Period
to 19 August 2018

The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £435 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 19 August 2018.

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
19 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 40 24 30
Rank change year-on-year -16 +6 +11
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 264 278 321
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 4.82% 6.38% 6.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.06% 6.71% 6.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 126 151 138
Scotland median daily rate £435 £450 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.33% +6.51% -0.59%
10th Percentile £331 £338 £305
90th Percentile £575 £638 £525
UK median daily rate £488 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +2.63% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Scotland median hourly rate £8.62 £33.25 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -74.08% - -
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £46.00 £46.00
% change year-on-year -7.61% - +26.03%

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 5,216 4,141 4,939
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.22% 95.06% 93.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,951 2,376 2,833
Scotland median daily rate £400 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.40% +1.20% +4.17%
10th Percentile £238 £228 £230
90th Percentile £544 £525 £500
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 126 104 113
Scotland median hourly rate £17.00 £25.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.33% +27.50% -
10th Percentile £10.38 £11.32 £10.26
90th Percentile £43.00 £46.50 £43.00
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £19.00
% change year-on-year -3.74% -1.58% +5.67%

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 19 August 2018.

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
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 19 August 2018. 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 -28 106 £450 -5.26% 19
Glasgow -2 92 £400 -5.88% 13
Aberdeen +15 11 £500 +53.85%
Stirling +2 8 £475 -5.00%
Renfrewshire -42 8 £338 -18.67%
South Lanarkshire -2 5 £413 -25.00%
North Lanarkshire -3 1 - -
West Lothian - 1 £523 -
Fife - 1 £313 - 1
Falkirk - 1 £315 -
Scottish Borders - 1 £325 -
Consultant
UK

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

For the 6 months to 19 August 2018, Consultant contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Scotland region featuring Consultant in the job title.

1 45 (17.05%) Finance
2 33 (12.50%) SAP
2 33 (12.50%) Office 365
3 32 (12.12%) Oracle
4 31 (11.74%) Migration
5 29 (10.98%) Microsoft
6 23 (8.71%) Windows
7 22 (8.33%) SQL
8 21 (7.95%) Agile Software Development
9 20 (7.58%) Banking
9 20 (7.58%) Microsoft Azure
10 19 (7.20%) Security Cleared
10 19 (7.20%) Analytical Skills
11 18 (6.82%) User Experience
11 18 (6.82%) DevOps
11 18 (6.82%) PowerShell
11 18 (6.82%) Information Security
12 17 (6.44%) Stakeholder Management
12 17 (6.44%) SQL Server
12 17 (6.44%) SC Cleared
13 16 (6.06%) Active Directory
14 15 (5.68%) CSS
14 15 (5.68%) Continuous Improvement
15 14 (5.30%) Workflow
15 14 (5.30%) VMware
15 14 (5.30%) Risk Management
15 14 (5.30%) Problem-Solving
16 13 (4.92%) Business Intelligence
16 13 (4.92%) Cybersecurity
16 13 (4.92%) Amazon AWS

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 10 (3.79%) SharePoint
2 6 (2.27%) IIS
3 5 (1.89%) SharePoint 2010
4 4 (1.52%) MS Exchange
4 4 (1.52%) SharePoint 2013
4 4 (1.52%) SharePoint Server
5 3 (1.14%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 3 (1.14%) Cloud Foundry
5 3 (1.14%) Mule
5 3 (1.14%) Mule ESB
5 3 (1.14%) SAS
6 2 (0.76%) CICS
6 2 (0.76%) Skype for Business
6 2 (0.76%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.38%) Apache
7 1 (0.38%) CMS
7 1 (0.38%) Confluence
7 1 (0.38%) FileNet
7 1 (0.38%) MQSeries
7 1 (0.38%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 9 (3.41%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (1.89%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (1.52%) InfoPath
4 2 (0.76%) InVision
4 2 (0.76%) SPSS
5 1 (0.38%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 10 (3.79%) Oracle EBS
2 9 (3.41%) SAP SD
3 7 (2.65%) SAP FI
4 6 (2.27%) Dynamics CRM
4 6 (2.27%) SAP CO
4 6 (2.27%) SAP FI/CO
5 5 (1.89%) Workday HCM
6 4 (1.52%) JDE EnterpriseOne
7 3 (1.14%) PeopleSoft HCM
7 3 (1.14%) SAP HR
8 2 (0.76%) Dynamics AX
8 2 (0.76%) Magento
8 2 (0.76%) Markit EDM
8 2 (0.76%) Oracle Applications
8 2 (0.76%) Oracle EBS R12
8 2 (0.76%) SAP ERP
8 2 (0.76%) SAP Hybris
9 1 (0.38%) Hyperion Planning
9 1 (0.38%) Oracle BPM
9 1 (0.38%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 33 (12.50%) Office 365
2 20 (7.58%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (4.92%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (3.41%) SaaS
5 6 (2.27%) Dynamics 365
5 6 (2.27%) Taleo
6 5 (1.89%) Azure Active Directory
6 5 (1.89%) PaaS
7 4 (1.52%) IaaS
8 3 (1.14%) OneDrive
9 2 (0.76%) Adobe Creative Cloud
9 2 (0.76%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 2 (0.76%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (0.76%) AWS CloudTrail
9 2 (0.76%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.76%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.38%) GitHub
10 1 (0.38%) Heroku
10 1 (0.38%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 9 (3.41%) Firewall
2 5 (1.89%) Network Security
3 4 (1.52%) DNS
3 4 (1.52%) Skype
4 3 (1.14%) AMQP
4 3 (1.14%) DHCP
4 3 (1.14%) TCP/IP
4 3 (1.14%) VPN
5 2 (0.76%) Cisco IOS
5 2 (0.76%) Internet
5 2 (0.76%) Intrusion Detection
5 2 (0.76%) LAN
5 2 (0.76%) SNA
5 2 (0.76%) WAN
5 2 (0.76%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.38%) 3G
6 1 (0.38%) FTP
6 1 (0.38%) HTTP
6 1 (0.38%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.38%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (6.44%) SQL Server
2 10 (3.79%) Relational Database
3 8 (3.03%) RDBMS
4 7 (2.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 6 (2.27%) Power BI
6 5 (1.89%) Oracle Reports
7 4 (1.52%) MySQL
7 4 (1.52%) QlikView
8 3 (1.14%) MongoDB
8 3 (1.14%) NoSQL
9 2 (0.76%) Big Data
9 2 (0.76%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (0.76%) DB2
9 2 (0.76%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (0.76%) PowerCenter
9 2 (0.76%) SQL Server 2012
10 1 (0.38%) Essbase
10 1 (0.38%) Informix
10 1 (0.38%) Oracle Database 11g
10 1 (0.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (2.27%) Git (software)
2 4 (1.52%) Jenkins
2 4 (1.52%) Maven
2 4 (1.52%) Subversion
2 4 (1.52%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (1.52%) Visual Studio
3 3 (1.14%) Bitbucket
3 3 (1.14%) Eclipse
3 3 (1.14%) Gradle
3 3 (1.14%) JUnit
3 3 (1.14%) Mockito
3 3 (1.14%) MSI
4 2 (0.76%) Hudson
4 2 (0.76%) JIRA
5 1 (0.38%) Axure RP
5 1 (0.38%) Balsamiq Mockups
5 1 (0.38%) ProC
5 1 (0.38%) webpack
General
1 45 (17.05%) Finance
2 20 (7.58%) Banking
3 6 (2.27%) Law
4 4 (1.52%) Back Office
5 3 (1.14%) Billing
5 3 (1.14%) Retail
6 2 (0.76%) Legal
7 1 (0.38%) Advertising
7 1 (0.38%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.38%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.38%) Front Office
7 1 (0.38%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.38%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.38%) Marketing
7 1 (0.38%) Publishing
7 1 (0.38%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.38%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (5.68%) CSS
2 11 (4.17%) .NET
2 11 (4.17%) HTML
3 10 (3.79%) Web Services
4 9 (3.41%) REST
5 8 (3.03%) Spring
6 7 (2.65%) EDI
6 7 (2.65%) XML
7 5 (1.89%) CSS3
7 5 (1.89%) HTML5
7 5 (1.89%) jQuery
7 5 (1.89%) React
8 4 (1.52%) JMS
8 4 (1.52%) Sass
8 4 (1.52%) Spring Integration
8 4 (1.52%) XSLT
9 3 (1.14%) JSON
9 3 (1.14%) LDAP
9 3 (1.14%) OAuth
9 3 (1.14%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 19 (7.20%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (6.82%) User Experience
3 10 (3.79%) Data Centre
4 9 (3.41%) PKI
5 8 (3.03%) Computer Science
6 5 (1.89%) Management Information System
7 4 (1.52%) Public Cloud
8 3 (1.14%) Analytical Mindset
8 3 (1.14%) FMCG
8 3 (1.14%) Mainframe
8 3 (1.14%) Mobile App
9 2 (0.76%) Cyberattack
9 2 (0.76%) Cyberthreat
9 2 (0.76%) Enterprise Cloud
9 2 (0.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 2 (0.76%) Greenfield Project
9 2 (0.76%) Private Cloud
9 2 (0.76%) Self-Motivation
10 1 (0.38%) Blackberry
10 1 (0.38%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 23 (8.71%) Windows
2 12 (4.55%) Windows 10
3 10 (3.79%) Windows Server
4 9 (3.41%) Unix
5 7 (2.65%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (2.65%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (2.27%) Windows 7
6 6 (2.27%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (1.89%) Linux
8 2 (0.76%) Android
8 2 (0.76%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.76%) Windows Phone
8 2 (0.76%) Windows Phone 8
9 1 (0.38%) AIX
9 1 (0.38%) Mesosphere
9 1 (0.38%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (11.74%) Migration
2 21 (7.95%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (6.82%) DevOps
3 18 (6.82%) Information Security
4 17 (6.44%) Stakeholder Management
5 15 (5.68%) Continuous Improvement
6 14 (5.30%) Problem-Solving
6 14 (5.30%) Risk Management
6 14 (5.30%) Workflow
7 13 (4.92%) Business Intelligence
7 13 (4.92%) Cybersecurity
8 11 (4.17%) Continuous Delivery
8 11 (4.17%) Project Management
9 9 (3.41%) Service Management
10 8 (3.03%) Analytics
10 8 (3.03%) Change Management
10 8 (3.03%) Continuous Integration
10 8 (3.03%) Incident Management
10 8 (3.03%) Prototyping
11 7 (2.65%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 22 (8.33%) SQL
2 18 (6.82%) PowerShell
3 12 (4.55%) JavaScript
4 11 (4.17%) C#
5 8 (3.03%) Java
6 5 (1.89%) Shell Script
7 3 (1.14%) ABAP
7 3 (1.14%) C
8 2 (0.76%) PHP
8 2 (0.76%) PL/SQL
8 2 (0.76%) Python
8 2 (0.76%) T-SQL
8 2 (0.76%) VBA
9 1 (0.38%) PROC SQL
9 1 (0.38%) R
9 1 (0.38%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 19 (7.20%) Security Cleared
2 17 (6.44%) SC Cleared
3 12 (4.55%) CISSP
4 10 (3.79%) Degree
5 7 (2.65%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (2.27%) BPSS Clearance
6 6 (2.27%) Computer Science Degree
7 5 (1.89%) CISA
7 5 (1.89%) MCSE
8 4 (1.52%) CGEIT
8 4 (1.52%) CISM
8 4 (1.52%) CRISC
9 2 (0.76%) CASP
9 2 (0.76%) CompTIA Security+
9 2 (0.76%) MCSA
10 1 (0.38%) CCNA
10 1 (0.38%) CEH
10 1 (0.38%) CESG Certified Professional
10 1 (0.38%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.38%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.89%) Disclosure Scotland
1 5 (1.89%) GDPR
2 3 (1.14%) QA
3 2 (0.76%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.38%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (0.38%) GxP
4 1 (0.38%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 1 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.38%) PMO
System Software
1 16 (6.06%) Active Directory
2 10 (3.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (1.89%) Docker
4 3 (1.14%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.38%) HDFS
5 1 (0.38%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.38%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.38%) vCloud
5 1 (0.38%) VMware NSX
5 1 (0.38%) vSphere
5 1 (0.38%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 10 (3.79%) SCCM
2 8 (3.03%) Ansible
3 5 (1.89%) Kubernetes
3 5 (1.89%) Puppet
4 3 (1.14%) Microsoft Intune
4 3 (1.14%) NetBackup
4 3 (1.14%) RSA Archer
4 3 (1.14%) Terraform
5 2 (0.76%) AirWatch
5 2 (0.76%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.76%) SAP Afaria
5 2 (0.76%) XenMobile
6 1 (0.38%) Data Guard
6 1 (0.38%) Kibana
6 1 (0.38%) logstash
6 1 (0.38%) Single Sign-On
6 1 (0.38%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.38%) vCenter Server
6 1 (0.38%) vRealize
6 1 (0.38%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 33 (12.50%) SAP
2 32 (12.12%) Oracle
3 29 (10.98%) Microsoft
4 14 (5.30%) VMware
5 8 (3.03%) IBM
6 7 (2.65%) Citrix
7 6 (2.27%) Adobe
7 6 (2.27%) SEEBURGER
8 5 (1.89%) Cisco
8 5 (1.89%) JD Edwards
8 5 (1.89%) Workday
9 4 (1.52%) Informatica
9 4 (1.52%) McAfee
9 4 (1.52%) Nintex
9 4 (1.52%) Thales
9 4 (1.52%) Twitter
10 3 (1.14%) CA
10 3 (1.14%) PeopleSoft
10 3 (1.14%) Tableau
10 3 (1.14%) Veritas