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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Project
Rank 51 44 37
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -7
Contract jobs citing MS Project 10 7 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 2.06% 1.44% 2.60%
As % of the Applications category 12.66% 7.45% 15.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 6
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.80% +56.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £229 £286 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £538 £204
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £336
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 5
Average hourly rate - £37.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +36.36%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.60 £19.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-12.63% -30.90%
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
79 94 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 16.26% 19.30% 16.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 33 23
Average daily rate £263 £375 £204
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% +84.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £141 £162 £141
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £550 £344
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.17% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 38 21
Average hourly rate £16.50 £14.84 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.18% -10.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.30 £9.00 £15.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.50 £16.95 £27.88
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.63 £15.38
% change year-on-year
+2.52% -4.84%

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 23 September 2014.

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 23 September 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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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
Basildon +3 3 - - 1
Chelmsford - - - -
Harlow - - - -
Witham - - - -
MS Project
East of England

MS Project
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, 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 13 (76.47%) Project Management
2 11 (64.71%) PRINCE2
3 7 (41.18%) Microsoft
4 6 (35.29%) MS Visio
4 6 (35.29%) ITIL
4 6 (35.29%) Finance
4 6 (35.29%) Change Control
5 5 (29.41%) Configuration Management
5 5 (29.41%) MS Excel
5 5 (29.41%) PMI Certification
5 5 (29.41%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 4 (23.53%) MS PowerPoint
6 4 (23.53%) Degree
7 3 (17.65%) Project Planning
7 3 (17.65%) German Language
7 3 (17.65%) Release Management
7 3 (17.65%) Change Management
7 3 (17.65%) Time Management
7 3 (17.65%) PMI
7 3 (17.65%) Service Management
7 3 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (11.76%) ServiceNow
8 2 (11.76%) APMP
8 2 (11.76%) Coaching
8 2 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (11.76%) PMP
8 2 (11.76%) NHS
8 2 (11.76%) QA
8 2 (11.76%) JIRA
8 2 (11.76%) Scrum

MS Project
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, 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 1 (5.88%) SharePoint
1 1 (5.88%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (35.29%) MS Visio
2 5 (29.41%) MS Excel
3 4 (23.53%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (5.88%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (5.88%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (11.76%) JIRA
General
1 6 (35.29%) Finance
2 3 (17.65%) German Language
3 1 (5.88%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (5.88%) Publishing
3 1 (5.88%) Games
3 1 (5.88%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (35.29%) Project Manager
2 3 (17.65%) Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Senior Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Release Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Junior Project Manager
4 1 (5.88%) IT Project Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Programme Planner
4 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Development Project Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Project Officer
4 1 (5.88%) PMO Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Digital Project Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Agile Project Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Project Management Officer
4 1 (5.88%) Senior Project Officer
4 1 (5.88%) Agile Development Manager
4 1 (5.88%) IT Infrastructure Manager
4 1 (5.88%) IT Infrastructure Project Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Senior Release Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) PMI
1 3 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (11.76%) NHS
3 1 (5.88%) E-Learning
3 1 (5.88%) Life Science
3 1 (5.88%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.88%) Windows
1 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (76.47%) Project Management
2 11 (64.71%) PRINCE2
3 6 (35.29%) ITIL
3 6 (35.29%) Change Control
4 5 (29.41%) Configuration Management
5 3 (17.65%) Service Management
5 3 (17.65%) Change Management
5 3 (17.65%) Release Management
5 3 (17.65%) Time Management
5 3 (17.65%) Project Planning
6 2 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (11.76%) Scrum
6 2 (11.76%) Coaching
7 1 (5.88%) People Management
7 1 (5.88%) Programme Management
7 1 (5.88%) Quality Management
7 1 (5.88%) Wealth Management
7 1 (5.88%) Matrix Management
7 1 (5.88%) Budget Control
Qualifications
1 5 (29.41%) PMI Certification
1 5 (29.41%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 4 (23.53%) Degree
3 2 (11.76%) APMP
3 2 (11.76%) PMP
4 1 (5.88%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (5.88%) MCSE
4 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) QA
System Software
1 1 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) SCOM
Vendors
1 7 (41.18%) Microsoft
2 2 (11.76%) ServiceNow
3 1 (5.88%) Oracle
3 1 (5.88%) NetApp
3 1 (5.88%) CheckPoint
3 1 (5.88%) VMware
3 1 (5.88%) Veeam
3 1 (5.88%) SolarWinds