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 3 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Project
Rank 79 60 74
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +14
Contract jobs citing MS Project 47 70 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.56% 2.61% 1.78%
As % of the Applications category 13.28% 22.51% 15.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 34 30
Average daily rate
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£325 £325 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £259
10% offered a daily rate of more than £417 £424 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £340
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +6.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £80.00 - £27.41
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.40 £18.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+74.44% -45.45%
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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
354 311 287
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 11.73% 11.60% 11.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 178 162 162
Average daily rate £325 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £126 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £413 £396
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £310
% change year-on-year
+4.83% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 16 25
Average hourly rate £14.25 £18.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.83% +24.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.50 £12.80 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £135.00 £60.70 £29.49
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -

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 3 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 3 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 -4 20 £325 - 4
Glasgow +9 17 £325 -7.14% 3
Aberdeen +3 3 £310 +37.77%
Renfrewshire -1 2 £270 -15.95%
West Lothian - 1 £280 -
Perth and Kinross - 1 £315 -
MS Project
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MS Project
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 3 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 70 (60.87%) MS Excel
2 53 (46.09%) Finance
3 49 (42.61%) Microsoft
4 48 (41.74%) Project Management
5 41 (35.65%) MS Office
6 40 (34.78%) MS PowerPoint
7 36 (31.30%) PRINCE2
8 29 (25.22%) SharePoint
8 29 (25.22%) Banking
9 19 (16.52%) MS Visio
10 18 (15.65%) Stakeholder Management
11 16 (13.91%) Security Cleared
12 15 (13.04%) Change Management
12 15 (13.04%) PMI Certification
13 14 (12.17%) SC Cleared
14 13 (11.30%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 11 (9.57%) MS Project Server
16 10 (8.70%) QA
16 10 (8.70%) PMI
16 10 (8.70%) Programme Management
17 9 (7.83%) Data Analysis
17 9 (7.83%) PMP
18 8 (6.96%) Retail
18 8 (6.96%) Business Analysis
18 8 (6.96%) Target Operating Model
19 7 (6.09%) Data Centre
19 7 (6.09%) Analytical Skills
19 7 (6.09%) Project Planning
19 7 (6.09%) Degree
19 7 (6.09%) Windows

MS Project
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 3 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 29 (25.22%) SharePoint
2 11 (9.57%) MS Project Server
3 4 (3.48%) SharePoint 2010
3 4 (3.48%) SharePoint Server
4 2 (1.74%) MS Exchange
4 2 (1.74%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (0.87%) Lync
Applications
1 70 (60.87%) MS Excel
2 41 (35.65%) MS Office
3 40 (34.78%) MS PowerPoint
4 19 (16.52%) MS Visio
5 4 (3.48%) InfoPath
6 2 (1.74%) Open Workbench
7 1 (0.87%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.74%) Primavera
2 1 (0.87%) MultiFonds
2 1 (0.87%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.87%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.87%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.61%) DHCP
1 3 (2.61%) DNS
2 2 (1.74%) Firewall
3 1 (0.87%) Wireless
3 1 (0.87%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (0.87%) MPLS
3 1 (0.87%) VPN
3 1 (0.87%) GSM
3 1 (0.87%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.22%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (4.35%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (3.48%) Visual Studio
General
1 53 (46.09%) Finance
2 29 (25.22%) Banking
3 8 (6.96%) Retail
4 3 (2.61%) Billing
4 3 (2.61%) Investment Banking
4 3 (2.61%) Retail Banking
4 3 (2.61%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.74%) Legal
5 2 (1.74%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (1.74%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.87%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 37 (32.17%) Analyst
2 29 (25.22%) Project Manager
3 17 (14.78%) PMO Analyst
4 10 (8.70%) Business Analyst
5 6 (5.22%) Coordinator
5 6 (5.22%) Support Analyst
5 6 (5.22%) Project Coordinator
5 6 (5.22%) Programme Analyst
6 4 (3.48%) Programme Support Analyst
6 4 (3.48%) Applications Support
6 4 (3.48%) Applications Developer
6 4 (3.48%) Junior
6 4 (3.48%) Developer
7 3 (2.61%) Project Planner
7 3 (2.61%) Infrastructure Project Manager
7 3 (2.61%) Project Analyst
7 3 (2.61%) Infrastructure Manager
7 3 (2.61%) PMO Lead
7 3 (2.61%) PMO Manager
8 2 (1.74%) Build Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.87%) XML
1 1 (0.87%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 10 (8.70%) PMI
2 7 (6.09%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (6.09%) Data Centre
3 4 (3.48%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.61%) NHS
5 2 (1.74%) Enterprise Storage
5 2 (1.74%) Replication
5 2 (1.74%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.74%) Performance Metrics
6 1 (0.87%) CMDB
6 1 (0.87%) Data Extraction
6 1 (0.87%) Social Media
6 1 (0.87%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (6.09%) Windows
2 5 (4.35%) Windows Server 2003
2 5 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (1.74%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (0.87%) UNIX
4 1 (0.87%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.87%) Windows 8
4 1 (0.87%) Android
4 1 (0.87%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (41.74%) Project Management
2 36 (31.30%) PRINCE2
3 18 (15.65%) Stakeholder Management
4 15 (13.04%) Change Management
5 10 (8.70%) Programme Management
6 9 (7.83%) Data Analysis
7 8 (6.96%) Business Analysis
7 8 (6.96%) Target Operating Model
8 7 (6.09%) Project Planning
9 6 (5.22%) ITIL
10 5 (4.35%) Supplier Management
10 5 (4.35%) Business Development
10 5 (4.35%) Change Control
10 5 (4.35%) Migration
11 4 (3.48%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 4 (3.48%) Release Management
11 4 (3.48%) Time Management
11 4 (3.48%) Balanced Scorecard
12 3 (2.61%) Risk Management
12 3 (2.61%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (6.09%) SQL
2 6 (5.22%) C#
3 5 (4.35%) VBA
4 1 (0.87%) REXX
4 1 (0.87%) Tcl
4 1 (0.87%) Java
4 1 (0.87%) VB
Qualifications
1 16 (13.91%) Security Cleared
2 15 (13.04%) PMI Certification
3 14 (12.17%) SC Cleared
4 13 (11.30%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 9 (7.83%) PMP
6 7 (6.09%) Degree
7 4 (3.48%) APMP
8 2 (1.74%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (1.74%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (8.70%) QA
2 2 (1.74%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (1.74%) Active Directory
1 2 (1.74%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.87%) BitLocker
2 1 (0.87%) Xen
Systems Management
1 3 (2.61%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 2 (1.74%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.87%) WMI
Vendors
1 49 (42.61%) Microsoft
2 4 (3.48%) Oracle
2 4 (3.48%) CheckPoint
2 4 (3.48%) Planview
2 4 (3.48%) ServiceNow
3 2 (1.74%) Altiris
3 2 (1.74%) Niku
3 2 (1.74%) VMware
3 2 (1.74%) HP
4 1 (0.87%) Cisco
4 1 (0.87%) Cadence
4 1 (0.87%) Remedy
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