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 31 July 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 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Project
Rank 45 47 48
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +1
Contract jobs citing MS Project 14 6 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 2.24% 1.24% 1.97%
As % of the Applications category 17.50% 7.14% 10.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 3 4
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£295 £325 £379
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.23% -14.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £317 £294
10% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £465 £519
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
-0.68% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 5
Average hourly rate £41.40 - £39.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.28 - £37.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.88 - £44.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £16.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+56.25% -57.33%
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 84 84
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 12.82% 17.39% 18.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 31 27
Average daily rate £375 £300 £286
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +4.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £95 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £446 £450 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £308
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +4.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 21 28
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +3.12%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.96
% change year-on-year
- +0.26%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Brentwood +6 6 £290 - 1
Basildon -8 2 - -
Rayleigh - 2 £550 -
MS Project
East of England

MS Project
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 12 (66.67%) Project Management
2 11 (61.11%) SharePoint
3 10 (55.56%) MS Excel
4 9 (50.00%) Coaching
5 8 (44.44%) Microsoft
6 7 (38.89%) PRINCE2
7 6 (33.33%) Finance
8 5 (27.78%) Manufacturing
8 5 (27.78%) Continuous Improvement
8 5 (27.78%) MS Office
9 4 (22.22%) Change Management
9 4 (22.22%) Mentoring
10 3 (16.67%) Six Sigma
10 3 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
10 3 (16.67%) Six Sigma Green Belt
11 2 (11.11%) Programme Management
11 2 (11.11%) MS Visio
11 2 (11.11%) Banking
11 2 (11.11%) SQL
12 1 (5.56%) .NET
12 1 (5.56%) ITIL
12 1 (5.56%) ERP
12 1 (5.56%) ISEB
12 1 (5.56%) PMP
12 1 (5.56%) PMI Certification
12 1 (5.56%) Firmware
12 1 (5.56%) Retail
12 1 (5.56%) Data Analysis
12 1 (5.56%) Business Analysis
12 1 (5.56%) Field-Programmable Gate Array

MS Project
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

Application Platforms
1 11 (61.11%) SharePoint
Applications
1 10 (55.56%) MS Excel
2 5 (27.78%) MS Office
3 2 (11.11%) MS Visio
4 1 (5.56%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) SaaS
1 1 (5.56%) Office 365
Development Applications
1 1 (5.56%) JIRA
General
1 6 (33.33%) Finance
2 5 (27.78%) Manufacturing
3 2 (11.11%) Banking
4 1 (5.56%) Retail
4 1 (5.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (38.89%) Analyst
2 6 (33.33%) PMO Analyst
3 5 (27.78%) Project Manager
4 3 (16.67%) Lean Practitioner
5 1 (5.56%) PMO Lead
5 1 (5.56%) Agile Project Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Firmware Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Business Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Junior
5 1 (5.56%) Junior Business Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Junior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.56%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.56%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.56%) VHDL
2 1 (5.56%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (66.67%) Project Management
2 9 (50.00%) Coaching
3 7 (38.89%) PRINCE2
4 5 (27.78%) Continuous Improvement
5 4 (22.22%) Mentoring
5 4 (22.22%) Change Management
6 3 (16.67%) Six Sigma
7 2 (11.11%) Programme Management
8 1 (5.56%) Agile Software Development
8 1 (5.56%) Data Analysis
8 1 (5.56%) Business Analysis
8 1 (5.56%) Project Planning
8 1 (5.56%) Software Delivery
8 1 (5.56%) SDLC
8 1 (5.56%) ITIL
8 1 (5.56%) ERP
8 1 (5.56%) Business Intelligence
8 1 (5.56%) GAP Analysis
8 1 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
8 1 (5.56%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (16.67%) Six Sigma Green Belt
2 1 (5.56%) ISEB
2 1 (5.56%) PMP
2 1 (5.56%) PMI Certification
2 1 (5.56%) Degree
2 1 (5.56%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (5.56%) SC Cleared
2 1 (5.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) P3O
System Software
1 1 (5.56%) Firmware
Vendors
1 8 (44.44%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.56%) Xilinx