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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Local Government
Rank 369 392 421
Rank change year-on-year
+23 +29
Contract jobs citing Local Government 240 215 144
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.43% 0.38% 0.30%
As % of the General category 1.11% 0.98% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 118 120 73
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£400 £374 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.02% +15.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £237 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £500 £473
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £363 £300
% change year-on-year
+10.34% +20.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 53 41
Average hourly rate £27.50 £32.50 £19.65
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.38% +65.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.44 £15.66 £11.68
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.53 £24.90
% change year-on-year
+1.36% +38.66%

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
21659 21953 20759
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.75% 38.94% 42.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 13328 13587 12480
Average daily rate £435 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.35% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £615 £613 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 530 599 664
Average hourly rate £22.35 £22.50 £25.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.66% -10.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.71 £11.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £25.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-2.00% -9.09%

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 17 April 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 17 April 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 17 April 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 +31 236 £400 +10.34% 54
North West +15 85 £400 +23.07% 4
London +9 66 £349 -8.45% 21
Cheshire +5 47 £400 +4.57% 1
Manchester +6 20 £400 +23.07% 2
Yorkshire -2 20 £325 - 5
East of England +17 18 £381 +1.53% 9
South West +14 18 £363 -10.49% 10
Warrington - 15 £400 - 1
South East -41 12 £413 +26.92% 3
City of London +14 11 £338 -15.62% 3
West Midlands -10 11 £350 -18.84%
West Yorkshire -6 9 £318 -2.30% 4
Leeds -11 9 £318 -2.30% 4
Essex +12 8 £425 +41.66% 6
North Yorkshire - 6 £113 -
Devon +6 5 £350 -30.00% 1
Plymouth +5 5 £350 -30.00% 1
Middlesbrough - 5 £113 -
East Midlands +3 4 £350 +9.37% 2
South Yorkshire - 4 £384 - 1
Hertfordshire +9 2 - -
Buckinghamshire +4 2 £394 +31.25% 1
Scotland -1 2 - -
Gloucestershire -9 2 - - 1
Hampshire -13 2 £550 +39.24% 1
Hounslow - 2 £310 -
Birmingham - 2 £363 -
Oldham - 2 £376 - 1
Southampton - 2 £550 -

Local Government
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 90 (21.48%) Project Management
2 87 (20.76%) Oracle
3 85 (20.29%) Finance
4 84 (20.05%) PRINCE2
5 75 (17.90%) ITIL
6 64 (15.27%) Oracle EBS R12
7 63 (15.04%) Microsoft
8 57 (13.60%) Oracle EBS
9 56 (13.37%) Migration
10 54 (12.89%) CRM
11 45 (10.74%) Windows
12 44 (10.50%) SQL
13 39 (9.31%) Stakeholder Management
14 38 (9.07%) Agile Software Development
15 35 (8.35%) Security Cleared
16 31 (7.40%) Business Intelligence
17 29 (6.92%) Active Directory
17 29 (6.92%) MS Office
17 29 (6.92%) Service Delivery
17 29 (6.92%) SC Cleared
18 28 (6.68%) Citrix
19 26 (6.21%) MS Excel
20 25 (5.97%) Degree
21 24 (5.73%) MS Project
22 23 (5.49%) PRINCE2 Certification
22 23 (5.49%) NHS
22 23 (5.49%) Service Management
22 23 (5.49%) Legal
22 23 (5.49%) Data Protection
22 23 (5.49%) Business Analysis

Local Government
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 22 (5.25%) SharePoint
2 12 (2.86%) BizTalk Server
2 12 (2.86%) Oracle Self-Service HR
3 7 (1.67%) MS Exchange
4 5 (1.19%) IIS
4 5 (1.19%) CMS
5 4 (0.95%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 4 (0.95%) IBM Notes
6 3 (0.72%) Oracle Workflow
6 3 (0.72%) Drupal
6 3 (0.72%) Liferay
7 2 (0.48%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (0.48%) Apache
7 2 (0.48%) JBoss
8 1 (0.24%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.24%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.24%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.24%) SAP Portal
8 1 (0.24%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.24%) WebSphere
Applications
1 29 (6.92%) MS Office
2 26 (6.21%) MS Excel
3 24 (5.73%) MS Project
4 11 (2.63%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.72%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.48%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.48%) Acrobat
6 2 (0.48%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.24%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.24%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.24%) InDesign
7 1 (0.24%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 64 (15.27%) Oracle EBS R12
2 57 (13.60%) Oracle EBS
3 14 (3.34%) Oracle Payroll
4 13 (3.10%) Oracle HRMS
5 11 (2.63%) Dynamics CRM
6 10 (2.39%) Oracle iRecruitment
7 7 (1.67%) Oracle Payables
8 5 (1.19%) Oracle Internet Expenses
9 4 (0.95%) Oracle AGIS
9 4 (0.95%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 4 (0.95%) Oracle Receivables
9 4 (0.95%) Dynamics AX
9 4 (0.95%) Agresso
10 3 (0.72%) Oracle CRM
11 2 (0.48%) Oracle ERP
11 2 (0.48%) Oracle Applications
11 2 (0.48%) Oracle General Ledger
12 1 (0.24%) SAP BPC
12 1 (0.24%) Remedy ITSM
12 1 (0.24%) Remedy AR System
Cloud Services
1 9 (2.15%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (1.43%) IaaS
3 5 (1.19%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (0.95%) Office 365
5 1 (0.24%) Lucidchart
5 1 (0.24%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.24%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.24%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (5.25%) WAN
1 22 (5.25%) Firewall
2 18 (4.30%) DHCP
3 15 (3.58%) LAN
4 10 (2.39%) DNS
5 8 (1.91%) Internet
5 8 (1.91%) VPN
5 8 (1.91%) VLAN
6 7 (1.67%) Wireless
7 6 (1.43%) Network Security
8 5 (1.19%) HTTP
8 5 (1.19%) TCP/IP
8 5 (1.19%) VoIP
9 4 (0.95%) SAN
9 4 (0.95%) NAS
10 3 (0.72%) Junos
10 3 (0.72%) Cisco Nexus
10 3 (0.72%) Wi-Fi
10 3 (0.72%) SSL
10 3 (0.72%) RFID
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (5.01%) Oracle BI EE
2 16 (3.82%) Data Warehouse
3 13 (3.10%) SQL Server
4 10 (2.39%) Oracle Reports
5 9 (2.15%) Oracle Database
6 7 (1.67%) SQL Server 2000
7 6 (1.43%) EDRMS
7 6 (1.43%) Oracle BI Publisher
7 6 (1.43%) Relational Database
7 6 (1.43%) SQL Server 2008
8 5 (1.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 5 (1.19%) SQL Server 2005
8 5 (1.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 4 (0.95%) MySQL
9 4 (0.95%) Oracle Database 11g
9 4 (0.95%) DTS
10 3 (0.72%) Oracle Database 10g
11 2 (0.48%) SAP BW
12 1 (0.24%) SAP BI
12 1 (0.24%) FileMaker
Development Applications
1 4 (0.95%) ReSharper
1 4 (0.95%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (0.72%) Toad
2 3 (0.72%) Oracle APEX
2 3 (0.72%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 3 (0.72%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (0.24%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.24%) Metasploit
General
1 85 (20.29%) Finance
2 23 (5.49%) Legal
3 12 (2.86%) Telecoms
4 7 (1.67%) Back Office
5 5 (1.19%) Marketing
6 3 (0.72%) Publishing
7 2 (0.48%) Law
8 1 (0.24%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.24%) Billing
8 1 (0.24%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 90 (21.48%) Project Manager
2 76 (18.14%) Analyst
3 56 (13.37%) Consultant
4 51 (12.17%) Oracle Consultant
5 43 (10.26%) Business Analyst
6 38 (9.07%) Architect
7 29 (6.92%) Functional Consultant
8 26 (6.21%) Solutions Architect
9 23 (5.49%) Oracle Functional Consultant
10 21 (5.01%) Oracle HR Consultant
11 20 (4.77%) Payroll Consultant
11 20 (4.77%) Developer
11 20 (4.77%) Senior Manager
12 19 (4.53%) ICT Project Manager
13 18 (4.30%) Oracle Payroll Consultant
14 16 (3.82%) Senior Project Manager
15 15 (3.58%) Oracle HR Functional Consultant
16 14 (3.34%) Programme Manager
17 13 (3.10%) Senior Analyst
17 13 (3.10%) E-Business Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (2.86%) .NET
2 11 (2.63%) CSS
3 9 (2.15%) XML
3 9 (2.15%) Middleware
4 8 (1.91%) SAML
4 8 (1.91%) OAuth
4 8 (1.91%) CSS3
5 6 (1.43%) Web Services
5 6 (1.43%) ASP.NET
6 5 (1.19%) HTML
7 4 (0.95%) .NET Framework
7 4 (0.95%) JSON
7 4 (0.95%) Razor View Engine
7 4 (0.95%) AngularJS
7 4 (0.95%) Kendo UI
7 4 (0.95%) Entity Framework
7 4 (0.95%) LINQ
7 4 (0.95%) jQuery
7 4 (0.95%) Ajax
8 3 (0.72%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 23 (5.49%) NHS
2 22 (5.25%) Management Information System
3 18 (4.30%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (2.63%) Blog
5 10 (2.39%) Open Source
6 8 (1.91%) Mobile App
6 8 (1.91%) User Experience
7 7 (1.67%) GIS
8 6 (1.43%) Computer Science
8 6 (1.43%) Data Integration
9 5 (1.19%) SCORM
10 4 (0.95%) Enterprise Storage
11 3 (0.72%) Enterprise Software
11 3 (0.72%) Handset
11 3 (0.72%) Clustering
11 3 (0.72%) Life Science
11 3 (0.72%) Freedom of Information
11 3 (0.72%) Statistics
11 3 (0.72%) Data Protection Act
12 2 (0.48%) Freedom of Information Act
Operating Systems
1 45 (10.74%) Windows
2 17 (4.06%) Windows XP
2 17 (4.06%) Windows 7
3 13 (3.10%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (1.67%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (1.43%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (0.95%) Solaris
6 4 (0.95%) Linux
7 2 (0.48%) Windows Vista
7 2 (0.48%) UNIX
8 1 (0.24%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.24%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.24%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.24%) Mac OS X Server
8 1 (0.24%) Android
8 1 (0.24%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (21.48%) Project Management
2 84 (20.05%) PRINCE2
3 75 (17.90%) ITIL
4 56 (13.37%) Migration
5 54 (12.89%) CRM
6 39 (9.31%) Stakeholder Management
7 38 (9.07%) Agile Software Development
8 31 (7.40%) Business Intelligence
9 29 (6.92%) Service Delivery
10 23 (5.49%) Service Management
10 23 (5.49%) Business Analysis
10 23 (5.49%) Data Protection
11 22 (5.25%) Data Migration
11 22 (5.25%) Scrum
12 21 (5.01%) SOA
13 20 (4.77%) Change Management
14 18 (4.30%) Programme Management
14 18 (4.30%) Change Control
15 17 (4.06%) BPR
16 15 (3.58%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 44 (10.50%) SQL
2 11 (2.63%) C
3 8 (1.91%) PL/SQL
4 4 (0.95%) C#
4 4 (0.95%) T-SQL
5 3 (0.72%) Java
6 2 (0.48%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.24%) PHP
7 1 (0.24%) VBScript
7 1 (0.24%) VB
7 1 (0.24%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 35 (8.35%) Security Cleared
2 29 (6.92%) SC Cleared
3 25 (5.97%) Degree
4 23 (5.49%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 15 (3.58%) ISEB
6 13 (3.10%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 11 (2.63%) Microsoft Certification
8 8 (1.91%) CCNA
8 8 (1.91%) Cisco Certification
9 6 (1.43%) MCP
9 6 (1.43%) MCSE
10 5 (1.19%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (0.72%) PMP
11 3 (0.72%) PMI Certification
11 3 (0.72%) MCITP
11 3 (0.72%) MCSA
11 3 (0.72%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 2 (0.48%) AAT
12 2 (0.48%) MCDST
12 2 (0.48%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (2.39%) SLA
2 4 (0.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (0.95%) QA
2 4 (0.95%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.48%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.24%) GPG13
System Software
1 29 (6.92%) Active Directory
2 10 (2.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (1.19%) ISA Server
4 4 (0.95%) Microsoft App-V
4 4 (0.95%) Xen
4 4 (0.95%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.72%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.24%) vSphere
6 1 (0.24%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 15 (3.58%) SCCM
2 2 (0.48%) SCOM
3 1 (0.24%) SCVMM
3 1 (0.24%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.24%) SCOrch
3 1 (0.24%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.24%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (0.24%) Nessus
3 1 (0.24%) WSUS
Vendors
1 87 (20.76%) Oracle
2 63 (15.04%) Microsoft
3 28 (6.68%) Citrix
4 21 (5.01%) Cisco
5 17 (4.06%) VMware
6 9 (2.15%) Symantec
6 9 (2.15%) McAfee
6 9 (2.15%) Juniper
7 8 (1.91%) SAP
8 7 (1.67%) HP
9 5 (1.19%) EMC
9 5 (1.19%) CheckPoint
9 5 (1.19%) Aruba
10 4 (0.95%) LANDesk
10 4 (0.95%) Lotus
10 4 (0.95%) Apple
10 4 (0.95%) Telerik
10 4 (0.95%) Dell
11 3 (0.72%) Sun
11 3 (0.72%) Avaya
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North Yorkshire County Council
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Interquest - Sand Resources
Rate: £200.00 - £210.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Chelmsford, Essex
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £130 - £175 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Chelmsford, Essex
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £300 - £330 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Witham, Essex
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £150 - £300 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Essex
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £150 - £175 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Essex
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £170 - £175 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Witham, Essex
Network ITR
Rate: 175 to 175 per day GBP
Posted: 3 days ago
High Wycombe
Capita - ITIN
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
North West
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £425.00 - £475.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Oldham, Lancashire
Vertical IT
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
London
LB Newham
Rate: From £34,590 to £37,476 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
London
Interquest - ITQ Financial - Tunbridge Wells
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
LB Newham
Rate: From £40,218 to £42,951 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
London
Capita - ITIN
Rate: £27500.00 per annum
Posted: 22 days ago