Period
to 23 May 2018

The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 23 May 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
23 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 31 22 28
Rank change year-on-year -9 +6 +16
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 281 247 359
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 5.43% 6.89% 6.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.70% 7.23% 6.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 147 130 165
Scotland median daily rate £425 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +1.19% -6.67%
10th Percentile £349 £325 £300
90th Percentile £600 £628 £550
UK median daily rate £488 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +2.63% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Scotland median hourly rate £10.00 £10.50 £100.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.76% -89.50% +177.78%
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £50.00 £50.00
% change year-on-year -15.00% - +38.89%

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 4,931 3,415 5,141
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.36% 95.26% 93.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,917 1,983 2,827
Scotland median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - -
10th Percentile £238 £213 £230
90th Percentile £538 £513 £528
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 104 90 90
Scotland median hourly rate £16.63 £17.32 £30.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.98% -42.46% +64.95%
10th Percentile £10.33 £11.30 £11.18
90th Percentile £43.35 £52.00 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year -3.97% -6.28% +14.29%

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 23 May 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 23 May 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 -21 110 £473 -0.53% 20
Glasgow -10 88 £414 +3.44% 16
Renfrewshire -23 14 £278 -33.13%
Aberdeen +10 10 £600 +71.43%
South Lanarkshire -1 7 £413 +5.77%
Stirling -2 6 £475 +43.94% 2
North Lanarkshire -4 2 - - 2
West Lothian +1 1 - -
South Ayrshire - 1 - -
Scottish Borders - 1 £325 -
Consultant
UK

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

For the 6 months to 23 May 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 60 (21.35%) Finance
2 47 (16.73%) Office 365
3 45 (16.01%) Oracle
4 43 (15.30%) Migration
5 31 (11.03%) SAP
6 30 (10.68%) Microsoft
7 29 (10.32%) Security Cleared
8 28 (9.96%) SC Cleared
8 28 (9.96%) Active Directory
8 28 (9.96%) SQL
9 26 (9.25%) Windows
10 25 (8.90%) Agile Software Development
11 23 (8.19%) Stakeholder Management
12 22 (7.83%) Microsoft Azure
13 21 (7.47%) DevOps
14 19 (6.76%) Information Security
14 19 (6.76%) SQL Server
15 18 (6.41%) User Experience
16 17 (6.05%) Business Intelligence
17 15 (5.34%) Analytical Skills
17 15 (5.34%) Workflow
17 15 (5.34%) JavaScript
17 15 (5.34%) PowerShell
18 14 (4.98%) .NET
18 14 (4.98%) SharePoint
18 14 (4.98%) CISSP
19 13 (4.63%) Change Management
20 12 (4.27%) Firewall
20 12 (4.27%) VMware
20 12 (4.27%) Oracle EBS

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 14 (4.98%) SharePoint
2 11 (3.91%) SharePoint 2010
3 10 (3.56%) MS Exchange
4 9 (3.20%) SharePoint 2013
5 7 (2.49%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 7 (2.49%) IIS
6 4 (1.42%) CMS
7 3 (1.07%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (1.07%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (1.07%) Office Communications Server
7 3 (1.07%) SAS
7 3 (1.07%) SharePoint Server
7 3 (1.07%) Skype for Business
8 2 (0.71%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.36%) Apache
9 1 (0.36%) Apache Pig
9 1 (0.36%) CICS
9 1 (0.36%) FileNet
9 1 (0.36%) Oracle Workflow
9 1 (0.36%) WebSphere
Applications
1 8 (2.85%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (2.49%) InfoPath
2 7 (2.49%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.71%) InVision
3 2 (0.71%) SPSS
4 1 (0.36%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 12 (4.27%) Oracle EBS
2 9 (3.20%) Hyperion Planning
2 9 (3.20%) SAP SD
3 7 (2.49%) HFM
3 7 (2.49%) Oracle Applications
3 7 (2.49%) Oracle EBS R12
4 5 (1.78%) Dynamics CRM
5 4 (1.42%) SAP IS-U
6 3 (1.07%) Endur
6 3 (1.07%) Oracle Financials
6 3 (1.07%) SAP ERP
6 3 (1.07%) SAP HR
6 3 (1.07%) SAP MM
6 3 (1.07%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 3 (1.07%) SAP PM
6 3 (1.07%) SAP PS
7 2 (0.71%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (0.71%) Oracle 11i
7 2 (0.71%) Oracle General Ledger
7 2 (0.71%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 47 (16.73%) Office 365
2 22 (7.83%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (4.27%) Azure Active Directory
4 10 (3.56%) Amazon AWS
5 6 (2.14%) Dynamics 365
5 6 (2.14%) Taleo
6 5 (1.78%) IaaS
7 4 (1.42%) OpenShift
7 4 (1.42%) PaaS
7 4 (1.42%) SaaS
8 3 (1.07%) Heroku
8 3 (1.07%) OneDrive
9 2 (0.71%) Adobe Creative Cloud
9 2 (0.71%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.36%) FinancialForce
10 1 (0.36%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 12 (4.27%) Firewall
2 9 (3.20%) DNS
3 7 (2.49%) DHCP
4 6 (2.14%) Skype
5 4 (1.42%) Cisco ASA
5 4 (1.42%) LAN
5 4 (1.42%) Network Security
5 4 (1.42%) WAN
6 3 (1.07%) Internet
7 2 (0.71%) Cisco IOS
7 2 (0.71%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 2 (0.71%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 2 (0.71%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (0.36%) 3G
8 1 (0.36%) BIG-IP
8 1 (0.36%) FTP
8 1 (0.36%) HTTPS
8 1 (0.36%) MPLS
8 1 (0.36%) SSL
8 1 (0.36%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (6.76%) SQL Server
2 8 (2.85%) Oracle Reports
3 7 (2.49%) Power BI
3 7 (2.49%) Relational Database
3 7 (2.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (2.14%) Essbase
5 5 (1.78%) PostgreSQL
5 5 (1.78%) RDBMS
6 4 (1.42%) MongoDB
6 4 (1.42%) Oracle Discoverer
6 4 (1.42%) QlikView
7 3 (1.07%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (1.07%) Informix
7 3 (1.07%) Oracle Smart View
8 2 (0.71%) NoSQL
8 2 (0.71%) Oracle BI EE
8 2 (0.71%) Oracle Database
8 2 (0.71%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (0.71%) PowerCenter
8 2 (0.71%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (1.42%) Jenkins
1 4 (1.42%) Oracle Forms
1 4 (1.42%) Team Foundation Server
1 4 (1.42%) TeamCity
1 4 (1.42%) Visual Studio
2 3 (1.07%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.71%) Hudson
3 2 (0.71%) JIRA
3 2 (0.71%) MSI
4 1 (0.36%) Maven
4 1 (0.36%) NUnit
4 1 (0.36%) Oracle APEX
4 1 (0.36%) Selenium
General
1 60 (21.35%) Finance
2 11 (3.91%) Banking
3 7 (2.49%) Billing
4 2 (0.71%) Back Office
4 2 (0.71%) Legal
5 1 (0.36%) Advertising
5 1 (0.36%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.36%) Law
5 1 (0.36%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.36%) Marketing
5 1 (0.36%) Publishing
5 1 (0.36%) Retail
5 1 (0.36%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.36%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (4.98%) .NET
2 11 (3.91%) HTML
3 10 (3.56%) CSS
4 8 (2.85%) XML
5 6 (2.14%) EDI
5 6 (2.14%) Web Services
6 5 (1.78%) jQuery
7 4 (1.42%) Oracle Fusion
8 3 (1.07%) ADO.NET
8 3 (1.07%) ASP.NET
8 3 (1.07%) CSS3
8 3 (1.07%) HTML5
8 3 (1.07%) Middleware
8 3 (1.07%) WCF
8 3 (1.07%) XSLT
9 2 (0.71%) COM
9 2 (0.71%) J2EE
9 2 (0.71%) JMS
9 2 (0.71%) JSON
9 2 (0.71%) SAP Smart Forms
Miscellaneous
1 18 (6.41%) User Experience
2 15 (5.34%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (2.85%) Management Information System
4 6 (2.14%) Computer Science
4 6 (2.14%) Data Centre
4 6 (2.14%) PKI
5 5 (1.78%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (1.07%) Greenfield Project
6 3 (1.07%) Public Cloud
7 2 (0.71%) Blackberry
7 2 (0.71%) Cyberthreat
7 2 (0.71%) Enterprise Cloud
7 2 (0.71%) Mainframe
7 2 (0.71%) Private Cloud
7 2 (0.71%) Smart Meter
7 2 (0.71%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.36%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.36%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 1 (0.36%) Grid Computing
8 1 (0.36%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 26 (9.25%) Windows
2 12 (4.27%) Windows Server
3 10 (3.56%) Windows 10
4 7 (2.49%) Unix
4 7 (2.49%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (2.49%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (2.14%) Linux
5 6 (2.14%) Windows 7
5 6 (2.14%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (0.71%) AIX
6 2 (0.71%) Android
6 2 (0.71%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.71%) Windows Phone
6 2 (0.71%) Windows Phone 8
7 1 (0.36%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (15.30%) Migration
2 25 (8.90%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (8.19%) Stakeholder Management
4 21 (7.47%) DevOps
5 19 (6.76%) Information Security
6 17 (6.05%) Business Intelligence
7 15 (5.34%) Workflow
8 13 (4.63%) Change Management
9 12 (4.27%) Problem-Solving
10 11 (3.91%) Continuous Improvement
10 11 (3.91%) Data Analysis
11 10 (3.56%) Project Management
11 10 (3.56%) Risk Management
12 9 (3.20%) Analytics
12 9 (3.20%) Mentoring
12 9 (3.20%) Stakeholder Engagement
13 8 (2.85%) Coaching
13 8 (2.85%) CRM
13 8 (2.85%) ERP
13 8 (2.85%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 28 (9.96%) SQL
2 15 (5.34%) JavaScript
2 15 (5.34%) PowerShell
3 12 (4.27%) C#
4 9 (3.20%) Java
5 6 (2.14%) ABAP
5 6 (2.14%) PL/SQL
5 6 (2.14%) Python
5 6 (2.14%) Shell Script
6 5 (1.78%) PHP
7 4 (1.42%) C
8 2 (0.71%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.36%) C++
9 1 (0.36%) COBOL
9 1 (0.36%) R
9 1 (0.36%) RPG
9 1 (0.36%) RPG IV
9 1 (0.36%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 29 (10.32%) Security Cleared
2 28 (9.96%) SC Cleared
3 14 (4.98%) CISSP
4 8 (2.85%) CISM
4 8 (2.85%) Degree
5 6 (2.14%) BPSS Clearance
6 5 (1.78%) Computer Science Degree
7 4 (1.42%) CISA
7 4 (1.42%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (1.07%) CGEIT
8 3 (1.07%) CompTIA Security+
8 3 (1.07%) CRISC
8 3 (1.07%) MCSE
9 2 (0.71%) CASP
10 1 (0.36%) AWS Certification
10 1 (0.36%) CCNA
10 1 (0.36%) CEH
10 1 (0.36%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.36%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
10 1 (0.36%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (4.27%) GDPR
2 7 (2.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (2.14%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (1.07%) QA
5 2 (0.71%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.71%) SLA
6 1 (0.36%) BS7799
6 1 (0.36%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.36%) FATCA
6 1 (0.36%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 28 (9.96%) Active Directory
2 8 (2.85%) Docker
2 8 (2.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.07%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.36%) EMC RecoverPoint
4 1 (0.36%) HDFS
4 1 (0.36%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.36%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.36%) vCloud
4 1 (0.36%) VMware NSX
4 1 (0.36%) vSphere
4 1 (0.36%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 12 (4.27%) Ansible
2 8 (2.85%) SCCM
3 5 (1.78%) Microsoft Intune
4 4 (1.42%) Terraform
5 3 (1.07%) Kubernetes
5 3 (1.07%) RSA Archer
6 2 (0.71%) AirWatch
6 2 (0.71%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.71%) Puppet
6 2 (0.71%) SAP Afaria
6 2 (0.71%) XenMobile
7 1 (0.36%) Control-M
7 1 (0.36%) Data Guard
7 1 (0.36%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.36%) Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.36%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.36%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.36%) Tivoli Identity Manager
7 1 (0.36%) vRealize
7 1 (0.36%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 45 (16.01%) Oracle
2 31 (11.03%) SAP
3 30 (10.68%) Microsoft
4 12 (4.27%) VMware
5 10 (3.56%) Hyperion
6 9 (3.20%) Cisco
7 8 (2.85%) Adobe
8 6 (2.14%) Citrix
8 6 (2.14%) Nintex
8 6 (2.14%) SEEBURGER
9 4 (1.42%) Informatica
9 4 (1.42%) McAfee
10 3 (1.07%) HP
10 3 (1.07%) IBM
10 3 (1.07%) OpenLink
10 3 (1.07%) Palo Alto
10 3 (1.07%) Salesforce.com
10 3 (1.07%) Twitter
11 2 (0.71%) F5
11 2 (0.71%) Thales