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 27 July 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
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Consultant
Rank 27 35 31
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 156 137 152
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 6.17% 4.29% 5.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.55% 4.51% 5.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 50 70
Median daily rate £400 £425 £394
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +7.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £301 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £528
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £443 £425
% change year-on-year
-0.56% +4.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £65.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £48.45 £54.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
-10.27% +111.76%
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
2381 3036 2589
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 94.19% 95.11% 94.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 1377 1534 1367
Median daily rate £350 £352 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.44% -3.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 72 62
Median hourly rate £13.00 £15.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.12% -13.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £9.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.13 £40.00 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.10
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +0.37%

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 27 July 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 27 July 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 +12 88 £450 +16.12% 12
Glasgow +10 44 £400 -1.84% 5
Aberdeen +15 12 £350 -36.36%
Stirling +1 2 £350 -22.22% 1
Renfrewshire -21 2 £350 -15.15%
West Lothian +5 1 - -
Consultant
UK

Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 27 July 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.

1 151 (43.39%) Finance
2 100 (28.74%) Data Centre
3 64 (18.39%) Migration
4 60 (17.24%) Unix
5 56 (16.09%) Banking
6 55 (15.80%) Law
7 46 (13.22%) Oracle
8 44 (12.64%) Microsoft
9 42 (12.07%) SQL
10 39 (11.21%) Active Directory
11 34 (9.77%) Windows
12 33 (9.48%) Linux
13 32 (9.20%) Stakeholder Management
14 31 (8.91%) CA
15 27 (7.76%) Security Cleared
16 26 (7.47%) Clustering
17 25 (7.18%) ITIL
17 25 (7.18%) Agile Software Development
17 25 (7.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
18 24 (6.90%) SC Cleared
19 23 (6.61%) Change Management
20 22 (6.32%) Java
20 22 (6.32%) Solaris
20 22 (6.32%) Veritas
21 20 (5.75%) Firewall
21 20 (5.75%) RACF
21 20 (5.75%) Intel Security
21 20 (5.75%) Cisco
22 18 (5.17%) GAP Analysis
22 18 (5.17%) Risk Management

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 11 (3.16%) SharePoint
2 10 (2.87%) JBoss
2 10 (2.87%) MS Exchange
3 9 (2.59%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (2.59%) WebSphere
4 8 (2.30%) Exchange Server 2013
4 8 (2.30%) SAS
5 7 (2.01%) Tomcat
6 6 (1.72%) Apache
6 6 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2007
6 6 (1.72%) Skype for Business
7 5 (1.44%) Confluence
7 5 (1.44%) OpenStack
8 4 (1.15%) CMS
8 4 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2003
8 4 (1.15%) SharePoint 2010
8 4 (1.15%) SharePoint 2013
8 4 (1.15%) WebLogic
8 4 (1.15%) WebLogic Portal
9 3 (0.86%) LiveLink
Applications
1 12 (3.45%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.86%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.29%) Adobe Captivate
3 1 (0.29%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 13 (3.74%) Oracle EBS R12
2 11 (3.16%) Oracle Assets
3 5 (1.44%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (1.15%) Cognos Controller
5 3 (0.86%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (0.86%) SAP CRM
6 2 (0.57%) Cognos TM1
