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 3 months to 28 June 2017 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
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 61 62 70
Rank change year-on-year +1 +8  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Project 2 12 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.32% 1.31% 0.84%
As % of the Applications category 4.08% 18.18% 10.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 5
Median daily rate £395 £300 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +31.66% +33.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £386 £171 £158
10% offered a daily rate of more than £404 £400 £533
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £338 £375
% change year-on-year +11.11% -10.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.12 £25.50 £31.40
% change year-on-year -1.49% -18.78%  

Microsoft Project is in the software application skills category. The next 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.

Contract Software Application Skills
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 49 66 80
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 7.75% 7.22% 8.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 57 60
Median daily rate £363 £338 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.40% +3.84%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £133 £197
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £446 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +3.84% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 0 12
Median hourly rate £13.00 - £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 - £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 - £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year -6.06% +17.85%  

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 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 3 months to 28 June 2017. 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 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
Knutsford - 2 £395 -
Microsoft Project
North West

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for Microsoft Project.

1 7 (58.33%) Project Management
1 7 (58.33%) Finance
1 7 (58.33%) Business Analysis
2 5 (41.67%) Neural Network
2 5 (41.67%) Critical Path Analysis
2 5 (41.67%) Logistic Regression
2 5 (41.67%) Spreadsheet
2 5 (41.67%) Stakeholder Management
2 5 (41.67%) VBA
2 5 (41.67%) Translating Business Requirements
2 5 (41.67%) Infographics
2 5 (41.67%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (41.67%) Decision Tree
3 4 (33.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 4 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (25.00%) Analytics
4 3 (25.00%) Data Visualisation
4 3 (25.00%) Data Entry
4 3 (25.00%) Visualisation
4 3 (25.00%) SC Cleared
4 3 (25.00%) Security Cleared
4 3 (25.00%) Data Analysis
4 3 (25.00%) Project Planning
4 3 (25.00%) Management Information System
4 3 (25.00%) Back Office
5 2 (16.67%) Scrum
5 2 (16.67%) Legal
5 2 (16.67%) TDD
5 2 (16.67%) Banking
5 2 (16.67%) PMI

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 2 (16.67%) Confluence
Applications
1 5 (41.67%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Development Applications
1 2 (16.67%) JIRA
General
1 7 (58.33%) Finance
2 3 (25.00%) Back Office
3 2 (16.67%) Banking
3 2 (16.67%) Legal
Job Titles
1 7 (58.33%) Analyst
2 4 (33.33%) Programme Analyst
3 3 (25.00%) Data Analyst
3 3 (25.00%) Programme Manager
4 2 (16.67%) Banking Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) Banking Business Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) Business Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) Infrastructure Manager
4 2 (16.67%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 2 (16.67%) Project Manager
5 1 (8.33%) Agile Business Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Programme Manager
Miscellaneous
1 5 (41.67%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (25.00%) Management Information System
3 2 (16.67%) PMI
3 2 (16.67%) RIA
4 1 (8.33%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (16.67%) Linux
1 2 (16.67%) Unix
1 2 (16.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (58.33%) Business Analysis
1 7 (58.33%) Project Management
2 5 (41.67%) Critical Path Analysis
2 5 (41.67%) Decision Tree
2 5 (41.67%) Infographics
2 5 (41.67%) Logistic Regression
2 5 (41.67%) Neural Network
2 5 (41.67%) Stakeholder Management
2 5 (41.67%) Translating Business Requirements
3 4 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (25.00%) Analytics
4 3 (25.00%) Data Analysis
4 3 (25.00%) Data Entry
4 3 (25.00%) Data Visualisation
4 3 (25.00%) Project Planning
4 3 (25.00%) Visualisation
5 2 (16.67%) Change Control
5 2 (16.67%) Programme Delivery
5 2 (16.67%) SDLC
5 2 (16.67%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 5 (41.67%) VBA
Qualifications
1 4 (33.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 3 (25.00%) SC Cleared
2 3 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (16.67%) Degree
3 2 (16.67%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) GDPR
1 1 (8.33%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (16.67%) Oracle
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft