The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term Local Government in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Local Government over the 3 months to 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our General category for the North West region.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Local Government
Rank 93 95 115
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +20
Contract jobs citing Local Government 40 35 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.32% 1.29% 0.84%
As % of the General category 4.26% 3.74% 2.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 14 8
Average daily rate
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£413 £379 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.91% -5.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £309 £279 £360
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £425 £595
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £350 £336
% change year-on-year
+11.35% +4.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 17 16
Average hourly rate £31.53 £31.56 £29.89
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.08% +5.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.95 £16.84 £17.71
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £44.94 £48.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.86 £22.54 £22.41
% change year-on-year
+5.83% +0.58%
General Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
939 937 1137
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 31.05% 34.59% 35.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 532 436 638
Average daily rate £400 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £491 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
- +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 52 50
Average hourly rate £25.00 £16.84 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+48.45% -23.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.34 £10.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £41.22 £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-2.22% -18.18%
Local Government
England

Local Government
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Local Government Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Local Government
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Local Government Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Local Government
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Local Government across the North West region over the 3 months to 31 July 2014.

Local Government Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Local Government
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Local Government Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Local Government
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Local Government across the North West region over the 3 months to 31 July 2014.

Local Government Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

Local Government
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 3 months to 31 July 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
Cheshire +11 30 - -
Manchester -7 4 - - 1
Lancashire -16 3 £425 +41.66% 1
Local Government
England

Local Government
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 34 (38.64%) Windows
2 29 (32.95%) ITIL
3 28 (31.82%) Stakeholder Management
4 21 (23.86%) Active Directory
4 21 (23.86%) Citrix
5 20 (22.73%) Finance
5 20 (22.73%) Windows 7
6 18 (20.45%) PRINCE2
7 15 (17.05%) Oracle
8 14 (15.91%) Change Management
8 14 (15.91%) Migration
9 13 (14.77%) SQL
9 13 (14.77%) SCOM
10 12 (13.64%) SCCM
10 12 (13.64%) Oracle EBS R12
10 12 (13.64%) WAN
10 12 (13.64%) Oracle EBS
11 11 (12.50%) VMware
11 11 (12.50%) LAN
11 11 (12.50%) ISEB
11 11 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
11 11 (12.50%) XenApp
12 10 (11.36%) Oracle BI EE
12 10 (11.36%) SC Cleared
12 10 (11.36%) Security Cleared
12 10 (11.36%) Windows Server 2003
12 10 (11.36%) CRM
13 9 (10.23%) Cisco
13 9 (10.23%) Project Management
13 9 (10.23%) Project Planning

