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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Local Government
Rank 430 418 394
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -24
Contract jobs citing Local Government 198 195 196
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.38% 0.38% 0.39%
As % of the General category 1.00% 0.97% 0.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 106 98
Average daily rate £350 £413 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.15% +32.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £425 £314
% change year-on-year
-17.64% +35.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 43 48
Average hourly rate £20.97 £18.13 £25.02
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.67% -27.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.92 £13.14 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £41.00 £42.38
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.45 £18.00 £31.56
% change year-on-year
+24.72% -42.95%

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
19873 20114 20062
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.63% 38.84% 40.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 12747 12764 12386
Average daily rate £450 £438 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £613
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 541 453 620
Average hourly rate £30.00 £22.60 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.77% +0.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.00 £11.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.90 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.66 £25.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+31.98% +10.86%

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 10 February 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 10 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Local Government within the UK over the 3 months to 10 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 0 187 £350 -15.66% 79
London +13 68 £350 -8.19% 21
North West -50 36 £363 -19.44% 11
Cheshire -17 27 £400 -15.78% 2
South East +32 26 £350 -6.66% 11
Chester +2 25 £400 +29.03% 1
East of England +11 17 £350 -17.64% 7
West Midlands -17 15 £400 -17.94% 15
Hampshire +17 13 £350 -17.64% 1
Hertfordshire +14 8 £300 - 4
South West +10 8 £325 -10.34% 5
East Midlands -9 7 £425 +17.24% 1
Surrey -5 6 £400 - 2
Manchester -26 6 £315 -26.95% 8
Yorkshire -23 5 £566 +74.15% 5
Warwickshire +5 4 £300 -29.41%
Warwick 0 4 £300 -29.41%
Croydon -7 4 £350 -48.14%
Sheffield - 4 £508 -
Lincolnshire - 4 £425 -
Norfolk - 4 £490 - 1
South Yorkshire - 4 £508 - 1
Berkshire +10 3 £225 -55.00% 4
Bristol +1 3 £490 - 1
Essex -1 3 £350 -17.64%
Scotland -6 3 - - 7
North East -16 3 £300 +9.09% 2
Hemel Hempstead - 3 - - 1
Edinburgh - 3 - - 3
Wolverhampton - 3 £400 - 2

Local Government
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 66 (18.08%) Project Management
2 63 (17.26%) PRINCE2
3 62 (16.99%) Microsoft
4 61 (16.71%) Finance
5 59 (16.16%) ITIL
6 48 (13.15%) Windows
7 42 (11.51%) Migration
7 42 (11.51%) Stakeholder Management
8 40 (10.96%) SQL
9 39 (10.68%) MS Excel
10 34 (9.32%) Oracle
11 33 (9.04%) Agile Software Development
12 31 (8.49%) Active Directory
12 31 (8.49%) Business Analysis
13 29 (7.95%) Citrix
13 29 (7.95%) Change Management
13 29 (7.95%) Management Information System
13 29 (7.95%) Analytical Skills
14 25 (6.85%) VMware
14 25 (6.85%) JavaScript
15 23 (6.30%) SQL Server
16 22 (6.03%) CRM
16 22 (6.03%) SharePoint
17 20 (5.48%) Data Analysis
17 20 (5.48%) Service Delivery
17 20 (5.48%) Windows 7
18 19 (5.21%) Web Services
18 19 (5.21%) Data Migration
19 18 (4.93%) Cisco
20 17 (4.66%) Service Management

Local Government
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 (6.03%) SharePoint
2 14 (3.84%) MS Exchange
3 10 (2.74%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 8 (2.19%) Skype for Business
5 6 (1.64%) IIS
6 5 (1.37%) BizTalk Server
6 5 (1.37%) Oracle Workflow
6 5 (1.37%) Tomcat
7 4 (1.10%) nginx
7 4 (1.10%) SharePoint 2010
8 3 (0.82%) Drupal
8 3 (0.82%) Node.js
9 2 (0.55%) CMS
9 2 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (0.55%) LiveLink
9 2 (0.55%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (0.55%) WordPress
10 1 (0.27%) Apache
10 1 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 39 (10.68%) MS Excel
2 17 (4.66%) MS Office
3 11 (3.01%) MS Visio
4 8 (2.19%) MS Project
5 7 (1.92%) SPSS
6 5 (1.37%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (1.10%) Acrobat
7 4 (1.10%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.82%) MS PowerPoint
9 1 (0.27%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.27%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 17 (4.66%) Oracle EBS
2 15 (4.11%) Oracle EBS R12
3 11 (3.01%) Dynamics CRM
4 6 (1.64%) Oracle Applications
5 5 (1.37%) Oracle Payroll
6 3 (0.82%) Oracle Cash Management
6 3 (0.82%) Oracle HRMS
6 3 (0.82%) Oracle iProcurement
6 3 (0.82%) Oracle Payables
6 3 (0.82%) Oracle Receivables
7 2 (0.55%) Oracle Internet Expenses
7 2 (0.55%) ResourceLink
7 2 (0.55%) SAP BPC
7 2 (0.55%) SAP HR
7 2 (0.55%) SAP Payroll
7 2 (0.55%) Unit4 Business World
8 1 (0.27%) Exchequer
8 1 (0.27%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 17 (4.66%) Microsoft Azure
1 17 (4.66%) Office 365
2 3 (0.82%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.55%) Google Analytics
3 2 (0.55%) MailChimp
3 2 (0.55%) SaaS
4 1 (0.27%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (4.66%) DNS
1 17 (4.66%) WAN
2 16 (4.38%) LAN
3 14 (3.84%) DHCP
4 10 (2.74%) Firewall
4 10 (2.74%) SSL
4 10 (2.74%) VPN
5 9 (2.47%) Wi-Fi
6 8 (2.19%) Wireless
7 7 (1.92%) Intranet
7 7 (1.92%) SAN
7 7 (1.92%) VoIP
8 6 (1.64%) Internet
8 6 (1.64%) TCP/IP
9 5 (1.37%) HTTP
10 4 (1.10%) NAS
10 4 (1.10%) Network Security
11 3 (0.82%) VLAN
12 2 (0.55%) Skype
12 2 (0.55%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (6.30%) SQL Server
2 7 (1.92%) QlikView
3 6 (1.64%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (1.37%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (1.37%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (1.10%) MongoDB
5 4 (1.10%) MySQL
5 4 (1.10%) Oracle Discoverer
5 4 (1.10%) Oracle Reports
6 3 (0.82%) Big Data
6 3 (0.82%) BusinessObjects
6 3 (0.82%) Oracle Database
6 3 (0.82%) Oracle Database 10g
6 3 (0.82%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (0.55%) IDOL
7 2 (0.55%) MS Access
7 2 (0.55%) SQL Server 2000
7 2 (0.55%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (0.27%) QGIS
8 1 (0.27%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (1.37%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (1.10%) Artifactory
2 4 (1.10%) GitLab
2 4 (1.10%) Jenkins
2 4 (1.10%) Maven
2 4 (1.10%) Visual Studio
3 3 (0.82%) MSI
3 3 (0.82%) Oracle Forms
4 2 (0.55%) ERwin
4 2 (0.55%) PowerDesigner
4 2 (0.55%) Rational Rose
5 1 (0.27%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.27%) InstallShield
5 1 (0.27%) Moq
5 1 (0.27%) MSTest
5 1 (0.27%) NUnit
5 1 (0.27%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 61 (16.71%) Finance
2 13 (3.56%) Telecoms
3 7 (1.92%) Back Office
4 4 (1.10%) Legal
4 4 (1.10%) Publishing
5 3 (0.82%) Billing
5 3 (0.82%) Retail
6 2 (0.55%) Automotive
6 2 (0.55%) Banking
6 2 (0.55%) Law
6 2 (0.55%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.27%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 75 (20.55%) Project Manager
2 72 (19.73%) Analyst
3 46 (12.60%) Business Analyst
4 32 (8.77%) Developer
5 23 (6.30%) Consultant
6 22 (6.03%) ICT Manager
7 18 (4.93%) Programme Manager
8 14 (3.84%) Senior Manager
9 13 (3.56%) ICT Project Manager
10 12 (3.29%) Architect
11 11 (3.01%) Applications Manager
11 11 (3.01%) Service Analyst
12 9 (2.47%) Oracle Consultant
12 9 (2.47%) Senior Project Manager
12 9 (2.47%) Service Desk Support
12 9 (2.47%) Transformation Manager
13 8 (2.19%) Administrator
13 8 (2.19%) HR Consultant
13 8 (2.19%) Infrastructure Manager
13 8 (2.19%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (5.21%) Web Services
2 17 (4.66%) .NET
3 16 (4.38%) HTML
4 15 (4.11%) CSS
5 9 (2.47%) XML
6 8 (2.19%) HTML5
6 8 (2.19%) REST
7 7 (1.92%) SOAP
8 6 (1.64%) ASP.NET
8 6 (1.64%) CSS3
8 6 (1.64%) jQuery
8 6 (1.64%) XSLT
9 4 (1.10%) .NET Framework
9 4 (1.10%) Ajax
9 4 (1.10%) JSON
10 3 (0.82%) Apache Cordova
10 3 (0.82%) RESTful
11 2 (0.55%) AngularJS
11 2 (0.55%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 2 (0.55%) LINQ to SQL
Miscellaneous
1 29 (7.95%) Analytical Skills
1 29 (7.95%) Management Information System
2 16 (4.38%) Data Centre
3 10 (2.74%) Blackberry
4 8 (2.19%) NHS
5 5 (1.37%) Mobile App
5 5 (1.37%) Statistics
6 4 (1.10%) Data Structures
6 4 (1.10%) Driving Licence
6 4 (1.10%) EMC VMAX
6 4 (1.10%) EMC VNX
6 4 (1.10%) Handset
6 4 (1.10%) iPad
6 4 (1.10%) User Experience
6 4 (1.10%) VCE vBlock
7 3 (0.82%) PMI
7 3 (0.82%) W3C
8 2 (0.55%) Blog
8 2 (0.55%) Computer Science
8 2 (0.55%) Copywriting
Operating Systems
1 48 (13.15%) Windows
2 20 (5.48%) Windows 7
3 13 (3.56%) Windows Server 2012
4 11 (3.01%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (2.74%) Windows Server 2003
6 9 (2.47%) Windows Server
6 9 (2.47%) Windows XP
7 4 (1.10%) Android
7 4 (1.10%) Apple iOS
7 4 (1.10%) CentOS
7 4 (1.10%) Windows 8
7 4 (1.10%) Windows Vista
8 1 (0.27%) Linux
8 1 (0.27%) pSOS
8 1 (0.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.27%) Solaris
8 1 (0.27%) Unix
8 1 (0.27%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (18.08%) Project Management
2 63 (17.26%) PRINCE2
3 59 (16.16%) ITIL
4 42 (11.51%) Migration
4 42 (11.51%) Stakeholder Management
5 33 (9.04%) Agile Software Development
6 31 (8.49%) Business Analysis
7 29 (7.95%) Change Management
8 22 (6.03%) CRM
9 20 (5.48%) Data Analysis
9 20 (5.48%) Service Delivery
10 19 (5.21%) Data Migration
11 17 (4.66%) Service Management
12 15 (4.11%) Programme Management
13 13 (3.56%) Configuration Management
13 13 (3.56%) Disaster Recovery
13 13 (3.56%) Supplier Management
14 12 (3.29%) Data Management
14 12 (3.29%) Fund Management
14 12 (3.29%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 40 (10.96%) SQL
2 25 (6.85%) JavaScript
3 14 (3.84%) C#
4 5 (1.37%) C
4 5 (1.37%) PL/SQL
5 4 (1.10%) Java
5 4 (1.10%) VBA
6 3 (0.82%) PHP
7 2 (0.55%) Lua
7 2 (0.55%) VB
7 2 (0.55%) VBScript
8 1 (0.27%) Python
8 1 (0.27%) R
8 1 (0.27%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.27%) XAML
Qualifications
1 17 (4.66%) Microsoft Certification
1 17 (4.66%) Security Cleared
2 16 (4.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 13 (3.56%) Degree
4 11 (3.01%) ITIL Certification
5 9 (2.47%) Cisco Certification
5 9 (2.47%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 9 (2.47%) MCITP
5 9 (2.47%) MCSA
6 8 (2.19%) SC Cleared
7 6 (1.64%) CCNA
7 6 (1.64%) CCNP
7 6 (1.64%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 5 (1.37%) CISSP
8 5 (1.37%) ISEB
9 4 (1.10%) BPSS Clearance
9 4 (1.10%) CCSE
9 4 (1.10%) MCDST
9 4 (1.10%) MCSE
9 4 (1.10%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (1.92%) SLA
2 6 (1.64%) Data Quality
3 5 (1.37%) PCI DSS
3 5 (1.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 4 (1.10%) GPG13
4 4 (1.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (1.10%) QA
5 3 (0.82%) Disclosure Scotland
5 3 (0.82%) ISO 9001
5 3 (0.82%) TickIT
6 1 (0.27%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 31 (8.49%) Active Directory
2 9 (2.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (2.19%) Hyper-V
4 6 (1.64%) vSphere
5 4 (1.10%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (0.82%) XenApp
7 2 (0.55%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.27%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 1 (0.27%) MetaFrame
8 1 (0.27%) Oracle Clusterware
8 1 (0.27%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.27%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 11 (3.01%) SCCM
2 4 (1.10%) Nagios
2 4 (1.10%) Opsview
2 4 (1.10%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 2 (0.55%) WSUS
4 1 (0.27%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (0.27%) Oracle ZFS
4 1 (0.27%) Puppet
4 1 (0.27%) QRadar
4 1 (0.27%) RSA Security Analytics
4 1 (0.27%) SCOM
4 1 (0.27%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.27%) Windows Intune
4 1 (0.27%) WMI
Vendors
1 62 (16.99%) Microsoft
2 34 (9.32%) Oracle
3 29 (7.95%) Citrix
4 25 (6.85%) VMware
5 18 (4.93%) Cisco
6 12 (3.29%) Juniper
7 8 (2.19%) CheckPoint
8 7 (1.92%) Intel Security
8 7 (1.92%) Symantec
9 5 (1.37%) EMC
9 5 (1.37%) FireEye
9 5 (1.37%) Palo Alto
9 5 (1.37%) SAP
9 5 (1.37%) Sourcefire
10 4 (1.10%) Adobe
11 3 (0.82%) Avaya
11 3 (0.82%) F5
11 3 (0.82%) HP
11 3 (0.82%) Kofax
11 3 (0.82%) Mitel
Plymouth, Devon
Plymouth City Council
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Berkshire
Qualserv
Rate: From £250 to £311 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Qualserv
Rate: From £20 to £24.90 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Executive Resource Group
Rate: £20 - 35 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
London
City of London
Rate: £44, 820 - £51,110 per annum inclusive of London Weighting
Posted: 8 days ago
London
Ampersand Consulting
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 21 days ago
Cheshire
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £325.00 per day
Posted: 23 days ago