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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Project
Rank 32 13 25
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +12
Contract jobs citing MS Project 15 17 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 4.16% 10.12% 2.17%
As % of the Applications category 23.81% 48.57% 21.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 9 2
Average daily rate £225 £400 £376
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-43.75% +6.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £121 £344 £356
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £404 £395
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £338 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.48% -3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.00 £32.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-17.55% -6.42%
Applications Category
Cardiff
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
63 35 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 17.45% 20.83% 10.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 21 9
Average daily rate £225 £363 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-37.93% +29.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £105 £206 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £410 £356
UK excluding London average daily rate £306 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.83% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £14.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -6.06%
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 24 April 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 24 April 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 30 (81.08%) Microsoft
2 28 (75.68%) Project Management
3 25 (67.57%) MS Office
4 23 (62.16%) Finance
5 15 (40.54%) Banking
6 14 (37.84%) MS Excel
7 9 (24.32%) SQL Server
7 9 (24.32%) AS400
8 8 (21.62%) .NET
8 8 (21.62%) CRM
9 7 (18.92%) Windows
9 7 (18.92%) CCA
9 7 (18.92%) TestDirector
9 7 (18.92%) UML
9 7 (18.92%) OO
9 7 (18.92%) SQL
10 6 (16.22%) PRINCE2
10 6 (16.22%) SharePoint
10 6 (16.22%) JavaScript
10 6 (16.22%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 6 (16.22%) SOAP
10 6 (16.22%) XML
10 6 (16.22%) DOM
10 6 (16.22%) Stakeholder Management
10 6 (16.22%) SQL Server 2005
10 6 (16.22%) Dynamics CRM
10 6 (16.22%) Degree
10 6 (16.22%) User Acceptance Testing
10 6 (16.22%) SQL Server 2008
10 6 (16.22%) Network Architecture

MS Project
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 6 (16.22%) SharePoint
1 6 (16.22%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (5.41%) IIS
2 2 (5.41%) WebSphere
Applications
1 25 (67.57%) MS Office
2 14 (37.84%) MS Excel
3 5 (13.51%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (16.22%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (24.32%) SQL Server
2 6 (16.22%) SQL Server 2005
2 6 (16.22%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (10.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (5.41%) DB2
Development Applications
1 7 (18.92%) TestDirector
2 6 (16.22%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 4 (10.81%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 23 (62.16%) Finance
2 15 (40.54%) Banking
3 5 (13.51%) Financial Institution
4 2 (5.41%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 17 (45.95%) Project Manager
2 9 (24.32%) Analyst
3 5 (13.51%) Applications Support
4 4 (10.81%) Applications Support Analyst
4 4 (10.81%) Developer
4 4 (10.81%) Support Analyst
4 4 (10.81%) CRM Developer
5 3 (8.11%) PMO Analyst
6 2 (5.41%) Solutions Architect
6 2 (5.41%) Architect
6 2 (5.41%) Business Analyst
6 2 (5.41%) Tester
7 1 (2.70%) Systems Developer
7 1 (2.70%) Project Support Officer
7 1 (2.70%) Project Analyst
7 1 (2.70%) Project Officer
7 1 (2.70%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (21.62%) .NET
2 6 (16.22%) SOAP
2 6 (16.22%) XML
2 6 (16.22%) DOM
3 4 (10.81%) Web Services
4 2 (5.41%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 9 (24.32%) AS400
2 4 (10.81%) Data Conversion
3 2 (5.41%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 7 (18.92%) Windows
2 2 (5.41%) AIX
2 2 (5.41%) OS/400
2 2 (5.41%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (5.41%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (5.41%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (75.68%) Project Management
2 8 (21.62%) CRM
3 7 (18.92%) UML
3 7 (18.92%) OO
4 6 (16.22%) Stakeholder Management
4 6 (16.22%) PRINCE2
4 6 (16.22%) User Acceptance Testing
4 6 (16.22%) Network Architecture
5 4 (10.81%) Release Management
5 4 (10.81%) Unit Testing
5 4 (10.81%) System Testing
5 4 (10.81%) Data Migration
5 4 (10.81%) Web Development
5 4 (10.81%) Data Analysis
5 4 (10.81%) GAP Analysis
5 4 (10.81%) Migration
6 3 (8.11%) Risk Analysis
7 2 (5.41%) Test Scripting
7 2 (5.41%) Automation Testing
7 2 (5.41%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 7 (18.92%) SQL
2 6 (16.22%) JavaScript
3 4 (10.81%) C#
4 2 (5.41%) COBOL
4 2 (5.41%) RPG
4 2 (5.41%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 7 (18.92%) CCA
2 6 (16.22%) Degree
3 4 (10.81%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (10.81%) MCAD
3 4 (10.81%) MCSD
4 2 (5.41%) SC Cleared
4 2 (5.41%) CTC Cleared
4 2 (5.41%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (2.70%) Solvency II
2 1 (2.70%) SLA
Vendors
1 30 (81.08%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.41%) Planview
2 2 (5.41%) IBM