The table below looks at the statistics for MS Project skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cardiff region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Project over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Project
Rank 46 36 15
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -21
Contract jobs citing MS Project 10 7 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 2.41% 2.26% 9.58%
As % of the Applications category 15.63% 16.28% 45.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 5 20
Average daily rate £308 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £364 £375
% change year-on-year
-0.34% -3.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.31 £18.92 £28.00
% change year-on-year
+107.71% -32.41%
MS Project
South Wales

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the Cardiff region.

Applications Category
Cardiff
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
64 43 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 15.42% 13.87% 21.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 31 36
Average daily rate £318 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.28% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £150 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 3
Average hourly rate £10.75 £13.00 £90.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.30% -85.55%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.10 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+11.03% -3.33%

MS Project
Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

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

MS Project Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

MS Project
Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

MS Project Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

MS Project
Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

MS Project Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

MS Project
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Cardiff 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 13 (92.86%) MS Excel
1 13 (92.86%) Project Management
2 12 (85.71%) MS Visio
3 11 (78.57%) PRINCE2
4 10 (71.43%) Software Testing
4 10 (71.43%) HL7
4 10 (71.43%) Test Management
5 9 (64.29%) NHS
6 7 (50.00%) HTML
6 7 (50.00%) XML
6 7 (50.00%) Test Scripting
6 7 (50.00%) ISTQB
6 7 (50.00%) Functional Testing
6 7 (50.00%) Non-Functional Testing
7 6 (42.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 4 (28.57%) Disclosure Scotland
9 3 (21.43%) Security Cleared
9 3 (21.43%) MS Office
10 2 (14.29%) LIMS
10 2 (14.29%) Service Management
10 2 (14.29%) Programme Management
10 2 (14.29%) Information Management
10 2 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
11 1 (7.14%) Windows Server
11 1 (7.14%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 1 (7.14%) C
11 1 (7.14%) Management Information System
11 1 (7.14%) Finance
11 1 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
11 1 (7.14%) MS PowerPoint

MS Project
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Cardiff 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 1 (7.14%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 13 (92.86%) MS Excel
2 12 (85.71%) MS Visio
3 3 (21.43%) MS Office
4 1 (7.14%) MS PowerPoint
General
1 1 (7.14%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (71.43%) Analyst
1 10 (71.43%) Lead Test Analyst
1 10 (71.43%) Test Analyst
2 2 (14.29%) Healthcare Manager
2 2 (14.29%) Healthcare Project Manager
2 2 (14.29%) Project Manager
3 1 (7.14%) IT Support
3 1 (7.14%) IT Support Technician
3 1 (7.14%) IT Technician
3 1 (7.14%) PMO Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (50.00%) HTML
1 7 (50.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (64.29%) NHS
2 2 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (14.29%) LIMS
3 1 (7.14%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) Windows
1 1 (7.14%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (92.86%) Project Management
2 11 (78.57%) PRINCE2
3 10 (71.43%) Software Testing
3 10 (71.43%) Test Management
4 7 (50.00%) Functional Testing
4 7 (50.00%) Non-Functional Testing
4 7 (50.00%) Test Scripting
5 2 (14.29%) Information Management
5 2 (14.29%) Programme Management
5 2 (14.29%) Service Management
6 1 (7.14%) ITIL
6 1 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (7.14%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) C
Qualifications
1 7 (50.00%) ISTQB
2 6 (42.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (21.43%) Security Cleared
4 1 (7.14%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (71.43%) HL7
2 4 (28.57%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (7.14%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft