The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Chester region that had Consultant featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 31 August 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
31 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Consultant
Rank 27 20 20
Rank change year-on-year
-7 0
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 3 10 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 1.90% 6.80% 2.88%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.05% 7.19% 3.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 1
Median daily rate £450 £475 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% +15.85%
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £440 £425
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.00 £33.75 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+36.29% +50.00%
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
146 139 126
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 92.41% 94.56% 90.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 127 81 50
Median daily rate £413 £388 £285
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.45% +35.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £303 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £451 £410
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 12 19
Median hourly rate £14.00 £19.03 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.43% -28.18%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +3.03%

Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Chester region that featured Consultant in the job title.

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 Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 31 August 2016, 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 Chester region featuring Consultant in the job title.

1 4 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (36.36%) ETL
1 4 (36.36%) SQL
1 4 (36.36%) Talend Open Studio
1 4 (36.36%) Talend
2 3 (27.27%) DevOps
2 3 (27.27%) Informatica
2 3 (27.27%) Ab Initio
3 2 (18.18%) E-Commerce
3 2 (18.18%) Java
3 2 (18.18%) Business Analysis
3 2 (18.18%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (18.18%) Service Delivery
3 2 (18.18%) Data Analytics
3 2 (18.18%) Analytics
3 2 (18.18%) Cybersecurity
4 1 (9.09%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (9.09%) Docker
4 1 (9.09%) Amazon ELB
4 1 (9.09%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (9.09%) Amazon S3
4 1 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (9.09%) Security Architecture
4 1 (9.09%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 1 (9.09%) Puppet
4 1 (9.09%) Capacity Management
4 1 (9.09%) Route 53
4 1 (9.09%) Web Application Development
4 1 (9.09%) Non-Functional Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Threat Modelling

Consultant Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Chester 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 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (9.09%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (9.09%) Amazon ELB
1 1 (9.09%) Amazon S3
1 1 (9.09%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 4 (36.36%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 1 (9.09%) Banking
1 1 (9.09%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) .NET
1 1 (9.09%) J2EE
1 1 (9.09%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) CentOS
1 1 (9.09%) Linux
1 1 (9.09%) Unix
1 1 (9.09%) Windows
1 1 (9.09%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (36.36%) ETL
2 3 (27.27%) DevOps
3 2 (18.18%) Analytics
3 2 (18.18%) Business Analysis
3 2 (18.18%) Cybersecurity
3 2 (18.18%) Data Analytics
3 2 (18.18%) E-Commerce
3 2 (18.18%) Service Delivery
4 1 (9.09%) BPMN
4 1 (9.09%) Capacity Management
4 1 (9.09%) Non-Functional Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Performance Management
4 1 (9.09%) Risk Management
4 1 (9.09%) Security Architecture
4 1 (9.09%) Security Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Software Engineering
4 1 (9.09%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 1 (9.09%) UML
4 1 (9.09%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 4 (36.36%) SQL
2 2 (18.18%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (9.09%) Docker
1 1 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (9.09%) Puppet
Vendors
1 4 (36.36%) Talend
2 3 (27.27%) Ab Initio
2 3 (27.27%) Informatica
3 1 (9.09%) Red Hat
3 1 (9.09%) VMware