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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Local Government over the 3 months to 26 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
26 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Local Government
UK
Rank 476 445 402
Rank change year-on-year
-31 -43
Contract jobs citing Local Government 121 186 217
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.27% 0.36% 0.41%
As % of the General category 0.73% 0.93% 1.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 127 117
Median daily rate £400 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £216 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £460 £501
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £325 £425
% change year-on-year
+23.07% -23.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 31 46
Median hourly rate £18.50 £19.50 £21.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.10% -10.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £15.00 £13.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.07 £35.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.69 £22.45 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-16.75% +2.04%

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
16612 19956 20403
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.10% 38.41% 38.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 10904 12858 12800
Median daily rate £450 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 455 523 436
Median hourly rate £27.50 £29.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.17% +31.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £12.00 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.71 £54.43 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £32.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-16.92% +35.41%

Local Government
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Local Government as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 26 February 2017.

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 26 February 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Local Government within the UK over the 3 months to 26 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -37 115 £400 +14.28% 41
London -16 34 £400 +14.28% 11
South East +18 23 £450 +55.03% 6
West Midlands +8 15 £275 -21.42% 6
South West +12 14 £399 +32.91% 4
North West -11 13 £370 +17.46% 3
Cheshire +17 10 £250 -20.00%
Hampshire +6 9 £438 +29.62% 4
Staffordshire - 8 £288 -
East of England -16 6 £233 -33.57% 4
Kent - 6 £475 -
Devon 0 5 £400 +77.77%
Exeter -4 5 £400 +77.77%
North East -4 5 £825 +135.71% 2
Chester -10 5 £225 -35.71%
Bristol +7 4 £600 - 2
Cornwall - 4 £250 -
Tyne and Wear - 4 £825 - 2
Berkshire +12 3 £277 -1.42% 1
East Midlands +3 3 £550 +29.41% 1
Birmingham - 3 £213 - 5
Yorkshire +21 2 - - 5
Wales +9 2 - -
Winchester +5 2 £450 +50.00%
South Yorkshire +4 2 - - 1
Oxfordshire -4 2 £481 -
Cambridge - 2 £345 -
Southampton - 2 £220 - 4
Edinburgh - 2 £348 -
Cambridgeshire - 2 £345 - 1

Local Government
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Local Government also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Local Government.

1 49 (17.44%) Project Management
2 48 (17.08%) Microsoft
3 42 (14.95%) PRINCE2
4 39 (13.88%) Agile Software Development
5 37 (13.17%) Windows
6 35 (12.46%) Finance
7 28 (9.96%) ITIL
8 27 (9.61%) SQL Server
8 27 (9.61%) Active Directory
9 26 (9.25%) SQL
10 24 (8.54%) Migration
11 23 (8.19%) Stakeholder Management
12 22 (7.83%) VMware
13 21 (7.47%) Oracle
13 21 (7.47%) MS Excel
13 21 (7.47%) Business Analysis
14 20 (7.12%) ERP
14 20 (7.12%) Cisco
14 20 (7.12%) Management Information System
15 19 (6.76%) Change Management
15 19 (6.76%) CSS
15 19 (6.76%) Windows Server
16 18 (6.41%) HTML
16 18 (6.41%) SharePoint
16 18 (6.41%) Risk Management
17 17 (6.05%) QA
17 17 (6.05%) Windows Server 2008
18 16 (5.69%) CRM
19 15 (5.34%) .NET
19 15 (5.34%) Data Centre

