Period
to 24 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for Project Management skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Project Management over the 6 months to 24 November 2017 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
UK > Scotland
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 17 20 9
Rank change year-on-year +3 -11 +6
Contract jobs citing Project Management 381 346 615
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 7.56% 8.02% 9.91%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.99% 9.60% 12.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 218 265 310
Scotland median daily rate £375 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -6.25% -
10th Percentile £250 £272 £249
90th Percentile £508 £500 £525
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 0 10
Scotland median hourly rate £42.00 - £39.00
10th Percentile £23.20 - £18.35
90th Percentile £50.30 - £50.64
UK median hourly rate £27.09 £27.50 £31.72
% change year-on-year -1.49% -13.30% +5.73%

Project Management is in the Processes and Methodologies 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 process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Scotland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4239 3603 5106
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 84.14% 83.52% 82.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 2424 2113 2669
Scotland median daily rate £390 £360 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.33% -4.00% -
10th Percentile £250 £250 £250
90th Percentile £538 £488 £500
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 102 88 103
Scotland median hourly rate £24.50 £21.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.67% -16.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £13.00 £10.70 £12.35
90th Percentile £44.95 £43.00 £47.00
UK median hourly rate £23.75 £23.72 £22.50
% change year-on-year +0.15% +5.40% +18.42%

Project Management
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for Project Management in Scotland

Project Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Project Management in Scotland

Project Management
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Project Management in Scotland over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Project Management in Scotland

Project Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Project Management in Scotland

Project Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Scotland

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Project Management in Scotland over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Project Management in Scotland

Project Management
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 Project Management within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 24 November 2017. 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 0 213 £384 -4.06% 20
Glasgow +7 112 £400 +6.67% 15
Aberdeen -6 8 £425 +36.00%
West Lothian +6 6 £338 +5.47%
Renfrewshire 0 6 £175 -49.28% 1
Dundee +5 5 £325 -13.33%
Highlands +1 4 - -
Inverclyde -3 3 £350 -12.50%
North Lanarkshire 0 2 £300 -6.25%
East Ayrshire - 2 £415 -
East Renfrewshire - 2 - -
Stirling +1 1 £400 +45.45% 1
West Dunbartonshire - 1 £110 -
Project Management
UK

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Project Management also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for Project Management.

1 148 (38.85%) Finance
2 120 (31.50%) Agile Software Development
3 105 (27.56%) Stakeholder Management
4 99 (25.98%) PRINCE2
5 71 (18.64%) Microsoft
6 42 (11.02%) Business Analysis
7 41 (10.76%) Banking
8 39 (10.24%) ITIL
8 39 (10.24%) Analytical Skills
8 39 (10.24%) Disclosure Scotland
9 36 (9.45%) Change Management
10 33 (8.66%) Microsoft Project
10 33 (8.66%) Degree
11 29 (7.61%) Windows
12 28 (7.35%) Oracle
12 28 (7.35%) Firewall
12 28 (7.35%) Migration
13 25 (6.56%) Service Delivery
13 25 (6.56%) SQL
14 24 (6.30%) Programme Management
14 24 (6.30%) PMO
15 23 (6.04%) Project Planning
16 22 (5.77%) Waterfall
16 22 (5.77%) Scrum
16 22 (5.77%) HTML
16 22 (5.77%) Microsoft Office
16 22 (5.77%) Linux
16 22 (5.77%) SharePoint
16 22 (5.77%) SDLC
17 21 (5.51%) Cisco

Project Management
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 22 (5.77%) SharePoint
2 13 (3.41%) IIS
3 4 (1.05%) CMS
4 3 (0.79%) Sitecore CMS
5 2 (0.52%) SAS
5 2 (0.52%) Umbraco
6 1 (0.26%) Confluence
6 1 (0.26%) JBoss
6 1 (0.26%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (0.26%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.26%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 33 (8.66%) Microsoft Project
2 22 (5.77%) Microsoft Office
3 20 (5.25%) Microsoft Excel
4 13 (3.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 12 (3.15%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.26%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 4 (1.05%) Dynamics CRM
1 4 (1.05%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (0.79%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.26%) FRx
3 1 (0.26%) HiPortfolio
3 1 (0.26%) MultiFonds
3 1 (0.26%) Oracle 11i
3 1 (0.26%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.26%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.26%) Oracle CRM
3 1 (0.26%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.26%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.26%) SAP SD
3 1 (0.26%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.84%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (1.57%) Cloud Computing
2 6 (1.57%) Office 365
3 4 (1.05%) Google Analytics
3 4 (1.05%) PaaS
4 2 (0.52%) AdWords
4 2 (0.52%) Basecamp
4 2 (0.52%) Trello
5 1 (0.26%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.26%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.26%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (0.26%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.26%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (0.26%) npm
5 1 (0.26%) Oracle CX
5 1 (0.26%) Route 53
5 1 (0.26%) SaaS
5 1 (0.26%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 1 (0.26%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 28 (7.35%) Firewall
2 20 (5.25%) LAN
2 20 (5.25%) WAN
3 15 (3.94%) Internet
3 15 (3.94%) TCP/IP
4 14 (3.67%) VPN
5 13 (3.41%) MPLS
6 12 (3.15%) BGP
6 12 (3.15%) SNMP
6 12 (3.15%) SSH
6 12 (3.15%) Wireless
7 5 (1.31%) IP Telephony
8 4 (1.05%) HTTP
9 3 (0.79%) DNS
9 3 (0.79%) SAN
9 3 (0.79%) VoIP
10 2 (0.52%) DHCP
10 2 (0.52%) Network Security
10 2 (0.52%) VPLS
11 1 (0.26%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (4.99%) SQL Server
2 10 (2.62%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (2.10%) Relational Database
3 8 (2.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (0.79%) Big Data
4 3 (0.79%) RDBMS
4 3 (0.79%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (0.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (0.52%) Power BI
6 1 (0.26%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.26%) BODI
6 1 (0.26%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.26%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.26%) DataStage
6 1 (0.26%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.26%) Oracle ODI
6 1 (0.26%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.26%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.26%) PowerCenter
6 1 (0.26%) SAS EBI
Development Applications
1 7 (1.84%) JIRA
1 7 (1.84%) SoapUI
2 2 (0.52%) NUnit
2 2 (0.52%) Redmine
2 2 (0.52%) SpecFlow
3 1 (0.26%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.26%) Grunt
3 1 (0.26%) gulp
3 1 (0.26%) Talend Open Studio
3 1 (0.26%) Visual Studio
General
1 148 (38.85%) Finance
2 41 (10.76%) Banking
3 20 (5.25%) Telecoms
4 10 (2.62%) Publishing
5 9 (2.36%) Legal
5 9 (2.36%) Manufacturing
6 6 (1.57%) Investment Banking
7 5 (1.31%) Retail Banking
8 4 (1.05%) Financial Institution
8 4 (1.05%) Law
9 3 (0.79%) Local Government
10 2 (0.52%) Billing
10 2 (0.52%) Marketing
10 2 (0.52%) Retail
11 1 (0.26%) Advertising
11 1 (0.26%) Back Office
11 1 (0.26%) Corporate Banking
11 1 (0.26%) Front Office
11 1 (0.26%) Games
11 1 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 195 (51.18%) Project Manager
2 61 (16.01%) Analyst
3 32 (8.40%) Business Analyst
4 28 (7.35%) IT Manager
5 26 (6.82%) IT Project Manager
6 17 (4.46%) Infrastructure Manager
7 16 (4.20%) Developer
7 16 (4.20%) Infrastructure Project Manager
8 12 (3.15%) Network Engineer
8 12 (3.15%) Operations Manager
8 12 (3.15%) Operations Project Manager
9 11 (2.89%) Consultant
10 9 (2.36%) PMO Analyst
11 8 (2.10%) Senior Manager
11 8 (2.10%) Senior Project Manager
11 8 (2.10%) Technical Manager
11 8 (2.10%) Technical Project Manager
12 7 (1.84%) Contracts Manager
12 7 (1.84%) Security Specialist
12 7 (1.84%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (5.77%) HTML
2 12 (3.15%) XML
3 10 (2.62%) CSS
4 9 (2.36%) SOAP
4 9 (2.36%) XSLT
5 8 (2.10%) HTML5
5 8 (2.10%) jQuery
6 7 (1.84%) AngularJS
6 7 (1.84%) Web Services
7 5 (1.31%) .NET
7 5 (1.31%) JSON
8 3 (0.79%) CSS3
8 3 (0.79%) LESS
8 3 (0.79%) RESTful
8 3 (0.79%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 2 (0.52%) ASP.NET MVC
9 2 (0.52%) ASP.NET Web API
9 2 (0.52%) React
9 2 (0.52%) RequireJS
9 2 (0.52%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 39 (10.24%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (4.20%) Management Information System
3 13 (3.41%) PMI
4 11 (2.89%) Data Centre
5 10 (2.62%) User Experience
6 9 (2.36%) Computer Science
7 7 (1.84%) Virtual Team
8 6 (1.57%) Enterprise Storage
8 6 (1.57%) Greenfield Project
9 4 (1.05%) SCADA
10 3 (0.79%) FMCG
10 3 (0.79%) Hybrid Cloud
10 3 (0.79%) Mainframe
11 2 (0.52%) Blog
11 2 (0.52%) CMDB
11 2 (0.52%) iPad
11 2 (0.52%) Reference Data
12 1 (0.26%) Credit Risk
12 1 (0.26%) Derivative
12 1 (0.26%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 29 (7.61%) Windows
2 22 (5.77%) Linux
3 14 (3.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 13 (3.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 10 (2.62%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (2.36%) Windows Server
7 6 (1.57%) Unix
7 6 (1.57%) Windows 10
8 4 (1.05%) Windows XP
9 3 (0.79%) Mac OS X
10 2 (0.52%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.26%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 120 (31.50%) Agile Software Development
2 105 (27.56%) Stakeholder Management
3 99 (25.98%) PRINCE2
4 42 (11.02%) Business Analysis
5 39 (10.24%) ITIL
6 36 (9.45%) Change Management
7 28 (7.35%) Migration
8 25 (6.56%) Service Delivery
9 24 (6.30%) Programme Management
10 23 (6.04%) Project Planning
11 22 (5.77%) Scrum
11 22 (5.77%) SDLC
11 22 (5.77%) Waterfall
12 21 (5.51%) Risk Management
13 20 (5.25%) Data Analysis
14 19 (4.99%) CRM
14 19 (4.99%) Release Management
15 18 (4.72%) Resource Management
16 16 (4.20%) PRINCE
17 15 (3.94%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (6.56%) SQL
2 18 (4.72%) JavaScript
2 18 (4.72%) Python
3 12 (3.15%) Perl
4 10 (2.62%) PowerShell
5 8 (2.10%) C++
6 6 (1.57%) Java
7 5 (1.31%) T-SQL
8 4 (1.05%) C#
9 3 (0.79%) PL/SQL
10 2 (0.52%) R
11 1 (0.26%) C
11 1 (0.26%) ES6
11 1 (0.26%) Scala
11 1 (0.26%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 33 (8.66%) Degree
2 19 (4.99%) PMP
3 15 (3.94%) APMP
3 15 (3.94%) PMI Certification
4 14 (3.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 10 (2.62%) Cisco Certification
5 10 (2.62%) Computer Science Degree
6 8 (2.10%) CCNA
7 7 (1.84%) ISTQB
7 7 (1.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 7 (1.84%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 7 (1.84%) SC Cleared
7 7 (1.84%) Security Cleared
8 5 (1.31%) CISSP
9 4 (1.05%) BPSS Clearance
10 3 (0.79%) CISM
10 3 (0.79%) CRISC
11 2 (0.52%) ISEB
11 2 (0.52%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (10.24%) Disclosure Scotland
2 24 (6.30%) PMO
3 17 (4.46%) QA
4 8 (2.10%) GDPR
5 4 (1.05%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 4 (1.05%) Data Quality
5 4 (1.05%) GAMP
5 4 (1.05%) GMP
5 4 (1.05%) GxP
6 3 (0.79%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.52%) SLA
8 1 (0.26%) COBIT
8 1 (0.26%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.26%) FATCA
8 1 (0.26%) ISO 22301
8 1 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.26%) MiFID
8 1 (0.26%) WCAG
System Software
1 10 (2.62%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (2.10%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.52%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (0.52%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (0.26%) Docker
4 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (0.26%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 12 (3.15%) SCCM
2 10 (2.62%) IBM BigFix
2 10 (2.62%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 6 (1.57%) RSA Archer
4 1 (0.26%) AirWatch
4 1 (0.26%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (0.26%) Puppet
4 1 (0.26%) vRealize
Vendors
1 71 (18.64%) Microsoft
2 28 (7.35%) Oracle
3 21 (5.51%) Cisco
4 11 (2.89%) Symantec
5 10 (2.62%) Dell
5 10 (2.62%) HP
5 10 (2.62%) IBM
5 10 (2.62%) VMware
6 5 (1.31%) SAP
7 4 (1.05%) Google
7 4 (1.05%) Tableau
7 4 (1.05%) Wonderware
8 3 (0.79%) ServiceNow
8 3 (0.79%) Sitecore
8 3 (0.79%) Twitter
9 2 (0.52%) CyberArk
9 2 (0.52%) F5
9 2 (0.52%) Juniper
9 2 (0.52%) Siebel
9 2 (0.52%) Vermilion