The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Local Government in IT contracts advertised for the 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 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Local Government
Rank 351 377 383
Rank change year-on-year
+26 +6
Contract jobs citing Local Government 60 48 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.24% 0.19% 0.18%
As % of the General category 0.54% 0.38% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 33 15
Average daily rate
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£390 £315 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.80% -18.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £279 £180 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £420 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £315 £365
% change year-on-year
+19.23% -13.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 5 6
Average hourly rate £29.00 £20.93 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+38.59% +23.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £14.02 £15.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.00 £40.10 £27.29
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.37 £31.56 £20.54
% change year-on-year
-22.78% +53.66%
Local Government
England

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

General Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
11080 12795 13591
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 45.14% 50.67% 52.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 7893 9035 9347
Average daily rate £475 £475 £475
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.21% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 143 175 230
Average hourly rate £21.50 £21.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.38% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.00 £13.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.60 £48.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.35 £20.00 £28.25
% change year-on-year
+36.75% -29.20%

Local Government
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

Local Government Jobs Demand Trend in London

Local Government
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Local Government Daily Rate Trend in London

Local Government
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Local Government across the London region over the 3 months to 30 September 2014.

Local Government Daily Rate Histogram in London

Local Government
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Local Government Hourly Rate Trend in London

Local Government
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Local Government across the London region over the 3 months to 30 September 2014.

Local Government Hourly Rate Histogram in London

Local Government
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 3 months to 30 September 2014. 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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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
City of London +31 7 £373 +35.45% 1
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 £232 - 1
Teddington - - - -
Westminster - - - -
Enfield - - - -
Local Government
England

Local Government
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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 27 (21.60%) PRINCE2
2 26 (20.80%) Finance
3 22 (17.60%) Change Management
3 22 (17.60%) Project Management
4 18 (14.40%) ITIL
4 18 (14.40%) Agile Software Development
5 17 (13.60%) Stakeholder Management
5 17 (13.60%) LAN
6 16 (12.80%) WAN
6 16 (12.80%) SQL
7 13 (10.40%) Windows
7 13 (10.40%) Business Analysis
7 13 (10.40%) Security Cleared
8 12 (9.60%) SC Cleared
9 11 (8.80%) Performance Management
9 11 (8.80%) MS Excel
10 10 (8.00%) Data Modelling
10 10 (8.00%) Risk Management
11 9 (7.20%) Programme Management
11 9 (7.20%) Firewall
11 9 (7.20%) VPN
11 9 (7.20%) Business Objects
11 9 (7.20%) Network Security
12 8 (6.40%) Oracle
12 8 (6.40%) BPR
12 8 (6.40%) Management Information System
12 8 (6.40%) Telecoms
12 8 (6.40%) Project Planning
12 8 (6.40%) Data Analysis
13 7 (5.60%) IPsec

