Period
to 20 February 2019

The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cheshire during the 6 months to 20 February 2019.

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 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 48 27 24
Rank change year-on-year -21 -3 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 44 81 74
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 3.69% 6.15% 6.08%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.88% 6.38% 6.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 43 37
Cheshire median daily rate £425 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £313 £325 £333
90th Percentile £574 £535 £570
North West median daily rate £495 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Cheshire median hourly rate - - £60.00
North West median hourly rate £24.00 - £60.00

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 1,134 1,269 1,155
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.05% 96.28% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 727 864 808
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +3.13% -4.76%
10th Percentile £257 £225 £200
90th Percentile £575 £625 £600
North West median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 70 66
Cheshire median hourly rate £17.50 £14.00 £17.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -18.84% +1.47%
10th Percentile £13.25 £11.17 £11.25
90th Percentile £40.20 £37.63 £39.91
North West median hourly rate £20.38 £17.88 £18.00
% change year-on-year +13.98% -0.67% -16.28%

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 February 2019.

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 February 2019. 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
Knutsford -2 10 £425 +21.43% 2
Warrington -16 7 £400 -20.00% 10
Chester 0 6 £494 +27.42% 8
Macclesfield - 4 £325 -
Crewe -1 3 £450 -
Alderley Edge - 1 £575 -
Consultant
North West

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

For the 6 months to 20 February 2019, 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 11 (25.00%) CISM
1 11 (25.00%) CISSP
2 9 (20.45%) Firewall
2 9 (20.45%) Finance
3 8 (18.18%) Risk Management
3 8 (18.18%) Security Testing
3 8 (18.18%) Security Monitoring
4 7 (15.91%) Compliance Audit
4 7 (15.91%) Software Audit
4 7 (15.91%) Security Operations
4 7 (15.91%) Server Hardening
4 7 (15.91%) SDLC
4 7 (15.91%) Network Security
4 7 (15.91%) Wealth Management
4 7 (15.91%) Penetration Testing
4 7 (15.91%) Investment Banking
4 7 (15.91%) Degree
4 7 (15.91%) Law
4 7 (15.91%) Banking
4 7 (15.91%) Network Design
4 7 (15.91%) GIS
4 7 (15.91%) Web Services
5 6 (13.64%) Microsoft
5 6 (13.64%) LAN
5 6 (13.64%) WAN
5 6 (13.64%) Information Security
5 6 (13.64%) Microsoft Azure
6 5 (11.36%) SC Cleared
6 5 (11.36%) Security Cleared
6 5 (11.36%) GDPR

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 3 (6.82%) Skype for Business
2 1 (2.27%) iPlanet
2 1 (2.27%) JBoss
2 1 (2.27%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.27%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (4.55%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (9.09%) Dynamics CRM
1 4 (9.09%) Payment Gateway
2 2 (4.55%) SAP MM
3 1 (2.27%) JDE OneWorld
3 1 (2.27%) NetSuite
3 1 (2.27%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (2.27%) SAP APO
3 1 (2.27%) SAP CO
3 1 (2.27%) SAP FI
3 1 (2.27%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (2.27%) SAP PP
Cloud Services
1 6 (13.64%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (9.09%) Office 365
3 1 (2.27%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (2.27%) Azure Data Factory
3 1 (2.27%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 9 (20.45%) Firewall
2 7 (15.91%) Network Security
3 6 (13.64%) LAN
3 6 (13.64%) WAN
4 3 (6.82%) Skype
5 2 (4.55%) DHCP
5 2 (4.55%) DNS
5 2 (4.55%) TCP/IP
6 1 (2.27%) NAS
6 1 (2.27%) SAN
6 1 (2.27%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (15.91%) GIS
2 4 (9.09%) Big Data
3 3 (6.82%) SQL Server
4 1 (2.27%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (2.27%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.27%) Power BI
4 1 (2.27%) SAP BW
4 1 (2.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (2.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (2.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (4.55%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.27%) Cucumber
2 1 (2.27%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.27%) Gradle
2 1 (2.27%) JIRA
2 1 (2.27%) JMeter
2 1 (2.27%) Selenium
2 1 (2.27%) SonarQube
2 1 (2.27%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (2.27%) WebDriver
General
1 9 (20.45%) Finance
2 7 (15.91%) Banking
2 7 (15.91%) Investment Banking
2 7 (15.91%) Law
3 4 (9.09%) Legal
4 3 (6.82%) Manufacturing
5 1 (2.27%) Advertising
5 1 (2.27%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (15.91%) Web Services
2 2 (4.55%) Middleware
3 1 (2.27%) Hibernate
3 1 (2.27%) J2EE
3 1 (2.27%) SOAP
3 1 (2.27%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.36%) Greenfield Project
2 3 (6.82%) Cyberattack
2 3 (6.82%) SCADA
3 1 (2.27%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.27%) Enterprise Storage
3 1 (2.27%) Replication
3 1 (2.27%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 5 (11.36%) Windows
2 4 (9.09%) Windows Server
3 1 (2.27%) Linux
3 1 (2.27%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (18.18%) Risk Management
1 8 (18.18%) Security Monitoring
1 8 (18.18%) Security Testing
2 7 (15.91%) Compliance Audit
2 7 (15.91%) Network Design
2 7 (15.91%) Penetration Testing
2 7 (15.91%) SDLC
2 7 (15.91%) Security Operations
2 7 (15.91%) Server Hardening
2 7 (15.91%) Software Audit
2 7 (15.91%) Wealth Management
3 6 (13.64%) Information Security
4 4 (9.09%) CRM
4 4 (9.09%) Cybersecurity
4 4 (9.09%) E-Commerce
5 3 (6.82%) ITIL
5 3 (6.82%) Logistics
5 3 (6.82%) Malware Analysis
5 3 (6.82%) Migration
5 3 (6.82%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.82%) SQL
2 2 (4.55%) Java
3 1 (2.27%) ABAP
3 1 (2.27%) C#
3 1 (2.27%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.27%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (25.00%) CISM
1 11 (25.00%) CISSP
2 7 (15.91%) Degree
3 5 (11.36%) SC Cleared
3 5 (11.36%) Security Cleared
4 4 (9.09%) CISA
4 4 (9.09%) PCI QSA
5 2 (4.55%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (2.27%) CCNA
6 1 (2.27%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (11.36%) GDPR
2 4 (9.09%) PA-DSS
2 4 (9.09%) PCI DSS
3 2 (4.55%) SLA
4 1 (2.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (11.36%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.27%) Virtual Desktop
2 1 (2.27%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (2.27%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (2.27%) Forefront Identity Manager
1 1 (2.27%) MIIS
1 1 (2.27%) OpenView
1 1 (2.27%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (13.64%) Microsoft
2 5 (11.36%) SAP
3 4 (9.09%) VMware
4 3 (6.82%) Oracle
5 2 (4.55%) FireEye
5 2 (4.55%) Symantec
6 1 (2.27%) Alteryx
6 1 (2.27%) Blue Coat
6 1 (2.27%) CheckPoint
6 1 (2.27%) Cisco
6 1 (2.27%) HP
6 1 (2.27%) Juniper
6 1 (2.27%) Tableau
6 1 (2.27%) Veeam
6 1 (2.27%) Veritas