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 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Consultant
Rank 24 17 16
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 175 170 157
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 6.28% 6.81% 6.00%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.80% 7.26% 6.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 79 68
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£406 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £301 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £603 £500 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £420 £425
% change year-on-year
+1.19% -1.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £26.88 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-16.27% -17.30%
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
2572 2341 2439
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 92.29% 93.83% 93.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 1310 1139 1111
Average daily rate £375 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £190 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 83 107
Average hourly rate £18.00 £14.00 £16.72
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% -16.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.23 £9.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £32.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

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 August 2014.

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 August 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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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 -11 70 £406 +4.83% 12
Glasgow 0 47 £375 -8.81% 7
Aberdeen 0 12 £418 +14.38% 5
Fife - 2 - -
North Lanarkshire - 1 £300 -
Stirling - 1 - -
Consultant
UK

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 87 (31.99%) Finance
2 54 (19.85%) Oracle
3 35 (12.87%) Windows
4 32 (11.76%) SQL
5 27 (9.93%) Microsoft
6 26 (9.56%) Security Cleared
7 25 (9.19%) Banking
7 25 (9.19%) Migration
7 25 (9.19%) Information Security
8 24 (8.82%) Firewall
9 23 (8.46%) SC Cleared
10 21 (7.72%) Business Intelligence
10 21 (7.72%) ITIL
11 20 (7.35%) CISSP
11 20 (7.35%) Stakeholder Management
11 20 (7.35%) Workflow
12 19 (6.99%) Management Information System
13 18 (6.62%) Risk Management
13 18 (6.62%) SQL Server
14 17 (6.25%) UNIX
14 17 (6.25%) Oracle Database
15 16 (5.88%) Degree
15 16 (5.88%) SAP
15 16 (5.88%) Web Services
15 16 (5.88%) HP
16 15 (5.51%) VMware
16 15 (5.51%) Intrusion Detection
16 15 (5.51%) Analytics
16 15 (5.51%) Oracle EBS R12
17 14 (5.15%) Agile Software Development

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 14 (5.15%) Oracle Workflow
1 14 (5.15%) SharePoint
2 7 (2.57%) SAS
2 7 (2.57%) WebSphere
3 6 (2.21%) SharePoint 2013
3 6 (2.21%) IIS
4 5 (1.84%) SharePoint 2010
5 4 (1.47%) WebSphere Application Server
6 3 (1.10%) WebLogic
7 2 (0.74%) WebSphere Process Server
7 2 (0.74%) Lync
7 2 (0.74%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (0.74%) NetWeaver
7 2 (0.74%) Documentum
8 1 (0.37%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.37%) Apache
8 1 (0.37%) WebLogic Portal
8 1 (0.37%) FileNet
8 1 (0.37%) CMS
8 1 (0.37%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 11 (4.04%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.10%) MS Office
3 2 (0.74%) MS Project
4 1 (0.37%) DOC1
Business Applications
1 15 (5.51%) Oracle EBS R12
2 14 (5.15%) Oracle Applications
3 9 (3.31%) Oracle EBS
4 6 (2.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 6 (2.21%) Oracle Payroll
4 6 (2.21%) Oracle HRMS
4 6 (2.21%) SAP HR
4 6 (2.21%) Oracle Financials
5 5 (1.84%) SAP SD
5 5 (1.84%) Cognos TM1
5 5 (1.84%) Oracle Receivables
6 4 (1.47%) Cognos Controller
6 4 (1.47%) Oracle iProcurement
6 4 (1.47%) Markit EDM
7 3 (1.10%) SAP Payroll
7 3 (1.10%) Dynamics AX
8 2 (0.74%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 2 (0.74%) Oracle 11i
9 1 (0.37%) SAP MM
9 1 (0.37%) SAP PP
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.84%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (0.74%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 24 (8.82%) Firewall
2 15 (5.51%) Intrusion Detection
3 13 (4.78%) SAN
3 13 (4.78%) Internet
4 12 (4.41%) Reverse Proxy
5 11 (4.04%) DNS
6 9 (3.31%) Network Security
7 8 (2.94%) TCP/IP
8 7 (2.57%) DHCP
8 7 (2.57%) Intranet
9 5 (1.84%) LAN
9 5 (1.84%) WAN
9 5 (1.84%) VPN
10 3 (1.10%) SSL
10 3 (1.10%) Connectrix
10 3 (1.10%) Fibre Channel
11 2 (0.74%) NetScaler
11 2 (0.74%) SNMP
12 1 (0.37%) LDAP
12 1 (0.37%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (6.62%) SQL Server
2 17 (6.25%) Oracle Database
3 10 (3.68%) Oracle Database 11g
4 5 (1.84%) Relational Database
5 4 (1.47%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (1.10%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (0.74%) Cognos Report Studio
7 2 (0.74%) Cognos Framework Manager
7 2 (0.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.74%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (0.74%) Oracle BI EE
7 2 (0.74%) RDBMS
7 2 (0.74%) DB2
8 1 (0.37%) Oracle9i Database
8 1 (0.37%) OLAP
8 1 (0.37%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (0.37%) DecisionStream
8 1 (0.37%) PowerCenter
8 1 (0.37%) SAS Enterprise Guide
8 1 (0.37%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 2 (0.74%) Selenium
1 2 (0.74%) Maven
2 1 (0.37%) Ant
2 1 (0.37%) Eclipse
2 1 (0.37%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (0.37%) ProC
2 1 (0.37%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.37%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.37%) TeamCity
2 1 (0.37%) CruiseControl
2 1 (0.37%) Subversion
2 1 (0.37%) Fiddler
2 1 (0.37%) JIRA
2 1 (0.37%) Zephyr
General
1 87 (31.99%) Finance
2 25 (9.19%) Banking
3 9 (3.31%) Marketing
4 5 (1.84%) Manufacturing
4 5 (1.84%) Retail
5 4 (1.47%) Local Government
6 3 (1.10%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.10%) Advertising
6 3 (1.10%) Billing
7 2 (0.74%) Legal
8 1 (0.37%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.37%) Publishing
8 1 (0.37%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.37%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (5.88%) Web Services
2 12 (4.41%) HTML
3 8 (2.94%) .NET
4 5 (1.84%) CSS
4 5 (1.84%) Middleware
5 4 (1.47%) J2EE
5 4 (1.47%) ASP.NET
6 3 (1.10%) Application Packaging
7 2 (0.74%) jBPM
7 2 (0.74%) SAP XI
7 2 (0.74%) SAP Basis
8 1 (0.37%) EDI
8 1 (0.37%) JSP
8 1 (0.37%) XML
8 1 (0.37%) XSL
8 1 (0.37%) XSLT
8 1 (0.37%) JavaBeans
8 1 (0.37%) WebSphere MQ
8 1 (0.37%) JAAS
8 1 (0.37%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 19 (6.99%) Management Information System
2 14 (5.15%) CESG
3 13 (4.78%) CESG CLAS
4 12 (4.41%) Computer Science
5 6 (2.21%) Fat Client
5 6 (2.21%) IVR
5 6 (2.21%) Thin Client
6 5 (1.84%) GIS
7 4 (1.47%) Photography
7 4 (1.47%) Semantic Web
7 4 (1.47%) Learning Management System
8 3 (1.10%) Mainframe
8 3 (1.10%) RMADS
8 3 (1.10%) Cryptography
9 2 (0.74%) PKI
9 2 (0.74%) Mobile App
9 2 (0.74%) Replication
10 1 (0.37%) Firmware
10 1 (0.37%) Smartcard
10 1 (0.37%) LIMS
Operating Systems
1 35 (12.87%) Windows
2 17 (6.25%) UNIX
3 12 (4.41%) Linux
4 8 (2.94%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (2.21%) Windows 7
5 6 (2.21%) Solaris
6 5 (1.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (1.47%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (1.10%) Windows 2000
8 3 (1.10%) AIX
8 3 (1.10%) Windows 8
9 2 (0.74%) Ubuntu
9 2 (0.74%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (0.74%) HPUX
10 1 (0.37%) Windows NT
10 1 (0.37%) MVS
10 1 (0.37%) zOS
10 1 (0.37%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.37%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (0.37%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (9.19%) Migration
1 25 (9.19%) Information Security
2 21 (7.72%) Business Intelligence
2 21 (7.72%) ITIL
3 20 (7.35%) Stakeholder Management
3 20 (7.35%) Workflow
4 18 (6.62%) Risk Management
5 15 (5.51%) Analytics
6 14 (5.15%) Agile Software Development
6 14 (5.15%) SOA
7 12 (4.41%) Information Assurance
7 12 (4.41%) Business Analysis
7 12 (4.41%) Change Management
7 12 (4.41%) ERP
8 11 (4.04%) Protective Monitoring
9 9 (3.31%) CRM
9 9 (3.31%) Project Management
9 9 (3.31%) Disaster Recovery
9 9 (3.31%) Information Management
10 8 (2.94%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 32 (11.76%) SQL
2 11 (4.04%) Java
3 6 (2.21%) R
3 6 (2.21%) C#
4 5 (1.84%) Perl
4 5 (1.84%) PowerShell
5 4 (1.47%) JavaScript
5 4 (1.47%) ABAP
6 3 (1.10%) VBScript
6 3 (1.10%) PL/SQL
7 2 (0.74%) Shell Script
7 2 (0.74%) C++
8 1 (0.37%) Python
8 1 (0.37%) C
8 1 (0.37%) PHP
8 1 (0.37%) VB
8 1 (0.37%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.37%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.37%) Jython
Qualifications
1 26 (9.56%) Security Cleared
2 23 (8.46%) SC Cleared
3 20 (7.35%) CISSP
4 16 (5.88%) Degree
5 10 (3.68%) CEH
6 9 (3.31%) CISM
7 6 (2.21%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (1.84%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (1.84%) CCSP
8 5 (1.84%) GIAC
8 5 (1.84%) SSCP
8 5 (1.84%) CISA
8 5 (1.84%) CISMP
9 4 (1.47%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (1.47%) MCSE
10 2 (0.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 2 (0.74%) VCAP
11 1 (0.37%) MCP
11 1 (0.37%) MCSD
11 1 (0.37%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (4.04%) GPG13
2 7 (2.57%) SLA
3 4 (1.47%) QA
4 3 (1.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.74%) COREP
5 2 (0.74%) FINREP
5 2 (0.74%) CRD IV
5 2 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.74%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.37%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.37%) WCAG
System Software
1 13 (4.78%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (3.68%) Active Directory
3 7 (2.57%) Microsoft App-V
4 4 (1.47%) VMware ESX
5 2 (0.74%) Oracle RAC
5 2 (0.74%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.74%) vSphere
5 2 (0.74%) vCloud
6 1 (0.37%) Brightmail
6 1 (0.37%) XenServer
6 1 (0.37%) KVM
6 1 (0.37%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 5 (1.84%) EMC NetWorker
1 5 (1.84%) SCCM
2 4 (1.47%) SCOM
2 4 (1.47%) NetBackup
2 4 (1.47%) Tivoli
3 3 (1.10%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 2 (0.74%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (0.74%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (0.37%) Legato
5 1 (0.37%) Netcool
5 1 (0.37%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (0.37%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.37%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (0.37%) Puppet
5 1 (0.37%) OpenSSO
5 1 (0.37%) HP Operations Orchestration
5 1 (0.37%) Data Guard
5 1 (0.37%) HP Data Protector
5 1 (0.37%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 54 (19.85%) Oracle
2 27 (9.93%) Microsoft
3 16 (5.88%) SAP
3 16 (5.88%) HP
4 15 (5.51%) VMware
5 13 (4.78%) IBM
6 9 (3.31%) Citrix
7 7 (2.57%) EMC
8 6 (2.21%) Genesys
8 6 (2.21%) Cognos
9 5 (1.84%) Symantec
10 4 (1.47%) AppSense
10 4 (1.47%) Informatica
10 4 (1.47%) Red Hat
10 4 (1.47%) JBoss
11 3 (1.10%) Charles River
11 3 (1.10%) ArcSight
12 2 (0.74%) Brocade
12 2 (0.74%) PlateSpin
12 2 (0.74%) JD Edwards
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