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 19 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Project
Rank 57 18 42
Rank change year-on-year
-39 +24
Contract jobs citing MS Project 15 39 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 2.16% 7.62% 2.26%
As % of the Applications category 19.23% 38.61% 18.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 24 7
Average daily rate
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£150 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-60.00% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £141 £225 £353
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £400 £449
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £375 £340
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +10.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.42 £21.00 £28.40
% change year-on-year
+2.01% -26.05%
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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
78 101 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 11.24% 19.73% 12.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 50 27
Average daily rate £263 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £175 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 14 12
Average hourly rate £12.50 £15.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.10 £11.40 £9.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.60 £25.33 £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -6.45%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Project across the Wales region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

MS Project Daily Rate Histogram 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 19 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
South Wales -40 8 £150 -60.00% 5
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MS Project
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 21 (75.00%) Project Management
2 20 (71.43%) Finance
3 15 (53.57%) Microsoft
4 13 (46.43%) PRINCE2
4 13 (46.43%) MS Excel
4 13 (46.43%) Security Cleared
5 12 (42.86%) SC Cleared
6 10 (35.71%) Stakeholder Management
7 8 (28.57%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 7 (25.00%) Risk Assessment
8 7 (25.00%) MS PowerPoint
8 7 (25.00%) MS Office
9 5 (17.86%) Test Planning
10 4 (14.29%) UML
10 4 (14.29%) OO
10 4 (14.29%) AS400
10 4 (14.29%) Project Planning
11 3 (10.71%) QA
11 3 (10.71%) Analytics
11 3 (10.71%) Business Analysis
11 3 (10.71%) Content Management
11 3 (10.71%) Change Management
11 3 (10.71%) .NET
11 3 (10.71%) J2EE
11 3 (10.71%) ISEB
11 3 (10.71%) CCA
11 3 (10.71%) TestDirector
11 3 (10.71%) MS Visio
11 3 (10.71%) SOA
12 2 (7.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley

MS Project
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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.

Applications
1 13 (46.43%) MS Excel
2 7 (25.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 7 (25.00%) MS Office
3 3 (10.71%) MS Visio
Development Applications
1 3 (10.71%) TestDirector
General
1 20 (71.43%) Finance
2 2 (7.14%) Banking
3 1 (3.57%) Financial Institution
3 1 (3.57%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 15 (53.57%) Project Manager
2 4 (14.29%) Analyst
3 3 (10.71%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
3 3 (10.71%) Project Coordinator
3 3 (10.71%) Programme Planner
3 3 (10.71%) Business Analyst
3 3 (10.71%) Coordinator
4 2 (7.14%) Project Planner
4 2 (7.14%) Applications Manager
4 2 (7.14%) Applications Project Manager
4 2 (7.14%) Transformation Project Manager
5 1 (3.57%) PMO Lead
5 1 (3.57%) Software Manager
5 1 (3.57%) PMO Analyst
5 1 (3.57%) Infrastructure Manager
5 1 (3.57%) Software Development Manager
5 1 (3.57%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 1 (3.57%) Development Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.71%) .NET
1 3 (10.71%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.29%) AS400
2 1 (3.57%) Life Science
2 1 (3.57%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.57%) pSOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (75.00%) Project Management
2 13 (46.43%) PRINCE2
3 10 (35.71%) Stakeholder Management
4 7 (25.00%) Risk Assessment
5 5 (17.86%) Test Planning
6 4 (14.29%) UML
6 4 (14.29%) OO
6 4 (14.29%) Project Planning
7 3 (10.71%) Analytics
7 3 (10.71%) Business Analysis
7 3 (10.71%) Content Management
7 3 (10.71%) Change Management
7 3 (10.71%) SOA
8 2 (7.14%) ERP
8 2 (7.14%) GAP Analysis
8 2 (7.14%) Programme Management
8 2 (7.14%) Service Delivery
8 2 (7.14%) Network Architecture
8 2 (7.14%) Risk Analysis
8 2 (7.14%) Business Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.57%) C
Qualifications
1 13 (46.43%) Security Cleared
2 12 (42.86%) SC Cleared
3 8 (28.57%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 3 (10.71%) ISEB
4 3 (10.71%) CCA
5 2 (7.14%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.71%) QA
2 2 (7.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (7.14%) P3O
3 1 (3.57%) GxP
Vendors
1 15 (53.57%) Microsoft
2 2 (7.14%) Oracle
3 1 (3.57%) SAP