Period
to 12 December 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 12 December 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
12 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 279 228 212
Rank change year-on-year -51 -16 -37
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Project 904 1,131 1,211
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.94% 1.19% 1.26%
As % of the Applications category 11.36% 13.48% 13.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 603 795 816
England median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £250 £261 £225
90th Percentile £638 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £421 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +5.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 22 15
England median hourly rate £30.50 £25.12 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.42% +11.64% -2.17%
10th Percentile £12.55 £15.29 £14.84
90th Percentile £45.06 £40.00 £42.24
UK median hourly rate £34.50 £26.50 £27.00
% change year-on-year +30.19% -1.85% +17.39%

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 7,961 8,393 8,884
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 8.26% 8.83% 9.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,716 5,194 5,199
England median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% - -
10th Percentile £145 £145 £150
90th Percentile £564 £575 £525
UK median daily rate £374 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +6.86% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 727 682 876
England median hourly rate £15.96 £16.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £10.25 £10.12 £10.25
90th Percentile £38.00 £35.00 £40.50
UK median hourly rate £15.88 £15.53 £16.00
% change year-on-year +2.29% -2.97% +6.67%

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 12 December 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 12 December 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 12 December 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 -77 343 £500 +11.11% 36
South East -21 203 £425 +6.25% 29
Midlands -31 94 £375 +10.29% 21
North of England -47 93 £350 -12.50% 20
South West -38 88 £388 -0.64% 16
East of England +7 79 £450 +12.50% 9
West Midlands -27 79 £375 +10.29% 18
North West -1 45 £375 -11.76% 13
Yorkshire -48 38 £300 -21.05% 5
East Midlands -5 14 £458 +30.71% 3
North East -15 10 £384 -5.25% 2
Microsoft Project
UK

For the 6 months to 12 December 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.

1 495 (54.76%) Project Management
2 433 (47.90%) Microsoft
3 327 (36.17%) Microsoft Excel
4 299 (33.08%) Finance
5 292 (32.30%) PRINCE2
6 280 (30.97%) Microsoft Office
7 262 (28.98%) Agile Software Development
8 245 (27.10%) PMO
9 229 (25.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
10 181 (20.02%) MS Visio
11 172 (19.03%) Stakeholder Management
12 154 (17.04%) SharePoint
13 145 (16.04%) Security Cleared
14 129 (14.27%) ITIL
15 119 (13.16%) Analytical Skills
16 114 (12.61%) Project Planning
17 109 (12.06%) Change Management
18 102 (11.28%) Programme Management
19 98 (10.84%) SC Cleared
20 97 (10.73%) Risk Management
21 91 (10.07%) JIRA
22 90 (9.96%) Windows
23 87 (9.62%) Problem-Solving
24 85 (9.40%) Change Control
25 79 (8.74%) Waterfall
26 74 (8.19%) SQL
27 72 (7.96%) Degree
27 72 (7.96%) Migration
28 70 (7.74%) PMI Certification
29 69 (7.63%) SDLC

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
1 154 (17.04%) SharePoint
2 46 (5.09%) IIS
3 35 (3.87%) Apache
3 35 (3.87%) Tomcat
4 26 (2.88%) Confluence
5 21 (2.32%) MS Project Server
6 13 (1.44%) WebLogic
7 11 (1.22%) nginx
7 11 (1.22%) SharePoint 2013
8 10 (1.11%) Skype for Business
9 8 (0.88%) K2 blackpearl
10 5 (0.55%) Documentum
10 5 (0.55%) WebSphere
11 4 (0.44%) CMS
12 3 (0.33%) Oracle Workflow
13 2 (0.22%) BizTalk Server
13 2 (0.22%) IBM Domino
13 2 (0.22%) IBM Notes
13 2 (0.22%) SharePoint Server
14 1 (0.11%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 327 (36.17%) Microsoft Excel
2 280 (30.97%) Microsoft Office
3 229 (25.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 181 (20.02%) MS Visio
5 10 (1.11%) Open Workbench
6 7 (0.77%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.11%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.11%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 24 (2.65%) Primavera
2 8 (0.88%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (0.66%) CA PPM
4 5 (0.55%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 3 (0.33%) Sage 50
5 3 (0.33%) SAP ERP
5 3 (0.33%) SAP WM
6 2 (0.22%) Eloqua
6 2 (0.22%) Oracle BPM
6 2 (0.22%) SAP CRM
6 2 (0.22%) SAP HCM
7 1 (0.11%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 1 (0.11%) Finacle
7 1 (0.11%) Hyperion Planning
7 1 (0.11%) Loan IQ
7 1 (0.11%) Maximo
7 1 (0.11%) Oracle Assets
7 1 (0.11%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 1 (0.11%) SAP S/4HANA
7 1 (0.11%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 62 (6.86%) Office 365
2 54 (5.97%) Microsoft Azure
3 19 (2.10%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (0.88%) SaaS
5 7 (0.77%) Trello
6 5 (0.55%) Azure Active Directory
6 5 (0.55%) PaaS
6 5 (0.55%) SuccessFactors
7 4 (0.44%) IaaS
8 2 (0.22%) Apigee
8 2 (0.22%) Basecamp
8 2 (0.22%) Google Drive
9 1 (0.11%) Asana
9 1 (0.11%) BlueKai
9 1 (0.11%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (0.11%) GitHub
9 1 (0.11%) Lucidchart
9 1 (0.11%) OneDrive
9 1 (0.11%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
9 1 (0.11%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 21 (2.32%) Firewall
1 21 (2.32%) Kerberos
1 21 (2.32%) SSL
2 15 (1.66%) Skype
3 14 (1.55%) DMZ
3 14 (1.55%) LAN
3 14 (1.55%) SAN
4 10 (1.11%) Software-Defined Networking
5 9 (1.00%) WAN
6 7 (0.77%) Cisco IOS
6 7 (0.77%) DNS
6 7 (0.77%) TCP/IP
6 7 (0.77%) Wi-Fi
7 4 (0.44%) Cisco IPT
7 4 (0.44%) Intranet
7 4 (0.44%) IP Telephony
7 4 (0.44%) iSCSI
7 4 (0.44%) MPLS
7 4 (0.44%) NAS
7 4 (0.44%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (2.77%) SQL Server
2 21 (2.32%) Oracle OWB
3 14 (1.55%) Data Warehouse
4 11 (1.22%) BusinessObjects
5 7 (0.77%) Oracle Reports
5 7 (0.77%) Power BI
6 4 (0.44%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
7 3 (0.33%) Data Lake
7 3 (0.33%) Geospatial Data
8 2 (0.22%) DataStage
8 2 (0.22%) GIS
8 2 (0.22%) MS Access
8 2 (0.22%) Oracle BI EE
9 1 (0.11%) Big Data
9 1 (0.11%) Impala
9 1 (0.11%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.11%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.11%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.11%) Riak
9 1 (0.11%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 91 (10.07%) JIRA
2 10 (1.11%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (0.55%) PVCS
3 5 (0.55%) Subversion
4 4 (0.44%) Jenkins
4 4 (0.44%) Selenium
