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 26 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
26 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Project
Rank 31 33 10
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -23
Contract jobs citing MS Project 7 11 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 2.75% 3.34% 12.90%
As % of the Applications category 21.21% 17.19% 60.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 10
Average daily rate
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£450 £300 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -20.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £356 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.52% +9.53%
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 Cardiff region.

Applications Category
Cardiff
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
33 64 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 12.94% 19.45% 21.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 40 17
Average daily rate £375 £225 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+66.66% -35.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £105 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £408 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.83% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
Average hourly rate £16.75 £97.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-82.82% +596.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-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 26 March 2015, 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 11 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 9 (81.82%) Project Management
2 9 (81.82%) Finance
3 5 (45.45%) Degree
3 5 (45.45%) MS Office
3 5 (45.45%) UNIX
3 5 (45.45%) UML
3 5 (45.45%) OO
4 4 (36.36%) MS Excel
4 4 (36.36%) TestDirector
4 4 (36.36%) AS400
5 3 (27.27%) Shell Script
5 3 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (27.27%) iSeries
5 3 (27.27%) WebSphere
5 3 (27.27%) OS/400
5 3 (27.27%) IBM
5 3 (27.27%) COBOL
5 3 (27.27%) RPG
5 3 (27.27%) DB2
6 2 (18.18%) IIS
6 2 (18.18%) SQL Server
6 2 (18.18%) SQL
6 2 (18.18%) RUP
6 2 (18.18%) Windows
6 2 (18.18%) Visual Studio
6 2 (18.18%) PRINCE2
6 2 (18.18%) Change Management
6 2 (18.18%) Regression Testing
6 2 (18.18%) Linux

MS Project
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 26 March 2015, 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 3 (27.27%) WebSphere
2 2 (18.18%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (45.45%) MS Office
2 4 (36.36%) MS Excel
3 1 (9.09%) MS PowerPoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (27.27%) DB2
2 2 (18.18%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (36.36%) TestDirector
2 2 (18.18%) Visual Studio
2 2 (18.18%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 9 (81.82%) Finance
2 2 (18.18%) Banking
3 1 (9.09%) Retail Banking
3 1 (9.09%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (54.55%) Analyst
2 3 (27.27%) Applications Support Analyst
2 3 (27.27%) Project Coordinator
2 3 (27.27%) Coordinator
2 3 (27.27%) Support Analyst
2 3 (27.27%) Applications Support
3 2 (18.18%) Lead Test Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Test Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Development Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Software Development Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Software Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Project Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) .NET
1 1 (9.09%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 4 (36.36%) AS400
2 3 (27.27%) iSeries
3 1 (9.09%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 5 (45.45%) UNIX
2 3 (27.27%) OS/400
3 2 (18.18%) Windows
3 2 (18.18%) Linux
4 1 (9.09%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (81.82%) Project Management
2 5 (45.45%) UML
2 5 (45.45%) OO
3 3 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (18.18%) RUP
4 2 (18.18%) PRINCE2
4 2 (18.18%) Change Management
4 2 (18.18%) Regression Testing
4 2 (18.18%) Performance Testing
4 2 (18.18%) Integration Testing
4 2 (18.18%) Test Strategy
4 2 (18.18%) Analytics
4 2 (18.18%) Software Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Scrum
5 1 (9.09%) Business Analysis
5 1 (9.09%) Supplier Management
5 1 (9.09%) Content Management
5 1 (9.09%) Test Planning
5 1 (9.09%) Mentoring
5 1 (9.09%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (27.27%) Shell Script
1 3 (27.27%) COBOL
1 3 (27.27%) RPG
2 2 (18.18%) SQL
3 1 (9.09%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (45.45%) Degree
2 2 (18.18%) ISEB
3 1 (9.09%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) SLA
1 1 (9.09%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Vendors
1 11 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (27.27%) IBM