The median contractor rate for a Consultant was - per day in advertised job vacancies in Chester during the 3 months to 30 March 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
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 30 21
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 0 4 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester - 2.58% 4.59%
As % of the Job Titles category - 2.72% 4.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 8
Median daily rate - £425 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -10.52%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £436 £438
% change year-on-year +3.15% -0.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.00 £50.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year -6.00% +38.88%  

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 98 147 191
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Chester 92.45% 94.84% 97.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 102 120
Median daily rate £375 £350 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -15.15%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £250 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 16 24
Median hourly rate £21.00 £16.84 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.70% -38.76%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £14.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £35.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -7.89% +11.76%  

Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in Chester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Chester that featured Consultant in the job title.

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 19 Co-occurring IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 2 (50.00%) ERP
1 2 (50.00%) Local Government
2 1 (25.00%) Matrix Management
2 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (25.00%) SDLC
2 1 (25.00%) TADDM
2 1 (25.00%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 1 (25.00%) GAMP
2 1 (25.00%) GMP
2 1 (25.00%) IBM
2 1 (25.00%) Tivoli
2 1 (25.00%) Change Management
2 1 (25.00%) Risk Management
2 1 (25.00%) Validation
2 1 (25.00%) MySQL
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle
2 1 (25.00%) DB2
2 1 (25.00%) MS Office
2 1 (25.00%) MS Excel

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:

Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (25.00%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) DB2
1 1 (25.00%) MySQL
General
1 2 (50.00%) Local Government
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) ERP
2 1 (25.00%) Change Management
2 1 (25.00%) Matrix Management
2 1 (25.00%) Risk Management
2 1 (25.00%) SDLC
2 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (25.00%) Validation
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) 21 CFR Part 11
1 1 (25.00%) GAMP
1 1 (25.00%) GMP
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) TADDM
1 1 (25.00%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) IBM
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle