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 16 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Local Government
Rank 6 9 25
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +16
Contract jobs citing Local Government 23 27 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 16.67% 12.56% 1.76%
As % of the General category 46.94% 33.33% 4.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 0
Average daily rate
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£500 £325 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+53.84% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 22 3
Average hourly rate £32.03 £31.56 £37.35
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.49% -15.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.83 £16.84 £28.67
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.57 £42.27
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £23.21 £24.98
% change year-on-year
+18.48% -7.06%
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
49 81 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 35.51% 37.67% 36.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 29 41
Average daily rate £300 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £225 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £403 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £383 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +2.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 23 3
Average hourly rate £31.50 £31.56 £37.35
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.17% -15.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.72 £16.84 £29.76
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.57 £41.66
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £21.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -27.58%

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 16 September 2014.

Local Government Hourly Rate Histogram in Chester

Local Government
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 24 (54.55%) Windows
2 21 (47.73%) ITIL
3 18 (40.91%) Citrix
4 16 (36.36%) Active Directory
5 15 (34.09%) LAN
5 15 (34.09%) WAN
6 14 (31.82%) Windows 7
7 10 (22.73%) Windows Server 2008
7 10 (22.73%) VLAN
8 9 (20.45%) SCOM
8 9 (20.45%) Cisco
8 9 (20.45%) Windows Server 2003
9 8 (18.18%) Change Management
9 8 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
9 8 (18.18%) Microsoft
9 8 (18.18%) SCCM
10 7 (15.91%) XenApp
11 6 (13.64%) SolarWinds
11 6 (13.64%) VMware Infrastructure
11 6 (13.64%) Windows Server 2012
11 6 (13.64%) CCSA
11 6 (13.64%) CCIE
11 6 (13.64%) CCNP
11 6 (13.64%) CCNA
11 6 (13.64%) Cisco Certification
11 6 (13.64%) Windows XP
11 6 (13.64%) SharePoint
11 6 (13.64%) VMware
11 6 (13.64%) Firewall
11 6 (13.64%) McAfee

Local Government
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 3 (6.82%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (2.27%) Lync
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
Communications & Networking
1 15 (34.09%) LAN
1 15 (34.09%) WAN
2 10 (22.73%) VLAN
3 6 (13.64%) Firewall
4 5 (11.36%) SAN
5 4 (9.09%) DHCP
5 4 (9.09%) DNS
6 3 (6.82%) VPN
7 2 (4.55%) TCP/IP
7 2 (4.55%) Wireless
8 1 (2.27%) Reverse Proxy
8 1 (2.27%) LDAP
8 1 (2.27%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.55%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.27%) Data Warehouse
General
1 2 (4.55%) Finance
2 1 (2.27%) Publishing
2 1 (2.27%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (18.18%) Project Manager
2 6 (13.64%) ICT Project Manager
3 5 (11.36%) Network Manager
4 4 (9.09%) Senior Manager
4 4 (9.09%) Senior Project Manager
5 3 (6.82%) Server Engineer
5 3 (6.82%) Architect
5 3 (6.82%) Analyst
6 2 (4.55%) Test Analyst
6 2 (4.55%) Network Engineer
6 2 (4.55%) Coordinator
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%) Security Officer
7 1 (2.27%) Installations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.55%) .NET
1 2 (4.55%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.36%) PKI
2 3 (6.82%) Blackberry
3 2 (4.55%) Management Information System
3 2 (4.55%) Handset
3 2 (4.55%) Clustering
3 2 (4.55%) CESG
3 2 (4.55%) Fat Client
3 2 (4.55%) iPad
3 2 (4.55%) Thin Client
4 1 (2.27%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.27%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 24 (54.55%) Windows
2 14 (31.82%) 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%) Android
7 1 (2.27%) Apple iOS
7 1 (2.27%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (47.73%) ITIL
2 8 (18.18%) Change Management
2 8 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (11.36%) Migration
3 5 (11.36%) PRINCE2
4 4 (9.09%) Matrix Management
4 4 (9.09%) Project Planning
5 3 (6.82%) Performance Management
5 3 (6.82%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (6.82%) TOGAF
6 2 (4.55%) Service Management
6 2 (4.55%) Security Management
6 2 (4.55%) ERP
6 2 (4.55%) SOA
6 2 (4.55%) Test Strategy
6 2 (4.55%) Master Data Management
6 2 (4.55%) Test Planning
6 2 (4.55%) Data Management
7 1 (2.27%) Problem Management
7 1 (2.27%) Information Architecture
Qualifications
1 6 (13.64%) CCIE
1 6 (13.64%) CCNP
1 6 (13.64%) CCNA
1 6 (13.64%) Cisco Certification
1 6 (13.64%) CCSA
2 4 (9.09%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 3 (6.82%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (6.82%) ISEB
4 2 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (4.55%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.27%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 16 (36.36%) Active Directory
2 7 (15.91%) XenApp
3 6 (13.64%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (6.82%) vSphere
4 3 (6.82%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 9 (20.45%) SCOM
2 8 (18.18%) SCCM
Vendors
1 18 (40.91%) Citrix
2 9 (20.45%) Cisco
3 8 (18.18%) Microsoft
4 6 (13.64%) McAfee
4 6 (13.64%) VMware
4 6 (13.64%) SolarWinds
5 4 (9.09%) Symantec
6 2 (4.55%) Oracle
6 2 (4.55%) Juniper