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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Consultant
Rank 24 20 20
Rank change year-on-year
-4 0
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 71 61 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 6.50% 7.43% 7.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.92% 8.03% 8.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 28 33
Average daily rate
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£450 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £375 £316
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £440 £425 £420
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +1.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.75 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -18.18%
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
1026 760 758
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 93.87% 92.57% 91.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 668 410 354
Average daily rate £400 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £233 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £572 £525 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 59 52
Average hourly rate £15.77 £15.00 £31.56
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.13% -52.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £8.50 £14.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.60 £39.25 £44.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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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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 -3 16 £550 +17.64% 4
Chester 0 10 £475 +15.85% 3
Macclesfield +2 9 £450 +12.50%
Knutsford -6 6 £411 -3.23%
Daresbury - 4 £350 - 1
Crewe -3 3 £438 -
Alderley Edge - 2 - -
Consultant
North West

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 31 (23.13%) SAP
2 24 (17.91%) Migration
3 23 (17.16%) Finance
4 20 (14.93%) Microsoft
5 18 (13.43%) Windows
6 16 (11.94%) Java
6 16 (11.94%) SQL
7 15 (11.19%) Oracle
7 15 (11.19%) Agile Software Development
8 13 (9.70%) Mentoring
9 12 (8.96%) ABAP
9 12 (8.96%) HP
9 12 (8.96%) Business Intelligence
10 11 (8.21%) Banking
10 11 (8.21%) Information Security
10 11 (8.21%) Data Centre
11 10 (7.46%) DevOps
11 10 (7.46%) VMware
11 10 (7.46%) QA
12 8 (5.97%) Spring
12 8 (5.97%) Workflow
12 8 (5.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 8 (5.97%) Continuous Integration
12 8 (5.97%) Pharmaceutical
12 8 (5.97%) Internet
12 8 (5.97%) ISO 9001
12 8 (5.97%) ETL
12 8 (5.97%) JavaScript
12 8 (5.97%) Puppet
13 7 (5.22%) Amazon AWS

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 5 (3.73%) NetWeaver
2 4 (2.99%) Oracle Workflow
3 2 (1.49%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (1.49%) SAS
4 1 (0.75%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.75%) SAP Portal
4 1 (0.75%) Confluence
4 1 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 7 (5.22%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.24%) MS Office
3 2 (1.49%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.75%) MS Project
4 1 (0.75%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (5.22%) Oracle EBS R12
2 6 (4.48%) Oracle EBS
3 5 (3.73%) Oracle Applications
3 5 (3.73%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (2.24%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (2.24%) SAP FI/CO
4 3 (2.24%) SAP CO
4 3 (2.24%) SAP FI
5 2 (1.49%) SAP HR
5 2 (1.49%) Oracle HRMS
5 2 (1.49%) SAP PM
6 1 (0.75%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.75%) Dynamics GP
6 1 (0.75%) SAP Business One
6 1 (0.75%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.75%) SAP HCM
6 1 (0.75%) SAP FI-GL
6 1 (0.75%) Oracle General Ledger
6 1 (0.75%) SAP GRC
6 1 (0.75%) SAP MII
Cloud Services
1 7 (5.22%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (4.48%) Route 53
2 6 (4.48%) Amazon EC2
2 6 (4.48%) Amazon S3
2 6 (4.48%) Amazon ELB
3 1 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.75%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (5.97%) Internet
2 7 (5.22%) LAN
2 7 (5.22%) WAN
3 6 (4.48%) Firewall
3 6 (4.48%) SAN
3 6 (4.48%) NAS
4 4 (2.99%) DNS
5 2 (1.49%) DHCP
6 1 (0.75%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.75%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.75%) Wireless
6 1 (0.75%) IP Telephony
6 1 (0.75%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (5.22%) SQL Server
1 7 (5.22%) SAP BW
2 6 (4.48%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (3.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (3.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (2.99%) BusinessObjects
4 4 (2.99%) SAP BI
4 4 (2.99%) Oracle Reports
5 3 (2.24%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.49%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (1.49%) Crystal Reports
6 2 (1.49%) QlikView
6 2 (1.49%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
6 2 (1.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (1.49%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (1.49%) Xcelsius
7 1 (0.75%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.75%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.75%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.75%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 7 (5.22%) Maven
1 7 (5.22%) Jenkins
2 6 (4.48%) Hudson
3 4 (2.99%) Oracle Forms
4 3 (2.24%) Subversion
4 3 (2.24%) Git (software)
5 2 (1.49%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 2 (1.49%) Axure RP
6 1 (0.75%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.75%) JIRA
6 1 (0.75%) FishEye
6 1 (0.75%) Gradle
6 1 (0.75%) Artifactory
General
1 23 (17.16%) Finance
2 11 (8.21%) Banking
3 8 (5.97%) Pharmaceutical
4 6 (4.48%) Manufacturing
5 3 (2.24%) Retail
5 3 (2.24%) Marketing
6 1 (0.75%) General Ledger
6 1 (0.75%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.75%) Advertising
6 1 (0.75%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (5.97%) Spring
2 7 (5.22%) Web Services
3 5 (3.73%) Middleware
4 4 (2.99%) Web Dynpro
4 4 (2.99%) JSON
4 4 (2.99%) Flash
4 4 (2.99%) WSDL
5 3 (2.24%) SAP Business Workflow
5 3 (2.24%) SAP Smart Forms
5 3 (2.24%) SAP Basis
5 3 (2.24%) HTML
6 2 (1.49%) .NET
6 2 (1.49%) CSS
6 2 (1.49%) HTML5
6 2 (1.49%) jQuery
7 1 (0.75%) Flask
7 1 (0.75%) EDI
7 1 (0.75%) Application Packaging
7 1 (0.75%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (8.21%) Data Centre
2 4 (2.99%) Enterprise Storage
2 4 (2.99%) Replication
3 3 (2.24%) PKI
3 3 (2.24%) Data Conversion
3 3 (2.24%) Management Information System
3 3 (2.24%) Visualisation
3 3 (2.24%) User Experience
4 2 (1.49%) FlexPod
4 2 (1.49%) GIS
5 1 (0.75%) HACMP
5 1 (0.75%) iSeries
5 1 (0.75%) SCADA
5 1 (0.75%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 18 (13.43%) Windows
2 6 (4.48%) CentOS
3 5 (3.73%) AIX
4 4 (2.99%) Linux
5 2 (1.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (1.49%) Data ONTAP
6 1 (0.75%) UNIX
6 1 (0.75%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.75%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.75%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (17.91%) Migration
2 15 (11.19%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (9.70%) Mentoring
4 12 (8.96%) Business Intelligence
5 11 (8.21%) Information Security
6 10 (7.46%) DevOps
7 8 (5.97%) Continuous Integration
7 8 (5.97%) ETL
7 8 (5.97%) Workflow
8 7 (5.22%) ERP
8 7 (5.22%) Project Management
8 7 (5.22%) Coaching
9 6 (4.48%) Auto-Scaling
9 6 (4.48%) Risk Management
9 6 (4.48%) Stakeholder Management
9 6 (4.48%) Open Source
9 6 (4.48%) Business Analysis
10 5 (3.73%) SAP Implementation
10 5 (3.73%) Change Management
10 5 (3.73%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 16 (11.94%) Java
1 16 (11.94%) SQL
2 12 (8.96%) ABAP
3 8 (5.97%) JavaScript
4 6 (4.48%) PL/SQL
5 4 (2.99%) PowerShell
6 3 (2.24%) Python
6 3 (2.24%) SAPscript
7 2 (1.49%) C
7 2 (1.49%) C#
8 1 (0.75%) C++
8 1 (0.75%) Perl
8 1 (0.75%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.75%) Objective-C
8 1 (0.75%) Ruby
8 1 (0.75%) R
Qualifications
1 4 (2.99%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (2.24%) CCNA
2 3 (2.24%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (1.49%) NCIE
3 2 (1.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 2 (1.49%) Degree
3 2 (1.49%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (1.49%) CCNP
4 1 (0.75%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (0.75%) A+ Certification
4 1 (0.75%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (0.75%) CISSP
4 1 (0.75%) MCSE
4 1 (0.75%) CCIE
4 1 (0.75%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.75%) NCDA
4 1 (0.75%) VCAP
4 1 (0.75%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (7.46%) QA
2 8 (5.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (5.97%) ISO 9001
3 3 (2.24%) GMP
4 2 (1.49%) SLA
4 2 (1.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.75%) GAMP
System Software
1 7 (5.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (2.99%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.99%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (1.49%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.75%) XenApp
4 1 (0.75%) XenDesktop
4 1 (0.75%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (5.97%) Puppet
2 7 (5.22%) SCCM
3 6 (4.48%) Vagrant
4 4 (2.99%) OpenView
5 2 (1.49%) SCOM
5 2 (1.49%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.75%) StatsD
Vendors
1 31 (23.13%) SAP
2 20 (14.93%) Microsoft
3 15 (11.19%) Oracle
4 12 (8.96%) HP
5 10 (7.46%) VMware
6 7 (5.22%) IBM
6 7 (5.22%) Red Hat
7 4 (2.99%) Veritas
7 4 (2.99%) Cisco
7 4 (2.99%) Citrix
7 4 (2.99%) Veeam
8 3 (2.24%) ServiceNow
9 2 (1.49%) BT
9 2 (1.49%) Teradata
9 2 (1.49%) NetApp
9 2 (1.49%) CheckPoint
10 1 (0.75%) Salesforce.com
10 1 (0.75%) Symantec
10 1 (0.75%) Remedy
10 1 (0.75%) Sage
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