The table below looks at the statistics for the Technical 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 Technical Consultant in their job title over the 3 months to 24 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Consultant
Rank 68 71 67
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Consultant 1 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.12% 0.33% 0.58%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.37% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
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£190 £300 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-36.66% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 £375
% change year-on-year
- +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £44.97 £43.48
% change year-on-year
-16.61% +3.42%
Technical 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
750 819 797
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 91.13% 89.41% 93.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 397 380 438
Average daily rate £380 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.92% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £520 £481
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 69 29
Average hourly rate £16.84 £31.56 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.63% +125.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £44.92 £58.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-0.24% -7.42%

Technical Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

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

Technical Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Technical Consultant
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Technical Consultant Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

Technical 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 Technical Consultant within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 24 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Northwich - - - -
Runcorn - - - -
Warrington - - - - 1
Wilmslow - - - -
Technical Consultant
North West

Technical Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region that cited Technical 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 Technical Consultant in their job title.

1 5 (50.00%) MPLS
1 5 (50.00%) OSPF
1 5 (50.00%) BGP
1 5 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
1 5 (50.00%) Juniper
1 5 (50.00%) Service Delivery
1 5 (50.00%) Cisco
1 5 (50.00%) Riverbed
1 5 (50.00%) F5
2 4 (40.00%) Active Directory
3 3 (30.00%) CCNP
3 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (30.00%) Windows
4 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
4 2 (20.00%) IIS
4 2 (20.00%) CCIE
4 2 (20.00%) MS Excel
4 2 (20.00%) SharePoint
4 2 (20.00%) MS Exchange
4 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (20.00%) Management Information System
4 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (20.00%) Cyber-Ark
4 2 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (20.00%) Banking
4 2 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (20.00%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (10.00%) PCI DSS

Technical Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region that cited Technical 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 Technical Consultant in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (20.00%) IIS
1 2 (20.00%) SharePoint
1 2 (20.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 2 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 2 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 2 (20.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (50.00%) MPLS
1 5 (50.00%) OSPF
1 5 (50.00%) BGP
2 2 (20.00%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (10.00%) LDAP
3 1 (10.00%) SMTP
3 1 (10.00%) SNMP
3 1 (10.00%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (20.00%) Banking
2 1 (10.00%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (30.00%) Windows
2 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (10.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) Service Delivery
2 1 (10.00%) ITSM
2 1 (10.00%) ITIL
2 1 (10.00%) Project Management
2 1 (10.00%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) Java
1 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 5 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (30.00%) CCNP
3 2 (20.00%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 5 (50.00%) Cisco
1 5 (50.00%) Juniper
1 5 (50.00%) Riverbed
1 5 (50.00%) F5
2 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (20.00%) Cyber-Ark
4 1 (10.00%) ServiceNow
4 1 (10.00%) VMware