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 30 April 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Local Government
Rank 93 74 82
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +8
Contract jobs citing Local Government 14 25 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.77% 1.50% 0.51%
As % of the General category 2.24% 3.57% 1.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 13 3
Average daily rate £450 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +23.07%
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £381 £375
% change year-on-year
-16.06% +1.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-35.72% -
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
626 700 452
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 34.51% 41.89% 32.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 373 344 248
Average daily rate £391 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.37% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £275 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £537 £525 £507
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 10
Average hourly rate £18.99 £18.00 £18.30
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.47% -1.65%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.00 £24.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -5.88%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Local Government across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 30 April 2016.

Local Government Daily Rate Histogram 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 30 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Stockport - 1 £221 -
Local Government
North West

Local Government
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 10 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (45.00%) TDD
2 9 (45.00%) Software Engineering
2 9 (45.00%) Requirements Analysis
2 9 (45.00%) Java EE
2 9 (45.00%) Scrum
2 9 (45.00%) Java
2 9 (45.00%) Web Services
3 8 (40.00%) DV Cleared
3 8 (40.00%) Security Cleared
4 5 (25.00%) Cybersecurity
4 5 (25.00%) User Experience
4 5 (25.00%) Project Management
5 4 (20.00%) Service Management
5 4 (20.00%) JIRA
5 4 (20.00%) OOD
5 4 (20.00%) ITIL
5 4 (20.00%) OO
5 4 (20.00%) CSS
5 4 (20.00%) JavaScript
5 4 (20.00%) HTML
5 4 (20.00%) Cyberthreat
5 4 (20.00%) Atlassian
5 4 (20.00%) Confluence
5 4 (20.00%) HTML5
5 4 (20.00%) CSS3
5 4 (20.00%) Web Application Development
6 3 (15.00%) ITSM
7 2 (10.00%) Project Planning
7 2 (10.00%) Microsoft

Local Government
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 4 (20.00%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (10.00%) MS Excel
1 2 (10.00%) MS Visio
2 1 (5.00%) MS Office
2 1 (5.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (5.00%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.00%) Firewall
1 1 (5.00%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (20.00%) JIRA
2 1 (5.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (5.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (5.00%) MSI
2 1 (5.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (10.00%) Finance
2 1 (5.00%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 5 (25.00%) Developer
1 5 (25.00%) Software Engineer
2 4 (20.00%) Project Manager
2 4 (20.00%) UX Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) Analyst
3 3 (15.00%) ITIL Manager
3 3 (15.00%) ITIL Project Manager
3 3 (15.00%) Java Developer
4 2 (10.00%) DV Cleared Java Developer
5 1 (5.00%) .NET Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Administrator
5 1 (5.00%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (5.00%) C# Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Change Project Manager
5 1 (5.00%) DV Cleared Software Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Java Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Project Change Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Silverlight Developer
5 1 (5.00%) UX Developer
5 1 (5.00%) XAML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (45.00%) Java EE
1 9 (45.00%) Web Services
2 4 (20.00%) CSS
2 4 (20.00%) CSS3
2 4 (20.00%) HTML
2 4 (20.00%) HTML5
3 2 (10.00%) .NET
4 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET
4 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (5.00%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 5 (25.00%) User Experience
2 4 (20.00%) Cyberthreat
3 2 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (5.00%) Management Information System
4 1 (5.00%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.00%) Windows
1 1 (5.00%) Windows 7
1 1 (5.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (45.00%) Requirements Analysis
2 9 (45.00%) Scrum
2 9 (45.00%) Software Engineering
2 9 (45.00%) TDD
3 5 (25.00%) Cybersecurity
3 5 (25.00%) Project Management
4 4 (20.00%) ITIL
4 4 (20.00%) OO
4 4 (20.00%) OOD
4 4 (20.00%) Service Management
4 4 (20.00%) Web Application Development
5 3 (15.00%) ITSM
6 2 (10.00%) Change Control
6 2 (10.00%) ITIL V3
6 2 (10.00%) PRINCE2
6 2 (10.00%) Project Governance
6 2 (10.00%) Project Planning
7 1 (5.00%) Performance Management
7 1 (5.00%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (45.00%) Java
2 4 (20.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (5.00%) C#
3 1 (5.00%) VB.NET
3 1 (5.00%) XAML
Qualifications
1 8 (40.00%) DV Cleared
1 8 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (5.00%) Microsoft App-V
Vendors
1 4 (20.00%) Atlassian
2 2 (10.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.00%) CheckPoint
3 1 (5.00%) Cisco
3 1 (5.00%) Dell
3 1 (5.00%) Telerik
3 1 (5.00%) VMware