The table below looks at the statistics for MS Project skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Project over the 3 months to 1 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Project
Rank 92 80 61
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -19
Contract jobs citing MS Project 58 49 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.99% 1.63% 2.71%
As % of the Applications category 18.24% 13.88% 23.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 29 35
Median daily rate £325 £325 £325
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £253 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £429 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
-10.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £80.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.50 £31.95 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-20.18% +77.50%
MS Project
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the Scotland region.

Applications Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
318 353 320
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 10.91% 11.75% 11.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 181 177 162
Median daily rate £325 £325 £301
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £175 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £445 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
- +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 30 20
Median hourly rate £15.82 £14.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.96% -33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £8.50 £14.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.80 £36.00 £37.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £14.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+13.79% -6.45%

MS Project
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Scotland region citing MS Project as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Applications category.

MS Project Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

MS Project
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

MS Project Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

MS Project
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Project across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 1 July 2016.

MS Project Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

MS Project
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

MS Project Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

MS Project
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MS Project within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 1 July 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +13 35 £325 - 1
Renfrewshire -29 11 £280 +3.70%
Glasgow -11 7 £333 +2.30%
West Lothian +12 1 £400 +42.67%
North Lanarkshire - 1 - -
Scottish Borders - 1 - -
Fife - 1 - -
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MS Project
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 1 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing MS Project also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for MS Project.

1 53 (60.92%) Finance
2 34 (39.08%) Microsoft
3 33 (37.93%) Banking
4 31 (35.63%) MS Excel
5 26 (29.89%) Project Management
6 22 (25.29%) MS Office
7 21 (24.14%) MS Visio
8 19 (21.84%) Stakeholder Management
9 17 (19.54%) SharePoint
10 16 (18.39%) PRINCE2
10 16 (18.39%) MS PowerPoint
11 15 (17.24%) Retail
11 15 (17.24%) Data Centre
12 11 (12.64%) Change Control
13 10 (11.49%) Retail Banking
13 10 (11.49%) PMI
13 10 (11.49%) PMI Certification
14 9 (10.34%) HP
15 8 (9.20%) Active Directory
15 8 (9.20%) SQL
15 8 (9.20%) Migration
15 8 (9.20%) Analytical Skills
16 7 (8.05%) Agile Software Development
16 7 (8.05%) Project Planning
16 7 (8.05%) JIRA
16 7 (8.05%) Windows
16 7 (8.05%) Law
17 6 (6.90%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 6 (6.90%) MS Exchange
17 6 (6.90%) ITIL

MS Project
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 17 (19.54%) SharePoint
2 6 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2003
2 6 (6.90%) MS Exchange
3 3 (3.45%) OpenStack
4 2 (2.30%) SAS
5 1 (1.15%) CMS
5 1 (1.15%) JBoss
5 1 (1.15%) MS Project Server
5 1 (1.15%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 31 (35.63%) MS Excel
2 22 (25.29%) MS Office
3 21 (24.14%) MS Visio
4 16 (18.39%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (2.30%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.45%) IBM Blueworks
2 1 (1.15%) Basecamp
2 1 (1.15%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 6 (6.90%) DHCP
1 6 (6.90%) DNS
2 2 (2.30%) LAN
2 2 (2.30%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.75%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (2.30%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.15%) Data Mining
3 1 (1.15%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 7 (8.05%) JIRA
General
1 53 (60.92%) Finance
2 33 (37.93%) Banking
3 15 (17.24%) Retail
4 10 (11.49%) Retail Banking
5 7 (8.05%) Law
6 3 (3.45%) Legal
7 2 (2.30%) Financial Institution
8 1 (1.15%) Multimedia
8 1 (1.15%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 30 (34.48%) Analyst
2 21 (24.14%) Project Manager
3 14 (16.09%) PMO Analyst
4 7 (8.05%) Service Analyst
5 6 (6.90%) Build Engineer
5 6 (6.90%) Digital Project Manager
5 6 (6.90%) Financial Analyst
5 6 (6.90%) Project Analyst
6 5 (5.75%) Project Planner
7 4 (4.60%) Change Analyst
7 4 (4.60%) IT Manager
7 4 (4.60%) IT Services Manager
7 4 (4.60%) PMO Planner
7 4 (4.60%) Programme Planner
7 4 (4.60%) Service Manager
8 3 (3.45%) Change Project Manager
8 3 (3.45%) Junior Analyst
8 3 (3.45%) Junior Change Analyst
8 3 (3.45%) Junior Financial Analyst
8 3 (3.45%) Junior Service Manager
Miscellaneous
1 15 (17.24%) Data Centre
2 10 (11.49%) PMI
3 8 (9.20%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (6.90%) Enterprise Storage
4 6 (6.90%) Replication
5 3 (3.45%) Hedge funds
6 2 (2.30%) Clustering
6 2 (2.30%) Credit Risk
6 2 (2.30%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.15%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 7 (8.05%) Windows
2 6 (6.90%) Windows Server
2 6 (6.90%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (1.15%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (29.89%) Project Management
2 19 (21.84%) Stakeholder Management
3 16 (18.39%) PRINCE2
4 11 (12.64%) Change Control
5 8 (9.20%) Migration
6 7 (8.05%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (8.05%) Project Planning
7 6 (6.90%) ITIL
7 6 (6.90%) Scrum
7 6 (6.90%) Server Building
7 6 (6.90%) Unit Testing
8 5 (5.75%) Process Management
9 4 (4.60%) Analytics
9 4 (4.60%) ITSM
9 4 (4.60%) Service Management
9 4 (4.60%) Supplier Management
10 3 (3.45%) Continuous Improvement
10 3 (3.45%) Software Testing
10 3 (3.45%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 3 (3.45%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 8 (9.20%) SQL
2 1 (1.15%) Java
Qualifications
1 10 (11.49%) PMI Certification
2 6 (6.90%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 6 (6.90%) Security Cleared
3 4 (4.60%) SC Cleared
4 2 (2.30%) APMP
5 1 (1.15%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (1.15%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.45%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.15%) QA
System Software
1 8 (9.20%) Active Directory
2 6 (6.90%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (6.90%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 6 (6.90%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 34 (39.08%) Microsoft
2 9 (10.34%) HP
3 6 (6.90%) Altiris
3 6 (6.90%) Sitecore
3 6 (6.90%) VMware
4 4 (4.60%) Oracle
5 2 (2.30%) EMC
5 2 (2.30%) Trillium
6 1 (1.15%) GoldenSource
6 1 (1.15%) Google
6 1 (1.15%) SAP
6 1 (1.15%) Twitter
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