Period
to 15 November 2018

The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cheshire during the 6 months to 15 November 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
15 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 43 20 33
Rank change year-on-year -23 +13 -15
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 56 87 82
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 4.32% 6.51% 5.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.55% 6.79% 5.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 52 50
Cheshire median daily rate £450 £363 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +24.14% -25.64% +8.33%
10th Percentile £306 £300 £324
90th Percentile £578 £505 £553
North West median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +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 £32.50 - £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 1,232 1,281 1,403
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.14% 95.88% 94.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 808 898 1,015
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.44% +2.50% -3.03%
10th Percentile £267 £263 £236
90th Percentile £538 £614 £600
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 88 57 52
Cheshire median hourly rate £17.50 £13.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.62% -13.33% -11.76%
10th Percentile £12.85 £11.25 £11.26
90th Percentile £40.75 £33.80 £33.75
North West median hourly rate £19.02 £18.50 £16.22
% change year-on-year +2.78% +14.09% -20.90%

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 15 November 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 15 November 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
Warrington -4 8 £331 +3.92% 3
Knutsford -2 6 £440 +10.00%
Crewe -10 5 £450 - 1
Macclesfield - 5 £473 -
Chester -15 3 £450 +50.00% 4
Alderley Edge - 3 £575 -
Consultant
North West

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

For the 6 months to 15 November 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 15 (26.79%) Finance
2 14 (25.00%) Information Security
3 12 (21.43%) CISSP
4 11 (19.64%) CISM
4 11 (19.64%) Firewall
5 9 (16.07%) LAN
5 9 (16.07%) Stakeholder Management
6 8 (14.29%) Risk Management
6 8 (14.29%) Windows
6 8 (14.29%) SAP
6 8 (14.29%) Network Security
7 7 (12.50%) WAN
8 6 (10.71%) Virtual Team
8 6 (10.71%) GDPR
9 5 (8.93%) PCI DSS
9 5 (8.93%) PowerShell
9 5 (8.93%) Cybersecurity
9 5 (8.93%) Management Information System
9 5 (8.93%) Migration
9 5 (8.93%) Penetration Testing
9 5 (8.93%) Project Planning
9 5 (8.93%) Microsoft
9 5 (8.93%) Web Services
9 5 (8.93%) Project Management
9 5 (8.93%) Unix
10 4 (7.14%) CISA
10 4 (7.14%) SQL
10 4 (7.14%) Active Directory
10 4 (7.14%) E-Commerce
10 4 (7.14%) SCADA

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 (1.79%) Skype for Business
1 1 (1.79%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (7.14%) Payment Gateway
2 2 (3.57%) JDE OneWorld
2 2 (3.57%) NetSuite
2 2 (3.57%) SAP CO
2 2 (3.57%) SAP FI
2 2 (3.57%) SAP FI/CO
2 2 (3.57%) SAP HCM
3 1 (1.79%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.79%) ENOVIA
3 1 (1.79%) Sage 1000
3 1 (1.79%) SAP APO
3 1 (1.79%) SAP MM
3 1 (1.79%) SAP PP
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.57%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (3.57%) Office 365
1 2 (3.57%) SuccessFactors
2 1 (1.79%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.79%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 11 (19.64%) Firewall
2 9 (16.07%) LAN
3 8 (14.29%) Network Security
4 7 (12.50%) WAN
5 2 (3.57%) DHCP
5 2 (3.57%) DNS
5 2 (3.57%) Intrusion Detection
5 2 (3.57%) NAS
5 2 (3.57%) SAN
5 2 (3.57%) TCP/IP
6 1 (1.79%) Skype
6 1 (1.79%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.14%) Big Data
2 2 (3.57%) GIS
2 2 (3.57%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (3.57%) MSI
General
1 15 (26.79%) Finance
2 4 (7.14%) Legal
3 3 (5.36%) Manufacturing
4 2 (3.57%) Advertising
4 2 (3.57%) Banking
4 2 (3.57%) Investment Banking
4 2 (3.57%) Law
5 1 (1.79%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (8.93%) Web Services
2 3 (5.36%) Ajax
2 3 (5.36%) AngularJS
2 3 (5.36%) Middleware
2 3 (5.36%) REST
2 3 (5.36%) SOAP
3 2 (3.57%) Software Packaging
4 1 (1.79%) CSS
4 1 (1.79%) DHTML
4 1 (1.79%) HTML
4 1 (1.79%) J2EE
4 1 (1.79%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.71%) Virtual Team
2 5 (8.93%) Management Information System
3 4 (7.14%) Greenfield Project
3 4 (7.14%) SCADA
4 3 (5.36%) Cyberattack
4 3 (5.36%) Data Centre
5 2 (3.57%) Enterprise Cloud
5 2 (3.57%) Enterprise Storage
5 2 (3.57%) Replication
6 1 (1.79%) FMCG
6 1 (1.79%) Learning Management System
6 1 (1.79%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 8 (14.29%) Windows
2 5 (8.93%) Unix
3 4 (7.14%) Windows Server
4 3 (5.36%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (25.00%) Information Security
2 9 (16.07%) Stakeholder Management
3 8 (14.29%) Risk Management
4 5 (8.93%) Cybersecurity
4 5 (8.93%) Migration
4 5 (8.93%) Penetration Testing
4 5 (8.93%) Project Management
4 5 (8.93%) Project Planning
5 4 (7.14%) E-Commerce
5 4 (7.14%) Security Monitoring
5 4 (7.14%) Virtual Team Management
6 3 (5.36%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (5.36%) IT Strategy
6 3 (5.36%) ITIL
6 3 (5.36%) Logistics
6 3 (5.36%) Network Design
6 3 (5.36%) SDLC
6 3 (5.36%) Security Management
6 3 (5.36%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
6 3 (5.36%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 5 (8.93%) PowerShell
2 4 (7.14%) SQL
3 3 (5.36%) Perl
3 3 (5.36%) Python
4 2 (3.57%) VBScript
5 1 (1.79%) ABAP
5 1 (1.79%) Java
5 1 (1.79%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.79%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 12 (21.43%) CISSP
2 11 (19.64%) CISM
3 4 (7.14%) CISA
3 4 (7.14%) PCI QSA
3 4 (7.14%) SC Cleared
3 4 (7.14%) Security Cleared
4 2 (3.57%) Degree
4 2 (3.57%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (1.79%) CEH
5 1 (1.79%) CESG Certified Professional
5 1 (1.79%) CompTIA Security+
5 1 (1.79%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (10.71%) GDPR
2 5 (8.93%) PCI DSS
3 4 (7.14%) PA-DSS
4 2 (3.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (3.57%) SLA
5 1 (1.79%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 1 (1.79%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 4 (7.14%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.57%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (3.57%) Virtual Desktop
2 2 (3.57%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (7.14%) SCCM
2 2 (3.57%) OpenView
2 2 (3.57%) ThinApp
Vendors
1 8 (14.29%) SAP
2 5 (8.93%) Microsoft
3 4 (7.14%) VMware
4 3 (5.36%) HP
4 3 (5.36%) ServiceNow
5 2 (3.57%) Alteryx
5 2 (3.57%) Altiris
5 2 (3.57%) FireEye
5 2 (3.57%) JD Edwards
5 2 (3.57%) Oracle
5 2 (3.57%) Splunk
5 2 (3.57%) Symantec
5 2 (3.57%) Tableau
5 2 (3.57%) Veeam
5 2 (3.57%) Veritas
6 1 (1.79%) Blue Coat
6 1 (1.79%) Cognos
6 1 (1.79%) Saba
6 1 (1.79%) Sage
6 1 (1.79%) Sophos