Period
to 22 July 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for Microsoft Project skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Microsoft Project over the 6 months to 22 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Project
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
22 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 80 74 89
Rank change year-on-year -6 +15 -9
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Project 16 17 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.17% 1.37% 1.39%
As % of the Applications category 13.22% 16.19% 18.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 10 14
Cheshire median daily rate £360 £400 £333
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +20.30% +7.26%
10th Percentile £313 £299 £167
90th Percentile £513 £632 £463
North West median daily rate £369 £400 £375
% change year-on-year -7.69% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 0
Cheshire median hourly rate - £42.48 -
North West median hourly rate £16.50 £42.48 £40.00
% change year-on-year -61.15% +6.19% +45.45%

Microsoft Project is in the Software Applications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for software application skills.

All Software Application Skills
Cheshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 121 105 139
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 8.88% 8.45% 7.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 65 76
Cheshire median daily rate £350 £350 £306
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.29% -5.77%
10th Percentile £123 £123 £161
90th Percentile £498 £433 £444
North West median daily rate £343 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +5.38% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 22 4
Cheshire median hourly rate £14.00 £14.25 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.75% +9.62% -25.71%
North West median hourly rate £14.50 £17.25 £20.00
% change year-on-year -15.94% -13.75% +31.15%

Microsoft Project
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings citing Microsoft Project as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Project in Cheshire

Microsoft Project
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Microsoft Project in Cheshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Project in Cheshire

Microsoft Project
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Project in Cheshire over the 6 months to 22 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Project in Cheshire

Microsoft Project
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Project in Cheshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Project in Cheshire

Microsoft Project
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Project within the Cheshire region over the 6 months to 22 July 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Knutsford -10 6 £360 -7.69%
Crewe -21 2 £475 - 1
Warrington - 2 £525 -
Wilmslow - 1 £250 -
Alderley Edge - 1 £325 -
Macclesfield - 1 £325 -
Microsoft Project
North West

For the 6 months to 22 July 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Project also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for Microsoft Project.

1 12 (75.00%) Project Management
2 11 (68.75%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (50.00%) Project Planning
3 8 (50.00%) Finance
4 7 (43.75%) Oracle
4 7 (43.75%) Waterfall
5 6 (37.50%) Unix
5 6 (37.50%) Windows
5 6 (37.50%) Linux
5 6 (37.50%) RUP
5 6 (37.50%) PMI Certification
5 6 (37.50%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (37.50%) PRINCE
5 6 (37.50%) Change Management
5 6 (37.50%) SDLC
6 5 (31.25%) Problem-Solving
6 5 (31.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 5 (31.25%) PMI
6 5 (31.25%) ITIL
6 5 (31.25%) Supplier Management
6 5 (31.25%) Computer Science
7 4 (25.00%) JIRA
7 4 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
7 4 (25.00%) SharePoint
7 4 (25.00%) Microsoft
8 3 (18.75%) Analytics
8 3 (18.75%) Google
8 3 (18.75%) Change Control
8 3 (18.75%) PMO
9 2 (12.50%) Geospatial Data

Microsoft Project
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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 4 (25.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (12.50%) Confluence
3 1 (6.25%) CMS
Applications
1 4 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (6.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (6.25%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 2 (12.50%) Google Drive
1 2 (12.50%) Trello
2 1 (6.25%) Google Analytics
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (12.50%) Geospatial Data
Development Applications
1 4 (25.00%) JIRA
General
1 8 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (12.50%) Banking
3 1 (6.25%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 6 (37.50%) Delivery Manager
1 6 (37.50%) Infrastructure Delivery Manager
1 6 (37.50%) Infrastructure Manager
1 6 (37.50%) Project Manager
2 1 (6.25%) Agile Project Manager
2 1 (6.25%) Clinical Project Manager
2 1 (6.25%) Cutover Manager
2 1 (6.25%) Digital Agile Project Manager
2 1 (6.25%) Digital Project Manager
2 1 (6.25%) Digital Transformation
2 1 (6.25%) Junior
2 1 (6.25%) Junior PMO
2 1 (6.25%) Junior Project Manager
2 1 (6.25%) PMO Manager
2 1 (6.25%) PMO Planner
2 1 (6.25%) PMO Project Manager
2 1 (6.25%) Project Officer
2 1 (6.25%) Project Support Officer
2 1 (6.25%) Technical Manager
2 1 (6.25%) Technical Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) CSS
1 1 (6.25%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (31.25%) Computer Science
1 5 (31.25%) PMI
2 2 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (6.25%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 6 (37.50%) Linux
1 6 (37.50%) Unix
1 6 (37.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (75.00%) Project Management
2 11 (68.75%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (50.00%) Project Planning
4 7 (43.75%) Waterfall
5 6 (37.50%) Change Management
5 6 (37.50%) PRINCE
5 6 (37.50%) RUP
5 6 (37.50%) SDLC
5 6 (37.50%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (31.25%) ITIL
6 5 (31.25%) Problem-Solving
6 5 (31.25%) Supplier Management
7 3 (18.75%) Analytics
7 3 (18.75%) Change Control
8 2 (12.50%) Artificial Intelligence
8 2 (12.50%) Data Architecture
8 2 (12.50%) Data Integration
8 2 (12.50%) Machine Learning
8 2 (12.50%) Predictive Modelling
8 2 (12.50%) Time Management
Qualifications
1 6 (37.50%) PMI Certification
2 5 (31.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (6.25%) DBS Check
3 1 (6.25%) PMP
3 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
3 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (18.75%) PMO
2 1 (6.25%) QA
Vendors
1 7 (43.75%) Oracle
2 4 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (18.75%) Google