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 6 May 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Project
Rank 17 20 10
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -10
Contract jobs citing MS Project 9 5 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 5.39% 2.92% 11.93%
As % of the Applications category 39.13% 17.86% 54.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 12
Average daily rate
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£407 £425 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.35% +32.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £316 £318 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £441 £440 £402
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £348
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +4.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £32.75
% change year-on-year
-10.00% -23.66%
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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
23 28 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 13.77% 16.37% 22.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 20 20
Average daily rate £410 £373 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +16.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £258 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £365
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £303 £310
% change year-on-year
+7.43% -2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £9.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -6.25%

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 6 May 2015.

MS Project Daily Rate Histogram in Halifax

MS Project
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Halifax

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 13 (68.42%) Finance
1 13 (68.42%) Retail
2 10 (52.63%) Banking
3 9 (47.37%) MS Excel
4 8 (42.11%) Stakeholder Management
5 7 (36.84%) Change Management
6 6 (31.58%) Project Management
6 6 (31.58%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 6 (31.58%) PRINCE2
6 6 (31.58%) Migration
7 5 (26.32%) Legal
7 5 (26.32%) Retail Banking
8 4 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (21.05%) ITIL
8 4 (21.05%) Release Management
8 4 (21.05%) Waterfall
9 3 (15.79%) MS Office
9 3 (15.79%) Management Information System
9 3 (15.79%) Validation
9 3 (15.79%) Microsoft
10 2 (10.53%) MS PowerPoint
10 2 (10.53%) SharePoint
10 2 (10.53%) Resource Management
11 1 (5.26%) Business Transformation
11 1 (5.26%) Mobile Payment
11 1 (5.26%) Procure-to-pay
11 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
11 1 (5.26%) QA
11 1 (5.26%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 1 (5.26%) Mobile Commerce

MS Project
Top Related IT Skills in Halifax by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (10.53%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (47.37%) MS Excel
2 3 (15.79%) MS Office
3 2 (10.53%) MS PowerPoint
General
1 13 (68.42%) Finance
1 13 (68.42%) Retail
2 10 (52.63%) Banking
3 5 (26.32%) Retail Banking
3 5 (26.32%) Legal
Job Titles
1 9 (47.37%) Analyst
2 6 (31.58%) Project Manager
3 4 (21.05%) Release Analyst
4 3 (15.79%) Business Analyst
4 3 (15.79%) Lead Business Analyst
4 3 (15.79%) Lead Project Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Planning Manager
5 1 (5.26%) SQL Data Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) PMO Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) PMO Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Project Planner
5 1 (5.26%) Data Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Programme Planner
5 1 (5.26%) Implementation Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Implementation Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.79%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.26%) Mobile Payment
2 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (42.11%) Stakeholder Management
2 7 (36.84%) Change Management
3 6 (31.58%) Migration
3 6 (31.58%) PRINCE2
3 6 (31.58%) Project Management
4 4 (21.05%) ITIL
4 4 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (21.05%) Release Management
4 4 (21.05%) Waterfall
5 3 (15.79%) Validation
6 2 (10.53%) Resource Management
7 1 (5.26%) Data Security
7 1 (5.26%) Risk Management
7 1 (5.26%) Mobile Commerce
7 1 (5.26%) Business Transformation
7 1 (5.26%) Procure-to-pay
7 1 (5.26%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 1 (5.26%) Data Analysis
7 1 (5.26%) Business Analysis
7 1 (5.26%) Requirements Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.26%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (31.58%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (5.26%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (15.79%) Microsoft