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 21 August 2014 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Project
Rank 32 26 24
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -2
Contract jobs citing MS Project 12 13 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 3.15% 4.61% 2.34%
As % of the Applications category 27.91% 30.95% 23.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 9 3
Average daily rate
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£383 £388 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.29% +17.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £319 £326
10% offered a daily rate of more than £408 £400 £406
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £348 £338
% change year-on-year
+5.75% +2.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £31.56 £26.75
% change year-on-year
-50.08% +17.96%
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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 Cardiff region.

Applications Category
Cardiff
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
43 42 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 11.29% 14.89% 9.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 32 9
Average daily rate £325 £333 £258
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.25% +29.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £240 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £400 £359
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.83% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 4
Average hourly rate - £15.50 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -34.73%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.12 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-0.76% -5.53%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Cardiff

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Project across the Cardiff region over the 3 months to 21 August 2014.

MS Project Daily Rate Histogram 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 21 August 2014, 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 28 (90.32%) MS Office
1 28 (90.32%) Project Management
1 28 (90.32%) Finance
2 25 (80.65%) Microsoft
3 17 (54.84%) MS Excel
4 13 (41.94%) Banking
5 10 (32.26%) MS PowerPoint
6 9 (29.03%) UML
6 9 (29.03%) OO
6 9 (29.03%) TestDirector
6 9 (29.03%) AS400
7 8 (25.81%) .NET
7 8 (25.81%) PRINCE2
7 8 (25.81%) Stakeholder Management
7 8 (25.81%) Degree
8 7 (22.58%) GAP Analysis
8 7 (22.58%) Risk Analysis
9 6 (19.35%) J2EE
9 6 (19.35%) SOA
9 6 (19.35%) CCA
9 6 (19.35%) Content Management
9 6 (19.35%) Network Architecture
10 5 (16.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 5 (16.13%) Business Analysis
11 4 (12.90%) Business Development
12 2 (6.45%) SQL Server
12 2 (6.45%) IIS
12 2 (6.45%) SAP
12 2 (6.45%) Windows
12 2 (6.45%) CRM

MS Project
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, 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 2 (6.45%) IIS
2 1 (3.23%) WebSphere
Applications
1 28 (90.32%) MS Office
2 17 (54.84%) MS Excel
3 10 (32.26%) MS PowerPoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.45%) SQL Server
1 2 (6.45%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (3.23%) DB2
Development Applications
1 9 (29.03%) TestDirector
General
1 28 (90.32%) Finance
2 13 (41.94%) Banking
3 2 (6.45%) Marketing
4 1 (3.23%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 15 (48.39%) Project Manager
2 12 (38.71%) Analyst
3 6 (19.35%) Business Analyst
4 3 (9.68%) PMO Analyst
4 3 (9.68%) Support Analyst
4 3 (9.68%) Applications Support
4 3 (9.68%) Applications Support Analyst
5 2 (6.45%) Architect
5 2 (6.45%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (3.23%) Project Support Officer
6 1 (3.23%) Project Analyst
6 1 (3.23%) Project Officer
6 1 (3.23%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
6 1 (3.23%) Compliance Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (25.81%) .NET
2 6 (19.35%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 9 (29.03%) AS400
2 2 (6.45%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.23%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.45%) Windows
1 2 (6.45%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (6.45%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (3.23%) AIX
2 1 (3.23%) OS/400
2 1 (3.23%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (90.32%) Project Management
2 9 (29.03%) UML
2 9 (29.03%) OO
3 8 (25.81%) PRINCE2
3 8 (25.81%) Stakeholder Management
4 7 (22.58%) GAP Analysis
4 7 (22.58%) Risk Analysis
5 6 (19.35%) Network Architecture
5 6 (19.35%) Content Management
5 6 (19.35%) SOA
6 5 (16.13%) Business Analysis
7 4 (12.90%) Business Development
8 2 (6.45%) PRINCE
8 2 (6.45%) CRM
8 2 (6.45%) Disaster Recovery
8 2 (6.45%) Service Management
8 2 (6.45%) Use Case
9 1 (3.23%) Continuous Improvement
9 1 (3.23%) Change Control
9 1 (3.23%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.23%) COBOL
1 1 (3.23%) RPG
1 1 (3.23%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 8 (25.81%) Degree
2 6 (19.35%) CCA
3 2 (6.45%) ISEB
4 1 (3.23%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (16.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (3.23%) Solvency II
2 1 (3.23%) SLA
Vendors
1 25 (80.65%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.45%) Planview
2 2 (6.45%) SAP
3 1 (3.23%) IBM