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 April 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 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Local Government
Rank 71 85 84
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -1
Contract jobs citing Local Government 84 52 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.17% 1.69% 1.49%
As % of the General category 6.02% 5.37% 4.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 16 8
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£400 £350 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +12.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £250 £122
10% offered a daily rate of more than £466 £575 £454
UK excluding London average daily rate £394 £375 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 31 20
Average hourly rate £27.50 £35.00 £42.79
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.42% -18.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.16 £25.00 £24.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £45.00 £57.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
- +40.00%
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
1396 969 844
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 36.00% 31.41% 34.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 732 534 379
Average daily rate £400 £390 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +11.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £228 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £538 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 48 55
Average hourly rate £21.25 £31.56 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.65% +53.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.50 £8.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.40 £45.00 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.40%

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 April 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 April 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 April 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
Cheshire +2 41 £400 -15.78% 1
Manchester +10 25 £400 +23.07% 1
Merseyside - 11 £400 -
Lancashire -2 2 £331 -32.79% 1
Local Government
England

Local Government
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 57 (40.71%) Oracle
2 49 (35.00%) Oracle EBS R12
3 44 (31.43%) Oracle EBS
4 35 (25.00%) PRINCE2
4 35 (25.00%) Finance
5 30 (21.43%) Migration
6 24 (17.14%) ITIL
7 23 (16.43%) CRM
8 22 (15.71%) Project Management
9 20 (14.29%) SQL
10 19 (13.57%) Microsoft
10 19 (13.57%) SC Cleared
10 19 (13.57%) Security Cleared
11 16 (11.43%) Stakeholder Management
12 15 (10.71%) Oracle BI EE
13 14 (10.00%) Citrix
13 14 (10.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 13 (9.29%) SharePoint
14 13 (9.29%) Service Delivery
14 13 (9.29%) Data Migration
15 11 (7.86%) Change Control
15 11 (7.86%) Oracle Payroll
15 11 (7.86%) Active Directory
16 10 (7.14%) ERP
16 10 (7.14%) MS Visio
16 10 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
16 10 (7.14%) MS Project
16 10 (7.14%) Data Protection
17 9 (6.43%) Oracle HRMS
17 9 (6.43%) TOGAF

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

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 13 (9.29%) SharePoint
2 4 (2.86%) BizTalk Server
2 4 (2.86%) IBM Notes
2 4 (2.86%) Oracle Self-Service HR
3 1 (0.71%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (0.71%) CMS
3 1 (0.71%) Liferay
Applications
1 10 (7.14%) MS Project
1 10 (7.14%) MS Visio
2 7 (5.00%) MS Excel
3 3 (2.14%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 49 (35.00%) Oracle EBS R12
2 44 (31.43%) Oracle EBS
3 11 (7.86%) Oracle Payroll
4 9 (6.43%) Oracle iRecruitment
4 9 (6.43%) Oracle HRMS
5 4 (2.86%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (1.43%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.71%) Agresso
7 1 (0.71%) Oracle ERP
7 1 (0.71%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.71%) Oracle Payables
7 1 (0.71%) Oracle Internet Expenses
Cloud Services
1 8 (5.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (2.86%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.29%) DHCP
1 6 (4.29%) VLAN
2 5 (3.57%) WAN
3 3 (2.14%) MPLS
3 3 (2.14%) EIGRP
3 3 (2.14%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (1.43%) DMZ
5 1 (0.71%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.71%) VPN
5 1 (0.71%) Wireless
5 1 (0.71%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (10.71%) Oracle BI EE
2 9 (6.43%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (4.29%) Oracle Reports
4 5 (3.57%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.71%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 3 (2.14%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 35 (25.00%) Finance
2 7 (5.00%) Legal
3 1 (0.71%) Manufacturing
3 1 (0.71%) Publishing
3 1 (0.71%) Multimedia
3 1 (0.71%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 38 (27.14%) Consultant
2 36 (25.71%) Project Manager
3 35 (25.00%) Oracle Consultant
4 22 (15.71%) Functional Consultant
5 20 (14.29%) Architect
6 16 (11.43%) Oracle Functional Consultant
6 16 (11.43%) Payroll Consultant
7 15 (10.71%) ICT Project Manager
7 15 (10.71%) Solutions Architect
8 14 (10.00%) Oracle Payroll Consultant
9 13 (9.29%) E-Business Consultant
10 11 (7.86%) Oracle HR Consultant
11 10 (7.14%) Analyst
12 8 (5.71%) Business Consultant
12 8 (5.71%) Oracle HR Functional Consultant
12 8 (5.71%) Business Analyst
13 7 (5.00%) Oracle Payroll Functional Consultant
14 6 (4.29%) Developer
14 6 (4.29%) Senior Manager
14 6 (4.29%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (5.71%) CSS
1 8 (5.71%) SAML
1 8 (5.71%) OAuth
1 8 (5.71%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 8 (5.71%) Open Source
1 8 (5.71%) Mobile App
2 7 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (3.57%) NHS
4 3 (2.14%) SCORM
5 2 (1.43%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.43%) Handset
5 2 (1.43%) Life Science
6 1 (0.71%) Clustering
6 1 (0.71%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.71%) Statistics
6 1 (0.71%) Taxonomies
6 1 (0.71%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 7 (5.00%) Windows
2 6 (4.29%) Windows 7
3 5 (3.57%) Windows XP
4 1 (0.71%) Windows Vista
4 1 (0.71%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.71%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (25.00%) PRINCE2
2 30 (21.43%) Migration
3 24 (17.14%) ITIL
4 23 (16.43%) CRM
5 22 (15.71%) Project Management
6 16 (11.43%) Stakeholder Management
7 13 (9.29%) Service Delivery
7 13 (9.29%) Data Migration
8 11 (7.86%) Change Control
9 10 (7.14%) Data Protection
9 10 (7.14%) ERP
9 10 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
10 9 (6.43%) TOGAF
11 8 (5.71%) Agile Software Development
11 8 (5.71%) Business Analysis
11 8 (5.71%) Project Planning
11 8 (5.71%) SOA
12 7 (5.00%) Matrix Management
13 5 (3.57%) BPR
13 5 (3.57%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (14.29%) SQL
2 7 (5.00%) C
3 2 (1.43%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (13.57%) SC Cleared
1 19 (13.57%) Security Cleared
2 14 (10.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 8 (5.71%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 6 (4.29%) CCNA
4 6 (4.29%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (2.86%) ISEB
6 1 (0.71%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.71%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.71%) MCDST
6 1 (0.71%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.71%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.71%) QA
System Software
1 11 (7.86%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.86%) Microsoft App-V
2 4 (2.86%) Xen
2 4 (2.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (2.86%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (3.57%) SCCM
2 1 (0.71%) SCOM
Vendors
1 57 (40.71%) Oracle
2 19 (13.57%) Microsoft
3 14 (10.00%) Citrix
4 6 (4.29%) Cisco
5 4 (2.86%) EMC
5 4 (2.86%) SAP
5 4 (2.86%) VMware
5 4 (2.86%) Lotus
6 3 (2.14%) Symantec
6 3 (2.14%) McAfee
6 3 (2.14%) Juniper
7 2 (1.43%) Informatica
7 2 (1.43%) HP
8 1 (0.71%) AppSense
8 1 (0.71%) Civica
8 1 (0.71%) Capita
8 1 (0.71%) Trapeze
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