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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Project over the 3 months to 27 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Project
Rank 61 67 51
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -16
Contract jobs citing MS Project 6 10 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.81% 0.93% 2.01%
As % of the Applications category 8.96% 11.63% 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 10
Median daily rate £520 £430 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.93% +1.17%
UK excluding London median daily rate £369 £350 £373
% change year-on-year
+5.42% -6.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £25.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £21.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+34.88% +34.37%
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
67 86 85
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 9.04% 7.99% 10.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 41 40
Median daily rate £360 £380 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% -6.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £269 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £523 £519 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 13 10
Median hourly rate £21.00 £14.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -9.67%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £14.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+13.79% -6.45%

MS Project
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cheshire region citing MS Project as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 27 August 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MS Project within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 27 August 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester -2 4 £520 +38.57%
Macclesfield +3 2 - -
MS Project
North West

MS Project
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 27 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing MS Project also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for MS Project.

1 14 (56.00%) MS Excel
2 13 (52.00%) Project Management
2 13 (52.00%) Finance
3 9 (36.00%) MS PowerPoint
4 8 (32.00%) PRINCE2
5 7 (28.00%) MS Visio
5 7 (28.00%) Microsoft
5 7 (28.00%) Change Control
6 5 (20.00%) ITIL
6 5 (20.00%) Service Management
6 5 (20.00%) Banking
7 4 (16.00%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (16.00%) Programme Management
7 4 (16.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (16.00%) Risk Management
7 4 (16.00%) Configuration Management
7 4 (16.00%) Line Management
7 4 (16.00%) QA
8 3 (12.00%) Waterfall
8 3 (12.00%) Computer Science
8 3 (12.00%) Degree
8 3 (12.00%) PMI Certification
8 3 (12.00%) MS Office
8 3 (12.00%) SharePoint
8 3 (12.00%) ITSM
8 3 (12.00%) Validation
8 3 (12.00%) Network Design
9 2 (8.00%) BIG-IP
9 2 (8.00%) BT
9 2 (8.00%) Telecoms

MS Project
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (12.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 14 (56.00%) MS Excel
2 9 (36.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 7 (28.00%) MS Visio
4 3 (12.00%) MS Office
5 1 (4.00%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Oracle ERP
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.00%) 2G
1 2 (8.00%) 3G
1 2 (8.00%) 4G
1 2 (8.00%) BIG-IP
1 2 (8.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
1 2 (8.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
1 2 (8.00%) GSM
1 2 (8.00%) LTE
1 2 (8.00%) Radio Access Network
1 2 (8.00%) UMTS
2 1 (4.00%) DNS
2 1 (4.00%) MPLS
2 1 (4.00%) Network Security
2 1 (4.00%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.00%) Data Warehouse
General
1 13 (52.00%) Finance
2 5 (20.00%) Banking
3 2 (8.00%) Local Government
3 2 (8.00%) Telecoms
4 1 (4.00%) Financial Institution
4 1 (4.00%) German Language
4 1 (4.00%) Manufacturing
4 1 (4.00%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (4.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (36.00%) Project Manager
2 4 (16.00%) Programme Office Support
3 3 (12.00%) Analyst
3 3 (12.00%) Design Engineer
3 3 (12.00%) Implementation Engineer
3 3 (12.00%) PMO Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) Finance Manager
4 2 (8.00%) Finance Project Manager
4 2 (8.00%) IT Finance Manager
4 2 (8.00%) IT Manager
4 2 (8.00%) IT Project Manager
4 2 (8.00%) Programme Planner
4 2 (8.00%) Senior Manager
4 2 (8.00%) Senior Project Manager
5 1 (4.00%) ICT Manager
5 1 (4.00%) ICT Project Manager
5 1 (4.00%) PMO Administrator
5 1 (4.00%) PMO Manager
5 1 (4.00%) Rollout Manager
5 1 (4.00%) Rollout Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (8.00%) PMI
3 1 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.00%) Digital Media
3 1 (4.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.00%) Statistics
3 1 (4.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.00%) Android
1 1 (4.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (52.00%) Project Management
2 8 (32.00%) PRINCE2
3 7 (28.00%) Change Control
4 5 (20.00%) ITIL
4 5 (20.00%) Service Management
5 4 (16.00%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (16.00%) Configuration Management
5 4 (16.00%) Line Management
5 4 (16.00%) Programme Management
5 4 (16.00%) Risk Management
5 4 (16.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (12.00%) ITSM
6 3 (12.00%) Network Design
6 3 (12.00%) Validation
6 3 (12.00%) Waterfall
7 2 (8.00%) Case Management
7 2 (8.00%) ERP
7 2 (8.00%) Load Balancing
7 2 (8.00%) Performance Monitoring
7 2 (8.00%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.00%) C
2 1 (4.00%) Java
2 1 (4.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (4.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 3 (12.00%) Degree
1 3 (12.00%) PMI Certification
2 2 (8.00%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (4.00%) APMP
3 1 (4.00%) PMP
3 1 (4.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (4.00%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (16.00%) QA
2 1 (4.00%) FATCA
System Software
1 1 (4.00%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 7 (28.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (8.00%) BT
2 2 (8.00%) Ericsson
2 2 (8.00%) F5
2 2 (8.00%) Huawei
2 2 (8.00%) Nokia
2 2 (8.00%) Nokia Networks
3 1 (4.00%) Alcatel-Lucent
3 1 (4.00%) Apple
3 1 (4.00%) Cisco
3 1 (4.00%) Citrix
3 1 (4.00%) Google
3 1 (4.00%) Oracle
3 1 (4.00%) Siemens