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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Consultant
Rank 28 21 13
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 61 62 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 6.19% 7.90% 9.92%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.60% 8.71% 10.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 35 37
Average daily rate
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£450 £400 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £343 £285 £340
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £505 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Average hourly rate £40.00 - £51.39
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £41.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-12.04% +27.69%
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
924 712 670
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 93.81% 90.70% 91.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 579 373 289
Average daily rate £425 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £215 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 44 46
Average hourly rate £15.83 £33.75 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-53.09% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.00 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £45.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -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 22 May 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 22 May 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 +4 9 £416 +29.84% 4
Warrington -22 8 £388 -7.40% 4
Knutsford 0 3 £500 +42.85% 2
Macclesfield -3 3 £440 - 1
Crewe -1 2 £575 +13.30% 1
Consultant
North West

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 50 (38.46%) Oracle
2 46 (35.38%) Finance
3 40 (30.77%) Oracle EBS R12
4 33 (25.38%) Oracle EBS
5 28 (21.54%) SQL
6 26 (20.00%) SAP
6 26 (20.00%) CRM
7 19 (14.62%) Security Cleared
8 18 (13.85%) Local Government
8 18 (13.85%) Microsoft
9 17 (13.08%) SC Cleared
10 16 (12.31%) Migration
11 15 (11.54%) Business Intelligence
12 12 (9.23%) Data Migration
12 12 (9.23%) Windows
12 12 (9.23%) Change Control
13 11 (8.46%) PL/SQL
13 11 (8.46%) Oracle BI EE
13 11 (8.46%) Oracle Applications
14 10 (7.69%) Oracle HRMS
14 10 (7.69%) ABAP
14 10 (7.69%) PRINCE2
14 10 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
15 9 (6.92%) MS Excel
15 9 (6.92%) VMware
15 9 (6.92%) Banking
16 8 (6.15%) Oracle iRecruitment
16 8 (6.15%) Oracle Payroll
16 8 (6.15%) ITIL
16 8 (6.15%) C

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 2 (1.54%) WebSphere
1 2 (1.54%) Oracle Workflow
1 2 (1.54%) Tomcat
1 2 (1.54%) SharePoint
1 2 (1.54%) SAS
1 2 (1.54%) NetWeaver
1 2 (1.54%) Oracle Self-Service HR
2 1 (0.77%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (0.77%) Confluence
2 1 (0.77%) SAP Portal
2 1 (0.77%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (0.77%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (0.77%) iPlanet
2 1 (0.77%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (0.77%) WebLogic
2 1 (0.77%) IIS
Applications
1 9 (6.92%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.08%) MS Project
2 4 (3.08%) MS Visio
3 3 (2.31%) Spreadsheet
3 3 (2.31%) MS Office
4 1 (0.77%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 40 (30.77%) Oracle EBS R12
2 33 (25.38%) Oracle EBS
3 11 (8.46%) Oracle Applications
4 10 (7.69%) Oracle HRMS
5 8 (6.15%) Oracle iRecruitment
5 8 (6.15%) Oracle Payroll
5 8 (6.15%) Oracle General Ledger
6 6 (4.62%) SAP CO
6 6 (4.62%) SAP FI/CO
6 6 (4.62%) SAP FI
7 5 (3.85%) Oracle CRM
8 4 (3.08%) Dynamics CRM
9 3 (2.31%) Oracle Internet Expenses
9 3 (2.31%) SAP PM
10 2 (1.54%) Dynamics AX
10 2 (1.54%) Oracle Financials
10 2 (1.54%) Oracle Payables
10 2 (1.54%) Oracle Receivables
10 2 (1.54%) Oracle iProcurement
11 1 (0.77%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.54%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.77%) Route 53
2 1 (0.77%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (0.77%) Amazon S3
2 1 (0.77%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.77%) Amazon ELB
2 1 (0.77%) IaaS
2 1 (0.77%) IBM Blueworks
2 1 (0.77%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.62%) SAN
1 6 (4.62%) NAS
2 5 (3.85%) Firewall
3 3 (2.31%) Cisco Nexus
3 3 (2.31%) NX-OS
3 3 (2.31%) DNS
4 2 (1.54%) VLAN
4 2 (1.54%) LAN
4 2 (1.54%) WAN
4 2 (1.54%) DHCP
4 2 (1.54%) TCP/IP
4 2 (1.54%) Intranet
4 2 (1.54%) Fibre Channel
5 1 (0.77%) Unified Communications
5 1 (0.77%) Extranet
5 1 (0.77%) LDAP
5 1 (0.77%) Cisco PIX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (8.46%) Oracle BI EE
2 5 (3.85%) SAP BW
3 4 (3.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (3.08%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (3.08%) Relational Database
4 3 (2.31%) SAP BI
4 3 (2.31%) BusinessObjects
4 3 (2.31%) SQL Server
4 3 (2.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (1.54%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
5 2 (1.54%) Crystal Reports
5 2 (1.54%) Xcelsius
6 1 (0.77%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.77%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (0.77%) Big Data
6 1 (0.77%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.77%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.77%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.77%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.77%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (1.54%) Subversion
1 2 (1.54%) Maven
1 2 (1.54%) Jenkins
1 2 (1.54%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.77%) Hudson
2 1 (0.77%) Axure RP
2 1 (0.77%) FishEye
2 1 (0.77%) Gradle
2 1 (0.77%) Artifactory
2 1 (0.77%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (0.77%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.77%) LSMW
2 1 (0.77%) JIRA
General
1 46 (35.38%) Finance
2 18 (13.85%) Local Government
3 9 (6.92%) Banking
4 7 (5.38%) Marketing
5 4 (3.08%) Retail
6 3 (2.31%) Pharmaceutical
6 3 (2.31%) General Ledger
7 2 (1.54%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.77%) Law
8 1 (0.77%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.77%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (5.38%) Web Services
2 4 (3.08%) Web Dynpro
3 3 (2.31%) Middleware
3 3 (2.31%) .NET
3 3 (2.31%) SAP Smart Forms
3 3 (2.31%) SAP Business Workflow
4 2 (1.54%) HTML
4 2 (1.54%) XML
5 1 (0.77%) HTML5
5 1 (0.77%) CSS
5 1 (0.77%) MDX
5 1 (0.77%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 5 (3.85%) FlexPod
2 3 (2.31%) CMDB
3 2 (1.54%) PKI
3 2 (1.54%) SCORM
3 2 (1.54%) Management Information System
3 2 (1.54%) User Experience
3 2 (1.54%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (1.54%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (0.77%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (0.77%) Open Source
4 1 (0.77%) Visualisation
4 1 (0.77%) Data Integration
4 1 (0.77%) FMCG
4 1 (0.77%) iSeries
4 1 (0.77%) HACMP
4 1 (0.77%) GIS
4 1 (0.77%) Replication
4 1 (0.77%) SCADA
4 1 (0.77%) Life Science
4 1 (0.77%) Data Conversion
Operating Systems
1 12 (9.23%) Windows
2 7 (5.38%) Linux
3 5 (3.85%) UNIX
4 2 (1.54%) AIX
5 1 (0.77%) CentOS
5 1 (0.77%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (20.00%) CRM
2 16 (12.31%) Migration
3 15 (11.54%) Business Intelligence
4 12 (9.23%) Data Migration
4 12 (9.23%) Change Control
5 10 (7.69%) PRINCE2
5 10 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
6 8 (6.15%) ITIL
6 8 (6.15%) Service Delivery
7 7 (5.38%) Business Analysis
8 6 (4.62%) Test Scripting
8 6 (4.62%) Project Planning
8 6 (4.62%) Information Security
8 6 (4.62%) Workflow
8 6 (4.62%) EAM
8 6 (4.62%) Project Management
9 5 (3.85%) Mentoring
9 5 (3.85%) ETL
10 4 (3.08%) Data Analysis
10 4 (3.08%) Knowledge Management
Programming Languages
1 28 (21.54%) SQL
2 11 (8.46%) PL/SQL
3 10 (7.69%) ABAP
4 8 (6.15%) C
4 8 (6.15%) Java
5 3 (2.31%) SAPscript
6 2 (1.54%) JavaScript
6 2 (1.54%) Perl
6 2 (1.54%) Python
7 1 (0.77%) R
7 1 (0.77%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.77%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.77%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.77%) C#
7 1 (0.77%) C++
7 1 (0.77%) PHP
7 1 (0.77%) Jython
7 1 (0.77%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 19 (14.62%) Security Cleared
2 17 (13.08%) SC Cleared
3 6 (4.62%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 6 (4.62%) CISSP
4 4 (3.08%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 4 (3.08%) NCIE
5 3 (2.31%) CCNA
5 3 (2.31%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (1.54%) MCSE
6 2 (1.54%) CCNP
6 2 (1.54%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (1.54%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.77%) NCDA
7 1 (0.77%) VCAP
7 1 (0.77%) A+ Certification
7 1 (0.77%) ACCA
7 1 (0.77%) MBA
7 1 (0.77%) CIMA
7 1 (0.77%) CEH
7 1 (0.77%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.85%) QA
2 2 (1.54%) SLA
3 1 (0.77%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.77%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.77%) GAMP
3 1 (0.77%) GMP
3 1 (0.77%) GxP
3 1 (0.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 7 (5.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (2.31%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (1.54%) NFS
Systems Management
1 3 (2.31%) BladeLogic
2 2 (1.54%) SCCM
2 2 (1.54%) Nessus
2 2 (1.54%) Puppet
3 1 (0.77%) Cisco UCCX
3 1 (0.77%) Vagrant
3 1 (0.77%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.77%) StatsD
3 1 (0.77%) CA Single Sign-On
3 1 (0.77%) OpenView
3 1 (0.77%) SCOM
Vendors
1 50 (38.46%) Oracle
2 26 (20.00%) SAP
3 18 (13.85%) Microsoft
4 9 (6.92%) VMware
5 7 (5.38%) Cisco
6 5 (3.85%) NetApp
7 4 (3.08%) HP
7 4 (3.08%) Syclo
8 3 (2.31%) ArcSight
8 3 (2.31%) Business Objects
9 2 (1.54%) IBM
9 2 (1.54%) Sun
9 2 (1.54%) Citrix
9 2 (1.54%) EMC
9 2 (1.54%) BT
9 2 (1.54%) CheckPoint
9 2 (1.54%) BMC
9 2 (1.54%) CA
10 1 (0.77%) Tableau
10 1 (0.77%) Opsware
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