Period
to 21 July 2017

The median contractor rate for a Technical Consultant was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 6 months to 21 July 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.

Technical Consultant
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
21 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 109 134 113
Rank change year-on-year +25 -21 +7
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Consultant 4 10 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.18% 0.36% 0.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.37% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 3
Edinburgh median daily rate £525 £450 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.67% -14.29% +94.44%
10th Percentile £478 £388 £424
90th Percentile £581 £535 £538
Scotland median daily rate £500 £440 £525
% change year-on-year +13.64% -16.19% +50.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate - - -
Scotland median hourly rate - - -

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 2168 2695 2956
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 95.63% 95.84% 95.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 1315 1489 1596
Edinburgh median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% -1.32%
10th Percentile £250 £265 £255
90th Percentile £550 £550 £500
Scotland median daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 18 36
Edinburgh median hourly rate £18.50 £15.82 £17.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.98% -8.32% -11.54%
10th Percentile £12.55 £10.93 £9.50
90th Percentile £43.39 £48.49 £40.50
Scotland median hourly rate £25.00 £21.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +19.05% +10.53% +5.56%

Technical Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

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

Job vacancy trend for Technical Consultant in Edinburgh

Technical Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Technical Consultant in Edinburgh.

Contractor daily rate trend for Technical Consultant in Edinburgh

Technical Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Technical Consultant in Edinburgh over the 6 months to 21 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Technical Consultant in Edinburgh

Technical Consultant Skill Set
Top 16 Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 21 July 2017, Technical 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 Technical Consultant in the job title.

1 2 (50.00%) Finance
1 2 (50.00%) Cryptography
1 2 (50.00%) PKI
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle Spatial
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (25.00%) Pentaho
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (25.00%) Data Structures
2 1 (25.00%) ETL Development
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) Java
2 1 (25.00%) PL/SQL
2 1 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle
2 1 (25.00%) ETL
2 1 (25.00%) Unit4 Business World

Technical 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 1 (25.00%) Oracle Spatial
Business Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Unit4 Business World
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle Database
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (25.00%) Pentaho
General
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) PKI
2 1 (25.00%) Data Structures
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Cryptography
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) ETL
2 1 (25.00%) ETL Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) Java
1 1 (25.00%) PL/SQL
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle