The table below looks at the statistics for Project Planning 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 Project Planning over the 3 months to 17 September 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Project Planning
Rank 69 46 51
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +5
Contract jobs citing Project Planning 6 26 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.50% 2.34% 1.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.67% 3.25% 2.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 7 7
Average daily rate
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£463 £330 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.15% -22.35%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £396 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.01% +5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £19.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.50 £32.25
% change year-on-year
-7.69% -39.53%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Edinburgh region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
891 800 731
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 74.81% 71.88% 68.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 514 381 355
Average daily rate £400 £380 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £285 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 11 22
Average hourly rate £15.77 £19.00 £17.58
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.00% +8.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £5.00 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.25 £35.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.75 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-14.16% -

Project Planning
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

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

Project Planning Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

Project Planning
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Project Planning Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Project Planning
Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Project Planning across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 17 September 2014.

Project Planning Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

Project Planning
Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Project Planning Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Project Planning
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region citing Project Planning 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 Project Planning.

1 11 (73.33%) Finance
2 8 (53.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 7 (46.67%) MS Excel
4 5 (33.33%) MS Office
4 5 (33.33%) Banking
5 4 (26.67%) Matrix Management
5 4 (26.67%) MS Project
6 3 (20.00%) Retail Banking
6 3 (20.00%) Retail
6 3 (20.00%) Change Control
7 2 (13.33%) Dependency Management
7 2 (13.33%) MS PowerPoint
7 2 (13.33%) People Management
7 2 (13.33%) Project Management
7 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
8 1 (6.67%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (6.67%) PRINCE2
8 1 (6.67%) CRM
8 1 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (6.67%) ERP
8 1 (6.67%) MS Visio
8 1 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
8 1 (6.67%) Change Management
8 1 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
8 1 (6.67%) Budget Control
8 1 (6.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 1 (6.67%) Continuous Improvement
8 1 (6.67%) Programme Management
8 1 (6.67%) Data Management
8 1 (6.67%) Web Analytics

Project Planning
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region citing Project Planning 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 Project Planning. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 7 (46.67%) MS Excel
2 5 (33.33%) MS Office
3 4 (26.67%) MS Project
4 2 (13.33%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (6.67%) MS Visio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
General
1 11 (73.33%) Finance
2 5 (33.33%) Banking
3 3 (20.00%) Retail Banking
3 3 (20.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (40.00%) Project Manager
2 3 (20.00%) Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Senior Project Manager
3 2 (13.33%) PMO Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Programme Planner
3 2 (13.33%) Senior Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Programme Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Support Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Project Support Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Planning Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Project Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) PMO Lead
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (53.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (26.67%) Matrix Management
3 3 (20.00%) Change Control
4 2 (13.33%) Dependency Management
4 2 (13.33%) People Management
4 2 (13.33%) Project Management
5 1 (6.67%) PRINCE2
5 1 (6.67%) CRM
5 1 (6.67%) ERP
5 1 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (6.67%) Change Management
5 1 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (6.67%) Budget Control
5 1 (6.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 1 (6.67%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (6.67%) Programme Management
5 1 (6.67%) Data Management
5 1 (6.67%) Web Analytics
5 1 (6.67%) Coaching
5 1 (6.67%) Business Transformation
Vendors
1 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.67%) Salesforce.com