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 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 22 36 22
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -14
Contract jobs citing MS Project 8 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 4.08% 2.16% 1.99%
As % of the Applications category 33.33% 20.83% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 0
Average daily rate
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£310 £338 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.14% -
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%
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Cheshire

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
24 24 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 12.24% 10.39% 7.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 6 1
Average daily rate £310 £324 £210
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.24% +54.16%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.83% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 3 5
Average hourly rate £14.00 £43.50 £9.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-67.81% +383.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -

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 18 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 9 (100.00%) PRINCE2
2 8 (88.89%) ITIL
2 8 (88.89%) MS Visio
2 8 (88.89%) Local Government
2 8 (88.89%) Matrix Management
3 6 (66.67%) SharePoint
4 3 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (33.33%) MS Excel
4 3 (33.33%) MS Office
5 2 (22.22%) Project Management
5 2 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (22.22%) Web Application Development
5 2 (22.22%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (11.11%) Critical Path Analysis
6 1 (11.11%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (11.11%) Finance
6 1 (11.11%) Oracle
6 1 (11.11%) DMZ

MS Project
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 6 (66.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (88.89%) MS Visio
2 3 (33.33%) MS Office
2 3 (33.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) DMZ
General
1 8 (88.89%) Local Government
2 1 (11.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (88.89%) Project Manager
2 5 (55.56%) Junior
2 5 (55.56%) Junior Project Manager
3 4 (44.44%) ICT Project Manager
4 2 (22.22%) Coordinator
5 1 (11.11%) Portfolio Manager
5 1 (11.11%) Oracle Project Manager
5 1 (11.11%) Project Coordinator
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (100.00%) PRINCE2
2 8 (88.89%) Matrix Management
2 8 (88.89%) ITIL
3 2 (22.22%) Web Application Development
3 2 (22.22%) Project Management
3 2 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (11.11%) Critical Path Analysis
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle