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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Local Government over the 3 months to 30 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in 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
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Local Government
Rank 127 85 88
Rank change year-on-year
-42 +3
Contract jobs citing Local Government 43 81 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.07% 2.07% 1.68%
As % of the General category 3.13% 5.76% 5.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 33 16
Average daily rate £323 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.37% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £312 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £453 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £381 £375
% change year-on-year
-16.06% +1.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 18 31
Average hourly rate £25.02 £27.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.01% -21.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.02 £14.67 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.75 £55.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-35.72% -
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
1376 1407 972
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 34.20% 35.96% 31.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 849 742 531
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £289 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 61 48
Average hourly rate £22.54 £21.11 £31.56
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.77% -33.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.33 £58.60 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.00 £24.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -5.88%

Local Government
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Local Government across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 30 April 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
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 30 April 2016.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Local Government within the North West region over the 3 months to 30 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cheshire -22 21 £275 -31.25%
Manchester -19 14 £450 +12.50%
Lancashire +5 4 £320 -3.32% 2
Local Government
England

Local Government
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing Local Government also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Local Government.

1 30 (34.48%) Microsoft
2 27 (31.03%) ITIL
3 18 (20.69%) Active Directory
3 18 (20.69%) Citrix
4 17 (19.54%) Agile Software Development
5 16 (18.39%) Windows
6 15 (17.24%) Change Management
6 15 (17.24%) Scrum
6 15 (17.24%) JavaScript
7 13 (14.94%) Oracle
7 13 (14.94%) PRINCE2
8 12 (13.79%) Project Management
8 12 (13.79%) Finance
9 11 (12.64%) Migration
9 11 (12.64%) SQL Server
9 11 (12.64%) SQL
9 11 (12.64%) Mobile App
10 10 (11.49%) Windows 7
10 10 (11.49%) Microsoft Azure
10 10 (11.49%) SCCM
10 10 (11.49%) .NET
10 10 (11.49%) Microsoft Certification
11 9 (10.34%) VMware
11 9 (10.34%) MS Exchange
11 9 (10.34%) Java
11 9 (10.34%) Web Services
11 9 (10.34%) Requirements Analysis
11 9 (10.34%) Java EE
11 9 (10.34%) TDD
11 9 (10.34%) Software Engineering

Local Government
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing Local Government also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Local Government. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 9 (10.34%) MS Exchange
2 7 (8.05%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 7 (8.05%) GeoServer
2 7 (8.05%) SharePoint
3 5 (5.75%) Skype for Business
4 4 (4.60%) Confluence
4 4 (4.60%) Oracle Workflow
5 2 (2.30%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (2.30%) IIS
6 1 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (1.15%) Tomcat
Applications
1 8 (9.20%) MS Excel
2 5 (5.75%) MS Visio
3 4 (4.60%) MS Project
4 3 (3.45%) MS Office
5 1 (1.15%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (6.90%) Oracle Applications
1 6 (6.90%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (5.75%) Oracle EBS R12
3 3 (3.45%) Oracle Cash Management
3 3 (3.45%) Oracle iProcurement
3 3 (3.45%) Oracle Payables
3 3 (3.45%) Oracle Receivables
4 2 (2.30%) Oracle Internet Expenses
4 2 (2.30%) Oracle Payroll
5 1 (1.15%) Oracle HRMS
Cloud Services
1 10 (11.49%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (10.34%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (9.20%) WAN
2 7 (8.05%) DHCP
2 7 (8.05%) DNS
2 7 (8.05%) LAN
2 7 (8.05%) VPN
3 6 (6.90%) Wi-Fi
4 5 (5.75%) Firewall
4 5 (5.75%) SSL
5 4 (4.60%) Wireless
6 3 (3.45%) TCP/IP
7 1 (1.15%) Network Security
7 1 (1.15%) Reverse Proxy
7 1 (1.15%) SAN
7 1 (1.15%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (12.64%) SQL Server
2 8 (9.20%) GIS
3 7 (8.05%) QGIS
3 7 (8.05%) SQL Server 2014
4 4 (4.60%) Oracle Discoverer
4 4 (4.60%) Oracle Reports
5 3 (3.45%) Oracle Database
5 3 (3.45%) Oracle Database 10g
5 3 (3.45%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (2.30%) Amazon RDS
6 2 (2.30%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (1.15%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 4 (4.60%) JIRA
2 3 (3.45%) Oracle Forms
3 2 (2.30%) MSI
4 1 (1.15%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.15%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.15%) Visual Studio
General
1 12 (13.79%) Finance
2 5 (5.75%) Telecoms
3 3 (3.45%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 16 (18.39%) Developer
2 14 (16.09%) Project Manager
3 10 (11.49%) Analyst
4 9 (10.34%) ICT Manager
5 8 (9.20%) Applications Developer
5 8 (9.20%) GIS Developer
5 8 (9.20%) ICT Project Manager
6 7 (8.05%) Business Analyst
7 5 (5.75%) Architect
7 5 (5.75%) Migration Engineer
7 5 (5.75%) Senior ICT Project Manager
7 5 (5.75%) Senior Manager
7 5 (5.75%) Senior Project Manager
7 5 (5.75%) Software Engineer
7 5 (5.75%) Solutions Architect
8 4 (4.60%) Cloud Engineer
8 4 (4.60%) IT Trainer
8 4 (4.60%) Trainer
8 4 (4.60%) UX Engineer
9 3 (3.45%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (11.49%) .NET
2 9 (10.34%) Java EE
2 9 (10.34%) Web Services
3 8 (9.20%) ASP.NET
4 7 (8.05%) Ajax
4 7 (8.05%) jQuery
5 4 (4.60%) CSS
5 4 (4.60%) CSS3
5 4 (4.60%) HTML
5 4 (4.60%) HTML5
6 2 (2.30%) XML
7 1 (1.15%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (1.15%) OpenLayers
7 1 (1.15%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 11 (12.64%) Mobile App
2 7 (8.05%) Blackberry
2 7 (8.05%) Data Centre
2 7 (8.05%) Management Information System
3 5 (5.75%) User Experience
4 4 (4.60%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (4.60%) Cyberthreat
4 4 (4.60%) e-Learning
5 3 (3.45%) Handset
5 3 (3.45%) iPad
6 1 (1.15%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.15%) LLPG
6 1 (1.15%) NHS
6 1 (1.15%) PKI
6 1 (1.15%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 16 (18.39%) Windows
2 10 (11.49%) Windows 7
3 6 (6.90%) Windows XP
4 4 (4.60%) Android
4 4 (4.60%) Apple iOS
4 4 (4.60%) Windows 8
4 4 (4.60%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (3.45%) Windows Server
5 3 (3.45%) Windows Vista
6 2 (2.30%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (2.30%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (31.03%) ITIL
2 17 (19.54%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (17.24%) Change Management
3 15 (17.24%) Scrum
4 13 (14.94%) PRINCE2
5 12 (13.79%) Project Management
6 11 (12.64%) Migration
7 9 (10.34%) Requirements Analysis
7 9 (10.34%) Software Engineering
7 9 (10.34%) Systems Analysis
7 9 (10.34%) TDD
8 8 (9.20%) Business Analysis
8 8 (9.20%) Service Management
8 8 (9.20%) Stakeholder Management
9 7 (8.05%) Project Planning
10 6 (6.90%) Case Management
10 6 (6.90%) Change Control
10 6 (6.90%) ERP
11 5 (5.75%) Cybersecurity
11 5 (5.75%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 15 (17.24%) JavaScript
2 11 (12.64%) SQL
3 9 (10.34%) Java
4 8 (9.20%) C#
5 7 (8.05%) Python
6 5 (5.75%) PL/SQL
7 4 (4.60%) C
8 1 (1.15%) PHP
8 1 (1.15%) VB.NET
8 1 (1.15%) XAML
Qualifications
1 10 (11.49%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (9.20%) DV Cleared
2 8 (9.20%) Security Cleared
3 7 (8.05%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 7 (8.05%) MCITP
3 7 (8.05%) MCSA
4 5 (5.75%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (4.60%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 3 (3.45%) Degree
6 3 (3.45%) MCDST
7 2 (2.30%) CCNA
7 2 (2.30%) CCNP
7 2 (2.30%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (1.15%) CCIE
8 1 (1.15%) ECDL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.15%) BS7666
1 1 (1.15%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (1.15%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (20.69%) Active Directory
2 9 (10.34%) Hyper-V
3 3 (3.45%) XenApp
4 2 (2.30%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (1.15%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (1.15%) VMware ESX
5 1 (1.15%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (1.15%) VMware Server
5 1 (1.15%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 10 (11.49%) SCCM
2 3 (3.45%) SCOM
3 1 (1.15%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 30 (34.48%) Microsoft
2 18 (20.69%) Citrix
3 13 (14.94%) Oracle
4 9 (10.34%) VMware
5 8 (9.20%) Juniper
6 7 (8.05%) Cisco
7 4 (4.60%) Atlassian
8 3 (3.45%) AppSense
8 3 (3.45%) Kofax
9 1 (1.15%) Avaya
9 1 (1.15%) CheckPoint
9 1 (1.15%) Dell
9 1 (1.15%) Intel Security
9 1 (1.15%) Symantec
9 1 (1.15%) Telerik