Period
to 24 February 2020

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 24 February 2020 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
24 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 305 354 234
Rank change year-on-year +49 -120 -5
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Project 183 291 533
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.65% 0.67% 1.14%
As % of the Applications category 8.62% 8.54% 13.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 132 192 388
London median daily rate £450 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £284 £263 £296
90th Percentile £600 £700 £588
England median daily rate £425 £415 £425
% change year-on-year +2.41% -2.35% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 0
London median hourly rate £35.00 £43.75 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% - -
England median hourly rate £28.25 £35.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -19.29% +27.27% -35.26%

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 2,124 3,406 4,039
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 7.54% 7.86% 8.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,431 2,259 2,814
London median daily rate £395 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.25% +3.23% -
10th Percentile £157 £155 £153
90th Percentile £575 £594 £588
England median daily rate £350 £375 £360
% change year-on-year -6.67% +4.17% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 114 143 152
London median hourly rate £19.16 £18.70 £20.76
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.47% -9.90% +15.31%
10th Percentile £12.44 £12.50 £11.81
90th Percentile £35.53 £47.09 £41.00
England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year +9.38% +3.23% -3.13%

Microsoft Project
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

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 6 months to 24 February 2020.

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 6 months to 24 February 2020. 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 +57 31 £478 +12.35%
South London +28 12 £405 -12.43%
West London +26 9 £438 -5.41% 3
East London +60 7 £288 -54.72% 4
North London - 1 £750 -
Microsoft Project
England

For the 6 months to 24 February 2020, 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.

1 101 (55.19%) Project Management
2 76 (41.53%) Microsoft
3 74 (40.44%) Agile Software Development
4 59 (32.24%) PRINCE2
5 55 (30.05%) Finance
6 52 (28.42%) Microsoft Excel
7 50 (27.32%) PMO
8 47 (25.68%) Microsoft Office
9 43 (23.50%) MS Visio
9 43 (23.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
10 37 (20.22%) Analytical Skills
11 36 (19.67%) Security Cleared
11 36 (19.67%) Stakeholder Management
12 33 (18.03%) Problem-Solving
12 33 (18.03%) Project Delivery
13 30 (16.39%) Scrum
14 29 (15.85%) SC Cleared
15 26 (14.21%) Project Planning
16 23 (12.57%) Waterfall
17 20 (10.93%) Programme Management
18 19 (10.38%) Kanban
19 18 (9.84%) ITIL
20 17 (9.29%) SAP
20 17 (9.29%) SharePoint
21 16 (8.74%) JIRA
21 16 (8.74%) Banking
21 16 (8.74%) Agile Project Management
21 16 (8.74%) User Stories
22 15 (8.20%) Public Sector
22 15 (8.20%) Programme Delivery

