Period
to 21 February 2018

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 21 February 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
UK > Scotland
6 months to
21 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 16 19 13
Rank change year-on-year +3 -6 -2
Contract jobs citing Project Management 389 308 537
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 7.92% 8.20% 9.85%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.31% 9.79% 12.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 241 224 294
Scotland median daily rate £375 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -6.25% -
10th Percentile £235 £239 £239
90th Percentile £500 £534 £536
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +1.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 4
Scotland median hourly rate £42.00 £53.89 £29.51
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.06% +82.60% -15.69%
10th Percentile £35.00 £45.30 £18.35
90th Percentile £47.32 £64.73 £42.10
UK median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £31.44
% change year-on-year - -12.53% +10.32%

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 4,177 3,146 4,475
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 85.04% 83.76% 82.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,459 1,857 2,360
Scotland median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - -0.13%
10th Percentile £256 £225 £250
90th Percentile £550 £513 £525
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 87 78 63
Scotland median hourly rate £21.00 £19.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -40.00% +43.23%
10th Percentile £11.34 £10.50 £12.35
90th Percentile £46.50 £47.20 £46.80
UK median hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £24.85
% change year-on-year -4.00% +0.60% +24.25%

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 21 February 2018.

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
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 21 February 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 -1 215 £375 -6.25% 31
Glasgow +2 107 £375 - 32
Aberdeen -5 9 £600 +104.26%
West Lothian +5 6 £275 -21.43% 2
Dundee -3 5 £325 -5.45% 2
Renfrewshire +5 4 £215 -32.81%
Highlands - 4 - -
North Lanarkshire - 3 £250 -
South Lanarkshire - 3 £375 -
Inverclyde - 3 £355 - 2
Stirling +6 2 £425 -2.86% 3
East Renfrewshire - 2 - -
Perth and Kinross -1 1 £450 -
Fife -4 1 - - 3
West Dunbartonshire - 1 £110 -
East Ayrshire - 1 - -
Scottish Borders - 1 - -
Project Management
UK

For the 6 months to 21 February 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Project Management 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 Project Management.

1 136 (34.96%) Finance
2 123 (31.62%) Agile Software Development
3 105 (26.99%) Stakeholder Management
4 103 (26.48%) PRINCE2
5 65 (16.71%) Microsoft
6 49 (12.60%) Business Analysis
7 41 (10.54%) Waterfall
7 41 (10.54%) SDLC
8 40 (10.28%) Disclosure Scotland
9 38 (9.77%) Degree
10 36 (9.25%) Analytical Skills
11 34 (8.74%) PMO
11 34 (8.74%) Migration
11 34 (8.74%) Banking
12 33 (8.48%) Microsoft Project
13 30 (7.71%) Change Management
14 28 (7.20%) Linux
14 28 (7.20%) ITIL
15 26 (6.68%) Programme Management
16 25 (6.43%) Risk Management
17 24 (6.17%) Resource Management
18 23 (5.91%) Windows
19 21 (5.40%) Oracle
19 21 (5.40%) Microsoft Excel
19 21 (5.40%) Data Centre
20 20 (5.14%) Microsoft Office
20 20 (5.14%) PMP
20 20 (5.14%) Scrum
21 19 (4.88%) XML
21 19 (4.88%) Business Transformation

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 15 (3.86%) SharePoint
2 9 (2.31%) IIS
3 4 (1.03%) CMS
3 4 (1.03%) Confluence
4 2 (0.51%) SAS
5 1 (0.26%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (0.26%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (0.26%) Umbraco
Applications
1 33 (8.48%) Microsoft Project
2 21 (5.40%) Microsoft Excel
3 20 (5.14%) Microsoft Office
4 17 (4.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 16 (4.11%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.51%) InVision
7 1 (0.26%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.26%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.26%) InDesign
7 1 (0.26%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (0.77%) Maximo
1 3 (0.77%) SAP MM
1 3 (0.77%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 3 (0.77%) SAP PM
1 3 (0.77%) SAP PS
1 3 (0.77%) Sonata
2 2 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.51%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.51%) Payment Gateway
2 2 (0.51%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.26%) HiPortfolio
3 1 (0.26%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.26%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.26%) Oracle CRM
3 1 (0.26%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.54%) Office 365
2 5 (1.29%) Cloud Computing
2 5 (1.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (1.03%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (0.77%) AWS CloudFormation
4 3 (0.77%) GitHub
4 3 (0.77%) Google Analytics
4 3 (0.77%) SaaS
5 2 (0.51%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 1 (0.26%) AdWords
6 1 (0.26%) Basecamp
6 1 (0.26%) npm
6 1 (0.26%) Oracle CX
6 1 (0.26%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 14 (3.60%) WAN
2 13 (3.34%) Firewall
2 13 (3.34%) LAN
3 10 (2.57%) HTTP
3 10 (2.57%) SAN
4 9 (2.31%) TCP/IP
5 8 (2.06%) Internet
6 7 (1.80%) DNS
7 6 (1.54%) IP Telephony
8 5 (1.29%) MPLS
8 5 (1.29%) Unified Communications
8 5 (1.29%) VPN
9 4 (1.03%) BGP
9 4 (1.03%) DHCP
9 4 (1.03%) VoIP
9 4 (1.03%) Wireless
10 3 (0.77%) Reverse Proxy
10 3 (0.77%) SNMP
10 3 (0.77%) SSL
10 3 (0.77%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (4.63%) Relational Database
2 15 (3.86%) SQL Server
3 7 (1.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (1.29%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (1.03%) Oracle Database
6 3 (0.77%) RDBMS
6 3 (0.77%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (0.51%) Jackrabbit
7 2 (0.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.26%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
8 1 (0.26%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.26%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.26%) QlikView
8 1 (0.26%) SAP BW
8 1 (0.26%) SAP HANA
8 1 (0.26%) SAS EBI
Development Applications
1 11 (2.83%) JIRA
2 5 (1.29%) SoapUI
3 4 (1.03%) Oracle Forms
4 3 (0.77%) Git (software)
4 3 (0.77%) Jenkins
4 3 (0.77%) Oracle APEX
5 2 (0.51%) Axure RP
5 2 (0.51%) Balsamiq Mockups
5 2 (0.51%) NUnit
5 2 (0.51%) Redmine
5 2 (0.51%) SpecFlow
6 1 (0.26%) Visual Studio
General
1 136 (34.96%) Finance
2 34 (8.74%) Banking
3 15 (3.86%) Telecoms
4 10 (2.57%) Legal
4 10 (2.57%) Retail Banking
5 6 (1.54%) Manufacturing
5 6 (1.54%) Retail
6 4 (1.03%) Law
7 3 (0.77%) Billing
7 3 (0.77%) Publishing
8 2 (0.51%) Back Office
8 2 (0.51%) General Ledger
8 2 (0.51%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.51%) Marketing
9 1 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 213 (54.76%) Project Manager
2 62 (15.94%) Analyst
3 32 (8.23%) Business Analyst
4 28 (7.20%) IT Manager
5 27 (6.94%) IT Project Manager
6 20 (5.14%) Infrastructure Manager
7 19 (4.88%) Infrastructure Project Manager
8 14 (3.60%) PMO Analyst
9 13 (3.34%) Programme Manager
9 13 (3.34%) Project Analyst
9 13 (3.34%) Transformation Manager
10 11 (2.83%) Developer
10 11 (2.83%) Transformation Project Manager
11 9 (2.31%) Banking Project Manager
11 9 (2.31%) Implementation Manager
11 9 (2.31%) Implementation Project Manager
11 9 (2.31%) Project Implementation Manager
11 9 (2.31%) Senior Manager
11 9 (2.31%) Senior Project Manager
12 8 (2.06%) Contracts Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (4.88%) XML
2 15 (3.86%) Web Services
3 12 (3.08%) SOAP
4 11 (2.83%) HTML
5 10 (2.57%) JSON
6 8 (2.06%) RESTful
7 7 (1.80%) XSLT
8 6 (1.54%) Java EE
9 5 (1.29%) .NET
9 5 (1.29%) CSS
10 3 (0.77%) Middleware
10 3 (0.77%) Oracle Fusion
10 3 (0.77%) XML Messaging
11 2 (0.51%) .NET Framework
11 2 (0.51%) ASP.NET MVC
11 2 (0.51%) CSS3
11 2 (0.51%) HTML5
11 2 (0.51%) JSR 170
11 2 (0.51%) WCF
11 2 (0.51%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 36 (9.25%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (5.40%) Data Centre
3 15 (3.86%) Management Information System
4 9 (2.31%) Computer Science
5 8 (2.06%) User Experience
6 6 (1.54%) Enterprise Storage
6 6 (1.54%) Hybrid Cloud
6 6 (1.54%) PMI
6 6 (1.54%) Virtual Team
7 5 (1.29%) Video Conferencing
8 4 (1.03%) SCADA
8 4 (1.03%) Smartphone
9 3 (0.77%) Clustering
9 3 (0.77%) FMCG
9 3 (0.77%) Oracle Licensing
9 3 (0.77%) Private Cloud
10 2 (0.51%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.51%) Greenfield Project
10 2 (0.51%) IBM XIV
10 2 (0.51%) Minimum Viable Product
Operating Systems
1 28 (7.20%) Linux
2 23 (5.91%) Windows
3 10 (2.57%) Unix
4 8 (2.06%) Mac OS X
4 8 (2.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 8 (2.06%) Windows Server
4 8 (2.06%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (1.03%) Windows 10
5 4 (1.03%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (1.03%) Windows XP
6 2 (0.51%) AIX
6 2 (0.51%) Solaris
6 2 (0.51%) SUSE
6 2 (0.51%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 123 (31.62%) Agile Software Development
2 105 (26.99%) Stakeholder Management
3 103 (26.48%) PRINCE2
4 49 (12.60%) Business Analysis
5 41 (10.54%) SDLC
5 41 (10.54%) Waterfall
6 34 (8.74%) Migration
7 30 (7.71%) Change Management
8 28 (7.20%) ITIL
9 26 (6.68%) Programme Management
10 25 (6.43%) Risk Management
11 24 (6.17%) Resource Management
12 20 (5.14%) Scrum
13 19 (4.88%) Business Transformation
14 17 (4.37%) Service Delivery
15 16 (4.11%) Continuous Improvement
15 16 (4.11%) CRM
15 16 (4.11%) Project Planning
15 16 (4.11%) Stakeholder Engagement
16 15 (3.86%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 14 (3.60%) SQL
2 13 (3.34%) Java
3 6 (1.54%) C++
3 6 (1.54%) JavaScript
4 5 (1.29%) T-SQL
5 4 (1.03%) Perl
5 4 (1.03%) PowerShell
5 4 (1.03%) Python
6 3 (0.77%) C#
6 3 (0.77%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.26%) C
7 1 (0.26%) ES6
7 1 (0.26%) R
7 1 (0.26%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 38 (9.77%) Degree
2 20 (5.14%) PMP
3 15 (3.86%) APMP
4 14 (3.60%) PMI Certification
4 14 (3.60%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 13 (3.34%) Computer Science Degree
6 11 (2.83%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 11 (2.83%) Security Cleared
7 10 (2.57%) Cisco Certification
8 9 (2.31%) SC Cleared
9 8 (2.06%) CCNA
10 7 (1.80%) ISTQB
11 5 (1.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 4 (1.03%) CCNP
12 4 (1.03%) ISEB
13 3 (0.77%) BPSS Clearance
13 3 (0.77%) HNC
13 3 (0.77%) HND
14 2 (0.51%) CISSP
15 1 (0.26%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (10.28%) Disclosure Scotland
2 34 (8.74%) PMO
3 17 (4.37%) QA
4 8 (2.06%) GDPR
5 5 (1.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (1.03%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 4 (1.03%) GAMP
6 4 (1.03%) GMP
6 4 (1.03%) GxP
6 4 (1.03%) SLA
7 3 (0.77%) Data Quality
8 2 (0.51%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.26%) COBIT
9 1 (0.26%) MiFID
9 1 (0.26%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 10 (2.57%) Active Directory
2 9 (2.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.51%) Firmware
4 1 (0.26%) Docker
4 1 (0.26%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.26%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 6 (1.54%) SCCM
2 4 (1.03%) IBM BigFix
2 4 (1.03%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 3 (0.77%) Ansible
3 3 (0.77%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.26%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.26%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.26%) RSA Archer
Vendors
1 65 (16.71%) Microsoft
2 21 (5.40%) Oracle
3 13 (3.34%) Cisco
4 9 (2.31%) SAP
4 9 (2.31%) VMware
5 7 (1.80%) HP
6 6 (1.54%) IBM
6 6 (1.54%) Symantec
7 4 (1.03%) Dell
7 4 (1.03%) Wonderware
8 3 (0.77%) Adobe
8 3 (0.77%) Google
8 3 (0.77%) Salesforce.com
8 3 (0.77%) Tableau
8 3 (0.77%) Twitter
8 3 (0.77%) Workday
9 2 (0.51%) Charles River
9 2 (0.51%) CODA
9 2 (0.51%) Red Hat
9 2 (0.51%) ServiceNow