Period
to 27 May 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 27 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
England > North West
6 months to
27 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 163 148 148
Rank change year-on-year -15 0 -70
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Project 48 51 94
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.82% 0.93% 1.22%
As % of the Applications category 10.84% 11.62% 15.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 32 57
North West median daily rate £360 £413 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.73% +17.86% -
10th Percentile £288 £218 £196
90th Percentile £475 £629 £500
England median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 7
North West median hourly rate £16.50 £42.48 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -61.15% +6.19% +45.45%
10th Percentile £15.40 £36.74 £32.16
90th Percentile £22.56 £44.66 £41.09
England median hourly rate £25.00 £42.48 £25.75
% change year-on-year -41.14% +64.95% +14.44%

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 the North West with a requirement for software application skills.

All Software Application Skills
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 443 439 593
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 7.59% 8.01% 7.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 232 208 287
North West median daily rate £340 £300 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -7.69% +4.84%
10th Percentile £150 £123 £163
90th Percentile £488 £461 £488
England median daily rate £370 £350 £340
% change year-on-year +5.71% +2.94% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 78 78
North West median hourly rate £14.50 £16.34 £18.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.26% -9.72% +29.29%
10th Percentile £11.66 £10.85 £10.06
90th Percentile £28.75 £43.71 £47.33
England median hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year +6.25% -3.03% +10.00%

Microsoft Project
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Microsoft Project as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Project in the North West

Microsoft Project
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Project in the North West

Microsoft Project
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Project in the North West over the 6 months to 27 May 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Project in the North West

Microsoft Project
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Project in the North West

Microsoft Project
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 6 months to 27 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
Manchester -27 15 £363 +3.57% 3
Cheshire -14 14 £360 -28.89% 3
Lancashire +8 12 £346 -18.53%
Merseyside +15 6 £433 -12.63%
Microsoft Project
England

For the 6 months to 27 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 North West region with a requirement for Microsoft Project.

1 30 (62.50%) Project Management
2 18 (37.50%) Microsoft
3 15 (31.25%) Finance
4 14 (29.17%) Oracle
5 13 (27.08%) Microsoft Office
5 13 (27.08%) Windows
6 11 (22.92%) Agile Software Development
7 10 (20.83%) Project Planning
7 10 (20.83%) PMO
8 9 (18.75%) PRINCE2
8 9 (18.75%) Stakeholder Management
9 8 (16.67%) Change Management
9 8 (16.67%) Unix
9 8 (16.67%) ITIL
9 8 (16.67%) Microsoft Excel
9 8 (16.67%) Waterfall
10 6 (12.50%) Linux
10 6 (12.50%) RUP
10 6 (12.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 6 (12.50%) Active Directory
10 6 (12.50%) Supplier Management
10 6 (12.50%) Change Control
10 6 (12.50%) SDLC
11 5 (10.42%) Problem-Solving
11 5 (10.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
11 5 (10.42%) Computer Science
11 5 (10.42%) LAN
11 5 (10.42%) PMI
11 5 (10.42%) PMI Certification
11 5 (10.42%) SQL

Microsoft Project
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 (4.17%) Confluence
1 2 (4.17%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.08%) CMS
Applications
1 13 (27.08%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (16.67%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (10.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (8.33%) MS Visio
5 1 (2.08%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (2.08%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (4.17%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.25%) Office 365
2 1 (2.08%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 5 (10.42%) LAN
2 2 (4.17%) DMZ
2 2 (4.17%) Firewall
3 1 (2.08%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (2.08%) DHCP
3 1 (2.08%) DNS
3 1 (2.08%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (2.08%) WebEx
Development Applications
1 3 (6.25%) JIRA
General
1 15 (31.25%) Finance
2 1 (2.08%) Banking
2 1 (2.08%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (2.08%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 24 (50.00%) Project Manager
2 13 (27.08%) Infrastructure Manager
3 7 (14.58%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 6 (12.50%) Delivery Manager
4 6 (12.50%) Infrastructure Delivery Manager
5 4 (8.33%) Desktop Support
6 3 (6.25%) PMO Planner
7 2 (4.17%) 1st/2nd Line Support
7 2 (4.17%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
7 2 (4.17%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 2 (4.17%) 2nd Line Support
7 2 (4.17%) Business Change Project Manager
7 2 (4.17%) Coordinator
7 2 (4.17%) Finance Manager
7 2 (4.17%) Governance Manager
7 2 (4.17%) PMO Planning Manager
7 2 (4.17%) Project Governance Manager
7 2 (4.17%) Project Planner
7 2 (4.17%) Resource Planning Manager
7 2 (4.17%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.17%) LDAP
2 1 (2.08%) CSS
2 1 (2.08%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.42%) Computer Science
1 5 (10.42%) PMI
2 2 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.17%) Virtual Team
3 1 (2.08%) Blackberry
3 1 (2.08%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.08%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 13 (27.08%) Windows
2 8 (16.67%) Unix
3 6 (12.50%) Linux
4 2 (4.17%) Windows 10
4 2 (4.17%) Windows 7
5 1 (2.08%) Android
5 1 (2.08%) Windows 8
5 1 (2.08%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (62.50%) Project Management
2 11 (22.92%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (20.83%) Project Planning
4 9 (18.75%) PRINCE2
4 9 (18.75%) Stakeholder Management
5 8 (16.67%) Change Management
5 8 (16.67%) ITIL
5 8 (16.67%) Waterfall
6 6 (12.50%) Change Control
6 6 (12.50%) RUP
6 6 (12.50%) SDLC
6 6 (12.50%) Supplier Management
7 5 (10.42%) PRINCE
7 5 (10.42%) Problem-Solving
8 3 (6.25%) Matrix Management
8 3 (6.25%) Programme Management
9 2 (4.17%) Business Analysis
9 2 (4.17%) ITSM
9 2 (4.17%) Time Management
10 1 (2.08%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (10.42%) SQL
2 1 (2.08%) VB
2 1 (2.08%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 6 (12.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 5 (10.42%) PMI Certification
3 4 (8.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 3 (6.25%) Degree
5 2 (4.17%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (4.17%) SC Cleared
5 2 (4.17%) Security Cleared
6 1 (2.08%) A+ Certification
6 1 (2.08%) CCNA
6 1 (2.08%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (2.08%) DBS Check
6 1 (2.08%) HNC
6 1 (2.08%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (2.08%) MCTS
6 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (2.08%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (20.83%) PMO
2 1 (2.08%) GDPR
2 1 (2.08%) QA
System Software
1 6 (12.50%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 2 (4.17%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (2.08%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (2.08%) XenApp
3 1 (2.08%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (2.08%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (2.08%) SCCM
1 1 (2.08%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 1 (2.08%) WSUS
Vendors
1 18 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 14 (29.17%) Oracle
3 3 (6.25%) HP
4 2 (4.17%) ServiceNow
5 1 (2.08%) Adobe
5 1 (2.08%) Bomgar
5 1 (2.08%) Cisco
5 1 (2.08%) Citrix
5 1 (2.08%) Dell
5 1 (2.08%) Google
5 1 (2.08%) MobileIron
5 1 (2.08%) Sophos
5 1 (2.08%) Symantec
5 1 (2.08%) Wyse