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 1 May 2016 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Consultant
Rank 9 11 15
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 3 8 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Aberdeen 12.00% 11.11% 7.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 12.00% 11.94% 7.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 2
Average daily rate £425 £375 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -28.57%
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £440 £420
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £36.25 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+24.13% -9.37%
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
25 67 116
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Aberdeen 100.00% 93.06% 93.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 28 42
Average daily rate £425 £230 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+84.78% -34.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £130 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £400 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 10 8
Average hourly rate £45.00 £16.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+181.25% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £16.00 £15.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £29.17 £29.17
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

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 1 May 2016, 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 6 (85.71%) Oracle
2 5 (71.43%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (57.14%) Oracle EBS R12
3 4 (57.14%) Mentoring
3 4 (57.14%) SDLC
3 4 (57.14%) Finance
3 4 (57.14%) SQL
3 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
3 4 (57.14%) ITIL
4 3 (42.86%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (28.57%) Risk Management
5 2 (28.57%) GAP Analysis
5 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
5 2 (28.57%) ERP
5 2 (28.57%) Change Management
5 2 (28.57%) Billing
5 2 (28.57%) Oracle Database
5 2 (28.57%) Oracle Assets
6 1 (14.29%) Oracle BI EE
6 1 (14.29%) Data Protection
6 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (14.29%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (14.29%) Oracle ASCP
6 1 (14.29%) SAP HCM
6 1 (14.29%) SAP CO
6 1 (14.29%) SAP Payroll
6 1 (14.29%) Financial Institution
6 1 (14.29%) Back Office
6 1 (14.29%) SAP HR
6 1 (14.29%) PL/SQL

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Aberdeen by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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.

Applications
1 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (57.14%) Oracle EBS R12
2 3 (42.86%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (28.57%) Oracle Assets
4 1 (14.29%) Oracle ASCP
4 1 (14.29%) SAP CO
4 1 (14.29%) SAP HCM
4 1 (14.29%) SAP HR
4 1 (14.29%) SAP Payroll
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) Oracle Database
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle BI EE
General
1 4 (57.14%) Finance
2 2 (28.57%) Billing
3 1 (14.29%) Back Office
3 1 (14.29%) Financial Institution
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (14.29%) Data Protection Act
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (57.14%) ITIL
2 4 (57.14%) Mentoring
2 4 (57.14%) SDLC
3 2 (28.57%) Change Management
3 2 (28.57%) ERP
3 2 (28.57%) GAP Analysis
3 2 (28.57%) Risk Management
4 1 (14.29%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) SQL
2 1 (14.29%) PL/SQL
Vendors
1 6 (85.71%) Oracle
2 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
3 1 (14.29%) SAP