The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Stirling region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Consultant
Rank 17 19 -
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 1 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stirling 1.54% 3.26% -
As % of the Job Titles category 1.59% 3.53% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 0
Average daily rate - £538 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £420 £413
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +1.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £42.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year
-8.82% -5.55%
Job Titles Category
Stirling
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
63 85 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stirling 96.92% 92.39% 100.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 46 40
Average daily rate £385 £401 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.87% +23.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £138
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 1
Average hourly rate £22.50 £14.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.71% -37.77%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
Consultant
Scotland

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 17 Related IT Skills in Stirling

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 3 (75.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (50.00%) Blackberry
2 2 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) MCSE
2 2 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (50.00%) Migration
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (50.00%) MCITP
2 2 (50.00%) Lync
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (25.00%) Incident Management
3 1 (25.00%) ITIL
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange
3 1 (25.00%) ETL
3 1 (25.00%) Business Intelligence

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Stirling by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (50.00%) Lync
2 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
General
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Migration
2 1 (25.00%) Incident Management
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL
2 1 (25.00%) ETL
2 1 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
Qualifications
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (50.00%) MCSE
2 2 (50.00%) MCITP
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft