The table below looks at the statistics for MS Project skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Project over the 3 months to 27 April 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
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Project
Rank 54 78 57
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -21
Contract jobs citing MS Project 109 56 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.81% 1.83% 2.52%
As % of the Applications category 23.00% 14.07% 18.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 35 35
Average daily rate
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£350 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £265 £166
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £575 £515
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £363 £338
% change year-on-year
-0.75% +7.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 2 2
Average hourly rate £27.50 £39.25 £19.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.93% +103.89%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £27.00 £32.75
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -17.55%
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 West region.

Applications Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
474 398 338
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 12.22% 12.98% 13.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 205 177 134
Average daily rate £325 £325 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +18.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £122 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £503 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £305 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.55% +1.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 49 50
Average hourly rate £14.75 £15.50 £18.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.83% -15.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.01 £10.80 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.75 £38.40 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -3.22%

MS Project
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

MS Project Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

MS Project
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

MS Project Daily Rate Trend in the North West

MS Project
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Project across the North West region over the 3 months to 27 April 2015.

MS Project Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

MS Project
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

MS Project Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

MS Project
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 West region over the 3 months to 27 April 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
Manchester +22 63 £400 - 11
Cheshire -4 22 £318 -14.18% 4
Lancashire +6 8 £323 -31.01% 1
Merseyside - 5 £200 -
MS Project
England

MS Project
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 85 (50.90%) MS Excel
1 85 (50.90%) Project Management
2 71 (42.51%) PRINCE2
3 70 (41.92%) MS PowerPoint
4 69 (41.32%) Finance
5 48 (28.74%) Microsoft
6 38 (22.75%) MS Office
7 35 (20.96%) Programme Management
8 33 (19.76%) MS Visio
9 31 (18.56%) Degree
10 29 (17.37%) Stakeholder Management
11 22 (13.17%) Stakeholder Engagement
12 19 (11.38%) Manufacturing
12 19 (11.38%) ITIL
13 17 (10.18%) Telecoms
13 17 (10.18%) Analytical Skills
14 16 (9.58%) Change Control
15 15 (8.98%) SharePoint
16 14 (8.38%) Change Management
17 13 (7.78%) Agile Software Development
17 13 (7.78%) Business Intelligence
17 13 (7.78%) Oracle
17 13 (7.78%) Security Cleared
17 13 (7.78%) Life Science
18 12 (7.19%) SAP
19 11 (6.59%) Retail
19 11 (6.59%) Service Delivery
20 10 (5.99%) Management Information System
20 10 (5.99%) Project Planning
20 10 (5.99%) Local Government

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

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 15 (8.98%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.20%) MS Project Server
3 1 (0.60%) Confluence
3 1 (0.60%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (0.60%) NetWeaver
3 1 (0.60%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 85 (50.90%) MS Excel
2 70 (41.92%) MS PowerPoint
3 38 (22.75%) MS Office
4 33 (19.76%) MS Visio
5 5 (2.99%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (3.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (1.20%) Tridion
2 2 (1.20%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.60%) SAP R/3
3 1 (0.60%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.59%) SAN
2 5 (2.99%) 4G
3 3 (1.80%) Firewall
3 3 (1.80%) LAN
3 3 (1.80%) WAN
4 2 (1.20%) DMZ
4 2 (1.20%) MPLS
4 2 (1.20%) Wireless
4 2 (1.20%) GSM
5 1 (0.60%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.20%) MS Access
1 2 (1.20%) Oracle BI EE
2 1 (0.60%) Oracle Database
2 1 (0.60%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.60%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (0.60%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (0.60%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 4 (2.40%) JIRA
2 2 (1.20%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (0.60%) Dreamweaver
General
1 69 (41.32%) Finance
2 19 (11.38%) Manufacturing
3 17 (10.18%) Telecoms
4 11 (6.59%) Retail
5 10 (5.99%) Local Government
6 7 (4.19%) Banking
7 6 (3.59%) Electronics
7 6 (3.59%) Marketing
8 3 (1.80%) Financial Institution
8 3 (1.80%) Legal
9 2 (1.20%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.60%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.60%) Back Office
10 1 (0.60%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 62 (37.13%) Project Manager
2 14 (8.38%) Analyst
3 13 (7.78%) Project Officer
4 12 (7.19%) Coordinator
5 10 (5.99%) Project Coordinator
6 9 (5.39%) PMO Lead
7 8 (4.79%) PMO Manager
7 8 (4.79%) Junior Project Manager
7 8 (4.79%) Junior
8 7 (4.19%) Project Support Officer
9 6 (3.59%) IT Project Manager
9 6 (3.59%) Data Centre Project Manager
10 5 (2.99%) Telecoms Project Manager
10 5 (2.99%) PMO Analyst
10 5 (2.99%) Project Management Officer
10 5 (2.99%) PMO Consultant
10 5 (2.99%) Project Administrator
10 5 (2.99%) Project Planner
10 5 (2.99%) Administrator
10 5 (2.99%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.60%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 17 (10.18%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (7.78%) Life Science
3 10 (5.99%) Management Information System
4 6 (3.59%) DTV
5 3 (1.80%) Derivative
6 2 (1.20%) Statistics
6 2 (1.20%) Mainframe
6 2 (1.20%) FMCG
7 1 (0.60%) iPhone
7 1 (0.60%) iPad
7 1 (0.60%) Mobile Banking
7 1 (0.60%) PMI
7 1 (0.60%) NHS
7 1 (0.60%) Clustering
7 1 (0.60%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 1 (0.60%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (50.90%) Project Management
2 71 (42.51%) PRINCE2
3 35 (20.96%) Programme Management
4 29 (17.37%) Stakeholder Management
5 22 (13.17%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 19 (11.38%) ITIL
7 16 (9.58%) Change Control
8 14 (8.38%) Change Management
9 13 (7.78%) Business Intelligence
9 13 (7.78%) Agile Software Development
10 11 (6.59%) Service Delivery
11 10 (5.99%) Project Planning
12 9 (5.39%) Matrix Management
12 9 (5.39%) Service Management
12 9 (5.39%) Quality Management
12 9 (5.39%) Risk Management
12 9 (5.39%) Coaching
12 9 (5.39%) Software Delivery
13 8 (4.79%) Waterfall
13 8 (4.79%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (2.99%) SQL
2 4 (2.40%) VBA
3 1 (0.60%) Java
3 1 (0.60%) VB
Qualifications
1 31 (18.56%) Degree
2 13 (7.78%) Security Cleared
3 5 (2.99%) SC Cleared
4 4 (2.40%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 4 (2.40%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 3 (1.80%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (1.80%) PMI Certification
6 2 (1.20%) PMP
6 2 (1.20%) Six Sigma Green Belt
7 1 (0.60%) APMP
7 1 (0.60%) CAPM
7 1 (0.60%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.59%) P3O
2 5 (2.99%) SLA
3 4 (2.40%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.60%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (1.20%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.60%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 48 (28.74%) Microsoft
2 13 (7.78%) Oracle
3 12 (7.19%) SAP
4 6 (3.59%) Citrix
5 4 (2.40%) Cisco
6 3 (1.80%) Remedy
7 2 (1.20%) NEC
7 2 (1.20%) EPiServer
7 2 (1.20%) hybris
7 2 (1.20%) HP
8 1 (0.60%) TOWER Software
8 1 (0.60%) BT
8 1 (0.60%) Business Objects
8 1 (0.60%) Lotus
8 1 (0.60%) Adobe
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