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 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Project
Rank 68 58 66
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +8
Contract jobs citing MS Project 56 67 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.95% 2.59% 2.27%
As % of the Applications category 15.47% 20.87% 20.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 26 39
Average daily rate
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£315 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £231 £273 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £438 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £369 £363 £338
% change year-on-year
+1.72% +7.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £80.00 - £27.41
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £19.00 £32.75
% change year-on-year
+18.42% -41.98%
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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
362 321 277
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 12.62% 12.42% 11.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 191 156 160
Average daily rate £315 £302 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.47% -7.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £121 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £303 £310
% change year-on-year
+7.43% -2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 18 19
Average hourly rate £16.00 £19.50 £14.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.94% +32.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £14.60 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £32.00 £38.83
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-6.45% -

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 May 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 29 May 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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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
Glasgow +7 22 £315 -14.28%
Edinburgh +2 21 £319 -4.42% 1
Renfrewshire -2 4 £280 -14.63%
Aberdeen +8 3 £310 -
Perth and Kinross - 1 £315 -
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MS Project
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 61 (57.01%) MS Excel
2 45 (42.06%) Finance
3 42 (39.25%) Project Management
4 40 (37.38%) Microsoft
5 37 (34.58%) MS Office
5 37 (34.58%) MS PowerPoint
6 31 (28.97%) PRINCE2
7 27 (25.23%) Banking
8 24 (22.43%) SharePoint
9 15 (14.02%) Change Management
9 15 (14.02%) Security Cleared
10 14 (13.08%) Stakeholder Management
11 13 (12.15%) MS Visio
11 13 (12.15%) SC Cleared
12 12 (11.21%) PMI Certification
13 11 (10.28%) Programme Management
13 11 (10.28%) Data Analysis
14 10 (9.35%) Retail
14 10 (9.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 9 (8.41%) Business Analysis
15 9 (8.41%) MS Project Server
16 8 (7.48%) Project Planning
16 8 (7.48%) PMP
16 8 (7.48%) SQL
17 7 (6.54%) Windows
17 7 (6.54%) PMI
17 7 (6.54%) Degree
17 7 (6.54%) QA
17 7 (6.54%) Data Centre
18 6 (5.61%) Analytical Skills

MS Project
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 24 (22.43%) SharePoint
2 9 (8.41%) MS Project Server
3 4 (3.74%) SharePoint 2010
3 4 (3.74%) SharePoint Server
4 2 (1.87%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (1.87%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.93%) SAS
5 1 (0.93%) Lync
Applications
1 61 (57.01%) MS Excel
2 37 (34.58%) MS Office
2 37 (34.58%) MS PowerPoint
3 13 (12.15%) MS Visio
4 4 (3.74%) InfoPath
5 2 (1.87%) Open Workbench
6 1 (0.93%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (2.80%) Primavera
2 1 (0.93%) MultiFonds
2 1 (0.93%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.93%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.80%) DNS
1 3 (2.80%) DHCP
2 2 (1.87%) Firewall
3 1 (0.93%) GSM
3 1 (0.93%) WAN
3 1 (0.93%) VPN
3 1 (0.93%) MPLS
3 1 (0.93%) Wireless
3 1 (0.93%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.61%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (4.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (3.74%) Visual Studio
General
1 45 (42.06%) Finance
2 27 (25.23%) Banking
3 10 (9.35%) Retail
4 3 (2.80%) Retail Banking
4 3 (2.80%) Investment Banking
4 3 (2.80%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.87%) Legal
5 2 (1.87%) Billing
5 2 (1.87%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.87%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.93%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 31 (28.97%) Analyst
2 28 (26.17%) Project Manager
3 14 (13.08%) PMO Analyst
4 8 (7.48%) Business Analyst
5 5 (4.67%) Coordinator
5 5 (4.67%) Support Analyst
5 5 (4.67%) Project Coordinator
5 5 (4.67%) Programme Planner
5 5 (4.67%) Programme Analyst
6 4 (3.74%) Programme Support Analyst
6 4 (3.74%) Applications Support
6 4 (3.74%) Applications Developer
6 4 (3.74%) Junior
6 4 (3.74%) Developer
6 4 (3.74%) Project Planner
7 3 (2.80%) Infrastructure Project Manager
7 3 (2.80%) Infrastructure Manager
7 3 (2.80%) PMO Lead
7 3 (2.80%) PMO Manager
8 2 (1.87%) Build Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.93%) XML
1 1 (0.93%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.54%) PMI
1 7 (6.54%) Data Centre
2 6 (5.61%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (4.67%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.80%) NHS
5 2 (1.87%) Enterprise Storage
5 2 (1.87%) Performance Metrics
5 2 (1.87%) Replication
5 2 (1.87%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.93%) CMDB
6 1 (0.93%) User Experience
6 1 (0.93%) Social Media
6 1 (0.93%) Data Extraction
6 1 (0.93%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 7 (6.54%) Windows
2 5 (4.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 5 (4.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (1.87%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (0.93%) Linux
4 1 (0.93%) UNIX
4 1 (0.93%) Windows 8
4 1 (0.93%) Android
4 1 (0.93%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (39.25%) Project Management
2 31 (28.97%) PRINCE2
3 15 (14.02%) Change Management
4 14 (13.08%) Stakeholder Management
5 11 (10.28%) Programme Management
5 11 (10.28%) Data Analysis
6 9 (8.41%) Business Analysis
7 8 (7.48%) Project Planning
8 5 (4.67%) Business Development
8 5 (4.67%) Supplier Management
9 4 (3.74%) Change Control
9 4 (3.74%) Balanced Scorecard
9 4 (3.74%) Migration
9 4 (3.74%) Resource Management
10 3 (2.80%) ITIL
10 3 (2.80%) Agile Software Development
10 3 (2.80%) Data Management
10 3 (2.80%) Risk Management
10 3 (2.80%) Service Delivery
10 3 (2.80%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 8 (7.48%) SQL
2 6 (5.61%) C#
3 5 (4.67%) VBA
4 1 (0.93%) Java
4 1 (0.93%) REXX
4 1 (0.93%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 15 (14.02%) Security Cleared
2 13 (12.15%) SC Cleared
3 12 (11.21%) PMI Certification
4 10 (9.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 8 (7.48%) PMP
6 7 (6.54%) Degree
7 2 (1.87%) APMP
7 2 (1.87%) MBA
7 2 (1.87%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.93%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.54%) QA
2 3 (2.80%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (1.87%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (1.87%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.93%) Xen
2 1 (0.93%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 3 (2.80%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 2 (1.87%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.93%) WMI
Vendors
1 40 (37.38%) Microsoft
2 4 (3.74%) Planview
2 4 (3.74%) CheckPoint
2 4 (3.74%) Oracle
3 2 (1.87%) VMware
3 2 (1.87%) Altiris
3 2 (1.87%) Niku
3 2 (1.87%) Progress
3 2 (1.87%) HP
4 1 (0.93%) Cisco
4 1 (0.93%) Remedy