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 27 August 2015 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
27 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Project
Rank 117 77 90
Rank change year-on-year
-40 +13
Contract jobs citing MS Project 44 63 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.05% 2.01% 1.38%
As % of the Applications category 10.14% 17.03% 12.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 33 20
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.43% +9.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £244 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £525 £491
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
-5.40% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 2
Average hourly rate £25.00 £13.48 £31.56
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+85.52% -57.29%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £16.00 £31.56
% change year-on-year
+34.37% -49.29%
MS Project
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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
434 370 333
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 10.34% 11.78% 11.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 230 182 126
Average daily rate £325 £325 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £180 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £464 £465 £432
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
- +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 48 64
Average hourly rate £14.50 £16.67 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.01% +11.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.50 £10.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.12 £32.76 £28.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
- -3.22%

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 27 August 2015.

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 27 August 2015. 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 -20 23 £408 +1.87% 14
Cheshire -21 10 £430 +1.17%
Merseyside -14 3 £218 -46.95% 1
Lancashire -18 3 £450 +20.00% 1
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England

MS Project
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 August 2015, 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 62 (54.39%) Finance
2 60 (52.63%) Project Management
3 42 (36.84%) PRINCE2
4 41 (35.96%) MS Excel
5 35 (30.70%) MS Office
6 33 (28.95%) Microsoft
7 30 (26.32%) Stakeholder Management
8 29 (25.44%) MS PowerPoint
9 23 (20.18%) MS Visio
10 19 (16.67%) Change Management
11 17 (14.91%) Programme Management
12 15 (13.16%) SharePoint
12 15 (13.16%) ITIL
13 13 (11.40%) Degree
14 12 (10.53%) Banking
14 12 (10.53%) Retail
14 12 (10.53%) Risk Management
14 12 (10.53%) Oracle
15 11 (9.65%) Analytical Skills
16 10 (8.77%) Service Delivery
17 9 (7.89%) Agile Software Development
17 9 (7.89%) Service Management
17 9 (7.89%) SDLC
17 9 (7.89%) Supplier Management
18 8 (7.02%) Security Cleared
19 7 (6.14%) Remedy
19 7 (6.14%) PMI Certification
19 7 (6.14%) Telecoms
20 6 (5.26%) Manufacturing
20 6 (5.26%) Resource Management

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

For the 6 months to 27 August 2015, 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 15 (13.16%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.75%) IIS
2 2 (1.75%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (0.88%) NetWeaver
3 1 (0.88%) MS Project Server
3 1 (0.88%) Confluence
Applications
1 41 (35.96%) MS Excel
2 35 (30.70%) MS Office
3 29 (25.44%) MS PowerPoint
4 23 (20.18%) MS Visio
5 6 (5.26%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (2.63%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.88%) SAP R/3
2 1 (0.88%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.88%) CA PPM
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.51%) WAN
1 4 (3.51%) MPLS
2 2 (1.75%) Wireless
2 2 (1.75%) DHCP
2 2 (1.75%) TCP/IP
2 2 (1.75%) DNS
2 2 (1.75%) SAN
2 2 (1.75%) GSM
3 1 (0.88%) DMZ
3 1 (0.88%) NFC
3 1 (0.88%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.75%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (1.75%) BusinessObjects
1 2 (1.75%) Oracle BI EE
1 2 (1.75%) Oracle Database
2 1 (0.88%) MS Access
2 1 (0.88%) Oracle ODI
2 1 (0.88%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 2 (1.75%) JIRA
General
1 62 (54.39%) Finance
2 12 (10.53%) Banking
2 12 (10.53%) Retail
3 7 (6.14%) Telecoms
4 6 (5.26%) Manufacturing
5 4 (3.51%) Billing
6 3 (2.63%) Local Government
7 2 (1.75%) Retail Banking
7 2 (1.75%) Marketing
7 2 (1.75%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.75%) Multimedia
7 2 (1.75%) Law
8 1 (0.88%) Legal
8 1 (0.88%) Back Office
8 1 (0.88%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 43 (37.72%) Project Manager
2 20 (17.54%) Analyst
3 11 (9.65%) Coordinator
4 8 (7.02%) PMO Lead
5 7 (6.14%) Project Coordinator
6 6 (5.26%) Business Analyst
6 6 (5.26%) PMO Analyst
7 5 (4.39%) Project Analyst
8 4 (3.51%) Telecoms Project Manager
8 4 (3.51%) Consultant
8 4 (3.51%) Project Planner
9 3 (2.63%) Programme Planner
9 3 (2.63%) Developer
9 3 (2.63%) Business Systems Analyst
9 3 (2.63%) Systems Analyst
9 3 (2.63%) Project Officer
9 3 (2.63%) Oracle Analyst
9 3 (2.63%) PMO Consultant
10 2 (1.75%) Project Management Officer
10 2 (1.75%) Project Controller
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.88%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 11 (9.65%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (5.26%) Life Science
3 4 (3.51%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.63%) Derivative
4 3 (2.63%) Data Centre
5 2 (1.75%) Informatics
5 2 (1.75%) PMI
6 1 (0.88%) Smartcard
6 1 (0.88%) IVR
6 1 (0.88%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.88%) Mobile Banking
6 1 (0.88%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (2.63%) Windows
2 2 (1.75%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (1.75%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (0.88%) Windows 7
3 1 (0.88%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (52.63%) Project Management
2 42 (36.84%) PRINCE2
3 30 (26.32%) Stakeholder Management
4 19 (16.67%) Change Management
5 17 (14.91%) Programme Management
6 15 (13.16%) ITIL
7 12 (10.53%) Risk Management
8 10 (8.77%) Service Delivery
9 9 (7.89%) Service Management
9 9 (7.89%) Agile Software Development
9 9 (7.89%) Supplier Management
9 9 (7.89%) SDLC
10 6 (5.26%) Resource Management
11 5 (4.39%) Knowledge Management
11 5 (4.39%) Quality Management
11 5 (4.39%) Six Sigma
11 5 (4.39%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 5 (4.39%) Change Control
12 4 (3.51%) Continuous Improvement
12 4 (3.51%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 4 (3.51%) SQL
1 4 (3.51%) VBA
2 1 (0.88%) Java
2 1 (0.88%) VB
Qualifications
1 13 (11.40%) Degree
2 8 (7.02%) Security Cleared
3 7 (6.14%) PMI Certification
4 6 (5.26%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 5 (4.39%) PMP
6 4 (3.51%) SC Cleared
7 3 (2.63%) APMP
7 3 (2.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 3 (2.63%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (1.75%) Six Sigma Green Belt
9 1 (0.88%) CAPM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.51%) QA
2 1 (0.88%) P3O
2 1 (0.88%) GMP
2 1 (0.88%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (1.75%) Active Directory
1 2 (1.75%) VMware ESX
1 2 (1.75%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (0.88%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 33 (28.95%) Microsoft
2 12 (10.53%) Oracle
3 7 (6.14%) Remedy
4 4 (3.51%) SAP
5 2 (1.75%) HP
5 2 (1.75%) ATG
5 2 (1.75%) VMware
6 1 (0.88%) Planview
6 1 (0.88%) ServiceNow
6 1 (0.88%) CA
6 1 (0.88%) BT
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