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 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Project
Rank 90 84 80
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -4
Contract jobs citing MS Project 34 40 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.34% 1.73% 1.96%
As % of the Applications category 10.93% 11.36% 13.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 22 29
Average daily rate
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£305 £413 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.06% +25.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £232
10% offered a daily rate of more than £598 £446 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £335
% change year-on-year
- +11.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 5
Average hourly rate £15.00 £37.50 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-60.00% +4.16%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.35 £21.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year
-3.11% -37.31%
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
311 352 355
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 12.26% 15.20% 14.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 141 158 157
Average daily rate £281 £325 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.46% +3.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £124 £144
10% offered a daily rate of more than £459 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 70 62
Average hourly rate £16.50 £14.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.79% -12.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £26.32 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -

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 January 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
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 January 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
Essex +15 14 £250 -41.17% 3
Cambridgeshire -11 9 £340 +1.49% 1
Hertfordshire -7 5 £390 -9.82% 2
Bedfordshire -13 5 £331 -17.44% 4
Suffolk - - - - 1
MS Project
England

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

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 43 (58.90%) Microsoft
2 35 (47.95%) Project Management
3 30 (41.10%) PRINCE2
4 21 (28.77%) Stakeholder Management
5 19 (26.03%) Finance
5 19 (26.03%) MS Excel
6 16 (21.92%) MS PowerPoint
7 14 (19.18%) MS Visio
8 12 (16.44%) Change Management
9 11 (15.07%) MS Office
10 10 (13.70%) Programme Management
10 10 (13.70%) Retail
10 10 (13.70%) Portfolio Management
10 10 (13.70%) Change Control
11 9 (12.33%) Analytical Skills
11 9 (12.33%) SAP
12 8 (10.96%) Configuration Management
13 7 (9.59%) ITIL
13 7 (9.59%) Degree
13 7 (9.59%) Risk Management
13 7 (9.59%) Telecoms
13 7 (9.59%) Waterfall
13 7 (9.59%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 6 (8.22%) Security Cleared
14 6 (8.22%) Agile Software Development
14 6 (8.22%) Windows
15 5 (6.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 5 (6.85%) PRINCE
15 5 (6.85%) HP
15 5 (6.85%) Project Planning

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

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 4 (5.48%) SharePoint
2 3 (4.11%) MS Project Server
3 1 (1.37%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 19 (26.03%) MS Excel
2 16 (21.92%) MS PowerPoint
3 14 (19.18%) MS Visio
4 11 (15.07%) MS Office
5 2 (2.74%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (1.37%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 1 (1.37%) SAP R/3
1 1 (1.37%) CA Clarity
1 1 (1.37%) Workday HCM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.11%) Internet
2 2 (2.74%) Cisco IOS
2 2 (2.74%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (2.74%) VLAN
2 2 (2.74%) Firewall
2 2 (2.74%) BGP
3 1 (1.37%) DECT
3 1 (1.37%) LAN
3 1 (1.37%) Intranet
3 1 (1.37%) Extranet
3 1 (1.37%) TETRA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.37%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (1.37%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 1 (1.37%) Oracle Forms
General
1 19 (26.03%) Finance
2 10 (13.70%) Retail
3 7 (9.59%) Telecoms
4 3 (4.11%) Banking
5 2 (2.74%) German Language
6 1 (1.37%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.37%) Aerospace
6 1 (1.37%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.37%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 21 (28.77%) Project Manager
2 19 (26.03%) Analyst
3 6 (8.22%) PMO Analyst
3 6 (8.22%) Coordinator
3 6 (8.22%) Business Analyst
4 5 (6.85%) Senior Consultant
4 5 (6.85%) Consultant
4 5 (6.85%) Project Coordinator
4 5 (6.85%) PMO Consultant
5 4 (5.48%) Senior SAP Consultant
5 4 (5.48%) Programme Planner
5 4 (5.48%) SAP Consultant
6 3 (4.11%) Test Analyst
6 3 (4.11%) Project Planner
6 3 (4.11%) Senior Analyst
7 2 (2.74%) Business Intelligence Project Manager
7 2 (2.74%) Assistant Project Manager
7 2 (2.74%) SAP Analyst
7 2 (2.74%) Supply Chain Manager
7 2 (2.74%) Business Intelligence Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.37%) .NET
1 1 (1.37%) J2EE
1 1 (1.37%) Web Services
1 1 (1.37%) Flash
1 1 (1.37%) SAP PI
Miscellaneous
1 9 (12.33%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (5.48%) Client/Server
3 3 (4.11%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.74%) Blackberry
4 2 (2.74%) NHS
4 2 (2.74%) PMI
5 1 (1.37%) N-Tier
5 1 (1.37%) EPoS
5 1 (1.37%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 6 (8.22%) Windows
2 4 (5.48%) Windows XP
3 1 (1.37%) Windows 2000
3 1 (1.37%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (1.37%) Windows Vista
3 1 (1.37%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (1.37%) Windows 7
3 1 (1.37%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (47.95%) Project Management
2 30 (41.10%) PRINCE2
3 21 (28.77%) Stakeholder Management
4 12 (16.44%) Change Management
5 10 (13.70%) Programme Management
5 10 (13.70%) Portfolio Management
5 10 (13.70%) Change Control
6 8 (10.96%) Configuration Management
7 7 (9.59%) ITIL
7 7 (9.59%) Risk Management
7 7 (9.59%) Waterfall
8 6 (8.22%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (6.85%) PRINCE
9 5 (6.85%) Project Planning
9 5 (6.85%) Business Analysis
10 4 (5.48%) Project Governance
10 4 (5.48%) Software Testing
10 4 (5.48%) Regression Testing
10 4 (5.48%) Business Intelligence
10 4 (5.48%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.74%) SQL
2 1 (1.37%) Java
2 1 (1.37%) Perl
2 1 (1.37%) PL/SQL
2 1 (1.37%) Python
2 1 (1.37%) TTCN
Qualifications
1 7 (9.59%) Degree
1 7 (9.59%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 6 (8.22%) Security Cleared
3 5 (6.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 5 (6.85%) APMP
4 4 (5.48%) SC Cleared
4 4 (5.48%) ISEB
5 2 (2.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (2.74%) ISEB Practitioner
5 2 (2.74%) PMI Certification
6 1 (1.37%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.37%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.48%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.74%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (4.11%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 43 (58.90%) Microsoft
2 9 (12.33%) SAP
3 5 (6.85%) HP
4 3 (4.11%) Cisco
5 1 (1.37%) Oracle
5 1 (1.37%) Adobe
5 1 (1.37%) Riverbed
5 1 (1.37%) ServiceNow