Period
to 25 April 2018

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 25 April 2018 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
25 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 239 192 174
Rank change year-on-year -47 -18 -38
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Project 1,144 1,220 1,620
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.13% 1.34% 1.52%
As % of the Applications category 13.01% 15.08% 15.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 786 828 1,091
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% -2.50%
10th Percentile £250 £225 £230
90th Percentile £588 £552 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year - +3.45% -2.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 27 30
UK median hourly rate £27.50 £42.48 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -35.26% +21.36% +56.08%
10th Percentile £15.75 £17.50 £14.86
90th Percentile £39.75 £56.25 £46.92
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £37.74 £35.00
% change year-on-year -27.13% +7.82% +55.56%

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 8,791 8,092 10,458
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 8.70% 8.87% 9.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,310 4,741 6,236
UK median daily rate £365 £350 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.29% +2.94% +0.74%
10th Percentile £143 £150 £150
90th Percentile £553 £538 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +3.85% - +2.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 774 755 924
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £16.15
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.23% -4.02% +7.67%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.00 £10.00
90th Percentile £38.75 £42.50 £38.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year - -6.25% +14.29%

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 25 April 2018.

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 25 April 2018.

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 25 April 2018. 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 -40 1,036 £425 +6.25% 146
UK excluding London -56 629 £375 - 112
London +7 509 £475 +5.56% 41
South East -34 242 £400 +8.11% 33
North of England -18 105 £363 -3.33% 26
Midlands -32 89 £358 +2.14% 20
Scotland 0 74 £375 -1.64% 7
West Midlands -24 66 £366 +2.09% 13
South West -55 50 £300 -20.00% 13
Yorkshire -20 47 £370 +1.37% 7
East of England -23 39 £510 +45.71% 12
North West -15 35 £356 -20.83% 16
Wales -2 27 £300 -14.29% 1
North East +29 23 £330 +6.45% 3
East Midlands -25 23 £350 +29.63% 7
Northern Ireland -20 1 £260 -31.58%

For the 6 months to 25 April 2018, 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.

1 589 (51.49%) Project Management
2 508 (44.41%) Microsoft
3 443 (38.72%) Finance
4 433 (37.85%) PRINCE2
5 411 (35.93%) Microsoft Excel
6 343 (29.98%) PMO
7 306 (26.75%) Agile Software Development
8 262 (22.90%) Microsoft Office
9 255 (22.29%) Stakeholder Management
10 249 (21.77%) Microsoft PowerPoint
11 238 (20.80%) MS Visio
12 203 (17.74%) Project Planning
13 162 (14.16%) Security Cleared
14 146 (12.76%) SharePoint
15 137 (11.98%) Change Management
16 129 (11.28%) SC Cleared
17 120 (10.49%) Risk Management
18 117 (10.23%) PMP
19 115 (10.05%) Analytical Skills
20 112 (9.79%) PMI Certification
21 108 (9.44%) Programme Management
21 108 (9.44%) Change Control
22 104 (9.09%) Problem-Solving
23 94 (8.22%) JIRA
24 90 (7.87%) Waterfall
25 89 (7.78%) Degree
26 87 (7.60%) SDLC
27 85 (7.43%) Business Analysis
28 77 (6.73%) Banking
29 76 (6.64%) ITIL

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
1 146 (12.76%) SharePoint
2 40 (3.50%) MS Project Server
3 33 (2.88%) Confluence
4 21 (1.84%) CMS
5 18 (1.57%) BizTalk Server
6 14 (1.22%) IIS
7 8 (0.70%) MS Exchange
7 8 (0.70%) Tomcat
8 6 (0.52%) Apache
8 6 (0.52%) Documentum
9 5 (0.44%) Skype for Business
9 5 (0.44%) WebLogic
9 5 (0.44%) WebSphere
10 4 (0.35%) nginx
11 3 (0.26%) SharePoint 2013
11 3 (0.26%) Sitecore CMS
12 2 (0.17%) IBM Notes
12 2 (0.17%) SAS
12 2 (0.17%) SharePoint 2010
12 2 (0.17%) Umbraco
Applications
1 411 (35.93%) Microsoft Excel
2 262 (22.90%) Microsoft Office
3 249 (21.77%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 238 (20.80%) MS Visio
5 8 (0.70%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.35%) SPSS
7 3 (0.26%) Adobe Captivate
8 2 (0.17%) Acrobat
8 2 (0.17%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.087%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.087%) Open Workbench
9 1 (0.087%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 36 (3.15%) Primavera
2 21 (1.84%) Dynamics CRM
3 15 (1.31%) NetSuite
4 13 (1.14%) Dynamics AX
5 10 (0.87%) Unit4 Business World
6 7 (0.61%) Elite 3E
6 7 (0.61%) Infor CRM
7 6 (0.52%) CA PPM
8 4 (0.35%) Infor CloudSuite
8 4 (0.35%) Infor M3
8 4 (0.35%) SAP S/4HANA
9 3 (0.26%) Dynamics NAV
9 3 (0.26%) SAP CO
9 3 (0.26%) SAP FI
9 3 (0.26%) SAP FI/CO
10 2 (0.17%) iTrent
10 2 (0.17%) Maximo
10 2 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
10 2 (0.17%) Oracle ERP
11 1 (0.087%) Bloomberg AIM
Cloud Services
1 44 (3.85%) Office 365
2 16 (1.40%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (1.31%) Cloud Computing
4 10 (0.87%) OneDrive
5 7 (0.61%) PaaS
5 7 (0.61%) SaaS
6 4 (0.35%) IaaS
6 4 (0.35%) Trello
7 3 (0.26%) Dynamics 365
8 2 (0.17%) Amazon AWS
8 2 (0.17%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (0.17%) Lucidchart
9 1 (0.087%) Basecamp
9 1 (0.087%) Google Analytics
9 1 (0.087%) Slack
9 1 (0.087%) SuccessFactors
9 1 (0.087%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 15 (1.31%) Internet
2 13 (1.14%) Skype
3 10 (0.87%) Remote Desktop
3 10 (0.87%) WAN
4 8 (0.70%) LAN
4 8 (0.70%) SAN
5 7 (0.61%) Intranet
6 5 (0.44%) VLAN
7 4 (0.35%) ATM
7 4 (0.35%) Kerberos
7 4 (0.35%) MPLS
7 4 (0.35%) Profibus
7 4 (0.35%) SSL
7 4 (0.35%) VPN
8 3 (0.26%) ADSL
8 3 (0.26%) Ethernet
8 3 (0.26%) Intrusion Detection
8 3 (0.26%) VSAN
8 3 (0.26%) WebEx
9 2 (0.17%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (2.19%) Power BI
1 25 (2.19%) SQL Server
2 19 (1.66%) Data Warehouse
2 19 (1.66%) MS Access
3 12 (1.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 11 (0.96%) BusinessObjects
4 11 (0.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 11 (0.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 10 (0.87%) Relational Database
6 8 (0.70%) SQL Server 2014
6 8 (0.70%) SQL Server 2016
7 5 (0.44%) Oracle OWB
8 4 (0.35%) Big Data
8 4 (0.35%) Data Mining
8 4 (0.35%) DB2
8 4 (0.35%) Oracle Reports
8 4 (0.35%) QlikView
8 4 (0.35%) SQL Server 2012
9 3 (0.26%) GIS
9 3 (0.26%) Qlik Sense
Development Applications
1 94 (8.22%) JIRA
2 11 (0.96%) Jenkins
3 10 (0.87%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (0.61%) GitLab
4 7 (0.61%) Visual Studio
4 7 (0.61%) Visual Studio Team System
