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 7 May 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
7 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Project Planning
Rank 90 96 99
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +3
Contract jobs citing Project Planning 36 26 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.19% 0.97% 0.97%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.57% 1.31% 1.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 23 13
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£400 £396 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.01% -1.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £230 £196
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £340 £375
% change year-on-year
+17.64% -9.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £27.25 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
- -6.66%
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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
2299 1985 1776
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 76.25% 73.90% 72.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 1241 1100 920
Average daily rate £375 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 32 21
Average hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £28.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -12.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £17.10 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £180.00 £44.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 7 May 2015.

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 7 May 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 +7 17 £400 -2.55% 5
Glasgow -8 8 £413 +3.12% 1
Renfrewshire +6 5 £238 +5.55%
Perth and Kinross - 1 £315 -
Aberdeenshire - 1 £275 -
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Project Planning
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 7 May 2015, 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 59 (62.77%) Project Management
2 44 (46.81%) Finance
3 25 (26.60%) Change Management
4 23 (24.47%) Banking
4 23 (24.47%) SC Cleared
4 23 (24.47%) Security Cleared
5 22 (23.40%) Economics
6 21 (22.34%) ITIL
7 20 (21.28%) PRINCE
7 20 (21.28%) Stakeholder Management
8 19 (20.21%) PMI Certification
8 19 (20.21%) Analytical Skills
9 18 (19.15%) PMP
10 14 (14.89%) PRINCE2
11 10 (10.64%) MS Project
12 9 (9.57%) Data Warehouse
13 8 (8.51%) Windows
13 8 (8.51%) MS Office
13 8 (8.51%) Retail
13 8 (8.51%) Resource Management
14 7 (7.45%) MS PowerPoint
14 7 (7.45%) Migration
14 7 (7.45%) Change Control
15 6 (6.38%) ISEB
15 6 (6.38%) Microsoft
15 6 (6.38%) Risk Management
15 6 (6.38%) Retail Banking
16 5 (5.32%) Marketing
16 5 (5.32%) Business Development
16 5 (5.32%) Time Management

Project Planning
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 7 May 2015, 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 3 (3.19%) IIS
1 3 (3.19%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (1.06%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.06%) SAS
2 1 (1.06%) Node.js
Applications
1 10 (10.64%) MS Project
2 8 (8.51%) MS Office
3 7 (7.45%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (5.32%) MS Excel
5 1 (1.06%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (3.19%) Remedy ITSM
1 3 (3.19%) Remedy AR System
2 1 (1.06%) CA PPM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.06%) WAN
1 1 (1.06%) SAN
1 1 (1.06%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (9.57%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (3.19%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.19%) Crystal Reports
2 3 (3.19%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (2.13%) MongoDB
3 2 (2.13%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.06%) Data Mining
General
1 44 (46.81%) Finance
2 23 (24.47%) Banking
3 8 (8.51%) Retail
4 6 (6.38%) Retail Banking
5 5 (5.32%) Marketing
6 4 (4.26%) Front Office
7 1 (1.06%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 54 (57.45%) Project Manager
2 8 (8.51%) Analyst
3 7 (7.45%) Test Manager
3 7 (7.45%) Developer
4 5 (5.32%) Project Coordinator
4 5 (5.32%) Business Manager
4 5 (5.32%) Project Analyst
4 5 (5.32%) Business Project Manager
4 5 (5.32%) Coordinator
5 4 (4.26%) Data Manager
5 4 (4.26%) PMO Analyst
6 3 (3.19%) Software Developer
6 3 (3.19%) Project Planner
7 2 (2.13%) Ab Initio Developer
7 2 (2.13%) Remedy Specialist
7 2 (2.13%) JavaScript Developer
8 1 (1.06%) PMO Manager
8 1 (1.06%) PMO Administrator
8 1 (1.06%) NHS Project Manager
8 1 (1.06%) Data Integrity Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.26%) ASP.NET
1 4 (4.26%) .NET
1 4 (4.26%) jQuery
2 3 (3.19%) Ajax
2 3 (3.19%) HTML
2 3 (3.19%) CSS
2 3 (3.19%) XML
2 3 (3.19%) HTML5
2 3 (3.19%) CSS3
3 2 (2.13%) AngularJS
3 2 (2.13%) D3.js
3 2 (2.13%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (2.13%) Backbone.js
3 2 (2.13%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.06%) KnockoutJS
4 1 (1.06%) React
4 1 (1.06%) Ember.js
Miscellaneous
1 22 (23.40%) Economics
2 19 (20.21%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (5.32%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (4.26%) Management Information System
4 4 (4.26%) Credit Risk
4 4 (4.26%) Derivative
5 2 (2.13%) Mainframe
5 2 (2.13%) N-Tier
6 1 (1.06%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.06%) PMI
6 1 (1.06%) NHS
6 1 (1.06%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 8 (8.51%) Windows
2 4 (4.26%) UNIX
3 3 (3.19%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.06%) Solaris
4 1 (1.06%) Linux
4 1 (1.06%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (62.77%) Project Management
2 25 (26.60%) Change Management
3 21 (22.34%) ITIL
4 20 (21.28%) PRINCE
4 20 (21.28%) Stakeholder Management
5 14 (14.89%) PRINCE2
6 8 (8.51%) Resource Management
7 7 (7.45%) Migration
7 7 (7.45%) Change Control
8 6 (6.38%) Risk Management
9 5 (5.32%) Business Development
9 5 (5.32%) Time Management
10 4 (4.26%) Business Transformation
10 4 (4.26%) Test Planning
10 4 (4.26%) Test Strategy
10 4 (4.26%) Test Management
10 4 (4.26%) Investment Management
10 4 (4.26%) Data Analysis
11 3 (3.19%) User Acceptance Testing
11 3 (3.19%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 4 (4.26%) C#
2 3 (3.19%) XPath
3 2 (2.13%) SQL
3 2 (2.13%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.06%) Python
4 1 (1.06%) Perl
4 1 (1.06%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.06%) C
4 1 (1.06%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 23 (24.47%) SC Cleared
1 23 (24.47%) Security Cleared
2 19 (20.21%) PMI Certification
3 18 (19.15%) PMP
4 6 (6.38%) ISEB
5 5 (5.32%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 4 (4.26%) ISTQB
7 3 (3.19%) ISEB Practitioner
7 3 (3.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (2.13%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 2 (2.13%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.13%) QA
2 1 (1.06%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.06%) P3O
System Software
1 2 (2.13%) XenApp
2 1 (1.06%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 6 (6.38%) Microsoft
2 3 (3.19%) Telerik
2 3 (3.19%) Oracle
2 3 (3.19%) Remedy
2 3 (3.19%) BMC
3 2 (2.13%) HP
3 2 (2.13%) Ab Initio
4 1 (1.06%) VMware
4 1 (1.06%) Cognos
4 1 (1.06%) Business Objects
4 1 (1.06%) SAP
4 1 (1.06%) CA