The median contractor rate for a IT Project Manager was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 3 months to 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IT Project Manager
Scotland / Edinburgh
Rank 50 68 64
Rank change year-on-year +18 -4  
Contract jobs requiring an IT Project Manager 22 23 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 2.44% 1.52% 1.07%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.58% 1.59% 1.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 5 7
Median daily rate £400 £415 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.61% -2.35%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £358 £317
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £600 £456
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £420 £414
% change year-on-year -1.78% +1.51%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £41.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -34.93% +38.33%  

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 853 1451 1344
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 94.78% 96.09% 95.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 553 788 752
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £280 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 9 16
Median hourly rate £22.50 £17.75 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.76% +26.78%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.02 £13.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £40.45 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.38
% change year-on-year -12.50% +15.10%  

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 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for IT Project Manager in Edinburgh

IT Project Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 19 (67.86%) Stakeholder Management
2 13 (46.43%) Project Management
3 12 (42.86%) Finance
4 11 (39.29%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (28.57%) PRINCE2
6 7 (25.00%) Banking
7 5 (17.86%) Scrum
7 5 (17.86%) Migration
7 5 (17.86%) Business Analysis
7 5 (17.86%) Resource Management
8 4 (14.29%) Asset Management
8 4 (14.29%) APMP
8 4 (14.29%) MS Project
8 4 (14.29%) Microsoft
9 3 (10.71%) ITIL
9 3 (10.71%) Law
9 3 (10.71%) Data Centre
10 2 (7.14%) SDLC
10 2 (7.14%) Legal
10 2 (7.14%) Information Security
10 2 (7.14%) Retail
10 2 (7.14%) Six Sigma
10 2 (7.14%) Quality Management
10 2 (7.14%) Customer Engagement
10 2 (7.14%) SIEM
10 2 (7.14%) Requirements Analysis
10 2 (7.14%) Retail Banking
10 2 (7.14%) Lean Six Sigma
10 2 (7.14%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 1 (3.57%) Data Migration

IT Project Manager Skill Set
Top Related 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 (3.57%) Blackboard Learn
1 1 (3.57%) Moodle
Applications
1 4 (14.29%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.57%) LAN
General
1 12 (42.86%) Finance
2 7 (25.00%) Banking
3 3 (10.71%) Law
4 2 (7.14%) Legal
4 2 (7.14%) Retail
4 2 (7.14%) Retail Banking
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.71%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.57%) Security Operations Centre
2 1 (3.57%) SWIFT
2 1 (3.57%) Virtual Team
2 1 (3.57%) VLE
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (67.86%) Stakeholder Management
2 13 (46.43%) Project Management
3 11 (39.29%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (28.57%) PRINCE2
5 5 (17.86%) Business Analysis
5 5 (17.86%) Migration
5 5 (17.86%) Resource Management
5 5 (17.86%) Scrum
6 4 (14.29%) Asset Management
7 3 (10.71%) ITIL
8 2 (7.14%) Customer Engagement
8 2 (7.14%) Information Security
8 2 (7.14%) Lean Six Sigma
8 2 (7.14%) Quality Management
8 2 (7.14%) Requirements Analysis
8 2 (7.14%) SDLC
8 2 (7.14%) SIEM
8 2 (7.14%) Six Sigma
9 1 (3.57%) Anti-Money Laundering
9 1 (3.57%) Translating Business Requirements
Qualifications
1 4 (14.29%) APMP
2 2 (7.14%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (3.57%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.57%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (3.57%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.57%) Blackboard