The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Local Government in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Local Government over the 3 months to 27 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Local Government
England / North West
Rank 126 119 64
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -55
Contract jobs citing Local Government 13 39 91
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.50% 1.03% 2.66%
As % of the General category 1.64% 3.19% 7.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 20 34
Median daily rate £370 £315 £406
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.46% -22.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £408 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £325 £425
% change year-on-year
+23.07% -23.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 17 24
Median hourly rate £21.50 £22.54 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.61% -18.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £15.57 £16.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.02 £35.00 £52.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.69 £22.45 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-16.75% -10.20%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

General Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
792 1223 1240
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 30.17% 32.38% 36.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 463 757 672
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £259 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 62 61
Median hourly rate £38.46 £26.83 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+43.34% +49.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £14.00 £12.44
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.33 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £32.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-16.92% +35.41%

Local Government
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing Local Government as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the General category.

Local Government Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Local Government
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Local Government across the North West region.

Local Government Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Local Government
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Local Government across the North West region over the 3 months to 27 February 2017.

Local Government Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Local Government
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Local Government Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Local Government
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Local Government across the North West region over the 3 months to 27 February 2017.

Local Government Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

Local Government
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 3 months to 27 February 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
Cheshire +12 10 £250 -18.36%
Lancashire +13 1 £400 +25.00%
Manchester +5 1 £550 +74.60% 4
Local Government
England

Local Government
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 North West region with a requirement for Local Government.

1 12 (30.00%) ERP
2 8 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (20.00%) PRINCE2
3 6 (15.00%) Cisco
3 6 (15.00%) Risk Management
4 5 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (12.50%) Business Analysis
4 5 (12.50%) SCCM
4 5 (12.50%) WAN
4 5 (12.50%) Windows
4 5 (12.50%) ITIL
4 5 (12.50%) SQL Server
4 5 (12.50%) Wi-Fi
4 5 (12.50%) Active Directory
4 5 (12.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 5 (12.50%) Project Management
4 5 (12.50%) PMO
5 4 (10.00%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 4 (10.00%) Hybrid Cloud
5 4 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (10.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 4 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (10.00%) Internet
5 4 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (10.00%) LAN
5 4 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (10.00%) TOGAF
5 4 (10.00%) AppSense

Local Government
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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 1 (2.50%) SharePoint
1 1 (2.50%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (5.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (5.00%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (5.00%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (2.50%) Academy Housing
2 1 (2.50%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.50%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 5 (12.50%) WAN
1 5 (12.50%) Wi-Fi
2 4 (10.00%) Internet
2 4 (10.00%) LAN
3 2 (5.00%) Firewall
3 2 (5.00%) NetScaler
3 2 (5.00%) VLAN
4 1 (2.50%) DHCP
4 1 (2.50%) Ethernet
4 1 (2.50%) MPLS
4 1 (2.50%) SSL
4 1 (2.50%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (12.50%) SQL Server
1 5 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 4 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (10.00%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
2 4 (10.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 4 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (7.50%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (5.00%) GIS
Development Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (2.50%) Finance
1 1 (2.50%) Manufacturing
1 1 (2.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (22.50%) Project Manager
2 8 (20.00%) Analyst
3 7 (17.50%) Business Analyst
4 6 (15.00%) Business Manager
5 5 (12.50%) Architect
5 5 (12.50%) Developer
5 5 (12.50%) Project Analyst
6 4 (10.00%) Business Project Manager
6 4 (10.00%) Data Warehouse Developer
7 3 (7.50%) Citrix Expert
7 3 (7.50%) Citrix Specialist
7 3 (7.50%) IT Manager
8 2 (5.00%) 2nd Line Support
8 2 (5.00%) Business Change Manager
8 2 (5.00%) Business IT Analyst
8 2 (5.00%) Change Manager
8 2 (5.00%) Consultant
8 2 (5.00%) IT Analyst
8 2 (5.00%) IT Project Manager
8 2 (5.00%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.50%) MDX
2 1 (2.50%) .NET
2 1 (2.50%) ASP.NET
2 1 (2.50%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (2.50%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (2.50%) CSS
2 1 (2.50%) HTML
2 1 (2.50%) jQuery
2 1 (2.50%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (10.00%) Hybrid Cloud
2 3 (7.50%) BYOD
2 3 (7.50%) Data Centre
3 2 (5.00%) Fat Client
3 2 (5.00%) Thin Client
4 1 (2.50%) Driving Licence
4 1 (2.50%) Life Science
4 1 (2.50%) LLPG
4 1 (2.50%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.50%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 5 (12.50%) Windows
2 3 (7.50%) Windows Server
2 3 (7.50%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (7.50%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (7.50%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (2.50%) Android
3 1 (2.50%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.50%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (30.00%) ERP
2 8 (20.00%) PRINCE2
3 6 (15.00%) Risk Management
4 5 (12.50%) Business Analysis
4 5 (12.50%) ITIL
4 5 (12.50%) Project Management
5 4 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (10.00%) TOGAF
6 3 (7.50%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (7.50%) Application Discovery
6 3 (7.50%) Change Management
6 3 (7.50%) CRM
6 3 (7.50%) ETL
6 3 (7.50%) GAP Analysis
6 3 (7.50%) ITIL V3
6 3 (7.50%) Matrix Management
6 3 (7.50%) Performance Tuning
6 3 (7.50%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (5.00%) Project Governance
7 2 (5.00%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (2.50%) C#
2 1 (2.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (12.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 4 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (7.50%) CCNA
4 2 (5.00%) CCNP
5 1 (2.50%) CCIE
5 1 (2.50%) Degree
5 1 (2.50%) MCP
5 1 (2.50%) MCSE
5 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (2.50%) SC Cleared
5 1 (2.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (12.50%) PMO
2 1 (2.50%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (12.50%) Active Directory
2 3 (7.50%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 3 (7.50%) XenApp
3 1 (2.50%) BitLocker
3 1 (2.50%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 5 (12.50%) SCCM
2 1 (2.50%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 8 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (15.00%) Cisco
3 4 (10.00%) AppSense
4 3 (7.50%) Citrix
4 3 (7.50%) Oracle
4 3 (7.50%) VMware
5 2 (5.00%) CheckPoint
5 2 (5.00%) Wyse
6 1 (2.50%) Intel Security
6 1 (2.50%) Mapinfo
6 1 (2.50%) SAP