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 6 (6.82%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (1.14%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (1.14%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (1.14%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.14%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (2.27%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 12 (13.64%) Oracle EBS
1 12 (13.64%) Oracle EBS R12
2 6 (6.82%) Oracle Payroll
Communications & Networking
1 12 (13.64%) WAN
2 11 (12.50%) LAN
3 8 (9.09%) VLAN
4 6 (6.82%) Internet
5 5 (5.68%) SAN
6 4 (4.55%) DNS
6 4 (4.55%) DHCP
6 4 (4.55%) TCP/IP
7 3 (3.41%) Firewall
7 3 (3.41%) Wireless
8 2 (2.27%) IP Telephony
8 2 (2.27%) VPN
8 2 (2.27%) IPv4
8 2 (2.27%) VoIP
8 2 (2.27%) Network Security
8 2 (2.27%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (2.27%) FWSM
9 1 (1.14%) Reverse Proxy
9 1 (1.14%) Nortel Meridian
9 1 (1.14%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (11.36%) Oracle BI EE
2 5 (5.68%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.27%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (2.27%) SQL Server 2000
3 2 (2.27%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (2.27%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (2.27%) MSI
1 2 (2.27%) AdminStudio
2 1 (1.14%) Visual Studio
General
1 20 (22.73%) Finance
2 1 (1.14%) Publishing
2 1 (1.14%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (20.45%) Project Manager
2 11 (12.50%) Analyst
3 10 (11.36%) ICT Project Manager
4 7 (7.95%) Senior Manager
5 6 (6.82%) Consultant
5 6 (6.82%) Senior Project Manager
6 5 (5.68%) Server Engineer
6 5 (5.68%) Oracle Consultant
6 5 (5.68%) Oracle Payroll Consultant
6 5 (5.68%) Payroll Consultant
7 3 (3.41%) Windows Server Engineer
7 3 (3.41%) Environment Manager
7 3 (3.41%) IT Project Manager
7 3 (3.41%) Network Engineer
7 3 (3.41%) Test Manager
7 3 (3.41%) Test Analyst
7 3 (3.41%) Coordinator
7 3 (3.41%) Architect
7 3 (3.41%) Business Analyst
7 3 (3.41%) Applications Packager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.27%) Middleware
1 2 (2.27%) Application Packaging
1 2 (2.27%) .NET
2 1 (1.14%) CSS
2 1 (1.14%) HTML
2 1 (1.14%) jQuery
2 1 (1.14%) HTML5
2 1 (1.14%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 3 (3.41%) PKI
2 2 (2.27%) Fat Client
2 2 (2.27%) iPad
2 2 (2.27%) Enterprise Storage
2 2 (2.27%) NHS
2 2 (2.27%) Thin Client
2 2 (2.27%) Blackberry
2 2 (2.27%) Management Information System
2 2 (2.27%) Handset
2 2 (2.27%) Clustering
2 2 (2.27%) CESG
2 2 (2.27%) Freedom of Information
3 1 (1.14%) GIS
3 1 (1.14%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.14%) FMCG
3 1 (1.14%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 34 (38.64%) Windows
2 20 (22.73%) Windows 7
3 11 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (11.36%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (6.82%) Windows XP
6 3 (3.41%) UNIX
6 3 (3.41%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (2.27%) Windows 2000 Server
7 2 (2.27%) Windows Vista
7 2 (2.27%) AIX
7 2 (2.27%) Solaris
8 1 (1.14%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (32.95%) ITIL
2 28 (31.82%) Stakeholder Management
3 18 (20.45%) PRINCE2
4 14 (15.91%) Change Management
4 14 (15.91%) Migration
5 10 (11.36%) CRM
6 9 (10.23%) Project Management
6 9 (10.23%) Project Planning
7 7 (7.95%) Performance Management
8 6 (6.82%) PRINCE
9 5 (5.68%) Service Management
9 5 (5.68%) Supplier Management
10 4 (4.55%) Matrix Management
11 3 (3.41%) Capacity Planning
11 3 (3.41%) Business Analysis
11 3 (3.41%) Test Management
12 2 (2.27%) Data Management
12 2 (2.27%) TOGAF
12 2 (2.27%) Data Protection
12 2 (2.27%) Compatibility Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (14.77%) SQL
2 6 (6.82%) PowerShell
3 3 (3.41%) VBScript
3 3 (3.41%) VB
4 1 (1.14%) C#
Qualifications
1 11 (12.50%) ISEB
2 10 (11.36%) SC Cleared
2 10 (11.36%) Security Cleared
3 6 (6.82%) ISEB Practitioner
3 6 (6.82%) ITIL Certification
4 4 (4.55%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 4 (4.55%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (4.55%) CCNP
5 3 (3.41%) CCNA
6 2 (2.27%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (2.27%) CCIE
6 2 (2.27%) CCSA
6 2 (2.27%) MCDST
6 2 (2.27%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (1.14%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 21 (23.86%) Active Directory
2 11 (12.50%) XenApp
3 6 (6.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (6.82%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (3.41%) Hyper-V
5 2 (2.27%) XenDesktop
5 2 (2.27%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (1.14%) VMware Server
6 1 (1.14%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 13 (14.77%) SCOM
2 12 (13.64%) SCCM
3 2 (2.27%) NetBackup
4 1 (1.14%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 21 (23.86%) Citrix
2 15 (17.05%) Oracle
3 11 (12.50%) VMware
4 9 (10.23%) Cisco
5 8 (9.09%) Microsoft
6 5 (5.68%) McAfee
6 5 (5.68%) AppSense
6 5 (5.68%) SolarWinds
7 4 (4.55%) Symantec
7 4 (4.55%) EMC
8 2 (2.27%) Nortel
8 2 (2.27%) Cognos
8 2 (2.27%) Dell
8 2 (2.27%) BT
8 2 (2.27%) Avaya
8 2 (2.27%) NetApp
8 2 (2.27%) Mitel
9 1 (1.14%) Kaspersky
9 1 (1.14%) Meru Networks
9 1 (1.14%) CheckPoint