The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Scotland region that had Consultant featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 26 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
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Consultant
Rank 32 43 40
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 180 105 97
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 6.19% 3.60% 3.82%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.67% 3.77% 4.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 40 42
Median daily rate £440 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.52% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £316 £300 £301
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £575 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Median hourly rate - £36.00 £60.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -40.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.50 £36.50 £41.50
% change year-on-year
+24.65% -12.04%
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
2697 2785 2375
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 92.78% 95.57% 93.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 1521 1455 1316
Median daily rate £375 £352 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -4.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 91 82
Median hourly rate £17.25 £20.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.75% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.20 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £40.00 £32.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -3.03%

Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

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 26 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Consultant within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 26 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +24 96 £475 +34.27% 16
Glasgow +8 41 £378 -16.11% 10
Renfrewshire -30 11 £388 - 1
Aberdeen +10 10 £350 -6.66%
Stirling -1 2 £425 -10.52%
Inverclyde - 2 £440 -
Moray - 2 £420 -
West Lothian +9 1 - -
Consultant
UK

Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 26 May 2016, 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 Scotland region featuring Consultant in the job title.

1 137 (38.38%) Finance
2 82 (22.97%) Data Centre
3 72 (20.17%) Migration
4 65 (18.21%) Unix
5 49 (13.73%) Oracle
6 46 (12.89%) Banking
7 45 (12.61%) Microsoft
7 45 (12.61%) Law
8 43 (12.04%) SQL
8 43 (12.04%) Linux
9 40 (11.20%) Active Directory
10 34 (9.52%) Windows
11 33 (9.24%) Security Cleared
12 32 (8.96%) SC Cleared
13 28 (7.84%) ITIL
13 28 (7.84%) CA
13 28 (7.84%) Clustering
14 27 (7.56%) Solaris
15 26 (7.28%) Agile Software Development
16 25 (7.00%) SAP
17 24 (6.72%) Veritas
18 23 (6.44%) SAN
19 22 (6.16%) Java
19 22 (6.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
19 22 (6.16%) Windows Server
20 21 (5.88%) Veritas Volume Manager
20 21 (5.88%) Veritas Cluster Server
21 20 (5.60%) RACF
21 20 (5.60%) Veritas File System
22 18 (5.04%) ServiceNow

Consultant Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland 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 14 (3.92%) MS Exchange
2 13 (3.64%) SharePoint
3 11 (3.08%) Apache
4 10 (2.80%) Exchange Server 2010
4 10 (2.80%) WebSphere
5 9 (2.52%) Exchange Server 2013
5 9 (2.52%) SAS
6 8 (2.24%) Exchange Server 2007
6 8 (2.24%) IIS
6 8 (2.24%) Skype for Business
7 7 (1.96%) JBoss
7 7 (1.96%) Tomcat
8 6 (1.68%) Confluence
9 5 (1.40%) LiveLink
9 5 (1.40%) OpenStack
9 5 (1.40%) SharePoint 2010
9 5 (1.40%) SharePoint 2013
9 5 (1.40%) WebSphere Application Server
10 4 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2003
10 4 (1.12%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 13 (3.64%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.84%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (0.56%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.28%) Adobe Captivate
4 1 (0.28%) MS Office
4 1 (0.28%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 15 (4.20%) Oracle EBS R12
2 11 (3.08%) Oracle Assets
3 7 (1.96%) Dynamics AX
3 7 (1.96%) SAP SD
4 4 (1.12%) Cognos Controller
4 4 (1.12%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (0.84%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (0.84%) SAP AFS
5 3 (0.84%) SAP Payroll
5 3 (0.84%) Unit4 Business World
6 2 (0.56%) SAP CRM
6 2 (0.56%) SAP IS-U
7 1 (0.28%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 1 (0.28%) Markit EDM
7 1 (0.28%) Oracle iProcurement
7 1 (0.28%) Oracle Payables
7 1 (0.28%) Radian6
7 1 (0.28%) SAP BPC
7 1 (0.28%) SAP HCM
7 1 (0.28%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 13 (3.64%) Office 365
2 5 (1.40%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (1.12%) SaaS
4 3 (0.84%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (0.84%) Taleo
5 2 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.28%) Adobe Analytics
6 1 (0.28%) Adobe Creative Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 23 (6.44%) SAN
2 14 (3.92%) Firewall
3 11 (3.08%) DNS
3 11 (3.08%) TCP/IP
4 9 (2.52%) LDAP
5 8 (2.24%) WAN
6 6 (1.68%) DHCP
6 6 (1.68%) Network Security
7 5 (1.40%) IPsec
7 5 (1.40%) LAN
7 5 (1.40%) Skype
7 5 (1.40%) VLAN
8 4 (1.12%) HTTP
8 4 (1.12%) Wireless
9 3 (0.84%) BGP
9 3 (0.84%) EIGRP
9 3 (0.84%) OSPF
9 3 (0.84%) SSH
9 3 (0.84%) VPN
9 3 (0.84%) X.25
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (5.04%) Oracle Database
2 10 (2.80%) SQL Server
3 9 (2.52%) Big Data
3 9 (2.52%) Hadoop
4 8 (2.24%) Data Warehouse
4 8 (2.24%) PostgreSQL
5 7 (1.96%) Informix
5 7 (1.96%) MongoDB
6 6 (1.68%) PowerCenter
7 5 (1.40%) MySQL
8 4 (1.12%) Oracle BI EE
8 4 (1.12%) Pentaho
9 3 (0.84%) DB2
9 3 (0.84%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
9 3 (0.84%) SAP HANA
9 3 (0.84%) SQL Server 2008
10 2 (0.56%) Data Mining
10 2 (0.56%) Oracle Database 11g
10 2 (0.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2 (0.56%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 8 (2.24%) JIRA
2 6 (1.68%) ERwin
3 4 (1.12%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 4 (1.12%) FishEye
3 4 (1.12%) Selenium
3 4 (1.12%) Sonatype Nexus
4 3 (0.84%) LoadRunner
5 2 (0.56%) Axure RP
5 2 (0.56%) Cucumber
5 2 (0.56%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.56%) JMeter
5 2 (0.56%) JUnit
5 2 (0.56%) ProC
5 2 (0.56%) Ranorex
5 2 (0.56%) SoapUI
5 2 (0.56%) WebDriver
6 1 (0.28%) Ant
6 1 (0.28%) Moq
6 1 (0.28%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (0.28%) TestDirector
General
1 137 (38.38%) Finance
2 46 (12.89%) Banking
3 45 (12.61%) Law
4 12 (3.36%) Billing
4 12 (3.36%) Financial Institution
5 8 (2.24%) Retail
6 4 (1.12%) Legal
7 3 (0.84%) Back Office
7 3 (0.84%) Marketing
7 3 (0.84%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.56%) Advertising
8 2 (0.56%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.56%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.28%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.28%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (4.20%) Web Services
2 9 (2.52%) Middleware
3 8 (2.24%) .NET
4 7 (1.96%) PostGIS
5 5 (1.40%) CSS
5 5 (1.40%) EDI
5 5 (1.40%) HTML
6 4 (1.12%) JSON
6 4 (1.12%) REST
7 3 (0.84%) Spring
7 3 (0.84%) WebSphere MQ
7 3 (0.84%) XML
8 2 (0.56%) CSS3
8 2 (0.56%) Hibernate
8 2 (0.56%) HTML5
8 2 (0.56%) SAP Basis
8 2 (0.56%) Servlets
8 2 (0.56%) Struts
8 2 (0.56%) Tivoli Directory Integrator
8 2 (0.56%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 82 (22.97%) Data Centre
2 28 (7.84%) Clustering
3 11 (3.08%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (2.52%) Management Information System
5 8 (2.24%) Hedge funds
5 8 (2.24%) PKI
6 7 (1.96%) Computer Science
7 6 (1.68%) Mainframe
8 5 (1.40%) DataPower
8 5 (1.40%) User Experience
9 4 (1.12%) Credit Risk
9 4 (1.12%) LPAR
9 4 (1.12%) Market Risk
10 3 (0.84%) Celerra
10 3 (0.84%) CLARiiON
10 3 (0.84%) CMDB
10 3 (0.84%) EMC VNX
10 3 (0.84%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (0.84%) Symmetrix
11 2 (0.56%) Cyberthreat
Operating Systems
1 65 (18.21%) Unix
2 43 (12.04%) Linux
3 34 (9.52%) Windows
4 27 (7.56%) Solaris
5 22 (6.16%) Windows Server
6 17 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
7 16 (4.48%) AIX
8 14 (3.92%) Windows Server 2008
9 13 (3.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 10 (2.80%) Windows Server 2003
11 7 (1.96%) zOS
12 4 (1.12%) Apple iOS
13 3 (0.84%) Windows 7
14 1 (0.28%) Android
14 1 (0.28%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (20.17%) Migration
2 28 (7.84%) ITIL
3 26 (7.28%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (5.04%) Change Management
4 18 (5.04%) Data Migration
4 18 (5.04%) Mentoring
4 18 (5.04%) User Acceptance Testing
5 17 (4.76%) Identity Access Management
6 16 (4.48%) GAP Analysis
6 16 (4.48%) Risk Management
6 16 (4.48%) SDLC
6 16 (4.48%) Stakeholder Management
7 15 (4.20%) Data Modelling
8 13 (3.64%) ETL
8 13 (3.64%) Performance Tuning
9 12 (3.36%) DevOps
9 12 (3.36%) Load Balancing
10 11 (3.08%) Open Source
10 11 (3.08%) SIEM
10 11 (3.08%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 43 (12.04%) SQL
2 22 (6.16%) Java
3 17 (4.76%) PowerShell
4 10 (2.80%) Shell Script
5 5 (1.40%) C#
5 5 (1.40%) Perl
6 4 (1.12%) PL/SQL
6 4 (1.12%) VBScript
7 3 (0.84%) Apple Swift
7 3 (0.84%) Bash Shell
7 3 (0.84%) JavaScript
7 3 (0.84%) Objective-C
7 3 (0.84%) Python
8 2 (0.56%) ABAP
8 2 (0.56%) C-shell
8 2 (0.56%) Korn
8 2 (0.56%) Scala
9 1 (0.28%) AWK
9 1 (0.28%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.28%) XAML
Qualifications
1 33 (9.24%) Security Cleared
2 32 (8.96%) SC Cleared
3 16 (4.48%) Degree
4 10 (2.80%) Cisco Certification
4 10 (2.80%) Microsoft Certification
5 9 (2.52%) CCNA
6 8 (2.24%) CCNP
7 7 (1.96%) CISSP
7 7 (1.96%) MCSE
8 6 (1.68%) CISM
9 5 (1.40%) CCIE
10 4 (1.12%) MCP
11 3 (0.84%) ISEB
11 3 (0.84%) ISTQB
12 2 (0.56%) CISA
12 2 (0.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 2 (0.56%) MCITP
12 2 (0.56%) MCTS
12 2 (0.56%) Six Sigma Black Belt
13 1 (0.28%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (6.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (3.08%) QA
3 8 (2.24%) PCI DSS
4 7 (1.96%) Data Quality
5 4 (1.12%) COBIT
5 4 (1.12%) Disclosure Scotland
5 4 (1.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 4 (1.12%) WCAG
6 2 (0.56%) ISO27005
6 2 (0.56%) JSP 440
6 2 (0.56%) WAI
7 1 (0.28%) SLA
System Software
1 40 (11.20%) Active Directory
2 21 (5.88%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 21 (5.88%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 20 (5.60%) RACF
3 20 (5.60%) Veritas File System
4 5 (1.40%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (1.12%) ACF2
5 4 (1.12%) Hyper-V
5 4 (1.12%) PowerHA
5 4 (1.12%) XenApp
5 4 (1.12%) XenDesktop
6 2 (0.56%) Docker
6 2 (0.56%) Samba
6 2 (0.56%) Tivoli Directory Server
6 2 (0.56%) Xen
7 1 (0.28%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (0.28%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.28%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.28%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 15 (4.20%) CA Single Sign-On
2 11 (3.08%) SCCM
3 5 (1.40%) zSecure
4 4 (1.12%) QRadar
4 4 (1.12%) Tivoli
5 2 (0.56%) EMC NetWorker
5 2 (0.56%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (0.56%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.56%) Puppet
5 2 (0.56%) SCOM
5 2 (0.56%) TADDM
5 2 (0.56%) Tivoli Identity Manager
6 1 (0.28%) AirWatch
6 1 (0.28%) FortiGate
6 1 (0.28%) Nagios
6 1 (0.28%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.28%) Oracle Identity Management
6 1 (0.28%) Oracle Identity Manager
6 1 (0.28%) Proventia
6 1 (0.28%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 49 (13.73%) Oracle
2 45 (12.61%) Microsoft
3 28 (7.84%) CA
4 25 (7.00%) SAP
5 24 (6.72%) Veritas
6 18 (5.04%) ServiceNow
7 17 (4.76%) Cisco
8 15 (4.20%) HP
8 15 (4.20%) IBM
9 14 (3.92%) Intel Security
10 12 (3.36%) VMware
11 10 (2.80%) Red Hat
12 9 (2.52%) Informatica
12 9 (2.52%) Symantec
12 9 (2.52%) Teradata
13 8 (2.24%) Citrix
13 8 (2.24%) Qualys
13 8 (2.24%) Splunk
13 8 (2.24%) Sybase
14 7 (1.96%) IronPort
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Cognitive Group Ltd
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