The table below looks at the statistics for the Project Manager role 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 Manager in their job title over the 3 months to 18 September 2014 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Project Manager
Rank 12 8 10
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 289 292 264
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 10.39% 12.02% 10.04%
As % of the Job Titles category 11.16% 12.87% 10.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 142 148 143
Average daily rate
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£425 £396 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.32% -4.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £341 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £511 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 4
Average hourly rate £108.13 £27.98 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+286.43% -25.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.63 £8.65 £30.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £161.63 £44.89 £53.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
- -18.91%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Scotland 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
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2589 2268 2464
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 93.10% 93.37% 93.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 1370 1086 1160
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £221 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £491 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 88 119
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.86 £17.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.79% -2.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.25 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £32.50 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

Project Manager
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

Project Manager Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Project Manager
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Project Manager Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

Project Manager
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Project Manager across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 18 September 2014.

Project Manager Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

Project Manager
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Project Manager Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

Project Manager
Hourly Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Project Manager across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 18 September 2014.

Project Manager Hourly Rate Histogram in Scotland

Project Manager
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 Manager within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 18 September 2014. 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 -2 163 £450 +13.63% 15
Glasgow +5 81 £400 +6.66% 7
Highlands - 13 £400 -
Renfrewshire -4 11 £423 -
Stirling -9 5 £410 -6.28% 1
Fife +4 2 £381 +12.96% 1
Aberdeen -18 2 £425 +6.25%
Midlothian - - - -
West Lothian - - - - 1
Aberdeenshire - - - -
Ayrshire - - - -
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Project Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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.

1 237 (44.13%) Project Management
2 198 (36.87%) Finance
3 148 (27.56%) Stakeholder Management
4 132 (24.58%) PRINCE2
5 120 (22.35%) Banking
6 60 (11.17%) Migration
7 59 (10.99%) Retail
8 54 (10.06%) Change Management
9 47 (8.75%) Oracle
10 43 (8.01%) Retail Banking
11 38 (7.08%) Agile Software Development
12 35 (6.52%) Security Cleared
13 33 (6.15%) MS Project
13 33 (6.15%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 28 (5.21%) Project Planning
15 26 (4.84%) Risk Management
16 25 (4.66%) Asset Management
16 25 (4.66%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 25 (4.66%) SC Cleared
16 25 (4.66%) Stakeholder Engagement
17 24 (4.47%) Data Warehouse
18 23 (4.28%) Microsoft
19 21 (3.91%) Front Office
19 21 (3.91%) Supplier Management
20 19 (3.54%) MS Excel
20 19 (3.54%) ITIL
21 18 (3.35%) Business Intelligence
21 18 (3.35%) Business Analysis
21 18 (3.35%) Analytical Skills
22 17 (3.17%) People Management

