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 22 October 2014 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Local Government
Rank 441 399 418
Rank change year-on-year
-42 +19
Contract jobs citing Local Government 176 173 169
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.31% 0.33% 0.30%
As % of the General category 0.80% 0.79% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 84 75
Average daily rate
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£400 £338 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.51% -6.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £175 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+11.53% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 53 44
Average hourly rate £27.50 £31.56 £17.76
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.85% +77.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.58 £13.63 £14.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £39.76 £46.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £31.56 £18.14
% change year-on-year
-12.85% +73.95%

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
22130 21945 24628
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.53% 41.93% 44.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 13777 13840 14652
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 £272 £275
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 518 578 748
Average hourly rate £22.00 £21.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.76% -16.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.96 £11.65 £12.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.20 £44.99 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £22.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -13.46%

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 22 October 2014.

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 22 October 2014.

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 22 October 2014. 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 -26 172 £400 +18.51% 44
London +36 72 £407 +16.28% 17
North West -11 55 £369 +9.25% 4
Cheshire +2 35 £500 +33.33%
South East -13 11 £350 +16.66% 8
Manchester -13 11 £356 +14.00% 2
Yorkshire +1 9 £440 - 3
East of England -31 9 £300 -11.11% 7
West Midlands -18 6 £350 +18.44% 3
North Yorkshire - 6 £440 - 1
Warrington - 6 - -
City of London +19 5 £500 +56.25% 2
South West -35 5 £419 -1.47%
Hampshire -19 4 £313 - 1
Essex -22 4 £425 +25.92% 3
East Midlands -8 3 - -
Nottingham +10 2 - -
Nottinghamshire +6 2 - -
Chelmsford 0 2 £450 +33.33% 3
Oldham -3 2 £350 +40.00%
Scotland -11 2 - - 3
Hertfordshire -19 2 - - 3
Midlands - 2 £283 -
Winchester - 2 £313 - 1
Bristol - 2 £450 -
Kingston Upon Thames - 2 £355 -
Berkshire +11 1 £350 +16.66% 2
Cambridge 0 1 £300 -
Cambridgeshire -6 1 £300 -
Oxfordshire -13 1 - -

Local Government
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, 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 76 (20.54%) Finance
2 72 (19.46%) ITIL
3 64 (17.30%) Stakeholder Management
4 62 (16.76%) PRINCE2
5 57 (15.41%) Project Management
6 47 (12.70%) Security Cleared
7 44 (11.89%) Windows
7 44 (11.89%) Agile Software Development
8 42 (11.35%) Oracle
9 41 (11.08%) WAN
9 41 (11.08%) Change Management
10 40 (10.81%) LAN
10 40 (10.81%) SQL
11 39 (10.54%) Microsoft
12 38 (10.27%) SC Cleared
13 37 (10.00%) CRM
14 30 (8.11%) Oracle EBS
14 30 (8.11%) Citrix
15 28 (7.57%) NHS
15 28 (7.57%) Migration
16 27 (7.30%) Business Analysis
17 25 (6.76%) Service Delivery
18 24 (6.49%) Firewall
18 24 (6.49%) MS Excel
19 23 (6.22%) SharePoint
19 23 (6.22%) Active Directory
20 22 (5.95%) Oracle EBS R12
21 21 (5.68%) SQL Server
22 19 (5.14%) Windows 7
23 18 (4.86%) Oracle BI EE

Local Government
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, 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 23 (6.22%) SharePoint
2 9 (2.43%) BizTalk Server
3 8 (2.16%) WebLogic
4 6 (1.62%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 6 (1.62%) MS Exchange
4 6 (1.62%) Exchange Server 2007
5 5 (1.35%) CMS
6 4 (1.08%) SharePoint 2010
6 4 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (0.81%) WordPress
7 3 (0.81%) Lync
8 2 (0.54%) ArcGIS
8 2 (0.54%) Oracle Workflow
8 2 (0.54%) Jadu
9 1 (0.27%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.27%) Liferay
9 1 (0.27%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.27%) FileNet
9 1 (0.27%) IIS
9 1 (0.27%) Apache
Applications
1 24 (6.49%) MS Excel
2 15 (4.05%) MS Office
3 9 (2.43%) MS Project
3 9 (2.43%) MS Visio
4 5 (1.35%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.54%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.54%) PowerPivot
6 1 (0.27%) Fireworks
6 1 (0.27%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 30 (8.11%) Oracle EBS
2 22 (5.95%) Oracle EBS R12
3 8 (2.16%) Oracle Payroll
4 4 (1.08%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (0.81%) Oracle Applications
5 3 (0.81%) Agresso
6 2 (0.54%) SAP HR
6 2 (0.54%) Oracle 11i
6 2 (0.54%) Academy Housing
6 2 (0.54%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
7 1 (0.27%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 1 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.27%) Summit
7 1 (0.27%) SAP Payroll
7 1 (0.27%) Oracle Financials
7 1 (0.27%) SAP R/3
7 1 (0.27%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.16%) IaaS
2 7 (1.89%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.54%) SaaS
4 1 (0.27%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 41 (11.08%) WAN
2 40 (10.81%) LAN
3 24 (6.49%) Firewall
4 15 (4.05%) Network Security
4 15 (4.05%) VPN
5 10 (2.70%) VLAN
6 9 (2.43%) DHCP
6 9 (2.43%) SSL
6 9 (2.43%) Internet
7 8 (2.16%) DNS
7 8 (2.16%) Wireless
8 7 (1.89%) IPsec
9 5 (1.35%) Broadband
9 5 (1.35%) SAN
9 5 (1.35%) TCP/IP
9 5 (1.35%) MPLS
9 5 (1.35%) OSPF
9 5 (1.35%) Intranet
10 4 (1.08%) DWDM
10 4 (1.08%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (5.68%) SQL Server
2 18 (4.86%) Oracle BI EE
3 8 (2.16%) Data Warehouse
4 7 (1.89%) EDRMS
5 5 (1.35%) SQL Server 2005
6 4 (1.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (1.08%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (1.08%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (0.81%) Oracle BI Publisher
7 3 (0.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3 (0.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (0.54%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (0.54%) Crystal Reports
9 1 (0.27%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.27%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
9 1 (0.27%) MySQL
9 1 (0.27%) MS Access
9 1 (0.27%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 2 (0.54%) Subversion
1 2 (0.54%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.27%) ReSharper
2 1 (0.27%) Selenium
2 1 (0.27%) Metasploit
2 1 (0.27%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.27%) JUnit
2 1 (0.27%) Eclipse
General
1 76 (20.54%) Finance
2 16 (4.32%) Telecoms
3 14 (3.78%) Legal
4 6 (1.62%) Back Office
5 5 (1.35%) Marketing
6 4 (1.08%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.08%) Banking
7 1 (0.27%) Retail
7 1 (0.27%) Publishing
7 1 (0.27%) Law
Job Titles
1 80 (21.62%) Analyst
2 71 (19.19%) Project Manager
3 45 (12.16%) Business Analyst
4 35 (9.46%) Architect
5 32 (8.65%) Consultant
6 17 (4.59%) Programme Manager
7 16 (4.32%) Solutions Architect
8 14 (3.78%) Data Analyst
8 14 (3.78%) Senior Manager
9 13 (3.51%) IT Project Manager
9 13 (3.51%) Oracle Consultant
10 12 (3.24%) Developer
10 12 (3.24%) Senior Project Manager
10 12 (3.24%) Service Manager
11 10 (2.70%) Agile Business Analyst
12 9 (2.43%) Technical Architect
13 8 (2.16%) Network Engineer
13 8 (2.16%) Payroll Consultant
13 8 (2.16%) Oracle Payroll Consultant
14 7 (1.89%) Technical Design Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (3.24%) Web Services
2 11 (2.97%) .NET
3 10 (2.70%) HTML
4 6 (1.62%) Middleware
4 6 (1.62%) XML
4 6 (1.62%) ASP.NET
4 6 (1.62%) CSS
5 2 (0.54%) XSLT
5 2 (0.54%) Ajax
5 2 (0.54%) Spring
5 2 (0.54%) HTML5
5 2 (0.54%) jQuery
5 2 (0.54%) REST
5 2 (0.54%) CSS3
6 1 (0.27%) Kendo UI
6 1 (0.27%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 1 (0.27%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 1 (0.27%) Razor View Engine
6 1 (0.27%) MyBatis
6 1 (0.27%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 28 (7.57%) NHS
2 16 (4.32%) Management Information System
3 9 (2.43%) Computer Science
4 8 (2.16%) User Experience
5 7 (1.89%) Blog
5 7 (1.89%) Handset
6 6 (1.62%) Blackberry
6 6 (1.62%) GIS
6 6 (1.62%) Freedom of Information
6 6 (1.62%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (1.35%) Open Source
7 5 (1.35%) Social Media
8 4 (1.08%) CCTV
8 4 (1.08%) iPad
8 4 (1.08%) RMADS
8 4 (1.08%) Mobile App
9 3 (0.81%) Data Protection Act
9 3 (0.81%) Freedom of Information Act
10 2 (0.54%) CESG
10 2 (0.54%) CESG CLAS
Operating Systems
1 44 (11.89%) Windows
2 19 (5.14%) Windows 7
3 12 (3.24%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (2.70%) Windows XP
4 10 (2.70%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (1.35%) Windows Vista
5 5 (1.35%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (0.54%) Solaris
6 2 (0.54%) UNIX
6 2 (0.54%) Android
6 2 (0.54%) Windows 8
6 2 (0.54%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.27%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (19.46%) ITIL
2 64 (17.30%) Stakeholder Management
3 62 (16.76%) PRINCE2
4 57 (15.41%) Project Management
5 44 (11.89%) Agile Software Development
6 41 (11.08%) Change Management
7 37 (10.00%) CRM
8 28 (7.57%) Migration
9 27 (7.30%) Business Analysis
10 25 (6.76%) Service Delivery
11 18 (4.86%) BPR
12 16 (4.32%) Business Intelligence
12 16 (4.32%) Data Analysis
13 15 (4.05%) Technical Architecture
14 14 (3.78%) Performance Management
15 13 (3.51%) Data Protection
15 13 (3.51%) TOGAF
15 13 (3.51%) Data Modelling
16 12 (3.24%) Stakeholder Engagement
17 11 (2.97%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 40 (10.81%) SQL
2 6 (1.62%) C#
3 4 (1.08%) T-SQL
3 4 (1.08%) JavaScript
4 3 (0.81%) Java
5 2 (0.54%) C
5 2 (0.54%) VB
5 2 (0.54%) VB.NET
5 2 (0.54%) PHP
5 2 (0.54%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.27%) XAML
6 1 (0.27%) PL/SQL
6 1 (0.27%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 47 (12.70%) Security Cleared
2 38 (10.27%) SC Cleared
3 18 (4.86%) Degree
4 13 (3.51%) ITIL Certification
5 11 (2.97%) Cisco Certification
6 10 (2.70%) CCNP
7 8 (2.16%) CCNA
7 8 (2.16%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 8 (2.16%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 6 (1.62%) CCIE
8 6 (1.62%) CCSA
9 5 (1.35%) ISEB
10 4 (1.08%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (1.08%) MCDST
11 2 (0.54%) CISSP
11 2 (0.54%) Postgraduate
11 2 (0.54%) CIPFA
11 2 (0.54%) CCSE
11 2 (0.54%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 1 (0.27%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (2.97%) QA
2 6 (1.62%) SLA
3 5 (1.35%) Data Quality
3 5 (1.35%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.54%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.27%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 23 (6.22%) Active Directory
2 9 (2.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (1.62%) XenApp
4 4 (1.08%) vSphere
5 2 (0.54%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (0.27%) vCloud
6 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (0.27%) XenServer
6 1 (0.27%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.27%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.27%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.27%) MetaFrame
6 1 (0.27%) ISA Server
6 1 (0.27%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 7 (1.89%) SCCM
2 5 (1.35%) SCOM
3 2 (0.54%) NetBackup
3 2 (0.54%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.27%) FortiGate
4 1 (0.27%) HP Data Protector
4 1 (0.27%) SolarWinds Orion
4 1 (0.27%) Nessus
4 1 (0.27%) AppManager
4 1 (0.27%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 42 (11.35%) Oracle
2 39 (10.54%) Microsoft
3 30 (8.11%) Citrix
4 17 (4.59%) Cisco
5 14 (3.78%) VMware
6 10 (2.70%) Business Objects
7 9 (2.43%) SolarWinds
7 9 (2.43%) Lagan
8 8 (2.16%) Capita
9 7 (1.89%) SAP
9 7 (1.89%) HP
10 6 (1.62%) Symantec
11 5 (1.35%) Juniper
11 5 (1.35%) McAfee
12 3 (0.81%) Facebook
12 3 (0.81%) Civica
12 3 (0.81%) ESRI
12 3 (0.81%) Informatica
12 3 (0.81%) Adobe
13 2 (0.54%) CheckPoint
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Posted: 2 hours ago
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Posted: Yesterday
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Hays IT - Uk Posting account
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London
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Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: Yesterday
North West England
Computer Futures
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Posted: Yesterday
Scotland
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Powys
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Bedfordshire
Interquest - Sand Resources
Rate: £200.00 - £250.00 per day
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South East England
Interquest - Sand Resources
Rate: £650 - £750 per day
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Chelmsford, Essex
Capita Resourcing
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London
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: £450 - 550 per day
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London
Venn Group - UK
Rate: 300-500 Per Day
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Interquest - Sand Resources
Rate: £20 - £30 per hour
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