The table below looks at the statistics 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 16 September 2014 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Project
Rank 20 30 18
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -12
Contract jobs citing MS Project 3 4 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 2.17% 1.86% 5.88%
As % of the Applications category 21.43% 26.67% 41.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 4
Average daily rate
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£410 - £171
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £331
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +5.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £26.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £25.78 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-35.99% -6.26%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the Chester region.

Applications Category
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
14 15 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 10.14% 6.98% 14.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 7
Average daily rate £410 £325 £238
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.15% +36.84%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.17% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 4
Average hourly rate £16.84 £16.84 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -36.45%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.01 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+0.08% -3.22%

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 27 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 4 (66.67%) MS Excel
1 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 3 (50.00%) SharePoint 2010
2 3 (50.00%) MS Project Server
2 3 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (50.00%) SharePoint
2 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (33.33%) PRINCE2
3 2 (33.33%) PMP
3 2 (33.33%) PMI Certification
4 1 (16.67%) Migration
4 1 (16.67%) SAN
4 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (16.67%) Project Management
4 1 (16.67%) Windows
4 1 (16.67%) IIS
4 1 (16.67%) MS Office
4 1 (16.67%) DHCP
4 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
4 1 (16.67%) DNS
4 1 (16.67%) VMware
4 1 (16.67%) VMware ESX
4 1 (16.67%) CAPM
4 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (16.67%) Hyper-V
4 1 (16.67%) Active Directory

MS Project
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 3 (50.00%) SharePoint
1 3 (50.00%) MS Project Server
1 3 (50.00%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (16.67%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (66.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (16.67%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) DHCP
1 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
1 1 (16.67%) DNS
1 1 (16.67%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Project Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Project Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) Project Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) Project Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Server Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) Server Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Project Consultant
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Windows
1 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (33.33%) PRINCE2
3 1 (16.67%) Project Management
3 1 (16.67%) Migration
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) PMP
1 2 (33.33%) PMI Certification
2 1 (16.67%) CAPM
2 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
1 1 (16.67%) VMware ESX
1 1 (16.67%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (16.67%) VMware