The table below looks at the statistics for MS Project skills in IT contracts advertised for the South Wales region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Project over the 3 months to 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Project
Rank 47 14 29
Rank change year-on-year
-33 +15
Contract jobs citing MS Project 11 34 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 2.10% 8.33% 4.27%
As % of the Applications category 15.49% 43.59% 26.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 24 10
Average daily rate
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£400 £375 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £144 £375 £312
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £400 £453
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £335
% change year-on-year
- +11.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.35 £21.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year
-3.11% -37.31%
MS Project
Wales

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

Applications Category
South Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
71 78 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 13.58% 19.12% 15.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 43 28
Average daily rate £315 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £152 £213 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £400 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 14 9
Average hourly rate £12.00 £15.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -11.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.55 £11.90 £10.99
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.20 £102.00 £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -

MS Project
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

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

MS Project Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

MS Project
Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

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

MS Project Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

MS Project
Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Project across the South Wales region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

MS Project Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

MS Project
Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

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

MS Project Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

MS Project
Contract Job Locations in South Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MS Project within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cardiff -22 7 £375 - 2
Newport -5 1 £425 +30.76%
MS Project
Wales

MS Project
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales 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 16 (88.89%) Finance
2 15 (83.33%) Project Management
3 12 (66.67%) Microsoft
4 9 (50.00%) MS Excel
5 7 (38.89%) MS Office
5 7 (38.89%) PRINCE2
6 5 (27.78%) UML
6 5 (27.78%) OO
7 4 (22.22%) TestDirector
7 4 (22.22%) AS400
8 3 (16.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 3 (16.67%) Service Delivery
8 3 (16.67%) Change Management
8 3 (16.67%) ISEB
8 3 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (16.67%) MS PowerPoint
8 3 (16.67%) Analytics
9 2 (11.11%) P3O
9 2 (11.11%) Test Planning
9 2 (11.11%) iSeries
9 2 (11.11%) WebSphere
9 2 (11.11%) Degree
9 2 (11.11%) Content Management
9 2 (11.11%) Business Analysis
9 2 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
9 2 (11.11%) Banking
9 2 (11.11%) Risk Assessment
9 2 (11.11%) Programme Management
9 2 (11.11%) CCA
9 2 (11.11%) SOA

MS Project
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales 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 (11.11%) WebSphere
2 1 (5.56%) IIS
Applications
1 9 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 7 (38.89%) MS Office
3 3 (16.67%) MS PowerPoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.11%) DB2
Development Applications
1 4 (22.22%) TestDirector
General
1 16 (88.89%) Finance
2 2 (11.11%) Banking
3 1 (5.56%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (5.56%) Financial Institution
3 1 (5.56%) Retail
3 1 (5.56%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (38.89%) Project Manager
2 5 (27.78%) Analyst
3 3 (16.67%) Coordinator
3 3 (16.67%) Project Coordinator
4 2 (11.11%) Programme Planner
4 2 (11.11%) Applications Support Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Support Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Applications Support
4 2 (11.11%) Business Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Development Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Software Development Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Software Manager
5 1 (5.56%) PMO Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.11%) .NET
1 2 (11.11%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 4 (22.22%) AS400
2 2 (11.11%) iSeries
3 1 (5.56%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.56%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.11%) OS/400
1 2 (11.11%) UNIX
2 1 (5.56%) pSOS
2 1 (5.56%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (83.33%) Project Management
2 7 (38.89%) PRINCE2
3 5 (27.78%) UML
3 5 (27.78%) OO
4 3 (16.67%) Service Delivery
4 3 (16.67%) Change Management
4 3 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (16.67%) Analytics
5 2 (11.11%) Test Planning
5 2 (11.11%) Content Management
5 2 (11.11%) Business Analysis
5 2 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (11.11%) Risk Assessment
5 2 (11.11%) Programme Management
5 2 (11.11%) SOA
6 1 (5.56%) Service Management
6 1 (5.56%) GAP Analysis
6 1 (5.56%) Scrum
6 1 (5.56%) Validation
6 1 (5.56%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.11%) C
1 2 (11.11%) COBOL
1 2 (11.11%) RPG
1 2 (11.11%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (16.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
1 3 (16.67%) ISEB
2 2 (11.11%) Degree
2 2 (11.11%) CCA
3 1 (5.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.11%) P3O
2 1 (5.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (5.56%) GxP
2 1 (5.56%) SLA
Vendors
1 12 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (11.11%) IBM
3 1 (5.56%) SAP