Period
to 14 May 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 14 May 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
14 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 292 285 307
Rank change year-on-year -7 +22 -52
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Project 365 394 724
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.80% 0.87% 0.87%
As % of the Applications category 11.32% 9.89% 10.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 246 242 459
10th Percentile £251 £226 £240
25th Percentile £360 £316 £313
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £439 £425 £425
Median % change year-on-year +3.29% - -
75th Percentile £538 £532 £538
90th Percentile £675 £600 £625
UK median daily rate £430 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +1.18% - +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 6 13
10th Percentile £12.38 £16.38 £24.46
25th Percentile £14.75 £18.55 £26.21
Median hourly rate £20.00 £21.73 £35.00
Median % change year-on-year -7.94% -37.93% +41.24%
75th Percentile £33.88 £26.94 £47.50
90th Percentile £41.71 £28.38 £53.60
UK median hourly rate £19.50 £22.50 £26.42
% change year-on-year -13.33% -14.82% +5.66%

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 3,224 3,984 6,888
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 7.10% 8.81% 8.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,912 2,377 4,135
10th Percentile £153 £146 £148
25th Percentile £254 £213 £230
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £400 £368 £375
Median % change year-on-year +8.84% -2.00% +1.35%
75th Percentile £500 £488 £488
90th Percentile £588 £575 £575
UK median daily rate £400 £365 £375
% change year-on-year +9.59% -2.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 323 425 564
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.26 £10.75
25th Percentile £13.31 £13.07 £12.88
Median hourly rate £19.50 £17.50 £16.50
Median % change year-on-year +11.43% +6.06% +1.76%
75th Percentile £30.00 £22.39 £25.25
90th Percentile £45.00 £42.50 £43.53
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £18.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year +2.78% +9.09% +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 14 May 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 14 May 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 14 May 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 -11 134 £481 +1.32% 11
South East -1 79 £405 +7.28% 8
Midlands +9 46 £425 +7.94% 12
North of England +25 45 £460 +11.52% 8
North West +23 38 £473 +18.13% 5
West Midlands +2 38 £425 +6.25% 8
East of England +35 21 £365 -19.34% 3
South West +8 17 £450 +5.88% 6
East Midlands +16 8 £318 -9.29% 4
Yorkshire +16 5 £575 +9.52% 3
North East +18 2 £312 +140.19%
Microsoft Project
UK

For the 6 months to 14 May 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.

1 190 (52.05%) Microsoft
2 188 (51.51%) Project Management
3 160 (43.84%) Social Skills
4 128 (35.07%) PRINCE2
5 121 (33.15%) Finance
6 115 (31.51%) Project Delivery
7 112 (30.68%) Microsoft Office
8 108 (29.59%) Agile Software Development
9 85 (23.29%) Stakeholder Management
10 82 (22.47%) Microsoft Excel
11 74 (20.27%) PMO
12 60 (16.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
12 60 (16.44%) Waterfall
13 57 (15.62%) Business Case
14 56 (15.34%) ITIL
15 55 (15.07%) Security Cleared
16 49 (13.42%) MS Visio
17 48 (13.15%) Migration
18 45 (12.33%) Change Management
18 45 (12.33%) Public Sector
19 44 (12.05%) SC Cleared
19 44 (12.05%) Project Planning
20 43 (11.78%) Telecoms
21 40 (10.96%) Problem-Solving
22 39 (10.68%) Influencing Skills
23 38 (10.41%) Risk Management
23 38 (10.41%) PMP
24 37 (10.14%) Degree
24 37 (10.14%) Azure
25 36 (9.86%) Management Information System

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 30 (8.22%) SharePoint
2 10 (2.74%) Confluence
3 4 (1.10%) CMS
3 4 (1.10%) MS Project Server
4 3 (0.82%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (0.27%) Appian
5 1 (0.27%) Drupal
5 1 (0.27%) EPiServer
5 1 (0.27%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.27%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.27%) Umbraco
Applications
1 112 (30.68%) Microsoft Office
2 82 (22.47%) Microsoft Excel
3 60 (16.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 49 (13.42%) MS Visio
5 7 (1.92%) AutoCAD
6 6 (1.64%) Revit
7 5 (1.37%) Spreadsheet
8 3 (0.82%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.27%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 6 (1.64%) SAP ERP
2 4 (1.10%) SAP PM
2 4 (1.10%) SAP S/4HANA
3 3 (0.82%) Dynamics NAV
3 3 (0.82%) SAP FI
3 3 (0.82%) SAP MM
3 3 (0.82%) SAP PP
3 3 (0.82%) SAP QM
3 3 (0.82%) SAP SD
4 2 (0.55%) CA PPM
4 2 (0.55%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.55%) Oracle ERP
4 2 (0.55%) Oracle Payables
4 2 (0.55%) Oracle Receivables
4 2 (0.55%) Primavera
4 2 (0.55%) Q-Pulse
5 1 (0.27%) JDE EnterpriseOne
5 1 (0.27%) Oracle Assets
5 1 (0.27%) SAP EHS
5 1 (0.27%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 37 (10.14%) Azure
2 21 (5.75%) Microsoft 365
3 19 (5.21%) AWS
4 9 (2.47%) Power Platform
5 7 (1.92%) IaaS
5 7 (1.92%) SaaS
6 4 (1.10%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (0.82%) Azure Active Directory
7 3 (0.82%) Basecamp
7 3 (0.82%) Dynamics 365
7 3 (0.82%) OneDrive
8 2 (0.55%) Power Automate
8 2 (0.55%) PowerApps
8 2 (0.55%) SuccessFactors
9 1 (0.27%) Asana
9 1 (0.27%) Azure Data Factory
9 1 (0.27%) Google Drive
9 1 (0.27%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (6.58%) Wi-Fi
2 23 (6.30%) 2G
2 23 (6.30%) 3G
2 23 (6.30%) 4G
2 23 (6.30%) LTE
2 23 (6.30%) VoLTE
3 9 (2.47%) FTP
3 9 (2.47%) NAS
3 9 (2.47%) SAN
4 5 (1.37%) LAN
4 5 (1.37%) WAN
5 4 (1.10%) Internet
6 3 (0.82%) Unified Communications
6 3 (0.82%) VPN
6 3 (0.82%) Wireless
7 2 (0.55%) Firewall
7 2 (0.55%) TETRA
8 1 (0.27%) DNS
8 1 (0.27%) MPLS
8 1 (0.27%) WAAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (2.47%) DB2
2 6 (1.64%) Power BI
3 5 (1.37%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (0.82%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (0.55%) Big Data
5 2 (0.55%) Data Lake
5 2 (0.55%) GIS
5 2 (0.55%) Oracle Database
5 2 (0.55%) Spotfire
5 2 (0.55%) SQL Server
6 1 (0.27%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (0.27%) Geospatial Data
6 1 (0.27%) OLAP
6 1 (0.27%) Oracle BI EE
6 1 (0.27%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.27%) Oracle OLAP
6 1 (0.27%) Oracle9i Database
6 1 (0.27%) SAP Data Services
6 1 (0.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 34 (9.32%) JIRA
2 1 (0.27%) AdminStudio
2 1 (0.27%) ER Studio
2 1 (0.27%) ERwin
2 1 (0.27%) Visual Studio
General
1 160 (43.84%) Social Skills
2 121 (33.15%) Finance
3 45 (12.33%) Public Sector
4 43 (11.78%) Telecoms
5 39 (10.68%) Influencing Skills
6 27 (7.40%) Analytical Skills
7 21 (5.75%) Organisational Skills
8 17 (4.66%) Presentation Skills
9 15 (4.11%) Legal
10 14 (3.84%) Banking
11 12 (3.29%) Law
11 12 (3.29%) Local Government
12 11 (3.01%) Manufacturing
13 9 (2.47%) Marketing
14 8 (2.19%) Billing
14 8 (2.19%) Retail
15 7 (1.92%) German Language
16 6 (1.64%) Pharmaceutical
17 5 (1.37%) Games
17 5 (1.37%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 150 (41.10%) Project Manager
2 29 (7.95%) IT Manager
3 28 (7.67%) Analyst
4 26 (7.12%) IT Project Manager
5 23 (6.30%) Voice Project Manager
6 21 (5.75%) Telecoms Manager
7 19 (5.21%) Programme Manager
7 19 (5.21%) Telecoms Project Manager
8 15 (4.11%) Test Manager
9 14 (3.84%) PMO Analyst
10 13 (3.56%) Project Planner
10 13 (3.56%) Support Officer
11 12 (3.29%) Delivery Manager
11 12 (3.29%) Project Officer
12 11 (3.01%) Consultant
12 11 (3.01%) Project Support Officer
13 10 (2.74%) Infrastructure Manager
13 10 (2.74%) Infrastructure Project Manager
13 10 (2.74%) Senior Manager
