Period
to 15 November 2018

The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 15 November 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
15 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 39 25 30
Rank change year-on-year -14 +5 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 258 282 271
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 4.84% 5.64% 6.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.09% 5.90% 6.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 118 134 123
Scotland median daily rate £450 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +12.50% -8.31%
10th Percentile £338 £309 £275
90th Percentile £638 £575 £550
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 0
Scotland median hourly rate £8.62 £30.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -71.27% - -
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £45.00 £46.00
% change year-on-year -11.11% -2.17% +7.58%

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 5,072 4,778 4,187
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.16% 95.50% 94.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,757 2,693 2,443
Scotland median daily rate £400 £388 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +7.64% -1.37%
10th Percentile £224 £225 £225
90th Percentile £550 £525 £499
UK median daily rate £450 £445 £425
% change year-on-year +1.12% +4.71% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 131 147 122
Scotland median hourly rate £18.00 £21.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.29% +23.53% -20.00%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.25 £10.00
90th Percentile £46.25 £44.70 £43.68
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £18.00
% change year-on-year -3.74% +3.89% -

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 15 November 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 15 November 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 15 November 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 -10 138 £475 +5.56% 27
Glasgow -4 76 £425 -10.53% 19
Aberdeen +16 7 £500 +12.68% 7
Stirling +4 6 £625 +135.85%
Renfrewshire -9 5 £425 +37.10%
South Lanarkshire -4 2 £425 -29.17%
West Lothian - 2 £461 - 1
Fife +3 1 £313 +4.17%
Dundee -8 1 £340 - 3
Falkirk - 1 £315 -
Consultant
UK

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

For the 6 months to 15 November 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 52 (20.16%) Finance
2 35 (13.57%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (10.85%) Banking
4 27 (10.47%) DevOps
5 26 (10.08%) Microsoft Azure
6 25 (9.69%) Office 365
7 21 (8.14%) Migration
7 21 (8.14%) Information Security
8 20 (7.75%) Microsoft
8 20 (7.75%) Oracle
8 20 (7.75%) SAP
9 18 (6.98%) Stakeholder Management
9 18 (6.98%) Amazon AWS
10 17 (6.59%) Windows
10 17 (6.59%) SQL
11 16 (6.20%) Cybersecurity
12 15 (5.81%) Security Cleared
13 14 (5.43%) User Experience
13 14 (5.43%) Risk Management
13 14 (5.43%) SQL Server
13 14 (5.43%) Problem-Solving
14 13 (5.04%) Analytical Skills
14 13 (5.04%) SC Cleared
14 13 (5.04%) Continuous Integration
15 12 (4.65%) Project Management
15 12 (4.65%) Law
15 12 (4.65%) VMware
16 11 (4.26%) Service Management
16 11 (4.26%) CISSP
16 11 (4.26%) Java

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 (4.26%) SharePoint
2 7 (2.71%) Cloud Foundry
2 7 (2.71%) Elasticsearch
3 4 (1.55%) SharePoint 2010
3 4 (1.55%) SharePoint 2013
4 3 (1.16%) MS Exchange
4 3 (1.16%) Mule
4 3 (1.16%) Mule ESB
4 3 (1.16%) SAS
5 2 (0.78%) Apache
5 2 (0.78%) CICS
5 2 (0.78%) IIS
5 2 (0.78%) SharePoint Server
5 2 (0.78%) Skype for Business
5 2 (0.78%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.39%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.39%) MQSeries
6 1 (0.39%) nginx
6 1 (0.39%) Tomcat
Applications
1 7 (2.71%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (1.55%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (1.16%) InVision
4 2 (0.78%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 2 (0.78%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 9 (3.49%) SAP FI
2 8 (3.10%) SAP CO
2 8 (3.10%) SAP FI/CO
3 6 (2.33%) Oracle EBS
4 5 (1.94%) Workday HCM
5 4 (1.55%) JDE EnterpriseOne
6 3 (1.16%) Dynamics CRM
6 3 (1.16%) Oracle EBS R12
6 3 (1.16%) Oracle ERP
6 3 (1.16%) PeopleSoft HCM
6 3 (1.16%) Unit4 Business World
7 2 (0.78%) Magento
7 2 (0.78%) SAP Hybris
7 2 (0.78%) SAP SD
8 1 (0.39%) Actimize
8 1 (0.39%) Dynamics AX
8 1 (0.39%) Dynamics NAV
8 1 (0.39%) Endur
8 1 (0.39%) Markit EDM
8 1 (0.39%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 26 (10.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 25 (9.69%) Office 365
3 18 (6.98%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (3.88%) SaaS
5 4 (1.55%) PaaS
6 3 (1.16%) Dynamics 365
7 2 (0.78%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 2 (0.78%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.78%) AWS CloudTrail
7 2 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.78%) IaaS
7 2 (0.78%) OneDrive
7 2 (0.78%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.39%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.39%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 10 (3.88%) Firewall
2 6 (2.33%) VPN
3 4 (1.55%) Network Security
3 4 (1.55%) SAN
3 4 (1.55%) WAN
4 3 (1.16%) AMQP
4 3 (1.16%) Cisco ISE
4 3 (1.16%) Cisco Nexus
4 3 (1.16%) DNS
4 3 (1.16%) TCP/IP
5 2 (0.78%) Intrusion Detection
5 2 (0.78%) Skype
5 2 (0.78%) SNA
5 2 (0.78%) SSL
6 1 (0.39%) DSL
6 1 (0.39%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.39%) iSCSI
6 1 (0.39%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (5.43%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.71%) Relational Database
3 6 (2.33%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (2.33%) RDBMS
4 3 (1.16%) Big Data
4 3 (1.16%) BusinessObjects
4 3 (1.16%) MySQL
4 3 (1.16%) Power BI
4 3 (1.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (0.78%) SAS Enterprise Guide
5 2 (0.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.39%) Base SAS
6 1 (0.39%) BusinessObjects XI
6 1 (0.39%) DB2
6 1 (0.39%) OLAP
6 1 (0.39%) Oracle BI EE
6 1 (0.39%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.39%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.39%) SAP BW
6 1 (0.39%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 7 (2.71%) Hudson
2 5 (1.94%) Axure RP
2 5 (1.94%) Jenkins
2 5 (1.94%) Maven
3 4 (1.55%) Git (software)
3 4 (1.55%) Subversion
3 4 (1.55%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (1.55%) Visual Studio
4 3 (1.16%) Bitbucket
4 3 (1.16%) Eclipse
4 3 (1.16%) Gradle
4 3 (1.16%) JUnit
4 3 (1.16%) Mockito
5 2 (0.78%) Balsamiq Mockups
5 2 (0.78%) Cucumber
5 2 (0.78%) Gatling
5 2 (0.78%) JMeter
5 2 (0.78%) NUnit
5 2 (0.78%) Sonatype Nexus
5 2 (0.78%) Travis CI
General
1 52 (20.16%) Finance
2 28 (10.85%) Banking
3 12 (4.65%) Law
4 6 (2.33%) Back Office
5 4 (1.55%) Investment Banking
6 2 (0.78%) Legal
6 2 (0.78%) Retail
6 2 (0.78%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.39%) Advertising
7 1 (0.39%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.39%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.39%) Front Office
7 1 (0.39%) German Language
7 1 (0.39%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (3.88%) CSS
2 9 (3.49%) HTML
2 9 (3.49%) REST
3 8 (3.10%) React
4 7 (2.71%) .NET
4 7 (2.71%) Elastic Stack
5 6 (2.33%) CSS3
5 6 (2.33%) HTML5
5 6 (2.33%) Spring
5 6 (2.33%) Web Services
6 5 (1.94%) LDAP
6 5 (1.94%) XML
7 4 (1.55%) jQuery
7 4 (1.55%) Middleware
7 4 (1.55%) Node.js
8 3 (1.16%) AngularJS
8 3 (1.16%) Apache Camel
8 3 (1.16%) OAuth2
8 3 (1.16%) RabbitMQ
8 3 (1.16%) Spring Integration
Miscellaneous
1 14 (5.43%) User Experience
2 13 (5.04%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (3.88%) Data Centre
4 6 (2.33%) PKI
5 5 (1.94%) Public Cloud
6 4 (1.55%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (1.55%) Management Information System
6 4 (1.55%) Security Operations Centre
7 3 (1.16%) Analytical Mindset
7 3 (1.16%) Computer Science
7 3 (1.16%) PMI
8 2 (0.78%) Cyberattack
8 2 (0.78%) FMCG
8 2 (0.78%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 2 (0.78%) Mainframe
8 2 (0.78%) Mobile App
8 2 (0.78%) Private Cloud
9 1 (0.39%) Fintech
9 1 (0.39%) OTC Derivatives
9 1 (0.39%) Renewable Energy
Operating Systems
1 17 (6.59%) Windows
2 11 (4.26%) Unix
3 9 (3.49%) Windows 10
4 8 (3.10%) Linux
5 3 (1.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (1.16%) Solaris
5 3 (1.16%) Windows 7
5 3 (1.16%) Windows Server
6 2 (0.78%) AIX
6 2 (0.78%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (0.78%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (0.78%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.39%) Mesosphere
7 1 (0.39%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (13.57%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (10.47%) DevOps
3 21 (8.14%) Information Security
3 21 (8.14%) Migration
4 18 (6.98%) Stakeholder Management
5 16 (6.20%) Cybersecurity
6 14 (5.43%) Problem-Solving
6 14 (5.43%) Risk Management
7 13 (5.04%) Continuous Integration
8 12 (4.65%) Project Management
9 11 (4.26%) Continuous Improvement
9 11 (4.26%) Service Management
10 10 (3.88%) Continuous Delivery
11 8 (3.10%) Business Intelligence
11 8 (3.10%) Microservices
12 7 (2.71%) Analytics
12 7 (2.71%) Coaching
12 7 (2.71%) ERP
12 7 (2.71%) Incident Management
12 7 (2.71%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 17 (6.59%) SQL
2 11 (4.26%) Java
2 11 (4.26%) JavaScript
3 8 (3.10%) C#
3 8 (3.10%) PowerShell
4 4 (1.55%) Bash Shell
4 4 (1.55%) Python
4 4 (1.55%) Shell Script
5 2 (0.78%) PHP
5 2 (0.78%) Scala
5 2 (0.78%) TypeScript
5 2 (0.78%) VBA
6 1 (0.39%) C-shell
6 1 (0.39%) Dart
6 1 (0.39%) Korn
6 1 (0.39%) MATLAB
6 1 (0.39%) Perl
6 1 (0.39%) PROC SQL
6 1 (0.39%) Ruby
6 1 (0.39%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 15 (5.81%) Security Cleared
2 13 (5.04%) SC Cleared
3 11 (4.26%) CISSP
4 8 (3.10%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (2.71%) CCNA
5 7 (2.71%) CCNP
6 6 (2.33%) CISM
6 6 (2.33%) Degree
7 5 (1.94%) CCIE
7 5 (1.94%) DV Cleared
7 5 (1.94%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (1.55%) MCSE
9 3 (1.16%) BPSS Clearance
9 3 (1.16%) CISA
9 3 (1.16%) PMI Certification
10 2 (0.78%) CASP
10 2 (0.78%) CGEIT
10 2 (0.78%) CompTIA Security+
10 2 (0.78%) Computer Science Degree
10 2 (0.78%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.49%) GDPR
2 3 (1.16%) PCI DSS
2 3 (1.16%) WCAG
3 2 (0.78%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.78%) QA
4 1 (0.39%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.39%) GxP
4 1 (0.39%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 1 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 1 (0.39%) PMO
4 1 (0.39%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (3.88%) Docker
2 8 (3.10%) Active Directory
3 5 (1.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (1.94%) VMware NSX
4 3 (1.16%) BitLocker
5 2 (0.78%) Firmware
5 2 (0.78%) XenServer
6 1 (0.39%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.39%) Samba
Systems Management
1 11 (4.26%) Kubernetes
2 10 (3.88%) Puppet
3 9 (3.49%) Kibana
4 6 (2.33%) Terraform
5 5 (1.94%) Ansible
6 4 (1.55%) NetBackup
6 4 (1.55%) SCCM
7 3 (1.16%) logstash
8 2 (0.78%) Red Hat Satellite
9 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Intune
9 1 (0.39%) Opscode Chef
9 1 (0.39%) Oracle ZFS
9 1 (0.39%) Prometheus
9 1 (0.39%) RSA Archer
9 1 (0.39%) Tivoli
9 1 (0.39%) Tivoli Identity Manager
9 1 (0.39%) Xymon
Vendors
1 20 (7.75%) Microsoft
1 20 (7.75%) Oracle
1 20 (7.75%) SAP
2 12 (4.65%) VMware
3 10 (3.88%) Cisco
4 7 (2.71%) IBM
5 6 (2.33%) Workday
6 5 (1.94%) JD Edwards
6 5 (1.94%) Red Hat
7 4 (1.55%) Thales
8 3 (1.16%) CA
8 3 (1.16%) CheckPoint
8 3 (1.16%) Juniper
8 3 (1.16%) PeopleSoft
8 3 (1.16%) Tableau
8 3 (1.16%) Veritas
9 2 (0.78%) hybris
9 2 (0.78%) Nintex
9 2 (0.78%) ServiceNow
9 2 (0.78%) Twitter