The table below looks at the statistics for MS Project skills in IT contracts advertised for the Essex region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Project over the 3 months to 30 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Project
Rank 37 49 22
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -27
Contract jobs citing MS Project 14 8 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 3.29% 1.40% 6.03%
As % of the Applications category 17.50% 8.89% 27.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 5 6
Average daily rate
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£250 £425 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-41.17% +41.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £425 £254
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £450 £303
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
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the Essex region.

Applications Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
80 90 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 18.82% 15.73% 21.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 42 20
Average daily rate £250 £419 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-40.29% +55.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £139 £106 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £475 £305
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 17 19
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +3.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £12.00 £14.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.18 £38.80 £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 Essex

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MS Project across the Essex region as a proportion of the total demand within the Applications category.

MS Project Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

MS Project
Daily Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MS Project across the Essex region.

MS Project Daily Rate Trend in Essex

MS Project
Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Project across the Essex region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

MS Project Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

MS Project
Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MS Project across the Essex region.

MS Project Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

MS Project
Contract Job Locations in Essex

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 Essex region over the 3 months to 30 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
Basildon - 4 £600 - 3
Chelmsford -5 2 £225 -48.57%
Witham - - - -
Brentwood - - - -
MS Project
East of England

MS Project
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 19 (76.00%) Microsoft
2 17 (68.00%) Project Management
3 12 (48.00%) PRINCE2
4 11 (44.00%) Finance
5 9 (36.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 9 (36.00%) Change Control
6 8 (32.00%) MS PowerPoint
7 6 (24.00%) Configuration Management
7 6 (24.00%) MS Excel
7 6 (24.00%) MS Visio
8 5 (20.00%) HP
8 5 (20.00%) Change Management
9 4 (16.00%) Windows XP
9 4 (16.00%) Windows
9 4 (16.00%) Degree
9 4 (16.00%) APMP
9 4 (16.00%) Analytical Skills
10 3 (12.00%) Mentoring
10 3 (12.00%) Portfolio Management
10 3 (12.00%) Software Testing
10 3 (12.00%) HP Quality Center
10 3 (12.00%) Test Strategy
10 3 (12.00%) User Acceptance Testing
10 3 (12.00%) Performance Testing
10 3 (12.00%) Integration Testing
10 3 (12.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 3 (12.00%) Penetration Testing
10 3 (12.00%) MS Office
10 3 (12.00%) ITIL
10 3 (12.00%) Client/Server

MS Project
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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.

Applications
1 8 (32.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 6 (24.00%) MS Excel
2 6 (24.00%) MS Visio
3 3 (12.00%) MS Office
4 1 (4.00%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (4.00%) Acrobat
Communications & Networking
1 3 (12.00%) Internet
2 1 (4.00%) LAN
General
1 11 (44.00%) Finance
2 2 (8.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (8.00%) German Language
2 2 (8.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (24.00%) Analyst
2 5 (20.00%) Coordinator
3 4 (16.00%) Project Coordinator
4 3 (12.00%) Programme Planner
4 3 (12.00%) Project Manager
4 3 (12.00%) Test Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) PMO Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Help Desk Support Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) IT Infrastructure Manager
6 1 (4.00%) IT Infrastructure Project Manager
6 1 (4.00%) Senior Programme Planner
6 1 (4.00%) Infrastructure Manager
6 1 (4.00%) Help Desk Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Help Desk Support
6 1 (4.00%) Junior Project Manager
6 1 (4.00%) Desktop Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) IT Project Manager
6 1 (4.00%) Release Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (12.00%) Client/Server
2 3 (12.00%) Management Information System
3 2 (8.00%) PMI
3 2 (8.00%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 4 (16.00%) Windows XP
1 4 (16.00%) Windows
2 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (4.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (4.00%) Windows Vista
2 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (4.00%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (68.00%) Project Management
2 12 (48.00%) PRINCE2
3 9 (36.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 9 (36.00%) Change Control
4 6 (24.00%) Configuration Management
5 5 (20.00%) Change Management
6 3 (12.00%) Mentoring
6 3 (12.00%) Portfolio Management
6 3 (12.00%) Software Testing
6 3 (12.00%) Test Strategy
6 3 (12.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (12.00%) Performance Testing
6 3 (12.00%) Integration Testing
6 3 (12.00%) Penetration Testing
6 3 (12.00%) ITIL
6 3 (12.00%) Regression Testing
6 3 (12.00%) Programme Management
7 2 (8.00%) Workflow
7 2 (8.00%) Data Analysis
7 2 (8.00%) Time Management
Qualifications
1 4 (16.00%) Degree
1 4 (16.00%) APMP
2 3 (12.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 3 (12.00%) ISEB
3 2 (8.00%) PMI Certification
3 2 (8.00%) ISEB Practitioner
3 2 (8.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (4.00%) SC Cleared
4 1 (4.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (12.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 19 (76.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (20.00%) HP
3 1 (4.00%) ServiceNow
3 1 (4.00%) Adobe
3 1 (4.00%) Cisco