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 26 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.

Internet
Cheshire / Chester
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 24 39 32
Rank change year-on-year +15 -7  
Contract jobs citing Internet 1 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 0.71% 1.37% 1.42%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.17% 10.71% 6.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 1
Median daily rate £300 £388 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.58% +15.67%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Median hourly rate - £21.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +40.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.25 £24.25 £16.16
% change year-on-year -28.86% +50.06%  

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 24 28 43
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Chester 17.02% 12.79% 20.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 26 24
Median daily rate £360 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.72% +3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £190 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £525 £474
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 6
Median hourly rate £14.08 £21.00 £21.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.97% -1.17%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £21.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.15 £21.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £31.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -7.93% +26.00%  

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Internet in Chester

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 1 (50.00%) Perl
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
1 1 (50.00%) Unix
1 1 (50.00%) Linux
1 1 (50.00%) LAN
1 1 (50.00%) WAN
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (50.00%) MPLS
1 1 (50.00%) Wi-Fi
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
1 1 (50.00%) Korn
1 1 (50.00%) VLAN
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (50.00%) Hybrid Cloud
1 1 (50.00%) BYOD
1 1 (50.00%) Data Centre

Internet
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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) LAN
1 1 (50.00%) MPLS
1 1 (50.00%) VLAN
1 1 (50.00%) WAN
1 1 (50.00%) Wi-Fi
General
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Architect
1 1 (50.00%) Desktop Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Desktop Support
1 1 (50.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Linux Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Linux Support
1 1 (50.00%) Linux Support Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Network Architect
1 1 (50.00%) Support Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Unix Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Unix Linux Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Unix Support
1 1 (50.00%) Unix Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) BYOD
1 1 (50.00%) Data Centre
1 1 (50.00%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Linux
1 1 (50.00%) Unix
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) Korn
1 1 (50.00%) Perl
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft