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 2 July 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
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Consultant
Rank 21 19 16
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 61 65 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 6.59% 8.30% 9.60%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.13% 8.98% 10.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 36 29
Average daily rate
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£450 £425 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +1.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £294 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £525 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £435 £413 £425
% change year-on-year
+5.45% -2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £50.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.00 £30.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+40.00% +5.26%
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
855 724 669
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 92.33% 92.46% 91.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 522 398 280
Average daily rate £400 £373 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.38% +6.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £215 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £543 £516 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 43 37
Average hourly rate £15.50 £15.50 £33.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -53.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £9.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.30 £45.00 £44.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -7.14%

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 2 July 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 2 July 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
Chester +3 13 £416 +29.84% 3
Crewe - 6 £506 -
Macclesfield +3 4 £438 - 1
Knutsford -6 4 £488 +14.70%
Warrington -14 4 - - 2
Consultant
North West

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 38 (29.46%) Finance
2 35 (27.13%) Oracle
3 30 (23.26%) Oracle EBS R12
4 27 (20.93%) Oracle EBS
5 24 (18.60%) SQL
5 24 (18.60%) SAP
6 20 (15.50%) Microsoft
7 19 (14.73%) CRM
7 19 (14.73%) Migration
8 15 (11.63%) Business Intelligence
8 15 (11.63%) Data Centre
9 14 (10.85%) Windows
9 14 (10.85%) Local Government
10 13 (10.08%) VMware
11 11 (8.53%) Data Migration
11 11 (8.53%) PL/SQL
11 11 (8.53%) VMware Infrastructure
12 10 (7.75%) Stakeholder Management
12 10 (7.75%) Oracle Applications
12 10 (7.75%) ABAP
13 9 (6.98%) Banking
13 9 (6.98%) Security Cleared
13 9 (6.98%) MS Excel
13 9 (6.98%) Service Delivery
13 9 (6.98%) SAN
13 9 (6.98%) NAS
13 9 (6.98%) Change Control
14 8 (6.20%) Puppet
14 8 (6.20%) SC Cleared
14 8 (6.20%) DevOps

