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 20 August 2014 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Local Government
Rank 417 415 439
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +24
Contract jobs citing Local Government 188 160 167
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.34% 0.30% 0.28%
As % of the General category 0.88% 0.70% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 76 77
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£375 £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £155 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £315 £350
% change year-on-year
+19.23% -10.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 39 36
Average hourly rate £26.25 £22.54 £22.19
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.45% +1.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.05 £12.69 £11.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.57 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.50 £22.88 £23.69
% change year-on-year
+28.96% -3.45%

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
21410 22807 26188
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.64% 42.88% 44.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 13177 14097 15580
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 £269 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.64% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 526 606 744
Average hourly rate £20.75 £22.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.77% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.65 £12.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £44.62 £48.54
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £22.50 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-2.22% -21.05%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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 20 August 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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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 -1 179 £375 +25.00% 35
London +38 61 £375 +25.00% 11
North West 0 44 £369 +5.35% 3
Cheshire +5 29 - -
Chester +5 22 - -
East of England -18 20 £425 +6.25% 3
South East -10 16 £338 +73.07% 7
West Midlands -13 13 £325 +225.00% 3
South West -22 13 £475 +104.30% 4
Essex -1 12 £450 +12.50%
City of London +37 10 £336 +13.02% 1
Manchester -3 8 £363 +7.40% 1
Warrington - 7 - -
Devon - 7 £500 -
Lancashire -14 6 £350 +16.66%
Yorkshire +2 5 £440 +17.33% 1
Chelmsford +5 4 £438 -
Birmingham +3 4 £526 +9.63% 3
Scotland -16 4 £490 +56.80%
North Yorkshire - 4 £440 - 1
Croydon +6 3 £250 -16.66%
East Midlands +3 3 - - 1
East Sussex -6 3 £305 - 1
Hampshire -13 3 £313 -34.89%
Bristol -17 3 £450 +63.63% 1
Nottingham +9 2 - -
Berkshire +6 2 £363 - 2
Nottinghamshire +2 2 - -
Cambridgeshire -6 2 £300 -
Wales -11 2 £318 - 3

Local Government
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 (19.90%) Finance
2 75 (19.13%) ITIL
3 74 (18.88%) PRINCE2
4 70 (17.86%) Stakeholder Management
5 62 (15.82%) Windows
6 60 (15.31%) Project Management
7 53 (13.52%) Change Management
8 40 (10.20%) Microsoft
9 39 (9.95%) SQL
9 39 (9.95%) Oracle
10 37 (9.44%) Citrix
11 35 (8.93%) Active Directory
12 34 (8.67%) WAN
12 34 (8.67%) LAN
13 33 (8.42%) Service Delivery
13 33 (8.42%) Security Cleared
14 31 (7.91%) Windows 7
14 31 (7.91%) Migration
15 29 (7.40%) MS Excel
16 28 (7.14%) Business Analysis
17 27 (6.89%) Degree
18 26 (6.63%) NHS
19 25 (6.38%) CRM
19 25 (6.38%) Performance Management
19 25 (6.38%) SC Cleared
19 25 (6.38%) Agile Software Development
20 23 (5.87%) Project Planning
21 22 (5.61%) SharePoint
21 22 (5.61%) Oracle EBS
22 19 (4.85%) Oracle EBS R12

Local Government
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 22 (5.61%) SharePoint
2 8 (2.04%) BizTalk Server
3 7 (1.79%) CMS
3 7 (1.79%) MS Exchange
4 5 (1.28%) WebLogic
4 5 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2007
