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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 2 July 2022 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
2 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 244 311 274
Rank change year-on-year +67 -37 +44
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Project 989 553 377
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.11% 0.83% 0.91%
As % of the Applications category 15.63% 11.78% 10.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 670 385 236
10th Percentile £313 £226 £258
25th Percentile £413 £350 £350
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £499 £440 £443
Median % change year-on-year +13.41% -0.56% +4.12%
75th Percentile £575 £556 £533
90th Percentile £644 £657 £594
UK excluding London median daily rate £461 £410 £425
% change year-on-year +12.50% -3.53% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 14 5
10th Percentile £21.28 £14.80 £16.10
25th Percentile £39.75 £16.96 £17.75
Median hourly rate £44.50 £24.50 £20.95
Median % change year-on-year +81.63% +16.95% -42.21%
75th Percentile £49.25 £39.00 £26.53
90th Percentile £65.15 £40.48 £27.86
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.75 £21.75 £19.73
% change year-on-year -4.60% +10.27% -45.59%

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 6,329 4,693 3,477
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 7.11% 7.08% 8.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,230 2,779 2,049
10th Percentile £163 £158 £150
25th Percentile £263 £261 £220
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £400 £375
Median % change year-on-year +12.50% +6.67% -
75th Percentile £550 £525 £488
90th Percentile £650 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £345 £350
% change year-on-year +8.70% -1.43% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 389 427 359
10th Percentile £11.47 £11.25 £11.17
25th Percentile £14.25 £13.09 £13.17
Median hourly rate £22.29 £17.50 £18.50
Median % change year-on-year +27.37% -5.41% +12.12%
75th Percentile £46.12 £26.38 £25.29
90th Percentile £60.00 £44.05 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.46 £17.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +11.20% -2.78% +12.50%

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 2 July 2022.

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 2 July 2022.

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 2 July 2022. 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
Jobs
England +70 825 £500 +11.11% 59
Work from Home +48 499 £475 +11.76% 16
UK excluding London +49 473 £461 +12.50% 45
London +57 347 £538 +7.50% 16
South East +39 162 £475 +18.75% 9
North of England +1 92 £425 - 19
Midlands -26 67 £500 +5.16% 6
North West -10 61 £425 - 12
South West +21 57 £450 -12.20% 6
West Midlands -33 53 £505 +3.59% 5
Scotland -5 46 £400 +28.00% 2
East of England -6 37 £533 +47.92% 3
Yorkshire -8 28 £425 -31.73% 6
East Midlands 0 14 £425 +102.38% 1
Wales +5 12 £480 +9.60%
Northern Ireland -3 3 £425 -1.16%
North East -10 3 £425 +26.49% 1

For the 6 months to 2 July 2022, 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.

1 548 (55.41%) Project Management
2 461 (46.61%) Microsoft
3 426 (43.07%) Social Skills
4 367 (37.11%) Agile
5 350 (35.39%) Finance
6 335 (33.87%) PRINCE2
7 260 (26.29%) Microsoft Excel
8 246 (24.87%) Project Delivery
9 239 (24.17%) Microsoft Office
10 238 (24.06%) Stakeholder Management
11 229 (23.15%) PMO
12 188 (19.01%) Microsoft PowerPoint
13 177 (17.90%) Security Cleared
14 152 (15.37%) JIRA
15 149 (15.07%) Risk Management
16 137 (13.85%) SC Cleared
17 133 (13.45%) Change Management
18 125 (12.64%) Waterfall
19 121 (12.23%) Public Sector
19 121 (12.23%) PMP
20 120 (12.13%) Migration
21 119 (12.03%) Scrum
22 117 (11.83%) Project Planning
22 117 (11.83%) Problem-Solving
23 116 (11.73%) MS Visio
24 110 (11.12%) PMI Certification
24 110 (11.12%) Programme Management
25 100 (10.11%) ITIL
26 98 (9.91%) Azure
27 96 (9.71%) 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 96 (9.71%) SharePoint
2 48 (4.85%) Confluence
3 22 (2.22%) MS Project Server
4 9 (0.91%) IIS
5 8 (0.81%) Appian
6 3 (0.30%) Apache
6 3 (0.30%) iPlanet
6 3 (0.30%) nginx
6 3 (0.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 3 (0.30%) Skype for Business
6 3 (0.30%) Tomcat
6 3 (0.30%) WebLogic
7 2 (0.20%) CMS
Applications
1 260 (26.29%) Microsoft Excel
2 239 (24.17%) Microsoft Office
3 188 (19.01%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 116 (11.73%) MS Visio
5 7 (0.71%) Acrobat
5 7 (0.71%) Spreadsheet
6 5 (0.51%) S-PLUS
7 3 (0.30%) Maya
8 1 (0.10%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.10%) Snagit
8 1 (0.10%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 11 (1.11%) Primavera
2 10 (1.01%) PRMS
3 9 (0.91%) CA PPM
4 7 (0.71%) Dynamics CRM
5 6 (0.61%) SAP S/4HANA
6 4 (0.40%) Remedy ITSM
6 4 (0.40%) SAP ERP
7 3 (0.30%) Oracle 11i
7 3 (0.30%) Oracle BPM
7 3 (0.30%) Oracle EBS
8 2 (0.20%) Oracle Financials
8 2 (0.20%) ResourceLink
8 2 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 2 (0.20%) SAP PS
8 2 (0.20%) Unit4 Business World
9 1 (0.10%) Dynamics NAV
9 1 (0.10%) NetSuite
9 1 (0.10%) Teamcenter
9 1 (0.10%) Temenos T24
9 1 (0.10%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 98 (9.91%) Azure
2 52 (5.26%) Microsoft 365
3 35 (3.54%) AWS
4 30 (3.03%) Power Platform
5 28 (2.83%) Azure DevOps
6 23 (2.33%) Smartsheet
7 14 (1.42%) SaaS
8 13 (1.31%) PowerApps
9 11 (1.11%) IaaS
10 10 (1.01%) Basecamp
10 10 (1.01%) PaaS
10 10 (1.01%) Trello
11 8 (0.81%) Dynamics 365
11 8 (0.81%) Power Automate
12 7 (0.71%) GitHub
13 5 (0.51%) Google Analytics
13 5 (0.51%) Google Tag Manager
13 5 (0.51%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 4 (0.40%) GCP
14 4 (0.40%) Google Workspace
Communications & Networking
1 39 (3.94%) VoLTE
2 26 (2.63%) 3G
2 26 (2.63%) Wi-Fi
3 25 (2.53%) 2G
3 25 (2.53%) 4G
4 24 (2.43%) LTE
5 22 (2.22%) Internet
6 14 (1.42%) LAN
6 14 (1.42%) WAN
7 12 (1.21%) Firewall
8 8 (0.81%) Network Security
9 7 (0.71%) VoIP
10 5 (0.51%) 5G
10 5 (0.51%) Cisco ISE
10 5 (0.51%) DWDM
10 5 (0.51%) Radio Access Network
10 5 (0.51%) Wireless
11 4 (0.40%) SSL
11 4 (0.40%) Unified Communications
12 3 (0.30%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (2.73%) Power BI
2 15 (1.52%) SQL Server
3 11 (1.11%) Data Warehouse
3 11 (1.11%) Oracle Database
4 9 (0.91%) Oracle Reports
5 6 (0.61%) Big Data
6 5 (0.51%) MongoDB
6 5 (0.51%) NoSQL
6 5 (0.51%) Pentaho
7 3 (0.30%) DTS
7 3 (0.30%) Oracle Database 10g
7 3 (0.30%) Oracle Database 12c
7 3 (0.30%) Oracle9i Database
8 2 (0.20%) Oracle Exadata
8 2 (0.20%) QlikView
8 2 (0.20%) Relational Database
8 2 (0.20%) SAP HANA
8 2 (0.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (0.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (0.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 152 (15.37%) JIRA
2 16 (1.62%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (0.81%) Postman
4 7 (0.71%) Git (software)
5 6 (0.61%) Jenkins
6 5 (0.51%) Gatling
6 5 (0.51%) Selenium
7 3 (0.30%) Ant
7 3 (0.30%) IBM UrbanCode
7 3 (0.30%) SoapUI
7 3 (0.30%) Zephyr
8 1 (0.10%) GitLab
8 1 (0.10%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 426 (43.07%) Social Skills
2 350 (35.39%) Finance
3 121 (12.23%) Public Sector
4 96 (9.71%) Presentation Skills
5 79 (7.99%) Analytical Skills
6 74 (7.48%) Telecoms
7 73 (7.38%) Organisational Skills
8 53 (5.36%) Influencing Skills
9 45 (4.55%) Banking
10 39 (3.94%) Retail
11 30 (3.03%) Local Government
12 28 (2.83%) Legal
13 23 (2.33%) Billing
14 22 (2.22%) Documentation Skills
15 19 (1.92%) Marketing
16 18 (1.82%) Aviation
16 18 (1.82%) Manufacturing
17 15 (1.52%) Investment Banking
18 11 (1.11%) Front Office
18 11 (1.11%) Public Speaking
Job Titles
1 489 (49.44%) Project Manager
2 101 (10.21%) Analyst
3 61 (6.17%) IT Manager
4 57 (5.76%) IT Project Manager
5 52 (5.26%) PMO Analyst
6 51 (5.16%) Infrastructure Manager
7 50 (5.06%) Infrastructure Project Manager
8 43 (4.35%) Senior Manager
9 41 (4.15%) Senior Project Manager
10 40 (4.04%) Business Analyst
11 35 (3.54%) PMO Lead
11 35 (3.54%) Programme Manager
12 34 (3.44%) Project Officer
13 33 (3.34%) Programme Planner
14 31 (3.13%) Migration Manager
15 25 (2.53%) Coordinator
16 24 (2.43%) Migration Project Manager
16 24 (2.43%) SC Cleared Project Manager
16 24 (2.43%) Technical Manager
16 24 (2.43%) Voice Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (1.62%) .NET
2 7 (0.71%) Web Services
3 6 (0.61%) HTML
3 6 (0.61%) Middleware
3 6 (0.61%) XML
4 5 (0.51%) CSS
4 5 (0.51%) Play Framework
5 4 (0.40%) .NET Framework
5 4 (0.40%) LDAP
5 4 (0.40%) REST
5 4 (0.40%) SailPoint
5 4 (0.40%) Velocity
6 3 (0.30%) IBM Integration Bus
6 3 (0.30%) JSON
6 3 (0.30%) OAuth
6 3 (0.30%) SAML
6 3 (0.30%) SPNEGO
6 3 (0.30%) WCF
6 3 (0.30%) Windows Identity Foundation
6 3 (0.30%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 71 (7.18%) Data Centre
2 57 (5.76%) Management Information System
3 34 (3.44%) Virtual Team
4 32 (3.24%) PMI
5 21 (2.12%) Self-Motivation
6 18 (1.82%) Kinect
7 16 (1.62%) User Experience
8 12 (1.21%) NHS
9 11 (1.11%) Enterprise Software
9 11 (1.11%) Mobile App
10 8 (0.81%) e-Learning
10 8 (0.81%) Hybrid Cloud
10 8 (0.81%) Private Cloud
10 8 (0.81%) Smart Energy
11 7 (0.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 7 (0.71%) Legacy Systems
12 6 (0.61%) Derivative
12 6 (0.61%) Driving Licence
12 6 (0.61%) Market Risk
12 6 (0.61%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 48 (4.85%) Windows
2 20 (2.02%) Unix
3 16 (1.62%) Linux
4 13 (1.31%) Windows Server
5 8 (0.81%) Apple iOS
6 6 (0.61%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (0.40%) AIX
7 4 (0.40%) Windows 10
8 3 (0.30%) Android
8 3 (0.30%) SUSE
8 3 (0.30%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (0.30%) Windows Server 2019
9 2 (0.20%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.10%) Solaris
10 1 (0.10%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 548 (55.41%) Project Management
2 367 (37.11%) Agile
3 335 (33.87%) PRINCE2
4 246 (24.87%) Project Delivery
5 238 (24.06%) Stakeholder Management
6 149 (15.07%) Risk Management
