The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 25 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Project
UK / Wales
Rank 57 65 52
Rank change year-on-year +8 -13  
Contract jobs citing MS Project 11 12 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 1.56% 1.77% 1.93%
As % of the Applications category 11.46% 13.79% 17.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 10 4
Median daily rate £350 £304 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.22% -30.57%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £374 £375
% change year-on-year -6.41% -0.26%  
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 Wales with a requirement for software application skills.

Contract Software Application Skills
Wales
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 96 87 78
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Wales 13.62% 12.81% 10.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 51 43
Median daily rate £190 £300 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -36.66% -6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £117 £171
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £405 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £330 £325
% change year-on-year +1.51% +1.53%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 5 8
Median hourly rate £13.00 £13.20 £12.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.51% +6.88%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.96 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £13.50 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £16.50 £14.85
% change year-on-year -9.09% +11.11%  

MS Project
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in 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 Wales

MS Project
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MS Project in Wales

MS Project
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MS Project in Wales

MS Project
Contract Job Locations in 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 Wales region over the 3 months to 25 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
South Wales +14 9 £350 +15.22%
MS Project
UK

MS Project
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 25 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 Wales region with a requirement for MS Project.

1 12 (70.59%) Project Management
2 11 (64.71%) Microsoft
3 9 (52.94%) PRINCE2
4 8 (47.06%) Programme Management
4 8 (47.06%) Finance
5 7 (41.18%) Management Information System
6 6 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (29.41%) MS Excel
8 4 (23.53%) P3O
9 3 (17.65%) Oracle
9 3 (17.65%) Informatics
9 3 (17.65%) Oracle Reports
9 3 (17.65%) NHS
9 3 (17.65%) pSOS
9 3 (17.65%) Oracle EBS
9 3 (17.65%) Risk Management
10 2 (11.76%) Workflow
10 2 (11.76%) Information Management
10 2 (11.76%) Process Improvement
10 2 (11.76%) Oracle Workflow
10 2 (11.76%) Security Cleared
10 2 (11.76%) Mentoring
10 2 (11.76%) Coaching
11 1 (5.88%) User Experience
11 1 (5.88%) People Management
11 1 (5.88%) Service Design
11 1 (5.88%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 1 (5.88%) Continuous Improvement
11 1 (5.88%) Scrum
11 1 (5.88%) Data Management

MS Project
Top Related IT Skills in 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 2 (11.76%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 5 (29.41%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (17.65%) Oracle EBS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (17.65%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (5.88%) Big Data
General
1 8 (47.06%) Finance
2 1 (5.88%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 7 (41.18%) Project Manager
2 5 (29.41%) IT Manager
2 5 (29.41%) IT Project Manager
3 4 (23.53%) Programme Planner
4 1 (5.88%) Product Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Programme Director
4 1 (5.88%) Programme Manager
Miscellaneous
1 7 (41.18%) Management Information System
2 3 (17.65%) NHS
3 1 (5.88%) LIMS
3 1 (5.88%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (17.65%) pSOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (70.59%) Project Management
2 9 (52.94%) PRINCE2
3 8 (47.06%) Programme Management
4 6 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (17.65%) Informatics
5 3 (17.65%) Risk Management
6 2 (11.76%) Coaching
6 2 (11.76%) Information Management
6 2 (11.76%) Mentoring
6 2 (11.76%) Process Improvement
6 2 (11.76%) Workflow
7 1 (5.88%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (5.88%) Change Management
7 1 (5.88%) Data Management
7 1 (5.88%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (5.88%) Identity Management
7 1 (5.88%) People Management
7 1 (5.88%) Scrum
7 1 (5.88%) Service Design
7 1 (5.88%) Web Development
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (23.53%) P3O
Vendors
1 11 (64.71%) Microsoft
2 3 (17.65%) Oracle