Period
to 21 August 2017

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 21 August 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
6 months to
21 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 203 205 145
Rank change year-on-year +2 -60 -27
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Project 1233 1410 1890
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.29% 1.30% 1.67%
As % of the Applications category 14.67% 14.02% 15.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 855 958 1243
UK median daily rate £400 £375 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -2.60% -0.65%
10th Percentile £250 £231 £223
90th Percentile £585 £550 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £355
% change year-on-year +7.14% -1.41% -2.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 24 52
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £22.14 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +58.08% -1.60% +25.00%
10th Percentile £16.75 £15.23 £11.25
90th Percentile £45.00 £41.28 £150.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +55.56% - +32.35%

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 8406 10058 12194
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 8.77% 9.27% 10.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 4917 5959 6888
UK median daily rate £355 £338 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.19% - +3.85%
10th Percentile £150 £150 £155
90th Percentile £550 £525 £531
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £320 £325
% change year-on-year +3.13% -1.54% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 686 898 1179
UK median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +10.00% -3.23%
10th Percentile £10.05 £10.00 £10.00
90th Percentile £42.51 £38.75 £36.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year -6.06% +13.79% -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 21 August 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 6 months to 21 August 2017.

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 21 August 2017. 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 +2 1152 £400 +6.67% 85
UK excluding London +21 784 £375 +7.14% 62
London -45 432 £438 +6.06% 25
South East +31 284 £375 +7.14% 18
South West +62 139 £400 +14.70% 10
North of England +35 127 £375 +7.14% 17
Midlands -13 109 £325 -7.14% 6
West Midlands -4 71 £325 -0.91% 4
Yorkshire +49 63 £325 - 5
East of England -10 60 £370 -12.94% 8
Scotland -7 48 £400 +22.14% 2
North West -13 40 £413 +10.00% 11
East Midlands -12 35 £375 +7.14% 2
North East +42 24 £405 +28.57% 1
Wales +19 17 £288 +27.78%
Northern Ireland -49 4 £400 +33.33% 1

For the 6 months to 21 August 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.

1 646 (52.39%) Project Management
2 506 (41.04%) Microsoft
3 447 (36.25%) Finance
4 394 (31.95%) PRINCE2
4 394 (31.95%) Microsoft Excel
5 338 (27.41%) Microsoft Office
6 325 (26.36%) Agile Software Development
6 325 (26.36%) PMO
7 262 (21.25%) MS Visio
8 257 (20.84%) Security Cleared
9 239 (19.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 239 (19.38%) Stakeholder Management
10 227 (18.41%) Project Planning
10 227 (18.41%) SC Cleared
11 188 (15.25%) SharePoint
12 147 (11.92%) PMI Certification
13 138 (11.19%) Change Management
14 134 (10.87%) Programme Management
15 133 (10.79%) Analytical Skills
16 120 (9.73%) Degree
17 117 (9.49%) Change Control
18 115 (9.33%) Risk Management
19 110 (8.92%) ITIL
20 96 (7.79%) Banking
21 92 (7.46%) PMP
22 90 (7.30%) Waterfall
23 87 (7.06%) Migration
24 82 (6.65%) PMI
25 81 (6.57%) Business Analysis
26 75 (6.08%) QA

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
1 188 (15.25%) SharePoint
2 66 (5.35%) MS Project Server
3 24 (1.95%) Confluence
4 21 (1.70%) SharePoint Server
5 15 (1.22%) BizTalk Server
6 13 (1.05%) Apache
6 13 (1.05%) OpenStack
6 13 (1.05%) Tomcat
7 12 (0.97%) CMS
8 11 (0.89%) Documentum
9 10 (0.81%) MQSeries
10 9 (0.73%) IIS
10 9 (0.73%) iPlanet
10 9 (0.73%) JBoss
10 9 (0.73%) Oracle Application Server
10 9 (0.73%) WebLogic
10 9 (0.73%) WebLogic Portal
10 9 (0.73%) WebSphere
11 8 (0.65%) Skype for Business
12 5 (0.41%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 394 (31.95%) Microsoft Excel
2 338 (27.41%) Microsoft Office
3 262 (21.25%) MS Visio
4 239 (19.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 15 (1.22%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.24%) AutoCAD
7 2 (0.16%) Acrobat
7 2 (0.16%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.081%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 35 (2.84%) Primavera
2 23 (1.87%) Dynamics CRM
3 10 (0.81%) Maximo
3 10 (0.81%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 10 (0.81%) SAP ERP
4 7 (0.57%) Dynamics AX
5 6 (0.49%) CA PPM
6 4 (0.32%) Dynamics NAV
6 4 (0.32%) SAP S/4HANA
7 3 (0.24%) iTrent
7 3 (0.24%) Oracle EBS
7 3 (0.24%) thinkFolio
7 3 (0.24%) Unit4 Business World
8 2 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
8 2 (0.16%) SAP IS-U
8 2 (0.16%) SAP PP
8 2 (0.16%) Temenos T24
8 2 (0.16%) WebTrends
9 1 (0.081%) Oracle CRM
9 1 (0.081%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 42 (3.41%) Office 365
2 20 (1.62%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (1.14%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (0.81%) SaaS
5 6 (0.49%) Basecamp
5 6 (0.49%) IaaS
6 4 (0.32%) PaaS
6 4 (0.32%) Trello
7 3 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.16%) OneDrive
8 2 (0.16%) Salesforce Service Cloud
8 2 (0.16%) Slack
8 2 (0.16%) Yammer
9 1 (0.081%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (0.081%) G Suite
9 1 (0.081%) IBM Blueworks
9 1 (0.081%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 16 (1.30%) Firewall
2 15 (1.22%) Internet
3 14 (1.14%) LDAP
3 14 (1.14%) TCP/IP
4 12 (0.97%) SAN
4 12 (0.97%) WAN
5 11 (0.89%) Intranet
6 10 (0.81%) NAS
7 8 (0.65%) LAN
8 7 (0.57%) SSL
8 7 (0.57%) Wi-Fi
9 6 (0.49%) DNS
9 6 (0.49%) FCoE
9 6 (0.49%) iSCSI
10 5 (0.41%) ATM
11 4 (0.32%) Kerberos
11 4 (0.32%) Remote Desktop
11 4 (0.32%) Skype
11 4 (0.32%) Unified Communications
12 3 (0.24%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (1.46%) SQL Server
2 16 (1.30%) BusinessObjects
2 16 (1.30%) Oracle Reports
3 13 (1.05%) Data Warehouse
4 9 (0.73%) SAP Data Services
5 6 (0.49%) Power BI
5 6 (0.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 6 (0.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 6 (0.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 5 (0.41%) DB2
7 4 (0.32%) Big Data
7 4 (0.32%) QlikView
8 3 (0.24%) Blockchain
8 3 (0.24%) GIS
9 2 (0.16%) Apache Cassandra
9 2 (0.16%) Hadoop
9 2 (0.16%) MS Access
9 2 (0.16%) NoSQL
9 2 (0.16%) Relational Database
10 1 (0.081%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 61 (4.95%) JIRA
2 10 (0.81%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (0.65%) Git (software)
3 8 (0.65%) Jenkins
4 5 (0.41%) Appcelerator Titanium
4 5 (0.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 5 (0.41%) Bitbucket
4 5 (0.41%) ScriptRunner
4 5 (0.41%) Subversion
4 5 (0.41%) Visual Studio
5 3 (0.24%) GitLab
5 3 (0.24%) HP UFT
5 3 (0.24%) Rational DOORS
5 3 (0.24%) ReSharper
6 2 (0.16%) JIRA Agile
6 2 (0.16%) VersionOne
7 1 (0.081%) gulp
7 1 (0.081%) LSMW
General
1 447 (36.25%) Finance
2 96 (7.79%) Banking
3 67 (5.43%) Telecoms
4 53 (4.30%) Retail
5 50 (4.06%) Legal
6 42 (3.41%) Marketing
7 30 (2.43%) Investment Banking
8 27 (2.19%) Manufacturing
9 20 (1.62%) Law
10 17 (1.38%) Advertising
10 17 (1.38%) Back Office
11 15 (1.22%) Front Office
11 15 (1.22%) Military
12 14 (1.14%) Electronics
13 10 (0.81%) Billing
13 10 (0.81%) Pharmaceutical
14 7 (0.57%) Automotive
15 6 (0.49%) Aerospace
15 6 (0.49%) Financial Institution
15 6 (0.49%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 428 (34.71%) Project Manager
2 197 (15.98%) Analyst
3 104 (8.43%) Project Planner
4 87 (7.06%) Business Analyst
5 78 (6.33%) PMO Analyst
6 69 (5.60%) Coordinator
7 60 (4.87%) Infrastructure Manager
7 60 (4.87%) Infrastructure Project Manager
7 60 (4.87%) Project Coordinator
8 57 (4.62%) IT Manager
9 51 (4.14%) IT Project Manager
10 50 (4.06%) Programme Planner
11 43 (3.49%) Senior Manager
12 41 (3.33%) Senior Project Manager
13 39 (3.16%) PMO Planner
13 39 (3.16%) Project Officer
14 34 (2.76%) Project Analyst
15 32 (2.60%) Support Officer
16 30 (2.43%) Project Support Officer
17 29 (2.35%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (1.14%) XML
2 12 (0.97%) J2EE
3 11 (0.89%) .NET
3 11 (0.89%) Web Services
4 7 (0.57%) SAML
5 6 (0.49%) HTML
6 5 (0.41%) COM
6 5 (0.41%) jQuery
6 5 (0.41%) Middleware
6 5 (0.41%) SOAP
7 4 (0.32%) CSS
7 4 (0.32%) CSS3
7 4 (0.32%) HTML5
7 4 (0.32%) MDX
7 4 (0.32%) REST
7 4 (0.32%) SailPoint
7 4 (0.32%) SPNEGO
7 4 (0.32%) WCF
7 4 (0.32%) Windows Identity Foundation
8 3 (0.24%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 133 (10.79%) Analytical Skills
2 82 (6.65%) PMI
3 67 (5.43%) Management Information System
4 53 (4.30%) Data Centre
5 24 (1.95%) Virtual Team
6 17 (1.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 13 (1.05%) Derivative
7 13 (1.05%) Equities
8 12 (0.97%) User Experience
9 10 (0.81%) Clustering
9 10 (0.81%) Computer Science
9 10 (0.81%) FMCG
10 8 (0.65%) Greenfield Project
11 7 (0.57%) Cybercrime
11 7 (0.57%) Digital Media
11 7 (0.57%) Enterprise Software
11 7 (0.57%) Fixed Income
11 7 (0.57%) NHS
11 7 (0.57%) Video Conferencing
12 6 (0.49%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 57 (4.62%) Windows
2 30 (2.43%) Unix
3 21 (1.70%) Linux
4 14 (1.14%) Windows Server
5 12 (0.97%) AIX
5 12 (0.97%) Solaris
5 12 (0.97%) Windows 10
6 10 (0.81%) HPUX
6 10 (0.81%) SUSE
7 6 (0.49%) Windows 7
7 6 (0.49%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (0.32%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (0.24%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.16%) Apple iOS
10 2 (0.16%) VMS
10 2 (0.16%) Windows 2000
10 2 (0.16%) Windows Vista
10 2 (0.16%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.081%) MVS
11 1 (0.081%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 646 (52.39%) Project Management
2 394 (31.95%) PRINCE2
3 325 (26.36%) Agile Software Development
4 239 (19.38%) Stakeholder Management
5 227 (18.41%) Project Planning
6 138 (11.19%) Change Management
7 134 (10.87%) Programme Management
8 117 (9.49%) Change Control
9 115 (9.33%) Risk Management
10 110 (8.92%) ITIL
11 90 (7.30%) Waterfall
12 87 (7.06%) Migration
13 81 (6.57%) Business Analysis
14 75 (6.08%) Coaching
15 73 (5.92%) Scrum
16 66 (5.35%) Project Governance
17 65 (5.27%) Critical Path Analysis
17 65 (5.27%) Resource Management
18 60 (4.87%) Matrix Organization
19 57 (4.62%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 45 (3.65%) SQL
2 15 (1.22%) VBA
3 13 (1.05%) C
4 9 (0.73%) Python
5 8 (0.65%) Java
6 6 (0.49%) Bash Shell
6 6 (0.49%) C-shell
6 6 (0.49%) Korn
6 6 (0.49%) Perl
6 6 (0.49%) Shell Script
6 6 (0.49%) VB
7 5 (0.41%) Groovy
7 5 (0.41%) PowerShell
8 4 (0.32%) C++
8 4 (0.32%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
8 4 (0.32%) JavaScript
9 3 (0.24%) C#
10 2 (0.16%) R
10 2 (0.16%) VBScript
11 1 (0.081%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 257 (20.84%) Security Cleared
2 227 (18.41%) SC Cleared
3 147 (11.92%) PMI Certification
4 120 (9.73%) Degree
5 92 (7.46%) PMP
6 45 (3.65%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 40 (3.24%) DV Cleared
7 40 (3.24%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 26 (2.11%) APMP
9 18 (1.46%) BPSS Clearance
10 13 (1.05%) ISEB
11 9 (0.73%) ISTQB
12 7 (0.57%) CTC Cleared
12 7 (0.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 6 (0.49%) Master's Degree
14 5 (0.41%) ITIL Certification
15 4 (0.32%) CSQA
16 3 (0.24%) IIBA
16 3 (0.24%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 3 (0.24%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 325 (26.36%) PMO
2 75 (6.08%) QA
3 17 (1.38%) GDPR
4 16 (1.30%) Disclosure Scotland
5 14 (1.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 12 (0.97%) P3O
7 10 (0.81%) PCI DSS
7 10 (0.81%) SLA
8 9 (0.73%) MiFID
9 6 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 5 (0.41%) HMG Infosec
11 4 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 3 (0.24%) Dodd-Frank
12 3 (0.24%) EMIR
12 3 (0.24%) PMBOK
13 2 (0.16%) Data Quality
13 2 (0.16%) GMP
13 2 (0.16%) SEPA
14 1 (0.081%) COBIT
14 1 (0.081%) GxP
System Software
1 22 (1.78%) Active Directory
2 15 (1.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (0.97%) Hyper-V
4 10 (0.81%) KVM
4 10 (0.81%) Oracle RAC
4 10 (0.81%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 7 (0.57%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (0.49%) Samba
7 2 (0.16%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.081%) Firmware
8 1 (0.081%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.081%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 15 (1.22%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 14 (1.14%) HP Quality Center
3 10 (0.81%) OpenView
4 5 (0.41%) BMC PATROL
4 5 (0.41%) SCOM
5 4 (0.32%) CA Single Sign-On
6 3 (0.24%) MOM
6 3 (0.24%) WSUS
7 2 (0.16%) DameWare
7 2 (0.16%) SCCM
8 1 (0.081%) AirWatch
8 1 (0.081%) BladeLogic
8 1 (0.081%) IBM BigFix
8 1 (0.081%) Microsoft Intune
8 1 (0.081%) PaperCut
Vendors
1 506 (41.04%) Microsoft
2 64 (5.19%) SAP
3 40 (3.24%) Oracle
4 29 (2.35%) HP
5 20 (1.62%) Cisco
6 18 (1.46%) VMware
7 16 (1.30%) Citrix
8 13 (1.05%) IBM
8 13 (1.05%) IFS
8 13 (1.05%) Remedy
9 12 (0.97%) CA
10 11 (0.89%) Cognos
10 11 (0.89%) Salesforce.com
11 10 (0.81%) Opsware
11 10 (0.81%) PlateSpin
11 10 (0.81%) Red Hat
11 10 (0.81%) ServiceNow
11 10 (0.81%) Sun
11 10 (0.81%) Veritas
12 9 (0.73%) F5