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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Consultant
Rank 19 36 31
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 171 126 111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 6.71% 4.64% 4.75%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.14% 4.84% 5.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 52 49
Average daily rate £408 £448 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.93% +11.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £310 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £595 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £425 £425
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £100.00 - £13.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £56.25 £24.75 £24.75
% change year-on-year
+127.27% -
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
2394 2603 2213
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 93.96% 95.80% 94.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 1263 1449 1069
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 56 66
Average hourly rate £22.25 £18.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.61% +16.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.30 £12.00 £11.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £45.00 £43.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 10 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Consultant within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 10 February 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
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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 +18 103 £428 -7.56% 24
Glasgow +12 34 £400 -3.03% 12
Renfrewshire +1 13 £420 -1.17% 1
Aberdeen -4 4 £325 -29.72% 1
Moray - 4 £375 -
West Lothian 0 3 £375 - 2
North Lanarkshire +2 1 £150 -33.33%
Consultant
UK

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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.

1 119 (34.49%) Finance
2 62 (17.97%) Migration
3 49 (14.20%) Data Centre
4 42 (12.17%) Unix
5 40 (11.59%) Oracle
6 39 (11.30%) Banking
7 37 (10.72%) Linux
8 35 (10.14%) Microsoft
9 34 (9.86%) Agile Software Development
10 32 (9.28%) IBM
11 31 (8.99%) SQL
12 27 (7.83%) Security Cleared
13 26 (7.54%) Stakeholder Management
14 25 (7.25%) SAN
15 24 (6.96%) Cisco
15 24 (6.96%) SAP
15 24 (6.96%) Law
15 24 (6.96%) SC Cleared
16 22 (6.38%) Web Services
17 21 (6.09%) Business Intelligence
17 21 (6.09%) Firewall
18 20 (5.80%) Active Directory
19 19 (5.51%) Windows
19 19 (5.51%) Java
20 18 (5.22%) EMC
21 16 (4.64%) Clustering
22 15 (4.35%) EMC NetWorker
22 15 (4.35%) SDLC
23 14 (4.06%) Data Migration
23 14 (4.06%) Project Management

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 11 (3.19%) Apache
1 11 (3.19%) SAS
1 11 (3.19%) WebSphere
2 8 (2.32%) MS Exchange
3 7 (2.03%) IIS
3 7 (2.03%) SharePoint
3 7 (2.03%) Skype for Business
4 6 (1.74%) JBoss
4 6 (1.74%) SharePoint 2010
4 6 (1.74%) SharePoint 2013
5 5 (1.45%) WebSphere Application Server
6 4 (1.16%) IBM HTTP Server
6 4 (1.16%) Tomcat
6 4 (1.16%) WebSphere Portal
7 3 (0.87%) Confluence
7 3 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (0.87%) iPlanet
7 3 (0.87%) MQSeries
7 3 (0.87%) WebSphere Process Server
Applications
1 13 (3.77%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.16%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (0.87%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 3 (0.87%) MS Office
4 2 (0.58%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.29%) Adobe Captivate
5 1 (0.29%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.29%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (2.32%) Oracle EBS R12
2 7 (2.03%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (2.03%) Oracle EBS
3 6 (1.74%) Oracle 11i
4 5 (1.45%) Dynamics AX
4 5 (1.45%) Dynamics NAV
4 5 (1.45%) SAP SD
4 5 (1.45%) Unit4 Business World
5 4 (1.16%) SAP IS-U
