Period
to 21 August 2018

The median contractor rate for a Project Manager was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 21 August 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
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 15 19 14
Rank change year-on-year +4 -5 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 440 310 505
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 8.00% 7.19% 9.60%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.40% 7.55% 10.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 235 172 313
Scotland median daily rate £400 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% -3.50%
10th Percentile £280 £315 £280
90th Percentile £500 £488 £563
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +2.78% - +4.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 0
Scotland median hourly rate £35.00 £34.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.45% - -
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £33.75
% change year-on-year +7.69% -3.70% -9.46%

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 5,241 4,107 4,938
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.27% 95.20% 93.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,949 2,357 2,832
Scotland median daily rate £400 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33% +4.17%
10th Percentile £240 £228 £230
90th Percentile £544 £525 £500
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 131 104 113
Scotland median hourly rate £17.50 £25.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -31.37% +27.50% -
10th Percentile £10.50 £11.32 £10.26
90th Percentile £39.57 £46.50 £43.00
UK median hourly rate £17.87 £18.70 £19.00
% change year-on-year -4.47% -1.58% +6.38%

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 21 August 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 21 August 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 +1 278 £425 - 5
Glasgow -8 123 £375 -9.09% 5
Dundee -1 11 £275 -38.89%
Renfrewshire - 8 £363 -
West Lothian +5 3 £424 +24.63%
Perth and Kinross -1 1 £425 -
Stirling -1 1 £400 -
Midlothian - 1 - -
Project Manager
UK

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

For the 6 months to 21 August 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.

1 218 (49.55%) Project Management
2 191 (43.41%) Finance
3 131 (29.77%) Agile Software Development
4 126 (28.64%) Stakeholder Management
5 90 (20.45%) Banking
6 74 (16.82%) PRINCE2
7 52 (11.82%) Migration
8 33 (7.50%) Risk Management
9 32 (7.27%) Microsoft
10 28 (6.36%) Microsoft Project
11 27 (6.14%) Waterfall
11 27 (6.14%) Windows
11 27 (6.14%) Change Management
11 27 (6.14%) Scrum
12 26 (5.91%) Stakeholder Engagement
12 26 (5.91%) Decision-Making
13 25 (5.68%) Data Centre
13 25 (5.68%) Project Planning
14 21 (4.77%) Problem-Solving
15 20 (4.55%) PMP
16 19 (4.32%) Asset Management
16 19 (4.32%) PMO
17 18 (4.09%) Windows 10
17 18 (4.09%) Supplier Management
17 18 (4.09%) PMI Certification
17 18 (4.09%) Programme Management
18 17 (3.86%) QA
18 17 (3.86%) Virtual Team
19 15 (3.41%) Analytical Skills
19 15 (3.41%) PRINCE2 Certification

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 9 (2.05%) SharePoint
2 7 (1.59%) OpenStack
3 4 (0.91%) CMS
3 4 (0.91%) SAS
4 1 (0.23%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (0.23%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.23%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 28 (6.36%) Microsoft Project
2 10 (2.27%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (1.36%) MS Visio
4 5 (1.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.68%) Microsoft Excel
6 1 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (0.91%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.68%) Unit4 Business World
3 2 (0.45%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.23%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.23%) Eloqua
4 1 (0.23%) Infor SunSystems
4 1 (0.23%) ResourceLink
4 1 (0.23%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 12 (2.73%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (2.27%) Office 365
3 3 (0.68%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.68%) PaaS
4 2 (0.45%) SaaS
5 1 (0.23%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.23%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (0.23%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 7 (1.59%) Unified Communications
2 5 (1.14%) Internet
3 4 (0.91%) Firewall
3 4 (0.91%) WAN
4 3 (0.68%) MPLS
5 2 (0.45%) 4G
5 2 (0.45%) Broadband
5 2 (0.45%) Wireless
6 1 (0.23%) DMZ
6 1 (0.23%) Intranet
6 1 (0.23%) LAN
6 1 (0.23%) Network Security
6 1 (0.23%) SMS
6 1 (0.23%) Structured Cabling
6 1 (0.23%) VoIP
6 1 (0.23%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (1.14%) Data Mart
2 4 (0.91%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (0.68%) Big Data
3 3 (0.68%) Data Mining
4 2 (0.45%) Power BI
4 2 (0.45%) SAP BW
4 2 (0.45%) SAP HANA
5 1 (0.23%) Blockchain
5 1 (0.23%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 9 (2.05%) JIRA
2 1 (0.23%) JIRA Agile
2 1 (0.23%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 191 (43.41%) Finance
2 90 (20.45%) Banking
3 13 (2.95%) Retail Banking
4 10 (2.27%) Marketing
5 8 (1.82%) Billing
6 6 (1.36%) Telecoms
7 5 (1.14%) Legal
8 3 (0.68%) Back Office
8 3 (0.68%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.45%) Front Office
9 2 (0.45%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.45%) Retail
10 1 (0.23%) Advertising
10 1 (0.23%) Law
10 1 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.23%) Private Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (1.14%) Web Services
2 2 (0.45%) .NET
3 1 (0.23%) CGI
3 1 (0.23%) COM
3 1 (0.23%) J2EE
3 1 (0.23%) Middleware
3 1 (0.23%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 25 (5.68%) Data Centre
2 17 (3.86%) Virtual Team
3 15 (3.41%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (2.05%) Management Information System
5 7 (1.59%) PMI
6 3 (0.68%) Mainframe
6 3 (0.68%) User Experience
7 2 (0.45%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 2 (0.45%) Hedge funds
8 1 (0.23%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.23%) Derivative
8 1 (0.23%) e-Health
8 1 (0.23%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.23%) Fixed Income
8 1 (0.23%) Freedom of Information
8 1 (0.23%) IBM Mainframe
8 1 (0.23%) iPad
8 1 (0.23%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.23%) Mobile Banking
8 1 (0.23%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 27 (6.14%) Windows
2 18 (4.09%) Windows 10
3 7 (1.59%) Unix
4 2 (0.45%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.23%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 218 (49.55%) Project Management
2 131 (29.77%) Agile Software Development
3 126 (28.64%) Stakeholder Management
4 74 (16.82%) PRINCE2
5 52 (11.82%) Migration
6 33 (7.50%) Risk Management
7 27 (6.14%) Change Management
7 27 (6.14%) Scrum
7 27 (6.14%) Waterfall
8 26 (5.91%) Decision-Making
8 26 (5.91%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 25 (5.68%) Project Planning
10 21 (4.77%) Problem-Solving
11 19 (4.32%) Asset Management
12 18 (4.09%) Programme Management
12 18 (4.09%) Supplier Management
13 14 (3.18%) CRM
13 14 (3.18%) Software Delivery
13 14 (3.18%) Time Management
14 12 (2.73%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 13 (2.95%) SQL
2 5 (1.14%) Java
3 2 (0.45%) PHP
4 1 (0.23%) C
4 1 (0.23%) C#
4 1 (0.23%) PL/SQL
4 1 (0.23%) R
4 1 (0.23%) VB
Qualifications
1 20 (4.55%) PMP
2 18 (4.09%) PMI Certification
3 15 (3.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 12 (2.73%) Degree
4 12 (2.73%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 10 (2.27%) APMP
6 7 (1.59%) CISSP
7 5 (1.14%) Security Cleared
8 4 (0.91%) BPSS Clearance
8 4 (0.91%) SANS
9 3 (0.68%) SC Cleared
10 2 (0.45%) CGEIT
10 2 (0.45%) CISA
10 2 (0.45%) CRISC
11 1 (0.23%) Computer Science Degree
11 1 (0.23%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.23%) ISEB
11 1 (0.23%) ISTQB
11 1 (0.23%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (4.32%) PMO
2 17 (3.86%) QA
3 7 (1.59%) GDPR
4 5 (1.14%) Disclosure Scotland
5 4 (0.91%) COBIT
5 4 (0.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.91%) MiFID
6 2 (0.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.45%) Solvency II
7 1 (0.23%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.23%) JSP 440
7 1 (0.23%) PMBOK
7 1 (0.23%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (2.27%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.45%) XenApp
2 2 (0.45%) XenDesktop
3 1 (0.23%) Firmware
3 1 (0.23%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (0.45%) MOM
2 1 (0.23%) PingFederate
2 1 (0.23%) Single Sign-On
2 1 (0.23%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 32 (7.27%) Microsoft
2 11 (2.50%) SAP
3 10 (2.27%) Oracle
4 5 (1.14%) Cisco
4 5 (1.14%) Planview
5 4 (0.91%) IBM
6 3 (0.68%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (0.45%) Avaya
7 2 (0.45%) Citrix
7 2 (0.45%) MicroStrategy
7 2 (0.45%) NetApp
7 2 (0.45%) Progress
7 2 (0.45%) ServiceNow
8 1 (0.23%) CyberArk
8 1 (0.23%) FNZ
8 1 (0.23%) Ivanti
8 1 (0.23%) Qualys
8 1 (0.23%) ScanSafe
8 1 (0.23%) Shavlik
8 1 (0.23%) Workday