7 133 (13.45%) Change Management
8 125 (12.64%) Waterfall
9 120 (12.13%) Migration
10 119 (12.03%) Scrum
11 117 (11.83%) Problem-Solving
11 117 (11.83%) Project Planning
12 110 (11.12%) Programme Management
13 100 (10.11%) ITIL
14 80 (8.09%) Business Case
15 73 (7.38%) Project Governance
16 67 (6.77%) Dependency Management
17 59 (5.97%) Change Control
18 58 (5.86%) Workshop Facilitation
19 54 (5.46%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 35 (3.54%) SQL
2 17 (1.72%) C
3 11 (1.11%) C#
3 11 (1.11%) Java
3 11 (1.11%) Python
4 9 (0.91%) JavaScript
5 5 (0.51%) Perl
6 4 (0.40%) C++
6 4 (0.40%) Shell Script
7 3 (0.30%) Bash
7 3 (0.30%) Korn
7 3 (0.30%) PL/SQL
7 3 (0.30%) VBA
8 2 (0.20%) PowerShell
8 2 (0.20%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.10%) TypeScript
9 1 (0.10%) VB
Qualifications
1 177 (17.90%) Security Cleared
2 137 (13.85%) SC Cleared
3 121 (12.23%) PMP
4 110 (11.12%) PMI Certification
5 83 (8.39%) Degree
6 55 (5.56%) APMP
7 38 (3.84%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 38 (3.84%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 26 (2.63%) DV Cleared
9 25 (2.53%) ISEB
10 21 (2.12%) ISTQB
11 18 (1.82%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 13 (1.31%) BPSS Clearance
13 8 (0.81%) Master's Degree
14 6 (0.61%) IIBA
14 6 (0.61%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 5 (0.51%) CISSP
15 5 (0.51%) DBS Check
15 5 (0.51%) ITIL Certification
16 4 (0.40%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 229 (23.15%) PMO
2 32 (3.24%) QA
3 15 (1.52%) GDPR
4 10 (1.01%) Data Quality
5 9 (0.91%) SLA
6 8 (0.81%) GMP
7 7 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 7 (0.71%) P3O
8 6 (0.61%) Accessibility
9 5 (0.51%) GRC
10 4 (0.40%) NCSC
11 3 (0.30%) Disclosure Scotland
11 3 (0.30%) NIST
12 2 (0.20%) GxP
12 2 (0.20%) SEPA
13 1 (0.10%) HL7
13 1 (0.10%) ISO 9000
13 1 (0.10%) JSP 440
13 1 (0.10%) MiFID
13 1 (0.10%) TickIT
System Software
1 23 (2.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (1.62%) Active Directory
3 7 (0.71%) Firmware
4 5 (0.51%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.20%) Virtual Desktop
5 2 (0.20%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.10%) Docker
6 1 (0.10%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.10%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.10%) ProxySG
6 1 (0.10%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 6 (0.61%) Ansible
2 5 (0.51%) Grafana
2 5 (0.51%) Kibana
3 4 (0.40%) NSN NetAct
3 4 (0.40%) Single Sign-On
4 3 (0.30%) Avamar
4 3 (0.30%) CA Single Sign-On
4 3 (0.30%) EMC NetWorker
4 3 (0.30%) HP ALM
4 3 (0.30%) SCCM
4 3 (0.30%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 3 (0.30%) WebSphere Service Registry and Repository
5 2 (0.20%) Failover Clustering
5 2 (0.20%) LiteSpeed
5 2 (0.20%) NetVault Backup
5 2 (0.20%) WMI
6 1 (0.10%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.10%) Puppet
6 1 (0.10%) Salt
6 1 (0.10%) SCOM
Vendors
1 461 (46.61%) Microsoft
2 60 (6.07%) Oracle
3 47 (4.75%) SAP
4 34 (3.44%) VMware
5 33 (3.34%) Ericsson
5 33 (3.34%) Remedy
5 33 (3.34%) ServiceNow
6 24 (2.43%) Cisco
7 20 (2.02%) Salesforce.com
8 19 (1.92%) Planview
9 15 (1.52%) CheckPoint
10 12 (1.21%) Google
10 12 (1.21%) Mavenir
11 11 (1.11%) CA
12 9 (0.91%) Snow
12 9 (0.91%) Workday
13 8 (0.81%) Adobe
14 7 (0.71%) Citrix
14 7 (0.71%) Nokia
15 6 (0.61%) HP