Period
to 19 November 2017

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 19 November 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
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 79 86 99
Rank change year-on-year +7 +13 -30
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Project 10 13 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.75% 0.89% 0.76%
As % of the Applications category 9.01% 9.70% 8.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 7 11
Cheshire median daily rate £369 £520 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -29.09% +80.56% -29.76%
10th Percentile £293 £440 £80
90th Percentile £438 £530 £460
North West median daily rate £425 £397 £400
% change year-on-year +7.19% -0.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Cheshire median hourly rate - - £22.50
North West median hourly rate £25.12 £20.39 £25.00
% change year-on-year +23.20% -18.44% +85.53%

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 111 134 179
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 8.38% 9.15% 8.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 92 99
Cheshire median daily rate £316 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.64% +7.69% +20.93%
10th Percentile £146 £123 £161
90th Percentile £429 £530 £462
North West median daily rate £325 £335 £325
% change year-on-year -2.99% +3.08% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 10 16
Cheshire median hourly rate £13.00 £15.25 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.75% +8.93% -9.68%
10th Percentile £11.13 £10.50 £9.81
90th Percentile £19.00 £21.00 £31.88
North West median hourly rate £14.13 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -11.72% -8.57% +9.38%

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 19 November 2017.

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 19 November 2017. 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 - 4 £300 -
Warrington +21 3 - -
Microsoft Project
North West

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 8 (80.00%) PMO
2 7 (70.00%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (60.00%) Finance
4 5 (50.00%) Dependency Management
5 4 (40.00%) Banking
6 3 (30.00%) Project Planning
6 3 (30.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Excel
6 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
6 3 (30.00%) Project Management
7 2 (20.00%) Programme Management
7 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (20.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 2 (20.00%) Change Control
7 2 (20.00%) Advertising
8 1 (10.00%) User Stories
8 1 (10.00%) Acceptance Criteria
8 1 (10.00%) Retail Banking
8 1 (10.00%) TDD
8 1 (10.00%) Investment Banking
8 1 (10.00%) Business Analysis
8 1 (10.00%) Wealth Management
8 1 (10.00%) Kanban
8 1 (10.00%) Confluence
8 1 (10.00%) BDD
8 1 (10.00%) Degree
8 1 (10.00%) JIRA
8 1 (10.00%) Scrum
8 1 (10.00%) Law
8 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2

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 1 (10.00%) Confluence
Applications
1 7 (70.00%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (20.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) JIRA
General
1 6 (60.00%) Finance
2 4 (40.00%) Banking
3 2 (20.00%) Advertising
4 1 (10.00%) Investment Banking
4 1 (10.00%) Law
4 1 (10.00%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Project Planner
2 2 (20.00%) Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Banking Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Consultant
2 2 (20.00%) PMO Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Agile Business Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Banking Business Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Business Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 1 (10.00%) PMO Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) PMO Lead
3 1 (10.00%) Project Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Senior PMO
3 1 (10.00%) Senior PMO Analyst
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) Dependency Management
2 3 (30.00%) Project Management
2 3 (30.00%) Project Planning
2 3 (30.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (20.00%) Change Control
3 2 (20.00%) Programme Management
4 1 (10.00%) Acceptance Criteria
4 1 (10.00%) BDD
4 1 (10.00%) Business Analysis
4 1 (10.00%) Kanban
4 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2
4 1 (10.00%) Scrum
4 1 (10.00%) TDD
4 1 (10.00%) User Stories
4 1 (10.00%) Wealth Management
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (80.00%) PMO
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) Microsoft