5 5 (0.44%) Zephyr
6 4 (0.35%) Selenium
7 3 (0.26%) Cucumber
7 3 (0.26%) Eclipse
7 3 (0.26%) gulp
7 3 (0.26%) JMeter
7 3 (0.26%) SoapUI
8 2 (0.17%) Git (software)
8 2 (0.17%) HP UFT
8 2 (0.17%) Rational Team Concert
8 2 (0.17%) SonarQube
8 2 (0.17%) Sonatype Nexus
8 2 (0.17%) VersionOne
9 1 (0.087%) TestRail
General
1 443 (38.72%) Finance
2 77 (6.73%) Banking
3 52 (4.55%) Retail
4 47 (4.11%) Telecoms
5 34 (2.97%) Legal
6 30 (2.62%) Marketing
7 24 (2.10%) Retail Banking
8 23 (2.01%) Law
9 19 (1.66%) Billing
9 19 (1.66%) Manufacturing
10 16 (1.40%) Advertising
11 15 (1.31%) Military
12 13 (1.14%) Financial Institution
12 13 (1.14%) Investment Banking
12 13 (1.14%) Pharmaceutical
13 11 (0.96%) Japanese Language
14 9 (0.79%) Front Office
15 8 (0.70%) Aerospace
16 7 (0.61%) Back Office
16 7 (0.61%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 445 (38.90%) Project Manager
2 186 (16.26%) Analyst
3 82 (7.17%) Business Analyst
4 72 (6.29%) PMO Analyst
5 64 (5.59%) Project Planner
6 59 (5.16%) IT Manager
7 57 (4.98%) Senior Manager
8 54 (4.72%) Senior Project Manager
9 51 (4.46%) Coordinator
9 51 (4.46%) IT Project Manager
10 48 (4.20%) Project Officer
11 41 (3.58%) Programme Planner
12 40 (3.50%) Project Coordinator
13 37 (3.23%) Support Officer
14 36 (3.15%) Junior
14 36 (3.15%) Project Analyst
15 35 (3.06%) PMO Manager
16 33 (2.88%) Junior Project Manager
17 31 (2.71%) Infrastructure Manager
17 31 (2.71%) Project Support Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (2.19%) XML
2 22 (1.92%) HTML
3 20 (1.75%) CSS
4 10 (0.87%) .NET
4 10 (0.87%) Web Services
5 6 (0.52%) Oracle Fusion
5 6 (0.52%) SailPoint
6 5 (0.44%) CSS3
6 5 (0.44%) HTML5
6 5 (0.44%) JSON
6 5 (0.44%) REST
7 4 (0.35%) Ajax
7 4 (0.35%) LDAP
7 4 (0.35%) Middleware
7 4 (0.35%) SAML
7 4 (0.35%) SPNEGO
7 4 (0.35%) Velocity
7 4 (0.35%) WCF
7 4 (0.35%) WebSockets
7 4 (0.35%) Windows Identity Foundation
Miscellaneous
1 115 (10.05%) Analytical Skills
2 61 (5.33%) Management Information System
3 37 (3.23%) PMI
4 32 (2.80%) Self-Motivation
5 30 (2.62%) Virtual Team
6 27 (2.36%) User Experience
7 20 (1.75%) Data Centre
8 14 (1.22%) Computer Science
9 12 (1.05%) NHS
10 11 (0.96%) Data Structures
11 9 (0.79%) Enterprise Software
11 9 (0.79%) Fat Client
11 9 (0.79%) Thin Client
12 8 (0.70%) FMCG
12 8 (0.70%) Mobile App
13 6 (0.52%) Data Protection Act
13 6 (0.52%) Mainframe
14 5 (0.44%) Derivative
14 5 (0.44%) e-Learning
14 5 (0.44%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 50 (4.37%) Windows
2 13 (1.14%) Windows 10
3 12 (1.05%) Unix
4 10 (0.87%) Linux
4 10 (0.87%) Windows Server
5 9 (0.79%) Windows 7
6 7 (0.61%) Apple iOS
7 6 (0.52%) Solaris
8 5 (0.44%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (0.35%) VxWorks
9 4 (0.35%) zOS
10 3 (0.26%) Android
11 2 (0.17%) AIX
11 2 (0.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (0.17%) SUSE
11 2 (0.17%) Windows Server 2008
12 1 (0.087%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 589 (51.49%) Project Management
2 433 (37.85%) PRINCE2
3 306 (26.75%) Agile Software Development
4 255 (22.29%) Stakeholder Management
5 203 (17.74%) Project Planning
6 137 (11.98%) Change Management
7 120 (10.49%) Risk Management
8 108 (9.44%) Change Control
8 108 (9.44%) Programme Management
9 104 (9.09%) Problem-Solving
10 90 (7.87%) Waterfall
11 87 (7.60%) SDLC
12 85 (7.43%) Business Analysis
13 76 (6.64%) ITIL
13 76 (6.64%) Project Governance
14 69 (6.03%) Matrix Organization
14 69 (6.03%) Migration
15 65 (5.68%) Stakeholder Engagement
16 60 (5.24%) Dependency Management
17 55 (4.81%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 63 (5.51%) SQL
2 35 (3.06%) C
3 16 (1.40%) VBA
4 10 (0.87%) Java
4 10 (0.87%) T-SQL
5 9 (0.79%) JavaScript
6 7 (0.61%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
7 6 (0.52%) Python
8 5 (0.44%) C++
9 4 (0.35%) Pascal
9 4 (0.35%) PHP
9 4 (0.35%) VB
10 3 (0.26%) X++
11 2 (0.17%) C#
11 2 (0.17%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.087%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 162 (14.16%) Security Cleared
2 129 (11.28%) SC Cleared
3 117 (10.23%) PMP
4 112 (9.79%) PMI Certification
5 89 (7.78%) Degree
6 57 (4.98%) APMP
6 57 (4.98%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 47 (4.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 45 (3.93%) ISEB
9 19 (1.66%) DV Cleared
10 14 (1.22%) CTC Cleared
11 12 (1.05%) HNC
11 12 (1.05%) HND
11 12 (1.05%) ISTQB
12 11 (0.96%) BPSS Clearance
12 11 (0.96%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 9 (0.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 7 (0.61%) CISSP
14 7 (0.61%) ISEB Practitioner
15 6 (0.52%) SAFe Agilist
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 343 (29.98%) PMO
2 61 (5.33%) GDPR
3 55 (4.81%) QA
4 11 (0.96%) Disclosure Scotland
5 10 (0.87%) PMBOK
6 8 (0.70%) MiFID
6 8 (0.70%) SLA
7 7 (0.61%) PCI DSS
8 5 (0.44%) P3O
9 4 (0.35%) Dodd-Frank
9 4 (0.35%) IEC 61508
9 4 (0.35%) IEC 62304
10 3 (0.26%) Data Quality
10 3 (0.26%) EMIR
10 3 (0.26%) GxP
10 3 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 2 (0.17%) GAMP
11 2 (0.17%) IFRS
11 2 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 2 (0.17%) Solvency II
System Software
1 40 (3.50%) Active Directory
2 9 (0.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.26%) VMware Workstation
3 3 (0.26%) vSphere
4 2 (0.17%) Firmware
5 1 (0.087%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.087%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.087%) XenApp
5 1 (0.087%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 14 (1.22%) HP Quality Center
1 14 (1.22%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 11 (0.96%) Single Sign-On
3 9 (0.79%) HP ALM
3 9 (0.79%) SCCM
4 4 (0.35%) CA Single Sign-On
4 4 (0.35%) SCOM
5 3 (0.26%) Ansible
5 3 (0.26%) Microsoft Intune
5 3 (0.26%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (0.26%) Puppet
6 2 (0.17%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 2 (0.17%) WhatsUp Gold
7 1 (0.087%) BMC PATROL
7 1 (0.087%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.087%) WSUS
Vendors
1 508 (44.41%) Microsoft
2 54 (4.72%) Oracle
3 40 (3.50%) SAP
4 19 (1.66%) Citrix
5 16 (1.40%) HP
5 16 (1.40%) IBM
6 15 (1.31%) CheckPoint
7 11 (0.96%) Progress
7 11 (0.96%) ServiceNow
8 10 (0.87%) CA
9 9 (0.79%) Adobe
9 9 (0.79%) Salesforce.com
9 9 (0.79%) VMware
10 8 (0.70%) Intapp
10 8 (0.70%) Xerox
11 7 (0.61%) BMC
12 6 (0.52%) Atlassian
12 6 (0.52%) Cisco
12 6 (0.52%) EMC
12 6 (0.52%) Infor