Period
to 22 October 2017

The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 6 months to 22 October 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
6 months to
22 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 25 24 26
Rank change year-on-year -1 +2 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 161 143 154
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 5.82% 6.44% 4.84%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.07% 6.68% 5.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 66 65
Edinburgh median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £338 £309 £300
90th Percentile £575 £563 £538
Scotland median daily rate £450 £425 £448
% change year-on-year +5.88% -5.03% +11.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Edinburgh median hourly rate £26.25 - £30.50
10th Percentile £21.63 - £30.25
90th Percentile £33.88 - £30.75
Scotland median hourly rate £30.00 - £47.75

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 2651 2140 3037
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.84% 96.31% 95.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 1549 1228 1579
Edinburgh median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% -3.23%
10th Percentile £255 £250 £260
90th Percentile £538 £525 £518
Scotland median daily rate £383 £360 £363
% change year-on-year +6.25% -0.69% -2.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 30 29
Edinburgh median hourly rate £15.25 £17.41 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.39% +5.50% -8.33%
10th Percentile £10.38 £11.45 £10.40
90th Percentile £35.00 £48.38 £35.05
Scotland median hourly rate £21.75 £15.82 £20.00
% change year-on-year +37.53% -20.93% +11.11%

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 22 October 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 22 October 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 62 (38.51%) Finance
2 38 (23.60%) SQL
3 32 (19.88%) Agile Software Development
4 23 (14.29%) Banking
4 23 (14.29%) SQL Server
5 20 (12.42%) Oracle
6 19 (11.80%) Linux
7 16 (9.94%) Migration
8 15 (9.32%) Web Services
9 14 (8.70%) Java
10 13 (8.07%) Scrum
10 13 (8.07%) Data Management
10 13 (8.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 13 (8.07%) Markit EDM
11 12 (7.45%) User Experience
11 12 (7.45%) Puppet
11 12 (7.45%) SAP
11 12 (7.45%) Bloomberg
12 11 (6.83%) Windows
12 11 (6.83%) SAS
12 11 (6.83%) Git (software)
12 11 (6.83%) DevOps
13 10 (6.21%) Jenkins
13 10 (6.21%) VMware
13 10 (6.21%) Asset Management
13 10 (6.21%) Configuration Management
14 9 (5.59%) Active Directory
14 9 (5.59%) Data Modelling
14 9 (5.59%) PL/SQL
14 9 (5.59%) Spring

