The median contractor rate for a Software Project Manager was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 3 months to 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Project Manager
UK / Scotland
Rank 99 122 119
Rank change year-on-year +23 -3  
Contract jobs requiring a Software Project Manager 8 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.46% 0.19% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.48% 0.21% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 2
Median daily rate £375 £405 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.40% -3.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £302 £401 £416
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £417 £424
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £400 £425
% change year-on-year -6.25% -5.88%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £62.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year -28.00% +38.88%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1659 2438 2697
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 94.58% 94.79% 96.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 1008 1341 1479
Median daily rate £375 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.22% +3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £209 £250 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 39 69
Median hourly rate £17.39 £22.50 £16.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.71% +34.56%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £10.20 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.15 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.38
% change year-on-year -12.50% +15.10%  

Software Project Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland that featured Software Project Manager in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Software Project Manager in Scotland

Software Project Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Software Project Manager in Scotland.

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Project Manager in Scotland

Software Project Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Project Manager in Scotland over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Software Project Manager in Scotland

Software 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 Software Project Manager within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 24 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Glasgow +5 4 £375 -7.40%
Edinburgh +21 3 £650 - 1
Moray - 1 £275 -
Software Project Manager
UK

Software Project Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, Software 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 Software Project Manager in the job title.

1 8 (88.89%) Project Management
2 6 (66.67%) Java
2 6 (66.67%) PRINCE2
2 6 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (55.56%) SQL
4 4 (44.44%) Oracle
4 4 (44.44%) PL/SQL
4 4 (44.44%) Scrum
4 4 (44.44%) Wealth Management
4 4 (44.44%) Change Management
4 4 (44.44%) Finance
4 4 (44.44%) JIRA
4 4 (44.44%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (44.44%) SDLC
4 4 (44.44%) FNZ
4 4 (44.44%) Sonata
5 3 (33.33%) Fintech
5 3 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (22.22%) Supplier Management
6 2 (22.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (11.11%) Red Hat
7 1 (11.11%) MS Office
7 1 (11.11%) JBoss
7 1 (11.11%) Apache
7 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
7 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
7 1 (11.11%) MS PowerPoint
7 1 (11.11%) CCTV
7 1 (11.11%) Degree
7 1 (11.11%) TDD

Software Project Manager Skill Set
Top Related 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 1 (11.11%) Apache
1 1 (11.11%) JBoss
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
1 1 (11.11%) MS Office
1 1 (11.11%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (11.11%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (44.44%) Sonata
Development Applications
1 4 (44.44%) JIRA
2 1 (11.11%) Cucumber
2 1 (11.11%) Selenium
General
1 4 (44.44%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 4 (44.44%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (33.33%) Fintech
3 1 (11.11%) CCTV
3 1 (11.11%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (88.89%) Project Management
2 6 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (66.67%) PRINCE2
3 4 (44.44%) Change Management
3 4 (44.44%) Scrum
3 4 (44.44%) SDLC
3 4 (44.44%) Wealth Management
4 3 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (22.22%) Supplier Management
6 1 (11.11%) Asset Management
6 1 (11.11%) BDD
6 1 (11.11%) Network Design
6 1 (11.11%) Software Delivery
6 1 (11.11%) Software Engineering
6 1 (11.11%) TDD
6 1 (11.11%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 6 (66.67%) Java
2 5 (55.56%) SQL
3 4 (44.44%) PL/SQL
4 1 (11.11%) Scala
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (11.11%) Degree
2 1 (11.11%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) FNZ
1 4 (44.44%) Oracle
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
2 1 (11.11%) Red Hat