Period
to 23 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Project Manager was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 6 months to 23 November 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 > Edinburgh
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 12 12 7
Rank change year-on-year 0 -5 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 253 194 386
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 8.58% 9.15% 12.09%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.97% 9.47% 12.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 155 131 159
Edinburgh median daily rate £425 £400 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -6.98% -4.44%
10th Percentile £316 £313 £320
90th Percentile £500 £500 £538
Scotland median daily rate £425 £388 £425
% change year-on-year +9.68% -8.82% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate - - -
Scotland median hourly rate £42.00 - £39.00

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Edinburgh
Contract vacancies in Edinburgh with a recognized job title 2821 2049 3049
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.63% 96.61% 95.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 1661 1199 1573
Edinburgh median daily rate £400 £400 £384
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.17% -3.03%
10th Percentile £251 £250 £258
90th Percentile £550 £525 £525
Scotland median daily rate £388 £356 £365
% change year-on-year +8.85% -2.47% -2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 34 26
Edinburgh median hourly rate £16.68 £19.75 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.54% -1.25% +26.82%
10th Percentile £10.44 £11.54 £10.99
90th Percentile £35.00 £50.91 £40.32
Scotland median hourly rate £20.21 £16.16 £23.35
% change year-on-year +25.08% -30.80% +33.43%

Project Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

Job postings that featured Project Manager in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh.

Job vacancy trend for Project Manager in Edinburgh

Project Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Project Manager in Edinburgh

Project Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Project Manager in Edinburgh over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Project Manager in Edinburgh

Project Manager
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Project Manager in Edinburgh

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

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 Edinburgh region featuring Project Manager in the job title.

1 125 (49.41%) Project Management
2 114 (45.06%) Finance
3 96 (37.94%) Stakeholder Management
4 75 (29.64%) Banking
5 71 (28.06%) Agile Software Development
6 47 (18.58%) PRINCE2
7 24 (9.49%) Microsoft Project
8 21 (8.30%) Microsoft
9 20 (7.91%) Migration
10 19 (7.51%) Scrum
11 18 (7.11%) Retail Banking
11 18 (7.11%) Project Planning
12 16 (6.32%) Risk Management
13 14 (5.53%) Asset Management
13 14 (5.53%) GDPR
14 13 (5.14%) Programme Management
14 13 (5.14%) SharePoint
14 13 (5.14%) Business Analysis
14 13 (5.14%) APMP
15 12 (4.74%) Service Delivery
15 12 (4.74%) Disclosure Scotland
16 11 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
16 11 (4.35%) Service Management
16 11 (4.35%) ITIL
17 10 (3.95%) ITSM
17 10 (3.95%) Matrix Organization
18 9 (3.56%) Workflow
18 9 (3.56%) Process Management
18 9 (3.56%) CRM
18 9 (3.56%) Resource Management

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 13 (5.14%) SharePoint
2 4 (1.58%) SAS
3 1 (0.40%) CICS
3 1 (0.40%) CMS
3 1 (0.40%) FileNet
3 1 (0.40%) IIS
3 1 (0.40%) Jadu
3 1 (0.40%) JBoss
Applications
1 24 (9.49%) Microsoft Project
2 4 (1.58%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (1.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.79%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.79%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.40%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 1 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.40%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.37%) Office 365
2 4 (1.58%) PaaS
3 1 (0.40%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.40%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.58%) Internet
2 2 (0.79%) Intranet
3 1 (0.40%) ATM
3 1 (0.40%) Firewall
3 1 (0.40%) Network Security
3 1 (0.40%) Skype
3 1 (0.40%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.58%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (0.79%) Big Data
2 2 (0.79%) EDRMS
2 2 (0.79%) Hadoop
2 2 (0.79%) Relational Database
2 2 (0.79%) SAS Enterprise Guide
2 2 (0.79%) SAS Visual Analytics
2 2 (0.79%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.40%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (0.40%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.40%) DB2
3 1 (0.40%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.40%) Oracle BI EE
3 1 (0.40%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.40%) QlikView
3 1 (0.40%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (0.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 6 (2.37%) JIRA
2 1 (0.40%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 114 (45.06%) Finance
2 75 (29.64%) Banking
3 18 (7.11%) Retail Banking
4 7 (2.77%) Legal
5 3 (1.19%) Local Government
6 2 (0.79%) Front Office
7 1 (0.40%) Corporate Banking
7 1 (0.40%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.40%) Law
7 1 (0.40%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.40%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.19%) .NET
2 1 (0.40%) CGI
2 1 (0.40%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (1.58%) Management Information System
3 3 (1.19%) FMCG
3 3 (1.19%) PMI
4 2 (0.79%) Data Centre
4 2 (0.79%) Derivative
4 2 (0.79%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (0.79%) iPad
4 2 (0.79%) Mainframe
4 2 (0.79%) User Experience
4 2 (0.79%) Virtual Team
5 1 (0.40%) Analytical Mindset
5 1 (0.40%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.40%) Equities
5 1 (0.40%) Fintech
5 1 (0.40%) Fixed Income
5 1 (0.40%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.40%) OTC Derivatives
Operating Systems
1 4 (1.58%) Windows
2 3 (1.19%) Unix
3 2 (0.79%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.40%) Windows 10
4 1 (0.40%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 125 (49.41%) Project Management
2 96 (37.94%) Stakeholder Management
3 71 (28.06%) Agile Software Development
4 47 (18.58%) PRINCE2
5 20 (7.91%) Migration
6 19 (7.51%) Scrum
7 18 (7.11%) Project Planning
8 16 (6.32%) Risk Management
9 14 (5.53%) Asset Management
10 13 (5.14%) Business Analysis
10 13 (5.14%) Programme Management
11 12 (4.74%) Service Delivery
12 11 (4.35%) ITIL
12 11 (4.35%) Service Management
13 10 (3.95%) ITSM
13 10 (3.95%) Matrix Organization
14 9 (3.56%) CRM
14 9 (3.56%) Process Management
14 9 (3.56%) Resource Management
14 9 (3.56%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 5 (1.98%) Java
2 2 (0.79%) C
2 2 (0.79%) VBA
3 1 (0.40%) C#
3 1 (0.40%) C++
3 1 (0.40%) JavaScript
3 1 (0.40%) Python
Qualifications
1 13 (5.14%) APMP
2 8 (3.16%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 8 (3.16%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 4 (1.58%) PMI Certification
4 3 (1.19%) Degree
4 3 (1.19%) PMP
5 2 (0.79%) CISSP
6 1 (0.40%) ACCA
6 1 (0.40%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.40%) CIMA
6 1 (0.40%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.40%) HND
6 1 (0.40%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.40%) Master's Degree
6 1 (0.40%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (5.53%) GDPR
2 12 (4.74%) Disclosure Scotland
3 8 (3.16%) QA
4 3 (1.19%) FATCA
4 3 (1.19%) MiFID
4 3 (1.19%) PMO
4 3 (1.19%) Solvency II
5 1 (0.40%) COBIT
5 1 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (1.98%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.40%) Docker
2 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 1 (0.40%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 1 (0.40%) AirWatch
1 1 (0.40%) Kubernetes
1 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Intune
1 1 (0.40%) SCCM
Vendors
1 21 (8.30%) Microsoft
2 4 (1.58%) Avaya
2 4 (1.58%) Pega
2 4 (1.58%) SAP
3 3 (1.19%) Cisco
3 3 (1.19%) Vermilion
4 2 (0.79%) CyberArk
4 2 (0.79%) IBM
4 2 (0.79%) Oracle
4 2 (0.79%) Planview
5 1 (0.40%) Alteryx
5 1 (0.40%) HP
5 1 (0.40%) Lagan
5 1 (0.40%) Mitel
5 1 (0.40%) PeopleSoft
5 1 (0.40%) Splunk
5 1 (0.40%) Tableau
5 1 (0.40%) Talend
5 1 (0.40%) Twitter
5 1 (0.40%) VMware