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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Project Manager
Rank 13 16 12
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 258 209 214
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 9.35% 8.57% 9.74%
As % of the Job Titles category 9.93% 9.32% 10.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 139 104 124
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£400 £396 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.01% +5.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £309 £306 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £36.25 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £39.80 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-3.26% +22.46%
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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
2599 2243 2063
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 94.23% 91.93% 93.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 1379 1118 1078
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 £250 £225 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 80 68
Average hourly rate £16.16 £16.72 £16.72
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.34% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £42.20 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 24 December 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
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 24 December 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 +1 154 £438 +10.47% 12
Glasgow +3 59 £375 -4.45% 5
Aberdeen +13 6 £350 -6.66% 1
Stirling -9 5 £350 -18.12% 1
Highlands -3 4 £325 +12.06% 1
West Lothian +11 3 £330 -17.50% 2
Dundee - - - -
Fife - - - - 1
Morayshire - - - -
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Project Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

1 232 (42.65%) Project Management
2 203 (37.32%) Finance
3 145 (26.65%) Banking
4 137 (25.18%) Stakeholder Management
5 126 (23.16%) PRINCE2
6 73 (13.42%) Migration
7 59 (10.85%) Change Management
8 56 (10.29%) Retail
9 47 (8.64%) Retail Banking
10 42 (7.72%) Oracle
11 39 (7.17%) Security Cleared
12 38 (6.99%) SC Cleared
12 38 (6.99%) Project Planning
13 37 (6.80%) ITIL
14 35 (6.43%) Agile Software Development
15 34 (6.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 27 (4.96%) Data Warehouse
16 27 (4.96%) MS Project
16 27 (4.96%) Risk Management
16 27 (4.96%) PMP
16 27 (4.96%) PMI Certification
17 26 (4.78%) Data Migration
18 25 (4.60%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
18 25 (4.60%) Asset Management
19 24 (4.41%) Investment Management
19 24 (4.41%) Analytical Skills
20 23 (4.23%) People Management
21 21 (3.86%) MS Excel
22 19 (3.49%) Microsoft
22 19 (3.49%) Front Office

Project Manager
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 13 (2.39%) SharePoint
2 6 (1.10%) SAS
3 4 (0.74%) TWiki
4 3 (0.55%) CMS
4 3 (0.55%) Lync
4 3 (0.55%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (0.37%) JBoss
6 1 (0.18%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.18%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.18%) MS Project Server
6 1 (0.18%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 27 (4.96%) MS Project
2 21 (3.86%) MS Excel
3 13 (2.39%) MS Office
4 11 (2.02%) MS PowerPoint
5 10 (1.84%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.55%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.18%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 9 (1.65%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (0.74%) Oracle General Ledger
3 3 (0.55%) Oracle iProcurement
3 3 (0.55%) Oracle Payables
3 3 (0.55%) Oracle Receivables
3 3 (0.55%) Agresso
4 2 (0.37%) Oracle 11i
4 2 (0.37%) Maximo
5 1 (0.18%) MultiFonds
5 1 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.18%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.18%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.18%) HiPortfolio
5 1 (0.18%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 1 (0.18%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.18%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 5 (0.92%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (0.37%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 5 (0.92%) LAN
1 5 (0.92%) WAN
2 4 (0.74%) VoIP
3 3 (0.55%) Intranet
4 2 (0.37%) Wireless
4 2 (0.37%) IP Telephony
5 1 (0.18%) Network Security
5 1 (0.18%) Internet
5 1 (0.18%) MPLS
5 1 (0.18%) PPP
5 1 (0.18%) ATM
5 1 (0.18%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (4.96%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (1.29%) SQL Server
3 3 (0.55%) Relational Database
4 2 (0.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (0.37%) BusinessObjects XI
5 1 (0.18%) IBM InfoSphere
5 1 (0.18%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.18%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.18%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.18%) DataStage
5 1 (0.18%) BODI
Development Applications
1 6 (1.10%) JIRA
2 2 (0.37%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.18%) Dreamweaver
General
1 203 (37.32%) Finance
2 145 (26.65%) Banking
3 56 (10.29%) Retail
4 47 (8.64%) Retail Banking
5 19 (3.49%) Front Office
6 18 (3.31%) Manufacturing
7 14 (2.57%) Advertising
8 11 (2.02%) Investment Banking
9 8 (1.47%) Legal
10 7 (1.29%) Telecoms
11 5 (0.92%) Back Office
11 5 (0.92%) Marketing
12 4 (0.74%) Pharmaceutical
13 3 (0.55%) Electronics
13 3 (0.55%) Military
14 2 (0.37%) Billing
14 2 (0.37%) Aerospace
15 1 (0.18%) Law
15 1 (0.18%) Publishing
15 1 (0.18%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (1.10%) .NET
2 3 (0.55%) HTML
3 2 (0.37%) Middleware
3 2 (0.37%) ASP.NET
3 2 (0.37%) JSP
4 1 (0.18%) Web Services
4 1 (0.18%) XHTML
4 1 (0.18%) CSS
4 1 (0.18%) Mason
4 1 (0.18%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 24 (4.41%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (2.94%) Derivative
3 15 (2.76%) Economics
4 13 (2.39%) NHS
5 12 (2.21%) Management Information System
6 9 (1.65%) Digital Media
7 7 (1.29%) Reference Data
8 6 (1.10%) SCADA
8 6 (1.10%) Credit Risk
8 6 (1.10%) Mainframe
8 6 (1.10%) PMI
9 4 (0.74%) Fixed Income
9 4 (0.74%) Equities
9 4 (0.74%) Data Integration
10 3 (0.55%) User Experience
10 3 (0.55%) Mobile App
10 3 (0.55%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (0.55%) PACS
10 3 (0.55%) e-Health
11 2 (0.37%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 18 (3.31%) Windows
2 10 (1.84%) Windows 7
3 2 (0.37%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (0.37%) Linux
3 2 (0.37%) Windows 8
4 1 (0.18%) Android
4 1 (0.18%) AIX
4 1 (0.18%) UNIX
4 1 (0.18%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 232 (42.65%) Project Management
2 137 (25.18%) Stakeholder Management
3 126 (23.16%) PRINCE2
4 73 (13.42%) Migration
5 59 (10.85%) Change Management
6 38 (6.99%) Project Planning
7 37 (6.80%) ITIL
8 35 (6.43%) Agile Software Development
9 27 (4.96%) Risk Management
10 26 (4.78%) Data Migration
11 25 (4.60%) Asset Management
12 24 (4.41%) Investment Management
13 23 (4.23%) People Management
14 18 (3.31%) Supplier Management
14 18 (3.31%) Programme Management
14 18 (3.31%) Business Intelligence
15 17 (3.13%) PRINCE
15 17 (3.13%) Change Control
16 16 (2.94%) Business Analysis
16 16 (2.94%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (2.02%) SQL
2 7 (1.29%) Java
3 4 (0.74%) C
4 2 (0.37%) JavaScript
4 2 (0.37%) PL/SQL
5 1 (0.18%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 39 (7.17%) Security Cleared
2 38 (6.99%) SC Cleared
3 34 (6.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 27 (4.96%) PMP
4 27 (4.96%) PMI Certification
5 25 (4.60%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 14 (2.57%) Degree
7 4 (0.74%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (0.37%) CISSP
8 2 (0.37%) ISTQB
8 2 (0.37%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.37%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.18%) Oracle Certification
9 1 (0.18%) Six Sigma Black Belt
9 1 (0.18%) ACCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (2.02%) QA
2 7 (1.29%) EMIR
3 3 (0.55%) Solvency II
4 2 (0.37%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.37%) SLA
4 2 (0.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.18%) AIFMD
5 1 (0.18%) UCITS
5 1 (0.18%) FATCA
System Software
1 7 (1.29%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.18%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 2 (0.37%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.18%) SCCM
2 1 (0.18%) SCOM
Vendors
1 42 (7.72%) Oracle
2 19 (3.49%) Microsoft
3 11 (2.02%) IBM
3 11 (2.02%) HP
4 10 (1.84%) Business Objects
5 7 (1.29%) Informatica
6 6 (1.10%) Teradata
6 6 (1.10%) Chordiant
7 5 (0.92%) Citrix
7 5 (0.92%) Cisco
7 5 (0.92%) VMware
8 3 (0.55%) Charles River
8 3 (0.55%) Salesforce.com
8 3 (0.55%) Cognos
9 2 (0.37%) PeopleSoft
9 2 (0.37%) Sybase
9 2 (0.37%) Bloomberg
9 2 (0.37%) NetApp
9 2 (0.37%) Planview
9 2 (0.37%) thinkFolio
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