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 3 months to 26 June 2017 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
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 212 204 142
Rank change year-on-year -8 -62  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Project 556 688 913
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.18% 1.30% 1.63%
As % of the Applications category 13.77% 14.33% 15.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 364 461 599
Median daily rate £400 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.28% -12.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £532
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £330 £370
% change year-on-year +13.63% -10.81%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 14 21
Median hourly rate £25.12 £22.50 £31.40
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.64% -28.34%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.07 £17.67 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.75 £40.05 £170.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.12 £22.50 £31.40
% change year-on-year +11.64% -28.34%  

Microsoft Project is in the software application skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for software application skills.

Contract Software Application Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 4038 4801 6008
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 8.59% 9.04% 10.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 2314 2888 3399
Median daily rate £365 £330 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.60% -2.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £150 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +3.84% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 310 426 575
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.97 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.12% +9.48%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.89 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.25 £36.00 £36.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.78 £16.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year -4.39% +13.79%  

Microsoft Project
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Microsoft Project as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Applications category.

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 3 months to 26 June 2017.

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 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Microsoft Project in the UK

Microsoft Project
Top 30 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 3 months to 26 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England 0 531 £400 +12.51% 85
London -29 215 £438 +6.44% 22
South East +39 137 £350 +5.10% 21
South West +35 64 £405 +17.81% 9
Berkshire +27 49 £315 -23.17% 2
City of London +6 41 £438 +12.90% 10
Hampshire 0 35 £350 +7.69% 6
Wiltshire +33 32 £400 +9.58% 2
East of England -9 27 £370 -1.33% 12
Yorkshire +29 26 £320 +9.87% 4
West Midlands -14 25 £323 -1.67% 2
West Yorkshire +22 23 £320 +11.79% 2
West Sussex +35 18 £390 +15.12% 2
Scotland -2 18 £400 +23.07% 2
Surrey +13 17 £260 -22.96% 1
North West -6 17 £390 +13.45% 6
Leeds +32 16 £320 -24.70% 1
Bristol -4 14 £405 +27.55% 4
Corsham - 14 £419 -
North East +58 10 £384 +23.79% 4
Warwickshire +8 10 £325 -10.95%
Maidenhead +6 10 £310 -
Hertfordshire -5 9 £350 -3.44% 1
East Midlands -23 9 £375 +7.14% 3
Newcastle upon Tyne +68 8 £384 +23.79% 2
Tyne and Wear +63 8 £384 +23.79% 2
Winchester +15 8 £413 +37.50% 3
Reading +8 8 £350 -22.22% 1
Manchester -5 8 £265 -24.28% 6
Edinburgh -9 8 £400 +21.21%

For the 6 months to 26 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Project also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Microsoft Project.

1 671 (56.58%) Project Management
2 515 (43.42%) Microsoft
3 458 (38.62%) Finance
4 435 (36.68%) PRINCE2
5 386 (32.55%) Microsoft Excel
6 337 (28.41%) Microsoft Office
7 336 (28.33%) PMO
8 330 (27.82%) Agile Software Development
9 253 (21.33%) MS Visio
10 251 (21.16%) Security Cleared
11 234 (19.73%) Microsoft PowerPoint
12 224 (18.89%) Stakeholder Management
13 218 (18.38%) SC Cleared
14 204 (17.20%) Project Planning
15 190 (16.02%) SharePoint
16 161 (13.58%) Programme Management
17 144 (12.14%) Analytical Skills
18 134 (11.30%) ITIL
19 127 (10.71%) Change Management
20 120 (10.12%) PMI Certification
21 114 (9.61%) Degree
22 108 (9.11%) Risk Management
22 108 (9.11%) Change Control
23 101 (8.52%) Management Information System
24 90 (7.59%) Telecoms
25 89 (7.50%) Business Analysis
26 84 (7.08%) Banking
27 80 (6.75%) Migration
27 80 (6.75%) PMP
28 79 (6.66%) Waterfall

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
1 190 (16.02%) SharePoint
2 58 (4.89%) MS Project Server
3 33 (2.78%) SharePoint Server
4 21 (1.77%) Confluence
5 13 (1.10%) Documentum
6 10 (0.84%) CMS
7 7 (0.59%) BizTalk Server
7 7 (0.59%) WebSphere
8 5 (0.42%) SharePoint 2013
9 4 (0.34%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 3 (0.25%) SharePoint 2010
10 3 (0.25%) Sitecore CMS
10 3 (0.25%) Skype for Business
11 2 (0.17%) Drupal
11 2 (0.17%) IBM Notes
11 2 (0.17%) IIS
11 2 (0.17%) Oracle Workflow
11 2 (0.17%) WebSphere Application Server
12 1 (0.084%) Smallworld
12 1 (0.084%) WebLogic
Applications
1 386 (32.55%) Microsoft Excel
2 337 (28.41%) Microsoft Office
3 253 (21.33%) MS Visio
4 234 (19.73%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 12 (1.01%) Spreadsheet
6 8 (0.67%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.084%) Maya
7 1 (0.084%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 33 (2.78%) Primavera
2 28 (2.36%) Dynamics CRM
3 16 (1.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 10 (0.84%) Maximo
4 10 (0.84%) Oracle EBS
5 9 (0.76%) CA PPM
6 8 (0.67%) SAP ERP
7 7 (0.59%) Dynamics AX
8 3 (0.25%) Dynamics NAV
8 3 (0.25%) thinkFolio
9 2 (0.17%) iTrent
9 2 (0.17%) SAP S/4HANA
9 2 (0.17%) Unit4 Business World
9 2 (0.17%) WebTrends
9 2 (0.17%) Workfront
10 1 (0.084%) Bloomberg AIM
10 1 (0.084%) Oracle CRM
10 1 (0.084%) SAP MM
10 1 (0.084%) SAP QM
10 1 (0.084%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 49 (4.13%) Office 365
2 13 (1.10%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (0.59%) SaaS
4 6 (0.51%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (0.51%) G Suite
5 3 (0.25%) Basecamp
5 3 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.17%) IBM Blueworks
6 2 (0.17%) IBM Cloud
6 2 (0.17%) Salesforce Service Cloud
6 2 (0.17%) SoftLayer
6 2 (0.17%) Trello
6 2 (0.17%) Yammer
7 1 (0.084%) IaaS
7 1 (0.084%) OneDrive
7 1 (0.084%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
7 1 (0.084%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 21 (1.77%) Wi-Fi
2 10 (0.84%) LTE
2 10 (0.84%) VoLTE
3 8 (0.67%) Firewall
4 6 (0.51%) Intranet
5 5 (0.42%) WAN
6 4 (0.34%) Internet
6 4 (0.34%) LAN
6 4 (0.34%) MGW
6 4 (0.34%) SAN
6 4 (0.34%) Unified Communications
7 3 (0.25%) SSL
8 2 (0.17%) Remote Desktop
8 2 (0.17%) Skype
8 2 (0.17%) VoIP
8 2 (0.17%) WLAN
9 1 (0.084%) FCoE
9 1 (0.084%) iSCSI
9 1 (0.084%) NAS
9 1 (0.084%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (1.69%) Data Warehouse
2 15 (1.26%) BusinessObjects
3 13 (1.10%) Oracle Reports
4 12 (1.01%) SQL Server
5 11 (0.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 9 (0.76%) Power BI
6 9 (0.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 8 (0.67%) SAP Data Services
7 8 (0.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 6 (0.51%) QlikView
8 6 (0.51%) SQL Server 2008
9 5 (0.42%) DB2
10 4 (0.34%) MS Access
11 3 (0.25%) Big Data
11 3 (0.25%) Blockchain
11 3 (0.25%) SQL Server 2012
12 2 (0.17%) SAP HANA
13 1 (0.084%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
13 1 (0.084%) MongoDB
13 1 (0.084%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 45 (3.79%) JIRA
2 8 (0.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (0.34%) Appcelerator Titanium
3 4 (0.34%) HP UFT
4 3 (0.25%) Rational DOORS
5 2 (0.17%) NUnit
5 2 (0.17%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.084%) JIRA Agile
6 1 (0.084%) LSMW
6 1 (0.084%) Talend Open Studio
6 1 (0.084%) VersionOne
General
1 458 (38.62%) Finance
2 90 (7.59%) Telecoms
3 84 (7.08%) Banking
4 48 (4.05%) Legal
5 47 (3.96%) Retail
6 39 (3.29%) Marketing
7 34 (2.87%) Manufacturing
8 25 (2.11%) Investment Banking
9 22 (1.85%) Law
10 17 (1.43%) Electronics
11 15 (1.26%) Back Office
12 12 (1.01%) Front Office
13 11 (0.93%) Pharmaceutical
14 10 (0.84%) Advertising
15 8 (0.67%) Automotive
16 6 (0.51%) Financial Institution
17 5 (0.42%) Aerospace
17 5 (0.42%) Retail Banking
18 4 (0.34%) Billing
18 4 (0.34%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 425 (35.83%) Project Manager
2 193 (16.27%) Analyst
3 96 (8.09%) Project Planner
4 89 (7.50%) Business Analyst
5 71 (5.99%) PMO Analyst
6 58 (4.89%) Coordinator
7 56 (4.72%) IT Manager
8 50 (4.22%) IT Project Manager
8 50 (4.22%) Programme Planner
9 47 (3.96%) Project Coordinator
10 45 (3.79%) Senior Manager
11 43 (3.63%) Infrastructure Manager
11 43 (3.63%) Infrastructure Project Manager
12 40 (3.37%) Senior Project Manager
13 38 (3.20%) Project Officer
14 36 (3.04%) Support Officer
15 33 (2.78%) PMO Planner
16 32 (2.70%) Programme Manager
16 32 (2.70%) Project Support Officer
17 31 (2.61%) Project Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (1.18%) Web Services
2 11 (0.93%) .NET
3 6 (0.51%) J2EE
3 6 (0.51%) Middleware
4 5 (0.42%) COM
4 5 (0.42%) WebSphere MQ
4 5 (0.42%) XML
5 4 (0.34%) HTML
5 4 (0.34%) MDX
6 3 (0.25%) .NET Framework
6 3 (0.25%) AngularJS
6 3 (0.25%) ASP.NET
6 3 (0.25%) ASP.NET Web API
6 3 (0.25%) Entity Framework
6 3 (0.25%) KnockoutJS
6 3 (0.25%) Ninject
6 3 (0.25%) REST
6 3 (0.25%) WCF
7 2 (0.17%) Node.js
7 2 (0.17%) React
Miscellaneous
1 144 (12.14%) Analytical Skills
2 101 (8.52%) Management Information System
3 70 (5.90%) PMI
4 38 (3.20%) Data Centre
5 25 (2.11%) Virtual Team
6 18 (1.52%) User Experience
7 12 (1.01%) Equities
7 12 (1.01%) Public Cloud
8 10 (0.84%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 9 (0.76%) Computer Science
10 8 (0.67%) Video Conferencing
11 7 (0.59%) Cybercrime
11 7 (0.59%) Derivative
11 7 (0.59%) Digital Signage
11 7 (0.59%) FMCG
12 6 (0.51%) Digital Media
12 6 (0.51%) Enterprise Software
12 6 (0.51%) Greenfield Project
12 6 (0.51%) Smart Meter
12 6 (0.51%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 34 (2.87%) Windows
2 12 (1.01%) Unix
3 8 (0.67%) Linux
3 8 (0.67%) Windows 10
4 5 (0.42%) pSOS
4 5 (0.42%) Windows 7
4 5 (0.42%) Windows Server
5 3 (0.25%) AIX
5 3 (0.25%) Solaris
5 3 (0.25%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (0.17%) Android
6 2 (0.17%) VMS
6 2 (0.17%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (0.17%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.084%) HPUX
7 1 (0.084%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.084%) SUSE
7 1 (0.084%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 671 (56.58%) Project Management
2 435 (36.68%) PRINCE2
3 330 (27.82%) Agile Software Development
4 224 (18.89%) Stakeholder Management
5 204 (17.20%) Project Planning
6 161 (13.58%) Programme Management
7 134 (11.30%) ITIL
8 127 (10.71%) Change Management
9 108 (9.11%) Change Control
9 108 (9.11%) Risk Management
10 89 (7.50%) Business Analysis
11 80 (6.75%) Migration
12 79 (6.66%) Waterfall
13 63 (5.31%) Critical Path Analysis
14 62 (5.23%) Project Governance
15 59 (4.97%) Resource Management
15 59 (4.97%) Scrum
16 55 (4.64%) Dependency Management
16 55 (4.64%) Matrix Organization
17 52 (4.38%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 33 (2.78%) SQL
2 20 (1.69%) C
3 15 (1.26%) VBA
4 9 (0.76%) Java
5 6 (0.51%) C++
6 4 (0.34%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
6 4 (0.34%) PowerShell
7 3 (0.25%) C#
7 3 (0.25%) JavaScript
7 3 (0.25%) R
7 3 (0.25%) T-SQL
7 3 (0.25%) VB
8 2 (0.17%) PHP
8 2 (0.17%) VBScript
9 1 (0.084%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.084%) C-shell
9 1 (0.084%) Korn
9 1 (0.084%) Pascal
9 1 (0.084%) Perl
9 1 (0.084%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 251 (21.16%) Security Cleared
2 218 (18.38%) SC Cleared
3 120 (10.12%) PMI Certification
4 114 (9.61%) Degree
5 80 (6.75%) PMP
6 53 (4.47%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 48 (4.05%) DV Cleared
8 44 (3.71%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 31 (2.61%) APMP
10 15 (1.26%) BPSS Clearance
11 11 (0.93%) ISEB
12 8 (0.67%) CTC Cleared
13 6 (0.51%) Master's Degree
14 4 (0.34%) CSQA
14 4 (0.34%) ITIL Certification
14 4 (0.34%) MAPM
15 3 (0.25%) CISSP
15 3 (0.25%) ISTQB
15 3 (0.25%) MCP
15 3 (0.25%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 336 (28.33%) PMO
2 66 (5.56%) QA
3 18 (1.52%) Disclosure Scotland
4 16 (1.35%) P3O
5 14 (1.18%) GDPR
6 9 (0.76%) MiFID
6 9 (0.76%) SLA
7 7 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 5 (0.42%) PMBOK
9 4 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 4 (0.34%) PCI DSS
10 3 (0.25%) Data Quality
10 3 (0.25%) Dodd-Frank
10 3 (0.25%) EMIR
11 2 (0.17%) GMP
11 2 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 1 (0.084%) BS25999
12 1 (0.084%) COBIT
12 1 (0.084%) ISO 22301
12 1 (0.084%) SEPA
System Software
1 11 (0.93%) Active Directory
2 6 (0.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.17%) Hyper-V
3 2 (0.17%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (0.17%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.084%) KVM
4 1 (0.084%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.084%) Samba
4 1 (0.084%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 14 (1.18%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (0.25%) MOM
2 3 (0.25%) WSUS
3 2 (0.17%) SCCM
4 1 (0.084%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.084%) BladeLogic
4 1 (0.084%) Cisco IPCC
4 1 (0.084%) IBM BigFix
4 1 (0.084%) OpenView
Vendors
1 515 (43.42%) Microsoft
2 61 (5.14%) SAP
3 34 (2.87%) Oracle
4 31 (2.61%) Remedy
5 20 (1.69%) HP
6 18 (1.52%) IBM
7 13 (1.10%) Salesforce.com
8 11 (0.93%) IFS
9 10 (0.84%) Ericsson
10 8 (0.67%) Adobe
10 8 (0.67%) CA
10 8 (0.67%) Google
11 7 (0.59%) Atlassian
11 7 (0.59%) Cisco
11 7 (0.59%) Citrix
11 7 (0.59%) OpenText
11 7 (0.59%) Progress
12 6 (0.51%) iManage
12 6 (0.51%) ServiceNow
12 6 (0.51%) VMware
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