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 21 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Project Planning
Rank 98 74 91
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +17
Contract jobs citing Project Planning 30 45 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.09% 1.78% 0.76%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.49% 2.60% 1.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 17 6
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£375 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +5.88%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 1
Average hourly rate £35.00 £18.00 £58.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+94.44% -68.96%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £19.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+2.56% -39.06%
Project Planning
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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
2017 1732 1692
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 73.29% 68.35% 67.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 1123 857 850
Average daily rate £375 £370 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +9.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £265 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 59 74
Average hourly rate £33.75 £26.75 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.16% -10.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.30 £9.25 £12.29
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £36.00 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-13.79% +5.45%

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 21 October 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 21 October 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 -2 13 £410 +7.89% 2
Edinburgh -13 10 £300 -15.49% 1
North Lanarkshire - 1 £320 - 1
Aberdeen - - - -
Stirling - - - - 1
West Lothian - - - -
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Project Planning
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 33 (54.10%) Project Management
2 24 (39.34%) Security Cleared
3 18 (29.51%) SC Cleared
4 17 (27.87%) MS Project
5 16 (26.23%) Finance
6 13 (21.31%) MS Excel
6 13 (21.31%) Economics
7 11 (18.03%) Banking
7 11 (18.03%) Programme Management
8 10 (16.39%) Change Management
8 10 (16.39%) Stakeholder Management
9 9 (14.75%) MS Visio
9 9 (14.75%) Microsoft
10 8 (13.11%) MS Office
10 8 (13.11%) Analytical Skills
11 7 (11.48%) Change Control
11 7 (11.48%) QA
12 6 (9.84%) ITIL
12 6 (9.84%) Marketing
12 6 (9.84%) Line Management
13 5 (8.20%) Management Information System
13 5 (8.20%) Primavera
14 4 (6.56%) Risk Management
14 4 (6.56%) Service Delivery
14 4 (6.56%) PRINCE2
14 4 (6.56%) Customer Engagement
14 4 (6.56%) Retail Banking
14 4 (6.56%) Matrix Management
14 4 (6.56%) Retail
14 4 (6.56%) MS PowerPoint

Project Planning
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 (3.28%) SharePoint
Applications
1 17 (27.87%) MS Project
2 13 (21.31%) MS Excel
3 9 (14.75%) MS Visio
4 8 (13.11%) MS Office
5 4 (6.56%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (1.64%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (3.28%) SAP HR
2 1 (1.64%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.28%) RIP
1 2 (3.28%) 4G
2 1 (1.64%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.92%) MS Access
1 3 (4.92%) Cognos Impromptu
2 1 (1.64%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.64%) Data Mining
General
1 16 (26.23%) Finance
2 11 (18.03%) Banking
3 6 (9.84%) Marketing
4 4 (6.56%) Retail
4 4 (6.56%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.64%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 23 (37.70%) Project Manager
2 11 (18.03%) Project Planner
3 7 (11.48%) Analyst
4 4 (6.56%) Release Manager
5 3 (4.92%) PMO Analyst
5 3 (4.92%) Senior Manager
5 3 (4.92%) Senior Project Manager
6 2 (3.28%) Developer
6 2 (3.28%) Test Manager
6 2 (3.28%) Business Analyst
6 2 (3.28%) PMO Lead
6 2 (3.28%) ICT Project Manager
6 2 (3.28%) Salesforce.com Developer
6 2 (3.28%) Implementation Manager
6 2 (3.28%) Implementation Project Manager
7 1 (1.64%) Business Project Manager
7 1 (1.64%) Release Engineer
7 1 (1.64%) Business Manager
7 1 (1.64%) Web Manager
7 1 (1.64%) Web Content Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.28%) HTML
1 2 (3.28%) CSS
1 2 (3.28%) Web Services
1 2 (3.28%) XML
1 2 (3.28%) RESTful
1 2 (3.28%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 13 (21.31%) Economics
2 8 (13.11%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (8.20%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.64%) PMI
4 1 (1.64%) Data Conversion
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (54.10%) Project Management
2 11 (18.03%) Programme Management
3 10 (16.39%) Stakeholder Management
3 10 (16.39%) Change Management
4 7 (11.48%) Change Control
5 6 (9.84%) Line Management
5 6 (9.84%) ITIL
6 4 (6.56%) PRINCE2
6 4 (6.56%) Service Delivery
6 4 (6.56%) Risk Management
6 4 (6.56%) Matrix Management
6 4 (6.56%) Customer Engagement
7 3 (4.92%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 3 (4.92%) ITIL V3
7 3 (4.92%) Coaching
7 3 (4.92%) CRM
7 3 (4.92%) PRINCE
7 3 (4.92%) Software Engineering
7 3 (4.92%) Resource Management
8 2 (3.28%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.28%) JavaScript
1 2 (3.28%) SQL
1 2 (3.28%) Apex Code
1 2 (3.28%) SOQL
Qualifications
1 24 (39.34%) Security Cleared
2 18 (29.51%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (3.28%) ISEB Practitioner
3 2 (3.28%) ISTQB
3 2 (3.28%) ISEB
4 1 (1.64%) PMI Certification
4 1 (1.64%) HNC
4 1 (1.64%) HND
4 1 (1.64%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (11.48%) QA
2 1 (1.64%) SLA
Vendors
1 9 (14.75%) Microsoft
2 5 (8.20%) Primavera
3 3 (4.92%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (3.28%) HP
4 2 (3.28%) Oracle
4 2 (3.28%) SAP
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