The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Local Government in IT contracts advertised for the Chester 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 19 5 14
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +9
Contract jobs citing Local Government 10 18 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 6.80% 12.95% 9.88%
As % of the General category 19.61% 38.30% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 2
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UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £400 £295
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +35.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 16 15
Average hourly rate £25.00 £32.03 £31.56
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.94% +1.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.54 £15.03 £16.84
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.75 £45.00 £43.17
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.24 £19.37 £22.88
% change year-on-year
-10.97% -15.34%
Local Government
Cheshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in contract jobs advertised in the Chester region.

General Category
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
51 47 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 34.69% 33.81% 39.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 16 26
Average daily rate £373 £300 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.16% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £218 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +0.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 17 15
Average hourly rate £14.00 £24.50 £31.56
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.85% -22.35%
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 Chester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Local Government across the Chester region as a proportion of the total demand within the General category.

Local Government Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

Local Government
Daily Rate Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Local Government across the Chester region.

Local Government Daily Rate Trend in Chester

Local Government
Daily Rate Histogram in Chester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Local Government across the Chester region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

Local Government Daily Rate Histogram in Chester

Local Government
Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Local Government across the Chester region.

Local Government Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

Local Government
Hourly Rate Histogram in Chester

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Local Government across the Chester region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

Local Government Hourly Rate Histogram in Chester

Local Government
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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 11 (42.31%) ITIL
1 11 (42.31%) Microsoft
2 10 (38.46%) Citrix
3 9 (34.62%) Active Directory
4 8 (30.77%) SharePoint
5 5 (19.23%) SAML
5 5 (19.23%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (19.23%) Change Management
5 5 (19.23%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (19.23%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (19.23%) SOA
5 5 (19.23%) PRINCE2
5 5 (19.23%) Oracle
5 5 (19.23%) Business Intelligence
5 5 (19.23%) CSS
5 5 (19.23%) TOGAF
5 5 (19.23%) Project Planning
5 5 (19.23%) OAuth
5 5 (19.23%) Microsoft Azure
5 5 (19.23%) Open Source
5 5 (19.23%) CSS3
5 5 (19.23%) Mobile App
6 4 (15.38%) Windows 7
6 4 (15.38%) Release Management
6 4 (15.38%) Dynamics AX
6 4 (15.38%) Windows
6 4 (15.38%) BizTalk Server
7 3 (11.54%) Blackberry
7 3 (11.54%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 3 (11.54%) Service Management

Local Government
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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 8 (30.77%) SharePoint
2 4 (15.38%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (11.54%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 3 (11.54%) MS Project
1 3 (11.54%) MS Visio
2 2 (7.69%) MS Office
2 2 (7.69%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (15.38%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (7.69%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (3.85%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (3.85%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 5 (19.23%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (11.54%) TCP/IP
1 3 (11.54%) VPN
1 3 (11.54%) Wireless
1 3 (11.54%) VLAN
2 2 (7.69%) DHCP
3 1 (3.85%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (3.85%) LAN
3 1 (3.85%) WAN
3 1 (3.85%) DMZ
3 1 (3.85%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (19.23%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Ant
1 1 (3.85%) MSI
1 1 (3.85%) AdminStudio
General
1 1 (3.85%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (26.92%) Project Manager
2 5 (19.23%) Architect
2 5 (19.23%) Senior Manager
2 5 (19.23%) Senior Project Manager
2 5 (19.23%) ICT Project Manager
2 5 (19.23%) Senior ICT Project Manager
3 4 (15.38%) Applications Architect
4 3 (11.54%) Desktop Support
4 3 (11.54%) Administrator
5 2 (7.69%) Coordinator
5 2 (7.69%) Network Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (3.85%) Applications Packager
6 1 (3.85%) Test Manager
6 1 (3.85%) Network Team Leader
6 1 (3.85%) Oracle Project Manager
6 1 (3.85%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
6 1 (3.85%) Team Leader
6 1 (3.85%) Network Manager
6 1 (3.85%) Problem Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (19.23%) CSS
1 5 (19.23%) SAML
1 5 (19.23%) OAuth
1 5 (19.23%) CSS3
2 1 (3.85%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 5 (19.23%) Mobile App
2 3 (11.54%) Blackberry
2 3 (11.54%) Management Information System
2 3 (11.54%) Handset
2 3 (11.54%) iPad
3 1 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (15.38%) Windows
1 4 (15.38%) Windows 7
2 3 (11.54%) Windows XP
2 3 (11.54%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (42.31%) ITIL
2 5 (19.23%) PRINCE2
2 5 (19.23%) SOA
2 5 (19.23%) Business Intelligence
2 5 (19.23%) Change Management
2 5 (19.23%) TOGAF
2 5 (19.23%) Stakeholder Management
2 5 (19.23%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (19.23%) Project Planning
2 5 (19.23%) Open Source
3 4 (15.38%) Release Management
4 3 (11.54%) Service Management
5 2 (7.69%) CRM
5 2 (7.69%) Matrix Management
5 2 (7.69%) Data Management
5 2 (7.69%) Master Data Management
5 2 (7.69%) Security Patching
6 1 (3.85%) Compatibility Testing
6 1 (3.85%) Test Scripting
6 1 (3.85%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.69%) PowerShell
2 1 (3.85%) VBScript
2 1 (3.85%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (11.54%) CCNA
1 3 (11.54%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (11.54%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (11.54%) MCDST
2 1 (3.85%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (3.85%) CCIE
2 1 (3.85%) CCNP
2 1 (3.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (3.85%) CCSA
System Software
1 9 (34.62%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.85%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (3.85%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (3.85%) SCCM
Vendors
1 11 (42.31%) Microsoft
2 10 (38.46%) Citrix
3 5 (19.23%) Oracle
4 3 (11.54%) Cisco
4 3 (11.54%) LANDesk
5 2 (7.69%) Juniper
6 1 (3.85%) Sage
6 1 (3.85%) AppSense
6 1 (3.85%) SolarWinds