The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Local Government in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Local Government over the 3 months to 3 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Local Government
Rank 58 37 50
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +13
Contract jobs citing Local Government 16 30 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.63% 3.74% 2.73%
As % of the General category 3.83% 10.38% 6.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 4
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£375 - £406
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 - £372
10% offered a daily rate of more than £444 - £437
UK excluding London average daily rate £379 £390 £350
% change year-on-year
-2.82% +11.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 18 17
Average hourly rate £30.25 £31.56 £31.56
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.13% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.59 £14.15 £16.84
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.25 £45.00 £44.94
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.97 £23.86 £22.54
% change year-on-year
-16.29% +5.83%
Local Government
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheshire region.

General Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
418 289 341
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 42.57% 36.03% 44.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 236 152 157
Average daily rate £413 £420 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.66% +8.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £237 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £529 £490 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £395 £388 £388
% change year-on-year
+1.93% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 23 23
Average hourly rate £14.00 £29.50 £32.56
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-52.54% -9.38%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+2.27% -2.22%

Local Government
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Local Government across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the General category.

Local Government Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Local Government
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Local Government across the Cheshire region.

Local Government Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

Local Government
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Local Government across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 3 August 2015.

Local Government Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

Local Government
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Local Government across the Cheshire region.

Local Government Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

Local Government
Hourly Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Local Government across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 3 August 2015.

Local Government Hourly Rate Histogram in Cheshire

Local Government
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Local Government within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 3 August 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
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Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester -11 14 £375 -
Local Government
North West

Local Government
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing Local Government also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Local Government.

1 21 (41.18%) ITIL
2 16 (31.37%) PRINCE2
3 15 (29.41%) SharePoint
4 13 (25.49%) Microsoft
4 13 (25.49%) Active Directory
5 12 (23.53%) Oracle
6 11 (21.57%) Citrix
7 9 (17.65%) Oracle EBS
7 9 (17.65%) Stakeholder Management
8 8 (15.69%) Business Intelligence
8 8 (15.69%) MS Visio
8 8 (15.69%) MS Project
8 8 (15.69%) Data Warehouse
9 7 (13.73%) CRM
9 7 (13.73%) CSS
9 7 (13.73%) SOA
9 7 (13.73%) SAML
9 7 (13.73%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 7 (13.73%) Migration
9 7 (13.73%) Oracle EBS R12
9 7 (13.73%) Matrix Management
9 7 (13.73%) Agile Software Development
9 7 (13.73%) TOGAF
9 7 (13.73%) CSS3
9 7 (13.73%) OAuth
9 7 (13.73%) Microsoft Azure
9 7 (13.73%) Open Source
9 7 (13.73%) Mobile App
10 6 (11.76%) Windows 7
10 6 (11.76%) SC Cleared

Local Government
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing Local Government also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Local Government. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 15 (29.41%) SharePoint
2 4 (7.84%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (3.92%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (1.96%) CMS
4 1 (1.96%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (1.96%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 8 (15.69%) MS Project
1 8 (15.69%) MS Visio
2 3 (5.88%) MS Office
3 2 (3.92%) MS Excel
4 1 (1.96%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 9 (17.65%) Oracle EBS
2 7 (13.73%) Oracle EBS R12
3 4 (7.84%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (3.92%) Oracle ERP
4 2 (3.92%) Oracle Payroll
5 1 (1.96%) Oracle iRecruitment
Cloud Services
1 7 (13.73%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.88%) WAN
1 3 (5.88%) VLAN
2 2 (3.92%) Wireless
2 2 (3.92%) DHCP
2 2 (3.92%) TCP/IP
2 2 (3.92%) VPN
3 1 (1.96%) DMZ
3 1 (1.96%) Firewall
3 1 (1.96%) LAN
3 1 (1.96%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (15.69%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (5.88%) Oracle BI EE
3 1 (1.96%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.96%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Power View
3 1 (1.96%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (1.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.96%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.96%) QlikView
3 1 (1.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (1.96%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (1.96%) Ant
1 1 (1.96%) MSI
1 1 (1.96%) AdminStudio
General
1 6 (11.76%) Finance
2 1 (1.96%) Legal
2 1 (1.96%) Publishing
2 1 (1.96%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 17 (33.33%) Project Manager
2 12 (23.53%) ICT Project Manager
3 7 (13.73%) Architect
4 6 (11.76%) Senior Manager
4 6 (11.76%) Senior Project Manager
4 6 (11.76%) Senior ICT Project Manager
5 5 (9.80%) Oracle Consultant
5 5 (9.80%) Consultant
6 4 (7.84%) Junior
6 4 (7.84%) Applications Architect
6 4 (7.84%) Junior Project Manager
7 3 (5.88%) Administrator
7 3 (5.88%) Developer
7 3 (5.88%) Solutions Architect
7 3 (5.88%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
8 2 (3.92%) Payroll Consultant
8 2 (3.92%) Business Consultant
8 2 (3.92%) Desktop Support
8 2 (3.92%) Network Engineer
8 2 (3.92%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (13.73%) CSS
1 7 (13.73%) SAML
1 7 (13.73%) OAuth
1 7 (13.73%) CSS3
2 1 (1.96%) Application Packaging
2 1 (1.96%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 7 (13.73%) Mobile App
2 2 (3.92%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.92%) iPad
2 2 (3.92%) Blackberry
2 2 (3.92%) Management Information System
2 2 (3.92%) Handset
3 1 (1.96%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 6 (11.76%) Windows
1 6 (11.76%) Windows 7
2 5 (9.80%) Windows XP
3 2 (3.92%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (41.18%) ITIL
2 16 (31.37%) PRINCE2
3 9 (17.65%) Stakeholder Management
4 8 (15.69%) Business Intelligence
5 7 (13.73%) CRM
5 7 (13.73%) SOA
5 7 (13.73%) Migration
5 7 (13.73%) TOGAF
5 7 (13.73%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (13.73%) Matrix Management
5 7 (13.73%) Open Source
6 5 (9.80%) Project Planning
6 5 (9.80%) Change Management
7 4 (7.84%) Project Management
7 4 (7.84%) Release Management
8 3 (5.88%) Change Control
9 2 (3.92%) Master Data Management
9 2 (3.92%) Security Patching
9 2 (3.92%) Data Migration
9 2 (3.92%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.88%) SQL
2 2 (3.92%) C
2 2 (3.92%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.96%) VBScript
3 1 (1.96%) VB
Qualifications
1 7 (13.73%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 6 (11.76%) SC Cleared
2 6 (11.76%) Security Cleared
3 4 (7.84%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 3 (5.88%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (5.88%) CCNA
5 2 (3.92%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (3.92%) MCDST
6 1 (1.96%) CCSA
6 1 (1.96%) ISEB
6 1 (1.96%) CCIE
6 1 (1.96%) CCNP
System Software
1 13 (25.49%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.96%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (1.96%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (1.96%) SCCM
Vendors
1 13 (25.49%) Microsoft
2 12 (23.53%) Oracle
3 11 (21.57%) Citrix
4 3 (5.88%) Symantec
4 3 (5.88%) McAfee
4 3 (5.88%) LANDesk
4 3 (5.88%) Cisco
5 2 (3.92%) Juniper
6 1 (1.96%) Informatica
6 1 (1.96%) AppSense
6 1 (1.96%) SAP
6 1 (1.96%) SolarWinds