Period
to 25 August 2019

The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 6 months to 25 August 2019.

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
25 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 33 44 24
Rank change year-on-year +11 -20 0
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 100 111 157
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 4.47% 3.77% 6.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.71% 3.94% 6.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 57 98
Edinburgh median daily rate £450 £450 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £363 £363 £346
90th Percentile £575 £655 £666
Scotland median daily rate £425 £438 £450
% change year-on-year -2.86% -2.78% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate - - -
Scotland median hourly rate £44.00 £8.62 £33.25
% change year-on-year +410.44% -74.08% -

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 2,122 2,819 2,365
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.86% 95.72% 96.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,114 1,535 1,389
Edinburgh median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% -
10th Percentile £261 £256 £259
90th Percentile £588 £556 £550
Scotland median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 48 24
Edinburgh median hourly rate £17.50 £16.43 £16.68
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.51% -1.50% -6.85%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.47 £10.56
90th Percentile £35.55 £35.53 £43.39
Scotland median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year +14.29% -25.53% +20.51%

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 25 August 2019.

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 25 August 2019, 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 43 (43.00%) Finance
2 19 (19.00%) Banking
3 16 (16.00%) Unix
3 16 (16.00%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (14.00%) Oracle
5 13 (13.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 13 (13.00%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (13.00%) Azure
6 12 (12.00%) SQL
7 11 (11.00%) Microsoft
7 11 (11.00%) Problem-Solving
8 10 (10.00%) DevOps
8 10 (10.00%) IBM
8 10 (10.00%) XML
8 10 (10.00%) Python
8 10 (10.00%) Information Security
8 10 (10.00%) PaaS
9 9 (9.00%) Kubernetes
9 9 (9.00%) User Experience
9 9 (9.00%) Service Design
10 8 (8.00%) Continuous Integration
10 8 (8.00%) Data Analysis
10 8 (8.00%) JIRA
10 8 (8.00%) QA
10 8 (8.00%) Firewall
10 8 (8.00%) Shell Script
11 7 (7.00%) PowerDesigner
11 7 (7.00%) ERwin
11 7 (7.00%) UML
11 7 (7.00%) OO

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 7 (7.00%) Confluence
2 4 (4.00%) SAS
3 3 (3.00%) Apache Spark
3 3 (3.00%) SharePoint
3 3 (3.00%) WebSphere
4 2 (2.00%) CMS
4 2 (2.00%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (1.00%) Cloud Foundry
5 1 (1.00%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 3 (3.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (2.00%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (1.00%) InVision
3 1 (1.00%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 7 (7.00%) Sonata
2 3 (3.00%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (1.00%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (1.00%) NetSuite
3 1 (1.00%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (1.00%) Oracle Utilities
3 1 (1.00%) SAP CO
3 1 (1.00%) SAP FI
3 1 (1.00%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (1.00%) SAP MM
3 1 (1.00%) SAP PP
3 1 (1.00%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 13 (13.00%) Azure
2 10 (10.00%) PaaS
3 7 (7.00%) GitHub
3 7 (7.00%) SaaS
4 6 (6.00%) AWS
5 4 (4.00%) Office 365
6 3 (3.00%) Dynamics 365
6 3 (3.00%) IaaS
7 2 (2.00%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (1.00%) Adobe Creative Cloud
8 1 (1.00%) Google Analytics
8 1 (1.00%) OneDrive
8 1 (1.00%) Power Platform
8 1 (1.00%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 8 (8.00%) Firewall
2 4 (4.00%) Network Security
3 3 (3.00%) BIG-IP
4 2 (2.00%) DMZ
4 2 (2.00%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (1.00%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (1.00%) DHCP
5 1 (1.00%) DNS
5 1 (1.00%) FTP
5 1 (1.00%) HTTP
5 1 (1.00%) SSL
5 1 (1.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (7.00%) Oracle Database
1 7 (7.00%) RDBMS
1 7 (7.00%) Relational Database
2 4 (4.00%) Big Data
3 3 (3.00%) Apache Hive
3 3 (3.00%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
3 3 (3.00%) Hadoop
3 3 (3.00%) SQL Server
4 2 (2.00%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (2.00%) QlikView
5 1 (1.00%) Data Lake
5 1 (1.00%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.00%) DataStage
5 1 (1.00%) DB2
5 1 (1.00%) IBM InfoSphere
5 1 (1.00%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.00%) Power BI
5 1 (1.00%) SAS Data Integration Studio
Development Applications
1 8 (8.00%) JIRA
2 7 (7.00%) Eclipse
2 7 (7.00%) ERwin
2 7 (7.00%) Hudson
2 7 (7.00%) Jenkins
2 7 (7.00%) PowerDesigner
2 7 (7.00%) Visual Studio Team System
3 2 (2.00%) Axure RP
3 2 (2.00%) Balsamiq
3 2 (2.00%) IBM UrbanCode
4 1 (1.00%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.00%) Introscope
4 1 (1.00%) TeamCity
General
1 43 (43.00%) Finance
2 19 (19.00%) Banking
3 6 (6.00%) Retail Banking
4 2 (2.00%) Billing
4 2 (2.00%) Marketing
4 2 (2.00%) Public Sector
5 1 (1.00%) Advertising
5 1 (1.00%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.00%) French Language
5 1 (1.00%) General Ledger
5 1 (1.00%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.00%) Law
5 1 (1.00%) Legal
5 1 (1.00%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (10.00%) XML
2 7 (7.00%) Web Services
3 2 (2.00%) EDI
3 2 (2.00%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (1.00%) CSS
4 1 (1.00%) HTML
4 1 (1.00%) JSON
4 1 (1.00%) Kafka
4 1 (1.00%) REST
4 1 (1.00%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (1.00%) WSDL
4 1 (1.00%) XSD
4 1 (1.00%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 16 (16.00%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (9.00%) User Experience
3 4 (4.00%) Data Protection Act
3 4 (4.00%) Shadow IT
4 2 (2.00%) Algorithms
4 2 (2.00%) CESG
4 2 (2.00%) Data Centre
4 2 (2.00%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (2.00%) PKI
5 1 (1.00%) Cloud Native
5 1 (1.00%) Cyberattack
5 1 (1.00%) DataPower
5 1 (1.00%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (1.00%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (1.00%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.00%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.00%) Replication
5 1 (1.00%) Virtual Team
5 1 (1.00%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 16 (16.00%) Unix
2 6 (6.00%) Linux
3 3 (3.00%) Windows
4 1 (1.00%) AIX
4 1 (1.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (13.00%) Agile Software Development
1 13 (13.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 11 (11.00%) Problem-Solving
3 10 (10.00%) DevOps
3 10 (10.00%) Information Security
4 9 (9.00%) Service Design
5 8 (8.00%) Continuous Integration
5 8 (8.00%) Data Analysis
6 7 (7.00%) Data Modelling
6 7 (7.00%) ETL
6 7 (7.00%) OO
6 7 (7.00%) SOA
6 7 (7.00%) UML
6 7 (7.00%) Use Case
6 7 (7.00%) Wealth Management
7 6 (6.00%) Data Management
7 6 (6.00%) Data Transformation
8 5 (5.00%) Incident Management
8 5 (5.00%) Microservices
8 5 (5.00%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (12.00%) SQL
2 10 (10.00%) Python
3 8 (8.00%) Shell Script
4 7 (7.00%) Java
5 3 (3.00%) Scala
6 2 (2.00%) PHP
6 2 (2.00%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.00%) Go
7 1 (1.00%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 5 (5.00%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (4.00%) CISSP
3 3 (3.00%) CCNA
3 3 (3.00%) CCNP
3 3 (3.00%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (2.00%) (ISC)2 CCSP
4 2 (2.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.00%) APMG
5 1 (1.00%) CCSP
5 1 (1.00%) CESG Certified Professional
5 1 (1.00%) CISM
5 1 (1.00%) Degree
5 1 (1.00%) ISSAP
5 1 (1.00%) MCSA
5 1 (1.00%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (8.00%) QA
2 3 (3.00%) COBIT
2 3 (3.00%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.00%) PMO
3 1 (1.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (1.00%) SLA
3 1 (1.00%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 4 (4.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.00%) Firmware
3 2 (2.00%) Docker
3 2 (2.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.00%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.00%) NFS
4 1 (1.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (9.00%) Kubernetes
2 3 (3.00%) Ansible
3 1 (1.00%) Puppet
3 1 (1.00%) Terraform
3 1 (1.00%) Tivoli
3 1 (1.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 14 (14.00%) Oracle
2 11 (11.00%) Microsoft
3 10 (10.00%) IBM
4 7 (7.00%) Atlassian
5 6 (6.00%) Cisco
6 5 (5.00%) CheckPoint
6 5 (5.00%) Informatica
7 4 (4.00%) Palo Alto
7 4 (4.00%) SAP
8 3 (3.00%) F5
8 3 (3.00%) Salesforce.com
8 3 (3.00%) Splunk
8 3 (3.00%) Teradata
9 2 (2.00%) Alteryx
9 2 (2.00%) ArcSight
9 2 (2.00%) Red Hat
9 2 (2.00%) ServiceNow
9 2 (2.00%) Tableau
9 2 (2.00%) VMware
10 1 (1.00%) FNZ