The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland 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 24 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Project Planning
UK / Scotland
Rank 92 94 76
Rank change year-on-year +2 -18  
Contract jobs citing Project Planning 15 33 47
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.86% 1.28% 1.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.02% 1.54% 2.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 18 28
Median daily rate £300 £330 £406
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.09% -18.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £257 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £483 £533
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 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year -10.66% +7.14%  

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 Scotland with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1471 2144 2283
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 83.87% 83.36% 81.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 895 1197 1255
Median daily rate £390 £390 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -2.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £260 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 32 40
Median hourly rate £35.50 £39.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.97% +41.81%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.45 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

Project Planning
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland 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 Scotland

Project Planning
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Project Planning in Scotland

Project Planning
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Project Planning in Scotland over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Project Planning in Scotland

Project Planning
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Project Planning in Scotland

Project Planning
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 Project Planning within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 24 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
Edinburgh +3 6 £400 +3.89% 1
Glasgow +3 6 £325 +1.56%
West Lothian -1 1 - -
Project Planning
UK

Project Planning
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 Scotland region with a requirement for Project Planning.

1 13 (43.33%) Project Management
2 11 (36.67%) Risk Management
3 10 (33.33%) Finance
3 10 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 9 (30.00%) J2EE
4 9 (30.00%) Java
4 9 (30.00%) CRM
4 9 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (23.33%) Continuous Integration
5 7 (23.33%) Test Strategy
5 7 (23.33%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (23.33%) PMO
6 6 (20.00%) PRINCE2
7 5 (16.67%) SQL
7 5 (16.67%) LoadRunner
7 5 (16.67%) SOA
7 5 (16.67%) Microsoft
7 5 (16.67%) OpenView
7 5 (16.67%) HP
7 5 (16.67%) Performance Testing
7 5 (16.67%) Performance Engineering
7 5 (16.67%) Non-Functional Testing
7 5 (16.67%) HP SiteScope
8 4 (13.33%) Jenkins
8 4 (13.33%) Functional Testing
8 4 (13.33%) Waterfall
8 4 (13.33%) Test Automation
8 4 (13.33%) QA
8 4 (13.33%) Business Analysis
8 4 (13.33%) Subversion

Project Planning
Top Related 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:

Applications
1 4 (13.33%) MS Project
2 3 (10.00%) MS Visio
3 2 (6.67%) MS Office
3 2 (6.67%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (3.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (10.00%) CA PPM
2 1 (3.33%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.33%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 5 (16.67%) LoadRunner
2 4 (13.33%) Jenkins
2 4 (13.33%) Maven
2 4 (13.33%) Subversion
3 1 (3.33%) Cucumber
3 1 (3.33%) Selenium
General
1 10 (33.33%) Finance
2 4 (13.33%) Banking
2 4 (13.33%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.33%) Front Office
3 1 (3.33%) Marketing
3 1 (3.33%) Retail
3 1 (3.33%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (30.00%) Project Manager
2 6 (20.00%) Analyst
3 5 (16.67%) PMO Analyst
3 5 (16.67%) Tester
4 4 (13.33%) Performance Tester
4 4 (13.33%) Test Engineer
5 3 (10.00%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
5 3 (10.00%) Senior Test Engineer
5 3 (10.00%) Test Automation Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) Business Analyst
6 2 (6.67%) Desktop Manager
6 2 (6.67%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (6.67%) Senior Manager
6 2 (6.67%) Senior Project Manager
7 1 (3.33%) IT Manager
7 1 (3.33%) IT Project Manager
7 1 (3.33%) Project Leader
7 1 (3.33%) Project Support Officer
7 1 (3.33%) Senior Business Analyst
7 1 (3.33%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (30.00%) J2EE
2 4 (13.33%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 7 (23.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.33%) Credit Risk
2 1 (3.33%) SWIFT
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (43.33%) Project Management
2 11 (36.67%) Risk Management
3 10 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 9 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (30.00%) CRM
5 7 (23.33%) Continuous Integration
5 7 (23.33%) Test Strategy
6 6 (20.00%) PRINCE2
7 5 (16.67%) Non-Functional Testing
7 5 (16.67%) Performance Engineering
7 5 (16.67%) Performance Testing
7 5 (16.67%) SOA
8 4 (13.33%) Automated Testing
8 4 (13.33%) Business Analysis
8 4 (13.33%) Configuration Management
8 4 (13.33%) Functional Testing
8 4 (13.33%) Test Automation
8 4 (13.33%) Waterfall
9 3 (10.00%) Root Cause Analysis
10 2 (6.67%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (30.00%) Java
2 5 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (10.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 2 (6.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (23.33%) PMO
2 4 (13.33%) QA
3 2 (6.67%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (3.33%) Data Quality
4 1 (3.33%) SEPA
Systems Management
1 5 (16.67%) HP SiteScope
1 5 (16.67%) OpenView
Vendors
1 5 (16.67%) HP
1 5 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 3 (10.00%) CA