The table below looks at the statistics for the Software 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 Software Project Manager in their job title over the 3 months to 14 February 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.

Location
3 months to
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Project Manager
Rank 90 76 68
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Software Project Manager 3 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.21% 0.30% 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.32% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 1
Average daily rate £475 £425 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% +3.65%
UK excluding London average daily rate £409 £388 £403
% change year-on-year
+5.48% -3.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £62.50 - -
Software 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
1371 1258 1124
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 96.01% 95.88% 94.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 694 685 551
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £249
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 16 12
Average hourly rate £19.02 £24.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.75% +45.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.35 £47.50 £95.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

Software Project Manager
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

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

Software Project Manager Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

Software Project Manager
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Software Project Manager Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Software Project Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region that cited Software 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 Software Project Manager in their job title.

1 5 (50.00%) Oracle
2 4 (40.00%) Project Management
2 4 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (40.00%) Finance
3 3 (30.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (30.00%) MS Excel
3 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (30.00%) SDLC
4 2 (20.00%) Business Analysis
4 2 (20.00%) Supplier Management
4 2 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (20.00%) Statistics
4 2 (20.00%) Kanban
4 2 (20.00%) Analytics
4 2 (20.00%) Cybersecurity
4 2 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (20.00%) SharePoint
4 2 (20.00%) C#
4 2 (20.00%) JavaScript
4 2 (20.00%) .NET
4 2 (20.00%) PRINCE2
4 2 (20.00%) Scrum
4 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (20.00%) Banking
4 2 (20.00%) Data Management
4 2 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (10.00%) Retail
5 1 (10.00%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (10.00%) MS Project
5 1 (10.00%) PeopleSoft

Software Project Manager
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region that cited Software 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 Software Project Manager in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (20.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (10.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (30.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (10.00%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle Financials
1 1 (10.00%) PeopleSoft Financials
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 4 (40.00%) Finance
2 2 (20.00%) Banking
3 1 (10.00%) Retail
3 1 (10.00%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Statistics
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Project Management
2 3 (30.00%) SDLC
2 3 (30.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (20.00%) Analytics
3 2 (20.00%) Business Analysis
3 2 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (20.00%) Cybersecurity
3 2 (20.00%) Data Management
3 2 (20.00%) Kanban
3 2 (20.00%) PRINCE2
3 2 (20.00%) Scrum
3 2 (20.00%) Supplier Management
4 1 (10.00%) Change Management
4 1 (10.00%) Project Planning
4 1 (10.00%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) C#
1 2 (20.00%) JavaScript
Vendors
1 5 (50.00%) Oracle
2 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (10.00%) PeopleSoft
3 1 (10.00%) Planview