Period
to 23 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in Chester during the 6 months to 23 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.

Consultant
Cheshire > Chester
6 months to
23 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 20 25 21
Rank change year-on-year +5 -4 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 7 7 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 4.12% 2.97% 5.04%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.35% 3.17% 5.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 11
Chester median daily rate £350 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.65% -5.56% +2.86%
10th Percentile £325 £381 £388
90th Percentile £458 £475 £525
Cheshire median daily rate £450 £475 £425
% change year-on-year -5.26% +11.76% -5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Chester median hourly rate - - -
Cheshire median hourly rate - £60.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year - +300.00% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Chester. 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
Chester
Contract vacancies in Chester with a recognized job title 161 221 240
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.71% 93.64% 93.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 180 178
Chester median daily rate £345 £394 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.38% -1.56% +6.67%
10th Percentile £190 £201 £262
90th Percentile £475 £488 £514
Cheshire median daily rate £420 £400 £425
% change year-on-year +5.00% -5.88% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 19 25
Chester median hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £16.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -16.86% -7.12%
10th Percentile £11.18 £12.85 £13.59
90th Percentile £33.75 £25.87 £37.50
Cheshire median hourly rate £14.50 £15.33 £17.00
% change year-on-year -5.38% -9.85% -

Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in Chester

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

Job vacancy trend for Consultant in Chester

Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Chester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Consultant in Chester

Consultant
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Consultant in Chester

Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 23 January 2018, Consultant contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Chester region featuring Consultant in the job title.

1 2 (28.57%) Oracle
1 2 (28.57%) Oracle Reports
1 2 (28.57%) SAS
1 2 (28.57%) BusinessObjects
1 2 (28.57%) Migration
1 2 (28.57%) EngageOne
1 2 (28.57%) Load Balancing
1 2 (28.57%) Data Quality
1 2 (28.57%) High Availability
1 2 (28.57%) Demand Generation
2 1 (14.29%) Portfolio Management
2 1 (14.29%) Dependency Management
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle Database
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle Internet Expenses
2 1 (14.29%) GDPR
2 1 (14.29%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (14.29%) QA
2 1 (14.29%) Data Protection
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle iProcurement
2 1 (14.29%) Cash Management
2 1 (14.29%) Taleo
2 1 (14.29%) Strategic Planning
2 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (14.29%) Information Security

Consultant Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Chester 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 2 (28.57%) SAS
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 2 (28.57%) EngageOne
Business Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle Cash Management
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle Internet Expenses
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle iProcurement
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle Payables
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) BusinessObjects
1 2 (28.57%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle Database
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle Discoverer
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle Forms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Data Protection Act
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Demand Generation
1 2 (28.57%) High Availability
1 2 (28.57%) Load Balancing
1 2 (28.57%) Migration
2 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (14.29%) Cash Management
2 1 (14.29%) Change Management
2 1 (14.29%) Data Protection
2 1 (14.29%) Dependency Management
2 1 (14.29%) Information Security
2 1 (14.29%) Portfolio Management
2 1 (14.29%) Project Management
2 1 (14.29%) Strategic Planning
2 1 (14.29%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
1 1 (14.29%) PL/SQL
1 1 (14.29%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) Data Quality
2 1 (14.29%) BS7799
2 1 (14.29%) GDPR
2 1 (14.29%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Oracle