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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Local Government
Rank 420 406 413
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +7
Contract jobs citing Local Government 180 193 145
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.34% 0.36% 0.31%
As % of the General category 0.86% 0.94% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 117 68
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£350 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £199 £217
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £493 £472
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 37 38
Average hourly rate £21.11 £32.50 £20.78
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.04% +56.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.35 £15.50 £14.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.66 £45.00 £46.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.13 £35.00 £21.77
% change year-on-year
-22.50% +60.77%

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
20823 20443 20419
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 39.05% 38.62% 43.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 13157 12905 12292
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 £280 £263 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £615 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 517 558 659
Average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.44 £11.25 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.20 £45.00 £44.99
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £25.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-8.00% -3.84%

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 29 May 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 29 May 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 29 May 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 -24 176 £350 -6.66% 52
London -7 47 £338 -12.33% 18
North West -19 42 £450 -6.97% 5
East of England +9 23 £249 -33.66% 7
Cheshire -18 21 £450 -5.26%
South East -17 19 £338 -3.57% 8
West Midlands +3 16 £400 +113.33% 2
Chester -1 16 £450 -
Yorkshire -9 16 £388 +31.35%
Manchester +8 14 £426 +13.66% 5
South West +18 10 £350 +150.00% 8
Bedfordshire +15 10 £318 -12.20%
City of London +9 10 £338 -15.62% 1
Staffordshire +7 10 £400 +128.57%
Essex -3 10 £178 -52.66% 2
Leeds -8 7 £385 -
Chelmsford -8 7 £175 -56.25%
West Yorkshire -11 7 £385 +60.41%
North Yorkshire - 7 £113 -
Stafford - 6 £400 -
Middlesbrough - 5 £113 -
Hampshire -3 4 £550 +39.24% 4
East Sussex -15 4 £338 +73.07% 1
Buckinghamshire +6 3 £250 -28.57%
Lancashire +5 3 £350 -30.00%
Scotland -1 3 £338 -13.46% 5
East Midlands -2 3 £228 -37.24% 3
West Sussex -17 3 £250 -
Cornwall - 3 £350 -
Oldham - 3 £470 -

Local Government
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 93 (22.74%) Oracle
2 87 (21.27%) PRINCE2
2 87 (21.27%) Finance
3 80 (19.56%) Project Management
4 69 (16.87%) ITIL
5 61 (14.91%) Microsoft
6 59 (14.43%) Oracle EBS R12
7 55 (13.45%) Oracle EBS
8 52 (12.71%) CRM
9 48 (11.74%) SQL
10 42 (10.27%) Windows
11 36 (8.80%) Migration
12 34 (8.31%) Active Directory
12 34 (8.31%) Agile Software Development
13 33 (8.07%) Business Intelligence
14 31 (7.58%) Stakeholder Management
14 31 (7.58%) Security Cleared
15 30 (7.33%) Citrix
16 29 (7.09%) Service Delivery
17 28 (6.85%) MS Office
17 28 (6.85%) MS Excel
18 27 (6.60%) MS Project
19 25 (6.11%) SharePoint
19 25 (6.11%) SC Cleared
19 25 (6.11%) Data Centre
20 24 (5.87%) NHS
21 23 (5.62%) Legal
22 22 (5.38%) WAN
23 21 (5.13%) SOA
23 21 (5.13%) PRINCE2 Certification

Local Government
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 25 (6.11%) SharePoint
2 12 (2.93%) BizTalk Server
3 10 (2.44%) MS Exchange
4 8 (1.96%) Oracle UPK
5 7 (1.71%) Oracle Self-Service HR
6 6 (1.47%) IBM Notes
6 6 (1.47%) CMS
7 5 (1.22%) IIS
8 4 (0.98%) Oracle Workflow
8 4 (0.98%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 4 (0.98%) Drupal
9 3 (0.73%) Liferay
9 3 (0.73%) Lync
9 3 (0.73%) SharePoint 2010
9 3 (0.73%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.24%) SAP Portal
10 1 (0.24%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.24%) LiveLink
10 1 (0.24%) JBoss
Applications
1 28 (6.85%) MS Office
1 28 (6.85%) MS Excel
2 27 (6.60%) MS Project
3 10 (2.44%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.98%) Photoshop
4 4 (0.98%) Acrobat
