The median contractor rate for an IT Project Manager was £438 per day in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh 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.

IT Project Manager
Scotland / Edinburgh
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 67 81 62
Rank change year-on-year +14 -19  
Contract jobs requiring an IT Project Manager 12 20 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.98% 1.48% 1.77%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.02% 1.55% 1.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 17 10
Median daily rate £438 £378 £448
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.89% -15.64%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £339 £346 £390
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £570 £480
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £425 £413
% change year-on-year -5.88% +3.03%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.50 £35.75 £34.50
% change year-on-year +27.27% +3.62%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh. 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
Edinburgh
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1181 1287 1343
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 96.17% 95.55% 95.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 688 707 701
Median daily rate £375 £396 £356
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.30% +11.23%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £271 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 9 18
Median hourly rate £15.86 £29.16 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -45.60% +45.78%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.39 £50.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

IT Project Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

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

Job vacancy trend for IT Project Manager in Edinburgh

IT Project Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Contractor daily rate trend for IT Project Manager in Edinburgh

IT Project Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing IT Project Manager in Edinburgh over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for IT Project Manager in Edinburgh

IT Project Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, IT 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 Edinburgh region featuring IT Project Manager in the job title.

1 26 (76.47%) Stakeholder Management
2 18 (52.94%) Finance
3 17 (50.00%) Project Management
4 12 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (29.41%) PRINCE2
6 6 (17.65%) ITIL
6 6 (17.65%) Scrum
7 5 (14.71%) Banking
7 5 (14.71%) Migration
7 5 (14.71%) Microsoft Project
7 5 (14.71%) Asset Management
7 5 (14.71%) Resource Management
8 4 (11.76%) QA
8 4 (11.76%) Business Analysis
8 4 (11.76%) Microsoft
8 4 (11.76%) Quality Management
8 4 (11.76%) SDLC
8 4 (11.76%) APMP
9 3 (8.82%) Planning and Forecasting
9 3 (8.82%) Data Centre
9 3 (8.82%) Programme Delivery
9 3 (8.82%) Process Management
9 3 (8.82%) Service Delivery
9 3 (8.82%) ITSM
9 3 (8.82%) Service Management
9 3 (8.82%) Programme Management
9 3 (8.82%) Law
9 3 (8.82%) Legal
9 3 (8.82%) Release Management
9 3 (8.82%) PRINCE2 Practitioner

IT Project Manager Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.94%) Blackboard Learn
1 1 (2.94%) FileNet
1 1 (2.94%) Moodle
Applications
1 5 (14.71%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.94%) Microsoft PowerPoint
General
1 18 (52.94%) Finance
2 5 (14.71%) Banking
3 3 (8.82%) Law
3 3 (8.82%) Legal
4 2 (5.88%) Retail
4 2 (5.88%) Retail Banking
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.82%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.94%) FMCG
2 1 (2.94%) Security Operations Centre
2 1 (2.94%) SWIFT
2 1 (2.94%) Virtual Team
2 1 (2.94%) VLE
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (76.47%) Stakeholder Management
2 17 (50.00%) Project Management
3 12 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (29.41%) PRINCE2
5 6 (17.65%) ITIL
5 6 (17.65%) Scrum
6 5 (14.71%) Asset Management
6 5 (14.71%) Migration
6 5 (14.71%) Resource Management
7 4 (11.76%) Business Analysis
7 4 (11.76%) Quality Management
7 4 (11.76%) SDLC
8 3 (8.82%) ITSM
8 3 (8.82%) Planning and Forecasting
8 3 (8.82%) Process Management
8 3 (8.82%) Programme Delivery
8 3 (8.82%) Programme Management
8 3 (8.82%) Release Management
8 3 (8.82%) Service Delivery
8 3 (8.82%) Service Management
Qualifications
1 4 (11.76%) APMP
2 3 (8.82%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (2.94%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (11.76%) QA
2 1 (2.94%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 4 (11.76%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.94%) Blackboard
2 1 (2.94%) Charles River
2 1 (2.94%) IBM
2 1 (2.94%) Salesforce.com