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 7 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
7 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Project
Rank 100 94 69
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -25
Contract jobs citing MS Project 31 48 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.11% 1.54% 2.13%
As % of the Applications category 8.66% 11.29% 13.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 27 24
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.97% +44.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £294 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £416 £470 £452
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 14
Average hourly rate £12.50 £35.00 £38.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-64.28% -7.89%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £32.75
% change year-on-year
-10.00% -23.66%
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
358 425 348
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 12.87% 13.67% 15.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 173 179 154
Average daily rate £275 £320 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.06% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £138 £113
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £426 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £310
% change year-on-year
+8.24% -3.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 70 80
Average hourly rate £14.85 £16.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -17.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £9.89 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £36.65 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -6.25%

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 7 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 7 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 7 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 +5 11 £413 -8.33% 2
Cambridgeshire +1 8 £300 -25.92% 1
Hertfordshire -6 6 £225 -46.42% 1
Essex -7 4 £265 -39.42% 1
Suffolk - 2 £413 - 2
Norfolk +3 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 7 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 30 (46.15%) Microsoft
2 26 (40.00%) Project Management
3 23 (35.38%) PRINCE2
4 20 (30.77%) MS Excel
4 20 (30.77%) Finance
5 15 (23.08%) Stakeholder Management
5 15 (23.08%) Programme Management
6 13 (20.00%) MS Visio
6 13 (20.00%) MS PowerPoint
7 11 (16.92%) Portfolio Management
8 10 (15.38%) MS Office
9 9 (13.85%) Change Management
10 8 (12.31%) SAP
11 7 (10.77%) Agile Software Development
11 7 (10.77%) Change Control
12 6 (9.23%) Data Analysis
12 6 (9.23%) Risk Management
13 5 (7.69%) SharePoint
13 5 (7.69%) Management Information System
13 5 (7.69%) Project Planning
13 5 (7.69%) Degree
13 5 (7.69%) Waterfall
14 4 (6.15%) Project Governance
14 4 (6.15%) Analytical Skills
14 4 (6.15%) Software Delivery
14 4 (6.15%) Retail
14 4 (6.15%) Migration
14 4 (6.15%) ERP
14 4 (6.15%) HP
14 4 (6.15%) PRINCE2 Certification

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

For the 6 months to 7 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 5 (7.69%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.08%) MS Project Server
3 1 (1.54%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 20 (30.77%) MS Excel
2 13 (20.00%) MS Visio
2 13 (20.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 10 (15.38%) MS Office
4 1 (1.54%) Acrobat
4 1 (1.54%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.54%) SAP R/3
1 1 (1.54%) CA PPM
1 1 (1.54%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.54%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.08%) LAN
2 1 (1.54%) Internet
2 1 (1.54%) WAN
2 1 (1.54%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.08%) Relational Database
1 2 (3.08%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.54%) RDBMS
2 1 (1.54%) SQLPlus
2 1 (1.54%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (1.54%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (1.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (1.54%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 1 (1.54%) Oracle Forms
1 1 (1.54%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 20 (30.77%) Finance
2 4 (6.15%) Retail
3 3 (4.62%) Telecoms
3 3 (4.62%) Banking
4 2 (3.08%) Aerospace
4 2 (3.08%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.54%) Law
5 1 (1.54%) Publishing
5 1 (1.54%) Back Office
5 1 (1.54%) General Ledger
5 1 (1.54%) Dutch Language
5 1 (1.54%) French Language
5 1 (1.54%) German Language
Job Titles
1 16 (24.62%) Project Manager
2 14 (21.54%) Analyst
3 9 (13.85%) Coordinator
4 8 (12.31%) Project Coordinator
5 7 (10.77%) PMO Analyst
6 6 (9.23%) Business Analyst
7 5 (7.69%) Senior Consultant
7 5 (7.69%) Consultant
7 5 (7.69%) PMO Consultant
8 4 (6.15%) Senior SAP Consultant
8 4 (6.15%) Senior Manager
8 4 (6.15%) SAP Consultant
8 4 (6.15%) Senior Analyst
8 4 (6.15%) Senior Project Manager
9 3 (4.62%) Project Planner
9 3 (4.62%) Project Administrator
9 3 (4.62%) Administrator
9 3 (4.62%) Programme Planner
9 3 (4.62%) Project Support Administrator
10 2 (3.08%) SAP Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.54%) SOAP
1 1 (1.54%) Web Services
1 1 (1.54%) XML
1 1 (1.54%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.69%) Management Information System
2 4 (6.15%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.08%) NHS
4 1 (1.54%) PMI
4 1 (1.54%) Tandem
4 1 (1.54%) Mathematics
4 1 (1.54%) Life Science
4 1 (1.54%) Statistics
4 1 (1.54%) iSeries
4 1 (1.54%) Visualisation
4 1 (1.54%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.08%) Windows
2 1 (1.54%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (1.54%) Windows 2000
2 1 (1.54%) Windows XP
2 1 (1.54%) UNIX
2 1 (1.54%) Windows Vista
2 1 (1.54%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (1.54%) Windows 7
2 1 (1.54%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (40.00%) Project Management
2 23 (35.38%) PRINCE2
3 15 (23.08%) Stakeholder Management
3 15 (23.08%) Programme Management
4 11 (16.92%) Portfolio Management
5 9 (13.85%) Change Management
6 7 (10.77%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (10.77%) Change Control
7 6 (9.23%) Data Analysis
7 6 (9.23%) Risk Management
8 5 (7.69%) Project Planning
8 5 (7.69%) Waterfall
9 4 (6.15%) Project Governance
9 4 (6.15%) Software Delivery
9 4 (6.15%) Migration
9 4 (6.15%) ERP
10 3 (4.62%) Business Intelligence
10 3 (4.62%) Six Sigma
10 3 (4.62%) PRINCE
10 3 (4.62%) GAP Analysis
Programming Languages
1 3 (4.62%) SQL
2 1 (1.54%) Shell Script
2 1 (1.54%) VBA
2 1 (1.54%) C
2 1 (1.54%) C#
2 1 (1.54%) Java
2 1 (1.54%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (7.69%) Degree
2 4 (6.15%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 3 (4.62%) PMI Certification
3 3 (4.62%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 2 (3.08%) APMP
4 2 (3.08%) ISEB
4 2 (3.08%) PMP
5 1 (1.54%) Six Sigma Green Belt
5 1 (1.54%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.54%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.54%) SLA
1 1 (1.54%) Solvency II
System Software
1 1 (1.54%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 30 (46.15%) Microsoft
2 8 (12.31%) SAP
3 4 (6.15%) HP
4 2 (3.08%) Oracle
5 1 (1.54%) Adobe
5 1 (1.54%) Cisco
5 1 (1.54%) IBM
5 1 (1.54%) Cognos
5 1 (1.54%) Progress
5 1 (1.54%) PeopleSoft
5 1 (1.54%) Tableau
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