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 23 April 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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Consultant
Rank 15 15 15
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 7 16 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Aberdeen 5.83% 7.80% 6.86%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.19% 8.42% 7.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 7 3
Average daily rate £550 £485 £440
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.40% +10.22%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £420 £420
% change year-on-year
+1.19% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £42.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -
Job Titles Category
Aberdeen
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
113 190 180
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Aberdeen 94.17% 92.68% 88.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 83 76
Average daily rate £325 £350 £318
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +10.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £213 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £573 £505 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 11 6
Average hourly rate £20.00 £15.77 £16.72
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.82% -5.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.70 £10.40 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.17 £39.20 £34.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%
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 23 April 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 10 (50.00%) SAP
2 8 (40.00%) SAP MM
3 7 (35.00%) Logistics
4 6 (30.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 4 (20.00%) Dynamics AX
5 4 (20.00%) SAP SCM
5 4 (20.00%) E-Procurement
5 4 (20.00%) SQL
6 3 (15.00%) Windows
6 3 (15.00%) ERP
6 3 (15.00%) Finance
6 3 (15.00%) SAP PM
7 2 (10.00%) VLAN
7 2 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (10.00%) VMware
7 2 (10.00%) Workflow
7 2 (10.00%) Firewall
7 2 (10.00%) Cisco
7 2 (10.00%) Microsoft
7 2 (10.00%) SAP SD
7 2 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (10.00%) .NET
7 2 (10.00%) Active Directory
7 2 (10.00%) HP
7 2 (10.00%) MS Excel
7 2 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (10.00%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (10.00%) Fortinet
7 2 (10.00%) Data Mapping
7 2 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Aberdeen by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 (5.00%) SharePoint 2010
1 1 (5.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (5.00%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 2 (10.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (40.00%) SAP MM
2 6 (30.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 4 (20.00%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (20.00%) SAP SCM
4 3 (15.00%) SAP PM
5 2 (10.00%) SAP SD
6 1 (5.00%) SAP BPC
6 1 (5.00%) SAP SRM
6 1 (5.00%) SAP HR
6 1 (5.00%) SAP FI
6 1 (5.00%) SAP CO
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.00%) VLAN
1 2 (10.00%) Firewall
2 1 (5.00%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) Oracle Database
1 1 (5.00%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (5.00%) MS Access
1 1 (5.00%) Oracle9i Database
1 1 (5.00%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 1 (5.00%) MSI
General
1 3 (15.00%) Finance
2 1 (5.00%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.00%) .NET
2 1 (5.00%) SAP PI
2 1 (5.00%) Software Packaging
2 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.00%) SCADA
1 1 (5.00%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.00%) Windows
2 1 (5.00%) Solaris
2 1 (5.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (35.00%) Logistics
2 4 (20.00%) E-Procurement
3 3 (15.00%) ERP
4 2 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (10.00%) Workflow
4 2 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (10.00%) Data Mapping
5 1 (5.00%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (5.00%) Resource Management
5 1 (5.00%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (5.00%) ITIL
5 1 (5.00%) Project Management
5 1 (5.00%) Security Management
5 1 (5.00%) Migration
5 1 (5.00%) Business Analysis
5 1 (5.00%) Supply Chain Management
5 1 (5.00%) Requirements Analysis
5 1 (5.00%) Data Management
5 1 (5.00%) Information Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (20.00%) SQL
2 1 (5.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (5.00%) VBScript
2 1 (5.00%) VB
2 1 (5.00%) ABAP
2 1 (5.00%) VBA
2 1 (5.00%) Java
2 1 (5.00%) VB6
Qualifications
1 1 (5.00%) Degree
1 1 (5.00%) MCTS
1 1 (5.00%) PhD
1 1 (5.00%) MCP
1 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (10.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (10.00%) VMware ESXi
1 2 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (5.00%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) Data Guard
1 1 (5.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 10 (50.00%) SAP
2 2 (10.00%) VMware
2 2 (10.00%) Cisco
2 2 (10.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (10.00%) HP
2 2 (10.00%) Fortinet
3 1 (5.00%) CA
3 1 (5.00%) JD Edwards
3 1 (5.00%) Oracle
3 1 (5.00%) ESRI
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