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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Project over the 3 months to 24 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Project
England / North West
Rank 109 122 69
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -53
Contract jobs citing MS Project 27 37 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.02% 0.97% 2.28%
As % of the Applications category 10.15% 11.21% 20.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 19 45
Median daily rate £465 £320 £351
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.31% -8.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £282 £174 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £633 £474 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
-3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 8
Median hourly rate £42.48 £40.00 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.18% +63.26%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.24 £40.00 £20.35
% change year-on-year
+3.09% +96.60%

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
266 330 378
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 10.09% 8.64% 11.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 135 162 206
Median daily rate £330 £300 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £113 £175 £138
10% offered a daily rate of more than £479 £450 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 56 63
Median hourly rate £16.25 £20.00 £14.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% +35.59%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.29 £10.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.65 £40.00 £48.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £16.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-12.12% +13.79%

MS Project
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing MS Project as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 24 February 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MS Project within the North West region over the 3 months to 24 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +2 13 £350 +3.70% 11
Cheshire +25 7 £619 +141.46%
Merseyside +1 6 £498 - 2
MS Project
England

MS Project
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing MS Project also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for MS Project.

1 30 (63.83%) Project Management
2 22 (46.81%) MS Excel
3 18 (38.30%) Finance
4 14 (29.79%) Microsoft
5 12 (25.53%) MS Visio
5 12 (25.53%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (21.28%) MS PowerPoint
6 10 (21.28%) PRINCE2
7 9 (19.15%) MS Office
7 9 (19.15%) Banking
8 7 (14.89%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 7 (14.89%) Stakeholder Management
8 7 (14.89%) Analytical Skills
9 6 (12.77%) ITIL
9 6 (12.77%) Degree
10 5 (10.64%) SharePoint
10 5 (10.64%) Waterfall
10 5 (10.64%) Process Improvement
11 4 (8.51%) Change Control
11 4 (8.51%) Continuous Improvement
11 4 (8.51%) Network Management
11 4 (8.51%) SaaS
11 4 (8.51%) SAP HR
11 4 (8.51%) SAP
11 4 (8.51%) SDH
11 4 (8.51%) QA
11 4 (8.51%) Project Planning
11 4 (8.51%) Time Management
11 4 (8.51%) Billing
12 3 (6.38%) Retail

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 5 (10.64%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.13%) MS Project Server
2 1 (2.13%) SAP Portal
Applications
1 22 (46.81%) MS Excel
2 12 (25.53%) MS Visio
3 10 (21.28%) MS PowerPoint
4 9 (19.15%) MS Office
5 3 (6.38%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (8.51%) SAP HR
2 3 (6.38%) SAP ERP
2 3 (6.38%) SAP GRC
3 2 (4.26%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (4.26%) SAP BPC
4 1 (2.13%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.51%) SaaS
2 3 (6.38%) SuccessFactors
3 2 (4.26%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.51%) SDH
2 1 (2.13%) Anycast
2 1 (2.13%) BIG-IP
2 1 (2.13%) DNS
2 1 (2.13%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 1 (2.13%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 1 (2.13%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.38%) SAP BW
2 1 (2.13%) EDMS
2 1 (2.13%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 1 (2.13%) JIRA
General
1 18 (38.30%) Finance
2 9 (19.15%) Banking
3 4 (8.51%) Billing
4 3 (6.38%) Retail
5 2 (4.26%) Back Office
5 2 (4.26%) Legal
5 2 (4.26%) Retail Banking
6 1 (2.13%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 14 (29.79%) Project Manager
2 5 (10.64%) Analyst
3 4 (8.51%) Programme Manager
3 4 (8.51%) Project Engineer
4 3 (6.38%) Architect
4 3 (6.38%) PMO Analyst
4 3 (6.38%) Programme Planner
4 3 (6.38%) SAP Architect
4 3 (6.38%) SAP Solutions Architect
4 3 (6.38%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (4.26%) Agile Project Manager
5 2 (4.26%) CRM Manager
5 2 (4.26%) Design Engineer
5 2 (4.26%) ERP Architect
5 2 (4.26%) Implementation Engineer
5 2 (4.26%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 2 (4.26%) IT Manager
5 2 (4.26%) IT Project Manager
5 2 (4.26%) SAP BPC Architect
5 2 (4.26%) Technical Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.89%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.38%) Computer Science
3 2 (4.26%) Management Information System
3 2 (4.26%) PMI
4 1 (2.13%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.13%) Freedom of Information
4 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Licensing
4 1 (2.13%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.38%) Unix
2 2 (4.26%) Linux
2 2 (4.26%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (63.83%) Project Management
2 12 (25.53%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (21.28%) PRINCE2
4 7 (14.89%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (12.77%) ITIL
6 5 (10.64%) Process Improvement
6 5 (10.64%) Waterfall
7 4 (8.51%) Change Control
7 4 (8.51%) Continuous Improvement
7 4 (8.51%) Network Management
7 4 (8.51%) Project Planning
7 4 (8.51%) Time Management
8 3 (6.38%) Business Intelligence
8 3 (6.38%) CRM
8 3 (6.38%) ERP
8 3 (6.38%) Migration
8 3 (6.38%) SAP Implementation
8 3 (6.38%) Supplier Management
9 2 (4.26%) E-Commerce
9 2 (4.26%) PRINCE
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.26%) VBA
2 1 (2.13%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (14.89%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 6 (12.77%) Degree
3 3 (6.38%) PMI Certification
3 3 (6.38%) Security Cleared
4 2 (4.26%) SC Cleared
5 1 (2.13%) APMP
5 1 (2.13%) CCIE
5 1 (2.13%) CCNA
5 1 (2.13%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (2.13%) MCSE
5 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (2.13%) PMP
5 1 (2.13%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (2.13%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.51%) QA
2 1 (2.13%) GDPR
System Software
1 1 (2.13%) Hyper-V
1 1 (2.13%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 14 (29.79%) Microsoft
2 4 (8.51%) SAP
3 3 (6.38%) Ariba
3 3 (6.38%) Concur
4 2 (4.26%) Nokia
4 2 (4.26%) Oracle
5 1 (2.13%) CA Agile Central
5 1 (2.13%) Cisco
5 1 (2.13%) Citrix
5 1 (2.13%) Cognos
5 1 (2.13%) F5
5 1 (2.13%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (2.13%) VMware
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