The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Scotland region that had Technical Consultant featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 29 May 2016 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
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Technical Consultant
Rank 142 125 124
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Consultant 9 6 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.31% 0.20% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.33% 0.21% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 4
Median daily rate £450 £525 £356
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +47.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £401 £341 £333
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £525 £459
UK excluding London median daily rate £423 £406 £400
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £32.50
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
2689 2858 2442
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 92.72% 95.55% 93.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 1515 1493 1367
Median daily rate £375 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £235 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 96 80
Median hourly rate £19.50 £19.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.63% +5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.19 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £40.00 £32.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.16 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.29% -2.06%

Technical Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

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 29 May 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Technical Consultant within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 29 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -3 6 £450 -14.23% 2
Renfrewshire -36 2 £440 -
Glasgow 0 1 - - 2
Technical Consultant
UK

Technical Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 29 May 2016, Technical 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 Technical Consultant in the job title.

1 7 (38.89%) Degree
2 6 (33.33%) Finance
2 6 (33.33%) Linux
3 5 (27.78%) Unix
4 4 (22.22%) AIX
4 4 (22.22%) Java
4 4 (22.22%) zOS
5 3 (16.67%) iPlanet
5 3 (16.67%) WebSphere MQ
5 3 (16.67%) Project Management
5 3 (16.67%) IBM HTTP Server
5 3 (16.67%) WebSphere Application Server
5 3 (16.67%) IIS
5 3 (16.67%) Solaris
5 3 (16.67%) Web Services
5 3 (16.67%) Apache
5 3 (16.67%) WebSphere Process Server
5 3 (16.67%) Computer Science
5 3 (16.67%) SC Cleared
5 3 (16.67%) Security Cleared
5 3 (16.67%) DataPower
5 3 (16.67%) WebSphere Portal
5 3 (16.67%) WebSphere
6 2 (11.11%) Six Sigma
6 2 (11.11%) ITIL V3
6 2 (11.11%) OpenStack
6 2 (11.11%) JSP 440
6 2 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (11.11%) Microsoft
6 2 (11.11%) SAN

Technical 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 3 (16.67%) Apache
1 3 (16.67%) IBM HTTP Server
1 3 (16.67%) IIS
1 3 (16.67%) iPlanet
1 3 (16.67%) WebSphere
1 3 (16.67%) WebSphere Application Server
1 3 (16.67%) WebSphere Portal
1 3 (16.67%) WebSphere Process Server
2 2 (11.11%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (5.56%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.11%) SAN
2 1 (5.56%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) Oracle BI EE
General
1 6 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (5.56%) Banking
2 1 (5.56%) Financial Institution
2 1 (5.56%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (16.67%) Web Services
1 3 (16.67%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (5.56%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) Computer Science
1 3 (16.67%) DataPower
2 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.56%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.56%) LPAR
2 1 (5.56%) Mainframe
2 1 (5.56%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 6 (33.33%) Linux
2 5 (27.78%) Unix
3 4 (22.22%) AIX
3 4 (22.22%) zOS
4 3 (16.67%) Solaris
5 1 (5.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (16.67%) Project Management
2 2 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (11.11%) ITIL
2 2 (11.11%) ITIL V3
2 2 (11.11%) PRINCE2
2 2 (11.11%) Six Sigma
3 1 (5.56%) Change Control
3 1 (5.56%) Data Migration
3 1 (5.56%) Kanban
3 1 (5.56%) Mentoring
3 1 (5.56%) Migration
3 1 (5.56%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (5.56%) Programme Management
3 1 (5.56%) Scrum
3 1 (5.56%) Service Delivery
3 1 (5.56%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (22.22%) Java
2 1 (5.56%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 7 (38.89%) Degree
2 3 (16.67%) SC Cleared
2 3 (16.67%) Security Cleared
3 1 (5.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.11%) JSP 440
2 1 (5.56%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (5.56%) QA
System Software
1 1 (5.56%) ACF2
1 1 (5.56%) PowerHA
1 1 (5.56%) XenApp
1 1 (5.56%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) zSecure
Vendors
1 2 (11.11%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.56%) CA
2 1 (5.56%) Citrix
2 1 (5.56%) IBM
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle
2 1 (5.56%) Red Hat
2 1 (5.56%) SAP
2 1 (5.56%) ServiceNow