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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Consultant
Rank 36 36 17
Rank change year-on-year
0 -19
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 120 108 151
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 4.34% 4.44% 7.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.60% 4.79% 7.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 45 74
Average daily rate
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£450 £385 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.88% +4.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £475 £496
UK excluding London average daily rate £435 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.35% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £13.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.75 £25.00 £41.25
% change year-on-year
-1.00% -39.39%
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
2608 2253 1929
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 94.36% 92.72% 93.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 1461 1106 1005
Average daily rate £375 £356 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.48% +5.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £230 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £486 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 59 47
Average hourly rate £18.00 £15.50 £15.77
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.12% -1.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.20 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.74 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.55% -2.85%

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 27 February 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 27 February 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 -6 43 £450 +32.35% 17
Glasgow +2 33 £413 +7.14% 8
Aberdeen +9 14 £463 +25.85% 3
West Lothian - 5 - -
Dundee - 1 £210 -
Lothian - - - -
Consultant
UK

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 78 (28.36%) Finance
2 39 (14.18%) SAP
3 37 (13.45%) Oracle
4 35 (12.73%) Windows
4 35 (12.73%) Microsoft
5 33 (12.00%) Migration
6 28 (10.18%) Project Management
7 27 (9.82%) SQL
8 25 (9.09%) VMware
9 24 (8.73%) ITIL
9 24 (8.73%) Test Scripting
10 21 (7.64%) Business Intelligence
10 21 (7.64%) Banking
11 20 (7.27%) VMware Infrastructure
12 19 (6.91%) HP
12 19 (6.91%) Change Management
13 18 (6.55%) SAN
13 18 (6.55%) Security Cleared
14 17 (6.18%) Firewall
14 17 (6.18%) Workflow
15 16 (5.82%) MS Excel
15 16 (5.82%) SC Cleared
16 15 (5.45%) Retail
16 15 (5.45%) SCCM
16 15 (5.45%) ERP
17 14 (5.09%) SQL Server
17 14 (5.09%) Oracle EBS
17 14 (5.09%) Agile Software Development
17 14 (5.09%) Windows Server 2008
18 13 (4.73%) SAP IS-U

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 13 (4.73%) SharePoint
2 10 (3.64%) SAS
2 10 (3.64%) Lync
3 9 (3.27%) Oracle Workflow
4 6 (2.18%) WebSphere
5 5 (1.82%) IIS
6 4 (1.45%) JBoss
6 4 (1.45%) NetWeaver
7 3 (1.09%) MS Exchange
7 3 (1.09%) IBM Notes
7 3 (1.09%) WebLogic
7 3 (1.09%) SharePoint 2013
7 3 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (0.73%) Apache
8 2 (0.73%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.36%) OpenROAD
9 1 (0.36%) AquaLogic
9 1 (0.36%) TeamSite
9 1 (0.36%) CICS
Applications
1 16 (5.82%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.73%) MS Office
3 1 (0.36%) MS Project
3 1 (0.36%) Acrobat
3 1 (0.36%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 14 (5.09%) Oracle EBS
2 13 (4.73%) SAP IS-U
3 12 (4.36%) Oracle EBS R12
4 10 (3.64%) Oracle Applications
5 6 (2.18%) SAP MM
6 5 (1.82%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 4 (1.45%) SAP CRM
7 4 (1.45%) Agresso
8 3 (1.09%) SAP HR
8 3 (1.09%) SAP SD
8 3 (1.09%) Oracle HRMS
8 3 (1.09%) Markit EDM
9 2 (0.73%) SAP HCM
9 2 (0.73%) Oracle 11i
9 2 (0.73%) Dynamics CRM
9 2 (0.73%) SAP SCM
9 2 (0.73%) HFM
10 1 (0.36%) Oracle General Ledger
10 1 (0.36%) Siebel Analytics
10 1 (0.36%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.18%) Microsoft Azure
1 6 (2.18%) Office 365
2 1 (0.36%) Taleo
2 1 (0.36%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (6.55%) SAN
2 17 (6.18%) Firewall
3 9 (3.27%) WAN
4 7 (2.55%) LAN
5 6 (2.18%) VPN
6 4 (1.45%) TCP/IP
6 4 (1.45%) NAS
6 4 (1.45%) NetScaler
7 3 (1.09%) Network Security
8 2 (0.73%) Intrusion Detection
8 2 (0.73%) DNS
8 2 (0.73%) SSL
8 2 (0.73%) DHCP
8 2 (0.73%) Cisco Nexus
8 2 (0.73%) Cisco ASA
9 1 (0.36%) Unified Communications
9 1 (0.36%) FTP
9 1 (0.36%) HTTP
9 1 (0.36%) SNMP
9 1 (0.36%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (5.09%) SQL Server
2 9 (3.27%) Oracle Reports
3 8 (2.91%) BusinessObjects
3 8 (2.91%) Oracle BI EE
3 8 (2.91%) Oracle BI Publisher
4 7 (2.55%) Data Warehouse
5 6 (2.18%) SAP BW
5 6 (2.18%) SAP BI
6 5 (1.82%) Relational Database
7 3 (1.09%) QlikView
7 3 (1.09%) BusinessObjects XI
7 3 (1.09%) MS Access
7 3 (1.09%) DB2
8 2 (0.73%) Data Mining
8 2 (0.73%) SAP Data Services
8 2 (0.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (0.73%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (0.73%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.36%) Sqoop
9 1 (0.36%) IBM InfoSphere
Development Applications
1 3 (1.09%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.36%) JBehave
2 1 (0.36%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.36%) JUnit
2 1 (0.36%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
2 1 (0.36%) Toad
2 1 (0.36%) JDeveloper
2 1 (0.36%) Log4j
2 1 (0.36%) JIRA
2 1 (0.36%) Git (software)
General
1 78 (28.36%) Finance
2 21 (7.64%) Banking
3 15 (5.45%) Retail
4 6 (2.18%) Advertising
5 5 (1.82%) Telecoms
5 5 (1.82%) Retail Banking
6 4 (1.45%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.09%) Publishing
8 2 (0.73%) Law
9 1 (0.36%) Legal
9 1 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.36%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.36%) International Banking
9 1 (0.36%) Marketing
9 1 (0.36%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.36%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (2.91%) .NET
2 7 (2.55%) CSS
2 7 (2.55%) HTML
3 5 (1.82%) Middleware
4 4 (1.45%) ASP.NET
4 4 (1.45%) Web Services
4 4 (1.45%) XML
5 3 (1.09%) XSLT
5 3 (1.09%) Flash
5 3 (1.09%) SAP Business Workflow
5 3 (1.09%) Application Packaging
6 2 (0.73%) jQuery
6 2 (0.73%) .NET Framework
6 2 (0.73%) JSON
6 2 (0.73%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (0.36%) HTML5
7 1 (0.36%) REST
7 1 (0.36%) CSS3
7 1 (0.36%) Backbone.js
7 1 (0.36%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 9 (3.27%) User Experience
2 8 (2.91%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (2.91%) Replication
3 7 (2.55%) Management Information System
4 5 (1.82%) Enterprise Storage
4 5 (1.82%) Client/Server
4 5 (1.82%) Clustering
4 5 (1.82%) Computer Science
5 4 (1.45%) CESG
5 4 (1.45%) Video Conferencing
5 4 (1.45%) Data Integration
5 4 (1.45%) Smart Meter
6 3 (1.09%) RMADS
6 3 (1.09%) Cryptography
6 3 (1.09%) PKI
6 3 (1.09%) Online Banking
6 3 (1.09%) Animation
7 2 (0.73%) CESG CLAS
7 2 (0.73%) E-Learning
7 2 (0.73%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 35 (12.73%) Windows
2 14 (5.09%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (3.27%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (2.91%) Linux
5 7 (2.55%) UNIX
6 4 (1.45%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (1.09%) Windows 2000
7 3 (1.09%) AIX
7 3 (1.09%) HPUX
7 3 (1.09%) Solaris
7 3 (1.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (1.09%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (12.00%) Migration
2 28 (10.18%) Project Management
3 24 (8.73%) ITIL
3 24 (8.73%) Test Scripting
4 21 (7.64%) Business Intelligence
5 19 (6.91%) Change Management
6 17 (6.18%) Workflow
7 15 (5.45%) ERP
8 14 (5.09%) Agile Software Development
9 12 (4.36%) Data Analysis
9 12 (4.36%) Data Modelling
9 12 (4.36%) GAP Analysis
10 11 (4.00%) Information Security
10 11 (4.00%) Use Case
11 10 (3.64%) CRM
12 9 (3.27%) Stakeholder Management
13 8 (2.91%) Risk Management
13 8 (2.91%) Service Management
13 8 (2.91%) Risk Assessment
14 7 (2.55%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 27 (9.82%) SQL
2 13 (4.73%) PL/SQL
3 10 (3.64%) PowerShell
4 9 (3.27%) ABAP
5 8 (2.91%) JavaScript
6 6 (2.18%) C
6 6 (2.18%) C#
7 5 (1.82%) Java
8 3 (1.09%) VBA
9 2 (0.73%) Python
9 2 (0.73%) Perl
10 1 (0.36%) COBOL
10 1 (0.36%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 18 (6.55%) Security Cleared
2 16 (5.82%) SC Cleared
3 12 (4.36%) Degree
4 9 (3.27%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (2.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 6 (2.18%) PMP
6 6 (2.18%) MCSE
6 6 (2.18%) CISSP
7 5 (1.82%) PMI Certification
8 4 (1.45%) CISM
8 4 (1.45%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (1.45%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 3 (1.09%) VCP4
9 3 (1.09%) MCITP
10 2 (0.73%) GCIA
10 2 (0.73%) MCTS
11 1 (0.36%) CFA
11 1 (0.36%) ISTQB
11 1 (0.36%) CISA
11 1 (0.36%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.82%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 5 (1.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (1.45%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.09%) COBIT
3 3 (1.09%) QA
4 2 (0.73%) SLA
5 1 (0.36%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.36%) WCAG
5 1 (0.36%) Data Quality
System Software
1 20 (7.27%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (4.73%) Active Directory
3 6 (2.18%) vSphere
4 5 (1.82%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (1.09%) Oracle RMAN
5 3 (1.09%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 3 (1.09%) SRDF
6 2 (0.73%) DFS Replication
6 2 (0.73%) XenApp
6 2 (0.73%) XenDesktop
6 2 (0.73%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.36%) vCloud
7 1 (0.36%) Forefront TMG
7 1 (0.36%) ProxySG
7 1 (0.36%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 15 (5.45%) SCCM
2 5 (1.82%) NetBackup
2 5 (1.82%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 2 (0.73%) WSUS
3 2 (0.73%) SCOM
4 1 (0.36%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.36%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (0.36%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.36%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 39 (14.18%) SAP
2 37 (13.45%) Oracle
3 35 (12.73%) Microsoft
4 25 (9.09%) VMware
5 19 (6.91%) HP
6 13 (4.73%) PeopleSoft
7 12 (4.36%) EMC
8 11 (4.00%) Business Objects
9 10 (3.64%) Cisco
10 7 (2.55%) Citrix
10 7 (2.55%) Veritas
11 6 (2.18%) CommVault
11 6 (2.18%) Dell
12 5 (1.82%) Informatica
12 5 (1.82%) NetApp
12 5 (1.82%) Symantec
12 5 (1.82%) ArcSight
13 4 (1.45%) Fujitsu
13 4 (1.45%) Polycom
14 3 (1.09%) Veeam
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