13 10 (2.74%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (2.74%) Middleware
2 4 (1.10%) .NET
2 4 (1.10%) SailPoint
3 3 (0.82%) Unity (Game Engine)
4 2 (0.55%) EDI
4 2 (0.55%) Flash
4 2 (0.55%) HTML
4 2 (0.55%) LDAP
4 2 (0.55%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (0.27%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 36 (9.86%) Management Information System
2 15 (4.11%) Data Centre
2 15 (4.11%) NHS
2 15 (4.11%) Virtual Team
3 13 (3.56%) PMI
4 9 (2.47%) AS400
4 9 (2.47%) iSeries
4 9 (2.47%) LPAR
4 9 (2.47%) Replication
5 7 (1.92%) Enterprise Software
6 6 (1.64%) FMCG
6 6 (1.64%) User Experience
7 4 (1.10%) Analytical Mindset
7 4 (1.10%) Mobile Games
8 3 (0.82%) Driving Licence
8 3 (0.82%) Private Cloud
9 2 (0.55%) e-Learning
9 2 (0.55%) Life Science
9 2 (0.55%) Smart Meter
9 2 (0.55%) Video Editing
Operating Systems
1 15 (4.11%) Windows
2 9 (2.47%) Apple iOS
2 9 (2.47%) Windows 10
3 3 (0.82%) Unix
4 2 (0.55%) Windows 7
4 2 (0.55%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (0.55%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.27%) Linux
5 1 (0.27%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.27%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 188 (51.51%) Project Management
2 128 (35.07%) PRINCE2
3 115 (31.51%) Project Delivery
4 108 (29.59%) Agile Software Development
5 85 (23.29%) Stakeholder Management
6 60 (16.44%) Waterfall
7 57 (15.62%) Business Case
8 56 (15.34%) ITIL
9 48 (13.15%) Migration
10 45 (12.33%) Change Management
11 44 (12.05%) Project Planning
12 40 (10.96%) Problem-Solving
13 38 (10.41%) Risk Management
14 36 (9.86%) Programme Management
15 30 (8.22%) ITIL V3
16 29 (7.95%) Coaching
17 26 (7.12%) Matrix Organization
17 26 (7.12%) SDLC
18 24 (6.58%) ERP
18 24 (6.58%) Project Governance
Programming Languages
1 5 (1.37%) SQL
2 4 (1.10%) Java
2 4 (1.10%) VB
3 3 (0.82%) C
4 2 (0.55%) C#
4 2 (0.55%) JavaScript
4 2 (0.55%) PL/SQL
5 1 (0.27%) BeanShell
5 1 (0.27%) C++
5 1 (0.27%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.27%) Python
5 1 (0.27%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.27%) VBA
Qualifications
1 55 (15.07%) Security Cleared
2 44 (12.05%) SC Cleared
3 38 (10.41%) PMP
4 37 (10.14%) Degree
5 27 (7.40%) PMI Certification
6 17 (4.66%) ISTQB
6 17 (4.66%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 14 (3.84%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 9 (2.47%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 8 (2.19%) APMP
10 6 (1.64%) BICSI Certification
10 6 (1.64%) BICSI RCDD
10 6 (1.64%) DV Cleared
11 4 (1.10%) CISSP
11 4 (1.10%) Master's Degree
12 3 (0.82%) CISM
12 3 (0.82%) ISEB
13 2 (0.55%) CAPM
13 2 (0.55%) MCSE
13 2 (0.55%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 74 (20.27%) PMO
2 28 (7.67%) QA
3 6 (1.64%) GDPR
4 5 (1.37%) P3O
5 3 (0.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.82%) NIST
5 3 (0.82%) SLA
6 2 (0.55%) Dodd-Frank
6 2 (0.55%) EMIR
6 2 (0.55%) MiFID
6 2 (0.55%) NEBOSH
6 2 (0.55%) RMADS
7 1 (0.27%) GxP
7 1 (0.27%) IFRS
System Software
1 11 (3.01%) Active Directory
2 9 (2.47%) PowerHA
3 4 (1.10%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.55%) Virtual Desktop
4 2 (0.55%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.27%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.27%) Terminal Services
5 1 (0.27%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (1.10%) SCCM
2 2 (0.55%) HP ALM
2 2 (0.55%) Terraform
3 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (0.27%) Puppet
3 1 (0.27%) Salt
Vendors
1 190 (52.05%) Microsoft
2 27 (7.40%) SAP
3 23 (6.30%) Ericsson
3 23 (6.30%) Remedy
4 17 (4.66%) CheckPoint
5 10 (2.74%) IBM
5 10 (2.74%) ServiceNow
6 9 (2.47%) Oracle
7 6 (1.64%) Adobe
8 5 (1.37%) Citrix
8 5 (1.37%) VMware
9 4 (1.10%) Ariba
9 4 (1.10%) Cisco
9 4 (1.10%) Concur
9 4 (1.10%) CyberArk
9 4 (1.10%) Okta
9 4 (1.10%) Planview
10 3 (0.82%) JD Edwards
10 3 (0.82%) Kenexa
10 3 (0.82%) Sitecore