The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Essex 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 29 April 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
3 months to
29 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 58 46 55
Rank change year-on-year -12 +9  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Project 6 9 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 1.47% 2.09% 0.76%
As % of the Applications category 12.77% 13.85% 10.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 3
Median daily rate £265 £430 £265
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -38.37% +62.26%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £360
% change year-on-year +7.14% -2.77%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £40.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.48 £31.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +18.96% +40.00%  

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 Essex with a requirement for software application skills.

Contract Software Application Skills
Essex
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 47 65 40
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Essex 11.49% 15.12% 7.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 15 23
Median daily rate £270 £363 £295
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.51% +22.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £133 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £440 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +1.53% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 40 5
Median hourly rate £20.25 £16.50 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.72% -48.43%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £11.83 £23.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.80 £19.00 £32.72
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.18 £16.10 £15.00
% change year-on-year +0.52% +7.30%  

Microsoft Project
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Essex 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 Essex

Microsoft Project
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Essex

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Project in Essex

Microsoft Project
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Project in Essex over the 3 months to 29 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Project in Essex

Microsoft Project
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Project in Essex

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 Essex region with a requirement for Microsoft Project.

1 13 (59.09%) Microsoft Excel
1 13 (59.09%) Manufacturing
1 13 (59.09%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 11 (50.00%) SharePoint
2 11 (50.00%) Project Management
3 9 (40.91%) AutoCAD
3 9 (40.91%) MS Visio
3 9 (40.91%) Degree
3 9 (40.91%) Telecoms
3 9 (40.91%) Data Centre
4 7 (31.82%) Finance
4 7 (31.82%) Automotive
4 7 (31.82%) PRINCE2
5 6 (27.27%) Risk Management
5 6 (27.27%) Contingency Planning
5 6 (27.27%) Change Control
6 4 (18.18%) Mentoring
6 4 (18.18%) IT Strategy
6 4 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (18.18%) Configuration Management
6 4 (18.18%) Microsoft
7 3 (13.64%) Active Directory
7 3 (13.64%) PMI
7 3 (13.64%) PMP
7 3 (13.64%) PMI Certification
7 3 (13.64%) Process Improvement
8 2 (9.09%) Marketing
8 2 (9.09%) PMO
8 2 (9.09%) CA Agile Central
8 2 (9.09%) Oracle

Microsoft Project
Co-occurring IT Skills in Essex 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 11 (50.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.55%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (4.55%) Oracle Service Bus
2 1 (4.55%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 13 (59.09%) Microsoft Excel
1 13 (59.09%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 9 (40.91%) AutoCAD
2 9 (40.91%) MS Visio
3 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (4.55%) Office 365
1 1 (4.55%) Yammer
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (4.55%) DataStage
2 1 (4.55%) Oracle Reports
General
1 13 (59.09%) Manufacturing
2 9 (40.91%) Telecoms
3 7 (31.82%) Automotive
3 7 (31.82%) Finance
4 2 (9.09%) Marketing
5 1 (4.55%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (40.91%) IT Engineer
1 9 (40.91%) Project Manager
2 8 (36.36%) Facilities Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) Analyst
3 2 (9.09%) IT Manager
3 2 (9.09%) IT Project Manager
4 1 (4.55%) Administrator
4 1 (4.55%) Data Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) PMO Administrator
4 1 (4.55%) Project Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) Project Officer
4 1 (4.55%) Project Support Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) Project Support Officer
4 1 (4.55%) Support Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) Support Officer
4 1 (4.55%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) Unix Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) Unix Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.55%) Ajax
1 1 (4.55%) COM
1 1 (4.55%) J2EE
1 1 (4.55%) JSON
1 1 (4.55%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (40.91%) Data Centre
2 3 (13.64%) PMI
3 2 (9.09%) Management Information System
4 1 (4.55%) IBM Mainframe
4 1 (4.55%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.55%) Solaris
1 1 (4.55%) Unix
1 1 (4.55%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (50.00%) Project Management
2 7 (31.82%) PRINCE2
3 6 (27.27%) Change Control
3 6 (27.27%) Contingency Planning
3 6 (27.27%) Risk Management
4 4 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (18.18%) Configuration Management
4 4 (18.18%) IT Strategy
4 4 (18.18%) Mentoring
5 3 (13.64%) Process Improvement
6 2 (9.09%) BPR
6 2 (9.09%) Change Management
7 1 (4.55%) Data Analysis
7 1 (4.55%) Data Management
7 1 (4.55%) Document Management
7 1 (4.55%) Information Management
7 1 (4.55%) Password Management
7 1 (4.55%) Programme Management
7 1 (4.55%) Project Planning
7 1 (4.55%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.55%) Java
1 1 (4.55%) JavaScript
1 1 (4.55%) PL/SQL
1 1 (4.55%) R
1 1 (4.55%) Shell Script
1 1 (4.55%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (40.91%) Degree
2 3 (13.64%) PMI Certification
2 3 (13.64%) PMP
3 1 (4.55%) APMP
3 1 (4.55%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (4.55%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.55%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.09%) PMO
2 1 (4.55%) IFRS
2 1 (4.55%) IFRS 9
2 1 (4.55%) QA
System Software
1 3 (13.64%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.55%) Time Sharing Option
Vendors
1 4 (18.18%) Microsoft
2 2 (9.09%) CA Agile Central
2 2 (9.09%) Oracle
3 1 (4.55%) IBM
3 1 (4.55%) Infor
3 1 (4.55%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (4.55%) SAP
3 1 (4.55%) Teradata