The first 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 30 July 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 Scotland 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Local Government
Rank 122 101 100
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -1
Contract jobs citing Local Government 5 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.18% 0.12% 0.12%
As % of the General category 0.45% 0.28% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 1
Average daily rate
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£400 £313 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.00% -37.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.35% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £12.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.86 £22.54 £22.41
% change year-on-year
+5.83% +0.58%
General Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
1119 1081 1344
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 40.56% 43.96% 51.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 535 522 631
Average daily rate £400 £396 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.01% +9.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £270 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
- +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 39 28
Average hourly rate £11.25 £11.00 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.27% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £9.25 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.80 £20.20 £30.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £22.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-2.22% -15.09%
Local Government
UK

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 30 July 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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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
Glasgow - - - -
Local Government
UK

Local Government
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, 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 4 (40.00%) Oracle
1 4 (40.00%) Oracle EBS R12
2 3 (30.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 3 (30.00%) Oracle Database
2 3 (30.00%) Test Scripting
2 3 (30.00%) System Testing
2 3 (30.00%) Oracle Applications
2 3 (30.00%) Service Delivery
2 3 (30.00%) Change Management
2 3 (30.00%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (30.00%) Finance
2 3 (30.00%) ITIL
2 3 (30.00%) Oracle Reports
2 3 (30.00%) Oracle Financials
2 3 (30.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (30.00%) ERP
2 3 (30.00%) SLA
2 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (10.00%) Marketing
3 1 (10.00%) Business Development
3 1 (10.00%) Business Analysis
3 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (10.00%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (10.00%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (10.00%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (10.00%) Oracle Cash Management
3 1 (10.00%) SQL
3 1 (10.00%) Validation
3 1 (10.00%) Oracle HRMS

Local Government
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, 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.

Applications
1 3 (30.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (40.00%) Oracle EBS R12
2 3 (30.00%) Oracle Applications
2 3 (30.00%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (30.00%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (10.00%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (10.00%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (10.00%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (10.00%) Oracle Cash Management
3 1 (10.00%) Oracle HRMS
3 1 (10.00%) Oracle Payroll
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (30.00%) Oracle Database
1 3 (30.00%) Oracle Reports
General
1 3 (30.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Consultant
1 4 (40.00%) Oracle Consultant
2 3 (30.00%) Oracle Functional Consultant
2 3 (30.00%) Functional Consultant
2 3 (30.00%) Senior Project Manager
2 3 (30.00%) Senior Manager
2 3 (30.00%) Project Manager
3 2 (20.00%) Support Consultant
3 2 (20.00%) Oracle Payroll Consultant
3 2 (20.00%) Oracle HR Consultant
3 2 (20.00%) Payroll Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) Oracle Applications Support
4 1 (10.00%) Oracle Payroll Functional Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) E-Business Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) Technical Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) Business Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) Sales Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Oracle HR Functional Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) Oracle Technical Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) Architect
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) Root Cause Analysis
1 3 (30.00%) Test Scripting
1 3 (30.00%) System Testing
1 3 (30.00%) Service Delivery
1 3 (30.00%) Change Management
1 3 (30.00%) ITIL
1 3 (30.00%) ERP
2 1 (10.00%) Business Development
2 1 (10.00%) Business Analysis
2 1 (10.00%) Validation
2 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
1 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (30.00%) SLA
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) Oracle
2 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (10.00%) Citrix