Period
to 18 October 2017

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 18 October 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
6 months to
18 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 209 218 158
Rank change year-on-year +9 -60 -37
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Project 1219 1290 1745
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.23% 1.21% 1.54%
As % of the Applications category 13.97% 13.27% 14.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 855 873 1161
UK median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - -2.60%
10th Percentile £250 £225 £225
90th Percentile £575 £550 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £355
% change year-on-year +7.14% -1.41% -2.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 22 40
UK median hourly rate £25.31 £22.14 £26.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.32% -17.37% +48.86%
10th Percentile £16.59 £15.08 £11.25
90th Percentile £45.00 £41.43 £180.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.31 £22.50 £26.80
% change year-on-year +12.49% -16.03% +48.86%

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 8726 9718 11783
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 8.78% 9.12% 10.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 5245 5695 6826
UK median daily rate £350 £335 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.48% -4.29% +7.69%
10th Percentile £145 £148 £155
90th Percentile £550 £525 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year +1.56% -1.54% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 674 966 1148
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +10.00% -
10th Percentile £10.00 £10.00 £10.00
90th Percentile £38.00 £40.38 £37.02
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £16.25 £14.50
% change year-on-year -7.69% +12.07% -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 18 October 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 6 months to 18 October 2017.

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 18 October 2017. 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 +2 1127 £400 +2.56% 82
UK excluding London +45 775 £375 +7.14% 58
London -40 429 £430 +4.24% 30
South East +37 266 £388 +4.73% 18
North of England +50 130 £380 +8.57% 13
South West +46 119 £400 +23.08% 2
Midlands +7 111 £325 -10.65% 13
West Midlands +8 81 £325 -10.34% 5
Yorkshire +47 71 £338 - 4
East of England -15 64 £370 -12.94% 6
Scotland -3 47 £388 +12.32% 5
North West -2 34 £400 +2.56% 8
Wales +25 31 £324 +44.00% 1
East Midlands +7 29 £344 -1.79% 8
North East +58 25 £400 +29.03% 1
Northern Ireland -49 6 £403 +34.17%

For the 6 months to 18 October 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.

1 607 (49.79%) Project Management
2 486 (39.87%) Microsoft
3 425 (34.86%) Finance
4 395 (32.40%) Microsoft Excel
5 369 (30.27%) PRINCE2
6 334 (27.40%) Agile Software Development
7 316 (25.92%) Microsoft Office
8 307 (25.18%) PMO
9 252 (20.67%) Stakeholder Management
10 238 (19.52%) MS Visio
11 237 (19.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
12 216 (17.72%) Project Planning
13 209 (17.15%) Security Cleared
14 182 (14.93%) SC Cleared
15 180 (14.77%) SharePoint
16 146 (11.98%) PMI Certification
17 144 (11.81%) Change Management
18 125 (10.25%) Analytical Skills
19 123 (10.09%) Programme Management
20 120 (9.84%) Risk Management
20 120 (9.84%) Change Control
21 119 (9.76%) Degree
22 101 (8.29%) ITIL
23 98 (8.04%) PMP
24 90 (7.38%) Banking
25 87 (7.14%) Waterfall
26 83 (6.81%) JIRA
27 82 (6.73%) Migration
27 82 (6.73%) Scrum
28 76 (6.23%) QA

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
1 180 (14.77%) SharePoint
2 66 (5.41%) MS Project Server
3 32 (2.63%) Confluence
4 17 (1.39%) BizTalk Server
4 17 (1.39%) CMS
4 17 (1.39%) Tomcat
5 16 (1.31%) OpenStack
6 15 (1.23%) Apache
6 15 (1.23%) SharePoint Server
7 13 (1.07%) IIS
7 13 (1.07%) JBoss
7 13 (1.07%) WebLogic
8 12 (0.98%) MQSeries
9 11 (0.90%) Documentum
9 11 (0.90%) iPlanet
9 11 (0.90%) Oracle Application Server
9 11 (0.90%) WebLogic Portal
10 10 (0.82%) Skype for Business
11 9 (0.74%) MS Exchange
12 6 (0.49%) WebSphere
Applications
1 395 (32.40%) Microsoft Excel
2 316 (25.92%) Microsoft Office
3 238 (19.52%) MS Visio
4 237 (19.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 14 (1.15%) Spreadsheet
6 7 (0.57%) Adobe Captivate
7 3 (0.25%) Acrobat
8 2 (0.16%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.082%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 19 (1.56%) Primavera
2 14 (1.15%) Dynamics CRM
3 13 (1.07%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 10 (0.82%) Dynamics AX
4 10 (0.82%) SAP ERP
5 9 (0.74%) Maximo
6 6 (0.49%) iTrent
6 6 (0.49%) SAP S/4HANA
7 3 (0.25%) CA PPM
7 3 (0.25%) Lawson
7 3 (0.25%) SAP IS-U
7 3 (0.25%) Unit4 Business World
8 2 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
8 2 (0.16%) SAP PP
8 2 (0.16%) Temenos T24
8 2 (0.16%) WebTrends
9 1 (0.082%) Oracle EBS R12
9 1 (0.082%) Oracle General Ledger
9 1 (0.082%) Oracle Payables
9 1 (0.082%) SAP QM
Cloud Services
1 39 (3.20%) Office 365
2 19 (1.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (1.15%) Amazon AWS
4 11 (0.90%) SaaS
5 6 (0.49%) IaaS
5 6 (0.49%) PaaS
6 4 (0.33%) Basecamp
7 3 (0.25%) Dynamics 365
7 3 (0.25%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (0.16%) Dropbox
8 2 (0.16%) Google App Engine
8 2 (0.16%) Google Compute Engine
8 2 (0.16%) OneDrive
8 2 (0.16%) Trello
9 1 (0.082%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.082%) IBM Blueworks
9 1 (0.082%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
9 1 (0.082%) Slack
9 1 (0.082%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 19 (1.56%) Firewall
1 19 (1.56%) WAN
2 16 (1.31%) LDAP
2 16 (1.31%) TCP/IP
3 15 (1.23%) Internet
4 14 (1.15%) LAN
5 13 (1.07%) VLAN
6 12 (0.98%) NAS
6 12 (0.98%) SAN
7 10 (0.82%) Intranet
7 10 (0.82%) Skype
8 7 (0.57%) ATM
9 6 (0.49%) DNS
9 6 (0.49%) FCoE
9 6 (0.49%) iSCSI
9 6 (0.49%) SSL
10 5 (0.41%) 2G
10 5 (0.41%) LTE
10 5 (0.41%) TETRA
10 5 (0.41%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (2.87%) SQL Server
2 13 (1.07%) BusinessObjects
3 10 (0.82%) Big Data
3 10 (0.82%) Oracle Reports
3 10 (0.82%) SAP Data Services
4 9 (0.74%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (0.33%) QlikView
5 4 (0.33%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (0.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (0.25%) Blockchain
6 3 (0.25%) GIS
6 3 (0.25%) Power BI
6 3 (0.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (0.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (0.16%) Data Mining
7 2 (0.16%) DB2
7 2 (0.16%) Hadoop
7 2 (0.16%) MS Access
7 2 (0.16%) MySQL
7 2 (0.16%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 83 (6.81%) JIRA
2 11 (0.90%) Team Foundation Server
3 10 (0.82%) Git (software)
3 10 (0.82%) Jenkins
4 7 (0.57%) Bitbucket
4 7 (0.57%) Subversion
5 5 (0.41%) Appcelerator Titanium
5 5 (0.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 5 (0.41%) ScriptRunner
6 4 (0.33%) Selenium
6 4 (0.33%) Visual Studio
7 3 (0.25%) GitLab
7 3 (0.25%) JIRA Agile
7 3 (0.25%) Rational DOORS
7 3 (0.25%) ReSharper
8 2 (0.16%) Artifactory
8 2 (0.16%) Cucumber
8 2 (0.16%) FishEye
8 2 (0.16%) jMock
8 2 (0.16%) Mockito
General
1 425 (34.86%) Finance
2 90 (7.38%) Banking
3 62 (5.09%) Telecoms
4 51 (4.18%) Retail
5 50 (4.10%) Legal
6 46 (3.77%) Marketing
7 28 (2.30%) Investment Banking
8 26 (2.13%) Advertising
9 21 (1.72%) Law
9 21 (1.72%) Manufacturing
10 15 (1.23%) Front Office
11 13 (1.07%) Military
12 12 (0.98%) Billing
13 11 (0.90%) Back Office
14 10 (0.82%) Automotive
15 9 (0.74%) Pharmaceutical
16 7 (0.57%) Electronics
17 6 (0.49%) Financial Institution
17 6 (0.49%) Publishing
17 6 (0.49%) Romanian Language
Job Titles
1 443 (36.34%) Project Manager
2 200 (16.41%) Analyst
3 97 (7.96%) Project Planner
4 84 (6.89%) Business Analyst
5 83 (6.81%) PMO Analyst
6 70 (5.74%) Coordinator
7 62 (5.09%) IT Manager
8 60 (4.92%) Project Coordinator
9 55 (4.51%) Infrastructure Manager
9 55 (4.51%) IT Project Manager
10 54 (4.43%) Infrastructure Project Manager
10 54 (4.43%) Programme Planner
11 44 (3.61%) Senior Manager
12 43 (3.53%) Senior Project Manager
13 36 (2.95%) PMO Planner
14 32 (2.63%) Project Analyst
15 31 (2.54%) PMO Lead
15 31 (2.54%) Programme Manager
16 29 (2.38%) Project Officer
17 27 (2.21%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (1.07%) Web Services
1 13 (1.07%) XML
2 11 (0.90%) J2EE
3 8 (0.66%) .NET
4 6 (0.49%) REST
5 5 (0.41%) CSS
5 5 (0.41%) HTML
5 5 (0.41%) jQuery
5 5 (0.41%) RESTful
5 5 (0.41%) SAML
5 5 (0.41%) SOAP
6 4 (0.33%) CSS3
6 4 (0.33%) HTML5
6 4 (0.33%) SailPoint
6 4 (0.33%) SPNEGO
6 4 (0.33%) WCF
6 4 (0.33%) Windows Identity Foundation
7 3 (0.25%) AngularJS
7 3 (0.25%) ASP.NET Web API
7 3 (0.25%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 125 (10.25%) Analytical Skills
2 72 (5.91%) PMI
3 59 (4.84%) Management Information System
4 55 (4.51%) Data Centre
5 30 (2.46%) Virtual Team
6 22 (1.80%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 13 (1.07%) Derivative
8 12 (0.98%) Clustering
8 12 (0.98%) User Experience
9 10 (0.82%) e-Learning
9 10 (0.82%) Enterprise Software
10 9 (0.74%) Computer Science
10 9 (0.74%) FMCG
11 8 (0.66%) Mobile App
11 8 (0.66%) Video Conferencing
12 7 (0.57%) Credit Risk
12 7 (0.57%) Digital Media
12 7 (0.57%) Learning Management System
12 7 (0.57%) Market Risk
12 7 (0.57%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 64 (5.25%) Windows
2 31 (2.54%) Unix
3 21 (1.72%) Linux
4 17 (1.39%) Windows Server
5 12 (0.98%) AIX
5 12 (0.98%) HPUX
5 12 (0.98%) Solaris
5 12 (0.98%) Windows 10
6 11 (0.90%) SUSE
7 9 (0.74%) Windows 7
8 5 (0.41%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (0.41%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (0.33%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (0.16%) Apple iOS
10 2 (0.16%) VMS
10 2 (0.16%) Windows 2000
10 2 (0.16%) Windows Vista
10 2 (0.16%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.082%) Android
11 1 (0.082%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 607 (49.79%) Project Management
2 369 (30.27%) PRINCE2
3 334 (27.40%) Agile Software Development
4 252 (20.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 216 (17.72%) Project Planning
6 144 (11.81%) Change Management
7 123 (10.09%) Programme Management
8 120 (9.84%) Change Control
8 120 (9.84%) Risk Management
9 101 (8.29%) ITIL
10 87 (7.14%) Waterfall
11 82 (6.73%) Migration
11 82 (6.73%) Scrum
12 75 (6.15%) Business Analysis
13 71 (5.82%) Project Governance
14 68 (5.58%) Coaching
15 59 (4.84%) Matrix Organization
16 58 (4.76%) CRM
16 58 (4.76%) Resource Management
17 52 (4.27%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 43 (3.53%) SQL
2 15 (1.23%) C
3 13 (1.07%) VBA
4 9 (0.74%) Python
5 8 (0.66%) VB
6 7 (0.57%) JavaScript
7 6 (0.49%) Bash Shell
7 6 (0.49%) C-shell
7 6 (0.49%) Java
7 6 (0.49%) Korn
7 6 (0.49%) Perl
7 6 (0.49%) Shell Script
8 5 (0.41%) Groovy
9 3 (0.25%) C#
9 3 (0.25%) PowerShell
10 2 (0.16%) PL/SQL
10 2 (0.16%) R
11 1 (0.082%) Apex Code
11 1 (0.082%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 1 (0.082%) PHP
Qualifications
1 209 (17.15%) Security Cleared
2 182 (14.93%) SC Cleared
3 146 (11.98%) PMI Certification
4 119 (9.76%) Degree
5 98 (8.04%) PMP
6 47 (3.86%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 42 (3.45%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 31 (2.54%) APMP
9 26 (2.13%) ISEB
10 24 (1.97%) DV Cleared
11 16 (1.31%) BPSS Clearance
12 15 (1.23%) ISTQB
13 13 (1.07%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 10 (0.82%) ITIL Certification
15 6 (0.49%) Master's Degree
16 4 (0.33%) CSQA
16 4 (0.33%) Microsoft Certification
17 3 (0.25%) BC Cleared
17 3 (0.25%) ECDL
17 3 (0.25%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 307 (25.18%) PMO
2 76 (6.23%) QA
3 28 (2.30%) GDPR
4 20 (1.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 14 (1.15%) Disclosure Scotland
6 10 (0.82%) P3O
6 10 (0.82%) PCI DSS
6 10 (0.82%) SLA
7 8 (0.66%) MiFID
8 6 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 5 (0.41%) HMG Infosec
10 4 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 3 (0.25%) Data Quality
11 3 (0.25%) Dodd-Frank
11 3 (0.25%) EMIR
11 3 (0.25%) PMBOK
12 2 (0.16%) Solvency II
13 1 (0.082%) AIFMD
13 1 (0.082%) GxP
13 1 (0.082%) UCITS
System Software
1 26 (2.13%) Active Directory
2 19 (1.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (1.23%) Hyper-V
4 12 (0.98%) KVM
4 12 (0.98%) Oracle RAC
4 12 (0.98%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 6 (0.49%) Samba
6 5 (0.41%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (0.33%) VMware Workstation
7 4 (0.33%) vSphere
8 2 (0.16%) Firmware
9 1 (0.082%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.082%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.082%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.082%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.082%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 25 (2.05%) HP Quality Center
2 18 (1.48%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 12 (0.98%) OpenView
4 9 (0.74%) SCCM
4 9 (0.74%) SCOM
5 5 (0.41%) BMC PATROL
6 4 (0.33%) CA Single Sign-On
6 4 (0.33%) WhatsUp Gold
7 2 (0.16%) DameWare
8 1 (0.082%) AirWatch
8 1 (0.082%) EMC NetWorker
8 1 (0.082%) Microsoft Intune
8 1 (0.082%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.082%) PaperCut
Vendors
1 486 (39.87%) Microsoft
2 63 (5.17%) SAP
3 48 (3.94%) HP
4 36 (2.95%) Oracle
5 25 (2.05%) Cisco
6 22 (1.80%) VMware
7 16 (1.31%) Citrix
8 13 (1.07%) BMC
8 13 (1.07%) CA
8 13 (1.07%) Cognos
8 13 (1.07%) Red Hat
8 13 (1.07%) Remedy
9 12 (0.98%) Adobe
9 12 (0.98%) Opsware
9 12 (0.98%) PlateSpin
9 12 (0.98%) Sun
9 12 (0.98%) Veritas
10 11 (0.90%) F5
10 11 (0.90%) Salesforce.com
10 11 (0.90%) ServiceNow