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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Consultant
Rank 33 18 19
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 40 76 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 5.03% 6.60% 7.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.40% 6.90% 7.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 49 23
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 £330 £350 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £493
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year
-0.05% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £42.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +55.55%
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
741 1101 755
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 93.09% 95.66% 93.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 527 756 395
Median daily rate £388 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.82% +9.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £295 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £518
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £355
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +7.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 47 76
Median hourly rate £14.00 £17.33 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.21% +8.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £9.23 £8.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.05 £31.25 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

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 1 October 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 1 October 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 +1 15 £513 -6.81% 3
Knutsford +5 4 £525 +24.26%
Chester -1 3 £425 -15.00% 1
Consultant
North West

Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 31 (30.39%) Finance
2 23 (22.55%) Microsoft
3 22 (21.57%) Agile Software Development
4 21 (20.59%) Windows
5 19 (18.63%) MS Excel
5 19 (18.63%) DevOps
5 19 (18.63%) Data Centre
6 15 (14.71%) Migration
6 15 (14.71%) Continuous Integration
7 14 (13.73%) TDD
8 13 (12.75%) Software Engineering
8 13 (12.75%) Unix
8 13 (12.75%) Linux
8 13 (12.75%) Java
8 13 (12.75%) .NET
8 13 (12.75%) Oracle
9 12 (11.76%) Code Coverage
9 12 (11.76%) Banking
9 12 (11.76%) Test Automation
9 12 (11.76%) Team Foundation Server
10 11 (10.78%) Amazon AWS
10 11 (10.78%) Degree
11 10 (9.80%) TestComplete
11 10 (9.80%) SpecFlow
11 10 (9.80%) HPUX
11 10 (9.80%) Continuous Deployment
12 9 (8.82%) GAP Analysis
12 9 (8.82%) SQL
12 9 (8.82%) HP
12 9 (8.82%) ETL

