Period
to 20 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Software Project Manager was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 20 November 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.

Software Project Manager
UK > Scotland
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 181 166 190
Rank change year-on-year -15 +24 -9
Contract jobs requiring a Software Project Manager 6 8 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.12% 0.19% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.20% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 10
Scotland median daily rate £400 £418 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.19% +4.38% -5.88%
10th Percentile £355 £396 £320
90th Percentile £518 £439 £503
UK median daily rate £439 £438 £420
% change year-on-year +0.29% +4.17% -1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £38.00 £41.63
% change year-on-year +18.42% -8.71% +85.00%

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 4746 4065 5866
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.38% 94.62% 94.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 2692 2377 3035
Scotland median daily rate £388 £360 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.64% -1.37% -2.67%
10th Percentile £225 £225 £230
90th Percentile £530 £490 £500
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 142 118 125
Scotland median hourly rate £20.21 £16.16 £23.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.08% -30.80% +33.43%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.00 £10.00
90th Percentile £45.00 £43.00 £48.80
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%

Software Project Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings that featured Software Project Manager in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

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 6 months to 20 November 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 6 months to 20 November 2017. 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 -8 6 £400 - 1
Glasgow - 1 £400 -
Software Project Manager
UK

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

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (50.00%) Project Management
2 3 (50.00%) Java
3 2 (33.33%) JIRA
3 2 (33.33%) Issue Tracking
3 2 (33.33%) Kanban
3 2 (33.33%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (33.33%) Relational Database
3 2 (33.33%) .NET
3 2 (33.33%) SharePoint
3 2 (33.33%) Scrum
4 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (16.67%) Strategic Planning
4 1 (16.67%) Project Planning
4 1 (16.67%) Degree
4 1 (16.67%) E-Commerce
4 1 (16.67%) ERP
4 1 (16.67%) PMI
4 1 (16.67%) PMP
4 1 (16.67%) Oracle
4 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2
4 1 (16.67%) JBoss
4 1 (16.67%) Coaching
4 1 (16.67%) People Management
4 1 (16.67%) Software Delivery
4 1 (16.67%) Waterfall
4 1 (16.67%) Project Governance
4 1 (16.67%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (16.67%) Customer Requirements
4 1 (16.67%) PMO

Software 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 2 (33.33%) SharePoint
2 1 (16.67%) JBoss
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) JIRA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (16.67%) Computer Science
2 1 (16.67%) PMI
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (50.00%) Project Management
3 2 (33.33%) Issue Tracking
3 2 (33.33%) Kanban
3 2 (33.33%) Scrum
4 1 (16.67%) Coaching
4 1 (16.67%) Customer Requirements
4 1 (16.67%) E-Commerce
4 1 (16.67%) ERP
4 1 (16.67%) People Management
4 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2
4 1 (16.67%) Project Governance
4 1 (16.67%) Project Planning
4 1 (16.67%) Software Delivery
4 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (16.67%) Strategic Planning
4 1 (16.67%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (16.67%) Degree
1 1 (16.67%) Master's Degree
1 1 (16.67%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (16.67%) PMO
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle