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 30 January 2015 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Local Government
Rank 41 27 36
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +9
Contract jobs citing Local Government 5 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 1.14% 0.98% 0.32%
As % of the General category 5.62% 5.88% 1.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 1
Average daily rate
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£500 £300 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+66.66% +15.38%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+30.76% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £31.56 £19.26
% change year-on-year
-42.95% +63.83%
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
89 34 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 20.23% 16.59% 17.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 14 24
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £193 £282
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £420 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 5
Average hourly rate £34.02 £30.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.40% +9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £30.00 £25.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £63.00 £34.00 £31.08
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £22.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+19.31% -12.00%

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 19 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 5 (41.67%) Oracle
1 5 (41.67%) Oracle EBS R12
2 4 (33.33%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (16.67%) Project Management
4 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Integration Testing
4 1 (8.33%) SCCM
4 1 (8.33%) SCOM
4 1 (8.33%) Capacity Management
4 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database
4 1 (8.33%) SCOrch
4 1 (8.33%) Mentoring
4 1 (8.33%) ITIL
4 1 (8.33%) Windows
4 1 (8.33%) ERP
4 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (8.33%) Oracle Payroll
4 1 (8.33%) Regression Testing

Local Government
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 5 (41.67%) Oracle EBS R12
2 4 (33.33%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (8.33%) Oracle Payroll
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database
Job Titles
1 6 (50.00%) Solutions Designer
1 6 (50.00%) Designer
2 4 (33.33%) Consultant
2 4 (33.33%) Oracle Consultant
3 2 (16.67%) Payroll Consultant
3 2 (16.67%) Oracle Payroll Consultant
3 2 (16.67%) Oracle HR Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Oracle Payroll Functional Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Oracle Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Designer
4 1 (8.33%) Environment Manager
4 1 (8.33%) E-Business Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) E-Business Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Test Environment Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Business Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Test Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Functional Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Business Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Oracle HR Functional Consultant
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) Windows
1 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (16.67%) Project Management
2 1 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (8.33%) Integration Testing
2 1 (8.33%) Capacity Management
2 1 (8.33%) Mentoring
2 1 (8.33%) ITIL
2 1 (8.33%) ERP
2 1 (8.33%) Regression Testing
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) SCCM
1 1 (8.33%) SCOM
1 1 (8.33%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 5 (41.67%) Oracle