Period
to 13 July 2020

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 13 July 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
UK
6 months to
13 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 263 306 267
Rank change year-on-year +43 -39 -61
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Project 369 793 1,063
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.91% 0.84% 1.02%
As % of the Applications category 10.83% 10.21% 11.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 222 503 721
Median daily rate £450 £425 £418
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.80% +4.38%
10th Percentile £254 £246 £249
90th Percentile £588 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 22 29
Median hourly rate £25.06 £35.25 £26.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.91% +31.14% -32.80%
10th Percentile £16.65 £18.56 £15.15
90th Percentile £35.00 £54.05 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.95 £35.00 £26.88
% change year-on-year -40.14% +30.21% -20.33%

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 3,408 7,766 9,009
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 8.41% 8.26% 8.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,907 4,564 5,381
Median daily rate £375 £375 £373
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +0.54% +6.57%
10th Percentile £140 £149 £146
90th Percentile £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year - +2.94% +4.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 374 656 819
Median hourly rate £19.00 £16.62 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.35% +0.70% +3.13%
10th Percentile £11.34 £10.83 £10.61
90th Percentile £42.68 £47.13 £39.60
Median hourly rate £18.46 £16.40 £15.50
% change year-on-year +12.51% +5.82% +3.33%

Microsoft Project
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Project in the UK

Microsoft Project
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Daily rate trend for Microsoft Project in the UK

Microsoft Project
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Microsoft Project over the 6 months to 13 July 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Microsoft Project in the UK

Microsoft Project
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Hourly rate trend for Microsoft Project in the UK

Microsoft Project
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Microsoft Project over the 6 months to 13 July 2020.

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 13 July 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
England +39 325 £450 +5.88% 20
UK excluding London +49 246 £425 +6.25% 16
London +59 106 £475 -2.56% 5
South East +74 75 £450 +12.50% 4
North of England +57 49 £413 +10.00% 3
South West +56 39 £438 +8.02% 1
Midlands +47 37 £388 +0.65% 6
West Midlands +45 33 £394 +5.56% 4
North West +56 26 £398 +6.00% 2
Yorkshire +56 21 £525 +27.27% 1
Scotland +52 17 £388 +4.73%
Wales +36 16 £475 +6.74% 1
East of England +60 12 £460 +9.52% 1
Work from Home -12 9 £325 -32.99%
East Midlands +42 4 £343 -14.38% 2
North East +34 2 £130 -51.40%
Northern Ireland +16 1 £400 +343.89%

For the 6 months to 13 July 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 with a requirement for Microsoft Project.

1 198 (53.66%) Microsoft
2 190 (51.49%) Project Management
3 121 (32.79%) PRINCE2
4 117 (31.71%) Agile Software Development
5 111 (30.08%) Finance
6 104 (28.18%) Microsoft Office
7 86 (23.31%) Stakeholder Management
8 85 (23.04%) Microsoft Excel
8 85 (23.04%) Security Cleared
9 84 (22.76%) Project Delivery
10 76 (20.60%) PMO
11 71 (19.24%) SC Cleared
12 65 (17.62%) Microsoft PowerPoint
12 65 (17.62%) MS Visio
13 61 (16.53%) Public Sector
14 53 (14.36%) Risk Management
15 51 (13.82%) Analytical Skills
16 49 (13.28%) SharePoint
17 48 (13.01%) JIRA
18 47 (12.74%) Problem-Solving
19 45 (12.20%) Windows
20 42 (11.38%) Degree
21 38 (10.30%) Project Planning
21 38 (10.30%) Waterfall
21 38 (10.30%) Change Management
22 37 (10.03%) PMI Certification
23 36 (9.76%) IBM
24 35 (9.49%) ITIL
25 33 (8.94%) Oracle
26 32 (8.67%) Azure

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 49 (13.28%) SharePoint
2 15 (4.07%) Confluence
2 15 (4.07%) WebLogic
3 11 (2.98%) MS Exchange
4 10 (2.71%) Exchange Server 2003
4 10 (2.71%) Exchange Server 2007
5 7 (1.90%) MS Project Server
6 5 (1.36%) CMS
7 2 (0.54%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 104 (28.18%) Microsoft Office
2 85 (23.04%) Microsoft Excel
3 65 (17.62%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 65 (17.62%) MS Visio
4 9 (2.44%) Acrobat
5 3 (0.81%) Adobe Captivate
5 3 (0.81%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.54%) Open Workbench
7 1 (0.27%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.27%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.27%) Revit
Business Applications
1 10 (2.71%) Remedy ITSM
2 5 (1.36%) Primavera
2 5 (1.36%) SAP S/4HANA
3 3 (0.81%) Oracle ERP
4 2 (0.54%) CA PPM
4 2 (0.54%) Cognos TM1
4 2 (0.54%) SAP FI
4 2 (0.54%) SAP GTS
4 2 (0.54%) SAP HR
4 2 (0.54%) SAP SCM
5 1 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.27%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.27%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.27%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.27%) Oracle iProcurement
5 1 (0.27%) Oracle iSupplier
5 1 (0.27%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.27%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 1 (0.27%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.27%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 32 (8.67%) Azure
2 22 (5.96%) Office 365
3 17 (4.61%) AWS
4 13 (3.52%) GCP
5 10 (2.71%) OneDrive
6 7 (1.90%) Power Platform
7 6 (1.63%) Serverless
8 5 (1.36%) SaaS
9 4 (1.08%) Adobe Analytics
9 4 (1.08%) Google Analytics
10 3 (0.81%) Dynamics 365
10 3 (0.81%) SuccessFactors
11 2 (0.54%) Basecamp
12 1 (0.27%) Asana
12 1 (0.27%) IaaS
12 1 (0.27%) Lucidchart
12 1 (0.27%) PaaS
12 1 (0.27%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
12 1 (0.27%) Salesforce Service Cloud
12 1 (0.27%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 12 (3.25%) Internet
1 12 (3.25%) Remote Desktop
2 11 (2.98%) VPN
2 11 (2.98%) WebEx
3 8 (2.17%) Wi-Fi
4 7 (1.90%) LTE
4 7 (1.90%) VoLTE
5 5 (1.36%) Skype
5 5 (1.36%) WAN
6 4 (1.08%) 5G
6 4 (1.08%) Broadband
6 4 (1.08%) Firewall
7 3 (0.81%) 4G
7 3 (0.81%) Intranet
7 3 (0.81%) LAN
7 3 (0.81%) Software-Defined Networking
7 3 (0.81%) TCP/IP
8 2 (0.54%) DOCSIS
8 2 (0.54%) SAN
8 2 (0.54%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (5.69%) Oracle OWB
2 7 (1.90%) Power BI
3 4 (1.08%) BusinessObjects
3 4 (1.08%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (0.81%) MS Access
5 2 (0.54%) Big Data
5 2 (0.54%) Oracle Database
5 2 (0.54%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.27%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.27%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.27%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 48 (13.01%) JIRA
2 14 (3.79%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.27%) AdminStudio
3 1 (0.27%) GitLab
3 1 (0.27%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.27%) JMeter
3 1 (0.27%) LoadUI
3 1 (0.27%) Pivotal Tracker
3 1 (0.27%) SoapUI
3 1 (0.27%) StarTeam
3 1 (0.27%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.27%) Zephyr
General
1 111 (30.08%) Finance
2 61 (16.53%) Public Sector
3 21 (5.69%) Telecoms
4 13 (3.52%) Banking
5 12 (3.25%) Manufacturing
6 9 (2.44%) German Language
7 8 (2.17%) French Language
8 7 (1.90%) Legal
9 5 (1.36%) Billing
9 5 (1.36%) Law
10 4 (1.08%) Military
10 4 (1.08%) Retail
11 3 (0.81%) Electronics
11 3 (0.81%) Investment Banking
11 3 (0.81%) Local Government
11 3 (0.81%) Marketing
12 2 (0.54%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.27%) Advertising
13 1 (0.27%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.27%) Police
Job Titles
1 127 (34.42%) Project Manager
2 32 (8.67%) Analyst
3 22 (5.96%) IT Manager
4 20 (5.42%) Delivery Manager
5 19 (5.15%) IT Project Manager
6 18 (4.88%) PMO Analyst
6 18 (4.88%) PMO Planner
7 16 (4.34%) Test Manager
8 15 (4.07%) Architect
8 15 (4.07%) Coordinator
9 14 (3.79%) Senior Manager
10 13 (3.52%) Programme Manager
10 13 (3.52%) Senior Project Manager
11 12 (3.25%) Consultant
11 12 (3.25%) Project Officer
11 12 (3.25%) Project Planner
11 12 (3.25%) Support Officer
12 11 (2.98%) Business Analyst
12 11 (2.98%) PMO Manager
12 11 (2.98%) Project Support Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (4.88%) XML
2 11 (2.98%) IBM Integration Bus
3 7 (1.90%) Web Services
4 3 (0.81%) .NET
5 2 (0.54%) ActiveX
5 2 (0.54%) EDI
5 2 (0.54%) SOAP
6 1 (0.27%) ADO
6 1 (0.27%) AngularJS
6 1 (0.27%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.27%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (0.27%) CGI
6 1 (0.27%) JSON
6 1 (0.27%) LAMP
6 1 (0.27%) LDAP
6 1 (0.27%) React
6 1 (0.27%) SAML
6 1 (0.27%) UDDI
Miscellaneous
1 51 (13.82%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (5.96%) PMI
3 21 (5.69%) Management Information System
4 10 (2.71%) Data Centre
5 9 (2.44%) Blackberry
5 9 (2.44%) PDA
5 9 (2.44%) Self-Motivation
6 7 (1.90%) Driving Licence
6 7 (1.90%) Virtual Team
7 5 (1.36%) Public Cloud
8 4 (1.08%) FMCG
9 3 (0.81%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (0.81%) Hybrid Cloud
9 3 (0.81%) User Experience
10 2 (0.54%) e-Learning
11 1 (0.27%) CCTV
11 1 (0.27%) CMDB
11 1 (0.27%) Freedom of Information
11 1 (0.27%) Mobile Computing
11 1 (0.27%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 45 (12.20%) Windows
2 21 (5.69%) Unix
2 21 (5.69%) Windows 7
3 19 (5.15%) Windows Server
4 12 (3.25%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (2.98%) Windows 10
6 10 (2.71%) Windows 2000
6 10 (2.71%) Windows Server 2003
6 10 (2.71%) Windows Vista
6 10 (2.71%) Windows XP
7 7 (1.90%) Linux
8 3 (0.81%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (0.81%) Windows Server 2016
9 2 (0.54%) Windows Server 2019
10 1 (0.27%) AIX
10 1 (0.27%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.27%) pSOS
10 1 (0.27%) Solaris
10 1 (0.27%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 190 (51.49%) Project Management
2 121 (32.79%) PRINCE2
3 117 (31.71%) Agile Software Development
4 86 (23.31%) Stakeholder Management
5 84 (22.76%) Project Delivery
6 53 (14.36%) Risk Management
7 47 (12.74%) Problem-Solving
8 38 (10.30%) Change Management
8 38 (10.30%) Project Planning
8 38 (10.30%) Waterfall
9 35 (9.49%) ITIL
10 30 (8.13%) Decision-Making
10 30 (8.13%) Scrum
11 29 (7.86%) Change Control
11 29 (7.86%) Migration
12 28 (7.59%) Coaching
13 24 (6.50%) Programme Management
13 24 (6.50%) SDLC
14 21 (5.69%) Mentoring
15 20 (5.42%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 21 (5.69%) SQL
2 20 (5.42%) Java
3 8 (2.17%) PowerShell
4 5 (1.36%) C
5 3 (0.81%) VBA
6 2 (0.54%) C#
7 1 (0.27%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.27%) Perl
7 1 (0.27%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.27%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 85 (23.04%) Security Cleared
2 71 (19.24%) SC Cleared
3 42 (11.38%) Degree
4 37 (10.03%) PMI Certification
5 23 (6.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 21 (5.69%) ISEB
7 20 (5.42%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 17 (4.61%) PMP
9 16 (4.34%) ISEB Practitioner
10 14 (3.79%) DV Cleared
11 11 (2.98%) APMP
12 9 (2.44%) Computer Science Degree
13 7 (1.90%) CISM
14 6 (1.63%) CISSP
15 5 (1.36%) CISA
16 4 (1.08%) CLAS
16 4 (1.08%) GIAC
16 4 (1.08%) ITIL Certification
16 4 (1.08%) RIBA
17 3 (0.81%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 76 (20.60%) PMO
2 14 (3.79%) QA
3 10 (2.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (1.90%) PCI DSS
5 6 (1.63%) COBIT
5 6 (1.63%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 6 (1.63%) P3O
5 6 (1.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 6 (1.63%) SLA
6 4 (1.08%) GDPR
7 2 (0.54%) Solvency II
8 1 (0.27%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.27%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 1 (0.27%) GPG13
8 1 (0.27%) IFRS
8 1 (0.27%) IFRS 9
8 1 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 1 (0.27%) PSD2
8 1 (0.27%) RMADS
System Software
1 21 (5.69%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.81%) Virtual Desktop
4 2 (0.54%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.54%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.27%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.27%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 11 (2.98%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 10 (2.71%) Kubernetes
2 10 (2.71%) ServiceCenter
3 6 (1.63%) SCCM
4 5 (1.36%) Ansible
5 3 (0.81%) SCOM
5 3 (0.81%) vRealize
6 1 (0.27%) Single Sign-On
6 1 (0.27%) Terraform
Vendors
1 198 (53.66%) Microsoft
2 36 (9.76%) IBM
3 33 (8.94%) Oracle
4 25 (6.78%) SAP
5 18 (4.88%) Remedy
6 16 (4.34%) Adobe
6 16 (4.34%) Google
7 14 (3.79%) CheckPoint
8 12 (3.25%) TIBCO
8 12 (3.25%) webMethods
9 11 (2.98%) Bomgar
9 11 (2.98%) MuleSoft
10 10 (2.71%) HP
10 10 (2.71%) Peregrine
11 9 (2.44%) Cisco
12 8 (2.17%) ServiceNow
13 5 (1.36%) Citrix
13 5 (1.36%) Ericsson
13 5 (1.36%) VMware
14 3 (0.81%) Avaya