Period
to 18 June 2018

The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £465 per day in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 6 months to 18 June 2018.

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.

Consultant
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
18 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 39 21 20
Rank change year-on-year -18 -1 +30
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 113 134 201
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 3.90% 6.67% 7.08%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.05% 6.94% 7.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 71 85
Edinburgh median daily rate £465 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.11% +5.56% +8.76%
10th Percentile £363 £363 £300
90th Percentile £595 £675 £575
Scotland median daily rate £425 £430 £420
% change year-on-year -1.16% +2.38% -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate - - -
Scotland median hourly rate £8.62 £26.50 -
% change year-on-year -67.47% - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Edinburgh
Contract vacancies in Edinburgh with a recognized job title 2,788 1,932 2,724
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.14% 96.12% 95.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,645 1,199 1,483
Edinburgh median daily rate £401 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.13% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £237 £275
90th Percentile £556 £550 £561
Scotland median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 26 16
Edinburgh median hourly rate £17.00 £20.75 £15.41
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.07% +34.67% -25.75%
10th Percentile £10.25 £12.75 £10.89
90th Percentile £45.00 £52.09 £45.63
Scotland median hourly rate £15.93 £22.25 £22.25
% change year-on-year -28.40% - +7.54%

Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

Job postings that featured Consultant in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh.

Job vacancy trend for Consultant in Edinburgh

Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Consultant in Edinburgh

Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Consultant in Edinburgh over the 6 months to 18 June 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Consultant in Edinburgh

Consultant
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Consultant in Edinburgh

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

For the 6 months to 18 June 2018, Consultant contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Edinburgh region featuring Consultant in the job title.

1 25 (22.12%) Finance
2 21 (18.58%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (16.81%) DevOps
4 14 (12.39%) User Experience
4 14 (12.39%) Windows
5 12 (10.62%) SQL
5 12 (10.62%) Migration
6 11 (9.73%) Stakeholder Management
6 11 (9.73%) Ansible
7 10 (8.85%) Oracle
8 9 (7.96%) SAP
8 9 (7.96%) VMware
8 9 (7.96%) Amazon AWS
8 9 (7.96%) Docker
8 9 (7.96%) Mentoring
8 9 (7.96%) Windows 10
8 9 (7.96%) Prototyping
9 8 (7.08%) Wireframes
9 8 (7.08%) PowerShell
9 8 (7.08%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 8 (7.08%) Information Security
9 8 (7.08%) Microsoft Excel
10 7 (6.19%) Change Management
10 7 (6.19%) Microsoft Azure
10 7 (6.19%) Office 365
10 7 (6.19%) VMware Infrastructure
10 7 (6.19%) Banking
10 7 (6.19%) Data Analysis
10 7 (6.19%) SCCM
11 6 (5.31%) Project Management

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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (2.65%) IIS
1 3 (2.65%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.88%) Apache
2 1 (0.88%) CICS
2 1 (0.88%) Confluence
2 1 (0.88%) FileNet
2 1 (0.88%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (0.88%) SAS
2 1 (0.88%) Skype for Business
2 1 (0.88%) Tomcat
Applications
1 8 (7.08%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.77%) InVision
Business Applications
1 4 (3.54%) SAP SD
2 2 (1.77%) SAP ERP
2 2 (1.77%) SAP HR
3 1 (0.88%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.88%) HFM
3 1 (0.88%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.88%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.88%) SAP HCM
3 1 (0.88%) SAP PP
3 1 (0.88%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 9 (7.96%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (6.19%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (6.19%) Office 365
3 4 (3.54%) OpenShift
4 3 (2.65%) Heroku
4 3 (2.65%) IaaS
4 3 (2.65%) PaaS
4 3 (2.65%) SaaS
5 2 (1.77%) Adobe Creative Cloud
5 2 (1.77%) AWS CloudFormation
5 2 (1.77%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.88%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.42%) Firewall
2 3 (2.65%) Skype
3 2 (1.77%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (1.77%) Internet
3 2 (1.77%) LAN
3 2 (1.77%) Network Security
3 2 (1.77%) WAN
4 1 (0.88%) DNS
4 1 (0.88%) SSH
4 1 (0.88%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.42%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (3.54%) MongoDB
2 4 (3.54%) SQL Server
3 3 (2.65%) Informix
3 3 (2.65%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.77%) RDBMS
4 2 (1.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.88%) Data Lake
5 1 (0.88%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.88%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.88%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.88%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (0.88%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.88%) Power BI
5 1 (0.88%) SAP BW
5 1 (0.88%) Spatial Data
5 1 (0.88%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.88%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 4 (3.54%) TeamCity
2 3 (2.65%) Jenkins
2 3 (2.65%) MSI
3 1 (0.88%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.88%) JIRA
3 1 (0.88%) Oracle APEX
3 1 (0.88%) Oracle Forms
General
1 25 (22.12%) Finance
2 7 (6.19%) Banking
3 4 (3.54%) Back Office
4 2 (1.77%) Billing
5 1 (0.88%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.42%) CSS
1 5 (4.42%) HTML
2 3 (2.65%) Web Services
3 2 (1.77%) .NET
3 2 (1.77%) ASP.NET
3 2 (1.77%) Node.js
3 2 (1.77%) Sass
4 1 (0.88%) Ajax
4 1 (0.88%) AngularJS
4 1 (0.88%) CSS3
4 1 (0.88%) Hibernate
4 1 (0.88%) J2EE
4 1 (0.88%) JSON
4 1 (0.88%) Middleware
4 1 (0.88%) Oracle GoldenGate
4 1 (0.88%) PostGIS
4 1 (0.88%) REST
4 1 (0.88%) SAML
4 1 (0.88%) Spring
4 1 (0.88%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (12.39%) User Experience
2 5 (4.42%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (3.54%) PKI
4 3 (2.65%) Data Centre
4 3 (2.65%) Public Cloud
5 2 (1.77%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.77%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.77%) Private Cloud
5 2 (1.77%) Virtual Team
6 1 (0.88%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.88%) CMDB
6 1 (0.88%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.88%) Derivative
6 1 (0.88%) Enterprise Cloud
6 1 (0.88%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.88%) Equities
6 1 (0.88%) Fixed Income
6 1 (0.88%) FMCG
6 1 (0.88%) Grid Computing
6 1 (0.88%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 14 (12.39%) Windows
2 9 (7.96%) Windows 10
3 5 (4.42%) Linux
3 5 (4.42%) Unix
4 3 (2.65%) Windows 7
5 2 (1.77%) Windows Server
5 2 (1.77%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.88%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (18.58%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (16.81%) DevOps
3 12 (10.62%) Migration
4 11 (9.73%) Stakeholder Management
5 9 (7.96%) Mentoring
5 9 (7.96%) Prototyping
6 8 (7.08%) Information Security
6 8 (7.08%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 8 (7.08%) Wireframes
7 7 (6.19%) Change Management
7 7 (6.19%) Data Analysis
8 6 (5.31%) Business Intelligence
8 6 (5.31%) Coaching
8 6 (5.31%) Project Management
9 5 (4.42%) Continuous Delivery
9 5 (4.42%) Data Modelling
9 5 (4.42%) Problem-Solving
9 5 (4.42%) Waterfall
10 4 (3.54%) Digital Transformation Programme
10 4 (3.54%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 12 (10.62%) SQL
2 8 (7.08%) PowerShell
3 3 (2.65%) ABAP
3 3 (2.65%) Java
3 3 (2.65%) JavaScript
3 3 (2.65%) Shell Script
4 2 (1.77%) PL/SQL
5 1 (0.88%) C#
5 1 (0.88%) PHP
5 1 (0.88%) Python
5 1 (0.88%) R
5 1 (0.88%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (5.31%) CISSP
2 4 (3.54%) CISM
3 3 (2.65%) Degree
4 2 (1.77%) CISA
5 1 (0.88%) AWS Certification
5 1 (0.88%) CEH
5 1 (0.88%) CGEIT
5 1 (0.88%) CompTIA Security+
5 1 (0.88%) CRISC
5 1 (0.88%) GSEC
5 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.88%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.77%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.88%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.88%) GDPR
3 1 (0.88%) PMO
System Software
1 9 (7.96%) Docker
2 7 (6.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (5.31%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.88%) EMC RecoverPoint
4 1 (0.88%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.88%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 11 (9.73%) Ansible
2 7 (6.19%) SCCM
3 4 (3.54%) Terraform
4 3 (2.65%) Kubernetes
4 3 (2.65%) NetBackup
4 3 (2.65%) Puppet
5 2 (1.77%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.88%) Control-M
6 1 (0.88%) Data Guard
6 1 (0.88%) vCenter Server
6 1 (0.88%) vRealize
6 1 (0.88%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 10 (8.85%) Oracle
2 9 (7.96%) SAP
2 9 (7.96%) VMware
3 6 (5.31%) Microsoft
4 4 (3.54%) Thales
5 3 (2.65%) Cisco
5 3 (2.65%) EMC
5 3 (2.65%) Veritas
6 2 (1.77%) Adobe
6 2 (1.77%) Aruba
6 2 (1.77%) Gemalto
6 2 (1.77%) HP
6 2 (1.77%) IBM
6 2 (1.77%) Palo Alto
7 1 (0.88%) AppDynamics
7 1 (0.88%) MobileIron
7 1 (0.88%) ServiceNow
7 1 (0.88%) Splunk
7 1 (0.88%) Tableau
7 1 (0.88%) Twitter