The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester 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 3 months to 29 April 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
North West / Manchester
3 months to
29 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 75 79 40
Rank change year-on-year +4 -39  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Project 14 24 61
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 1.00% 1.32% 3.68%
As % of the Applications category 12.39% 16.11% 30.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 21 22
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £217 £320 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £499 £500 £523
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £360
% change year-on-year +7.14% -2.77%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £17.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.48 £31.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +18.96% +40.00%  

Microsoft 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 Manchester with a requirement for software application skills.

Contract Software Application Skills
Manchester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 113 149 199
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 8.05% 8.22% 12.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 81 96
Median daily rate £313 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.71% +7.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £159 £118 £159
10% offered a daily rate of more than £476 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +1.53% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 8 20
Median hourly rate £40.00 £10.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +300.00% -20.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.18 £16.10 £15.00
% change year-on-year +0.52% +7.30%  

Microsoft Project
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Manchester citing Microsoft Project as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Applications category.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Project in Manchester

Microsoft Project
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Project in Manchester

Microsoft Project
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Project in Manchester over the 3 months to 29 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Project in Manchester

Microsoft Project
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Project in Manchester

Microsoft Project
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

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 Manchester region over the 3 months to 29 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bolton - 3 £263 -
Salford - 2 £475 -
Wigan - 2 £450 -
Microsoft Project
North West

For the 6 months to 29 April 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft 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 Manchester region with a requirement for Microsoft Project.

1 15 (65.22%) Project Management
2 10 (43.48%) PMO
3 9 (39.13%) Finance
3 9 (39.13%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (34.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 8 (34.78%) Microsoft Excel
4 8 (34.78%) Microsoft
5 7 (30.43%) PRINCE2
6 5 (21.74%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (21.74%) Waterfall
6 5 (21.74%) Process Improvement
7 4 (17.39%) MS Visio
7 4 (17.39%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (17.39%) Change Management
8 3 (13.04%) Banking
8 3 (13.04%) Project Planning
8 3 (13.04%) Kanban
8 3 (13.04%) MOM
8 3 (13.04%) SharePoint
8 3 (13.04%) Microsoft Office
8 3 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (13.04%) Programme Governance
8 3 (13.04%) Planning and Forecasting
9 2 (8.70%) Retail Banking
9 2 (8.70%) Matrix Organization
9 2 (8.70%) SuccessFactors
9 2 (8.70%) Concur
9 2 (8.70%) SAP
9 2 (8.70%) ERP
9 2 (8.70%) SAP BW

Microsoft Project
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester 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 3 (13.04%) SharePoint
2 2 (8.70%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 8 (34.78%) Microsoft Excel
1 8 (34.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 4 (17.39%) MS Visio
3 3 (13.04%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (8.70%) SAP BPC
1 2 (8.70%) SAP ERP
1 2 (8.70%) SAP GRC
1 2 (8.70%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.70%) SaaS
1 2 (8.70%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.35%) SDH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.70%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 1 (4.35%) JIRA
General
1 9 (39.13%) Finance
2 3 (13.04%) Banking
3 2 (8.70%) Retail
3 2 (8.70%) Retail Banking
4 1 (4.35%) Billing
4 1 (4.35%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 7 (30.43%) Project Manager
2 3 (13.04%) Junior
2 3 (13.04%) Junior PMO
2 3 (13.04%) PMO Manager
3 2 (8.70%) Architect
3 2 (8.70%) Consultant
3 2 (8.70%) ERP Architect
3 2 (8.70%) HR Manager
3 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Consultant
3 2 (8.70%) SAP Architect
3 2 (8.70%) SAP BPC Architect
3 2 (8.70%) SAP BW Architect
3 2 (8.70%) SAP Solutions Architect
3 2 (8.70%) Solutions Architect
3 2 (8.70%) Technical Manager
3 2 (8.70%) Technical Project Manager
3 2 (8.70%) Transformation Manager
4 1 (4.35%) Administrator
4 1 (4.35%) Development Manager
4 1 (4.35%) Project Coordinator
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.35%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (65.22%) Project Management
2 9 (39.13%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (30.43%) PRINCE2
4 5 (21.74%) Process Improvement
4 5 (21.74%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (21.74%) Waterfall
5 4 (17.39%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (17.39%) Change Management
6 3 (13.04%) Kanban
6 3 (13.04%) Planning and Forecasting
6 3 (13.04%) Programme Governance
6 3 (13.04%) Project Planning
7 2 (8.70%) ERP
7 2 (8.70%) Matrix Organization
7 2 (8.70%) Migration
7 2 (8.70%) SAP Implementation
8 1 (4.35%) CRM
8 1 (4.35%) E-Commerce
8 1 (4.35%) Programme Management
8 1 (4.35%) Time Management
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (43.48%) PMO
2 1 (4.35%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (13.04%) MOM
Vendors
1 8 (34.78%) Microsoft
2 2 (8.70%) Ariba
2 2 (8.70%) Concur
2 2 (8.70%) SAP
3 1 (4.35%) CA Agile Central
3 1 (4.35%) Nokia
3 1 (4.35%) Salesforce.com
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