Period
to 14 May 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 14 May 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
14 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 295 280 308
Rank change year-on-year -15 +28 -57
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Project 480 445 809
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.84% 0.88% 0.89%
As % of the Applications category 12.24% 10.14% 10.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 329 275 520
10th Percentile £231 £219 £246
25th Percentile £350 £323 £313
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £430 £425 £425
Median % change year-on-year +1.18% - +1.19%
75th Percentile £538 £519 £538
90th Percentile £658 £600 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £423 £395
% change year-on-year -2.96% +6.96% +8.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 8 16
10th Percentile £12.50 £16.93 £17.22
25th Percentile £15.00 £20.15 £22.91
Median hourly rate £19.50 £22.50 £26.42
Median % change year-on-year -13.33% -14.82% +5.66%
75th Percentile £30.25 £26.90 £41.50
90th Percentile £40.90 £28.23 £52.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.50 £21.73 £26.42
% change year-on-year -10.24% -17.76% +5.66%

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 3,923 4,390 7,535
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 6.86% 8.71% 8.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,357 2,580 4,540
10th Percentile £150 £143 £144
25th Percentile £253 £213 £225
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £400 £365 £375
Median % change year-on-year +9.59% -2.67% +3.45%
75th Percentile £500 £488 £484
90th Percentile £596 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £339 £331 £350
% change year-on-year +2.34% -5.36% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 371 475 611
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.36 £10.75
25th Percentile £13.25 £13.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate £18.50 £18.00 £16.50
Median % change year-on-year +2.78% +9.09% +3.13%
75th Percentile £27.74 £23.63 £25.25
90th Percentile £45.00 £43.00 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year +2.86% +9.38% +6.67%

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 14 May 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 14 May 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 14 May 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 -7 365 £439 +3.29% 49
UK excluding London +4 258 £410 -2.96% 40
London -11 134 £481 +1.32% 11
Work from Home -137 134 £450 +31.39% 2
South East -1 79 £405 +7.28% 11
Midlands +9 46 £425 +7.94% 11
North of England +25 45 £460 +11.52% 8
Scotland -2 41 £313 -21.88%
North West +23 38 £473 +18.13% 5
West Midlands +2 38 £425 +6.25% 7
East of England +35 21 £365 -19.34% 2
South West +8 17 £450 +5.88% 6
East Midlands +16 8 £318 -9.29% 4
Northern Ireland +11 7 £430 +7.63% 1
Yorkshire +16 5 £575 +9.52% 3
North East +18 2 £312 +140.19%
Wales -8 2 £393 -19.38% 1

For the 6 months to 14 May 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.

1 252 (52.50%) Project Management
2 243 (50.63%) Microsoft
3 217 (45.21%) Social Skills
4 158 (32.92%) PRINCE2
5 153 (31.88%) Finance
6 140 (29.17%) Agile Software Development
7 138 (28.75%) Project Delivery
8 134 (27.92%) Microsoft Office
9 107 (22.29%) Microsoft Excel
10 98 (20.42%) Stakeholder Management
10 98 (20.42%) PMO
11 90 (18.75%) Public Sector
12 81 (16.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
13 76 (15.83%) Security Cleared
14 74 (15.42%) Waterfall
14 74 (15.42%) MS Visio
15 71 (14.79%) Migration
16 68 (14.17%) Business Case
17 66 (13.75%) Problem-Solving
17 66 (13.75%) ITIL
18 64 (13.33%) SC Cleared
19 60 (12.50%) JIRA
20 58 (12.08%) Programme Management
21 55 (11.46%) Project Planning
21 55 (11.46%) Degree
22 53 (11.04%) Change Management
22 53 (11.04%) Analytical Skills
23 48 (10.00%) Influencing Skills
24 47 (9.79%) Risk Management
25 45 (9.38%) SharePoint

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 45 (9.38%) SharePoint
2 21 (4.38%) Confluence
3 6 (1.25%) Apache
3 6 (1.25%) JBoss
3 6 (1.25%) WebLogic
3 6 (1.25%) WebSphere
4 5 (1.04%) MS Project Server
5 4 (0.83%) CMS
6 3 (0.63%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (0.21%) Appian
7 1 (0.21%) Drupal
7 1 (0.21%) EPiServer
7 1 (0.21%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.21%) SAS
7 1 (0.21%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.21%) Umbraco
Applications
1 134 (27.92%) Microsoft Office
2 107 (22.29%) Microsoft Excel
3 81 (16.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 74 (15.42%) MS Visio
5 7 (1.46%) AutoCAD
6 6 (1.25%) Revit
7 5 (1.04%) Spreadsheet
8 3 (0.63%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.21%) Adobe Captivate
9 1 (0.21%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 6 (1.25%) SAP ERP
2 4 (0.83%) Oracle Payables
2 4 (0.83%) Oracle Receivables
2 4 (0.83%) SAP PM
2 4 (0.83%) SAP S/4HANA
3 3 (0.63%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.63%) Dynamics NAV
3 3 (0.63%) SAP FI
3 3 (0.63%) SAP MM
3 3 (0.63%) SAP PP
3 3 (0.63%) SAP QM
3 3 (0.63%) SAP SD
4 2 (0.42%) CA PPM
4 2 (0.42%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.42%) Oracle AGIS
4 2 (0.42%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.42%) Oracle ERP
4 2 (0.42%) Primavera
4 2 (0.42%) Q-Pulse
5 1 (0.21%) Oracle Assets
Cloud Services
1 41 (8.54%) Azure
2 30 (6.25%) Microsoft 365
3 21 (4.38%) AWS
4 15 (3.13%) Power Platform
5 8 (1.67%) SaaS
6 7 (1.46%) IaaS
6 7 (1.46%) SuccessFactors
7 6 (1.25%) Cloud Computing
8 5 (1.04%) Dynamics 365
8 5 (1.04%) OneDrive
9 4 (0.83%) PowerApps
10 3 (0.63%) Azure Active Directory
10 3 (0.63%) Basecamp
10 3 (0.63%) Miro
10 3 (0.63%) Power Automate
11 2 (0.42%) Asana
11 2 (0.42%) Trello
12 1 (0.21%) Azure Data Factory
12 1 (0.21%) Google Drive
12 1 (0.21%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (5.00%) Wi-Fi
2 23 (4.79%) 2G
2 23 (4.79%) 3G
2 23 (4.79%) 4G
2 23 (4.79%) LTE
2 23 (4.79%) VoLTE
3 16 (3.33%) SAN
4 14 (2.92%) LAN
4 14 (2.92%) WAN
5 9 (1.88%) FTP
5 9 (1.88%) NAS
6 5 (1.04%) Internet
7 3 (0.63%) Broadband
7 3 (0.63%) Firewall
7 3 (0.63%) Skype
7 3 (0.63%) Unified Communications
7 3 (0.63%) VPN
7 3 (0.63%) Wireless
8 2 (0.42%) TETRA
9 1 (0.21%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (2.29%) Power BI
2 9 (1.88%) DB2
2 9 (1.88%) SQL Server
3 6 (1.25%) Oracle Reports
4 5 (1.04%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (0.63%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (0.42%) Big Data
6 2 (0.42%) Data Lake
6 2 (0.42%) GIS
6 2 (0.42%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.42%) Spotfire
7 1 (0.21%) Geospatial Data
7 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (0.21%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.21%) Oracle OLAP
7 1 (0.21%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.21%) SAS Data Integration Studio
7 1 (0.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 60 (12.50%) JIRA
2 2 (0.42%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (0.21%) AdminStudio
3 1 (0.21%) ER Studio
3 1 (0.21%) ERwin
3 1 (0.21%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.21%) Visual Studio
General
1 217 (45.21%) Social Skills
2 153 (31.88%) Finance
3 90 (18.75%) Public Sector
4 53 (11.04%) Analytical Skills
5 48 (10.00%) Influencing Skills
6 43 (8.96%) Telecoms
7 37 (7.71%) Presentation Skills
8 24 (5.00%) Organisational Skills
9 17 (3.54%) Retail
10 15 (3.13%) Banking
10 15 (3.13%) Legal
11 13 (2.71%) Billing
11 13 (2.71%) Manufacturing
12 12 (2.50%) Law
12 12 (2.50%) Local Government
13 9 (1.88%) Marketing
14 7 (1.46%) German Language
15 6 (1.25%) Pharmaceutical
16 5 (1.04%) Games
16 5 (1.04%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 188 (39.17%) Project Manager
2 39 (8.13%) Analyst
3 36 (7.50%) IT Manager
4 31 (6.46%) IT Project Manager
5 29 (6.04%) Programme Manager
6 23 (4.79%) Voice Project Manager
7 21 (4.38%) Telecoms Manager
8 19 (3.96%) Telecoms Project Manager
9 18 (3.75%) Test Manager
10 17 (3.54%) Business Analyst
10 17 (3.54%) PMO Analyst
11 16 (3.33%) Technical Manager
12 15 (3.13%) Architect
12 15 (3.13%) Consultant
12 15 (3.13%) PMO Lead
12 15 (3.13%) Project Officer
12 15 (3.13%) Senior Manager
13 14 (2.92%) Infrastructure Manager
13 14 (2.92%) Project Planner
13 14 (2.92%) Support Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (3.75%) Middleware
2 5 (1.04%) .NET
3 4 (0.83%) SailPoint
4 3 (0.63%) Unity (Game Engine)
5 2 (0.42%) EDI
5 2 (0.42%) Flash
5 2 (0.42%) HTML
5 2 (0.42%) LDAP
5 2 (0.42%) Oracle Fusion
6 1 (0.21%) COM
6 1 (0.21%) J2EE
6 1 (0.21%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 37 (7.71%) Management Information System
2 27 (5.63%) Data Centre
3 21 (4.38%) Virtual Team
4 16 (3.33%) NHS
4 16 (3.33%) PMI
5 13 (2.71%) Enterprise Software
6 11 (2.29%) Private Cloud
6 11 (2.29%) User Experience
7 9 (1.88%) AS400
7 9 (1.88%) iSeries
7 9 (1.88%) LPAR
7 9 (1.88%) Replication
8 8 (1.67%) FMCG
9 6 (1.25%) Clustering
10 5 (1.04%) Self-Motivation
11 4 (0.83%) Analytical Mindset
11 4 (0.83%) Mobile Games
12 3 (0.63%) Driving Licence
12 3 (0.63%) Freedom of Information
13 2 (0.42%) Industry 4.0
Operating Systems
1 25 (5.21%) Windows
2 13 (2.71%) Unix
3 11 (2.29%) Linux
4 9 (1.88%) Apple iOS
4 9 (1.88%) Windows 10
5 2 (0.42%) Windows 7
5 2 (0.42%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (0.42%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.21%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.21%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.21%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 252 (52.50%) Project Management
2 158 (32.92%) PRINCE2
3 140 (29.17%) Agile Software Development
4 138 (28.75%) Project Delivery
5 98 (20.42%) Stakeholder Management
6 74 (15.42%) Waterfall
7 71 (14.79%) Migration
8 68 (14.17%) Business Case
9 66 (13.75%) ITIL
9 66 (13.75%) Problem-Solving
10 58 (12.08%) Programme Management
11 55 (11.46%) Project Planning
12 53 (11.04%) Change Management
13 47 (9.79%) Risk Management
14 35 (7.29%) SDLC
15 34 (7.08%) Coaching
16 31 (6.46%) ITIL V3
17 30 (6.25%) Change Control
17 30 (6.25%) Project Governance
18 28 (5.83%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (3.33%) SQL
2 9 (1.88%) Java
3 6 (1.25%) VB
4 3 (0.63%) C
4 3 (0.63%) VBA
5 2 (0.42%) C#
5 2 (0.42%) JavaScript
5 2 (0.42%) PL/SQL
6 1 (0.21%) BeanShell
6 1 (0.21%) C++
6 1 (0.21%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.21%) Python
6 1 (0.21%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 76 (15.83%) Security Cleared
2 64 (13.33%) SC Cleared
3 55 (11.46%) Degree
4 43 (8.96%) PMP
5 31 (6.46%) PMI Certification
6 24 (5.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 19 (3.96%) ISTQB
7 19 (3.96%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 13 (2.71%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 12 (2.50%) APMP
10 7 (1.46%) DV Cleared
11 6 (1.25%) BICSI Certification
11 6 (1.25%) BICSI RCDD
12 5 (1.04%) CISSP
12 5 (1.04%) ISEB
13 4 (0.83%) Master's Degree
13 4 (0.83%) Microsoft Certification
14 3 (0.63%) CISM
15 2 (0.42%) Cisco Certification
15 2 (0.42%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 98 (20.42%) PMO
2 32 (6.67%) QA
3 6 (1.25%) Disclosure Scotland
3 6 (1.25%) GDPR
3 6 (1.25%) P3O
4 3 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.63%) NIST
4 3 (0.63%) SLA
5 2 (0.42%) Dodd-Frank
5 2 (0.42%) EMIR
5 2 (0.42%) MiFID
5 2 (0.42%) NEBOSH
5 2 (0.42%) RMADS
6 1 (0.21%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.21%) GxP
6 1 (0.21%) IFRS
6 1 (0.21%) PMBOK
System Software
1 14 (2.92%) Active Directory
2 11 (2.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (1.88%) PowerHA
4 7 (1.46%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.42%) Virtual Desktop
5 2 (0.42%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.21%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.21%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.21%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (0.83%) SCCM
2 2 (0.42%) HP ALM
2 2 (0.42%) Terraform
3 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (0.21%) Puppet
3 1 (0.21%) Salt
Vendors
1 243 (50.63%) Microsoft
2 35 (7.29%) SAP
3 23 (4.79%) Ericsson
3 23 (4.79%) Remedy
4 20 (4.17%) CheckPoint
4 20 (4.17%) Oracle
5 15 (3.13%) ServiceNow
6 14 (2.92%) VMware
7 10 (2.08%) IBM
8 8 (1.67%) Kenexa
9 6 (1.25%) Adobe
9 6 (1.25%) Citrix
10 4 (0.83%) Ariba
10 4 (0.83%) Cisco
10 4 (0.83%) Concur
10 4 (0.83%) CyberArk
10 4 (0.83%) DocuSign
10 4 (0.83%) JD Edwards
10 4 (0.83%) Okta
10 4 (0.83%) Planview