The table below looks at the statistics for MS Project skills in IT contracts advertised for the North East 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 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Project
Rank 42 41 30
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -11
Contract jobs citing MS Project 15 4 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 2.42% 1.03% 2.54%
As % of the Applications category 17.05% 9.52% 15.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 2 6
Average daily rate
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£426 £250 £302
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+70.50% -17.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £383 £250 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £490 £342
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
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the North East region.

Applications Category
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
88 42 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 14.22% 10.82% 16.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 15 25
Average daily rate £416 £289 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+44.15% +28.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £220 £122
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £304
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 6 12
Average hourly rate £15.65 £13.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.92% -61.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.85 £12.60 £10.33
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.65 £25.20 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -

MS Project
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

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

MS Project Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

MS Project
Daily Rate Trend in the North East

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

MS Project Daily Rate Trend in the North East

MS Project
Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Project across the North East region over the 3 months to 28 January 2015.

MS Project Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

MS Project
Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

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

MS Project Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

MS Project
Contract Job Locations in the North East

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 North East region over the 3 months to 28 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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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
Tyne and Wear -1 11 £426 +70.50%
Durham - 2 £350 - 2
MS Project
England

MS Project
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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 16 (80.00%) Project Management
2 12 (60.00%) PRINCE2
3 11 (55.00%) Microsoft
4 10 (50.00%) Security Cleared
5 7 (35.00%) Change Control
5 7 (35.00%) MS Excel
6 6 (30.00%) MS Office
6 6 (30.00%) Finance
6 6 (30.00%) SC Cleared
6 6 (30.00%) Economics
7 5 (25.00%) MS PowerPoint
7 5 (25.00%) MS Visio
8 4 (20.00%) Billing
8 4 (20.00%) Service Management
9 3 (15.00%) ITIL
9 3 (15.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 3 (15.00%) PRINCE
9 3 (15.00%) ITIL V3
10 2 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
10 2 (10.00%) Primavera
10 2 (10.00%) SharePoint
10 2 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
10 2 (10.00%) Programme Management
11 1 (5.00%) Budget Control
11 1 (5.00%) P3O
11 1 (5.00%) Coaching
11 1 (5.00%) QA
11 1 (5.00%) Change Management
11 1 (5.00%) HP
11 1 (5.00%) ISEB

MS Project
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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 2 (10.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (35.00%) MS Excel
2 6 (30.00%) MS Office
3 5 (25.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 5 (25.00%) MS Visio
General
1 6 (30.00%) Finance
2 4 (20.00%) Billing
Job Titles
1 12 (60.00%) Project Manager
2 8 (40.00%) Service Manager
3 2 (10.00%) Project Planner
3 2 (10.00%) Analyst
3 2 (10.00%) Senior Manager
3 2 (10.00%) Senior Project Manager
3 2 (10.00%) PMO Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) PMO Lead
4 1 (5.00%) IT Project Manager
4 1 (5.00%) Programme Planner
Miscellaneous
1 6 (30.00%) Economics
2 2 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (80.00%) Project Management
2 12 (60.00%) PRINCE2
3 7 (35.00%) Change Control
4 4 (20.00%) Service Management
5 3 (15.00%) ITIL
5 3 (15.00%) PRINCE
5 3 (15.00%) ITIL V3
6 2 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (10.00%) Programme Management
7 1 (5.00%) Budget Control
7 1 (5.00%) Coaching
7 1 (5.00%) Change Management
Qualifications
1 10 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 6 (30.00%) SC Cleared
3 3 (15.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (5.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) P3O
1 1 (5.00%) QA
Vendors
1 11 (55.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (10.00%) Primavera
3 1 (5.00%) HP