Period
to 26 May 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 26 May 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
26 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 14 18 12
Rank change year-on-year +4 -6 -3
Contract jobs citing Project Management 449 288 586
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 8.58% 7.88% 10.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.02% 9.23% 12.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 280 167 363
Scotland median daily rate £393 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.88% +6.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £250 £215 £220
90th Percentile £513 £525 £538
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 5 7
Scotland median hourly rate £35.00 £46.00 £43.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.91% +6.98% +10.26%
10th Percentile £29.58 £38.25 £23.52
90th Percentile £73.88 £64.31 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £29.50 £27.92 £28.00
% change year-on-year +5.65% -0.28% -2.61%

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 4,480 3,120 4,686
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 85.64% 85.39% 85.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,718 1,810 2,601
Scotland median daily rate £400 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33% -
10th Percentile £261 £250 £233
90th Percentile £550 £519 £525
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 74 70 81
Scotland median hourly rate £20.75 £22.25 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.74% -38.19% +31.20%
10th Percentile £10.52 £11.30 £13.00
90th Percentile £61.25 £46.12 £46.00
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £25.06 £25.00
% change year-on-year -12.21% +0.24% +19.05%

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 26 May 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 26 May 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 26 May 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 +5 235 £398 -1.85% 27
Glasgow -3 127 £388 +3.33% 16
Renfrewshire -14 23 £390 -
Stirling +2 11 £450 +2.86% 2
West Lothian +2 10 £275 -21.43% 3
Dundee -3 7 £215 -37.00% 3
Aberdeen -3 6 £600 +51.90% 2
South Lanarkshire - 3 £375 -
Perth and Kinross +1 2 £438 -
Scottish Borders - 2 - - 1
North Lanarkshire - 2 £200 - 1
Fife +2 1 - - 2
Inverclyde -1 1 £355 -5.33%
East Renfrewshire - 1 - -
Project Management
UK

For the 6 months to 26 May 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.

1 162 (36.08%) Finance
2 128 (28.51%) Agile Software Development
3 110 (24.50%) Stakeholder Management
4 89 (19.82%) PRINCE2
5 69 (15.37%) Microsoft
6 52 (11.58%) Business Analysis
6 52 (11.58%) Waterfall
7 50 (11.14%) Problem-Solving
8 45 (10.02%) Risk Management
9 43 (9.58%) Banking
10 42 (9.35%) Change Management
11 41 (9.13%) Analytical Skills
12 38 (8.46%) SDLC
13 37 (8.24%) PMO
13 37 (8.24%) Microsoft Project
13 37 (8.24%) Degree
14 32 (7.13%) Microsoft Excel
15 31 (6.90%) Scrum
16 29 (6.46%) QA
17 28 (6.24%) Migration
17 28 (6.24%) SQL
17 28 (6.24%) ITIL
18 27 (6.01%) Project Planning
18 27 (6.01%) Stakeholder Engagement
18 27 (6.01%) Disclosure Scotland
19 26 (5.79%) Microsoft Office
20 25 (5.57%) Programme Management
20 25 (5.57%) Decision-Making
21 24 (5.35%) Data Centre
21 24 (5.35%) Asset Management

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 11 (2.45%) Confluence
1 11 (2.45%) OpenStack
2 8 (1.78%) SharePoint
3 5 (1.11%) CMS
4 4 (0.89%) Apache
4 4 (0.89%) Tomcat
5 2 (0.45%) IIS
5 2 (0.45%) SAS
6 1 (0.22%) MS Project Server
6 1 (0.22%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (0.22%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (0.22%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 37 (8.24%) Microsoft Project
2 32 (7.13%) Microsoft Excel
3 26 (5.79%) Microsoft Office
4 23 (5.12%) MS Visio
5 20 (4.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (0.45%) InVision
6 2 (0.45%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.22%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.22%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 11 (2.45%) Sonata
2 7 (1.56%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.67%) Maximo
3 3 (0.67%) SAP MM
3 3 (0.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.67%) SAP PM
3 3 (0.67%) SAP PS
4 2 (0.45%) MultiFonds
4 2 (0.45%) Payment Gateway
4 2 (0.45%) SAP ERP
4 2 (0.45%) SAP FI
4 2 (0.45%) Unit4 Business World
5 1 (0.22%) Eloqua
5 1 (0.22%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.22%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 11 (2.45%) Microsoft Azure
1 11 (2.45%) Office 365
2 9 (2.00%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (1.34%) SaaS
4 4 (0.89%) AWS CloudFormation
4 4 (0.89%) GitHub
4 4 (0.89%) PaaS
5 2 (0.45%) Adobe Creative Cloud
5 2 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.45%) Google Analytics
5 2 (0.45%) IaaS
6 1 (0.22%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (1.78%) HTTP
1 8 (1.78%) SAN
1 8 (1.78%) WAN
2 6 (1.34%) DNS
2 6 (1.34%) Firewall
2 6 (1.34%) Unified Communications
3 5 (1.11%) MPLS
3 5 (1.11%) TCP/IP
4 4 (0.89%) Internet
4 4 (0.89%) LAN
4 4 (0.89%) Reverse Proxy
4 4 (0.89%) SSL
4 4 (0.89%) VPN
5 3 (0.67%) Broadband
5 3 (0.67%) DSL
5 3 (0.67%) Ethernet
5 3 (0.67%) VoIP
6 2 (0.45%) DHCP
7 1 (0.22%) OSPF
7 1 (0.22%) SDH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (4.23%) Relational Database
2 6 (1.34%) SQL Server
3 5 (1.11%) Azure SQL Database
4 4 (0.89%) MongoDB
4 4 (0.89%) MySQL
4 4 (0.89%) NoSQL
4 4 (0.89%) Oracle Database
5 2 (0.45%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (0.45%) Jackrabbit
5 2 (0.45%) Power BI
5 2 (0.45%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.22%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.22%) SAP BW
6 1 (0.22%) SAP HANA
6 1 (0.22%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 16 (3.56%) JIRA
2 4 (0.89%) Git (software)
2 4 (0.89%) Jenkins
2 4 (0.89%) Oracle Forms
3 3 (0.67%) Oracle APEX
4 2 (0.45%) Axure RP
4 2 (0.45%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 2 (0.45%) Zephyr
5 1 (0.22%) JBehave
5 1 (0.22%) JIRA Agile
5 1 (0.22%) JMeter
5 1 (0.22%) SoapUI
5 1 (0.22%) TeamCity
General
1 162 (36.08%) Finance
2 43 (9.58%) Banking
3 13 (2.90%) Retail Banking
4 9 (2.00%) Telecoms
5 8 (1.78%) Legal
6 5 (1.11%) Back Office
6 5 (1.11%) Billing
6 5 (1.11%) Marketing
6 5 (1.11%) Retail
7 2 (0.45%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.45%) General Ledger
7 2 (0.45%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.22%) Front Office
8 1 (0.22%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.22%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 227 (50.56%) Project Manager
2 73 (16.26%) Analyst
3 41 (9.13%) IT Manager
4 39 (8.69%) Business Analyst
4 39 (8.69%) IT Project Manager
5 30 (6.68%) Infrastructure Manager
5 30 (6.68%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 18 (4.01%) Developer
7 17 (3.79%) Banking Project Manager
8 15 (3.34%) Programme Manager
9 13 (2.90%) Architect
9 13 (2.90%) Security Manager
10 12 (2.67%) Security Project Manager
11 11 (2.45%) Delivery Manager
11 11 (2.45%) Project Analyst
11 11 (2.45%) Support Analyst
11 11 (2.45%) Technical Manager
12 10 (2.23%) Consultant
12 10 (2.23%) Senior Manager
12 10 (2.23%) Senior Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (3.56%) JSON
2 14 (3.12%) Web Services
3 13 (2.90%) XML
4 11 (2.45%) REST
5 10 (2.23%) CSS
6 9 (2.00%) .NET
6 9 (2.00%) AngularJS
6 9 (2.00%) jQuery
7 6 (1.34%) HTML
7 6 (1.34%) SOAP
8 5 (1.11%) .NET Core
8 5 (1.11%) .NET Framework
8 5 (1.11%) ASP.NET
8 5 (1.11%) ASP.NET MVC
8 5 (1.11%) Entity Framework
8 5 (1.11%) Java EE
8 5 (1.11%) LINQ
8 5 (1.11%) RESTful
8 5 (1.11%) Sass
8 5 (1.11%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 41 (9.13%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (5.35%) Data Centre
3 14 (3.12%) User Experience
4 10 (2.23%) Management Information System
5 9 (2.00%) Self-Motivation
5 9 (2.00%) Virtual Team
6 6 (1.34%) Greenfield Project
6 6 (1.34%) PMI
7 5 (1.11%) Computer Science
7 5 (1.11%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (1.11%) Video Conferencing
8 4 (0.89%) Smartphone
8 4 (0.89%) Wiki
9 3 (0.67%) Clustering
9 3 (0.67%) CMDB
9 3 (0.67%) Hybrid Cloud
9 3 (0.67%) Oracle Licensing
9 3 (0.67%) Robotics
10 2 (0.45%) Enterprise Cloud
10 2 (0.45%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 21 (4.68%) Linux
1 21 (4.68%) Unix
2 18 (4.01%) Windows
3 9 (2.00%) Windows 10
4 5 (1.11%) Mac OS X
4 5 (1.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (0.67%) AIX
6 2 (0.45%) Solaris
6 2 (0.45%) SUSE
7 1 (0.22%) HPUX
7 1 (0.22%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 128 (28.51%) Agile Software Development
2 110 (24.50%) Stakeholder Management
3 89 (19.82%) PRINCE2
4 52 (11.58%) Business Analysis
4 52 (11.58%) Waterfall
5 50 (11.14%) Problem-Solving
6 45 (10.02%) Risk Management
7 42 (9.35%) Change Management
8 38 (8.46%) SDLC
9 31 (6.90%) Scrum
10 28 (6.24%) ITIL
10 28 (6.24%) Migration
11 27 (6.01%) Project Planning
11 27 (6.01%) Stakeholder Engagement
12 25 (5.57%) Decision-Making
12 25 (5.57%) Programme Management
13 24 (5.35%) Asset Management
14 23 (5.12%) Supplier Management
15 21 (4.68%) CRM
16 20 (4.45%) Six Sigma
Programming Languages
1 28 (6.24%) SQL
2 19 (4.23%) Java
3 7 (1.56%) C#
4 6 (1.34%) JavaScript
5 4 (0.89%) VBA
6 2 (0.45%) PowerShell
6 2 (0.45%) Python
7 1 (0.22%) C
7 1 (0.22%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.22%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 37 (8.24%) Degree
2 24 (5.35%) PMI Certification
3 23 (5.12%) Security Cleared
4 21 (4.68%) PMP
5 17 (3.79%) SC Cleared
6 16 (3.56%) APMP
7 9 (2.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 9 (2.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 8 (1.78%) Computer Science Degree
9 7 (1.56%) DV Cleared
10 5 (1.11%) CISSP
11 3 (0.67%) CCNP
11 3 (0.67%) Cisco Certification
11 3 (0.67%) HNC
11 3 (0.67%) ISEB
11 3 (0.67%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (0.45%) CCNA
12 2 (0.45%) CIPFA
12 2 (0.45%) HND
12 2 (0.45%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (8.24%) PMO
2 29 (6.46%) QA
3 27 (6.01%) Disclosure Scotland
4 14 (3.12%) JSP 440
5 12 (2.67%) GDPR
6 8 (1.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (0.67%) SLA
8 2 (0.45%) COBIT
8 2 (0.45%) SSAE 16
9 1 (0.22%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.22%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.22%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.22%) PMBOK
System Software
1 10 (2.23%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.67%) Firmware
3 2 (0.45%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (1.34%) Ansible
2 3 (0.67%) HP ALM
2 3 (0.67%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (0.45%) MOM
4 1 (0.22%) CASB
4 1 (0.22%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.22%) SCCM
Vendors
1 69 (15.37%) Microsoft
2 24 (5.35%) Oracle
3 15 (3.34%) SAP
4 10 (2.23%) FNZ
5 9 (2.00%) HP
6 5 (1.11%) Cisco
7 4 (0.89%) Atlassian
7 4 (0.89%) IBM
8 3 (0.67%) Adobe
8 3 (0.67%) Red Hat
8 3 (0.67%) Salesforce.com
8 3 (0.67%) Workday
9 2 (0.45%) Blue Prism
9 2 (0.45%) Brocade
9 2 (0.45%) Charles River
9 2 (0.45%) CODA
9 2 (0.45%) Google
9 2 (0.45%) MicroStrategy
9 2 (0.45%) Symantec
9 2 (0.45%) VMware