The table below looks at the statistics for the Consultant role in IT contracts advertised for the West Lothian 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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Consultant
Rank - - -
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 0 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Lothian - - -
As % of the Job Titles category - - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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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 £36.50 £41.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-12.04% +27.69%
Consultant
Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the West Lothian 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
West Lothian
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
65 45 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Lothian 95.59% 97.83% 92.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 28 25
Average daily rate £311 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £272 £300 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £42.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -2.85%

Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in West Lothian

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

Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in West Lothian

Consultant
Daily Rate Trend in West Lothian

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

Consultant Daily Rate Trend in West Lothian

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Lothian

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Lothian 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 5 (100.00%) Finance
2 4 (80.00%) ITIL
2 4 (80.00%) Performance Management
2 4 (80.00%) Portfolio Management
3 3 (60.00%) ArcSight
3 3 (60.00%) PCI DSS
3 3 (60.00%) Security Architecture
3 3 (60.00%) Splunk
3 3 (60.00%) Cryptography
3 3 (60.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (60.00%) Vulnerability Management
3 3 (60.00%) Mentoring
3 3 (60.00%) Coaching
4 1 (20.00%) CRM
4 1 (20.00%) Intranet
4 1 (20.00%) BPR
4 1 (20.00%) Service Management
4 1 (20.00%) Change Management
4 1 (20.00%) ITSM
4 1 (20.00%) Law
4 1 (20.00%) Legal
4 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (20.00%) Programme Management
4 1 (20.00%) Business Analysis
4 1 (20.00%) Supplier Management
4 1 (20.00%) FrontRange
4 1 (20.00%) Critical Path Analysis
4 1 (20.00%) TOGAF
4 1 (20.00%) Project Governance
4 1 (20.00%) Test Strategy

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in West Lothian by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Lothian 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) Intranet
General
1 5 (100.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) Law
2 1 (20.00%) Legal
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Cryptography
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) ITIL
1 4 (80.00%) Performance Management
1 4 (80.00%) Portfolio Management
2 3 (60.00%) Security Architecture
2 3 (60.00%) Vulnerability Management
2 3 (60.00%) Mentoring
2 3 (60.00%) Coaching
3 1 (20.00%) CRM
3 1 (20.00%) BPR
3 1 (20.00%) Service Management
3 1 (20.00%) Change Management
3 1 (20.00%) ITSM
3 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (20.00%) Programme Management
3 1 (20.00%) Business Analysis
3 1 (20.00%) Supplier Management
3 1 (20.00%) Critical Path Analysis
3 1 (20.00%) TOGAF
3 1 (20.00%) Project Governance
3 1 (20.00%) Test Strategy
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (60.00%) PCI DSS
1 3 (60.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (20.00%) COBIT
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) ArcSight
1 3 (60.00%) Splunk
2 1 (20.00%) FrontRange
2 1 (20.00%) ServiceNow