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 22 May 2015 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Project
Rank 90 102 73
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -29
Contract jobs citing MS Project 42 38 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.52% 1.28% 2.07%
As % of the Applications category 11.17% 9.45% 13.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 20 20
Average daily rate
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£300 £420 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.57% +68.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £300 £187
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £501 £458
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +7.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 12
Average hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £39.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -11.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £35.00 £18.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.50 £35.00 £47.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.06 £19.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+26.63% -42.42%
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
376 402 331
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 13.63% 13.53% 15.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 175 159 154
Average daily rate £298 £320 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.03% +11.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £137 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £303 £305
% change year-on-year
+7.43% -0.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 78 79 72
Average hourly rate £15.00 £16.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -23.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.70 £9.63 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.75 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-7.93% +1.61%

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 22 May 2015.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Project across the East of England region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

MS Project Hourly Rate Histogram 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 22 May 2015. 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 +15 12 £334 -33.25% 1
Cambridgeshire +2 11 £300 -41.17% 1
Hertfordshire -3 9 £225 -46.42% 5
Essex -2 6 £300 -33.33% 1
Suffolk - 3 £400 -
Norfolk -2 1 £413 +87.50% 1
MS Project
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 32 (43.24%) Microsoft
1 32 (43.24%) Project Management
2 27 (36.49%) PRINCE2
3 23 (31.08%) MS Excel
4 21 (28.38%) Finance
5 17 (22.97%) Stakeholder Management
6 15 (20.27%) Programme Management
6 15 (20.27%) MS Office
7 13 (17.57%) MS Visio
7 13 (17.57%) MS PowerPoint
8 11 (14.86%) Portfolio Management
9 9 (12.16%) Change Management
10 8 (10.81%) SAP
10 8 (10.81%) SharePoint
10 8 (10.81%) Agile Software Development
11 7 (9.46%) Project Planning
11 7 (9.46%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 7 (9.46%) Waterfall
12 6 (8.11%) Change Control
12 6 (8.11%) Degree
12 6 (8.11%) Data Analysis
12 6 (8.11%) Risk Management
13 5 (6.76%) Management Information System
13 5 (6.76%) Migration
13 5 (6.76%) Retail
14 4 (5.41%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 4 (5.41%) Continuous Improvement
14 4 (5.41%) Project Governance
14 4 (5.41%) Mentoring
14 4 (5.41%) Analytical Skills

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 8 (10.81%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.35%) MS Project Server
2 1 (1.35%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 23 (31.08%) MS Excel
2 15 (20.27%) MS Office
3 13 (17.57%) MS Visio
3 13 (17.57%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.35%) Acrobat
4 1 (1.35%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (2.70%) CA PPM
2 1 (1.35%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.35%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.70%) LAN
2 1 (1.35%) WAN
2 1 (1.35%) VPN
2 1 (1.35%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.05%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (4.05%) Relational Database
2 2 (2.70%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.35%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (1.35%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 1 (1.35%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 21 (28.38%) Finance
2 5 (6.76%) Retail
3 4 (5.41%) Banking
3 4 (5.41%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.70%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (2.70%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.35%) Back Office
5 1 (1.35%) Law
5 1 (1.35%) Publishing
5 1 (1.35%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.35%) General Ledger
5 1 (1.35%) Dutch Language
5 1 (1.35%) French Language
5 1 (1.35%) German Language
Job Titles
1 19 (25.68%) Project Manager
2 15 (20.27%) Analyst
3 9 (12.16%) PMO Analyst
3 9 (12.16%) Coordinator
4 8 (10.81%) Project Coordinator
5 5 (6.76%) Business Analyst
5 5 (6.76%) Senior Consultant
5 5 (6.76%) Consultant
5 5 (6.76%) PMO Consultant
6 4 (5.41%) Senior SAP Consultant
6 4 (5.41%) Senior Project Manager
6 4 (5.41%) SAP Consultant
6 4 (5.41%) Senior Analyst
6 4 (5.41%) Project Planner
6 4 (5.41%) Administrator
6 4 (5.41%) Senior Manager
7 3 (4.05%) Project Administrator
7 3 (4.05%) Programme Planner
7 3 (4.05%) Project Support Administrator
8 2 (2.70%) Firmware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.35%) SOAP
1 1 (1.35%) Web Services
1 1 (1.35%) XML
1 1 (1.35%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.76%) Management Information System
2 4 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.70%) Data Integration
3 2 (2.70%) NHS
3 2 (2.70%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 2 (2.70%) VHDL
4 1 (1.35%) Statistics
4 1 (1.35%) Tandem
4 1 (1.35%) PMI
4 1 (1.35%) Mathematics
4 1 (1.35%) FMCG
4 1 (1.35%) iSeries
4 1 (1.35%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.70%) UNIX
2 1 (1.35%) Windows Vista
2 1 (1.35%) Windows
2 1 (1.35%) Windows 2000
2 1 (1.35%) Windows XP
2 1 (1.35%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (1.35%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (1.35%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (1.35%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (43.24%) Project Management
2 27 (36.49%) PRINCE2
3 17 (22.97%) Stakeholder Management
4 15 (20.27%) Programme Management
5 11 (14.86%) Portfolio Management
6 9 (12.16%) Change Management
7 8 (10.81%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (9.46%) Project Planning
8 7 (9.46%) Waterfall
9 6 (8.11%) Change Control
9 6 (8.11%) Data Analysis
9 6 (8.11%) Risk Management
10 5 (6.76%) Migration
11 4 (5.41%) Continuous Improvement
11 4 (5.41%) Project Governance
11 4 (5.41%) Mentoring
11 4 (5.41%) PRINCE
11 4 (5.41%) ERP
11 4 (5.41%) Scrum
12 3 (4.05%) GAP Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.70%) Shell Script
1 2 (2.70%) SQL
2 1 (1.35%) VBA
2 1 (1.35%) C
2 1 (1.35%) C#
Qualifications
1 7 (9.46%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 6 (8.11%) Degree
3 4 (5.41%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 3 (4.05%) PMI Certification
4 3 (4.05%) SC Cleared
4 3 (4.05%) Security Cleared
5 2 (2.70%) APMP
5 2 (2.70%) Six Sigma Green Belt
5 2 (2.70%) PMP
5 2 (2.70%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.70%) SLA
2 1 (1.35%) Solvency II
System Software
1 2 (2.70%) Firmware
2 1 (1.35%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 32 (43.24%) Microsoft
2 8 (10.81%) SAP
3 4 (5.41%) HP
4 2 (2.70%) Progress
4 2 (2.70%) Xilinx
5 1 (1.35%) Oracle
5 1 (1.35%) PeopleSoft
5 1 (1.35%) Cisco
5 1 (1.35%) IBM
5 1 (1.35%) Cognos
5 1 (1.35%) Adobe
5 1 (1.35%) CA
5 1 (1.35%) Tableau