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 27 April 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
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Project
Rank 55 46 23
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -23
Contract jobs citing MS Project 4 17 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 0.78% 2.33% 5.53%
As % of the Applications category 8.00% 15.32% 27.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 11 5
Average daily rate
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£265 £450 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-41.11% +50.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £320 £282
10% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £450 £303
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £363 £338
% change year-on-year
-0.75% +7.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 11
Average hourly rate - - £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £27.00 £32.75
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -17.55%
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
50 111 83
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 9.69% 15.18% 19.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 56 26
Average daily rate £310 £350 £273
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.42% +28.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £150 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £450 £363
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £305 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.55% +1.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 11 24
Average hourly rate £32.00 £16.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+93.93% -45.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.30 £12.48 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.79 £30.50 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -3.22%

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
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 27 April 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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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 -4 1 £265 -17.18%
Colchester - 1 £325 -
Rayleigh - 1 - -
MS Project
East of England

MS Project
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 16 (84.21%) Microsoft
2 12 (63.16%) Project Management
3 9 (47.37%) Finance
3 9 (47.37%) Stakeholder Management
4 8 (42.11%) PRINCE2
4 8 (42.11%) MS Excel
5 7 (36.84%) MS PowerPoint
5 7 (36.84%) Change Control
6 5 (26.32%) MS Visio
6 5 (26.32%) Change Management
7 4 (21.05%) Management Information System
7 4 (21.05%) Programme Management
7 4 (21.05%) MS Office
7 4 (21.05%) Software Delivery
8 3 (15.79%) Portfolio Management
8 3 (15.79%) Data Analysis
8 3 (15.79%) HP
9 2 (10.53%) Telecoms
9 2 (10.53%) Workflow
9 2 (10.53%) SharePoint
9 2 (10.53%) Banking
9 2 (10.53%) APMP
9 2 (10.53%) Degree
9 2 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
9 2 (10.53%) People Management
10 1 (5.26%) SQL
10 1 (5.26%) Windows Vista
10 1 (5.26%) Continuous Improvement
10 1 (5.26%) Office 365
10 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012

MS Project
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 2 (10.53%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (42.11%) MS Excel
2 7 (36.84%) MS PowerPoint
3 5 (26.32%) MS Visio
4 4 (21.05%) MS Office
5 1 (5.26%) Acrobat
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) LAN
General
1 9 (47.37%) Finance
2 2 (10.53%) Banking
2 2 (10.53%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (26.32%) Coordinator
2 4 (21.05%) Project Coordinator
3 3 (15.79%) Analyst
3 3 (15.79%) Programme Planner
4 2 (10.53%) PMO Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Lean Practitioner
5 1 (5.26%) Help Desk Support Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Senior Programme Planner
5 1 (5.26%) Help Desk Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Junior Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Support Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (5.26%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Help Desk Support
5 1 (5.26%) Desktop Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Junior Business Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Project Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Business Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Desktop Support
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) Management Information System
2 2 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.26%) Windows
1 1 (5.26%) Windows 2000
1 1 (5.26%) Windows XP
1 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (5.26%) Windows Vista
1 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (5.26%) Windows 7
1 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (63.16%) Project Management
2 9 (47.37%) Stakeholder Management
3 8 (42.11%) PRINCE2
4 7 (36.84%) Change Control
5 5 (26.32%) Change Management
6 4 (21.05%) Programme Management
6 4 (21.05%) Software Delivery
7 3 (15.79%) Data Analysis
7 3 (15.79%) Portfolio Management
8 2 (10.53%) People Management
8 2 (10.53%) Workflow
9 1 (5.26%) ITIL
9 1 (5.26%) Information Management
9 1 (5.26%) GAP Analysis
9 1 (5.26%) Six Sigma
9 1 (5.26%) Configuration Management
9 1 (5.26%) Mentoring
9 1 (5.26%) Coaching
9 1 (5.26%) Continuous Improvement
9 1 (5.26%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.26%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (10.53%) Degree
1 2 (10.53%) APMP
2 1 (5.26%) Six Sigma Green Belt
2 1 (5.26%) ISEB
Vendors
1 16 (84.21%) Microsoft
2 3 (15.79%) HP
3 1 (5.26%) Cisco
3 1 (5.26%) Adobe