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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Consultant
Rank 13 18 15
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 73 66 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 9.36% 6.71% 8.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 10.28% 7.59% 9.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 27 31
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£488 £425 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.70% -15.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £265 £388
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £529 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £433 £425 £425
% change year-on-year
+1.76% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 6
Average hourly rate - £42.50 £59.83
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -28.95%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.25 £19.17 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+42.14% -48.88%
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
710 870 807
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 91.03% 88.41% 91.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 391 417 410
Average daily rate £365 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.30% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £491 £490 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 70 56
Average hourly rate £18.02 £23.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.34% -21.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.38 £44.90 £57.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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 +9 50 £500 -18.69% 2
Chester +3 6 £438 -4.37% 1
Knutsford 0 3 - -
Crewe -1 1 - -
Macclesfield - - - -
Wilmslow - - - - 5
Alderley Edge - - - -
Consultant
North West

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 64 (46.72%) Oracle
2 54 (39.42%) Finance
3 48 (35.04%) Oracle EBS R12
4 44 (32.12%) Security Cleared
5 43 (31.39%) SC Cleared
6 34 (24.82%) SQL
7 32 (23.36%) Oracle EBS
8 28 (20.44%) CRM
9 21 (15.33%) Oracle BI EE
10 16 (11.68%) Cisco
10 16 (11.68%) Windows
11 15 (10.95%) E-business
11 15 (10.95%) Microsoft
11 15 (10.95%) Oracle Internet Expenses
12 13 (9.49%) UNIX
12 13 (9.49%) SAP
12 13 (9.49%) XML
12 13 (9.49%) Information Security
13 12 (8.76%) Oracle iRecruitment
13 12 (8.76%) Migration
13 12 (8.76%) Banking
13 12 (8.76%) Linux
13 12 (8.76%) Firewall
14 11 (8.03%) Oracle General Ledger
14 11 (8.03%) Oracle iProcurement
15 10 (7.30%) Cisco Certification
15 10 (7.30%) ITIL
15 10 (7.30%) Business Intelligence
15 10 (7.30%) Local Government
15 10 (7.30%) QA

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 6 (4.38%) Oracle Workflow
2 4 (2.92%) WebSphere
3 3 (2.19%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.46%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (1.46%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.73%) Lync
5 1 (0.73%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.73%) ArcGIS
5 1 (0.73%) Apache
5 1 (0.73%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (0.73%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.73%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.73%) SAS
5 1 (0.73%) Oracle Application Server
5 1 (0.73%) MS Project Server
5 1 (0.73%) ArcSDE
Applications
1 3 (2.19%) MS Project
2 2 (1.46%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.73%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.73%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 48 (35.04%) Oracle EBS R12
2 32 (23.36%) Oracle EBS
3 15 (10.95%) Oracle Internet Expenses
4 12 (8.76%) Oracle iRecruitment
5 11 (8.03%) Oracle General Ledger
5 11 (8.03%) Oracle iProcurement
6 9 (6.57%) Oracle Payroll
7 8 (5.84%) Oracle Payables
7 8 (5.84%) Oracle Receivables
7 8 (5.84%) Oracle Cash Management
7 8 (5.84%) Oracle E-Business Tax
8 5 (3.65%) Dynamics AX
9 4 (2.92%) Oracle HRMS
9 4 (2.92%) Oracle Applications
9 4 (2.92%) Oracle Financials
10 3 (2.19%) Oracle CRM
11 2 (1.46%) SAP PM
12 1 (0.73%) SAP MM
12 1 (0.73%) SAP PP
12 1 (0.73%) Agresso
Communications & Networking
1 12 (8.76%) Firewall
2 7 (5.11%) BGP
2 7 (5.11%) MPLS
2 7 (5.11%) OSPF
3 4 (2.92%) TCP/IP
3 4 (2.92%) HTTP
4 3 (2.19%) Wireless
4 3 (2.19%) SAN
4 3 (2.19%) FTP
4 3 (2.19%) WLAN
5 2 (1.46%) Cisco IOS
5 2 (1.46%) SSH
5 2 (1.46%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.73%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 1 (0.73%) Cisco PIX
6 1 (0.73%) Unified Communications
6 1 (0.73%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.73%) Intranet
6 1 (0.73%) SSL
6 1 (0.73%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (15.33%) Oracle BI EE
2 7 (5.11%) SQL Server
3 5 (3.65%) Relational Database
3 5 (3.65%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (2.92%) QlikView
4 4 (2.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (2.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (2.92%) BODI
4 4 (2.92%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (2.92%) SAP Data Services
5 2 (1.46%) DB2
5 2 (1.46%) SAP BW
5 2 (1.46%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.73%) Microsoft Power View
6 1 (0.73%) Oracle BI Publisher
6 1 (0.73%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (0.73%) DataStage
6 1 (0.73%) SAP BI
6 1 (0.73%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.73%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (1.46%) JUnit
2 1 (0.73%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.73%) Hudson
2 1 (0.73%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.73%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.73%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (0.73%) Maven
2 1 (0.73%) JIRA
General
1 54 (39.42%) Finance
2 12 (8.76%) Banking
3 10 (7.30%) Local Government
4 8 (5.84%) General Ledger
5 5 (3.65%) Advertising
6 4 (2.92%) Manufacturing
7 3 (2.19%) Marketing
8 1 (0.73%) Back Office
8 1 (0.73%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.73%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.73%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (9.49%) XML
2 4 (2.92%) .NET
2 4 (2.92%) Web Services
3 3 (2.19%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 3 (2.19%) WebSphere MQ
4 2 (1.46%) ActiveMQ
4 2 (1.46%) SAP Basis
4 2 (1.46%) Java EE
4 2 (1.46%) Spring
4 2 (1.46%) Ajax
4 2 (1.46%) J2EE
4 2 (1.46%) JSP
4 2 (1.46%) SOAP
4 2 (1.46%) Struts
4 2 (1.46%) jQuery
4 2 (1.46%) Apache Camel
5 1 (0.73%) OC4J
5 1 (0.73%) YUI
5 1 (0.73%) Regular Expression
5 1 (0.73%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 8 (5.84%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (2.19%) Management Information System
3 2 (1.46%) SCORM
3 2 (1.46%) Fat Client
3 2 (1.46%) Client/Server
3 2 (1.46%) Thin Client
3 2 (1.46%) Mainframe
3 2 (1.46%) GIS
4 1 (0.73%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (0.73%) Mobile App
4 1 (0.73%) PKI
4 1 (0.73%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 16 (11.68%) Windows
2 13 (9.49%) UNIX
3 12 (8.76%) Linux
4 2 (1.46%) Windows 8
5 1 (0.73%) Android
5 1 (0.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.73%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.73%) Windows Phone
5 1 (0.73%) Windows Phone 8
5 1 (0.73%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (20.44%) CRM
2 15 (10.95%) E-business
3 13 (9.49%) Information Security
4 12 (8.76%) Migration
5 10 (7.30%) ITIL
5 10 (7.30%) Business Intelligence
6 9 (6.57%) Workflow
7 8 (5.84%) Stakeholder Management
7 8 (5.84%) EAM
7 8 (5.84%) Security Management
7 8 (5.84%) Cash Management
8 7 (5.11%) SIEM
8 7 (5.11%) Service Delivery
9 6 (4.38%) Use Case
9 6 (4.38%) Technical Analysis
9 6 (4.38%) Kalman Filter
10 5 (3.65%) Mentoring
10 5 (3.65%) Data Migration
10 5 (3.65%) Security Architecture
10 5 (3.65%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 34 (24.82%) SQL
2 8 (5.84%) Java
3 5 (3.65%) PL/SQL
4 4 (2.92%) Perl
5 3 (2.19%) JavaScript
6 2 (1.46%) XPath
6 2 (1.46%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.73%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.73%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.73%) C#
Qualifications
1 44 (32.12%) Security Cleared
2 43 (31.39%) SC Cleared
3 10 (7.30%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (5.84%) CISSP
5 5 (3.65%) CCIE
5 5 (3.65%) CCNP
6 2 (1.46%) SAP Certification
6 2 (1.46%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.73%) CIMA
7 1 (0.73%) ACCA
7 1 (0.73%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (7.30%) QA
2 1 (0.73%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.73%) BS7799
System Software
1 3 (2.19%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.46%) SRDF
3 1 (0.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.73%) PowerHA
3 1 (0.73%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.73%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 6 (4.38%) Nessus
2 1 (0.73%) SCOrch
2 1 (0.73%) SCCM
2 1 (0.73%) Tivoli
2 1 (0.73%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (0.73%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 64 (46.72%) Oracle
2 16 (11.68%) Cisco
3 15 (10.95%) Microsoft
4 13 (9.49%) SAP
5 8 (5.84%) Juniper
5 8 (5.84%) F5
6 7 (5.11%) ArcSight
6 7 (5.11%) Riverbed
7 6 (4.38%) Business Objects
8 5 (3.65%) EMC
8 5 (3.65%) IBM
9 4 (2.92%) TIBCO
9 4 (2.92%) Tableau
10 3 (2.19%) Aruba
10 3 (2.19%) Brocade
11 2 (1.46%) VMware
11 2 (1.46%) Cognos
11 2 (1.46%) Red Hat
11 2 (1.46%) McAfee
11 2 (1.46%) Syclo
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