The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Local Government in IT contracts advertised for the Essex region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Local Government over the 3 months to 16 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Local Government
Rank 50 45 44
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -1
Contract jobs citing Local Government 10 6 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 2.00% 1.22% 1.29%
As % of the General category 5.59% 3.59% 3.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 4
Average daily rate
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£450 £200 £463
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+125.00% -56.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £140 £348
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £260 £700
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £23.21 £24.98
% change year-on-year
+18.48% -7.06%
Local Government
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in contract jobs advertised in the Essex region.

General Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
179 167 187
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 35.80% 33.94% 40.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 82 95
Average daily rate £438 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £286 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £650 £504
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £383 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +2.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 27 35
Average hourly rate £30.00 £16.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+87.50% -50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £15.25 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.55 £39.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £21.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -27.58%

Local Government
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Local Government across the Essex region as a proportion of the total demand within the General category.

Local Government Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

Local Government
Daily Rate Trend in Essex

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

Local Government Daily Rate Trend in Essex

Local Government
Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Local Government across the Essex region over the 3 months to 16 September 2014.

Local Government Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

Local Government
Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

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

Local Government Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

Local Government
Contract Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Local Government within the Essex region over the 3 months to 16 September 2014. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chelmsford +6 3 £438 -
Local Government
East of England

Local Government
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Essex region citing Local Government also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Local Government.

1 17 (73.91%) NHS
2 15 (65.22%) ITIL
3 14 (60.87%) Technical Architecture
4 13 (56.52%) Finance
5 10 (43.48%) Degree
6 9 (39.13%) Service Delivery
7 8 (34.78%) Oracle
8 7 (30.43%) WebLogic
8 7 (30.43%) CRM
8 7 (30.43%) BizTalk Server
8 7 (30.43%) Oracle EBS
8 7 (30.43%) Lagan
8 7 (30.43%) Enterprise Architecture
8 7 (30.43%) Computer Science
9 4 (17.39%) Matrix Management
10 2 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
10 2 (8.70%) HTTP
10 2 (8.70%) Web Services
10 2 (8.70%) Project Management
10 2 (8.70%) Microsoft
10 2 (8.70%) TOGAF
11 1 (4.35%) Penetration Testing
11 1 (4.35%) Business Analysis
11 1 (4.35%) Risk Management
11 1 (4.35%) MCDST
11 1 (4.35%) Statistical Analysis
11 1 (4.35%) Change Management
11 1 (4.35%) Firewall
11 1 (4.35%) Data Security
11 1 (4.35%) Legal

Local Government
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Essex region citing Local Government also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Local Government. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 7 (30.43%) WebLogic
1 7 (30.43%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (4.35%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (4.35%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (4.35%) MS Excel
1 1 (4.35%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 7 (30.43%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle Payroll
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.70%) HTTP
2 1 (4.35%) VPN
2 1 (4.35%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) SQL Server
1 1 (4.35%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (4.35%) EDRMS
General
1 13 (56.52%) Finance
2 1 (4.35%) Legal
Job Titles
1 12 (52.17%) Architect
2 7 (30.43%) Technical Architect
2 7 (30.43%) Technical Design Architect
3 4 (17.39%) Solutions Architect
4 3 (13.04%) Technical Design Authority
5 2 (8.70%) Project Manager
5 2 (8.70%) Business Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Consultant
6 1 (4.35%) Security Consultant
6 1 (4.35%) 2nd Line Support
6 1 (4.35%) Information Security Consultant
6 1 (4.35%) Payroll Manager
6 1 (4.35%) SharePoint Architect
6 1 (4.35%) NHS Project Manager
6 1 (4.35%) Information Assurance Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.70%) Web Services
2 1 (4.35%) Middleware
2 1 (4.35%) .NET
2 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 17 (73.91%) NHS
2 7 (30.43%) Computer Science
3 2 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.35%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (65.22%) ITIL
2 14 (60.87%) Technical Architecture
3 9 (39.13%) Service Delivery
4 7 (30.43%) CRM
4 7 (30.43%) Enterprise Architecture
5 4 (17.39%) Matrix Management
6 2 (8.70%) TOGAF
6 2 (8.70%) Project Management
7 1 (4.35%) Resource Management
7 1 (4.35%) Penetration Testing
7 1 (4.35%) Business Analysis
7 1 (4.35%) Statistical Analysis
7 1 (4.35%) Change Management
7 1 (4.35%) Data Security
7 1 (4.35%) Risk Management
7 1 (4.35%) Information Security
7 1 (4.35%) Programme Management
7 1 (4.35%) System Testing
7 1 (4.35%) Information Assurance
7 1 (4.35%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.35%) C#
1 1 (4.35%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (43.48%) Degree
2 1 (4.35%) MCP
2 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (4.35%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) SLA
1 1 (4.35%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (4.35%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (4.35%) OpenView
1 1 (4.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 1 (4.35%) OVSD
Vendors
1 8 (34.78%) Oracle
2 7 (30.43%) Lagan
3 2 (8.70%) Microsoft
4 1 (4.35%) HP
4 1 (4.35%) Citrix
4 1 (4.35%) McAfee
4 1 (4.35%) SAP