Period
to 17 November 2017

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 6 months to 17 November 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
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 72 77 75
Rank change year-on-year +5 -2 -35
Contract jobs citing Local Government 18 22 38
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.34% 1.48% 1.82%
As % of the General category 3.14% 4.26% 4.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 18 20
Cheshire median daily rate £280 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -30.00% -3.03% -15.38%
10th Percentile £275 £200 £312
90th Percentile £353 £491 £514
North West median daily rate £300 £380 £400
% change year-on-year -21.05% -5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 17
Cheshire median hourly rate - - £25.00
North West median hourly rate £16.19 £14.29 £25.00
% change year-on-year +13.30% -42.84% -9.09%

Local Government is in the General Skills category. The following 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.

All General Skills
Cheshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for common skills 573 516 893
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 42.67% 34.75% 42.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 409 363 611
Cheshire median daily rate £410 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% -5.88% +8.97%
10th Percentile £280 £250 £305
90th Percentile £525 £550 £572
North West median daily rate £413 £400 £415
% change year-on-year +3.13% -3.61% +10.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 19 28
Cheshire median hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -37.78% +18.42%
10th Percentile £12.55 £13.25 £13.24
90th Percentile £33.00 £23.70 £38.75
North West median hourly rate £22.35 £23.92 £30.52
% change year-on-year -6.59% -21.62% +34.63%

Local Government
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings citing Local Government as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

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 6 months to 17 November 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 6 months to 17 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester +11 15 £280 -20.00%
Local Government
North West

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 10 (55.56%) Windows
1 10 (55.56%) Citrix
2 9 (50.00%) MS Exchange
3 8 (44.44%) Active Directory
3 8 (44.44%) VMware
3 8 (44.44%) Office 365
4 7 (38.89%) NetBackup
4 7 (38.89%) SQL Server
4 7 (38.89%) Windows Server
5 6 (33.33%) Microsoft
5 6 (33.33%) Migration
5 6 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (33.33%) SCOM
6 5 (27.78%) VMware Infrastructure
6 5 (27.78%) PKI
6 5 (27.78%) vSphere
6 5 (27.78%) SAN
6 5 (27.78%) SharePoint
7 4 (22.22%) ITIL
7 4 (22.22%) SQL
7 4 (22.22%) Dell
7 4 (22.22%) EMC
7 4 (22.22%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 4 (22.22%) Skype for Business
7 4 (22.22%) Server Building
7 4 (22.22%) Converged Infrastructure
7 4 (22.22%) Data Centre
7 4 (22.22%) EMC VNX
7 4 (22.22%) EMC VMAX
7 4 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2003

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 9 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 5 (27.78%) SharePoint
3 4 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2003
3 4 (22.22%) Skype for Business
4 2 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (5.56%) IIS
5 1 (5.56%) Oracle Workflow
Business Applications
1 2 (11.11%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (11.11%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle Internet Expenses
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle iProcurement
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 8 (44.44%) Office 365
2 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (5.56%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 5 (27.78%) SAN
2 4 (22.22%) NAS
3 3 (16.67%) DHCP
3 3 (16.67%) DNS
4 2 (11.11%) LAN
4 2 (11.11%) WAN
5 1 (5.56%) DKIM
5 1 (5.56%) DMARC
5 1 (5.56%) Fibre Channel
5 1 (5.56%) Firewall
5 1 (5.56%) LDAP
5 1 (5.56%) Reverse Proxy
5 1 (5.56%) TCP/IP
5 1 (5.56%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (38.89%) SQL Server
2 2 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (11.11%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (11.11%) SQL Server 2016
2 2 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (5.56%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
3 1 (5.56%) OLAP
3 1 (5.56%) OLTP
3 1 (5.56%) Oracle Discoverer
3 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (5.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (5.56%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 1 (5.56%) Finance
1 1 (5.56%) Legal
Job Titles
1 4 (22.22%) Server Engineer
1 4 (22.22%) Storage Engineer
2 3 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support
3 2 (11.11%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
3 2 (11.11%) Administrator
3 2 (11.11%) Consultant
3 2 (11.11%) DBA
3 2 (11.11%) Infrastructure Support
3 2 (11.11%) Oracle Consultant
3 2 (11.11%) SQL DBA
4 1 (5.56%) Applications Consultant
4 1 (5.56%) Exchange Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Exchange Migration Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Functional Consultant
4 1 (5.56%) Migration Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Office 365 Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Oracle Applications Consultant
4 1 (5.56%) Oracle Applications Functional Consultant
4 1 (5.56%) Oracle Functional Consultant
4 1 (5.56%) Security Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.56%) MDX
1 1 (5.56%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (27.78%) PKI
2 4 (22.22%) Data Centre
2 4 (22.22%) EMC VMAX
2 4 (22.22%) EMC VNX
2 4 (22.22%) VxBlock/Vblock
3 2 (11.11%) Clustering
4 1 (5.56%) CESG
4 1 (5.56%) Management Information System
4 1 (5.56%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 10 (55.56%) Windows
2 7 (38.89%) Windows Server
3 6 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (22.22%) Windows 7
5 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (5.56%) AIX
6 1 (5.56%) Unix
6 1 (5.56%) Windows 10
6 1 (5.56%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (33.33%) Migration
2 4 (22.22%) Converged Infrastructure
2 4 (22.22%) ITIL
2 4 (22.22%) Server Building
3 2 (11.11%) High Availability
3 2 (11.11%) Identity Management
4 1 (5.56%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (5.56%) Cash Management
4 1 (5.56%) Database Mirroring
4 1 (5.56%) Database Tuning
4 1 (5.56%) Information Security
4 1 (5.56%) Information Security Management
4 1 (5.56%) Performance Optimisation
4 1 (5.56%) QMS
4 1 (5.56%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (5.56%) Security Management
4 1 (5.56%) Server Monitoring
4 1 (5.56%) Test Scripting
4 1 (5.56%) Test Strategy
4 1 (5.56%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 4 (22.22%) SQL
2 2 (11.11%) PL/SQL
3 1 (5.56%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
3 1 (5.56%) JavaScript
3 1 (5.56%) PowerShell
3 1 (5.56%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (16.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
1 3 (16.67%) MCITP
1 3 (16.67%) MCSA
1 3 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (5.56%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) Cyber Essentials
1 1 (5.56%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
1 1 (5.56%) HMG Security Policy Framework
1 1 (5.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 8 (44.44%) Active Directory
2 5 (27.78%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (27.78%) vSphere
3 4 (22.22%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 4 (22.22%) XenApp
4 1 (5.56%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 7 (38.89%) NetBackup
2 6 (33.33%) SCOM
3 4 (22.22%) SCCM
3 4 (22.22%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 2 (11.11%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (5.56%) Failover Clustering
5 1 (5.56%) Perfmon
5 1 (5.56%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 10 (55.56%) Citrix
2 8 (44.44%) VMware
3 6 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 4 (22.22%) Dell
4 4 (22.22%) EMC
5 2 (11.11%) Oracle
5 2 (11.11%) Symantec
6 1 (5.56%) Cisco
6 1 (5.56%) EqualLogic
6 1 (5.56%) Juniper
6 1 (5.56%) McAfee
6 1 (5.56%) RedGate