Period
to 20 September 2021

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 September 2021 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 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 329 288 310
Rank change year-on-year -41 +22 -31
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Project 612 236 755
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.77% 0.81% 0.85%
As % of the Applications category 10.47% 10.32% 10.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 450 168 499
10th Percentile £280 £197 £231
25th Percentile £375 £313 £325
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £425 £425
Median % change year-on-year +11.76% - +1.07%
75th Percentile £575 £532 £525
90th Percentile £657 £550 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £388 £404
% change year-on-year +9.68% -4.08% +1.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 0 15
10th Percentile £14.25 " £14.84
25th Percentile £18.30 " £21.00
Median hourly rate £26.87 - £31.50
75th Percentile £39.50 " £38.75
90th Percentile £44.50 " £43.85
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.24 - £35.50

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 5,843 2,286 7,425
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 7.39% 7.84% 8.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,626 1,424 4,479
10th Percentile £156 £135 £145
25th Percentile £277 £225 £225
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £425 £386 £375
Median % change year-on-year +10.03% +3.00% -
75th Percentile £538 £500 £475
90th Percentile £625 £599 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 476 203 641
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.19 £10.80
25th Percentile £13.25 £13.29 £13.50
Median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.25
Median % change year-on-year -7.89% +10.14% +4.55%
75th Percentile £26.56 £30.25 £26.83
90th Percentile £44.60 £47.70 £47.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.13 £18.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -12.81% +12.12% +6.45%

Microsoft Project
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Microsoft Project as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Project in the UK

Microsoft Project
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Microsoft Project.

Daily rate trend for Microsoft Project in the UK

Microsoft Project
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Microsoft Project over the 6 months to 20 September 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Microsoft Project in the UK

Microsoft Project
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Microsoft Project.

Hourly rate trend for Microsoft Project in the UK

Microsoft Project
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Microsoft Project over the 6 months to 20 September 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for Microsoft Project in the UK

Microsoft Project
Top 17 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 September 2021. 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 -62 476 £475 +9.78% 70
UK excluding London -26 308 £425 +9.68% 46
London -76 188 £525 +5.00% 24
Work from Home -122 162 £475 - 5
South East -43 86 £419 -6.89% 14
Midlands -35 67 £515 +35.88% 11
North of England -55 61 £425 +13.33% 7
West Midlands -21 60 £518 +33.55% 7
North West -31 47 £433 +4.85% 5
Scotland -59 40 £315 -16.00%
East of England -29 23 £388 -15.76% 6
South West -41 22 £529 +51.07% 7
Yorkshire -48 10 £438 +56.25% 2
East Midlands -33 7 £470 +40.30% 4
Wales -18 6 £338 -30.77% 1
North East -16 4 £348 -18.12%
Northern Ireland - 4 £271 -

For the 6 months to 20 September 2021, 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.

1 330 (53.92%) Project Management
2 286 (46.73%) Microsoft
3 274 (44.77%) Social Skills
4 218 (35.62%) Agile Software Development
5 215 (35.13%) Finance
6 171 (27.94%) Microsoft Excel
7 168 (27.45%) PRINCE2
7 168 (27.45%) Project Delivery
8 153 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
9 135 (22.06%) PMO
10 128 (20.92%) Stakeholder Management
11 122 (19.93%) Microsoft PowerPoint
12 115 (18.79%) Security Cleared
13 102 (16.67%) JIRA
14 97 (15.85%) Public Sector
15 95 (15.52%) MS Visio
16 94 (15.36%) Business Case
17 92 (15.03%) SC Cleared
18 83 (13.56%) Waterfall
19 79 (12.91%) Migration
20 72 (11.76%) Problem-Solving
21 69 (11.27%) Organisational Skills
21 69 (11.27%) Risk Management
21 69 (11.27%) Change Management
22 63 (10.29%) Programme Management
22 63 (10.29%) PMP
23 61 (9.97%) Analytical Skills
24 59 (9.64%) Degree
25 58 (9.48%) SharePoint
26 53 (8.66%) 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 58 (9.48%) SharePoint
2 42 (6.86%) Confluence
3 9 (1.47%) Apache
4 6 (0.98%) IIS
5 5 (0.82%) nginx
5 5 (0.82%) Tomcat
6 3 (0.49%) MS Project Server
7 2 (0.33%) CMS
7 2 (0.33%) JBoss
7 2 (0.33%) WebLogic
7 2 (0.33%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.16%) Appian
8 1 (0.16%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.16%) Drupal
8 1 (0.16%) EPiServer
8 1 (0.16%) SAS
8 1 (0.16%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.16%) Umbraco
Applications
1 171 (27.94%) Microsoft Excel
2 153 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
3 122 (19.93%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 95 (15.52%) MS Visio
5 10 (1.63%) Open Workbench
6 6 (0.98%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.65%) AutoCAD
7 4 (0.65%) Revit
Business Applications
1 11 (1.80%) Primavera
2 6 (0.98%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
2 6 (0.98%) SAP S/4HANA
3 5 (0.82%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.82%) SAP FI
4 4 (0.65%) Dynamics NAV
4 4 (0.65%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 3 (0.49%) Oracle Receivables
5 3 (0.49%) SAP CO
5 3 (0.49%) SAP FI/CO
6 2 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.33%) NetSuite
6 2 (0.33%) Oracle ERP
6 2 (0.33%) Q-Pulse
6 2 (0.33%) Workday HCM
6 2 (0.33%) Workfront
7 1 (0.16%) CA PPM
7 1 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.16%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 47 (7.68%) Azure
2 45 (7.35%) Microsoft 365
3 29 (4.74%) AWS
4 20 (3.27%) Power Platform
5 10 (1.63%) SuccessFactors
6 8 (1.31%) Smartsheet
6 8 (1.31%) Trello
7 7 (1.14%) IaaS
8 6 (0.98%) GitHub
8 6 (0.98%) Google Workspace
9 5 (0.82%) Apigee
9 5 (0.82%) Miro
9 5 (0.82%) SaaS
10 4 (0.65%) Basecamp
10 4 (0.65%) Dynamics 365
10 4 (0.65%) Google Analytics
10 4 (0.65%) Google Tag Manager
11 3 (0.49%) Azure Active Directory
11 3 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
12 2 (0.33%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (2.45%) WAN
2 14 (2.29%) LAN
3 13 (2.12%) SSL
4 12 (1.96%) SAN
5 11 (1.80%) Firewall
6 8 (1.31%) Internet
7 7 (1.14%) NAS
7 7 (1.14%) Unified Communications
8 6 (0.98%) MPLS
9 5 (0.82%) Kerberos
10 4 (0.65%) Skype
10 4 (0.65%) Wi-Fi
10 4 (0.65%) Wireless
11 3 (0.49%) 4G
11 3 (0.49%) MVNO
11 3 (0.49%) VoLTE
11 3 (0.49%) VoWiFi
11 3 (0.49%) Wireshark
12 2 (0.33%) LTE
12 2 (0.33%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (4.08%) SAP HANA
2 15 (2.45%) Power BI
3 9 (1.47%) Oracle Reports
4 7 (1.14%) SAP BW
5 6 (0.98%) SQL Server
6 5 (0.82%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (0.65%) BusinessObjects
7 4 (0.65%) MongoDB
7 4 (0.65%) NoSQL
7 4 (0.65%) Oracle Database
7 4 (0.65%) Spotfire
8 3 (0.49%) Big Data
9 2 (0.33%) Data Mining
9 2 (0.33%) DB2
9 2 (0.33%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
9 2 (0.33%) Relational Database
9 2 (0.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 1 (0.16%) GIS
10 1 (0.16%) MS Access
10 1 (0.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 102 (16.67%) JIRA
2 8 (1.31%) Selenium
3 5 (0.82%) Jenkins
4 4 (0.65%) Gatling
4 4 (0.65%) Git (software)
4 4 (0.65%) Postman
5 3 (0.49%) HP UFT
6 2 (0.33%) StarTeam
7 1 (0.16%) AdminStudio
7 1 (0.16%) Bitbucket Server
7 1 (0.16%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.16%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (0.16%) REST Assured
7 1 (0.16%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.16%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.16%) Visual Studio Team System
7 1 (0.16%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 274 (44.77%) Social Skills
2 215 (35.13%) Finance
3 97 (15.85%) Public Sector
4 69 (11.27%) Organisational Skills
5 61 (9.97%) Analytical Skills
6 51 (8.33%) Influencing Skills
7 43 (7.03%) Presentation Skills
8 34 (5.56%) Banking
9 25 (4.08%) Telecoms
10 20 (3.27%) Legal
11 19 (3.10%) Investment Banking
12 13 (2.12%) Law
12 13 (2.12%) Local Government
13 12 (1.96%) Retail
14 11 (1.80%) Billing
14 11 (1.80%) Front Office
14 11 (1.80%) Manufacturing
15 6 (0.98%) Automotive
15 6 (0.98%) Marketing
15 6 (0.98%) Military
Job Titles
1 219 (35.78%) Project Manager
2 73 (11.93%) Analyst
3 55 (8.99%) IT Manager
4 49 (8.01%) IT Project Manager
5 35 (5.72%) PMO Analyst
6 32 (5.23%) Senior Manager
7 31 (5.07%) Business Analyst
8 30 (4.90%) Senior Project Manager
9 25 (4.08%) Programme Manager
9 25 (4.08%) Test Manager
10 22 (3.59%) Infrastructure Manager
11 19 (3.10%) Delivery Manager
11 19 (3.10%) PMO Lead
12 17 (2.78%) Architect
12 17 (2.78%) Infrastructure Project Manager
12 17 (2.78%) Project Planner
13 14 (2.29%) SC Cleared Project Manager
14 13 (2.12%) Project Leader
14 13 (2.12%) Support Officer
15 12 (1.96%) Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (1.63%) HTML
2 9 (1.47%) XML
3 7 (1.14%) .NET
3 7 (1.14%) LDAP
3 7 (1.14%) Middleware
4 5 (0.82%) HTML5
4 5 (0.82%) JSON
4 5 (0.82%) OAuth
4 5 (0.82%) OAuth2
4 5 (0.82%) OpenID
4 5 (0.82%) React
4 5 (0.82%) REST
4 5 (0.82%) SailPoint
4 5 (0.82%) SAML
4 5 (0.82%) SPNEGO
4 5 (0.82%) WCF
4 5 (0.82%) Web Services
4 5 (0.82%) Windows Identity Foundation
5 4 (0.65%) CSS
5 4 (0.65%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 36 (5.88%) Data Centre
2 31 (5.07%) Management Information System
3 28 (4.58%) PMI
4 18 (2.94%) User Experience
5 14 (2.29%) Self-Motivation
6 13 (2.12%) Derivative
6 13 (2.12%) Legacy Systems
6 13 (2.12%) Mobile App
7 11 (1.80%) Virtual Team
8 10 (1.63%) Market Risk
8 10 (1.63%) NHS
9 9 (1.47%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 8 (1.31%) Enterprise Software
11 7 (1.14%) Legacy Applications
12 5 (0.82%) FMCG
12 5 (0.82%) PKI
12 5 (0.82%) Private Cloud
13 4 (0.65%) Equities
13 4 (0.65%) Life Science
13 4 (0.65%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 31 (5.07%) Windows
2 18 (2.94%) Unix
3 13 (2.12%) Linux
4 9 (1.47%) Apple iOS
5 8 (1.31%) Windows 10
6 6 (0.98%) Windows Server
7 3 (0.49%) Android
8 2 (0.33%) Mac OS X
8 2 (0.33%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 330 (53.92%) Project Management
2 218 (35.62%) Agile Software Development
3 168 (27.45%) PRINCE2
3 168 (27.45%) Project Delivery
4 128 (20.92%) Stakeholder Management
5 94 (15.36%) Business Case
6 83 (13.56%) Waterfall
7 79 (12.91%) Migration
8 72 (11.76%) Problem-Solving
9 69 (11.27%) Change Management
9 69 (11.27%) Risk Management
10 63 (10.29%) Programme Management
11 52 (8.50%) SDLC
12 51 (8.33%) ITIL
13 50 (8.17%) Project Planning
14 46 (7.52%) Coaching
15 44 (7.19%) Change Control
16 42 (6.86%) Collaborative Working
16 42 (6.86%) Project Governance
17 40 (6.54%) Decision-Making
Programming Languages
1 22 (3.59%) SQL
2 10 (1.63%) Python
2 10 (1.63%) VB
3 8 (1.31%) Java
4 6 (0.98%) JavaScript
5 5 (0.82%) C#
5 5 (0.82%) VBA
6 3 (0.49%) C
7 2 (0.33%) C++
7 2 (0.33%) Scala
7 2 (0.33%) Shell Script
7 2 (0.33%) TypeScript
8 1 (0.16%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.16%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.16%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.16%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 115 (18.79%) Security Cleared
2 92 (15.03%) SC Cleared
3 63 (10.29%) PMP
4 59 (9.64%) Degree
5 50 (8.17%) PMI Certification
6 22 (3.59%) ISTQB
7 20 (3.27%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 12 (1.96%) APMP
8 12 (1.96%) DV Cleared
8 12 (1.96%) ITIL Certification
8 12 (1.96%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 11 (1.80%) ACCA
9 11 (1.80%) CIMA
9 11 (1.80%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 9 (1.47%) ISEB
10 9 (1.47%) Master's Degree
11 4 (0.65%) BICSI Certification
11 4 (0.65%) BICSI RCDD
11 4 (0.65%) CISSP
11 4 (0.65%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 135 (22.06%) PMO
2 27 (4.41%) QA
3 12 (1.96%) Data Quality
4 9 (1.47%) Accessibility
5 8 (1.31%) P3O
6 5 (0.82%) GDPR
7 4 (0.65%) Disclosure Scotland
7 4 (0.65%) SLA
8 3 (0.49%) FATCA
8 3 (0.49%) MiFID
9 2 (0.33%) GRC
9 2 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 2 (0.33%) PMBOK
10 1 (0.16%) EMIR
System Software
1 8 (1.31%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (0.98%) Active Directory
3 4 (0.65%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.33%) OCFS2
4 2 (0.33%) PowerHA
4 2 (0.33%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (0.16%) KVM
5 1 (0.16%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.16%) NFS
5 1 (0.16%) Postfix
5 1 (0.16%) qmail
5 1 (0.16%) Samba
5 1 (0.16%) Sendmail
5 1 (0.16%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.16%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.16%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 6 (0.98%) Ansible
1 6 (0.98%) Single Sign-On
2 5 (0.82%) CA Single Sign-On
3 4 (0.65%) Grafana
3 4 (0.65%) HP ALM
3 4 (0.65%) Kibana
3 4 (0.65%) Microsoft Intune
3 4 (0.65%) SCCM
4 3 (0.49%) Puppet
5 2 (0.33%) Salt
5 2 (0.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (0.33%) Terraform
6 1 (0.16%) BMC PATROL
6 1 (0.16%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.16%) LiteSpeed
6 1 (0.16%) NetVault Backup
6 1 (0.16%) OpenView
6 1 (0.16%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.16%) Red Hat Satellite
6 1 (0.16%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 286 (46.73%) Microsoft
2 53 (8.66%) SAP
3 38 (6.21%) Oracle
4 29 (4.74%) CheckPoint
5 22 (3.59%) ServiceNow
6 14 (2.29%) VMware
7 9 (1.47%) BT
7 9 (1.47%) Planview
8 7 (1.14%) Google
8 7 (1.14%) HP
9 6 (0.98%) BMC
9 6 (0.98%) Kenexa
10 5 (0.82%) CA
10 5 (0.82%) Cisco
10 5 (0.82%) Citrix
10 5 (0.82%) DocuSign
10 5 (0.82%) Salesforce.com
11 4 (0.65%) Apple
11 4 (0.65%) IBM
11 4 (0.65%) Workday