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 3 months to 24 June 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
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 94 102 82
Rank change year-on-year +8 -20  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Project 18 56 56
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.84% 1.91% 1.84%
As % of the Applications category 9.84% 23.53% 15.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 28 35
Median daily rate £400 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.07% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £250 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £465 £437
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £330 £368
% change year-on-year +13.63% -10.20%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £40.00 - £80.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.12 £22.50 £31.40
% change year-on-year +11.64% -28.34%  

Microsoft 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 183 238 369
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 8.54% 8.11% 12.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 140 189
Median daily rate £350 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £220 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +3.84% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 14 30
Median hourly rate £29.00 £13.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +114.81% -15.62%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £10.22 £8.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £19.50 £36.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.64 £16.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year -5.21% +13.79%  

Microsoft Project
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

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 3 months to 24 June 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 3 months to 24 June 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
Edinburgh -8 8 £400 +21.21%
Glasgow +2 6 £356 +7.14% 1
Renfrewshire +43 1 £275 -1.78%
Perth and Kinross - 1 - -
Stirling - 1 - -
Microsoft Project
UK

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 35 (70.00%) Microsoft
2 34 (68.00%) Project Management
3 25 (50.00%) PRINCE2
3 25 (50.00%) Finance
4 20 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
5 16 (32.00%) Microsoft Excel
5 16 (32.00%) PMO
6 14 (28.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 14 (28.00%) Business Analysis
7 13 (26.00%) APMP
8 12 (24.00%) Microsoft Office
9 10 (20.00%) MS Visio
10 9 (18.00%) Security Cleared
10 9 (18.00%) Analytical Skills
11 8 (16.00%) SC Cleared
11 8 (16.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
11 8 (16.00%) PMI Certification
12 7 (14.00%) PMP
12 7 (14.00%) Project Planning
12 7 (14.00%) Disclosure Scotland
13 6 (12.00%) Document Management
13 6 (12.00%) Programme Management
13 6 (12.00%) Business Intelligence
14 5 (10.00%) Supplier Management
14 5 (10.00%) Resource Management
14 5 (10.00%) SDLC
14 5 (10.00%) Change Control
14 5 (10.00%) Virtual Team
15 4 (8.00%) User Stories
15 4 (8.00%) Coaching

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 2 (4.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 16 (32.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (24.00%) Microsoft Office
3 10 (20.00%) MS Visio
4 8 (16.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.00%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.00%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
2 1 (2.00%) QlikView
2 1 (2.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (2.00%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 25 (50.00%) Finance
2 3 (6.00%) Telecoms
3 2 (4.00%) Banking
4 1 (2.00%) Back Office
4 1 (2.00%) Legal
4 1 (2.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 28 (56.00%) Project Manager
2 11 (22.00%) Analyst
3 7 (14.00%) IT Manager
3 7 (14.00%) IT Project Manager
4 6 (12.00%) PMO Analyst
5 5 (10.00%) Business Analyst
6 4 (8.00%) Programme Manager
7 3 (6.00%) Project Analyst
7 3 (6.00%) Senior PMO
8 2 (4.00%) Finance Manager
8 2 (4.00%) Infrastructure Manager
8 2 (4.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
8 2 (4.00%) PMO Manager
8 2 (4.00%) Senior Analyst
8 2 (4.00%) Senior PMO Analyst
8 2 (4.00%) Service Analyst
8 2 (4.00%) Transformation Manager
8 2 (4.00%) Transformation Programme Manager
9 1 (2.00%) Senior Manager
9 1 (2.00%) Technical Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (18.00%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (10.00%) Virtual Team
3 3 (6.00%) Data Centre
3 3 (6.00%) Management Information System
4 2 (4.00%) PMI
5 1 (2.00%) Credit Risk
5 1 (2.00%) FMCG
5 1 (2.00%) Mobile App
5 1 (2.00%) SWIFT
5 1 (2.00%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (68.00%) Project Management
2 25 (50.00%) PRINCE2
3 20 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (28.00%) Business Analysis
4 14 (28.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 7 (14.00%) Project Planning
6 6 (12.00%) Business Intelligence
6 6 (12.00%) Document Management
6 6 (12.00%) Programme Management
7 5 (10.00%) Change Control
7 5 (10.00%) Resource Management
7 5 (10.00%) SDLC
7 5 (10.00%) Supplier Management
8 4 (8.00%) Change Management
8 4 (8.00%) Coaching
8 4 (8.00%) ITIL
8 4 (8.00%) User Stories
8 4 (8.00%) Waterfall
9 3 (6.00%) Identity Management
9 3 (6.00%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (26.00%) APMP
2 9 (18.00%) Security Cleared
3 8 (16.00%) PMI Certification
3 8 (16.00%) SC Cleared
4 7 (14.00%) PMP
5 2 (4.00%) Degree
6 1 (2.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (32.00%) PMO
2 7 (14.00%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (2.00%) SEPA
Vendors
1 35 (70.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.00%) Sun
3 1 (2.00%) Alteryx
3 1 (2.00%) HP
3 1 (2.00%) Oracle
3 1 (2.00%) SAP
3 1 (2.00%) Tableau
3 1 (2.00%) Talend
3 1 (2.00%) Trillium