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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Consultant
Rank 15 18 8
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -10
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 6 15 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 4.92% 7.14% 14.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.61% 7.58% 15.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 6
Average daily rate
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£438 £458 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.37% -16.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £313 £448
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £515 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £433 £425 £425
% change year-on-year
+1.76% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Average hourly rate - - £62.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.25 £19.17 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+42.14% -48.88%
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
107 198 218
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 87.70% 94.29% 94.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 64 51
Average daily rate £400 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £487 £533
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 30 27
Average hourly rate £18.00 £31.56 £38.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.95% -16.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £9.00 £16.77
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.57 £62.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Chester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Consultant across the Chester region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

Consultant Daily Rate Histogram 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 19 December 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 5 (50.00%) SQL
2 3 (30.00%) Oracle
2 3 (30.00%) PRINCE2
2 3 (30.00%) Oracle HRMS
2 3 (30.00%) Oracle Applications
2 3 (30.00%) Oracle EBS R12
2 3 (30.00%) PL/SQL
3 2 (20.00%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (20.00%) Project Planning
3 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (20.00%) Windows
4 1 (10.00%) AIX
4 1 (10.00%) Linux
4 1 (10.00%) Apache
4 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
4 1 (10.00%) SharePoint
4 1 (10.00%) SAS
4 1 (10.00%) RDBMS
4 1 (10.00%) Cisco
4 1 (10.00%) IBM
4 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (10.00%) Sun
4 1 (10.00%) HP
4 1 (10.00%) EMC
4 1 (10.00%) Citrix
4 1 (10.00%) CISSP
4 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (10.00%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (10.00%) BMC
4 1 (10.00%) DataStage

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 1 (10.00%) Apache
1 1 (10.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (10.00%) SAS
1 1 (10.00%) MS Project Server
1 1 (10.00%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (10.00%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (30.00%) Oracle HRMS
1 3 (30.00%) Oracle Applications
1 3 (30.00%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (20.00%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (10.00%) Google Analytics
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (10.00%) RDBMS
2 1 (10.00%) DataStage
2 1 (10.00%) DB2
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (10.00%) Relational Database
General
1 1 (10.00%) Finance
1 1 (10.00%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) CSS
1 1 (10.00%) HTML
1 1 (10.00%) YUI
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) Windows
2 1 (10.00%) AIX
2 1 (10.00%) Linux
2 1 (10.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) PRINCE2
2 2 (20.00%) Project Planning
3 1 (10.00%) Project Management
3 1 (10.00%) ITIL
3 1 (10.00%) Risk Assessment
3 1 (10.00%) Information Security
3 1 (10.00%) Web Development
3 1 (10.00%) Risk Analysis
3 1 (10.00%) Analytics
3 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (10.00%) Web Analytics
Programming Languages
1 5 (50.00%) SQL
2 3 (30.00%) PL/SQL
3 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (10.00%) Perl
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) CISSP
1 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 1 (10.00%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) BS7799
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) Tivoli
1 1 (10.00%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) Oracle
2 1 (10.00%) Cisco
2 1 (10.00%) IBM
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (10.00%) Sun
2 1 (10.00%) HP
2 1 (10.00%) EMC
2 1 (10.00%) Citrix
2 1 (10.00%) BMC
2 1 (10.00%) Business Objects
2 1 (10.00%) SAP
2 1 (10.00%) Google