Period
to 8 April 2020

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 8 April 2020 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
8 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 272 297 237
Rank change year-on-year +25 -60 -37
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Project 547 856 1,165
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.90% 0.88% 1.14%
As % of the Applications category 10.42% 10.46% 12.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 334 563 799
Median daily rate £425 £400 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -4.76% +6.19%
10th Percentile £225 £250 £240
90th Percentile £588 £625 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £416 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +11.00% - +1.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 26 24
Median hourly rate £28.25 £35.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.29% +27.27% -29.49%
10th Percentile £18.50 £12.55 £15.75
90th Percentile £103.13 £52.25 £39.63
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £34.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year -18.84% +25.45% -24.11%

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 5,252 8,187 8,987
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 8.61% 8.45% 8.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,956 4,822 5,451
Median daily rate £350 £375 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.67% +2.74% +4.29%
10th Percentile £136 £143 £145
90th Percentile £550 £572 £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £350 £338
% change year-on-year -7.14% +3.70% +3.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 594 658 779
Median hourly rate £18.00 £16.22 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.96% +1.39% +3.23%
10th Percentile £11.51 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £42.93 £43.75 £37.50
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year +9.38% +6.67% -

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 8 April 2020.

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 8 April 2020.

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 8 April 2020. 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 +28 490 £425 +6.25% 31
UK excluding London +35 383 £416 +11.00% 21
London +32 150 £464 -2.37% 12
South East +91 145 £375 -6.25% 9
North of England +18 70 £400 +12.68% 1
Midlands +32 48 £400 +6.67% 4
South West -4 45 £420 +12.37% 3
West Midlands +39 43 £425 +13.33% 3
North West +27 34 £400 +23.08%
East of England +23 29 £453 +20.67% 2
Yorkshire +9 29 £525 +40.00%
Scotland +14 26 £425 +11.26% 1
Wales +45 21 £475 +18.75% 1
North East +33 7 £275 -35.29% 1
East Midlands +22 5 £350 -12.50% 1
Work from Home -4 4 £343 -14.38% 1
Northern Ireland +8 2 £415 +69.29%

For the 6 months to 8 April 2020, 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.

1 279 (51.01%) Project Management
2 274 (50.09%) Microsoft
3 179 (32.72%) PRINCE2
4 173 (31.63%) Agile Software Development
5 149 (27.24%) Microsoft Office
6 140 (25.59%) Microsoft Excel
7 129 (23.58%) Finance
8 118 (21.57%) Stakeholder Management
8 118 (21.57%) MS Visio
9 108 (19.74%) Security Cleared
9 108 (19.74%) Project Delivery
10 104 (19.01%) Microsoft PowerPoint
11 92 (16.82%) PMO
12 86 (15.72%) Problem-Solving
13 80 (14.63%) SC Cleared
14 79 (14.44%) Windows
15 66 (12.07%) Public Sector
16 65 (11.88%) Analytical Skills
17 63 (11.52%) SharePoint
17 63 (11.52%) Migration
18 59 (10.79%) Change Management
19 57 (10.42%) JIRA
20 52 (9.51%) Scrum
21 51 (9.32%) SAP
21 51 (9.32%) ITIL
21 51 (9.32%) Project Planning
22 48 (8.78%) Degree
23 47 (8.59%) PMI Certification
24 45 (8.23%) Active Directory
25 44 (8.04%) Risk Management

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 63 (11.52%) SharePoint
2 26 (4.75%) MS Exchange
3 25 (4.57%) Exchange Server 2003
3 25 (4.57%) Exchange Server 2007
4 21 (3.84%) Confluence
5 15 (2.74%) WebLogic
6 8 (1.46%) MS Project Server
7 4 (0.73%) CMS
7 4 (0.73%) IBM Notes
8 3 (0.55%) JBoss
9 1 (0.18%) Apache
9 1 (0.18%) Apache Pig
9 1 (0.18%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.18%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 149 (27.24%) Microsoft Office
2 140 (25.59%) Microsoft Excel
3 118 (21.57%) MS Visio
4 104 (19.01%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 25 (4.57%) Acrobat
6 16 (2.93%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.37%) Adobe Captivate
7 2 (0.37%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 2 (0.37%) Open Workbench
8 1 (0.18%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 25 (4.57%) Remedy ITSM
2 17 (3.11%) SAP S/4HANA
3 11 (2.01%) SAP HR
4 8 (1.46%) SAP ERP
5 6 (1.10%) Primavera
6 4 (0.73%) Dynamics AX
6 4 (0.73%) SAP Payroll
7 3 (0.55%) SAP CO
7 3 (0.55%) SAP CRM
7 3 (0.55%) SAP FI
7 3 (0.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 3 (0.55%) SAP SCM
8 2 (0.37%) CA PPM
8 2 (0.37%) Cognos TM1
8 2 (0.37%) NetSuite
8 2 (0.37%) SAP FI/CO
8 2 (0.37%) SAP GTS
8 2 (0.37%) SAP MDG
8 2 (0.37%) SAP PM
8 2 (0.37%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 44 (8.04%) Azure
2 29 (5.30%) Office 365
3 18 (3.29%) AWS
4 13 (2.38%) GCP
4 13 (2.38%) SuccessFactors
5 8 (1.46%) Power Platform
6 6 (1.10%) OneDrive
7 5 (0.91%) Basecamp
8 4 (0.73%) Adobe Analytics
8 4 (0.73%) Dynamics 365
8 4 (0.73%) Google Analytics
9 3 (0.55%) SaaS
9 3 (0.55%) Trello
10 2 (0.37%) Smartsheet
10 2 (0.37%) Yammer
11 1 (0.18%) Asana
11 1 (0.18%) Azure Active Directory
11 1 (0.18%) Lucidchart
11 1 (0.18%) PaaS
11 1 (0.18%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 32 (5.85%) Internet
2 28 (5.12%) Remote Desktop
3 26 (4.75%) VPN
3 26 (4.75%) WebEx
4 8 (1.46%) 5G
4 8 (1.46%) Skype
4 8 (1.46%) Wi-Fi
5 7 (1.28%) LTE
5 7 (1.28%) VoLTE
6 5 (0.91%) 4G
7 4 (0.73%) 2G
7 4 (0.73%) 3G
7 4 (0.73%) LAN
7 4 (0.73%) WAN
8 3 (0.55%) DHCP
8 3 (0.55%) DNS
8 3 (0.55%) Firewall
8 3 (0.55%) Software-Defined Networking
8 3 (0.55%) Value-Added Service
8 3 (0.55%) WAAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (4.20%) Oracle OWB
2 8 (1.46%) BusinessObjects
2 8 (1.46%) Power BI
3 6 (1.10%) Big Data
3 6 (1.10%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (1.10%) Oracle Reports
3 6 (1.10%) SQL Server
4 4 (0.73%) MS Access
4 4 (0.73%) SAP HANA
5 1 (0.18%) Apache Hive
5 1 (0.18%) Cloudera CDH
5 1 (0.18%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.18%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.18%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.18%) MySQL
5 1 (0.18%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.18%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.18%) SQL Navigator
5 1 (0.18%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 57 (10.42%) JIRA
2 27 (4.94%) Team Foundation Server
3 9 (1.65%) Visual Studio Team System
4 5 (0.91%) Selenium
5 4 (0.73%) Git (software)
5 4 (0.73%) JMeter
5 4 (0.73%) LoadRunner
6 3 (0.55%) AdminStudio
7 2 (0.37%) SpecFlow
8 1 (0.18%) GitLab
8 1 (0.18%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.18%) JIRA Agile
8 1 (0.18%) StarTeam
8 1 (0.18%) VersionOne
8 1 (0.18%) Visual Studio
General
1 129 (23.58%) Finance
2 66 (12.07%) Public Sector
3 31 (5.67%) Telecoms
4 21 (3.84%) Manufacturing
5 17 (3.11%) Banking
6 12 (2.19%) Law
6 12 (2.19%) Military
6 12 (2.19%) Pharmaceutical
7 11 (2.01%) Retail
8 9 (1.65%) Marketing
9 8 (1.46%) Legal
10 6 (1.10%) German Language
11 5 (0.91%) General Ledger
12 4 (0.73%) Billing
12 4 (0.73%) French Language
12 4 (0.73%) Local Government
13 3 (0.55%) Investment Banking
14 2 (0.37%) Avionics
14 2 (0.37%) Italian Language
14 2 (0.37%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 176 (32.18%) Project Manager
2 60 (10.97%) Analyst
3 28 (5.12%) Business Analyst
4 26 (4.75%) Coordinator
5 25 (4.57%) Programme Planner
6 24 (4.39%) Senior Manager
7 23 (4.20%) Senior Project Manager
8 19 (3.47%) IT Manager
8 19 (3.47%) PMO Analyst
8 19 (3.47%) Programme Manager
8 19 (3.47%) Support Officer
9 18 (3.29%) Consultant
9 18 (3.29%) Project Officer
10 17 (3.11%) Delivery Manager
10 17 (3.11%) PMO Planner
11 16 (2.93%) IT Project Manager
11 16 (2.93%) Project Planner
11 16 (2.93%) Project Support Officer
11 16 (2.93%) Test Manager
12 15 (2.74%) Project Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (3.47%) XML
2 11 (2.01%) IBM Integration Bus
3 9 (1.65%) .NET
4 4 (0.73%) AngularJS
5 3 (0.55%) CSS
5 3 (0.55%) HTML
5 3 (0.55%) React
5 3 (0.55%) REST
5 3 (0.55%) Web Services
6 2 (0.37%) ADO
6 2 (0.37%) EDI
6 2 (0.37%) Oracle Fusion
6 2 (0.37%) Sass
7 1 (0.18%) CGI
7 1 (0.18%) JSON
7 1 (0.18%) LAMP
7 1 (0.18%) Middleware
7 1 (0.18%) SAML
7 1 (0.18%) UDDI
7 1 (0.18%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 65 (11.88%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (4.57%) Management Information System
3 24 (4.39%) Blackberry
3 24 (4.39%) PDA
4 19 (3.47%) PMI
4 19 (3.47%) Self-Motivation
5 10 (1.83%) Data Centre
6 7 (1.28%) Life Science
7 6 (1.10%) Driving Licence
7 6 (1.10%) NHS
8 5 (0.91%) Enterprise Storage
8 5 (0.91%) User Experience
8 5 (0.91%) Virtual Team
9 4 (0.73%) Public Cloud
10 3 (0.55%) Device Driver
10 3 (0.55%) FMCG
10 3 (0.55%) Hybrid Cloud
10 3 (0.55%) LIMS
11 2 (0.37%) e-Learning
11 2 (0.37%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 79 (14.44%) Windows
2 39 (7.13%) Windows 7
3 36 (6.58%) Windows Server
4 28 (5.12%) Windows Server 2008
5 27 (4.94%) Windows Server 2003
6 25 (4.57%) Windows 2000
6 25 (4.57%) Windows Vista
6 25 (4.57%) Windows XP
7 19 (3.47%) Unix
8 16 (2.93%) Windows 10
9 11 (2.01%) Linux
10 7 (1.28%) Windows Server 2016
11 4 (0.73%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.18%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.18%) CentOS
12 1 (0.18%) Solaris
12 1 (0.18%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.18%) VMS
12 1 (0.18%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 279 (51.01%) Project Management
2 179 (32.72%) PRINCE2
3 173 (31.63%) Agile Software Development
4 118 (21.57%) Stakeholder Management
5 108 (19.74%) Project Delivery
6 86 (15.72%) Problem-Solving
7 63 (11.52%) Migration
