The table below looks at the prevalence of the term IVR in IT contracts advertised for the Chester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited IVR over the 3 months to 20 October 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Interactive Voice Response (IVR)
Rank - - -
Contract jobs citing IVR 0 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester - - -
As % of the Miscellaneous category - - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £25.00 -
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Cheshire

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

Miscellaneous Category
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
40 62 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 30.30% 30.85% 22.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 22 29
Average daily rate £400 £325 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -1.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £225 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £375 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 14 2
Average hourly rate £16.84 £31.56 £35.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.63% -11.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.05 £16.84 £34.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 £36.07 £37.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
- -22.22%

IVR
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

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

IVR Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

IVR
Daily Rate Trend in Chester

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

IVR Daily Rate Trend in Chester

IVR
Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

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

IVR Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

IVR
Top 7 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Chester region citing IVR 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 IVR.

1 4 (100.00%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (50.00%) Finance
3 1 (25.00%) Banking
3 1 (25.00%) Retail
3 1 (25.00%) Retail Banking
3 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing

IVR
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Chester region citing IVR 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 IVR. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

General
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (25.00%) Banking
2 1 (25.00%) Retail
2 1 (25.00%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Business Analyst
1 4 (100.00%) Analyst
1 4 (100.00%) Test Analyst
1 4 (100.00%) Business Test Analyst
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Systems Management
1 4 (100.00%) HP Quality Center