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 26 February 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
26 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Project
Rank 45 45 18
Rank change year-on-year
0 -27
Contract jobs citing MS Project 10 17 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 2.37% 2.54% 6.63%
As % of the Applications category 13.33% 16.19% 32.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 10 6
Average daily rate
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£250 £450 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-44.44% +50.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £416 £254
10% offered a daily rate of more than £368 £451 £303
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £335
% change year-on-year
- +11.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 9
Average hourly rate £15.00 - £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £28.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year
-23.21% -16.41%
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
75 105 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 17.77% 15.72% 20.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 48 21
Average daily rate £238 £400 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-40.62% +48.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £116 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £475 £305
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 13 23
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.75 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.49% -25.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £13.00 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.10 £41.70 £36.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -

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 26 February 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 26 February 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
Chelmsford -4 2 £225 -47.05%
Basildon - 1 £600 -
Brentwood - - - -
Witham - - - -
MS Project
East of England

MS Project
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 26 February 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 (76.19%) Microsoft
2 13 (61.90%) Project Management
3 9 (42.86%) Finance
3 9 (42.86%) Stakeholder Management
4 7 (33.33%) PRINCE2
4 7 (33.33%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (33.33%) Change Control
5 6 (28.57%) MS Excel
6 5 (23.81%) HP
7 4 (19.05%) Programme Management
7 4 (19.05%) Change Management
7 4 (19.05%) Management Information System
7 4 (19.05%) Windows
7 4 (19.05%) Windows XP
7 4 (19.05%) MS Visio
8 3 (14.29%) Client/Server
8 3 (14.29%) ISEB
8 3 (14.29%) Internet
8 3 (14.29%) Configuration Management
8 3 (14.29%) Regression Testing
8 3 (14.29%) Test Strategy
8 3 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
8 3 (14.29%) APMP
8 3 (14.29%) MS Office
8 3 (14.29%) Portfolio Management
8 3 (14.29%) Mentoring
8 3 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (14.29%) Degree
8 3 (14.29%) Penetration Testing
8 3 (14.29%) Data Analysis

MS Project
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 26 February 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 7 (33.33%) MS PowerPoint
2 6 (28.57%) MS Excel
3 4 (19.05%) MS Visio
4 3 (14.29%) MS Office
5 1 (4.76%) Acrobat
Communications & Networking
1 3 (14.29%) Internet
2 1 (4.76%) LAN
General
1 9 (42.86%) Finance
2 2 (9.52%) Banking
2 2 (9.52%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (23.81%) Analyst
1 5 (23.81%) Coordinator
2 4 (19.05%) Project Coordinator
3 3 (14.29%) Test Analyst
3 3 (14.29%) Programme Planner
4 2 (9.52%) PMO Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Help Desk Support Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Senior Programme Planner
5 1 (4.76%) Help Desk Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Project Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Desktop Support
5 1 (4.76%) Support Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (4.76%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Help Desk Support
5 1 (4.76%) Desktop Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (19.05%) Management Information System
2 3 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (14.29%) Client/Server
3 1 (4.76%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 4 (19.05%) Windows XP
1 4 (19.05%) Windows
2 1 (4.76%) Windows 2000
2 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (4.76%) Windows Vista
2 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (4.76%) Windows 7
2 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (61.90%) Project Management
2 9 (42.86%) Stakeholder Management
3 7 (33.33%) PRINCE2
3 7 (33.33%) Change Control
4 4 (19.05%) Programme Management
4 4 (19.05%) Change Management
5 3 (14.29%) Regression Testing
5 3 (14.29%) Configuration Management
5 3 (14.29%) Test Strategy
5 3 (14.29%) Mentoring
5 3 (14.29%) Penetration Testing
5 3 (14.29%) Data Analysis
5 3 (14.29%) Software Testing
5 3 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (14.29%) Performance Testing
5 3 (14.29%) Integration Testing
5 3 (14.29%) Portfolio Management
6 2 (9.52%) People Management
6 2 (9.52%) Workflow
7 1 (4.76%) Information Management
Qualifications
1 3 (14.29%) ISEB
1 3 (14.29%) Degree
1 3 (14.29%) APMP
2 2 (9.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (9.52%) ISEB Practitioner
3 1 (4.76%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.76%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.52%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 16 (76.19%) Microsoft
2 5 (23.81%) HP
3 1 (4.76%) Cisco
3 1 (4.76%) Adobe