Period
to 27 October 2021

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 6 months to 27 October 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
England > London
6 months to
27 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 360 289 334
Rank change year-on-year -71 +45 +5
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Project 222 74 242
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.61% 0.52% 0.66%
As % of the Applications category 8.84% 7.79% 8.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 173 56 176
10th Percentile £341 £313 £313
25th Percentile £413 £379 £391
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £488 £475
Median % change year-on-year +7.69% +2.63% -5.00%
75th Percentile £613 £539 £554
90th Percentile £699 £675 £625
England median daily rate £475 £425 £430
% change year-on-year +11.76% -1.16% +1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
10th Percentile £56.63 " "
25th Percentile £57.19 " £10.25
Median hourly rate £58.75 - £10.50
75th Percentile £59.69 " £10.75
90th Percentile £59.88 " "
England median hourly rate £39.50 £16.50 £33.00
% change year-on-year +139.39% -50.00% +27.86%

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 London with a requirement for software application skills.

All Software Application Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 2,511 950 2,829
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 6.94% 6.64% 7.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,685 645 1,953
10th Percentile £213 £160 £160
25th Percentile £340 £288 £263
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £425 £400
Median % change year-on-year +11.76% +6.25% -
75th Percentile £588 £525 £500
90th Percentile £675 £638 £594
England median daily rate £420 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +10.53% +1.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 30 135
10th Percentile £13.63 £12.71 £12.44
25th Percentile £16.27 £15.00 £14.40
Median hourly rate £25.00 £19.70 £19.33
Median % change year-on-year +26.94% +1.91% +1.71%
75th Percentile £39.50 £34.88 £22.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £39.60 £30.00
England median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -7.89% +8.57% +6.06%

Microsoft Project
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing Microsoft Project as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Project in London

Microsoft Project
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Microsoft Project in London.

Daily rate trend for Microsoft Project in London

Microsoft Project
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Microsoft Project in London over the 6 months to 27 October 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Microsoft Project in London

Microsoft Project
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Microsoft Project in London.

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 6 months to 27 October 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
Central London -32 31 £550 -4.14% 8
East London -11 3 - - 3
North London -3 1 £280 -39.13% 1
West London -23 1 £413 -17.50% 1
Microsoft Project
England

For the 6 months to 27 October 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 London region with a requirement for Microsoft Project.

1 122 (54.95%) Social Skills
2 121 (54.50%) Project Management
3 105 (47.30%) Finance
4 100 (45.05%) Microsoft
5 87 (39.19%) Microsoft Excel
6 82 (36.94%) Agile Software Development
7 69 (31.08%) PRINCE2
8 60 (27.03%) Microsoft Office
9 48 (21.62%) PMO
10 45 (20.27%) MS Visio
10 45 (20.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
10 45 (20.27%) Project Delivery
11 42 (18.92%) JIRA
12 38 (17.12%) Stakeholder Management
12 38 (17.12%) PMP
13 34 (15.32%) PMI Certification
14 32 (14.41%) Banking
15 31 (13.96%) Migration
15 31 (13.96%) Business Case
16 30 (13.51%) Analytical Skills
17 28 (12.61%) Change Control
18 26 (11.71%) SAP
19 25 (11.26%) Organisational Skills
20 24 (10.81%) Programme Management
20 24 (10.81%) Waterfall
20 24 (10.81%) Security Cleared
21 23 (10.36%) Degree
21 23 (10.36%) Problem-Solving
22 22 (9.91%) Oracle
22 22 (9.91%) SDLC

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 14 (6.31%) Confluence
1 14 (6.31%) SharePoint
2 8 (3.60%) IIS
3 6 (2.70%) Apache
4 5 (2.25%) nginx
4 5 (2.25%) Tomcat
5 3 (1.35%) Skype for Business
6 2 (0.90%) MS Project Server
7 1 (0.45%) Appian
Applications
1 87 (39.19%) Microsoft Excel
2 60 (27.03%) Microsoft Office
3 45 (20.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 45 (20.27%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.35%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.45%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.45%) Open Workbench
5 1 (0.45%) Revit
Business Applications
1 6 (2.70%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
2 5 (2.25%) SAP FI
3 4 (1.80%) SAP S/4HANA
4 3 (1.35%) Oracle Receivables
4 3 (1.35%) SAP CO
4 3 (1.35%) SAP FI/CO
5 2 (0.90%) Cerner Millennium
5 2 (0.90%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.90%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 1 (0.45%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.45%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.45%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.45%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.45%) Primavera
6 1 (0.45%) Q-Pulse
6 1 (0.45%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 20 (9.01%) Azure
2 14 (6.31%) Microsoft 365
3 8 (3.60%) Smartsheet
4 7 (3.15%) AWS
5 6 (2.70%) IaaS
5 6 (2.70%) Power Platform
6 5 (2.25%) Apigee
7 4 (1.80%) Trello
8 3 (1.35%) Azure Active Directory
8 3 (1.35%) Basecamp
8 3 (1.35%) Google Workspace
9 2 (0.90%) GCP
9 2 (0.90%) Google Sheets
9 2 (0.90%) SaaS
10 1 (0.45%) Azure Data Factory
10 1 (0.45%) CloudSense
10 1 (0.45%) GitHub
10 1 (0.45%) Google Tag Manager
10 1 (0.45%) PaaS
10 1 (0.45%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.15%) Internet
2 6 (2.70%) SSL
2 6 (2.70%) Unified Communications
3 5 (2.25%) Kerberos
3 5 (2.25%) WAN
4 4 (1.80%) LAN
4 4 (1.80%) NAS
4 4 (1.80%) SAN
5 3 (1.35%) Skype
5 3 (1.35%) VoIP
6 2 (0.90%) DNS
6 2 (0.90%) MPLS
6 2 (0.90%) SD-WAN
7 1 (0.45%) DMARC
7 1 (0.45%) DMZ
7 1 (0.45%) Ethernet
7 1 (0.45%) Firewall
7 1 (0.45%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.45%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.45%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (8.11%) SAP HANA
2 6 (2.70%) Oracle Reports
2 6 (2.70%) Power BI
3 5 (2.25%) SQL Server
4 4 (1.80%) SAP BW
4 4 (1.80%) Spotfire
5 2 (0.90%) Data Mining
5 2 (0.90%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.45%) Big Data
6 1 (0.45%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.45%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.45%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.45%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.45%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.45%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 42 (18.92%) JIRA
2 3 (1.35%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.90%) Selenium
4 1 (0.45%) Gatling
4 1 (0.45%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.45%) HP UFT
4 1 (0.45%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.45%) Postman
4 1 (0.45%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.45%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 122 (54.95%) Social Skills
2 105 (47.30%) Finance
3 32 (14.41%) Banking
4 30 (13.51%) Analytical Skills
5 25 (11.26%) Organisational Skills
6 21 (9.46%) Investment Banking
7 17 (7.66%) Public Sector
8 16 (7.21%) Influencing Skills
9 14 (6.31%) Front Office
10 13 (5.86%) Presentation Skills
11 12 (5.41%) Telecoms
12 8 (3.60%) Manufacturing
13 7 (3.15%) Local Government
14 6 (2.70%) Law
14 6 (2.70%) Retail
15 4 (1.80%) Legal
16 3 (1.35%) Marketing
16 3 (1.35%) Police
17 2 (0.90%) Billing
17 2 (0.90%) Documentation Skills
Job Titles
1 87 (39.19%) Project Manager
2 36 (16.22%) Analyst
3 22 (9.91%) Business Analyst
4 14 (6.31%) IT Manager
5 13 (5.86%) IT Project Manager
6 10 (4.50%) PMO Analyst
7 9 (4.05%) Coordinator
7 9 (4.05%) Investment Banking Project Manager
7 9 (4.05%) Risk Manager
7 9 (4.05%) Risk Project Manager
8 8 (3.60%) Senior Manager
8 8 (3.60%) Senior Project Manager
8 8 (3.60%) Technical Manager
9 7 (3.15%) Banking Analyst
9 7 (3.15%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
9 7 (3.15%) Market Risk Project Manager
9 7 (3.15%) Risk Business Analyst
9 7 (3.15%) Technical Project Manager
10 6 (2.70%) Agile Project Manager
10 6 (2.70%) Market Risk Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (3.60%) XML
2 6 (2.70%) LDAP
3 5 (2.25%) .NET
3 5 (2.25%) HTML
3 5 (2.25%) JSON
3 5 (2.25%) OAuth
3 5 (2.25%) OAuth2
3 5 (2.25%) OpenID
3 5 (2.25%) React
3 5 (2.25%) REST
3 5 (2.25%) SailPoint
3 5 (2.25%) SAML
3 5 (2.25%) SPNEGO
3 5 (2.25%) WCF
3 5 (2.25%) Web Services
3 5 (2.25%) Windows Identity Foundation
4 4 (1.80%) HTML5
5 2 (0.90%) FpML
5 2 (0.90%) XSD
6 1 (0.45%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 18 (8.11%) Management Information System
2 17 (7.66%) PMI
3 15 (6.76%) Derivative
4 13 (5.86%) Market Risk
5 12 (5.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 11 (4.95%) Data Centre
6 11 (4.95%) Legacy Systems
7 8 (3.60%) User Experience
8 7 (3.15%) Equities
9 6 (2.70%) Legacy Applications
9 6 (2.70%) Self-Motivation
10 5 (2.25%) FMCG
10 5 (2.25%) Mobile App
10 5 (2.25%) PKI
10 5 (2.25%) Virtual Team
11 4 (1.80%) Enterprise Software
12 3 (1.35%) NHS
13 2 (0.90%) Greenfield Project
14 1 (0.45%) Cloud Native
14 1 (0.45%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 11 (4.95%) Windows
2 5 (2.25%) Unix
3 3 (1.35%) Windows 10
3 3 (1.35%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (1.35%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (0.90%) Linux
5 1 (0.45%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.45%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.45%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 121 (54.50%) Project Management
2 82 (36.94%) Agile Software Development
3 69 (31.08%) PRINCE2
4 45 (20.27%) Project Delivery
5 38 (17.12%) Stakeholder Management
6 31 (13.96%) Business Case
6 31 (13.96%) Migration
7 28 (12.61%) Change Control
8 24 (10.81%) Programme Management
8 24 (10.81%) Waterfall
9 23 (10.36%) Problem-Solving
10 22 (9.91%) SDLC
11 21 (9.46%) Scrum
12 20 (9.01%) ITIL
13 19 (8.56%) Change Management
14 16 (7.21%) Data Conversion
14 16 (7.21%) Project Planning
15 15 (6.76%) Business Analysis
15 15 (6.76%) Coaching
15 15 (6.76%) Workshop Facilitation
Programming Languages
1 16 (7.21%) SQL
2 8 (3.60%) Python
3 3 (1.35%) JavaScript
4 2 (0.90%) C
4 2 (0.90%) C#
4 2 (0.90%) VB
4 2 (0.90%) VBA
5 1 (0.45%) Java
5 1 (0.45%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.45%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 38 (17.12%) PMP
2 34 (15.32%) PMI Certification
3 24 (10.81%) Security Cleared
4 23 (10.36%) Degree
5 13 (5.86%) SC Cleared
6 8 (3.60%) ACCA
6 8 (3.60%) CIMA
7 6 (2.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 5 (2.25%) APMP
9 4 (1.80%) CAPM
9 4 (1.80%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (1.35%) CISSP
10 3 (1.35%) DV Cleared
11 2 (0.90%) BPSS Clearance
11 2 (0.90%) CBAP
11 2 (0.90%) Computer Science Degree
11 2 (0.90%) ISTQB
11 2 (0.90%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 2 (0.90%) Master's Degree
12 1 (0.45%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (21.62%) PMO
2 15 (6.76%) QA
3 13 (5.86%) Data Quality
4 3 (1.35%) Accessibility
5 2 (0.90%) FATCA
5 2 (0.90%) GDPR
5 2 (0.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.90%) MiFID
6 1 (0.45%) GRC
6 1 (0.45%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (2.70%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.45%) OCFS2
2 1 (0.45%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 6 (2.70%) Single Sign-On
2 5 (2.25%) Ansible
2 5 (2.25%) CA Single Sign-On
2 5 (2.25%) Microsoft Intune
3 3 (1.35%) SCCM
4 2 (0.90%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (0.90%) Terraform
5 1 (0.45%) CASB
5 1 (0.45%) Grafana
5 1 (0.45%) Kibana
Vendors
1 100 (45.05%) Microsoft
2 26 (11.71%) SAP
3 22 (9.91%) Oracle
4 5 (2.25%) BMC
4 5 (2.25%) BT
4 5 (2.25%) CA
4 5 (2.25%) Google
4 5 (2.25%) ServiceNow
5 3 (1.35%) CheckPoint
5 3 (1.35%) Citrix
6 2 (0.90%) Ariba
6 2 (0.90%) Cadence
6 2 (0.90%) Cerner
6 2 (0.90%) Dell
6 2 (0.90%) JD Edwards
6 2 (0.90%) Sage
6 2 (0.90%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.45%) Civica
7 1 (0.45%) QAD
7 1 (0.45%) Remedy