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 22 January 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
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Local Government
England / North West
Rank 114 114 82
Rank change year-on-year
0 -32
Contract jobs citing Local Government 17 43 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.66% 1.11% 1.95%
As % of the General category 2.24% 3.48% 5.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 25 19
Median daily rate £394 £400 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.56% -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £305 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £417
% change year-on-year
- -4.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 15 19
Median hourly rate £17.50 £25.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% +38.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £15.11 £14.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.54 £35.00 £41.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.40 £22.50 £16.84
% change year-on-year
-27.11% +33.65%

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
759 1234 1106
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 29.64% 31.94% 35.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 480 779 649
Median daily rate £405 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.81% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £266 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £545
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 56 47
Median hourly rate £16.00 £25.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.00% +38.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.36 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £53.08 £40.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £33.25 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-18.79% +27.88%

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 22 January 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 22 January 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 22 January 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 +4 10 £413 +1.66%
Manchester +16 5 £380 +20.63% 8
Merseyside -3 1 - -
Lancashire - 1 £400 -
Local Government
England

Local Government
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 January 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 (28.57%) ERP
2 7 (16.67%) Risk Management
2 7 (16.67%) PRINCE2
2 7 (16.67%) Cisco
2 7 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 6 (14.29%) WAN
3 6 (14.29%) ITIL
3 6 (14.29%) Wi-Fi
3 6 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (11.90%) SCCM
4 5 (11.90%) Windows
4 5 (11.90%) LAN
4 5 (11.90%) Active Directory
5 4 (9.52%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (9.52%) Oracle
5 4 (9.52%) Project Management
5 4 (9.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 4 (9.52%) Internet
5 4 (9.52%) Business Analysis
5 4 (9.52%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (9.52%) TOGAF
5 4 (9.52%) AppSense
5 4 (9.52%) Hybrid Cloud
5 4 (9.52%) Data Centre
6 3 (7.14%) BYOD
6 3 (7.14%) Windows Server
6 3 (7.14%) Application Discovery
6 3 (7.14%) ITIL V3
6 3 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (7.14%) VMware

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 (2.38%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (2.38%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.38%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (4.76%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (4.76%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (2.38%) Academy Housing
Cloud Services
1 4 (9.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.38%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 6 (14.29%) WAN
1 6 (14.29%) Wi-Fi
2 5 (11.90%) LAN
3 4 (9.52%) Internet
4 2 (4.76%) Firewall
4 2 (4.76%) NetScaler
4 2 (4.76%) VLAN
5 1 (2.38%) DHCP
5 1 (2.38%) Ethernet
5 1 (2.38%) MPLS
5 1 (2.38%) SSL
5 1 (2.38%) VPN
5 1 (2.38%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (4.76%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
1 2 (4.76%) SQL Server
1 2 (4.76%) SQL Server 2012
1 2 (4.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 2 (4.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 2 (4.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (2.38%) GIS
General
1 2 (4.76%) Finance
2 1 (2.38%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.38%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (26.19%) Project Manager
2 7 (16.67%) Analyst
2 7 (16.67%) Business Analyst
3 5 (11.90%) Architect
3 5 (11.90%) Business Manager
3 5 (11.90%) Project Analyst
4 3 (7.14%) Business Project Manager
4 3 (7.14%) Citrix Expert
4 3 (7.14%) Citrix Specialist
4 3 (7.14%) IT Manager
5 2 (4.76%) 2nd Line Support
5 2 (4.76%) Cisco Architect
5 2 (4.76%) Cisco Network Architect
5 2 (4.76%) Consultant
5 2 (4.76%) Developer
5 2 (4.76%) ICT Manager
5 2 (4.76%) Infrastructure Manager
5 2 (4.76%) Network Architect
5 2 (4.76%) Security Architect
5 2 (4.76%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.76%) MDX
2 1 (2.38%) CSS
2 1 (2.38%) HTML
2 1 (2.38%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.52%) Data Centre
1 4 (9.52%) Hybrid Cloud
2 3 (7.14%) BYOD
3 2 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.76%) Fat Client
3 2 (4.76%) Thin Client
4 1 (2.38%) Driving Licence
4 1 (2.38%) Freedom of Information
4 1 (2.38%) Life Science
4 1 (2.38%) LLPG
4 1 (2.38%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.38%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.38%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 5 (11.90%) Windows
2 3 (7.14%) Windows Server
2 3 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (2.38%) Android
3 1 (2.38%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.38%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (28.57%) ERP
2 7 (16.67%) PRINCE2
2 7 (16.67%) Risk Management
3 6 (14.29%) ITIL
3 6 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (9.52%) Business Analysis
4 4 (9.52%) Project Management
4 4 (9.52%) TOGAF
5 3 (7.14%) Application Discovery
5 3 (7.14%) Change Management
5 3 (7.14%) GAP Analysis
5 3 (7.14%) ITIL V3
5 3 (7.14%) Matrix Management
6 2 (4.76%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (4.76%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (4.76%) Information Governance
6 2 (4.76%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (4.76%) Project Governance
6 2 (4.76%) Project Planning
6 2 (4.76%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.38%) JavaScript
1 1 (2.38%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (9.52%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (9.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 3 (7.14%) CCNA
3 2 (4.76%) CCNP
4 1 (2.38%) CCIE
4 1 (2.38%) Degree
4 1 (2.38%) ISEB
4 1 (2.38%) MCP
4 1 (2.38%) MCSE
4 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (2.38%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (2.38%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.38%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.38%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (11.90%) Active Directory
2 3 (7.14%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 3 (7.14%) XenApp
3 1 (2.38%) BitLocker
3 1 (2.38%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 5 (11.90%) SCCM
2 1 (2.38%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 7 (16.67%) Cisco
1 7 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 4 (9.52%) AppSense
2 4 (9.52%) Oracle
3 3 (7.14%) Citrix
3 3 (7.14%) VMware
4 2 (4.76%) CheckPoint
4 2 (4.76%) Wyse
5 1 (2.38%) Intel Security
5 1 (2.38%) SAP