.33%) PMI Certification
17 78 (11.87%) Migration
17 78 (11.87%) Dependency Management
18 75 (11.42%) Windows
19 72 (10.96%) Project Planning
20 71 (10.81%) Waterfall
21 69 (10.50%) Problem-Solving
22 68 (10.35%) Change Management
23 66 (10.05%) Public Sector
24 65 (9.89%) Scrum
24 65 (9.89%) PMP
25 64 (9.74%) Risk Management
25 64 (9.74%) JIRA
26 63 (9.59%) Programme 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 95 (14.46%) SharePoint
2 36 (5.48%) Confluence
3 27 (4.11%) MS Project Server
4 13 (1.98%) WebLogic
5 8 (1.22%) IBM Notes
5 8 (1.22%) MS Exchange
5 8 (1.22%) Skype for Business
6 7 (1.07%) Exchange Server 2003
6 7 (1.07%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (0.46%) CMS
7 3 (0.46%) JBoss
8 2 (0.30%) Drupal
8 2 (0.30%) IBM Domino
8 2 (0.30%) Oracle Workflow
9 1 (0.15%) Apache
9 1 (0.15%) Apache Pig
9 1 (0.15%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.15%) SAS
9 1 (0.15%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 221 (33.64%) Microsoft Excel
2 173 (26.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 163 (24.81%) Microsoft Office
4 100 (15.22%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.91%) Acrobat
6 5 (0.76%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.30%) Open Workbench
8 1 (0.15%) Adobe Captivate
8 1 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 11 (1.67%) SAP S/4HANA
2 9 (1.37%) Primavera
3 8 (1.22%) Oracle ERP
4 7 (1.07%) Remedy ITSM
5 6 (0.91%) SAP ERP
5 6 (0.91%) SAP HR
6 5 (0.76%) SAP CRM
6 5 (0.76%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 4 (0.61%) Oracle EBS
7 4 (0.61%) Oracle EBS R12
8 3 (0.46%) Dynamics CRM
8 3 (0.46%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 3 (0.46%) SAP CO
8 3 (0.46%) SAP Payroll
9 2 (0.30%) Dynamics AX
9 2 (0.30%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 2 (0.30%) SAP FI
9 2 (0.30%) SAP FI/CO
9 2 (0.30%) SAP MDG
9 2 (0.30%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 45 (6.85%) Office 365
2 37 (5.63%) Azure
3 12 (1.83%) AWS
4 8 (1.22%) Trello
5 7 (1.07%) Smartsheet
5 7 (1.07%) SuccessFactors
6 6 (0.91%) Power Platform
6 6 (0.91%) SaaS
7 4 (0.61%) Google Analytics
7 4 (0.61%) Slack
8 3 (0.46%) Basecamp
8 3 (0.46%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (0.15%) GCP
9 1 (0.15%) IBM Blueworks
9 1 (0.15%) npm
9 1 (0.15%) OneDrive
9 1 (0.15%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 18 (2.74%) Internet
2 12 (1.83%) Firewall
2 12 (1.83%) Skype
3 11 (1.67%) WAN
4 9 (1.37%) VPN
4 9 (1.37%) WebEx
5 8 (1.22%) Intranet
5 8 (1.22%) Remote Desktop
5 8 (1.22%) VoIP
6 7 (1.07%) LAN
7 6 (0.91%) DWDM
7 6 (0.91%) Ethernet
7 6 (0.91%) SAN
7 6 (0.91%) Wi-Fi
8 4 (0.61%) TCP/IP
9 3 (0.46%) Cisco IOS
9 3 (0.46%) Unified Communications
10 2 (0.30%) Extranet
10 2 (0.30%) SDH
10 2 (0.30%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (1.98%) Oracle OWB
2 11 (1.67%) Big Data
2 11 (1.67%) Oracle Reports
3 8 (1.22%) BusinessObjects
4 6 (0.91%) Power BI
5 5 (0.76%) QlikView
5 5 (0.76%) SAP HANA
5 5 (0.76%) SQL Server
6 4 (0.61%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (0.46%) MS Access
8 2 (0.30%) NoSQL
8 2 (0.30%) Oracle Exadata
9 1 (0.15%) Apache Hive
9 1 (0.15%) Cloudera CDH
9 1 (0.15%) Geospatial Data
9 1 (0.15%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.15%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.15%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.15%) SQL Navigator
9 1 (0.15%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 64 (9.74%) JIRA
2 20 (3.04%) Team Foundation Server
3 10 (1.52%) Visual Studio Team System
4 7 (1.07%) Selenium
5 6 (0.91%) JMeter
6 5 (0.76%) Git (software)
6 5 (0.76%) LoadRunner
7 3 (0.46%) Zephyr
8 2 (0.30%) Jenkins
8 2 (0.30%) SpecFlow
9 1 (0.15%) AdminStudio
9 1 (0.15%) Balsamiq
9 1 (0.15%) Grunt
9 1 (0.15%) gulp
9 1 (0.15%) JIRA Agile
9 1 (0.15%) LoadUI
9 1 (0.15%) SoapUI
9 1 (0.15%) StarTeam
9 1 (0.15%) VersionOne
9 1 (0.15%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 221 (33.64%) Finance
2 66 (10.05%) Public Sector
3 47 (7.15%) Telecoms
4 28 (4.26%) Banking
4 28 (4.26%) Retail
5 26 (3.96%) Manufacturing
6 23 (3.50%) Marketing
7 12 (1.83%) Military
8 10 (1.52%) Pharmaceutical
9 9 (1.37%) Electronics
9 9 (1.37%) Law
10 8 (1.22%) French Language
11 7 (1.07%) German Language
12 6 (0.91%) Legal
13 5 (0.76%) Billing
13 5 (0.76%) Front Office
13 5 (0.76%) Local Government
14 4 (0.61%) Financial Institution
14 4 (0.61%) Investment Banking
14 4 (0.61%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 211 (32.12%) Project Manager
2 87 (13.24%) Analyst
3 50 (7.61%) Programme Planner
4 40 (6.09%) IT Manager
5 38 (5.78%) Coordinator
6 35 (5.33%) Business Analyst
7 31 (4.72%) IT Project Manager
7 31 (4.72%) Project Planner
8 29 (4.41%) PMO Analyst
9 24 (3.65%) Project Coordinator
10 23 (3.50%) Programme Manager
11 17 (2.59%) Applications Manager
11 17 (2.59%) Consultant
12 16 (2.44%) Applications Project Manager
12 16 (2.44%) PMO Planner
13 15 (2.28%) Migration Manager
14 14 (2.13%) Agile Project Manager
14 14 (2.13%) Delivery Manager
14 14 (2.13%) Transition Manager
15 13 (1.98%) Project Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (2.13%) XML
2 7 (1.07%) HTML
3 5 (0.76%) .NET
4 4 (0.61%) CGI
5 3 (0.46%) CSS
5 3 (0.46%) Middleware
5 3 (0.46%) Oracle Fusion
5 3 (0.46%) Web Services
6 2 (0.30%) .NET Framework
6 2 (0.30%) AngularJS
7 1 (0.15%) 802.1X
7 1 (0.15%) ActiveX
7 1 (0.15%) Node.js
7 1 (0.15%) React
7 1 (0.15%) REST
7 1 (0.15%) SOAP
7 1 (0.15%) Velocity
7 1 (0.15%) WCF
7 1 (0.15%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 105 (15.98%) Analytical Skills
2 41 (6.24%) Management Information System
3 36 (5.48%) Self-Motivation
4 29 (4.41%) PMI
5 17 (2.59%) Data Centre
6 14 (2.13%) User Experience
7 12 (1.83%) Virtual Team
8 9 (1.37%) Enterprise Storage
8 9 (1.37%) Public Cloud
9 8 (1.22%) Life Science
10 7 (1.07%) Blackberry
10 7 (1.07%) Client/Server
10 7 (1.07%) CMDB
11 6 (0.91%) Derivative
11 6 (0.91%) NHS
11 6 (0.91%) PDA
12 5 (0.76%) ASIC
12 5 (0.76%) FMCG
12 5 (0.76%) OTC Derivatives
13 4 (0.61%) e-Learning
Operating Systems
1 75 (11.42%) Windows
2 23 (3.50%) Windows 10
3 19 (2.89%) Windows 7
4 16 (2.44%) Unix
4 16 (2.44%) Windows Server
5 13 (1.98%) Windows XP
6 11 (1.67%) Linux
7 8 (1.22%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (1.07%) Windows 2000
8 7 (1.07%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (1.07%) Windows Vista
9 5 (0.76%) Android
10 4 (0.61%) Apple iOS
10 4 (0.61%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (0.46%) Windows 8
12 2 (0.30%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.15%) CentOS
13 1 (0.15%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.15%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 332 (50.53%) Project Management
2 216 (32.88%) PRINCE2
3 200 (30.44%) Agile Software Development
4 138 (21.00%) Project Delivery
5 114 (17.35%) Stakeholder Management
6 78 (11.87%) Dependency Management
6 78 (11.87%) Migration
7 72 (10.96%) Project Planning
8 71 (10.81%) Waterfall
9 69 (10.50%) Problem-Solving
10 68 (10.35%) Change Management
11 65 (9.89%) Scrum
12 64 (9.74%) Risk Management
13 63 (9.59%) Programme Management
14 53 (8.07%) ITIL
15 46 (7.00%) SDLC
16 43 (6.54%) Coaching
17 41 (6.24%) Change Control
18 40 (6.09%) Programme Delivery
19 37 (5.63%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 37 (5.63%) SQL
2 20 (3.04%) C
3 15 (2.28%) Java
4 11 (1.67%) C#
5 6 (0.91%) VBA
6 5 (0.76%) PowerShell
7 4 (0.61%) JavaScript
8 2 (0.30%) VBScript
9 1 (0.15%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.15%) Python
9 1 (0.15%) R
9 1 (0.15%) TypeScript
9 1 (0.15%) VB
9 1 (0.15%) X++
Qualifications
1 121 (18.42%) Security Cleared
2 84 (12.79%) SC Cleared
3 81 (12.33%) PMI Certification
4 65 (9.89%) PMP
5 48 (7.31%) Degree
6 29 (4.41%) APMP
7 26 (3.96%) DV Cleared
8 22 (3.35%) ISEB
9 21 (3.20%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 17 (2.59%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 15 (2.28%) APMG
12 10 (1.52%) ISEB Practitioner
13 5 (0.76%) Microsoft Certification
14 4 (0.61%) CISA
14 4 (0.61%) CISM
14 4 (0.61%) CISSP
14 4 (0.61%) CTC Cleared
14 4 (0.61%) HNC
14 4 (0.61%) Master's Degree
14 4 (0.61%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 144 (21.92%) PMO
2 39 (5.94%) QA
3 8 (1.22%) Data Quality
4 7 (1.07%) SLA
5 6 (0.91%) P3O
6 5 (0.76%) MiFID
7 4 (0.61%) ISO 9000
7 4 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 4 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 4 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 2 (0.30%) GDPR
8 2 (0.30%) GxP
9 1 (0.15%) COBIT
9 1 (0.15%) Disclosure Scotland
9 1 (0.15%) Good Clinical Practice
9 1 (0.15%) IFRS
9 1 (0.15%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.15%) PMBOK
9 1 (0.15%) Solvency II
9 1 (0.15%) TARGET2
System Software
1 27 (4.11%) Active Directory
2 13 (1.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (1.22%) Microsoft App-V
4 7 (1.07%) vSphere
5 4 (0.61%) Hyper-V
6 3 (0.46%) Virtual Desktop
7 2 (0.30%) BitLocker
7 2 (0.30%) NDS
7 2 (0.30%) NetIQ eDirectory
7 2 (0.30%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.15%) Apache Flume
8 1 (0.15%) HDFS
8 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.15%) Terminal Server
8 1 (0.15%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.15%) VMware NSX
8 1 (0.15%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 15 (2.28%) SCCM
2 12 (1.83%) NetBackup
3 8 (1.22%) HP Quality Center
3 8 (1.22%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 7 (1.07%) ServiceCenter
5 2 (0.30%) Microsoft Intune
5 2 (0.30%) SCOM
5 2 (0.30%) vRealize
6 1 (0.15%) Ambari
6 1 (0.15%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.15%) Hadoop YARN
6 1 (0.15%) Oozie
6 1 (0.15%) TrustSec
6 1 (0.15%) vCenter Server
6 1 (0.15%) WMI
Vendors
1 266 (40.49%) Microsoft
2 53 (8.07%) Oracle
2 53 (8.07%) SAP
3 19 (2.89%) Cisco
4 16 (2.44%) VMware
5 15 (2.28%) CheckPoint
6 13 (1.98%) webMethods
7 12 (1.83%) Salesforce.com
8 11 (1.67%) ServiceNow
9 10 (1.52%) Remedy
9 10 (1.52%) Veritas
10 9 (1.37%) Google
11 8 (1.22%) Bomgar
11 8 (1.22%) Lotus
11 8 (1.22%) NetApp
11 8 (1.22%) Tableau
12 7 (1.07%) Adobe
12 7 (1.07%) HP
12 7 (1.07%) Peregrine
13 6 (0.91%) Citrix