The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Edinburgh region that had Technical Consultant featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 30 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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
30 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Technical Consultant
Rank 85 81 87
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +6
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Consultant 6 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.43% 0.28% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.45% 0.29% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 1
Median daily rate £450 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.23% +5.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £423 £406 £400
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £32.50
Technical 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 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
1328 1373 1201
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 95.20% 95.75% 95.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 746 749 725
Median daily rate £400 £350 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -7.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £263 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £485 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 25 40
Median hourly rate £20.50 £14.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+46.42% -33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £40.00 £32.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -3.03%

Technical Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Edinburgh region that featured Technical Consultant in the job title.

Technical Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

Technical Consultant
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Technical Consultant Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Technical Consultant
Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Technical Consultant across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 30 May 2016.

Technical Consultant Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

Technical Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 30 May 2016, Technical Consultant contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Edinburgh region featuring Technical Consultant in the job title.

1 5 (50.00%) Finance
1 5 (50.00%) Linux
2 4 (40.00%) Java
2 4 (40.00%) Unix
2 4 (40.00%) AIX
2 4 (40.00%) zOS
2 4 (40.00%) Degree
3 3 (30.00%) WebSphere Process Server
3 3 (30.00%) WebSphere Portal
3 3 (30.00%) DataPower
3 3 (30.00%) WebSphere
3 3 (30.00%) iPlanet
3 3 (30.00%) WebSphere MQ
3 3 (30.00%) IBM HTTP Server
3 3 (30.00%) Solaris
3 3 (30.00%) WebSphere Application Server
3 3 (30.00%) IIS
3 3 (30.00%) Web Services
3 3 (30.00%) Apache
4 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (10.00%) Banking
5 1 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (10.00%) LPAR
5 1 (10.00%) PowerHA
5 1 (10.00%) ServiceNow
5 1 (10.00%) ACF2
5 1 (10.00%) Mentoring
5 1 (10.00%) Data Centre
5 1 (10.00%) zSecure
5 1 (10.00%) Dynamics AX

Technical Consultant Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (30.00%) Apache
1 3 (30.00%) IBM HTTP Server
1 3 (30.00%) IIS
1 3 (30.00%) iPlanet
1 3 (30.00%) WebSphere
1 3 (30.00%) WebSphere Application Server
1 3 (30.00%) WebSphere Portal
1 3 (30.00%) WebSphere Process Server
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) SAN
General
1 5 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (30.00%) Web Services
1 3 (30.00%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (10.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) DataPower
2 1 (10.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (10.00%) LPAR
2 1 (10.00%) Mainframe
2 1 (10.00%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 5 (50.00%) Linux
2 4 (40.00%) AIX
2 4 (40.00%) Unix
2 4 (40.00%) zOS
3 3 (30.00%) Solaris
4 1 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (10.00%) Kanban
2 1 (10.00%) Mentoring
2 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2
2 1 (10.00%) Project Management
2 1 (10.00%) Scrum
2 1 (10.00%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (40.00%) Java
2 1 (10.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (40.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) ACF2
1 1 (10.00%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) zSecure
Vendors
1 1 (10.00%) CA
1 1 (10.00%) IBM
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (10.00%) Red Hat
1 1 (10.00%) ServiceNow