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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Project
Rank 58 43 42
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -1
Contract jobs citing MS Project 17 19 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.02% 2.57% 2.02%
As % of the Applications category 15.89% 19.79% 18.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 12 5
Average daily rate £370 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.06% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £135 £206
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £523 £353
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £338 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £39.25 £25.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+57.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £32.75 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-12.97% -9.02%
Applications Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
107 96 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 12.74% 13.01% 10.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 36 34
Average daily rate £325 £278 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.90% -7.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £135 £111
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £354
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 11 2
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £24.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -39.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.00 £22.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £21.00 £26.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -8.82%
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 17 April 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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Warrington -10 3 £342 +14.00%
Chester -16 3 - - 1
Knutsford +5 1 £325 -
Runcorn - - - -
Crewe - - - -
MS Project
North West

MS Project
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 18 (60.00%) PRINCE2
2 17 (56.67%) MS Excel
2 17 (56.67%) Project Management
3 14 (46.67%) MS Visio
3 14 (46.67%) Microsoft
4 12 (40.00%) MS Office
5 9 (30.00%) Windows
5 9 (30.00%) Finance
6 8 (26.67%) Stakeholder Management
6 8 (26.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 8 (26.67%) Project Planning
7 7 (23.33%) SCCM
7 7 (23.33%) SharePoint
7 7 (23.33%) Migration
8 6 (20.00%) Critical Path Analysis
8 6 (20.00%) PMI Certification
8 6 (20.00%) Citrix
8 6 (20.00%) XenApp
8 6 (20.00%) Portfolio Management
9 5 (16.67%) Windows 7
9 5 (16.67%) Waterfall
9 5 (16.67%) ITIL
9 5 (16.67%) PMI
9 5 (16.67%) Scrum
9 5 (16.67%) Advertising
10 4 (13.33%) Management Information System
10 4 (13.33%) Business Intelligence
11 3 (10.00%) CRM
11 3 (10.00%) MSI
11 3 (10.00%) Intranet

MS Project
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 7 (23.33%) SharePoint
2 2 (6.67%) Lync
2 2 (6.67%) SharePoint 2013
2 2 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 17 (56.67%) MS Excel
2 14 (46.67%) MS Visio
3 12 (40.00%) MS Office
4 3 (10.00%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (10.00%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.00%) Intranet
2 1 (3.33%) Network Security
2 1 (3.33%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (3.33%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 3 (10.00%) MSI
General
1 9 (30.00%) Finance
2 5 (16.67%) Advertising
3 3 (10.00%) Banking
3 3 (10.00%) Local Government
4 1 (3.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (56.67%) Project Manager
2 5 (16.67%) Senior Manager
2 5 (16.67%) Senior Project Manager
3 4 (13.33%) Analyst
4 3 (10.00%) Administrator
4 3 (10.00%) Programme Manager
4 3 (10.00%) IT Programme Manager
4 3 (10.00%) PMO Administrator
4 3 (10.00%) ICT Project Manager
4 3 (10.00%) PMO Lead
5 2 (6.67%) PMO Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) Portfolio Manager
5 2 (6.67%) Junior Project Manager
5 2 (6.67%) Project Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) Junior
6 1 (3.33%) Business Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) Senior Consultant
6 1 (3.33%) Consultant
6 1 (3.33%) Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.00%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.67%) PMI
2 4 (13.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 9 (30.00%) Windows
2 5 (16.67%) Windows 7
3 3 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (3.33%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (60.00%) PRINCE2
2 17 (56.67%) Project Management
3 8 (26.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 8 (26.67%) Project Planning
4 7 (23.33%) Migration
5 6 (20.00%) Critical Path Analysis
5 6 (20.00%) Portfolio Management
6 5 (16.67%) Waterfall
6 5 (16.67%) ITIL
6 5 (16.67%) Scrum
7 4 (13.33%) Business Intelligence
8 3 (10.00%) CRM
8 3 (10.00%) Change Control
9 2 (6.67%) Agile Project Management
9 2 (6.67%) Data Analysis
9 2 (6.67%) Resource Management
9 2 (6.67%) Information Security
9 2 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
10 1 (3.33%) Document Management
10 1 (3.33%) Supplier Management
Qualifications
1 8 (26.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 6 (20.00%) PMI Certification
3 1 (3.33%) CISA
3 1 (3.33%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.33%) PMP
3 1 (3.33%) ISEB
3 1 (3.33%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.67%) QA
2 1 (3.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 6 (20.00%) XenApp
2 3 (10.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 3 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (23.33%) SCCM
2 3 (10.00%) AppDNA
Vendors
1 14 (46.67%) Microsoft
2 6 (20.00%) Citrix
3 3 (10.00%) VMware
3 3 (10.00%) AppSense
4 1 (3.33%) Splunk
4 1 (3.33%) Remedy
4 1 (3.33%) SAP
4 1 (3.33%) Cisco
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