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 3 months to 22 June 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
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 22 14 13
Rank change year-on-year -8 -1  
Contract jobs citing Project Management 145 292 278
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 6.70% 9.94% 9.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.13% 11.61% 11.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 191 136
Median daily rate £388 £343 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.97% -9.73%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £220 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £474 £477 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +5.00% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 6
Median hourly rate £37.50 £22.23 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +68.72% -43.01%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.30 £15.84 £36.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.30 £28.61 £49.47
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £34.50
% change year-on-year -9.09% -20.28%  

Project Management is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1783 2515 2469
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 82.36% 85.57% 80.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 1004 1433 1286
Median daily rate £400 £375 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +4.16%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £247 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 58 65
Median hourly rate £33.50 £37.50 £30.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.66% +22.95%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.75 £13.92 £14.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.80 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +17.54% -5.00%  

Project Management
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland citing Project Management as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 22 June 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 3 months to 22 June 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 3 months to 22 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh -2 81 £400 +3.22% 14
Glasgow +6 43 £388 +10.32% 6
West Lothian -4 3 £340 -17.02%
Aberdeen -5 3 £475 +40.74%
Fife +5 2 £425 - 3
Renfrewshire -5 2 £325 +4.83%
Dundee - 2 £341 -
Stirling +10 1 - -
Inverclyde - 1 £375 -
Perth and Kinross - 1 - -
Project Management
UK

For the 6 months to 22 June 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.

1 123 (41.98%) Finance
2 89 (30.38%) Agile Software Development
3 79 (26.96%) Stakeholder Management
4 74 (25.26%) PRINCE2
5 45 (15.36%) Business Analysis
6 44 (15.02%) Microsoft
7 35 (11.95%) Change Management
8 34 (11.60%) Microsoft Project
9 31 (10.58%) Analytical Skills
10 30 (10.24%) ITIL
10 30 (10.24%) Banking
11 29 (9.90%) PMO
12 28 (9.56%) Scrum
12 28 (9.56%) Microsoft Excel
13 26 (8.87%) Risk Management
13 26 (8.87%) Disclosure Scotland
14 24 (8.19%) MS Visio
15 23 (7.85%) Project Planning
16 22 (7.51%) Programme Management
17 21 (7.17%) Release Management
17 21 (7.17%) SDLC
18 20 (6.83%) Degree
19 19 (6.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
20 18 (6.14%) Migration
20 18 (6.14%) Cisco
21 17 (5.80%) Supplier Management
21 17 (5.80%) APMP
22 16 (5.46%) PMI Certification
22 16 (5.46%) Microsoft Office
23 15 (5.12%) PMP

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 10 (3.41%) SharePoint
2 2 (0.68%) CMS
2 2 (0.68%) SAS
3 1 (0.34%) Apache
3 1 (0.34%) JBoss
3 1 (0.34%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (0.34%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (0.34%) Skype for Business
3 1 (0.34%) WordPress
Applications
1 34 (11.60%) Microsoft Project
2 28 (9.56%) Microsoft Excel
3 24 (8.19%) MS Visio
4 19 (6.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 16 (5.46%) Microsoft Office
6 1 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (2.39%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (2.05%) Unit4 Business World
3 3 (1.02%) CA PPM
3 3 (1.02%) Sonata
4 1 (0.34%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.34%) MultiFonds
4 1 (0.34%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.34%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.34%) Primavera
4 1 (0.34%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.34%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.34%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.73%) Office 365
2 4 (1.37%) PaaS
3 3 (1.02%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.34%) AdWords
4 1 (0.34%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.34%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.34%) Amazon ELB
4 1 (0.34%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.34%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (0.34%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.34%) MailChimp
4 1 (0.34%) Route 53
4 1 (0.34%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 12 (4.10%) LAN
1 12 (4.10%) TCP/IP
1 12 (4.10%) WAN
2 10 (3.41%) BGP
2 10 (3.41%) MPLS
3 9 (3.07%) Wireless
4 8 (2.73%) Firewall
5 6 (2.05%) Cisco IOS
5 6 (2.05%) OSPF
5 6 (2.05%) VPN
6 5 (1.71%) Multicast
7 4 (1.37%) Network Security
7 4 (1.37%) SNMP
7 4 (1.37%) SSH
8 1 (0.34%) DNS
8 1 (0.34%) HTTP
8 1 (0.34%) SAN
8 1 (0.34%) SSL
8 1 (0.34%) VoIP
8 1 (0.34%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (2.05%) QlikView
2 5 (1.71%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (1.37%) Relational Database
4 3 (1.02%) Big Data
4 3 (1.02%) Data Mining
5 2 (0.68%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (0.68%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.34%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.34%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.34%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.34%) PowerCenter
6 1 (0.34%) SAS Visual Analytics
6 1 (0.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 4 (1.37%) JIRA
2 1 (0.34%) Cucumber
2 1 (0.34%) Selenium
2 1 (0.34%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 123 (41.98%) Finance
2 30 (10.24%) Banking
3 12 (4.10%) Retail
4 10 (3.41%) Retail Banking
4 10 (3.41%) Telecoms
5 7 (2.39%) Legal
6 6 (2.05%) Marketing
7 3 (1.02%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.68%) Advertising
8 2 (0.68%) Billing
8 2 (0.68%) Local Government
9 1 (0.34%) Back Office
9 1 (0.34%) Front Office
9 1 (0.34%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 157 (53.58%) Project Manager
2 53 (18.09%) Analyst
3 31 (10.58%) IT Manager
4 28 (9.56%) Business Analyst
4 28 (9.56%) IT Project Manager
5 16 (5.46%) Infrastructure Manager
6 15 (5.12%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 15 (5.12%) Programme Manager
7 14 (4.78%) Developer
7 14 (4.78%) Senior Manager
7 14 (4.78%) Senior Project Manager
8 10 (3.41%) Business Manager
8 10 (3.41%) Network Engineer
8 10 (3.41%) PMO Analyst
8 10 (3.41%) Project Analyst
9 9 (3.07%) Consultant
10 8 (2.73%) IT Analyst
10 8 (2.73%) Service Analyst
10 8 (2.73%) Software Project Manager
11 7 (2.39%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (1.71%) HTML
1 5 (1.71%) Web Services
2 4 (1.37%) AngularJS
2 4 (1.37%) CSS
3 3 (1.02%) HTML5
3 3 (1.02%) jQuery
4 2 (0.68%) Middleware
5 1 (0.34%) .NET
5 1 (0.34%) LAMP
5 1 (0.34%) SAP PI
Miscellaneous
1 31 (10.58%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (3.75%) Data Centre
3 8 (2.73%) CMDB
3 8 (2.73%) Computer Science
3 8 (2.73%) Management Information System
4 7 (2.39%) User Experience
5 5 (1.71%) PMI
6 4 (1.37%) FMCG
6 4 (1.37%) Greenfield Project
7 3 (1.02%) Data Structures
7 3 (1.02%) Fintech
7 3 (1.02%) Virtual Team
8 2 (0.68%) Life Science
8 2 (0.68%) Mainframe
8 2 (0.68%) Reference Data
9 1 (0.34%) CCTV
9 1 (0.34%) Credit Risk
9 1 (0.34%) Freedom of Information
9 1 (0.34%) NHS
9 1 (0.34%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 8 (2.73%) Windows
2 7 (2.39%) Linux
3 6 (2.05%) CatOS
4 4 (1.37%) Unix
5 3 (1.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.68%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.34%) AIX
7 1 (0.34%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.34%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.34%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (30.38%) Agile Software Development
2 79 (26.96%) Stakeholder Management
3 74 (25.26%) PRINCE2
4 45 (15.36%) Business Analysis
5 35 (11.95%) Change Management
6 30 (10.24%) ITIL
7 28 (9.56%) Scrum
8 26 (8.87%) Risk Management
9 23 (7.85%) Project Planning
10 22 (7.51%) Programme Management
11 21 (7.17%) Release Management
11 21 (7.17%) SDLC
12 18 (6.14%) Migration
13 17 (5.80%) Supplier Management
14 15 (5.12%) Resource Management
15 14 (4.78%) Business Intelligence
16 13 (4.44%) Analytics
16 13 (4.44%) Service Delivery
16 13 (4.44%) Service Management
17 12 (4.10%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 12 (4.10%) SQL
2 8 (2.73%) Python
3 7 (2.39%) C
4 6 (2.05%) Java
5 5 (1.71%) Perl
6 4 (1.37%) JavaScript
6 4 (1.37%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.34%) ABAP
7 1 (0.34%) Scala
Qualifications
1 20 (6.83%) Degree
2 17 (5.80%) APMP
3 16 (5.46%) PMI Certification
4 15 (5.12%) PMP
5 13 (4.44%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 6 (2.05%) Computer Science Degree
7 5 (1.71%) CISSP
7 5 (1.71%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 5 (1.71%) Security Cleared
8 3 (1.02%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (1.02%) CISM
9 2 (0.68%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (0.68%) CCSP
9 2 (0.68%) CRISC
9 2 (0.68%) ISEB
9 2 (0.68%) SC Cleared
10 1 (0.34%) CCNP
10 1 (0.34%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.34%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (0.34%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (9.90%) PMO
2 26 (8.87%) Disclosure Scotland
3 10 (3.41%) QA
4 7 (2.39%) MiFID
5 3 (1.02%) GDPR
5 3 (1.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (1.02%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.68%) COBIT
6 2 (0.68%) FATCA
6 2 (0.68%) IFRS
6 2 (0.68%) IFRS 9
6 2 (0.68%) ISO 22301
7 1 (0.34%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.34%) EMIR
7 1 (0.34%) ISO 13485
7 1 (0.34%) ISO 9000
7 1 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.34%) JSP 440
7 1 (0.34%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (1.37%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.34%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (0.34%) VMware Server
2 1 (0.34%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 6 (2.05%) SCCM
2 5 (1.71%) RSA Archer
3 2 (0.68%) SCOM
4 1 (0.34%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.34%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (0.34%) FortiGate
4 1 (0.34%) Puppet
4 1 (0.34%) vRealize
Vendors
1 44 (15.02%) Microsoft
2 18 (6.14%) Cisco
3 6 (2.05%) Oracle
4 5 (1.71%) Blue Prism
4 5 (1.71%) BT
4 5 (1.71%) Capita
4 5 (1.71%) SAP
4 5 (1.71%) Siemens
5 4 (1.37%) HP
5 4 (1.37%) VMware
6 3 (1.02%) CA
6 3 (1.02%) Citrix
6 3 (1.02%) FNZ
7 2 (0.68%) IFS
7 2 (0.68%) Juniper
7 2 (0.68%) ServiceNow
7 2 (0.68%) Sun
7 2 (0.68%) Tableau
8 1 (0.34%) Informatica
8 1 (0.34%) Red Hat
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