The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Local Government in IT contracts advertised for the Merseyside region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Local Government over the 3 months to 9 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Local Government
Rank 36 32 -
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -
Contract jobs citing Local Government 3 5 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 0.92% 1.62% -
As % of the General category 2.65% 6.85% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 0
Average daily rate £313 £463 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-32.43% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £425 £313
% change year-on-year
-17.64% +36.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £16.50 - -
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 Merseyside region.

General Category
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
113 73 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 34.56% 23.62% 28.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 44 31
Average daily rate £400 £313 £381
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.00% -18.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £221 £165 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 3
Average hourly rate £16.50 £12.42 £12.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.85% -2.58%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.86 £26.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+30.21% +15.55%

Local Government
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

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

Local Government Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

Local Government
Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Local Government Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

Local Government
Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Local Government Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

Local Government
Contract Job Locations in Merseyside

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 Merseyside region over the 3 months to 9 February 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
Liverpool -6 3 £313 -32.43%
Local Government
North West

Local Government
Top 21 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside 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 (50.00%) Windows
1 2 (50.00%) SharePoint
1 2 (50.00%) Windows XP
1 2 (50.00%) TCP/IP
1 2 (50.00%) VPN
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (50.00%) Citrix
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (50.00%) Blackberry
1 2 (50.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 2 (50.00%) BPR
1 2 (50.00%) Project Management
1 2 (50.00%) Wireless
1 2 (50.00%) Handset
1 2 (50.00%) Business Analysis
1 2 (50.00%) MCDST
1 2 (50.00%) Windows Vista
1 2 (50.00%) Windows 7
1 2 (50.00%) iPad
2 1 (25.00%) Finance

Local Government
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside 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 2 (50.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 2 (50.00%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) TCP/IP
1 2 (50.00%) VPN
1 2 (50.00%) Wireless
General
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Business Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Rollout Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Blackberry
1 2 (50.00%) Handset
1 2 (50.00%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
1 2 (50.00%) Windows 7
1 2 (50.00%) Windows Vista
1 2 (50.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) BPR
1 2 (50.00%) Business Analysis
1 2 (50.00%) Project Management
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) MCDST
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Citrix
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft