The first table below looks at the demand 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 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Cheshire region.

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 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Consultant
Rank 13 22 29
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +7
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 68 57 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 8.48% 7.42% 4.99%
As % of the Job Titles category 9.05% 8.11% 5.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 28 17
Average daily rate
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£425 £403 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.49% +7.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £350 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £478
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £423 £425
% change year-on-year
+0.59% -0.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £27.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+5.45% -15.38%
Job Titles Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
751 703 784
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 93.64% 91.54% 93.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 392 292 433
Average daily rate £375 £325 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -2.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £212 £200 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 48 45
Average hourly rate £15.00 £31.56 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-52.46% +57.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £12.16 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Consultant
North West

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 2014.

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 2014. 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 -10 14 £468 +8.72% 7
Chester -3 5 £365 -10.03% 2
Crewe +2 1 - -
Runcorn - - - -
Wilmslow - - - - 3
Daresbury - - - -
Consultant
North West

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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 41 (31.54%) Finance
2 31 (23.85%) SQL
3 27 (20.77%) Oracle
4 24 (18.46%) SC Cleared
4 24 (18.46%) Security Cleared
5 21 (16.15%) Information Security
6 19 (14.62%) Oracle EBS R12
6 19 (14.62%) CRM
6 19 (14.62%) Microsoft
6 19 (14.62%) Oracle EBS
7 17 (13.08%) Oracle BI EE
8 16 (12.31%) Banking
9 14 (10.77%) Migration
9 14 (10.77%) Stakeholder Management
9 14 (10.77%) SAP
9 14 (10.77%) SQL Server
9 14 (10.77%) Oracle Internet Expenses
10 13 (10.00%) Security Management
11 12 (9.23%) Cisco
11 12 (9.23%) Oracle iRecruitment
12 11 (8.46%) Windows
13 10 (7.69%) SharePoint
14 9 (6.92%) Security Architecture
14 9 (6.92%) Cisco Certification
14 9 (6.92%) Juniper
14 9 (6.92%) MS Excel
14 9 (6.92%) Risk Management
14 9 (6.92%) Oracle Payroll
15 8 (6.15%) Service Delivery
15 8 (6.15%) Firewall

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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 10 (7.69%) SharePoint
2 7 (5.38%) IIS
3 4 (3.08%) Exchange Server 2007
3 4 (3.08%) SharePoint 2010
3 4 (3.08%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (3.08%) MS Exchange
3 4 (3.08%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (1.54%) Oracle Workflow
4 2 (1.54%) NetWeaver
4 2 (1.54%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.77%) Adobe CQ
5 1 (0.77%) Lync
5 1 (0.77%) ArcGIS
5 1 (0.77%) ArcSDE
5 1 (0.77%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.77%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 9 (6.92%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.31%) MS Project
3 2 (1.54%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 19 (14.62%) Oracle EBS
1 19 (14.62%) Oracle EBS R12
2 14 (10.77%) Oracle Internet Expenses
3 12 (9.23%) Oracle iRecruitment
4 9 (6.92%) Oracle Payroll
5 3 (2.31%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (1.54%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (1.54%) SAP PP
6 2 (1.54%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (1.54%) SAP SD
7 1 (0.77%) SAP MM
7 1 (0.77%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.31%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.54%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (6.15%) Firewall
2 7 (5.38%) MPLS
2 7 (5.38%) OSPF
2 7 (5.38%) BGP
3 4 (3.08%) TCP/IP
4 3 (2.31%) DNS
4 3 (2.31%) SSL
4 3 (2.31%) Internet
5 2 (1.54%) VPN
5 2 (1.54%) Cisco IOS
5 2 (1.54%) Junos
6 1 (0.77%) Unified Communications
6 1 (0.77%) NetScaler
6 1 (0.77%) Network Security
6 1 (0.77%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.77%) FTP
6 1 (0.77%) HTTP
6 1 (0.77%) SAN
6 1 (0.77%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (13.08%) Oracle BI EE
2 14 (10.77%) SQL Server
3 6 (4.62%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (4.62%) Relational Database
4 5 (3.85%) BODI
4 5 (3.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (3.85%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (3.08%) QlikView
5 4 (3.08%) SAP Data Services
6 3 (2.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (1.54%) SAP BW
7 2 (1.54%) DB2
7 2 (1.54%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (1.54%) MS Access
8 1 (0.77%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.77%) IBM InfoSphere
8 1 (0.77%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.77%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 2 (1.54%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (0.77%) Maven
2 1 (0.77%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.77%) Visual Studio
General
1 41 (31.54%) Finance
2 16 (12.31%) Banking
3 5 (3.85%) Local Government
4 3 (2.31%) Marketing
4 3 (2.31%) Automotive
5 1 (0.77%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.77%) Back Office
5 1 (0.77%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.62%) .NET
2 3 (2.31%) JSP
2 3 (2.31%) Web Services
2 3 (2.31%) LAMP
2 3 (2.31%) SAP Basis
3 2 (1.54%) SAP XI
4 1 (0.77%) HTML
4 1 (0.77%) BAPI
4 1 (0.77%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (0.77%) CSS
4 1 (0.77%) Application Packaging
4 1 (0.77%) WebSphere Message Broker
4 1 (0.77%) jQuery
4 1 (0.77%) RESTful
4 1 (0.77%) Visualforce
4 1 (0.77%) OSGi
4 1 (0.77%) Regular Expression
4 1 (0.77%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 7 (5.38%) Management Information System
2 6 (4.62%) GIS
3 3 (2.31%) Data Protection Act
3 3 (2.31%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.54%) NHS
4 2 (1.54%) SecurID
5 1 (0.77%) Replication
5 1 (0.77%) Data Integration
5 1 (0.77%) Mobile Computing
5 1 (0.77%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 11 (8.46%) Windows
2 5 (3.85%) Windows Server 2003
2 5 (3.85%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (3.85%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (3.08%) UNIX
4 1 (0.77%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (16.15%) Information Security
2 19 (14.62%) CRM
3 14 (10.77%) Migration
3 14 (10.77%) Stakeholder Management
4 13 (10.00%) Security Management
5 9 (6.92%) Risk Management
5 9 (6.92%) Security Architecture
6 8 (6.15%) Service Delivery
7 7 (5.38%) Business Intelligence
7 7 (5.38%) Data Analysis
8 6 (4.62%) ITIL
8 6 (4.62%) Validation
8 6 (4.62%) Data Migration
9 5 (3.85%) Dimensional Modelling
9 5 (3.85%) Change Management
9 5 (3.85%) ETL
10 4 (3.08%) Service Management
10 4 (3.08%) Workflow
10 4 (3.08%) Kimball Methodology
10 4 (3.08%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 31 (23.85%) SQL
2 6 (4.62%) Java
3 3 (2.31%) C
3 3 (2.31%) Perl
3 3 (2.31%) ABAP
4 2 (1.54%) VBA
4 2 (1.54%) PowerShell
4 2 (1.54%) PL/SQL
4 2 (1.54%) T-SQL
4 2 (1.54%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.77%) C#
5 1 (0.77%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 24 (18.46%) SC Cleared
1 24 (18.46%) Security Cleared
2 9 (6.92%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (3.85%) CCNP
4 4 (3.08%) CCIE
5 3 (2.31%) CISSP
6 2 (1.54%) SAP Certification
7 1 (0.77%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.77%) PMP
7 1 (0.77%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.77%) CISM
7 1 (0.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (0.77%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.54%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.77%) BS7799
2 1 (0.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.77%) QA
System Software
1 8 (6.15%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.54%) vSphere
2 2 (1.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.77%) XenApp
3 1 (0.77%) XenServer
3 1 (0.77%) XenDesktop
3 1 (0.77%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 1 (0.77%) Veritas File System
3 1 (0.77%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 4 (3.08%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 3 (2.31%) Tivoli
3 2 (1.54%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 27 (20.77%) Oracle
2 19 (14.62%) Microsoft
3 14 (10.77%) SAP
4 12 (9.23%) Cisco
5 9 (6.92%) Juniper
6 8 (6.15%) F5
7 7 (5.38%) Riverbed
8 5 (3.85%) Business Objects
8 5 (3.85%) Cyber-Ark
9 4 (3.08%) IBM
9 4 (3.08%) Tableau
9 4 (3.08%) EMC
9 4 (3.08%) TIBCO
10 3 (2.31%) Remedy
10 3 (2.31%) VMware
10 3 (2.31%) Akamai
10 3 (2.31%) Brocade
11 2 (1.54%) McAfee
11 2 (1.54%) Symantec
11 2 (1.54%) Cognos
Chester, Cheshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheshire
Robert Walters
Rate: £350 - £500 per day + Dependent on experience
Posted: 6 days ago
Knutsford
Huxley Associates
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 10 days ago