5 3 (0.73%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.49%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.24%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.24%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.24%) InDesign
7 1 (0.24%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.24%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 59 (14.43%) Oracle EBS R12
2 55 (13.45%) Oracle EBS
3 14 (3.42%) Oracle Payroll
4 13 (3.18%) Oracle HRMS
5 11 (2.69%) Oracle iRecruitment
6 10 (2.44%) Dynamics CRM
7 7 (1.71%) Oracle Payables
8 5 (1.22%) Oracle Internet Expenses
9 4 (0.98%) Oracle AGIS
9 4 (0.98%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 4 (0.98%) Oracle Receivables
9 4 (0.98%) Dynamics AX
10 3 (0.73%) Oracle CRM
10 3 (0.73%) Oracle Applications
10 3 (0.73%) Agresso
11 2 (0.49%) Oracle ERP
11 2 (0.49%) Oracle General Ledger
12 1 (0.24%) Hyperion Planning
12 1 (0.24%) SAP BPC
12 1 (0.24%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 8 (1.96%) Taleo
1 8 (1.96%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (0.98%) Office 365
3 1 (0.24%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 22 (5.38%) WAN
2 18 (4.40%) Firewall
2 18 (4.40%) DHCP
3 15 (3.67%) LAN
4 11 (2.69%) VLAN
4 11 (2.69%) VoIP
5 9 (2.20%) DNS
5 9 (2.20%) VPN
5 9 (2.20%) Internet
6 8 (1.96%) Intranet
7 7 (1.71%) Wireless
7 7 (1.71%) HTTP
8 6 (1.47%) PABX
9 5 (1.22%) NAS
9 5 (1.22%) Wi-Fi
9 5 (1.22%) TCP/IP
9 5 (1.22%) SAN
10 4 (0.98%) SSL
11 3 (0.73%) DMZ
11 3 (0.73%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (4.65%) Oracle BI EE
2 16 (3.91%) Data Warehouse
3 12 (2.93%) SQL Server
4 11 (2.69%) Oracle Reports
5 10 (2.44%) Oracle Database
6 7 (1.71%) SQL Server 2000
6 7 (1.71%) EDRMS
6 7 (1.71%) Relational Database
7 6 (1.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 6 (1.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 6 (1.47%) SQL Server 2008
8 5 (1.22%) SQL Server 2005
8 5 (1.22%) Oracle BI Publisher
9 4 (0.98%) DTS
9 4 (0.98%) Oracle Database 11g
10 3 (0.73%) Oracle Database 10g
11 2 (0.49%) SQL Server 2012
11 2 (0.49%) SAP BW
11 2 (0.49%) QlikView
12 1 (0.24%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (0.98%) Oracle Forms
1 4 (0.98%) ReSharper
1 4 (0.98%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (0.73%) Oracle APEX
2 3 (0.73%) Toad
3 2 (0.49%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (0.24%) Ant
4 1 (0.24%) Eclipse
General
1 87 (21.27%) Finance
2 23 (5.62%) Legal
3 9 (2.20%) Telecoms
4 7 (1.71%) Back Office
5 4 (0.98%) Marketing
6 3 (0.73%) Publishing
7 2 (0.49%) Law
8 1 (0.24%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.24%) Billing
8 1 (0.24%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.24%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 100 (24.45%) Project Manager
2 64 (15.65%) Analyst
3 50 (12.22%) Consultant
4 45 (11.00%) Oracle Consultant
5 41 (10.02%) Business Analyst
6 28 (6.85%) Developer
7 26 (6.36%) Architect
8 24 (5.87%) Functional Consultant
9 21 (5.13%) ICT Project Manager
10 19 (4.65%) Programme Manager
11 18 (4.40%) Solutions Architect
11 18 (4.40%) Payroll Consultant
11 18 (4.40%) Oracle Functional Consultant
12 17 (4.16%) Senior Manager
13 16 (3.91%) Oracle Payroll Consultant
14 15 (3.67%) Oracle HR Consultant
15 14 (3.42%) E-Business Consultant
16 13 (3.18%) Senior Project Manager
17 12 (2.93%) Oracle Developer
18 10 (2.44%) Trainer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (3.18%) .NET
2 12 (2.93%) CSS
3 9 (2.20%) XML
3 9 (2.20%) CSS3
4 8 (1.96%) Middleware
4 8 (1.96%) SAML
4 8 (1.96%) OAuth
5 7 (1.71%) ASP.NET
6 6 (1.47%) Web Services
6 6 (1.47%) HTML
7 5 (1.22%) .NET Framework
7 5 (1.22%) LINQ
7 5 (1.22%) AngularJS
8 4 (0.98%) Kendo UI
8 4 (0.98%) Entity Framework
8 4 (0.98%) Razor View Engine
8 4 (0.98%) Ajax
8 4 (0.98%) jQuery
8 4 (0.98%) JSON
8 4 (0.98%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 25 (6.11%) Data Centre
2 24 (5.87%) NHS
3 17 (4.16%) Management Information System
3 17 (4.16%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (1.96%) Mobile App
5 7 (1.71%) Data Integration
5 7 (1.71%) GIS
6 6 (1.47%) User Experience
6 6 (1.47%) E-Learning
6 6 (1.47%) Blog
6 6 (1.47%) Computer Science
7 4 (0.98%) Freedom of Information
7 4 (0.98%) Data Protection Act
7 4 (0.98%) Enterprise Storage
8 3 (0.73%) Statistics
8 3 (0.73%) Freedom of Information Act
8 3 (0.73%) CMDB
8 3 (0.73%) SCORM
8 3 (0.73%) Clustering
8 3 (0.73%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 42 (10.27%) Windows
2 17 (4.16%) Windows 7
3 14 (3.42%) Windows XP
