The median contractor rate for a Business Consultant was £625 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 3 months to 27 June 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.

Business Consultant
UK / Scotland
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 96 146 128
Rank change year-on-year +50 -18  
Contract jobs requiring a Business Consultant 17 1 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.77% 0.034% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.81% 0.037% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 1 1
Median daily rate £625 £650 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.84% +23.80%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £413 £453
% change year-on-year +15.15% -8.83%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £22.35 -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland. 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
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2098 2725 2821
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 95.62% 92.72% 95.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 1170 1521 1444
Median daily rate £375 £365 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.73% +4.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £227 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £464
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 58 83
Median hourly rate £25.00 £14.93 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +67.50% -20.40%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £9.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.70 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

Business Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland that featured Business Consultant in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Business Consultant in Scotland

Business Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Business Consultant in Scotland

Business Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Business Consultant in Scotland over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Business Consultant in Scotland

Business Consultant
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Business Consultant within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 27 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +35 14 £650 - 1
Glasgow - 3 £444 - 3
Business Consultant
UK

Business Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, Business 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 Scotland region featuring Business Consultant in the job title.

1 16 (84.21%) Finance
2 14 (73.68%) Unit4 Business World
2 14 (73.68%) Business Intelligence
3 13 (68.42%) ERP
3 13 (68.42%) Workflow
4 12 (63.16%) Migration
5 11 (57.89%) User Acceptance Testing
6 10 (52.63%) Performance Testing
6 10 (52.63%) Integration Testing
6 10 (52.63%) Data Migration
6 10 (52.63%) System Integration Testing
6 10 (52.63%) SDLC
6 10 (52.63%) Regression Testing
7 9 (47.37%) Local Government
8 6 (31.58%) BusinessObjects
9 5 (26.32%) Validation
10 4 (21.05%) Cognos
11 3 (15.79%) General Ledger
11 3 (15.79%) SQL
12 2 (10.53%) Legal
12 2 (10.53%) Change Management
12 2 (10.53%) E-Procurement
12 2 (10.53%) Oracle
12 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Office
12 2 (10.53%) XML
12 2 (10.53%) PL/SQL
12 2 (10.53%) Microsoft
12 2 (10.53%) BusinessObjects XI
12 2 (10.53%) Supplier Management
12 2 (10.53%) Analytical Skills

Business Consultant Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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:

Applications
1 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (5.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 14 (73.68%) Unit4 Business World
2 1 (5.26%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (31.58%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (10.53%) BusinessObjects XI
3 1 (5.26%) Looker
3 1 (5.26%) MySQL
General
1 16 (84.21%) Finance
2 9 (47.37%) Local Government
3 3 (15.79%) General Ledger
4 2 (10.53%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.53%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.26%) Client/Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (73.68%) Business Intelligence
2 13 (68.42%) ERP
2 13 (68.42%) Workflow
3 12 (63.16%) Migration
4 11 (57.89%) User Acceptance Testing
5 10 (52.63%) Data Migration
5 10 (52.63%) Integration Testing
5 10 (52.63%) Performance Testing
5 10 (52.63%) Regression Testing
5 10 (52.63%) SDLC
5 10 (52.63%) System Integration Testing
6 5 (26.32%) Validation
7 2 (10.53%) Change Management
7 2 (10.53%) E-Procurement
7 2 (10.53%) Supplier Management
8 1 (5.26%) Business Analysis
8 1 (5.26%) Project Management
8 1 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
8 1 (5.26%) Time Management
8 1 (5.26%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.79%) SQL
2 2 (10.53%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (5.26%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 4 (21.05%) Cognos
2 2 (10.53%) Microsoft
2 2 (10.53%) Oracle
3 1 (5.26%) Tableau