The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Applications category for the North West region.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Project
Rank 62 90 93
Rank change year-on-year
+28 +3
Contract jobs citing MS Project 73 40 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.41% 1.48% 1.52%
As % of the Applications category 18.67% 12.35% 14.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 24 31
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £300 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £447 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £331
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +5.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 5
Average hourly rate £13.48 £33.75 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-60.07% +27.35%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £32.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
-50.78% +25.49%
Applications Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
391 324 350
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 12.93% 11.96% 10.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 167 121 149
Average daily rate £325 £313 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £163 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £428 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 56 60
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.84 £19.42
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.95% -13.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.78 £10.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.75 £25.00 £42.63
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%
MS Project
England

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 +3 31 £400 +6.66% 3
Cheshire +10 19 £410 +36.66% 5
Merseyside +4 6 £410 -6.81% 2
MS Project
England

MS Project
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 71 (51.08%) MS Excel
2 65 (46.76%) Project Management
3 61 (43.88%) PRINCE2
4 57 (41.01%) Microsoft
5 53 (38.13%) Finance
6 46 (33.09%) MS Visio
7 31 (22.30%) MS Office
8 26 (18.71%) Stakeholder Management
9 24 (17.27%) Migration
10 20 (14.39%) Windows
11 16 (11.51%) MS PowerPoint
12 15 (10.79%) Security Cleared
12 15 (10.79%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 15 (10.79%) ITIL
13 13 (9.35%) PMI Certification
13 13 (9.35%) QA
14 12 (8.63%) Project Planning
14 12 (8.63%) SharePoint
14 12 (8.63%) Change Management
14 12 (8.63%) Banking
15 11 (7.91%) SAP
15 11 (7.91%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 10 (7.19%) Windows XP
16 10 (7.19%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
16 10 (7.19%) Information Security
16 10 (7.19%) SC Cleared
16 10 (7.19%) Change Control
17 9 (6.47%) Windows Vista
17 9 (6.47%) PMI
18 8 (5.76%) Six Sigma

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 12 (8.63%) SharePoint
2 7 (5.04%) MS Project Server
3 4 (2.88%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (1.44%) Lync
4 2 (1.44%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (1.44%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (1.44%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.72%) Documentum
5 1 (0.72%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.72%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (0.72%) IIS
Applications
1 71 (51.08%) MS Excel
2 46 (33.09%) MS Visio
3 31 (22.30%) MS Office
4 16 (11.51%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.44%) Teamcenter
1 2 (1.44%) SAP BPC
1 2 (1.44%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (0.72%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (0.72%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.72%) Maximo
2 1 (0.72%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.72%) SAP HCM
2 1 (0.72%) Oracle EBS R12
Communications & Networking
1 8 (5.76%) TCP/IP
2 6 (4.32%) LAN
2 6 (4.32%) WAN
3 3 (2.16%) Firewall
4 2 (1.44%) DNS
4 2 (1.44%) DHCP
5 1 (0.72%) SAN
5 1 (0.72%) Internet
5 1 (0.72%) 3G
5 1 (0.72%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (0.72%) Network Security
5 1 (0.72%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (5.04%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 6 (4.32%) QlikView
3 3 (2.16%) MS Access
4 2 (1.44%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (1.44%) SAP BW
4 2 (1.44%) SAP Data Services
4 2 (1.44%) SAP HANA
5 1 (0.72%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.72%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 4 (2.88%) MSI
2 2 (1.44%) AdminStudio
2 2 (1.44%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 53 (38.13%) Finance
2 12 (8.63%) Banking
3 8 (5.76%) Retail
4 5 (3.60%) Advertising
5 1 (0.72%) Legal
5 1 (0.72%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.72%) French Language
5 1 (0.72%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 47 (33.81%) Project Manager
2 15 (10.79%) Programme Manager
2 15 (10.79%) Analyst
3 9 (6.47%) Programme Planner
4 7 (5.04%) Senior Manager
4 7 (5.04%) Business Analyst
4 7 (5.04%) Senior Project Manager
5 6 (4.32%) Project Planner
6 5 (3.60%) Consultant
6 5 (3.60%) PMO Manager
6 5 (3.60%) PMO Lead
7 4 (2.88%) Security Manager
7 4 (2.88%) Project Officer
8 3 (2.16%) Portfolio Manager
8 3 (2.16%) Junior Project Manager
8 3 (2.16%) IT Programme Manager
8 3 (2.16%) SAP Manager
8 3 (2.16%) MI Analyst
8 3 (2.16%) Data Analyst
8 3 (2.16%) PMO Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.88%) Application Packaging
2 3 (2.16%) .NET
3 2 (1.44%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 9 (6.47%) PMI
2 6 (4.32%) Management Information System
3 5 (3.60%) Mainframe
4 3 (2.16%) CMDB
4 3 (2.16%) FMCG
5 2 (1.44%) NHS
6 1 (0.72%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 20 (14.39%) Windows
2 10 (7.19%) Windows XP
3 9 (6.47%) Windows Vista
4 7 (5.04%) UNIX
4 7 (5.04%) Windows 2000
5 3 (2.16%) Windows 7
6 2 (1.44%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.72%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (46.76%) Project Management
2 61 (43.88%) PRINCE2
3 26 (18.71%) Stakeholder Management
4 24 (17.27%) Migration
5 15 (10.79%) ITIL
6 12 (8.63%) Change Management
6 12 (8.63%) Project Planning
7 10 (7.19%) Change Control
7 10 (7.19%) Information Security
8 8 (5.76%) Data Analysis
8 8 (5.76%) Validation
8 8 (5.76%) Six Sigma
8 8 (5.76%) Portfolio Management
9 7 (5.04%) Software Deployment
9 7 (5.04%) Programme Management
10 6 (4.32%) Scrum
11 5 (3.60%) Risk Management
11 5 (3.60%) Quality Management
11 5 (3.60%) Waterfall
11 5 (3.60%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 3 (2.16%) VBA
2 2 (1.44%) VB
2 2 (1.44%) ABAP
3 1 (0.72%) C
3 1 (0.72%) SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (10.79%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
1 15 (10.79%) Security Cleared
2 13 (9.35%) PMI Certification
3 11 (7.91%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 10 (7.19%) SC Cleared
5 5 (3.60%) PMP
5 5 (3.60%) ISEB
6 4 (2.88%) SAP Certification
7 3 (2.16%) Degree
8 2 (1.44%) Six Sigma Black Belt
8 2 (1.44%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.72%) CAPM
9 1 (0.72%) CISA
9 1 (0.72%) CISSP
9 1 (0.72%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (9.35%) QA
2 1 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (2.16%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.44%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (1.44%) XenApp
3 1 (0.72%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.72%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 10 (7.19%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 6 (4.32%) SCCM
3 2 (1.44%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 57 (41.01%) Microsoft
2 11 (7.91%) SAP
3 6 (4.32%) Oracle
3 6 (4.32%) Splunk
4 4 (2.88%) Capita
5 2 (1.44%) Planview
5 2 (1.44%) Primavera
5 2 (1.44%) AppSense
5 2 (1.44%) Business Objects
5 2 (1.44%) HP
5 2 (1.44%) Citrix
5 2 (1.44%) Northgate
6 1 (0.72%) McAfee
6 1 (0.72%) Adobe
6 1 (0.72%) Cisco
6 1 (0.72%) Kronos
6 1 (0.72%) VMware
6 1 (0.72%) Infor
6 1 (0.72%) NorthgateArinso
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