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 20 January 2017 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
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Consultant
UK / Scotland
Rank 23 25 26
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 113 153 152
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 6.79% 5.87% 5.80%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.10% 6.28% 6.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 70 63
Median daily rate £400 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £251 £286 £311
10% offered a daily rate of more than £542 £550 £590
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £438 £438
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £100.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £52.50 £46.00 £24.75
% change year-on-year
+14.13% +85.85%

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
1592 2435 2510
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 95.67% 93.37% 95.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 891 1314 1345
Median daily rate £363 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £240 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 34 50
Median hourly rate £17.32 £19.02 £16.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.93% +13.01%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.20 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

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 20 January 2017.

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 20 January 2017. 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 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 +6 68 £413 +3.12% 17
Glasgow -1 25 £444 +10.93% 8
Fife +4 5 £255 -68.12%
West Lothian -3 3 £350 -
Dundee - 3 £375 - 2
Aberdeen -12 2 £310 - 1
Stirling - 1 £330 -
Aberdeenshire - 1 £450 -
Consultant
UK

Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 20 January 2017, 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 60 (26.09%) Finance
2 39 (16.96%) Agile Software Development
3 36 (15.65%) SQL
4 35 (15.22%) Microsoft
5 30 (13.04%) Windows
6 28 (12.17%) Data Centre
7 24 (10.43%) Security Cleared
8 23 (10.00%) Oracle
8 23 (10.00%) Law
9 22 (9.57%) Banking
10 20 (8.70%) Stakeholder Management
10 20 (8.70%) Active Directory
11 19 (8.26%) DNS
11 19 (8.26%) SC Cleared
12 18 (7.83%) Analytical Skills
13 17 (7.39%) Information Security
14 16 (6.96%) Business Intelligence
14 16 (6.96%) SAP
15 15 (6.52%) Java
16 14 (6.09%) Python
16 14 (6.09%) CISSP
17 13 (5.65%) Cisco
17 13 (5.65%) Firewall
17 13 (5.65%) Degree
17 13 (5.65%) F5
17 13 (5.65%) Relational Database
18 12 (5.22%) Mentoring
18 12 (5.22%) Cybersecurity
18 12 (5.22%) Management Information System
18 12 (5.22%) Linux

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 7 (3.04%) JBoss
2 6 (2.61%) WebSphere
3 4 (1.74%) CMS
3 4 (1.74%) MS Exchange
3 4 (1.74%) SAS
4 3 (1.30%) Joomla!
4 3 (1.30%) SharePoint
4 3 (1.30%) WebLogic
5 2 (0.87%) Apache
5 2 (0.87%) IIS
5 2 (0.87%) Skype for Business
5 2 (0.87%) Tomcat
5 2 (0.87%) WebLogic Portal
6 1 (0.43%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.43%) IBM Domino
6 1 (0.43%) iPlanet
6 1 (0.43%) NetWeaver
6 1 (0.43%) OpenStack
Applications
1 11 (4.78%) MS Excel
2 8 (3.48%) MS Office
2 8 (3.48%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.43%) Adobe Captivate
3 1 (0.43%) EngageOne
3 1 (0.43%) InDesign
3 1 (0.43%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (1.30%) SAP IS-U
1 3 (1.30%) SAP MDM
2 2 (0.87%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (0.87%) SAP Business One
3 1 (0.43%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.43%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.43%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.43%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.43%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.43%) Oracle Assets
3 1 (0.43%) Oracle Cash Management
3 1 (0.43%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.43%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.43%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (0.43%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.43%) SAP HR
3 1 (0.43%) SAP Payroll
3 1 (0.43%) SAP SD
3 1 (0.43%) Sonata
3 1 (0.43%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.87%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (0.87%) Office 365
2 2 (0.87%) SaaS
3 1 (0.43%) Adobe Creative Cloud
3 1 (0.43%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.43%) Force.com
3 1 (0.43%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.43%) Google Tag Manager
3 1 (0.43%) OneDrive
3 1 (0.43%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 19 (8.26%) DNS
2 13 (5.65%) Firewall
3 10 (4.35%) DHCP
4 7 (3.04%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 7 (3.04%) Network Security
5 6 (2.61%) BIG-IP
6 5 (2.17%) TCP/IP
7 4 (1.74%) Cisco ASA
7 4 (1.74%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 4 (1.74%) Internet
7 4 (1.74%) Intranet
7 4 (1.74%) WAN
8 3 (1.30%) LDAP
8 3 (1.30%) Skype
9 2 (0.87%) FTP
9 2 (0.87%) HTTPS
9 2 (0.87%) Kerberos
9 2 (0.87%) LAN
9 2 (0.87%) SSL
9 2 (0.87%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (5.65%) Relational Database
2 12 (5.22%) SQL Server
3 11 (4.78%) RDBMS
4 8 (3.48%) Big Data
5 7 (3.04%) BusinessObjects
5 7 (3.04%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (2.61%) Oracle Database
6 6 (2.61%) Oracle Reports
7 5 (2.17%) DB2
7 5 (2.17%) Power BI
7 5 (2.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (1.74%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
8 4 (1.74%) SAP Data Services
9 3 (1.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 2 (0.87%) Apache Hive
10 2 (0.87%) Azure SQL Database
10 2 (0.87%) NoSQL
10 2 (0.87%) Oracle Database 11g
10 2 (0.87%) SQL Server 2012
10 2 (0.87%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 4 (1.74%) Git (software)
1 4 (1.74%) JIRA
2 2 (0.87%) GitLab
2 2 (0.87%) HP UFT
2 2 (0.87%) Jenkins
2 2 (0.87%) Log4j
2 2 (0.87%) PVCS
2 2 (0.87%) Selenium
2 2 (0.87%) Talend Open Studio
2 2 (0.87%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.43%) Cucumber
3 1 (0.43%) ERwin
3 1 (0.43%) Gradle
3 1 (0.43%) LoadRunner
3 1 (0.43%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (0.43%) Subversion
General
1 60 (26.09%) Finance
2 23 (10.00%) Law
3 22 (9.57%) Banking
4 7 (3.04%) Retail
5 5 (2.17%) Back Office
6 4 (1.74%) Billing
6 4 (1.74%) Publishing
7 3 (1.30%) Advertising
7 3 (1.30%) Retail Banking
8 2 (0.87%) Marketing
9 1 (0.43%) Corporate Banking
9 1 (0.43%) General Ledger
9 1 (0.43%) Legal
9 1 (0.43%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (5.22%) CSS
2 9 (3.91%) HTML
3 7 (3.04%) XML
4 6 (2.61%) Web Services
5 5 (2.17%) Visualforce
6 4 (1.74%) .NET
6 4 (1.74%) J2EE
6 4 (1.74%) Java EE
6 4 (1.74%) Sass
7 3 (1.30%) JSP
7 3 (1.30%) Middleware
7 3 (1.30%) WebSphere MQ
8 2 (0.87%) CSS3
8 2 (0.87%) HTML5
8 2 (0.87%) ISPF
8 2 (0.87%) JMS
8 2 (0.87%) jQuery
9 1 (0.43%) RESTful
9 1 (0.43%) RichFaces
9 1 (0.43%) Tivoli Directory Integrator
Miscellaneous
1 28 (12.17%) Data Centre
2 18 (7.83%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (5.22%) Management Information System
4 11 (4.78%) User Experience
5 9 (3.91%) Computer Science
6 7 (3.04%) Cryptography
7 5 (2.17%) Mobile App
8 4 (1.74%) Clustering
8 4 (1.74%) Fintech
8 4 (1.74%) PKI
9 3 (1.30%) Credit Risk
9 3 (1.30%) Cyberthreat
9 3 (1.30%) Statistics
9 3 (1.30%) Tandem
10 2 (0.87%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.87%) iSeries
10 2 (0.87%) Replication
10 2 (0.87%) Visualisation
11 1 (0.43%) CESG
11 1 (0.43%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 30 (13.04%) Windows
2 12 (5.22%) Linux
3 11 (4.78%) Unix
4 9 (3.91%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (2.61%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (2.17%) Windows Server
7 4 (1.74%) Solaris
7 4 (1.74%) Windows 10
8 3 (1.30%) Windows 7
8 3 (1.30%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (0.87%) AIX
9 2 (0.87%) zOS
10 1 (0.43%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.43%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.43%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (16.96%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (8.70%) Stakeholder Management
3 17 (7.39%) Information Security
4 16 (6.96%) Business Intelligence
5 12 (5.22%) Cybersecurity
5 12 (5.22%) Mentoring
6 11 (4.78%) Change Management
6 11 (4.78%) ETL
6 11 (4.78%) Risk Management
6 11 (4.78%) Service Delivery
6 11 (4.78%) SIEM
7 10 (4.35%) BDD
7 10 (4.35%) Configuration Management
7 10 (4.35%) ITIL
7 10 (4.35%) Migration
7 10 (4.35%) Project Management
7 10 (4.35%) User Stories
8 9 (3.91%) Analytics
8 9 (3.91%) Scrum
8 9 (3.91%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 36 (15.65%) SQL
2 15 (6.52%) Java
3 14 (6.09%) Python
4 10 (4.35%) PowerShell
5 8 (3.48%) PL/SQL
6 7 (3.04%) JavaScript
7 6 (2.61%) C#
7 6 (2.61%) Perl
8 5 (2.17%) Apex Code
9 4 (1.74%) VBScript
10 3 (1.30%) PHP
10 3 (1.30%) Shell Script
10 3 (1.30%) VBA
11 2 (0.87%) C
11 2 (0.87%) JCL
11 2 (0.87%) Ruby
11 2 (0.87%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.43%) ABAP
12 1 (0.43%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.43%) C++
Qualifications
1 24 (10.43%) Security Cleared
2 19 (8.26%) SC Cleared
3 14 (6.09%) CISSP
4 13 (5.65%) Degree
5 10 (4.35%) CEH
6 9 (3.91%) GIAC
7 7 (3.04%) CREST Certified
7 7 (3.04%) Microsoft Certification
7 7 (3.04%) SANS
8 5 (2.17%) CISM
9 2 (0.87%) CCNP
9 2 (0.87%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (0.87%) MCP
9 2 (0.87%) MCSE
9 2 (0.87%) MCTS
10 1 (0.43%) ISEB
10 1 (0.43%) ISTQB
10 1 (0.43%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.43%) MCSA
10 1 (0.43%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.74%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (1.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.87%) QA
4 1 (0.43%) COBIT
4 1 (0.43%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.43%) GDPR
4 1 (0.43%) ISO27005
4 1 (0.43%) JSP 440
4 1 (0.43%) MiFID
4 1 (0.43%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.43%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (8.70%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.30%) VMware ESX
4 2 (0.87%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (0.87%) Time Sharing Option
4 2 (0.87%) vSphere
4 2 (0.87%) XenApp
4 2 (0.87%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.43%) Apache Flume
5 1 (0.43%) Firmware
5 1 (0.43%) RACF
5 1 (0.43%) SRDF
5 1 (0.43%) Tivoli Directory Server
5 1 (0.43%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 1 (0.43%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.43%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 7 (3.04%) SCCM
2 5 (2.17%) Norton AntiVirus
3 4 (1.74%) QRadar
4 3 (1.30%) Ansible
4 3 (1.30%) Tivoli
5 2 (0.87%) BMC PATROL
5 2 (0.87%) SCOM
6 1 (0.43%) Cacti
6 1 (0.43%) Data Guard
6 1 (0.43%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (0.43%) Nagios
6 1 (0.43%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.43%) Netcool
6 1 (0.43%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 1 (0.43%) Oracle RMAN
6 1 (0.43%) Puppet
6 1 (0.43%) SolarWinds Orion
6 1 (0.43%) Tivoli Identity Manager
6 1 (0.43%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (0.43%) WSUS
Vendors
1 35 (15.22%) Microsoft
2 23 (10.00%) Oracle
3 16 (6.96%) SAP
4 13 (5.65%) Cisco
4 13 (5.65%) F5
5 11 (4.78%) IBM
6 10 (4.35%) Intel Security
7 9 (3.91%) CheckPoint
8 8 (3.48%) Symantec
9 7 (3.04%) Salesforce.com
10 5 (2.17%) HP
10 5 (2.17%) Qualys
10 5 (2.17%) Splunk
10 5 (2.17%) Teradata
10 5 (2.17%) VMware
11 4 (1.74%) Blue Coat
11 4 (1.74%) Citrix
11 4 (1.74%) Informatica
11 4 (1.74%) Tableau
12 3 (1.30%) PeopleSoft
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