The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Halifax 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 30 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.

Microsoft Project
West Yorkshire / Halifax
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 14 19 18
Rank change year-on-year +5 -1  
Contract jobs citing MS Project 2 1 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Halifax 2.67% 1.00% 4.17%
As % of the Applications category 22.22% 8.33% 25.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 3
Median daily rate £282 £425 £356
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -33.76% +19.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £276 £425 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £287 £425 £388
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £365 £360
% change year-on-year -4.10% +1.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Halifax with a requirement for software application skills.

Contract Software Application Skills
Halifax
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 9 12 27
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Halifax 12.00% 12.00% 16.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 10 19
Median daily rate £282 £350 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -19.57% -11.61%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £321 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £485 £462
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £335 £325
% change year-on-year +0.74% +3.07%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Median hourly rate £11.25 £9.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -28.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year -6.06% +13.79%  

MS Project
Job Vacancy Trend in Halifax

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Halifax 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 Halifax

MS Project
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Halifax

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MS Project in Halifax

For the 6 months to 30 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 Halifax region with a requirement for MS Project.

1 4 (100.00%) Banking
1 4 (100.00%) Finance
1 4 (100.00%) PMO
2 3 (75.00%) MS Excel
3 2 (50.00%) Retail
3 2 (50.00%) QA
4 1 (25.00%) Legal
4 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (25.00%) Data Entry
4 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 1 (25.00%) Project Governance
4 1 (25.00%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (25.00%) Retail Banking
4 1 (25.00%) MS Office
4 1 (25.00%) SharePoint
4 1 (25.00%) Microsoft

MS Project
Co-occurring IT Skills in Halifax 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 (25.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (75.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (25.00%) MS Office
2 1 (25.00%) MS PowerPoint
General
1 4 (100.00%) Banking
1 4 (100.00%) Finance
2 2 (50.00%) Retail
3 1 (25.00%) Legal
3 1 (25.00%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Analyst
1 3 (75.00%) PMO Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) HR Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) PMO Manager
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Data Entry
1 1 (25.00%) Project Governance
1 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
1 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (100.00%) PMO
2 2 (50.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft