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 26 May 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
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Local Government
Rank 501 433 430
Rank change year-on-year
-68 -3
Contract jobs citing Local Government 147 198 186
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.27% 0.36% 0.35%
As % of the General category 0.74% 0.93% 0.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 106 113
Median daily rate £350 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £206 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £493
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
-7.14% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 34 36
Median hourly rate £22.45 £24.13 £33.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.94% -28.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £14.35 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.80 £44.90 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.40 £31.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-28.32% -10.71%

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
19861 21177 20359
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 36.95% 39.02% 38.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 13228 13263 12865
Median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £280 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £630 £615 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 457 533 556
Median hourly rate £24.00 £22.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.44 £11.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £24.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -4.00%

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 26 May 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 26 May 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 26 May 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 -52 146 £338 -3.57% 56
London -6 53 £350 +3.70% 19
North West -33 34 £325 -27.77% 10
South East -3 26 £350 - 10
Hampshire +15 18 £350 -36.36% 2
East of England -3 15 £140 -43.71% 4
Cheshire -12 15 £300 -33.33%
Croydon - 15 £301 -
Manchester -14 14 £450 +5.57% 8
Chester -10 7 £305 -32.22%
West Midlands -16 7 £319 -20.31% 1
Hertfordshire +14 5 £145 -
Bedfordshire -4 4 £350 +9.97% 1
South West -15 4 £375 +7.14% 2
Eastleigh - 4 £300 -
Southampton +9 3 £356 -35.22% 1
Preston +5 3 £258 -35.62%
Lancashire +3 3 £258 -26.42% 1
Norfolk +3 3 £107 -
Berkshire - 3 £328 - 1
Watford - 3 £145 -
Wolverhampton - 3 £350 -
Ilford - 3 £475 -
City of London +29 2 - - 4
Cambridgeshire +12 2 £120 - 1
East Midlands +9 2 £400 +75.82%
Cambridge +4 2 £120 -
Yorkshire -6 2 £365 -5.80% 9
Surrey -6 2 £475 +26.66%
West Sussex -27 2 - -

Local Government
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 (18.32%) Project Management
1 61 (18.32%) Microsoft
2 59 (17.72%) ITIL
3 53 (15.92%) PRINCE2
3 53 (15.92%) Agile Software Development
4 51 (15.32%) Finance
5 44 (13.21%) SQL
6 41 (12.31%) Windows
7 35 (10.51%) JavaScript
8 32 (9.61%) Active Directory
9 30 (9.01%) Business Analysis
10 28 (8.41%) Analytical Skills
11 27 (8.11%) Microsoft Azure
11 27 (8.11%) MS Excel
12 26 (7.81%) SQL Server
12 26 (7.81%) Citrix
12 26 (7.81%) Migration
13 25 (7.51%) Security Cleared
14 23 (6.91%) Change Management
14 23 (6.91%) C#
15 22 (6.61%) .NET
15 22 (6.61%) Oracle
16 21 (6.31%) Service Delivery
16 21 (6.31%) Windows 7
17 20 (6.01%) VMware
17 20 (6.01%) HTML
18 19 (5.71%) CSS
18 19 (5.71%) Scrum
18 19 (5.71%) Service Management
19 18 (5.41%) SharePoint

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 18 (5.41%) SharePoint
2 13 (3.90%) MS Exchange
3 8 (2.40%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 7 (2.10%) GeoServer
5 6 (1.80%) Skype for Business
6 5 (1.50%) BizTalk Server
6 5 (1.50%) Node.js
6 5 (1.50%) Oracle Workflow
7 4 (1.20%) Confluence
7 4 (1.20%) SharePoint 2013
7 4 (1.20%) Tomcat
8 3 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2007
8 3 (0.90%) IIS
9 2 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.30%) nginx
10 1 (0.30%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 27 (8.11%) MS Excel
2 13 (3.90%) MS Office
3 10 (3.00%) MS Visio
4 8 (2.40%) MS Project
5 7 (2.10%) SPSS
6 5 (1.50%) MS PowerPoint
6 5 (1.50%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.30%) Adobe Captivate
7 1 (0.30%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 12 (3.60%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (3.30%) Oracle EBS
3 10 (3.00%) Oracle EBS R12
4 4 (1.20%) Oracle Applications
4 4 (1.20%) Unit4 Business World
5 3 (0.90%) Oracle Cash Management
5 3 (0.90%) Oracle iProcurement
5 3 (0.90%) Oracle Payables
5 3 (0.90%) Oracle Payroll
5 3 (0.90%) Oracle Receivables
5 3 (0.90%) SAP BPC
6 2 (0.60%) Oracle Internet Expenses
7 1 (0.30%) Academy Housing
7 1 (0.30%) Oracle HRMS
7 1 (0.30%) ResourceLink
7 1 (0.30%) SAP CO
7 1 (0.30%) SAP FI
7 1 (0.30%) SAP FI/CO
7 1 (0.30%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 27 (8.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (4.80%) Office 365
3 5 (1.50%) OneDrive
4 2 (0.60%) SaaS
5 1 (0.30%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.30%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 18 (5.41%) DNS
2 14 (4.20%) SSL
3 12 (3.60%) LAN
3 12 (3.60%) WAN
4 11 (3.30%) DHCP
5 7 (2.10%) HTTP
5 7 (2.10%) SAN
5 7 (2.10%) VPN
6 6 (1.80%) Firewall
6 6 (1.80%) VoIP
6 6 (1.80%) Wireless
7 5 (1.50%) Internet
7 5 (1.50%) Wi-Fi
8 4 (1.20%) NAS
8 4 (1.20%) TCP/IP
9 3 (0.90%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 3 (0.90%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 3 (0.90%) VLAN
10 2 (0.60%) OpenLDAP
10 2 (0.60%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (7.81%) SQL Server
2 9 (2.70%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (2.40%) GIS
3 8 (2.40%) QlikView
4 7 (2.10%) QGIS
4 7 (2.10%) SQL Server 2014
5 5 (1.50%) BusinessObjects
5 5 (1.50%) Oracle Discoverer
6 4 (1.20%) Oracle Reports
6 4 (1.20%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (1.20%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (1.20%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (1.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (1.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (0.90%) MS Access
7 3 (0.90%) Oracle Database
7 3 (0.90%) Oracle Database 10g
7 3 (0.90%) Oracle Database 11g
7 3 (0.90%) Power BI
7 3 (0.90%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (1.80%) Visual Studio
2 5 (1.50%) JIRA
2 5 (1.50%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (0.90%) Oracle Forms
4 2 (0.60%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.60%) Jenkins
4 2 (0.60%) MSI
5 1 (0.30%) Artifactory
5 1 (0.30%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.30%) GitLab
5 1 (0.30%) JMeter
5 1 (0.30%) LoadRunner
5 1 (0.30%) Maven
5 1 (0.30%) Selenium
5 1 (0.30%) SoapUI
5 1 (0.30%) SpecFlow
5 1 (0.30%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (0.30%) WebDriver
5 1 (0.30%) Zephyr
General
1 51 (15.32%) Finance
2 15 (4.50%) Telecoms
3 8 (2.40%) Back Office
4 3 (0.90%) Billing
5 2 (0.60%) Banking
5 2 (0.60%) Legal
6 1 (0.30%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 77 (23.12%) Analyst
2 53 (15.92%) Project Manager
3 46 (13.81%) Business Analyst
4 40 (12.01%) Developer
5 14 (4.20%) Applications Developer
6 13 (3.90%) Consultant
7 12 (3.60%) Service Desk Support
8 11 (3.30%) Architect
8 11 (3.30%) Data Analyst
9 10 (3.00%) Administrator
9 10 (3.00%) JavaScript Developer
9 10 (3.00%) Service Analyst
9 10 (3.00%) Support Engineer
10 9 (2.70%) ICT Manager
11 8 (2.40%) Applications Manager
11 8 (2.40%) C# Developer
11 8 (2.40%) GIS Developer
11 8 (2.40%) Programme Manager
11 8 (2.40%) Service Desk Analyst
12 7 (2.10%) Rollout Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (6.61%) .NET
2 20 (6.01%) HTML
3 19 (5.71%) CSS
4 17 (5.11%) Web Services
5 15 (4.50%) XML
6 14 (4.20%) Ajax
6 14 (4.20%) HTML5
6 14 (4.20%) jQuery
7 12 (3.60%) ASP.NET
8 10 (3.00%) CSS3
9 9 (2.70%) Java EE
10 8 (2.40%) .NET Framework
10 8 (2.40%) REST
11 7 (2.10%) AngularJS
11 7 (2.10%) XSLT
12 6 (1.80%) LINQ
13 5 (1.50%) Apache Cordova
14 4 (1.20%) ASP.NET Web API
14 4 (1.20%) KnockoutJS
14 4 (1.20%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 28 (8.41%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (5.11%) Management Information System
3 11 (3.30%) Mobile App
3 11 (3.30%) User Experience
4 10 (3.00%) Data Centre
5 8 (2.40%) Blackberry
6 7 (2.10%) NHS
6 7 (2.10%) Statistics
7 6 (1.80%) Driving Licence
8 5 (1.50%) VCE vBlock
8 5 (1.50%) W3C
9 4 (1.20%) Cyberthreat
9 4 (1.20%) Data Structures
9 4 (1.20%) e-Learning
10 3 (0.90%) Data Extraction
10 3 (0.90%) EMC VMAX
10 3 (0.90%) EMC VNX
10 3 (0.90%) Handset
10 3 (0.90%) PMI
10 3 (0.90%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 41 (12.31%) Windows
2 21 (6.31%) Windows 7
3 10 (3.00%) Windows Server
3 10 (3.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (2.40%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (2.10%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (2.10%) Windows XP
6 4 (1.20%) Android
6 4 (1.20%) Apple iOS
6 4 (1.20%) Linux
6 4 (1.20%) Windows 8
7 3 (0.90%) Windows Vista
8 2 (0.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.30%) CentOS
9 1 (0.30%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (18.32%) Project Management
2 59 (17.72%) ITIL
3 53 (15.92%) Agile Software Development
3 53 (15.92%) PRINCE2
4 30 (9.01%) Business Analysis
5 26 (7.81%) Migration
6 23 (6.91%) Change Management
7 21 (6.31%) Service Delivery
8 19 (5.71%) Scrum
8 19 (5.71%) Service Management
9 17 (5.11%) CRM
10 16 (4.80%) Data Analysis
10 16 (4.80%) Stakeholder Management
11 15 (4.50%) Requirements Analysis
12 14 (4.20%) Business Intelligence
12 14 (4.20%) Software Engineering
12 14 (4.20%) Systems Analysis
13 13 (3.90%) Data Migration
14 12 (3.60%) Case Management
15 11 (3.30%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 44 (13.21%) SQL
2 35 (10.51%) JavaScript
3 23 (6.91%) C#
4 13 (3.90%) Java
5 12 (3.60%) T-SQL
6 8 (2.40%) PL/SQL
7 7 (2.10%) Python
8 3 (0.90%) PHP
8 3 (0.90%) VBA
9 2 (0.60%) Bash Shell
9 2 (0.60%) Perl
9 2 (0.60%) PowerShell
9 2 (0.60%) VB
9 2 (0.60%) VBScript
10 1 (0.30%) R
10 1 (0.30%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.30%) XAML
Qualifications
1 25 (7.51%) Security Cleared
2 17 (5.11%) Microsoft Certification
3 15 (4.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 11 (3.30%) Degree
5 9 (2.70%) Cisco Certification
5 9 (2.70%) SC Cleared
6 8 (2.40%) DV Cleared
6 8 (2.40%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 8 (2.40%) MCITP
6 8 (2.40%) MCSA
7 7 (2.10%) ITIL Certification
8 6 (1.80%) MCSE
9 5 (1.50%) CCNP
9 5 (1.50%) MCP
10 4 (1.20%) PMI Certification
11 3 (0.90%) BC Cleared
11 3 (0.90%) CCNA
11 3 (0.90%) MCDST
11 3 (0.90%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 2 (0.60%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.10%) Data Quality
2 5 (1.50%) SLA
3 4 (1.20%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.60%) QA
5 1 (0.30%) BS7666
5 1 (0.30%) GPG13
5 1 (0.30%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 32 (9.61%) Active Directory
2 10 (3.00%) Hyper-V
3 8 (2.40%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (1.80%) vSphere
5 5 (1.50%) XenApp
6 3 (0.90%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (0.60%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 2 (0.60%) VMware ESX
7 2 (0.60%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 17 (5.11%) SCCM
2 4 (1.20%) SCOM
3 3 (0.90%) Puppet
3 3 (0.90%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 2 (0.60%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.30%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (0.30%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.30%) Nagios
5 1 (0.30%) Opsview
5 1 (0.30%) Windows Intune
5 1 (0.30%) WSUS
Vendors
1 61 (18.32%) Microsoft
2 26 (7.81%) Citrix
3 22 (6.61%) Oracle
4 20 (6.01%) VMware
5 10 (3.00%) Cisco
6 5 (1.50%) Juniper
7 4 (1.20%) Atlassian
7 4 (1.20%) Capita
7 4 (1.20%) EMC
7 4 (1.20%) F5
7 4 (1.20%) Infragistics
7 4 (1.20%) SAP
8 3 (0.90%) AppSense
8 3 (0.90%) Avaya
8 3 (0.90%) CheckPoint
8 3 (0.90%) HP
8 3 (0.90%) Kofax
8 3 (0.90%) Mitel
9 2 (0.60%) Intel Security
9 2 (0.60%) Symantec
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