Period
to 2 June 2020

The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £300 per day in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 6 months to 2 June 2020.

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
2 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 35 35 40
Rank change year-on-year 0 +5 -18
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 61 110 118
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Edinburgh 4.81% 4.75% 4.01%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.17% 5.06% 4.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 61 79
Median daily rate £300 £450 £465
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -33.33% -3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £225 £363 £361
90th Percentile £525 £575 £601
Scotland median daily rate £450 £444 £444
% change year-on-year +1.41% - +4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
Scotland median hourly rate - £44.00 £10.00
% change year-on-year - +340.00% -4.76%

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 1,181 2,175 2,821
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.07% 93.99% 95.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 628 1,218 1,674
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £213 £262 £275
90th Percentile £575 £588 £556
Scotland median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 26 35
Median hourly rate £35.00 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +100.00% - -15.66%
10th Percentile £18.12 £11.15 £10.69
90th Percentile £51.50 £45.38 £45.83
Median hourly rate £23.36 £19.50 £16.76
% change year-on-year +19.77% +16.35% -6.89%

Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

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

Job vacancy trend for Consultant in Edinburgh

Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Consultant in Edinburgh.

Daily rate trend for Consultant in Edinburgh

Consultant
Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Consultant in Edinburgh over the 6 months to 2 June 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Consultant in Edinburgh

Consultant
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Consultant in Edinburgh.

Hourly rate trend for Consultant in Edinburgh

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

For the 6 months to 2 June 2020, 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 28 (45.90%) Finance
2 20 (32.79%) Migration
3 19 (31.15%) Microsoft
3 19 (31.15%) Office 365
4 18 (29.51%) SharePoint
4 18 (29.51%) Information Security
5 17 (27.87%) Windows
6 16 (26.23%) SQL
7 14 (22.95%) Microsoft Office
7 14 (22.95%) Microsoft Excel
7 14 (22.95%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 14 (22.95%) PowerShell
7 14 (22.95%) OneDrive
7 14 (22.95%) Windows 10
7 14 (22.95%) GDPR
7 14 (22.95%) Collaborative Working
7 14 (22.95%) Problem-Solving
8 12 (19.67%) Data Analysis
8 12 (19.67%) VBA
9 11 (18.03%) Azure
10 10 (16.39%) Oracle
11 8 (13.11%) Agile Software Development
11 8 (13.11%) Windows 7
11 8 (13.11%) SaaS
11 8 (13.11%) Identity Access Management
12 7 (11.48%) Public Cloud
12 7 (11.48%) Public Sector
12 7 (11.48%) AWS
12 7 (11.48%) Network Security
13 6 (9.84%) Stakeholder 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 18 (29.51%) SharePoint
2 3 (4.92%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (3.28%) Skype for Business
4 1 (1.64%) Cloud Foundry
4 1 (1.64%) K2 blackpearl
Applications
1 14 (22.95%) Microsoft Excel
1 14 (22.95%) Microsoft Office
1 14 (22.95%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (3.28%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.64%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.64%) Oracle Financials
1 1 (1.64%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 19 (31.15%) Office 365
2 14 (22.95%) OneDrive
3 11 (18.03%) Azure
4 8 (13.11%) SaaS
5 7 (11.48%) AWS
6 5 (8.20%) IaaS
6 5 (8.20%) PaaS
7 4 (6.56%) GCP
8 2 (3.28%) Azure Machine Learning
8 2 (3.28%) Power Platform
8 2 (3.28%) PowerApps
9 1 (1.64%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (1.64%) Power Automate
9 1 (1.64%) ShareGate
Communications & Networking
1 7 (11.48%) Network Security
2 5 (8.20%) Firewall
3 3 (4.92%) BGP
3 3 (4.92%) OSPF
4 2 (3.28%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (3.28%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (3.28%) Skype
4 2 (3.28%) X.509
5 1 (1.64%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (1.64%) DHCP
5 1 (1.64%) DMVPN
5 1 (1.64%) DNS
5 1 (1.64%) EIGRP
5 1 (1.64%) LAN
5 1 (1.64%) MPLS
5 1 (1.64%) SNA
5 1 (1.64%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.64%) WAN
5 1 (1.64%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.92%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (4.92%) Oracle Exadata
2 2 (3.28%) Big Data
2 2 (3.28%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (3.28%) SAP Data Services
2 2 (3.28%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.64%) Data Mart
3 1 (1.64%) DataStage
3 1 (1.64%) DecisionStream
3 1 (1.64%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.64%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (3.28%) GitLab
1 2 (3.28%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.64%) NUnit
2 1 (1.64%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.64%) Visual Studio
General
1 28 (45.90%) Finance
2 7 (11.48%) Public Sector
3 5 (8.20%) Banking
4 2 (3.28%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.64%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.92%) .NET
1 3 (4.92%) ASP.NET
1 3 (4.92%) ASP.NET MVC
1 3 (4.92%) EDI
1 3 (4.92%) SailPoint
2 2 (3.28%) .NET Framework
2 2 (3.28%) SAML
3 1 (1.64%) AngularJS
3 1 (1.64%) CSS
3 1 (1.64%) CSS3
3 1 (1.64%) HTML
3 1 (1.64%) HTML5
3 1 (1.64%) jQuery
3 1 (1.64%) KnockoutJS
3 1 (1.64%) React
3 1 (1.64%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (11.48%) Public Cloud
2 4 (6.56%) Hybrid Cloud
3 3 (4.92%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.64%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.64%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.64%) Handset
4 1 (1.64%) IBM Mainframe
4 1 (1.64%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.64%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (1.64%) Shadow IT
Operating Systems
1 17 (27.87%) Windows
2 14 (22.95%) Windows 10
3 8 (13.11%) Windows 7
4 2 (3.28%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.64%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (32.79%) Migration
2 18 (29.51%) Information Security
3 14 (22.95%) Collaborative Working
3 14 (22.95%) Problem-Solving
4 12 (19.67%) Data Analysis
5 8 (13.11%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (13.11%) Identity Access Management
6 6 (9.84%) DevOps
6 6 (9.84%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (8.20%) Cybersecurity
7 5 (8.20%) Presales
7 5 (8.20%) Risk Management
8 4 (6.56%) Business Continuity
8 4 (6.56%) Computer Science
8 4 (6.56%) Data Protection
8 4 (6.56%) Risk Assessment
8 4 (6.56%) Software Engineering
8 4 (6.56%) Technical Leadership
8 4 (6.56%) Thought Leadership
8 4 (6.56%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (26.23%) SQL
2 14 (22.95%) PowerShell
3 12 (19.67%) VBA
4 3 (4.92%) C#
5 2 (3.28%) TypeScript
6 1 (1.64%) Assembly Language
6 1 (1.64%) C
6 1 (1.64%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (6.56%) Computer Science Degree
1 4 (6.56%) Degree
2 2 (3.28%) CCNA
2 2 (3.28%) CCNP
2 2 (3.28%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.64%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (22.95%) GDPR
2 2 (3.28%) Data Quality
2 2 (3.28%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (3.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (3.28%) PMO
System Software
1 3 (4.92%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.28%) Firmware
3 1 (1.64%) ACF2
3 1 (1.64%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
3 1 (1.64%) Citrix Hypervisor
3 1 (1.64%) Docker
3 1 (1.64%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (1.64%) RACF
3 1 (1.64%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (1.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.64%) VMware NSX
3 1 (1.64%) XenApp
3 1 (1.64%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (3.28%) Network Intrusion Detection System
1 2 (3.28%) Terraform
2 1 (1.64%) Kubernetes
2 1 (1.64%) SCCM
2 1 (1.64%) SCOM
Vendors
1 19 (31.15%) Microsoft
2 10 (16.39%) Oracle
3 5 (8.20%) SAP
4 3 (4.92%) Cisco
5 2 (3.28%) CheckPoint
5 2 (3.28%) IBM
5 2 (3.28%) Qualys
5 2 (3.28%) Tableau
6 1 (1.64%) Citrix
6 1 (1.64%) Cognos
6 1 (1.64%) Dataiku
6 1 (1.64%) ESET
6 1 (1.64%) Polycom
6 1 (1.64%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.64%) ServiceNow
6 1 (1.64%) Sonus
6 1 (1.64%) Sophos
6 1 (1.64%) VMware
6 1 (1.64%) Yealink