Period
to 17 February 2018

The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 17 February 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
17 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 29 26 21
Rank change year-on-year -3 -5 +9
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 279 240 352
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 5.73% 6.44% 6.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.98% 6.78% 6.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 140 122 159
Scotland median daily rate £450 £400 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -4.76% -1.18%
10th Percentile £318 £269 £299
90th Percentile £575 £550 £555
UK median daily rate £475 £466 £450
% change year-on-year +1.88% +3.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 1
Scotland median hourly rate £27.00 £10.50 £100.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +157.14% -89.50% -
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £46.00 £46.00
% change year-on-year -13.04% - +22.67%

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 4,667 3,542 5,224
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.85% 95.09% 94.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,732 2,085 2,731
Scotland median daily rate £390 £363 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.59% -3.33% -
10th Percentile £225 £213 £225
90th Percentile £538 £512 £525
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 109 120 76
Scotland median hourly rate £20.00 £15.89 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.87% -36.44% +16.28%
10th Percentile £11.23 £10.61 £10.61
90th Percentile £42.65 £52.00 £46.50
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +3.89% -5.26% +15.15%

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 17 February 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Scotland

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Consultant in Scotland over the 6 months to 17 February 2018.

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 17 February 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 -13 143 £469 +10.29% 24
Glasgow -9 64 £450 +5.82% 20
Renfrewshire +34 7 £351 +9.77%
Aberdeen +9 7 £600 +71.43%
Stirling +6 4 £265 -19.70% 3
South Lanarkshire -3 3 £465 +19.23%
Fife -3 2 £300 +17.65%
Highlands - 2 £250 -
West Lothian +4 1 - -
Dundee -8 1 - -
Falkirk - 1 £200 -
North Lanarkshire - 1 - - 2
South Ayrshire - 1 - -
Consultant
UK

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

For the 6 months to 17 February 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 80 (28.67%) Finance
2 43 (15.41%) Oracle
3 39 (13.98%) Migration
4 38 (13.62%) Agile Software Development
5 30 (10.75%) SQL
6 26 (9.32%) SAP
6 26 (9.32%) Active Directory
7 25 (8.96%) Office 365
8 23 (8.24%) DevOps
8 23 (8.24%) Microsoft
8 23 (8.24%) Windows
9 22 (7.89%) Java
9 22 (7.89%) Stakeholder Management
10 21 (7.53%) Banking
11 19 (6.81%) Microsoft Azure
12 18 (6.45%) SQL Server
12 18 (6.45%) Linux
13 17 (6.09%) Security Cleared
14 15 (5.38%) SC Cleared
15 14 (5.02%) Business Intelligence
16 13 (4.66%) Hyperion
16 13 (4.66%) Web Services
16 13 (4.66%) Firewall
16 13 (4.66%) Workflow
16 13 (4.66%) VMware
16 13 (4.66%) Analytical Skills
16 13 (4.66%) Jenkins
16 13 (4.66%) Analytics
16 13 (4.66%) Puppet
16 13 (4.66%) Continuous Integration

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 12 (4.30%) SharePoint
2 11 (3.94%) MS Exchange
3 8 (2.87%) SAS
3 8 (2.87%) SharePoint 2010
4 6 (2.15%) SharePoint 2013
5 4 (1.43%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 4 (1.43%) CMS
5 4 (1.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 3 (1.08%) Apache
6 3 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (1.08%) IIS
6 3 (1.08%) JBoss
6 3 (1.08%) Office Communications Server
6 3 (1.08%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.36%) CICS
7 1 (0.36%) Oracle Self-Service HR
Applications
1 5 (1.79%) Microsoft Excel
1 5 (1.79%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.43%) InfoPath
3 1 (0.36%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 12 (4.30%) Hyperion Planning
2 11 (3.94%) Oracle EBS
3 8 (2.87%) HFM
4 7 (2.51%) Oracle Applications
5 6 (2.15%) Endur
5 6 (2.15%) Oracle EBS R12
5 6 (2.15%) SAP FI
6 4 (1.43%) Payment Gateway
6 4 (1.43%) SAP IS-U
6 4 (1.43%) SAP MM
7 3 (1.08%) Markit EDM
7 3 (1.08%) Oracle Financials
7 3 (1.08%) Oracle Payables
7 3 (1.08%) Oracle Receivables
7 3 (1.08%) SAP CO
7 3 (1.08%) SAP FI/CO
7 3 (1.08%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 3 (1.08%) SAP PM
7 3 (1.08%) SAP PS
8 2 (0.72%) Oracle Assets
Cloud Services
1 25 (8.96%) Office 365
2 19 (6.81%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (3.94%) Azure Active Directory
4 9 (3.23%) Amazon AWS
5 7 (2.51%) GitHub
6 3 (1.08%) Google Analytics
6 3 (1.08%) OpenShift
7 2 (0.72%) Adobe Analytics
7 2 (0.72%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (0.72%) Heroku
7 2 (0.72%) IaaS
7 2 (0.72%) PaaS
7 2 (0.72%) SaaS
8 1 (0.36%) AdWords
8 1 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.36%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (4.66%) Firewall
2 7 (2.51%) DNS
3 5 (1.79%) DHCP
4 4 (1.43%) Skype
5 3 (1.08%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (1.08%) FTP
6 2 (0.72%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 2 (0.72%) Internet
6 2 (0.72%) LAN
6 2 (0.72%) SMTP
6 2 (0.72%) SSL
6 2 (0.72%) VPN
6 2 (0.72%) WAN
7 1 (0.36%) BIG-IP
7 1 (0.36%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 1 (0.36%) HTTP
7 1 (0.36%) Kerberos
7 1 (0.36%) MPLS
7 1 (0.36%) SAN
7 1 (0.36%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (6.45%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.51%) Essbase
3 6 (2.15%) Oracle Discoverer
3 6 (2.15%) Oracle Reports
4 5 (1.79%) Oracle BI EE
5 4 (1.43%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (1.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 4 (1.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (1.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (1.08%) Hadoop
6 3 (1.08%) Oracle Database
6 3 (1.08%) Oracle Smart View
6 3 (1.08%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (1.08%) Relational Database
6 3 (1.08%) SAP BW
6 3 (1.08%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (0.72%) Informix
7 2 (0.72%) MongoDB
7 2 (0.72%) QlikView
7 2 (0.72%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 13 (4.66%) Jenkins
2 11 (3.94%) Git (software)
3 8 (2.87%) Cucumber
4 7 (2.51%) GitLab
4 7 (2.51%) Mockito
5 6 (2.15%) TeamCity
6 5 (1.79%) Oracle Forms
7 4 (1.43%) ProC
8 3 (1.08%) JIRA
8 3 (1.08%) Selenium
8 3 (1.08%) Subversion
9 2 (0.72%) Artifactory
9 2 (0.72%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 2 (0.72%) Bitbucket
9 2 (0.72%) Rational DOORS
9 2 (0.72%) Rational Quality Manager
9 2 (0.72%) Rational Team Concert
9 2 (0.72%) Sonatype Nexus
10 1 (0.36%) JIRA Agile
10 1 (0.36%) SoapUI
General
1 80 (28.67%) Finance
2 21 (7.53%) Banking
3 12 (4.30%) Law
4 4 (1.43%) Billing
5 3 (1.08%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.72%) Corporate Banking
6 2 (0.72%) French Language
7 1 (0.36%) Advertising
7 1 (0.36%) Back Office
7 1 (0.36%) Front Office
7 1 (0.36%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.36%) Legal
7 1 (0.36%) Marketing
7 1 (0.36%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (4.66%) Web Services
2 12 (4.30%) .NET
3 11 (3.94%) RESTful
3 11 (3.94%) Spring
4 9 (3.23%) HTML
5 8 (2.87%) JSON
5 8 (2.87%) REST
6 7 (2.51%) JMX
7 4 (1.43%) CSS
7 4 (1.43%) Hibernate
7 4 (1.43%) Middleware
8 3 (1.08%) ASP.NET
8 3 (1.08%) CSS3
8 3 (1.08%) HTML5
8 3 (1.08%) Oracle Fusion
8 3 (1.08%) SOAP
8 3 (1.08%) XML
9 2 (0.72%) ADO.NET
9 2 (0.72%) Ext JS
9 2 (0.72%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 13 (4.66%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (4.30%) Management Information System
3 9 (3.23%) Computer Science
3 9 (3.23%) User Experience
4 7 (2.51%) Data Centre
5 5 (1.79%) Mainframe
6 4 (1.43%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (1.08%) Data Structures
7 3 (1.08%) EPoS
7 3 (1.08%) Greenfield Project
8 2 (0.72%) Blackberry
8 2 (0.72%) Cyberthreat
8 2 (0.72%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 2 (0.72%) iSeries
8 2 (0.72%) PKI
8 2 (0.72%) RIA
8 2 (0.72%) Smart Meter
8 2 (0.72%) Virtual Team
9 1 (0.36%) Credit Risk
9 1 (0.36%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 23 (8.24%) Windows
2 18 (6.45%) Linux
3 10 (3.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 7 (2.51%) Windows Server
5 6 (2.15%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (2.15%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (1.79%) Windows 10
7 4 (1.43%) Unix
7 4 (1.43%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.72%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.36%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (13.98%) Migration
2 38 (13.62%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (8.24%) DevOps
4 22 (7.89%) Stakeholder Management
5 14 (5.02%) Business Intelligence
6 13 (4.66%) Analytics
6 13 (4.66%) Continuous Integration
6 13 (4.66%) Workflow
7 11 (3.94%) Continuous Improvement
7 11 (3.94%) Data Migration
8 10 (3.58%) Asset Management
8 10 (3.58%) Change Management
8 10 (3.58%) Data Analysis
8 10 (3.58%) Information Security
8 10 (3.58%) Scrum
8 10 (3.58%) SDLC
9 9 (3.23%) Configuration Management
10 8 (2.87%) Data Management
10 8 (2.87%) Risk Assessment
11 7 (2.51%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 30 (10.75%) SQL
2 22 (7.89%) Java
3 11 (3.94%) JavaScript
4 9 (3.23%) Python
5 7 (2.51%) C#
6 6 (2.15%) PowerShell
7 5 (1.79%) PHP
7 5 (1.79%) PL/SQL
8 3 (1.08%) ABAP
8 3 (1.08%) Perl
8 3 (1.08%) T-SQL
9 2 (0.72%) Shell Script
9 2 (0.72%) VBScript
10 1 (0.36%) C
10 1 (0.36%) C++
10 1 (0.36%) COBOL
10 1 (0.36%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 1 (0.36%) RPG
10 1 (0.36%) Ruby
10 1 (0.36%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 17 (6.09%) Security Cleared
2 15 (5.38%) SC Cleared
3 9 (3.23%) Degree
4 8 (2.87%) CISSP
5 6 (2.15%) CISM
5 6 (2.15%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (0.72%) CLAS
6 2 (0.72%) Six Sigma Green Belt
7 1 (0.36%) AWS Certification
7 1 (0.36%) CEH
7 1 (0.36%) CompTIA Security+
7 1 (0.36%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
7 1 (0.36%) Master's Degree
7 1 (0.36%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (4.30%) GDPR
2 7 (2.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (2.51%) QA
3 6 (2.15%) PCI DSS
4 3 (1.08%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (1.08%) SLA
5 1 (0.36%) BS7799
5 1 (0.36%) FATCA
5 1 (0.36%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 26 (9.32%) Active Directory
2 9 (3.23%) Docker
3 4 (1.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.43%) vSphere
4 2 (0.72%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.36%) EMC RecoverPoint
5 1 (0.36%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 13 (4.66%) Puppet
2 12 (4.30%) Ansible
3 6 (2.15%) SCCM
4 4 (1.43%) Terraform
5 3 (1.08%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (0.72%) Kubernetes
6 2 (0.72%) Microsoft Intune
6 2 (0.72%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.36%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 1 (0.36%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.36%) Salt
7 1 (0.36%) SCOM
7 1 (0.36%) Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.36%) vCenter Server
7 1 (0.36%) vRealize
Vendors
1 43 (15.41%) Oracle
2 26 (9.32%) SAP
3 23 (8.24%) Microsoft
4 13 (4.66%) Hyperion
4 13 (4.66%) VMware
5 7 (2.51%) Cisco
6 6 (2.15%) Adobe
6 6 (2.15%) OpenLink
6 6 (2.15%) Symantec
7 5 (1.79%) HP
8 4 (1.43%) CA
8 4 (1.43%) Google
8 4 (1.43%) Misys
8 4 (1.43%) PeopleSoft
9 3 (1.08%) CheckPoint
9 3 (1.08%) CyberArk
9 3 (1.08%) Informatica
9 3 (1.08%) MicroStrategy
9 3 (1.08%) Nintex
9 3 (1.08%) Progress