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 3 December 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
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Consultant
Rank 32 15 10
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 28 74 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 4.25% 7.47% 9.99%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.47% 7.91% 10.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 42 23
Median daily rate £463 £450 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £350 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £548 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £443
% change year-on-year
- +1.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £60.00 £15.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+300.00% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £42.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-66.66% +52.72%
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
627 935 704
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 95.14% 94.35% 95.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 462 659 374
Median daily rate £413 £410 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.60% +9.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.24% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 37 51
Median hourly rate £15.15 £17.50 £16.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.42% +8.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £33.00 £43.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.85
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +7.25%

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 3 December 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 3 December 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 -3 10 £550 +12.82% 1
Chester +3 5 £438 -12.50% 2
Macclesfield +1 3 £500 -
Knutsford +2 1 - -
Runcorn -1 1 £475 +26.66%
Consultant
North West

Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 3 December 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 23 (31.51%) Finance
2 20 (27.40%) Data Centre
3 16 (21.92%) Linux
4 14 (19.18%) Unix
4 14 (19.18%) Migration
5 12 (16.44%) Oracle
6 11 (15.07%) Microsoft
6 11 (15.07%) Amazon AWS
7 10 (13.70%) HPUX
8 9 (12.33%) Windows
8 9 (12.33%) HP
8 9 (12.33%) GAP Analysis
9 8 (10.96%) Firewall
10 7 (9.59%) Clustering
10 7 (9.59%) Agile Software Development
10 7 (9.59%) Hyperion
10 7 (9.59%) MS Excel
11 6 (8.22%) Threat Management
11 6 (8.22%) Splunk
11 6 (8.22%) SIEM
11 6 (8.22%) SAN
11 6 (8.22%) CISSP
11 6 (8.22%) Red Hat
12 5 (6.85%) Business Intelligence
12 5 (6.85%) ETL
12 5 (6.85%) Data Modelling
12 5 (6.85%) SQL
12 5 (6.85%) Banking
12 5 (6.85%) Information Security
12 5 (6.85%) Risk 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 3 (4.11%) JBoss
1 3 (4.11%) WebSphere
1 3 (4.11%) WebSphere Application Server
2 2 (2.74%) WebLogic
3 1 (1.37%) Apache
3 1 (1.37%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (1.37%) Tomcat
Applications
1 7 (9.59%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.11%) MS Office
3 1 (1.37%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (5.48%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.37%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (1.37%) Cognos TM1
2 1 (1.37%) HFM
2 1 (1.37%) Oracle FAH
2 1 (1.37%) SAP EWM
2 1 (1.37%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 11 (15.07%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (5.48%) AWS CloudTrail
3 2 (2.74%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (2.74%) Office 365
4 1 (1.37%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (1.37%) Amazon ELB
4 1 (1.37%) Amazon S3
4 1 (1.37%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.37%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 8 (10.96%) Firewall
2 6 (8.22%) SAN
3 4 (5.48%) Network Security
3 4 (5.48%) SSL
4 3 (4.11%) iSCSI
5 2 (2.74%) HTTPS
6 1 (1.37%) DHCP
6 1 (1.37%) HTTP
6 1 (1.37%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.48%) Amazon Redshift
1 4 (5.48%) Data Mart
1 4 (5.48%) Essbase
1 4 (5.48%) Oracle BI EE
2 3 (4.11%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (4.11%) MySQL
2 3 (4.11%) Relational Database
2 3 (4.11%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (2.74%) Crystal Reports
3 2 (2.74%) DB2
3 2 (2.74%) OLAP
3 2 (2.74%) Oracle OLAP
3 2 (2.74%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (2.74%) Star Schema
4 1 (1.37%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
4 1 (1.37%) GIS
4 1 (1.37%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 5 (6.85%) Talend Open Studio
2 4 (5.48%) Jenkins
3 3 (4.11%) ClearCase
3 3 (4.11%) StarTeam
4 2 (2.74%) Eclipse
4 2 (2.74%) ERwin
4 2 (2.74%) GitLab
4 2 (2.74%) Hudson
4 2 (2.74%) MSI
General
1 23 (31.51%) Finance
2 5 (6.85%) Banking
3 4 (5.48%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (2.74%) Advertising
4 2 (2.74%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.48%) MDX
1 4 (5.48%) Middleware
1 4 (5.48%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (1.37%) IBM Integration Bus
Miscellaneous
1 20 (27.40%) Data Centre
2 7 (9.59%) Clustering
3 3 (4.11%) Cryptography
3 3 (4.11%) Mainframe
4 2 (2.74%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.74%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (2.74%) Wiki
5 1 (1.37%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.37%) Data Integration
5 1 (1.37%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.37%) HACMP
5 1 (1.37%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.37%) PKI
5 1 (1.37%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 16 (21.92%) Linux
2 14 (19.18%) Unix
3 10 (13.70%) HPUX
4 9 (12.33%) Windows
5 4 (5.48%) AIX
5 4 (5.48%) Solaris
6 2 (2.74%) Windows Server
7 1 (1.37%) CentOS
7 1 (1.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.37%) Windows 10
7 1 (1.37%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.37%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (1.37%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (19.18%) Migration
2 9 (12.33%) GAP Analysis
3 7 (9.59%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (8.22%) SIEM
4 6 (8.22%) Threat Management
5 5 (6.85%) Business Intelligence
5 5 (6.85%) Data Modelling
5 5 (6.85%) ETL
5 5 (6.85%) Information Security
5 5 (6.85%) Performance Management
5 5 (6.85%) Risk Management
6 4 (5.48%) Analytics
6 4 (5.48%) CRM
6 4 (5.48%) DevOps
6 4 (5.48%) Mentoring
6 4 (5.48%) Performance Tuning
6 4 (5.48%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (5.48%) Vulnerability Management
6 4 (5.48%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 3 (4.11%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 5 (6.85%) PowerShell
1 5 (6.85%) SQL
2 4 (5.48%) Shell Script
3 3 (4.11%) Java
4 2 (2.74%) Bash Shell
4 2 (2.74%) Python
4 2 (2.74%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.37%) C
5 1 (1.37%) Jython
5 1 (1.37%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (8.22%) CISSP
2 5 (6.85%) Security Cleared
3 4 (5.48%) CISM
4 3 (4.11%) SC Cleared
5 2 (2.74%) SAP Certification
6 1 (1.37%) CLAS
6 1 (1.37%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.74%) 21 CFR Part 11
1 2 (2.74%) GAMP
1 2 (2.74%) GMP
2 1 (1.37%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 4 (5.48%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (4.11%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.11%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 2 (2.74%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 1 (1.37%) Docker
4 1 (1.37%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 4 (5.48%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (4.11%) Puppet
3 2 (2.74%) Nessus
3 2 (2.74%) yum
4 1 (1.37%) BladeLogic
4 1 (1.37%) CA Wily
4 1 (1.37%) SCCM
4 1 (1.37%) SCSM
Vendors
1 12 (16.44%) Oracle
2 11 (15.07%) Microsoft
3 9 (12.33%) HP
4 7 (9.59%) Hyperion
5 6 (8.22%) Red Hat
5 6 (8.22%) Splunk
6 5 (6.85%) Talend
6 5 (6.85%) VMware
7 4 (5.48%) SAP
8 3 (4.11%) Cognos
8 3 (4.11%) Veritas
9 2 (2.74%) ArcSight
9 2 (2.74%) Citrix
9 2 (2.74%) IBM
9 2 (2.74%) Thales
10 1 (1.37%) Barracuda Networks
10 1 (1.37%) CA
10 1 (1.37%) EMC
10 1 (1.37%) Tableau
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