The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Aberdeen region.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Consultant
Rank 13 13 6
Rank change year-on-year
0 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 8 17 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Aberdeen 7.21% 9.04% 11.80%
As % of the Job Titles category 9.30% 10.00% 13.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 8
Average daily rate
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£563 £365 £463
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+54.10% -21.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £355 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £477 £504
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £423 £425
% change year-on-year
+0.59% -0.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £27.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+5.45% -15.38%
Job Titles Category
Aberdeen
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
86 170 157
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Aberdeen 77.48% 90.43% 88.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 66 60
Average daily rate £300 £330 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -17.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £130 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 12 13
Average hourly rate £12.50 £10.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -41.17%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Consultant
Scotland

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
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 31 July 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 7 (43.75%) SAP
2 6 (37.50%) Finance
3 5 (31.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 5 (31.25%) Data Cleansing
3 5 (31.25%) Change Management
3 5 (31.25%) SAP HR
4 4 (25.00%) Windows
5 3 (18.75%) Firewall
5 3 (18.75%) SAP Payroll
5 3 (18.75%) VMware
5 3 (18.75%) Data Mapping
5 3 (18.75%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (18.75%) Degree
5 3 (18.75%) Time Management
6 2 (12.50%) Computer Science
6 2 (12.50%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (12.50%) Migration
6 2 (12.50%) Oracle
6 2 (12.50%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (12.50%) ITIL
6 2 (12.50%) ERP
6 2 (12.50%) TCP/IP
6 2 (12.50%) VPN
6 2 (12.50%) SLA
7 1 (6.25%) Cisco
7 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (6.25%) Active Directory
7 1 (6.25%) HP
7 1 (6.25%) Java
7 1 (6.25%) SQL

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Aberdeen by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (6.25%) SharePoint
1 1 (6.25%) SharePoint 2010
1 1 (6.25%) SharePoint 2013
Business Applications
1 5 (31.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 5 (31.25%) SAP HR
2 3 (18.75%) SAP Payroll
3 2 (12.50%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (6.25%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (6.25%) Oracle iProcurement
4 1 (6.25%) SAP BPC
4 1 (6.25%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (6.25%) Oracle Cash Management
4 1 (6.25%) Oracle Assets
4 1 (6.25%) Oracle E-Business Tax
4 1 (6.25%) Oracle Internet Expenses
Communications & Networking
1 3 (18.75%) Firewall
2 2 (12.50%) TCP/IP
2 2 (12.50%) VPN
3 1 (6.25%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle9i Database
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database 10g
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database
General
1 6 (37.50%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) .NET
1 1 (6.25%) SAP TM
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Computer Science
2 1 (6.25%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 4 (25.00%) Windows
2 1 (6.25%) Solaris
2 1 (6.25%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (31.25%) Change Management
1 5 (31.25%) Data Cleansing
2 3 (18.75%) Data Mapping
2 3 (18.75%) Time Management
3 2 (12.50%) ITIL
3 2 (12.50%) ERP
3 2 (12.50%) Migration
4 1 (6.25%) Data Management
4 1 (6.25%) Information Management
4 1 (6.25%) Business Analysis
4 1 (6.25%) Resource Management
4 1 (6.25%) Benchmarking
4 1 (6.25%) Project Management
4 1 (6.25%) Performance Management
4 1 (6.25%) Security Management
4 1 (6.25%) Cash Management
4 1 (6.25%) Financial Analysis
4 1 (6.25%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (6.25%) Analytics
4 1 (6.25%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.25%) Java
1 1 (6.25%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (18.75%) Degree
2 2 (12.50%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (6.25%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (18.75%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (6.25%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (6.25%) Active Directory
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 7 (43.75%) SAP
2 3 (18.75%) VMware
3 2 (12.50%) Oracle
4 1 (6.25%) Fortinet
4 1 (6.25%) Cisco
4 1 (6.25%) HP
4 1 (6.25%) JD Edwards