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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Project Manager
Rank 12 14 18
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 290 239 199
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 9.96% 9.45% 8.03%
As % of the Job Titles category 10.70% 10.27% 8.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 151 150 112
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£410 £396 £397
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.53% -0.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £290 £309
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £501 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £408 £400
% change year-on-year
+1.22% +1.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £39.00 - £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.75 £36.00 £37.80
% change year-on-year
-0.69% -4.76%
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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
2711 2327 2306
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 93.07% 92.01% 93.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 1422 1299 1116
Average daily rate £365 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.68% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £239 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £483 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 73 58
Average hourly rate £16.00 £18.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +16.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £32.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -2.85%

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 22 May 2015.

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 22 May 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 +2 152 £425 +6.25% 9
Glasgow +14 87 £410 +12.71% 7
West Lothian +6 15 £325 -23.07% 2
Stirling +3 9 £475 +18.75%
Renfrewshire +2 9 £340 +3.03%
North Lanarkshire - 9 £295 -
Fife - 6 - -
Aberdeen -8 4 £382 -7.39% 1
West Dunbartonshire 0 1 - -
Argyll and Bute - 1 £393 -
Strathclyde - 1 £325 -
Orkney Islands - 1 - -
Project Manager
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Project Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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.

1 285 (46.42%) Project Management
2 273 (44.46%) Finance
3 188 (30.62%) Banking
4 168 (27.36%) Stakeholder Management
5 134 (21.82%) PRINCE2
6 74 (12.05%) Migration
7 57 (9.28%) Agile Software Development
8 53 (8.63%) Change Management
9 50 (8.14%) Project Planning
10 43 (7.00%) Retail
10 43 (7.00%) Security Cleared
11 39 (6.35%) Oracle
12 38 (6.19%) PMI Certification
13 37 (6.03%) SC Cleared
13 37 (6.03%) Analytical Skills
14 35 (5.70%) PMP
14 35 (5.70%) Risk Management
15 34 (5.54%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 32 (5.21%) ITIL
16 32 (5.21%) Windows
17 31 (5.05%) Asset Management
18 30 (4.89%) Microsoft
19 29 (4.72%) Investment Management
20 28 (4.56%) MS Project
21 27 (4.40%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
22 25 (4.07%) Business Analysis
23 24 (3.91%) Retail Banking
24 23 (3.75%) PRINCE
24 23 (3.75%) People Management
25 20 (3.26%) Data Migration

Project Manager
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 10 (1.63%) SharePoint
2 9 (1.47%) Documentum
2 9 (1.47%) Captiva
3 7 (1.14%) Lync
4 4 (0.65%) CMS
4 4 (0.65%) SAS
5 2 (0.33%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (0.16%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.16%) FileNet
6 1 (0.16%) CICS
6 1 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.16%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.16%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (0.16%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.16%) Confluence
Applications
1 28 (4.56%) MS Project
2 19 (3.09%) MS Office
3 18 (2.93%) MS Excel
4 15 (2.44%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.65%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (0.65%) Markit EDM
2 2 (0.33%) Primavera
3 1 (0.16%) Oracle 11i
3 1 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.16%) HiPortfolio
3 1 (0.16%) MultiFonds
3 1 (0.16%) Workday HCM
3 1 (0.16%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.33%) SaaS
1 2 (0.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
2 1 (0.16%) Office 365
2 1 (0.16%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 10 (1.63%) LAN
1 10 (1.63%) WAN
2 8 (1.30%) Network Security
3 7 (1.14%) Firewall
4 6 (0.98%) VoIP
5 5 (0.81%) SAN
6 3 (0.49%) Intranet
7 2 (0.33%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (0.16%) SDH
8 1 (0.16%) VPN
8 1 (0.16%) 3G
8 1 (0.16%) MPLS
8 1 (0.16%) IP Telephony
8 1 (0.16%) Unified Communications
8 1 (0.16%) 4G
8 1 (0.16%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (2.93%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (0.81%) DataStage
3 4 (0.65%) SQL Server
4 3 (0.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.16%) Oracle8/8i Database
5 1 (0.16%) DB2
5 1 (0.16%) SAP BW
5 1 (0.16%) Data Mart
5 1 (0.16%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.16%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 5 (0.81%) JIRA
2 1 (0.16%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (0.16%) Oracle APEX
General
1 273 (44.46%) Finance
2 188 (30.62%) Banking
3 43 (7.00%) Retail
4 24 (3.91%) Retail Banking
5 17 (2.77%) Law
6 14 (2.28%) Legal
7 12 (1.95%) Telecoms
8 11 (1.79%) Investment Banking
9 8 (1.30%) Front Office
10 6 (0.98%) Back Office
11 4 (0.65%) Private Banking
11 4 (0.65%) Marketing
11 4 (0.65%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.33%) Billing
12 2 (0.33%) Advertising
12 2 (0.33%) Publishing
12 2 (0.33%) Military
12 2 (0.33%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.16%) Manufacturing
13 1 (0.16%) Korean Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (1.30%) .NET
2 4 (0.65%) HTML
3 3 (0.49%) Spring
3 3 (0.49%) HTML5
4 1 (0.16%) CSS
4 1 (0.16%) JSP
4 1 (0.16%) Web Services
4 1 (0.16%) XML
4 1 (0.16%) CPAN
4 1 (0.16%) Mason
4 1 (0.16%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 37 (6.03%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (1.95%) Economics
3 10 (1.63%) Reference Data
3 10 (1.63%) Management Information System
4 8 (1.30%) NHS
5 7 (1.14%) Derivative
6 6 (0.98%) Enterprise Software
6 6 (0.98%) Credit Risk
6 6 (0.98%) Mainframe
7 5 (0.81%) Data Integration
8 4 (0.65%) PMI
9 3 (0.49%) User Experience
10 2 (0.33%) Enterprise Cloud
10 2 (0.33%) Performance Metrics
10 2 (0.33%) Enterprise Storage
10 2 (0.33%) Handset
10 2 (0.33%) Fixed Income
11 1 (0.16%) GIS
11 1 (0.16%) Blackberry
11 1 (0.16%) LIMS
Operating Systems
1 32 (5.21%) Windows
2 10 (1.63%) Windows 7
3 7 (1.14%) Linux
4 5 (0.81%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (0.49%) UNIX
6 2 (0.33%) Android
6 2 (0.33%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (0.33%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.16%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.16%) Solaris
7 1 (0.16%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.16%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 285 (46.42%) Project Management
2 168 (27.36%) Stakeholder Management
3 134 (21.82%) PRINCE2
4 74 (12.05%) Migration
5 57 (9.28%) Agile Software Development
6 53 (8.63%) Change Management
7 50 (8.14%) Project Planning
8 35 (5.70%) Risk Management
9 32 (5.21%) ITIL
10 31 (5.05%) Asset Management
11 29 (4.72%) Investment Management
12 25 (4.07%) Business Analysis
13 23 (3.75%) PRINCE
13 23 (3.75%) People Management
14 20 (3.26%) Data Migration
14 20 (3.26%) Supplier Management
15 18 (2.93%) Matrix Management
16 16 (2.61%) Change Control
17 14 (2.28%) Resource Management
18 13 (2.12%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 15 (2.44%) Java
2 14 (2.28%) SQL
3 8 (1.30%) C
4 5 (0.81%) PL/SQL
5 3 (0.49%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.16%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 43 (7.00%) Security Cleared
2 38 (6.19%) PMI Certification
3 37 (6.03%) SC Cleared
4 35 (5.70%) PMP
5 34 (5.54%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 27 (4.40%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 16 (2.61%) Degree
8 8 (1.30%) ISEB
9 4 (0.65%) APMP
10 3 (0.49%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.16%) Oracle Certification
11 1 (0.16%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (1.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (1.14%) QA
3 4 (0.65%) FATCA
4 2 (0.33%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.33%) COBIT
4 2 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.16%) SLA
5 1 (0.16%) MiFID
5 1 (0.16%) EMIR
5 1 (0.16%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (0.81%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.65%) Xen
3 3 (0.49%) XenApp
4 1 (0.16%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.16%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (0.16%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 39 (6.35%) Oracle
2 30 (4.89%) Microsoft
3 12 (1.95%) Cisco
4 11 (1.79%) EMC
5 8 (1.30%) Citrix
6 7 (1.14%) Vignette
6 7 (1.14%) IBM
7 6 (0.98%) SAP
8 5 (0.81%) PeopleSoft
9 4 (0.65%) Teradata
9 4 (0.65%) VMware
9 4 (0.65%) HP
9 4 (0.65%) Avaya
9 4 (0.65%) Business Objects
10 3 (0.49%) Informatica
11 2 (0.33%) Sitecore
11 2 (0.33%) ServiceNow
11 2 (0.33%) CODA
11 2 (0.33%) Sun
11 2 (0.33%) Juniper
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