The first table below looks at the demand for MS Project skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Yorkshire 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 West Yorkshire 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 81 44 50
Rank change year-on-year
-37 +6
Contract jobs citing MS Project 27 50 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 1.50% 3.77% 2.54%
As % of the Applications category 13.04% 25.51% 23.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 35 26
Average daily rate £351 £325 £346
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.84% -6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £281 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £420 £401
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £336 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.80% -3.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £32.75 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-12.97% -9.02%
Applications Category
West Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
207 196 189
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 11.48% 14.79% 10.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 132 102 86
Average daily rate £300 £310 £331
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% -6.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £136 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £395 £412
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £301 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.99% +0.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 30 23
Average hourly rate £13.00 £12.50 £12.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% +2.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £9.17 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £25.05 £22.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -8.82%
MS Project
Yorkshire

MS Project
Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MS Project across the West Yorkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Applications category.

MS Project Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

MS Project
Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MS Project across the West Yorkshire region.

MS Project Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

MS Project
Daily Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Project across the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

MS Project Daily Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

MS Project
Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MS Project across the West Yorkshire region.

MS Project Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

MS Project
Contract Job Locations in West Yorkshire

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 West Yorkshire 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
Leeds -37 12 £338 -7.46% 2
Halifax -9 7 £425 +34.92%
Bradford 0 2 £163 -51.49% 1
Bingley - 1 £450 -
Castleford - - - -
Huddersfield - - - - 1
MS Project
Yorkshire

MS Project
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Yorkshire 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 41 (56.16%) Finance
2 36 (49.32%) MS Excel
3 25 (34.25%) Microsoft
3 25 (34.25%) PRINCE2
4 23 (31.51%) Project Management
5 21 (28.77%) Stakeholder Management
6 19 (26.03%) MS Office
7 14 (19.18%) MS PowerPoint
8 12 (16.44%) Project Planning
9 11 (15.07%) Change Management
9 11 (15.07%) Change Control
10 10 (13.70%) MS Visio
11 8 (10.96%) Business Objects
11 8 (10.96%) SharePoint
11 8 (10.96%) SQL
11 8 (10.96%) Agile Software Development
12 7 (9.59%) Critical Path Analysis
13 6 (8.22%) Test Strategy
13 6 (8.22%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 6 (8.22%) Banking
13 6 (8.22%) Scrum
13 6 (8.22%) Oracle
13 6 (8.22%) PMP
13 6 (8.22%) PMI Certification
14 5 (6.85%) CRM
14 5 (6.85%) Spreadsheet
14 5 (6.85%) Team Foundation Server
14 5 (6.85%) User Stories
14 5 (6.85%) Enterprise Software
14 5 (6.85%) JIRA

MS Project
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Yorkshire 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 8 (10.96%) SharePoint
2 4 (5.48%) SAS
3 1 (1.37%) CMS
Applications
1 36 (49.32%) MS Excel
2 19 (26.03%) MS Office
3 14 (19.18%) MS PowerPoint
4 10 (13.70%) MS Visio
5 5 (6.85%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (2.74%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (1.37%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.11%) Internet
2 1 (1.37%) LAN
2 1 (1.37%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.48%) Oracle Database
2 2 (2.74%) Data Mining
3 1 (1.37%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 5 (6.85%) Team Foundation Server
1 5 (6.85%) JIRA
2 2 (2.74%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (1.37%) Selenium IDE
3 1 (1.37%) Selenium
General
1 41 (56.16%) Finance
2 6 (8.22%) Banking
3 4 (5.48%) Retail
4 2 (2.74%) Retail Banking
4 2 (2.74%) Legal
5 1 (1.37%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.37%) Czech Language
5 1 (1.37%) Hungarian Language
5 1 (1.37%) Polish Language
5 1 (1.37%) Romanian Language
5 1 (1.37%) Slovak Language
5 1 (1.37%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 28 (38.36%) Analyst
2 16 (21.92%) Project Manager
3 15 (20.55%) PMO Analyst
4 12 (16.44%) Programme Planner
5 11 (15.07%) Business Analyst
6 9 (12.33%) Project Planner
7 5 (6.85%) Business Manager
8 4 (5.48%) Business Project Manager
8 4 (5.48%) Senior Analyst
9 3 (4.11%) Financial Business Analyst
9 3 (4.11%) Business Objects Analyst
9 3 (4.11%) Agile Business Analyst
9 3 (4.11%) MI Analyst
9 3 (4.11%) IT Business Analyst
9 3 (4.11%) Financial Services Business Analyst
10 2 (2.74%) PMO Manager
10 2 (2.74%) ScrumMaster
10 2 (2.74%) Coordinator
10 2 (2.74%) Infrastructure Manager
10 2 (2.74%) Change Manager
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.85%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (2.74%) Smart Meter
3 1 (1.37%) E-Learning
3 1 (1.37%) NHS
3 1 (1.37%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.37%) Digital Media
3 1 (1.37%) Statistics
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (34.25%) PRINCE2
2 23 (31.51%) Project Management
3 21 (28.77%) Stakeholder Management
4 12 (16.44%) Project Planning
5 11 (15.07%) Change Management
5 11 (15.07%) Change Control
6 8 (10.96%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (9.59%) Critical Path Analysis
8 6 (8.22%) Test Strategy
8 6 (8.22%) Scrum
9 5 (6.85%) CRM
9 5 (6.85%) User Stories
9 5 (6.85%) Resource Management
10 4 (5.48%) Data Analysis
10 4 (5.48%) Business Analysis
10 4 (5.48%) Data Reconciliation
10 4 (5.48%) Continuous Integration
11 3 (4.11%) TDD
11 3 (4.11%) DSDM
11 3 (4.11%) Agile Project Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (10.96%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (8.22%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
1 6 (8.22%) PMP
1 6 (8.22%) PMI Certification
2 2 (2.74%) ISEB
3 1 (1.37%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (1.37%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.37%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.48%) QA
2 1 (1.37%) FATCA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.37%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 25 (34.25%) Microsoft
2 8 (10.96%) Business Objects
3 6 (8.22%) Oracle
4 1 (1.37%) SAP