The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Cheshire region that had Consultant featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 25 August 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Consultant
Rank 30 21 20
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 45 73 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 6.04% 6.91% 7.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.53% 7.23% 7.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 44 29
Median daily rate £500 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £350 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £445 £440 £425
% change year-on-year
+1.13% +3.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.00 £41.25 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+11.51% +83.33%
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
689 1009 823
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 92.48% 95.46% 94.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 493 634 450
Median daily rate £380 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £300 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 46 70
Median hourly rate £14.86 £16.16 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.04% +4.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £10.00 £8.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.63 £33.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +3.03%

Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Cheshire region that featured Consultant in the job title.

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 25 August 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Consultant within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 25 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington +18 16 £450 -18.18% 3
Knutsford +7 7 £488 +18.54% 1
Chester -6 4 £475 -
Macclesfield -5 2 £525 +16.66%
Consultant
North West

Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 25 August 2016, Consultant contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cheshire region featuring Consultant in the job title.

1 35 (28.93%) Finance
2 34 (28.10%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (23.97%) DevOps
4 28 (23.14%) Microsoft
5 25 (20.66%) Windows
6 24 (19.83%) Java
6 24 (19.83%) Continuous Integration
7 22 (18.18%) Test Automation
7 22 (18.18%) MS Excel
8 19 (15.70%) TDD
8 19 (15.70%) Software Engineering
9 18 (14.88%) .NET
9 18 (14.88%) Migration
9 18 (14.88%) Data Centre
10 17 (14.05%) Code Coverage
10 17 (14.05%) Team Foundation Server
11 16 (13.22%) Continuous Deployment
12 15 (12.40%) Oracle
13 14 (11.57%) Degree
13 14 (11.57%) SpecFlow
14 13 (10.74%) TestComplete
14 13 (10.74%) Banking
14 13 (10.74%) SQL
14 13 (10.74%) Linux
15 12 (9.92%) Amazon AWS
16 10 (8.26%) Talend Open Studio
16 10 (8.26%) Talend
16 10 (8.26%) HPUX
16 10 (8.26%) HP
17 9 (7.44%) Project Management

Consultant Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (3.31%) Oracle Workflow
1 4 (3.31%) SharePoint
1 4 (3.31%) SharePoint 2013
1 4 (3.31%) Skype for Business
2 3 (2.48%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (1.65%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (1.65%) JBoss
3 2 (1.65%) WebSphere
3 2 (1.65%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (0.83%) Apache
4 1 (0.83%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.83%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.83%) WebLogic
Applications
1 22 (18.18%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.83%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (4.96%) Oracle EBS
1 6 (4.96%) Oracle EBS R12
2 5 (4.13%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (2.48%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.83%) Oracle Payroll
4 1 (0.83%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.83%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.83%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.83%) SAP GRC
4 1 (0.83%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 12 (9.92%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (4.13%) Office 365
3 4 (3.31%) AWS CloudTrail
4 2 (1.65%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.83%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.83%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (0.83%) Amazon Kinesis
5 1 (0.83%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
5 1 (0.83%) Route 53
5 1 (0.83%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.13%) Firewall
2 4 (3.31%) Network Security
2 4 (3.31%) SAN
2 4 (3.31%) Skype
3 3 (2.48%) iSCSI
3 3 (2.48%) SSL
4 2 (1.65%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.83%) DHCP
5 1 (0.83%) HTTP
5 1 (0.83%) LDAP
5 1 (0.83%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.13%) Amazon Redshift
1 5 (4.13%) Oracle BI EE
1 5 (4.13%) Oracle Reports
2 4 (3.31%) Data Mart
2 4 (3.31%) Essbase
2 4 (3.31%) MySQL
3 3 (2.48%) SQL Server
3 3 (2.48%) Star Schema
4 2 (1.65%) OLAP
4 2 (1.65%) Oracle OLAP
4 2 (1.65%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.83%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.83%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.83%) DB2
5 1 (0.83%) GIS
5 1 (0.83%) Oracle Discoverer
5 1 (0.83%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 17 (14.05%) Team Foundation Server
2 14 (11.57%) SpecFlow
3 13 (10.74%) TestComplete
4 10 (8.26%) Talend Open Studio
5 7 (5.79%) Jenkins
6 4 (3.31%) ClearCase
6 4 (3.31%) Git (software)
6 4 (3.31%) Oracle Forms
7 3 (2.48%) ERwin
7 3 (2.48%) Gradle
7 3 (2.48%) StarTeam
7 3 (2.48%) TeamCity
7 3 (2.48%) Vagrant
8 2 (1.65%) GitLab
8 2 (1.65%) MSI
8 2 (1.65%) Sonatype Nexus
9 1 (0.83%) Eclipse
9 1 (0.83%) Hudson
9 1 (0.83%) JIRA
9 1 (0.83%) Subversion
General
1 35 (28.93%) Finance
2 13 (10.74%) Banking
3 4 (3.31%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (1.65%) Advertising
5 1 (0.83%) Corporate Banking
5 1 (0.83%) Local Government
5 1 (0.83%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (14.88%) .NET
2 4 (3.31%) MDX
3 3 (2.48%) Middleware
4 2 (1.65%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (0.83%) IBM Integration Bus
5 1 (0.83%) J2EE
5 1 (0.83%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 18 (14.88%) Data Centre
2 3 (2.48%) Video Conferencing
2 3 (2.48%) Virtual Team
3 2 (1.65%) CESG
3 2 (1.65%) Clustering
3 2 (1.65%) Data Integration
3 2 (1.65%) Mainframe
3 2 (1.65%) Management Information System
3 2 (1.65%) Wiki
4 1 (0.83%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (0.83%) CESG CLAS
4 1 (0.83%) Cryptography
4 1 (0.83%) Data Structures
4 1 (0.83%) Fat Client
4 1 (0.83%) PKI
4 1 (0.83%) Smart Meter
4 1 (0.83%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 25 (20.66%) Windows
2 13 (10.74%) Linux
3 10 (8.26%) HPUX
4 9 (7.44%) Unix
5 5 (4.13%) Solaris
6 3 (2.48%) AIX
6 3 (2.48%) Windows Server
7 2 (1.65%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.83%) CentOS
8 1 (0.83%) Embedded Linux
8 1 (0.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.83%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.83%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.83%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (28.10%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (23.97%) DevOps
3 24 (19.83%) Continuous Integration
4 22 (18.18%) Test Automation
5 19 (15.70%) Software Engineering
5 19 (15.70%) TDD
6 18 (14.88%) Migration
7 17 (14.05%) Code Coverage
8 16 (13.22%) Continuous Deployment
9 9 (7.44%) GAP Analysis
9 9 (7.44%) Project Management
10 8 (6.61%) ETL
11 7 (5.79%) Analytics
11 7 (5.79%) Business Analysis
11 7 (5.79%) Business Intelligence
11 7 (5.79%) CRM
11 7 (5.79%) Data Modelling
11 7 (5.79%) Information Security
11 7 (5.79%) Risk Management
11 7 (5.79%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (19.83%) Java
2 13 (10.74%) SQL
3 6 (4.96%) PL/SQL
3 6 (4.96%) Python
4 5 (4.13%) PowerShell
5 4 (3.31%) Ruby
5 4 (3.31%) Shell Script
6 2 (1.65%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.83%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.83%) Jython
Qualifications
1 14 (11.57%) Degree
2 8 (6.61%) SC Cleared
2 8 (6.61%) Security Cleared
3 4 (3.31%) CISM
3 4 (3.31%) CISSP
4 2 (1.65%) CCEA
4 2 (1.65%) Citrix Certification
4 2 (1.65%) CLAS
5 1 (0.83%) CESG Certified Professional
5 1 (0.83%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.65%) QA
3 1 (0.83%) JSP 440
System Software
1 4 (3.31%) Active Directory
1 4 (3.31%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.65%) Docker
Systems Management
1 9 (7.44%) Opscode Chef
1 9 (7.44%) Puppet
2 3 (2.48%) SCCM
3 2 (1.65%) yum
4 1 (0.83%) BladeLogic
4 1 (0.83%) CA Wily
4 1 (0.83%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.83%) Rundeck
4 1 (0.83%) SCOM
4 1 (0.83%) SCSM
Vendors
1 28 (23.14%) Microsoft
2 15 (12.40%) Oracle
3 10 (8.26%) HP
3 10 (8.26%) Talend
4 9 (7.44%) Splunk
5 5 (4.13%) Red Hat
6 4 (3.31%) Hyperion
6 4 (3.31%) VMware
7 3 (2.48%) Ab Initio
7 3 (2.48%) Citrix
7 3 (2.48%) Informatica
7 3 (2.48%) SAP
8 2 (1.65%) IBM
9 1 (0.83%) Brocade
9 1 (0.83%) CA
9 1 (0.83%) Cisco
9 1 (0.83%) EMC
9 1 (0.83%) MicroStrategy
9 1 (0.83%) Polycom
9 1 (0.83%) Sun
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