Period
to 20 August 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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 90 111 52
Rank change year-on-year +21 -59 -18
Contract jobs citing PMO 134 62 196
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 2.44% 1.44% 3.73%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 17.99% 10.95% 25.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 43 129
Scotland median daily rate £325 £305 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.56% -4.69% +3.23%
10th Percentile £209 £202 £200
90th Percentile £450 £488 £413
UK median daily rate £396 £388 £350
% change year-on-year +2.13% +10.71% -3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate £10.41 - -
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £25.12 £20.39
% change year-on-year -24.36% +23.20% +13.28%

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 745 566 762
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 13.55% 13.14% 14.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 430 318 422
Scotland median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14% -
10th Percentile £199 £149 £157
90th Percentile £550 £513 £488
UK median daily rate £450 £445 £413
% change year-on-year +1.12% +7.88% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 21 15
Scotland median hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -12.82% -42.22%
10th Percentile £10.50 £13.00 £14.00
90th Percentile £35.00 £42.50 £40.50
UK median hourly rate £22.20 £22.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +0.89% -2.22% +4.53%

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

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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 20 August 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 20 August 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 20 August 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 +7 67 £325 +4.00% 1
Glasgow +18 56 £338 +3.85% 2
Renfrewshire - 6 £325 -
Aberdeen +8 1 £250 +25.00%
West Lothian - 1 £260 -
North Lanarkshire - 1 - -
Aberdeenshire - 1 £425 -
PMO
UK

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 63 (47.01%) Finance
2 47 (35.07%) Project Management
3 33 (24.63%) Stakeholder Management
4 31 (23.13%) Microsoft
5 29 (21.64%) Microsoft Project
6 28 (20.90%) Microsoft Excel
7 27 (20.15%) PRINCE2
8 21 (15.67%) Microsoft Office
8 21 (15.67%) Agile Software Development
8 21 (15.67%) Problem-Solving
9 18 (13.43%) Change Control
10 15 (11.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
11 14 (10.45%) SharePoint
11 14 (10.45%) QA
12 13 (9.70%) PMP
12 13 (9.70%) Banking
13 12 (8.96%) Change Management
13 12 (8.96%) Programme Management
13 12 (8.96%) PMI Certification
14 11 (8.21%) Project Governance
14 11 (8.21%) Project Planning
14 11 (8.21%) Migration
15 10 (7.46%) MS Visio
15 10 (7.46%) Degree
16 9 (6.72%) Resource Management
16 9 (6.72%) Stakeholder Engagement
16 9 (6.72%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 8 (5.97%) Analytical Skills
18 7 (5.22%) Portfolio Management
18 7 (5.22%) Security Cleared

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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 (10.45%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.49%) MS Project Server
3 1 (0.75%) Jetty
3 1 (0.75%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.75%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 29 (21.64%) Microsoft Project
2 28 (20.90%) Microsoft Excel
3 21 (15.67%) Microsoft Office
4 15 (11.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 10 (7.46%) MS Visio
6 2 (1.49%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.75%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.75%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (1.49%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (1.49%) Primavera
2 1 (0.75%) CA PPM
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.73%) Office 365
2 1 (0.75%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 1 (0.75%) Dynamics 365
2 1 (0.75%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.49%) Firewall
1 2 (1.49%) WAN
2 1 (0.75%) Internet
2 1 (0.75%) MPLS
2 1 (0.75%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (5.22%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (2.24%) RDBMS
2 3 (2.24%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.49%) Big Data
3 2 (1.49%) Hadoop
3 2 (1.49%) MySQL
3 2 (1.49%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.75%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.75%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.75%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 4 (2.99%) JIRA
2 1 (0.75%) Axure RP
2 1 (0.75%) Cucumber
2 1 (0.75%) GitLab
2 1 (0.75%) Gradle
2 1 (0.75%) Mockito
2 1 (0.75%) SonarQube
General
1 63 (47.01%) Finance
2 13 (9.70%) Banking
3 7 (5.22%) Retail
4 6 (4.48%) Retail Banking
5 5 (3.73%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.49%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.49%) Legal
7 1 (0.75%) Billing
Job Titles
1 40 (29.85%) Analyst
2 30 (22.39%) PMO Analyst
3 18 (13.43%) Project Manager
4 14 (10.45%) PMO Lead
4 14 (10.45%) PMO Manager
5 12 (8.96%) Senior PMO
6 7 (5.22%) Senior Analyst
6 7 (5.22%) Senior PMO Analyst
7 6 (4.48%) Business Analyst
7 6 (4.48%) PMO Planner
7 6 (4.48%) Project Analyst
8 5 (3.73%) Project Leader
8 5 (3.73%) Senior Manager
9 4 (2.99%) Administrator
9 4 (2.99%) Coordinator
9 4 (2.99%) IT Manager
9 4 (2.99%) PMO Administrator
9 4 (2.99%) Senior PMO Manager
10 3 (2.24%) Portfolio Manager
10 3 (2.24%) Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.49%) AngularJS
1 2 (1.49%) Middleware
1 2 (1.49%) Node.js
2 1 (0.75%) Dropwizard
2 1 (0.75%) EDI
2 1 (0.75%) FreeMarker
2 1 (0.75%) J2EE
2 1 (0.75%) Java EE
2 1 (0.75%) Spring
2 1 (0.75%) Spring Boot
2 1 (0.75%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (5.97%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (5.22%) NHS
3 6 (4.48%) Data Centre
3 6 (4.48%) PMI
4 4 (2.99%) Self-Motivation
5 3 (2.24%) Virtual Team
6 1 (0.75%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (0.75%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.75%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (2.99%) Windows
1 4 (2.99%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (35.07%) Project Management
2 33 (24.63%) Stakeholder Management
3 27 (20.15%) PRINCE2
4 21 (15.67%) Agile Software Development
4 21 (15.67%) Problem-Solving
5 18 (13.43%) Change Control
6 12 (8.96%) Change Management
6 12 (8.96%) Programme Management
7 11 (8.21%) Migration
7 11 (8.21%) Project Governance
7 11 (8.21%) Project Planning
8 9 (6.72%) Resource Management
8 9 (6.72%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 7 (5.22%) Business Analysis
9 7 (5.22%) Business Intelligence
9 7 (5.22%) Portfolio Management
9 7 (5.22%) Risk Management
10 6 (4.48%) Data Analysis
10 6 (4.48%) Data Protection
10 6 (4.48%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 2 (1.49%) Java
1 2 (1.49%) Python
2 1 (0.75%) PL/SQL
2 1 (0.75%) SQL
2 1 (0.75%) X++
Qualifications
1 13 (9.70%) PMP
2 12 (8.96%) PMI Certification
3 10 (7.46%) Degree
4 9 (6.72%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 7 (5.22%) Security Cleared
6 6 (4.48%) SC Cleared
7 4 (2.99%) BPSS Clearance
7 4 (2.99%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (1.49%) ISEB
9 1 (0.75%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (10.45%) QA
2 5 (3.73%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (1.49%) GDPR
4 1 (0.75%) P3O
System Software
1 1 (0.75%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (0.75%) vSphere
Vendors
1 31 (23.13%) Microsoft
2 7 (5.22%) Planview
3 4 (2.99%) Oracle
4 1 (0.75%) Adobe
4 1 (0.75%) Cadence
4 1 (0.75%) Cisco
4 1 (0.75%) F5
4 1 (0.75%) HP
4 1 (0.75%) IBM
4 1 (0.75%) Juniper
4 1 (0.75%) Palo Alto
4 1 (0.75%) Red Hat
4 1 (0.75%) SAP
4 1 (0.75%) VMware