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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Consultant
Rank 14 26 10
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -16
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 70 64 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 9.58% 6.86% 9.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 10.42% 7.52% 10.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 27 30
Average daily rate
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£450 £450 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £265 £373
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £506 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £425 £415
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +2.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Average hourly rate - £42.50 £47.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -10.52%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £37.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-34.66% +4.16%
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
672 851 713
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 91.93% 91.21% 90.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 390 423 361
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £226 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £510 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 69 54
Average hourly rate £18.32 £23.50 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.06% -11.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.72 £13.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £44.90 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -8.33%

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 23 January 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 23 January 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 +7 39 £488 +3.72% 1
Chester +11 9 £450 -6.73% 2
Knutsford +1 4 - -
Macclesfield +3 2 - -
Crewe - 1 - -
Runcorn - 1 - - 1
Alderley Edge - - - -
Wilmslow - - - - 4
Northwich - - - -
Consultant
North West

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 74 (56.49%) Oracle
2 58 (44.27%) Finance
3 57 (43.51%) Oracle EBS R12
4 45 (34.35%) Security Cleared
5 44 (33.59%) SC Cleared
6 41 (31.30%) Oracle EBS
7 33 (25.19%) SQL
7 33 (25.19%) CRM
8 20 (15.27%) Oracle BI EE
9 17 (12.98%) Windows
10 16 (12.21%) Migration
11 15 (11.45%) Local Government
11 15 (11.45%) E-business
11 15 (11.45%) Oracle General Ledger
12 14 (10.69%) UNIX
13 13 (9.92%) Linux
13 13 (9.92%) XML
13 13 (9.92%) Oracle Internet Expenses
14 12 (9.16%) ITIL
14 12 (9.16%) SAP
14 12 (9.16%) Microsoft
14 12 (9.16%) Information Security
15 11 (8.40%) Oracle iRecruitment
15 11 (8.40%) Business Intelligence
15 11 (8.40%) EAM
15 11 (8.40%) Oracle iProcurement
16 10 (7.63%) Cisco
17 9 (6.87%) Java
17 9 (6.87%) Data Migration
17 9 (6.87%) QA

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 6 (4.58%) Oracle Workflow
2 5 (3.82%) WebSphere
3 2 (1.53%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (1.53%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.53%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.76%) iPlanet
4 1 (0.76%) Apache
4 1 (0.76%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (0.76%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.76%) IIS
4 1 (0.76%) SAS
4 1 (0.76%) Oracle Application Server
4 1 (0.76%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (0.76%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 2 (1.53%) Spreadsheet
1 2 (1.53%) MS Excel
1 2 (1.53%) MS Visio
1 2 (1.53%) MS Project
2 1 (0.76%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 57 (43.51%) Oracle EBS R12
2 41 (31.30%) Oracle EBS
3 15 (11.45%) Oracle General Ledger
4 13 (9.92%) Oracle Internet Expenses
5 11 (8.40%) Oracle iRecruitment
5 11 (8.40%) Oracle iProcurement
6 9 (6.87%) Oracle Payables
6 9 (6.87%) Oracle Receivables
7 8 (6.11%) Oracle Cash Management
7 8 (6.11%) Oracle E-Business Tax
7 8 (6.11%) Oracle Payroll
8 6 (4.58%) Oracle CRM
8 6 (4.58%) Oracle HRMS
8 6 (4.58%) Oracle Applications
9 5 (3.82%) Oracle Financials
9 5 (3.82%) Dynamics AX
10 3 (2.29%) SAP PM
11 1 (0.76%) Agresso
11 1 (0.76%) Exchequer
11 1 (0.76%) SAP FI
Communications & Networking
1 8 (6.11%) Firewall
2 4 (3.05%) HTTP
2 4 (3.05%) SAN
3 3 (2.29%) Wireless
3 3 (2.29%) WLAN
3 3 (2.29%) FTP
4 2 (1.53%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (1.53%) SSH
4 2 (1.53%) HTTPS
4 2 (1.53%) LDAP
5 1 (0.76%) Intranet
5 1 (0.76%) LAN
5 1 (0.76%) SMTP
5 1 (0.76%) SNMP
5 1 (0.76%) DNS
5 1 (0.76%) SSL
5 1 (0.76%) Cisco PIX
5 1 (0.76%) VLAN
5 1 (0.76%) Unified Communications
5 1 (0.76%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (15.27%) Oracle BI EE
2 4 (3.05%) SQL Server
3 3 (2.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (2.29%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.53%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (1.53%) DB2
4 2 (1.53%) SAP BW
5 1 (0.76%) DataStage
5 1 (0.76%) SAP BI
5 1 (0.76%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.76%) MySQL
5 1 (0.76%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (0.76%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.76%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.76%) Oracle Discoverer
5 1 (0.76%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.76%) QlikView
5 1 (0.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.76%) BODI
Development Applications
1 2 (1.53%) JUnit
2 1 (0.76%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.76%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (0.76%) JIRA
2 1 (0.76%) Maven
2 1 (0.76%) Hudson
2 1 (0.76%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.76%) Jenkins
General
1 58 (44.27%) Finance
2 15 (11.45%) Local Government
3 8 (6.11%) General Ledger
3 8 (6.11%) Banking
4 6 (4.58%) Marketing
5 5 (3.82%) Advertising
6 4 (3.05%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.53%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.76%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (9.92%) XML
2 4 (3.05%) Web Services
2 4 (3.05%) .NET
3 3 (2.29%) WebSphere MQ
3 3 (2.29%) WebSphere Message Broker
4 2 (1.53%) Apache Camel
4 2 (1.53%) ActiveMQ
4 2 (1.53%) Spring
4 2 (1.53%) Ajax
4 2 (1.53%) Java EE
4 2 (1.53%) jQuery
4 2 (1.53%) J2EE
4 2 (1.53%) JSP
4 2 (1.53%) SOAP
4 2 (1.53%) Struts
5 1 (0.76%) Middleware
5 1 (0.76%) CSS
5 1 (0.76%) HTML
5 1 (0.76%) YUI
5 1 (0.76%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 8 (6.11%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (3.05%) SCORM
3 2 (1.53%) FlexPod
3 2 (1.53%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (1.53%) Fat Client
3 2 (1.53%) Client/Server
3 2 (1.53%) Management Information System
3 2 (1.53%) Mainframe
3 2 (1.53%) Thin Client
4 1 (0.76%) GIS
4 1 (0.76%) CMDB
4 1 (0.76%) Life Science
4 1 (0.76%) PKI
4 1 (0.76%) CESG
4 1 (0.76%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 17 (12.98%) Windows
2 14 (10.69%) UNIX
3 13 (9.92%) Linux
4 2 (1.53%) Windows 8
5 1 (0.76%) AIX
5 1 (0.76%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.76%) Android
5 1 (0.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.76%) Windows Phone
5 1 (0.76%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (25.19%) CRM
2 16 (12.21%) Migration
3 15 (11.45%) E-business
4 12 (9.16%) ITIL
4 12 (9.16%) Information Security
5 11 (8.40%) Business Intelligence
5 11 (8.40%) EAM
6 9 (6.87%) Data Migration
7 8 (6.11%) Cash Management
8 7 (5.34%) Workflow
8 7 (5.34%) SIEM
9 6 (4.58%) Change Control
9 6 (4.58%) Technical Analysis
9 6 (4.58%) Kalman Filter
9 6 (4.58%) Use Case
9 6 (4.58%) Test Scripting
9 6 (4.58%) PRINCE2
9 6 (4.58%) ERP
10 5 (3.82%) Stakeholder Management
10 5 (3.82%) Knowledge Management
Programming Languages
1 33 (25.19%) SQL
2 9 (6.87%) Java
3 7 (5.34%) PL/SQL
4 4 (3.05%) Perl
5 3 (2.29%) JavaScript
6 2 (1.53%) PowerShell
6 2 (1.53%) XPath
6 2 (1.53%) C
6 2 (1.53%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.76%) C#
7 1 (0.76%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 45 (34.35%) Security Cleared
2 44 (33.59%) SC Cleared
3 8 (6.11%) CISSP
4 2 (1.53%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (1.53%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.76%) ACCA
5 1 (0.76%) MBA
5 1 (0.76%) CIMA
5 1 (0.76%) MCSE
5 1 (0.76%) CCIE
5 1 (0.76%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.76%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (0.76%) NCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (6.87%) QA
2 1 (0.76%) BS7799
2 1 (0.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.76%) GxP
2 1 (0.76%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (1.53%) SRDF
1 2 (1.53%) VMware ESXi
1 2 (1.53%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.76%) Firmware
2 1 (0.76%) NFS
2 1 (0.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.76%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 6 (4.58%) Nessus
2 2 (1.53%) BladeLogic
3 1 (0.76%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.76%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (0.76%) CA SiteMinder
3 1 (0.76%) EMC NetWorker
3 1 (0.76%) SCCM
3 1 (0.76%) SCOrch
3 1 (0.76%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 74 (56.49%) Oracle
2 12 (9.16%) SAP
2 12 (9.16%) Microsoft
3 10 (7.63%) Cisco
4 7 (5.34%) ArcSight
5 6 (4.58%) EMC
6 5 (3.82%) IBM
7 3 (2.29%) VMware
7 3 (2.29%) Business Objects
7 3 (2.29%) Brocade
7 3 (2.29%) Syclo
7 3 (2.29%) Aruba
8 2 (1.53%) Sun
8 2 (1.53%) HP
8 2 (1.53%) McAfee
8 2 (1.53%) CA
8 2 (1.53%) NetApp
8 2 (1.53%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.76%) Sage
9 1 (0.76%) Juniper
Cheshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 16 days ago