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 21 April 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
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Local Government
Rank 37 44 43
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -1
Contract jobs citing Local Government 45 33 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 4.53% 3.91% 2.53%
As % of the General category 10.79% 10.68% 6.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 1 2
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£400 £475 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.78% +8.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £346 £475 £428
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £448
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £363 £313
% change year-on-year
+10.34% +16.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 32 17
Average hourly rate £27.50 £35.00 £40.57
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.42% -13.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £25.00 £21.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £45.00 £56.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
- +40.00%
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
417 309 305
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 41.99% 36.65% 40.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 245 139 135
Average daily rate £425 £400 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +8.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 33 20
Average hourly rate £14.81 £35.00 £36.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-57.70% -4.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £22.36 £14.16
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £55.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.40%

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 21 April 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 21 April 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 21 April 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
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington - 13 £400 - 1
Local Government
North West

Local Government
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 24 (31.17%) Oracle
2 23 (29.87%) ITIL
2 23 (29.87%) Oracle EBS
3 21 (27.27%) Oracle EBS R12
4 20 (25.97%) Finance
4 20 (25.97%) PRINCE2
5 18 (23.38%) CRM
6 15 (19.48%) Migration
7 14 (18.18%) SharePoint
8 13 (16.88%) Stakeholder Management
9 12 (15.58%) Microsoft
9 12 (15.58%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 12 (15.58%) SC Cleared
9 12 (15.58%) Security Cleared
10 11 (14.29%) Active Directory
10 11 (14.29%) SQL
11 10 (12.99%) Oracle BI EE
11 10 (12.99%) Change Control
12 9 (11.69%) Data Migration
12 9 (11.69%) TOGAF
12 9 (11.69%) MS Project
12 9 (11.69%) Business Intelligence
12 9 (11.69%) Project Management
13 8 (10.39%) MS Visio
13 8 (10.39%) Citrix
13 8 (10.39%) Data Warehouse
14 7 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
14 7 (9.09%) OAuth
14 7 (9.09%) Matrix Management
14 7 (9.09%) CSS

Local Government
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 14 (18.18%) SharePoint
2 4 (5.19%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (3.90%) Oracle Self-Service HR
4 1 (1.30%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (1.30%) CMS
Applications
1 9 (11.69%) MS Project
2 8 (10.39%) MS Visio
3 4 (5.19%) MS Excel
4 3 (3.90%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 23 (29.87%) Oracle EBS
2 21 (27.27%) Oracle EBS R12
3 6 (7.79%) Oracle iRecruitment
4 5 (6.49%) Oracle Payroll
5 4 (5.19%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (1.30%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 7 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (7.79%) DHCP
1 6 (7.79%) VLAN
2 3 (3.90%) MPLS
2 3 (3.90%) EIGRP
2 3 (3.90%) Cisco Nexus
3 2 (2.60%) WAN
4 1 (1.30%) Wireless
4 1 (1.30%) Unified Communications
4 1 (1.30%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.30%) VPN
4 1 (1.30%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (12.99%) Oracle BI EE
2 8 (10.39%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 3 (3.90%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 20 (25.97%) Finance
2 3 (3.90%) Legal
3 2 (2.60%) Publishing
4 1 (1.30%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 22 (28.57%) Project Manager
2 19 (24.68%) Consultant
3 18 (23.38%) Oracle Consultant
4 13 (16.88%) ICT Project Manager
5 9 (11.69%) Payroll Consultant
5 9 (11.69%) Oracle Payroll Consultant
5 9 (11.69%) Functional Consultant
5 9 (11.69%) Architect
6 8 (10.39%) Analyst
6 8 (10.39%) Oracle Functional Consultant
7 7 (9.09%) E-Business Consultant
8 6 (7.79%) Network Engineer
9 5 (6.49%) Senior Manager
9 5 (6.49%) Senior Project Manager
9 5 (6.49%) Junior
9 5 (6.49%) Business Analyst
9 5 (6.49%) Oracle HR Consultant
9 5 (6.49%) Oracle Payroll Functional Consultant
9 5 (6.49%) Oracle HR Functional Consultant
9 5 (6.49%) Junior Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (9.09%) CSS
1 7 (9.09%) SAML
1 7 (9.09%) OAuth
1 7 (9.09%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.09%) Open Source
1 7 (9.09%) Mobile App
2 3 (3.90%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.90%) SCORM
3 2 (2.60%) Handset
4 1 (1.30%) Taxonomies
4 1 (1.30%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.30%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.30%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 6 (7.79%) Windows
2 5 (6.49%) Windows XP
2 5 (6.49%) Windows 7
3 1 (1.30%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (1.30%) Windows Vista
3 1 (1.30%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (29.87%) ITIL
2 20 (25.97%) PRINCE2
3 18 (23.38%) CRM
4 15 (19.48%) Migration
5 13 (16.88%) Stakeholder Management
6 10 (12.99%) Change Control
7 9 (11.69%) Business Intelligence
7 9 (11.69%) Project Management
7 9 (11.69%) TOGAF
7 9 (11.69%) Data Migration
8 7 (9.09%) Matrix Management
8 7 (9.09%) SOA
8 7 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
9 6 (7.79%) Service Delivery
10 5 (6.49%) Change Management
10 5 (6.49%) Business Analysis
10 5 (6.49%) Project Planning
11 3 (3.90%) Systems Analysis
11 3 (3.90%) Disaster Recovery
11 3 (3.90%) BPR
Programming Languages
1 11 (14.29%) SQL
2 6 (7.79%) C
Qualifications
1 12 (15.58%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 12 (15.58%) SC Cleared
1 12 (15.58%) Security Cleared
2 6 (7.79%) CCNA
2 6 (7.79%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (6.49%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 4 (5.19%) ISEB
5 1 (1.30%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.30%) MCDST
5 1 (1.30%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.30%) QA
System Software
1 11 (14.29%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.30%) SCCM
1 1 (1.30%) SCOM
Vendors
1 24 (31.17%) Oracle
2 12 (15.58%) Microsoft
3 8 (10.39%) Citrix
4 6 (7.79%) Cisco
5 3 (3.90%) Juniper
5 3 (3.90%) Symantec
5 3 (3.90%) McAfee
6 1 (1.30%) AppSense
6 1 (1.30%) Civica
6 1 (1.30%) Capita
6 1 (1.30%) Trapeze
6 1 (1.30%) Informatica