The first 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our General category for the Cheshire region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Local Government
Rank 42 43 -
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -
Contract jobs citing Local Government 33 19 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 3.90% 2.53% -
As % of the General category 10.65% 6.23% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
Average daily rate £475 £438 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.47% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £313 £323
% change year-on-year
+16.00% -3.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 17 0
Average hourly rate £35.00 £40.57 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.72% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £18.48
% change year-on-year
+40.00% +35.31%
General Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
310 305 287
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 36.64% 40.61% 41.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 140 135 178
Average daily rate £400 £370 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.10% -1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 20 8
Average hourly rate £35.00 £36.75 £12.42
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% +195.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.36 £14.16 £10.09
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £55.25 £31.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% +8.00%
Local Government
North West

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 18 April 2014.

Local Government Hourly Rate Histogram in Cheshire

Local Government
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 42 (60.87%) Windows
2 32 (46.38%) Citrix
3 29 (42.03%) ITIL
4 27 (39.13%) XenApp
4 27 (39.13%) Windows 7
5 25 (36.23%) Migration
5 25 (36.23%) Active Directory
6 24 (34.78%) PRINCE2
7 17 (24.64%) Microsoft App-V
8 16 (23.19%) AppSense
8 16 (23.19%) Windows Server 2008
8 16 (23.19%) Microsoft
8 16 (23.19%) SharePoint
9 14 (20.29%) SCCM
9 14 (20.29%) SCOM
10 13 (18.84%) Project Planning
10 13 (18.84%) VMware
10 13 (18.84%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 12 (17.39%) Windows Server 2003
11 12 (17.39%) LAN
11 12 (17.39%) WAN
11 12 (17.39%) Oracle
12 11 (15.94%) VMware Infrastructure
13 10 (14.49%) PowerShell
13 10 (14.49%) Oracle EBS
14 9 (13.04%) Change Management
15 8 (11.59%) AdminStudio
15 8 (11.59%) SAN
15 8 (11.59%) VBScript
15 8 (11.59%) VB

Local Government
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 16 (23.19%) SharePoint
2 4 (5.80%) IIS
3 2 (2.90%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (2.90%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.45%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (4.35%) MS Project
2 2 (2.90%) MS Office
2 2 (2.90%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 10 (14.49%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (8.70%) Oracle EBS R12
3 3 (4.35%) Oracle HRMS
3 3 (4.35%) Oracle Financials
4 2 (2.90%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (2.90%) Oracle Payables
4 2 (2.90%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 2 (2.90%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (1.45%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 12 (17.39%) LAN
1 12 (17.39%) WAN
2 8 (11.59%) SAN
3 6 (8.70%) VLAN
4 4 (5.80%) DNS
4 4 (5.80%) DHCP
4 4 (5.80%) Reverse Proxy
5 2 (2.90%) TCP/IP
6 1 (1.45%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.25%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.90%) SQL Server 2000
2 2 (2.90%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (2.90%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 8 (11.59%) AdminStudio
2 5 (7.25%) MSI
3 2 (2.90%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (8.70%) Finance
2 3 (4.35%) Legal
2 3 (4.35%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 19 (27.54%) Project Manager
2 11 (15.94%) ICT Project Manager
3 10 (14.49%) Analyst
4 8 (11.59%) Applications Packager
5 7 (10.14%) Senior Manager
6 6 (8.70%) Test Analyst
6 6 (8.70%) Architect
6 6 (8.70%) Senior Project Manager
6 6 (8.70%) Server Engineer
7 5 (7.25%) Applications Architect
7 5 (7.25%) Coordinator
8 4 (5.80%) PMO Analyst
8 4 (5.80%) Senior Analyst
9 3 (4.35%) SCCM Administrator
9 3 (4.35%) IT Project Manager
9 3 (4.35%) Oracle Project Manager
9 3 (4.35%) Citrix Administrator
9 3 (4.35%) Administrator
9 3 (4.35%) Network Engineer
10 2 (2.90%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (10.14%) Application Packaging
2 5 (7.25%) Middleware
3 2 (2.90%) CSS
3 2 (2.90%) HTML
3 2 (2.90%) jQuery
3 2 (2.90%) HTML5
3 2 (2.90%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.70%) PKI
2 5 (7.25%) Mobile App
2 5 (7.25%) Clustering
2 5 (7.25%) GIS
3 2 (2.90%) Thin Client
3 2 (2.90%) Taxonomies
3 2 (2.90%) Fat Client
3 2 (2.90%) CESG
3 2 (2.90%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (1.45%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 42 (60.87%) Windows
2 27 (39.13%) Windows 7
3 16 (23.19%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (17.39%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (8.70%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (5.80%) Windows XP
7 2 (2.90%) UNIX
7 2 (2.90%) AIX
7 2 (2.90%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (42.03%) ITIL
2 25 (36.23%) Migration
3 24 (34.78%) PRINCE2
4 13 (18.84%) Project Planning
5 9 (13.04%) Change Management
6 8 (11.59%) Stakeholder Management
7 7 (10.14%) Compatibility Testing
8 6 (8.70%) ERP
9 5 (7.25%) Master Data Management
9 5 (7.25%) Data Management
9 5 (7.25%) SOA
9 5 (7.25%) Business Intelligence
10 4 (5.80%) Performance Management
11 3 (4.35%) User Acceptance Testing
12 2 (2.90%) Service Management
12 2 (2.90%) Security Management
12 2 (2.90%) Workflow
12 2 (2.90%) Project Management
12 2 (2.90%) CRM
12 2 (2.90%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 10 (14.49%) PowerShell
2 8 (11.59%) VBScript
2 8 (11.59%) VB
3 3 (4.35%) LINC
3 3 (4.35%) SQL
4 2 (2.90%) C#
5 1 (1.45%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (18.84%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (1.45%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 27 (39.13%) XenApp
2 25 (36.23%) Active Directory
3 17 (24.64%) Microsoft App-V
4 11 (15.94%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (8.70%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 5 (7.25%) Hyper-V
7 4 (5.80%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 14 (20.29%) SCCM
1 14 (20.29%) SCOM
2 2 (2.90%) NetBackup
2 2 (2.90%) AppDNA
Vendors
1 32 (46.38%) Citrix
2 16 (23.19%) AppSense
2 16 (23.19%) Microsoft
3 13 (18.84%) VMware
4 12 (17.39%) Oracle
5 4 (5.80%) Symantec
5 4 (5.80%) McAfee
5 4 (5.80%) Cisco
6 2 (2.90%) NetApp
6 2 (2.90%) Dell
6 2 (2.90%) EMC
6 2 (2.90%) SolarWinds
7 1 (1.45%) Juniper