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 28 June 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
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Consultant
Rank 32 38 36
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 180 116 126
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 6.12% 3.93% 4.70%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.60% 4.11% 5.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 42 54
Median daily rate £440 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.52% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £308 £287
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £545 £541
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £435 £423
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +2.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Median hourly rate - £50.50 £60.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -15.83%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £51.03 £47.50 £31.25
% change year-on-year
+7.42% +52.00%
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
2727 2819 2498
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 92.69% 95.40% 93.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 1519 1444 1375
Median daily rate £364 £350 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.92% -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £463 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 82 68
Median hourly rate £14.50 £18.75 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.66% +4.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £32.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.42% -2.18%

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 28 June 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 28 June 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 +17 91 £450 +20.40% 10
Glasgow +12 48 £380 -5.00% 6
Aberdeen +9 11 £350 - 1
Renfrewshire -33 7 £395 -1.25%
West Lothian +11 2 - -
Inverclyde +8 2 £440 -
Stirling +1 2 £425 -10.52%
Moray - 2 £420 -
Consultant
UK

Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 28 June 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.

1 151 (41.60%) Finance
2 97 (26.72%) Data Centre
3 67 (18.46%) Unix
4 65 (17.91%) Migration
5 56 (15.43%) Law
6 55 (15.15%) Banking
7 50 (13.77%) Oracle
8 48 (13.22%) Microsoft
9 41 (11.29%) SQL
9 41 (11.29%) Linux
10 39 (10.74%) Active Directory
11 32 (8.82%) Windows
12 31 (8.54%) CA
12 31 (8.54%) Agile Software Development
12 31 (8.54%) Security Cleared
13 30 (8.26%) SC Cleared
13 30 (8.26%) ITIL
14 28 (7.71%) Clustering
15 26 (7.16%) Solaris
16 24 (6.61%) Veritas
16 24 (6.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
17 23 (6.34%) Java
17 23 (6.34%) Stakeholder Management
18 22 (6.06%) Change Management
19 21 (5.79%) SAN
19 21 (5.79%) Cisco
20 20 (5.51%) RACF
20 20 (5.51%) Intel Security
21 19 (5.23%) Firewall
21 19 (5.23%) Veritas Volume Manager

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 14 (3.86%) WebSphere
2 12 (3.31%) MS Exchange
3 11 (3.03%) SharePoint
4 10 (2.75%) Apache
5 9 (2.48%) Exchange Server 2010
5 9 (2.48%) Tomcat
6 8 (2.20%) Exchange Server 2007
6 8 (2.20%) Exchange Server 2013
6 8 (2.20%) IIS
6 8 (2.20%) JBoss
6 8 (2.20%) SAS
7 7 (1.93%) Confluence
8 6 (1.65%) Skype for Business
9 5 (1.38%) LiveLink
9 5 (1.38%) OpenStack
9 5 (1.38%) WebSphere Application Server
10 4 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2003
10 4 (1.10%) IBM HTTP Server
10 4 (1.10%) WebLogic
10 4 (1.10%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 12 (3.31%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.83%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.28%) Adobe Captivate
3 1 (0.28%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (0.28%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 15 (4.13%) Oracle EBS R12
2 11 (3.03%) Oracle Assets
3 8 (2.20%) Dynamics AX
4 5 (1.38%) SAP SD
5 4 (1.10%) Cognos Controller
5 4 (1.10%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.55%) Cognos TM1
6 2 (0.55%) SAP AFS
6 2 (0.55%) SAP CRM
6 2 (0.55%) Unit4 Business World
7 1 (0.28%) Exstream
7 1 (0.28%) HFM
7 1 (0.28%) Maximo
7 1 (0.28%) Primavera
7 1 (0.28%) SAP CO
7 1 (0.28%) SAP HR
7 1 (0.28%) SAP Payroll
7 1 (0.28%) SAP PP
7 1 (0.28%) Teamcenter
7 1 (0.28%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 12 (3.31%) Office 365
2 5 (1.38%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (1.10%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (1.10%) SaaS
4 3 (0.83%) Taleo
5 2 (0.55%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.28%) Adobe Analytics
6 1 (0.28%) Adobe Creative Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 21 (5.79%) SAN
2 19 (5.23%) Firewall
3 11 (3.03%) TCP/IP
4 10 (2.75%) DNS
4 10 (2.75%) Network Security
4 10 (2.75%) WAN
5 8 (2.20%) LAN
5 8 (2.20%) LDAP
5 8 (2.20%) VLAN
5 8 (2.20%) Wireless
6 6 (1.65%) BGP
6 6 (1.65%) DHCP
6 6 (1.65%) EIGRP
6 6 (1.65%) MPLS
6 6 (1.65%) OSPF
7 5 (1.38%) ATM
7 5 (1.38%) Cisco ASA
7 5 (1.38%) IPsec
7 5 (1.38%) Skype
8 4 (1.10%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (4.96%) Oracle Database
2 11 (3.03%) Hadoop
3 9 (2.48%) Big Data
3 9 (2.48%) Data Warehouse
4 8 (2.20%) PowerCenter
4 8 (2.20%) SQL Server
5 7 (1.93%) PostgreSQL
6 6 (1.65%) Informix
6 6 (1.65%) MongoDB
6 6 (1.65%) Spatial Data
7 5 (1.38%) MySQL
8 4 (1.10%) Oracle BI EE
9 3 (0.83%) GIS
9 3 (0.83%) Pentaho
9 3 (0.83%) Relational Database
10 2 (0.55%) Data Mining
10 2 (0.55%) DB2
10 2 (0.55%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
10 2 (0.55%) SQL Server 2008
10 2 (0.55%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 8 (2.20%) ERwin
1 8 (2.20%) JIRA
2 4 (1.10%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 4 (1.10%) FishEye
2 4 (1.10%) Jenkins
2 4 (1.10%) Selenium
2 4 (1.10%) Sonatype Nexus
3 3 (0.83%) JUnit
3 3 (0.83%) LoadRunner
4 2 (0.55%) Cucumber
4 2 (0.55%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.55%) JMeter
4 2 (0.55%) ProC
4 2 (0.55%) Ranorex
4 2 (0.55%) SoapUI
4 2 (0.55%) WebDriver
5 1 (0.28%) Axure RP
5 1 (0.28%) Maven
5 1 (0.28%) Moq
5 1 (0.28%) Oracle APEX
General
1 151 (41.60%) Finance
2 56 (15.43%) Law
3 55 (15.15%) Banking
4 12 (3.31%) Billing
4 12 (3.31%) Financial Institution
5 8 (2.20%) Retail
6 5 (1.38%) Manufacturing
7 4 (1.10%) Legal
7 4 (1.10%) Marketing
8 3 (0.83%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.55%) Advertising
9 2 (0.55%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.55%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.28%) Back Office
10 1 (0.28%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (3.58%) Web Services
2 10 (2.75%) .NET
3 9 (2.48%) Middleware
4 7 (1.93%) PostGIS
5 6 (1.65%) CSS
5 6 (1.65%) HTML
6 4 (1.10%) Hibernate
6 4 (1.10%) Java EE
6 4 (1.10%) JSON
6 4 (1.10%) REST
6 4 (1.10%) Spring
6 4 (1.10%) Struts
6 4 (1.10%) WebSphere MQ
7 3 (0.83%) CSS3
7 3 (0.83%) EDI
7 3 (0.83%) HTML5
7 3 (0.83%) Tivoli Directory Integrator
8 2 (0.55%) IBM Integration Bus
8 2 (0.55%) Servlets
8 2 (0.55%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 97 (26.72%) Data Centre
2 28 (7.71%) Clustering
3 11 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (2.75%) PKI
5 9 (2.48%) Management Information System
6 8 (2.20%) Hedge funds
6 8 (2.20%) Mainframe
7 7 (1.93%) Computer Science
8 6 (1.65%) DataPower
9 5 (1.38%) User Experience
10 4 (1.10%) Credit Risk
10 4 (1.10%) Market Risk
11 3 (0.83%) Celerra
11 3 (0.83%) CLARiiON
11 3 (0.83%) CMDB
11 3 (0.83%) Cyberthreat
11 3 (0.83%) EMC VNX
11 3 (0.83%) LPAR
11 3 (0.83%) Symmetrix
12 2 (0.55%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 67 (18.46%) Unix
2 41 (11.29%) Linux
3 32 (8.82%) Windows
4 26 (7.16%) Solaris
5 19 (5.23%) Windows Server
6 15 (4.13%) AIX
6 15 (4.13%) Windows Server 2012
7 12 (3.31%) Windows Server 2003
8 11 (3.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 11 (3.03%) Windows Server 2008
9 7 (1.93%) zOS
10 3 (0.83%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.55%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.28%) HPUX
12 1 (0.28%) SUSE
12 1 (0.28%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.28%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (17.91%) Migration
2 31 (8.54%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (8.26%) ITIL
4 23 (6.34%) Stakeholder Management
5 22 (6.06%) Change Management
6 19 (5.23%) Mentoring
7 18 (4.96%) Identity Access Management
7 18 (4.96%) User Acceptance Testing
8 17 (4.68%) GAP Analysis
9 16 (4.41%) Data Migration
9 16 (4.41%) Risk Management
9 16 (4.41%) SDLC
10 14 (3.86%) Data Modelling
10 14 (3.86%) DevOps
11 13 (3.58%) Load Balancing
11 13 (3.58%) Open Source
11 13 (3.58%) Performance Tuning
11 13 (3.58%) Unit Testing
12 12 (3.31%) ETL
12 12 (3.31%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 41 (11.29%) SQL
2 23 (6.34%) Java
3 17 (4.68%) PowerShell
4 11 (3.03%) Shell Script
5 6 (1.65%) C#
5 6 (1.65%) VBScript
6 5 (1.38%) Perl
7 3 (0.83%) Apple Swift
7 3 (0.83%) Bash Shell
7 3 (0.83%) JavaScript
7 3 (0.83%) Objective-C
7 3 (0.83%) PL/SQL
7 3 (0.83%) Python
8 2 (0.55%) C-shell
8 2 (0.55%) Korn
8 2 (0.55%) PHP
8 2 (0.55%) Scala
9 1 (0.28%) ABAP
9 1 (0.28%) VB
9 1 (0.28%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 31 (8.54%) Security Cleared
2 30 (8.26%) SC Cleared
3 15 (4.13%) Degree
4 14 (3.86%) Cisco Certification
5 12 (3.31%) CCNA
5 12 (3.31%) CCNP
6 9 (2.48%) Microsoft Certification
7 8 (2.20%) CCIE
8 7 (1.93%) CISM
8 7 (1.93%) CISSP
8 7 (1.93%) MCSE
9 4 (1.10%) MCP
10 3 (0.83%) CCSA
10 3 (0.83%) CCSE
10 3 (0.83%) ISEB
10 3 (0.83%) ISTQB
11 2 (0.55%) CISA
11 2 (0.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 2 (0.55%) MCITP
11 2 (0.55%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (6.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (3.03%) PCI DSS
3 9 (2.48%) QA
4 8 (2.20%) Data Quality
5 5 (1.38%) COBIT
6 4 (1.10%) Disclosure Scotland
6 4 (1.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 4 (1.10%) WCAG
7 2 (0.55%) ISO27005
7 2 (0.55%) JSP 440
7 2 (0.55%) WAI
8 1 (0.28%) SLA
System Software
1 39 (10.74%) Active Directory
2 20 (5.51%) RACF
3 19 (5.23%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 19 (5.23%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 18 (4.96%) Veritas File System
5 6 (1.65%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (1.10%) ACF2
6 4 (1.10%) XenApp
6 4 (1.10%) XenDesktop
7 3 (0.83%) Hyper-V
7 3 (0.83%) PowerHA
7 3 (0.83%) Tivoli Directory Server
7 3 (0.83%) VMware Infrastructure
8 2 (0.55%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 2 (0.55%) Docker
8 2 (0.55%) Samba
8 2 (0.55%) Xen
9 1 (0.28%) MetaFrame
9 1 (0.28%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.28%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 15 (4.13%) CA Single Sign-On
2 8 (2.20%) SCCM
3 5 (1.38%) Tivoli
3 5 (1.38%) zSecure
4 3 (0.83%) FortiGate
4 3 (0.83%) Norton AntiVirus
4 3 (0.83%) QRadar
4 3 (0.83%) Tivoli Identity Manager
5 2 (0.55%) EMC NetWorker
5 2 (0.55%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.55%) Puppet
5 2 (0.55%) SCOM
5 2 (0.55%) TADDM
6 1 (0.28%) AirWatch
6 1 (0.28%) Legato
6 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (0.28%) Nagios
6 1 (0.28%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.28%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 50 (13.77%) Oracle
2 48 (13.22%) Microsoft
3 31 (8.54%) CA
4 24 (6.61%) Veritas
5 21 (5.79%) Cisco
6 20 (5.51%) Intel Security
7 17 (4.68%) IBM
7 17 (4.68%) SAP
7 17 (4.68%) ServiceNow
8 16 (4.41%) HP
9 13 (3.58%) Qualys
9 13 (3.58%) Symantec
10 11 (3.03%) CheckPoint
10 11 (3.03%) Informatica
10 11 (3.03%) Teradata
11 10 (2.75%) Red Hat
11 10 (2.75%) Splunk
11 10 (2.75%) VMware
12 8 (2.20%) EMC
12 8 (2.20%) Forcepoint
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