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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Local Government
Rank 10 12 8
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -4
Contract jobs citing Local Government 28 29 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 11.57% 11.79% 10.97%
As % of the General category 28.28% 43.94% 40.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 0 1
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UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 29 16
Average hourly rate £27.50 £35.00 £40.29
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.42% -13.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.67 £24.12 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £45.50 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
- +40.00%
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
99 66 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 40.91% 26.83% 27.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 22 14
Average daily rate £400 £350 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -22.22%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 29 16
Average hourly rate £14.81 £35.00 £40.29
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-57.70% -13.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £25.00 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £45.00 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-4.00% -5.66%

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 24 April 2015.

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 24 April 2015.

Local Government Hourly Rate Histogram in Chester

Local Government
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 22 (47.83%) ITIL
2 16 (34.78%) PRINCE2
3 13 (28.26%) SharePoint
4 11 (23.91%) Microsoft
5 10 (21.74%) Active Directory
6 8 (17.39%) TOGAF
6 8 (17.39%) Citrix
6 8 (17.39%) Business Intelligence
6 8 (17.39%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 8 (17.39%) MS Project
7 7 (15.22%) SAML
7 7 (15.22%) Stakeholder Management
7 7 (15.22%) Data Warehouse
7 7 (15.22%) CSS
7 7 (15.22%) MS Visio
7 7 (15.22%) SOA
7 7 (15.22%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (15.22%) CSS3
7 7 (15.22%) Microsoft Azure
7 7 (15.22%) Open Source
7 7 (15.22%) Matrix Management
7 7 (15.22%) OAuth
7 7 (15.22%) Mobile App
8 6 (13.04%) Migration
8 6 (13.04%) VLAN
8 6 (13.04%) DHCP
8 6 (13.04%) Cisco
8 6 (13.04%) CCNA
8 6 (13.04%) Cisco Certification
9 5 (10.87%) Windows

Local Government
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 (28.26%) SharePoint
2 4 (8.70%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (2.17%) CMS
3 1 (2.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 8 (17.39%) MS Project
2 7 (15.22%) MS Visio
3 3 (6.52%) MS Excel
3 3 (6.52%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (8.70%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (2.17%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (2.17%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 7 (15.22%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (13.04%) VLAN
1 6 (13.04%) DHCP
2 3 (6.52%) EIGRP
2 3 (6.52%) MPLS
2 3 (6.52%) Cisco Nexus
3 2 (4.35%) WAN
4 1 (2.17%) Wireless
4 1 (2.17%) DMZ
4 1 (2.17%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.17%) VPN
4 1 (2.17%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (15.22%) 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%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 17 (36.96%) Project Manager
2 10 (21.74%) ICT Project Manager
3 8 (17.39%) Architect
4 6 (13.04%) Network Engineer
5 5 (10.87%) Junior
5 5 (10.87%) Junior Project Manager
6 4 (8.70%) Applications Architect
6 4 (8.70%) Senior Manager
6 4 (8.70%) Senior Project Manager
7 3 (6.52%) Applications Support
7 3 (6.52%) Solutions Architect
7 3 (6.52%) Analyst
7 3 (6.52%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
8 2 (4.35%) Systems Support
8 2 (4.35%) Coordinator
8 2 (4.35%) Field Engineer
9 1 (2.17%) Senior Analyst
9 1 (2.17%) Applications Support Analyst
9 1 (2.17%) Tester
9 1 (2.17%) Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (15.22%) SAML
1 7 (15.22%) CSS
1 7 (15.22%) CSS3
1 7 (15.22%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 7 (15.22%) Open Source
1 7 (15.22%) Mobile App
2 3 (6.52%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.35%) Handset
4 1 (2.17%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.17%) Blackberry
4 1 (2.17%) Taxonomies
4 1 (2.17%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 5 (10.87%) Windows
2 4 (8.70%) Windows 7
2 4 (8.70%) Windows XP
3 1 (2.17%) Windows Vista
3 1 (2.17%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (2.17%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (47.83%) ITIL
2 16 (34.78%) PRINCE2
3 8 (17.39%) TOGAF
3 8 (17.39%) Business Intelligence
4 7 (15.22%) Stakeholder Management
4 7 (15.22%) SOA
4 7 (15.22%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (15.22%) Matrix Management
5 6 (13.04%) Migration
6 4 (8.70%) Project Planning
6 4 (8.70%) Project Management
6 4 (8.70%) Change Management
7 3 (6.52%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (6.52%) Systems Analysis
8 2 (4.35%) Web Application Development
8 2 (4.35%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (4.35%) Data Management
8 2 (4.35%) ERP
9 1 (2.17%) Service Management
9 1 (2.17%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.35%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (17.39%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 6 (13.04%) CCNA
2 6 (13.04%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (10.87%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (2.17%) ISEB
4 1 (2.17%) ISTQB
4 1 (2.17%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.17%) QA
System Software
1 10 (21.74%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (2.17%) SCCM
1 1 (2.17%) SCOM
Vendors
1 11 (23.91%) Microsoft
2 8 (17.39%) Citrix
3 6 (13.04%) Cisco
4 3 (6.52%) Juniper
5 2 (4.35%) Oracle
5 2 (4.35%) McAfee
5 2 (4.35%) Symantec
6 1 (2.17%) AppSense
6 1 (2.17%) Civica
6 1 (2.17%) Capita
6 1 (2.17%) Trapeze