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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Project
Rank 78 66 75
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +9
Contract jobs citing MS Project 43 46 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.60% 2.06% 1.83%
As % of the Applications category 15.25% 16.73% 15.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 18 32
Average daily rate
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£400 £358 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.72% +14.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £269 £196
10% offered a daily rate of more than £466 £465 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £335
% change year-on-year
- +11.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.35 £21.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year
-3.11% -37.31%
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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
282 275 242
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 10.52% 12.29% 11.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 173 112 144
Average daily rate £350 £310 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% +6.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £113 £111 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £402 £401
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 15 17
Average hourly rate £22.50 £15.25 £13.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+47.54% +10.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.10 £9.99 £10.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.60 £85.00 £16.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -

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 30 January 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 30 January 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
Edinburgh +13 29 £400 -1.84% 3
Glasgow -11 4 - - 1
Aberdeen +3 1 £350 -8.19% 1
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MS Project
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 55 (44.00%) MS Excel
2 52 (41.60%) Microsoft
3 47 (37.60%) Project Management
4 44 (35.20%) Security Cleared
5 39 (31.20%) MS Office
5 39 (31.20%) Finance
6 36 (28.80%) SC Cleared
7 32 (25.60%) SQL
8 30 (24.00%) SharePoint
9 28 (22.40%) MS PowerPoint
10 21 (16.80%) Project Planning
10 21 (16.80%) Banking
11 19 (15.20%) PRINCE2
12 17 (13.60%) MS Visio
13 16 (12.80%) Change Management
13 16 (12.80%) Programme Management
14 15 (12.00%) MS Project Server
14 15 (12.00%) DHCP
14 15 (12.00%) DNS
14 15 (12.00%) Windows
14 15 (12.00%) C#
14 15 (12.00%) HP
14 15 (12.00%) Windows Server 2003
14 15 (12.00%) Windows Server 2008
15 13 (10.40%) VMware Infrastructure
15 13 (10.40%) SQL Server
15 13 (10.40%) MS Exchange
15 13 (10.40%) Exchange Server 2003
15 13 (10.40%) Retail
15 13 (10.40%) Replication

MS Project
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 30 (24.00%) SharePoint
2 15 (12.00%) MS Project Server
3 13 (10.40%) MS Exchange
3 13 (10.40%) Exchange Server 2003
4 11 (8.80%) SharePoint 2010
5 4 (3.20%) SAS
6 3 (2.40%) JBoss
6 3 (2.40%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.80%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.80%) IIS
Applications
1 55 (44.00%) MS Excel
2 39 (31.20%) MS Office
3 28 (22.40%) MS PowerPoint
4 17 (13.60%) MS Visio
5 12 (9.60%) InfoPath
6 2 (1.60%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.80%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 15 (12.00%) DHCP
1 15 (12.00%) DNS
2 3 (2.40%) SAN
3 2 (1.60%) MPLS
3 2 (1.60%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (10.40%) SQL Server
2 7 (5.60%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (1.60%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.80%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.80%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 12 (9.60%) Visual Studio
2 3 (2.40%) JIRA
3 1 (0.80%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 39 (31.20%) Finance
2 21 (16.80%) Banking
3 13 (10.40%) Retail
4 6 (4.80%) Retail Banking
5 3 (2.40%) Electronics
5 3 (2.40%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.60%) Military
Job Titles
1 27 (21.60%) Project Manager
2 16 (12.80%) Analyst
3 13 (10.40%) Developer
4 10 (8.00%) Build Engineer
5 9 (7.20%) Project Planner
6 7 (5.60%) PMO Analyst
6 7 (5.60%) Tools Developer
6 7 (5.60%) Programme Planner
7 5 (4.00%) Coordinator
8 4 (3.20%) Data Analyst
8 4 (3.20%) Project Coordinator
8 4 (3.20%) Programme Manager
9 3 (2.40%) SAS Data Analyst
9 3 (2.40%) PMO Manager
9 3 (2.40%) Business Analyst
9 3 (2.40%) Delivery Manager
9 3 (2.40%) SAS Analyst
10 2 (1.60%) SharePoint Developer
10 2 (1.60%) Senior Project Manager
10 2 (1.60%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.60%) .NET
1 2 (1.60%) XML
2 1 (0.80%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (0.80%) ASP.NET MVC 3
2 1 (0.80%) ASP.NET
2 1 (0.80%) Web Services
2 1 (0.80%) HTML
2 1 (0.80%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 13 (10.40%) Replication
2 9 (7.20%) Enterprise Storage
3 7 (5.60%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (4.80%) PMI
5 4 (3.20%) Management Information System
6 3 (2.40%) EqualLogic
7 2 (1.60%) Credit Risk
8 1 (0.80%) Open Source
8 1 (0.80%) FMCG
8 1 (0.80%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.80%) User Experience
8 1 (0.80%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.80%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 15 (12.00%) Windows
1 15 (12.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 15 (12.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (0.80%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (37.60%) Project Management
2 21 (16.80%) Project Planning
3 19 (15.20%) PRINCE2
4 16 (12.80%) Change Management
4 16 (12.80%) Programme Management
5 12 (9.60%) Stakeholder Management
6 8 (6.40%) Unit Testing
7 7 (5.60%) Root Cause Analysis
7 7 (5.60%) Data Management
7 7 (5.60%) Business Analysis
8 6 (4.80%) Data Analysis
8 6 (4.80%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (4.80%) Data Governance
8 6 (4.80%) Line Management
9 5 (4.00%) Business Development
10 4 (3.20%) Six Sigma
10 4 (3.20%) Change Control
10 4 (3.20%) Earned Value Management
10 4 (3.20%) Customer Engagement
11 3 (2.40%) BPMN
Programming Languages
1 32 (25.60%) SQL
2 15 (12.00%) C#
3 11 (8.80%) VBA
4 4 (3.20%) Java
5 3 (2.40%) PowerShell
6 2 (1.60%) REXX
6 2 (1.60%) Tcl
7 1 (0.80%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.80%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.80%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 44 (35.20%) Security Cleared
2 36 (28.80%) SC Cleared
3 9 (7.20%) PMI Certification
4 5 (4.00%) PMP
4 5 (4.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 4 (3.20%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 2 (1.60%) Degree
7 1 (0.80%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.60%) QA
1 7 (5.60%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.80%) EMIR
2 1 (0.80%) AIFMD
2 1 (0.80%) UCITS
2 1 (0.80%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (10.40%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (8.00%) Active Directory
3 3 (2.40%) vSphere
3 3 (2.40%) vCloud
4 1 (0.80%) RACF
Systems Management
1 12 (9.60%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 10 (8.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (1.60%) WMI
Vendors
1 52 (41.60%) Microsoft
2 15 (12.00%) HP
3 13 (10.40%) VMware
4 10 (8.00%) Altiris
5 6 (4.80%) Oracle
5 6 (4.80%) Primavera
6 3 (2.40%) Progress
6 3 (2.40%) Dell
6 3 (2.40%) NetApp
7 2 (1.60%) Planview
7 2 (1.60%) Genesys
8 1 (0.80%) CheckPoint
8 1 (0.80%) Remedy
8 1 (0.80%) BT
Scotland
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Erskine, Renfrewshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £398.44 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh
Orgtel
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 16 days ago