Period
to 21 January 2018

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 6 months to 21 January 2018 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
6 months to
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 178 174 184
Rank change year-on-year -4 +10 -91
Contract jobs citing Local Government 26 42 65
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.49% 0.69% 0.77%
As % of the General category 1.56% 2.33% 2.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 31 32
North West median daily rate £328 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.48% -3.13% -11.11%
10th Percentile £280 £213 £301
90th Percentile £638 £475 £524
England median daily rate £405 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +15.79% -6.67% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 20
North West median hourly rate £24.35 £16.25 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +49.82% -27.78% +24.10%
10th Percentile £16.10 £13.96 £13.54
90th Percentile £33.75 £29.66 £37.50
England median hourly rate £16.81 £20.44 £19.50
% change year-on-year -17.76% +4.83% +5.38%

Local Government is in the General Skills category. The following 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.

All General Skills
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for common skills 1,664 1,799 2,955
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 31.13% 29.62% 35.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,053 1,146 1,827
North West median daily rate £405 £400 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.25% -4.76% +12.00%
10th Percentile £250 £253 £263
90th Percentile £611 £575 £575
England median daily rate £475 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 91 78 129
North West median hourly rate £21.78 £23.92 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.96% -31.65% +84.21%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.33 £12.35
90th Percentile £53.00 £50.00 £54.59
England median hourly rate £26.00 £25.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year +4.00% -3.85% +14.59%

Local Government
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Local Government as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

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 6 months to 21 January 2018.

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 6 months to 21 January 2018.

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 6 months to 21 January 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +13 13 £588 +70.04% 2
Cheshire -12 9 £280 -32.12%
Lancashire +10 2 £375 +30.43%
Cumbria -3 1 £200 -
Local Government
England

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, 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 (46.15%) ITIL
2 9 (34.62%) PRINCE2
2 9 (34.62%) ERP
2 9 (34.62%) Finance
2 9 (34.62%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 8 (30.77%) Back Office
3 8 (30.77%) Programme Management
3 8 (30.77%) ITSM
3 8 (30.77%) Windows
3 8 (30.77%) Active Directory
3 8 (30.77%) Unit4 Business World
4 7 (26.92%) Citrix
4 7 (26.92%) VMware
5 6 (23.08%) Microsoft
5 6 (23.08%) SCCM
6 5 (19.23%) Office 365
6 5 (19.23%) Windows Server
6 5 (19.23%) DHCP
6 5 (19.23%) NetBackup
6 5 (19.23%) Project Management
7 4 (15.38%) Change Management
7 4 (15.38%) Management Information System
7 4 (15.38%) DNS
7 4 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (15.38%) MS Exchange
7 4 (15.38%) SCOM
7 4 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (11.54%) MCITP
8 3 (11.54%) Degree
8 3 (11.54%) Enterprise Architecture

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 4 (15.38%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (3.85%) IIS
2 1 (3.85%) Skype for Business
Business Applications
1 8 (30.77%) Unit4 Business World
2 1 (3.85%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (3.85%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (3.85%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (3.85%) Oracle E-Business Tax
2 1 (3.85%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (3.85%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (3.85%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
Cloud Services
1 5 (19.23%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (19.23%) DHCP
2 4 (15.38%) DNS
3 3 (11.54%) LAN
3 3 (11.54%) SAN
3 3 (11.54%) WAN
4 2 (7.69%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (7.69%) EIGRP
4 2 (7.69%) MPLS
4 2 (7.69%) NAS
4 2 (7.69%) VLAN
5 1 (3.85%) Firewall
5 1 (3.85%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.54%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (7.69%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 9 (34.62%) Finance
2 8 (30.77%) Back Office
3 2 (7.69%) Manufacturing
4 1 (3.85%) Electronics
4 1 (3.85%) General Ledger
4 1 (3.85%) Marketing
4 1 (3.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (30.77%) Programme Manager
2 5 (19.23%) Support Manager
3 4 (15.38%) Transformation Manager
3 4 (15.38%) Transformation Programme Manager
4 3 (11.54%) 3rd Line Support
4 3 (11.54%) Architect
4 3 (11.54%) Enterprise Architect
4 3 (11.54%) ITIL Manager
5 2 (7.69%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
5 2 (7.69%) Infrastructure Support
5 2 (7.69%) Network Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Records Manager
5 2 (7.69%) Server Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Storage Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Build Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) E-Business Consultant
6 1 (3.85%) ERP Manager
6 1 (3.85%) User Researcher
6 1 (3.85%) Windows Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.85%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (15.38%) Management Information System
2 3 (11.54%) Data Centre
3 2 (7.69%) Data Protection Act
3 2 (7.69%) EMC VMAX
3 2 (7.69%) EMC VNX
3 2 (7.69%) Freedom of Information
3 2 (7.69%) Freedom of Information Act
3 2 (7.69%) PKI
3 2 (7.69%) VxBlock/Vblock
4 1 (3.85%) CESG
4 1 (3.85%) Clustering
4 1 (3.85%) Life Science
4 1 (3.85%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 8 (30.77%) Windows
2 5 (19.23%) Windows Server
3 4 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (11.54%) Windows 7
5 1 (3.85%) AIX
5 1 (3.85%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (46.15%) ITIL
2 9 (34.62%) ERP
2 9 (34.62%) PRINCE2
3 8 (30.77%) ITSM
3 8 (30.77%) Programme Management
4 5 (19.23%) Project Management
5 4 (15.38%) Change Management
6 3 (11.54%) Enterprise Architecture
6 3 (11.54%) Information Security
7 2 (7.69%) Converged Infrastructure
7 2 (7.69%) Data Protection
7 2 (7.69%) Data Security
7 2 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (7.69%) Document Management
7 2 (7.69%) Information Governance
7 2 (7.69%) Information Management
7 2 (7.69%) Migration
7 2 (7.69%) Records Management
7 2 (7.69%) Server Building
7 2 (7.69%) Workflow
Qualifications
1 9 (34.62%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 3 (11.54%) Degree
2 3 (11.54%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 3 (11.54%) MCITP
2 3 (11.54%) MCSA
2 3 (11.54%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (7.69%) CCNA
3 2 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (3.85%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.69%) Data Quality
1 2 (7.69%) QA
2 1 (3.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 8 (30.77%) Active Directory
2 3 (11.54%) XenApp
3 2 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (7.69%) vSphere
4 1 (3.85%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 6 (23.08%) SCCM
2 5 (19.23%) NetBackup
3 4 (15.38%) SCOM
4 2 (7.69%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (7.69%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (3.85%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 7 (26.92%) Citrix
1 7 (26.92%) VMware
2 6 (23.08%) Microsoft
3 3 (11.54%) Cisco
4 2 (7.69%) Dell
4 2 (7.69%) EMC
5 1 (3.85%) Juniper
5 1 (3.85%) McAfee
5 1 (3.85%) Oracle
5 1 (3.85%) SAP