The median contractor rate for a Business Consultant was £650 per day in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 3 months to 25 June 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.

Business Consultant
Scotland / Edinburgh
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 68 95 -
Rank change year-on-year +27 -  
Contract jobs requiring a Business Consultant 14 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 1.18% 0.075% -
As % of the Job Titles category 1.22% 0.079% -
Number of daily rates quoted 9 1 0
Median daily rate £650 £650 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £413 £455
% change year-on-year +15.15% -9.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £22.35 -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh. 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
Edinburgh
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1145 1265 1367
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 96.22% 95.47% 95.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 667 696 721
Median daily rate £375 £400 £353
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +13.31%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £270 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 9 21
Median hourly rate £15.86 £29.16 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -45.60% +45.78%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.39 £50.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Business Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

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

Job vacancy trend for Business Consultant in Edinburgh

Business Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Business Consultant in Edinburgh

Business Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Business Consultant in Edinburgh over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Business Consultant in Edinburgh

Business Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 25 June 2017, Business 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 Edinburgh region featuring Business Consultant in the job title.

1 14 (87.50%) Unit4 Business World
1 14 (87.50%) Finance
2 13 (81.25%) Workflow
2 13 (81.25%) ERP
3 12 (75.00%) Business Intelligence
4 11 (68.75%) User Acceptance Testing
5 10 (62.50%) Performance Testing
5 10 (62.50%) Integration Testing
5 10 (62.50%) Migration
5 10 (62.50%) Regression Testing
5 10 (62.50%) Data Migration
5 10 (62.50%) System Integration Testing
5 10 (62.50%) SDLC
6 9 (56.25%) Local Government
7 5 (31.25%) Validation
8 4 (25.00%) BusinessObjects
8 4 (25.00%) Cognos
9 3 (18.75%) General Ledger
10 2 (12.50%) Legal
10 2 (12.50%) XML
10 2 (12.50%) E-Procurement
10 2 (12.50%) Supplier Management
11 1 (6.25%) Wealth Management
11 1 (6.25%) Looker
11 1 (6.25%) Sonata
11 1 (6.25%) Presales
11 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
11 1 (6.25%) Tableau
11 1 (6.25%) Analytics
11 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills

Business Consultant Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh 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:

Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 14 (87.50%) Unit4 Business World
2 1 (6.25%) Sonata
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (25.00%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (6.25%) Looker
2 1 (6.25%) MySQL
General
1 14 (87.50%) Finance
2 9 (56.25%) Local Government
3 3 (18.75%) General Ledger
4 2 (12.50%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (6.25%) Client/Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (81.25%) ERP
1 13 (81.25%) Workflow
2 12 (75.00%) Business Intelligence
3 11 (68.75%) User Acceptance Testing
4 10 (62.50%) Data Migration
4 10 (62.50%) Integration Testing
4 10 (62.50%) Migration
4 10 (62.50%) Performance Testing
4 10 (62.50%) Regression Testing
4 10 (62.50%) SDLC
4 10 (62.50%) System Integration Testing
5 5 (31.25%) Validation
6 2 (12.50%) E-Procurement
6 2 (12.50%) Supplier Management
7 1 (6.25%) Analytics
7 1 (6.25%) Business Analysis
7 1 (6.25%) Change Management
7 1 (6.25%) Presales
7 1 (6.25%) Time Management
7 1 (6.25%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.25%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 4 (25.00%) Cognos
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.25%) Tableau