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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Consultant
Rank 43 42 24
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -18
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 102 104 133
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 3.37% 3.93% 5.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.60% 4.26% 5.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 43 59
Average daily rate
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£444 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.93% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £313 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £425 £420
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £36.00 £60.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £40.75 £42.50
% change year-on-year
-11.04% -4.11%
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
2836 2444 2243
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 93.75% 92.47% 92.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 1528 1288 1105
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £230 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 65 54
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.48 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.44% +12.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £10.47
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £33.50 £40.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -

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 24 April 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 24 April 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 +4 46 £438 +9.37% 10
Glasgow -2 35 £450 +20.40% 7
Aberdeen +4 8 £375 -31.81% 2
Stirling -6 2 £463 -
Dundee +3 1 £210 -51.16%
Renfrewshire -1 1 - -
North Lanarkshire -4 1 - - 1
West Lothian - 1 - -
Fife - 1 - -
Consultant
UK

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 62 (25.62%) Finance
2 37 (15.29%) SAP
2 37 (15.29%) Windows
3 27 (11.16%) Microsoft
4 26 (10.74%) Oracle
5 25 (10.33%) Migration
6 24 (9.92%) Project Management
7 22 (9.09%) Security Cleared
8 20 (8.26%) Test Scripting
9 19 (7.85%) VMware
9 19 (7.85%) SQL
10 18 (7.44%) Windows Server 2008
11 17 (7.02%) SC Cleared
11 17 (7.02%) Change Management
11 17 (7.02%) ITIL
11 17 (7.02%) SAN
12 16 (6.61%) Firewall
12 16 (6.61%) Agile Software Development
13 15 (6.20%) HP
13 15 (6.20%) SQL Server
13 15 (6.20%) SharePoint
13 15 (6.20%) VMware Infrastructure
14 14 (5.79%) SCCM
14 14 (5.79%) Data Analysis
14 14 (5.79%) PeopleSoft
15 13 (5.37%) Business Objects
15 13 (5.37%) ABAP
15 13 (5.37%) MS Excel
15 13 (5.37%) Banking
16 12 (4.96%) GAP Analysis

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Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 15 (6.20%) SharePoint
2 6 (2.48%) NetWeaver
2 6 (2.48%) SAS
2 6 (2.48%) Lync
2 6 (2.48%) WebSphere
3 4 (1.65%) IIS
3 4 (1.65%) JBoss
3 4 (1.65%) Oracle Workflow
4 3 (1.24%) SharePoint 2013
4 3 (1.24%) IBM Notes
4 3 (1.24%) WebLogic
5 2 (0.83%) CICS
5 2 (0.83%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (0.83%) Apache
5 2 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.41%) AquaLogic
6 1 (0.41%) Umbraco
6 1 (0.41%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 13 (5.37%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.83%) MS Office
2 2 (0.83%) Windchill
3 1 (0.41%) SOLIDWORKS
3 1 (0.41%) AutoCAD
3 1 (0.41%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.41%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 9 (3.72%) SAP IS-U
2 7 (2.89%) Oracle EBS
2 7 (2.89%) SAP MM
3 6 (2.48%) Oracle EBS R12
3 6 (2.48%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 6 (2.48%) Dynamics CRM
4 5 (2.07%) SAP SCM
4 5 (2.07%) Oracle Applications
5 4 (1.65%) SAP SD
6 3 (1.24%) SAP HR
7 2 (0.83%) Agresso
7 2 (0.83%) Oracle 11i
7 2 (0.83%) Oracle ERP
7 2 (0.83%) SAP Payroll
7 2 (0.83%) SAP HCM
7 2 (0.83%) HFM
8 1 (0.41%) Dynamics AX
8 1 (0.41%) Siebel Analytics
8 1 (0.41%) Oracle BPM
8 1 (0.41%) AquaLogic BPM
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.48%) Office 365
1 6 (2.48%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (1.65%) SaaS
3 1 (0.41%) Taleo
3 1 (0.41%) Force.com
3 1 (0.41%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (7.02%) SAN
2 16 (6.61%) Firewall
3 8 (3.31%) WAN
4 5 (2.07%) LAN
5 4 (1.65%) Network Security
6 3 (1.24%) Cisco Nexus
6 3 (1.24%) TCP/IP
6 3 (1.24%) VPN
7 2 (0.83%) FTP
7 2 (0.83%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (0.83%) Intrusion Detection
8 1 (0.41%) iSCSI
8 1 (0.41%) Cisco IOS
8 1 (0.41%) NAS
8 1 (0.41%) NetScaler
8 1 (0.41%) HTTP
8 1 (0.41%) ATM
8 1 (0.41%) Broadband
8 1 (0.41%) SSL
8 1 (0.41%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (6.20%) SQL Server
2 11 (4.55%) BusinessObjects
3 7 (2.89%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (2.07%) Oracle BI EE
4 5 (2.07%) SAP HANA
5 4 (1.65%) SAP BI
5 4 (1.65%) Oracle Reports
5 4 (1.65%) Oracle BI Publisher
6 3 (1.24%) Data Mining
6 3 (1.24%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (1.24%) DB2
6 3 (1.24%) SAP BW
6 3 (1.24%) PowerCenter
7 2 (0.83%) MS Access
7 2 (0.83%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.83%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (0.83%) SAP Data Services
7 2 (0.83%) QlikView
7 2 (0.83%) BusinessObjects XI
8 1 (0.41%) Data Mart
Development Applications
1 2 (0.83%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.41%) JIRA
2 1 (0.41%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.41%) JBehave
2 1 (0.41%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.41%) Log4j
2 1 (0.41%) JUnit
2 1 (0.41%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
2 1 (0.41%) JDeveloper
General
1 62 (25.62%) Finance
2 13 (5.37%) Banking
3 10 (4.13%) Retail
4 6 (2.48%) Manufacturing
4 6 (2.48%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.24%) Retail Banking
6 2 (0.83%) Publishing
6 2 (0.83%) Law
7 1 (0.41%) Marketing
7 1 (0.41%) International Banking
7 1 (0.41%) Billing
7 1 (0.41%) Legal
7 1 (0.41%) Advertising
7 1 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (3.31%) .NET
2 7 (2.89%) HTML
3 6 (2.48%) CSS
3 6 (2.48%) Middleware
4 5 (2.07%) SAP Basis
4 5 (2.07%) XML
5 4 (1.65%) Web Services
5 4 (1.65%) ASP.NET
6 3 (1.24%) Application Packaging
6 3 (1.24%) .NET Framework
6 3 (1.24%) SAP Business Workflow
6 3 (1.24%) XSLT
7 2 (0.83%) Flash
7 2 (0.83%) EDI
7 2 (0.83%) REST
7 2 (0.83%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (0.83%) jQuery
7 2 (0.83%) JSON
8 1 (0.41%) Windows SharePoint Services
8 1 (0.41%) SAP PI
Miscellaneous
1 7 (2.89%) User Experience
2 6 (2.48%) Management Information System
3 5 (2.07%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (2.07%) Replication
3 5 (2.07%) Client/Server
4 4 (1.65%) CESG
5 3 (1.24%) PKI
5 3 (1.24%) RMADS
5 3 (1.24%) Cryptography
5 3 (1.24%) Clustering
6 2 (0.83%) CESG CLAS
6 2 (0.83%) Enterprise Storage
6 2 (0.83%) Data Extraction
6 2 (0.83%) Online Banking
6 2 (0.83%) Animation
7 1 (0.41%) VSAM
7 1 (0.41%) Data Integration
7 1 (0.41%) SCADA
7 1 (0.41%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.41%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 37 (15.29%) Windows
2 18 (7.44%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (4.96%) Linux
4 8 (3.31%) UNIX
5 7 (2.89%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (2.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (2.07%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (1.24%) AIX
7 3 (1.24%) HPUX
7 3 (1.24%) Solaris
8 2 (0.83%) Windows 2000
8 2 (0.83%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.41%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (10.33%) Migration
2 24 (9.92%) Project Management
3 20 (8.26%) Test Scripting
4 17 (7.02%) Change Management
4 17 (7.02%) ITIL
5 16 (6.61%) Agile Software Development
6 14 (5.79%) Data Analysis
7 12 (4.96%) GAP Analysis
7 12 (4.96%) ERP
8 11 (4.55%) Workflow
9 10 (4.13%) Risk Assessment
9 10 (4.13%) Information Security
9 10 (4.13%) Use Case
10 9 (3.72%) Stakeholder Management
10 9 (3.72%) Risk Management
10 9 (3.72%) CRM
10 9 (3.72%) Business Intelligence
11 8 (3.31%) Service Management
11 8 (3.31%) Integration Testing
11 8 (3.31%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 19 (7.85%) SQL
2 13 (5.37%) ABAP
3 11 (4.55%) Java
4 10 (4.13%) PowerShell
5 7 (2.89%) PL/SQL
5 7 (2.89%) JavaScript
6 5 (2.07%) C#
7 4 (1.65%) VBA
8 3 (1.24%) C
9 2 (0.83%) Perl
9 2 (0.83%) VBScript
9 2 (0.83%) Python
10 1 (0.41%) COBOL
10 1 (0.41%) Assembly Language
10 1 (0.41%) REXX
Qualifications
1 22 (9.09%) Security Cleared
2 17 (7.02%) SC Cleared
3 8 (3.31%) CISSP
3 8 (3.31%) Degree
4 7 (2.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 7 (2.89%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (2.48%) CISM
6 5 (2.07%) MCSE
6 5 (2.07%) PMP
6 5 (2.07%) PMI Certification
7 3 (1.24%) MCITP
8 2 (0.83%) A+ Certification
8 2 (0.83%) CISA
8 2 (0.83%) GCIA
8 2 (0.83%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (0.83%) CRISC
8 2 (0.83%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.41%) ISSMP
9 1 (0.41%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.41%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 5 (2.07%) PCI DSS
1 5 (2.07%) Data Quality
2 4 (1.65%) COBIT
3 3 (1.24%) QA
3 3 (1.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.83%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (6.20%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (3.72%) Active Directory
3 5 (2.07%) vSphere
4 3 (1.24%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 3 (1.24%) VMware ESX
5 2 (0.83%) DFS Replication
5 2 (0.83%) SRDF
5 2 (0.83%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.41%) VMware Server
6 1 (0.41%) Forefront TMG
6 1 (0.41%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.41%) vCloud
6 1 (0.41%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 14 (5.79%) SCCM
2 5 (2.07%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 5 (2.07%) NetBackup
3 3 (1.24%) Oracle RMAN
4 2 (0.83%) WSUS
4 2 (0.83%) SCOM
5 1 (0.41%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.41%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.41%) TeamSite
5 1 (0.41%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 37 (15.29%) SAP
2 27 (11.16%) Microsoft
3 26 (10.74%) Oracle
4 19 (7.85%) VMware
5 15 (6.20%) HP
6 14 (5.79%) PeopleSoft
7 13 (5.37%) Business Objects
8 12 (4.96%) Cisco
9 11 (4.55%) EMC
10 9 (3.72%) Informatica
11 6 (2.48%) CommVault
11 6 (2.48%) Dell
12 5 (2.07%) ArcSight
12 5 (2.07%) Symantec
12 5 (2.07%) Red Hat
12 5 (2.07%) NetApp
12 5 (2.07%) Veritas
13 4 (1.65%) Citrix
13 4 (1.65%) IBM
13 4 (1.65%) ServiceNow
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