The table below looks at the statistics for MS Project skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bristol region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Project over the 3 months to 4 March 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Project
Rank 50 53 39
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -14
Contract jobs citing MS Project 21 12 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 2.44% 1.39% 2.58%
As % of the Applications category 21.88% 10.08% 17.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 5 16
Average daily rate
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£355 £300 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £239 £188 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £477 £365 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £335
% change year-on-year
- +11.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £35.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year
-35.71% +4.47%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the Bristol region.

Applications Category
Bristol
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
96 119 100
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 11.14% 13.76% 15.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 73 51
Average daily rate £365 £325 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.30% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £198 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £405 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £305 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.55% +1.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 14 7
Average hourly rate £14.00 £21.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% -2.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.60 £12.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.60 £34.75 £37.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -

MS Project
Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MS Project across the Bristol region as a proportion of the total demand within the Applications category.

MS Project Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

MS Project
Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MS Project across the Bristol region.

MS Project Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

MS Project
Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Project across the Bristol region over the 3 months to 4 March 2015.

MS Project Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

MS Project
Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MS Project across the Bristol region.

MS Project Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

MS Project
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol 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 24 (51.06%) MS Excel
2 20 (42.55%) Finance
3 19 (40.43%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (34.04%) Project Management
5 14 (29.79%) Microsoft
6 13 (27.66%) SQL
7 12 (25.53%) PRINCE2
7 12 (25.53%) Security Cleared
8 10 (21.28%) Data Analysis
9 9 (19.15%) SC Cleared
9 9 (19.15%) VBA
9 9 (19.15%) Risk Management
9 9 (19.15%) Scrum
10 8 (17.02%) Oracle
10 8 (17.02%) SQL Server
10 8 (17.02%) V-Model
10 8 (17.02%) TDD
10 8 (17.02%) Waterfall
11 7 (14.89%) Banking
11 7 (14.89%) SQL Server 2005
11 7 (14.89%) VB.NET
11 7 (14.89%) ASP.NET
11 7 (14.89%) .NET
11 7 (14.89%) HTML
11 7 (14.89%) MS Access
11 7 (14.89%) SharePoint
12 6 (12.77%) MS Visio
12 6 (12.77%) Java
12 6 (12.77%) CSS
12 6 (12.77%) MS Office

MS Project
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol 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 7 (14.89%) SharePoint
2 5 (10.64%) SAS
3 2 (4.26%) LiveCycle
Applications
1 24 (51.06%) MS Excel
2 6 (12.77%) MS Visio
2 6 (12.77%) MS Office
3 4 (8.51%) MS PowerPoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (17.02%) SQL Server
2 7 (14.89%) SQL Server 2005
2 7 (14.89%) MS Access
3 5 (10.64%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (10.64%) Oracle Database
4 3 (6.38%) SAS Enterprise Guide
4 3 (6.38%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (4.26%) SQL Server 2000
5 2 (4.26%) Oracle Discoverer
5 2 (4.26%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (2.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (2.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (2.13%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (2.13%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (2.13%) MySQL
6 1 (2.13%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 6 (12.77%) Visual Studio
1 6 (12.77%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (4.26%) Oracle APEX
General
1 20 (42.55%) Finance
2 7 (14.89%) Banking
3 6 (12.77%) Retail
4 1 (2.13%) Retail Banking
4 1 (2.13%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.13%) Legal
Job Titles
1 17 (36.17%) Analyst
2 9 (19.15%) PMO Analyst
3 7 (14.89%) Project Planner
3 7 (14.89%) Project Manager
4 6 (12.77%) Developer
4 6 (12.77%) Programmer
5 4 (8.51%) Analyst Programmer
6 3 (6.38%) .NET Developer
6 3 (6.38%) Project Coordinator
6 3 (6.38%) Business Analyst
6 3 (6.38%) Coordinator
7 2 (4.26%) Business Developer
7 2 (4.26%) Business Objects Developer
7 2 (4.26%) Senior Analyst
7 2 (4.26%) SQL Developer
7 2 (4.26%) Senior Business Analyst
7 2 (4.26%) Programme Support Officer
8 1 (2.13%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
8 1 (2.13%) Business Intelligence Manager
8 1 (2.13%) Lead Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (14.89%) ASP.NET
1 7 (14.89%) .NET
1 7 (14.89%) HTML
2 6 (12.77%) CSS
2 6 (12.77%) ASP.NET MVC
2 6 (12.77%) ASP.NET MVC 3
3 3 (6.38%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.77%) Open Source
2 1 (2.13%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (40.43%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (34.04%) Project Management
3 12 (25.53%) PRINCE2
4 10 (21.28%) Data Analysis
5 9 (19.15%) Risk Management
5 9 (19.15%) Scrum
6 8 (17.02%) V-Model
6 8 (17.02%) TDD
6 8 (17.02%) Waterfall
7 6 (12.77%) Project Planning
7 6 (12.77%) Change Control
8 5 (10.64%) Business Intelligence
8 5 (10.64%) Configuration Management
8 5 (10.64%) Programme Management
8 5 (10.64%) Change Management
9 4 (8.51%) Resource Management
9 4 (8.51%) Stakeholder Management
10 3 (6.38%) Test Strategy
11 2 (4.26%) ETL
11 2 (4.26%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (27.66%) SQL
2 9 (19.15%) VBA
3 7 (14.89%) VB.NET
4 6 (12.77%) Java
5 3 (6.38%) VB
6 2 (4.26%) PL/SQL
6 2 (4.26%) C#
7 1 (2.13%) C
Qualifications
1 12 (25.53%) Security Cleared
2 9 (19.15%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.38%) QA
2 1 (2.13%) Solvency II
2 1 (2.13%) SLA
Vendors
1 14 (29.79%) Microsoft
2 8 (17.02%) Oracle
3 4 (8.51%) Business Objects
4 2 (4.26%) Adobe
4 2 (4.26%) Casewise
5 1 (2.13%) CA