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 August 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 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Consultant
Rank 34 24 17
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 148 178 171
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 4.45% 6.47% 6.98%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.80% 7.01% 7.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 69 78
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£425 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £282 £307
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £605 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £440 £425 £420
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +1.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £30.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.75 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -18.18%
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
3083 2539 2296
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 92.72% 92.33% 93.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 1600 1288 1111
Average daily rate £365 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 47 83
Average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £14.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +22.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £11.05 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £46.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -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 August 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 31 August 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 -1 79 £418 +2.76% 17
Glasgow -4 40 £375 -5.66% 14
Renfrewshire -1 4 £413 +18.71%
Aberdeen -3 4 £550 +77.41% 2
Fife -7 2 - -
North Lanarkshire -9 1 - -
West Lothian -10 1 - -
Inverclyde - 1 - -
Perth and Kinross - 1 £515 -
Consultant
UK

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 74 (29.72%) Finance
2 45 (18.07%) SAP
3 33 (13.25%) Migration
4 31 (12.45%) Windows
5 29 (11.65%) Oracle
6 27 (10.84%) Agile Software Development
7 26 (10.44%) SAP IS-U
7 26 (10.44%) Microsoft
8 25 (10.04%) Data Centre
9 22 (8.84%) Banking
10 20 (8.03%) Stakeholder Management
11 18 (7.23%) Informatica
11 18 (7.23%) CRM
12 17 (6.83%) ERP
12 17 (6.83%) SOA
12 17 (6.83%) Security Cleared
13 16 (6.43%) Java
13 16 (6.43%) Web Services
13 16 (6.43%) UNIX
13 16 (6.43%) Cisco
13 16 (6.43%) VMware
14 14 (5.62%) Active Directory
14 14 (5.62%) HP
15 13 (5.22%) SQL
15 13 (5.22%) VMware Infrastructure
15 13 (5.22%) PowerShell
15 13 (5.22%) Windows Server 2008
16 12 (4.82%) Smart Meter
16 12 (4.82%) User Experience
16 12 (4.82%) SQL Server

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 11 (4.42%) SharePoint
2 9 (3.61%) WebLogic
2 9 (3.61%) Oracle Service Bus
2 9 (3.61%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 5 (2.01%) NetWeaver
4 4 (1.61%) PowerExchange
4 4 (1.61%) MS Exchange
5 3 (1.20%) IIS
5 3 (1.20%) SharePoint 2010
5 3 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (0.80%) Lync
6 2 (0.80%) JBoss
6 2 (0.80%) SAS
6 2 (0.80%) CICS
6 2 (0.80%) Oracle Workflow
6 2 (0.80%) Apache
6 2 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.40%) WordPress
7 1 (0.40%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 10 (4.02%) MS Excel
2 7 (2.81%) Adobe Illustrator
2 7 (2.81%) Photoshop
3 3 (1.20%) MS Office
4 2 (0.80%) Windchill
4 2 (0.80%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.40%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.40%) CATIA
5 1 (0.40%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.40%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 26 (10.44%) SAP IS-U
2 10 (4.02%) SAP CRM
