The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Local Government in contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Local Government over the 3 months to 30 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Local Government
London / City of London
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 150 161 186
Rank change year-on-year +11 +25  
Contract jobs citing Local Government 1 2 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.032% 0.059% 0.19%
As % of the General category 0.064% 0.11% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 10
Median daily rate £488 - £338
UK excluding London median daily rate £399 £325 £400
% change year-on-year +22.69% -18.75%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.28 £22.45 £31.25
% change year-on-year -14.13% -28.16%  

Local Government is in the common skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for common skills.

General Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 1572 1843 2693
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 50.68% 54.14% 52.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 1223 1505 2089
Median daily rate £525 £513 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.43% +7.89%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 10 17
Median hourly rate £20.54 £22.50 £17.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.71% +25.94%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.61 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.86 £55.00 £49.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.83 £30.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year -10.56% +25.00%  

Local Government
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing Local Government as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the General category.

Job vacancy trend for Local Government in the City of London

Local Government
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Local Government in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Local Government in the City of London

Local Government
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Local Government in the City of London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Local Government in the City of London

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 across the City of London region with a requirement for Local Government.

1 1 (50.00%) SQL
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (50.00%) Cognos
1 1 (50.00%) Project Management
1 1 (50.00%) Back Office
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
1 1 (50.00%) Migration
1 1 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) ResourceLink
1 1 (50.00%) Problem Management
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (50.00%) Use Case
1 1 (50.00%) Data Migration
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Project Management
1 1 (50.00%) User Stories
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle Database
1 1 (50.00%) Performance Tuning
1 1 (50.00%) BPSS Clearance

Local Government
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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:

Business Applications
1 1 (50.00%) ResourceLink
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle Database
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 1 (50.00%) Back Office
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) DBA
1 1 (50.00%) Delivery Manager
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle DBA
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle SQL Server DBA
1 1 (50.00%) Public Sector Delivery Manager
1 1 (50.00%) SQL DBA
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server DBA
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Project Management
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) Data Migration
1 1 (50.00%) Migration
1 1 (50.00%) Performance Tuning
1 1 (50.00%) Problem Management
1 1 (50.00%) Project Management
1 1 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (50.00%) Use Case
1 1 (50.00%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) BPSS Clearance
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Cognos
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle