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 21 April 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
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Project
Rank 58 55 42
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -13
Contract jobs citing MS Project 27 27 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.79% 2.10% 1.73%
As % of the Applications category 15.88% 23.68% 22.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 21 10
Average daily rate
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£369 £342 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.82% +5.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £219 £300 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £427
UK excluding London average daily rate £361 £363 £336
% change year-on-year
-0.34% +7.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £28.50 £32.75
% change year-on-year
-21.05% -12.97%
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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
170 114 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 11.24% 8.88% 7.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 69 36
Average daily rate £325 £335 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.98% +4.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £188 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £452 £450 £414
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.83% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 2
Average hourly rate £27.50 £15.00 £11.93
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+83.33% +25.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £14.00 £10.27
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.50 £27.80 £13.59
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -3.22%

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 21 April 2015.

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 21 April 2015, 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 30 (61.22%) MS Excel
1 30 (61.22%) Finance
2 25 (51.02%) MS Office
3 20 (40.82%) Project Management
4 19 (38.78%) MS PowerPoint
5 17 (34.69%) Banking
6 15 (30.61%) PRINCE2
7 13 (26.53%) Microsoft
8 12 (24.49%) Retail
9 9 (18.37%) Project Planning
10 8 (16.33%) Change Management
10 8 (16.33%) SharePoint
11 7 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
12 6 (12.24%) MS Visio
12 6 (12.24%) Stakeholder Management
13 5 (10.20%) Business Development
13 5 (10.20%) Planview
13 5 (10.20%) QA
13 5 (10.20%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 5 (10.20%) Analytical Skills
14 4 (8.16%) Data Quality
14 4 (8.16%) CheckPoint
14 4 (8.16%) Oracle
14 4 (8.16%) Business Analysis
14 4 (8.16%) Supplier Management
14 4 (8.16%) Data Management
14 4 (8.16%) Data Analysis
14 4 (8.16%) Balanced Scorecard
15 3 (6.12%) Retail Banking
15 3 (6.12%) SQL

MS Project
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, 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 8 (16.33%) SharePoint
2 3 (6.12%) SAS
Applications
1 30 (61.22%) MS Excel
2 25 (51.02%) MS Office
3 19 (38.78%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (12.24%) MS Visio
5 2 (4.08%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 3 (6.12%) Primavera
2 1 (2.04%) MultiFonds
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.08%) Firewall
2 1 (2.04%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.04%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
General
1 30 (61.22%) Finance
2 17 (34.69%) Banking
3 12 (24.49%) Retail
4 3 (6.12%) Retail Banking
5 1 (2.04%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 18 (36.73%) Project Manager
2 17 (34.69%) Analyst
3 10 (20.41%) PMO Analyst
4 4 (8.16%) Programme Analyst
4 4 (8.16%) Programme Support Analyst
4 4 (8.16%) Support Analyst
4 4 (8.16%) Programme Planner
5 3 (6.12%) SAS Analyst
5 3 (6.12%) Data Analyst
5 3 (6.12%) SAS Data Analyst
6 2 (4.08%) PMO Manager
6 2 (4.08%) IT Project Manager
6 2 (4.08%) Project Planner
7 1 (2.04%) Coordinator
7 1 (2.04%) Business Analyst
7 1 (2.04%) Test Manager
7 1 (2.04%) Senior Manager
7 1 (2.04%) Delivery Project Manager
7 1 (2.04%) Delivery Manager
7 1 (2.04%) Senior Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.20%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.08%) Credit Risk
3 1 (2.04%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.04%) UNIX
1 1 (2.04%) Windows
1 1 (2.04%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (40.82%) Project Management
2 15 (30.61%) PRINCE2
3 9 (18.37%) Project Planning
4 8 (16.33%) Change Management
5 6 (12.24%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (10.20%) Business Development
7 4 (8.16%) Balanced Scorecard
7 4 (8.16%) Data Management
7 4 (8.16%) Data Analysis
7 4 (8.16%) Business Analysis
7 4 (8.16%) Supplier Management
8 3 (6.12%) Root Cause Analysis
8 3 (6.12%) Data Governance
9 2 (4.08%) ITIL
10 1 (2.04%) Change Control
10 1 (2.04%) Business Transformation
10 1 (2.04%) Mentoring
10 1 (2.04%) Coaching
10 1 (2.04%) IT Governance
10 1 (2.04%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.12%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (10.20%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 2 (4.08%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (2.04%) PMP
3 1 (2.04%) PMI Certification
3 1 (2.04%) Degree
3 1 (2.04%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.04%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.20%) QA
2 4 (8.16%) Data Quality
3 2 (4.08%) PMBOK
4 1 (2.04%) EMIR
4 1 (2.04%) AIFMD
4 1 (2.04%) UCITS
System Software
1 1 (2.04%) Xen
Vendors
1 13 (26.53%) Microsoft
2 5 (10.20%) Planview
3 4 (8.16%) CheckPoint
3 4 (8.16%) Oracle
4 2 (4.08%) Progress
4 2 (4.08%) Niku
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