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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Project over the 3 months to 20 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Project
England / North West
Rank 116 122 79
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -43
Contract jobs citing MS Project 18 38 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.69% 0.98% 1.74%
As % of the Applications category 7.29% 10.70% 15.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 17 39
Median daily rate £465 £335 £351
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.80% -4.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £184 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £484 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 1
Median hourly rate - £40.00 £20.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +96.60%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £17.67
% change year-on-year
- +98.04%

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
247 355 349
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 9.43% 9.13% 11.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 139 200 202
Median daily rate £335 £315 £280
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.34% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £175 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £325 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.07% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 41 61
Median hourly rate £13.80 £20.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.01% +42.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.25 £47.33 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-15.15% +10.00%

MS Project
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing MS Project as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 20 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MS Project within the North West region over the 3 months to 20 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +12 12 £350 +4.47% 7
Merseyside +3 4 £558 - 1
Cheshire +18 1 - - 4
MS Project
England

MS Project
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 20 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing MS Project also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for MS Project.

1 25 (53.19%) MS Excel
2 24 (51.06%) Project Management
3 15 (31.91%) Finance
3 15 (31.91%) MS Visio
4 13 (27.66%) MS PowerPoint
5 12 (25.53%) Degree
5 12 (25.53%) Microsoft
6 10 (21.28%) ITIL
6 10 (21.28%) Banking
6 10 (21.28%) Analytical Skills
7 9 (19.15%) Stakeholder Management
8 8 (17.02%) PRINCE2
9 7 (14.89%) Unix
9 7 (14.89%) MS Office
9 7 (14.89%) Agile Software Development
10 6 (12.77%) VMware
10 6 (12.77%) Migration
11 5 (10.64%) WebSphere MQ
11 5 (10.64%) Validation
11 5 (10.64%) Service Management
11 5 (10.64%) ITSM
11 5 (10.64%) Oracle
11 5 (10.64%) SQL Server
11 5 (10.64%) WebSphere Application Server
11 5 (10.64%) Windows
11 5 (10.64%) SOAP
11 5 (10.64%) FTP
11 5 (10.64%) HTTP
11 5 (10.64%) TCP/IP
11 5 (10.64%) ISEB

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 5 (10.64%) WebSphere
1 5 (10.64%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (2.13%) MS Project Server
2 1 (2.13%) SAP Portal
2 1 (2.13%) SharePoint
Applications
1 25 (53.19%) MS Excel
2 15 (31.91%) MS Visio
3 13 (27.66%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (14.89%) MS Office
5 1 (2.13%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (8.51%) SAP HR
2 3 (6.38%) SAP ERP
2 3 (6.38%) SAP GRC
3 2 (4.26%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (4.26%) SAP BPC
4 1 (2.13%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.51%) SaaS
2 3 (6.38%) Office 365
2 3 (6.38%) SuccessFactors
3 2 (4.26%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (4.26%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (10.64%) FTP
1 5 (10.64%) HTTP
1 5 (10.64%) TCP/IP
2 4 (8.51%) SDH
3 3 (6.38%) BIG-IP
3 3 (6.38%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 3 (6.38%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 2 (4.26%) DNS
5 1 (2.13%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.64%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.38%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 1 (2.13%) JIRA
General
1 15 (31.91%) Finance
2 10 (21.28%) Banking
3 4 (8.51%) Billing
4 2 (4.26%) Retail
4 2 (4.26%) Retail Banking
5 1 (2.13%) Back Office
5 1 (2.13%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 13 (27.66%) Project Manager
2 6 (12.77%) Analyst
3 5 (10.64%) Design Engineer
3 5 (10.64%) Implementation Engineer
4 4 (8.51%) Project Engineer
4 4 (8.51%) Technical Manager
4 4 (8.51%) Technical Project Manager
5 3 (6.38%) Architect
5 3 (6.38%) OAT Analyst
5 3 (6.38%) OAT Test Analyst
5 3 (6.38%) SAP Architect
5 3 (6.38%) SAP Solutions Architect
5 3 (6.38%) Solutions Architect
5 3 (6.38%) Test Analyst
6 2 (4.26%) Banking Project Manager
6 2 (4.26%) CRM Manager
6 2 (4.26%) ERP Architect
6 2 (4.26%) PMO Analyst
6 2 (4.26%) PMO Consultant
6 2 (4.26%) SAP BPC Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (10.64%) SOAP
1 5 (10.64%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 10 (21.28%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (10.64%) Computer Science
3 2 (4.26%) Data Integration
3 2 (4.26%) Hybrid Cloud
3 2 (4.26%) Management Information System
3 2 (4.26%) Private Cloud
3 2 (4.26%) Public Cloud
4 1 (2.13%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Licensing
4 1 (2.13%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 7 (14.89%) Unix
2 5 (10.64%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (51.06%) Project Management
2 10 (21.28%) ITIL
3 9 (19.15%) Stakeholder Management
4 8 (17.02%) PRINCE2
5 7 (14.89%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (12.77%) Migration
7 5 (10.64%) Functional Testing
7 5 (10.64%) ITSM
7 5 (10.64%) Network Design
7 5 (10.64%) Non-Functional Testing
7 5 (10.64%) Operational Acceptance Testing
7 5 (10.64%) Process Improvement
7 5 (10.64%) SDLC
7 5 (10.64%) Service Management
7 5 (10.64%) Validation
8 4 (8.51%) Network Management
9 3 (6.38%) Change Control
9 3 (6.38%) Load Balancing
9 3 (6.38%) Time Management
9 3 (6.38%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.13%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (25.53%) Degree
2 5 (10.64%) ISEB
3 3 (6.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (4.26%) Security Cleared
5 1 (2.13%) APMP
5 1 (2.13%) CCIE
5 1 (2.13%) CCNA
5 1 (2.13%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (2.13%) MCSE
5 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (2.13%) PMI Certification
5 1 (2.13%) PMP
5 1 (2.13%) SC Cleared
5 1 (2.13%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.13%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.13%) Hyper-V
1 1 (2.13%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (10.64%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (25.53%) Microsoft
2 6 (12.77%) VMware
3 5 (10.64%) Oracle
4 4 (8.51%) SAP
5 3 (6.38%) Ariba
5 3 (6.38%) Concur
5 3 (6.38%) F5
6 2 (4.26%) Nokia
6 2 (4.26%) Rackspace
7 1 (2.13%) CA Agile Central
7 1 (2.13%) Cisco
7 1 (2.13%) Citrix
7 1 (2.13%) Salesforce.com
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