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 18 December 2014 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Consultant
Rank 28 29 20
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -9
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 152 118 133
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 5.44% 4.77% 6.07%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.79% 5.18% 6.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 53 63
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£413 £450 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +23.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £354 £302
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £545 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £430 £425 £425
% change year-on-year
+1.17% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £13.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.25 £19.17 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+42.14% -48.88%
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
2627 2280 2061
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 94.06% 92.20% 94.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 1389 1157 1065
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 81 81
Average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.06% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £41.90 £34.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 18 December 2014.

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 18 December 2014. 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 +3 54 £400 -11.11% 10
Glasgow +12 46 £383 -8.92% 4
Aberdeen +1 11 £475 - 3
West Lothian +15 7 - -
Stirling -10 2 £303 -
North Lanarkshire - 2 - -
Lothian - - - -
Consultant
UK

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, 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 94 (29.65%) Finance
2 68 (21.45%) Oracle
3 42 (13.25%) Microsoft
4 41 (12.93%) SQL
5 40 (12.62%) Windows
6 36 (11.36%) Migration
6 36 (11.36%) Workflow
6 36 (11.36%) SAP
7 30 (9.46%) ITIL
7 30 (9.46%) Banking
8 27 (8.52%) Security Cleared
8 27 (8.52%) Business Intelligence
9 26 (8.20%) VMware
9 26 (8.20%) HP
10 25 (7.89%) Firewall
10 25 (7.89%) SC Cleared
11 24 (7.57%) VMware Infrastructure
11 24 (7.57%) Information Security
12 23 (7.26%) Oracle Workflow
12 23 (7.26%) Oracle EBS R12
13 22 (6.94%) Management Information System
14 20 (6.31%) Agile Software Development
15 19 (5.99%) Oracle EBS
16 18 (5.68%) Risk Management
16 18 (5.68%) Oracle Applications
17 17 (5.36%) Stakeholder Management
17 17 (5.36%) Project Management
17 17 (5.36%) SQL Server
17 17 (5.36%) Windows Server 2008
17 17 (5.36%) SCCM

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, 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 23 (7.26%) Oracle Workflow
2 14 (4.42%) SharePoint
3 11 (3.47%) Lync
3 11 (3.47%) SAS
4 8 (2.52%) IIS
4 8 (2.52%) WebSphere
5 5 (1.58%) JBoss
5 5 (1.58%) NetWeaver
6 4 (1.26%) WebLogic
7 3 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (0.95%) SharePoint 2013
7 3 (0.95%) MS Exchange
8 2 (0.63%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (0.63%) IBM Notes
8 2 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (0.63%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.32%) WebSphere Process Server
9 1 (0.32%) Oracle Application Server
9 1 (0.32%) Umbraco
9 1 (0.32%) Node.js
Applications
1 15 (4.73%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.26%) MS Office
3 1 (0.32%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 23 (7.26%) Oracle EBS R12
2 19 (5.99%) Oracle EBS
3 18 (5.68%) Oracle Applications
4 9 (2.84%) SAP IS-U
5 8 (2.52%) Oracle HRMS
6 6 (1.89%) SAP HR
7 5 (1.58%) Oracle Financials
7 5 (1.58%) Oracle Payroll
8 4 (1.26%) SAP CRM
8 4 (1.26%) SAP SD
8 4 (1.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 4 (1.26%) Oracle Receivables
9 3 (0.95%) Markit EDM
9 3 (0.95%) Oracle iProcurement
9 3 (0.95%) Oracle 11i
9 3 (0.95%) Agresso
9 3 (0.95%) SAP MM
10 2 (0.63%) SAP Payroll
10 2 (0.63%) SAP HCM
10 2 (0.63%) HFM
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.21%) Office 365
2 6 (1.89%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.32%) Taleo
3 1 (0.32%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.32%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (7.89%) Firewall
2 15 (4.73%) SAN
3 11 (3.47%) Intrusion Detection
4 10 (3.15%) TCP/IP
5 8 (2.52%) Internet
5 8 (2.52%) LAN
5 8 (2.52%) WAN
6 7 (2.21%) Reverse Proxy
6 7 (2.21%) Network Security
6 7 (2.21%) VPN
6 7 (2.21%) DNS
7 5 (1.58%) DHCP
8 4 (1.26%) Intranet
8 4 (1.26%) NAS
8 4 (1.26%) NetScaler
9 3 (0.95%) SSL
9 3 (0.95%) SNMP
10 1 (0.32%) Structured Cabling
10 1 (0.32%) iSCSI
10 1 (0.32%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (5.36%) SQL Server
2 10 (3.15%) Oracle Reports
3 9 (2.84%) Oracle BI EE
4 8 (2.52%) Oracle BI Publisher
5 7 (2.21%) Data Warehouse
5 7 (2.21%) BusinessObjects
6 6 (1.89%) Relational Database
7 5 (1.58%) Oracle Database
7 5 (1.58%) SAP BW
7 5 (1.58%) SAP BI
8 4 (1.26%) Oracle Database 11g
9 3 (0.95%) QlikView
9 3 (0.95%) BusinessObjects XI
10 2 (0.63%) RDBMS
10 2 (0.63%) MS Access
10 2 (0.63%) OLAP
10 2 (0.63%) SAP Data Services
10 2 (0.63%) SQL Server 2008
10 2 (0.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 1 (0.32%) Cognos Query Studio
Development Applications
1 2 (0.63%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.32%) Zephyr
2 1 (0.32%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.32%) JIRA
2 1 (0.32%) Selenium
2 1 (0.32%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.32%) JBehave
2 1 (0.32%) JUnit
2 1 (0.32%) JDeveloper
2 1 (0.32%) Toad
2 1 (0.32%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
2 1 (0.32%) Eclipse
2 1 (0.32%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (0.32%) ProC
2 1 (0.32%) Log4j
General
1 94 (29.65%) Finance
2 30 (9.46%) Banking
3 16 (5.05%) Retail
4 9 (2.84%) Advertising
5 6 (1.89%) Marketing
6 5 (1.58%) Retail Banking
7 4 (1.26%) Manufacturing
7 4 (1.26%) Publishing
7 4 (1.26%) Billing
8 3 (0.95%) Local Government
9 2 (0.63%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.63%) Legal
10 1 (0.32%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.32%) General Ledger
10 1 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.32%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (4.73%) Web Services
2 12 (3.79%) HTML
3 8 (2.52%) Middleware
4 7 (2.21%) CSS
5 6 (1.89%) .NET
6 5 (1.58%) Application Packaging
7 4 (1.26%) XSLT
7 4 (1.26%) XML
8 3 (0.95%) FIX Protocol
8 3 (0.95%) SAP Business Workflow
8 3 (0.95%) ASP.NET
8 3 (0.95%) EDI
8 3 (0.95%) Flash
9 2 (0.63%) SAP Basis
9 2 (0.63%) SAP XI
10 1 (0.32%) Ember.js
10 1 (0.32%) AngularJS
10 1 (0.32%) KnockoutJS
10 1 (0.32%) jBPM
10 1 (0.32%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 22 (6.94%) Management Information System
2 16 (5.05%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (3.79%) CESG
3 12 (3.79%) Computer Science
4 11 (3.47%) CESG CLAS
5 7 (2.21%) User Experience
5 7 (2.21%) Replication
6 5 (1.58%) Video Conferencing
6 5 (1.58%) Data Integration
6 5 (1.58%) RMADS
6 5 (1.58%) Enterprise Storage
6 5 (1.58%) Clustering
7 4 (1.26%) Thin Client
7 4 (1.26%) Smart Meter
7 4 (1.26%) Fat Client
7 4 (1.26%) Cryptography
8 3 (0.95%) Online Banking
8 3 (0.95%) Animation
8 3 (0.95%) Learning Management System
9 2 (0.63%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 40 (12.62%) Windows
2 17 (5.36%) Windows Server 2008
3 13 (4.10%) UNIX
4 9 (2.84%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (2.84%) Linux
5 5 (1.58%) Windows 2000
6 3 (0.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (0.95%) Solaris
7 2 (0.63%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (0.63%) HPUX
7 2 (0.63%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.32%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.32%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (0.32%) Android
8 1 (0.32%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.32%) AIX
8 1 (0.32%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (11.36%) Migration
1 36 (11.36%) Workflow
2 30 (9.46%) ITIL
3 27 (8.52%) Business Intelligence
4 24 (7.57%) Information Security
5 20 (6.31%) Agile Software Development
6 18 (5.68%) Risk Management
7 17 (5.36%) Stakeholder Management
7 17 (5.36%) Project Management
8 15 (4.73%) ERP
9 13 (4.10%) Test Scripting
9 13 (4.10%) CRM
9 13 (4.10%) SOA
10 12 (3.79%) E-business
10 12 (3.79%) Information Assurance
11 11 (3.47%) Risk Assessment
11 11 (3.47%) Data Modelling
12 10 (3.15%) Asset Management
12 10 (3.15%) Business Analysis
12 10 (3.15%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 41 (12.93%) SQL
2 15 (4.73%) PL/SQL
3 11 (3.47%) PowerShell
4 9 (2.84%) Java
5 8 (2.52%) JavaScript
6 6 (1.89%) Perl
6 6 (1.89%) C#
6 6 (1.89%) ABAP
6 6 (1.89%) R
7 5 (1.58%) C
8 3 (0.95%) Python
9 2 (0.63%) C++
9 2 (0.63%) VBScript
10 1 (0.32%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.32%) VBA
10 1 (0.32%) COBOL
10 1 (0.32%) PHP
Qualifications
1 27 (8.52%) Security Cleared
2 25 (7.89%) SC Cleared
3 16 (5.05%) Degree
4 12 (3.79%) CISSP
5 11 (3.47%) Microsoft Certification
6 8 (2.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 7 (2.21%) ITIL Certification
8 6 (1.89%) MCSE
9 5 (1.58%) CEH
10 4 (1.26%) CISM
10 4 (1.26%) PMP
11 3 (0.95%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 3 (0.95%) MCTS
11 3 (0.95%) CCSP
11 3 (0.95%) Cisco Certification
11 3 (0.95%) PMI Certification
11 3 (0.95%) SSCP
11 3 (0.95%) GIAC
12 2 (0.63%) GCIA
12 2 (0.63%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 7 (2.21%) GPG13
3 5 (1.58%) QA
3 5 (1.58%) PCI DSS
4 4 (1.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.95%) SLA
6 1 (0.32%) WCAG
6 1 (0.32%) COBIT
6 1 (0.32%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 24 (7.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (3.79%) Active Directory
3 6 (1.89%) vSphere
4 4 (1.26%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (0.95%) SRDF
5 3 (0.95%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (0.63%) VMware ESX
6 2 (0.63%) Firmware
6 2 (0.63%) DFS Replication
6 2 (0.63%) XenApp
6 2 (0.63%) vCloud
7 1 (0.32%) RHEV
7 1 (0.32%) KVM
7 1 (0.32%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.32%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.32%) Forefront TMG
7 1 (0.32%) Brightmail
Systems Management
1 17 (5.36%) SCCM
2 6 (1.89%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 5 (1.58%) NetBackup
4 4 (1.26%) Tivoli
4 4 (1.26%) SCOM
5 3 (0.95%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 2 (0.63%) WSUS
7 1 (0.32%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 1 (0.32%) HP Data Protector
7 1 (0.32%) HP Operations Orchestration
7 1 (0.32%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 68 (21.45%) Oracle
2 42 (13.25%) Microsoft
3 36 (11.36%) SAP
4 26 (8.20%) VMware
4 26 (8.20%) HP
5 10 (3.15%) Business Objects
6 9 (2.84%) IBM
6 9 (2.84%) Citrix
7 8 (2.52%) Symantec
8 7 (2.21%) EMC
9 6 (1.89%) CommVault
9 6 (1.89%) Dell
9 6 (1.89%) ArcSight
10 5 (1.58%) Polycom
10 5 (1.58%) NetApp
10 5 (1.58%) Charles River
11 4 (1.26%) JD Edwards
11 4 (1.26%) Informatica
11 4 (1.26%) Cisco
11 4 (1.26%) PeopleSoft
Edinburgh
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
Edinburgh
Claremont Consulting Limited
Rate: £250 - £400 per day
Posted: 24 days ago
Aberdeen
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 27 days ago