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 1 June 2015 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
1 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Consultant
Rank 26 30 11
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -19
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 8 7 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 3.42% 3.50% 10.95%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.65% 3.76% 11.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 2
Average daily rate
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£416 £320 £463
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.84% -30.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £402 £312 £433
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £364 £493
UK excluding London average daily rate £443 £425 £425
% change year-on-year
+4.11% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £50.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £45.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +38.46%
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
219 186 130
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 93.59% 93.00% 94.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 135 63 37
Average daily rate £400 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £215 £152
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £424 £451
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 22 14
Average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.40 £15.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £45.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.81% -5.71%

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 1 June 2015, 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 14 (66.67%) Oracle
2 12 (57.14%) SQL
3 11 (52.38%) Oracle EBS R12
4 9 (42.86%) PL/SQL
4 9 (42.86%) PRINCE2
4 9 (42.86%) Oracle HRMS
4 9 (42.86%) Oracle Applications
5 7 (33.33%) Oracle EBS
6 5 (23.81%) Project Planning
7 4 (19.05%) Finance
7 4 (19.05%) Project Management
7 4 (19.05%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 3 (14.29%) Migration
8 3 (14.29%) Data Migration
9 2 (9.52%) Firewall
9 2 (9.52%) Oracle General Ledger
9 2 (9.52%) Oracle Payroll
9 2 (9.52%) Web Development
9 2 (9.52%) CMDB
9 2 (9.52%) Microsoft
9 2 (9.52%) MS Office
9 2 (9.52%) SAP
9 2 (9.52%) AIX
9 2 (9.52%) ERP
9 2 (9.52%) SAS
9 2 (9.52%) DHCP
9 2 (9.52%) TCP/IP
9 2 (9.52%) DNS
10 1 (4.76%) RDBMS
10 1 (4.76%) Linux

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 1 June 2015, 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 2 (9.52%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (9.52%) MS Office
2 1 (4.76%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 11 (52.38%) Oracle EBS R12
2 9 (42.86%) Oracle HRMS
2 9 (42.86%) Oracle Applications
3 7 (33.33%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (9.52%) Oracle General Ledger
4 2 (9.52%) Oracle Payroll
5 1 (4.76%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (4.76%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (4.76%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.76%) Google Analytics
1 1 (4.76%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (4.76%) Amazon S3
1 1 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (4.76%) Route 53
1 1 (4.76%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.52%) Firewall
1 2 (9.52%) DHCP
1 2 (9.52%) TCP/IP
1 2 (9.52%) DNS
2 1 (4.76%) SAN
2 1 (4.76%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.76%) RDBMS
1 1 (4.76%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Maven
1 1 (4.76%) Hudson
1 1 (4.76%) Jenkins
General
1 4 (19.05%) Finance
2 1 (4.76%) Banking
2 1 (4.76%) General Ledger
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.52%) CMDB
2 1 (4.76%) HACMP
2 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.52%) AIX
2 1 (4.76%) Linux
2 1 (4.76%) UNIX
2 1 (4.76%) Windows
2 1 (4.76%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (42.86%) PRINCE2
2 5 (23.81%) Project Planning
3 4 (19.05%) Project Management
4 3 (14.29%) Migration
4 3 (14.29%) Data Migration
5 2 (9.52%) Web Development
5 2 (9.52%) ERP
6 1 (4.76%) ITIL
6 1 (4.76%) Configuration Management
6 1 (4.76%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (4.76%) Web Analytics
6 1 (4.76%) Service Management
6 1 (4.76%) Information Security
6 1 (4.76%) TOGAF
6 1 (4.76%) Data Protection
6 1 (4.76%) Data Mapping
6 1 (4.76%) Open Source
6 1 (4.76%) Network Management
6 1 (4.76%) SIEM
6 1 (4.76%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 12 (57.14%) SQL
2 9 (42.86%) PL/SQL
3 1 (4.76%) Perl
3 1 (4.76%) PHP
3 1 (4.76%) Jython
Qualifications
1 4 (19.05%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (4.76%) CCNP
2 1 (4.76%) CCNA
2 1 (4.76%) CISSP
2 1 (4.76%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (4.76%) A+ Certification
2 1 (4.76%) Degree
2 1 (4.76%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (4.76%) Puppet
1 1 (4.76%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 14 (66.67%) Oracle
2 2 (9.52%) Microsoft
2 2 (9.52%) SAP
3 1 (4.76%) Sun
3 1 (4.76%) HP
3 1 (4.76%) Citrix
3 1 (4.76%) BMC
3 1 (4.76%) Red Hat
3 1 (4.76%) Symantec
3 1 (4.76%) Google
3 1 (4.76%) NetScout
3 1 (4.76%) Opsware
3 1 (4.76%) ArcSight
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