The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland 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 23 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
UK / Northern Ireland
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 19 21
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Project 0 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland - 1.00% 1.11%
As % of the Applications category - 11.11% 12.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Median daily rate - £300 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -33.33%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £332 £369
% change year-on-year +13.12% -10.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Northern Ireland with a requirement for software application skills.

Contract Software Application Skills
Northern Ireland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 19 9 8
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland 5.37% 9.00% 8.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 4 6
Median daily rate £159 £300 £296
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -47.00% +1.26%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £78 £300 £119
10% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £329 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £320
% change year-on-year +3.84% +1.47%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £14.17 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.64 £16.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year -5.21% +13.79%  

Microsoft Project
Job Vacancy Trend in Northern Ireland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 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 Northern Ireland

Microsoft Project
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Microsoft Project in Northern Ireland.

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Project in Northern Ireland

Microsoft Project
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Project in Northern Ireland.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Project in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 23 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 Northern Ireland region with a requirement for Microsoft Project.

1 9 (90.00%) Project Management
1 9 (90.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (60.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 5 (50.00%) Finance
3 5 (50.00%) PRINCE2
4 4 (40.00%) Microsoft Excel
4 4 (40.00%) MS Visio
4 4 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (30.00%) People Management
5 3 (30.00%) Budgeting and Forecasting
5 3 (30.00%) PMO
5 3 (30.00%) SC Cleared
5 3 (30.00%) Security Cleared
5 3 (30.00%) Waterfall
5 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Office
5 3 (30.00%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (30.00%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
5 3 (30.00%) PMP
5 3 (30.00%) Law
5 3 (30.00%) Requirements Analysis
5 3 (30.00%) Data Management
6 2 (20.00%) Data Modelling
6 2 (20.00%) SQL
6 2 (20.00%) Change Control
6 2 (20.00%) Prototyping
7 1 (10.00%) Virtual Team
7 1 (10.00%) Mentoring
7 1 (10.00%) Process Improvement
7 1 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Microsoft Project
Co-occurring IT Skills in Northern Ireland 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 1 (10.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (60.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 4 (40.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (40.00%) MS Visio
3 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (30.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (10.00%) QlikView
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
General
1 5 (50.00%) Finance
2 3 (30.00%) Law
Job Titles
1 6 (60.00%) Project Manager
2 5 (50.00%) Analyst
2 5 (50.00%) Business Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) SC Cleared Project Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Business Intelligence Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Business Intelligence Business Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Business Intelligence Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Business Intelligence Project Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Project Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (10.00%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) AIX
1 1 (10.00%) Linux
1 1 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 1 (10.00%) Solaris
1 1 (10.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (90.00%) Agile Software Development
1 9 (90.00%) Project Management
2 5 (50.00%) PRINCE2
3 3 (30.00%) Budgeting and Forecasting
3 3 (30.00%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (30.00%) Data Management
3 3 (30.00%) People Management
3 3 (30.00%) Requirements Analysis
3 3 (30.00%) Waterfall
4 2 (20.00%) Change Control
4 2 (20.00%) Data Modelling
4 2 (20.00%) Prototyping
5 1 (10.00%) Business Analysis
5 1 (10.00%) Mentoring
5 1 (10.00%) Process Improvement
5 1 (10.00%) Project Planning
5 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) PMP
1 3 (30.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (30.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (10.00%) Degree
2 1 (10.00%) DV Cleared
2 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (30.00%) PMO
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) Microsoft