Period
to 20 July 2017

The median contractor rate for a Technical Consultant was £300 per day in advertised job vacancies in Chester during the 6 months to 20 July 2017.

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.

Technical Consultant
Cheshire > Chester
6 months to
20 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 34 - 49
Rank change year-on-year - +49 -
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Consultant 5 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 1.92% - 0.70%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.98% - 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 0 3
Chester median daily rate £300 - £425
Cheshire median daily rate £300 £425 £425
% change year-on-year -29.41% - +31.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Chester median hourly rate - - -
Cheshire median hourly rate - - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Chester. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Chester
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 252 361 410
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Chester 96.92% 95.25% 96.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 217 297 239
Chester median daily rate £385 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.75% - +20.30%
10th Percentile £250 £254 £304
90th Percentile £481 £500 £514
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £410 £400
% change year-on-year -2.44% +2.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 21 43
Chester median hourly rate £14.00 £16.84 £20.97
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.86% -19.69% -40.09%
10th Percentile £12.50 £13.25 £13.60
90th Percentile £35.40 £31.25 £43.50
Cheshire median hourly rate £17.00 £15.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year +13.33% -9.09% -5.71%

Technical Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in Chester

Job postings that featured Technical Consultant in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Chester.

Job vacancy trend for Technical Consultant in Chester

Technical Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Chester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Technical Consultant in Chester

Technical Consultant Skill Set
Top 14 Co-occurring IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 20 July 2017, Technical Consultant contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Chester region featuring Technical Consultant in the job title.

1 5 (100.00%) Windows
1 5 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 5 (100.00%) Project Management
1 5 (100.00%) Service Management
1 5 (100.00%) SCCM
1 5 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 5 (100.00%) Office 365
1 5 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
1 5 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 4 (80.00%) Customer Requirements
2 4 (80.00%) Line Management
2 4 (80.00%) Presales
2 4 (80.00%) Microsoft Intune

Technical 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:

Cloud Services
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 5 (100.00%) Office 365
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
1 5 (100.00%) Windows Server
1 5 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 5 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Project Management
1 5 (100.00%) Service Management
2 4 (80.00%) Customer Requirements
2 4 (80.00%) Line Management
2 4 (80.00%) Presales
System Software
1 5 (100.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (100.00%) SCCM
2 4 (80.00%) Microsoft Intune