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 30 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Project Planning
Rank 109 94 103
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +9
Contract jobs citing Project Planning 40 38 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.34% 1.27% 1.02%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.62% 1.60% 1.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 23 24
Average daily rate £360 £400 £396
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +1.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £267 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £540 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
-2.50% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £27.25 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-33.82% -2.85%
Project Planning
UK

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
2476 2372 2025
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 82.78% 79.30% 76.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 1402 1296 1075
Average daily rate £390 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £261 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 63 27
Average hourly rate £38.00 £30.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.59% +1.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.73 £12.10 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £40.00 £180.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.75 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+17.07% -2.38%

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 30 April 2016.

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 30 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -4 26 £340 -19.94% 2
Renfrewshire -31 6 £400 +90.47%
Glasgow -3 1 - -
Fife - 1 - -
West Lothian - 1 - - 1
Highlands - 1 £183 -
Project Planning
UK

Project Planning
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 (49.30%) Finance
2 24 (33.80%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (29.58%) Project Management
4 17 (23.94%) Banking
5 14 (19.72%) Stakeholder Management
5 14 (19.72%) Continuous Improvement
6 11 (15.49%) OpenStack
6 11 (15.49%) Analytical Skills
7 9 (12.68%) User Stories
7 9 (12.68%) Business Analysis
8 8 (11.27%) Retail
8 8 (11.27%) Migration
8 8 (11.27%) SC Cleared
8 8 (11.27%) Security Cleared
8 8 (11.27%) MS Office
8 8 (11.27%) PRINCE2
8 8 (11.27%) Business Process Mapping
9 7 (9.86%) Change Control
9 7 (9.86%) Data Centre
9 7 (9.86%) Programme Management
9 7 (9.86%) Change Management
10 6 (8.45%) Unix
10 6 (8.45%) MS Excel
10 6 (8.45%) HP
10 6 (8.45%) Retail Banking
10 6 (8.45%) MS PowerPoint
10 6 (8.45%) Analytics
11 5 (7.04%) Visualisation
11 5 (7.04%) SharePoint
11 5 (7.04%) Quality Management

Project Planning
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 11 (15.49%) OpenStack
2 5 (7.04%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.82%) SAS
4 1 (1.41%) CMS
4 1 (1.41%) MS Project Server
4 1 (1.41%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 8 (11.27%) MS Office
2 6 (8.45%) MS Excel
2 6 (8.45%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (5.63%) MS Project
4 3 (4.23%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.23%) SuccessFactors
2 1 (1.41%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.41%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.82%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (1.41%) PVCS
General
1 35 (49.30%) Finance
2 17 (23.94%) Banking
3 8 (11.27%) Retail
4 6 (8.45%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.41%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.41%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.41%) Law
5 1 (1.41%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.41%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 23 (32.39%) Project Manager
2 20 (28.17%) Analyst
3 15 (21.13%) Business Analyst
4 6 (8.45%) PMO Analyst
5 4 (5.63%) Financial Services Project Manager
6 3 (4.23%) Business Manager
6 3 (4.23%) Business Project Manager
6 3 (4.23%) Change Manager
6 3 (4.23%) Financial Analyst
6 3 (4.23%) Service Analyst
6 3 (4.23%) Transformation Manager
6 3 (4.23%) Transformation Project Manager
7 2 (2.82%) Assistant Project Manager
7 2 (2.82%) Infrastructure Team Leader
7 2 (2.82%) IT Manager
7 2 (2.82%) IT Project Manager
7 2 (2.82%) Lead Business Analyst
7 2 (2.82%) Migration Project Manager
7 2 (2.82%) Project Planner
7 2 (2.82%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.41%) CSS
1 1 (1.41%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (15.49%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (9.86%) Data Centre
3 5 (7.04%) Visualisation
4 3 (4.23%) Mainframe
5 2 (2.82%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.41%) Equities
6 1 (1.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (1.41%) Hedge funds
6 1 (1.41%) NHS
6 1 (1.41%) Reference Data
6 1 (1.41%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 6 (8.45%) Unix
2 4 (5.63%) Windows
3 3 (4.23%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (33.80%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (29.58%) Project Management
3 14 (19.72%) Continuous Improvement
3 14 (19.72%) Stakeholder Management
4 9 (12.68%) Business Analysis
4 9 (12.68%) User Stories
5 8 (11.27%) Business Process Mapping
5 8 (11.27%) Migration
5 8 (11.27%) PRINCE2
6 7 (9.86%) Change Control
6 7 (9.86%) Change Management
6 7 (9.86%) Programme Management
7 6 (8.45%) Analytics
8 5 (7.04%) Quality Management
9 4 (5.63%) Identity Access Management
9 4 (5.63%) Waterfall
10 3 (4.23%) Critical Path Analysis
10 3 (4.23%) Data Analytics
10 3 (4.23%) Data Migration
10 3 (4.23%) Release Management
Qualifications
1 8 (11.27%) SC Cleared
1 8 (11.27%) Security Cleared
2 4 (5.63%) PMI Certification
2 4 (5.63%) PMP
3 2 (2.82%) ISEB
4 1 (1.41%) APMP
4 1 (1.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.63%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.41%) COREP
2 1 (1.41%) FINREP
2 1 (1.41%) WAI
2 1 (1.41%) WCAG
System Software
1 3 (4.23%) RACF
2 1 (1.41%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 6 (8.45%) HP
2 4 (5.63%) Oracle
3 3 (4.23%) Citrix
3 3 (4.23%) Microsoft
3 3 (4.23%) SAP
4 1 (1.41%) Cisco
4 1 (1.41%) Google
4 1 (1.41%) JD Edwards