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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Local Government
Rank 58 42 35
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -7
Contract jobs citing Local Government 6 14 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 1.18% 2.47% 2.35%
As % of the General category 3.64% 8.33% 5.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 12 2
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£438 £338 £281
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.62% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £115 £186
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £443 £376
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.84 £31.56 £19.39
% change year-on-year
-46.64% +62.73%
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
165 168 138
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 32.35% 29.63% 40.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 94 63
Average daily rate £400 £394 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.58% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £210 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £451
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 31 25
Average hourly rate £20.50 £21.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.38% +27.27%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +11.11%

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
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 24 December 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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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 -4 2 - -
Harlow - - - -
Local Government
East of England

Local Government
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 9 (60.00%) Oracle
2 7 (46.67%) ITIL
2 7 (46.67%) NHS
2 7 (46.67%) Oracle EBS
2 7 (46.67%) Technical Architecture
3 6 (40.00%) Finance
4 5 (33.33%) BizTalk Server
4 5 (33.33%) CRM
4 5 (33.33%) WebLogic
4 5 (33.33%) Lagan
5 3 (20.00%) Migration
5 3 (20.00%) SQL
5 3 (20.00%) Degree
5 3 (20.00%) Oracle EBS R12
6 2 (13.33%) Data Migration
6 2 (13.33%) SQL Server
6 2 (13.33%) Web Services
6 2 (13.33%) Citrix
6 2 (13.33%) HTTP
6 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
6 2 (13.33%) Project Management
6 2 (13.33%) Workflow
6 2 (13.33%) Service Delivery
7 1 (6.67%) Firewall
7 1 (6.67%) Data Security
7 1 (6.67%) Management Information System
7 1 (6.67%) Service Management
7 1 (6.67%) Zachman Framework
7 1 (6.67%) TOGAF
7 1 (6.67%) Penetration Testing

Local Government
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 5 (33.33%) WebLogic
1 5 (33.33%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (6.67%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (6.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
1 1 (6.67%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 7 (46.67%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (20.00%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (6.67%) PaaS
1 1 (6.67%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (13.33%) HTTP
2 1 (6.67%) VPN
2 1 (6.67%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle BI EE
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle BI Publisher
2 1 (6.67%) MySQL
General
1 6 (40.00%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Legal
Job Titles
1 6 (40.00%) Architect
2 4 (26.67%) Consultant
3 3 (20.00%) Functional Consultant
3 3 (20.00%) Oracle HR Functional Consultant
3 3 (20.00%) Oracle Consultant
3 3 (20.00%) Oracle Functional Consultant
3 3 (20.00%) Oracle HR Consultant
3 3 (20.00%) Technical Design Architect
3 3 (20.00%) Technical Architect
4 2 (13.33%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (6.67%) Security Consultant
5 1 (6.67%) Data Architect
5 1 (6.67%) Project Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Business Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Oracle Payroll Functional Consultant
5 1 (6.67%) Payroll Consultant
5 1 (6.67%) SharePoint Architect
5 1 (6.67%) Information Assurance Consultant
5 1 (6.67%) Technical Design Authority
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (13.33%) Web Services
2 1 (6.67%) XML
2 1 (6.67%) Middleware
2 1 (6.67%) .NET
2 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (46.67%) NHS
2 1 (6.67%) Management Information System
2 1 (6.67%) Computer Science
2 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (46.67%) ITIL
1 7 (46.67%) Technical Architecture
2 5 (33.33%) CRM
3 3 (20.00%) Migration
4 2 (13.33%) Project Management
4 2 (13.33%) Data Migration
4 2 (13.33%) Service Delivery
4 2 (13.33%) Workflow
5 1 (6.67%) Data Security
5 1 (6.67%) Information Assurance
5 1 (6.67%) Qualitative Research
5 1 (6.67%) Service Management
5 1 (6.67%) PRINCE2
5 1 (6.67%) SOA
5 1 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (6.67%) BPR
5 1 (6.67%) Information Security
5 1 (6.67%) Zachman Framework
5 1 (6.67%) TOGAF
5 1 (6.67%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (20.00%) SQL
2 1 (6.67%) C#
2 1 (6.67%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (20.00%) Degree
2 1 (6.67%) ISEB
2 1 (6.67%) PMP
2 1 (6.67%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 9 (60.00%) Oracle
2 5 (33.33%) Lagan
3 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
3 2 (13.33%) Citrix
4 1 (6.67%) Juniper
4 1 (6.67%) BMC
4 1 (6.67%) NetApp
4 1 (6.67%) CheckPoint
4 1 (6.67%) VMware
4 1 (6.67%) HP
4 1 (6.67%) EMC
4 1 (6.67%) SAP
4 1 (6.67%) Cisco