The table below looks at the statistics for the Technical 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 Technical Consultant in their job title over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Technical Consultant
Rank 118 112 102
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -10
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Consultant 13 11 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.51% 0.42% 0.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.54% 0.43% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 5 7
Average daily rate £420 £310 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.48% +14.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £310 £252
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £425 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £448 £450 £394
% change year-on-year
-0.55% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Technical 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
2389 2536 2145
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 93.76% 95.88% 94.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 1263 1413 1027
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 52 62
Average hourly rate £22.50 £18.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.62% +19.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £46.75 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

Technical Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

Technical Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Technical Consultant
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Technical Consultant Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

Technical Consultant
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Technical Consultant across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

Technical Consultant Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

Technical Consultant
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Technical Consultant Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

Technical 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 Technical Consultant within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 5 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -11 7 £488 +2.63% 1
Renfrewshire - 4 £420 -
Glasgow +3 1 £400 +29.03% 1
Aberdeen - 1 £325 -
Technical Consultant
UK

Technical Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region that cited Technical 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 Technical Consultant in their job title.

1 10 (35.71%) Finance
2 7 (25.00%) Degree
2 7 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 6 (21.43%) SAN
3 6 (21.43%) Unix
3 6 (21.43%) Microsoft
4 5 (17.86%) ITIL
4 5 (17.86%) Oracle
4 5 (17.86%) Project Management
4 5 (17.86%) SC Cleared
5 4 (14.29%) Banking
5 4 (14.29%) Java
5 4 (14.29%) SQL
5 4 (14.29%) HP
5 4 (14.29%) Web Services
5 4 (14.29%) Solaris
5 4 (14.29%) Linux
5 4 (14.29%) MS Excel
6 3 (10.71%) Apache
6 3 (10.71%) AIX
6 3 (10.71%) TCP/IP
6 3 (10.71%) WebSphere Application Server
6 3 (10.71%) IIS
6 3 (10.71%) Six Sigma
6 3 (10.71%) VMware
6 3 (10.71%) IBM HTTP Server
6 3 (10.71%) zOS
6 3 (10.71%) iPlanet
6 3 (10.71%) WebSphere MQ
6 3 (10.71%) Firewall

Technical Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region that cited Technical 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 Technical Consultant in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (10.71%) Apache
1 3 (10.71%) IBM HTTP Server
1 3 (10.71%) IIS
1 3 (10.71%) iPlanet
1 3 (10.71%) WebSphere
1 3 (10.71%) WebSphere Application Server
1 3 (10.71%) WebSphere Portal
1 3 (10.71%) WebSphere Process Server
2 2 (7.14%) SAS
3 1 (3.57%) OpenStack
Applications
1 4 (14.29%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.57%) MS Office
2 1 (3.57%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (7.14%) ACBS
1 2 (7.14%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (3.57%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (3.57%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 6 (21.43%) SAN
2 3 (10.71%) Firewall
2 3 (10.71%) TCP/IP
3 2 (7.14%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (7.14%) Cisco PIX
4 1 (3.57%) LAN
4 1 (3.57%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.14%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.57%) Oracle BI EE
General
1 10 (35.71%) Finance
2 4 (14.29%) Banking
3 1 (3.57%) Financial Institution
3 1 (3.57%) Law
3 1 (3.57%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (14.29%) Web Services
2 3 (10.71%) WebSphere MQ
3 2 (7.14%) .NET
4 1 (3.57%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.71%) Computer Science
1 3 (10.71%) DataPower
2 2 (7.14%) Clustering
2 2 (7.14%) Data Centre
2 2 (7.14%) Mainframe
3 1 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.57%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 6 (21.43%) Unix
2 4 (14.29%) Linux
2 4 (14.29%) Solaris
3 3 (10.71%) AIX
3 3 (10.71%) zOS
4 2 (7.14%) Windows
5 1 (3.57%) Windows Server
5 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (17.86%) ITIL
1 5 (17.86%) Project Management
2 3 (10.71%) ITIL V3
2 3 (10.71%) Six Sigma
3 2 (7.14%) Migration
3 2 (7.14%) PRINCE2
3 2 (7.14%) Server Building
3 2 (7.14%) Service Delivery
4 1 (3.57%) API Design
4 1 (3.57%) CRM
4 1 (3.57%) Data Modelling
4 1 (3.57%) ERP
4 1 (3.57%) High Availability
4 1 (3.57%) Mentoring
4 1 (3.57%) Patch Management
4 1 (3.57%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (3.57%) Project Governance
4 1 (3.57%) Risk Management
4 1 (3.57%) Security Management
4 1 (3.57%) Software Licensing
Programming Languages
1 4 (14.29%) Java
1 4 (14.29%) SQL
2 1 (3.57%) C#
2 1 (3.57%) JavaScript
2 1 (3.57%) PowerShell
2 1 (3.57%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 7 (25.00%) Degree
1 7 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (17.86%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.57%) MCITP
3 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.71%) JSP 440
System Software
1 1 (3.57%) Active Directory
1 1 (3.57%) Veritas Cluster Server
1 1 (3.57%) Veritas File System
1 1 (3.57%) Veritas Volume Manager
1 1 (3.57%) VMware ESX
1 1 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (3.57%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (7.14%) SCCM
1 2 (7.14%) SCOM
2 1 (3.57%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 6 (21.43%) Microsoft
2 5 (17.86%) Oracle
3 4 (14.29%) HP
4 3 (10.71%) VMware
5 2 (7.14%) CheckPoint
5 2 (7.14%) Cisco
5 2 (7.14%) F5
5 2 (7.14%) IBM
5 2 (7.14%) Teradata
6 1 (3.57%) Citrix
6 1 (3.57%) SAP
6 1 (3.57%) ServiceNow
6 1 (3.57%) Veritas
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