Period
to 20 January 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 20 January 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
20 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 213 198 173
Rank change year-on-year -15 -25 -37
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Project 1,219 1,240 1,555
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.23% 1.28% 1.44%
As % of the Applications category 13.91% 14.10% 14.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 852 860 1,020
UK median daily rate £411 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.13% +3.33% -3.23%
10th Percentile £250 £213 £225
90th Percentile £575 £550 £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £387 £370 £360
% change year-on-year +4.66% +2.78% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 11 38
UK median hourly rate £30.00 £35.00 £26.30
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.29% +33.11% -16.52%
10th Percentile £16.90 £15.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £40.00 £48.31 £51.47
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £35.00 £25.33
% change year-on-year -14.29% +38.18% -9.54%

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 8,762 8,794 10,954
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 8.81% 9.08% 10.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,375 5,177 6,423
UK median daily rate £350 £340 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% -2.86% +6.06%
10th Percentile £140 £145 £153
90th Percentile £560 £525 £526
UK excluding London median daily rate £331 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +1.92% - +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 722 909 1,028
UK median hourly rate £15.45 £15.50 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.32% - +3.33%
10th Percentile £10.25 £10.00 £9.50
90th Percentile £35.00 £39.60 £38.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year -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 20 January 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 20 January 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 20 January 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 -17 1,118 £420 +7.14% 123
UK excluding London -2 705 £387 +4.66% 88
London -19 506 £450 +7.46% 43
South East -49 224 £420 +13.51% 21
Midlands +10 119 £340 -9.33% 11
North of England +17 113 £386 +2.93% 23
South West +17 94 £390 +20.00% 9
West Midlands +27 92 £340 -8.48% 11
Yorkshire +19 67 £385 -3.75% 7
East of England -19 56 £443 +6.63% 14
Scotland -3 54 £388 +3.33% 6
Wales +36 36 £325 +13.04% 3
North West -9 30 £425 +7.59% 10
East Midlands +1 27 £350 -10.71%
North East +42 16 £375 +36.99% 6
Northern Ireland -36 5 £260 -29.73%

For the 6 months to 20 January 2018, 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.

1 585 (47.99%) Project Management
2 513 (42.08%) Microsoft
3 442 (36.26%) Finance
4 417 (34.21%) Microsoft Excel
5 412 (33.80%) PRINCE2
6 348 (28.55%) Agile Software Development
7 313 (25.68%) PMO
8 283 (23.22%) Microsoft Office
9 277 (22.72%) Stakeholder Management
10 269 (22.07%) Microsoft PowerPoint
11 240 (19.69%) MS Visio
12 221 (18.13%) Project Planning
13 189 (15.50%) Security Cleared
14 173 (14.19%) SharePoint
15 169 (13.86%) SC Cleared
16 146 (11.98%) Risk Management
17 143 (11.73%) Change Management
18 127 (10.42%) PMI Certification
19 125 (10.25%) Analytical Skills
20 121 (9.93%) Programme Management
21 118 (9.68%) Change Control
22 114 (9.35%) PMP
23 106 (8.70%) Degree
24 103 (8.45%) JIRA
25 95 (7.79%) Waterfall
26 80 (6.56%) SDLC
27 78 (6.40%) Project Governance
28 77 (6.32%) ITIL
28 77 (6.32%) Scrum
29 72 (5.91%) Banking

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
1 173 (14.19%) SharePoint
2 53 (4.35%) MS Project Server
3 37 (3.04%) Confluence
4 26 (2.13%) CMS
5 18 (1.48%) BizTalk Server
6 16 (1.31%) IIS
7 15 (1.23%) Tomcat
8 12 (0.98%) Apache
8 12 (0.98%) MS Exchange
9 11 (0.90%) SharePoint Server
10 8 (0.66%) OpenStack
11 6 (0.49%) JBoss
11 6 (0.49%) nginx
11 6 (0.49%) Skype for Business
11 6 (0.49%) WebLogic
12 4 (0.33%) Documentum
12 4 (0.33%) iPlanet
12 4 (0.33%) MQSeries
12 4 (0.33%) WebLogic Portal
12 4 (0.33%) WebSphere
Applications
1 417 (34.21%) Microsoft Excel
2 283 (23.22%) Microsoft Office
3 269 (22.07%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 240 (19.69%) MS Visio
5 12 (0.98%) Spreadsheet
6 11 (0.90%) Adobe Captivate
7 3 (0.25%) Acrobat
8 2 (0.16%) InfoPath
8 2 (0.16%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 23 (1.89%) Primavera
2 19 (1.56%) Dynamics CRM
3 14 (1.15%) Dynamics AX
4 9 (0.74%) CA PPM
4 9 (0.74%) NetSuite
5 6 (0.49%) iTrent
6 5 (0.41%) Infor CRM
6 5 (0.41%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 5 (0.41%) SAP S/4HANA
6 5 (0.41%) Unit4 Business World
7 4 (0.33%) Infor CloudSuite
7 4 (0.33%) Infor M3
7 4 (0.33%) Lawson
8 3 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
8 3 (0.25%) SAP ERP
8 3 (0.25%) SAP IS-U
9 2 (0.16%) Maximo
9 2 (0.16%) Oracle ERP
9 2 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
9 2 (0.16%) SAP PP
Cloud Services
1 43 (3.53%) Office 365
2 19 (1.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (0.98%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (0.82%) Cloud Computing
4 10 (0.82%) SaaS
5 8 (0.66%) PaaS
6 6 (0.49%) IaaS
7 5 (0.41%) OneDrive
7 5 (0.41%) Trello
8 3 (0.25%) Dynamics 365
8 3 (0.25%) Google Cloud Platform
9 2 (0.16%) Dropbox
9 2 (0.16%) Google App Engine
9 2 (0.16%) Google Compute Engine
10 1 (0.082%) Basecamp
10 1 (0.082%) IBM Blueworks
10 1 (0.082%) Slack
10 1 (0.082%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 20 (1.64%) WAN
2 17 (1.39%) LAN
3 16 (1.31%) Internet
4 15 (1.23%) VLAN
5 14 (1.15%) Skype
6 8 (0.66%) ATM
6 8 (0.66%) Firewall
6 8 (0.66%) Remote Desktop
6 8 (0.66%) SAN
6 8 (0.66%) VPN
7 7 (0.57%) VSAN
8 6 (0.49%) Intranet
8 6 (0.49%) Kerberos
8 6 (0.49%) SSL
8 6 (0.49%) TCP/IP
9 5 (0.41%) 2G
9 5 (0.41%) LTE
9 5 (0.41%) NAS
9 5 (0.41%) TETRA
9 5 (0.41%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (3.28%) SQL Server
2 16 (1.31%) Data Warehouse
3 12 (0.98%) Power BI
4 10 (0.82%) Big Data
5 9 (0.74%) BusinessObjects
5 9 (0.74%) Relational Database
5 9 (0.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 9 (0.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 8 (0.66%) MS Access
6 8 (0.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 7 (0.57%) Oracle Reports
7 7 (0.57%) SQL Server 2012
8 6 (0.49%) SQL Server 2014
8 6 (0.49%) SQL Server 2016
9 5 (0.41%) SAP Data Services
10 4 (0.33%) Data Mining
10 4 (0.33%) QlikView
11 3 (0.25%) Essbase
11 3 (0.25%) MySQL
11 3 (0.25%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 103 (8.45%) JIRA
2 14 (1.15%) Jenkins
3 12 (0.98%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (0.57%) Bitbucket
4 7 (0.57%) Git (software)
4 7 (0.57%) Selenium
4 7 (0.57%) Subversion
5 5 (0.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 5 (0.41%) Cucumber
5 5 (0.41%) ScriptRunner
6 4 (0.33%) GitLab
6 4 (0.33%) Zephyr
7 3 (0.25%) JIRA Agile
7 3 (0.25%) JMeter
7 3 (0.25%) SoapUI
8 2 (0.16%) Artifactory
8 2 (0.16%) FishEye
8 2 (0.16%) JUnit
8 2 (0.16%) Maven
8 2 (0.16%) VersionOne
General
1 442 (36.26%) Finance
2 72 (5.91%) Banking
3 65 (5.33%) Telecoms
4 45 (3.69%) Legal
5 44 (3.61%) Marketing
6 43 (3.53%) Retail
7 30 (2.46%) Law
8 28 (2.30%) Advertising
9 20 (1.64%) Manufacturing
10 19 (1.56%) Military
11 18 (1.48%) Investment Banking
11 18 (1.48%) Pharmaceutical
12 14 (1.15%) Automotive
12 14 (1.15%) Billing
13 11 (0.90%) Financial Institution
13 11 (0.90%) Front Office
14 9 (0.74%) Back Office
14 9 (0.74%) Romanian Language
15 8 (0.66%) Japanese Language
15 8 (0.66%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 480 (39.38%) Project Manager
2 198 (16.24%) Analyst
3 83 (6.81%) Business Analyst
4 80 (6.56%) PMO Analyst
5 71 (5.82%) Project Planner
6 65 (5.33%) IT Manager
7 59 (4.84%) Coordinator
8 57 (4.68%) IT Project Manager
8 57 (4.68%) Senior Manager
9 56 (4.59%) Senior Project Manager
10 49 (4.02%) Programme Planner
11 46 (3.77%) Project Coordinator
12 40 (3.28%) Infrastructure Manager
13 39 (3.20%) Infrastructure Project Manager
14 38 (3.12%) Junior
14 38 (3.12%) Project Analyst
15 36 (2.95%) PMO Lead
16 35 (2.87%) GDPR Project Manager
17 34 (2.79%) PMO Manager
17 34 (2.79%) Project Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (1.31%) XML
2 12 (0.98%) HTML
3 11 (0.90%) CSS
4 10 (0.82%) LDAP
4 10 (0.82%) Web Services
5 8 (0.66%) SailPoint
6 6 (0.49%) SAML
6 6 (0.49%) SPNEGO
6 6 (0.49%) WCF
6 6 (0.49%) Windows Identity Foundation
7 5 (0.41%) .NET
7 5 (0.41%) J2EE
7 5 (0.41%) RESTful
7 5 (0.41%) Velocity
8 4 (0.33%) Middleware
8 4 (0.33%) Oracle Fusion
9 2 (0.16%) COM
9 2 (0.16%) EJB
9 2 (0.16%) JSP
9 2 (0.16%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 125 (10.25%) Analytical Skills
2 60 (4.92%) Management Information System
3 48 (3.94%) PMI
4 40 (3.28%) Data Centre
5 37 (3.04%) Virtual Team
6 20 (1.64%) User Experience
7 16 (1.31%) e-Learning
8 13 (1.07%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 12 (0.98%) Computer Science
9 12 (0.98%) Learning Management System
10 11 (0.90%) Enterprise Software
11 10 (0.82%) FMCG
11 10 (0.82%) Mobile App
11 10 (0.82%) NHS
12 8 (0.66%) Derivative
13 7 (0.57%) Credit Risk
13 7 (0.57%) Market Risk
13 7 (0.57%) Social Media
14 6 (0.49%) Fat Client
14 6 (0.49%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 62 (5.09%) Windows
2 19 (1.56%) Windows Server
3 15 (1.23%) Unix
4 13 (1.07%) Linux
5 11 (0.90%) Windows 10
6 10 (0.82%) Windows 7
7 8 (0.66%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (0.49%) AIX
8 6 (0.49%) Solaris
9 5 (0.41%) SUSE
9 5 (0.41%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (0.33%) HPUX
10 4 (0.33%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (0.25%) Android
11 3 (0.25%) Apple iOS
11 3 (0.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (0.25%) VxWorks
12 2 (0.16%) Windows 2000
12 2 (0.16%) Windows Vista
12 2 (0.16%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 585 (47.99%) Project Management
2 412 (33.80%) PRINCE2
3 348 (28.55%) Agile Software Development
4 277 (22.72%) Stakeholder Management
5 221 (18.13%) Project Planning
6 146 (11.98%) Risk Management
7 143 (11.73%) Change Management
8 121 (9.93%) Programme Management
9 118 (9.68%) Change Control
10 95 (7.79%) Waterfall
11 80 (6.56%) SDLC
12 78 (6.40%) Project Governance
13 77 (6.32%) ITIL
13 77 (6.32%) Scrum
14 71 (5.82%) Business Analysis
15 67 (5.50%) CRM
15 67 (5.50%) Matrix Organization
16 62 (5.09%) Migration
17 61 (5.00%) Business Intelligence
18 55 (4.51%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 61 (5.00%) SQL
2 37 (3.04%) C
3 13 (1.07%) Python
4 10 (0.82%) VBA
5 9 (0.74%) T-SQL
6 7 (0.57%) Java
7 6 (0.49%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
7 6 (0.49%) JavaScript
7 6 (0.49%) VB
8 5 (0.41%) Groovy
9 4 (0.33%) C++
9 4 (0.33%) PHP
10 3 (0.25%) Pascal
11 2 (0.16%) Bash Shell
11 2 (0.16%) C-shell
11 2 (0.16%) Korn
11 2 (0.16%) Perl
11 2 (0.16%) PL/SQL
11 2 (0.16%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.082%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 189 (15.50%) Security Cleared
2 169 (13.86%) SC Cleared
3 127 (10.42%) PMI Certification
4 114 (9.35%) PMP
5 106 (8.70%) Degree
6 56 (4.59%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 51 (4.18%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 40 (3.28%) APMP
8 40 (3.28%) ISEB
9 19 (1.56%) DV Cleared
10 16 (1.31%) ISTQB
11 12 (0.98%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 12 (0.98%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 8 (0.66%) HNC
12 8 (0.66%) HND
13 7 (0.57%) BPSS Clearance
13 7 (0.57%) ITIL Certification
14 5 (0.41%) Microsoft Certification
15 4 (0.33%) Master's Degree
16 3 (0.25%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 313 (25.68%) PMO
2 64 (5.25%) QA
3 62 (5.09%) GDPR
4 15 (1.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 13 (1.07%) PCI DSS
6 11 (0.90%) Disclosure Scotland
6 11 (0.90%) SLA
7 10 (0.82%) MiFID
7 10 (0.82%) P3O
7 10 (0.82%) PMBOK
8 5 (0.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 4 (0.33%) Data Quality
9 4 (0.33%) Dodd-Frank
9 4 (0.33%) GxP
9 4 (0.33%) HMG Infosec
9 4 (0.33%) Solvency II
10 3 (0.25%) EMIR
10 3 (0.25%) IEC 61508
10 3 (0.25%) IEC 62304
10 3 (0.25%) IFRS
System Software
1 39 (3.20%) Active Directory
2 18 (1.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (0.57%) VMware Workstation
3 7 (0.57%) vSphere
4 6 (0.49%) Hyper-V
4 6 (0.49%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (0.33%) KVM
5 4 (0.33%) Oracle RAC
5 4 (0.33%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 3 (0.25%) Firmware
7 2 (0.16%) Samba
8 1 (0.082%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.082%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.082%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.082%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.082%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 22 (1.80%) HP Quality Center
2 16 (1.31%) SCCM
3 14 (1.15%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 11 (0.90%) SCOM
5 6 (0.49%) CA Single Sign-On
5 6 (0.49%) WhatsUp Gold
6 4 (0.33%) BMC PATROL
6 4 (0.33%) OpenView
7 3 (0.25%) Ansible
7 3 (0.25%) Microsoft Intune
7 3 (0.25%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (0.25%) Puppet
8 2 (0.16%) DameWare
9 1 (0.082%) AirWatch
9 1 (0.082%) EMC NetWorker
9 1 (0.082%) Norton AntiVirus
9 1 (0.082%) PaperCut
Vendors
1 513 (42.08%) Microsoft
2 52 (4.27%) SAP
3 45 (3.69%) Oracle
4 41 (3.36%) HP
5 24 (1.97%) Citrix
6 21 (1.72%) VMware
7 17 (1.39%) CA
8 16 (1.31%) Adobe
8 16 (1.31%) BMC
8 16 (1.31%) Cisco
9 14 (1.15%) Remedy
10 13 (1.07%) Salesforce.com
11 11 (0.90%) Progress
12 10 (0.82%) ServiceNow
13 8 (0.66%) CheckPoint
14 7 (0.57%) Atlassian
14 7 (0.57%) IBM
15 6 (0.49%) Axway
15 6 (0.49%) ForgeRock
15 6 (0.49%) Xerox