Period
to 15 November 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 15 November 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
15 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 169 168 177
Rank change year-on-year -1 +9 -24
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Project 52 33 54
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.87% 0.57% 0.77%
As % of the Applications category 11.66% 8.15% 11.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 20 28
North West median daily rate £370 £425 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.94% +8.07% -1.69%
10th Percentile £263 £212 £272
90th Percentile £494 £491 £530
England median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 3
North West median hourly rate £32.50 £25.12 £20.39
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.38% +23.20% -25.85%
England median hourly rate £32.82 £25.00 £21.78
% change year-on-year +31.28% +14.78% -15.12%

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 446 405 462
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 7.47% 7.04% 6.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 234 219 247
North West median daily rate £350 £335 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.48% +1.52% +1.54%
10th Percentile £120 £135 £122
90th Percentile £450 £478 £521
England median daily rate £375 £351 £342
% change year-on-year +6.99% +2.41% -2.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 88 62 61
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £14.13 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.89% -11.72% -8.57%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.25 £10.50
90th Percentile £35.38 £47.05 £42.50
England median hourly rate £16.00 £15.66 £16.44
% change year-on-year +2.17% -4.73% +6.05%

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 15 November 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 15 November 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 15 November 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 +3 19 £360 -2.37% 1
Lancashire -6 15 £388 -6.06% 3
Manchester -21 12 £375 -15.25% 6
Merseyside 0 4 £325 -
Cumbria - 1 - -
Microsoft Project
England

For the 6 months to 15 November 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 30 (57.69%) Microsoft
2 27 (51.92%) Project Management
3 23 (44.23%) Microsoft Office
4 20 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
5 17 (32.69%) Oracle
6 16 (30.77%) Finance
7 15 (28.85%) Stakeholder Management
8 14 (26.92%) Microsoft Excel
9 13 (25.00%) Windows
9 13 (25.00%) Change Management
10 11 (21.15%) Unix
10 11 (21.15%) Project Planning
11 10 (19.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
11 10 (19.23%) SDLC
12 9 (17.31%) Problem-Solving
12 9 (17.31%) PMI Certification
12 9 (17.31%) SQL
12 9 (17.31%) PRINCE2
12 9 (17.31%) SharePoint
13 8 (15.38%) PMI
13 8 (15.38%) Migration
13 8 (15.38%) Waterfall
14 7 (13.46%) PRINCE
14 7 (13.46%) LAN
14 7 (13.46%) Linux
14 7 (13.46%) RUP
15 6 (11.54%) ITIL
16 5 (9.62%) MS Visio
16 5 (9.62%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 5 (9.62%) Banking

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 9 (17.31%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.92%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 23 (44.23%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (26.92%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (19.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (9.62%) MS Visio
5 1 (1.92%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 2 (3.85%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.92%) Finacle
2 1 (1.92%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (1.92%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.77%) Office 365
1 3 (5.77%) Trello
2 2 (3.85%) Google Drive
2 2 (3.85%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (13.46%) LAN
2 2 (3.85%) DMZ
2 2 (3.85%) Firewall
2 2 (3.85%) FTP
2 2 (3.85%) HTTP
2 2 (3.85%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.77%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (5.77%) Geospatial Data
1 3 (5.77%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.92%) Riak
Development Applications
1 4 (7.69%) JIRA
2 2 (3.85%) LoadRunner
General
1 16 (30.77%) Finance
2 5 (9.62%) Banking
3 1 (1.92%) Front Office
3 1 (1.92%) Investment Banking
3 1 (1.92%) Law
3 1 (1.92%) Legal
3 1 (1.92%) Marketing
3 1 (1.92%) Retail
Job Titles
1 29 (55.77%) Project Manager
2 11 (21.15%) Infrastructure Manager
3 7 (13.46%) Delivery Manager
3 7 (13.46%) Infrastructure Delivery Manager
4 5 (9.62%) Project Planner
5 4 (7.69%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 4 (7.69%) Junior
5 4 (7.69%) Junior Project Manager
6 3 (5.77%) Analyst
6 3 (5.77%) Migration Manager
6 3 (5.77%) Migration Project Manager
6 3 (5.77%) Technical Manager
6 3 (5.77%) Technical Project Manager
7 2 (3.85%) Data Migration Manager
7 2 (3.85%) Data Migration Project Manager
7 2 (3.85%) IT Manager
7 2 (3.85%) Junior Infrastructure Project Manager
7 2 (3.85%) Performance Test Analyst
7 2 (3.85%) Programme Planner
7 2 (3.85%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.85%) LDAP
1 2 (3.85%) SOAP
1 2 (3.85%) Web Services
2 1 (1.92%) .NET
2 1 (1.92%) CSS
2 1 (1.92%) WinForms
2 1 (1.92%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 8 (15.38%) PMI
2 5 (9.62%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (9.62%) Computer Science
3 4 (7.69%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (3.85%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.85%) Virtual Team
5 1 (1.92%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 13 (25.00%) Windows
2 11 (21.15%) Unix
3 7 (13.46%) Linux
4 2 (3.85%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (51.92%) Project Management
2 20 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (28.85%) Stakeholder Management
4 13 (25.00%) Change Management
5 11 (21.15%) Project Planning
6 10 (19.23%) SDLC
7 9 (17.31%) PRINCE2
7 9 (17.31%) Problem-Solving
8 8 (15.38%) Migration
8 8 (15.38%) Waterfall
9 7 (13.46%) PRINCE
9 7 (13.46%) RUP
10 6 (11.54%) ITIL
11 5 (9.62%) Data Protection
11 5 (9.62%) Programme Management
11 5 (9.62%) Supplier Management
12 4 (7.69%) Data Migration
12 4 (7.69%) Risk Management
13 3 (5.77%) Business Intelligence
13 3 (5.77%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 9 (17.31%) SQL
2 2 (3.85%) VB
3 1 (1.92%) C#
3 1 (1.92%) Erlang
3 1 (1.92%) VB.NET
3 1 (1.92%) VB6
3 1 (1.92%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 9 (17.31%) PMI Certification
2 5 (9.62%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 5 (9.62%) Security Cleared
3 4 (7.69%) Degree
3 4 (7.69%) SC Cleared
4 2 (3.85%) ISEB
4 2 (3.85%) PMP
5 1 (1.92%) APMP
5 1 (1.92%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (9.62%) PMO
2 2 (3.85%) QA
System Software
1 2 (3.85%) Active Directory
1 2 (3.85%) Microsoft Virtual Server
1 2 (3.85%) Virtual Servers
2 1 (1.92%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (3.85%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.92%) ServiceCenter
2 1 (1.92%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 30 (57.69%) Microsoft
2 17 (32.69%) Oracle
3 2 (3.85%) Google
3 2 (3.85%) HP
3 2 (3.85%) VMware
4 1 (1.92%) Atlassian