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 2 March 2015 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
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Consultant
Rank 3 14 12
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 14 7 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Aberdeen 26.42% 6.80% 9.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 29.17% 6.93% 10.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 5
Average daily rate
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£463 £368 £530
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.85% -30.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £252 £354 £359
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £382 £692
UK excluding London average daily rate £431 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
+1.41% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.75 £26.00 £41.25
% change year-on-year
-4.80% -36.96%
Consultant
Scotland

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
48 101 173
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Aberdeen 90.57% 98.06% 90.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 40 77
Average daily rate £200 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-42.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £130 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 9 5
Average hourly rate £29.17 £16.00 £14.89
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+82.31% +7.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.85 £13.60 £11.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £140.00 £15.77
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.15 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.50% -2.00%

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 2 March 2015.

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 2 March 2015, 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 (42.31%) PeopleSoft
1 11 (42.31%) Project Management
2 10 (38.46%) Data Analysis
2 10 (38.46%) Use Case
2 10 (38.46%) Test Scripting
2 10 (38.46%) Change Management
2 10 (38.46%) GAP Analysis
3 9 (34.62%) SAP
4 6 (23.08%) Finance
5 5 (19.23%) SAP MM
6 4 (15.38%) Data Mapping
6 4 (15.38%) Degree
7 3 (11.54%) Computer Science
7 3 (11.54%) Firewall
7 3 (11.54%) Workflow
7 3 (11.54%) VMware
7 3 (11.54%) VMware Infrastructure
7 3 (11.54%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (11.54%) ITIL
7 3 (11.54%) Oracle
7 3 (11.54%) Windows
7 3 (11.54%) TCP/IP
7 3 (11.54%) VPN
8 2 (7.69%) SAP Business Workflow
8 2 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (7.69%) Oracle EBS R12
9 1 (3.85%) Retail
9 1 (3.85%) Business Analysis
9 1 (3.85%) SAP SCM
9 1 (3.85%) QA

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Aberdeen by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, 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 (3.85%) Oracle Workflow
Business Applications
1 5 (19.23%) SAP MM
2 2 (7.69%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (3.85%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (3.85%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (3.85%) Oracle Cash Management
3 1 (3.85%) Oracle Assets
3 1 (3.85%) Oracle HRMS
3 1 (3.85%) SAP SCM
3 1 (3.85%) SAP HCM
3 1 (3.85%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (3.85%) Oracle 11i
3 1 (3.85%) SAP HR
Communications & Networking
1 3 (11.54%) TCP/IP
1 3 (11.54%) VPN
1 3 (11.54%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.85%) BusinessObjects
General
1 6 (23.08%) Finance
2 1 (3.85%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.85%) Retail
2 1 (3.85%) Marketing
2 1 (3.85%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.69%) SAP Business Workflow
2 1 (3.85%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.54%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.85%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (11.54%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (42.31%) Project Management
2 10 (38.46%) Change Management
2 10 (38.46%) GAP Analysis
2 10 (38.46%) Data Analysis
2 10 (38.46%) Use Case
2 10 (38.46%) Test Scripting
3 4 (15.38%) Data Mapping
4 3 (11.54%) Workflow
4 3 (11.54%) ITIL
5 2 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (3.85%) Integration Testing
6 1 (3.85%) Business Analysis
6 1 (3.85%) PRINCE2
6 1 (3.85%) ERP
6 1 (3.85%) ETL
6 1 (3.85%) E-business
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.85%) SQL
1 1 (3.85%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 4 (15.38%) Degree
2 3 (11.54%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (3.85%) PMP
3 1 (3.85%) PMI Certification
3 1 (3.85%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) QA
System Software
1 3 (11.54%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 11 (42.31%) PeopleSoft
2 9 (34.62%) SAP
3 3 (11.54%) VMware
3 3 (11.54%) Oracle
4 1 (3.85%) Business Objects
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