Period
to 14 November 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 14 November 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
14 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 14 17 20
Rank change year-on-year +3 +3 -11
Contract jobs citing Project Management 440 378 355
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 8.22% 7.56% 8.07%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.35% 8.85% 9.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 251 212 277
Scotland median daily rate £363 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.33% - -6.25%
10th Percentile £213 £250 £262
90th Percentile £488 £500 £500
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 8 0
Scotland median hourly rate £36.00 £38.25 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.88% - -
UK median hourly rate £32.50 £27.05 £26.75
% change year-on-year +20.17% +1.12% -18.95%

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 4,708 4,271 3,729
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 87.93% 85.45% 84.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,544 2,404 2,181
Scotland median daily rate £400 £389 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.89% +9.51% -5.33%
10th Percentile £245 £250 £243
90th Percentile £550 £529 £488
UK median daily rate £460 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.22% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 108 113 99
Scotland median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +19.05% -
10th Percentile £11.17 £12.80 £9.87
90th Percentile £49.13 £44.35 £43.00
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £23.11 £22.50
% change year-on-year -4.79% +2.70% +2.27%

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 14 November 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Scotland

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Project Management in Scotland over the 6 months to 14 November 2018.

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 14 November 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 +4 241 £375 -3.23% 30
Glasgow -11 115 £363 -9.38% 23
Renfrewshire +9 31 £355 +102.86%
Dundee -1 15 £325 +22.07% 1
Aberdeen +20 11 - - 2
Stirling +9 6 £600 +50.00%
Scottish Borders - 4 £288 -
Fife +5 2 £354 -
West Lothian +4 2 £300 -11.11% 3
Inverclyde +3 1 - - 1
Highlands +1 1 - -
Perth and Kinross - 1 £325 -
North Ayrshire - 1 - -
South Lanarkshire - 1 - -
Moray - 1 - -
Aberdeenshire - 1 - - 1
Project Management
UK

For the 6 months to 14 November 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.

1 157 (35.68%) Finance
2 140 (31.82%) Agile Software Development
3 108 (24.55%) Stakeholder Management
4 98 (22.27%) PRINCE2
5 58 (13.18%) Migration
6 53 (12.05%) Banking
6 53 (12.05%) Microsoft
6 53 (12.05%) PMO
7 51 (11.59%) Problem-Solving
8 48 (10.91%) Risk Management
9 39 (8.86%) Degree
10 37 (8.41%) Data Centre
11 36 (8.18%) Microsoft Office
11 36 (8.18%) ITIL
12 35 (7.95%) Microsoft Project
13 34 (7.73%) Change Management
14 32 (7.27%) Analytical Skills
15 30 (6.82%) Microsoft Excel
15 30 (6.82%) Stakeholder Engagement
16 29 (6.59%) QA
17 28 (6.36%) PMP
17 28 (6.36%) Business Analysis
17 28 (6.36%) Security Cleared
17 28 (6.36%) Decision-Making
18 26 (5.91%) Programme Management
19 25 (5.68%) Waterfall
19 25 (5.68%) Change Control
19 25 (5.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
20 24 (5.45%) Project Planning
20 24 (5.45%) Scrum

