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 13 February 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.

Location
3 months to
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Project
Rank 21 17 19
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +2
Contract jobs citing MS Project 2 8 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 1.96% 5.30% 4.70%
As % of the Applications category 18.18% 25.81% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 8 7
Average daily rate £339 £396 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.45% -3.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £314 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £383 £453 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £370 £375
% change year-on-year
-5.40% -1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.17 £20.35 £28.00
% change year-on-year
+82.69% -27.33%
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
11 31 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 10.78% 20.53% 14.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 29 19
Average daily rate £350 £425 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% +41.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £273 £143
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £510 £426
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £12.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -43.18%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £14.50 £15.34
% change year-on-year
+13.79% -5.47%

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 30 Related IT Skills in Halifax

For the 6 months to 13 February 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 7 (87.50%) Finance
2 6 (75.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 6 (75.00%) Banking
3 4 (50.00%) Retail
3 4 (50.00%) Migration
4 3 (37.50%) Change Management
5 2 (25.00%) PRINCE2
5 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
5 2 (25.00%) SharePoint
5 2 (25.00%) ISEB
5 2 (25.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (25.00%) HP UFT
5 2 (25.00%) Project Management
5 2 (25.00%) ISEB Practitioner
5 2 (25.00%) Software Testing
5 2 (25.00%) ISTQB
5 2 (25.00%) Retail Banking
5 2 (25.00%) Resource Management
5 2 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (25.00%) Change Control
5 2 (25.00%) Test Strategy
5 2 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (12.50%) Coaching
6 1 (12.50%) Defect Management
6 1 (12.50%) Business Transformation
6 1 (12.50%) QA
6 1 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (12.50%) Data Migration
6 1 (12.50%) Project Planning
6 1 (12.50%) MS Office

MS Project
Top Related IT Skills in Halifax by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 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 (25.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (12.50%) MS Office
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) HP UFT
General
1 7 (87.50%) Finance
2 6 (75.00%) Banking
3 4 (50.00%) Retail
4 2 (25.00%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Project Manager
2 2 (25.00%) Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Banking Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Migration Manager
2 2 (25.00%) Test Leader
3 1 (12.50%) Banking Project Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Implementation Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Implementation Project Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Lead Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Migration Project Manager
3 1 (12.50%) PMO Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) PMO Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Project Implementation Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Retail Banking Project Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Test Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (50.00%) Migration
3 3 (37.50%) Change Management
4 2 (25.00%) Change Control
4 2 (25.00%) PRINCE2
4 2 (25.00%) Project Management
4 2 (25.00%) Resource Management
4 2 (25.00%) Software Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Test Strategy
5 1 (12.50%) Business Transformation
5 1 (12.50%) Coaching
5 1 (12.50%) Data Migration
5 1 (12.50%) Defect Management
5 1 (12.50%) Project Planning
5 1 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Validation
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) ISEB
1 2 (25.00%) ISEB Practitioner
1 2 (25.00%) ISTQB
1 2 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 2 (25.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft