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 18 September 2014 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Consultant
Rank 100 100 98
Rank change year-on-year
0 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Consultant 29 9 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.04% 0.37% 0.65%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.12% 0.40% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 5 14
Average daily rate
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£347 £400 £319
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.19% +25.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £336 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £418 £424
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £338
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +18.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 £44.97 £43.48
% change year-on-year
+5.62% +3.42%
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
2589 2268 2464
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 93.10% 93.37% 93.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 1370 1086 1160
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £221 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £491 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 88 119
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.86 £17.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.79% -2.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.25 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £32.50 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 18 September 2014.

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 18 September 2014. 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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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
Glasgow -6 11 £550 +60.58% 3
Aberdeen +13 6 £310 -22.50%
Edinburgh -6 1 - -
North Lanarkshire - - - - 1
Technical Consultant
UK

Technical Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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 14 (37.84%) Oracle
2 12 (32.43%) SOA
2 12 (32.43%) Workflow
2 12 (32.43%) Oracle Workflow
3 10 (27.03%) Finance
4 8 (21.62%) VMware
4 8 (21.62%) TCP/IP
4 8 (21.62%) Windows
5 7 (18.92%) ITIL
5 7 (18.92%) VMware Infrastructure
5 7 (18.92%) Oracle EBS R12
6 6 (16.22%) Security Cleared
6 6 (16.22%) Data Mapping
6 6 (16.22%) Degree
6 6 (16.22%) Computer Science
6 6 (16.22%) VPN
6 6 (16.22%) ITIL Certification
6 6 (16.22%) Oracle Applications
6 6 (16.22%) Firewall
7 5 (13.51%) Microsoft
7 5 (13.51%) SharePoint
7 5 (13.51%) SC Cleared
8 4 (10.81%) Oracle HRMS
8 4 (10.81%) R
8 4 (10.81%) Citrix
8 4 (10.81%) Intranet
8 4 (10.81%) Oracle Payroll
8 4 (10.81%) E-business
9 3 (8.11%) Information Security
9 3 (8.11%) HP

Technical Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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 12 (32.43%) Oracle Workflow
2 5 (13.51%) SharePoint
3 2 (5.41%) IIS
3 2 (5.41%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (5.41%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 3 (8.11%) MS Office
2 1 (2.70%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (18.92%) Oracle EBS R12
2 6 (16.22%) Oracle Applications
3 4 (10.81%) Oracle Payroll
3 4 (10.81%) Oracle HRMS
4 2 (5.41%) Oracle 11i
4 2 (5.41%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (2.70%) Movex
Communications & Networking
1 8 (21.62%) TCP/IP
2 6 (16.22%) VPN
2 6 (16.22%) Firewall
3 4 (10.81%) Intranet
4 3 (8.11%) NetScaler
5 2 (5.41%) SSL
5 2 (5.41%) SNMP
6 1 (2.70%) DHCP
6 1 (2.70%) DNS
6 1 (2.70%) SAN
6 1 (2.70%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.70%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.70%) Oracle Database
General
1 10 (27.03%) Finance
2 3 (8.11%) Local Government
3 2 (5.41%) Banking
4 1 (2.70%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.11%) HTML
2 1 (2.70%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 6 (16.22%) Computer Science
2 3 (8.11%) Fat Client
2 3 (8.11%) Learning Management System
2 3 (8.11%) Thin Client
3 1 (2.70%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.70%) IVR
3 1 (2.70%) Firmware
3 1 (2.70%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 8 (21.62%) Windows
2 1 (2.70%) Windows 2000
2 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (32.43%) SOA
1 12 (32.43%) Workflow
2 7 (18.92%) ITIL
3 6 (16.22%) Data Mapping
4 4 (10.81%) E-business
5 3 (8.11%) Information Security
5 3 (8.11%) Analytics
6 2 (5.41%) ERP
6 2 (5.41%) Migration
7 1 (2.70%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (2.70%) UML
7 1 (2.70%) CRM
7 1 (2.70%) Project Management
7 1 (2.70%) Service Management
7 1 (2.70%) Asset Management
7 1 (2.70%) Performance Testing
7 1 (2.70%) Test Scripting
7 1 (2.70%) Capacity Planning
7 1 (2.70%) Change Control
7 1 (2.70%) Business Analytics
Programming Languages
1 4 (10.81%) R
2 3 (8.11%) SQL
3 1 (2.70%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (16.22%) ITIL Certification
1 6 (16.22%) Degree
1 6 (16.22%) Security Cleared
2 5 (13.51%) SC Cleared
3 3 (8.11%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (5.41%) MCSE
5 1 (2.70%) MCP
5 1 (2.70%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 7 (18.92%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.70%) XenServer
2 1 (2.70%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.70%) VMware ESX
2 1 (2.70%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 1 (2.70%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 1 (2.70%) SCCM
Vendors
1 14 (37.84%) Oracle
2 8 (21.62%) VMware
3 5 (13.51%) Microsoft
4 4 (10.81%) Citrix
5 3 (8.11%) HP
6 1 (2.70%) Genesys
6 1 (2.70%) Symantec
6 1 (2.70%) AppSense
6 1 (2.70%) Altiris
6 1 (2.70%) Misys
6 1 (2.70%) SAP