The table below looks at the statistics for Internet 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 Internet over the 3 months to 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Internet
Rank 30 33 23
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -10
Contract jobs citing Internet 4 6 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 1.69% 2.97% 2.16%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.09% 10.17% 11.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 2
Average daily rate
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£355 £340 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.41% +23.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £339 £340 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £371 £340 £355
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £348 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.91% +8.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £15.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.83 £13.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+21.76% -10.34%
Internet
Cheshire

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

Communications & Networking Category
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
44 59 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 18.64% 29.21% 19.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 14 5
Average daily rate £400 £340 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% +25.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £327 £288 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £425 £383
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 7 3
Average hourly rate £18.75 £32.50 £16.70
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.30% +94.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £25.00 £16.54
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £45.00 £16.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+44.44% -20.00%

Internet
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Internet across the Chester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

Internet Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

Internet
Daily Rate Trend in Chester

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

Internet Daily Rate Trend in Chester

Internet
Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Internet across the Chester region.

Internet Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

Internet
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Chester region citing Internet 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 Internet.

1 4 (57.14%) HTML
1 4 (57.14%) Java
1 4 (57.14%) JavaScript
1 4 (57.14%) SQL
1 4 (57.14%) J2EE
1 4 (57.14%) Oracle
1 4 (57.14%) JUnit
1 4 (57.14%) CSS
1 4 (57.14%) JDBC
1 4 (57.14%) Servlets
1 4 (57.14%) SOAP
1 4 (57.14%) Web Services
1 4 (57.14%) XML
1 4 (57.14%) XSL
1 4 (57.14%) Informix
1 4 (57.14%) HTTP
1 4 (57.14%) WSDL
1 4 (57.14%) RDBMS
1 4 (57.14%) IBM
1 4 (57.14%) Oracle HTTP Server
1 4 (57.14%) JAX-RPC
1 4 (57.14%) Finance
1 4 (57.14%) TDD
1 4 (57.14%) Banking
1 4 (57.14%) Spring
1 4 (57.14%) Software Engineering
1 4 (57.14%) IBM HTTP Server
1 4 (57.14%) Online Banking
1 4 (57.14%) WebSphere
1 4 (57.14%) Degree

Internet
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Chester region citing Internet 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 Internet. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (57.14%) Oracle HTTP Server
1 4 (57.14%) IBM HTTP Server
1 4 (57.14%) WebSphere
2 1 (14.29%) SharePoint
2 1 (14.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Communications & Networking
1 4 (57.14%) HTTP
2 1 (14.29%) Network Security
2 1 (14.29%) Cisco IOS
2 1 (14.29%) LAN
2 1 (14.29%) VoIP
2 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP
2 1 (14.29%) VPN
2 1 (14.29%) Firewall
2 1 (14.29%) Wireless
2 1 (14.29%) OSPF
2 1 (14.29%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (57.14%) Informix
1 4 (57.14%) RDBMS
1 4 (57.14%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (57.14%) JUnit
1 4 (57.14%) Selenium
1 4 (57.14%) Mockito
1 4 (57.14%) Cucumber
2 2 (28.57%) Introscope
2 2 (28.57%) JIRA
2 2 (28.57%) Jenkins
2 2 (28.57%) SonarQube
General
1 4 (57.14%) Finance
1 4 (57.14%) Banking
2 1 (14.29%) Marketing
2 1 (14.29%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Developer
1 4 (57.14%) Java Developer
2 3 (42.86%) Java/J2EE Developer
3 2 (28.57%) Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) J2EE Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Java Software Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) J2EE Software Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Technical Services Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Network Specialist
4 1 (14.29%) Network Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Service Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Business Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (57.14%) HTML
1 4 (57.14%) J2EE
1 4 (57.14%) CSS
1 4 (57.14%) JDBC
1 4 (57.14%) Servlets
1 4 (57.14%) SOAP
1 4 (57.14%) Web Services
1 4 (57.14%) XML
1 4 (57.14%) XSL
1 4 (57.14%) WSDL
1 4 (57.14%) JAX-RPC
1 4 (57.14%) Spring
1 4 (57.14%) JSON
1 4 (57.14%) RESTful
1 4 (57.14%) PowerMock
1 4 (57.14%) JAX-RS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (57.14%) Online Banking
2 2 (28.57%) N-Tier
2 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (14.29%) Data Structures
3 1 (14.29%) Handset
3 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
3 1 (14.29%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Windows 7
1 1 (14.29%) Android
1 1 (14.29%) Windows XP
1 1 (14.29%) Windows
1 1 (14.29%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) TDD
1 4 (57.14%) Software Engineering
1 4 (57.14%) Web Application Development
1 4 (57.14%) SDLC
2 3 (42.86%) System Integration Testing
2 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (42.86%) Integration Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (28.57%) Open Source
4 1 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (14.29%) User Stories
4 1 (14.29%) Time Management
4 1 (14.29%) Load Balancing
4 1 (14.29%) Use Case
4 1 (14.29%) E-Commerce
4 1 (14.29%) ITIL
4 1 (14.29%) UML
4 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (14.29%) Information Management
4 1 (14.29%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) Java
1 4 (57.14%) JavaScript
1 4 (57.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (57.14%) Degree
2 1 (14.29%) MCDST
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (14.29%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (14.29%) QA
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) Oracle
1 4 (57.14%) IBM
2 3 (42.86%) HP
3 2 (28.57%) Perforce
3 2 (28.57%) Compuware
4 1 (14.29%) AppSense
4 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
4 1 (14.29%) Cisco
4 1 (14.29%) Citrix
4 1 (14.29%) Avaya