The first table below looks at the demand for the Consultant role in IT contracts advertised for the Glasgow 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 18 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 Glasgow 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Consultant
Rank 32 43 26
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -17
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 38 37 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 5.53% 4.09% 4.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.96% 4.24% 4.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 21 16
Average daily rate £393 £362 £421
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -14.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £339 £275 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £445 £569
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £420 £413
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +1.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £42.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year
-8.82% -5.55%
Job Titles Category
Glasgow
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
638 873 733
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 92.87% 96.46% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 341 472 373
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 19 30
Average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -18.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.33 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.55 £35.00 £30.41
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
Consultant
Scotland

Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in Glasgow

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

Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in Glasgow

Consultant
Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

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

Consultant Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

Consultant
Daily Rate Histogram in Glasgow

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Consultant across the Glasgow region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Consultant Daily Rate Histogram in Glasgow

Consultant
Hourly Rate Trend in Glasgow

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Consultant across the Glasgow region.

Consultant Hourly Rate Trend in Glasgow

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Glasgow 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 28 (41.79%) Finance
2 17 (25.37%) Microsoft
3 16 (23.88%) MS Excel
4 15 (22.39%) Oracle
5 11 (16.42%) Change Management
6 10 (14.93%) Information Security
6 10 (14.93%) SQL
6 10 (14.93%) Oracle Database
7 9 (13.43%) Windows
8 8 (11.94%) Banking
9 7 (10.45%) Data Management
9 7 (10.45%) Java
9 7 (10.45%) Business Intelligence
9 7 (10.45%) Test Scripting
10 6 (8.96%) SLA
10 6 (8.96%) PL/SQL
10 6 (8.96%) XML
10 6 (8.96%) Oracle Financials
10 6 (8.96%) Oracle EBS
11 5 (7.46%) Risk Management
11 5 (7.46%) Stakeholder Management
11 5 (7.46%) Oracle Applications
11 5 (7.46%) VMware
11 5 (7.46%) Project Management
11 5 (7.46%) CISM
11 5 (7.46%) Service Delivery
11 5 (7.46%) ITIL
11 5 (7.46%) Oracle Reports
11 5 (7.46%) Data Warehouse
11 5 (7.46%) HTML

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Glasgow 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 4 (5.97%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.99%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (2.99%) LiveLink
3 1 (1.49%) IIS
3 1 (1.49%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 16 (23.88%) MS Excel
2 5 (7.46%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (5.97%) MS Office
4 1 (1.49%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 6 (8.96%) Oracle Financials
1 6 (8.96%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (7.46%) Oracle Applications
2 5 (7.46%) Oracle EBS R12
3 3 (4.48%) Cognos TM1
4 2 (2.99%) Oracle General Ledger
4 2 (2.99%) Oracle Payables
4 2 (2.99%) Oracle Receivables
4 2 (2.99%) Cognos Controller
4 2 (2.99%) Oracle 11i
4 2 (2.99%) SAP CRM
5 1 (1.49%) Oracle HRMS
5 1 (1.49%) Oracle Payroll
5 1 (1.49%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (1.49%) ResourceLink
5 1 (1.49%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (1.49%) Oracle Cash Management
5 1 (1.49%) SAP BPC
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.97%) Network Security
1 4 (5.97%) Firewall
2 2 (2.99%) HTTP
2 2 (2.99%) Intranet
3 1 (1.49%) BGP
3 1 (1.49%) FDDI
3 1 (1.49%) Extranet
3 1 (1.49%) OSPF
3 1 (1.49%) PPP
3 1 (1.49%) VPN
3 1 (1.49%) ATM
3 1 (1.49%) ISDN
3 1 (1.49%) LAN
3 1 (1.49%) WAN
3 1 (1.49%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (1.49%) Structured Cabling
3 1 (1.49%) HSRP
3 1 (1.49%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (1.49%) MRTG
3 1 (1.49%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (14.93%) Oracle Database
2 5 (7.46%) Oracle Reports
2 5 (7.46%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (5.97%) Relational Database
3 4 (5.97%) MySQL
3 4 (5.97%) SQL Server
4 3 (4.48%) Oracle Database 10g
4 3 (4.48%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (4.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (2.99%) NoSQL
5 2 (2.99%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (2.99%) MarkLogic
5 2 (2.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (2.99%) Star Schema
6 1 (1.49%) MS Access
6 1 (1.49%) DB2
6 1 (1.49%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (1.49%) SAP BI
6 1 (1.49%) PowerCenter
6 1 (1.49%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 4 (5.97%) Selenium
2 2 (2.99%) Cucumber
2 2 (2.99%) Gradle
2 2 (2.99%) Jenkins
2 2 (2.99%) Maven
2 2 (2.99%) WATIR
2 2 (2.99%) TortoiseSVN
2 2 (2.99%) RSpec
2 2 (2.99%) JBehave
2 2 (2.99%) WebDriver
2 2 (2.99%) Eclipse
2 2 (2.99%) JUnit
2 2 (2.99%) Subversion
General
1 28 (41.79%) Finance
2 8 (11.94%) Banking
3 3 (4.48%) Local Government
4 1 (1.49%) Publishing
4 1 (1.49%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (8.96%) XML
2 5 (7.46%) HTML
3 3 (4.48%) .NET
3 3 (4.48%) CSS
4 2 (2.99%) XHTML
5 1 (1.49%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 2 (2.99%) Statistics
2 1 (1.49%) e-Health
2 1 (1.49%) Management Information System
2 1 (1.49%) Smartcard
2 1 (1.49%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 9 (13.43%) Windows
2 4 (5.97%) UNIX
3 3 (4.48%) Linux
4 2 (2.99%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.49%) MVS
5 1 (1.49%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.49%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (16.42%) Change Management
2 10 (14.93%) Information Security
3 7 (10.45%) Data Management
3 7 (10.45%) Business Intelligence
3 7 (10.45%) Test Scripting
4 5 (7.46%) Risk Management
4 5 (7.46%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (7.46%) Project Management
4 5 (7.46%) Service Delivery
4 5 (7.46%) ITIL
4 5 (7.46%) ERP
4 5 (7.46%) System Testing
4 5 (7.46%) Root Cause Analysis
5 4 (5.97%) Analytics
5 4 (5.97%) Test Automation
6 3 (4.48%) Data Security
6 3 (4.48%) Workflow
6 3 (4.48%) Configuration Management
6 3 (4.48%) Migration
6 3 (4.48%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 10 (14.93%) SQL
2 7 (10.45%) Java
3 6 (8.96%) PL/SQL
4 2 (2.99%) Groovy
4 2 (2.99%) XQuery
4 2 (2.99%) JavaScript
4 2 (2.99%) Python
Qualifications
1 5 (7.46%) CISM
1 5 (7.46%) CISSP
1 5 (7.46%) Degree
2 1 (1.49%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (1.49%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (1.49%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (1.49%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.96%) SLA
2 3 (4.48%) CRD IV
2 3 (4.48%) COREP
2 3 (4.48%) FINREP
3 1 (1.49%) Data Quality
System Software
1 3 (4.48%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.99%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.49%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (2.99%) Puppet
1 2 (2.99%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (2.99%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.49%) CiscoWorks
2 1 (1.49%) SCCM
2 1 (1.49%) WhatsUp Gold
2 1 (1.49%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 17 (25.37%) Microsoft
2 15 (22.39%) Oracle
3 5 (7.46%) VMware
3 5 (7.46%) SAP
4 3 (4.48%) Cognos
5 2 (2.99%) F5
5 2 (2.99%) IBM
5 2 (2.99%) HP
5 2 (2.99%) Hyperion
5 2 (2.99%) Kofax
5 2 (2.99%) Remedy
6 1 (1.49%) Business Objects
6 1 (1.49%) Symantec
6 1 (1.49%) Informatica
6 1 (1.49%) CheckPoint
6 1 (1.49%) Juniper
6 1 (1.49%) Genesys
6 1 (1.49%) BMC
6 1 (1.49%) Cisco
6 1 (1.49%) Misys
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