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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Project
Rank 54 59 52
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -7
Contract jobs citing MS Project 78 54 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 2.82% 2.17% 2.43%
As % of the Applications category 23.15% 17.53% 18.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 32 41
Average daily rate
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£325 £313 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -2.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £254 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £375 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £336
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 1
Average hourly rate £35.00 £17.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% -36.36%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.60 £19.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-12.63% -30.90%
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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
337 308 346
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 12.19% 12.35% 12.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 162 141 145
Average daily rate £304 £310 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.93% -0.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £120 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £426 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.17% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 32 36
Average hourly rate £17.25 £12.95 £13.34
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.23% -2.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.55 £9.13 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £19.00 £26.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.63 £15.38
% change year-on-year
+2.52% -4.84%

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 23 September 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 23 September 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
Glasgow -9 21 £325 +4.83% 1
Edinburgh -13 13 £388 +29.16% 1
Aberdeen +12 3 £225 -
Stirling - 1 - - 1
West Lothian - - - - 1
MS Project
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MS Project
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 73 (47.71%) Microsoft
2 68 (44.44%) Project Management
3 65 (42.48%) Security Cleared
4 60 (39.22%) MS Excel
5 51 (33.33%) SC Cleared
6 42 (27.45%) PRINCE2
7 38 (24.84%) MS Office
8 36 (23.53%) SharePoint
9 30 (19.61%) MS Visio
10 28 (18.30%) SQL
11 25 (16.34%) Finance
12 21 (13.73%) Stakeholder Management
13 18 (11.76%) MS PowerPoint
14 16 (10.46%) Windows
15 15 (9.80%) DHCP
15 15 (9.80%) DNS
15 15 (9.80%) HP
15 15 (9.80%) Windows Server 2003
15 15 (9.80%) Programme Management
15 15 (9.80%) Windows Server 2008
16 14 (9.15%) Project Planning
16 14 (9.15%) Exchange Server 2003
16 14 (9.15%) PMI Certification
16 14 (9.15%) MS Exchange
17 13 (8.50%) OpenView Configuration Management
17 13 (8.50%) Replication
17 13 (8.50%) VMware
17 13 (8.50%) MS Project Server
17 13 (8.50%) VMware Infrastructure
18 12 (7.84%) Migration

MS Project
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 36 (23.53%) SharePoint
2 14 (9.15%) MS Exchange
2 14 (9.15%) Exchange Server 2003
3 13 (8.50%) MS Project Server
4 8 (5.23%) SharePoint 2010
5 3 (1.96%) SharePoint Server
6 2 (1.31%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (1.31%) SAS
6 2 (1.31%) IIS
6 2 (1.31%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 60 (39.22%) MS Excel
2 38 (24.84%) MS Office
3 30 (19.61%) MS Visio
4 18 (11.76%) MS PowerPoint
5 10 (6.54%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 5 (3.27%) Agresso
1 5 (3.27%) SAP HR
2 4 (2.61%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (1.31%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 15 (9.80%) DHCP
1 15 (9.80%) DNS
2 2 (1.31%) SAN
3 1 (0.65%) ATM
3 1 (0.65%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (6.54%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.31%) SQL Server 2000
2 2 (1.31%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (0.65%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 8 (5.23%) Visual Studio
2 4 (2.61%) JIRA
General
1 25 (16.34%) Finance
2 11 (7.19%) Banking
3 4 (2.61%) Front Office
4 3 (1.96%) Electronics
4 3 (1.96%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.31%) Advertising
5 2 (1.31%) Military
5 2 (1.31%) Retail
5 2 (1.31%) Marketing
6 1 (0.65%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 37 (24.18%) Project Manager
2 29 (18.95%) Analyst
3 12 (7.84%) Build Engineer
4 10 (6.54%) Developer
5 9 (5.88%) Programme Analyst
5 9 (5.88%) PMO Analyst
6 8 (5.23%) Project Planner
7 6 (3.92%) Coordinator
7 6 (3.92%) Business Analyst
7 6 (3.92%) Tools Developer
8 5 (3.27%) Programme Manager
8 5 (3.27%) Senior Analyst
8 5 (3.27%) Project Coordinator
9 4 (2.61%) Junior Project Manager
9 4 (2.61%) Programme Planner
9 4 (2.61%) Delivery Manager
9 4 (2.61%) Junior
10 3 (1.96%) Implementation Project Manager
10 3 (1.96%) Implementation Manager
10 3 (1.96%) Business Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.31%) .NET
1 2 (1.31%) Web Services
1 2 (1.31%) XML
1 2 (1.31%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 13 (8.50%) Replication
2 10 (6.54%) Enterprise Storage
3 6 (3.92%) PMI
4 3 (1.96%) IVR
4 3 (1.96%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.31%) Reference Data
5 2 (1.31%) EqualLogic
5 2 (1.31%) Economics
5 2 (1.31%) NHS
6 1 (0.65%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.65%) GIS
6 1 (0.65%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.65%) CMDB
6 1 (0.65%) Hedge funds
6 1 (0.65%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 16 (10.46%) Windows
2 15 (9.80%) Windows Server 2003
2 15 (9.80%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (0.65%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (44.44%) Project Management
2 42 (27.45%) PRINCE2
3 21 (13.73%) Stakeholder Management
4 15 (9.80%) Programme Management
5 14 (9.15%) Project Planning
6 12 (7.84%) Migration
7 10 (6.54%) Change Control
8 9 (5.88%) Earned Value Management
9 8 (5.23%) Unit Testing
9 8 (5.23%) Agile Software Development
9 8 (5.23%) Change Management
9 8 (5.23%) Risk Management
10 7 (4.58%) Dependency Management
11 6 (3.92%) Line Management
11 6 (3.92%) Workflow
12 5 (3.27%) Data Management
12 5 (3.27%) Business Analysis
13 4 (2.61%) Use Case
13 4 (2.61%) Stakeholder Engagement
13 4 (2.61%) BPMN
Programming Languages
1 28 (18.30%) SQL
2 12 (7.84%) C#
3 8 (5.23%) VBA
4 4 (2.61%) Java
5 2 (1.31%) T-SQL
5 2 (1.31%) REXX
5 2 (1.31%) Tcl
5 2 (1.31%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 65 (42.48%) Security Cleared
2 51 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 14 (9.15%) PMI Certification
4 9 (5.88%) PMP
5 7 (4.58%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 5 (3.27%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (0.65%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.65%) CISSP
7 1 (0.65%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.31%) SLA
1 2 (1.31%) QA
1 2 (1.31%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.65%) P3O
System Software
1 13 (8.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (7.84%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.31%) vSphere
3 2 (1.31%) vCloud
4 1 (0.65%) RACF
Systems Management
1 13 (8.50%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 11 (7.19%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (1.31%) WMI
4 1 (0.65%) SCCM
Vendors
1 73 (47.71%) Microsoft
2 15 (9.80%) HP
3 13 (8.50%) VMware
4 11 (7.19%) Altiris
5 6 (3.92%) Oracle
6 5 (3.27%) SAP
7 4 (2.61%) JBoss
7 4 (2.61%) Genesys
7 4 (2.61%) Primavera
8 2 (1.31%) BI-SAM
8 2 (1.31%) NetApp
8 2 (1.31%) Lotus
8 2 (1.31%) Dell
9 1 (0.65%) T-Plan
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