Period
to 17 January 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 17 January 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
17 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 17 16 16
Rank change year-on-year -1 0 -5
Contract jobs citing Project Management 364 375 319
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 7.67% 7.88% 8.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.74% 9.16% 9.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 209 232 234
Scotland median daily rate £375 £375 £375
10th Percentile £225 £231 £262
90th Percentile £488 £525 £525
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 4 3
Scotland median hourly rate £26.25 £42.00 £61.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -37.50% -32.01% +164.54%
10th Percentile £21.35 £36.05 £48.35
90th Percentile £30.80 £47.63 £65.15
UK median hourly rate £30.00 £27.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year +11.11% -1.82% -12.53%

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 4,165 4,093 3,222
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 87.74% 86.04% 84.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,283 2,371 1,863
Scotland median daily rate £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £244 £250 £250
90th Percentile £563 £544 £500
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 97 89 106
Scotland median hourly rate £24.50 £21.00 £22.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.67% -7.69% +8.33%
10th Percentile £12.08 £11.23 £10.25
90th Percentile £44.36 £37.20 £52.00
UK median hourly rate £23.50 £23.00 £22.84
% change year-on-year +2.17% +0.70% -0.70%

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 17 January 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 17 January 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 17 January 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 +6 226 £388 +3.33% 43
Glasgow -18 96 £375 -3.23% 17
Aberdeen +7 7 - - 5
Stirling +8 6 £625 +56.25% 1
Renfrewshire -7 6 £315 +82.61%
Dundee 0 5 £325 - 1
Scottish Borders +3 4 £288 - 1
West Lothian +4 3 £450 +24.14% 1
South Lanarkshire -2 2 £325 -11.86%
Fife +8 1 £395 - 4
Inverclyde +2 1 - -
Highlands -2 1 - - 1
Perth and Kinross - 1 £325 -
North Ayrshire - 1 - - 1
Moray - 1 - -
Aberdeenshire - 1 - -
Clackmannanshire - 1 - -
Project Management
UK

For the 6 months to 17 January 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.

1 143 (39.29%) Agile Software Development
2 139 (38.19%) Finance
3 91 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 88 (24.18%) PRINCE2
5 56 (15.38%) Migration
6 51 (14.01%) Banking
7 43 (11.81%) PMO
8 36 (9.89%) Data Centre
8 36 (9.89%) Microsoft
9 34 (9.34%) Analytical Skills
10 31 (8.52%) Change Management
10 31 (8.52%) Risk Management
10 31 (8.52%) Business Analysis
11 30 (8.24%) Degree
12 28 (7.69%) Microsoft Project
13 27 (7.42%) PMP
13 27 (7.42%) Waterfall
14 26 (7.14%) Stakeholder Engagement
14 26 (7.14%) Microsoft Office
14 26 (7.14%) Programme Management
14 26 (7.14%) Problem-Solving
15 22 (6.04%) Microsoft Excel
15 22 (6.04%) PMI Certification
15 22 (6.04%) Project Planning
15 22 (6.04%) QA
16 21 (5.77%) SDLC
17 20 (5.49%) Agile Project Management
18 19 (5.22%) Scrum
18 19 (5.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
19 18 (4.95%) Office 365

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 (4.12%) SharePoint
2 9 (2.47%) CMS
2 9 (2.47%) SAS
3 4 (1.10%) Confluence
3 4 (1.10%) Smallworld
4 3 (0.82%) IBM Domino
4 3 (0.82%) SharePoint 2013
4 3 (0.82%) Sitecore CMS
5 2 (0.55%) Cloud Foundry
6 1 (0.27%) ArcGIS
6 1 (0.27%) MS Project Server
6 1 (0.27%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.27%) Tomcat
Applications
1 28 (7.69%) Microsoft Project
2 26 (7.14%) Microsoft Office
3 22 (6.04%) Microsoft Excel
4 19 (5.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 12 (3.30%) MS Visio
6 5 (1.37%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.27%) InVision
7 1 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (0.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.55%) FLEXCUBE
3 1 (0.27%) Actimize
3 1 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.27%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.27%) Eloqua
3 1 (0.27%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.27%) MultiFonds
3 1 (0.27%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.27%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.27%) PeopleSoft CRM
3 1 (0.27%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.27%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 18 (4.95%) Office 365
2 10 (2.75%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (2.75%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.82%) Google Analytics
3 3 (0.82%) SaaS
4 2 (0.55%) IaaS
4 2 (0.55%) PaaS
4 2 (0.55%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 1 (0.27%) Adobe Creative Cloud
5 1 (0.27%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.27%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.27%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (0.27%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.10%) HTTP
2 3 (0.82%) Internet
3 2 (0.55%) Firewall
3 2 (0.55%) H.323
3 2 (0.55%) PBX
3 2 (0.55%) SAN
3 2 (0.55%) Unified Communications
3 2 (0.55%) WAN
4 1 (0.27%) DKIM
4 1 (0.27%) DMARC
4 1 (0.27%) DNS
4 1 (0.27%) Intranet
4 1 (0.27%) LAN
4 1 (0.27%) OpenLDAP
4 1 (0.27%) SMS
4 1 (0.27%) SMTP
4 1 (0.27%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (2.75%) SQL Server
2 6 (1.65%) GIS
3 5 (1.37%) Oracle Database
3 5 (1.37%) Relational Database
4 3 (0.82%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (0.82%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (0.82%) RDBMS
5 2 (0.55%) MySQL
5 2 (0.55%) NoSQL
5 2 (0.55%) Oracle Database 10g
5 2 (0.55%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (0.55%) Oracle Database 12c
5 2 (0.55%) Power BI
6 1 (0.27%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.27%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.27%) Oracle BI EE
6 1 (0.27%) QGIS
6 1 (0.27%) QlikView
6 1 (0.27%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (0.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (1.65%) Hudson
2 5 (1.37%) JIRA
2 5 (1.37%) Oracle APEX
2 5 (1.37%) Oracle Forms
3 3 (0.82%) Axure RP
3 3 (0.82%) NUnit
3 3 (0.82%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (0.82%) Visual Studio
4 2 (0.55%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.27%) Balsamiq Mockups
5 1 (0.27%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.27%) HP UFT
5 1 (0.27%) IBM UrbanCode
5 1 (0.27%) JMeter
5 1 (0.27%) Maven
5 1 (0.27%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.27%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 139 (38.19%) Finance
2 51 (14.01%) Banking
3 8 (2.20%) Marketing
4 7 (1.92%) Publishing
4 7 (1.92%) Telecoms
5 6 (1.65%) Retail Banking
6 5 (1.37%) Back Office
6 5 (1.37%) Manufacturing
7 4 (1.10%) Billing
7 4 (1.10%) Games
7 4 (1.10%) Legal
7 4 (1.10%) Retail
8 2 (0.55%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.55%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.27%) Advertising
9 1 (0.27%) Law
9 1 (0.27%) Local Government
9 1 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.27%) Private Banking
9 1 (0.27%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 176 (48.35%) Project Manager
2 36 (9.89%) IT Manager
3 34 (9.34%) Analyst
4 31 (8.52%) IT Project Manager
5 20 (5.49%) Infrastructure Manager
5 20 (5.49%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 20 (5.49%) Programme Manager
6 17 (4.67%) Developer
7 16 (4.40%) Coordinator
8 14 (3.85%) Business Analyst
9 13 (3.57%) PMO Analyst
9 13 (3.57%) Project Coordinator
10 11 (3.02%) Designer
11 10 (2.75%) Senior Manager
11 10 (2.75%) Technical Manager
12 9 (2.47%) Architect
12 9 (2.47%) Project Leader
