The first table below looks at the demand for MS Project skills in IT contracts advertised for the Chester 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 Chester 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 18 27 17
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -10
Contract jobs citing MS Project 5 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 3.68% 1.27% 3.65%
As % of the Applications category 38.46% 18.18% 29.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 3
Average daily rate
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£410 - £175
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
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
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
13 11 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 9.56% 6.96% 12.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 7
Average daily rate £405 £325 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.61% -23.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £325 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £327 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £310 £303
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +2.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 3
Average hourly rate £16.84 £29.00 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.93% +9.43%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
- -3.22%
MS Project
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MS Project
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MS Project across the Chester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Applications category.

MS Project Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

MS Project
Daily Rate Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MS Project across the Chester region.

MS Project Daily Rate Trend in Chester

MS Project
Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MS Project across the Chester region.

MS Project Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

MS Project
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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 5 (55.56%) MS Excel
1 5 (55.56%) PRINCE2
2 4 (44.44%) Windows
2 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
2 4 (44.44%) SharePoint
2 4 (44.44%) Migration
3 3 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 3 (33.33%) MS Office
3 3 (33.33%) MS Project Server
3 3 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 3 (33.33%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (22.22%) XenApp
4 2 (22.22%) SCCM
4 2 (22.22%) Project Planning
4 2 (22.22%) Application Packaging
4 2 (22.22%) Critical Path Analysis
4 2 (22.22%) MS Visio
4 2 (22.22%) PMP
4 2 (22.22%) PMI Certification
4 2 (22.22%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (22.22%) AppSense
4 2 (22.22%) Citrix
4 2 (22.22%) MSI
5 1 (11.11%) Project Management
5 1 (11.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (11.11%) VMware
5 1 (11.11%) VMware ESX
5 1 (11.11%) SAN
5 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003

MS Project
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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 4 (44.44%) SharePoint
2 3 (33.33%) MS Project Server
2 3 (33.33%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (11.11%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (55.56%) MS Excel
2 3 (33.33%) MS Office
3 2 (22.22%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) DHCP
1 1 (11.11%) TCP/IP
1 1 (11.11%) DNS
1 1 (11.11%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (33.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (22.22%) MSI
General
1 1 (11.11%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Project Manager
2 2 (22.22%) Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Administrator
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Project Administrator
3 1 (11.11%) Project Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Server Administrator
3 1 (11.11%) Server Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) PMO Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Project Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) Application Packaging
Operating Systems
1 4 (44.44%) Windows
2 3 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) PRINCE2
2 4 (44.44%) Migration
3 3 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (22.22%) Critical Path Analysis
4 2 (22.22%) Project Planning
5 1 (11.11%) Project Management
5 1 (11.11%) ITIL
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) PMP
1 2 (22.22%) PMI Certification
2 1 (11.11%) CAPM
2 1 (11.11%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (11.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
System Software
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft App-V
1 2 (22.22%) XenApp
2 1 (11.11%) Hyper-V
2 1 (11.11%) Active Directory
2 1 (11.11%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
2 2 (22.22%) Citrix
2 2 (22.22%) AppSense
3 1 (11.11%) VMware