Period
to 18 November 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 18 November 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
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 218 219 163
Rank change year-on-year +1 -56 -40
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Project 1236 1263 1739
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.21% 1.20% 1.51%
As % of the Applications category 13.74% 13.03% 14.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 886 849 1148
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% -3.23%
10th Percentile £250 £225 £225
90th Percentile £569 £551 £526
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £360
% change year-on-year +1.33% +4.17% -0.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 20 40
UK median hourly rate £25.12 £23.64 £24.33
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.26% -2.84% +35.17%
10th Percentile £15.78 £14.97 £11.25
90th Percentile £40.00 £40.83 £159.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.12 £28.50 £24.33
% change year-on-year -11.86% +17.14% +35.17%

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 8996 9694 11779
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 8.81% 9.17% 10.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 5473 5669 6878
UK median daily rate £350 £340 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% -2.86% +7.69%
10th Percentile £143 £150 £153
90th Percentile £552 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £328 £324 £325
% change year-on-year +1.16% -0.38% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 737 957 1102
UK median hourly rate £15.50 £16.15 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.02% +4.19% +3.33%
10th Percentile £10.00 £10.13 £9.52
90th Percentile £35.60 £39.70 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £15.82 £15.00
% change year-on-year -8.31% +5.43% -

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 18 November 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 18 November 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 18 November 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 +6 1137 £400 - 57
UK excluding London +40 757 £380 +1.33% 49
London -46 466 £425 +1.80% 16
South East +15 247 £390 -0.27% 11
North of England +51 122 £390 +4.00% 20
Midlands +2 114 £339 -9.67% 4
South West +36 113 £400 +20.30% 3
West Midlands +14 88 £340 -7.86% 3
Yorkshire +32 67 £368 -8.13% 12
East of England -14 66 £378 -11.18% 3
Scotland +3 47 £363 +3.57% 8
Wales +43 40 £324 +44.00%
North West +5 32 £425 +6.72% 7
East Midlands +1 25 £344 -14.06% 1
North East +63 23 £410 +36.67% 1
Northern Ireland -41 6 £403 +34.17%

For the 6 months to 18 November 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.

1 592 (47.90%) Project Management
2 500 (40.45%) Microsoft
3 448 (36.25%) Finance
4 399 (32.28%) Microsoft Excel
5 374 (30.26%) PRINCE2
6 330 (26.70%) Agile Software Development
7 314 (25.40%) Microsoft Office
8 297 (24.03%) PMO
9 260 (21.04%) Stakeholder Management
10 252 (20.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
11 233 (18.85%) MS Visio
12 210 (16.99%) Project Planning
13 207 (16.75%) Security Cleared
14 181 (14.64%) SC Cleared
15 179 (14.48%) SharePoint
16 144 (11.65%) Change Management
17 141 (11.41%) PMI Certification
18 128 (10.36%) Risk Management
19 126 (10.19%) Analytical Skills
20 121 (9.79%) Degree
20 121 (9.79%) Programme Management
21 116 (9.39%) Change Control
