The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Local Government in contract job vacancies advertised in Merseyside. 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
North West / Merseyside
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 40 28
Contract jobs citing Local Government 0 1 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside - 0.29% 3.29%
As % of the General category - 1.15% 14.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 8
Median daily rate - - £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £386 £325 £400
% change year-on-year +18.84% -18.75%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £16.50 -
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 Merseyside with a requirement for common skills.

General Skills
Merseyside
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 55 87 85
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 17.08% 25.66% 23.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 54 40
Median daily rate £410 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.33% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £313 £194
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £412 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.87% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Median hourly rate £11.33 £16.50 £12.42
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -31.33% +32.85%  
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 Merseyside

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Merseyside 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 Merseyside

Local Government
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Local Government in Merseyside

Local Government
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Local Government in Merseyside

Local Government
Top 2 Co-occurring IT Skills in Merseyside

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 Merseyside region with a requirement for Local Government.

1 1 (100.00%) SLA
1 1 (100.00%) Driving Licence

Local Government
Co-occurring IT Skills in Merseyside 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:

Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) IT Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Driving Licence
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (100.00%) SLA