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 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Consultant
Rank 21 13 26
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +13
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 65 75 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 6.78% 9.78% 6.75%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.45% 10.37% 7.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 31 25
Average daily rate £425 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £300 £319
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £530 £509
UK excluding London average daily rate £430 £425 £425
% change year-on-year
+1.17% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £56.25 £25.00 £24.75
% change year-on-year
+125.00% +1.01%
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
873 723 817
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 91.03% 94.26% 95.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 550 422 407
Average daily rate £400 £388 £348
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +11.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £267 £275 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 52 71
Average hourly rate £16.00 £18.50 £22.55
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.51% -17.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.00 £12.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £41.50 £42.38
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 14 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Consultant within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 14 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Warrington -15 26 £550 +7.36% 1
Knutsford -1 6 £400 -
Runcorn +4 5 £375 - 1
Chester -9 4 £425 -5.55% 4
Crewe -3 3 - - 2
Macclesfield -5 2 £350 -
Consultant
North West

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 32 (23.19%) Migration
2 24 (17.39%) Java
3 22 (15.94%) Finance
4 18 (13.04%) SAP
5 17 (12.32%) Windows
6 16 (11.59%) Internet
6 16 (11.59%) Microsoft
6 16 (11.59%) Mentoring
7 14 (10.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 14 (10.14%) HP
7 14 (10.14%) ISO 9001
8 13 (9.42%) Active Directory
8 13 (9.42%) Oracle
9 11 (7.97%) IBM
9 11 (7.97%) QA
9 11 (7.97%) Agile Software Development
9 11 (7.97%) VMware
9 11 (7.97%) Jenkins
9 11 (7.97%) Security Cleared
10 10 (7.25%) SC Cleared
10 10 (7.25%) Data Centre
10 10 (7.25%) Billing
11 9 (6.52%) Enterprise Architecture
11 9 (6.52%) SQL
11 9 (6.52%) MS Excel
11 9 (6.52%) Telecoms
11 9 (6.52%) DevOps
11 9 (6.52%) Office 365
11 9 (6.52%) Git (software)
12 8 (5.80%) Windows Server

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 7 (5.07%) SharePoint
1 7 (5.07%) SharePoint 2013
2 6 (4.35%) SharePoint 2010
2 6 (4.35%) WebSphere
3 5 (3.62%) Exchange Server 2013
3 5 (3.62%) JBoss
3 5 (3.62%) MS Exchange
3 5 (3.62%) WebSphere Application Server
4 3 (2.17%) Apache
4 3 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (2.17%) NetWeaver
5 2 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (1.45%) Oracle Workflow
5 2 (1.45%) Skype for Business
5 2 (1.45%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.72%) Confluence
6 1 (0.72%) MQSeries
Applications
1 9 (6.52%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.17%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (2.17%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.72%) InfoPath
3 1 (0.72%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (4.35%) Dynamics AX
2 5 (3.62%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (3.62%) Oracle EBS R12
3 4 (2.90%) SAP HR
4 3 (2.17%) SAP HCM
4 3 (2.17%) SAP SRM
5 2 (1.45%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (1.45%) Line 500
5 2 (1.45%) Oracle Payroll
5 2 (1.45%) Sage 1000
5 2 (1.45%) Sage X3
6 1 (0.72%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.72%) Maximo
6 1 (0.72%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.72%) Oracle HRMS
6 1 (0.72%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.72%) SAP CO
6 1 (0.72%) SAP FI
6 1 (0.72%) SAP FI/CO
6 1 (0.72%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 9 (6.52%) Office 365
2 4 (2.90%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (2.17%) AWS CloudFormation
3 3 (2.17%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
4 1 (0.72%) AdWords
Communications & Networking
1 16 (11.59%) Internet
2 5 (3.62%) SSL
3 4 (2.90%) Firewall
3 4 (2.90%) HTTP
4 3 (2.17%) DNS
4 3 (2.17%) LAN
4 3 (2.17%) VPN
4 3 (2.17%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (1.45%) NAS
5 2 (1.45%) SAN
5 2 (1.45%) WAN
5 2 (1.45%) Wireless
6 1 (0.72%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (0.72%) IPsec
6 1 (0.72%) Network Security
6 1 (0.72%) Remote Desktop
6 1 (0.72%) Skype
6 1 (0.72%) SSH
6 1 (0.72%) Unified Communications
6 1 (0.72%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (5.07%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.90%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (2.90%) SAP BW
3 3 (2.17%) BusinessObjects
3 3 (2.17%) Oracle Reports
3 3 (2.17%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (2.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (2.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (2.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (1.45%) Ingres
