The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England with a requirement for Microsoft Project skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Microsoft Project over the 3 months to 26 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Project
England / East of England
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 108 99 107
Rank change year-on-year -9 +8  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Project 27 31 40
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 1.16% 1.24% 1.31%
As % of the Applications category 11.59% 9.60% 11.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 17 19
Median daily rate £370 £375 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.33% +25.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £249 £246 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £475 £480
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £330 £370
% change year-on-year +13.63% -10.81%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 8
Median hourly rate £45.00 £34.25 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +31.38% -2.14%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.12 £22.50 £31.40
% change year-on-year +11.64% -28.34%  

Microsoft Project is in the software application skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England with a requirement for software application skills.

Contract Software Application Skills
East of England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 233 323 359
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 10.01% 12.93% 11.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 123 138 144
Median daily rate £353 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.61% +8.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £154 £130 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £430
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +3.84% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 89 88
Median hourly rate £25.50 £17.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +45.71% +20.68%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.20 £11.20 £10.02
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £39.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.78 £16.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year -4.39% +13.79%  

Microsoft Project
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East of England citing Microsoft Project as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Applications category.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Project in the East of England

Microsoft Project
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Microsoft Project in the East of England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Project in the East of England

Microsoft Project
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Project in the East of England over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Project in the East of England

Microsoft Project
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Project in the East of England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Project in the East of England

Microsoft Project
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Project in the East of England over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Microsoft Project in the East of England

Microsoft Project
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Project within the East of England region over the 3 months to 26 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hertfordshire -5 9 £350 -3.44% 1
Bedfordshire -1 7 £370 -17.77%
Cambridgeshire -5 6 £323 -32.10% 8
Essex -18 3 £345 -1.42%
Suffolk +11 1 £325 -7.14%
East Anglia - 1 £525 -
Microsoft Project
England

For the 6 months to 26 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Project also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the East of England region with a requirement for Microsoft Project.

1 31 (52.54%) Project Management
2 25 (42.37%) Microsoft
3 21 (35.59%) Microsoft Excel
3 21 (35.59%) Finance
4 20 (33.90%) PMO
5 17 (28.81%) PRINCE2
6 16 (27.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 15 (25.42%) Stakeholder Management
8 14 (23.73%) Microsoft Office
8 14 (23.73%) MS Visio
9 13 (22.03%) SharePoint
10 12 (20.34%) Manufacturing
11 8 (13.56%) Degree
11 8 (13.56%) Data Centre
12 7 (11.86%) Project Planning
12 7 (11.86%) Retail
12 7 (11.86%) Risk Management
12 7 (11.86%) Telecoms
12 7 (11.86%) AutoCAD
13 6 (10.17%) Programme Management
13 6 (10.17%) Automotive
13 6 (10.17%) Agile Software Development
13 6 (10.17%) MS Project Server
13 6 (10.17%) Mentoring
13 6 (10.17%) Change Control
14 5 (8.47%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 5 (8.47%) Data Management
14 5 (8.47%) Change Management
15 4 (6.78%) Management Information System
15 4 (6.78%) Information Security

Microsoft Project
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 13 (22.03%) SharePoint
2 6 (10.17%) MS Project Server
3 2 (3.39%) CMS
3 2 (3.39%) Confluence
3 2 (3.39%) Skype for Business
4 1 (1.69%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (1.69%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 21 (35.59%) Microsoft Excel
2 16 (27.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 14 (23.73%) Microsoft Office
3 14 (23.73%) MS Visio
4 7 (11.86%) AutoCAD
5 3 (5.08%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.69%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.69%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (1.69%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (3.39%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (3.39%) Office 365
2 2 (3.39%) Yammer
3 1 (1.69%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.39%) Remote Desktop
2 1 (1.69%) LAN
2 1 (1.69%) Skype
2 1 (1.69%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.69%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (1.69%) Power BI
1 1 (1.69%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (3.39%) JIRA
General
1 21 (35.59%) Finance
2 12 (20.34%) Manufacturing
3 7 (11.86%) Retail
3 7 (11.86%) Telecoms
4 6 (10.17%) Automotive
5 3 (5.08%) Banking
5 3 (5.08%) Legal
6 2 (3.39%) Billing
7 1 (1.69%) Aerospace
7 1 (1.69%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 21 (35.59%) Project Manager
2 11 (18.64%) Analyst
3 7 (11.86%) Facilities Engineer
3 7 (11.86%) IT Engineer
4 6 (10.17%) Coordinator
4 6 (10.17%) Project Coordinator
5 5 (8.47%) Project Analyst
6 4 (6.78%) Business Analyst
6 4 (6.78%) IT Manager
6 4 (6.78%) IT Project Manager
6 4 (6.78%) Programme Planner
7 3 (5.08%) Infrastructure Manager
7 3 (5.08%) Infrastructure Project Manager
7 3 (5.08%) PMO Analyst
7 3 (5.08%) PMO Lead
7 3 (5.08%) Project Planner
8 2 (3.39%) Citrix Analyst
8 2 (3.39%) PMO Planner
8 2 (3.39%) PRINCE2 Infrastructure Project Manager
8 2 (3.39%) Support Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.69%) COM
1 1 (1.69%) SAP XI
Miscellaneous
1 8 (13.56%) Data Centre
2 4 (6.78%) Management Information System
3 3 (5.08%) PMI
4 2 (3.39%) e-Learning
4 2 (3.39%) User Experience
5 1 (1.69%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.69%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.39%) Windows
2 1 (1.69%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (52.54%) Project Management
2 17 (28.81%) PRINCE2
3 15 (25.42%) Stakeholder Management
4 7 (11.86%) Project Planning
4 7 (11.86%) Risk Management
5 6 (10.17%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (10.17%) Change Control
5 6 (10.17%) Mentoring
5 6 (10.17%) Programme Management
6 5 (8.47%) Change Management
6 5 (8.47%) Data Management
7 4 (6.78%) Configuration Management
7 4 (6.78%) Critical Path Analysis
7 4 (6.78%) E-Commerce
7 4 (6.78%) Information Security
8 3 (5.08%) Business Intelligence
8 3 (5.08%) ERP
8 3 (5.08%) ITIL
8 3 (5.08%) Risk Assessment
8 3 (5.08%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.39%) R
Qualifications
1 8 (13.56%) Degree
2 5 (8.47%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 4 (6.78%) PMI Certification
4 3 (5.08%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (5.08%) MCP
4 3 (5.08%) PMP
4 3 (5.08%) Security Cleared
5 2 (3.39%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (3.39%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (33.90%) PMO
2 3 (5.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (5.08%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 1 (1.69%) GDPR
3 1 (1.69%) IFRS
3 1 (1.69%) IFRS 9
3 1 (1.69%) QA
3 1 (1.69%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (3.39%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 25 (42.37%) Microsoft
2 3 (5.08%) CA
2 3 (5.08%) Citrix
2 3 (5.08%) IFS
3 2 (3.39%) Salesforce.com
3 2 (3.39%) SAP
4 1 (1.69%) CA Agile Central
4 1 (1.69%) iManage
4 1 (1.69%) Infor
4 1 (1.69%) Oracle