Local Government
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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 6 (4.80%) SharePoint
2 3 (2.40%) MS Exchange
2 3 (2.40%) CMS
2 3 (2.40%) Exchange Server 2007
2 3 (2.40%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (1.60%) IIS
3 2 (1.60%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (0.80%) ArcGIS
4 1 (0.80%) WordPress
4 1 (0.80%) Jadu
4 1 (0.80%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 11 (8.80%) MS Excel
2 6 (4.80%) MS Visio
3 4 (3.20%) MS Office
4 3 (2.40%) MS Project
5 1 (0.80%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (2.40%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (1.60%) Academy Housing
2 2 (1.60%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
3 1 (0.80%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.80%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (0.80%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.80%) SAP HR
3 1 (0.80%) SAP SD
3 1 (0.80%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.60%) SaaS
1 2 (1.60%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (13.60%) LAN
2 16 (12.80%) WAN
3 9 (7.20%) VPN
3 9 (7.20%) Firewall
3 9 (7.20%) Network Security
4 7 (5.60%) IPsec
4 7 (5.60%) SSL
5 6 (4.80%) DNS
5 6 (4.80%) DHCP
6 5 (4.00%) Broadband
7 4 (3.20%) Wireless
7 4 (3.20%) Internet
7 4 (3.20%) DWDM
7 4 (3.20%) MPLS
8 2 (1.60%) SAN
8 2 (1.60%) Intranet
8 2 (1.60%) WLAN
8 2 (1.60%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 2 (1.60%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 1 (0.80%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.80%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.20%) EDRMS
3 3 (2.40%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (1.60%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (1.60%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (0.80%) MS Access
5 1 (0.80%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.80%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
5 1 (0.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.80%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (0.80%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.80%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (1.60%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.80%) Eclipse
2 1 (0.80%) Subversion
2 1 (0.80%) ReSharper
General
1 26 (20.80%) Finance
2 8 (6.40%) Telecoms
3 7 (5.60%) Legal
4 3 (2.40%) Back Office
5 2 (1.60%) Marketing
6 1 (0.80%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.80%) Retail
6 1 (0.80%) Law
Job Titles
1 34 (27.20%) Analyst
2 30 (24.00%) Project Manager
3 17 (13.60%) Business Analyst
4 11 (8.80%) Consultant
5 10 (8.00%) Data Analyst
6 7 (5.60%) Developer
7 5 (4.00%) Programme Manager
7 5 (4.00%) Service Manager
7 5 (4.00%) Procurement Manager
7 5 (4.00%) Network Specialist
7 5 (4.00%) PMO Manager
7 5 (4.00%) Procurement Project Manager
8 4 (3.20%) Agile Business Analyst
8 4 (3.20%) Information Specialist
8 4 (3.20%) Portfolio Manager
8 4 (3.20%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
8 4 (3.20%) Network Consultant
8 4 (3.20%) Senior Manager
8 4 (3.20%) Applications Support
9 3 (2.40%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.80%) Web Services
1 6 (4.80%) .NET
2 5 (4.00%) ASP.NET
2 5 (4.00%) HTML
3 4 (3.20%) XML
4 3 (2.40%) CSS
5 2 (1.60%) jQuery
6 1 (0.80%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (0.80%) HTML5
6 1 (0.80%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 1 (0.80%) CSS3
6 1 (0.80%) Razor View Engine
6 1 (0.80%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 1 (0.80%) Kendo UI
6 1 (0.80%) XSL
6 1 (0.80%) XSLT
6 1 (0.80%) XHTML
6 1 (0.80%) LAMP
6 1 (0.80%) XML-RPC
6 1 (0.80%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 8 (6.40%) Management Information System
2 6 (4.80%) Freedom of Information
3 4 (3.20%) CCTV
4 3 (2.40%) GIS
4 3 (2.40%) Data Protection Act
4 3 (2.40%) Freedom of Information Act
4 3 (2.40%) Social Media
4 3 (2.40%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.60%) RMADS
5 2 (1.60%) Device Driver
5 2 (1.60%) CESG
5 2 (1.60%) CESG CLAS
6 1 (0.80%) Animation
6 1 (0.80%) E-Learning
6 1 (0.80%) Thin Client
6 1 (0.80%) Open Source
6 1 (0.80%) Inversion of Control
6 1 (0.80%) SWIFT
6 1 (0.80%) CMDB
6 1 (0.80%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 13 (10.40%) Windows
2 3 (2.40%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (2.40%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (1.60%) UNIX
3 2 (1.60%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (21.60%) PRINCE2
2 22 (17.60%) Project Management
2 22 (17.60%) Change Management
3 18 (14.40%) ITIL
3 18 (14.40%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (13.60%) Stakeholder Management
5 13 (10.40%) Business Analysis
6 11 (8.80%) Performance Management
7 10 (8.00%) Risk Management
7 10 (8.00%) Data Modelling
8 9 (7.20%) Programme Management
9 8 (6.40%) Data Analysis
9 8 (6.40%) Project Planning
9 8 (6.40%) BPR
10 7 (5.60%) Configuration Management
10 7 (5.60%) PRINCE
10 7 (5.60%) Migration
10 7 (5.60%) Continuous Improvement
11 6 (4.80%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 6 (4.80%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 16 (12.80%) SQL
2 2 (1.60%) VB
2 2 (1.60%) C
2 2 (1.60%) C#
2 2 (1.60%) Java
3 1 (0.80%) JavaScript
3 1 (0.80%) PL/SQL
3 1 (0.80%) VB.NET
3 1 (0.80%) VBA
3 1 (0.80%) XQuery
3 1 (0.80%) XAML
3 1 (0.80%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 13 (10.40%) Security Cleared
2 12 (9.60%) SC Cleared
3 7 (5.60%) Degree
4 4 (3.20%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (1.60%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 2 (1.60%) Postgraduate
5 2 (1.60%) CCNP
5 2 (1.60%) CISSP
5 2 (1.60%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (1.60%) CCSE
5 2 (1.60%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (0.80%) APMP
6 1 (0.80%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.80%) ISEB
6 1 (0.80%) CIPFA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.60%) QA
2 5 (4.00%) Data Quality
3 4 (3.20%) PCI DSS
4 3 (2.40%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (5.60%) Active Directory
2 4 (3.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.60%) ISA Server
3 2 (1.60%) vSphere
4 1 (0.80%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (0.80%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (1.60%) Backup Exec
1 2 (1.60%) AppManager
2 1 (0.80%) NetBackup
2 1 (0.80%) SCCM
2 1 (0.80%) SolarWinds Orion
2 1 (0.80%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 9 (7.20%) Business Objects
2 8 (6.40%) Oracle
3 7 (5.60%) Cisco
3 7 (5.60%) Microsoft
3 7 (5.60%) Citrix
4 6 (4.80%) VMware
5 5 (4.00%) HP
6 4 (3.20%) Civica
6 4 (3.20%) Capita
7 3 (2.40%) SolarWinds
7 3 (2.40%) Aruba
7 3 (2.40%) SAP
7 3 (2.40%) Juniper
8 2 (1.60%) CheckPoint
8 2 (1.60%) Symantec
8 2 (1.60%) McAfee
8 2 (1.60%) Compaq
8 2 (1.60%) 3PAR
8 2 (1.60%) F5
8 2 (1.60%) AppSense
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