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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Local Government
Rank 83 86 129
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +43
Contract jobs citing Local Government 55 34 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.73% 1.41% 0.23%
As % of the General category 5.57% 4.12% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 9 2
Average daily rate £350 £260 £261
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.61% -0.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £123 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £453 £362
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £313 £323
% change year-on-year
+16.00% -3.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 18 3
Average hourly rate £35.00 £42.79 £40.07
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.19% +6.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £22.00 £18.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £58.25 £78.61
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £18.48
% change year-on-year
+40.00% +35.31%
General Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
987 826 1095
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 31.11% 34.30% 35.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 540 364 550
Average daily rate £390 £350 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £231 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £475 £511
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 53 46
Average hourly rate £31.53 £20.50 £15.22
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+53.79% +34.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.32 £7.60 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £55.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% +8.00%
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 18 April 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 18 April 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 18 April 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
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IT Job Ads
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Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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Vacancies
Lancashire -16 10 £493 +105.20% 2
Manchester -15 8 £325 +128.07% 1
Local Government
England

Local Government
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 52 (52.00%) Windows
2 38 (38.00%) ITIL
3 34 (34.00%) Citrix
4 31 (31.00%) PRINCE2
5 30 (30.00%) Active Directory
6 29 (29.00%) Windows 7
7 27 (27.00%) XenApp
8 26 (26.00%) Migration
9 19 (19.00%) Windows Server 2008
10 17 (17.00%) Microsoft App-V
10 17 (17.00%) Microsoft
10 17 (17.00%) SharePoint
11 16 (16.00%) AppSense
11 16 (16.00%) SCOM
12 15 (15.00%) SCCM
12 15 (15.00%) Stakeholder Management
12 15 (15.00%) VMware
13 13 (13.00%) Finance
13 13 (13.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 13 (13.00%) Windows Server 2003
13 13 (13.00%) Project Planning
14 12 (12.00%) PowerShell
14 12 (12.00%) WAN
14 12 (12.00%) LAN
14 12 (12.00%) Oracle
15 11 (11.00%) VMware Infrastructure
16 10 (10.00%) Oracle EBS
16 10 (10.00%) Change Management
17 9 (9.00%) ISEB
18 8 (8.00%) SAN

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 17 (17.00%) SharePoint
2 4 (4.00%) IIS
3 3 (3.00%) SharePoint 2010
3 3 (3.00%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (1.00%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 3 (3.00%) MS Project
2 2 (2.00%) MS Visio
2 2 (2.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 10 (10.00%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (6.00%) Oracle EBS R12
3 3 (3.00%) Oracle HRMS
3 3 (3.00%) Oracle Financials
4 2 (2.00%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (2.00%) Oracle Payables
4 2 (2.00%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 2 (2.00%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (1.00%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 12 (12.00%) WAN
1 12 (12.00%) LAN
2 8 (8.00%) SAN
3 6 (6.00%) VLAN
3 6 (6.00%) Internet
4 4 (4.00%) IP Telephony
4 4 (4.00%) Reverse Proxy
4 4 (4.00%) VoIP
4 4 (4.00%) DNS
4 4 (4.00%) DHCP
4 4 (4.00%) IPv4
5 3 (3.00%) Network Security
5 3 (3.00%) Nortel Meridian
6 2 (2.00%) TCP/IP
6 2 (2.00%) SSL
7 1 (1.00%) EIGRP
7 1 (1.00%) OSPF
7 1 (1.00%) Intranet
7 1 (1.00%) LDAP
7 1 (1.00%) FWSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (7.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (2.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (2.00%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (1.00%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (1.00%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.00%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.00%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
3 1 (1.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 8 (8.00%) AdminStudio
2 5 (5.00%) MSI
3 2 (2.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 13 (13.00%) Finance
2 3 (3.00%) Legal
2 3 (3.00%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 22 (22.00%) Analyst
2 20 (20.00%) Project Manager
3 11 (11.00%) ICT Project Manager
4 9 (9.00%) Server Engineer
5 8 (8.00%) Applications Packager
6 7 (7.00%) Architect
6 7 (7.00%) Test Analyst
6 7 (7.00%) Senior Manager
7 6 (6.00%) Senior Project Manager
8 5 (5.00%) Applications Architect
8 5 (5.00%) Coordinator
9 4 (4.00%) PMO Analyst
9 4 (4.00%) Designer
9 4 (4.00%) Network Engineer
9 4 (4.00%) Senior Analyst
9 4 (4.00%) Security Analyst
10 3 (3.00%) Technical Analyst
10 3 (3.00%) IT Project Manager
10 3 (3.00%) Administrator
10 3 (3.00%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (7.00%) Application Packaging
2 5 (5.00%) Middleware
3 3 (3.00%) HTML
3 3 (3.00%) CSS
3 3 (3.00%) jQuery
4 2 (2.00%) HTML5
4 2 (2.00%) CSS3
5 1 (1.00%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.00%) .NET
5 1 (1.00%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (1.00%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.00%) PKI
2 5 (5.00%) Clustering
2 5 (5.00%) GIS
2 5 (5.00%) Mobile App
3 2 (2.00%) CESG
3 2 (2.00%) Taxonomies
3 2 (2.00%) Fat Client
3 2 (2.00%) Enterprise Storage
3 2 (2.00%) Thin Client
4 1 (1.00%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.00%) NHS
4 1 (1.00%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.00%) FMCG
4 1 (1.00%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 52 (52.00%) Windows
2 29 (29.00%) Windows 7
3 19 (19.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 13 (13.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (6.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (5.00%) UNIX
7 4 (4.00%) Windows XP
8 3 (3.00%) Linux
9 2 (2.00%) Windows 2000 Server
9 2 (2.00%) AIX
9 2 (2.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (38.00%) ITIL
2 31 (31.00%) PRINCE2
3 26 (26.00%) Migration
4 15 (15.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 13 (13.00%) Project Planning
6 10 (10.00%) Change Management
7 7 (7.00%) Performance Management
7 7 (7.00%) Compatibility Testing
8 6 (6.00%) ERP
8 6 (6.00%) PRINCE
8 6 (6.00%) Business Intelligence
9 5 (5.00%) Project Management
9 5 (5.00%) SOA
9 5 (5.00%) Master Data Management
9 5 (5.00%) Data Management
10 4 (4.00%) Supplier Management
10 4 (4.00%) User Acceptance Testing
10 4 (4.00%) Performance Analysis
10 4 (4.00%) Service Management
11 3 (3.00%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 12 (12.00%) PowerShell
2 8 (8.00%) VBScript
2 8 (8.00%) VB
3 4 (4.00%) SQL
4 3 (3.00%) C#
4 3 (3.00%) LINC
5 1 (1.00%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.00%) PL/SQL
5 1 (1.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (13.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 9 (9.00%) ISEB
3 6 (6.00%) ISEB Practitioner
4 3 (3.00%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (2.00%) Degree
6 1 (1.00%) CCNP
6 1 (1.00%) CCNA
6 1 (1.00%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (1.00%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 30 (30.00%) Active Directory
2 27 (27.00%) XenApp
3 17 (17.00%) Microsoft App-V
4 11 (11.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (6.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 6 (6.00%) Hyper-V
6 4 (4.00%) vSphere
7 2 (2.00%) XenDesktop
8 1 (1.00%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 16 (16.00%) SCOM
2 15 (15.00%) SCCM
3 2 (2.00%) AppDNA
3 2 (2.00%) NetBackup
4 1 (1.00%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 34 (34.00%) Citrix
2 17 (17.00%) Microsoft
3 16 (16.00%) AppSense
4 15 (15.00%) VMware
5 12 (12.00%) Oracle
6 6 (6.00%) Cisco
7 4 (4.00%) Mitel
7 4 (4.00%) EMC
7 4 (4.00%) Nortel
7 4 (4.00%) Avaya
7 4 (4.00%) Symantec
7 4 (4.00%) McAfee
7 4 (4.00%) BT
8 3 (3.00%) CheckPoint
8 3 (3.00%) SolarWinds
8 3 (3.00%) Kaspersky
9 2 (2.00%) NetApp
9 2 (2.00%) Dell
9 2 (2.00%) Clearswift
10 1 (1.00%) SurfControl
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