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 24 February 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
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Consultant
UK / Scotland
Rank 22 19 36
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +17
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 114 178 120
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 6.55% 6.90% 4.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.88% 7.35% 4.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 81 56
Median daily rate £400 £405 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.23% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £496 £550 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £430 £430
% change year-on-year
+4.65% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £10.50 £100.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-89.50% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.00 £56.25 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-16.44% +125.00%

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
1657 2423 2624
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 95.23% 93.91% 95.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 966 1286 1469
Median daily rate £365 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.94% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 28 60
Median hourly rate £17.32 £18.00 £15.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.77% +14.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.84 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £43.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +5.88%

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 24 February 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 24 February 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 -1 56 £425 +6.25% 16
Glasgow -1 40 £400 - 11
Fife - 5 £255 -
West Lothian -3 3 £350 -6.66%
Stirling +8 2 £330 - 1
Aberdeen -9 2 £354 +8.84%
Dundee - 1 £375 -
Aberdeenshire - 1 £450 -
South Lanarkshire - 1 £390 -
Consultant
UK

Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 24 February 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 62 (25.83%) Finance
2 42 (17.50%) SQL
2 42 (17.50%) Microsoft
3 37 (15.42%) Agile Software Development
4 31 (12.92%) Windows
4 31 (12.92%) Data Centre
5 25 (10.42%) Oracle
6 24 (10.00%) Banking
6 24 (10.00%) Law
7 21 (8.75%) Active Directory
7 21 (8.75%) DNS
7 21 (8.75%) Analytical Skills
8 20 (8.33%) Java
8 20 (8.33%) Security Cleared
9 19 (7.92%) Python
10 18 (7.50%) Linux
10 18 (7.50%) Stakeholder Management
11 17 (7.08%) Cisco
12 16 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
12 16 (6.67%) ITIL
12 16 (6.67%) SAP
12 16 (6.67%) Information Security
12 16 (6.67%) F5
12 16 (6.67%) SC Cleared
12 16 (6.67%) Relational Database
13 15 (6.25%) Degree
13 15 (6.25%) SQL Server
14 14 (5.83%) SIEM
15 13 (5.42%) BDD
15 13 (5.42%) Firewall

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 8 (3.33%) JBoss
2 4 (1.67%) CMS
2 4 (1.67%) MS Exchange
2 4 (1.67%) SharePoint
2 4 (1.67%) WebSphere
3 3 (1.25%) Joomla!
3 3 (1.25%) SAS
3 3 (1.25%) WebLogic
4 2 (0.83%) Apache
4 2 (0.83%) IIS
4 2 (0.83%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (0.83%) Skype for Business
4 2 (0.83%) Tomcat
4 2 (0.83%) WebLogic Portal
5 1 (0.42%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.42%) IBM Domino
5 1 (0.42%) Oracle Spatial
5 1 (0.42%) WordPress
Applications
1 12 (5.00%) MS Excel
2 8 (3.33%) MS Office
2 8 (3.33%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.42%) InDesign
3 1 (0.42%) MS Project
3 1 (0.42%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (2.08%) Unit4 Business World
2 4 (1.67%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (1.25%) SAP IS-U
4 2 (0.83%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (0.83%) SAP Business One
5 1 (0.42%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.42%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.42%) Oracle Assets
5 1 (0.42%) Oracle Cash Management
5 1 (0.42%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.42%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.42%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (0.42%) Oracle Utilities
5 1 (0.42%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.42%) SAP PLM
5 1 (0.42%) SAP PP
5 1 (0.42%) SAP S/4HANA
5 1 (0.42%) SAP SCM
5 1 (0.42%) SAP SD
5 1 (0.42%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.83%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (0.83%) Google Analytics
2 2 (0.83%) Office 365
2 2 (0.83%) SaaS
3 1 (0.42%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.42%) Boomi
3 1 (0.42%) Google Tag Manager
3 1 (0.42%) OneDrive
3 1 (0.42%) OpenShift
3 1 (0.42%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (8.75%) DNS
2 13 (5.42%) Firewall
3 10 (4.17%) DHCP
4 9 (3.75%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 9 (3.75%) Network Security
5 8 (3.33%) BIG-IP
6 7 (2.92%) Cisco ASA
7 6 (2.50%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 5 (2.08%) TCP/IP
9 4 (1.67%) Internet
9 4 (1.67%) Intranet
10 3 (1.25%) LDAP
10 3 (1.25%) Skype
10 3 (1.25%) SSL
10 3 (1.25%) WAN
11 2 (0.83%) Kerberos
11 2 (0.83%) LAN
11 2 (0.83%) SAN
11 2 (0.83%) WLAN
11 2 (0.83%) X.500
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (6.67%) Relational Database
2 15 (6.25%) SQL Server
3 11 (4.58%) RDBMS
4 9 (3.75%) Big Data
5 8 (3.33%) BusinessObjects
6 6 (2.50%) DB2
7 5 (2.08%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (2.08%) Oracle Database
7 5 (2.08%) Oracle Reports
7 5 (2.08%) Power BI
7 5 (2.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (1.67%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
8 4 (1.67%) SAP Data Services
9 3 (1.25%) NoSQL
9 3 (1.25%) SQL Server 2014
9 3 (1.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 2 (0.83%) Looker
10 2 (0.83%) Oracle Database 11g
10 2 (0.83%) SQL Server 2016
10 2 (0.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 6 (2.50%) Git (software)
2 4 (1.67%) Selenium
3 3 (1.25%) GitLab
3 3 (1.25%) Jenkins
4 2 (0.83%) Cucumber
4 2 (0.83%) Log4j
4 2 (0.83%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.42%) Axure RP
5 1 (0.42%) Balsamiq Mockups
5 1 (0.42%) Gradle
5 1 (0.42%) JIRA
5 1 (0.42%) LoadRunner
5 1 (0.42%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (0.42%) PVCS
5 1 (0.42%) Subversion
5 1 (0.42%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 62 (25.83%) Finance
2 24 (10.00%) Banking
2 24 (10.00%) Law
3 7 (2.92%) Retail
4 5 (2.08%) Billing
5 4 (1.67%) Back Office
5 4 (1.67%) Marketing
6 3 (1.25%) Advertising
6 3 (1.25%) Publishing
6 3 (1.25%) Retail Banking
7 2 (0.83%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.42%) Corporate Banking
8 1 (0.42%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.42%) Legal
8 1 (0.42%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (4.17%) CSS
2 9 (3.75%) HTML
3 7 (2.92%) XML
4 5 (2.08%) J2EE
4 5 (2.08%) Sass
4 5 (2.08%) Visualforce
4 5 (2.08%) Web Services
5 4 (1.67%) Java EE
6 3 (1.25%) .NET
6 3 (1.25%) JSP
7 2 (0.83%) AngularJS
7 2 (0.83%) CSS3
7 2 (0.83%) HTML5
7 2 (0.83%) JMS
7 2 (0.83%) jQuery
7 2 (0.83%) Middleware
7 2 (0.83%) RESTful
7 2 (0.83%) Spring
8 1 (0.42%) JPA
8 1 (0.42%) RichFaces
Miscellaneous
1 31 (12.92%) Data Centre
2 21 (8.75%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (5.00%) User Experience
4 11 (4.58%) Computer Science
4 11 (4.58%) Management Information System
5 4 (1.67%) Clustering
5 4 (1.67%) Fintech
5 4 (1.67%) Mobile App
6 3 (1.25%) Cyberthreat
6 3 (1.25%) PKI
7 2 (0.83%) Credit Risk
7 2 (0.83%) e-Learning
7 2 (0.83%) Linux Command Line
7 2 (0.83%) Private Cloud
7 2 (0.83%) Replication
7 2 (0.83%) Tandem
8 1 (0.42%) CESG
8 1 (0.42%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.42%) Freedom of Information
8 1 (0.42%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 31 (12.92%) Windows
2 18 (7.50%) Linux
3 10 (4.17%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (3.33%) Unix
