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 September 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 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Local Government
Rank 192 221 208
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -13
Contract jobs citing Local Government 7 6 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.12% 0.083% 0.15%
As % of the General category 0.23% 0.14% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 2
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£324 £275 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.72% -45.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £265 £480
10% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £311 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 1
Average hourly rate £31.82 £20.93 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+52.06% +39.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £23.21 £21.96
% change year-on-year
+18.48% +5.69%
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
3026 4212 4723
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 51.40% 58.50% 60.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 2245 3113 3498
Average daily rate £475 £475 £475
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £320 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £625 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 69 76
Average hourly rate £18.50 £21.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.90% +5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £14.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.16 £58.00 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £20.50 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+12.19% -28.07%

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
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 September 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 7 (30.43%) Project Management
2 6 (26.09%) Web Services
2 6 (26.09%) PRINCE2
2 6 (26.09%) PRINCE
2 6 (26.09%) Change Management
2 6 (26.09%) Programme Management
3 5 (21.74%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (17.39%) Risk Management
4 4 (17.39%) .NET
4 4 (17.39%) Project Planning
4 4 (17.39%) Degree
4 4 (17.39%) Resource Management
4 4 (17.39%) Performance Management
4 4 (17.39%) Business Transformation
5 3 (13.04%) Sass
5 3 (13.04%) Cucumber
5 3 (13.04%) BDD
5 3 (13.04%) Node.js
5 3 (13.04%) Test Automation
5 3 (13.04%) WATIR
5 3 (13.04%) Selenium
5 3 (13.04%) Ruby
5 3 (13.04%) Java
5 3 (13.04%) XML
5 3 (13.04%) ITIL
5 3 (13.04%) SQL
5 3 (13.04%) QuickTest Pro
5 3 (13.04%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (13.04%) TDD
5 3 (13.04%) Disaster Recovery

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (13.04%) Node.js
2 1 (4.35%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (4.35%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (8.70%) Academy Housing
1 2 (8.70%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.35%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.70%) Internet
1 2 (8.70%) LAN
1 2 (8.70%) WAN
1 2 (8.70%) Network Security
2 1 (4.35%) DHCP
2 1 (4.35%) HTTP
2 1 (4.35%) VPN
2 1 (4.35%) DNS
2 1 (4.35%) SSL
2 1 (4.35%) DWDM
2 1 (4.35%) MPLS
2 1 (4.35%) Broadband
2 1 (4.35%) Firewall
2 1 (4.35%) IPsec
Development Applications
1 3 (13.04%) Cucumber
1 3 (13.04%) WATIR
1 3 (13.04%) Selenium
1 3 (13.04%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 1 (4.35%) Marketing
1 1 (4.35%) Telecoms
1 1 (4.35%) Finance
1 1 (4.35%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 6 (26.09%) Project Manager
2 4 (17.39%) Analyst
2 4 (17.39%) Portfolio Manager
2 4 (17.39%) PMO Manager
3 3 (13.04%) Automation Tester
3 3 (13.04%) Selenium Tester
3 3 (13.04%) Tester
4 2 (8.70%) Support Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Applications Support
4 2 (8.70%) Applications Support Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Business Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Front-End Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Procurement Project Manager
5 1 (4.35%) Programme Manager
5 1 (4.35%) Junior
5 1 (4.35%) Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Junior Project Manager
5 1 (4.35%) Technical Manager
5 1 (4.35%) Network Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (26.09%) Web Services
2 4 (17.39%) .NET
3 3 (13.04%) Sass
3 3 (13.04%) XML
4 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (4.35%) HTML5
4 1 (4.35%) CSS3
4 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET MVC 4
4 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET
4 1 (4.35%) CSS
4 1 (4.35%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.35%) Open Source
1 1 (4.35%) Social Media
1 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (30.43%) Project Management
2 6 (26.09%) PRINCE2
2 6 (26.09%) PRINCE
2 6 (26.09%) Change Management
2 6 (26.09%) Programme Management
3 5 (21.74%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (17.39%) Risk Management
4 4 (17.39%) Project Planning
4 4 (17.39%) Resource Management
4 4 (17.39%) Performance Management
4 4 (17.39%) Business Transformation
5 3 (13.04%) BDD
5 3 (13.04%) Test Automation
5 3 (13.04%) ITIL
5 3 (13.04%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (13.04%) TDD
5 3 (13.04%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (8.70%) Systems Analysis
6 2 (8.70%) Business Analysis
7 1 (4.35%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 3 (13.04%) Ruby
1 3 (13.04%) Java
1 3 (13.04%) SQL
2 1 (4.35%) JavaScript
2 1 (4.35%) C#
Qualifications
1 4 (17.39%) Degree
2 2 (8.70%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 2 (8.70%) SC Cleared
2 2 (8.70%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Virtual Server
1 1 (4.35%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (8.70%) Business Objects
1 2 (8.70%) Civica
1 2 (8.70%) Capita
1 2 (8.70%) Orchard
2 1 (4.35%) RedDot
2 1 (4.35%) VMware
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