Period
to 24 June 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 24 June 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
24 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 261 199 182
Rank change year-on-year -62 -17 -42
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Project 942 1,093 1,434
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.03% 1.30% 1.46%
As % of the Applications category 11.96% 14.51% 15.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 641 724 980
England median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £250 £231 £230
90th Percentile £600 £575 £549
UK median daily rate £413 £399 £375
% change year-on-year +3.57% +6.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 30 29
England median hourly rate £25.94 £42.48 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -38.93% +69.90% +11.11%
10th Percentile £15.50 £17.74 £18.35
90th Percentile £35.75 £56.25 £43.68
UK median hourly rate £27.19 £42.48 £26.75
% change year-on-year -35.99% +58.79% +18.89%

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 7,876 7,532 9,245
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 8.60% 8.92% 9.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,727 4,415 5,572
England median daily rate £375 £350 £342
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +2.26% +1.41%
10th Percentile £146 £150 £155
90th Percentile £550 £538 £538
UK median daily rate £365 £350 £338
% change year-on-year +4.25% +3.70% +0.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 724 668 813
England median hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -3.03% +10.00%
10th Percentile £10.50 £9.81 £10.00
90th Percentile £40.71 £43.75 £38.75
UK median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year +3.13% -3.03% +10.00%

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 24 June 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 24 June 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 24 June 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 -33 409 £475 +5.56% 35
South East -20 259 £400 +14.29% 28
North of England -12 118 £361 -2.03% 16
Midlands -49 72 £375 +15.38% 11
West Midlands -34 54 £375 +15.38% 10
South West -63 50 £325 -14.47% 13
North West -18 49 £363 -17.14% 9
Yorkshire -19 47 £370 +15.63% 6
East of England -28 32 £450 +28.57% 6
North East +7 22 £325 -7.14% 1
East Midlands -11 18 £415 +27.69% 1
South Coast -1 1 - -
Microsoft Project
UK

For the 6 months to 24 June 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.

1 485 (51.49%) Project Management
2 402 (42.68%) Microsoft
3 364 (38.64%) Finance
4 350 (37.15%) Microsoft Excel
5 344 (36.52%) PRINCE2
6 249 (26.43%) Agile Software Development
7 241 (25.58%) PMO
8 225 (23.89%) Stakeholder Management
9 214 (22.72%) Microsoft PowerPoint
10 212 (22.51%) Microsoft Office
11 190 (20.17%) MS Visio
12 188 (19.96%) Project Planning
13 122 (12.95%) SharePoint
14 117 (12.42%) Security Cleared
15 110 (11.68%) Change Management
16 99 (10.51%) Analytical Skills
17 93 (9.87%) PMI Certification
17 93 (9.87%) Programme Management
18 89 (9.45%) PMP
19 82 (8.70%) SC Cleared
19 82 (8.70%) Waterfall
20 81 (8.60%) SDLC
21 80 (8.49%) Risk Management
22 79 (8.39%) ITIL
22 79 (8.39%) Problem-Solving
23 78 (8.28%) Change Control
24 71 (7.54%) JIRA
25 69 (7.32%) Degree
25 69 (7.32%) Migration
26 63 (6.69%) Banking

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
1 122 (12.95%) SharePoint
2 27 (2.87%) Confluence
2 27 (2.87%) MS Project Server
3 12 (1.27%) BizTalk Server
4 11 (1.17%) CMS
4 11 (1.17%) IIS
5 9 (0.96%) Documentum
6 8 (0.85%) Tomcat
7 7 (0.74%) Skype for Business
8 6 (0.64%) Apache
8 6 (0.64%) WebLogic
8 6 (0.64%) WebSphere
9 4 (0.42%) nginx
10 2 (0.21%) Apache Spark
11 1 (0.11%) Jadu
11 1 (0.11%) Liferay
11 1 (0.11%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.11%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.11%) SharePoint Server
11 1 (0.11%) Umbraco
Applications
1 350 (37.15%) Microsoft Excel
2 214 (22.72%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 212 (22.51%) Microsoft Office
4 190 (20.17%) MS Visio
5 7 (0.74%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.42%) SPSS
7 2 (0.21%) Acrobat
7 2 (0.21%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.11%) Adobe Captivate
8 1 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.11%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.11%) Open Workbench
8 1 (0.11%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 26 (2.76%) Primavera
2 13 (1.38%) Dynamics CRM
3 12 (1.27%) NetSuite
4 10 (1.06%) Unit4 Business World
5 9 (0.96%) Dynamics AX
6 7 (0.74%) Infor CRM
7 3 (0.32%) CA PPM
7 3 (0.32%) Dynamics NAV
7 3 (0.32%) Oracle Applications
7 3 (0.32%) SAP S/4HANA
8 2 (0.21%) Elite 3E
8 2 (0.21%) Maximo
8 2 (0.21%) Oracle Financials
8 2 (0.21%) SAP CO
8 2 (0.21%) SAP ERP
8 2 (0.21%) SAP FI
8 2 (0.21%) SAP FI/CO
9 1 (0.11%) CSG Singleview
9 1 (0.11%) SAP HR
9 1 (0.11%) SAP PS
Cloud Services
1 38 (4.03%) Office 365
2 18 (1.91%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (1.27%) Cloud Computing
4 9 (0.96%) OneDrive
5 7 (0.74%) SaaS
6 6 (0.64%) PaaS
7 5 (0.53%) Amazon AWS
8 4 (0.42%) Dynamics 365
9 3 (0.32%) Azure Active Directory
10 2 (0.21%) IaaS
10 2 (0.21%) Lucidchart
10 2 (0.21%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
10 2 (0.21%) SuccessFactors
10 2 (0.21%) SurveyMonkey
10 2 (0.21%) Trello
11 1 (0.11%) Basecamp
11 1 (0.11%) Google Analytics
11 1 (0.11%) Taleo
11 1 (0.11%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 13 (1.38%) Skype
2 11 (1.17%) Internet
3 9 (0.96%) LAN
4 8 (0.85%) Remote Desktop
4 8 (0.85%) SAN
5 7 (0.74%) Intranet
6 6 (0.64%) Firewall
7 5 (0.53%) WAN
8 4 (0.42%) DNS
8 4 (0.42%) Kerberos
8 4 (0.42%) SSL
9 3 (0.32%) DMZ
9 3 (0.32%) Intrusion Detection
9 3 (0.32%) VPN
9 3 (0.32%) WebEx
10 2 (0.21%) LTE
10 2 (0.21%) NAS
10 2 (0.21%) Profibus
10 2 (0.21%) VoLTE
10 2 (0.21%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (2.23%) Data Warehouse
2 20 (2.12%) SQL Server
3 19 (2.02%) Power BI
4 15 (1.59%) MS Access
5 10 (1.06%) BusinessObjects
5 10 (1.06%) Relational Database
5 10 (1.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 9 (0.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 9 (0.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 6 (0.64%) Data Mining
7 6 (0.64%) Oracle OWB
7 6 (0.64%) SQL Server 2014
7 6 (0.64%) SQL Server 2016
8 5 (0.53%) DB2
8 5 (0.53%) GIS
9 4 (0.42%) Big Data
9 4 (0.42%) MongoDB
10 3 (0.32%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
11 2 (0.21%) Apache Kudu
11 2 (0.21%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 71 (7.54%) JIRA
2 9 (0.96%) Jenkins
3 8 (0.85%) GitLab
4 7 (0.74%) Visual Studio
4 7 (0.74%) Visual Studio Team System
5 6 (0.64%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (0.42%) gulp
7 3 (0.32%) Eclipse
8 2 (0.21%) Git (software)
8 2 (0.21%) HP UFT
8 2 (0.21%) Rational Team Concert
8 2 (0.21%) Selenium
8 2 (0.21%) SonarQube
8 2 (0.21%) Sonatype Nexus
8 2 (0.21%) Subversion
8 2 (0.21%) VersionOne
8 2 (0.21%) Zephyr
9 1 (0.11%) Cucumber
9 1 (0.11%) SoapUI
9 1 (0.11%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 364 (38.64%) Finance
2 63 (6.69%) Banking
3 45 (4.78%) Retail
4 36 (3.82%) Telecoms
5 26 (2.76%) Marketing
6 20 (2.12%) Legal
6 20 (2.12%) Retail Banking
7 18 (1.91%) Law
7 18 (1.91%) Manufacturing
8 16 (1.70%) Billing
9 12 (1.27%) Military
10 10 (1.06%) Advertising
10 10 (1.06%) Pharmaceutical
11 9 (0.96%) Investment Banking
12 8 (0.85%) Financial Institution
13 7 (0.74%) Aerospace
14 6 (0.64%) French Language
15 5 (0.53%) Automotive
15 5 (0.53%) German Language
15 5 (0.53%) Japanese Language
Job Titles
1 380 (40.34%) Project Manager
2 119 (12.63%) Analyst
3 61 (6.48%) Senior Manager
4 56 (5.94%) Project Planner
5 55 (5.84%) IT Manager
5 55 (5.84%) Senior Project Manager
6 49 (5.20%) Coordinator
7 47 (4.99%) Business Analyst
7 47 (4.99%) IT Project Manager
8 43 (4.56%) PMO Analyst
9 41 (4.35%) Infrastructure Manager
9 41 (4.35%) Project Coordinator
9 41 (4.35%) Project Officer
10 37 (3.93%) Programme Planner
11 31 (3.29%) Infrastructure Project Manager
12 29 (3.08%) Support Officer
13 25 (2.65%) Junior
13 25 (2.65%) PMO Manager
13 25 (2.65%) Project Support Officer
14 23 (2.44%) Digital Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (2.76%) XML
2 14 (1.49%) HTML
3 13 (1.38%) CSS
3 13 (1.38%) Web Services
4 8 (0.85%) LDAP
5 7 (0.74%) .NET
5 7 (0.74%) JSON
6 6 (0.64%) CSS3
6 6 (0.64%) HTML5
6 6 (0.64%) REST
6 6 (0.64%) SailPoint
7 5 (0.53%) React
8 4 (0.42%) Ajax
8 4 (0.42%) BREW
8 4 (0.42%) Node.js
8 4 (0.42%) SAML
8 4 (0.42%) SPNEGO
8 4 (0.42%) WCF
8 4 (0.42%) WebSockets
8 4 (0.42%) Windows Identity Foundation
Miscellaneous
1 99 (10.51%) Analytical Skills
2 58 (6.16%) Management Information System
3 34 (3.61%) Self-Motivation
4 28 (2.97%) PMI
5 27 (2.87%) Virtual Team
6 22 (2.34%) Data Centre
7 18 (1.91%) User Experience
8 14 (1.49%) Computer Science
9 11 (1.17%) Data Structures
10 7 (0.74%) Enterprise Software
10 7 (0.74%) Fat Client
10 7 (0.74%) Mainframe
10 7 (0.74%) Mobile App
10 7 (0.74%) NHS
10 7 (0.74%) Thin Client
11 6 (0.64%) FMCG
12 5 (0.53%) CCTV
12 5 (0.53%) Smartphone
13 4 (0.42%) PKI
13 4 (0.42%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 53 (5.63%) Windows
2 22 (2.34%) Unix
3 16 (1.70%) Windows 10
4 15 (1.59%) Linux
5 7 (0.74%) Apple iOS
6 6 (0.64%) Windows 7
7 5 (0.53%) Solaris
7 5 (0.53%) zOS
8 3 (0.32%) Android
9 2 (0.21%) VxWorks
9 2 (0.21%) Windows Server
10 1 (0.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.11%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.11%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 485 (51.49%) Project Management
2 344 (36.52%) PRINCE2
3 249 (26.43%) Agile Software Development
4 225 (23.89%) Stakeholder Management
5 188 (19.96%) Project Planning
6 110 (11.68%) Change Management
7 93 (9.87%) Programme Management
8 82 (8.70%) Waterfall
9 81 (8.60%) SDLC
10 80 (8.49%) Risk Management
11 79 (8.39%) ITIL
11 79 (8.39%) Problem-Solving
12 78 (8.28%) Change Control
13 69 (7.32%) Migration