4 4 (0.44%) Visual Studio Team System
5 3 (0.33%) SpecFlow
5 3 (0.33%) Visual Studio
6 2 (0.22%) AdminStudio
6 2 (0.22%) Ant
6 2 (0.22%) Cucumber
6 2 (0.22%) Git (software)
6 2 (0.22%) GitLab
6 2 (0.22%) IBM UrbanCode
6 2 (0.22%) LoadRunner
6 2 (0.22%) Toad
7 1 (0.11%) Hudson
7 1 (0.11%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.11%) Zephyr
General
1 299 (33.08%) Finance
2 50 (5.53%) Telecoms
3 44 (4.87%) Retail
4 40 (4.42%) Banking
5 28 (3.10%) Marketing
6 22 (2.43%) Manufacturing
7 16 (1.77%) Legal
7 16 (1.77%) Military
8 12 (1.33%) Investment Banking
9 9 (1.00%) Law
10 7 (0.77%) Billing
10 7 (0.77%) Dutch Language
11 6 (0.66%) Electronics
11 6 (0.66%) Pharmaceutical
12 5 (0.55%) Advertising
12 5 (0.55%) Aerospace
12 5 (0.55%) Back Office
12 5 (0.55%) Front Office
12 5 (0.55%) Retail Banking
13 4 (0.44%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 331 (36.62%) Project Manager
2 139 (15.38%) Analyst
3 74 (8.19%) PMO Analyst
4 65 (7.19%) IT Manager
5 57 (6.31%) IT Project Manager
6 46 (5.09%) Business Analyst
7 43 (4.76%) Project Planner
8 36 (3.98%) Coordinator
8 36 (3.98%) Senior Manager
9 30 (3.32%) Senior Project Manager
10 28 (3.10%) Test Manager
11 27 (2.99%) Junior
12 25 (2.77%) Infrastructure Manager
12 25 (2.77%) Project Coordinator
13 24 (2.65%) Applications Engineer
14 23 (2.54%) PMO Planner
15 22 (2.43%) Programme Planner
16 21 (2.32%) Infrastructure Project Manager
17 20 (2.21%) Programme Manager
17 20 (2.21%) Project Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (3.98%) SailPoint
2 23 (2.54%) XML
3 21 (2.32%) SAML
4 19 (2.10%) LDAP
5 18 (1.99%) Middleware
6 17 (1.88%) Web Services
7 14 (1.55%) .NET
8 11 (1.22%) SPNEGO
8 11 (1.22%) WCF
8 11 (1.22%) Windows Identity Foundation
9 6 (0.66%) WPF
10 4 (0.44%) HTML
11 3 (0.33%) Gherkin
11 3 (0.33%) OAuth
11 3 (0.33%) OAuth2
11 3 (0.33%) OpenID
12 2 (0.22%) IBM Integration Bus
12 2 (0.22%) SOAP
12 2 (0.22%) Velocity
12 2 (0.22%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 119 (13.16%) Analytical Skills
2 49 (5.42%) Management Information System
3 39 (4.31%) PMI
4 32 (3.54%) Data Centre
4 32 (3.54%) Self-Motivation
5 19 (2.10%) Virtual Team
6 17 (1.88%) Hybrid Cloud
7 13 (1.44%) NHS
8 12 (1.33%) PKI
9 6 (0.66%) Life Science
9 6 (0.66%) User Experience
10 5 (0.55%) CCTV
10 5 (0.55%) FMCG
10 5 (0.55%) Wiki
11 4 (0.44%) Enterprise Software
11 4 (0.44%) Enterprise Storage
11 4 (0.44%) Equities
11 4 (0.44%) LPAR
12 3 (0.33%) e-Learning
12 3 (0.33%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 90 (9.96%) Windows
2 33 (3.65%) Windows 10
3 27 (2.99%) Unix
4 17 (1.88%) Windows Server
4 17 (1.88%) Windows Server 2012
5 14 (1.55%) Linux
6 10 (1.11%) Windows 7
7 8 (0.88%) Android
7 8 (0.88%) Apple iOS
8 4 (0.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (0.44%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 3 (0.33%) AIX
10 1 (0.11%) Solaris
10 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.11%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 495 (54.76%) Project Management
2 292 (32.30%) PRINCE2
3 262 (28.98%) Agile Software Development
4 172 (19.03%) Stakeholder Management
5 129 (14.27%) ITIL
6 114 (12.61%) Project Planning
7 109 (12.06%) Change Management
8 102 (11.28%) Programme Management
9 97 (10.73%) Risk Management
10 87 (9.62%) Problem-Solving
11 85 (9.40%) Change Control
12 79 (8.74%) Waterfall
13 72 (7.96%) Migration
14 69 (7.63%) SDLC
15 59 (6.53%) Project Governance
16 53 (5.86%) Decision-Making
17 51 (5.64%) Quality Management
17 51 (5.64%) Scrum
18 45 (4.98%) Coaching
18 45 (4.98%) Matrix Organization
Programming Languages
1 74 (8.19%) SQL
2 39 (4.31%) Python
3 21 (2.32%) Java
4 16 (1.77%) C
5 12 (1.33%) PowerShell
6 10 (1.11%) C#
7 7 (0.77%) Shell Script
8 3 (0.33%) C++
8 3 (0.33%) JavaScript
8 3 (0.33%) VB
9 2 (0.22%) Korn
9 2 (0.22%) Perl
9 2 (0.22%) PL/SQL
9 2 (0.22%) VBScript
10 1 (0.11%) Erlang
10 1 (0.11%) Ruby
10 1 (0.11%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.11%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.11%) VB6
10 1 (0.11%) VBA
Qualifications
1 145 (16.04%) Security Cleared
2 98 (10.84%) SC Cleared
3 72 (7.96%) Degree
4 70 (7.74%) PMI Certification
5 58 (6.42%) PMP
6 50 (5.53%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 43 (4.76%) DV Cleared
8 41 (4.54%) ISEB
9 27 (2.99%) APMP
10 22 (2.43%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 14 (1.55%) HND
12 12 (1.33%) ISEB Practitioner
13 11 (1.22%) HNC
14 10 (1.11%) Microsoft Certification
15 9 (1.00%) Master's Degree
15 9 (1.00%) Six Sigma Black Belt
16 8 (0.88%) ISTQB
16 8 (0.88%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
17 5 (0.55%) Computer Science Degree
18 4 (0.44%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 245 (27.10%) PMO
2 44 (4.87%) QA
3 16 (1.77%) P3O
4 13 (1.44%) Data Quality
5 8 (0.88%) GDPR
5 8 (0.88%) PCI DSS
6 6 (0.66%) PMBOK
7 5 (0.55%) SLA
8 4 (0.44%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 3 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 2 (0.22%) Disclosure Scotland
10 2 (0.22%) FISMA
10 2 (0.22%) HIPAA
10 2 (0.22%) JSP 440
10 2 (0.22%) MiFID
10 2 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 2 (0.22%) SEPA
11 1 (0.11%) Dodd-Frank
11 1 (0.11%) EMIR
11 1 (0.11%) Government Security Classifications
System Software
1 37 (4.09%) Active Directory
2 11 (1.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (0.77%) Virtual Servers
4 5 (0.55%) Microsoft App-V
4 5 (0.55%) Virtual Desktop
5 4 (0.44%) Firmware
5 4 (0.44%) KVM
5 4 (0.44%) RHEV
5 4 (0.44%) Samba
5 4 (0.44%) Sendmail
5 4 (0.44%) Veritas File System
5 4 (0.44%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (0.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 3 (0.33%) vSphere
7 2 (0.22%) XenApp
8 1 (0.11%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 38 (4.20%) Single Sign-On
2 15 (1.66%) Microsoft Intune
3 13 (1.44%) SCCM
4 12 (1.33%) CA Single Sign-On
5 7 (0.77%) HP Quality Center
5 7 (0.77%) NetBackup
5 7 (0.77%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 6 (0.66%) OpenView
6 6 (0.66%) SCOM
7 4 (0.44%) Ansible
7 4 (0.44%) BladeLogic
7 4 (0.44%) BMC PATROL
7 4 (0.44%) HP ALM
7 4 (0.44%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 4 (0.44%) Tivoli
7 4 (0.44%) yum
8 3 (0.33%) vRealize
9 2 (0.22%) WebSphere Service Registry and Repository
10 1 (0.11%) AirWatch
10 1 (0.11%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 433 (47.90%) Microsoft
2 47 (5.20%) ServiceNow
3 45 (4.98%) Oracle
4 37 (4.09%) SAP
5 29 (3.21%) Cisco
6 18 (1.99%) CheckPoint
6 18 (1.99%) IBM
7 17 (1.88%) VMware
8 16 (1.77%) CA
9 15 (1.66%) BMC
9 15 (1.66%) Workday
10 13 (1.44%) HP
10 13 (1.44%) webMethods
11 12 (1.33%) Axway
11 12 (1.33%) ForgeRock
12 11 (1.22%) Salesforce.com
12 11 (1.22%) Veritas
13 8 (0.88%) Dynatrace
13 8 (0.88%) Niku
13 8 (0.88%) Symantec