The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Chester with a requirement for Degree qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 27 March 2017 with a comparison to the 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Degree
Cheshire / Chester
Rank 20 26 26
Rank change year-on-year +6 0  
Contract jobs citing Degree 2 5 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 1.92% 3.31% 2.58%
As % of the Qualifications category 12.50% 17.86% 14.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 3
Median daily rate £625 £381 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +63.93% +8.92%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £385 £375
% change year-on-year +0.64% +2.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £40.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year -31.25% +25.00%  

Degree is in the academic qualifications and professional certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in Chester.

Academic & Professional Certification
Chester
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 16 28 35
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Chester 15.38% 18.54% 18.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 18 17
Median daily rate £275 £250 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -37.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £200 £343
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £443 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 6
Median hourly rate £18.68 £35.00 £17.49
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -46.62% +100.17%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £22.75
% change year-on-year -25.20% +75.82%  

Degree
Job Vacancy Trend in Chester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Chester citing Degree as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for Degree in Chester

Degree
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Degree in Chester.

Contractor daily rate trend for Degree in Chester

Degree
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Degree in Chester.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Degree in Chester

Degree
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 27 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Degree also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Chester region with a requirement for Degree.

1 5 (83.33%) Validation
2 4 (66.67%) Computer Science
3 3 (50.00%) Banking
3 3 (50.00%) MS Project
3 3 (50.00%) E-Commerce
3 3 (50.00%) Project Management
4 2 (33.33%) Java
4 2 (33.33%) J2EE
4 2 (33.33%) WebLogic
4 2 (33.33%) MS Visio
4 2 (33.33%) SOAP
4 2 (33.33%) Struts
4 2 (33.33%) Web Services
4 2 (33.33%) ITIL
4 2 (33.33%) UML
4 2 (33.33%) OO
4 2 (33.33%) JBoss
4 2 (33.33%) RAD
4 2 (33.33%) RUP
4 2 (33.33%) Tomcat
4 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
4 2 (33.33%) Network Design
4 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (33.33%) TDD
4 2 (33.33%) Spring
4 2 (33.33%) Software Engineering
4 2 (33.33%) Scrum
4 2 (33.33%) Service Management
4 2 (33.33%) ITSM
4 2 (33.33%) GlassFish

Degree
Top Related 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 (33.33%) GlassFish
1 2 (33.33%) JBoss
1 2 (33.33%) Tomcat
1 2 (33.33%) WebLogic
1 2 (33.33%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (50.00%) MS Project
2 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 2 (33.33%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) Anycast
1 1 (16.67%) BIG-IP
1 1 (16.67%) DNS
1 1 (16.67%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
1 1 (16.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
General
1 3 (50.00%) Banking
2 1 (16.67%) Back Office
2 1 (16.67%) Front Office
2 1 (16.67%) Investment Banking
2 1 (16.67%) Legal
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Design Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) Implementation Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) Software Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Design Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Network Design Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Network Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Network Implementation Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Programme Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Support Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) J2EE
1 2 (33.33%) JSTL
1 2 (33.33%) REST
1 2 (33.33%) SOAP
1 2 (33.33%) Spring
1 2 (33.33%) Struts
1 2 (33.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (66.67%) Computer Science
2 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Validation
2 3 (50.00%) E-Commerce
2 3 (50.00%) Project Management
3 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (33.33%) Customer Requirements
3 2 (33.33%) ITIL
3 2 (33.33%) ITSM
3 2 (33.33%) Mathematics
3 2 (33.33%) Network Design
3 2 (33.33%) OO
3 2 (33.33%) Open Source
3 2 (33.33%) RAD
3 2 (33.33%) RUP
3 2 (33.33%) Scrum
3 2 (33.33%) Service Management
3 2 (33.33%) Software Engineering
3 2 (33.33%) TDD
3 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 2 (33.33%) UML
3 2 (33.33%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) hybris
2 1 (16.67%) F5