The median contractor rate for a Technical Consultant was £538 per day in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 3 months to 29 April 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
3 months to
29 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 74 87 80
Rank change year-on-year +13 -7  
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Consultant 2 5 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.20% 0.33% 0.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.34% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 3
Median daily rate £538 £450 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.37% -14.23%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £420 £403
% change year-on-year +4.16% +4.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.00 - -

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 973 1466 1380
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 95.49% 95.57% 95.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 596 829 783
Median daily rate £400 £400 £373
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £280 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £396 £375
% change year-on-year +1.01% +5.60%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 7 24
Median hourly rate £22.50 £13.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +66.66% -3.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £13.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.23 £21.40 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.83
% change year-on-year - +4.01%  

Technical Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Edinburgh that featured Technical Consultant in the job title.

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 3 months to 29 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Technical Consultant in Edinburgh

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

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 3 (75.00%) Finance
2 2 (50.00%) SQL
2 2 (50.00%) Oracle
2 2 (50.00%) Java
3 1 (25.00%) PL/SQL
3 1 (25.00%) Back Office
3 1 (25.00%) HTML
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (25.00%) DB2
3 1 (25.00%) WebLogic
3 1 (25.00%) CSS
3 1 (25.00%) JSP
3 1 (25.00%) Web Services
3 1 (25.00%) XML
3 1 (25.00%) JBoss
3 1 (25.00%) Tomcat
3 1 (25.00%) JMS
3 1 (25.00%) ETL
3 1 (25.00%) IBM
3 1 (25.00%) Misys
3 1 (25.00%) Unit4 Business World
3 1 (25.00%) WebLogic Portal
3 1 (25.00%) Project Management
3 1 (25.00%) Log4j
3 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (25.00%) TDD
3 1 (25.00%) Banking
3 1 (25.00%) Oracle Spatial
3 1 (25.00%) WebSphere
3 1 (25.00%) Web Development

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%) JBoss
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle Spatial
1 1 (25.00%) Tomcat
1 1 (25.00%) WebLogic
1 1 (25.00%) WebLogic Portal
1 1 (25.00%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Unit4 Business World
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) DB2
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle Database
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (25.00%) Pentaho
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Log4j
General
1 3 (75.00%) Finance
2 1 (25.00%) Back Office
2 1 (25.00%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) CSS
1 1 (25.00%) HTML
1 1 (25.00%) Java EE
1 1 (25.00%) JMS
1 1 (25.00%) JSP
1 1 (25.00%) Web Services
1 1 (25.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Data Structures
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (25.00%) ETL
1 1 (25.00%) ETL Development
1 1 (25.00%) Project Management
1 1 (25.00%) TDD
1 1 (25.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) Java
1 2 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) PL/SQL
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle
2 1 (25.00%) IBM
2 1 (25.00%) Misys