Period
to 17 January 2019

The median contractor rate for a Project Manager was £423 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 17 January 2019.

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
17 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 23 14 25
Rank change year-on-year -9 +11 -16
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 329 415 248
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 6.93% 8.72% 6.54%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.29% 9.11% 6.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 181 245 173
Scotland median daily rate £423 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.59% +9.68% -8.82%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £294
90th Percentile £538 £525 £525
UK median daily rate £475 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +2.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 0
Scotland median hourly rate £37.00 £42.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.90% - -
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £31.75
% change year-on-year -12.50% +25.98% -14.30%

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 4,511 4,554 3,600
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.03% 95.73% 94.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,532 2,661 2,078
Scotland median daily rate £405 £388 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.52% +6.90% -3.33%
10th Percentile £218 £225 £224
90th Percentile £562 £538 £504
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 111 112 134
Scotland median hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £17.32
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +9.70% -17.52%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.79 £10.54
90th Percentile £44.50 £35.00 £49.51
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +1.08% +2.78% -2.70%

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 17 January 2019.

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 17 January 2019.

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 17 January 2019. 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 -5 201 £425 - 20
Glasgow -14 91 £390 - 10
West Lothian +10 8 £438 +16.67%
Scottish Borders +3 6 £350 -
Stirling - 4 £295 - 1
Dundee +1 3 £425 +25.18% 1
Aberdeen -1 3 - -
Renfrewshire -7 2 £280 -15.15%
North Lanarkshire 0 1 £350 +16.67%
Highlands -2 1 - -
South Lanarkshire -5 1 £325 -11.86%
Moray - 1 - -
Perth and Kinross - 1 - -
Inverclyde - 1 - -
Clackmannanshire - 1 - -
Midlothian - 1 £400 -
Project Manager
UK

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

For the 6 months to 17 January 2019, 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.

1 176 (53.50%) Project Management
2 136 (41.34%) Finance
3 127 (38.60%) Agile Software Development
4 110 (33.43%) Stakeholder Management
5 74 (22.49%) PRINCE2
6 65 (19.76%) Banking
7 64 (19.45%) Migration
8 38 (11.55%) Data Centre
9 26 (7.90%) Waterfall
10 25 (7.60%) Change Management
11 24 (7.29%) Microsoft
12 23 (6.99%) PMP
13 21 (6.38%) PMI Certification
13 21 (6.38%) Risk Management
14 20 (6.08%) Stakeholder Engagement
15 19 (5.78%) Project Planning
16 18 (5.47%) Programme Management
17 17 (5.17%) Scrum
18 16 (4.86%) Microsoft Project
19 15 (4.56%) Microsoft Office
19 15 (4.56%) Virtual Team
20 14 (4.26%) PMO
20 14 (4.26%) Project Governance
21 12 (3.65%) Degree
21 12 (3.65%) Resource Management
21 12 (3.65%) Business Analysis
21 12 (3.65%) Data Protection
22 11 (3.34%) ERP
22 11 (3.34%) PRINCE2 Certification
23 10 (3.04%) Microsoft Azure

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 8 (2.43%) SharePoint
2 4 (1.22%) SAS
3 3 (0.91%) CMS
4 1 (0.30%) ArcGIS
4 1 (0.30%) OpenStack
Applications
1 16 (4.86%) Microsoft Project
2 15 (4.56%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (1.82%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.61%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.61%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.30%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 3 (0.91%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.30%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.30%) Markit EDM
2 1 (0.30%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.30%) PeopleSoft CRM
2 1 (0.30%) SAP FI
2 1 (0.30%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 10 (3.04%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (2.74%) Office 365
3 3 (0.91%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (0.91%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 1 (0.30%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.30%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.30%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (0.30%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.22%) Firewall
1 4 (1.22%) WAN
2 2 (0.61%) LAN
3 1 (0.30%) Cisco Firepower
3 1 (0.30%) Internet
3 1 (0.30%) Intranet
3 1 (0.30%) Skype
3 1 (0.30%) Unified Communications
3 1 (0.30%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (0.91%) GIS
2 2 (0.61%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (0.61%) Oracle Database
2 2 (0.61%) Oracle Database 10g
2 2 (0.61%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (0.61%) Relational Database
2 2 (0.61%) SAP BW
2 2 (0.61%) SAP HANA
3 1 (0.30%) Big Data
3 1 (0.30%) Blockchain
3 1 (0.30%) Data Mart
3 1 (0.30%) EDRMS
3 1 (0.30%) Electronic Patient Records
3 1 (0.30%) Power BI
3 1 (0.30%) QGIS
Development Applications
1 8 (2.43%) Hudson
2 7 (2.13%) JIRA
3 1 (0.30%) IBM UrbanCode
General
1 136 (41.34%) Finance
2 65 (19.76%) Banking
3 8 (2.43%) Retail Banking
4 6 (1.82%) Billing
5 5 (1.52%) Back Office
5 5 (1.52%) Legal
6 3 (0.91%) Investment Banking
6 3 (0.91%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.61%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.61%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.61%) Private Banking
8 1 (0.30%) Law
8 1 (0.30%) Marketing
8 1 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.30%) Retail
8 1 (0.30%) Wholesale Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (0.91%) .NET
2 2 (0.61%) Web Services
3 1 (0.30%) Middleware
3 1 (0.30%) PostGIS
3 1 (0.30%) Spring
3 1 (0.30%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 38 (11.55%) Data Centre
2 15 (4.56%) Virtual Team
3 7 (2.13%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (2.13%) Management Information System
3 7 (2.13%) PMI
4 3 (0.91%) Driving Licence
4 3 (0.91%) Fintech
4 3 (0.91%) User Experience
4 3 (0.91%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (0.61%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (0.61%) FMCG
5 2 (0.61%) Hybrid Cloud
5 2 (0.61%) LIMS
5 2 (0.61%) Mobile App
5 2 (0.61%) Security Operations Centre
5 2 (0.61%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (0.30%) iPad
6 1 (0.30%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.30%) PACS
6 1 (0.30%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 9 (2.74%) Windows
2 2 (0.61%) Linux
2 2 (0.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (0.61%) Solaris
2 2 (0.61%) Windows 10
3 1 (0.30%) Apple iOS
3 1 (0.30%) Windows Server
3 1 (0.30%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 176 (53.50%) Project Management
2 127 (38.60%) Agile Software Development
3 110 (33.43%) Stakeholder Management
4 74 (22.49%) PRINCE2
5 64 (19.45%) Migration
6 26 (7.90%) Waterfall
7 25 (7.60%) Change Management
8 21 (6.38%) Risk Management
9 20 (6.08%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 19 (5.78%) Project Planning
11 18 (5.47%) Programme Management
12 17 (5.17%) Scrum
13 14 (4.26%) Project Governance
14 12 (3.65%) Business Analysis
14 12 (3.65%) Data Protection
14 12 (3.65%) Resource Management
15 11 (3.34%) ERP
16 10 (3.04%) Decision-Making
16 10 (3.04%) Planning and Forecasting
16 10 (3.04%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 4 (1.22%) Java
1 4 (1.22%) SQL
2 1 (0.30%) C
Qualifications
1 23 (6.99%) PMP
2 21 (6.38%) PMI Certification
3 12 (3.65%) Degree
4 11 (3.34%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 9 (2.74%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 6 (1.82%) APMP
7 5 (1.52%) Security Cleared
8 4 (1.22%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (0.61%) CAPM
9 2 (0.61%) MBA
9 2 (0.61%) SC Cleared
10 1 (0.30%) CISSP
10 1 (0.30%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.30%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (4.26%) PMO
2 5 (1.52%) QA
3 4 (1.22%) GDPR
4 3 (0.91%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (0.91%) IFRS
5 2 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.61%) PSD2
5 2 (0.61%) SLA
6 1 (0.30%) Actionable Recommendations
6 1 (0.30%) COBIT
6 1 (0.30%) HL7
6 1 (0.30%) JSP 440
6 1 (0.30%) MiFID
6 1 (0.30%) Solvency II
System Software
1 3 (0.91%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.30%) Firmware
2 1 (0.30%) Virtual Desktop
2 1 (0.30%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (0.91%) Cisco UCCE
2 1 (0.30%) AirWatch
2 1 (0.30%) MOM
2 1 (0.30%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.30%) PingFederate
2 1 (0.30%) SCCM
2 1 (0.30%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 24 (7.29%) Microsoft
2 7 (2.13%) Cisco
3 6 (1.82%) Oracle
3 6 (1.82%) Salesforce.com
4 5 (1.52%) SAP
5 4 (1.22%) Planview
5 4 (1.22%) ServiceNow
6 3 (0.91%) PeopleSoft
6 3 (0.91%) Progress
6 3 (0.91%) VMware
6 3 (0.91%) Workday
7 2 (0.61%) NetApp
8 1 (0.30%) Apple
8 1 (0.30%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.30%) FNZ
8 1 (0.30%) Google
8 1 (0.30%) IBM
8 1 (0.30%) LabWare
8 1 (0.30%) Speakerbus
8 1 (0.30%) Verint