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 31 March 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Project
Rank 96 86 72
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -14
Contract jobs citing MS Project 31 53 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.16% 1.81% 1.97%
As % of the Applications category 9.23% 13.80% 12.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 31 23
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.63% +37.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £258 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £463 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £357 £333
% change year-on-year
+1.68% +7.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 9
Average hourly rate £12.50 £35.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-64.28% -6.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £35.00 £33.25
% change year-on-year
-35.71% +5.26%
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
336 384 381
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 12.60% 13.09% 16.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 159 171 161
Average daily rate £264 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.84% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £145 £128
10% offered a daily rate of more than £406 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.83% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 74 56 80
Average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -12.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.87 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £32.60 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.25
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -1.63%

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 31 March 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 31 March 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 31 March 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 -3 9 £413 -2.94% 3
Cambridgeshire -2 7 £300 -25.00% 2
Essex -3 7 £250 -44.44% 1
Hertfordshire -5 6 £381 -6.21% 2
Suffolk - 1 £400 - 1
MS Project
England

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

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 (45.45%) Microsoft
2 27 (40.91%) Project Management
3 25 (37.88%) PRINCE2
4 18 (27.27%) Finance
4 18 (27.27%) Stakeholder Management
5 16 (24.24%) MS Excel
6 15 (22.73%) Programme Management
7 14 (21.21%) MS PowerPoint
8 12 (18.18%) MS Visio
9 11 (16.67%) Portfolio Management
10 9 (13.64%) MS Office
11 8 (12.12%) Change Management
11 8 (12.12%) Risk Management
12 7 (10.61%) SAP
12 7 (10.61%) Change Control
13 6 (9.09%) Degree
13 6 (9.09%) Data Analysis
14 5 (7.58%) Retail
14 5 (7.58%) Business Analysis
14 5 (7.58%) Windows
14 5 (7.58%) HP
14 5 (7.58%) ISEB
14 5 (7.58%) GAP Analysis
14 5 (7.58%) Management Information System
14 5 (7.58%) Analytical Skills
15 4 (6.06%) Software Delivery
15 4 (6.06%) Project Governance
15 4 (6.06%) Waterfall
15 4 (6.06%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 4 (6.06%) ERP

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

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 2 (3.03%) SharePoint
1 2 (3.03%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 16 (24.24%) MS Excel
2 14 (21.21%) MS PowerPoint
3 12 (18.18%) MS Visio
4 9 (13.64%) MS Office
5 1 (1.52%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 1 (1.52%) SAP R/3
1 1 (1.52%) CA PPM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.52%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.55%) Internet
2 2 (3.03%) BGP
2 2 (3.03%) Firewall
2 2 (3.03%) VLAN
2 2 (3.03%) Cisco IOS
2 2 (3.03%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (1.52%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.52%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (1.52%) SQLPlus
1 1 (1.52%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 1 (1.52%) Oracle Forms
General
1 18 (27.27%) Finance
2 5 (7.58%) Retail
3 3 (4.55%) Banking
4 2 (3.03%) Aerospace
4 2 (3.03%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (3.03%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.52%) Law
Job Titles
1 18 (27.27%) Project Manager
1 18 (27.27%) Analyst
2 8 (12.12%) Business Analyst
3 7 (10.61%) Coordinator
3 7 (10.61%) PMO Analyst
4 6 (9.09%) Project Coordinator
5 5 (7.58%) Senior Consultant
5 5 (7.58%) Consultant
5 5 (7.58%) PMO Consultant
6 4 (6.06%) Senior SAP Consultant
6 4 (6.06%) Senior Manager
6 4 (6.06%) Senior Project Manager
6 4 (6.06%) Senior Analyst
6 4 (6.06%) SAP Consultant
7 3 (4.55%) Test Analyst
7 3 (4.55%) Programme Planner
8 2 (3.03%) Infrastructure Manager
8 2 (3.03%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
8 2 (3.03%) SAP Analyst
8 2 (3.03%) Assistant Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.58%) Management Information System
1 5 (7.58%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.55%) Client/Server
3 2 (3.03%) NHS
4 1 (1.52%) PMI
4 1 (1.52%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 5 (7.58%) Windows
2 4 (6.06%) Windows XP
3 1 (1.52%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (1.52%) Windows Vista
3 1 (1.52%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (1.52%) Windows 7
3 1 (1.52%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (1.52%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (40.91%) Project Management
2 25 (37.88%) PRINCE2
3 18 (27.27%) Stakeholder Management
4 15 (22.73%) Programme Management
5 11 (16.67%) Portfolio Management
6 8 (12.12%) Change Management
6 8 (12.12%) Risk Management
7 7 (10.61%) Change Control
8 6 (9.09%) Data Analysis
9 5 (7.58%) Business Analysis
9 5 (7.58%) GAP Analysis
10 4 (6.06%) Agile Software Development
10 4 (6.06%) ERP
10 4 (6.06%) Project Governance
10 4 (6.06%) Waterfall
10 4 (6.06%) Software Delivery
11 3 (4.55%) Mentoring
11 3 (4.55%) Test Strategy
11 3 (4.55%) Analytics
11 3 (4.55%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.03%) SQL
2 1 (1.52%) Java
2 1 (1.52%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (9.09%) Degree
2 5 (7.58%) ISEB
3 4 (6.06%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 3 (4.55%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 3 (4.55%) Security Cleared
4 3 (4.55%) APMP
5 2 (3.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (3.03%) PMI Certification
5 2 (3.03%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (1.52%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.52%) PMP
6 1 (1.52%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.52%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.03%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (4.55%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 30 (45.45%) Microsoft
2 7 (10.61%) SAP
3 5 (7.58%) HP
4 3 (4.55%) Cisco
5 2 (3.03%) Oracle
6 1 (1.52%) PeopleSoft
6 1 (1.52%) Adobe
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