The first 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our General category.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Local Government
Rank 397 418 414
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -4
Contract jobs citing Local Government 203 154 174
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.37% 0.30% 0.30%
As % of the General category 0.96% 0.70% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 118 79 82
Average daily rate
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£375 £350 £336
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £125 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £452 £486
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £350 £336
% change year-on-year
+11.35% +4.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 34 35
Average hourly rate £22.93 £21.73 £22.41
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.49% -3.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.61 £14.15 £10.86
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £44.18 £45.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.86 £22.54 £22.41
% change year-on-year
+5.83% +0.58%
General Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
21094 21965 25794
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.55% 42.97% 44.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 12991 13432 15344
Average daily rate £425 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
- +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 552 618 732
Average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £22.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.88% -1.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.66 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £43.00 £48.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-2.22% -18.18%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 31 July 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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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 +11 192 £375 +7.14% 48
London +58 65 £361 +11.15% 13
North West +2 40 £413 +8.91% 2
Cheshire +11 30 - -
South East -14 27 £350 +27.27% 11
East of England -23 24 £413 +3.12% 5
Chester +7 18 - -
Essex +7 16 £450 +12.50% 2
West Midlands -19 14 £325 +225.00% 8
Warrington - 12 - -
South West -19 11 £475 +104.30% 4
City of London +31 10 £300 +9.09% 3
East Sussex -3 7 £250 -
Chelmsford +7 6 £413 - 2
Berkshire +7 5 £450 -
Birmingham +2 5 £453 -5.72% 3
Scotland -18 5 £400 +28.00%
Manchester -7 4 - - 1
Croydon +5 3 £250 -16.66%
Yorkshire +3 3 £240 -36.00% 2
East Midlands -3 3 - - 2
Leicestershire -4 3 - -
Lancashire -16 3 £425 +41.66% 1
Oxfordshire +2 2 £300 - 1
West Yorkshire +2 2 £240 -
Oxford -1 2 £300 -
Kent -9 2 £125 -54.54% 3
Hampshire -11 2 - -
Wales -12 2 £318 - 2
Bristol -19 2 - -

Local Government
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 78 (19.50%) ITIL
2 77 (19.25%) Finance
3 74 (18.50%) PRINCE2
4 68 (17.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 64 (16.00%) Windows
6 61 (15.25%) Project Management
7 53 (13.25%) Change Management
8 42 (10.50%) Microsoft
9 40 (10.00%) Citrix
9 40 (10.00%) SQL
10 38 (9.50%) Oracle
11 37 (9.25%) Active Directory
12 34 (8.50%) Service Delivery
13 33 (8.25%) Windows 7
14 32 (8.00%) Business Analysis
15 31 (7.75%) WAN
15 31 (7.75%) LAN
16 30 (7.50%) MS Excel
16 30 (7.50%) Security Cleared
17 29 (7.25%) CRM
18 28 (7.00%) Migration
18 28 (7.00%) Degree
19 26 (6.50%) Agile Software Development
20 25 (6.25%) SharePoint
20 25 (6.25%) NHS
21 24 (6.00%) Project Planning
22 23 (5.75%) SC Cleared
22 23 (5.75%) Performance Management
23 22 (5.50%) Service Management
24 21 (5.25%) Oracle EBS

Local Government
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 25 (6.25%) SharePoint
2 8 (2.00%) BizTalk Server
3 6 (1.50%) SharePoint 2010
3 6 (1.50%) CMS
4 5 (1.25%) WebLogic
5 3 (0.75%) IIS
5 3 (0.75%) MS Exchange
5 3 (0.75%) Node.js
6 2 (0.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.25%) FileNet
7 1 (0.25%) Lync
7 1 (0.25%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.25%) SAS
7 1 (0.25%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.25%) Liferay
7 1 (0.25%) Jadu
Applications
1 30 (7.50%) MS Excel
2 14 (3.50%) MS Office
3 11 (2.75%) MS Visio
4 7 (1.75%) MS Project
5 5 (1.25%) Photoshop
6 3 (0.75%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (0.75%) InfoPath
7 2 (0.50%) PowerPivot
8 1 (0.25%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 21 (5.25%) Oracle EBS
2 17 (4.25%) Oracle EBS R12
3 8 (2.00%) SAP Payroll
3 8 (2.00%) Oracle Payroll
4 5 (1.25%) Dynamics CRM
5 4 (1.00%) SAP HR
5 4 (1.00%) Oracle HRMS
6 3 (0.75%) Oracle Applications
6 3 (0.75%) Oracle Financials
7 2 (0.50%) Agresso
7 2 (0.50%) Summit
7 2 (0.50%) Academy Housing
7 2 (0.50%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
7 2 (0.50%) ResourceLink
8 1 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
8 1 (0.25%) Oracle General Ledger
8 1 (0.25%) Oracle Payables
8 1 (0.25%) Oracle Receivables
8 1 (0.25%) Oracle Cash Management
8 1 (0.25%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (0.25%) SaaS
1 1 (0.25%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 31 (7.75%) LAN
1 31 (7.75%) WAN
2 16 (4.00%) Internet
2 16 (4.00%) Firewall
3 13 (3.25%) DNS
3 13 (3.25%) DHCP
4 11 (2.75%) VPN
5 10 (2.50%) VLAN
6 9 (2.25%) Network Security
6 9 (2.25%) SAN
7 7 (1.75%) Wireless
8 6 (1.50%) IPsec
8 6 (1.50%) Intranet
8 6 (1.50%) SSL
9 5 (1.25%) TCP/IP
9 5 (1.25%) Broadband
9 5 (1.25%) MPLS
9 5 (1.25%) OSPF
10 4 (1.00%) DWDM
11 3 (0.75%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (3.50%) SQL Server
2 11 (2.75%) Oracle BI EE
3 9 (2.25%) EDRMS
4 5 (1.25%) Oracle Reports
4 5 (1.25%) Oracle Database
5 3 (0.75%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (0.75%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (0.75%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (0.50%) Crystal Reports
6 2 (0.50%) SQL Server 2000
6 2 (0.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.25%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
7 1 (0.25%) Oracle BI Publisher
7 1 (0.25%) MS Access
7 1 (0.25%) Ingres
7 1 (0.25%) dBASE
Development Applications
1 4 (1.00%) Visual Studio
1 4 (1.00%) Selenium
2 3 (0.75%) WATIR
2 3 (0.75%) QuickTest Pro
2 3 (0.75%) MSI
2 3 (0.75%) Cucumber
3 2 (0.50%) AdminStudio
4 1 (0.25%) Subversion
4 1 (0.25%) JUnit
4 1 (0.25%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 77 (19.25%) Finance
2 7 (1.75%) Legal
2 7 (1.75%) Telecoms
3 5 (1.25%) Marketing
4 4 (1.00%) Back Office
4 4 (1.00%) Banking
4 4 (1.00%) Manufacturing
5 3 (0.75%) Advertising
6 2 (0.50%) Games
7 1 (0.25%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 90 (22.50%) Analyst
2 73 (18.25%) Project Manager
3 51 (12.75%) Business Analyst
4 31 (7.75%) Consultant
5 21 (5.25%) Architect
6 17 (4.25%) Senior Manager
7 15 (3.75%) Data Analyst
8 14 (3.50%) Senior Project Manager
9 13 (3.25%) Developer
10 12 (3.00%) Programme Manager
10 12 (3.00%) Oracle Consultant
11 11 (2.75%) IT Project Manager
11 11 (2.75%) Service Manager
12 10 (2.50%) ICT Project Manager
13 9 (2.25%) Agile Business Analyst
13 9 (2.25%) Administrator
13 9 (2.25%) Test Manager
14 8 (2.00%) Test Analyst
15 7 (1.75%) Network Engineer
15 7 (1.75%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (3.75%) .NET
2 13 (3.25%) HTML
3 10 (2.50%) Web Services
4 8 (2.00%) ASP.NET
4 8 (2.00%) CSS
5 7 (1.75%) XML
6 3 (0.75%) Middleware
6 3 (0.75%) CSS3
6 3 (0.75%) Sass
6 3 (0.75%) Application Packaging
6 3 (0.75%) WCF
6 3 (0.75%) WF
6 3 (0.75%) HTML5
7 2 (0.50%) REST
7 2 (0.50%) J2EE
7 2 (0.50%) XSLT
8 1 (0.25%) XHTML
8 1 (0.25%) XML Schema
8 1 (0.25%) ADO.NET
8 1 (0.25%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 25 (6.25%) NHS
2 14 (3.50%) Management Information System
3 7 (1.75%) Computer Science
3 7 (1.75%) Social Media
4 5 (1.25%) GIS
5 4 (1.00%) Freedom of Information
5 4 (1.00%) CCTV
5 4 (1.00%) Open Source
6 3 (0.75%) Fat Client
6 3 (0.75%) PKI
6 3 (0.75%) Thin Client
7 2 (0.50%) Blackberry
7 2 (0.50%) Device Driver
7 2 (0.50%) Handset
7 2 (0.50%) Clustering
7 2 (0.50%) CESG
7 2 (0.50%) RMADS
7 2 (0.50%) Blog
7 2 (0.50%) iPad
7 2 (0.50%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 64 (16.00%) Windows
2 33 (8.25%) Windows 7
3 16 (4.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 13 (3.25%) Windows Server 2003
5 10 (2.50%) Windows XP
6 8 (2.00%) UNIX
7 5 (1.25%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (0.75%) Windows Vista
9 2 (0.50%) AIX
9 2 (0.50%) Solaris
9 2 (0.50%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (0.25%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (19.50%) ITIL
2 74 (18.50%) PRINCE2
3 68 (17.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 61 (15.25%) Project Management
5 53 (13.25%) Change Management
6 34 (8.50%) Service Delivery
7 32 (8.00%) Business Analysis
8 29 (7.25%) CRM
9 28 (7.00%) Migration
10 26 (6.50%) Agile Software Development
11 24 (6.00%) Project Planning
12 23 (5.75%) Performance Management
13 22 (5.50%) Service Management
14 19 (4.75%) Risk Management
15 16 (4.00%) BPR
15 16 (4.00%) Continuous Improvement
16 15 (3.75%) User Acceptance Testing
16 15 (3.75%) PRINCE
17 14 (3.50%) Data Modelling
18 13 (3.25%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 40 (10.00%) SQL
2 12 (3.00%) PowerShell
3 7 (1.75%) C#
3 7 (1.75%) Java
3 7 (1.75%) JavaScript
4 6 (1.50%) VB
5 5 (1.25%) VBScript
6 4 (1.00%) T-SQL
7 3 (0.75%) Ruby
8 2 (0.50%) VBA
8 2 (0.50%) C
8 2 (0.50%) PHP
9 1 (0.25%) XQuery
9 1 (0.25%) XAML
9 1 (0.25%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 30 (7.50%) Security Cleared
2 28 (7.00%) Degree
3 23 (5.75%) SC Cleared
4 15 (3.75%) ISEB
5 14 (3.50%) ITIL Certification
6 10 (2.50%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 8 (2.00%) Cisco Certification
7 8 (2.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 7 (1.75%) ISEB Practitioner
9 6 (1.50%) CCNP
10 5 (1.25%) CCNA
11 4 (1.00%) DV Cleared
12 3 (0.75%) APMP
12 3 (0.75%) Microsoft Certification
12 3 (0.75%) MCDST
13 2 (0.50%) CIPFA
13 2 (0.50%) CCSA
13 2 (0.50%) CCSE
13 2 (0.50%) Oracle Certification
13 2 (0.50%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (3.25%) SLA
2 9 (2.25%) QA
3 5 (1.25%) Data Quality
4 4 (1.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.50%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.50%) ISO 14001
6 1 (0.25%) BS7666
6 1 (0.25%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 37 (9.25%) Active Directory
2 15 (3.75%) XenApp
3 13 (3.25%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (2.00%) Microsoft App-V
5 5 (1.25%) Hyper-V
5 5 (1.25%) vSphere
6 4 (1.00%) XenDesktop
6 4 (1.00%) Terminal Services
7 2 (0.50%) ISA Server
7 2 (0.50%) MetaFrame
7 2 (0.50%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 2 (0.50%) vCloud
7 2 (0.50%) XenServer
8 1 (0.25%) VMware Server
8 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 15 (3.75%) SCCM
2 14 (3.50%) SCOM
3 4 (1.00%) NetBackup
3 4 (1.00%) Backup Exec
4 2 (0.50%) HP Data Protector
4 2 (0.50%) AppManager
4 2 (0.50%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.25%) OpenView
5 1 (0.25%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.25%) SCOrch
5 1 (0.25%) OVSD
Vendors
1 42 (10.50%) Microsoft
2 40 (10.00%) Citrix
3 38 (9.50%) Oracle
4 19 (4.75%) VMware
5 17 (4.25%) Cisco
6 11 (2.75%) SAP
7 8 (2.00%) Business Objects
7 8 (2.00%) HP
7 8 (2.00%) Symantec
7 8 (2.00%) McAfee
8 7 (1.75%) AppSense
8 7 (1.75%) Lagan
8 7 (1.75%) Civica
8 7 (1.75%) SolarWinds
9 6 (1.50%) Capita
10 5 (1.25%) Adobe
11 4 (1.00%) EMC
11 4 (1.00%) Mitel
11 4 (1.00%) Remedy
11 4 (1.00%) CheckPoint
Plymouth, Devon
Pertemps Plymouth
Rate: From £20.87 to £23.18 per hour
Posted: 16 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Roc Search
Posted: Yesterday
Chelmsford, Essex
Capita Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
Chelmsford, Essex
Capita Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Executive Resource Group
Rate: From £500 to £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Posted: 3 days ago
Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire
Stratford-on-Avon District Council
Rate: From £29,529 to £32,073 per annum (Grade G)
Posted: 10 days ago
Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire
Stratford-on-Avon District Council
Rate: From £29,529 to £32,073 per annum (Grade G)
Posted: 10 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £280 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
Bedfordshire
Interquest - ITQ Financial - Tunbridge Wells
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
South East England
Interquest - Sand Resources
Rate: £550.00 - £620.00 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
Kent
Interquest - Sand Resources
Rate: £300 - £350 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago
South East England
Interquest - Sand Resources
Rate: £300.00 - £370.00 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
South West England
Interquest - Sand Resources
Rate: £500 - £600 per day + rates are flexible
Posted: 22 days ago
Staffordshire
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 23 days ago
South East England
Interquest - Sand Resources
Rate: £250.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 24 days ago
London
Capita - ITIN
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 27 days ago