8 59 (10.79%) Change Management
9 52 (9.51%) Scrum
10 51 (9.32%) ITIL
10 51 (9.32%) Project Planning
11 44 (8.04%) Risk Management
12 43 (7.86%) Coaching
13 41 (7.50%) Programme Management
14 39 (7.13%) Waterfall
15 38 (6.95%) Dependency Management
16 35 (6.40%) Change Control
17 34 (6.22%) SDLC
18 33 (6.03%) Kanban
19 30 (5.48%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 35 (6.40%) SQL
2 21 (3.84%) Java
3 10 (1.83%) C#
3 10 (1.83%) PowerShell
4 9 (1.65%) C
5 2 (0.37%) JavaScript
5 2 (0.37%) TypeScript
5 2 (0.37%) VBScript
6 1 (0.18%) Perl
6 1 (0.18%) PL/SQL
6 1 (0.18%) VB.NET
6 1 (0.18%) VBA
Qualifications
1 108 (19.74%) Security Cleared
2 80 (14.63%) SC Cleared
3 48 (8.78%) Degree
4 47 (8.59%) PMI Certification
5 34 (6.22%) PMP
6 25 (4.57%) APMP
6 25 (4.57%) DV Cleared
7 21 (3.84%) ISEB
7 21 (3.84%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 19 (3.47%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 15 (2.74%) ISEB Practitioner
10 6 (1.10%) APMG
10 6 (1.10%) Microsoft Certification
11 5 (0.91%) MCSE
12 4 (0.73%) ITIL Certification
12 4 (0.73%) Master's Degree
12 4 (0.73%) MCSA
12 4 (0.73%) RIBA
13 3 (0.55%) SAFe Agilist
13 3 (0.55%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 92 (16.82%) PMO
2 18 (3.29%) QA
3 10 (1.83%) SLA
4 5 (0.91%) P3O
5 4 (0.73%) Data Quality
5 4 (0.73%) GxP
6 3 (0.55%) GDPR
7 2 (0.37%) Good Clinical Practice
7 2 (0.37%) IFRS
7 2 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.37%) Solvency II
8 1 (0.18%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.18%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 1 (0.18%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.18%) GAMP
8 1 (0.18%) GMP
8 1 (0.18%) GPG13
8 1 (0.18%) IFRS 9
8 1 (0.18%) PSD2
8 1 (0.18%) RMADS
System Software
1 45 (8.23%) Active Directory
2 13 (2.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (1.46%) Microsoft App-V
4 5 (0.91%) vSphere
4 5 (0.91%) XenApp
5 4 (0.73%) Virtual Desktop
6 3 (0.55%) Hyper-V
6 3 (0.55%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.37%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.18%) Apache Flume
8 1 (0.18%) BitLocker
8 1 (0.18%) HDFS
8 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.18%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.18%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 26 (4.75%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 25 (4.57%) ServiceCenter
3 18 (3.29%) SCCM
4 10 (1.83%) Kubernetes
5 6 (1.10%) HP Quality Center
6 5 (0.91%) Ansible
6 5 (0.91%) NetBackup
7 3 (0.55%) SCOM
7 3 (0.55%) vRealize
8 2 (0.37%) Microsoft Intune
9 1 (0.18%) Ambari
9 1 (0.18%) Cisco CUCM
9 1 (0.18%) Hadoop YARN
9 1 (0.18%) Oozie
9 1 (0.18%) Single Sign-On
9 1 (0.18%) Terraform
9 1 (0.18%) vCenter Server
9 1 (0.18%) WMI
Vendors
1 274 (50.09%) Microsoft
2 51 (9.32%) SAP
3 39 (7.13%) IBM
4 37 (6.76%) Oracle
5 33 (6.03%) Remedy
6 32 (5.85%) Adobe
7 26 (4.75%) Bomgar
8 25 (4.57%) HP
8 25 (4.57%) Peregrine
9 19 (3.47%) Google
10 14 (2.56%) VMware
11 13 (2.38%) TIBCO
11 13 (2.38%) webMethods
12 12 (2.19%) CheckPoint
13 11 (2.01%) MuleSoft
14 8 (1.46%) Cisco
15 7 (1.28%) ServiceNow
16 6 (1.10%) Ericsson
16 6 (1.10%) NetApp
17 5 (0.91%) Veritas