The 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 31 October 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
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Local Government
Rank 43 24 38
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +14
Contract jobs citing Local Government 7 2 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 1.67% 1.06% 1.68%
As % of the General category 9.46% 5.41% 5.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 3
Average daily rate
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£325 £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £260 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £340 £370
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £338 £350
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.75 £31.56 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-12.05% +66.07%
Local Government
North West

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

General Category
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
74 37 114
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 17.70% 19.68% 31.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 12 57
Average daily rate £375 £293 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.20% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £302 £218 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £524 £440 £401
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £378 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.96% +0.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 4
Average hourly rate £82.00 £15.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+446.66% -53.84%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £21.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+19.04% -19.23%

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 31 October 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 2 (20.00%) Supplier Management
1 2 (20.00%) Cognos
1 2 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (20.00%) Oracle
1 2 (20.00%) ITIL
1 2 (20.00%) Project Management
2 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2
2 1 (10.00%) Windows
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (10.00%) SAP
2 1 (10.00%) Cisco
2 1 (10.00%) CCNP
2 1 (10.00%) HP
2 1 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (10.00%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (10.00%) NHS
2 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (10.00%) Integration Testing
2 1 (10.00%) SCCM
2 1 (10.00%) SCOM
2 1 (10.00%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (10.00%) GIS
2 1 (10.00%) ESRI
2 1 (10.00%) Regression Testing
2 1 (10.00%) Firewall
2 1 (10.00%) Wireless
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (10.00%) Telecoms

Local Government
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle EBS R12
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) Firewall
1 1 (10.00%) Wireless
1 1 (10.00%) Cisco ASA
1 1 (10.00%) FWSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Solutions Designer
1 5 (50.00%) Designer
2 2 (20.00%) Project Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Business Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Test Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Functional Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Network Specialist
3 1 (10.00%) Environment Manager
3 1 (10.00%) E-Business Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Oracle Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Designer
3 1 (10.00%) Test Environment Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Data Warehouse Project Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Data Warehouse Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) NHS
1 1 (10.00%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Windows
1 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (20.00%) ITIL
1 2 (20.00%) Project Management
1 2 (20.00%) Supplier Management
2 1 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (10.00%) Integration Testing
2 1 (10.00%) Capacity Management
2 1 (10.00%) Kalman Filter
2 1 (10.00%) Regression Testing
2 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) CCNP
1 1 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (10.00%) ITIL Certification
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) SCCM
1 1 (10.00%) SCOM
1 1 (10.00%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) Cognos
1 2 (20.00%) Oracle
2 1 (10.00%) SAP
2 1 (10.00%) Cisco
2 1 (10.00%) HP
2 1 (10.00%) ESRI
2 1 (10.00%) VMware
2 1 (10.00%) Meru Networks