Period
to 18 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £388 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cheshire during the 6 months to 18 November 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
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 22 32 19
Rank change year-on-year +10 -13 0
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 85 79 147
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 6.38% 5.35% 7.00%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.68% 5.70% 7.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 49 88
Cheshire median daily rate £388 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.50% +11.11% +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £323 £325
90th Percentile £528 £555 £575
North West median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Cheshire median hourly rate - £62.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +316.67% -
North West median hourly rate - £57.33 £42.00
% change year-on-year - +36.49% +110.00%

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 1273 1386 1998
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.50% 93.78% 95.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 894 1002 1326
Cheshire median daily rate £409 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.19% -3.03% +10.00%
10th Percentile £263 £235 £266
90th Percentile £617 £600 £588
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 50 86
Cheshire median hourly rate £13.00 £14.86 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.52% -12.59% +5.20%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £10.13
90th Percentile £33.00 £33.75 £35.00
North West median hourly rate £18.75 £16.11 £20.50
% change year-on-year +16.41% -21.43% +28.13%

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 18 November 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 6 months to 18 November 2017. 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 +15 15 £300 -33.33% 1
Warrington +4 12 £325 -35.00% 2
Runcorn +6 7 £300 -36.84%
Crewe - 2 - -
Knutsford -21 1 £300 -33.33%
Winsford - 1 - -
Consultant
North West

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

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 (28.24%) Finance
2 20 (23.53%) Banking
3 17 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 17 (20.00%) Security Cleared
3 17 (20.00%) Oracle
4 15 (17.65%) SAP
5 11 (12.94%) Information Security
5 11 (12.94%) Active Directory
6 10 (11.76%) SQL
6 10 (11.76%) Unix
6 10 (11.76%) Migration
7 9 (10.59%) Windows
8 8 (9.41%) SAP BW
8 8 (9.41%) Stakeholder Management
8 8 (9.41%) Office 365
8 8 (9.41%) Big Data
9 7 (8.24%) PowerShell
9 7 (8.24%) Hadoop
9 7 (8.24%) Risk Assessment
9 7 (8.24%) Analytical Skills
9 7 (8.24%) SDLC
10 6 (7.06%) Internal Audit
10 6 (7.06%) Project Management
10 6 (7.06%) Security Management
10 6 (7.06%) Citrix
10 6 (7.06%) Microsoft
10 6 (7.06%) Cisco
10 6 (7.06%) SAS
10 6 (7.06%) Java
10 6 (7.06%) Security Architecture

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 6 (7.06%) SAS
1 6 (7.06%) Skype for Business
2 4 (4.71%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (4.71%) Exchange Server 2013
2 4 (4.71%) MS Exchange
3 3 (3.53%) Oracle Workflow
4 2 (2.35%) Apache Pig
4 2 (2.35%) CMS
4 2 (2.35%) SharePoint
4 2 (2.35%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (1.18%) Apache
5 1 (1.18%) Apache Spark
5 1 (1.18%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 3 (3.53%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (2.35%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.35%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (1.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (4.71%) Oracle EBS
1 4 (4.71%) Oracle EBS R12
2 3 (3.53%) Oracle Cash Management
2 3 (3.53%) Oracle Internet Expenses
2 3 (3.53%) Oracle iProcurement
2 3 (3.53%) Oracle Payables
2 3 (3.53%) Oracle Receivables
2 3 (3.53%) SAP FI
2 3 (3.53%) SAP Hybris
3 2 (2.35%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (2.35%) SAP CO
3 2 (2.35%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (1.18%) Cognos TM1
4 1 (1.18%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (1.18%) SAP ERP
4 1 (1.18%) SAP HCM
4 1 (1.18%) SAP SD
4 1 (1.18%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 8 (9.41%) Office 365
2 5 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (3.53%) PaaS
3 3 (3.53%) Taleo
4 1 (1.18%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.88%) DNS
2 4 (4.71%) LAN
3 3 (3.53%) NetScaler
3 3 (3.53%) TCP/IP
3 3 (3.53%) VPN
4 2 (2.35%) BGP
4 2 (2.35%) EIGRP
4 2 (2.35%) Ethernet
4 2 (2.35%) Firewall
4 2 (2.35%) Network Security
4 2 (2.35%) Skype
4 2 (2.35%) SMS
4 2 (2.35%) VoIP
4 2 (2.35%) WAN
5 1 (1.18%) FTP
5 1 (1.18%) HTTP
5 1 (1.18%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (9.41%) Big Data
1 8 (9.41%) SAP BW
2 7 (8.24%) Hadoop
3 4 (4.71%) GIS
4 3 (3.53%) Oracle Discoverer
4 3 (3.53%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (3.53%) Relational Database
5 2 (2.35%) Apache Hive
5 2 (2.35%) Base SAS
5 2 (2.35%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (2.35%) MariaDB
5 2 (2.35%) MongoDB
5 2 (2.35%) Oracle Database
5 2 (2.35%) SAS Data Integration Studio
5 2 (2.35%) SAS Enterprise Guide
5 2 (2.35%) SAS Visual Analytics
5 2 (2.35%) SQL Server
6 1 (1.18%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (1.18%) Oracle BI Publisher
6 1 (1.18%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 2 (2.35%) MSI
1 2 (2.35%) Oracle Forms
1 2 (2.35%) ProC
General
1 24 (28.24%) Finance
2 20 (23.53%) Banking
3 4 (4.71%) Financial Institution
3 4 (4.71%) Retail Banking
4 2 (2.35%) Back Office
4 2 (2.35%) General Ledger
4 2 (2.35%) Local Government
4 2 (2.35%) Retail
5 1 (1.18%) Advertising
5 1 (1.18%) Law
5 1 (1.18%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.18%) Marketing
5 1 (1.18%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.71%) OAuth
1 4 (4.71%) REST
1 4 (4.71%) Web Services
2 3 (3.53%) SAML
2 3 (3.53%) XML
3 2 (2.35%) Middleware
3 2 (2.35%) Oracle Fusion
3 2 (2.35%) Software Packaging
3 2 (2.35%) Spring
3 2 (2.35%) Velocity
4 1 (1.18%) .NET
4 1 (1.18%) SAP PI
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.24%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (7.06%) PKI
3 4 (4.71%) Credit Risk
3 4 (4.71%) Replication
4 2 (2.35%) Enterprise Storage
4 2 (2.35%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.18%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (1.18%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.18%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.18%) Tandem
5 1 (1.18%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 10 (11.76%) Unix
2 9 (10.59%) Windows
3 5 (5.88%) Linux
4 4 (4.71%) Windows Server
4 4 (4.71%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (4.71%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.18%) Windows 10
5 1 (1.18%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (12.94%) Information Security
2 10 (11.76%) Migration
3 8 (9.41%) Stakeholder Management
4 7 (8.24%) Risk Assessment
4 7 (8.24%) SDLC
5 6 (7.06%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (7.06%) Internal Audit
5 6 (7.06%) Load Balancing
5 6 (7.06%) Project Management
5 6 (7.06%) Security Architecture
5 6 (7.06%) Security Management
6 5 (5.88%) Change Management
6 5 (5.88%) Line Management
6 5 (5.88%) Presales
7 4 (4.71%) API Development
7 4 (4.71%) Identity Management
7 4 (4.71%) IT Strategy
7 4 (4.71%) Risk Management
7 4 (4.71%) Service Management
7 4 (4.71%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 10 (11.76%) SQL
2 7 (8.24%) PowerShell
3 6 (7.06%) Java
4 4 (4.71%) PL/SQL
5 3 (3.53%) JavaScript
5 3 (3.53%) VBScript
6 2 (2.35%) PROC SQL
6 2 (2.35%) SAS Macro
6 2 (2.35%) Shell Script
6 2 (2.35%) VBA
7 1 (1.18%) C
7 1 (1.18%) C#
7 1 (1.18%) Python
7 1 (1.18%) R
7 1 (1.18%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 17 (20.00%) SC Cleared
1 17 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (5.88%) CCNP
2 5 (5.88%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (4.71%) BPSS Clearance
3 4 (4.71%) CISM
3 4 (4.71%) CISSP
4 2 (2.35%) CCNA
4 2 (2.35%) Degree
5 1 (1.18%) CISA
5 1 (1.18%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.18%) MCSA
5 1 (1.18%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.18%) SAS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.53%) GDPR
1 3 (3.53%) PCI DSS
1 3 (3.53%) PMO
2 2 (2.35%) QA
2 2 (2.35%) SLA
3 1 (1.18%) BS7799
3 1 (1.18%) COBIT
3 1 (1.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.18%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 11 (12.94%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.35%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (1.18%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.18%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (1.18%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (5.88%) ITRS Geneos
1 5 (5.88%) SCCM
2 3 (3.53%) Microsoft Intune
3 2 (2.35%) ThinApp
Vendors
1 17 (20.00%) Oracle
2 15 (17.65%) SAP
3 6 (7.06%) Cisco
3 6 (7.06%) Citrix
3 6 (7.06%) Microsoft
4 3 (3.53%) hybris
4 3 (3.53%) IBM
5 2 (2.35%) Ab Initio
5 2 (2.35%) Altiris
5 2 (2.35%) ATG
5 2 (2.35%) IBM Sterling
5 2 (2.35%) Sitecore
5 2 (2.35%) VMware
6 1 (1.18%) Cognos
6 1 (1.18%) Dell
6 1 (1.18%) Dell Compellent
6 1 (1.18%) EMC
6 1 (1.18%) EqualLogic
6 1 (1.18%) Sage
6 1 (1.18%) Veeam