Period
to 22 April 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 22 April 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
22 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 167 169 153
Rank change year-on-year +2 -16 -61
Contract jobs citing Local Government 49 36 88
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.85% 0.66% 1.12%
As % of the General category 2.89% 2.04% 3.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 26 59
North West median daily rate £400 £365 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.59% -2.67% -9.09%
10th Percentile £250 £235 £253
90th Percentile £603 £463 £513
England median daily rate £400 £400 £350
% change year-on-year - +14.29% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 23
North West median hourly rate £32.50 £20.09 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +61.77% -19.64% +11.11%
10th Percentile £16.10 £15.63 £15.75
90th Percentile £37.50 £34.67 £37.50
England median hourly rate £18.61 £19.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -2.07% -15.56% +4.65%

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 1,694 1,764 2,618
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 29.36% 32.47% 33.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,028 1,048 1,632
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £256 £225 £250
90th Percentile £600 £571 £575
England median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 101 103
North West median hourly rate £20.50 £26.83 £33.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.59% -19.91% +21.82%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.33 £13.25
90th Percentile £58.50 £52.50 £47.79
England median hourly rate £26.22 £25.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year +4.86% -5.66% +17.78%

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 22 April 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 22 April 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 22 April 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 -5 20 £520 +36.84% 1
Cheshire -24 17 £280 -5.08% 6
Lancashire +2 9 £550 +37.50%
Cumbria - 2 £225 -
Local Government
England

For the 6 months to 22 April 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Local Government also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the North West region with a requirement for Local Government.

1 18 (36.73%) ITIL
1 18 (36.73%) PRINCE2
2 15 (30.61%) Windows
2 15 (30.61%) Data Centre
2 15 (30.61%) Windows Server
3 14 (28.57%) Active Directory
3 14 (28.57%) Finance
4 13 (26.53%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 13 (26.53%) SQL Server
4 13 (26.53%) Citrix
5 12 (24.49%) Windows Server 2003
5 12 (24.49%) SCOM
5 12 (24.49%) XenApp
5 12 (24.49%) Office 365
6 11 (22.45%) Migration
7 10 (20.41%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 10 (20.41%) SCCM
7 10 (20.41%) PKI
7 10 (20.41%) Microsoft
7 10 (20.41%) MS Exchange
7 10 (20.41%) ServiceNow
7 10 (20.41%) Skype for Business
8 9 (18.37%) Windows Server 2008
9 8 (16.33%) VMware
9 8 (16.33%) Programme Management
9 8 (16.33%) ERP
9 8 (16.33%) WAN
9 8 (16.33%) LAN
9 8 (16.33%) JavaScript
9 8 (16.33%) Unit4 Business World

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 10 (20.41%) MS Exchange
1 10 (20.41%) Skype for Business
2 5 (10.20%) Exchange Server 2003
2 5 (10.20%) Exchange Server 2007
2 5 (10.20%) Exchange Server 2010
2 5 (10.20%) Exchange Server 2013
2 5 (10.20%) IIS
3 1 (2.04%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (2.04%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 8 (16.33%) Unit4 Business World
2 2 (4.08%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (4.08%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (2.04%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (2.04%) Oracle Cash Management
3 1 (2.04%) Oracle Internet Expenses
3 1 (2.04%) Oracle iProcurement
3 1 (2.04%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (2.04%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 12 (24.49%) Office 365
2 2 (4.08%) Taleo
3 1 (2.04%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.04%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (16.33%) LAN
1 8 (16.33%) WAN
2 7 (14.29%) Broadband
3 5 (10.20%) Reverse Proxy
4 4 (8.16%) SAN
5 2 (4.08%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (4.08%) DHCP
5 2 (4.08%) EIGRP
5 2 (4.08%) Firewall
5 2 (4.08%) MPLS
5 2 (4.08%) VLAN
6 1 (2.04%) DNS
6 1 (2.04%) SMS
6 1 (2.04%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (26.53%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.04%) Oracle Discoverer
2 1 (2.04%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (4.08%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (2.04%) Oracle Forms
General
1 14 (28.57%) Finance
2 8 (16.33%) Back Office
2 8 (16.33%) Telecoms
3 3 (6.12%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.04%) Electronics
4 1 (2.04%) Legal
4 1 (2.04%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 12 (24.49%) Server Engineer
2 8 (16.33%) Consultant
2 8 (16.33%) Programme Manager
3 7 (14.29%) ServiceNow Consultant
4 5 (10.20%) Project Manager
4 5 (10.20%) Support Manager
5 4 (8.16%) Architect
5 4 (8.16%) Network Engineer
5 4 (8.16%) Transformation Manager
5 4 (8.16%) Transformation Programme Manager
6 3 (6.12%) Enterprise Architect
6 3 (6.12%) ITIL Manager
6 3 (6.12%) Storage Engineer
7 2 (4.08%) Analyst
7 2 (4.08%) Citrix Engineer
7 2 (4.08%) Citrix Server Engineer
7 2 (4.08%) Records Manager
7 2 (4.08%) Senior Network Engineer
7 2 (4.08%) Windows Engineer
7 2 (4.08%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (14.29%) CSS
1 7 (14.29%) HTML
2 1 (2.04%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (30.61%) Data Centre
2 10 (20.41%) PKI
3 3 (6.12%) Clustering
3 3 (6.12%) Management Information System
3 3 (6.12%) Virtual Team
4 2 (4.08%) Data Protection Act
4 2 (4.08%) Freedom of Information
4 2 (4.08%) Freedom of Information Act
4 2 (4.08%) Life Science
5 1 (2.04%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.04%) NHS
5 1 (2.04%) Private Cloud
5 1 (2.04%) Public Cloud
5 1 (2.04%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 15 (30.61%) Windows
1 15 (30.61%) Windows Server
2 12 (24.49%) Windows Server 2003
3 9 (18.37%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (10.20%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (36.73%) ITIL
1 18 (36.73%) PRINCE2
2 11 (22.45%) Migration
3 8 (16.33%) ERP
3 8 (16.33%) ITSM
3 8 (16.33%) Programme Management
3 8 (16.33%) Project Management
4 7 (14.29%) Server Building
4 7 (14.29%) Technical Architecture
5 4 (8.16%) Change Management
5 4 (8.16%) Line Management
5 4 (8.16%) People Management
5 4 (8.16%) Project Planning
5 4 (8.16%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (8.16%) Strategic Thinking
6 3 (6.12%) Enterprise Architecture
6 3 (6.12%) Matrix Management
6 3 (6.12%) Service Management
6 3 (6.12%) Supplier Management
6 3 (6.12%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 8 (16.33%) JavaScript
2 6 (12.24%) SQL
3 4 (8.16%) PowerShell
4 2 (4.08%) PL/SQL
4 2 (4.08%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 13 (26.53%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 4 (8.16%) CCNA
2 4 (8.16%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (6.12%) Degree
4 2 (4.08%) CCNP
5 1 (2.04%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.08%) Data Quality
1 2 (4.08%) QA
System Software
1 14 (28.57%) Active Directory
2 12 (24.49%) XenApp
3 10 (20.41%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 5 (10.20%) Hyper-V
4 5 (10.20%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (10.20%) vSphere
5 3 (6.12%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (6.12%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (2.04%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 12 (24.49%) SCOM
2 10 (20.41%) SCCM
3 5 (10.20%) WSUS
4 4 (8.16%) McAfee ePO
4 4 (8.16%) SmoothWall
4 4 (8.16%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 3 (6.12%) Cisco IPCC
5 3 (6.12%) HP SIM
5 3 (6.12%) Microsoft Clustering
5 3 (6.12%) vCenter Server
5 3 (6.12%) vMotion
6 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 13 (26.53%) Citrix
2 10 (20.41%) Microsoft
2 10 (20.41%) ServiceNow
3 8 (16.33%) VMware
4 7 (14.29%) Cisco
5 5 (10.20%) Avaya
6 4 (8.16%) McAfee
7 3 (6.12%) Altiris
7 3 (6.12%) HP
8 2 (4.08%) Ivanti
8 2 (4.08%) Juniper
8 2 (4.08%) Oracle
9 1 (2.04%) SAP