Period
to 21 January 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 21 January 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
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 83 81 95
Rank change year-on-year -2 +14 -30
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Project 5 10 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.41% 0.78% 0.69%
As % of the Applications category 4.63% 7.69% 7.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 6 8
Cheshire median daily rate £375 £520 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -27.88% +89.09% -32.93%
10th Percentile £363 £493 £78
90th Percentile £388 £530 £433
North West median daily rate £425 £395 £381
% change year-on-year +7.59% +3.81% +1.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Cheshire median hourly rate - - £22.50
North West median hourly rate £24.56 - £40.00

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 108 130 177
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 8.77% 10.10% 8.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 90 109
Cheshire median daily rate £335 £364 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.90% +11.92% +24.40%
10th Percentile £186 £122 £163
90th Percentile £488 £530 £450
North West median daily rate £335 £345 £325
% change year-on-year -2.90% +6.15% +9.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 12 16
Cheshire median hourly rate £14.50 £12.75 £11.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.73% +10.87% -28.13%
10th Percentile £11.10 £10.50 £9.49
90th Percentile £18.65 £21.00 £18.88
North West median hourly rate £14.46 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -9.63% -8.57% +13.27%

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 6 months to 21 January 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
Warrington +9 3 - -
Knutsford - 1 - -
Microsoft Project
North West

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, 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 3 (60.00%) Microsoft Office
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (60.00%) Dependency Management
1 3 (60.00%) PMO
2 2 (40.00%) Project Management
3 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (20.00%) Oracle
3 1 (20.00%) Law
3 1 (20.00%) Programme Management
3 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (20.00%) Banking
3 1 (20.00%) Investment Banking
3 1 (20.00%) Project Planning
3 1 (20.00%) Wealth Management
3 1 (20.00%) Change Control

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:

Applications
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Excel
General
1 1 (20.00%) Banking
1 1 (20.00%) Investment Banking
1 1 (20.00%) Law
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Project Planner
2 2 (40.00%) Project Manager
3 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Dependency Management
2 2 (40.00%) Project Management
3 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (20.00%) Change Control
3 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2
3 1 (20.00%) Programme Management
3 1 (20.00%) Project Planning
3 1 (20.00%) Wealth Management
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (60.00%) PMO
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle