Period
to 22 January 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 22 January 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
22 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 267 291 224
Rank change year-on-year +24 -67 -15
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Project 698 902 1,213
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.96% 0.91% 1.22%
As % of the Applications category 11.05% 10.72% 13.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 456 602 848
UK median daily rate £428 £418 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.40% +1.83% +5.47%
10th Percentile £225 £250 £250
90th Percentile £600 £625 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £389 £385
% change year-on-year +9.25% +1.04% +3.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 24 27
UK median hourly rate £31.50 £34.75 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.35% +15.83% -14.29%
10th Percentile £19.10 £12.55 £16.90
90th Percentile £58.63 £44.24 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.83 £26.42 £30.00
% change year-on-year +1.57% -11.95% -14.29%

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 6,315 8,413 8,876
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 8.69% 8.44% 8.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,655 4,937 5,453
UK median daily rate £360 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +7.14% +0.86%
10th Percentile £138 £145 £140
90th Percentile £550 £550 £556
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £350 £335
% change year-on-year -5.71% +4.48% +3.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 639 749 725
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £16.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +3.23% -
10th Percentile £11.59 £10.25 £10.25
90th Percentile £45.05 £41.15 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £15.32 £14.50
% change year-on-year +14.27% +5.62% -3.33%

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 22 January 2020.

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 22 January 2020.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Microsoft Project in the UK

Microsoft Project
Top 16 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 22 January 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 +28 627 £425 - 92
UK excluding London +36 473 £425 +9.25% 73
London +25 215 £473 -0.53% 28
South East +78 176 £325 -23.08% 19
Midlands +32 70 £450 +20.00% 14
North of England +5 62 £425 +30.77% 13
South West -11 59 £425 +11.11% 9
West Midlands +31 57 £450 +20.00% 9
East of England +15 44 £450 - 9
Scotland +24 41 £400 +6.67% 4
North West +11 31 £413 +20.44% 8
Yorkshire +6 23 £425 +36.00% 5
Wales +38 22 £475 +26.67% 5
East Midlands +33 12 £443 -1.67% 5
North East +19 9 £445 -3.78%
Northern Ireland +5 2 £434 +8.44%

For the 6 months to 22 January 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.

1 348 (49.86%) Project Management
2 317 (45.42%) Microsoft
3 225 (32.23%) Microsoft Excel
3 225 (32.23%) Agile Software Development
4 207 (29.66%) Finance
5 204 (29.23%) PRINCE2
6 193 (27.65%) Microsoft Office
7 169 (24.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 150 (21.49%) MS Visio
9 141 (20.20%) Project Delivery
10 131 (18.77%) PMO
11 127 (18.19%) Stakeholder Management
12 124 (17.77%) Security Cleared
13 98 (14.04%) SharePoint
14 88 (12.61%) Analytical Skills
15 86 (12.32%) SC Cleared
16 85 (12.18%) Windows
17 84 (12.03%) Public Sector
18 83 (11.89%) Problem-Solving
19 81 (11.60%) Migration
20 75 (10.74%) Scrum
21 74 (10.60%) Change Management
22 73 (10.46%) JIRA
22 73 (10.46%) Dependency Management
23 72 (10.32%) Programme Management
24 71 (10.17%) Project Planning
25 64 (9.17%) Waterfall
26 60 (8.60%) PMI Certification
27 58 (8.31%) ITIL
28 57 (8.17%) SAP

