The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £300 per day in advertised job vacancies in Chester during the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

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
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 20 33 22
Rank change year-on-year +13 -11  
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 8 8 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 5.84% 3.57% 6.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.02% 3.70% 6.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 8 11
Median daily rate £300 £481 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -37.66% +20.31%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £434
% change year-on-year +5.55% +3.74%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.00 £47.95 £42.00
% change year-on-year -4.06% +14.16%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Chester. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Chester
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 133 216 197
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Chester 97.08% 96.43% 94.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 387 733 479
Median daily rate £398 £400 £406
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.62% -1.47%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £288 £304
10% offered a daily rate of more than £484 £486 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £399 £365
% change year-on-year +0.25% +9.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 18 58
Median hourly rate £13.50 £13.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -10.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £12.67 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £20.85 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year - +9.37%  

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Chester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Consultant in Chester over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 28 June 2017, Consultant 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 Chester region featuring Consultant in the job title.

1 5 (62.50%) Windows
1 5 (62.50%) Project Management
1 5 (62.50%) Service Management
1 5 (62.50%) Active Directory
1 5 (62.50%) SCCM
1 5 (62.50%) Windows Server 2008
1 5 (62.50%) Microsoft Azure
1 5 (62.50%) Office 365
1 5 (62.50%) Windows Server 2012
1 5 (62.50%) Windows Server
2 4 (50.00%) Line Management
2 4 (50.00%) Customer Requirements
2 4 (50.00%) Presales
2 4 (50.00%) Microsoft Intune
3 3 (37.50%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (25.00%) Finance
4 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (25.00%) SAS
4 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (25.00%) SQL
4 2 (25.00%) VBA
4 2 (25.00%) Oracle
4 2 (25.00%) Unix
4 2 (25.00%) Analytics
4 2 (25.00%) ProC
4 2 (25.00%) Process Improvement
4 2 (25.00%) SAS Macro
4 2 (25.00%) Base SAS
4 2 (25.00%) SAS Enterprise Guide
4 2 (25.00%) Data Integration

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 (25.00%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (62.50%) Microsoft Azure
1 5 (62.50%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) Base SAS
1 2 (25.00%) Relational Database
1 2 (25.00%) SAS Data Integration Studio
1 2 (25.00%) SAS Enterprise Guide
1 2 (25.00%) SAS Visual Analytics
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) ProC
General
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Banking
2 1 (12.50%) Marketing
2 1 (12.50%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Credit Risk
2 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (62.50%) Windows
1 5 (62.50%) Windows Server
1 5 (62.50%) Windows Server 2008
1 5 (62.50%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (25.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Project Management
1 5 (62.50%) Service Management
2 4 (50.00%) Customer Requirements
2 4 (50.00%) Line Management
2 4 (50.00%) Presales
3 3 (37.50%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (25.00%) Analytics
4 2 (25.00%) Data Integration
4 2 (25.00%) Infrastructure Management
4 2 (25.00%) Process Improvement
4 2 (25.00%) Swim Lanes
4 2 (25.00%) Visual Analytics
5 1 (12.50%) Credit Risk Analysis
5 1 (12.50%) ETL
5 1 (12.50%) Marketing Analytics
5 1 (12.50%) Migration
5 1 (12.50%) Risk Analysis
5 1 (12.50%) Scenario Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) PROC SQL
1 2 (25.00%) SAS Macro
1 2 (25.00%) SQL
1 2 (25.00%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) Degree
1 1 (12.50%) SAS Certification
System Software
1 5 (62.50%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (62.50%) SCCM
2 4 (50.00%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (25.00%) Oracle