Period
to 23 May 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 23 May 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
UK
6 months to
23 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 294 245 193
Rank change year-on-year -49 -52 -19
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Project 811 1,100 1,233
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.89% 1.09% 1.37%
As % of the Applications category 10.83% 12.41% 15.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 500 748 826
UK median daily rate £425 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +6.67%
10th Percentile £235 £250 £225
90th Percentile £625 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £374 £351
% change year-on-year +5.89% +6.33% +0.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 27 32
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £42.48
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.00% -41.14% +64.95%
10th Percentile £18.00 £15.55 £17.87
90th Percentile £55.70 £36.65 £56.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.42 £25.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +5.66% -37.50% +50.94%

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 with a requirement for software application skills.

All Software Application Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 7,490 8,866 8,016
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 8.23% 8.80% 8.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,414 5,362 4,673
UK median daily rate £375 £365 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.74% +4.29% +2.94%
10th Percentile £143 £145 £145
90th Percentile £575 £550 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year +3.70% +3.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 621 763 724
UK median hourly rate £16.60 £16.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.61% +3.13% -0.62%
10th Percentile £10.80 £10.50 £10.00
90th Percentile £44.50 £38.75 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -6.77%

Microsoft Project
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Project in the UK

Microsoft Project
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Project in the UK

Microsoft Project
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Project over the 6 months to 23 May 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Project in the UK

Microsoft Project
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Project in the UK

Microsoft Project
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Project over the 6 months to 23 May 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Microsoft Project in the UK

Microsoft Project
Top 17 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 6 months to 23 May 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
England -48 726 £425 - 28
UK excluding London -32 518 £396 +5.89% 28
London -82 259 £500 +5.26% 3
South East -43 172 £400 +2.56% 9
North of England -1 105 £375 +6.84% 4
South West +9 85 £415 +38.33% 4
Midlands +3 71 £344 -1.71% 4
Yorkshire +19 57 £419 +19.47% 1
West Midlands -3 56 £344 -1.71% 3
North West +8 40 £361 +0.35% 3
Scotland -11 36 £380 -5.00% 1
East of England +10 30 £410 -10.38% 4
East Midlands +13 15 £354 +1.07% 1
Wales 0 10 £703 +155.45% 2
Northern Ireland +20 7 £90 -65.38%
North East -7 7 £268 -17.69%
Channel Islands - 3 £600 -

For the 6 months to 23 May 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 with a requirement for Microsoft Project.

1 467 (57.58%) Project Management
2 345 (42.54%) Microsoft
3 303 (37.36%) Microsoft Excel
4 287 (35.39%) Finance
5 253 (31.20%) PRINCE2
6 235 (28.98%) Agile Software Development
7 231 (28.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 229 (28.24%) Microsoft Office
9 197 (24.29%) PMO
10 168 (20.72%) Stakeholder Management
11 153 (18.87%) MS Visio
12 144 (17.76%) SharePoint
13 135 (16.65%) Security Cleared
14 117 (14.43%) SC Cleared
15 103 (12.70%) Analytical Skills
16 101 (12.45%) Change Management
17 93 (11.47%) PMI Certification
17 93 (11.47%) Change Control
18 84 (10.36%) JIRA
19 79 (9.74%) Migration
20 78 (9.62%) ITIL
21 76 (9.37%) Risk Management
21 76 (9.37%) Project Planning
22 71 (8.75%) Degree
23 69 (8.51%) Windows
24 65 (8.01%) Programme Management
25 61 (7.52%) Decision-Making
25 61 (7.52%) Problem-Solving
26 60 (7.40%) Waterfall
26 60 (7.40%) Oracle

Microsoft Project
Co-occurring IT Skills 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
1 144 (17.76%) SharePoint
2 32 (3.95%) MS Project Server
3 19 (2.34%) IIS
4 18 (2.22%) Apache
4 18 (2.22%) Confluence
4 18 (2.22%) Skype for Business
4 18 (2.22%) Tomcat
5 10 (1.23%) BizTalk Server
5 10 (1.23%) nginx
6 9 (1.11%) MS Exchange
7 5 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2010
7 5 (0.62%) WebLogic
8 4 (0.49%) IBM Notes
9 2 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (0.25%) IBM Transformation Extender
10 1 (0.12%) Documentum
10 1 (0.12%) Mule
10 1 (0.12%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 303 (37.36%) Microsoft Excel
2 231 (28.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 229 (28.24%) Microsoft Office
4 153 (18.87%) MS Visio
5 8 (0.99%) Spreadsheet
6 6 (0.74%) Open Workbench
7 5 (0.62%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 36 (4.44%) Primavera
2 13 (1.60%) Dynamics CRM
3 10 (1.23%) SAP S/4HANA
4 6 (0.74%) Oracle ERP
5 4 (0.49%) Dynamics AX
5 4 (0.49%) NetSuite
5 4 (0.49%) Oracle General Ledger
5 4 (0.49%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.25%) Oracle Payables
6 2 (0.25%) SAP MDG
6 2 (0.25%) SAP MM
7 1 (0.12%) CA PPM
7 1 (0.12%) JDE EnterpriseOne
7 1 (0.12%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.12%) SAP FI
7 1 (0.12%) SAP FI/CO
7 1 (0.12%) SAP HR
7 1 (0.12%) SAP SD
7 1 (0.12%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 54 (6.66%) Office 365
2 16 (1.97%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (1.73%) Trello
4 12 (1.48%) Dynamics 365
5 8 (0.99%) Amazon AWS
6 6 (0.74%) Power Platform
7 5 (0.62%) SaaS
8 4 (0.49%) Yammer
9 3 (0.37%) Google Cloud Platform
9 3 (0.37%) SuccessFactors
10 2 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (0.25%) IaaS
10 2 (0.25%) iPaaS
10 2 (0.25%) PaaS
10 2 (0.25%) Smartsheet
11 1 (0.12%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.12%) Basecamp
11 1 (0.12%) Boomi
11 1 (0.12%) GitHub
11 1 (0.12%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 29 (3.58%) LAN
2 22 (2.71%) WAN
3 19 (2.34%) Skype
4 16 (1.97%) SAN
5 15 (1.85%) Cisco IOS
6 10 (1.23%) Kerberos
6 10 (1.23%) SSL
7 9 (1.11%) Internet
8 8 (0.99%) MPLS
9 7 (0.86%) Firewall
9 7 (0.86%) VPN
10 6 (0.74%) Remote Desktop
10 6 (0.74%) WebEx
11 4 (0.49%) 3G
11 4 (0.49%) 4G
11 4 (0.49%) BGP
11 4 (0.49%) VoIP
12 3 (0.37%) Radio Access Network
12 3 (0.37%) Software-Defined Networking
13 2 (0.25%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (2.34%) Oracle OWB
2 18 (2.22%) SQL Server
3 16 (1.97%) Relational Database
4 14 (1.73%) BusinessObjects
5 10 (1.23%) Data Warehouse
5 10 (1.23%) DB2
5 10 (1.23%) DB2 UDB
6 6 (0.74%) Oracle Reports
6 6 (0.74%) Power BI
6 6 (0.74%) RDBMS
7 5 (0.62%) SAP Data Services
8 4 (0.49%) SAP BW
9 2 (0.25%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
9 2 (0.25%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
9 2 (0.25%) OLTP
10 1 (0.12%) Big Data
10 1 (0.12%) Electronic Patient Records
10 1 (0.12%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.12%) Pentaho
10 1 (0.12%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 84 (10.36%) JIRA
2 8 (0.99%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (0.62%) PVCS
3 5 (0.62%) Subversion
4 4 (0.49%) Visual Studio Team System
5 3 (0.37%) SpecFlow
6 2 (0.25%) JMeter
6 2 (0.25%) LoadRunner
6 2 (0.25%) Selenium
6 2 (0.25%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 1 (0.12%) AdminStudio
7 1 (0.12%) Bitbucket
7 1 (0.12%) Bugzilla
7 1 (0.12%) ERwin
7 1 (0.12%) GDB
7 1 (0.12%) JIRA Agile
7 1 (0.12%) JUnit
7 1 (0.12%) Oracle APEX
7 1 (0.12%) Redmine
7 1 (0.12%) VersionOne
General
1 287 (35.39%) Finance
2 45 (5.55%) Telecoms
3 37 (4.56%) Banking
4 18 (2.22%) Retail
5 17 (2.10%) Legal
6 15 (1.85%) Manufacturing
7 14 (1.73%) Financial Institution
8 10 (1.23%) Back Office
8 10 (1.23%) Billing
8 10 (1.23%) Military
9 8 (0.99%) French Language
9 8 (0.99%) Marketing
10 7 (0.86%) Electronics
10 7 (0.86%) Investment Banking
11 6 (0.74%) German Language
11 6 (0.74%) Publishing
12 5 (0.62%) Aerospace
12 5 (0.62%) General Ledger
12 5 (0.62%) Law
13 4 (0.49%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 292 (36.00%) Project Manager
2 106 (13.07%) Analyst
3 62 (7.64%) PMO Analyst
4 42 (5.18%) Coordinator
5 40 (4.93%) Project Planner
6 38 (4.69%) IT Manager
7 37 (4.56%) Programme Manager
8 35 (4.32%) Infrastructure Manager
8 35 (4.32%) IT Project Manager
9 33 (4.07%) Business Analyst
10 32 (3.95%) Infrastructure Project Manager
11 27 (3.33%) Project Coordinator
12 25 (3.08%) Senior Manager
13 20 (2.47%) Programme Planner
14 19 (2.34%) Senior Project Manager
15 17 (2.10%) ERP Manager
15 17 (2.10%) Implementation Manager
15 17 (2.10%) SC Cleared Project Manager
16 16 (1.97%) Delivery Manager
16 16 (1.97%) Project Controller
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (2.22%) SailPoint
2 17 (2.10%) XML
3 13 (1.60%) .NET
4 11 (1.36%) Middleware
5 10 (1.23%) EDI
5 10 (1.23%) LDAP
5 10 (1.23%) SAML
5 10 (1.23%) SPNEGO
5 10 (1.23%) WCF
5 10 (1.23%) Windows Identity Foundation
6 4 (0.49%) Oracle Fusion
7 3 (0.37%) Gherkin
7 3 (0.37%) Web Services
8 2 (0.25%) CSS
8 2 (0.25%) EDIFACT
8 2 (0.25%) FIX Protocol
8 2 (0.25%) JFC
8 2 (0.25%) XML Schema
8 2 (0.25%) XSLT
9 1 (0.12%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 103 (12.70%) Analytical Skills
2 54 (6.66%) PMI
3 47 (5.80%) Management Information System
4 29 (3.58%) Self-Motivation
5 27 (3.33%) Data Centre
6 16 (1.97%) Virtual Team
7 11 (1.36%) PKI
8 7 (0.86%) Greenfield Project
9 6 (0.74%) User Experience
10 5 (0.62%) Derivative
10 5 (0.62%) Enterprise Software
10 5 (0.62%) Fintech
10 5 (0.62%) NHS
10 5 (0.62%) Public Cloud
11 4 (0.49%) Blackberry
11 4 (0.49%) Client/Server
11 4 (0.49%) Reinsurance
11 4 (0.49%) Video Conferencing
12 3 (0.37%) Hybrid Cloud
12 3 (0.37%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 69 (8.51%) Windows
2 37 (4.56%) Windows 10
3 22 (2.71%) Windows 7
4 14 (1.73%) Windows Server
5 10 (1.23%) Linux
6 8 (0.99%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (0.86%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (0.86%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (0.62%) AIX
8 5 (0.62%) Unix
8 5 (0.62%) Windows XP
9 4 (0.49%) Android
9 4 (0.49%) Solaris
10 3 (0.37%) Apple iOS
10 3 (0.37%) Mac OS
10 3 (0.37%) Windows 2000
11 2 (0.25%) Windows 8
11 2 (0.25%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 467 (57.58%) Project Management
2 253 (31.20%) PRINCE2
3 235 (28.98%) Agile Software Development
4 168 (20.72%) Stakeholder Management
5 101 (12.45%) Change Management
6 93 (11.47%) Change Control
7 79 (9.74%) Migration
8 78 (9.62%) ITIL
9 76 (9.37%) Project Planning
9 76 (9.37%) Risk Management
10 65 (8.01%) Programme Management
11 61 (7.52%) Decision-Making
11 61 (7.52%) Problem-Solving
12 60 (7.40%) Waterfall
13 52 (6.41%) SDLC
14 47 (5.80%) Dependency Management
14 47 (5.80%) Scrum
15 45 (5.55%) Project Governance
16 40 (4.93%) ERP
17 36 (4.44%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 45 (5.55%) SQL
2 18 (2.22%) Python
3 15 (1.85%) Java
4 13 (1.60%) PowerShell
5 10 (1.23%) VB
6 9 (1.11%) C
7 6 (0.74%) C#
7 6 (0.74%) VBA
8 5 (0.62%) C++
9 4 (0.49%) VBScript
10 2 (0.25%) ABAP
10 2 (0.25%) ActionScript
10 2 (0.25%) ActionScript 2.0
10 2 (0.25%) XPath
11 1 (0.12%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 1 (0.12%) Embedded C++
11 1 (0.12%) JavaScript
11 1 (0.12%) R
11 1 (0.12%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.12%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 135 (16.65%) Security Cleared
2 117 (14.43%) SC Cleared
3 93 (11.47%) PMI Certification
4 71 (8.75%) Degree
5 57 (7.03%) PMP
6 33 (4.07%) APMP
7 29 (3.58%) ISEB
7 29 (3.58%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 26 (3.21%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 12 (1.48%) DV Cleared
10 10 (1.23%) Computer Science Degree
11 6 (0.74%) BPSS Clearance
12 5 (0.62%) ISEB Practitioner
13 4 (0.49%) Microsoft Certification
14 3 (0.37%) MCSE
14 3 (0.37%) TOGAF Certification
15 2 (0.25%) Cisco Certification
15 2 (0.25%) DBS Check
15 2 (0.25%) IIBA
15 2 (0.25%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 197 (24.29%) PMO
2 33 (4.07%) QA
3 9 (1.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (0.86%) Data Quality
4 7 (0.86%) PMBOK
4 7 (0.86%) SLA
5 6 (0.74%) GAAP
5 6 (0.74%) GDPR
5 6 (0.74%) P3O
5 6 (0.74%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 4 (0.49%) Disclosure Scotland
6 4 (0.49%) MiFID
7 2 (0.25%) FATCA
7 2 (0.25%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.12%) CRD IV
8 1 (0.12%) IFRS
8 1 (0.12%) PSD2
System Software
1 34 (4.19%) Active Directory
2 7 (0.86%) Microsoft App-V
2 7 (0.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (0.62%) Virtual Desktop
3 5 (0.62%) XenApp
4 4 (0.49%) XenDesktop
5 2 (0.25%) NDS
5 2 (0.25%) NetIQ eDirectory
6 1 (0.12%) BitLocker
6 1 (0.12%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 22 (2.71%) Single Sign-On
2 15 (1.85%) NetBackup
2 15 (1.85%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 13 (1.60%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 10 (1.23%) CA Single Sign-On
5 9 (1.11%) SCCM
6 4 (0.49%) SCOM
7 3 (0.37%) ServiceCenter
7 3 (0.37%) vRealize
8 2 (0.25%) Microsoft Intune
9 1 (0.12%) AirWatch
9 1 (0.12%) Cisco IPCC
9 1 (0.12%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 345 (42.54%) Microsoft
2 60 (7.40%) Oracle
3 56 (6.91%) SAP
4 40 (4.93%) Cisco
5 29 (3.58%) ServiceNow
6 17 (2.10%) JD Edwards
7 16 (1.97%) Symantec
8 15 (1.85%) IronPort
8 15 (1.85%) Veritas
9 14 (1.73%) Citrix
10 12 (1.48%) CA
11 11 (1.36%) ForgeRock
11 11 (1.36%) Remedy
12 10 (1.23%) Axway
12 10 (1.23%) BMC
12 10 (1.23%) IBM
13 9 (1.11%) Dell
13 9 (1.11%) HP
13 9 (1.11%) Workday
14 8 (0.99%) VMware