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 24 June 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.

Academic Degree
Cheshire / Chester
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 23 31 27
Rank change year-on-year +8 -4  
Contract jobs citing Degree 2 11 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 1.43% 5.05% 4.05%
As % of the Qualifications category 25.00% 55.00% 30.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 7 5
Median daily rate £475 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +26.66% +7.14%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.00 £36.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year -11.11% +9.09%  

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 8 20 30
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Chester 5.71% 9.17% 13.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 15 12
Median daily rate £270 £375 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -28.00% -11.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £222 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 7
Median hourly rate - - £20.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.21 £24.12
% change year-on-year +9.25% +25.22%  

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Degree in Chester.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Degree in Chester

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 2 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 2 (50.00%) Banking
1 2 (50.00%) Project Management
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (25.00%) Legal
2 1 (25.00%) Validation
2 1 (25.00%) Quality Management
2 1 (25.00%) Change Management
2 1 (25.00%) Front Office
2 1 (25.00%) Back Office
2 1 (25.00%) Risk Management
2 1 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) VBA
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2
2 1 (25.00%) Unix
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (25.00%) E-Commerce
2 1 (25.00%) ETL
2 1 (25.00%) SAS
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (25.00%) SAS Certification
2 1 (25.00%) PMI
2 1 (25.00%) PMI Certification
2 1 (25.00%) ProC
2 1 (25.00%) Configuration Management
2 1 (25.00%) Investment Banking
2 1 (25.00%) Supply Chain Management

Degree
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%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Project
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) Base SAS
1 1 (25.00%) Relational Database
1 1 (25.00%) SAS Data Integration Studio
1 1 (25.00%) SAS Enterprise Guide
1 1 (25.00%) SAS Visual Analytics
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) ProC
General
1 2 (50.00%) Banking
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (25.00%) Back Office
2 1 (25.00%) Front Office
2 1 (25.00%) Investment Banking
2 1 (25.00%) Legal
2 1 (25.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 1 (25.00%) Banking Project Manager
1 1 (25.00%) Consultant
1 1 (25.00%) Programme Manager
1 1 (25.00%) Project Manager
1 1 (25.00%) SAS Consultant
1 1 (25.00%) Support Officer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (25.00%) Credit Risk
1 1 (25.00%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Project Management
1 2 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (25.00%) Analytics
2 1 (25.00%) Change Control
2 1 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (25.00%) Critical Success Factor
2 1 (25.00%) Data Integration
2 1 (25.00%) Data Reconciliation
2 1 (25.00%) Expense Management
2 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Management
2 1 (25.00%) Marketing Analytics
2 1 (25.00%) Matrix Organization
2 1 (25.00%) Process Improvement
2 1 (25.00%) Project Planning
2 1 (25.00%) Regulatory Compliance
2 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Analysis
2 1 (25.00%) Supplier Management
2 1 (25.00%) Supply Chain Management
2 1 (25.00%) Swim Lanes
2 1 (25.00%) Visual Analytics
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) PROC SQL
1 1 (25.00%) SAS Macro
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
1 1 (25.00%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) Numerate Degree
1 1 (25.00%) PMI Certification
1 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 1 (25.00%) SAS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) GDPR
1 1 (25.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle