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 30 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
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Local Government
Rank 35 16 6
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -10
Contract jobs citing Local Government 2 14 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 1.08% 8.24% 13.24%
As % of the General category 2.15% 20.59% 36.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 0
Median daily rate £205 £375 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-45.33% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £318 £379 £390
% change year-on-year
-16.17% -2.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 8 16
Median hourly rate - £31.25 £33.28
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -6.09%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.68 £19.97 £23.86
% change year-on-year
+43.60% -16.29%
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
93 68 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 50.00% 40.00% 36.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 34 16
Median daily rate £415 £375 £260
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.66% +44.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £217
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 13 17
Median hourly rate £13.50 £14.00 £31.53
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% -55.59%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £22.67 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-9.55% +3.02%

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 30 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 Chester region with a requirement for Local Government.

1 11 (73.33%) Microsoft
2 8 (53.33%) Citrix
3 7 (46.67%) Active Directory
3 7 (46.67%) Windows
3 7 (46.67%) SCCM
4 6 (40.00%) ITIL
4 6 (40.00%) MS Exchange
5 5 (33.33%) SQL Server
5 5 (33.33%) VMware
5 5 (33.33%) Hyper-V
5 5 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
5 5 (33.33%) Office 365
5 5 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (26.67%) XenApp
6 4 (26.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 4 (26.67%) Windows Server
6 4 (26.67%) GIS
6 4 (26.67%) Migration
6 4 (26.67%) MCITP
6 4 (26.67%) .NET
6 4 (26.67%) MCSA
6 4 (26.67%) DHCP
6 4 (26.67%) DNS
6 4 (26.67%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (20.00%) PRINCE2
7 3 (20.00%) Python
7 3 (20.00%) MS Excel
7 3 (20.00%) C#
7 3 (20.00%) JavaScript
7 3 (20.00%) ASP.NET

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 6 (40.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (20.00%) GeoServer
3 2 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (13.33%) IIS
4 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (6.67%) SharePoint
4 1 (6.67%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (20.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (6.67%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
1 5 (33.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (26.67%) DHCP
1 4 (26.67%) DNS
2 1 (6.67%) LAN
2 1 (6.67%) Reverse Proxy
2 1 (6.67%) SAN
2 1 (6.67%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 4 (26.67%) GIS
3 3 (20.00%) QGIS
3 3 (20.00%) SQL Server 2014
4 2 (13.33%) Amazon RDS
4 2 (13.33%) Spatial Data
5 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (6.67%) MSI
Job Titles
1 4 (26.67%) Developer
1 4 (26.67%) GIS Developer
2 2 (13.33%) Applications Developer
2 2 (13.33%) Architect
2 2 (13.33%) Cloud Architect
2 2 (13.33%) Cloud Solutions Architect
2 2 (13.33%) ICT Manager
2 2 (13.33%) ICT Project Manager
2 2 (13.33%) Project Manager
2 2 (13.33%) Server Engineer
2 2 (13.33%) Solutions Architect
2 2 (13.33%) VMware Engineer
2 2 (13.33%) Windows Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) GIS Officer
3 1 (6.67%) GIS Support
3 1 (6.67%) ICT Coordinator
3 1 (6.67%) PMO Coordinator
3 1 (6.67%) Rollout Manager
3 1 (6.67%) Rollout Project Manager
3 1 (6.67%) Senior ICT Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (26.67%) .NET
2 3 (20.00%) Ajax
2 3 (20.00%) ASP.NET
2 3 (20.00%) jQuery
3 1 (6.67%) OpenLayers
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) Data Centre
1 3 (20.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (6.67%) LLPG
2 1 (6.67%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 7 (46.67%) Windows
2 5 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (26.67%) Windows Server
4 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (6.67%) Windows 7
6 1 (6.67%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (40.00%) ITIL
2 4 (26.67%) Migration
3 3 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (20.00%) Open Source
3 3 (20.00%) PRINCE2
3 3 (20.00%) Systems Analysis
4 2 (13.33%) Change Management
4 2 (13.33%) Infrastructure Transformation
4 2 (13.33%) Scrum
4 2 (13.33%) TOGAF
5 1 (6.67%) Application Packaging
5 1 (6.67%) Data Management
5 1 (6.67%) Project Planning
5 1 (6.67%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 3 (20.00%) C#
1 3 (20.00%) JavaScript
1 3 (20.00%) Python
2 2 (13.33%) SQL
3 1 (6.67%) PHP
Qualifications
1 4 (26.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
1 4 (26.67%) MCITP
1 4 (26.67%) MCSA
1 4 (26.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (6.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) BS7666
System Software
1 7 (46.67%) Active Directory
2 5 (33.33%) Hyper-V
3 4 (26.67%) XenApp
4 1 (6.67%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 1 (6.67%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (6.67%) VMware ESX
4 1 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (6.67%) VMware Server
4 1 (6.67%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (46.67%) SCCM
2 3 (20.00%) SCOM
3 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 11 (73.33%) Microsoft
2 8 (53.33%) Citrix
3 5 (33.33%) VMware
4 3 (20.00%) AppSense
5 1 (6.67%) Oracle