Period
to 27 May 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for PMO skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited PMO over the 6 months to 27 May 2018 with a comparison to the 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.

Project Management Office (PMO)
UK > Scotland
6 months to
27 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 89 101 56
Rank change year-on-year +12 -45 -17
Contract jobs citing PMO 128 61 188
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 2.47% 1.67% 3.44%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 17.16% 14.02% 23.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 45 126
Scotland median daily rate £300 £275 £306
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.91% -10.20% -1.21%
10th Percentile £180 £200 £200
90th Percentile £483 £454 £448
UK median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -6.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate £10.41 - -
UK median hourly rate £17.75 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year -21.11% +25.00% +3.60%

PMO is in the Quality Assurance and Compliance category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
Scotland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 746 435 797
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 14.37% 11.90% 14.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 444 242 423
Scotland median daily rate £380 £358 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.29% +2.14% -1.69%
10th Percentile £192 £149 £190
90th Percentile £542 £475 £513
UK median daily rate £450 £433 £400
% change year-on-year +4.05% +8.13% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 11 7
Scotland median hourly rate £21.73 £23.00 £14.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.52% +61.46% -34.51%
10th Percentile £10.65 £14.49 £9.27
90th Percentile £69.25 £43.75 £21.35
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £22.70 £24.12
% change year-on-year -0.88% -5.87% +20.02%

PMO
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings citing PMO as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

Job vacancy trend for PMO in Scotland

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for PMO in Scotland

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing PMO in Scotland over the 6 months to 27 May 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for PMO in Scotland

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing PMO in Scotland.

Contractor hourly rate trend for PMO in Scotland

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Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Scotland

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing PMO in Scotland over the 6 months to 27 May 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for PMO in Scotland

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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 PMO within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 27 May 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 +10 72 £350 +7.69% 7
Glasgow -5 47 £275 -1.79% 1
North Lanarkshire - 2 £200 -
Aberdeenshire - 1 £425 -
West Lothian - 1 £260 -
PMO
UK

For the 6 months to 27 May 2018, IT contractor jobs citing PMO also mentioned the following 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 with a requirement for PMO.

1 60 (46.88%) Finance
2 37 (28.91%) Project Management
3 31 (24.22%) Microsoft Excel
4 30 (23.44%) Microsoft
5 29 (22.66%) PRINCE2
5 29 (22.66%) Microsoft Office
6 28 (21.88%) Stakeholder Management
7 22 (17.19%) Microsoft Project
8 20 (15.63%) Programme Management
8 20 (15.63%) Agile Software Development
9 17 (13.28%) Banking
9 17 (13.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
10 15 (11.72%) Problem-Solving
11 14 (10.94%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 14 (10.94%) SharePoint
12 13 (10.16%) MS Visio
13 12 (9.38%) Portfolio Management
14 10 (7.81%) Analytical Skills
14 10 (7.81%) QA
14 10 (7.81%) Retail Banking
15 9 (7.03%) Project Planning
16 8 (6.25%) Degree
16 8 (6.25%) Resource Management
16 8 (6.25%) Project Governance
17 7 (5.47%) Waterfall
17 7 (5.47%) Business Analysis
17 7 (5.47%) Migration
17 7 (5.47%) Change Management
17 7 (5.47%) PMP
18 6 (4.69%) Risk Management

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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 14 (10.94%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.78%) Jetty
2 1 (0.78%) MS Project Server
2 1 (0.78%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 31 (24.22%) Microsoft Excel
2 29 (22.66%) Microsoft Office
3 22 (17.19%) Microsoft Project
4 17 (13.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 13 (10.16%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.78%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.56%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.78%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.34%) Office 365
2 1 (0.78%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.56%) Firewall
1 2 (1.56%) WAN
2 1 (0.78%) Internet
2 1 (0.78%) MPLS
2 1 (0.78%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.91%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (1.56%) Big Data
2 2 (1.56%) Hadoop
2 2 (1.56%) MySQL
2 2 (1.56%) NoSQL
2 2 (1.56%) RDBMS
2 2 (1.56%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.78%) Essbase
3 1 (0.78%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (2.34%) JIRA
2 1 (0.78%) Cucumber
2 1 (0.78%) GitLab
2 1 (0.78%) Gradle
2 1 (0.78%) Mockito
2 1 (0.78%) SonarQube
General
1 60 (46.88%) Finance
2 17 (13.28%) Banking
3 10 (7.81%) Retail Banking
4 5 (3.91%) Retail
5 4 (3.13%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.78%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.78%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 48 (37.50%) Analyst
2 35 (27.34%) PMO Analyst
3 20 (15.63%) Project Manager
4 17 (13.28%) PMO Manager
5 11 (8.59%) Senior PMO
6 9 (7.03%) Senior Manager
7 7 (5.47%) PMO Lead
7 7 (5.47%) Project Analyst
8 6 (4.69%) Business Analyst
8 6 (4.69%) Senior PMO Manager
9 5 (3.91%) IT Manager
9 5 (3.91%) Programme Manager
9 5 (3.91%) Senior Analyst
9 5 (3.91%) Senior PMO Analyst
10 4 (3.13%) IT Project Manager
10 4 (3.13%) Project Officer
10 4 (3.13%) Support Officer
11 3 (2.34%) Programme Planner
11 3 (2.34%) Project Support Officer
11 3 (2.34%) Report Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.56%) AngularJS
1 2 (1.56%) Middleware
1 2 (1.56%) Node.js
2 1 (0.78%) Dropwizard
2 1 (0.78%) EDI
2 1 (0.78%) FreeMarker
2 1 (0.78%) J2EE
2 1 (0.78%) Java EE
2 1 (0.78%) Spring
2 1 (0.78%) Spring Boot
2 1 (0.78%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (7.81%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (4.69%) Data Centre
3 5 (3.91%) NHS
3 5 (3.91%) Self-Motivation
4 4 (3.13%) Virtual Team
5 1 (0.78%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (0.78%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 5 (3.91%) Windows
1 5 (3.91%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (28.91%) Project Management
2 29 (22.66%) PRINCE2
3 28 (21.88%) Stakeholder Management
4 20 (15.63%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (15.63%) Programme Management
5 15 (11.72%) Problem-Solving
6 14 (10.94%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 12 (9.38%) Portfolio Management
8 9 (7.03%) Project Planning
9 8 (6.25%) Project Governance
9 8 (6.25%) Resource Management
10 7 (5.47%) Business Analysis
10 7 (5.47%) Change Management
10 7 (5.47%) Migration
10 7 (5.47%) Waterfall
11 6 (4.69%) Decision-Making
11 6 (4.69%) Risk Management
11 6 (4.69%) Scrum
12 5 (3.91%) Change Control
12 5 (3.91%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (1.56%) Java
1 2 (1.56%) Python
2 1 (0.78%) SQL
2 1 (0.78%) X++
Qualifications
1 8 (6.25%) Degree
2 7 (5.47%) PMP
3 4 (3.13%) ISEB
3 4 (3.13%) PMI Certification
3 4 (3.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 3 (2.34%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (2.34%) Security Cleared
5 2 (1.56%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.78%) CISA
6 1 (0.78%) CISSP
6 1 (0.78%) CRISC
6 1 (0.78%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (7.81%) QA
2 6 (4.69%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (1.56%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.78%) GDPR
4 1 (0.78%) P3O
4 1 (0.78%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (0.78%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (0.78%) vSphere
Vendors
1 30 (23.44%) Microsoft
2 5 (3.91%) Planview
3 4 (3.13%) Oracle
4 1 (0.78%) Cadence
4 1 (0.78%) Cisco
4 1 (0.78%) F5
4 1 (0.78%) IBM
4 1 (0.78%) Juniper
4 1 (0.78%) Palo Alto
4 1 (0.78%) Red Hat
4 1 (0.78%) VMware