Period
to 22 January 2019

The median contractor rate for an IT Manager was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 22 January 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
22 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 137 110 124
Rank change year-on-year -27 +14 -16
Contract jobs requiring an IT Manager 55 72 43
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.16% 1.52% 1.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.22% 1.59% 1.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 51 33
Scotland median daily rate £425 £425 £425
10th Percentile £313 £263 £283
90th Percentile £475 £538 £590
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £31.56 £37.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year -15.85% +36.36% -33.73%

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 4,500 4,530 3,515
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.08% 95.75% 94.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,534 2,645 2,037
Scotland median daily rate £405 £390 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.85% +7.59% -3.33%
10th Percentile £218 £225 £220
90th Percentile £563 £538 £501
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 112 112 129
Scotland median hourly rate £19.00 £19.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.56% +11.43% -16.67%
10th Percentile £11.18 £10.79 £10.60
90th Percentile £44.48 £35.00 £50.40
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +1.08% +2.78% -5.26%

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 22 January 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 22 January 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 +2 37 £400 -6.71% 3
Glasgow -20 11 £415 - 3
West Lothian - 4 £450 -
Dundee 0 1 £425 -5.56%
South Lanarkshire -2 1 £325 -11.86%
Renfrewshire -11 1 £280 +1.82%
IT Manager
UK

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

For the 6 months to 22 January 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 37 (67.27%) Project Management
2 27 (49.09%) Finance
3 21 (38.18%) Stakeholder Management
4 15 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (21.82%) PRINCE2
6 8 (14.55%) PMP
7 7 (12.73%) Risk Management
8 6 (10.91%) PMI Certification
8 6 (10.91%) Banking
8 6 (10.91%) Data Centre
9 5 (9.09%) Programme Management
9 5 (9.09%) Resource Management
10 4 (7.27%) Cisco
10 4 (7.27%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 4 (7.27%) Waterfall
10 4 (7.27%) Customer Engagement
10 4 (7.27%) Software Deployment
11 3 (5.45%) SDLC
11 3 (5.45%) Continuous Improvement
11 3 (5.45%) Cisco UCCE
11 3 (5.45%) Security Cleared
11 3 (5.45%) Degree
11 3 (5.45%) COBIT
11 3 (5.45%) Windows
11 3 (5.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 3 (5.45%) PRINCE
11 3 (5.45%) Migration
11 3 (5.45%) Internal Audit
11 3 (5.45%) Budgeting and Forecasting
11 3 (5.45%) Planning and Forecasting

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 1 (1.82%) OpenStack
1 1 (1.82%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (1.82%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.82%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.82%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.82%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.64%) WAN
2 1 (1.82%) Intranet
2 1 (1.82%) LAN
2 1 (1.82%) WLAN
Development Applications
1 1 (1.82%) Hudson
General
1 27 (49.09%) Finance
2 6 (10.91%) Banking
3 2 (3.64%) Back Office
3 2 (3.64%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.82%) Billing
4 1 (1.82%) Marketing
4 1 (1.82%) Retail Banking
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.91%) Data Centre
2 3 (5.45%) Virtual Team
3 2 (3.64%) CESG
3 2 (3.64%) FMCG
3 2 (3.64%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.64%) Replication
4 1 (1.82%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.82%) Blog
4 1 (1.82%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.45%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (67.27%) Project Management
2 21 (38.18%) Stakeholder Management
3 15 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (21.82%) PRINCE2
5 7 (12.73%) Risk Management
6 5 (9.09%) Programme Management
6 5 (9.09%) Resource Management
7 4 (7.27%) Customer Engagement
7 4 (7.27%) Software Deployment
7 4 (7.27%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 4 (7.27%) Waterfall
8 3 (5.45%) Budgeting and Forecasting
8 3 (5.45%) Continuous Improvement
8 3 (5.45%) Internal Audit
8 3 (5.45%) Migration
8 3 (5.45%) Planning and Forecasting
8 3 (5.45%) PRINCE
8 3 (5.45%) Scaled Agile Framework
8 3 (5.45%) SDLC
8 3 (5.45%) Virtual Team Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.64%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (14.55%) PMP
2 6 (10.91%) PMI Certification
3 3 (5.45%) Degree
3 3 (5.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 3 (5.45%) Security Cleared
4 2 (3.64%) CAPM
4 2 (3.64%) ISACA
4 2 (3.64%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.82%) APMP
5 1 (1.82%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.82%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.45%) COBIT
2 2 (3.64%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (3.64%) IFRS
2 2 (3.64%) ISO/IEC 27005
2 2 (3.64%) NIST 800
2 2 (3.64%) QA
2 2 (3.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (1.82%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 1 (1.82%) Actionable Recommendations
3 1 (1.82%) GAMP
3 1 (1.82%) GxP
3 1 (1.82%) PMO
3 1 (1.82%) PSD2
System Software
1 2 (3.64%) VMware ESXi
1 2 (3.64%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.82%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (5.45%) Cisco UCCE
2 2 (3.64%) vCenter Server
3 1 (1.82%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (7.27%) Cisco
2 2 (3.64%) arcserve
2 2 (3.64%) CA
2 2 (3.64%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.64%) Veeam
2 2 (3.64%) VMware
3 1 (1.82%) SAP
3 1 (1.82%) ServiceNow
3 1 (1.82%) Twitter