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 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Local Government
Rank 434 427 439
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +12
Contract jobs citing Local Government 200 193 160
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.34% 0.34% 0.30%
As % of the General category 0.85% 0.88% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 106 72
Average daily rate
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£350 £400 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +28.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £259 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £534 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £400 £300
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +33.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 41 45
Average hourly rate £19.00 £25.00 £22.54
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.00% +10.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.28 £13.00 £13.06
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £45.00 £37.81
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.24 £31.50 £23.21
% change year-on-year
-45.26% +35.71%

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
23450 21818 22632
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 40.17% 38.59% 42.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 14884 13396 14035
Average daily rate £438 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £390 £382
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 642 527 595
Average hourly rate £24.00 £22.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+14.58% +6.66%

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 3 September 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 3 September 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 3 September 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 0 190 £363 -6.45% 24
London -3 70 £325 -13.33% 12
North West -23 53 £425 +15.25% 3
Manchester +13 42 £425 +17.24% 2
South East -10 19 £450 +33.33% 3
East of England +2 15 £300 -29.41%
South West -9 14 £388 -18.42% 3
Bedfordshire +21 11 £300 -
Cheshire -30 11 £425 - 1
Chester -15 9 £425 -
Devon +9 7 £388 -22.50%
Plymouth -4 7 £388 -22.50%
Yorkshire -23 7 £335 -23.86%
West Midlands +3 6 £383 +5.51% 1
Scotland -6 6 £320 -34.69%
East Midlands -10 6 £493 - 1
Berkshire +2 5 £225 -40.00%
West Sussex - 4 £450 -
Dorset - 4 £433 -
Bournemouth - 4 £433 -
Doncaster - 4 - -
South Yorkshire - 4 - -
Bedford +7 3 £300 -
Hertfordshire +7 3 - -
Luton - 3 £300 -
Ilford - 3 £388 - 4
Lincoln - 3 £493 -
Lincolnshire - 3 £493 -
East Sussex +6 2 £250 -18.19%
Oldham +2 2 £275 -

Local Government
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 89 (23.18%) Oracle
2 87 (22.66%) Finance
3 74 (19.27%) Microsoft
4 73 (19.01%) PRINCE2
5 63 (16.41%) Project Management
6 56 (14.58%) Windows
7 55 (14.32%) ITIL
8 53 (13.80%) SQL
9 50 (13.02%) MS Excel
10 49 (12.76%) Active Directory
11 44 (11.46%) Oracle EBS
12 42 (10.94%) Citrix
13 41 (10.68%) CRM
14 38 (9.90%) MS Office
14 38 (9.90%) Oracle EBS R12
15 37 (9.64%) VMware
16 35 (9.11%) Migration
17 30 (7.81%) Agile Software Development
18 24 (6.25%) Security Cleared
19 22 (5.73%) Change Management
19 22 (5.73%) MS Project
19 22 (5.73%) Business Intelligence
20 21 (5.47%) SharePoint
20 21 (5.47%) Management Information System
20 21 (5.47%) Windows 7
21 20 (5.21%) Supplier Management
21 20 (5.21%) Service Delivery
22 19 (4.95%) SAP
22 19 (4.95%) WAN
22 19 (4.95%) Business Analysis

Local Government
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 21 (5.47%) SharePoint
2 11 (2.86%) MS Exchange
3 10 (2.60%) IBM Notes
4 9 (2.34%) Oracle UPK
5 7 (1.82%) CMS
6 6 (1.56%) BizTalk Server
6 6 (1.56%) Drupal
7 4 (1.04%) Lync
8 3 (0.78%) WordPress
8 3 (0.78%) Oracle Workflow
8 3 (0.78%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 3 (0.78%) IIS
9 2 (0.52%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (0.52%) Oracle Self-Service HR
9 2 (0.52%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.26%) Moodle
10 1 (0.26%) JBoss
10 1 (0.26%) NetWeaver
10 1 (0.26%) LiveLink
Applications
1 50 (13.02%) MS Excel
2 38 (9.90%) MS Office
3 22 (5.73%) MS Project
4 9 (2.34%) MS Visio
5 7 (1.82%) Acrobat
5 7 (1.82%) Photoshop
5 7 (1.82%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.52%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.26%) PowerPivot
7 1 (0.26%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.26%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.26%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.26%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 44 (11.46%) Oracle EBS
2 38 (9.90%) Oracle EBS R12
3 10 (2.60%) Oracle Payroll
4 9 (2.34%) Dynamics CRM
5 7 (1.82%) Agresso
6 6 (1.56%) Oracle ERP
7 5 (1.30%) Oracle Payables
7 5 (1.30%) Oracle Receivables
8 4 (1.04%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 4 (1.04%) Oracle AGIS
8 4 (1.04%) Dynamics AX
8 4 (1.04%) Oracle iRecruitment
9 3 (0.78%) SAP Payroll
10 2 (0.52%) SAP BPC
10 2 (0.52%) Hyperion Planning
11 1 (0.26%) Oracle General Ledger
11 1 (0.26%) ResourceLink
11 1 (0.26%) SAP ERP
11 1 (0.26%) Oracle Applications
11 1 (0.26%) Oracle HRMS
Cloud Services
1 10 (2.60%) Office 365
2 9 (2.34%) Taleo
3 7 (1.82%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.26%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.26%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.26%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 19 (4.95%) WAN
2 18 (4.69%) DHCP
3 17 (4.43%) LAN
4 15 (3.91%) Intranet
4 15 (3.91%) Firewall
5 13 (3.39%) VoIP
5 13 (3.39%) VPN
6 11 (2.86%) DNS
7 10 (2.60%) VLAN
8 9 (2.34%) Wireless
9 8 (2.08%) PABX
10 7 (1.82%) Wi-Fi
11 6 (1.56%) HTTP
12 5 (1.30%) TCP/IP
13 4 (1.04%) SAN
13 4 (1.04%) Internet
14 2 (0.52%) Extranet
14 2 (0.52%) OSPF
14 2 (0.52%) VRRP
14 2 (0.52%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (4.69%) Oracle BI EE
2 16 (4.17%) SQL Server
3 12 (3.13%) Oracle Database
4 8 (2.08%) Data Warehouse
5 7 (1.82%) BusinessObjects
6 6 (1.56%) Oracle Reports
6 6 (1.56%) Relational Database
7 5 (1.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (1.04%) SQL Server 2000
8 4 (1.04%) EDRMS
8 4 (1.04%) Oracle BI Publisher
8 4 (1.04%) SQL Server 2008
8 4 (1.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 4 (1.04%) SQL Server 2005
9 3 (0.78%) MySQL
9 3 (0.78%) Big Data
9 3 (0.78%) SQL Server 2012
10 2 (0.52%) NoSQL
10 2 (0.52%) Hyperion Smart View
10 2 (0.52%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 3 (0.78%) Oracle Forms
1 3 (0.78%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (0.52%) ReSharper
2 2 (0.52%) Rational Rose
2 2 (0.52%) PowerDesigner
2 2 (0.52%) ERwin
3 1 (0.26%) MSI
3 1 (0.26%) AdminStudio
3 1 (0.26%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.26%) Ant
3 1 (0.26%) Visual Studio
General
1 87 (22.66%) Finance
2 12 (3.13%) Legal
3 6 (1.56%) Telecoms
3 6 (1.56%) Publishing
4 2 (0.52%) Banking
4 2 (0.52%) Retail
4 2 (0.52%) Automotive
4 2 (0.52%) Law
4 2 (0.52%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.26%) Back Office
5 1 (0.26%) General Ledger
5 1 (0.26%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 90 (23.44%) Project Manager
2 62 (16.15%) Analyst
3 46 (11.98%) Consultant
4 42 (10.94%) Business Analyst
5 30 (7.81%) Developer
6 27 (7.03%) Oracle Consultant
7 20 (5.21%) Architect
8 17 (4.43%) Functional Consultant
9 13 (3.39%) Desktop Support
9 13 (3.39%) Oracle Functional Consultant
9 13 (3.39%) Oracle HR Consultant
9 13 (3.39%) Payroll Consultant
10 12 (3.13%) ICT Project Manager
10 12 (3.13%) Trainer
10 12 (3.13%) Programme Manager
10 12 (3.13%) Solutions Architect
11 11 (2.86%) 2nd Line Support
11 11 (2.86%) Business Manager
12 10 (2.60%) Oracle Payroll Consultant
12 10 (2.60%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (4.17%) .NET
1 16 (4.17%) XML
2 11 (2.86%) HTML
2 11 (2.86%) Web Services
3 10 (2.60%) ASP.NET
3 10 (2.60%) CSS
4 7 (1.82%) CSS3
5 6 (1.56%) Application Packaging
6 5 (1.30%) SAML
6 5 (1.30%) .NET Framework
6 5 (1.30%) OAuth
7 4 (1.04%) JSON
8 3 (0.78%) LINQ
8 3 (0.78%) jQuery
8 3 (0.78%) SOAP
8 3 (0.78%) XSLT
8 3 (0.78%) Oracle Fusion
8 3 (0.78%) AngularJS
9 2 (0.52%) Kendo UI
9 2 (0.52%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 21 (5.47%) Management Information System
2 15 (3.91%) NHS
3 13 (3.39%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (2.60%) Data Centre
5 8 (2.08%) E-Learning
6 7 (1.82%) Blog
7 5 (1.30%) Copywriting
7 5 (1.30%) Mobile App
7 5 (1.30%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (1.30%) Social Media
8 4 (1.04%) Private Cloud
8 4 (1.04%) CMDB
8 4 (1.04%) Data Protection Act
9 3 (0.78%) Freedom of Information Act
9 3 (0.78%) Handset
9 3 (0.78%) Freedom of Information
9 3 (0.78%) Blackberry
9 3 (0.78%) GIS
9 3 (0.78%) iPad
9 3 (0.78%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 56 (14.58%) Windows
2 21 (5.47%) Windows 7
3 15 (3.91%) Windows XP
4 10 (2.60%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (2.34%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (2.34%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (0.78%) Windows Vista
7 2 (0.52%) AIX
7 2 (0.52%) Linux
8 1 (0.26%) UNIX
8 1 (0.26%) Solaris
8 1 (0.26%) Android
8 1 (0.26%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.26%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (19.01%) PRINCE2
2 63 (16.41%) Project Management
3 55 (14.32%) ITIL
4 41 (10.68%) CRM
5 35 (9.11%) Migration
6 30 (7.81%) Agile Software Development
7 22 (5.73%) Change Management
7 22 (5.73%) Business Intelligence
8 20 (5.21%) Service Delivery
8 20 (5.21%) Supplier Management
9 19 (4.95%) Business Analysis
10 17 (4.43%) Stakeholder Management
10 17 (4.43%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 15 (3.91%) Data Migration
11 15 (3.91%) Line Management
11 15 (3.91%) Project Planning
12 14 (3.65%) Mentoring
12 14 (3.65%) Data Protection
13 13 (3.39%) Coaching
13 13 (3.39%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 53 (13.80%) SQL
2 10 (2.60%) C#
3 8 (2.08%) JavaScript
4 6 (1.56%) VBScript
5 5 (1.30%) VB
6 4 (1.04%) Java
6 4 (1.04%) T-SQL
6 4 (1.04%) C
7 3 (0.78%) PL/SQL
7 3 (0.78%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.26%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.26%) VBA
8 1 (0.26%) XQuery
8 1 (0.26%) XPath
8 1 (0.26%) PHP
Qualifications
1 24 (6.25%) Security Cleared
2 18 (4.69%) SC Cleared
3 14 (3.65%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 13 (3.39%) CCNA
4 13 (3.39%) Cisco Certification
5 11 (2.86%) Degree
6 10 (2.60%) Microsoft Certification
7 9 (2.34%) ISEB
8 8 (2.08%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 7 (1.82%) CCNP
9 7 (1.82%) ITIL Certification
10 6 (1.56%) PMP
10 6 (1.56%) PMI Certification
11 4 (1.04%) MCSE
11 4 (1.04%) CIMA
11 4 (1.04%) CCAB
12 3 (0.78%) MCDST
12 3 (0.78%) MCITP
12 3 (0.78%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 3 (0.78%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.34%) QA
2 8 (2.08%) SLA
3 6 (1.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 17799
4 2 (0.52%) BS7799
4 2 (0.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.52%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.52%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.52%) GPG13
5 1 (0.26%) TickIT
5 1 (0.26%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.26%) WCAG
System Software
1 49 (12.76%) Active Directory
2 18 (4.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (2.60%) Microsoft App-V
4 8 (2.08%) Xen
4 8 (2.08%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.78%) ISA Server
6 1 (0.26%) XenApp
6 1 (0.26%) VMware Server
6 1 (0.26%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 15 (3.91%) SCCM
2 1 (0.26%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.26%) Tivoli
2 1 (0.26%) Backup Exec
2 1 (0.26%) WSUS
2 1 (0.26%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 89 (23.18%) Oracle
2 74 (19.27%) Microsoft
3 42 (10.94%) Citrix
4 37 (9.64%) VMware
5 19 (4.95%) SAP
6 15 (3.91%) Cisco
7 10 (2.60%) Lotus
7 10 (2.60%) McAfee
8 9 (2.34%) Symantec
8 9 (2.34%) Juniper
9 8 (2.08%) EMC
10 7 (1.82%) Adobe
11 6 (1.56%) HP
11 6 (1.56%) CheckPoint
11 6 (1.56%) LANDesk
12 4 (1.04%) Informatica
13 3 (0.78%) Cognos
13 3 (0.78%) OpenText
13 3 (0.78%) Apple
13 3 (0.78%) CODA
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