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 4 December 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
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Consultant
Rank 29 21 27
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +6
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 125 181 159
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 6.33% 6.28% 5.58%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.66% 6.71% 5.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 78 72
Median daily rate £420 £430 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.32% +4.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £276 £300 £311
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £548
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £438
% change year-on-year
- +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £100.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £42.00 £27.25
% change year-on-year
-66.66% +54.12%
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
1876 2698 2725
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 94.94% 93.58% 95.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 1107 1388 1466
Median daily rate £363 £370 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.02% -1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £238 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.76% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 46 53
Median hourly rate £14.93 £20.00 £16.04
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.35% +24.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £13.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £43.50 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.71
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +8.21%

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 4 December 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 4 December 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 0 74 £423 -5.58% 15
Glasgow -3 24 £445 +11.25% 8
Renfrewshire -6 9 £320 -20.00%
Fife +2 2 £438 -45.31%
Aberdeen -8 2 £270 -
Dundee - 2 £375 -
Stirling - 1 £330 -
West Dunbartonshire - 1 £495 -
Consultant
UK

Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 4 December 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 85 (33.60%) Finance
2 45 (17.79%) Data Centre
3 36 (14.23%) Microsoft
4 34 (13.44%) Windows
4 34 (13.44%) Stakeholder Management
5 33 (13.04%) Agile Software Development
6 32 (12.65%) SQL
7 30 (11.86%) Banking
8 27 (10.67%) Oracle
8 27 (10.67%) Law
9 26 (10.28%) Security Cleared
10 23 (9.09%) Firewall
11 22 (8.70%) Active Directory
12 19 (7.51%) SAP
12 19 (7.51%) SC Cleared
13 18 (7.11%) Java
13 18 (7.11%) Cisco
13 18 (7.11%) CheckPoint
14 17 (6.72%) Unix
15 16 (6.32%) CISSP
15 16 (6.32%) Information Security
15 16 (6.32%) Cybersecurity
16 15 (5.93%) Analytical Skills
16 15 (5.93%) DNS
17 14 (5.53%) IBM
17 14 (5.53%) Linux
17 14 (5.53%) Project Management
17 14 (5.53%) Network Security
17 14 (5.53%) Migration
18 13 (5.14%) Qualys

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 9 (3.56%) JBoss
2 7 (2.77%) CMS
2 7 (2.77%) WebSphere
3 5 (1.98%) SAS
4 4 (1.58%) WebLogic
5 3 (1.19%) Apache
5 3 (1.19%) Joomla!
5 3 (1.19%) MS Exchange
5 3 (1.19%) SharePoint
5 3 (1.19%) Tomcat
5 3 (1.19%) WebLogic Portal
6 2 (0.79%) ArcGIS
6 2 (0.79%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (0.79%) Drupal
6 2 (0.79%) GeoServer
6 2 (0.79%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.40%) NetWeaver
7 1 (0.40%) OpenStack
Applications
1 6 (2.37%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.40%) Adobe Captivate
2 1 (0.40%) EngageOne
2 1 (0.40%) InDesign
2 1 (0.40%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (1.19%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (1.19%) SAP IS-U
1 3 (1.19%) SAP MDM
2 2 (0.79%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.79%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (0.79%) SAP Business One
2 2 (0.79%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.40%) Cognos TM1
3 1 (0.40%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.40%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.40%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.40%) Maximo
3 1 (0.40%) OpenLink RightAngle
3 1 (0.40%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.40%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.40%) Primavera
3 1 (0.40%) SAP HR
3 1 (0.40%) SAP Payroll
3 1 (0.40%) SAP SD
3 1 (0.40%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.19%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.79%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.40%) Adobe Creative Cloud
3 1 (0.40%) Force.com
3 1 (0.40%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.40%) Google Tag Manager
3 1 (0.40%) Office 365
3 1 (0.40%) SaaS
3 1 (0.40%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 23 (9.09%) Firewall
2 15 (5.93%) DNS
3 14 (5.53%) Network Security
4 9 (3.56%) DHCP
5 8 (3.16%) TCP/IP
5 8 (3.16%) WAN
6 7 (2.77%) Cisco ASA
7 6 (2.37%) LAN
8 5 (1.98%) BGP
8 5 (1.98%) BIG-IP
8 5 (1.98%) EIGRP
8 5 (1.98%) Internet
8 5 (1.98%) MPLS
8 5 (1.98%) OSPF
8 5 (1.98%) VLAN
8 5 (1.98%) Wireless
9 4 (1.58%) ATM
9 4 (1.58%) Intranet
9 4 (1.58%) LDAP
9 4 (1.58%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (4.74%) SQL Server
2 11 (4.35%) Relational Database
3 9 (3.56%) Data Warehouse
4 8 (3.16%) Oracle Database
4 8 (3.16%) RDBMS
5 7 (2.77%) Big Data
5 7 (2.77%) Oracle Reports
6 6 (2.37%) BusinessObjects
7 5 (1.98%) DB2
8 4 (1.58%) GIS
8 4 (1.58%) Oracle Database 10g
8 4 (1.58%) Oracle Database 11g
8 4 (1.58%) Oracle8/8i Database
8 4 (1.58%) Oracle9i Database
8 4 (1.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (1.19%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
9 3 (1.19%) Power BI
9 3 (1.19%) SAP Data Services
10 2 (0.79%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
10 2 (0.79%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (1.98%) Git (software)
2 4 (1.58%) JIRA
2 4 (1.58%) PVCS
2 4 (1.58%) Talend Open Studio
3 3 (1.19%) Jenkins
4 2 (0.79%) ERwin
4 2 (0.79%) GitLab
4 2 (0.79%) HP UFT
4 2 (0.79%) Log4j
4 2 (0.79%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (0.79%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.40%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.40%) JUnit
5 1 (0.40%) LoadRunner
5 1 (0.40%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (0.40%) Selenium
General
1 85 (33.60%) Finance
2 30 (11.86%) Banking
3 27 (10.67%) Law
4 5 (1.98%) Retail
5 4 (1.58%) Advertising
5 4 (1.58%) Back Office
5 4 (1.58%) Billing
5 4 (1.58%) Manufacturing
5 4 (1.58%) Publishing
6 3 (1.19%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.40%) Corporate Banking
7 1 (0.40%) General Ledger
7 1 (0.40%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (5.14%) CSS
2 12 (4.74%) HTML
3 8 (3.16%) Web Services
4 7 (2.77%) .NET
4 7 (2.77%) XML
5 5 (1.98%) Java EE
6 4 (1.58%) J2EE
7 3 (1.19%) CSS3
7 3 (1.19%) HTML5
7 3 (1.19%) ISPF
7 3 (1.19%) JSP
7 3 (1.19%) Middleware
8 2 (0.79%) AngularJS
8 2 (0.79%) Backbone.js
8 2 (0.79%) Ember.js
8 2 (0.79%) Node.js
8 2 (0.79%) React
8 2 (0.79%) Sass
8 2 (0.79%) Tivoli Directory Integrator
8 2 (0.79%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 45 (17.79%) Data Centre
2 15 (5.93%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (5.14%) Management Information System
4 12 (4.74%) User Experience
5 7 (2.77%) Cryptography
5 7 (2.77%) PKI
6 5 (1.98%) Clustering
6 5 (1.98%) Computer Science
7 4 (1.58%) Cyberthreat
8 3 (1.19%) Credit Risk
8 3 (1.19%) iSeries
8 3 (1.19%) Mainframe
8 3 (1.19%) Mobile App
8 3 (1.19%) Statistics
8 3 (1.19%) Tandem
9 2 (0.79%) Data Integration
9 2 (0.79%) DataPower
9 2 (0.79%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.79%) Private Cloud
9 2 (0.79%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 34 (13.44%) Windows
2 17 (6.72%) Unix
3 14 (5.53%) Linux
4 8 (3.16%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (2.37%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (1.98%) Windows Server
6 5 (1.98%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (1.58%) Solaris
8 3 (1.19%) Windows 10
9 2 (0.79%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.79%) zOS
10 1 (0.40%) AIX
10 1 (0.40%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.40%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.40%) SUSE
10 1 (0.40%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.40%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (13.44%) Stakeholder Management
2 33 (13.04%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (6.32%) Cybersecurity
3 16 (6.32%) Information Security
4 14 (5.53%) Migration
4 14 (5.53%) Project Management
5 13 (5.14%) Service Delivery
5 13 (5.14%) Vulnerability Management
6 12 (4.74%) Risk Management
7 11 (4.35%) Business Intelligence
7 11 (4.35%) CRM
7 11 (4.35%) ETL
7 11 (4.35%) Scrum
8 10 (3.95%) Analytics
8 10 (3.95%) Configuration Management
9 9 (3.56%) Change Management
9 9 (3.56%) Content Management
9 9 (3.56%) ERP
9 9 (3.56%) Security Architecture
10 8 (3.16%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 32 (12.65%) SQL
2 18 (7.11%) Java
3 11 (4.35%) Python
4 9 (3.56%) JavaScript
4 9 (3.56%) PL/SQL
4 9 (3.56%) PowerShell
5 7 (2.77%) C#
5 7 (2.77%) VBScript
6 6 (2.37%) Shell Script
7 5 (1.98%) Perl
7 5 (1.98%) PHP
7 5 (1.98%) VBA
8 3 (1.19%) JCL
9 2 (0.79%) C
9 2 (0.79%) Ruby
9 2 (0.79%) VB
10 1 (0.40%) ABAP
10 1 (0.40%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.40%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.40%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 26 (10.28%) Security Cleared
2 19 (7.51%) SC Cleared
3 16 (6.32%) CISSP
4 10 (3.95%) CEH
5 9 (3.56%) CCNP
5 9 (3.56%) Cisco Certification
5 9 (3.56%) GIAC
6 8 (3.16%) CCIE
6 8 (3.16%) Degree
7 7 (2.77%) CCNA
7 7 (2.77%) CISM
7 7 (2.77%) CREST Certified
7 7 (2.77%) Microsoft Certification
7 7 (2.77%) SANS
8 4 (1.58%) CCSA
8 4 (1.58%) CCSE
9 2 (0.79%) MCP
9 2 (0.79%) MCSE
9 2 (0.79%) MCTS
10 1 (0.40%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.98%) Disclosure Scotland
1 5 (1.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (1.58%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.19%) COBIT
4 2 (0.79%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.79%) QA
5 1 (0.40%) ISO27005
5 1 (0.40%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.40%) MiFID
5 1 (0.40%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (8.70%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.58%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (1.19%) Time Sharing Option
3 3 (1.19%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.79%) Tivoli Directory Server
4 2 (0.79%) VMware ESX
4 2 (0.79%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (0.79%) vSphere
5 1 (0.40%) Apache Flume
5 1 (0.40%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (0.40%) Firmware
5 1 (0.40%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.40%) MetaFrame
5 1 (0.40%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.40%) Squid
5 1 (0.40%) SRDF
5 1 (0.40%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 1 (0.40%) XenApp
5 1 (0.40%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (2.77%) Norton AntiVirus
2 5 (1.98%) FortiGate
2 5 (1.98%) SCCM
3 4 (1.58%) QRadar
3 4 (1.58%) Tivoli
4 3 (1.19%) Ansible
5 2 (0.79%) BMC PATROL
5 2 (0.79%) EMC NetWorker
5 2 (0.79%) Tivoli Identity Manager
6 1 (0.40%) Cacti
6 1 (0.40%) Data Guard
6 1 (0.40%) Legato
6 1 (0.40%) Nagios
6 1 (0.40%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.40%) Netcool
6 1 (0.40%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 1 (0.40%) Oracle RMAN
6 1 (0.40%) SCOM
6 1 (0.40%) SolarWinds Orion
6 1 (0.40%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 36 (14.23%) Microsoft
2 27 (10.67%) Oracle
3 19 (7.51%) SAP
4 18 (7.11%) CheckPoint
4 18 (7.11%) Cisco
5 14 (5.53%) IBM
6 13 (5.14%) Qualys
7 12 (4.74%) F5
7 12 (4.74%) Symantec
8 10 (3.95%) Intel Security
9 8 (3.16%) Splunk
10 7 (2.77%) Blue Coat
10 7 (2.77%) Fortinet
10 7 (2.77%) Teradata
11 6 (2.37%) HP
12 4 (1.58%) Citrix
12 4 (1.58%) Informatica
12 4 (1.58%) MicroStrategy
12 4 (1.58%) Tableau
12 4 (1.58%) Talend
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