The table below looks at the statistics for PPP 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 PPP over the 3 months to 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP)
Rank 122 116 112
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -4
Contract jobs citing PPP 1 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.037% 0.079% 0.039%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.34% 0.72% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Average daily rate
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£360 £275 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.90% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £281 £275 £310
% change year-on-year
+2.27% -11.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £30.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £26.25 -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Scotland region.

Communications & Networking Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
292 276 330
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 10.70% 10.93% 12.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 152 118 123
Average daily rate £310 £364 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.77% +32.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £178 £184 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 13 31
Average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £15.65 £16.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £40.00 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+8.88% -

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Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing PPP across the Scotland region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

PPP Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing PPP across the Scotland region.

PPP Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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Top 7 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region citing PPP 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 PPP.

1 1 (100.00%) Oracle
1 1 (100.00%) PRINCE2
1 1 (100.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 1 (100.00%) Project Management
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
1 1 (100.00%) Project Governance
1 1 (100.00%) Business Transformation

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Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region citing PPP 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 PPP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

General
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Project Manager
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) PRINCE2
1 1 (100.00%) Project Management
1 1 (100.00%) Project Governance
1 1 (100.00%) Business Transformation
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle