The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Applications category for the Cheshire region.

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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Project
Rank 43 56 50
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -6
Contract jobs citing MS Project 20 11 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.51% 1.43% 2.15%
As % of the Applications category 20.83% 17.19% 18.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 6 9
Average daily rate
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£410 £300 £238
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.66% +26.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £238 £132
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £364 £330
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £336
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +4.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 5
Average hourly rate - £33.75 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +27.35%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £32.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
-50.00% +25.49%
Applications Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
96 64 98
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 12.05% 8.34% 11.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 21 39
Average daily rate £300 £300 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £113 £93 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £428 £473
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £310 £301
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 9 18
Average hourly rate £14.00 £25.00 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.00% -5.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £14.97 £14.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.84 £42.50 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%
MS Project
North West

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Project across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 30 July 2014.

MS Project Daily Rate Histogram 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 30 July 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 -7 10 £468 - 1
Chester +10 5 £410 -
Crewe - - - - 1
Macclesfield - - - - 1
MS Project
North West

MS Project
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 24 (58.54%) PRINCE2
2 18 (43.90%) MS Excel
2 18 (43.90%) Microsoft
2 18 (43.90%) Project Management
3 14 (34.15%) MS Visio
4 12 (29.27%) Finance
5 11 (26.83%) Stakeholder Management
6 10 (24.39%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 10 (24.39%) Migration
7 9 (21.95%) SharePoint
8 8 (19.51%) PMI Certification
9 6 (14.63%) PMI
9 6 (14.63%) LAN
9 6 (14.63%) MS PowerPoint
9 6 (14.63%) Portfolio Management
10 5 (12.20%) Waterfall
10 5 (12.20%) Banking
10 5 (12.20%) MS Project Server
10 5 (12.20%) WAN
10 5 (12.20%) Windows
10 5 (12.20%) MS Office
10 5 (12.20%) SAP
10 5 (12.20%) ITIL
10 5 (12.20%) Scrum
10 5 (12.20%) Advertising
10 5 (12.20%) Mainframe
11 4 (9.76%) Information Security
11 4 (9.76%) SQL Server
11 4 (9.76%) SAP Certification
11 4 (9.76%) Project Planning

MS Project
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 (21.95%) SharePoint
2 5 (12.20%) MS Project Server
3 4 (9.76%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (4.88%) Lync
4 2 (4.88%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (4.88%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (2.44%) IIS
Applications
1 18 (43.90%) MS Excel
2 14 (34.15%) MS Visio
3 6 (14.63%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (12.20%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (4.88%) SAP BPC
2 1 (2.44%) SAP HCM
Communications & Networking
1 6 (14.63%) LAN
2 5 (12.20%) WAN
3 1 (2.44%) Network Security
3 1 (2.44%) SAN
3 1 (2.44%) DHCP
3 1 (2.44%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.44%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.76%) SQL Server
2 3 (7.32%) MS Access
3 2 (4.88%) SAP BW
3 2 (4.88%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (4.88%) SAP HANA
3 2 (4.88%) SAP Data Services
4 1 (2.44%) QlikView
4 1 (2.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (4.88%) MSI
General
1 12 (29.27%) Finance
2 5 (12.20%) Banking
2 5 (12.20%) Advertising
3 1 (2.44%) French Language
3 1 (2.44%) Russian Language
3 1 (2.44%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 17 (41.46%) Project Manager
2 8 (19.51%) Analyst
3 6 (14.63%) Senior Manager
3 6 (14.63%) Senior Project Manager
4 4 (9.76%) Programme Manager
5 3 (7.32%) Security Manager
5 3 (7.32%) IT Programme Manager
5 3 (7.32%) MI Analyst
5 3 (7.32%) Data Analyst
5 3 (7.32%) Project Analyst
5 3 (7.32%) Consultant
6 2 (4.88%) Administrator
6 2 (4.88%) Junior
6 2 (4.88%) Developer
6 2 (4.88%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (4.88%) Business Objects Developer
6 2 (4.88%) Project Administrator
6 2 (4.88%) Junior Project Manager
6 2 (4.88%) Engagement Manager
6 2 (4.88%) Server Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.88%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 6 (14.63%) PMI
2 5 (12.20%) Mainframe
3 3 (7.32%) CMDB
3 3 (7.32%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (12.20%) Windows
2 3 (7.32%) Windows 7
3 1 (2.44%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (2.44%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (2.44%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (58.54%) PRINCE2
2 18 (43.90%) Project Management
3 11 (26.83%) Stakeholder Management
4 10 (24.39%) Migration
5 6 (14.63%) Portfolio Management
6 5 (12.20%) Waterfall
6 5 (12.20%) ITIL
6 5 (12.20%) Scrum
7 4 (9.76%) Information Security
7 4 (9.76%) Project Planning
8 3 (7.32%) Change Control
8 3 (7.32%) Matrix Management
8 3 (7.32%) Validation
9 2 (4.88%) Business Intelligence
9 2 (4.88%) Supplier Management
9 2 (4.88%) Data Analysis
9 2 (4.88%) Critical Path Analysis
9 2 (4.88%) Resource Management
9 2 (4.88%) Cyber Security
9 2 (4.88%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.88%) ABAP
1 2 (4.88%) VBA
2 1 (2.44%) C
Qualifications
1 10 (24.39%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 8 (19.51%) PMI Certification
3 4 (9.76%) SAP Certification
4 3 (7.32%) PMP
5 2 (4.88%) Degree
5 2 (4.88%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (2.44%) SC Cleared
6 1 (2.44%) BC Cleared
6 1 (2.44%) Security Cleared
6 1 (2.44%) Six Sigma Black Belt
6 1 (2.44%) CAPM
6 1 (2.44%) CISSP
6 1 (2.44%) ISEB
6 1 (2.44%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.76%) QA
2 1 (2.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (4.88%) Microsoft App-V
1 2 (4.88%) XenApp
2 1 (2.44%) Hyper-V
2 1 (2.44%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.44%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 2 (4.88%) SCCM
Vendors
1 18 (43.90%) Microsoft
2 5 (12.20%) SAP
3 2 (4.88%) AppSense
3 2 (4.88%) Business Objects
3 2 (4.88%) Citrix
4 1 (2.44%) NorthgateArinso
4 1 (2.44%) Splunk
4 1 (2.44%) Northgate
4 1 (2.44%) Cisco
4 1 (2.44%) VMware
4 1 (2.44%) Primavera