Period
to 18 September 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 18 September 2019 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 > South East
6 months to
18 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 189 169 149
Rank change year-on-year -20 -20 +29
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Project 171 244 273
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.17% 1.47% 1.68%
As % of the Applications category 11.99% 14.10% 16.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 161 180
South East median daily rate £400 £417 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.96% +11.07% +10.70%
10th Percentile £205 £211 £210
90th Percentile £525 £625 £500
England median daily rate £433 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +1.76% +6.25% +4.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 8
South East median hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £30.56
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +55.56% -26.37% +35.82%
10th Percentile £23.33 £14.50 £17.62
90th Percentile £36.50 £29.93 £50.88
England median hourly rate £35.00 £25.12 £25.12
% change year-on-year +39.33% - +13.46%

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 the South East with a requirement for software application skills.

All Software Application Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 1,426 1,731 1,677
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 9.79% 10.44% 10.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 736 973 913
South East median daily rate £350 £375 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.67% +10.29% +6.25%
10th Percentile £143 £148 £135
90th Percentile £548 £525 £500
England median daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year - +3.45% +5.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 169 165 184
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £14.15 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.72% -8.74% -
10th Percentile £10.07 £9.25 £9.25
90th Percentile £52.00 £36.35 £35.00
England median hourly rate £17.25 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +4.55% - -

Microsoft Project
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Microsoft Project as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Project in the South East

Microsoft Project
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Project in the South East

Microsoft Project
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Project in the South East over the 6 months to 18 September 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Project in the South East

Microsoft Project
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Project in the South East

Microsoft Project
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Project in the South East over the 6 months to 18 September 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Microsoft Project in the South East

Microsoft Project
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 6 months to 18 September 2019. 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
Thames Valley -12 70 £375 +4.17% 11
Hampshire -1 57 £305 -26.06% 8
Berkshire -11 52 £319 -1.92% 5
Surrey +14 15 £480 -13.90% 3
Buckinghamshire -10 15 £368 +2.80% 1
West Sussex +10 11 £500 +12.36% 1
East Sussex +9 7 £400 -11.11% 3
Kent +9 6 £420 -32.80% 2
Oxfordshire +14 3 £500 +25.00% 5
Microsoft Project
England

For the 6 months to 18 September 2019, 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 South East region with a requirement for Microsoft Project.

1 93 (54.39%) Project Management
2 84 (49.12%) Microsoft
3 66 (38.60%) Microsoft Excel
4 65 (38.01%) PRINCE2
5 62 (36.26%) Finance
6 47 (27.49%) Agile Software Development
7 46 (26.90%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 40 (23.39%) Microsoft Office
9 38 (22.22%) Telecoms
10 35 (20.47%) Analytical Skills
11 33 (19.30%) PMO
11 33 (19.30%) Project Delivery
11 33 (19.30%) Security Cleared
12 32 (18.71%) PMI Certification
13 27 (15.79%) MS Visio
13 27 (15.79%) SC Cleared
14 26 (15.20%) SharePoint
14 26 (15.20%) Migration
15 22 (12.87%) Stakeholder Management
16 21 (12.28%) Dependency Management
17 20 (11.70%) Change Management
18 19 (11.11%) PMI
19 18 (10.53%) Scrum
20 17 (9.94%) Risk Management
20 17 (9.94%) Change Control
21 16 (9.36%) ITIL
22 15 (8.77%) Project Planning
22 15 (8.77%) Stakeholder Identification
22 15 (8.77%) Problem-Solving
23 14 (8.19%) Degree

Microsoft Project
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 26 (15.20%) SharePoint
2 11 (6.43%) MS Project Server
3 3 (1.75%) Confluence
4 2 (1.17%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (1.17%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (1.17%) IBM Notes
4 2 (1.17%) MS Exchange
4 2 (1.17%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (0.58%) SAS
5 1 (0.58%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 66 (38.60%) Microsoft Excel
2 46 (26.90%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 40 (23.39%) Microsoft Office
4 27 (15.79%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.58%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 9 (5.26%) Primavera
2 3 (1.75%) SAP S/4HANA
3 2 (1.17%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.58%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.58%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.58%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.58%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.58%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 12 (7.02%) Azure
2 5 (2.92%) Office 365
3 4 (2.34%) AWS
4 3 (1.75%) SaaS
5 2 (1.17%) Smartsheet
5 2 (1.17%) Trello
6 1 (0.58%) Basecamp
6 1 (0.58%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (0.58%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 10 (5.85%) LAN
2 6 (3.51%) Firewall
2 6 (3.51%) VoIP
3 5 (2.92%) WAN
4 4 (2.34%) DWDM
4 4 (2.34%) Ethernet
4 4 (2.34%) TCP/IP
4 4 (2.34%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (1.75%) Internet
5 3 (1.75%) MPLS
5 3 (1.75%) Remote Desktop
5 3 (1.75%) VPN
5 3 (1.75%) WebEx
6 2 (1.17%) SAN
7 1 (0.58%) LTE
7 1 (0.58%) SDH
7 1 (0.58%) Skype
7 1 (0.58%) Unified Communications
7 1 (0.58%) Value-Added Service
7 1 (0.58%) VoLTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.34%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.17%) Oracle Exadata
3 1 (0.58%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (0.58%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.58%) Geospatial Data
3 1 (0.58%) GIS
3 1 (0.58%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 14 (8.19%) JIRA
2 2 (1.17%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.58%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.58%) Grunt
3 1 (0.58%) gulp
3 1 (0.58%) StarTeam
3 1 (0.58%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 62 (36.26%) Finance
2 38 (22.22%) Telecoms
3 8 (4.68%) Manufacturing
3 8 (4.68%) Marketing
4 7 (4.09%) Billing
4 7 (4.09%) Public Sector
5 6 (3.51%) Retail
6 5 (2.92%) Electronics
7 4 (2.34%) German Language
7 4 (2.34%) Legal
8 3 (1.75%) French Language
8 3 (1.75%) Military
8 3 (1.75%) Spanish Language
9 2 (1.17%) Automotive
9 2 (1.17%) Banking
9 2 (1.17%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.58%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.58%) Arabic Language
10 1 (0.58%) General Ledger
10 1 (0.58%) Law
Job Titles
1 68 (39.77%) Project Manager
2 25 (14.62%) Coordinator
3 20 (11.70%) Analyst
4 17 (9.94%) Project Coordinator
4 17 (9.94%) Project Planner
5 16 (9.36%) IT Manager
5 16 (9.36%) IT Project Manager
6 10 (5.85%) Infrastructure Manager
6 10 (5.85%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 10 (5.85%) SC Cleared Project Manager
7 9 (5.26%) Applications Manager
7 9 (5.26%) Applications Project Manager
8 8 (4.68%) Delivery Manager
9 7 (4.09%) PMO Analyst
10 6 (3.51%) Programme Coordinator
11 5 (2.92%) Administrator
11 5 (2.92%) Agile Project Manager
11 5 (2.92%) IT Support
12 4 (2.34%) Senior Information Analyst
12 4 (2.34%) Senior Information Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.34%) HTML
2 2 (1.17%) CSS
2 2 (1.17%) Middleware
3 1 (0.58%) .NET
3 1 (0.58%) AngularJS
3 1 (0.58%) Node.js
3 1 (0.58%) React
3 1 (0.58%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 35 (20.47%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (11.11%) PMI
3 13 (7.60%) Data Centre
4 11 (6.43%) Management Information System
4 11 (6.43%) Self-Motivation
5 7 (4.09%) User Experience
6 3 (1.75%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.17%) Blackberry
7 2 (1.17%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.17%) FMCG
7 2 (1.17%) iPad
7 2 (1.17%) IVR
8 1 (0.58%) Fibre Optics
8 1 (0.58%) Life Science
8 1 (0.58%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.58%) NHS
8 1 (0.58%) PDA
8 1 (0.58%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 14 (8.19%) Windows
2 6 (3.51%) Windows Server
2 6 (3.51%) Windows XP
3 5 (2.92%) Windows 7
4 3 (1.75%) Linux
5 2 (1.17%) Android
5 2 (1.17%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.17%) Unix
5 2 (1.17%) Windows 2000
5 2 (1.17%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (1.17%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (1.17%) Windows Vista
6 1 (0.58%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.58%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.58%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.58%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (54.39%) Project Management
2 65 (38.01%) PRINCE2
3 47 (27.49%) Agile Software Development
4 33 (19.30%) Project Delivery
5 26 (15.20%) Migration
6 22 (12.87%) Stakeholder Management
7 21 (12.28%) Dependency Management
8 20 (11.70%) Change Management
9 18 (10.53%) Scrum
10 17 (9.94%) Change Control
10 17 (9.94%) Risk Management
11 16 (9.36%) ITIL
12 15 (8.77%) Problem-Solving
12 15 (8.77%) Project Planning
12 15 (8.77%) Stakeholder Identification
13 14 (8.19%) Time Management
14 12 (7.02%) SDLC
15 11 (6.43%) Decision-Making
16 10 (5.85%) Waterfall
17 9 (5.26%) Matrix Organization
Programming Languages
1 5 (2.92%) SQL
2 3 (1.75%) JavaScript
3 2 (1.17%) C
3 2 (1.17%) VBA
4 1 (0.58%) C#
4 1 (0.58%) TypeScript
4 1 (0.58%) X++
Qualifications
1 33 (19.30%) Security Cleared
2 32 (18.71%) PMI Certification
3 27 (15.79%) SC Cleared
4 14 (8.19%) Degree
5 13 (7.60%) PMP
5 13 (7.60%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 12 (7.02%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 7 (4.09%) APMP
8 4 (2.34%) CISA
8 4 (2.34%) CISM
8 4 (2.34%) CISSP
8 4 (2.34%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
9 3 (1.75%) Computer Science Degree
10 2 (1.17%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.58%) A+ Certification
11 1 (0.58%) BPSS Clearance
11 1 (0.58%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (0.58%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 1 (0.58%) Master's Degree
11 1 (0.58%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (19.30%) PMO
2 14 (8.19%) QA
3 4 (2.34%) ISO 9000
3 4 (2.34%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 4 (2.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (2.34%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 4 (2.34%) P3O
4 1 (0.58%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.58%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.58%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (3.51%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.17%) NDS
2 2 (1.17%) NetIQ eDirectory
2 2 (1.17%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (0.58%) BitLocker
3 1 (0.58%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.58%) Terminal Server
3 1 (0.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.58%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 3 (1.75%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 2 (1.17%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.17%) NetBackup
2 2 (1.17%) SCCM
2 2 (1.17%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 84 (49.12%) Microsoft
2 10 (5.85%) Remedy
2 10 (5.85%) SAP
3 8 (4.68%) Cisco
4 5 (2.92%) Oracle
5 4 (2.34%) Citrix
5 4 (2.34%) Dell
6 3 (1.75%) Bomgar
6 3 (1.75%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (1.17%) Apple
7 2 (1.17%) Ciena
7 2 (1.17%) HP
7 2 (1.17%) Lotus
7 2 (1.17%) Novell
7 2 (1.17%) Peregrine
8 1 (0.58%) Adobe
8 1 (0.58%) Capita
8 1 (0.58%) Ericsson
8 1 (0.58%) Google
8 1 (0.58%) Planview