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 3 (2.94%) JBoss
1 3 (2.94%) WebSphere
1 3 (2.94%) WebSphere Application Server
2 2 (1.96%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.96%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (1.96%) SharePoint 2013
2 2 (1.96%) WebLogic
3 1 (0.98%) Apache
3 1 (0.98%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (0.98%) Tomcat
Applications
1 19 (18.63%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.98%) MS Office
2 1 (0.98%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (4.90%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.98%) HFM
2 1 (0.98%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.98%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.98%) Oracle FAH
2 1 (0.98%) Oracle Payroll
2 1 (0.98%) SAP CO
2 1 (0.98%) SAP EWM
2 1 (0.98%) SAP FI
2 1 (0.98%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (0.98%) SAP GRC
2 1 (0.98%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 11 (10.78%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (3.92%) AWS CloudTrail
3 2 (1.96%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (1.96%) Office 365
4 1 (0.98%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.98%) Amazon ELB
4 1 (0.98%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.98%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.98%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 8 (7.84%) Firewall
2 4 (3.92%) Network Security
2 4 (3.92%) SAN
2 4 (3.92%) SSL
3 3 (2.94%) iSCSI
4 2 (1.96%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.98%) DHCP
5 1 (0.98%) HTTP
5 1 (0.98%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.90%) Oracle BI EE
2 4 (3.92%) Amazon Redshift
2 4 (3.92%) Data Mart
2 4 (3.92%) Essbase
3 3 (2.94%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (2.94%) MySQL
3 3 (2.94%) SQL Server
4 2 (1.96%) Crystal Reports
4 2 (1.96%) DB2
4 2 (1.96%) OLAP
4 2 (1.96%) Oracle OLAP
4 2 (1.96%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.96%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (1.96%) Star Schema
5 1 (0.98%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.98%) GIS
5 1 (0.98%) Oracle Discoverer
5 1 (0.98%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 12 (11.76%) Team Foundation Server
2 10 (9.80%) SpecFlow
2 10 (9.80%) TestComplete
3 9 (8.82%) Talend Open Studio
4 7 (6.86%) Jenkins
5 3 (2.94%) ClearCase
5 3 (2.94%) Git (software)
5 3 (2.94%) Gradle
5 3 (2.94%) StarTeam
5 3 (2.94%) TeamCity
5 3 (2.94%) Vagrant
6 2 (1.96%) Eclipse
6 2 (1.96%) ERwin
6 2 (1.96%) GitLab
6 2 (1.96%) Hudson
6 2 (1.96%) MSI
7 1 (0.98%) JIRA
7 1 (0.98%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 31 (30.39%) Finance
2 12 (11.76%) Banking
3 3 (2.94%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (1.96%) Advertising
5 1 (0.98%) Corporate Banking
5 1 (0.98%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (12.75%) .NET
2 5 (4.90%) Middleware
3 4 (3.92%) MDX
3 4 (3.92%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (0.98%) IBM Integration Bus
4 1 (0.98%) J2EE
4 1 (0.98%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 19 (18.63%) Data Centre
2 4 (3.92%) Clustering
3 3 (2.94%) Cryptography
3 3 (2.94%) Mainframe
4 2 (1.96%) CESG
4 2 (1.96%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (1.96%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.96%) Wiki
5 1 (0.98%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (0.98%) CESG CLAS
5 1 (0.98%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.98%) Data Integration
5 1 (0.98%) Data Structures
5 1 (0.98%) PKI
5 1 (0.98%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 21 (20.59%) Windows
2 13 (12.75%) Linux
2 13 (12.75%) Unix
3 10 (9.80%) HPUX
4 4 (3.92%) Solaris
5 2 (1.96%) AIX
5 2 (1.96%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.98%) CentOS
6 1 (0.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.98%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.98%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.98%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (21.57%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (18.63%) DevOps
3 15 (14.71%) Continuous Integration
3 15 (14.71%) Migration
4 14 (13.73%) TDD
5 13 (12.75%) Software Engineering
6 12 (11.76%) Code Coverage
6 12 (11.76%) Test Automation
7 10 (9.80%) Continuous Deployment
8 9 (8.82%) ETL
8 9 (8.82%) GAP Analysis
9 8 (7.84%) Information Security
9 8 (7.84%) Project Management
10 6 (5.88%) Analytics
10 6 (5.88%) CRM
10 6 (5.88%) Data Modelling
10 6 (5.88%) Incident Management
10 6 (5.88%) Risk Management
10 6 (5.88%) SIEM
10 6 (5.88%) Threat Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (12.75%) Java
2 9 (8.82%) SQL
3 5 (4.90%) PowerShell
4 4 (3.92%) Shell Script
5 2 (1.96%) Bash Shell
5 2 (1.96%) PL/SQL
5 2 (1.96%) Python
5 2 (1.96%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.98%) C
6 1 (0.98%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.98%) Jython
Qualifications
1 11 (10.78%) Degree
2 7 (6.86%) Security Cleared
3 6 (5.88%) CISSP
4 5 (4.90%) SC Cleared
5 4 (3.92%) CISM
6 2 (1.96%) CCEA
6 2 (1.96%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (0.98%) CLAS
7 1 (0.98%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (1.96%) QA
2 1 (0.98%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 1 (0.98%) GAMP
2 1 (0.98%) GMP
System Software
1 4 (3.92%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (2.94%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.98%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (4.90%) Puppet
2 4 (3.92%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.96%) Nessus
3 2 (1.96%) SCCM
3 2 (1.96%) yum
4 1 (0.98%) BladeLogic
4 1 (0.98%) CA Wily
4 1 (0.98%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.98%) SCSM
Vendors
1 23 (22.55%) Microsoft
2 13 (12.75%) Oracle
3 9 (8.82%) HP
3 9 (8.82%) Splunk
3 9 (8.82%) Talend
4 7 (6.86%) Hyperion
5 6 (5.88%) Red Hat
6 4 (3.92%) SAP
6 4 (3.92%) VMware
7 3 (2.94%) Ab Initio
7 3 (2.94%) Citrix
7 3 (2.94%) Informatica
8 2 (1.96%) ArcSight
8 2 (1.96%) Cognos
8 2 (1.96%) IBM
9 1 (0.98%) Barracuda Networks
9 1 (0.98%) Brocade
9 1 (0.98%) CA
9 1 (0.98%) EMC
9 1 (0.98%) Tableau
Warrington, Cheshire
Robert Walters
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