Period
to 20 February 2019

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 20 February 2019 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
20 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 156 168 170
Rank change year-on-year +12 +2 -14
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Project 55 35 47
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.96% 0.65% 0.80%
As % of the Applications category 12.53% 8.97% 10.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 19 30
North West median daily rate £360 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% - +4.99%
10th Percentile £153 £293 £272
90th Percentile £443 £488 £626
England median daily rate £420 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -1.18% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 2
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £24.56 £42.48
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.51% -42.18% +6.19%
10th Percentile £28.70 £24.28 £41.24
90th Percentile £38.30 £24.84 £43.71
England median hourly rate £35.00 £27.50 £44.99
% change year-on-year +27.27% -38.87% +28.54%

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 439 390 459
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 7.66% 7.25% 7.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 234 220 237
North West median daily rate £316 £325 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.69% -2.99% +6.35%
10th Percentile £121 £155 £120
90th Percentile £475 £488 £521
England median daily rate £375 £352 £350
% change year-on-year +6.46% +0.64% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 77 69 66
North West median hourly rate £18.50 £14.46 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.94% -9.63% -13.98%
10th Percentile £12.93 £11.25 £10.50
90th Percentile £42.75 £27.30 £42.50
England median hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year +3.23% -3.13% +1.46%

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 20 February 2019.

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 20 February 2019. 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
Lancashire -7 20 £375 - 1
Manchester -12 17 £360 -16.28% 4
Cheshire +4 11 £375 -
Merseyside - 5 £155 -
Microsoft Project
England

For the 6 months to 20 February 2019, 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 24 (43.64%) Microsoft
2 23 (41.82%) Microsoft Excel
3 20 (36.36%) MS Visio
4 19 (34.55%) Project Management
5 17 (30.91%) Finance
6 15 (27.27%) SharePoint
6 15 (27.27%) Microsoft Office
7 14 (25.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 13 (23.64%) Office 365
9 11 (20.00%) PMO
10 10 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
11 9 (16.36%) SC Cleared
11 9 (16.36%) Security Cleared
11 9 (16.36%) Oracle
11 9 (16.36%) Windows
12 8 (14.55%) PRINCE2
12 8 (14.55%) Stakeholder Management
13 7 (12.73%) SQL
14 6 (10.91%) Veritas
14 6 (10.91%) Symantec
14 6 (10.91%) Change Management
14 6 (10.91%) VB
14 6 (10.91%) Cisco
14 6 (10.91%) SAN
14 6 (10.91%) NetBackup
14 6 (10.91%) Skype for Business
14 6 (10.91%) IronPort
14 6 (10.91%) Cisco IOS
14 6 (10.91%) Threat Management
14 6 (10.91%) Planning and Forecasting

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 15 (27.27%) SharePoint
2 6 (10.91%) Skype for Business
3 3 (5.45%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 23 (41.82%) Microsoft Excel
2 20 (36.36%) MS Visio
3 15 (27.27%) Microsoft Office
4 14 (25.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (1.82%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.82%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.82%) Hyperion Planning
1 1 (1.82%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 13 (23.64%) Office 365
2 1 (1.82%) Dynamics 365
2 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (10.91%) Cisco IOS
1 6 (10.91%) SAN
1 6 (10.91%) Skype
2 5 (9.09%) LAN
3 2 (3.64%) FTP
3 2 (3.64%) HTTP
3 2 (3.64%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.45%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.82%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.82%) Riak
Development Applications
1 2 (3.64%) LoadRunner
2 1 (1.82%) JIRA
General
1 17 (30.91%) Finance
2 3 (5.45%) Banking
2 3 (5.45%) Manufacturing
3 2 (3.64%) Retail
4 1 (1.82%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.82%) Law
4 1 (1.82%) Legal
4 1 (1.82%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.82%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 15 (27.27%) Project Manager
2 7 (12.73%) Coordinator
3 5 (9.09%) Analyst
3 5 (9.09%) Programme Manager
3 5 (9.09%) Programme Office Manager
4 4 (7.27%) Infrastructure Manager
4 4 (7.27%) Project Planner
5 3 (5.45%) Administrator
5 3 (5.45%) Business Analyst
5 3 (5.45%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 3 (5.45%) PMO Administrator
5 3 (5.45%) PMO Planner
5 3 (5.45%) Technical Manager
5 3 (5.45%) Technical Project Manager
6 2 (3.64%) IT Manager
6 2 (3.64%) Performance Analyst
6 2 (3.64%) PMO Lead
6 2 (3.64%) Senior Manager
6 2 (3.64%) Systems Engineer
6 2 (3.64%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.64%) SOAP
1 2 (3.64%) Web Services
2 1 (1.82%) .NET
2 1 (1.82%) CSS
2 1 (1.82%) WinForms
2 1 (1.82%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.91%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (7.27%) PMI
3 2 (3.64%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.64%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (1.82%) NHS
4 1 (1.82%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 9 (16.36%) Windows
2 3 (5.45%) Unix
3 2 (3.64%) Windows 10
4 1 (1.82%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (34.55%) Project Management
2 10 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (14.55%) PRINCE2
3 8 (14.55%) Stakeholder Management
4 6 (10.91%) Change Management
4 6 (10.91%) Line Management
4 6 (10.91%) Planning and Forecasting
4 6 (10.91%) Threat Management
5 5 (9.09%) Migration
5 5 (9.09%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 4 (7.27%) Programme Management
7 3 (5.45%) Data Protection
7 3 (5.45%) Risk Management
7 3 (5.45%) SDLC
7 3 (5.45%) Waterfall
8 2 (3.64%) Coaching
8 2 (3.64%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (3.64%) Dependency Management
8 2 (3.64%) Performance Testing
8 2 (3.64%) Portfolio Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (12.73%) SQL
2 6 (10.91%) VB
3 5 (9.09%) PowerShell
3 5 (9.09%) VBScript
4 1 (1.82%) C#
4 1 (1.82%) Erlang
4 1 (1.82%) VB.NET
4 1 (1.82%) VB6
Qualifications
1 9 (16.36%) SC Cleared
1 9 (16.36%) Security Cleared
2 4 (7.27%) Degree
2 4 (7.27%) PMI Certification
3 2 (3.64%) ISEB
4 1 (1.82%) APMP
4 1 (1.82%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.82%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (20.00%) PMO
2 4 (7.27%) QA
3 1 (1.82%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.82%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 5 (9.09%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.82%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (10.91%) NetBackup
1 6 (10.91%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 2 (3.64%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.82%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 24 (43.64%) Microsoft
2 9 (16.36%) Oracle
3 6 (10.91%) Cisco
3 6 (10.91%) IronPort
3 6 (10.91%) Symantec
3 6 (10.91%) Veritas
4 2 (3.64%) HP
4 2 (3.64%) SAP
4 2 (3.64%) VMware
5 1 (1.82%) Atlassian
5 1 (1.82%) Hyperion