The table below looks at the statistics for the Consultant role in IT contracts advertised for the Chester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Consultant in their job title over the 3 months to 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Consultant
Rank 21 13 12
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 4 16 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 2.84% 9.70% 7.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.20% 10.88% 7.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 2
Average daily rate
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£410 £378 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.50% -20.45%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £420 £425
% change year-on-year
+1.19% -1.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £26.25 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-14.28% -19.23%
Consultant
Cheshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Chester region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
125 147 126
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 88.65% 89.09% 90.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 49 46
Average daily rate £285 £313 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.80% -5.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £217 £225 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £486 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 19 5
Average hourly rate £28.75 £37.12 £39.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.55% -6.01%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £16.84 £16.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £50.00 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.68
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.98%

Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Consultant in the job title across the Chester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

Consultant
Daily Rate Trend in Chester

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

Consultant Daily Rate Trend in Chester

Consultant
Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Consultant across the Chester region.

Consultant Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Chester region that cited Consultant in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Consultant in their job title.

1 4 (36.36%) Microsoft
1 4 (36.36%) Information Security
1 4 (36.36%) Web Development
2 3 (27.27%) LAMP
2 3 (27.27%) Firewall
2 3 (27.27%) Data Protection Act
2 3 (27.27%) Computer Science
2 3 (27.27%) Data Protection
2 3 (27.27%) OWASP
2 3 (27.27%) Internet
2 3 (27.27%) SSL
2 3 (27.27%) BMC
2 3 (27.27%) IIS
2 3 (27.27%) DNS
2 3 (27.27%) JSP
2 3 (27.27%) ITIL
2 3 (27.27%) Akamai
2 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (18.18%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (18.18%) HTML
3 2 (18.18%) Java
3 2 (18.18%) JavaScript
3 2 (18.18%) SQL
3 2 (18.18%) CSS
3 2 (18.18%) Remedy
3 2 (18.18%) Service Management
3 2 (18.18%) SharePoint
3 2 (18.18%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (18.18%) ITSM

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Chester region that cited Consultant in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Consultant in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (27.27%) IIS
2 2 (18.18%) SharePoint
2 2 (18.18%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (9.09%) Adobe CQ
3 1 (9.09%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (9.09%) NetWeaver
3 1 (9.09%) MS Project Server
3 1 (9.09%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) MS Project
1 1 (9.09%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (27.27%) DNS
1 3 (27.27%) SSL
1 3 (27.27%) Internet
1 3 (27.27%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
1 1 (9.09%) DB2
1 1 (9.09%) RDBMS
1 1 (9.09%) SAP BW
1 1 (9.09%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Visual Studio
1 1 (9.09%) Maven
1 1 (9.09%) Jenkins
General
1 1 (9.09%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (27.27%) JSP
1 3 (27.27%) LAMP
2 2 (18.18%) HTML
2 2 (18.18%) CSS
3 1 (9.09%) .NET
3 1 (9.09%) SAP XI
3 1 (9.09%) SAP Basis
3 1 (9.09%) YUI
3 1 (9.09%) jQuery
3 1 (9.09%) RESTful
3 1 (9.09%) OSGi
3 1 (9.09%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) Data Protection Act
1 3 (27.27%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) UNIX
1 1 (9.09%) Windows
1 1 (9.09%) AIX
1 1 (9.09%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) Information Security
1 4 (36.36%) Web Development
2 3 (27.27%) Data Protection
2 3 (27.27%) OWASP
2 3 (27.27%) ITIL
3 2 (18.18%) Service Management
3 2 (18.18%) ITSM
3 2 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (9.09%) MVC
4 1 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (9.09%) Risk Assessment
4 1 (9.09%) DevOps
4 1 (9.09%) Risk Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2 (18.18%) Java
1 2 (18.18%) JavaScript
1 2 (18.18%) SQL
2 1 (9.09%) ABAP
2 1 (9.09%) Perl
2 1 (9.09%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) CISSP
1 1 (9.09%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) BS7799
Vendors
1 4 (36.36%) Microsoft
2 3 (27.27%) BMC
2 3 (27.27%) Akamai
3 2 (18.18%) Remedy
4 1 (9.09%) Adobe
4 1 (9.09%) Sun
4 1 (9.09%) HP
4 1 (9.09%) Oracle
4 1 (9.09%) SAP
4 1 (9.09%) Cisco
4 1 (9.09%) IBM