The median contractor rate for a Software Project Manager was £650 per day in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 3 months to 28 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.

Software Project Manager
Scotland / Edinburgh
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 69 92 80
Rank change year-on-year +23 -12  
Contract jobs requiring a Software Project Manager 2 1 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.22% 0.066% 0.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.069% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 2
Median daily rate £650 - £420
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £400 £425
% change year-on-year -6.25% -5.88%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £62.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year -28.00% +38.88%  

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 861 1457 1392
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 94.82% 95.92% 95.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 556 794 784
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £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 18 9 20
Median hourly rate £22.50 £17.75 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.76% +10.93%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.48 £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 £19.63 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.82% +15.44%  

Software Project Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Project Manager in Edinburgh

Software Project Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Project Manager in Edinburgh

Software Project Manager Skill Set
Top 21 Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, Software 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 Software Project Manager in the job title.

1 4 (100.00%) Project Management
1 4 (100.00%) Change Management
1 4 (100.00%) Finance
1 4 (100.00%) Scrum
1 4 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (100.00%) Java
1 4 (100.00%) PL/SQL
1 4 (100.00%) SQL
1 4 (100.00%) Oracle
1 4 (100.00%) PRINCE2
1 4 (100.00%) JIRA
1 4 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (100.00%) FNZ
1 4 (100.00%) Sonata
1 4 (100.00%) Wealth Management
2 3 (75.00%) Fintech
3 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (25.00%) MS Office
3 1 (25.00%) MS PowerPoint

Software 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:

Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (25.00%) MS Office
1 1 (25.00%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (100.00%) Sonata
Development Applications
1 4 (100.00%) JIRA
General
1 4 (100.00%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 4 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (75.00%) Fintech
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (100.00%) Change Management
1 4 (100.00%) PRINCE2
1 4 (100.00%) Project Management
1 4 (100.00%) Scrum
1 4 (100.00%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) Java
1 4 (100.00%) PL/SQL
1 4 (100.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) FNZ
1 4 (100.00%) Oracle
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft