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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Project over the 3 months to 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Project
Rank 93 70 56
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -14
Contract jobs citing MS Project 58 64 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.94% 2.15% 2.86%
As % of the Applications category 16.29% 16.54% 23.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 42 40
Average daily rate £335 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.07% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £166 £213 £299
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £363 £363
% change year-on-year
-3.44% -0.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £13.73 £80.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-82.84% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £22.50 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+40.00% -21.05%
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
356 387 318
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 11.93% 12.98% 11.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 192 206 140
Average daily rate £344 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.84% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £159 £188 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £303
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +7.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 39 17
Average hourly rate £19.50 £17.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.70% +9.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.10 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £36.00 £30.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+13.79% -3.33%

MS Project
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MS Project across the Scotland region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 29 April 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MS Project within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 29 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +7 38 £375 +15.38% 8
Renfrewshire -31 9 £280 -
Glasgow -12 5 - -
West Lothian - 1 £400 - 1
North Lanarkshire - 1 - -
Scottish Borders - 1 - -
MS Project
UK

MS Project
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 44 (52.38%) Finance
2 31 (36.90%) MS Excel
2 31 (36.90%) Microsoft
3 24 (28.57%) Banking
4 22 (26.19%) Project Management
5 20 (23.81%) Stakeholder Management
6 19 (22.62%) MS Visio
7 18 (21.43%) MS Office
7 18 (21.43%) PRINCE2
8 15 (17.86%) SharePoint
9 13 (15.48%) MS PowerPoint
10 12 (14.29%) JIRA
10 12 (14.29%) Data Centre
11 10 (11.90%) Agile Software Development
11 10 (11.90%) Oracle
12 9 (10.71%) Active Directory
12 9 (10.71%) PMI
12 9 (10.71%) PMI Certification
13 8 (9.52%) HP
13 8 (9.52%) SQL
13 8 (9.52%) Windows
13 8 (9.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 8 (9.52%) Retail
13 8 (9.52%) Programme Management
13 8 (9.52%) Change Control
14 7 (8.33%) VMware
15 6 (7.14%) Scrum
15 6 (7.14%) Replication
15 6 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2003
15 6 (7.14%) Altiris

MS Project
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 15 (17.86%) SharePoint
2 6 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2003
2 6 (7.14%) JBoss
2 6 (7.14%) MS Exchange
3 3 (3.57%) OpenStack
4 2 (2.38%) SAS
5 1 (1.19%) CMS
5 1 (1.19%) MS Project Server
5 1 (1.19%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 31 (36.90%) MS Excel
2 19 (22.62%) MS Visio
3 18 (21.43%) MS Office
4 13 (15.48%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (2.38%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.57%) IBM Blueworks
2 1 (1.19%) Basecamp
2 1 (1.19%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 6 (7.14%) DHCP
1 6 (7.14%) DNS
2 2 (2.38%) LAN
2 2 (2.38%) WAN
3 1 (1.19%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (3.57%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.38%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.19%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 12 (14.29%) JIRA
General
1 44 (52.38%) Finance
2 24 (28.57%) Banking
3 8 (9.52%) Retail
4 5 (5.95%) Retail Banking
5 3 (3.57%) Law
5 3 (3.57%) Legal
6 2 (2.38%) Financial Institution
7 1 (1.19%) Multimedia
7 1 (1.19%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 25 (29.76%) Project Manager
2 23 (27.38%) Analyst
3 12 (14.29%) PMO Analyst
4 6 (7.14%) Build Engineer
4 6 (7.14%) Digital Project Manager
5 5 (5.95%) IT Manager
6 4 (4.76%) Administrator
6 4 (4.76%) Infrastructure Manager
6 4 (4.76%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 4 (4.76%) IT Services Manager
6 4 (4.76%) Project Planner
6 4 (4.76%) Service Manager
7 3 (3.57%) Business Process Analyst
7 3 (3.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (3.57%) Process Analyst
7 3 (3.57%) Programme Planner
7 3 (3.57%) Project Administrator
7 3 (3.57%) Project Analyst
7 3 (3.57%) Senior Manager
7 3 (3.57%) Senior Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.19%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 12 (14.29%) Data Centre
2 9 (10.71%) PMI
3 6 (7.14%) Enterprise Storage
3 6 (7.14%) Replication
4 4 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (3.57%) Clustering
5 3 (3.57%) Hedge funds
6 2 (2.38%) Credit Risk
6 2 (2.38%) Data Protection Act
6 2 (2.38%) Freedom of Information
6 2 (2.38%) Freedom of Information Act
6 2 (2.38%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.19%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 8 (9.52%) Windows
2 6 (7.14%) Windows Server
2 6 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (1.19%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (26.19%) Project Management
2 20 (23.81%) Stakeholder Management
3 18 (21.43%) PRINCE2
4 10 (11.90%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (9.52%) Change Control
5 8 (9.52%) Programme Management
6 6 (7.14%) BPMN
6 6 (7.14%) ITIL
6 6 (7.14%) Migration
6 6 (7.14%) Scrum
6 6 (7.14%) Server Building
6 6 (7.14%) Ticket Management
6 6 (7.14%) Unit Testing
6 6 (7.14%) Use Case
7 5 (5.95%) Process Management
7 5 (5.95%) Supplier Management
8 4 (4.76%) ITSM
8 4 (4.76%) Process Improvement
8 4 (4.76%) Project Planning
8 4 (4.76%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (9.52%) SQL
2 6 (7.14%) Java
Qualifications
1 9 (10.71%) PMI Certification
2 8 (9.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 4 (4.76%) SC Cleared
3 4 (4.76%) Security Cleared
4 2 (2.38%) APMP
5 1 (1.19%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (1.19%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.95%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 9 (10.71%) Active Directory
2 6 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (7.14%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 6 (7.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 31 (36.90%) Microsoft
2 10 (11.90%) Oracle
3 8 (9.52%) HP
4 7 (8.33%) VMware
5 6 (7.14%) Altiris
5 6 (7.14%) Sitecore
6 2 (2.38%) EMC
6 2 (2.38%) Trillium
7 1 (1.19%) GoldenSource
7 1 (1.19%) Google
7 1 (1.19%) SAP
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