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 30 October 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
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Local Government
Rank 25 19 41
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +22
Contract jobs citing Local Government 1 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 0.76% 0.82% 0.50%
As % of the General category 2.70% 4.17% 1.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£375 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £369 £338 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.25% -3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £19.37
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.75 £31.56 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-12.05% +66.07%
Local Government
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
37 24 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 28.24% 19.67% 28.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 15 28
Average daily rate £325 £294 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.63% -5.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £302 £210 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £480 £333
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 1
Average hourly rate £21.50 £27.50 £19.37
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.81% +41.97%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £21.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+19.04% -19.23%

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 12 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, 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 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (50.00%) SQL
1 2 (50.00%) T-SQL
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (50.00%) MS Excel
1 2 (50.00%) SharePoint
1 2 (50.00%) Data Modelling
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (50.00%) Open Source
1 2 (50.00%) PowerPivot
1 2 (50.00%) User Experience
2 1 (25.00%) Performance Management

Local Government
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (50.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (50.00%) MS Excel
1 2 (50.00%) PowerPivot
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Analyst
2 2 (50.00%) Data Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Change Project Manager
3 1 (25.00%) Project Support Officer
3 1 (25.00%) Business Project Manager
3 1 (25.00%) Project Manager
3 1 (25.00%) Business Manager
3 1 (25.00%) Performance Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Project Officer
3 1 (25.00%) Business Change Project Manager
3 1 (25.00%) Service Manager
3 1 (25.00%) Change Manager
3 1 (25.00%) Business Change Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Open Source
1 2 (50.00%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (50.00%) Data Modelling
2 1 (25.00%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) SQL
1 2 (50.00%) T-SQL
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft