The table below looks at the statistics for the Consultant role in IT contracts advertised for the Aberdeen region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Consultant in their job title over the 3 months to 29 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
29 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Consultant
Rank 8 13 14
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 13 26 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Aberdeen 13.27% 11.02% 6.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 14.77% 12.04% 6.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 11 4
Average daily rate
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£310 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.50% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £307 £400 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.00 £26.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -30.00%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Aberdeen region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Aberdeen
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
88 216 159
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Aberdeen 89.80% 91.53% 94.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 89 59
Average daily rate £310 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.42% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £180 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £485 £505
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 12 20
Average hourly rate £13.00 £11.50 £15.64
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.04% -26.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.30 £10.60 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.32 £16.34 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in Aberdeen

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Consultant in the job title across the Aberdeen region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in Aberdeen

Consultant
Daily Rate Trend in Aberdeen

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Consultant across the Aberdeen region.

Consultant Daily Rate Trend in Aberdeen

Consultant
Daily Rate Histogram in Aberdeen

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Consultant across the Aberdeen region over the 3 months to 29 September 2014.

Consultant Daily Rate Histogram in Aberdeen

Consultant
Hourly Rate Trend in Aberdeen

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Consultant across the Aberdeen region.

Consultant Hourly Rate Trend in Aberdeen

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Aberdeen

For the 6 months to 29 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Aberdeen region that cited Consultant in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Consultant in their job title.

1 11 (44.00%) Finance
2 10 (40.00%) Windows
3 9 (36.00%) Degree
4 8 (32.00%) Computer Science
4 8 (32.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (32.00%) Data Mapping
4 8 (32.00%) ITIL Certification
4 8 (32.00%) ITIL
4 8 (32.00%) TCP/IP
4 8 (32.00%) VPN
4 8 (32.00%) VMware
4 8 (32.00%) Firewall
5 7 (28.00%) SAP
6 6 (24.00%) Change Management
6 6 (24.00%) SAP HR
7 5 (20.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 5 (20.00%) Oracle
7 5 (20.00%) Data Cleansing
8 3 (12.00%) SLA
8 3 (12.00%) SAP Payroll
8 3 (12.00%) Time Management
9 2 (8.00%) SIEM
9 2 (8.00%) Security Cleared
9 2 (8.00%) Oracle Receivables
9 2 (8.00%) Migration
9 2 (8.00%) Dynamics AX
9 2 (8.00%) ERP
9 2 (8.00%) IBM
9 2 (8.00%) Solaris
9 2 (8.00%) Linux

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Aberdeen by Category

For the 6 months to 29 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Aberdeen region that cited Consultant in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Consultant in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.00%) WebLogic
1 1 (4.00%) IIS
1 1 (4.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (4.00%) Oracle Workflow
1 1 (4.00%) SharePoint 2013
1 1 (4.00%) WebSphere
1 1 (4.00%) SharePoint 2010
Business Applications
1 6 (24.00%) SAP HR
2 5 (20.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (12.00%) SAP Payroll
4 2 (8.00%) Oracle Receivables
4 2 (8.00%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (4.00%) Oracle SCM
5 1 (4.00%) Oracle HRMS
5 1 (4.00%) Oracle Manufacturing
5 1 (4.00%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (4.00%) Oracle Cash Management
5 1 (4.00%) Oracle Assets
5 1 (4.00%) Oracle E-Business Tax
5 1 (4.00%) Oracle Internet Expenses
5 1 (4.00%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (4.00%) SAP HCM
5 1 (4.00%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (4.00%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (4.00%) Oracle iProcurement
Communications & Networking
1 8 (32.00%) TCP/IP
1 8 (32.00%) VPN
1 8 (32.00%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.00%) Oracle9i Database
1 1 (4.00%) Oracle Database 10g
1 1 (4.00%) Oracle Database
1 1 (4.00%) Oracle Database 11g
General
1 11 (44.00%) Finance
2 1 (4.00%) Retail
2 1 (4.00%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.00%) .NET
1 1 (4.00%) SAP TM
Miscellaneous
1 8 (32.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 10 (40.00%) Windows
2 2 (8.00%) Solaris
2 2 (8.00%) Linux
3 1 (4.00%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (32.00%) Data Mapping
1 8 (32.00%) ITIL
2 6 (24.00%) Change Management
3 5 (20.00%) Data Cleansing
4 3 (12.00%) Time Management
5 2 (8.00%) SIEM
5 2 (8.00%) Migration
5 2 (8.00%) ERP
6 1 (4.00%) E-business
6 1 (4.00%) Benchmarking
6 1 (4.00%) Project Management
6 1 (4.00%) Incident Management
6 1 (4.00%) Information Management
6 1 (4.00%) Business Analysis
6 1 (4.00%) Security Management
6 1 (4.00%) Workflow
6 1 (4.00%) Information Security
6 1 (4.00%) Analytics
6 1 (4.00%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (4.00%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.00%) SQL
2 1 (4.00%) Java
2 1 (4.00%) Perl
Qualifications
1 9 (36.00%) Degree
2 8 (32.00%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (8.00%) Security Cleared
4 1 (4.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.00%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (32.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (4.00%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 1 (4.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
1 1 (4.00%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 8 (32.00%) VMware
2 7 (28.00%) SAP
3 5 (20.00%) Oracle
4 2 (8.00%) IBM
5 1 (4.00%) Symantec
5 1 (4.00%) JD Edwards
5 1 (4.00%) Microsoft
5 1 (4.00%) Sun
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