The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Knutsford region that had Consultant featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 26 August 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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
26 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Consultant
Rank 8 14 7
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 6 6 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Knutsford 12.50% 5.61% 14.06%
As % of the Job Titles category 16.67% 5.88% 14.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 6
Median daily rate £488 £411 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.54% -3.23%
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.00 £41.25 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+11.51% +83.33%
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
36 102 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Knutsford 75.00% 95.33% 95.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 74 34
Median daily rate £425 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £480 £455
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 0
Median hourly rate £9.00 £12.39 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.33% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +3.03%

Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in Knutsford

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Knutsford region that featured Consultant in the job title.

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 Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Knutsford

For the 6 months to 26 August 2016, Consultant contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Knutsford region featuring Consultant in the job title.

1 19 (57.58%) DevOps
2 15 (45.45%) Continuous Integration
2 15 (45.45%) Windows
2 15 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (42.42%) Test Automation
4 13 (39.39%) Java
4 13 (39.39%) Finance
5 12 (36.36%) MS Excel
5 12 (36.36%) Code Coverage
5 12 (36.36%) .NET
5 12 (36.36%) Microsoft
5 12 (36.36%) TDD
5 12 (36.36%) Software Engineering
5 12 (36.36%) Team Foundation Server
6 11 (33.33%) SpecFlow
7 10 (30.30%) TestComplete
7 10 (30.30%) Degree
7 10 (30.30%) Continuous Deployment
8 7 (21.21%) Banking
9 6 (18.18%) Project Management
9 6 (18.18%) Splunk
10 4 (12.12%) Puppet
10 4 (12.12%) Git (software)
10 4 (12.12%) Incident Management
10 4 (12.12%) Jenkins
10 4 (12.12%) Change Management
11 3 (9.09%) Linux
11 3 (9.09%) Vagrant
11 3 (9.09%) Opscode Chef
11 3 (9.09%) Virtual Team

Consultant Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Knutsford by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 12 (36.36%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.06%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (6.06%) AWS CloudTrail
Development Applications
1 12 (36.36%) Team Foundation Server
2 11 (33.33%) SpecFlow
3 10 (30.30%) TestComplete
4 4 (12.12%) Git (software)
4 4 (12.12%) Jenkins
5 3 (9.09%) Gradle
5 3 (9.09%) TeamCity
5 3 (9.09%) Vagrant
6 2 (6.06%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (3.03%) Ant
7 1 (3.03%) Artifactory
7 1 (3.03%) ClearCase
7 1 (3.03%) JIRA
7 1 (3.03%) Subversion
General
1 13 (39.39%) Finance
2 7 (21.21%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (36.36%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.09%) Virtual Team
2 2 (6.06%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.03%) Cryptography
3 1 (3.03%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 15 (45.45%) Windows
2 3 (9.09%) Linux
3 2 (6.06%) Windows Server
4 1 (3.03%) Windows 10
4 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (57.58%) DevOps
2 15 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (45.45%) Continuous Integration
3 14 (42.42%) Test Automation
4 12 (36.36%) Code Coverage
4 12 (36.36%) Software Engineering
4 12 (36.36%) TDD
5 10 (30.30%) Continuous Deployment
6 6 (18.18%) Project Management
7 4 (12.12%) Change Management
7 4 (12.12%) Incident Management
8 2 (6.06%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
8 2 (6.06%) Information Security
8 2 (6.06%) Migration
9 1 (3.03%) Cybersecurity
9 1 (3.03%) ISMS
9 1 (3.03%) Security Auditing
9 1 (3.03%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 13 (39.39%) Java
2 2 (6.06%) Python
2 2 (6.06%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 10 (30.30%) Degree
2 2 (6.06%) CCEA
2 2 (6.06%) Citrix Certification
Systems Management
1 4 (12.12%) Puppet
2 3 (9.09%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (3.03%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 12 (36.36%) Microsoft
2 6 (18.18%) Splunk
3 2 (6.06%) Citrix