Period
to 21 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Support Consultant was £338 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 21 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.

Support Consultant
UK > Scotland
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 182 177 189
Rank change year-on-year -5 +12 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Support Consultant 5 4 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.099% 0.093% 0.081%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.098% 0.086%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 2
Scotland median daily rate £338 £323 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.65% -2.27% -5.71%
10th Percentile £319 £270 £273
90th Percentile £439 £377 £391
UK median daily rate £350 £355 £375
% change year-on-year -1.41% -5.33% +10.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate - £27.75 £15.00
% change year-on-year - +85.00% +2.11%

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 4793 4080 5828
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.36% 94.64% 94.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 2723 2384 3014
Scotland median daily rate £385 £360 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.94% -1.37% -2.67%
10th Percentile £225 £225 £227
90th Percentile £530 £495 £500
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 143 118 124
Scotland median hourly rate £20.21 £16.16 £22.93
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.08% -29.52% +31.00%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.00 £10.00
90th Percentile £45.00 £43.00 £49.10
UK median hourly rate £18.69 £18.03 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.66% +0.17% +9.09%

Support Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for Support Consultant in Scotland

Support Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Support Consultant in Scotland

Support Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Support Consultant in Scotland over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Support Consultant in Scotland

Support Consultant
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Support Consultant in Scotland

Support 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 Support Consultant within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 21 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 -6 3 £338 -10.00%
Aberdeen -7 1 £450 +66.67%
Glasgow -11 1 - -
Support Consultant
UK

Support Consultant Skill Set
Top 24 Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, Support 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 Support Consultant in the job title.

1 3 (60.00%) .NET
1 3 (60.00%) Oracle
1 3 (60.00%) Finance
1 3 (60.00%) Scrum
1 3 (60.00%) Kanban
1 3 (60.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (20.00%) QA
2 1 (20.00%) Collaborative Working
2 1 (20.00%) Data Migration
2 1 (20.00%) Six Sigma Green Belt
2 1 (20.00%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (20.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (20.00%) Migration
2 1 (20.00%) Service Management
2 1 (20.00%) Quality Management
2 1 (20.00%) ITSM
2 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (20.00%) ITIL
2 1 (20.00%) IBM
2 1 (20.00%) Sun
2 1 (20.00%) Six Sigma
2 1 (20.00%) PL/SQL
2 1 (20.00%) SQL

Support 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (60.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Rational DOORS
General
1 3 (60.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (60.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Kanban
1 3 (60.00%) Scrum
2 1 (20.00%) Collaborative Working
2 1 (20.00%) Data Migration
2 1 (20.00%) ITIL
2 1 (20.00%) ITSM
2 1 (20.00%) Migration
2 1 (20.00%) Quality Management
2 1 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (20.00%) Service Management
2 1 (20.00%) Six Sigma
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) PL/SQL
1 1 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Oracle
2 1 (20.00%) IBM
2 1 (20.00%) Sun