The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Chester with a requirement for Internet skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Internet over the 3 months to 23 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
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Internet
Cheshire / Chester
Rank 22 24 30
Rank change year-on-year +2 +6  
Contract jobs citing Internet 1 7 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 1.00% 4.64% 1.61%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.67% 23.33% 12.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 2
Median daily rate £475 £275 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +72.72% -24.13%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £375 £375
% change year-on-year -1.33% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.25 £17.65 £17.00
% change year-on-year -24.92% +3.82%  

Internet is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Chester with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Chester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 15 30 25
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Chester 15.00% 19.87% 13.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 18 14
Median daily rate £360 £275 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +30.90% -29.03%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £200 £359
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £424
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 5
Median hourly rate £15.15 £30.00 £18.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -49.50% +65.47%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.10 £16.84 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £35.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.85 £37.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -38.24% +34.54%  

Internet
Job Vacancy Trend in Chester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Chester citing Internet as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for Internet in Chester

Internet
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Chester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Internet in Chester

Internet
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Internet in Chester

Internet
Top 22 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Internet 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 Internet.

1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (60.00%) LAN
2 3 (60.00%) WAN
2 3 (60.00%) Cisco
2 3 (60.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (60.00%) Hybrid Cloud
3 2 (40.00%) BYOD
3 2 (40.00%) Data Centre
3 2 (40.00%) Local Government
3 2 (40.00%) VLAN
3 2 (40.00%) MPLS
3 2 (40.00%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (20.00%) MS Office
4 1 (20.00%) ITIL
4 1 (20.00%) Windows
4 1 (20.00%) CCNA
4 1 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (20.00%) CheckPoint
4 1 (20.00%) Windows 7
4 1 (20.00%) Smartphone
4 1 (20.00%) Banking
4 1 (20.00%) ITIL V3

Internet
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:

Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (60.00%) LAN
1 3 (60.00%) WAN
2 2 (40.00%) MPLS
2 2 (40.00%) VLAN
2 2 (40.00%) Wi-Fi
General
1 2 (40.00%) Local Government
2 1 (20.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Architect
1 2 (40.00%) Desktop Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Desktop Support
1 2 (40.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Network Architect
1 2 (40.00%) Support Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Network Specialist
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Desktop Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Desktop Support
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Desktop Support Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Hybrid Cloud
2 2 (40.00%) BYOD
2 2 (40.00%) Data Centre
3 1 (20.00%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
1 1 (20.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) ITIL
1 1 (20.00%) ITIL V3
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) CCNA
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (60.00%) Cisco
3 1 (20.00%) CheckPoint