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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IT Consultant
Rank 67 65 74
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +9
Contract jobs requiring an IT Consultant 1 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.12% 0.12% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.13% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Average daily rate
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- £597 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £410 £350 £388
% change year-on-year
+17.14% -9.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £20.00 £9.03
% change year-on-year
- +121.48%
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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
767 754 852
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 92.30% 91.39% 94.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 410 353 470
Average daily rate £375 £325 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £213 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 51 43
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 £8.50 £14.45 £12.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £44.93 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%

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
Top 15 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 (50.00%) Information Security
1 2 (50.00%) GAP Analysis
1 2 (50.00%) CISSP
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (25.00%) BS7799
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL
2 1 (25.00%) UNIX
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco
2 1 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (25.00%) CISM
2 1 (25.00%) Risk Assessment
2 1 (25.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 1 (25.00%) Degree
2 1 (25.00%) Risk Analysis

IT Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 (25.00%) Finance
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Information Security
1 2 (50.00%) GAP Analysis
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL
2 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (25.00%) Risk Assessment
2 1 (25.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 1 (25.00%) Risk Analysis
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) CISSP
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (25.00%) CISM
2 1 (25.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) BS7799
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Cisco