The table below looks at the statistics for the Project Manager role in IT contracts advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Project Manager in their job title over the 3 months to 1 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Project Manager
Rank 7 8 8
Rank change year-on-year
+1 0
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 203 175 165
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 13.24% 11.90% 12.98%
As % of the Job Titles category 13.87% 12.48% 13.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 81 101
Average daily rate £459 £425 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.00% +3.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £346 £363 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £413 £405
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +1.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £34.00 £37.65
% change year-on-year
-32.35% -9.69%
Project Manager
Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Edinburgh region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1464 1402 1199
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 95.50% 95.37% 94.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 827 792 674
Average daily rate £400 £370 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.10% -3.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 24 34
Average hourly rate £13.50 £14.00 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% -41.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.00 £13.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.40 £40.00 £32.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

Project Manager
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Project Manager in the job title across the Edinburgh region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Project Manager Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

Project Manager
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Project Manager across the Edinburgh region.

Project Manager Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Project Manager
Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Project Manager across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 1 May 2016.

Project Manager Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

Project Manager
Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Project Manager across the Edinburgh region.

Project Manager Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Project Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region that cited Project Manager in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Project Manager in their job title.

1 190 (52.78%) Banking
2 188 (52.22%) Finance
3 145 (40.28%) Project Management
4 118 (32.78%) Stakeholder Management
5 84 (23.33%) PRINCE2
6 60 (16.67%) Retail
7 56 (15.56%) Agile Software Development
7 56 (15.56%) Migration
8 52 (14.44%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 52 (14.44%) Retail Banking
9 37 (10.28%) Scrum
9 37 (10.28%) Data Centre
10 24 (6.67%) Risk Management
11 19 (5.28%) Law
12 18 (5.00%) Windows
13 17 (4.72%) Project Planning
13 17 (4.72%) MS Project
13 17 (4.72%) Microsoft
14 15 (4.17%) Management Information System
14 15 (4.17%) Programme Management
15 14 (3.89%) Resource Management
16 13 (3.61%) Project Governance
16 13 (3.61%) Oracle
17 12 (3.33%) Change Management
17 12 (3.33%) Sitecore
17 12 (3.33%) QA
18 11 (3.06%) Analytical Skills
18 11 (3.06%) JIRA
18 11 (3.06%) Data Migration
18 11 (3.06%) Service Delivery

Project Manager
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region that cited Project Manager in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Project Manager in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 7 (1.94%) SharePoint
2 5 (1.39%) Drupal
3 4 (1.11%) WebSphere
4 3 (0.83%) CMS
4 3 (0.83%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (0.28%) Confluence
5 1 (0.28%) JBoss
5 1 (0.28%) SAS
5 1 (0.28%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 17 (4.72%) MS Project
2 9 (2.50%) MS Excel
3 7 (1.94%) MS Office
4 6 (1.67%) MS Visio
5 5 (1.39%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (0.83%) Primavera
2 2 (0.56%) PeopleSoft HRMS
3 1 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.28%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.28%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.28%) PeopleSoft Financials
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.56%) SaaS
2 1 (0.28%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.11%) Network Security
2 3 (0.83%) Firewall
2 3 (0.83%) LAN
2 3 (0.83%) VoIP
2 3 (0.83%) WAN
3 1 (0.28%) ATM
3 1 (0.28%) Intranet
3 1 (0.28%) Skype
3 1 (0.28%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (1.39%) Data Warehouse
1 5 (1.39%) GIS
2 4 (1.11%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
3 3 (0.83%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (0.56%) SQL Server
5 1 (0.28%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 11 (3.06%) JIRA
General
1 190 (52.78%) Banking
2 188 (52.22%) Finance
3 60 (16.67%) Retail
4 52 (14.44%) Retail Banking
5 19 (5.28%) Law
6 6 (1.67%) Legal
7 4 (1.11%) Marketing
8 3 (0.83%) Financial Institution
8 3 (0.83%) German Language
9 2 (0.56%) Advertising
9 2 (0.56%) Back Office
9 2 (0.56%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.28%) Front Office
10 1 (0.28%) Local Government
10 1 (0.28%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.28%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (2.22%) Middleware
2 2 (0.56%) .NET
3 1 (0.28%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 37 (10.28%) Data Centre
2 15 (4.17%) Management Information System
3 11 (3.06%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (2.50%) Mainframe
5 3 (0.83%) PKI
5 3 (0.83%) Social Media
6 2 (0.56%) Clustering
6 2 (0.56%) Hedge funds
6 2 (0.56%) Online Banking
6 2 (0.56%) PMI
7 1 (0.28%) Credit Risk
7 1 (0.28%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.28%) e-Learning
7 1 (0.28%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 18 (5.00%) Windows
2 10 (2.78%) Unix
3 4 (1.11%) Solaris
3 4 (1.11%) Windows 10
3 4 (1.11%) Windows 7
4 3 (0.83%) Windows Server
5 2 (0.56%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.28%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 145 (40.28%) Project Management
2 118 (32.78%) Stakeholder Management
3 84 (23.33%) PRINCE2
4 56 (15.56%) Agile Software Development
4 56 (15.56%) Migration
5 37 (10.28%) Scrum
6 24 (6.67%) Risk Management
7 17 (4.72%) Project Planning
8 15 (4.17%) Programme Management
9 14 (3.89%) Resource Management
10 13 (3.61%) Project Governance
11 12 (3.33%) Change Management
12 11 (3.06%) Data Migration
12 11 (3.06%) Service Delivery
13 9 (2.50%) Contingency Planning
14 8 (2.22%) Change Control
14 8 (2.22%) People Management
14 8 (2.22%) Target Operating Model
15 7 (1.94%) Stakeholder Engagement
15 7 (1.94%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (0.56%) C
1 2 (0.56%) Java
2 1 (0.28%) C#
2 1 (0.28%) JavaScript
2 1 (0.28%) PHP
2 1 (0.28%) PL/SQL
2 1 (0.28%) SQL
2 1 (0.28%) VB
2 1 (0.28%) VB6
Qualifications
1 52 (14.44%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 9 (2.50%) Security Cleared
3 7 (1.94%) PMI Certification
3 7 (1.94%) PMP
4 3 (0.83%) APMP
4 3 (0.83%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (0.28%) CISM
5 1 (0.28%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.33%) QA
2 3 (0.83%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.28%) COREP
3 1 (0.28%) FINREP
3 1 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.28%) SEPA
System Software
1 10 (2.78%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.39%) RACF
3 3 (0.83%) XenApp
4 1 (0.28%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (0.56%) CA Single Sign-On
2 1 (0.28%) SCCM
Vendors
1 17 (4.72%) Microsoft
2 13 (3.61%) Oracle
3 12 (3.33%) Sitecore
4 5 (1.39%) Citrix
5 4 (1.11%) CA
5 4 (1.11%) PeopleSoft
5 4 (1.11%) Planview
5 4 (1.11%) ServiceNow
6 3 (0.83%) Cisco
7 2 (0.56%) HP
7 2 (0.56%) IBM
7 2 (0.56%) NetApp
7 2 (0.56%) Remedy
8 1 (0.28%) Avaya
8 1 (0.28%) Charles River
8 1 (0.28%) Pega
8 1 (0.28%) SAP
8 1 (0.28%) TSYS
8 1 (0.28%) VMware
8 1 (0.28%) VocaLink
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