The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Applications category for the Cardiff region.

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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Project
Rank 31 22 24
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +2
Contract jobs citing MS Project 14 13 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 3.67% 5.14% 4.43%
As % of the Applications category 29.79% 27.66% 37.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 9 6
Average daily rate
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£383 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.00% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £281 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £408 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £37.50 £25.50
% change year-on-year
-57.33% +47.05%
Applications Category
Cardiff
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
47 47 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 12.34% 18.58% 11.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 35 12
Average daily rate £325 £305 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.55% -7.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £158 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £310 £308
% change year-on-year
+1.61% +0.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Average hourly rate - £12.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -50.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%
MS Project
South Wales

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 28 July 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 28 July 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 27 (90.00%) MS Office
1 27 (90.00%) Project Management
1 27 (90.00%) Finance
2 25 (83.33%) Microsoft
3 16 (53.33%) MS Excel
4 13 (43.33%) Banking
5 10 (33.33%) TestDirector
5 10 (33.33%) UML
5 10 (33.33%) OO
6 9 (30.00%) Degree
6 9 (30.00%) MS PowerPoint
6 9 (30.00%) AS400
7 8 (26.67%) .NET
8 7 (23.33%) Stakeholder Management
9 6 (20.00%) GAP Analysis
9 6 (20.00%) Content Management
9 6 (20.00%) Risk Analysis
9 6 (20.00%) J2EE
9 6 (20.00%) PRINCE2
9 6 (20.00%) CCA
9 6 (20.00%) SOA
10 5 (16.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 5 (16.67%) Network Architecture
10 5 (16.67%) Business Analysis
11 4 (13.33%) Business Development
12 3 (10.00%) Windows
12 3 (10.00%) SQL Server
13 2 (6.67%) CRM
13 2 (6.67%) PRINCE
13 2 (6.67%) IIS

MS Project
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 (6.67%) IIS
2 1 (3.33%) WebSphere
Applications
1 27 (90.00%) MS Office
2 16 (53.33%) MS Excel
3 9 (30.00%) MS PowerPoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.67%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (3.33%) DB2
Development Applications
1 10 (33.33%) TestDirector
General
1 27 (90.00%) Finance
2 13 (43.33%) Banking
3 2 (6.67%) Marketing
4 1 (3.33%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 13 (43.33%) Project Manager
1 13 (43.33%) Analyst
2 6 (20.00%) Business Analyst
3 4 (13.33%) Support Analyst
3 4 (13.33%) Applications Support
3 4 (13.33%) Applications Support Analyst
4 3 (10.00%) PMO Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) Architect
5 2 (6.67%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (3.33%) Project Support Officer
6 1 (3.33%) Project Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) Project Officer
6 1 (3.33%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
6 1 (3.33%) Compliance Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (26.67%) .NET
2 6 (20.00%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 9 (30.00%) AS400
2 1 (3.33%) iSeries
2 1 (3.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.00%) Windows
2 2 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (3.33%) AIX
3 1 (3.33%) OS/400
3 1 (3.33%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (90.00%) Project Management
2 10 (33.33%) UML
2 10 (33.33%) OO
3 7 (23.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 6 (20.00%) GAP Analysis
4 6 (20.00%) Content Management
4 6 (20.00%) SOA
4 6 (20.00%) PRINCE2
4 6 (20.00%) Risk Analysis
5 5 (16.67%) Network Architecture
5 5 (16.67%) Business Analysis
6 4 (13.33%) Business Development
7 2 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (6.67%) PRINCE
7 2 (6.67%) CRM
7 2 (6.67%) Use Case
8 1 (3.33%) Continuous Improvement
8 1 (3.33%) Analytics
8 1 (3.33%) Service Management
8 1 (3.33%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.33%) COBOL
1 1 (3.33%) RPG
1 1 (3.33%) SQL
1 1 (3.33%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 9 (30.00%) Degree
2 6 (20.00%) CCA
3 1 (3.33%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (16.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (3.33%) Solvency II
2 1 (3.33%) SLA
Vendors
1 25 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.67%) Planview
3 1 (3.33%) SAP
3 1 (3.33%) IBM