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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Local Government over the 3 months to 31 August 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
31 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Local Government
Rank 28 20 6
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -14
Contract jobs citing Local Government 2 10 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 1.27% 6.80% 12.95%
As % of the General category 3.13% 19.61% 38.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 0
Median daily rate £225 £425 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-47.05% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £318 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
-15.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 16
Median hourly rate - £25.00 £32.03
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -21.94%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.35 £17.24 £19.37
% change year-on-year
+29.64% -10.97%
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
64 51 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 40.51% 34.69% 33.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 27 16
Median daily rate £425 £373 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.09% +24.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £261 £299 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £600 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 8 17
Median hourly rate £13.50 £14.00 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% -42.85%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £25.83 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-22.57% +14.80%

Local Government
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Chester region citing Local Government as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 Chester region with a requirement for Local Government.

1 6 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 5 (55.56%) Active Directory
2 5 (55.56%) Citrix
2 5 (55.56%) SCCM
3 4 (44.44%) MS Exchange
4 3 (33.33%) ITIL
4 3 (33.33%) Windows
4 3 (33.33%) VMware
4 3 (33.33%) SCOM
4 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (33.33%) Hyper-V
4 3 (33.33%) XenApp
4 3 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (33.33%) Office 365
4 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (33.33%) Data Centre
4 3 (33.33%) Windows Server
5 2 (22.22%) Infrastructure Transformation
5 2 (22.22%) Migration
5 2 (22.22%) Amazon RDS
5 2 (22.22%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 2 (22.22%) MCITP
5 2 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (22.22%) TOGAF
5 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (22.22%) MCSA
5 2 (22.22%) DHCP
5 2 (22.22%) DNS
5 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (11.11%) SAN

Local Government
Top Related IT Skills in Chester 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 4 (44.44%) MS Exchange
2 2 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (11.11%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
1 1 (11.11%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (33.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (22.22%) DHCP
1 2 (22.22%) DNS
2 1 (11.11%) LAN
2 1 (11.11%) Reverse Proxy
2 1 (11.11%) SAN
2 1 (11.11%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (11.11%) GIS
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (22.22%) Architect
1 2 (22.22%) Cloud Architect
1 2 (22.22%) Cloud Solutions Architect
1 2 (22.22%) ICT Manager
1 2 (22.22%) Project Manager
1 2 (22.22%) Server Engineer
1 2 (22.22%) Solutions Architect
2 1 (11.11%) Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Applications Developer
2 1 (11.11%) Applications Support
2 1 (11.11%) Business Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Developer
2 1 (11.11%) GIS Developer
2 1 (11.11%) GIS Support
2 1 (11.11%) ICT Project Manager
2 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Project Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Senior ICT Project Manager
2 1 (11.11%) Senior Manager
2 1 (11.11%) Senior Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 1 (11.11%) LLPG
2 1 (11.11%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 3 (33.33%) Windows
1 3 (33.33%) Windows Server
1 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
1 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) ITIL
2 2 (22.22%) Infrastructure Transformation
2 2 (22.22%) Migration
2 2 (22.22%) TOGAF
3 1 (11.11%) Data Management
3 1 (11.11%) PRINCE2
3 1 (11.11%) Server Virtualisation
3 1 (11.11%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
1 2 (22.22%) MCITP
1 2 (22.22%) MCSA
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) BS7666
System Software
1 5 (55.56%) Active Directory
2 3 (33.33%) Hyper-V
2 3 (33.33%) XenApp
3 1 (11.11%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 1 (11.11%) VMware ESX
3 1 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (11.11%) VMware Server
3 1 (11.11%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (55.56%) SCCM
2 3 (33.33%) SCOM
3 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 6 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 5 (55.56%) Citrix
3 3 (33.33%) VMware
4 1 (11.11%) AppSense