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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Local Government
Rank 3 5 14
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +9
Contract jobs citing Local Government 25 22 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 21.19% 15.83% 12.06%
As % of the General category 32.05% 25.00% 40.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 3 4
Average daily rate £400 £310 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.03% -27.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £246 £310 £323
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £462 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £425 £314
% change year-on-year
-17.64% +35.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 18 20
Average hourly rate £23.75 £18.00 £36.07
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.94% -50.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.84 £14.35 £30.46
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £38.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.45 £18.00 £31.56
% change year-on-year
+24.72% -42.95%
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
78 88 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 66.10% 63.31% 29.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 47 29
Average daily rate £400 £376 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.52% -6.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £300 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £600 £448
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 22 21
Average hourly rate £14.00 £14.81 £32.81
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.43% -54.86%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.66 £25.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+31.98% +10.86%

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 12 February 2016.

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 12 February 2016.

Local Government Hourly Rate Histogram in Chester

Local Government
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 23 (56.10%) ITIL
2 18 (43.90%) Microsoft
3 15 (36.59%) Active Directory
3 15 (36.59%) Citrix
4 13 (31.71%) Windows
5 12 (29.27%) Migration
6 11 (26.83%) Oracle
7 10 (24.39%) PRINCE2
8 9 (21.95%) SQL
8 9 (21.95%) MS Exchange
8 9 (21.95%) Microsoft Certification
8 9 (21.95%) Office 365
9 8 (19.51%) SCCM
9 8 (19.51%) Windows 7
9 8 (19.51%) Microsoft Azure
9 8 (19.51%) Configuration Management
9 8 (19.51%) VMware
9 8 (19.51%) Change Management
10 7 (17.07%) MCITP
10 7 (17.07%) DHCP
10 7 (17.07%) DNS
10 7 (17.07%) MCSA
10 7 (17.07%) SharePoint
10 7 (17.07%) Hyper-V
10 7 (17.07%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 6 (14.63%) Juniper
11 6 (14.63%) Blackberry
11 6 (14.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 6 (14.63%) VPN
11 6 (14.63%) Stakeholder Management

Local Government
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 9 (21.95%) MS Exchange
2 7 (17.07%) SharePoint
3 6 (14.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 5 (12.20%) Skype for Business
5 4 (9.76%) Oracle Workflow
6 2 (4.88%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (4.88%) IIS
7 1 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (2.44%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (7.32%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.44%) MS Office
2 1 (2.44%) MS Project
2 1 (2.44%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (14.63%) Oracle Applications
2 5 (12.20%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (9.76%) Oracle EBS R12
4 3 (7.32%) Oracle Cash Management
4 3 (7.32%) Oracle iProcurement
4 3 (7.32%) Oracle Payables
4 3 (7.32%) Oracle Receivables
5 2 (4.88%) Oracle Internet Expenses
6 1 (2.44%) Oracle Payroll
Cloud Services
1 9 (21.95%) Office 365
2 8 (19.51%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (17.07%) DHCP
1 7 (17.07%) DNS
2 6 (14.63%) VPN
3 4 (9.76%) SSL
3 4 (9.76%) WAN
4 3 (7.32%) LAN
5 2 (4.88%) Firewall
5 2 (4.88%) TCP/IP
5 2 (4.88%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (4.88%) Wireless
6 1 (2.44%) Network Security
6 1 (2.44%) Reverse Proxy
6 1 (2.44%) SAN
6 1 (2.44%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (12.20%) SQL Server
2 4 (9.76%) Oracle Discoverer
3 3 (7.32%) Oracle Database
3 3 (7.32%) Oracle Database 10g
3 3 (7.32%) Oracle Database 11g
3 3 (7.32%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (4.88%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (2.44%) GIS
5 1 (2.44%) QGIS
5 1 (2.44%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 3 (7.32%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (2.44%) MSI
2 1 (2.44%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 2 (4.88%) Finance
1 2 (4.88%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (21.95%) ICT Manager
1 9 (21.95%) Project Manager
2 8 (19.51%) ICT Project Manager
3 6 (14.63%) Migration Engineer
4 5 (12.20%) Senior ICT Project Manager
4 5 (12.20%) Senior Manager
4 5 (12.20%) Senior Project Manager
5 4 (9.76%) Cloud Engineer
5 4 (9.76%) Coordinator
5 4 (9.76%) Developer
6 3 (7.32%) Oracle Developer
6 3 (7.32%) PMO Coordinator
7 2 (4.88%) Application Support Team Leader
7 2 (4.88%) Applications Engineer
7 2 (4.88%) ICT Infrastructure Manager
7 2 (4.88%) ICT Support
7 2 (4.88%) Oracle Applications Developer
7 2 (4.88%) Team Leader
7 2 (4.88%) VMware Engineer
7 2 (4.88%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.88%) .NET
1 2 (4.88%) XML
2 1 (2.44%) Ajax
2 1 (2.44%) ASP.NET
2 1 (2.44%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 6 (14.63%) Blackberry
2 5 (12.20%) Mobile App
3 3 (7.32%) Data Centre
3 3 (7.32%) Management Information System
4 2 (4.88%) Handset
4 2 (4.88%) iPad
5 1 (2.44%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.44%) Driving Licence
5 1 (2.44%) PKI
5 1 (2.44%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 13 (31.71%) Windows
2 8 (19.51%) Windows 7
3 4 (9.76%) Android
3 4 (9.76%) Apple iOS
3 4 (9.76%) Windows 8
3 4 (9.76%) Windows XP
4 3 (7.32%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (4.88%) Windows Server
5 2 (4.88%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (4.88%) Windows Vista
6 1 (2.44%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (56.10%) ITIL
2 12 (29.27%) Migration
3 10 (24.39%) PRINCE2
4 8 (19.51%) Change Management
4 8 (19.51%) Configuration Management
5 6 (14.63%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (12.20%) ERP
6 5 (12.20%) Project Planning
7 4 (9.76%) Translating Business Requirements
7 4 (9.76%) Workflow
8 3 (7.32%) Cash Management
8 3 (7.32%) Service Management
9 2 (4.88%) Business Analysis
9 2 (4.88%) Change Control
9 2 (4.88%) Data Migration
9 2 (4.88%) ITIL V3
9 2 (4.88%) Project Management
9 2 (4.88%) Release Management
10 1 (2.44%) Mobile Device Management
10 1 (2.44%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 9 (21.95%) SQL
2 5 (12.20%) JavaScript
3 4 (9.76%) PL/SQL
4 2 (4.88%) C
5 1 (2.44%) C#
5 1 (2.44%) PHP
5 1 (2.44%) Python
Qualifications
1 9 (21.95%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (17.07%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 7 (17.07%) MCITP
2 7 (17.07%) MCSA
3 5 (12.20%) ITIL Certification
3 5 (12.20%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (4.88%) CCNA
4 2 (4.88%) CCNP
4 2 (4.88%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (4.88%) MCDST
5 1 (2.44%) CCIE
5 1 (2.44%) Degree
5 1 (2.44%) ECDL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.44%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 15 (36.59%) Active Directory
2 7 (17.07%) Hyper-V
3 2 (4.88%) XenApp
4 1 (2.44%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 1 (2.44%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (2.44%) VMware ESX
4 1 (2.44%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (2.44%) VMware Server
4 1 (2.44%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (19.51%) SCCM
2 1 (2.44%) SCOM
2 1 (2.44%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 18 (43.90%) Microsoft
2 15 (36.59%) Citrix
3 11 (26.83%) Oracle
4 8 (19.51%) VMware
5 6 (14.63%) Juniper
6 3 (7.32%) Kofax
7 2 (4.88%) AppSense
7 2 (4.88%) Cisco
8 1 (2.44%) Avaya
8 1 (2.44%) Intel Security
8 1 (2.44%) Symantec