The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland with a requirement for MS Project skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited MS Project over the 3 months to 28 March 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
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 31 - -
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing MS Project 10 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 4.46% - -
As % of the Applications category 37.04% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 9 0 0
Median daily rate £370 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £366 £365
% change year-on-year -4.37% +0.27%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.48 £39.34 £22.50
% change year-on-year +7.96% +74.84%  

MS 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 27 14 13
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland 12.05% 11.29% 11.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 2 8
Median daily rate £358 £292 £143
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.53% +104.73%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £291 £145 £89
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £438 £145
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £330 £325
% change year-on-year +2.27% +1.53%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 0
Median hourly rate £12.00 £14.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.24% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year -6.06% +13.79%  

MS Project
Job Vacancy Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Job vacancy trend for MS Project in Northern Ireland

MS Project
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MS Project in Northern Ireland

MS Project
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Northern Ireland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MS Project in Northern Ireland over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for MS Project in Northern Ireland

MS 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 MS Project in Northern Ireland.

Contractor hourly rate trend for MS Project in Northern Ireland

MS Project
Contract Job Locations in Northern Ireland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MS Project within the Northern Ireland region over the 3 months to 28 March 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
County Antrim - 10 £370 -
MS Project
UK

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing MS 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 MS Project.

1 18 (94.74%) Project Management
2 17 (89.47%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (57.89%) PRINCE2
4 9 (47.37%) MS Excel
4 9 (47.37%) Law
4 9 (47.37%) MS PowerPoint
4 9 (47.37%) SC Cleared
4 9 (47.37%) Security Cleared
4 9 (47.37%) Waterfall
5 8 (42.11%) Finance
5 8 (42.11%) People Management
6 7 (36.84%) Prototyping
7 6 (31.58%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (31.58%) Change Control
8 5 (26.32%) Budgeting and Forecasting
8 5 (26.32%) PMO
8 5 (26.32%) Microsoft
8 5 (26.32%) PMP
8 5 (26.32%) MS Office
8 5 (26.32%) MS Visio
8 5 (26.32%) Requirements Analysis
9 3 (15.79%) Business Intelligence
9 3 (15.79%) Mentoring
9 3 (15.79%) Data Management
9 3 (15.79%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (10.53%) Data Modelling
10 2 (10.53%) Middleware
10 2 (10.53%) SharePoint
10 2 (10.53%) SQL
10 2 (10.53%) Windows

MS 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 2 (10.53%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (47.37%) MS Excel
1 9 (47.37%) MS PowerPoint
2 5 (26.32%) MS Office
2 5 (26.32%) MS Visio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.79%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (5.26%) QlikView
2 1 (5.26%) SQL Server
General
1 9 (47.37%) Law
2 8 (42.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (63.16%) Project Manager
2 8 (42.11%) Analyst
3 7 (36.84%) Business Analyst
4 4 (21.05%) SC Cleared Project Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Agile Project Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Automation Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Business Intelligence Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Business Intelligence Business Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Business Intelligence Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Business Intelligence Project Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Data Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) PMO Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Project Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.53%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 6 (31.58%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.26%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.53%) AIX
1 2 (10.53%) Linux
1 2 (10.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 2 (10.53%) Solaris
1 2 (10.53%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (94.74%) Project Management
2 17 (89.47%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (57.89%) PRINCE2
4 9 (47.37%) Waterfall
5 8 (42.11%) People Management
6 7 (36.84%) Prototyping
7 6 (31.58%) Change Control
8 5 (26.32%) Budgeting and Forecasting
8 5 (26.32%) Requirements Analysis
9 3 (15.79%) Business Intelligence
9 3 (15.79%) Data Management
9 3 (15.79%) Mentoring
10 2 (10.53%) Data Modelling
10 2 (10.53%) Process Improvement
10 2 (10.53%) Project Planning
11 1 (5.26%) Business Analysis
11 1 (5.26%) Continuous Improvement
11 1 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.53%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (47.37%) SC Cleared
1 9 (47.37%) Security Cleared
2 5 (26.32%) PMP
3 2 (10.53%) Degree
4 1 (5.26%) DV Cleared
4 1 (5.26%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (26.32%) PMO
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 5 (26.32%) Microsoft