Period
to 20 September 2018

The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cheshire during the 6 months to 20 September 2018.

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.

Consultant
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
20 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 37 12 28
Rank change year-on-year -25 +16 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 66 114 106
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 5.08% 9.11% 6.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.34% 9.62% 6.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 59 65
Cheshire median daily rate £450 £388 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.13% -8.82% -5.56%
10th Percentile £327 £300 £363
90th Percentile £609 £545 £545
North West median daily rate £484 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +7.50% +5.88% -5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Cheshire median hourly rate £65.00 - £62.50
10th Percentile £62.50 - £56.25
90th Percentile £67.50 - £68.75
North West median hourly rate £65.00 - £57.33

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Cheshire
Contract vacancies in Cheshire with a recognized job title 1,236 1,185 1,617
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.08% 94.72% 93.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 816 824 1,168
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £400 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -0.62% +0.63%
10th Percentile £269 £251 £260
90th Percentile £538 £538 £575
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 81 61 52
Cheshire median hourly rate £17.50 £14.00 £14.86
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -5.79% -8.04%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.25 £11.26
90th Percentile £42.50 £45.00 £33.75
North West median hourly rate £19.25 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year +1.32% +11.76% -9.33%

Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings that featured Consultant in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

Job vacancy trend for Consultant in Cheshire

Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Consultant in Cheshire

Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Consultant in Cheshire over the 6 months to 20 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Consultant in Cheshire

Consultant
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Consultant in Cheshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Consultant in Cheshire

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 Consultant within the Cheshire region over the 6 months to 20 September 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester -7 12 £400 +33.33% 8
Warrington 0 10 £275 -15.38% 3
Crewe -15 5 £450 -
Macclesfield - 5 £474 -
Knutsford -12 4 £440 -12.00% 1
Alderley Edge 0 3 £575 -
Winsford 0 1 £450 -
Consultant
North West

Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 20 September 2018, Consultant contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Cheshire region featuring Consultant in the job title.

1 21 (31.82%) Finance
2 13 (19.70%) Oracle
3 11 (16.67%) SC Cleared
3 11 (16.67%) Security Cleared
3 11 (16.67%) Oracle EBS R12
4 10 (15.15%) Information Security
4 10 (15.15%) SQL
4 10 (15.15%) Microsoft
5 9 (13.64%) Stakeholder Management
6 8 (12.12%) Migration
6 8 (12.12%) Oracle EBS
6 8 (12.12%) SAP
7 7 (10.61%) Risk Management
8 6 (9.09%) Windows
8 6 (9.09%) CISSP
8 6 (9.09%) Project Planning
8 6 (9.09%) Virtual Team
9 5 (7.58%) Oracle Receivables
9 5 (7.58%) Oracle Cash Management
9 5 (7.58%) Dynamics CRM
9 5 (7.58%) PowerShell
9 5 (7.58%) Cash Management
9 5 (7.58%) Project Management
9 5 (7.58%) CISM
9 5 (7.58%) Web Services
9 5 (7.58%) Unix
9 5 (7.58%) CRM
9 5 (7.58%) PL/SQL
9 5 (7.58%) Management Information System
9 5 (7.58%) Accounts Receivable

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.52%) SharePoint
1 1 (1.52%) Skype for Business
1 1 (1.52%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (1.52%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 11 (16.67%) Oracle EBS R12
2 8 (12.12%) Oracle EBS
3 5 (7.58%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (7.58%) Oracle Cash Management
3 5 (7.58%) Oracle Receivables
4 4 (6.06%) Oracle Financials
5 3 (4.55%) Oracle Assets
5 3 (4.55%) Oracle E-Business Tax
5 3 (4.55%) Oracle Payables
6 2 (3.03%) JDE OneWorld
6 2 (3.03%) NetSuite
6 2 (3.03%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (3.03%) Oracle ERP
6 2 (3.03%) Oracle Internet Expenses
6 2 (3.03%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 2 (3.03%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
6 2 (3.03%) SAP CO
6 2 (3.03%) SAP FI
6 2 (3.03%) SAP FI/CO
6 2 (3.03%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.55%) Taleo
2 2 (3.03%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (3.03%) SuccessFactors
3 1 (1.52%) Dynamics 365
3 1 (1.52%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.52%) Office 365
3 1 (1.52%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.06%) Firewall
1 4 (6.06%) LAN
2 2 (3.03%) Intrusion Detection
2 2 (3.03%) NAS
2 2 (3.03%) Network Security
2 2 (3.03%) SAN
2 2 (3.03%) WAN
3 1 (1.52%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.55%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (1.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (3.03%) MSI
2 1 (1.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (1.52%) Hudson
2 1 (1.52%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.52%) JIRA
2 1 (1.52%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 21 (31.82%) Finance
2 3 (4.55%) General Ledger
2 3 (4.55%) Local Government
3 2 (3.03%) Advertising
3 2 (3.03%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.52%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.58%) Web Services
2 4 (6.06%) SOAP
3 3 (4.55%) Ajax
3 3 (4.55%) AngularJS
3 3 (4.55%) Middleware
3 3 (4.55%) REST
4 2 (3.03%) .NET
4 2 (3.03%) Oracle Fusion
4 2 (3.03%) Software Packaging
5 1 (1.52%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.52%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.52%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (1.52%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (1.52%) CSS
5 1 (1.52%) DHTML
5 1 (1.52%) HTML
5 1 (1.52%) J2EE
5 1 (1.52%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.09%) Virtual Team
2 5 (7.58%) Management Information System
3 3 (4.55%) Data Centre
4 2 (3.03%) Enterprise Cloud
4 2 (3.03%) Enterprise Storage
4 2 (3.03%) Replication
5 1 (1.52%) FMCG
5 1 (1.52%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.52%) Learning Management System
5 1 (1.52%) SCADA
5 1 (1.52%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 6 (9.09%) Windows
2 5 (7.58%) Unix
3 3 (4.55%) Linux
4 2 (3.03%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (15.15%) Information Security
2 9 (13.64%) Stakeholder Management
3 8 (12.12%) Migration
4 7 (10.61%) Risk Management
5 6 (9.09%) Project Planning
6 5 (7.58%) Accounts Receivable
6 5 (7.58%) Cash Management
6 5 (7.58%) CRM
6 5 (7.58%) Project Management
7 4 (6.06%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (6.06%) Digital Transformation Programme
7 4 (6.06%) ITIL
7 4 (6.06%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (6.06%) Virtual Team Management
8 3 (4.55%) Data Migration
8 3 (4.55%) Malware Analysis
8 3 (4.55%) Penetration Testing
8 3 (4.55%) System Testing
8 3 (4.55%) Test Scripting
8 3 (4.55%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 10 (15.15%) SQL
2 5 (7.58%) PL/SQL
2 5 (7.58%) PowerShell
3 4 (6.06%) Python
4 3 (4.55%) JavaScript
4 3 (4.55%) Perl
5 2 (3.03%) C#
5 2 (3.03%) Java
5 2 (3.03%) VBScript
6 1 (1.52%) Ruby
6 1 (1.52%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 11 (16.67%) SC Cleared
1 11 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 6 (9.09%) CISSP
3 5 (7.58%) CISM
4 2 (3.03%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (1.52%) CEH
5 1 (1.52%) CESG Certified Professional
5 1 (1.52%) CompTIA Security+
5 1 (1.52%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.03%) GDPR
1 2 (3.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (3.03%) SLA
2 1 (1.52%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
2 1 (1.52%) ISO/IEC 27005
2 1 (1.52%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.52%) PMO
System Software
1 2 (3.03%) Active Directory
1 2 (3.03%) Microsoft App-V
1 2 (3.03%) Virtual Desktop
1 2 (3.03%) VMware ESXi
1 2 (3.03%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (6.06%) SCCM
2 2 (3.03%) OpenView
2 2 (3.03%) ThinApp
Vendors
1 13 (19.70%) Oracle
2 10 (15.15%) Microsoft
3 8 (12.12%) SAP
4 3 (4.55%) HP
4 3 (4.55%) ServiceNow
5 2 (3.03%) Alteryx
5 2 (3.03%) Altiris
5 2 (3.03%) FireEye
5 2 (3.03%) JD Edwards
5 2 (3.03%) Splunk
5 2 (3.03%) Symantec
5 2 (3.03%) Tableau
5 2 (3.03%) Veeam
5 2 (3.03%) Veritas
5 2 (3.03%) VMware
6 1 (1.52%) Blue Coat
6 1 (1.52%) NetApp
6 1 (1.52%) Saba
6 1 (1.52%) Sage
6 1 (1.52%) Sophos