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 24 September 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
24 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Local Government
Rank 472 492 454
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -38
Contract jobs citing Local Government 176 176 189
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.33% 0.30% 0.33%
As % of the General category 0.93% 0.76% 0.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 90 95
Median daily rate £350 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £217 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £547
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £381 £375
% change year-on-year
-9.50% +1.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 34 48
Median hourly rate £22.35 £19.97 £27.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.93% -28.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.21 £13.30 £13.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.42 £35.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.93 £20.94 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-9.60% -23.87%

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
18879 23203 22407
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 35.69% 39.97% 38.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 12598 14702 13566
Median daily rate £450 £450 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £396
% change year-on-year
- +1.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 493 651 539
Median hourly rate £20.50 £26.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.15% +18.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.92 £11.78 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.16 £30.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-29.48% +20.00%

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 24 September 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 24 September 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 24 September 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 +4 159 £350 -9.67% 29
London -6 61 £363 -1.36% 7
East of England +28 27 £270 -10.00% 2
North West -6 20 £310 -18.68% 5
Hertfordshire +18 19 £270 - 1
South East +16 17 £335 -29.47% 6
West Midlands -14 15 £470 +41.88% 4
Watford +12 14 £270 -
Yorkshire +11 12 £245 -53.77% 1
Croydon - 11 £350 -
Scotland +17 9 £600 +100.00% 2
Hampshire +19 8 £290 -22.66% 2
Cheshire +8 7 £275 -29.03%
Wales - 7 £215 -
West Yorkshire - 7 - - 1
Leeds - 6 - - 1
South West +10 5 £350 -9.67% 2
Manchester -28 5 £375 - 5
West Wales - 5 £210 -
Swansea - 5 £210 -
Berkshire +10 4 £325 +44.44%
Ilford - 4 £438 -
Glasgow +11 3 £600 -
Chester +2 3 £250 -41.17%
South Yorkshire -5 3 £225 -57.54%
Bedfordshire -11 3 - - 1
Essex - 3 £419 -
Wolverhampton - 3 £340 -
Hemel Hempstead - 3 - - 1
City of London +18 2 £525 -0.94% 2

Local Government
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 September 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 61 (19.68%) Microsoft
2 50 (16.13%) Project Management
3 49 (15.81%) PRINCE2
4 48 (15.48%) ITIL
5 44 (14.19%) Finance
6 42 (13.55%) Agile Software Development
7 34 (10.97%) Windows
8 30 (9.68%) Service Delivery
9 29 (9.35%) SharePoint
9 29 (9.35%) Active Directory
10 26 (8.39%) SQL
11 25 (8.06%) MS Excel
11 25 (8.06%) Management Information System
11 25 (8.06%) Business Analysis
12 24 (7.74%) Stakeholder Management
13 19 (6.13%) CRM
13 19 (6.13%) SCCM
14 18 (5.81%) DNS
14 18 (5.81%) SQL Server
14 18 (5.81%) Migration
15 17 (5.48%) VMware
16 16 (5.16%) C#
16 16 (5.16%) Microsoft Certification
17 15 (4.84%) .NET
17 15 (4.84%) XML
17 15 (4.84%) Workflow
17 15 (4.84%) Office 365
18 14 (4.52%) Windows 7
18 14 (4.52%) Degree
18 14 (4.52%) Business Intelligence

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 29 (9.35%) SharePoint
2 12 (3.87%) BizTalk Server
3 11 (3.55%) MS Exchange
4 6 (1.94%) CMS
5 4 (1.29%) IIS
5 4 (1.29%) SharePoint 2010
5 4 (1.29%) SharePoint 2013
6 3 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (0.97%) Tomcat
6 3 (0.97%) Umbraco
6 3 (0.97%) WordPress
7 2 (0.65%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 2 (0.65%) Apache
7 2 (0.65%) Confluence
7 2 (0.65%) Drupal
7 2 (0.65%) LiveLink
7 2 (0.65%) Oracle Workflow
7 2 (0.65%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 25 (8.06%) MS Excel
2 13 (4.19%) MS Office
3 10 (3.23%) MS Project
3 10 (3.23%) MS Visio
4 9 (2.90%) InfoPath
5 3 (0.97%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.32%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 8 (2.58%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.97%) Unit4 Business World
3 2 (0.65%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (0.65%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.32%) Academy Housing
4 1 (0.32%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.32%) Oracle Financial Analyzer
4 1 (0.32%) Oracle Payroll
4 1 (0.32%) Primavera
4 1 (0.32%) SAP BPC
4 1 (0.32%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.32%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.32%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.32%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.32%) SAP PSCD
4 1 (0.32%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 15 (4.84%) Office 365
2 9 (2.90%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (2.90%) OneDrive
3 2 (0.65%) IaaS
4 1 (0.32%) Adobe Analytics
4 1 (0.32%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.32%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.32%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (5.81%) DNS
2 13 (4.19%) Firewall
3 11 (3.55%) DHCP
4 10 (3.23%) LAN
4 10 (3.23%) WAN
5 8 (2.58%) VPN
6 5 (1.61%) VoIP
7 4 (1.29%) SSL
8 3 (0.97%) FTP
8 3 (0.97%) IPv6
8 3 (0.97%) OpenLDAP
8 3 (0.97%) SAN
9 2 (0.65%) HTTP
9 2 (0.65%) IP Telephony
9 2 (0.65%) NAS
9 2 (0.65%) OSPF
9 2 (0.65%) VLAN
9 2 (0.65%) VRRP
9 2 (0.65%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (0.65%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (5.81%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.26%) GIS
3 6 (1.94%) EDRMS
3 6 (1.94%) Power BI
4 5 (1.61%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (1.29%) BusinessObjects
5 4 (1.29%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (1.29%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (1.29%) Relational Database
5 4 (1.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (0.97%) Crystal Reports
6 3 (0.97%) MS Access
6 3 (0.97%) MySQL
6 3 (0.97%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (0.97%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (0.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.65%) Data Mining
7 2 (0.65%) EDMS
7 2 (0.65%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (0.65%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 11 (3.55%) Visual Studio
2 9 (2.90%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (0.97%) JIRA
4 2 (0.65%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.65%) Oracle Forms
4 2 (0.65%) Subversion
5 1 (0.32%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.32%) JMeter
5 1 (0.32%) LoadRunner
5 1 (0.32%) Selenium
5 1 (0.32%) SoapUI
5 1 (0.32%) SpecFlow
5 1 (0.32%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (0.32%) WebDriver
5 1 (0.32%) Zephyr
General
1 44 (14.19%) Finance
2 12 (3.87%) Telecoms
3 3 (0.97%) Banking
4 2 (0.65%) Back Office
4 2 (0.65%) Law
4 2 (0.65%) Manufacturing
4 2 (0.65%) Retail
5 1 (0.32%) Electronics
5 1 (0.32%) Legal
5 1 (0.32%) Marketing
5 1 (0.32%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 71 (22.90%) Analyst
2 43 (13.87%) Business Analyst
3 41 (13.23%) Project Manager
4 21 (6.77%) Programme Manager
5 19 (6.13%) Architect
6 18 (5.81%) Consultant
7 15 (4.84%) ICT Manager
8 14 (4.52%) Developer
9 10 (3.23%) Network Engineer
9 10 (3.23%) Support Engineer
10 8 (2.58%) Desktop Support
10 8 (2.58%) ICT Project Manager
10 8 (2.58%) Technical Leader
11 7 (2.26%) Data Analyst
11 7 (2.26%) Process Analyst
11 7 (2.26%) Scrum Master
11 7 (2.26%) Service Manager
12 6 (1.94%) Business Intelligence Manager
12 6 (1.94%) IT Manager
12 6 (1.94%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (4.84%) .NET
1 15 (4.84%) XML
2 13 (4.19%) HTML
3 12 (3.87%) .NET Framework
4 10 (3.23%) CSS
4 10 (3.23%) REST
5 9 (2.90%) JSON
5 9 (2.90%) XSLT
6 8 (2.58%) SOAP
6 8 (2.58%) WSDL
6 8 (2.58%) XML Schema
7 6 (1.94%) jQuery
8 5 (1.61%) AngularJS
8 5 (1.61%) HTML5
9 4 (1.29%) KnockoutJS
9 4 (1.29%) Web Services
10 3 (0.97%) ActiveMQ
10 3 (0.97%) Ajax
10 3 (0.97%) ASP.NET
10 3 (0.97%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 25 (8.06%) Management Information System
2 12 (3.87%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (3.55%) Data Centre
3 11 (3.55%) NHS
4 10 (3.23%) N-Tier
5 5 (1.61%) Performance Metrics
6 4 (1.29%) Freedom of Information
6 4 (1.29%) Security Operations Centre
6 4 (1.29%) Smart Meter
7 3 (0.97%) Data Protection Act
7 3 (0.97%) User Experience
7 3 (0.97%) VCE vBlock
7 3 (0.97%) Visualisation
8 2 (0.65%) Computer Science
8 2 (0.65%) Data Extraction
8 2 (0.65%) Data Structures
8 2 (0.65%) Driving Licence
8 2 (0.65%) Statistics
8 2 (0.65%) Taxonomies
8 2 (0.65%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 34 (10.97%) Windows
2 14 (4.52%) Windows 7
3 11 (3.55%) Windows Server
3 11 (3.55%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (2.90%) Linux
4 9 (2.90%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (2.58%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (2.26%) Unix
7 4 (1.29%) Solaris
8 3 (0.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.32%) AIX
9 1 (0.32%) Android
9 1 (0.32%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.32%) SUSE
9 1 (0.32%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.32%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (16.13%) Project Management
2 49 (15.81%) PRINCE2
3 48 (15.48%) ITIL
4 42 (13.55%) Agile Software Development
5 30 (9.68%) Service Delivery
6 25 (8.06%) Business Analysis
7 24 (7.74%) Stakeholder Management
8 19 (6.13%) CRM
9 18 (5.81%) Migration
10 15 (4.84%) Workflow
11 14 (4.52%) Business Intelligence
12 13 (4.19%) Change Management
12 13 (4.19%) Data Protection
12 13 (4.19%) Programme Management
12 13 (4.19%) Scrum
12 13 (4.19%) Stakeholder Engagement
13 12 (3.87%) Records Management
13 12 (3.87%) Service Management
14 11 (3.55%) Risk Management
14 11 (3.55%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 26 (8.39%) SQL
2 16 (5.16%) C#
3 13 (4.19%) JavaScript
4 9 (2.90%) T-SQL
5 6 (1.94%) Java
6 5 (1.61%) PowerShell
6 5 (1.61%) VBA
7 3 (0.97%) Bash Shell
7 3 (0.97%) Perl
7 3 (0.97%) PL/SQL
7 3 (0.97%) VBScript
8 2 (0.65%) VB
8 2 (0.65%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.32%) PHP
9 1 (0.32%) VB6
Qualifications
1 16 (5.16%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (4.52%) Degree
3 13 (4.19%) Cisco Certification
4 12 (3.87%) Security Cleared
5 11 (3.55%) CCNA
5 11 (3.55%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 9 (2.90%) MCP
6 9 (2.90%) MCSE
7 6 (1.94%) ITIL Certification
8 5 (1.61%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 5 (1.61%) MCITP
8 5 (1.61%) MCSA
9 4 (1.29%) CESG Certified Professional
9 4 (1.29%) CISM
9 4 (1.29%) CISSP
9 4 (1.29%) CLAS
9 4 (1.29%) CRISC
9 4 (1.29%) ISEB
9 4 (1.29%) SC Cleared
10 2 (0.65%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.61%) QA
1 5 (1.61%) SLA
2 3 (0.97%) Data Quality
2 3 (0.97%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.65%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.32%) GPG13
4 1 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 29 (9.35%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.61%) XenApp
3 3 (0.97%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.65%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 2 (0.65%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (0.65%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.32%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.32%) VMware Server
5 1 (0.32%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 19 (6.13%) SCCM
2 4 (1.29%) SCOM
3 3 (0.97%) Microsoft Intune
3 3 (0.97%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (0.97%) Puppet
4 1 (0.32%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.32%) Nagios
4 1 (0.32%) WSUS
Vendors
1 61 (19.68%) Microsoft
2 17 (5.48%) VMware
3 13 (4.19%) Cisco
3 13 (4.19%) Citrix
4 12 (3.87%) Oracle
5 10 (3.23%) CheckPoint
6 8 (2.58%) Juniper
7 6 (1.94%) Ericsson
8 5 (1.61%) SAP
9 4 (1.29%) Capita
9 4 (1.29%) OpenText
10 3 (0.97%) Adobe
10 3 (0.97%) HP
11 2 (0.65%) Mapinfo
11 2 (0.65%) Mitel
11 2 (0.65%) Sitecore
12 1 (0.32%) Casewise
12 1 (0.32%) Fortinet
12 1 (0.32%) Fujitsu
12 1 (0.32%) Northgate
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