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 23 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Technical Consultant
Rank 108 102 85
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -17
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Consultant 13 10 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.49% 0.44% 1.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.52% 0.47% 1.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 16
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£310 £310 £334
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -7.11%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £25.00
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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
2500 2131 1905
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 94.27% 92.81% 94.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 1360 1048 1005
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 £242 £225 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £484 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 63 54
Average hourly rate £24.00 £16.72 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+43.54% +1.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.10 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -8.33%

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 23 January 2015.

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 23 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
Glasgow +2 10 £310 +14.81%
Edinburgh -12 3 £475 +91.91% 3
Technical Consultant
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Technical Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, 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 12 (33.33%) VMware
1 12 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (30.56%) Windows
2 11 (30.56%) Microsoft
3 10 (27.78%) Finance
4 9 (25.00%) SCCM
5 8 (22.22%) TCP/IP
6 7 (19.44%) Oracle
6 7 (19.44%) SOA
6 7 (19.44%) Workflow
6 7 (19.44%) Oracle Workflow
7 6 (16.67%) Firewall
7 6 (16.67%) SharePoint
7 6 (16.67%) ITIL
7 6 (16.67%) VPN
7 6 (16.67%) HP
7 6 (16.67%) Dell
7 6 (16.67%) ITIL Certification
7 6 (16.67%) SAN
7 6 (16.67%) CommVault
7 6 (16.67%) Symantec
7 6 (16.67%) Degree
7 6 (16.67%) Computer Science
7 6 (16.67%) Data Mapping
8 5 (13.89%) Microsoft Azure
8 5 (13.89%) Lync
8 5 (13.89%) Office 365
8 5 (13.89%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 5 (13.89%) NetBackup
8 5 (13.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)

Technical Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, 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 7 (19.44%) Oracle Workflow
2 6 (16.67%) SharePoint
3 5 (13.89%) Lync
4 1 (2.78%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (11.11%) MS Excel
2 3 (8.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (11.11%) Oracle Applications
1 4 (11.11%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (5.56%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (5.56%) Oracle HRMS
2 2 (5.56%) Oracle Payroll
2 2 (5.56%) Agresso
2 2 (5.56%) Oracle 11i
3 1 (2.78%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (13.89%) Microsoft Azure
1 5 (13.89%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (22.22%) TCP/IP
2 6 (16.67%) Firewall
2 6 (16.67%) VPN
2 6 (16.67%) SAN
3 3 (8.33%) Intranet
4 2 (5.56%) SSL
4 2 (5.56%) SNMP
5 1 (2.78%) NetScaler
General
1 10 (27.78%) Finance
2 2 (5.56%) Local Government
3 1 (2.78%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.33%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (16.67%) Computer Science
2 3 (8.33%) Learning Management System
3 1 (2.78%) Fat Client
3 1 (2.78%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.78%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 11 (30.56%) Windows
2 3 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (19.44%) SOA
1 7 (19.44%) Workflow
2 6 (16.67%) ITIL
2 6 (16.67%) Data Mapping
3 3 (8.33%) Information Security
4 2 (5.56%) E-business
5 1 (2.78%) Technical Architecture
5 1 (2.78%) Analytics
5 1 (2.78%) ERP
5 1 (2.78%) CRM
5 1 (2.78%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.56%) SQL
1 2 (5.56%) R
Qualifications
1 6 (16.67%) ITIL Certification
1 6 (16.67%) Degree
2 5 (13.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 3 (8.33%) SC Cleared
3 3 (8.33%) Security Cleared
3 3 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (2.78%) MCP
4 1 (2.78%) MCSE
4 1 (2.78%) MCTS
System Software
1 12 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.78%) vSphere
2 1 (2.78%) vCloud
2 1 (2.78%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 9 (25.00%) SCCM
2 5 (13.89%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 5 (13.89%) NetBackup
3 2 (5.56%) SCOM
4 1 (2.78%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 12 (33.33%) VMware
2 11 (30.56%) Microsoft
3 7 (19.44%) Oracle
4 6 (16.67%) HP
4 6 (16.67%) Dell
4 6 (16.67%) CommVault
4 6 (16.67%) Symantec
5 3 (8.33%) NetApp
5 3 (8.33%) EMC
6 2 (5.56%) Cisco
7 1 (2.78%) Citrix
7 1 (2.78%) Altiris
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