The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Local Government in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Local Government over the 3 months to 25 November 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
25 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Local Government
Rank 78 69 82
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +13
Contract jobs citing Local Government 14 10 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.97% 0.90% 0.30%
As % of the General category 2.65% 2.56% 0.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 0
Average daily rate
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£400 £350 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £15.67
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £31.56 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-44.53% +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 Manchester region.

General Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
528 391 426
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 36.44% 35.13% 32.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 321 186 201
Average daily rate £375 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £453
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 16 23
Average hourly rate £21.34 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.91% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.10 £10.50 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £35.00 £22.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £21.33 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+17.20% -14.68%

Local Government
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

Local Government Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Local Government
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Local Government Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

Local Government
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Local Government Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

Local Government
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

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 Manchester region over the 3 months to 25 November 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
Oldham - 1 £350 -
Local Government
North West

Local Government
Top 27 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 25 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 14 (63.64%) Data Protection
2 11 (50.00%) Migration
3 3 (13.64%) Project Management
4 2 (9.09%) Finance
4 2 (9.09%) Life Science
4 2 (9.09%) Change Control
4 2 (9.09%) PRINCE2
4 2 (9.09%) WAN
5 1 (4.55%) Agresso
5 1 (4.55%) Internet
5 1 (4.55%) Service Delivery
5 1 (4.55%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (4.55%) Handset
5 1 (4.55%) Windows
5 1 (4.55%) Solaris
5 1 (4.55%) Windows 2000
5 1 (4.55%) Windows XP
5 1 (4.55%) Information Governance
5 1 (4.55%) User Experience
5 1 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (4.55%) Information Architecture
5 1 (4.55%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 1 (4.55%) Matrix Management
5 1 (4.55%) Time Management
5 1 (4.55%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (4.55%) Freedom of Information
5 1 (4.55%) Statistics

Local Government
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 25 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 (4.55%) Agresso
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.09%) WAN
2 1 (4.55%) Internet
General
1 2 (9.09%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (54.55%) Architect
1 12 (54.55%) Solutions Architect
2 4 (18.18%) Project Manager
3 3 (13.64%) IT Project Manager
4 1 (4.55%) Senior Manager
4 1 (4.55%) Senior Project Manager
4 1 (4.55%) Business Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) Programme Manager
4 1 (4.55%) Desktop Support
4 1 (4.55%) Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) Senior IT Project Manager
4 1 (4.55%) Transformation Programme Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.09%) Life Science
2 1 (4.55%) Handset
2 1 (4.55%) User Experience
2 1 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.55%) Freedom of Information
2 1 (4.55%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.55%) Windows
1 1 (4.55%) Solaris
1 1 (4.55%) Windows 2000
1 1 (4.55%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (63.64%) Data Protection
2 11 (50.00%) Migration
3 3 (13.64%) Project Management
4 2 (9.09%) Change Control
4 2 (9.09%) PRINCE2
5 1 (4.55%) Service Delivery
5 1 (4.55%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (4.55%) Information Governance
5 1 (4.55%) Information Architecture
5 1 (4.55%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 1 (4.55%) Matrix Management
5 1 (4.55%) Time Management
Qualifications
1 1 (4.55%) PRINCE2 Practitioner