The table below looks at the statistics for the Consultant role in IT contracts advertised for the Erskine region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Consultant in their job title over the 3 months to 24 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
24 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Consultant
Rank 24 20 -
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 9 5 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Erskine 7.83% 11.11% -
As % of the Job Titles category 9.78% 17.24% -
Number of daily rates quoted 7 5 0
Average daily rate
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£350 £350 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £19.17 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+43.45% -48.88%
Consultant
Renfrewshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Erskine region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Erskine
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
92 29 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Erskine 80.00% 64.44% 61.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 27 18
Average daily rate £350 £340 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -9.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £162 £344
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £405 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £19.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -8.57%

Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in Erskine

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Consultant in the job title across the Erskine region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in Erskine

Consultant
Daily Rate Trend in Erskine

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Consultant across the Erskine region.

Consultant Daily Rate Trend in Erskine

Consultant
Daily Rate Histogram in Erskine

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Consultant across the Erskine region over the 3 months to 24 November 2014.

Consultant Daily Rate Histogram in Erskine

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Erskine

For the 6 months to 24 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Erskine region that cited Consultant in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Consultant in their job title.

1 14 (66.67%) SC Cleared
1 14 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 9 (42.86%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (38.10%) HP
4 7 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (33.33%) VMware
5 6 (28.57%) MCSE
6 5 (23.81%) ITIL
6 5 (23.81%) Citrix
6 5 (23.81%) Thin Client
6 5 (23.81%) Fat Client
7 4 (19.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 4 (19.05%) SAN
7 4 (19.05%) Web Services
7 4 (19.05%) SQL
7 4 (19.05%) SQL Server
7 4 (19.05%) vSphere
7 4 (19.05%) Analytics
8 3 (14.29%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 3 (14.29%) Middleware
8 3 (14.29%) DNS
8 3 (14.29%) SSL
8 3 (14.29%) DHCP
8 3 (14.29%) SNMP
8 3 (14.29%) TCP/IP
8 3 (14.29%) Performance Testing
8 3 (14.29%) Computer Science
8 3 (14.29%) Service Management
8 3 (14.29%) VMware ESX
8 3 (14.29%) MCTS

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Erskine by Category

For the 6 months to 24 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Erskine region that cited Consultant in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Consultant in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (9.52%) IIS
2 1 (4.76%) Oracle Application Server
2 1 (4.76%) WebLogic
Communications & Networking
1 4 (19.05%) SAN
2 3 (14.29%) DHCP
2 3 (14.29%) SNMP
2 3 (14.29%) TCP/IP
2 3 (14.29%) DNS
2 3 (14.29%) SSL
3 2 (9.52%) NetScaler
4 1 (4.76%) Firewall
4 1 (4.76%) LAN
4 1 (4.76%) WAN
4 1 (4.76%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (19.05%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.76%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (4.76%) Oracle Database
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (19.05%) Web Services
2 3 (14.29%) Middleware
3 1 (4.76%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (23.81%) Thin Client
1 5 (23.81%) Fat Client
2 3 (14.29%) Computer Science
3 2 (9.52%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (4.76%) Visualisation
4 1 (4.76%) Open Source
4 1 (4.76%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.52%) Windows
2 1 (4.76%) AIX
2 1 (4.76%) HPUX
2 1 (4.76%) Solaris
2 1 (4.76%) Linux
2 1 (4.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (4.76%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (23.81%) ITIL
2 4 (19.05%) Analytics
3 3 (14.29%) Performance Testing
3 3 (14.29%) Service Management
4 2 (9.52%) Risk Management
5 1 (4.76%) Validation
5 1 (4.76%) Migration
5 1 (4.76%) Load Balancing
5 1 (4.76%) Lean Six Sigma
5 1 (4.76%) Quality Management
5 1 (4.76%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (4.76%) ITSM
5 1 (4.76%) ITIL V3
5 1 (4.76%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (4.76%) Change Data Capture
5 1 (4.76%) Mentoring
5 1 (4.76%) Six Sigma
5 1 (4.76%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (19.05%) SQL
2 2 (9.52%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 14 (66.67%) SC Cleared
1 14 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 9 (42.86%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (28.57%) MCSE
4 4 (19.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 3 (14.29%) MCTS
5 3 (14.29%) Degree
6 2 (9.52%) MCP
6 2 (9.52%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 7 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (19.05%) vSphere
3 3 (14.29%) VMware ESX
4 2 (9.52%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (9.52%) vCloud
4 2 (9.52%) Firmware
5 1 (4.76%) KVM
5 1 (4.76%) RHEV
5 1 (4.76%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (4.76%) Brightmail
Systems Management
1 3 (14.29%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 2 (9.52%) SCCM
3 1 (4.76%) HP Data Protector
3 1 (4.76%) HP Operations Orchestration
Vendors
1 8 (38.10%) HP
2 7 (33.33%) VMware
3 5 (23.81%) Citrix
4 2 (9.52%) Microsoft
4 2 (9.52%) AppSense
4 2 (9.52%) PlateSpin
5 1 (4.76%) IronPort
5 1 (4.76%) Oracle
5 1 (4.76%) Red Hat