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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Local Government
Rank 404 360 385
Rank change year-on-year
-44 +25
Contract jobs citing Local Government 182 197 158
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.36% 0.41% 0.35%
As % of the General category 0.92% 1.00% 0.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 109 82
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£400 £325 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -0.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £279 £225 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+30.76% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 41 43
Average hourly rate £18.07 £25.04 £19.26
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.85% +30.01%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.06 £15.00 £11.28
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £42.38 £44.46
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £31.56 £19.26
% change year-on-year
-42.95% +63.83%

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
19845 19654 18048
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.89% 40.81% 40.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 12710 12215 10738
Average daily rate £438 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 439 589 676
Average hourly rate £24.50 £22.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.36% -4.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £22.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+19.31% -12.00%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 30 January 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 -32 175 £406 +25.00% 42
London -15 62 £400 +23.07% 11
North West +15 61 £459 +45.05% 9
Cheshire +11 36 £475 +11.76% 1
Chester +9 20 £405 -4.64%
West Midlands +6 18 £450 +50.00% 1
Manchester +7 14 £450 +44.00% 6
South East -20 14 £350 +16.66% 10
Warrington - 11 - -
East of England -2 9 £425 +30.76% 3
Essex +6 6 £438 +34.61%
Surrey -1 5 £325 - 2
Yorkshire -8 5 £325 - 1
Scotland - 5 £330 - 4
City of London +8 4 £250 -28.57% 2
Birmingham +1 4 £425 +30.76%
Chelmsford -7 3 - -
South West -21 3 £363 -27.50% 3
Hounslow - 3 £355 -
West Yorkshire -9 2 £460 +47.20% 1
Leeds -15 2 £460 +47.20% 1
East Sussex -23 2 £300 -6.32% 1
Glasgow - 2 - - 2
Bristol - 2 - -
Berkshire +3 1 £500 - 2
Hertfordshire +1 1 - - 1
Bedfordshire -9 1 - -
Buckinghamshire -10 1 £375 +25.00% 1
Cambridgeshire - 1 £100 - 2
Tyne and Wear - 1 £275 -

Local Government
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 64 (17.44%) ITIL
2 63 (17.17%) PRINCE2
3 62 (16.89%) Project Management
4 58 (15.80%) Finance
5 54 (14.71%) Oracle
6 46 (12.53%) Microsoft
7 43 (11.72%) Migration
7 43 (11.72%) Stakeholder Management
8 42 (11.44%) CRM
9 41 (11.17%) Windows
10 40 (10.90%) Security Cleared
11 37 (10.08%) Oracle EBS R12
11 37 (10.08%) Oracle EBS
12 32 (8.72%) Agile Software Development
12 32 (8.72%) SC Cleared
12 32 (8.72%) SQL
13 30 (8.17%) WAN
14 28 (7.63%) Legal
15 27 (7.36%) LAN
16 25 (6.81%) NHS
16 25 (6.81%) Data Protection
16 25 (6.81%) Business Analysis
17 24 (6.54%) Citrix
18 23 (6.27%) Cisco
18 23 (6.27%) Change Management
19 22 (5.99%) Firewall
19 22 (5.99%) MS Excel
20 21 (5.72%) Scrum
21 20 (5.45%) Programme Management
21 20 (5.45%) Service Delivery

Local Government
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 15 (4.09%) SharePoint
2 10 (2.72%) BizTalk Server
3 9 (2.45%) MS Exchange
4 6 (1.63%) Exchange Server 2007
4 6 (1.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 5 (1.36%) CMS
6 4 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (1.09%) WebLogic
7 3 (0.82%) Apache
7 3 (0.82%) Oracle Workflow
7 3 (0.82%) WordPress
7 3 (0.82%) Lync
8 2 (0.54%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (0.54%) Liferay
8 2 (0.54%) Jadu
8 2 (0.54%) Drupal
8 2 (0.54%) ArcGIS
8 2 (0.54%) IIS
9 1 (0.27%) JBoss
9 1 (0.27%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 22 (5.99%) MS Excel
2 20 (5.45%) MS Office
3 19 (5.18%) MS Project
4 9 (2.45%) MS Visio
5 4 (1.09%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.27%) SPSS
6 1 (0.27%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 37 (10.08%) Oracle EBS R12
1 37 (10.08%) Oracle EBS
2 13 (3.54%) Dynamics CRM
3 9 (2.45%) Oracle Payroll
4 5 (1.36%) Oracle iRecruitment
5 4 (1.09%) Oracle HRMS
6 3 (0.82%) Agresso
6 3 (0.82%) Oracle Applications
7 2 (0.54%) Oracle 11i
8 1 (0.27%) SAP HR
8 1 (0.27%) SAP SD
8 1 (0.27%) Oracle Financials
8 1 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
8 1 (0.27%) Remedy AR System
8 1 (0.27%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
8 1 (0.27%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.18%) IaaS
2 6 (1.63%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.27%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.27%) SaaS
3 1 (0.27%) PaaS
3 1 (0.27%) Taleo
3 1 (0.27%) LucidChart
Communications & Networking
1 30 (8.17%) WAN
2 27 (7.36%) LAN
3 22 (5.99%) Firewall
4 14 (3.81%) DHCP
5 12 (3.27%) VLAN
6 9 (2.45%) Network Security
7 8 (2.18%) VPN
8 6 (1.63%) Intranet
8 6 (1.63%) Internet
8 6 (1.63%) DNS
9 5 (1.36%) TCP/IP
9 5 (1.36%) SSL
9 5 (1.36%) EIGRP
9 5 (1.36%) Wireless
10 4 (1.09%) Cisco Nexus
10 4 (1.09%) MPLS
10 4 (1.09%) SAN
10 4 (1.09%) HTTP
11 3 (0.82%) VoIP
11 3 (0.82%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (5.18%) SQL Server
2 18 (4.90%) Oracle BI EE
3 9 (2.45%) Data Warehouse
4 8 (2.18%) EDRMS
5 6 (1.63%) Oracle Reports
6 5 (1.36%) SQL Server 2008
6 5 (1.36%) SQL Server 2005
7 4 (1.09%) SQL Server 2012
7 4 (1.09%) Oracle Database
7 4 (1.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (1.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (1.09%) Oracle Database 11g
7 4 (1.09%) MySQL
8 3 (0.82%) Oracle Database 10g
8 3 (0.82%) SQL Server 2000
8 3 (0.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 3 (0.82%) Oracle BI Publisher
8 3 (0.82%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.27%) SAP BW
9 1 (0.27%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 4 (1.09%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 3 (0.82%) Toad
2 3 (0.82%) Oracle Forms
2 3 (0.82%) Oracle APEX
3 2 (0.54%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.54%) ReSharper
4 1 (0.27%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.27%) Metasploit
4 1 (0.27%) Subversion
General
1 58 (15.80%) Finance
2 28 (7.63%) Legal
3 13 (3.54%) Telecoms
4 8 (2.18%) Back Office
5 3 (0.82%) Publishing
5 3 (0.82%) Marketing
6 1 (0.27%) Law
6 1 (0.27%) Retail
Job Titles
1 69 (18.80%) Analyst
2 66 (17.98%) Project Manager
3 45 (12.26%) Consultant
4 42 (11.44%) Business Analyst
5 36 (9.81%) Architect
6 33 (8.99%) Oracle Consultant
7 25 (6.81%) Solutions Architect
8 18 (4.90%) Programme Manager
9 16 (4.36%) Oracle HR Consultant
9 16 (4.36%) Functional Consultant
10 15 (4.09%) Payroll Consultant
11 14 (3.81%) Oracle Payroll Consultant
12 13 (3.54%) Senior Analyst
13 12 (3.27%) Senior Manager
14 11 (3.00%) Network Engineer
14 11 (3.00%) Developer
14 11 (3.00%) Oracle Functional Consultant
15 10 (2.72%) Senior Business Analyst
16 9 (2.45%) Oracle HR Functional Consultant
16 9 (2.45%) Business Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (3.27%) .NET
2 9 (2.45%) Web Services
3 7 (1.91%) XML
4 6 (1.63%) ASP.NET
4 6 (1.63%) HTML
4 6 (1.63%) Middleware
5 5 (1.36%) CSS
6 3 (0.82%) jQuery
7 2 (0.54%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 2 (0.54%) Razor View Engine
7 2 (0.54%) Kendo UI
7 2 (0.54%) Ajax
7 2 (0.54%) Spring
7 2 (0.54%) .NET Framework
7 2 (0.54%) JSON
7 2 (0.54%) Spring MVC
7 2 (0.54%) LINQ
7 2 (0.54%) J2EE
8 1 (0.27%) XHTML
8 1 (0.27%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 25 (6.81%) NHS
2 18 (4.90%) Management Information System
3 14 (3.81%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (3.00%) User Experience
4 11 (3.00%) Blog
5 8 (2.18%) GIS
6 7 (1.91%) Freedom of Information
7 6 (1.63%) Data Protection Act
7 6 (1.63%) Handset
8 5 (1.36%) Freedom of Information Act
9 4 (1.09%) Data Integration
9 4 (1.09%) Computer Science
9 4 (1.09%) SCORM
9 4 (1.09%) Blackberry
10 3 (0.82%) Clustering
10 3 (0.82%) Life Science
10 3 (0.82%) RMADS
10 3 (0.82%) Open Source
10 3 (0.82%) CESG
10 3 (0.82%) CESG CLAS
Operating Systems
1 41 (11.17%) Windows
2 17 (4.63%) Windows Server 2008
3 16 (4.36%) Windows XP
4 15 (4.09%) Windows 7
5 12 (3.27%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (2.18%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (1.36%) Solaris
8 4 (1.09%) Linux
9 2 (0.54%) Windows 8
9 2 (0.54%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.54%) Android
9 2 (0.54%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.27%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.27%) AIX
10 1 (0.27%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (17.44%) ITIL
2 63 (17.17%) PRINCE2
3 62 (16.89%) Project Management
4 43 (11.72%) Migration
4 43 (11.72%) Stakeholder Management
5 42 (11.44%) CRM
6 32 (8.72%) Agile Software Development
7 25 (6.81%) Data Protection
7 25 (6.81%) Business Analysis
8 23 (6.27%) Change Management
9 21 (5.72%) Scrum
10 20 (5.45%) Programme Management
10 20 (5.45%) Service Delivery
11 19 (5.18%) Business Intelligence
12 18 (4.90%) Service Management
13 14 (3.81%) Workflow
14 13 (3.54%) BPR
14 13 (3.54%) Performance Management
15 12 (3.27%) Data Migration
15 12 (3.27%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 32 (8.72%) SQL
2 5 (1.36%) C#
2 5 (1.36%) PL/SQL
3 3 (0.82%) C
4 2 (0.54%) Java
4 2 (0.54%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.27%) VBScript
5 1 (0.27%) VB
5 1 (0.27%) VB.NET
5 1 (0.27%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.27%) PHP
Qualifications
1 40 (10.90%) Security Cleared
2 32 (8.72%) SC Cleared
3 20 (5.45%) Degree
4 11 (3.00%) CCNA
4 11 (3.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 11 (3.00%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (2.18%) ISEB
5 8 (2.18%) Microsoft Certification
6 7 (1.91%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 5 (1.36%) CCNP
7 5 (1.36%) ITIL Certification
7 5 (1.36%) MCSE
7 5 (1.36%) MCP
8 4 (1.09%) CCSA
8 4 (1.09%) Postgraduate
8 4 (1.09%) CCIE
9 2 (0.54%) MCDST
9 2 (0.54%) ISTQB
9 2 (0.54%) PMP
9 2 (0.54%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.45%) SLA
2 8 (2.18%) PCI DSS
3 6 (1.63%) QA
4 3 (0.82%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.27%) GPG13
System Software
1 19 (5.18%) Active Directory
2 6 (1.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (1.36%) XenApp
4 3 (0.82%) ISA Server
5 2 (0.54%) vSphere
5 2 (0.54%) XenDesktop
5 2 (0.54%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 12 (3.27%) SCCM
2 6 (1.63%) SCOM
3 1 (0.27%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.27%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (0.27%) NetBackup
3 1 (0.27%) SCVMM
3 1 (0.27%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.27%) SolarWinds Orion
3 1 (0.27%) Nessus
3 1 (0.27%) FortiGate
3 1 (0.27%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 54 (14.71%) Oracle
2 46 (12.53%) Microsoft
3 24 (6.54%) Citrix
4 23 (6.27%) Cisco
5 11 (3.00%) VMware
6 10 (2.72%) Juniper
7 7 (1.91%) Symantec
8 6 (1.63%) SolarWinds
8 6 (1.63%) McAfee
8 6 (1.63%) HP
9 5 (1.36%) SAP
9 5 (1.36%) Capita
10 4 (1.09%) Aruba
11 3 (0.82%) BMC
11 3 (0.82%) TIBCO
12 2 (0.54%) Lagan
12 2 (0.54%) Northgate
12 2 (0.54%) Telerik
12 2 (0.54%) Veeam
12 2 (0.54%) LANDesk
East Sussex
Deerfoot IT
Rate: £350 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Merton
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Connectus
Rate: £250 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
North West
Woodrow Mercer Recruitment
Rate: From £500 to £500 per day Fixed rate
Posted: 5 days ago
Cheshire
Spring Technology
Rate: £45.00 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Liverpool
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Heywood
Capita - ITIN
Rate: US$.00 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago
London
Networx Recruitment
Rate: £26,700 - £36,100 plus PRP
Posted: 13 days ago
Glasgow
Computer Futures
Rate: £400 - £450 per annum + competitive
Posted: 25 days ago
Crawley
Capita - ITIN
Rate: £20000 - £24000 per annum
Posted: 25 days ago
Horsham
Capita - ITIN
Rate: £.00 - £16000.00 per annum
Posted: 26 days ago