The table below looks at the statistics for the Consultant role in IT contracts advertised for the Livingston 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 16 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Consultant
Rank 8 7 9
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 3 4 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Livingston 12.00% 9.52% 9.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 12.50% 10.00% 10.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
Average daily rate
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£225 £363 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-37.93% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £415 £425
% change year-on-year
+2.40% -2.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £31.25 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -13.19%
Consultant
West Lothian

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Livingston 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
Livingston
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
24 40 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Livingston 96.00% 95.24% 90.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 32 31
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £401 £451
UK excluding London average daily rate £358 £350 £342
% change year-on-year
+2.14% +2.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -8.33%

Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in Livingston

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

Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in Livingston

Consultant
Daily Rate Trend in Livingston

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

Consultant Daily Rate Trend in Livingston

Consultant
Top 19 Related IT Skills in Livingston

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Livingston 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 2 (66.67%) CRM
1 2 (66.67%) iPad
2 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) MCSE
2 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (33.33%) MCITP
2 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (33.33%) Windows 2000 Server
2 1 (33.33%) Windows NT
2 1 (33.33%) DNS
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (33.33%) Citrix
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) VMware
2 1 (33.33%) Clustering

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Livingston by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Livingston 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.

Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) DNS
General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) iPad
2 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (33.33%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
1 1 (33.33%) Windows NT
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (33.33%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) CRM
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) MCSE
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (33.33%) MCITP
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
1 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 1 (33.33%) Citrix
1 1 (33.33%) VMware