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 22 June 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.

Local Government
North West / Cheshire
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 44 70 56
Rank change year-on-year +26 -14  
Contract jobs citing Local Government 14 11 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 2.20% 1.20% 1.99%
As % of the General category 4.42% 3.14% 4.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 11 8
Median daily rate £280 £300 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.66% -31.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £246 £220 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £425 £454
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £300 £355
% change year-on-year +50.00% -15.49%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 10
Median hourly rate £18.68 - £21.11
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.26 £22.35 £20.94
% change year-on-year -18.29% +6.75%  

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 317 350 434
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 49.84% 38.04% 43.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 210 244 259
Median daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £566 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.12% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 11 16
Median hourly rate £14.00 £13.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.70% -3.57%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +20.00% +11.11%  

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 22 June 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Local Government in Cheshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend 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 22 June 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 +25 13 £280 -8.19%
Local Government
North West

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 15 (53.57%) SQL Server
2 14 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 13 (46.43%) Citrix
3 13 (46.43%) Windows
4 11 (39.29%) Migration
4 11 (39.29%) Windows Server
5 10 (35.71%) SCOM
5 10 (35.71%) Windows Server 2003
6 9 (32.14%) Active Directory
6 9 (32.14%) LAN
6 9 (32.14%) WAN
7 8 (28.57%) MS Exchange
7 8 (28.57%) PKI
7 8 (28.57%) Data Centre
8 7 (25.00%) Office 365
8 7 (25.00%) Clustering
8 7 (25.00%) SharePoint
8 7 (25.00%) Cisco
8 7 (25.00%) ITIL
8 7 (25.00%) SAN
9 6 (21.43%) Juniper
9 6 (21.43%) Unix
9 6 (21.43%) AIX
9 6 (21.43%) Firewall
9 6 (21.43%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (17.86%) XenApp
10 5 (17.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 5 (17.86%) Reverse Proxy
10 5 (17.86%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 5 (17.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services

Local Government
Co-occurring 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 8 (28.57%) MS Exchange
2 7 (25.00%) SharePoint
3 5 (17.86%) IIS
4 4 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2003
4 4 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2007
4 4 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (14.29%) Skype for Business
5 1 (3.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Business Applications
1 2 (7.14%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (7.14%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (3.57%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (25.00%) Office 365
2 4 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (3.57%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (32.14%) LAN
1 9 (32.14%) WAN
2 7 (25.00%) SAN
3 6 (21.43%) Firewall
4 5 (17.86%) Reverse Proxy
5 4 (14.29%) LDAP
5 4 (14.29%) TCP/IP
6 3 (10.71%) DMZ
6 3 (10.71%) VLAN
6 3 (10.71%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (7.14%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (7.14%) DKIM
7 2 (7.14%) DMARC
7 2 (7.14%) Fibre Channel
7 2 (7.14%) Internet
7 2 (7.14%) Network Security
8 1 (3.57%) DHCP
8 1 (3.57%) DNS
8 1 (3.57%) VPN
8 1 (3.57%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (53.57%) SQL Server
2 5 (17.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 5 (17.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (14.29%) SQL Server 2016
4 3 (10.71%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (10.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (7.14%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 2 (7.14%) GIS
5 2 (7.14%) Oracle Database
5 2 (7.14%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (7.14%) Oracle Discoverer
5 2 (7.14%) SQL Server 2000
5 2 (7.14%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (3.57%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
6 1 (3.57%) OLTP
6 1 (3.57%) Spatial Data
6 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (3.57%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 2 (7.14%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (7.14%) Legal
Job Titles
1 5 (17.86%) DBA
2 4 (14.29%) Security Officer
2 4 (14.29%) Server Engineer
2 4 (14.29%) SQL DBA
3 3 (10.71%) Administrator
3 3 (10.71%) Developer
4 2 (7.14%) Data Warehouse Developer
4 2 (7.14%) Exchange Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Firewall Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) GIS Manager
4 2 (7.14%) Migration Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Network Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Network Security Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Oracle DBA
4 2 (7.14%) Project Manager
4 2 (7.14%) Security Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Senior Network Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Senior Network Security Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Senior Security Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.14%) MDX
2 1 (3.57%) .NET
2 1 (3.57%) ASP.NET
2 1 (3.57%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (3.57%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 8 (28.57%) Data Centre
1 8 (28.57%) PKI
2 7 (25.00%) Clustering
3 4 (14.29%) Management Information System
4 3 (10.71%) CESG
5 2 (7.14%) LLPG
6 1 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (3.57%) Blackberry
6 1 (3.57%) BYOD
6 1 (3.57%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (3.57%) Handset
6 1 (3.57%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (3.57%) iPad
6 1 (3.57%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 13 (46.43%) Windows
2 11 (39.29%) Windows Server
3 10 (35.71%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (21.43%) AIX
4 6 (21.43%) Unix
4 6 (21.43%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (7.14%) Windows 2000 Server
6 2 (7.14%) Windows 7
7 1 (3.57%) Windows 10
7 1 (3.57%) Windows Vista
7 1 (3.57%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (39.29%) Migration
2 7 (25.00%) ITIL
3 4 (14.29%) High Availability
3 4 (14.29%) Information Security
3 4 (14.29%) Information Security Management
3 4 (14.29%) Security Management
3 4 (14.29%) Server Building
4 3 (10.71%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (10.71%) Identity Management
4 3 (10.71%) PRINCE2
5 2 (7.14%) Database Tuning
5 2 (7.14%) Performance Optimisation
5 2 (7.14%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (7.14%) Server Monitoring
5 2 (7.14%) Test Scripting
5 2 (7.14%) Test Strategy
6 1 (3.57%) CRM
6 1 (3.57%) Database Mirroring
6 1 (3.57%) ETL
6 1 (3.57%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 4 (14.29%) SQL
2 1 (3.57%) C#
2 1 (3.57%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
2 1 (3.57%) JavaScript
2 1 (3.57%) PowerShell
2 1 (3.57%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (14.29%) ISEB
2 3 (10.71%) CCNP
2 3 (10.71%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (7.14%) CCNA
3 2 (7.14%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (3.57%) CCIE
4 1 (3.57%) MCDST
4 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (3.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (7.14%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 1 (3.57%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (3.57%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
3 1 (3.57%) PCI DSS
3 1 (3.57%) PMO
System Software
1 9 (32.14%) Active Directory
2 5 (17.86%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 5 (17.86%) XenApp
3 3 (10.71%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (7.14%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (7.14%) vSphere
5 1 (3.57%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 10 (35.71%) SCOM
2 3 (10.71%) Failover Clustering
2 3 (10.71%) SCCM
2 3 (10.71%) SmoothWall
2 3 (10.71%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 2 (7.14%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 2 (7.14%) Perfmon
3 2 (7.14%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (3.57%) NetBackup
4 1 (3.57%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 14 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 13 (46.43%) Citrix
3 7 (25.00%) Cisco
4 6 (21.43%) Juniper
5 3 (10.71%) McAfee
5 3 (10.71%) NetApp
5 3 (10.71%) Symantec
5 3 (10.71%) VMware
6 2 (7.14%) EqualLogic
6 2 (7.14%) IBM
6 2 (7.14%) Kofax
6 2 (7.14%) Oracle
7 1 (3.57%) Dell
7 1 (3.57%) EMC
7 1 (3.57%) RedGate
7 1 (3.57%) SolarWinds