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 7 July 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Project
Rank 106 50 98
Rank change year-on-year
-56 +48
Contract jobs citing MS Project 45 88 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.24% 2.91% 1.38%
As % of the Applications category 10.42% 20.85% 10.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 46 23
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£325 £404 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.45% -5.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £168 £308 £307
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £600 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £363 £340
% change year-on-year
+2.06% +6.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Average hourly rate £31.40 - £33.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.70 £18.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+76.11% -45.45%
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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
432 422 329
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 11.90% 13.97% 12.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 201 190 129
Average daily rate £320 £326 £306
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.68% +6.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £175 £151
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £476 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £311 £310
% change year-on-year
+4.58% +0.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 56 53
Average hourly rate £16.00 £18.00 £18.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% -1.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £9.27 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.21 £28.00 £38.45
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 7 July 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 7 July 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 -26 25 £313 -22.83% 10
Merseyside -10 7 - - 1
Lancashire -6 5 £400 +22.41% 1
Cheshire -23 5 £320 -39.04% 3
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MS Project
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 88 (53.66%) Project Management
2 78 (47.56%) Finance
3 71 (43.29%) PRINCE2
3 71 (43.29%) MS Excel
4 69 (42.07%) MS PowerPoint
5 41 (25.00%) Microsoft
6 40 (24.39%) Programme Management
7 33 (20.12%) MS Office
8 30 (18.29%) Degree
9 28 (17.07%) Stakeholder Management
10 24 (14.63%) MS Visio
11 22 (13.41%) Stakeholder Engagement
12 21 (12.80%) ITIL
13 20 (12.20%) Manufacturing
14 18 (10.98%) Change Control
15 15 (9.15%) SharePoint
15 15 (9.15%) Telecoms
15 15 (9.15%) Change Management
16 14 (8.54%) Analytical Skills
16 14 (8.54%) Life Science
17 13 (7.93%) Service Delivery
17 13 (7.93%) Business Intelligence
18 12 (7.32%) Service Management
19 10 (6.10%) SDLC
19 10 (6.10%) Migration
19 10 (6.10%) Agile Software Development
19 10 (6.10%) SAP
19 10 (6.10%) Oracle
20 9 (5.49%) Management Information System
20 9 (5.49%) Risk Management

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

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 (9.15%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.22%) IIS
2 2 (1.22%) MS Project Server
3 1 (0.61%) Confluence
3 1 (0.61%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (0.61%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (0.61%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 71 (43.29%) MS Excel
2 69 (42.07%) MS PowerPoint
3 33 (20.12%) MS Office
4 24 (14.63%) MS Visio
5 8 (4.88%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (3.66%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (1.83%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.61%) CA PPM
3 1 (0.61%) SAP R/3
3 1 (0.61%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (4.88%) SAN
2 4 (2.44%) WAN
2 4 (2.44%) MPLS
2 4 (2.44%) 4G
3 2 (1.22%) Firewall
3 2 (1.22%) Wireless
3 2 (1.22%) DHCP
3 2 (1.22%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.22%) DNS
3 2 (1.22%) DMZ
3 2 (1.22%) GSM
4 1 (0.61%) LAN
4 1 (0.61%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.22%) Oracle BI EE
2 1 (0.61%) Oracle Database
2 1 (0.61%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.61%) MS Access
2 1 (0.61%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (0.61%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (0.61%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 1 (0.61%) JIRA
General
1 78 (47.56%) Finance
2 20 (12.20%) Manufacturing
3 15 (9.15%) Telecoms
4 9 (5.49%) Local Government
5 8 (4.88%) Marketing
5 8 (4.88%) Banking
6 7 (4.27%) Retail
7 6 (3.66%) Electronics
8 3 (1.83%) Financial Institution
9 2 (1.22%) Multimedia
9 2 (1.22%) Legal
10 1 (0.61%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.61%) Law
10 1 (0.61%) Billing
10 1 (0.61%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 63 (38.41%) Project Manager
2 17 (10.37%) Analyst
3 12 (7.32%) Coordinator
3 12 (7.32%) PMO Lead
4 10 (6.10%) Project Coordinator
5 7 (4.27%) Junior Project Manager
5 7 (4.27%) Junior
5 7 (4.27%) Project Officer
6 6 (3.66%) PMO Manager
6 6 (3.66%) Telecoms Project Manager
6 6 (3.66%) Data Centre Project Manager
6 6 (3.66%) Project Planner
7 5 (3.05%) Business Analyst
7 5 (3.05%) Consultant
7 5 (3.05%) PMO Analyst
7 5 (3.05%) Project Management Officer
8 4 (2.44%) Planning Manager
8 4 (2.44%) ICT Project Manager
8 4 (2.44%) PMO Consultant
8 4 (2.44%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.61%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 14 (8.54%) Life Science
1 14 (8.54%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (5.49%) Data Centre
2 9 (5.49%) Management Information System
3 6 (3.66%) DTV
4 3 (1.83%) PMI
4 3 (1.83%) Derivative
5 1 (0.61%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.61%) Mobile Banking
5 1 (0.61%) Clustering
5 1 (0.61%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 2 (1.22%) Windows
1 2 (1.22%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (1.22%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (53.66%) Project Management
2 71 (43.29%) PRINCE2
3 40 (24.39%) Programme Management
4 28 (17.07%) Stakeholder Management
5 22 (13.41%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 21 (12.80%) ITIL
7 18 (10.98%) Change Control
8 15 (9.15%) Change Management
9 13 (7.93%) Service Delivery
9 13 (7.93%) Business Intelligence
10 12 (7.32%) Service Management
11 10 (6.10%) Migration
11 10 (6.10%) Agile Software Development
11 10 (6.10%) SDLC
12 9 (5.49%) Matrix Management
12 9 (5.49%) Risk Management
13 8 (4.88%) Knowledge Management
14 7 (4.27%) Supplier Management
14 7 (4.27%) Resource Management
14 7 (4.27%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 5 (3.05%) SQL
2 4 (2.44%) VBA
3 1 (0.61%) Java
3 1 (0.61%) VB
Qualifications
1 30 (18.29%) Degree
2 9 (5.49%) Security Cleared
3 6 (3.66%) PMI Certification
4 4 (2.44%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 4 (2.44%) SC Cleared
5 3 (1.83%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 3 (1.83%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (1.83%) PMP
6 2 (1.22%) Six Sigma Green Belt
7 1 (0.61%) CAPM
7 1 (0.61%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.66%) P3O
2 4 (2.44%) SLA
2 4 (2.44%) QA
3 1 (0.61%) GMP
System Software
1 2 (1.22%) Active Directory
1 2 (1.22%) VMware ESX
1 2 (1.22%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (0.61%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 41 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 10 (6.10%) Oracle
2 10 (6.10%) SAP
3 7 (4.27%) Remedy
4 6 (3.66%) Citrix
5 3 (1.83%) Cisco
6 2 (1.22%) HP
6 2 (1.22%) NEC
6 2 (1.22%) VMware
7 1 (0.61%) Planview
7 1 (0.61%) ServiceNow
7 1 (0.61%) BT
7 1 (0.61%) CA
7 1 (0.61%) Business Objects
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