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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Project
Rank 72 50 53
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +3
Contract jobs citing MS Project 11 22 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.12% 2.80% 1.63%
As % of the Applications category 11.96% 20.37% 17.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 14 5
Average daily rate
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£213 £575 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-63.04% +35.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £283 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £626 £605
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +7.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Average hourly rate £27.50 £43.50 £33.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.78% +28.88%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.06 £19.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+26.63% -42.42%
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
92 108 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 9.34% 13.76% 9.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 52 19
Average daily rate £300 £300 £300
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £139 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £575 £487
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £303 £305
% change year-on-year
+7.43% -0.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 7 7
Average hourly rate £17.50 £12.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -21.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.90 £11.00 £9.22
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £43.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.75 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-7.93% +1.61%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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
Chester 0 3 £550 -
Warrington -14 3 £180 -70.73% 1
Crewe - 2 - -
Macclesfield - 1 £225 -
Wilmslow - 1 £350 -
MS Project
North West

MS Project
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 20 (55.56%) MS Excel
2 18 (50.00%) PRINCE2
3 16 (44.44%) MS Visio
3 16 (44.44%) Project Management
3 16 (44.44%) Finance
4 12 (33.33%) Microsoft
5 11 (30.56%) MS Office
5 11 (30.56%) ITIL
6 10 (27.78%) SharePoint
6 10 (27.78%) Stakeholder Management
7 9 (25.00%) Local Government
7 9 (25.00%) Matrix Management
8 7 (19.44%) Quality Management
9 6 (16.67%) Coaching
10 5 (13.89%) 4G
10 5 (13.89%) SLA
10 5 (13.89%) Telecoms
10 5 (13.89%) Degree
11 4 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
11 4 (11.11%) Risk Management
11 4 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
12 3 (8.33%) Performance Analysis
12 3 (8.33%) Customer Engagement
12 3 (8.33%) Spreadsheet
12 3 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
12 3 (8.33%) PMP
12 3 (8.33%) PMI Certification
12 3 (8.33%) Supplier Management
13 2 (5.56%) Knowledge Management
13 2 (5.56%) MS PowerPoint

MS Project
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 (27.78%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.78%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (2.78%) IIS
2 1 (2.78%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 20 (55.56%) MS Excel
2 16 (44.44%) MS Visio
3 11 (30.56%) MS Office
4 3 (8.33%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (5.56%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (5.56%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (13.89%) 4G
2 2 (5.56%) Wireless
3 1 (2.78%) LAN
3 1 (2.78%) DHCP
3 1 (2.78%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.78%) DNS
3 1 (2.78%) SAN
3 1 (2.78%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.78%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.78%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (2.78%) JIRA
General
1 16 (44.44%) Finance
2 9 (25.00%) Local Government
3 5 (13.89%) Telecoms
4 2 (5.56%) Retail
4 2 (5.56%) Financial Institution
5 1 (2.78%) Legal
Job Titles
1 25 (69.44%) Project Manager
2 7 (19.44%) Junior Project Manager
2 7 (19.44%) Junior
3 5 (13.89%) Telecoms Project Manager
4 4 (11.11%) Consultant
4 4 (11.11%) Coordinator
4 4 (11.11%) PMO Consultant
4 4 (11.11%) ICT Project Manager
5 3 (8.33%) Support Consultant
6 2 (5.56%) Oracle Project Manager
6 2 (5.56%) Contracts Manager
6 2 (5.56%) Project Coordinator
6 2 (5.56%) Systems Support
6 2 (5.56%) Project Planner
7 1 (2.78%) Software Delivery Project Manager
7 1 (2.78%) PMO Analyst
7 1 (2.78%) Analyst
7 1 (2.78%) Administrator
7 1 (2.78%) Project Administrator
7 1 (2.78%) Server Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.78%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (2.78%) Windows
1 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (50.00%) PRINCE2
2 16 (44.44%) Project Management
3 11 (30.56%) ITIL
4 10 (27.78%) Stakeholder Management
5 9 (25.00%) Matrix Management
6 7 (19.44%) Quality Management
7 6 (16.67%) Coaching
8 4 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (11.11%) Risk Management
9 3 (8.33%) Performance Analysis
9 3 (8.33%) Customer Engagement
9 3 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
9 3 (8.33%) Supplier Management
10 2 (5.56%) Knowledge Management
10 2 (5.56%) Project Planning
10 2 (5.56%) Service Delivery
10 2 (5.56%) Change Management
10 2 (5.56%) Migration
10 2 (5.56%) Budget Control
10 2 (5.56%) Waterfall
Qualifications
1 5 (13.89%) Degree
2 3 (8.33%) PMP
2 3 (8.33%) PMI Certification
3 2 (5.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 2 (5.56%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (2.78%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.78%) CAPM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (13.89%) SLA
2 2 (5.56%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.78%) Hyper-V
1 1 (2.78%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.78%) VMware ESX
Vendors
1 12 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.56%) NEC
2 2 (5.56%) Oracle
3 1 (2.78%) Cisco
3 1 (2.78%) VMware