As an Enterprise consultant, I often find these types of questions, generic and humorous. Seriously! What consultant or consultancy, with a myriad of skills, is randomly available on a Tuesday? If they are, this is a red flag. We are never not working on a project (or 10) and in the bidding process for others. Certainly, some projects are cancelled or budgets are cut, however, we are never idle. At least not the good guys.
According to a poll conducted by CNN Money, there are 5.8 million IT jobs available. With this insight, I have asked several of my colleagues if they have encountered these types of questions. 95% of them say this is a regularly occurring question and they share the same sentiment. I believe the future of solid IT skills will be scheduled in advance, like buying a Tesla or Koenigsegg 1-to-1. I'm left to think and wonder; is the current style of finding good talent antiquated, and in alignment with the "good ole days", where you could bill unlimited fees, travel, and get per diem and expenses approved with only knowing your manager really well? Or, are we looking to update and shift paradigms as quickly as technology itself shifts.