The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term Local Government in IT contracts advertised for the Lancashire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Local Government over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our General category for the Lancashire region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Local Government
Rank 39 23 33
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +10
Contract jobs citing Local Government 10 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 2.38% 1.91% 0.31%
As % of the General category 10.87% 8.70% 1.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 2 1
Average daily rate £493 £240 £135
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+105.20% +78.30%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £313 £323
% change year-on-year
+16.00% -3.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £18.48
% change year-on-year
+40.00% +35.31%
General Category
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
92 46 89
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 21.90% 22.01% 27.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 18 35
Average daily rate £450 £303 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+48.76% -19.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £260 £194
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £390 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 3
Average hourly rate £21.00 £22.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.54% +10.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% +8.00%
Local Government
North West

Local Government
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

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

Local Government Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

Local Government
Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Local Government Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

Local Government
Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Local Government across the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Local Government Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

Local Government
Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Local Government Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

Local Government
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

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 Lancashire region over the 3 months to 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Preston - - - - 1
Local Government
North West

Local Government
Top 28 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire 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 6 (50.00%) PRINCE2
1 6 (50.00%) ISEB
1 6 (50.00%) PRINCE
1 6 (50.00%) Internet
1 6 (50.00%) ISEB Practitioner
1 6 (50.00%) Finance
1 6 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (33.33%) Performance Analysis
2 4 (33.33%) ITIL
3 3 (25.00%) Project Management
3 3 (25.00%) Test Management
3 3 (25.00%) Business Analysis
3 3 (25.00%) Supplier Management
4 2 (16.67%) Degree
4 2 (16.67%) Performance Management
4 2 (16.67%) Service Management
5 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
5 1 (8.33%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (8.33%) Business Objects
5 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
5 1 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
5 1 (8.33%) Data Mapping
5 1 (8.33%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
5 1 (8.33%) Relational Database
5 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (8.33%) Data Analysis

Local Government
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire 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.

Communications & Networking
1 6 (50.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (8.33%) Crystal Reports
1 1 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (8.33%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) Relational Database
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 6 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Designer
2 3 (25.00%) Test Manager
2 3 (25.00%) Environment Manager
3 2 (16.67%) Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Service Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Business Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Business Objects Specialist
4 1 (8.33%) Service Performance Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Performance Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) PRINCE2
1 6 (50.00%) PRINCE
1 6 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (33.33%) Performance Analysis
2 4 (33.33%) ITIL
3 3 (25.00%) Project Management
3 3 (25.00%) Test Management
3 3 (25.00%) Business Analysis
3 3 (25.00%) Supplier Management
4 2 (16.67%) Performance Management
4 2 (16.67%) Service Management
5 1 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (8.33%) Data Mapping
5 1 (8.33%) Data Analysis
Qualifications
1 6 (50.00%) ISEB
1 6 (50.00%) ISEB Practitioner
2 2 (16.67%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (8.33%) Business Objects
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft