Period
to 29 October 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 29 October 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
29 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 289 297 275
Rank change year-on-year +8 -22 -49
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Project 266 751 989
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.81% 0.88% 0.95%
As % of the Applications category 10.80% 10.37% 11.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 201 498 664
Median daily rate £433 £435 £417
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.42% +4.20% +4.25%
10th Percentile £210 £250 £231
90th Percentile £575 £600 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 22 29
Median hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +28.30% -6.24%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £25.12
% change year-on-year +2.94% +35.35% -11.13%

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 2,464 7,239 8,834
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 7.53% 8.51% 8.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,489 4,275 5,252
Median daily rate £375 £375 £374
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +0.33% +6.79%
10th Percentile £131 £146 £145
90th Percentile £575 £570 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £350 £350
% change year-on-year -5.71% - +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 218 675 803
Median hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £16.20
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.86% +8.02% +4.52%
10th Percentile £12.32 £11.05 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.15 £40.73
Median hourly rate £20.00 £16.68 £15.50
% change year-on-year +19.94% +7.58% +6.90%

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 29 October 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 29 October 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 29 October 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 +15 226 £425 -2.86% 23
UK excluding London +33 161 £425 - 20
London +62 74 £472 -0.74% 4
Work from Home -68 52 £440 -2.22% 1
South East +74 46 £425 +11.48% 5
North of England +90 34 £400 -5.88% 4
South West +68 28 £433 +1.93% 2
Midlands +31 24 £455 +1.11% 8
North West +71 21 £263 -34.38% 2
West Midlands +30 19 £518 +21.88% 6
Scotland +35 12 £375 - 1
East of England +53 10 £373 -17.22%
Yorkshire +61 9 £325 -29.73%
East Midlands +35 5 £357 -35.09% 2
North East +30 4 £425 -32.65% 2
Northern Ireland +12 4 £500 +15.94%
Wales +21 3 £475 +6.74%

For the 6 months to 29 October 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.

1 151 (56.77%) Project Management
2 150 (56.39%) Microsoft
3 104 (39.10%) PRINCE2
4 85 (31.95%) Agile Software Development
5 77 (28.95%) Project Delivery
6 73 (27.44%) Finance
7 70 (26.32%) Public Sector
8 68 (25.56%) Stakeholder Management
9 66 (24.81%) Microsoft Office
10 63 (23.68%) Microsoft Excel
11 49 (18.42%) Security Cleared
12 43 (16.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
13 41 (15.41%) PMO
14 40 (15.04%) SC Cleared
14 40 (15.04%) Risk Management
15 38 (14.29%) MS Visio
16 35 (13.16%) ITIL
16 35 (13.16%) Waterfall
17 31 (11.65%) Migration
18 28 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
19 27 (10.15%) Programme Management
20 26 (9.77%) Management Information System
21 25 (9.40%) Telecoms
21 25 (9.40%) JIRA
22 24 (9.02%) PRINCE2 Certification
23 23 (8.65%) Project Planning
23 23 (8.65%) Business Case
24 22 (8.27%) Change Management
25 21 (7.89%) SharePoint
25 21 (7.89%) Office 365

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 21 (7.89%) SharePoint
2 13 (4.89%) Confluence
3 7 (2.63%) WebLogic
4 3 (1.13%) MS Project Server
5 2 (0.75%) ArcGIS
5 2 (0.75%) CMS
6 1 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.38%) IIS
6 1 (0.38%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.38%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 66 (24.81%) Microsoft Office
2 63 (23.68%) Microsoft Excel
3 43 (16.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 38 (14.29%) MS Visio
5 3 (1.13%) Adobe Captivate
5 3 (1.13%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.38%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 3 (1.13%) Oracle ERP
2 2 (0.75%) Primavera
2 2 (0.75%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.38%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.38%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.38%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.38%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.38%) Oracle iProcurement
3 1 (0.38%) Oracle iSupplier
3 1 (0.38%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.38%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (0.38%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.38%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.38%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.38%) SAP MDG
3 1 (0.38%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 21 (7.89%) Office 365
2 8 (3.01%) Azure
3 6 (2.26%) SaaS
4 5 (1.88%) Power Platform
4 5 (1.88%) Serverless
5 4 (1.50%) AWS
5 4 (1.50%) Dynamics 365
5 4 (1.50%) OneDrive
6 3 (1.13%) Google Drive
7 1 (0.38%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.38%) G Suite
7 1 (0.38%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.38%) IaaS
7 1 (0.38%) PaaS
7 1 (0.38%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
7 1 (0.38%) Salesforce Service Cloud
7 1 (0.38%) Slack
7 1 (0.38%) Smartsheet
7 1 (0.38%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 15 (5.64%) LTE
1 15 (5.64%) VoLTE
1 15 (5.64%) Wi-Fi
2 14 (5.26%) 3G
2 14 (5.26%) 4G
3 13 (4.89%) 2G
4 12 (4.51%) Internet
5 11 (4.14%) TCP/IP
6 10 (3.76%) Ethernet
6 10 (3.76%) LAN
7 3 (1.13%) Intranet
7 3 (1.13%) VoIP
8 2 (0.75%) Network Security
8 2 (0.75%) WAN
8 2 (0.75%) Wireless
9 1 (0.38%) Firewall
9 1 (0.38%) Radio Access Network
9 1 (0.38%) Remote Desktop
9 1 (0.38%) Spanning Tree
9 1 (0.38%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (2.63%) Oracle OWB
2 5 (1.88%) Power BI
3 3 (1.13%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (0.75%) MS Access
4 2 (0.75%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.38%) Big Data
5 1 (0.38%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.38%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.38%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.38%) SQL Server
5 1 (0.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.38%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 25 (9.40%) JIRA
2 1 (0.38%) Cucumber
2 1 (0.38%) Gradle
2 1 (0.38%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.38%) JMeter
2 1 (0.38%) LoadUI
2 1 (0.38%) Pivotal Tracker
2 1 (0.38%) SoapUI
2 1 (0.38%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.38%) Visual Studio Team System
2 1 (0.38%) Zephyr
General
1 73 (27.44%) Finance
2 70 (26.32%) Public Sector
3 25 (9.40%) Telecoms
4 11 (4.14%) Marketing
5 10 (3.76%) Banking
5 10 (3.76%) Manufacturing
6 8 (3.01%) Retail
7 7 (2.63%) Pharmaceutical
8 6 (2.26%) Electronics
9 5 (1.88%) Local Government
10 4 (1.50%) Law
11 3 (1.13%) Investment Banking
12 2 (0.75%) Billing
12 2 (0.75%) French Language
12 2 (0.75%) German Language
12 2 (0.75%) Legal
12 2 (0.75%) Police
13 1 (0.38%) Advertising
13 1 (0.38%) Portuguese Language
13 1 (0.38%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 112 (42.11%) Project Manager
2 22 (8.27%) Analyst
3 19 (7.14%) IT Manager
4 17 (6.39%) IT Project Manager
5 16 (6.02%) Voice Project Manager
6 13 (4.89%) Project Officer
6 13 (4.89%) Project Support Officer
6 13 (4.89%) Support Officer
7 12 (4.51%) Programme Planner
8 11 (4.14%) Infrastructure Manager
9 10 (3.76%) Desktop Support
9 10 (3.76%) IT Support
9 10 (3.76%) Programme Manager
10 9 (3.38%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
10 9 (3.38%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Engineer
10 9 (3.38%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 9 (3.38%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 9 (3.38%) Business Analyst
10 9 (3.38%) Infrastructure Project Manager
10 9 (3.38%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (3.38%) XML
2 2 (0.75%) ActiveX
2 2 (0.75%) COM
2 2 (0.75%) Web Services
3 1 (0.38%) FpML
3 1 (0.38%) Middleware
3 1 (0.38%) Ruby on Rails
3 1 (0.38%) SOAP
3 1 (0.38%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 28 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (9.77%) Management Information System
3 11 (4.14%) Virtual Team
4 10 (3.76%) PMI
5 6 (2.26%) Self-Motivation
6 5 (1.88%) Data Centre
6 5 (1.88%) Life Science
7 3 (1.13%) Greenfield Project
7 3 (1.13%) NHS
7 3 (1.13%) User Experience
8 2 (0.75%) e-Learning
8 2 (0.75%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.38%) BYOD
9 1 (0.38%) CMDB
9 1 (0.38%) Driving Licence
9 1 (0.38%) FMCG
9 1 (0.38%) Internet of Things
9 1 (0.38%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.38%) PDA
9 1 (0.38%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 18 (6.77%) Windows
2 9 (3.38%) Unix
3 4 (1.50%) Windows 10
3 4 (1.50%) Windows Server
4 3 (1.13%) Windows 7
4 3 (1.13%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (0.75%) Windows Server 2019
6 1 (0.38%) AIX
6 1 (0.38%) Linux
6 1 (0.38%) pSOS
6 1 (0.38%) Windows 2000
6 1 (0.38%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.38%) Windows Vista
6 1 (0.38%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 151 (56.77%) Project Management
2 104 (39.10%) PRINCE2
3 85 (31.95%) Agile Software Development
4 77 (28.95%) Project Delivery
5 68 (25.56%) Stakeholder Management
6 40 (15.04%) Risk Management
7 35 (13.16%) ITIL
7 35 (13.16%) Waterfall
8 31 (11.65%) Migration
9 27 (10.15%) Programme Management
10 23 (8.65%) Business Case
10 23 (8.65%) Project Planning
11 22 (8.27%) Change Management
12 21 (7.89%) Workshop Facilitation
13 18 (6.77%) Decision-Making
13 18 (6.77%) ITIL V3
13 18 (6.77%) SDLC
14 17 (6.39%) Coaching
15 16 (6.02%) Scrum
16 15 (5.64%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 10 (3.76%) Java
2 8 (3.01%) SQL
3 6 (2.26%) C
4 2 (0.75%) C#
4 2 (0.75%) PowerShell
4 2 (0.75%) VBA
5 1 (0.38%) C++
5 1 (0.38%) Python
5 1 (0.38%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 49 (18.42%) Security Cleared
2 40 (15.04%) SC Cleared
3 24 (9.02%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 19 (7.14%) PMI Certification
5 17 (6.39%) Degree
6 15 (5.64%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 12 (4.51%) PMP
8 11 (4.14%) CISSP
9 10 (3.76%) CISM
9 10 (3.76%) ISEB
10 9 (3.38%) APMP
10 9 (3.38%) DV Cleared
10 9 (3.38%) ECDL
10 9 (3.38%) ISEB Practitioner
11 5 (1.88%) CISA
12 4 (1.50%) CLAS
12 4 (1.50%) DBS Check
12 4 (1.50%) GIAC
13 3 (1.13%) (ISC)2 CCSP
13 3 (1.13%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (15.41%) PMO
2 10 (3.76%) QA
3 9 (3.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (2.63%) PCI DSS
5 6 (2.26%) COBIT
5 6 (2.26%) GxP
5 6 (2.26%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 6 (2.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 5 (1.88%) P3O
7 2 (0.75%) Good Clinical Practice
7 2 (0.75%) NCSC
7 2 (0.75%) NIST
7 2 (0.75%) SLA
8 1 (0.38%) GDPR
8 1 (0.38%) ISO 9000
8 1 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 5 (1.88%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (0.38%) EMC NetWorker
1 1 (0.38%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (0.38%) ServiceCenter
1 1 (0.38%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 150 (56.39%) Microsoft
2 17 (6.39%) Remedy
3 15 (5.64%) Oracle
4 14 (5.26%) Ericsson
5 12 (4.51%) SAP
6 9 (3.38%) CheckPoint
7 6 (2.26%) webMethods
8 5 (1.88%) Google
8 5 (1.88%) Salesforce.com
9 4 (1.50%) Adobe
9 4 (1.50%) Cisco
10 3 (1.13%) Citrix
10 3 (1.13%) IBM
10 3 (1.13%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
10 3 (1.13%) ServiceNow
11 2 (0.75%) NEC
12 1 (0.38%) Avaya
12 1 (0.38%) BT
12 1 (0.38%) HP
12 1 (0.38%) Progress