The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Local Government in contract job vacancies advertised in Chester. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Local Government over the 3 months to 28 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
Cheshire / Chester
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 16 36 21
Rank change year-on-year +20 -15  
Contract jobs citing Local Government 12 5 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 8.76% 2.23% 6.70%
As % of the General category 18.18% 4.20% 18.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 5 8
Median daily rate £280 £305 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.19% -28.23%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £195 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £354 £455 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £303 £361
% change year-on-year +48.76% -16.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 6
Median hourly rate - - £28.13
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.26 £22.35 £19.97
% change year-on-year -18.29% +11.93%  

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 Chester with a requirement for common skills.

General Skills
Chester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 66 119 76
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Chester 48.18% 53.13% 36.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 159 51
Median daily rate £420 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +3.12% +0.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 21 29
Median hourly rate £13.50 £13.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -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 Chester

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

Job vacancy trend for Local Government in Chester

Local Government
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Chester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Local Government in Chester

Local Government
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Chester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Local Government in Chester over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Local Government in Chester

Local Government
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Local Government in Chester

For the 6 months to 28 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 Chester region with a requirement for Local Government.

1 11 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 10 (45.45%) Windows
2 10 (45.45%) Citrix
3 9 (40.91%) Microsoft
3 9 (40.91%) Windows Server 2003
3 9 (40.91%) Migration
3 9 (40.91%) SCOM
3 9 (40.91%) Windows Server
4 8 (36.36%) Active Directory
5 7 (31.82%) LAN
5 7 (31.82%) WAN
5 7 (31.82%) PKI
6 6 (27.27%) Office 365
6 6 (27.27%) MS Exchange
6 6 (27.27%) Data Centre
7 5 (22.73%) SharePoint
7 5 (22.73%) AIX
7 5 (22.73%) ITIL
7 5 (22.73%) Cisco
7 5 (22.73%) Juniper
7 5 (22.73%) SAN
7 5 (22.73%) Firewall
7 5 (22.73%) Unix
7 5 (22.73%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (22.73%) Clustering
8 4 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2003
8 4 (18.18%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 4 (18.18%) XenApp
8 4 (18.18%) Skype for Business
8 4 (18.18%) Management Information System

Local Government
Co-occurring 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 (27.27%) MS Exchange
2 5 (22.73%) SharePoint
3 4 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2003
3 4 (18.18%) Skype for Business
4 3 (13.64%) IIS
5 2 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (4.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Business Applications
1 2 (9.09%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (9.09%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 6 (27.27%) Office 365
2 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (31.82%) LAN
1 7 (31.82%) WAN
2 5 (22.73%) Firewall
2 5 (22.73%) SAN
3 3 (13.64%) LDAP
3 3 (13.64%) Reverse Proxy
3 3 (13.64%) TCP/IP
4 2 (9.09%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (9.09%) DKIM
4 2 (9.09%) DMARC
4 2 (9.09%) DMZ
4 2 (9.09%) Fibre Channel
4 2 (9.09%) Network Security
4 2 (9.09%) VLAN
4 2 (9.09%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (4.55%) VPN
5 1 (4.55%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (13.64%) SQL Server 2012
2 3 (13.64%) SQL Server 2016
2 3 (13.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (13.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (9.09%) GIS
3 2 (9.09%) Oracle Database
3 2 (9.09%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (9.09%) Oracle Discoverer
3 2 (9.09%) SQL Server 2000
3 2 (9.09%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (4.55%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
4 1 (4.55%) Spatial Data
4 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 2 (9.09%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 2 (9.09%) Legal
Job Titles
1 4 (18.18%) DBA
1 4 (18.18%) Server Engineer
2 3 (13.64%) Security Officer
2 3 (13.64%) SQL DBA
3 2 (9.09%) Administrator
3 2 (9.09%) Exchange Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) Exchange Migration Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) Firewall Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) GIS Manager
3 2 (9.09%) Migration Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) Network Security Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) Office 365 Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) Oracle DBA
3 2 (9.09%) Project Manager
3 2 (9.09%) Security Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) Senior Firewall Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) Senior Network Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) Senior Network Security Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) Senior Security Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.55%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 7 (31.82%) PKI
2 6 (27.27%) Data Centre
3 5 (22.73%) Clustering
4 4 (18.18%) Management Information System
5 3 (13.64%) CESG
6 2 (9.09%) LLPG
7 1 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (4.55%) Blackberry
7 1 (4.55%) Handset
7 1 (4.55%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 10 (45.45%) Windows
2 9 (40.91%) Windows Server
2 9 (40.91%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (22.73%) AIX
3 5 (22.73%) Unix
3 5 (22.73%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (9.09%) Windows 2000 Server
4 2 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (4.55%) Windows 7
5 1 (4.55%) Windows Vista
5 1 (4.55%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (40.91%) Migration
2 5 (22.73%) ITIL
3 4 (18.18%) Server Building
4 3 (13.64%) Information Security
4 3 (13.64%) Information Security Management
4 3 (13.64%) Security Management
5 2 (9.09%) Database Tuning
5 2 (9.09%) High Availability
5 2 (9.09%) Identity Management
5 2 (9.09%) Performance Optimisation
5 2 (9.09%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (9.09%) Server Monitoring
5 2 (9.09%) Test Scripting
5 2 (9.09%) Test Strategy
6 1 (4.55%) Business Analysis
6 1 (4.55%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (4.55%) Data Management
6 1 (4.55%) ETL
6 1 (4.55%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (4.55%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 3 (13.64%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (13.64%) ISEB
2 2 (9.09%) CCNA
2 2 (9.09%) CCNP
2 2 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (9.09%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (4.55%) MCDST
3 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (4.55%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (9.09%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 1 (4.55%) PMO
System Software
1 8 (36.36%) Active Directory
2 4 (18.18%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 4 (18.18%) XenApp
3 2 (9.09%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (9.09%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (40.91%) SCOM
2 3 (13.64%) SmoothWall
3 2 (9.09%) Failover Clustering
3 2 (9.09%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 2 (9.09%) Perfmon
3 2 (9.09%) SCCM
3 2 (9.09%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 2 (9.09%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 10 (45.45%) Citrix
2 9 (40.91%) Microsoft
3 5 (22.73%) Cisco
3 5 (22.73%) Juniper
4 3 (13.64%) McAfee
5 2 (9.09%) EqualLogic
5 2 (9.09%) IBM
5 2 (9.09%) Kofax
5 2 (9.09%) NetApp
5 2 (9.09%) Oracle
5 2 (9.09%) Symantec
5 2 (9.09%) VMware