Period
to 22 May 2018

The median contractor rate for a Project Manager was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 22 May 2018.

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
6 months to
22 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 13 20 15
Rank change year-on-year +7 -5 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 456 271 520
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 8.84% 7.57% 9.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 9.26% 7.95% 10.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 257 166 277
Scotland median daily rate £400 £416 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.90% -0.89% +1.82%
10th Percentile £264 £313 £273
90th Percentile £538 £525 £575
UK median daily rate £470 £450 £445
% change year-on-year +4.44% +1.12% +4.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Scotland median hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.67% - -
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £34.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year +1.45% -1.43% -2.78%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Scotland
Contract vacancies in Scotland with a recognized job title 4,924 3,410 5,144
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.41% 95.25% 93.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,914 1,988 2,829
Scotland median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - -
10th Percentile £238 £213 £230
90th Percentile £538 £513 £531
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 88 90
Scotland median hourly rate £16.00 £17.32 £30.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.62% -42.46% +64.95%
10th Percentile £10.25 £11.30 £11.18
90th Percentile £39.50 £52.00 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year -3.97% -6.28% +14.29%

Project Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings that featured Project Manager in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

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 6 months to 22 May 2018.

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 6 months to 22 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 +6 286 £428 +0.59% 18
Glasgow +1 121 £375 -9.09% 7
Aberdeen +6 5 £433 -8.95%
Dundee -5 5 £215 -52.33% 1
Renfrewshire -23 5 £344 -1.71% 1
West Lothian -3 4 £375 +7.14%
South Lanarkshire - 4 £375 -
Perth and Kinross 0 2 £438 -
Scottish Borders - 2 - -
Stirling -7 1 £400 -
Midlothian - 1 - -
Project Manager
UK

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 2018, Project Manager contract jobs required the following IT 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 featuring Project Manager in the job title.

1 228 (50.00%) Project Management
2 187 (41.01%) Finance
3 141 (30.92%) Stakeholder Management
4 119 (26.10%) Agile Software Development
5 96 (21.05%) PRINCE2
6 86 (18.86%) Banking
7 50 (10.96%) Migration
8 46 (10.09%) Asset Management
9 42 (9.21%) Risk Management
10 34 (7.46%) Change Management
11 33 (7.24%) Microsoft
12 32 (7.02%) Waterfall
13 31 (6.80%) Scrum
14 30 (6.58%) Microsoft Project
15 27 (5.92%) PMP
16 26 (5.70%) Project Planning
17 25 (5.48%) Stakeholder Engagement
17 25 (5.48%) Data Centre
17 25 (5.48%) Decision-Making
18 24 (5.26%) Supplier Management
18 24 (5.26%) PMI Certification
18 24 (5.26%) Windows
19 21 (4.61%) Retail Banking
19 21 (4.61%) Resource Management
19 21 (4.61%) Problem-Solving
20 20 (4.39%) QA
21 19 (4.17%) PMO
22 18 (3.95%) Windows 10
22 18 (3.95%) Programme Management
23 17 (3.73%) Business Analysis

