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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Project
Rank 51 35 20
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -15
Contract jobs citing MS Project 12 24 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 1.66% 3.66% 6.03%
As % of the Applications category 16.67% 23.30% 37.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 15 12
Average daily rate
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£450 £356 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.40% -5.06%
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £356 £330
% change year-on-year
+1.12% +7.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £35.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year
-35.71% +4.47%
MS Project
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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
72 103 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 9.99% 15.70% 16.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 64 30
Average daily rate £320 £300 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £110 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £423 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.83% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 5 5
Average hourly rate £12.35 £90.00 £12.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-86.27% +610.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £15.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £105.00 £14.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-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 27 March 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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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 -9 9 £450 +20.00% 3
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MS Project
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 20 (68.97%) Finance
2 18 (62.07%) PRINCE2
3 17 (58.62%) Microsoft
4 16 (55.17%) Project Management
5 13 (44.83%) Stakeholder Management
6 12 (41.38%) Risk Assessment
7 11 (37.93%) Security Cleared
8 10 (34.48%) SC Cleared
9 9 (31.03%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 7 (24.14%) MS Excel
11 5 (17.24%) UNIX
11 5 (17.24%) UML
11 5 (17.24%) OO
11 5 (17.24%) MS Office
11 5 (17.24%) Degree
12 4 (13.79%) Transition Management
12 4 (13.79%) C
12 4 (13.79%) ISEB
12 4 (13.79%) TestDirector
12 4 (13.79%) ITSM
12 4 (13.79%) AS400
12 4 (13.79%) Agile Software Development
13 3 (10.34%) Service Delivery
13 3 (10.34%) OS/400
13 3 (10.34%) IBM
13 3 (10.34%) Shell Script
13 3 (10.34%) COBOL
13 3 (10.34%) RPG
13 3 (10.34%) DB2
13 3 (10.34%) iSeries

MS Project
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 3 (10.34%) WebSphere
2 2 (6.90%) IIS
Applications
1 7 (24.14%) MS Excel
2 5 (17.24%) MS Office
3 1 (3.45%) MS PowerPoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.34%) DB2
2 2 (6.90%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (13.79%) TestDirector
2 2 (6.90%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (6.90%) Visual Studio
General
1 20 (68.97%) Finance
2 2 (6.90%) Banking
3 1 (3.45%) Retail
3 1 (3.45%) Retail Banking
3 1 (3.45%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.45%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 16 (55.17%) Project Manager
2 6 (20.69%) Analyst
3 4 (13.79%) Project Coordinator
3 4 (13.79%) Coordinator
3 4 (13.79%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
4 3 (10.34%) Infrastructure Manager
4 3 (10.34%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 3 (10.34%) Support Analyst
4 3 (10.34%) Applications Support
4 3 (10.34%) Applications Support Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) Test Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) Applications Manager
5 2 (6.90%) Lead Test Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) Applications Project Manager
5 2 (6.90%) Programme Planner
6 1 (3.45%) Software Development Manager
6 1 (3.45%) Software Manager
6 1 (3.45%) Business Analyst
6 1 (3.45%) Development Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.45%) .NET
1 1 (3.45%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.79%) AS400
2 3 (10.34%) iSeries
3 1 (3.45%) NHS
3 1 (3.45%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 5 (17.24%) UNIX
2 3 (10.34%) OS/400
3 2 (6.90%) Windows
3 2 (6.90%) Linux
4 1 (3.45%) AIX
4 1 (3.45%) pSOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (62.07%) PRINCE2
2 16 (55.17%) Project Management
3 13 (44.83%) Stakeholder Management
4 12 (41.38%) Risk Assessment
5 5 (17.24%) UML
5 5 (17.24%) OO
6 4 (13.79%) ITSM
6 4 (13.79%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (13.79%) Transition Management
7 3 (10.34%) Service Delivery
8 2 (6.90%) Change Management
8 2 (6.90%) Regression Testing
8 2 (6.90%) RUP
8 2 (6.90%) Programme Management
8 2 (6.90%) Test Strategy
8 2 (6.90%) Analytics
8 2 (6.90%) Software Testing
8 2 (6.90%) Project Planning
8 2 (6.90%) Performance Testing
8 2 (6.90%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (13.79%) C
2 3 (10.34%) COBOL
2 3 (10.34%) RPG
2 3 (10.34%) Shell Script
3 2 (6.90%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (37.93%) Security Cleared
2 10 (34.48%) SC Cleared
3 9 (31.03%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 5 (17.24%) Degree
5 4 (13.79%) ISEB
6 1 (3.45%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.90%) P3O
2 1 (3.45%) GxP
2 1 (3.45%) SLA
2 1 (3.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Vendors
1 17 (58.62%) Microsoft
2 3 (10.34%) IBM
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