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 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Project
Rank 25 23 12
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -11
Contract jobs citing MS Project 6 3 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 3.39% 1.63% 9.87%
As % of the Applications category 20.69% 30.00% 52.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 22
Average daily rate
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£395 £330 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.69% -12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £322 £289
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £346 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £31.56 £27.25
% change year-on-year
-49.29% +15.79%
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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
29 10 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 16.38% 5.43% 18.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 10 35
Average daily rate £440 £350 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.71% -7.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £292 £275 £284
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £388 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.25 £16.20
% change year-on-year
-1.63% -5.83%

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 1 September 2014.

MS Project Daily Rate Histogram in Halifax

MS Project
Top 24 Related IT Skills in Halifax

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, 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 9 (90.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 7 (70.00%) Finance
3 5 (50.00%) MS Excel
3 5 (50.00%) Project Management
4 4 (40.00%) Change Management
4 4 (40.00%) Banking
4 4 (40.00%) Retail
5 2 (20.00%) Resource Management
5 2 (20.00%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
6 1 (10.00%) ISEB
6 1 (10.00%) QuickTest Pro
6 1 (10.00%) Quality Management
6 1 (10.00%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (10.00%) Software Testing
6 1 (10.00%) ISTQB
6 1 (10.00%) Retail Banking
6 1 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (10.00%) Test Strategy
6 1 (10.00%) Business Transformation
6 1 (10.00%) Dependency Management
6 1 (10.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (10.00%) Credit Risk
6 1 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing

MS Project
Top Related IT Skills in Halifax by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, 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 5 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (20.00%) Spreadsheet
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 7 (70.00%) Finance
2 4 (40.00%) Banking
2 4 (40.00%) Retail
3 1 (10.00%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Project Manager
2 3 (30.00%) PMO Manager
3 2 (20.00%) Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Change Manager
4 1 (10.00%) PMO Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Business Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Project Planner
4 1 (10.00%) Credit Risk Project Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Lead Project Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Test Leader
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Credit Risk
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (90.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 5 (50.00%) Project Management
3 4 (40.00%) Change Management
4 2 (20.00%) Resource Management
5 1 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Test Strategy
5 1 (10.00%) Business Transformation
5 1 (10.00%) Dependency Management
5 1 (10.00%) Quality Management
5 1 (10.00%) Software Testing
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) ISEB
1 1 (10.00%) ISEB Practitioner
1 1 (10.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (10.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft