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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Project
Rank 75 55 43
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -12
Contract jobs citing MS Project 9 16 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 0.97% 2.27% 3.23%
As % of the Applications category 11.11% 21.05% 21.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 8 14
Average daily rate
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£295 £363 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% -3.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £232 £278 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £459 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
-5.47% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £16.00 £31.56
% change year-on-year
+34.37% -49.29%
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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
81 76 87
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 8.72% 10.78% 14.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 39 54
Average daily rate £275 £325 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.38% -1.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £145 £189
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
- +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 9
Average hourly rate £11.50 £15.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.33% +3.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £12.35 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.80 £38.75 £15.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.03 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-0.16% -3.06%

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 2 September 2015.

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 2 September 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
South Wales -20 7 £264 -30.98% 1
West Wales - 2 £538 -
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MS Project
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, 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 12 (52.17%) Project Management
2 10 (43.48%) MS Excel
2 10 (43.48%) Microsoft
2 10 (43.48%) PRINCE2
2 10 (43.48%) Finance
3 7 (30.43%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (26.09%) MS Visio
4 6 (26.09%) Project Planning
4 6 (26.09%) Security Cleared
5 5 (21.74%) UNIX
5 5 (21.74%) MS Office
6 4 (17.39%) NHS
6 4 (17.39%) MS PowerPoint
6 4 (17.39%) Migration
6 4 (17.39%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (17.39%) Service Management
6 4 (17.39%) Degree
6 4 (17.39%) Data Migration
6 4 (17.39%) SC Cleared
7 3 (13.04%) Performance Testing
7 3 (13.04%) Integration Testing
7 3 (13.04%) QA
7 3 (13.04%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (13.04%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 3 (13.04%) Test Strategy
7 3 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (13.04%) System Integration Testing
7 3 (13.04%) SDLC
7 3 (13.04%) Regression Testing
7 3 (13.04%) Supplier Management

MS Project
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, 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 (8.70%) WebSphere
2 1 (4.35%) IIS
Applications
1 10 (43.48%) MS Excel
2 6 (26.09%) MS Visio
3 5 (21.74%) MS Office
4 4 (17.39%) MS PowerPoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.04%) SQL Server
2 2 (8.70%) DB2
Development Applications
1 3 (13.04%) Visual Studio
1 3 (13.04%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (8.70%) TestDirector
General
1 10 (43.48%) Finance
2 2 (8.70%) Banking
3 1 (4.35%) Law
Job Titles
1 10 (43.48%) Analyst
2 8 (34.78%) Project Manager
3 3 (13.04%) PMO Analyst
3 3 (13.04%) Test Analyst
3 3 (13.04%) Project Planner
4 2 (8.70%) Service Design Consultant
4 2 (8.70%) Consultant
4 2 (8.70%) Business Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Support Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Applications Support
4 2 (8.70%) Applications Support Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Manager
5 1 (4.35%) Implementation Manager
5 1 (4.35%) Implementation Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Contracts Manager
5 1 (4.35%) Financial Business Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Business Manager
5 1 (4.35%) ITIL Consultant
5 1 (4.35%) Financial Services Business Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Agile Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 4 (17.39%) NHS
2 3 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (8.70%) LIMS
3 2 (8.70%) AS400
3 2 (8.70%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 5 (21.74%) UNIX
2 3 (13.04%) Windows
2 3 (13.04%) Linux
3 2 (8.70%) OS/400
4 1 (4.35%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (52.17%) Project Management
2 10 (43.48%) PRINCE2
3 7 (30.43%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (26.09%) Project Planning
5 4 (17.39%) Data Migration
5 4 (17.39%) Migration
5 4 (17.39%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (17.39%) Service Management
6 3 (13.04%) Regression Testing
6 3 (13.04%) RUP
6 3 (13.04%) Supplier Management
6 3 (13.04%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 3 (13.04%) System Integration Testing
6 3 (13.04%) SDLC
6 3 (13.04%) Performance Testing
6 3 (13.04%) Integration Testing
6 3 (13.04%) Test Strategy
7 2 (8.70%) Time Management
7 2 (8.70%) Risk Analysis
7 2 (8.70%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 3 (13.04%) SQL
2 2 (8.70%) Shell Script
2 2 (8.70%) COBOL
2 2 (8.70%) RPG
3 1 (4.35%) C
Qualifications
1 6 (26.09%) Security Cleared
2 4 (17.39%) Degree
2 4 (17.39%) SC Cleared
3 2 (8.70%) PMP
3 2 (8.70%) PMI Certification
3 2 (8.70%) ISTQB
3 2 (8.70%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 1 (4.35%) ISEB
4 1 (4.35%) APMG
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.04%) QA
2 1 (4.35%) SLA
2 1 (4.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Vendors
1 10 (43.48%) Microsoft
2 2 (8.70%) IBM
3 1 (4.35%) Casewise