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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Consultant
Rank 35 30 18
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -12
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 140 159 178
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 4.39% 5.76% 7.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.72% 6.24% 7.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 71 88
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£425 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £346 £282 £301
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £600 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £445 £425 £423
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +0.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £47.75 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £52.00 £29.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+79.31% +5.45%
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
2964 2547 2318
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 92.92% 92.28% 93.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 1503 1334 1128
Average daily rate £351 £373 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.03% +6.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £237 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £490 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 58 79
Average hourly rate £18.50 £18.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% +24.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.62 £11.50 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.00 £42.00 £29.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

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 31 July 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Consultant across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

Consultant Hourly Rate Histogram 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 31 July 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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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 -6 63 £394 +1.61% 17
Glasgow +3 40 £425 +3.65% 7
Renfrewshire -1 4 £413 +16.61%
Aberdeen -3 3 £550 -2.22%
Stirling +1 2 - -
West Lothian -6 2 £580 -
Fife -8 2 - -
Inverclyde - 1 - -
North Lanarkshire - 1 - -
Consultant
UK

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 63 (26.58%) Finance
2 44 (18.57%) SAP
3 32 (13.50%) Migration
3 32 (13.50%) Windows
4 25 (10.55%) SAP IS-U
5 24 (10.13%) Microsoft
5 24 (10.13%) Agile Software Development
6 23 (9.70%) Data Centre
7 20 (8.44%) Oracle
8 18 (7.59%) CRM
8 18 (7.59%) Informatica
9 17 (7.17%) SOA
9 17 (7.17%) Java
9 17 (7.17%) Security Cleared
10 16 (6.75%) Web Services
11 15 (6.33%) Stakeholder Management
11 15 (6.33%) VMware
12 14 (5.91%) UNIX
13 13 (5.49%) Active Directory
13 13 (5.49%) Banking
14 12 (5.06%) Law
14 12 (5.06%) Cisco
14 12 (5.06%) SharePoint
14 12 (5.06%) ERP
14 12 (5.06%) Windows Server 2008
15 11 (4.64%) Smart Meter
15 11 (4.64%) PowerShell
15 11 (4.64%) User Experience
15 11 (4.64%) Data Quality
15 11 (4.64%) SQL Server

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Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 12 (5.06%) SharePoint
2 9 (3.80%) WebLogic
2 9 (3.80%) Oracle Service Bus
2 9 (3.80%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 5 (2.11%) NetWeaver
4 4 (1.69%) PowerExchange
4 4 (1.69%) IIS
5 3 (1.27%) MS Exchange
5 3 (1.27%) Apache
5 3 (1.27%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (0.84%) Lync
6 2 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (0.84%) JBoss
6 2 (0.84%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (0.84%) CICS
7 1 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.42%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.42%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.42%) SAS
7 1 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 9 (3.80%) MS Excel
2 6 (2.53%) Photoshop
2 6 (2.53%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (0.84%) Windchill
3 2 (0.84%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.42%) SOLIDWORKS
4 1 (0.42%) CATIA
4 1 (0.42%) Siemens NX
4 1 (0.42%) MS Office
4 1 (0.42%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.42%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 25 (10.55%) SAP IS-U
2 10 (4.22%) SAP CRM
3 6 (2.53%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (1.69%) SAP MM
5 3 (1.27%) SAP SD
5 3 (1.27%) BusinessWorks
5 3 (1.27%) Endur
5 3 (1.27%) Oracle ERP
5 3 (1.27%) SAP SCM
5 3 (1.27%) TIBCO iProcess
6 2 (0.84%) Workday HCM
6 2 (0.84%) SAP PM
6 2 (0.84%) SAP PP
7 1 (0.42%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.42%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.42%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.42%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.42%) SAP Payroll
7 1 (0.42%) Teamcenter
7 1 (0.42%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.11%) Office 365
2 4 (1.69%) SaaS
3 2 (0.84%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.42%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 9 (3.80%) Firewall
2 6 (2.53%) SAN
3 5 (2.11%) Network Security
4 4 (1.69%) iSCSI
4 4 (1.69%) Fibre Channel
4 4 (1.69%) WAN
4 4 (1.69%) TCP/IP
5 3 (1.27%) LDAP
5 3 (1.27%) DNS
6 2 (0.84%) LAN
6 2 (0.84%) SSL
6 2 (0.84%) VPN
6 2 (0.84%) DHCP
6 2 (0.84%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (0.42%) NetScaler
7 1 (0.42%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (0.42%) NAS
7 1 (0.42%) FTP
7 1 (0.42%) HTTP
7 1 (0.42%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (4.64%) SQL Server
2 10 (4.22%) Oracle Database 11g
2 10 (4.22%) Oracle Database
3 9 (3.80%) PowerCenter
4 7 (2.95%) BusinessObjects
5 5 (2.11%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (2.11%) SAP HANA
6 3 (1.27%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (1.27%) Spotfire
7 2 (0.84%) QlikView
7 2 (0.84%) SAP BI
7 2 (0.84%) DB2
7 2 (0.84%) Data Mining
7 2 (0.84%) Big Data
7 2 (0.84%) IBM InfoSphere
8 1 (0.42%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.42%) SAP Data Services
8 1 (0.42%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.42%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.42%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 7 (2.95%) Axure RP
2 1 (0.42%) Eclipse
2 1 (0.42%) HP UFT
2 1 (0.42%) MSI
2 1 (0.42%) InstallShield
2 1 (0.42%) Selenium
2 1 (0.42%) Balsamiq Mockups
General
1 63 (26.58%) Finance
2 13 (5.49%) Banking
3 12 (5.06%) Law
4 10 (4.22%) Billing
5 6 (2.53%) Financial Institution
5 6 (2.53%) Back Office
6 5 (2.11%) Retail
7 4 (1.69%) Manufacturing
8 3 (1.27%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.84%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.42%) Marketing
10 1 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.42%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.42%) Front Office
10 1 (0.42%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (6.75%) Web Services
2 11 (4.64%) Middleware
3 9 (3.80%) XML
3 9 (3.80%) Oracle Fusion
3 9 (3.80%) WebCenter
4 5 (2.11%) HTML
4 5 (2.11%) SAP Basis
5 3 (1.27%) .NET
5 3 (1.27%) XSLT
6 2 (0.84%) CSS
6 2 (0.84%) Application Packaging
7 1 (0.42%) Software Packaging
7 1 (0.42%) jQuery
7 1 (0.42%) Drools
7 1 (0.42%) SAP PI
7 1 (0.42%) ISPF
7 1 (0.42%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.42%) BAPI
7 1 (0.42%) SAP XI
7 1 (0.42%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 23 (9.70%) Data Centre
2 11 (4.64%) User Experience
2 11 (4.64%) Smart Meter
3 9 (3.80%) iPad
4 8 (3.38%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (2.95%) Clustering
6 5 (2.11%) Mainframe
6 5 (2.11%) Visualisation
7 4 (1.69%) EqualLogic
7 4 (1.69%) Celerra
7 4 (1.69%) CLARiiON
8 3 (1.27%) Smartphone
9 2 (0.84%) Client/Server
9 2 (0.84%) Data Integration
9 2 (0.84%) DataPower
9 2 (0.84%) Computer Science
10 1 (0.42%) Life Science
10 1 (0.42%) Fat Client
10 1 (0.42%) Embedded Systems
10 1 (0.42%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 32 (13.50%) Windows
2 14 (5.91%) UNIX
3 12 (5.06%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (2.95%) Solaris
4 7 (2.95%) Linux
5 5 (2.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (2.11%) Windows 7
5 5 (2.11%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (1.69%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.84%) zOS
8 1 (0.42%) Windows 2000
8 1 (0.42%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (13.50%) Migration
2 24 (10.13%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (7.59%) CRM
4 17 (7.17%) SOA
5 15 (6.33%) Stakeholder Management
6 12 (5.06%) ERP
7 9 (3.80%) Data Management
7 9 (3.80%) Master Data Management
7 9 (3.80%) Line Management
8 8 (3.38%) Data Analysis
8 8 (3.38%) Customer Engagement
9 7 (2.95%) ITIL
9 7 (2.95%) Analytics
10 6 (2.53%) SDLC
10 6 (2.53%) Data Modelling
10 6 (2.53%) E-Commerce
10 6 (2.53%) Project Management
10 6 (2.53%) Data Migration
11 5 (2.11%) Test Scripting
11 5 (2.11%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 17 (7.17%) Java
2 11 (4.64%) PowerShell
3 8 (3.38%) SQL
4 7 (2.95%) ABAP
5 4 (1.69%) VB
6 3 (1.27%) JavaScript
7 2 (0.84%) C
7 2 (0.84%) VBA
7 2 (0.84%) VBScript
7 2 (0.84%) REXX
8 1 (0.42%) Tcl
8 1 (0.42%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.42%) JCL
8 1 (0.42%) XPath
8 1 (0.42%) Assembly Language
8 1 (0.42%) C++
8 1 (0.42%) PHP
Qualifications
1 17 (7.17%) Security Cleared
2 10 (4.22%) SC Cleared
3 7 (2.95%) Degree
3 7 (2.95%) CISSP
3 7 (2.95%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (2.11%) CISM
5 4 (1.69%) MCSE
6 3 (1.27%) CISA
7 2 (0.84%) MCITP
7 2 (0.84%) A+ Certification
7 2 (0.84%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (0.84%) MCP
7 2 (0.84%) DV Cleared
7 2 (0.84%) CRISC
8 1 (0.42%) HND
8 1 (0.42%) MCSA
8 1 (0.42%) CCIE
8 1 (0.42%) CCNA
8 1 (0.42%) SSCP
8 1 (0.42%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (4.64%) Data Quality
2 4 (1.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.27%) COBIT
3 3 (1.27%) QA
3 3 (1.27%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.42%) SLA
4 1 (0.42%) BS7799
System Software
1 13 (5.49%) Active Directory
2 10 (4.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (2.95%) VMware ESX
3 7 (2.95%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 7 (2.95%) Veritas File System
3 7 (2.95%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 6 (2.53%) vSphere
4 6 (2.53%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.42%) XenApp
5 1 (0.42%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.42%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (0.42%) VMware Server
5 1 (0.42%) RACF
5 1 (0.42%) Tivoli Directory Server
5 1 (0.42%) vCloud
5 1 (0.42%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 4 (1.69%) SCCM
2 1 (0.42%) SCOM
2 1 (0.42%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 1 (0.42%) Tivoli
2 1 (0.42%) Tivoli Identity Manager
2 1 (0.42%) Control-M
2 1 (0.42%) MIIS
2 1 (0.42%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 44 (18.57%) SAP
2 24 (10.13%) Microsoft
3 20 (8.44%) Oracle
4 18 (7.59%) Informatica
5 15 (6.33%) VMware
6 12 (5.06%) Cisco
7 10 (4.22%) HP
8 7 (2.95%) Veritas
9 6 (2.53%) EMC
9 6 (2.53%) IBM
10 5 (2.11%) Citrix
11 4 (1.69%) ServiceNow
11 4 (1.69%) Red Hat
11 4 (1.69%) Dell Compellent
12 3 (1.27%) TIBCO
12 3 (1.27%) OpenLink
12 3 (1.27%) PeopleSoft
12 3 (1.27%) Ab Initio
12 3 (1.27%) F5
12 3 (1.27%) Dell
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