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 28 July 2016 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
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Local Government
Rank 504 449 424
Rank change year-on-year
-55 -25
Contract jobs citing Local Government 147 200 199
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.27% 0.35% 0.36%
As % of the General category 0.75% 0.87% 0.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 106 120
Median daily rate £350 £339 £383
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.32% -11.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £225 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £504 £492 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £318 £363 £400
% change year-on-year
-12.41% -9.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 36 37
Median hourly rate £24.99 £19.00 £23.86
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.53% -20.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.73 £13.69 £14.08
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £36.25 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.35 £19.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+17.63% -30.90%

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
19693 22861 21188
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 36.47% 40.05% 38.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 13061 14670 13095
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £620 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £398 £383
% change year-on-year
+0.62% +3.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 483 568 546
Median hourly rate £20.50 £22.18 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.56% +8.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.50 £49.19 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.25 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-1.11% -

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 28 July 2016.

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 28 July 2016.

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 28 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -69 137 £363 +7.56% 73
London -6 51 £388 +19.23% 21
East of England +32 28 £270 -10.00% 1
South East +16 20 £425 +41.66% 14
North West -33 20 £325 -23.52% 9
Hertfordshire +24 11 £250 -
Hampshire +11 10 £400 +6.66% 2
Manchester -32 9 £350 -16.16% 8
Watford - 9 £230 -
West Midlands -38 8 £433 +8.12% 3
Bedfordshire +2 7 £280 -6.66%
Essex +4 6 £363 +11.53% 1
Cheshire -10 6 £310 -17.33% 1
Wales - 6 £210 -
Swansea - 5 £210 -
West Wales - 5 £210 -
East Midlands -5 4 £438 -11.16% 3
Croydon - 4 £350 -
City of London +46 3 £525 +23.52% 6
Berkshire -1 3 £375 -9.63% 1
Surrey -1 3 £475 - 2
Scotland -4 3 - - 1
South West -7 3 £400 +6.66% 8
Reading - 3 £375 -
Plymouth +3 2 £400 +3.22%
Devon +3 2 £400 +3.22%
South Yorkshire -6 2 £218 - 5
West Sussex -6 2 - - 1
Yorkshire -10 2 £218 -43.87% 11
Chester -19 2 £205 -45.33%

Local Government
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 2016, 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 63 (19.94%) ITIL
2 58 (18.35%) Agile Software Development
3 57 (18.04%) PRINCE2
4 54 (17.09%) Microsoft
5 50 (15.82%) Project Management
6 43 (13.61%) Finance
7 34 (10.76%) Windows
8 28 (8.86%) JavaScript
8 28 (8.86%) SQL
8 28 (8.86%) Active Directory
9 25 (7.91%) SQL Server
9 25 (7.91%) Service Delivery
9 25 (7.91%) Scrum
10 22 (6.96%) Security Cleared
11 21 (6.65%) Change Management
11 21 (6.65%) Service Management
11 21 (6.65%) MS Excel
11 21 (6.65%) CRM
12 20 (6.33%) SharePoint
12 20 (6.33%) C#
12 20 (6.33%) SCCM
12 20 (6.33%) Microsoft Azure
12 20 (6.33%) Business Analysis
13 19 (6.01%) DNS
13 19 (6.01%) Management Information System
13 19 (6.01%) VMware
14 18 (5.70%) Stakeholder Management
14 18 (5.70%) HTML
14 18 (5.70%) .NET
14 18 (5.70%) Citrix

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 20 (6.33%) SharePoint
2 12 (3.80%) MS Exchange
3 7 (2.22%) GeoServer
4 6 (1.90%) BizTalk Server
4 6 (1.90%) Confluence
5 5 (1.58%) IIS
6 4 (1.27%) Tomcat
7 3 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (0.95%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (0.63%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 2 (0.63%) Apache
8 2 (0.63%) CMS
8 2 (0.63%) Drupal
8 2 (0.63%) LiveLink
8 2 (0.63%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (0.63%) Skype for Business
8 2 (0.63%) Umbraco
8 2 (0.63%) WordPress
9 1 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.32%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 21 (6.65%) MS Excel
2 11 (3.48%) MS Visio
3 10 (3.16%) MS Office
4 9 (2.85%) MS Project
5 4 (1.27%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.32%) Adobe Captivate
6 1 (0.32%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 13 (4.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.27%) Unit4 Business World
3 2 (0.63%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.32%) Academy Housing
4 1 (0.32%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.32%) Oracle Financial Analyzer
4 1 (0.32%) Oracle Payroll
4 1 (0.32%) Primavera
4 1 (0.32%) SAP BPC
4 1 (0.32%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.32%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.32%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.32%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.32%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.32%) SAP PSCD
4 1 (0.32%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 20 (6.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (4.75%) Office 365
3 7 (2.22%) OneDrive
4 2 (0.63%) IaaS
4 2 (0.63%) SaaS
5 1 (0.32%) Adobe Analytics
5 1 (0.32%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.32%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 19 (6.01%) DNS
2 12 (3.80%) DHCP
3 10 (3.16%) Firewall
4 9 (2.85%) LAN
4 9 (2.85%) WAN
5 8 (2.53%) SSL
6 5 (1.58%) HTTP
7 3 (0.95%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 3 (0.95%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 3 (0.95%) IPv6
7 3 (0.95%) OpenLDAP
7 3 (0.95%) SAN
7 3 (0.95%) VoIP
7 3 (0.95%) VPN
8 2 (0.63%) Internet
8 2 (0.63%) IP Telephony
8 2 (0.63%) NAS
8 2 (0.63%) OSPF
8 2 (0.63%) Skype
8 2 (0.63%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (7.91%) SQL Server
2 8 (2.53%) GIS
3 7 (2.22%) QGIS
3 7 (2.22%) SQL Server 2014
4 6 (1.90%) Spatial Data
4 6 (1.90%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (1.27%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (1.27%) QlikView
5 4 (1.27%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (1.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (0.95%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (0.95%) Power BI
6 3 (0.95%) Relational Database
6 3 (0.95%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (0.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.63%) Amazon RDS
7 2 (0.63%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (0.63%) EDRMS
7 2 (0.63%) MS Access
7 2 (0.63%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 7 (2.22%) JIRA
2 5 (1.58%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (1.58%) Visual Studio
3 3 (0.95%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.63%) Subversion
5 1 (0.32%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.32%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.32%) JMeter
5 1 (0.32%) LoadRunner
5 1 (0.32%) MSI
5 1 (0.32%) Selenium
5 1 (0.32%) SoapUI
5 1 (0.32%) SpecFlow
5 1 (0.32%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (0.32%) WebDriver
5 1 (0.32%) Zephyr
General
1 43 (13.61%) Finance
2 16 (5.06%) Telecoms
3 5 (1.58%) Back Office
4 3 (0.95%) Banking
5 2 (0.63%) Billing
6 1 (0.32%) Electronics
6 1 (0.32%) Law
6 1 (0.32%) Legal
6 1 (0.32%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.32%) Marketing
6 1 (0.32%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 61 (19.30%) Analyst
2 41 (12.97%) Project Manager
3 36 (11.39%) Business Analyst
4 34 (10.76%) Developer
5 18 (5.70%) Consultant
6 15 (4.75%) Architect
6 15 (4.75%) ICT Manager
7 14 (4.43%) Programme Manager
8 12 (3.80%) Applications Developer
9 10 (3.16%) Senior Manager
9 10 (3.16%) Support Engineer
10 8 (2.53%) GIS Developer
10 8 (2.53%) ICT Project Manager
10 8 (2.53%) Service Desk Support
10 8 (2.53%) Service Manager
11 7 (2.22%) C# Developer
11 7 (2.22%) Desktop Support
11 7 (2.22%) JavaScript Developer
11 7 (2.22%) Solutions Architect
11 7 (2.22%) Transformation Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (5.70%) .NET
1 18 (5.70%) HTML
2 17 (5.38%) CSS
3 15 (4.75%) jQuery
4 14 (4.43%) Web Services
5 13 (4.11%) XML
6 11 (3.48%) Ajax
6 11 (3.48%) ASP.NET
6 11 (3.48%) HTML5
7 9 (2.85%) Java EE
8 7 (2.22%) .NET Framework
8 7 (2.22%) CSS3
9 6 (1.90%) AngularJS
9 6 (1.90%) XSLT
10 5 (1.58%) LINQ
11 4 (1.27%) ASP.NET Web API
11 4 (1.27%) KnockoutJS
11 4 (1.27%) REST
11 4 (1.27%) WinForms
12 3 (0.95%) Castle Windsor
Miscellaneous
1 19 (6.01%) Management Information System
2 12 (3.80%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (3.48%) NHS
4 10 (3.16%) Data Centre
4 10 (3.16%) User Experience
5 7 (2.22%) Mobile App
6 5 (1.58%) Driving Licence
7 4 (1.27%) Cyberthreat
7 4 (1.27%) Data Extraction
7 4 (1.27%) e-Learning
7 4 (1.27%) Freedom of Information
7 4 (1.27%) Smart Meter
7 4 (1.27%) Visualisation
8 3 (0.95%) VCE vBlock
8 3 (0.95%) W3C
9 2 (0.63%) Computer Science
9 2 (0.63%) Performance Metrics
9 2 (0.63%) Statistics
9 2 (0.63%) Taxonomies
10 1 (0.32%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 34 (10.76%) Windows
2 16 (5.06%) Windows 7
3 11 (3.48%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (3.48%) Windows Server 2012
4 10 (3.16%) Windows Server
5 7 (2.22%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (1.58%) Linux
7 3 (0.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (0.95%) Unix
8 2 (0.63%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.32%) Android
9 1 (0.32%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.32%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (19.94%) ITIL
2 58 (18.35%) Agile Software Development
3 57 (18.04%) PRINCE2
4 50 (15.82%) Project Management
5 25 (7.91%) Scrum
5 25 (7.91%) Service Delivery
6 21 (6.65%) Change Management
6 21 (6.65%) CRM
6 21 (6.65%) Service Management
7 20 (6.33%) Business Analysis
8 18 (5.70%) Stakeholder Management
9 15 (4.75%) Requirements Analysis
10 14 (4.43%) Migration
11 12 (3.80%) Business Intelligence
11 12 (3.80%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 12 (3.80%) Systems Analysis
12 11 (3.48%) Programme Management
12 11 (3.48%) Software Engineering
13 10 (3.16%) BPR
13 10 (3.16%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 28 (8.86%) JavaScript
1 28 (8.86%) SQL
2 20 (6.33%) C#
3 15 (4.75%) Java
4 12 (3.80%) T-SQL
5 7 (2.22%) Python
6 4 (1.27%) PowerShell
7 3 (0.95%) Bash Shell
7 3 (0.95%) Perl
7 3 (0.95%) PL/SQL
8 2 (0.63%) PHP
8 2 (0.63%) VBScript
9 1 (0.32%) VB
9 1 (0.32%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.32%) VBA
Qualifications
1 22 (6.96%) Security Cleared
2 17 (5.38%) Microsoft Certification
3 15 (4.75%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 13 (4.11%) Degree
5 12 (3.80%) Cisco Certification
6 10 (3.16%) SC Cleared
7 8 (2.53%) DV Cleared
7 8 (2.53%) MCSE
8 7 (2.22%) CCNA
8 7 (2.22%) ITIL Certification
8 7 (2.22%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 7 (2.22%) MCITP
8 7 (2.22%) MCP
8 7 (2.22%) MCSA
9 3 (0.95%) CCNP
10 2 (0.63%) CCIE
10 2 (0.63%) ISEB
10 2 (0.63%) MCTS
10 2 (0.63%) PMP
11 1 (0.32%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.90%) SLA
2 4 (1.27%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.95%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.63%) QA
5 1 (0.32%) BS7666
5 1 (0.32%) GPG13
5 1 (0.32%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 28 (8.86%) Active Directory
2 6 (1.90%) Hyper-V
2 6 (1.90%) XenApp
3 4 (1.27%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (0.95%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.63%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 2 (0.63%) vSphere
6 1 (0.32%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.32%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 20 (6.33%) SCCM
2 5 (1.58%) SCOM
3 3 (0.95%) Microsoft Intune
3 3 (0.95%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (0.95%) Puppet
4 1 (0.32%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 54 (17.09%) Microsoft
2 19 (6.01%) VMware
3 18 (5.70%) Citrix
4 12 (3.80%) Oracle
5 11 (3.48%) Cisco
6 7 (2.22%) CheckPoint
7 6 (1.90%) Ericsson
8 4 (1.27%) Atlassian
8 4 (1.27%) Capita
8 4 (1.27%) Infragistics
8 4 (1.27%) Juniper
8 4 (1.27%) OpenText
8 4 (1.27%) SAP
9 3 (0.95%) Adobe
9 3 (0.95%) AppSense
9 3 (0.95%) F5
9 3 (0.95%) HP
10 2 (0.63%) Mitel
10 2 (0.63%) Sitecore
11 1 (0.32%) Sourcefire
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