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 27 May 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
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Consultant
Rank 26 25 18
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 74 61 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 7.22% 6.20% 7.99%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.66% 6.52% 8.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 29 36
Median daily rate £425 £450 £406
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +10.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £408 £365 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £550 £514
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £62.50 £40.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+56.25% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £36.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year
+23.28% -18.88%
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
966 935 754
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 94.24% 95.02% 94.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 668 581 391
Median daily rate £425 £425 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +16.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 46 47
Median hourly rate £15.00 £16.16 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.17% -53.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £13.00 £10.91
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.54 £35.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.16 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.29% -2.06%

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 27 May 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 27 May 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
Knutsford +8 27 £450 -10.00% 1
Warrington -12 8 £282 -33.64%
Chester -5 7 £425 +2.28%
Crewe +9 6 £210 -63.47% 1
Runcorn - 3 £420 -
Consultant
North West

Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 32 (23.02%) Java
1 32 (23.02%) Microsoft
2 30 (21.58%) DevOps
3 28 (20.14%) Agile Software Development
4 24 (17.27%) MS Excel
5 23 (16.55%) Continuous Integration
6 22 (15.83%) Finance
7 21 (15.11%) Test Automation
8 18 (12.95%) Software Engineering
8 18 (12.95%) Windows
9 17 (12.23%) .NET
10 16 (11.51%) SQL
10 16 (11.51%) Migration
10 16 (11.51%) Code Coverage
10 16 (11.51%) TDD
10 16 (11.51%) Team Foundation Server
11 13 (9.35%) Degree
11 13 (9.35%) CRM
11 13 (9.35%) SpecFlow
12 12 (8.63%) Oracle
12 12 (8.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 12 (8.63%) TestComplete
12 12 (8.63%) SC Cleared
12 12 (8.63%) Security Cleared
13 11 (7.91%) Oracle EBS R12
13 11 (7.91%) Oracle EBS
13 11 (7.91%) Mentoring
13 11 (7.91%) Jenkins
14 10 (7.19%) Office 365
14 10 (7.19%) Data Centre

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 7 (5.04%) SharePoint
1 7 (5.04%) SharePoint 2013
2 6 (4.32%) Oracle Workflow
2 6 (4.32%) SharePoint 2010
2 6 (4.32%) Skype for Business
3 4 (2.88%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (2.16%) MS Exchange
4 3 (2.16%) WebSphere
5 2 (1.44%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (1.44%) JBoss
5 2 (1.44%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (0.72%) Apache
6 1 (0.72%) Confluence
6 1 (0.72%) WebLogic
Applications
1 24 (17.27%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.44%) MS Office
2 2 (1.44%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.72%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 11 (7.91%) Oracle EBS
1 11 (7.91%) Oracle EBS R12
2 7 (5.04%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (2.88%) Oracle Applications
4 3 (2.16%) Oracle Payroll
4 3 (2.16%) SAP SRM
5 1 (0.72%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.72%) Oracle HRMS
5 1 (0.72%) Radian6
5 1 (0.72%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.72%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.72%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.72%) SAP GRC
5 1 (0.72%) SAP MM
5 1 (0.72%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 10 (7.19%) Office 365
2 3 (2.16%) Veeva
3 1 (0.72%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.72%) Amazon Kinesis
3 1 (0.72%) Amazon S3
3 1 (0.72%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 10 (7.19%) Internet
2 6 (4.32%) Skype
3 3 (2.16%) SSL
4 2 (1.44%) DNS
4 2 (1.44%) Firewall
4 2 (1.44%) LAN
4 2 (1.44%) VPN
5 1 (0.72%) CTI
5 1 (0.72%) DHCP
5 1 (0.72%) HTTP
5 1 (0.72%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (0.72%) IPsec
5 1 (0.72%) Network Security
5 1 (0.72%) PBX
5 1 (0.72%) SAN
5 1 (0.72%) SSH
5 1 (0.72%) VLAN
5 1 (0.72%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (5.04%) Oracle Reports
2 4 (2.88%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.44%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (1.44%) Oracle Discoverer
3 2 (1.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.72%) Amazon Redshift
4 1 (0.72%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.72%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.72%) DB2
4 1 (0.72%) MySQL
4 1 (0.72%) Oracle BI EE
4 1 (0.72%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.72%) SAP BI
4 1 (0.72%) SAP BW
4 1 (0.72%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.72%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 16 (11.51%) Team Foundation Server
2 13 (9.35%) SpecFlow
3 12 (8.63%) TestComplete
4 11 (7.91%) Jenkins
5 10 (7.19%) Git (software)
6 9 (6.47%) TeamCity
7 6 (4.32%) Oracle Forms
8 5 (3.60%) Talend Open Studio
9 3 (2.16%) Gradle
9 3 (2.16%) Vagrant
10 2 (1.44%) JIRA
10 2 (1.44%) Sonatype Nexus
11 1 (0.72%) Ant
11 1 (0.72%) Artifactory
11 1 (0.72%) ClearCase
11 1 (0.72%) Eclipse
11 1 (0.72%) ERwin
11 1 (0.72%) Hudson
11 1 (0.72%) Subversion
General
1 22 (15.83%) Finance
2 10 (7.19%) Banking
2 10 (7.19%) Billing
3 9 (6.47%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.16%) Local Government
5 2 (1.44%) Advertising
5 2 (1.44%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.72%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (0.72%) Legal
6 1 (0.72%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (12.23%) .NET
2 5 (3.60%) Middleware
3 3 (2.16%) WebSphere MQ
4 2 (1.44%) IBM Integration Bus
4 2 (1.44%) XML
5 1 (0.72%) AngularJS
5 1 (0.72%) HTML
5 1 (0.72%) HTML5
5 1 (0.72%) J2EE
5 1 (0.72%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (0.72%) SAP PI
Miscellaneous
1 10 (7.19%) Data Centre
2 3 (2.16%) Clustering
2 3 (2.16%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (1.44%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (1.44%) CESG
4 1 (0.72%) CESG CLAS
4 1 (0.72%) Client/Server
4 1 (0.72%) Data Integration
4 1 (0.72%) Data Structures
4 1 (0.72%) Fat Client
4 1 (0.72%) HACMP
4 1 (0.72%) IVR
4 1 (0.72%) Mainframe
4 1 (0.72%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.72%) Replication
4 1 (0.72%) Social Media
4 1 (0.72%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 18 (12.95%) Windows
2 5 (3.60%) AIX
2 5 (3.60%) Solaris
3 4 (2.88%) Unix
4 3 (2.16%) Linux
5 2 (1.44%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.72%) Embedded Linux
6 1 (0.72%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.72%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.72%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.72%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (21.58%) DevOps
2 28 (20.14%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (16.55%) Continuous Integration
4 21 (15.11%) Test Automation
5 18 (12.95%) Software Engineering
6 16 (11.51%) Code Coverage
6 16 (11.51%) Migration
6 16 (11.51%) TDD
7 13 (9.35%) CRM
8 11 (7.91%) Mentoring
9 10 (7.19%) Business Intelligence
10 9 (6.47%) Enterprise Architecture
10 9 (6.47%) Project Management
11 8 (5.76%) Business Analysis
11 8 (5.76%) Workflow
12 6 (4.32%) Incident Management
13 5 (3.60%) Configuration Management
13 5 (3.60%) ETL
14 4 (2.88%) Change Management
14 4 (2.88%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 32 (23.02%) Java
2 16 (11.51%) SQL
3 10 (7.19%) PL/SQL
4 4 (2.88%) Python
4 4 (2.88%) Ruby
5 3 (2.16%) PowerShell
6 2 (1.44%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.72%) C
7 1 (0.72%) Jython
Qualifications
1 13 (9.35%) Degree
2 12 (8.63%) SC Cleared
2 12 (8.63%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.44%) CCEA
3 2 (1.44%) Citrix Certification
3 2 (1.44%) CLAS
4 1 (0.72%) CESG Certified Professional
4 1 (0.72%) HNC
4 1 (0.72%) IBM AIX Certification
4 1 (0.72%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (8.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (6.47%) ISO 9001
3 3 (2.16%) QA
4 2 (1.44%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 2 (1.44%) GAMP
4 2 (1.44%) GMP
5 1 (0.72%) COBIT
5 1 (0.72%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.72%) Val IT
System Software
1 2 (1.44%) Active Directory
1 2 (1.44%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.72%) Docker
2 1 (0.72%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 7 (5.04%) Puppet
2 6 (4.32%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.44%) SCCM
4 1 (0.72%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.72%) Rundeck
4 1 (0.72%) SCOM
Vendors
1 32 (23.02%) Microsoft
2 12 (8.63%) Oracle
3 8 (5.76%) SAP
4 5 (3.60%) Talend
5 4 (2.88%) Splunk
5 4 (2.88%) Sun
6 3 (2.16%) Ab Initio
6 3 (2.16%) HP
6 3 (2.16%) IBM
6 3 (2.16%) Informatica
6 3 (2.16%) MicroStrategy
7 2 (1.44%) Cisco
7 2 (1.44%) Citrix
7 2 (1.44%) Red Hat
7 2 (1.44%) VMware
8 1 (0.72%) Avaya
8 1 (0.72%) Brocade
8 1 (0.72%) EMC
8 1 (0.72%) Genesys
8 1 (0.72%) Polycom