The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London 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 3 months to 23 June 2017 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
England / London
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 227 207 158
Rank change year-on-year -20 -49  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Project 216 246 347
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.04% 1.14% 1.48%
As % of the Applications category 12.80% 12.62% 14.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 162 188 243
Median daily rate £438 £411 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.44% -6.05%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £284 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £643 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £332 £369
% change year-on-year +13.12% -10.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Median hourly rate - £21.78 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +24.45%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.12 £22.50 £31.40
% change year-on-year +11.64% -28.34%  

Microsoft Project is in the software application skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for software application skills.

Contract Software Application Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 1688 1950 2474
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 8.16% 9.01% 10.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 1097 1395 1615
Median daily rate £400 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.28% -6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £193 £178 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £530 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £320
% change year-on-year +3.84% +1.47%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 71 140
Median hourly rate £23.00 £17.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +31.42% +2.94%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £26.25 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.64 £16.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year -5.21% +13.79%  

Microsoft Project
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London citing Microsoft Project as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Applications category.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Project in London

Microsoft Project
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Microsoft Project in London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Project in London

Microsoft Project
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Project in London over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Project in London

Microsoft Project
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Project in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Project in London

Microsoft Project
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 3 months to 23 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +6 40 £438 +12.90% 10
Croydon - 7 £438 -
Brentford +2 3 £425 -
Docklands, London 0 2 £600 +71.42%
Canary Wharf -1 2 £475 -3.55%
Westminster - 2 £413 -
Harrow - 2 - -
Moorgate - 1 - -
Microsoft Project
England

For the 6 months to 23 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Project also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region with a requirement for Microsoft Project.

1 235 (56.22%) Project Management
2 178 (42.58%) Microsoft
3 170 (40.67%) Finance
4 156 (37.32%) PRINCE2
5 147 (35.17%) Microsoft Excel
6 133 (31.82%) Microsoft Office
7 131 (31.34%) MS Visio
8 124 (29.67%) Agile Software Development
9 99 (23.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
10 98 (23.44%) PMO
11 95 (22.73%) Stakeholder Management
12 65 (15.55%) Security Cleared
13 60 (14.35%) Banking
14 58 (13.88%) Risk Management
15 56 (13.40%) Project Planning
16 54 (12.92%) Change Management
17 51 (12.20%) Programme Management
17 51 (12.20%) Degree
18 50 (11.96%) Waterfall
19 49 (11.72%) SharePoint
19 49 (11.72%) Analytical Skills
20 48 (11.48%) SC Cleared
21 47 (11.24%) Change Control
22 43 (10.29%) Business Analysis
23 42 (10.05%) ITIL
24 39 (9.33%) PMI Certification
25 35 (8.37%) JIRA
26 33 (7.89%) QA
27 32 (7.66%) Legal
28 30 (7.18%) PMP

Microsoft Project
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 49 (11.72%) SharePoint
2 16 (3.83%) Confluence
3 12 (2.87%) MS Project Server
4 8 (1.91%) CMS
4 8 (1.91%) Documentum
5 7 (1.67%) WebSphere
6 5 (1.20%) SharePoint 2013
7 4 (0.96%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 4 (0.96%) BizTalk Server
8 3 (0.72%) SharePoint 2010
8 3 (0.72%) Sitecore CMS
9 2 (0.48%) Drupal
9 2 (0.48%) IBM Notes
9 2 (0.48%) IIS
9 2 (0.48%) WebSphere Application Server
10 1 (0.24%) MS Exchange
10 1 (0.24%) SAS
Applications
1 147 (35.17%) Microsoft Excel
2 133 (31.82%) Microsoft Office
3 131 (31.34%) MS Visio
4 99 (23.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.24%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 21 (5.02%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (2.63%) Primavera
3 8 (1.91%) CA PPM
4 7 (1.67%) Dynamics AX
5 4 (0.96%) Maximo
6 3 (0.72%) thinkFolio
7 2 (0.48%) Dynamics NAV
7 2 (0.48%) iTrent
7 2 (0.48%) WebTrends
8 1 (0.24%) Adobe Campaign
8 1 (0.24%) Bloomberg AIM
8 1 (0.24%) Markit EDM
8 1 (0.24%) Payment Gateway
8 1 (0.24%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 1 (0.24%) SAP MM
8 1 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 1 (0.24%) Sentinel
8 1 (0.24%) Unit4 Business World
8 1 (0.24%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.67%) Office 365
1 7 (1.67%) SaaS
2 5 (1.20%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (0.96%) G Suite
4 3 (0.72%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (0.48%) Basecamp
5 2 (0.48%) IBM Blueworks
6 1 (0.24%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
6 1 (0.24%) Slack
6 1 (0.24%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 4 (0.96%) Intranet
2 3 (0.72%) Firewall
2 3 (0.72%) LAN
2 3 (0.72%) SSL
2 3 (0.72%) Unified Communications
2 3 (0.72%) WAN
3 2 (0.48%) Internet
4 1 (0.24%) HTTP
4 1 (0.24%) SAN
4 1 (0.24%) SSH
4 1 (0.24%) VoIP
4 1 (0.24%) VPN
4 1 (0.24%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (2.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 10 (2.39%) SQL Server
3 9 (2.15%) Data Warehouse
4 8 (1.91%) Power BI
4 8 (1.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 8 (1.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 6 (1.44%) SQL Server 2008
6 5 (1.20%) DB2
7 3 (0.72%) Blockchain
7 3 (0.72%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (0.48%) Big Data
8 2 (0.48%) BusinessObjects
8 2 (0.48%) MS Access
8 2 (0.48%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.24%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
9 1 (0.24%) OLAP
9 1 (0.24%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.24%) SAP Data Services
9 1 (0.24%) Spatial Data
Development Applications
1 35 (8.37%) JIRA
2 6 (1.44%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (0.96%) HP UFT
4 2 (0.48%) NUnit
5 1 (0.24%) LSMW
5 1 (0.24%) Visual Studio
General
1 170 (40.67%) Finance
2 60 (14.35%) Banking
3 32 (7.66%) Legal
4 24 (5.74%) Investment Banking
5 18 (4.31%) Retail
6 17 (4.07%) Law
7 12 (2.87%) Front Office
8 9 (2.15%) Pharmaceutical
9 8 (1.91%) Marketing
10 7 (1.67%) Advertising
11 5 (1.20%) Back Office
11 5 (1.20%) Financial Institution
12 4 (0.96%) Telecoms
13 3 (0.72%) Corporate Banking
14 2 (0.48%) Electronics
14 2 (0.48%) French Language
14 2 (0.48%) Manufacturing
14 2 (0.48%) Publishing
14 2 (0.48%) Retail Banking
15 1 (0.24%) German Language
Job Titles
1 146 (34.93%) Project Manager
2 81 (19.38%) Analyst
3 50 (11.96%) Business Analyst
4 21 (5.02%) Infrastructure Manager
4 21 (5.02%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 21 (5.02%) PMO Analyst
5 20 (4.78%) Senior Manager
6 18 (4.31%) Senior Project Manager
7 17 (4.07%) Project Planner
8 15 (3.59%) IT Manager
8 15 (3.59%) Programme Planner
9 14 (3.35%) Coordinator
10 13 (3.11%) Programme Manager
11 12 (2.87%) IT Project Manager
11 12 (2.87%) Project Coordinator
12 11 (2.63%) PMO Planner
13 10 (2.39%) Junior
13 10 (2.39%) Project Analyst
13 10 (2.39%) Project Officer
14 9 (2.15%) Business Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (1.67%) Web Services
2 6 (1.44%) .NET
3 5 (1.20%) J2EE
3 5 (1.20%) Middleware
3 5 (1.20%) WebSphere MQ
4 4 (0.96%) COM
4 4 (0.96%) MDX
5 3 (0.72%) .NET Framework
5 3 (0.72%) AngularJS
5 3 (0.72%) ASP.NET
5 3 (0.72%) ASP.NET Web API
5 3 (0.72%) Entity Framework
5 3 (0.72%) KnockoutJS
5 3 (0.72%) Ninject
5 3 (0.72%) REST
5 3 (0.72%) WCF
6 2 (0.48%) CSS
6 2 (0.48%) React
6 2 (0.48%) XHTML
6 2 (0.48%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 49 (11.72%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (6.22%) PMI
3 19 (4.55%) Management Information System
4 12 (2.87%) Equities
5 10 (2.39%) Data Centre
5 10 (2.39%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 10 (2.39%) User Experience
6 9 (2.15%) Virtual Team
7 7 (1.67%) Cybercrime
7 7 (1.67%) Derivative
8 5 (1.20%) Greenfield Project
8 5 (1.20%) SWIFT
9 4 (0.96%) Digital Signage
9 4 (0.96%) Fixed Income
9 4 (0.96%) NHS
9 4 (0.96%) Video Conferencing
10 3 (0.72%) Computer Science
10 3 (0.72%) Digital Media
10 3 (0.72%) Minimum Viable Product
10 3 (0.72%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 20 (4.78%) Windows
2 6 (1.44%) Unix
3 3 (0.72%) Linux
3 3 (0.72%) Windows 10
4 2 (0.48%) Android
4 2 (0.48%) pSOS
4 2 (0.48%) Windows 7
4 2 (0.48%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.24%) AIX
5 1 (0.24%) Solaris
5 1 (0.24%) VMS
5 1 (0.24%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 235 (56.22%) Project Management
2 156 (37.32%) PRINCE2
3 124 (29.67%) Agile Software Development
4 95 (22.73%) Stakeholder Management
5 58 (13.88%) Risk Management
6 56 (13.40%) Project Planning
7 54 (12.92%) Change Management
8 51 (12.20%) Programme Management
9 50 (11.96%) Waterfall
10 47 (11.24%) Change Control
11 43 (10.29%) Business Analysis
12 42 (10.05%) ITIL
13 30 (7.18%) SDLC
14 29 (6.94%) Scrum
15 28 (6.70%) CRM
16 25 (5.98%) Dependency Management
16 25 (5.98%) Matrix Organization
16 25 (5.98%) Project Governance
17 24 (5.74%) Document Management
17 24 (5.74%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 13 (3.11%) C
1 13 (3.11%) SQL
2 9 (2.15%) VBA
3 7 (1.67%) Java
4 5 (1.20%) C++
5 4 (0.96%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
6 3 (0.72%) C#
6 3 (0.72%) JavaScript
6 3 (0.72%) T-SQL
7 2 (0.48%) PHP
7 2 (0.48%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.24%) Apex Code
8 1 (0.24%) R
Qualifications
1 65 (15.55%) Security Cleared
2 51 (12.20%) Degree
3 48 (11.48%) SC Cleared
4 39 (9.33%) PMI Certification
5 30 (7.18%) PMP
6 26 (6.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 13 (3.11%) DV Cleared
8 8 (1.91%) BPSS Clearance
8 8 (1.91%) ISEB
9 7 (1.67%) CTC Cleared
9 7 (1.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 6 (1.44%) APMP
11 4 (0.96%) MAPM
12 3 (0.72%) CISSP
12 3 (0.72%) ISTQB
12 3 (0.72%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 2 (0.48%) CISM
13 2 (0.48%) ITIL Certification
13 2 (0.48%) Master's Degree
13 2 (0.48%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 98 (23.44%) PMO
2 33 (7.89%) QA
3 10 (2.39%) Disclosure Scotland
4 9 (2.15%) P3O
5 8 (1.91%) MiFID
6 7 (1.67%) GDPR
7 4 (0.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 3 (0.72%) Dodd-Frank
8 3 (0.72%) EMIR
8 3 (0.72%) PCI DSS
8 3 (0.72%) PMBOK
9 1 (0.24%) BS25999
9 1 (0.24%) COBIT
9 1 (0.24%) COSO
9 1 (0.24%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 1 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 4 (0.96%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.48%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 6 (1.44%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.24%) Backup Exec
2 1 (0.24%) BladeLogic
2 1 (0.24%) IBM BigFix
2 1 (0.24%) SCCM
2 1 (0.24%) WSUS
Vendors
1 178 (42.58%) Microsoft
2 13 (3.11%) HP
2 13 (3.11%) SAP
3 10 (2.39%) IBM
4 7 (1.67%) Atlassian
4 7 (1.67%) Salesforce.com
5 6 (1.44%) Google
5 6 (1.44%) Progress
6 5 (1.20%) Adobe
6 5 (1.20%) iManage
6 5 (1.20%) NEC
6 5 (1.20%) ServiceNow
7 4 (0.96%) CA
8 3 (0.72%) Oracle
8 3 (0.72%) Sitecore
8 3 (0.72%) VMware
9 2 (0.48%) Cadence
9 2 (0.48%) Cisco
9 2 (0.48%) OpenText
9 2 (0.48%) Planview
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