The table below looks at the statistics for MS Project skills in IT contracts advertised for the Leeds region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Project over the 3 months to 18 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Project
Rank 65 57 58
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +1
Contract jobs citing MS Project 13 19 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 1.30% 2.19% 2.59%
As % of the Applications category 9.35% 16.67% 17.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 8 19
Average daily rate
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£340 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £134 £321 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £374 £450 £402
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £19.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-13.15% -30.90%
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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 Leeds region.

Applications Category
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
139 114 157
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 13.87% 13.13% 14.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 49 81
Average daily rate £325 £325 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £142 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.17% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 10 16
Average hourly rate £10.81 £43.00 £14.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-74.85% +201.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £7.50 £15.35 £11.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £84.58 £45.00 £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.75 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+1.69% -4.83%

MS Project
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

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

MS Project Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

MS Project
Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

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

MS Project Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

MS Project
Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Project across the Leeds region over the 3 months to 18 September 2014.

MS Project Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

MS Project
Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MS Project across the Leeds region.

MS Project Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

MS Project
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds 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 16 (53.33%) Finance
2 13 (43.33%) Project Management
3 12 (40.00%) MS Excel
4 11 (36.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 9 (30.00%) Microsoft
6 8 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (23.33%) Scrum
7 7 (23.33%) JIRA
7 7 (23.33%) PRINCE2
8 6 (20.00%) MS Office
8 6 (20.00%) Project Planning
8 6 (20.00%) Enterprise Software
9 5 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
10 4 (13.33%) Change Management
11 3 (10.00%) ERP
11 3 (10.00%) UML
11 3 (10.00%) Banking
11 3 (10.00%) Coaching
11 3 (10.00%) User Stories
12 2 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
12 2 (6.67%) Mentoring
12 2 (6.67%) Change Control
12 2 (6.67%) Content Management
12 2 (6.67%) Supplier Management
12 2 (6.67%) QA
12 2 (6.67%) Web Development
12 2 (6.67%) MS Visio
12 2 (6.67%) Risk Management
12 2 (6.67%) CMS
12 2 (6.67%) SharePoint

MS Project
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds 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 (6.67%) SharePoint
1 2 (6.67%) CMS
Applications
1 12 (40.00%) MS Excel
2 6 (20.00%) MS Office
3 2 (6.67%) MS Visio
4 1 (3.33%) Niku Workbench
4 1 (3.33%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.33%) LAN
1 1 (3.33%) WAN
1 1 (3.33%) Intranet
Development Applications
1 7 (23.33%) JIRA
2 5 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (3.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (3.33%) Subversion
General
1 16 (53.33%) Finance
2 3 (10.00%) Banking
3 1 (3.33%) Retail
3 1 (3.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (43.33%) Project Manager
2 9 (30.00%) Analyst
3 5 (16.67%) PMO Analyst
4 4 (13.33%) Business Analyst
4 4 (13.33%) Agile Business Analyst
5 3 (10.00%) IT Project Manager
6 2 (6.67%) Administrator
6 2 (6.67%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 2 (6.67%) Agile Project Manager
6 2 (6.67%) Infrastructure Manager
6 2 (6.67%) Project Administrator
6 2 (6.67%) IT Business Analyst
6 2 (6.67%) Project Support Administrator
6 2 (6.67%) PMO Lead
7 1 (3.33%) IT Infrastructure Manager
7 1 (3.33%) IT Infrastructure Project Manager
7 1 (3.33%) Contracts Manager
7 1 (3.33%) Test Leader
7 1 (3.33%) PMO Manager
7 1 (3.33%) PMO Assistant
Miscellaneous
1 6 (20.00%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.33%) PMI
3 1 (3.33%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (43.33%) Project Management
2 11 (36.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 8 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (23.33%) PRINCE2
4 7 (23.33%) Scrum
5 6 (20.00%) Project Planning
6 4 (13.33%) Change Management
7 3 (10.00%) UML
7 3 (10.00%) ERP
7 3 (10.00%) User Stories
7 3 (10.00%) Coaching
8 2 (6.67%) Mentoring
8 2 (6.67%) Change Control
8 2 (6.67%) E-Commerce
8 2 (6.67%) Risk Management
8 2 (6.67%) Web Development
8 2 (6.67%) Content Management
8 2 (6.67%) Supplier Management
9 1 (3.33%) Knowledge Management
9 1 (3.33%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
Qualifications
1 1 (3.33%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (3.33%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.67%) QA
Vendors
1 9 (30.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.33%) Niku
2 1 (3.33%) Primavera
2 1 (3.33%) Cisco