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 7 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Project
Rank 52 53 42
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -11
Contract jobs citing MS Project 12 2 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 1.87% 0.40% 2.68%
As % of the Applications category 16.22% 1.94% 13.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 1
Average daily rate
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£295 £500 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-41.00% -9.09%
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £363 £340
% change year-on-year
+2.06% +6.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 9
Average hourly rate £41.40 - £41.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.28 - £35.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.88 - £43.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.70 £18.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+76.11% -45.45%
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
74 103 87
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 11.53% 20.36% 19.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 37 27
Average daily rate £375 £313 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +38.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £194 £102 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £436 £425 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £311 £310
% change year-on-year
+4.58% +0.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 31 27
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +3.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.35 £12.15 £8.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.60 £31.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
- -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
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 7 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 7 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
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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
Brentwood - 5 £290 -
Rayleigh - 3 £550 -
Basildon - 1 - -
MS Project
East of England

MS Project
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 7 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 14 (73.68%) Project Management
2 12 (63.16%) MS Excel
3 11 (57.89%) Microsoft
4 9 (47.37%) SharePoint
5 7 (36.84%) Coaching
6 6 (31.58%) PRINCE2
7 5 (26.32%) Finance
7 5 (26.32%) Programme Management
8 4 (21.05%) Manufacturing
8 4 (21.05%) Management Information System
8 4 (21.05%) Change Management
8 4 (21.05%) MS Office
8 4 (21.05%) Continuous Improvement
9 3 (15.79%) Mentoring
9 3 (15.79%) Six Sigma Green Belt
9 3 (15.79%) Six Sigma
9 3 (15.79%) Data Analysis
10 2 (10.53%) MS PowerPoint
10 2 (10.53%) Banking
10 2 (10.53%) SQL
10 2 (10.53%) Degree
10 2 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
11 1 (5.26%) Software Delivery
11 1 (5.26%) SDLC
11 1 (5.26%) JIRA
11 1 (5.26%) Office 365
11 1 (5.26%) P3O
11 1 (5.26%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 1 (5.26%) SC Cleared
11 1 (5.26%) Security Cleared

MS Project
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 7 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 9 (47.37%) SharePoint
Applications
1 12 (63.16%) MS Excel
2 4 (21.05%) MS Office
3 2 (10.53%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (5.26%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) SaaS
1 1 (5.26%) Office 365
Development Applications
1 1 (5.26%) JIRA
General
1 5 (26.32%) Finance
2 4 (21.05%) Manufacturing
3 2 (10.53%) Banking
4 1 (5.26%) Retail
4 1 (5.26%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (26.32%) Project Manager
1 5 (26.32%) Analyst
2 4 (21.05%) PMO Analyst
3 3 (15.79%) Lean Practitioner
4 1 (5.26%) Agile Project Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Firmware Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Junior Business Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Junior Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Business Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) Management Information System
2 2 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.26%) VHDL
3 1 (5.26%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (73.68%) Project Management
2 7 (36.84%) Coaching
3 6 (31.58%) PRINCE2
4 5 (26.32%) Programme Management
5 4 (21.05%) Continuous Improvement
5 4 (21.05%) Change Management
6 3 (15.79%) Six Sigma
6 3 (15.79%) Mentoring
6 3 (15.79%) Data Analysis
7 1 (5.26%) Business Analysis
7 1 (5.26%) Project Planning
7 1 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (5.26%) Information Management
7 1 (5.26%) Software Delivery
7 1 (5.26%) SDLC
7 1 (5.26%) Configuration Management
7 1 (5.26%) ERP
7 1 (5.26%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (5.26%) GAP Analysis
7 1 (5.26%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.53%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (15.79%) Six Sigma Green Belt
2 2 (10.53%) Degree
3 1 (5.26%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (5.26%) SC Cleared
3 1 (5.26%) Security Cleared
3 1 (5.26%) APMP
3 1 (5.26%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) P3O
System Software
1 1 (5.26%) Firmware
Vendors
1 11 (57.89%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.26%) Xilinx