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 3 months to 27 April 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
3 months to
27 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 192 154 117
Rank change year-on-year -38 -37  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Project 600 877 1030
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.29% 1.57% 1.85%
As % of the Applications category 14.79% 16.86% 16.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 393 607 671
Median daily rate £400 £395 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.32% -1.31%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £249 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £559 £550 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £360
% change year-on-year +7.14% -2.77%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 8 30
Median hourly rate £40.00 £22.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +77.77% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.60 £18.12 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £43.41 £30.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.48 £31.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +18.96% +40.00%  

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 4058 5202 6185
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 8.73% 9.31% 11.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 2321 3148 3383
Median daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £168 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £525 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +3.07% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 383 438 584
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.10 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.69% +3.87%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.75 £10.00 £10.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.48 £37.50 £32.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.18 £16.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year +1.12% +10.34%  

Microsoft Project
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Microsoft Project as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Applications category.

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 3 months to 27 April 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 3 months to 27 April 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Microsoft Project in the UK

Microsoft Project
Top 30 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 3 months to 27 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -38 552 £400 - 96
London -43 206 £475 +12.75% 32
South East -33 138 £351 +0.35% 21
South West +50 75 £375 +7.14% 8
Berkshire +12 54 £300 -7.69% 3
Wiltshire +30 43 £301 -29.29% 3
West Midlands +2 35 £375 +20.00% 7
City of London -6 34 £438 +2.94% 12
Hampshire -31 34 £375 +13.63% 10
North West +14 29 £450 +21.45% 9
Scotland +5 25 £400 +16.78% 4
East of England -14 25 £313 -21.87% 1
Reading +12 24 £300 +18.22% 1
East Midlands -8 23 £388 - 4
West Sussex +24 18 £456 +4.11% 1
Corsham - 18 £250 -
Yorkshire +5 17 £375 +13.63% 8
Glasgow +12 15 £388 - 2
Milton Keynes -6 15 £407 +10.00% 1
Buckinghamshire -23 15 £407 +4.35% 2
West Yorkshire +6 14 £356 +9.61% 6
Manchester +1 14 £400 - 5
Wales +20 13 £378 +243.18%
Warwickshire +10 11 £325 -2.25% 1
Bristol +6 11 £375 +30.43%
South Wales +19 10 £364 +230.68%
Winchester +16 10 £364 +45.50%
Cheshire +27 9 £619 +106.25% 2
Crawley +12 9 £350 -19.54%
Leeds +1 9 £369 +13.46% 5

For the 6 months to 27 April 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.

1 671 (54.95%) Project Management
2 542 (44.39%) Microsoft
3 482 (39.48%) Finance
4 432 (35.38%) PRINCE2
5 414 (33.91%) Microsoft Excel
6 353 (28.91%) PMO
7 345 (28.26%) Microsoft Office
8 316 (25.88%) Agile Software Development
9 275 (22.52%) Security Cleared
10 247 (20.23%) MS Visio
11 240 (19.66%) Microsoft PowerPoint
12 234 (19.16%) SC Cleared
13 232 (19.00%) Project Planning
14 216 (17.69%) Stakeholder Management
15 207 (16.95%) SharePoint
16 188 (15.40%) Programme Management
17 144 (11.79%) Analytical Skills
18 128 (10.48%) Management Information System
19 127 (10.40%) ITIL
20 120 (9.83%) Risk Management
21 117 (9.58%) Telecoms
22 115 (9.42%) Change Management
23 101 (8.27%) Change Control
24 90 (7.37%) Degree
25 87 (7.13%) PMI Certification
26 86 (7.04%) Banking
27 82 (6.72%) Waterfall
28 80 (6.55%) Migration
29 66 (5.41%) Business Intelligence
30 62 (5.08%) Business Analysis

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
1 207 (16.95%) SharePoint
2 44 (3.60%) MS Project Server
3 38 (3.11%) SharePoint Server
4 15 (1.23%) Confluence
5 7 (0.57%) BizTalk Server
6 6 (0.49%) Oracle Workflow
7 5 (0.41%) CMS
7 5 (0.41%) Documentum
7 5 (0.41%) WebSphere
8 4 (0.33%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 4 (0.33%) Tomcat
9 3 (0.25%) IIS
9 3 (0.25%) MS Exchange
9 3 (0.25%) SharePoint 2010
9 3 (0.25%) SharePoint 2013
10 2 (0.16%) Drupal
10 2 (0.16%) IBM Notes
10 2 (0.16%) SAS
10 2 (0.16%) Skype for Business
11 1 (0.082%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 414 (33.91%) Microsoft Excel
2 345 (28.26%) Microsoft Office
3 247 (20.23%) MS Visio
4 240 (19.66%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 12 (0.98%) Spreadsheet
6 10 (0.82%) AutoCAD
7 3 (0.25%) Open Workbench
8 1 (0.082%) Maya
Business Applications
1 41 (3.36%) Primavera
2 31 (2.54%) Dynamics CRM
3 25 (2.05%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 13 (1.06%) CA PPM
5 10 (0.82%) Oracle EBS
6 5 (0.41%) Dynamics AX
7 4 (0.33%) Demantra
7 4 (0.33%) Oracle 11i
7 4 (0.33%) Oracle Applications
7 4 (0.33%) SnowdropKCS
8 3 (0.25%) Dynamics NAV
8 3 (0.25%) SAP ERP
8 3 (0.25%) thinkFolio
8 3 (0.25%) Workfront
9 2 (0.16%) Maximo
9 2 (0.16%) SAP BPC
9 2 (0.16%) SAP GRC
9 2 (0.16%) SAP HR
9 2 (0.16%) Unit4 Business World
10 1 (0.082%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 55 (4.50%) Office 365
2 18 (1.47%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (0.66%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (0.57%) SaaS
5 6 (0.49%) G Suite
6 3 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.16%) Basecamp
7 2 (0.16%) IBM Blueworks
7 2 (0.16%) IBM Cloud
7 2 (0.16%) SoftLayer
7 2 (0.16%) SuccessFactors
7 2 (0.16%) Trello
7 2 (0.16%) Yammer
8 1 (0.082%) IaaS
8 1 (0.082%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.082%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 44 (3.60%) Wi-Fi
2 30 (2.46%) LTE
3 29 (2.38%) VoLTE
4 12 (0.98%) Firewall
5 6 (0.49%) Intranet
5 6 (0.49%) LAN
5 6 (0.49%) WAN
6 5 (0.41%) MGW
7 4 (0.33%) Network Security
7 4 (0.33%) SAN
8 3 (0.25%) Internet
8 3 (0.25%) Intrusion Detection
8 3 (0.25%) TCP/IP
9 2 (0.16%) Remote Desktop
9 2 (0.16%) VoIP
10 1 (0.082%) 4G
10 1 (0.082%) Skype
10 1 (0.082%) Unified Communications
10 1 (0.082%) WebEx
10 1 (0.082%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (2.13%) SQL Server
2 18 (1.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 16 (1.31%) Data Warehouse
3 16 (1.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 15 (1.23%) Oracle Reports
5 11 (0.90%) Power BI
5 11 (0.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 9 (0.74%) BusinessObjects
7 7 (0.57%) SQL Server 2012
8 6 (0.49%) MS Access
8 6 (0.49%) QlikView
8 6 (0.49%) SQL Server 2008
9 5 (0.41%) DB2
10 4 (0.33%) Crystal Reports
10 4 (0.33%) DTS
10 4 (0.33%) Oracle BI Publisher
10 4 (0.33%) Oracle Database
10 4 (0.33%) Oracle Database 10g
10 4 (0.33%) SQL Server 2005
10 4 (0.33%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 34 (2.78%) JIRA
2 6 (0.49%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (0.33%) HP UFT
3 4 (0.33%) JDeveloper
3 4 (0.33%) Oracle Forms
3 4 (0.33%) Visual Studio
4 2 (0.16%) NUnit
5 1 (0.082%) JIRA Agile
5 1 (0.082%) Talend Open Studio
5 1 (0.082%) VersionOne
5 1 (0.082%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 482 (39.48%) Finance
2 117 (9.58%) Telecoms
3 86 (7.04%) Banking
4 53 (4.34%) Manufacturing
5 48 (3.93%) Legal
6 46 (3.77%) Marketing
6 46 (3.77%) Retail
7 37 (3.03%) Law
8 26 (2.13%) Electronics
9 23 (1.88%) Investment Banking
10 19 (1.56%) Advertising
11 12 (0.98%) Automotive
11 12 (0.98%) Pharmaceutical
12 10 (0.82%) Back Office
13 9 (0.74%) Retail Banking
14 8 (0.66%) Billing
14 8 (0.66%) Publishing
15 6 (0.49%) Front Office
16 5 (0.41%) Aerospace
16 5 (0.41%) Military
Job Titles
1 412 (33.74%) Project Manager
2 176 (14.41%) Analyst
3 123 (10.07%) Project Planner
4 73 (5.98%) Business Analyst
5 72 (5.90%) Coordinator
6 62 (5.08%) PMO Analyst
7 60 (4.91%) Project Coordinator
8 52 (4.26%) IT Manager
8 52 (4.26%) Programme Planner
9 47 (3.85%) Support Officer
10 45 (3.69%) IT Project Manager
11 44 (3.60%) Project Officer
12 43 (3.52%) Senior Manager
13 40 (3.28%) Project Support Officer
14 38 (3.11%) Infrastructure Manager
14 38 (3.11%) Project Analyst
15 37 (3.03%) Senior Project Manager
16 36 (2.95%) Infrastructure Project Manager
17 30 (2.46%) PMO Planner
18 29 (2.38%) Voice Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (1.97%) .NET
2 15 (1.23%) Web Services
3 9 (0.74%) XML
4 6 (0.49%) ASP.NET
4 6 (0.49%) COM
4 6 (0.49%) J2EE
4 6 (0.49%) MDX
4 6 (0.49%) WCF
5 5 (0.41%) .NET Framework
5 5 (0.41%) Middleware
5 5 (0.41%) WebSphere MQ
6 4 (0.33%) HTML
7 3 (0.25%) Ajax
7 3 (0.25%) AngularJS
7 3 (0.25%) AppFabric
7 3 (0.25%) ASP.NET Web API
7 3 (0.25%) JSON
7 3 (0.25%) KnockoutJS
7 3 (0.25%) Ninject
7 3 (0.25%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 144 (11.79%) Analytical Skills
2 128 (10.48%) Management Information System
3 55 (4.50%) PMI
4 42 (3.44%) Data Centre
5 18 (1.47%) User Experience
6 17 (1.39%) Virtual Team
7 12 (0.98%) Public Cloud
8 8 (0.66%) NHS
9 7 (0.57%) Computer Science
9 7 (0.57%) Cybercrime
9 7 (0.57%) e-Learning
9 7 (0.57%) Equities
9 7 (0.57%) Mobile App
10 6 (0.49%) Smart Meter
11 5 (0.41%) SWIFT
12 4 (0.33%) CCTV
12 4 (0.33%) FMCG
12 4 (0.33%) Learning Management System
13 3 (0.25%) Tandem
13 3 (0.25%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 37 (3.03%) Windows
2 19 (1.56%) Unix
3 12 (0.98%) Linux
3 12 (0.98%) Windows 7
4 9 (0.74%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (0.49%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (0.49%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (0.41%) pSOS
6 5 (0.41%) Solaris
7 4 (0.33%) AIX
7 4 (0.33%) HPUX
7 4 (0.33%) Windows Server
8 2 (0.16%) Android
8 2 (0.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.16%) VMS
8 2 (0.16%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.082%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 671 (54.95%) Project Management
2 432 (35.38%) PRINCE2
3 316 (25.88%) Agile Software Development
4 232 (19.00%) Project Planning
5 216 (17.69%) Stakeholder Management
6 188 (15.40%) Programme Management
7 127 (10.40%) ITIL
8 120 (9.83%) Risk Management
9 115 (9.42%) Change Management
10 101 (8.27%) Change Control
11 82 (6.72%) Waterfall
12 80 (6.55%) Migration
13 66 (5.41%) Business Intelligence
14 62 (5.08%) Business Analysis
15 60 (4.91%) Dependency Management
16 57 (4.67%) Critical Path Analysis
17 50 (4.10%) Coaching
17 50 (4.10%) Resource Management
18 48 (3.93%) Document Management
18 48 (3.93%) Project Governance
Programming Languages
1 41 (3.36%) SQL
2 18 (1.47%) C
3 14 (1.15%) VBA
4 12 (0.98%) Java
5 9 (0.74%) JavaScript
6 8 (0.66%) C++
7 6 (0.49%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
8 5 (0.41%) PL/SQL
8 5 (0.41%) T-SQL
9 4 (0.33%) PowerShell
9 4 (0.33%) R
9 4 (0.33%) VB
10 3 (0.25%) C#
10 3 (0.25%) VBScript
11 2 (0.16%) PHP
12 1 (0.082%) Pascal
12 1 (0.082%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 275 (22.52%) Security Cleared
2 234 (19.16%) SC Cleared
3 90 (7.37%) Degree
4 87 (7.13%) PMI Certification
5 61 (5.00%) PMP
6 50 (4.10%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 47 (3.85%) DV Cleared
8 41 (3.36%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 33 (2.70%) APMP
10 17 (1.39%) BPSS Clearance
11 16 (1.31%) ISEB
12 8 (0.66%) CTC Cleared
13 6 (0.49%) CREST Certified
13 6 (0.49%) ISTQB
14 5 (0.41%) MAPM
15 3 (0.25%) BC Cleared
15 3 (0.25%) CEH
15 3 (0.25%) CISM
15 3 (0.25%) MCP
15 3 (0.25%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 353 (28.91%) PMO
2 53 (4.34%) QA
3 18 (1.47%) Disclosure Scotland
3 18 (1.47%) P3O
4 6 (0.49%) Data Quality
4 6 (0.49%) GDPR
4 6 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (0.49%) PCI DSS
4 6 (0.49%) PMBOK
4 6 (0.49%) SLA
5 5 (0.41%) MiFID
6 3 (0.25%) ISO 9001
6 3 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.16%) BS25999
7 2 (0.16%) GMP
7 2 (0.16%) ISO27002
8 1 (0.082%) IFRS
8 1 (0.082%) IFRS 9
8 1 (0.082%) ISO22301
8 1 (0.082%) SEPA
System Software
1 13 (1.06%) Active Directory
2 6 (0.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.25%) Snort
4 2 (0.16%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.16%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.16%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.082%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 6 (0.49%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (0.25%) MOM
2 3 (0.25%) WSUS
3 2 (0.16%) Backup Exec
3 2 (0.16%) SCCM
4 1 (0.082%) BladeLogic
4 1 (0.082%) Cisco IPCC
4 1 (0.082%) IBM BigFix
Vendors
1 542 (44.39%) Microsoft
2 58 (4.75%) SAP
3 49 (4.01%) Remedy
4 41 (3.36%) Oracle
5 29 (2.38%) Ericsson
6 16 (1.31%) HP
7 14 (1.15%) IBM
8 13 (1.06%) Adobe
9 11 (0.90%) Salesforce.com
10 9 (0.74%) Citrix
11 8 (0.66%) CA Agile Central
12 7 (0.57%) VMware
13 6 (0.49%) BT
13 6 (0.49%) CA
13 6 (0.49%) Google
13 6 (0.49%) iManage
14 5 (0.41%) Atlassian
14 5 (0.41%) IFS
14 5 (0.41%) NEC
14 5 (0.41%) Planview
Midlands
Montash
Rate: £200 - £250 per day + negotiable
Posted: 16 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Synergize Consulting
Rate: £200 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
East Midlands
Montash Limited
Rate: £200 - £250 per day + negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Market Rate
Posted: 17 hours ago
South West London
Seven Principles Consulting
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
LA International
Rate: £300 - £400 per day + Please quote
Posted: 22 hours ago
Glasgow
aap3
Rate: £38.00 - £42.00 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Spring Technology
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Square One Resources
Rate: From £300 to £340 per day 3 Months Contract
Posted: Yesterday
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
Brentford, Middlesex
RBW Consulting
Rate: From £400 to £460 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Real Staffing
Rate: £600 - £650 per day + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Eames Consulting
Rate: £600 - £700 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Oliver James Associates
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £500 per day + 6 month term initailly
Posted: 3 days ago
Staines, Middlesex
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Rate: £Negotiable/Flexible
Posted: 2 days ago
Yorkshire
Venn Group
Rate: £13 - £16 Per Hour
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Premier IT
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Lexis Nexis Risk Solutions
Rate: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum plus great benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Lexis Nexis Risk Solutions
Rate: From £42,000 to £50,000 per annum Plus great benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
South West
People Source Consulting
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Wiltshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Wiltshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 23 days ago