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 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Project
Rank 71 101 96
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -5
Contract jobs citing MS Project 68 38 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.13% 1.31% 1.37%
As % of the Applications category 17.99% 11.24% 13.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 20 25
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.33% +19.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £300 £126
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £491 £431
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 5
Average hourly rate £13.48 £31.56 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-57.29% +19.07%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £31.56 £26.75
% change year-on-year
-49.29% +17.96%
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
378 338 346
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 11.83% 11.61% 10.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 183 127 147
Average daily rate £325 £313 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £187 £165 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £432 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.83% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 65 67
Average hourly rate £17.00 £15.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.96 £25.00 £43.38
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 August 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
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 22 August 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MS Project within the North West region over the 3 months to 22 August 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
Manchester +5 30 £400 +9.58% 9
Cheshire +3 18 £425 +41.66% 3
Lancashire - 16 £348 - 4
Merseyside +1 6 £410 -14.80% 2
MS Project
England

MS Project
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 76 (50.67%) MS Excel
2 67 (44.67%) Project Management
3 63 (42.00%) PRINCE2
4 61 (40.67%) Microsoft
5 58 (38.67%) Finance
6 51 (34.00%) MS Visio
7 36 (24.00%) MS Office
8 32 (21.33%) Stakeholder Management
9 24 (16.00%) Migration
10 20 (13.33%) Windows
11 18 (12.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 17 (11.33%) MS PowerPoint
12 17 (11.33%) ITIL
13 16 (10.67%) Security Cleared
14 15 (10.00%) PMI Certification
15 14 (9.33%) Banking
16 13 (8.67%) QA
16 13 (8.67%) SharePoint
16 13 (8.67%) Change Management
17 12 (8.00%) Information Security
17 12 (8.00%) SAP
17 12 (8.00%) Project Planning
18 11 (7.33%) SC Cleared
18 11 (7.33%) Retail
18 11 (7.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
18 11 (7.33%) PMI
19 10 (6.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
19 10 (6.67%) SQL Server
19 10 (6.67%) Windows XP
19 10 (6.67%) MS Project Server

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

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 13 (8.67%) SharePoint
2 10 (6.67%) MS Project Server
3 7 (4.67%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (1.33%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.67%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (0.67%) IIS
5 1 (0.67%) Documentum
5 1 (0.67%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 76 (50.67%) MS Excel
2 51 (34.00%) MS Visio
3 36 (24.00%) MS Office
4 17 (11.33%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (2.00%) Oracle Retail
1 3 (2.00%) SAP BPC
2 2 (1.33%) Teamcenter
3 1 (0.67%) SAP HCM
3 1 (0.67%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.67%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.67%) Maximo
3 1 (0.67%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.67%) Oracle Financials
Communications & Networking
1 8 (5.33%) TCP/IP
2 6 (4.00%) WAN
3 5 (3.33%) LAN
4 4 (2.67%) Firewall
5 2 (1.33%) DHCP
5 2 (1.33%) DNS
6 1 (0.67%) Unified Communications
6 1 (0.67%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.67%) SAN
6 1 (0.67%) Internet
6 1 (0.67%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (6.67%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 6 (4.00%) QlikView
3 3 (2.00%) SAP Data Services
3 3 (2.00%) SAP HANA
3 3 (2.00%) MS Access
3 3 (2.00%) BusinessObjects
3 3 (2.00%) SAP BW
4 2 (1.33%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.67%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 4 (2.67%) MSI
2 2 (1.33%) AdminStudio
2 2 (1.33%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 58 (38.67%) Finance
2 14 (9.33%) Banking
3 11 (7.33%) Retail
4 5 (3.33%) Advertising
5 1 (0.67%) French Language
5 1 (0.67%) Russian Language
5 1 (0.67%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.67%) Legal
Job Titles
1 47 (31.33%) Project Manager
2 18 (12.00%) Analyst
3 15 (10.00%) Programme Manager
4 9 (6.00%) Business Analyst
5 8 (5.33%) Programme Planner
6 7 (4.67%) Senior Project Manager
6 7 (4.67%) Senior Manager
7 6 (4.00%) Project Planner
7 6 (4.00%) Consultant
7 6 (4.00%) Project Officer
8 5 (3.33%) PMO Manager
8 5 (3.33%) Security Manager
8 5 (3.33%) PMO Lead
8 5 (3.33%) Project Support Officer
9 4 (2.67%) PMO Analyst
10 3 (2.00%) SAP Manager
10 3 (2.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 3 (2.00%) MI Analyst
10 3 (2.00%) Portfolio Manager
10 3 (2.00%) IT Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.67%) Application Packaging
2 3 (2.00%) .NET
3 2 (1.33%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 11 (7.33%) PMI
2 7 (4.67%) Management Information System
3 5 (3.33%) Mainframe
4 3 (2.00%) CMDB
4 3 (2.00%) FMCG
5 2 (1.33%) NHS
6 1 (0.67%) Reference Data
6 1 (0.67%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 20 (13.33%) Windows
2 10 (6.67%) Windows XP
3 9 (6.00%) Windows Vista
4 8 (5.33%) UNIX
5 7 (4.67%) Windows 2000
6 3 (2.00%) Windows 7
7 2 (1.33%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.67%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (44.67%) Project Management
2 63 (42.00%) PRINCE2
3 32 (21.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 24 (16.00%) Migration
5 17 (11.33%) ITIL
6 13 (8.67%) Change Management
7 12 (8.00%) Information Security
7 12 (8.00%) Project Planning
8 9 (6.00%) Change Control
8 9 (6.00%) Six Sigma
9 8 (5.33%) Validation
9 8 (5.33%) Data Analysis
10 7 (4.67%) Software Deployment
10 7 (4.67%) Portfolio Management
10 7 (4.67%) Programme Management
11 6 (4.00%) Quality Management
11 6 (4.00%) Risk Management
11 6 (4.00%) Scrum
11 6 (4.00%) Waterfall
11 6 (4.00%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 3 (2.00%) ABAP
1 3 (2.00%) VBA
2 2 (1.33%) SQL
2 2 (1.33%) VB
3 1 (0.67%) C
Qualifications
1 18 (12.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 16 (10.67%) Security Cleared
3 15 (10.00%) PMI Certification
4 11 (7.33%) SC Cleared
4 11 (7.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 7 (4.67%) PMP
6 5 (3.33%) SAP Certification
6 5 (3.33%) ISEB
7 3 (2.00%) Degree
7 3 (2.00%) CISA
7 3 (2.00%) CISSP
8 2 (1.33%) ISTQB
8 2 (1.33%) Six Sigma Black Belt
9 1 (0.67%) CAPM
9 1 (0.67%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (8.67%) QA
2 3 (2.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (2.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.33%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (1.33%) XenApp
3 1 (0.67%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.67%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 10 (6.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 6 (4.00%) SCCM
3 3 (2.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 61 (40.67%) Microsoft
2 12 (8.00%) SAP
3 8 (5.33%) Oracle
4 6 (4.00%) Splunk
5 4 (2.67%) Capita
6 3 (2.00%) Planview
6 3 (2.00%) Business Objects
6 3 (2.00%) HP
7 2 (1.33%) Primavera
7 2 (1.33%) Citrix
7 2 (1.33%) AppSense
7 2 (1.33%) Northgate
8 1 (0.67%) Kronos
8 1 (0.67%) Infor
8 1 (0.67%) NorthgateArinso
8 1 (0.67%) VMware
8 1 (0.67%) Adobe
8 1 (0.67%) McAfee
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