The table below looks at the statistics for MS Project skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Project over the 3 months to 21 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Project
North West / Cheshire
Rank 43 64 48
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -16
Contract jobs citing MS Project 6 8 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.18% 0.88% 3.00%
As % of the Applications category 12.50% 9.76% 25.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 16
Median daily rate £613 £256 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+139.02% -26.78%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £363 £364
% change year-on-year
-3.44% -0.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 4
Median hourly rate £42.48 - £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.48 £40.00 £20.92
% change year-on-year
+6.18% +91.18%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheshire region.

Applications Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
48 82 90
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 9.47% 8.98% 11.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 51 43
Median daily rate £295 £300 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.83% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £195 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £386 £450 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 10 23
Median hourly rate £38.74 £10.75 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+260.34% -23.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £9.98 £10.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.48 £18.20 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.40 £16.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-12.72% +13.79%

MS Project
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cheshire region citing MS Project as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Applications category.

MS Project Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

MS Project
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

MS Project Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

MS Project
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

MS Project Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

MS Project
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

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 Cheshire region over the 3 months to 21 February 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
Crewe - 2 - -
Knutsford - 2 - -
Chester - 1 - -
MS Project
North West

MS Project
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 21 February 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 across the Cheshire region with a requirement for MS Project.

1 10 (76.92%) Project Management
2 7 (53.85%) MS Excel
3 5 (38.46%) ITIL
3 5 (38.46%) Finance
3 5 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (38.46%) Degree
4 4 (30.77%) Computer Science
4 4 (30.77%) Waterfall
5 3 (23.08%) Service Management
5 3 (23.08%) ITSM
5 3 (23.08%) Validation
5 3 (23.08%) Unix
5 3 (23.08%) MS Visio
5 3 (23.08%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 3 (23.08%) Banking
5 3 (23.08%) Network Design
5 3 (23.08%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (15.38%) Project Planning
6 2 (15.38%) Business Analysis
6 2 (15.38%) Neural Network
6 2 (15.38%) Critical Path Analysis
6 2 (15.38%) BIG-IP
6 2 (15.38%) Programme Management
6 2 (15.38%) Load Balancing
6 2 (15.38%) Logistic Regression
6 2 (15.38%) Visualisation
6 2 (15.38%) SC Cleared
6 2 (15.38%) Security Cleared
6 2 (15.38%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (15.38%) PMI

MS Project
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire 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:

Applications
1 7 (53.85%) MS Excel
2 3 (23.08%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (23.08%) MS Visio
3 2 (15.38%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (7.69%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (15.38%) BIG-IP
1 2 (15.38%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
1 2 (15.38%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 1 (7.69%) Anycast
2 1 (7.69%) DNS
General
1 5 (38.46%) Finance
2 3 (23.08%) Banking
3 2 (15.38%) Back Office
4 1 (7.69%) Legal
Job Titles
1 4 (30.77%) Project Manager
2 3 (23.08%) Design Engineer
2 3 (23.08%) Implementation Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Infrastructure Manager
3 2 (15.38%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 2 (15.38%) Programme Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Programme Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Data Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Design Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Programme Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Network Design Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Network Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Network Implementation Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Programme Planner
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) Computer Science
2 2 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (15.38%) PMI
3 1 (7.69%) Management Information System
3 1 (7.69%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 3 (23.08%) Unix
2 2 (15.38%) Linux
2 2 (15.38%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (76.92%) Project Management
2 5 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (38.46%) ITIL
3 4 (30.77%) Waterfall
4 3 (23.08%) ITSM
4 3 (23.08%) Network Design
4 3 (23.08%) Service Management
4 3 (23.08%) Validation
5 2 (15.38%) Business Analysis
5 2 (15.38%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (15.38%) Critical Path Analysis
5 2 (15.38%) Load Balancing
5 2 (15.38%) Logistic Regression
5 2 (15.38%) Neural Network
5 2 (15.38%) PRINCE
5 2 (15.38%) Programme Management
5 2 (15.38%) Project Planning
5 2 (15.38%) RUP
5 2 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (15.38%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 2 (15.38%) VBA
Qualifications
1 5 (38.46%) Degree
2 3 (23.08%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 2 (15.38%) PMI Certification
3 2 (15.38%) SC Cleared
3 2 (15.38%) Security Cleared
4 1 (7.69%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) GDPR
1 1 (7.69%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (15.38%) F5
1 2 (15.38%) Oracle
2 1 (7.69%) Microsoft