Period
to 19 June 2018

The median contractor rate for an IT Manager was £408 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 19 June 2018.

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
19 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 128 96 108
Rank change year-on-year -32 +12 -9
Contract jobs requiring an IT Manager 72 65 111
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.37% 1.71% 2.04%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.44% 1.79% 2.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 43 60
Scotland median daily rate £408 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.12% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £280 £341 £310
90th Percentile £550 £487 £639
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £438
% change year-on-year - +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Scotland median hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £13.59
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.67% +175.99% -65.16%
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £32.50 £38.00
% change year-on-year +38.46% -14.47% +24.51%

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 4,989 3,623 5,100
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.08% 95.24% 93.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,926 2,127 2,817
Scotland median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - -
10th Percentile £245 £213 £231
90th Percentile £538 £513 £525
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £421
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.07% +5.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 123 96 96
Scotland median hourly rate £16.50 £22.25 £22.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.84% - +5.48%
10th Percentile £10.25 £11.30 £9.88
90th Percentile £48.60 £52.09 £43.75
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.72 £20.00
% change year-on-year -3.86% -6.39% +14.29%

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 19 June 2018.

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 19 June 2018. 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 -24 42 £450 +5.88% 10
Glasgow -14 28 £375 -7.12% 5
Midlothian - 1 - -
Aberdeen - 1 - - 1
IT Manager
UK

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

For the 6 months to 19 June 2018, 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 40 (55.56%) Project Management
2 35 (48.61%) Finance
3 22 (30.56%) Stakeholder Management
4 16 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
5 14 (19.44%) Risk Management
6 13 (18.06%) PRINCE2
7 12 (16.67%) Migration
7 12 (16.67%) Banking
7 12 (16.67%) Decision-Making
8 9 (12.50%) Waterfall
9 8 (11.11%) Business Development
9 8 (11.11%) Validation
10 7 (9.72%) Quality Management
10 7 (9.72%) OpenStack
10 7 (9.72%) Change Control
11 6 (8.33%) Resource Management
11 6 (8.33%) Asset Management
11 6 (8.33%) Programme Management
11 6 (8.33%) Microsoft
11 6 (8.33%) Microsoft Project
11 6 (8.33%) Data Centre
11 6 (8.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
12 5 (6.94%) PMO
12 5 (6.94%) Active Directory
13 4 (5.56%) Windows
13 4 (5.56%) PMP
13 4 (5.56%) ITIL
13 4 (5.56%) Scrum
13 4 (5.56%) Degree
13 4 (5.56%) Retail Banking

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 7 (9.72%) OpenStack
2 1 (1.39%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (8.33%) Microsoft Project
2 3 (4.17%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (4.17%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (4.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.39%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.39%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.17%) Firewall
1 3 (4.17%) Internet
1 3 (4.17%) MPLS
1 3 (4.17%) WAN
2 1 (1.39%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.78%) SAP BW
1 2 (2.78%) SAP HANA
2 1 (1.39%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.39%) SQL Server
General
1 35 (48.61%) Finance
2 12 (16.67%) Banking
3 4 (5.56%) Retail Banking
4 3 (4.17%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.78%) Marketing
6 1 (1.39%) Back Office
6 1 (1.39%) Front Office
6 1 (1.39%) Legal
6 1 (1.39%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.39%) .NET
1 1 (1.39%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.33%) Data Centre
2 3 (4.17%) Virtual Team
3 2 (2.78%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 2 (2.78%) FMCG
4 1 (1.39%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.39%) CMDB
4 1 (1.39%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.39%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.39%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.39%) Reference Data
4 1 (1.39%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (1.39%) Smartphone
4 1 (1.39%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 4 (5.56%) Windows
2 3 (4.17%) Windows 10
3 1 (1.39%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (55.56%) Project Management
2 22 (30.56%) Stakeholder Management
3 16 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (19.44%) Risk Management
5 13 (18.06%) PRINCE2
6 12 (16.67%) Decision-Making
6 12 (16.67%) Migration
7 9 (12.50%) Waterfall
8 8 (11.11%) Business Development
8 8 (11.11%) Validation
9 7 (9.72%) Change Control
9 7 (9.72%) Quality Management
10 6 (8.33%) Asset Management
10 6 (8.33%) Programme Management
10 6 (8.33%) Resource Management
10 6 (8.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 4 (5.56%) Cybersecurity
11 4 (5.56%) ITIL
11 4 (5.56%) Scrum
12 3 (4.17%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.78%) Java
2 1 (1.39%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (5.56%) Degree
1 4 (5.56%) PMP
2 3 (4.17%) PMI Certification
3 2 (2.78%) APMP
4 1 (1.39%) CISSP
4 1 (1.39%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (1.39%) ISEB
4 1 (1.39%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (1.39%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (1.39%) SANS
4 1 (1.39%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.39%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.94%) PMO
2 3 (4.17%) QA
3 1 (1.39%) Actionable Recommendations
3 1 (1.39%) COBIT
3 1 (1.39%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.39%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.39%) GDPR
3 1 (1.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.39%) PMBOK
3 1 (1.39%) PSD2
System Software
1 5 (6.94%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.39%) SCOrch
1 1 (1.39%) SCSM
Vendors
1 6 (8.33%) Microsoft
2 3 (4.17%) SAP
3 2 (2.78%) IBM
4 1 (1.39%) Cisco
4 1 (1.39%) Qualys
4 1 (1.39%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (1.39%) ScanSafe
4 1 (1.39%) ServiceNow