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 23 July 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
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Local Government
Rank 64 56 42
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -14
Contract jobs citing Local Government 6 16 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.78% 1.74% 3.28%
As % of the General category 2.15% 3.99% 8.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 0
Median daily rate £310 £375 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.33% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £360 £400
% change year-on-year
-2.77% -9.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 10 13
Median hourly rate - £30.25 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -13.57%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.35 £20.94 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+6.75% -33.53%
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
279 401 280
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 36.09% 43.73% 36.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 194 224 155
Median daily rate £415 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.35% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £262 £310 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £511 £485
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £395 £380
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +3.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 18 18
Median hourly rate £13.50 £14.00 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% -55.55%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £22.50

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 23 July 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 23 July 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 -18 2 £205 -45.33%
Local Government
North West

Local Government
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 17 (56.67%) Microsoft
2 10 (33.33%) Citrix
3 9 (30.00%) Active Directory
3 9 (30.00%) SQL Server
3 9 (30.00%) Windows
3 9 (30.00%) Mobile App
4 8 (26.67%) ITIL
4 8 (26.67%) .NET
4 8 (26.67%) JavaScript
4 8 (26.67%) GIS
4 8 (26.67%) Change Management
5 7 (23.33%) Ajax
5 7 (23.33%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (23.33%) Systems Analysis
5 7 (23.33%) jQuery
5 7 (23.33%) SCCM
5 7 (23.33%) C#
5 7 (23.33%) ASP.NET
5 7 (23.33%) Python
5 7 (23.33%) QGIS
5 7 (23.33%) SQL Server 2014
5 7 (23.33%) GeoServer
6 6 (20.00%) Spatial Data
6 6 (20.00%) MS Exchange
6 6 (20.00%) Scrum
7 5 (16.67%) VMware
7 5 (16.67%) Hyper-V
7 5 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
7 5 (16.67%) Open Source
7 5 (16.67%) Office 365

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 7 (23.33%) GeoServer
2 6 (20.00%) MS Exchange
3 2 (6.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (6.67%) IIS
3 2 (6.67%) Skype for Business
4 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (3.33%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (3.33%) SharePoint
4 1 (3.33%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (16.67%) MS Excel
2 2 (6.67%) MS Office
2 2 (6.67%) MS Project
2 2 (6.67%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (3.33%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (3.33%) Oracle Payroll
Cloud Services
1 5 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
1 5 (16.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (13.33%) DHCP
1 4 (13.33%) DNS
2 2 (6.67%) SSL
2 2 (6.67%) VPN
3 1 (3.33%) LAN
3 1 (3.33%) Reverse Proxy
3 1 (3.33%) SAN
3 1 (3.33%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (30.00%) SQL Server
2 8 (26.67%) GIS
3 7 (23.33%) QGIS
3 7 (23.33%) SQL Server 2014
4 6 (20.00%) Spatial Data
5 2 (6.67%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (3.33%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (3.33%) Oracle BI EE
6 1 (3.33%) Oracle Discoverer
6 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (3.33%) MSI
General
1 3 (10.00%) Finance
2 2 (6.67%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 8 (26.67%) Developer
1 8 (26.67%) GIS Developer
2 6 (20.00%) Applications Developer
3 4 (13.33%) ICT Manager
3 4 (13.33%) Project Manager
4 3 (10.00%) Analyst
4 3 (10.00%) Business Analyst
4 3 (10.00%) GIS Officer
4 3 (10.00%) ICT Project Manager
5 2 (6.67%) Architect
5 2 (6.67%) Cloud Architect
5 2 (6.67%) Cloud Solutions Architect
5 2 (6.67%) JavaScript Developer
5 2 (6.67%) Server Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (6.67%) VMware Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Windows Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) GIS Support
6 1 (3.33%) ICT Programme Manager
6 1 (3.33%) Senior ICT Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (26.67%) .NET
2 7 (23.33%) Ajax
2 7 (23.33%) ASP.NET
2 7 (23.33%) jQuery
3 1 (3.33%) OpenLayers
3 1 (3.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (30.00%) Mobile App
2 3 (10.00%) Data Centre
3 2 (6.67%) Blackberry
3 2 (6.67%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.33%) LLPG
4 1 (3.33%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 9 (30.00%) Windows
2 5 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (13.33%) Windows Server
4 3 (10.00%) Windows 7
4 3 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (6.67%) Android
5 2 (6.67%) Apple iOS
5 2 (6.67%) Windows 8
5 2 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (3.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (26.67%) Change Management
1 8 (26.67%) ITIL
2 7 (23.33%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (23.33%) Systems Analysis
3 6 (20.00%) Scrum
4 5 (16.67%) Open Source
4 5 (16.67%) PRINCE2
5 4 (13.33%) Migration
5 4 (13.33%) Project Management
6 3 (10.00%) Business Analysis
6 3 (10.00%) Matrix Management
7 2 (6.67%) Budgeting and Forecasting
7 2 (6.67%) Case Management
7 2 (6.67%) Data Management
7 2 (6.67%) Infrastructure Transformation
7 2 (6.67%) Matrix Organization
7 2 (6.67%) Mobile Application Development
7 2 (6.67%) Multi-Factor Authentication
7 2 (6.67%) Project Planning
7 2 (6.67%) Two-Factor Authentication
Programming Languages
1 8 (26.67%) JavaScript
2 7 (23.33%) C#
2 7 (23.33%) Python
3 5 (16.67%) SQL
4 1 (3.33%) PHP
4 1 (3.33%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (13.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
1 4 (13.33%) MCITP
1 4 (13.33%) MCSA
1 4 (13.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (6.67%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (3.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.33%) BS7666
System Software
1 9 (30.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (16.67%) Hyper-V
3 4 (13.33%) XenApp
4 1 (3.33%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 1 (3.33%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (3.33%) VMware ESX
4 1 (3.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (3.33%) VMware Server
4 1 (3.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (23.33%) SCCM
2 3 (10.00%) SCOM
3 1 (3.33%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 17 (56.67%) Microsoft
2 10 (33.33%) Citrix
3 5 (16.67%) VMware
4 3 (10.00%) AppSense
5 2 (6.67%) Juniper
5 2 (6.67%) Oracle