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 22 August 2014 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Local Government
Rank 92 103 114
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +11
Contract jobs citing Local Government 45 36 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.41% 1.24% 0.82%
As % of the General category 4.50% 3.50% 2.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 12 6
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£369 £325 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.46% -18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £252 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £406 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £306 £349
% change year-on-year
+22.44% -12.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 22 18
Average hourly rate £31.50 £31.56 £29.89
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.17% +5.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.86 £15.83 £16.51
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £44.47 £47.84
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.50 £23.21 £23.69
% change year-on-year
+27.10% -2.03%
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
1000 1028 1166
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 31.31% 35.31% 35.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 555 509 635
Average daily rate £400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.64% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 57 52
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £22.46
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -22.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.72 £10.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £40.00 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
- -18.18%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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 22 August 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 0 29 - -
Manchester +1 8 £363 +45.00% 2
Lancashire -11 6 £350 +16.66%
Local Government
England

Local Government
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 28 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 27 (32.14%) Windows
2 27 (32.14%) ITIL
3 20 (23.81%) Finance
4 18 (21.43%) PRINCE2
5 16 (19.05%) Citrix
5 16 (19.05%) Windows 7
6 15 (17.86%) Active Directory
6 15 (17.86%) Oracle
7 14 (16.67%) Change Management
8 13 (15.48%) Migration
8 13 (15.48%) WAN
9 12 (14.29%) LAN
9 12 (14.29%) Oracle EBS
9 12 (14.29%) Oracle EBS R12
10 11 (13.10%) SC Cleared
10 11 (13.10%) Security Cleared
10 11 (13.10%) SQL
10 11 (13.10%) ISEB
11 10 (11.90%) CRM
11 10 (11.90%) Oracle BI EE
11 10 (11.90%) Windows Server 2008
12 9 (10.71%) SCCM
12 9 (10.71%) Cisco
12 9 (10.71%) Windows Server 2003
12 9 (10.71%) Project Management
12 9 (10.71%) Project Planning
13 8 (9.52%) SCOM
13 8 (9.52%) XenApp
14 7 (8.33%) VLAN

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

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 (7.14%) SharePoint
2 4 (4.76%) MS Exchange
2 4 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (2.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.19%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (1.19%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (3.57%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 12 (14.29%) Oracle EBS
1 12 (14.29%) Oracle EBS R12
2 6 (7.14%) Oracle Payroll
Communications & Networking
1 13 (15.48%) WAN
2 12 (14.29%) LAN
3 7 (8.33%) VLAN
3 7 (8.33%) Internet
4 5 (5.95%) Firewall
4 5 (5.95%) SAN
5 3 (3.57%) Wireless
5 3 (3.57%) DHCP
5 3 (3.57%) DNS
6 2 (2.38%) TCP/IP
6 2 (2.38%) VPN
6 2 (2.38%) FWSM
6 2 (2.38%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (1.19%) Reverse Proxy
7 1 (1.19%) OSPF
7 1 (1.19%) EIGRP
7 1 (1.19%) LDAP
7 1 (1.19%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (11.90%) Oracle BI EE
2 4 (4.76%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.38%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (1.19%) MSI
General
1 20 (23.81%) Finance
2 1 (1.19%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.19%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 18 (21.43%) Project Manager
2 10 (11.90%) ICT Project Manager
3 9 (10.71%) Analyst
4 6 (7.14%) Senior Project Manager
4 6 (7.14%) Senior Manager
5 5 (5.95%) Oracle Payroll Consultant
5 5 (5.95%) Payroll Consultant
5 5 (5.95%) Oracle Consultant
5 5 (5.95%) Architect
5 5 (5.95%) Consultant
6 4 (4.76%) Business Analyst
6 4 (4.76%) Server Engineer
6 4 (4.76%) Network Manager
7 3 (3.57%) Environment Manager
7 3 (3.57%) Designer
7 3 (3.57%) Solutions Architect
7 3 (3.57%) Solutions Designer
7 3 (3.57%) IT Project Manager
7 3 (3.57%) Windows Server Engineer
7 3 (3.57%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.57%) .NET
2 2 (2.38%) Middleware
3 1 (1.19%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.95%) PKI
2 3 (3.57%) Handset
3 2 (2.38%) Blackberry
3 2 (2.38%) NHS
3 2 (2.38%) Thin Client
3 2 (2.38%) CESG
3 2 (2.38%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.38%) Clustering
3 2 (2.38%) iPad
3 2 (2.38%) Fat Client
4 1 (1.19%) FMCG
4 1 (1.19%) GIS
4 1 (1.19%) Life Science
4 1 (1.19%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 27 (32.14%) Windows
2 16 (19.05%) Windows 7
3 10 (11.90%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (10.71%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (8.33%) Windows XP
6 6 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (2.38%) UNIX
7 2 (2.38%) AIX
7 2 (2.38%) Windows Vista
8 1 (1.19%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 27 (32.14%) ITIL
3 18 (21.43%) PRINCE2
4 14 (16.67%) Change Management
5 13 (15.48%) Migration
6 10 (11.90%) CRM
7 9 (10.71%) Project Management
7 9 (10.71%) Project Planning
8 6 (7.14%) PRINCE
9 5 (5.95%) Supplier Management
10 4 (4.76%) Performance Management
10 4 (4.76%) Data Protection
11 3 (3.57%) Matrix Management
11 3 (3.57%) Capacity Planning
11 3 (3.57%) Test Management
11 3 (3.57%) Service Management
11 3 (3.57%) Business Analysis
12 2 (2.38%) Business Intelligence
12 2 (2.38%) SOA
12 2 (2.38%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 11 (13.10%) SQL
2 1 (1.19%) C#
2 1 (1.19%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 11 (13.10%) SC Cleared
1 11 (13.10%) Security Cleared
1 11 (13.10%) ISEB
2 6 (7.14%) CCNP
2 6 (7.14%) ITIL Certification
2 6 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (7.14%) ISEB Practitioner
3 5 (5.95%) CCNA
4 4 (4.76%) CCIE
4 4 (4.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 4 (4.76%) CCSA
5 2 (2.38%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (2.38%) MCDST
6 1 (1.19%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.19%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 15 (17.86%) Active Directory
2 8 (9.52%) XenApp
3 5 (5.95%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (4.76%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 3 (3.57%) vSphere
6 2 (2.38%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (1.19%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 9 (10.71%) SCCM
2 8 (9.52%) SCOM
3 1 (1.19%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 16 (19.05%) Citrix
2 15 (17.86%) Oracle
3 9 (10.71%) Cisco
4 7 (8.33%) Microsoft
5 6 (7.14%) VMware
6 5 (5.95%) SolarWinds
6 5 (5.95%) McAfee
7 4 (4.76%) Symantec
8 2 (2.38%) Cognos
8 2 (2.38%) AppSense
9 1 (1.19%) Meru Networks
9 1 (1.19%) ESRI
9 1 (1.19%) HP
9 1 (1.19%) Juniper
9 1 (1.19%) Siebel
9 1 (1.19%) SAP
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