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 20 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Consultant
Rank 7 20 13
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 9 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Knutsford 14.06% 3.40% 1.56%
As % of the Job Titles category 15.52% 3.82% 1.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 0
Average daily rate
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£425 £323 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.78% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £420 £425
% change year-on-year
+1.19% -1.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £26.25 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-14.28% -19.23%
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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
58 131 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Knutsford 90.63% 89.12% 93.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 60 52
Average daily rate £425 £380 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.84% +10.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £225 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £484
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.68
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.98%

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 20 August 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 9 (69.23%) Finance
2 8 (61.54%) Banking
3 7 (53.85%) Security Management
4 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (30.77%) TCP/IP
4 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
4 4 (30.77%) Active Directory
4 4 (30.77%) Windows
4 4 (30.77%) MS Excel
4 4 (30.77%) Change Management
4 4 (30.77%) Firewall
4 4 (30.77%) Validation
4 4 (30.77%) Information Security
4 4 (30.77%) Risk Management
4 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (30.77%) Cyber-Ark
5 3 (23.08%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (23.08%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (23.08%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (23.08%) SharePoint
5 3 (23.08%) MS Exchange
5 3 (23.08%) SQL Server
5 3 (23.08%) IIS
6 2 (15.38%) Security Architecture
7 1 (7.69%) ServiceNow
7 1 (7.69%) Web Services
7 1 (7.69%) Java
7 1 (7.69%) JavaScript
7 1 (7.69%) CISSP

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Knutsford by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 (23.08%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (23.08%) Exchange Server 2003
1 3 (23.08%) Exchange Server 2007
1 3 (23.08%) SharePoint
1 3 (23.08%) MS Exchange
1 3 (23.08%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (30.77%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (30.77%) TCP/IP
1 4 (30.77%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (23.08%) SQL Server
General
1 9 (69.23%) Finance
2 8 (61.54%) Banking
3 1 (7.69%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2003
1 4 (30.77%) Windows
1 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2008
1 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (53.85%) Security Management
2 4 (30.77%) Change Management
2 4 (30.77%) Validation
2 4 (30.77%) Information Security
2 4 (30.77%) Risk Management
3 2 (15.38%) Security Architecture
4 1 (7.69%) Service Management
4 1 (7.69%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.69%) Java
1 1 (7.69%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) CISSP
System Software
1 4 (30.77%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
1 4 (30.77%) Cyber-Ark
2 1 (7.69%) ServiceNow