The median contractor rate for a Technical Consultant was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cheshire during the 3 months to 28 April 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.

Technical Consultant
North West / Cheshire
3 months to
28 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 56 86 75
Rank change year-on-year +30 -11  
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Consultant 3 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.53% 0.45% 0.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.56% 0.49% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 2
Median daily rate £550 - £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +4.16% +5.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.00 - -

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 537 1026 956
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 94.54% 92.85% 95.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 373 705 580
Median daily rate £410 £421 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.61% -0.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £275 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £563 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £398 £375
% change year-on-year +0.62% +6.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 32 56
Median hourly rate £17.50 £13.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.62% -18.18%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £32.50 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.70
% change year-on-year - +4.79%  

Technical Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire that featured Technical Consultant in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Technical Consultant in Cheshire

Technical Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Technical Consultant in Cheshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Technical Consultant in Cheshire

Technical 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 Technical Consultant within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 28 April 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
Alderley Edge - 1 - -
Technical Consultant
North West

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

For the 6 months to 28 April 2017, Technical 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 Technical Consultant in the job title.

1 3 (75.00%) Finance
2 2 (50.00%) Essbase
2 2 (50.00%) ETL
2 2 (50.00%) Oracle
2 2 (50.00%) Hyperion
2 2 (50.00%) MDX
2 2 (50.00%) Oracle BI EE
2 2 (50.00%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (50.00%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (25.00%) Amazon Redshift
3 1 (25.00%) Windows 10
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (25.00%) Office 365
3 1 (25.00%) Talend
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (25.00%) Analytics
3 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (25.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (25.00%) Talend Open Studio
3 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (25.00%) QA
3 1 (25.00%) SCCM
3 1 (25.00%) Performance Management
3 1 (25.00%) ERwin
3 1 (25.00%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (25.00%) Windows
3 1 (25.00%) Data Modelling
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft

Technical 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (25.00%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) Essbase
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle BI EE
2 1 (25.00%) Amazon Redshift
2 1 (25.00%) Data Mart
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) ERwin
1 1 (25.00%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 3 (75.00%) Finance
2 1 (25.00%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
1 1 (25.00%) Windows 10
1 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
1 1 (25.00%) Windows Server
1 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) ETL
1 2 (50.00%) Performance Monitoring
1 2 (50.00%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) Analytics
2 1 (25.00%) Data Modelling
2 1 (25.00%) Identity Management
2 1 (25.00%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Hyperion
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle
2 1 (25.00%) Citrix
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) Talend