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 25 September 2016 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
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Consultant
Rank 29 29 27
Rank change year-on-year
0 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 125 159 162
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 5.69% 4.92% 5.86%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.04% 5.17% 6.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 60 71
Median daily rate £400 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +1.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £282 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £555 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £30.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.50 £33.75 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+34.81% +22.72%
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
2069 3073 2628
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 94.17% 95.17% 95.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 1241 1588 1414
Median daily rate £350 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £260 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £488 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £376 £351
% change year-on-year
+3.86% +6.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 61 66
Median hourly rate £19.00 £18.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.70% +8.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.50 £10.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £40.38 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

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 25 September 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Consultant within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 25 September 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -3 56 £450 +5.88% 15
Glasgow +13 50 £425 +8.97% 13
Renfrewshire -21 6 £330 -22.35% 1
Aberdeen 0 3 £274 -50.22%
Stirling - 1 £275 -
Consultant
UK

Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 25 September 2016, 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.

1 125 (40.98%) Finance
2 70 (22.95%) Data Centre
3 48 (15.74%) Banking
4 43 (14.10%) Microsoft
5 41 (13.44%) Oracle
6 39 (12.79%) Windows
7 38 (12.46%) Unix
7 38 (12.46%) SQL
8 37 (12.13%) Migration
9 36 (11.80%) Stakeholder Management
10 35 (11.48%) Law
11 34 (11.15%) Active Directory
12 30 (9.84%) Agile Software Development
13 26 (8.52%) Security Cleared
14 21 (6.89%) Firewall
14 21 (6.89%) Java
14 21 (6.89%) ITIL
14 21 (6.89%) Linux
15 20 (6.56%) SC Cleared
16 19 (6.23%) Change Management
17 18 (5.90%) Cisco
17 18 (5.90%) CA
18 17 (5.57%) Qualys
18 17 (5.57%) Risk Management
19 16 (5.25%) GAP Analysis
19 16 (5.25%) IBM
19 16 (5.25%) SAP
19 16 (5.25%) PowerShell
19 16 (5.25%) Oracle Database
19 16 (5.25%) Vulnerability Management

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 10 (3.28%) WebSphere
2 9 (2.95%) MS Exchange
2 9 (2.95%) SharePoint
3 8 (2.62%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (2.62%) JBoss
4 7 (2.30%) Exchange Server 2013
5 6 (1.97%) Skype for Business
5 6 (1.97%) Tomcat
6 5 (1.64%) Confluence
6 5 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2007
6 5 (1.64%) OpenStack
7 4 (1.31%) Exchange Server 2003
7 4 (1.31%) SAS
7 4 (1.31%) WebLogic
7 4 (1.31%) WebLogic Portal
8 3 (0.98%) CMS
8 3 (0.98%) LiveLink
8 3 (0.98%) Office Communications Server
8 3 (0.98%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (0.66%) Drupal
Applications
1 10 (3.28%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.66%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.33%) Adobe Captivate
3 1 (0.33%) DOC1
3 1 (0.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 11 (3.61%) Oracle EBS R12
2 10 (3.28%) Oracle Assets
3 3 (0.98%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.98%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.98%) SAP CRM
