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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Project
Rank 55 66 48
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -18
Contract jobs citing MS Project 14 11 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.81% 1.12% 2.46%
As % of the Applications category 16.09% 8.53% 21.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 6 8
Average daily rate
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£488 £320 £266
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+52.42% +20.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £378 £225 £124
10% offered a daily rate of more than £583 £413 £378
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £375 £340
% change year-on-year
-4.00% +10.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 3
Average hourly rate - £44.90 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +32.05%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.35 £21.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-3.11% -33.33%
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
87 129 97
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 11.24% 13.14% 11.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 44 39
Average daily rate £250 £238 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -8.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £142 £122
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £414 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 21 13
Average hourly rate £19.33 £23.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.74% +42.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.00 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.30 £45.00 £34.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.70
% change year-on-year
- -4.45%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 - 2 £390 - 1
Chester +10 1 £501 +43.00%
Macclesfield +7 1 - -
Crewe - 1 £413 -
MS Project
North West

MS Project
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 (62.07%) MS Excel
1 18 (62.07%) Microsoft
2 16 (55.17%) Finance
3 15 (51.72%) Project Management
4 12 (41.38%) MS Office
4 12 (41.38%) Stakeholder Management
5 10 (34.48%) MS Visio
6 7 (24.14%) PRINCE2
7 5 (17.24%) SharePoint
7 5 (17.24%) MS PowerPoint
7 5 (17.24%) Waterfall
8 4 (13.79%) SharePoint 2010
8 4 (13.79%) MS Project Server
8 4 (13.79%) ITIL
8 4 (13.79%) SQL Server
8 4 (13.79%) Telecoms
8 4 (13.79%) Quality Management
8 4 (13.79%) Cisco
9 3 (10.34%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (10.34%) Change Management
9 3 (10.34%) Information Security
9 3 (10.34%) PMP
9 3 (10.34%) PMI Certification
9 3 (10.34%) Analytical Skills
10 2 (6.90%) Coaching
10 2 (6.90%) User Acceptance Testing
10 2 (6.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 2 (6.90%) Project Planning
10 2 (6.90%) QA
10 2 (6.90%) PRINCE2 Practitioner

MS Project
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 5 (17.24%) SharePoint
2 4 (13.79%) MS Project Server
2 4 (13.79%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 18 (62.07%) MS Excel
2 12 (41.38%) MS Office
3 10 (34.48%) MS Visio
4 5 (17.24%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (6.90%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (3.45%) SAP BPC
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.90%) Firewall
2 1 (3.45%) 4G
2 1 (3.45%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (13.79%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.45%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (3.45%) SAP BW
2 1 (3.45%) SAP Data Services
2 1 (3.45%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 1 (3.45%) JIRA
General
1 16 (55.17%) Finance
2 4 (13.79%) Telecoms
3 2 (6.90%) Local Government
4 1 (3.45%) Legal
4 1 (3.45%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (41.38%) Project Manager
2 4 (13.79%) Administrator
2 4 (13.79%) Project Coordinator
2 4 (13.79%) Project Administrator
2 4 (13.79%) Coordinator
3 2 (6.90%) PMO Lead
3 2 (6.90%) Security Manager
3 2 (6.90%) Oracle Project Manager
4 1 (3.45%) Engagement Manager
4 1 (3.45%) Security Project Manager
4 1 (3.45%) Software Manager
4 1 (3.45%) Telecoms Project Manager
4 1 (3.45%) PMO Manager
4 1 (3.45%) Project Assistant
4 1 (3.45%) Information Security Project Manager
4 1 (3.45%) Service Transition Manager
4 1 (3.45%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 1 (3.45%) Delivery Manager
4 1 (3.45%) Software Project Manager
4 1 (3.45%) Information Manager
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.34%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.90%) PMI
2 2 (6.90%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (51.72%) Project Management
2 12 (41.38%) Stakeholder Management
3 7 (24.14%) PRINCE2
4 5 (17.24%) Waterfall
5 4 (13.79%) ITIL
5 4 (13.79%) Quality Management
6 3 (10.34%) Change Management
6 3 (10.34%) Information Security
6 3 (10.34%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (6.90%) ITSM
7 2 (6.90%) Service Management
7 2 (6.90%) Coaching
7 2 (6.90%) Project Planning
7 2 (6.90%) User Acceptance Testing
8 1 (3.45%) Performance Management
8 1 (3.45%) Kanban
8 1 (3.45%) Capacity Planning
8 1 (3.45%) ITIL V3
8 1 (3.45%) Cyber Security
8 1 (3.45%) Transition Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.45%) ABAP
1 1 (3.45%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (10.34%) PMP
1 3 (10.34%) PMI Certification
2 2 (6.90%) CISA
2 2 (6.90%) CISSP
2 2 (6.90%) SAP Certification
2 2 (6.90%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 2 (6.90%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (3.45%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (6.90%) QA
2 1 (3.45%) Solvency II
2 1 (3.45%) SLA
Vendors
1 18 (62.07%) Microsoft
2 4 (13.79%) Cisco
3 2 (6.90%) SAP
3 2 (6.90%) Oracle
4 1 (3.45%) Business Objects
4 1 (3.45%) HP
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