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 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Project Management
UK / Scotland
Rank 17 13 8
Rank change year-on-year -4 -5  
Contract jobs citing Project Management 146 261 339
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 8.32% 10.15% 12.07%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.93% 12.17% 14.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 146 183
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £275 £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.12% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 7
Median hourly rate £45.50 £46.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.08% +15.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.10 £41.20 £26.02
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.90 £50.00 £48.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £35.00 £27.88
% change year-on-year -21.42% +25.56%  

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 1471 2144 2283
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 83.87% 83.36% 81.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 895 1197 1255
Median daily rate £390 £390 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -2.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £260 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 32 40
Median hourly rate £35.50 £39.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.97% +41.81%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.45 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

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 24 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 24 March 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 -6 75 £400 -5.88% 24
Glasgow +7 49 £375 +7.14% 9
Aberdeen +1 8 £425 -
West Lothian -5 6 £350 -12.50% 3
Perth and Kinross -2 1 - -
Highlands -4 1 - -
Moray - 1 £450 -
Project Management
UK

Project Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 24 March 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.

1 102 (36.43%) Finance
2 91 (32.50%) Agile Software Development
3 71 (25.36%) PRINCE2
4 61 (21.79%) Stakeholder Management
5 45 (16.07%) Microsoft
6 43 (15.36%) Analytical Skills
7 39 (13.93%) Business Analysis
8 38 (13.57%) ITIL
9 31 (11.07%) MS Project
10 29 (10.36%) Cisco
11 28 (10.00%) Banking
12 27 (9.64%) LAN
12 27 (9.64%) MS Excel
12 27 (9.64%) PMO
13 25 (8.93%) Scrum
13 25 (8.93%) Degree
13 25 (8.93%) Release Management
14 24 (8.57%) Disclosure Scotland
15 23 (8.21%) Risk Management
15 23 (8.21%) Programme Management
16 22 (7.86%) MS Visio
17 21 (7.50%) Migration
17 21 (7.50%) SDLC
18 19 (6.79%) Kanban
18 19 (6.79%) Telecoms
18 19 (6.79%) Configuration Management
18 19 (6.79%) TCP/IP
19 18 (6.43%) Change Management
19 18 (6.43%) Waterfall
20 17 (6.07%) Data Centre

Project Management
Top Related 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 7 (2.50%) SAS
2 4 (1.43%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.36%) Apache
3 1 (0.36%) CMS
3 1 (0.36%) IIS
3 1 (0.36%) iPlanet
3 1 (0.36%) JBoss
3 1 (0.36%) OpenStack
3 1 (0.36%) WebLogic
3 1 (0.36%) WordPress
Applications
1 31 (11.07%) MS Project
2 27 (9.64%) MS Excel
3 22 (7.86%) MS Visio
4 14 (5.00%) MS PowerPoint
5 13 (4.64%) MS Office
6 3 (1.07%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.36%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 6 (2.14%) Unit4 Business World
2 5 (1.79%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.79%) Sonata
3 3 (1.07%) CA PPM
4 2 (0.71%) SAP ERP
4 2 (0.71%) Teamcenter
5 1 (0.36%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.36%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.36%) Primavera
5 1 (0.36%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.36%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 10 (3.57%) Office 365
2 3 (1.07%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.07%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (1.07%) Amazon ELB
2 3 (1.07%) Amazon S3
3 2 (0.71%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.71%) IaaS
3 2 (0.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.71%) PaaS
3 2 (0.71%) Route 53
3 2 (0.71%) SaaS
3 2 (0.71%) Trello
3 2 (0.71%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 1 (0.36%) AdWords
4 1 (0.36%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.36%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 27 (9.64%) LAN
2 19 (6.79%) TCP/IP
3 16 (5.71%) WAN
4 12 (4.29%) BGP
4 12 (4.29%) Cisco IOS
4 12 (4.29%) MPLS
4 12 (4.29%) OSPF
5 11 (3.93%) Multicast
5 11 (3.93%) Wireless
6 8 (2.86%) Firewall
7 7 (2.50%) DNS
8 5 (1.79%) DHCP
8 5 (1.79%) Internet
8 5 (1.79%) Intranet
8 5 (1.79%) Network Security
9 3 (1.07%) NetScreen
9 3 (1.07%) Reverse Proxy
9 3 (1.07%) VPN
10 2 (0.71%) HTTP
10 2 (0.71%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (2.14%) Relational Database
2 4 (1.43%) QlikView
3 3 (1.07%) BusinessObjects
3 3 (1.07%) Data Mining
3 3 (1.07%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (0.71%) Amazon RDS
4 2 (0.71%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
4 2 (0.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.36%) Big Data
5 1 (0.36%) GIS
5 1 (0.36%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.36%) SAS Visual Analytics
5 1 (0.36%) SQL Server
5 1 (0.36%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.36%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (0.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (2.14%) Hudson
1 6 (2.14%) Jenkins
2 4 (1.43%) JIRA
3 2 (0.71%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.36%) Cucumber
4 1 (0.36%) Selenium
4 1 (0.36%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 102 (36.43%) Finance
2 28 (10.00%) Banking
3 19 (6.79%) Telecoms
4 14 (5.00%) Retail
5 11 (3.93%) Retail Banking
6 9 (3.21%) Manufacturing
7 6 (2.14%) Marketing
8 4 (1.43%) Local Government
9 3 (1.07%) Legal
10 2 (0.71%) Law
11 1 (0.36%) Electronics
11 1 (0.36%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.36%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 134 (47.86%) Project Manager
2 38 (13.57%) Analyst
3 25 (8.93%) IT Manager
4 23 (8.21%) IT Project Manager
5 21 (7.50%) Senior Manager
5 21 (7.50%) Senior Project Manager
6 15 (5.36%) Business Analyst
7 13 (4.64%) Infrastructure Manager
7 13 (4.64%) Network Engineer
7 13 (4.64%) Programme Manager
8 12 (4.29%) Infrastructure Project Manager
9 10 (3.57%) Business Manager
9 10 (3.57%) Scrum Master
10 9 (3.21%) Consultant
10 9 (3.21%) PMO Analyst
11 8 (2.86%) Project Analyst
11 8 (2.86%) Service Analyst
11 8 (2.86%) Software Project Manager
11 8 (2.86%) Technical Manager
11 8 (2.86%) Technical Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (2.14%) Web Services
2 3 (1.07%) HTML
3 1 (0.36%) CSS
3 1 (0.36%) Itk
3 1 (0.36%) J2EE
3 1 (0.36%) JSP
3 1 (0.36%) RESTful
3 1 (0.36%) SAP PI
Miscellaneous
1 43 (15.36%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (6.07%) Data Centre
3 15 (5.36%) CMDB
4 14 (5.00%) Management Information System
5 10 (3.57%) Computer Science
6 4 (1.43%) Credit Risk
6 4 (1.43%) FMCG
6 4 (1.43%) User Experience
6 4 (1.43%) Virtual Team
7 3 (1.07%) Fintech
7 3 (1.07%) Mobile App
7 3 (1.07%) NHS
8 2 (0.71%) Life Science
8 2 (0.71%) PMI
9 1 (0.36%) CCTV
9 1 (0.36%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.36%) Freedom of Information Act
9 1 (0.36%) IPTV
9 1 (0.36%) Smartphone
9 1 (0.36%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 15 (5.36%) Windows
2 12 (4.29%) CatOS
3 10 (3.57%) Linux
4 5 (1.79%) Unix
5 3 (1.07%) AIX
5 3 (1.07%) Solaris
5 3 (1.07%) Windows Server
6 2 (0.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.71%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (0.71%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.36%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.36%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.36%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.36%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (32.50%) Agile Software Development
2 71 (25.36%) PRINCE2
3 61 (21.79%) Stakeholder Management
4 39 (13.93%) Business Analysis
5 38 (13.57%) ITIL
6 25 (8.93%) Release Management
6 25 (8.93%) Scrum
7 23 (8.21%) Programme Management
7 23 (8.21%) Risk Management
8 21 (7.50%) Migration
8 21 (7.50%) SDLC
9 19 (6.79%) Configuration Management
9 19 (6.79%) Kanban
10 18 (6.43%) Change Management
10 18 (6.43%) Waterfall
11 17 (6.07%) Business Transformation
11 17 (6.07%) Problem Management
12 15 (5.36%) Agile Project Management
12 15 (5.36%) Business Intelligence
13 14 (5.00%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 12 (4.29%) C
2 10 (3.57%) Java
3 9 (3.21%) SQL
4 4 (1.43%) Bash Shell
4 4 (1.43%) PL/SQL
5 2 (0.71%) JavaScript
5 2 (0.71%) Korn
5 2 (0.71%) Perl
6 1 (0.36%) ABAP
6 1 (0.36%) C++
6 1 (0.36%) PHP
6 1 (0.36%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.36%) Scala
6 1 (0.36%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 25 (8.93%) Degree
2 16 (5.71%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 14 (5.00%) APMP
3 14 (5.00%) Security Cleared
4 10 (3.57%) PMI Certification
4 10 (3.57%) PMP
5 9 (3.21%) SC Cleared
6 6 (2.14%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (1.79%) ITIL Certification
7 5 (1.79%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 4 (1.43%) CISSP
9 3 (1.07%) CCNP
9 3 (1.07%) CCSP
10 2 (0.71%) ISEB
11 1 (0.36%) BICSI Certification
11 1 (0.36%) CISM
11 1 (0.36%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.36%) MCSE
11 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (0.36%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (9.64%) PMO
2 24 (8.57%) Disclosure Scotland
3 8 (2.86%) QA
4 6 (2.14%) JSP 440
5 3 (1.07%) FATCA
6 2 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.36%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.36%) GDPR
7 1 (0.36%) ISO13485
7 1 (0.36%) ISO22301
7 1 (0.36%) MiFID
7 1 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.36%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (2.50%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.71%) PowerHA
4 1 (0.36%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.36%) VMware Server
4 1 (0.36%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (1.79%) SCCM
2 2 (0.71%) Puppet
2 2 (0.71%) SCOM
3 1 (0.36%) EMC NetWorker
3 1 (0.36%) FortiGate
3 1 (0.36%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 45 (16.07%) Microsoft
2 29 (10.36%) Cisco
3 8 (2.86%) Oracle
4 7 (2.50%) BT
4 7 (2.50%) HP
4 7 (2.50%) SAP
4 7 (2.50%) Siemens
5 5 (1.79%) VMware
6 4 (1.43%) FNZ
7 3 (1.07%) CA
7 3 (1.07%) Citrix
7 3 (1.07%) IBM
7 3 (1.07%) Juniper
7 3 (1.07%) Sun
7 3 (1.07%) Tableau
8 2 (0.71%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.36%) BEA
9 1 (0.36%) CheckPoint
9 1 (0.36%) Cognos
9 1 (0.36%) OpenText
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