The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 3 months to 26 May 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.

Consultant
Scotland / Edinburgh
3 months to
26 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 17 22 46
Rank change year-on-year +5 +24  
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 74 96 41
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 7.10% 6.79% 2.88%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.36% 7.13% 3.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 37 14
Median daily rate £550 £475 £354
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.78% +34.27%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £375 £311
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £580 £514
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.55% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.00 £45.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year +1.09% +24.65%  

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 1006 1347 1363
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 96.55% 95.26% 95.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 592 758 744
Median daily rate £395 £400 £356
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.25% +12.35%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £280 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £509 £550 £493
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 9 25
Median hourly rate £16.93 £20.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.41% +57.69%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £13.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.39 £49.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year - +9.37%  

Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

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

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 3 months to 26 May 2017.

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 26 May 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 Edinburgh region featuring Consultant in the job title.

1 59 (45.38%) Finance
2 28 (21.54%) SQL
3 25 (19.23%) Unit4 Business World
4 23 (17.69%) Business Intelligence
4 23 (17.69%) ERP
5 22 (16.92%) Workflow
5 22 (16.92%) Banking
6 20 (15.38%) Migration
6 20 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
7 18 (13.85%) Law
7 18 (13.85%) Data Centre
7 18 (13.85%) SDLC
7 18 (13.85%) Programme Delivery
8 17 (13.08%) System Integration Testing
8 17 (13.08%) Regression Testing
8 17 (13.08%) Agile Software Development
8 17 (13.08%) Performance Testing
8 17 (13.08%) Integration Testing
8 17 (13.08%) Data Migration
8 17 (13.08%) SIEM
9 15 (11.54%) User Experience
10 14 (10.77%) Local Government
11 12 (9.23%) Linux
12 10 (7.69%) Prototyping
13 9 (6.92%) Validation
13 9 (6.92%) Asset Management
13 9 (6.92%) CSS
14 8 (6.15%) Microsoft Excel
14 8 (6.15%) Cisco
14 8 (6.15%) Analytics

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 4 (3.08%) SAS
2 1 (0.77%) IIS
2 1 (0.77%) Oracle Spatial
2 1 (0.77%) WebSphere
Applications
1 8 (6.15%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (5.38%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (5.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.77%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 25 (19.23%) Unit4 Business World
2 7 (5.38%) Markit EDM
3 2 (1.54%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.77%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.77%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.77%) Maximo
4 1 (0.77%) SAP Hybris
4 1 (0.77%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.08%) Google Analytics
2 1 (0.77%) Boomi
2 1 (0.77%) OpenShift
2 1 (0.77%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (5.38%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 6 (4.62%) Network Security
3 5 (3.85%) DNS
4 4 (3.08%) BIG-IP
4 4 (3.08%) Cisco ASA
4 4 (3.08%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 2 (1.54%) SAN
6 1 (0.77%) DHCP
6 1 (0.77%) Firewall
6 1 (0.77%) MPLS
6 1 (0.77%) NetScaler
6 1 (0.77%) SSL
6 1 (0.77%) VXLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (5.38%) RDBMS
1 7 (5.38%) Relational Database
1 7 (5.38%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.62%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 6 (4.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 6 (4.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (3.85%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (1.54%) Apache Hive
4 2 (1.54%) Big Data
4 2 (1.54%) SAS Enterprise Guide
4 2 (1.54%) SAS Visual Analytics
5 1 (0.77%) Base SAS
5 1 (0.77%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.77%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.77%) Impala
5 1 (0.77%) Looker
5 1 (0.77%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.77%) Pentaho
5 1 (0.77%) SAS Data Integration Studio
5 1 (0.77%) SAS EBI
Development Applications
1 5 (3.85%) Axure RP
1 5 (3.85%) Balsamiq Mockups
2 2 (1.54%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.54%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.77%) Cucumber
3 1 (0.77%) Gradle
3 1 (0.77%) ProC
3 1 (0.77%) Selenium
3 1 (0.77%) Subversion
General
1 59 (45.38%) Finance
2 22 (16.92%) Banking
3 18 (13.85%) Law
4 14 (10.77%) Local Government
5 4 (3.08%) Legal
6 3 (2.31%) General Ledger
7 2 (1.54%) Back Office
7 2 (1.54%) Marketing
7 2 (1.54%) Retail
8 1 (0.77%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.77%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (6.92%) CSS
2 7 (5.38%) HTML
3 5 (3.85%) Sass
3 5 (3.85%) XML
4 2 (1.54%) AngularJS
4 2 (1.54%) CSS3
4 2 (1.54%) HTML5
4 2 (1.54%) RESTful
4 2 (1.54%) Spring
5 1 (0.77%) .NET
5 1 (0.77%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.77%) Hibernate
5 1 (0.77%) J2EE
5 1 (0.77%) JPA
5 1 (0.77%) jQuery
5 1 (0.77%) Middleware
5 1 (0.77%) Node.js
5 1 (0.77%) React
5 1 (0.77%) Spring Boot
5 1 (0.77%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 18 (13.85%) Data Centre
2 15 (11.54%) User Experience
3 8 (6.15%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (4.62%) Computer Science
5 5 (3.85%) Mobile App
6 4 (3.08%) Fintech
7 2 (1.54%) Clustering
7 2 (1.54%) Replication
8 1 (0.77%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.77%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.77%) IBM Mainframe
8 1 (0.77%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.77%) Online Banking
8 1 (0.77%) RSA SecurID
8 1 (0.77%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 12 (9.23%) Linux
2 6 (4.62%) Unix
3 5 (3.85%) Windows
4 3 (2.31%) AIX
4 3 (2.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.77%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.77%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.77%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (17.69%) Business Intelligence
1 23 (17.69%) ERP
2 22 (16.92%) Workflow
3 20 (15.38%) Migration
3 20 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
4 18 (13.85%) Programme Delivery
4 18 (13.85%) SDLC
5 17 (13.08%) Agile Software Development
5 17 (13.08%) Data Migration
5 17 (13.08%) Integration Testing
5 17 (13.08%) Performance Testing
5 17 (13.08%) Regression Testing
5 17 (13.08%) SIEM
5 17 (13.08%) System Integration Testing
6 10 (7.69%) Prototyping
7 9 (6.92%) Asset Management
7 9 (6.92%) Validation
8 8 (6.15%) Analytics
9 7 (5.38%) Digital Transformation Programme
9 7 (5.38%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 28 (21.54%) SQL
2 7 (5.38%) Perl
2 7 (5.38%) Python
3 6 (4.62%) Java
4 4 (3.08%) VBA
5 3 (2.31%) JavaScript
6 2 (1.54%) C
6 2 (1.54%) PHP
7 1 (0.77%) ES6
7 1 (0.77%) Korn
7 1 (0.77%) MATLAB
7 1 (0.77%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.77%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.77%) PROC SQL
7 1 (0.77%) SAS Macro
7 1 (0.77%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 7 (5.38%) Degree
2 3 (2.31%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.77%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (0.77%) CISM
3 1 (0.77%) CISSP
3 1 (0.77%) PhD
3 1 (0.77%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.77%) VCAP
3 1 (0.77%) VCP6
3 1 (0.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.08%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.77%) COBIT
2 1 (0.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (2.31%) Active Directory
1 3 (2.31%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.54%) RHEV
3 1 (0.77%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (0.77%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.77%) VMware Server
3 1 (0.77%) vSphere
3 1 (0.77%) XenApp
3 1 (0.77%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (1.54%) Control-M
1 2 (1.54%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (1.54%) Puppet
1 2 (1.54%) Rundeck
1 2 (1.54%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (0.77%) Ansible
2 1 (0.77%) MIMEsweeper
2 1 (0.77%) Red Hat Satellite
2 1 (0.77%) SCCM
2 1 (0.77%) vRealize
Vendors
1 8 (6.15%) Cisco
2 7 (5.38%) F5
2 7 (5.38%) McAfee
2 7 (5.38%) Microsoft
2 7 (5.38%) Oracle
2 7 (5.38%) Splunk
3 6 (4.62%) Bloomberg
3 6 (4.62%) Blue Coat
3 6 (4.62%) FactSet
3 6 (4.62%) Teradata
4 5 (3.85%) CheckPoint
4 5 (3.85%) Cognos
5 4 (3.08%) Google
6 3 (2.31%) Red Hat
6 3 (2.31%) SAP
6 3 (2.31%) VMware
7 2 (1.54%) Citrix
7 2 (1.54%) EMC
7 2 (1.54%) Tableau
7 2 (1.54%) Vermilion
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