The 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 28 July 2015 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
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Local Government
Rank 97 97 96
Rank change year-on-year
0 -1
Contract jobs citing Local Government 57 37 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.49% 1.21% 1.16%
As % of the General category 4.18% 3.91% 3.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 6 12
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£425 £413 £403
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +2.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £309 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £488 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
-9.26% +14.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 17 15
Average hourly rate £30.25 £31.56 £32.56
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.13% -3.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.59 £13.41 £16.84
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.25 £45.00 £44.96
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £27.50 £20.75
% change year-on-year
-30.90% +32.53%
Local Government
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

General Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
1364 947 913
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 35.65% 31.01% 34.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 738 542 439
Average daily rate £400 £400 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £238 £234
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £383 £388
% change year-on-year
+3.92% -1.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 40 50
Average hourly rate £16.50 £25.00 £16.84
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.00% +48.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £13.88 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.71 £39.00 £43.94
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £22.50

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 28 July 2015.

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 28 July 2015.

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 28 July 2015. 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
Manchester +20 39 £418 - 8
Cheshire -15 16 £375 - 2
Lancashire +7 1 £450 +5.88%
Local Government
England

Local Government
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, 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 69 (48.59%) Oracle
2 51 (35.92%) Oracle EBS R12
3 47 (33.10%) Oracle EBS
4 35 (24.65%) Finance
4 35 (24.65%) PRINCE2
5 34 (23.94%) Migration
6 32 (22.54%) SQL
7 28 (19.72%) ITIL
8 27 (19.01%) CRM
8 27 (19.01%) Microsoft
9 25 (17.61%) Citrix
10 23 (16.20%) Oracle BI EE
11 21 (14.79%) Project Management
12 18 (12.68%) SC Cleared
12 18 (12.68%) Security Cleared
13 17 (11.97%) SharePoint
14 16 (11.27%) Stakeholder Management
14 16 (11.27%) Data Migration
15 14 (9.86%) Service Delivery
16 13 (9.15%) SCCM
16 13 (9.15%) Oracle Database
16 13 (9.15%) Microsoft App-V
16 13 (9.15%) SAP
17 12 (8.45%) IBM Notes
17 12 (8.45%) Lotus
17 12 (8.45%) Active Directory
17 12 (8.45%) EMC
17 12 (8.45%) VMware
17 12 (8.45%) Capacity Planning
17 12 (8.45%) Office 365

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

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, 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 17 (11.97%) SharePoint
2 12 (8.45%) IBM Notes
3 4 (2.82%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (1.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (1.41%) Oracle Self-Service HR
5 1 (0.70%) CMS
5 1 (0.70%) Liferay
5 1 (0.70%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.70%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 11 (7.75%) MS Project
2 9 (6.34%) MS Visio
3 5 (3.52%) MS Office
3 5 (3.52%) MS Excel
4 1 (0.70%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 51 (35.92%) Oracle EBS R12
2 47 (33.10%) Oracle EBS
3 11 (7.75%) Oracle Payroll
4 7 (4.93%) Oracle HRMS
5 6 (4.23%) Oracle iRecruitment
6 4 (2.82%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (1.41%) Oracle Internet Expenses
7 2 (1.41%) Oracle Payables
7 2 (1.41%) Oracle ERP
7 2 (1.41%) Oracle Applications
8 1 (0.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 1 (0.70%) Oracle Financials
8 1 (0.70%) Agresso
8 1 (0.70%) Oracle Receivables
8 1 (0.70%) Oracle Cash Management
8 1 (0.70%) Oracle Assets
8 1 (0.70%) Oracle E-Business Tax
8 1 (0.70%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 12 (8.45%) Office 365
2 8 (5.63%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (5.63%) WAN
2 3 (2.11%) VLAN
3 2 (1.41%) Wireless
3 2 (1.41%) DHCP
3 2 (1.41%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.41%) VPN
3 2 (1.41%) DMZ
4 1 (0.70%) Firewall
4 1 (0.70%) LAN
4 1 (0.70%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (16.20%) Oracle BI EE
2 13 (9.15%) Oracle Database
3 10 (7.04%) Data Warehouse
4 7 (4.93%) Oracle Reports
5 3 (2.11%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.70%) Oracle OWB
6 1 (0.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.70%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.70%) QlikView
6 1 (0.70%) BusinessObjects XI
6 1 (0.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.70%) SQL Server
6 1 (0.70%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.70%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.70%) Microsoft Power View
Development Applications
1 1 (0.70%) Ant
1 1 (0.70%) MSI
1 1 (0.70%) AdminStudio
General
1 35 (24.65%) Finance
2 5 (3.52%) Legal
3 1 (0.70%) Manufacturing
3 1 (0.70%) Publishing
3 1 (0.70%) Multimedia
3 1 (0.70%) General Ledger
3 1 (0.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 40 (28.17%) Consultant
2 34 (23.94%) Project Manager
2 34 (23.94%) Oracle Consultant
3 21 (14.79%) Functional Consultant
4 20 (14.08%) Architect
5 16 (11.27%) Solutions Architect
6 15 (10.56%) Oracle Functional Consultant
6 15 (10.56%) ICT Project Manager
7 14 (9.86%) Oracle HR Consultant
8 13 (9.15%) Payroll Consultant
9 11 (7.75%) Oracle Payroll Consultant
10 10 (7.04%) E-Business Consultant
11 9 (6.34%) Oracle HR Functional Consultant
12 8 (5.63%) Business Consultant
12 8 (5.63%) Developer
13 7 (4.93%) Senior Manager
13 7 (4.93%) Senior Project Manager
14 6 (4.23%) Oracle Developer
14 6 (4.23%) Analyst
14 6 (4.23%) Senior ICT Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (5.63%) CSS
1 8 (5.63%) SAML
1 8 (5.63%) OAuth
1 8 (5.63%) CSS3
2 1 (0.70%) Application Packaging
2 1 (0.70%) MDX
2 1 (0.70%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (5.63%) Mobile App
2 6 (4.23%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (2.82%) Data Centre
4 3 (2.11%) NHS
4 3 (2.11%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.41%) Handset
5 2 (1.41%) Blackberry
5 2 (1.41%) iPad
6 1 (0.70%) Clustering
6 1 (0.70%) Taxonomies
6 1 (0.70%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 7 (4.93%) Windows
2 6 (4.23%) Windows 7
3 4 (2.82%) Windows XP
4 2 (1.41%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (24.65%) PRINCE2
2 34 (23.94%) Migration
3 28 (19.72%) ITIL
4 27 (19.01%) CRM
5 21 (14.79%) Project Management
6 16 (11.27%) Stakeholder Management
6 16 (11.27%) Data Migration
7 14 (9.86%) Service Delivery
8 12 (8.45%) Data Protection
8 12 (8.45%) Capacity Planning
9 11 (7.75%) Project Planning
10 10 (7.04%) Business Intelligence
11 9 (6.34%) ERP
11 9 (6.34%) Agile Software Development
11 9 (6.34%) Matrix Management
12 8 (5.63%) Open Source
12 8 (5.63%) SOA
12 8 (5.63%) Change Management
13 7 (4.93%) TOGAF
14 6 (4.23%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 32 (22.54%) SQL
2 5 (3.52%) C
3 3 (2.11%) PL/SQL
4 2 (1.41%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.70%) VBScript
5 1 (0.70%) VB
Qualifications
1 18 (12.68%) SC Cleared
1 18 (12.68%) Security Cleared
2 11 (7.75%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 9 (6.34%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 3 (2.11%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (2.11%) CCNA
5 2 (1.41%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (1.41%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (1.41%) MCDST
6 1 (0.70%) Degree
6 1 (0.70%) CCSA
6 1 (0.70%) ISEB
6 1 (0.70%) CCIE
6 1 (0.70%) CCNP
System Software
1 13 (9.15%) Microsoft App-V
2 12 (8.45%) Xen
2 12 (8.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (8.45%) Hyper-V
2 12 (8.45%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.70%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 13 (9.15%) SCCM
Vendors
1 69 (48.59%) Oracle
2 27 (19.01%) Microsoft
3 25 (17.61%) Citrix
4 13 (9.15%) SAP
5 12 (8.45%) Lotus
5 12 (8.45%) VMware
5 12 (8.45%) EMC
6 3 (2.11%) LANDesk
6 3 (2.11%) Cisco
6 3 (2.11%) HP
7 2 (1.41%) Symantec
7 2 (1.41%) McAfee
7 2 (1.41%) Juniper
7 2 (1.41%) Informatica
8 1 (0.70%) SolarWinds
8 1 (0.70%) AppSense