6 2 (0.57%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (0.57%) SAP SD
6 2 (0.57%) Unit4 Business World
7 1 (0.29%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 1 (0.29%) Exstream
7 1 (0.29%) HFM
7 1 (0.29%) OpenLink RightAngle
7 1 (0.29%) Oracle iProcurement
7 1 (0.29%) SAP CO
7 1 (0.29%) SAP HCM
7 1 (0.29%) SAP HR
7 1 (0.29%) SAP Payroll
7 1 (0.29%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 12 (3.45%) Office 365
2 4 (1.15%) SaaS
3 2 (0.57%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.57%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.57%) Taleo
4 1 (0.29%) Adobe Analytics
4 1 (0.29%) Adobe Creative Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 20 (5.75%) Firewall
2 15 (4.31%) SAN
3 12 (3.45%) Network Security
3 12 (3.45%) WAN
4 9 (2.59%) LAN
4 9 (2.59%) TCP/IP
4 9 (2.59%) VLAN
4 9 (2.59%) Wireless
5 7 (2.01%) BGP
5 7 (2.01%) DNS
5 7 (2.01%) EIGRP
5 7 (2.01%) LDAP
5 7 (2.01%) MPLS
5 7 (2.01%) OSPF
6 6 (1.72%) ATM
6 6 (1.72%) Cisco ASA
7 5 (1.44%) Cisco IOS
7 5 (1.44%) ISDN
7 5 (1.44%) PPP
7 5 (1.44%) X.25
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (5.17%) Oracle Database
2 11 (3.16%) Hadoop
3 9 (2.59%) Big Data
3 9 (2.59%) Data Warehouse
3 9 (2.59%) SQL Server
4 8 (2.30%) PowerCenter
5 6 (1.72%) Data Lake
5 6 (1.72%) Relational Database
6 4 (1.15%) GIS
6 4 (1.15%) MySQL
6 4 (1.15%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (1.15%) SAS Visual Analytics
7 3 (0.86%) Informix
7 3 (0.86%) MongoDB
7 3 (0.86%) Oracle Database 10g
7 3 (0.86%) Oracle Database 11g
7 3 (0.86%) Oracle Reports
7 3 (0.86%) RDBMS
7 3 (0.86%) Spatial Data
8 2 (0.57%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 8 (2.30%) ERwin
2 4 (1.15%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 4 (1.15%) FishEye
2 4 (1.15%) JIRA
2 4 (1.15%) Sonatype Nexus
3 3 (0.86%) Git (software)
3 3 (0.86%) JUnit
4 2 (0.57%) Jenkins
4 2 (0.57%) ProC
4 2 (0.57%) PVCS
4 2 (0.57%) Ranorex
4 2 (0.57%) Selenium
4 2 (0.57%) SoapUI
4 2 (0.57%) Talend Open Studio
4 2 (0.57%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.29%) GitLab
5 1 (0.29%) Maven
5 1 (0.29%) Moq
5 1 (0.29%) NUnit
5 1 (0.29%) Oracle APEX
General
1 151 (43.39%) Finance
2 56 (16.09%) Banking
3 55 (15.80%) Law
4 12 (3.45%) Billing
5 10 (2.87%) Financial Institution
6 5 (1.44%) Manufacturing
6 5 (1.44%) Retail
7 4 (1.15%) Legal
7 4 (1.15%) Marketing
8 3 (0.86%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.57%) Advertising
9 2 (0.57%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.29%) Back Office
10 1 (0.29%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.29%) Publishing
10 1 (0.29%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (3.16%) .NET
2 8 (2.30%) CSS
2 8 (2.30%) HTML
2 8 (2.30%) Web Services
3 7 (2.01%) Middleware
4 4 (1.15%) Hibernate
4 4 (1.15%) Java EE
4 4 (1.15%) JSON
4 4 (1.15%) PostGIS
4 4 (1.15%) REST
4 4 (1.15%) Spring
4 4 (1.15%) Struts
5 3 (0.86%) Tivoli Directory Integrator
6 2 (0.57%) AngularJS
6 2 (0.57%) Apache Camel
6 2 (0.57%) CSS3
6 2 (0.57%) Ember.js
6 2 (0.57%) HTML5
6 2 (0.57%) Node.js
6 2 (0.57%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 100 (28.74%) Data Centre
2 26 (7.47%) Clustering
3 11 (3.16%) PKI
4 10 (2.87%) Management Information System
5 9 (2.59%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (2.59%) Mainframe
6 8 (2.30%) Hedge funds
7 7 (2.01%) User Experience
8 5 (1.44%) Computer Science
9 4 (1.15%) Credit Risk
9 4 (1.15%) Market Risk
10 3 (0.86%) Celerra
10 3 (0.86%) CLARiiON
10 3 (0.86%) CMDB
10 3 (0.86%) Cyberthreat
10 3 (0.86%) DataPower
10 3 (0.86%) EMC VNX
10 3 (0.86%) Symmetrix
11 2 (0.57%) Inversion of Control
11 2 (0.57%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 60 (17.24%) Unix
2 34 (9.77%) Windows
3 33 (9.48%) Linux
4 22 (6.32%) Solaris
5 17 (4.89%) Windows Server
6 15 (4.31%) Windows Server 2012
7 11 (3.16%) AIX
7 11 (3.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 11 (3.16%) Windows Server 2003
7 11 (3.16%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (1.15%) zOS
9 1 (0.29%) HPUX
9 1 (0.29%) SUSE
9 1 (0.29%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.29%) Windows 2000
9 1 (0.29%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.29%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (18.39%) Migration
2 32 (9.20%) Stakeholder Management
3 25 (7.18%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (7.18%) ITIL
4 23 (6.61%) Change Management
5 18 (5.17%) GAP Analysis
5 18 (5.17%) Identity Access Management
5 18 (5.17%) Risk Management
6 17 (4.89%) Data Migration
7 16 (4.60%) Mentoring
8 15 (4.31%) User Acceptance Testing
8 15 (4.31%) Vulnerability Management
9 14 (4.02%) Load Balancing
9 14 (4.02%) SDLC
10 13 (3.74%) Data Modelling
10 13 (3.74%) ETL
10 13 (3.74%) Open Source
10 13 (3.74%) Service Management
11 12 (3.45%) Information Security
11 12 (3.45%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 42 (12.07%) SQL
2 22 (6.32%) Java
3 16 (4.60%) PowerShell
4 12 (3.45%) Shell Script
5 8 (2.30%) C#
5 8 (2.30%) VBScript
6 5 (1.44%) Perl
6 5 (1.44%) Python
7 4 (1.15%) JavaScript
7 4 (1.15%) PL/SQL
8 3 (0.86%) Bash Shell
8 3 (0.86%) PHP
9 2 (0.57%) C-shell
9 2 (0.57%) Korn
9 2 (0.57%) Scala
9 2 (0.57%) VB
9 2 (0.57%) VBA
10 1 (0.29%) JCL
10 1 (0.29%) Ruby
10 1 (0.29%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 27 (7.76%) Security Cleared
2 24 (6.90%) SC Cleared
3 15 (4.31%) Cisco Certification
4 14 (4.02%) CCNP
5 13 (3.74%) CCNA
6 10 (2.87%) CCIE
7 9 (2.59%) CISSP
7 9 (2.59%) Degree
7 9 (2.59%) Microsoft Certification
8 8 (2.30%) CISM
9 7 (2.01%) MCSE
10 4 (1.15%) CCSA
10 4 (1.15%) CCSE
10 4 (1.15%) MCP
11 2 (0.57%) CISA
11 2 (0.57%) MCITP
11 2 (0.57%) MCTS
12 1 (0.29%) ACCA
12 1 (0.29%) CIMA
12 1 (0.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (7.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 12 (3.45%) PCI DSS
3 8 (2.30%) Data Quality
4 6 (1.72%) COBIT
4 6 (1.72%) Disclosure Scotland
5 4 (1.15%) QA
5 4 (1.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.57%) ISO27005
6 2 (0.57%) WAI
6 2 (0.57%) WCAG
7 1 (0.29%) Actionable Recommendations
7 1 (0.29%) JSP 440
7 1 (0.29%) SLA
System Software
1 39 (11.21%) Active Directory
2 20 (5.75%) RACF
3 17 (4.89%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 17 (4.89%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 16 (4.60%) Veritas File System
5 7 (2.01%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (1.15%) ACF2
6 4 (1.15%) Hyper-V
6 4 (1.15%) XenApp
6 4 (1.15%) XenDesktop
7 3 (0.86%) Tivoli Directory Server
8 2 (0.57%) PowerHA
8 2 (0.57%) Samba
9 1 (0.29%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (0.29%) MetaFrame
9 1 (0.29%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.29%) Squid
9 1 (0.29%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.29%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.29%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 15 (4.31%) CA Single Sign-On
2 8 (2.30%) SCCM
3 5 (1.44%) Norton AntiVirus
3 5 (1.44%) Tivoli
3 5 (1.44%) zSecure
4 4 (1.15%) FortiGate
5 3 (0.86%) QRadar
5 3 (0.86%) Tivoli Identity Manager
6 2 (0.57%) EMC NetWorker
6 2 (0.57%) SCOM
6 2 (0.57%) TADDM
7 1 (0.29%) AirWatch
7 1 (0.29%) Ansible
7 1 (0.29%) Capistrano
7 1 (0.29%) Legato
7 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (0.29%) Nagios
7 1 (0.29%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.29%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.29%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 46 (13.22%) Oracle
2 44 (12.64%) Microsoft
3 31 (8.91%) CA
4 22 (6.32%) Veritas
5 20 (5.75%) Cisco
5 20 (5.75%) Intel Security
6 17 (4.89%) Qualys
7 16 (4.60%) HP
7 16 (4.60%) IBM
8 15 (4.31%) SAP
9 14 (4.02%) Symantec
10 13 (3.74%) CheckPoint
11 12 (3.45%) Teradata
12 11 (3.16%) ServiceNow
12 11 (3.16%) Splunk
13 10 (2.87%) Informatica
13 10 (2.87%) Red Hat
14 8 (2.30%) EMC
14 8 (2.30%) Forcepoint
15 7 (2.01%) VMware
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