Period
to 23 May 2018

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 23 May 2018 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
23 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 51 58 63
Rank change year-on-year +7 +5 -9
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Project 12 1 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 2.19% 0.18% 0.82%
As % of the Applications category 20.69% 2.70% 9.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 6
Lancashire median daily rate £346 £425 £417
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.53% +1.88% +34.56%
10th Percentile £315 £413 £233
90th Percentile £406 £438 £550
North West median daily rate £360 £413 £350
% change year-on-year -12.73% +17.86% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Lancashire median hourly rate £24.56 - -
North West median hourly rate £16.50 £42.48 £40.00
% change year-on-year -61.15% +6.19% +45.45%

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 58 37 74
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 10.60% 6.72% 8.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 10 32
Lancashire median daily rate £375 £250 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +50.00% -9.09% -9.84%
10th Percentile £200 £240 £163
90th Percentile £500 £439 £396
North West median daily rate £340 £313 £325
% change year-on-year +8.80% -3.85% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 19 27
Lancashire median hourly rate £26.00 £38.75 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.90% +89.02% +0.76%
10th Percentile £16.23 £11.10 £13.20
90th Percentile £82.80 £45.60 £44.43
North West median hourly rate £14.50 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -12.12% -5.71% +20.69%

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 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 23 May 2018. 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
Chorley - 8 £343 -
Preston +24 4 £350 -17.65%
Microsoft Project
North West

For the 6 months to 23 May 2018, 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 6 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 6 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (41.67%) SQL
2 5 (41.67%) Oracle
2 5 (41.67%) LAN
3 4 (33.33%) Project Management
4 3 (25.00%) Finance
4 3 (25.00%) PMO
5 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 2 (16.67%) Virtual Servers
5 2 (16.67%) Virtual Team
5 2 (16.67%) Change Management
5 2 (16.67%) Firewall
5 2 (16.67%) Active Directory
5 2 (16.67%) DMZ
5 2 (16.67%) Unix
5 2 (16.67%) Windows
5 2 (16.67%) LDAP
5 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Excel
6 1 (8.33%) HNC
6 1 (8.33%) PRINCE2
6 1 (8.33%) BPR
6 1 (8.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (8.33%) Coaching
6 1 (8.33%) People Management
6 1 (8.33%) Translating Business Requirements
6 1 (8.33%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (8.33%) Budget Control
6 1 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (8.33%) Risk Management

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 6 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (41.67%) LAN
2 2 (16.67%) DMZ
2 2 (16.67%) Firewall
General
1 3 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (75.00%) Project Manager
2 7 (58.33%) Infrastructure Manager
2 7 (58.33%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 2 (16.67%) Finance Manager
3 2 (16.67%) Governance Manager
3 2 (16.67%) PMO Manager
3 2 (16.67%) PMO Planning Manager
3 2 (16.67%) Project Governance Manager
3 2 (16.67%) Resource Planning Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Desktop Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 2 (16.67%) Unix
1 2 (16.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) Project Management
2 2 (16.67%) Change Management
3 1 (8.33%) BPR
3 1 (8.33%) Budget Control
3 1 (8.33%) Business Analysis
3 1 (8.33%) Coaching
3 1 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (8.33%) Matrix Organization
3 1 (8.33%) People Management
3 1 (8.33%) PRINCE2
3 1 (8.33%) Resource Management
3 1 (8.33%) Risk Management
3 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (8.33%) Strategic Planning
3 1 (8.33%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 5 (41.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (8.33%) HNC
1 1 (8.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (25.00%) PMO
System Software
1 2 (16.67%) Active Directory
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Virtual Server
1 2 (16.67%) Virtual Servers
Vendors
1 6 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (41.67%) Oracle