The table below looks at the statistics for MS Project skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Project over the 3 months to 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Project
Rank 53 58 80
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +22
Contract jobs citing MS Project 30 19 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 2.26% 1.56% 1.05%
As % of the Applications category 18.40% 12.18% 8.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 9 10
Average daily rate
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£400 £365 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.58% +26.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £333 £90
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £380 £422
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £175.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £31.56 £26.75
% change year-on-year
-49.29% +17.96%
MS Project
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the Manchester region.

Applications Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
163 156 171
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 12.28% 12.84% 11.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 63 88
Average daily rate £325 £320 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £154 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £431 £425 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.83% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 27 29
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% -3.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.27 £10.00 £9.99
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.75 £25.00 £22.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

MS Project
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

MS Project Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

MS Project
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

MS Project Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

MS Project
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Project across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

MS Project Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

MS Project
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

MS Project Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

MS Project
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MS Project within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bolton +3 3 £410 +9.33% 1
Wigan - 2 £405 -
Stockport - 1 £430 -
Salford - - - -
MS Project
North West

MS Project
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 46 (65.71%) MS Excel
2 35 (50.00%) Project Management
2 35 (50.00%) Finance
3 30 (42.86%) PRINCE2
4 28 (40.00%) Microsoft
5 27 (38.57%) MS Visio
6 15 (21.43%) MS Office
6 15 (21.43%) Migration
7 12 (17.14%) Stakeholder Management
7 12 (17.14%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 11 (15.71%) ITIL
9 10 (14.29%) Change Management
10 9 (12.86%) MS PowerPoint
11 8 (11.43%) QA
11 8 (11.43%) Retail
12 7 (10.00%) Banking
12 7 (10.00%) Six Sigma
13 5 (7.14%) SAP
13 5 (7.14%) Oracle
13 5 (7.14%) SharePoint
13 5 (7.14%) Windows
13 5 (7.14%) Risk Management
13 5 (7.14%) Information Security
13 5 (7.14%) Data Analysis
13 5 (7.14%) Business Analysis
13 5 (7.14%) Project Planning
13 5 (7.14%) Change Control
14 4 (5.71%) Splunk
14 4 (5.71%) QlikView
14 4 (5.71%) MS Project Server

MS Project
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 5 (7.14%) SharePoint
2 4 (5.71%) MS Project Server
3 3 (4.29%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 46 (65.71%) MS Excel
2 27 (38.57%) MS Visio
3 15 (21.43%) MS Office
4 9 (12.86%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (4.29%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (1.43%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (1.43%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.43%) Oracle EBS R12
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.43%) Internet
1 1 (1.43%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.71%) QlikView
1 4 (5.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (4.29%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.43%) Oracle Reports
General
1 35 (50.00%) Finance
2 8 (11.43%) Retail
3 7 (10.00%) Banking
4 1 (1.43%) Legal
4 1 (1.43%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 17 (24.29%) Project Manager
2 11 (15.71%) Programme Manager
3 10 (14.29%) Analyst
4 7 (10.00%) Programme Planner
4 7 (10.00%) Business Analyst
5 4 (5.71%) PMO Manager
5 4 (5.71%) Project Officer
6 3 (4.29%) Project Support Officer
6 3 (4.29%) Project Planner
6 3 (4.29%) Consultant
6 3 (4.29%) SAP Manager
7 2 (2.86%) Oracle Analyst
7 2 (2.86%) PMO Analyst
7 2 (2.86%) Security Manager
7 2 (2.86%) Business Process Analyst
7 2 (2.86%) Process Analyst
7 2 (2.86%) Architect
7 2 (2.86%) Enterprise Architect
8 1 (1.43%) Coordinator
8 1 (1.43%) Junior
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.29%) Management Information System
1 3 (4.29%) FMCG
2 2 (2.86%) PMI
2 2 (2.86%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 5 (7.14%) Windows
2 4 (5.71%) UNIX
3 1 (1.43%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (50.00%) Project Management
2 30 (42.86%) PRINCE2
3 15 (21.43%) Migration
4 12 (17.14%) Stakeholder Management
5 11 (15.71%) ITIL
6 10 (14.29%) Change Management
7 7 (10.00%) Six Sigma
8 5 (7.14%) Risk Management
8 5 (7.14%) Information Security
8 5 (7.14%) Data Analysis
8 5 (7.14%) Business Analysis
8 5 (7.14%) Project Planning
8 5 (7.14%) Change Control
9 4 (5.71%) PLM
9 4 (5.71%) Programme Management
9 4 (5.71%) UML
9 4 (5.71%) Data Modelling
10 3 (4.29%) Data Migration
11 2 (2.86%) Portfolio Management
11 2 (2.86%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.43%) VBA
Qualifications
1 12 (17.14%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 4 (5.71%) ISEB
3 3 (4.29%) Security Cleared
4 2 (2.86%) SC Cleared
4 2 (2.86%) ISTQB
4 2 (2.86%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (2.86%) PMI Certification
5 1 (1.43%) PMP
5 1 (1.43%) CISSP
5 1 (1.43%) CISA
5 1 (1.43%) Degree
5 1 (1.43%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (11.43%) QA
2 1 (1.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 1 (1.43%) SCCM
Vendors
1 28 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (7.14%) SAP
2 5 (7.14%) Oracle
3 4 (5.71%) Splunk
4 1 (1.43%) Northgate
4 1 (1.43%) Capita
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