The first 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our General category for the Chester region.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Local Government
Rank 9 14 22
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +8
Contract jobs citing Local Government 15 15 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 11.19% 9.55% 2.08%
As % of the General category 32.61% 25.00% 7.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 0
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UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+14.21% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 12 3
Average hourly rate £35.00 £40.57 £37.35
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.72% +8.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.84 £16.84 £28.67
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £44.99 £42.27
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.50 £20.75 £24.98
% change year-on-year
+42.16% -16.91%
General Category
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
46 60 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 34.33% 38.22% 26.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 22 21
Average daily rate £260 £358 £433
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.27% -17.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £217 £175 £361
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £400 £478
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
-1.93% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 13 3
Average hourly rate £31.50 £40.57 £37.35
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.35% +8.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.34 £16.84 £29.76
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £50.00 £41.66
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
- -15.09%
Local Government
Cheshire

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 July 2014.

Local Government Hourly Rate Histogram in Chester

Local Government
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 30 (66.67%) Windows
2 21 (46.67%) ITIL
2 21 (46.67%) Windows 7
3 19 (42.22%) Citrix
4 17 (37.78%) Active Directory
5 16 (35.56%) Migration
6 12 (26.67%) XenApp
7 11 (24.44%) LAN
7 11 (24.44%) WAN
7 11 (24.44%) SCOM
8 10 (22.22%) Change Management
8 10 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
8 10 (22.22%) Project Planning
8 10 (22.22%) SCCM
8 10 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
9 9 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
10 8 (17.78%) PRINCE2
10 8 (17.78%) VMware
10 8 (17.78%) VLAN
11 7 (15.56%) SharePoint
11 7 (15.56%) Microsoft
11 7 (15.56%) Microsoft App-V
12 6 (13.33%) Cisco
12 6 (13.33%) AppSense
12 6 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
13 5 (11.11%) Windows XP
13 5 (11.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 5 (11.11%) SAN
13 5 (11.11%) McAfee
13 5 (11.11%) PowerShell

Local Government
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 (15.56%) SharePoint
2 2 (4.44%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (4.44%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (2.22%) IIS
3 1 (2.22%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 1 (2.22%) MS Project
1 1 (2.22%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (4.44%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (4.44%) Oracle EBS R12
Communications & Networking
1 11 (24.44%) LAN
1 11 (24.44%) WAN
2 8 (17.78%) VLAN
3 5 (11.11%) SAN
4 4 (8.89%) DNS
4 4 (8.89%) DHCP
5 3 (6.67%) TCP/IP
6 2 (4.44%) Firewall
7 1 (2.22%) Wireless
7 1 (2.22%) LDAP
7 1 (2.22%) VPN
7 1 (2.22%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.89%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.44%) SQL Server 2000
2 2 (4.44%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (4.44%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (6.67%) MSI
2 2 (4.44%) AdminStudio
2 2 (4.44%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (4.44%) Finance
2 1 (2.22%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 12 (26.67%) Project Manager
2 10 (22.22%) ICT Project Manager
3 5 (11.11%) Senior Manager
4 4 (8.89%) Senior Project Manager
4 4 (8.89%) Analyst
5 3 (6.67%) Network Engineer
5 3 (6.67%) Applications Packager
6 2 (4.44%) Senior Developer
6 2 (4.44%) Developer
6 2 (4.44%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (4.44%) DBA
6 2 (4.44%) Test Analyst
6 2 (4.44%) Architect
6 2 (4.44%) SharePoint Developer
6 2 (4.44%) PMO Analyst
6 2 (4.44%) Team Leader
6 2 (4.44%) IT Project Manager
6 2 (4.44%) SQL DBA
6 2 (4.44%) Network Manager
6 2 (4.44%) Business Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.67%) Application Packaging
2 2 (4.44%) jQuery
2 2 (4.44%) HTML5
2 2 (4.44%) CSS3
2 2 (4.44%) HTML
2 2 (4.44%) CSS
2 2 (4.44%) Middleware
3 1 (2.22%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.67%) PKI
2 2 (4.44%) Taxonomies
2 2 (4.44%) Fat Client
2 2 (4.44%) Thin Client
2 2 (4.44%) Clustering
2 2 (4.44%) CESG
2 2 (4.44%) Enterprise Storage
3 1 (2.22%) Blackberry
3 1 (2.22%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.22%) Handset
3 1 (2.22%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 30 (66.67%) Windows
2 21 (46.67%) Windows 7
3 10 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (11.11%) Windows XP
6 3 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (4.44%) UNIX
7 2 (4.44%) AIX
7 2 (4.44%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (2.22%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (46.67%) ITIL
2 16 (35.56%) Migration
3 10 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
3 10 (22.22%) Project Planning
3 10 (22.22%) Change Management
4 8 (17.78%) PRINCE2
5 3 (6.67%) Performance Management
6 2 (4.44%) Matrix Management
6 2 (4.44%) Compatibility Testing
6 2 (4.44%) Data Management
6 2 (4.44%) TOGAF
6 2 (4.44%) Systems Analysis
6 2 (4.44%) ERP
6 2 (4.44%) SOA
6 2 (4.44%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (4.44%) Service Management
6 2 (4.44%) Security Management
6 2 (4.44%) Workflow
6 2 (4.44%) Master Data Management
7 1 (2.22%) Information Security Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (11.11%) PowerShell
2 3 (6.67%) VBScript
2 3 (6.67%) VB
3 2 (4.44%) C#
3 2 (4.44%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (11.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 2 (4.44%) CCSA
2 2 (4.44%) CCIE
2 2 (4.44%) CCNP
2 2 (4.44%) CCNA
2 2 (4.44%) ISEB
2 2 (4.44%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.22%) MCDST
3 1 (2.22%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 17 (37.78%) Active Directory
2 12 (26.67%) XenApp
3 7 (15.56%) Microsoft App-V
4 6 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (4.44%) Hyper-V
5 2 (4.44%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (2.22%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 11 (24.44%) SCOM
2 10 (22.22%) SCCM
3 2 (4.44%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 19 (42.22%) Citrix
2 8 (17.78%) VMware
3 7 (15.56%) Microsoft
4 6 (13.33%) Cisco
4 6 (13.33%) AppSense
5 5 (11.11%) McAfee
6 4 (8.89%) SolarWinds
6 4 (8.89%) Oracle
6 4 (8.89%) Symantec
7 2 (4.44%) NetApp
7 2 (4.44%) Dell
7 2 (4.44%) EMC
8 1 (2.22%) Juniper