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 10 (2.19%) SharePoint
2 5 (1.10%) OpenStack
3 3 (0.66%) CMS
4 2 (0.44%) IBM Notes
4 2 (0.44%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.22%) CICS
5 1 (0.22%) Oracle Coherence
5 1 (0.22%) SAS
5 1 (0.22%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (0.22%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.22%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.22%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.22%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 30 (6.58%) Microsoft Project
2 8 (1.75%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (1.32%) MS Visio
4 5 (1.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.66%) Microsoft Excel
6 1 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (0.66%) Maximo
2 2 (0.44%) Payment Gateway
2 2 (0.44%) SAP ERP
2 2 (0.44%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.22%) Eloqua
3 1 (0.22%) Sonata
3 1 (0.22%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 12 (2.63%) Office 365
2 5 (1.10%) Cloud Computing
2 5 (1.10%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (0.88%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (0.66%) SaaS
5 1 (0.22%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 9 (1.97%) WAN
2 6 (1.32%) LAN
2 6 (1.32%) SAN
2 6 (1.32%) Unified Communications
3 5 (1.10%) Firewall
4 4 (0.88%) Internet
4 4 (0.88%) IP Telephony
5 3 (0.66%) MPLS
6 2 (0.44%) Broadband
6 2 (0.44%) DNS
6 2 (0.44%) Intranet
6 2 (0.44%) SMTP
6 2 (0.44%) Wireless
7 1 (0.22%) 4G
7 1 (0.22%) DMZ
7 1 (0.22%) Structured Cabling
7 1 (0.22%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (2.19%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (1.10%) SAP BW
2 5 (1.10%) SAP HANA
3 3 (0.66%) Relational Database
4 2 (0.44%) Power BI
5 1 (0.22%) DB2
5 1 (0.22%) EDRMS
5 1 (0.22%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.22%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 12 (2.63%) JIRA
2 1 (0.22%) JIRA Agile
2 1 (0.22%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 187 (41.01%) Finance
2 86 (18.86%) Banking
3 21 (4.61%) Retail Banking
4 13 (2.85%) Telecoms
5 10 (2.19%) Marketing
6 6 (1.32%) Back Office
6 6 (1.32%) Retail
7 4 (0.88%) Legal
8 3 (0.66%) Billing
9 2 (0.44%) General Ledger
10 1 (0.22%) Advertising
10 1 (0.22%) Front Office
10 1 (0.22%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.22%) Law
10 1 (0.22%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (0.66%) .NET
2 2 (0.44%) React
3 1 (0.22%) Aurelia
3 1 (0.22%) CGI
3 1 (0.22%) CSS
3 1 (0.22%) HTML
3 1 (0.22%) J2EE
3 1 (0.22%) Middleware
3 1 (0.22%) REST
3 1 (0.22%) SailPoint
3 1 (0.22%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 25 (5.48%) Data Centre
2 13 (2.85%) Virtual Team
3 11 (2.41%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (1.75%) Management Information System
5 6 (1.32%) PMI
6 5 (1.10%) Mainframe
7 4 (0.88%) Derivative
7 4 (0.88%) Enterprise Storage
7 4 (0.88%) Equities
7 4 (0.88%) Fixed Income
7 4 (0.88%) Self-Motivation
7 4 (0.88%) Smartphone
7 4 (0.88%) User Experience
7 4 (0.88%) Video Conferencing
8 3 (0.66%) Computer Science
8 3 (0.66%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (0.66%) FMCG
9 2 (0.44%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 2 (0.44%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.22%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 24 (5.26%) Windows
2 18 (3.95%) Windows 10
3 10 (2.19%) Unix
4 2 (0.44%) Android
4 2 (0.44%) Apple iOS
4 2 (0.44%) Windows 7
4 2 (0.44%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.22%) AIX
5 1 (0.22%) Linux
5 1 (0.22%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 228 (50.00%) Project Management
2 141 (30.92%) Stakeholder Management
3 119 (26.10%) Agile Software Development
4 96 (21.05%) PRINCE2
5 50 (10.96%) Migration
6 46 (10.09%) Asset Management
7 42 (9.21%) Risk Management
8 34 (7.46%) Change Management
9 32 (7.02%) Waterfall
10 31 (6.80%) Scrum
11 26 (5.70%) Project Planning
12 25 (5.48%) Decision-Making
12 25 (5.48%) Stakeholder Engagement
13 24 (5.26%) Supplier Management
14 21 (4.61%) Problem-Solving
14 21 (4.61%) Resource Management
15 18 (3.95%) Programme Management
16 17 (3.73%) Business Analysis
16 17 (3.73%) SDLC
17 14 (3.07%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 10 (2.19%) Java
2 2 (0.44%) Apple Swift
2 2 (0.44%) SQL
3 1 (0.22%) C
3 1 (0.22%) PHP
3 1 (0.22%) R
Qualifications
1 27 (5.92%) PMP
2 24 (5.26%) PMI Certification
3 16 (3.51%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 15 (3.29%) APMP
4 15 (3.29%) Degree
5 14 (3.07%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 8 (1.75%) CISSP
6 8 (1.75%) Security Cleared
7 6 (1.32%) SC Cleared
8 5 (1.10%) SANS
9 3 (0.66%) Computer Science Degree
9 3 (0.66%) HNC
10 2 (0.44%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (0.44%) CGEIT
10 2 (0.44%) CISA
10 2 (0.44%) CRISC
10 2 (0.44%) ISEB
11 1 (0.22%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.22%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (4.39%) QA
2 19 (4.17%) PMO
3 11 (2.41%) GDPR
4 9 (1.97%) Disclosure Scotland
5 5 (1.10%) COBIT
5 5 (1.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.44%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.22%) Actionable Recommendations
7 1 (0.22%) FATCA
7 1 (0.22%) MiFID
7 1 (0.22%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.22%) PMBOK
7 1 (0.22%) PSD2
7 1 (0.22%) SLA
7 1 (0.22%) Solvency II
System Software
1 10 (2.19%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.22%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (0.44%) MOM
2 1 (0.22%) Oracle Identity Management
2 1 (0.22%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 1 (0.22%) SCCM
2 1 (0.22%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (0.22%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 33 (7.24%) Microsoft
2 16 (3.51%) SAP
3 6 (1.32%) Cisco
3 6 (1.32%) Oracle
4 4 (0.88%) Planview
5 3 (0.66%) IBM
5 3 (0.66%) Salesforce.com
5 3 (0.66%) ServiceNow
5 3 (0.66%) Workday
6 2 (0.44%) Charles River
6 2 (0.44%) CODA
6 2 (0.44%) CyberArk
6 2 (0.44%) HP
6 2 (0.44%) Lotus
6 2 (0.44%) MicroStrategy
6 2 (0.44%) Progress
7 1 (0.22%) BT
7 1 (0.22%) Capita
7 1 (0.22%) Google
7 1 (0.22%) Mitel