The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for Project Planning skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Project Planning over the 3 months to 26 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Project Planning
Scotland / Edinburgh
3 months to
26 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 74 67 63
Rank change year-on-year -7 -4  
Contract jobs citing Project Planning 4 24 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.40% 1.57% 1.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.46% 1.89% 1.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 12 14
Median daily rate £250 £339 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -26.25% -24.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £238 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £498 £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £400 £400
% change year-on-year -3.12% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £22.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year +48.88% -33.82%  

Project Planning is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Edinburgh
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 866 1273 1208
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 85.74% 83.20% 81.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 537 735 697
Median daily rate £413 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.94% +9.67%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +3.75% +2.56%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 5 17
Median hourly rate £15.86 £39.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -59.33% +11.42%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.78 £17.20 £13.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.20 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.00 £36.00 £30.75
% change year-on-year +2.77% +17.07%  

Project Planning
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Edinburgh citing Project Planning as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Project Planning in Edinburgh

Project Planning
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Project Planning in Edinburgh

Project Planning
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Project Planning in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 26 April 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Project Planning also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Edinburgh region with a requirement for Project Planning.

1 9 (69.23%) Stakeholder Management
2 8 (61.54%) Project Management
3 5 (38.46%) Risk Management
4 3 (23.08%) Finance
4 3 (23.08%) Banking
4 3 (23.08%) Java
4 3 (23.08%) J2EE
4 3 (23.08%) Business Analysis
5 2 (15.38%) Performance Testing
5 2 (15.38%) Non-Functional Testing
5 2 (15.38%) HP SiteScope
5 2 (15.38%) Performance Engineering
5 2 (15.38%) PMO
5 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (15.38%) PRINCE2
5 2 (15.38%) CRM
5 2 (15.38%) SOA
5 2 (15.38%) LoadRunner
5 2 (15.38%) OpenView
5 2 (15.38%) HP
5 2 (15.38%) Telecoms
6 1 (7.69%) Migration
6 1 (7.69%) Retail
6 1 (7.69%) Subversion
6 1 (7.69%) Spring
6 1 (7.69%) Maven
6 1 (7.69%) Automated Testing
6 1 (7.69%) ISEB
6 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (7.69%) CA

Project Planning
Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (7.69%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) CA PPM
Development Applications
1 2 (15.38%) LoadRunner
2 1 (7.69%) Cucumber
2 1 (7.69%) Jenkins
2 1 (7.69%) Maven
2 1 (7.69%) Selenium
2 1 (7.69%) Subversion
General
1 3 (23.08%) Banking
1 3 (23.08%) Finance
2 2 (15.38%) Telecoms
3 1 (7.69%) Retail
3 1 (7.69%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (53.85%) Project Manager
2 2 (15.38%) Analyst
2 2 (15.38%) Desktop Manager
2 2 (15.38%) Senior Manager
2 2 (15.38%) Senior Project Manager
2 2 (15.38%) Tester
3 1 (7.69%) Automation Tester
3 1 (7.69%) Banking Project Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Business Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Performance Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Performance Test Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Performance Tester
3 1 (7.69%) Planning Manager
3 1 (7.69%) PMO Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Senior Business Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (23.08%) J2EE
2 1 (7.69%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (7.69%) Data Centre
1 1 (7.69%) Greenfield Project
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (69.23%) Stakeholder Management
2 8 (61.54%) Project Management
3 5 (38.46%) Risk Management
4 3 (23.08%) Business Analysis
5 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (15.38%) CRM
5 2 (15.38%) Non-Functional Testing
5 2 (15.38%) Performance Engineering
5 2 (15.38%) Performance Testing
5 2 (15.38%) PRINCE2
5 2 (15.38%) SOA
6 1 (7.69%) Automated Testing
6 1 (7.69%) Configuration Management
6 1 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (7.69%) Functional Testing
6 1 (7.69%) Migration
6 1 (7.69%) Resource Management
6 1 (7.69%) Test Automation
6 1 (7.69%) Test Strategy
6 1 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (23.08%) Java
2 1 (7.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) ISEB
1 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) PMO
2 1 (7.69%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (15.38%) HP SiteScope
1 2 (15.38%) OpenView
Vendors
1 2 (15.38%) HP
2 1 (7.69%) CA
2 1 (7.69%) Microsoft