Period
to 22 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Junior was £175 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cheshire during the 6 months to 22 January 2018.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Junior
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 76 79 107
Rank change year-on-year +3 +28 -22
Contract jobs requiring a Junior 13 11 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.05% 0.86% 0.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.09% 0.92% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 7 2
Cheshire median daily rate £175 £163 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -18.75% -11.11%
10th Percentile £94 £90 £151
90th Percentile £220 £312 £286
North West median daily rate £206 £175 £210
% change year-on-year +17.86% -16.67% -16.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Cheshire median hourly rate - £21.05 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +61.88% -
North West median hourly rate £12.67 £20.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year -36.65% +48.15% +10.20%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Cheshire
Contract vacancies in Cheshire with a recognized job title 1,194 1,200 1,922
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.29% 93.97% 94.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 838 849 1,297
Cheshire median daily rate £420 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% -5.88% +13.33%
10th Percentile £225 £212 £263
90th Percentile £625 £600 £575
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 60 83
Cheshire median hourly rate £14.50 £15.33 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.38% -9.85% -
10th Percentile £11.53 £11.25 £10.00
90th Percentile £37.50 £29.31 £37.50
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £21.40
% change year-on-year - -18.22% +29.70%

Junior
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings that featured Junior in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

Job vacancy trend for Junior in Cheshire

Junior
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Junior in Cheshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Junior in Cheshire

Junior
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Junior in Cheshire over the 6 months to 22 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Junior in Cheshire

Junior
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Junior in Cheshire

Junior
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Junior within the Cheshire region over the 6 months to 22 January 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Knutsford -14 4 £100 -64.14% 2
Warrington +9 3 - - 3
Macclesfield +1 2 £219 +34.62% 2
Chester - 2 £188 - 9
Alderley Edge - 1 £213 -
Junior
North West

Junior Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, Junior contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cheshire region featuring Junior in the job title.

1 8 (61.54%) Finance
2 6 (46.15%) Marketing
3 4 (30.77%) Time Management
3 4 (30.77%) CMS
3 4 (30.77%) Content Management
4 3 (23.08%) Migration
4 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (23.08%) Windows
4 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (23.08%) SMS
4 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
4 3 (23.08%) Adobe
4 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (23.08%) Retail Banking
4 3 (23.08%) Windows 7
4 3 (23.08%) Machine Learning
4 3 (23.08%) Windows 10
4 3 (23.08%) Content Marketing
5 2 (15.38%) SCCM
5 2 (15.38%) Veeva
5 2 (15.38%) Degree
5 2 (15.38%) Active Directory
5 2 (15.38%) Project Management
5 2 (15.38%) CRM
5 2 (15.38%) Data Analysis
6 1 (7.69%) Investment Banking
6 1 (7.69%) Software Engineering
6 1 (7.69%) Scrum
6 1 (7.69%) TCP/IP
6 1 (7.69%) Java

Junior Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (30.77%) CMS
Applications
1 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (15.38%) Veeva
2 1 (7.69%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 3 (23.08%) SMS
2 1 (7.69%) Internet
2 1 (7.69%) TCP/IP
General
1 8 (61.54%) Finance
2 6 (46.15%) Marketing
3 3 (23.08%) Retail Banking
4 1 (7.69%) Banking
4 1 (7.69%) Investment Banking
4 1 (7.69%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (7.69%) Computer Science
1 1 (7.69%) Mainframe
1 1 (7.69%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (23.08%) Windows
1 3 (23.08%) Windows 10
1 3 (23.08%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (30.77%) Content Management
1 4 (30.77%) Time Management
2 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (23.08%) Content Marketing
2 3 (23.08%) Machine Learning
2 3 (23.08%) Migration
3 2 (15.38%) CRM
3 2 (15.38%) Data Analysis
3 2 (15.38%) Project Management
4 1 (7.69%) Analytics
4 1 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (7.69%) Creative Problem-Solving
4 1 (7.69%) Data Entry
4 1 (7.69%) Kanban
4 1 (7.69%) Mathematics
4 1 (7.69%) Microservices
4 1 (7.69%) Physics
4 1 (7.69%) Regulatory Compliance
4 1 (7.69%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.69%) Java
1 1 (7.69%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) Degree
2 1 (7.69%) Computer Science Degree
System Software
1 2 (15.38%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (15.38%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (23.08%) Adobe
1 3 (23.08%) Microsoft