The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Chester 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
Cheshire / Chester
Rank 19 - 24
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing MS Project 2 0 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 1.94% - 4.19%
As % of the Applications category 18.18% - 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 3
Median daily rate £625 - £310
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £374 £370
% change year-on-year -6.41% +1.08%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Median hourly rate - - £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 Chester with a requirement for software application skills.

Contract Software Application Skills
Chester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 11 14 24
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Chester 10.68% 9.27% 12.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 10 6
Median daily rate £365 £288 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +26.73% -7.09%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £330 £325
% change year-on-year +1.51% +1.53%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 12
Median hourly rate £12.50 £20.75 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -39.75% +48.21%  
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 Chester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Chester 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 Chester

MS Project
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Chester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MS Project in Chester

MS Project
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MS Project in Chester

MS Project
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

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 Chester region with a requirement for MS Project.

1 3 (75.00%) MS Excel
1 3 (75.00%) Project Management
1 3 (75.00%) Degree
2 2 (50.00%) Banking
2 2 (50.00%) Network Design
2 2 (50.00%) Validation
2 2 (50.00%) Service Management
2 2 (50.00%) ITSM
2 2 (50.00%) ITIL
2 2 (50.00%) MS Visio
2 2 (50.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (25.00%) Risk Analysis
3 1 (25.00%) MS Office
3 1 (25.00%) DNS
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2
3 1 (25.00%) Unix
3 1 (25.00%) E-Commerce
3 1 (25.00%) Risk Management
3 1 (25.00%) Finance
3 1 (25.00%) Legal
3 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (25.00%) F5
3 1 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (25.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (25.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 1 (25.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 1 (25.00%) Critical Success Factor

MS Project
Top Related IT Skills in Chester 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 (75.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (50.00%) MS Visio
3 1 (25.00%) MS Office
3 1 (25.00%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) Anycast
1 1 (25.00%) BIG-IP
1 1 (25.00%) DNS
1 1 (25.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
1 1 (25.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
General
1 2 (50.00%) Banking
2 1 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (25.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Design Engineer
1 2 (50.00%) Implementation Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Design Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Network Design Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Network Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Network Implementation Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Programme Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Project Management
2 2 (50.00%) ITIL
2 2 (50.00%) ITSM
2 2 (50.00%) Network Design
2 2 (50.00%) Service Management
2 2 (50.00%) Validation
3 1 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (25.00%) Critical Success Factor
3 1 (25.00%) E-Commerce
3 1 (25.00%) Load Balancing
3 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2
3 1 (25.00%) Programme Management
3 1 (25.00%) Project Planning
3 1 (25.00%) Risk Analysis
3 1 (25.00%) Risk Management
3 1 (25.00%) Root Cause Analysis
Qualifications
1 3 (75.00%) Degree
2 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) F5
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft