Period
to 26 April 2019

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 26 April 2019 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
26 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 92 71 99
Rank change year-on-year -21 +28 -29
Contract jobs citing PMO 93 146 59
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 2.07% 2.92% 1.64%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 17.19% 20.31% 14.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 92 43
Scotland median daily rate £350 £275 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +27.27% - -14.06%
10th Percentile £213 £158 £195
90th Percentile £481 £461 £438
UK median daily rate £384 £400 £375
% change year-on-year -4.00% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Scotland median hourly rate £26.00 £22.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.56% - -
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £21.75 £20.25
% change year-on-year +1.15% +7.41% -6.90%

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 541 719 417
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 12.07% 14.40% 11.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 300 453 244
Scotland median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -6.67%
10th Percentile £168 £190 £151
90th Percentile £600 £525 £488
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £430
% change year-on-year - +4.65% +7.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 22 8
Scotland median hourly rate £21.56 £32.50 £22.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.68% +42.86% +26.39%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.20 £14.49
90th Percentile £34.60 £48.73 £28.90
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £22.67 £22.50
% change year-on-year -5.17% +0.77% -6.25%

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 26 April 2019.

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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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 26 April 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 -14 50 £340 +23.64% 3
Glasgow -17 31 £350 +37.25% 1
Highlands - 4 £188 -
Aberdeen - 2 - - 1
Stirling - 2 £575 -
PMO
UK

For the 6 months to 26 April 2019, 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 44 (47.31%) Finance
2 43 (46.24%) Project Management
3 20 (21.51%) Stakeholder Management
3 20 (21.51%) Microsoft Excel
4 19 (20.43%) PRINCE2
5 17 (18.28%) Agile Software Development
6 16 (17.20%) Microsoft Project
7 14 (15.05%) Microsoft
8 13 (13.98%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 12 (12.90%) Banking
10 11 (11.83%) Microsoft Office
10 11 (11.83%) QA
11 10 (10.75%) Change Management
11 10 (10.75%) Programme Management
11 10 (10.75%) Project Planning
12 9 (9.68%) Project Governance
12 9 (9.68%) Analytical Skills
13 8 (8.60%) Risk Management
13 8 (8.60%) PMP
13 8 (8.60%) PMI Certification
14 7 (7.53%) Process Improvement
15 6 (6.45%) Change Control
15 6 (6.45%) Business Transformation
15 6 (6.45%) Data Centre
15 6 (6.45%) Problem-Solving
15 6 (6.45%) SharePoint
15 6 (6.45%) Resource Management
15 6 (6.45%) Business Analysis
15 6 (6.45%) Migration
16 5 (5.38%) Degree

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 6 (6.45%) SharePoint
2 4 (4.30%) Smallworld
3 1 (1.08%) Confluence
3 1 (1.08%) MS Project Server
3 1 (1.08%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 20 (21.51%) Microsoft Excel
2 16 (17.20%) Microsoft Project
3 13 (13.98%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 11 (11.83%) Microsoft Office
5 4 (4.30%) AutoCAD
6 3 (3.23%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.08%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.23%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.15%) Office 365
2 2 (2.15%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 1 (1.08%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.08%) Dynamics 365
3 1 (1.08%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.15%) Firewall
2 1 (1.08%) BGP
2 1 (1.08%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (1.08%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (1.08%) Internet
2 1 (1.08%) MPLS
2 1 (1.08%) OSPF
2 1 (1.08%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.30%) GIS
Development Applications
1 4 (4.30%) JIRA
2 2 (2.15%) ClearQuest
2 2 (2.15%) Hudson
3 1 (1.08%) Bugzilla
3 1 (1.08%) IBM UrbanCode
General
1 44 (47.31%) Finance
2 12 (12.90%) Banking
3 2 (2.15%) Legal
3 2 (2.15%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.08%) Back Office
4 1 (1.08%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.08%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 34 (36.56%) Analyst
2 26 (27.96%) PMO Analyst
3 16 (17.20%) Project Manager
4 9 (9.68%) Coordinator
4 9 (9.68%) PMO Manager
5 6 (6.45%) Project Coordinator
6 5 (5.38%) PMO Coordinator
7 4 (4.30%) PMO Lead
7 4 (4.30%) Security Manager
7 4 (4.30%) Security Project Manager
8 3 (3.23%) Business Analyst
8 3 (3.23%) Portfolio Analyst
8 3 (3.23%) Programme Manager
8 3 (3.23%) Project Analyst
9 2 (2.15%) Administrator
9 2 (2.15%) Consultant
9 2 (2.15%) Infrastructure Project Manager
9 2 (2.15%) Programme Planner
9 2 (2.15%) Programmer
9 2 (2.15%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.08%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 9 (9.68%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (6.45%) Data Centre
3 4 (4.30%) Fibre Optics
3 4 (4.30%) PMI
4 2 (2.15%) e-Health
5 1 (1.08%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (1.08%) FMCG
5 1 (1.08%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.08%) Private Cloud
5 1 (1.08%) Social Media
5 1 (1.08%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.08%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.08%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (46.24%) Project Management
2 20 (21.51%) Stakeholder Management
3 19 (20.43%) PRINCE2
4 17 (18.28%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (10.75%) Change Management
5 10 (10.75%) Programme Management
5 10 (10.75%) Project Planning
6 9 (9.68%) Project Governance
7 8 (8.60%) Risk Management
8 7 (7.53%) Process Improvement
9 6 (6.45%) Business Analysis
9 6 (6.45%) Business Transformation
9 6 (6.45%) Change Control
9 6 (6.45%) Migration
9 6 (6.45%) Problem-Solving
9 6 (6.45%) Resource Management
10 5 (5.38%) Decision-Making
10 5 (5.38%) Programme Governance
10 5 (5.38%) Resource Allocation
10 5 (5.38%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.15%) SQL
1 2 (2.15%) VBA
Qualifications
1 8 (8.60%) PMI Certification
1 8 (8.60%) PMP
2 5 (5.38%) Degree
2 5 (5.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 4 (4.30%) SC Cleared
3 4 (4.30%) Security Cleared
4 3 (3.23%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (2.15%) APMP
5 2 (2.15%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (1.08%) CCNP
6 1 (1.08%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (11.83%) QA
2 2 (2.15%) GDPR
3 1 (1.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.08%) PMBOK
Systems Management
1 2 (2.15%) HP ALM
2 1 (1.08%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 14 (15.05%) Microsoft
2 2 (2.15%) Planview
3 1 (1.08%) CheckPoint
3 1 (1.08%) Cisco
3 1 (1.08%) Facebook
3 1 (1.08%) Google
3 1 (1.08%) IBM
3 1 (1.08%) JD Edwards
3 1 (1.08%) Oracle