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 27 August 2014 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Project
Rank 56 55 47
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -8
Contract jobs citing MS Project 74 55 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 2.70% 2.22% 2.60%
As % of the Applications category 21.64% 18.71% 21.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 33 39
Average daily rate
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£325 £313 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £241 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £375 £478
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
Average hourly rate £35.00 £12.00 £26.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+191.66% -54.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £31.56 £26.75
% change year-on-year
-49.29% +17.96%
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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
342 294 333
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 12.48% 11.89% 12.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 171 150 137
Average daily rate £304 £300 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £125 £105
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £407 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.83% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 24 40
Average hourly rate £14.00 £13.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.26 £9.05 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £19.80 £28.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.25
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -4.61%

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 27 August 2014.

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 27 August 2014. 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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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 -11 21 £388 +29.16% 1
Glasgow -9 14 £325 +3.17% 2
Aberdeen +12 4 £225 -35.71%
Stirling - 4 - - 2
MS Project
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MS Project
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, 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 65 (45.77%) Microsoft
2 63 (44.37%) MS Excel
3 59 (41.55%) Project Management
4 54 (38.03%) Security Cleared
5 45 (31.69%) SC Cleared
6 40 (28.17%) MS Office
6 40 (28.17%) PRINCE2
7 35 (24.65%) SharePoint
8 30 (21.13%) Finance
9 24 (16.90%) MS Visio
9 24 (16.90%) SQL
10 23 (16.20%) Stakeholder Management
11 18 (12.68%) MS PowerPoint
11 18 (12.68%) Windows
12 17 (11.97%) Windows Server 2003
13 15 (10.56%) MS Exchange
13 15 (10.56%) DHCP
13 15 (10.56%) DNS
13 15 (10.56%) HP
13 15 (10.56%) Exchange Server 2003
13 15 (10.56%) Windows Server 2008
14 14 (9.86%) VMware Infrastructure
14 14 (9.86%) Replication
14 14 (9.86%) VMware
15 13 (9.15%) Programme Management
15 13 (9.15%) OpenView Configuration Management
16 12 (8.45%) Change Control
16 12 (8.45%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
16 12 (8.45%) Active Directory
16 12 (8.45%) Altiris

MS Project
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, 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 35 (24.65%) SharePoint
2 15 (10.56%) MS Exchange
2 15 (10.56%) Exchange Server 2003
3 8 (5.63%) MS Project Server
4 5 (3.52%) SharePoint Server
5 4 (2.82%) SharePoint 2010
5 4 (2.82%) IIS
6 2 (1.41%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.70%) SAS
7 1 (0.70%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.70%) TWiki
Applications
1 63 (44.37%) MS Excel
2 40 (28.17%) MS Office
3 24 (16.90%) MS Visio
4 18 (12.68%) MS PowerPoint
5 7 (4.93%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 5 (3.52%) Agresso
1 5 (3.52%) SAP HR
2 4 (2.82%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (1.41%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 15 (10.56%) DHCP
1 15 (10.56%) DNS
2 2 (1.41%) SAN
3 1 (0.70%) ATM
3 1 (0.70%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (4.93%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.82%) SQL Server 2000
2 4 (2.82%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (0.70%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 5 (3.52%) JIRA
2 3 (2.11%) Visual Studio
General
1 30 (21.13%) Finance
2 9 (6.34%) Banking
3 4 (2.82%) Front Office
4 2 (1.41%) Marketing
4 2 (1.41%) Advertising
4 2 (1.41%) Retail
5 1 (0.70%) Billing
5 1 (0.70%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 38 (26.76%) Project Manager
2 32 (22.54%) Analyst
3 13 (9.15%) Build Engineer
4 11 (7.75%) Programme Analyst
4 11 (7.75%) PMO Analyst
5 7 (4.93%) Developer
5 7 (4.93%) Business Analyst
6 5 (3.52%) Coordinator
6 5 (3.52%) Senior Analyst
7 4 (2.82%) Project Planner
7 4 (2.82%) Project Coordinator
7 4 (2.82%) Junior Project Manager
7 4 (2.82%) Junior
7 4 (2.82%) Programme Planner
7 4 (2.82%) Delivery Manager
7 4 (2.82%) PMO Manager
7 4 (2.82%) SharePoint Developer
8 3 (2.11%) Planning Manager
8 3 (2.11%) Implementation Project Manager
8 3 (2.11%) Implementation Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.82%) .NET
1 4 (2.82%) Web Services
1 4 (2.82%) Windows SharePoint Services
2 1 (0.70%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (9.86%) Replication
2 11 (7.75%) Enterprise Storage
3 4 (2.82%) PMI
4 3 (2.11%) IVR
5 2 (1.41%) Economics
5 2 (1.41%) NHS
5 2 (1.41%) GIS
5 2 (1.41%) Reference Data
5 2 (1.41%) EqualLogic
6 1 (0.70%) Hedge funds
6 1 (0.70%) FMCG
6 1 (0.70%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.70%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 18 (12.68%) Windows
2 17 (11.97%) Windows Server 2003
3 15 (10.56%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.70%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (41.55%) Project Management
2 40 (28.17%) PRINCE2
3 23 (16.20%) Stakeholder Management
4 13 (9.15%) Programme Management
5 12 (8.45%) Change Control
6 11 (7.75%) Project Planning
6 11 (7.75%) Migration
7 10 (7.04%) Change Management
8 8 (5.63%) Unit Testing
9 7 (4.93%) Workflow
10 6 (4.23%) Earned Value Management
10 6 (4.23%) Dependency Management
11 5 (3.52%) Risk Management
12 4 (2.82%) OOA/OOD
12 4 (2.82%) OO
12 4 (2.82%) Use Case
12 4 (2.82%) Data Management
12 4 (2.82%) Business Analysis
12 4 (2.82%) BPMN
13 3 (2.11%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 24 (16.90%) SQL
2 8 (5.63%) C#
3 4 (2.82%) Java
3 4 (2.82%) T-SQL
4 3 (2.11%) VBA
5 2 (1.41%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.70%) REXX
6 1 (0.70%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 54 (38.03%) Security Cleared
2 45 (31.69%) SC Cleared
3 11 (7.75%) PMI Certification
4 10 (7.04%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 8 (5.63%) PMP
6 4 (2.82%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (0.70%) CISSP
7 1 (0.70%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.70%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.82%) SLA
2 1 (0.70%) QA
2 1 (0.70%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.70%) P3O
System Software
1 14 (9.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (8.45%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.41%) vSphere
3 2 (1.41%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 13 (9.15%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 12 (8.45%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.70%) WMI
3 1 (0.70%) SCCM
Vendors
1 65 (45.77%) Microsoft
2 15 (10.56%) HP
3 14 (9.86%) VMware
4 12 (8.45%) Altiris
5 6 (4.23%) Oracle
6 5 (3.52%) SAP
7 4 (2.82%) JBoss
7 4 (2.82%) Genesys
8 2 (1.41%) NetApp
8 2 (1.41%) Lotus
8 2 (1.41%) Dell
8 2 (1.41%) BI-SAM
9 1 (0.70%) T-Plan
9 1 (0.70%) Primavera
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