The median contractor rate for a Technical Consultant was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 3 months to 28 June 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.

Technical Consultant
UK / Scotland
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 106 145 125
Rank change year-on-year +39 -20  
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Consultant 11 6 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.50% 0.20% 0.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.52% 0.22% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 3
Median daily rate £500 £440 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.63% -16.19%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £440 £321
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £440 £568
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £425 £425
% change year-on-year -8.82% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 2107 2728 2820
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 95.60% 92.73% 95.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 3468 4660 4971
Median daily rate £375 £365 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.73% +4.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £220 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £399 £365
% change year-on-year +0.25% +9.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 129 132 242
Median hourly rate £27.50 £14.50 £18.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +89.65% -22.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.45 £9.25 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £43.00 £41.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year - +9.37%  

Technical Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Technical Consultant in Scotland over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Technical Consultant in Scotland

Technical Consultant
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 28 June 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 - 4 - -
Edinburgh +14 2 £563 -
Stirling - 1 £500 -
Dumfries and Galloway - 1 - -
Technical Consultant
UK

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

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 6 (42.86%) Windows
2 5 (35.71%) Oracle
3 4 (28.57%) Migration
3 4 (28.57%) Oracle Database
4 3 (21.43%) Windows 7
4 3 (21.43%) Northgate
4 3 (21.43%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (21.43%) SharePoint Server
4 3 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (21.43%) Hyper-V
4 3 (21.43%) VMware
4 3 (21.43%) SQL Server
4 3 (21.43%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (21.43%) SharePoint
4 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (21.43%) Active Directory
4 3 (21.43%) HP
4 3 (21.43%) Finance
4 3 (21.43%) Oracle Database 12c
4 3 (21.43%) Data Centre
4 3 (21.43%) HP StoreVirtual
4 3 (21.43%) Re-Platforming
4 3 (21.43%) Windows Server
5 2 (14.29%) CRM
5 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
5 2 (14.29%) Project Management
5 2 (14.29%) Java
5 2 (14.29%) Software Engineering
5 2 (14.29%) Degree

Technical 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 3 (21.43%) SharePoint
1 3 (21.43%) SharePoint Server
2 1 (7.14%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (7.14%) JBoss
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle Spatial
2 1 (7.14%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (21.43%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (7.14%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) Azure Active Directory
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (7.14%) Office 365
1 1 (7.14%) OneDrive
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (28.57%) Oracle Database
2 3 (21.43%) Oracle Database 12c
2 3 (21.43%) SQL Server
2 3 (21.43%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (14.29%) Relational Database
4 1 (7.14%) IBM InfoSphere
4 1 (7.14%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (7.14%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Jenkins
General
1 3 (21.43%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Back Office
2 1 (7.14%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) Kafka
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle GoldenGate
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Data Centre
1 3 (21.43%) HP StoreVirtual
2 2 (14.29%) Computer Science
3 1 (7.14%) Data Structures
3 1 (7.14%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 6 (42.86%) Windows
2 3 (21.43%) Windows 7
2 3 (21.43%) Windows Server
2 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (28.57%) Migration
2 3 (21.43%) Re-Platforming
3 2 (14.29%) CRM
3 2 (14.29%) Project Management
3 2 (14.29%) Software Engineering
4 1 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (7.14%) Cryptography
4 1 (7.14%) ETL
4 1 (7.14%) ETL Development
4 1 (7.14%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 2 (14.29%) Java
2 1 (7.14%) Bash Shell
2 1 (7.14%) PL/SQL
2 1 (7.14%) Python
2 1 (7.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) Degree
System Software
1 3 (21.43%) Active Directory
1 3 (21.43%) Hyper-V
1 3 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (7.14%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) Data Guard
1 1 (7.14%) logstash
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 5 (35.71%) Oracle
2 3 (21.43%) HP
2 3 (21.43%) Northgate
2 3 (21.43%) VMware
3 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
4 1 (7.14%) IBM