The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 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 Cheshire 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Consultant
Rank 14 19 26
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +7
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 67 62 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 8.47% 8.23% 5.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.99% 9.06% 5.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 29 18
Average daily rate
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£425 £406 £394
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.75% +3.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £358 £350 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £477
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £420 £425
% change year-on-year
+1.19% -1.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £50.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £27.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-7.27% -15.38%
Job Titles Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
745 684 796
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 94.18% 90.84% 93.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 400 285 437
Average daily rate £375 £338 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £200 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
- +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 44 43
Average hourly rate £15.00 £32.03 £22.41
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-53.16% +42.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £13.17 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £44.90 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Consultant
North West

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 25 July 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 25 July 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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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 -11 18 £400 -6.97% 6
Knutsford +8 9 £425 +1.19% 1
Chester -5 5 £365 -10.03% 2
Crewe - - - -
Runcorn - - - -
Wilmslow - - - - 3
Daresbury - - - -
Consultant
North West

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 40 (31.25%) Finance
2 30 (23.44%) SQL
3 27 (21.09%) Oracle
4 25 (19.53%) Security Cleared
5 24 (18.75%) SC Cleared
6 19 (14.84%) Oracle EBS R12
6 19 (14.84%) Oracle EBS
6 19 (14.84%) CRM
6 19 (14.84%) Microsoft
7 18 (14.06%) Information Security
8 17 (13.28%) Oracle BI EE
9 16 (12.50%) Banking
10 15 (11.72%) Stakeholder Management
10 15 (11.72%) SAP
11 14 (10.94%) Migration
11 14 (10.94%) Oracle Internet Expenses
12 13 (10.16%) SQL Server
12 13 (10.16%) Security Management
13 12 (9.38%) Cisco
13 12 (9.38%) Oracle iRecruitment
14 10 (7.81%) MS Excel
14 10 (7.81%) SharePoint
15 9 (7.03%) Cisco Certification
15 9 (7.03%) Juniper
15 9 (7.03%) Risk Management
15 9 (7.03%) Oracle Payroll
16 8 (6.25%) Service Delivery
16 8 (6.25%) Active Directory
16 8 (6.25%) Windows
16 8 (6.25%) F5

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 10 (7.81%) SharePoint
2 7 (5.47%) IIS
3 4 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2007
3 4 (3.13%) SharePoint 2010
3 4 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (3.13%) MS Exchange
3 4 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (1.56%) Oracle Workflow
4 2 (1.56%) NetWeaver
4 2 (1.56%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.78%) Adobe CQ
5 1 (0.78%) Lync
5 1 (0.78%) ArcGIS
5 1 (0.78%) ArcSDE
5 1 (0.78%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 10 (7.81%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.13%) MS Project
3 3 (2.34%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.78%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 19 (14.84%) Oracle EBS
1 19 (14.84%) Oracle EBS R12
2 14 (10.94%) Oracle Internet Expenses
3 12 (9.38%) Oracle iRecruitment
4 9 (7.03%) Oracle Payroll
5 3 (2.34%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (1.56%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (1.56%) SAP PP
6 2 (1.56%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (1.56%) SAP SD
7 1 (0.78%) SAP MM
7 1 (0.78%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.34%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (5.47%) MPLS
1 7 (5.47%) OSPF
1 7 (5.47%) BGP
1 7 (5.47%) Firewall
2 4 (3.13%) TCP/IP
3 3 (2.34%) Internet
3 3 (2.34%) DNS
3 3 (2.34%) SSL
4 2 (1.56%) Junos
4 2 (1.56%) VPN
4 2 (1.56%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (0.78%) Network Security
5 1 (0.78%) Unified Communications
5 1 (0.78%) NetScaler
5 1 (0.78%) SAN
5 1 (0.78%) Intranet
5 1 (0.78%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (13.28%) Oracle BI EE
2 13 (10.16%) SQL Server
3 5 (3.91%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (3.91%) Relational Database
4 4 (3.13%) BODI
4 4 (3.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (3.13%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (2.34%) QlikView
5 3 (2.34%) SAP Data Services
6 2 (1.56%) SAP BW
6 2 (1.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (1.56%) DB2
6 2 (1.56%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (1.56%) MS Access
7 1 (0.78%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.78%) IBM InfoSphere
7 1 (0.78%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.78%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 2 (1.56%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (0.78%) Maven
2 1 (0.78%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.78%) Visual Studio
General
1 40 (31.25%) Finance
2 16 (12.50%) Banking
3 5 (3.91%) Local Government
4 3 (2.34%) Marketing
4 3 (2.34%) Automotive
5 2 (1.56%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.78%) Back Office
6 1 (0.78%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.13%) .NET
2 3 (2.34%) JSP
2 3 (2.34%) LAMP
2 3 (2.34%) SAP Basis
3 2 (1.56%) SAP XI
3 2 (1.56%) Web Services
4 1 (0.78%) CSS
4 1 (0.78%) HTML
4 1 (0.78%) BAPI
4 1 (0.78%) Application Packaging
4 1 (0.78%) jQuery
4 1 (0.78%) RESTful
4 1 (0.78%) Visualforce
4 1 (0.78%) OSGi
4 1 (0.78%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 7 (5.47%) Management Information System
2 6 (4.69%) GIS
3 3 (2.34%) Data Protection Act
3 3 (2.34%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.56%) NHS
4 2 (1.56%) SecurID
5 1 (0.78%) Replication
5 1 (0.78%) Data Integration
5 1 (0.78%) Mobile Computing
5 1 (0.78%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 8 (6.25%) Windows
2 5 (3.91%) Windows Server 2003
2 5 (3.91%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (3.91%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (0.78%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (14.84%) CRM
2 18 (14.06%) Information Security
3 15 (11.72%) Stakeholder Management
4 14 (10.94%) Migration
5 13 (10.16%) Security Management
6 9 (7.03%) Risk Management
7 8 (6.25%) Service Delivery
8 7 (5.47%) Security Architecture
9 6 (4.69%) Data Migration
9 6 (4.69%) Business Intelligence
9 6 (4.69%) Validation
9 6 (4.69%) Data Analysis
10 5 (3.91%) ITIL
10 5 (3.91%) Change Management
11 4 (3.13%) ETL
11 4 (3.13%) Workflow
11 4 (3.13%) Service Management
11 4 (3.13%) Data Protection
11 4 (3.13%) Dimensional Modelling
12 3 (2.34%) OWASP
Programming Languages
1 30 (23.44%) SQL
2 5 (3.91%) Java
3 3 (2.34%) C
3 3 (2.34%) ABAP
4 2 (1.56%) VBA
4 2 (1.56%) T-SQL
4 2 (1.56%) JavaScript
4 2 (1.56%) PL/SQL
5 1 (0.78%) C#
5 1 (0.78%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 25 (19.53%) Security Cleared
2 24 (18.75%) SC Cleared
3 9 (7.03%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (3.91%) CCNP
5 4 (3.13%) CCIE
6 3 (2.34%) CISSP
7 2 (1.56%) SAP Certification
8 1 (0.78%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.78%) PMP
8 1 (0.78%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.78%) CISM
8 1 (0.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (0.78%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.56%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.78%) BS7799
2 1 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.78%) QA
System Software
1 8 (6.25%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.34%) XenDesktop
3 2 (1.56%) vSphere
3 2 (1.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.56%) XenApp
4 1 (0.78%) XenServer
4 1 (0.78%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.78%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 1 (0.78%) Veritas File System
Systems Management
1 4 (3.13%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 3 (2.34%) Tivoli
3 2 (1.56%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 27 (21.09%) Oracle
2 19 (14.84%) Microsoft
3 15 (11.72%) SAP
4 12 (9.38%) Cisco
5 9 (7.03%) Juniper
6 8 (6.25%) F5
7 7 (5.47%) Riverbed
8 5 (3.91%) Cyber-Ark
9 4 (3.13%) EMC
9 4 (3.13%) Business Objects
10 3 (2.34%) IBM
10 3 (2.34%) Citrix
10 3 (2.34%) TIBCO
10 3 (2.34%) Remedy
10 3 (2.34%) VMware
10 3 (2.34%) Tableau
10 3 (2.34%) Akamai
10 3 (2.34%) Brocade
11 2 (1.56%) Symantec
11 2 (1.56%) Cognos
Cheshire
Robert Walters
Rate: £350 - £500 per day + Dependent on experience
Posted: 12 hours ago
Knutsford
Huxley Associates
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago