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 4 March 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Local Government
Rank 5 13 9
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -4
Contract jobs citing Local Government 27 28 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 15.98% 13.46% 11.24%
As % of the General category 27.55% 45.90% 39.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 0
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£400 £290 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.93% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £419 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+32.93% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 27 19
Average hourly rate £27.50 £36.07 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.74% +3.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.16 £28.93 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £46.00 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £31.56 £19.39
% change year-on-year
-12.85% +62.73%
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
98 61 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 57.99% 29.33% 28.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 24 16
Average daily rate £388 £350 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -22.22%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 27 19
Average hourly rate £14.81 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-57.70% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £30.24 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.50 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £23.86 £25.75
% change year-on-year
+4.79% -7.35%

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 4 March 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 4 March 2015.

Local Government Hourly Rate Histogram in Chester

Local Government
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 27 (51.92%) ITIL
2 16 (30.77%) PRINCE2
3 12 (23.08%) SharePoint
4 10 (19.23%) Windows
5 9 (17.31%) Active Directory
6 8 (15.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 8 (15.38%) Cisco
6 8 (15.38%) Microsoft
6 8 (15.38%) MS Project
6 8 (15.38%) Windows 7
6 8 (15.38%) VLAN
6 8 (15.38%) Matrix Management
6 8 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
7 7 (13.46%) Migration
7 7 (13.46%) MS Visio
7 7 (13.46%) DHCP
7 7 (13.46%) Citrix
7 7 (13.46%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (13.46%) CCNA
8 6 (11.54%) Windows XP
9 5 (9.62%) Business Intelligence
9 5 (9.62%) Change Management
9 5 (9.62%) TOGAF
9 5 (9.62%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 4 (7.69%) Project Planning
10 4 (7.69%) Cisco Nexus
10 4 (7.69%) Systems Analysis
10 4 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
10 4 (7.69%) EIGRP
10 4 (7.69%) Project Management

Local Government
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 12 (23.08%) SharePoint
2 3 (5.77%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (3.85%) Lync
4 1 (1.92%) CMS
Applications
1 8 (15.38%) MS Project
2 7 (13.46%) MS Visio
3 3 (5.77%) MS Office
3 3 (5.77%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.92%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (1.92%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.85%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (15.38%) VLAN
2 7 (13.46%) DHCP
3 4 (7.69%) Cisco Nexus
3 4 (7.69%) EIGRP
3 4 (7.69%) MPLS
3 4 (7.69%) WAN
4 3 (5.77%) VPN
5 2 (3.85%) SSL
5 2 (3.85%) LAN
6 1 (1.92%) DNS
6 1 (1.92%) TCP/IP
6 1 (1.92%) DMZ
6 1 (1.92%) Wireless
6 1 (1.92%) Firewall
6 1 (1.92%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 4 (7.69%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 2 (3.85%) Finance
2 1 (1.92%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.92%) Legal
2 1 (1.92%) Publishing
2 1 (1.92%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 18 (34.62%) Project Manager
2 10 (19.23%) ICT Project Manager
3 7 (13.46%) Network Engineer
4 5 (9.62%) Junior
4 5 (9.62%) Senior Manager
4 5 (9.62%) Architect
4 5 (9.62%) Senior Project Manager
4 5 (9.62%) Junior Project Manager
5 4 (7.69%) Applications Support
5 4 (7.69%) Solutions Architect
6 3 (5.77%) Analyst
6 3 (5.77%) Systems Support
6 3 (5.77%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
7 2 (3.85%) Installations Engineer
7 2 (3.85%) Rollout Engineer
7 2 (3.85%) Field Engineer
7 2 (3.85%) Coordinator
8 1 (1.92%) Tester
8 1 (1.92%) Programme Manager
8 1 (1.92%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.85%) CSS3
1 2 (3.85%) OAuth
1 2 (3.85%) SAML
1 2 (3.85%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.69%) Mobile App
2 3 (5.77%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (5.77%) Blackberry
2 3 (5.77%) Handset
3 2 (3.85%) Open Source
4 1 (1.92%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.92%) iPad
4 1 (1.92%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 10 (19.23%) Windows
2 8 (15.38%) Windows 7
3 6 (11.54%) Windows XP
4 2 (3.85%) Windows 8
4 2 (3.85%) Apple iOS
4 2 (3.85%) Android
4 2 (3.85%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.92%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.92%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.92%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (51.92%) ITIL
2 16 (30.77%) PRINCE2
3 8 (15.38%) Matrix Management
3 8 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
4 7 (13.46%) Migration
5 5 (9.62%) Business Intelligence
5 5 (9.62%) Change Management
5 5 (9.62%) TOGAF
6 4 (7.69%) Project Planning
6 4 (7.69%) Systems Analysis
6 4 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (7.69%) Project Management
7 3 (5.77%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (3.85%) Incident Management
8 2 (3.85%) Problem Management
8 2 (3.85%) Web Application Development
8 2 (3.85%) Information Architecture
8 2 (3.85%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (3.85%) Data Analysis
8 2 (3.85%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.85%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (15.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 7 (13.46%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (13.46%) CCNA
3 5 (9.62%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 2 (3.85%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.92%) ISEB
5 1 (1.92%) CCIE
5 1 (1.92%) CCNP
5 1 (1.92%) MCDST
5 1 (1.92%) CCSA
5 1 (1.92%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.92%) QA
System Software
1 9 (17.31%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.92%) XenApp
2 1 (1.92%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (5.77%) SCCM
2 2 (3.85%) SCOM
Vendors
1 8 (15.38%) Cisco
1 8 (15.38%) Microsoft
2 7 (13.46%) Citrix
3 4 (7.69%) Juniper
4 3 (5.77%) McAfee
4 3 (5.77%) Symantec
5 2 (3.85%) AppSense
5 2 (3.85%) Oracle
6 1 (1.92%) Civica
6 1 (1.92%) Capita
6 1 (1.92%) VMware
6 1 (1.92%) SolarWinds
6 1 (1.92%) Trapeze
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