The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Local Government in IT contracts advertised for the North East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Local Government over the 3 months to 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Local Government
Rank 58 - 46
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Local Government 1 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 0.16% - 0.20%
As % of the General category 0.98% - 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate
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- - £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £306 £349
% change year-on-year
+22.44% -12.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £17.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.50 £23.21 £23.69
% change year-on-year
+27.10% -2.03%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in contract jobs advertised in the North East region.

General Category
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
102 122 144
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 16.80% 31.61% 29.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 57 62
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £255 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £469 £700 £599
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.64% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 13
Average hourly rate £16.25 £11.00 £12.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+47.72% -12.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.25 £6.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £24.75 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
- -18.18%

Local Government
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

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

Local Government Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

Local Government
Daily Rate Trend in the North East

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

Local Government Daily Rate Trend in the North East

Local Government
Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

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

Local Government Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

Local Government
Top 14 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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 4 (80.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (60.00%) Integration Testing
2 3 (60.00%) Test Management
2 3 (60.00%) Waterfall
2 3 (60.00%) Test Strategy
2 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (20.00%) Risk Analysis
3 1 (20.00%) SAS
3 1 (20.00%) NHS
3 1 (20.00%) Risk Management
3 1 (20.00%) Information Security
3 1 (20.00%) Information Governance
3 1 (20.00%) Data Protection
3 1 (20.00%) Unit Testing

Local Government
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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 1 (20.00%) SAS
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Test Manager
1 3 (60.00%) Defect Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Developer
2 1 (20.00%) SAS Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Information Governance Officer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (60.00%) Integration Testing
2 3 (60.00%) Test Management
2 3 (60.00%) Waterfall
2 3 (60.00%) Test Strategy
2 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (20.00%) Risk Analysis
3 1 (20.00%) Risk Management
3 1 (20.00%) Information Security
3 1 (20.00%) Information Governance
3 1 (20.00%) Data Protection
3 1 (20.00%) Unit Testing