Period
to 22 February 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 22 February 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
22 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 170 161 155
Rank change year-on-year -9 -6 -45
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Project 35 48 85
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.65% 0.81% 1.04%
As % of the Applications category 8.95% 10.41% 13.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 31 45
North West median daily rate £400 £465 £381
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.98% +22.05% +17.23%
10th Percentile £293 £275 £175
90th Percentile £488 £631 £500
England median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 7
North West median hourly rate £24.56 £42.48 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -42.18% +6.19% +63.27%
England median hourly rate £27.50 £42.48 £35.00
% change year-on-year -35.26% +21.36% +62.79%

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 391 461 648
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 7.26% 7.79% 7.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 224 236 354
North West median daily rate £325 £335 £316
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.99% +6.18% +5.17%
10th Percentile £155 £120 £150
90th Percentile £488 £519 £450
England median daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +2.86% - +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 68 80
North West median hourly rate £14.46 £16.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.63% -11.11% +28.57%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.50 £10.46
90th Percentile £27.95 £42.50 £47.33
England median hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £15.75
% change year-on-year -3.13% +1.59% +5.47%

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 22 February 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 22 February 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 0 19 £430 +22.86% 9
Cheshire -9 9 £375 -27.88% 4
Lancashire +14 6 £375 - 1
Microsoft Project
England

For the 6 months to 22 February 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 23 (65.71%) Project Management
2 17 (48.57%) Finance
3 16 (45.71%) Microsoft
4 14 (40.00%) PMO
5 8 (22.86%) Microsoft Office
6 7 (20.00%) Microsoft Excel
6 7 (20.00%) Risk Management
6 7 (20.00%) Programme Management
6 7 (20.00%) Matrix Management
7 6 (17.14%) Degree
7 6 (17.14%) Virtual Team Management
7 6 (17.14%) Virtual Team
7 6 (17.14%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (17.14%) PRINCE2
8 5 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (14.29%) Strategic Thinking
8 5 (14.29%) Change Control
9 4 (11.43%) Project Planning
9 4 (11.43%) Change Management
10 3 (8.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
10 3 (8.57%) Waterfall
10 3 (8.57%) Dependency Management
11 2 (5.71%) Capita
11 2 (5.71%) JIRA
11 2 (5.71%) GDPR
11 2 (5.71%) Scrum
11 2 (5.71%) SAP
11 2 (5.71%) Oracle
11 2 (5.71%) Banking
11 2 (5.71%) Time Management

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 1 (2.86%) Confluence
Applications
1 8 (22.86%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (20.00%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (8.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (2.86%) MS Visio
4 1 (2.86%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (2.86%) SAP BPC
1 1 (2.86%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.86%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.86%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.86%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (2.86%) Data Mart
1 1 (2.86%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (2.86%) SAP BW
1 1 (2.86%) SAP HANA
1 1 (2.86%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (5.71%) JIRA
2 1 (2.86%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 17 (48.57%) Finance
2 2 (5.71%) Banking
3 1 (2.86%) Investment Banking
3 1 (2.86%) Law
3 1 (2.86%) Legal
3 1 (2.86%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (2.86%) Retail
3 1 (2.86%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (51.43%) Project Manager
2 4 (11.43%) Analyst
2 4 (11.43%) Project Planner
3 3 (8.57%) PMO Planner
4 2 (5.71%) Business Change Manager
4 2 (5.71%) Business Change Project Manager
4 2 (5.71%) Finance Manager
4 2 (5.71%) GDPR Project Manager
4 2 (5.71%) Governance Manager
4 2 (5.71%) IT Manager
4 2 (5.71%) IT Project Manager
4 2 (5.71%) PMO Analyst
4 2 (5.71%) PMO Manager
4 2 (5.71%) PMO Planning Manager
4 2 (5.71%) Project Governance Manager
4 2 (5.71%) Resource Planning Manager
5 1 (2.86%) Change Manager
5 1 (2.86%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 1 (2.86%) Project Analyst
5 1 (2.86%) Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 6 (17.14%) Virtual Team
2 1 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.86%) Minimum Viable Product
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (65.71%) Project Management
2 7 (20.00%) Matrix Management
2 7 (20.00%) Programme Management
2 7 (20.00%) Risk Management
3 6 (17.14%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (17.14%) PRINCE2
3 6 (17.14%) Virtual Team Management
4 5 (14.29%) Change Control
4 5 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (14.29%) Strategic Thinking
5 4 (11.43%) Change Management
5 4 (11.43%) Project Planning
6 3 (8.57%) Dependency Management
6 3 (8.57%) Waterfall
7 2 (5.71%) Scrum
7 2 (5.71%) Time Management
8 1 (2.86%) Budget Control
8 1 (2.86%) Business Process Improvement
8 1 (2.86%) Performance Management
8 1 (2.86%) SAP Security
Qualifications
1 6 (17.14%) Degree
2 1 (2.86%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (2.86%) HNC
2 1 (2.86%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (2.86%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.86%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (40.00%) PMO
2 2 (5.71%) GDPR
Systems Management
1 1 (2.86%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 16 (45.71%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.71%) Capita
2 2 (5.71%) Oracle
2 2 (5.71%) SAP
3 1 (2.86%) Ariba
3 1 (2.86%) Concur