The table below looks at the statistics for the Business Consultant role in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Business Consultant in their job title over the 3 months to 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Business Consultant
Rank 115 119 102
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -17
Contract jobs requiring a Business Consultant 9 3 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.32% 0.12% 0.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.34% 0.13% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 1
Average daily rate
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£388 - £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £385 £400
% change year-on-year
+16.88% -3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £19.00 £59.00
% change year-on-year
- -67.79%
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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 Scotland 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
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2624 2279 2061
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 94.22% 92.27% 94.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 1391 1154 1064
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 80 81
Average hourly rate £16.16 £17.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.94% +3.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £42.50 £34.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

Business Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

Business Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Business Consultant
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Business Consultant Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

Business Consultant
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Business Consultant within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh - 4 £425 - 2
Stirling - - - -
Lothian - - - -
Business Consultant
UK

Business Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region that cited Business 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 Business Consultant in their job title.

1 6 (40.00%) Oracle
1 6 (40.00%) Wealth Management
2 5 (33.33%) Business Objects
3 4 (26.67%) Finance
3 4 (26.67%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (26.67%) Business Analysis
3 4 (26.67%) Dimensional Modelling
4 3 (20.00%) BusinessObjects XI
4 3 (20.00%) Data Integration
4 3 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (20.00%) SAP
4 3 (20.00%) SQL Server
4 3 (20.00%) PL/SQL
4 3 (20.00%) SQL
4 3 (20.00%) Informatica
5 2 (13.33%) SAP BW
5 2 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (13.33%) C
5 2 (13.33%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (13.33%) Data Modelling
5 2 (13.33%) SAS
5 2 (13.33%) SAP IS-U
5 2 (13.33%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (13.33%) Data Extraction
5 2 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (6.67%) Avaloq
6 1 (6.67%) SAP Data Services
6 1 (6.67%) Business Transformation
6 1 (6.67%) Kimball Methodology
6 1 (6.67%) Retail

Business Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region that cited Business 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 Business Consultant in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (13.33%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
1 1 (6.67%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (13.33%) SAP IS-U
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (26.67%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (20.00%) BusinessObjects XI
2 3 (20.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (13.33%) SAP BW
3 2 (13.33%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (6.67%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Eclipse
General
1 4 (26.67%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) Data Integration
2 2 (13.33%) Data Extraction
2 2 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (6.67%) Client/Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (40.00%) Wealth Management
2 4 (26.67%) Business Analysis
2 4 (26.67%) Dimensional Modelling
3 3 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (13.33%) Data Modelling
4 2 (13.33%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (6.67%) Business Transformation
5 1 (6.67%) Kimball Methodology
5 1 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (6.67%) E-Commerce
5 1 (6.67%) ITIL
5 1 (6.67%) Business Continuity
5 1 (6.67%) Migration
5 1 (6.67%) Change Management
5 1 (6.67%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 3 (20.00%) PL/SQL
1 3 (20.00%) SQL
2 2 (13.33%) C
Vendors
1 6 (40.00%) Oracle
2 5 (33.33%) Business Objects
3 3 (20.00%) SAP
3 3 (20.00%) Informatica
4 1 (6.67%) Avaloq