3 3 (0.98%) SAP MDM
4 2 (0.66%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.66%) Oracle Cash Management
4 2 (0.66%) Oracle Payables
4 2 (0.66%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (0.33%) Cognos TM1
5 1 (0.33%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.33%) Infor M3
5 1 (0.33%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.33%) Maximo
5 1 (0.33%) OpenLink RightAngle
5 1 (0.33%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.33%) Oracle iProcurement
5 1 (0.33%) SAP Payroll
5 1 (0.33%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 10 (3.28%) Office 365
2 2 (0.66%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.66%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.33%) Adobe Creative Cloud
3 1 (0.33%) Force.com
3 1 (0.33%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 21 (6.89%) Firewall
2 14 (4.59%) Network Security
3 10 (3.28%) DNS
3 10 (3.28%) WAN
4 9 (2.95%) Wireless
5 8 (2.62%) BGP
5 8 (2.62%) EIGRP
5 8 (2.62%) LAN
5 8 (2.62%) OSPF
5 8 (2.62%) VLAN
6 7 (2.30%) MPLS
6 7 (2.30%) TCP/IP
7 6 (1.97%) ATM
7 6 (1.97%) Cisco ASA
7 6 (1.97%) DHCP
7 6 (1.97%) LDAP
7 6 (1.97%) Skype
8 5 (1.64%) Cisco IOS
8 5 (1.64%) DMVPN
8 5 (1.64%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (5.25%) Oracle Database
2 11 (3.61%) SQL Server
3 10 (3.28%) Data Warehouse
4 9 (2.95%) Hadoop
4 9 (2.95%) PowerCenter
5 8 (2.62%) Relational Database
6 7 (2.30%) Big Data
6 7 (2.30%) Oracle Reports
7 5 (1.64%) RDBMS
8 4 (1.31%) GIS
8 4 (1.31%) Oracle Database 10g
8 4 (1.31%) Oracle Database 11g
8 4 (1.31%) Oracle8/8i Database
8 4 (1.31%) Oracle9i Database
9 3 (0.98%) MySQL
9 3 (0.98%) Oracle Discoverer
10 2 (0.66%) MS Access
10 2 (0.66%) SQL Server 2008
10 2 (0.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2 (0.66%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 9 (2.95%) ERwin
2 7 (2.30%) JIRA
3 4 (1.31%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 4 (1.31%) FishEye
3 4 (1.31%) PVCS
3 4 (1.31%) Sonatype Nexus
3 4 (1.31%) Talend Open Studio
4 3 (0.98%) Git (software)
4 3 (0.98%) JUnit
5 2 (0.66%) HP UFT
5 2 (0.66%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.66%) ProC
5 2 (0.66%) Ranorex
5 2 (0.66%) Selenium
5 2 (0.66%) SoapUI
5 2 (0.66%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.33%) GitLab
6 1 (0.33%) LoadRunner
6 1 (0.33%) Maven
6 1 (0.33%) Oracle Forms
General
1 125 (40.98%) Finance
2 48 (15.74%) Banking
3 35 (11.48%) Law
4 11 (3.61%) Billing
5 6 (1.97%) Retail
6 5 (1.64%) Manufacturing
7 4 (1.31%) Legal
8 3 (0.98%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.66%) Advertising
9 2 (0.66%) Back Office
9 2 (0.66%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.66%) Marketing
9 2 (0.66%) Publishing
10 1 (0.33%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.33%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.33%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (2.95%) CSS
1 9 (2.95%) HTML
2 7 (2.30%) .NET
2 7 (2.30%) Middleware
2 7 (2.30%) Web Services
3 4 (1.31%) Hibernate
3 4 (1.31%) Java EE
3 4 (1.31%) JSON
3 4 (1.31%) REST
3 4 (1.31%) Spring
3 4 (1.31%) Struts
4 3 (0.98%) Tivoli Directory Integrator
4 3 (0.98%) WebSphere MQ
5 2 (0.66%) Backbone.js
5 2 (0.66%) CSS3
5 2 (0.66%) HTML5
5 2 (0.66%) ISPF
5 2 (0.66%) Node.js
5 2 (0.66%) RabbitMQ
5 2 (0.66%) SAP PI
Miscellaneous
1 70 (22.95%) Data Centre
2 14 (4.59%) Clustering
3 13 (4.26%) PKI
4 12 (3.93%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (3.93%) Management Information System
5 10 (3.28%) User Experience
6 8 (2.62%) Computer Science
7 7 (2.30%) Mainframe
8 6 (1.97%) Credit Risk
9 4 (1.31%) Market Risk
9 4 (1.31%) Mobile App
10 3 (0.98%) Cyberthreat
10 3 (0.98%) DataPower
10 3 (0.98%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (0.98%) Replication
11 2 (0.66%) CMDB
11 2 (0.66%) Data Integration
11 2 (0.66%) Informatics
11 2 (0.66%) Inversion of Control
11 2 (0.66%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 39 (12.79%) Windows
2 38 (12.46%) Unix
3 21 (6.89%) Linux
4 16 (5.25%) Windows Server
5 13 (4.26%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (3.61%) Windows Server 2003
7 10 (3.28%) Windows Server 2008
8 9 (2.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 9 (2.95%) Solaris
9 6 (1.97%) AIX
10 3 (0.98%) zOS
11 1 (0.33%) HPUX
11 1 (0.33%) SUSE
11 1 (0.33%) Windows 10
11 1 (0.33%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.33%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (12.13%) Migration
2 36 (11.80%) Stakeholder Management
3 30 (9.84%) Agile Software Development
4 21 (6.89%) ITIL
5 19 (6.23%) Change Management
6 17 (5.57%) Risk Management
7 16 (5.25%) GAP Analysis
7 16 (5.25%) Vulnerability Management
8 15 (4.92%) ETL
9 14 (4.59%) Load Balancing
9 14 (4.59%) Mentoring
10 13 (4.26%) Data Migration
10 13 (4.26%) Data Modelling
10 13 (4.26%) Open Source
10 13 (4.26%) Project Management
10 13 (4.26%) Scrum
11 12 (3.93%) SDLC
12 11 (3.61%) CRM
12 11 (3.61%) Information Security
12 11 (3.61%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 38 (12.46%) SQL
2 21 (6.89%) Java
3 16 (5.25%) PowerShell
4 10 (3.28%) C#
4 10 (3.28%) VBScript
5 7 (2.30%) JavaScript
6 6 (1.97%) Python
6 6 (1.97%) Shell Script
7 5 (1.64%) PL/SQL
8 3 (0.98%) PHP
9 2 (0.66%) JCL
9 2 (0.66%) Perl
9 2 (0.66%) Scala
9 2 (0.66%) VB
9 2 (0.66%) VBA
10 1 (0.33%) ABAP
10 1 (0.33%) AWK
10 1 (0.33%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.33%) Ruby
10 1 (0.33%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 26 (8.52%) Security Cleared
2 20 (6.56%) SC Cleared
3 14 (4.59%) CCNP
3 14 (4.59%) Cisco Certification
4 13 (4.26%) Microsoft Certification
5 10 (3.28%) CCIE
5 10 (3.28%) CCNA
5 10 (3.28%) Degree
6 9 (2.95%) CISSP
7 8 (2.62%) CISM
8 7 (2.30%) MCSE
9 5 (1.64%) MCP
10 4 (1.31%) CCSA
10 4 (1.31%) CCSE
10 4 (1.31%) MCTS
11 2 (0.66%) MCITP
12 1 (0.33%) ISEB
12 1 (0.33%) ISTQB
12 1 (0.33%) MCSA
12 1 (0.33%) PCI QSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (4.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 12 (3.93%) PCI DSS
3 9 (2.95%) Data Quality
4 5 (1.64%) COBIT
5 4 (1.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.66%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.66%) ISO27005
6 2 (0.66%) QA
7 1 (0.33%) JSP 440
7 1 (0.33%) SLA
System Software
1 34 (11.15%) Active Directory
2 8 (2.62%) RACF
2 8 (2.62%) Virtual Machines
3 4 (1.31%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.98%) Tivoli Directory Server
4 3 (0.98%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 3 (0.98%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 3 (0.98%) XenApp
4 3 (0.98%) XenDesktop
5 2 (0.66%) ACF2
5 2 (0.66%) Time Sharing Option
5 2 (0.66%) Veritas File System
6 1 (0.33%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (0.33%) MetaFrame
6 1 (0.33%) RHEV
6 1 (0.33%) Squid
6 1 (0.33%) SRDF
6 1 (0.33%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.33%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (2.95%) SCCM
2 8 (2.62%) Norton AntiVirus
3 7 (2.30%) Tivoli
4 4 (1.31%) CA Single Sign-On
4 4 (1.31%) FortiGate
5 3 (0.98%) QRadar
5 3 (0.98%) TADDM
5 3 (0.98%) Tivoli Identity Manager
5 3 (0.98%) zSecure
6 2 (0.66%) EMC NetWorker
6 2 (0.66%) Nagios
6 2 (0.66%) SCOM
7 1 (0.33%) BMC PATROL
7 1 (0.33%) Cacti
7 1 (0.33%) Capistrano
7 1 (0.33%) Legato
7 1 (0.33%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.33%) Netcool
7 1 (0.33%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 1 (0.33%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 43 (14.10%) Microsoft
2 41 (13.44%) Oracle
3 18 (5.90%) CA
3 18 (5.90%) Cisco
4 17 (5.57%) Qualys
5 16 (5.25%) IBM
5 16 (5.25%) SAP
6 15 (4.92%) CheckPoint
6 15 (4.92%) Intel Security
6 15 (4.92%) Symantec
7 12 (3.93%) Teradata
8 11 (3.61%) HP
9 10 (3.28%) Informatica
9 10 (3.28%) Splunk
10 9 (2.95%) Veritas
11 8 (2.62%) Red Hat
12 7 (2.30%) Forcepoint
12 7 (2.30%) Fortinet
12 7 (2.30%) VMware
13 6 (1.97%) OpenText
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