Period
to 18 February 2018

The median contractor rate for a Project Manager was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 18 February 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
18 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 13 28 10
Rank change year-on-year +15 -18 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 437 220 567
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 9.05% 5.95% 10.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 9.44% 6.26% 10.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 250 161 252
Scotland median daily rate £425 £388 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.68% -6.06% -2.94%
10th Percentile £295 £281 £313
90th Percentile £531 £538 £525
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +2.78% +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate £42.00 - -
UK median hourly rate £36.00 £32.56 £37.05
% change year-on-year +10.58% -12.13% -1.20%

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 4,631 3,513 5,217
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.86% 95.07% 94.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,710 2,065 2,728
Scotland median daily rate £390 £363 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.59% -3.33% -
10th Percentile £225 £213 £225
90th Percentile £538 £513 £525
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 109 119 75
Scotland median hourly rate £20.00 £15.89 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.87% -36.44% +20.48%
10th Percentile £11.23 £10.60 £10.59
90th Percentile £42.65 £52.00 £46.60
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +3.89% -5.26% +15.15%

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 18 February 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 18 February 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 +11 286 £425 +6.25% 17
Glasgow +4 91 £375 -3.23% 9
Aberdeen +17 14 £450 +63.64% 1
South Lanarkshire - 5 £375 -
West Lothian +2 4 £375 +7.14% 2
Highlands - 4 - - 1
Renfrewshire +34 3 £330 -4.35%
Dundee -5 2 £340 +8.64% 1
East Ayrshire - 2 £225 -
Scottish Borders - 2 - -
North Lanarkshire - 2 £300 -
Perth and Kinross -1 1 £450 -
East Renfrewshire - 1 - -
Project Manager
UK

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

For the 6 months to 18 February 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.

1 210 (48.05%) Project Management
2 174 (39.82%) Finance
3 146 (33.41%) Stakeholder Management
4 119 (27.23%) Agile Software Development
5 110 (25.17%) PRINCE2
6 89 (20.37%) Banking
7 47 (10.76%) Migration
8 39 (8.92%) Asset Management
9 35 (8.01%) Scrum
10 31 (7.09%) Risk Management
11 30 (6.86%) PMP
12 29 (6.64%) Microsoft
13 27 (6.18%) Microsoft Project
14 26 (5.95%) Project Planning
15 25 (5.72%) Resource Management
15 25 (5.72%) Retail Banking
16 24 (5.49%) Change Management
17 23 (5.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 23 (5.26%) Business Analysis
17 23 (5.26%) Waterfall
18 21 (4.81%) Degree
19 20 (4.58%) SDLC
20 18 (4.12%) Telecoms
20 18 (4.12%) PMI Certification
20 18 (4.12%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
21 17 (3.89%) Matrix Organization
21 17 (3.89%) GDPR
22 16 (3.66%) Supplier Management
23 15 (3.43%) Programme Management
23 15 (3.43%) LAN

