Period
to 20 August 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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 13 18 13
Rank change year-on-year +5 -5 -3
Contract jobs citing Project Management 467 316 517
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 8.50% 7.33% 9.83%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.72% 8.70% 11.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 276 172 339
Scotland median daily rate £400 £389 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.89% +3.67% -2.60%
10th Percentile £215 £263 £223
90th Percentile £493 £488 £513
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 7 7
Scotland median hourly rate £39.57 £34.50 £43.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.70% -19.77% +14.67%
10th Percentile £25.90 £20.15 £23.52
90th Percentile £70.75 £51.85 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £32.50 £26.87 £27.38
% change year-on-year +20.98% -1.88% -8.73%

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 4,806 3,634 4,543
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 87.43% 84.34% 86.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,758 2,081 2,628
Scotland median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +0.60%
10th Percentile £256 £260 £233
90th Percentile £545 £525 £500
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 84 88 101
Scotland median hourly rate £18.13 £27.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -34.09% -23.61% +37.30%
10th Percentile £10.75 £13.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.91 £45.00 £43.00
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £24.86 £23.50
% change year-on-year -15.53% +5.79% +8.82%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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 20 August 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 +4 252 £400 - 13
Glasgow -11 118 £388 -0.96% 19
Renfrewshire -7 37 £360 +10.77% 3
Dundee +3 15 £268 -21.61% 1
Stirling +7 12 £450 - 2
Aberdeen +14 10 - - 2
West Lothian -1 4 £318 -2.31% 5
Fife -2 2 £354 -16.76%
Perth and Kinross -1 1 £425 -
Scottish Borders - 1 - -
East Renfrewshire - 1 - -
North Lanarkshire - 1 - -
Project Management
UK

For the 6 months to 20 August 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.

1 166 (35.55%) Finance
2 130 (27.84%) Agile Software Development
3 117 (25.05%) Stakeholder Management
4 81 (17.34%) PRINCE2
5 70 (14.99%) Microsoft
5 70 (14.99%) Problem-Solving
6 54 (11.56%) Risk Management
6 54 (11.56%) Banking
7 47 (10.06%) PMO
8 42 (8.99%) Analytical Skills
9 40 (8.57%) Waterfall
10 39 (8.35%) Business Analysis
10 39 (8.35%) Change Management
10 39 (8.35%) ITIL
11 36 (7.71%) Scrum
12 35 (7.49%) Microsoft Project
13 33 (7.07%) QA
13 33 (7.07%) Decision-Making
14 32 (6.85%) SQL
15 31 (6.64%) Six Sigma
15 31 (6.64%) Migration
16 29 (6.21%) Microsoft Excel
16 29 (6.21%) Degree
16 29 (6.21%) Project Planning
16 29 (6.21%) Security Cleared
16 29 (6.21%) SDLC
17 28 (6.00%) ITIL V3
17 28 (6.00%) JSP 440
18 27 (5.78%) Microsoft Office
19 26 (5.57%) Change Control

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 18 (3.85%) OpenStack
1 18 (3.85%) SharePoint
2 10 (2.14%) Confluence
3 4 (0.86%) Apache
3 4 (0.86%) CMS
3 4 (0.86%) SAS
3 4 (0.86%) Tomcat
4 3 (0.64%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (0.43%) MS Project Server
5 2 (0.43%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (0.21%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (0.21%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 35 (7.49%) Microsoft Project
2 29 (6.21%) Microsoft Excel
3 27 (5.78%) Microsoft Office
4 19 (4.07%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 18 (3.85%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.21%) InVision
6 1 (0.21%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 10 (2.14%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (1.93%) Sonata
3 3 (0.64%) Unit4 Business World
4 2 (0.43%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.43%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.43%) MultiFonds
4 2 (0.43%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.21%) Eloqua
5 1 (0.21%) Infor SunSystems
5 1 (0.21%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.21%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.21%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 20 (4.28%) Office 365
2 15 (3.21%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (2.36%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (1.07%) PaaS
4 5 (1.07%) SaaS
5 2 (0.43%) AWS CloudFormation
5 2 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.43%) GitHub
5 2 (0.43%) IaaS
6 1 (0.21%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 1 (0.21%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (0.21%) Route 53
6 1 (0.21%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.07%) Firewall
2 4 (0.86%) SMS
3 3 (0.64%) DNS
3 3 (0.64%) Internet
3 3 (0.64%) MPLS
3 3 (0.64%) WAN
4 2 (0.43%) Broadband
4 2 (0.43%) DHCP
4 2 (0.43%) DSL
4 2 (0.43%) Ethernet
4 2 (0.43%) HTTP
4 2 (0.43%) LAN
4 2 (0.43%) Network Security
4 2 (0.43%) VPN
4 2 (0.43%) WLAN
5 1 (0.21%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (0.21%) SSL
5 1 (0.21%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.21%) Unified Communications
5 1 (0.21%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (2.57%) SQL Server
2 11 (2.36%) Relational Database
3 5 (1.07%) Azure SQL Database
3 5 (1.07%) MySQL
4 4 (0.86%) MongoDB
4 4 (0.86%) NoSQL
4 4 (0.86%) RDBMS
5 3 (0.64%) Data Mart
6 2 (0.43%) Data Mining
6 2 (0.43%) Power BI
7 1 (0.21%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.21%) Big Data
7 1 (0.21%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.21%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (0.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 14 (3.00%) JIRA
2 3 (0.64%) NUnit
2 3 (0.64%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (0.64%) Visual Studio
3 2 (0.43%) Zephyr
4 1 (0.21%) Axure RP
4 1 (0.21%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 1 (0.21%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.21%) JBehave
4 1 (0.21%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.21%) JIRA Agile
4 1 (0.21%) JMeter
4 1 (0.21%) SoapUI
4 1 (0.21%) TeamCity
General
1 166 (35.55%) Finance
2 54 (11.56%) Banking
3 12 (2.57%) Legal
3 12 (2.57%) Retail Banking
4 10 (2.14%) Manufacturing
5 8 (1.71%) Billing
6 7 (1.50%) Telecoms
7 5 (1.07%) Marketing
8 4 (0.86%) Publishing
9 3 (0.64%) Back Office
10 2 (0.43%) Advertising
10 2 (0.43%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.43%) Front Office
10 2 (0.43%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.43%) Retail
11 1 (0.21%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 216 (46.25%) Project Manager
2 60 (12.85%) Analyst
3 48 (10.28%) IT Manager
4 44 (9.42%) IT Project Manager
5 30 (6.42%) Infrastructure Manager
5 30 (6.42%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 27 (5.78%) Business Analyst
7 20 (4.28%) Architect
8 19 (4.07%) Programme Manager
9 17 (3.64%) Technical Manager
10 16 (3.43%) Developer
11 13 (2.78%) Banking Project Manager
11 13 (2.78%) Consultant
11 13 (2.78%) IT Infrastructure Manager
11 13 (2.78%) IT Infrastructure Project Manager
11 13 (2.78%) Technical Project Manager
12 12 (2.57%) Security Manager
12 12 (2.57%) Support Analyst
13 11 (2.36%) Senior Manager
13 11 (2.36%) Senior Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (2.78%) CSS
2 12 (2.57%) AngularJS
2 12 (2.57%) jQuery
2 12 (2.57%) JSON
3 11 (2.36%) .NET
3 11 (2.36%) HTML
4 10 (2.14%) REST
5 9 (1.93%) XML
6 8 (1.71%) .NET Framework
6 8 (1.71%) ASP.NET
