The table below looks at the statistics 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 24 November 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
24 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Project
Rank 31 32 28
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -4
Contract jobs citing MS Project 4 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 1.51% 0.90% 0.54%
As % of the Applications category 11.76% 7.41% 3.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 1
Average daily rate
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£225 £185 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.62% -39.83%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £351 £335
% change year-on-year
-0.14% +4.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £25.25 £18.80
% change year-on-year
+38.61% +34.29%
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 Merseyside region.

Applications Category
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
34 27 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 12.83% 12.16% 14.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 12 10
Average daily rate £239 £198 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.88% -45.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £100 £129 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £375 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 7
Average hourly rate £11.00 £21.50 £12.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-48.83% +75.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.60 £20.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.80 £129.40 £18.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.93 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+2.98% -3.33%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Merseyside

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Project across the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 24 November 2014.

MS Project Daily Rate Histogram 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
Contract Job Locations in Merseyside

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 Merseyside region over the 3 months to 24 November 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
Liverpool -1 2 £200 +8.10%
MS Project
North West

MS Project
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 7 (70.00%) MS Excel
2 5 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (40.00%) MS Project Server
3 4 (40.00%) SharePoint 2010
3 4 (40.00%) SQL Server
3 4 (40.00%) MS Office
3 4 (40.00%) SharePoint
4 3 (30.00%) PRINCE2
4 3 (30.00%) Project Management
5 2 (20.00%) Active Directory
5 2 (20.00%) Windows
5 2 (20.00%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (20.00%) Change Management
5 2 (20.00%) Validation
5 2 (20.00%) Migration
6 1 (10.00%) Finance
6 1 (10.00%) TOWER Software
6 1 (10.00%) VMware
6 1 (10.00%) VMware ESX
6 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
6 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
6 1 (10.00%) iPhone
6 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (10.00%) Hyper-V
6 1 (10.00%) iPad
6 1 (10.00%) Line Management
6 1 (10.00%) IBM Notes
6 1 (10.00%) IIS
6 1 (10.00%) Adobe

MS Project
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 24 November 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.

Application Platforms
1 4 (40.00%) SharePoint
1 4 (40.00%) MS Project Server
1 4 (40.00%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (10.00%) IIS
2 1 (10.00%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 7 (70.00%) MS Excel
2 4 (40.00%) MS Office
3 2 (20.00%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (10.00%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) LAN
1 1 (10.00%) DHCP
1 1 (10.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (10.00%) DNS
1 1 (10.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (40.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Dreamweaver
General
1 1 (10.00%) Pharmaceutical
1 1 (10.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Analyst
1 3 (30.00%) Project Manager
2 2 (20.00%) Change Manager
2 2 (20.00%) Server Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Project Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Desktop Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Server Administrator
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Server Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Project Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) NHS Project Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Desktop Support Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Project Administrator
3 1 (10.00%) Desktop Support
3 1 (10.00%) Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Support Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Administrator
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) NHS
1 1 (10.00%) iPhone
1 1 (10.00%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) Windows
2 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (30.00%) PRINCE2
2 3 (30.00%) Project Management
3 2 (20.00%) Change Management
3 2 (20.00%) Validation
3 2 (20.00%) Migration
4 1 (10.00%) PRINCE
4 1 (10.00%) Line Management
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 1 (10.00%) PMP
1 1 (10.00%) PMI Certification
1 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (10.00%) VMware ESX
2 1 (10.00%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 5 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (10.00%) Adobe
2 1 (10.00%) Pegasus
2 1 (10.00%) Lotus
2 1 (10.00%) TOWER Software
2 1 (10.00%) VMware