The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Local Government in contract job vacancies advertised in Essex. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Local Government over the 3 months to 28 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Local Government
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 50 46
Contract jobs citing Local Government 0 3 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex - 0.66% 1.75%
As % of the General category - 1.58% 4.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 1
Median daily rate - £350 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -17.64%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £386 £325 £400
% change year-on-year +18.84% -18.75%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.28 £22.45 £31.25
% change year-on-year -14.13% -28.16%  

Local Government is in the common skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Essex with a requirement for common skills.

General Skills
Essex
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 130 190 166
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Essex 32.18% 41.76% 36.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 97 101
Median daily rate £400 £375 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -10.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £210 £182
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £615
UK excluding London median daily rate £412 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.87% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 27 15
Median hourly rate £36.00 £17.75 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +102.81% +7.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £16.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £45.30 £35.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £31.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -12.90% +24.00%  

Local Government
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Essex citing Local Government as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the General category.

Job vacancy trend for Local Government in Essex

Local Government
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Local Government in Essex.

Contractor daily rate trend for Local Government in Essex

Local Government
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Local Government in Essex

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 Essex region with a requirement for Local Government.

1 1 (100.00%) PRINCE2
1 1 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (100.00%) MS Visio
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Project Management
1 1 (100.00%) Change Management
1 1 (100.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (100.00%) Risk Management
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
1 1 (100.00%) Scrum
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Asset Management
1 1 (100.00%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (100.00%) Web Development
1 1 (100.00%) LANDesk
1 1 (100.00%) Portfolio Management
1 1 (100.00%) Demand Management
1 1 (100.00%) Line Management
1 1 (100.00%) IT Asset Management
1 1 (100.00%) People Management
1 1 (100.00%) SDLC
1 1 (100.00%) Contract Management
1 1 (100.00%) PMO

Local Government
Co-occurring IT Skills in Essex 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:

Applications
1 1 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (100.00%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (100.00%) MS Visio
General
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Development Manager
1 1 (100.00%) Web Development Manager
1 1 (100.00%) Web Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Asset Management
1 1 (100.00%) Change Management
1 1 (100.00%) Contract Management
1 1 (100.00%) Demand Management
1 1 (100.00%) IT Asset Management
1 1 (100.00%) Line Management
1 1 (100.00%) People Management
1 1 (100.00%) Portfolio Management
1 1 (100.00%) PRINCE2
1 1 (100.00%) Project Management
1 1 (100.00%) Risk Management
1 1 (100.00%) Scrum
1 1 (100.00%) SDLC
1 1 (100.00%) Web Development
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (100.00%) PMO
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) LANDesk
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft