Period
to 27 January 2022

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 27 January 2022 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
27 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 283 307 273
Rank change year-on-year +24 -34 +30
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Project 821 336 690
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.93% 0.79% 0.96%
As % of the Applications category 12.84% 11.28% 11.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 579 233 469
10th Percentile £275 £208 £225
25th Percentile £378 £313 £313
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £425 £425
Median % change year-on-year +11.76% - +1.19%
75th Percentile £551 £525 £515
90th Percentile £638 £593 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £400 £425
% change year-on-year +10.00% -5.88% +9.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 2 14
10th Percentile £19.05 £12.83 £13.93
25th Percentile £36.75 £13.31 £19.25
Median hourly rate £44.50 £14.75 £22.50
Median % change year-on-year +201.69% -34.44% -14.82%
75th Percentile £49.25 £16.31 £29.50
90th Percentile - £16.88 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.64 £14.75 £21.50
% change year-on-year +94.17% -31.40% -18.61%

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 6,392 2,979 6,258
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 7.28% 7.02% 8.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,171 1,933 3,716
10th Percentile £150 £135 £138
25th Percentile £260 £213 £213
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £425 £369 £360
Median % change year-on-year +15.18% +2.50% -4.00%
75th Percentile £540 £488 £475
90th Percentile £632 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £330
% change year-on-year +7.69% -1.52% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 496 247 618
10th Percentile £10.77 £11.92 £11.50
25th Percentile £14.25 £13.90 £14.00
Median hourly rate £19.52 £20.00 £18.00
Median % change year-on-year -2.40% +11.11% +12.50%
75th Percentile £39.50 £36.25 £23.75
90th Percentile £49.25 £48.75 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year -9.09% +10.00% +14.38%

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 27 January 2022.

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 27 January 2022.

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 27 January 2022. 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
Jobs
England +25 650 £475 +11.76% 109
UK excluding London -2 394 £440 +10.00% 82
London +6 285 £500 +8.40% 33
Work from Home -5 259 £475 +2.54% 12
South East -25 103 £434 +8.60% 15
North of England -19 84 £425 +54.55% 18
Midlands -27 69 £498 +17.06% 14
North West -12 68 £425 +43.46% 8
Scotland -7 67 £406 +16.07% 3
West Midlands -17 61 £510 +20.00% 8
South West -26 40 £469 +8.34% 11
East of England -38 25 £500 +36.52% 16
Yorkshire -30 12 £350 +48.94% 8
East Midlands -26 8 £313 -27.87% 6
Wales -20 7 £375 -21.05% 4
North East -5 4 £425 - 2
Northern Ireland -7 3 £450 -10.00% 2

For the 6 months to 27 January 2022, 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.

1 433 (52.74%) Project Management
2 391 (47.62%) Microsoft
3 316 (38.49%) Finance
4 314 (38.25%) Social Skills
5 287 (34.96%) PRINCE2
6 284 (34.59%) Agile Software Development
7 236 (28.75%) Project Delivery
8 218 (26.55%) PMO
9 205 (24.97%) Microsoft Excel
10 183 (22.29%) Security Cleared
11 162 (19.73%) Microsoft Office
12 155 (18.88%) Public Sector
13 146 (17.78%) Stakeholder Management
14 141 (17.17%) SC Cleared
15 140 (17.05%) JIRA
16 133 (16.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
17 130 (15.83%) Migration
18 120 (14.62%) PMP
19 114 (13.89%) Project Planning
20 104 (12.67%) PMI Certification
20 104 (12.67%) MS Visio
21 100 (12.18%) Azure
22 99 (12.06%) Waterfall
23 97 (11.81%) Risk Management
24 92 (11.21%) Programme Management
25 89 (10.84%) Problem-Solving
26 84 (10.23%) Change Management
26 84 (10.23%) Scrum
27 79 (9.62%) SharePoint
28 73 (8.89%) Windows

