The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cardiff with a requirement for MS Project skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited MS Project over the 3 months to 28 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Project
South Wales / Cardiff
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 35 52 30
Rank change year-on-year +17 -22  
Contract jobs citing MS Project 5 10 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 1.48% 2.38% 2.75%
As % of the Applications category 13.89% 16.13% 21.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 9 3
Median daily rate £375 £308 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.95% -31.66%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £366 £365
% change year-on-year -4.37% +0.27%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.48 £39.34 £22.50
% change year-on-year +7.96% +74.84%  

MS Project is in the software application skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cardiff with a requirement for software application skills.

Contract Software Application Skills
Cardiff
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 36 62 33
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cardiff 10.68% 14.76% 12.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 36 24
Median daily rate £170 £315 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -46.03% -16.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £134 £200 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £408 £398 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £330 £325
% change year-on-year +2.27% +1.53%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 1
Median hourly rate £11.17 £13.50 £16.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.25% -19.40%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year -6.06% +13.79%  

MS Project
Job Vacancy Trend in Cardiff

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cardiff citing MS Project as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Applications category.

Job vacancy trend for MS Project in Cardiff

MS Project
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MS Project in Cardiff

MS Project
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MS Project in Cardiff

MS Project
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing MS Project also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cardiff region with a requirement for MS Project.

1 8 (80.00%) Microsoft
1 8 (80.00%) Project Management
2 7 (70.00%) Management Information System
3 5 (50.00%) PRINCE2
3 5 (50.00%) Programme Management
4 3 (30.00%) NHS
4 3 (30.00%) MS Excel
4 3 (30.00%) Informatics
5 2 (20.00%) Finance
5 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (20.00%) Information Management
5 2 (20.00%) Process Improvement
6 1 (10.00%) Big Data
6 1 (10.00%) Data Analytics
6 1 (10.00%) Analytics
6 1 (10.00%) Information Governance
6 1 (10.00%) User Experience
6 1 (10.00%) People Management
6 1 (10.00%) Service Design
6 1 (10.00%) Marketing
6 1 (10.00%) Web Development
6 1 (10.00%) Data Management
6 1 (10.00%) Change Management
6 1 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (10.00%) Identity Management
6 1 (10.00%) Scrum
6 1 (10.00%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (10.00%) Risk Management
6 1 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (10.00%) Oracle Reports

MS Project
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 3 (30.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle EBS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) Big Data
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle Reports
General
1 2 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Project Manager
2 2 (20.00%) IT Manager
2 2 (20.00%) IT Project Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Product Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Programme Director
3 1 (10.00%) Programme Manager
Miscellaneous
1 7 (70.00%) Management Information System
2 3 (30.00%) NHS
3 1 (10.00%) LIMS
3 1 (10.00%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (80.00%) Project Management
2 5 (50.00%) PRINCE2
2 5 (50.00%) Programme Management
3 3 (30.00%) Informatics
4 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (20.00%) Information Management
4 2 (20.00%) Process Improvement
5 1 (10.00%) Analytics
5 1 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (10.00%) Data Analytics
5 1 (10.00%) Data Management
5 1 (10.00%) Information Governance
5 1 (10.00%) Kanban
5 1 (10.00%) People Management
5 1 (10.00%) Risk Management
5 1 (10.00%) Scrum
5 1 (10.00%) Service Design
5 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 1 (10.00%) Web Development
Vendors
1 8 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle