The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 3 months to 29 June 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
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 17 31 42
Rank change year-on-year +14 +11  
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 163 184 119
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 7.40% 6.22% 3.95%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.73% 6.72% 4.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 76 44
Scotland median daily rate £475 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% -  
10th Percentile £367 £305 £300
90th Percentile £675 £525 £568
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.55% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Scotland median hourly rate £42.50 - £50.50
10th Percentile £41.25 - £38.90
90th Percentile £43.75 - £62.10
UK median hourly rate £60.00 £50.00 £36.25
% change year-on-year +20.00% +37.93%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2110 2739 2879
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 95.74% 92.60% 95.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 3497 4689 5032
Scotland median daily rate £375 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
10th Percentile £213 £220 £238
90th Percentile £525 £500 £475
UK median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 129 125 246
Scotland median hourly rate £27.50 £14.50 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +89.65% -22.66%  
10th Percentile £13.45 £9.25 £10.00
90th Percentile £46.50 £43.00 £41.00
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  

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 3 months to 29 June 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
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 3 months to 29 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +11 94 £525 +16.66% 13
Glasgow -4 38 £450 +12.50% 5
Renfrewshire +51 6 £415 +5.06%
Aberdeen -16 4 - -
Stirling +7 2 £500 +17.64%
Dumfries and Galloway - 1 - -
Consultant
UK

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

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 95 (34.93%) Finance
2 40 (14.71%) Migration
3 39 (14.34%) SQL
4 35 (12.87%) ERP
5 30 (11.03%) Unit4 Business World
6 29 (10.66%) Banking
7 28 (10.29%) Linux
8 27 (9.93%) Business Intelligence
9 25 (9.19%) Windows
9 25 (9.19%) Oracle
10 24 (8.82%) User Acceptance Testing
11 23 (8.46%) Data Migration
11 23 (8.46%) Workflow
11 23 (8.46%) SAP
12 22 (8.09%) SQL Server
13 21 (7.72%) Law
14 20 (7.35%) Agile Software Development
14 20 (7.35%) Microsoft
14 20 (7.35%) Security Cleared
15 19 (6.99%) SDLC
15 19 (6.99%) Stakeholder Management
16 18 (6.62%) Information Security
16 18 (6.62%) System Integration Testing
16 18 (6.62%) Data Centre
16 18 (6.62%) Analytical Skills
17 17 (6.25%) SIEM
17 17 (6.25%) Performance Testing
17 17 (6.25%) Integration Testing
17 17 (6.25%) Regression Testing
17 17 (6.25%) Python

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 6 (2.21%) JBoss
1 6 (2.21%) SharePoint
2 4 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (1.47%) MS Exchange
2 4 (1.47%) SAS
2 4 (1.47%) SharePoint Server
3 3 (1.10%) FileNet
3 3 (1.10%) WebSphere
4 2 (0.74%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (0.74%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.37%) CICS
5 1 (0.37%) IIS
5 1 (0.37%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.37%) Oracle Spatial
5 1 (0.37%) WordPress
Applications
1 13 (4.78%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (4.04%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (2.94%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.74%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (0.74%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.37%) Adobe Captivate
5 1 (0.37%) InDesign
5 1 (0.37%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 30 (11.03%) Unit4 Business World
2 9 (3.31%) Markit EDM
3 6 (2.21%) SAP ERP
4 5 (1.84%) Dynamics CRM
5 4 (1.47%) SAP S/4HANA
6 3 (1.10%) Dynamics AX
6 3 (1.10%) Oracle EBS
6 3 (1.10%) Oracle EBS R12
6 3 (1.10%) SAP FI
6 3 (1.10%) SAP MM
6 3 (1.10%) SAP PP
7 2 (0.74%) Maximo
7 2 (0.74%) Oracle Financials
7 2 (0.74%) SAP CO
7 2 (0.74%) SAP FI/CO
7 2 (0.74%) SAP PM
7 2 (0.74%) SAP QM
7 2 (0.74%) SAP SCM
7 2 (0.74%) SAP SD
7 2 (0.74%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.21%) Office 365
2 4 (1.47%) Google Analytics
2 4 (1.47%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.10%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.74%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.74%) OpenShift
4 2 (0.74%) PaaS
5 1 (0.37%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.37%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.37%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (0.37%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.37%) Boomi
5 1 (0.37%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (0.37%) OneDrive
5 1 (0.37%) Route 53
5 1 (0.37%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (4.41%) Firewall
2 9 (3.31%) SAN
3 8 (2.94%) TCP/IP
4 7 (2.57%) LAN
4 7 (2.57%) WAN
5 6 (2.21%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 5 (1.84%) DNS
6 5 (1.84%) Network Security
7 4 (1.47%) Cisco ASA
8 3 (1.10%) BIG-IP
8 3 (1.10%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 2 (0.74%) LDAP
9 2 (0.74%) SSL
10 1 (0.37%) DHCP
10 1 (0.37%) HTTPS
10 1 (0.37%) Intranet
10 1 (0.37%) NetScaler
10 1 (0.37%) SNA
10 1 (0.37%) VPN
10 1 (0.37%) VXLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (8.09%) SQL Server
2 11 (4.04%) Relational Database
3 10 (3.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 8 (2.94%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 8 (2.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 7 (2.57%) BusinessObjects
5 7 (2.57%) Oracle Database
6 5 (1.84%) NoSQL
7 4 (1.47%) RDBMS
7 4 (1.47%) SAP BW
8 3 (1.10%) Big Data
8 3 (1.10%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (1.10%) GIS
8 3 (1.10%) Hadoop
8 3 (1.10%) MySQL
8 3 (1.10%) Oracle Database 12c
8 3 (1.10%) SQL Server 2005
9 2 (0.74%) BusinessObjects XI
9 2 (0.74%) QlikView
9 2 (0.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 6 (2.21%) Axure RP
1 6 (2.21%) Balsamiq Mockups
1 6 (2.21%) Git (software)
1 6 (2.21%) GitLab
2 3 (1.10%) Jenkins
2 3 (1.10%) Selenium
3 2 (0.74%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.37%) Appium
4 1 (0.37%) Artifactory
4 1 (0.37%) Cucumber
4 1 (0.37%) ERwin
4 1 (0.37%) Gatling
4 1 (0.37%) JUnit
4 1 (0.37%) ProC
4 1 (0.37%) Protractor
4 1 (0.37%) TestNG
4 1 (0.37%) Visual Studio
General
1 95 (34.93%) Finance
2 29 (10.66%) Banking
3 21 (7.72%) Law
4 14 (5.15%) Local Government
5 7 (2.57%) Retail
6 6 (2.21%) Legal
7 4 (1.47%) General Ledger
7 4 (1.47%) Marketing
8 3 (1.10%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.74%) Back Office
9 2 (0.74%) Billing
9 2 (0.74%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.37%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (3.68%) HTML
2 9 (3.31%) CSS
3 7 (2.57%) XML
4 6 (2.21%) J2EE
5 3 (1.10%) SAP Fiori
5 3 (1.10%) Sass
6 2 (0.74%) .NET
6 2 (0.74%) HTML5
6 2 (0.74%) PostGIS
7 1 (0.37%) AngularJS
7 1 (0.37%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.37%) CSS3
7 1 (0.37%) EDI
7 1 (0.37%) Kafka
7 1 (0.37%) Middleware
7 1 (0.37%) Node.js
7 1 (0.37%) Oracle GoldenGate
7 1 (0.37%) Sensu
7 1 (0.37%) Spring
7 1 (0.37%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 18 (6.62%) Analytical Skills
1 18 (6.62%) Data Centre
2 14 (5.15%) User Experience
3 13 (4.78%) Linux Command Line
4 8 (2.94%) Computer Science
5 4 (1.47%) EPoS
5 4 (1.47%) Private Cloud
5 4 (1.47%) Replication
6 3 (1.10%) DataPower
6 3 (1.10%) e-Learning
6 3 (1.10%) Fintech
6 3 (1.10%) HP StoreVirtual
6 3 (1.10%) Mobile App
7 2 (0.74%) Clustering
8 1 (0.37%) AS400
8 1 (0.37%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.37%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 1 (0.37%) IBM Mainframe
