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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Project
Rank 81 59 59
Rank change year-on-year
-22 0
Contract jobs citing MS Project 56 74 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.71% 2.70% 2.25%
As % of the Applications category 15.05% 21.51% 18.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 49 33
Average daily rate
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£320 £325 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.53% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £245 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
-5.40% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £35.00 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +191.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £16.00 £31.56
% change year-on-year
+34.37% -49.29%
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
372 344 295
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 11.34% 12.56% 12.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 177 172 149
Average daily rate £325 £304 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.90% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £130 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £409
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
- +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 22 24
Average hourly rate £12.50 £15.50 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.35% +19.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.50 £10.32 £9.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £135.00 £32.90 £19.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.22 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-1.46% -1.79%

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 28 August 2015.

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 28 August 2015. 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
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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 -5 30 £325 -16.12% 5
Glasgow +1 12 £275 -15.38%
Renfrewshire -4 6 £265 -18.46%
Stirling +10 4 - -
West Lothian - 1 £280 -
MS Project
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MS Project
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 68 (60.71%) MS Excel
2 60 (53.57%) Finance
3 43 (38.39%) Project Management
4 42 (37.50%) MS PowerPoint
5 41 (36.61%) MS Office
6 36 (32.14%) Microsoft
7 30 (26.79%) Banking
8 29 (25.89%) PRINCE2
9 27 (24.11%) MS Visio
10 17 (15.18%) Stakeholder Management
10 17 (15.18%) Change Management
11 16 (14.29%) SharePoint
12 14 (12.50%) ITIL
13 13 (11.61%) Change Control
14 12 (10.71%) PMI Certification
14 12 (10.71%) MS Project Server
15 11 (9.82%) Security Cleared
16 10 (8.93%) PMI
17 9 (8.04%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 9 (8.04%) Business Analysis
18 8 (7.14%) QA
18 8 (7.14%) SC Cleared
18 8 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
18 8 (7.14%) SDLC
19 7 (6.25%) Stakeholder Engagement
19 7 (6.25%) Degree
19 7 (6.25%) Planview
19 7 (6.25%) PMP
19 7 (6.25%) Service Delivery
20 6 (5.36%) Configuration Management

MS Project
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 16 (14.29%) SharePoint
2 12 (10.71%) MS Project Server
3 2 (1.79%) SAS
4 1 (0.89%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (0.89%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (0.89%) Lync
Applications
1 68 (60.71%) MS Excel
2 42 (37.50%) MS PowerPoint
3 41 (36.61%) MS Office
4 27 (24.11%) MS Visio
5 2 (1.79%) Open Workbench
5 2 (1.79%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.89%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 2 (1.79%) Primavera
2 1 (0.89%) MultiFonds
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.89%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.79%) Firewall
2 1 (0.89%) Wireless
2 1 (0.89%) Cisco IOS
2 1 (0.89%) GSM
2 1 (0.89%) DHCP
2 1 (0.89%) VPN
2 1 (0.89%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.79%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.89%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (0.89%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (1.79%) Visual Studio
General
1 60 (53.57%) Finance
2 30 (26.79%) Banking
3 5 (4.46%) Retail
4 3 (2.68%) Billing
4 3 (2.68%) Investment Banking
4 3 (2.68%) Legal
4 3 (2.68%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.79%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.79%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.89%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 47 (41.96%) Analyst
2 26 (23.21%) Project Manager
3 24 (21.43%) PMO Analyst
4 14 (12.50%) Business Analyst
5 6 (5.36%) Junior
5 6 (5.36%) Coordinator
6 4 (3.57%) Infrastructure Manager
6 4 (3.57%) Banking Business Analyst
7 3 (2.68%) Solutions Analyst
7 3 (2.68%) PMO Manager
7 3 (2.68%) Payments Business Analyst
7 3 (2.68%) PMO Lead
7 3 (2.68%) Data Analyst
7 3 (2.68%) Project Planner
8 2 (1.79%) Programme Manager
8 2 (1.79%) Infrastructure Project Manager
8 2 (1.79%) Support Analyst
8 2 (1.79%) Release Manager
8 2 (1.79%) SAP Project Manager
8 2 (1.79%) Junior Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.89%) XML
1 1 (0.89%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 10 (8.93%) PMI
2 8 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (3.57%) User Experience
3 4 (3.57%) Data Centre
4 2 (1.79%) Performance Metrics
4 2 (1.79%) NHS
4 2 (1.79%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.89%) CMDB
5 1 (0.89%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 5 (4.46%) Windows
2 3 (2.68%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (1.79%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.89%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.89%) Windows 8
4 1 (0.89%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (0.89%) Android
4 1 (0.89%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (38.39%) Project Management
2 29 (25.89%) PRINCE2
3 17 (15.18%) Change Management
3 17 (15.18%) Stakeholder Management
4 14 (12.50%) ITIL
5 13 (11.61%) Change Control
6 9 (8.04%) Business Analysis
7 8 (7.14%) SDLC
8 7 (6.25%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 7 (6.25%) Service Delivery
9 6 (5.36%) Configuration Management
9 6 (5.36%) Agile Software Development
9 6 (5.36%) Data Analysis
9 6 (5.36%) Project Planning
10 5 (4.46%) Migration
10 5 (4.46%) Programme Management
10 5 (4.46%) Supplier Management
10 5 (4.46%) Release Management
10 5 (4.46%) Target Operating Model
10 5 (4.46%) Portfolio Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (5.36%) C#
2 4 (3.57%) Java
3 3 (2.68%) SQL
4 2 (1.79%) VBA
5 1 (0.89%) REXX
5 1 (0.89%) Tcl
5 1 (0.89%) VB
Qualifications
1 12 (10.71%) PMI Certification
2 11 (9.82%) Security Cleared
3 9 (8.04%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 8 (7.14%) SC Cleared
5 7 (6.25%) Degree
5 7 (6.25%) PMP
6 4 (3.57%) APMP
7 2 (1.79%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.89%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (7.14%) QA
2 4 (3.57%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (0.89%) Xen
1 1 (0.89%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 1 (0.89%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 1 (0.89%) WMI
Vendors
1 36 (32.14%) Microsoft
2 7 (6.25%) Planview
3 5 (4.46%) ServiceNow
4 3 (2.68%) Oracle
5 2 (1.79%) SAP
5 2 (1.79%) CheckPoint
5 2 (1.79%) Niku
6 1 (0.89%) Cadence
6 1 (0.89%) HP
6 1 (0.89%) Cisco
6 1 (0.89%) IBM
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