The first table below looks at the demand for MS Project skills in IT contracts advertised for the Merseyside 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 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Applications category for the Merseyside region.

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 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Project
Rank - 26 26
Contract jobs citing MS Project 0 7 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside - 3.40% 4.41%
As % of the Applications category - 14.58% 27.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 8
Average daily rate - £500 £332
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +50.61%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £336 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.80% -3.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £13.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £32.75 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-12.97% -9.02%
Applications Category
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
24 48 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 12.57% 23.30% 15.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 28 17
Average daily rate £78 £248 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-68.68% -21.03%
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £301 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.99% +0.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 16
Average hourly rate £14.75 £17.61 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.24% +25.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £11.08 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.30 £59.25 £15.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -8.82%
MS Project
North West

MS Project
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

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

MS Project Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

MS Project
Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

MS Project Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

MS Project
Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

MS Project Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

MS Project
Top 14 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside 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 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (100.00%) Data Mining
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Project Management
1 1 (100.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (100.00%) Data Management
1 1 (100.00%) Information Management
1 1 (100.00%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (100.00%) Performance Management

MS Project
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside 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.

Applications
1 1 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (100.00%) MS PowerPoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) Data Mining
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Project Management
1 1 (100.00%) Data Management
1 1 (100.00%) Information Management
1 1 (100.00%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft