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 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Project
Rank 18 19 18
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -1
Contract jobs citing MS Project 10 7 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 6.62% 4.73% 6.82%
As % of the Applications category 29.41% 35.00% 37.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 7 9
Average daily rate
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£423 £410 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.17% +26.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £321 £170 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £438 £342
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £335
% change year-on-year
- +11.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.35 £21.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year
-3.11% -37.31%
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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 Halifax region.

Applications Category
Halifax
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
34 20 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 22.52% 13.51% 18.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 19 20
Average daily rate £425 £300 £343
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.66% -12.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £143 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £426 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £12.50 - £9.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Halifax

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Project across the Halifax region over the 3 months to 29 January 2015.

MS Project Daily Rate Histogram in Halifax

MS Project
Top 26 Related IT Skills in Halifax

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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 15 (100.00%) Finance
2 12 (80.00%) Retail
3 10 (66.67%) Banking
3 10 (66.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 6 (40.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 6 (40.00%) PRINCE2
4 6 (40.00%) Retail Banking
5 5 (33.33%) Migration
6 4 (26.67%) MS Excel
6 4 (26.67%) Project Management
7 3 (20.00%) Validation
7 3 (20.00%) Management Information System
8 2 (13.33%) Resource Management
8 2 (13.33%) MS Office
8 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
8 2 (13.33%) Change Management
9 1 (6.67%) Data Security
9 1 (6.67%) Risk Management
9 1 (6.67%) Project Planning
9 1 (6.67%) Business Analysis
9 1 (6.67%) MS PowerPoint
9 1 (6.67%) Requirements Management
9 1 (6.67%) Project Governance
9 1 (6.67%) Dependency Management
9 1 (6.67%) Coaching
9 1 (6.67%) QA

MS Project
Top Related IT Skills in Halifax by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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.

Applications
1 4 (26.67%) MS Excel
2 2 (13.33%) MS Office
3 1 (6.67%) MS PowerPoint
General
1 15 (100.00%) Finance
2 12 (80.00%) Retail
3 10 (66.67%) Banking
4 6 (40.00%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) Analyst
2 4 (26.67%) Project Manager
3 3 (20.00%) Business Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) Lead Business Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) PMO Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) PMO Manager
4 2 (13.33%) Lead Project Manager
4 2 (13.33%) Project Planner
5 1 (6.67%) Programme Planner
5 1 (6.67%) Implementation Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Implementation Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (66.67%) Stakeholder Management
2 6 (40.00%) PRINCE2
3 5 (33.33%) Migration
4 4 (26.67%) Project Management
5 3 (20.00%) Validation
6 2 (13.33%) Resource Management
6 2 (13.33%) Change Management
7 1 (6.67%) Data Security
7 1 (6.67%) Risk Management
7 1 (6.67%) Project Planning
7 1 (6.67%) Business Analysis
7 1 (6.67%) Requirements Management
7 1 (6.67%) Project Governance
7 1 (6.67%) Dependency Management
7 1 (6.67%) Coaching
Qualifications
1 6 (40.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (13.33%) Microsoft