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 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Consultant
Rank 15 - 14
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 15 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Knutsford 11.72% - 4.92%
As % of the Job Titles category 12.71% - 5.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 0 1
Average daily rate £451 - £250
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £440 £425
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £36.25 £41.50
% change year-on-year
+24.13% -12.65%
Consultant
Cheshire

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
118 54 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Knutsford 92.19% 96.43% 98.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 36 32
Average daily rate £425 £381 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.47% +17.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £320 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £500 £462
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £15.77
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Knutsford

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Consultant across the Knutsford region over the 3 months to 29 April 2016.

Consultant Daily Rate Histogram 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 29 April 2016, 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 11 (50.00%) DevOps
2 9 (40.91%) Java
2 9 (40.91%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (40.91%) Continuous Integration
3 8 (36.36%) Test Automation
3 8 (36.36%) Finance
4 7 (31.82%) Microsoft
4 7 (31.82%) Windows
5 6 (27.27%) MS Excel
5 6 (27.27%) .NET
5 6 (27.27%) Code Coverage
5 6 (27.27%) TDD
5 6 (27.27%) Software Engineering
5 6 (27.27%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (22.73%) SpecFlow
7 4 (18.18%) WebSphere
7 4 (18.18%) Degree
7 4 (18.18%) TestComplete
7 4 (18.18%) Clustering
7 4 (18.18%) WebSphere MQ
7 4 (18.18%) Jenkins
8 3 (13.64%) Opscode Chef
8 3 (13.64%) SSL
8 3 (13.64%) WebSphere Application Server
8 3 (13.64%) JBoss
8 3 (13.64%) Banking
8 3 (13.64%) IBM Integration Bus
8 3 (13.64%) Git (software)
8 3 (13.64%) Puppet
9 2 (9.09%) TeamCity

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Knutsford by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 4 (18.18%) WebSphere
2 3 (13.64%) JBoss
2 3 (13.64%) WebSphere Application Server
3 2 (9.09%) Apache
4 1 (4.55%) WebLogic
Applications
1 6 (27.27%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.55%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 3 (13.64%) SSL
2 2 (9.09%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.55%) DB2
Development Applications
1 6 (27.27%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (22.73%) SpecFlow
3 4 (18.18%) Jenkins
3 4 (18.18%) TestComplete
4 3 (13.64%) Git (software)
5 2 (9.09%) TeamCity
6 1 (4.55%) Ant
6 1 (4.55%) Artifactory
6 1 (4.55%) ClearCase
6 1 (4.55%) Eclipse
6 1 (4.55%) Gradle
6 1 (4.55%) Hudson
6 1 (4.55%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (4.55%) Subversion
6 1 (4.55%) Vagrant
General
1 8 (36.36%) Finance
2 3 (13.64%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (27.27%) .NET
2 4 (18.18%) WebSphere MQ
3 3 (13.64%) IBM Integration Bus
4 2 (9.09%) Middleware
5 1 (4.55%) AngularJS
5 1 (4.55%) HTML
5 1 (4.55%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 4 (18.18%) Clustering
2 1 (4.55%) Client/Server
2 1 (4.55%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 7 (31.82%) Windows
2 2 (9.09%) Unix
3 1 (4.55%) Linux
3 1 (4.55%) Windows Server
3 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (50.00%) DevOps
2 9 (40.91%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (40.91%) Continuous Integration
3 8 (36.36%) Test Automation
4 6 (27.27%) Code Coverage
4 6 (27.27%) Software Engineering
4 6 (27.27%) TDD
5 2 (9.09%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
5 2 (9.09%) Migration
5 2 (9.09%) Project Management
6 1 (4.55%) Change Management
6 1 (4.55%) Incident Management
6 1 (4.55%) Information Security
6 1 (4.55%) ISMS
6 1 (4.55%) Mentoring
6 1 (4.55%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (4.55%) Security Auditing
6 1 (4.55%) SOA
6 1 (4.55%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 9 (40.91%) Java
2 2 (9.09%) Jython
2 2 (9.09%) Python
2 2 (9.09%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (18.18%) Degree
2 1 (4.55%) CCEA
2 1 (4.55%) Citrix Certification
Systems Management
1 3 (13.64%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (13.64%) Puppet
2 1 (4.55%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 7 (31.82%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.55%) Citrix
2 1 (4.55%) Red Hat
2 1 (4.55%) Splunk