22 106 (8.58%) PMP
23 98 (7.93%) ITIL
24 94 (7.61%) Banking
24 94 (7.61%) JIRA
25 91 (7.36%) Waterfall
26 82 (6.63%) Scrum
27 76 (6.15%) QA
28 75 (6.07%) Project Governance

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
1 179 (14.48%) SharePoint
2 55 (4.45%) MS Project Server
3 34 (2.75%) Confluence
4 24 (1.94%) CMS
5 19 (1.54%) BizTalk Server
6 17 (1.38%) OpenStack
6 17 (1.38%) Tomcat
7 15 (1.21%) Apache
7 15 (1.21%) IIS
7 15 (1.21%) MS Exchange
7 15 (1.21%) SharePoint Server
8 13 (1.05%) JBoss
8 13 (1.05%) WebLogic
9 12 (0.97%) MQSeries
10 11 (0.89%) Documentum
10 11 (0.89%) iPlanet
10 11 (0.89%) Oracle Application Server
10 11 (0.89%) WebLogic Portal
11 9 (0.73%) Skype for Business
12 6 (0.49%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 399 (32.28%) Microsoft Excel
2 314 (25.40%) Microsoft Office
3 252 (20.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 233 (18.85%) MS Visio
5 14 (1.13%) Spreadsheet
6 9 (0.73%) Adobe Captivate
7 3 (0.24%) Acrobat
8 2 (0.16%) InfoPath
8 2 (0.16%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 19 (1.54%) Primavera
2 13 (1.05%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (1.05%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 11 (0.89%) Dynamics AX
4 9 (0.73%) Maximo
5 7 (0.57%) iTrent
5 7 (0.57%) SAP S/4HANA
6 6 (0.49%) SAP ERP
7 4 (0.32%) Lawson
8 3 (0.24%) CA PPM
8 3 (0.24%) SAP IS-U
9 2 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
9 2 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
9 2 (0.16%) SAP PP
9 2 (0.16%) Temenos T24
9 2 (0.16%) Unit4 Business World
10 1 (0.081%) Oracle Financials
10 1 (0.081%) SAP FI
10 1 (0.081%) SAP FI/CO
10 1 (0.081%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 40 (3.24%) Office 365
2 20 (1.62%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (1.13%) Amazon AWS
4 13 (1.05%) SaaS
5 8 (0.65%) PaaS
6 7 (0.57%) IaaS
7 4 (0.32%) Trello
8 3 (0.24%) Basecamp
8 3 (0.24%) Dynamics 365
8 3 (0.24%) Google Cloud Platform
9 2 (0.16%) Dropbox
9 2 (0.16%) Google App Engine
9 2 (0.16%) Google Compute Engine
9 2 (0.16%) Slack
10 1 (0.081%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.081%) IBM Blueworks
10 1 (0.081%) OneDrive
10 1 (0.081%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
10 1 (0.081%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 21 (1.70%) WAN
2 19 (1.54%) Firewall
3 17 (1.38%) VLAN
4 16 (1.29%) LDAP
4 16 (1.29%) TCP/IP
5 15 (1.21%) Internet
5 15 (1.21%) LAN
6 13 (1.05%) SAN
7 12 (0.97%) NAS
8 11 (0.89%) Skype
9 8 (0.65%) ATM
9 8 (0.65%) Intranet
10 7 (0.57%) VSAN
11 6 (0.49%) DNS
11 6 (0.49%) FCoE
11 6 (0.49%) iSCSI
12 5 (0.40%) LTE
12 5 (0.40%) SSL
12 5 (0.40%) VoIP
12 5 (0.40%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (3.32%) SQL Server
2 12 (0.97%) Oracle Reports
3 10 (0.81%) Data Warehouse
3 10 (0.81%) SAP Data Services
4 8 (0.65%) Big Data
5 7 (0.57%) BusinessObjects
5 7 (0.57%) Power BI
5 7 (0.57%) SQL Server 2012
6 6 (0.49%) MS Access
6 6 (0.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (0.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 5 (0.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 4 (0.32%) QlikView
9 3 (0.24%) Essbase
9 3 (0.24%) GIS
9 3 (0.24%) Qlik Sense
10 2 (0.16%) Data Mining
10 2 (0.16%) DB2
10 2 (0.16%) MySQL
10 2 (0.16%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 94 (7.61%) JIRA
2 11 (0.89%) Jenkins
2 11 (0.89%) Team Foundation Server
3 10 (0.81%) Git (software)
4 7 (0.57%) Bitbucket
4 7 (0.57%) Subversion
5 5 (0.40%) Appcelerator Titanium
5 5 (0.40%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 5 (0.40%) ScriptRunner
6 4 (0.32%) GitLab
6 4 (0.32%) Selenium
6 4 (0.32%) Visual Studio
7 3 (0.24%) JIRA Agile
7 3 (0.24%) Rational DOORS
7 3 (0.24%) ReSharper
8 2 (0.16%) Cucumber
8 2 (0.16%) jMock
8 2 (0.16%) Mockito
8 2 (0.16%) Talend Open Studio
8 2 (0.16%) VersionOne
General
1 448 (36.25%) Finance
2 94 (7.61%) Banking
3 63 (5.10%) Telecoms
4 60 (4.85%) Legal
5 48 (3.88%) Retail
6 43 (3.48%) Marketing
7 33 (2.67%) Advertising
7 33 (2.67%) Investment Banking
8 26 (2.10%) Law
9 16 (1.29%) Manufacturing
10 15 (1.21%) Military
11 13 (1.05%) Back Office
11 13 (1.05%) Front Office
12 12 (0.97%) Automotive
12 12 (0.97%) Billing
12 12 (0.97%) Pharmaceutical
13 10 (0.81%) Financial Institution
14 8 (0.65%) Romanian Language
15 7 (0.57%) Publishing
16 6 (0.49%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 462 (37.38%) Project Manager
2 207 (16.75%) Analyst
3 90 (7.28%) Business Analyst
4 81 (6.55%) Project Planner
5 79 (6.39%) PMO Analyst
6 72 (5.83%) IT Manager
7 66 (5.34%) Coordinator
7 66 (5.34%) IT Project Manager
8 57 (4.61%) Project Coordinator
9 55 (4.45%) Programme Planner
10 47 (3.80%) Infrastructure Manager
11 46 (3.72%) Infrastructure Project Manager
12 45 (3.64%) Senior Manager
13 43 (3.48%) Senior Project Manager
14 37 (2.99%) PMO Lead
15 35 (2.83%) Project Analyst
16 32 (2.59%) Junior
16 32 (2.59%) Programme Manager
17 28 (2.27%) Project Officer
18 27 (2.18%) Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (1.05%) CSS
1 13 (1.05%) HTML
1 13 (1.05%) Web Services
1 13 (1.05%) XML
2 12 (0.97%) J2EE
3 10 (0.81%) .NET
4 6 (0.49%) REST
5 5 (0.40%) jQuery
5 5 (0.40%) RESTful
5 5 (0.40%) SAML
5 5 (0.40%) SOAP
6 4 (0.32%) CSS3
6 4 (0.32%) HTML5
6 4 (0.32%) SailPoint
6 4 (0.32%) SPNEGO
6 4 (0.32%) WCF
6 4 (0.32%) Windows Identity Foundation
7 3 (0.24%) ASP.NET Web API
7 3 (0.24%) Razor View Engine
7 3 (0.24%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 126 (10.19%) Analytical Skills
2 67 (5.42%) PMI
3 63 (5.10%) Management Information System
4 50 (4.05%) Data Centre
5 31 (2.51%) Virtual Team
6 21 (1.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 12 (0.97%) Clustering
7 12 (0.97%) e-Learning
8 11 (0.89%) Derivative
8 11 (0.89%) NHS
8 11 (0.89%) User Experience
9 10 (0.81%) Computer Science
9 10 (0.81%) Enterprise Software
9 10 (0.81%) Mobile App
10 9 (0.73%) Credit Risk
10 9 (0.73%) Learning Management System
10 9 (0.73%) Market Risk
11 8 (0.65%) Greenfield Project
12 7 (0.57%) Social Media
12 7 (0.57%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 70 (5.66%) Windows
2 30 (2.43%) Unix
3 22 (1.78%) Windows Server
4 20 (1.62%) Linux
5 12 (0.97%) AIX
5 12 (0.97%) HPUX
5 12 (0.97%) Solaris
6 11 (0.89%) SUSE
7 10 (0.81%) Windows 7
8 9 (0.73%) Windows 10
9 8 (0.65%) Windows Server 2012
10 5 (0.40%) Windows Server 2008
11 4 (0.32%) Windows Server 2003
12 3 (0.24%) Apple iOS
13 2 (0.16%) Android
13 2 (0.16%) VMS
13 2 (0.16%) Windows 2000
13 2 (0.16%) Windows Vista
13 2 (0.16%) Windows XP
14 1 (0.081%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 592 (47.90%) Project Management
2 374 (30.26%) PRINCE2
3 330 (26.70%) Agile Software Development
4 260 (21.04%) Stakeholder Management
5 210 (16.99%) Project Planning
6 144 (11.65%) Change Management
7 128 (10.36%) Risk Management
8 121 (9.79%) Programme Management
9 116 (9.39%) Change Control
10 98 (7.93%) ITIL
11 91 (7.36%) Waterfall
12 82 (6.63%) Scrum
13 75 (6.07%) Project Governance
14 74 (5.99%) Business Analysis
15 68 (5.50%) Migration
16 66 (5.34%) Coaching
17 63 (5.10%) Resource Management
18 61 (4.94%) CRM
19 60 (4.85%) SDLC
20 59 (4.77%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 46 (3.72%) SQL
2 22 (1.78%) C
3 11 (0.89%) VBA
4 9 (0.73%) Java
4 9 (0.73%) JavaScript
4 9 (0.73%) Python
5 6 (0.49%) Bash Shell
5 6 (0.49%) C-shell
5 6 (0.49%) Korn
5 6 (0.49%) Perl
5 6 (0.49%) Shell Script
6 5 (0.40%) Groovy
6 5 (0.40%) VB
7 4 (0.32%) T-SQL
8 3 (0.24%) C#
8 3 (0.24%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 2 (0.16%) C++
9 2 (0.16%) PL/SQL
9 2 (0.16%) PowerShell
9 2 (0.16%) R
Qualifications
1 207 (16.75%) Security Cleared
2 181 (14.64%) SC Cleared
3 141 (11.41%) PMI Certification
4 121 (9.79%) Degree
5 106 (8.58%) PMP
6 47 (3.80%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 47 (3.80%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 32 (2.59%) ISEB
8 31 (2.51%) APMP
9 22 (1.78%) DV Cleared
10 16 (1.29%) BPSS Clearance
10 16 (1.29%) ISTQB
11 14 (1.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 12 (0.97%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 9 (0.73%) ITIL Certification
14 6 (0.49%) Master's Degree
15 4 (0.32%) HNC
15 4 (0.32%) Microsoft Certification
16 3 (0.24%) BC Cleared
16 3 (0.24%) ECDL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 297 (24.03%) PMO
2 76 (6.15%) QA
3 40 (3.24%) GDPR
4 20 (1.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 13 (1.05%) P3O
6 11 (0.89%) Disclosure Scotland
6 11 (0.89%) MiFID
6 11 (0.89%) PCI DSS
6 11 (0.89%) SLA
7 6 (0.49%) EMIR
8 5 (0.40%) Dodd-Frank
8 5 (0.40%) HMG Infosec
8 5 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 4 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 3 (0.24%) Data Quality
10 3 (0.24%) PMBOK
10 3 (0.24%) Solvency II
11 2 (0.16%) IFRS
11 2 (0.16%) IFRS 9
12 1 (0.081%) IEC 62304
System Software
1 36 (2.91%) Active Directory
2 21 (1.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (1.21%) Hyper-V
4 12 (0.97%) KVM
4 12 (0.97%) Oracle RAC
4 12 (0.97%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 7 (0.57%) VMware Workstation
5 7 (0.57%) vSphere
6 6 (0.49%) Samba
7 5 (0.40%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.16%) Firmware
9 1 (0.081%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.081%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.081%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.081%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.081%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 27 (2.18%) HP Quality Center
2 18 (1.46%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 13 (1.05%) SCCM
4 12 (0.97%) OpenView
4 12 (0.97%) SCOM
5 5 (0.40%) BMC PATROL
5 5 (0.40%) WhatsUp Gold
6 4 (0.32%) CA Single Sign-On
7 2 (0.16%) DameWare
8 1 (0.081%) AirWatch
8 1 (0.081%) EMC NetWorker
8 1 (0.081%) Microsoft Intune
8 1 (0.081%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.081%) PaperCut
Vendors
1 500 (40.45%) Microsoft
2 54 (4.37%) SAP
3 52 (4.21%) HP
4 44 (3.56%) Oracle
5 27 (2.18%) Cisco
6 24 (1.94%) VMware
7 17 (1.38%) Citrix
8 15 (1.21%) Remedy
9 14 (1.13%) Adobe
9 14 (1.13%) BMC
10 13 (1.05%) Cognos
10 13 (1.05%) Red Hat
10 13 (1.05%) Salesforce.com
11 12 (0.97%) CA
11 12 (0.97%) Opsware
11 12 (0.97%) PlateSpin
11 12 (0.97%) Sun
11 12 (0.97%) Veritas
12 11 (0.89%) F5
12 11 (0.89%) ServiceNow