Period
to 15 October 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 15 October 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
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 89 116 57
Rank change year-on-year +27 -59 -19
Contract jobs citing PMO 131 64 174
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 2.43% 1.33% 3.55%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 18.35% 9.82% 24.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 43 121
Scotland median daily rate £330 £305 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.20% -1.61% -1.98%
10th Percentile £212 £225 £200
90th Percentile £427 £500 £413
UK median daily rate £375 £396 £350
% change year-on-year -5.18% +13.00% -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate £11.00 - -
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £25.12 £21.75
% change year-on-year -14.41% +15.49% -2.25%

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 714 652 708
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 13.25% 13.57% 14.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 393 355 398
Scotland median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14% -
10th Percentile £200 £150 £181
90th Percentile £548 £533 £488
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £413
% change year-on-year +2.86% +6.06% +3.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 27 19
Scotland median hourly rate £17.38 £17.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.21% -32.00% -22.90%
10th Percentile £11.42 £13.00 £15.80
90th Percentile £35.00 £38.00 £40.90
UK median hourly rate £21.76 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +8.80% -11.11% +4.41%

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

PMO
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

PMO
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing PMO in Scotland over the 6 months to 15 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for PMO in Scotland

PMO
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 15 October 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for PMO in Scotland

PMO
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 15 October 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 +12 65 £325 +5.69% 10
Glasgow +22 55 £338 +12.50% 4
Renfrewshire - 8 £350 -
Aberdeen +11 1 £250 - 2
Perth and Kinross -1 1 £325 -
Aberdeenshire - 1 £425 -
Lanarkshire - 1 - -
PMO
UK

For the 6 months to 15 October 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 62 (47.33%) Finance
2 46 (35.11%) Project Management
3 37 (28.24%) Stakeholder Management
4 29 (22.14%) Microsoft
5 28 (21.37%) Agile Software Development
6 27 (20.61%) Microsoft Project
6 27 (20.61%) Microsoft Excel
7 25 (19.08%) PRINCE2
7 25 (19.08%) Microsoft Office
8 20 (15.27%) Problem-Solving
9 19 (14.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 19 (14.50%) Programme Management
10 16 (12.21%) Project Governance
10 16 (12.21%) Change Control
11 15 (11.45%) PMP
11 15 (11.45%) Migration
12 13 (9.92%) PMI Certification
12 13 (9.92%) SharePoint
12 13 (9.92%) Analytical Skills
13 12 (9.16%) Planview
13 12 (9.16%) Resource Management
13 12 (9.16%) QA
13 12 (9.16%) Data Protection
13 12 (9.16%) MS Visio
14 11 (8.40%) Change Management
15 10 (7.63%) Banking
16 9 (6.87%) Risk Management
16 9 (6.87%) Project Planning
16 9 (6.87%) Data Centre
17 8 (6.11%) BPSS Clearance

PMO
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 13 (9.92%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.53%) MS Project Server
3 1 (0.76%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 27 (20.61%) Microsoft Excel
1 27 (20.61%) Microsoft Project
2 25 (19.08%) Microsoft Office
3 19 (14.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 12 (9.16%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.76%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.76%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.76%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.53%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (1.53%) Primavera
2 1 (0.76%) CA PPM
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.82%) Office 365
2 1 (0.76%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 1 (0.76%) Dynamics 365
2 1 (0.76%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.29%) Firewall
2 2 (1.53%) BGP
2 2 (1.53%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (1.53%) Cisco Nexus
2 2 (1.53%) OSPF
3 1 (0.76%) VLAN
3 1 (0.76%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.82%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (2.29%) Oracle Database
2 3 (2.29%) Power BI
3 2 (1.53%) Informix
3 2 (1.53%) MongoDB
3 2 (1.53%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (1.53%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.76%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.76%) InfluxDB
4 1 (0.76%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (0.76%) Oracle Database 12c
4 1 (0.76%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.76%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.76%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.76%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 2 (1.53%) Git (software)
1 2 (1.53%) Octopus Deploy
1 2 (1.53%) Protractor
1 2 (1.53%) Selenium
1 2 (1.53%) Subversion
1 2 (1.53%) TeamCity
1 2 (1.53%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.76%) Axure RP
2 1 (0.76%) Hudson
2 1 (0.76%) JIRA
General
1 62 (47.33%) Finance
2 10 (7.63%) Banking
3 5 (3.82%) Retail
4 3 (2.29%) Manufacturing
4 3 (2.29%) Retail Banking
5 2 (1.53%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.53%) Legal
6 1 (0.76%) Billing
Job Titles
1 44 (33.59%) Analyst
2 40 (30.53%) PMO Analyst
3 17 (12.98%) PMO Lead
4 16 (12.21%) Project Manager
5 11 (8.40%) PMO Manager
6 9 (6.87%) PMO Planner
7 7 (5.34%) Project Analyst
7 7 (5.34%) Senior PMO
8 6 (4.58%) Administrator
9 5 (3.82%) Coordinator
9 5 (3.82%) Infrastructure Manager
9 5 (3.82%) Infrastructure Project Manager
9 5 (3.82%) Junior
9 5 (3.82%) Senior Analyst
9 5 (3.82%) Senior PMO Analyst
10 4 (3.05%) Junior Analyst
10 4 (3.05%) Junior PMO
10 4 (3.05%) Junior PMO Analyst
10 4 (3.05%) PMO Administrator
10 4 (3.05%) Project Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.53%) .NET
1 2 (1.53%) HTML
2 1 (0.76%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 13 (9.92%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (6.87%) Data Centre
3 6 (4.58%) PMI
4 5 (3.82%) NHS
5 4 (3.05%) Self-Motivation
5 4 (3.05%) Virtual Team
6 3 (2.29%) User Experience
7 1 (0.76%) Clustering
7 1 (0.76%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (3.05%) Windows
2 3 (2.29%) Windows 10
3 1 (0.76%) Linux
3 1 (0.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (35.11%) Project Management
2 37 (28.24%) Stakeholder Management
3 28 (21.37%) Agile Software Development
4 25 (19.08%) PRINCE2
5 20 (15.27%) Problem-Solving
6 19 (14.50%) Programme Management
7 16 (12.21%) Change Control
7 16 (12.21%) Project Governance
8 15 (11.45%) Migration
9 12 (9.16%) Data Protection
9 12 (9.16%) Resource Management
10 11 (8.40%) Change Management
11 9 (6.87%) Project Planning
11 9 (6.87%) Risk Management
12 8 (6.11%) Business Intelligence
13 7 (5.34%) DevOps
13 7 (5.34%) ITIL
13 7 (5.34%) Stakeholder Engagement
13 7 (5.34%) Time Management
14 6 (4.58%) Business Transformation
Programming Languages
1 5 (3.82%) SQL
2 2 (1.53%) C#
2 2 (1.53%) TypeScript
3 1 (0.76%) Bash Shell
3 1 (0.76%) PL/SQL
3 1 (0.76%) Shell Script
3 1 (0.76%) X++
Qualifications
1 15 (11.45%) PMP
2 13 (9.92%) PMI Certification
3 8 (6.11%) BPSS Clearance
4 7 (5.34%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 6 (4.58%) Degree
5 6 (4.58%) Security Cleared
6 5 (3.82%) SC Cleared
7 3 (2.29%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (1.53%) CCNP
8 2 (1.53%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.76%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (9.16%) QA
2 3 (2.29%) GDPR
3 1 (0.76%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.76%) P3O
System Software
1 1 (0.76%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (0.76%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (0.76%) Ansible
1 1 (0.76%) Grafana
1 1 (0.76%) Prometheus
1 1 (0.76%) SCOM
Vendors
1 29 (22.14%) Microsoft
2 12 (9.16%) Planview
3 4 (3.05%) Oracle
4 3 (2.29%) CheckPoint
4 3 (2.29%) Cisco
5 2 (1.53%) CA
5 2 (1.53%) CA Agile Central
5 2 (1.53%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.76%) Adobe
6 1 (0.76%) F5
6 1 (0.76%) HP
6 1 (0.76%) Juniper
6 1 (0.76%) Palo Alto
6 1 (0.76%) SAP
6 1 (0.76%) SolarWinds
6 1 (0.76%) Talend
6 1 (0.76%) VMware