The table below looks at the statistics for MS Project skills in IT contracts advertised for the Halifax region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Project over the 3 months to 1 May 2016 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Project
Rank 22 20 21
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +1
Contract jobs citing MS Project 1 8 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 1.03% 5.06% 2.29%
As % of the Applications category 7.69% 33.33% 14.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 4
Average daily rate £425 £385 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.53% +1.85%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
-5.40% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £22.50 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+40.00% -21.05%
MS Project
West Yorkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the Halifax region.

Applications Category
Halifax
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
13 24 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 13.40% 15.19% 15.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 16 19
Average daily rate £342 £413 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.19% +13.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £276 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £9.00 - £9.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+13.79% -3.33%

MS Project
Jobs Demand Trend in Halifax

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

MS Project Jobs Demand Trend in Halifax

MS Project
Daily Rate Trend in Halifax

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

MS Project Daily Rate Trend in Halifax

MS Project
Top 26 Related IT Skills in Halifax

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Halifax 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 (100.00%) Finance
1 4 (100.00%) Banking
2 2 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (50.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (50.00%) Retail
2 2 (50.00%) Change Control
3 1 (25.00%) Test Strategy
3 1 (25.00%) Data Quality
3 1 (25.00%) Business Transformation
3 1 (25.00%) CRD IV
3 1 (25.00%) FINREP
3 1 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (25.00%) ISEB Practitioner
3 1 (25.00%) MS Office
3 1 (25.00%) Systems Analysis
3 1 (25.00%) Software Testing
3 1 (25.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (25.00%) ISTQB
3 1 (25.00%) Retail Banking
3 1 (25.00%) Resource Management
3 1 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (25.00%) ISEB
3 1 (25.00%) HP UFT
3 1 (25.00%) Project Management
3 1 (25.00%) Change Management

MS Project
Top Related IT Skills in Halifax by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Halifax 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 2 (50.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (25.00%) MS Office
2 1 (25.00%) MS PowerPoint
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) HP UFT
General
1 4 (100.00%) Banking
1 4 (100.00%) Finance
2 2 (50.00%) Retail
3 1 (25.00%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Analyst
2 2 (50.00%) Banking Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Business Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Data Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Data Business Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Data Quality Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Data Quality Business Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Lead Test Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) PMO Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) PMO Manager
3 1 (25.00%) Quality Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Test Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Test Leader
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Change Control
1 2 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (25.00%) Business Transformation
2 1 (25.00%) Change Management
2 1 (25.00%) Project Management
2 1 (25.00%) Resource Management
2 1 (25.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Systems Analysis
2 1 (25.00%) Test Strategy
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) ISEB
1 1 (25.00%) ISEB Practitioner
1 1 (25.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) CRD IV
1 1 (25.00%) Data Quality
1 1 (25.00%) FINREP
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) HP Quality Center