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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Project
Rank 81 65 77
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +12
Contract jobs citing MS Project 54 71 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.69% 2.58% 1.46%
As % of the Applications category 14.96% 20.58% 13.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 37 22
Average daily rate
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£325 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £224 £225 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £422 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
-1.36% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £16.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+56.25% -57.33%
MS Project
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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
361 345 264
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 11.29% 12.51% 10.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 166 181 133
Average daily rate £325 £300 £286
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +4.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £122 £136
10% offered a daily rate of more than £446 £411 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £310
% change year-on-year
+3.17% +1.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 21 27
Average hourly rate £13.63 £17.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.85% +30.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.50 £11.20 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £106.50 £31.20 £20.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-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 30 July 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 30 July 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 -2 25 £325 - 4
Glasgow +9 14 £325 -4.41% 2
Renfrewshire -1 6 £245 -24.61%
Stirling +1 4 - -
Aberdeen -2 1 £175 -22.22%
West Lothian - 1 £280 -
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MS Project
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 73 (61.86%) MS Excel
2 53 (44.92%) Finance
3 49 (41.53%) Microsoft
4 47 (39.83%) Project Management
5 40 (33.90%) MS Office
6 39 (33.05%) MS PowerPoint
7 37 (31.36%) PRINCE2
8 27 (22.88%) Banking
9 26 (22.03%) SharePoint
10 23 (19.49%) MS Visio
11 19 (16.10%) Stakeholder Management
12 17 (14.41%) PMI Certification
12 17 (14.41%) Security Cleared
13 15 (12.71%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 15 (12.71%) Change Management
13 15 (12.71%) MS Project Server
14 14 (11.86%) SC Cleared
15 12 (10.17%) PMI
16 11 (9.32%) PMP
17 10 (8.47%) ITIL
17 10 (8.47%) Business Analysis
17 10 (8.47%) Programme Management
18 9 (7.63%) QA
19 8 (6.78%) Data Analysis
19 8 (6.78%) Change Control
20 7 (5.93%) Analytical Skills
20 7 (5.93%) SDLC
20 7 (5.93%) Service Delivery
21 6 (5.08%) Windows
21 6 (5.08%) C#

MS Project
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 26 (22.03%) SharePoint
2 15 (12.71%) MS Project Server
3 4 (3.39%) SharePoint 2010
3 4 (3.39%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (0.85%) Lync
4 1 (0.85%) SAS
Applications
1 73 (61.86%) MS Excel
2 40 (33.90%) MS Office
3 39 (33.05%) MS PowerPoint
4 23 (19.49%) MS Visio
5 4 (3.39%) InfoPath
6 2 (1.69%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 2 (1.69%) Primavera
2 1 (0.85%) MultiFonds
2 1 (0.85%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.85%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.69%) Firewall
2 1 (0.85%) Wireless
2 1 (0.85%) Cisco IOS
2 1 (0.85%) GSM
2 1 (0.85%) DHCP
2 1 (0.85%) VPN
2 1 (0.85%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.24%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (3.39%) Visual Studio
General
1 53 (44.92%) Finance
2 27 (22.88%) Banking
3 6 (5.08%) Retail
4 3 (2.54%) Billing
4 3 (2.54%) Investment Banking
4 3 (2.54%) Legal
4 3 (2.54%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.69%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (1.69%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.69%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.85%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 45 (38.14%) Analyst
2 26 (22.03%) Project Manager
3 23 (19.49%) PMO Analyst
4 11 (9.32%) Business Analyst
5 8 (6.78%) Coordinator
6 6 (5.08%) Support Analyst
6 6 (5.08%) Programme Analyst
7 5 (4.24%) Junior
7 5 (4.24%) Infrastructure Manager
8 4 (3.39%) Project Coordinator
8 4 (3.39%) Developer
8 4 (3.39%) Applications Support
8 4 (3.39%) Applications Developer
8 4 (3.39%) Programme Support Analyst
9 3 (2.54%) PMO Lead
9 3 (2.54%) PMO Manager
9 3 (2.54%) Banking Business Analyst
9 3 (2.54%) Project Planner
9 3 (2.54%) Infrastructure Project Manager
9 3 (2.54%) Project Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.85%) XML
1 1 (0.85%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 12 (10.17%) PMI
2 7 (5.93%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (4.24%) Management Information System
3 5 (4.24%) Data Centre
4 3 (2.54%) NHS
5 2 (1.69%) Performance Metrics
6 1 (0.85%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.85%) CMDB
6 1 (0.85%) Data Extraction
6 1 (0.85%) Social Media
6 1 (0.85%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 6 (5.08%) Windows
2 4 (3.39%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (2.54%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (1.69%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.85%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.85%) Windows 8
5 1 (0.85%) Android
5 1 (0.85%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (39.83%) Project Management
2 37 (31.36%) PRINCE2
3 19 (16.10%) Stakeholder Management
4 15 (12.71%) Change Management
5 10 (8.47%) ITIL
5 10 (8.47%) Programme Management
5 10 (8.47%) Business Analysis
6 8 (6.78%) Data Analysis
6 8 (6.78%) Change Control
7 7 (5.93%) SDLC
7 7 (5.93%) Service Delivery
8 5 (4.24%) Configuration Management
8 5 (4.24%) Migration
8 5 (4.24%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 5 (4.24%) Portfolio Management
9 4 (3.39%) Time Management
9 4 (3.39%) Supplier Management
9 4 (3.39%) Release Management
10 3 (2.54%) User Acceptance Testing
10 3 (2.54%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (5.08%) C#
2 5 (4.24%) SQL
2 5 (4.24%) VBA
3 1 (0.85%) REXX
3 1 (0.85%) Tcl
3 1 (0.85%) VB
3 1 (0.85%) Java
Qualifications
1 17 (14.41%) PMI Certification
1 17 (14.41%) Security Cleared
2 15 (12.71%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 14 (11.86%) SC Cleared
4 11 (9.32%) PMP
5 6 (5.08%) Degree
6 4 (3.39%) APMP
7 2 (1.69%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.85%) MBA
8 1 (0.85%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (7.63%) QA
2 3 (2.54%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (0.85%) Xen
1 1 (0.85%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 1 (0.85%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 1 (0.85%) WMI
Vendors
1 49 (41.53%) Microsoft
2 4 (3.39%) Planview
2 4 (3.39%) ServiceNow
3 3 (2.54%) CheckPoint
3 3 (2.54%) Oracle
4 2 (1.69%) Niku
5 1 (0.85%) Cadence
5 1 (0.85%) Cisco
5 1 (0.85%) IBM
5 1 (0.85%) HP
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