Period
to 17 December 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 17 December 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
17 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 274 224 213
Rank change year-on-year -50 -11 -36
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Project 980 1,235 1,273
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.93% 1.20% 1.25%
As % of the Applications category 11.28% 13.77% 13.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 659 874 869
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £250 £252 £225
90th Percentile £638 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year +3.90% +2.67% +4.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 26 17
UK median hourly rate £26.50 £26.50 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +3.92% +10.87%
10th Percentile £12.55 £15.94 £14.90
90th Percentile £45.25 £40.00 £41.99
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.37 £26.50 £25.50
% change year-on-year -4.25% +3.92% +13.33%

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 8,691 8,968 9,326
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 8.28% 8.74% 9.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,127 5,519 5,463
UK median daily rate £373 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.57% - -
10th Percentile £143 £142 £150
90th Percentile £559 £569 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year +6.06% +1.54% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 782 734 917
UK median hourly rate £15.98 £15.50 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.10% - +3.33%
10th Percentile £10.25 £10.10 £10.25
90th Percentile £39.95 £35.00 £39.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.19 £14.57 £15.00
% change year-on-year +4.29% -2.90% +3.45%

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 17 December 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 17 December 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 17 December 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 -54 902 £425 +4.23% 113
UK excluding London -54 613 £400 +3.90% 93
London -65 344 £488 +8.33% 30
South East -29 202 £425 +6.25% 20
North of England -33 94 £325 -18.75% 21
Midlands -43 92 £375 +10.29% 19
South West -29 88 £388 +0.65% 15
West Midlands -29 78 £375 +10.29% 15
East of England +7 77 £450 +12.50% 8
Scotland -13 52 £345 -3.16% 7
North West +4 46 £375 -11.76% 12
Yorkshire -39 38 £300 -22.08% 5
East Midlands -8 13 £458 +30.71% 4
North East -18 10 £384 -5.25% 4
Wales -58 9 £350 +12.18% 2
Northern Ireland +23 2 £400 -0.62% 1

For the 6 months to 17 December 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.

1 543 (55.41%) Project Management
2 479 (48.88%) Microsoft
3 352 (35.92%) Microsoft Excel
4 323 (32.96%) Finance
5 321 (32.76%) PRINCE2
6 319 (32.55%) Microsoft Office
7 284 (28.98%) Agile Software Development
8 274 (27.96%) PMO
9 250 (25.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
10 199 (20.31%) MS Visio
11 174 (17.76%) Stakeholder Management
12 165 (16.84%) SharePoint
13 154 (15.71%) Security Cleared
14 131 (13.37%) Analytical Skills
15 130 (13.27%) ITIL
16 117 (11.94%) Project Planning
17 116 (11.84%) Change Management
18 112 (11.43%) Risk Management
19 109 (11.12%) SC Cleared
20 107 (10.92%) Programme Management
21 94 (9.59%) JIRA
22 92 (9.39%) Problem-Solving
23 90 (9.18%) Windows
24 89 (9.08%) Change Control
25 84 (8.57%) Migration
26 83 (8.47%) PMI Certification
26 83 (8.47%) Waterfall
27 82 (8.37%) Degree
28 81 (8.27%) SQL
29 70 (7.14%) PMP

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
1 165 (16.84%) SharePoint
2 45 (4.59%) IIS
3 34 (3.47%) Apache
3 34 (3.47%) Tomcat
4 26 (2.65%) Confluence
5 23 (2.35%) MS Project Server
6 13 (1.33%) WebLogic
7 12 (1.22%) Skype for Business
8 11 (1.12%) nginx
8 11 (1.12%) SharePoint 2013
9 8 (0.82%) K2 blackpearl
10 4 (0.41%) CMS
10 4 (0.41%) Documentum
10 4 (0.41%) WebSphere
11 3 (0.31%) BizTalk Server
11 3 (0.31%) Oracle Workflow
11 3 (0.31%) SAS
12 2 (0.20%) IBM Notes
12 2 (0.20%) MS Exchange
12 2 (0.20%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 352 (35.92%) Microsoft Excel
2 319 (32.55%) Microsoft Office
3 250 (25.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 199 (20.31%) MS Visio
5 10 (1.02%) Open Workbench
6 7 (0.71%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.10%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.10%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 24 (2.45%) Primavera
2 11 (1.12%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (0.71%) Dynamics AX
4 6 (0.61%) CA PPM
4 6 (0.61%) NetSuite
5 4 (0.41%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 3 (0.31%) Sage 50
6 3 (0.31%) SAP ERP
6 3 (0.31%) SAP WM
7 2 (0.20%) Oracle BPM
7 2 (0.20%) SAP CRM
7 2 (0.20%) SAP HCM
8 1 (0.10%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 1 (0.10%) Eloqua
8 1 (0.10%) Hyperion Planning
8 1 (0.10%) Loan IQ
8 1 (0.10%) Maximo
8 1 (0.10%) Oracle ERP
8 1 (0.10%) Oracle Financials
8 1 (0.10%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 63 (6.43%) Office 365
2 57 (5.82%) Microsoft Azure
3 20 (2.04%) Amazon AWS
4 11 (1.12%) SaaS
5 8 (0.82%) Trello
6 6 (0.61%) PaaS
7 5 (0.51%) IaaS
7 5 (0.51%) SuccessFactors
8 4 (0.41%) Azure Active Directory
8 4 (0.41%) Dynamics 365
9 3 (0.31%) Basecamp
10 2 (0.20%) Apigee
10 2 (0.20%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (0.20%) Google Drive
10 2 (0.20%) NuGet
11 1 (0.10%) BlueKai
11 1 (0.10%) Lucidchart
11 1 (0.10%) OneDrive
11 1 (0.10%) Slack
11 1 (0.10%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 21 (2.14%) Firewall
1 21 (2.14%) Kerberos
1 21 (2.14%) SSL
2 17 (1.73%) Skype
3 15 (1.53%) LAN
3 15 (1.53%) SAN
4 14 (1.43%) DMZ
5 10 (1.02%) WAN
6 9 (0.92%) Software-Defined Networking
7 8 (0.82%) Cisco IOS
7 8 (0.82%) TCP/IP
8 7 (0.71%) Wi-Fi
9 6 (0.61%) DNS
10 5 (0.51%) MPLS
11 4 (0.41%) 2.5G
11 4 (0.41%) 2G
11 4 (0.41%) 3G
11 4 (0.41%) Internet
11 4 (0.41%) Intranet
11 4 (0.41%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (2.65%) SQL Server
2 21 (2.14%) Oracle OWB
3 14 (1.43%) Data Warehouse
4 11 (1.12%) BusinessObjects
5 8 (0.82%) Power BI
6 7 (0.71%) Oracle Reports
7 4 (0.41%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
8 3 (0.31%) Big Data
8 3 (0.31%) Data Lake
8 3 (0.31%) Geospatial Data
9 2 (0.20%) Data Mining
9 2 (0.20%) DataStage
9 2 (0.20%) GIS
9 2 (0.20%) MS Access
9 2 (0.20%) Oracle BI EE
10 1 (0.10%) DB2
10 1 (0.10%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 1 (0.10%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.10%) Spotfire
10 1 (0.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 94 (9.59%) JIRA
2 12 (1.22%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (0.71%) Git (software)
4 5 (0.51%) PVCS
4 5 (0.51%) Subversion
4 5 (0.51%) Visual Studio
5 4 (0.41%) Jenkins
5 4 (0.41%) Selenium
5 4 (0.41%) Visual Studio Team System
6 3 (0.31%) SpecFlow
7 2 (0.20%) AdminStudio
7 2 (0.20%) Ant
7 2 (0.20%) Cucumber
7 2 (0.20%) GitLab
7 2 (0.20%) IBM UrbanCode
7 2 (0.20%) LoadRunner
7 2 (0.20%) Toad
7 2 (0.20%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 1 (0.10%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.10%) HP UFT
General
1 323 (32.96%) Finance
2 55 (5.61%) Telecoms
3 45 (4.59%) Banking
4 43 (4.39%) Retail
5 28 (2.86%) Marketing
6 20 (2.04%) Legal
6 20 (2.04%) Manufacturing
7 16 (1.63%) Military
8 12 (1.22%) Investment Banking
9 10 (1.02%) Law
10 7 (0.71%) Dutch Language
11 6 (0.61%) Aerospace
11 6 (0.61%) Billing
11 6 (0.61%) Electronics
11 6 (0.61%) Pharmaceutical
12 5 (0.51%) Advertising
12 5 (0.51%) Back Office
12 5 (0.51%) Front Office
12 5 (0.51%) Retail Banking
13 4 (0.41%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 349 (35.61%) Project Manager
2 156 (15.92%) Analyst
3 81 (8.27%) PMO Analyst
4 61 (6.22%) IT Manager
5 53 (5.41%) IT Project Manager
6 51 (5.20%) Business Analyst
7 48 (4.90%) Coordinator
8 42 (4.29%) Project Planner
9 38 (3.88%) Senior Manager
10 34 (3.47%) Project Coordinator
11 32 (3.27%) Infrastructure Manager
11 32 (3.27%) Senior Project Manager
12 31 (3.16%) Test Manager
13 30 (3.06%) Junior
14 28 (2.86%) Infrastructure Project Manager
15 23 (2.35%) Applications Engineer
15 23 (2.35%) PMO Planner
15 23 (2.35%) Programme Planner
16 22 (2.24%) Programme Manager
16 22 (2.24%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (3.57%) SailPoint
2 23 (2.35%) XML
3 21 (2.14%) SAML
4 19 (1.94%) LDAP
5 18 (1.84%) Web Services
6 17 (1.73%) .NET
6 17 (1.73%) Middleware
7 11 (1.12%) SPNEGO
7 11 (1.12%) WCF
7 11 (1.12%) Windows Identity Foundation
8 6 (0.61%) WPF
9 4 (0.41%) ASP.NET
9 4 (0.41%) HTML
9 4 (0.41%) SOAP
10 3 (0.31%) .NET Framework
10 3 (0.31%) EDI
10 3 (0.31%) Gherkin
10 3 (0.31%) OAuth
10 3 (0.31%) OpenID
10 3 (0.31%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 131 (13.37%) Analytical Skills
2 50 (5.10%) Management Information System
3 45 (4.59%) PMI
4 44 (4.49%) Data Centre
5 34 (3.47%) Self-Motivation
6 21 (2.14%) Virtual Team
7 17 (1.73%) Hybrid Cloud
8 15 (1.53%) PKI
9 14 (1.43%) NHS
10 6 (0.61%) Enterprise Software
10 6 (0.61%) Life Science
10 6 (0.61%) User Experience
11 5 (0.51%) CCTV
11 5 (0.51%) Wiki
12 4 (0.41%) Enterprise Storage
12 4 (0.41%) Equities
12 4 (0.41%) FMCG
12 4 (0.41%) LPAR
13 3 (0.31%) Credit Risk
13 3 (0.31%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 90 (9.18%) Windows
2 33 (3.37%) Windows 10
3 27 (2.76%) Unix
4 18 (1.84%) Windows Server
5 17 (1.73%) Windows Server 2012
6 15 (1.53%) Linux
7 10 (1.02%) Windows 7
8 8 (0.82%) Android
8 8 (0.82%) Apple iOS
9 4 (0.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (0.41%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 3 (0.31%) AIX
11 1 (0.10%) Solaris
11 1 (0.10%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.10%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 543 (55.41%) Project Management
2 321 (32.76%) PRINCE2
3 284 (28.98%) Agile Software Development
4 174 (17.76%) Stakeholder Management
5 130 (13.27%) ITIL
6 117 (11.94%) Project Planning
7 116 (11.84%) Change Management
8 112 (11.43%) Risk Management
9 107 (10.92%) Programme Management
10 92 (9.39%) Problem-Solving
11 89 (9.08%) Change Control
12 84 (8.57%) Migration
13 83 (8.47%) Waterfall
14 70 (7.14%) SDLC
15 65 (6.63%) Project Governance
16 57 (5.82%) Scrum
17 56 (5.71%) Decision-Making
18 52 (5.31%) Quality Management
19 51 (5.20%) Coaching
20 46 (4.69%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 81 (8.27%) SQL
2 38 (3.88%) Python
3 21 (2.14%) Java
4 16 (1.63%) C
5 13 (1.33%) C#
6 12 (1.22%) PowerShell
7 7 (0.71%) Shell Script
8 4 (0.41%) VB
9 3 (0.31%) C++
9 3 (0.31%) JavaScript
10 2 (0.20%) Korn
10 2 (0.20%) Perl
10 2 (0.20%) PL/SQL
10 2 (0.20%) T-SQL
10 2 (0.20%) VBScript
11 1 (0.10%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 1 (0.10%) Erlang
11 1 (0.10%) R
11 1 (0.10%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.10%) VBA
Qualifications
1 154 (15.71%) Security Cleared
2 109 (11.12%) SC Cleared
3 83 (8.47%) PMI Certification
4 82 (8.37%) Degree
5 70 (7.14%) PMP
6 50 (5.10%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 44 (4.49%) DV Cleared
8 42 (4.29%) ISEB
9 29 (2.96%) APMP
10 27 (2.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 14 (1.43%) HND
12 12 (1.22%) ISEB Practitioner
13 11 (1.12%) HNC
13 11 (1.12%) Master's Degree
14 9 (0.92%) ISTQB
14 9 (0.92%) Microsoft Certification
14 9 (0.92%) Six Sigma Black Belt
15 8 (0.82%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
16 7 (0.71%) BPSS Clearance
17 5 (0.51%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 274 (27.96%) PMO
2 48 (4.90%) QA
3 17 (1.73%) Data Quality
3 17 (1.73%) P3O
4 8 (0.82%) PCI DSS
5 7 (0.71%) GDPR
5 7 (0.71%) PMBOK
5 7 (0.71%) SLA
6 4 (0.41%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 4 (0.41%) ISO 9001
6 4 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (0.31%) Disclosure Scotland
8 2 (0.20%) FISMA
8 2 (0.20%) HIPAA
8 2 (0.20%) JSP 440
8 2 (0.20%) MiFID
8 2 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.20%) SEPA
9 1 (0.10%) Dodd-Frank
9 1 (0.10%) EMIR
System Software
1 37 (3.78%) Active Directory
2 10 (1.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (0.71%) Virtual Servers
4 5 (0.51%) Microsoft App-V
4 5 (0.51%) Virtual Desktop
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 (0.31%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 3 (0.31%) vSphere
7 2 (0.20%) XenApp
8 1 (0.10%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 39 (3.98%) Single Sign-On
2 14 (1.43%) Microsoft Intune
3 12 (1.22%) CA Single Sign-On
4 11 (1.12%) SCCM
5 9 (0.92%) HP Quality Center
6 8 (0.82%) NetBackup
6 8 (0.82%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 6 (0.61%) HP ALM
7 6 (0.61%) OpenView
7 6 (0.61%) SCOM
8 4 (0.41%) Ansible
8 4 (0.41%) BladeLogic
8 4 (0.41%) BMC PATROL
8 4 (0.41%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 4 (0.41%) Tivoli
8 4 (0.41%) yum
9 3 (0.31%) vRealize
10 2 (0.20%) WebSphere Service Registry and Repository
11 1 (0.10%) Failover Clustering
11 1 (0.10%) PingFederate
Vendors
1 479 (48.88%) Microsoft
2 46 (4.69%) ServiceNow
3 43 (4.39%) Oracle
4 38 (3.88%) SAP
5 32 (3.27%) Cisco
6 18 (1.84%) CheckPoint
6 18 (1.84%) IBM
7 17 (1.73%) Workday
8 16 (1.63%) CA
8 16 (1.63%) VMware
9 15 (1.53%) BMC
10 14 (1.43%) HP
11 13 (1.33%) ForgeRock
11 13 (1.33%) webMethods
12 12 (1.22%) Axway
12 12 (1.22%) Veritas
13 11 (1.12%) Salesforce.com
14 9 (0.92%) Symantec
15 8 (0.82%) Dynatrace
15 8 (0.82%) IronPort