5 7 (2.92%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (2.50%) Windows Server
7 4 (1.67%) Windows 10
8 3 (1.25%) AIX
8 3 (1.25%) Solaris
8 3 (1.25%) Windows 7
8 3 (1.25%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (0.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.42%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.42%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.42%) SUSE
10 1 (0.42%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (15.42%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (7.50%) Stakeholder Management
3 16 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
3 16 (6.67%) Information Security
3 16 (6.67%) ITIL
4 14 (5.83%) SIEM
5 13 (5.42%) BDD
6 12 (5.00%) Analytics
6 12 (5.00%) Migration
6 12 (5.00%) Project Management
7 11 (4.58%) Cybersecurity
7 11 (4.58%) Risk Management
8 10 (4.17%) Change Management
8 10 (4.17%) Configuration Management
8 10 (4.17%) DevOps
8 10 (4.17%) Service Delivery
8 10 (4.17%) User Stories
8 10 (4.17%) Wealth Management
9 9 (3.75%) CRM
9 9 (3.75%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 42 (17.50%) SQL
2 20 (8.33%) Java
3 19 (7.92%) Python
4 10 (4.17%) PowerShell
5 8 (3.33%) Perl
5 8 (3.33%) PL/SQL
6 7 (2.92%) JavaScript
7 6 (2.50%) VBA
8 5 (2.08%) Apex Code
8 5 (2.08%) C#
9 4 (1.67%) PHP
9 4 (1.67%) Shell Script
9 4 (1.67%) VBScript
10 3 (1.25%) Ruby
11 2 (0.83%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.42%) AppleScript
12 1 (0.42%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.42%) C
12 1 (0.42%) JCL
12 1 (0.42%) Korn
Qualifications
1 20 (8.33%) Security Cleared
2 16 (6.67%) SC Cleared
3 15 (6.25%) Degree
4 13 (5.42%) CISSP
5 10 (4.17%) CEH
6 9 (3.75%) GIAC
7 7 (2.92%) CREST Certified
7 7 (2.92%) Microsoft Certification
7 7 (2.92%) SANS
8 5 (2.08%) CISM
9 3 (1.25%) CCNP
9 3 (1.25%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (0.83%) MCP
10 2 (0.83%) MCSE
10 2 (0.83%) MCTS
11 1 (0.42%) CCIE
11 1 (0.42%) CCSE
11 1 (0.42%) ISTQB
11 1 (0.42%) MCSA
11 1 (0.42%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.08%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (1.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.83%) QA
4 1 (0.42%) COBIT
4 1 (0.42%) GDPR
4 1 (0.42%) IFRS
4 1 (0.42%) IFRS 9
4 1 (0.42%) ISO27005
4 1 (0.42%) JSP 440
4 1 (0.42%) MiFID
System Software
1 21 (8.75%) Active Directory
2 6 (2.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.25%) VMware ESX
3 3 (1.25%) vSphere
4 2 (0.83%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (0.83%) XenApp
4 2 (0.83%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.42%) Apache Flume
5 1 (0.42%) Firmware
5 1 (0.42%) RACF
5 1 (0.42%) Time Sharing Option
5 1 (0.42%) Tivoli Directory Server
5 1 (0.42%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 1 (0.42%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.42%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 7 (2.92%) SCCM
2 5 (2.08%) Ansible
3 4 (1.67%) QRadar
4 3 (1.25%) Norton AntiVirus
4 3 (1.25%) SCOM
5 2 (0.83%) Tivoli
5 2 (0.83%) WSUS
6 1 (0.42%) BMC PATROL
6 1 (0.42%) Cacti
6 1 (0.42%) Data Guard
6 1 (0.42%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (0.42%) Nagios
6 1 (0.42%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.42%) Netcool
6 1 (0.42%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 1 (0.42%) Oracle RMAN
6 1 (0.42%) Puppet
6 1 (0.42%) SolarWinds Orion
6 1 (0.42%) Tivoli Identity Manager
6 1 (0.42%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 42 (17.50%) Microsoft
2 25 (10.42%) Oracle
3 17 (7.08%) Cisco
4 16 (6.67%) F5
4 16 (6.67%) SAP
5 12 (5.00%) CheckPoint
6 10 (4.17%) IBM
6 10 (4.17%) Intel Security
7 8 (3.33%) VMware
8 7 (2.92%) Blue Coat
9 6 (2.50%) Citrix
9 6 (2.50%) Salesforce.com
9 6 (2.50%) Symantec
10 5 (2.08%) Tableau
11 4 (1.67%) Splunk
12 3 (1.25%) Fortinet
12 3 (1.25%) HP
12 3 (1.25%) Misys
12 3 (1.25%) Red Hat
12 3 (1.25%) Teradata
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