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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Local Government
Rank 107 90 102
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +12
Contract jobs citing Local Government 55 45 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.25% 1.45% 1.20%
As % of the General category 3.47% 4.60% 3.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 8 11
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£425 £369 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.25% +22.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £273 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £490 £406
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £400 £300
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +33.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 25 23
Average hourly rate £22.50 £31.56 £31.56
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.69% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.34 £12.86 £15.94
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £45.00 £40.57
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.24 £31.50 £22.88
% change year-on-year
-45.26% +37.70%
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
1584 978 1018
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 36.13% 31.53% 34.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 887 535 510
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £250 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £390 £385
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 40 59
Average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.07 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £56.97 £45.00 £33.68
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £23.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+19.56% +4.54%

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 2 September 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 2 September 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 2 September 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 +16 45 £425 +17.24% 2
Cheshire -31 10 £425 - 1
Local Government
England

Local Government
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 48 (50.53%) Oracle
2 36 (37.89%) Oracle EBS
3 34 (35.79%) Oracle EBS R12
4 28 (29.47%) Finance
5 24 (25.26%) SQL
6 23 (24.21%) Migration
7 19 (20.00%) CRM
7 19 (20.00%) Microsoft
8 18 (18.95%) Citrix
8 18 (18.95%) Oracle BI EE
9 14 (14.74%) PRINCE2
9 14 (14.74%) Data Migration
10 13 (13.68%) ITIL
11 12 (12.63%) Project Management
11 12 (12.63%) Active Directory
12 11 (11.58%) SC Cleared
12 11 (11.58%) Security Cleared
13 10 (10.53%) Oracle Payroll
14 9 (9.47%) Microsoft App-V
14 9 (9.47%) SAP
14 9 (9.47%) SCCM
14 9 (9.47%) Oracle Database
15 8 (8.42%) Hyper-V
15 8 (8.42%) Capacity Planning
15 8 (8.42%) VMware Infrastructure
15 8 (8.42%) Data Protection
15 8 (8.42%) Xen
15 8 (8.42%) Office 365
15 8 (8.42%) Windows
15 8 (8.42%) IBM Notes

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

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 8 (8.42%) IBM Notes
2 7 (7.37%) SharePoint
3 4 (4.21%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (3.16%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (2.11%) Oracle Self-Service HR
6 1 (1.05%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (1.05%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 3 (3.16%) MS Project
1 3 (3.16%) MS Office
1 3 (3.16%) MS Excel
1 3 (3.16%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.05%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 36 (37.89%) Oracle EBS
2 34 (35.79%) Oracle EBS R12
3 10 (10.53%) Oracle Payroll
4 4 (4.21%) Oracle iRecruitment
4 4 (4.21%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (1.05%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (1.05%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (1.05%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (1.05%) Agresso
5 1 (1.05%) Sage 200
5 1 (1.05%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (1.05%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (1.05%) Oracle Cash Management
5 1 (1.05%) Oracle Assets
5 1 (1.05%) Oracle E-Business Tax
5 1 (1.05%) Oracle Internet Expenses
Cloud Services
1 8 (8.42%) Office 365
2 5 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.16%) TCP/IP
1 3 (3.16%) VPN
1 3 (3.16%) WAN
1 3 (3.16%) Wireless
1 3 (3.16%) VLAN
2 2 (2.11%) DHCP
3 1 (1.05%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (1.05%) DMZ
3 1 (1.05%) Firewall
3 1 (1.05%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (18.95%) Oracle BI EE
2 9 (9.47%) Oracle Database
3 7 (7.37%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (3.16%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (2.11%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (2.11%) SQL Server
6 1 (1.05%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (1.05%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.05%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.05%) Microsoft Power View
6 1 (1.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.05%) QlikView
6 1 (1.05%) BusinessObjects XI
6 1 (1.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (1.05%) Oracle OWB
6 1 (1.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (1.05%) Ant
1 1 (1.05%) MSI
1 1 (1.05%) AdminStudio
General
1 28 (29.47%) Finance
2 4 (4.21%) Legal
3 1 (1.05%) General Ledger
3 1 (1.05%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 34 (35.79%) Consultant
2 27 (28.42%) Oracle Consultant
3 17 (17.89%) Functional Consultant
4 15 (15.79%) Project Manager
5 13 (13.68%) Architect
5 13 (13.68%) Oracle Functional Consultant
5 13 (13.68%) Oracle HR Consultant
6 11 (11.58%) Payroll Consultant
7 10 (10.53%) Oracle Payroll Consultant
8 9 (9.47%) Oracle HR Functional Consultant
8 9 (9.47%) Solutions Architect
9 8 (8.42%) Business Consultant
10 7 (7.37%) E-Business Consultant
11 6 (6.32%) ICT Project Manager
12 5 (5.26%) Developer
13 4 (4.21%) Programme Manager
13 4 (4.21%) Senior Manager
13 4 (4.21%) Senior Project Manager
13 4 (4.21%) Applications Architect
13 4 (4.21%) Senior ICT Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.26%) CSS
1 5 (5.26%) SAML
1 5 (5.26%) OAuth
1 5 (5.26%) CSS3
2 3 (3.16%) XML
3 1 (1.05%) Application Packaging
3 1 (1.05%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.26%) Mobile App
2 3 (3.16%) iPad
2 3 (3.16%) Blackberry
2 3 (3.16%) Management Information System
2 3 (3.16%) Handset
3 2 (2.11%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.11%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.05%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 8 (8.42%) Windows
2 7 (7.37%) Windows 7
3 6 (6.32%) Windows XP
4 3 (3.16%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (24.21%) Migration
2 19 (20.00%) CRM
3 14 (14.74%) PRINCE2
3 14 (14.74%) Data Migration
4 13 (13.68%) ITIL
5 12 (12.63%) Project Management
6 8 (8.42%) Stakeholder Management
6 8 (8.42%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (8.42%) Data Protection
6 8 (8.42%) Capacity Planning
7 7 (7.37%) Project Planning
7 7 (7.37%) Service Delivery
7 7 (7.37%) Business Intelligence
8 6 (6.32%) Change Management
9 5 (5.26%) BPR
9 5 (5.26%) SOA
9 5 (5.26%) TOGAF
9 5 (5.26%) Open Source
10 4 (4.21%) Release Management
11 3 (3.16%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (25.26%) SQL
2 2 (2.11%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.05%) PL/SQL
3 1 (1.05%) T-SQL
3 1 (1.05%) VBScript
3 1 (1.05%) VB
Qualifications
1 11 (11.58%) SC Cleared
1 11 (11.58%) Security Cleared
2 4 (4.21%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 3 (3.16%) CCNA
3 3 (3.16%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (3.16%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (3.16%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 3 (3.16%) MCDST
4 2 (2.11%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.05%) CCSA
5 1 (1.05%) Degree
5 1 (1.05%) CCIE
5 1 (1.05%) CCNP
System Software
1 12 (12.63%) Active Directory
2 9 (9.47%) Microsoft App-V
3 8 (8.42%) Xen
3 8 (8.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (8.42%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.05%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 9 (9.47%) SCCM
Vendors
1 48 (50.53%) Oracle
2 19 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 18 (18.95%) Citrix
4 9 (9.47%) SAP
5 8 (8.42%) Lotus
5 8 (8.42%) VMware
5 8 (8.42%) EMC
6 3 (3.16%) LANDesk
6 3 (3.16%) Symantec
6 3 (3.16%) McAfee
6 3 (3.16%) Cisco
6 3 (3.16%) HP
7 2 (2.11%) Juniper
7 2 (2.11%) Informatica
8 1 (1.05%) Sage
8 1 (1.05%) AppSense
8 1 (1.05%) SolarWinds