The table below looks at the statistics for MS Project skills in IT contracts advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Project over the 3 months to 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Project
Rank 91 84 99
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +15
Contract jobs citing MS Project 56 37 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.77% 1.55% 1.40%
As % of the Applications category 11.79% 10.60% 9.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 23 27
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£425 £286 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+48.60% +27.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £234 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £566 £439 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 6
Average hourly rate £21.00 £38.50 £27.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.45% +41.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.80 £37.50 £25.63
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.40 £40.55 £28.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £31.56 £27.25
% change year-on-year
-49.29% +15.79%
MS Project
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the East of England region.

Applications Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
475 349 474
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 15.01% 14.66% 15.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 243 143 182
Average daily rate £350 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £147 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £437 £409
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.83% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 78 72 89
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -3.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £9.00 £9.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.50 £33.20 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -4.29%

MS Project
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MS Project across the East of England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Applications category.

MS Project Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

MS Project
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MS Project across the East of England region.

MS Project Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

MS Project
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Project across the East of England region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

MS Project Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

MS Project
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MS Project across the East of England region.

MS Project Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

MS Project
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MS Project within the East of England region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bedfordshire +5 26 £475 +18.75%
Cambridgeshire -6 13 £230 -20.00%
Essex -5 10 £315 +0.80% 1
Hertfordshire -12 9 £430 +7.50% 1
Norfolk - - - -
Suffolk - - - -
MS Project
England

MS Project
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England region citing MS Project also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited MS Project.

1 51 (57.95%) Project Management
2 39 (44.32%) PRINCE2
3 37 (42.05%) Microsoft
4 28 (31.82%) MS Excel
5 24 (27.27%) Finance
6 18 (20.45%) MS Visio
7 17 (19.32%) MS Office
7 17 (19.32%) Stakeholder Management
7 17 (19.32%) Project Planning
8 13 (14.77%) SharePoint
9 12 (13.64%) PMI Certification
9 12 (13.64%) MS PowerPoint
10 11 (12.50%) Retail
10 11 (12.50%) Pharmaceutical
11 10 (11.36%) Degree
11 10 (11.36%) Agile Software Development
12 9 (10.23%) Change Management
12 9 (10.23%) Business Intelligence
12 9 (10.23%) Release Management
12 9 (10.23%) Change Control
13 8 (9.09%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 8 (9.09%) ITIL
14 7 (7.95%) PMI
14 7 (7.95%) PMP
14 7 (7.95%) SAP
14 7 (7.95%) Business Objects
14 7 (7.95%) Spreadsheet
15 6 (6.82%) Oracle
15 6 (6.82%) E-Commerce
15 6 (6.82%) PRINCE2 Certification

MS Project
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England region citing MS Project also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited MS Project. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 13 (14.77%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.27%) MS Project Server
3 1 (1.14%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (1.14%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (1.14%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.14%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 28 (31.82%) MS Excel
2 18 (20.45%) MS Visio
3 17 (19.32%) MS Office
4 12 (13.64%) MS PowerPoint
5 7 (7.95%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (1.14%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 4 (4.55%) TrackWise
2 2 (2.27%) CA Clarity
2 2 (2.27%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (1.14%) Workday HCM
3 1 (1.14%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.14%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.14%) Intranet
1 1 (1.14%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.27%) SQL Server
1 2 (2.27%) Spotfire
2 1 (1.14%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 2 (2.27%) JIRA
1 2 (2.27%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 24 (27.27%) Finance
2 11 (12.50%) Pharmaceutical
2 11 (12.50%) Retail
3 6 (6.82%) Manufacturing
4 4 (4.55%) Telecoms
5 3 (3.41%) German Language
6 2 (2.27%) French Language
7 1 (1.14%) Marketing
7 1 (1.14%) Publishing
7 1 (1.14%) Games
Job Titles
1 38 (43.18%) Project Manager
2 21 (23.86%) Analyst
3 12 (13.64%) Business Analyst
4 8 (9.09%) Coordinator
5 6 (6.82%) Project Coordinator
6 5 (5.68%) PMO Analyst
7 4 (4.55%) Senior Analyst
7 4 (4.55%) Business Project Manager
7 4 (4.55%) Business Manager
8 3 (3.41%) Project Planner
8 3 (3.41%) Consultant
8 3 (3.41%) Supply Chain Manager
8 3 (3.41%) SAP Manager
9 2 (2.27%) Security Project Manager
9 2 (2.27%) Security Manager
9 2 (2.27%) Oracle Project Manager
9 2 (2.27%) Integration Project Manager
9 2 (2.27%) Business Intelligence Manager
9 2 (2.27%) Agile Project Manager
9 2 (2.27%) Assistant Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.27%) J2EE
1 2 (2.27%) Web Services
2 1 (1.14%) Flash
2 1 (1.14%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.95%) PMI
2 2 (2.27%) EPoS
2 2 (2.27%) NHS
2 2 (2.27%) Computer Science
2 2 (2.27%) Data Integration
3 1 (1.14%) Digital Media
3 1 (1.14%) Life Science
3 1 (1.14%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 3 (3.41%) Windows
2 2 (2.27%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (57.95%) Project Management
2 39 (44.32%) PRINCE2
3 17 (19.32%) Stakeholder Management
3 17 (19.32%) Project Planning
4 10 (11.36%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (10.23%) Business Intelligence
5 9 (10.23%) Change Management
5 9 (10.23%) Release Management
5 9 (10.23%) Change Control
6 8 (9.09%) ITIL
7 6 (6.82%) PRINCE
7 6 (6.82%) E-Commerce
7 6 (6.82%) Scrum
7 6 (6.82%) Programme Management
8 5 (5.68%) Revenue Management
8 5 (5.68%) Business Analysis
8 5 (5.68%) Configuration Management
9 4 (4.55%) Service Management
9 4 (4.55%) Time Management
9 4 (4.55%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (13.64%) PMI Certification
2 10 (11.36%) Degree
3 8 (9.09%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 7 (7.95%) PMP
5 6 (6.82%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 2 (2.27%) ISEB
6 2 (2.27%) SC Cleared
6 2 (2.27%) Security Cleared
6 2 (2.27%) APMP
7 1 (1.14%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (1.14%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (1.14%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.68%) QA
2 3 (3.41%) GxP
3 1 (1.14%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (1.14%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (1.14%) SCOM
Vendors
1 37 (42.05%) Microsoft
2 7 (7.95%) Business Objects
2 7 (7.95%) SAP
3 6 (6.82%) Oracle
3 6 (6.82%) Primavera
4 4 (4.55%) Niku
5 3 (3.41%) Remedy
6 2 (2.27%) CA
6 2 (2.27%) ServiceNow
6 2 (2.27%) Planview
7 1 (1.14%) Ceridian
7 1 (1.14%) Veeam
7 1 (1.14%) Riverbed
7 1 (1.14%) SolarWinds
7 1 (1.14%) VMware
7 1 (1.14%) NetApp
7 1 (1.14%) CheckPoint
7 1 (1.14%) Adobe