6 8 (1.71%) ASP.NET MVC
6 8 (1.71%) Web Services
7 7 (1.50%) CSS3
7 7 (1.50%) HTML5
8 5 (1.07%) .NET Core
8 5 (1.07%) Entity Framework
8 5 (1.07%) LINQ
8 5 (1.07%) Node.js
8 5 (1.07%) Sass
8 5 (1.07%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 42 (8.99%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (3.00%) Management Information System
3 12 (2.57%) Data Centre
3 12 (2.57%) User Experience
4 11 (2.36%) Self-Motivation
4 11 (2.36%) Virtual Team
5 9 (1.93%) PMI
6 6 (1.28%) Driving Licence
6 6 (1.28%) SCADA
7 5 (1.07%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (0.86%) Greenfield Project
8 4 (0.86%) Wiki
9 3 (0.64%) Robotics
10 2 (0.43%) CMDB
10 2 (0.43%) Computer Science
10 2 (0.43%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 2 (0.43%) e-Health
10 2 (0.43%) Enterprise Cloud
11 1 (0.21%) Blog
11 1 (0.21%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 16 (3.43%) Windows
2 13 (2.78%) Unix
3 8 (1.71%) Windows 10
4 6 (1.28%) Linux
5 2 (0.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (0.43%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (0.43%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (0.43%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.21%) AIX
6 1 (0.21%) HPUX
6 1 (0.21%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.21%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 130 (27.84%) Agile Software Development
2 117 (25.05%) Stakeholder Management
3 81 (17.34%) PRINCE2
4 70 (14.99%) Problem-Solving
5 54 (11.56%) Risk Management
6 40 (8.57%) Waterfall
7 39 (8.35%) Business Analysis
7 39 (8.35%) Change Management
7 39 (8.35%) ITIL
8 36 (7.71%) Scrum
9 33 (7.07%) Decision-Making
10 31 (6.64%) Migration
10 31 (6.64%) Six Sigma
11 29 (6.21%) Project Planning
11 29 (6.21%) SDLC
12 28 (6.00%) ITIL V3
13 26 (5.57%) Change Control
13 26 (5.57%) Stakeholder Engagement
14 21 (4.50%) CRM
15 20 (4.28%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 32 (6.85%) SQL
2 11 (2.36%) Java
2 11 (2.36%) JavaScript
3 10 (2.14%) C#
4 5 (1.07%) PowerShell
5 4 (0.86%) VBA
6 3 (0.64%) TypeScript
7 2 (0.43%) Python
8 1 (0.21%) BeanShell
8 1 (0.21%) C
8 1 (0.21%) PHP
8 1 (0.21%) VB
Qualifications
1 29 (6.21%) Degree
1 29 (6.21%) Security Cleared
2 24 (5.14%) PMP
3 23 (4.93%) PMI Certification
4 21 (4.50%) SC Cleared
5 13 (2.78%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 12 (2.57%) APMP
7 9 (1.93%) DV Cleared
8 7 (1.50%) HNC
8 7 (1.50%) HND
8 7 (1.50%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 6 (1.28%) BPSS Clearance
10 4 (0.86%) CISSP
10 4 (0.86%) ISEB
10 4 (0.86%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (0.64%) Master's Degree
12 2 (0.43%) CISA
12 2 (0.43%) Computer Science Degree
12 2 (0.43%) ISACA
12 2 (0.43%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (10.06%) PMO
2 33 (7.07%) QA
3 28 (6.00%) JSP 440
4 17 (3.64%) Disclosure Scotland
5 11 (2.36%) GDPR
6 4 (0.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (0.86%) SLA
7 3 (0.64%) GxP
8 2 (0.43%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 2 (0.43%) COBIT
8 2 (0.43%) GAMP
8 2 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.43%) SSAE 16
9 1 (0.21%) PMBOK
System Software
1 9 (1.93%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.43%) XenApp
2 2 (0.43%) XenDesktop
3 1 (0.21%) Docker
3 1 (0.21%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 3 (0.64%) Ansible
1 3 (0.64%) CASB
2 2 (0.43%) MOM
Vendors
1 70 (14.99%) Microsoft
2 20 (4.28%) Oracle
3 13 (2.78%) SAP
4 11 (2.36%) HP
5 9 (1.93%) FNZ
6 4 (0.86%) Atlassian
6 4 (0.86%) Citrix
6 4 (0.86%) Salesforce.com
7 3 (0.64%) IBM
7 3 (0.64%) ServiceNow
7 3 (0.64%) Symantec
7 3 (0.64%) VMware
8 2 (0.43%) Blue Prism
8 2 (0.43%) MicroStrategy
8 2 (0.43%) Red Hat
8 2 (0.43%) Sitecore
8 2 (0.43%) Twitter
9 1 (0.21%) AppDynamics
9 1 (0.21%) ScanSafe
9 1 (0.21%) Workday