The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Applications category for the Cheshire region.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Project
Rank 41 61 50
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -11
Contract jobs citing MS Project 24 10 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 3.13% 1.32% 2.20%
As % of the Applications category 23.76% 16.67% 20.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 6 8
Average daily rate
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£425 £300 £206
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.66% +45.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £238 £129
10% offered a daily rate of more than £624 £364 £333
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 5
Average hourly rate - £33.75 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +27.35%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £32.91 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-51.38% +31.64%
Applications Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
101 60 93
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 13.17% 7.94% 10.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 20 36
Average daily rate £300 £300 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £92 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £428 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £310 £303
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +2.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 9 17
Average hourly rate £13.25 £25.00 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-47.00% -7.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £14.97 £17.62
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.71 £42.50 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
- -3.22%
MS Project
North West

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 23 July 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 23 July 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 -6 14 £570 -
Chester +9 5 £410 -
Macclesfield - - - - 1
MS Project
North West

MS Project
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 24 (57.14%) PRINCE2
2 19 (45.24%) MS Excel
2 19 (45.24%) Microsoft
3 18 (42.86%) Project Management
4 15 (35.71%) MS Visio
5 13 (30.95%) Finance
6 12 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
7 10 (23.81%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 10 (23.81%) Migration
8 9 (21.43%) SharePoint
9 8 (19.05%) PMI Certification
10 6 (14.29%) PMI
10 6 (14.29%) LAN
10 6 (14.29%) MS Office
10 6 (14.29%) MS PowerPoint
10 6 (14.29%) Portfolio Management
11 5 (11.90%) Waterfall
11 5 (11.90%) MS Project Server
11 5 (11.90%) Banking
11 5 (11.90%) SAP
11 5 (11.90%) ITIL
11 5 (11.90%) WAN
11 5 (11.90%) Windows
11 5 (11.90%) Mainframe
11 5 (11.90%) Advertising
11 5 (11.90%) Scrum
12 4 (9.52%) Information Security
12 4 (9.52%) SQL Server
12 4 (9.52%) SAP Certification
12 4 (9.52%) Project Planning

MS Project
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 9 (21.43%) SharePoint
2 5 (11.90%) MS Project Server
3 4 (9.52%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (4.76%) Lync
4 2 (4.76%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (2.38%) IIS
Applications
1 19 (45.24%) MS Excel
2 15 (35.71%) MS Visio
3 6 (14.29%) MS PowerPoint
3 6 (14.29%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (4.76%) SAP BPC
2 1 (2.38%) SAP HCM
Communications & Networking
1 6 (14.29%) LAN
2 5 (11.90%) WAN
3 1 (2.38%) DHCP
3 1 (2.38%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.38%) DNS
3 1 (2.38%) SAN
3 1 (2.38%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.52%) SQL Server
2 3 (7.14%) MS Access
3 2 (4.76%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (4.76%) SAP BW
3 2 (4.76%) SAP Data Services
3 2 (4.76%) SAP HANA
4 1 (2.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (2.38%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 2 (4.76%) MSI
General
1 13 (30.95%) Finance
2 5 (11.90%) Advertising
2 5 (11.90%) Banking
3 1 (2.38%) Local Government
3 1 (2.38%) French Language
3 1 (2.38%) Russian Language
3 1 (2.38%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (40.48%) Project Manager
2 8 (19.05%) Analyst
3 6 (14.29%) Senior Project Manager
3 6 (14.29%) Senior Manager
4 4 (9.52%) Consultant
4 4 (9.52%) Programme Manager
5 3 (7.14%) Project Analyst
5 3 (7.14%) IT Programme Manager
5 3 (7.14%) Data Analyst
5 3 (7.14%) Security Manager
5 3 (7.14%) MI Analyst
6 2 (4.76%) Engagement Manager
6 2 (4.76%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 2 (4.76%) PMO Analyst
6 2 (4.76%) Portfolio Manager
6 2 (4.76%) Server Administrator
6 2 (4.76%) Business Manager
6 2 (4.76%) Server Analyst
6 2 (4.76%) Administrator
6 2 (4.76%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.76%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 6 (14.29%) PMI
2 5 (11.90%) Mainframe
3 3 (7.14%) Management Information System
3 3 (7.14%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 5 (11.90%) Windows
2 3 (7.14%) Windows 7
3 1 (2.38%) UNIX
3 1 (2.38%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (2.38%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (57.14%) PRINCE2
2 18 (42.86%) Project Management
3 12 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
4 10 (23.81%) Migration
5 6 (14.29%) Portfolio Management
6 5 (11.90%) Waterfall
6 5 (11.90%) Scrum
6 5 (11.90%) ITIL
7 4 (9.52%) Information Security
7 4 (9.52%) Project Planning
8 3 (7.14%) Validation
8 3 (7.14%) Change Control
8 3 (7.14%) Matrix Management
9 2 (4.76%) Performance Management
9 2 (4.76%) Financial Modelling
9 2 (4.76%) Cyber Security
9 2 (4.76%) Capacity Planning
9 2 (4.76%) Business Intelligence
9 2 (4.76%) Resource Management
9 2 (4.76%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.76%) ABAP
1 2 (4.76%) VBA
2 1 (2.38%) C
Qualifications
1 10 (23.81%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 8 (19.05%) PMI Certification
3 4 (9.52%) SAP Certification
4 3 (7.14%) PMP
5 2 (4.76%) Degree
5 2 (4.76%) Security Cleared
5 2 (4.76%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (2.38%) SC Cleared
6 1 (2.38%) BC Cleared
6 1 (2.38%) Six Sigma Black Belt
6 1 (2.38%) CISA
6 1 (2.38%) CAPM
6 1 (2.38%) ISEB
6 1 (2.38%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.52%) QA
2 1 (2.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (4.76%) Microsoft App-V
1 2 (4.76%) XenApp
2 1 (2.38%) Hyper-V
2 1 (2.38%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.38%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 2 (4.76%) SCCM
Vendors
1 19 (45.24%) Microsoft
2 5 (11.90%) SAP
3 2 (4.76%) Business Objects
3 2 (4.76%) Citrix
3 2 (4.76%) AppSense
4 1 (2.38%) Northgate
4 1 (2.38%) NorthgateArinso
4 1 (2.38%) Splunk
4 1 (2.38%) Primavera
4 1 (2.38%) VMware
4 1 (2.38%) Cisco