The median contractor rate for a Project Manager was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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 Manager
UK / Scotland
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 23 19 14
Rank change year-on-year -4 -5  
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 138 264 268
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 6.37% 8.99% 8.76%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.66% 9.70% 9.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 159 127
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £327 £248 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £550 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £414
% change year-on-year - +2.65%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 5
Median hourly rate £37.50 - £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.75 £35.75 £37.75
% change year-on-year +8.39% -5.29%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2073 2723 2921
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 95.62% 92.71% 95.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 1157 1524 1509
Median daily rate £375 £370 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.35% +5.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 60 87
Median hourly rate £25.00 £14.93 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +67.50% -20.40%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £9.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.55 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.14
% change year-on-year +0.28% +8.11%  

Project Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland that featured Project Manager in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Project Manager in Scotland

Project Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Project Manager in Scotland.

Contractor daily rate trend for Project Manager in Scotland

Project Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Project Manager in Scotland over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Project Manager in Scotland

Project Manager
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Project Manager in Scotland.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Project Manager in Scotland

Project Manager
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 Manager within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 23 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 -11 79 £425 -5.55% 9
Glasgow +7 43 £413 +6.45% 10
Aberdeen -3 6 £475 +38.18%
West Lothian -5 3 £340 -14.89%
Stirling +7 1 - -
Fife +4 1 - - 2
Inverclyde -1 1 £388 -3.12%
Perth and Kinross - 1 - -
Dundee - 1 £450 -
Project Manager
UK

Project Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 23 June 2017, Project Manager contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Scotland region featuring Project Manager in the job title.

1 159 (53.72%) Project Management
2 124 (41.89%) Finance
3 98 (33.11%) Stakeholder Management
4 75 (25.34%) Agile Software Development
5 72 (24.32%) PRINCE2
6 61 (20.61%) Banking
7 41 (13.85%) Microsoft
8 35 (11.82%) Migration
9 28 (9.46%) Microsoft Project
10 26 (8.78%) Business Analysis
11 23 (7.77%) Scrum
12 21 (7.09%) SDLC
13 20 (6.76%) Risk Management
13 20 (6.76%) Change Management
13 20 (6.76%) Microsoft Office
14 18 (6.08%) PMP
14 18 (6.08%) Supplier Management
14 18 (6.08%) Asset Management
14 18 (6.08%) Analytical Skills
15 17 (5.74%) PMI Certification
16 16 (5.41%) Programme Management
16 16 (5.41%) APMP
17 15 (5.07%) Retail
17 15 (5.07%) Project Planning
18 14 (4.73%) Data Migration
18 14 (4.73%) ITIL
18 14 (4.73%) Data Centre
19 13 (4.39%) Resource Management
20 12 (4.05%) Degree
20 12 (4.05%) Retail Banking

Project Manager Skill Set
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 2 (0.68%) SAS
1 2 (0.68%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.34%) Apache
2 1 (0.34%) Blackboard Learn
2 1 (0.34%) FileNet
2 1 (0.34%) IBM HTTP Server
2 1 (0.34%) IIS
2 1 (0.34%) JBoss
2 1 (0.34%) Moodle
2 1 (0.34%) SharePoint Server
2 1 (0.34%) WebSphere
Applications
1 28 (9.46%) Microsoft Project
2 20 (6.76%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (2.70%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (2.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (2.36%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (2.03%) Unit4 Business World
2 4 (1.35%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (1.01%) Sonata
4 1 (0.34%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.34%) Maximo
4 1 (0.34%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.34%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.34%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.34%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.03%) Office 365
1 6 (2.03%) PaaS
2 3 (1.01%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.68%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.34%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (0.34%) IaaS
4 1 (0.34%) IBM Cloud
4 1 (0.34%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.01%) LAN
1 3 (1.01%) Network Security
2 2 (0.68%) Firewall
2 2 (0.68%) Structured Cabling
2 2 (0.68%) Telepresence
2 2 (0.68%) VoIP
2 2 (0.68%) WAN
3 1 (0.34%) Internet
3 1 (0.34%) Intranet
3 1 (0.34%) SAN
3 1 (0.34%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.34%) Unified Communications
3 1 (0.34%) VSAT
3 1 (0.34%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (2.03%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (1.01%) Big Data
3 1 (0.34%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.34%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.34%) Data Lake
3 1 (0.34%) DB2
3 1 (0.34%) Hadoop
3 1 (0.34%) QlikView
3 1 (0.34%) SAS Visual Analytics
3 1 (0.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 4 (1.35%) JIRA
2 1 (0.34%) Cucumber
2 1 (0.34%) Selenium
2 1 (0.34%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 124 (41.89%) Finance
2 61 (20.61%) Banking
3 15 (5.07%) Retail
4 12 (4.05%) Retail Banking
5 6 (2.03%) Legal
6 5 (1.69%) Investment Banking
6 5 (1.69%) Law
6 5 (1.69%) Marketing
7 3 (1.01%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.68%) Back Office
9 1 (0.34%) Billing
9 1 (0.34%) Front Office
9 1 (0.34%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (1.69%) Web Services
2 1 (0.34%) .NET
2 1 (0.34%) Middleware
2 1 (0.34%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 18 (6.08%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (4.73%) Data Centre
3 8 (2.70%) User Experience
4 5 (1.69%) Virtual Team
5 4 (1.35%) FMCG
5 4 (1.35%) NHS
5 4 (1.35%) PMI
6 3 (1.01%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.01%) Fintech
6 3 (1.01%) Management Information System
7 2 (0.68%) Credit Risk
7 2 (0.68%) Mainframe
7 2 (0.68%) SWIFT
8 1 (0.34%) CCTV
8 1 (0.34%) e-Health
8 1 (0.34%) Freedom of Information
8 1 (0.34%) Life Science
8 1 (0.34%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.34%) Reference Data
8 1 (0.34%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 7 (2.36%) Windows
2 4 (1.35%) Linux
3 2 (0.68%) Unix
4 1 (0.34%) Windows 10
4 1 (0.34%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.34%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.34%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 159 (53.72%) Project Management
2 98 (33.11%) Stakeholder Management
3 75 (25.34%) Agile Software Development
4 72 (24.32%) PRINCE2
5 35 (11.82%) Migration
6 26 (8.78%) Business Analysis
7 23 (7.77%) Scrum
8 21 (7.09%) SDLC
9 20 (6.76%) Change Management
9 20 (6.76%) Risk Management
10 18 (6.08%) Asset Management
10 18 (6.08%) Supplier Management
11 16 (5.41%) Programme Management
12 15 (5.07%) Project Planning
13 14 (4.73%) Data Migration
13 14 (4.73%) ITIL
14 13 (4.39%) Resource Management
15 11 (3.72%) Analytics
16 10 (3.38%) Waterfall
17 9 (3.04%) Project Governance
Programming Languages
1 8 (2.70%) SQL
2 6 (2.03%) Java
3 3 (1.01%) C
3 3 (1.01%) PL/SQL
4 1 (0.34%) Scala
Qualifications
1 18 (6.08%) PMP
2 17 (5.74%) PMI Certification
3 16 (5.41%) APMP
4 12 (4.05%) Degree
5 11 (3.72%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 7 (2.36%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 3 (1.01%) Computer Science Degree
7 3 (1.01%) Security Cleared
8 1 (0.34%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.34%) CGEIT
8 1 (0.34%) CISA
8 1 (0.34%) CISSP
8 1 (0.34%) CRISC
8 1 (0.34%) ISEB
8 1 (0.34%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.34%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.34%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.72%) Disclosure Scotland
2 8 (2.70%) PMO
3 6 (2.03%) QA
4 4 (1.35%) GDPR
4 4 (1.35%) MiFID
5 2 (0.68%) COBIT
5 2 (0.68%) FATCA
5 2 (0.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.34%) EMIR
6 1 (0.34%) SEPA
System Software
1 4 (1.35%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.34%) Virtual Desktop
2 1 (0.34%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (0.68%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (0.34%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 1 (0.34%) SCCM
2 1 (0.34%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 41 (13.85%) Microsoft
2 11 (3.72%) Cisco
3 6 (2.03%) Oracle
4 3 (1.01%) FNZ
4 3 (1.01%) SAP
5 2 (0.68%) Avaya
5 2 (0.68%) Planview
5 2 (0.68%) Twitter
6 1 (0.34%) Blackboard
6 1 (0.34%) Charles River
6 1 (0.34%) Citrix
6 1 (0.34%) HP
6 1 (0.34%) IBM
6 1 (0.34%) Informatica
6 1 (0.34%) JD Edwards
6 1 (0.34%) PeopleSoft
6 1 (0.34%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.34%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.34%) Talend
6 1 (0.34%) Teradata
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