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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Consultant
Rank 19 20 16
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 9 4 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 6.08% 2.88% 8.56%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.43% 3.23% 9.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 5
Average daily rate
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£475 £410 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.85% +17.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £410 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £410 £406
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +1.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.75 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+22.72% -
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
140 124 168
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 94.59% 89.21% 89.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 48 55
Average daily rate £375 £288 £312
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.43% -7.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £216 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £440 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 21 22
Average hourly rate £14.00 £30.00 £31.56
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-53.33% -4.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.88 £14.00 £19.27
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.35 £45.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.94% -

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

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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 4 September 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 7 (38.89%) Red Hat
2 6 (33.33%) Maven
2 6 (33.33%) QA
2 6 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
2 6 (33.33%) Amazon EC2
2 6 (33.33%) Amazon S3
2 6 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (33.33%) CentOS
2 6 (33.33%) Open Source
2 6 (33.33%) Hudson
2 6 (33.33%) Puppet
2 6 (33.33%) Route 53
2 6 (33.33%) Jenkins
2 6 (33.33%) Amazon ELB
2 6 (33.33%) Vagrant
2 6 (33.33%) DevOps
2 6 (33.33%) Auto-Scaling
3 4 (22.22%) Finance
3 4 (22.22%) SQL
3 4 (22.22%) Oracle
4 3 (16.67%) HP
4 3 (16.67%) Oracle EBS R12
5 2 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (11.11%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (11.11%) Risk Management
5 2 (11.11%) Banking
5 2 (11.11%) Migration
5 2 (11.11%) Oracle HRMS
5 2 (11.11%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (11.11%) VMware

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 1 (5.56%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (11.11%) MS Office
2 1 (5.56%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (16.67%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (11.11%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (11.11%) Oracle HRMS
2 2 (11.11%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (5.56%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 6 (33.33%) Amazon EC2
1 6 (33.33%) Amazon S3
1 6 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (33.33%) Route 53
1 6 (33.33%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.11%) DHCP
1 2 (11.11%) DNS
1 2 (11.11%) Firewall
2 1 (5.56%) Wireless
2 1 (5.56%) IP Telephony
2 1 (5.56%) Network Security
2 1 (5.56%) TCP/IP
2 1 (5.56%) LAN
2 1 (5.56%) WAN
Development Applications
1 6 (33.33%) Maven
1 6 (33.33%) Hudson
1 6 (33.33%) Jenkins
General
1 4 (22.22%) Finance
2 2 (11.11%) Banking
3 1 (5.56%) General Ledger
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.56%) HACMP
1 1 (5.56%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 6 (33.33%) CentOS
2 2 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (11.11%) Windows
3 1 (5.56%) AIX
3 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
1 6 (33.33%) Open Source
1 6 (33.33%) DevOps
1 6 (33.33%) Auto-Scaling
2 2 (11.11%) PRINCE2
2 2 (11.11%) Project Management
2 2 (11.11%) Risk Management
2 2 (11.11%) Migration
3 1 (5.56%) Information Security
3 1 (5.56%) Programme Management
3 1 (5.56%) TOGAF
3 1 (5.56%) Pay per click
3 1 (5.56%) Project Planning
3 1 (5.56%) Web Development
3 1 (5.56%) SEO
3 1 (5.56%) ERP
3 1 (5.56%) Configuration Management
3 1 (5.56%) SIEM
3 1 (5.56%) Data Migration
3 1 (5.56%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 4 (22.22%) SQL
2 2 (11.11%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (11.11%) Degree
2 1 (5.56%) CCNP
2 1 (5.56%) CCNA
2 1 (5.56%) CISSP
2 1 (5.56%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (5.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (5.56%) A+ Certification
2 1 (5.56%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (33.33%) QA
System Software
1 2 (11.11%) Active Directory
1 2 (11.11%) VMware ESX
2 1 (5.56%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (33.33%) Puppet
1 6 (33.33%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 7 (38.89%) Red Hat
2 4 (22.22%) Oracle
3 3 (16.67%) HP
4 2 (11.11%) Citrix
4 2 (11.11%) SAP
4 2 (11.11%) IBM
4 2 (11.11%) Microsoft
4 2 (11.11%) VMware
5 1 (5.56%) Google
5 1 (5.56%) ArcSight
5 1 (5.56%) Ruckus Wireless
5 1 (5.56%) Meraki
5 1 (5.56%) Cisco
5 1 (5.56%) Symantec