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 30 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Project
Rank - 37 -
Contract jobs citing MS Project 0 5 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside - 1.32% -
As % of the Applications category - 7.81% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Average daily rate - £200 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £366 £365
% change year-on-year
-4.43% +0.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £22.50 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+40.00% -21.05%
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
24 64 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 7.62% 16.93% 12.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 17 10
Average daily rate £325 £325 £78
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +319.35%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £303
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +7.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 9 3
Average hourly rate £11.83 £13.00 £14.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.03% -11.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.89 £12.67 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.77 £17.12 £22.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+13.79% -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
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 6 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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%) PRINCE2
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Project Management
1 1 (100.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Waterfall

MS Project
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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.

Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Project Manager
1 1 (100.00%) IT Manager
1 1 (100.00%) IT Project Manager
1 1 (100.00%) Project Manager
1 1 (100.00%) Transformation Manager
1 1 (100.00%) Transformation Project Manager
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) PRINCE2
1 1 (100.00%) Project Management
1 1 (100.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (100.00%) Waterfall
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft