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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Consultant
Rank 13 14 12
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 3 9 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Knutsford 4.69% 6.52% 1.79%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.92% 7.56% 1.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 7 1
Average daily rate
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- £275 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -29.03%
UK excluding London average daily rate £436 £425 £425
% change year-on-year
+2.64% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £21.33 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+28.92% -43.12%
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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
61 119 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Knutsford 95.31% 86.23% 92.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 57 43
Average daily rate £375 £368 £356
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.04% +3.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £182 £176 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £500 £414
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £15.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 24 December 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 (87.50%) Banking
2 5 (62.50%) Finance
3 4 (50.00%) Security Management
4 3 (37.50%) Risk Management
4 3 (37.50%) Validation
4 3 (37.50%) Change Management
4 3 (37.50%) Firewall
4 3 (37.50%) TCP/IP
4 3 (37.50%) Java
5 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
5 2 (25.00%) J2EE
5 2 (25.00%) Oracle
5 2 (25.00%) JUnit
5 2 (25.00%) JSP
5 2 (25.00%) SOAP
5 2 (25.00%) Struts
5 2 (25.00%) XML
5 2 (25.00%) HTTPS
5 2 (25.00%) Information Security
5 2 (25.00%) MVC
5 2 (25.00%) ActiveMQ
5 2 (25.00%) SSH
5 2 (25.00%) Spring
5 2 (25.00%) Ajax
5 2 (25.00%) Security Architecture
5 2 (25.00%) Java EE
5 2 (25.00%) XPath
5 2 (25.00%) jQuery
5 2 (25.00%) Apache Camel
6 1 (12.50%) Bash Shell

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Knutsford by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 1 (12.50%) WebSphere Application Server
1 1 (12.50%) WebLogic
1 1 (12.50%) Tomcat
1 1 (12.50%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 3 (37.50%) TCP/IP
1 3 (37.50%) Firewall
2 2 (25.00%) SSH
2 2 (25.00%) HTTPS
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) JUnit
General
1 7 (87.50%) Banking
2 5 (62.50%) Finance
3 1 (12.50%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) J2EE
1 2 (25.00%) JSP
1 2 (25.00%) SOAP
1 2 (25.00%) Struts
1 2 (25.00%) XML
1 2 (25.00%) ActiveMQ
1 2 (25.00%) Spring
1 2 (25.00%) Ajax
1 2 (25.00%) Java EE
1 2 (25.00%) jQuery
1 2 (25.00%) Apache Camel
2 1 (12.50%) Middleware
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Security Management
2 3 (37.50%) Change Management
2 3 (37.50%) Risk Management
2 3 (37.50%) Validation
3 2 (25.00%) Information Security
3 2 (25.00%) Security Architecture
3 2 (25.00%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) Java
2 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (25.00%) XPath
3 1 (12.50%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) CISSP
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Oracle