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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Project
Rank 53 14 45
Rank change year-on-year
-39 +31
Contract jobs citing MS Project 8 40 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 1.46% 9.59% 1.88%
As % of the Applications category 12.12% 42.55% 15.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 26 5
Average daily rate
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£150 £375 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-60.00% -10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £141 £225 £342
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £400 £449
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £375 £340
% change year-on-year
-4.00% +10.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.35 £21.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-3.11% -33.33%
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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
66 94 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 12.04% 22.54% 12.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 47 24
Average daily rate £263 £375 £348
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% +7.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £175 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £421 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 15 10
Average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £11.45 £11.56
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.90 £16.00 £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.70
% change year-on-year
- -4.45%

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 24 December 2014.

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 24 December 2014. 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 -27 4 £150 -60.00% 4
Newport -15 2 - - 1
Bridgend - 1 - -
MS Project
Wales

MS Project
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 (94.12%) Project Management
2 14 (82.35%) Finance
3 13 (76.47%) Microsoft
4 10 (58.82%) MS Excel
5 7 (41.18%) MS Office
6 6 (35.29%) PRINCE2
7 5 (29.41%) Test Planning
8 4 (23.53%) MS PowerPoint
8 4 (23.53%) UML
8 4 (23.53%) OO
8 4 (23.53%) AS400
9 3 (17.65%) Change Management
9 3 (17.65%) .NET
9 3 (17.65%) J2EE
9 3 (17.65%) ISEB
9 3 (17.65%) CCA
9 3 (17.65%) TestDirector
9 3 (17.65%) SOA
9 3 (17.65%) Content Management
9 3 (17.65%) Business Analysis
9 3 (17.65%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (17.65%) Analytics
10 2 (11.76%) P3O
10 2 (11.76%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 2 (11.76%) Security Cleared
10 2 (11.76%) Network Architecture
10 2 (11.76%) Programme Management
10 2 (11.76%) Banking
10 2 (11.76%) Risk Analysis
10 2 (11.76%) Business Development

MS Project
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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.

Applications
1 10 (58.82%) MS Excel
2 7 (41.18%) MS Office
3 4 (23.53%) MS PowerPoint
Development Applications
1 3 (17.65%) TestDirector
General
1 14 (82.35%) Finance
2 2 (11.76%) Banking
3 1 (5.88%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (5.88%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 7 (41.18%) Project Manager
2 4 (23.53%) Analyst
3 3 (17.65%) Business Analyst
3 3 (17.65%) Project Coordinator
3 3 (17.65%) Coordinator
4 2 (11.76%) Programme Planner
5 1 (5.88%) Software Manager
5 1 (5.88%) PMO Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Transformation Project Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Development Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Software Development Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (17.65%) .NET
1 3 (17.65%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 4 (23.53%) AS400
2 1 (5.88%) Life Science
2 1 (5.88%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.88%) pSOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (94.12%) Project Management
2 6 (35.29%) PRINCE2
3 5 (29.41%) Test Planning
4 4 (23.53%) UML
4 4 (23.53%) OO
5 3 (17.65%) SOA
5 3 (17.65%) Change Management
5 3 (17.65%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (17.65%) Content Management
5 3 (17.65%) Business Analysis
5 3 (17.65%) Analytics
6 2 (11.76%) Business Development
6 2 (11.76%) Risk Analysis
6 2 (11.76%) Network Architecture
6 2 (11.76%) Programme Management
6 2 (11.76%) GAP Analysis
6 2 (11.76%) Service Delivery
7 1 (5.88%) Service Management
7 1 (5.88%) ERP
7 1 (5.88%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.88%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (17.65%) ISEB
1 3 (17.65%) CCA
2 2 (11.76%) Degree
2 2 (11.76%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 2 (11.76%) Security Cleared
3 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 2 (11.76%) P3O
2 1 (5.88%) GxP
Vendors
1 13 (76.47%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.88%) Oracle
2 1 (5.88%) SAP
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