Local Government
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 18 (6.41%) SharePoint
2 9 (3.20%) CMS
3 6 (2.14%) BizTalk Server
4 4 (1.42%) MS Exchange
4 4 (1.42%) Skype for Business
5 3 (1.07%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (1.07%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (0.71%) Alfresco
6 2 (0.71%) Drupal
6 2 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (0.71%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (0.71%) WordPress
7 1 (0.36%) Apache
7 1 (0.36%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2000
7 1 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.36%) IIS
7 1 (0.36%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (0.36%) Umbraco
Applications
1 21 (7.47%) MS Excel
2 14 (4.98%) MS Office
3 9 (3.20%) Photoshop
4 8 (2.85%) Fireworks
5 6 (2.14%) MS PowerPoint
5 6 (2.14%) MS Visio
6 4 (1.42%) InfoPath
7 3 (1.07%) MS Project
8 2 (0.71%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (2.85%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (2.14%) Unit4 Business World
3 4 (1.42%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.71%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (0.71%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.36%) Academy Housing
5 1 (0.36%) Infor M3
5 1 (0.36%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.36%) ResourceLink
5 1 (0.36%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.36%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 9 (3.20%) Office 365
2 8 (2.85%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (1.42%) OneDrive
4 1 (0.36%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.36%) GitHub
4 1 (0.36%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 12 (4.27%) Firewall
2 9 (3.20%) Internet
3 8 (2.85%) SAN
4 7 (2.49%) LAN
4 7 (2.49%) WAN
5 6 (2.14%) Intranet
5 6 (2.14%) Wi-Fi
6 5 (1.78%) DNS
6 5 (1.78%) NAS
6 5 (1.78%) VoIP
6 5 (1.78%) VPN
7 3 (1.07%) Cisco ASA
7 3 (1.07%) DHCP
7 3 (1.07%) PABX
7 3 (1.07%) TCP/IP
7 3 (1.07%) VLAN
7 3 (1.07%) Wireless
8 2 (0.71%) Cisco Nexus
8 2 (0.71%) NetScaler
8 2 (0.71%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (9.61%) SQL Server
2 9 (3.20%) GIS
3 7 (2.49%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (2.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (2.14%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (2.14%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (1.78%) Oracle Database
6 4 (1.42%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
6 4 (1.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 4 (1.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (1.07%) EDRMS
7 3 (1.07%) MySQL
7 3 (1.07%) Oracle Database 11g
7 3 (1.07%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (0.71%) BusinessObjects
8 2 (0.71%) Oracle Database 10g
8 2 (0.71%) Oracle9i Database
8 2 (0.71%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.36%) MS Access
9 1 (0.36%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 8 (2.85%) Axure RP
2 7 (2.49%) Visual Studio
3 5 (1.78%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (0.71%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.71%) JIRA
4 2 (0.71%) Selenium
5 1 (0.36%) Bitbucket
5 1 (0.36%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.36%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.36%) MSTest
5 1 (0.36%) NUnit
5 1 (0.36%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (0.36%) Spock
5 1 (0.36%) Subversion
5 1 (0.36%) webpack
General
1 35 (12.46%) Finance
2 4 (1.42%) Back Office
2 4 (1.42%) Telecoms
3 2 (0.71%) Law
3 2 (0.71%) Manufacturing
3 2 (0.71%) Marketing
4 1 (0.36%) Advertising
4 1 (0.36%) Banking
4 1 (0.36%) Billing
4 1 (0.36%) French Language
4 1 (0.36%) Legal
4 1 (0.36%) Publishing
4 1 (0.36%) Retail
4 1 (0.36%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 54 (19.22%) Analyst
2 45 (16.01%) Project Manager
3 30 (10.68%) Business Analyst
4 28 (9.96%) Architect
5 24 (8.54%) Developer
6 12 (4.27%) Programme Manager
7 11 (3.91%) Consultant
8 10 (3.56%) 2nd Line Support
8 10 (3.56%) Business Manager
8 10 (3.56%) Enterprise Architect
9 9 (3.20%) DBA
9 9 (3.20%) Support Engineer
10 8 (2.85%) ICT Manager
10 8 (2.85%) IT Manager
10 8 (2.85%) Senior Manager
11 7 (2.49%) Change Manager
11 7 (2.49%) ICT Project Manager
11 7 (2.49%) Network Engineer
11 7 (2.49%) Project Analyst
11 7 (2.49%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (6.76%) CSS
2 18 (6.41%) HTML
3 15 (5.34%) .NET
4 8 (2.85%) Web Services
5 7 (2.49%) REST
5 7 (2.49%) XML
6 6 (2.14%) .NET Framework
6 6 (2.14%) SOAP
7 5 (1.78%) jQuery
8 4 (1.42%) JSON
8 4 (1.42%) Velocity
8 4 (1.42%) WSDL
8 4 (1.42%) XML Schema
8 4 (1.42%) XSLT
9 3 (1.07%) Entity Framework
9 3 (1.07%) HTML5
9 3 (1.07%) MDX
9 3 (1.07%) Middleware
9 3 (1.07%) RSS
10 2 (0.71%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 20 (7.12%) Management Information System
2 15 (5.34%) Data Centre
3 14 (4.98%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (3.20%) User Experience
5 6 (2.14%) Driving Licence
5 6 (2.14%) Fat Client
5 6 (2.14%) NHS
5 6 (2.14%) Thin Client
6 5 (1.78%) EMC VMAX
6 5 (1.78%) EMC VNX
6 5 (1.78%) N-Tier
6 5 (1.78%) VxBlock/Vblock
7 4 (1.42%) Hybrid Cloud
8 3 (1.07%) BYOD
8 3 (1.07%) Clustering
8 3 (1.07%) Data Structures
8 3 (1.07%) Freedom of Information
9 2 (0.71%) Computer Science
9 2 (0.71%) Smartphone
9 2 (0.71%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 37 (13.17%) Windows
2 19 (6.76%) Windows Server
3 17 (6.05%) Windows Server 2008
4 13 (4.63%) Windows 7
5 12 (4.27%) Windows Server 2003
5 12 (4.27%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (2.85%) Unix
7 6 (2.14%) Linux
7 6 (2.14%) Windows 8
8 4 (1.42%) Windows 10
8 4 (1.42%) Windows XP
9 2 (0.71%) AIX
9 2 (0.71%) Android
9 2 (0.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.71%) Solaris
9 2 (0.71%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.36%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.36%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.36%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (17.44%) Project Management
2 42 (14.95%) PRINCE2
3 39 (13.88%) Agile Software Development
4 28 (9.96%) ITIL
5 24 (8.54%) Migration
6 23 (8.19%) Stakeholder Management
7 21 (7.47%) Business Analysis
8 20 (7.12%) ERP
9 19 (6.76%) Change Management
10 18 (6.41%) Risk Management
11 16 (5.69%) CRM
12 14 (4.98%) Service Delivery
13 12 (4.27%) Scrum
14 11 (3.91%) Data Migration
14 11 (3.91%) Service Design
15 10 (3.56%) Coaching
15 10 (3.56%) Line Management
15 10 (3.56%) People Management
15 10 (3.56%) Web Development
15 10 (3.56%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 26 (9.25%) SQL
2 13 (4.63%) JavaScript
3 11 (3.91%) C#
4 3 (1.07%) PHP
4 3 (1.07%) PowerShell
4 3 (1.07%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.36%) Groovy
5 1 (0.36%) Java
5 1 (0.36%) PHP 5
5 1 (0.36%) VB.NET
5 1 (0.36%) VBA
5 1 (0.36%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 14 (4.98%) Security Cleared
2 13 (4.63%) SC Cleared
3 12 (4.27%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 10 (3.56%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (2.85%) CCNA
5 8 (2.85%) MCP
6 7 (2.49%) Degree
7 6 (2.14%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (1.78%) ISEB
8 5 (1.78%) MCSE
9 4 (1.42%) CCNP
10 2 (0.71%) DV Cleared
10 2 (0.71%) ISTQB
10 2 (0.71%) Oracle Certification
10 2 (0.71%) PMI Certification
10 2 (0.71%) PMP
10 2 (0.71%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 1 (0.36%) APMP
11 1 (0.36%) CBAP
11 1 (0.36%) NVQ Level 4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (6.05%) QA
2 12 (4.27%) PMO
3 2 (0.71%) ISO 14001
3 2 (0.71%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.71%) SLA
3 2 (0.71%) WCAG
4 1 (0.36%) Data Quality
System Software
1 27 (9.61%) Active Directory
2 9 (3.20%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (3.20%) vSphere
3 7 (2.49%) XenApp
4 4 (1.42%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 2 (0.71%) Oracle RAC
5 2 (0.71%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 2 (0.71%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.71%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.36%) BitLocker
6 1 (0.36%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (0.36%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.36%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.36%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.36%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.36%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 10 (3.56%) SCCM
2 5 (1.78%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 2 (0.71%) Data Guard
3 2 (0.71%) EMC NetWorker
3 2 (0.71%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
3 2 (0.71%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (0.36%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.36%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.36%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (0.36%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.36%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 48 (17.08%) Microsoft
2 22 (7.83%) VMware
3 21 (7.47%) Oracle
4 20 (7.12%) Cisco
5 14 (4.98%) Citrix
6 9 (3.20%) LANDesk
7 7 (2.49%) SAP
8 6 (2.14%) CheckPoint
9 5 (1.78%) EMC
10 4 (1.42%) AppSense
10 4 (1.42%) Symantec
11 3 (1.07%) Capita
11 3 (1.07%) IBM
11 3 (1.07%) Intel Security
11 3 (1.07%) Mitel
11 3 (1.07%) Northgate
11 3 (1.07%) Sophos
12 2 (0.71%) EqualLogic
12 2 (0.71%) HP
12 2 (0.71%) Veeam
Littlehampton, West Sussex
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Rate: £36,937 to £38,789 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Morden, Surrey
Square One Resources
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Square One Resources
Posted: 3 days ago
Dereham, Norfolk
Breckland Council and South Holland District Council
Posted: 3 days ago
East London
IQ Public Sector
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Northallerton, North Yorkshire
Bluetownonline
Rate: From £33,106 to £35,093 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
LA International
Posted: 4 days ago
Dereham, Norfolk and Spalding, Lincolnshire
Breckland Council and South Holland District Council
Rate: £42,534 - £48,417
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Bluetown Online LTD
Rate: £18623 per annum
Posted: 23 days ago