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 3 months to 27 June 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
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 209 195 138
Rank change year-on-year -14 -57  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Project 566 698 910
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.20% 1.29% 1.65%
As % of the Applications category 13.90% 14.27% 15.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 373 466 597
Median daily rate £400 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.28% -12.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £534
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £330 £373
% change year-on-year +13.63% -11.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 14 21
Median hourly rate £25.12 £22.50 £31.40
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.64% -28.34%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.07 £17.67 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.75 £40.05 £170.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.12 £22.50 £31.40
% change year-on-year +11.64% -28.34%  

Microsoft Project is in the software application skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for software application skills.

Contract Software Application Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 4073 4892 5926
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 8.64% 9.06% 10.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 2336 2939 3361
Median daily rate £370 £336 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.20% -0.51%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £150 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +3.84% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 311 433 556
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.75 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.47% +8.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.36 £10.96 £10.22
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.25 £36.00 £36.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year -6.06% +13.79%  

Microsoft Project
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Microsoft Project as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Applications category.

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 3 months to 27 June 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 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Microsoft Project in the UK

Microsoft Project
Top 30 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 3 months to 27 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +2 542 £400 +10.34% 84
London -13 219 £438 +6.25% 20
South East +25 138 £350 +4.39% 21
South West +33 63 £410 +19.27% 11
Berkshire +26 47 £320 -22.42% 1
City of London +8 42 £438 +12.90% 8
Hampshire +2 35 £350 +7.69% 7
Wiltshire +29 32 £400 +9.58% 4
East of England -5 28 £370 -7.50% 11
Yorkshire +34 26 £320 +9.87% 5
West Midlands -16 26 £325 -0.91% 3
West Yorkshire +22 23 £320 +11.79% 3
West Sussex +31 20 £395 +16.60% 2
Surrey +17 18 £274 -18.81% 1
North West -10 17 £390 +13.45% 5
Leeds +27 16 £320 -24.70% 2
Scotland -4 16 £400 +23.07% 2
North East +65 14 £414 +33.46% 4
Bristol -2 14 £405 +27.55% 4
Corsham - 14 £419 - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne +68 12 £414 +33.46% 2
Tyne and Wear +66 12 £414 +33.46% 2
Warwickshire +5 11 £325 -10.95%
Maidenhead +6 10 £310 -
Hertfordshire -4 10 £363 - 1
East Midlands -19 10 £400 +14.28% 2
Crawley +8 9 £400 -9.09% 1
Winchester +16 8 £413 +37.50% 3
Manchester -3 8 £265 -24.28% 5
Edinburgh -3 8 £400 +21.21%

For the 6 months to 27 June 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.

1 671 (56.10%) Project Management
2 518 (43.31%) Microsoft
3 458 (38.29%) Finance
4 438 (36.62%) PRINCE2
5 385 (32.19%) Microsoft Excel
6 341 (28.51%) Microsoft Office
7 336 (28.09%) PMO
8 329 (27.51%) Agile Software Development
9 253 (21.15%) Security Cleared
10 251 (20.99%) MS Visio
11 235 (19.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
12 226 (18.90%) Stakeholder Management
13 220 (18.39%) SC Cleared
14 208 (17.39%) Project Planning
15 194 (16.22%) SharePoint
16 161 (13.46%) Programme Management
17 145 (12.12%) Analytical Skills
18 138 (11.54%) ITIL
19 126 (10.54%) Change Management
20 122 (10.20%) PMI Certification
21 118 (9.87%) Degree
22 109 (9.11%) Change Control
23 108 (9.03%) Risk Management
24 102 (8.53%) Management Information System
25 90 (7.53%) Telecoms
26 89 (7.44%) Business Analysis
27 84 (7.02%) Banking
28 82 (6.86%) Migration
28 82 (6.86%) PMP
29 79 (6.61%) Waterfall

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
1 194 (16.22%) SharePoint
2 57 (4.77%) MS Project Server
3 33 (2.76%) SharePoint Server
4 21 (1.76%) Confluence
5 13 (1.09%) Documentum
6 11 (0.92%) BizTalk Server
7 10 (0.84%) CMS
8 7 (0.59%) WebSphere
9 5 (0.42%) MQSeries
9 5 (0.42%) OpenStack
10 4 (0.33%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 4 (0.33%) Apache
10 4 (0.33%) iPlanet
10 4 (0.33%) JBoss
10 4 (0.33%) Oracle Application Server
10 4 (0.33%) SharePoint 2013
10 4 (0.33%) Tomcat
10 4 (0.33%) WebLogic
10 4 (0.33%) WebLogic Portal
11 3 (0.25%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 385 (32.19%) Microsoft Excel
2 341 (28.51%) Microsoft Office
3 251 (20.99%) MS Visio
4 235 (19.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 12 (1.00%) Spreadsheet
6 8 (0.67%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.084%) Maya
7 1 (0.084%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 33 (2.76%) Primavera
2 28 (2.34%) Dynamics CRM
3 16 (1.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 10 (0.84%) Maximo
4 10 (0.84%) Oracle EBS
5 9 (0.75%) CA PPM
6 8 (0.67%) SAP ERP
7 7 (0.59%) Dynamics AX
8 5 (0.42%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 3 (0.25%) Dynamics NAV
9 3 (0.25%) thinkFolio
10 2 (0.17%) iTrent
10 2 (0.17%) SAP S/4HANA
10 2 (0.17%) Unit4 Business World
10 2 (0.17%) WebTrends
10 2 (0.17%) Workfront
11 1 (0.084%) Bloomberg AIM
11 1 (0.084%) Oracle CRM
11 1 (0.084%) SAP MM
11 1 (0.084%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 48 (4.01%) Office 365
2 14 (1.17%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (0.59%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (0.59%) SaaS
4 6 (0.50%) G Suite
5 3 (0.25%) Basecamp
5 3 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.17%) IBM Blueworks
6 2 (0.17%) IBM Cloud
6 2 (0.17%) Salesforce Service Cloud
6 2 (0.17%) SoftLayer
6 2 (0.17%) Trello
6 2 (0.17%) Yammer
7 1 (0.084%) IaaS
7 1 (0.084%) OneDrive
7 1 (0.084%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
7 1 (0.084%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 21 (1.76%) Wi-Fi
2 11 (0.92%) Firewall
3 10 (0.84%) LTE
3 10 (0.84%) VoLTE
4 8 (0.67%) SAN
5 7 (0.59%) WAN
6 6 (0.50%) Intranet
7 5 (0.42%) LDAP
7 5 (0.42%) NAS
8 4 (0.33%) Internet
8 4 (0.33%) LAN
8 4 (0.33%) MGW
8 4 (0.33%) TCP/IP
8 4 (0.33%) Unified Communications
9 3 (0.25%) DNS
9 3 (0.25%) FCoE
9 3 (0.25%) iSCSI
9 3 (0.25%) SSL
9 3 (0.25%) VLAN
10 2 (0.17%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (1.67%) Data Warehouse
2 15 (1.25%) BusinessObjects
3 14 (1.17%) Oracle Reports
4 11 (0.92%) SQL Server
5 10 (0.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 9 (0.75%) Power BI
7 8 (0.67%) SAP Data Services
7 8 (0.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 7 (0.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 6 (0.50%) QlikView
10 5 (0.42%) DB2
10 5 (0.42%) SQL Server 2008
11 4 (0.33%) MS Access
12 3 (0.25%) Big Data
12 3 (0.25%) Blockchain
13 2 (0.17%) SAP HANA
13 2 (0.17%) SQL Server 2012
14 1 (0.084%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
14 1 (0.084%) MongoDB
14 1 (0.084%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 45 (3.76%) JIRA
2 8 (0.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (0.33%) Appcelerator Titanium
3 4 (0.33%) HP UFT
4 3 (0.25%) Rational DOORS
5 2 (0.17%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.084%) JIRA Agile
6 1 (0.084%) LSMW
6 1 (0.084%) NUnit
6 1 (0.084%) Talend Open Studio
6 1 (0.084%) VersionOne
General
1 458 (38.29%) Finance
2 90 (7.53%) Telecoms
3 84 (7.02%) Banking
4 50 (4.18%) Retail
5 49 (4.10%) Legal
6 39 (3.26%) Marketing
7 34 (2.84%) Manufacturing
8 25 (2.09%) Investment Banking
9 22 (1.84%) Law
10 17 (1.42%) Electronics
11 15 (1.25%) Back Office
12 12 (1.00%) Front Office
13 11 (0.92%) Pharmaceutical
14 10 (0.84%) Advertising
15 8 (0.67%) Automotive
16 6 (0.50%) Financial Institution
17 5 (0.42%) Aerospace
17 5 (0.42%) Retail Banking
18 4 (0.33%) Billing
18 4 (0.33%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 429 (35.87%) Project Manager
2 194 (16.22%) Analyst
3 99 (8.28%) Project Planner
4 89 (7.44%) Business Analyst
5 71 (5.94%) PMO Analyst
6 58 (4.85%) Coordinator
7 56 (4.68%) IT Manager
8 50 (4.18%) IT Project Manager
8 50 (4.18%) Programme Planner
9 47 (3.93%) Project Coordinator
9 47 (3.93%) Senior Manager
10 44 (3.68%) Infrastructure Manager
10 44 (3.68%) Infrastructure Project Manager
11 42 (3.51%) Senior Project Manager
12 38 (3.18%) Project Officer
13 36 (3.01%) Support Officer
14 33 (2.76%) PMO Planner
14 33 (2.76%) Programme Manager
15 32 (2.68%) Project Support Officer
16 31 (2.59%) Project Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (1.09%) Web Services
2 11 (0.92%) .NET
3 9 (0.75%) J2EE
4 6 (0.50%) Middleware
5 5 (0.42%) COM
5 5 (0.42%) WebSphere MQ
6 4 (0.33%) MDX
6 4 (0.33%) XML
7 3 (0.25%) HTML
8 2 (0.17%) .NET Framework
8 2 (0.17%) AngularJS
8 2 (0.17%) ASP.NET
8 2 (0.17%) ASP.NET Web API
8 2 (0.17%) EDI
8 2 (0.17%) Laravel
8 2 (0.17%) Ninject
8 2 (0.17%) Oracle Fusion
8 2 (0.17%) SAML
8 2 (0.17%) SOAP
8 2 (0.17%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 145 (12.12%) Analytical Skills
2 102 (8.53%) Management Information System
3 70 (5.85%) PMI
4 41 (3.43%) Data Centre
5 25 (2.09%) Virtual Team
6 18 (1.51%) User Experience
7 12 (1.00%) Equities
7 12 (1.00%) Public Cloud
8 10 (0.84%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 9 (0.75%) Computer Science
10 7 (0.59%) Cybercrime
10 7 (0.59%) Derivative
10 7 (0.59%) FMCG
10 7 (0.59%) Video Conferencing
11 6 (0.50%) Digital Media
11 6 (0.50%) Digital Signage
11 6 (0.50%) Enterprise Software
11 6 (0.50%) Greenfield Project
11 6 (0.50%) Smart Meter
11 6 (0.50%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 37 (3.09%) Windows
2 17 (1.42%) Unix
3 13 (1.09%) Linux
4 8 (0.67%) Windows 10
5 7 (0.59%) AIX
5 7 (0.59%) Solaris
6 5 (0.42%) HPUX
6 5 (0.42%) SUSE
6 5 (0.42%) Windows 7
6 5 (0.42%) Windows Server
7 4 (0.33%) pSOS
8 3 (0.25%) Android
8 3 (0.25%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (0.17%) VMS
9 2 (0.17%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.17%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.084%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.084%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.084%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 671 (56.10%) Project Management
2 438 (36.62%) PRINCE2
3 329 (27.51%) Agile Software Development
4 226 (18.90%) Stakeholder Management
5 208 (17.39%) Project Planning
6 161 (13.46%) Programme Management
7 138 (11.54%) ITIL
8 126 (10.54%) Change Management
9 109 (9.11%) Change Control
10 108 (9.03%) Risk Management
11 89 (7.44%) Business Analysis
12 82 (6.86%) Migration
13 79 (6.61%) Waterfall
14 66 (5.52%) Critical Path Analysis
15 63 (5.27%) Project Governance
16 60 (5.02%) Resource Management
17 59 (4.93%) Scrum
18 55 (4.60%) Dependency Management
18 55 (4.60%) Matrix Organization
19 54 (4.52%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 33 (2.76%) SQL
2 20 (1.67%) C
3 15 (1.25%) VBA
4 9 (0.75%) Java
5 6 (0.50%) C++
6 4 (0.33%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
6 4 (0.33%) PowerShell
7 3 (0.25%) Bash Shell
7 3 (0.25%) C-shell
7 3 (0.25%) Korn
7 3 (0.25%) Perl
7 3 (0.25%) PHP
7 3 (0.25%) R
7 3 (0.25%) Shell Script
7 3 (0.25%) T-SQL
7 3 (0.25%) VB
8 2 (0.17%) C#
8 2 (0.17%) JavaScript
8 2 (0.17%) VBScript
9 1 (0.084%) Pascal
Qualifications
1 253 (21.15%) Security Cleared
2 220 (18.39%) SC Cleared
3 122 (10.20%) PMI Certification
4 118 (9.87%) Degree
5 82 (6.86%) PMP
6 55 (4.60%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 48 (4.01%) DV Cleared
8 44 (3.68%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 31 (2.59%) APMP
10 15 (1.25%) BPSS Clearance
11 11 (0.92%) ISEB
12 8 (0.67%) CTC Cleared
13 6 (0.50%) Master's Degree
14 4 (0.33%) CSQA
14 4 (0.33%) MAPM
15 3 (0.25%) BC Cleared
15 3 (0.25%) CISSP
15 3 (0.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 3 (0.25%) ITIL Certification
15 3 (0.25%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 336 (28.09%) PMO
2 68 (5.69%) QA
3 17 (1.42%) Disclosure Scotland
4 16 (1.34%) P3O
5 15 (1.25%) GDPR
6 9 (0.75%) MiFID
6 9 (0.75%) SLA
7 8 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 5 (0.42%) PCI DSS
8 5 (0.42%) PMBOK
9 4 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 3 (0.25%) Data Quality
10 3 (0.25%) Dodd-Frank
10 3 (0.25%) EMIR
11 2 (0.17%) GMP
11 2 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 1 (0.084%) BS25999
12 1 (0.084%) COBIT
12 1 (0.084%) COSO
12 1 (0.084%) HMG Infosec
System Software
1 11 (0.92%) Active Directory
2 10 (0.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (0.50%) Hyper-V
4 5 (0.42%) KVM
4 5 (0.42%) Oracle RAC
4 5 (0.42%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 3 (0.25%) Samba
6 2 (0.17%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.17%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 14 (1.17%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (0.42%) OpenView
3 3 (0.25%) MOM
3 3 (0.25%) WSUS
4 2 (0.17%) SCCM
5 1 (0.084%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.084%) BladeLogic
5 1 (0.084%) BMC PATROL
5 1 (0.084%) Cisco IPCC
5 1 (0.084%) IBM BigFix
5 1 (0.084%) SCOM
Vendors
1 518 (43.31%) Microsoft
2 61 (5.10%) SAP
3 38 (3.18%) Oracle
4 31 (2.59%) Remedy
5 24 (2.01%) HP
6 18 (1.51%) IBM
7 14 (1.17%) Salesforce.com
8 11 (0.92%) Cisco
8 11 (0.92%) IFS
9 10 (0.84%) Ericsson
9 10 (0.84%) VMware
10 8 (0.67%) Adobe
10 8 (0.67%) CA
10 8 (0.67%) Google
11 7 (0.59%) Atlassian
11 7 (0.59%) Citrix
11 7 (0.59%) Cognos
11 7 (0.59%) OpenText
11 7 (0.59%) Progress
11 7 (0.59%) Sun
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