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 20 August 2014 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Local Government
Rank 39 44 58
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +14
Contract jobs citing Local Government 29 26 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 3.36% 3.13% 1.67%
As % of the General category 9.24% 6.65% 4.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 1
Average daily rate
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- £406 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +24.83%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £315 £350
% change year-on-year
+19.23% -10.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 22 14
Average hourly rate £31.56 £31.56 £40.37
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -21.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.35 £15.83 £19.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £44.47 £48.96
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.50 £22.88 £23.69
% change year-on-year
+28.96% -3.45%
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
314 391 364
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 36.43% 47.11% 40.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 173 203 250
Average daily rate £400 £389 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.89% +6.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £235 £297
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.64% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 24 16
Average hourly rate £23.25 £31.56 £37.35
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.31% -15.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.88 £14.89 £19.54
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £43.17 £47.84
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £22.50 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-2.22% -21.05%

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
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 20 August 2014.

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 20 August 2014. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Chester +5 22 - -
Warrington - 7 - -
Local Government
North West

Local Government
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, 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 28 (47.46%) Windows
2 23 (38.98%) ITIL
3 20 (33.90%) Stakeholder Management
4 19 (32.20%) Citrix
5 18 (30.51%) Windows 7
6 16 (27.12%) Active Directory
7 14 (23.73%) Oracle
8 13 (22.03%) LAN
8 13 (22.03%) WAN
9 12 (20.34%) Oracle EBS
9 12 (20.34%) Finance
9 12 (20.34%) Change Management
9 12 (20.34%) Oracle EBS R12
10 11 (18.64%) Migration
10 11 (18.64%) SQL
11 10 (16.95%) CRM
11 10 (16.95%) XenApp
11 10 (16.95%) SCCM
11 10 (16.95%) SCOM
11 10 (16.95%) Oracle BI EE
11 10 (16.95%) SC Cleared
11 10 (16.95%) Security Cleared
11 10 (16.95%) Windows Server 2008
12 9 (15.25%) Project Planning
12 9 (15.25%) Windows Server 2003
13 8 (13.56%) Microsoft
13 8 (13.56%) VLAN
14 7 (11.86%) VMware
14 7 (11.86%) PRINCE2
15 6 (10.17%) SharePoint

Local Government
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, 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 6 (10.17%) SharePoint
2 4 (6.78%) MS Exchange
2 4 (6.78%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (3.39%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.69%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (5.08%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 12 (20.34%) Oracle EBS
1 12 (20.34%) Oracle EBS R12
2 6 (10.17%) Oracle Payroll
Communications & Networking
1 13 (22.03%) LAN
1 13 (22.03%) WAN
2 8 (13.56%) VLAN
3 6 (10.17%) SAN
4 4 (6.78%) Firewall
5 3 (5.08%) DNS
5 3 (5.08%) DHCP
5 3 (5.08%) TCP/IP
6 2 (3.39%) VPN
6 2 (3.39%) Wireless
7 1 (1.69%) LDAP
7 1 (1.69%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (16.95%) Oracle BI EE
2 3 (5.08%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.69%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (1.69%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.69%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (3.39%) MSI
2 1 (1.69%) AdminStudio
General
1 12 (20.34%) Finance
2 2 (3.39%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 13 (22.03%) Project Manager
2 10 (16.95%) ICT Project Manager
3 6 (10.17%) Senior Manager
4 5 (8.47%) Senior Project Manager
4 5 (8.47%) Consultant
4 5 (8.47%) Oracle Consultant
4 5 (8.47%) Payroll Consultant
4 5 (8.47%) Oracle Payroll Consultant
5 4 (6.78%) Network Manager
5 4 (6.78%) Analyst
6 3 (5.08%) Coordinator
6 3 (5.08%) Server Engineer
7 2 (3.39%) Technical Team Leader
7 2 (3.39%) Business Architect
7 2 (3.39%) Architect
7 2 (3.39%) Business Analyst
7 2 (3.39%) Desktop Support
7 2 (3.39%) Test Analyst
7 2 (3.39%) Help Desk Support
7 2 (3.39%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.39%) .NET
1 2 (3.39%) Middleware
1 2 (3.39%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.47%) PKI
2 2 (3.39%) Fat Client
2 2 (3.39%) iPad
2 2 (3.39%) Thin Client
2 2 (3.39%) Blackberry
2 2 (3.39%) Management Information System
2 2 (3.39%) Handset
2 2 (3.39%) Clustering
2 2 (3.39%) CESG
3 1 (1.69%) Enterprise Storage
3 1 (1.69%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 28 (47.46%) Windows
2 18 (30.51%) Windows 7
3 10 (16.95%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (15.25%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (10.17%) Windows XP
5 6 (10.17%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (3.39%) UNIX
6 2 (3.39%) AIX
6 2 (3.39%) Windows Vista
7 1 (1.69%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (38.98%) ITIL
2 20 (33.90%) Stakeholder Management
3 12 (20.34%) Change Management
4 11 (18.64%) Migration
5 10 (16.95%) CRM
6 9 (15.25%) Project Planning
7 7 (11.86%) PRINCE2
8 5 (8.47%) Performance Management
9 3 (5.08%) Matrix Management
9 3 (5.08%) Service Management
10 2 (3.39%) Security Management
10 2 (3.39%) Data Management
10 2 (3.39%) TOGAF
10 2 (3.39%) ERP
10 2 (3.39%) SOA
10 2 (3.39%) Business Intelligence
10 2 (3.39%) Test Strategy
10 2 (3.39%) Master Data Management
11 1 (1.69%) Portfolio Management
11 1 (1.69%) Information Security Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (18.64%) SQL
2 1 (1.69%) VBScript
2 1 (1.69%) VB
2 1 (1.69%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 10 (16.95%) SC Cleared
1 10 (16.95%) Security Cleared
2 4 (6.78%) CCSA
2 4 (6.78%) CCIE
2 4 (6.78%) CCNP
2 4 (6.78%) CCNA
2 4 (6.78%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (6.78%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 3 (5.08%) ISEB
4 2 (3.39%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (3.39%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (3.39%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.69%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 16 (27.12%) Active Directory
2 10 (16.95%) XenApp
3 6 (10.17%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (6.78%) Microsoft App-V
4 4 (6.78%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 3 (5.08%) vSphere
6 1 (1.69%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 10 (16.95%) SCCM
1 10 (16.95%) SCOM
2 1 (1.69%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 19 (32.20%) Citrix
2 14 (23.73%) Oracle
3 8 (13.56%) Microsoft
4 7 (11.86%) VMware
5 6 (10.17%) Cisco
6 5 (8.47%) McAfee
6 5 (8.47%) SolarWinds
7 4 (6.78%) AppSense
7 4 (6.78%) Symantec
8 1 (1.69%) Juniper
8 1 (1.69%) NetApp
8 1 (1.69%) Dell
8 1 (1.69%) EMC