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 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Local Government
Rank 17 15 14
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -1
Contract jobs citing Local Government 18 22 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 7.47% 10.23% 7.86%
As % of the General category 20.00% 42.31% 31.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 1
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UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £375 £340
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +10.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 22 10
Average hourly rate £27.50 £37.50 £43.70
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.66% -14.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.84 £31.60 £23.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £45.00 £51.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £21.77
% change year-on-year
- +60.77%
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
90 52 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 37.34% 24.19% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 13 13
Average daily rate £388 £350 £213
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% +64.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £283 £171
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £393 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 22 11
Average hourly rate £15.42 £36.25 £43.70
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-57.46% -17.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £31.80 £16.89
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £45.00 £50.97
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £25.00

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 May 2015.

Local Government Hourly Rate Histogram in Chester

Local Government
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 21 (50.00%) ITIL
2 14 (33.33%) PRINCE2
3 13 (30.95%) SharePoint
4 12 (28.57%) Microsoft
5 10 (23.81%) Active Directory
5 10 (23.81%) Citrix
6 8 (19.05%) MS Project
6 8 (19.05%) Stakeholder Management
7 7 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
7 7 (16.67%) CSS
7 7 (16.67%) MS Visio
7 7 (16.67%) SOA
7 7 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (16.67%) SAML
7 7 (16.67%) CCNA
7 7 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
7 7 (16.67%) Cisco
7 7 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
7 7 (16.67%) Open Source
7 7 (16.67%) CSS3
7 7 (16.67%) Matrix Management
7 7 (16.67%) OAuth
7 7 (16.67%) Mobile App
7 7 (16.67%) TOGAF
7 7 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (16.67%) VLAN
8 6 (14.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 6 (14.29%) DHCP
9 5 (11.90%) Change Management
9 5 (11.90%) Project Planning

Local Government
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 13 (30.95%) SharePoint
2 4 (9.52%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (4.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (2.38%) CMS
Applications
1 8 (19.05%) MS Project
2 7 (16.67%) MS Visio
3 3 (7.14%) MS Excel
3 3 (7.14%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (9.52%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (2.38%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (2.38%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 7 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (16.67%) VLAN
2 6 (14.29%) DHCP
3 3 (7.14%) WAN
3 3 (7.14%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (4.76%) Wireless
4 2 (4.76%) MPLS
4 2 (4.76%) EIGRP
4 2 (4.76%) TCP/IP
4 2 (4.76%) VPN
5 1 (2.38%) DMZ
5 1 (2.38%) LAN
5 1 (2.38%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (4.76%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (2.38%) Ant
General
1 2 (4.76%) Finance
2 1 (2.38%) Publishing
2 1 (2.38%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 18 (42.86%) Project Manager
2 11 (26.19%) ICT Project Manager
3 7 (16.67%) Architect
4 6 (14.29%) Network Engineer
5 5 (11.90%) Junior
5 5 (11.90%) Senior Manager
5 5 (11.90%) Junior Project Manager
5 5 (11.90%) Senior Project Manager
6 4 (9.52%) Applications Architect
7 3 (7.14%) Solutions Architect
7 3 (7.14%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
8 2 (4.76%) Field Engineer
8 2 (4.76%) Analyst
8 2 (4.76%) Desktop Support
9 1 (2.38%) Support Analyst
9 1 (2.38%) Applications Support
9 1 (2.38%) Administrator
9 1 (2.38%) Coordinator
9 1 (2.38%) Tester
9 1 (2.38%) Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (16.67%) CSS
1 7 (16.67%) SAML
1 7 (16.67%) CSS3
1 7 (16.67%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 7 (16.67%) Open Source
1 7 (16.67%) Mobile App
2 3 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.76%) iPad
3 2 (4.76%) Handset
3 2 (4.76%) Management Information System
3 2 (4.76%) Blackberry
4 1 (2.38%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 4 (9.52%) Windows
2 3 (7.14%) Windows XP
2 3 (7.14%) Windows 7
3 2 (4.76%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (50.00%) ITIL
2 14 (33.33%) PRINCE2
3 8 (19.05%) Stakeholder Management
4 7 (16.67%) SOA
4 7 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
4 7 (16.67%) Matrix Management
4 7 (16.67%) TOGAF
4 7 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (11.90%) Change Management
5 5 (11.90%) Project Planning
5 5 (11.90%) Migration
6 4 (9.52%) Project Management
7 2 (4.76%) Master Data Management
7 2 (4.76%) Web Application Development
7 2 (4.76%) Data Management
7 2 (4.76%) Service Management
7 2 (4.76%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (4.76%) CRM
8 1 (2.38%) ERP
8 1 (2.38%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.76%) SQL
2 1 (2.38%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
1 7 (16.67%) CCNA
2 6 (14.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 5 (11.90%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 2 (4.76%) MCDST
4 2 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (2.38%) ISEB
5 1 (2.38%) CCIE
5 1 (2.38%) CCNP
5 1 (2.38%) CCSA
5 1 (2.38%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.38%) QA
System Software
1 10 (23.81%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (2.38%) SCOM
Vendors
1 12 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 10 (23.81%) Citrix
3 7 (16.67%) Cisco
4 4 (9.52%) Juniper
5 2 (4.76%) Oracle
6 1 (2.38%) Symantec
6 1 (2.38%) McAfee
6 1 (2.38%) LANDesk
6 1 (2.38%) Capita
6 1 (2.38%) SolarWinds