The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Local Government in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Local Government over the 3 months to 28 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Local Government
Rank 75 61 47
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -14
Contract jobs citing Local Government 15 21 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.46% 2.11% 3.49%
As % of the General category 3.93% 5.22% 9.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 7 1
Median daily rate £300 £450 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% -5.26%
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
-7.14% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 12 20
Median hourly rate £22.54 £21.11 £36.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.77% -41.76%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.40 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-36.00% -
Local Government
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheshire region.

General Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
382 402 307
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 37.27% 40.40% 38.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 264 245 159
Median daily rate £425 £439 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.18% +9.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £300 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £500 £502
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 16 23
Median hourly rate £13.50 £14.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% -60.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £14.00 £27.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £35.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £24.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -4.00%

Local Government
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cheshire region citing Local Government as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the General category.

Local Government Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Local Government
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Local Government across the Cheshire region.

Local Government Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

Local Government
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Local Government across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 28 May 2016.

Local Government Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

Local Government
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Local Government across the Cheshire region.

Local Government Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

Local Government
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Local Government within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 28 May 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester -16 7 £305 -32.22%
Crewe +4 1 £300 -
Sandbach - 1 £275 -
Local Government
North West

Local Government
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 28 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Local Government also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for Local Government.

1 24 (58.54%) Microsoft
2 17 (41.46%) Active Directory
2 17 (41.46%) Citrix
3 14 (34.15%) ITIL
3 14 (34.15%) Windows
4 12 (29.27%) JavaScript
5 11 (26.83%) SQL
5 11 (26.83%) SCCM
5 11 (26.83%) Mobile App
6 10 (24.39%) SQL Server
6 10 (24.39%) MS Exchange
7 9 (21.95%) Change Management
7 9 (21.95%) Migration
7 9 (21.95%) VMware
7 9 (21.95%) Office 365
7 9 (21.95%) Hyper-V
7 9 (21.95%) Microsoft Azure
8 8 (19.51%) GIS
8 8 (19.51%) .NET
8 8 (19.51%) Microsoft Certification
9 7 (17.07%) Oracle
9 7 (17.07%) ASP.NET
9 7 (17.07%) PRINCE2
9 7 (17.07%) C#
9 7 (17.07%) DHCP
9 7 (17.07%) DNS
9 7 (17.07%) MCSA
9 7 (17.07%) Python
9 7 (17.07%) jQuery
9 7 (17.07%) MCITP

Local Government
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 10 (24.39%) MS Exchange
2 7 (17.07%) GeoServer
3 5 (12.20%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 5 (12.20%) Oracle Workflow
3 5 (12.20%) Skype for Business
4 3 (7.32%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (7.32%) IIS
4 3 (7.32%) SharePoint
5 2 (4.88%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (4.88%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (2.44%) Tomcat
Applications
1 6 (14.63%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.88%) MS Office
2 2 (4.88%) MS Project
2 2 (4.88%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (14.63%) Oracle EBS
1 6 (14.63%) Oracle EBS R12
2 3 (7.32%) Oracle Applications
2 3 (7.32%) Oracle Cash Management
2 3 (7.32%) Oracle iProcurement
2 3 (7.32%) Oracle Payables
2 3 (7.32%) Oracle Payroll
2 3 (7.32%) Oracle Receivables
3 2 (4.88%) Oracle Internet Expenses
4 1 (2.44%) Oracle HRMS
Cloud Services
1 9 (21.95%) Microsoft Azure
1 9 (21.95%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (17.07%) DHCP
1 7 (17.07%) DNS
2 5 (12.20%) VPN
3 4 (9.76%) SSL
4 2 (4.88%) LAN
4 2 (4.88%) Reverse Proxy
4 2 (4.88%) SAN
4 2 (4.88%) WAN
5 1 (2.44%) Skype
5 1 (2.44%) TCP/IP
5 1 (2.44%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (24.39%) SQL Server
2 8 (19.51%) GIS
3 7 (17.07%) QGIS
3 7 (17.07%) SQL Server 2014
4 5 (12.20%) Oracle Discoverer
5 4 (9.76%) Oracle Reports
6 3 (7.32%) Oracle Database
6 3 (7.32%) Oracle Database 10g
6 3 (7.32%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (4.88%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (2.44%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (2.44%) Oracle BI EE
8 1 (2.44%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 3 (7.32%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (2.44%) MSI
General
1 4 (9.76%) Finance
2 2 (4.88%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 11 (26.83%) Developer
2 8 (19.51%) Applications Developer
2 8 (19.51%) GIS Developer
3 4 (9.76%) Analyst
3 4 (9.76%) Migration Engineer
3 4 (9.76%) Project Manager
4 3 (7.32%) Business Analyst
4 3 (7.32%) Cloud Engineer
4 3 (7.32%) Consultant
4 3 (7.32%) GIS Officer
4 3 (7.32%) ICT Manager
4 3 (7.32%) ICT Project Manager
4 3 (7.32%) Oracle Consultant
4 3 (7.32%) Oracle Developer
4 3 (7.32%) Server Engineer
5 2 (4.88%) Cloud Architect
5 2 (4.88%) Cloud Solutions Architect
5 2 (4.88%) ICT Support
5 2 (4.88%) VMware Engineer
5 2 (4.88%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (19.51%) .NET
2 7 (17.07%) Ajax
2 7 (17.07%) ASP.NET
2 7 (17.07%) jQuery
3 3 (7.32%) XML
4 1 (2.44%) OpenLayers
Miscellaneous
1 11 (26.83%) Mobile App
2 5 (12.20%) Blackberry
3 4 (9.76%) Data Centre
4 3 (7.32%) Management Information System
5 2 (4.88%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (4.88%) PKI
6 1 (2.44%) Driving Licence
6 1 (2.44%) Handset
6 1 (2.44%) iPad
6 1 (2.44%) LLPG
6 1 (2.44%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 14 (34.15%) Windows
2 7 (17.07%) Windows 7
3 6 (14.63%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (12.20%) Windows Server
5 4 (9.76%) Android
5 4 (9.76%) Apple iOS
5 4 (9.76%) Windows 8
5 4 (9.76%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (7.32%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (7.32%) Windows XP
7 1 (2.44%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (34.15%) ITIL
2 9 (21.95%) Change Management
2 9 (21.95%) Migration
3 7 (17.07%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (17.07%) PRINCE2
3 7 (17.07%) Systems Analysis
4 6 (14.63%) Scrum
5 5 (12.20%) Open Source
5 5 (12.20%) Workflow
6 4 (9.76%) Multi-Factor Authentication
6 4 (9.76%) Project Management
6 4 (9.76%) Two-Factor Authentication
7 3 (7.32%) Business Analysis
7 3 (7.32%) Cash Management
7 3 (7.32%) Matrix Management
8 2 (4.88%) Case Management
8 2 (4.88%) Infrastructure Transformation
8 2 (4.88%) Mobile Application Development
8 2 (4.88%) Project Planning
8 2 (4.88%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 12 (29.27%) JavaScript
2 11 (26.83%) SQL
3 7 (17.07%) C#
3 7 (17.07%) Python
4 6 (14.63%) PL/SQL
5 1 (2.44%) PHP
Qualifications
1 8 (19.51%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (17.07%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 7 (17.07%) MCITP
2 7 (17.07%) MCSA
3 4 (9.76%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (4.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (2.44%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.44%) BS7666
System Software
1 17 (41.46%) Active Directory
2 9 (21.95%) Hyper-V
3 5 (12.20%) XenApp
4 2 (4.88%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 2 (4.88%) VMware ESX
4 2 (4.88%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (4.88%) VMware Server
4 2 (4.88%) vSphere
5 1 (2.44%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 11 (26.83%) SCCM
2 4 (9.76%) SCOM
3 1 (2.44%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (2.44%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 24 (58.54%) Microsoft
2 17 (41.46%) Citrix
3 9 (21.95%) VMware
4 7 (17.07%) Oracle
5 4 (9.76%) Juniper
6 3 (7.32%) AppSense
6 3 (7.32%) Kofax
7 1 (2.44%) Avaya
7 1 (2.44%) Intel Security
7 1 (2.44%) Symantec