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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Consultant
Rank 13 12 19
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +7
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 3 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Lothian 4.76% 6.76% 2.67%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.76% 6.94% 2.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Average daily rate £375 - £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £425 £425
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £56.25 £25.00 £24.75
% change year-on-year
+125.00% +1.01%
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
63 72 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Lothian 100.00% 97.30% 100.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 29 40
Average daily rate £375 £325 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -8.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £375 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 1
Average hourly rate £9.84 £13.14 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.11% -20.36%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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
Contract Job Locations in West Lothian

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Consultant within the West Lothian region over the 3 months to 13 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Livingston -1 3 £375 -
Consultant
Scotland

Consultant
Top 16 Related IT Skills in West Lothian

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 2 (66.67%) iOS Development
1 2 (66.67%) Apple Swift
1 2 (66.67%) Objective-C
1 2 (66.67%) Retail
1 2 (66.67%) Unit Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Apple iOS
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle Database
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle APEX
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (33.33%) PL/SQL
2 1 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle
2 1 (33.33%) Unix
2 1 (33.33%) Data Modelling
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (33.33%) Migration

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in West Lothian by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle Database
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle Database 10g
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle APEX
General
1 2 (66.67%) Retail
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Apple iOS
2 1 (33.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) iOS Development
1 2 (66.67%) Unit Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Data Modelling
2 1 (33.33%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) Apple Swift
1 2 (66.67%) Objective-C
2 1 (33.33%) PL/SQL
2 1 (33.33%) SQL
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle