The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in South Wales 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 30 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
Wales / South Wales
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 46 60 41
Rank change year-on-year +14 -19  
Contract jobs citing MS Project 9 11 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 1.57% 2.01% 2.00%
As % of the Applications category 11.39% 14.86% 16.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 10 3
Median daily rate £350 £304 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.22% -32.50%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £365 £360
% change year-on-year -4.10% +1.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.48 £39.67 £22.50
% change year-on-year +7.07% +76.31%  

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 South Wales with a requirement for software application skills.

Contract Software Application Skills
South Wales
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 79 74 53
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in South Wales 13.81% 13.50% 11.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 45 30
Median daily rate £180 £308 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -41.46% -18.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £138 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £405 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £335 £325
% change year-on-year +0.74% +3.07%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 4 5
Median hourly rate £12.50 £13.35 £11.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.36% +18.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.51 £9.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £13.50 £14.60
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 South Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in South Wales 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 South Wales

MS Project
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MS Project in South Wales

MS Project
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MS Project in South Wales

MS Project
Contract Job Locations in South Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MS Project within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 30 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cardiff +12 5 £375 +21.95%
Newport +1 2 - -
MS Project
Wales

For the 6 months to 30 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 South Wales region with a requirement for MS Project.

1 12 (80.00%) Project Management
2 9 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 9 (60.00%) PRINCE2
3 8 (53.33%) Programme Management
4 7 (46.67%) Finance
4 7 (46.67%) Management Information System
5 6 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (33.33%) MS Excel
7 4 (26.67%) P3O
8 3 (20.00%) Informatics
8 3 (20.00%) NHS
8 3 (20.00%) Risk Management
8 3 (20.00%) pSOS
9 2 (13.33%) Oracle EBS
9 2 (13.33%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (13.33%) Information Management
9 2 (13.33%) Process Improvement
9 2 (13.33%) Mentoring
9 2 (13.33%) Coaching
9 2 (13.33%) Security Cleared
9 2 (13.33%) Oracle
10 1 (6.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 1 (6.67%) Continuous Improvement
10 1 (6.67%) User Experience
10 1 (6.67%) People Management
10 1 (6.67%) Service Design
10 1 (6.67%) Big Data
10 1 (6.67%) Data Analytics
10 1 (6.67%) Analytics
10 1 (6.67%) Information Governance

MS Project
Co-occurring IT Skills in South Wales 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (6.67%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 5 (33.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Oracle EBS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (6.67%) Big Data
General
1 7 (46.67%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) Project Manager
2 4 (26.67%) Programme Planner
3 3 (20.00%) IT Manager
3 3 (20.00%) IT Project Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Product Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Programme Director
4 1 (6.67%) Programme Manager
Miscellaneous
1 7 (46.67%) Management Information System
2 3 (20.00%) NHS
3 1 (6.67%) LIMS
3 1 (6.67%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (20.00%) pSOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (80.00%) Project Management
2 9 (60.00%) PRINCE2
3 8 (53.33%) Programme Management
4 6 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (20.00%) Informatics
5 3 (20.00%) Risk Management
6 2 (13.33%) Coaching
6 2 (13.33%) Information Management
6 2 (13.33%) Mentoring
6 2 (13.33%) Process Improvement
7 1 (6.67%) Analytics
7 1 (6.67%) Data Analytics
7 1 (6.67%) Information Governance
7 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Management
7 1 (6.67%) Kanban
7 1 (6.67%) People Management
7 1 (6.67%) Scrum
7 1 (6.67%) Service Design
7 1 (6.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 1 (6.67%) Web Development
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (26.67%) P3O
Vendors
1 9 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (13.33%) Oracle