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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Consultant
Rank 46 41 32
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -9
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 101 95 123
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 3.47% 3.76% 4.96%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.73% 4.08% 5.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 41 57
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £500 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £36.00 £60.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £41.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-12.04% +27.69%
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
2711 2327 2306
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 93.07% 92.01% 93.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 1422 1299 1116
Average daily rate £365 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.68% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £239 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £483 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 73 58
Average hourly rate £16.00 £18.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +16.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £32.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -2.85%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 -7 40 £358 -7.74% 11
Glasgow -7 27 £450 +26.31% 17
Aberdeen +2 6 £375 -28.57% 1
Stirling - 5 £475 -
Renfrewshire -4 1 - -
Consultant
UK

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 55 (24.77%) Finance
2 41 (18.47%) SAP
3 33 (14.86%) Windows
4 23 (10.36%) Migration
5 22 (9.91%) Microsoft
6 21 (9.46%) Project Management
6 21 (9.46%) SAP IS-U
7 20 (9.01%) SharePoint
8 18 (8.11%) Windows Server 2008
9 17 (7.66%) Security Cleared
9 17 (7.66%) CRM
9 17 (7.66%) Change Management
10 16 (7.21%) VMware
10 16 (7.21%) SAN
10 16 (7.21%) Test Scripting
11 15 (6.76%) MS Excel
11 15 (6.76%) ITIL
11 15 (6.76%) Oracle
12 14 (6.31%) HP
12 14 (6.31%) Firewall
12 14 (6.31%) Data Analysis
13 13 (5.86%) SQL Server
14 12 (5.41%) VMware Infrastructure
14 12 (5.41%) SC Cleared
15 11 (4.95%) Use Case
15 11 (4.95%) ABAP
15 11 (4.95%) PeopleSoft
15 11 (4.95%) Agile Software Development
15 11 (4.95%) GAP Analysis
16 10 (4.50%) Banking

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Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 20 (9.01%) SharePoint
2 7 (3.15%) Lync
3 6 (2.70%) NetWeaver
4 4 (1.80%) SharePoint 2013
4 4 (1.80%) WebSphere
5 3 (1.35%) JBoss
5 3 (1.35%) WebLogic
5 3 (1.35%) IIS
5 3 (1.35%) CICS
6 2 (0.90%) Apache
6 2 (0.90%) IBM Notes
6 2 (0.90%) SAS
6 2 (0.90%) MS Exchange
6 2 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.45%) AquaLogic
7 1 (0.45%) Umbraco
7 1 (0.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 15 (6.76%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.90%) Windchill
2 2 (0.90%) MS Office
3 1 (0.45%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.45%) Acrobat
3 1 (0.45%) AutoCAD
3 1 (0.45%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 21 (9.46%) SAP IS-U
2 9 (4.05%) SAP CRM
3 7 (3.15%) SAP MM
4 6 (2.70%) Dynamics CRM
5 5 (2.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 5 (2.25%) SAP SCM
6 3 (1.35%) Endur
6 3 (1.35%) SAP SD
6 3 (1.35%) Oracle ERP
7 2 (0.90%) Oracle EBS
8 1 (0.45%) Dynamics AX
8 1 (0.45%) SAP HCM
8 1 (0.45%) Oracle General Ledger
8 1 (0.45%) Oracle EBS R12
8 1 (0.45%) Workday HCM
8 1 (0.45%) Oracle Payables
8 1 (0.45%) Oracle Receivables
8 1 (0.45%) Oracle Cash Management
8 1 (0.45%) Oracle Assets
8 1 (0.45%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 9 (4.05%) Office 365
2 6 (2.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (1.80%) SaaS
4 1 (0.45%) Taleo
4 1 (0.45%) Force.com
4 1 (0.45%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (7.21%) SAN
2 14 (6.31%) Firewall
3 7 (3.15%) WAN
4 4 (1.80%) Network Security
5 3 (1.35%) Cisco Nexus
5 3 (1.35%) LAN
5 3 (1.35%) TCP/IP
5 3 (1.35%) VPN
6 2 (0.90%) Intrusion Detection
6 2 (0.90%) FTP
6 2 (0.90%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (0.45%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (0.45%) iSCSI
7 1 (0.45%) NetScaler
7 1 (0.45%) ATM
7 1 (0.45%) Broadband
7 1 (0.45%) LDAP
7 1 (0.45%) SSL
7 1 (0.45%) DNS
7 1 (0.45%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (5.86%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.15%) SQL Server 2008
2 7 (3.15%) BusinessObjects
3 5 (2.25%) SAP HANA
4 4 (1.80%) PowerCenter
4 4 (1.80%) DB2
5 3 (1.35%) SAP BI
6 2 (0.90%) MS Access
6 2 (0.90%) Data Mining
6 2 (0.90%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (0.90%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
6 2 (0.90%) QlikView
7 1 (0.45%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.45%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.45%) BusinessObjects XI
7 1 (0.45%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.45%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.45%) Big Data
7 1 (0.45%) Sqoop
7 1 (0.45%) IBM InfoSphere
Development Applications
1 2 (0.90%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.45%) JIRA
2 1 (0.45%) JBehave
2 1 (0.45%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.45%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.45%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
2 1 (0.45%) JUnit
2 1 (0.45%) JDeveloper
2 1 (0.45%) Log4j
General
1 55 (24.77%) Finance
2 10 (4.50%) Banking
3 7 (3.15%) Retail
4 6 (2.70%) Manufacturing
4 6 (2.70%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.35%) Billing
6 2 (0.90%) Law
6 2 (0.90%) Retail Banking
6 2 (0.90%) Marketing
7 1 (0.45%) International Banking
7 1 (0.45%) Legal
7 1 (0.45%) Advertising
7 1 (0.45%) Front Office
7 1 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (3.60%) HTML
1 8 (3.60%) .NET
2 7 (3.15%) CSS
3 5 (2.25%) SAP Basis
4 4 (1.80%) ASP.NET
4 4 (1.80%) XML
5 3 (1.35%) jQuery
5 3 (1.35%) .NET Framework
5 3 (1.35%) XSLT
5 3 (1.35%) Web Services
5 3 (1.35%) Middleware
6 2 (0.90%) EDI
6 2 (0.90%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (0.90%) JSON
6 2 (0.90%) Application Packaging
7 1 (0.45%) Windows SharePoint Services
7 1 (0.45%) ISPF
7 1 (0.45%) SAP PI
7 1 (0.45%) Tivoli Directory Integrator
7 1 (0.45%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 10 (4.50%) Smart Meter
2 7 (3.15%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (2.70%) User Experience
4 4 (1.80%) Client/Server
4 4 (1.80%) iPad
5 3 (1.35%) Smartphone
5 3 (1.35%) PKI
5 3 (1.35%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.35%) Cryptography
6 2 (0.90%) CESG
6 2 (0.90%) Mainframe
6 2 (0.90%) Clustering
7 1 (0.45%) SCADA
7 1 (0.45%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.45%) Animation
7 1 (0.45%) Online Banking
7 1 (0.45%) DataPower
7 1 (0.45%) Open Source
7 1 (0.45%) RMADS
7 1 (0.45%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 33 (14.86%) Windows
2 18 (8.11%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (4.50%) Linux
3 10 (4.50%) UNIX
4 7 (3.15%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (2.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (2.25%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (1.35%) AIX
6 3 (1.35%) HPUX
6 3 (1.35%) Solaris
7 2 (0.90%) zOS
7 2 (0.90%) Windows 2000
7 2 (0.90%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (10.36%) Migration
2 21 (9.46%) Project Management
3 17 (7.66%) CRM
3 17 (7.66%) Change Management
4 16 (7.21%) Test Scripting
5 15 (6.76%) ITIL
6 14 (6.31%) Data Analysis
7 11 (4.95%) Use Case
7 11 (4.95%) Agile Software Development
7 11 (4.95%) GAP Analysis
8 9 (4.05%) Stakeholder Management
9 8 (3.60%) Integration Testing
9 8 (3.60%) User Acceptance Testing
10 7 (3.15%) Security Architecture
10 7 (3.15%) Information Security
11 6 (2.70%) Risk Assessment
11 6 (2.70%) Service Management
11 6 (2.70%) ERP
11 6 (2.70%) Mentoring
12 5 (2.25%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 11 (4.95%) ABAP
2 10 (4.50%) SQL
2 10 (4.50%) Java
3 8 (3.60%) JavaScript
4 6 (2.70%) PowerShell
5 5 (2.25%) C#
6 4 (1.80%) VBA
7 2 (0.90%) REXX
7 2 (0.90%) VBScript
7 2 (0.90%) Perl
7 2 (0.90%) Python
8 1 (0.45%) C
8 1 (0.45%) Assembly Language
8 1 (0.45%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.45%) JCL
Qualifications
1 17 (7.66%) Security Cleared
2 12 (5.41%) SC Cleared
3 8 (3.60%) CISSP
3 8 (3.60%) Degree
4 6 (2.70%) CISM
4 6 (2.70%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (2.25%) PMP
5 5 (2.25%) PMI Certification
5 5 (2.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 3 (1.35%) MCITP
6 3 (1.35%) MCSE
7 2 (0.90%) GCIA
7 2 (0.90%) CISA
7 2 (0.90%) A+ Certification
7 2 (0.90%) MCP
7 2 (0.90%) CRISC
7 2 (0.90%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.45%) MCTS
8 1 (0.45%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.45%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.70%) Data Quality
1 6 (2.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (2.25%) PCI DSS
3 4 (1.80%) QA
4 3 (1.35%) COBIT
5 2 (0.90%) SLA
6 1 (0.45%) BS7799
6 1 (0.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 12 (5.41%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (4.50%) Active Directory
3 3 (1.35%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 3 (1.35%) VMware ESX
4 2 (0.90%) vSphere
5 1 (0.45%) VMware Server
5 1 (0.45%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.45%) DFS Replication
5 1 (0.45%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.45%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.45%) Forefront TMG
5 1 (0.45%) Tivoli Directory Server
5 1 (0.45%) RACF
5 1 (0.45%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 9 (4.05%) SCCM
2 5 (2.25%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 5 (2.25%) NetBackup
3 3 (1.35%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (0.45%) WSUS
4 1 (0.45%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.45%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (0.45%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.45%) Tivoli Identity Manager
4 1 (0.45%) Control-M
Vendors
1 41 (18.47%) SAP
2 22 (9.91%) Microsoft
3 16 (7.21%) VMware
4 15 (6.76%) Oracle
5 14 (6.31%) HP
6 11 (4.95%) PeopleSoft
7 10 (4.50%) EMC
8 9 (4.05%) Cisco
8 9 (4.05%) Informatica
9 8 (3.60%) Business Objects
10 6 (2.70%) CommVault
10 6 (2.70%) NetApp
10 6 (2.70%) Dell
11 5 (2.25%) F5
11 5 (2.25%) ArcSight
11 5 (2.25%) Citrix
11 5 (2.25%) Red Hat
11 5 (2.25%) Symantec
12 4 (1.80%) Veritas
12 4 (1.80%) IBM
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