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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Local Government
Rank 425 422 454
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +32
Contract jobs citing Local Government 190 166 151
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.33% 0.31% 0.26%
As % of the General category 0.85% 0.74% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 76 61
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£375 £300 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -17.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £150 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 49 32
Average hourly rate £27.75 £23.21 £20.54
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.56% +13.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.35 £13.19 £16.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.57 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £23.21 £21.96
% change year-on-year
+18.48% +5.69%

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
22349 22373 25622
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.80% 42.40% 44.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 13595 13890 15139
Average daily rate £430 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.44% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 536 600 745
Average hourly rate £21.50 £21.00 £25.73
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.38% -18.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £45.00 £46.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £20.50 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+12.19% -28.07%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 19 September 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 +8 181 £375 +25.00% 52
London +23 58 £375 +18.11% 10
North West -3 50 £369 +14.34% 2
Cheshire +5 32 £488 +33.42%
South East +2 16 £319 +28.78% 23
East of England -16 15 £413 +50.00% 2
South West -35 14 £475 - 4
West Midlands -15 12 £356 +137.50% 6
Manchester -5 11 £363 +20.83% 2
Essex -3 9 £450 +125.00%
Yorkshire +7 8 £401 - 2
City of London +29 7 £324 +17.72% 2
North Yorkshire - 6 £440 - 1
Warrington - 6 - -
Devon - 5 £500 -
Birmingham -1 4 £526 +9.63% 5
East Midlands -6 4 - - 2
Hampshire -9 4 £313 -34.89% 14
Scotland -12 4 £490 +56.80% 2
Lancashire -20 4 £300 -
Midlands - 4 £275 -
Bristol - 4 £450 - 1
Chelmsford +5 3 £438 -
East Sussex -13 3 £305 - 2
Nottingham +13 2 - -
Nottinghamshire +3 2 - -
Cambridgeshire - 2 £300 -
South Yorkshire - 2 £363 - 1
Surrey - 2 - - 1
Winchester - 2 £313 - 12

Local Government
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 82 (21.03%) Finance
2 77 (19.74%) ITIL
3 69 (17.69%) PRINCE2
3 69 (17.69%) Stakeholder Management
4 60 (15.38%) Project Management
5 59 (15.13%) Windows
6 48 (12.31%) Change Management
7 45 (11.54%) SQL
8 42 (10.77%) Oracle
8 42 (10.77%) Agile Software Development
9 39 (10.00%) Microsoft
10 37 (9.49%) WAN
10 37 (9.49%) Citrix
11 36 (9.23%) LAN
12 35 (8.97%) Business Analysis
13 34 (8.72%) Security Cleared
14 33 (8.46%) CRM
14 33 (8.46%) Active Directory
15 31 (7.95%) NHS
16 28 (7.18%) SC Cleared
17 27 (6.92%) Windows 7
17 27 (6.92%) Oracle EBS
17 27 (6.92%) Service Delivery
17 27 (6.92%) Migration
17 27 (6.92%) MS Excel
18 24 (6.15%) SharePoint
19 22 (5.64%) Performance Management
20 21 (5.38%) Degree
20 21 (5.38%) SQL Server
21 20 (5.13%) BPR

Local Government
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 24 (6.15%) SharePoint
2 11 (2.82%) BizTalk Server
3 8 (2.05%) MS Exchange
4 7 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2007
4 7 (1.79%) WebLogic
4 7 (1.79%) CMS
5 6 (1.54%) SharePoint 2010
6 4 (1.03%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 4 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (0.77%) Lync
7 3 (0.77%) Node.js
7 3 (0.77%) IIS
8 2 (0.51%) ArcGIS
8 2 (0.51%) Oracle Workflow
9 1 (0.26%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.26%) WordPress
9 1 (0.26%) Liferay
9 1 (0.26%) Jadu
9 1 (0.26%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.26%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 27 (6.92%) MS Excel
2 15 (3.85%) MS Office
3 12 (3.08%) MS Visio
4 9 (2.31%) MS Project
5 5 (1.28%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (0.77%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.51%) PowerPivot
8 1 (0.26%) SPSS
8 1 (0.26%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 27 (6.92%) Oracle EBS
2 19 (4.87%) Oracle EBS R12
3 8 (2.05%) Oracle Payroll
4 3 (0.77%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.77%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (0.51%) Oracle 11i
5 2 (0.51%) SAP HR
5 2 (0.51%) Agresso
5 2 (0.51%) Academy Housing
5 2 (0.51%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
5 2 (0.51%) ResourceLink
6 1 (0.26%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 1 (0.26%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.26%) Summit
6 1 (0.26%) SAP R/3
6 1 (0.26%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.26%) SAP Payroll
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.51%) SaaS
1 2 (0.51%) IaaS
2 1 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.26%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 37 (9.49%) WAN
2 36 (9.23%) LAN
3 19 (4.87%) Firewall
4 16 (4.10%) Internet
5 14 (3.59%) VPN
6 10 (2.56%) SAN
6 10 (2.56%) DNS
6 10 (2.56%) DHCP
6 10 (2.56%) VLAN
7 9 (2.31%) Network Security
7 9 (2.31%) SSL
8 7 (1.79%) IPsec
8 7 (1.79%) Wireless
9 6 (1.54%) OSPF
10 5 (1.28%) Intranet
10 5 (1.28%) Broadband
11 4 (1.03%) BGP
11 4 (1.03%) DWDM
11 4 (1.03%) MPLS
12 3 (0.77%) FWSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (5.38%) SQL Server
2 17 (4.36%) Oracle BI EE
3 9 (2.31%) EDRMS
4 7 (1.79%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (1.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (1.03%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (1.03%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (0.77%) Oracle BI Publisher
6 3 (0.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (0.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.51%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (0.51%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (0.26%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.26%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
8 1 (0.26%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.26%) MS Access
8 1 (0.26%) Ingres
Development Applications
1 4 (1.03%) Selenium
2 3 (0.77%) Cucumber
2 3 (0.77%) WATIR
2 3 (0.77%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (0.51%) Visual Studio
3 2 (0.51%) Subversion
3 2 (0.51%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.26%) ReSharper
4 1 (0.26%) JUnit
4 1 (0.26%) Eclipse
General
1 82 (21.03%) Finance
2 10 (2.56%) Legal
3 7 (1.79%) Telecoms
4 5 (1.28%) Marketing
5 4 (1.03%) Manufacturing
5 4 (1.03%) Back Office
5 4 (1.03%) Banking
6 3 (0.77%) Advertising
7 2 (0.51%) Games
8 1 (0.26%) Retail
8 1 (0.26%) Publishing
8 1 (0.26%) Law
Job Titles
1 86 (22.05%) Analyst
2 69 (17.69%) Project Manager
3 54 (13.85%) Business Analyst
4 33 (8.46%) Architect
5 30 (7.69%) Consultant
6 16 (4.10%) Developer
7 15 (3.85%) Solutions Architect
8 14 (3.59%) Data Analyst
8 14 (3.59%) Senior Manager
9 12 (3.08%) Senior Project Manager
10 11 (2.82%) Agile Business Analyst
10 11 (2.82%) Oracle Consultant
11 10 (2.56%) Service Manager
11 10 (2.56%) IT Project Manager
12 9 (2.31%) Programme Manager
13 8 (2.05%) Test Manager
13 8 (2.05%) Technical Architect
13 8 (2.05%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
14 7 (1.79%) Technical Design Architect
14 7 (1.79%) Payroll Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (4.62%) .NET
2 15 (3.85%) Web Services
3 12 (3.08%) HTML
4 10 (2.56%) ASP.NET
5 9 (2.31%) XML
6 7 (1.79%) CSS
7 6 (1.54%) Middleware
8 3 (0.77%) Sass
9 2 (0.51%) XSLT
9 2 (0.51%) XHTML
9 2 (0.51%) Ajax
9 2 (0.51%) Spring
9 2 (0.51%) WF
9 2 (0.51%) jQuery
9 2 (0.51%) WCF
9 2 (0.51%) CSS3
9 2 (0.51%) HTML5
9 2 (0.51%) REST
10 1 (0.26%) MyBatis
10 1 (0.26%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 31 (7.95%) NHS
2 14 (3.59%) Management Information System
3 9 (2.31%) Computer Science
3 9 (2.31%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (1.79%) GIS
5 6 (1.54%) User Experience
6 5 (1.28%) Social Media
6 5 (1.28%) Open Source
6 5 (1.28%) PKI
7 4 (1.03%) Blackberry
7 4 (1.03%) Handset
7 4 (1.03%) Freedom of Information
7 4 (1.03%) CCTV
8 3 (0.77%) Mobile App
8 3 (0.77%) Fat Client
8 3 (0.77%) Thin Client
8 3 (0.77%) Clustering
9 2 (0.51%) Device Driver
9 2 (0.51%) CESG
9 2 (0.51%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 59 (15.13%) Windows
2 27 (6.92%) Windows 7
3 18 (4.62%) Windows Server 2008
4 13 (3.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 11 (2.82%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (2.05%) Windows XP
7 7 (1.79%) UNIX
8 3 (0.77%) Windows Vista
9 2 (0.51%) AIX
9 2 (0.51%) Android
9 2 (0.51%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.51%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.26%) Solaris
10 1 (0.26%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (19.74%) ITIL
2 69 (17.69%) PRINCE2
2 69 (17.69%) Stakeholder Management
3 60 (15.38%) Project Management
4 48 (12.31%) Change Management
5 42 (10.77%) Agile Software Development
6 35 (8.97%) Business Analysis
7 33 (8.46%) CRM
8 27 (6.92%) Service Delivery
8 27 (6.92%) Migration
9 22 (5.64%) Performance Management
10 20 (5.13%) BPR
11 17 (4.36%) Project Planning
12 15 (3.85%) Business Intelligence
12 15 (3.85%) Technical Architecture
12 15 (3.85%) Data Analysis
12 15 (3.85%) Stakeholder Engagement
13 14 (3.59%) Continuous Improvement
13 14 (3.59%) Data Modelling
13 14 (3.59%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 45 (11.54%) SQL
2 9 (2.31%) C#
3 6 (1.54%) Java
4 5 (1.28%) PowerShell
4 5 (1.28%) JavaScript
5 4 (1.03%) T-SQL
6 3 (0.77%) Ruby
6 3 (0.77%) VB
7 2 (0.51%) VB.NET
7 2 (0.51%) VBA
7 2 (0.51%) C
7 2 (0.51%) PHP
8 1 (0.26%) XQuery
8 1 (0.26%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.26%) VBScript
8 1 (0.26%) XAML
Qualifications
1 34 (8.72%) Security Cleared
2 28 (7.18%) SC Cleared
3 21 (5.38%) Degree
4 16 (4.10%) ISEB
5 15 (3.85%) ITIL Certification
6 11 (2.82%) CCNP
6 11 (2.82%) Cisco Certification
7 9 (2.31%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 8 (2.05%) CCNA
8 8 (2.05%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 7 (1.79%) ISEB Practitioner
10 6 (1.54%) CCSA
10 6 (1.54%) CCIE
11 3 (0.77%) DV Cleared
11 3 (0.77%) MCDST
11 3 (0.77%) Microsoft Certification
12 2 (0.51%) CIPFA
12 2 (0.51%) Oracle Certification
12 2 (0.51%) CISSP
12 2 (0.51%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (2.56%) QA
2 8 (2.05%) SLA
3 5 (1.28%) Data Quality
4 4 (1.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.51%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.51%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.26%) BS7666
6 1 (0.26%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 33 (8.46%) Active Directory
2 12 (3.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (2.31%) XenApp
4 7 (1.79%) vSphere
5 3 (0.77%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.77%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 3 (0.77%) Terminal Services
6 2 (0.51%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (0.51%) ISA Server
6 2 (0.51%) MetaFrame
6 2 (0.51%) XenServer
6 2 (0.51%) XenDesktop
6 2 (0.51%) vCloud
7 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 10 (2.56%) SCCM
2 9 (2.31%) SCOM
3 4 (1.03%) Backup Exec
4 3 (0.77%) NetBackup
5 2 (0.51%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (0.51%) AppManager
5 2 (0.51%) HP Data Protector
6 1 (0.26%) FortiGate
6 1 (0.26%) SCOrch
6 1 (0.26%) SolarWinds Orion
6 1 (0.26%) OVSD
6 1 (0.26%) OpenView
6 1 (0.26%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 42 (10.77%) Oracle
2 39 (10.00%) Microsoft
3 37 (9.49%) Citrix
4 19 (4.87%) Cisco
5 15 (3.85%) VMware
6 11 (2.82%) SolarWinds
7 10 (2.56%) Business Objects
8 9 (2.31%) Lagan
8 9 (2.31%) Capita
8 9 (2.31%) HP
8 9 (2.31%) McAfee
9 8 (2.05%) Symantec
10 6 (1.54%) SAP
10 6 (1.54%) Juniper
11 4 (1.03%) Adobe
11 4 (1.03%) Civica
12 3 (0.77%) Aruba
12 3 (0.77%) Facebook
12 3 (0.77%) Remedy
12 3 (0.77%) Informatica
London
PwC Careers in the UK
Posted: 19 hours ago
City, London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
Baltimore
Rate: £0
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Capita - ITIN
Rate: £65000 - £75000 per annum + on experience
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £365.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
North Yorkshire
Roc Search
Posted: 3 days ago
North West London
Executive Resource Group
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Capita - ITIN
Posted: 4 days ago
Sheffield
Quantica Technology - London
Rate: £300 - £425 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Manchester
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Rate: £1 per day + RATE NEGOTIABLE
Posted: 9 days ago
Manchester
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Rate: £1 per day + RATE NEGOTIABLE
Posted: 9 days ago
Whitstable
Interquest - Sand Resources
Rate: £100 - £130 per annum
Posted: 21 days ago
East Sussex
Interquest - Sand Resources
Rate: £300.00 - £375.00 per day
Posted: 21 days ago
East Sussex
Interquest - Sand Resources
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 21 days ago
South East England
Interquest - Sand Resources
Rate: £400 - £450 per annum
Posted: 23 days ago