The first table below looks at the demand for the Consultant role in IT contracts advertised for the Knutsford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Consultant in their job title over the 3 months to 23 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Knutsford region.

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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Consultant
Rank 13 10 11
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 4 10 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Knutsford 6.45% 11.36% 9.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.78% 12.05% 10.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 7 5
Average daily rate £250 £288 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.04% -6.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £420 £420
% change year-on-year
+1.19% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £42.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -
Job Titles Category
Knutsford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
59 83 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Knutsford 95.16% 94.32% 89.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 58 38
Average daily rate £375 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £226 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £475 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £16.64 £15.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.90% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%
Consultant
Cheshire

Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in Knutsford

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

Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in Knutsford

Consultant
Daily Rate Trend in Knutsford

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

Consultant Daily Rate Trend in Knutsford

Consultant
Hourly Rate Trend in Knutsford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Consultant across the Knutsford region.

Consultant Hourly Rate Trend in Knutsford

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Knutsford

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Knutsford region that cited 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 Consultant in their job title.

1 7 (58.33%) Windows
1 7 (58.33%) Active Directory
2 6 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 6 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (33.33%) XenApp
3 4 (33.33%) Finance
3 4 (33.33%) Citrix
4 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 3 (25.00%) MS Excel
4 3 (25.00%) JBoss
4 3 (25.00%) Tomcat
4 3 (25.00%) WebSphere Application Server
4 3 (25.00%) UNIX
4 3 (25.00%) VMware
4 3 (25.00%) VMware ESX
4 3 (25.00%) XenServer
4 3 (25.00%) WebSphere
4 3 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (25.00%) Cyber-Ark
5 2 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (16.67%) Financial Institution
5 2 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (16.67%) Banking
5 2 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (16.67%) IIS
5 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
5 2 (16.67%) Linux
5 2 (16.67%) SharePoint
5 2 (16.67%) MS Exchange

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Knutsford by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Knutsford region that cited 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 Consultant in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (25.00%) Tomcat
1 3 (25.00%) WebSphere Application Server
1 3 (25.00%) WebSphere
2 2 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (16.67%) IIS
2 2 (16.67%) SharePoint
2 2 (16.67%) MS Exchange
3 1 (8.33%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 3 (25.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (33.33%) Finance
2 2 (16.67%) Financial Institution
2 2 (16.67%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) CSS
1 1 (8.33%) Middleware
Operating Systems
1 7 (58.33%) Windows
2 6 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 6 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (25.00%) UNIX
3 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (16.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (8.33%) Migration
1 1 (8.33%) Service Delivery
1 1 (8.33%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) Java
System Software
1 7 (58.33%) Active Directory
2 4 (33.33%) XenApp
3 3 (25.00%) VMware ESX
3 3 (25.00%) XenServer
3 3 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (8.33%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) Tivoli
1 1 (8.33%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 4 (33.33%) Citrix
2 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (25.00%) JBoss
2 3 (25.00%) VMware
2 3 (25.00%) Cyber-Ark
3 1 (8.33%) Cisco
3 1 (8.33%) IBM
3 1 (8.33%) Sun
3 1 (8.33%) AppSense