Period
to 17 December 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 17 December 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
17 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 84 90 112
Rank change year-on-year +6 +22 -67
Contract jobs citing PMO 125 105 67
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 2.40% 2.12% 1.64%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 19.00% 13.89% 13.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 74 40
Scotland median daily rate £325 £275 £333
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.18% -17.29% +10.83%
10th Percentile £212 £175 £175
90th Percentile £425 £496 £407
UK median daily rate £375 £400 £365
% change year-on-year -6.25% +9.59% -2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate £11.00 - -
UK median hourly rate £20.24 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -19.06% +11.11% -16.14%

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 658 756 493
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 12.62% 15.24% 12.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 358 441 277
Scotland median daily rate £375 £375 £375
10th Percentile £200 £181 £135
90th Percentile £538 £538 £493
UK median daily rate £450 £440 £425
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 28 24
Scotland median hourly rate £20.38 £20.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.88% -20.00% -23.08%
10th Percentile £11.65 £13.00 £16.25
90th Percentile £34.48 £38.15 £40.50
UK median hourly rate £20.24 £20.80 £22.50
% change year-on-year -2.72% -7.56% -

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 17 December 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

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 17 December 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
Glasgow +8 61 £325 +15.56% 7
Edinburgh -17 55 £325 +8.33% 4
Renfrewshire -5 4 £290 +87.10%
Aberdeen +12 3 £250 - 1
Lanarkshire - 1 - -
Perth and Kinross - 1 £325 -
PMO
UK

For the 6 months to 17 December 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 52 (41.60%) Project Management
2 49 (39.20%) Finance
3 36 (28.80%) Stakeholder Management
4 32 (25.60%) PRINCE2
5 31 (24.80%) Microsoft Excel
6 30 (24.00%) Microsoft Office
7 29 (23.20%) Agile Software Development
8 25 (20.00%) Microsoft
9 23 (18.40%) Microsoft Project
10 19 (15.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
11 18 (14.40%) QA
12 17 (13.60%) Analytical Skills
12 17 (13.60%) Programme Management
13 16 (12.80%) Migration
13 16 (12.80%) PMP
14 14 (11.20%) Change Management
15 13 (10.40%) SharePoint
15 13 (10.40%) Change Control
15 13 (10.40%) Problem-Solving
16 12 (9.60%) Project Governance
17 11 (8.80%) Data Protection
17 11 (8.80%) Project Planning
17 11 (8.80%) Banking
18 10 (8.00%) MS Visio
18 10 (8.00%) PMI Certification
18 10 (8.00%) Resource Management
18 10 (8.00%) Data Centre
18 10 (8.00%) BPSS Clearance
19 9 (7.20%) DevOps
19 9 (7.20%) Risk Management

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 (10.40%) SharePoint
2 4 (3.20%) Smallworld
3 1 (0.80%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.80%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 31 (24.80%) Microsoft Excel
2 30 (24.00%) Microsoft Office
3 23 (18.40%) Microsoft Project
4 19 (15.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 10 (8.00%) MS Visio
6 4 (3.20%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.80%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.80%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.80%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.20%) Office 365
2 3 (2.40%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.60%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 1 (0.80%) Adobe Creative Cloud
4 1 (0.80%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.80%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.60%) BGP
1 2 (1.60%) Cisco ASA
1 2 (1.60%) Cisco Nexus
1 2 (1.60%) Firewall
1 2 (1.60%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.00%) Power BI
2 4 (3.20%) GIS
2 4 (3.20%) Oracle Database
3 3 (2.40%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (2.40%) Informix
3 3 (2.40%) MongoDB
3 3 (2.40%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (2.40%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.80%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.80%) InfluxDB
4 1 (0.80%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (0.80%) Oracle Database 12c
4 1 (0.80%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.80%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.80%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.80%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 3 (2.40%) JIRA
2 2 (1.60%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.60%) Hudson
2 2 (1.60%) Octopus Deploy
2 2 (1.60%) Protractor
2 2 (1.60%) Selenium
2 2 (1.60%) Subversion
2 2 (1.60%) TeamCity
2 2 (1.60%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.80%) Axure RP
3 1 (0.80%) IBM UrbanCode
General
1 49 (39.20%) Finance
2 11 (8.80%) Banking
3 3 (2.40%) Legal
3 3 (2.40%) Retail
4 1 (0.80%) Billing
4 1 (0.80%) Investment Banking
4 1 (0.80%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 44 (35.20%) Analyst
2 42 (33.60%) PMO Analyst
3 16 (12.80%) Project Manager
4 12 (9.60%) PMO Lead
5 9 (7.20%) PMO Manager
6 8 (6.40%) Coordinator
7 7 (5.60%) Administrator
8 6 (4.80%) PMO Planner
8 6 (4.80%) Project Coordinator
8 6 (4.80%) Senior PMO
9 5 (4.00%) Infrastructure Manager
9 5 (4.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
9 5 (4.00%) Junior
9 5 (4.00%) Project Analyst
10 4 (3.20%) Junior Analyst
10 4 (3.20%) Junior PMO
10 4 (3.20%) Junior PMO Analyst
10 4 (3.20%) PMO Administrator
10 4 (3.20%) Senior Analyst
10 4 (3.20%) Senior PMO Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.60%) .NET
1 2 (1.60%) HTML
2 1 (0.80%) EDI
2 1 (0.80%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 17 (13.60%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (8.00%) Data Centre
3 4 (3.20%) User Experience
4 3 (2.40%) NHS
4 3 (2.40%) Self-Motivation
4 3 (2.40%) Virtual Team
5 2 (1.60%) e-Health
5 2 (1.60%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.60%) PMI
6 1 (0.80%) Clustering
6 1 (0.80%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 2 (1.60%) Windows
2 1 (0.80%) Linux
2 1 (0.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (41.60%) Project Management
2 36 (28.80%) Stakeholder Management
3 32 (25.60%) PRINCE2
4 29 (23.20%) Agile Software Development
5 17 (13.60%) Programme Management
6 16 (12.80%) Migration
7 14 (11.20%) Change Management
8 13 (10.40%) Change Control
8 13 (10.40%) Problem-Solving
9 12 (9.60%) Project Governance
10 11 (8.80%) Data Protection
10 11 (8.80%) Project Planning
11 10 (8.00%) Resource Management
12 9 (7.20%) DevOps
12 9 (7.20%) Risk Management
13 8 (6.40%) Business Intelligence
13 8 (6.40%) Time Management
14 7 (5.60%) Stakeholder Engagement
15 6 (4.80%) ITIL
16 5 (4.00%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 8 (6.40%) SQL
2 2 (1.60%) C#
2 2 (1.60%) TypeScript
2 2 (1.60%) VBA
3 1 (0.80%) Bash Shell
3 1 (0.80%) PL/SQL
3 1 (0.80%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 16 (12.80%) PMP
2 10 (8.00%) BPSS Clearance
2 10 (8.00%) PMI Certification
3 8 (6.40%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 6 (4.80%) Degree
5 5 (4.00%) Security Cleared
6 4 (3.20%) SC Cleared
7 2 (1.60%) CCNP
7 2 (1.60%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.80%) APMP
8 1 (0.80%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.80%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (14.40%) QA
2 4 (3.20%) GDPR
Systems Management
1 1 (0.80%) Ansible
1 1 (0.80%) Grafana
1 1 (0.80%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (0.80%) Prometheus
1 1 (0.80%) SCOM
Vendors
1 25 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (6.40%) Planview
3 6 (4.80%) Oracle
4 3 (2.40%) CheckPoint
5 2 (1.60%) CA
5 2 (1.60%) CA Agile Central
5 2 (1.60%) Cisco
6 1 (0.80%) Adobe
6 1 (0.80%) HP
6 1 (0.80%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.80%) SolarWinds
6 1 (0.80%) Talend