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 11 (6.83%) SAS
2 4 (2.48%) FileNet
2 4 (2.48%) IIS
2 4 (2.48%) MS Exchange
2 4 (2.48%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (1.24%) Apache
3 2 (1.24%) JBoss
4 1 (0.62%) CICS
4 1 (0.62%) CMS
4 1 (0.62%) Drupal
4 1 (0.62%) nginx
4 1 (0.62%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.62%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (0.62%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 13 (8.07%) Markit EDM
2 6 (3.73%) SAP FI
3 4 (2.48%) Payment Gateway
4 3 (1.86%) SAP CO
4 3 (1.86%) SAP FI/CO
4 3 (1.86%) Unit4 Business World
5 1 (0.62%) Adobe Campaign
5 1 (0.62%) BusinessWorks
5 1 (0.62%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.62%) OpenText VIM for SAP
5 1 (0.62%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.62%) SAP MM
5 1 (0.62%) SAP PP
5 1 (0.62%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.35%) GitHub
2 4 (2.48%) Google Analytics
2 4 (2.48%) Office 365
3 3 (1.86%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.86%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (1.24%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.62%) AdWords
5 1 (0.62%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.35%) Firewall
2 4 (2.48%) DNS
3 3 (1.86%) DHCP
3 3 (1.86%) FTP
3 3 (1.86%) Network Security
3 3 (1.86%) TCP/IP
4 2 (1.24%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 2 (1.24%) LDAP
4 2 (1.24%) SAN
4 2 (1.24%) SMTP
4 2 (1.24%) SSL
4 2 (1.24%) VPN
5 1 (0.62%) BGP
5 1 (0.62%) EIGRP
5 1 (0.62%) Ethernet
5 1 (0.62%) Internet
5 1 (0.62%) LAN
5 1 (0.62%) SNA
5 1 (0.62%) VoIP
5 1 (0.62%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 9 (5.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 8 (4.97%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (4.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 7 (4.35%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 6 (3.73%) Hadoop
5 6 (3.73%) PostgreSQL
6 5 (3.11%) Big Data
6 5 (3.11%) Informix
6 5 (3.11%) MongoDB
6 5 (3.11%) Oracle Database
7 2 (1.24%) GIS
7 2 (1.24%) Oracle BI EE
7 2 (1.24%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (1.24%) Oracle Database 12c
7 2 (1.24%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (1.24%) QlikView
8 1 (0.62%) Base SAS
8 1 (0.62%) SAS Enterprise Guide
8 1 (0.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 11 (6.83%) Git (software)
2 10 (6.21%) Jenkins
3 8 (4.97%) Cucumber
4 7 (4.35%) GitLab
4 7 (4.35%) Mockito
5 4 (2.48%) Axure RP
5 4 (2.48%) Balsamiq Mockups
5 4 (2.48%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (1.86%) Sonatype Nexus
6 3 (1.86%) Subversion
7 2 (1.24%) Artifactory
7 2 (1.24%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (1.24%) Bitbucket
7 2 (1.24%) JIRA
7 2 (1.24%) Selenium
7 2 (1.24%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.62%) IntelliJ
8 1 (0.62%) JUnit
8 1 (0.62%) TestNG
8 1 (0.62%) WebDriver
General
1 62 (38.51%) Finance
2 23 (14.29%) Banking
3 8 (4.97%) Law
4 4 (2.48%) Back Office
5 3 (1.86%) Legal
5 3 (1.86%) Retail Banking
6 2 (1.24%) Publishing
7 1 (0.62%) Local Government
7 1 (0.62%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.62%) Marketing
7 1 (0.62%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (9.32%) Web Services
2 9 (5.59%) JSON
2 9 (5.59%) RESTful
2 9 (5.59%) Spring
3 8 (4.97%) .NET
4 7 (4.35%) HTML
4 7 (4.35%) JMX
5 6 (3.73%) REST
6 5 (3.11%) CSS
7 3 (1.86%) HTML5
7 3 (1.86%) PostGIS
7 3 (1.86%) SOAP
7 3 (1.86%) XML
8 2 (1.24%) ASP.NET
8 2 (1.24%) CSS3
8 2 (1.24%) EDI
8 2 (1.24%) Middleware
9 1 (0.62%) Apache Flex
9 1 (0.62%) Symfony
9 1 (0.62%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (7.45%) User Experience
2 9 (5.59%) Computer Science
3 6 (3.73%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (2.48%) EPoS
4 4 (2.48%) Mainframe
5 3 (1.86%) Cyberthreat
5 3 (1.86%) PKI
6 2 (1.24%) Clustering
6 2 (1.24%) Data Centre
6 2 (1.24%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.24%) Replication
6 2 (1.24%) SWIFT
7 1 (0.62%) Credit Risk
7 1 (0.62%) DataPower
7 1 (0.62%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (0.62%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.62%) iSeries
7 1 (0.62%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.62%) Social Media
7 1 (0.62%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 19 (11.80%) Linux
2 13 (8.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 11 (6.83%) Windows
4 6 (3.73%) Unix
4 6 (3.73%) Windows Server
5 3 (1.86%) AIX
5 3 (1.86%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (1.86%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.62%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.62%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.62%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (19.88%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (9.94%) Migration
3 13 (8.07%) Data Management
3 13 (8.07%) Scrum
4 11 (6.83%) DevOps
5 10 (6.21%) Asset Management
5 10 (6.21%) Configuration Management
6 9 (5.59%) Data Modelling
6 9 (5.59%) High Availability
6 9 (5.59%) SDLC
7 8 (4.97%) Analytics
7 8 (4.97%) Continuous Integration
7 8 (4.97%) Data Migration
8 7 (4.35%) Business Intelligence
8 7 (4.35%) ETL
8 7 (4.35%) Prototyping
8 7 (4.35%) Stakeholder Management
9 6 (3.73%) ITIL
9 6 (3.73%) Risk Management
9 6 (3.73%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 38 (23.60%) SQL
2 14 (8.70%) Java
3 9 (5.59%) PL/SQL
4 4 (2.48%) PowerShell
5 3 (1.86%) PHP
5 3 (1.86%) Python
6 2 (1.24%) C
6 2 (1.24%) JavaScript
6 2 (1.24%) Perl
6 2 (1.24%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.62%) C#
7 1 (0.62%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
7 1 (0.62%) MATLAB
7 1 (0.62%) PROC SQL
7 1 (0.62%) Ruby
7 1 (0.62%) SAS Macro
7 1 (0.62%) VBA
7 1 (0.62%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 9 (5.59%) Degree
2 6 (3.73%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (0.62%) CCNA
3 1 (0.62%) CCNP
3 1 (0.62%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (0.62%) CLAS
3 1 (0.62%) Numerate Degree
3 1 (0.62%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.73%) Disclosure Scotland
2 5 (3.11%) GDPR
3 4 (2.48%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.62%) COBIT
4 1 (0.62%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (0.62%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.62%) QA
4 1 (0.62%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (5.59%) Active Directory
2 5 (3.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.86%) Hyper-V
3 3 (1.86%) vSphere
4 2 (1.24%) RHEV
5 1 (0.62%) Forefront TMG
5 1 (0.62%) ISA Server
5 1 (0.62%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 12 (7.45%) Puppet
2 6 (3.73%) Ansible
3 3 (1.86%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (1.24%) Control-M
4 2 (1.24%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (1.24%) Rundeck
4 2 (1.24%) SCCM
4 2 (1.24%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (0.62%) SCOM
Vendors
1 20 (12.42%) Oracle
2 12 (7.45%) Bloomberg
2 12 (7.45%) SAP
3 10 (6.21%) VMware
4 8 (4.97%) Microsoft
4 8 (4.97%) Teradata
5 7 (4.35%) FactSet
6 6 (3.73%) Informatica
7 5 (3.11%) Cisco
7 5 (3.11%) Google
7 5 (3.11%) IBM
7 5 (3.11%) Splunk
8 4 (2.48%) EMC
8 4 (2.48%) Red Hat
9 3 (1.86%) ServiceNow
10 2 (1.24%) arcserve
10 2 (1.24%) CheckPoint
10 2 (1.24%) F5
10 2 (1.24%) HP
10 2 (1.24%) Tableau