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 30 March 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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Consultant
Rank 39 40 23
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -17
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 115 106 141
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 3.90% 4.29% 6.78%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.14% 4.60% 7.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 44 65
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £425 £415
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +2.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £36.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £31.50 £38.25
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -17.64%
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
2775 2305 1965
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 94.00% 93.36% 94.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 1517 1158 1004
Average daily rate £375 £370 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 74 56 46
Average hourly rate £16.86 £16.00 £16.94
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.37% -5.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.90 £11.75 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £32.50 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.83 £17.00 £17.15
% change year-on-year
-1.02% -0.87%

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 30 March 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 30 March 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 -3 48 £470 +43.51% 16
Glasgow -7 30 £450 +12.50% 7
Aberdeen +11 15 £413 +17.85% 1
North Lanarkshire -4 2 £225 -59.09%
West Lothian - 2 - -
Dundee +5 1 £210 -51.16% 2
Consultant
UK

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 72 (27.38%) Finance
2 41 (15.59%) Windows
3 40 (15.21%) SAP
4 33 (12.55%) Oracle
5 32 (12.17%) Microsoft
6 31 (11.79%) Migration
7 27 (10.27%) Project Management
8 26 (9.89%) SQL
9 25 (9.51%) Security Cleared
10 24 (9.13%) VMware
11 23 (8.75%) Test Scripting
12 21 (7.98%) ITIL
12 21 (7.98%) SAN
13 20 (7.60%) Banking
13 20 (7.60%) SC Cleared
14 19 (7.22%) VMware Infrastructure
14 19 (7.22%) Windows Server 2008
14 19 (7.22%) HP
15 18 (6.84%) Change Management
16 17 (6.46%) Business Intelligence
17 16 (6.08%) ERP
17 16 (6.08%) Firewall
17 16 (6.08%) SCCM
18 15 (5.70%) Workflow
18 15 (5.70%) Retail
18 15 (5.70%) Agile Software Development
18 15 (5.70%) SQL Server
19 13 (4.94%) ABAP
19 13 (4.94%) Business Objects
19 13 (4.94%) PeopleSoft

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Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 13 (4.94%) SharePoint
2 9 (3.42%) SAS
3 8 (3.04%) Oracle Workflow
4 6 (2.28%) NetWeaver
4 6 (2.28%) Lync
4 6 (2.28%) WebSphere
5 4 (1.52%) IIS
5 4 (1.52%) JBoss
6 3 (1.14%) IBM Notes
6 3 (1.14%) WebLogic
6 3 (1.14%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (0.76%) Apache
7 2 (0.76%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.38%) AquaLogic
8 1 (0.38%) TeamSite
8 1 (0.38%) CICS
8 1 (0.38%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.38%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.38%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 13 (4.94%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.76%) MS Office
3 1 (0.38%) MS Project
3 1 (0.38%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.38%) Acrobat
3 1 (0.38%) AutoCAD
3 1 (0.38%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 12 (4.56%) SAP IS-U
2 11 (4.18%) Oracle EBS
3 10 (3.80%) Oracle Applications
3 10 (3.80%) Oracle EBS R12
4 8 (3.04%) SAP MM
5 5 (1.90%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 4 (1.52%) Dynamics CRM
6 4 (1.52%) SAP SD
6 4 (1.52%) Agresso
7 3 (1.14%) SAP SCM
7 3 (1.14%) Markit EDM
8 2 (0.76%) HFM
8 2 (0.76%) SAP HR
8 2 (0.76%) Oracle 11i
9 1 (0.38%) Oracle Financials
9 1 (0.38%) Oracle ERP
9 1 (0.38%) Siebel Analytics
9 1 (0.38%) Remedy ITSM
9 1 (0.38%) SAP HCM
9 1 (0.38%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.28%) Microsoft Azure
1 6 (2.28%) Office 365
2 4 (1.52%) SaaS
3 1 (0.38%) Taleo
3 1 (0.38%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 21 (7.98%) SAN
2 16 (6.08%) Firewall
3 9 (3.42%) WAN
4 7 (2.66%) LAN
5 4 (1.52%) Network Security
5 4 (1.52%) NAS
6 3 (1.14%) NetScaler
6 3 (1.14%) VPN
7 2 (0.76%) DNS
7 2 (0.76%) DHCP
7 2 (0.76%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (0.76%) Intrusion Detection
7 2 (0.76%) Cisco Nexus
8 1 (0.38%) Cisco IOS
8 1 (0.38%) Intranet
8 1 (0.38%) iSCSI
8 1 (0.38%) FTP
8 1 (0.38%) HTTP
8 1 (0.38%) TCP/IP
8 1 (0.38%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (5.70%) SQL Server
2 11 (4.18%) BusinessObjects
3 9 (3.42%) Oracle Reports
4 8 (3.04%) Oracle BI EE
4 8 (3.04%) Oracle BI Publisher
5 6 (2.28%) SQL Server 2008
6 5 (1.90%) SAP BI
7 4 (1.52%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (1.52%) SAP HANA
7 4 (1.52%) Relational Database
8 3 (1.14%) DB2
8 3 (1.14%) SAP BW
9 2 (0.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (0.76%) MS Access
9 2 (0.76%) Data Mining
9 2 (0.76%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
9 2 (0.76%) SAP Data Services
9 2 (0.76%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (0.76%) BusinessObjects XI
10 1 (0.38%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
Development Applications
1 3 (1.14%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.38%) JBehave
2 1 (0.38%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.38%) JUnit
2 1 (0.38%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
2 1 (0.38%) JDeveloper
2 1 (0.38%) Log4j
2 1 (0.38%) JIRA
2 1 (0.38%) Git (software)
General
1 72 (27.38%) Finance
2 20 (7.60%) Banking
3 15 (5.70%) Retail
4 6 (2.28%) Telecoms
4 6 (2.28%) Manufacturing
5 5 (1.90%) Retail Banking
6 4 (1.52%) Advertising
7 2 (0.76%) Publishing
7 2 (0.76%) Law
8 1 (0.38%) Legal
8 1 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.38%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.38%) Billing
8 1 (0.38%) International Banking
8 1 (0.38%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (3.04%) HTML
2 7 (2.66%) .NET
2 7 (2.66%) CSS
3 6 (2.28%) Middleware
4 5 (1.90%) XML
5 4 (1.52%) ASP.NET
5 4 (1.52%) SAP Basis
5 4 (1.52%) Web Services
6 3 (1.14%) Application Packaging
6 3 (1.14%) SAP Business Workflow
6 3 (1.14%) XSLT
6 3 (1.14%) Flash
7 2 (0.76%) EDI
7 2 (0.76%) .NET Framework
7 2 (0.76%) JSON
7 2 (0.76%) jQuery
7 2 (0.76%) REST
7 2 (0.76%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (0.38%) HTML5
8 1 (0.38%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 10 (3.80%) User Experience
2 8 (3.04%) Replication
3 7 (2.66%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (2.28%) Management Information System
5 5 (1.90%) Client/Server
5 5 (1.90%) Clustering
5 5 (1.90%) Enterprise Storage
6 4 (1.52%) Smart Meter
6 4 (1.52%) CESG
7 3 (1.14%) PKI
7 3 (1.14%) Online Banking
7 3 (1.14%) Animation
7 3 (1.14%) Cryptography
7 3 (1.14%) RMADS
8 2 (0.76%) Data Extraction
8 2 (0.76%) Computer Science
8 2 (0.76%) CESG CLAS
9 1 (0.38%) E-Learning
9 1 (0.38%) Fixed Income
9 1 (0.38%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 41 (15.59%) Windows
2 19 (7.22%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (3.80%) Linux
4 9 (3.42%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (3.04%) UNIX
6 6 (2.28%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (1.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (1.14%) Windows 7
8 3 (1.14%) AIX
8 3 (1.14%) HPUX
8 3 (1.14%) Solaris
9 2 (0.76%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (11.79%) Migration
2 27 (10.27%) Project Management
3 23 (8.75%) Test Scripting
4 21 (7.98%) ITIL
5 18 (6.84%) Change Management
6 17 (6.46%) Business Intelligence
7 16 (6.08%) ERP
8 15 (5.70%) Workflow
8 15 (5.70%) Agile Software Development
9 13 (4.94%) Data Analysis
10 11 (4.18%) Use Case
10 11 (4.18%) GAP Analysis
11 10 (3.80%) Stakeholder Management
11 10 (3.80%) Risk Management
11 10 (3.80%) Information Security
12 9 (3.42%) Data Modelling
12 9 (3.42%) Risk Assessment
13 8 (3.04%) CRM
13 8 (3.04%) Service Management
14 7 (2.66%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 26 (9.89%) SQL
2 13 (4.94%) ABAP
2 13 (4.94%) PowerShell
3 12 (4.56%) PL/SQL
4 10 (3.80%) Java
5 8 (3.04%) JavaScript
6 6 (2.28%) C
7 5 (1.90%) C#
8 3 (1.14%) VBA
9 2 (0.76%) Python
9 2 (0.76%) VBScript
9 2 (0.76%) Perl
10 1 (0.38%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 25 (9.51%) Security Cleared
2 20 (7.60%) SC Cleared
3 9 (3.42%) Degree
4 8 (3.04%) CISSP
4 8 (3.04%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (2.66%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 5 (1.90%) CISM
6 5 (1.90%) PMP
6 5 (1.90%) PMI Certification
6 5 (1.90%) MCSE
7 4 (1.52%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 3 (1.14%) MCITP
9 2 (0.76%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.76%) GCIA
10 1 (0.38%) ISSMP
10 1 (0.38%) MCTS
10 1 (0.38%) SSCP
10 1 (0.38%) CISA
10 1 (0.38%) MCSA
10 1 (0.38%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (1.52%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.14%) COBIT
3 3 (1.14%) QA
3 3 (1.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.76%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.76%) SLA
5 1 (0.38%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.38%) WCAG
System Software
1 19 (7.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (4.18%) Active Directory
3 7 (2.66%) vSphere
4 5 (1.90%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (1.14%) VMware ESX
5 3 (1.14%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 3 (1.14%) SRDF
6 2 (0.76%) DFS Replication
6 2 (0.76%) XenApp
6 2 (0.76%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.38%) ProxySG
7 1 (0.38%) VMware Server
7 1 (0.38%) vCloud
7 1 (0.38%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 16 (6.08%) SCCM
2 5 (1.90%) NetBackup
2 5 (1.90%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 3 (1.14%) Oracle RMAN
4 2 (0.76%) WSUS
4 2 (0.76%) SCOM
5 1 (0.38%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.38%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.38%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 40 (15.21%) SAP
2 33 (12.55%) Oracle
3 32 (12.17%) Microsoft
4 24 (9.13%) VMware
5 19 (7.22%) HP
6 13 (4.94%) Business Objects
6 13 (4.94%) PeopleSoft
7 12 (4.56%) EMC
8 9 (3.42%) Cisco
9 7 (2.66%) Veritas
10 6 (2.28%) CommVault
10 6 (2.28%) Informatica
10 6 (2.28%) Citrix
10 6 (2.28%) Dell
11 5 (1.90%) NetApp
11 5 (1.90%) Red Hat
11 5 (1.90%) Symantec
11 5 (1.90%) ArcSight
12 4 (1.52%) ServiceNow
12 4 (1.52%) Fujitsu
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