Period
to 18 August 2019

The median contractor rate for an IT Manager was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 18 August 2019.

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 Manager
UK > Scotland
6 months to
18 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 138 138 113
Rank change year-on-year 0 -25 -11
Contract jobs requiring an IT Manager 42 78 63
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.95% 1.41% 1.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.00% 1.48% 1.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 43 44
Scotland median daily rate £425 £400 £434
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -7.78% +2.06%
10th Percentile £262 £284 £346
90th Percentile £540 £550 £500
UK median daily rate £465 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +3.33% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Scotland median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -6.67% +175.99%
UK median hourly rate £37.88 £42.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year -10.88% +18.06% +10.77%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland. 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
Scotland
Contract vacancies in Scotland with a recognized job title 4,206 5,264 4,141
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.50% 95.26% 95.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,374 2,981 2,375
Scotland median daily rate £425 £400 £379
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +5.54% +1.07%
10th Percentile £205 £238 £228
90th Percentile £575 £544 £525
UK median daily rate £465 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +3.33% +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 122 127 104
Scotland median hourly rate £20.06 £17.00 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.97% -33.33% +27.50%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.40 £11.32
90th Percentile £43.65 £43.00 £46.50
UK median hourly rate £19.81 £18.00 £18.70
% change year-on-year +10.03% -3.74% -1.58%

IT Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for IT Manager in Scotland

IT Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for IT Manager in Scotland

IT Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing IT Manager in Scotland over the 6 months to 18 August 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for IT Manager in Scotland

IT Manager
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for IT Manager in Scotland

IT Manager
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IT Manager within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 18 August 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +8 25 £450 - 3
Glasgow +1 13 £400 +6.67% 4
Falkirk - 2 £413 -
Dundee +6 1 - -
West Lothian - 1 £365 - 1
Perth and Kinross - 1 £425 - 1
Scottish Borders - 1 £363 -
IT Manager
UK

IT Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 18 August 2019, IT Manager contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Scotland region featuring IT Manager in the job title.

1 14 (33.33%) Project Management
1 14 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 12 (28.57%) Finance
3 9 (21.43%) Migration
3 9 (21.43%) Public Sector
4 8 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (19.05%) ITIL
5 7 (16.67%) Service Management
6 6 (14.29%) Change Management
7 5 (11.90%) Microsoft
7 5 (11.90%) PRINCE2
7 5 (11.90%) Windows
8 4 (9.52%) Microsoft Project
8 4 (9.52%) Programme Management
8 4 (9.52%) Data Protection
8 4 (9.52%) Mentoring
8 4 (9.52%) PMO
9 3 (7.14%) Strategic Thinking
9 3 (7.14%) Technical Leadership
9 3 (7.14%) Cybersecurity
9 3 (7.14%) Office 365
9 3 (7.14%) Data Validation
9 3 (7.14%) Validation
9 3 (7.14%) Banking
9 3 (7.14%) Service Delivery
9 3 (7.14%) Microsoft Office
9 3 (7.14%) SQL Server
10 2 (4.76%) IIS
10 2 (4.76%) .NET
10 2 (4.76%) Business Intelligence

IT Manager Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 2 (4.76%) IIS
2 1 (2.38%) Confluence
2 1 (2.38%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (9.52%) Microsoft Project
2 3 (7.14%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (2.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.14%) Office 365
2 2 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (4.76%) Yammer
3 1 (2.38%) Google Docs
3 1 (2.38%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.38%) DHCP
1 1 (2.38%) DNS
1 1 (2.38%) LAN
1 1 (2.38%) Skype
1 1 (2.38%) TCP/IP
1 1 (2.38%) Unified Communications
1 1 (2.38%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.14%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Hudson
1 1 (2.38%) JIRA
1 1 (2.38%) Oracle APEX
General
1 12 (28.57%) Finance
2 9 (21.43%) Public Sector
3 3 (7.14%) Banking
4 2 (4.76%) Marketing
4 2 (4.76%) Retail Banking
5 1 (2.38%) Law
5 1 (2.38%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.76%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.76%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (2.38%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.38%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.38%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 5 (11.90%) Windows
2 2 (4.76%) Windows 10
3 1 (2.38%) Linux
3 1 (2.38%) Windows 7
3 1 (2.38%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (33.33%) Project Management
1 14 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 9 (21.43%) Migration
3 8 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (19.05%) ITIL
4 7 (16.67%) Service Management
5 6 (14.29%) Change Management
6 5 (11.90%) PRINCE2
7 4 (9.52%) Data Protection
7 4 (9.52%) Mentoring
7 4 (9.52%) Programme Management
8 3 (7.14%) Cybersecurity
8 3 (7.14%) Data Validation
8 3 (7.14%) Service Delivery
8 3 (7.14%) Strategic Thinking
8 3 (7.14%) Technical Leadership
8 3 (7.14%) Validation
9 2 (4.76%) Asset Management
9 2 (4.76%) Business Forecasting
9 2 (4.76%) Collaborative Working
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.38%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (4.76%) SC Cleared
1 2 (4.76%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.38%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (2.38%) Degree
2 1 (2.38%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.52%) PMO
2 2 (4.76%) SLA
3 1 (2.38%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (2.38%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
System Software
1 2 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.38%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.38%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 1 (2.38%) SCCM
1 1 (2.38%) SCOM
Vendors
1 5 (11.90%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.76%) VMware
3 1 (2.38%) Dell
3 1 (2.38%) EMC
3 1 (2.38%) FNZ
3 1 (2.38%) Google
3 1 (2.38%) Intel
3 1 (2.38%) NetApp
3 1 (2.38%) Oracle
3 1 (2.38%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (2.38%) ServiceNow
3 1 (2.38%) Sitecore