The table below looks at the statistics for E-business skills in IT contracts advertised for the Chester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited E-business over the 3 months to 24 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Electronic Business (eBusiness)
Rank 22 33 -
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -
Contract jobs citing E-business 1 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 0.82% 0.49% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.02% 0.56% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£500 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £456 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+21.60% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
E-business
Cheshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Chester region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
98 180 172
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 80.33% 87.38% 78.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 61 40
Average daily rate £400 £375 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £263 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 25 17
Average hourly rate £18.03 £34.06 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-47.05% +0.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £30.62 £26.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £62.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

E-business
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing E-business across the Chester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

E-business Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

E-business
Daily Rate Trend in Chester

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

E-business Daily Rate Trend in Chester

E-business
Top 4 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Chester region citing E-business also 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 that cited E-business.

1 1 (100.00%) Oracle
1 1 (100.00%) PRINCE2
1 1 (100.00%) ERP
1 1 (100.00%) Project Management

E-business
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Chester region citing E-business also 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 that cited E-business. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Project Manager
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) PRINCE2
1 1 (100.00%) ERP
1 1 (100.00%) Project Management
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle