The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £350 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.

Consultant
North West / Cheshire
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 11 22 24
Rank change year-on-year +11 +2  
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 68 63 62
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 10.76% 6.89% 6.51%
As % of the Job Titles category 11.35% 7.31% 6.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 38 31
Median daily rate £350 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.64% -5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £389 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £531 £533 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £435
% change year-on-year +5.55% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £62.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £53.00 £51.03 £47.50
% change year-on-year +3.86% +7.42%  

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%  

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 28 June 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 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 +20 8 £325 -23.52% 1
Chester +13 8 £300 -37.66% 1
Knutsford -8 8 £519 +18.57%
Runcorn +2 5 £300 -28.57% 1
Alderley Edge - 1 - - 1
Consultant
North West

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

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 39 (30.71%) Finance
2 29 (22.83%) Banking
3 25 (19.69%) Windows
4 24 (18.90%) SAP
4 24 (18.90%) Unix
5 21 (16.54%) Information Security
6 19 (14.96%) Linux
7 18 (14.17%) Security Cleared
8 17 (13.39%) SC Cleared
8 17 (13.39%) Office 365
8 17 (13.39%) Active Directory
9 15 (11.81%) Project Planning
10 14 (11.02%) Agile Software Development
10 14 (11.02%) Migration
11 13 (10.24%) Risk Management
11 13 (10.24%) SAP HCM
12 12 (9.45%) PKI
12 12 (9.45%) Amazon AWS
12 12 (9.45%) CISM
12 12 (9.45%) CISSP
12 12 (9.45%) Virtual Team
13 11 (8.66%) Oracle
14 10 (7.87%) Veritas
14 10 (7.87%) Microsoft
14 10 (7.87%) Waterfall
14 10 (7.87%) SCCM
15 9 (7.09%) Splunk
15 9 (7.09%) SAP Payroll
16 8 (6.30%) Analytical Skills
16 8 (6.30%) Windows Server

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 5 (3.94%) Skype for Business
2 3 (2.36%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (2.36%) MS Exchange
3 2 (1.57%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (1.57%) SAS
3 2 (1.57%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.79%) Apache
4 1 (0.79%) Apache Pig
4 1 (0.79%) IIS
4 1 (0.79%) JBoss
4 1 (0.79%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (0.79%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 3 (2.36%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.79%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 13 (10.24%) SAP HCM
2 9 (7.09%) SAP Payroll
3 5 (3.94%) SAP CO
3 5 (3.94%) SAP FI
3 5 (3.94%) SAP FI/CO
4 4 (3.15%) SAP GTS
5 2 (1.57%) SAP Business One
6 1 (0.79%) Cognos TM1
6 1 (0.79%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 17 (13.39%) Office 365
2 12 (9.45%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (5.51%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.72%) DNS
1 6 (4.72%) SSH
1 6 (4.72%) SSL
2 4 (3.15%) NetScaler
3 3 (2.36%) Firewall
3 3 (2.36%) Internet
3 3 (2.36%) LAN
4 2 (1.57%) DHCP
4 2 (1.57%) VPN
5 1 (0.79%) SAN
5 1 (0.79%) Skype
5 1 (0.79%) VSAN
5 1 (0.79%) WAN
5 1 (0.79%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.94%) GIS
2 3 (2.36%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.57%) Base SAS
3 2 (1.57%) Big Data
3 2 (1.57%) Essbase
3 2 (1.57%) Oracle BI EE
3 2 (1.57%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.57%) SAS Data Integration Studio
3 2 (1.57%) SAS Enterprise Guide
3 2 (1.57%) SAS Visual Analytics
4 1 (0.79%) Amazon Redshift
4 1 (0.79%) Apache Hive
4 1 (0.79%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.79%) MariaDB
4 1 (0.79%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.79%) Oracle BI Publisher
4 1 (0.79%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.79%) Power BI
4 1 (0.79%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (1.57%) MSI
1 2 (1.57%) ProC
2 1 (0.79%) Cucumber
2 1 (0.79%) ERwin
2 1 (0.79%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.79%) JUnit
2 1 (0.79%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 39 (30.71%) Finance
2 29 (22.83%) Banking
3 5 (3.94%) Financial Institution
4 3 (2.36%) Legal
4 3 (2.36%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (1.57%) Advertising
5 2 (1.57%) General Ledger
6 1 (0.79%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (0.79%) Marketing
6 1 (0.79%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (5.51%) Web Services
2 6 (4.72%) Middleware
3 4 (3.15%) OAuth
3 4 (3.15%) REST
4 3 (2.36%) MDX
5 2 (1.57%) .NET
5 2 (1.57%) jQuery
5 2 (1.57%) SAML
5 2 (1.57%) Software Packaging
5 2 (1.57%) Spring
6 1 (0.79%) Hibernate
6 1 (0.79%) HTML
6 1 (0.79%) J2EE
6 1 (0.79%) LAMP
6 1 (0.79%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 12 (9.45%) PKI
1 12 (9.45%) Virtual Team
2 8 (6.30%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (4.72%) Clustering
3 6 (4.72%) Mainframe
4 5 (3.94%) Linux Command Line
4 5 (3.94%) Replication
5 3 (2.36%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.57%) Credit Risk
7 1 (0.79%) BYOD
7 1 (0.79%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.79%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.79%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.79%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.79%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.79%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 25 (19.69%) Windows
2 24 (18.90%) Unix
3 19 (14.96%) Linux
4 8 (6.30%) Windows Server
5 6 (4.72%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (3.94%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (2.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (1.57%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.79%) AIX
9 1 (0.79%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (16.54%) Information Security
2 15 (11.81%) Project Planning
3 14 (11.02%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (11.02%) Migration
4 13 (10.24%) Risk Management
5 10 (7.87%) Waterfall
6 8 (6.30%) Performance Management
6 8 (6.30%) Security Management
7 7 (5.51%) Business Analysis
7 7 (5.51%) Dashboard Development
7 7 (5.51%) Data Mapping
7 7 (5.51%) SDLC
7 7 (5.51%) Time Management
7 7 (5.51%) Visualisation
8 6 (4.72%) Change Management
8 6 (4.72%) Cryptography
8 6 (4.72%) Cybersecurity
8 6 (4.72%) Line Management
8 6 (4.72%) Project Management
8 6 (4.72%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (6.30%) Perl
2 7 (5.51%) Java
2 7 (5.51%) Ruby
3 5 (3.94%) PowerShell
3 5 (3.94%) Shell Script
3 5 (3.94%) SQL
4 4 (3.15%) C
4 4 (3.15%) Python
5 2 (1.57%) C#
5 2 (1.57%) JavaScript
5 2 (1.57%) PROC SQL
5 2 (1.57%) SAS Macro
5 2 (1.57%) VBA
5 2 (1.57%) VBScript
6 1 (0.79%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
6 1 (0.79%) VB
Qualifications
1 18 (14.17%) Security Cleared
2 17 (13.39%) SC Cleared
3 12 (9.45%) CISM
3 12 (9.45%) CISSP
4 4 (3.15%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (2.36%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (2.36%) Degree
6 2 (1.57%) CCNP
6 2 (1.57%) SAP Certification
7 1 (0.79%) CCNA
7 1 (0.79%) MCSA
7 1 (0.79%) MCSE
7 1 (0.79%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.79%) SAS Certification
7 1 (0.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.79%) PCI DSS
1 1 (0.79%) QA
System Software
1 17 (13.39%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.57%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (1.57%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (1.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.57%) vSphere
3 1 (0.79%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.79%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 1 (0.79%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 10 (7.87%) SCCM
2 7 (5.51%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (4.72%) ITRS Geneos
4 4 (3.15%) Microsoft Intune
5 2 (1.57%) ThinApp
6 1 (0.79%) SCOM
6 1 (0.79%) SCOrch
6 1 (0.79%) vCenter Server
6 1 (0.79%) vMotion
6 1 (0.79%) vRealize
Vendors
1 24 (18.90%) SAP
2 11 (8.66%) Oracle
3 10 (7.87%) Microsoft
3 10 (7.87%) Veritas
4 9 (7.09%) Splunk
5 6 (4.72%) Citrix
6 5 (3.94%) IBM
7 4 (3.15%) VMware
8 3 (2.36%) Hyperion
8 3 (2.36%) IBM Sterling
9 2 (1.57%) Altiris
9 2 (1.57%) Cisco
10 1 (0.79%) Ab Initio
10 1 (0.79%) Apple
10 1 (0.79%) AppSense
10 1 (0.79%) CA
10 1 (0.79%) Cognos
10 1 (0.79%) Dell
10 1 (0.79%) Red Hat
10 1 (0.79%) Tableau
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