The median contractor rate for a Project Manager was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies in Aberdeen during the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Project Manager
Scotland / Aberdeen
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 16 12 12
Rank change year-on-year -4 0  
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 6 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Aberdeen 8.11% 8.33% 9.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.57% 8.51% 9.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 2
Median daily rate £475 £344 £382
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +38.18% -10.01%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £339 £356
10% offered a daily rate of more than £479 £349 £408
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £413
% change year-on-year - +3.03%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.00 £35.75 £39.00
% change year-on-year +3.49% -8.33%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Aberdeen. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Aberdeen
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 70 47 41
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Aberdeen 94.59% 97.92% 95.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 9 23
Median daily rate £151 £240 £230
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -37.29% +4.34%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £118 £110 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £341 £318
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 1 3
Median hourly rate £30.00 £40.50 £29.17
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.92% +38.84%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

Project Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in Aberdeen

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Aberdeen that featured Project Manager in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Project Manager in Aberdeen

Project Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Aberdeen

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Project Manager in Aberdeen

Project Manager
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Aberdeen

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Project Manager in Aberdeen

Project Manager Skill Set
Top 26 Co-occurring IT Skills in Aberdeen

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, Project Manager contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Aberdeen region featuring Project Manager in the job title.

1 3 (42.86%) Project Management
2 2 (28.57%) Migration
2 2 (28.57%) Cisco
2 2 (28.57%) Data Centre
3 1 (14.29%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (14.29%) IBM Cloud
3 1 (14.29%) Supplier Management
3 1 (14.29%) Network Security
3 1 (14.29%) VSAT
3 1 (14.29%) Test Automation
3 1 (14.29%) SoftLayer
3 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
3 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (14.29%) SAN
3 1 (14.29%) Oracle
3 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2
3 1 (14.29%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (14.29%) LAN
3 1 (14.29%) WAN
3 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP
3 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (14.29%) Maximo
3 1 (14.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (14.29%) Firewall
3 1 (14.29%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (14.29%) Finance

Project Manager Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Aberdeen by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Business Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Maximo
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) IBM Cloud
1 1 (14.29%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) Firewall
1 1 (14.29%) LAN
1 1 (14.29%) Network Security
1 1 (14.29%) SAN
1 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP
1 1 (14.29%) VSAT
1 1 (14.29%) WAN
General
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Project Management
2 2 (28.57%) Migration
3 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2
3 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (14.29%) Supplier Management
3 1 (14.29%) Test Automation
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
1 1 (14.29%) Virtual Desktop
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Cisco
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle