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 17 April 2015 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Consultant
Rank 24 20 9
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -11
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 66 65 87
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 6.59% 7.80% 11.65%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.96% 8.60% 12.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 32 51
Average daily rate
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£425 £419 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.49% -6.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £254 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £507 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 £420
% change year-on-year
- +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £40.00 - £51.39
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £34.00
% change year-on-year
-7.09% +13.97%
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
948 756 680
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 94.71% 90.76% 91.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 569 367 324
Average daily rate £413 £378 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.12% +8.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £503 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £346
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 59 45
Average hourly rate £16.84 £31.56 £19.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.63% +59.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.49 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £45.00 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -2.85%

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 17 April 2015.

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 17 April 2015. 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 20 £388 -11.93% 8
Chester +9 8 £475 +26.66% 2
Macclesfield -9 5 £440 - 1
Crewe -7 1 - -
Knutsford - - - - 1
Northwich - - - - 1
Runcorn - - - -
Wilmslow - - - - 7
Consultant
North West

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 64 (48.85%) Oracle
2 53 (40.46%) Finance
3 51 (38.93%) Oracle EBS R12
4 39 (29.77%) Oracle EBS
5 31 (23.66%) Security Cleared
6 30 (22.90%) CRM
7 29 (22.14%) SQL
7 29 (22.14%) SC Cleared
8 24 (18.32%) SAP
9 21 (16.03%) Migration
10 20 (15.27%) Local Government
11 17 (12.98%) Business Intelligence
12 15 (11.45%) Data Migration
13 14 (10.69%) Microsoft
14 13 (9.92%) Oracle BI EE
15 12 (9.16%) Oracle General Ledger
15 12 (9.16%) Change Control
16 11 (8.40%) PL/SQL
16 11 (8.40%) Windows
17 10 (7.63%) Oracle Applications
17 10 (7.63%) E-business
18 9 (6.87%) EAM
18 9 (6.87%) PRINCE2
18 9 (6.87%) ABAP
18 9 (6.87%) Java
18 9 (6.87%) Oracle iRecruitment
18 9 (6.87%) Marketing
18 9 (6.87%) Stakeholder Management
18 9 (6.87%) Oracle HRMS
19 8 (6.11%) Oracle Payroll

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 4 (3.05%) Oracle Workflow
1 4 (3.05%) Oracle Self-Service HR
2 3 (2.29%) WebSphere
3 2 (1.53%) Tomcat
3 2 (1.53%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.53%) NetWeaver
4 1 (0.76%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.76%) iPlanet
4 1 (0.76%) SAS
4 1 (0.76%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (0.76%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.76%) IIS
4 1 (0.76%) SAP Portal
4 1 (0.76%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (0.76%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (0.76%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 4 (3.05%) MS Project
1 4 (3.05%) MS Excel
1 4 (3.05%) MS Visio
2 3 (2.29%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.76%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 51 (38.93%) Oracle EBS R12
2 39 (29.77%) Oracle EBS
3 12 (9.16%) Oracle General Ledger
4 10 (7.63%) Oracle Applications
5 9 (6.87%) Oracle iRecruitment
5 9 (6.87%) Oracle HRMS
6 8 (6.11%) Oracle Payroll
7 7 (5.34%) Oracle CRM
7 7 (5.34%) Oracle Internet Expenses
8 6 (4.58%) SAP FI
8 6 (4.58%) SAP FI/CO
8 6 (4.58%) SAP CO
9 5 (3.82%) Oracle iProcurement
9 5 (3.82%) Oracle Payables
9 5 (3.82%) Oracle Receivables
10 4 (3.05%) Oracle Cash Management
10 4 (3.05%) Oracle E-Business Tax
10 4 (3.05%) SAP PM
10 4 (3.05%) Dynamics AX
10 4 (3.05%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.76%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (0.76%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.76%) IaaS
1 1 (0.76%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.82%) SAN
2 3 (2.29%) Firewall
2 3 (2.29%) NAS
2 3 (2.29%) Cisco Nexus
2 3 (2.29%) NX-OS
3 2 (1.53%) Fibre Channel
3 2 (1.53%) SSH
3 2 (1.53%) VLAN
3 2 (1.53%) Intranet
3 2 (1.53%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.76%) SSL
4 1 (0.76%) Extranet
4 1 (0.76%) LDAP
4 1 (0.76%) FTP
4 1 (0.76%) HTTP
4 1 (0.76%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.76%) Cisco PIX
4 1 (0.76%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 1 (0.76%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (9.92%) Oracle BI EE
2 4 (3.05%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (3.05%) SAP BW
2 4 (3.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (3.05%) Relational Database
3 3 (2.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (2.29%) SQL Server
4 2 (1.53%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (1.53%) SAP BI
5 1 (0.76%) QlikView
5 1 (0.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.76%) MySQL
5 1 (0.76%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (0.76%) Oracle Discoverer
5 1 (0.76%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.76%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.76%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.76%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.76%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.76%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 2 (1.53%) JUnit
1 2 (1.53%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (0.76%) LSMW
2 1 (0.76%) Maven
2 1 (0.76%) JIRA
2 1 (0.76%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.76%) Hudson
2 1 (0.76%) Jenkins
General
1 53 (40.46%) Finance
2 20 (15.27%) Local Government
3 9 (6.87%) Marketing
4 6 (4.58%) Manufacturing
4 6 (4.58%) Banking
5 5 (3.82%) General Ledger
6 3 (2.29%) Advertising
7 2 (1.53%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.76%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.76%) Law
8 1 (0.76%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (5.34%) Web Services
1 7 (5.34%) XML
2 3 (2.29%) .NET
2 3 (2.29%) Web Dynpro
2 3 (2.29%) SAP Smart Forms
3 2 (1.53%) ActiveMQ
3 2 (1.53%) Spring
3 2 (1.53%) Ajax
3 2 (1.53%) Java EE
3 2 (1.53%) J2EE
3 2 (1.53%) JSP
3 2 (1.53%) SOAP
3 2 (1.53%) Struts
3 2 (1.53%) jQuery
3 2 (1.53%) SAP Business Workflow
3 2 (1.53%) Apache Camel
4 1 (0.76%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (0.76%) Middleware
4 1 (0.76%) MDX
4 1 (0.76%) WebSphere Message Broker
Miscellaneous
1 4 (3.05%) SCORM
1 4 (3.05%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (2.29%) FlexPod
3 2 (1.53%) Client/Server
3 2 (1.53%) Thin Client
3 2 (1.53%) Mainframe
3 2 (1.53%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (1.53%) CMDB
3 2 (1.53%) Fat Client
4 1 (0.76%) Data Conversion
4 1 (0.76%) Data Integration
4 1 (0.76%) FMCG
4 1 (0.76%) Visualisation
4 1 (0.76%) Mobile App
4 1 (0.76%) CESG
4 1 (0.76%) PKI
4 1 (0.76%) SCADA
4 1 (0.76%) Life Science
4 1 (0.76%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 11 (8.40%) Windows
2 6 (4.58%) Linux
2 6 (4.58%) UNIX
3 2 (1.53%) Windows 8
4 1 (0.76%) Windows Phone 8
4 1 (0.76%) Windows Phone
4 1 (0.76%) AIX
4 1 (0.76%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (0.76%) Android
4 1 (0.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.76%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (22.90%) CRM
2 21 (16.03%) Migration
3 17 (12.98%) Business Intelligence
4 15 (11.45%) Data Migration
5 12 (9.16%) Change Control
6 10 (7.63%) E-business
7 9 (6.87%) Stakeholder Management
7 9 (6.87%) EAM
7 9 (6.87%) PRINCE2
8 8 (6.11%) ITIL
8 8 (6.11%) Test Scripting
9 7 (5.34%) ERP
9 7 (5.34%) Service Delivery
10 6 (4.58%) Workflow
11 5 (3.82%) ETL
11 5 (3.82%) Project Management
11 5 (3.82%) Project Planning
11 5 (3.82%) Knowledge Management
12 4 (3.05%) Data Analysis
12 4 (3.05%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 29 (22.14%) SQL
2 11 (8.40%) PL/SQL
3 9 (6.87%) ABAP
3 9 (6.87%) Java
4 7 (5.34%) C
5 3 (2.29%) JavaScript
5 3 (2.29%) SAPscript
6 2 (1.53%) Shell Script
6 2 (1.53%) XPath
7 1 (0.76%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.76%) R
7 1 (0.76%) Jython
7 1 (0.76%) Perl
7 1 (0.76%) PHP
7 1 (0.76%) C#
7 1 (0.76%) Python
Qualifications
1 31 (23.66%) Security Cleared
2 29 (22.14%) SC Cleared
3 6 (4.58%) CISSP
4 4 (3.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 4 (3.05%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (1.53%) MCSE
5 2 (1.53%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (1.53%) NCIE
6 1 (0.76%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.76%) ACCA
6 1 (0.76%) CIMA
6 1 (0.76%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.11%) QA
2 1 (0.76%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.76%) GAMP
2 1 (0.76%) GMP
2 1 (0.76%) GxP
2 1 (0.76%) SLA
2 1 (0.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (3.05%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (2.29%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (1.53%) SRDF
3 2 (1.53%) NFS
4 1 (0.76%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 3 (2.29%) Nessus
1 3 (2.29%) BladeLogic
2 1 (0.76%) Cisco UCCX
2 1 (0.76%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.76%) StatsD
2 1 (0.76%) CA Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 64 (48.85%) Oracle
2 24 (18.32%) SAP
3 14 (10.69%) Microsoft
4 6 (4.58%) VMware
5 5 (3.82%) Cisco
6 4 (3.05%) EMC
6 4 (3.05%) Syclo
7 3 (2.29%) ArcSight
7 3 (2.29%) NetApp
7 3 (2.29%) HP
8 2 (1.53%) CheckPoint
8 2 (1.53%) Citrix
8 2 (1.53%) IBM
8 2 (1.53%) Sun
8 2 (1.53%) Brocade
9 1 (0.76%) NetScout
9 1 (0.76%) Opsware
9 1 (0.76%) F5
9 1 (0.76%) Teradata
9 1 (0.76%) Google
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