The table below looks at the statistics for the Consultant role in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire 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 21 November 2014 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Consultant
Rank 11 15 10
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 68 81 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 9.47% 8.30% 8.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 10.38% 9.52% 9.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 37 28
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£450 £420 £488
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.27% -13.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £314 £265 £366
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £550 £593
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 4
Average hourly rate - £36.25 £62.65
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -42.13%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £19.17 £39.00
% change year-on-year
+43.45% -50.84%
Consultant
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheshire 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
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
655 851 763
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 91.23% 87.19% 91.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 336 394 393
Average daily rate £375 £343 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.48% -2.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £189 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 69 44
Average hourly rate £16.16 £23.50 £16.96
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.23% +38.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £44.90 £62.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -8.57%

Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

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

Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Consultant
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Consultant Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

Consultant
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Consultant across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 21 November 2014.

Consultant Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

Consultant
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Consultant across the Cheshire region.

Consultant Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

Consultant
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Consultant within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 21 November 2014. 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
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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
Warrington +13 41 £500 +5.26% 7
Chester -5 3 - -
Knutsford -2 2 - -
Crewe -3 2 - -
Macclesfield -6 1 - - 1
Northwich - - - -
Wilmslow - - - - 3
Alderley Edge - - - - 1
Consultant
North West

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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 52 (39.39%) Oracle
2 51 (38.64%) Finance
3 39 (29.55%) Oracle EBS R12
4 38 (28.79%) SC Cleared
4 38 (28.79%) Security Cleared
5 31 (23.48%) SQL
6 27 (20.45%) Oracle EBS
7 26 (19.70%) CRM
8 20 (15.15%) Oracle BI EE
9 15 (11.36%) Banking
9 15 (11.36%) Cisco
9 15 (11.36%) Microsoft
9 15 (11.36%) Windows
10 14 (10.61%) SAP
10 14 (10.61%) Migration
10 14 (10.61%) Information Security
10 14 (10.61%) Oracle Internet Expenses
11 12 (9.09%) E-business
12 11 (8.33%) XML
12 11 (8.33%) UNIX
13 10 (7.58%) Linux
13 10 (7.58%) Business Intelligence
13 10 (7.58%) Firewall
13 10 (7.58%) Security Management
13 10 (7.58%) Cisco Certification
14 9 (6.82%) Stakeholder Management
14 9 (6.82%) Oracle Payroll
14 9 (6.82%) Oracle iRecruitment
14 9 (6.82%) Oracle General Ledger
14 9 (6.82%) Oracle iProcurement

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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.

Application Platforms
1 5 (3.79%) Oracle Workflow
2 3 (2.27%) SharePoint
2 3 (2.27%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.76%) MS Project Server
3 1 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (0.76%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (0.76%) Lync
3 1 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (0.76%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (0.76%) Adobe CQ
3 1 (0.76%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (0.76%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.76%) ArcGIS
3 1 (0.76%) IIS
3 1 (0.76%) Apache
3 1 (0.76%) ArcSDE
3 1 (0.76%) Oracle Application Server
3 1 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 3 (2.27%) MS Project
2 2 (1.52%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.52%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.76%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 39 (29.55%) Oracle EBS R12
2 27 (20.45%) Oracle EBS
3 14 (10.61%) Oracle Internet Expenses
4 9 (6.82%) Oracle General Ledger
4 9 (6.82%) Oracle iProcurement
4 9 (6.82%) Oracle Payroll
4 9 (6.82%) Oracle iRecruitment
5 7 (5.30%) Oracle Payables
5 7 (5.30%) Oracle Receivables
5 7 (5.30%) Oracle Cash Management
5 7 (5.30%) Oracle E-Business Tax
6 4 (3.03%) Dynamics AX
7 3 (2.27%) Oracle Financials
8 2 (1.52%) Oracle CRM
9 1 (0.76%) Oracle HRMS
9 1 (0.76%) Oracle Applications
9 1 (0.76%) Exchequer
9 1 (0.76%) Agresso
9 1 (0.76%) SAP SD
9 1 (0.76%) SAP MM
Communications & Networking
1 10 (7.58%) Firewall
2 7 (5.30%) MPLS
2 7 (5.30%) OSPF
2 7 (5.30%) BGP
3 4 (3.03%) HTTP
3 4 (3.03%) TCP/IP
4 3 (2.27%) WLAN
4 3 (2.27%) FTP
4 3 (2.27%) SAN
4 3 (2.27%) Wireless
5 2 (1.52%) SSH
5 2 (1.52%) Cisco IOS
5 2 (1.52%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.76%) SSL
6 1 (0.76%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.76%) SMTP
6 1 (0.76%) LDAP
6 1 (0.76%) LAN
6 1 (0.76%) DNS
6 1 (0.76%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (15.15%) Oracle BI EE
2 7 (5.30%) SQL Server
3 5 (3.79%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (3.79%) BODI
3 5 (3.79%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (3.79%) Relational Database
4 4 (3.03%) SAP Data Services
4 4 (3.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (3.03%) QlikView
4 4 (3.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (1.52%) DB2
5 2 (1.52%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (1.52%) SAP BW
5 2 (1.52%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.76%) Oracle BI Publisher
6 1 (0.76%) Microsoft Power View
6 1 (0.76%) IBM InfoSphere
6 1 (0.76%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (0.76%) DataStage
6 1 (0.76%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 2 (1.52%) Maven
1 2 (1.52%) JUnit
1 2 (1.52%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.76%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.76%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (0.76%) JIRA
2 1 (0.76%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.76%) Hudson
General
1 51 (38.64%) Finance
2 15 (11.36%) Banking
3 8 (6.06%) Local Government
4 7 (5.30%) General Ledger
5 5 (3.79%) Advertising
6 4 (3.03%) Manufacturing
6 4 (3.03%) Marketing
7 1 (0.76%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.76%) Back Office
7 1 (0.76%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.76%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (8.33%) XML
2 5 (3.79%) Web Services
3 4 (3.03%) .NET
4 3 (2.27%) WebSphere MQ
4 3 (2.27%) WebSphere Message Broker
5 2 (1.52%) Apache Camel
5 2 (1.52%) J2EE
5 2 (1.52%) JSP
5 2 (1.52%) SOAP
5 2 (1.52%) Struts
5 2 (1.52%) SAP Basis
5 2 (1.52%) ActiveMQ
5 2 (1.52%) Spring
5 2 (1.52%) Ajax
5 2 (1.52%) Java EE
5 2 (1.52%) jQuery
6 1 (0.76%) OC4J
6 1 (0.76%) RESTful
6 1 (0.76%) OSGi
6 1 (0.76%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 6 (4.55%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (3.79%) Management Information System
3 3 (2.27%) GIS
4 2 (1.52%) SCORM
4 2 (1.52%) Client/Server
4 2 (1.52%) Thin Client
4 2 (1.52%) Mainframe
4 2 (1.52%) Fat Client
5 1 (0.76%) Data Integration
5 1 (0.76%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.76%) CESG
5 1 (0.76%) PKI
5 1 (0.76%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 15 (11.36%) Windows
2 11 (8.33%) UNIX
3 10 (7.58%) Linux
4 2 (1.52%) Windows 8
5 1 (0.76%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.76%) Windows Phone 8
5 1 (0.76%) Windows Phone
5 1 (0.76%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.76%) Android
5 1 (0.76%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.76%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.76%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (19.70%) CRM
2 14 (10.61%) Migration
2 14 (10.61%) Information Security
3 12 (9.09%) E-business
4 10 (7.58%) Business Intelligence
4 10 (7.58%) Security Management
5 9 (6.82%) Stakeholder Management
6 8 (6.06%) Workflow
6 8 (6.06%) ITIL
7 7 (5.30%) Service Delivery
7 7 (5.30%) Cash Management
7 7 (5.30%) Security Architecture
8 6 (4.55%) Risk Management
8 6 (4.55%) EAM
9 5 (3.79%) ETL
9 5 (3.79%) Mentoring
9 5 (3.79%) SIEM
9 5 (3.79%) Dimensional Modelling
9 5 (3.79%) Data Migration
10 4 (3.03%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 31 (23.48%) SQL
2 8 (6.06%) Java
3 4 (3.03%) JavaScript
3 4 (3.03%) Perl
4 2 (1.52%) PL/SQL
4 2 (1.52%) XPath
4 2 (1.52%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.76%) ABAP
5 1 (0.76%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.76%) C#
Qualifications
1 38 (28.79%) SC Cleared
1 38 (28.79%) Security Cleared
2 10 (7.58%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (4.55%) CISSP
4 5 (3.79%) CCIE
4 5 (3.79%) CCNP
5 2 (1.52%) SAP Certification
6 1 (0.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.76%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.06%) QA
2 1 (0.76%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.76%) BS7799
System Software
1 4 (3.03%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.52%) SRDF
3 1 (0.76%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.76%) PowerHA
3 1 (0.76%) Firmware
3 1 (0.76%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (3.03%) Nessus
2 1 (0.76%) EMC NetWorker
2 1 (0.76%) SCCM
2 1 (0.76%) SCOrch
2 1 (0.76%) Tivoli
2 1 (0.76%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 52 (39.39%) Oracle
2 15 (11.36%) Microsoft
2 15 (11.36%) Cisco
3 14 (10.61%) SAP
4 9 (6.82%) F5
5 7 (5.30%) Business Objects
5 7 (5.30%) Juniper
5 7 (5.30%) Riverbed
6 6 (4.55%) IBM
7 5 (3.79%) EMC
7 5 (3.79%) ArcSight
8 4 (3.03%) Tableau
8 4 (3.03%) TIBCO
9 3 (2.27%) Aruba
9 3 (2.27%) Brocade
10 2 (1.52%) Red Hat
10 2 (1.52%) McAfee
10 2 (1.52%) VMware
10 2 (1.52%) Cognos
11 1 (0.76%) Adobe
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