The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 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 25 June 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 / Merseyside
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 42 41 30
Rank change year-on-year -1 -11  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Project 3 3 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 0.91% 0.92% 2.08%
As % of the Applications category 15.00% 10.71% 13.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Median daily rate - £275 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £330 £363
% change year-on-year +13.63% -8.96%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.12 £22.50 £31.40
% change year-on-year +11.64% -28.34%  

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 Merseyside with a requirement for software application skills.

Contract Software Application Skills
Merseyside
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 20 28 58
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 6.06% 8.56% 15.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 6 12
Median daily rate £190 £225 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.55% -35.71%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +3.84% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 5
Median hourly rate £14.84 £11.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.04% -17.85%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.77 £9.50 £13.12
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.91 £13.50 £19.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.64 £16.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year -5.21% +13.79%  

Microsoft Project
Job Vacancy Trend in Merseyside

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Merseyside 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 Merseyside

Microsoft Project
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Project in Merseyside

Microsoft Project
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Project in Merseyside

Microsoft Project
Contract Job Locations in Merseyside

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 Merseyside region over the 3 months to 25 June 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
Liverpool -3 2 - -
Microsoft Project
North West

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 Merseyside region with a requirement for Microsoft Project.

1 10 (100.00%) Project Management
2 6 (60.00%) PRINCE2
2 6 (60.00%) Microsoft
3 5 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (40.00%) Microsoft Office
5 3 (30.00%) Migration
6 2 (20.00%) GMP
6 2 (20.00%) LIMS
6 2 (20.00%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (20.00%) Finance
6 2 (20.00%) Manufacturing
6 2 (20.00%) Validation
6 2 (20.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 2 (20.00%) Banking
6 2 (20.00%) Programme Governance
6 2 (20.00%) Acronis
6 2 (20.00%) QA
6 2 (20.00%) PMO
7 1 (10.00%) IT Strategy
7 1 (10.00%) Wealth Management
7 1 (10.00%) Load Testing
7 1 (10.00%) System Testing
7 1 (10.00%) Investment Management
7 1 (10.00%) Time Management
7 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (10.00%) Data Integration
7 1 (10.00%) FMCG
7 1 (10.00%) Supplier Management
7 1 (10.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 1 (10.00%) Dynamics CRM

Microsoft Project
Co-occurring IT Skills in Merseyside 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 1 (10.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (40.00%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) EDMS
1 1 (10.00%) EDRMS
General
1 2 (20.00%) Banking
1 2 (20.00%) Finance
1 2 (20.00%) Manufacturing
1 2 (20.00%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (10.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (80.00%) Project Manager
2 2 (20.00%) Agile Project Manager
2 2 (20.00%) Banking Project Manager
2 2 (20.00%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Banking Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Banking Business Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Business Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) CRM Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Delivery Project Manager
3 1 (10.00%) IT Manager
3 1 (10.00%) MiFID Business Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) MiFID Project Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Migration Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Migration Project Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Programme Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Project Quality Manager
3 1 (10.00%) SAP Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Transformation Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Transformation Programme Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) LIMS
2 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (10.00%) FMCG
2 1 (10.00%) Freedom of Information
2 1 (10.00%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (100.00%) Project Management
2 6 (60.00%) PRINCE2
3 5 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (30.00%) Migration
5 2 (20.00%) Programme Governance
5 2 (20.00%) Validation
6 1 (10.00%) Budgeting and Forecasting
6 1 (10.00%) Change Control
6 1 (10.00%) CRM
6 1 (10.00%) IT Strategy
6 1 (10.00%) ITIL
6 1 (10.00%) ITIL V3
6 1 (10.00%) Line Management
6 1 (10.00%) Load Testing
6 1 (10.00%) Programme Management
6 1 (10.00%) Project Governance
6 1 (10.00%) Risk Management
6 1 (10.00%) Scrum
6 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (10.00%) System Testing
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) GMP
1 2 (20.00%) PMO
1 2 (20.00%) QA
2 1 (10.00%) MiFID
Vendors
1 6 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (20.00%) Acronis
3 1 (10.00%) Cognos
3 1 (10.00%) SAP