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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Internet
Rank 28 22 27
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +5
Contract jobs citing Internet 1 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 0.68% 0.72% 2.33%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.14% 4.17% 10.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 3
Average daily rate
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£475 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.71% -6.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+7.73% -25.00%
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
14 24 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 9.52% 17.27% 21.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 4 13
Average daily rate £438 £350 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +27.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £150 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £400 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 9 9
Average hourly rate £16.84 £31.50 £31.56
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.53% -0.17%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-4.33% -4.25%

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 28 August 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 2 (40.00%) Degree
1 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (20.00%) Data Structures
2 1 (20.00%) System Integration Testing
2 1 (20.00%) SDLC
2 1 (20.00%) TDD
2 1 (20.00%) Banking
2 1 (20.00%) Information Management
2 1 (20.00%) Spring
2 1 (20.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (20.00%) MCDST
2 1 (20.00%) Online Banking
2 1 (20.00%) Marketing
2 1 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (20.00%) WebSphere
2 1 (20.00%) JSON
2 1 (20.00%) Load Balancing
2 1 (20.00%) QA
2 1 (20.00%) Selenium
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco IOS
2 1 (20.00%) Use Case
2 1 (20.00%) Integration Testing
2 1 (20.00%) SCCM
2 1 (20.00%) Network Security
2 1 (20.00%) Time Management
2 1 (20.00%) Android
2 1 (20.00%) RESTful
2 1 (20.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (20.00%) Mockito

Internet
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 1 (20.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle HTTP Server
1 1 (20.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (20.00%) IBM HTTP Server
1 1 (20.00%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) LAN
1 1 (20.00%) VoIP
1 1 (20.00%) HTTP
1 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (20.00%) VPN
1 1 (20.00%) OSPF
1 1 (20.00%) BGP
1 1 (20.00%) Firewall
1 1 (20.00%) Wireless
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco IOS
1 1 (20.00%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) Informix
1 1 (20.00%) RDBMS
1 1 (20.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) JUnit
1 1 (20.00%) Selenium
1 1 (20.00%) Mockito
1 1 (20.00%) Cucumber
General
1 1 (20.00%) Back Office
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
1 1 (20.00%) Banking
1 1 (20.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Network Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Service Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Java Developer
2 1 (20.00%) J2EE Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Technical Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Service Desk Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Network Specialist
2 1 (20.00%) Technical Services Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Java/J2EE Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Business Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) HTML
1 1 (20.00%) J2EE
1 1 (20.00%) CSS
1 1 (20.00%) JDBC
1 1 (20.00%) Servlets
1 1 (20.00%) SOAP
1 1 (20.00%) Web Services
1 1 (20.00%) XML
1 1 (20.00%) XSL
1 1 (20.00%) WSDL
1 1 (20.00%) JAX-RPC
1 1 (20.00%) Spring
1 1 (20.00%) JSON
1 1 (20.00%) RESTful
1 1 (20.00%) PowerMock
1 1 (20.00%) JAX-RS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (20.00%) Data Structures
2 1 (20.00%) Blackberry
2 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (20.00%) Handset
2 1 (20.00%) Online Banking
2 1 (20.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (20.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
1 1 (20.00%) Linux
1 1 (20.00%) Windows XP
1 1 (20.00%) Android
1 1 (20.00%) Windows 7
1 1 (20.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (20.00%) TDD
2 1 (20.00%) Information Management
2 1 (20.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (20.00%) Load Balancing
2 1 (20.00%) Use Case
2 1 (20.00%) Integration Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Time Management
2 1 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (20.00%) Web Application Development
2 1 (20.00%) User Stories
2 1 (20.00%) iOS Development
2 1 (20.00%) System Integration Testing
2 1 (20.00%) SDLC
2 1 (20.00%) ITIL
2 1 (20.00%) UML
2 1 (20.00%) Service Management
2 1 (20.00%) Quality Management
2 1 (20.00%) Service Delivery
2 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) Java
1 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) Degree
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (20.00%) A+ Certification
2 1 (20.00%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (20.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco
1 1 (20.00%) IBM
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (20.00%) HP
1 1 (20.00%) Citrix
1 1 (20.00%) Avaya
1 1 (20.00%) AppSense