The median contractor rate for an Applications Consultant was £344 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cheshire during the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Application Consultant
North West / Cheshire
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 61 71 -
Rank change year-on-year +10 -  
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Consultant 2 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.32% 0.33% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.33% 0.35% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 0
Median daily rate £344 £452 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -23.94% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £450 £425
% change year-on-year -13.88% +5.88%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 599 862 902
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 94.78% 94.31% 94.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 414 626 551
Median daily rate £400 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 26 46
Median hourly rate £30.00 £15.00 £15.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +100.00% -4.88%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £21.80 £33.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

Applications Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire that featured Applications Consultant in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Applications Consultant in Cheshire

Applications Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Applications Consultant in Cheshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Applications Consultant in Cheshire

Applications Consultant
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Applications Consultant within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 28 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington - 2 £344 -
Applications Consultant
North West

Applications Consultant Skill Set
Top 20 Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, Applications 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 Cheshire region featuring Applications Consultant in the job title.

1 2 (100.00%) VBScript
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) LAN
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) MSI
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft App-V
1 2 (100.00%) Altiris
1 2 (100.00%) Requirements Analysis
1 2 (100.00%) Application Packaging
1 2 (100.00%) Software Packaging
1 2 (100.00%) SCCM
1 2 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 2 (100.00%) PowerShell
1 2 (100.00%) Software Distribution
1 2 (100.00%) Line Management
1 2 (100.00%) Patch Management
1 2 (100.00%) ThinApp
1 2 (100.00%) Application Virtualisation
1 2 (100.00%) Task Automation

Applications Consultant Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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:

Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) LAN
Development Applications
1 2 (100.00%) MSI
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) Software Packaging
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Application Packaging
1 2 (100.00%) Application Virtualisation
1 2 (100.00%) Line Management
1 2 (100.00%) Patch Management
1 2 (100.00%) Requirements Analysis
1 2 (100.00%) Software Distribution
1 2 (100.00%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) PowerShell
1 2 (100.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (100.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 2 (100.00%) SCCM
1 2 (100.00%) ThinApp
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Altiris
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft