Period
to 17 July 2018

The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cheshire during the 6 months to 17 July 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
17 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 28 10 30
Rank change year-on-year -18 +20 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 85 125 120
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 6.22% 10.14% 6.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.44% 10.69% 6.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 62 71
Cheshire median daily rate £450 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -5.88% -5.56%
10th Percentile £288 £300 £363
90th Percentile £769 £550 £538
North West median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -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 £48.75 - £62.50

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 1,319 1,169 1,754
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.49% 94.81% 93.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 824 822 1,206
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £258 £240 £261
90th Percentile £538 £525 £569
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 75 69 62
Cheshire median hourly rate £15.00 £17.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.76% +13.33% -7.18%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.25 £12.50
90th Percentile £41.50 £46.00 £33.75
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £21.20 £20.00
% change year-on-year -17.45% +6.00% +8.34%

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 17 July 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 17 July 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
Chester +5 22 £413 +37.50% 2
Warrington +7 17 £300 -14.29% 1
Crewe - 4 £475 -
Macclesfield +1 3 £475 -13.64%
Knutsford -19 3 £440 -12.00%
Alderley Edge -2 2 £550 -
Winsford - 1 £450 -
Consultant
North West

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

For the 6 months to 17 July 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 26 (30.59%) Finance
2 19 (22.35%) Oracle
3 16 (18.82%) Oracle EBS R12
4 15 (17.65%) SC Cleared
4 15 (17.65%) Security Cleared
4 15 (17.65%) Oracle EBS
5 11 (12.94%) SAP
5 11 (12.94%) SQL
5 11 (12.94%) Microsoft
6 10 (11.76%) Information Security
6 10 (11.76%) Migration
6 10 (11.76%) Risk Management
6 10 (11.76%) Cash Management
6 10 (11.76%) Oracle Receivables
6 10 (11.76%) Oracle Cash Management
7 9 (10.59%) Dynamics CRM
7 9 (10.59%) C#
7 9 (10.59%) CRM
7 9 (10.59%) Digital Transformation Programme
8 8 (9.41%) Accounts Receivable
8 8 (9.41%) .NET
8 8 (9.41%) Configuration Management
8 8 (9.41%) Project Planning
8 8 (9.41%) Oracle Payables
9 7 (8.24%) Oracle Assets
9 7 (8.24%) Oracle E-Business Tax
9 7 (8.24%) Oracle Internet Expenses
9 7 (8.24%) General Ledger
9 7 (8.24%) ERP
9 7 (8.24%) CISSP

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 (3.53%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.18%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (1.18%) EngageOne
1 1 (1.18%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.18%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (1.18%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 16 (18.82%) Oracle EBS R12
2 15 (17.65%) Oracle EBS
3 10 (11.76%) Oracle Cash Management
3 10 (11.76%) Oracle Receivables
4 9 (10.59%) Dynamics CRM
5 8 (9.41%) Oracle Payables
6 7 (8.24%) Oracle Assets
6 7 (8.24%) Oracle E-Business Tax
6 7 (8.24%) Oracle Internet Expenses
7 6 (7.06%) Oracle Financials
8 5 (5.88%) Oracle ERP
8 5 (5.88%) SAP PLM
9 4 (4.71%) DELMIA
10 3 (3.53%) Oracle Applications
11 2 (2.35%) JDE OneWorld
11 2 (2.35%) NetSuite
11 2 (2.35%) Oracle General Ledger
11 2 (2.35%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
11 2 (2.35%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
11 2 (2.35%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 6 (7.06%) Taleo
2 4 (4.71%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (2.35%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (2.35%) Amazon S3
3 2 (2.35%) Amazon SQS
3 2 (2.35%) SuccessFactors
4 1 (1.18%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (1.18%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.18%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.53%) Firewall
2 2 (2.35%) Intrusion Detection
2 2 (2.35%) LAN
2 2 (2.35%) Network Security
3 1 (1.18%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.18%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (1.18%) Oracle Database
1 1 (1.18%) Relational Database
1 1 (1.18%) SAP HANA
1 1 (1.18%) Snowflake Schema
1 1 (1.18%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (1.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (4.71%) Jenkins
1 4 (4.71%) Visual Studio
2 3 (3.53%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (2.35%) JIRA
3 2 (2.35%) MSI
3 2 (2.35%) Oracle APEX
4 1 (1.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (1.18%) Hudson
4 1 (1.18%) Oracle Forms
General
1 26 (30.59%) Finance
2 7 (8.24%) General Ledger
3 3 (3.53%) Local Government
4 2 (2.35%) Advertising
4 2 (2.35%) Retail
5 1 (1.18%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (9.41%) .NET
2 7 (8.24%) Web Services
3 6 (7.06%) SOAP
4 3 (3.53%) .NET Framework
4 3 (3.53%) Ajax
4 3 (3.53%) AngularJS
4 3 (3.53%) ASP.NET
4 3 (3.53%) ASP.NET MVC
4 3 (3.53%) ASP.NET Web API
4 3 (3.53%) Oracle Fusion
4 3 (3.53%) REST
5 2 (2.35%) Software Packaging
6 1 (1.18%) Android SDK
6 1 (1.18%) CSS
6 1 (1.18%) DHTML
6 1 (1.18%) HTML
6 1 (1.18%) iOS SDK
6 1 (1.18%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.06%) Virtual Team
2 5 (5.88%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.35%) Enterprise Cloud
3 2 (2.35%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (2.35%) Public Cloud
4 1 (1.18%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.18%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.18%) FMCG
4 1 (1.18%) Replication
4 1 (1.18%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 6 (7.06%) Windows
2 5 (5.88%) Linux
3 3 (3.53%) Unix
4 2 (2.35%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.18%) Android
5 1 (1.18%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.18%) Solaris
5 1 (1.18%) Ubuntu
5 1 (1.18%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (11.76%) Cash Management
1 10 (11.76%) Information Security
1 10 (11.76%) Migration
1 10 (11.76%) Risk Management
2 9 (10.59%) CRM
2 9 (10.59%) Digital Transformation Programme
3 8 (9.41%) Accounts Receivable
3 8 (9.41%) Configuration Management
3 8 (9.41%) Project Planning
4 7 (8.24%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (8.24%) ERP
4 7 (8.24%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (7.06%) Accounts Payable
5 6 (7.06%) PLM
5 6 (7.06%) Test Scripting
6 5 (5.88%) Change Management
6 5 (5.88%) Data Migration
6 5 (5.88%) ITIL
6 5 (5.88%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (4.71%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 11 (12.94%) SQL
2 9 (10.59%) C#
3 6 (7.06%) PL/SQL
3 6 (7.06%) Python
3 6 (7.06%) VBScript
4 5 (5.88%) JavaScript
4 5 (5.88%) PowerShell
5 2 (2.35%) Java
5 2 (2.35%) Perl
6 1 (1.18%) Ruby
6 1 (1.18%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 15 (17.65%) SC Cleared
1 15 (17.65%) Security Cleared
2 7 (8.24%) CISSP
3 5 (5.88%) CISM
4 2 (2.35%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (1.18%) CEH
5 1 (1.18%) CESG Certified Professional
5 1 (1.18%) CISA
5 1 (1.18%) CompTIA Security+
5 1 (1.18%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (2.35%) PCI DSS
1 2 (2.35%) SLA
2 1 (1.18%) COBIT
2 1 (1.18%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.18%) GDPR
2 1 (1.18%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
2 1 (1.18%) ISO/IEC 27005
2 1 (1.18%) PMO
2 1 (1.18%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.35%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (1.18%) Firmware
2 1 (1.18%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 1 (1.18%) Virtual Desktop
2 1 (1.18%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.18%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (4.71%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (3.53%) SCCM
3 2 (2.35%) ThinApp
4 1 (1.18%) Oracle ZFS
4 1 (1.18%) Red Hat Satellite
4 1 (1.18%) Terraform
Vendors
1 19 (22.35%) Oracle
2 11 (12.94%) Microsoft
2 11 (12.94%) SAP
3 3 (3.53%) HP
3 3 (3.53%) ServiceNow
4 2 (2.35%) Altiris
4 2 (2.35%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.18%) arcserve
5 1 (1.18%) Cisco
5 1 (1.18%) JDA
5 1 (1.18%) NetApp
5 1 (1.18%) Sage
5 1 (1.18%) Sophos
5 1 (1.18%) Splunk
5 1 (1.18%) Veritas
5 1 (1.18%) VMware