The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for MS Project skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited MS Project over the 3 months to 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Project
UK
Rank 181 146 110
Rank change year-on-year -35 -36  
Contract jobs citing MS Project 653 891 1001
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.44% 1.67% 1.89%
As % of the Applications category 13.26% 15.48% 15.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 424 599 652
Median daily rate £375 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £237 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £374 £375
% change year-on-year -6.41% -0.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 18 27
Median hourly rate £42.50 £37.17 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.33% +65.20%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.45 £18.50 £12.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.75 £51.25 £30.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.48 £39.67 £22.50
% change year-on-year +7.07% +76.31%  

MS Project is in the software application skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for software application skills.

Contract Software Application Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 4923 5754 6434
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 10.87% 10.81% 12.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 2909 3425 3529
Median daily rate £350 £350 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +1.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £157 £175 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £330 £325
% change year-on-year +1.51% +1.53%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 476 482 629
Median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £15.61
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +5.68%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.03 £10.55 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £40.00 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £16.50 £14.85
% change year-on-year -9.09% +11.11%  

MS Project
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing MS Project as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Applications category.

Job vacancy trend for MS Project in the UK

MS Project
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing MS Project.

Contractor daily rate trend for MS Project in the UK

MS Project
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MS Project over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for MS Project in the UK

MS Project
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MS Project.

Contractor hourly rate trend for MS Project in the UK

MS Project
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing MS Project over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for MS Project in the UK

MS Project
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MS Project within the UK over the 3 months to 25 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -44 588 £380 -5.00% 96
London -70 216 £450 +9.09% 32
South East -19 138 £375 - 28
South West +34 67 £325 -7.14% 8
Berkshire +23 57 £275 -23.07% 3
West Midlands +17 47 £350 +12.00% 6
Wiltshire +32 44 £295 -32.57% 4
Reading +20 35 £265 +3.92% 1
East of England -11 35 £300 -29.41% 3
Scotland +28 34 £342 -8.55% 6
North West +17 31 £450 +12.50% 5
City of London -9 31 £475 +15.15% 12
Milton Keynes 0 25 £407 +4.35%
Buckinghamshire -13 25 £407 +4.35% 1
Hampshire -19 24 £375 +13.63% 6
Yorkshire -20 22 £363 +16.00% 6
East Midlands -10 20 £350 -21.12% 7
Glasgow +19 19 £318 - 2
Corsham - 19 £301 - 2
West Sussex +8 17 £501 +17.19% 2
Essex -6 14 £265 -38.37%
West Yorkshire -21 14 £369 +18.00% 5
Manchester +3 13 £400 -5.88% 2
Edinburgh +6 12 £365 -2.47% 3
Warwickshire +3 12 £350 +24.44% 1
Wales +8 11 £350 +15.22%
Coventry +8 11 £448 +21.35% 1
Cheshire +25 10 £619 +69.28% 1
Northern Ireland - 10 £370 -
County Antrim - 10 £370 -

MS Project
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing MS 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 MS Project.

1 688 (51.85%) MS Excel
2 687 (51.77%) Project Management
3 583 (43.93%) Microsoft
4 540 (40.69%) Finance
5 468 (35.27%) PRINCE2
6 383 (28.86%) PMO
7 355 (26.75%) MS Office
8 330 (24.87%) Agile Software Development
9 305 (22.98%) Security Cleared
10 286 (21.55%) MS Visio
11 268 (20.20%) MS PowerPoint
12 251 (18.91%) SC Cleared
13 238 (17.94%) Stakeholder Management
14 233 (17.56%) SharePoint
15 230 (17.33%) Project Planning
16 198 (14.92%) Programme Management
17 167 (12.58%) Analytical Skills
18 145 (10.93%) ITIL
19 140 (10.55%) Management Information System
20 120 (9.04%) Change Management
21 114 (8.59%) Risk Management
21 114 (8.59%) Telecoms
22 105 (7.91%) Change Control
23 103 (7.76%) Banking
24 93 (7.01%) Degree
25 91 (6.86%) PMP
26 86 (6.48%) Migration
27 85 (6.41%) Waterfall
28 78 (5.88%) PMI Certification
29 66 (4.97%) Legal

MS Project
Top Related 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
1 233 (17.56%) SharePoint
2 36 (2.71%) MS Project Server
3 34 (2.56%) SharePoint Server
4 26 (1.96%) Confluence
5 6 (0.45%) BizTalk Server
5 6 (0.45%) CMS
5 6 (0.45%) Oracle Workflow
6 5 (0.38%) Documentum
6 5 (0.38%) WebSphere
7 4 (0.30%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 4 (0.30%) IIS
7 4 (0.30%) Tomcat
8 3 (0.23%) MS Exchange
8 3 (0.23%) SharePoint 2010
8 3 (0.23%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (0.15%) Drupal
9 2 (0.15%) SAS
10 1 (0.075%) Smallworld
10 1 (0.075%) Tuxedo
10 1 (0.075%) WebLogic
Applications
1 688 (51.85%) MS Excel
2 355 (26.75%) MS Office
3 286 (21.55%) MS Visio
4 268 (20.20%) MS PowerPoint
5 25 (1.88%) Spreadsheet
6 9 (0.68%) AutoCAD
7 3 (0.23%) Open Workbench
8 1 (0.075%) Maya
Business Applications
1 42 (3.17%) Primavera
2 38 (2.86%) Dynamics CRM
3 21 (1.58%) Oracle EBS
4 20 (1.51%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 14 (1.06%) Oracle Applications
6 13 (0.98%) CA PPM
6 13 (0.98%) Oracle EBS R12
7 5 (0.38%) Dynamics AX
7 5 (0.38%) Workfront
8 4 (0.30%) Demantra
8 4 (0.30%) Oracle 11i
8 4 (0.30%) SAP ERP
8 4 (0.30%) SAP HR
8 4 (0.30%) SnowdropKCS
9 3 (0.23%) SAP GRC
10 2 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
10 2 (0.15%) Markit EDM
10 2 (0.15%) Maximo
10 2 (0.15%) SAP BPC
10 2 (0.15%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 60 (4.52%) Office 365
2 19 (1.43%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (0.83%) SaaS
3 11 (0.83%) SuccessFactors
4 8 (0.60%) Amazon AWS
5 6 (0.45%) G Suite
6 4 (0.30%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (0.30%) IaaS
6 4 (0.30%) Trello
7 2 (0.15%) Basecamp
7 2 (0.15%) IBM Blueworks
7 2 (0.15%) IBM Cloud
7 2 (0.15%) SoftLayer
8 1 (0.075%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 47 (3.54%) Wi-Fi
2 35 (2.64%) LTE
3 34 (2.56%) VoLTE
4 14 (1.06%) Firewall
5 5 (0.38%) Intranet
5 5 (0.38%) LAN
5 5 (0.38%) MGW
5 5 (0.38%) SAN
5 5 (0.38%) Unified Communications
6 4 (0.30%) Network Security
6 4 (0.30%) WAN
7 3 (0.23%) Intrusion Detection
7 3 (0.23%) SDH
7 3 (0.23%) TCP/IP
8 2 (0.15%) Internet
8 2 (0.15%) Remote Desktop
8 2 (0.15%) VoIP
9 1 (0.075%) 4G
9 1 (0.075%) Anycast
9 1 (0.075%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (2.41%) SQL Server
2 20 (1.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 17 (1.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 14 (1.06%) Power BI
5 13 (0.98%) Data Warehouse
5 13 (0.98%) Oracle BI EE
6 10 (0.75%) Data Mining
6 10 (0.75%) Oracle Reports
6 10 (0.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 9 (0.68%) SQL Server 2008
8 7 (0.53%) SQL Server 2012
9 6 (0.45%) MS Access
9 6 (0.45%) Text Mining
10 5 (0.38%) SQL Server 2005
11 4 (0.30%) Big Data
11 4 (0.30%) Crystal Reports
11 4 (0.30%) DB2
11 4 (0.30%) DTS
11 4 (0.30%) Oracle Database 10g
11 4 (0.30%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 47 (3.54%) JIRA
2 10 (0.75%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (0.45%) Visual Studio
4 4 (0.30%) JDeveloper
4 4 (0.30%) Oracle Forms
5 3 (0.23%) HP UFT
6 2 (0.15%) NUnit
7 1 (0.075%) JIRA Agile
7 1 (0.075%) Talend Open Studio
7 1 (0.075%) VersionOne
7 1 (0.075%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 540 (40.69%) Finance
2 114 (8.59%) Telecoms
3 103 (7.76%) Banking
4 66 (4.97%) Legal
5 50 (3.77%) Retail
6 46 (3.47%) Marketing
7 45 (3.39%) Manufacturing
8 40 (3.01%) Law
9 23 (1.73%) Advertising
10 22 (1.66%) Investment Banking
11 21 (1.58%) Electronics
12 12 (0.90%) Pharmaceutical
13 11 (0.83%) Automotive
13 11 (0.83%) Back Office
13 11 (0.83%) Retail Banking
14 10 (0.75%) Billing
15 8 (0.60%) Financial Institution
16 7 (0.53%) Aerospace
16 7 (0.53%) Publishing
17 4 (0.30%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 427 (32.18%) Project Manager
2 190 (14.32%) Analyst
3 114 (8.59%) Project Planner
4 77 (5.80%) Coordinator
4 77 (5.80%) PMO Analyst
5 73 (5.50%) Business Analyst
6 65 (4.90%) Project Coordinator
6 65 (4.90%) Support Officer
7 64 (4.82%) Programme Planner
8 62 (4.67%) Project Officer
9 59 (4.45%) IT Manager
10 58 (4.37%) Project Support Officer
11 52 (3.92%) IT Project Manager
12 47 (3.54%) Project Analyst
13 46 (3.47%) Senior Manager
14 40 (3.01%) Infrastructure Manager
15 38 (2.86%) Infrastructure Project Manager
16 37 (2.79%) Senior Project Manager
17 35 (2.64%) Architect
18 34 (2.56%) Voice Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (1.96%) .NET
2 15 (1.13%) Web Services
3 11 (0.83%) Velocity
4 10 (0.75%) XML
5 7 (0.53%) WCF
6 6 (0.45%) .NET Framework
6 6 (0.45%) ASP.NET
6 6 (0.45%) Middleware
7 5 (0.38%) MDX
8 4 (0.30%) COM
8 4 (0.30%) HTML
8 4 (0.30%) J2EE
9 3 (0.23%) Ajax
9 3 (0.23%) AppFabric
9 3 (0.23%) Entity Framework
9 3 (0.23%) JSON
9 3 (0.23%) KnockoutJS
9 3 (0.23%) Ninject
9 3 (0.23%) REST
9 3 (0.23%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 167 (12.58%) Analytical Skills
2 140 (10.55%) Management Information System
3 43 (3.24%) PMI
4 41 (3.09%) Data Centre
5 28 (2.11%) Virtual Team
6 20 (1.51%) User Experience
7 10 (0.75%) Computer Science
8 9 (0.68%) e-Learning
8 9 (0.68%) Public Cloud
9 8 (0.60%) Equities
9 8 (0.60%) NHS
10 7 (0.53%) Cybercrime
10 7 (0.53%) Mobile App
11 6 (0.45%) Fixed Income
12 5 (0.38%) CCTV
12 5 (0.38%) Smart Meter
12 5 (0.38%) SWIFT
13 4 (0.30%) Derivative
13 4 (0.30%) Driving Licence
13 4 (0.30%) LIMS
Operating Systems
1 43 (3.24%) Windows
2 24 (1.81%) Unix
3 12 (0.90%) Linux
3 12 (0.90%) Windows 7
4 9 (0.68%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (0.45%) Solaris
5 6 (0.45%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (0.45%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (0.38%) pSOS
6 5 (0.38%) Windows Server
7 4 (0.30%) AIX
7 4 (0.30%) HPUX
8 2 (0.15%) Android
8 2 (0.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.15%) VMS
8 2 (0.15%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.075%) MVS
9 1 (0.075%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 687 (51.77%) Project Management
2 468 (35.27%) PRINCE2
3 330 (24.87%) Agile Software Development
4 238 (17.94%) Stakeholder Management
5 230 (17.33%) Project Planning
6 198 (14.92%) Programme Management
7 145 (10.93%) ITIL
8 120 (9.04%) Change Management
9 114 (8.59%) Risk Management
10 105 (7.91%) Change Control
11 86 (6.48%) Migration
12 85 (6.41%) Waterfall
13 66 (4.97%) ERP
14 65 (4.90%) Resource Management
15 64 (4.82%) Business Analysis
16 61 (4.60%) Business Intelligence
17 57 (4.30%) Stakeholder Engagement
18 55 (4.14%) CRM
19 54 (4.07%) Dependency Management
19 54 (4.07%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 53 (3.99%) SQL
2 21 (1.58%) C
3 18 (1.36%) PL/SQL
4 16 (1.21%) VBA
5 10 (0.75%) Java
6 9 (0.68%) C++
6 9 (0.68%) JavaScript
6 9 (0.68%) T-SQL
7 5 (0.38%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
7 5 (0.38%) VB
8 4 (0.30%) C#
8 4 (0.30%) PowerShell
8 4 (0.30%) R
9 3 (0.23%) VBScript
10 2 (0.15%) PHP
11 1 (0.075%) Pascal
11 1 (0.075%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 305 (22.98%) Security Cleared
2 251 (18.91%) SC Cleared
3 93 (7.01%) Degree
4 91 (6.86%) PMP
5 78 (5.88%) PMI Certification
6 58 (4.37%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 57 (4.30%) DV Cleared
8 55 (4.14%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 50 (3.77%) APMP
10 22 (1.66%) ISEB
11 15 (1.13%) BPSS Clearance
12 8 (0.60%) ITIL Certification
13 7 (0.53%) CREST Certified
14 6 (0.45%) CTC Cleared
14 6 (0.45%) ISTQB
15 5 (0.38%) MAPM
16 4 (0.30%) CEH
16 4 (0.30%) CISM
16 4 (0.30%) HND
16 4 (0.30%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 383 (28.86%) PMO
2 55 (4.14%) QA
3 17 (1.28%) Disclosure Scotland
3 17 (1.28%) P3O
4 9 (0.68%) PMBOK
4 9 (0.68%) SLA
5 8 (0.60%) Data Quality
6 7 (0.53%) GDPR
6 7 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 6 (0.45%) MiFID
7 6 (0.45%) PCI DSS
8 3 (0.23%) ISO 9001
8 3 (0.23%) ISO27002
8 3 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.15%) BS25999
9 2 (0.15%) GMP
10 1 (0.075%) AIFMD
10 1 (0.075%) EMIR
10 1 (0.075%) FATCA
10 1 (0.075%) Solvency II
System Software
1 16 (1.21%) Active Directory
2 7 (0.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.23%) Snort
4 2 (0.15%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.15%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.15%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.075%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 3 (0.23%) HP Quality Center
1 3 (0.23%) SCCM
2 2 (0.15%) Backup Exec
2 2 (0.15%) MOM
2 2 (0.15%) WSUS
3 1 (0.075%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 583 (43.93%) Microsoft
2 62 (4.67%) SAP
3 56 (4.22%) Oracle
4 53 (3.99%) Remedy
5 34 (2.56%) Ericsson
6 13 (0.98%) Adobe
6 13 (0.98%) HP
6 13 (0.98%) Hyperion
7 12 (0.90%) CheckPoint
7 12 (0.90%) IBM
8 9 (0.68%) CA Agile Central
8 9 (0.68%) Salesforce.com
8 9 (0.68%) VMware
9 7 (0.53%) BT
9 7 (0.53%) CA
9 7 (0.53%) Citrix
10 6 (0.45%) Cisco
10 6 (0.45%) Google
11 5 (0.38%) Atlassian
11 5 (0.38%) Cadence
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