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 February 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 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Project
Rank 54 102 65
Rank change year-on-year
+48 -37
Contract jobs citing MS Project 103 29 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 3.00% 1.06% 2.24%
As % of the Applications category 24.29% 8.87% 17.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 14 34
Average daily rate
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£395 £340 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.26% +6.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £263 £128
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £428 £518
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £335
% change year-on-year
- +11.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 4 2
Average hourly rate £27.50 £40.50 £20.13
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.09% +101.24%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £35.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year
-37.14% +4.47%
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
424 327 308
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 12.36% 11.96% 13.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 222 113 124
Average daily rate £300 £253 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.69% -2.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £120 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £380 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 69 56 47
Average hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £15.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +4.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.01 £11.00 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.63 £43.50 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.00

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 February 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 February 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 +34 57 £425 +13.33% 16
Cheshire +11 25 £350 +5.66% 1
Lancashire - 5 £275 -
Merseyside - 2 £200 -
MS Project
England

MS Project
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 76 (52.41%) MS Excel
2 68 (46.90%) Project Management
3 61 (42.07%) PRINCE2
4 57 (39.31%) Finance
5 56 (38.62%) MS PowerPoint
6 50 (34.48%) Microsoft
7 36 (24.83%) MS Office
8 26 (17.93%) Programme Management
9 24 (16.55%) MS Visio
10 23 (15.86%) Degree
11 21 (14.48%) Stakeholder Management
12 17 (11.72%) Telecoms
12 17 (11.72%) Stakeholder Engagement
12 17 (11.72%) Analytical Skills
13 16 (11.03%) Change Control
14 14 (9.66%) VCP4
14 14 (9.66%) Manufacturing
15 12 (8.28%) Business Intelligence
15 12 (8.28%) ITIL
16 11 (7.59%) Agile Software Development
16 11 (7.59%) Migration
16 11 (7.59%) Project Planning
17 10 (6.90%) Local Government
17 10 (6.90%) Waterfall
17 10 (6.90%) SAP
18 9 (6.21%) SharePoint
18 9 (6.21%) Cisco
18 9 (6.21%) Life Science
18 9 (6.21%) Matrix Management
19 8 (5.52%) Security Cleared

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

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 9 (6.21%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.38%) MS Project Server
3 1 (0.69%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (0.69%) IIS
3 1 (0.69%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 76 (52.41%) MS Excel
2 56 (38.62%) MS PowerPoint
3 36 (24.83%) MS Office
4 24 (16.55%) MS Visio
5 3 (2.07%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (4.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (1.38%) Tridion
2 2 (1.38%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.69%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.83%) SAN
2 5 (3.45%) Firewall
3 4 (2.76%) LAN
3 4 (2.76%) 4G
4 3 (2.07%) DNS
5 2 (1.38%) DMZ
5 2 (1.38%) WAN
5 2 (1.38%) DHCP
5 2 (1.38%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.69%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.69%) VLAN
6 1 (0.69%) WAAS
6 1 (0.69%) Unified Communications
6 1 (0.69%) DVB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.69%) SQL Server
1 1 (0.69%) MS Access
1 1 (0.69%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (2.07%) JIRA
2 2 (1.38%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (0.69%) Dreamweaver
General
1 57 (39.31%) Finance
2 17 (11.72%) Telecoms
3 14 (9.66%) Manufacturing
4 10 (6.90%) Local Government
5 6 (4.14%) Marketing
5 6 (4.14%) Electronics
6 5 (3.45%) Retail
7 4 (2.76%) Banking
8 2 (1.38%) Legal
9 1 (0.69%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.69%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.69%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 64 (44.14%) Project Manager
2 11 (7.59%) Coordinator
3 10 (6.90%) Project Coordinator
3 10 (6.90%) Project Officer
4 8 (5.52%) PMO Manager
5 7 (4.83%) PMO Lead
5 7 (4.83%) Project Administrator
5 7 (4.83%) Administrator
6 6 (4.14%) Junior
6 6 (4.14%) Junior Project Manager
6 6 (4.14%) Data Centre Project Manager
6 6 (4.14%) Project Support Officer
7 5 (3.45%) PMO Consultant
7 5 (3.45%) IT Project Manager
7 5 (3.45%) Analyst
7 5 (3.45%) Consultant
8 4 (2.76%) Senior Manager
8 4 (2.76%) Project Planner
8 4 (2.76%) Senior Project Manager
8 4 (2.76%) Telecoms Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 17 (11.72%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (6.21%) Life Science
3 8 (5.52%) Management Information System
4 7 (4.83%) DTV
5 3 (2.07%) Statistics
6 2 (1.38%) FMCG
6 2 (1.38%) Mainframe
6 2 (1.38%) NHS
7 1 (0.69%) PMI
7 1 (0.69%) Clustering
7 1 (0.69%) STB
7 1 (0.69%) CCTV
7 1 (0.69%) Derivative
7 1 (0.69%) iPhone
7 1 (0.69%) iPad
7 1 (0.69%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (2.76%) Windows
2 2 (1.38%) Windows 2000
2 2 (1.38%) Windows XP
3 1 (0.69%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (0.69%) Windows Vista
3 1 (0.69%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (0.69%) Windows 7
3 1 (0.69%) Windows 8
3 1 (0.69%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (46.90%) Project Management
2 61 (42.07%) PRINCE2
3 26 (17.93%) Programme Management
4 21 (14.48%) Stakeholder Management
5 17 (11.72%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 16 (11.03%) Change Control
7 12 (8.28%) ITIL
7 12 (8.28%) Business Intelligence
8 11 (7.59%) Migration
8 11 (7.59%) Agile Software Development
8 11 (7.59%) Project Planning
9 10 (6.90%) Waterfall
10 9 (6.21%) Matrix Management
11 8 (5.52%) Quality Management
11 8 (5.52%) Change Management
12 7 (4.83%) User Acceptance Testing
12 7 (4.83%) Coaching
13 6 (4.14%) Line Management
13 6 (4.14%) Time Management
13 6 (4.14%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1 (0.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 23 (15.86%) Degree
2 14 (9.66%) VCP4
3 8 (5.52%) Security Cleared
4 5 (3.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 3 (2.07%) PMI Certification
5 3 (2.07%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 2 (1.38%) SC Cleared
6 2 (1.38%) PMP
7 1 (0.69%) Six Sigma Green Belt
7 1 (0.69%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.69%) MCP
7 1 (0.69%) MCSE
7 1 (0.69%) CCNA
7 1 (0.69%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.69%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.14%) P3O
2 4 (2.76%) SLA
3 2 (1.38%) QA
4 1 (0.69%) Solvency II
System Software
1 3 (2.07%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.69%) VMware ESX
2 1 (0.69%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (1.38%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.69%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 50 (34.48%) Microsoft
2 10 (6.90%) SAP
3 9 (6.21%) Cisco
4 7 (4.83%) Citrix
4 7 (4.83%) Oracle
5 2 (1.38%) EPiServer
5 2 (1.38%) hybris
5 2 (1.38%) NEC
6 1 (0.69%) TOWER Software
6 1 (0.69%) VMware
6 1 (0.69%) Pegasus
6 1 (0.69%) Lotus
6 1 (0.69%) Adobe
6 1 (0.69%) HP
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