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 79 (9.62%) SharePoint
2 46 (5.60%) Confluence
3 11 (1.34%) IIS
4 9 (1.10%) Appian
5 7 (0.85%) MS Project Server
6 5 (0.61%) Skype for Business
7 4 (0.49%) MS Exchange
8 2 (0.24%) Apache
9 1 (0.12%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.12%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.12%) CMS
9 1 (0.12%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.12%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.12%) nginx
9 1 (0.12%) SAS
Applications
1 205 (24.97%) Microsoft Excel
2 162 (19.73%) Microsoft Office
3 133 (16.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 104 (12.67%) MS Visio
5 10 (1.22%) Spreadsheet
6 6 (0.73%) Open Workbench
7 3 (0.37%) Acrobat
8 2 (0.24%) S-PLUS
9 1 (0.12%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.12%) Revit
Business Applications
1 12 (1.46%) Primavera
2 6 (0.73%) SAP S/4HANA
3 5 (0.61%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.61%) Oracle Receivables
4 4 (0.49%) Cerner Millennium
4 4 (0.49%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
4 4 (0.49%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 3 (0.37%) Oracle Financials
5 3 (0.37%) SAP CO
5 3 (0.37%) SAP FI
5 3 (0.37%) SAP FI/CO
6 2 (0.24%) CA PPM
6 2 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.24%) Oracle Assets
6 2 (0.24%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.24%) Oracle Payables
7 1 (0.12%) Oracle Cash Management
7 1 (0.12%) Oracle E-Business Tax
7 1 (0.12%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 1 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 100 (12.18%) Azure
2 65 (7.92%) Microsoft 365
3 46 (5.60%) AWS
4 16 (1.95%) Power Platform
5 10 (1.22%) Smartsheet
6 9 (1.10%) GCP
7 7 (0.85%) Google Workspace
7 7 (0.85%) Trello
8 6 (0.73%) Azure Active Directory
8 6 (0.73%) IaaS
9 5 (0.61%) Dynamics 365
9 5 (0.61%) SaaS
10 4 (0.49%) GitHub
11 3 (0.37%) Basecamp
11 3 (0.37%) Google Drive
11 3 (0.37%) OneDrive
11 3 (0.37%) PowerApps
12 2 (0.24%) Google Tag Manager
12 2 (0.24%) Miro
12 2 (0.24%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 33 (4.02%) WAN
2 20 (2.44%) LAN
3 18 (2.19%) 3G
3 18 (2.19%) VoLTE
4 17 (2.07%) 2G
5 15 (1.83%) Firewall
6 14 (1.71%) 4G
6 14 (1.71%) Wi-Fi
7 13 (1.58%) LTE
8 11 (1.34%) Internet
9 10 (1.22%) SAN
10 6 (0.73%) SSL
11 5 (0.61%) NAS
11 5 (0.61%) Network Security
11 5 (0.61%) Skype
11 5 (0.61%) Unified Communications
11 5 (0.61%) VoIP
12 4 (0.49%) DNS
13 3 (0.37%) MPLS
14 2 (0.24%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (2.44%) SQL Server
2 17 (2.07%) Data Warehouse
3 16 (1.95%) Oracle Reports
4 13 (1.58%) SAP HANA
5 12 (1.46%) Power BI
6 6 (0.73%) BusinessObjects
6 6 (0.73%) SAP BW
7 5 (0.61%) Electronic Patient Records
8 4 (0.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (0.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (0.24%) Big Data
9 2 (0.24%) MongoDB
9 2 (0.24%) NoSQL
9 2 (0.24%) Oracle Database
9 2 (0.24%) Pentaho
10 1 (0.12%) GIS
10 1 (0.12%) Hadoop
10 1 (0.12%) MS Access
10 1 (0.12%) Relational Database
10 1 (0.12%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 140 (17.05%) JIRA
2 12 (1.46%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (0.49%) Selenium
3 4 (0.49%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 4 (0.49%) Visual Studio
4 3 (0.37%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.24%) Gatling
5 2 (0.24%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.24%) Postman
6 1 (0.12%) Bitbucket Server
6 1 (0.12%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.12%) HP UFT
6 1 (0.12%) REST Assured
6 1 (0.12%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (0.12%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (0.12%) Zephyr
General
1 316 (38.49%) Finance
2 314 (38.25%) Social Skills
3 155 (18.88%) Public Sector
4 71 (8.65%) Organisational Skills
5 54 (6.58%) Analytical Skills
5 54 (6.58%) Presentation Skills
6 53 (6.46%) Influencing Skills
7 50 (6.09%) Telecoms
8 46 (5.60%) Local Government
9 45 (5.48%) Banking
10 22 (2.68%) Investment Banking
10 22 (2.68%) Legal
11 16 (1.95%) Manufacturing
12 15 (1.83%) Law
13 14 (1.71%) Billing
13 14 (1.71%) Documentation Skills
14 12 (1.46%) Front Office
14 12 (1.46%) Marketing
15 11 (1.34%) Retail
16 8 (0.97%) Inclusion and Diversity
Job Titles
1 327 (39.83%) Project Manager
2 90 (10.96%) Analyst
3 59 (7.19%) IT Manager
4 53 (6.46%) IT Project Manager
4 53 (6.46%) Project Officer
5 49 (5.97%) Senior Manager
6 46 (5.60%) Senior Project Manager
7 41 (4.99%) PMO Analyst
8 34 (4.14%) Business Analyst
9 32 (3.90%) Infrastructure Manager
10 29 (3.53%) Coordinator
10 29 (3.53%) Infrastructure Project Manager
11 28 (3.41%) Programme Manager
12 25 (3.05%) Test Manager
13 22 (2.68%) Migration Manager
13 22 (2.68%) Project Coordinator
14 21 (2.56%) Administrator
15 20 (2.44%) PMO Lead
15 20 (2.44%) SC Cleared Project Manager
16 19 (2.31%) Programme Planner
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (2.07%) .NET
2 7 (0.85%) JSON
2 7 (0.85%) REST
2 7 (0.85%) Web Services
3 6 (0.73%) React
4 5 (0.61%) XML
5 4 (0.49%) LDAP
6 3 (0.37%) ADO
6 3 (0.37%) Middleware
6 3 (0.37%) Velocity
7 2 (0.24%) .NET Framework
7 2 (0.24%) CSS
7 2 (0.24%) HTML
7 2 (0.24%) Play Framework
7 2 (0.24%) SailPoint
8 1 (0.12%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.12%) J2EE
8 1 (0.12%) Node.js
8 1 (0.12%) Oracle Fusion
8 1 (0.12%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 70 (8.53%) Data Centre
2 48 (5.85%) Management Information System
3 34 (4.14%) PMI
4 30 (3.65%) Kinect
5 25 (3.05%) Virtual Team
6 18 (2.19%) NHS
7 16 (1.95%) Market Risk
8 15 (1.83%) Derivative
8 15 (1.83%) Self-Motivation
9 12 (1.46%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 12 (1.46%) User Experience
10 11 (1.34%) e-Learning
11 10 (1.22%) Equities
12 9 (1.10%) Enterprise Software
13 8 (0.97%) Data Protection Act
13 8 (0.97%) Public Cloud
14 7 (0.85%) Legacy Systems
14 7 (0.85%) LIMS
15 5 (0.61%) FMCG
15 5 (0.61%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 73 (8.89%) Windows
2 24 (2.92%) Unix
3 19 (2.31%) Windows Server
4 14 (1.71%) Windows Server 2012
5 12 (1.46%) Linux
5 12 (1.46%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (1.10%) Windows 10
7 6 (0.73%) Windows Server 2019
8 3 (0.37%) Windows 7
8 3 (0.37%) Windows Server 2016
9 2 (0.24%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.12%) AIX
10 1 (0.12%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.12%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.12%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.12%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.12%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.12%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 433 (52.74%) Project Management
2 287 (34.96%) PRINCE2
3 284 (34.59%) Agile Software Development
4 236 (28.75%) Project Delivery
5 146 (17.78%) Stakeholder Management
6 130 (15.83%) Migration
7 114 (13.89%) Project Planning
8 99 (12.06%) Waterfall
9 97 (11.81%) Risk Management
10 92 (11.21%) Programme Management
11 89 (10.84%) Problem-Solving
12 84 (10.23%) Change Management
12 84 (10.23%) Scrum
13 69 (8.40%) Business Case
14 63 (7.67%) Continuous Improvement
15 61 (7.43%) Change Control
16 57 (6.94%) ITIL
17 51 (6.21%) Project Governance
18 50 (6.09%) Workshop Facilitation
19 48 (5.85%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 40 (4.87%) SQL
2 11 (1.34%) C#
3 9 (1.10%) C
4 7 (0.85%) Java
5 6 (0.73%) JavaScript
6 5 (0.61%) Python
7 4 (0.49%) VBA
8 3 (0.37%) Shell Script
9 2 (0.24%) VB
10 1 (0.12%) R
10 1 (0.12%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.12%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 183 (22.29%) Security Cleared
2 141 (17.17%) SC Cleared
3 120 (14.62%) PMP
4 104 (12.67%) PMI Certification
5 59 (7.19%) Degree
6 53 (6.46%) APMP
7 33 (4.02%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 25 (3.05%) ISTQB
9 23 (2.80%) DV Cleared
9 23 (2.80%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 23 (2.80%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 12 (1.46%) BPSS Clearance
11 8 (0.97%) ISEB
12 7 (0.85%) ACCA
12 7 (0.85%) CIMA
13 6 (0.73%) DBS Check
13 6 (0.73%) ITIL Certification
14 5 (0.61%) Master's Degree
15 3 (0.37%) CAPM
15 3 (0.37%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 218 (26.55%) PMO
2 21 (2.56%) QA
3 18 (2.19%) Data Quality
4 7 (0.85%) SLA
5 6 (0.73%) Disclosure Scotland
6 4 (0.49%) Accessibility
6 4 (0.49%) HL7
7 3 (0.37%) GDPR
7 3 (0.37%) P3O
8 2 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 19770
8 2 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 2 (0.24%) MiFID
9 1 (0.12%) EMIR
9 1 (0.12%) FATCA
9 1 (0.12%) GMP
9 1 (0.12%) GRC
9 1 (0.12%) JSP 440
System Software
1 28 (3.41%) Active Directory
2 15 (1.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (0.61%) Hyper-V
4 4 (0.49%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.12%) Firmware
5 1 (0.12%) iptables
5 1 (0.12%) OCFS2
5 1 (0.12%) Samba
5 1 (0.12%) Sendmail
5 1 (0.12%) Veritas File System
5 1 (0.12%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 4 (0.49%) Microsoft Intune
1 4 (0.49%) NSN NetAct
1 4 (0.49%) SCCM
2 3 (0.37%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (0.24%) Grafana
3 2 (0.24%) HP ALM
3 2 (0.24%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (0.24%) Kibana
3 2 (0.24%) Single Sign-On
4 1 (0.12%) Ansible
4 1 (0.12%) BMC PATROL
4 1 (0.12%) CASB
4 1 (0.12%) Control-M
4 1 (0.12%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.12%) OpenView
4 1 (0.12%) ServiceCenter
4 1 (0.12%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.12%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 391 (47.62%) Microsoft
2 61 (7.43%) Oracle
3 51 (6.21%) SAP
4 24 (2.92%) CheckPoint
5 23 (2.80%) VMware
6 19 (2.31%) ServiceNow
7 16 (1.95%) Google
7 16 (1.95%) Remedy
8 14 (1.71%) Ericsson
9 10 (1.22%) HP
9 10 (1.22%) Salesforce.com
10 8 (0.97%) Citrix
11 6 (0.73%) BT
12 5 (0.61%) 3PAR
12 5 (0.61%) ArcSight
12 5 (0.61%) Cisco
12 5 (0.61%) Ivanti
12 5 (0.61%) Planview
12 5 (0.61%) Workday
13 4 (0.49%) Cerner