The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for MS Project skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited MS Project over the 3 months to 30 March 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
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 99 121 56
Rank change year-on-year +22 -65  
Contract jobs citing MS Project 32 40 111
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.23% 1.03% 3.07%
As % of the Applications category 11.07% 10.78% 25.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 25 47
Median daily rate £450 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £255 £194
10% offered a daily rate of more than £523 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £365 £360
% change year-on-year -4.10% +1.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 9
Median hourly rate £42.48 £40.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.18% +45.45%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.48 £39.67 £22.50
% change year-on-year +7.07% +76.31%  

MS 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 the North West with a requirement for software application skills.

Contract Software Application Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 289 371 429
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 11.11% 9.54% 11.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 142 182 191
Median daily rate £325 £350 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.14% +12.90%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £136 £175 £144
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £335 £325
% change year-on-year +0.74% +3.07%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 56 62
Median hourly rate £37.48 £17.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +114.14% +25.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £11.00 £10.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £47.33 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year -6.06% +13.79%  

MS Project
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West citing MS Project as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Applications category.

Job vacancy trend for MS Project in the North West

MS 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 MS Project in the North West.

Contractor daily rate trend for MS Project in the North West

MS Project
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MS Project in the North West over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for MS Project in the North West

MS 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 MS Project in the North West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for MS Project in the North West

MS 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 MS Project within the North West region over the 3 months to 30 March 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
Manchester +6 14 £350 -15.15% 1
Cheshire +33 10 £619 +69.28% 2
Merseyside - 7 £465 - 1
MS Project
England

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing MS 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 MS Project.

1 34 (62.96%) Project Management
2 24 (44.44%) MS Excel
3 22 (40.74%) Finance
4 18 (33.33%) Microsoft
5 16 (29.63%) Agile Software Development
5 16 (29.63%) PMO
6 12 (22.22%) PRINCE2
7 11 (20.37%) Stakeholder Management
7 11 (20.37%) MS PowerPoint
8 10 (18.52%) Analytical Skills
9 9 (16.67%) MS Office
10 8 (14.81%) Banking
10 8 (14.81%) Waterfall
11 7 (12.96%) MS Visio
12 6 (11.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 6 (11.11%) Migration
12 6 (11.11%) Project Planning
13 5 (9.26%) Logistic Regression
13 5 (9.26%) Critical Path Analysis
13 5 (9.26%) Neural Network
13 5 (9.26%) Business Analysis
13 5 (9.26%) Business Intelligence
13 5 (9.26%) SharePoint
13 5 (9.26%) VBA
13 5 (9.26%) Process Improvement
13 5 (9.26%) Spreadsheet
13 5 (9.26%) Translating Business Requirements
13 5 (9.26%) Infographics
13 5 (9.26%) Programme Governance
13 5 (9.26%) Decision Tree

MS 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 5 (9.26%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.70%) MS Project Server
3 1 (1.85%) SAP Portal
Applications
1 24 (44.44%) MS Excel
2 11 (20.37%) MS PowerPoint
3 9 (16.67%) MS Office
4 7 (12.96%) MS Visio
5 5 (9.26%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (7.41%) SAP HR
2 3 (5.56%) SAP ERP
2 3 (5.56%) SAP GRC
3 2 (3.70%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (3.70%) SAP BPC
4 1 (1.85%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.41%) SaaS
2 3 (5.56%) SuccessFactors
3 2 (3.70%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.56%) SDH
2 1 (1.85%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.56%) SAP BW
2 1 (1.85%) EDMS
2 1 (1.85%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 1 (1.85%) JIRA
General
1 22 (40.74%) Finance
2 8 (14.81%) Banking
3 4 (7.41%) Back Office
4 3 (5.56%) Billing
4 3 (5.56%) Retail
5 2 (3.70%) Legal
5 2 (3.70%) Manufacturing
5 2 (3.70%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (3.70%) Retail Banking
6 1 (1.85%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 17 (31.48%) Project Manager
2 10 (18.52%) Analyst
3 4 (7.41%) PMO Analyst
3 4 (7.41%) Programme Analyst
3 4 (7.41%) Programme Manager
4 3 (5.56%) Architect
4 3 (5.56%) Banking Project Manager
4 3 (5.56%) Consultant
4 3 (5.56%) Data Analyst
4 3 (5.56%) Junior
4 3 (5.56%) Junior PMO
4 3 (5.56%) PMO Manager
4 3 (5.56%) Programme Planner
4 3 (5.56%) Project Engineer
4 3 (5.56%) SAP Architect
4 3 (5.56%) SAP Solutions Architect
4 3 (5.56%) Solutions Architect
4 3 (5.56%) Technical Manager
4 3 (5.56%) Technical Project Manager
4 3 (5.56%) Transformation Manager
Miscellaneous
1 10 (18.52%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (7.41%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.70%) LIMS
3 2 (3.70%) PMI
3 2 (3.70%) RIA
4 1 (1.85%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.85%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.85%) Freedom of Information
4 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Licensing
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.70%) Linux
1 2 (3.70%) Unix
1 2 (3.70%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (62.96%) Project Management
2 16 (29.63%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (22.22%) PRINCE2
4 11 (20.37%) Stakeholder Management
5 8 (14.81%) Waterfall
6 6 (11.11%) Migration
6 6 (11.11%) Project Planning
7 5 (9.26%) Business Analysis
7 5 (9.26%) Business Intelligence
7 5 (9.26%) Critical Path Analysis
7 5 (9.26%) Decision Tree
7 5 (9.26%) Infographics
7 5 (9.26%) Logistic Regression
7 5 (9.26%) Neural Network
7 5 (9.26%) Process Improvement
7 5 (9.26%) Programme Governance
7 5 (9.26%) Translating Business Requirements
8 4 (7.41%) Change Control
8 4 (7.41%) Continuous Improvement
8 4 (7.41%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 5 (9.26%) VBA
2 1 (1.85%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (11.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 4 (7.41%) Security Cleared
3 3 (5.56%) Degree
3 3 (5.56%) PMI Certification
3 3 (5.56%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.85%) APMP
4 1 (1.85%) CCIE
4 1 (1.85%) CCNA
4 1 (1.85%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.85%) MCSE
4 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.85%) PMP
4 1 (1.85%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (1.85%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (29.63%) PMO
2 4 (7.41%) QA
3 2 (3.70%) GMP
4 1 (1.85%) GDPR
4 1 (1.85%) MiFID
System Software
1 1 (1.85%) Hyper-V
1 1 (1.85%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (5.56%) MOM
Vendors
1 18 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 4 (7.41%) SAP
3 3 (5.56%) Ariba
3 3 (5.56%) Concur
4 2 (3.70%) Acronis
4 2 (3.70%) Nokia
4 2 (3.70%) Oracle
5 1 (1.85%) CA Agile Central
5 1 (1.85%) Cisco
5 1 (1.85%) Citrix
5 1 (1.85%) Cognos
5 1 (1.85%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.85%) VMware