The table below looks at the statistics for Benchmarking skills in IT contracts advertised for the Chester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Benchmarking over the 3 months to 30 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Benchmarking
Rank - 32 27
Contract jobs citing Benchmarking 0 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester - 0.46% 0.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 0.57% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate
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- - £515
UK excluding London average daily rate £206 £425 £251
% change year-on-year
-51.47% +69.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £31.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+21.93% -11.42%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Chester region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
96 176 154
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 72.73% 81.48% 78.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 49 62
Average daily rate £338 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £262 £225 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £495 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £367 £365
% change year-on-year
+2.18% +0.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 21 9
Average hourly rate £30.00 £31.56 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.92% -15.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.91 £30.00 £26.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £50.00 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £30.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-11.66% +3.44%

Benchmarking
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Benchmarking across the Chester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Benchmarking Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

Benchmarking
Daily Rate Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Benchmarking across the Chester region.

Benchmarking Daily Rate Trend in Chester