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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Local Government
Rank 56 38 48
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +10
Contract jobs citing Local Government 21 30 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.16% 3.74% 2.03%
As % of the General category 5.34% 9.84% 4.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 3
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£450 £475 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% +11.76%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 22 12
Average hourly rate £21.11 £35.00 £43.70
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-39.68% -19.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.59 £27.90 £26.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £45.00 £51.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.13 £35.00 £21.77
% change year-on-year
-22.50% +60.77%
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
393 305 328
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 40.52% 38.03% 44.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 240 157 151
Average daily rate £439 £395 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.13% +6.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £235 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £490 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 25 19
Average hourly rate £14.17 £35.00 £40.29
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-59.50% -13.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £26.50 £15.11
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £45.00 £50.97
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £25.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-8.00% -3.84%

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 29 May 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 29 May 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 29 May 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
Chester -1 16 £450 -
Crewe - 2 - -
Warrington -10 1 £400 -
Local Government
North West

Local Government
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 23 (32.39%) Oracle
2 22 (30.99%) Oracle EBS
3 21 (29.58%) ITIL
4 20 (28.17%) Oracle EBS R12
5 18 (25.35%) PRINCE2
5 18 (25.35%) CRM
5 18 (25.35%) Finance
6 15 (21.13%) SharePoint
7 13 (18.31%) Microsoft
7 13 (18.31%) Migration
7 13 (18.31%) Stakeholder Management
8 12 (16.90%) Active Directory
8 12 (16.90%) SC Cleared
8 12 (16.90%) Security Cleared
9 11 (15.49%) SQL
10 10 (14.08%) Citrix
10 10 (14.08%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 10 (14.08%) Oracle BI EE
10 10 (14.08%) Change Control
11 9 (12.68%) Project Management
11 9 (12.68%) MS Project
12 8 (11.27%) Business Intelligence
12 8 (11.27%) Data Warehouse
12 8 (11.27%) MS Visio
12 8 (11.27%) Data Migration
13 7 (9.86%) OAuth
13 7 (9.86%) Microsoft Azure
13 7 (9.86%) Open Source
13 7 (9.86%) CSS3
13 7 (9.86%) Mobile App

Local Government
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 (21.13%) SharePoint
2 4 (5.63%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (2.82%) Oracle Self-Service HR
3 2 (2.82%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (1.41%) CMS
4 1 (1.41%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (1.41%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 9 (12.68%) MS Project
2 8 (11.27%) MS Visio
3 4 (5.63%) MS Excel
4 3 (4.23%) MS Office
5 1 (1.41%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 22 (30.99%) Oracle EBS
2 20 (28.17%) Oracle EBS R12
3 6 (8.45%) Oracle iRecruitment
4 5 (7.04%) Oracle Payroll
5 4 (5.63%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (1.41%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 7 (9.86%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (9.86%) VLAN
2 6 (8.45%) DHCP
3 3 (4.23%) WAN
3 3 (4.23%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (2.82%) EIGRP
4 2 (2.82%) MPLS
4 2 (2.82%) TCP/IP
4 2 (2.82%) VPN
4 2 (2.82%) Wireless
5 1 (1.41%) LAN
5 1 (1.41%) DMZ
5 1 (1.41%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (14.08%) Oracle BI EE
2 8 (11.27%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (1.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.41%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.41%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.41%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (1.41%) QlikView
3 1 (1.41%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.41%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Power View
Development Applications
1 2 (2.82%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (1.41%) Ant
General
1 18 (25.35%) Finance
2 2 (2.82%) Legal
3 1 (1.41%) Publishing
3 1 (1.41%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 22 (30.99%) Project Manager
2 18 (25.35%) Consultant
3 17 (23.94%) Oracle Consultant
4 14 (19.72%) ICT Project Manager
5 8 (11.27%) Functional Consultant
5 8 (11.27%) Oracle Payroll Consultant
5 8 (11.27%) Payroll Consultant
6 7 (9.86%) E-Business Consultant
6 7 (9.86%) Oracle Functional Consultant
6 7 (9.86%) Architect
7 6 (8.45%) Network Engineer
7 6 (8.45%) Analyst
8 5 (7.04%) Senior Project Manager
8 5 (7.04%) Junior Project Manager
8 5 (7.04%) Senior Manager
8 5 (7.04%) Junior
8 5 (7.04%) Business Analyst
8 5 (7.04%) Senior ICT Project Manager
9 4 (5.63%) Business Consultant
9 4 (5.63%) Oracle HR Functional Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (9.86%) OAuth
1 7 (9.86%) CSS3
1 7 (9.86%) CSS
1 7 (9.86%) SAML
2 1 (1.41%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.86%) Mobile App
2 3 (4.23%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.82%) iPad
3 2 (2.82%) Data Centre
3 2 (2.82%) Blackberry
3 2 (2.82%) SCORM
3 2 (2.82%) Handset
3 2 (2.82%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.41%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 6 (8.45%) Windows
2 5 (7.04%) Windows XP
2 5 (7.04%) Windows 7
3 2 (2.82%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (29.58%) ITIL
2 18 (25.35%) PRINCE2
2 18 (25.35%) CRM
3 13 (18.31%) Migration
3 13 (18.31%) Stakeholder Management
4 10 (14.08%) Change Control
5 9 (12.68%) Project Management
6 8 (11.27%) Business Intelligence
6 8 (11.27%) Data Migration
7 7 (9.86%) Open Source
7 7 (9.86%) Matrix Management
7 7 (9.86%) TOGAF
7 7 (9.86%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (9.86%) SOA
8 6 (8.45%) Service Delivery
9 5 (7.04%) Business Analysis
9 5 (7.04%) Project Planning
9 5 (7.04%) Change Management
10 3 (4.23%) BPR
11 2 (2.82%) Master Data Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (15.49%) SQL
2 6 (8.45%) C
3 1 (1.41%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 12 (16.90%) SC Cleared
1 12 (16.90%) Security Cleared
2 10 (14.08%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 7 (9.86%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (9.86%) CCNA
4 5 (7.04%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 3 (4.23%) ISEB
6 2 (2.82%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (2.82%) MCDST
7 1 (1.41%) CCSA
7 1 (1.41%) CCIE
7 1 (1.41%) CCNP
System Software
1 12 (16.90%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.41%) SCOM
Vendors
1 23 (32.39%) Oracle
2 13 (18.31%) Microsoft
3 10 (14.08%) Citrix
4 7 (9.86%) Cisco
5 4 (5.63%) Juniper
6 3 (4.23%) Symantec
6 3 (4.23%) McAfee
7 2 (2.82%) LANDesk
8 1 (1.41%) SAP
8 1 (1.41%) Business Objects
8 1 (1.41%) Informatica
8 1 (1.41%) SolarWinds