Period
to 24 September 2019

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 24 September 2019 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
24 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 307 271 222
Rank change year-on-year -36 -49 -2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Project 751 1,003 1,181
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.85% 0.98% 1.21%
As % of the Applications category 10.16% 11.57% 13.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 481 686 830
UK median daily rate £435 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £230 £231 £255
90th Percentile £625 £625 £576
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 23 30
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £26.50 £25.31
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.08% +4.70% +12.49%
10th Percentile £16.18 £15.25 £16.63
90th Percentile £48.30 £42.75 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £25.81 £25.31
% change year-on-year +35.61% +1.98% -0.75%

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 7,394 8,667 8,475
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 8.35% 8.50% 8.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,366 5,170 5,059
UK median daily rate £375 £375 £351
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.99% +3.70%
10th Percentile £149 £148 £147
90th Percentile £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £328
% change year-on-year - +6.87% +2.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 655 771 651
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.06% +3.13% -3.03%
10th Percentile £10.80 £10.50 £10.00
90th Percentile £49.50 £41.25 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year +6.45% +3.33% -9.09%

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 24 September 2019.

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 24 September 2019.

Contractor 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 24 September 2019. 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 -43 669 £438 +2.94% 96
UK excluding London -25 482 £413 +3.13% 77
London -17 245 £488 -2.50% 25
South East -20 170 £400 -3.96% 27
Midlands +31 81 £419 +11.67% 16
South West -10 70 £425 +6.25% 11
North of England -3 59 £413 +10.00% 14
West Midlands +21 57 £400 +6.67% 6
East of England +9 44 £420 -11.58% 3
Scotland +8 38 £350 +7.69% 4
North West -7 27 £400 +3.90% 6
East Midlands +25 24 £450 -3.23% 10
Yorkshire +22 24 £463 +23.33% 8
Wales +31 16 £444 +39.76%
North East +25 8 £433 +23.71%
Channel Islands - 3 £600 -
Northern Ireland - 2 £425 - 2

For the 6 months to 24 September 2019, 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.

1 383 (51.00%) Project Management
2 301 (40.08%) Microsoft
3 273 (36.35%) Microsoft Excel
4 268 (35.69%) Finance
5 242 (32.22%) PRINCE2
6 208 (27.70%) Agile Software Development
7 197 (26.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 181 (24.10%) PMO
9 173 (23.04%) Microsoft Office
10 151 (20.11%) Project Delivery
11 127 (16.91%) Security Cleared
12 121 (16.11%) Analytical Skills
13 119 (15.85%) Stakeholder Management
14 107 (14.25%) MS Visio
15 105 (13.98%) SharePoint
16 101 (13.45%) SC Cleared
17 97 (12.92%) PMI Certification
18 83 (11.05%) Waterfall
19 82 (10.92%) Programme Management
20 81 (10.79%) Dependency Management
21 78 (10.39%) Public Sector
22 77 (10.25%) Migration
23 75 (9.99%) Project Planning
24 72 (9.59%) Change Management
25 71 (9.45%) Oracle
25 71 (9.45%) Windows
26 70 (9.32%) PMP
27 69 (9.19%) Problem-Solving
28 68 (9.05%) Risk Management
29 65 (8.66%) JIRA

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
1 105 (13.98%) SharePoint
2 37 (4.93%) MS Project Server
3 31 (4.13%) Confluence
4 18 (2.40%) WebLogic
5 7 (0.93%) Skype for Business
6 6 (0.80%) IBM Notes
7 5 (0.67%) MS Exchange
8 3 (0.40%) CMS
9 2 (0.27%) Drupal
9 2 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (0.27%) IBM Domino
9 2 (0.27%) Oracle Workflow
10 1 (0.13%) IBM Transformation Extender
10 1 (0.13%) IIS
10 1 (0.13%) SAS
Applications
1 273 (36.35%) Microsoft Excel
2 197 (26.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 173 (23.04%) Microsoft Office
4 107 (14.25%) MS Visio
5 7 (0.93%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.27%) Acrobat
6 2 (0.27%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 25 (3.33%) Primavera
2 12 (1.60%) Oracle ERP
3 10 (1.33%) SAP S/4HANA
4 5 (0.67%) Oracle EBS
5 4 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
5 4 (0.53%) Oracle EBS R12
5 4 (0.53%) Oracle General Ledger
6 3 (0.40%) Remedy ITSM
7 2 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (0.27%) Oracle Payables
7 2 (0.27%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 2 (0.27%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 2 (0.27%) SAP CO
7 2 (0.27%) SAP CRM
7 2 (0.27%) SAP FI
7 2 (0.27%) SAP FI/CO
7 2 (0.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 1 (0.13%) iTrent
8 1 (0.13%) Relativity
8 1 (0.13%) SAP Forecasting and Replenishment
Cloud Services
1 53 (7.06%) Office 365
2 32 (4.26%) Azure
3 14 (1.86%) AWS
4 7 (0.93%) Power Platform
4 7 (0.93%) SaaS
4 7 (0.93%) Trello
5 6 (0.80%) Dynamics 365
6 5 (0.67%) Smartsheet
7 4 (0.53%) Google Analytics
7 4 (0.53%) Slack
7 4 (0.53%) Yammer
8 3 (0.40%) OneDrive
9 2 (0.27%) SuccessFactors
10 1 (0.13%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.13%) Basecamp
10 1 (0.13%) GCP
10 1 (0.13%) Google Docs
10 1 (0.13%) IBM Blueworks
10 1 (0.13%) npm
10 1 (0.13%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 18 (2.40%) LAN
2 16 (2.13%) WAN
3 11 (1.46%) Firewall
3 11 (1.46%) Internet
4 10 (1.33%) VoIP
5 8 (1.07%) Intranet
5 8 (1.07%) Skype
6 6 (0.80%) DWDM
6 6 (0.80%) Ethernet
6 6 (0.80%) SAN
7 5 (0.67%) Remote Desktop
7 5 (0.67%) TCP/IP
7 5 (0.67%) VPN
7 5 (0.67%) WebEx
7 5 (0.67%) Wi-Fi
8 4 (0.53%) Unified Communications
9 3 (0.40%) MPLS
10 2 (0.27%) Cisco IOS
10 2 (0.27%) Extranet
10 2 (0.27%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (2.26%) Oracle OWB
2 13 (1.73%) SQL Server
3 10 (1.33%) Oracle Reports
4 9 (1.20%) Relational Database
5 8 (1.07%) DB2
5 8 (1.07%) DB2 UDB
6 6 (0.80%) BusinessObjects
6 6 (0.80%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (0.80%) Power BI
7 5 (0.67%) Big Data
7 5 (0.67%) SAP Data Services
8 4 (0.53%) QlikView
8 4 (0.53%) SAP BW
9 2 (0.27%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
9 2 (0.27%) MS Access
9 2 (0.27%) NoSQL
9 2 (0.27%) Oracle Exadata
10 1 (0.13%) Geospatial Data
10 1 (0.13%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 65 (8.66%) JIRA
2 11 (1.46%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (1.07%) Visual Studio Team System
4 3 (0.40%) Git (software)
4 3 (0.40%) Zephyr
5 2 (0.27%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.13%) Balsamiq
6 1 (0.13%) Grunt
6 1 (0.13%) gulp
6 1 (0.13%) JMeter
6 1 (0.13%) LoadUI
6 1 (0.13%) Selenium
6 1 (0.13%) SoapUI
6 1 (0.13%) StarTeam
6 1 (0.13%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 268 (35.69%) Finance
2 78 (10.39%) Public Sector
3 59 (7.86%) Telecoms
4 32 (4.26%) Banking
5 23 (3.06%) Retail
6 22 (2.93%) Manufacturing
7 21 (2.80%) Marketing
8 11 (1.46%) Electronics
8 11 (1.46%) French Language
9 10 (1.33%) German Language
10 8 (1.07%) Billing
10 8 (1.07%) Law
11 7 (0.93%) Financial Institution
11 7 (0.93%) Legal
11 7 (0.93%) Military
12 6 (0.80%) Local Government
13 5 (0.67%) Front Office
13 5 (0.67%) Investment Banking
13 5 (0.67%) Spanish Language
14 4 (0.53%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 273 (36.35%) Project Manager
2 92 (12.25%) Analyst
3 47 (6.26%) IT Manager
3 47 (6.26%) Programme Planner
4 46 (6.13%) Coordinator
5 44 (5.86%) Project Planner
6 42 (5.59%) IT Project Manager
7 41 (5.46%) PMO Analyst
8 31 (4.13%) Business Analyst
8 31 (4.13%) Project Coordinator
9 29 (3.86%) Programme Manager
10 23 (3.06%) Junior
11 22 (2.93%) Senior Manager
12 21 (2.80%) Infrastructure Manager
12 21 (2.80%) PMO Manager
13 20 (2.66%) Infrastructure Project Manager
14 19 (2.53%) Consultant
14 19 (2.53%) PMO Planner
15 18 (2.40%) Delivery Manager
15 18 (2.40%) Senior Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (2.66%) XML
2 8 (1.07%) EDI
3 6 (0.80%) .NET
4 5 (0.67%) HTML
5 4 (0.53%) CGI
5 4 (0.53%) Middleware
5 4 (0.53%) Oracle Fusion
6 3 (0.40%) CSS
7 2 (0.27%) .NET Framework
7 2 (0.27%) Web Services
8 1 (0.13%) ActiveX
8 1 (0.13%) AngularJS
8 1 (0.13%) EDIFACT
8 1 (0.13%) Node.js
8 1 (0.13%) React
8 1 (0.13%) SOAP
8 1 (0.13%) WCF
8 1 (0.13%) XML Schema
8 1 (0.13%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 121 (16.11%) Analytical Skills
2 43 (5.73%) Management Information System
3 40 (5.33%) PMI
4 33 (4.39%) Self-Motivation
5 20 (2.66%) Virtual Team
6 19 (2.53%) Data Centre
7 14 (1.86%) User Experience
8 10 (1.33%) Public Cloud
9 8 (1.07%) Derivative
9 8 (1.07%) Greenfield Project
10 7 (0.93%) Client/Server
10 7 (0.93%) CMDB
11 6 (0.80%) Enterprise Storage
11 6 (0.80%) OTC Derivatives
12 5 (0.67%) ASIC
12 5 (0.67%) NHS
13 4 (0.53%) FMCG
13 4 (0.53%) Life Science
14 3 (0.40%) Hedge funds
14 3 (0.40%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 71 (9.45%) Windows
2 29 (3.86%) Windows 10
3 21 (2.80%) Unix
4 19 (2.53%) Windows 7
5 13 (1.73%) Windows Server
6 9 (1.20%) Windows XP
7 6 (0.80%) Linux
8 5 (0.67%) Windows 8
9 4 (0.53%) Android
9 4 (0.53%) Apple iOS
10 3 (0.40%) Windows 2000
10 3 (0.40%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (0.27%) Mac OS
11 2 (0.27%) Mac OS X
11 2 (0.27%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (0.27%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (0.27%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 383 (51.00%) Project Management
2 242 (32.22%) PRINCE2
3 208 (27.70%) Agile Software Development
4 151 (20.11%) Project Delivery
5 119 (15.85%) Stakeholder Management
6 83 (11.05%) Waterfall
7 82 (10.92%) Programme Management
8 81 (10.79%) Dependency Management
9 77 (10.25%) Migration
10 75 (9.99%) Project Planning
11 72 (9.59%) Change Management
12 69 (9.19%) Problem-Solving
13 68 (9.05%) Risk Management
14 59 (7.86%) Scrum
15 56 (7.46%) Change Control
16 48 (6.39%) ITIL
17 47 (6.26%) SDLC
18 44 (5.86%) ERP
18 44 (5.86%) PRINCE
19 41 (5.46%) Project Governance
Programming Languages
1 37 (4.93%) SQL
2 23 (3.06%) Java
3 20 (2.66%) C
4 7 (0.93%) C#
4 7 (0.93%) VBA
5 3 (0.40%) C++
5 3 (0.40%) JavaScript
6 2 (0.27%) ABAP
7 1 (0.13%) ActionScript
7 1 (0.13%) ActionScript 2.0
7 1 (0.13%) R
7 1 (0.13%) TypeScript
7 1 (0.13%) X++
7 1 (0.13%) XPath
Qualifications
1 127 (16.91%) Security Cleared
2 101 (13.45%) SC Cleared
3 97 (12.92%) PMI Certification
4 70 (9.32%) PMP
5 52 (6.92%) Degree
6 30 (3.99%) APMP
7 27 (3.60%) ISEB
8 26 (3.46%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 25 (3.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 15 (2.00%) ISEB Practitioner
11 14 (1.86%) DV Cleared
12 11 (1.46%) APMG
13 5 (0.67%) Microsoft Certification
14 4 (0.53%) BPSS Clearance
14 4 (0.53%) CISA
14 4 (0.53%) CISM
14 4 (0.53%) CISSP
14 4 (0.53%) Computer Science Degree
14 4 (0.53%) CTC Cleared
14 4 (0.53%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 181 (24.10%) PMO
2 38 (5.06%) QA
3 11 (1.46%) SLA
4 7 (0.93%) P3O
5 6 (0.80%) Data Quality
6 5 (0.67%) MiFID
7 4 (0.53%) ISO 9000
7 4 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 4 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 4 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 3 (0.40%) GDPR
9 2 (0.27%) GAAP
9 2 (0.27%) TARGET2
10 1 (0.13%) COBIT
10 1 (0.13%) Disclosure Scotland
10 1 (0.13%) IFRS
10 1 (0.13%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.13%) PMBOK
10 1 (0.13%) Solvency II
System Software
1 20 (2.66%) Active Directory
2 7 (0.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.53%) Hyper-V
3 4 (0.53%) Microsoft App-V
3 4 (0.53%) vSphere
4 2 (0.27%) NDS
4 2 (0.27%) NetIQ eDirectory
4 2 (0.27%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (0.27%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (0.13%) BitLocker
5 1 (0.13%) Firmware
5 1 (0.13%) Terminal Server
5 1 (0.13%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 9 (1.20%) SCCM
2 8 (1.07%) NetBackup
3 5 (0.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 4 (0.53%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (0.40%) ServiceCenter
6 2 (0.27%) Microsoft Intune
6 2 (0.27%) SCOM
6 2 (0.27%) vRealize
7 1 (0.13%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 301 (40.08%) Microsoft
2 71 (9.45%) Oracle
3 51 (6.79%) SAP
4 20 (2.66%) Cisco
5 18 (2.40%) CheckPoint
5 18 (2.40%) webMethods
6 14 (1.86%) ServiceNow
7 12 (1.60%) JD Edwards
7 12 (1.60%) Remedy
8 10 (1.33%) Citrix
8 10 (1.33%) VMware
9 9 (1.20%) Salesforce.com
10 8 (1.07%) Google
10 8 (1.07%) IBM
11 6 (0.80%) Lotus
11 6 (0.80%) Tableau
11 6 (0.80%) Veritas
12 5 (0.67%) Ariba
12 5 (0.67%) Bomgar
12 5 (0.67%) IFS