Period
to 19 February 2020

The median contractor rate for an IT Manager was £424 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 19 February 2020.

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 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 140 132 118
Rank change year-on-year -8 -14 -4
Contract jobs requiring an IT Manager 28 55 71
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.73% 1.17% 1.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.78% 1.23% 1.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 35 46
Scotland median daily rate £424 £405 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.63% -4.71% -
10th Percentile £363 £314 £259
90th Percentile £526 £483 £556
UK median daily rate £461 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +2.50% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £27.36 £38.50
% change year-on-year +27.95% -28.95% +24.43%

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 3,605 4,454 4,678
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.42% 94.69% 95.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,021 2,532 2,738
Scotland median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +7.59%
10th Percentile £153 £211 £230
90th Percentile £575 £575 £538
UK median daily rate £450 £460 £450
% change year-on-year -2.17% +2.22% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 109 109 110
Scotland median hourly rate £20.00 £19.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.56% -2.50% +25.87%
10th Percentile £12.65 £11.23 £11.24
90th Percentile £45.28 £44.85 £42.58
UK median hourly rate £19.25 £18.70 £18.70
% change year-on-year +2.94% - +3.89%

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 February 2020.

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 February 2020. 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
Glasgow +19 12 £438 +8.02% 7
Edinburgh -5 9 £388 -3.13% 9
Dundee - 4 £425 -
West Lothian 0 1 £380 -15.56% 1
Renfrewshire -8 1 £450 +60.71% 1
Perth and Kinross - 1 £525 -
IT Manager
UK

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

For the 6 months to 19 February 2020, 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 (50.00%) Project Management
2 11 (39.29%) Finance
2 11 (39.29%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (32.14%) Stakeholder Management
4 8 (28.57%) ITIL
4 8 (28.57%) PRINCE2
5 7 (25.00%) Waterfall
6 5 (17.86%) Decision-Making
6 5 (17.86%) Risk Management
7 4 (14.29%) Microsoft
7 4 (14.29%) Risk Assessment
7 4 (14.29%) Project Planning
7 4 (14.29%) Problem-Solving
7 4 (14.29%) Proactive Monitoring
7 4 (14.29%) Public Sector
7 4 (14.29%) Problem Management
8 3 (10.71%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 3 (10.71%) ITIL V3
8 3 (10.71%) Project Delivery
8 3 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
9 2 (7.14%) Scrum
9 2 (7.14%) Migration
9 2 (7.14%) Banking
9 2 (7.14%) Retail Banking
9 2 (7.14%) Marketing
9 2 (7.14%) Resource Management
9 2 (7.14%) Asset Management
9 2 (7.14%) PMP
9 2 (7.14%) PMI Certification
9 2 (7.14%) Salesforce.com

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:

Applications
1 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (3.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.14%) Azure
General
1 11 (39.29%) Finance
2 4 (14.29%) Public Sector
3 2 (7.14%) Banking
3 2 (7.14%) Marketing
3 2 (7.14%) Retail Banking
4 1 (3.57%) Law
4 1 (3.57%) Manufacturing
4 1 (3.57%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.14%) .NET
2 1 (3.57%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.57%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.57%) PMI
2 1 (3.57%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (50.00%) Project Management
2 11 (39.29%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (32.14%) Stakeholder Management
4 8 (28.57%) ITIL
4 8 (28.57%) PRINCE2
5 7 (25.00%) Waterfall
6 5 (17.86%) Decision-Making
6 5 (17.86%) Risk Management
7 4 (14.29%) Proactive Monitoring
7 4 (14.29%) Problem Management
7 4 (14.29%) Problem-Solving
7 4 (14.29%) Project Planning
7 4 (14.29%) Risk Assessment
8 3 (10.71%) ITIL V3
8 3 (10.71%) Project Delivery
9 2 (7.14%) Coaching
9 2 (7.14%) IT Strategy
9 2 (7.14%) Scaled Agile Framework
9 2 (7.14%) SDLC
9 2 (7.14%) Test Automation
Qualifications
1 3 (10.71%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 2 (7.14%) PMI Certification
2 2 (7.14%) PMP
3 1 (3.57%) CISA
3 1 (3.57%) CISSP
3 1 (3.57%) Degree
3 1 (3.57%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (3.57%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (3.57%) Master's Degree
3 1 (3.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.57%) PMO
1 1 (3.57%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 2 (7.14%) Salesforce.com
2 2 (7.14%) Sitecore