6 3 (0.87%) Remedy ITSM
6 3 (0.87%) SAP AFS
7 2 (0.58%) ACBS
7 2 (0.58%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 2 (0.58%) SAP Payroll
8 1 (0.29%) Markit EDM
8 1 (0.29%) Oracle Payables
8 1 (0.29%) SAP CO
8 1 (0.29%) SAP FI/CO
8 1 (0.29%) SAP HCM
8 1 (0.29%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.32%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (2.03%) Office 365
3 4 (1.16%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (0.87%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (0.87%) SaaS
5 2 (0.58%) PaaS
5 2 (0.58%) Taleo
6 1 (0.29%) Adobe Creative Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 25 (7.25%) SAN
2 21 (6.09%) Firewall
3 14 (4.06%) TCP/IP
4 10 (2.90%) DNS
4 10 (2.90%) Network Security
5 8 (2.32%) Cisco ASA
5 8 (2.32%) DHCP
5 8 (2.32%) HTTP
6 7 (2.03%) ISDN
6 7 (2.03%) LDAP
7 6 (1.74%) IPsec
7 6 (1.74%) VLAN
7 6 (1.74%) WAN
8 5 (1.45%) LAN
9 4 (1.16%) ATM
9 4 (1.16%) BGP
9 4 (1.16%) EIGRP
9 4 (1.16%) FTP
9 4 (1.16%) OSPF
9 4 (1.16%) PPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (3.19%) Data Warehouse
2 10 (2.90%) Oracle BI EE
3 8 (2.32%) Oracle Database
3 8 (2.32%) PostgreSQL
4 7 (2.03%) Informix
4 7 (2.03%) MongoDB
4 7 (2.03%) SQL Server
5 5 (1.45%) Oracle Reports
6 4 (1.16%) BusinessObjects
6 4 (1.16%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
6 4 (1.16%) QlikView
7 3 (0.87%) Big Data
7 3 (0.87%) DB2
7 3 (0.87%) Hadoop
7 3 (0.87%) MySQL
7 3 (0.87%) Pentaho
7 3 (0.87%) SAP HANA
8 2 (0.58%) Data Mining
8 2 (0.58%) SAP Data Services
8 2 (0.58%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 6 (1.74%) Axure RP
1 6 (1.74%) JIRA
2 4 (1.16%) Jenkins
2 4 (1.16%) LoadRunner
2 4 (1.16%) Selenium
3 3 (0.87%) Toad
4 2 (0.58%) Ant
4 2 (0.58%) Cucumber
4 2 (0.58%) JMeter
4 2 (0.58%) WebDriver
5 1 (0.29%) Firebug
5 1 (0.29%) FitNesse
5 1 (0.29%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.29%) Maven
5 1 (0.29%) Moq
5 1 (0.29%) NUnit
5 1 (0.29%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (0.29%) SoapUI
5 1 (0.29%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (0.29%) TeamCity
General
1 119 (34.49%) Finance
2 39 (11.30%) Banking
3 24 (6.96%) Law
4 8 (2.32%) Advertising
4 8 (2.32%) Back Office
5 6 (1.74%) Retail
6 4 (1.16%) Financial Institution
7 3 (0.87%) Marketing
8 2 (0.58%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.58%) Legal
8 2 (0.58%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.29%) Billing
9 1 (0.29%) Games
9 1 (0.29%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.29%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (6.38%) Web Services
2 10 (2.90%) XML
3 9 (2.61%) Java EE
3 9 (2.61%) Middleware
4 7 (2.03%) EDI
5 6 (1.74%) CSS
5 6 (1.74%) HTML
5 6 (1.74%) PostGIS
6 5 (1.45%) Spring
7 4 (1.16%) Flash
7 4 (1.16%) Servlets
7 4 (1.16%) WebSphere MQ
8 3 (0.87%) .NET
8 3 (0.87%) CSS3
8 3 (0.87%) HTML5
8 3 (0.87%) Oracle Fusion
8 3 (0.87%) Spring MVC
9 2 (0.58%) Gherkin
9 2 (0.58%) LAMP
9 2 (0.58%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 49 (14.20%) Data Centre
2 16 (4.64%) Clustering
3 13 (3.77%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (2.61%) User Experience
5 6 (1.74%) DataPower
5 6 (1.74%) PKI
6 5 (1.45%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (1.45%) Mainframe
7 4 (1.16%) HACMP
8 3 (0.87%) Computer Science
8 3 (0.87%) Management Information System
8 3 (0.87%) Replication
9 2 (0.58%) Celerra
9 2 (0.58%) CLARiiON
9 2 (0.58%) IBM Mainframe
9 2 (0.58%) LPAR
9 2 (0.58%) Online Banking
9 2 (0.58%) Private Cloud
9 2 (0.58%) Smart Meter
9 2 (0.58%) Symmetrix
Operating Systems
1 42 (12.17%) Unix
2 37 (10.72%) Linux
3 19 (5.51%) Windows
4 14 (4.06%) Solaris
5 11 (3.19%) Windows Server
6 9 (2.61%) AIX
6 9 (2.61%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (2.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (2.03%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (1.74%) zOS
9 5 (1.45%) Windows 7
10 4 (1.16%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.58%) HPUX
12 1 (0.29%) Android
12 1 (0.29%) Windows 10
12 1 (0.29%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (17.97%) Migration
2 34 (9.86%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (7.54%) Stakeholder Management
4 21 (6.09%) Business Intelligence
5 15 (4.35%) SDLC
6 14 (4.06%) Data Migration
6 14 (4.06%) ITIL
6 14 (4.06%) Project Management
7 13 (3.77%) CRM
8 12 (3.48%) Data Modelling
8 12 (3.48%) ERP
8 12 (3.48%) Performance Tuning
8 12 (3.48%) Six Sigma
9 11 (3.19%) Change Control
9 11 (3.19%) ETL
10 10 (2.90%) DevOps
10 10 (2.90%) SOA
11 9 (2.61%) Business Analysis
11 9 (2.61%) Load Balancing
11 9 (2.61%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 31 (8.99%) SQL
2 19 (5.51%) Java
3 7 (2.03%) XPath
4 5 (1.45%) PL/SQL
4 5 (1.45%) PowerShell
4 5 (1.45%) Shell Script
5 4 (1.16%) JavaScript
5 4 (1.16%) Python
5 4 (1.16%) Ruby
6 3 (0.87%) Apple Swift
6 3 (0.87%) Objective-C
7 2 (0.58%) ABAP
7 2 (0.58%) C#
8 1 (0.29%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.29%) R
8 1 (0.29%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.29%) VB
8 1 (0.29%) VBA
8 1 (0.29%) XAML
Qualifications
1 27 (7.83%) Security Cleared
2 24 (6.96%) SC Cleared
3 12 (3.48%) CCNA
3 12 (3.48%) Cisco Certification
4 10 (2.90%) CCIE
4 10 (2.90%) CCNP
4 10 (2.90%) Degree
5 8 (2.32%) Six Sigma Black Belt
6 6 (1.74%) CCSA
6 6 (1.74%) ISTQB
7 5 (1.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 3 (0.87%) ISEB
8 3 (0.87%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (0.58%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.58%) Six Sigma Green Belt
10 1 (0.29%) CISSP
10 1 (0.29%) CLAS
10 1 (0.29%) MCTS
10 1 (0.29%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
10 1 (0.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (2.90%) QA
2 6 (1.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.16%) WCAG
4 3 (0.87%) JSP 440
5 2 (0.58%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.58%) SLA
5 2 (0.58%) WAI
6 1 (0.29%) COBIT
6 1 (0.29%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 20 (5.80%) Active Directory
2 10 (2.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (2.61%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 9 (2.61%) Veritas File System
3 9 (2.61%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 4 (1.16%) GPFS
4 4 (1.16%) Microsoft App-V
4 4 (1.16%) vCloud
4 4 (1.16%) Xen
5 3 (0.87%) Docker
5 3 (0.87%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.87%) RACF
5 3 (0.87%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (0.87%) XenApp
5 3 (0.87%) XenDesktop
6 2 (0.58%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 2 (0.58%) PowerHA
7 1 (0.29%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (0.29%) Tivoli Directory Server
7 1 (0.29%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 15 (4.35%) EMC NetWorker
2 13 (3.77%) Legato
3 10 (2.90%) SCCM
4 6 (1.74%) FortiGate
5 4 (1.16%) SCOM
6 3 (0.87%) CA Single Sign-On
6 3 (0.87%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (0.87%) Puppet
7 2 (0.58%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.29%) AirWatch
8 1 (0.29%) HP Operations Orchestration
8 1 (0.29%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (0.29%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 1 (0.29%) Oracle Identity Management
8 1 (0.29%) Oracle Identity Manager
8 1 (0.29%) Proventia
8 1 (0.29%) QRadar
8 1 (0.29%) SCOrch
8 1 (0.29%) TADDM
8 1 (0.29%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 40 (11.59%) Oracle
2 35 (10.14%) Microsoft
3 32 (9.28%) IBM
4 24 (6.96%) Cisco
4 24 (6.96%) SAP
5 18 (5.22%) EMC
6 14 (4.06%) HP
7 12 (3.48%) CheckPoint
7 12 (3.48%) ServiceNow
7 12 (3.48%) VMware
8 10 (2.90%) F5
9 9 (2.61%) Veritas
10 8 (2.32%) Avaya
10 8 (2.32%) Citrix
11 7 (2.03%) Cognos
11 7 (2.03%) Sybase
12 6 (1.74%) Blue Coat
12 6 (1.74%) Brocade
12 6 (1.74%) CA
13 5 (1.45%) Informatica
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