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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Project
Rank 52 57 54
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -3
Contract jobs citing MS Project 14 14 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.77% 1.53% 2.25%
As % of the Applications category 18.18% 18.18% 20.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 5 7
Average daily rate
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£438 £300 £165
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.83% +81.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £172 £240 £137
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £486 £298
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £336
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.08%
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 £16.60 £19.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-12.63% -30.90%
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
77 77 101
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 9.76% 8.42% 10.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 26 32
Average daily rate £335 £300 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.66% +50.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £126 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £428 £344
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.17% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 11 29
Average hourly rate £16.50 £29.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.06% +37.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.60 £15.20 £11.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.10 £31.56 £45.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.63 £15.38
% change year-on-year
+2.52% -4.84%

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 23 September 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 23 September 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 0 5 £475 - 1
Macclesfield - 3 £170 -
Chester +7 1 £410 -
Crewe - 1 - - 1
MS Project
North West

MS Project
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 23 (56.10%) Microsoft
2 21 (51.22%) MS Excel
3 18 (43.90%) PRINCE2
4 17 (41.46%) Project Management
5 16 (39.02%) Finance
6 13 (31.71%) Stakeholder Management
7 11 (26.83%) MS Visio
8 9 (21.95%) SharePoint
9 8 (19.51%) MS PowerPoint
9 8 (19.51%) MS Project Server
10 7 (17.07%) SharePoint 2010
10 7 (17.07%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 7 (17.07%) PMI Certification
10 7 (17.07%) MS Office
10 7 (17.07%) SQL Server
10 7 (17.07%) Migration
11 6 (14.63%) SAP
12 5 (12.20%) ITIL
12 5 (12.20%) LAN
12 5 (12.20%) WAN
12 5 (12.20%) PMI
12 5 (12.20%) Mainframe
12 5 (12.20%) SAP Certification
12 5 (12.20%) Information Security
12 5 (12.20%) Waterfall
12 5 (12.20%) Analytical Skills
12 5 (12.20%) Banking
13 4 (9.76%) Agile Software Development
13 4 (9.76%) QA
13 4 (9.76%) PMP

MS Project
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 8 (19.51%) MS Project Server
3 7 (17.07%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (2.44%) IIS
Applications
1 21 (51.22%) MS Excel
2 11 (26.83%) MS Visio
3 8 (19.51%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (17.07%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (7.32%) SAP BPC
2 1 (2.44%) SAP HCM
Communications & Networking
1 5 (12.20%) LAN
1 5 (12.20%) WAN
2 2 (4.88%) Firewall
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 7 (17.07%) SQL Server
2 3 (7.32%) SAP BW
2 3 (7.32%) BusinessObjects
2 3 (7.32%) MS Access
2 3 (7.32%) SAP HANA
2 3 (7.32%) SAP Data Services
3 1 (2.44%) QlikView
3 1 (2.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 16 (39.02%) Finance
2 5 (12.20%) Banking
3 3 (7.32%) Advertising
4 1 (2.44%) Retail
4 1 (2.44%) French Language
4 1 (2.44%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 13 (31.71%) Project Manager
2 7 (17.07%) Analyst
3 6 (14.63%) Senior Project Manager
3 6 (14.63%) Senior Manager
4 4 (9.76%) Project Administrator
4 4 (9.76%) Administrator
5 3 (7.32%) Coordinator
5 3 (7.32%) Developer
5 3 (7.32%) Consultant
5 3 (7.32%) Project Coordinator
5 3 (7.32%) Business Objects Developer
5 3 (7.32%) Data Analyst
5 3 (7.32%) Security Manager
5 3 (7.32%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 3 (7.32%) MI Analyst
5 3 (7.32%) Project Analyst
5 3 (7.32%) PMO Lead
6 2 (4.88%) Server Administrator
6 2 (4.88%) Business Manager
6 2 (4.88%) Server Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.20%) PMI
1 5 (12.20%) Mainframe
1 5 (12.20%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (7.32%) Management Information System
2 3 (7.32%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.88%) Windows
2 1 (2.44%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (2.44%) UNIX
2 1 (2.44%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (43.90%) PRINCE2
2 17 (41.46%) Project Management
3 13 (31.71%) Stakeholder Management
4 7 (17.07%) Migration
5 5 (12.20%) ITIL
5 5 (12.20%) Information Security
5 5 (12.20%) Waterfall
6 4 (9.76%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (7.32%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (7.32%) Scrum
7 3 (7.32%) Validation
7 3 (7.32%) Line Management
7 3 (7.32%) Portfolio Management
7 3 (7.32%) Cyber Security
7 3 (7.32%) Performance Management
8 2 (4.88%) Resource Management
8 2 (4.88%) Matrix Management
8 2 (4.88%) Financial Modelling
8 2 (4.88%) Capacity Planning
8 2 (4.88%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (7.32%) ABAP
2 2 (4.88%) VBA
3 1 (2.44%) C
Qualifications
1 7 (17.07%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 7 (17.07%) PMI Certification
2 5 (12.20%) SAP Certification
3 4 (9.76%) PMP
4 3 (7.32%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 2 (4.88%) Degree
5 2 (4.88%) CISA
5 2 (4.88%) CISSP
6 1 (2.44%) ISEB
6 1 (2.44%) Six Sigma Black Belt
6 1 (2.44%) CAPM
6 1 (2.44%) SC Cleared
6 1 (2.44%) BC Cleared
6 1 (2.44%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.76%) QA
2 2 (4.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (2.44%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.44%) VMware ESX
1 1 (2.44%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 23 (56.10%) Microsoft
2 6 (14.63%) SAP
3 3 (7.32%) Cisco
3 3 (7.32%) Business Objects
4 1 (2.44%) Primavera
4 1 (2.44%) VMware
4 1 (2.44%) Northgate
4 1 (2.44%) NorthgateArinso
4 1 (2.44%) Splunk