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 1 July 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
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Local Government
Rank 402 414 404
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -10
Contract jobs citing Local Government 212 196 157
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.38% 0.36% 0.32%
As % of the General category 0.96% 0.94% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 121 72
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£350 £385 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £212 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
-11.13% +14.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 36 40
Average hourly rate £19.50 £25.00 £20.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.00% +20.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.88 £15.50 £13.91
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.18 £45.00 £45.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.94 £31.53 £20.75
% change year-on-year
-33.59% +51.93%

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
22179 20764 21250
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 39.63% 38.58% 43.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 14218 12969 12942
Average daily rate £425 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £263 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £610 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £380
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 538 574 631
Average hourly rate £22.50 £22.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.27% -2.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £42.50 £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-2.17% -8.00%

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 1 July 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 1 July 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 1 July 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 +4 208 £350 -6.66% 72
North West -4 61 £425 -12.14% 6
London -16 54 £325 -15.58% 24
Manchester +27 39 £421 - 3
East of England +8 29 £300 -25.00% 4
South East -22 20 £300 -14.28% 6
Cheshire -26 18 £425 - 2
West Midlands +5 15 £400 +113.33% 4
Essex -8 14 £225 -45.45%
Chester -9 14 £425 - 1
South West +7 13 £350 -36.36% 16
Yorkshire -6 13 £400 +55.33% 5
Bedfordshire +14 11 £300 -17.24% 4
Staffordshire +3 11 £400 +128.57%
Chelmsford -5 11 £273 -31.87%
Plymouth +1 7 £363 -34.09%
Devon -6 7 £363 -34.09% 2
City of London -10 7 £338 -10.00% 1
Stafford - 7 £400 -
West Yorkshire -15 6 £388 +61.45% 1
Leeds - 6 £388 - 1
South Yorkshire -9 5 £426 +21.78% 3
East Sussex -14 5 £325 +76.87%
Buckinghamshire 0 4 £300 -20.00% 1
Hertfordshire -10 4 - -
East Midlands -10 4 £299 -17.58% 4
Hampshire - 4 £550 -
Bedford - 4 £250 - 1
Scotland -4 3 £339 -15.31% 2
Doncaster -6 3 - -

Local Government
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 July 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.

1 113 (25.74%) Oracle
2 95 (21.64%) PRINCE2
3 94 (21.41%) Finance
4 86 (19.59%) Project Management
5 73 (16.63%) Microsoft
6 72 (16.40%) ITIL
7 67 (15.26%) Oracle EBS R12
8 62 (14.12%) Oracle EBS
9 59 (13.44%) SQL
10 58 (13.21%) CRM
11 44 (10.02%) Migration
11 44 (10.02%) Windows
12 41 (9.34%) Citrix
13 39 (8.88%) Active Directory
14 37 (8.43%) MS Excel
15 36 (8.20%) MS Office
15 36 (8.20%) Business Intelligence
16 33 (7.52%) VMware
16 33 (7.52%) Service Delivery
17 32 (7.29%) Agile Software Development
17 32 (7.29%) Security Cleared
18 30 (6.83%) MS Project
19 28 (6.38%) SharePoint
20 27 (6.15%) Stakeholder Management
21 26 (5.92%) SC Cleared
22 25 (5.69%) WAN
23 24 (5.47%) Oracle BI EE
24 23 (5.24%) VMware Infrastructure
24 23 (5.24%) Business Analysis
24 23 (5.24%) NHS

Local Government
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 28 (6.38%) SharePoint
2 14 (3.19%) IBM Notes
3 10 (2.28%) MS Exchange
4 9 (2.05%) Oracle UPK
5 8 (1.82%) BizTalk Server
6 7 (1.59%) CMS
6 7 (1.59%) Oracle Self-Service HR
7 5 (1.14%) IIS
7 5 (1.14%) Drupal
8 4 (0.91%) SharePoint 2010
8 4 (0.91%) Oracle Workflow
8 4 (0.91%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 3 (0.68%) Lync
9 3 (0.68%) SharePoint 2013
9 3 (0.68%) Liferay
10 1 (0.23%) Moodle
10 1 (0.23%) WordPress
10 1 (0.23%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.23%) JBoss
10 1 (0.23%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 37 (8.43%) MS Excel
2 36 (8.20%) MS Office
3 30 (6.83%) MS Project
4 11 (2.51%) MS Visio
5 6 (1.37%) MS PowerPoint
6 5 (1.14%) Photoshop
6 5 (1.14%) Acrobat
7 2 (0.46%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.23%) PowerPivot
8 1 (0.23%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.23%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.23%) InDesign
8 1 (0.23%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 67 (15.26%) Oracle EBS R12
2 62 (14.12%) Oracle EBS
3 15 (3.42%) Oracle Payroll
4 13 (2.96%) Oracle HRMS
5 9 (2.05%) Dynamics CRM
6 8 (1.82%) Oracle iRecruitment
6 8 (1.82%) Oracle Payables
7 6 (1.37%) Oracle Internet Expenses
8 5 (1.14%) Oracle Receivables
9 4 (0.91%) Oracle AGIS
9 4 (0.91%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 4 (0.91%) Dynamics AX
9 4 (0.91%) Oracle ERP
10 3 (0.68%) Oracle Applications
10 3 (0.68%) Agresso
10 3 (0.68%) Oracle CRM
10 3 (0.68%) Oracle General Ledger
11 2 (0.46%) Hyperion Planning
11 2 (0.46%) SAP BPC
11 2 (0.46%) SAP Payroll
Cloud Services
1 12 (2.73%) Office 365
2 9 (2.05%) Taleo
3 8 (1.82%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.23%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 25 (5.69%) WAN
2 19 (4.33%) DHCP
3 18 (4.10%) Firewall
4 17 (3.87%) LAN
5 13 (2.96%) VoIP
6 12 (2.73%) VPN
6 12 (2.73%) DNS
6 12 (2.73%) Intranet
7 9 (2.05%) VLAN
8 8 (1.82%) PABX
8 8 (1.82%) Internet
9 7 (1.59%) SAN
9 7 (1.59%) HTTP
9 7 (1.59%) Wireless
10 5 (1.14%) NAS
10 5 (1.14%) Wi-Fi
11 3 (0.68%) DMZ
11 3 (0.68%) TCP/IP
12 2 (0.46%) FTP
12 2 (0.46%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (5.47%) Oracle BI EE
2 17 (3.87%) Oracle Database
2 17 (3.87%) Data Warehouse
3 15 (3.42%) SQL Server
4 11 (2.51%) Oracle Reports
5 8 (1.82%) EDRMS
6 7 (1.59%) SQL Server 2000
7 6 (1.37%) Relational Database
7 6 (1.37%) SQL Server 2008
7 6 (1.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 6 (1.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 5 (1.14%) SQL Server 2005
8 5 (1.14%) Oracle BI Publisher
9 4 (0.91%) DTS
10 2 (0.46%) SAP BW
10 2 (0.46%) NoSQL
10 2 (0.46%) SQL Server 2012
10 2 (0.46%) Hyperion Smart View
11 1 (0.23%) Microsoft Power View
11 1 (0.23%) MarkLogic
Development Applications
1 4 (0.91%) ReSharper
1 4 (0.91%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (0.46%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (0.23%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.23%) Ant
General
1 94 (21.41%) Finance
2 22 (5.01%) Legal
3 9 (2.05%) Telecoms
4 7 (1.59%) Back Office
5 5 (1.14%) Publishing
6 2 (0.46%) Law
6 2 (0.46%) Marketing
7 1 (0.23%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.23%) Advertising
7 1 (0.23%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.23%) Billing
7 1 (0.23%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 111 (25.28%) Project Manager
2 70 (15.95%) Analyst
3 57 (12.98%) Consultant
4 48 (10.93%) Oracle Consultant
5 47 (10.71%) Business Analyst
6 31 (7.06%) Developer
7 29 (6.61%) Architect
8 28 (6.38%) Functional Consultant
9 23 (5.24%) ICT Project Manager
10 21 (4.78%) Payroll Consultant
10 21 (4.78%) Solutions Architect
10 21 (4.78%) Oracle Functional Consultant
11 19 (4.33%) Oracle HR Consultant
12 18 (4.10%) Oracle Payroll Consultant
12 18 (4.10%) Senior Manager
13 16 (3.64%) Programme Manager
14 15 (3.42%) Senior Project Manager
14 15 (3.42%) E-Business Consultant
15 13 (2.96%) Oracle HR Functional Consultant
15 13 (2.96%) Trainer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (3.19%) .NET
2 12 (2.73%) XML
3 11 (2.51%) CSS
4 10 (2.28%) ASP.NET
5 9 (2.05%) CSS3
6 8 (1.82%) OAuth
6 8 (1.82%) SAML
6 8 (1.82%) Middleware
7 7 (1.59%) Web Services
7 7 (1.59%) HTML
8 5 (1.14%) .NET Framework
8 5 (1.14%) LINQ
8 5 (1.14%) AngularJS
9 4 (0.91%) Kendo UI
9 4 (0.91%) Razor View Engine
9 4 (0.91%) Entity Framework
9 4 (0.91%) jQuery
9 4 (0.91%) Ajax
9 4 (0.91%) JSON
9 4 (0.91%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 23 (5.24%) NHS
2 21 (4.78%) Management Information System
3 20 (4.56%) Data Centre
4 17 (3.87%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (1.82%) E-Learning
5 8 (1.82%) Data Integration
5 8 (1.82%) Mobile App
6 7 (1.59%) GIS
7 6 (1.37%) Computer Science
8 5 (1.14%) User Experience
9 4 (0.91%) Blog
9 4 (0.91%) Enterprise Storage
9 4 (0.91%) Freedom of Information
9 4 (0.91%) Data Protection Act
10 3 (0.68%) Freedom of Information Act
10 3 (0.68%) Statistics
10 3 (0.68%) SCORM
10 3 (0.68%) Clustering
10 3 (0.68%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (0.68%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 44 (10.02%) Windows
2 18 (4.10%) Windows 7
3 12 (2.73%) Windows XP
4 7 (1.59%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (1.37%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (0.91%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.46%) UNIX
7 2 (0.46%) Windows Vista
7 2 (0.46%) Solaris
8 1 (0.23%) Linux
8 1 (0.23%) AIX
8 1 (0.23%) Mac OS X Server
8 1 (0.23%) Android
8 1 (0.23%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.23%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.23%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (21.64%) PRINCE2
2 86 (19.59%) Project Management
3 72 (16.40%) ITIL
4 58 (13.21%) CRM
5 44 (10.02%) Migration
6 36 (8.20%) Business Intelligence
7 33 (7.52%) Service Delivery
8 32 (7.29%) Agile Software Development
9 27 (6.15%) Stakeholder Management
10 23 (5.24%) Business Analysis
10 23 (5.24%) Change Management
10 23 (5.24%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 22 (5.01%) Data Protection
12 21 (4.78%) SOA
12 21 (4.78%) Project Planning
13 20 (4.56%) Data Migration
14 16 (3.64%) Line Management
14 16 (3.64%) Supplier Management
14 16 (3.64%) Workflow
15 15 (3.42%) Information Management
Programming Languages
1 59 (13.44%) SQL
2 13 (2.96%) C
3 10 (2.28%) C#
4 6 (1.37%) PL/SQL
5 4 (0.91%) Java
5 4 (0.91%) T-SQL
5 4 (0.91%) VBScript
5 4 (0.91%) VB
6 3 (0.68%) JavaScript
7 2 (0.46%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.23%) XQuery
8 1 (0.23%) XPath
Qualifications
1 32 (7.29%) Security Cleared
2 26 (5.92%) SC Cleared
3 22 (5.01%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 19 (4.33%) Degree
5 15 (3.42%) ISEB
6 13 (2.96%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 9 (2.05%) CCNA
7 9 (2.05%) Cisco Certification
8 8 (1.82%) ITIL Certification
9 7 (1.59%) Microsoft Certification
10 5 (1.14%) PMP
10 5 (1.14%) PMI Certification
11 3 (0.68%) CCA
11 3 (0.68%) Citrix Certification
11 3 (0.68%) MCSA
11 3 (0.68%) MCITP
11 3 (0.68%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 2 (0.46%) CIPD
12 2 (0.46%) MCDST
12 2 (0.46%) AAT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (2.28%) QA
2 6 (1.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (1.37%) SLA
3 2 (0.46%) BS7799
3 2 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 17799
3 2 (0.46%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.23%) WCAG
4 1 (0.23%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 39 (8.88%) Active Directory
2 23 (5.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (2.73%) Hyper-V
3 12 (2.73%) Microsoft App-V
3 12 (2.73%) Xen
4 6 (1.37%) ISA Server
5 1 (0.23%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.23%) Firmware
5 1 (0.23%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.23%) vSphere
5 1 (0.23%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 18 (4.10%) SCCM
2 1 (0.23%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.23%) Backup Exec
2 1 (0.23%) WSUS
2 1 (0.23%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 113 (25.74%) Oracle
2 73 (16.63%) Microsoft
3 41 (9.34%) Citrix
4 33 (7.52%) VMware
5 19 (4.33%) SAP
6 18 (4.10%) Cisco
7 14 (3.19%) Lotus
8 12 (2.73%) EMC
9 9 (2.05%) HP
10 7 (1.59%) Juniper
10 7 (1.59%) LANDesk
11 6 (1.37%) McAfee
12 5 (1.14%) Symantec
12 5 (1.14%) Adobe
12 5 (1.14%) Business Objects
12 5 (1.14%) Aruba
13 4 (0.91%) Dell Compellent
13 4 (0.91%) Telerik
13 4 (0.91%) Dell
13 4 (0.91%) Apple
London
Computer People
Rate: £10.00 - £13.00 per hour + Negotiable
Posted: 13 hours ago
Chester, Cheshire
Executive Resource Group
Rate: £35 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
London
Venn Group
Posted: 2 days ago
North London
Venn Group
Rate: £300 Per Day
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Capita - ITIN
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Posted: 6 days ago
Sidmouth, Devon
Strata
Posted: 7 days ago
Knowle, Sidmouth, Devon, South West
East Devon Disctrict Council
Rate: £30,178 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Scottish Children s Reporter Administration
Rate: From £58,049 to £63,390 per annum Local government CARE contributory p
Posted: 15 days ago
Manchester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £500 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 20 days ago