The median contractor rate for an IT Consultant was - per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 3 months to 24 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.

IT Consultant
UK / Scotland
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 153 136
Contract jobs requiring an IT Consultant 0 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland - 0.14% 0.033%
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.15% 0.034%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 0
Median daily rate - £425 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 2049 2720 2905
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 95.57% 92.74% 95.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 1144 1521 1502
Median daily rate £375 £366 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.38% +4.64%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £228 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £473
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 58 87
Median hourly rate £25.00 £14.93 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +67.50% -21.44%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £9.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.70 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.48 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.14% +9.21%  

IT Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for IT Consultant in Scotland

IT Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for IT Consultant in Scotland

IT Consultant
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing IT Consultant in Scotland.

Contractor hourly rate trend for IT Consultant in Scotland

IT Consultant Skill Set
Top 23 Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, IT 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 IT Consultant in the job title.

1 2 (66.67%) CISSP
1 2 (66.67%) Risk Management
2 1 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL
2 1 (33.33%) Penetration Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Supplier Management
2 1 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (33.33%) COBIT
2 1 (33.33%) Risk Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) Security Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (33.33%) CRISC
2 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (33.33%) Privileged Access Management
2 1 (33.33%) Programme Delivery
2 1 (33.33%) Service Management
2 1 (33.33%) CISA
2 1 (33.33%) CISM
2 1 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (33.33%) ITSM
2 1 (33.33%) Data Security
2 1 (33.33%) Security Management

IT 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:

General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Risk Management
2 1 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (33.33%) Data Security
2 1 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL
2 1 (33.33%) ITSM
2 1 (33.33%) Penetration Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Privileged Access Management
2 1 (33.33%) Programme Delivery
2 1 (33.33%) Risk Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) Security Management
2 1 (33.33%) Security Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Service Management
2 1 (33.33%) Supplier Management
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) CISSP
2 1 (33.33%) CISA
2 1 (33.33%) CISM
2 1 (33.33%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) COBIT
1 1 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (33.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley