Period
to 21 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 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 2019 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 > Lancashire
6 months to
21 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 53 48 62
Rank change year-on-year -5 +14 +10
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Project 16 6 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 2.41% 1.37% 0.53%
As % of the Applications category 29.09% 21.43% 7.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 2 0
Lancashire median daily rate £369 £375 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.67% - -
North West median daily rate £343 £425 £395
% change year-on-year -19.41% +7.59% +3.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
Lancashire median hourly rate £35.00 £24.56 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.51% - -
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £24.56 -
% change year-on-year +42.51% - -

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 Lancashire with a requirement for software application skills.

All Software Application Skills
Lancashire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 55 28 38
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 8.30% 6.38% 6.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 13 13
Lancashire median daily rate £325 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.33% +15.38% +5.26%
10th Percentile £219 £203 £250
90th Percentile £438 £440 £385
North West median daily rate £325 £335 £345
% change year-on-year -2.99% -2.90% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 11 11
Lancashire median hourly rate £41.50 £42.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.35% +70.00% -28.57%
10th Percentile £20.55 £24.28 £9.19
90th Percentile £46.10 £66.80 £42.50
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £14.46 £16.00
% change year-on-year +21.02% -9.63% -8.57%

Microsoft Project
Job Vacancy Trend in Lancashire

Job postings citing Microsoft Project as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Lancashire.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Project in Lancashire

Microsoft Project
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Project in Lancashire

Microsoft Project
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Project in Lancashire over the 6 months to 21 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Project in Lancashire

Microsoft Project
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Project in Lancashire

Microsoft Project
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

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 Lancashire region over the 6 months to 21 January 2019. 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
Preston +2 6 £375 +7.14%
Chorley -4 6 £270 -
Skelmersdale - 2 - -
Blackpool - 1 - - 1
Microsoft Project
North West

For the 6 months to 21 January 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Project also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Lancashire region with a requirement for Microsoft Project.

1 10 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 8 (50.00%) Oracle
2 8 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (50.00%) Project Management
3 6 (37.50%) SQL
3 6 (37.50%) LAN
4 5 (31.25%) Microsoft Excel
5 4 (25.00%) Finance
5 4 (25.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (25.00%) Data Protection
6 3 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (12.50%) SDLC
7 2 (12.50%) PMO
7 2 (12.50%) Problem-Solving
7 2 (12.50%) Systems Engineering
7 2 (12.50%) Software Testing
7 2 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (12.50%) LoadRunner
7 2 (12.50%) HP
7 2 (12.50%) ISEB
7 2 (12.50%) Unix
7 2 (12.50%) Windows
7 2 (12.50%) FTP
7 2 (12.50%) HTTP
7 2 (12.50%) TCP/IP
7 2 (12.50%) SQL Server
7 2 (12.50%) SOAP
7 2 (12.50%) Web Services
7 2 (12.50%) Risk Management
7 2 (12.50%) Validation

Microsoft Project
Co-occurring IT Skills in Lancashire 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 8 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (31.25%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (25.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Primavera
Communications & Networking
1 6 (37.50%) LAN
2 2 (12.50%) FTP
2 2 (12.50%) HTTP
2 2 (12.50%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (12.50%) LoadRunner
General
1 4 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) Banking
2 1 (6.25%) Legal
Job Titles
1 9 (56.25%) Project Manager
2 4 (25.00%) Infrastructure Manager
2 4 (25.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 3 (18.75%) Junior
3 3 (18.75%) Junior Project Manager
4 2 (12.50%) Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Electronics Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Junior Infrastructure Project Manager
4 2 (12.50%) Performance Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Performance Test Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Senior Manager
4 2 (12.50%) Senior Project Manager
4 2 (12.50%) Systems Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Test Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Integration Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Scrum Master
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Infrastructure Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Infrastructure Project Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Programme Planner
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Scrum Master
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) SOAP
1 2 (12.50%) Web Services
2 1 (6.25%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
2 1 (6.25%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 2 (12.50%) Unix
1 2 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (50.00%) Project Management
2 4 (25.00%) Data Protection
3 2 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (12.50%) Performance Testing
3 2 (12.50%) Problem-Solving
3 2 (12.50%) Risk Management
3 2 (12.50%) SDLC
3 2 (12.50%) Software Testing
3 2 (12.50%) Systems Engineering
3 2 (12.50%) Validation
4 1 (6.25%) Budgeting and Forecasting
4 1 (6.25%) Case Management
4 1 (6.25%) Coaching
4 1 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (6.25%) Dependency Management
4 1 (6.25%) Integration Testing
4 1 (6.25%) Kanban
4 1 (6.25%) Portfolio Management
4 1 (6.25%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 1 (6.25%) Virtual Team Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (37.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) Degree
1 2 (12.50%) ISEB
1 2 (12.50%) SC Cleared
1 2 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 1 (6.25%) APMP
2 1 (6.25%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) PMO
1 2 (12.50%) QA
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (6.25%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 10 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 8 (50.00%) Oracle
3 2 (12.50%) HP
3 2 (12.50%) VMware