Period
to 18 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Software Consultant was £265 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 18 January 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.

Software Consultant
UK > Scotland
6 months to
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 160 - 194
Rank change year-on-year - +194 -16
Contract jobs requiring a Software Consultant 13 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.27% - 0.036%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.29% - 0.038%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 1
Scotland median daily rate £265 - £400
10th Percentile £258 - £350
90th Percentile £551 - £450
UK median daily rate £450 £481 £425
% change year-on-year -6.49% +13.24% +5.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate - - £42.00

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 4,559 3,587 5,320
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.68% 94.87% 94.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,656 2,067 2,814
Scotland median daily rate £390 £363 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.59% -3.33% -
10th Percentile £225 £223 £225
90th Percentile £538 £501 £525
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 113 133 91
Scotland median hourly rate £19.00 £17.32 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.70% -17.52% +20.00%
10th Percentile £10.83 £10.53 £10.50
90th Percentile £35.00 £49.68 £47.00
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £18.00 £18.52
% change year-on-year +2.78% -2.81% +12.24%

Software Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Consultant in Scotland

Software Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Consultant in Scotland

Software Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Consultant in Scotland over the 6 months to 18 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Software Consultant in Scotland

Software 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 Software Consultant within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 18 January 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 - 7 £525 -
Stirling - 4 £265 -
Glasgow - 2 - -
Software Consultant
UK

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

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, Software 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 Software Consultant in the job title.

1 10 (76.92%) Finance
2 8 (61.54%) Java
3 7 (53.85%) Linux
3 7 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (53.85%) Continuous Integration
3 7 (53.85%) Git (software)
3 7 (53.85%) Jenkins
4 6 (46.15%) GitLab
4 6 (46.15%) Computer Science Degree
4 6 (46.15%) GitHub
4 6 (46.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (46.15%) Spring
4 6 (46.15%) Software Engineering
4 6 (46.15%) RESTful
4 6 (46.15%) Mockito
4 6 (46.15%) Cucumber
4 6 (46.15%) Puppet
4 6 (46.15%) High Availability
4 6 (46.15%) Degree
4 6 (46.15%) JSON
4 6 (46.15%) Computer Science
4 6 (46.15%) SOA
4 6 (46.15%) Configuration Management
4 6 (46.15%) JMX
4 6 (46.15%) Web Services
5 5 (38.46%) Asset Management
5 5 (38.46%) REST
6 4 (30.77%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 4 (30.77%) Continuous Improvement
6 4 (30.77%) PCI DSS

Software 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 4 (30.77%) Oracle SOA Suite
Business Applications
1 4 (30.77%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 6 (46.15%) GitHub
Development Applications
1 7 (53.85%) Git (software)
1 7 (53.85%) Jenkins
2 6 (46.15%) Cucumber
2 6 (46.15%) GitLab
2 6 (46.15%) Mockito
3 4 (30.77%) ProC
4 1 (7.69%) IntelliJ
4 1 (7.69%) Selenium
4 1 (7.69%) Subversion
General
1 10 (76.92%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (46.15%) JMX
1 6 (46.15%) JSON
1 6 (46.15%) RESTful
1 6 (46.15%) Spring
1 6 (46.15%) Web Services
2 5 (38.46%) REST
3 1 (7.69%) .NET
3 1 (7.69%) HTML
3 1 (7.69%) Nightwatchjs
Miscellaneous
1 6 (46.15%) Computer Science
2 4 (30.77%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (30.77%) Management Information System
3 1 (7.69%) Client/Server
3 1 (7.69%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (7.69%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 7 (53.85%) Linux
2 6 (46.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (7.69%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (53.85%) Continuous Integration
2 6 (46.15%) Configuration Management
2 6 (46.15%) High Availability
2 6 (46.15%) SOA
2 6 (46.15%) Software Engineering
3 5 (38.46%) Asset Management
4 4 (30.77%) Continuous Improvement
4 4 (30.77%) Microservices
4 4 (30.77%) Performance Measurement
4 4 (30.77%) Risk Management
4 4 (30.77%) Scrum
4 4 (30.77%) Software Asset Management
4 4 (30.77%) Software Audit
4 4 (30.77%) Software Licensing
4 4 (30.77%) Workflow
5 1 (7.69%) DevOps
5 1 (7.69%) Kanban
5 1 (7.69%) SDLC
5 1 (7.69%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 8 (61.54%) Java
2 2 (15.38%) Python
3 1 (7.69%) JavaScript
3 1 (7.69%) Perl
3 1 (7.69%) PHP
Qualifications
1 6 (46.15%) Computer Science Degree
1 6 (46.15%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (30.77%) GDPR
1 4 (30.77%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 6 (46.15%) Puppet
Vendors
1 4 (30.77%) CA
1 4 (30.77%) Oracle
1 4 (30.77%) PeopleSoft
2 1 (7.69%) Microsoft