Period
to 4 March 2021

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 4 March 2021 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
4 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 289 267 302
Rank change year-on-year -22 +35 -74
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Project 404 642 845
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.83% 0.95% 0.86%
As % of the Applications category 12.06% 11.11% 10.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 345 435 573
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -4.76%
10th Percentile £217 £225 £248
90th Percentile £633 £586 £633
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £375
% change year-on-year +3.03% +10.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 17 22
Median hourly rate £18.50 £22.50 £30.46
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.78% -26.13% +5.94%
10th Percentile £14.00 £16.65 £12.55
90th Percentile £30.25 £37.00 £45.63
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £20.95 £26.42
% change year-on-year -11.69% -20.69% -8.12%

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 3,350 5,778 8,138
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 6.91% 8.58% 8.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,066 3,404 4,909
Median daily rate £375 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £136 £136 £140
90th Percentile £575 £550 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £350
% change year-on-year - -7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 298 592 703
Median hourly rate £19.50 £17.53 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.27% +9.53% +6.67%
10th Percentile £11.47 £11.63 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £42.73 £41.20
Median hourly rate £18.95 £17.10 £15.76
% change year-on-year +10.79% +8.50% +8.69%

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 4 March 2021.

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 4 March 2021.

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 4 March 2021. 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 -18 321 £450 +5.88% 43
UK excluding London +18 240 £425 +3.03% 36
Work from Home -130 107 £464 +42.77% 6
London -10 105 £500 +11.11% 11
South East +22 74 £390 +13.45% 7
North of England +57 50 £413 -2.94% 9
North West +53 42 £413 +3.13% 6
Midlands +9 35 £450 +5.88% 8
West Midlands +9 31 £450 +5.88% 6
Scotland +13 30 £313 -21.88% 3
East of England +43 22 £373 -17.68% 2
South West +55 18 £442 +1.00% 6
Northern Ireland +15 7 £485 +12.79% 2
Yorkshire +23 5 £275 -35.29% 2
East Midlands +22 4 £506 +44.64% 2
Wales -1 4 £488 +2.63%
North East +33 3 £425 +27.82% 1

For the 6 months to 4 March 2021, 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.

1 231 (57.18%) Microsoft
2 228 (56.44%) Project Management
3 153 (37.87%) PRINCE2
4 132 (32.67%) Project Delivery
5 121 (29.95%) Agile Software Development
6 111 (27.48%) Finance
7 104 (25.74%) Microsoft Office
8 91 (22.52%) Microsoft Excel
9 81 (20.05%) Stakeholder Management
10 79 (19.55%) Public Sector
11 74 (18.32%) PMO
12 67 (16.58%) ITIL
12 67 (16.58%) Microsoft PowerPoint
13 63 (15.59%) Waterfall
14 61 (15.10%) Security Cleared
15 56 (13.86%) MS Visio
15 56 (13.86%) Telecoms
16 54 (13.37%) JIRA
17 50 (12.38%) Migration
18 49 (12.13%) SC Cleared
18 49 (12.13%) ITIL V3
19 47 (11.63%) Management Information System
19 47 (11.63%) Problem-Solving
20 45 (11.14%) Programme Management
21 43 (10.64%) Change Management
21 43 (10.64%) Business Case
22 39 (9.65%) Wi-Fi
22 39 (9.65%) Remedy
23 38 (9.41%) 3G
23 38 (9.41%) Ericsson

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 32 (7.92%) SharePoint
2 23 (5.69%) Confluence
3 7 (1.73%) WebLogic
4 5 (1.24%) MS Project Server
5 3 (0.74%) Apache
5 3 (0.74%) CMS
5 3 (0.74%) JBoss
5 3 (0.74%) WebSphere
6 2 (0.50%) ArcGIS
6 2 (0.50%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.25%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.25%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.25%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 104 (25.74%) Microsoft Office
2 91 (22.52%) Microsoft Excel
3 67 (16.58%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 56 (13.86%) MS Visio
5 7 (1.73%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.74%) Acrobat
6 3 (0.74%) AutoCAD
7 2 (0.50%) Revit
8 1 (0.25%) Adobe Captivate
8 1 (0.25%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 6 (1.49%) SAP ERP
2 4 (0.99%) Oracle Payables
2 4 (0.99%) Oracle Receivables
3 3 (0.74%) SAP PM
3 3 (0.74%) SAP S/4HANA
4 2 (0.50%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.50%) Oracle AGIS
4 2 (0.50%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.50%) Oracle ERP
4 2 (0.50%) Primavera
4 2 (0.50%) SAP FI
4 2 (0.50%) SAP MM
4 2 (0.50%) SAP PP
4 2 (0.50%) SAP QM
4 2 (0.50%) SAP SD
5 1 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.25%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.25%) JDE EnterpriseOne
5 1 (0.25%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.25%) SAP EHS
Cloud Services
1 29 (7.18%) Azure
2 23 (5.69%) Microsoft 365
3 17 (4.21%) AWS
4 11 (2.72%) Power Platform
5 9 (2.23%) SaaS
6 6 (1.49%) OneDrive
7 5 (1.24%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (0.99%) Azure Active Directory
8 4 (0.99%) Dynamics 365
8 4 (0.99%) IaaS
9 3 (0.74%) PowerApps
10 2 (0.50%) Azure Data Factory
10 2 (0.50%) Google Drive
10 2 (0.50%) PaaS
10 2 (0.50%) Power Automate
11 1 (0.25%) Basecamp
11 1 (0.25%) G Suite
11 1 (0.25%) Google Analytics
11 1 (0.25%) SuccessFactors
11 1 (0.25%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 39 (9.65%) Wi-Fi
2 38 (9.41%) 2G
2 38 (9.41%) 3G
2 38 (9.41%) 4G
2 38 (9.41%) LTE
2 38 (9.41%) VoLTE
3 14 (3.47%) LAN
3 14 (3.47%) WAN
4 12 (2.97%) SAN
5 6 (1.49%) Firewall
5 6 (1.49%) Internet
6 4 (0.99%) FTP
6 4 (0.99%) NAS
6 4 (0.99%) VPN
7 3 (0.74%) Broadband
7 3 (0.74%) Wireless
8 2 (0.50%) Remote Desktop
8 2 (0.50%) WebEx
9 1 (0.25%) 5G
9 1 (0.25%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (1.73%) Power BI
2 6 (1.49%) Oracle Reports
2 6 (1.49%) SQL Server
3 5 (1.24%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (0.99%) DB2
4 4 (0.99%) Oracle OWB
5 3 (0.74%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.50%) Azure SQL Database
6 2 (0.50%) Big Data
6 2 (0.50%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 2 (0.50%) MySQL
6 2 (0.50%) OLAP
6 2 (0.50%) OLTP
6 2 (0.50%) Oracle Database 10g
6 2 (0.50%) Oracle OLAP
6 2 (0.50%) Oracle9i Database
6 2 (0.50%) Snowflake Schema
6 2 (0.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (0.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (0.50%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 54 (13.37%) JIRA
2 2 (0.50%) ER Studio
2 2 (0.50%) ERwin
2 2 (0.50%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.25%) Cucumber
3 1 (0.25%) Gradle
3 1 (0.25%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.25%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (0.25%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 111 (27.48%) Finance
2 79 (19.55%) Public Sector
3 56 (13.86%) Telecoms
4 16 (3.96%) Retail
5 13 (3.22%) Manufacturing
6 12 (2.97%) Legal
7 11 (2.72%) Banking
8 9 (2.23%) Law
8 9 (2.23%) Local Government
9 7 (1.73%) Billing
9 7 (1.73%) Marketing
9 7 (1.73%) Pharmaceutical
10 6 (1.49%) German Language
11 5 (1.24%) Games
12 4 (0.99%) Investment Banking
12 4 (0.99%) Spanish Language
13 3 (0.74%) French Language
13 3 (0.74%) Italian Language
14 2 (0.50%) General Ledger
14 2 (0.50%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 179 (44.31%) Project Manager
2 38 (9.41%) Voice Project Manager
3 28 (6.93%) Analyst
3 28 (6.93%) Telecoms Manager
4 26 (6.44%) Telecoms Project Manager
5 25 (6.19%) Programme Manager
6 24 (5.94%) IT Manager
7 20 (4.95%) IT Project Manager
8 17 (4.21%) Project Officer
9 16 (3.96%) Project Support Officer
9 16 (3.96%) Support Officer
10 14 (3.47%) Business Analyst
10 14 (3.47%) Infrastructure Manager
10 14 (3.47%) Technical Manager
11 13 (3.22%) Infrastructure Project Manager
11 13 (3.22%) Test Manager
12 12 (2.97%) PMO Lead
13 11 (2.72%) SC Cleared Project Manager
13 11 (2.72%) Senior Manager
14 10 (2.48%) Project Planner
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (1.98%) Middleware
2 6 (1.49%) SailPoint
3 4 (0.99%) XML
4 3 (0.74%) .NET
4 3 (0.74%) LDAP
4 3 (0.74%) Oracle Fusion
4 3 (0.74%) Unity (Game Engine)
5 2 (0.50%) COM
5 2 (0.50%) Flash
5 2 (0.50%) HTML
5 2 (0.50%) JSON
6 1 (0.25%) EDI
6 1 (0.25%) Ruby on Rails
6 1 (0.25%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 47 (11.63%) Management Information System
2 35 (8.66%) Analytical Skills
3 21 (5.20%) Virtual Team
4 18 (4.46%) Data Centre
5 11 (2.72%) NHS
6 10 (2.48%) PMI
7 8 (1.98%) Enterprise Software
7 8 (1.98%) User Experience
8 6 (1.49%) FMCG
8 6 (1.49%) Self-Motivation
9 5 (1.24%) Private Cloud
10 4 (0.99%) AS400
10 4 (0.99%) iSeries
10 4 (0.99%) LPAR
10 4 (0.99%) Mobile Games
10 4 (0.99%) Replication
11 3 (0.74%) Analytical Mindset
11 3 (0.74%) Clustering
12 2 (0.50%) Greenfield Project
12 2 (0.50%) Industry 4.0
Operating Systems
1 26 (6.44%) Windows
2 15 (3.71%) Unix
3 8 (1.98%) Linux
4 7 (1.73%) Windows 10
5 4 (0.99%) Apple iOS
6 3 (0.74%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (0.74%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.50%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.50%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.25%) Windows 2000
8 1 (0.25%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.25%) Windows Vista
8 1 (0.25%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 228 (56.44%) Project Management
2 153 (37.87%) PRINCE2
3 132 (32.67%) Project Delivery
4 121 (29.95%) Agile Software Development
5 81 (20.05%) Stakeholder Management
6 67 (16.58%) ITIL
7 63 (15.59%) Waterfall
8 50 (12.38%) Migration
9 49 (12.13%) ITIL V3
10 47 (11.63%) Problem-Solving
11 45 (11.14%) Programme Management
12 43 (10.64%) Business Case
12 43 (10.64%) Change Management
13 37 (9.16%) Risk Management
14 36 (8.91%) Project Planning
15 31 (7.67%) SDLC
16 26 (6.44%) Coaching
16 26 (6.44%) ERP
17 25 (6.19%) Matrix Organization
18 21 (5.20%) Workshop Facilitation
Programming Languages
1 19 (4.70%) SQL
2 8 (1.98%) Java
3 3 (0.74%) C
3 3 (0.74%) JavaScript
3 3 (0.74%) PL/SQL
4 2 (0.50%) BeanShell
4 2 (0.50%) Python
4 2 (0.50%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.25%) C#
5 1 (0.25%) C++
5 1 (0.25%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.25%) Ruby
5 1 (0.25%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.25%) VB
5 1 (0.25%) VBA
Qualifications
1 61 (15.10%) Security Cleared
2 49 (12.13%) SC Cleared
3 33 (8.17%) Degree
4 26 (6.44%) PMP
5 22 (5.45%) PMI Certification
6 21 (5.20%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 17 (4.21%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 10 (2.48%) ISTQB
8 10 (2.48%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 9 (2.23%) APMP
10 6 (1.49%) ISEB
10 6 (1.49%) ISEB Practitioner
11 4 (0.99%) CISSP
11 4 (0.99%) DBS Check
11 4 (0.99%) Microsoft Certification
12 3 (0.74%) CISM
13 2 (0.50%) BICSI Certification
13 2 (0.50%) BICSI RCDD
13 2 (0.50%) Cisco Certification
13 2 (0.50%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 74 (18.32%) PMO
2 20 (4.95%) QA
3 7 (1.73%) P3O
4 4 (0.99%) GDPR
5 3 (0.74%) Disclosure Scotland
5 3 (0.74%) SLA
6 2 (0.50%) Dodd-Frank
6 2 (0.50%) EMIR
6 2 (0.50%) GxP
6 2 (0.50%) MiFID
6 2 (0.50%) NEBOSH
6 2 (0.50%) NIST
7 1 (0.25%) IFRS
7 1 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.25%) PMBOK
7 1 (0.25%) RMADS
System Software
1 19 (4.70%) Active Directory
2 11 (2.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (1.98%) Hyper-V
4 4 (0.99%) PowerHA
5 1 (0.25%) Docker
5 1 (0.25%) Terminal Services
5 1 (0.25%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (0.25%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (0.50%) HP ALM
1 2 (0.50%) SCCM
2 1 (0.25%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (0.25%) ServiceCenter
2 1 (0.25%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 231 (57.18%) Microsoft
2 39 (9.65%) Remedy
3 38 (9.41%) Ericsson
4 31 (7.67%) SAP
5 24 (5.94%) Oracle
6 15 (3.71%) CheckPoint
7 11 (2.72%) VMware
8 10 (2.48%) ServiceNow
9 9 (2.23%) Citrix
10 6 (1.49%) Adobe
10 6 (1.49%) CyberArk
10 6 (1.49%) Okta
11 5 (1.24%) 3PAR
11 5 (1.24%) ArcSight
11 5 (1.24%) IBM
11 5 (1.24%) Ivanti
12 4 (0.99%) Google
12 4 (0.99%) webMethods
13 3 (0.74%) HP
13 3 (0.74%) Infor