Period
to 23 November 2017

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 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.

Project Planning
UK > Scotland
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 121 153 120
Rank change year-on-year +32 -33 +1
Contract jobs citing Project Planning 66 33 80
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.31% 0.76% 1.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.55% 0.91% 1.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 16 46
Scotland median daily rate £388 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.71% -6.67% +7.45%
10th Percentile £212 £253 £258
90th Percentile £475 £438 £434
UK median daily rate £438 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +6.06% +3.13% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £38.00
% change year-on-year -16.67% -21.05% +94.87%

Project Planning is in the Processes and Methodologies 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 process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Scotland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4247 3622 5073
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 84.22% 83.57% 82.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 2423 2125 2649
Scotland median daily rate £390 £360 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.33% -4.00% -
10th Percentile £250 £250 £250
90th Percentile £538 £488 £500
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 104 87 102
Scotland median hourly rate £24.50 £21.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.67% -16.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £13.00 £10.67 £12.35
90th Percentile £45.00 £43.00 £47.00
UK median hourly rate £23.75 £23.89 £22.50
% change year-on-year -0.58% +6.17% +18.42%

Project Planning
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

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 6 months to 23 November 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 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 +10 32 £360 +2.86% 5
Glasgow +5 23 £422 +20.50%
West Lothian +1 6 £415 -2.35%
Stirling - 2 £125 -
West Dunbartonshire - 1 - -
East Renfrewshire - 1 - -
Project Planning
UK

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 34 (51.52%) Finance
2 23 (34.85%) Project Management
3 18 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (25.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 17 (25.76%) SQL
5 16 (24.24%) Microsoft Excel
5 16 (24.24%) Information Security
6 15 (22.73%) Mainframe
7 14 (21.21%) REXX
7 14 (21.21%) zOS
7 14 (21.21%) Shell Script
7 14 (21.21%) RACF
7 14 (21.21%) JCL
7 14 (21.21%) Middleware
7 14 (21.21%) Security Management
7 14 (21.21%) Unix
7 14 (21.21%) MQSeries
7 14 (21.21%) Sybase
7 14 (21.21%) DB2
7 14 (21.21%) Perl
7 14 (21.21%) Microsoft Office
7 14 (21.21%) SAS
7 14 (21.21%) Kerberos
7 14 (21.21%) SSL
7 14 (21.21%) IBM
7 14 (21.21%) CICS
7 14 (21.21%) Assembly Language
7 14 (21.21%) CA
7 14 (21.21%) Stakeholder Management
7 14 (21.21%) SSH

Project Planning
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 14 (21.21%) CICS
1 14 (21.21%) MQSeries
1 14 (21.21%) SAS
2 1 (1.52%) SharePoint
Applications
1 17 (25.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 16 (24.24%) Microsoft Excel
3 14 (21.21%) Microsoft Office
4 5 (7.58%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (4.55%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.52%) SAP CRM
Communications & Networking
1 14 (21.21%) Kerberos
1 14 (21.21%) SSH
1 14 (21.21%) SSL
2 1 (1.52%) CTI
2 1 (1.52%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (21.21%) DB2
2 1 (1.52%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (9.09%) LoadRunner
2 2 (3.03%) HP UFT
2 2 (3.03%) Selenium
2 2 (3.03%) Toad
3 1 (1.52%) JIRA
General
1 34 (51.52%) Finance
2 9 (13.64%) Banking
3 3 (4.55%) Corporate Banking
4 2 (3.03%) Legal
5 1 (1.52%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 26 (39.39%) Project Manager
2 8 (12.12%) Tester
3 6 (9.09%) Assembler Programmer
3 6 (9.09%) Mainframe Programmer
3 6 (9.09%) Performance Tester
3 6 (9.09%) Programmer
3 6 (9.09%) RACF Programmer
3 6 (9.09%) SAS Programmer
3 6 (9.09%) Senior Performance Tester
3 6 (9.09%) Senior Tester
4 5 (7.58%) Analyst
5 4 (6.06%) CRM Manager
5 4 (6.06%) CRM Project Manager
5 4 (6.06%) PMO Manager
6 3 (4.55%) GDPR Project Manager
6 3 (4.55%) PMO Analyst
6 3 (4.55%) Scrum Master
7 2 (3.03%) PMO Lead
7 2 (3.03%) Selenium Tester
7 2 (3.03%) Transformation Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (21.21%) ISPF
1 14 (21.21%) Middleware
2 6 (9.09%) J2EE
3 1 (1.52%) .NET
3 1 (1.52%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 15 (22.73%) Mainframe
2 14 (21.21%) PKI
3 2 (3.03%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (3.03%) User Experience
4 1 (1.52%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.52%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.52%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 14 (21.21%) Unix
1 14 (21.21%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (34.85%) Project Management
2 18 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (24.24%) Information Security
4 14 (21.21%) People Management
4 14 (21.21%) Security Management
4 14 (21.21%) Stakeholder Management
4 14 (21.21%) Time Management
5 11 (16.67%) CRM
6 10 (15.15%) Risk Management
7 9 (13.64%) PRINCE2
8 8 (12.12%) Scrum
8 8 (12.12%) Waterfall
9 7 (10.61%) Non-Functional Testing
10 6 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
10 6 (9.09%) Performance Engineering
10 6 (9.09%) Performance Testing
10 6 (9.09%) Project Governance
10 6 (9.09%) Root Cause Analysis
10 6 (9.09%) SOA
10 6 (9.09%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 17 (25.76%) SQL
2 14 (21.21%) Assembly Language
2 14 (21.21%) CLIST
2 14 (21.21%) JCL
2 14 (21.21%) Perl
2 14 (21.21%) REXX
2 14 (21.21%) Shell Script
3 7 (10.61%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (3.03%) APMP
1 2 (3.03%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (1.52%) PMP
2 1 (1.52%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (10.61%) PMO
2 3 (4.55%) GDPR
3 2 (3.03%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (3.03%) P3O
4 1 (1.52%) QA
System Software
1 14 (21.21%) Job Entry Subsystem
1 14 (21.21%) RACF
1 14 (21.21%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 14 (21.21%) zSecure
2 6 (9.09%) HP SiteScope
2 6 (9.09%) OpenView
3 2 (3.03%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (21.21%) CA
1 14 (21.21%) IBM
1 14 (21.21%) Sybase
2 8 (12.12%) HP
3 2 (3.03%) Misys
3 2 (3.03%) Sun
4 1 (1.52%) Avaya
4 1 (1.52%) Blue Prism
4 1 (1.52%) Capita
4 1 (1.52%) Genesys
4 1 (1.52%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.52%) SAP