Period
to 16 July 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 16 July 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
16 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 256 204 186
Rank change year-on-year -52 -18 -50
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Project 1,050 1,226 1,571
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.01% 1.29% 1.43%
As % of the Applications category 11.91% 14.65% 15.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 708 825 1,065
UK median daily rate £415 £400 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% +3.90% -2.53%
10th Percentile £242 £250 £240
90th Percentile £600 £575 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14% -2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 35 29
UK median hourly rate £26.88 £40.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.80% +60.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £15.15 £16.75 £17.55
90th Percentile £37.50 £56.25 £42.73
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.88 £30.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year -10.40% +5.26% +25.27%

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 8,816 8,368 10,191
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 8.50% 8.82% 9.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,266 4,866 6,086
UK median daily rate £369 £350 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.36% +2.94% +0.74%
10th Percentile £145 £150 £151
90th Percentile £550 £538 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £320
% change year-on-year +3.85% +1.56% -1.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 811 739 881
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 £10.75 £10.00 £10.00
90th Percentile £39.50 £43.75 £38.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year +3.33% -9.09% +13.79%

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 16 July 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 16 July 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Microsoft Project in the UK

Microsoft Project
Top 15 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 16 July 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 -59 950 £425 +6.25% 127
UK excluding London -52 647 £375 - 97
London -47 392 £475 +8.57% 35
South East -25 276 £408 +8.73% 26
North of England -21 122 £365 -2.67% 18
Scotland -15 73 £360 -10.00% 4
Midlands -60 70 £350 +7.69% 20
South West -65 54 £339 -10.03% 15
West Midlands -36 52 £350 +3.70% 17
North West -26 51 £374 -12.12% 12
Yorkshire -18 45 £370 +15.63% 5
East of England -19 34 £443 +26.43% 13
North East +4 26 £330 -16.46% 1
Wales -12 18 £290 -17.14% 1
East Midlands -18 17 £350 +7.69% 3

For the 6 months to 16 July 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.

1 546 (52.00%) Project Management
2 462 (44.00%) Microsoft
3 399 (38.00%) Finance
4 371 (35.33%) Microsoft Excel
5 360 (34.29%) PRINCE2
6 276 (26.29%) Agile Software Development
7 269 (25.62%) PMO
8 250 (23.81%) Microsoft Office
9 240 (22.86%) Stakeholder Management
10 218 (20.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
11 203 (19.33%) MS Visio
12 176 (16.76%) Project Planning
13 135 (12.86%) SharePoint
14 130 (12.38%) Security Cleared
15 119 (11.33%) Change Management
16 115 (10.95%) Analytical Skills
17 101 (9.62%) PMI Certification
18 98 (9.33%) PMP
18 98 (9.33%) Programme Management
19 96 (9.14%) SC Cleared
20 95 (9.05%) Waterfall
21 93 (8.86%) Migration
22 92 (8.76%) ITIL
22 92 (8.76%) Problem-Solving
23 90 (8.57%) Risk Management
24 84 (8.00%) Change Control
25 78 (7.43%) SDLC
26 77 (7.33%) Degree
27 76 (7.24%) JIRA
28 74 (7.05%) Banking

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
1 135 (12.86%) SharePoint
2 29 (2.76%) Confluence
3 28 (2.67%) MS Project Server
4 16 (1.52%) IIS
5 12 (1.14%) Tomcat
6 11 (1.05%) Apache
6 11 (1.05%) BizTalk Server
7 9 (0.86%) Documentum
8 8 (0.76%) CMS
8 8 (0.76%) WebSphere
9 7 (0.67%) nginx
9 7 (0.67%) Skype for Business
10 6 (0.57%) WebLogic
11 4 (0.38%) MS Exchange
12 2 (0.19%) Apache Spark
12 2 (0.19%) SharePoint 2013
13 1 (0.095%) Exchange Server 2010
13 1 (0.095%) Jadu
13 1 (0.095%) Liferay
13 1 (0.095%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 371 (35.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 250 (23.81%) Microsoft Office
3 218 (20.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 203 (19.33%) MS Visio
5 8 (0.76%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.38%) Open Workbench
6 4 (0.38%) SPSS
7 2 (0.19%) Acrobat
7 2 (0.19%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.095%) Adobe Captivate
8 1 (0.095%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.095%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.095%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 24 (2.29%) Primavera
2 14 (1.33%) Dynamics CRM
3 8 (0.76%) Dynamics AX
4 7 (0.67%) NetSuite
4 7 (0.67%) Unit4 Business World
5 5 (0.48%) CA PPM
6 4 (0.38%) Infor CRM
7 3 (0.29%) Dynamics NAV
7 3 (0.29%) Sage 50
7 3 (0.29%) SAP S/4HANA
8 2 (0.19%) Elite 3E
8 2 (0.19%) Maximo
8 2 (0.19%) Oracle Applications
8 2 (0.19%) Oracle BPM
8 2 (0.19%) Oracle Financials
8 2 (0.19%) SAP CO
8 2 (0.19%) SAP FI
8 2 (0.19%) SAP FI/CO
9 1 (0.095%) Oracle EBS
9 1 (0.095%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 50 (4.76%) Office 365
2 28 (2.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (0.86%) Cloud Computing
4 8 (0.76%) SaaS
5 7 (0.67%) Amazon AWS
5 7 (0.67%) OneDrive
6 6 (0.57%) PaaS
7 4 (0.38%) Dynamics 365
7 4 (0.38%) SuccessFactors
8 3 (0.29%) Azure Active Directory
8 3 (0.29%) Lucidchart
9 2 (0.19%) IaaS
9 2 (0.19%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
9 2 (0.19%) SurveyMonkey
10 1 (0.095%) Basecamp
10 1 (0.095%) GitHub
10 1 (0.095%) Google Analytics
10 1 (0.095%) Google Drive
10 1 (0.095%) Trello
10 1 (0.095%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 13 (1.24%) Firewall
2 12 (1.14%) SAN
2 12 (1.14%) Skype
3 11 (1.05%) LAN
3 11 (1.05%) WAN
4 10 (0.95%) Internet
5 8 (0.76%) DNS
6 7 (0.67%) Kerberos
6 7 (0.67%) SSL
6 7 (0.67%) VoIP
7 6 (0.57%) DMZ
7 6 (0.57%) TCP/IP
8 5 (0.48%) Intranet
8 5 (0.48%) NAS
8 5 (0.48%) Remote Desktop
9 4 (0.38%) iSCSI
9 4 (0.38%) MPLS
9 4 (0.38%) SNMP
10 3 (0.29%) DHCP
10 3 (0.29%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (2.29%) SQL Server
2 19 (1.81%) Power BI
3 18 (1.71%) Data Warehouse
4 15 (1.43%) MS Access
5 10 (0.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 9 (0.86%) BusinessObjects
6 9 (0.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 9 (0.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 7 (0.67%) SQL Server 2014
7 7 (0.67%) SQL Server 2016
8 6 (0.57%) Oracle OWB
9 5 (0.48%) Data Mining
9 5 (0.48%) DB2
9 5 (0.48%) GIS
9 5 (0.48%) Relational Database
10 4 (0.38%) Big Data
11 3 (0.29%) Data Lake
11 3 (0.29%) MongoDB
11 3 (0.29%) Oracle BI EE
11 3 (0.29%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 76 (7.24%) JIRA
2 7 (0.67%) GitLab
2 7 (0.67%) Jenkins
2 7 (0.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (0.67%) Visual Studio
2 7 (0.67%) Visual Studio Team System
3 6 (0.57%) Eclipse
3 6 (0.57%) Git (software)
4 4 (0.38%) GCC
4 4 (0.38%) gulp
5 2 (0.19%) Ant
5 2 (0.19%) HP UFT
5 2 (0.19%) IBM UrbanCode
5 2 (0.19%) Rational Team Concert
5 2 (0.19%) Subversion
5 2 (0.19%) Toad
5 2 (0.19%) VersionOne
6 1 (0.095%) JIRA Agile
6 1 (0.095%) SonarQube
6 1 (0.095%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 399 (38.00%) Finance
2 74 (7.05%) Banking
3 55 (5.24%) Retail
4 45 (4.29%) Telecoms
5 31 (2.95%) Marketing
6 25 (2.38%) Retail Banking
7 24 (2.29%) Legal
8 20 (1.90%) Manufacturing
9 19 (1.81%) Law
10 18 (1.71%) Billing
11 10 (0.95%) Advertising
11 10 (0.95%) Investment Banking
12 9 (0.86%) Military
13 8 (0.76%) Financial Institution
13 8 (0.76%) Pharmaceutical
14 7 (0.67%) Aerospace
15 5 (0.48%) French Language
15 5 (0.48%) Publishing
16 4 (0.38%) Electronics
16 4 (0.38%) German Language
Job Titles
1 423 (40.29%) Project Manager
2 128 (12.19%) Analyst
3 66 (6.29%) IT Manager
4 64 (6.10%) Senior Manager
5 59 (5.62%) Coordinator
6 57 (5.43%) IT Project Manager
6 57 (5.43%) Project Planner
6 57 (5.43%) Senior Project Manager
7 52 (4.95%) Business Analyst
8 49 (4.67%) PMO Analyst
9 48 (4.57%) Project Coordinator
10 41 (3.90%) Programme Planner
11 40 (3.81%) Infrastructure Manager
12 37 (3.52%) Project Officer
13 30 (2.86%) Infrastructure Project Manager
14 28 (2.67%) Programme Manager
14 28 (2.67%) Support Officer
15 26 (2.48%) PMO Manager
16 24 (2.29%) Junior
16 24 (2.29%) Project Support Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (2.48%) XML
2 17 (1.62%) LDAP
3 13 (1.24%) Web Services
4 12 (1.14%) HTML
5 11 (1.05%) CSS
5 11 (1.05%) SailPoint
6 7 (0.67%) JSON
6 7 (0.67%) Middleware
6 7 (0.67%) SAML
6 7 (0.67%) SPNEGO
6 7 (0.67%) WCF
6 7 (0.67%) Windows Identity Foundation
7 6 (0.57%) .NET
7 6 (0.57%) CSS3
7 6 (0.57%) HTML5
7 6 (0.57%) REST
8 5 (0.48%) COM
8 5 (0.48%) React
9 4 (0.38%) Ajax
9 4 (0.38%) BREW
Miscellaneous
1 115 (10.95%) Analytical Skills
2 58 (5.52%) Management Information System
3 39 (3.71%) Self-Motivation
4 32 (3.05%) PMI
5 31 (2.95%) Data Centre
6 28 (2.67%) Virtual Team
7 16 (1.52%) Computer Science
8 14 (1.33%) User Experience
9 11 (1.05%) Data Structures
10 10 (0.95%) Mobile App
11 8 (0.76%) Enterprise Software
12 7 (0.67%) Mainframe
12 7 (0.67%) NHS
12 7 (0.67%) PKI
13 6 (0.57%) Hybrid Cloud
14 5 (0.48%) CCTV
14 5 (0.48%) FMCG
15 4 (0.38%) Smart Meter
15 4 (0.38%) Smartphone
15 4 (0.38%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 66 (6.29%) Windows
2 30 (2.86%) Unix
3 26 (2.48%) Linux
4 20 (1.90%) Windows 10
5 5 (0.48%) Apple iOS
5 5 (0.48%) Solaris
5 5 (0.48%) Windows 7
5 5 (0.48%) zOS
6 4 (0.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (0.38%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
7 3 (0.29%) Windows Server
8 2 (0.19%) AIX
8 2 (0.19%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.095%) Android
9 1 (0.095%) VxWorks
9 1 (0.095%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.095%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 546 (52.00%) Project Management
2 360 (34.29%) PRINCE2
3 276 (26.29%) Agile Software Development
4 240 (22.86%) Stakeholder Management
5 176 (16.76%) Project Planning
6 119 (11.33%) Change Management
7 98 (9.33%) Programme Management
8 95 (9.05%) Waterfall
9 93 (8.86%) Migration
10 92 (8.76%) ITIL
10 92 (8.76%) Problem-Solving
11 90 (8.57%) Risk Management
12 84 (8.00%) Change Control
13 78 (7.43%) SDLC
14 73 (6.95%) Business Analysis
15 63 (6.00%) Matrix Organization
16 59 (5.62%) Project Governance
17 58 (5.52%) Resource Management
17 58 (5.52%) Time Management
18 56 (5.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 58 (5.52%) SQL
2 17 (1.62%) C
3 12 (1.14%) VBA
4 11 (1.05%) Java
4 11 (1.05%) Python
5 9 (0.86%) JavaScript
6 7 (0.67%) Shell Script
7 6 (0.57%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
7 6 (0.57%) T-SQL
8 3 (0.29%) C#
8 3 (0.29%) C++
8 3 (0.29%) VB
8 3 (0.29%) X++
9 2 (0.19%) Korn
9 2 (0.19%) Perl
9 2 (0.19%) PL/SQL
9 2 (0.19%) PowerShell
9 2 (0.19%) VBScript
10 1 (0.095%) Pascal
10 1 (0.095%) STATISTICA Visual Basic
Qualifications
1 130 (12.38%) Security Cleared
2 101 (9.62%) PMI Certification
3 98 (9.33%) PMP
4 96 (9.14%) SC Cleared
5 77 (7.33%) Degree
6 53 (5.05%) APMP
6 53 (5.05%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 39 (3.71%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 33 (3.14%) ISEB
9 13 (1.24%) BPSS Clearance
9 13 (1.24%) CTC Cleared
9 13 (1.24%) ISTQB
10 12 (1.14%) DV Cleared
11 10 (0.95%) HNC
11 10 (0.95%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 8 (0.76%) HND
12 8 (0.76%) ISEB Practitioner
12 8 (0.76%) Master's Degree
13 6 (0.57%) CISSP
14 5 (0.48%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 269 (25.62%) PMO
2 49 (4.67%) QA
3 25 (2.38%) GDPR
4 8 (0.76%) P3O
4 8 (0.76%) SLA
5 7 (0.67%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 6 (0.57%) Data Quality
6 6 (0.57%) Disclosure Scotland
7 4 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 4 (0.38%) MiFID
7 4 (0.38%) PMBOK
7 4 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 3 (0.29%) PCI DSS
8 3 (0.29%) SEPA
9 2 (0.19%) COBIT
9 2 (0.19%) FISMA
9 2 (0.19%) HIPAA
10 1 (0.095%) 21 CFR Part 11
10 1 (0.095%) GAAP
10 1 (0.095%) GMP
System Software
1 39 (3.71%) Active Directory
2 10 (0.95%) Virtual Servers
3 6 (0.57%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 5 (0.48%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (0.38%) Firmware
5 4 (0.38%) KVM
5 4 (0.38%) RHEV
5 4 (0.38%) Samba
5 4 (0.38%) Sendmail
5 4 (0.38%) Veritas File System
5 4 (0.38%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.095%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.095%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.095%) XenApp
6 1 (0.095%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 19 (1.81%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 17 (1.62%) Single Sign-On
3 7 (0.67%) CA Single Sign-On
3 7 (0.67%) HP Quality Center
3 7 (0.67%) Microsoft Intune
4 6 (0.57%) SCCM
5 4 (0.38%) BladeLogic
5 4 (0.38%) BMC PATROL
5 4 (0.38%) OpenView
5 4 (0.38%) Tivoli
5 4 (0.38%) yum
6 3 (0.29%) HP ALM
7 2 (0.19%) Ansible
7 2 (0.19%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 2 (0.19%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (0.19%) WebSphere Service Registry and Repository
8 1 (0.095%) Puppet
8 1 (0.095%) SCDPM
8 1 (0.095%) SCOM
8 1 (0.095%) Terraform
Vendors
1 462 (44.00%) Microsoft
2 59 (5.62%) Oracle
3 36 (3.43%) SAP
4 20 (1.90%) IBM
5 18 (1.71%) ServiceNow
6 16 (1.52%) HP
7 15 (1.43%) CheckPoint
7 15 (1.43%) Citrix
8 11 (1.05%) BMC
9 10 (0.95%) CA
10 8 (0.76%) Adobe
10 8 (0.76%) Cisco
10 8 (0.76%) ForgeRock
10 8 (0.76%) Salesforce.com
10 8 (0.76%) Workday
11 7 (0.67%) Atlassian
11 7 (0.67%) Axway
12 6 (0.57%) EMC
12 6 (0.57%) webMethods
13 5 (0.48%) Dell