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 98 (14.04%) SharePoint
2 28 (4.01%) Confluence
3 19 (2.72%) MS Exchange
4 18 (2.58%) Exchange Server 2003
4 18 (2.58%) Exchange Server 2007
5 15 (2.15%) MS Project Server
5 15 (2.15%) WebLogic
6 9 (1.29%) IBM Notes
7 6 (0.86%) Skype for Business
8 3 (0.43%) JBoss
9 2 (0.29%) CMS
9 2 (0.29%) Drupal
9 2 (0.29%) IBM Domino
9 2 (0.29%) Oracle Workflow
10 1 (0.14%) Apache
10 1 (0.14%) Apache Pig
10 1 (0.14%) Apache Spark
10 1 (0.14%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.14%) SAS
10 1 (0.14%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 225 (32.23%) Microsoft Excel
2 193 (27.65%) Microsoft Office
3 169 (24.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 150 (21.49%) MS Visio
5 19 (2.72%) Acrobat
6 13 (1.86%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.29%) Adobe Captivate
7 2 (0.29%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 2 (0.29%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 18 (2.58%) Remedy ITSM
2 16 (2.29%) SAP S/4HANA
3 9 (1.29%) SAP HR
4 8 (1.15%) SAP ERP
5 4 (0.57%) Dynamics CRM
5 4 (0.57%) SAP CRM
5 4 (0.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 4 (0.57%) SAP Payroll
6 3 (0.43%) Dynamics AX
6 3 (0.43%) Oracle EBS
6 3 (0.43%) Primavera
6 3 (0.43%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 3 (0.43%) SAP CO
7 2 (0.29%) Cognos TM1
7 2 (0.29%) Oracle EBS R12
7 2 (0.29%) Oracle ERP
7 2 (0.29%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 2 (0.29%) SAP MDG
7 2 (0.29%) SAP PM
7 2 (0.29%) SAP SCM
Cloud Services
1 51 (7.31%) Azure
2 46 (6.59%) Office 365
3 26 (3.72%) AWS
4 13 (1.86%) GCP
5 12 (1.72%) SuccessFactors
6 9 (1.29%) Trello
7 7 (1.00%) Power Platform
7 7 (1.00%) SaaS
8 6 (0.86%) Smartsheet
9 5 (0.72%) Basecamp
10 4 (0.57%) Dynamics 365
10 4 (0.57%) Google Analytics
10 4 (0.57%) Slack
11 3 (0.43%) Yammer
12 2 (0.29%) OneDrive
13 1 (0.14%) Azure Active Directory
13 1 (0.14%) IaaS
13 1 (0.14%) IBM Blueworks
13 1 (0.14%) npm
13 1 (0.14%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 29 (4.15%) Internet
2 20 (2.87%) Remote Desktop
2 20 (2.87%) VPN
2 20 (2.87%) WebEx
3 11 (1.58%) Wi-Fi
4 9 (1.29%) Skype
5 8 (1.15%) Firewall
6 7 (1.00%) WAN
7 6 (0.86%) LAN
7 6 (0.86%) LTE
7 6 (0.86%) VoLTE
8 5 (0.72%) DWDM
8 5 (0.72%) Ethernet
8 5 (0.72%) SAN
9 4 (0.57%) 2G
9 4 (0.57%) 3G
9 4 (0.57%) 4G
9 4 (0.57%) 5G
9 4 (0.57%) TCP/IP
9 4 (0.57%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (2.15%) Oracle OWB
2 10 (1.43%) Big Data
3 8 (1.15%) BusinessObjects
4 7 (1.00%) Oracle Reports
4 7 (1.00%) SQL Server
5 6 (0.86%) Data Warehouse
5 6 (0.86%) Power BI
5 6 (0.86%) SAP HANA
6 5 (0.72%) MS Access
7 2 (0.29%) NoSQL
7 2 (0.29%) Oracle Exadata
7 2 (0.29%) QlikView
8 1 (0.14%) Apache Hive
8 1 (0.14%) Cloudera CDH
8 1 (0.14%) Geospatial Data
8 1 (0.14%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.14%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.14%) MySQL
8 1 (0.14%) SQL Navigator
8 1 (0.14%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 73 (10.46%) JIRA
2 34 (4.87%) Team Foundation Server
3 11 (1.58%) Visual Studio Team System
4 6 (0.86%) Git (software)
4 6 (0.86%) Selenium
5 5 (0.72%) JMeter
5 5 (0.72%) LoadRunner
6 3 (0.43%) AdminStudio
7 2 (0.29%) SpecFlow
8 1 (0.14%) Balsamiq
8 1 (0.14%) Grunt
8 1 (0.14%) gulp
8 1 (0.14%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.14%) JIRA Agile
8 1 (0.14%) VersionOne
8 1 (0.14%) Zephyr
General
1 207 (29.66%) Finance
2 84 (12.03%) Public Sector
3 45 (6.45%) Telecoms
4 29 (4.15%) Manufacturing
5 26 (3.72%) Banking
6 22 (3.15%) Retail
7 21 (3.01%) Marketing
8 14 (2.01%) Law
8 14 (2.01%) Pharmaceutical
9 11 (1.58%) Military
10 9 (1.29%) French Language
10 9 (1.29%) German Language
11 8 (1.15%) Electronics
12 6 (0.86%) General Ledger
12 6 (0.86%) Legal
13 5 (0.72%) Investment Banking
13 5 (0.72%) Local Government
14 4 (0.57%) Publishing
14 4 (0.57%) Spanish Language
15 3 (0.43%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 204 (29.23%) Project Manager
2 89 (12.75%) Analyst
3 45 (6.45%) Business Analyst
4 40 (5.73%) Coordinator
5 38 (5.44%) Programme Planner
6 32 (4.58%) IT Manager
7 29 (4.15%) Delivery Manager
8 28 (4.01%) Project Coordinator
9 27 (3.87%) Programme Manager
10 24 (3.44%) Project Planner
10 24 (3.44%) Senior Manager
11 23 (3.30%) IT Project Manager
11 23 (3.30%) PMO Analyst
11 23 (3.30%) Senior Project Manager
12 20 (2.87%) Consultant
13 19 (2.72%) Support Officer
14 17 (2.44%) Project Officer
14 17 (2.44%) Test Manager
15 16 (2.29%) Project Support Officer
16 15 (2.15%) Transition Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (2.44%) XML
2 11 (1.58%) IBM Integration Bus
3 10 (1.43%) .NET
4 7 (1.00%) HTML
5 4 (0.57%) AngularJS
6 3 (0.43%) CSS
6 3 (0.43%) React
6 3 (0.43%) REST
6 3 (0.43%) Web Services
7 2 (0.29%) .NET Framework
7 2 (0.29%) Oracle Fusion
7 2 (0.29%) Sass
7 2 (0.29%) Velocity
8 1 (0.14%) 802.1X
8 1 (0.14%) ActiveX
8 1 (0.14%) ADO
8 1 (0.14%) COM
8 1 (0.14%) Middleware
8 1 (0.14%) Node.js
8 1 (0.14%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 88 (12.61%) Analytical Skills
2 43 (6.16%) Management Information System
3 26 (3.72%) Self-Motivation
4 19 (2.72%) Blackberry
5 18 (2.58%) PDA
6 16 (2.29%) Data Centre
7 15 (2.15%) PMI
8 11 (1.58%) User Experience
8 11 (1.58%) Virtual Team
9 10 (1.43%) Enterprise Storage
9 10 (1.43%) Life Science
10 8 (1.15%) NHS
11 5 (0.72%) Client/Server
12 4 (0.57%) e-Learning
12 4 (0.57%) LIMS
12 4 (0.57%) Public Cloud
13 3 (0.43%) Derivative
13 3 (0.43%) Device Driver
13 3 (0.43%) Driving Licence
13 3 (0.43%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 85 (12.18%) Windows
2 29 (4.15%) Windows 7
2 29 (4.15%) Windows Server
3 23 (3.30%) Windows 10
4 21 (3.01%) Windows Server 2008
5 20 (2.87%) Windows Server 2003
6 19 (2.72%) Windows XP
7 18 (2.58%) Windows 2000
7 18 (2.58%) Windows Vista
8 17 (2.44%) Unix
9 10 (1.43%) Linux
10 5 (0.72%) Android
11 4 (0.57%) Apple iOS
11 4 (0.57%) Windows 8
12 3 (0.43%) Windows Server 2012
13 2 (0.29%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.14%) CentOS
14 1 (0.14%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.14%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 348 (49.86%) Project Management
2 225 (32.23%) Agile Software Development
3 204 (29.23%) PRINCE2
4 141 (20.20%) Project Delivery
5 127 (18.19%) Stakeholder Management
6 83 (11.89%) Problem-Solving
7 81 (11.60%) Migration
8 75 (10.74%) Scrum
9 74 (10.60%) Change Management
10 73 (10.46%) Dependency Management
11 72 (10.32%) Programme Management
12 71 (10.17%) Project Planning
13 64 (9.17%) Waterfall
14 58 (8.31%) ITIL
15 51 (7.31%) Coaching
16 49 (7.02%) Risk Management
17 43 (6.16%) Kanban
18 40 (5.73%) SDLC
19 37 (5.30%) Change Control
19 37 (5.30%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 41 (5.87%) SQL
2 19 (2.72%) Java
3 18 (2.58%) C
4 13 (1.86%) C#
5 12 (1.72%) PowerShell
6 6 (0.86%) VBA
7 3 (0.43%) TypeScript
8 2 (0.29%) JavaScript
8 2 (0.29%) VBScript
9 1 (0.14%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.14%) Python
9 1 (0.14%) VB
Qualifications
1 124 (17.77%) Security Cleared
2 86 (12.32%) SC Cleared
3 60 (8.60%) PMI Certification
4 57 (8.17%) PMP
5 50 (7.16%) Degree
6 31 (4.44%) APMP
7 29 (4.15%) DV Cleared
8 23 (3.30%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 21 (3.01%) ISEB
10 14 (2.01%) APMG
11 12 (1.72%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 10 (1.43%) ISEB Practitioner
13 7 (1.00%) Master's Degree
14 6 (0.86%) HNC
14 6 (0.86%) MCSE
14 6 (0.86%) Microsoft Certification
15 4 (0.57%) CISA
15 4 (0.57%) CISM
15 4 (0.57%) CISSP
15 4 (0.57%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 131 (18.77%) PMO
2 36 (5.16%) QA
3 8 (1.15%) SLA
4 6 (0.86%) P3O
5 5 (0.72%) Data Quality
6 4 (0.57%) GxP
6 4 (0.57%) ISO 9000
6 4 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 4 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 3 (0.43%) Disclosure Scotland
8 2 (0.29%) Good Clinical Practice
8 2 (0.29%) IFRS
8 2 (0.29%) MiFID
9 1 (0.14%) COBIT
9 1 (0.14%) GAMP
9 1 (0.14%) GDPR
9 1 (0.14%) GMP
9 1 (0.14%) IFRS 9
9 1 (0.14%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 43 (6.16%) Active Directory
2 17 (2.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (1.86%) Microsoft App-V
4 10 (1.43%) vSphere
5 5 (0.72%) XenApp
6 3 (0.43%) Virtual Desktop
7 2 (0.29%) BitLocker
7 2 (0.29%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.29%) Oracle RAC
7 2 (0.29%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.14%) Apache Flume
8 1 (0.14%) HDFS
8 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.14%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.14%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.14%) VirtualBox
8 1 (0.14%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 22 (3.15%) SCCM
2 19 (2.72%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 18 (2.58%) ServiceCenter
4 15 (2.15%) NetBackup
5 10 (1.43%) Kubernetes
6 9 (1.29%) HP Quality Center
7 5 (0.72%) Ansible
8 3 (0.43%) Microsoft Intune
9 2 (0.29%) SCOM
9 2 (0.29%) vRealize
10 1 (0.14%) Ambari
10 1 (0.14%) Cisco CUCM
10 1 (0.14%) Hadoop YARN
10 1 (0.14%) Oozie
10 1 (0.14%) TrustSec
10 1 (0.14%) vCenter Server
10 1 (0.14%) WMI
Vendors
1 317 (45.42%) Microsoft
2 57 (8.17%) SAP
3 42 (6.02%) Oracle
4 27 (3.87%) IBM
5 26 (3.72%) Remedy
6 22 (3.15%) Adobe
6 22 (3.15%) Google
7 19 (2.72%) Bomgar
7 19 (2.72%) VMware
8 18 (2.58%) CheckPoint
8 18 (2.58%) HP
8 18 (2.58%) Peregrine
9 14 (2.01%) webMethods
10 13 (1.86%) TIBCO
10 13 (1.86%) Veritas
11 12 (1.72%) Cisco
12 11 (1.58%) MuleSoft
12 11 (1.58%) NetApp
13 10 (1.43%) Salesforce.com
14 9 (1.29%) Lotus