Period
to 22 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 22 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.

Consultant
UK > Scotland
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 25 30 27
Rank change year-on-year +5 -3 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 279 268 313
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 5.53% 6.16% 5.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.80% 6.51% 5.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 136 123 129
Scotland median daily rate £450 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £290 £275 £300
90th Percentile £575 £550 £578
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 2
Scotland median hourly rate £30.00 - £47.75
10th Percentile £22.60 - £33.73
90th Percentile £38.50 - £61.58
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £45.50 £43.50
% change year-on-year -1.10% +4.60% +58.18%

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 4814 4115 5788
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.38% 94.64% 94.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 2742 2410 2993
Scotland median daily rate £388 £356 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.85% -2.47% -2.67%
10th Percentile £225 £225 £226
90th Percentile £531 £495 £500
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 144 118 123
Scotland median hourly rate £20.61 £16.16 £23.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.53% -30.80% +33.43%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.00 £10.00
90th Percentile £45.00 £43.00 £49.40
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.88% - +9.09%

Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for Consultant in Scotland

Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Consultant in Scotland

Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Consultant in Scotland over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Consultant in Scotland

Consultant
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Consultant in Scotland.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Consultant in Scotland

Consultant
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Scotland

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Consultant in Scotland over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Consultant in Scotland

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 Consultant within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 22 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
Edinburgh -8 166 £450 +7.14% 10
Glasgow -24 55 £463 +3.93% 14
Stirling +11 6 £265 -3.64% 1
Aberdeen -10 5 £444 +43.15%
Renfrewshire +32 3 £310 -3.13%
Fife +5 2 £300 -53.85%
South Lanarkshire - 2 £600 -
Highlands - 2 £250 -
Dundee +7 1 - -
Falkirk - 1 £200 -
Dumfries and Galloway - 1 - -
Consultant
UK

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

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, 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 Consultant in the job title.

1 94 (33.69%) Finance
2 41 (14.70%) Migration
2 41 (14.70%) SQL
3 40 (14.34%) Agile Software Development
4 38 (13.62%) Oracle
5 36 (12.90%) Banking
6 30 (10.75%) Windows
7 25 (8.96%) Linux
8 24 (8.60%) SQL Server
9 23 (8.24%) SAP
9 23 (8.24%) Law
10 20 (7.17%) Microsoft
11 19 (6.81%) Java
11 19 (6.81%) Analytical Skills
12 18 (6.45%) Active Directory
13 17 (6.09%) PowerShell
14 16 (5.73%) DevOps
14 16 (5.73%) Office 365
14 16 (5.73%) Business Intelligence
14 16 (5.73%) Web Services
15 15 (5.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 14 (5.02%) Puppet
16 14 (5.02%) Scrum
17 13 (4.66%) VMware
17 13 (4.66%) Stakeholder Management
17 13 (4.66%) Data Migration
18 12 (4.30%) Security Cleared
18 12 (4.30%) RESTful
18 12 (4.30%) Spring
18 12 (4.30%) Firewall

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:

Application Platforms
1 11 (3.94%) SAS
2 8 (2.87%) MS Exchange
3 7 (2.51%) IIS
3 7 (2.51%) SharePoint
4 5 (1.79%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 4 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (1.43%) FileNet
6 3 (1.08%) Apache
6 3 (1.08%) JBoss
6 3 (1.08%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (0.72%) CMS
8 1 (0.36%) CICS
8 1 (0.36%) Drupal
8 1 (0.36%) nginx
8 1 (0.36%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.36%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.36%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.36%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (1.43%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 7 (2.51%) Markit EDM
1 7 (2.51%) SAP FI
2 5 (1.79%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (1.43%) Hyperion Planning
3 4 (1.43%) Payment Gateway
3 4 (1.43%) SAP CO
3 4 (1.43%) SAP FI/CO
3 4 (1.43%) SAP S/4HANA
4 3 (1.08%) Endur
4 3 (1.08%) Oracle Applications
4 3 (1.08%) Oracle EBS R12
4 3 (1.08%) SAP ERP
4 3 (1.08%) SAP MM
5 2 (0.72%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.72%) HFM
5 2 (0.72%) Oracle Financials
5 2 (0.72%) SAP PP
5 2 (0.72%) SAP SD
5 2 (0.72%) Unit4 Business World
6 1 (0.36%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 16 (5.73%) Office 365
2 8 (2.87%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (2.51%) GitHub
4 5 (1.79%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (1.79%) Azure Active Directory
5 3 (1.08%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (1.08%) Google Analytics
6 2 (0.72%) Adobe Analytics
6 2 (0.72%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (0.36%) AdWords
7 1 (0.36%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 12 (4.30%) Firewall
2 5 (1.79%) DNS
3 4 (1.43%) DHCP
3 4 (1.43%) Network Security
3 4 (1.43%) TCP/IP
4 3 (1.08%) FTP
4 3 (1.08%) SAN
4 3 (1.08%) SSL
4 3 (1.08%) VPN
5 2 (0.72%) BGP
5 2 (0.72%) LAN
5 2 (0.72%) LDAP
5 2 (0.72%) SMTP
5 2 (0.72%) WAN
6 1 (0.36%) EIGRP
6 1 (0.36%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 1 (0.36%) Internet
6 1 (0.36%) MPLS
6 1 (0.36%) SNA
6 1 (0.36%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (8.60%) SQL Server
2 12 (4.30%) Data Warehouse
3 9 (3.23%) Oracle Database
4 7 (2.51%) Hadoop
5 6 (2.15%) Oracle BI EE
5 6 (2.15%) Oracle Reports
5 6 (2.15%) PostgreSQL
5 6 (2.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 5 (1.79%) Informix
6 5 (1.79%) MongoDB
6 5 (1.79%) Oracle Database 12c
7 4 (1.43%) Big Data
7 4 (1.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 3 (1.08%) BusinessObjects
8 3 (1.08%) Oracle Database 11g
8 3 (1.08%) QlikView
8 3 (1.08%) Relational Database
8 3 (1.08%) SAP BW
8 3 (1.08%) SQL Server 2012
8 3 (1.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 11 (3.94%) Git (software)
1 11 (3.94%) Jenkins
2 8 (2.87%) Cucumber
3 7 (2.51%) GitLab
3 7 (2.51%) Mockito
4 5 (1.79%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (1.43%) ProC
6 3 (1.08%) JIRA
6 3 (1.08%) Sonatype Nexus
6 3 (1.08%) Subversion
7 2 (0.72%) Artifactory
7 2 (0.72%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (0.72%) Bitbucket
7 2 (0.72%) Rational DOORS
7 2 (0.72%) Selenium
7 2 (0.72%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.36%) JUnit
8 1 (0.36%) Oracle Forms
8 1 (0.36%) TestNG
8 1 (0.36%) Visual Studio
General
1 94 (33.69%) Finance
2 36 (12.90%) Banking
3 23 (8.24%) Law
4 6 (2.15%) Back Office
5 5 (1.79%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.43%) Retail Banking
7 3 (1.08%) Legal
7 3 (1.08%) Retail
8 2 (0.72%) Corporate Banking
8 2 (0.72%) French Language
8 2 (0.72%) Marketing
8 2 (0.72%) Publishing
9 1 (0.36%) Advertising
9 1 (0.36%) Billing
9 1 (0.36%) Front Office
9 1 (0.36%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.36%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (5.73%) Web Services
2 12 (4.30%) RESTful
2 12 (4.30%) Spring
3 11 (3.94%) .NET
3 11 (3.94%) JSON
4 8 (2.87%) REST
4 8 (2.87%) XML
5 7 (2.51%) HTML
5 7 (2.51%) JMX
6 6 (2.15%) Middleware
7 5 (1.79%) CSS
8 4 (1.43%) ASP.NET
8 4 (1.43%) Hibernate
9 3 (1.08%) HTML5
9 3 (1.08%) PostGIS
9 3 (1.08%) SOAP
10 2 (0.72%) CSS3
10 2 (0.72%) EDI
10 2 (0.72%) SAP Fiori
10 2 (0.72%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 19 (6.81%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (3.94%) Computer Science
3 10 (3.58%) Data Centre
3 10 (3.58%) User Experience
4 9 (3.23%) Management Information System
5 6 (2.15%) Mainframe
6 5 (1.79%) EPoS
6 5 (1.79%) PKI
7 3 (1.08%) Cyberthreat
7 3 (1.08%) Data Structures
8 2 (0.72%) DataPower
8 2 (0.72%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 2 (0.72%) Greenfield Project
8 2 (0.72%) Mobile App
8 2 (0.72%) Replication
8 2 (0.72%) RIA
8 2 (0.72%) SWIFT
9 1 (0.36%) Enterprise Storage
9 1 (0.36%) iSeries
9 1 (0.36%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 30 (10.75%) Windows
2 25 (8.96%) Linux
3 15 (5.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 10 (3.58%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (3.23%) Windows Server
6 8 (2.87%) Unix
6 8 (2.87%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (2.51%) Windows 10
8 4 (1.43%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.72%) AIX
9 2 (0.72%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (14.70%) Migration
2 40 (14.34%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (5.73%) Business Intelligence
3 16 (5.73%) DevOps
4 14 (5.02%) Scrum
5 13 (4.66%) Data Migration
5 13 (4.66%) Stakeholder Management
6 12 (4.30%) Data Management
7 11 (3.94%) Asset Management
7 11 (3.94%) Continuous Improvement
7 11 (3.94%) Project Management
7 11 (3.94%) Risk Management
8 10 (3.58%) Analytics
8 10 (3.58%) Information Security
8 10 (3.58%) ITIL
8 10 (3.58%) Risk Assessment
9 9 (3.23%) Configuration Management
9 9 (3.23%) ETL
9 9 (3.23%) SDLC
9 9 (3.23%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 41 (14.70%) SQL
2 19 (6.81%) Java
3 17 (6.09%) PowerShell
4 11 (3.94%) PL/SQL
5 6 (2.15%) C#
5 6 (2.15%) Python
6 5 (1.79%) JavaScript
6 5 (1.79%) Perl
7 4 (1.43%) VBScript
8 3 (1.08%) T-SQL
9 2 (0.72%) PHP
10 1 (0.36%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.36%) C
10 1 (0.36%) COBOL
10 1 (0.36%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 1 (0.36%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 12 (4.30%) Security Cleared
2 11 (3.94%) Degree
3 10 (3.58%) CISSP
3 10 (3.58%) SC Cleared
4 8 (2.87%) Computer Science Degree
5 5 (1.79%) CISM
6 4 (1.43%) CRISC
7 2 (0.72%) CISA
7 2 (0.72%) CLAS
7 2 (0.72%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (0.72%) Six Sigma Green Belt
8 1 (0.36%) CCNA
8 1 (0.36%) CCNP
8 1 (0.36%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.36%) Master's Degree
8 1 (0.36%) MCITP
8 1 (0.36%) MCSE
8 1 (0.36%) MCTS
8 1 (0.36%) Numerate Degree
8 1 (0.36%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.51%) QA
2 6 (2.15%) Disclosure Scotland
2 6 (2.15%) GDPR
3 4 (1.43%) COBIT
3 4 (1.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.43%) PCI DSS
4 3 (1.08%) SLA
5 2 (0.72%) GAAP
5 2 (0.72%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.36%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.36%) Data Quality
System Software
1 18 (6.45%) Active Directory
2 6 (2.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.43%) vSphere
4 3 (1.08%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.72%) Docker
5 2 (0.72%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (0.72%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.36%) Forefront TMG
6 1 (0.36%) ISA Server
6 1 (0.36%) RHEV
6 1 (0.36%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.36%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 14 (5.02%) Puppet
2 10 (3.58%) SCCM
3 8 (2.87%) Ansible
4 3 (1.08%) Norton AntiVirus
4 3 (1.08%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.72%) SCOM
6 1 (0.36%) Control-M
6 1 (0.36%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (0.36%) Red Hat Satellite
6 1 (0.36%) Rundeck
6 1 (0.36%) Salt
6 1 (0.36%) Terraform
6 1 (0.36%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (0.36%) vCenter Server
6 1 (0.36%) vRealize
6 1 (0.36%) WSUS
Vendors
1 38 (13.62%) Oracle
2 23 (8.24%) SAP
3 20 (7.17%) Microsoft
4 13 (4.66%) VMware
5 9 (3.23%) IBM
5 9 (3.23%) Informatica
5 9 (3.23%) Teradata
6 7 (2.51%) Bloomberg
7 6 (2.15%) Splunk
7 6 (2.15%) Symantec
8 5 (1.79%) CA
8 5 (1.79%) Cisco
8 5 (1.79%) HP
8 5 (1.79%) Red Hat
9 4 (1.43%) CyberArk
9 4 (1.43%) Google
9 4 (1.43%) Hyperion
9 4 (1.43%) PeopleSoft
9 4 (1.43%) ServiceNow
10 3 (1.08%) Northgate