The table below looks at the statistics for the IT Consultant role in IT contracts advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited IT Consultant in their job title over the 3 months to 21 November 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IT Consultant
Rank 81 70 -
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -
Contract jobs requiring an IT Consultant 3 5 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.21% 0.42% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.45% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Average daily rate
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- £390 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £460 £363
% change year-on-year
-7.60% +26.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £10.00 £13.99 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-28.49% -65.03%
IT Consultant
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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 Edinburgh 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
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1386 1103 915
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 95.59% 91.84% 94.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 750 569 446
Average daily rate £389 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.07% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 22 22
Average hourly rate £13.00 £17.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.52% +13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.50 £35.00 £34.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -8.57%

IT Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

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

IT Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

IT Consultant
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

IT Consultant Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

IT Consultant
Top 16 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region that cited IT 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 IT Consultant in their job title.

1 1 (25.00%) Banking
1 1 (25.00%) CEH
1 1 (25.00%) CISMP
1 1 (25.00%) COBIT
1 1 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
1 1 (25.00%) Service Management
1 1 (25.00%) CISA
1 1 (25.00%) CMMI
1 1 (25.00%) ITSM
1 1 (25.00%) Workflow
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
1 1 (25.00%) Information Security
1 1 (25.00%) PeopleSoft
1 1 (25.00%) ITIL
1 1 (25.00%) CISSP
1 1 (25.00%) Six Sigma

IT Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region that cited IT 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 IT Consultant in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

General
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
1 1 (25.00%) Banking
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) ITIL
1 1 (25.00%) Six Sigma
1 1 (25.00%) Service Management
1 1 (25.00%) CMMI
1 1 (25.00%) ITSM
1 1 (25.00%) Workflow
1 1 (25.00%) Information Security
1 1 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) CISSP
1 1 (25.00%) CISA
1 1 (25.00%) CEH
1 1 (25.00%) CISMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) COBIT
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) PeopleSoft