The first 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 July 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 Chester 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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Local Government
Rank 6 14 19
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +5
Contract jobs citing Local Government 18 17 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 13.24% 10.63% 2.24%
As % of the General category 36.73% 26.98% 7.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 0
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UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+11.35% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 14 3
Average hourly rate £33.28 £40.57 £37.35
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.97% +8.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.59 £16.84 £28.67
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £42.27
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.86 £22.54 £24.98
% change year-on-year
+5.83% -9.74%
General Category
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
49 63 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 36.03% 39.38% 31.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 23 24
Average daily rate £260 £341 £407
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.80% -16.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £217 £175 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £400 £476
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
-0.64% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 15 3
Average hourly rate £31.53 £40.57 £37.35
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.28% +8.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.84 £16.84 £29.76
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £50.00 £41.66
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-2.22% -18.18%
Local Government
Cheshire

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
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 July 2014.

Local Government Hourly Rate Histogram in Chester

Local Government
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, 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 31 (65.96%) Windows
2 22 (46.81%) ITIL
2 22 (46.81%) Windows 7
3 20 (42.55%) Citrix
4 18 (38.30%) Active Directory
5 15 (31.91%) Migration
6 12 (25.53%) XenApp
7 11 (23.40%) SCCM
7 11 (23.40%) SCOM
7 11 (23.40%) Stakeholder Management
7 11 (23.40%) Change Management
7 11 (23.40%) LAN
7 11 (23.40%) WAN
8 10 (21.28%) Project Planning
8 10 (21.28%) Windows Server 2008
9 9 (19.15%) Windows Server 2003
10 8 (17.02%) Microsoft
10 8 (17.02%) VLAN
10 8 (17.02%) VMware
11 7 (14.89%) Microsoft App-V
11 7 (14.89%) PRINCE2
11 7 (14.89%) SharePoint
12 6 (12.77%) Cisco
12 6 (12.77%) Windows XP
12 6 (12.77%) AppSense
12 6 (12.77%) VMware Infrastructure
13 5 (10.64%) PowerShell
13 5 (10.64%) SAN
13 5 (10.64%) McAfee
14 4 (8.51%) Symantec

Local Government
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, 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 7 (14.89%) SharePoint
2 2 (4.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 2 (4.26%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (4.26%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (2.13%) IIS
3 1 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (2.13%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (4.26%) MS Office
2 1 (2.13%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (4.26%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (4.26%) Oracle EBS R12
Communications & Networking
1 11 (23.40%) LAN
1 11 (23.40%) WAN
2 8 (17.02%) VLAN
3 5 (10.64%) SAN
4 4 (8.51%) DNS
4 4 (8.51%) DHCP
4 4 (8.51%) TCP/IP
5 2 (4.26%) VPN
5 2 (4.26%) Firewall
5 2 (4.26%) Wireless
6 1 (2.13%) LDAP
6 1 (2.13%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.51%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.26%) SQL Server 2000
2 2 (4.26%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (4.26%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (6.38%) MSI
2 2 (4.26%) AdminStudio
2 2 (4.26%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (4.26%) Finance
2 1 (2.13%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 13 (27.66%) Project Manager
2 11 (23.40%) ICT Project Manager
3 6 (12.77%) Senior Manager
4 5 (10.64%) Senior Project Manager
5 4 (8.51%) Analyst
6 3 (6.38%) Test Analyst
6 3 (6.38%) Network Engineer
6 3 (6.38%) Applications Packager
7 2 (4.26%) Senior Developer
7 2 (4.26%) SharePoint Developer
7 2 (4.26%) DBA
7 2 (4.26%) Desktop Support
7 2 (4.26%) Developer
7 2 (4.26%) Architect
7 2 (4.26%) Help Desk Support
7 2 (4.26%) Team Leader
7 2 (4.26%) IT Project Manager
7 2 (4.26%) SQL DBA
7 2 (4.26%) Network Manager
7 2 (4.26%) Business Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.38%) Application Packaging
2 2 (4.26%) jQuery
2 2 (4.26%) HTML5
2 2 (4.26%) CSS3
2 2 (4.26%) HTML
2 2 (4.26%) .NET
2 2 (4.26%) CSS
2 2 (4.26%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.38%) PKI
2 2 (4.26%) Taxonomies
2 2 (4.26%) Fat Client
2 2 (4.26%) iPad
2 2 (4.26%) Enterprise Storage
2 2 (4.26%) Thin Client
2 2 (4.26%) Blackberry
2 2 (4.26%) Management Information System
2 2 (4.26%) Handset
2 2 (4.26%) Clustering
2 2 (4.26%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 31 (65.96%) Windows
2 22 (46.81%) Windows 7
3 10 (21.28%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (19.15%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (12.77%) Windows XP
6 3 (6.38%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (4.26%) UNIX
7 2 (4.26%) AIX
7 2 (4.26%) Windows Vista
7 2 (4.26%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (46.81%) ITIL
2 15 (31.91%) Migration
3 11 (23.40%) Stakeholder Management
3 11 (23.40%) Change Management
4 10 (21.28%) Project Planning
5 7 (14.89%) PRINCE2
6 3 (6.38%) Matrix Management
6 3 (6.38%) Performance Management
6 3 (6.38%) Service Management
7 2 (4.26%) Test Strategy
7 2 (4.26%) Master Data Management
7 2 (4.26%) Compatibility Testing
7 2 (4.26%) Data Management
7 2 (4.26%) TOGAF
7 2 (4.26%) Systems Analysis
7 2 (4.26%) ERP
7 2 (4.26%) SOA
7 2 (4.26%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (4.26%) Security Management
7 2 (4.26%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 5 (10.64%) PowerShell
2 3 (6.38%) VBScript
2 3 (6.38%) VB
3 2 (4.26%) C#
3 2 (4.26%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (8.51%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 3 (6.38%) ISEB
3 2 (4.26%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (4.26%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (4.26%) CCIE
3 2 (4.26%) CCNP
3 2 (4.26%) CCNA
3 2 (4.26%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (4.26%) CCSA
3 2 (4.26%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 18 (38.30%) Active Directory
2 12 (25.53%) XenApp
3 7 (14.89%) Microsoft App-V
4 6 (12.77%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (4.26%) Hyper-V
5 2 (4.26%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (2.13%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 11 (23.40%) SCCM
1 11 (23.40%) SCOM
2 2 (4.26%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 20 (42.55%) Citrix
2 8 (17.02%) Microsoft
2 8 (17.02%) VMware
3 6 (12.77%) AppSense
3 6 (12.77%) Cisco
4 5 (10.64%) McAfee
5 4 (8.51%) SolarWinds
5 4 (8.51%) Oracle
5 4 (8.51%) Symantec
6 2 (4.26%) NetApp
6 2 (4.26%) Dell
6 2 (4.26%) EMC
7 1 (2.13%) Juniper