The table below looks at the statistics for the IT 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 IT Consultant in their job title over the 3 months to 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IT Consultant
Rank 119 109 110
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +1
Contract jobs requiring an IT Consultant 2 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.075% 0.13% 0.099%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.079% 0.14% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Average daily rate
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- - £213
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £300 £400
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £10.00 - £13.66
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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
2525 2084 1909
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 94.22% 93.12% 94.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 1398 1015 1000
Average daily rate £375 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 58 51
Average hourly rate £24.00 £16.00 £15.39
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% +3.99%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.75 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

IT Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing IT Consultant in the job title across the Scotland region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

IT Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

IT Consultant
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing IT Consultant across the Scotland region.

IT Consultant Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

IT Consultant
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing IT Consultant across the Scotland region.

IT Consultant Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

IT 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 IT Consultant within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 30 January 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 -5 1 - - 1
Glasgow - - - -
IT Consultant
UK

IT Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region that cited IT 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 IT Consultant in their job title.

1 3 (37.50%) Finance
2 2 (25.00%) Workflow
2 2 (25.00%) PeopleSoft
2 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (25.00%) Service Management
3 1 (12.50%) Banking
3 1 (12.50%) Supplier Management
3 1 (12.50%) COBIT
3 1 (12.50%) Mathematics
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (12.50%) XenApp
3 1 (12.50%) vSphere
3 1 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (12.50%) NetScaler
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (12.50%) CMMI
3 1 (12.50%) Service Delivery
3 1 (12.50%) Financial Institution
3 1 (12.50%) ITSM
3 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
3 1 (12.50%) Citrix
3 1 (12.50%) Six Sigma
3 1 (12.50%) ITIL
3 1 (12.50%) Windows
3 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
3 1 (12.50%) MS Access
3 1 (12.50%) CRM
3 1 (12.50%) DHCP
3 1 (12.50%) DNS
3 1 (12.50%) Migration

IT Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region that cited IT 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 IT Consultant in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) NetScaler
1 1 (12.50%) DHCP
1 1 (12.50%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) MS Access
General
1 3 (37.50%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Banking
2 1 (12.50%) Financial Institution
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Mathematics
1 1 (12.50%) Clustering
1 1 (12.50%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) Workflow
1 2 (25.00%) Service Management
2 1 (12.50%) Supplier Management
2 1 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (12.50%) CMMI
2 1 (12.50%) Service Delivery
2 1 (12.50%) ITSM
2 1 (12.50%) Six Sigma
2 1 (12.50%) ITIL
2 1 (12.50%) CRM
2 1 (12.50%) Migration
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) COBIT
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) XenApp
1 1 (12.50%) vSphere
1 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) PeopleSoft
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) Citrix
2 1 (12.50%) VMware