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 13 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Local Government
Rank 98 73 75
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +2
Contract jobs citing Local Government 6 17 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.34% 1.20% 0.75%
As % of the General category 1.06% 3.05% 2.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 12 5
Average daily rate £315 £431 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.95% +34.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £479 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £425 £314
% change year-on-year
-17.64% +35.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £21.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -14.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.97 £18.07 £25.04
% change year-on-year
+16.09% -27.85%
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
567 558 384
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 31.71% 39.38% 31.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 332 324 209
Average daily rate £390 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.64% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £272 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £566 £539
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 10 12
Average hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £11.21
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.63% +69.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.50 £17.50 £8.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.50 £23.75 £22.41
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 £26.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+23.07% +20.93%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 13 February 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 5 (50.00%) Project Management
2 3 (30.00%) Finance
2 3 (30.00%) ITIL
2 3 (30.00%) PRINCE2
2 3 (30.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (30.00%) Change Control
3 2 (20.00%) Project Governance
3 2 (20.00%) ITSM
3 2 (20.00%) Service Management
3 2 (20.00%) Project Planning
3 2 (20.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (20.00%) MS Visio
3 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
4 1 (10.00%) Migration
4 1 (10.00%) VMware
4 1 (10.00%) Clustering
4 1 (10.00%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (10.00%) Programme Management
4 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (10.00%) Telerik
4 1 (10.00%) MS Project
4 1 (10.00%) MS Office
4 1 (10.00%) Visual Studio
4 1 (10.00%) XML
4 1 (10.00%) C#
4 1 (10.00%) SQL
4 1 (10.00%) T-SQL
4 1 (10.00%) .NET
4 1 (10.00%) Dell

Local Government
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 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.

Applications
1 3 (30.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (20.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (20.00%) MS Visio
3 1 (10.00%) MS Office
3 1 (10.00%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MSI
1 1 (10.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (30.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Project Manager
2 3 (30.00%) Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Business Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) ITIL Manager
3 2 (20.00%) ITIL Project Manager
4 1 (10.00%) .NET Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Administrator
4 1 (10.00%) Business Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) C# .NET Developer
4 1 (10.00%) C# Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Change Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Change Project Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) Database Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Silverlight Developer
4 1 (10.00%) XAML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) .NET
1 1 (10.00%) Silverlight
1 1 (10.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (10.00%) Clustering
1 1 (10.00%) Data Centre
1 1 (10.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (10.00%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Windows
1 1 (10.00%) Windows 7
1 1 (10.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) Project Management
2 3 (30.00%) Change Control
2 3 (30.00%) ITIL
2 3 (30.00%) PRINCE2
3 2 (20.00%) ITSM
3 2 (20.00%) Project Governance
3 2 (20.00%) Project Planning
3 2 (20.00%) Service Management
4 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (10.00%) BPR
4 1 (10.00%) Business Analysis
4 1 (10.00%) Change Management
4 1 (10.00%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
4 1 (10.00%) Front End Development
4 1 (10.00%) ITIL V3
4 1 (10.00%) PRINCE
4 1 (10.00%) Target Operating Model
4 1 (10.00%) Use Case
4 1 (10.00%) User Stories
4 1 (10.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) C#
1 1 (10.00%) SQL
1 1 (10.00%) T-SQL
1 1 (10.00%) XAML
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft App-V
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (10.00%) Dell
2 1 (10.00%) Telerik
2 1 (10.00%) VMware