Period
to 24 May 2018

The median contractor rate for a Senior Consultant was £419 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 24 May 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.

Senior Consultant
UK > Scotland
6 months to
24 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 186 153 197
Rank change year-on-year -33 +44 -11
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Consultant 12 11 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.23% 0.31% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.32% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 5 5
Scotland median daily rate £419 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.69% -5.88% -
10th Percentile £363 £338 £386
90th Percentile £645 £446 £575
UK median daily rate £550 £525 £500
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £16.28 £25.00
% change year-on-year +161.06% -34.88% -37.50%

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 4,943 3,433 5,134
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.35% 95.26% 93.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,919 1,991 2,822
Scotland median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - -
10th Percentile £242 £213 £230
90th Percentile £538 £513 £525
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 105 90 89
Scotland median hourly rate £16.76 £17.32 £30.21
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.23% -42.66% +65.51%
10th Percentile £10.35 £11.30 £11.10
90th Percentile £42.80 £47.71 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year -3.99% -6.26% +14.29%

Senior Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior Consultant in Scotland

Senior Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Senior Consultant in Scotland

Senior Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Consultant in Scotland over the 6 months to 24 May 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Senior Consultant in Scotland

Senior 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 Senior Consultant within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 24 May 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 -21 8 £600 +50.00% 2
Glasgow - 4 £375 - 1
Senior Consultant
UK

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

For the 6 months to 24 May 2018, Senior 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 Senior Consultant in the job title.

1 6 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (41.67%) Office 365
3 4 (33.33%) Firewall
3 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 3 (25.00%) Active Directory
4 3 (25.00%) SQL
4 3 (25.00%) Windows
4 3 (25.00%) Linux
4 3 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (25.00%) SaaS
4 3 (25.00%) PaaS
4 3 (25.00%) Heroku
4 3 (25.00%) OpenShift
4 3 (25.00%) Ansible
4 3 (25.00%) Docker
4 3 (25.00%) DevOps
4 3 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (25.00%) IaaS
4 3 (25.00%) Jenkins
4 3 (25.00%) Mentoring
4 3 (25.00%) Kubernetes
4 3 (25.00%) Continuous Delivery
4 3 (25.00%) Terraform
5 2 (16.67%) Windows Server
5 2 (16.67%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (16.67%) InfoPath
5 2 (16.67%) Nintex
5 2 (16.67%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
5 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Office

Senior 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 2 (16.67%) MS Exchange
1 2 (16.67%) SharePoint
1 2 (16.67%) SharePoint 2010
1 2 (16.67%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 2 (16.67%) InfoPath
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 6 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (41.67%) Office 365
3 3 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (25.00%) Heroku
3 3 (25.00%) IaaS
3 3 (25.00%) OpenShift
3 3 (25.00%) PaaS
3 3 (25.00%) SaaS
4 1 (8.33%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 4 (33.33%) Firewall
2 1 (8.33%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle Discoverer
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (8.33%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 3 (25.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle APEX
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle Forms
General
1 2 (16.67%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Banking
2 1 (8.33%) Retail Banking
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) PKI
1 1 (8.33%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 3 (25.00%) Linux
1 3 (25.00%) Windows
2 2 (16.67%) Windows Server
3 1 (8.33%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (25.00%) Continuous Delivery
1 3 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
1 3 (25.00%) DevOps
1 3 (25.00%) Mentoring
2 2 (16.67%) Workflow
3 1 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (8.33%) Configuration Management
3 1 (8.33%) Data Analysis
3 1 (8.33%) Data Modelling
3 1 (8.33%) Dimensional Modelling
3 1 (8.33%) ETL
3 1 (8.33%) ETL Development
3 1 (8.33%) Information Management
3 1 (8.33%) Information Security
3 1 (8.33%) Knowledge Management
3 1 (8.33%) Migration
3 1 (8.33%) Presales
3 1 (8.33%) Unit Testing
3 1 (8.33%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 3 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (8.33%) PL/SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 3 (25.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (25.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (25.00%) Ansible
1 3 (25.00%) Kubernetes
1 3 (25.00%) Terraform
2 1 (8.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (16.67%) Nintex
3 1 (8.33%) OpenLink
3 1 (8.33%) Oracle