The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Local Government in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Local Government over the 3 months to 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Local Government
Rank 195 203 196
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -7
Contract jobs citing Local Government 5 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.089% 0.074% 0.065%
As % of the General category 0.17% 0.13% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 1
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£438 £350 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -22.22%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.84 £31.56 £19.39
% change year-on-year
-46.64% +62.73%
Local Government
London

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

General Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
2912 3789 3423
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 51.61% 55.74% 55.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 2299 2878 2619
Average daily rate £475 £500 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £313 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 54 54
Average hourly rate £18.75 £20.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -6.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £11.50 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.45 £40.00 £48.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.69 £24.25 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-6.43% +7.77%

Local Government
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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

Local Government Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Local Government
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Local Government Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Local Government
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Local Government across the City of London region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

Local Government Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Local Government
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Local Government Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

Local Government
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 (33.33%) ITIL
2 3 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (25.00%) Telecoms
2 3 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (25.00%) SC Cleared
2 3 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (25.00%) Web Services
3 2 (16.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 2 (16.67%) Network Architecture
3 2 (16.67%) Validation
3 2 (16.67%) Migration
3 2 (16.67%) Systems Analysis
3 2 (16.67%) Network Security
3 2 (16.67%) Civica
3 2 (16.67%) Capita
3 2 (16.67%) Academy Housing
3 2 (16.67%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
3 2 (16.67%) Orchard
3 2 (16.67%) Firewall
3 2 (16.67%) Business Objects
3 2 (16.67%) LAN
3 2 (16.67%) WAN
3 2 (16.67%) PRINCE
3 2 (16.67%) Internet
4 1 (8.33%) DWDM
4 1 (8.33%) MPLS
4 1 (8.33%) BCP
4 1 (8.33%) Project Management
4 1 (8.33%) DHCP
4 1 (8.33%) VPN

Local Government
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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.

Business Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Academy Housing
1 2 (16.67%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (8.33%) SaaS
1 1 (8.33%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) Network Security
1 2 (16.67%) Firewall
1 2 (16.67%) LAN
1 2 (16.67%) WAN
1 2 (16.67%) Internet
2 1 (8.33%) DWDM
2 1 (8.33%) MPLS
2 1 (8.33%) DHCP
2 1 (8.33%) VPN
2 1 (8.33%) DNS
2 1 (8.33%) SSL
2 1 (8.33%) Broadband
2 1 (8.33%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle BI EE
General
1 3 (25.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (8.33%) Marketing
2 1 (8.33%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Legal
2 1 (8.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) Applications Support Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) Consultant
2 2 (16.67%) Support Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) Applications Support
3 1 (8.33%) Project Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Business Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Test Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (8.33%) Solutions Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Functional Test Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Procurement Project Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Security Specialist
3 1 (8.33%) Oracle Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Functional Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Network Specialist
3 1 (8.33%) Oracle HR Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Network Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Procurement Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Change Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (25.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
1 1 (8.33%) Data Protection Act
1 1 (8.33%) Freedom of Information Act
1 1 (8.33%) CESG
1 1 (8.33%) CESG CLAS
1 1 (8.33%) Freedom of Information
1 1 (8.33%) RMADS
1 1 (8.33%) Open Source
1 1 (8.33%) Social Media
1 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) ITIL
2 3 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (16.67%) Network Architecture
3 2 (16.67%) Validation
3 2 (16.67%) Migration
3 2 (16.67%) Systems Analysis
3 2 (16.67%) PRINCE
4 1 (8.33%) BCP
4 1 (8.33%) Project Management
4 1 (8.33%) CRM
4 1 (8.33%) ERP
4 1 (8.33%) Change Management
4 1 (8.33%) Regression Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Problem Management
4 1 (8.33%) Release Management
4 1 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Web Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (8.33%) Business Continuity
Qualifications
1 3 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (16.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (8.33%) ISEB
3 1 (8.33%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (16.67%) Civica
1 2 (16.67%) Capita
1 2 (16.67%) Orchard
1 2 (16.67%) Business Objects
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle
2 1 (8.33%) LANDesk
2 1 (8.33%) VMware