Period
to 6 June 2020

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 6 June 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 > South East
6 months to
6 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 141 210 154
Rank change year-on-year +69 -56 -24
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Project 92 163 265
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 1.35% 1.11% 1.59%
As % of the Applications category 13.43% 11.74% 14.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 104 169
Median daily rate £400 £390 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% -2.50% +14.29%
10th Percentile £163 £216 £213
90th Percentile £575 £550 £538
England median daily rate £425 £425 £420
% change year-on-year - +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 10
Median hourly rate £24.73 £31.50 £28.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.51% +9.57% +14.45%
10th Percentile £21.68 £22.08 £20.73
90th Percentile £27.97 £41.45 £35.98
England median hourly rate £28.25 £35.00 £25.94
% change year-on-year -19.29% +34.93% -38.93%

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 685 1,389 1,789
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 10.07% 9.49% 10.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 393 736 982
Median daily rate £325 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.33% +7.14% -
10th Percentile £140 £135 £145
90th Percentile £530 £538 £520
England median daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 81 160 172
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £17.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.38% -7.25% +15.00%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.00 £10.40
90th Percentile £42.50 £38.88 £42.35
Median hourly rate £18.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year +9.09% -2.94% +6.25%

Microsoft Project
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Microsoft Project as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Microsoft Project in the South East.

Daily rate trend for Microsoft Project in the South East

Microsoft Project
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Microsoft Project in the South East over the 6 months to 6 June 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Microsoft Project in the South East

Microsoft Project
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Microsoft Project in the South East.

Hourly rate trend 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 6 June 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
Thames Valley +60 44 £375 -5.06% 3
Berkshire +54 38 £375 +3.45% 1
Hampshire +40 23 £378 +9.42%
Surrey +52 12 £500 +17.65%
West Sussex +23 7 £400 +14.29%
Buckinghamshire +31 6 £300 -29.41%
East Sussex +27 6 £425 +6.25%
Kent +25 1 £750 +114.29%
Microsoft Project
England

For the 6 months to 6 June 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 South East region with a requirement for Microsoft Project.

1 41 (44.57%) Microsoft
1 41 (44.57%) Project Management
2 38 (41.30%) MS Visio
3 35 (38.04%) Microsoft Office
4 31 (33.70%) Microsoft Excel
5 27 (29.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 26 (28.26%) Agile Software Development
7 23 (25.00%) PRINCE2
8 22 (23.91%) Problem-Solving
9 21 (22.83%) Remedy
10 19 (20.65%) Project Delivery
11 17 (18.48%) Windows
12 16 (17.39%) Telecoms
12 16 (17.39%) Stakeholder Management
13 15 (16.30%) Migration
13 15 (16.30%) SharePoint
14 14 (15.22%) ITIL
14 14 (15.22%) Active Directory
14 14 (15.22%) Windows Server 2003
14 14 (15.22%) Windows Server 2008
14 14 (15.22%) Analytical Skills
14 14 (15.22%) Windows Server
15 13 (14.13%) Azure
15 13 (14.13%) ITSM
16 12 (13.04%) Change Management
16 12 (13.04%) Internet
16 12 (13.04%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
16 12 (13.04%) HP
16 12 (13.04%) Peregrine
16 12 (13.04%) MS Exchange

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 15 (16.30%) SharePoint
2 12 (13.04%) Exchange Server 2003
2 12 (13.04%) Exchange Server 2007
2 12 (13.04%) MS Exchange
3 2 (2.17%) Confluence
3 2 (2.17%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 38 (41.30%) MS Visio
2 35 (38.04%) Microsoft Office
3 31 (33.70%) Microsoft Excel
4 27 (29.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 10 (10.87%) Acrobat
6 9 (9.78%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (1.09%) Adobe Captivate
7 1 (1.09%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 12 (13.04%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (4.35%) SAP S/4HANA
3 2 (2.17%) SAP GTS
3 2 (2.17%) SAP HR
3 2 (2.17%) SAP SCM
4 1 (1.09%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 13 (14.13%) Azure
2 2 (2.17%) AWS
2 2 (2.17%) Office 365
2 2 (2.17%) SuccessFactors
3 1 (1.09%) Asana
3 1 (1.09%) GCP
3 1 (1.09%) IaaS
3 1 (1.09%) Lucidchart
3 1 (1.09%) PaaS
3 1 (1.09%) Power Platform
3 1 (1.09%) SaaS
3 1 (1.09%) Serverless
3 1 (1.09%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 12 (13.04%) Internet
1 12 (13.04%) Remote Desktop
1 12 (13.04%) VPN
1 12 (13.04%) WebEx
2 8 (8.70%) LTE
2 8 (8.70%) VoLTE
2 8 (8.70%) Wi-Fi
3 6 (6.52%) 5G
4 5 (5.43%) 4G
5 4 (4.35%) 2G
5 4 (4.35%) 3G
6 2 (2.17%) DHCP
6 2 (2.17%) DNS
6 2 (2.17%) Radio Access Network
6 2 (2.17%) TCP/IP
6 2 (2.17%) Value-Added Service
7 1 (1.09%) HTTPS
7 1 (1.09%) Skype
7 1 (1.09%) SSL
7 1 (1.09%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.17%) BusinessObjects
1 2 (2.17%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (2.17%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.09%) MS Access
2 1 (1.09%) Power BI
2 1 (1.09%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (4.35%) JIRA
2 3 (3.26%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (2.17%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.09%) GitLab
4 1 (1.09%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.09%) StarTeam
4 1 (1.09%) Visual Studio
General
1 16 (17.39%) Telecoms
2 10 (10.87%) Finance
3 3 (3.26%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.09%) Avionics
4 1 (1.09%) Legal
4 1 (1.09%) Multimedia
4 1 (1.09%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 29 (31.52%) Project Manager
2 17 (18.48%) Analyst
3 10 (10.87%) Business Analyst
4 8 (8.70%) Voice Project Manager
5 7 (7.61%) Help Desk Support
6 6 (6.52%) Architect
6 6 (6.52%) Consultant
7 5 (5.43%) Desktop Support
7 5 (5.43%) Enterprise Architect
7 5 (5.43%) IT Support
8 4 (4.35%) Build Manager
8 4 (4.35%) IT Manager
8 4 (4.35%) IT Project Manager
8 4 (4.35%) Process Analyst
8 4 (4.35%) Programme Manager
8 4 (4.35%) Senior Analyst
9 3 (3.26%) PMO Analyst
9 3 (3.26%) PMO Lead
9 3 (3.26%) SAP Consultant
9 3 (3.26%) Senior Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.26%) .NET
1 3 (3.26%) AngularJS
1 3 (3.26%) React
2 2 (2.17%) CSS
2 2 (2.17%) REST
2 2 (2.17%) Sass
2 2 (2.17%) XML
3 1 (1.09%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.09%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (1.09%) CGI
3 1 (1.09%) HTML
3 1 (1.09%) JSON
3 1 (1.09%) LAMP
3 1 (1.09%) SAML
3 1 (1.09%) SOAP
3 1 (1.09%) UDDI
3 1 (1.09%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 14 (15.22%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (11.96%) Blackberry
2 11 (11.96%) PDA
3 10 (10.87%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.17%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (2.17%) Virtual Team
5 1 (1.09%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.09%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.09%) FMCG
5 1 (1.09%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 17 (18.48%) Windows
2 14 (15.22%) Windows Server
2 14 (15.22%) Windows Server 2003
2 14 (15.22%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (13.04%) Windows 2000
3 12 (13.04%) Windows 7
3 12 (13.04%) Windows Vista
3 12 (13.04%) Windows XP
4 2 (2.17%) Windows 10
5 1 (1.09%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.09%) Linux
5 1 (1.09%) Solaris
5 1 (1.09%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (44.57%) Project Management
2 26 (28.26%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (25.00%) PRINCE2
4 22 (23.91%) Problem-Solving
5 19 (20.65%) Project Delivery
6 16 (17.39%) Stakeholder Management
7 15 (16.30%) Migration
8 14 (15.22%) ITIL
9 13 (14.13%) ITSM
10 12 (13.04%) Change Management
10 12 (13.04%) Waterfall
11 11 (11.96%) Scrum
12 9 (9.78%) Incident Management
12 9 (9.78%) ITIL V3
12 9 (9.78%) Workshop Facilitation
13 8 (8.70%) Project Planning
13 8 (8.70%) SDLC
14 7 (7.61%) Data Migration
14 7 (7.61%) Information Security
14 7 (7.61%) Quality Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (5.43%) PowerShell
2 4 (4.35%) C
3 2 (2.17%) C#
3 2 (2.17%) TypeScript
4 1 (1.09%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.09%) Perl
4 1 (1.09%) SQL
4 1 (1.09%) VB.NET
4 1 (1.09%) VBA
4 1 (1.09%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 10 (10.87%) Degree
2 5 (5.43%) PMI Certification
2 5 (5.43%) PMP
2 5 (5.43%) Security Cleared
3 4 (4.35%) SC Cleared
4 3 (3.26%) APMP
4 3 (3.26%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (3.26%) MCSE
4 3 (3.26%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (3.26%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 2 (2.17%) CCA
5 2 (2.17%) CCEA
5 2 (2.17%) Citrix Certification
5 2 (2.17%) DV Cleared
5 2 (2.17%) ISEB
5 2 (2.17%) MCITP
5 2 (2.17%) MCSA
6 1 (1.09%) CIPD
6 1 (1.09%) CISA
6 1 (1.09%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (10.87%) PMO
2 5 (5.43%) SLA
3 3 (3.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (2.17%) QA
5 1 (1.09%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (1.09%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 1 (1.09%) GDPR
5 1 (1.09%) ISO 9000
5 1 (1.09%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 1 (1.09%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 1 (1.09%) P3O
5 1 (1.09%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 14 (15.22%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.17%) XenApp
2 2 (2.17%) XenDesktop
3 1 (1.09%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 12 (13.04%) ServiceCenter
1 12 (13.04%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 5 (5.43%) Ansible
3 3 (3.26%) SCCM
4 1 (1.09%) Single Sign-On
4 1 (1.09%) Terraform
Vendors
1 41 (44.57%) Microsoft
2 21 (22.83%) Remedy
3 12 (13.04%) Bomgar
3 12 (13.04%) HP
3 12 (13.04%) Peregrine
4 11 (11.96%) Adobe
5 9 (9.78%) SAP
6 6 (6.52%) Ericsson
7 4 (4.35%) IBM
8 2 (2.17%) Citrix
8 2 (2.17%) Ivanti
8 2 (2.17%) Oracle
8 2 (2.17%) ServiceNow
9 1 (1.09%) Amdocs
9 1 (1.09%) Atlassian
9 1 (1.09%) Capita
9 1 (1.09%) F5
9 1 (1.09%) Niku
9 1 (1.09%) Red Hat
9 1 (1.09%) Twitter