Period
to 9 May 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 9 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
England > London
6 months to
9 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 333 324 357
Rank change year-on-year -9 +33 -103
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Project 130 113 253
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.56% 0.53% 0.62%
As % of the Applications category 9.28% 7.06% 8.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 65 176
10th Percentile £353 £281 £300
25th Percentile £413 £408 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £495 £475 £500
Median % change year-on-year +4.21% -5.00% +5.26%
75th Percentile £638 £550 £600
90th Percentile £713 £619 £656
England median daily rate £438 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +2.94% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £53.00
England median hourly rate £20.00 £21.73 £34.75
% change year-on-year -7.94% -37.48% +39.00%

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 1,401 1,601 3,157
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 5.99% 7.48% 7.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 893 1,102 2,118
10th Percentile £225 £160 £158
25th Percentile £338 £250 £260
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £438 £400 £400
Median % change year-on-year +9.38% - -
75th Percentile £538 £500 £513
90th Percentile £625 £613 £600
England median daily rate £400 £363 £375
% change year-on-year +10.34% -3.33% +2.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 81 113
10th Percentile £14.50 £12.42 £12.76
25th Percentile £17.30 £15.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate £26.65 £18.70 £19.25
Median % change year-on-year +42.51% -2.86% -3.75%
75th Percentile £36.63 £25.00 £24.11
90th Percentile £49.18 £40.00 £46.42
England median hourly rate £19.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +11.43% +6.06% +2.48%

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 9 May 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 9 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
Central London +40 30 £625 +19.05% 2
West London +19 4 £473 -17.65% 1
South London +34 1 £525 +10.24%
East London +11 1 £381 +0.26%
Microsoft Project
England

For the 6 months to 9 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 London region with a requirement for Microsoft Project.

1 69 (53.08%) Project Management
2 63 (48.46%) Social Skills
3 54 (41.54%) Microsoft
4 52 (40.00%) Microsoft Office
5 51 (39.23%) Finance
6 45 (34.62%) PRINCE2
7 38 (29.23%) Project Delivery
8 37 (28.46%) Stakeholder Management
8 37 (28.46%) Agile Software Development
9 35 (26.92%) Microsoft Excel
9 35 (26.92%) PMO
10 34 (26.15%) Business Case
11 29 (22.31%) Waterfall
12 25 (19.23%) QA
13 24 (18.46%) Migration
13 24 (18.46%) Programme Management
14 22 (16.92%) Project Planning
14 22 (16.92%) JIRA
15 21 (16.15%) Security Cleared
16 20 (15.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
17 19 (14.62%) Matrix Organization
17 19 (14.62%) Analytical Skills
18 18 (13.85%) SC Cleared
18 18 (13.85%) PMP
19 17 (13.08%) MS Visio
19 17 (13.08%) Project Governance
19 17 (13.08%) Problem-Solving
20 15 (11.54%) SharePoint
20 15 (11.54%) ITIL
20 15 (11.54%) ERP

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 15 (11.54%) SharePoint
2 7 (5.38%) Confluence
3 1 (0.77%) Appian
3 1 (0.77%) CMS
3 1 (0.77%) EPiServer
3 1 (0.77%) MS Project Server
3 1 (0.77%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (0.77%) Umbraco
Applications
1 52 (40.00%) Microsoft Office
2 35 (26.92%) Microsoft Excel
3 20 (15.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 17 (13.08%) MS Visio
5 7 (5.38%) AutoCAD
6 6 (4.62%) Revit
7 1 (0.77%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.77%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (3.08%) SAP ERP
2 2 (1.54%) CA PPM
2 2 (1.54%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.54%) Oracle Payables
2 2 (1.54%) Oracle Receivables
2 2 (1.54%) Q-Pulse
3 1 (0.77%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.77%) JDE EnterpriseOne
3 1 (0.77%) Oracle Assets
3 1 (0.77%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 15 (11.54%) Azure
2 6 (4.62%) IaaS
2 6 (4.62%) Microsoft 365
3 5 (3.85%) AWS
3 5 (3.85%) Power Platform
4 4 (3.08%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (2.31%) Azure Active Directory
5 3 (2.31%) Dynamics 365
6 2 (1.54%) Basecamp
6 2 (1.54%) OneDrive
6 2 (1.54%) Power Automate
6 2 (1.54%) PowerApps
7 1 (0.77%) Azure Data Factory
7 1 (0.77%) SaaS
7 1 (0.77%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 9 (6.92%) FTP
1 9 (6.92%) NAS
1 9 (6.92%) SAN
2 2 (1.54%) LAN
2 2 (1.54%) TETRA
2 2 (1.54%) WAN
3 1 (0.77%) DNS
3 1 (0.77%) Firewall
3 1 (0.77%) Internet
3 1 (0.77%) MPLS
3 1 (0.77%) SD-WAN
3 1 (0.77%) Unified Communications
3 1 (0.77%) VLAN
3 1 (0.77%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (0.77%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (6.92%) DB2
2 3 (2.31%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (2.31%) Power BI
3 2 (1.54%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.54%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.77%) GIS
4 1 (0.77%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 1 (0.77%) MySQL
4 1 (0.77%) OLAP
4 1 (0.77%) OLTP
4 1 (0.77%) Oracle BI EE
4 1 (0.77%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (0.77%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (0.77%) Oracle OLAP
4 1 (0.77%) Oracle9i Database
4 1 (0.77%) Snowflake Schema
4 1 (0.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (0.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.77%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 22 (16.92%) JIRA
2 1 (0.77%) ER Studio
2 1 (0.77%) ERwin
2 1 (0.77%) Visual Studio
General
1 63 (48.46%) Social Skills
2 51 (39.23%) Finance
3 19 (14.62%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (10.77%) Influencing Skills
4 14 (10.77%) Public Sector
5 13 (10.00%) Organisational Skills
6 9 (6.92%) Banking
6 9 (6.92%) Legal
7 7 (5.38%) Presentation Skills
8 6 (4.62%) Law
9 4 (3.08%) Investment Banking
9 4 (3.08%) Marketing
9 4 (3.08%) Telecoms
10 3 (2.31%) Local Government
10 3 (2.31%) Retail
11 2 (1.54%) General Ledger
11 2 (1.54%) Private Banking
12 1 (0.77%) Billing
12 1 (0.77%) Environmental Health
12 1 (0.77%) German Language
Job Titles
1 45 (34.62%) Project Manager
2 9 (6.92%) IT Manager
2 9 (6.92%) IT Project Manager
3 7 (5.38%) Data Manager
3 7 (5.38%) Project Planner
4 6 (4.62%) Data Centre Manager
4 6 (4.62%) Delivery Manager
5 5 (3.85%) Consultant
5 5 (3.85%) Facilities Manager
5 5 (3.85%) PMO Lead
5 5 (3.85%) PMO Planner
5 5 (3.85%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
5 5 (3.85%) Programme Manager
5 5 (3.85%) Technical Manager
6 4 (3.08%) Analyst
6 4 (3.08%) Commercial Manager
6 4 (3.08%) PMO Manager
6 4 (3.08%) Programme Director
6 4 (3.08%) Senior Manager
7 3 (2.31%) Finance Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (6.92%) Middleware
2 4 (3.08%) SailPoint
3 3 (2.31%) .NET
4 2 (1.54%) EDI
4 2 (1.54%) Flash
4 2 (1.54%) LDAP
5 1 (0.77%) HTML
5 1 (0.77%) JSON
5 1 (0.77%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 10 (7.69%) Data Centre
2 9 (6.92%) AS400
2 9 (6.92%) iSeries
2 9 (6.92%) LPAR
2 9 (6.92%) Replication
3 5 (3.85%) Management Information System
4 4 (3.08%) Analytical Mindset
4 4 (3.08%) User Experience
4 4 (3.08%) Virtual Team
5 3 (2.31%) PMI
6 2 (1.54%) NHS
6 2 (1.54%) W3C
7 1 (0.77%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.77%) Derivative
7 1 (0.77%) e-Learning
7 1 (0.77%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.77%) FMCG
7 1 (0.77%) Freedom of Information
7 1 (0.77%) Life Science
7 1 (0.77%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 9 (6.92%) Apple iOS
2 3 (2.31%) Windows
3 1 (0.77%) Unix
3 1 (0.77%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (53.08%) Project Management
2 45 (34.62%) PRINCE2
3 38 (29.23%) Project Delivery
4 37 (28.46%) Agile Software Development
4 37 (28.46%) Stakeholder Management
5 34 (26.15%) Business Case
6 29 (22.31%) Waterfall
7 24 (18.46%) Migration
7 24 (18.46%) Programme Management
8 22 (16.92%) Project Planning
9 19 (14.62%) Matrix Organization
10 17 (13.08%) Problem-Solving
10 17 (13.08%) Project Governance
11 15 (11.54%) ERP
11 15 (11.54%) ITIL
11 15 (11.54%) Service Delivery
12 14 (10.77%) Change Management
13 13 (10.00%) Resource Management
14 12 (9.23%) Risk Management
15 11 (8.46%) Decision-Making
Programming Languages
1 5 (3.85%) SQL
2 2 (1.54%) Java
2 2 (1.54%) JavaScript
2 2 (1.54%) PL/SQL
3 1 (0.77%) BeanShell
3 1 (0.77%) C
3 1 (0.77%) C#
3 1 (0.77%) T-SQL
3 1 (0.77%) VB
3 1 (0.77%) VBA
Qualifications
1 21 (16.15%) Security Cleared
2 18 (13.85%) PMP
2 18 (13.85%) SC Cleared
3 15 (11.54%) Degree
4 10 (7.69%) PMI Certification
5 6 (4.62%) BICSI Certification
5 6 (4.62%) BICSI RCDD
6 4 (3.08%) Master's Degree
7 3 (2.31%) APMP
8 2 (1.54%) DV Cleared
8 2 (1.54%) ISTQB
8 2 (1.54%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 2 (1.54%) MCSE
8 2 (1.54%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (1.54%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.77%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.77%) CISSP
9 1 (0.77%) Oracle Certification
9 1 (0.77%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (0.77%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (26.92%) PMO
2 25 (19.23%) QA
3 2 (1.54%) Dodd-Frank
3 2 (1.54%) EMIR
3 2 (1.54%) GDPR
3 2 (1.54%) MiFID
4 1 (0.77%) GxP
4 1 (0.77%) IFRS
4 1 (0.77%) P3O
4 1 (0.77%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (6.92%) PowerHA
2 7 (5.38%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (0.77%) HP ALM
1 1 (0.77%) Microsoft Intune
1 1 (0.77%) SCCM
1 1 (0.77%) Terraform
Vendors
1 54 (41.54%) Microsoft
2 14 (10.77%) SAP
3 9 (6.92%) IBM
3 9 (6.92%) ServiceNow
4 6 (4.62%) Oracle
5 4 (3.08%) CyberArk
5 4 (3.08%) Okta
6 3 (2.31%) Adobe
6 3 (2.31%) CheckPoint
6 3 (2.31%) JD Edwards
6 3 (2.31%) Kenexa
7 2 (1.54%) Autodesk
7 2 (1.54%) Dell
7 2 (1.54%) ESRI
7 2 (1.54%) Nintex
7 2 (1.54%) Varonis
8 1 (0.77%) Cadence
8 1 (0.77%) Capita
8 1 (0.77%) Snow
8 1 (0.77%) Workday