Period
to 23 July 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 23 July 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
23 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 169 152 149
Rank change year-on-year -17 -3 -56
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Project 53 49 88
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.86% 0.86% 1.15%
As % of the Applications category 11.30% 10.96% 15.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 31 53
North West median daily rate £369 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.69% +6.67% +3.45%
10th Percentile £309 £205 £260
90th Percentile £513 £563 £500
England median daily rate £425 £400 £391
% change year-on-year +6.25% +2.24% -2.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 5
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 £29.43 £20.39
90th Percentile £30.55 £44.58 £42.73
England median hourly rate £26.50 £38.74 £22.50
% change year-on-year -31.59% +72.17% -

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 469 447 561
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 7.63% 7.88% 7.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 239 220 264
North West median daily rate £343 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.38% - -
10th Percentile £144 £115 £130
90th Percentile £500 £475 £500
England median daily rate £375 £360 £350
% change year-on-year +4.17% +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 83 75
North West median hourly rate £14.50 £17.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.14% -12.50% +33.33%
10th Percentile £11.77 £11.25 £10.70
90th Percentile £35.63 £45.39 £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 23 July 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Project in the North West over the 6 months to 23 July 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 23 July 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
Cheshire -9 16 £360 -10.00% 1
Manchester -24 16 £400 +3.23% 8
Lancashire -4 10 £374 -12.12% 2
Merseyside +19 9 £433 -12.63%
Cumbria - 1 - -
Microsoft Project
England

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 27 (50.94%) Project Management
2 26 (49.06%) Microsoft
3 23 (43.40%) Microsoft Office
4 15 (28.30%) Windows
5 14 (26.42%) Finance
5 14 (26.42%) Agile Software Development
6 13 (24.53%) Project Planning
6 13 (24.53%) Oracle
7 11 (20.75%) PRINCE2
8 10 (18.87%) Unix
8 10 (18.87%) Stakeholder Management
9 9 (16.98%) Change Management
10 8 (15.09%) ITIL
10 8 (15.09%) Active Directory
11 7 (13.21%) SharePoint
11 7 (13.21%) Waterfall
11 7 (13.21%) PMO
12 6 (11.32%) SDLC
12 6 (11.32%) PMI Certification
12 6 (11.32%) PRINCE
12 6 (11.32%) MS Visio
12 6 (11.32%) LAN
12 6 (11.32%) SQL
12 6 (11.32%) Microsoft Excel
12 6 (11.32%) Linux
12 6 (11.32%) RUP
13 5 (9.43%) Supplier Management
13 5 (9.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
13 5 (9.43%) Computer Science
13 5 (9.43%) PRINCE2 Certification

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 7 (13.21%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.77%) Confluence
3 1 (1.89%) CMS
Applications
1 23 (43.40%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (11.32%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (11.32%) MS Visio
3 5 (9.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (1.89%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (1.89%) AutoCAD
4 1 (1.89%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (3.77%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.89%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.66%) Office 365
2 2 (3.77%) Google Drive
2 2 (3.77%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (3.77%) Trello
3 1 (1.89%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 6 (11.32%) LAN
2 4 (7.55%) DMZ
2 4 (7.55%) Firewall
3 1 (1.89%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (1.89%) DHCP
3 1 (1.89%) DNS
3 1 (1.89%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (1.89%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.77%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (3.77%) Geospatial Data
Development Applications
1 4 (7.55%) JIRA
General
1 14 (26.42%) Finance
2 2 (3.77%) Banking
3 1 (1.89%) Front Office
3 1 (1.89%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 30 (56.60%) Project Manager
2 13 (24.53%) Infrastructure Manager
3 7 (13.21%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 6 (11.32%) Delivery Manager
4 6 (11.32%) Infrastructure Delivery Manager
5 4 (7.55%) Desktop Support
5 4 (7.55%) Project Planner
6 3 (5.66%) Programme Planner
7 2 (3.77%) 1st/2nd Line Support
7 2 (3.77%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
7 2 (3.77%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 2 (3.77%) 2nd Line Support
7 2 (3.77%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 2 (3.77%) Business Change Manager
7 2 (3.77%) Junior
7 2 (3.77%) Junior Project Manager
7 2 (3.77%) Migration Manager
7 2 (3.77%) PMO Planner
7 2 (3.77%) Support Engineer
7 2 (3.77%) Systems Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.55%) LDAP
2 1 (1.89%) CSS
2 1 (1.89%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.43%) Computer Science
1 5 (9.43%) PMI
2 4 (7.55%) Virtual Team
3 2 (3.77%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.77%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (1.89%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.89%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.89%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.89%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 15 (28.30%) Windows
2 10 (18.87%) Unix
3 6 (11.32%) Linux
4 2 (3.77%) Windows 10
4 2 (3.77%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.89%) Android
5 1 (1.89%) Windows 8
5 1 (1.89%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (50.94%) Project Management
2 14 (26.42%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (24.53%) Project Planning
4 11 (20.75%) PRINCE2
5 10 (18.87%) Stakeholder Management
6 9 (16.98%) Change Management
7 8 (15.09%) ITIL
8 7 (13.21%) Waterfall
9 6 (11.32%) PRINCE
9 6 (11.32%) RUP
9 6 (11.32%) SDLC
10 5 (9.43%) Problem-Solving
10 5 (9.43%) Supplier Management
11 4 (7.55%) Data Analysis
11 4 (7.55%) Migration
12 3 (5.66%) Analytics
12 3 (5.66%) Change Control
12 3 (5.66%) Data Migration
12 3 (5.66%) Data Modelling
12 3 (5.66%) Matrix Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (11.32%) SQL
2 1 (1.89%) VB
2 1 (1.89%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 6 (11.32%) PMI Certification
2 5 (9.43%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 4 (7.55%) Degree
3 4 (7.55%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 2 (3.77%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (3.77%) PMP
4 2 (3.77%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.89%) A+ Certification
5 1 (1.89%) CCNA
5 1 (1.89%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.89%) DBS Check
5 1 (1.89%) HNC
5 1 (1.89%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.89%) MCTS
5 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.89%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (13.21%) PMO
2 2 (3.77%) QA
3 1 (1.89%) GDPR
System Software
1 8 (15.09%) Active Directory
2 4 (7.55%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 4 (7.55%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (1.89%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (1.89%) XenApp
3 1 (1.89%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (1.89%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (1.89%) SCCM
1 1 (1.89%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 1 (1.89%) WSUS
Vendors
1 26 (49.06%) Microsoft
2 13 (24.53%) Oracle
3 3 (5.66%) Google
3 3 (5.66%) HP
4 2 (3.77%) ServiceNow
5 1 (1.89%) Adobe
5 1 (1.89%) Bomgar
5 1 (1.89%) Cisco
5 1 (1.89%) Citrix
5 1 (1.89%) Dell
5 1 (1.89%) MobileIron
5 1 (1.89%) Sophos
5 1 (1.89%) Symantec
5 1 (1.89%) Wyse