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 20 (4.55%) SharePoint
2 13 (2.95%) OpenStack
3 8 (1.82%) SAS
4 4 (0.91%) CMS
4 4 (0.91%) Smallworld
5 3 (0.68%) IBM Domino
5 3 (0.68%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (0.45%) Cloud Foundry
6 2 (0.45%) Confluence
6 2 (0.45%) MS Project Server
6 2 (0.45%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (0.23%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (0.23%) Tomcat
Applications
1 36 (8.18%) Microsoft Office
2 35 (7.95%) Microsoft Project
3 30 (6.82%) Microsoft Excel
4 25 (5.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 14 (3.18%) MS Visio
6 5 (1.14%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.23%) InVision
Business Applications
1 4 (0.91%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.45%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.45%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (0.45%) FLEXCUBE
2 2 (0.45%) Markit EDM
2 2 (0.45%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.45%) Unit4 Business World
3 1 (0.23%) Infor SunSystems
3 1 (0.23%) MultiFonds
3 1 (0.23%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.23%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.23%) PeopleSoft CRM
3 1 (0.23%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.23%) Sonata
3 1 (0.23%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 23 (5.23%) Office 365
2 14 (3.18%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (2.73%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (0.68%) PaaS
4 3 (0.68%) SaaS
4 3 (0.68%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 2 (0.45%) GitHub
5 2 (0.45%) IaaS
6 1 (0.23%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 1 (0.23%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.23%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.23%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.23%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (0.23%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 4 (0.91%) SMS
2 2 (0.45%) DHCP
2 2 (0.45%) DNS
2 2 (0.45%) Firewall
2 2 (0.45%) H.323
2 2 (0.45%) LAN
2 2 (0.45%) Network Security
2 2 (0.45%) PBX
2 2 (0.45%) SAN
2 2 (0.45%) Unified Communications
2 2 (0.45%) WLAN
3 1 (0.23%) Broadband
3 1 (0.23%) DSL
3 1 (0.23%) Ethernet
3 1 (0.23%) HTTP
3 1 (0.23%) Intranet
3 1 (0.23%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (1.59%) SQL Server
2 4 (0.91%) GIS
2 4 (0.91%) Oracle Database
2 4 (0.91%) Relational Database
3 3 (0.68%) Data Mart
3 3 (0.68%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (0.68%) MySQL
3 3 (0.68%) Oracle Reports
3 3 (0.68%) RDBMS
4 2 (0.45%) Data Mining
4 2 (0.45%) NoSQL
4 2 (0.45%) Oracle Database 10g
4 2 (0.45%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (0.45%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (0.23%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (0.23%) Big Data
5 1 (0.23%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.23%) Power BI
5 1 (0.23%) Qlik Sense
5 1 (0.23%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 7 (1.59%) JIRA
2 6 (1.36%) Hudson
3 5 (1.14%) Oracle APEX
3 5 (1.14%) Oracle Forms
4 3 (0.68%) NUnit
4 3 (0.68%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (0.68%) Visual Studio
5 2 (0.45%) Axure RP
6 1 (0.23%) Balsamiq Mockups
6 1 (0.23%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.23%) HP UFT
6 1 (0.23%) IBM UrbanCode
6 1 (0.23%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.23%) JMeter
General
1 157 (35.68%) Finance
2 53 (12.05%) Banking
3 11 (2.50%) Manufacturing
4 8 (1.82%) Billing
4 8 (1.82%) Legal
5 7 (1.59%) Publishing
5 7 (1.59%) Retail Banking
6 6 (1.36%) Telecoms
7 5 (1.14%) Marketing
8 4 (0.91%) Back Office
8 4 (0.91%) Retail
9 2 (0.45%) Advertising
9 2 (0.45%) Front Office
10 1 (0.23%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.23%) Local Government
10 1 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.23%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 205 (46.59%) Project Manager
2 48 (10.91%) Analyst
3 36 (8.18%) IT Manager
4 34 (7.73%) IT Project Manager
5 29 (6.59%) Infrastructure Manager
5 29 (6.59%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 22 (5.00%) Programme Manager
7 20 (4.55%) Technical Manager
8 18 (4.09%) Architect
9 17 (3.86%) Technical Project Manager
10 15 (3.41%) Business Analyst
11 14 (3.18%) Coordinator
12 13 (2.95%) Agile Project Manager
12 13 (2.95%) PMO Analyst
13 12 (2.73%) Consultant
13 12 (2.73%) Developer
13 12 (2.73%) Senior Manager
14 11 (2.50%) Project Coordinator
14 11 (2.50%) Project Leader
14 11 (2.50%) Senior Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (2.95%) HTML
2 9 (2.05%) React
3 8 (1.82%) HTML5
4 7 (1.59%) .NET
5 6 (1.36%) AngularJS
5 6 (1.36%) Web Services
6 5 (1.14%) ASP.NET
6 5 (1.14%) CSS
6 5 (1.14%) Middleware
6 5 (1.14%) Oracle Fusion
6 5 (1.14%) XML
7 3 (0.68%) .NET Framework
7 3 (0.68%) ASP.NET MVC
7 3 (0.68%) CSS3
7 3 (0.68%) jQuery
7 3 (0.68%) KnockoutJS
7 3 (0.68%) SOAP
8 2 (0.45%) NancyFx
8 2 (0.45%) Node.js
8 2 (0.45%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 37 (8.41%) Data Centre
2 32 (7.27%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (3.41%) Virtual Team
4 13 (2.95%) Management Information System
5 10 (2.27%) Self-Motivation
6 9 (2.05%) PMI
7 8 (1.82%) Private Cloud
8 7 (1.59%) Driving Licence
9 6 (1.36%) SCADA
9 6 (1.36%) User Experience
10 5 (1.14%) Clustering
10 5 (1.14%) Cyberattack
10 5 (1.14%) Oracle Licensing
10 5 (1.14%) Video Conferencing
11 3 (0.68%) Client/Server
11 3 (0.68%) Credit Risk
12 2 (0.45%) e-Health
12 2 (0.45%) Hybrid Cloud
12 2 (0.45%) Social Media
13 1 (0.23%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 19 (4.32%) Windows
2 12 (2.73%) Linux
3 5 (1.14%) Unix
4 2 (0.45%) Windows 10
4 2 (0.45%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (0.45%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (0.45%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.23%) Android
5 1 (0.23%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.23%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.23%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.23%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 140 (31.82%) Agile Software Development
2 108 (24.55%) Stakeholder Management
3 98 (22.27%) PRINCE2
4 58 (13.18%) Migration
5 51 (11.59%) Problem-Solving
6 48 (10.91%) Risk Management
7 36 (8.18%) ITIL
8 34 (7.73%) Change Management
9 30 (6.82%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 28 (6.36%) Business Analysis
10 28 (6.36%) Decision-Making
11 26 (5.91%) Programme Management
12 25 (5.68%) Change Control
12 25 (5.68%) Waterfall
13 24 (5.45%) Project Planning
13 24 (5.45%) Scrum
14 21 (4.77%) ITIL V3
14 21 (4.77%) Six Sigma
15 19 (4.32%) Project Governance
15 19 (4.32%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 22 (5.00%) SQL
2 10 (2.27%) JavaScript
3 8 (1.82%) C#
4 6 (1.36%) Java
4 6 (1.36%) VBA
5 3 (0.68%) PowerShell
5 3 (0.68%) TypeScript
6 2 (0.45%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.23%) BeanShell
7 1 (0.23%) C
7 1 (0.23%) PHP
7 1 (0.23%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.23%) VB
Qualifications
1 39 (8.86%) Degree
2 28 (6.36%) PMP
2 28 (6.36%) Security Cleared
3 24 (5.45%) PMI Certification
4 18 (4.09%) SC Cleared
5 14 (3.18%) BPSS Clearance
6 12 (2.73%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 12 (2.73%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 7 (1.59%) HNC
7 7 (1.59%) HND
8 6 (1.36%) APMP
8 6 (1.36%) DV Cleared
9 3 (0.68%) ISEB
9 3 (0.68%) ISTQB
10 2 (0.45%) CISA
10 2 (0.45%) CISSP
10 2 (0.45%) ISACA
10 2 (0.45%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.45%) Master's Degree
10 2 (0.45%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (12.05%) PMO
2 29 (6.59%) QA
3 20 (4.55%) JSP 440
4 9 (2.05%) Disclosure Scotland
5 6 (1.36%) GDPR
5 6 (1.36%) SLA
6 4 (0.91%) Data Quality
6 4 (0.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (0.68%) GxP
7 3 (0.68%) IFRS
8 2 (0.45%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 2 (0.45%) GAMP
8 2 (0.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.45%) SSAE 16
9 1 (0.23%) COBIT
9 1 (0.23%) IFRS 9
System Software
1 5 (1.14%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.91%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (0.91%) XenApp
2 4 (0.91%) XenDesktop
3 2 (0.45%) XenServer
4 1 (0.23%) Docker
4 1 (0.23%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (0.45%) CASB
1 2 (0.45%) Puppet
2 1 (0.23%) Ansible
2 1 (0.23%) EMC NetWorker
2 1 (0.23%) MOM
2 1 (0.23%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.23%) SCCM
Vendors
1 53 (12.05%) Microsoft
2 14 (3.18%) SAP
3 13 (2.95%) Oracle
4 9 (2.05%) Salesforce.com
5 8 (1.82%) Citrix
5 8 (1.82%) VMware
6 7 (1.59%) HP
7 3 (0.68%) Ariba
7 3 (0.68%) ServiceNow
8 2 (0.45%) CheckPoint
8 2 (0.45%) IBM
8 2 (0.45%) Planview
8 2 (0.45%) Sitecore
8 2 (0.45%) Symantec
8 2 (0.45%) Twitter
9 1 (0.23%) Atlassian
9 1 (0.23%) Epicor
9 1 (0.23%) Facebook
9 1 (0.23%) MicroStrategy
9 1 (0.23%) NetApp