The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the West Lothian region that had Consultant featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 22 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Consultant
Scotland / West Lothian
Rank 16 13 9
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 3 2 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Lothian 5.45% 3.23% 12.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.45% 3.23% 12.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Median daily rate £350 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £438 £438
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £52.50 £46.00 £24.75
% change year-on-year
+14.13% +85.85%

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
55 62 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Lothian 100.00% 100.00% 96.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 37 28
Median daily rate £350 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £278 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £422 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £9.84 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in West Lothian

The demand trend of IT contracts across the West Lothian region that featured Consultant in the job title.

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
Contract Job Locations in West Lothian

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Consultant within the West Lothian region over the 3 months to 22 January 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Livingston -2 3 £350 -
Consultant
Scotland

Consultant Skill Set
Top 12 Related IT Skills in West Lothian

For the 6 months to 22 January 2017, Consultant contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Lothian region featuring Consultant in the job title.

1 3 (100.00%) E-Commerce
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (66.67%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (66.67%) DNS
2 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (33.33%) Windows
3 1 (33.33%) Migration
3 1 (33.33%) Retail
3 1 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (33.33%) Re-Platforming

Consultant Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in West Lothian by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Cloud Services
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (66.67%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server 2016
General
1 1 (33.33%) Retail
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) E-Commerce
2 1 (33.33%) Migration
2 1 (33.33%) Re-Platforming
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) SQL