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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Project
Rank 83 60 61
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +1
Contract jobs citing MS Project 23 27 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.24% 2.06% 1.67%
As % of the Applications category 11.06% 16.67% 13.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 20 9
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.87% +9.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £203 £333
10% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £590 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
-5.40% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £175.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £16.00 £31.56
% change year-on-year
+34.37% -49.29%
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
208 162 153
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 11.24% 12.38% 12.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 108 62
Average daily rate £325 £325 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £174 £175 £153
10% offered a daily rate of more than £436 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
- +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 14 27
Average hourly rate £12.75 £14.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.06% +7.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.28 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.95 £18.15 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.22 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-1.46% -1.79%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
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IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Altrincham +2 1 £390 -
MS Project
North West

MS Project
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 40 (63.49%) Finance
2 33 (52.38%) Project Management
3 24 (38.10%) PRINCE2
4 22 (34.92%) MS PowerPoint
5 21 (33.33%) MS Excel
6 14 (22.22%) MS Office
7 13 (20.63%) Stakeholder Management
8 12 (19.05%) Programme Management
9 11 (17.46%) Microsoft
10 10 (15.87%) Banking
11 9 (14.29%) Degree
12 8 (12.70%) Change Management
12 8 (12.70%) MS Visio
13 7 (11.11%) Service Management
14 6 (9.52%) Service Delivery
14 6 (9.52%) Retail
14 6 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
14 6 (9.52%) Manufacturing
14 6 (9.52%) Life Science
15 5 (7.94%) Spreadsheet
15 5 (7.94%) Agile Software Development
15 5 (7.94%) Resource Management
15 5 (7.94%) Stakeholder Engagement
15 5 (7.94%) Oracle
16 4 (6.35%) WAN
16 4 (6.35%) MPLS
16 4 (6.35%) Risk Management
16 4 (6.35%) Supplier Management
17 3 (4.76%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
17 3 (4.76%) Remedy ITSM

MS Project
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 3 (4.76%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.17%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (1.59%) NetWeaver
3 1 (1.59%) MS Project Server
3 1 (1.59%) Confluence
Applications
1 22 (34.92%) MS PowerPoint
2 21 (33.33%) MS Excel
3 14 (22.22%) MS Office
4 8 (12.70%) MS Visio
5 5 (7.94%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (4.76%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (1.59%) SAP R/3
2 1 (1.59%) CA PPM
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.35%) WAN
1 4 (6.35%) MPLS
2 1 (1.59%) NFC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.17%) Oracle BI EE
2 1 (1.59%) MS Access
2 1 (1.59%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 2 (3.17%) JIRA
General
1 40 (63.49%) Finance
2 10 (15.87%) Banking
3 6 (9.52%) Retail
3 6 (9.52%) Manufacturing
4 3 (4.76%) Telecoms
5 2 (3.17%) Law
5 2 (3.17%) Retail Banking
5 2 (3.17%) Marketing
6 1 (1.59%) Legal
6 1 (1.59%) Back Office
6 1 (1.59%) Multimedia
6 1 (1.59%) Billing
Job Titles
1 25 (39.68%) Project Manager
2 8 (12.70%) Analyst
2 8 (12.70%) PMO Lead
3 5 (7.94%) Coordinator
3 5 (7.94%) Project Coordinator
4 3 (4.76%) Business Analyst
4 3 (4.76%) Project Planner
4 3 (4.76%) Consultant
4 3 (4.76%) Oracle Analyst
5 2 (3.17%) Project Officer
5 2 (3.17%) PMO Analyst
5 2 (3.17%) PMO Consultant
5 2 (3.17%) Project Management Officer
5 2 (3.17%) Programme Planner
5 2 (3.17%) IT Project Manager
5 2 (3.17%) Functional Analyst
6 1 (1.59%) Marketing Manager
6 1 (1.59%) Transition Manager
6 1 (1.59%) Implementation Consultant
6 1 (1.59%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.59%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.52%) Life Science
1 6 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.76%) Data Centre
2 3 (4.76%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.17%) Derivative
4 1 (1.59%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.59%) IVR
4 1 (1.59%) Mobile Banking
4 1 (1.59%) User Experience
4 1 (1.59%) Smartcard
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (52.38%) Project Management
2 24 (38.10%) PRINCE2
3 13 (20.63%) Stakeholder Management
4 12 (19.05%) Programme Management
5 8 (12.70%) Change Management
6 7 (11.11%) Service Management
7 6 (9.52%) Service Delivery
8 5 (7.94%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (7.94%) Resource Management
8 5 (7.94%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 4 (6.35%) Supplier Management
9 4 (6.35%) Risk Management
10 3 (4.76%) ITSM
10 3 (4.76%) ITIL
10 3 (4.76%) Data Modelling
11 2 (3.17%) Business Intelligence
11 2 (3.17%) Quality Management
11 2 (3.17%) Scrum
11 2 (3.17%) Knowledge Management
11 2 (3.17%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.59%) Java
1 1 (1.59%) SQL
1 1 (1.59%) VB
Qualifications
1 9 (14.29%) Degree
2 3 (4.76%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 3 (4.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (1.59%) PMP
3 1 (1.59%) PMI Certification
3 1 (1.59%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.59%) GMP
1 1 (1.59%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.59%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 11 (17.46%) Microsoft
2 5 (7.94%) Oracle
3 3 (4.76%) SAP
3 3 (4.76%) Remedy
4 1 (1.59%) BT
4 1 (1.59%) Planview
4 1 (1.59%) ServiceNow
4 1 (1.59%) CA