The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Local Government in contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Local Government over the 3 months to 24 June 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
England / East of England
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 102 109 114
Rank change year-on-year +7 +5  
Contract jobs citing Local Government 31 20 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 1.35% 0.79% 0.95%
As % of the General category 4.60% 2.32% 3.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 13 18
Median daily rate £500 £200 £286
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +150.00% -30.13%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £193 £107 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £343 £343
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £300 £361
% change year-on-year +50.00% -16.95%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 5
Median hourly rate £15.50 £40.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -61.25% -5.88%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.86 £36.00 £20.94
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.04 £40.00 £114.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.88 £22.35 £20.94
% change year-on-year -24.47% +6.75%  

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 East of England with a requirement for common skills.

General Skills
East of England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 674 863 916
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 29.30% 34.06% 29.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 423 442 519
Median daily rate £488 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.70% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £205 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.75% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 92 77
Median hourly rate £40.00 £19.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +110.52% -41.53%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.40 £12.20 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.60 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £24.38 £22.67
% change year-on-year +23.07% +7.54%  

Local Government
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East of England 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 East of England

Local Government
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Local Government in the East of England

Local Government
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Local Government in the East of England over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Local Government in the East of England

Local Government
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Local Government in the East of England

Local Government
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 East of England region over the 3 months to 24 June 2017. 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 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
Essex +3 19 £525 +138.63%
Cambridgeshire +5 6 £375 +212.50%
Hertfordshire -2 3 £550 +279.31% 1
Norfolk +2 2 £119 +11.21%
Bedfordshire -12 1 - -
Local Government
England

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 East of England region with a requirement for Local Government.

1 19 (47.50%) Dynamics 365
2 18 (45.00%) Microsoft
3 13 (32.50%) Microsoft Azure
4 12 (30.00%) Windows
4 12 (30.00%) Finance
5 11 (27.50%) Data Protection
6 10 (25.00%) Dynamics CRM
6 10 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (25.00%) Project Management
6 10 (25.00%) ERP
6 10 (25.00%) CRM
6 10 (25.00%) PaaS
6 10 (25.00%) IaaS
7 9 (22.50%) Office 365
7 9 (22.50%) Opscode Chef
7 9 (22.50%) SDLC
7 9 (22.50%) Payment Gateway
7 9 (22.50%) Dynamics AX
7 9 (22.50%) PowerShell
8 8 (20.00%) Data Protection Act
8 8 (20.00%) DevOps
8 8 (20.00%) Agile Project Management
8 8 (20.00%) Functional Testing
8 8 (20.00%) Information Assurance
9 7 (17.50%) Skype for Business
9 7 (17.50%) GDPR
9 7 (17.50%) Skype
9 7 (17.50%) Windows 10
9 7 (17.50%) Back Office
10 6 (15.00%) Programme Management

Local Government
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 7 (17.50%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (5.00%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 10 (25.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (22.50%) Dynamics AX
2 9 (22.50%) Payment Gateway
3 4 (10.00%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (5.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (2.50%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (2.50%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 19 (47.50%) Dynamics 365
2 13 (32.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (25.00%) IaaS
3 10 (25.00%) PaaS
4 9 (22.50%) Office 365
5 3 (7.50%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 7 (17.50%) Skype
2 4 (10.00%) Firewall
3 2 (5.00%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (5.00%) Cisco ISE
3 2 (5.00%) LAN
4 1 (2.50%) DHCP
4 1 (2.50%) DNS
4 1 (2.50%) OSPF
4 1 (2.50%) Unified Communications
4 1 (2.50%) VLAN
4 1 (2.50%) VoIP
4 1 (2.50%) VRRP
4 1 (2.50%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.50%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (2.50%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (2.50%) Qlik Sense
1 1 (2.50%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 1 (2.50%) TestPartner
General
1 12 (30.00%) Finance
2 7 (17.50%) Back Office
3 2 (5.00%) Electronics
3 2 (5.00%) Manufacturing
3 2 (5.00%) Marketing
3 2 (5.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (27.50%) Programme Manager
2 8 (20.00%) Technical Manager
2 8 (20.00%) Technical Programme Manager
3 7 (17.50%) Consultant
4 5 (12.50%) Architect
5 4 (10.00%) Analyst
5 4 (10.00%) Desktop Engineer
5 4 (10.00%) Desktop Support
5 4 (10.00%) Project Manager
5 4 (10.00%) Technical Architect
6 3 (7.50%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 3 (7.50%) Dynamics AX Architect
6 3 (7.50%) Microsoft Consultant
6 3 (7.50%) Operations Consultant
6 3 (7.50%) Security Consultant
6 3 (7.50%) Support Engineer
7 2 (5.00%) ICT Manager
7 2 (5.00%) ICT Project Manager
8 1 (2.50%) CRM Developer
8 1 (2.50%) Test Leader
Miscellaneous
1 8 (20.00%) Data Protection Act
2 3 (7.50%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.50%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.50%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (2.50%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 12 (30.00%) Windows
2 7 (17.50%) Windows 10
3 4 (10.00%) Windows 7
4 1 (2.50%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (2.50%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (27.50%) Data Protection
2 10 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (25.00%) CRM
2 10 (25.00%) ERP
2 10 (25.00%) Project Management
3 9 (22.50%) SDLC
4 8 (20.00%) Agile Project Management
4 8 (20.00%) DevOps
4 8 (20.00%) Functional Testing
4 8 (20.00%) Information Assurance
5 6 (15.00%) Digital Transformation Programme
5 6 (15.00%) Programme Management
6 5 (12.50%) Service Delivery
7 4 (10.00%) ITIL
8 3 (7.50%) Business Analysis
8 3 (7.50%) Business Intelligence
8 3 (7.50%) Compliance Audit
8 3 (7.50%) Mentoring
8 3 (7.50%) Presales
9 2 (5.00%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 9 (22.50%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.50%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (7.50%) CCDP
2 3 (7.50%) CCIE
2 3 (7.50%) CCNP
2 3 (7.50%) CCSE
2 3 (7.50%) CISSP
2 3 (7.50%) MCP
2 3 (7.50%) MCSE
2 3 (7.50%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.50%) A+ Certification
3 1 (2.50%) CCNA
3 1 (2.50%) ISEB
3 1 (2.50%) ISTQB
3 1 (2.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (17.50%) GDPR
2 5 (12.50%) PMO
3 4 (10.00%) PCI DSS
4 3 (7.50%) GPG13
5 2 (5.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (5.00%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 2 (5.00%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (10.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.50%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 9 (22.50%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (12.50%) SCCM
3 2 (5.00%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 18 (45.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (10.00%) CheckPoint
2 4 (10.00%) Cisco
3 3 (7.50%) CyberArk
3 3 (7.50%) Juniper
3 3 (7.50%) Palo Alto
4 2 (5.00%) Computacenter
4 2 (5.00%) F5
4 2 (5.00%) FireEye
4 2 (5.00%) Forcepoint
4 2 (5.00%) McAfee
4 2 (5.00%) SAP
4 2 (5.00%) Sourcefire
4 2 (5.00%) Symantec
5 1 (2.50%) Aruba
5 1 (2.50%) Citrix
5 1 (2.50%) LANDesk
5 1 (2.50%) Mitel
5 1 (2.50%) Oracle
5 1 (2.50%) VMware