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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Project
Rank 80 61 85
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +24
Contract jobs citing MS Project 58 62 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.83% 2.57% 1.70%
As % of the Applications category 14.22% 18.02% 17.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 35 29
Average daily rate £400 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £135 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £515 £481
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £336 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.80% -3.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 3
Average hourly rate £37.50 £19.25 £13.42
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+94.80% +43.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.50 £14.65 £12.28
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.30 £23.85 £14.68
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £32.75 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-12.97% -9.02%
Applications Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
408 344 296
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 12.86% 14.29% 9.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 174 140 123
Average daily rate £325 £270 £286
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.17% -5.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £122 £135 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £486 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £301 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.99% +0.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 51 46
Average hourly rate £15.50 £18.20 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.83% +21.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.25 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £27.50 £22.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -8.82%
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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -15 27 £400 +23.07% 9
Cheshire -14 17 £370 +2.06% 1
Lancashire -16 8 £468 +66.96%
Merseyside - - - - 2
MS Project
England

MS Project
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 48 (57.14%) MS Excel
1 48 (57.14%) Project Management
2 38 (45.24%) Microsoft
2 38 (45.24%) Finance
3 36 (42.86%) PRINCE2
4 29 (34.52%) MS Visio
5 22 (26.19%) MS Office
6 20 (23.81%) Stakeholder Management
7 18 (21.43%) Windows
8 14 (16.67%) Migration
8 14 (16.67%) Project Planning
9 12 (14.29%) ITIL
9 12 (14.29%) PMI Certification
10 10 (11.90%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 10 (11.90%) SharePoint
10 10 (11.90%) QA
10 10 (11.90%) SCCM
11 9 (10.71%) PMI
11 9 (10.71%) Banking
11 9 (10.71%) Management Information System
12 8 (9.52%) Data Analysis
13 7 (8.33%) UNIX
13 7 (8.33%) MS PowerPoint
13 7 (8.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 7 (8.33%) Information Security
13 7 (8.33%) Security Cleared
13 7 (8.33%) Change Control
14 6 (7.14%) Splunk
14 6 (7.14%) Portfolio Management
14 6 (7.14%) XenApp

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 10 (11.90%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.38%) SharePoint 2013
2 2 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (2.38%) Lync
2 2 (2.38%) MS Project Server
3 1 (1.19%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (1.19%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.19%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (1.19%) WebSphere
Applications
1 48 (57.14%) MS Excel
2 29 (34.52%) MS Visio
3 22 (26.19%) MS Office
4 7 (8.33%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (3.57%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.38%) Teamcenter
3 1 (1.19%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.57%) Intranet
2 1 (1.19%) Firewall
2 1 (1.19%) LAN
2 1 (1.19%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (8.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 6 (7.14%) QlikView
3 2 (2.38%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.19%) Data Mining
4 1 (1.19%) DB2
Development Applications
1 5 (5.95%) MSI
2 2 (2.38%) Wise Package Studio
2 2 (2.38%) AdminStudio
3 1 (1.19%) TestDirector
General
1 38 (45.24%) Finance
2 9 (10.71%) Banking
3 5 (5.95%) Advertising
4 3 (3.57%) Local Government
5 2 (2.38%) Retail
5 2 (2.38%) Billing
6 1 (1.19%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.19%) Legal
Job Titles
1 36 (42.86%) Project Manager
2 10 (11.90%) Analyst
3 8 (9.52%) Programme Manager
4 6 (7.14%) Senior Project Manager
4 6 (7.14%) Senior Manager
5 5 (5.95%) Programme Planner
6 4 (4.76%) PMO Analyst
6 4 (4.76%) Business Analyst
7 3 (3.57%) Coordinator
7 3 (3.57%) Administrator
7 3 (3.57%) Consultant
7 3 (3.57%) IT Programme Manager
7 3 (3.57%) IT Project Manager
7 3 (3.57%) PMO Administrator
7 3 (3.57%) ICT Project Manager
7 3 (3.57%) PMO Lead
8 2 (2.38%) Information Security Project Manager
8 2 (2.38%) Agile Project Manager
8 2 (2.38%) Project Analyst
8 2 (2.38%) Project Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.95%) Application Packaging
2 3 (3.57%) .NET
3 2 (2.38%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.71%) PMI
1 9 (10.71%) Management Information System
2 1 (1.19%) AS400
2 1 (1.19%) FMCG
2 1 (1.19%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 18 (21.43%) Windows
2 7 (8.33%) UNIX
3 6 (7.14%) Windows 7
4 3 (3.57%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (2.38%) Windows Vista
5 2 (2.38%) Windows XP
6 1 (1.19%) OS/400
6 1 (1.19%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (57.14%) Project Management
2 36 (42.86%) PRINCE2
3 20 (23.81%) Stakeholder Management
4 14 (16.67%) Migration
4 14 (16.67%) Project Planning
5 12 (14.29%) ITIL
6 8 (9.52%) Data Analysis
7 7 (8.33%) Information Security
7 7 (8.33%) Change Control
8 6 (7.14%) Portfolio Management
8 6 (7.14%) Critical Path Analysis
9 5 (5.95%) Change Management
9 5 (5.95%) CRM
9 5 (5.95%) Scrum
9 5 (5.95%) Waterfall
10 4 (4.76%) Business Analysis
10 4 (4.76%) Agile Software Development
10 4 (4.76%) Business Intelligence
11 3 (3.57%) Risk Management
11 3 (3.57%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.38%) VB
2 1 (1.19%) Shell Script
2 1 (1.19%) C#
2 1 (1.19%) COBOL
2 1 (1.19%) RPG
2 1 (1.19%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (14.29%) PMI Certification
2 10 (11.90%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 7 (8.33%) Security Cleared
4 6 (7.14%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 5 (5.95%) ISEB
6 3 (3.57%) PMP
6 3 (3.57%) Degree
6 3 (3.57%) SC Cleared
7 1 (1.19%) CISA
7 1 (1.19%) CISSP
7 1 (1.19%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (11.90%) QA
2 1 (1.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 6 (7.14%) XenApp
2 3 (3.57%) Microsoft App-V
2 3 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (11.90%) SCCM
2 3 (3.57%) AppDNA
3 2 (2.38%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (1.19%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 38 (45.24%) Microsoft
2 6 (7.14%) Splunk
2 6 (7.14%) Citrix
3 5 (5.95%) SAP
4 3 (3.57%) VMware
4 3 (3.57%) AppSense
5 2 (2.38%) Capita
6 1 (1.19%) Remedy
6 1 (1.19%) McAfee
6 1 (1.19%) Cisco
6 1 (1.19%) IBM
6 1 (1.19%) HP
6 1 (1.19%) Planview
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