4 5 (1.28%) SharePoint 2010
5 3 (0.77%) Node.js
5 3 (0.77%) IIS
6 2 (0.51%) Oracle Workflow
6 2 (0.51%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.26%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.26%) Lync
7 1 (0.26%) Liferay
7 1 (0.26%) Jadu
7 1 (0.26%) FileNet
7 1 (0.26%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.26%) SAS
Applications
1 29 (7.40%) MS Excel
2 14 (3.57%) MS Office
3 11 (2.81%) MS Visio
4 7 (1.79%) MS Project
5 5 (1.28%) Photoshop
6 4 (1.02%) MS PowerPoint
7 2 (0.51%) PowerPivot
8 1 (0.26%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 22 (5.61%) Oracle EBS
2 19 (4.85%) Oracle EBS R12
3 8 (2.04%) Oracle Payroll
4 6 (1.53%) SAP Payroll
5 4 (1.02%) Oracle Applications
6 3 (0.77%) SAP HR
7 2 (0.51%) Oracle Financials
7 2 (0.51%) Oracle 11i
7 2 (0.51%) Agresso
7 2 (0.51%) Summit
7 2 (0.51%) Academy Housing
7 2 (0.51%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
7 2 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
7 2 (0.51%) ResourceLink
8 1 (0.26%) Remedy ITSM
8 1 (0.26%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 1 (0.26%) SAP R/3
8 1 (0.26%) Oracle HRMS
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.51%) SaaS
1 2 (0.51%) IaaS
2 1 (0.26%) Taleo
2 1 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 34 (8.67%) LAN
1 34 (8.67%) WAN
2 18 (4.59%) Firewall
3 17 (4.34%) Internet
4 11 (2.81%) VPN
4 11 (2.81%) DNS
4 11 (2.81%) DHCP
5 10 (2.55%) SAN
6 9 (2.30%) VLAN
7 8 (2.04%) Network Security
8 7 (1.79%) Wireless
9 6 (1.53%) IPsec
9 6 (1.53%) Intranet
9 6 (1.53%) SSL
10 5 (1.28%) Broadband
10 5 (1.28%) MPLS
10 5 (1.28%) OSPF
11 4 (1.02%) TCP/IP
11 4 (1.02%) DWDM
12 3 (0.77%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (3.57%) SQL Server
2 12 (3.06%) Oracle BI EE
3 7 (1.79%) EDRMS
4 4 (1.02%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (0.77%) Oracle Reports
5 3 (0.77%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.51%) Oracle BI Publisher
6 2 (0.51%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (0.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (0.51%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (0.51%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (0.26%) MS Access
7 1 (0.26%) Ingres
7 1 (0.26%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (0.26%) dBASE
7 1 (0.26%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
Development Applications
1 4 (1.02%) Selenium
2 3 (0.77%) WATIR
2 3 (0.77%) Visual Studio
2 3 (0.77%) QuickTest Pro
2 3 (0.77%) MSI
2 3 (0.77%) Cucumber
3 1 (0.26%) AdminStudio
3 1 (0.26%) Subversion
3 1 (0.26%) JUnit
3 1 (0.26%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 78 (19.90%) Finance
2 9 (2.30%) Legal
3 8 (2.04%) Telecoms
4 5 (1.28%) Marketing
5 4 (1.02%) Banking
5 4 (1.02%) Manufacturing
6 3 (0.77%) Advertising
6 3 (0.77%) Back Office
7 2 (0.51%) Publishing
7 2 (0.51%) Games
Job Titles
1 80 (20.41%) Analyst
2 76 (19.39%) Project Manager
3 48 (12.24%) Business Analyst
4 31 (7.91%) Consultant
5 22 (5.61%) Architect
6 16 (4.08%) Senior Manager
7 15 (3.83%) Data Analyst
8 14 (3.57%) Senior Project Manager
9 12 (3.06%) Service Manager
9 12 (3.06%) Programme Manager
9 12 (3.06%) Developer
10 10 (2.55%) IT Project Manager
10 10 (2.55%) Oracle Consultant
10 10 (2.55%) ICT Project Manager
11 9 (2.30%) Test Manager
11 9 (2.30%) Solutions Architect
11 9 (2.30%) Administrator
12 8 (2.04%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
13 7 (1.79%) Payroll Consultant
13 7 (1.79%) Agile Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (3.83%) .NET
2 12 (3.06%) HTML
3 10 (2.55%) Web Services
4 8 (2.04%) ASP.NET
5 7 (1.79%) CSS
5 7 (1.79%) XML
6 4 (1.02%) Middleware
7 3 (0.77%) Sass
7 3 (0.77%) Application Packaging
7 3 (0.77%) WCF
7 3 (0.77%) WF
8 2 (0.51%) HTML5
8 2 (0.51%) REST
8 2 (0.51%) CSS3
8 2 (0.51%) XSLT
9 1 (0.26%) XHTML
9 1 (0.26%) XML Schema
9 1 (0.26%) J2EE
9 1 (0.26%) ADO.NET
9 1 (0.26%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 26 (6.63%) NHS
2 13 (3.32%) Management Information System
3 8 (2.04%) Computer Science
4 7 (1.79%) Social Media
5 5 (1.28%) PKI
6 4 (1.02%) CCTV
6 4 (1.02%) GIS
6 4 (1.02%) Handset
6 4 (1.02%) Open Source
7 3 (0.77%) Fat Client
7 3 (0.77%) Thin Client
7 3 (0.77%) Freedom of Information
8 2 (0.51%) CESG
8 2 (0.51%) Blackberry
8 2 (0.51%) Clustering
8 2 (0.51%) Device Driver
8 2 (0.51%) RMADS
8 2 (0.51%) iPad
8 2 (0.51%) Blog
9 1 (0.26%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 62 (15.82%) Windows
2 31 (7.91%) Windows 7
3 17 (4.34%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (3.06%) Windows Server 2003
5 10 (2.55%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (2.30%) Windows XP
7 7 (1.79%) UNIX
8 3 (0.77%) Windows Vista
9 2 (0.51%) AIX
10 1 (0.26%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.26%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (19.13%) ITIL
2 74 (18.88%) PRINCE2
3 70 (17.86%) Stakeholder Management
4 60 (15.31%) Project Management
5 53 (13.52%) Change Management
6 33 (8.42%) Service Delivery
7 31 (7.91%) Migration
8 28 (7.14%) Business Analysis
9 25 (6.38%) Agile Software Development
9 25 (6.38%) CRM
9 25 (6.38%) Performance Management
10 23 (5.87%) Project Planning
11 17 (4.34%) BPR
12 16 (4.08%) Risk Management
13 15 (3.83%) PRINCE
14 14 (3.57%) Data Modelling
14 14 (3.57%) User Acceptance Testing
14 14 (3.57%) Continuous Improvement
15 13 (3.32%) Service Management
16 12 (3.06%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 39 (9.95%) SQL
2 7 (1.79%) JavaScript
2 7 (1.79%) PowerShell
3 6 (1.53%) C#
3 6 (1.53%) Java
4 4 (1.02%) T-SQL
4 4 (1.02%) VB
5 3 (0.77%) VBScript
5 3 (0.77%) Ruby
6 2 (0.51%) C
6 2 (0.51%) VBA
6 2 (0.51%) PHP
7 1 (0.26%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.26%) XQuery
7 1 (0.26%) XAML
Qualifications
1 33 (8.42%) Security Cleared
2 27 (6.89%) Degree
3 25 (6.38%) SC Cleared
4 16 (4.08%) ISEB
5 15 (3.83%) ITIL Certification
6 10 (2.55%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 10 (2.55%) Cisco Certification
7 9 (2.30%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 8 (2.04%) CCNP
9 7 (1.79%) CCNA
9 7 (1.79%) ISEB Practitioner
10 4 (1.02%) CCSA
10 4 (1.02%) CCIE
10 4 (1.02%) DV Cleared
11 3 (0.77%) Microsoft Certification
11 3 (0.77%) MCDST
12 2 (0.51%) CCSE
12 2 (0.51%) CIPFA
12 2 (0.51%) Oracle Certification
12 2 (0.51%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (2.55%) SLA
2 9 (2.30%) QA
3 5 (1.28%) Data Quality
4 4 (1.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.77%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.51%) ISO 14001
7 1 (0.26%) BS7666
7 1 (0.26%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 35 (8.93%) Active Directory
2 14 (3.57%) XenApp
3 12 (3.06%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (1.79%) vSphere
5 6 (1.53%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (1.02%) Hyper-V
6 4 (1.02%) Terminal Services
6 4 (1.02%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 2 (0.51%) vCloud
7 2 (0.51%) XenServer
7 2 (0.51%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.51%) ISA Server
7 2 (0.51%) MetaFrame
8 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 12 (3.06%) SCCM
2 10 (2.55%) SCOM
3 4 (1.02%) Backup Exec
4 3 (0.77%) NetBackup
5 2 (0.51%) HP Data Protector
5 2 (0.51%) AppManager
5 2 (0.51%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.26%) OpenView
6 1 (0.26%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.26%) SCOrch
6 1 (0.26%) OVSD
Vendors
1 40 (10.20%) Microsoft
2 39 (9.95%) Oracle
3 37 (9.44%) Citrix
4 16 (4.08%) Cisco
5 15 (3.83%) VMware
6 9 (2.30%) Business Objects
6 9 (2.30%) SAP
7 8 (2.04%) HP
7 8 (2.04%) Symantec
7 8 (2.04%) McAfee
7 8 (2.04%) SolarWinds
8 7 (1.79%) Capita
8 7 (1.79%) Lagan
9 6 (1.53%) AppSense
10 5 (1.28%) Adobe
11 4 (1.02%) Civica
12 3 (0.77%) LANDesk
12 3 (0.77%) Juniper
12 3 (0.77%) Kofax
12 3 (0.77%) Remedy
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