The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Scotland region that had IT Consultant featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 25 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
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IT Consultant
UK / Scotland
Rank 107 - 128
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring an IT Consultant 1 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.058% - 0.036%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.061% - 0.038%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Median daily rate £425 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £430 £400
% change year-on-year
-1.16% +7.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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
1639 2422 2629
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 95.18% 93.91% 95.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 957 1291 1467
Median daily rate £370 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.63% +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 29 59
Median hourly rate £17.32 £32.50 £15.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.70% +106.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.84 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +5.88%

IT Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Scotland region that featured IT Consultant in the job title.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IT Consultant within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 25 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 £425 - 2
IT Consultant
UK

IT Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 25 February 2017, IT 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 IT Consultant in the job title.

1 3 (75.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (75.00%) Windows
1 3 (75.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 3 (75.00%) Security Management
1 3 (75.00%) Supplier Management
1 3 (75.00%) Finance
1 3 (75.00%) Penetration Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Network Management
2 2 (50.00%) Intrusion Detection
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 2 (50.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (50.00%) Change Management
2 2 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (50.00%) LAN
2 2 (50.00%) WLAN
2 2 (50.00%) WAN
2 2 (50.00%) Cisco
3 1 (25.00%) Service Management
3 1 (25.00%) CISM
3 1 (25.00%) CISSP
3 1 (25.00%) Red Hat
3 1 (25.00%) Symantec
3 1 (25.00%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (25.00%) Project Management
3 1 (25.00%) Linux
3 1 (25.00%) C#
3 1 (25.00%) VBScript
3 1 (25.00%) ITIL
3 1 (25.00%) Risk Management
3 1 (25.00%) Firewall

IT 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 2 (50.00%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) Intrusion Detection
1 2 (50.00%) LAN
1 2 (50.00%) WAN
1 2 (50.00%) WLAN
2 1 (25.00%) Firewall
General
1 3 (75.00%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (25.00%) Linux
3 1 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 3 (75.00%) Penetration Testing
1 3 (75.00%) Security Management
1 3 (75.00%) Supplier Management
2 2 (50.00%) Change Management
2 2 (50.00%) Network Management
3 1 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (25.00%) Data Security
3 1 (25.00%) ITIL
3 1 (25.00%) ITSM
3 1 (25.00%) Privileged Access Management
3 1 (25.00%) Project Management
3 1 (25.00%) Risk Analysis
3 1 (25.00%) Risk Management
3 1 (25.00%) Security Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) C#
1 1 (25.00%) PowerShell
1 1 (25.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) CISM
1 1 (25.00%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) COBIT
1 1 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (75.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (25.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Cisco
2 1 (25.00%) Red Hat
2 1 (25.00%) Symantec