The table below looks at the statistics for Project Management skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Project Management over the 3 months to 23 January 2015 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Project Management
Rank 8 12 15
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +3
Contract jobs citing Project Management 306 227 178
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 11.54% 9.89% 8.81%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 14.96% 13.76% 12.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 175 122 101
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£395 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.25% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £321 £282
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £504 £498
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.53% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 1
Average hourly rate £47.50 £32.50 £60.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+46.15% -45.83%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £27.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+14.54% -15.38%
Project Management
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Scotland region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2045 1650 1374
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 77.11% 71.86% 68.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 1136 834 735
Average daily rate £390 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £395 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.40% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 35 19
Average hourly rate £28.50 £32.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.30% +18.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.77 £11.75 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.25 £52.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-7.27% -12.69%

Project Management
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Project Management across the Scotland region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Project Management Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Project Management
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Project Management Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

Project Management
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Project Management across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 23 January 2015.

Project Management Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

Project Management
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Project Management Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

Project Management
Hourly Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Project Management across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 23 January 2015.

Project Management Hourly Rate Histogram in Scotland

Project Management
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Project Management within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 23 January 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh -1 145 £423 +5.62% 17
Glasgow +1 83 £350 -11.39% 21
Renfrewshire - 26 £347 - 1
Aberdeen +12 16 £463 +25.42% 1
Stirling 0 12 £400 +5.96% 2
Fife -2 4 £338 +17.39%
West Lothian +6 3 £310 -22.50%
Highlands -2 1 - - 1
North Lanarkshire - 1 - - 1
Lothian - - - -
West Dunbartonshire - - - -
Morayshire - - - - 1
Aberdeenshire - - - -
Dundee - - - -
Falkirk - - - -
Project Management
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Project Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region citing Project Management also 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 that cited Project Management.

1 172 (32.82%) Finance
2 125 (23.85%) PRINCE2
3 116 (22.14%) Stakeholder Management
4 88 (16.79%) Banking
5 82 (15.65%) Security Cleared
6 71 (13.55%) SC Cleared
7 70 (13.36%) Change Management
8 69 (13.17%) ITIL
9 65 (12.40%) MS Excel
10 60 (11.45%) Business Analysis
11 57 (10.88%) Agile Software Development
11 57 (10.88%) Project Planning
12 47 (8.97%) Migration
13 45 (8.59%) MS Project
14 44 (8.40%) Analytical Skills
15 42 (8.02%) Oracle
16 41 (7.82%) Microsoft
17 36 (6.87%) PMI Certification
18 35 (6.68%) PMP
18 35 (6.68%) MS Office
19 31 (5.92%) SQL
20 28 (5.34%) Risk Management
21 26 (4.96%) Retail
21 26 (4.96%) MS PowerPoint
22 25 (4.77%) Degree
23 24 (4.58%) SQL Server
24 23 (4.39%) SharePoint
25 22 (4.20%) Economics
26 21 (4.01%) Service Management
26 21 (4.01%) GAP Analysis

