The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in Aberdeen during the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Consultant
Scotland / Aberdeen
Rank 7 7 3
Rank change year-on-year 0 -4  
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 4 4 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Aberdeen 11.11% 15.38% 21.92%
As % of the Job Titles category 11.43% 16.00% 23.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 4
Median daily rate £350 £375 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.66% -9.09%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £335 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £356 £415 £468
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £439 £438
% change year-on-year +2.56% +0.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.00 £48.00 £24.50
% change year-on-year -2.08% +95.91%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Aberdeen. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Aberdeen
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 35 25 68
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Aberdeen 97.22% 96.15% 93.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 9 27
Median daily rate £325 £465 £230
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -30.10% +102.17%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £325 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £530 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 7 8
Median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +55.17%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £40.00 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.00 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in Aberdeen

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Aberdeen that featured Consultant in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Consultant in Aberdeen

Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Aberdeen

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Consultant in Aberdeen.

Contractor daily rate trend for Consultant in Aberdeen

Consultant
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Aberdeen

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Consultant in Aberdeen

Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Aberdeen

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, 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 Aberdeen region featuring Consultant in the job title.

1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (40.00%) C#
1 2 (40.00%) HTML
1 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (40.00%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (40.00%) SharePoint 2010
1 2 (40.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (20.00%) ERP
2 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (20.00%) Time Management
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (20.00%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 1 (20.00%) vSphere
2 1 (20.00%) Change Control
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (20.00%) Master Data Management
2 1 (20.00%) Server Building
2 1 (20.00%) SDLC
2 1 (20.00%) Conflict Management
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (20.00%) SharePoint Server
2 1 (20.00%) Marketing
2 1 (20.00%) Degree
2 1 (20.00%) InfoPath
2 1 (20.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (20.00%) IIS
2 1 (20.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (20.00%) CSS
2 1 (20.00%) XML
2 1 (20.00%) Windows

Consultant Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Aberdeen 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 (40.00%) SharePoint
1 2 (40.00%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (20.00%) IIS
2 1 (20.00%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (20.00%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) Firewall
1 1 (20.00%) Intranet
1 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
1 1 (20.00%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) HTML
2 1 (20.00%) CSS
2 1 (20.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Clustering
1 1 (20.00%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
1 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) Change Control
1 1 (20.00%) Conflict Management
1 1 (20.00%) CRM
1 1 (20.00%) Data Management
1 1 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 1 (20.00%) ERP
1 1 (20.00%) Master Data Management
1 1 (20.00%) OO
1 1 (20.00%) OOP
1 1 (20.00%) SDLC
1 1 (20.00%) Server Building
1 1 (20.00%) Service Delivery
1 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (20.00%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) Degree
1 1 (20.00%) MCSE
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Veritas Volume Manager
1 1 (20.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Clustering
1 1 (20.00%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (20.00%) Citrix
2 1 (20.00%) Veritas