Project Manager
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 15 (2.79%) SharePoint
2 4 (0.74%) SAS
2 4 (0.74%) Lync
2 4 (0.74%) TWiki
3 3 (0.56%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (0.37%) CMS
4 2 (0.37%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.19%) IIS
5 1 (0.19%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.19%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (0.19%) MS Project Server
5 1 (0.19%) WordPress
Applications
1 33 (6.15%) MS Project
2 19 (3.54%) MS Excel
3 11 (2.05%) MS Visio
3 11 (2.05%) MS Office
4 6 (1.12%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.56%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 11 (2.05%) Oracle EBS
2 8 (1.49%) Agresso
3 3 (0.56%) Oracle Applications
3 3 (0.56%) Oracle General Ledger
3 3 (0.56%) Oracle iProcurement
3 3 (0.56%) Oracle Payables
3 3 (0.56%) Oracle Receivables
4 2 (0.37%) Markit EDM
4 2 (0.37%) Maximo
5 1 (0.19%) LatentZero
5 1 (0.19%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.19%) ResourceLink
5 1 (0.19%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.19%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.12%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.19%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (1.49%) ATM
2 4 (0.74%) LAN
2 4 (0.74%) WAN
3 2 (0.37%) 4G
3 2 (0.37%) PBX
3 2 (0.37%) Intranet
4 1 (0.19%) MPLS
4 1 (0.19%) Wireless
4 1 (0.19%) IP Telephony
4 1 (0.19%) Network Security
4 1 (0.19%) VoIP
4 1 (0.19%) Broadband
4 1 (0.19%) PPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (4.47%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (1.12%) SQL Server
3 4 (0.74%) Relational Database
4 3 (0.56%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (0.37%) Data Mart
5 2 (0.37%) BusinessObjects XI
6 1 (0.19%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.19%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 4 (0.74%) JIRA
2 2 (0.37%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 198 (36.87%) Finance
2 120 (22.35%) Banking
3 59 (10.99%) Retail
4 43 (8.01%) Retail Banking
5 21 (3.91%) Front Office
6 16 (2.98%) Manufacturing
7 10 (1.86%) Advertising
7 10 (1.86%) Investment Banking
8 9 (1.68%) Back Office
9 6 (1.12%) Legal
10 5 (0.93%) Telecoms
11 3 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
11 3 (0.56%) Publishing
11 3 (0.56%) Local Government
11 3 (0.56%) Billing
11 3 (0.56%) Marketing
12 2 (0.37%) Aerospace
12 2 (0.37%) International Banking
12 2 (0.37%) Private Banking
13 1 (0.19%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (0.74%) .NET
1 4 (0.74%) Velocity
2 2 (0.37%) HTML
2 2 (0.37%) ASP.NET
2 2 (0.37%) JSP
2 2 (0.37%) Web Services
2 2 (0.37%) CGI
3 1 (0.19%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 18 (3.35%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (3.17%) Derivative
3 13 (2.42%) Fixed Income
4 12 (2.23%) Economics
5 10 (1.86%) Management Information System
6 9 (1.68%) Digital Media
7 7 (1.30%) PMI
8 5 (0.93%) NHS
8 5 (0.93%) Mainframe
8 5 (0.93%) Equities
8 5 (0.93%) SCADA
9 4 (0.74%) GIS
10 3 (0.56%) PACS
10 3 (0.56%) e-Health
10 3 (0.56%) Reference Data
11 2 (0.37%) Credit Risk
11 2 (0.37%) Mobile App
12 1 (0.19%) Mobile Banking
12 1 (0.19%) Data Extraction
12 1 (0.19%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 11 (2.05%) Windows
2 6 (1.12%) Windows 7
3 2 (0.37%) Apple iOS
3 2 (0.37%) Android
4 1 (0.19%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.19%) AIX
4 1 (0.19%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 237 (44.13%) Project Management
2 148 (27.56%) Stakeholder Management
3 132 (24.58%) PRINCE2
4 60 (11.17%) Migration
5 54 (10.06%) Change Management
6 38 (7.08%) Agile Software Development
7 28 (5.21%) Project Planning
8 26 (4.84%) Risk Management
9 25 (4.66%) Asset Management
9 25 (4.66%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 21 (3.91%) Supplier Management
11 19 (3.54%) ITIL
12 18 (3.35%) Business Intelligence
12 18 (3.35%) Business Analysis
13 17 (3.17%) People Management
14 16 (2.98%) Service Delivery
15 15 (2.79%) Scrum
15 15 (2.79%) Investment Management
16 14 (2.61%) Data Migration
17 13 (2.42%) Business Transformation
Programming Languages
1 7 (1.30%) Java
2 6 (1.12%) SQL
3 2 (0.37%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.19%) Perl
4 1 (0.19%) C
4 1 (0.19%) C#
4 1 (0.19%) VB
4 1 (0.19%) VB6
Qualifications
1 35 (6.52%) Security Cleared
2 33 (6.15%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 25 (4.66%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 25 (4.66%) SC Cleared
4 16 (2.98%) PMI Certification
5 14 (2.61%) PMP
6 13 (2.42%) Degree
7 3 (0.56%) Six Sigma Green Belt
8 2 (0.37%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 2 (0.37%) Six Sigma Black Belt
8 2 (0.37%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.37%) ACCA
8 2 (0.37%) CISSP
8 2 (0.37%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.19%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.19%) CIMA
9 1 (0.19%) ISEB
9 1 (0.19%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (1.68%) QA
2 7 (1.30%) EMIR
3 4 (0.74%) Solvency II
4 3 (0.56%) SLA
5 1 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.19%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.19%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 5 (0.93%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.19%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.19%) vSphere
3 1 (0.19%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 2 (0.37%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.19%) SCCM
Vendors
1 47 (8.75%) Oracle
2 23 (4.28%) Microsoft
3 11 (2.05%) Business Objects
4 10 (1.86%) VMware
5 7 (1.30%) Citrix
6 6 (1.12%) HP
6 6 (1.12%) Cisco
6 6 (1.12%) Charles River
7 5 (0.93%) Teradata
7 5 (0.93%) IBM
7 5 (0.93%) JBoss
7 5 (0.93%) Chordiant
8 4 (0.74%) Genesys
8 4 (0.74%) Informatica
9 2 (0.37%) Bloomberg
9 2 (0.37%) Gemalto
9 2 (0.37%) PeopleSoft
9 2 (0.37%) Sybase
10 1 (0.19%) SAP
10 1 (0.19%) Trillium
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