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 21 August 2014 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Local Government
Rank 5 10 21
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +11
Contract jobs citing Local Government 22 19 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 15.38% 11.52% 2.17%
As % of the General category 44.00% 27.54% 5.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 0
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UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £306 £349
% change year-on-year
+22.44% -12.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 16 3
Average hourly rate £32.03 £32.62 £37.35
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.80% -12.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.58 £16.84 £28.67
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £44.95 £42.27
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.50 £23.21 £23.69
% change year-on-year
+27.10% -2.03%
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
50 69 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 34.97% 41.82% 39.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 26 34
Average daily rate £300 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £225 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £405 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.64% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 16 3
Average hourly rate £31.50 £32.62 £37.35
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.41% -12.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.72 £16.84 £29.76
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £44.95 £41.66
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
- -18.18%

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 21 August 2014.

Local Government Hourly Rate Histogram in Chester

Local Government
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 26 (59.09%) Windows
2 22 (50.00%) ITIL
3 17 (38.64%) Citrix
4 16 (36.36%) Windows 7
5 14 (31.82%) Active Directory
6 13 (29.55%) LAN
6 13 (29.55%) WAN
7 11 (25.00%) Change Management
7 11 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
8 10 (22.73%) SCOM
8 10 (22.73%) Windows Server 2008
9 9 (20.45%) Windows Server 2003
9 9 (20.45%) Migration
9 9 (20.45%) Project Planning
10 8 (18.18%) VLAN
10 8 (18.18%) SCCM
10 8 (18.18%) XenApp
11 7 (15.91%) PRINCE2
11 7 (15.91%) Microsoft
11 7 (15.91%) VMware
12 6 (13.64%) SharePoint
12 6 (13.64%) Windows XP
12 6 (13.64%) Cisco
12 6 (13.64%) SAN
12 6 (13.64%) VMware Infrastructure
12 6 (13.64%) Windows Server 2012
13 5 (11.36%) McAfee
13 5 (11.36%) PKI
13 5 (11.36%) SolarWinds
14 4 (9.09%) Oracle

Local Government
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 6 (13.64%) SharePoint
2 4 (9.09%) MS Exchange
2 4 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (4.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (2.27%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (6.82%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (4.55%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (4.55%) Oracle EBS R12
Communications & Networking
1 13 (29.55%) LAN
1 13 (29.55%) WAN
2 8 (18.18%) VLAN
3 6 (13.64%) SAN
4 4 (9.09%) Firewall
5 3 (6.82%) DNS
5 3 (6.82%) DHCP
5 3 (6.82%) TCP/IP
6 2 (4.55%) VPN
6 2 (4.55%) Wireless
7 1 (2.27%) LDAP
7 1 (2.27%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.82%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.27%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (2.27%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (2.27%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (2.27%) MSI
General
1 2 (4.55%) Finance
2 1 (2.27%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 12 (27.27%) Project Manager
2 10 (22.73%) ICT Project Manager
3 5 (11.36%) Senior Manager
4 4 (9.09%) Senior Project Manager
4 4 (9.09%) Network Manager
5 3 (6.82%) Server Engineer
5 3 (6.82%) Analyst
6 2 (4.55%) Test Analyst
6 2 (4.55%) Coordinator
6 2 (4.55%) Architect
6 2 (4.55%) Technical Team Leader
6 2 (4.55%) Help Desk Support
6 2 (4.55%) Team Leader
6 2 (4.55%) IT Project Manager
6 2 (4.55%) Business Architect
6 2 (4.55%) Windows Server Engineer
6 2 (4.55%) Desktop Support
7 1 (2.27%) Storage Manager
7 1 (2.27%) Security Officer
7 1 (2.27%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.55%) .NET
1 2 (4.55%) Middleware
2 1 (2.27%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.36%) PKI
2 2 (4.55%) Fat Client
2 2 (4.55%) iPad
2 2 (4.55%) Thin Client
2 2 (4.55%) Blackberry
2 2 (4.55%) Management Information System
2 2 (4.55%) Handset
2 2 (4.55%) Clustering
2 2 (4.55%) CESG
3 1 (2.27%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 26 (59.09%) Windows
2 16 (36.36%) Windows 7
3 10 (22.73%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (20.45%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (13.64%) Windows XP
5 6 (13.64%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (4.55%) UNIX
6 2 (4.55%) AIX
6 2 (4.55%) Windows Vista
7 1 (2.27%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (50.00%) ITIL
2 11 (25.00%) Change Management
2 11 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 9 (20.45%) Project Planning
3 9 (20.45%) Migration
4 7 (15.91%) PRINCE2
5 4 (9.09%) Performance Management
6 3 (6.82%) Matrix Management
6 3 (6.82%) Service Management
7 2 (4.55%) Security Management
7 2 (4.55%) ERP
7 2 (4.55%) SOA
7 2 (4.55%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (4.55%) Data Management
7 2 (4.55%) TOGAF
7 2 (4.55%) Test Strategy
7 2 (4.55%) Master Data Management
8 1 (2.27%) Information Security
8 1 (2.27%) Portfolio Management
8 1 (2.27%) Information Security Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.27%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (9.09%) CCIE
1 4 (9.09%) CCNP
1 4 (9.09%) CCNA
1 4 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (9.09%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 4 (9.09%) CCSA
2 3 (6.82%) ISEB
3 2 (4.55%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (4.55%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.27%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 14 (31.82%) Active Directory
2 8 (18.18%) XenApp
3 6 (13.64%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (9.09%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 3 (6.82%) vSphere
6 2 (4.55%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (2.27%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 10 (22.73%) SCOM
2 8 (18.18%) SCCM
3 1 (2.27%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 17 (38.64%) Citrix
2 7 (15.91%) Microsoft
2 7 (15.91%) VMware
3 6 (13.64%) Cisco
4 5 (11.36%) McAfee
4 5 (11.36%) SolarWinds
5 4 (9.09%) Symantec
5 4 (9.09%) Oracle
6 2 (4.55%) AppSense
7 1 (2.27%) Dell
7 1 (2.27%) EMC
7 1 (2.27%) Juniper
7 1 (2.27%) NetApp