The table below looks at the statistics for MS Project skills in IT contracts advertised for the 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 12 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Project
Rank 63 41 22
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -19
Contract jobs citing MS Project 11 23 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 1.69% 3.29% 6.58%
As % of the Applications category 12.64% 25.84% 41.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 6 25
Average daily rate £308 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.12% +6.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £370 £375
% change year-on-year
-5.27% -1.46%
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
UK

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

Applications Category
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
87 89 81
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 13.36% 12.73% 15.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 49 45
Average daily rate £313 £300 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £150 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £423 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 14
Average hourly rate £11.88 £11.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.95% -29.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.75 £9.88 £14.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.35 £13.68 £96.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.25 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+12.06% -3.33%

MS Project
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

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

MS Project Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

MS Project
Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

MS Project Daily Rate Trend in Wales

MS Project
Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

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

MS Project Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

MS Project
Contract Job Locations in 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 Wales region over the 3 months to 12 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
South Wales -14 10 £308 -23.12% 1
MS Project
UK

MS Project
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the 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 (83.33%) Project Management
2 14 (77.78%) MS Excel
3 12 (66.67%) MS Visio
3 12 (66.67%) PRINCE2
4 10 (55.56%) Software Testing
4 10 (55.56%) HL7
4 10 (55.56%) Test Management
5 9 (50.00%) NHS
6 8 (44.44%) XML
7 7 (38.89%) HTML
7 7 (38.89%) ISTQB
7 7 (38.89%) Test Scripting
7 7 (38.89%) Functional Testing
7 7 (38.89%) Non-Functional Testing
8 6 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 4 (22.22%) Security Cleared
9 4 (22.22%) Disclosure Scotland
9 4 (22.22%) MS Office
9 4 (22.22%) Microsoft
10 3 (16.67%) C
11 2 (11.11%) Service Management
11 2 (11.11%) Finance
11 2 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
11 2 (11.11%) Programme Management
11 2 (11.11%) Information Management
11 2 (11.11%) Windows
11 2 (11.11%) SharePoint
11 2 (11.11%) LIMS
11 2 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
11 2 (11.11%) System Testing

MS Project
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the 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%) SharePoint
2 1 (5.56%) MS Exchange
2 1 (5.56%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 14 (77.78%) MS Excel
2 12 (66.67%) MS Visio
3 4 (22.22%) MS Office
4 1 (5.56%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.56%) Internet
1 1 (5.56%) LAN
1 1 (5.56%) SAN
1 1 (5.56%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Rational DOORS
1 1 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (5.56%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 2 (11.11%) Finance
2 1 (5.56%) Military
Job Titles
1 10 (55.56%) Analyst
1 10 (55.56%) Lead Test Analyst
1 10 (55.56%) Test Analyst
2 3 (16.67%) Project Manager
3 2 (11.11%) Healthcare Manager
3 2 (11.11%) Healthcare Project Manager
4 1 (5.56%) Architect
4 1 (5.56%) Azure Architect
4 1 (5.56%) CRM Developer
4 1 (5.56%) Developer
4 1 (5.56%) IT Support
4 1 (5.56%) IT Support Technician
4 1 (5.56%) IT Technician
4 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Developer
4 1 (5.56%) PMO Manager
4 1 (5.56%) Senior Manager
4 1 (5.56%) Senior Project Manager
4 1 (5.56%) SharePoint Architect
4 1 (5.56%) Support Technician
4 1 (5.56%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (44.44%) XML
2 7 (38.89%) HTML
3 1 (5.56%) .NET
3 1 (5.56%) CGI
3 1 (5.56%) SOAP
3 1 (5.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (50.00%) NHS
2 2 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (11.11%) LIMS
3 1 (5.56%) Data Conversion
3 1 (5.56%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.56%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.11%) Windows
2 1 (5.56%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (83.33%) Project Management
2 12 (66.67%) PRINCE2
3 10 (55.56%) Software Testing
3 10 (55.56%) Test Management
4 7 (38.89%) Functional Testing
4 7 (38.89%) Non-Functional Testing
4 7 (38.89%) Test Scripting
5 2 (11.11%) Information Management
5 2 (11.11%) Programme Management
5 2 (11.11%) Service Management
5 2 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (11.11%) System Testing
6 1 (5.56%) Data Analysis
6 1 (5.56%) Enterprise Architecture
6 1 (5.56%) Migration
6 1 (5.56%) Project Planning
6 1 (5.56%) Release Management
6 1 (5.56%) Requirements Management
6 1 (5.56%) Unit Testing
6 1 (5.56%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (16.67%) C
2 1 (5.56%) C#
2 1 (5.56%) JavaScript
2 1 (5.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (38.89%) ISTQB
2 6 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (22.22%) Security Cleared
4 1 (5.56%) CAPM
4 1 (5.56%) Degree
4 1 (5.56%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (5.56%) MCAD
4 1 (5.56%) MCSD
4 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (5.56%) PgMP
4 1 (5.56%) PMI Certification
4 1 (5.56%) PMP
4 1 (5.56%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (55.56%) HL7
2 4 (22.22%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (5.56%) PMBOK
System Software
1 1 (5.56%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 4 (22.22%) Microsoft
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