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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Project
Rank 50 55 39
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -16
Contract jobs citing MS Project 22 16 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.59% 2.04% 2.46%
As % of the Applications category 22.22% 16.49% 18.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 10 11
Average daily rate
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£310 £356 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.92% +18.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £265 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £398 £575 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £356 £330
% change year-on-year
+1.12% +7.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 1
Average hourly rate £27.50 £39.25 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.93% +57.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £35.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year
-35.71% +4.47%
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
99 97 93
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 11.63% 12.36% 13.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 35 31
Average daily rate £300 £334 £153
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.11% +118.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £122 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £575 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.83% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 13 12
Average hourly rate £14.00 £16.75 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.41% +11.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.15 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £43.50 £20.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -

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 27 March 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 27 March 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -5 4 £200 -41.52% 1
Crewe - - - - 1
Knutsford - - - -
Nantwich - - - -
Runcorn - - - -
MS Project
North West

MS Project
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 21 (58.33%) MS Excel
2 19 (52.78%) MS Visio
3 15 (41.67%) Finance
4 14 (38.89%) Microsoft
4 14 (38.89%) Project Management
5 13 (36.11%) PRINCE2
6 11 (30.56%) MS Office
6 11 (30.56%) Stakeholder Management
7 9 (25.00%) Local Government
7 9 (25.00%) Matrix Management
7 9 (25.00%) ITIL
7 9 (25.00%) Quality Management
8 8 (22.22%) Telecoms
9 7 (19.44%) SharePoint
10 6 (16.67%) Coaching
11 5 (13.89%) 4G
11 5 (13.89%) SLA
11 5 (13.89%) Degree
12 4 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
13 3 (8.33%) Performance Analysis
13 3 (8.33%) Spreadsheet
13 3 (8.33%) Waterfall
14 2 (5.56%) MS PowerPoint
14 2 (5.56%) Project Planning
14 2 (5.56%) Agile Software Development
14 2 (5.56%) Budget Control
14 2 (5.56%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 2 (5.56%) Change Management
14 2 (5.56%) NEC
14 2 (5.56%) Oracle EBS

MS Project
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 7 (19.44%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.78%) MS Project Server
2 1 (2.78%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 21 (58.33%) MS Excel
2 19 (52.78%) 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 1 (2.78%) LAN
2 1 (2.78%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.78%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (2.78%) JIRA
General
1 15 (41.67%) Finance
2 9 (25.00%) Local Government
3 8 (22.22%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.78%) Legal
Job Titles
1 22 (61.11%) Project Manager
2 5 (13.89%) Junior
2 5 (13.89%) Junior Project Manager
2 5 (13.89%) Telecoms Project Manager
3 4 (11.11%) PMO Consultant
3 4 (11.11%) ICT Project Manager
3 4 (11.11%) Consultant
3 4 (11.11%) Coordinator
4 3 (8.33%) Support Consultant
4 3 (8.33%) Project Coordinator
5 2 (5.56%) Project Administrator
5 2 (5.56%) Administrator
5 2 (5.56%) Project Planner
5 2 (5.56%) Portfolio Manager
5 2 (5.56%) Oracle Project Manager
6 1 (2.78%) Systems Support
6 1 (2.78%) Service Manager
6 1 (2.78%) Service Transition Manager
6 1 (2.78%) Contracts Manager
6 1 (2.78%) Server Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.78%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (38.89%) Project Management
2 13 (36.11%) PRINCE2
3 11 (30.56%) Stakeholder Management
4 9 (25.00%) Quality Management
4 9 (25.00%) Matrix Management
4 9 (25.00%) ITIL
5 6 (16.67%) Coaching
6 3 (8.33%) Waterfall
6 3 (8.33%) Performance Analysis
7 2 (5.56%) Budget Control
7 2 (5.56%) Web Application Development
7 2 (5.56%) Project Planning
7 2 (5.56%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (5.56%) Change Management
8 1 (2.78%) Risk Management
8 1 (2.78%) Scrum
8 1 (2.78%) Service Delivery
8 1 (2.78%) DSDM
8 1 (2.78%) Critical Path Analysis
8 1 (2.78%) Software Engineering
Qualifications
1 5 (13.89%) Degree
2 2 (5.56%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 2 (5.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (2.78%) PMP
3 1 (2.78%) PMI Certification
3 1 (2.78%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (13.89%) SLA
2 1 (2.78%) Solvency II
Vendors
1 14 (38.89%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.56%) Oracle
2 2 (5.56%) Cisco
2 2 (5.56%) NEC
3 1 (2.78%) HP
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