Period
to 15 October 2018

The median contractor rate for a Project Manager was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 15 October 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
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 15 18 21
Rank change year-on-year +3 +3 -12
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 434 353 413
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 8.05% 7.35% 8.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.48% 7.69% 8.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 228 201 285
Scotland median daily rate £400 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% -5.88%
10th Percentile £271 £319 £264
90th Percentile £525 £500 £525
UK median daily rate £460 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +2.22% - +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 0
Scotland median hourly rate £38.29 £34.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.97% - -
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £34.50
% change year-on-year - +1.45% -11.74%

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 5,120 4,593 4,598
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.01% 95.59% 93.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,757 2,591 2,690
Scotland median daily rate £400 £388 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +7.64% -0.69%
10th Percentile £225 £229 £225
90th Percentile £550 £538 £494
UK median daily rate £450 £440 £425
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 138 138 125
Scotland median hourly rate £17.50 £22.25 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.35% +14.10% -3.70%
10th Percentile £10.75 £11.22 £10.00
90th Percentile £45.38 £43.98 £42.80
UK median hourly rate £17.99 £19.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year -5.34% +2.70% +2.78%

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 15 October 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Scotland

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Project Manager in Scotland over the 6 months to 15 October 2018.

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 15 October 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 +3 270 £438 +2.94% 13
Glasgow +1 117 £375 -9.09% 4
Dundee 0 12 £275 -38.89%
Renfrewshire -14 8 £358 +8.33%
Scottish Borders - 6 £350 -
West Lothian +8 4 £424 -0.29% 1
Stirling +1 2 £400 -
Inverclyde +5 1 - -
Perth and Kinross -1 1 - -
Moray - 1 - -
Highlands - 1 - -
Midlothian - 1 - -
Project Manager
UK

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

For the 6 months to 15 October 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.

1 220 (50.69%) Project Management
2 187 (43.09%) Finance
3 154 (35.48%) Agile Software Development
4 127 (29.26%) Stakeholder Management
5 91 (20.97%) Banking
6 76 (17.51%) PRINCE2
7 64 (14.75%) Migration
8 35 (8.06%) Change Management
9 32 (7.37%) Risk Management
9 32 (7.37%) Waterfall
10 31 (7.14%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 31 (7.14%) Data Centre
11 25 (5.76%) Scrum
12 24 (5.53%) Microsoft
13 22 (5.07%) Project Planning
13 22 (5.07%) Decision-Making
14 21 (4.84%) PMP
14 21 (4.84%) Microsoft Project
14 21 (4.84%) Programme Management
15 18 (4.15%) Windows
15 18 (4.15%) CRM
15 18 (4.15%) PMI Certification
15 18 (4.15%) Problem-Solving
16 17 (3.92%) Virtual Team
17 16 (3.69%) PMO
17 16 (3.69%) Degree
17 16 (3.69%) Asset Management
17 16 (3.69%) Supplier Management
18 15 (3.46%) PRINCE2 Certification
18 15 (3.46%) ERP

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 (1.84%) OpenStack
2 5 (1.15%) SAS
2 5 (1.15%) SharePoint
3 4 (0.92%) CMS
4 1 (0.23%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (0.23%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.23%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 21 (4.84%) Microsoft Project
2 11 (2.53%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (1.38%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.46%) Microsoft Excel
6 1 (0.23%) Chatbot
6 1 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (1.15%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.46%) SAP FI
2 2 (0.46%) Unit4 Business World
3 1 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.23%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.23%) Eloqua
3 1 (0.23%) Infor SunSystems
3 1 (0.23%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.23%) PeopleSoft CRM
3 1 (0.23%) ResourceLink
3 1 (0.23%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 12 (2.76%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (1.61%) Office 365
3 6 (1.38%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (0.69%) PaaS
5 2 (0.46%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (0.23%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.23%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.23%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.23%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (1.61%) Unified Communications
2 3 (0.69%) Firewall
3 2 (0.46%) 4G
3 2 (0.46%) Broadband
3 2 (0.46%) Internet
3 2 (0.46%) Wireless
4 1 (0.23%) LAN
4 1 (0.23%) Network Security
4 1 (0.23%) SMS
4 1 (0.23%) Structured Cabling
4 1 (0.23%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (1.38%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (1.15%) Data Mart
3 4 (0.92%) Big Data
4 3 (0.69%) Data Mining
5 2 (0.46%) Power BI
5 2 (0.46%) SAP BW
5 2 (0.46%) SAP HANA
6 1 (0.23%) Blockchain
6 1 (0.23%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (1.38%) Hudson
2 5 (1.15%) JIRA
3 1 (0.23%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 187 (43.09%) Finance
2 91 (20.97%) Banking
3 12 (2.76%) Retail Banking
4 11 (2.53%) Billing
5 6 (1.38%) Legal
6 5 (1.15%) Back Office
6 5 (1.15%) Manufacturing
6 5 (1.15%) Marketing
7 4 (0.92%) Telecoms
8 3 (0.69%) Retail
9 2 (0.46%) Front Office
9 2 (0.46%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.46%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.46%) Private Banking
10 1 (0.23%) Advertising
10 1 (0.23%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.23%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (1.38%) Web Services
2 2 (0.46%) .NET
3 1 (0.23%) COM
3 1 (0.23%) J2EE
3 1 (0.23%) Middleware
3 1 (0.23%) REST
3 1 (0.23%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 31 (7.14%) Data Centre
2 17 (3.92%) Virtual Team
3 14 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (1.38%) Management Information System
4 6 (1.38%) PMI
5 2 (0.46%) Fintech
5 2 (0.46%) Hedge funds
5 2 (0.46%) Mainframe
5 2 (0.46%) Mobile App
5 2 (0.46%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (0.46%) User Experience
5 2 (0.46%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.23%) Cyber Defence
6 1 (0.23%) Derivative
6 1 (0.23%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.23%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.23%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (0.23%) IBM Mainframe
6 1 (0.23%) iPad
6 1 (0.23%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 18 (4.15%) Windows
2 10 (2.30%) Windows 10
3 6 (1.38%) Unix
4 1 (0.23%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 220 (50.69%) Project Management
2 154 (35.48%) Agile Software Development
3 127 (29.26%) Stakeholder Management
4 76 (17.51%) PRINCE2
5 64 (14.75%) Migration
6 35 (8.06%) Change Management
7 32 (7.37%) Risk Management
7 32 (7.37%) Waterfall
8 31 (7.14%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 25 (5.76%) Scrum
10 22 (5.07%) Decision-Making
10 22 (5.07%) Project Planning
11 21 (4.84%) Programme Management
12 18 (4.15%) CRM
12 18 (4.15%) Problem-Solving
13 16 (3.69%) Asset Management
13 16 (3.69%) Supplier Management
14 15 (3.46%) ERP
15 14 (3.23%) Project Governance
16 12 (2.76%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 14 (3.23%) SQL
2 6 (1.38%) Java
3 2 (0.46%) C
3 2 (0.46%) PHP
4 1 (0.23%) C#
4 1 (0.23%) PL/SQL
4 1 (0.23%) R
4 1 (0.23%) VB
Qualifications
1 21 (4.84%) PMP
2 18 (4.15%) PMI Certification
3 16 (3.69%) Degree
4 15 (3.46%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 13 (3.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 7 (1.61%) Security Cleared
7 6 (1.38%) APMP
8 5 (1.15%) BPSS Clearance
9 4 (0.92%) CISSP
9 4 (0.92%) SANS
10 3 (0.69%) SC Cleared
11 2 (0.46%) MBA
12 1 (0.23%) DV Cleared
12 1 (0.23%) ISEB
12 1 (0.23%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (3.69%) PMO
2 9 (2.07%) QA
3 4 (0.92%) COBIT
3 4 (0.92%) GDPR
3 4 (0.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.69%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (0.69%) MiFID
5 2 (0.46%) IFRS
5 2 (0.46%) SLA
5 2 (0.46%) Solvency II
6 1 (0.23%) Actionable Recommendations
6 1 (0.23%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.23%) JSP 440
6 1 (0.23%) PSD2
System Software
1 9 (2.07%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.46%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.46%) XenApp
2 2 (0.46%) XenDesktop
3 1 (0.23%) Firmware
3 1 (0.23%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 1 (0.23%) MOM
1 1 (0.23%) PingFederate
1 1 (0.23%) Single Sign-On
1 1 (0.23%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 24 (5.53%) Microsoft
2 12 (2.76%) Oracle
3 11 (2.53%) SAP
4 8 (1.84%) Salesforce.com
5 5 (1.15%) Planview
6 4 (0.92%) Cisco
6 4 (0.92%) Progress
6 4 (0.92%) VMware
7 3 (0.69%) ServiceNow
8 2 (0.46%) Avaya
8 2 (0.46%) Citrix
8 2 (0.46%) Google
8 2 (0.46%) IBM
8 2 (0.46%) MicroStrategy
8 2 (0.46%) NetApp
8 2 (0.46%) PeopleSoft
8 2 (0.46%) Workday
9 1 (0.23%) Atlassian
9 1 (0.23%) Ivanti
9 1 (0.23%) Mitel