Period
to 17 December 2017

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 17 December 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
6 months to
17 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 179 172 159
Rank change year-on-year -7 -13 -48
Contract jobs citing Local Government 30 45 85
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.53% 0.70% 0.99%
As % of the General category 1.62% 2.32% 2.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 31 37
North West median daily rate £308 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -23.13% - -11.11%
10th Percentile £276 £225 £304
90th Percentile £634 £500 £525
England median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.73% - -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 17
North West median hourly rate £16.19 £14.65 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.55% -34.91% +23.19%
10th Percentile £16.10 £13.66 £14.98
90th Percentile £16.29 £15.06 £34.25
England median hourly rate £17.00 £22.40 £21.50
% change year-on-year -24.11% +4.19% +7.34%

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 1856 1942 3124
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 32.83% 30.40% 36.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 1185 1249 1878
North West median daily rate £413 £400 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% -5.33% +12.67%
10th Percentile £258 £250 £263
90th Percentile £614 £555 £575
England median daily rate £475 £450 £435
% change year-on-year +5.56% +3.45% +2.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 88 79 123
North West median hourly rate £22.67 £28.18 £30.15
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.54% -6.53% +62.97%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.78 £12.35
90th Percentile £55.75 £56.45 £52.40
England median hourly rate £26.60 £23.68 £25.00
% change year-on-year +12.31% -5.28% +13.64%

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 17 December 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
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 17 December 2017. 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 +21 17 £550 +50.68% 2
Cheshire -12 12 £280 -34.12%
Lancashire +10 1 - -
Local Government
England

For the 6 months to 17 December 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 12 (40.00%) ITIL
1 12 (40.00%) Finance
2 9 (30.00%) PRINCE2
2 9 (30.00%) ERP
2 9 (30.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 8 (26.67%) Programme Management
3 8 (26.67%) Unit4 Business World
3 8 (26.67%) Back Office
3 8 (26.67%) ITSM
4 7 (23.33%) VMware
4 7 (23.33%) NetBackup
5 6 (20.00%) Citrix
5 6 (20.00%) Microsoft
5 6 (20.00%) Active Directory
5 6 (20.00%) Windows
6 5 (16.67%) MS Exchange
6 5 (16.67%) SAN
6 5 (16.67%) Enterprise Architecture
6 5 (16.67%) Office 365
7 4 (13.33%) vSphere
7 4 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
7 4 (13.33%) NAS
7 4 (13.33%) Dell
7 4 (13.33%) EMC
7 4 (13.33%) Management Information System
7 4 (13.33%) Change Management
7 4 (13.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 4 (13.33%) Project Management
7 4 (13.33%) Converged Infrastructure
7 4 (13.33%) EMC VNX

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 (16.67%) MS Exchange
2 2 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (6.67%) SharePoint
2 2 (6.67%) Skype for Business
3 1 (3.33%) IIS
3 1 (3.33%) Oracle Workflow
Business Applications
1 8 (26.67%) Unit4 Business World
2 3 (10.00%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (10.00%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (6.67%) Oracle Cash Management
3 2 (6.67%) Oracle Payables
3 2 (6.67%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (3.33%) Oracle E-Business Tax
4 1 (3.33%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (3.33%) Oracle Internet Expenses
4 1 (3.33%) Oracle iProcurement
4 1 (3.33%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
Cloud Services
1 5 (16.67%) Office 365
2 1 (3.33%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 5 (16.67%) SAN
2 4 (13.33%) NAS
3 3 (10.00%) DHCP
3 3 (10.00%) DNS
4 1 (3.33%) Firewall
4 1 (3.33%) LAN
4 1 (3.33%) LDAP
4 1 (3.33%) Reverse Proxy
4 1 (3.33%) SMS
4 1 (3.33%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.33%) Oracle Discoverer
General
1 12 (40.00%) Finance
2 8 (26.67%) Back Office
3 3 (10.00%) Manufacturing
4 2 (6.67%) Legal
5 1 (3.33%) Electronics
5 1 (3.33%) General Ledger
5 1 (3.33%) Marketing
5 1 (3.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (26.67%) Programme Manager
2 5 (16.67%) Support Manager
3 4 (13.33%) Analyst
3 4 (13.33%) Business Analyst
3 4 (13.33%) Storage Engineer
3 4 (13.33%) Transformation Manager
3 4 (13.33%) Transformation Programme Manager
4 3 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support
4 3 (10.00%) Architect
4 3 (10.00%) Consultant
4 3 (10.00%) Enterprise Architect
4 3 (10.00%) ITIL Manager
4 3 (10.00%) Oracle Consultant
5 2 (6.67%) Functional Consultant
5 2 (6.67%) Infrastructure Support
5 2 (6.67%) Oracle Functional Consultant
5 2 (6.67%) Records Manager
5 2 (6.67%) Server Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Technical Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) Technical Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.33%) EMC VMAX
1 4 (13.33%) EMC VNX
1 4 (13.33%) Management Information System
1 4 (13.33%) VxBlock/Vblock
2 3 (10.00%) PKI
3 2 (6.67%) Data Centre
3 2 (6.67%) Data Protection Act
3 2 (6.67%) Freedom of Information
3 2 (6.67%) Freedom of Information Act
3 2 (6.67%) Life Science
4 1 (3.33%) CESG
4 1 (3.33%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 6 (20.00%) Windows
2 3 (10.00%) Windows 7
2 3 (10.00%) Windows Server
2 3 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (3.33%) AIX
3 1 (3.33%) Unix
3 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (40.00%) ITIL
2 9 (30.00%) ERP
2 9 (30.00%) PRINCE2
3 8 (26.67%) ITSM
3 8 (26.67%) Programme Management
4 5 (16.67%) Enterprise Architecture
5 4 (13.33%) Change Management
5 4 (13.33%) Converged Infrastructure
5 4 (13.33%) Project Management
6 3 (10.00%) Business Process Modelling
6 3 (10.00%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
6 3 (10.00%) Feasibility Study
6 3 (10.00%) GAP Analysis
6 3 (10.00%) Information Security
6 3 (10.00%) Migration
6 3 (10.00%) Risk Assessment
6 3 (10.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 3 (10.00%) Workflow
7 2 (6.67%) Cash Management
7 2 (6.67%) Information Governance
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.67%) PL/SQL
1 2 (6.67%) SQL
2 1 (3.33%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 9 (30.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 3 (10.00%) Degree
2 3 (10.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 3 (10.00%) MCITP
2 3 (10.00%) MCSA
2 3 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (3.33%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.67%) Data Quality
1 2 (6.67%) QA
2 1 (3.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 6 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (13.33%) vSphere
3 2 (6.67%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 2 (6.67%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 7 (23.33%) NetBackup
2 4 (13.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 3 (10.00%) SCCM
3 3 (10.00%) SCOM
4 2 (6.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (3.33%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 7 (23.33%) VMware
2 6 (20.00%) Citrix
2 6 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (13.33%) Dell
3 4 (13.33%) EMC
4 3 (10.00%) Oracle
5 1 (3.33%) Cisco
5 1 (3.33%) Juniper
5 1 (3.33%) McAfee
5 1 (3.33%) SAP