The table below looks at the statistics for the Consultant role in IT contracts advertised for the Stirling 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 17 April 2015 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Consultant
Rank 27 18 21
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 2 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stirling 1.75% 1.54% 3.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.82% 1.59% 3.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 2
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£463 - £538
90% offered a daily rate of more than £433 - £508
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 - £568
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 £420
% change year-on-year
- +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £34.00
% change year-on-year
-7.09% +13.97%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Stirling 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
Stirling
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
110 63 84
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stirling 96.49% 96.92% 92.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 19 43
Average daily rate £410 £375 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.33% -11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £463 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £346
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 4
Average hourly rate £14.50 £22.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.55% +60.71%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -2.85%

Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in Stirling

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

Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in Stirling

Consultant
Daily Rate Trend in Stirling

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

Consultant Daily Rate Trend in Stirling

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Stirling

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Stirling 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 6 (85.71%) Project Management
2 5 (71.43%) Finance
3 4 (57.14%) Degree
3 4 (57.14%) ITIL
4 3 (42.86%) PRINCE2
4 3 (42.86%) Release Management
5 2 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (28.57%) Information Security
5 2 (28.57%) Service Management
5 2 (28.57%) CISM
5 2 (28.57%) ITSM
5 2 (28.57%) CISSP
5 2 (28.57%) PMP
5 2 (28.57%) PMI Certification
5 2 (28.57%) CESG
6 1 (14.29%) Banking
6 1 (14.29%) Retail
6 1 (14.29%) Asset Management
6 1 (14.29%) Retail Banking
6 1 (14.29%) Project Planning
6 1 (14.29%) ISEB
6 1 (14.29%) Demand Management
6 1 (14.29%) Functional Testing
6 1 (14.29%) Cyber Security
6 1 (14.29%) Critical Success Factor
6 1 (14.29%) Performance Testing
6 1 (14.29%) Test Management
6 1 (14.29%) PCI DSS
6 1 (14.29%) Open Source
6 1 (14.29%) Waterfall

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Stirling by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Stirling 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.

General
1 5 (71.43%) Finance
2 1 (14.29%) Banking
2 1 (14.29%) Retail
2 1 (14.29%) Retail Banking
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) CESG
2 1 (14.29%) Open Source
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) Project Management
2 4 (57.14%) ITIL
3 3 (42.86%) PRINCE2
3 3 (42.86%) Release Management
4 2 (28.57%) Service Management
4 2 (28.57%) ITSM
4 2 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (28.57%) Information Security
5 1 (14.29%) Asset Management
5 1 (14.29%) Project Planning
5 1 (14.29%) Performance Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Test Management
5 1 (14.29%) Waterfall
5 1 (14.29%) Demand Management
5 1 (14.29%) Functional Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Cyber Security
5 1 (14.29%) Critical Success Factor
Qualifications
1 4 (57.14%) Degree
2 2 (28.57%) CISSP
2 2 (28.57%) PMP
2 2 (28.57%) PMI Certification
2 2 (28.57%) CISM
3 1 (14.29%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) PCI DSS