The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Local Government in contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Local Government over the 3 months to 26 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Local Government
North West / Cheshire
Rank 35 60 26
Rank change year-on-year +25 -34  
Contract jobs citing Local Government 15 21 46
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 2.85% 2.18% 5.51%
As % of the General category 6.12% 5.48% 12.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 10 10
Median daily rate £295 £256 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.12% -35.93%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £252 £243 £328
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £326 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £325 £400
% change year-on-year +22.30% -18.75%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 11 22
Median hourly rate £21.50 £25.00 £31.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.00% -20.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.24 £16.84 £16.53
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.30 £35.00 £54.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.88 £22.45 £35.00
% change year-on-year -11.46% -35.85%  

Local Government is in the common skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for common skills.

General Skills
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 245 383 367
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 46.49% 39.69% 43.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 171 259 212
Median daily rate £400 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £259 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 20 32
Median hourly rate £21.50 £14.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +53.57% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £14.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.95 £33.50 £44.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £31.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -14.28% +26.00%  

Local Government
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire citing Local Government as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the General category.

Job vacancy trend for Local Government in Cheshire

Local Government
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Local Government in Cheshire

Local Government
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Local Government in Cheshire over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Local Government in Cheshire

Local Government
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Local Government in Cheshire

Local Government
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Local Government in Cheshire over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Local Government 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 26 March 2017. 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 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 +4 10 £288 +15.00%
Sandbach - 1 £370 -
Local Government
North West

Local Government
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, 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 14 (43.75%) Microsoft
2 10 (31.25%) SQL Server
2 10 (31.25%) ERP
2 10 (31.25%) Cisco
3 9 (28.13%) LAN
3 9 (28.13%) WAN
3 9 (28.13%) ITIL
4 8 (25.00%) Windows
5 6 (18.75%) PRINCE2
5 6 (18.75%) Active Directory
5 6 (18.75%) Citrix
5 6 (18.75%) Firewall
5 6 (18.75%) Wi-Fi
5 6 (18.75%) Migration
6 5 (15.63%) Clustering
6 5 (15.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 5 (15.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (15.63%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (15.63%) SAN
6 5 (15.63%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (15.63%) Internet
6 5 (15.63%) SCOM
6 5 (15.63%) Data Centre
6 5 (15.63%) Windows Server
7 4 (12.50%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
7 4 (12.50%) Hybrid Cloud
7 4 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
7 4 (12.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 4 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure

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 4 (12.50%) IIS
2 3 (9.38%) SharePoint
3 2 (6.25%) MS Exchange
3 2 (6.25%) Skype for Business
4 1 (3.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 3 (9.38%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (6.25%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (6.25%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (3.13%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (6.25%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (28.13%) LAN
1 9 (28.13%) WAN
2 6 (18.75%) Firewall
2 6 (18.75%) Wi-Fi
3 5 (15.63%) Internet
3 5 (15.63%) SAN
4 4 (12.50%) Reverse Proxy
4 4 (12.50%) VLAN
5 3 (9.38%) LDAP
5 3 (9.38%) TCP/IP
6 2 (6.25%) DHCP
6 2 (6.25%) DMZ
6 2 (6.25%) VPN
7 1 (3.13%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (3.13%) DNS
7 1 (3.13%) Ethernet
7 1 (3.13%) Fibre Channel
7 1 (3.13%) MPLS
7 1 (3.13%) SSL
7 1 (3.13%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (31.25%) SQL Server
2 5 (15.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 5 (15.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (12.50%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
3 4 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (12.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (3.13%) GIS
4 1 (3.13%) Oracle Database
4 1 (3.13%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (3.13%) Oracle Discoverer
4 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 1 (3.13%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 1 (3.13%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (3.13%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (15.63%) Architect
1 5 (15.63%) Developer
2 4 (12.50%) Business Manager
2 4 (12.50%) Data Warehouse Developer
2 4 (12.50%) Project Manager
3 3 (9.38%) Security Officer
4 2 (6.25%) Analyst
4 2 (6.25%) Business Analyst
4 2 (6.25%) Business Change Manager
4 2 (6.25%) Business IT Analyst
4 2 (6.25%) Business Project Manager
4 2 (6.25%) Change Manager
4 2 (6.25%) Cisco Architect
4 2 (6.25%) Cisco Network Architect
4 2 (6.25%) IT Business Analyst
4 2 (6.25%) IT Project Manager
4 2 (6.25%) Network Architect
4 2 (6.25%) Project Analyst
4 2 (6.25%) Security Architect
4 2 (6.25%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.38%) MDX
2 1 (3.13%) .NET
2 1 (3.13%) ASP.NET
2 1 (3.13%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (3.13%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.63%) Clustering
1 5 (15.63%) Data Centre
2 4 (12.50%) Hybrid Cloud
2 4 (12.50%) PKI
3 3 (9.38%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (9.38%) BYOD
3 3 (9.38%) Management Information System
4 2 (6.25%) CESG
5 1 (3.13%) Blackberry
5 1 (3.13%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (3.13%) Handset
5 1 (3.13%) iPad
5 1 (3.13%) LLPG
5 1 (3.13%) Mobile App
5 1 (3.13%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 8 (25.00%) Windows
2 5 (15.63%) Windows Server
2 5 (15.63%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (12.50%) AIX
3 4 (12.50%) Unix
3 4 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (3.13%) Android
5 1 (3.13%) Apple iOS
5 1 (3.13%) Windows 2000 Server
5 1 (3.13%) Windows 7
5 1 (3.13%) Windows Vista
5 1 (3.13%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (31.25%) ERP
2 9 (28.13%) ITIL
3 6 (18.75%) Migration
3 6 (18.75%) PRINCE2
4 4 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (12.50%) TOGAF
5 3 (9.38%) Business Analysis
5 3 (9.38%) Change Management
5 3 (9.38%) ETL
5 3 (9.38%) Information Security
5 3 (9.38%) Information Security Management
5 3 (9.38%) ITIL V3
5 3 (9.38%) Matrix Management
5 3 (9.38%) Performance Tuning
5 3 (9.38%) Security Management
6 2 (6.25%) High Availability
6 2 (6.25%) Project Management
7 1 (3.13%) CRM
7 1 (3.13%) MVC
7 1 (3.13%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.25%) SQL
2 1 (3.13%) C#
2 1 (3.13%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 5 (15.63%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (12.50%) CCNA
2 4 (12.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 3 (9.38%) CCNP
3 3 (9.38%) ISEB
4 1 (3.13%) CCIE
4 1 (3.13%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (3.13%) MCDST
4 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (6.25%) PMO
3 1 (3.13%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (18.75%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.25%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 2 (6.25%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (6.25%) XenApp
3 1 (3.13%) BitLocker
3 1 (3.13%) Hyper-V
3 1 (3.13%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (15.63%) SCOM
2 3 (9.38%) SCCM
3 2 (6.25%) Failover Clustering
3 2 (6.25%) SmoothWall
4 1 (3.13%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (3.13%) NetBackup
4 1 (3.13%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (3.13%) Perfmon
4 1 (3.13%) SCOrch
4 1 (3.13%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 14 (43.75%) Microsoft
2 10 (31.25%) Cisco
3 6 (18.75%) Citrix
4 4 (12.50%) Juniper
5 3 (9.38%) Intel Security
5 3 (9.38%) Oracle
6 2 (6.25%) CheckPoint
6 2 (6.25%) NetApp
6 2 (6.25%) VMware
7 1 (3.13%) AppSense
7 1 (3.13%) Dell
7 1 (3.13%) EMC
7 1 (3.13%) EqualLogic
7 1 (3.13%) IBM
7 1 (3.13%) Kofax
7 1 (3.13%) SAP
7 1 (3.13%) SolarWinds