4 2 (1.45%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.45%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.45%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.72%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (0.72%) DB2
5 1 (0.72%) MS Access
5 1 (0.72%) Oracle Discoverer
5 1 (0.72%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 11 (7.97%) Jenkins
2 9 (6.52%) Git (software)
3 7 (5.07%) TeamCity
4 4 (2.90%) Hudson
5 2 (1.45%) Eclipse
5 2 (1.45%) JIRA
5 2 (1.45%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (0.72%) AdminStudio
6 1 (0.72%) Maven
6 1 (0.72%) MSI
6 1 (0.72%) Selenium
6 1 (0.72%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (0.72%) Talend Open Studio
6 1 (0.72%) WATIR
6 1 (0.72%) WebDriver
General
1 22 (15.94%) Finance
2 10 (7.25%) Billing
3 9 (6.52%) Telecoms
4 7 (5.07%) Banking
5 6 (4.35%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (1.45%) Local Government
6 2 (1.45%) Retail
7 1 (0.72%) Advertising
7 1 (0.72%) Back Office
7 1 (0.72%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.72%) Legal
7 1 (0.72%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.72%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (5.07%) Spring
2 6 (4.35%) Middleware
2 6 (4.35%) WebSphere MQ
3 5 (3.62%) JSON
3 5 (3.62%) WSDL
4 4 (2.90%) IBM Integration Bus
4 4 (2.90%) SAP Basis
5 2 (1.45%) Flash
5 2 (1.45%) HTML
5 2 (1.45%) HTML5
6 1 (0.72%) AngularJS
6 1 (0.72%) Oracle Fusion
6 1 (0.72%) SAP PI
6 1 (0.72%) SAPUI5
6 1 (0.72%) Web Services
6 1 (0.72%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (7.25%) Data Centre
2 8 (5.80%) Clustering
3 3 (2.17%) Replication
4 2 (1.45%) DLPAR
4 2 (1.45%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (1.45%) Enterprise Storage
4 2 (1.45%) HACMP
4 2 (1.45%) Handset
4 2 (1.45%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.72%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (0.72%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.72%) Data Structures
5 1 (0.72%) IVR
5 1 (0.72%) Mainframe
5 1 (0.72%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.72%) NHS
5 1 (0.72%) PKI
5 1 (0.72%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 17 (12.32%) Windows
2 8 (5.80%) Windows Server
3 6 (4.35%) Linux
3 6 (4.35%) Unix
4 5 (3.62%) AIX
5 4 (2.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (2.90%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (2.17%) Solaris
6 3 (2.17%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (1.45%) Android
7 2 (1.45%) Apple iOS
7 2 (1.45%) Windows 7
7 2 (1.45%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (23.19%) Migration
2 16 (11.59%) Mentoring
3 11 (7.97%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (6.52%) DevOps
4 9 (6.52%) Enterprise Architecture
5 8 (5.80%) ERP
6 7 (5.07%) Business Intelligence
7 6 (4.35%) Validation
8 5 (3.62%) Information Security
8 5 (3.62%) Performance Tuning
8 5 (3.62%) User Acceptance Testing
9 4 (2.90%) Change Management
9 4 (2.90%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (2.90%) CRM
9 4 (2.90%) ETL
9 4 (2.90%) Integration Testing
9 4 (2.90%) Test Scripting
10 3 (2.17%) Quality Management
10 3 (2.17%) Service Management
10 3 (2.17%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 24 (17.39%) Java
2 9 (6.52%) SQL
3 6 (4.35%) JavaScript
4 5 (3.62%) PL/SQL
5 4 (2.90%) ABAP
5 4 (2.90%) Perl
6 3 (2.17%) Jython
6 3 (2.17%) PowerShell
7 2 (1.45%) Groovy
7 2 (1.45%) Python
7 2 (1.45%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.72%) C
8 1 (0.72%) Delphi
8 1 (0.72%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.72%) VBA
Qualifications
1 11 (7.97%) Security Cleared
2 10 (7.25%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.72%) CCNP
3 1 (0.72%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (0.72%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (0.72%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (10.14%) ISO 9001
1 14 (10.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (7.97%) QA
3 5 (3.62%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 5 (3.62%) GAMP
3 5 (3.62%) GMP
4 1 (0.72%) COBIT
4 1 (0.72%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.72%) Val IT
System Software
1 13 (9.42%) Active Directory
2 7 (5.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.17%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (1.45%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 2 (1.45%) Veritas File System
4 2 (1.45%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 2 (1.45%) VMware ESX
4 2 (1.45%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (1.45%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (2.90%) SCCM
2 3 (2.17%) Puppet
3 2 (1.45%) AirWatch
3 2 (1.45%) CA Wily
4 1 (0.72%) Dollar Universe
4 1 (0.72%) OpenView
4 1 (0.72%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.72%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.72%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 18 (13.04%) SAP
2 16 (11.59%) Microsoft
3 14 (10.14%) HP
4 13 (9.42%) Oracle
5 11 (7.97%) IBM
5 11 (7.97%) VMware
6 5 (3.62%) Citrix
6 5 (3.62%) Red Hat
7 3 (2.17%) Cisco
7 3 (2.17%) Sage
7 3 (2.17%) Veritas
8 2 (1.45%) Avaya
8 2 (1.45%) EMC
8 2 (1.45%) Intel Security
8 2 (1.45%) ServiceNow
9 1 (0.72%) BMC
9 1 (0.72%) Dell
9 1 (0.72%) Genesys
9 1 (0.72%) Siemens
9 1 (0.72%) Sun
Runcorn, Cheshire
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Cheshire
Nigel Frank International
Posted: 18 days ago