The table below looks at the statistics for MS Project skills in IT contracts advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Project over the 3 months to 29 December 2014 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
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Project
Rank 56 58 43
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -15
Contract jobs citing MS Project 29 14 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.98% 1.18% 2.39%
As % of the Applications category 20.71% 15.05% 20.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 6 19
Average daily rate
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£400 £480 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.57% +49.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £385 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £588 £412
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £375 £340
% change year-on-year
-3.33% +10.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.17 £21.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-8.70% -33.33%
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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 Edinburgh region.

Applications Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
140 93 104
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 9.57% 7.83% 11.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 46 64
Average daily rate £396 £313 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.72% -2.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £120 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 5
Average hourly rate £11.25 £17.00 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.82% +41.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.50 £8.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.85 £23.80 £14.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.75 £15.70
% change year-on-year
+1.69% -6.05%

MS Project
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MS Project across the Edinburgh region as a proportion of the total demand within the Applications category.

MS Project Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

MS Project
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

MS Project Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

MS Project
Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Project across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 29 December 2014.

MS Project Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

MS Project
Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

MS Project Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

MS Project
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh 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 25 (56.82%) MS Excel
2 23 (52.27%) Finance
3 15 (34.09%) MS Visio
3 15 (34.09%) MS PowerPoint
4 13 (29.55%) Banking
5 12 (27.27%) MS Office
6 11 (25.00%) Project Management
6 11 (25.00%) Retail
7 9 (20.45%) Project Planning
8 8 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
8 8 (18.18%) PRINCE2
9 7 (15.91%) Microsoft
9 7 (15.91%) Analytical Skills
10 6 (13.64%) Data Governance
10 6 (13.64%) Data Quality
10 6 (13.64%) Data Management
10 6 (13.64%) Business Analysis
10 6 (13.64%) Programme Management
11 5 (11.36%) Retail Banking
12 4 (9.09%) QA
12 4 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
12 4 (9.09%) Data Analysis
12 4 (9.09%) SQL
12 4 (9.09%) SAS
12 4 (9.09%) Root Cause Analysis
12 4 (9.09%) Customer Engagement
13 3 (6.82%) BPMN
13 3 (6.82%) Dependency Management
13 3 (6.82%) Continuous Improvement
13 3 (6.82%) Progress

MS Project
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh 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 4 (9.09%) SAS
2 3 (6.82%) JBoss
2 3 (6.82%) SharePoint
Applications
1 25 (56.82%) MS Excel
2 15 (34.09%) MS Visio
2 15 (34.09%) MS PowerPoint
3 12 (27.27%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.27%) Agresso
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.27%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 3 (6.82%) JIRA
General
1 23 (52.27%) Finance
2 13 (29.55%) Banking
3 11 (25.00%) Retail
4 5 (11.36%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (27.27%) Analyst
2 10 (22.73%) Project Manager
3 6 (13.64%) PMO Analyst
4 4 (9.09%) Data Analyst
4 4 (9.09%) Programme Planner
5 3 (6.82%) Delivery Manager
5 3 (6.82%) SAS Analyst
5 3 (6.82%) PMO Manager
5 3 (6.82%) SAS Data Analyst
6 2 (4.55%) IT Project Manager
6 2 (4.55%) Business Project Manager
6 2 (4.55%) Business Manager
7 1 (2.27%) IT Security Analyst
7 1 (2.27%) Web Manager
7 1 (2.27%) Programme Coordinator
7 1 (2.27%) Web Content Manager
7 1 (2.27%) Senior Project Manager
7 1 (2.27%) Business Analyst
7 1 (2.27%) Project Planner
7 1 (2.27%) Senior Manager
Miscellaneous
1 7 (15.91%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.55%) Credit Risk
3 1 (2.27%) User Experience
3 1 (2.27%) Mainframe
3 1 (2.27%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (25.00%) Project Management
2 9 (20.45%) Project Planning
3 8 (18.18%) PRINCE2
3 8 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
4 6 (13.64%) Programme Management
4 6 (13.64%) Data Management
4 6 (13.64%) Business Analysis
4 6 (13.64%) Data Governance
5 4 (9.09%) Customer Engagement
5 4 (9.09%) Root Cause Analysis
5 4 (9.09%) Data Analysis
5 4 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (6.82%) Change Management
6 3 (6.82%) Use Case
6 3 (6.82%) BPMN
6 3 (6.82%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (6.82%) Dependency Management
7 2 (4.55%) Change Control
8 1 (2.27%) Waterfall
8 1 (2.27%) Portfolio Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (9.09%) SQL
2 3 (6.82%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (4.55%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (2.27%) PMP
2 1 (2.27%) PMI Certification
2 1 (2.27%) Degree
2 1 (2.27%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (2.27%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (13.64%) Data Quality
2 4 (9.09%) QA
3 1 (2.27%) EMIR
3 1 (2.27%) AIFMD
3 1 (2.27%) UCITS
System Software
1 1 (2.27%) RACF
Vendors
1 7 (15.91%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.82%) Oracle
2 3 (6.82%) Progress
3 2 (4.55%) Planview
4 1 (2.27%) Primavera