Project Management
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region citing Project Management also 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 that cited Project Management. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 23 (4.39%) SharePoint
2 12 (2.29%) JBoss
3 8 (1.53%) MS Project Server
4 7 (1.34%) WebSphere
5 6 (1.15%) SharePoint 2010
5 6 (1.15%) WebSphere Application Server
6 5 (0.95%) IBM Notes
7 4 (0.76%) SAS
7 4 (0.76%) IIS
7 4 (0.76%) CMS
8 3 (0.57%) MS Exchange
8 3 (0.57%) SharePoint Server
8 3 (0.57%) WordPress
8 3 (0.57%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (0.38%) FileNet
10 1 (0.19%) Documentum
10 1 (0.19%) Apache
Applications
1 65 (12.40%) MS Excel
2 45 (8.59%) MS Project
3 35 (6.68%) MS Office
4 26 (4.96%) MS PowerPoint
5 12 (2.29%) MS Visio
6 6 (1.15%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (1.15%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (0.76%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.57%) Tridion
3 3 (0.57%) Remedy AR System
4 2 (0.38%) Agresso
4 2 (0.38%) Oracle 11i
5 1 (0.19%) Maximo
5 1 (0.19%) FileNet Content Manager
5 1 (0.19%) HiPortfolio
5 1 (0.19%) MultiFonds
5 1 (0.19%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.19%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.76%) SaaS
1 4 (0.76%) PaaS
1 4 (0.76%) IaaS
2 3 (0.57%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.19%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 4 (0.76%) Firewall
2 3 (0.57%) LAN
2 3 (0.57%) TCP/IP
2 3 (0.57%) VPN
2 3 (0.57%) Cisco IOS
2 3 (0.57%) Network Security
2 3 (0.57%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 2 (0.38%) VLAN
3 2 (0.38%) Intrusion Detection
3 2 (0.38%) HTTP
4 1 (0.19%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (0.19%) 2G
4 1 (0.19%) WAN
4 1 (0.19%) Broadband
4 1 (0.19%) Internet
4 1 (0.19%) 3G
4 1 (0.19%) PPP
4 1 (0.19%) SSL
4 1 (0.19%) SAN
4 1 (0.19%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (4.58%) SQL Server
2 15 (2.86%) MS Access
3 14 (2.67%) Data Warehouse
4 8 (1.53%) Relational Database
5 6 (1.15%) Crystal Reports
6 4 (0.76%) RDBMS
7 3 (0.57%) IDOL
7 3 (0.57%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.19%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.19%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.19%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.19%) SAP BW
8 1 (0.19%) DataStage
8 1 (0.19%) SAP BI
8 1 (0.19%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 6 (1.15%) Visual Studio
2 5 (0.95%) JIRA
3 4 (0.76%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (0.57%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 3 (0.57%) ClearCase
4 3 (0.57%) PeopleTools
5 2 (0.38%) LoadRunner
General
1 172 (32.82%) Finance
2 88 (16.79%) Banking
3 26 (4.96%) Retail
4 19 (3.63%) Retail Banking
5 8 (1.53%) Telecoms
5 8 (1.53%) Front Office
6 7 (1.34%) Marketing
7 6 (1.15%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.57%) Law
8 3 (0.57%) Legal
8 3 (0.57%) Advertising
8 3 (0.57%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.38%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.19%) Military
10 1 (0.19%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.19%) Electronics
10 1 (0.19%) Publishing
10 1 (0.19%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.19%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 242 (46.18%) Project Manager
2 81 (15.46%) Analyst
3 52 (9.92%) Business Analyst
4 27 (5.15%) Developer
4 27 (5.15%) Consultant
5 24 (4.58%) Programme Manager
6 19 (3.63%) Change Manager
6 19 (3.63%) IT Project Manager
7 17 (3.24%) Coordinator
8 15 (2.86%) ScrumMaster
9 14 (2.67%) Business Manager
10 12 (2.29%) Infrastructure Project Manager
10 12 (2.29%) Project Coordinator
10 12 (2.29%) Infrastructure Manager
11 10 (1.91%) Senior Analyst
12 9 (1.72%) Project Planner
12 9 (1.72%) Senior Business Analyst
12 9 (1.72%) PMO Analyst
12 9 (1.72%) Security Manager
13 8 (1.53%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (3.24%) .NET
2 9 (1.72%) ASP.NET
3 7 (1.34%) HTML
4 6 (1.15%) XML
5 5 (0.95%) CSS
5 5 (0.95%) .NET Framework
6 4 (0.76%) ASP.NET MVC
6 4 (0.76%) WebSphere Message Broker
6 4 (0.76%) Web Services
6 4 (0.76%) JSP
7 3 (0.57%) Classic ASP
7 3 (0.57%) Velocity
8 2 (0.38%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 1 (0.19%) Hibernate
9 1 (0.19%) SOAP
9 1 (0.19%) CGI
9 1 (0.19%) Spring
9 1 (0.19%) JSON
9 1 (0.19%) Application Packaging
9 1 (0.19%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 44 (8.40%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (4.20%) Economics
3 17 (3.24%) Management Information System
4 11 (2.10%) PMI
5 8 (1.53%) Derivative
6 6 (1.15%) Open Source
6 6 (1.15%) NHS
7 4 (0.76%) Reference Data
7 4 (0.76%) PKI
8 3 (0.57%) CMDB
8 3 (0.57%) Computer Science
8 3 (0.57%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.38%) User Experience
9 2 (0.38%) Fat Client
9 2 (0.38%) Credit Risk
9 2 (0.38%) CESG
9 2 (0.38%) Smartcard
9 2 (0.38%) Thin Client
9 2 (0.38%) Client/Server
9 2 (0.38%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 18 (3.44%) Windows
2 7 (1.34%) Linux
3 6 (1.15%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (0.95%) UNIX
4 5 (0.95%) Windows 7
5 4 (0.76%) Windows 2000
6 3 (0.57%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (0.57%) Mac OS X
7 2 (0.38%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.19%) AIX
8 1 (0.19%) Solaris
8 1 (0.19%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.19%) Tru64
8 1 (0.19%) Android
8 1 (0.19%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 125 (23.85%) PRINCE2
2 116 (22.14%) Stakeholder Management
3 70 (13.36%) Change Management
4 69 (13.17%) ITIL
5 60 (11.45%) Business Analysis
6 57 (10.88%) Agile Software Development
6 57 (10.88%) Project Planning
7 47 (8.97%) Migration
8 28 (5.34%) Risk Management
9 21 (4.01%) Service Management
9 21 (4.01%) GAP Analysis
10 20 (3.82%) PRINCE
10 20 (3.82%) Asset Management
11 19 (3.63%) Investment Management
11 19 (3.63%) Scrum
12 18 (3.44%) Data Modelling
12 18 (3.44%) Change Control
13 17 (3.24%) Use Case
13 17 (3.24%) Data Analysis
13 17 (3.24%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 31 (5.92%) SQL
2 19 (3.63%) Java
3 12 (2.29%) VBA
4 11 (2.10%) C
4 11 (2.10%) C#
5 8 (1.53%) JavaScript
6 3 (0.57%) T-SQL
6 3 (0.57%) VB.NET
6 3 (0.57%) PeopleCode
6 3 (0.57%) SQR
7 1 (0.19%) ABAP
7 1 (0.19%) PHP
7 1 (0.19%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 82 (15.65%) Security Cleared
2 71 (13.55%) SC Cleared
3 36 (6.87%) PMI Certification
4 35 (6.68%) PMP
5 25 (4.77%) Degree
6 17 (3.24%) ISEB
6 17 (3.24%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 12 (2.29%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 9 (1.72%) ITIL Certification
9 6 (1.15%) CISSP
10 5 (0.95%) CISM
11 4 (0.76%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 3 (0.57%) ISTQB
13 2 (0.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 1 (0.19%) MBA
14 1 (0.19%) HND
14 1 (0.19%) Oracle Certification
14 1 (0.19%) APMP
14 1 (0.19%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (2.48%) QA
2 12 (2.29%) Data Quality
3 10 (1.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (1.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 6 (1.15%) SLA
6 3 (0.57%) EMIR
7 2 (0.38%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.38%) JSP 440
8 1 (0.19%) ISO 9000
8 1 (0.19%) COBIT
8 1 (0.19%) MiFID
8 1 (0.19%) Solvency II
System Software
1 7 (1.34%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.19%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 4 (0.76%) HP Quality Center
1 4 (0.76%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 2 (0.38%) CA Wily
2 2 (0.38%) SCCM
3 1 (0.19%) EMC NetWorker
3 1 (0.19%) SCOM
Vendors
1 42 (8.02%) Oracle
2 41 (7.82%) Microsoft
3 18 (3.44%) HP
4 11 (2.10%) PeopleSoft
4 11 (2.10%) IBM
5 9 (1.72%) Remedy
6 7 (1.34%) Citrix
7 6 (1.15%) Cisco
7 6 (1.15%) Genesys
8 5 (0.95%) VMware
8 5 (0.95%) SAP
8 5 (0.95%) Primavera
8 5 (0.95%) EMC
8 5 (0.95%) Lotus
9 4 (0.76%) Fujitsu
9 4 (0.76%) Chordiant
10 3 (0.57%) Salesforce.com
10 3 (0.57%) Red Hat
10 3 (0.57%) BMC
10 3 (0.57%) F5
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