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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Project
Rank 125 75 102
Rank change year-on-year
-50 +27
Contract jobs citing MS Project 35 66 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.92% 2.05% 1.00%
As % of the Applications category 10.90% 19.41% 7.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 45 12
Average daily rate £328 £350 £344
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.42% +1.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £189 £170 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £521 £500 £473
UK excluding London average daily rate £361 £367 £375
% change year-on-year
-1.83% -2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 3
Average hourly rate £40.00 £20.35 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+96.60% -45.74%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.31 £20.35 £28.00
% change year-on-year
+93.19% -27.33%
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
321 340 346
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 8.46% 10.58% 12.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 174 190 135
Average daily rate £300 £282 £230
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.57% +22.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £166 £125 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £387
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £319 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.96% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 58 53
Average hourly rate £17.50 £15.63 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% -2.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £11.44
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £43.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+10.34% -3.33%

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 8 February 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 8 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MS Project within the North West region over the 3 months to 8 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -26 23 £338 -5.26% 3
Cheshire -15 6 £256 -26.78%
Lancashire -6 4 £326 -6.78%
Merseyside -3 1 - -
MS Project
England

MS Project
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 48 (54.55%) MS Excel
2 46 (52.27%) Finance
3 36 (40.91%) Microsoft
4 34 (38.64%) Project Management
5 28 (31.82%) MS Office
6 22 (25.00%) SharePoint
7 20 (22.73%) PRINCE2
8 19 (21.59%) Agile Software Development
9 18 (20.45%) Stakeholder Management
10 15 (17.05%) Change Control
11 13 (14.77%) MS Visio
12 12 (13.64%) Banking
12 12 (13.64%) Project Planning
13 11 (12.50%) Programme Management
14 10 (11.36%) ERP
14 10 (11.36%) Security Cleared
15 9 (10.23%) Analytical Skills
15 9 (10.23%) MS PowerPoint
16 8 (9.09%) SAP
17 7 (7.95%) ITIL
17 7 (7.95%) Windows
17 7 (7.95%) Quality Management
17 7 (7.95%) Resource Management
17 7 (7.95%) SC Cleared
17 7 (7.95%) Project Governance
18 6 (6.82%) Waterfall
18 6 (6.82%) Stakeholder Engagement
18 6 (6.82%) Degree
18 6 (6.82%) Scrum
18 6 (6.82%) Oracle

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

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 22 (25.00%) SharePoint
2 5 (5.68%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (2.27%) eRoom
3 2 (2.27%) IBM Domino
3 2 (2.27%) SAS
4 1 (1.14%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 48 (54.55%) MS Excel
2 28 (31.82%) MS Office
3 13 (14.77%) MS Visio
4 9 (10.23%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (4.55%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (3.41%) Dynamics AX
1 3 (3.41%) Primavera
1 3 (3.41%) SAP PS
2 1 (1.14%) Unit4 Business World
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.27%) HTTPS
1 2 (2.27%) LAN
1 2 (2.27%) NAS
1 2 (2.27%) WAN
2 1 (1.14%) 4G
2 1 (1.14%) Ethernet
2 1 (1.14%) Intranet
2 1 (1.14%) IP Telephony
2 1 (1.14%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.27%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (2.27%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.14%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (1.14%) Microsoft Power View
2 1 (1.14%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.14%) Oracle ODI
2 1 (1.14%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (1.14%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (1.14%) SQL Server 2014
2 1 (1.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (1.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (1.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (1.14%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 1 (1.14%) JIRA
General
1 46 (52.27%) Finance
2 12 (13.64%) Banking
3 5 (5.68%) Retail
4 4 (4.55%) Legal
5 3 (3.41%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (2.27%) Advertising
6 2 (2.27%) Local Government
6 2 (2.27%) Marketing
6 2 (2.27%) Telecoms
7 1 (1.14%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 14 (15.91%) Project Manager
2 13 (14.77%) Analyst
3 11 (12.50%) PMO Manager
4 8 (9.09%) PMO Analyst
4 8 (9.09%) Programme Planner
5 7 (7.95%) Coordinator
6 6 (6.82%) Project Planner
7 5 (5.68%) Programme Office Support
7 5 (5.68%) Project Coordinator
7 5 (5.68%) SharePoint Specialist
8 4 (4.55%) IT Manager
9 3 (3.41%) Banking Analyst
9 3 (3.41%) Consultant
9 3 (3.41%) Portfolio Planner
9 3 (3.41%) Project Analyst
9 3 (3.41%) Senior Analyst
9 3 (3.41%) Senior PMO
9 3 (3.41%) Senior PMO Analyst
10 2 (2.27%) Business Change Manager
10 2 (2.27%) Change Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.14%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.23%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.41%) Mainframe
3 2 (2.27%) IBM Mainframe
3 2 (2.27%) Social Media
4 1 (1.14%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.14%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.14%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.14%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.14%) NHS
4 1 (1.14%) PMI
4 1 (1.14%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 7 (7.95%) Windows
2 4 (4.55%) Unix
2 4 (4.55%) Windows Server
3 3 (3.41%) Windows XP
4 2 (2.27%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.14%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (38.64%) Project Management
2 20 (22.73%) PRINCE2
3 19 (21.59%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (20.45%) Stakeholder Management
5 15 (17.05%) Change Control
6 12 (13.64%) Project Planning
7 11 (12.50%) Programme Management
8 10 (11.36%) ERP
9 7 (7.95%) ITIL
9 7 (7.95%) Project Governance
9 7 (7.95%) Quality Management
9 7 (7.95%) Resource Management
10 6 (6.82%) Business Intelligence
10 6 (6.82%) Scrum
10 6 (6.82%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 6 (6.82%) Waterfall
11 5 (5.68%) Continuous Improvement
11 5 (5.68%) Document Management
12 4 (4.55%) Migration
13 3 (3.41%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 4 (4.55%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (11.36%) Security Cleared
2 7 (7.95%) SC Cleared
3 6 (6.82%) Degree
4 3 (3.41%) DV Cleared
4 3 (3.41%) HND
4 3 (3.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 3 (3.41%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 2 (2.27%) APMP
5 2 (2.27%) PMP
6 1 (1.14%) ECDL
6 1 (1.14%) PCI QSA
6 1 (1.14%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.41%) QA
2 1 (1.14%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.14%) FATCA
2 1 (1.14%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.14%) Solvency II
System Software
1 3 (3.41%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.27%) UAG
3 1 (1.14%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (1.14%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (1.14%) WSUS
Vendors
1 36 (40.91%) Microsoft
2 8 (9.09%) SAP
3 6 (6.82%) Oracle
4 2 (2.27%) Facebook
4 2 (2.27%) IBM
4 2 (2.27%) Twitter
5 1 (1.14%) Intel Security
5 1 (1.14%) Lotus
5 1 (1.14%) VMware
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Nigel Frank International
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