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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Project
Rank 74 76 66
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -10
Contract jobs citing MS Project 50 40 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.81% 1.64% 2.14%
As % of the Applications category 19.31% 13.61% 16.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 14 38
Average daily rate
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£370 £363 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.92% +13.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £247 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £441 £500 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £375 £340
% change year-on-year
-4.00% +10.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £35.00 £9.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+288.88% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.35 £21.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-3.11% -33.33%
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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
259 294 285
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 9.39% 12.05% 12.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 139 129 166
Average daily rate £350 £300 £304
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £113 £113
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £401
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 21 18
Average hourly rate £11.50 £12.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.16% -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.00 £11.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.40 £27.40 £20.02
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.70
% change year-on-year
- -4.45%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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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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 +4 31 £398 -16.99%
Glasgow -4 8 £370 +29.82%
Aberdeen +8 1 £350 -6.66%
Stirling - 1 £325 -
Dundee - - - -
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MS Project
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 60 (46.88%) MS Excel
2 53 (41.41%) Microsoft
3 48 (37.50%) Security Cleared
4 46 (35.94%) Project Management
5 40 (31.25%) SC Cleared
6 32 (25.00%) MS Office
7 31 (24.22%) SQL
7 31 (24.22%) SharePoint
7 31 (24.22%) Finance
8 24 (18.75%) MS Visio
8 24 (18.75%) MS PowerPoint
9 22 (17.19%) PRINCE2
10 21 (16.41%) Programme Management
11 17 (13.28%) Project Planning
12 15 (11.72%) Stakeholder Management
12 15 (11.72%) C#
12 15 (11.72%) MS Project Server
13 14 (10.94%) HP
13 14 (10.94%) Banking
14 13 (10.16%) Change Management
14 13 (10.16%) DHCP
14 13 (10.16%) DNS
14 13 (10.16%) Windows Server 2003
14 13 (10.16%) SQL Server
14 13 (10.16%) Windows
14 13 (10.16%) Windows Server 2008
15 12 (9.38%) MS Exchange
15 12 (9.38%) Visual Studio
15 12 (9.38%) InfoPath
15 12 (9.38%) Exchange Server 2003

MS Project
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 31 (24.22%) SharePoint
2 15 (11.72%) MS Project Server
3 12 (9.38%) Exchange Server 2003
3 12 (9.38%) MS Exchange
4 11 (8.59%) SharePoint 2010
5 4 (3.13%) SAS
6 3 (2.34%) JBoss
6 3 (2.34%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.78%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.78%) IIS
Applications
1 60 (46.88%) MS Excel
2 32 (25.00%) MS Office
3 24 (18.75%) MS Visio
3 24 (18.75%) MS PowerPoint
4 12 (9.38%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.78%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.56%) SAP HR
1 2 (1.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.78%) Agresso
Communications & Networking
1 13 (10.16%) DHCP
1 13 (10.16%) DNS
2 3 (2.34%) SAN
3 1 (0.78%) MPLS
3 1 (0.78%) VoIP
3 1 (0.78%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (10.16%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.56%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (0.78%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.78%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.78%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 12 (9.38%) Visual Studio
2 3 (2.34%) JIRA
3 1 (0.78%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 31 (24.22%) Finance
2 14 (10.94%) Banking
3 11 (8.59%) Retail
4 5 (3.91%) Retail Banking
5 3 (2.34%) Manufacturing
5 3 (2.34%) Electronics
6 2 (1.56%) Military
7 1 (0.78%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 27 (21.09%) Project Manager
2 21 (16.41%) Analyst
3 13 (10.16%) Developer
4 9 (7.03%) Project Planner
4 9 (7.03%) PMO Analyst
4 9 (7.03%) Build Engineer
5 7 (5.47%) Tools Developer
6 6 (4.69%) Programme Planner
7 4 (3.13%) Data Analyst
7 4 (3.13%) Programme Manager
7 4 (3.13%) Coordinator
7 4 (3.13%) Programme Analyst
7 4 (3.13%) IT Project Manager
7 4 (3.13%) PMO Manager
8 3 (2.34%) SAS Data Analyst
8 3 (2.34%) Business Manager
8 3 (2.34%) Project Coordinator
8 3 (2.34%) Delivery Manager
8 3 (2.34%) SAS Analyst
9 2 (1.56%) Business Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.56%) XML
1 2 (1.56%) .NET
2 1 (0.78%) ASP.NET
2 1 (0.78%) Web Services
2 1 (0.78%) HTML
2 1 (0.78%) Windows SharePoint Services
2 1 (0.78%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (0.78%) ASP.NET MVC 3
Miscellaneous
1 11 (8.59%) Replication
2 8 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (5.47%) Enterprise Storage
4 5 (3.91%) PMI
5 4 (3.13%) Management Information System
6 3 (2.34%) EqualLogic
7 2 (1.56%) IVR
7 2 (1.56%) Credit Risk
8 1 (0.78%) FMCG
8 1 (0.78%) Open Source
8 1 (0.78%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.78%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 13 (10.16%) Windows
1 13 (10.16%) Windows Server 2003
1 13 (10.16%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (35.94%) Project Management
2 22 (17.19%) PRINCE2
3 21 (16.41%) Programme Management
4 17 (13.28%) Project Planning
5 15 (11.72%) Stakeholder Management
6 13 (10.16%) Change Management
7 7 (5.47%) Root Cause Analysis
8 6 (4.69%) Change Control
8 6 (4.69%) Line Management
8 6 (4.69%) Data Governance
8 6 (4.69%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (4.69%) Data Management
8 6 (4.69%) Business Analysis
8 6 (4.69%) Unit Testing
9 5 (3.91%) Data Analysis
9 5 (3.91%) Earned Value Management
9 5 (3.91%) Dependency Management
10 4 (3.13%) Customer Engagement
10 4 (3.13%) Migration
10 4 (3.13%) Six Sigma
Programming Languages
1 31 (24.22%) SQL
2 15 (11.72%) C#
3 11 (8.59%) VBA
4 4 (3.13%) Java
5 3 (2.34%) PowerShell
6 2 (1.56%) REXX
6 2 (1.56%) Tcl
7 1 (0.78%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.78%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.78%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 48 (37.50%) Security Cleared
2 40 (31.25%) SC Cleared
3 10 (7.81%) PMI Certification
4 5 (3.91%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 5 (3.91%) PMP
5 4 (3.13%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (0.78%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.47%) QA
2 6 (4.69%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.78%) P3O
3 1 (0.78%) EMIR
3 1 (0.78%) AIFMD
3 1 (0.78%) UCITS
3 1 (0.78%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (8.59%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (6.25%) Active Directory
3 3 (2.34%) vSphere
3 3 (2.34%) vCloud
4 1 (0.78%) RACF
Systems Management
1 10 (7.81%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 8 (6.25%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (1.56%) WMI
Vendors
1 53 (41.41%) Microsoft
2 14 (10.94%) HP
3 11 (8.59%) VMware
4 8 (6.25%) Altiris
5 6 (4.69%) Primavera
6 5 (3.91%) Oracle
7 3 (2.34%) Dell
7 3 (2.34%) Genesys
7 3 (2.34%) NetApp
7 3 (2.34%) Progress
8 2 (1.56%) Planview
8 2 (1.56%) SAP
9 1 (0.78%) BT