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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Local Government
Rank - 41 29
Contract jobs citing Local Government 0 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire - 1.21% 1.32%
As % of the General category - 5.88% 7.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 2
Average daily rate - £500 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +73.91%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £425 £313
% change year-on-year
-17.64% +36.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £18.00 £31.56
% change year-on-year
+8.30% -42.95%
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
92 85 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 23.41% 20.63% 17.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 50 16
Average daily rate £401 £350 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.42% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £200 £177
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £540 £407
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 7 2
Average hourly rate £38.00 £34.02 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.69% +13.40%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £26.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+34.61% +18.18%

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
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 5 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 (100.00%) Project Management
2 1 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (50.00%) Degree
2 1 (50.00%) Change Control
2 1 (50.00%) Six Sigma

Local Government
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Project Manager
2 1 (50.00%) Change Manager
2 1 (50.00%) Change Project Manager
2 1 (50.00%) Senior Change Manager
2 1 (50.00%) Senior Manager
2 1 (50.00%) Senior Project Manager
2 1 (50.00%) Senior Transition Manager
2 1 (50.00%) Transformation Manager
2 1 (50.00%) Transformation Project Manager
2 1 (50.00%) Transition Manager
2 1 (50.00%) Transition Project Manager
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Project Management
2 1 (50.00%) Change Control
2 1 (50.00%) Six Sigma
2 1 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) Degree