The table below looks at the statistics for Project Planning 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 Project Planning over the 3 months to 12 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
12 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Project Planning
Rank 95 64 79
Rank change year-on-year
-31 +15
Contract jobs citing Project Planning 36 50 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.27% 2.04% 1.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.68% 2.90% 1.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 16 14
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£375 £380 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.31% -7.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £269 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £514 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £393 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.78% +4.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 1
Average hourly rate £35.00 £19.00 £58.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+84.21% -67.24%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £32.25
% change year-on-year
-10.00% -37.98%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Scotland region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2147 1724 1801
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 76.03% 70.28% 67.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 1112 874 879
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £249 £271 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 47 76
Average hourly rate £30.00 £29.00 £17.58
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +64.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £9.25 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £135.00 £36.00 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.75 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-14.16% -

Project Planning
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Project Planning across the Scotland region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Project Planning Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Project Planning
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Project Planning Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

Project Planning
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Project Planning across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 12 September 2014.

Project Planning Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

Project Planning
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Project Planning across the Scotland region.

Project Planning Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

Project Planning
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 Project Planning within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 12 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 -12 14 £410 +12.32%
Edinburgh -22 7 £456 +28.52% 1
Stirling - - - - 3
West Lothian - - - -
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Project Planning
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 12 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region citing Project Planning 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 Project Planning.

1 35 (53.03%) Project Management
2 24 (36.36%) Security Cleared
3 21 (31.82%) Finance
4 19 (28.79%) SC Cleared
5 18 (27.27%) Stakeholder Management
6 17 (25.76%) MS Excel
7 14 (21.21%) MS Project
7 14 (21.21%) MS Office
8 12 (18.18%) Banking
8 12 (18.18%) Economics
8 12 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
9 11 (16.67%) Change Control
10 10 (15.15%) MS Visio
10 10 (15.15%) Microsoft
10 10 (15.15%) Change Management
11 8 (12.12%) ITIL
12 7 (10.61%) Management Information System
12 7 (10.61%) Marketing
13 6 (9.09%) Coaching
13 6 (9.09%) Programme Management
14 5 (7.58%) Risk Management
14 5 (7.58%) MS Access
14 5 (7.58%) PRINCE
14 5 (7.58%) ITIL V3
14 5 (7.58%) Software Engineering
14 5 (7.58%) Retail Banking
14 5 (7.58%) Retail
14 5 (7.58%) Mentoring
15 4 (6.06%) Line Management
15 4 (6.06%) Budget Control

Project Planning
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 12 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region citing Project Planning 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 Project Planning. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (3.03%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.52%) IIS
Applications
1 17 (25.76%) MS Excel
2 14 (21.21%) MS Project
2 14 (21.21%) MS Office
3 10 (15.15%) MS Visio
4 3 (4.55%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (1.52%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (3.03%) SAP HR
2 1 (1.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.03%) RIP
1 2 (3.03%) 4G
2 1 (1.52%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.58%) MS Access
2 3 (4.55%) Cognos Impromptu
3 2 (3.03%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.52%) Data Mining
General
1 21 (31.82%) Finance
2 12 (18.18%) Banking
3 7 (10.61%) Marketing
4 5 (7.58%) Retail
4 5 (7.58%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.52%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 28 (42.42%) Project Manager
2 10 (15.15%) Project Planner
2 10 (15.15%) Analyst
3 4 (6.06%) Senior Manager
3 4 (6.06%) Release Manager
4 3 (4.55%) Senior Project Manager
4 3 (4.55%) Business Manager
4 3 (4.55%) PMO Analyst
4 3 (4.55%) Business Project Manager
5 2 (3.03%) PMO Lead
5 2 (3.03%) PMO Manager
5 2 (3.03%) ICT Project Manager
5 2 (3.03%) Salesforce.com Developer
5 2 (3.03%) Planning Manager
5 2 (3.03%) Technical Analyst
5 2 (3.03%) Project Analyst
5 2 (3.03%) Programme Planner
5 2 (3.03%) Developer
5 2 (3.03%) Test Manager
5 2 (3.03%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.55%) Web Services
2 2 (3.03%) XML
2 2 (3.03%) RESTful
2 2 (3.03%) Visualforce
2 2 (3.03%) HTML
2 2 (3.03%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 12 (18.18%) Economics
1 12 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (10.61%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.52%) PMI
3 1 (1.52%) Online Banking
3 1 (1.52%) Data Conversion
3 1 (1.52%) SWIFT
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (53.03%) Project Management
2 18 (27.27%) Stakeholder Management
3 11 (16.67%) Change Control
4 10 (15.15%) Change Management
5 8 (12.12%) ITIL
6 6 (9.09%) Programme Management
6 6 (9.09%) Coaching
7 5 (7.58%) Mentoring
7 5 (7.58%) ITIL V3
7 5 (7.58%) Software Engineering
7 5 (7.58%) PRINCE
7 5 (7.58%) Risk Management
8 4 (6.06%) Service Delivery
8 4 (6.06%) Matrix Management
8 4 (6.06%) Budget Control
8 4 (6.06%) Line Management
9 3 (4.55%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 3 (4.55%) Business Transformation
9 3 (4.55%) Release Management
9 3 (4.55%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 3 (4.55%) SQL
2 2 (3.03%) Apex Code
2 2 (3.03%) SOQL
2 2 (3.03%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 24 (36.36%) Security Cleared
2 19 (28.79%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.03%) ISEB
4 1 (1.52%) PMI Certification
4 1 (1.52%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (1.52%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.52%) HNC
4 1 (1.52%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.55%) QA
2 1 (1.52%) SLA
Vendors
1 10 (15.15%) Microsoft
2 4 (6.06%) Primavera
3 3 (4.55%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (3.03%) HP
4 2 (3.03%) Oracle
4 2 (3.03%) SAP
5 1 (1.52%) Ariba