Period
to 17 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Business Consultant was £406 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 17 November 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
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 187 175 191
Rank change year-on-year -12 +16 -14
Contract jobs requiring a Business Consultant 7 11 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.14% 0.25% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.26% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 1
Scotland median daily rate £406 £450 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.72% -5.26% +11.76%
10th Percentile £346 £298 £463
90th Percentile £462 £625 £488
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £453
% change year-on-year - -0.55% -0.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate - £33.18 -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland. 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
Scotland
Contract vacancies in Scotland with a recognized job title 4767 4164 5891
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.40% 94.64% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 2697 2429 3043
Scotland median daily rate £388 £360 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.64% -1.37% -2.67%
10th Percentile £225 £225 £237
90th Percentile £530 £496 £500
UK median daily rate £448 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.29% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 143 120 128
Scotland median hourly rate £20.21 £17.00 £22.93
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.88% -25.85% +31.00%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.00 £10.00
90th Percentile £45.00 £43.08 £47.90
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%

Business Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

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 6 months to 17 November 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 6 months to 17 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Glasgow -7 3 £475 -
Edinburgh -21 3 £338 -36.92% 1
Business Consultant
UK

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

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 4 (57.14%) Business Analysis
2 3 (42.86%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 3 (42.86%) BusinessObjects
2 3 (42.86%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (28.57%) Oracle
3 2 (28.57%) PRINCE2
3 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (28.57%) GAP Analysis
3 2 (28.57%) Finance
3 2 (28.57%) Migration
3 2 (28.57%) BusinessObjects XI
3 2 (28.57%) User Stories
3 2 (28.57%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Management
4 1 (14.29%) Oracle ODI
4 1 (14.29%) Technical Analysis
4 1 (14.29%) System Integration Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Translating Business Requirements
4 1 (14.29%) Oracle BI EE
4 1 (14.29%) Tableau
4 1 (14.29%) BODI
4 1 (14.29%) QlikView
4 1 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Teradata
4 1 (14.29%) Data Analysis
4 1 (14.29%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (14.29%) CRM
4 1 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (14.29%) Data Modelling
4 1 (14.29%) ETL

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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (42.86%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (28.57%) BusinessObjects XI
3 1 (14.29%) BODI
3 1 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (14.29%) DataStage
3 1 (14.29%) Oracle BI EE
3 1 (14.29%) Oracle ODI
3 1 (14.29%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (14.29%) QlikView
General
1 2 (28.57%) Finance
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Business Analysis
2 3 (42.86%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (42.86%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (28.57%) GAP Analysis
3 2 (28.57%) Migration
3 2 (28.57%) PRINCE2
3 2 (28.57%) User Stories
4 1 (14.29%) CRM
4 1 (14.29%) Data Analysis
4 1 (14.29%) Data Modelling
4 1 (14.29%) ETL
4 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Management
4 1 (14.29%) Project Management
4 1 (14.29%) System Integration Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Technical Analysis
4 1 (14.29%) Translating Business Requirements
4 1 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) PL/SQL
1 1 (14.29%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Oracle
2 1 (14.29%) Informatica
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 1 (14.29%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (14.29%) Tableau
2 1 (14.29%) Teradata