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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Local Government
Rank 3 11 19
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +8
Contract jobs citing Local Government 25 25 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 19.08% 11.52% 3.68%
As % of the General category 58.14% 32.47% 9.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 4
Average daily rate
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£500 £325 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+53.84% -40.90%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £318 £360
% change year-on-year
+17.83% -11.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 20 3
Average hourly rate £31.56 £31.56 £62.65
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -49.63%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £31.56 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-12.85% +61.82%
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
43 77 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 32.82% 35.48% 40.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 28 48
Average daily rate £300 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £225 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £453 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.13% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 21 3
Average hourly rate £31.56 £31.56 £62.65
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -49.63%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £20.00 £28.25
% change year-on-year
+37.50% -29.20%

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 1 October 2014.

Local Government Hourly Rate Histogram in Chester

Local Government
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 22 (48.89%) Windows
2 21 (46.67%) ITIL
3 16 (35.56%) Citrix
4 15 (33.33%) Windows 7
5 14 (31.11%) Active Directory
6 12 (26.67%) LAN
6 12 (26.67%) WAN
7 10 (22.22%) VLAN
8 8 (17.78%) Cisco
8 8 (17.78%) Change Management
8 8 (17.78%) Stakeholder Management
9 7 (15.56%) Microsoft
9 7 (15.56%) Cisco Certification
9 7 (15.56%) CCNA
9 7 (15.56%) Windows XP
9 7 (15.56%) SCCM
9 7 (15.56%) Windows Server 2008
10 6 (13.33%) XenApp
10 6 (13.33%) SolarWinds
10 6 (13.33%) SCOM
10 6 (13.33%) CCSA
10 6 (13.33%) SharePoint
10 6 (13.33%) CCIE
10 6 (13.33%) CCNP
10 6 (13.33%) Firewall
10 6 (13.33%) Windows Server 2003
11 5 (11.11%) Migration
11 5 (11.11%) VMware
11 5 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
12 4 (8.89%) Exchange Server 2007

Local Government
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 6 (13.33%) SharePoint
2 4 (8.89%) Exchange Server 2007
2 4 (8.89%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 4 (8.89%) MS Exchange
3 2 (4.44%) Lync
4 1 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 3 (6.67%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (4.44%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (26.67%) LAN
1 12 (26.67%) WAN
2 10 (22.22%) VLAN
3 6 (13.33%) Firewall
4 4 (8.89%) VPN
4 4 (8.89%) DHCP
5 3 (6.67%) DNS
5 3 (6.67%) SAN
6 2 (4.44%) Wireless
6 2 (4.44%) SSL
6 2 (4.44%) TCP/IP
7 1 (2.22%) MPLS
7 1 (2.22%) EIGRP
7 1 (2.22%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.44%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (2.22%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 2 (4.44%) Finance
2 1 (2.22%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.22%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 8 (17.78%) Project Manager
2 6 (13.33%) ICT Project Manager
3 5 (11.11%) Network Manager
4 4 (8.89%) Senior Project Manager
4 4 (8.89%) Senior Manager
4 4 (8.89%) Architect
5 3 (6.67%) Analyst
6 2 (4.44%) Windows Server Engineer
6 2 (4.44%) Server Engineer
6 2 (4.44%) Help Desk Support
6 2 (4.44%) Business Architect
6 2 (4.44%) IT Project Manager
6 2 (4.44%) Desktop Support
6 2 (4.44%) Test Analyst
6 2 (4.44%) Network Engineer
6 2 (4.44%) Solutions Architect
6 2 (4.44%) Coordinator
7 1 (2.22%) Business Analyst
7 1 (2.22%) Digital Architect
7 1 (2.22%) Installations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.44%) Middleware
1 2 (4.44%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.89%) Blackberry
2 3 (6.67%) Handset
2 3 (6.67%) PKI
3 2 (4.44%) iPad
3 2 (4.44%) Mobile App
3 2 (4.44%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.22%) Thin Client
4 1 (2.22%) User Experience
4 1 (2.22%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 22 (48.89%) Windows
2 15 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 7 (15.56%) Windows XP
3 7 (15.56%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (13.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (8.89%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (4.44%) Android
6 2 (4.44%) Windows Vista
6 2 (4.44%) Apple iOS
6 2 (4.44%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (46.67%) ITIL
2 8 (17.78%) Change Management
2 8 (17.78%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (11.11%) Migration
4 4 (8.89%) Matrix Management
4 4 (8.89%) Project Planning
4 4 (8.89%) TOGAF
4 4 (8.89%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (8.89%) PRINCE2
5 3 (6.67%) Performance Management
6 2 (4.44%) Incident Management
6 2 (4.44%) Problem Management
6 2 (4.44%) Data Analysis
6 2 (4.44%) Information Architecture
6 2 (4.44%) Test Strategy
6 2 (4.44%) Data Management
6 2 (4.44%) Master Data Management
6 2 (4.44%) Test Planning
6 2 (4.44%) Service Management
6 2 (4.44%) ITSM
Qualifications
1 7 (15.56%) Cisco Certification
1 7 (15.56%) CCNA
2 6 (13.33%) CCSA
2 6 (13.33%) CCIE
2 6 (13.33%) CCNP
3 4 (8.89%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (6.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (4.44%) MCDST
5 2 (4.44%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (4.44%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.22%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 14 (31.11%) Active Directory
2 6 (13.33%) XenApp
3 5 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (6.67%) vSphere
4 3 (6.67%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 7 (15.56%) SCCM
2 6 (13.33%) SCOM
Vendors
1 16 (35.56%) Citrix
2 8 (17.78%) Cisco
3 7 (15.56%) Microsoft
4 6 (13.33%) SolarWinds
5 5 (11.11%) VMware
6 4 (8.89%) McAfee
6 4 (8.89%) Symantec
7 2 (4.44%) Juniper
7 2 (4.44%) Oracle
8 1 (2.22%) AppSense