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 8 December 2016 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
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Local Government
Rank 122 121 89
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -32
Contract jobs citing Local Government 26 36 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.82% 0.87% 1.66%
As % of the General category 2.82% 2.40% 4.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 23 12
Median daily rate £425 £398 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.91% -11.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £303 £323
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 10 23
Median hourly rate £14.65 £25.00 £17.01
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.42% +47.01%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.36 £16.85 £13.67
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.93 £32.75 £40.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.93 £25.00 £16.84
% change year-on-year
-24.30% +48.50%
Local Government
England

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
921 1503 1089
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 28.95% 36.18% 33.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 618 945 631
Median daily rate £406 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.41% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 69 48
Median hourly rate £14.00 £21.75 £17.01
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.63% +27.90%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.50 £27.50 £24.50
% change year-on-year
-10.90% +12.24%

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 8 December 2016.

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
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 8 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +3 15 £450 +9.09%
Manchester +2 8 £365 +20.66% 3
Merseyside +3 2 £470 +53.46%
Cumbria +15 1 - -
Local Government
England

Local Government
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 8 December 2016, 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 10 (21.74%) ERP
2 7 (15.22%) Risk Management
2 7 (15.22%) Microsoft
2 7 (15.22%) Stakeholder Management
3 6 (13.04%) PRINCE2
3 6 (13.04%) ITIL
4 5 (10.87%) Windows
4 5 (10.87%) Active Directory
4 5 (10.87%) WAN
4 5 (10.87%) Cisco
4 5 (10.87%) SCCM
5 4 (8.70%) Business Analysis
5 4 (8.70%) ITIL V3
5 4 (8.70%) AppSense
5 4 (8.70%) Wi-Fi
5 4 (8.70%) LAN
5 4 (8.70%) Data Centre
6 3 (6.52%) Application Discovery
6 3 (6.52%) Windows Server
6 3 (6.52%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (6.52%) Hybrid Cloud
6 3 (6.52%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (6.52%) Citrix
6 3 (6.52%) Oracle
6 3 (6.52%) Service Delivery
6 3 (6.52%) Change Management
6 3 (6.52%) GAP Analysis
6 3 (6.52%) Project Management
6 3 (6.52%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (6.52%) Internet

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 (2.17%) SharePoint
1 1 (2.17%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (2.17%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.17%) MS Project
1 1 (2.17%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.17%) Academy Housing
1 1 (2.17%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (2.17%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.17%) Office 365
2 1 (2.17%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 5 (10.87%) WAN
2 4 (8.70%) LAN
2 4 (8.70%) Wi-Fi
3 3 (6.52%) Internet
4 2 (4.35%) NetScaler
5 1 (2.17%) Firewall
5 1 (2.17%) MPLS
5 1 (2.17%) SSL
5 1 (2.17%) VLAN
5 1 (2.17%) VPN
5 1 (2.17%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.35%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (4.35%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
1 2 (4.35%) SQL Server
1 2 (4.35%) SQL Server 2012
1 2 (4.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 2 (4.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 2 (4.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 2 (4.35%) Finance
2 1 (2.17%) Law
2 1 (2.17%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 9 (19.57%) Project Manager
2 8 (17.39%) Analyst
3 7 (15.22%) Business Analyst
4 5 (10.87%) Architect
4 5 (10.87%) Programme Manager
5 4 (8.70%) Business Manager
5 4 (8.70%) Project Analyst
6 3 (6.52%) Citrix Expert
6 3 (6.52%) Citrix Specialist
7 2 (4.35%) Business Change Manager
7 2 (4.35%) Business Project Manager
7 2 (4.35%) Data Warehouse Developer
7 2 (4.35%) Designer
7 2 (4.35%) Digital Programme Manager
7 2 (4.35%) ICT Manager
7 2 (4.35%) Infrastructure Manager
7 2 (4.35%) Security Architect
7 2 (4.35%) Technical Leader
7 2 (4.35%) Transformation Manager
7 2 (4.35%) Transformation Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.35%) MDX
2 1 (2.17%) CSS
2 1 (2.17%) HTML
2 1 (2.17%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.70%) Data Centre
2 3 (6.52%) Hybrid Cloud
3 2 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.35%) BYOD
3 2 (4.35%) Fat Client
3 2 (4.35%) Thin Client
4 1 (2.17%) Driving Licence
4 1 (2.17%) Freedom of Information
4 1 (2.17%) Life Science
4 1 (2.17%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.17%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.17%) NHS
4 1 (2.17%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 5 (10.87%) Windows
2 3 (6.52%) Windows Server
2 3 (6.52%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (6.52%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (6.52%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (2.17%) Android
3 1 (2.17%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.17%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (21.74%) ERP
2 7 (15.22%) Risk Management
2 7 (15.22%) Stakeholder Management
3 6 (13.04%) ITIL
3 6 (13.04%) PRINCE2
4 4 (8.70%) Business Analysis
4 4 (8.70%) ITIL V3
5 3 (6.52%) Application Discovery
5 3 (6.52%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (6.52%) Change Management
5 3 (6.52%) GAP Analysis
5 3 (6.52%) Matrix Management
5 3 (6.52%) Project Management
5 3 (6.52%) Service Delivery
5 3 (6.52%) TOGAF
6 2 (4.35%) CRM
6 2 (4.35%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (4.35%) ETL
6 2 (4.35%) Information Governance
6 2 (4.35%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.17%) JavaScript
1 1 (2.17%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (4.35%) CCNA
1 2 (4.35%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (4.35%) Degree
1 2 (4.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (2.17%) ISEB
2 1 (2.17%) MCP
2 1 (2.17%) MCSE
2 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.17%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (2.17%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.17%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.35%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (10.87%) Active Directory
2 3 (6.52%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 3 (6.52%) XenApp
3 1 (2.17%) BitLocker
3 1 (2.17%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 5 (10.87%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (15.22%) Microsoft
2 5 (10.87%) Cisco
3 4 (8.70%) AppSense
4 3 (6.52%) Citrix
4 3 (6.52%) Oracle
4 3 (6.52%) VMware
5 2 (4.35%) CheckPoint
5 2 (4.35%) Wyse
6 1 (2.17%) Intel Security
6 1 (2.17%) SAP