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 31 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Consultant
Rank 21 14 19
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +5
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 66 67 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 6.76% 8.41% 7.66%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.32% 8.96% 8.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 32 28
Average daily rate
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£450 £425 £403
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +5.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £364 £400 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £445 £425 £423
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +0.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £52.00 £29.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+79.31% +5.45%
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
902 748 705
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 92.32% 93.85% 91.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 551 391 291
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 £288 £213 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 61 47
Average hourly rate £16.92 £15.50 £31.56
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.16% -50.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £9.00 £12.11
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -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 31 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 31 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 -4 9 £406 +11.23% 5
Macclesfield 0 7 £438 +9.37% 4
Knutsford -6 7 £463 +8.82%
Warrington -10 7 £550 +17.64% 8
Crewe -3 4 £438 - 1
Alderley Edge - 2 - -
Consultant
North West

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 31 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 29 (23.02%) Finance
2 23 (18.25%) Oracle
2 23 (18.25%) SAP
3 22 (17.46%) SQL
4 18 (14.29%) Migration
4 18 (14.29%) Microsoft
4 18 (14.29%) Oracle EBS R12
5 16 (12.70%) Oracle EBS
6 13 (10.32%) Windows
6 13 (10.32%) CRM
6 13 (10.32%) Data Centre
7 12 (9.52%) Business Intelligence
8 11 (8.73%) VMware
8 11 (8.73%) Agile Software Development
8 11 (8.73%) Banking
9 10 (7.94%) Stakeholder Management
9 10 (7.94%) ABAP
9 10 (7.94%) VMware Infrastructure
10 9 (7.14%) Mentoring
10 9 (7.14%) DevOps
10 9 (7.14%) Java
10 9 (7.14%) PL/SQL
11 8 (6.35%) Web Services
11 8 (6.35%) Workflow
11 8 (6.35%) SAN
11 8 (6.35%) Project Management
11 8 (6.35%) Pharmaceutical
11 8 (6.35%) Information Security
11 8 (6.35%) Oracle Applications
11 8 (6.35%) Local Government

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 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 (3.17%) Oracle Workflow
2 2 (1.59%) SAS
2 2 (1.59%) NetWeaver
2 2 (1.59%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (0.79%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.79%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.79%) SAP Portal
3 1 (0.79%) Confluence
3 1 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 6 (4.76%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.38%) MS Office
3 1 (0.79%) MS Project
3 1 (0.79%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.79%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 18 (14.29%) Oracle EBS R12
2 16 (12.70%) Oracle EBS
3 8 (6.35%) Oracle Applications
4 5 (3.97%) SAP FI
4 5 (3.97%) Oracle HRMS
4 5 (3.97%) Dynamics CRM
4 5 (3.97%) SAP FI/CO
4 5 (3.97%) SAP CO
5 3 (2.38%) Oracle Payroll
6 2 (1.59%) Oracle General Ledger
6 2 (1.59%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (1.59%) Oracle iRecruitment
7 1 (0.79%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.79%) SAP HCM
7 1 (0.79%) SAP FI-GL
7 1 (0.79%) SAP GRC
7 1 (0.79%) SAP PM
7 1 (0.79%) Oracle CRM
7 1 (0.79%) SAP HR
7 1 (0.79%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 7 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (4.76%) Route 53
2 6 (4.76%) Amazon EC2
2 6 (4.76%) Amazon S3
2 6 (4.76%) Amazon ELB
3 1 (0.79%) IBM Blueworks
3 1 (0.79%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.79%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (6.35%) SAN
1 8 (6.35%) NAS
2 6 (4.76%) Firewall
2 6 (4.76%) LAN
2 6 (4.76%) WAN
3 4 (3.17%) Internet
3 4 (3.17%) DNS
4 2 (1.59%) DHCP
4 2 (1.59%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.79%) Extranet
5 1 (0.79%) Intranet
5 1 (0.79%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (0.79%) VLAN
5 1 (0.79%) Fibre Channel
5 1 (0.79%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (0.79%) NX-OS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.76%) SAP BW
2 5 (3.97%) Oracle BI EE
2 5 (3.97%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (3.17%) BusinessObjects
3 4 (3.17%) Relational Database
3 4 (3.17%) SAP BI
3 4 (3.17%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (2.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (2.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (1.59%) QlikView
5 2 (1.59%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
5 2 (1.59%) SQL Server
5 2 (1.59%) Crystal Reports
5 2 (1.59%) Xcelsius
6 1 (0.79%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.79%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.79%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (0.79%) Big Data
6 1 (0.79%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.79%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 7 (5.56%) Maven
1 7 (5.56%) Jenkins
2 6 (4.76%) Hudson
3 4 (3.17%) Oracle Forms
4 3 (2.38%) Subversion
4 3 (2.38%) Git (software)
5 2 (1.59%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 2 (1.59%) Axure RP
6 1 (0.79%) FishEye
6 1 (0.79%) Gradle
6 1 (0.79%) Artifactory
6 1 (0.79%) LSMW
6 1 (0.79%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.79%) JIRA
General
1 29 (23.02%) Finance
2 11 (8.73%) Banking
3 8 (6.35%) Pharmaceutical
3 8 (6.35%) Local Government
4 6 (4.76%) Manufacturing
5 4 (3.17%) Retail
6 3 (2.38%) Marketing
7 2 (1.59%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.79%) Advertising
8 1 (0.79%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.79%) Law
8 1 (0.79%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (6.35%) Web Services
2 5 (3.97%) Middleware
3 4 (3.17%) Web Dynpro
3 4 (3.17%) Spring
4 3 (2.38%) SAP Smart Forms
4 3 (2.38%) HTML
4 3 (2.38%) SAP Business Workflow
5 2 (1.59%) HTML5
5 2 (1.59%) .NET
5 2 (1.59%) CSS
5 2 (1.59%) jQuery
6 1 (0.79%) XML
6 1 (0.79%) EDI
6 1 (0.79%) Flask
Miscellaneous
1 13 (10.32%) Data Centre
2 4 (3.17%) Enterprise Storage
2 4 (3.17%) Replication
3 3 (2.38%) Management Information System
3 3 (2.38%) Data Conversion
3 3 (2.38%) FlexPod
3 3 (2.38%) User Experience
3 3 (2.38%) Visualisation
4 2 (1.59%) CMDB
4 2 (1.59%) PKI
4 2 (1.59%) GIS
5 1 (0.79%) HACMP
5 1 (0.79%) SCADA
5 1 (0.79%) FMCG
5 1 (0.79%) iSeries
5 1 (0.79%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 13 (10.32%) Windows
2 6 (4.76%) CentOS
3 5 (3.97%) Linux
4 3 (2.38%) Data ONTAP
5 2 (1.59%) UNIX
5 2 (1.59%) AIX
6 1 (0.79%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.79%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (14.29%) Migration
2 13 (10.32%) CRM
3 12 (9.52%) Business Intelligence
4 11 (8.73%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (7.94%) Stakeholder Management
6 9 (7.14%) DevOps
6 9 (7.14%) Mentoring
7 8 (6.35%) Workflow
7 8 (6.35%) Project Management
7 8 (6.35%) Information Security
7 8 (6.35%) Continuous Integration
8 7 (5.56%) Business Analysis
8 7 (5.56%) ETL
8 7 (5.56%) Service Delivery
8 7 (5.56%) Coaching
9 6 (4.76%) Auto-Scaling
9 6 (4.76%) Security Management
9 6 (4.76%) Data Migration
9 6 (4.76%) Open Source
9 6 (4.76%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 22 (17.46%) SQL
2 10 (7.94%) ABAP
3 9 (7.14%) Java
3 9 (7.14%) PL/SQL
4 6 (4.76%) C
5 4 (3.17%) PowerShell
5 4 (3.17%) JavaScript
6 3 (2.38%) Python
6 3 (2.38%) SAPscript
7 2 (1.59%) Perl
7 2 (1.59%) C#
8 1 (0.79%) C++
8 1 (0.79%) R
8 1 (0.79%) PHP
8 1 (0.79%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.79%) Objective-C
8 1 (0.79%) Jython
8 1 (0.79%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 5 (3.97%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 5 (3.97%) Security Cleared
2 4 (3.17%) CISSP
2 4 (3.17%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (3.17%) SC Cleared
3 3 (2.38%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (2.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 3 (2.38%) CCNA
3 3 (2.38%) NCIE
3 3 (2.38%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (1.59%) CCNP
4 2 (1.59%) MCSE
5 1 (0.79%) CCIE
5 1 (0.79%) A+ Certification
5 1 (0.79%) CEH
5 1 (0.79%) Degree
5 1 (0.79%) VCAP
5 1 (0.79%) NCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.35%) QA
2 5 (3.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (3.17%) ISO 9001
4 3 (2.38%) GMP
5 2 (1.59%) SLA
5 2 (1.59%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.79%) GAMP
System Software
1 10 (7.94%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (3.97%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.79%) NFS
3 1 (0.79%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (6.35%) Puppet
2 6 (4.76%) Vagrant
2 6 (4.76%) SCCM
3 4 (3.17%) OpenView
4 2 (1.59%) SCOM
4 2 (1.59%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.79%) StatsD
5 1 (0.79%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 23 (18.25%) Oracle
1 23 (18.25%) SAP
2 18 (14.29%) Microsoft
3 11 (8.73%) VMware
4 6 (4.76%) HP
4 6 (4.76%) Red Hat
5 4 (3.17%) Veritas
5 4 (3.17%) Cisco
5 4 (3.17%) Veeam
6 3 (2.38%) ServiceNow
6 3 (2.38%) NetApp
7 2 (1.59%) Citrix
7 2 (1.59%) BMC
7 2 (1.59%) IBM
7 2 (1.59%) BT
7 2 (1.59%) Teradata
8 1 (0.79%) Wonderware
8 1 (0.79%) Netezza
8 1 (0.79%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.79%) ArcSight
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Posted: 2 days ago
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Posted: 3 days ago
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Cheshire
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Posted: 4 days ago
Cheshire
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Rate: £350 - £500 per day
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