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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Project
Rank 41 75 62
Rank change year-on-year
+34 -13
Contract jobs citing MS Project 57 8 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 3.72% 0.66% 1.18%
As % of the Applications category 30.16% 5.84% 10.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 3 1
Average daily rate
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£425 £375 £292
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +28.64%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £335
% change year-on-year
- +11.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £19.50 £37.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-48.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £35.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year
-37.14% +4.47%
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
189 137 109
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 12.34% 11.23% 11.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 54 36
Average daily rate £308 £180 £230
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+70.83% -21.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £120 £138
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £375 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 15 22
Average hourly rate £11.50 £12.06 £16.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.66% -27.98%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.45 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.70 £21.90 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.00

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 27 February 2015.

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 27 February 2015. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Altrincham - - - -
Bolton - - - - 1
Stockport - - - -
MS Project
North West

MS Project
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 37 (52.86%) MS PowerPoint
2 36 (51.43%) MS Excel
3 34 (48.57%) PRINCE2
4 33 (47.14%) Project Management
5 23 (32.86%) Finance
6 22 (31.43%) Microsoft
7 18 (25.71%) MS Office
8 16 (22.86%) Programme Management
9 13 (18.57%) Degree
9 13 (18.57%) Change Control
10 11 (15.71%) VCP4
10 11 (15.71%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 9 (12.86%) Life Science
12 8 (11.43%) Agile Software Development
12 8 (11.43%) Stakeholder Management
12 8 (11.43%) Manufacturing
13 7 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
14 6 (8.57%) Line Management
14 6 (8.57%) Waterfall
14 6 (8.57%) P3O
15 5 (7.14%) Migration
15 5 (7.14%) Change Management
15 5 (7.14%) Citrix
15 5 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
15 5 (7.14%) SAN
16 4 (5.71%) Cisco
16 4 (5.71%) Management Information System
16 4 (5.71%) Retail
16 4 (5.71%) Information Management
17 3 (4.29%) Time Management

MS Project
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 2 (2.86%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.43%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 37 (52.86%) MS PowerPoint
2 36 (51.43%) MS Excel
3 18 (25.71%) MS Office
4 3 (4.29%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.86%) Tridion
2 1 (1.43%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.14%) SAN
2 3 (4.29%) Firewall
3 1 (1.43%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (1.43%) VLAN
3 1 (1.43%) Unified Communications
3 1 (1.43%) LAN
3 1 (1.43%) WAN
3 1 (1.43%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.43%) DNS
3 1 (1.43%) DMZ
3 1 (1.43%) DVB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.43%) MS Access
General
1 23 (32.86%) Finance
2 8 (11.43%) Manufacturing
3 4 (5.71%) Retail
4 2 (2.86%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.43%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.43%) Legal
5 1 (1.43%) Local Government
5 1 (1.43%) Banking
Job Titles
1 25 (35.71%) Project Manager
2 8 (11.43%) PMO Manager
3 6 (8.57%) Project Officer
4 5 (7.14%) Data Centre Project Manager
5 4 (5.71%) PMO Lead
5 4 (5.71%) Planning Manager
5 4 (5.71%) Project Support Officer
6 3 (4.29%) IT Project Manager
6 3 (4.29%) Data Centre Manager
6 3 (4.29%) Analyst
6 3 (4.29%) Administrator
6 3 (4.29%) Coordinator
6 3 (4.29%) Project Coordinator
6 3 (4.29%) Project Administrator
6 3 (4.29%) SAP Manager
6 3 (4.29%) PMO Analyst
7 2 (2.86%) Project Management Officer
7 2 (2.86%) PMO Consultant
7 2 (2.86%) Senior Project Manager
7 2 (2.86%) Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 9 (12.86%) Life Science
2 7 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (5.71%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.86%) FMCG
4 2 (2.86%) Statistics
5 1 (1.43%) DTV
5 1 (1.43%) Clustering
5 1 (1.43%) STB
5 1 (1.43%) CCTV
5 1 (1.43%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.86%) Windows XP
1 2 (2.86%) Windows
1 2 (2.86%) Windows 2000
2 1 (1.43%) Windows NT
2 1 (1.43%) Windows Vista
2 1 (1.43%) Windows 7
2 1 (1.43%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (48.57%) PRINCE2
2 33 (47.14%) Project Management
3 16 (22.86%) Programme Management
4 13 (18.57%) Change Control
5 11 (15.71%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 8 (11.43%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (11.43%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (8.57%) Waterfall
7 6 (8.57%) Line Management
8 5 (7.14%) Migration
8 5 (7.14%) Change Management
8 5 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
9 4 (5.71%) Information Management
10 3 (4.29%) Time Management
10 3 (4.29%) Service Management
11 2 (2.86%) ERP
11 2 (2.86%) Risk Management
11 2 (2.86%) ITIL
11 2 (2.86%) Scrum
11 2 (2.86%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.43%) SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (18.57%) Degree
2 11 (15.71%) VCP4
3 3 (4.29%) Security Cleared
4 2 (2.86%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (1.43%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (1.43%) BC Cleared
5 1 (1.43%) MCP
5 1 (1.43%) MCSE
5 1 (1.43%) CCNA
5 1 (1.43%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.43%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.43%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.57%) P3O
2 2 (2.86%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.43%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 22 (31.43%) Microsoft
2 5 (7.14%) Citrix
3 4 (5.71%) Cisco
4 3 (4.29%) SAP
5 2 (2.86%) EPiServer
5 2 (2.86%) hybris
6 1 (1.43%) Oracle
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