The median contractor rate for a IT Project Manager was £395 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

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 Project Manager
UK / Scotland
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 74 103 101
Rank change year-on-year +29 -2  
Contract jobs requiring an IT Project Manager 33 28 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.88% 1.08% 0.99%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.99% 1.14% 1.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 6 18
Median daily rate £395 £389 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.60% -2.81%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £340 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £575 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £413 £415
% change year-on-year - -0.60%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £41.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -34.93% +38.33%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1657 2456 2818
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 94.36% 94.68% 95.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 1015 1359 1547
Median daily rate £375 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.84% +4.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £250 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 39 78
Median hourly rate £17.32 £22.50 £17.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.02% +30.43%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £10.20 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.63 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.82% +15.44%  

IT Project Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland that featured IT Project Manager in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for IT Project Manager in Scotland

IT Project Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for IT Project Manager in Scotland

IT Project Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing IT Project Manager in Scotland over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for IT Project Manager in Scotland

IT Project 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 Project Manager in Scotland.

Contractor hourly rate trend for IT Project Manager in Scotland

IT Project 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 Project Manager within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 28 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +21 22 £400 -3.61% 1
Glasgow +11 8 £404 - 1
West Lothian - 2 £350 -
IT Project Manager
UK

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

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, IT Project Manager contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Scotland region featuring IT Project Manager in the job title.

1 24 (55.81%) Stakeholder Management
2 23 (53.49%) Project Management
3 20 (46.51%) Finance
4 16 (37.21%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (23.26%) Banking
5 10 (23.26%) PRINCE2
6 8 (18.60%) Business Analysis
7 7 (16.28%) Migration
8 6 (13.95%) Resource Management
9 5 (11.63%) Retail Banking
9 5 (11.63%) SDLC
9 5 (11.63%) Microsoft
9 5 (11.63%) MS Project
9 5 (11.63%) ITIL
9 5 (11.63%) Retail
9 5 (11.63%) Scrum
10 4 (9.30%) Asset Management
10 4 (9.30%) APMP
11 3 (6.98%) Waterfall
11 3 (6.98%) Data Centre
11 3 (6.98%) Supplier Management
11 3 (6.98%) Law
12 2 (4.65%) Legal
12 2 (4.65%) Risk Management
12 2 (4.65%) Quality Management
12 2 (4.65%) Six Sigma
12 2 (4.65%) Information Security
12 2 (4.65%) Requirements Analysis
12 2 (4.65%) User Experience
12 2 (4.65%) Software Delivery

IT Project 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 (2.33%) Blackboard Learn
1 1 (2.33%) Moodle
Applications
1 5 (11.63%) MS Project
2 1 (2.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.33%) MS Office
2 1 (2.33%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.33%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.33%) Firewall
1 1 (2.33%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.33%) Data Warehouse
General
1 20 (46.51%) Finance
2 10 (23.26%) Banking
3 5 (11.63%) Retail
3 5 (11.63%) Retail Banking
4 3 (6.98%) Law
5 2 (4.65%) Legal
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.98%) Data Centre
2 2 (4.65%) User Experience
3 1 (2.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.33%) Security Operations Centre
3 1 (2.33%) SWIFT
3 1 (2.33%) Virtual Team
3 1 (2.33%) VLE
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (55.81%) Stakeholder Management
2 23 (53.49%) Project Management
3 16 (37.21%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (23.26%) PRINCE2
5 8 (18.60%) Business Analysis
6 7 (16.28%) Migration
7 6 (13.95%) Resource Management
8 5 (11.63%) ITIL
8 5 (11.63%) Scrum
8 5 (11.63%) SDLC
9 4 (9.30%) Asset Management
10 3 (6.98%) Supplier Management
10 3 (6.98%) Waterfall
11 2 (4.65%) Business Transformation
11 2 (4.65%) Customer Engagement
11 2 (4.65%) Data Migration
11 2 (4.65%) Lean Six Sigma
11 2 (4.65%) Requirements Analysis
11 2 (4.65%) SIEM
11 2 (4.65%) Software Delivery
Qualifications
1 4 (9.30%) APMP
2 2 (4.65%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (2.33%) Degree
3 1 (2.33%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (2.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (2.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.33%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (2.33%) PMO
1 1 (2.33%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (11.63%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.33%) Adobe
2 1 (2.33%) Blackboard
2 1 (2.33%) Cisco