Period
to 15 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for PMP qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered 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.

PMI Project Management Professional (PMP)
UK > Scotland
6 months to
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 169 166 147
Rank change year-on-year -3 -19 +19
Contract jobs citing PMP 36 14 47
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.67% 0.29% 0.96%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.24% 2.01% 4.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 10 37
Scotland median daily rate £375 £344 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% +4.17% -0.75%
10th Percentile £268 £311 £280
90th Percentile £468 £426 £425
UK median daily rate £453 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +0.56% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Scotland median hourly rate £31.50 £27.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.55% - -
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £43.25
% change year-on-year +6.06% -23.70% +0.58%

PMP is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications 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 academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Scotland
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 850 695 1,163
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 15.77% 14.46% 23.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 485 383 712
Scotland median daily rate £375 £360 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.17% +9.09% -2.22%
10th Percentile £213 £210 £225
90th Percentile £538 £538 £450
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £408
% change year-on-year +5.88% +4.17% +2.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 50 57
Scotland median hourly rate £24.25 £29.40 £38.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.52% -22.63% +78.82%
10th Percentile £12.93 £13.22 £14.60
90th Percentile £53.75 £46.50 £42.40
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year -9.09% - +17.65%

PMP
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for PMP in Scotland

PMP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for PMP in Scotland

PMP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for PMP in Scotland

PMP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for PMP in Scotland

PMP
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 PMP 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
Glasgow +4 30 £375 -
Edinburgh -8 3 £375 +15.38% 1
Renfrewshire - 1 £370 -
Highlands - 1 - -
Scottish Borders - 1 - -
PMP
UK

For the 6 months to 15 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing PMP 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 PMP.

1 28 (77.78%) Project Management
2 24 (66.67%) PRINCE2
2 24 (66.67%) PMI Certification
3 22 (61.11%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (41.67%) Finance
4 15 (41.67%) PMO
5 10 (27.78%) Degree
6 9 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 9 (25.00%) Microsoft
7 8 (22.22%) Microsoft Project
7 8 (22.22%) Programme Management
7 8 (22.22%) Data Centre
7 8 (22.22%) Virtual Team
8 7 (19.44%) Analytical Skills
8 7 (19.44%) Data Protection
8 7 (19.44%) Scrum
8 7 (19.44%) Risk Management
8 7 (19.44%) PRINCE
9 6 (16.67%) Migration
9 6 (16.67%) Time Management
9 6 (16.67%) Change Control
9 6 (16.67%) Budgeting and Forecasting
9 6 (16.67%) Planning and Forecasting
9 6 (16.67%) Virtual Team Management
9 6 (16.67%) Scaled Agile Framework
9 6 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
10 5 (13.89%) Waterfall
10 5 (13.89%) Banking
10 5 (13.89%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 5 (13.89%) ITIL

PMP
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 2 (5.56%) MS Project Server
1 2 (5.56%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (22.22%) Microsoft Project
2 4 (11.11%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (11.11%) MS Visio
3 3 (8.33%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (8.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.78%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.33%) Data Mart
General
1 15 (41.67%) Finance
2 5 (13.89%) Banking
3 3 (8.33%) Billing
3 3 (8.33%) Private Banking
4 2 (5.56%) Manufacturing
5 1 (2.78%) Legal
5 1 (2.78%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 21 (58.33%) Project Manager
2 8 (22.22%) IT Manager
2 8 (22.22%) IT Project Manager
3 5 (13.89%) Infrastructure Manager
3 5 (13.89%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 4 (11.11%) PMO Planner
5 3 (8.33%) Business Analyst
6 2 (5.56%) Analyst
6 2 (5.56%) Change Manager
6 2 (5.56%) Coordinator
6 2 (5.56%) Programme Planner
6 2 (5.56%) Project Change Manager
6 2 (5.56%) Project Coordinator
6 2 (5.56%) Project Planner
6 2 (5.56%) Senior PMO
6 2 (5.56%) Senior Project Planner
6 2 (5.56%) Technical Analyst
6 2 (5.56%) Technical Business Analyst
6 2 (5.56%) Technical Manager
6 2 (5.56%) Technical Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.33%) Web Services
2 1 (2.78%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 8 (22.22%) Data Centre
1 8 (22.22%) Virtual Team
2 7 (19.44%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (11.11%) PMI
4 1 (2.78%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (77.78%) Project Management
2 24 (66.67%) PRINCE2
3 22 (61.11%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 8 (22.22%) Programme Management
6 7 (19.44%) Data Protection
6 7 (19.44%) PRINCE
6 7 (19.44%) Risk Management
6 7 (19.44%) Scrum
7 6 (16.67%) Budgeting and Forecasting
7 6 (16.67%) Change Control
7 6 (16.67%) Migration
7 6 (16.67%) Planning and Forecasting
7 6 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
7 6 (16.67%) Scaled Agile Framework
7 6 (16.67%) Time Management
7 6 (16.67%) Virtual Team Management
8 5 (13.89%) CRM
8 5 (13.89%) ITIL
8 5 (13.89%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 3 (8.33%) SQL
2 1 (2.78%) Java
2 1 (2.78%) VB
Qualifications
1 24 (66.67%) PMI Certification
2 10 (27.78%) Degree
3 5 (13.89%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (5.56%) Security Cleared
5 1 (2.78%) APMP
5 1 (2.78%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (2.78%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (2.78%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (41.67%) PMO
2 4 (11.11%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.78%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (2.78%) MOM
Vendors
1 9 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.56%) SAP
3 1 (2.78%) HP
3 1 (2.78%) Salesforce.com