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 24 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
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Local Government
Cheshire / Chester
Rank 11 15 9
Rank change year-on-year +4 -6  
Contract jobs citing Local Government 10 16 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 9.71% 10.60% 12.83%
As % of the General category 20.41% 18.18% 25.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 7 9
Median daily rate £288 £250 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.00% -37.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £235 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £387 £360 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £325 £400
% change year-on-year +22.30% -18.75%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 9 15
Median hourly rate £26.84 £27.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.40% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.31 £16.31 £17.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.37 £35.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.88 £22.45 £31.25
% change year-on-year -11.46% -28.16%  

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 49 88 94
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Chester 47.57% 58.28% 50.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 56 57
Median daily rate £413 £360 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.58% -7.09%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £250 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 14 21
Median hourly rate £13.50 £14.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.57% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £32.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -16.92% +30.00%  

Local Government
Job Vacancy Trend in Chester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Chester 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 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 24 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Local Government in Chester.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Local Government in Chester

Local Government
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Chester

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Local Government in Chester over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Local Government in Chester

Local Government
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 24 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 Chester region with a requirement for Local Government.

1 8 (36.36%) Microsoft
2 7 (31.82%) SQL Server
3 6 (27.27%) ITIL
3 6 (27.27%) ERP
3 6 (27.27%) LAN
3 6 (27.27%) WAN
3 6 (27.27%) Cisco
4 5 (22.73%) Windows
5 4 (18.18%) Active Directory
5 4 (18.18%) Citrix
5 4 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (18.18%) Firewall
5 4 (18.18%) Migration
5 4 (18.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (18.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (18.18%) SCOM
5 4 (18.18%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (18.18%) Windows Server
6 3 (13.64%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
6 3 (13.64%) Data Centre
6 3 (13.64%) Performance Tuning
6 3 (13.64%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (13.64%) MDX
6 3 (13.64%) Matrix Management
6 3 (13.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (13.64%) PKI
6 3 (13.64%) Business Analysis
6 3 (13.64%) Clustering
6 3 (13.64%) Management Information System
6 3 (13.64%) Wi-Fi

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 2 (9.09%) IIS
1 2 (9.09%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (4.55%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.55%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (9.09%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (9.09%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (9.09%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (4.55%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (27.27%) LAN
1 6 (27.27%) WAN
2 4 (18.18%) Firewall
3 3 (13.64%) SAN
3 3 (13.64%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (9.09%) Internet
4 2 (9.09%) LDAP
4 2 (9.09%) Reverse Proxy
4 2 (9.09%) TCP/IP
4 2 (9.09%) VLAN
5 1 (4.55%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (4.55%) DMZ
5 1 (4.55%) Fibre Channel
5 1 (4.55%) MPLS
5 1 (4.55%) Network Security
5 1 (4.55%) VPN
5 1 (4.55%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (31.82%) SQL Server
2 4 (18.18%) SQL Server 2012
2 4 (18.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (18.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (13.64%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (13.64%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
3 3 (13.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (4.55%) GIS
4 1 (4.55%) Oracle Database
4 1 (4.55%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (4.55%) Oracle Discoverer
4 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 1 (4.55%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (18.18%) Business Manager
1 4 (18.18%) Project Manager
2 3 (13.64%) Architect
2 3 (13.64%) Data Warehouse Developer
2 3 (13.64%) Developer
3 2 (9.09%) Analyst
3 2 (9.09%) Business Analyst
3 2 (9.09%) Business Change Manager
3 2 (9.09%) Business IT Analyst
3 2 (9.09%) Business Project Manager
3 2 (9.09%) Change Manager
3 2 (9.09%) Consultant
3 2 (9.09%) DBA
3 2 (9.09%) IT Analyst
3 2 (9.09%) IT Business Analyst
3 2 (9.09%) IT Manager
3 2 (9.09%) IT Project Manager
3 2 (9.09%) Project Analyst
3 2 (9.09%) Security Officer
4 1 (4.55%) HR Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.64%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.64%) Clustering
1 3 (13.64%) Data Centre
1 3 (13.64%) Management Information System
1 3 (13.64%) PKI
2 2 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (9.09%) CESG
2 2 (9.09%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (4.55%) Blackberry
3 1 (4.55%) BYOD
3 1 (4.55%) Handset
3 1 (4.55%) iPad
3 1 (4.55%) LLPG
Operating Systems
1 5 (22.73%) Windows
2 4 (18.18%) Windows Server
2 4 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (13.64%) AIX
3 3 (13.64%) Unix
3 3 (13.64%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (4.55%) Windows 2000 Server
4 1 (4.55%) Windows 7
4 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (4.55%) Windows Vista
4 1 (4.55%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (27.27%) ERP
1 6 (27.27%) ITIL
2 4 (18.18%) Migration
3 3 (13.64%) Business Analysis
3 3 (13.64%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (13.64%) Change Management
3 3 (13.64%) ETL
3 3 (13.64%) Matrix Management
3 3 (13.64%) Performance Tuning
3 3 (13.64%) PRINCE2
4 2 (9.09%) Information Security
4 2 (9.09%) Information Security Management
4 2 (9.09%) ITIL V3
4 2 (9.09%) Project Management
4 2 (9.09%) Security Management
4 2 (9.09%) TOGAF
5 1 (4.55%) Data Management
5 1 (4.55%) Database Tuning
5 1 (4.55%) High Availability
5 1 (4.55%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (9.09%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (13.64%) CCNA
1 3 (13.64%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (13.64%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 2 (9.09%) ISEB
3 1 (4.55%) CCNP
3 1 (4.55%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (4.55%) MCDST
3 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (9.09%) PMO
System Software
1 4 (18.18%) Active Directory
2 2 (9.09%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (4.55%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 1 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (4.55%) vSphere
3 1 (4.55%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (18.18%) SCOM
2 2 (9.09%) SmoothWall
3 1 (4.55%) Failover Clustering
3 1 (4.55%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (4.55%) Perfmon
3 1 (4.55%) SCCM
3 1 (4.55%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 8 (36.36%) Microsoft
2 6 (27.27%) Cisco
3 4 (18.18%) Citrix
4 3 (13.64%) Juniper
4 3 (13.64%) Oracle
5 2 (9.09%) CheckPoint
5 2 (9.09%) Intel Security
6 1 (4.55%) EqualLogic
6 1 (4.55%) IBM
6 1 (4.55%) Kofax
6 1 (4.55%) NetApp
6 1 (4.55%) SAP
6 1 (4.55%) VMware