Period
to 18 August 2018

The median contractor rate for an IT Manager was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 18 August 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
18 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 136 112 101
Rank change year-on-year -24 -11 +17
Contract jobs requiring an IT Manager 78 63 104
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.41% 1.45% 1.97%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.48% 1.52% 2.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 44 62
Scotland median daily rate £400 £434 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.78% +2.06% -
10th Percentile £284 £346 £311
90th Percentile £550 £500 £649
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £450
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 £42.50 £36.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year +18.06% +10.77% -1.46%

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 5,262 4,141 4,960
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.22% 95.06% 93.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,980 2,375 2,844
Scotland median daily rate £400 £379 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.54% +1.07% +3.45%
10th Percentile £238 £228 £230
90th Percentile £544 £525 £500
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 127 104 113
Scotland median hourly rate £17.00 £25.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.33% +27.50% -
10th Percentile £10.40 £11.32 £10.26
90th Percentile £43.00 £46.50 £43.00
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £19.00
% change year-on-year -3.74% -1.58% +5.67%

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 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 18 August 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 -32 43 £450 +1.41% 2
Glasgow +1 30 £375 -5.06% 3
Dundee - 3 £425 -
Aberdeen - 1 £600 -
Midlothian - 1 - - 1
IT Manager
UK

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

For the 6 months to 18 August 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 48 (61.54%) Project Management
2 36 (46.15%) Finance
3 21 (26.92%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (25.64%) Stakeholder Management
5 15 (19.23%) Risk Management
6 13 (16.67%) Decision-Making
6 13 (16.67%) PRINCE2
7 11 (14.10%) Migration
8 10 (12.82%) Banking
9 9 (11.54%) Validation
9 9 (11.54%) Waterfall
10 8 (10.26%) Quality Management
10 8 (10.26%) Business Development
11 7 (8.97%) Programme Management
11 7 (8.97%) Microsoft
11 7 (8.97%) Active Directory
11 7 (8.97%) PMP
11 7 (8.97%) Change Control
11 7 (8.97%) OpenStack
11 7 (8.97%) Data Centre
12 6 (7.69%) ITIL
13 5 (6.41%) Microsoft Project
13 5 (6.41%) Windows
13 5 (6.41%) Scrum
13 5 (6.41%) Stakeholder Engagement
14 4 (5.13%) Cybersecurity
14 4 (5.13%) SDLC
14 4 (5.13%) People Management
14 4 (5.13%) PMO
14 4 (5.13%) CRM

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 (8.97%) OpenStack
2 2 (2.56%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (6.41%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (2.56%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (2.56%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.28%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.28%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.28%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.85%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (3.85%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.28%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.85%) Firewall
1 3 (3.85%) Internet
1 3 (3.85%) MPLS
1 3 (3.85%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.56%) Data Mart
2 1 (1.28%) Big Data
2 1 (1.28%) Data Mining
2 1 (1.28%) SQL Server
General
1 36 (46.15%) Finance
2 10 (12.82%) Banking
3 3 (3.85%) Marketing
3 3 (3.85%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.56%) Billing
5 1 (1.28%) Back Office
5 1 (1.28%) Front Office
5 1 (1.28%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.28%) Legal
5 1 (1.28%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.56%) Web Services
2 1 (1.28%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.97%) Data Centre
2 3 (3.85%) Virtual Team
3 2 (2.56%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 2 (2.56%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.28%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.28%) CESG
4 1 (1.28%) CMDB
4 1 (1.28%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.28%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 5 (6.41%) Windows
2 3 (3.85%) Windows 10
3 1 (1.28%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (61.54%) Project Management
2 21 (26.92%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (25.64%) Stakeholder Management
4 15 (19.23%) Risk Management
5 13 (16.67%) Decision-Making
5 13 (16.67%) PRINCE2
6 11 (14.10%) Migration
7 9 (11.54%) Validation
7 9 (11.54%) Waterfall
8 8 (10.26%) Business Development
8 8 (10.26%) Quality Management
9 7 (8.97%) Change Control
9 7 (8.97%) Programme Management
10 6 (7.69%) ITIL
11 5 (6.41%) Scrum
11 5 (6.41%) Stakeholder Engagement
12 4 (5.13%) CRM
12 4 (5.13%) Cybersecurity
12 4 (5.13%) People Management
12 4 (5.13%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 3 (3.85%) SQL
2 1 (1.28%) Java
2 1 (1.28%) Python
2 1 (1.28%) VB
Qualifications
1 7 (8.97%) PMP
2 3 (3.85%) Degree
2 3 (3.85%) PMI Certification
3 2 (2.56%) APMP
3 2 (2.56%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.56%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.28%) CISSP
4 1 (1.28%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (1.28%) ISACA
4 1 (1.28%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (1.28%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.13%) PMO
2 3 (3.85%) QA
3 2 (2.56%) COBIT
3 2 (2.56%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (2.56%) SLA
4 1 (1.28%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 1 (1.28%) Actionable Recommendations
4 1 (1.28%) Data Quality
4 1 (1.28%) GAMP
4 1 (1.28%) GxP
4 1 (1.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (1.28%) ISO/IEC 27005
4 1 (1.28%) NIST 800
4 1 (1.28%) PMBOK
4 1 (1.28%) PSD2
4 1 (1.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 7 (8.97%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.28%) XenApp
2 1 (1.28%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (1.28%) SCOrch
1 1 (1.28%) SCSM
Vendors
1 7 (8.97%) Microsoft
2 2 (2.56%) IBM
2 2 (2.56%) SAP
3 1 (1.28%) Cisco
3 1 (1.28%) Citrix
3 1 (1.28%) Qualys
3 1 (1.28%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (1.28%) ScanSafe
3 1 (1.28%) ServiceNow