The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England with a requirement for MS Project skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited MS Project over the 3 months to 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Project
England / East of England
Rank 91 79 104
Rank change year-on-year -12 +25  
Contract jobs citing MS Project 35 45 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 1.61% 1.84% 1.08%
As % of the Applications category 11.90% 13.85% 8.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 31 19
Median daily rate £300 £425 £373
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -29.41% +14.09%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £350 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £485 £420
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £373 £375
% change year-on-year -6.16% -0.53%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 2
Median hourly rate £30.00 £27.75 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.10% +23.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.40 £17.55 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.40 £37.95 £30.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.48 £39.67 £22.50
% change year-on-year +7.07% +76.31%  

MS 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 294 325 331
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 13.54% 13.31% 12.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 156 152 152
Median daily rate £300 £360 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.66% +30.90%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £168 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £486 £413
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £330 £325
% change year-on-year +1.51% +1.53%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 69 68
Median hourly rate £18.00 £16.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.09% +10.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £11.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.25 £30.00 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £16.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year -9.09% +13.79%  

MS Project
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

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

Job vacancy trend for MS Project in the East of England

MS 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 MS Project in the East of England.

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

MS Project
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MS Project in the East of England over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

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

MS Project
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

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

MS Project
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing MS Project in the East of England over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

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

MS 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 MS Project within the East of England region over the 3 months to 24 March 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
Essex -7 14 £265 -38.37%
Hertfordshire +2 5 £350 -22.22% 1
Norfolk - 5 £275 -
Bedfordshire -2 4 £375 -28.57% 1
Suffolk -8 4 £425 +21.42% 1
Cambridgeshire -6 3 £394 -7.35%
MS Project
England

MS Project
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing MS 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 MS Project.

1 33 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 26 (39.39%) Microsoft
3 24 (36.36%) Project Management
4 23 (34.85%) PMO
5 21 (31.82%) Finance
6 20 (30.30%) PRINCE2
7 17 (25.76%) MS PowerPoint
8 15 (22.73%) Stakeholder Management
8 15 (22.73%) SharePoint
9 14 (21.21%) MS Visio
9 14 (21.21%) Project Planning
9 14 (21.21%) Manufacturing
10 10 (15.15%) MS Office
11 8 (12.12%) Automotive
11 8 (12.12%) Telecoms
11 8 (12.12%) AutoCAD
11 8 (12.12%) Change Control
11 8 (12.12%) Office 365
11 8 (12.12%) Mentoring
11 8 (12.12%) Data Centre
12 7 (10.61%) Time Management
12 7 (10.61%) Management Information System
12 7 (10.61%) Advertising
12 7 (10.61%) Agile Software Development
12 7 (10.61%) Degree
12 7 (10.61%) User Acceptance Testing
13 6 (9.09%) Configuration Management
14 5 (7.58%) Risk Management
14 5 (7.58%) Change Management
14 5 (7.58%) PRINCE2 Certification

MS Project
Top Related 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 15 (22.73%) SharePoint
2 5 (7.58%) MS Project Server
3 2 (3.03%) CMS
Applications
1 33 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 17 (25.76%) MS PowerPoint
3 14 (21.21%) MS Visio
4 10 (15.15%) MS Office
5 8 (12.12%) AutoCAD
6 4 (6.06%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.52%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.52%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (1.52%) Primavera
1 1 (1.52%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 8 (12.12%) Office 365
2 3 (4.55%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (3.03%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.52%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.03%) Remote Desktop
2 1 (1.52%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.03%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.52%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.52%) DataStage
2 1 (1.52%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 1 (1.52%) JIRA
General
1 21 (31.82%) Finance
2 14 (21.21%) Manufacturing
3 8 (12.12%) Automotive
3 8 (12.12%) Telecoms
4 7 (10.61%) Advertising
5 3 (4.55%) Retail
6 2 (3.03%) Billing
6 2 (3.03%) Legal
7 1 (1.52%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 18 (27.27%) Project Manager
2 8 (12.12%) Analyst
2 8 (12.12%) IT Engineer
2 8 (12.12%) PMO Lead
3 7 (10.61%) Facilities Engineer
4 6 (9.09%) Administrator
4 6 (9.09%) Coordinator
5 5 (7.58%) IT Manager
5 5 (7.58%) IT Project Manager
5 5 (7.58%) Programme Planner
5 5 (7.58%) Project Administrator
6 4 (6.06%) Business Analyst
6 4 (6.06%) Project Analyst
6 4 (6.06%) Project Coordinator
6 4 (6.06%) Project Planner
6 4 (6.06%) Support Officer
7 3 (4.55%) Project Officer
7 3 (4.55%) Project Support Officer
8 2 (3.03%) Development Project Manager
8 2 (3.03%) Senior Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.03%) .NET
2 1 (1.52%) .NET Framework
2 1 (1.52%) Ajax
2 1 (1.52%) J2EE
2 1 (1.52%) JSON
2 1 (1.52%) Middleware
2 1 (1.52%) Web Services
2 1 (1.52%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (12.12%) Data Centre
2 7 (10.61%) Management Information System
3 3 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (4.55%) PMI
4 2 (3.03%) e-Learning
4 2 (3.03%) User Experience
5 1 (1.52%) IBM Mainframe
5 1 (1.52%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.03%) Windows
1 2 (3.03%) Windows Server
2 1 (1.52%) Solaris
2 1 (1.52%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (36.36%) Project Management
2 20 (30.30%) PRINCE2
3 15 (22.73%) Stakeholder Management
4 14 (21.21%) Project Planning
5 8 (12.12%) Change Control
5 8 (12.12%) Mentoring
6 7 (10.61%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (10.61%) Time Management
6 7 (10.61%) User Acceptance Testing
7 6 (9.09%) Configuration Management
8 5 (7.58%) Change Management
8 5 (7.58%) Contingency Planning
8 5 (7.58%) Critical Path Analysis
8 5 (7.58%) Risk Management
9 4 (6.06%) IT Strategy
10 3 (4.55%) Data Management
10 3 (4.55%) Information Security
10 3 (4.55%) Process Improvement
10 3 (4.55%) Programme Management
10 3 (4.55%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.03%) R
1 2 (3.03%) SQL
2 1 (1.52%) Java
2 1 (1.52%) JavaScript
2 1 (1.52%) PL/SQL
2 1 (1.52%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 7 (10.61%) Degree
2 5 (7.58%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 5 (7.58%) Security Cleared
3 4 (6.06%) PMP
4 3 (4.55%) MCP
4 3 (4.55%) PMI Certification
4 3 (4.55%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 3 (4.55%) SC Cleared
5 2 (3.03%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (1.52%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (34.85%) PMO
2 2 (3.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (3.03%) ISO27002
2 2 (3.03%) QA
3 1 (1.52%) IFRS
3 1 (1.52%) IFRS 9
System Software
1 3 (4.55%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.52%) Time Sharing Option
Vendors
1 26 (39.39%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.03%) CA
2 2 (3.03%) Citrix
2 2 (3.03%) IFS
3 1 (1.52%) CA Agile Central
3 1 (1.52%) IBM
3 1 (1.52%) NGA Human Resources
3 1 (1.52%) Oracle
3 1 (1.52%) SAP
3 1 (1.52%) ServiceNow
3 1 (1.52%) Teradata