The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Local Government in IT contracts advertised for the Staffordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Local Government over the 3 months to 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Local Government
Rank 18 21 34
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +13
Contract jobs citing Local Government 1 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 1.16% 3.40% 1.22%
As % of the General category 5.00% 11.90% 6.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 0
Average daily rate
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£325 £290 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.06% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+30.76% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £15.21 £9.84
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +54.60%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £31.56 £19.39
% change year-on-year
-42.95% +62.73%
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West Midlands

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

General Category
Staffordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
20 42 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 23.26% 28.57% 17.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 29 11
Average daily rate £325 £325 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £322 £255 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £406 £610
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 4
Average hourly rate - £19.00 £11.66
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +62.95%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £22.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+20.45% -12.00%

Local Government
Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

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

Local Government Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

Local Government
Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Local Government Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

Local Government
Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Local Government Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

Local Government
Top 2 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Staffordshire 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 1 (50.00%) NHS
1 1 (50.00%) Project Management

Local Government
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Staffordshire 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.

Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Project Manager
2 1 (50.00%) Service Manager
2 1 (50.00%) Change Manager
2 1 (50.00%) Business Change Manager
2 1 (50.00%) Business Project Manager
2 1 (50.00%) Business Manager
2 1 (50.00%) Business Change Project Manager
2 1 (50.00%) Change Project Manager
2 1 (50.00%) Transformation Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Project Management