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 30 March 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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Local Government
Rank 181 200 187
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -13
Contract jobs citing Local Government 10 11 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.19% 0.18% 0.085%
As % of the General category 0.37% 0.33% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 9 3
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£338 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.62% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £350 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £470 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £333 £340
% change year-on-year
+20.30% -2.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.25 £33.28 £19.39
% change year-on-year
-6.09% +71.62%
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
2707 3334 3363
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 52.19% 54.32% 57.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 2101 2433 2614
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 £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 53 33
Average hourly rate £17.87 £22.38 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.15% -0.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £13.80 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.20 £48.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £22.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+13.63% -20.00%

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 30 March 2015.

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 30 March 2015, 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 5 (35.71%) ISEB
1 5 (35.71%) Project Management
2 4 (28.57%) SAN
2 4 (28.57%) ITIL
2 4 (28.57%) PRINCE2
2 4 (28.57%) Dell
2 4 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (28.57%) Back Office
2 4 (28.57%) NAS
2 4 (28.57%) Enterprise Storage
2 4 (28.57%) Business Transformation
2 4 (28.57%) Line Management
3 3 (21.43%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (14.29%) E-Commerce
4 2 (14.29%) User Experience
4 2 (14.29%) Migration
4 2 (14.29%) Telecoms
4 2 (14.29%) Finance
5 1 (7.14%) Validation
5 1 (7.14%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (7.14%) Functional Testing
5 1 (7.14%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (7.14%) Network Architecture
5 1 (7.14%) Change Management
5 1 (7.14%) Regression Testing
5 1 (7.14%) Firewall
5 1 (7.14%) Management Information System
5 1 (7.14%) Oracle Self-Service HR
5 1 (7.14%) IaaS
5 1 (7.14%) Enterprise Software

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

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, 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 1 (7.14%) Oracle Self-Service HR
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (7.14%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (28.57%) SAN
1 4 (28.57%) NAS
2 1 (7.14%) Firewall
2 1 (7.14%) Network Security
2 1 (7.14%) LAN
2 1 (7.14%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle BI EE
General
1 4 (28.57%) Back Office
2 2 (14.29%) Telecoms
2 2 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (42.86%) Analyst
2 5 (35.71%) Project Manager
3 4 (28.57%) Business Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Architect
4 1 (7.14%) Test Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (7.14%) Network Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Change Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Oracle Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) Functional Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Oracle HR Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) Solutions Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Functional Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (28.57%) Enterprise Storage
2 2 (14.29%) User Experience
3 1 (7.14%) Management Information System
3 1 (7.14%) Enterprise Software
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (35.71%) Project Management
2 4 (28.57%) ITIL
2 4 (28.57%) PRINCE2
2 4 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (28.57%) Business Transformation
2 4 (28.57%) Line Management
3 2 (14.29%) Migration
3 2 (14.29%) E-Commerce
4 1 (7.14%) SOA
4 1 (7.14%) BPR
4 1 (7.14%) CRM
4 1 (7.14%) Change Management
4 1 (7.14%) Regression Testing
4 1 (7.14%) Validation
4 1 (7.14%) Zachman Framework
4 1 (7.14%) TOGAF
4 1 (7.14%) Problem Management
4 1 (7.14%) Release Management
4 1 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (7.14%) Web Testing
Qualifications
1 5 (35.71%) ISEB
2 3 (21.43%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (7.14%) ISTQB
3 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared
3 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (28.57%) Dell
2 1 (7.14%) VMware
2 1 (7.14%) Casewise
2 1 (7.14%) LANDesk
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle