The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Local Government in contract job vacancies advertised in the North West. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Local Government over the 3 months to 24 April 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
England / North West
3 months to
24 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 112 118 76
Rank change year-on-year +6 -42  
Contract jobs citing Local Government 18 45 87
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.65% 1.13% 2.21%
As % of the General category 1.89% 3.31% 6.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 34 34
Median daily rate £295 £323 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.52% -19.37%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £250 £312
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £475 £466
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £315 £400
% change year-on-year +26.98% -21.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 22
Median hourly rate £21.50 £23.77 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.54% -13.56%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.24 £17.30 £16.53
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.30 £33.25 £54.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.88 £22.54 £35.00
% change year-on-year -11.82% -35.60%  

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 the North West with a requirement for common skills.

General Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 951 1358 1412
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 34.22% 34.22% 35.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 550 841 748
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £251 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.75% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 47 63
Median hourly rate £40.00 £25.06 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +59.61% +16.55%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £13.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £47.33 £57.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £28.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year +7.14% +16.66%  

Local Government
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West 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 the North West

Local Government
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Local Government in the North West

Local Government
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Local Government in the North West over the 3 months to 24 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Local Government in the North West

Local Government
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Local Government in the North West

Local Government
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Local Government in the North West over the 3 months to 24 April 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Local Government 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 24 April 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 +20 14 £295 +2.60%
Manchester +5 3 £463 -2.63% 3
Local Government
England

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 13 (37.14%) Microsoft
2 11 (31.43%) SQL Server
2 11 (31.43%) PRINCE2
3 10 (28.57%) Windows
3 10 (28.57%) WAN
3 10 (28.57%) Cisco
4 9 (25.71%) LAN
4 9 (25.71%) ITIL
5 8 (22.86%) Citrix
5 8 (22.86%) Active Directory
5 8 (22.86%) Migration
6 7 (20.00%) Firewall
6 7 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (20.00%) SCOM
6 7 (20.00%) Windows Server
7 6 (17.14%) Data Centre
7 6 (17.14%) SAN
7 6 (17.14%) Wi-Fi
7 6 (17.14%) Clustering
7 6 (17.14%) PKI
8 5 (14.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 5 (14.29%) ISEB
8 5 (14.29%) Juniper
8 5 (14.29%) Unix
8 5 (14.29%) AIX
8 5 (14.29%) IIS
8 5 (14.29%) ERP
8 5 (14.29%) Reverse Proxy
8 5 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (14.29%) PMO

Local Government
Co-occurring 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 5 (14.29%) IIS
2 4 (11.43%) SharePoint
3 3 (8.57%) MS Exchange
3 3 (8.57%) Skype for Business
4 2 (5.71%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (2.86%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2013
Business Applications
1 2 (5.71%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (5.71%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (2.86%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.57%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (8.57%) Office 365
2 1 (2.86%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (28.57%) WAN
2 9 (25.71%) LAN
3 7 (20.00%) Firewall
4 6 (17.14%) SAN
4 6 (17.14%) Wi-Fi
5 5 (14.29%) Reverse Proxy
6 4 (11.43%) Internet
6 4 (11.43%) LDAP
6 4 (11.43%) VLAN
7 3 (8.57%) TCP/IP
8 2 (5.71%) DHCP
8 2 (5.71%) DMZ
8 2 (5.71%) VPN
9 1 (2.86%) Cisco ASA
9 1 (2.86%) DNS
9 1 (2.86%) Ethernet
9 1 (2.86%) MPLS
9 1 (2.86%) RFID
9 1 (2.86%) SSL
9 1 (2.86%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (31.43%) SQL Server
2 4 (11.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (8.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (5.71%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (5.71%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
4 2 (5.71%) GIS
4 2 (5.71%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (5.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (2.86%) Oracle Database
5 1 (2.86%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (2.86%) Oracle Discoverer
5 1 (2.86%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (2.86%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (2.86%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (2.86%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 1 (2.86%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 1 (2.86%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (2.86%) Finance
1 1 (2.86%) Manufacturing
1 1 (2.86%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (28.57%) Project Manager
2 6 (17.14%) Analyst
3 5 (14.29%) Architect
3 5 (14.29%) Business Analyst
3 5 (14.29%) Project Analyst
4 4 (11.43%) Business Manager
4 4 (11.43%) Business Project Manager
4 4 (11.43%) Security Officer
5 3 (8.57%) Developer
6 2 (5.71%) Business IT Analyst
6 2 (5.71%) Cisco Architect
6 2 (5.71%) Cisco Network Architect
6 2 (5.71%) Data Warehouse Developer
6 2 (5.71%) IT Business Analyst
6 2 (5.71%) IT Manager
6 2 (5.71%) IT Project Manager
6 2 (5.71%) Network Architect
6 2 (5.71%) Network Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) Security Architect
6 2 (5.71%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.86%) .NET
1 1 (2.86%) ASP.NET
1 1 (2.86%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (2.86%) ASP.NET Web API
1 1 (2.86%) MDX
1 1 (2.86%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 6 (17.14%) Clustering
1 6 (17.14%) Data Centre
1 6 (17.14%) PKI
2 4 (11.43%) Management Information System
3 3 (8.57%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (8.57%) BYOD
3 3 (8.57%) CESG
3 3 (8.57%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (2.86%) Blackberry
4 1 (2.86%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (2.86%) Freedom of Information
4 1 (2.86%) Handset
4 1 (2.86%) iPad
4 1 (2.86%) Life Science
4 1 (2.86%) LLPG
4 1 (2.86%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.86%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 10 (28.57%) Windows
2 7 (20.00%) Windows Server
2 7 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (14.29%) AIX
3 5 (14.29%) Unix
3 5 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (5.71%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (2.86%) Android
5 1 (2.86%) Apple iOS
5 1 (2.86%) Windows 2000 Server
5 1 (2.86%) Windows 7
5 1 (2.86%) Windows Vista
5 1 (2.86%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (31.43%) PRINCE2
2 9 (25.71%) ITIL
3 8 (22.86%) Migration
4 5 (14.29%) ERP
5 4 (11.43%) Information Security
5 4 (11.43%) Information Security Management
5 4 (11.43%) Project Management
5 4 (11.43%) Risk Management
5 4 (11.43%) Security Management
5 4 (11.43%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (11.43%) TOGAF
6 3 (8.57%) GAP Analysis
7 2 (5.71%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (5.71%) Business Analysis
7 2 (5.71%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (5.71%) High Availability
7 2 (5.71%) ITIL V3
7 2 (5.71%) Project Planning
7 2 (5.71%) Scrum
7 2 (5.71%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.86%) C#
1 1 (2.86%) JavaScript
1 1 (2.86%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (14.29%) ISEB
1 5 (14.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 4 (11.43%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (8.57%) CCNA
3 3 (8.57%) CCNP
4 1 (2.86%) CCIE
4 1 (2.86%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (2.86%) MCDST
4 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (2.86%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (14.29%) PMO
2 4 (11.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (2.86%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 8 (22.86%) Active Directory
2 3 (8.57%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 3 (8.57%) XenApp
3 2 (5.71%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (5.71%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (2.86%) BitLocker
4 1 (2.86%) Hyper-V
4 1 (2.86%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (20.00%) SCOM
2 3 (8.57%) SCCM
2 3 (8.57%) SmoothWall
3 2 (5.71%) Failover Clustering
4 1 (2.86%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (2.86%) NetBackup
4 1 (2.86%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (2.86%) Perfmon
4 1 (2.86%) SCOrch
4 1 (2.86%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 13 (37.14%) Microsoft
2 10 (28.57%) Cisco
3 8 (22.86%) Citrix
4 5 (14.29%) Juniper
5 4 (11.43%) Intel Security
6 3 (8.57%) Oracle
7 2 (5.71%) NetApp
7 2 (5.71%) VMware
8 1 (2.86%) AppSense
8 1 (2.86%) CheckPoint
8 1 (2.86%) Dell
8 1 (2.86%) EMC
8 1 (2.86%) EqualLogic
8 1 (2.86%) IBM
8 1 (2.86%) Kofax
8 1 (2.86%) Mapinfo
8 1 (2.86%) SAP
8 1 (2.86%) SolarWinds