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 19 January 2017 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
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Local Government
UK
Rank 462 411 415
Rank change year-on-year
-51 +4
Contract jobs citing Local Government 129 207 178
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.29% 0.41% 0.35%
As % of the General category 0.78% 1.05% 0.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 135 101
Median daily rate £400 £375 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £225 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £417
% change year-on-year
- -4.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 28 37
Median hourly rate £17.50 £21.62 £17.37
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.05% +24.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.80 £13.06
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.67 £35.00 £35.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.40 £23.75 £16.84
% change year-on-year
-30.94% +41.07%

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
16437 19696 19670
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 36.75% 38.72% 38.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 10790 12479 12760
Median daily rate £450 £450 £435
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 405 518 453
Median hourly rate £27.50 £31.33 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.22% +39.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £12.50 £11.02
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.31 £50.78 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £32.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-16.92% +25.00%

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 19 January 2017.

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 19 January 2017.

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 19 January 2017. 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 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 -31 120 £400 +6.66% 59
London -22 32 £388 +10.71% 19
South East +26 25 £500 +42.85% 18
West Midlands -4 18 £250 -37.50% 5
North West -3 17 £394 -1.56% 7
Hampshire +22 15 £450 +28.57% 9
East of England +1 13 £350 -13.04% 1
Cheshire +5 10 £413 -0.68%
Cambridgeshire +7 8 £380 - 1
Winchester - 7 £508 -
South West +15 6 £131 -63.79% 5
Staffordshire +6 6 £250 -
North East -9 6 £650 +116.66%
Chester -14 6 £325 -18.75%
Manchester +13 5 £380 +20.63% 7
Norfolk +11 5 £350 -28.57%
Tyne and Wear - 5 £650 -
Surrey +16 4 £425 - 2
East Midlands +1 4 £400 -5.88%
Solihull - 4 £160 -
Peterborough - 4 - -
Scotland +27 3 £525 - 4
Edinburgh +23 3 £525 - 3
Birmingham - 3 £173 - 5
Gloucestershire - 3 £113 -
Gloucester - 3 £113 -
Norwich +13 2 - -
Berkshire +13 2 £199 -11.55% 4
Yorkshire +9 2 - - 3
Wales +7 2 - -

Local Government
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 January 2017, 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 57 (19.13%) Microsoft
2 45 (15.10%) Project Management
3 39 (13.09%) Finance
3 39 (13.09%) PRINCE2
3 39 (13.09%) Windows
4 37 (12.42%) ITIL
5 31 (10.40%) Active Directory
6 29 (9.73%) Agile Software Development
7 27 (9.06%) Business Analysis
7 27 (9.06%) SharePoint
8 26 (8.72%) Migration
9 25 (8.39%) Stakeholder Management
10 24 (8.05%) Service Delivery
11 23 (7.72%) Management Information System
11 23 (7.72%) SQL Server
12 22 (7.38%) SQL
12 22 (7.38%) MS Excel
13 20 (6.71%) ERP
13 20 (6.71%) Cisco
14 19 (6.38%) Oracle
14 19 (6.38%) Risk Management
15 18 (6.04%) MS Office
15 18 (6.04%) Windows Server
16 17 (5.70%) .NET
16 17 (5.70%) Change Management
16 17 (5.70%) VMware
16 17 (5.70%) QA
17 16 (5.37%) HTML
17 16 (5.37%) CSS
17 16 (5.37%) Data Centre

