The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £456 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cheshire during the 3 months to 29 March 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.

Consultant
North West / Cheshire
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 8 26 19
Rank change year-on-year +18 -7  
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 63 64 65
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 11.69% 6.37% 7.69%
As % of the Job Titles category 12.28% 6.87% 8.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 33 26
Median daily rate £456 £425 £433
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.35% -1.73%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £400 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £438 £438
% change year-on-year +2.85% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.00 £50.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year -6.00% +38.88%  

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 513 932 806
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 95.18% 92.74% 95.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 354 605 475
Median daily rate £400 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -3.03%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £250 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 38 60
Median hourly rate £20.00 £14.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.85% -37.77%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.15 £11.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.92 £27.37 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.25% +14.70%  

Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

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

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 3 months to 29 March 2017.

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 3 months to 29 March 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
Runcorn +3 4 £500 +33.33%
Warrington +13 3 £413 -15.38%
Knutsford +8 3 - -
Macclesfield +5 3 £550 -
Ellesmere Port - 3 - -
Alderley Edge -2 1 - -
Consultant
North West

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

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, 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 Consultant in the job title.

1 24 (26.67%) SAP
2 21 (23.33%) Finance
3 15 (16.67%) Banking
4 14 (15.56%) Security Cleared
5 13 (14.44%) Windows
5 13 (14.44%) Microsoft
6 12 (13.33%) Migration
6 12 (13.33%) SAP HCM
6 12 (13.33%) SC Cleared
6 12 (13.33%) Office 365
7 11 (12.22%) Splunk
7 11 (12.22%) Information Security
8 10 (11.11%) Data Mapping
8 10 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
9 9 (10.00%) Business Analysis
9 9 (10.00%) SAP Payroll
9 9 (10.00%) Unix
9 9 (10.00%) Active Directory
9 9 (10.00%) Dashboard Development
10 8 (8.89%) Security Management
10 8 (8.89%) Visualisation
11 7 (7.78%) SCCM
11 7 (7.78%) Performance Management
12 6 (6.67%) Time Management
12 6 (6.67%) Security Architecture
12 6 (6.67%) Cybersecurity
12 6 (6.67%) Linux
13 5 (5.56%) MS Excel
13 5 (5.56%) Clustering
13 5 (5.56%) SAN

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 (1.11%) Exchange Server 5.5
1 1 (1.11%) MS Exchange
1 1 (1.11%) NetWeaver
1 1 (1.11%) SharePoint
1 1 (1.11%) SharePoint 2010
1 1 (1.11%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 5 (5.56%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.22%) MS Office
3 1 (1.11%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 12 (13.33%) SAP HCM
2 9 (10.00%) SAP Payroll
3 4 (4.44%) SAP GTS
4 3 (3.33%) SAP CO
4 3 (3.33%) SAP FI
4 3 (3.33%) SAP FI/CO
5 2 (2.22%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (2.22%) SAP Business One
6 1 (1.11%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 1 (1.11%) Cognos TM1
6 1 (1.11%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 12 (13.33%) Office 365
2 10 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.11%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.56%) SAN
2 4 (4.44%) SSH
2 4 (4.44%) SSL
3 1 (1.11%) DHCP
3 1 (1.11%) DNS
3 1 (1.11%) Firewall
3 1 (1.11%) Internet
3 1 (1.11%) NAS
3 1 (1.11%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.56%) GIS
2 3 (3.33%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.22%) DB2
3 2 (2.22%) Essbase
3 2 (2.22%) Oracle BI EE
3 2 (2.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.11%) Amazon Redshift
4 1 (1.11%) Big Data
4 1 (1.11%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
4 1 (1.11%) Data Mart
4 1 (1.11%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.11%) MySQL
4 1 (1.11%) Power BI
4 1 (1.11%) QlikView
4 1 (1.11%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.11%) SAP HANA
4 1 (1.11%) Spotfire
4 1 (1.11%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (1.11%) ERwin
1 1 (1.11%) Talend Open Studio
1 1 (1.11%) Visual Studio
General
1 21 (23.33%) Finance
2 15 (16.67%) Banking
3 5 (5.56%) Financial Institution
4 4 (4.44%) Pharmaceutical
5 3 (3.33%) Legal
6 2 (2.22%) Advertising
6 2 (2.22%) Local Government
7 1 (1.11%) Corporate Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.44%) Web Services
2 3 (3.33%) MDX
3 2 (2.22%) OAuth
3 2 (2.22%) REST
4 1 (1.11%) .NET
4 1 (1.11%) HTML
4 1 (1.11%) jQuery
4 1 (1.11%) Middleware
4 1 (1.11%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.56%) Clustering
1 5 (5.56%) PKI
2 3 (3.33%) Linux Command Line
3 2 (2.22%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.22%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.22%) Virtual Team
4 1 (1.11%) BYOD
4 1 (1.11%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.11%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.11%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.11%) HACMP
4 1 (1.11%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.11%) Private Cloud
4 1 (1.11%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 13 (14.44%) Windows
2 9 (10.00%) Unix
3 6 (6.67%) Linux
4 5 (5.56%) Windows 10
5 4 (4.44%) AIX
5 4 (4.44%) Windows Server
6 3 (3.33%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (2.22%) Windows 7
8 1 (1.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (1.11%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (1.11%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (13.33%) Migration
2 11 (12.22%) Information Security
3 10 (11.11%) Data Mapping
4 9 (10.00%) Business Analysis
4 9 (10.00%) Dashboard Development
5 8 (8.89%) Security Management
5 8 (8.89%) Visualisation
6 7 (7.78%) Performance Management
7 6 (6.67%) Cybersecurity
7 6 (6.67%) Security Architecture
7 6 (6.67%) Time Management
8 5 (5.56%) Internal Audit
8 5 (5.56%) IT Strategy
8 5 (5.56%) Project Planning
9 4 (4.44%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (4.44%) Business Intelligence
9 4 (4.44%) Cryptography
9 4 (4.44%) Data Migration
9 4 (4.44%) Identity Management
9 4 (4.44%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (4.44%) C
1 4 (4.44%) PowerShell
2 3 (3.33%) Java
3 2 (2.22%) SQL
3 2 (2.22%) VB
4 1 (1.11%) ABAP
4 1 (1.11%) C#
4 1 (1.11%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
4 1 (1.11%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.11%) Perl
4 1 (1.11%) Python
4 1 (1.11%) VB6
4 1 (1.11%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 14 (15.56%) Security Cleared
2 12 (13.33%) SC Cleared
3 4 (4.44%) Degree
3 4 (4.44%) SAP Certification
4 2 (2.22%) CISM
4 2 (2.22%) CISSP
5 1 (1.11%) CCNA
5 1 (1.11%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.11%) CLAS
5 1 (1.11%) MCSA
5 1 (1.11%) MCSE
5 1 (1.11%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.11%) 21 CFR Part 11
1 1 (1.11%) GAMP
1 1 (1.11%) GMP
1 1 (1.11%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 9 (10.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (4.44%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 2 (2.22%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 2 (2.22%) VMware ESX
3 2 (2.22%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (2.22%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.11%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 1 (1.11%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.11%) PowerHA
4 1 (1.11%) VMware GSX
4 1 (1.11%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (7.78%) SCCM
2 2 (2.22%) SCOM
3 1 (1.11%) MOM
3 1 (1.11%) SCOrch
3 1 (1.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (1.11%) TADDM
3 1 (1.11%) Tivoli
3 1 (1.11%) vRealize
3 1 (1.11%) WSUS
Vendors
1 24 (26.67%) SAP
2 13 (14.44%) Microsoft
3 11 (12.22%) Splunk
4 4 (4.44%) Citrix
4 4 (4.44%) Veritas
4 4 (4.44%) VMware
5 3 (3.33%) Hyperion
5 3 (3.33%) IBM
5 3 (3.33%) Oracle
6 1 (1.11%) Apple
6 1 (1.11%) Cisco
6 1 (1.11%) Cognos
6 1 (1.11%) Dell
6 1 (1.11%) HP
6 1 (1.11%) NetApp
6 1 (1.11%) SaltStack
6 1 (1.11%) SolarWinds
6 1 (1.11%) Tableau
6 1 (1.11%) Talend
6 1 (1.11%) Veeam
Cheshire
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago