The table below looks at the statistics 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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Consultant
Rank 8 18 11
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 6 8 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Knutsford 11.11% 4.91% 3.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 12.24% 5.44% 3.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 7 0
Average daily rate
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£425 £295 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+44.06% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £30.00 £36.75
% change year-on-year
-8.33% -18.36%
Consultant
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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 Knutsford 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
Knutsford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
49 147 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Knutsford 90.74% 90.18% 91.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 65 47
Average daily rate £425 £380 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.84% +4.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £225 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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

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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 19 September 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 8 (66.67%) Finance
2 7 (58.33%) Security Management
2 7 (58.33%) Banking
3 4 (33.33%) Risk Management
3 4 (33.33%) Change Management
3 4 (33.33%) Firewall
3 4 (33.33%) Validation
3 4 (33.33%) Information Security
3 4 (33.33%) TCP/IP
4 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 3 (25.00%) Active Directory
4 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (25.00%) SQL Server
4 3 (25.00%) IIS
4 3 (25.00%) Windows
4 3 (25.00%) MS Excel
4 3 (25.00%) SharePoint
4 3 (25.00%) MS Exchange
4 3 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (25.00%) Cyber-Ark
5 2 (16.67%) Security Architecture
6 1 (8.33%) ServiceNow
6 1 (8.33%) Retail
6 1 (8.33%) ITSM
6 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
6 1 (8.33%) Web Services

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Knutsford by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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%) IIS
1 3 (25.00%) SharePoint
1 3 (25.00%) MS Exchange
1 3 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 3 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 3 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 3 (25.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (33.33%) Firewall
1 4 (33.33%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (25.00%) SQL Server
General
1 8 (66.67%) Finance
2 7 (58.33%) Banking
3 1 (8.33%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 3 (25.00%) Windows
1 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (58.33%) Security Management
2 4 (33.33%) Risk Management
2 4 (33.33%) Change Management
2 4 (33.33%) Validation
2 4 (33.33%) Information Security
3 2 (16.67%) Security Architecture
4 1 (8.33%) ITSM
4 1 (8.33%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) Java
1 1 (8.33%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) CISSP
System Software
1 3 (25.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (25.00%) Cyber-Ark
2 1 (8.33%) ServiceNow