Period
to 17 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £300 per day in advertised job vacancies in Chester during the 6 months to 17 November 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
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 16 31 27
Rank change year-on-year +15 -4 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 15 11 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 7.04% 3.63% 5.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.28% 3.83% 5.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 10 8
Chester median daily rate £300 £450 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -33.33% -7.69% +18.90%
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £500 £450
% change year-on-year -20.00% +11.11% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Chester median hourly rate - - -
Cheshire median hourly rate - £62.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year - +316.67% -

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 206 287 293
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.71% 94.72% 93.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 162 248 183
Chester median daily rate £375 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.09% +3.13% +18.08%
10th Percentile £263 £235 £290
90th Percentile £499 £525 £518
Cheshire median daily rate £409 £400 £413
% change year-on-year +2.19% -3.03% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 13 29
Chester median hourly rate £13.00 £14.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.14% -20.00% -36.36%
10th Percentile £11.23 £13.25 £12.25
90th Percentile £22.40 £15.08 £35.50
Cheshire median hourly rate £13.00 £14.86 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.52% -12.59% +5.20%

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 6 months to 17 November 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 17 November 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 8 (53.33%) SQL
2 7 (46.67%) Oracle
3 6 (40.00%) SAS
4 5 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (26.67%) Oracle EBS
5 4 (26.67%) PL/SQL
5 4 (26.67%) Credit Risk
5 4 (26.67%) Oracle EBS R12
6 3 (20.00%) Oracle iProcurement
6 3 (20.00%) Cash Management
6 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
6 3 (20.00%) Office 365
6 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Intune
6 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (20.00%) Oracle Payables
6 3 (20.00%) Oracle Receivables
6 3 (20.00%) Oracle Cash Management
6 3 (20.00%) Oracle Internet Expenses
6 3 (20.00%) Risk Analysis
6 3 (20.00%) SCCM
6 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (20.00%) Banking
6 3 (20.00%) Taleo
6 3 (20.00%) Retail Banking
6 3 (20.00%) JavaScript
6 3 (20.00%) XML
6 3 (20.00%) Windows
6 3 (20.00%) Oracle Reports
6 3 (20.00%) Oracle Discoverer
6 3 (20.00%) Active Directory

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 6 (40.00%) SAS
2 3 (20.00%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (26.67%) Oracle EBS
1 4 (26.67%) Oracle EBS R12
2 3 (20.00%) Oracle Cash Management
2 3 (20.00%) Oracle Internet Expenses
2 3 (20.00%) Oracle iProcurement
2 3 (20.00%) Oracle Payables
2 3 (20.00%) Oracle Receivables
3 2 (13.33%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (6.67%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (20.00%) Office 365
1 3 (20.00%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 2 (13.33%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (20.00%) Oracle Discoverer
1 3 (20.00%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (13.33%) Base SAS
2 2 (13.33%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (13.33%) Relational Database
2 2 (13.33%) SAS Data Integration Studio
2 2 (13.33%) SAS Enterprise Guide
2 2 (13.33%) SAS Visual Analytics
3 1 (6.67%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Oracle Forms
1 2 (13.33%) ProC
General
1 3 (20.00%) Banking
1 3 (20.00%) Finance
1 3 (20.00%) Retail Banking
2 2 (13.33%) Local Government
3 1 (6.67%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (20.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) Credit Risk
2 3 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (6.67%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 3 (20.00%) Windows
1 3 (20.00%) Windows Server
1 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (13.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (20.00%) Cash Management
2 3 (20.00%) Credit Risk Analysis
2 3 (20.00%) Customer Requirements
2 3 (20.00%) Line Management
2 3 (20.00%) Migration
2 3 (20.00%) Presales
2 3 (20.00%) Project Management
2 3 (20.00%) Risk Analysis
2 3 (20.00%) Service Management
2 3 (20.00%) Workflow
3 2 (13.33%) Analytics
3 2 (13.33%) Data Integration
3 2 (13.33%) Infrastructure Management
3 2 (13.33%) Process Improvement
3 2 (13.33%) Swim Lanes
3 2 (13.33%) Visual Analytics
4 1 (6.67%) Information Security
4 1 (6.67%) Marketing Analytics
4 1 (6.67%) Scenario Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (53.33%) SQL
2 4 (26.67%) PL/SQL
3 3 (20.00%) JavaScript
4 2 (13.33%) PROC SQL
4 2 (13.33%) SAS Macro
4 2 (13.33%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) Degree
1 1 (6.67%) SAS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) BS7799
1 1 (6.67%) GDPR
1 1 (6.67%) QA
System Software
1 3 (20.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Intune
1 3 (20.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (46.67%) Oracle
2 2 (13.33%) Microsoft