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 2 July 2015 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
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Project
Rank 65 43 61
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +18
Contract jobs citing MS Project 6 25 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.65% 3.19% 1.23%
As % of the Applications category 6.82% 21.01% 15.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 13 5
Average daily rate
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£320 £410 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.95% -3.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £159 £289 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £462 £624 £605
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £345
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +5.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £33.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.40 £18.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+74.44% -45.45%
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
88 119 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 9.50% 15.20% 7.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 55 19
Average daily rate £350 £278 £319
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.89% -12.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £198 £135 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £512 £481
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £310
% change year-on-year
+4.83% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 8 6
Average hourly rate £17.50 £12.50 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -53.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £10.00 £14.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £17.06 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -

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 2 July 2015.

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 2 July 2015. 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 -6 3 £180 -70.73% 1
Chester -6 2 £463 +14.19% 1
Crewe - 1 - - 1
MS Project
North West

MS Project
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, 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 17 (54.84%) MS Excel
2 15 (48.39%) PRINCE2
3 14 (45.16%) MS Visio
4 13 (41.94%) Project Management
5 12 (38.71%) Finance
6 11 (35.48%) ITIL
7 10 (32.26%) MS Office
7 10 (32.26%) SharePoint
7 10 (32.26%) Microsoft
8 9 (29.03%) Matrix Management
9 8 (25.81%) Local Government
10 6 (19.35%) Stakeholder Management
10 6 (19.35%) Quality Management
11 5 (16.13%) Telecoms
12 4 (12.90%) 4G
12 4 (12.90%) Coaching
12 4 (12.90%) Risk Management
12 4 (12.90%) Degree
12 4 (12.90%) SLA
13 3 (9.68%) Supplier Management
13 3 (9.68%) Analytical Skills
13 3 (9.68%) Performance Analysis
13 3 (9.68%) Customer Engagement
13 3 (9.68%) Spreadsheet
14 2 (6.45%) QA
14 2 (6.45%) Budget Control
14 2 (6.45%) SDLC
14 2 (6.45%) Change Control
14 2 (6.45%) Web Application Development
14 2 (6.45%) Knowledge Management

MS Project
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, 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 10 (32.26%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.23%) MS Project Server
2 1 (3.23%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (3.23%) IIS
Applications
1 17 (54.84%) MS Excel
2 14 (45.16%) MS Visio
3 10 (32.26%) MS Office
4 3 (9.68%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (6.45%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (12.90%) 4G
2 2 (6.45%) Wireless
3 1 (3.23%) LAN
3 1 (3.23%) DHCP
3 1 (3.23%) TCP/IP
3 1 (3.23%) DNS
3 1 (3.23%) SAN
3 1 (3.23%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.23%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
General
1 12 (38.71%) Finance
2 8 (25.81%) Local Government
3 5 (16.13%) Telecoms
4 2 (6.45%) Financial Institution
4 2 (6.45%) Retail
5 1 (3.23%) Billing
Job Titles
1 20 (64.52%) Project Manager
2 7 (22.58%) Junior
2 7 (22.58%) Junior Project Manager
3 5 (16.13%) Telecoms Project Manager
4 4 (12.90%) Consultant
4 4 (12.90%) PMO Consultant
4 4 (12.90%) ICT Project Manager
4 4 (12.90%) Coordinator
5 3 (9.68%) Support Consultant
6 2 (6.45%) Systems Support
6 2 (6.45%) Project Planner
6 2 (6.45%) Project Coordinator
6 2 (6.45%) Contracts Manager
7 1 (3.23%) Server Administrator
7 1 (3.23%) Portfolio Manager
7 1 (3.23%) Oracle Project Manager
7 1 (3.23%) Project Administrator
7 1 (3.23%) PMO Analyst
7 1 (3.23%) Analyst
7 1 (3.23%) Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.68%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.23%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.23%) Windows
1 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (48.39%) PRINCE2
2 13 (41.94%) Project Management
3 11 (35.48%) ITIL
4 9 (29.03%) Matrix Management
5 6 (19.35%) Quality Management
5 6 (19.35%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (12.90%) Risk Management
6 4 (12.90%) Coaching
7 3 (9.68%) Performance Analysis
7 3 (9.68%) Supplier Management
7 3 (9.68%) Customer Engagement
8 2 (6.45%) Budget Control
8 2 (6.45%) Change Control
8 2 (6.45%) Web Application Development
8 2 (6.45%) Knowledge Management
8 2 (6.45%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (6.45%) Migration
8 2 (6.45%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (6.45%) Service Delivery
8 2 (6.45%) SDLC
Qualifications
1 4 (12.90%) Degree
2 2 (6.45%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 2 (6.45%) PMP
2 2 (6.45%) PMI Certification
3 1 (3.23%) CAPM
3 1 (3.23%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.90%) SLA
2 2 (6.45%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.23%) Active Directory
1 1 (3.23%) VMware ESX
1 1 (3.23%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 10 (32.26%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.45%) NEC
3 1 (3.23%) VMware
3 1 (3.23%) Oracle
3 1 (3.23%) Cisco