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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Local Government
Rank 3 7 15
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +8
Contract jobs citing Local Government 21 28 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 17.21% 13.33% 8.66%
As % of the General category 31.82% 43.75% 28.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 4
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£500 £450 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.16% -18.18%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 22 15
Average hourly rate £16.84 £32.81 £42.29
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-48.67% -22.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £31.56 £22.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.70 £42.19 £62.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.84 £31.56 £19.39
% change year-on-year
-46.64% +62.73%
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
66 64 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 54.10% 30.48% 30.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 29 23
Average daily rate £376 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.12% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £313 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £450 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 23 20
Average hourly rate £16.84 £31.56 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.64% +57.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £15.00 £16.96
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.90 £40.57 £62.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.69 £24.25 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-6.43% +7.77%

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 19 December 2014.

Local Government Hourly Rate Histogram in Chester

Local Government
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 (41.30%) Windows
2 18 (39.13%) ITIL
3 13 (28.26%) Active Directory
3 13 (28.26%) Citrix
3 13 (28.26%) Windows 7
4 9 (19.57%) VLAN
4 9 (19.57%) Windows XP
5 8 (17.39%) LAN
5 8 (17.39%) WAN
5 8 (17.39%) Cisco
6 7 (15.22%) Microsoft
6 7 (15.22%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (15.22%) SharePoint
6 7 (15.22%) CCNA
7 6 (13.04%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (13.04%) SCCM
8 5 (10.87%) SCOM
8 5 (10.87%) Handset
8 5 (10.87%) Blackberry
8 5 (10.87%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 5 (10.87%) PRINCE2
8 5 (10.87%) DHCP
8 5 (10.87%) VPN
9 4 (8.70%) CCIE
9 4 (8.70%) CCNP
9 4 (8.70%) MS Office
9 4 (8.70%) Change Management
9 4 (8.70%) Firewall
9 4 (8.70%) McAfee
9 4 (8.70%) Windows Server 2003

Local Government
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 (15.22%) SharePoint
2 5 (10.87%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 3 (6.52%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (6.52%) MS Exchange
4 2 (4.35%) Lync
5 1 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 4 (8.70%) MS Office
2 1 (2.17%) MS Project
2 1 (2.17%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.17%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.17%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (19.57%) VLAN
2 8 (17.39%) LAN
2 8 (17.39%) WAN
3 5 (10.87%) DHCP
3 5 (10.87%) VPN
4 4 (8.70%) Firewall
5 3 (6.52%) Cisco Nexus
5 3 (6.52%) MPLS
5 3 (6.52%) EIGRP
5 3 (6.52%) Wireless
5 3 (6.52%) TCP/IP
6 2 (4.35%) SSL
6 2 (4.35%) DNS
6 2 (4.35%) SAN
7 1 (2.17%) Unified Communications
7 1 (2.17%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.35%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 3 (6.52%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 2 (4.35%) Finance
2 1 (2.17%) Legal
2 1 (2.17%) Publishing
2 1 (2.17%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (10.87%) Project Manager
1 5 (10.87%) Analyst
2 4 (8.70%) Network Engineer
2 4 (8.70%) Senior Manager
2 4 (8.70%) Senior Project Manager
3 3 (6.52%) ICT Project Manager
3 3 (6.52%) Network Manager
3 3 (6.52%) Architect
3 3 (6.52%) Desktop Support
3 3 (6.52%) Systems Support
3 3 (6.52%) Applications Support
4 2 (4.35%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (4.35%) Test Analyst
4 2 (4.35%) Coordinator
4 2 (4.35%) Installations Engineer
4 2 (4.35%) Help Desk Support
4 2 (4.35%) Rollout Engineer
5 1 (2.17%) Digital Solutions Architect
5 1 (2.17%) Digital Architect
5 1 (2.17%) Domain Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.35%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.87%) Handset
1 5 (10.87%) Blackberry
2 3 (6.52%) iPad
2 3 (6.52%) Management Information System
3 2 (4.35%) PKI
3 2 (4.35%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.17%) User Experience
4 1 (2.17%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 19 (41.30%) Windows
2 13 (28.26%) Windows 7
3 9 (19.57%) Windows XP
4 6 (13.04%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (8.70%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (8.70%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (6.52%) Windows Vista
7 2 (4.35%) Android
7 2 (4.35%) Windows 8
7 2 (4.35%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (39.13%) ITIL
2 5 (10.87%) PRINCE2
3 4 (8.70%) Change Management
3 4 (8.70%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (8.70%) Systems Analysis
4 3 (6.52%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (6.52%) TOGAF
4 3 (6.52%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (6.52%) Service Management
4 3 (6.52%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (4.35%) ITSM
5 2 (4.35%) Identity Management
5 2 (4.35%) Migration
5 2 (4.35%) Project Planning
5 2 (4.35%) Problem Management
5 2 (4.35%) Incident Management
5 2 (4.35%) Data Analysis
5 2 (4.35%) Matrix Management
5 2 (4.35%) Performance Management
5 2 (4.35%) Information Architecture
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.17%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (15.22%) Cisco Certification
1 7 (15.22%) CCNA
2 4 (8.70%) CCIE
2 4 (8.70%) CCNP
2 4 (8.70%) ITIL Certification
2 4 (8.70%) CCSA
3 3 (6.52%) MCDST
3 3 (6.52%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (6.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 3 (6.52%) ISEB
4 1 (2.17%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.17%) QA
1 1 (2.17%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 13 (28.26%) Active Directory
2 4 (8.70%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (8.70%) XenApp
3 2 (4.35%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 2 (4.35%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (13.04%) SCCM
2 5 (10.87%) SCOM
Vendors
1 13 (28.26%) Citrix
2 8 (17.39%) Cisco
3 7 (15.22%) Microsoft
4 4 (8.70%) McAfee
4 4 (8.70%) Symantec
4 4 (8.70%) VMware
4 4 (8.70%) SolarWinds
5 2 (4.35%) Juniper
5 2 (4.35%) AppSense
6 1 (2.17%) Trapeze
6 1 (2.17%) Civica
6 1 (2.17%) Capita
6 1 (2.17%) Oracle