Period
to 23 July 2017

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 6 months to 23 July 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
6 months to
23 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 116 99 61
Rank change year-on-year -17 -38 +6
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Project 20 47 89
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.71% 1.28% 2.73%
As % of the Applications category 8.77% 18.22% 23.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 34 30
Manchester median daily rate £388 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.13% - -
10th Percentile £203 £303 £261
90th Percentile £544 £500 £506
North West median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.67% +3.45% -9.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Manchester median hourly rate - £40.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +105.13% -48.00%
North West median hourly rate £42.48 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year +6.19% +45.45% -21.43%

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 228 258 386
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 8.14% 7.01% 11.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 120 141 196
Manchester median daily rate £325 £350 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.14% +9.38% +3.23%
10th Percentile £113 £138 £133
90th Percentile £500 £538 £463
North West median daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 15 40
Manchester median hourly rate £21.00 £13.50 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +55.56% +8.00% -
10th Percentile £10.62 £9.18 £9.95
90th Percentile £40.00 £30.60 £20.68
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +33.33% -6.25%

Microsoft Project
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

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

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 6 months to 23 July 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 6 months to 23 July 2017. 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
Bolton - 3 £263 -
Salford - 2 £475 - 1
Wigan - 2 £450 -
Microsoft Project
North West

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 13 (65.00%) Project Management
2 10 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 10 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (45.00%) PMO
4 8 (40.00%) PRINCE2
5 7 (35.00%) Microsoft Excel
6 6 (30.00%) Microsoft Office
6 6 (30.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 6 (30.00%) Waterfall
7 5 (25.00%) Project Planning
7 5 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (25.00%) Change Management
8 4 (20.00%) Finance
9 3 (15.00%) SharePoint
9 3 (15.00%) MOM
9 3 (15.00%) Kanban
9 3 (15.00%) Programme Governance
9 3 (15.00%) Planning and Forecasting
9 3 (15.00%) Matrix Organization
10 2 (10.00%) Virtual Team
10 2 (10.00%) Process Improvement
10 2 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
10 2 (10.00%) Target Operating Model
10 2 (10.00%) MS Project Server
10 2 (10.00%) Banking
10 2 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
10 2 (10.00%) MS Visio
11 1 (5.00%) PMP
11 1 (5.00%) PMI Certification
11 1 (5.00%) Migration

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 (15.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (10.00%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 7 (35.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (30.00%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (30.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (10.00%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.00%) Unified Communications
1 1 (5.00%) VoIP
General
1 4 (20.00%) Finance
2 2 (10.00%) Banking
3 1 (5.00%) Retail
3 1 (5.00%) Retail Banking
3 1 (5.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (40.00%) Project Manager
2 3 (15.00%) Analyst
2 3 (15.00%) Junior
2 3 (15.00%) Junior PMO
2 3 (15.00%) PMO Manager
3 2 (10.00%) Consultant
3 2 (10.00%) Coordinator
3 2 (10.00%) HR Manager
3 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Consultant
3 2 (10.00%) PMO Analyst
3 2 (10.00%) PMO Planner
3 2 (10.00%) Project Coordinator
3 2 (10.00%) Technical Manager
3 2 (10.00%) Technical Project Manager
3 2 (10.00%) Transformation Manager
4 1 (5.00%) Development Project Manager
4 1 (5.00%) Junior Project Manager
4 1 (5.00%) Operations Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Software Development Manager
4 1 (5.00%) Software Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (10.00%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (65.00%) Project Management
2 10 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (40.00%) PRINCE2
4 6 (30.00%) Waterfall
5 5 (25.00%) Change Management
5 5 (25.00%) Project Planning
5 5 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (15.00%) Kanban
6 3 (15.00%) Matrix Organization
6 3 (15.00%) Planning and Forecasting
6 3 (15.00%) Programme Governance
7 2 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (10.00%) Process Improvement
7 2 (10.00%) Target Operating Model
8 1 (5.00%) Continuous Improvement
8 1 (5.00%) E-Commerce
8 1 (5.00%) Issue Tracking
8 1 (5.00%) Portfolio Management
8 1 (5.00%) Programme Management
8 1 (5.00%) Resource Management
Qualifications
1 1 (5.00%) Degree
1 1 (5.00%) PMI Certification
1 1 (5.00%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (45.00%) PMO
Systems Management
1 3 (15.00%) MOM
Vendors
1 10 (50.00%) Microsoft