Period
to 23 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for Microsoft Project skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Microsoft Project over the 6 months to 23 November 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
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 134 143 116
Rank change year-on-year +9 -27 -51
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Project 53 43 84
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.05% 0.99% 1.36%
As % of the Applications category 13.45% 12.36% 14.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 31 49
Scotland median daily rate £350 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.69% -
10th Percentile £242 £305 £249
90th Percentile £457 £500 £490
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Scotland median hourly rate - £38.00 -
UK median hourly rate £25.12 £25.50 £24.33
% change year-on-year -1.49% +4.81% +35.17%

Microsoft Project is in the Software Applications category. The following 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.

All Software Application Skills
Scotland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 394 348 579
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 7.81% 8.03% 9.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 204 199 305
Scotland median daily rate £325 £313 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% -2.34% +3.23%
10th Percentile £113 £148 £130
90th Percentile £470 £445 £450
UK median daily rate £350 £342 £350
% change year-on-year +2.34% -2.29% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 25 36
Scotland median hourly rate £13.50 £14.50 £12.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.90% +13.73% -28.17%
10th Percentile £10.14 £9.25 £8.25
90th Percentile £34.75 £30.30 £36.23
UK median hourly rate £15.50 £16.03 £15.50
% change year-on-year -3.28% +3.39% +3.33%

Microsoft Project
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings citing Microsoft Project as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Project in Scotland

Microsoft Project
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Project in Scotland

Microsoft Project
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Project in Scotland over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Project in Scotland

Microsoft Project
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Project in Scotland

Microsoft 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 Microsoft Project within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 23 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +7 38 £394 +11.54% 1
Glasgow -9 13 £331 -0.38% 3
Renfrewshire +35 1 £275 -21.43%
Microsoft Project
UK

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft 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 Microsoft Project.

1 32 (60.38%) Project Management
2 28 (52.83%) Microsoft
3 25 (47.17%) Agile Software Development
4 21 (39.62%) PRINCE2
5 16 (30.19%) Finance
5 16 (30.19%) Stakeholder Management
6 15 (28.30%) Microsoft Office
7 13 (24.53%) PMO
8 10 (18.87%) APMP
9 9 (16.98%) MS Visio
10 8 (15.09%) Microsoft PowerPoint
10 8 (15.09%) Disclosure Scotland
11 7 (13.21%) Business Analysis
11 7 (13.21%) Microsoft Excel
11 7 (13.21%) PMI Certification
12 6 (11.32%) Business Intelligence
12 6 (11.32%) Degree
12 6 (11.32%) User Stories
12 6 (11.32%) Analytical Skills
13 5 (9.43%) Project Planning
13 5 (9.43%) Waterfall
13 5 (9.43%) Data Mapping
13 5 (9.43%) PMI
13 5 (9.43%) Risk Management
13 5 (9.43%) Programme Management
13 5 (9.43%) Matrix Organization
14 4 (7.55%) Collaborative Working
14 4 (7.55%) Banking
14 4 (7.55%) Legal
14 4 (7.55%) PMP

Microsoft 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 4 (7.55%) SharePoint
Applications
1 15 (28.30%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (16.98%) MS Visio
3 8 (15.09%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (13.21%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.55%) Office 365
2 2 (3.77%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.89%) Firewall
1 1 (1.89%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.89%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.89%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (1.89%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
1 1 (1.89%) QlikView
1 1 (1.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (3.77%) JIRA
2 1 (1.89%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 16 (30.19%) Finance
2 4 (7.55%) Banking
2 4 (7.55%) Legal
3 2 (3.77%) Back Office
4 1 (1.89%) Billing
4 1 (1.89%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.89%) Front Office
4 1 (1.89%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.89%) Marketing
4 1 (1.89%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 30 (56.60%) Project Manager
2 15 (28.30%) Analyst
3 9 (16.98%) Business Analyst
4 6 (11.32%) PMO Analyst
5 4 (7.55%) IT Manager
5 4 (7.55%) IT Project Manager
6 3 (5.66%) Lead Business Analyst
7 2 (3.77%) GDPR Project Manager
7 2 (3.77%) Junior
7 2 (3.77%) Junior Project Manager
7 2 (3.77%) Lead Project Manager
7 2 (3.77%) Network Manager
7 2 (3.77%) Network Project Manager
7 2 (3.77%) Project Analyst
7 2 (3.77%) Project Planner
7 2 (3.77%) Senior Analyst
7 2 (3.77%) Senior Business Analyst
7 2 (3.77%) Test Manager
8 1 (1.89%) Office 365 Manager
8 1 (1.89%) Support Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.55%) XML
2 1 (1.89%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.32%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (9.43%) PMI
3 2 (3.77%) Data Centre
3 2 (3.77%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.89%) User Experience
4 1 (1.89%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.89%) Unix
1 1 (1.89%) Windows
1 1 (1.89%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (60.38%) Project Management
2 25 (47.17%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (39.62%) PRINCE2
4 16 (30.19%) Stakeholder Management
5 7 (13.21%) Business Analysis
6 6 (11.32%) Business Intelligence
6 6 (11.32%) User Stories
7 5 (9.43%) Data Mapping
7 5 (9.43%) Matrix Organization
7 5 (9.43%) Programme Management
7 5 (9.43%) Project Planning
7 5 (9.43%) Risk Management
7 5 (9.43%) Waterfall
8 4 (7.55%) Change Control
8 4 (7.55%) Collaborative Working
8 4 (7.55%) Matrix Management
8 4 (7.55%) Time Management
9 3 (5.66%) Data Management
9 3 (5.66%) Resource Management
9 3 (5.66%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 4 (7.55%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (18.87%) APMP
2 7 (13.21%) PMI Certification
3 6 (11.32%) Degree
4 4 (7.55%) PMP
5 3 (5.66%) SC Cleared
5 3 (5.66%) Security Cleared
6 2 (3.77%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (1.89%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (24.53%) PMO
2 8 (15.09%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (3.77%) GDPR
4 1 (1.89%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.89%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Virtual Server
1 1 (1.89%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 1 (1.89%) AirWatch
1 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Intune
1 1 (1.89%) SCCM
Vendors
1 28 (52.83%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.89%) Alteryx
2 1 (1.89%) Mitel
2 1 (1.89%) SAP
2 1 (1.89%) Tableau
2 1 (1.89%) Talend