Period
to 19 September 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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 166 171 162
Rank change year-on-year +5 -9 -27
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Project 59 36 75
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.99% 0.62% 1.03%
As % of the Applications category 12.47% 8.98% 14.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 19 44
North West median daily rate £375 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.85% +4.00% -3.85%
10th Percentile £263 £204 £260
90th Percentile £495 £533 £529
England median daily rate £425 £400 £387
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.49% +1.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 4
North West median hourly rate £17.49 £25.12 £31.56
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.37% -20.41% +14.76%
10th Percentile £15.50 £25.12 £20.39
90th Percentile £32.70 £25.12 £42.73
England median hourly rate £25.81 £25.12 £22.14
% change year-on-year +2.75% +13.46% -1.60%

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 473 401 515
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 7.90% 6.88% 7.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 244 200 264
North West median daily rate £350 £335 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.48% -0.74% +3.85%
10th Percentile £126 £125 £136
90th Percentile £475 £444 £525
England median daily rate £375 £363 £342
% change year-on-year +3.45% +5.99% +0.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 75 67 60
North West median hourly rate £15.72 £16.00 £17.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.75% -10.49% +11.81%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.05 £10.38
90th Percentile £38.50 £43.85 £47.04
England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.34 £16.50
% change year-on-year +0.98% -0.97% +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 19 September 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 19 September 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 19 September 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 18 £363 -8.23% 1
Lancashire +4 16 £343 -19.41% 2
Manchester -15 14 £400 +23.08% 3
Merseyside +23 9 £433 - 1
Cumbria - 1 - -
Microsoft Project
England

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 35 (59.32%) Microsoft
2 31 (52.54%) Project Management
3 26 (44.07%) Microsoft Office
4 18 (30.51%) Agile Software Development
5 17 (28.81%) Oracle
6 15 (25.42%) Finance
7 14 (23.73%) Stakeholder Management
7 14 (23.73%) Windows
8 12 (20.34%) SQL
8 12 (20.34%) PRINCE2
8 12 (20.34%) Project Planning
9 11 (18.64%) Change Management
10 10 (16.95%) Unix
10 10 (16.95%) SharePoint
10 10 (16.95%) LAN
11 9 (15.25%) Microsoft Excel
11 9 (15.25%) ITIL
12 7 (11.86%) PMI Certification
12 7 (11.86%) Microsoft PowerPoint
12 7 (11.86%) Waterfall
12 7 (11.86%) SDLC
12 7 (11.86%) Problem-Solving
13 6 (10.17%) PMI
13 6 (10.17%) PRINCE
13 6 (10.17%) Linux
13 6 (10.17%) RUP
13 6 (10.17%) MS Visio
13 6 (10.17%) Active Directory
14 5 (8.47%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 5 (8.47%) Migration

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 10 (16.95%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.69%) CMS
2 1 (1.69%) Confluence
Applications
1 26 (44.07%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (15.25%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (11.86%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (10.17%) MS Visio
5 1 (1.69%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (1.69%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 2 (3.39%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.69%) Finacle
2 1 (1.69%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.08%) Office 365
1 3 (5.08%) Trello
2 2 (3.39%) Google Drive
2 2 (3.39%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.69%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 10 (16.95%) LAN
2 4 (6.78%) DMZ
2 4 (6.78%) Firewall
3 1 (1.69%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (1.69%) DHCP
3 1 (1.69%) DNS
3 1 (1.69%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (1.69%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.08%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (5.08%) Geospatial Data
2 1 (1.69%) Riak
2 1 (1.69%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (8.47%) JIRA
General
1 15 (25.42%) Finance
2 3 (5.08%) Banking
3 1 (1.69%) Front Office
3 1 (1.69%) Marketing
3 1 (1.69%) Retail
Job Titles
1 39 (66.10%) Project Manager
2 15 (25.42%) Infrastructure Manager
3 9 (15.25%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 6 (10.17%) Delivery Manager
4 6 (10.17%) Infrastructure Delivery Manager
5 4 (6.78%) Junior
5 4 (6.78%) Junior Project Manager
5 4 (6.78%) Project Planner
6 3 (5.08%) Desktop Support
6 3 (5.08%) Migration Manager
6 3 (5.08%) Migration Project Manager
6 3 (5.08%) Programme Planner
6 3 (5.08%) Technical Manager
6 3 (5.08%) Technical Project Manager
7 2 (3.39%) Data Migration Manager
7 2 (3.39%) Data Migration Project Manager
7 2 (3.39%) Junior Infrastructure Project Manager
7 2 (3.39%) Project Officer
7 2 (3.39%) Support Officer
7 2 (3.39%) Technical Product Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.78%) LDAP
2 1 (1.69%) .NET
2 1 (1.69%) CSS
2 1 (1.69%) HTML
2 1 (1.69%) WinForms
2 1 (1.69%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.17%) PMI
2 5 (8.47%) Computer Science
3 4 (6.78%) Virtual Team
4 3 (5.08%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (3.39%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.69%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.69%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.69%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.69%) NHS
6 1 (1.69%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 14 (23.73%) Windows
2 10 (16.95%) Unix
3 6 (10.17%) Linux
4 2 (3.39%) Windows 10
4 2 (3.39%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.69%) Android
5 1 (1.69%) Windows 8
5 1 (1.69%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (52.54%) Project Management
2 18 (30.51%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (23.73%) Stakeholder Management
4 12 (20.34%) PRINCE2
4 12 (20.34%) Project Planning
5 11 (18.64%) Change Management
6 9 (15.25%) ITIL
7 7 (11.86%) Problem-Solving
7 7 (11.86%) SDLC
7 7 (11.86%) Waterfall
8 6 (10.17%) PRINCE
8 6 (10.17%) RUP
9 5 (8.47%) Migration
9 5 (8.47%) Supplier Management
10 4 (6.78%) Analytics
10 4 (6.78%) Data Migration
10 4 (6.78%) Data Protection
10 4 (6.78%) Programme Management
11 3 (5.08%) Machine Learning
11 3 (5.08%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 12 (20.34%) SQL
2 2 (3.39%) VB
3 1 (1.69%) C#
3 1 (1.69%) Erlang
3 1 (1.69%) VB.NET
3 1 (1.69%) VB6
3 1 (1.69%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 7 (11.86%) PMI Certification
2 5 (8.47%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 4 (6.78%) Degree
3 4 (6.78%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 4 (6.78%) Security Cleared
4 3 (5.08%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.69%) A+ Certification
5 1 (1.69%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.69%) CCNA
5 1 (1.69%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.69%) DBS Check
5 1 (1.69%) HNC
5 1 (1.69%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.69%) MCTS
5 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.69%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.78%) PMO
2 2 (3.39%) QA
3 1 (1.69%) GDPR
System Software
1 6 (10.17%) Active Directory
2 4 (6.78%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 4 (6.78%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (1.69%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (1.69%) XenApp
3 1 (1.69%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (3.39%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (1.69%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (1.69%) SCCM
2 1 (1.69%) WSUS
Vendors
1 35 (59.32%) Microsoft
2 17 (28.81%) Oracle
3 3 (5.08%) Google
4 2 (3.39%) HP
4 2 (3.39%) ServiceNow
5 1 (1.69%) Adobe
5 1 (1.69%) Atlassian
5 1 (1.69%) Bomgar
5 1 (1.69%) Cisco
5 1 (1.69%) Citrix
5 1 (1.69%) MobileIron
5 1 (1.69%) Sophos
5 1 (1.69%) Symantec