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 2 June 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
2 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Project
Rank 49 48 34
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -14
Contract jobs citing MS Project 6 7 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 1.11% 1.24% 3.71%
As % of the Applications category 10.53% 7.00% 20.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 1
Average daily rate
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£300 £413 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.27% -25.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £365 £340
% change year-on-year
+0.68% +7.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 9
Average hourly rate £37.50 - £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £19.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+21.05% -42.42%
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
57 100 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 10.58% 17.73% 18.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 43 23
Average daily rate £375 £375 £245
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +53.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £171 £120 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £303 £310
% change year-on-year
+7.43% -2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 24 21
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -41.07%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-6.45% -

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 2 June 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
Rayleigh - 2 - -
Brentwood -1 1 £265 -17.18%
Colchester - 1 £325 -
MS Project
East of England

MS Project
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 2 June 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 (92.31%) Microsoft
2 10 (76.92%) Project Management
3 7 (53.85%) MS Excel
4 5 (38.46%) Change Management
5 4 (30.77%) Management Information System
5 4 (30.77%) Programme Management
5 4 (30.77%) PRINCE2
6 3 (23.08%) Finance
6 3 (23.08%) Data Analysis
6 3 (23.08%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (23.08%) SharePoint
7 2 (15.38%) HP
7 2 (15.38%) Six Sigma
7 2 (15.38%) Degree
7 2 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (15.38%) Mentoring
7 2 (15.38%) Coaching
7 2 (15.38%) Six Sigma Green Belt
7 2 (15.38%) Portfolio Management
7 2 (15.38%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (15.38%) Change Control
8 1 (7.69%) Office 365
8 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (7.69%) Information Management
8 1 (7.69%) VHDL
8 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared
8 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
8 1 (7.69%) APMP
8 1 (7.69%) Xilinx

MS Project
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 2 June 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 3 (23.08%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (53.85%) MS Excel
2 3 (23.08%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (7.69%) MS Visio
3 1 (7.69%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) Office 365
General
1 3 (23.08%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (15.38%) Coordinator
1 2 (15.38%) Project Manager
1 2 (15.38%) Project Coordinator
1 2 (15.38%) Lean Practitioner
2 1 (7.69%) Junior Business Analyst
2 1 (7.69%) Junior Analyst
2 1 (7.69%) Firmware Engineer
2 1 (7.69%) Business Analyst
2 1 (7.69%) Junior
2 1 (7.69%) Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) Management Information System
2 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.69%) VHDL
2 1 (7.69%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (76.92%) Project Management
2 5 (38.46%) Change Management
3 4 (30.77%) Programme Management
3 4 (30.77%) PRINCE2
4 3 (23.08%) Data Analysis
5 2 (15.38%) Six Sigma
5 2 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (15.38%) Mentoring
5 2 (15.38%) Coaching
5 2 (15.38%) Portfolio Management
5 2 (15.38%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (15.38%) Change Control
6 1 (7.69%) Information Management
6 1 (7.69%) Project Planning
6 1 (7.69%) Business Analysis
6 1 (7.69%) Configuration Management
6 1 (7.69%) GAP Analysis
6 1 (7.69%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) Degree
1 2 (15.38%) Six Sigma Green Belt
2 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared
2 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
2 1 (7.69%) APMP
2 1 (7.69%) ISEB
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) Firmware
Vendors
1 12 (92.31%) Microsoft
2 2 (15.38%) HP
3 1 (7.69%) Xilinx