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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Project
Rank 59 55 37
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -18
Contract jobs citing MS Project 23 24 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.75% 2.04% 2.78%
As % of the Applications category 21.10% 21.24% 22.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 12 22
Average daily rate
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£375 £316 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.57% -1.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £239 £279
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £458 £478
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £336
% change year-on-year
- +4.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £5.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £16.75 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+108.95% -39.09%
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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
109 113 122
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 8.31% 9.62% 12.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 40 63
Average daily rate £355 £370 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.05% +15.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £225 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £478
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £313 £300
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 9 8
Average hourly rate £12.00 £17.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.41% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £5.00 £11.94
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £19.00 £19.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.32 £14.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+5.63% -6.45%

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 24 October 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 24 October 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 19 (43.18%) MS Excel
2 17 (38.64%) MS Visio
2 17 (38.64%) Finance
3 13 (29.55%) Banking
4 12 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (22.73%) Programme Management
5 10 (22.73%) Stakeholder Management
5 10 (22.73%) MS PowerPoint
5 10 (22.73%) Microsoft
5 10 (22.73%) MS Office
5 10 (22.73%) PRINCE2
6 9 (20.45%) Project Management
7 8 (18.18%) Oracle
8 7 (15.91%) JBoss
8 7 (15.91%) Java
8 7 (15.91%) JIRA
8 7 (15.91%) Use Case
8 7 (15.91%) BPMN
9 6 (13.64%) Data Management
10 5 (11.36%) Project Planning
10 5 (11.36%) Agresso
11 4 (9.09%) Retail
11 4 (9.09%) Customer Engagement
11 4 (9.09%) QA
11 4 (9.09%) Data Governance
12 3 (6.82%) Stakeholder Engagement
12 3 (6.82%) Data Quality
12 3 (6.82%) Dependency Management
12 3 (6.82%) Continuous Improvement
12 3 (6.82%) Data Analysis

MS Project
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 7 (15.91%) JBoss
2 2 (4.55%) SAS
3 1 (2.27%) SharePoint
Applications
1 19 (43.18%) MS Excel
2 17 (38.64%) MS Visio
3 10 (22.73%) MS PowerPoint
3 10 (22.73%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (11.36%) Agresso
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.27%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 7 (15.91%) JIRA
General
1 17 (38.64%) Finance
2 13 (29.55%) Banking
3 4 (9.09%) Retail
4 3 (6.82%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (29.55%) Project Manager
2 10 (22.73%) Analyst
3 7 (15.91%) Delivery Manager
4 4 (9.09%) PMO Analyst
5 3 (6.82%) Junior Project Manager
5 3 (6.82%) Implementation Manager
5 3 (6.82%) Implementation Project Manager
5 3 (6.82%) Business Analyst
5 3 (6.82%) Junior
6 2 (4.55%) Business Project Manager
6 2 (4.55%) Business Manager
6 2 (4.55%) IT Project Manager
6 2 (4.55%) Data Analyst
6 2 (4.55%) PMO Manager
7 1 (2.27%) CRM Manager
7 1 (2.27%) UX Designer
7 1 (2.27%) Designer
7 1 (2.27%) Planning Manager
7 1 (2.27%) Content Manager
7 1 (2.27%) Test Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.27%) Mainframe
2 1 (2.27%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.27%) Reference Data
2 1 (2.27%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (22.73%) Stakeholder Management
2 10 (22.73%) Programme Management
2 10 (22.73%) PRINCE2
3 9 (20.45%) Project Management
4 7 (15.91%) Use Case
4 7 (15.91%) BPMN
5 6 (13.64%) Data Management
6 5 (11.36%) Project Planning
7 4 (9.09%) Customer Engagement
7 4 (9.09%) Data Governance
8 3 (6.82%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 3 (6.82%) Continuous Improvement
8 3 (6.82%) Data Analysis
8 3 (6.82%) Business Analysis
8 3 (6.82%) Workflow
8 3 (6.82%) Migration
8 3 (6.82%) Dependency Management
9 2 (4.55%) Asset Management
9 2 (4.55%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 7 (15.91%) Java
2 2 (4.55%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (4.55%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (2.27%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (2.27%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.27%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.09%) QA
2 3 (6.82%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (2.27%) RACF
Vendors
1 10 (22.73%) Microsoft
2 8 (18.18%) Oracle
3 2 (4.55%) BI-SAM
4 1 (2.27%) Progress