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 5 May 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Local Government
Rank 31 23 16
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -7
Contract jobs citing Local Government 5 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 2.20% 0.76% 3.26%
As % of the General category 8.47% 2.78% 10.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
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£400 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £389 £375 £328
% change year-on-year
+3.66% +14.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £15.31
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.53 £24.90
% change year-on-year
+1.36% +38.66%
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
59 36 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 25.99% 27.48% 30.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 23 18
Average daily rate £438 £325 £244
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.61% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £300 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £415 £417
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 5 6
Average hourly rate £26.50 £17.03 £19.15
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+55.65% -11.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £12.63 £15.31
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.05 £32.00 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £26.74 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-6.48% +0.88%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Staffordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Local Government across the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 5 May 2015.

Local Government Daily Rate Histogram 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
Contract Job Locations in Staffordshire

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 Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 5 May 2015. 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
Stafford - 1 £400 -
Local Government
West Midlands

Local Government
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 4 (66.67%) Project Management
2 3 (50.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 3 (50.00%) Mentoring
2 3 (50.00%) Coaching
2 3 (50.00%) Supplier Management
2 3 (50.00%) MS Project
2 3 (50.00%) PRINCE2
2 3 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (33.33%) IBM Notes
3 2 (33.33%) SharePoint
3 2 (33.33%) MS Exchange
3 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 2 (33.33%) Citrix
3 2 (33.33%) Lotus
3 2 (33.33%) NHS
3 2 (33.33%) Private Cloud
3 2 (33.33%) Lync
4 1 (16.67%) PABX
4 1 (16.67%) MarkLogic
4 1 (16.67%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (16.67%) NoSQL
4 1 (16.67%) i2
4 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
4 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
4 1 (16.67%) Open Source
4 1 (16.67%) Process Management
4 1 (16.67%) Workflow
4 1 (16.67%) Information Security
4 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development

Local Government
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (33.33%) IBM Notes
1 2 (33.33%) SharePoint
1 2 (33.33%) MS Exchange
1 2 (33.33%) Lync
2 1 (16.67%) JBoss
Applications
1 3 (50.00%) MS Project
1 3 (50.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) PABX
1 1 (16.67%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) MarkLogic
1 1 (16.67%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Eclipse
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) Project Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Transformation Project Manager
2 1 (16.67%) ICT Project Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Rapid Application Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Applications Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Service Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Network Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Network Project Manager
2 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) Web Services
1 1 (16.67%) XML
1 1 (16.67%) .NET
1 1 (16.67%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) NHS
1 2 (33.33%) Private Cloud
2 1 (16.67%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (16.67%) Open Source
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Project Management
2 3 (50.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 3 (50.00%) Mentoring
2 3 (50.00%) Coaching
2 3 (50.00%) Supplier Management
2 3 (50.00%) PRINCE2
3 1 (16.67%) Process Management
3 1 (16.67%) Workflow
3 1 (16.67%) Information Security
3 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (16.67%) Document Management
3 1 (16.67%) EAI
3 1 (16.67%) SOA
3 1 (16.67%) RAD
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) XQuery
1 1 (16.67%) Java
1 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
1 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (33.33%) Citrix
2 2 (33.33%) Lotus
3 1 (16.67%) i2