The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for MS Project skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited MS Project over the 3 months to 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Project
North West / Cheshire
Rank 40 69 48
Rank change year-on-year +29 -21  
Contract jobs citing MS Project 10 12 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.90% 1.24% 2.63%
As % of the Applications category 18.52% 10.62% 22.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 8 14
Median daily rate £619 £366 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +69.28% +17.90%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £614 £183 £138
10% offered a daily rate of more than £624 £454 £398
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £374 £370
% change year-on-year -6.41% +1.08%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 5
Median hourly rate £42.48 - £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.48 £39.67 £22.50
% change year-on-year +7.07% +76.31%  

MS 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 54 113 100
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 10.25% 11.71% 11.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 64 47
Median daily rate £295 £358 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.48% +19.16%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £107 £199 £138
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £451 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £330 £325
% change year-on-year +1.51% +1.53%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 12 21
Median hourly rate £39.98 £13.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +207.50% -7.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.20 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.62 £26.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.30 £16.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year -7.30% +13.79%  

MS Project
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire citing MS Project as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Applications category.

Job vacancy trend for MS Project in Cheshire

MS Project
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MS Project in Cheshire

MS Project
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MS Project in Cheshire

MS 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 MS Project within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 26 March 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
Crewe +11 5 - -
Chester - 2 £625 -
Knutsford - 2 - -
MS Project
North West

MS Project
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing MS 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 MS Project.

1 11 (73.33%) Project Management
2 7 (46.67%) MS Excel
3 6 (40.00%) Finance
4 5 (33.33%) VBA
4 5 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (33.33%) Neural Network
4 5 (33.33%) Critical Path Analysis
4 5 (33.33%) Business Analysis
4 5 (33.33%) Logistic Regression
4 5 (33.33%) Degree
4 5 (33.33%) Spreadsheet
4 5 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (33.33%) Infographics
4 5 (33.33%) Translating Business Requirements
4 5 (33.33%) Decision Tree
5 4 (26.67%) Waterfall
5 4 (26.67%) Visualisation
5 4 (26.67%) ITIL
5 4 (26.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 4 (26.67%) Back Office
6 3 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (20.00%) Management Information System
6 3 (20.00%) Unix
6 3 (20.00%) Data Entry
6 3 (20.00%) SC Cleared
6 3 (20.00%) Security Cleared
6 3 (20.00%) Computer Science
6 3 (20.00%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (20.00%) Project Planning
6 3 (20.00%) Data Visualisation

MS Project
Top Related 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 7 (46.67%) MS Excel
2 5 (33.33%) Spreadsheet
3 3 (20.00%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (13.33%) MS Visio
5 1 (6.67%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) Anycast
1 1 (6.67%) BIG-IP
1 1 (6.67%) DNS
1 1 (6.67%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
1 1 (6.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
General
1 6 (40.00%) Finance
2 4 (26.67%) Back Office
3 2 (13.33%) Banking
3 2 (13.33%) Legal
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) Analyst
2 4 (26.67%) Programme Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) Data Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) Programme Manager
3 3 (20.00%) Project Manager
4 2 (13.33%) Design Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Implementation Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Infrastructure Manager
4 2 (13.33%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Design Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Programme Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Network Design Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Network Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Network Implementation Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Programme Planner
Miscellaneous
1 5 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (20.00%) Computer Science
2 3 (20.00%) Management Information System
3 2 (13.33%) PMI
3 2 (13.33%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 3 (20.00%) Unix
2 2 (13.33%) Linux
2 2 (13.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (73.33%) Project Management
2 5 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (33.33%) Business Analysis
2 5 (33.33%) Critical Path Analysis
2 5 (33.33%) Decision Tree
2 5 (33.33%) Infographics
2 5 (33.33%) Logistic Regression
2 5 (33.33%) Neural Network
2 5 (33.33%) Translating Business Requirements
3 4 (26.67%) ITIL
3 4 (26.67%) Visualisation
3 4 (26.67%) Waterfall
4 3 (20.00%) Analytics
4 3 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (20.00%) Data Analysis
4 3 (20.00%) Data Entry
4 3 (20.00%) Data Visualisation
4 3 (20.00%) Project Planning
4 3 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (13.33%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 5 (33.33%) VBA
Qualifications
1 5 (33.33%) Degree
2 4 (26.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 3 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 3 (20.00%) Security Cleared
4 2 (13.33%) PMI Certification
5 1 (6.67%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) GDPR
1 1 (6.67%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (13.33%) Oracle
2 1 (6.67%) F5
2 1 (6.67%) Microsoft