Period
to 16 September 2019

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 16 September 2019 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
16 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 28 14 19
Rank change year-on-year -14 +5 -6
Contract jobs citing Project Management 237 469 344
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 5.59% 8.67% 7.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.54% 9.83% 8.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 135 278 191
Scotland median daily rate £425 £388 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.68% -0.64% +7.59%
10th Percentile £265 £215 £250
90th Percentile £525 £491 £525
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £445
% change year-on-year +2.78% +1.12% +4.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 19 7
Scotland median hourly rate £45.90 £37.00 £34.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.05% +7.25% +55.23%
10th Percentile £23.75 £25.95 £20.15
90th Percentile £49.30 £69.75 £51.85
UK median hourly rate £32.30 £32.82 £27.16
% change year-on-year -1.58% +20.82% -1.24%

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 3,622 4,770 3,999
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 85.49% 88.15% 85.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,000 2,670 2,265
Scotland median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +6.90%
10th Percentile £258 £256 £256
90th Percentile £580 £550 £538
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 99 97 99
Scotland median hourly rate £22.50 £24.00 £26.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.25% -8.57% -16.67%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.90 £11.25
90th Percentile £43.75 £45.55 £43.90
UK median hourly rate £24.00 £20.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year +17.07% -14.58% +4.35%

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 16 September 2019.

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 16 September 2019.

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 16 September 2019. 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 -6 134 £431 +7.81% 16
Glasgow -15 68 £388 +3.33% 28
Renfrewshire +13 10 £360 -
Dundee 0 7 £311 +16.36% 2
Aberdeen -11 4 £400 - 4
North Lanarkshire +2 2 £400 - 1
South Lanarkshire +1 2 £400 -
Falkirk - 2 £413 -
Highlands -1 1 - -
Scottish Borders -5 1 £375 -
Project Management
UK

For the 6 months to 16 September 2019, 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.

1 107 (45.15%) Agile Software Development
2 85 (35.86%) Finance
3 64 (27.00%) Public Sector
4 42 (17.72%) PRINCE2
5 41 (17.30%) Stakeholder Management
6 35 (14.77%) Microsoft
7 31 (13.08%) Project Delivery
8 28 (11.81%) PMO
9 27 (11.39%) SQL
9 27 (11.39%) Banking
10 26 (10.97%) Analytical Skills
11 24 (10.13%) Degree
12 23 (9.70%) Programme Management
13 22 (9.28%) Decision-Making
13 22 (9.28%) Waterfall
14 21 (8.86%) Problem-Solving
14 21 (8.86%) Migration
15 18 (7.59%) JIRA
15 18 (7.59%) Microsoft Excel
16 16 (6.75%) Windows
16 16 (6.75%) Microsoft Project
17 15 (6.33%) Risk Management
17 15 (6.33%) ITIL
17 15 (6.33%) Project Planning
17 15 (6.33%) Business Analysis
18 13 (5.49%) Change Management
18 13 (5.49%) MS Visio
18 13 (5.49%) Business Intelligence
18 13 (5.49%) Change Control
19 12 (5.06%) Coaching

