The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Local Government in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Local Government over the 3 months to 18 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Local Government
Rank 251 210 186
Rank change year-on-year
-41 -24
Contract jobs citing Local Government 16 20 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.16% 0.23% 0.49%
As % of the General category 0.48% 0.67% 1.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 4 15
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£350 £300 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £248 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £370 £399
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 9 20
Average hourly rate £25.00 £18.20 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.40% +10.27%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.84 £31.56 £19.39
% change year-on-year
-46.64% +62.73%
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 South East region.

General Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
3318 2997 3160
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 33.48% 35.19% 37.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 1819 1539 1376
Average daily rate £378 £380 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.65% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £538 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 100 120 211
Average hourly rate £19.00 £21.33 £23.66
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.92% -9.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.60 £13.00 £12.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £44.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.68 £23.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-1.39% +2.22%

Local Government
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

Local Government Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Local Government
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Local Government Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Local Government
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Local Government across the South East region over the 3 months to 18 December 2014.

Local Government Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Local Government
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Local Government Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Local Government
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 18 December 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
Surrey -4 5 £325 -
Hampshire -19 3 £400 -
Berkshire +3 2 £425 - 1
East Sussex -7 2 £300 -4.08%
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - - 1
Local Government
England

Local Government
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 9 (26.47%) Project Management
1 9 (26.47%) Change Management
2 8 (23.53%) Microsoft
2 8 (23.53%) Business Analysis
3 7 (20.59%) MS Excel
3 7 (20.59%) PRINCE2
4 5 (14.71%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (11.76%) Finance
5 4 (11.76%) MS Office
5 4 (11.76%) ITIL
5 4 (11.76%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (8.82%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 3 (8.82%) Junos
6 3 (8.82%) Requirements Management
6 3 (8.82%) User Experience
6 3 (8.82%) SQL
6 3 (8.82%) CRM
6 3 (8.82%) BPR
6 3 (8.82%) Juniper
6 3 (8.82%) NHS
6 3 (8.82%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (5.88%) OSPF
7 2 (5.88%) BGP
7 2 (5.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (5.88%) LAN
7 2 (5.88%) WAN
7 2 (5.88%) .NET
7 2 (5.88%) SQL Server
7 2 (5.88%) Capita
7 2 (5.88%) Mentoring

Local Government
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 (2.94%) SharePoint 2010
1 1 (2.94%) SharePoint
1 1 (2.94%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 7 (20.59%) MS Excel
2 4 (11.76%) MS Office
2 4 (11.76%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (2.94%) MS Project
3 1 (2.94%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (5.88%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.94%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (2.94%) Agresso
2 1 (2.94%) SAP HR
2 1 (2.94%) SAP R/3
2 1 (2.94%) Oracle iRecruitment
2 1 (2.94%) SAP Payroll
2 1 (2.94%) Oracle Payroll
2 1 (2.94%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.94%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (2.94%) LucidChart
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.82%) Junos
2 2 (5.88%) OSPF
2 2 (5.88%) BGP
2 2 (5.88%) LAN
2 2 (5.88%) WAN
3 1 (2.94%) Unified Communications
3 1 (2.94%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.88%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (2.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (2.94%) Oracle BI EE
2 1 (2.94%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (2.94%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (2.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (2.94%) Metasploit
General
1 4 (11.76%) Finance
2 2 (5.88%) Marketing
3 1 (2.94%) Legal
Job Titles
1 9 (26.47%) Analyst
2 8 (23.53%) Business Analyst
3 6 (17.65%) Project Manager
4 4 (11.76%) Architect
5 3 (8.82%) Agile Business Analyst
5 3 (8.82%) Programme Manager
5 3 (8.82%) Consultant
6 2 (5.88%) IT Project Manager
6 2 (5.88%) Infrastructure Architect
6 2 (5.88%) Head of ICT
7 1 (2.94%) Payroll Consultant
7 1 (2.94%) Head of Technology
7 1 (2.94%) CRM Analyst
7 1 (2.94%) Transformation Programme Manager
7 1 (2.94%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
7 1 (2.94%) GIS Manager
7 1 (2.94%) Procurement Officer
7 1 (2.94%) Head of Operations
7 1 (2.94%) SharePoint Architect
7 1 (2.94%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.88%) .NET
2 1 (2.94%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.82%) User Experience
1 3 (8.82%) NHS
2 1 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.94%) GIS
2 1 (2.94%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (26.47%) Project Management
1 9 (26.47%) Change Management
2 8 (23.53%) Business Analysis
3 7 (20.59%) PRINCE2
4 5 (14.71%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (11.76%) ITIL
6 3 (8.82%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 3 (8.82%) Requirements Management
6 3 (8.82%) CRM
6 3 (8.82%) BPR
6 3 (8.82%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (5.88%) Mentoring
7 2 (5.88%) Business Transformation
7 2 (5.88%) Continuous Improvement
8 1 (2.94%) Supplier Management
8 1 (2.94%) Performance Improvement
8 1 (2.94%) Project Planning
8 1 (2.94%) Technical Architecture
8 1 (2.94%) Operations Management
8 1 (2.94%) Data Transformation
Programming Languages
1 3 (8.82%) SQL
2 1 (2.94%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (5.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (2.94%) Degree
2 1 (2.94%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.94%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.94%) JNCIA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.94%) Nessus
Vendors
1 8 (23.53%) Microsoft
2 3 (8.82%) Juniper
3 2 (5.88%) Capita
4 1 (2.94%) Oracle
4 1 (2.94%) SAP
4 1 (2.94%) ESRI