8 1 (0.37%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.37%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 28 (10.29%) Linux
2 25 (9.19%) Windows
3 11 (4.04%) Unix
4 9 (3.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (2.57%) AIX
5 7 (2.57%) Windows Server
5 7 (2.57%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (1.47%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (1.10%) Windows 7
7 3 (1.10%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.37%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.37%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (14.71%) Migration
2 35 (12.87%) ERP
3 27 (9.93%) Business Intelligence
4 24 (8.82%) User Acceptance Testing
5 23 (8.46%) Data Migration
5 23 (8.46%) Workflow
6 20 (7.35%) Agile Software Development
7 19 (6.99%) SDLC
7 19 (6.99%) Stakeholder Management
8 18 (6.62%) Information Security
8 18 (6.62%) System Integration Testing
9 17 (6.25%) Integration Testing
9 17 (6.25%) ITIL
9 17 (6.25%) Performance Testing
9 17 (6.25%) Regression Testing
9 17 (6.25%) SIEM
10 14 (5.15%) Programme Delivery
11 13 (4.78%) Asset Management
11 13 (4.78%) Change Management
12 12 (4.41%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 39 (14.34%) SQL
2 17 (6.25%) Python
3 15 (5.51%) Java
4 11 (4.04%) PowerShell
5 8 (2.94%) JavaScript
5 8 (2.94%) Perl
6 7 (2.57%) PHP
6 7 (2.57%) Shell Script
7 6 (2.21%) Ruby
8 5 (1.84%) PL/SQL
9 4 (1.47%) VBA
10 3 (1.10%) Bash Shell
10 3 (1.10%) C#
10 3 (1.10%) VBScript
11 2 (0.74%) C
12 1 (0.37%) Go
12 1 (0.37%) Korn
12 1 (0.37%) MATLAB
12 1 (0.37%) PROC SQL
12 1 (0.37%) SAS Macro
Qualifications
1 20 (7.35%) Security Cleared
2 12 (4.41%) SC Cleared
3 10 (3.68%) Degree
4 9 (3.31%) CISSP
5 6 (2.21%) CISM
6 5 (1.84%) CRISC
7 3 (1.10%) CISA
8 2 (0.74%) CCNP
8 2 (0.74%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.37%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.37%) CCIE
9 1 (0.37%) CCIE Routing and Switching
9 1 (0.37%) CCSE
9 1 (0.37%) MCITP
9 1 (0.37%) MCTS
9 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.37%) PhD
9 1 (0.37%) VCAP
9 1 (0.37%) VCP6
9 1 (0.37%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (1.84%) COBIT
2 5 (1.84%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (1.10%) GAAP
3 3 (1.10%) QA
3 3 (1.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.37%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.37%) GDPR
4 1 (0.37%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (3.68%) Active Directory
2 9 (3.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.10%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.74%) Docker
4 2 (0.74%) RHEV
5 1 (0.37%) Apache Flume
5 1 (0.37%) RACF
5 1 (0.37%) Squid
5 1 (0.37%) Terminal Services
5 1 (0.37%) Tivoli Directory Server
5 1 (0.37%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.37%) VMware Server
5 1 (0.37%) vSphere
5 1 (0.37%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 10 (3.68%) Ansible
2 7 (2.57%) McAfee ePO
3 5 (1.84%) SCOM
4 4 (1.47%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (1.47%) Puppet
4 4 (1.47%) SCCM
5 3 (1.10%) Rundeck
5 3 (1.10%) WSUS
6 2 (0.74%) Control-M
6 2 (0.74%) Kubernetes
6 2 (0.74%) logstash
6 2 (0.74%) Tivoli
6 2 (0.74%) Tivoli Identity Manager
6 2 (0.74%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 1 (0.37%) Mesos
7 1 (0.37%) MIMEsweeper
7 1 (0.37%) Nagios
7 1 (0.37%) Oracle RMAN
7 1 (0.37%) Red Hat Satellite
7 1 (0.37%) SELinux
Vendors
1 25 (9.19%) Oracle
2 23 (8.46%) SAP
3 20 (7.35%) Microsoft
4 12 (4.41%) IBM
5 11 (4.04%) Cisco
5 11 (4.04%) McAfee
5 11 (4.04%) Splunk
5 11 (4.04%) VMware
6 8 (2.94%) Bloomberg
6 8 (2.94%) FactSet
7 7 (2.57%) Blue Coat
7 7 (2.57%) F5
7 7 (2.57%) HP
7 7 (2.57%) Intel
7 7 (2.57%) Teradata
8 6 (2.21%) CheckPoint
8 6 (2.21%) Red Hat
9 5 (1.84%) Cognos
10 4 (1.47%) Google
11 3 (1.10%) Northgate
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