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 27 (9.06%) SharePoint
2 11 (3.69%) BizTalk Server
3 10 (3.36%) CMS
4 6 (2.01%) MS Exchange
5 5 (1.68%) SharePoint 2010
6 4 (1.34%) SharePoint 2013
6 4 (1.34%) Skype for Business
7 3 (1.01%) Apache
7 3 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (0.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (0.67%) IIS
8 2 (0.67%) Umbraco
8 2 (0.67%) WordPress
9 1 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2000
9 1 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.34%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 22 (7.38%) MS Excel
2 18 (6.04%) MS Office
3 9 (3.02%) Photoshop
4 8 (2.68%) Fireworks
4 8 (2.68%) InfoPath
5 4 (1.34%) MS Visio
6 3 (1.01%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (1.01%) MS Project
7 2 (0.67%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (2.35%) Unit4 Business World
2 4 (1.34%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.67%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.67%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (0.67%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.34%) Academy Housing
4 1 (0.34%) Infor M3
4 1 (0.34%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.34%) ResourceLink
4 1 (0.34%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.34%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 11 (3.69%) Office 365
2 8 (2.68%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (2.35%) OneDrive
4 1 (0.34%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.34%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (4.36%) DNS
2 12 (4.03%) Firewall
3 11 (3.69%) VPN
4 8 (2.68%) Internet
4 8 (2.68%) WAN
4 8 (2.68%) Wi-Fi
5 7 (2.35%) LAN
6 6 (2.01%) DHCP
6 6 (2.01%) SAN
7 5 (1.68%) VoIP
8 4 (1.34%) NAS
9 3 (1.01%) Intranet
9 3 (1.01%) PABX
9 3 (1.01%) TCP/IP
9 3 (1.01%) Wireless
10 2 (0.67%) FTP
10 2 (0.67%) NetScaler
10 2 (0.67%) Skype
10 2 (0.67%) Unified Communications
10 2 (0.67%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (7.72%) SQL Server
2 11 (3.69%) GIS
3 8 (2.68%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (2.01%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (1.68%) EDRMS
5 5 (1.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (1.34%) Oracle Database
6 4 (1.34%) Power BI
6 4 (1.34%) SQL Server 2005
7 3 (1.01%) BusinessObjects
7 3 (1.01%) Crystal Reports
7 3 (1.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (0.67%) Data Mining
8 2 (0.67%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.67%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.67%) MS Access
8 2 (0.67%) MySQL
8 2 (0.67%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (0.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.34%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 10 (3.36%) Visual Studio
2 8 (2.68%) Axure RP
3 7 (2.35%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (0.67%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (0.34%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.34%) MSTest
5 1 (0.34%) NUnit
5 1 (0.34%) Subversion
5 1 (0.34%) webpack
General
1 39 (13.09%) Finance
2 4 (1.34%) Telecoms
3 3 (1.01%) Back Office
3 3 (1.01%) Manufacturing
3 3 (1.01%) Marketing
4 2 (0.67%) Law
4 2 (0.67%) Legal
4 2 (0.67%) Retail
5 1 (0.34%) Banking
5 1 (0.34%) Billing
5 1 (0.34%) Electronics
5 1 (0.34%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 61 (20.47%) Analyst
2 48 (16.11%) Project Manager
3 37 (12.42%) Business Analyst
4 25 (8.39%) Architect
5 15 (5.03%) Developer
6 14 (4.70%) Programme Manager
7 12 (4.03%) 2nd Line Support
8 10 (3.36%) Enterprise Architect
8 10 (3.36%) ICT Manager
8 10 (3.36%) Network Engineer
9 9 (3.02%) Business Manager
9 9 (3.02%) Technical Leader
10 8 (2.68%) Consultant
10 8 (2.68%) Process Analyst
10 8 (2.68%) Support Engineer
11 7 (2.35%) ICT Project Manager
11 7 (2.35%) IT Manager
11 7 (2.35%) Project Analyst
11 7 (2.35%) Support Analyst
12 6 (2.01%) 3rd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (5.70%) .NET
2 16 (5.37%) CSS
2 16 (5.37%) HTML
3 11 (3.69%) XML
4 9 (3.02%) .NET Framework
4 9 (3.02%) REST
4 9 (3.02%) SOAP
5 7 (2.35%) JSON
5 7 (2.35%) WSDL
5 7 (2.35%) XML Schema
5 7 (2.35%) XSLT
6 5 (1.68%) Web Services
7 4 (1.34%) jQuery
8 3 (1.01%) Velocity
9 2 (0.67%) Entity Framework
9 2 (0.67%) HTML5
9 2 (0.67%) MDX
9 2 (0.67%) XHTML
10 1 (0.34%) CSS3
10 1 (0.34%) Razor View Engine
Miscellaneous
1 23 (7.72%) Management Information System
2 16 (5.37%) Data Centre
3 11 (3.69%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (3.36%) NHS
5 9 (3.02%) N-Tier
5 9 (3.02%) User Experience
6 8 (2.68%) Copywriting
7 6 (2.01%) Driving Licence
8 5 (1.68%) Fat Client
8 5 (1.68%) Thin Client
9 4 (1.34%) EMC VMAX
9 4 (1.34%) EMC VNX
9 4 (1.34%) Hybrid Cloud
9 4 (1.34%) VCE vBlock
10 3 (1.01%) BYOD
10 3 (1.01%) Clustering
10 3 (1.01%) Data Structures
10 3 (1.01%) Performance Metrics
10 3 (1.01%) Security Operations Centre
11 2 (0.67%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 39 (13.09%) Windows
2 18 (6.04%) Windows Server
3 15 (5.03%) Windows 7
3 15 (5.03%) Windows Server 2008
4 13 (4.36%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (3.36%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (2.35%) Unix
7 4 (1.34%) Linux
7 4 (1.34%) Solaris
7 4 (1.34%) Windows 10
7 4 (1.34%) Windows 8
7 4 (1.34%) Windows XP
8 2 (0.67%) Android
9 1 (0.34%) AIX
9 1 (0.34%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.34%) SUSE
9 1 (0.34%) Windows 2000
9 1 (0.34%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (15.10%) Project Management
2 39 (13.09%) PRINCE2
3 37 (12.42%) ITIL
4 29 (9.73%) Agile Software Development
5 27 (9.06%) Business Analysis
6 26 (8.72%) Migration
7 25 (8.39%) Stakeholder Management
8 24 (8.05%) Service Delivery
9 20 (6.71%) ERP
10 19 (6.38%) Risk Management
11 17 (5.70%) Change Management
12 15 (5.03%) Disaster Recovery
13 13 (4.36%) Stakeholder Engagement
14 12 (4.03%) CRM
14 12 (4.03%) Data Migration
15 11 (3.69%) Coaching
15 11 (3.69%) SOA
15 11 (3.69%) Wireframes
15 11 (3.69%) Workflow
16 10 (3.36%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 22 (7.38%) SQL
2 13 (4.36%) C#
3 9 (3.02%) JavaScript
4 4 (1.34%) PowerShell
4 4 (1.34%) VBA
5 3 (1.01%) T-SQL
5 3 (1.01%) VBScript
6 2 (0.67%) PHP
6 2 (0.67%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.34%) VB
7 1 (0.34%) VB6
Qualifications
1 14 (4.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 14 (4.70%) Security Cleared
2 13 (4.36%) Cisco Certification
3 12 (4.03%) CCNA
4 11 (3.69%) MCP
5 10 (3.36%) Microsoft Certification
6 9 (3.02%) Degree
6 9 (3.02%) SC Cleared
7 8 (2.68%) MCSE
8 4 (1.34%) ISEB
8 4 (1.34%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (1.01%) CESG Certified Professional
9 3 (1.01%) CISM
9 3 (1.01%) CISSP
9 3 (1.01%) CLAS
9 3 (1.01%) CRISC
10 2 (0.67%) DV Cleared
10 2 (0.67%) Oracle Certification
10 2 (0.67%) PMI Certification
10 2 (0.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (5.70%) QA
2 1 (0.34%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.34%) ISO 14001
2 1 (0.34%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.34%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.34%) SLA
2 1 (0.34%) WCAG
System Software
1 31 (10.40%) Active Directory
2 7 (2.35%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (2.35%) XenApp
3 5 (1.68%) vSphere
4 4 (1.34%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 2 (0.67%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (0.67%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.34%) BitLocker
6 1 (0.34%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (0.34%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.34%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.34%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.34%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.34%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.34%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 12 (4.03%) SCCM
2 4 (1.34%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (0.34%) Backup Exec
3 1 (0.34%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (0.34%) EMC NetWorker
3 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (0.34%) Nagios
3 1 (0.34%) NetBackup
3 1 (0.34%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (0.34%) WSUS
Vendors
1 57 (19.13%) Microsoft
2 20 (6.71%) Cisco
3 19 (6.38%) Oracle
4 17 (5.70%) VMware
5 12 (4.03%) Citrix
6 11 (3.69%) CheckPoint
7 8 (2.68%) SAP
8 6 (2.01%) Juniper
9 4 (1.34%) AppSense
9 4 (1.34%) Capita
9 4 (1.34%) EMC
9 4 (1.34%) LANDesk
9 4 (1.34%) Symantec
10 3 (1.01%) Intel Security
11 2 (0.67%) Mapinfo
11 2 (0.67%) Northgate
11 2 (0.67%) Sophos
11 2 (0.67%) Wyse
12 1 (0.34%) arcserve
12 1 (0.34%) Salesforce.com
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IntaPeople
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 15 hours ago
Central London / West End
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Rate: £400 Per Day
Posted: 5 days ago
East London
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Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Central London / West End
Venn Group
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Asset Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £35000 - £38000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
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