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 17 December 2014 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
17 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Project
Rank 93 109 91
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -18
Contract jobs citing MS Project 48 23 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.48% 0.81% 1.32%
As % of the Applications category 12.44% 6.67% 13.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 9 19
Average daily rate
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£350 £325 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £217 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £395 £494
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £375 £340
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +10.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 4
Average hourly rate £20.35 £44.90 £24.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-54.68% +82.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £21.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -12.50%
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
386 345 289
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 11.89% 12.15% 9.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 213 144 120
Average daily rate £293 £250 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.00% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £135 £138
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £395 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 49 40
Average hourly rate £14.00 £18.00 £15.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% +18.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.20 £9.39
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.70 £44.90 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.25
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -4.91%

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 17 December 2014.

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 17 December 2014. 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
Cheshire +12 16 £475 +72.72% 3
Manchester -4 15 £320 -14.66% 9
Lancashire - 7 £350 - 1
Merseyside -1 4 £225 +21.62% 1
MS Project
England

MS Project
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 17 December 2014, 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 53 (50.96%) Microsoft
2 44 (42.31%) Project Management
3 43 (41.35%) MS Excel
4 37 (35.58%) MS Office
5 35 (33.65%) Finance
6 30 (28.85%) MS Visio
7 27 (25.96%) PRINCE2
8 20 (19.23%) Stakeholder Management
9 17 (16.35%) Analytical Skills
10 15 (14.42%) MS PowerPoint
11 13 (12.50%) Oracle
12 11 (10.58%) Windows
12 11 (10.58%) Security Cleared
13 9 (8.65%) Windows XP
14 8 (7.69%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 8 (7.69%) Windows 2000
14 8 (7.69%) TCP/IP
14 8 (7.69%) Change Management
14 8 (7.69%) Retail
15 7 (6.73%) Time Management
15 7 (6.73%) SC Cleared
15 7 (6.73%) Windows Vista
15 7 (6.73%) Project Planning
15 7 (6.73%) Software Deployment
15 7 (6.73%) SharePoint
15 7 (6.73%) SAP
16 6 (5.77%) Quality Management
16 6 (5.77%) Validation
16 6 (5.77%) Telecoms
16 6 (5.77%) MS Project Server

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

For the 6 months to 17 December 2014, 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 7 (6.73%) SharePoint
2 6 (5.77%) MS Project Server
3 5 (4.81%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (0.96%) IBM Notes
4 1 (0.96%) IIS
4 1 (0.96%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 43 (41.35%) MS Excel
2 37 (35.58%) MS Office
3 30 (28.85%) MS Visio
4 15 (14.42%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (2.88%) Oracle Retail
1 3 (2.88%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (1.92%) Tridion
2 2 (1.92%) SAP BPC
3 1 (0.96%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.96%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.96%) Oracle Financials
Communications & Networking
1 8 (7.69%) TCP/IP
2 4 (3.85%) DNS
2 4 (3.85%) Firewall
3 3 (2.88%) LAN
3 3 (2.88%) WAN
3 3 (2.88%) DHCP
4 2 (1.92%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (0.96%) VLAN
5 1 (0.96%) 4G
5 1 (0.96%) Unified Communications
5 1 (0.96%) WAAS
5 1 (0.96%) DMZ
5 1 (0.96%) DVB
5 1 (0.96%) 3G
5 1 (0.96%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.81%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.92%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (1.92%) SAP BW
2 2 (1.92%) SAP Data Services
2 2 (1.92%) SAP HANA
2 2 (1.92%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.96%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (2.88%) JIRA
2 2 (1.92%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (0.96%) Dreamweaver
General
1 35 (33.65%) Finance
2 8 (7.69%) Retail
3 6 (5.77%) Telecoms
3 6 (5.77%) Banking
4 2 (1.92%) Local Government
5 1 (0.96%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.96%) Legal
5 1 (0.96%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 44 (42.31%) Project Manager
2 6 (5.77%) Consultant
2 6 (5.77%) Project Officer
3 5 (4.81%) PMO Lead
3 5 (4.81%) Coordinator
3 5 (4.81%) Analyst
3 5 (4.81%) Project Coordinator
4 4 (3.85%) Project Support Officer
4 4 (3.85%) Senior Project Manager
4 4 (3.85%) Project Administrator
4 4 (3.85%) Senior Manager
4 4 (3.85%) Administrator
5 3 (2.88%) Security Manager
5 3 (2.88%) Desktop Support
5 3 (2.88%) Business Analyst
6 2 (1.92%) Junior Project Manager
6 2 (1.92%) Desktop Engineer
6 2 (1.92%) IT Project Manager
6 2 (1.92%) Change Manager
6 2 (1.92%) Desktop Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 17 (16.35%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (4.81%) Management Information System
3 3 (2.88%) Statistics
3 3 (2.88%) PMI
4 2 (1.92%) Mainframe
4 2 (1.92%) NHS
5 1 (0.96%) iPhone
5 1 (0.96%) Reference Data
5 1 (0.96%) Life Science
5 1 (0.96%) CCTV
5 1 (0.96%) STB
5 1 (0.96%) iPad
5 1 (0.96%) User Experience
5 1 (0.96%) DTV
5 1 (0.96%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 11 (10.58%) Windows
2 9 (8.65%) Windows XP
3 8 (7.69%) Windows 2000
4 7 (6.73%) Windows Vista
5 2 (1.92%) UNIX
5 2 (1.92%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.96%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.96%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.96%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.96%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (42.31%) Project Management
2 27 (25.96%) PRINCE2
3 20 (19.23%) Stakeholder Management
4 8 (7.69%) Change Management
5 7 (6.73%) Time Management
5 7 (6.73%) Project Planning
5 7 (6.73%) Software Deployment
6 6 (5.77%) Quality Management
6 6 (5.77%) Validation
6 6 (5.77%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (4.81%) User Acceptance Testing
7 5 (4.81%) Waterfall
7 5 (4.81%) Migration
7 5 (4.81%) Risk Management
7 5 (4.81%) Information Security
7 5 (4.81%) Programme Management
7 5 (4.81%) ITIL
8 4 (3.85%) Scrum
8 4 (3.85%) Change Control
9 3 (2.88%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (1.92%) SQL
1 2 (1.92%) ABAP
2 1 (0.96%) VBA
Qualifications
1 11 (10.58%) Security Cleared
2 7 (6.73%) SC Cleared
3 5 (4.81%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 5 (4.81%) PMP
3 5 (4.81%) PMI Certification
4 4 (3.85%) SAP Certification
4 4 (3.85%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 4 (3.85%) Degree
5 3 (2.88%) CISA
5 3 (2.88%) CISSP
6 1 (0.96%) BC Cleared
6 1 (0.96%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.96%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.96%) CCNA
6 1 (0.96%) MCSE
6 1 (0.96%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.92%) QA
3 1 (0.96%) Solvency II
3 1 (0.96%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (4.81%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.96%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.96%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 8 (7.69%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 3 (2.88%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.96%) SCCM
Vendors
1 53 (50.96%) Microsoft
2 13 (12.50%) Oracle
3 7 (6.73%) SAP
4 5 (4.81%) Cisco
5 2 (1.92%) Business Objects
5 2 (1.92%) HP
5 2 (1.92%) EPiServer
5 2 (1.92%) hybris
5 2 (1.92%) Capita
6 1 (0.96%) Planview
6 1 (0.96%) Northgate
6 1 (0.96%) TOWER Software
6 1 (0.96%) VMware
6 1 (0.96%) Pegasus
6 1 (0.96%) Lotus
6 1 (0.96%) Citrix
6 1 (0.96%) Adobe
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