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 25 June 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
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Local Government
Rank 509 434 425
Rank change year-on-year
-75 -9
Contract jobs citing Local Government 133 203 203
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.25% 0.36% 0.38%
As % of the General category 0.68% 0.92% 0.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 115 126
Median daily rate £325 £341 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.69% -11.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £193 £220 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £493
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £363 £390
% change year-on-year
-17.24% -6.99%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 32 34
Median hourly rate £22.35 £19.00 £26.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.63% -27.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.02 £13.52 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £44.66 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.35 £19.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+17.63% -41.53%

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
19505 22182 20880
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 36.77% 39.60% 38.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 13034 14233 13129
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £283 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £628 £613 £615
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £378
% change year-on-year
- +5.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 458 535 571
Median hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £22.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.10 £47.83 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £24.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -8.16%

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 25 June 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 25 June 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 25 June 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 -68 129 £325 -7.14% 51
London +6 46 £350 +7.69% 8
South East +13 27 £375 +20.00% 13
East of England +8 20 £200 -30.13% 4
North West -49 18 £300 -29.41% 7
Hampshire +14 15 £300 -45.45% 2
Cheshire -11 11 £300 -29.41% 1
Croydon - 9 £325 -
West Midlands -26 8 £350 -12.50% 6
Bedfordshire +2 6 £280 -6.66% 2
Manchester -37 6 £290 -31.09% 4
Hertfordshire +17 5 £145 -
Chester -18 5 £305 -28.23%
Surrey -5 4 £475 - 3
Essex -7 4 £220 -2.22%
Eastleigh - 4 £300 -
Berkshire - 4 £328 - 2
East Midlands +6 3 £400 +33.89%
Ilford +4 3 £475 +22.58%
West Sussex -19 3 - -
Norfolk - 3 £107 -
Watford - 3 £145 -
Wolverhampton - 3 £350 -
Reading - 3 £375 - 1
Southampton +14 2 £263 -52.27% 1
Hemel Hempstead -1 2 - -
South West -6 2 £325 -10.34% 3
Yorkshire -9 2 £365 -6.41% 9
Scotland -15 2 - - 1
North East -51 2 £225 -53.12% 1

Local Government
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 55 (18.77%) ITIL
2 53 (18.09%) Agile Software Development
3 52 (17.75%) PRINCE2
3 52 (17.75%) Microsoft
4 47 (16.04%) Project Management
5 44 (15.02%) Finance
6 34 (11.60%) Windows
7 31 (10.58%) SQL
8 29 (9.90%) JavaScript
9 28 (9.56%) Active Directory
10 27 (9.22%) Microsoft Azure
11 25 (8.53%) Business Analysis
12 24 (8.19%) SQL Server
13 22 (7.51%) MS Excel
13 22 (7.51%) Citrix
13 22 (7.51%) Change Management
14 21 (7.17%) Scrum
14 21 (7.17%) C#
15 20 (6.83%) SharePoint
15 20 (6.83%) Security Cleared
16 19 (6.48%) DNS
16 19 (6.48%) HTML
16 19 (6.48%) .NET
16 19 (6.48%) Stakeholder Management
16 19 (6.48%) Analytical Skills
17 18 (6.14%) Office 365
17 18 (6.14%) Service Delivery
17 18 (6.14%) CSS
17 18 (6.14%) CRM
17 18 (6.14%) SCCM

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 (6.83%) SharePoint
2 12 (4.10%) MS Exchange
3 7 (2.39%) GeoServer
4 5 (1.71%) Confluence
5 4 (1.37%) BizTalk Server
5 4 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2007
5 4 (1.37%) SharePoint 2013
5 4 (1.37%) Skype for Business
6 3 (1.02%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 3 (1.02%) IIS
