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 28 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Local Government
Rank 67 47 43
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -4
Contract jobs citing Local Government 11 23 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.01% 2.80% 3.14%
As % of the General category 2.53% 7.82% 6.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 3
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£425 - £406
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £400 £295
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +35.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 18 23
Average hourly rate £22.50 £31.56 £31.56
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.69% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.34 £14.15 £15.94
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £45.00 £40.57
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.24 £19.37 £22.88
% change year-on-year
-10.97% -15.34%
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
434 294 389
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 39.71% 35.81% 47.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 266 164 203
Average daily rate £425 £400 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £235 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +0.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 26 25
Average hourly rate £14.00 £17.50 £31.56
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -44.54%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.83 £22.50 £22.47
% change year-on-year
+14.80% +0.15%

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 28 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 28 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 28 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
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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Job
Vacancies
Chester -14 10 £425 -
Local Government
North West

Local Government
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 28 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 12 (37.50%) Active Directory
2 11 (34.38%) Microsoft
2 11 (34.38%) ITIL
3 10 (31.25%) Citrix
4 9 (28.13%) SharePoint
5 7 (21.88%) Windows
5 7 (21.88%) Oracle
5 7 (21.88%) Windows 7
6 6 (18.75%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (18.75%) Windows XP
6 6 (18.75%) Business Intelligence
7 5 (15.63%) CSS
7 5 (15.63%) SOA
7 5 (15.63%) PRINCE2
7 5 (15.63%) SAML
7 5 (15.63%) Change Management
7 5 (15.63%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (15.63%) Microsoft Azure
7 5 (15.63%) Open Source
7 5 (15.63%) OAuth
7 5 (15.63%) CSS3
7 5 (15.63%) Mobile App
7 5 (15.63%) TOGAF
7 5 (15.63%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (15.63%) Project Planning
8 4 (12.50%) Dynamics AX
8 4 (12.50%) Release Management
8 4 (12.50%) Oracle EBS
8 4 (12.50%) BizTalk Server
9 3 (9.38%) CCNA

Local Government
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 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 9 (28.13%) SharePoint
2 4 (12.50%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (9.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (3.13%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (3.13%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 3 (9.38%) MS Project
1 3 (9.38%) MS Visio
2 2 (6.25%) MS Office
2 2 (6.25%) MS Excel
3 1 (3.13%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 4 (12.50%) Oracle EBS
1 4 (12.50%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (6.25%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (3.13%) Sage 200
3 1 (3.13%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 5 (15.63%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.38%) TCP/IP
1 3 (9.38%) VPN
1 3 (9.38%) Wireless
1 3 (9.38%) VLAN
2 2 (6.25%) DHCP
3 1 (3.13%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (3.13%) LAN
3 1 (3.13%) WAN
3 1 (3.13%) DMZ
3 1 (3.13%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (18.75%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (3.13%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (3.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (3.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (3.13%) QlikView
2 1 (3.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Power View
2 1 (3.13%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Ant
1 1 (3.13%) MSI
1 1 (3.13%) AdminStudio
General
1 1 (3.13%) Finance
1 1 (3.13%) Legal
Job Titles
1 7 (21.88%) Project Manager
2 5 (15.63%) Architect
2 5 (15.63%) Senior Project Manager
2 5 (15.63%) Senior Manager
2 5 (15.63%) ICT Project Manager
2 5 (15.63%) Senior ICT Project Manager
3 4 (12.50%) Applications Architect
4 3 (9.38%) Desktop Support
4 3 (9.38%) Developer
4 3 (9.38%) Administrator
5 2 (6.25%) Coordinator
5 2 (6.25%) Network Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Oracle Developer
6 1 (3.13%) Team Leader
6 1 (3.13%) Network Manager
6 1 (3.13%) Problem Manager
6 1 (3.13%) Rollout Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) Deployment Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) Network Team Leader
6 1 (3.13%) Business Intelligence Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (15.63%) CSS
1 5 (15.63%) SAML
1 5 (15.63%) OAuth
1 5 (15.63%) CSS3
2 1 (3.13%) Application Packaging
2 1 (3.13%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.63%) Mobile App
2 3 (9.38%) Blackberry
2 3 (9.38%) Management Information System
2 3 (9.38%) Handset
2 3 (9.38%) iPad
3 1 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 7 (21.88%) Windows
1 7 (21.88%) Windows 7
2 6 (18.75%) Windows XP
3 3 (9.38%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (34.38%) ITIL
2 6 (18.75%) Business Intelligence
3 5 (15.63%) Change Management
3 5 (15.63%) PRINCE2
3 5 (15.63%) TOGAF
3 5 (15.63%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (15.63%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (15.63%) Project Planning
3 5 (15.63%) Open Source
3 5 (15.63%) SOA
4 4 (12.50%) Release Management
5 3 (9.38%) Service Management
6 2 (6.25%) CRM
6 2 (6.25%) Matrix Management
6 2 (6.25%) Data Management
6 2 (6.25%) Security Patching
6 2 (6.25%) Master Data Management
7 1 (3.13%) Data Transformation
7 1 (3.13%) Compatibility Testing
7 1 (3.13%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.25%) PowerShell
2 1 (3.13%) VBScript
2 1 (3.13%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (9.38%) CCNA
1 3 (9.38%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (9.38%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (9.38%) MCDST
2 2 (6.25%) SC Cleared
2 2 (6.25%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.13%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (3.13%) CCIE
3 1 (3.13%) CCNP
3 1 (3.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (3.13%) CCSA
System Software
1 12 (37.50%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.13%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (3.13%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (3.13%) SCCM
Vendors
1 11 (34.38%) Microsoft
2 10 (31.25%) Citrix
3 7 (21.88%) Oracle
4 3 (9.38%) Symantec
4 3 (9.38%) McAfee
4 3 (9.38%) LANDesk
4 3 (9.38%) Cisco
5 2 (6.25%) Juniper
6 1 (3.13%) Informatica
6 1 (3.13%) Sage
6 1 (3.13%) AppSense
6 1 (3.13%) SAP
6 1 (3.13%) SolarWinds