The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Leeds 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 25 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
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Project
Rank 82 64 84
Rank change year-on-year -18 +20  
Contract jobs citing MS Project 7 34 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 0.68% 2.38% 0.61%
As % of the Applications category 8.14% 27.64% 6.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 30 7
Median daily rate £363 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.53% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £304 £233 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £450 £380
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £374 £375
% change year-on-year -6.41% -0.26%  
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 Leeds with a requirement for software application skills.

Contract Software Application Skills
Leeds
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 86 123 116
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leeds 8.34% 8.63% 10.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 72 66
Median daily rate £350 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £249 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £479 £483 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £330 £325
% change year-on-year +1.51% +1.53%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 7 9
Median hourly rate £22.50 £16.50 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.36% +37.50%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.76 £12.00 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £21.10 £18.85
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £16.50 £14.85
% change year-on-year -9.09% +11.11%  

MS Project
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Leeds 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 Leeds

MS Project
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MS Project in Leeds

MS Project
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MS Project in Leeds

MS Project
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 25 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 Leeds region with a requirement for MS Project.

1 13 (81.25%) Microsoft
2 12 (75.00%) MS Excel
3 5 (31.25%) Project Management
3 5 (31.25%) PMO
4 4 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (25.00%) ERP
5 3 (18.75%) MS Office
5 3 (18.75%) Finance
5 3 (18.75%) Programme Management
6 2 (12.50%) PRINCE2
6 2 (12.50%) ISEB
6 2 (12.50%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (12.50%) Waterfall
6 2 (12.50%) Degree
6 2 (12.50%) MS Project Server
6 2 (12.50%) Dependency Management
7 1 (6.25%) Line Management
7 1 (6.25%) User Experience
7 1 (6.25%) Software Delivery
7 1 (6.25%) Data Centre
7 1 (6.25%) Gantt Chart
7 1 (6.25%) Kanban
7 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
7 1 (6.25%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
7 1 (6.25%) Business Process Improvement
7 1 (6.25%) Project Governance
7 1 (6.25%) Process Improvement
7 1 (6.25%) Change Control

MS Project
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds 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 2 (12.50%) MS Project Server
2 1 (6.25%) SharePoint
Applications
1 12 (75.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (18.75%) MS Office
3 2 (12.50%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) Firewall
General
1 3 (18.75%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) Advertising
2 1 (6.25%) Banking
2 1 (6.25%) Retail
2 1 (6.25%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (31.25%) Consultant
1 5 (31.25%) Training Consultant
2 4 (25.00%) Training Manager
3 3 (18.75%) Analyst
3 3 (18.75%) Project Manager
4 2 (12.50%) PMO Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Trainer
5 1 (6.25%) Agile Project Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Digital Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Digital Business Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) E-Commerce Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) E-Commerce Business Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) ERP Manager
5 1 (6.25%) ERP Trainer
5 1 (6.25%) Head of PMO
5 1 (6.25%) IT Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) IT Manager
5 1 (6.25%) PMO Planner
5 1 (6.25%) Programme Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Transformation Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) Data Centre
1 1 (6.25%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (31.25%) Project Management
2 4 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (25.00%) ERP
2 4 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (18.75%) Programme Management
4 2 (12.50%) Dependency Management
4 2 (12.50%) PRINCE2
4 2 (12.50%) Waterfall
5 1 (6.25%) B2B
5 1 (6.25%) B2C
5 1 (6.25%) Business Analysis
5 1 (6.25%) Business Process Modelling
5 1 (6.25%) Configuration Management
5 1 (6.25%) Critical Path Analysis
5 1 (6.25%) E-Commerce
5 1 (6.25%) Gantt Chart
5 1 (6.25%) Line Management
5 1 (6.25%) Project Planning
5 1 (6.25%) Six Sigma
5 1 (6.25%) Software Delivery
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) Degree
1 2 (12.50%) ISEB
2 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (31.25%) PMO
Vendors
1 13 (81.25%) Microsoft