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 (3.10%) Oracle Workflow
2 2 (1.55%) NetWeaver
2 2 (1.55%) Oracle Self-Service HR
3 1 (0.78%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (0.78%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.78%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.78%) SAS
3 1 (0.78%) SAP Portal
3 1 (0.78%) Confluence
3 1 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 9 (6.98%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.10%) MS Visio
2 4 (3.10%) MS Project
3 3 (2.33%) MS Office
3 3 (2.33%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.78%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 30 (23.26%) Oracle EBS R12
2 27 (20.93%) Oracle EBS
3 10 (7.75%) Oracle Applications
4 7 (5.43%) Oracle HRMS
5 6 (4.65%) SAP FI
5 6 (4.65%) Oracle Payroll
5 6 (4.65%) SAP FI/CO
5 6 (4.65%) SAP CO
6 5 (3.88%) Oracle General Ledger
7 4 (3.10%) Oracle iRecruitment
7 4 (3.10%) Dynamics CRM
8 3 (2.33%) Oracle CRM
9 1 (0.78%) Oracle Financials
9 1 (0.78%) SAP HR
9 1 (0.78%) SAP SD
9 1 (0.78%) SAP PM
9 1 (0.78%) Dynamics AX
9 1 (0.78%) Remedy ITSM
9 1 (0.78%) SAP HCM
9 1 (0.78%) SAP FI-GL
Cloud Services
1 7 (5.43%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (4.65%) Route 53
2 6 (4.65%) Amazon EC2
2 6 (4.65%) Amazon S3
2 6 (4.65%) Amazon ELB
3 1 (0.78%) IBM Blueworks
3 1 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.78%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (6.98%) SAN
1 9 (6.98%) NAS
2 6 (4.65%) Firewall
2 6 (4.65%) LAN
2 6 (4.65%) WAN
3 4 (3.10%) DNS
4 3 (2.33%) Cisco Nexus
4 3 (2.33%) NX-OS
5 2 (1.55%) Fibre Channel
5 2 (1.55%) VLAN
5 2 (1.55%) DHCP
5 2 (1.55%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.78%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.78%) Intranet
6 1 (0.78%) Extranet
6 1 (0.78%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (5.43%) Oracle BI EE
2 6 (4.65%) SAP BW
3 4 (3.10%) SAP BI
3 4 (3.10%) Oracle Reports
3 4 (3.10%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (3.10%) Relational Database
4 3 (2.33%) BusinessObjects
4 3 (2.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (2.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (1.55%) Crystal Reports
5 2 (1.55%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
5 2 (1.55%) Xcelsius
6 1 (0.78%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.78%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.78%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (0.78%) Big Data
6 1 (0.78%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.78%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.78%) SQL Server
6 1 (0.78%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 7 (5.43%) Maven
1 7 (5.43%) Jenkins
2 6 (4.65%) Hudson
3 4 (3.10%) Oracle Forms
4 3 (2.33%) Subversion
4 3 (2.33%) Git (software)
5 2 (1.55%) Axure RP
5 2 (1.55%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (0.78%) LSMW
6 1 (0.78%) JIRA
6 1 (0.78%) FishEye
6 1 (0.78%) Gradle
6 1 (0.78%) Artifactory
General
1 38 (29.46%) Finance
2 14 (10.85%) Local Government
3 9 (6.98%) Banking
4 5 (3.88%) Pharmaceutical
4 5 (3.88%) Marketing
5 4 (3.10%) Retail
6 3 (2.33%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.55%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.78%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.78%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.78%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (5.43%) Web Services
2 5 (3.88%) Middleware
3 4 (3.10%) Web Dynpro
4 3 (2.33%) SAP Smart Forms
4 3 (2.33%) HTML
4 3 (2.33%) SAP Business Workflow
5 2 (1.55%) HTML5
5 2 (1.55%) .NET
5 2 (1.55%) CSS
5 2 (1.55%) jQuery
6 1 (0.78%) Flask
Miscellaneous
1 15 (11.63%) Data Centre
2 5 (3.88%) FlexPod
3 4 (3.10%) Enterprise Storage
3 4 (3.10%) Replication
4 3 (2.33%) User Experience
4 3 (2.33%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.55%) Visualisation
5 2 (1.55%) GIS
5 2 (1.55%) SCORM
5 2 (1.55%) PKI
5 2 (1.55%) CMDB
5 2 (1.55%) Data Conversion
6 1 (0.78%) Data Integration
6 1 (0.78%) FMCG
6 1 (0.78%) iSeries
6 1 (0.78%) SCADA
6 1 (0.78%) Life Science
6 1 (0.78%) HACMP
6 1 (0.78%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 14 (10.85%) Windows
2 6 (4.65%) CentOS
3 5 (3.88%) Data ONTAP
3 5 (3.88%) Linux
4 2 (1.55%) AIX
4 2 (1.55%) UNIX
5 1 (0.78%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.78%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (14.73%) CRM
1 19 (14.73%) Migration
2 15 (11.63%) Business Intelligence
3 11 (8.53%) Data Migration
4 10 (7.75%) Stakeholder Management
5 9 (6.98%) Service Delivery
5 9 (6.98%) Change Control
6 8 (6.20%) Continuous Integration
6 8 (6.20%) Workflow
6 8 (6.20%) DevOps
7 7 (5.43%) Information Security
7 7 (5.43%) Project Management
7 7 (5.43%) PRINCE2
7 7 (5.43%) Business Analysis
8 6 (4.65%) Open Source
8 6 (4.65%) Security Management
8 6 (4.65%) Auto-Scaling
9 5 (3.88%) Mentoring
9 5 (3.88%) Coaching
9 5 (3.88%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 24 (18.60%) SQL
2 11 (8.53%) PL/SQL
3 10 (7.75%) ABAP
4 8 (6.20%) C
5 5 (3.88%) Java
6 4 (3.10%) JavaScript
6 4 (3.10%) PowerShell
7 3 (2.33%) Python
7 3 (2.33%) SAPscript
8 2 (1.55%) Perl
9 1 (0.78%) PHP
9 1 (0.78%) Objective-C
9 1 (0.78%) Jython
9 1 (0.78%) R
9 1 (0.78%) C#
9 1 (0.78%) C++
Qualifications
1 9 (6.98%) Security Cleared
2 8 (6.20%) SC Cleared
3 6 (4.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 4 (3.10%) CISSP
4 4 (3.10%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (3.10%) NCIE
5 3 (2.33%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (2.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 3 (2.33%) MCSE
5 3 (2.33%) CCNA
6 2 (1.55%) CCNP
7 1 (0.78%) CCIE
7 1 (0.78%) Degree
7 1 (0.78%) NCDA
7 1 (0.78%) A+ Certification
7 1 (0.78%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.78%) MBA
7 1 (0.78%) CEH
7 1 (0.78%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.20%) QA
2 2 (1.55%) GMP
2 2 (1.55%) SLA
2 2 (1.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.78%) GxP
3 1 (0.78%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.78%) GAMP
System Software
1 11 (8.53%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (4.65%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (1.55%) NFS
4 1 (0.78%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (6.20%) Puppet
2 6 (4.65%) Vagrant
2 6 (4.65%) SCCM
3 4 (3.10%) OpenView
4 3 (2.33%) BladeLogic
5 2 (1.55%) SCOM
6 1 (0.78%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.78%) StatsD
6 1 (0.78%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 35 (27.13%) Oracle
2 24 (18.60%) SAP
3 20 (15.50%) Microsoft
4 13 (10.08%) VMware
5 7 (5.43%) Cisco
5 7 (5.43%) HP
6 6 (4.65%) Red Hat
7 5 (3.88%) NetApp
8 4 (3.10%) Veritas
8 4 (3.10%) Veeam
9 3 (2.33%) Business Objects
10 2 (1.55%) IBM
10 2 (1.55%) EMC
10 2 (1.55%) Citrix
10 2 (1.55%) BMC
10 2 (1.55%) ServiceNow
10 2 (1.55%) BT
11 1 (0.78%) Apigee
11 1 (0.78%) Mashery
11 1 (0.78%) ArcSight
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