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 22 October 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Local Government
Rank 3 7 21
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +14
Contract jobs citing Local Government 27 30 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 20.30% 14.15% 3.94%
As % of the General category 54.00% 41.10% 10.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 4
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£500 £325 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+53.84% -40.90%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+11.53% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 25 4
Average hourly rate £31.50 £31.56 £62.65
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.17% -49.63%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £31.56 £18.14
% change year-on-year
-12.85% +73.95%
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 73 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 37.59% 34.43% 36.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 23 45
Average daily rate £325 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £225 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £443 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 26 4
Average hourly rate £31.50 £31.56 £62.65
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.17% -49.63%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £22.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -13.46%

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 22 October 2014.

Local Government Hourly Rate Histogram in Chester

Local Government
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 19 (45.24%) ITIL
2 18 (42.86%) Windows
3 16 (38.10%) Citrix
4 13 (30.95%) Active Directory
5 12 (28.57%) Windows 7
6 11 (26.19%) LAN
6 11 (26.19%) WAN
7 10 (23.81%) VLAN
8 8 (19.05%) Cisco
9 7 (16.67%) Microsoft
9 7 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
9 7 (16.67%) Windows XP
9 7 (16.67%) SharePoint
9 7 (16.67%) CCNA
10 6 (14.29%) Change Management
10 6 (14.29%) Firewall
10 6 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
10 6 (14.29%) CCSA
10 6 (14.29%) CCIE
10 6 (14.29%) CCNP
10 6 (14.29%) SCCM
10 6 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
10 6 (14.29%) SolarWinds
11 5 (11.90%) XenApp
11 5 (11.90%) SCOM
11 5 (11.90%) VPN
11 5 (11.90%) Blackberry
11 5 (11.90%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 5 (11.90%) Windows Server 2003
12 4 (9.52%) Handset

Local Government
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 (16.67%) SharePoint
2 5 (11.90%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 3 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (7.14%) MS Exchange
4 2 (4.76%) Lync
5 1 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 3 (7.14%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (4.76%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (26.19%) LAN
1 11 (26.19%) WAN
2 10 (23.81%) VLAN
3 6 (14.29%) Firewall
4 5 (11.90%) VPN
5 4 (9.52%) DHCP
6 3 (7.14%) TCP/IP
6 3 (7.14%) DNS
6 3 (7.14%) Wireless
7 2 (4.76%) SSL
7 2 (4.76%) SAN
8 1 (2.38%) Cisco Nexus
8 1 (2.38%) MPLS
8 1 (2.38%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (2.38%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 1 (2.38%) Telecoms
1 1 (2.38%) Finance
1 1 (2.38%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 6 (14.29%) Project Manager
2 5 (11.90%) ICT Project Manager
2 5 (11.90%) Network Manager
3 4 (9.52%) Architect
3 4 (9.52%) Senior Manager
3 4 (9.52%) Senior Project Manager
4 3 (7.14%) Desktop Support
4 3 (7.14%) Analyst
5 2 (4.76%) Test Analyst
5 2 (4.76%) Network Engineer
5 2 (4.76%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (4.76%) Coordinator
5 2 (4.76%) Windows Server Engineer
5 2 (4.76%) Server Engineer
5 2 (4.76%) Help Desk Support
5 2 (4.76%) Business Architect
6 1 (2.38%) Installations Engineer
6 1 (2.38%) IT Project Manager
6 1 (2.38%) Problem Manager
6 1 (2.38%) Rollout Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.76%) Middleware
1 2 (4.76%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.90%) Blackberry
2 4 (9.52%) Handset
3 3 (7.14%) iPad
3 3 (7.14%) Management Information System
4 2 (4.76%) Mobile App
4 2 (4.76%) PKI
5 1 (2.38%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 18 (42.86%) Windows
2 12 (28.57%) Windows 7
3 7 (16.67%) Windows XP
4 6 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (11.90%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (7.14%) Windows Vista
6 3 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (4.76%) Windows 8
7 2 (4.76%) Apple iOS
7 2 (4.76%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (45.24%) ITIL
2 6 (14.29%) Change Management
2 6 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (9.52%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (9.52%) PRINCE2
3 4 (9.52%) TOGAF
3 4 (9.52%) Matrix Management
4 3 (7.14%) Service Management
5 2 (4.76%) Migration
5 2 (4.76%) ITSM
5 2 (4.76%) Identity Management
5 2 (4.76%) ERP
5 2 (4.76%) SOA
5 2 (4.76%) Master Data Management
5 2 (4.76%) Information Architecture
5 2 (4.76%) Test Strategy
5 2 (4.76%) Test Planning
5 2 (4.76%) Incident Management
5 2 (4.76%) Project Planning
5 2 (4.76%) Data Analysis
Qualifications
1 7 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
1 7 (16.67%) CCNA
2 6 (14.29%) CCSA
2 6 (14.29%) CCIE
2 6 (14.29%) CCNP
3 4 (9.52%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (7.14%) MCDST
4 3 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (7.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (4.76%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.38%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 13 (30.95%) Active Directory
2 5 (11.90%) XenApp
3 4 (9.52%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (4.76%) vSphere
4 2 (4.76%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 6 (14.29%) SCCM
2 5 (11.90%) SCOM
Vendors
1 16 (38.10%) Citrix
2 8 (19.05%) Cisco
3 7 (16.67%) Microsoft
4 6 (14.29%) SolarWinds
5 4 (9.52%) VMware
6 3 (7.14%) Symantec
6 3 (7.14%) McAfee
7 2 (4.76%) Juniper
7 2 (4.76%) Oracle
8 1 (2.38%) AppSense