Period
to 15 July 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 15 July 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
15 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 276 313 260
Rank change year-on-year +37 -53 -51
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Project 309 691 951
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.87% 0.81% 1.00%
As % of the Applications category 10.30% 9.83% 11.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 180 417 646
Median daily rate £448 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.29% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £262 £237 £250
90th Percentile £600 £600 £609
UK median daily rate £440 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +3.53% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 17 26
Median hourly rate £20.95 £38.00 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -44.87% +46.15% -32.88%
10th Percentile £16.10 £28.93 £15.00
90th Percentile £32.50 £56.90 £39.38
UK median hourly rate £23.01 £35.50 £26.88
% change year-on-year -35.20% +32.07% -32.80%

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 3,001 7,027 8,174
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 8.48% 8.28% 8.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,718 4,105 4,911
Median daily rate £383 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.00% - +4.53%
10th Percentile £146 £150 £148
90th Percentile £575 £575 £563
UK median daily rate £375 £375 £373
% change year-on-year - +0.67% +6.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 320 604 745
Median hourly rate £18.50 £16.57 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.68% -2.56% +6.25%
10th Percentile £11.24 £10.99 £10.88
90th Percentile £42.50 £47.25 £40.73
Median hourly rate £19.00 £16.60 £16.50
% change year-on-year +14.46% +0.61% +3.13%

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 15 July 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 15 July 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 15 July 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 +52 101 £468 -2.60% 4
South East +58 69 £438 +9.38% 5
North of England +63 45 £400 +6.67% 3
South West +47 38 £438 +5.42% 1
Midlands +49 37 £388 -0.64% 5
West Midlands +47 33 £400 +6.95% 4
North West +57 26 £398 +6.00% 2
Yorkshire +52 17 £425 +3.03% 1
East of England +54 12 £460 +8.88% 1
East Midlands +50 4 £343 -14.38% 1
North East +35 2 £130 -51.40%
Microsoft Project
UK

For the 6 months to 15 July 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.

1 166 (53.72%) Microsoft
2 155 (50.16%) Project Management
3 105 (33.98%) PRINCE2
4 93 (30.10%) Agile Software Development
5 85 (27.51%) Microsoft Office
6 83 (26.86%) Finance
7 81 (26.21%) Stakeholder Management
8 74 (23.95%) Project Delivery
9 68 (22.01%) Microsoft Excel
10 64 (20.71%) Security Cleared
10 64 (20.71%) PMO
11 51 (16.50%) Public Sector
12 50 (16.18%) SC Cleared
12 50 (16.18%) MS Visio
13 48 (15.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
14 44 (14.24%) Analytical Skills
14 44 (14.24%) Risk Management
15 39 (12.62%) SharePoint
16 36 (11.65%) Waterfall
16 36 (11.65%) Project Planning
17 35 (11.33%) Windows
18 34 (11.00%) ITIL
18 34 (11.00%) Degree
19 33 (10.68%) Change Management
20 32 (10.36%) JIRA
21 31 (10.03%) PMI Certification
21 31 (10.03%) Problem-Solving
22 28 (9.06%) Oracle
22 28 (9.06%) Scrum
23 25 (8.09%) Coaching

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 39 (12.62%) SharePoint
2 15 (4.85%) WebLogic
3 12 (3.88%) Confluence
4 7 (2.27%) MS Project Server
5 6 (1.94%) MS Exchange
6 5 (1.62%) CMS
6 5 (1.62%) Exchange Server 2003
6 5 (1.62%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (0.65%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 85 (27.51%) Microsoft Office
2 68 (22.01%) Microsoft Excel
3 50 (16.18%) MS Visio
4 48 (15.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (1.29%) Acrobat
6 3 (0.97%) Adobe Captivate
6 3 (0.97%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.65%) Open Workbench
8 1 (0.32%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.32%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.32%) Revit
Business Applications
1 5 (1.62%) Primavera
1 5 (1.62%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (1.29%) SAP S/4HANA
3 2 (0.65%) CA PPM
3 2 (0.65%) Oracle ERP
3 2 (0.65%) SAP FI
3 2 (0.65%) SAP GTS
3 2 (0.65%) SAP HR
3 2 (0.65%) SAP SCM
4 1 (0.32%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.32%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.32%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.32%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.32%) Oracle iProcurement
4 1 (0.32%) Oracle iSupplier
4 1 (0.32%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.32%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (0.32%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.32%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.32%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 18 (5.83%) Office 365
2 15 (4.85%) Azure
3 8 (2.59%) OneDrive
4 6 (1.94%) Power Platform
4 6 (1.94%) Serverless
5 5 (1.62%) AWS
5 5 (1.62%) SaaS
6 4 (1.29%) Adobe Analytics
6 4 (1.29%) Google Analytics
7 3 (0.97%) Dynamics 365
8 2 (0.65%) Basecamp
8 2 (0.65%) SuccessFactors
9 1 (0.32%) Asana
9 1 (0.32%) GCP
9 1 (0.32%) IaaS
9 1 (0.32%) Lucidchart
9 1 (0.32%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
9 1 (0.32%) Salesforce Service Cloud
9 1 (0.32%) Smartsheet
9 1 (0.32%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 8 (2.59%) Wi-Fi
2 7 (2.27%) Internet
2 7 (2.27%) LTE
2 7 (2.27%) Remote Desktop
2 7 (2.27%) VoLTE
3 6 (1.94%) VPN
3 6 (1.94%) WebEx
4 5 (1.62%) Skype
5 4 (1.29%) 5G
5 4 (1.29%) Broadband
6 3 (0.97%) 4G
6 3 (0.97%) Intranet
6 3 (0.97%) Software-Defined Networking
6 3 (0.97%) TCP/IP
6 3 (0.97%) WAN
7 2 (0.65%) 2G
7 2 (0.65%) DOCSIS
7 2 (0.65%) Firewall
7 2 (0.65%) Network Security
7 2 (0.65%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (6.80%) Oracle OWB
2 6 (1.94%) Power BI
3 4 (1.29%) BusinessObjects
3 4 (1.29%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (0.97%) MS Access
5 2 (0.65%) Big Data
5 2 (0.65%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.32%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.32%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.32%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 32 (10.36%) JIRA
2 2 (0.65%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.32%) AdminStudio
3 1 (0.32%) GitLab
3 1 (0.32%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.32%) JMeter
3 1 (0.32%) LoadUI
3 1 (0.32%) Pivotal Tracker
3 1 (0.32%) SoapUI
3 1 (0.32%) StarTeam
3 1 (0.32%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.32%) Zephyr
General
1 83 (26.86%) Finance
2 51 (16.50%) Public Sector
3 20 (6.47%) Telecoms
4 10 (3.24%) Banking
4 10 (3.24%) Manufacturing
5 8 (2.59%) German Language
6 7 (2.27%) French Language
6 7 (2.27%) Legal
7 4 (1.29%) Billing
7 4 (1.29%) Law
7 4 (1.29%) Military
7 4 (1.29%) Retail
8 3 (0.97%) Local Government
8 3 (0.97%) Marketing
9 2 (0.65%) Electronics
9 2 (0.65%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.32%) Advertising
10 1 (0.32%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.32%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.32%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 111 (35.92%) Project Manager
2 29 (9.39%) Analyst
3 17 (5.50%) PMO Planner
4 16 (5.18%) IT Manager
4 16 (5.18%) Test Manager
5 15 (4.85%) Coordinator
5 15 (4.85%) PMO Analyst
6 14 (4.53%) IT Project Manager
7 13 (4.21%) Programme Manager
8 12 (3.88%) Project Officer
8 12 (3.88%) Support Officer
9 11 (3.56%) Project Support Officer
10 10 (3.24%) Architect
10 10 (3.24%) Business Analyst
10 10 (3.24%) PMO Coordinator
10 10 (3.24%) PMO Manager
10 10 (3.24%) Project Planner
10 10 (3.24%) Risk Manager
11 9 (2.91%) Consultant
11 9 (2.91%) Voice Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (5.83%) XML
2 6 (1.94%) Web Services
3 2 (0.65%) ActiveX
3 2 (0.65%) EDI
3 2 (0.65%) SOAP
4 1 (0.32%) .NET
4 1 (0.32%) ADO
4 1 (0.32%) AngularJS
4 1 (0.32%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.32%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (0.32%) CGI
4 1 (0.32%) JSON
4 1 (0.32%) LAMP
4 1 (0.32%) LDAP
4 1 (0.32%) React
4 1 (0.32%) SAML
4 1 (0.32%) UDDI
Miscellaneous
1 44 (14.24%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (6.15%) PMI
3 18 (5.83%) Management Information System
4 8 (2.59%) Data Centre
5 7 (2.27%) Self-Motivation
5 7 (2.27%) Virtual Team
6 4 (1.29%) Blackberry
6 4 (1.29%) FMCG
6 4 (1.29%) PDA
7 3 (0.97%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (0.97%) Hybrid Cloud
7 3 (0.97%) Public Cloud
7 3 (0.97%) User Experience
8 2 (0.65%) e-Learning
9 1 (0.32%) CCTV
9 1 (0.32%) CMDB
9 1 (0.32%) Device Driver
9 1 (0.32%) Freedom of Information
9 1 (0.32%) NHS
9 1 (0.32%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 35 (11.33%) Windows
2 19 (6.15%) Unix
3 14 (4.53%) Windows Server
4 13 (4.21%) Windows 7
5 9 (2.91%) Windows 10
6 7 (2.27%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (1.62%) Linux
7 5 (1.62%) Windows 2000
7 5 (1.62%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (1.62%) Windows Vista
7 5 (1.62%) Windows XP
8 3 (0.97%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (0.97%) Windows Server 2016
9 2 (0.65%) Windows Server 2019
10 1 (0.32%) AIX
10 1 (0.32%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.32%) pSOS
10 1 (0.32%) Solaris
10 1 (0.32%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 155 (50.16%) Project Management
2 105 (33.98%) PRINCE2
3 93 (30.10%) Agile Software Development
4 81 (26.21%) Stakeholder Management
5 74 (23.95%) Project Delivery
6 44 (14.24%) Risk Management
7 36 (11.65%) Project Planning
7 36 (11.65%) Waterfall
8 34 (11.00%) ITIL
9 33 (10.68%) Change Management
10 31 (10.03%) Problem-Solving
11 28 (9.06%) Scrum
12 25 (8.09%) Coaching
13 24 (7.77%) Decision-Making
13 24 (7.77%) SDLC
14 23 (7.44%) Change Control
14 23 (7.44%) Migration
15 20 (6.47%) Programme Management
16 19 (6.15%) Test Management
17 18 (5.83%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 19 (6.15%) Java
2 18 (5.83%) SQL
3 4 (1.29%) C
4 3 (0.97%) PowerShell
4 3 (0.97%) VBA
5 1 (0.32%) C#
5 1 (0.32%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.32%) Perl
5 1 (0.32%) VB.NET
5 1 (0.32%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 64 (20.71%) Security Cleared
2 50 (16.18%) SC Cleared
3 34 (11.00%) Degree
4 31 (10.03%) PMI Certification
5 23 (7.44%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 19 (6.15%) ISEB
7 17 (5.50%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 16 (5.18%) ISEB Practitioner
9 14 (4.53%) PMP
10 13 (4.21%) DV Cleared
11 8 (2.59%) Computer Science Degree
12 6 (1.94%) APMP
12 6 (1.94%) CISM
13 5 (1.62%) CISA
13 5 (1.62%) CISSP
14 4 (1.29%) CLAS
14 4 (1.29%) GIAC
15 3 (0.97%) TOGAF Certification
16 2 (0.65%) ITIL Certification
16 2 (0.65%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (20.71%) PMO
2 12 (3.88%) QA
3 9 (2.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (2.27%) PCI DSS
5 6 (1.94%) COBIT
5 6 (1.94%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 6 (1.94%) P3O
5 6 (1.94%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 5 (1.62%) SLA
7 2 (0.65%) Good Clinical Practice
7 2 (0.65%) Solvency II
8 1 (0.32%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.32%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 1 (0.32%) GDPR
8 1 (0.32%) GPG13
8 1 (0.32%) GxP
8 1 (0.32%) ISO 9000
8 1 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 1 (0.32%) RMADS
System Software
1 14 (4.53%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.97%) Virtual Desktop
2 3 (0.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.65%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.32%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.32%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 6 (1.94%) SCCM
1 6 (1.94%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 5 (1.62%) ServiceCenter
3 3 (0.97%) SCOM
3 3 (0.97%) vRealize
4 1 (0.32%) Single Sign-On
4 1 (0.32%) Terraform
Vendors
1 166 (53.72%) Microsoft
2 28 (9.06%) Oracle
3 23 (7.44%) SAP
4 21 (6.80%) IBM
5 14 (4.53%) CheckPoint
6 13 (4.21%) Remedy
7 12 (3.88%) webMethods
8 11 (3.56%) Adobe
9 9 (2.91%) Cisco
10 7 (2.27%) ServiceNow
11 6 (1.94%) Bomgar
12 5 (1.62%) Ericsson
12 5 (1.62%) HP
12 5 (1.62%) Peregrine
13 4 (1.29%) Google
14 3 (0.97%) Avaya
14 3 (0.97%) Citrix
14 3 (0.97%) Pegasus
14 3 (0.97%) VMware
15 2 (0.65%) Red Hat