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 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Project
Rank 35 26 25
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -1
Contract jobs citing MS Project 1 1 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 0.35% 0.53% 3.06%
As % of the Applications category 4.76% 3.85% 21.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 6
Average daily rate
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£100 - £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £335
% change year-on-year
- +11.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.35 £21.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year
-3.11% -37.31%
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
21 26 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 7.39% 13.68% 14.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 8 13
Average daily rate £200 £230 £465
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.04% -50.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £100 £125 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £375 £571
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 7
Average hourly rate £15.50 £19.50 £12.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.51% +59.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £14.31 £11.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £82.90 £12.28
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -

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
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 30 January 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
Liverpool -7 1 £100 -
MS Project
North West

MS Project
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 3 (75.00%) PRINCE2
2 2 (50.00%) MS Office
2 2 (50.00%) Migration
2 2 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (25.00%) PMP
3 1 (25.00%) PMI Certification
3 1 (25.00%) SAN
3 1 (25.00%) Pegasus
3 1 (25.00%) Lotus
3 1 (25.00%) NHS
3 1 (25.00%) PRINCE
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (25.00%) Project Management
3 1 (25.00%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (25.00%) IBM Notes
3 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (25.00%) MS Visio
3 1 (25.00%) LAN
3 1 (25.00%) DHCP
3 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (25.00%) Dreamweaver
3 1 (25.00%) DNS
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (25.00%) Adobe
3 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (25.00%) TOWER Software
3 1 (25.00%) VMware
3 1 (25.00%) VMware ESX

MS Project
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 1 (25.00%) IBM Notes
1 1 (25.00%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (50.00%) MS Office
2 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (25.00%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) SAN
1 1 (25.00%) LAN
1 1 (25.00%) DHCP
1 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (25.00%) DNS
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Dreamweaver
General
1 1 (25.00%) Pharmaceutical
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Project Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Desktop Support Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Desktop Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) NHS Project Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Desktop Support
2 1 (25.00%) Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) NHS
1 1 (25.00%) iPhone
1 1 (25.00%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) PRINCE2
2 2 (50.00%) Migration
3 1 (25.00%) PRINCE
3 1 (25.00%) Project Management
3 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 1 (25.00%) PMP
1 1 (25.00%) PMI Certification
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (25.00%) VMware ESX
2 1 (25.00%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Pegasus
1 1 (25.00%) Lotus
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (25.00%) Adobe
1 1 (25.00%) TOWER Software
1 1 (25.00%) VMware