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 3 months to 26 June 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
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 125 119 98
Rank change year-on-year -6 -21  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Project 17 46 52
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.58% 1.23% 1.41%
As % of the Applications category 8.42% 16.73% 13.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 26 20
Median daily rate £390 £344 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.45% +1.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £204 £263 £177
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £438 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £330 £370
% change year-on-year +13.63% -10.81%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 2
Median hourly rate £25.12 £20.39 £31.40
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.19% -35.06%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.12 £22.50 £31.40
% change year-on-year +11.64% -28.34%  

Microsoft 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 202 275 384
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 6.85% 7.33% 10.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 126 174
Median daily rate £325 £320 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.56% +3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £148 £162
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +3.84% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 30 44
Median hourly rate £18.50 £21.00 £16.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.90% +29.23%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £11.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £47.00 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.78 £16.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year -4.39% +13.79%  

Microsoft Project
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

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 3 months to 26 June 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 3 months to 26 June 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 -5 8 £265 -24.28% 7
Merseyside -4 3 - -
Cheshire +15 2 £395 +31.66%
Lancashire +5 2 £425 -22.72%
Microsoft Project
England

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 35 (72.92%) Project Management
2 21 (43.75%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (37.50%) Microsoft
3 18 (37.50%) PRINCE2
4 16 (33.33%) Finance
5 14 (29.17%) PMO
6 13 (27.08%) Stakeholder Management
6 13 (27.08%) Microsoft Office
7 11 (22.92%) Microsoft Excel
8 9 (18.75%) Business Analysis
8 9 (18.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 8 (16.67%) Waterfall
9 8 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
10 7 (14.58%) Project Planning
10 7 (14.58%) Banking
10 7 (14.58%) Change Management
11 6 (12.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 5 (10.42%) VBA
12 5 (10.42%) SharePoint
12 5 (10.42%) Scrum
12 5 (10.42%) Migration
12 5 (10.42%) Neural Network
12 5 (10.42%) Critical Path Analysis
12 5 (10.42%) Logistic Regression
12 5 (10.42%) Kanban
12 5 (10.42%) Spreadsheet
12 5 (10.42%) Translating Business Requirements
12 5 (10.42%) Infographics
12 5 (10.42%) Programme Governance
12 5 (10.42%) Decision Tree

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 5 (10.42%) SharePoint
2 2 (4.17%) Confluence
2 2 (4.17%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 13 (27.08%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (22.92%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (18.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (10.42%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (4.17%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.08%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.08%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.08%) Unified Communications
1 1 (2.08%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.08%) EDMS
1 1 (2.08%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 3 (6.25%) JIRA
General
1 16 (33.33%) Finance
2 7 (14.58%) Banking
3 3 (6.25%) Back Office
4 2 (4.17%) Legal
4 2 (4.17%) Manufacturing
4 2 (4.17%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (4.17%) Retail
5 1 (2.08%) Billing
5 1 (2.08%) Financial Institution
5 1 (2.08%) Retail Banking
5 1 (2.08%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 20 (41.67%) Project Manager
2 12 (25.00%) Analyst
3 4 (8.33%) Banking Analyst
3 4 (8.33%) Programme Analyst
3 4 (8.33%) Programme Manager
4 3 (6.25%) Agile Project Manager
4 3 (6.25%) Banking Business Analyst
4 3 (6.25%) Business Analyst
4 3 (6.25%) Data Analyst
4 3 (6.25%) Junior
4 3 (6.25%) Junior PMO
4 3 (6.25%) PMO Analyst
4 3 (6.25%) PMO Manager
4 3 (6.25%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
4 3 (6.25%) SAP Manager
4 3 (6.25%) SAP Project Manager
4 3 (6.25%) Transformation Manager
5 2 (4.17%) Infrastructure Manager
5 2 (4.17%) Programme Planner
5 2 (4.17%) Project Coordinator
Miscellaneous
1 8 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (8.33%) Management Information System
3 3 (6.25%) FMCG
4 2 (4.17%) LIMS
4 2 (4.17%) PMI
4 2 (4.17%) RIA
4 2 (4.17%) Virtual Team
5 1 (2.08%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.08%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.17%) Linux
1 2 (4.17%) Unix
1 2 (4.17%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (72.92%) Project Management
2 21 (43.75%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (37.50%) PRINCE2
4 13 (27.08%) Stakeholder Management
5 9 (18.75%) Business Analysis
6 8 (16.67%) Waterfall
7 7 (14.58%) Change Management
7 7 (14.58%) Project Planning
8 5 (10.42%) Critical Path Analysis
8 5 (10.42%) Decision Tree
8 5 (10.42%) Infographics
8 5 (10.42%) Kanban
8 5 (10.42%) Logistic Regression
8 5 (10.42%) Migration
8 5 (10.42%) Neural Network
8 5 (10.42%) Programme Governance
8 5 (10.42%) Scrum
8 5 (10.42%) Translating Business Requirements
9 4 (8.33%) Change Control
9 4 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 5 (10.42%) VBA
Qualifications
1 6 (12.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 4 (8.33%) SC Cleared
2 4 (8.33%) Security Cleared
3 3 (6.25%) Degree
3 3 (6.25%) PMI Certification
4 1 (2.08%) HNC
4 1 (2.08%) PMP
4 1 (2.08%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (29.17%) PMO
2 4 (8.33%) QA
3 2 (4.17%) GMP
4 1 (2.08%) GDPR
4 1 (2.08%) MiFID
Systems Management
1 3 (6.25%) MOM
Vendors
1 18 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.25%) SAP
3 2 (4.17%) Acronis
3 2 (4.17%) Oracle
4 1 (2.08%) CA Agile Central
4 1 (2.08%) Cognos
4 1 (2.08%) Salesforce.com