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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Project
Rank 64 58 73
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +15
Contract jobs citing MS Project 87 80 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.37% 2.65% 2.17%
As % of the Applications category 20.42% 19.23% 15.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 46 30
Average daily rate
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£350 £410 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.63% -3.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £313 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £608 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +7.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 3
Average hourly rate £29.45 £43.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.29% +74.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.83 £43.50 £15.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.40 £43.50 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.06 £19.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+26.63% -42.42%
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
426 416 327
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 11.61% 13.76% 13.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 183 184 124
Average daily rate £328 £325 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.92% +10.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £177 £135 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £550 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £303 £305
% change year-on-year
+7.43% -0.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 62 51
Average hourly rate £15.00 £17.75 £19.52
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.49% -9.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.06
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.23 £28.75 £101.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.75 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-7.93% +1.61%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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
Manchester -1 48 £400 -2.43% 6
Cheshire -22 11 £213 -63.04% 3
Lancashire +6 10 £323 -1.96% 1
Merseyside - 8 - -
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England

MS Project
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 91 (52.60%) Project Management
2 85 (49.13%) MS Excel
3 79 (45.66%) Finance
4 76 (43.93%) MS PowerPoint
5 72 (41.62%) PRINCE2
6 42 (24.28%) Microsoft
7 39 (22.54%) Programme Management
8 38 (21.97%) MS Office
9 32 (18.50%) Degree
10 29 (16.76%) MS Visio
10 29 (16.76%) Stakeholder Management
11 22 (12.72%) Stakeholder Engagement
12 20 (11.56%) Manufacturing
13 19 (10.98%) ITIL
14 17 (9.83%) Change Control
15 16 (9.25%) Analytical Skills
15 16 (9.25%) Change Management
16 15 (8.67%) Telecoms
16 15 (8.67%) SharePoint
17 14 (8.09%) Service Delivery
17 14 (8.09%) Life Science
18 13 (7.51%) Oracle
18 13 (7.51%) Business Intelligence
19 12 (6.94%) SAP
19 12 (6.94%) Service Management
20 11 (6.36%) Retail
20 11 (6.36%) Agile Software Development
21 10 (5.78%) Management Information System
21 10 (5.78%) Migration
21 10 (5.78%) Local Government

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 (8.67%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.16%) IIS
2 2 (1.16%) MS Project Server
3 1 (0.58%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (0.58%) Confluence
3 1 (0.58%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 85 (49.13%) MS Excel
2 76 (43.93%) MS PowerPoint
3 38 (21.97%) MS Office
4 29 (16.76%) MS Visio
5 6 (3.47%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (3.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (1.16%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.58%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.58%) SAP R/3
Communications & Networking
1 8 (4.62%) SAN
2 5 (2.89%) 4G
3 3 (1.73%) Firewall
4 2 (1.16%) Wireless
4 2 (1.16%) GSM
4 2 (1.16%) WAN
4 2 (1.16%) DHCP
4 2 (1.16%) TCP/IP
4 2 (1.16%) DNS
4 2 (1.16%) MPLS
4 2 (1.16%) DMZ
5 1 (0.58%) Unified Communications
5 1 (0.58%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.16%) MS Access
1 2 (1.16%) Oracle BI EE
2 1 (0.58%) Oracle Database
2 1 (0.58%) SAP BW
2 1 (0.58%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (0.58%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.58%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 2 (1.16%) JIRA
General
1 79 (45.66%) Finance
2 20 (11.56%) Manufacturing
3 15 (8.67%) Telecoms
4 11 (6.36%) Retail
5 10 (5.78%) Local Government
6 7 (4.05%) Banking
7 6 (3.47%) Electronics
7 6 (3.47%) Marketing
8 3 (1.73%) Financial Institution
8 3 (1.73%) Legal
9 2 (1.16%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.58%) Back Office
10 1 (0.58%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 62 (35.84%) Project Manager
2 17 (9.83%) Analyst
3 13 (7.51%) Project Officer
4 12 (6.94%) Coordinator
4 12 (6.94%) PMO Lead
5 10 (5.78%) Project Coordinator
6 8 (4.62%) Junior Project Manager
6 8 (4.62%) Junior
6 8 (4.62%) PMO Manager
7 7 (4.05%) Project Support Officer
8 6 (3.47%) IT Project Manager
8 6 (3.47%) Project Planner
8 6 (3.47%) Telecoms Project Manager
8 6 (3.47%) PMO Analyst
8 6 (3.47%) Data Centre Project Manager
9 5 (2.89%) Project Management Officer
9 5 (2.89%) Business Analyst
9 5 (2.89%) Project Analyst
9 5 (2.89%) Project Administrator
9 5 (2.89%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.58%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 16 (9.25%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (8.09%) Life Science
3 10 (5.78%) Management Information System
4 6 (3.47%) DTV
5 3 (1.73%) Derivative
6 2 (1.16%) PMI
6 2 (1.16%) FMCG
7 1 (0.58%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.58%) Mobile Banking
7 1 (0.58%) Clustering
7 1 (0.58%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 2 (1.16%) Windows
1 2 (1.16%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (1.16%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (52.60%) Project Management
2 72 (41.62%) PRINCE2
3 39 (22.54%) Programme Management
4 29 (16.76%) Stakeholder Management
5 22 (12.72%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 19 (10.98%) ITIL
7 17 (9.83%) Change Control
8 16 (9.25%) Change Management
9 14 (8.09%) Service Delivery
10 13 (7.51%) Business Intelligence
11 12 (6.94%) Service Management
12 11 (6.36%) Agile Software Development
13 10 (5.78%) Migration
14 9 (5.20%) Matrix Management
14 9 (5.20%) Coaching
14 9 (5.20%) Software Delivery
14 9 (5.20%) Risk Management
15 8 (4.62%) Knowledge Management
15 8 (4.62%) User Acceptance Testing
15 8 (4.62%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 5 (2.89%) SQL
2 4 (2.31%) VBA
3 1 (0.58%) Java
3 1 (0.58%) VB
Qualifications
1 32 (18.50%) Degree
2 10 (5.78%) Security Cleared
3 6 (3.47%) PMI Certification
4 4 (2.31%) PMP
4 4 (2.31%) SC Cleared
4 4 (2.31%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 3 (1.73%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 3 (1.73%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (1.16%) Six Sigma Green Belt
7 1 (0.58%) CAPM
7 1 (0.58%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.47%) P3O
2 5 (2.89%) SLA
3 4 (2.31%) QA
4 1 (0.58%) GMP
System Software
1 2 (1.16%) VMware ESX
1 2 (1.16%) Active Directory
1 2 (1.16%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (0.58%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 42 (24.28%) Microsoft
2 13 (7.51%) Oracle
3 12 (6.94%) SAP
4 6 (3.47%) Citrix
5 5 (2.89%) Remedy
6 4 (2.31%) Cisco
7 2 (1.16%) VMware
7 2 (1.16%) NEC
7 2 (1.16%) HP
8 1 (0.58%) ServiceNow
8 1 (0.58%) Business Objects
8 1 (0.58%) BT
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