4 7 (1.71%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (1.22%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (0.98%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (0.98%) Linux
7 2 (0.49%) Solaris
7 2 (0.49%) Windows Vista
8 1 (0.24%) Android
8 1 (0.24%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.24%) Mac OS X Server
8 1 (0.24%) AIX
8 1 (0.24%) UNIX
8 1 (0.24%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.24%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (21.27%) PRINCE2
2 80 (19.56%) Project Management
3 69 (16.87%) ITIL
4 52 (12.71%) CRM
5 36 (8.80%) Migration
6 34 (8.31%) Agile Software Development
7 33 (8.07%) Business Intelligence
8 31 (7.58%) Stakeholder Management
9 29 (7.09%) Service Delivery
10 21 (5.13%) SOA
11 19 (4.65%) Project Planning
11 19 (4.65%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 19 (4.65%) Business Analysis
12 17 (4.16%) Data Migration
12 17 (4.16%) Data Protection
12 17 (4.16%) Scrum
12 17 (4.16%) Change Management
13 16 (3.91%) Line Management
13 16 (3.91%) Change Control
13 16 (3.91%) BPR
Programming Languages
1 48 (11.74%) SQL
2 13 (3.18%) C
3 8 (1.96%) PL/SQL
4 5 (1.22%) C#
5 4 (0.98%) Java
5 4 (0.98%) T-SQL
6 2 (0.49%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.24%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.24%) PHP
7 1 (0.24%) VBScript
7 1 (0.24%) VB
7 1 (0.24%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 31 (7.58%) Security Cleared
2 25 (6.11%) SC Cleared
3 21 (5.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 20 (4.89%) Degree
5 16 (3.91%) ISEB
6 12 (2.93%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 10 (2.44%) Cisco Certification
7 10 (2.44%) CCNA
8 8 (1.96%) Microsoft Certification
9 7 (1.71%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (0.98%) MCP
10 4 (0.98%) MCSE
11 3 (0.73%) PMP
11 3 (0.73%) PMI Certification
12 2 (0.49%) AAT
12 2 (0.49%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 2 (0.49%) CISSP
12 2 (0.49%) Postgraduate
12 2 (0.49%) MCSA
12 2 (0.49%) CCAB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (1.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (1.47%) SLA
2 6 (1.47%) QA
3 4 (0.98%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 17799
4 2 (0.49%) BS7799
5 1 (0.24%) WCAG
5 1 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.24%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.24%) GPG13
System Software
1 34 (8.31%) Active Directory
2 12 (2.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (1.47%) ISA Server
4 4 (0.98%) Microsoft App-V
4 4 (0.98%) Xen
4 4 (0.98%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.49%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.24%) vSphere
6 1 (0.24%) VMware Server
6 1 (0.24%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 10 (2.44%) SCCM
2 1 (0.24%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.24%) WSUS
2 1 (0.24%) SCOM
2 1 (0.24%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (0.24%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 93 (22.74%) Oracle
2 61 (14.91%) Microsoft
3 30 (7.33%) Citrix
4 21 (5.13%) Cisco
5 18 (4.40%) VMware
6 9 (2.20%) McAfee
6 9 (2.20%) Symantec
6 9 (2.20%) SAP
7 8 (1.96%) Juniper
7 8 (1.96%) HP
8 6 (1.47%) Lotus
9 5 (1.22%) Aruba
10 4 (0.98%) CheckPoint
10 4 (0.98%) Apple
10 4 (0.98%) Adobe
10 4 (0.98%) Dell
10 4 (0.98%) EMC
10 4 (0.98%) Telerik
10 4 (0.98%) LANDesk
11 2 (0.49%) F5
Manchester
Capita - ITIN
Rate: £20000.00 - £24000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Reed Technology
Rate: £1 per day + RATE NEGOTIABLE
Posted: 8 hours ago
Witham, Essex
Network ITR
Rate: 450 to 500 per day GBP
Posted: 8 hours ago
Witham, Essex
Network ITR
Rate: 300 to 350 per day GBP
Posted: 10 hours ago
Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £30000.00 - £38000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Hemel Hempstead
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: Market related
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £450.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Southampton
Capita - ITIN
Rate: £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Hampshire
Maclean Moore Consulting
Rate: From £250 to £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Worcestershire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £275 - £350 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
Brighton
Deerfoot IT
Rate: £325 - £375 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
London
Capita - ITIN
Rate: £27500.00 per annum
Posted: 22 days ago