The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Local Government in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Local Government over the 3 months to 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Local Government
Rank 122 118 120
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +2
Contract jobs citing Local Government 3 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.12% 0.19% 0.042%
As % of the General category 0.27% 0.41% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Average daily rate - £330 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £425 £314
% change year-on-year
-17.64% +35.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.97 £18.07 £25.04
% change year-on-year
+16.09% -27.85%
Local Government
UK

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

General Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
1132 1222 964
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 44.99% 46.08% 40.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 530 646 459
Average daily rate £420 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 11 16
Average hourly rate £33.71 £26.75 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.01% +52.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.75 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 £26.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+23.07% +20.93%

Local Government
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Local Government across the Scotland region as a proportion of the total demand within the General category.

Local Government Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Local Government
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Local Government across the Scotland region.

Local Government Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

Local Government
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Local Government across the Scotland region.

Local Government Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

Local Government
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

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 Scotland region over the 3 months to 13 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Edinburgh - 3 - - 2
Local Government
UK

Local Government
Top 22 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 3 (50.00%) ERP
1 3 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (33.33%) Finance
3 1 (16.67%) Change Management
3 1 (16.67%) Windows 7
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (16.67%) DevOps
3 1 (16.67%) Programme Management
3 1 (16.67%) WMI
3 1 (16.67%) Test Management
3 1 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (16.67%) DHCP
3 1 (16.67%) DNS
3 1 (16.67%) Cisco
3 1 (16.67%) Terminal Services
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (16.67%) Project Management
3 1 (16.67%) .NET
3 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
3 1 (16.67%) SAP
3 1 (16.67%) Classic ASP
3 1 (16.67%) Windows

Local Government
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
1 1 (16.67%) DHCP
1 1 (16.67%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Architect
1 2 (33.33%) ERP Manager
1 2 (33.33%) Project Manager
2 1 (16.67%) .NET Developer
2 1 (16.67%) ASP Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Change Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Classic ASP Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Developer
2 1 (16.67%) DevOps Architect
2 1 (16.67%) ERP Implementation Manager
2 1 (16.67%) ERP Implementation Project Manager
2 1 (16.67%) ERP Project Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Implementation Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Implementation Project Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Project Implementation Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Solutions Architect
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Developer
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) .NET
1 1 (16.67%) Classic ASP
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Windows
1 1 (16.67%) Windows 7
1 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) ERP
1 3 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (16.67%) Change Management
2 1 (16.67%) DevOps
2 1 (16.67%) Programme Management
2 1 (16.67%) Project Management
2 1 (16.67%) Test Management
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) WMI
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Cisco
1 1 (16.67%) SAP