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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Project Planning
Rank 78 74 42
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -32
Contract jobs citing Project Planning 14 4 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.83% 0.34% 2.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.05% 0.43% 2.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 6
Average daily rate
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£400 £394 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.58% +10.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £359 £257
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £429 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £18.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+94.44% -14.28%
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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
1335 927 805
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 79.13% 78.16% 73.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 711 503 379
Average daily rate £400 £400 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 8 7
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.77 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.45% -29.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £5.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.38 £22.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.98 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+20.48% -11.55%

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 4 September 2015.

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 4 September 2015, 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 16 (55.17%) Finance
2 11 (37.93%) Project Management
3 10 (34.48%) Banking
4 8 (27.59%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (20.69%) PRINCE2
5 6 (20.69%) Microsoft
6 5 (17.24%) Windows
6 5 (17.24%) Oracle
6 5 (17.24%) Matrix Management
6 5 (17.24%) Data Centre
7 4 (13.79%) CSS3
7 4 (13.79%) HTML5
7 4 (13.79%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (13.79%) Retail Banking
7 4 (13.79%) jQuery
7 4 (13.79%) Test Scripting
7 4 (13.79%) Retail
7 4 (13.79%) Telerik
7 4 (13.79%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (13.79%) Ajax
7 4 (13.79%) XPath
7 4 (13.79%) Change Management
7 4 (13.79%) MVC
7 4 (13.79%) SQL Server
7 4 (13.79%) C#
7 4 (13.79%) HTML
7 4 (13.79%) ASP.NET
7 4 (13.79%) CSS
7 4 (13.79%) XML
7 4 (13.79%) .NET

Project Planning
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 2 (6.90%) MS Project
1 2 (6.90%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.45%) SAP ERP
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.90%) SAN
1 2 (6.90%) Firewall
2 1 (3.45%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (13.79%) SQL Server
1 4 (13.79%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (6.90%) Data Warehouse
General
1 16 (55.17%) Finance
2 10 (34.48%) Banking
3 4 (13.79%) Retail
3 4 (13.79%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 16 (55.17%) Project Manager
2 5 (17.24%) Developer
3 4 (13.79%) Software Developer
4 3 (10.34%) Test Manager
4 3 (10.34%) Infrastructure Manager
5 2 (6.90%) Network Project Manager
5 2 (6.90%) Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) Senior Manager
5 2 (6.90%) Senior Project Manager
5 2 (6.90%) Network Manager
5 2 (6.90%) PMO Analyst
6 1 (3.45%) IT Operations Manager
6 1 (3.45%) Data Integrity Manager
6 1 (3.45%) VMware Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) Data Integrity Project Manager
6 1 (3.45%) Change Project Manager
6 1 (3.45%) Ab Initio Developer
6 1 (3.45%) SAP Project Manager
6 1 (3.45%) IT Project Manager
6 1 (3.45%) Operations Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (13.79%) HTML
1 4 (13.79%) .NET
1 4 (13.79%) ASP.NET
1 4 (13.79%) CSS
1 4 (13.79%) XML
1 4 (13.79%) Ajax
1 4 (13.79%) jQuery
1 4 (13.79%) HTML5
1 4 (13.79%) CSS3
2 3 (10.34%) ASP.NET MVC
2 3 (10.34%) .NET Framework
3 1 (3.45%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.24%) Data Centre
2 3 (10.34%) N-Tier
2 3 (10.34%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.45%) Mainframe
3 1 (3.45%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 5 (17.24%) Windows
2 3 (10.34%) UNIX
3 1 (3.45%) Solaris
3 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (3.45%) Windows 7
3 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (37.93%) Project Management
2 8 (27.59%) Stakeholder Management
3 6 (20.69%) PRINCE2
4 5 (17.24%) Matrix Management
5 4 (13.79%) Test Scripting
5 4 (13.79%) Change Management
5 4 (13.79%) MVC
5 4 (13.79%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (10.34%) ITIL
7 2 (6.90%) Programme Management
7 2 (6.90%) Risk Management
7 2 (6.90%) Data Analysis
7 2 (6.90%) Supplier Management
7 2 (6.90%) Waterfall
7 2 (6.90%) Dependency Management
7 2 (6.90%) Change Control
8 1 (3.45%) Test Strategy
8 1 (3.45%) User Stories
8 1 (3.45%) Test Planning
8 1 (3.45%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 4 (13.79%) C#
1 4 (13.79%) XPath
2 2 (6.90%) SQL
3 1 (3.45%) T-SQL
3 1 (3.45%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (10.34%) PMP
1 3 (10.34%) PMI Certification
2 2 (6.90%) CCNP
2 2 (6.90%) CCNA
2 2 (6.90%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (6.90%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (3.45%) ISEB
3 1 (3.45%) ISTQB
3 1 (3.45%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (6.90%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.45%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.45%) VMware ESX
2 1 (3.45%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 1 (3.45%) SCCM
1 1 (3.45%) SCOM
Vendors
1 6 (20.69%) Microsoft
2 5 (17.24%) Oracle
3 4 (13.79%) Telerik
4 3 (10.34%) Cisco
5 2 (6.90%) VMware
5 2 (6.90%) SAP
6 1 (3.45%) EMC
6 1 (3.45%) Hitachi
6 1 (3.45%) Ab Initio
6 1 (3.45%) Brocade