The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 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 West Lothian 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Consultant
Rank 12 5 12
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +7
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 1 10 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Lothian 2.63% 13.89% 3.70%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.63% 15.63% 4.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 0
Average daily rate
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- £375 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £423 £425
% change year-on-year
+0.59% -0.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £27.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+5.45% -15.38%
Job Titles Category
West Lothian
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
38 64 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Lothian 100.00% 88.89% 90.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 42 32
Average daily rate £375 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £362 £325 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £434 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 5
Average hourly rate £42.00 £7.50 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+460.00% -37.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
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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 16 Related IT Skills in West Lothian

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) MCSE
1 1 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (100.00%) Windows NT
1 1 (100.00%) DNS
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) Citrix
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
1 1 (100.00%) VMware
1 1 (100.00%) Clustering
1 1 (100.00%) MCITP
1 1 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (100.00%) Windows 2000 Server

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in West Lothian by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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.

Applications
1 1 (100.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) DNS
General
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Windows NT
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (100.00%) Windows 2000 Server
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) MCSE
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (100.00%) MCITP
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Citrix
1 1 (100.00%) VMware