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 29 July 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 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Local Government
Rank 16 6 14
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +8
Contract jobs citing Local Government 14 17 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 8.09% 12.50% 9.49%
As % of the General category 20.29% 35.42% 24.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 3
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UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
-6.13% +14.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 15 12
Average hourly rate £31.25 £35.00 £40.57
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.71% -13.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.18 £15.34 £16.84
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.75 £45.00 £44.99
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £29.50 £21.65
% change year-on-year
-35.59% +36.29%
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
69 48 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 39.88% 35.29% 38.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 16 23
Average daily rate £373 £260 £341
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+43.26% -23.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £217 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £384 £388
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -0.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 16 13
Average hourly rate £14.00 £31.56 £40.57
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-55.63% -22.22%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £22.50

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 29 July 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 29 July 2015.

Local Government Hourly Rate Histogram in Chester

Local Government
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 24 (57.14%) ITIL
2 17 (40.48%) PRINCE2
3 15 (35.71%) SharePoint
4 13 (30.95%) Microsoft
5 11 (26.19%) Citrix
6 10 (23.81%) MS Project
6 10 (23.81%) Active Directory
7 9 (21.43%) MS Visio
7 9 (21.43%) Matrix Management
7 9 (21.43%) Stakeholder Management
8 7 (16.67%) TOGAF
8 7 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (16.67%) OAuth
8 7 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
8 7 (16.67%) Open Source
8 7 (16.67%) CSS3
8 7 (16.67%) Mobile App
8 7 (16.67%) SOA
8 7 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
8 7 (16.67%) CSS
8 7 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
8 7 (16.67%) SAML
9 6 (14.29%) Change Management
9 6 (14.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 6 (14.29%) Project Planning
10 5 (11.90%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 5 (11.90%) Oracle
10 5 (11.90%) Migration
11 4 (9.52%) Project Management
11 4 (9.52%) MS Office

Local Government
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 15 (35.71%) SharePoint
2 4 (9.52%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (4.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (2.38%) CMS
Applications
1 10 (23.81%) MS Project
2 9 (21.43%) MS Visio
3 4 (9.52%) MS Office
4 3 (7.14%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (9.52%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (4.76%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (4.76%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 7 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.14%) WAN
1 3 (7.14%) VLAN
2 2 (4.76%) Wireless
2 2 (4.76%) DHCP
2 2 (4.76%) TCP/IP
2 2 (4.76%) VPN
3 1 (2.38%) DMZ
3 1 (2.38%) Firewall
3 1 (2.38%) LAN
3 1 (2.38%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Ant
1 1 (2.38%) MSI
1 1 (2.38%) AdminStudio
General
1 1 (2.38%) Finance
1 1 (2.38%) Publishing
1 1 (2.38%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 19 (45.24%) Project Manager
2 12 (28.57%) ICT Project Manager
3 7 (16.67%) Architect
4 6 (14.29%) Senior Manager
4 6 (14.29%) Senior Project Manager
4 6 (14.29%) Senior ICT Project Manager
5 5 (11.90%) Junior Project Manager
5 5 (11.90%) Junior
6 4 (9.52%) Applications Architect
7 3 (7.14%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
7 3 (7.14%) Coordinator
7 3 (7.14%) Solutions Architect
7 3 (7.14%) Administrator
8 2 (4.76%) Desktop Support
8 2 (4.76%) Network Engineer
9 1 (2.38%) Analyst
9 1 (2.38%) Test Manager
9 1 (2.38%) Programme Manager
9 1 (2.38%) Applications Support Analyst
9 1 (2.38%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (16.67%) CSS
1 7 (16.67%) SAML
1 7 (16.67%) OAuth
1 7 (16.67%) CSS3
2 1 (2.38%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 7 (16.67%) Mobile App
2 3 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.76%) iPad
3 2 (4.76%) Blackberry
3 2 (4.76%) Management Information System
3 2 (4.76%) Handset
4 1 (2.38%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.14%) Windows
1 3 (7.14%) Windows 7
2 2 (4.76%) Windows XP
2 2 (4.76%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (57.14%) ITIL
2 17 (40.48%) PRINCE2
3 9 (21.43%) Stakeholder Management
3 9 (21.43%) Matrix Management
4 7 (16.67%) Open Source
4 7 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (16.67%) TOGAF
4 7 (16.67%) SOA
4 7 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
5 6 (14.29%) Change Management
5 6 (14.29%) Project Planning
6 5 (11.90%) Migration
7 4 (9.52%) Release Management
7 4 (9.52%) Project Management
8 2 (4.76%) Service Management
8 2 (4.76%) CRM
8 2 (4.76%) ERP
8 2 (4.76%) Data Management
8 2 (4.76%) Web Application Development
8 2 (4.76%) Master Data Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.76%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.38%) SQL
2 1 (2.38%) VBScript
2 1 (2.38%) VB
Qualifications
1 6 (14.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 5 (11.90%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 3 (7.14%) CCNA
3 3 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (4.76%) MCDST
5 1 (2.38%) CCSA
5 1 (2.38%) CCIE
5 1 (2.38%) CCNP
System Software
1 10 (23.81%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.38%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (2.38%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (2.38%) SCCM
Vendors
1 13 (30.95%) Microsoft
2 11 (26.19%) Citrix
3 5 (11.90%) Oracle
4 3 (7.14%) Cisco
4 3 (7.14%) LANDesk
5 2 (4.76%) Juniper
6 1 (2.38%) AppSense
6 1 (2.38%) SolarWinds