Period
to 16 July 2018

The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in Chester during the 6 months to 16 July 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
16 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 17 26 39
Rank change year-on-year +9 +13 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 23 10 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 9.13% 3.86% 2.96%
As % of the Job Titles category 9.20% 4.00% 3.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 18 11
Chester median daily rate £425 £300 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +41.67% -33.33% +5.88%
10th Percentile £275 £300 £413
90th Percentile £875 £505 £575
Cheshire median daily rate £450 £400 £425
% change year-on-year +12.50% -5.88% -5.56%
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 250 250 355
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 99.21% 96.53% 95.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 190 214 290
Chester median daily rate £375 £386 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.91% -3.44% -
10th Percentile £267 £231 £252
90th Percentile £501 £481 £500
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £400 £413
% change year-on-year - -3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 20 22
Chester median hourly rate £19.03 £14.00 £16.42
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.93% -14.74% -12.43%
10th Percentile £13.45 £12.75 £13.25
90th Percentile £42.50 £35.20 £30.88
Cheshire median hourly rate £15.00 £17.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year -11.76% +13.33% -7.18%

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 16 July 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 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 16 July 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 9 (39.13%) Microsoft
1 9 (39.13%) Digital Transformation Programme
2 8 (34.78%) CRM
2 8 (34.78%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (26.09%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (21.74%) SAP
4 5 (21.74%) PLM
4 5 (21.74%) SAP PLM
5 4 (17.39%) Scrum
5 4 (17.39%) Web Services
5 4 (17.39%) C#
5 4 (17.39%) JavaScript
5 4 (17.39%) .NET
5 4 (17.39%) Change Management
5 4 (17.39%) Risk Management
5 4 (17.39%) Migration
6 3 (13.04%) Finance
6 3 (13.04%) MVC
6 3 (13.04%) ASP.NET
6 3 (13.04%) SOAP
6 3 (13.04%) SharePoint
6 3 (13.04%) Configuration Management
6 3 (13.04%) SQL
6 3 (13.04%) TDD
6 3 (13.04%) Systems Analysis
6 3 (13.04%) Project Planning
6 3 (13.04%) SDLC
6 3 (13.04%) User Stories
6 3 (13.04%) ASP.NET Web API
6 3 (13.04%) Release Management

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 3 (13.04%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (4.35%) EngageOne
Business Applications
1 8 (34.78%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (21.74%) SAP PLM
3 2 (8.70%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (8.70%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (4.35%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (4.35%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.70%) Taleo
2 1 (4.35%) Dynamics 365
2 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) SQL Server
1 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (13.04%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (8.70%) JIRA
General
1 3 (13.04%) Finance
2 1 (4.35%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (17.39%) .NET
1 4 (17.39%) Web Services
2 3 (13.04%) ASP.NET
2 3 (13.04%) ASP.NET MVC
2 3 (13.04%) ASP.NET Web API
2 3 (13.04%) SOAP
3 1 (4.35%) .NET Framework
3 1 (4.35%) Android SDK
3 1 (4.35%) iOS SDK
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (4.35%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.35%) Android
1 1 (4.35%) Apple iOS
1 1 (4.35%) Windows
1 1 (4.35%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (39.13%) Digital Transformation Programme
2 8 (34.78%) CRM
3 6 (26.09%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (21.74%) PLM
5 4 (17.39%) Change Management
5 4 (17.39%) Migration
5 4 (17.39%) Risk Management
5 4 (17.39%) Scrum
6 3 (13.04%) Configuration Management
6 3 (13.04%) MVC
6 3 (13.04%) Project Planning
6 3 (13.04%) Release Management
6 3 (13.04%) SDLC
6 3 (13.04%) Systems Analysis
6 3 (13.04%) TDD
6 3 (13.04%) User Stories
6 3 (13.04%) Waterfall
7 1 (4.35%) Dependency Management
7 1 (4.35%) Mentoring
7 1 (4.35%) Mobile Development
Programming Languages
1 4 (17.39%) C#
1 4 (17.39%) JavaScript
2 3 (13.04%) SQL
3 2 (8.70%) PL/SQL
4 1 (4.35%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (4.35%) CISA
1 1 (4.35%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) COBIT
1 1 (4.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (4.35%) PMO
1 1 (4.35%) QA
Vendors
1 9 (39.13%) Microsoft
2 5 (21.74%) SAP
3 2 (8.70%) Oracle