The median contractor rate for a Technical Consultant was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 3 months to 23 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
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Technical Consultant
UK / Scotland
Rank 100 117 122
Rank change year-on-year +17 +5  
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Consultant 3 13 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.17% 0.50% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.53% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 10 3
Median daily rate £350 £450 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.26% -5.21%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +11.76% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.00 - -

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 1635 2443 2677
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 94.51% 94.84% 95.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 995 1340 1473
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 £208 £250 £210
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 37 68
Median hourly rate £17.39 £22.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.71% +28.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £10.20 £12.06
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.15 £45.00 £46.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Technical Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for Technical Consultant in Scotland

Technical Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Technical Consultant in Scotland

Technical Consultant
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Technical Consultant in Scotland

Technical 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 Technical Consultant within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 23 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
Glasgow +5 2 £350 -
Edinburgh +12 1 £475 -2.56%
Technical Consultant
UK

Technical Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, Technical 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 Technical Consultant in the job title.

1 4 (50.00%) Finance
1 4 (50.00%) SQL
1 4 (50.00%) Oracle
2 3 (37.50%) Java
2 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 3 (37.50%) Project Management
3 2 (25.00%) WebLogic Portal
3 2 (25.00%) Misys
3 2 (25.00%) HTML
3 2 (25.00%) IBM
3 2 (25.00%) Log4j
3 2 (25.00%) Back Office
3 2 (25.00%) PL/SQL
3 2 (25.00%) JMS
3 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (25.00%) DB2
3 2 (25.00%) WebLogic
3 2 (25.00%) CSS
3 2 (25.00%) JSP
3 2 (25.00%) Web Services
3 2 (25.00%) XML
3 2 (25.00%) JBoss
3 2 (25.00%) Tomcat
3 2 (25.00%) CRM
3 2 (25.00%) TDD
3 2 (25.00%) Banking
3 2 (25.00%) Software Engineering
3 2 (25.00%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (25.00%) WebSphere
3 2 (25.00%) Web Development

Technical 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 (25.00%) JBoss
1 2 (25.00%) Tomcat
1 2 (25.00%) WebLogic
1 2 (25.00%) WebLogic Portal
1 2 (25.00%) WebSphere
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle Spatial
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle EBS R12
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) DB2
1 2 (25.00%) Relational Database
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle BI EE
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (12.50%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Log4j
General
1 4 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (25.00%) Back Office
2 2 (25.00%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) CSS
1 2 (25.00%) HTML
1 2 (25.00%) Java EE
1 2 (25.00%) JMS
1 2 (25.00%) JSP
1 2 (25.00%) Web Services
1 2 (25.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (12.50%) Data Structures
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Project Management
2 2 (25.00%) CRM
2 2 (25.00%) Software Engineering
2 2 (25.00%) TDD
2 2 (25.00%) Web Development
3 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (12.50%) ERP
3 1 (12.50%) ETL
3 1 (12.50%) ETL Development
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) SQL
2 3 (37.50%) Java
3 2 (25.00%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) Degree
2 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Oracle
2 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
3 2 (25.00%) IBM
3 2 (25.00%) Misys
4 1 (12.50%) Hyperion
4 1 (12.50%) Symantec