3 6 (2.41%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (1.61%) SAP MM
5 3 (1.20%) Endur
5 3 (1.20%) BusinessWorks
5 3 (1.20%) Dynamics NAV
5 3 (1.20%) TIBCO iProcess
5 3 (1.20%) SAP SCM
6 2 (0.80%) Workday HCM
6 2 (0.80%) Oracle EBS R12
6 2 (0.80%) Oracle ERP
6 2 (0.80%) SAP PM
6 2 (0.80%) SAP SD
6 2 (0.80%) Oracle 11i
6 2 (0.80%) Agresso
6 2 (0.80%) SAP PP
7 1 (0.40%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.40%) SAP HR
7 1 (0.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.01%) Office 365
2 4 (1.61%) SaaS
3 2 (0.80%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.40%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 10 (4.02%) TCP/IP
1 10 (4.02%) SAN
1 10 (4.02%) Firewall
2 6 (2.41%) Network Security
3 4 (1.61%) iSCSI
3 4 (1.61%) Fibre Channel
3 4 (1.61%) DNS
3 4 (1.61%) WAN
4 3 (1.20%) DHCP
4 3 (1.20%) LDAP
4 3 (1.20%) NAS
5 2 (0.80%) PPP
5 2 (0.80%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (0.80%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (0.80%) VLAN
5 2 (0.80%) ATM
5 2 (0.80%) ISDN
5 2 (0.80%) LAN
5 2 (0.80%) OSPF
5 2 (0.80%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (4.82%) SQL Server
2 10 (4.02%) PowerCenter
2 10 (4.02%) Oracle Database 11g
2 10 (4.02%) Oracle Database
3 8 (3.21%) BusinessObjects
4 7 (2.81%) Oracle BI EE
5 5 (2.01%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (2.01%) SAP HANA
6 4 (1.61%) Oracle Reports
6 4 (1.61%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (1.20%) Spotfire
8 2 (0.80%) QlikView
8 2 (0.80%) SAP BI
8 2 (0.80%) DB2
8 2 (0.80%) Big Data
8 2 (0.80%) IBM InfoSphere
8 2 (0.80%) SAP Data Services
9 1 (0.40%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.40%) Oracle BI Publisher
9 1 (0.40%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 11 (4.42%) Axure RP
2 2 (0.80%) Toad
2 2 (0.80%) Selenium
3 1 (0.40%) FitNesse
3 1 (0.40%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 1 (0.40%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (0.40%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.40%) HP UFT
3 1 (0.40%) LoadRunner
3 1 (0.40%) MSI
3 1 (0.40%) InstallShield
General
1 74 (29.72%) Finance
2 22 (8.84%) Banking
3 11 (4.42%) Law
4 10 (4.02%) Billing
5 6 (2.41%) Financial Institution
5 6 (2.41%) Back Office
6 5 (2.01%) Retail
7 3 (1.20%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.80%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.80%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.40%) Marketing
9 1 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.40%) Advertising
9 1 (0.40%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.40%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (6.43%) Web Services
2 11 (4.42%) Middleware
2 11 (4.42%) Oracle Fusion
3 9 (3.61%) WebCenter
3 9 (3.61%) XML
4 5 (2.01%) HTML
4 5 (2.01%) SAP Basis
5 3 (1.20%) CSS
5 3 (1.20%) XSLT
6 2 (0.80%) Flash
6 2 (0.80%) .NET
6 2 (0.80%) Application Packaging
7 1 (0.40%) Software Packaging
7 1 (0.40%) jQuery
7 1 (0.40%) Drools
7 1 (0.40%) SAP PI
7 1 (0.40%) ISPF
7 1 (0.40%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.40%) BAPI
7 1 (0.40%) SAP XI
Miscellaneous
1 25 (10.04%) Data Centre
2 12 (4.82%) User Experience
2 12 (4.82%) Smart Meter
3 9 (3.61%) Clustering
4 8 (3.21%) iPad
4 8 (3.21%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (2.41%) Mainframe
6 5 (2.01%) CLARiiON
6 5 (2.01%) Visualisation
7 4 (1.61%) EqualLogic
7 4 (1.61%) Celerra
8 3 (1.20%) Smartphone
9 2 (0.80%) Online Banking
9 2 (0.80%) Data Integration
9 2 (0.80%) DataPower
9 2 (0.80%) Computer Science
9 2 (0.80%) NHS
9 2 (0.80%) HACMP
10 1 (0.40%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.40%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 31 (12.45%) Windows
2 16 (6.43%) UNIX
