The table below looks at the statistics for the IT 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 IT Consultant in their job title over the 3 months to 31 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 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.

Location
3 months to
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IT Consultant
Rank - 74 71
Contract jobs requiring an IT Consultant 0 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire - 0.22% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.25% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Average daily rate
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- £615 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £410 £418 £350
% change year-on-year
-1.79% +19.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £7.00 £18.97 £24.52
% change year-on-year
-63.09% -22.61%
IT 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
725 805 792
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 90.97% 88.17% 92.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 391 388 424
Average daily rate £388 £331 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.98% -5.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £235 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £540 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 67 34
Average hourly rate £16.16 £31.56 £15.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-48.78% +106.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.90 £11.00 £11.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £44.90 £62.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -5.71%

IT Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing IT Consultant in the job title across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

IT Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

IT Consultant
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing IT Consultant across the Cheshire region.

IT Consultant Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

IT 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 IT Consultant within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 31 October 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 - - - - 1
IT Consultant
North West

IT Consultant
Top 14 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region that cited IT 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 IT Consultant in their job title.

1 2 (100.00%) CISSP
1 2 (100.00%) Information Security
2 1 (50.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 1 (50.00%) Degree
2 1 (50.00%) Risk Analysis
2 1 (50.00%) CISM
2 1 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (50.00%) Risk Assessment
2 1 (50.00%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (50.00%) BS7799
2 1 (50.00%) ITIL
2 1 (50.00%) UNIX
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco

IT Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region that cited IT 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 IT Consultant in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

General
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Information Security
2 1 (50.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 1 (50.00%) Risk Analysis
2 1 (50.00%) ITIL
2 1 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (50.00%) Risk Assessment
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) CISSP
2 1 (50.00%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (50.00%) CISM
2 1 (50.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) BS7799
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco