The median contractor rate for a IT Consultant was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 3 months to 24 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IT Consultant
UK / Scotland
Rank 104 - 121
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs requiring an IT Consultant 3 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.17% - 0.071%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% - 0.074%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 1
Median daily rate £475 - £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £450 £425
% change year-on-year -5.55% +5.88%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £45.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year - +12.50%  

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 1659 2438 2697
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 94.58% 94.79% 96.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 1008 1341 1479
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 £209 £250 £213
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 50 39 69
Median hourly rate £17.39 £22.50 £16.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.71% +34.56%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £10.20 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.15 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.38
% change year-on-year -12.50% +15.10%  

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing IT Consultant in Scotland.

Contractor hourly rate trend for IT Consultant in Scotland

IT 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 IT Consultant within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 24 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 - 1 £425 - 2
Glasgow - 1 - -
North Lanarkshire - 1 £525 -
IT Consultant
UK

IT Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 3 (60.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 3 (60.00%) Finance
1 3 (60.00%) Security Management
1 3 (60.00%) Penetration Testing
1 3 (60.00%) Supplier Management
2 2 (40.00%) Network Management
2 2 (40.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (40.00%) Risk Management
2 2 (40.00%) Intrusion Detection
2 2 (40.00%) Windows
2 2 (40.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (40.00%) LAN
2 2 (40.00%) WLAN
2 2 (40.00%) WAN
2 2 (40.00%) Cisco
2 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (40.00%) CISSP
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server
2 2 (40.00%) Change Management
2 2 (40.00%) IT Strategy
3 1 (20.00%) Privileged Access Management
3 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (20.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (20.00%) Service Management
3 1 (20.00%) CISA
3 1 (20.00%) CISM
3 1 (20.00%) ITSM
3 1 (20.00%) Data Security
3 1 (20.00%) ITIL
3 1 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement

IT Consultant Skill Set
Top Related 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 2 (40.00%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) Intrusion Detection
1 2 (40.00%) LAN
1 2 (40.00%) WAN
1 2 (40.00%) WLAN
General
1 3 (60.00%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Windows
1 2 (40.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 3 (60.00%) Penetration Testing
1 3 (60.00%) Security Management
1 3 (60.00%) Supplier Management
2 2 (40.00%) Change Management
2 2 (40.00%) IT Strategy
2 2 (40.00%) Network Management
2 2 (40.00%) Risk Management
3 1 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (20.00%) Data Security
3 1 (20.00%) ITIL
3 1 (20.00%) ITSM
3 1 (20.00%) Privileged Access Management
3 1 (20.00%) Risk Analysis
3 1 (20.00%) Security Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Service Management
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) CISSP
2 1 (20.00%) CISA
2 1 (20.00%) CISM
2 1 (20.00%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) COBIT
1 1 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (20.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Cisco