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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Project over the 3 months to 27 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Project
Rank 53 55 57
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +2
Contract jobs citing MS Project 16 14 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.95% 1.67% 1.87%
As % of the Applications category 19.75% 19.44% 16.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 6 6
Average daily rate
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£425 £300 £171
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.66% +75.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £402 £250 £138
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £476 £301
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 5
Average hourly rate - £31.56 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +19.07%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £31.56 £26.75
% change year-on-year
-49.29% +17.96%
MS Project
North West

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
81 72 102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 9.85% 8.61% 11.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 25 31
Average daily rate £405 £300 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.00% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £145 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £428 £360
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.83% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 12 25
Average hourly rate £15.50 £29.00 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.55% +9.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £14.50 £12.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £31.56 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.25
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -4.61%

MS Project
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MS Project across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MS Project within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 27 August 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington -3 9 £475 -
Chester +7 3 £410 -
Crewe - - - -
Macclesfield - - - - 1
MS Project
North West

MS Project
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing MS Project also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited MS Project.

1 19 (50.00%) PRINCE2
1 19 (50.00%) MS Excel
1 19 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 14 (36.84%) Project Management
2 14 (36.84%) Stakeholder Management
3 13 (34.21%) MS Visio
4 12 (31.58%) Finance
5 9 (23.68%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 9 (23.68%) PMI Certification
5 9 (23.68%) SharePoint
6 8 (21.05%) MS Project Server
7 7 (18.42%) Migration
7 7 (18.42%) SharePoint 2010
7 7 (18.42%) PMI
7 7 (18.42%) SQL Server
8 6 (15.79%) SAP
8 6 (15.79%) Waterfall
9 5 (13.16%) Portfolio Management
9 5 (13.16%) Banking
9 5 (13.16%) MS PowerPoint
9 5 (13.16%) ITIL
9 5 (13.16%) LAN
9 5 (13.16%) WAN
9 5 (13.16%) Mainframe
9 5 (13.16%) Advertising
9 5 (13.16%) Information Security
9 5 (13.16%) Scrum
9 5 (13.16%) SAP Certification
10 4 (10.53%) PMP
10 4 (10.53%) MS Office

MS Project
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing MS Project also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited MS Project. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 9 (23.68%) SharePoint
2 8 (21.05%) MS Project Server
3 7 (18.42%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (2.63%) IIS
Applications
1 19 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 13 (34.21%) MS Visio
3 5 (13.16%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (10.53%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (7.89%) SAP BPC
2 1 (2.63%) SAP HCM
Communications & Networking
1 5 (13.16%) LAN
1 5 (13.16%) WAN
2 1 (2.63%) DHCP
2 1 (2.63%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.63%) DNS
2 1 (2.63%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (18.42%) SQL Server
2 3 (7.89%) MS Access
2 3 (7.89%) BusinessObjects
2 3 (7.89%) SAP BW
2 3 (7.89%) SAP Data Services
2 3 (7.89%) SAP HANA
3 1 (2.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.63%) QlikView
General
1 12 (31.58%) Finance
2 5 (13.16%) Advertising
2 5 (13.16%) Banking
3 1 (2.63%) Retail
3 1 (2.63%) French Language
3 1 (2.63%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 12 (31.58%) Project Manager
2 7 (18.42%) Analyst
3 6 (15.79%) Senior Manager
3 6 (15.79%) Senior Project Manager
4 4 (10.53%) Programme Manager
5 3 (7.89%) Consultant
5 3 (7.89%) Business Objects Developer
5 3 (7.89%) Developer
5 3 (7.89%) Data Analyst
5 3 (7.89%) Project Analyst
5 3 (7.89%) IT Programme Manager
5 3 (7.89%) Security Manager
5 3 (7.89%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 3 (7.89%) MI Analyst
6 2 (5.26%) Engagement Manager
6 2 (5.26%) Portfolio Manager
6 2 (5.26%) Server Administrator
6 2 (5.26%) Business Manager
6 2 (5.26%) Server Analyst
6 2 (5.26%) Project Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 7 (18.42%) PMI
2 5 (13.16%) Mainframe
3 3 (7.89%) Management Information System
3 3 (7.89%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.26%) Windows
2 1 (2.63%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (2.63%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (2.63%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (50.00%) PRINCE2
2 14 (36.84%) Project Management
2 14 (36.84%) Stakeholder Management
3 7 (18.42%) Migration
4 6 (15.79%) Waterfall
5 5 (13.16%) Portfolio Management
5 5 (13.16%) Scrum
5 5 (13.16%) Information Security
5 5 (13.16%) ITIL
6 3 (7.89%) Validation
6 3 (7.89%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (7.89%) Performance Management
6 3 (7.89%) Cyber Security
7 2 (5.26%) Financial Modelling
7 2 (5.26%) Capacity Planning
7 2 (5.26%) Resource Management
7 2 (5.26%) Matrix Management
7 2 (5.26%) Data Analysis
7 2 (5.26%) Service Management
7 2 (5.26%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 3 (7.89%) ABAP
2 2 (5.26%) VBA
3 1 (2.63%) C
Qualifications
1 9 (23.68%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 9 (23.68%) PMI Certification
2 5 (13.16%) SAP Certification
3 4 (10.53%) PMP
4 3 (7.89%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 2 (5.26%) CISSP
5 2 (5.26%) CISA
5 2 (5.26%) Degree
6 1 (2.63%) Six Sigma Black Belt
6 1 (2.63%) CAPM
6 1 (2.63%) ISEB
6 1 (2.63%) SC Cleared
6 1 (2.63%) BC Cleared
6 1 (2.63%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.53%) QA
2 2 (5.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (2.63%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.63%) VMware ESX
1 1 (2.63%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 19 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (15.79%) SAP
3 3 (7.89%) Business Objects
4 1 (2.63%) Primavera
4 1 (2.63%) VMware
4 1 (2.63%) Northgate
4 1 (2.63%) NorthgateArinso
4 1 (2.63%) Splunk