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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Project
Rank 99 80 77
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -3
Contract jobs citing MS Project 37 46 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.32% 1.91% 1.97%
As % of the Applications category 9.51% 11.70% 13.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 27 26
Average daily rate
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£310 £413 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.84% +12.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £146 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £475 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £375 £340
% change year-on-year
-4.00% +10.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 4
Average hourly rate £13.00 £31.50 £33.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-58.73% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.40 £17.90 £29.33
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.60 £36.30 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.35 £21.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-3.11% -33.33%
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
389 393 387
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 13.85% 16.33% 14.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 211 189 158
Average daily rate £275 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.38% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £118 £144
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 80 71
Average hourly rate £16.50 £15.38 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.31% -6.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £30.65 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.70
% change year-on-year
- -4.45%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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
Essex -1 16 £318 -27.42%
Cambridgeshire -9 8 £335 +204.54% 3
Bedfordshire -21 8 £288 -30.30% 2
Hertfordshire -1 4 £400 +2.56% 1
Suffolk - - - - 1
MS Project
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 48 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 40 (47.62%) PRINCE2
3 39 (46.43%) Project Management
4 25 (29.76%) Stakeholder Management
5 22 (26.19%) Finance
5 22 (26.19%) MS Excel
6 18 (21.43%) MS Visio
6 18 (21.43%) MS PowerPoint
7 15 (17.86%) MS Office
8 14 (16.67%) Change Management
9 12 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
9 12 (14.29%) Change Control
9 12 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
10 11 (13.10%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 11 (13.10%) Retail
11 10 (11.90%) ITIL
11 10 (11.90%) Degree
12 9 (10.71%) Business Intelligence
12 9 (10.71%) Configuration Management
13 8 (9.52%) SAP
13 8 (9.52%) SharePoint
13 8 (9.52%) Project Planning
13 8 (9.52%) Portfolio Management
14 7 (8.33%) Waterfall
14 7 (8.33%) Release Management
14 7 (8.33%) Telecoms
15 6 (7.14%) Risk Management
15 6 (7.14%) Business Analysis
15 6 (7.14%) E-Commerce
15 6 (7.14%) Windows

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 8 (9.52%) SharePoint
2 3 (3.57%) MS Project Server
3 1 (1.19%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 22 (26.19%) MS Excel
2 18 (21.43%) MS Visio
2 18 (21.43%) MS PowerPoint
3 15 (17.86%) MS Office
4 5 (5.95%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (1.19%) Adobe Captivate
5 1 (1.19%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 2 (2.38%) CA Clarity
2 1 (1.19%) Workday HCM
2 1 (1.19%) SAP R/3
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.57%) Internet
2 2 (2.38%) BGP
2 2 (2.38%) Firewall
2 2 (2.38%) VLAN
2 2 (2.38%) Cisco IOS
2 2 (2.38%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (1.19%) TETRA
3 1 (1.19%) Extranet
3 1 (1.19%) DECT
3 1 (1.19%) LAN
3 1 (1.19%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.19%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (1.19%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 2 (2.38%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.19%) Oracle Forms
General
1 22 (26.19%) Finance
2 11 (13.10%) Retail
3 7 (8.33%) Telecoms
4 3 (3.57%) German Language
5 2 (2.38%) Banking
5 2 (2.38%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.19%) Aerospace
6 1 (1.19%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.19%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 28 (33.33%) Project Manager
2 22 (26.19%) Analyst
3 8 (9.52%) Business Analyst
4 6 (7.14%) Coordinator
4 6 (7.14%) PMO Analyst
5 5 (5.95%) Project Coordinator
6 4 (4.76%) Programme Planner
7 3 (3.57%) Business Project Manager
7 3 (3.57%) Business Manager
7 3 (3.57%) Supply Chain Manager
7 3 (3.57%) Business Intelligence Manager
7 3 (3.57%) Business Intelligence Project Manager
7 3 (3.57%) Senior Analyst
7 3 (3.57%) Test Analyst
8 2 (2.38%) Business Systems Analyst
8 2 (2.38%) Systems Analyst
8 2 (2.38%) Senior Consultant
8 2 (2.38%) Consultant
8 2 (2.38%) Network Engineer
8 2 (2.38%) Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.19%) .NET
1 1 (1.19%) J2EE
1 1 (1.19%) Web Services
1 1 (1.19%) Flash
1 1 (1.19%) SAP PI
Miscellaneous
1 12 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (4.76%) Client/Server
3 3 (3.57%) PMI
3 3 (3.57%) NHS
4 2 (2.38%) Blackberry
4 2 (2.38%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.38%) EPoS
5 1 (1.19%) N-Tier
5 1 (1.19%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 6 (7.14%) Windows
2 4 (4.76%) Windows XP
3 1 (1.19%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (1.19%) Windows Vista
3 1 (1.19%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (1.19%) Windows 7
3 1 (1.19%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (1.19%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (47.62%) PRINCE2
2 39 (46.43%) Project Management
3 25 (29.76%) Stakeholder Management
4 14 (16.67%) Change Management
5 12 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (14.29%) Change Control
6 10 (11.90%) ITIL
7 9 (10.71%) Configuration Management
7 9 (10.71%) Business Intelligence
8 8 (9.52%) Portfolio Management
8 8 (9.52%) Project Planning
9 7 (8.33%) Release Management
9 7 (8.33%) Waterfall
10 6 (7.14%) Business Analysis
10 6 (7.14%) E-Commerce
10 6 (7.14%) Risk Management
11 5 (5.95%) Scrum
11 5 (5.95%) Programme Management
11 5 (5.95%) PRINCE
11 5 (5.95%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.38%) SQL
2 1 (1.19%) Python
2 1 (1.19%) TTCN
2 1 (1.19%) Java
2 1 (1.19%) Perl
2 1 (1.19%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (13.10%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 10 (11.90%) Degree
3 6 (7.14%) Security Cleared
4 5 (5.95%) APMP
4 5 (5.95%) PMI Certification
4 5 (5.95%) ISEB
4 5 (5.95%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 4 (4.76%) SC Cleared
6 2 (2.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (2.38%) PMP
6 2 (2.38%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (1.19%) CCNP
7 1 (1.19%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.76%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.38%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (3.57%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 48 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 8 (9.52%) SAP
3 5 (5.95%) HP
4 3 (3.57%) Cisco
5 2 (2.38%) Adobe
5 2 (2.38%) CA
5 2 (2.38%) Planview
5 2 (2.38%) ServiceNow
6 1 (1.19%) Oracle
6 1 (1.19%) Ceridian
6 1 (1.19%) Riverbed
6 1 (1.19%) CheckPoint