12 9 (2.47%) Senior Project Manager
13 8 (2.20%) Consultant
13 8 (2.20%) Software Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (4.12%) HTML
2 13 (3.57%) .NET
3 10 (2.75%) React
4 9 (2.47%) CSS
5 8 (2.20%) HTML5
5 8 (2.20%) Web Services
6 7 (1.92%) AngularJS
6 7 (1.92%) jQuery
7 6 (1.65%) SOAP
8 5 (1.37%) ASP.NET
8 5 (1.37%) Middleware
8 5 (1.37%) Oracle Fusion
8 5 (1.37%) REST
9 4 (1.10%) .NET Framework
9 4 (1.10%) Spring
9 4 (1.10%) Velocity
9 4 (1.10%) XML
10 3 (0.82%) ASP.NET MVC
10 3 (0.82%) CSS3
10 3 (0.82%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 36 (9.89%) Data Centre
2 34 (9.34%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (3.30%) Virtual Team
4 9 (2.47%) Management Information System
5 8 (2.20%) Private Cloud
6 7 (1.92%) User Experience
7 5 (1.37%) Clustering
7 5 (1.37%) Cyberattack
7 5 (1.37%) Oracle Licensing
7 5 (1.37%) PMI
7 5 (1.37%) Video Conferencing
8 4 (1.10%) Credit Risk
9 3 (0.82%) Client/Server
9 3 (0.82%) FMCG
9 3 (0.82%) Social Media
10 2 (0.55%) e-Health
10 2 (0.55%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.55%) Hybrid Cloud
10 2 (0.55%) Mobile App
10 2 (0.55%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 14 (3.85%) Windows
2 12 (3.30%) Linux
3 3 (0.82%) Unix
4 2 (0.55%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.27%) Android
5 1 (0.27%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.27%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.27%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.27%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 143 (39.29%) Agile Software Development
2 91 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 88 (24.18%) PRINCE2
4 56 (15.38%) Migration
5 31 (8.52%) Business Analysis
5 31 (8.52%) Change Management
5 31 (8.52%) Risk Management
6 27 (7.42%) Waterfall
7 26 (7.14%) Problem-Solving
7 26 (7.14%) Programme Management
7 26 (7.14%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 22 (6.04%) Project Planning
9 21 (5.77%) SDLC
10 20 (5.49%) Agile Project Management
11 19 (5.22%) Scrum
12 18 (4.95%) Decision-Making
13 16 (4.40%) Project Governance
14 15 (4.12%) ITIL
14 15 (4.12%) Workshop Facilitation
15 14 (3.85%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 14 (3.85%) SQL
2 13 (3.57%) JavaScript
3 12 (3.30%) Java
4 10 (2.75%) C#
5 3 (0.82%) PowerShell
5 3 (0.82%) TypeScript
6 2 (0.55%) PL/SQL
6 2 (0.55%) Python
6 2 (0.55%) VBA
7 1 (0.27%) C
7 1 (0.27%) C++
7 1 (0.27%) Clojure
7 1 (0.27%) Perl
7 1 (0.27%) Ruby
7 1 (0.27%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 30 (8.24%) Degree
2 27 (7.42%) PMP
3 22 (6.04%) PMI Certification
4 10 (2.75%) BPSS Clearance
4 10 (2.75%) Security Cleared
5 9 (2.47%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 9 (2.47%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 6 (1.65%) APMP
6 6 (1.65%) SC Cleared
7 3 (0.82%) HNC
8 2 (0.55%) CAPM
8 2 (0.55%) Postgraduate
9 1 (0.27%) Computer Science Degree
9 1 (0.27%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.27%) HND
9 1 (0.27%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.27%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.27%) MCP
9 1 (0.27%) MCSE
9 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (11.81%) PMO
2 22 (6.04%) QA
3 6 (1.65%) Disclosure Scotland
3 6 (1.65%) GDPR
4 5 (1.37%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.82%) GxP
5 3 (0.82%) IFRS
5 3 (0.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.82%) SLA
6 2 (0.55%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 2 (0.55%) GAMP
6 2 (0.55%) JSP 440
6 2 (0.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.27%) COBIT
7 1 (0.27%) IFRS 9
7 1 (0.27%) MiFID
System Software
1 2 (0.55%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (0.55%) XenApp
1 2 (0.55%) XenDesktop
1 2 (0.55%) XenServer
2 1 (0.27%) Firmware
2 1 (0.27%) Postfix
2 1 (0.27%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 2 (0.55%) Ansible
1 2 (0.55%) CASB
1 2 (0.55%) Cisco UCCE
1 2 (0.55%) Puppet
2 1 (0.27%) EMC NetWorker
2 1 (0.27%) MOM
2 1 (0.27%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.27%) SCCM
Vendors
1 36 (9.89%) Microsoft
2 13 (3.57%) Oracle
3 10 (2.75%) SAP
4 8 (2.20%) Salesforce.com
5 5 (1.37%) VMware
6 4 (1.10%) CA Agile Central
6 4 (1.10%) Cisco
6 4 (1.10%) Citrix
6 4 (1.10%) OutSystems
7 3 (0.82%) Ariba
7 3 (0.82%) Google
7 3 (0.82%) Sitecore
8 2 (0.55%) IBM
8 2 (0.55%) ServiceNow
8 2 (0.55%) Symantec
9 1 (0.27%) CheckPoint
9 1 (0.27%) MicroStrategy
9 1 (0.27%) NetApp
9 1 (0.27%) PeopleSoft
9 1 (0.27%) Progress