14 60 (6.37%) Matrix Organization
15 58 (6.16%) Business Analysis
16 57 (6.05%) Stakeholder Engagement
17 55 (5.84%) Project Governance
18 53 (5.63%) Resource Management
19 51 (5.41%) Decision-Making
Programming Languages
1 50 (5.31%) SQL
2 19 (2.02%) C
3 13 (1.38%) VBA
4 9 (0.96%) Java
5 8 (0.85%) JavaScript
6 6 (0.64%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
6 6 (0.64%) Python
6 6 (0.64%) T-SQL
7 3 (0.32%) PHP
7 3 (0.32%) VB
7 3 (0.32%) X++
8 2 (0.21%) C#
8 2 (0.21%) C++
8 2 (0.21%) Pascal
8 2 (0.21%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.11%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.11%) STATISTICA Visual Basic
9 1 (0.11%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 117 (12.42%) Security Cleared
2 93 (9.87%) PMI Certification
3 89 (9.45%) PMP
4 82 (8.70%) SC Cleared
5 69 (7.32%) Degree
6 49 (5.20%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 41 (4.35%) APMP
7 41 (4.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 37 (3.93%) ISEB
9 14 (1.49%) ISTQB
10 13 (1.38%) CTC Cleared
11 12 (1.27%) BPSS Clearance
12 11 (1.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 10 (1.06%) DV Cleared
14 9 (0.96%) HNC
15 8 (0.85%) ISEB Practitioner
16 6 (0.64%) CISSP
16 6 (0.64%) HND
17 5 (0.53%) ITIL Certification
17 5 (0.53%) PgMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 241 (25.58%) PMO
2 41 (4.35%) QA
3 31 (3.29%) GDPR
4 8 (0.85%) SLA
5 5 (0.53%) Disclosure Scotland
5 5 (0.53%) MiFID
6 3 (0.32%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 3 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.32%) P3O
6 3 (0.32%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.32%) PMBOK
7 2 (0.21%) COBIT
7 2 (0.21%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.21%) IEC 61508
7 2 (0.21%) IEC 62304
8 1 (0.11%) COREP
8 1 (0.11%) CRD IV
8 1 (0.11%) PSD2
8 1 (0.11%) SEPA
8 1 (0.11%) TARGET2
System Software
1 35 (3.72%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.42%) Virtual Servers
3 3 (0.32%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 2 (0.21%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.11%) Firmware
5 1 (0.11%) KVM
5 1 (0.11%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.11%) RHEV
5 1 (0.11%) Samba
5 1 (0.11%) Sendmail
5 1 (0.11%) Veritas File System
5 1 (0.11%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.11%) XenApp
5 1 (0.11%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 19 (2.02%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 12 (1.27%) Single Sign-On
3 7 (0.74%) HP Quality Center
4 6 (0.64%) SCCM
5 4 (0.42%) CA Single Sign-On
5 4 (0.42%) HP ALM
5 4 (0.42%) Microsoft Intune
6 2 (0.21%) BMC PATROL
7 1 (0.11%) Ansible
7 1 (0.11%) BladeLogic
7 1 (0.11%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.11%) OpenView
7 1 (0.11%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.11%) Puppet
7 1 (0.11%) SCOM
7 1 (0.11%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.11%) WSUS
7 1 (0.11%) yum
Vendors
1 402 (42.68%) Microsoft
2 60 (6.37%) Oracle
3 39 (4.14%) SAP
4 18 (1.91%) Citrix
5 14 (1.49%) IBM
6 13 (1.38%) HP
7 12 (1.27%) CheckPoint
7 12 (1.27%) ServiceNow
8 10 (1.06%) Salesforce.com
9 8 (0.85%) Adobe
9 8 (0.85%) Progress
10 7 (0.74%) Atlassian
10 7 (0.74%) EMC
11 6 (0.64%) BMC
11 6 (0.64%) CA
11 6 (0.64%) Cisco
11 6 (0.64%) webMethods
11 6 (0.64%) Workday
11 6 (0.64%) Xerox
12 5 (0.53%) ForgeRock