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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Project
Rank 52 42 15
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -27
Contract jobs citing MS Project 11 12 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 1.99% 2.31% 7.86%
As % of the Applications category 13.58% 17.91% 42.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 6 23
Average daily rate £308 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.12% +6.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £361 £367 £375
% change year-on-year
-1.83% -2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.31 £20.35 £28.00
% change year-on-year
+93.19% -27.33%
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
81 67 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 14.67% 12.88% 18.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 42 42
Average daily rate £315 £315 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -16.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £151 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £319 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.96% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 13
Average hourly rate £10.75 £11.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.27% -26.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+10.34% -3.33%

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
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 8 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -9 10 £308 -18.00%
Newport -5 1 - - 1
MS Project
Wales

MS Project
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 15 (88.24%) Project Management
2 14 (82.35%) MS Excel
3 12 (70.59%) PRINCE2
3 12 (70.59%) MS Visio
4 10 (58.82%) Software Testing
4 10 (58.82%) HL7
4 10 (58.82%) Test Management
5 9 (52.94%) NHS
6 7 (41.18%) HTML
6 7 (41.18%) XML
6 7 (41.18%) Test Scripting
6 7 (41.18%) ISTQB
6 7 (41.18%) Functional Testing
6 7 (41.18%) Non-Functional Testing
7 6 (35.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 4 (23.53%) Security Cleared
8 4 (23.53%) Disclosure Scotland
8 4 (23.53%) MS Office
9 3 (17.65%) Microsoft
9 3 (17.65%) C
10 2 (11.76%) Information Management
10 2 (11.76%) Finance
10 2 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
10 2 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
10 2 (11.76%) LIMS
10 2 (11.76%) Service Management
10 2 (11.76%) Programme Management
11 1 (5.88%) Management Information System
11 1 (5.88%) Internet
11 1 (5.88%) Active Directory

MS Project
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 1 (5.88%) MS Exchange
1 1 (5.88%) SharePoint
Applications
1 14 (82.35%) MS Excel
2 12 (70.59%) MS Visio
3 4 (23.53%) MS Office
4 1 (5.88%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) Internet
1 1 (5.88%) LAN
1 1 (5.88%) SAN
1 1 (5.88%) WAN
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Rational DOORS
General
1 2 (11.76%) Finance
2 1 (5.88%) Military
Job Titles
1 10 (58.82%) Analyst
1 10 (58.82%) Lead Test Analyst
1 10 (58.82%) Test Analyst
2 3 (17.65%) Project Manager
3 2 (11.76%) Healthcare Manager
3 2 (11.76%) Healthcare Project Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Architect
4 1 (5.88%) Azure Architect
4 1 (5.88%) IT Support
4 1 (5.88%) IT Support Technician
4 1 (5.88%) IT Technician
4 1 (5.88%) PMO Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Senior Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Senior Project Manager
4 1 (5.88%) SharePoint Architect
4 1 (5.88%) Support Technician
4 1 (5.88%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (41.18%) HTML
1 7 (41.18%) XML
2 1 (5.88%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 9 (52.94%) NHS
2 2 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (11.76%) LIMS
3 1 (5.88%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.88%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.88%) Windows
1 1 (5.88%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (88.24%) Project Management
2 12 (70.59%) PRINCE2
3 10 (58.82%) Software Testing
3 10 (58.82%) Test Management
4 7 (41.18%) Functional Testing
4 7 (41.18%) Non-Functional Testing
4 7 (41.18%) Test Scripting
5 2 (11.76%) Information Management
5 2 (11.76%) Programme Management
5 2 (11.76%) Service Management
5 2 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (5.88%) Enterprise Architecture
6 1 (5.88%) ITIL
6 1 (5.88%) Mentoring
6 1 (5.88%) Network Management
6 1 (5.88%) People Management
6 1 (5.88%) Project Planning
6 1 (5.88%) Requirements Management
6 1 (5.88%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (17.65%) C
Qualifications
1 7 (41.18%) ISTQB
2 6 (35.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (23.53%) Security Cleared
4 1 (5.88%) CAPM
4 1 (5.88%) Degree
4 1 (5.88%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (5.88%) PgMP
4 1 (5.88%) PMI Certification
4 1 (5.88%) PMP
4 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (58.82%) HL7
2 4 (23.53%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (5.88%) PMBOK
System Software
1 1 (5.88%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (17.65%) Microsoft