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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Project
Rank 81 87 97
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +10
Contract jobs citing MS Project 56 45 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.76% 1.52% 1.37%
As % of the Applications category 16.05% 13.93% 13.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 19 21
Average daily rate
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£410 £375 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.33% +33.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £199 £300 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £527 £495 £365
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 6
Average hourly rate £13.48 £31.56 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-57.29% +31.47%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.55 £19.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-12.89% -30.90%
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
349 323 350
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 10.97% 10.92% 10.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 171 117 139
Average daily rate £325 £313 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £164 £161 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £437 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.17% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 61 68
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -11.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.60 £29.00 £42.51
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.75 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+1.69% -4.83%

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 19 September 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
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 19 September 2014.

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 19 September 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
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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 -14 21 £410 +23.30% 8
Cheshire +11 16 £438 +45.83% 4
Lancashire - 16 £375 -
Merseyside +1 4 £410 -14.80% 2
MS Project
England

MS Project
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 71 (48.63%) MS Excel
2 62 (42.47%) Project Management
3 58 (39.73%) Microsoft
4 57 (39.04%) PRINCE2
5 53 (36.30%) Finance
6 43 (29.45%) MS Visio
7 34 (23.29%) MS Office
8 32 (21.92%) Stakeholder Management
9 20 (13.70%) Analytical Skills
10 19 (13.01%) MS PowerPoint
11 18 (12.33%) Windows
12 16 (10.96%) Migration
12 16 (10.96%) Security Cleared
13 15 (10.27%) Agile Software Development
14 14 (9.59%) Banking
14 14 (9.59%) PMI Certification
15 13 (8.90%) SharePoint
15 13 (8.90%) Change Management
15 13 (8.90%) QA
15 13 (8.90%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 12 (8.22%) Information Security
16 12 (8.22%) SAP
16 12 (8.22%) ITIL
17 11 (7.53%) SC Cleared
17 11 (7.53%) Change Control
17 11 (7.53%) Project Planning
17 11 (7.53%) Retail
18 10 (6.85%) MS Project Server
18 10 (6.85%) SQL Server
18 10 (6.85%) Windows XP

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 13 (8.90%) SharePoint
2 10 (6.85%) MS Project Server
3 7 (4.79%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (1.37%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.68%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (0.68%) IIS
5 1 (0.68%) Documentum
5 1 (0.68%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 71 (48.63%) MS Excel
2 43 (29.45%) MS Visio
3 34 (23.29%) MS Office
4 19 (13.01%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (2.05%) Oracle Retail
1 3 (2.05%) SAP BPC
2 2 (1.37%) Teamcenter
3 1 (0.68%) SAP HCM
3 1 (0.68%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.68%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.68%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.68%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.68%) Maximo
Communications & Networking
1 8 (5.48%) TCP/IP
2 7 (4.79%) WAN
3 6 (4.11%) Firewall
3 6 (4.11%) LAN
4 3 (2.05%) DNS
5 2 (1.37%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (1.37%) DHCP
6 1 (0.68%) VLAN
6 1 (0.68%) Unified Communications
6 1 (0.68%) DVB
6 1 (0.68%) 3G
6 1 (0.68%) Internet
6 1 (0.68%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (6.85%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 6 (4.11%) QlikView
3 3 (2.05%) SAP HANA
3 3 (2.05%) SAP Data Services
3 3 (2.05%) MS Access
3 3 (2.05%) BusinessObjects
3 3 (2.05%) SAP BW
4 2 (1.37%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.68%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (0.68%) Wise Package Studio
1 1 (0.68%) MSI
1 1 (0.68%) AdminStudio
General
1 53 (36.30%) Finance
2 14 (9.59%) Banking
3 11 (7.53%) Retail
4 4 (2.74%) Advertising
5 1 (0.68%) French Language
5 1 (0.68%) Russian Language
5 1 (0.68%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.68%) Legal
Job Titles
1 49 (33.56%) Project Manager
2 18 (12.33%) Analyst
3 9 (6.16%) Business Analyst
3 9 (6.16%) Programme Manager
3 9 (6.16%) Senior Project Manager
3 9 (6.16%) Senior Manager
4 6 (4.11%) Consultant
4 6 (4.11%) Project Planner
4 6 (4.11%) Programme Planner
4 6 (4.11%) PMO Lead
4 6 (4.11%) Project Officer
5 5 (3.42%) PMO Manager
5 5 (3.42%) Security Manager
5 5 (3.42%) Project Support Officer
6 4 (2.74%) PMO Analyst
7 3 (2.05%) SAP Manager
7 3 (2.05%) MI Analyst
7 3 (2.05%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 3 (2.05%) Coordinator
7 3 (2.05%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.05%) .NET
2 1 (0.68%) Software Packaging
2 1 (0.68%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 20 (13.70%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (6.85%) PMI
3 7 (4.79%) Management Information System
4 5 (3.42%) Mainframe
5 3 (2.05%) CMDB
5 3 (2.05%) FMCG
5 3 (2.05%) NHS
6 1 (0.68%) CCTV
6 1 (0.68%) STB
6 1 (0.68%) Reference Data
6 1 (0.68%) DTV
6 1 (0.68%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 18 (12.33%) Windows
2 10 (6.85%) Windows XP
3 8 (5.48%) UNIX
3 8 (5.48%) Windows 2000
3 8 (5.48%) Windows Vista
4 2 (1.37%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (1.37%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.68%) Windows 8
5 1 (0.68%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.68%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (42.47%) Project Management
2 57 (39.04%) PRINCE2
3 32 (21.92%) Stakeholder Management
4 16 (10.96%) Migration
5 15 (10.27%) Agile Software Development
6 13 (8.90%) Change Management
7 12 (8.22%) Information Security
7 12 (8.22%) ITIL
8 11 (7.53%) Change Control
8 11 (7.53%) Project Planning
9 9 (6.16%) Six Sigma
9 9 (6.16%) Validation
10 8 (5.48%) Risk Management
10 8 (5.48%) Programme Management
10 8 (5.48%) Data Analysis
11 7 (4.79%) Software Deployment
11 7 (4.79%) Mentoring
12 6 (4.11%) Quality Management
12 6 (4.11%) People Management
12 6 (4.11%) Portfolio Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (2.05%) ABAP
1 3 (2.05%) VBA
2 2 (1.37%) SQL
3 1 (0.68%) VB
3 1 (0.68%) C
Qualifications
1 16 (10.96%) Security Cleared
2 14 (9.59%) PMI Certification
3 13 (8.90%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 11 (7.53%) SC Cleared
5 10 (6.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 7 (4.79%) PMP
7 5 (3.42%) SAP Certification
7 5 (3.42%) ISEB
8 3 (2.05%) Degree
8 3 (2.05%) CISSP
8 3 (2.05%) CISA
9 2 (1.37%) ISTQB
9 2 (1.37%) Six Sigma Black Belt
10 1 (0.68%) CAPM
10 1 (0.68%) BC Cleared
10 1 (0.68%) CCNA
10 1 (0.68%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (8.90%) QA
2 3 (2.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (2.05%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.68%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.68%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 9 (6.16%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 3 (2.05%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (2.05%) SCCM
Vendors
1 58 (39.73%) Microsoft
2 12 (8.22%) SAP
3 8 (5.48%) Oracle
4 6 (4.11%) Splunk
5 3 (2.05%) Planview
5 3 (2.05%) Capita
5 3 (2.05%) Business Objects
5 3 (2.05%) Cisco
5 3 (2.05%) HP
6 2 (1.37%) Primavera
6 2 (1.37%) Northgate
7 1 (0.68%) Kronos
7 1 (0.68%) Infor
7 1 (0.68%) NorthgateArinso
7 1 (0.68%) McAfee
7 1 (0.68%) Adobe
7 1 (0.68%) VMware
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