6 3 (1.02%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (0.68%) LiveLink
8 1 (0.34%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 1 (0.34%) CMS
8 1 (0.34%) Drupal
8 1 (0.34%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (0.34%) Umbraco
8 1 (0.34%) WordPress
Applications
1 22 (7.51%) MS Excel
2 12 (4.10%) MS Office
3 9 (3.07%) MS Visio
4 6 (2.05%) MS Project
5 4 (1.37%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.34%) Adobe Captivate
6 1 (0.34%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.34%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 11 (3.75%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.37%) Unit4 Business World
3 3 (1.02%) SAP BPC
4 2 (0.68%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.34%) Academy Housing
5 1 (0.34%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.34%) Oracle Payroll
5 1 (0.34%) Primavera
5 1 (0.34%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.34%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.34%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.34%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.34%) SAP HR
5 1 (0.34%) SAP PSCD
5 1 (0.34%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 27 (9.22%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (6.14%) Office 365
3 5 (1.71%) OneDrive
4 2 (0.68%) SaaS
5 1 (0.34%) Adobe Analytics
5 1 (0.34%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 19 (6.48%) DNS
2 12 (4.10%) DHCP
2 12 (4.10%) SSL
3 8 (2.73%) LAN
3 8 (2.73%) WAN
4 7 (2.39%) HTTP
5 6 (2.05%) Firewall
6 5 (1.71%) Internet
7 4 (1.37%) SAN
8 3 (1.02%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 3 (1.02%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 3 (1.02%) VoIP
8 3 (1.02%) VPN
8 3 (1.02%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (1.02%) Wireless
9 2 (0.68%) IPv6
9 2 (0.68%) NAS
9 2 (0.68%) OpenLDAP
9 2 (0.68%) OSPF
9 2 (0.68%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (8.19%) SQL Server
2 8 (2.73%) GIS
3 7 (2.39%) QGIS
3 7 (2.39%) QlikView
3 7 (2.39%) SQL Server 2014
4 6 (2.05%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (2.05%) Spatial Data
5 5 (1.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (1.37%) BusinessObjects
6 4 (1.37%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (1.37%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (1.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (1.02%) MS Access
7 3 (1.02%) Power BI
8 2 (0.68%) Amazon RDS
8 2 (0.68%) EDRMS
8 2 (0.68%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (0.68%) Relational Database
8 2 (0.68%) SAP BW
9 1 (0.34%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 6 (2.05%) JIRA
2 5 (1.71%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (1.71%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.34%) Cucumber
3 1 (0.34%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.34%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.34%) JMeter
3 1 (0.34%) LoadRunner
3 1 (0.34%) MSI
3 1 (0.34%) Selenium
3 1 (0.34%) SoapUI
3 1 (0.34%) SpecFlow
3 1 (0.34%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (0.34%) WebDriver
3 1 (0.34%) Zephyr
General
1 44 (15.02%) Finance
2 16 (5.46%) Telecoms
3 6 (2.05%) Back Office
4 3 (1.02%) Banking
5 2 (0.68%) Billing
5 2 (0.68%) Legal
6 1 (0.34%) Law
6 1 (0.34%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 64 (21.84%) Analyst
2 42 (14.33%) Business Analyst
3 37 (12.63%) Developer
3 37 (12.63%) Project Manager
4 14 (4.78%) Architect
5 13 (4.44%) Consultant
6 12 (4.10%) Applications Developer
7 11 (3.75%) ICT Manager
8 10 (3.41%) JavaScript Developer
9 9 (3.07%) Administrator
9 9 (3.07%) Programme Manager
9 9 (3.07%) Service Desk Support
10 8 (2.73%) GIS Developer
10 8 (2.73%) Senior Manager
10 8 (2.73%) Support Engineer
11 7 (2.39%) C# Developer
11 7 (2.39%) ICT Project Manager
11 7 (2.39%) Service Analyst
12 6 (2.05%) Data Analyst
12 6 (2.05%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (6.48%) .NET
1 19 (6.48%) HTML
2 18 (6.14%) CSS
3 17 (5.80%) Web Services
4 14 (4.78%) Ajax
4 14 (4.78%) jQuery
5 13 (4.44%) HTML5
5 13 (4.44%) XML
6 11 (3.75%) ASP.NET
7 10 (3.41%) CSS3
8 9 (3.07%) Java EE
9 8 (2.73%) .NET Framework
10 7 (2.39%) REST
10 7 (2.39%) XSLT
11 6 (2.05%) AngularJS
11 6 (2.05%) LINQ
12 5 (1.71%) Apache Cordova
12 5 (1.71%) Node.js
13 4 (1.37%) ASP.NET Web API
13 4 (1.37%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 19 (6.48%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (5.46%) Management Information System
3 10 (3.41%) Data Centre
3 10 (3.41%) User Experience
4 9 (3.07%) Mobile App
5 6 (2.05%) Driving Licence
5 6 (2.05%) NHS
6 5 (1.71%) W3C
7 4 (1.37%) Cyberthreat
7 4 (1.37%) Data Extraction
7 4 (1.37%) e-Learning
8 3 (1.02%) Blackberry
8 3 (1.02%) PMI
8 3 (1.02%) Smart Meter
8 3 (1.02%) VCE vBlock
8 3 (1.02%) Visualisation
9 2 (0.68%) Freedom of Information
9 2 (0.68%) PKI
9 2 (0.68%) Statistics
9 2 (0.68%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 34 (11.60%) Windows
2 17 (5.80%) Windows 7
3 9 (3.07%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (3.07%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (2.39%) Windows Server
5 6 (2.05%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (1.37%) Windows XP
7 3 (1.02%) Android
7 3 (1.02%) Apple iOS
7 3 (1.02%) Linux
8 2 (0.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.68%) Unix
8 2 (0.68%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.34%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (18.77%) ITIL
2 53 (18.09%) Agile Software Development
3 52 (17.75%) PRINCE2
4 47 (16.04%) Project Management
5 25 (8.53%) Business Analysis
6 22 (7.51%) Change Management
7 21 (7.17%) Scrum
8 19 (6.48%) Stakeholder Management
9 18 (6.14%) CRM
9 18 (6.14%) Service Delivery
10 17 (5.80%) Migration
10 17 (5.80%) Service Management
11 15 (5.12%) Requirements Analysis
12 14 (4.78%) Software Engineering
13 12 (4.10%) Business Intelligence
13 12 (4.10%) Systems Analysis
14 10 (3.41%) BPR
14 10 (3.41%) Case Management
14 10 (3.41%) Data Analysis
14 10 (3.41%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 31 (10.58%) SQL
2 29 (9.90%) JavaScript
3 21 (7.17%) C#
4 12 (4.10%) Java
4 12 (4.10%) T-SQL
5 7 (2.39%) Python
6 3 (1.02%) PHP
6 3 (1.02%) PL/SQL
7 2 (0.68%) Bash Shell
7 2 (0.68%) Perl
7 2 (0.68%) PowerShell
7 2 (0.68%) VBA
8 1 (0.34%) VB
8 1 (0.34%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.34%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 20 (6.83%) Security Cleared
2 15 (5.12%) Microsoft Certification
3 13 (4.44%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 10 (3.41%) Degree
5 8 (2.73%) DV Cleared
5 8 (2.73%) SC Cleared
6 7 (2.39%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (2.39%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 7 (2.39%) MCITP
6 7 (2.39%) MCSA
7 6 (2.05%) ITIL Certification
7 6 (2.05%) MCSE
8 5 (1.71%) MCP
8 5 (1.71%) PMI Certification
9 3 (1.02%) CCNP
9 3 (1.02%) PMP
10 2 (0.68%) CCIE
10 2 (0.68%) CCNA
10 2 (0.68%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 1 (0.34%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.05%) SLA
2 4 (1.37%) Data Quality
3 3 (1.02%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.68%) QA
5 1 (0.34%) BS7666
5 1 (0.34%) GPG13
5 1 (0.34%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 28 (9.56%) Active Directory
2 8 (2.73%) Hyper-V
3 5 (1.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (1.71%) XenApp
4 4 (1.37%) vSphere
5 3 (1.02%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 2 (0.68%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (0.68%) VMware ESX
6 2 (0.68%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 18 (6.14%) SCCM
2 5 (1.71%) SCOM
3 2 (0.68%) Microsoft Intune
3 2 (0.68%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.68%) Puppet
4 1 (0.34%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.34%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 52 (17.75%) Microsoft
2 22 (7.51%) Citrix
3 17 (5.80%) VMware
4 11 (3.75%) Oracle
5 7 (2.39%) Cisco
6 5 (1.71%) SAP
7 4 (1.37%) Atlassian
7 4 (1.37%) Capita
7 4 (1.37%) CheckPoint
7 4 (1.37%) Ericsson
7 4 (1.37%) Infragistics
8 3 (1.02%) AppSense
8 3 (1.02%) F5
8 3 (1.02%) HP
8 3 (1.02%) Juniper
8 3 (1.02%) OpenText
9 2 (0.68%) Adobe
9 2 (0.68%) EMC
9 2 (0.68%) Intel Security
9 2 (0.68%) Symantec
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