Period
to 23 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Project Manager was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 23 November 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
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 15 23 8
Rank change year-on-year +8 -15 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 395 318 630
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 7.83% 7.34% 10.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.21% 7.75% 10.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 231 235 265
Scotland median daily rate £425 £388 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.68% -8.82% +1.19%
10th Percentile £313 £288 £289
90th Percentile £500 £500 £529
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £438
% change year-on-year - +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 8
Scotland median hourly rate £42.00 - £39.00
10th Percentile £32.40 - £23.35
90th Percentile £47.32 - £51.93
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £32.89 £39.00
% change year-on-year +6.42% -15.67% +22.83%

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 4811 4105 5837
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.40% 94.72% 94.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 2742 2412 3018
Scotland median daily rate £388 £356 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.85% -2.47% -2.67%
10th Percentile £225 £225 £229
90th Percentile £531 £494 £500
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 142 118 123
Scotland median hourly rate £20.21 £16.16 £23.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.08% -30.80% +33.43%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.00 £10.00
90th Percentile £45.00 £43.00 £49.40
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%

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 23 November 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Scotland

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Project Manager in Scotland over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 23 November 2017. 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 0 253 £425 +6.25% 17
Glasgow +5 103 £400 +3.23% 8
Aberdeen -2 10 £450 +53.19% 1
Highlands - 4 - -
East Ayrshire - 3 £320 -
Dundee +5 2 £340 -4.70%
North Lanarkshire 0 2 £300 -6.25%
West Lothian -1 2 £425 +28.79%
Renfrewshire +27 1 £330 -5.71%
South Lanarkshire -4 1 - -
East Renfrewshire - 1 - -
Perthshire - 1 - -
Project Manager
UK

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

For the 6 months to 23 November 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.

1 194 (49.11%) Project Management
2 158 (40.00%) Finance
3 136 (34.43%) Stakeholder Management
4 96 (24.30%) Agile Software Development
5 93 (23.54%) PRINCE2
6 86 (21.77%) Banking
7 34 (8.61%) Migration
8 31 (7.85%) Microsoft
9 30 (7.59%) Microsoft Project
10 27 (6.84%) Scrum
11 26 (6.58%) Project Planning
12 22 (5.57%) PMP
12 22 (5.57%) Degree
13 21 (5.32%) ITIL
13 21 (5.32%) Risk Management
14 20 (5.06%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 20 (5.06%) Retail Banking
15 18 (4.56%) CRM
15 18 (4.56%) Analytical Skills
16 17 (4.30%) GDPR
16 17 (4.30%) SharePoint
16 17 (4.30%) Asset Management
17 16 (4.05%) Programme Management
17 16 (4.05%) Business Analysis
17 16 (4.05%) Disclosure Scotland
18 15 (3.80%) Resource Management
18 15 (3.80%) Windows
19 14 (3.54%) Service Delivery
19 14 (3.54%) Matrix Organization
20 13 (3.29%) APMP

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 17 (4.30%) SharePoint
2 4 (1.01%) SAS
3 2 (0.51%) CMS
4 1 (0.25%) CICS
4 1 (0.25%) Confluence
4 1 (0.25%) FileNet
4 1 (0.25%) IIS
4 1 (0.25%) Jadu
4 1 (0.25%) JBoss
4 1 (0.25%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.25%) WebSphere
Applications
1 30 (7.59%) Microsoft Project
2 10 (2.53%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (1.27%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (1.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (1.01%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.25%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 3 (0.76%) Oracle EBS
1 3 (0.76%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (0.51%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.25%) HiPortfolio
3 1 (0.25%) Magento
3 1 (0.25%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.25%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 11 (2.78%) Microsoft Azure
1 11 (2.78%) Office 365
2 9 (2.28%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (1.01%) PaaS
4 2 (0.51%) SaaS
5 1 (0.25%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (2.78%) WAN
2 10 (2.53%) LAN
3 8 (2.03%) IP Telephony
4 5 (1.27%) Internet
5 2 (0.51%) Firewall
5 2 (0.51%) Intranet
5 2 (0.51%) Network Security
5 2 (0.51%) SAN
5 2 (0.51%) VoIP
6 1 (0.25%) ATM
6 1 (0.25%) CTI
6 1 (0.25%) MPLS
6 1 (0.25%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (1.52%) Data Warehouse
1 6 (1.52%) SQL Server
2 3 (0.76%) Big Data
3 2 (0.51%) EDRMS
3 2 (0.51%) Hadoop
3 2 (0.51%) Relational Database
3 2 (0.51%) SAS Enterprise Guide
3 2 (0.51%) SAS Visual Analytics
4 1 (0.25%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.25%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.25%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.25%) DB2
4 1 (0.25%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.25%) GIS
4 1 (0.25%) Oracle BI EE
4 1 (0.25%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.25%) QlikView
4 1 (0.25%) SAP HANA
4 1 (0.25%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (0.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 7 (1.77%) JIRA
2 1 (0.25%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 158 (40.00%) Finance
2 86 (21.77%) Banking
3 20 (5.06%) Retail Banking
4 13 (3.29%) Telecoms
5 11 (2.78%) Legal
6 7 (1.77%) Manufacturing
6 7 (1.77%) Marketing
7 4 (1.01%) Investment Banking
8 3 (0.76%) Front Office
8 3 (0.76%) Local Government
8 3 (0.76%) Retail
9 2 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.25%) Corporate Banking
10 1 (0.25%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.25%) Law
10 1 (0.25%) Private Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (0.76%) .NET
2 1 (0.25%) CGI
2 1 (0.25%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 18 (4.56%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (2.03%) Enterprise Storage
2 8 (2.03%) PMI
3 7 (1.77%) Virtual Team
4 6 (1.52%) FMCG
4 6 (1.52%) User Experience
5 5 (1.27%) Data Centre
5 5 (1.27%) Management Information System
6 4 (1.01%) NHS
6 4 (1.01%) SCADA
7 2 (0.51%) Computer Science
7 2 (0.51%) Derivative
7 2 (0.51%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (0.51%) iPad
7 2 (0.51%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.25%) Analytical Mindset
8 1 (0.25%) Fintech
8 1 (0.25%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.25%) OTC Derivatives
8 1 (0.25%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 15 (3.80%) Windows
2 7 (1.77%) Windows 10
3 6 (1.52%) Windows Server
4 5 (1.27%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (1.01%) Windows XP
6 3 (0.76%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 194 (49.11%) Project Management
2 136 (34.43%) Stakeholder Management
3 96 (24.30%) Agile Software Development
4 93 (23.54%) PRINCE2
5 34 (8.61%) Migration
6 27 (6.84%) Scrum
7 26 (6.58%) Project Planning
8 21 (5.32%) ITIL
8 21 (5.32%) Risk Management
9 18 (4.56%) CRM
10 17 (4.30%) Asset Management
11 16 (4.05%) Business Analysis
11 16 (4.05%) Programme Management
12 15 (3.80%) Resource Management
13 14 (3.54%) Matrix Organization
13 14 (3.54%) Service Delivery
14 13 (3.29%) PRINCE
15 12 (3.04%) Data Protection
15 12 (3.04%) Quality Management
15 12 (3.04%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (1.52%) Java
2 2 (0.51%) C
2 2 (0.51%) C#
2 2 (0.51%) JavaScript
2 2 (0.51%) Python
2 2 (0.51%) VBA
3 1 (0.25%) C++
3 1 (0.25%) SQL
Qualifications
1 22 (5.57%) Degree
1 22 (5.57%) PMP
2 20 (5.06%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 13 (3.29%) APMP
4 12 (3.04%) PMI Certification
5 11 (2.78%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 5 (1.27%) SC Cleared
6 5 (1.27%) Security Cleared
7 2 (0.51%) CISSP
7 2 (0.51%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (0.25%) ACCA
8 1 (0.25%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.25%) CCA
8 1 (0.25%) CIMA
8 1 (0.25%) CISA
8 1 (0.25%) CRISC
8 1 (0.25%) HND
8 1 (0.25%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.25%) Master's Degree
8 1 (0.25%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (4.30%) GDPR
2 16 (4.05%) Disclosure Scotland
3 9 (2.28%) QA
4 8 (2.03%) PMO
5 4 (1.01%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 4 (1.01%) FATCA
5 4 (1.01%) GAMP
5 4 (1.01%) GMP
5 4 (1.01%) GxP
6 3 (0.76%) COBIT
6 3 (0.76%) MiFID
6 3 (0.76%) SLA
6 3 (0.76%) Solvency II
7 1 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 8 (2.03%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.25%) Docker
2 1 (0.25%) IAG
2 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 1 (0.25%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 2 (0.51%) SCCM
2 1 (0.25%) AirWatch
2 1 (0.25%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 31 (7.85%) Microsoft
2 9 (2.28%) Oracle
3 6 (1.52%) SAP
4 5 (1.27%) Avaya
5 4 (1.01%) Cisco
5 4 (1.01%) Pega
5 4 (1.01%) Wonderware
6 3 (0.76%) Blue Coat
6 3 (0.76%) Vermilion
7 2 (0.51%) CyberArk
7 2 (0.51%) IBM
7 2 (0.51%) PeopleSoft
7 2 (0.51%) Planview
7 2 (0.51%) ServiceNow
7 2 (0.51%) VMware
8 1 (0.25%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.25%) Genesys
8 1 (0.25%) HP
8 1 (0.25%) JD Edwards
8 1 (0.25%) Salesforce.com