Period
to 24 November 2017

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 24 November 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
England > North West
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 173 182 157
Rank change year-on-year +9 -25 -53
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Project 30 50 94
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.53% 0.73% 1.09%
As % of the Applications category 7.52% 11.04% 12.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 26 50
North West median daily rate £425 £393 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.07% -1.69% -
10th Percentile £212 £276 £250
90th Percentile £488 £553 £488
England median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 4
North West median hourly rate £25.12 £20.39 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.20% -18.44% +85.53%
England median hourly rate £25.12 £20.39 £24.33
% change year-on-year +23.20% -16.19% +47.01%

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 399 453 770
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 7.01% 6.65% 8.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 221 247 427
North West median daily rate £325 £338 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.70% +3.85% +8.33%
10th Percentile £135 £120 £140
90th Percentile £484 £521 £475
England median daily rate £351 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +0.14% - +4.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 60 85
North West median hourly rate £13.86 £16.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.38% -8.57% +12.00%
10th Percentile £11.13 £10.50 £10.30
90th Percentile £45.70 £42.52 £47.33
England median hourly rate £15.50 £16.29 £15.50
% change year-on-year -4.85% +5.10% +3.33%

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 24 November 2017.

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 24 November 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
Manchester +15 18 £435 +16.00% 5
Cheshire +6 10 £369 -29.09% 2
Lancashire +12 2 £400 -
Microsoft Project
England

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 North West region with a requirement for Microsoft Project.

1 19 (63.33%) Finance
2 18 (60.00%) Project Management
3 15 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
4 14 (46.67%) Microsoft
5 12 (40.00%) PMO
6 8 (26.67%) Programme Management
7 7 (23.33%) Stakeholder Management
7 7 (23.33%) Banking
7 7 (23.33%) Risk Management
7 7 (23.33%) Microsoft Excel
7 7 (23.33%) Virtual Team
7 7 (23.33%) Degree
8 6 (20.00%) Dependency Management
8 6 (20.00%) Virtual Team Management
8 6 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (20.00%) Matrix Management
9 5 (16.67%) PRINCE2
9 5 (16.67%) Change Management
9 5 (16.67%) Strategic Thinking
9 5 (16.67%) Project Planning
9 5 (16.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
10 3 (10.00%) Business Analysis
10 3 (10.00%) MS Visio
11 2 (6.67%) SAP
11 2 (6.67%) Scrum
11 2 (6.67%) Capita
11 2 (6.67%) Retail Banking
11 2 (6.67%) Advertising
11 2 (6.67%) Waterfall
11 2 (6.67%) GDPR

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 (3.33%) Confluence
Applications
1 15 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (23.33%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (16.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (10.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (3.33%) SAP BPC
1 1 (3.33%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.33%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.33%) Network Security
1 1 (3.33%) Unified Communications
1 1 (3.33%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.33%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (3.33%) Data Mart
1 1 (3.33%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (3.33%) SAP BW
1 1 (3.33%) SAP HANA
1 1 (3.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (3.33%) JIRA
1 1 (3.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 19 (63.33%) Finance
2 7 (23.33%) Banking
3 2 (6.67%) Advertising
3 2 (6.67%) Retail Banking
4 1 (3.33%) Investment Banking
4 1 (3.33%) Law
4 1 (3.33%) Legal
4 1 (3.33%) Retail
4 1 (3.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (36.67%) Project Manager
2 7 (23.33%) Analyst
3 3 (10.00%) Banking Analyst
3 3 (10.00%) Business Analyst
3 3 (10.00%) Project Planner
4 2 (6.67%) Consultant
4 2 (6.67%) Coordinator
4 2 (6.67%) GDPR Project Manager
4 2 (6.67%) PMO Analyst
4 2 (6.67%) PMO Consultant
4 2 (6.67%) Project Coordinator
4 2 (6.67%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (3.33%) PMO Lead
5 1 (3.33%) PMO Planner
5 1 (3.33%) PMO Specialist
5 1 (3.33%) Project Change Manager
5 1 (3.33%) Scrum Master
5 1 (3.33%) Senior PMO
5 1 (3.33%) Senior PMO Analyst
5 1 (3.33%) Unified Communications Manager
Miscellaneous
1 7 (23.33%) Virtual Team
2 1 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.33%) Minimum Viable Product
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (60.00%) Project Management
2 8 (26.67%) Programme Management
3 7 (23.33%) Risk Management
3 7 (23.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 6 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (20.00%) Dependency Management
4 6 (20.00%) Matrix Management
4 6 (20.00%) Virtual Team Management
5 5 (16.67%) Change Management
5 5 (16.67%) PRINCE2
5 5 (16.67%) Project Planning
5 5 (16.67%) Strategic Thinking
6 3 (10.00%) Business Analysis
7 2 (6.67%) Change Control
7 2 (6.67%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (6.67%) Scrum
7 2 (6.67%) Waterfall
8 1 (3.33%) BDD
8 1 (3.33%) Business Process Improvement
8 1 (3.33%) Portfolio Management
Qualifications
1 7 (23.33%) Degree
2 1 (3.33%) HNC
2 1 (3.33%) PMI Certification
2 1 (3.33%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (40.00%) PMO
2 2 (6.67%) GDPR
Vendors
1 14 (46.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.67%) Capita
2 2 (6.67%) SAP
3 1 (3.33%) Ariba
3 1 (3.33%) Concur