Period
to 22 October 2018

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 22 October 2018 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
22 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 273 216 229
Rank change year-on-year -57 +13 -66
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Project 987 1,218 1,266
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.96% 1.23% 1.20%
As % of the Applications category 11.40% 13.91% 13.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 662 856 851
UK median daily rate £422 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.44% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £228 £250 £225
90th Percentile £625 £575 £544
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 30 21
UK median hourly rate £26.50 £25.31 £21.78
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.70% +16.21% -16.52%
10th Percentile £12.55 £16.59 £15.00
90th Percentile £41.55 £45.00 £40.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.12 £25.31 £21.45
% change year-on-year -0.75% +18.02% -17.80%

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 8,661 8,755 9,619
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 8.39% 8.81% 9.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,130 5,278 5,607
UK median daily rate £368 £350 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +4.48% -4.29%
10th Percentile £145 £145 £147
90th Percentile £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £320
% change year-on-year +7.69% +1.56% -1.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 793 676 963
UK median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.13% -3.03% +10.00%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.00 £10.00
90th Percentile £40.95 £37.75 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.72 £14.63 £16.42
% change year-on-year +7.45% -10.90% +13.24%

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 22 October 2018.

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 22 October 2018.

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 22 October 2018. 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 -57 903 £425 +6.25% 107
UK excluding London -65 616 £400 +6.67% 85
London -45 350 £500 +16.65% 40
South East -43 214 £417 +7.48% 18
North of England -46 98 £375 -2.60% 15
Midlands -50 89 £363 +9.43% 12
South West -50 78 £394 -1.44% 11
West Midlands -25 74 £350 +3.70% 10
East of England +11 68 £475 +28.38% 11
Scotland -12 57 £350 -9.68% 13
North West +10 53 £375 -9.09% 10
Yorkshire -52 34 £375 +11.11% 5
East Midlands -3 14 £450 +30.91% 2
Wales -40 13 £321 -0.85% 4
North East -9 11 £384 -4.06%
Northern Ireland +31 1 £400 -0.62% 1

For the 6 months to 22 October 2018, 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.

1 544 (55.12%) Project Management
2 438 (44.38%) Microsoft
3 354 (35.87%) Microsoft Excel
4 342 (34.65%) Finance
5 329 (33.33%) PRINCE2
6 282 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
7 281 (28.47%) Microsoft Office
8 241 (24.42%) PMO
9 238 (24.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
10 193 (19.55%) Stakeholder Management
11 185 (18.74%) MS Visio
12 148 (14.99%) SharePoint
13 138 (13.98%) Project Planning
13 138 (13.98%) Security Cleared
14 133 (13.48%) Analytical Skills
15 124 (12.56%) ITIL
16 113 (11.45%) Problem-Solving
17 104 (10.54%) Risk Management
18 103 (10.44%) Change Management
19 98 (9.93%) Programme Management
20 93 (9.42%) SC Cleared
21 90 (9.12%) Waterfall
21 90 (9.12%) Migration
22 85 (8.61%) Windows
22 85 (8.61%) PMI Certification
23 83 (8.41%) Degree
24 77 (7.80%) JIRA
24 77 (7.80%) PMP
25 74 (7.50%) Change Control
26 72 (7.29%) SDLC

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
1 148 (14.99%) SharePoint
2 37 (3.75%) IIS
3 26 (2.63%) Confluence
4 25 (2.53%) Apache
4 25 (2.53%) Tomcat
5 24 (2.43%) MS Project Server
6 11 (1.11%) SharePoint 2013
7 10 (1.01%) Documentum
8 9 (0.91%) nginx
9 8 (0.81%) K2 blackpearl
10 6 (0.61%) WebLogic
10 6 (0.61%) WebSphere
11 5 (0.51%) BizTalk Server
12 4 (0.41%) CMS
12 4 (0.41%) Skype for Business
13 3 (0.30%) Apache Spark
13 3 (0.30%) SAS
14 2 (0.20%) IBM Notes
14 2 (0.20%) MS Exchange
14 2 (0.20%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 354 (35.87%) Microsoft Excel
2 281 (28.47%) Microsoft Office
3 238 (24.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 185 (18.74%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.61%) Open Workbench
6 5 (0.51%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.20%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.10%) Adobe Captivate
8 1 (0.10%) Fireworks
8 1 (0.10%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 27 (2.74%) Primavera
2 10 (1.01%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (0.71%) CA PPM
4 6 (0.61%) Dynamics AX
5 5 (0.51%) NetSuite
6 3 (0.30%) Oracle Financials
6 3 (0.30%) Sage 50
7 2 (0.20%) Oracle Applications
7 2 (0.20%) Oracle BPM
7 2 (0.20%) SAP CRM
7 2 (0.20%) SAP ERP
7 2 (0.20%) SAP HCM
8 1 (0.10%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 1 (0.10%) Eloqua
8 1 (0.10%) Finacle
8 1 (0.10%) HFM
8 1 (0.10%) Loan IQ
8 1 (0.10%) Maximo
8 1 (0.10%) Oracle ERP
8 1 (0.10%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 53 (5.37%) Microsoft Azure
1 53 (5.37%) Office 365
2 23 (2.33%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (0.81%) SaaS
4 7 (0.71%) PaaS
5 5 (0.51%) Azure Active Directory
5 5 (0.51%) SuccessFactors
6 4 (0.41%) IaaS
6 4 (0.41%) Trello
7 3 (0.30%) Dynamics 365
8 2 (0.20%) Apigee
8 2 (0.20%) Google Drive
8 2 (0.20%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
8 2 (0.20%) SurveyMonkey
9 1 (0.10%) Asana
9 1 (0.10%) Basecamp
9 1 (0.10%) GitHub
9 1 (0.10%) Lucidchart
9 1 (0.10%) Slack
9 1 (0.10%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 25 (2.53%) Firewall
2 19 (1.93%) Kerberos
2 19 (1.93%) SSL
3 17 (1.72%) LAN
4 16 (1.62%) DMZ
5 10 (1.01%) Software-Defined Networking
6 9 (0.91%) WAN
7 8 (0.81%) SAN
8 7 (0.71%) DNS
8 7 (0.71%) Skype
8 7 (0.71%) VoIP
8 7 (0.71%) Wi-Fi
9 6 (0.61%) TCP/IP
10 5 (0.51%) LTE
10 5 (0.51%) VoLTE
11 4 (0.41%) Cisco IPT
11 4 (0.41%) IP Telephony
11 4 (0.41%) iSCSI
11 4 (0.41%) NAS
11 4 (0.41%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (2.13%) SQL Server
2 15 (1.52%) Data Warehouse
3 10 (1.01%) Oracle OWB
4 8 (0.81%) BusinessObjects
5 5 (0.51%) Big Data
6 4 (0.41%) Data Mining
6 4 (0.41%) GIS
6 4 (0.41%) MS Access
7 3 (0.30%) Apache Kudu
7 3 (0.30%) Data Lake
7 3 (0.30%) Geospatial Data
7 3 (0.30%) Impala
7 3 (0.30%) MongoDB
7 3 (0.30%) Oracle Reports
7 3 (0.30%) Power BI
7 3 (0.30%) RDBMS
7 3 (0.30%) Relational Database
8 2 (0.20%) DataStage
8 2 (0.20%) DB2
8 2 (0.20%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 77 (7.80%) JIRA
2 8 (0.81%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (0.61%) Git (software)
4 5 (0.51%) Eclipse
5 4 (0.41%) GCC
5 4 (0.41%) GitLab
5 4 (0.41%) Jenkins
5 4 (0.41%) Selenium
6 3 (0.30%) Visual Studio Team System
7 2 (0.20%) Ant
7 2 (0.20%) Cucumber
7 2 (0.20%) IBM UrbanCode
7 2 (0.20%) Toad
7 2 (0.20%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.10%) gulp
8 1 (0.10%) SoapUI
8 1 (0.10%) Subversion
8 1 (0.10%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.10%) VersionOne
8 1 (0.10%) Zephyr
General
1 342 (34.65%) Finance
2 58 (5.88%) Banking
3 48 (4.86%) Telecoms
4 46 (4.66%) Retail
5 34 (3.44%) Marketing
6 19 (1.93%) Manufacturing
7 18 (1.82%) Military
8 17 (1.72%) Legal
9 15 (1.52%) Investment Banking
10 13 (1.32%) Law
11 11 (1.11%) Retail Banking
12 9 (0.91%) Billing
13 8 (0.81%) Advertising
14 7 (0.71%) Electronics
15 6 (0.61%) Dutch Language
16 5 (0.51%) Aerospace
16 5 (0.51%) Financial Institution
16 5 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
17 3 (0.30%) Automotive
17 3 (0.30%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 401 (40.63%) Project Manager
2 128 (12.97%) Analyst
3 64 (6.48%) IT Manager
4 61 (6.18%) PMO Analyst
5 55 (5.57%) Coordinator
5 55 (5.57%) IT Project Manager
6 49 (4.96%) Senior Manager
7 46 (4.66%) Business Analyst
8 43 (4.36%) Infrastructure Manager
8 43 (4.36%) Project Planner
8 43 (4.36%) Senior Project Manager
9 38 (3.85%) Project Coordinator
10 33 (3.34%) Programme Planner
11 32 (3.24%) Infrastructure Project Manager
12 29 (2.94%) Junior
13 23 (2.33%) PMO Manager
13 23 (2.33%) PMO Planner
13 23 (2.33%) Technical Manager
14 22 (2.23%) Programme Manager
15 21 (2.13%) Junior Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (2.63%) SailPoint
2 20 (2.03%) LDAP
2 20 (2.03%) Web Services
3 19 (1.93%) SAML
4 18 (1.82%) Middleware
5 17 (1.72%) XML
6 14 (1.42%) .NET
7 9 (0.91%) SPNEGO
7 9 (0.91%) WCF
7 9 (0.91%) Windows Identity Foundation
8 5 (0.51%) WPF
9 4 (0.41%) COM
10 2 (0.20%) ASP.NET
10 2 (0.20%) CSS
10 2 (0.20%) EDI
10 2 (0.20%) IBM Integration Bus
10 2 (0.20%) JSON
10 2 (0.20%) OAuth
10 2 (0.20%) WebSphere MQ
10 2 (0.20%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 133 (13.48%) Analytical Skills
2 61 (6.18%) Management Information System
3 41 (4.15%) Data Centre
4 36 (3.65%) PMI
5 33 (3.34%) Self-Motivation
6 26 (2.63%) Virtual Team
7 17 (1.72%) Hybrid Cloud
8 12 (1.22%) Computer Science
8 12 (1.22%) NHS
9 11 (1.11%) PKI
10 7 (0.71%) User Experience
11 6 (0.61%) CCTV
11 6 (0.61%) Life Science
12 5 (0.51%) Wiki
13 4 (0.41%) Enterprise Software
13 4 (0.41%) Enterprise Storage
13 4 (0.41%) FMCG
13 4 (0.41%) LPAR
13 4 (0.41%) Mobile App
14 3 (0.30%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 85 (8.61%) Windows
2 28 (2.84%) Unix
3 27 (2.74%) Linux
3 27 (2.74%) Windows 10
4 17 (1.72%) Windows Server 2012
5 14 (1.42%) Windows Server
6 6 (0.61%) Windows 7
7 4 (0.41%) Android
7 4 (0.41%) Apple iOS
7 4 (0.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (0.41%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
8 3 (0.30%) AIX
9 2 (0.20%) Solaris
9 2 (0.20%) zOS
10 1 (0.10%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 544 (55.12%) Project Management
2 329 (33.33%) PRINCE2
3 282 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
4 193 (19.55%) Stakeholder Management
5 138 (13.98%) Project Planning
6 124 (12.56%) ITIL
7 113 (11.45%) Problem-Solving
8 104 (10.54%) Risk Management
9 103 (10.44%) Change Management
10 98 (9.93%) Programme Management
11 90 (9.12%) Migration
11 90 (9.12%) Waterfall
12 74 (7.50%) Change Control
13 72 (7.29%) SDLC
14 66 (6.69%) Project Governance
15 54 (5.47%) Resource Management
15 54 (5.47%) Scrum
16 53 (5.37%) Decision-Making
17 49 (4.96%) Coaching
18 48 (4.86%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 64 (6.48%) SQL
2 29 (2.94%) Python
3 18 (1.82%) C
4 13 (1.32%) Java
5 10 (1.01%) PowerShell
6 8 (0.81%) C#
7 7 (0.71%) Shell Script
8 4 (0.41%) JavaScript
9 2 (0.20%) C++
9 2 (0.20%) Korn
9 2 (0.20%) Perl
9 2 (0.20%) PL/SQL
9 2 (0.20%) VB
9 2 (0.20%) VBScript
10 1 (0.10%) Erlang
10 1 (0.10%) Ruby
10 1 (0.10%) STATISTICA Visual Basic
10 1 (0.10%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.10%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.10%) VB6
Qualifications
1 138 (13.98%) Security Cleared
2 93 (9.42%) SC Cleared
3 85 (8.61%) PMI Certification
4 83 (8.41%) Degree
5 77 (7.80%) PMP
6 49 (4.96%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 39 (3.95%) DV Cleared
8 36 (3.65%) APMP
9 31 (3.14%) ISEB
9 31 (3.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 12 (1.22%) HND
11 11 (1.11%) Six Sigma Black Belt
12 10 (1.01%) HNC
12 10 (1.01%) Master's Degree
12 10 (1.01%) Microsoft Certification
13 7 (0.71%) ISEB Practitioner
14 6 (0.61%) BPSS Clearance
15 5 (0.51%) Computer Science Degree
15 5 (0.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 4 (0.41%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 241 (24.42%) PMO
2 51 (5.17%) QA
3 15 (1.52%) P3O
4 12 (1.22%) Data Quality
5 11 (1.11%) GDPR
6 8 (0.81%) SLA
7 7 (0.71%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 7 (0.71%) PMBOK
8 6 (0.61%) PCI DSS
9 4 (0.41%) MiFID
10 3 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 3 (0.30%) SEPA
11 2 (0.20%) Disclosure Scotland
11 2 (0.20%) FISMA
11 2 (0.20%) HIPAA
11 2 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 2 (0.20%) JSP 440
12 1 (0.10%) 21 CFR Part 11
12 1 (0.10%) COBIT
12 1 (0.10%) HL7
System Software
1 42 (4.26%) Active Directory
2 10 (1.01%) Virtual Servers
3 7 (0.71%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (0.61%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 4 (0.41%) Firmware
5 4 (0.41%) KVM
5 4 (0.41%) RHEV
5 4 (0.41%) Samba
5 4 (0.41%) Sendmail
5 4 (0.41%) Veritas File System
5 4 (0.41%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (0.30%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.10%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 30 (3.04%) Single Sign-On
2 15 (1.52%) Microsoft Intune
3 12 (1.22%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 10 (1.01%) CA Single Sign-On
5 8 (0.81%) HP ALM
5 8 (0.81%) SCCM
6 6 (0.61%) HP Quality Center
6 6 (0.61%) OpenView
7 4 (0.41%) BladeLogic
7 4 (0.41%) BMC PATROL
7 4 (0.41%) SCOM
7 4 (0.41%) Tivoli
7 4 (0.41%) yum
8 3 (0.30%) Ansible
8 3 (0.30%) vRealize
9 2 (0.20%) WebSphere Service Registry and Repository
10 1 (0.10%) Failover Clustering
10 1 (0.10%) PingFederate
10 1 (0.10%) Puppet
10 1 (0.10%) Terraform
Vendors
1 438 (44.38%) Microsoft
2 48 (4.86%) Oracle
3 36 (3.65%) SAP
3 36 (3.65%) ServiceNow
4 19 (1.93%) Cisco
5 14 (1.42%) CA
5 14 (1.42%) HP
6 13 (1.32%) BMC
7 11 (1.11%) CheckPoint
7 11 (1.11%) ForgeRock
7 11 (1.11%) Salesforce.com
7 11 (1.11%) VMware
8 10 (1.01%) Axway
8 10 (1.01%) IBM
8 10 (1.01%) Workday
9 8 (0.81%) Dynatrace
10 7 (0.71%) Niku
11 6 (0.61%) Atlassian
11 6 (0.61%) Pega
11 6 (0.61%) webMethods