Period
to 23 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Data Consultant was £431 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 23 November 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.

Data Consultant
UK > Scotland
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 177 173 183
Rank change year-on-year -4 +10 -16
Contract jobs requiring a Data Consultant 10 13 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.20% 0.30% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.32% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 6 3
Scotland median daily rate £431 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.21% +11.76% +33.86%
10th Percentile £403 £344 £413
90th Percentile £506 £675 £478
UK median daily rate £500 £485 £450
% change year-on-year +3.09% +7.78% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate - £46.00 -

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 4811 4105 5837
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.40% 94.72% 94.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 2742 2412 3018
Scotland median daily rate £388 £356 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.85% -2.47% -2.67%
10th Percentile £225 £225 £229
90th Percentile £531 £494 £500
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 142 118 123
Scotland median hourly rate £20.21 £16.16 £23.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.08% -30.80% +33.43%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.00 £10.00
90th Percentile £45.00 £43.00 £49.40
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%

Data Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings that featured Data Consultant in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

Job vacancy trend for Data Consultant in Scotland

Data Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Data Consultant in Scotland.

Contractor daily rate trend for Data Consultant in Scotland

Data 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 Data Consultant within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 23 November 2017. 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 6 £419 -16.25% 1
Aberdeen - 3 £444 -
Data Consultant
UK

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

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, Data 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 Data Consultant in the job title.

1 5 (50.00%) Oracle
1 5 (50.00%) ETL
1 5 (50.00%) Finance
1 5 (50.00%) Teradata
1 5 (50.00%) Hadoop
2 4 (40.00%) Big Data
2 4 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (40.00%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (40.00%) Informatica
3 3 (30.00%) IBM
3 3 (30.00%) Migration
3 3 (30.00%) Data Migration
4 2 (20.00%) Manufacturing
4 2 (20.00%) Six Sigma Green Belt
4 2 (20.00%) Rational DOORS
4 2 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (20.00%) Collaborative Working
4 2 (20.00%) Six Sigma
5 1 (10.00%) Mainframe
5 1 (10.00%) ERwin
5 1 (10.00%) E-business
5 1 (10.00%) Firewall
5 1 (10.00%) Management Information System
5 1 (10.00%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (10.00%) SQL
5 1 (10.00%) SAS
5 1 (10.00%) Data Modelling
5 1 (10.00%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (10.00%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared

Data 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 1 (10.00%) SAS
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle Payables
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle Receivables
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) Firewall
1 1 (10.00%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (50.00%) Hadoop
2 4 (40.00%) Big Data
2 4 (40.00%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (10.00%) Oracle BI EE
3 1 (10.00%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (10.00%) ERwin
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle Forms
General
1 5 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (20.00%) Manufacturing
3 1 (10.00%) Banking
3 1 (10.00%) Law
3 1 (10.00%) Retail
3 1 (10.00%) Retail Banking
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (10.00%) Mainframe
1 1 (10.00%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) ETL
2 4 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (30.00%) Data Migration
3 3 (30.00%) Migration
4 2 (20.00%) Collaborative Working
4 2 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (20.00%) Six Sigma
5 1 (10.00%) Analytics
5 1 (10.00%) Data Analytics
5 1 (10.00%) Data Management
5 1 (10.00%) Data Modelling
5 1 (10.00%) E-business
5 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Management
5 1 (10.00%) Logical Data Model
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) Six Sigma Green Belt
2 1 (10.00%) Degree
2 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 5 (50.00%) Oracle
1 5 (50.00%) Teradata
2 4 (40.00%) Informatica
3 3 (30.00%) IBM