The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Cheshire region that had Consultant featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 20 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Consultant
North West / Cheshire
Rank 15 15 14
Rank change year-on-year
0 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 33 74 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 6.69% 8.23% 9.03%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.04% 8.87% 9.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 42 27
Median daily rate £438 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £350 £314
10% offered a daily rate of more than £553 £550 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £438 £438
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £60.00 £15.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+300.00% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £52.50 £46.00 £24.75
% change year-on-year
+14.13% +85.85%

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
469 834 678
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 95.13% 92.77% 94.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 312 536 392
Median daily rate £380 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 37 43
Median hourly rate £19.66 £15.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.06% -18.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.03 £35.00 £43.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Cheshire region that featured Consultant in the job title.

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 20 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Consultant within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 20 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Runcorn +1 6 £488 +30.00%
Warrington -2 5 £475 -13.63% 1
Macclesfield -1 2 £508 +45.00%
Knutsford +4 1 - - 1
Chester -4 1 £400 -5.88% 1
Consultant
North West

Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 20 January 2017, Consultant contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cheshire region featuring Consultant in the job title.

1 18 (23.38%) Finance
2 15 (19.48%) Windows
2 15 (19.48%) Data Centre
3 14 (18.18%) Linux
3 14 (18.18%) Microsoft
4 11 (14.29%) Unix
4 11 (14.29%) Security Cleared
4 11 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
5 10 (12.99%) Splunk
5 10 (12.99%) SAP
5 10 (12.99%) Migration
5 10 (12.99%) Information Security
6 9 (11.69%) Office 365
6 9 (11.69%) PowerShell
7 8 (10.39%) Banking
7 8 (10.39%) MS Excel
8 7 (9.09%) Clustering
8 7 (9.09%) SC Cleared
8 7 (9.09%) Data Mapping
8 7 (9.09%) Security Architecture
9 6 (7.79%) Firewall
9 6 (7.79%) Oracle
9 6 (7.79%) HP
9 6 (7.79%) SAN
9 6 (7.79%) Dashboard Development
10 5 (6.49%) Windows 10
10 5 (6.49%) Threat Management
10 5 (6.49%) Windows Server
10 5 (6.49%) CISSP
10 5 (6.49%) Active Directory

Consultant Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (3.90%) JBoss
1 3 (3.90%) WebSphere
1 3 (3.90%) WebSphere Application Server
2 2 (2.60%) WebLogic
3 1 (1.30%) Apache
3 1 (1.30%) Exchange Server 5.5
3 1 (1.30%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.30%) NetWeaver
3 1 (1.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (1.30%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.30%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (1.30%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (1.30%) Tomcat
Applications
1 8 (10.39%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.90%) MS Office
3 1 (1.30%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (6.49%) SAP HCM
2 4 (5.19%) SAP Payroll
3 3 (3.90%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (1.30%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (1.30%) Cognos TM1
4 1 (1.30%) HFM
4 1 (1.30%) Oracle FAH
4 1 (1.30%) SAP Business One
4 1 (1.30%) SAP EWM
4 1 (1.30%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 11 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (11.69%) Office 365
3 4 (5.19%) AWS CloudTrail
4 2 (2.60%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (1.30%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (1.30%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (1.30%) Amazon S3
5 1 (1.30%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (1.30%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 6 (7.79%) Firewall
1 6 (7.79%) SAN
2 4 (5.19%) SSL
3 3 (3.90%) Network Security
4 2 (2.60%) HTTPS
4 2 (2.60%) iSCSI
5 1 (1.30%) HTTP
5 1 (1.30%) LDAP
5 1 (1.30%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.49%) GIS
2 4 (5.19%) SQL Server
3 3 (3.90%) MySQL
3 3 (3.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (2.60%) Crystal Reports
4 2 (2.60%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (2.60%) DB2
4 2 (2.60%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.30%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
5 1 (1.30%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (1.30%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.30%) SAP BW
5 1 (1.30%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 4 (5.19%) Jenkins
2 2 (2.60%) ClearCase
2 2 (2.60%) Eclipse
2 2 (2.60%) GitLab
2 2 (2.60%) Hudson
2 2 (2.60%) MSI
2 2 (2.60%) StarTeam
3 1 (1.30%) Visual Studio
General
1 18 (23.38%) Finance
2 8 (10.39%) Banking
3 4 (5.19%) Financial Institution
4 2 (2.60%) Advertising
4 2 (2.60%) Local Government
5 1 (1.30%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.19%) WebSphere MQ
2 3 (3.90%) Middleware
3 1 (1.30%) .NET
3 1 (1.30%) HTML
3 1 (1.30%) IBM Integration Bus
3 1 (1.30%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 15 (19.48%) Data Centre
2 7 (9.09%) Clustering
3 4 (5.19%) Cryptography
3 4 (5.19%) Visualisation
4 2 (2.60%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (2.60%) PKI
4 2 (2.60%) Wiki
5 1 (1.30%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.30%) BYOD
5 1 (1.30%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.30%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.30%) HACMP
5 1 (1.30%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.30%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 15 (19.48%) Windows
2 14 (18.18%) Linux
3 11 (14.29%) Unix
4 5 (6.49%) HPUX
4 5 (6.49%) Windows 10
4 5 (6.49%) Windows Server
5 3 (3.90%) AIX
5 3 (3.90%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (2.60%) Solaris
6 2 (2.60%) Windows 7
7 1 (1.30%) CentOS
7 1 (1.30%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.30%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (12.99%) Information Security
1 10 (12.99%) Migration
2 7 (9.09%) Data Mapping
2 7 (9.09%) Security Architecture
3 6 (7.79%) Dashboard Development
4 5 (6.49%) GAP Analysis
4 5 (6.49%) Security Management
4 5 (6.49%) SIEM
4 5 (6.49%) Threat Management
5 4 (5.19%) Business Analysis
5 4 (5.19%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (5.19%) CRM
5 4 (5.19%) Internal Audit
5 4 (5.19%) Risk Management
6 3 (3.90%) ERP
6 3 (3.90%) ITIL
6 3 (3.90%) Security Monitoring
6 3 (3.90%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (3.90%) Vulnerability Management
6 3 (3.90%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 9 (11.69%) PowerShell
2 3 (3.90%) Shell Script
2 3 (3.90%) SQL
3 2 (2.60%) Bash Shell
3 2 (2.60%) Python
3 2 (2.60%) T-SQL
3 2 (2.60%) VB
4 1 (1.30%) ABAP
4 1 (1.30%) C
4 1 (1.30%) C#
4 1 (1.30%) Java
4 1 (1.30%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.30%) Jython
4 1 (1.30%) VB6
4 1 (1.30%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 11 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 7 (9.09%) SC Cleared
3 5 (6.49%) CISSP
4 3 (3.90%) CISM
5 2 (2.60%) Degree
5 2 (2.60%) SAP Certification
6 1 (1.30%) CLAS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.60%) 21 CFR Part 11
1 2 (2.60%) GAMP
1 2 (2.60%) GMP
2 1 (1.30%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 5 (6.49%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.90%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 3 (3.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.60%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 1 (1.30%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 1 (1.30%) Docker
4 1 (1.30%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.30%) PowerHA
4 1 (1.30%) VMware ESX
4 1 (1.30%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.30%) VMware GSX
Systems Management
1 5 (6.49%) SCCM
2 4 (5.19%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (3.90%) Puppet
4 2 (2.60%) Nessus
4 2 (2.60%) yum
5 1 (1.30%) BladeLogic
5 1 (1.30%) CA Wily
5 1 (1.30%) MOM
5 1 (1.30%) SCOM
5 1 (1.30%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (1.30%) TADDM
5 1 (1.30%) Tivoli
5 1 (1.30%) WSUS
Vendors
1 14 (18.18%) Microsoft
2 10 (12.99%) SAP
2 10 (12.99%) Splunk
3 6 (7.79%) HP
3 6 (7.79%) Oracle
4 5 (6.49%) Red Hat
4 5 (6.49%) VMware
5 4 (5.19%) Citrix
6 3 (3.90%) Cognos
6 3 (3.90%) Hyperion
6 3 (3.90%) IBM
6 3 (3.90%) Veritas
7 2 (2.60%) ArcSight
7 2 (2.60%) Thales
8 1 (1.30%) Apple
8 1 (1.30%) Barracuda Networks
8 1 (1.30%) CA
8 1 (1.30%) NetApp
8 1 (1.30%) SaltStack
8 1 (1.30%) SolarWinds