3 13 (5.22%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (2.81%) Solaris
4 7 (2.81%) Linux
5 6 (2.41%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (2.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (2.01%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (1.61%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.80%) AIX
8 2 (0.80%) HPUX
8 2 (0.80%) Windows XP
8 2 (0.80%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (13.25%) Migration
2 27 (10.84%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (8.03%) Stakeholder Management
4 18 (7.23%) CRM
5 17 (6.83%) ERP
5 17 (6.83%) SOA
6 12 (4.82%) ITIL
7 10 (4.02%) Business Intelligence
7 10 (4.02%) Data Management
7 10 (4.02%) Master Data Management
8 9 (3.61%) Customer Engagement
9 7 (2.81%) Data Migration
9 7 (2.81%) Workflow
9 7 (2.81%) Line Management
9 7 (2.81%) Analytics
10 6 (2.41%) Project Management
10 6 (2.41%) Data Modelling
10 6 (2.41%) E-Commerce
11 5 (2.01%) Risk Management
11 5 (2.01%) SAP Implementation
Programming Languages
1 16 (6.43%) Java
2 13 (5.22%) SQL
2 13 (5.22%) PowerShell
3 7 (2.81%) ABAP
4 5 (2.01%) VB
5 4 (1.61%) JavaScript
6 3 (1.20%) VBScript
7 2 (0.80%) C
7 2 (0.80%) REXX
8 1 (0.40%) Tcl
8 1 (0.40%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.40%) JCL
8 1 (0.40%) XPath
8 1 (0.40%) VBA
8 1 (0.40%) Assembly Language
8 1 (0.40%) C++
8 1 (0.40%) PHP
8 1 (0.40%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (6.83%) Security Cleared
2 9 (3.61%) SC Cleared
3 6 (2.41%) Degree
3 6 (2.41%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (2.41%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (2.01%) CCIE
4 5 (2.01%) CCNA
5 4 (1.61%) CISSP
5 4 (1.61%) CCNP
6 2 (0.80%) MCP
6 2 (0.80%) MCSE
6 2 (0.80%) A+ Certification
6 2 (0.80%) CISA
6 2 (0.80%) CISM
6 2 (0.80%) CCSA
6 2 (0.80%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.40%) Six Sigma Black Belt
7 1 (0.40%) CRISC
7 1 (0.40%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (0.40%) ISSMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (4.42%) Data Quality
2 3 (1.20%) QA
2 3 (1.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.80%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.40%) COBIT
4 1 (0.40%) SLA
4 1 (0.40%) BS7799
System Software
1 14 (5.62%) Active Directory
2 13 (5.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (3.21%) Hyper-V
3 8 (3.21%) VMware ESX
3 8 (3.21%) vSphere
4 7 (2.81%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 7 (2.81%) Veritas File System
4 7 (2.81%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 2 (0.80%) GPFS
6 1 (0.40%) Time Sharing Option
6 1 (0.40%) Tivoli Directory Server
6 1 (0.40%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.40%) vCloud
6 1 (0.40%) XenApp
6 1 (0.40%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (0.40%) VMware Server
6 1 (0.40%) RACF
Systems Management
1 5 (2.01%) SCCM
2 2 (0.80%) FortiGate
3 1 (0.40%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 1 (0.40%) SCOM
3 1 (0.40%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.40%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.40%) Tivoli Identity Manager
3 1 (0.40%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (0.40%) Control-M
3 1 (0.40%) MIIS
3 1 (0.40%) NetBackup
3 1 (0.40%) Backup Exec
3 1 (0.40%) WSUS
Vendors
1 45 (18.07%) SAP
2 29 (11.65%) Oracle
3 26 (10.44%) Microsoft
4 18 (7.23%) Informatica
5 16 (6.43%) Cisco
5 16 (6.43%) VMware
6 14 (5.62%) HP
7 10 (4.02%) IBM
8 8 (3.21%) Veritas
9 6 (2.41%) EMC
10 5 (2.01%) Dell Compellent
11 4 (1.61%) ServiceNow
11 4 (1.61%) Dell
12 3 (1.20%) Citrix
12 3 (1.20%) F5
12 3 (1.20%) CheckPoint
12 3 (1.20%) TIBCO
12 3 (1.20%) OpenLink
13 2 (0.80%) CommVault
13 2 (0.80%) Red Hat
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