The table below looks at the statistics for the Junior 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 Junior in their job title over the 3 months to 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Junior
Rank - - -
Contract jobs requiring a Junior 0 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester - - -
As % of the Job Titles category - - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £225 £228 £235
% change year-on-year
-1.09% -3.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £10.50 £12.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-16.00% -34.21%
Junior
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
125 149 125
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 88.65% 88.69% 90.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 49 46
Average daily rate £285 £313 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.80% -8.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £217 £225 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £421 £486 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 19 5
Average hourly rate £28.75 £37.12 £39.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.55% -6.01%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £16.84 £16.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £50.00 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

Junior
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Junior in the job title across the Chester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Junior Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

Junior
Daily Rate Trend in Chester

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

Junior Daily Rate Trend in Chester

Junior
Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

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

Junior Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

Junior
Top 24 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Chester region that cited Junior 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 Junior in their job title.

1 2 (100.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (50.00%) Manual Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Time Management
2 1 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (50.00%) C
2 1 (50.00%) C#
2 1 (50.00%) C++
2 1 (50.00%) HTML
2 1 (50.00%) Java
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) VBScript
2 1 (50.00%) VB
2 1 (50.00%) VB.NET
2 1 (50.00%) .NET
2 1 (50.00%) MySQL
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle
2 1 (50.00%) Web Services
2 1 (50.00%) XML
2 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) Shell Script
2 1 (50.00%) Regression Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) Business Analysis

Junior
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Chester region that cited Junior 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 Junior in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) MySQL
General
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) HTML
1 1 (50.00%) .NET
1 1 (50.00%) Web Services
1 1 (50.00%) XML
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (50.00%) Manual Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Time Management
2 1 (50.00%) Regression Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) C
1 1 (50.00%) C#
1 1 (50.00%) C++
1 1 (50.00%) Java
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
1 1 (50.00%) VBScript
1 1 (50.00%) VB
1 1 (50.00%) VB.NET
1 1 (50.00%) Shell Script
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft