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 24 June 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
24 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Consultant
Rank 28 24 18
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 62 68 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 6.75% 6.79% 7.75%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.16% 7.18% 8.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 31 36
Median daily rate £425 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £387 £340 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £525 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £435 £425
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +2.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £62.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £49.95 £47.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+5.15% +28.37%
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
866 947 773
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 94.23% 94.51% 95.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 627 566 419
Median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.16% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 49 44
Median hourly rate £15.00 £15.77 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.88% -1.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.20 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.40 £33.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.45 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.11% -2.18%

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 24 June 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 24 June 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 +12 23 £438 -10.25%
Warrington -9 8 £375 -11.76% 4
Chester -10 8 £481 +15.82%
Macclesfield -2 2 £525 +20.00%
Runcorn - 2 £420 -
Consultant
North West

Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 (25.20%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (23.62%) Microsoft
3 28 (22.05%) Java
3 28 (22.05%) DevOps
4 26 (20.47%) Finance
5 23 (18.11%) Continuous Integration
6 22 (17.32%) Test Automation
6 22 (17.32%) MS Excel
7 21 (16.54%) Windows
8 19 (14.96%) Software Engineering
9 18 (14.17%) .NET
9 18 (14.17%) Migration
10 17 (13.39%) Code Coverage
10 17 (13.39%) TDD
10 17 (13.39%) Team Foundation Server
11 15 (11.81%) Oracle
11 15 (11.81%) SQL
12 14 (11.02%) Degree
12 14 (11.02%) SpecFlow
13 13 (10.24%) TestComplete
14 12 (9.45%) SC Cleared
14 12 (9.45%) Security Cleared
15 10 (7.87%) Business Intelligence
15 10 (7.87%) Banking
15 10 (7.87%) Data Centre
16 9 (7.09%) Office 365
16 9 (7.09%) Talend
16 9 (7.09%) Talend Open Studio
16 9 (7.09%) Oracle EBS R12
16 9 (7.09%) CRM

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 6 (4.72%) SharePoint
1 6 (4.72%) SharePoint 2013
1 6 (4.72%) Skype for Business
2 5 (3.94%) Oracle Workflow
2 5 (3.94%) SharePoint 2010
3 4 (3.15%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (2.36%) MS Exchange
5 2 (1.57%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.79%) JBoss
6 1 (0.79%) WebSphere
Applications
1 22 (17.32%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.79%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 9 (7.09%) Oracle EBS
1 9 (7.09%) Oracle EBS R12
2 5 (3.94%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (3.15%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (1.57%) SAP SRM
5 1 (0.79%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.79%) Oracle Payroll
5 1 (0.79%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.79%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.79%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.79%) SAP GRC
5 1 (0.79%) SAP MM
5 1 (0.79%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 9 (7.09%) Office 365
2 5 (3.94%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (2.36%) Veeva
4 1 (0.79%) Amazon Kinesis
4 1 (0.79%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.79%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.72%) Skype
2 5 (3.94%) Internet
3 3 (2.36%) Firewall
4 2 (1.57%) DHCP
4 2 (1.57%) DNS
4 2 (1.57%) LAN
4 2 (1.57%) VPN
5 1 (0.79%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (0.79%) IPsec
5 1 (0.79%) Network Security
5 1 (0.79%) PBX
5 1 (0.79%) SAN
5 1 (0.79%) SSH
5 1 (0.79%) SSL
5 1 (0.79%) VLAN
5 1 (0.79%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (5.51%) Oracle Reports
2 5 (3.94%) Amazon Redshift
2 5 (3.94%) Oracle BI EE
3 4 (3.15%) Data Mart
3 4 (3.15%) Essbase
4 3 (2.36%) SQL Server
4 3 (2.36%) Star Schema
5 2 (1.57%) OLAP
5 2 (1.57%) Oracle OLAP
5 2 (1.57%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.79%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.79%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.79%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.79%) DB2
6 1 (0.79%) MySQL
6 1 (0.79%) Oracle Discoverer
6 1 (0.79%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.79%) SAP BI
6 1 (0.79%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 17 (13.39%) Team Foundation Server
2 14 (11.02%) SpecFlow
3 13 (10.24%) TestComplete
4 9 (7.09%) Talend Open Studio
5 6 (4.72%) Oracle Forms
6 5 (3.94%) Git (software)
6 5 (3.94%) Jenkins
7 4 (3.15%) TeamCity
8 3 (2.36%) ERwin
8 3 (2.36%) Gradle
8 3 (2.36%) Vagrant
9 2 (1.57%) Sonatype Nexus
10 1 (0.79%) Ant
10 1 (0.79%) Artifactory
10 1 (0.79%) ClearCase
10 1 (0.79%) JIRA
10 1 (0.79%) Subversion
General
1 26 (20.47%) Finance
2 10 (7.87%) Banking
3 5 (3.94%) Billing
3 5 (3.94%) Pharmaceutical
3 5 (3.94%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.57%) Advertising
5 1 (0.79%) Corporate Banking
5 1 (0.79%) Local Government
5 1 (0.79%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (14.17%) .NET
2 5 (3.94%) Middleware
3 4 (3.15%) MDX
4 1 (0.79%) AngularJS
4 1 (0.79%) HTML
4 1 (0.79%) HTML5
4 1 (0.79%) J2EE
4 1 (0.79%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (0.79%) SAP PI
4 1 (0.79%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (7.87%) Data Centre
2 3 (2.36%) Video Conferencing
2 3 (2.36%) Virtual Team
3 2 (1.57%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (1.57%) CESG
3 2 (1.57%) Mainframe
3 2 (1.57%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.79%) CESG CLAS
4 1 (0.79%) Data Integration
4 1 (0.79%) Data Structures
4 1 (0.79%) Fat Client
4 1 (0.79%) HACMP
4 1 (0.79%) Smart Meter
4 1 (0.79%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 21 (16.54%) Windows
2 6 (4.72%) AIX
2 6 (4.72%) Solaris
3 4 (3.15%) Unix
4 3 (2.36%) HPUX
4 3 (2.36%) Linux
5 2 (1.57%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.79%) Embedded Linux
6 1 (0.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.79%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.79%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.79%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.79%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (25.20%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (22.05%) DevOps
3 23 (18.11%) Continuous Integration
4 22 (17.32%) Test Automation
5 19 (14.96%) Software Engineering
6 18 (14.17%) Migration
7 17 (13.39%) Code Coverage
7 17 (13.39%) TDD
8 10 (7.87%) Business Intelligence
9 9 (7.09%) CRM
9 9 (7.09%) Project Management
10 8 (6.30%) Analytics
10 8 (6.30%) Mentoring
11 7 (5.51%) Business Analysis
11 7 (5.51%) ETL
11 7 (5.51%) Incident Management
11 7 (5.51%) Workflow
12 6 (4.72%) Data Modelling
13 5 (3.94%) Change Management
13 5 (3.94%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 28 (22.05%) Java
2 15 (11.81%) SQL
3 8 (6.30%) PL/SQL
4 4 (3.15%) Python
4 4 (3.15%) Ruby
5 3 (2.36%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.79%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.79%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 14 (11.02%) Degree
2 12 (9.45%) SC Cleared
2 12 (9.45%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.57%) CCEA
3 2 (1.57%) Citrix Certification
3 2 (1.57%) CLAS
4 1 (0.79%) CESG Certified Professional
4 1 (0.79%) HNC
4 1 (0.79%) IBM AIX Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (3.94%) ISO 9001
3 2 (1.57%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 2 (1.57%) GAMP
3 2 (1.57%) GMP
3 2 (1.57%) QA
4 1 (0.79%) COBIT
4 1 (0.79%) JSP 440
4 1 (0.79%) Val IT
System Software
1 4 (3.15%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.79%) Docker
2 1 (0.79%) GPFS
2 1 (0.79%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (4.72%) Opscode Chef
1 6 (4.72%) Puppet
2 2 (1.57%) SCCM
3 1 (0.79%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.79%) Rundeck
3 1 (0.79%) SCOM
Vendors
1 30 (23.62%) Microsoft
2 15 (11.81%) Oracle
3 9 (7.09%) Talend
4 7 (5.51%) SAP
5 5 (3.94%) HP
5 5 (3.94%) Splunk
6 4 (3.15%) Hyperion
6 4 (3.15%) Sun
7 3 (2.36%) Ab Initio
7 3 (2.36%) Citrix
7 3 (2.36%) IBM
7 3 (2.36%) Informatica
7 3 (2.36%) MicroStrategy
8 1 (0.79%) Brocade
8 1 (0.79%) Cisco
8 1 (0.79%) EMC
8 1 (0.79%) Palo Alto
8 1 (0.79%) Polycom
8 1 (0.79%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.79%) VMware