The table below looks at the statistics for the 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 Consultant in their job title over the 3 months to 30 January 2015 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Consultant
Rank 32 28 15
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -13
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 137 112 147
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 5.11% 5.00% 7.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.43% 5.37% 7.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 47 68
Average daily rate
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£433 £400 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.12% +9.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £270 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £635 £500 £509
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 £413
% change year-on-year
- +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £13.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-30.00% -6.66%
Consultant
UK

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
2525 2084 1909
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 94.22% 93.12% 94.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 1398 1015 1000
Average daily rate £375 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 58 51
Average hourly rate £24.00 £16.00 £15.39
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% +3.99%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.75 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Consultant
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Consultant Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

Consultant
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Consultant across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

Consultant Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

Consultant
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Consultant Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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 Consultant within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015. 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 -3 49 £438 +13.22% 13
Glasgow -5 32 £413 -0.60% 1
Aberdeen +8 15 £450 -
West Lothian +11 8 - -
Stirling -8 5 £423 -
Dundee - 1 £210 - 1
Lothian - - - -
Consultant
UK

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 85 (28.72%) Finance
2 44 (14.86%) Oracle
3 39 (13.18%) SAP
4 38 (12.84%) Windows
5 37 (12.50%) Microsoft
6 35 (11.82%) Migration
7 32 (10.81%) SQL
8 29 (9.80%) ITIL
9 27 (9.12%) Project Management
10 25 (8.45%) VMware
11 23 (7.77%) Banking
12 22 (7.43%) Test Scripting
12 22 (7.43%) VMware Infrastructure
12 22 (7.43%) Business Intelligence
13 21 (7.09%) HP
13 21 (7.09%) Workflow
14 20 (6.76%) Firewall
15 19 (6.42%) Security Cleared
16 18 (6.08%) Oracle EBS
17 17 (5.74%) Change Management
17 17 (5.74%) Information Security
17 17 (5.74%) SAN
17 17 (5.74%) SC Cleared
18 16 (5.41%) SCCM
18 16 (5.41%) Retail
18 16 (5.41%) MS Excel
18 16 (5.41%) SharePoint
19 15 (5.07%) ERP
19 15 (5.07%) SQL Server
19 15 (5.07%) Degree

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Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 16 (5.41%) SharePoint
2 11 (3.72%) Oracle Workflow
2 11 (3.72%) SAS
2 11 (3.72%) Lync
3 8 (2.70%) WebSphere
4 6 (2.03%) IIS
5 4 (1.35%) JBoss
5 4 (1.35%) WebLogic
5 4 (1.35%) NetWeaver
6 3 (1.01%) MS Exchange
6 3 (1.01%) IBM Notes
6 3 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (0.68%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (0.68%) WebSphere Application Server
7 2 (0.68%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.34%) TeamSite
8 1 (0.34%) CICS
8 1 (0.34%) OpenROAD
8 1 (0.34%) Tomcat
Applications
1 16 (5.41%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.35%) MS Office
3 1 (0.34%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 18 (6.08%) Oracle EBS
2 14 (4.73%) Oracle EBS R12
3 13 (4.39%) SAP IS-U
4 12 (4.05%) Oracle Applications
5 6 (2.03%) SAP MM
6 5 (1.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 4 (1.35%) Oracle 11i
7 4 (1.35%) Agresso
7 4 (1.35%) SAP CRM
8 3 (1.01%) Oracle HRMS
8 3 (1.01%) SAP HR
8 3 (1.01%) Markit EDM
9 2 (0.68%) SAP SCM
9 2 (0.68%) HFM
9 2 (0.68%) SAP HCM
9 2 (0.68%) Oracle Financials
9 2 (0.68%) SAP SD
9 2 (0.68%) Oracle Payables
9 2 (0.68%) Oracle Receivables
10 1 (0.34%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.03%) Microsoft Azure
1 6 (2.03%) Office 365
2 1 (0.34%) SaaS
2 1 (0.34%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 20 (6.76%) Firewall
2 17 (5.74%) SAN
3 8 (2.70%) TCP/IP
4 7 (2.36%) VPN
4 7 (2.36%) WAN
5 5 (1.69%) LAN
6 4 (1.35%) Intrusion Detection
6 4 (1.35%) NAS
6 4 (1.35%) Intranet
7 3 (1.01%) NetScaler
8 2 (0.68%) Reverse Proxy
8 2 (0.68%) Network Security
8 2 (0.68%) Cisco Nexus
8 2 (0.68%) DNS
8 2 (0.68%) SNMP
8 2 (0.68%) DHCP
8 2 (0.68%) SSL
8 2 (0.68%) Internet
9 1 (0.34%) Structured Cabling
9 1 (0.34%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (5.07%) SQL Server
2 9 (3.04%) Oracle Reports
3 8 (2.70%) Oracle BI EE
3 8 (2.70%) BusinessObjects
3 8 (2.70%) Oracle BI Publisher
4 7 (2.36%) Data Warehouse
5 6 (2.03%) SAP BW
5 6 (2.03%) SAP BI
5 6 (2.03%) Relational Database
6 3 (1.01%) DB2
6 3 (1.01%) MS Access
6 3 (1.01%) BusinessObjects XI
7 2 (0.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.68%) QlikView
7 2 (0.68%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (0.68%) SAP Data Services
7 2 (0.68%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (0.68%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.34%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.34%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 3 (1.01%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.34%) Log4j
2 1 (0.34%) ProC
2 1 (0.34%) Toad
2 1 (0.34%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
2 1 (0.34%) Eclipse
2 1 (0.34%) JDeveloper
2 1 (0.34%) JUnit
2 1 (0.34%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.34%) JBehave
2 1 (0.34%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.34%) JIRA
General
1 85 (28.72%) Finance
2 23 (7.77%) Banking
3 16 (5.41%) Retail
4 7 (2.36%) Advertising
5 5 (1.69%) Manufacturing
5 5 (1.69%) Retail Banking
6 4 (1.35%) Telecoms
7 3 (1.01%) Publishing
8 2 (0.68%) Local Government
8 2 (0.68%) Marketing
9 1 (0.34%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.34%) Law
9 1 (0.34%) Legal
9 1 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.34%) General Ledger
9 1 (0.34%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.34%) Billing
9 1 (0.34%) International Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (3.72%) HTML
2 8 (2.70%) Web Services
3 7 (2.36%) CSS
3 7 (2.36%) .NET
4 5 (1.69%) Middleware
5 4 (1.35%) Application Packaging
5 4 (1.35%) XML
5 4 (1.35%) ASP.NET
6 3 (1.01%) XSLT
6 3 (1.01%) EDI
6 3 (1.01%) Flash
6 3 (1.01%) SAP Business Workflow
7 2 (0.68%) jQuery
7 2 (0.68%) JSON
7 2 (0.68%) .NET Framework
7 2 (0.68%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (0.34%) EJB
8 1 (0.34%) JMS
8 1 (0.34%) HTML5
8 1 (0.34%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 12 (4.05%) Management Information System
2 10 (3.38%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (3.04%) Computer Science
4 8 (2.70%) Replication
5 7 (2.36%) User Experience
6 5 (1.69%) Clustering
6 5 (1.69%) CESG
6 5 (1.69%) Enterprise Storage
6 5 (1.69%) Video Conferencing
7 4 (1.35%) Data Integration
7 4 (1.35%) Smart Meter
7 4 (1.35%) CESG CLAS
8 3 (1.01%) Client/Server
8 3 (1.01%) RMADS
8 3 (1.01%) Animation
8 3 (1.01%) Online Banking
8 3 (1.01%) Cryptography
9 2 (0.68%) PKI
9 2 (0.68%) Data Extraction
9 2 (0.68%) Learning Management System
Operating Systems
1 38 (12.84%) Windows
2 15 (5.07%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (3.04%) UNIX
3 9 (3.04%) Linux
3 9 (3.04%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (1.35%) Windows 2000
4 4 (1.35%) HPUX
4 4 (1.35%) Solaris
5 3 (1.01%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (1.01%) AIX
5 3 (1.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.34%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (11.82%) Migration
2 29 (9.80%) ITIL
3 27 (9.12%) Project Management
4 22 (7.43%) Test Scripting
4 22 (7.43%) Business Intelligence
5 21 (7.09%) Workflow
6 17 (5.74%) Change Management
6 17 (5.74%) Information Security
7 15 (5.07%) ERP
8 13 (4.39%) CRM
9 12 (4.05%) Agile Software Development
10 11 (3.72%) Stakeholder Management
10 11 (3.72%) Data Modelling
11 10 (3.38%) Risk Management
11 10 (3.38%) Risk Assessment
12 9 (3.04%) GAP Analysis
12 9 (3.04%) Data Analysis
12 9 (3.04%) Use Case
13 7 (2.36%) Service Management
13 7 (2.36%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 32 (10.81%) SQL
2 14 (4.73%) PL/SQL
3 10 (3.38%) PowerShell
4 9 (3.04%) JavaScript
4 9 (3.04%) ABAP
5 7 (2.36%) C#
6 6 (2.03%) Java
6 6 (2.03%) C
7 4 (1.35%) Perl
8 2 (0.68%) Python
8 2 (0.68%) VBA
9 1 (0.34%) VBScript
9 1 (0.34%) PHP
9 1 (0.34%) C++
9 1 (0.34%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 19 (6.42%) Security Cleared
2 17 (5.74%) SC Cleared
3 15 (5.07%) Degree
4 7 (2.36%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (2.36%) ITIL Certification
4 7 (2.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 6 (2.03%) PMP
6 5 (1.69%) CISSP
6 5 (1.69%) PMI Certification
7 4 (1.35%) MCSE
7 4 (1.35%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (0.68%) MCTS
8 2 (0.68%) GCIA
9 1 (0.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (0.34%) CISA
9 1 (0.34%) CISM
9 1 (0.34%) Oracle Certification
9 1 (0.34%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.34%) ISEB
9 1 (0.34%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 6 (2.03%) PCI DSS
3 4 (1.35%) QA
4 3 (1.01%) SLA
4 3 (1.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.68%) GPG13
6 1 (0.34%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.34%) COBIT
6 1 (0.34%) WCAG
System Software
1 22 (7.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (4.05%) Active Directory
3 6 (2.03%) vSphere
4 5 (1.69%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (1.01%) Oracle RMAN
5 3 (1.01%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 3 (1.01%) SRDF
6 2 (0.68%) DFS Replication
6 2 (0.68%) XenApp
6 2 (0.68%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.34%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.34%) Firmware
7 1 (0.34%) Forefront TMG
7 1 (0.34%) vCloud
7 1 (0.34%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.34%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 16 (5.41%) SCCM
2 5 (1.69%) NetBackup
2 5 (1.69%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 2 (0.68%) SCOM
3 2 (0.68%) WSUS
4 1 (0.34%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (0.34%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.34%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (0.34%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.34%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 44 (14.86%) Oracle
2 39 (13.18%) SAP
3 37 (12.50%) Microsoft
4 25 (8.45%) VMware
5 21 (7.09%) HP
6 11 (3.72%) EMC
6 11 (3.72%) Business Objects
6 11 (3.72%) PeopleSoft
7 8 (2.70%) Cisco
8 7 (2.36%) Symantec
8 7 (2.36%) Veritas
9 6 (2.03%) CommVault
9 6 (2.03%) IBM
9 6 (2.03%) Dell
10 5 (1.69%) Citrix
10 5 (1.69%) NetApp
10 5 (1.69%) ArcSight
10 5 (1.69%) Polycom
11 4 (1.35%) Fujitsu
11 4 (1.35%) JD Edwards
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