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 26 August 2016 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
26 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Project
Rank 118 120 77
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -43
Contract jobs citing MS Project 30 43 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.86% 1.02% 2.13%
As % of the Applications category 10.24% 10.02% 17.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 21 36
Median daily rate £393 £400 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.68% -2.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £250 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £460 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £367 £350 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.71% -5.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 3
Median hourly rate £20.39 £25.00 £13.48
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.44% +85.52%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £21.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+34.88% +34.37%
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
293 429 380
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 8.41% 10.13% 11.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 163 223 184
Median daily rate £350 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £159 £175 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £474 £464
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 60 51
Median hourly rate £20.39 £14.25 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+43.08% -16.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.65 £10.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.82 £43.28 £31.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £14.50 £15.06
% change year-on-year
+13.79% -3.71%

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 26 August 2016.

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 26 August 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MS Project within the North West region over the 3 months to 26 August 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 13 £390 -4.29% 9
Cheshire +10 6 £520 +20.93%
Lancashire +14 3 - - 1
Merseyside +8 3 £325 +49.42%
Cumbria - 3 - - 1
MS Project
England

MS Project
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 August 2016, 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 41 (45.56%) MS Excel
2 39 (43.33%) Project Management
3 36 (40.00%) Finance
4 33 (36.67%) Microsoft
5 27 (30.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 19 (21.11%) PRINCE2
7 17 (18.89%) Banking
7 17 (18.89%) MS PowerPoint
8 15 (16.67%) SharePoint
9 13 (14.44%) MS Visio
9 13 (14.44%) Agile Software Development
10 11 (12.22%) Analytical Skills
10 11 (12.22%) Oracle
11 10 (11.11%) MS Office
11 10 (11.11%) ITIL
12 9 (10.00%) ERP
12 9 (10.00%) PMI Certification
12 9 (10.00%) Change Management
13 8 (8.89%) QA
13 8 (8.89%) Project Planning
13 8 (8.89%) Degree
13 8 (8.89%) Matrix Organization
13 8 (8.89%) VBA
14 7 (7.78%) Unix
14 7 (7.78%) Programme Management
14 7 (7.78%) Change Control
15 6 (6.67%) SDLC
15 6 (6.67%) Dashboard Development
15 6 (6.67%) VMware
15 6 (6.67%) Management Information System

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 15 (16.67%) SharePoint
2 5 (5.56%) SharePoint 2013
2 5 (5.56%) WebSphere
2 5 (5.56%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (1.11%) MS Project Server
3 1 (1.11%) SAS
3 1 (1.11%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 41 (45.56%) MS Excel
2 17 (18.89%) MS PowerPoint
3 13 (14.44%) MS Visio
4 10 (11.11%) MS Office
5 1 (1.11%) InfoPath
5 1 (1.11%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.11%) Oracle ERP
1 1 (1.11%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.22%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (2.22%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.11%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.11%) Google Apps
2 1 (1.11%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.56%) FTP
1 5 (5.56%) HTTP
1 5 (5.56%) TCP/IP
2 2 (2.22%) 2G
2 2 (2.22%) 3G
2 2 (2.22%) 4G
2 2 (2.22%) BIG-IP
2 2 (2.22%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 2 (2.22%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 2 (2.22%) GSM
2 2 (2.22%) LTE
2 2 (2.22%) MPLS
2 2 (2.22%) Network Security
2 2 (2.22%) Radio Access Network
2 2 (2.22%) UMTS
3 1 (1.11%) DNS
3 1 (1.11%) Firewall
3 1 (1.11%) LAN
3 1 (1.11%) VoIP
3 1 (1.11%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.56%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.44%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (2.22%) Data Warehouse
General
1 36 (40.00%) Finance
2 17 (18.89%) Banking
3 3 (3.33%) Local Government
4 2 (2.22%) Marketing
4 2 (2.22%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.11%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.11%) French Language
5 1 (1.11%) German Language
5 1 (1.11%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.11%) Legal
5 1 (1.11%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.11%) Multimedia
5 1 (1.11%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.11%) Retail
Job Titles
1 30 (33.33%) Project Manager
2 18 (20.00%) Analyst
3 9 (10.00%) PMO Analyst
3 9 (10.00%) Project Planner
4 8 (8.89%) Programme Planner
5 6 (6.67%) SharePoint Analyst
6 5 (5.56%) IT Manager
6 5 (5.56%) IT Project Manager
6 5 (5.56%) PMO Support Analyst
6 5 (5.56%) SharePoint Support
6 5 (5.56%) Support Analyst
7 4 (4.44%) Programme Office Support
8 3 (3.33%) Consultant
8 3 (3.33%) Finance Manager
8 3 (3.33%) Finance Project Manager
8 3 (3.33%) Implementation Engineer
8 3 (3.33%) OAT Test Analyst
8 3 (3.33%) PMO Consultant
8 3 (3.33%) Technical Project Manager
8 3 (3.33%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.56%) SOAP
1 5 (5.56%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (1.11%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (12.22%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (6.67%) Management Information System
3 3 (3.33%) Computer Science
3 3 (3.33%) PMI
3 3 (3.33%) Private Cloud
4 2 (2.22%) Credit Risk
4 2 (2.22%) Data Centre
4 2 (2.22%) Hybrid Cloud
4 2 (2.22%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.11%) CCTV
5 1 (1.11%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.11%) Smart Meter
5 1 (1.11%) Social Media
5 1 (1.11%) Statistics
5 1 (1.11%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (7.78%) Unix
2 6 (6.67%) Windows
3 1 (1.11%) Android
3 1 (1.11%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (43.33%) Project Management
2 27 (30.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 19 (21.11%) PRINCE2
4 13 (14.44%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (11.11%) ITIL
6 9 (10.00%) Change Management
6 9 (10.00%) ERP
7 8 (8.89%) Matrix Organization
7 8 (8.89%) Project Planning
8 7 (7.78%) Change Control
8 7 (7.78%) Programme Management
9 6 (6.67%) Dashboard Development
9 6 (6.67%) SDLC
10 5 (5.56%) Functional Testing
10 5 (5.56%) Line Management
10 5 (5.56%) Migration
10 5 (5.56%) Non-Functional Testing
10 5 (5.56%) Operational Acceptance Testing
10 5 (5.56%) Resource Management
10 5 (5.56%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (8.89%) VBA
2 5 (5.56%) SQL
3 2 (2.22%) C
3 2 (2.22%) VB
4 1 (1.11%) Java
4 1 (1.11%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.11%) PHP
Qualifications
1 9 (10.00%) PMI Certification
2 8 (8.89%) Degree
3 6 (6.67%) PMP
4 5 (5.56%) ISEB
5 2 (2.22%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.11%) APMP
6 1 (1.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (1.11%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (1.11%) Security Cleared
6 1 (1.11%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (8.89%) QA
2 2 (2.22%) FATCA
3 1 (1.11%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (1.11%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.11%) UAG
1 1 (1.11%) Virtual Machines
1 1 (1.11%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (5.56%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 33 (36.67%) Microsoft
2 11 (12.22%) Oracle
3 6 (6.67%) VMware
4 4 (4.44%) PeopleSoft
5 2 (2.22%) BT
5 2 (2.22%) Ericsson
5 2 (2.22%) F5
5 2 (2.22%) Google
5 2 (2.22%) Huawei
5 2 (2.22%) Nokia
5 2 (2.22%) Nokia Networks
5 2 (2.22%) Rackspace
6 1 (1.11%) Apple
6 1 (1.11%) Cisco
6 1 (1.11%) Citrix
6 1 (1.11%) Facebook
6 1 (1.11%) GoldenSource
6 1 (1.11%) Planview
6 1 (1.11%) Siemens
6 1 (1.11%) Twitter