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 26 November 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
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Project
Rank 97 106 100
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -6
Contract jobs citing MS Project 42 27 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.34% 0.97% 1.12%
As % of the Applications category 11.35% 8.52% 12.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 8 12
Average daily rate
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£344 £316 £316
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £176 £213 £156
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £405 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £364 £335
% change year-on-year
-3.78% +8.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 4
Average hourly rate - £44.90 £23.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +93.11%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £18.25 £18.80
% change year-on-year
+91.78% -2.93%
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
370 317 284
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 11.77% 11.37% 9.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 193 135 119
Average daily rate £298 £273 £298
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.17% -8.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £135 £126
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 47 35
Average hourly rate £14.00 £17.00 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% +36.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.21 £9.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.50 £44.90 £35.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%

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 26 November 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 26 November 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
Cheshire +15 14 £290 +28.88% 3
Manchester -13 13 £338 +1.50% 7
Lancashire - 7 £486 - 1
Merseyside -1 4 £225 +21.62%
MS Project
England

MS Project
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 54 (51.43%) Microsoft
2 41 (39.05%) Project Management
3 40 (38.10%) MS Excel
4 37 (35.24%) MS Office
5 34 (32.38%) Finance
6 31 (29.52%) MS Visio
7 29 (27.62%) PRINCE2
8 19 (18.10%) Stakeholder Management
9 16 (15.24%) Analytical Skills
10 15 (14.29%) MS PowerPoint
11 12 (11.43%) Windows
12 11 (10.48%) SharePoint
13 10 (9.52%) Windows XP
13 10 (9.52%) Retail
13 10 (9.52%) Security Cleared
14 9 (8.57%) MS Project Server
14 9 (8.57%) TCP/IP
14 9 (8.57%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 9 (8.57%) Windows 2000
15 8 (7.62%) Oracle
15 8 (7.62%) SQL Server
15 8 (7.62%) Project Planning
15 8 (7.62%) Windows Vista
15 8 (7.62%) Banking
15 8 (7.62%) Software Deployment
16 7 (6.67%) SC Cleared
16 7 (6.67%) SharePoint 2010
16 7 (6.67%) SAP
16 7 (6.67%) Validation
17 6 (5.71%) Quality Management

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

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 11 (10.48%) SharePoint
2 9 (8.57%) MS Project Server
3 7 (6.67%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (0.95%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.95%) IIS
4 1 (0.95%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 40 (38.10%) MS Excel
2 37 (35.24%) MS Office
3 31 (29.52%) MS Visio
4 15 (14.29%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (2.86%) Oracle Retail
2 2 (1.90%) Tridion
2 2 (1.90%) SAP BPC
3 1 (0.95%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.95%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.95%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.95%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (8.57%) TCP/IP
2 5 (4.76%) Firewall
3 4 (3.81%) DNS
4 3 (2.86%) LAN
4 3 (2.86%) WAN
4 3 (2.86%) DHCP
5 2 (1.90%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.95%) Unified Communications
6 1 (0.95%) WAAS
6 1 (0.95%) VLAN
6 1 (0.95%) SAN
6 1 (0.95%) DVB
6 1 (0.95%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (7.62%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.90%) SAP BW
2 2 (1.90%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (1.90%) SAP HANA
2 2 (1.90%) Oracle Database
2 2 (1.90%) SAP Data Services
3 1 (0.95%) MS Access
3 1 (0.95%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (2.86%) JIRA
2 2 (1.90%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (0.95%) Dreamweaver
General
1 34 (32.38%) Finance
2 10 (9.52%) Retail
3 8 (7.62%) Banking
4 5 (4.76%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.90%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.95%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 37 (35.24%) Project Manager
2 11 (10.48%) Analyst
3 6 (5.71%) Consultant
3 6 (5.71%) PMO Lead
4 5 (4.76%) Project Coordinator
4 5 (4.76%) Project Administrator
4 5 (4.76%) Business Analyst
4 5 (4.76%) Coordinator
4 5 (4.76%) Administrator
5 4 (3.81%) Senior Manager
5 4 (3.81%) Senior Project Manager
5 4 (3.81%) Project Officer
5 4 (3.81%) Security Manager
6 3 (2.86%) Project Support Officer
6 3 (2.86%) Desktop Support
7 2 (1.90%) Support Engineer
7 2 (1.90%) Architect
7 2 (1.90%) Test Manager
7 2 (1.90%) Developer
7 2 (1.90%) Project Planner
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.95%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 16 (15.24%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (3.81%) Management Information System
3 3 (2.86%) Statistics
3 3 (2.86%) PMI
4 2 (1.90%) Mainframe
4 2 (1.90%) NHS
5 1 (0.95%) iPad
5 1 (0.95%) User Experience
5 1 (0.95%) STB
5 1 (0.95%) CCTV
5 1 (0.95%) Reference Data
5 1 (0.95%) iPhone
5 1 (0.95%) CMDB
5 1 (0.95%) Life Science
5 1 (0.95%) DTV
5 1 (0.95%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 12 (11.43%) Windows
2 10 (9.52%) Windows XP
3 9 (8.57%) Windows 2000
4 8 (7.62%) Windows Vista
5 2 (1.90%) UNIX
5 2 (1.90%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.95%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.95%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.95%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.95%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (39.05%) Project Management
2 29 (27.62%) PRINCE2
3 19 (18.10%) Stakeholder Management
4 8 (7.62%) Project Planning
4 8 (7.62%) Software Deployment
5 7 (6.67%) Validation
6 6 (5.71%) Quality Management
6 6 (5.71%) Change Management
6 6 (5.71%) Information Security
6 6 (5.71%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (5.71%) Time Management
7 5 (4.76%) ITIL
7 5 (4.76%) Programme Management
7 5 (4.76%) Migration
7 5 (4.76%) Risk Management
8 4 (3.81%) PLM
8 4 (3.81%) Scrum
8 4 (3.81%) Data Modelling
8 4 (3.81%) Six Sigma
8 4 (3.81%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (1.90%) SQL
1 2 (1.90%) ABAP
1 2 (1.90%) VBA
Qualifications
1 10 (9.52%) Security Cleared
2 7 (6.67%) SC Cleared
3 6 (5.71%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 5 (4.76%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 5 (4.76%) PMP
4 5 (4.76%) PMI Certification
5 4 (3.81%) SAP Certification
6 3 (2.86%) CISSP
6 3 (2.86%) CISA
7 2 (1.90%) Degree
8 1 (0.95%) BC Cleared
8 1 (0.95%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.95%) Six Sigma Black Belt
8 1 (0.95%) ISEB
8 1 (0.95%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.95%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.95%) CCNA
8 1 (0.95%) MCP
8 1 (0.95%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.81%) QA
2 3 (2.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.95%) Solvency II
System Software
1 5 (4.76%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.95%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.95%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 9 (8.57%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 4 (3.81%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.95%) SCCM
Vendors
1 54 (51.43%) Microsoft
2 8 (7.62%) Oracle
3 7 (6.67%) SAP
4 5 (4.76%) Cisco
5 3 (2.86%) HP
6 2 (1.90%) Business Objects
6 2 (1.90%) Planview
6 2 (1.90%) Capita
6 2 (1.90%) EPiServer
6 2 (1.90%) hybris
7 1 (0.95%) Northgate
7 1 (0.95%) Citrix
7 1 (0.95%) Adobe
7 1 (0.95%) Pegasus
7 1 (0.95%) Lotus
7 1 (0.95%) TOWER Software
7 1 (0.95%) VMware
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