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 October 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 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Consultant
Rank 26 32 18
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -14
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 155 114 154
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 5.75% 4.53% 6.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.17% 4.89% 6.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 55 61
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£413 £425 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +11.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £358 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £515 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £425 £425
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £19.17 £39.00
% change year-on-year
+43.45% -50.84%
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
2511 2332 2314
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 93.21% 92.65% 93.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 1371 1122 1127
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £476 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 94 112
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £16.72
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +1.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £35.00 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.30 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+0.30% -7.14%

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 October 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 October 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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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 54 £495 +16.47% 10
Glasgow +12 41 £378 -7.07% 17
Aberdeen +4 16 £310 -34.73% 3
West Lothian +8 3 £225 -40.00%
North Lanarkshire - 3 £300 -
Stirling -3 2 £199 -
Fife - 1 - -
Consultant
UK

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 94 (30.62%) Finance
2 61 (19.87%) Oracle
3 37 (12.05%) Windows
4 34 (11.07%) SQL
5 32 (10.42%) Migration
6 31 (10.10%) Microsoft
7 30 (9.77%) ITIL
7 30 (9.77%) Banking
8 29 (9.45%) Firewall
8 29 (9.45%) Business Intelligence
8 29 (9.45%) Security Cleared
9 27 (8.79%) SAP
9 27 (8.79%) Workflow
10 26 (8.47%) SC Cleared
11 23 (7.49%) Stakeholder Management
11 23 (7.49%) VMware
11 23 (7.49%) Information Security
12 21 (6.84%) Management Information System
13 20 (6.51%) VMware Infrastructure
13 20 (6.51%) Degree
14 19 (6.19%) Agile Software Development
14 19 (6.19%) Oracle EBS R12
14 19 (6.19%) Oracle Workflow
14 19 (6.19%) HP
15 18 (5.86%) Web Services
16 17 (5.54%) CISSP
16 17 (5.54%) Computer Science
16 17 (5.54%) Analytical Skills
17 16 (5.21%) Risk Management
18 15 (4.89%) Oracle Applications

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 19 (6.19%) Oracle Workflow
2 11 (3.58%) SAS
3 10 (3.26%) SharePoint
4 6 (1.95%) IIS
5 5 (1.63%) NetWeaver
5 5 (1.63%) WebSphere
5 5 (1.63%) Lync
5 5 (1.63%) SharePoint 2013
6 4 (1.30%) SharePoint 2010
7 3 (0.98%) JBoss
8 2 (0.65%) Documentum
8 2 (0.65%) MS Exchange
8 2 (0.65%) WebSphere Application Server
8 2 (0.65%) WebLogic
8 2 (0.65%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.33%) CMS
9 1 (0.33%) FileNet
9 1 (0.33%) WebSphere Process Server
9 1 (0.33%) OpenROAD
9 1 (0.33%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 9 (2.93%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.98%) MS Office
3 2 (0.65%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 19 (6.19%) Oracle EBS R12
2 15 (4.89%) Oracle Applications
3 14 (4.56%) Oracle EBS
4 8 (2.61%) Oracle HRMS
5 7 (2.28%) SAP HR
6 5 (1.63%) Oracle Payroll
6 5 (1.63%) SAP SD
6 5 (1.63%) Oracle Financials
6 5 (1.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 5 (1.63%) Oracle Receivables
7 4 (1.30%) Oracle iProcurement
7 4 (1.30%) SAP IS-U
7 4 (1.30%) SAP MM
8 3 (0.98%) SAP CRM
8 3 (0.98%) SAP Payroll
9 2 (0.65%) Dynamics CRM
9 2 (0.65%) Dynamics AX
9 2 (0.65%) Oracle 11i
10 1 (0.33%) Oracle Manufacturing
10 1 (0.33%) Oracle SCM
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (0.65%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 29 (9.45%) Firewall
2 15 (4.89%) Intrusion Detection
3 13 (4.23%) SAN
3 13 (4.23%) Internet
4 12 (3.91%) Reverse Proxy
4 12 (3.91%) TCP/IP
4 12 (3.91%) DNS
5 9 (2.93%) VPN
5 9 (2.93%) Network Security
6 8 (2.61%) DHCP
7 6 (1.95%) LAN
7 6 (1.95%) WAN
7 6 (1.95%) Intranet
8 5 (1.63%) NetScaler
9 3 (0.98%) SSL
9 3 (0.98%) SNMP
10 2 (0.65%) NAS
10 2 (0.65%) Connectrix
11 1 (0.33%) Unified Communications
11 1 (0.33%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (4.89%) SQL Server
2 11 (3.58%) Oracle Database
3 9 (2.93%) Oracle Database 11g
3 9 (2.93%) Relational Database
4 6 (1.95%) Oracle Reports
5 5 (1.63%) Oracle BI EE
6 4 (1.30%) Oracle BI Publisher
6 4 (1.30%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (1.30%) SAP BI
7 3 (0.98%) BusinessObjects
7 3 (0.98%) SAP BW
7 3 (0.98%) QlikView
8 2 (0.65%) BusinessObjects XI
8 2 (0.65%) OLAP
8 2 (0.65%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.33%) DecisionStream
9 1 (0.33%) DB2
9 1 (0.33%) Ingres
9 1 (0.33%) MS Access
9 1 (0.33%) Oracle OLAP
Development Applications
1 2 (0.65%) Selenium
2 1 (0.33%) CruiseControl
2 1 (0.33%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (0.33%) Toad
2 1 (0.33%) ProC
2 1 (0.33%) Eclipse
2 1 (0.33%) JIRA
2 1 (0.33%) Maven
2 1 (0.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.33%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.33%) TeamCity
2 1 (0.33%) Zephyr
General
1 94 (30.62%) Finance
2 30 (9.77%) Banking
3 12 (3.91%) Retail
4 9 (2.93%) Marketing
5 7 (2.28%) Advertising
6 4 (1.30%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.98%) Telecoms
7 3 (0.98%) Billing
7 3 (0.98%) Local Government
8 2 (0.65%) Retail Banking
8 2 (0.65%) Publishing
8 2 (0.65%) Legal
9 1 (0.33%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.33%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.33%) German Language
9 1 (0.33%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (5.86%) Web Services
2 11 (3.58%) HTML
3 7 (2.28%) .NET
4 6 (1.95%) CSS
5 5 (1.63%) Middleware
6 4 (1.30%) ASP.NET
7 3 (0.98%) Application Packaging
8 2 (0.65%) jBPM
8 2 (0.65%) EDI
8 2 (0.65%) SAP XI
8 2 (0.65%) SAP Basis
9 1 (0.33%) WinForms
9 1 (0.33%) JavaBeans
9 1 (0.33%) JSP
9 1 (0.33%) XSL
9 1 (0.33%) XSLT
9 1 (0.33%) J2EE
9 1 (0.33%) Flash
9 1 (0.33%) WCF
9 1 (0.33%) WebSphere Message Broker
Miscellaneous
1 21 (6.84%) Management Information System
2 17 (5.54%) Computer Science
2 17 (5.54%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (4.56%) CESG
4 13 (4.23%) CESG CLAS
5 7 (2.28%) User Experience
6 6 (1.95%) Fat Client
6 6 (1.95%) Thin Client
6 6 (1.95%) IVR
7 5 (1.63%) GIS
7 5 (1.63%) Video Conferencing
8 4 (1.30%) Data Integration
8 4 (1.30%) Semantic Web
8 4 (1.30%) Learning Management System
8 4 (1.30%) Photography
9 3 (0.98%) E-Learning
9 3 (0.98%) Clustering
9 3 (0.98%) Cryptography
9 3 (0.98%) Smart Meter
9 3 (0.98%) RMADS
Operating Systems
1 37 (12.05%) Windows
2 15 (4.89%) UNIX
3 12 (3.91%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (2.93%) Linux
5 5 (1.63%) Solaris
5 5 (1.63%) Windows 2000
5 5 (1.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (1.30%) Windows 7
6 4 (1.30%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (0.98%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (0.98%) AIX
8 2 (0.65%) Ubuntu
8 2 (0.65%) HPUX
9 1 (0.33%) zOS
9 1 (0.33%) Windows NT
9 1 (0.33%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.33%) Android
9 1 (0.33%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (10.42%) Migration
2 30 (9.77%) ITIL
3 29 (9.45%) Business Intelligence
4 27 (8.79%) Workflow
5 23 (7.49%) Stakeholder Management
5 23 (7.49%) Information Security
6 19 (6.19%) Agile Software Development
7 16 (5.21%) Risk Management
8 15 (4.89%) CRM
9 14 (4.56%) ERP
10 13 (4.23%) Project Management
10 13 (4.23%) SOA
11 12 (3.91%) Information Assurance
12 11 (3.58%) Change Management
12 11 (3.58%) Analytics
12 11 (3.58%) Protective Monitoring
13 10 (3.26%) Test Scripting
13 10 (3.26%) Disaster Recovery
13 10 (3.26%) E-business
14 9 (2.93%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 34 (11.07%) SQL
2 8 (2.61%) PL/SQL
3 7 (2.28%) C#
3 7 (2.28%) Java
4 6 (1.95%) PowerShell
4 6 (1.95%) R
5 5 (1.63%) JavaScript
6 4 (1.30%) Perl
7 3 (0.98%) ABAP
7 3 (0.98%) C
8 2 (0.65%) C++
8 2 (0.65%) VBScript
9 1 (0.33%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.33%) PHP
9 1 (0.33%) Python
Qualifications
1 29 (9.45%) Security Cleared
2 26 (8.47%) SC Cleared
3 20 (6.51%) Degree
4 17 (5.54%) CISSP
5 10 (3.26%) CEH
5 10 (3.26%) Microsoft Certification
6 8 (2.61%) ITIL Certification
7 6 (1.95%) CISM
8 5 (1.63%) SSCP
8 5 (1.63%) CISA
8 5 (1.63%) GIAC
8 5 (1.63%) CCSP
8 5 (1.63%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (1.63%) MCSE
8 5 (1.63%) CISMP
9 3 (0.98%) MCTS
10 2 (0.65%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 2 (0.65%) VCAP
10 2 (0.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 2 (0.65%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.58%) GPG13
2 6 (1.95%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 4 (1.30%) QA
3 4 (1.30%) SLA
4 3 (0.98%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.65%) WCAG
5 2 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.33%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.33%) Data Quality
System Software
1 20 (6.51%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (4.56%) Active Directory
3 7 (2.28%) Microsoft App-V
4 4 (1.30%) vSphere
4 4 (1.30%) VMware ESX
5 2 (0.65%) XenApp
5 2 (0.65%) vCloud
5 2 (0.65%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (0.65%) Firmware
6 1 (0.33%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.33%) Brightmail
6 1 (0.33%) XenServer
6 1 (0.33%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.33%) SRDF
6 1 (0.33%) RHEV
6 1 (0.33%) KVM
Systems Management
1 5 (1.63%) SCCM
2 4 (1.30%) Tivoli
3 3 (0.98%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 3 (0.98%) EMC NetWorker
4 2 (0.65%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (0.65%) SCOM
4 2 (0.65%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (0.33%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (0.33%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (0.33%) HP Operations Orchestration
5 1 (0.33%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 61 (19.87%) Oracle
2 31 (10.10%) Microsoft
3 27 (8.79%) SAP
4 23 (7.49%) VMware
5 19 (6.19%) HP
6 12 (3.91%) Citrix
7 8 (2.61%) IBM
8 6 (1.95%) Genesys
8 6 (1.95%) EMC
9 5 (1.63%) Charles River
9 5 (1.63%) Symantec
9 5 (1.63%) Business Objects
9 5 (1.63%) Polycom
10 4 (1.30%) Red Hat
10 4 (1.30%) Informatica
10 4 (1.30%) AppSense
11 3 (0.98%) JD Edwards
11 3 (0.98%) ArcSight
12 2 (0.65%) Brocade
12 2 (0.65%) Altiris
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