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 1 July 2016 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
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Project
Rank 110 103 51
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -52
Contract jobs citing MS Project 49 50 94
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.31% 1.34% 3.06%
As % of the Applications category 14.50% 11.71% 21.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 20 49
Median daily rate £344 £338 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.85% -15.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £177 £324
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £490 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
-10.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 0
Median hourly rate £31.56 £31.40 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.50% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.50 £31.95 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-20.18% +77.50%
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
338 427 435
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 9.00% 11.48% 14.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 180 200 197
Median daily rate £338 £312 £328
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.34% -5.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £154 £160 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £463 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
- +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 47 53
Median hourly rate £20.50 £15.24 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.53% -10.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.90 £11.05 £9.27
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £45.09 £28.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £14.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+13.79% -6.45%

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 1 July 2016.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Project across the North West region over the 3 months to 1 July 2016.

MS Project Hourly Rate Histogram 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 1 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 0 27 £350 -6.66% 7
Cheshire -3 12 £300 +33.33% 2
Merseyside -4 4 £275 - 1
Cumbria - 4 - -
Lancashire -5 1 £550 +37.62%
MS Project
England

MS Project
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 July 2016, 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 41 (46.07%) Project Management
2 40 (44.94%) MS Excel
3 37 (41.57%) Finance
4 34 (38.20%) Microsoft
5 23 (25.84%) Stakeholder Management
6 19 (21.35%) Agile Software Development
6 19 (21.35%) PRINCE2
7 18 (20.22%) SharePoint
8 13 (14.61%) ERP
8 13 (14.61%) MS Visio
9 12 (13.48%) Banking
9 12 (13.48%) MS PowerPoint
9 12 (13.48%) Project Planning
10 11 (12.36%) PMI Certification
11 9 (10.11%) QA
11 9 (10.11%) Analytical Skills
11 9 (10.11%) Oracle
11 9 (10.11%) Change Management
12 8 (8.99%) Scrum
12 8 (8.99%) MS Office
12 8 (8.99%) VBA
12 8 (8.99%) Matrix Organization
13 7 (7.87%) Change Control
13 7 (7.87%) PMP
13 7 (7.87%) Programme Management
14 6 (6.74%) Workflow
14 6 (6.74%) CRM
14 6 (6.74%) Dashboard Development
15 5 (5.62%) SharePoint 2013
15 5 (5.62%) Stakeholder Engagement

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 18 (20.22%) SharePoint
2 5 (5.62%) SharePoint 2013
3 3 (3.37%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (2.25%) eRoom
5 1 (1.12%) MS Project Server
5 1 (1.12%) SAS
Applications
1 40 (44.94%) MS Excel
2 13 (14.61%) MS Visio
3 12 (13.48%) MS PowerPoint
4 8 (8.99%) MS Office
5 3 (3.37%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (1.12%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 3 (3.37%) Primavera
2 2 (2.25%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (2.25%) SAP PS
3 1 (1.12%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.12%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (1.12%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.37%) 4G
2 2 (2.25%) 2G
2 2 (2.25%) 3G
2 2 (2.25%) GSM
2 2 (2.25%) LTE
2 2 (2.25%) MPLS
2 2 (2.25%) Network Security
2 2 (2.25%) Radio Access Network
2 2 (2.25%) UMTS
3 1 (1.12%) Firewall
3 1 (1.12%) LAN
3 1 (1.12%) VoIP
3 1 (1.12%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.62%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (2.25%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (1.12%) TestDirector
General
1 37 (41.57%) Finance
2 12 (13.48%) Banking
3 3 (3.37%) Legal
4 2 (2.25%) Local Government
4 2 (2.25%) Marketing
4 2 (2.25%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.12%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.12%) French Language
5 1 (1.12%) German Language
5 1 (1.12%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.12%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.12%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.12%) Retail
Job Titles
1 33 (37.08%) Project Manager
2 16 (17.98%) Analyst
3 12 (13.48%) Project Planner
4 11 (12.36%) Programme Planner
5 10 (11.24%) PMO Analyst
6 6 (6.74%) SharePoint Analyst
6 6 (6.74%) Support Analyst
7 5 (5.62%) IT Manager
7 5 (5.62%) IT Project Manager
7 5 (5.62%) PMO Support Analyst
7 5 (5.62%) SharePoint Support
8 4 (4.49%) Programme Office Support
8 4 (4.49%) SharePoint Specialist
9 3 (3.37%) Consultant
9 3 (3.37%) Coordinator
9 3 (3.37%) Finance Manager
9 3 (3.37%) Finance Project Manager
10 2 (2.25%) Business Change Project Manager
10 2 (2.25%) PMO Lead
10 2 (2.25%) Resource Planner
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.12%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.11%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (4.49%) Management Information System
2 4 (4.49%) PMI
3 2 (2.25%) Credit Risk
3 2 (2.25%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.12%) CCTV
4 1 (1.12%) Digital Media
4 1 (1.12%) Private Cloud
4 1 (1.12%) Smart Meter
4 1 (1.12%) Smartphone
4 1 (1.12%) Social Media
4 1 (1.12%) Statistics
4 1 (1.12%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.25%) Windows
2 1 (1.12%) Android
2 1 (1.12%) Unix
2 1 (1.12%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (46.07%) Project Management
2 23 (25.84%) Stakeholder Management
3 19 (21.35%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (21.35%) PRINCE2
4 13 (14.61%) ERP
5 12 (13.48%) Project Planning
6 9 (10.11%) Change Management
7 8 (8.99%) Matrix Organization
7 8 (8.99%) Scrum
8 7 (7.87%) Change Control
8 7 (7.87%) Programme Management
9 6 (6.74%) CRM
9 6 (6.74%) Dashboard Development
9 6 (6.74%) Workflow
10 5 (5.62%) Risk Assessment
10 5 (5.62%) Risk Management
10 5 (5.62%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 4 (4.49%) Configuration Management
11 4 (4.49%) Resource Management
11 4 (4.49%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 8 (8.99%) VBA
2 5 (5.62%) SQL
3 2 (2.25%) C
3 2 (2.25%) VB
4 1 (1.12%) Java
4 1 (1.12%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.12%) PHP
Qualifications
1 11 (12.36%) PMI Certification
2 7 (7.87%) PMP
3 4 (4.49%) Degree
4 2 (2.25%) HND
4 2 (2.25%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 2 (2.25%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.12%) APMP
5 1 (1.12%) ISEB
5 1 (1.12%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.12%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.12%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (1.12%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.12%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (10.11%) QA
2 3 (3.37%) FATCA
3 1 (1.12%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.12%) Solvency II
System Software
1 1 (1.12%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.12%) UAG
1 1 (1.12%) Virtual Machines
1 1 (1.12%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (1.12%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 34 (38.20%) Microsoft
2 9 (10.11%) Oracle
3 5 (5.62%) PeopleSoft
4 2 (2.25%) BT
4 2 (2.25%) Ericsson
4 2 (2.25%) Google
4 2 (2.25%) Huawei
4 2 (2.25%) Nokia
4 2 (2.25%) Nokia Networks
4 2 (2.25%) SAP
5 1 (1.12%) Alcatel-Lucent
5 1 (1.12%) Apple
5 1 (1.12%) Citrix
5 1 (1.12%) Facebook
5 1 (1.12%) GoldenSource
5 1 (1.12%) Planview
5 1 (1.12%) Siemens
5 1 (1.12%) Trillium
5 1 (1.12%) Twitter
5 1 (1.12%) VMware