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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Local Government
Rank 133 100 96
Rank change year-on-year
-33 -4
Contract jobs citing Local Government 20 57 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.55% 1.49% 1.21%
As % of the General category 1.72% 4.18% 3.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 19 6
Median daily rate £325 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.52% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £222 £310 £309
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £505 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £318 £363 £400
% change year-on-year
-12.41% -9.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 10 17
Median hourly rate - £30.25 £31.56
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -4.13%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.35 £19.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+17.63% -30.90%
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
1165 1364 947
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 31.84% 35.63% 30.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 741 738 542
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £285 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £398 £383
% change year-on-year
+0.62% +3.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 41 40
Median hourly rate £14.50 £16.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.12% -34.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £14.00 £13.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.59 £47.71 £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.25 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-1.11% -

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 28 July 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 28 July 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
Manchester -32 9 £350 -16.16% 8
Cheshire -10 6 £310 -17.33% 1
Local Government
England

Local Government
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 18 (28.57%) Microsoft
1 18 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (23.81%) Scrum
3 12 (19.05%) JavaScript
4 11 (17.46%) ITIL
5 9 (14.29%) Java
5 9 (14.29%) .NET
5 9 (14.29%) SQL Server
5 9 (14.29%) Web Services
5 9 (14.29%) TDD
5 9 (14.29%) Software Engineering
5 9 (14.29%) Systems Analysis
5 9 (14.29%) Requirements Analysis
5 9 (14.29%) Java EE
6 8 (12.70%) DV Cleared
6 8 (12.70%) Security Cleared
6 8 (12.70%) Change Management
6 8 (12.70%) GIS
6 8 (12.70%) ASP.NET
6 8 (12.70%) Citrix
7 7 (11.11%) Active Directory
7 7 (11.11%) Project Management
7 7 (11.11%) SQL
7 7 (11.11%) C#
7 7 (11.11%) PRINCE2
7 7 (11.11%) Windows
7 7 (11.11%) Python
7 7 (11.11%) Finance
7 7 (11.11%) Ajax
7 7 (11.11%) jQuery

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 7 (11.11%) GeoServer
2 6 (9.52%) MS Exchange
3 4 (6.35%) Confluence
4 3 (4.76%) SharePoint
5 2 (3.17%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (3.17%) IIS
6 1 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (1.59%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (1.59%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (7.94%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.76%) MS Project
2 3 (4.76%) MS Visio
3 2 (3.17%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.59%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (1.59%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (1.59%) Oracle Payroll
Cloud Services
1 7 (11.11%) Office 365
2 5 (7.94%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.35%) DHCP
1 4 (6.35%) DNS
2 3 (4.76%) LAN
2 3 (4.76%) WAN
3 2 (3.17%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (1.59%) Firewall
4 1 (1.59%) Reverse Proxy
4 1 (1.59%) SAN
4 1 (1.59%) SSL
4 1 (1.59%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 8 (12.70%) GIS
3 7 (11.11%) QGIS
3 7 (11.11%) SQL Server 2014
4 6 (9.52%) Spatial Data
5 2 (3.17%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (1.59%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.59%) Oracle BI EE
6 1 (1.59%) Oracle Discoverer
6 1 (1.59%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (1.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (6.35%) JIRA
2 1 (1.59%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.59%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.59%) MSI
General
1 7 (11.11%) Finance
2 2 (3.17%) Back Office
3 1 (1.59%) Law
Job Titles
1 14 (22.22%) Developer
2 8 (12.70%) Analyst
2 8 (12.70%) GIS Developer
3 7 (11.11%) Project Manager
4 6 (9.52%) Applications Developer
4 6 (9.52%) Business Analyst
5 5 (7.94%) Software Engineer
5 5 (7.94%) Trainer
6 4 (6.35%) ICT Manager
6 4 (6.35%) IT Trainer
6 4 (6.35%) Programme Manager
6 4 (6.35%) UX Engineer
7 3 (4.76%) Architect
7 3 (4.76%) GIS Officer
7 3 (4.76%) ICT Project Manager
7 3 (4.76%) Java Developer
8 2 (3.17%) Implementation Manager
8 2 (3.17%) Server Engineer
8 2 (3.17%) Solutions Architect
8 2 (3.17%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (14.29%) .NET
1 9 (14.29%) Java EE
1 9 (14.29%) Web Services
2 8 (12.70%) ASP.NET
3 7 (11.11%) Ajax
3 7 (11.11%) jQuery
4 4 (6.35%) CSS
4 4 (6.35%) CSS3
4 4 (6.35%) HTML
4 4 (6.35%) HTML5
5 1 (1.59%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (1.59%) OpenLayers
5 1 (1.59%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (11.11%) Mobile App
2 5 (7.94%) User Experience
3 4 (6.35%) Cyberthreat
3 4 (6.35%) e-Learning
3 4 (6.35%) Management Information System
4 3 (4.76%) Data Centre
5 2 (3.17%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.59%) Data Extraction
6 1 (1.59%) Freedom of Information
6 1 (1.59%) LLPG
6 1 (1.59%) NHS
6 1 (1.59%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 7 (11.11%) Windows
2 5 (7.94%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (6.35%) Windows Server
4 3 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (3.17%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.59%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.59%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (23.81%) Scrum
3 11 (17.46%) ITIL
4 9 (14.29%) Requirements Analysis
4 9 (14.29%) Software Engineering
4 9 (14.29%) Systems Analysis
4 9 (14.29%) TDD
5 8 (12.70%) Change Management
6 7 (11.11%) Case Management
6 7 (11.11%) PRINCE2
6 7 (11.11%) Project Management
7 5 (7.94%) Cybersecurity
7 5 (7.94%) Open Source
7 5 (7.94%) Service Management
8 4 (6.35%) Business Analysis
8 4 (6.35%) Migration
8 4 (6.35%) OO
8 4 (6.35%) OOD
8 4 (6.35%) Service Delivery
8 4 (6.35%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 12 (19.05%) JavaScript
2 9 (14.29%) Java
3 7 (11.11%) C#
3 7 (11.11%) Python
3 7 (11.11%) SQL
4 1 (1.59%) PHP
4 1 (1.59%) PL/SQL
4 1 (1.59%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 8 (12.70%) DV Cleared
1 8 (12.70%) Security Cleared
2 4 (6.35%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 4 (6.35%) MCITP
2 4 (6.35%) MCSA
2 4 (6.35%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (3.17%) Degree
4 1 (1.59%) ISEB
4 1 (1.59%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.17%) SLA
2 1 (1.59%) BS7666
System Software
1 7 (11.11%) Active Directory
2 5 (7.94%) Hyper-V
3 4 (6.35%) XenApp
4 1 (1.59%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 1 (1.59%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (1.59%) VMware ESX
4 1 (1.59%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.59%) VMware Server
4 1 (1.59%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (11.11%) SCCM
2 3 (4.76%) SCOM
3 1 (1.59%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.59%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 18 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 8 (12.70%) Citrix
3 5 (7.94%) VMware
4 4 (6.35%) Atlassian
4 4 (6.35%) Oracle
5 3 (4.76%) AppSense
5 3 (4.76%) Cisco
6 1 (1.59%) CheckPoint