The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for MS Project skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited MS Project over the 3 months to 28 March 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.

Microsoft Project
UK / Scotland
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 72 103 73
Rank change year-on-year +31 -30  
Contract jobs citing MS Project 35 28 58
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.99% 1.08% 1.97%
As % of the Applications category 15.35% 10.00% 16.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 17 40
Median daily rate £359 £375 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.40% +4.16%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £130 £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £479 £450 £503
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £366 £365
% change year-on-year -4.37% +0.27%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £13.73 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.48 £39.34 £22.50
% change year-on-year +7.96% +74.84%  

MS Project is in the software application skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for software application skills.

Contract Software Application Skills
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 228 280 350
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 12.98% 10.79% 11.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 135 157 196
Median daily rate £350 £331 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.66% -1.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £130 £118
10% offered a daily rate of more than £472 £450 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £330 £325
% change year-on-year +2.27% +1.53%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 18 31
Median hourly rate £15.00 £18.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.66% -5.26%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.31 £13.56 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £45.60 £34.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year -6.06% +13.79%  

MS Project
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland citing MS Project as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Applications category.

Job vacancy trend for MS Project in Scotland

MS Project
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MS Project in Scotland

MS Project
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MS Project in Scotland over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for MS Project in Scotland

MS Project
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MS Project in Scotland

MS Project
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MS Project within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 28 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Glasgow +24 21 £318 - 1
Edinburgh +9 11 £388 +3.33% 1
West Lothian - 1 - -
Perth and Kinross - 1 - -
MS Project
UK

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing MS Project 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 Scotland region with a requirement for MS Project.

1 34 (69.39%) Microsoft
2 31 (63.27%) Project Management
3 25 (51.02%) Finance
4 22 (44.90%) PRINCE2
5 19 (38.78%) Agile Software Development
6 18 (36.73%) PMO
7 17 (34.69%) MS Excel
8 13 (26.53%) Business Analysis
9 11 (22.45%) APMP
9 11 (22.45%) MS Office
9 11 (22.45%) Stakeholder Management
10 10 (20.41%) MS Visio
11 7 (14.29%) Programme Management
11 7 (14.29%) Security Cleared
11 7 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
11 7 (14.29%) Disclosure Scotland
11 7 (14.29%) MS PowerPoint
12 6 (12.24%) PMP
13 5 (10.20%) PMI Certification
13 5 (10.20%) Business Intelligence
13 5 (10.20%) Document Management
13 5 (10.20%) SC Cleared
13 5 (10.20%) Change Control
13 5 (10.20%) Virtual Team
14 4 (8.16%) Project Governance
14 4 (8.16%) Kanban
14 4 (8.16%) Supplier Management
14 4 (8.16%) Project Planning
14 4 (8.16%) Resource Management
15 3 (6.12%) ITIL

MS Project
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (6.12%) SharePoint
Applications
1 17 (34.69%) MS Excel
2 11 (22.45%) MS Office
3 10 (20.41%) MS Visio
4 7 (14.29%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.04%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (2.04%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (2.04%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (2.04%) Primavera
1 1 (2.04%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.08%) Trello
2 1 (2.04%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.04%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.04%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.04%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (2.04%) Oracle BI EE
1 1 (2.04%) QlikView
1 1 (2.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (2.04%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 25 (51.02%) Finance
2 3 (6.12%) Banking
2 3 (6.12%) Telecoms
3 2 (4.08%) Legal
4 1 (2.04%) Advertising
4 1 (2.04%) Back Office
4 1 (2.04%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.04%) Marketing
4 1 (2.04%) Retail
4 1 (2.04%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 25 (51.02%) Project Manager
2 9 (18.37%) Analyst
3 5 (10.20%) IT Manager
3 5 (10.20%) IT Project Manager
3 5 (10.20%) PMO Analyst
3 5 (10.20%) Programme Manager
4 4 (8.16%) Business Analyst
5 3 (6.12%) Infrastructure Manager
5 3 (6.12%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 3 (6.12%) Senior PMO
5 3 (6.12%) Technical Manager
5 3 (6.12%) Technical Project Manager
6 2 (4.08%) Digital Project Manager
6 2 (4.08%) Finance Manager
6 2 (4.08%) PMO Manager
6 2 (4.08%) Project Analyst
6 2 (4.08%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (4.08%) Senior PMO Analyst
6 2 (4.08%) Service Analyst
6 2 (4.08%) Transformation Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.08%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (10.20%) Virtual Team
3 3 (6.12%) Data Centre
3 3 (6.12%) Management Information System
3 3 (6.12%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.04%) SWIFT
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (63.27%) Project Management
2 22 (44.90%) PRINCE2
3 19 (38.78%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (26.53%) Business Analysis
5 11 (22.45%) Stakeholder Management
6 7 (14.29%) Programme Management
7 5 (10.20%) Business Intelligence
7 5 (10.20%) Change Control
7 5 (10.20%) Document Management
8 4 (8.16%) Kanban
8 4 (8.16%) Project Governance
8 4 (8.16%) Project Planning
8 4 (8.16%) Resource Management
8 4 (8.16%) Supplier Management
9 3 (6.12%) ITIL
9 3 (6.12%) Migration
9 3 (6.12%) Quality Management
9 3 (6.12%) SDLC
9 3 (6.12%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 3 (6.12%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.04%) PL/SQL
1 1 (2.04%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (22.45%) APMP
2 7 (14.29%) Security Cleared
3 6 (12.24%) PMP
4 5 (10.20%) PMI Certification
4 5 (10.20%) SC Cleared
5 2 (4.08%) Degree
5 2 (4.08%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (36.73%) PMO
2 7 (14.29%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (2.04%) Data Quality
3 1 (2.04%) SEPA
Vendors
1 34 (69.39%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.08%) Sun
3 1 (2.04%) Alteryx
3 1 (2.04%) HP
3 1 (2.04%) Hyperion
3 1 (2.04%) Mitel
3 1 (2.04%) Oracle
3 1 (2.04%) SAP
3 1 (2.04%) Tableau
3 1 (2.04%) Talend