Period
to 22 September 2018

The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 6 months to 22 September 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
22 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 40 18 21
Rank change year-on-year -22 +3 +8
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 124 185 150
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 4.22% 6.91% 6.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.42% 7.16% 6.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 111 69
Edinburgh median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +7.78%
10th Percentile £361 £350 £337
90th Percentile £608 £675 £575
Scotland median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate - £26.25 -
Scotland median hourly rate £8.62 £30.00 -
% change year-on-year -71.27% - -

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 2,805 2,585 2,312
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.44% 96.49% 95.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,505 1,509 1,336
Edinburgh median daily rate £413 £395 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.43% -1.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £261 £260 £263
90th Percentile £575 £550 £525
Scotland median daily rate £400 £380 £363
% change year-on-year +5.26% +4.83% +0.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 22 22
Edinburgh median hourly rate £17.50 £15.56 £17.91
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -13.14% -10.46%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.44 £11.51
90th Percentile £43.85 £42.55 £48.38
Scotland median hourly rate £17.50 £22.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year -22.22% +12.50% -3.61%

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 September 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 22 September 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 26 (20.97%) Finance
2 17 (13.71%) Banking
2 17 (13.71%) DevOps
3 15 (12.10%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (12.10%) Microsoft Azure
4 13 (10.48%) VMware
4 13 (10.48%) Windows
5 11 (8.87%) SQL
5 11 (8.87%) Amazon AWS
6 10 (8.06%) PowerShell
6 10 (8.06%) Information Security
6 10 (8.06%) Oracle
7 9 (7.26%) SAP
7 9 (7.26%) Firewall
7 9 (7.26%) Office 365
7 9 (7.26%) Windows 10
8 8 (6.45%) Problem-Solving
8 8 (6.45%) Project Management
8 8 (6.45%) Law
8 8 (6.45%) Microsoft
8 8 (6.45%) VMware Infrastructure
9 7 (5.65%) Puppet
9 7 (5.65%) SCCM
9 7 (5.65%) Unix
9 7 (5.65%) Stakeholder Management
9 7 (5.65%) Continuous Delivery
9 7 (5.65%) User Experience
9 7 (5.65%) Kubernetes
9 7 (5.65%) Docker
10 6 (4.84%) Relational Database

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 6 (4.84%) Cloud Foundry
2 3 (2.42%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.61%) Apache
3 2 (1.61%) CICS
3 2 (1.61%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (1.61%) IIS
3 2 (1.61%) MS Exchange
3 2 (1.61%) SAS
3 2 (1.61%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (1.61%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.81%) Confluence
4 1 (0.81%) FileNet
4 1 (0.81%) MQSeries
4 1 (0.81%) nginx
4 1 (0.81%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (0.81%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (3.23%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.61%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (2.42%) Oracle EBS R12
1 3 (2.42%) Oracle ERP
1 3 (2.42%) SAP SD
2 2 (1.61%) SAP HR
2 2 (1.61%) SAP Hybris
3 1 (0.81%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.81%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.81%) PeopleSoft HCM
3 1 (0.81%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.81%) SAP PP
3 1 (0.81%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 15 (12.10%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (8.87%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (7.26%) Office 365
4 5 (4.03%) SaaS
5 3 (2.42%) PaaS
6 2 (1.61%) IaaS
6 2 (1.61%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.81%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.81%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (0.81%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 9 (7.26%) Firewall
2 4 (3.23%) Network Security
3 2 (1.61%) Internet
3 2 (1.61%) Intrusion Detection
3 2 (1.61%) SNA
3 2 (1.61%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.81%) DNS
4 1 (0.81%) DSL
4 1 (0.81%) Skype
4 1 (0.81%) SSH
4 1 (0.81%) SSL
4 1 (0.81%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.84%) Relational Database
2 5 (4.03%) RDBMS
3 4 (3.23%) SQL Server
4 2 (1.61%) DB2
4 2 (1.61%) MongoDB
4 2 (1.61%) MySQL
4 2 (1.61%) NoSQL
4 2 (1.61%) SAS Enterprise Guide
5 1 (0.81%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (0.81%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (0.81%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.81%) Data Lake
5 1 (0.81%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.81%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.81%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (0.81%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.81%) Power BI
5 1 (0.81%) SAS Data Integration Studio
5 1 (0.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.81%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 4 (3.23%) Hudson
2 3 (2.42%) Jenkins
2 3 (2.42%) MSI
3 2 (1.61%) NUnit
3 2 (1.61%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (1.61%) Travis CI
3 2 (1.61%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.81%) Artifactory
4 1 (0.81%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.81%) GitLab
4 1 (0.81%) JIRA
4 1 (0.81%) ProC
4 1 (0.81%) Subversion
4 1 (0.81%) webpack
General
1 26 (20.97%) Finance
2 17 (13.71%) Banking
3 8 (6.45%) Law
4 3 (2.42%) Back Office
5 1 (0.81%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.81%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.84%) CSS
1 6 (4.84%) HTML
2 5 (4.03%) Node.js
3 4 (3.23%) .NET
3 4 (3.23%) AngularJS
3 4 (3.23%) ASP.NET
3 4 (3.23%) CSS3
3 4 (3.23%) HTML5
3 4 (3.23%) React
3 4 (3.23%) Web Services
4 3 (2.42%) jQuery
4 3 (2.42%) LDAP
4 3 (2.42%) REST
4 3 (2.42%) XML
5 2 (1.61%) .NET Framework
5 2 (1.61%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (1.61%) Elastic Stack
5 2 (1.61%) JSON
5 2 (1.61%) KnockoutJS
5 2 (1.61%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 7 (5.65%) User Experience
2 6 (4.84%) Data Centre
3 5 (4.03%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (4.03%) PKI
4 4 (3.23%) Public Cloud
5 2 (1.61%) Cyberattack
5 2 (1.61%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 2 (1.61%) Mainframe
5 2 (1.61%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.61%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.81%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.81%) CESG
6 1 (0.81%) CMDB
6 1 (0.81%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.81%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.81%) Derivative
6 1 (0.81%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.81%) Equities
6 1 (0.81%) Fixed Income
6 1 (0.81%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 13 (10.48%) Windows
2 9 (7.26%) Windows 10
3 7 (5.65%) Unix
4 5 (4.03%) Linux
5 3 (2.42%) Windows 7
6 2 (1.61%) AIX
6 2 (1.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (1.61%) Windows Server
6 2 (1.61%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.81%) Mesosphere
7 1 (0.81%) Solaris
7 1 (0.81%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (13.71%) DevOps
2 15 (12.10%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (8.06%) Information Security
4 8 (6.45%) Problem-Solving
4 8 (6.45%) Project Management
5 7 (5.65%) Continuous Delivery
5 7 (5.65%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (4.84%) ERP
6 6 (4.84%) Risk Management
7 5 (4.03%) Continuous Improvement
7 5 (4.03%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (4.03%) Incident Management
7 5 (4.03%) Prototyping
7 5 (4.03%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 4 (3.23%) Cybersecurity
8 4 (3.23%) Functional Testing
8 4 (3.23%) Microservices
8 4 (3.23%) Migration
8 4 (3.23%) Programme Delivery
8 4 (3.23%) Quantitative Analysis
Programming Languages
1 11 (8.87%) SQL
2 10 (8.06%) PowerShell
3 5 (4.03%) Java
4 4 (3.23%) JavaScript
5 3 (2.42%) Bash Shell
6 2 (1.61%) ABAP
6 2 (1.61%) C#
6 2 (1.61%) Python
6 2 (1.61%) Shell Script
6 2 (1.61%) TypeScript
7 1 (0.81%) PROC SQL
7 1 (0.81%) R
Qualifications
1 5 (4.03%) CCNA
1 5 (4.03%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (3.23%) CCNP
2 4 (3.23%) CISSP
3 2 (1.61%) CCIE
3 2 (1.61%) CISM
3 2 (1.61%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.81%) CEH
4 1 (0.81%) CESG Certified Professional
4 1 (0.81%) CGEIT
4 1 (0.81%) CISA
4 1 (0.81%) CRISC
4 1 (0.81%) Degree
4 1 (0.81%) GSEC
4 1 (0.81%) MCSE
4 1 (0.81%) SAS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.61%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.81%) GxP
2 1 (0.81%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 1 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.81%) PMO
System Software
1 8 (6.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (5.65%) Docker
3 6 (4.84%) Active Directory
4 3 (2.42%) VMware NSX
5 2 (1.61%) Firmware
6 1 (0.81%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.81%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.81%) vSphere
6 1 (0.81%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 7 (5.65%) Kubernetes
1 7 (5.65%) Puppet
1 7 (5.65%) SCCM
2 5 (4.03%) Terraform
3 4 (3.23%) Ansible
4 2 (1.61%) Kibana
4 2 (1.61%) logstash
4 2 (1.61%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.81%) Data Guard
5 1 (0.81%) Oracle ZFS
5 1 (0.81%) Prometheus
5 1 (0.81%) Red Hat Satellite
5 1 (0.81%) vCenter Server
5 1 (0.81%) vRealize
5 1 (0.81%) vRealize Orchestrator
5 1 (0.81%) Xymon
Vendors
1 13 (10.48%) VMware
2 10 (8.06%) Oracle
3 9 (7.26%) SAP
4 8 (6.45%) Microsoft
5 5 (4.03%) Cisco
6 4 (3.23%) IBM
6 4 (3.23%) Thales
7 3 (2.42%) Ab Initio
7 3 (2.42%) CheckPoint
7 3 (2.42%) Juniper
7 3 (2.42%) Red Hat
7 3 (2.42%) ServiceNow
8 2 (1.61%) CA
8 2 (1.61%) EMC
8 2 (1.61%) Gemalto
8 2 (1.61%) hybris
8 2 (1.61%) UiPath
8 2 (1.61%) Veritas
9 1 (0.81%) Cloudera
9 1 (0.81%) Tableau