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 11 (2.52%) SharePoint
2 3 (0.69%) MS Exchange
3 2 (0.46%) CMS
3 2 (0.46%) IBM Notes
3 2 (0.46%) SAS
4 1 (0.23%) CICS
4 1 (0.23%) Jadu
4 1 (0.23%) Oracle Coherence
4 1 (0.23%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.23%) WebLogic
Applications
1 27 (6.18%) Microsoft Project
2 6 (1.37%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (1.14%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.92%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.46%) Microsoft Excel
6 1 (0.23%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 3 (0.69%) Maximo
2 2 (0.46%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.46%) Oracle ERP
2 2 (0.46%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.23%) HiPortfolio
3 1 (0.23%) Magento
3 1 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.23%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.23%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.23%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 12 (2.75%) Cloud Computing
1 12 (2.75%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (2.29%) Office 365
3 4 (0.92%) SaaS
4 2 (0.46%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (3.43%) LAN
1 15 (3.43%) WAN
2 11 (2.52%) IP Telephony
3 8 (1.83%) SAN
4 4 (0.92%) Internet
4 4 (0.92%) Unified Communications
5 3 (0.69%) Firewall
5 3 (0.69%) Intranet
6 2 (0.46%) DNS
6 2 (0.46%) SMTP
7 1 (0.23%) ATM
7 1 (0.23%) Broadband
7 1 (0.23%) Network Security
7 1 (0.23%) VoIP
7 1 (0.23%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (2.29%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (1.37%) SAP HANA
3 5 (1.14%) SAP BW
3 5 (1.14%) SQL Server
4 4 (0.92%) Relational Database
5 3 (0.69%) EDRMS
6 1 (0.23%) Big Data
6 1 (0.23%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.23%) DB2
6 1 (0.23%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.23%) GIS
6 1 (0.23%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.23%) QlikView
6 1 (0.23%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.23%) SAS Enterprise Guide
6 1 (0.23%) SAS Visual Analytics
6 1 (0.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 9 (2.06%) JIRA
General
1 174 (39.82%) Finance
2 89 (20.37%) Banking
3 25 (5.72%) Retail Banking
4 18 (4.12%) Telecoms
5 11 (2.52%) Legal
6 8 (1.83%) Retail
7 6 (1.37%) Manufacturing
7 6 (1.37%) Marketing
8 5 (1.14%) Back Office
9 4 (0.92%) Investment Banking
10 3 (0.69%) Local Government
11 2 (0.46%) Billing
11 2 (0.46%) General Ledger
12 1 (0.23%) Law
12 1 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (0.69%) .NET
2 2 (0.46%) React
3 1 (0.23%) Aurelia
3 1 (0.23%) CSS
3 1 (0.23%) HTML
3 1 (0.23%) Middleware
3 1 (0.23%) SailPoint
3 1 (0.23%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 14 (3.20%) Analytical Skills
1 14 (3.20%) Data Centre
2 11 (2.52%) Enterprise Storage
3 10 (2.29%) Virtual Team
4 7 (1.60%) PMI
5 6 (1.37%) Management Information System
6 5 (1.14%) Derivative
6 5 (1.14%) FMCG
6 5 (1.14%) Mainframe
7 4 (0.92%) Computer Science
7 4 (0.92%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (0.92%) Equities
7 4 (0.92%) Fixed Income
7 4 (0.92%) SCADA
7 4 (0.92%) Smartphone
7 4 (0.92%) Video Conferencing
8 3 (0.69%) User Experience
9 2 (0.46%) iPad
9 2 (0.46%) Mobile App
9 2 (0.46%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 9 (2.06%) Unix
2 8 (1.83%) Windows
3 6 (1.37%) Windows Server
4 4 (0.92%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (0.92%) Windows XP
5 2 (0.46%) Android
5 2 (0.46%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.23%) AIX
6 1 (0.23%) Linux
6 1 (0.23%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.23%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 210 (48.05%) Project Management
2 146 (33.41%) Stakeholder Management
3 119 (27.23%) Agile Software Development
4 110 (25.17%) PRINCE2
5 47 (10.76%) Migration
6 39 (8.92%) Asset Management
7 35 (8.01%) Scrum
8 31 (7.09%) Risk Management
9 26 (5.95%) Project Planning
10 25 (5.72%) Resource Management
11 24 (5.49%) Change Management
12 23 (5.26%) Business Analysis
12 23 (5.26%) Waterfall
13 20 (4.58%) SDLC
14 17 (3.89%) Matrix Organization
15 16 (3.66%) Supplier Management
16 15 (3.43%) Business Transformation
16 15 (3.43%) Programme Management
17 14 (3.20%) Data Migration
17 14 (3.20%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 9 (2.06%) Java
2 2 (0.46%) Apple Swift
2 2 (0.46%) C#
2 2 (0.46%) JavaScript
2 2 (0.46%) Python
3 1 (0.23%) C
3 1 (0.23%) C++
3 1 (0.23%) VBA
Qualifications
1 30 (6.86%) PMP
2 23 (5.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 21 (4.81%) Degree
4 18 (4.12%) PMI Certification
4 18 (4.12%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 14 (3.20%) APMP
6 9 (2.06%) Security Cleared
7 8 (1.83%) SC Cleared
8 4 (0.92%) Computer Science Degree
9 3 (0.69%) CISSP
9 3 (0.69%) HNC
10 2 (0.46%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (0.46%) ISEB
10 2 (0.46%) SANS
11 1 (0.23%) CGEIT
11 1 (0.23%) CISA
11 1 (0.23%) CRISC
11 1 (0.23%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.23%) HND
11 1 (0.23%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (3.89%) GDPR
2 14 (3.20%) Disclosure Scotland
2 14 (3.20%) PMO
3 11 (2.52%) QA
4 5 (1.14%) FATCA
5 4 (0.92%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 4 (0.92%) GAMP
5 4 (0.92%) GMP
5 4 (0.92%) GxP
5 4 (0.92%) SLA
5 4 (0.92%) Solvency II
6 3 (0.69%) COBIT
7 2 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.46%) MiFID
8 1 (0.23%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.23%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 5 (1.14%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.23%) Docker
2 1 (0.23%) IAG
Systems Management
1 2 (0.46%) SCCM
2 1 (0.23%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.23%) Oracle Identity Management
2 1 (0.23%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 1 (0.23%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 29 (6.64%) Microsoft
2 12 (2.75%) SAP
3 7 (1.60%) Oracle
4 4 (0.92%) Cisco
4 4 (0.92%) Wonderware
5 3 (0.69%) ServiceNow
5 3 (0.69%) Vermilion
6 2 (0.46%) Blue Coat
6 2 (0.46%) Charles River
6 2 (0.46%) CODA
6 2 (0.46%) HP
6 2 (0.46%) Lotus
6 2 (0.46%) Planview
6 2 (0.46%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (0.46%) Twitter
6 2 (0.46%) VMware
6 2 (0.46%) Workday
7 1 (0.23%) Citrix
7 1 (0.23%) IBM
7 1 (0.23%) Symantec