The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 3 months to 29 March 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 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 27 21 37
Rank change year-on-year -6 +16  
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 109 182 114
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 6.20% 7.02% 3.92%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.58% 7.42% 4.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 85 51
Median daily rate £400 £420 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% -6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £311 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £540 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £438 £438
% change year-on-year +2.85% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £10.50 - £36.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.00 £50.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year -6.00% +38.88%  

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 1657 2454 2788
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 94.20% 94.68% 95.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 1015 1352 1528
Median daily rate £375 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.22% +3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £250 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 42 77
Median hourly rate £17.32 £21.25 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.49% +21.42%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £10.20 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.25% +14.70%  

Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland that featured Consultant in the job title.

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 March 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 March 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 -4 52 £428 -5.00% 15
Glasgow 0 34 £400 +2.56% 4
Renfrewshire +3 3 £419 +2.13%
Aberdeen 0 3 £341 -9.00% 1
North Lanarkshire +4 2 £525 +250.00%
West Lothian 0 2 £350 -6.66%
Fife - 2 - -
South Lanarkshire - 2 £390 -
Stirling +10 1 - -
Highlands - 1 - -
Consultant
UK

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

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 55 (24.12%) Finance
2 39 (17.11%) SQL
3 33 (14.47%) Microsoft
3 33 (14.47%) Agile Software Development
4 26 (11.40%) Banking
4 26 (11.40%) Data Centre
5 25 (10.96%) Windows
6 24 (10.53%) Java
7 23 (10.09%) Oracle
7 23 (10.09%) Law
8 20 (8.77%) Linux
8 20 (8.77%) Python
9 18 (7.89%) SAP
9 18 (7.89%) Cisco
9 18 (7.89%) Information Security
9 18 (7.89%) Security Cleared
10 17 (7.46%) Analytical Skills
11 16 (7.02%) Migration
11 16 (7.02%) Stakeholder Management
11 16 (7.02%) DNS
11 16 (7.02%) Relational Database
12 15 (6.58%) SC Cleared
12 15 (6.58%) Business Intelligence
12 15 (6.58%) ITIL
12 15 (6.58%) SQL Server
13 14 (6.14%) Active Directory
13 14 (6.14%) F5
13 14 (6.14%) SIEM
14 13 (5.70%) DevOps
14 13 (5.70%) MS Excel

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 (4.39%) JBoss
2 5 (2.19%) WebSphere
3 4 (1.75%) CMS
3 4 (1.75%) MS Exchange
4 3 (1.32%) Joomla!
4 3 (1.32%) SAS
4 3 (1.32%) SharePoint
4 3 (1.32%) WebLogic
5 2 (0.88%) Apache
5 2 (0.88%) IIS
5 2 (0.88%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (0.88%) Tomcat
5 2 (0.88%) WebLogic Portal
6 1 (0.44%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.44%) iPlanet
6 1 (0.44%) Oracle Spatial
6 1 (0.44%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (0.44%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.44%) WordPress
Applications
1 13 (5.70%) MS Excel
2 9 (3.95%) MS PowerPoint
3 8 (3.51%) MS Office
4 2 (0.88%) InDesign
5 1 (0.44%) Adobe Captivate
5 1 (0.44%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.44%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.44%) MS Project
5 1 (0.44%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.44%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (2.19%) Unit4 Business World
2 4 (1.75%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (1.32%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.88%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (0.88%) SAP Business One
4 2 (0.88%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.44%) Maximo
5 1 (0.44%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.44%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.44%) Oracle Utilities
5 1 (0.44%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.44%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.44%) SAP Hybris
5 1 (0.44%) SAP PLM
5 1 (0.44%) SAP PM
5 1 (0.44%) SAP PP
5 1 (0.44%) SAP QM
5 1 (0.44%) SAP S/4HANA
5 1 (0.44%) SAP SD
5 1 (0.44%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.88%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.88%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (0.88%) Google Analytics
2 2 (0.88%) Office 365
2 2 (0.88%) SaaS
3 1 (0.44%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.44%) Amazon S3
3 1 (0.44%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (0.44%) Boomi
3 1 (0.44%) Google Tag Manager
3 1 (0.44%) OneDrive
3 1 (0.44%) OpenShift
3 1 (0.44%) PaaS
3 1 (0.44%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 16 (7.02%) DNS
2 10 (4.39%) Firewall
3 8 (3.51%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 7 (3.07%) BIG-IP
4 7 (3.07%) DHCP
4 7 (3.07%) Network Security
5 6 (2.63%) Cisco ASA
5 6 (2.63%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 3 (1.32%) SAN
6 3 (1.32%) SSL
6 3 (1.32%) TCP/IP
7 2 (0.88%) HTTPS
7 2 (0.88%) Intranet
7 2 (0.88%) Intrusion Detection
7 2 (0.88%) LAN
7 2 (0.88%) Skype
7 2 (0.88%) WAN
7 2 (0.88%) WLAN
8 1 (0.44%) FTP
8 1 (0.44%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (7.02%) Relational Database
2 15 (6.58%) SQL Server
3 9 (3.95%) RDBMS
4 8 (3.51%) BusinessObjects
5 7 (3.07%) Big Data
6 6 (2.63%) DB2
7 5 (2.19%) NoSQL
7 5 (2.19%) Oracle Database
8 4 (1.75%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
8 4 (1.75%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (1.75%) Power BI
8 4 (1.75%) SAP Data Services
8 4 (1.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (1.32%) MySQL
9 3 (1.32%) SQL Server 2014
10 2 (0.88%) Apache Hive
10 2 (0.88%) Looker
10 2 (0.88%) SQL Server 2016
10 2 (0.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 2 (0.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 8 (3.51%) Git (software)
2 5 (2.19%) GitLab
3 4 (1.75%) Selenium
4 3 (1.32%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.88%) Cucumber
5 2 (0.88%) Log4j
5 2 (0.88%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.44%) Axure RP
6 1 (0.44%) Balsamiq Mockups
6 1 (0.44%) Gradle
6 1 (0.44%) JIRA
6 1 (0.44%) Subversion
6 1 (0.44%) Visual Studio
General
1 55 (24.12%) Finance
2 26 (11.40%) Banking
3 23 (10.09%) Law
4 7 (3.07%) Retail
5 5 (2.19%) Marketing
6 4 (1.75%) Retail Banking
7 3 (1.32%) Advertising
7 3 (1.32%) Back Office
7 3 (1.32%) Billing
7 3 (1.32%) Publishing
8 2 (0.88%) General Ledger
9 1 (0.44%) Corporate Banking
9 1 (0.44%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.44%) Legal
9 1 (0.44%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (5.26%) CSS
2 11 (4.82%) HTML
3 8 (3.51%) J2EE
4 7 (3.07%) XML
5 5 (2.19%) Sass
5 5 (2.19%) Visualforce
5 5 (2.19%) Web Services
6 4 (1.75%) Java EE
7 3 (1.32%) JSP
8 2 (0.88%) .NET
8 2 (0.88%) AngularJS
8 2 (0.88%) CSS3
8 2 (0.88%) HTML5
8 2 (0.88%) JMS
8 2 (0.88%) jQuery
8 2 (0.88%) Middleware
8 2 (0.88%) Node.js
8 2 (0.88%) RESTful
8 2 (0.88%) Spring
8 2 (0.88%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 26 (11.40%) Data Centre
2 17 (7.46%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (3.95%) User Experience
4 7 (3.07%) Computer Science
5 4 (1.75%) Fintech
5 4 (1.75%) Linux Command Line
5 4 (1.75%) Management Information System
5 4 (1.75%) Mobile App
6 3 (1.32%) Private Cloud
7 2 (0.88%) e-Learning
7 2 (0.88%) Tandem
8 1 (0.44%) AS400
8 1 (0.44%) CESG
8 1 (0.44%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.44%) Clustering
8 1 (0.44%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.44%) Freedom of Information
8 1 (0.44%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.44%) Online Banking
8 1 (0.44%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 25 (10.96%) Windows
2 20 (8.77%) Linux
3 10 (4.39%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (3.95%) Unix
5 7 (3.07%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (2.63%) Windows Server
7 5 (2.19%) AIX
8 4 (1.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (1.75%) Windows 10
9 3 (1.32%) Windows 7
10 2 (0.88%) Solaris
10 2 (0.88%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.44%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.44%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.44%) SUSE
11 1 (0.44%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.44%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (14.47%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (7.89%) Information Security
3 16 (7.02%) Migration
3 16 (7.02%) Stakeholder Management
4 15 (6.58%) Business Intelligence
4 15 (6.58%) ITIL
5 14 (6.14%) SIEM
6 13 (5.70%) DevOps
7 12 (5.26%) Risk Management
8 11 (4.82%) Analytics
9 10 (4.39%) Change Management
9 10 (4.39%) ERP
10 9 (3.95%) BDD
10 9 (3.95%) Configuration Management
10 9 (3.95%) Cybersecurity
10 9 (3.95%) Mentoring
10 9 (3.95%) Project Management
10 9 (3.95%) Web Development
11 8 (3.51%) Information Assurance
11 8 (3.51%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 39 (17.11%) SQL
2 24 (10.53%) Java
3 20 (8.77%) Python
4 10 (4.39%) PowerShell
5 9 (3.95%) JavaScript
6 7 (3.07%) Perl
6 7 (3.07%) PL/SQL
7 6 (2.63%) PHP
7 6 (2.63%) Ruby
7 6 (2.63%) Shell Script
8 5 (2.19%) Apex Code
9 4 (1.75%) C#
9 4 (1.75%) VBA
10 3 (1.32%) VBScript
11 2 (0.88%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.44%) AppleScript
12 1 (0.44%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.44%) C
12 1 (0.44%) JCL
12 1 (0.44%) Korn
Qualifications
1 18 (7.89%) Security Cleared
2 15 (6.58%) SC Cleared
3 11 (4.82%) CISSP
3 11 (4.82%) Degree
4 8 (3.51%) CEH
5 7 (3.07%) CREST Certified
5 7 (3.07%) GIAC
5 7 (3.07%) SANS
6 3 (1.32%) CISM
7 2 (0.88%) CCNP
7 2 (0.88%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.44%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.44%) CCSE
8 1 (0.44%) CISA
8 1 (0.44%) CRISC
8 1 (0.44%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.44%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.44%) Six Sigma Black Belt
8 1 (0.44%) VCAP
8 1 (0.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.63%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (1.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.88%) QA
4 1 (0.44%) COBIT
4 1 (0.44%) GDPR
4 1 (0.44%) ISO27005
4 1 (0.44%) JSP 440
4 1 (0.44%) MiFID
4 1 (0.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 14 (6.14%) Active Directory
2 8 (3.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.32%) VMware ESX
3 3 (1.32%) vSphere
4 2 (0.88%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (0.88%) XenApp
4 2 (0.88%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.44%) Apache Flume
5 1 (0.44%) Docker
5 1 (0.44%) Firmware
5 1 (0.44%) RACF
5 1 (0.44%) Time Sharing Option
5 1 (0.44%) Tivoli Directory Server
5 1 (0.44%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 1 (0.44%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.44%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 8 (3.51%) Ansible
2 7 (3.07%) SCCM
3 4 (1.75%) SCOM
4 3 (1.32%) WSUS
5 2 (0.88%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (0.88%) Puppet
5 2 (0.88%) QRadar
6 1 (0.44%) AirWatch
6 1 (0.44%) ArcSight ESM
6 1 (0.44%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (0.44%) FortiGate
6 1 (0.44%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.44%) logstash
6 1 (0.44%) Mesos
6 1 (0.44%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (0.44%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.44%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.44%) Oracle RMAN
6 1 (0.44%) Red Hat Satellite
6 1 (0.44%) vRealize
Vendors
1 33 (14.47%) Microsoft
2 23 (10.09%) Oracle
3 18 (7.89%) Cisco
3 18 (7.89%) SAP
4 14 (6.14%) F5
5 12 (5.26%) CheckPoint
6 10 (4.39%) Intel Security
6 10 (4.39%) VMware
7 9 (3.95%) Blue Coat
7 9 (3.95%) IBM
8 5 (2.19%) Citrix
8 5 (2.19%) Fortinet
8 5 (2.19%) Salesforce.com
8 5 (2.19%) Symantec
8 5 (2.19%) Tableau
9 4 (1.75%) Splunk
10 3 (1.32%) Misys
10 3 (1.32%) Red Hat
10 3 (1.32%) Teradata
11 2 (0.88%) HP
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