The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Local Government in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Local Government over the 3 months to 31 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Local Government
Rank 377 395 398
Rank change year-on-year
+18 +3
Contract jobs citing Local Government 227 200 152
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.41% 0.38% 0.33%
As % of the General category 1.05% 0.95% 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 105 78
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£400 £350 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +6.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £194 £173
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £466
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £333 £330
% change year-on-year
+20.30% +0.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 51 43
Average hourly rate £27.50 £31.56 £19.26
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.85% +63.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.96 £15.00 £11.66
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £54.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £33.28 £19.39
% change year-on-year
-17.36% +71.62%

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

General Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
21531 21010 19777
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 39.18% 39.43% 42.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 13221 12961 11968
Average daily rate £438 £430 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.74% -4.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £615 £605 £605
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 508 606 637
Average hourly rate £22.00 £22.00 £25.81
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -14.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.68 £22.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+3.06% -20.00%

Local Government
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Local Government Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Local Government
Daily Rate Trend

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

Local Government Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Local Government
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Local Government within the UK over the 3 months to 31 March 2015.

Local Government Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Local Government
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Local Government Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Local Government
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Local Government within the UK over the 3 months to 31 March 2015.

Local Government Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Local Government
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 31 March 2015. 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
England +25 223 £400 +22.13% 45
North West +18 83 £400 +25.00% 3
London +12 65 £349 -0.28% 17
Cheshire +10 46 £400 +4.57% 1
East of England +14 18 £425 +6.25% 4
Manchester -2 17 £400 +23.07% 2
Warrington - 17 £400 - 1
Yorkshire +3 16 £321 +2.80% 2
South West 0 14 £425 +55.96% 11
West Midlands -4 13 £463 +7.24% 2
City of London +11 10 £338 -15.62% 3
Essex +6 8 £425 +41.66%
South East -56 8 £375 +15.38% 4
Leeds -7 7 £318 +1.60% 1
West Yorkshire -11 7 £318 +1.60% 1
Bedfordshire -5 6 - - 1
North Yorkshire - 6 £113 -
Middlesbrough - 5 £113 -
Plymouth +5 4 £338 -35.71% 1
Devon 0 4 £338 -35.71% 2
East Midlands -3 4 £350 +11.11% 1
Northamptonshire - 3 £350 -
Oldham - 3 £413 -
Birmingham - 3 £363 - 1
Hertfordshire +4 2 - - 1
Buckinghamshire -6 2 £394 +31.25% 1
Scotland -10 2 - -
South Yorkshire - 2 £338 - 2
Hounslow - 2 £310 -
Northampton - 2 £363 -

Local Government
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 88 (21.20%) Project Management
2 81 (19.52%) Finance
2 81 (19.52%) PRINCE2
3 79 (19.04%) Oracle
4 72 (17.35%) ITIL
5 61 (14.70%) Microsoft
6 58 (13.98%) Oracle EBS R12
7 55 (13.25%) Migration
8 54 (13.01%) CRM
9 51 (12.29%) Oracle EBS
10 45 (10.84%) Stakeholder Management
11 42 (10.12%) Windows
11 42 (10.12%) SQL
12 40 (9.64%) Agile Software Development
13 38 (9.16%) Security Cleared
14 29 (6.99%) Service Delivery
14 29 (6.99%) SC Cleared
15 28 (6.75%) MS Office
15 28 (6.75%) Business Intelligence
16 26 (6.27%) Citrix
16 26 (6.27%) MS Excel
17 25 (6.02%) Scrum
17 25 (6.02%) WAN
17 25 (6.02%) MS Project
17 25 (6.02%) Active Directory
18 24 (5.78%) Business Analysis
19 23 (5.54%) Data Protection
19 23 (5.54%) Degree
19 23 (5.54%) Legal
19 23 (5.54%) Firewall

Local Government
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 22 (5.30%) SharePoint
2 12 (2.89%) Oracle Self-Service HR
3 9 (2.17%) BizTalk Server
4 5 (1.20%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 5 (1.20%) CMS
4 5 (1.20%) MS Exchange
4 5 (1.20%) IIS
5 4 (0.96%) IBM Notes
6 3 (0.72%) Apache
6 3 (0.72%) Oracle Workflow
6 3 (0.72%) Drupal
6 3 (0.72%) Liferay
7 2 (0.48%) Jadu
7 2 (0.48%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (0.48%) WordPress
7 2 (0.48%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.24%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.24%) JBoss
8 1 (0.24%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.24%) SAP Portal
Applications
1 28 (6.75%) MS Office
2 26 (6.27%) MS Excel
3 25 (6.02%) MS Project
4 11 (2.65%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.48%) Acrobat
5 2 (0.48%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.48%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.48%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.24%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.24%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.24%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.24%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 58 (13.98%) Oracle EBS R12
2 51 (12.29%) Oracle EBS
3 13 (3.13%) Oracle HRMS
3 13 (3.13%) Oracle Payroll
4 12 (2.89%) Dynamics CRM
5 8 (1.93%) Oracle iRecruitment
6 6 (1.45%) Oracle Payables
7 5 (1.20%) Oracle Internet Expenses
8 3 (0.72%) Oracle AGIS
8 3 (0.72%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 3 (0.72%) Oracle Receivables
8 3 (0.72%) Oracle CRM
8 3 (0.72%) Agresso
9 2 (0.48%) Oracle General Ledger
9 2 (0.48%) Dynamics AX
9 2 (0.48%) Oracle ERP
9 2 (0.48%) Oracle Applications
10 1 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 1 (0.24%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
10 1 (0.24%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.69%) Microsoft Azure
1 7 (1.69%) IaaS
2 6 (1.45%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (0.96%) Office 365
4 1 (0.24%) LucidChart
4 1 (0.24%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.24%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (6.02%) WAN
2 23 (5.54%) Firewall
3 18 (4.34%) LAN
4 16 (3.86%) DHCP
5 9 (2.17%) VPN
5 9 (2.17%) DNS
6 8 (1.93%) Internet
6 8 (1.93%) Wireless
7 7 (1.69%) VLAN
7 7 (1.69%) Network Security
8 6 (1.45%) TCP/IP
9 5 (1.20%) VoIP
9 5 (1.20%) Intranet
10 4 (0.96%) NAS
10 4 (0.96%) SAN
11 3 (0.72%) DMZ
11 3 (0.72%) SSL
11 3 (0.72%) MPLS
11 3 (0.72%) EIGRP
11 3 (0.72%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (5.06%) Oracle BI EE
2 14 (3.37%) Data Warehouse
2 14 (3.37%) SQL Server
3 10 (2.41%) Oracle Reports
4 9 (2.17%) Oracle Database
5 7 (1.69%) SQL Server 2000
6 6 (1.45%) SQL Server 2008
6 6 (1.45%) SQL Server 2005
6 6 (1.45%) EDRMS
6 6 (1.45%) Relational Database
7 5 (1.20%) Oracle BI Publisher
7 5 (1.20%) MySQL
7 5 (1.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 5 (1.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (0.96%) DTS
8 4 (0.96%) Oracle Database 11g
9 3 (0.72%) Oracle Database 10g
10 2 (0.48%) SAP BW
11 1 (0.24%) SAP BI
11 1 (0.24%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 4 (0.96%) ReSharper
1 4 (0.96%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (0.72%) Oracle APEX
2 3 (0.72%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 3 (0.72%) Oracle Forms
2 3 (0.72%) Toad
3 1 (0.24%) Metasploit
General
1 81 (19.52%) Finance
2 23 (5.54%) Legal
3 13 (3.13%) Telecoms
4 8 (1.93%) Back Office
5 5 (1.20%) Marketing
6 3 (0.72%) Publishing
7 2 (0.48%) Law
8 1 (0.24%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.24%) Billing
8 1 (0.24%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 86 (20.72%) Project Manager
2 79 (19.04%) Analyst
3 53 (12.77%) Consultant
4 48 (11.57%) Oracle Consultant
5 45 (10.84%) Business Analyst
6 35 (8.43%) Architect
7 26 (6.27%) Solutions Architect
8 24 (5.78%) Functional Consultant
9 20 (4.82%) Oracle HR Consultant
10 19 (4.58%) Oracle Functional Consultant
10 19 (4.58%) Senior Manager
10 19 (4.58%) Payroll Consultant
11 18 (4.34%) Oracle Payroll Consultant
12 17 (4.10%) Programme Manager
12 17 (4.10%) ICT Project Manager
13 16 (3.86%) Developer
14 15 (3.61%) Senior Project Manager
15 13 (3.13%) Senior Analyst
15 13 (3.13%) Oracle HR Functional Consultant
16 10 (2.41%) E-Business Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (2.65%) .NET
2 9 (2.17%) CSS
2 9 (2.17%) Middleware
3 6 (1.45%) SAML
3 6 (1.45%) XML
3 6 (1.45%) ASP.NET
3 6 (1.45%) OAuth
3 6 (1.45%) CSS3
4 5 (1.20%) HTML
4 5 (1.20%) Web Services
5 4 (0.96%) .NET Framework
5 4 (0.96%) JSON
5 4 (0.96%) Razor View Engine
5 4 (0.96%) AngularJS
5 4 (0.96%) Kendo UI
5 4 (0.96%) Entity Framework
5 4 (0.96%) LINQ
5 4 (0.96%) jQuery
5 4 (0.96%) Ajax
6 3 (0.72%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 23 (5.54%) Management Information System
2 22 (5.30%) NHS
3 18 (4.34%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (3.37%) Blog
5 10 (2.41%) User Experience
6 7 (1.69%) Mobile App
6 7 (1.69%) Open Source
6 7 (1.69%) GIS
7 6 (1.45%) Computer Science
7 6 (1.45%) Data Integration
8 5 (1.20%) SCORM
9 4 (0.96%) Handset
9 4 (0.96%) Enterprise Storage
10 3 (0.72%) iPad
10 3 (0.72%) Clustering
10 3 (0.72%) Blackberry
10 3 (0.72%) Life Science
10 3 (0.72%) Freedom of Information
10 3 (0.72%) Statistics
10 3 (0.72%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 42 (10.12%) Windows
2 17 (4.10%) Windows XP
2 17 (4.10%) Windows 7
3 13 (3.13%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (1.69%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (1.45%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (1.20%) Solaris
7 4 (0.96%) Linux
8 3 (0.72%) Windows Vista
9 2 (0.48%) UNIX
10 1 (0.24%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.24%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.24%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.24%) Mac OS X Server
10 1 (0.24%) Android
10 1 (0.24%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (21.20%) Project Management
2 81 (19.52%) PRINCE2
3 72 (17.35%) ITIL
4 55 (13.25%) Migration
5 54 (13.01%) CRM
6 45 (10.84%) Stakeholder Management
7 40 (9.64%) Agile Software Development
8 29 (6.99%) Service Delivery
9 28 (6.75%) Business Intelligence
10 25 (6.02%) Scrum
11 24 (5.78%) Business Analysis
12 23 (5.54%) Service Management
12 23 (5.54%) Data Protection
13 20 (4.82%) Data Migration
13 20 (4.82%) Change Management
14 19 (4.58%) Programme Management
15 18 (4.34%) SOA
15 18 (4.34%) Change Control
16 17 (4.10%) BPR
17 14 (3.37%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 42 (10.12%) SQL
2 11 (2.65%) C
3 8 (1.93%) PL/SQL
4 4 (0.96%) C#
4 4 (0.96%) T-SQL
5 2 (0.48%) Java
6 1 (0.24%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.24%) PHP
6 1 (0.24%) VBScript
6 1 (0.24%) VB
Qualifications
1 38 (9.16%) Security Cleared
2 29 (6.99%) SC Cleared
3 23 (5.54%) Degree
4 21 (5.06%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 14 (3.37%) ISEB
6 12 (2.89%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 11 (2.65%) Microsoft Certification
8 7 (1.69%) CCNA
8 7 (1.69%) Cisco Certification
9 6 (1.45%) MCP
9 6 (1.45%) MCSE
9 6 (1.45%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (0.72%) PMP
10 3 (0.72%) PMI Certification
10 3 (0.72%) MCDST
11 2 (0.48%) MCITP
11 2 (0.48%) ISTQB
11 2 (0.48%) CCAB
11 2 (0.48%) MCSA
11 2 (0.48%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (2.41%) SLA
2 4 (0.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (0.96%) QA
2 4 (0.96%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.48%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.24%) GPG13
System Software
1 25 (6.02%) Active Directory
2 8 (1.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (1.20%) ISA Server
4 4 (0.96%) Microsoft App-V
4 4 (0.96%) Xen
4 4 (0.96%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.72%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.24%) vSphere
6 1 (0.24%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 14 (3.37%) SCCM
2 2 (0.48%) SCOM
3 1 (0.24%) SCVMM
3 1 (0.24%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.24%) SCOrch
3 1 (0.24%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.24%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (0.24%) Nessus
Vendors
1 79 (19.04%) Oracle
2 61 (14.70%) Microsoft
3 26 (6.27%) Citrix
4 21 (5.06%) Cisco
5 14 (3.37%) VMware
6 8 (1.93%) McAfee
6 8 (1.93%) Symantec
6 8 (1.93%) SAP
6 8 (1.93%) HP
6 8 (1.93%) Juniper
7 6 (1.45%) EMC
8 5 (1.20%) CheckPoint
8 5 (1.20%) Aruba
9 4 (0.96%) LANDesk
9 4 (0.96%) Telerik
9 4 (0.96%) Lotus
9 4 (0.96%) Apple
9 4 (0.96%) Dell
10 3 (0.72%) Sun
10 3 (0.72%) Avaya
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