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 6 (2.53%) CMS
1 6 (2.53%) SharePoint
2 3 (1.27%) SAS
3 2 (0.84%) Confluence
3 2 (0.84%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.42%) Drupal
4 1 (0.42%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (0.42%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (0.42%) Smallworld
Applications
1 18 (7.59%) Microsoft Excel
2 16 (6.75%) Microsoft Project
3 13 (5.49%) MS Visio
4 11 (4.64%) Microsoft Office
5 9 (3.80%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 5 (2.11%) Sketch
7 4 (1.69%) InVision
8 3 (1.27%) Spreadsheet
9 2 (0.84%) Figma
9 2 (0.84%) Photoshop
10 1 (0.42%) Adobe After Effects
10 1 (0.42%) Adobe Captivate
10 1 (0.42%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.42%) Adobe Premiere
10 1 (0.42%) Adobe XD
10 1 (0.42%) AutoCAD
10 1 (0.42%) Camtasia
Business Applications
1 5 (2.11%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.84%) Sage 300 ERP
2 2 (0.84%) Sage CRM
3 1 (0.42%) Adobe Campaign
3 1 (0.42%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.42%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.42%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.42%) SAP Business One
3 1 (0.42%) SAP ECC
Cloud Services
1 9 (3.80%) Office 365
2 5 (2.11%) GitHub
3 4 (1.69%) Adobe Creative Cloud
4 3 (1.27%) Silverpop
5 2 (0.84%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.84%) Dynamics 365
5 2 (0.84%) Power Platform
6 1 (0.42%) Azure
6 1 (0.42%) Microsoft Flow
6 1 (0.42%) NuGet
6 1 (0.42%) PowerApps
6 1 (0.42%) SaaS
6 1 (0.42%) ShareGate
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.95%) Firewall
2 5 (2.11%) LAN
2 5 (2.11%) TCP/IP
2 5 (2.11%) WAN
2 5 (2.11%) Wireless
3 4 (1.69%) BGP
3 4 (1.69%) MPLS
3 4 (1.69%) SNMP
3 4 (1.69%) SSH
3 4 (1.69%) VPN
4 2 (0.84%) Intranet
4 2 (0.84%) Network Security
5 1 (0.42%) ADSL
5 1 (0.42%) GSM
5 1 (0.42%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (2.95%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.53%) Big Data
3 5 (2.11%) Qlik Sense
4 4 (1.69%) BusinessObjects
4 4 (1.69%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
5 3 (1.27%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.84%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (0.84%) Power BI
6 2 (0.84%) QlikView
6 2 (0.84%) RDBMS
6 2 (0.84%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.84%) SQL Server 2014
6 2 (0.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (0.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.42%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (0.42%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.42%) DB2
7 1 (0.42%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.42%) OLAP
7 1 (0.42%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 18 (7.59%) JIRA
2 5 (2.11%) Axure RP
3 3 (1.27%) Balsamiq
4 2 (0.84%) Visual Studio
4 2 (0.84%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (0.42%) Bugzilla
5 1 (0.42%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.42%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.42%) JMeter
5 1 (0.42%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (0.42%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (0.42%) SonarQube
5 1 (0.42%) Subversion
General
1 85 (35.86%) Finance
2 64 (27.00%) Public Sector
3 27 (11.39%) Banking
4 10 (4.22%) Marketing
5 9 (3.80%) Retail Banking
6 5 (2.11%) Legal
6 5 (2.11%) Telecoms
7 4 (1.69%) Billing
7 4 (1.69%) Multimedia
7 4 (1.69%) Retail
8 3 (1.27%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.84%) Advertising
9 2 (0.84%) Games
9 2 (0.84%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.84%) Law
10 1 (0.42%) Back Office
10 1 (0.42%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 91 (38.40%) Project Manager
2 31 (13.08%) Analyst
3 16 (6.75%) IT Manager
3 16 (6.75%) Programme Manager
4 15 (6.33%) Business Analyst
5 14 (5.91%) Developer
5 14 (5.91%) IT Project Manager
6 13 (5.49%) Infrastructure Manager
7 12 (5.06%) Technical Manager
8 11 (4.64%) Technical Project Manager
9 10 (4.22%) Infrastructure Project Manager
10 7 (2.95%) Coordinator
10 7 (2.95%) Service Manager
11 6 (2.53%) Agile Project Manager
11 6 (2.53%) Designer
11 6 (2.53%) Senior Manager
12 5 (2.11%) Project Officer
12 5 (2.11%) Project Support Officer
12 5 (2.11%) Senior Project Manager
12 5 (2.11%) Support Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (3.80%) HTML
1 9 (3.80%) Web Services
2 8 (3.38%) .NET
2 8 (3.38%) Middleware
3 6 (2.53%) JSON
3 6 (2.53%) REST
3 6 (2.53%) SOAP
4 5 (2.11%) XML
5 3 (1.27%) ASP.NET
6 2 (0.84%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (0.84%) CSS
6 2 (0.84%) HTML5
6 2 (0.84%) Spring
6 2 (0.84%) Velocity
7 1 (0.42%) AngularJS
7 1 (0.42%) CSS3
7 1 (0.42%) Hibernate
7 1 (0.42%) jQuery
7 1 (0.42%) Spring MVC
7 1 (0.42%) Spring Security
Miscellaneous
1 26 (10.97%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (4.22%) Self-Motivation
2 10 (4.22%) User Experience
3 8 (3.38%) PMI
4 6 (2.53%) Credit Risk
5 4 (1.69%) e-Learning
5 4 (1.69%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.27%) Clustering
6 3 (1.27%) Digital Media
6 3 (1.27%) Enterprise Storage
6 3 (1.27%) Mashup
6 3 (1.27%) OTC Derivatives
6 3 (1.27%) Podcast
7 2 (0.84%) Learning Management System
7 2 (0.84%) Linux Command Line
7 2 (0.84%) NHS
7 2 (0.84%) Security Operations Centre
8 1 (0.42%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.42%) Freedom of Information
8 1 (0.42%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 16 (6.75%) Windows
2 6 (2.53%) Windows 10
3 3 (1.27%) Linux
4 1 (0.42%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 107 (45.15%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (17.72%) PRINCE2
3 41 (17.30%) Stakeholder Management
4 31 (13.08%) Project Delivery
5 23 (9.70%) Programme Management
6 22 (9.28%) Decision-Making
6 22 (9.28%) Waterfall
7 21 (8.86%) Migration
7 21 (8.86%) Problem-Solving
8 15 (6.33%) Business Analysis
8 15 (6.33%) ITIL
8 15 (6.33%) Project Planning
8 15 (6.33%) Risk Management
9 13 (5.49%) Business Intelligence
9 13 (5.49%) Change Control
9 13 (5.49%) Change Management
10 12 (5.06%) Coaching
11 10 (4.22%) Dependency Management
11 10 (4.22%) Process Improvement
11 10 (4.22%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (11.39%) SQL
2 11 (4.64%) Java
3 6 (2.53%) PL/SQL
3 6 (2.53%) Python
4 4 (1.69%) C#
5 2 (0.84%) C
5 2 (0.84%) JavaScript
5 2 (0.84%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.42%) Java 8
6 1 (0.42%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 24 (10.13%) Degree
2 10 (4.22%) PMI Certification
2 10 (4.22%) Security Cleared
3 9 (3.80%) SC Cleared
4 5 (2.11%) PMP
5 4 (1.69%) Master's Degree
6 3 (1.27%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 3 (1.27%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 3 (1.27%) Six Sigma Green Belt
7 2 (0.84%) APMP
7 2 (0.84%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (0.84%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (0.84%) PgMP
7 2 (0.84%) Postgraduate
8 1 (0.42%) APMG
8 1 (0.42%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.42%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.42%) ISEB
8 1 (0.42%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (11.81%) PMO
2 4 (1.69%) Data Quality
2 4 (1.69%) QA
3 3 (1.27%) COBIT
3 3 (1.27%) SLA
4 2 (0.84%) EFQM
4 2 (0.84%) HL7
5 1 (0.42%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.42%) GDPR
5 1 (0.42%) ISO 13485
5 1 (0.42%) PSD2
5 1 (0.42%) SEPA
System Software
1 5 (2.11%) Virtual Desktop
1 5 (2.11%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (0.42%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 35 (14.77%) Microsoft
2 12 (5.06%) Oracle
3 10 (4.22%) Cisco
4 7 (2.95%) Adobe
5 5 (2.11%) SAP
5 5 (2.11%) VMware
6 3 (1.27%) Dell
6 3 (1.27%) EMC
6 3 (1.27%) Intel
6 3 (1.27%) Marketo
6 3 (1.27%) NetApp
7 2 (0.84%) Meraki
7 2 (0.84%) Red Hat
7 2 (0.84%) Sage
7 2 (0.84%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (0.84%) Splunk
8 1 (0.42%) BT
8 1 (0.42%) Remedy
8 1 (0.42%) ServiceNow
8 1 (0.42%) Teradata