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 17 (9.29%) SharePoint
2 4 (2.19%) Confluence
2 4 (2.19%) MS Project Server
3 3 (1.64%) JBoss
4 2 (1.09%) CMS
5 1 (0.55%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.55%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (0.55%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 52 (28.42%) Microsoft Excel
2 47 (25.68%) Microsoft Office
3 43 (23.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 43 (23.50%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.09%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.55%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (2.73%) SAP S/4HANA
2 3 (1.64%) SAP ERP
3 2 (1.09%) SAP HR
3 2 (1.09%) SAP PM
4 1 (0.55%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.55%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.55%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (0.55%) Primavera
4 1 (0.55%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.55%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.55%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.55%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 11 (6.01%) Azure
2 7 (3.83%) Office 365
3 5 (2.73%) Smartsheet
4 3 (1.64%) Power Platform
5 2 (1.09%) Adobe Analytics
5 2 (1.09%) Google Analytics
5 2 (1.09%) OneDrive
5 2 (1.09%) SuccessFactors
6 1 (0.55%) AWS
6 1 (0.55%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (0.55%) GCP
6 1 (0.55%) SaaS
6 1 (0.55%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.73%) Skype
2 2 (1.09%) DWDM
2 2 (1.09%) Ethernet
2 2 (1.09%) Network Security
2 2 (1.09%) VPN
2 2 (1.09%) WLAN
3 1 (0.55%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (0.55%) Cisco Firepower
3 1 (0.55%) Cisco ISE
3 1 (0.55%) Firewall
3 1 (0.55%) Internet
3 1 (0.55%) LAN
3 1 (0.55%) Link 16
3 1 (0.55%) PSTN
3 1 (0.55%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (0.55%) Softphone
3 1 (0.55%) VLAN
3 1 (0.55%) WebEx
3 1 (0.55%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (0.55%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (4.37%) Big Data
2 3 (1.64%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (1.64%) MS Access
2 3 (1.64%) Power BI
3 2 (1.09%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (1.09%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.55%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.55%) Oracle OWB
4 1 (0.55%) QlikView
4 1 (0.55%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 16 (8.74%) JIRA
2 12 (6.56%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.55%) JIRA Agile
3 1 (0.55%) VersionOne
3 1 (0.55%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 55 (30.05%) Finance
2 16 (8.74%) Banking
3 15 (8.20%) Public Sector
4 13 (7.10%) Law
5 12 (6.56%) Retail
6 8 (4.37%) Telecoms
7 6 (3.28%) Manufacturing
8 5 (2.73%) French Language
9 4 (2.19%) Investment Banking
9 4 (2.19%) Marketing
9 4 (2.19%) Publishing
10 3 (1.64%) German Language
10 3 (1.64%) Local Government
10 3 (1.64%) Police
11 2 (1.09%) Legal
11 2 (1.09%) Military
11 2 (1.09%) Spanish Language
12 1 (0.55%) Games
12 1 (0.55%) Italian Language
12 1 (0.55%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 58 (31.69%) Project Manager
2 32 (17.49%) Analyst
3 23 (12.57%) Business Analyst
4 15 (8.20%) Programme Planner
5 10 (5.46%) Agile Business Analyst
5 10 (5.46%) IT Manager
6 8 (4.37%) PMO Analyst
6 8 (4.37%) PMO Planner
7 6 (3.28%) Coordinator
7 6 (3.28%) Delivery Manager
7 6 (3.28%) PMO Manager
7 6 (3.28%) Scrum Master
7 6 (3.28%) Senior Manager
7 6 (3.28%) Senior Project Manager
8 5 (2.73%) IT Project Manager
8 5 (2.73%) Junior
8 5 (2.73%) Senior PMO
8 5 (2.73%) Technical Manager
9 4 (2.19%) Agile Project Manager
9 4 (2.19%) Support Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.09%) .NET
1 2 (1.09%) ADO
1 2 (1.09%) Velocity
1 2 (1.09%) Web Services
2 1 (0.55%) 802.1X
2 1 (0.55%) ActiveX
2 1 (0.55%) EDI
2 1 (0.55%) Middleware
2 1 (0.55%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 37 (20.22%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (5.46%) PMI
3 9 (4.92%) Management Information System
4 6 (3.28%) Self-Motivation
5 3 (1.64%) Data Centre
5 3 (1.64%) Virtual Team
5 3 (1.64%) Wiki
6 2 (1.09%) FMCG
6 2 (1.09%) Reference Data
7 1 (0.55%) Chromecast
7 1 (0.55%) Credit Risk
7 1 (0.55%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 1 (0.55%) Handset
7 1 (0.55%) Mobile Computing
7 1 (0.55%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.55%) Reinsurance
7 1 (0.55%) Robotics
7 1 (0.55%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 8 (4.37%) Windows
2 4 (2.19%) Linux
3 3 (1.64%) Windows 10
3 3 (1.64%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.55%) Android
4 1 (0.55%) Windows 8
4 1 (0.55%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (55.19%) Project Management
2 74 (40.44%) Agile Software Development
3 59 (32.24%) PRINCE2
4 36 (19.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 33 (18.03%) Problem-Solving
5 33 (18.03%) Project Delivery
6 30 (16.39%) Scrum
7 26 (14.21%) Project Planning
8 23 (12.57%) Waterfall
9 20 (10.93%) Programme Management
10 19 (10.38%) Kanban
11 18 (9.84%) ITIL
12 16 (8.74%) Agile Project Management
12 16 (8.74%) User Stories
13 15 (8.20%) Programme Delivery
14 13 (7.10%) Data Analysis
14 13 (7.10%) ERP
14 13 (7.10%) Migration
15 12 (6.56%) Change Management
15 12 (6.56%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (2.73%) SQL
2 2 (1.09%) C
3 1 (0.55%) Java
3 1 (0.55%) PowerShell
3 1 (0.55%) Python
3 1 (0.55%) VBA
Qualifications
1 36 (19.67%) Security Cleared
2 29 (15.85%) SC Cleared
3 15 (8.20%) Degree
3 15 (8.20%) PMI Certification
4 11 (6.01%) PMP
5 10 (5.46%) APMP
6 5 (2.73%) DV Cleared
7 3 (1.64%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 3 (1.64%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 2 (1.09%) APMG
8 2 (1.09%) CBAP
8 2 (1.09%) Master's Degree
9 1 (0.55%) CCIE
9 1 (0.55%) CCIE Security
9 1 (0.55%) CCNP
9 1 (0.55%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.55%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.55%) MBA
9 1 (0.55%) PhD
9 1 (0.55%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (27.32%) PMO
2 8 (4.37%) QA
3 3 (1.64%) P3O
4 2 (1.09%) Data Quality
4 2 (1.09%) IFRS
5 1 (0.55%) IFRS 9
5 1 (0.55%) SLA
5 1 (0.55%) Solvency II
System Software
1 3 (1.64%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.55%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (1.64%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.55%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (0.55%) SCCM
2 1 (0.55%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 76 (41.53%) Microsoft
2 17 (9.29%) SAP
3 9 (4.92%) Oracle
4 8 (4.37%) Google
5 5 (2.73%) Adobe
5 5 (2.73%) Planview
6 4 (2.19%) Salesforce.com
7 3 (1.64%) Ariba
8 2 (1.09%) Capita
8 2 (1.09%) Cisco
8 2 (1.09%) Informatica
8 2 (1.09%) ServiceNow
8 2 (1.09%) Tableau
8 2 (1.09%) Workday
9 1 (0.55%) Avaloq
9 1 (0.55%) Avaya
9 1 (0.55%) CA Agile Central
9 1 (0.55%) Ceridian
9 1 (0.55%) Concur
9 1 (0.55%) Meridio