Period
to 23 October 2018

The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in Chester during the 6 months to 23 October 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 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 31 17 34
Rank change year-on-year -14 +17 -12
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 4 17 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 1.90% 7.26% 4.04%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.92% 7.49% 4.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 23 12
Chester median daily rate £425 £300 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +41.67% -33.33% -10.00%
10th Percentile £323 £300 £413
90th Percentile £541 £492 £571
Cheshire median daily rate £450 £388 £457
% change year-on-year +16.13% -15.25% +1.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Chester median hourly rate - - -
Cheshire median hourly rate £65.00 - £62.50

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 208 227 306
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 98.58% 97.01% 95.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 150 185 266
Chester median daily rate £380 £375 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.33% -9.09% +6.45%
10th Percentile £277 £259 £271
90th Percentile £475 £488 £525
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £408 £400
% change year-on-year -1.84% +1.88% -2.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 20 13
Chester median hourly rate £14.50 £13.25 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.43% -5.36% -16.86%
10th Percentile £13.27 £12.80 £13.25
90th Percentile £29.60 £35.00 £17.05
Cheshire median hourly rate £17.50 £14.00 £14.93
% change year-on-year +25.00% -6.23% -9.52%

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 23 October 2018.

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 21 Co-occurring IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 (50.00%) Oracle
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
1 2 (50.00%) Migration
2 1 (25.00%) Taleo
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (25.00%) System Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Data Migration
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (25.00%) Learning Management System
2 1 (25.00%) Skype for Business
2 1 (25.00%) Office 365
2 1 (25.00%) Deep Learning
2 1 (25.00%) Skype
2 1 (25.00%) Saba
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) Project Management
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (25.00%) PL/SQL
2 1 (25.00%) SQL

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 1 (25.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) Office 365
1 1 (25.00%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) Skype
General
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Learning Management System
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Migration
2 1 (25.00%) Data Migration
2 1 (25.00%) Deep Learning
2 1 (25.00%) Project Management
2 1 (25.00%) System Testing
2 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) PL/SQL
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) Saba