The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Local Government in contract job vacancies advertised in 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
UK / England
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 449 502 423
Rank change year-on-year +53 -79  
Contract jobs citing Local Government 133 130 205
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.31% 0.26% 0.40%
As % of the General category 0.80% 0.72% 1.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 92 115
Median daily rate £400 £325 £349
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.07% -6.87%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £239 £201 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £300 £361
% change year-on-year +50.00% -16.95%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 13 34
Median hourly rate £18.26 £22.35 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.29% +14.61%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.52 £15.04 £13.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.87 £39.00 £44.18
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 England with a requirement for common skills.

General Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 16622 17963 19919
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 39.14% 36.38% 39.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 11010 12219 13079
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.75% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 371 436 492
Median hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.50 £47.67
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 England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in 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 England

Local Government
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Local Government in England

Local Government
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for Local Government in England

Local Government
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Local Government in England

Local Government
Contract Job Locations in 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 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
East of England +7 31 £500 +150.00% 1
London 0 31 £370 +5.71% 7
North West +25 23 £288 -4.16%
South East +21 17 £500 +33.33% 7
South West +16 13 £400 +23.07% 3
West Midlands +27 9 £400 +14.28% 6
Yorkshire +21 3 £488 +33.56% 3
East Midlands -6 3 £500 +25.00%
Midlands +11 2 - - 6
North East +68 1 £400 +77.77% 1
Local Government
UK

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 England region with a requirement for Local Government.

1 59 (23.14%) Microsoft
2 47 (18.43%) Agile Software Development
3 42 (16.47%) Finance
4 40 (15.69%) Project Management
5 39 (15.29%) Windows
6 31 (12.16%) SQL
7 30 (11.76%) SQL Server
8 28 (10.98%) ITIL
9 26 (10.20%) PRINCE2
9 26 (10.20%) CRM
9 26 (10.20%) Active Directory
9 26 (10.20%) Migration
10 23 (9.02%) Office 365
11 22 (8.63%) Cisco
11 22 (8.63%) Oracle
11 22 (8.63%) Microsoft Azure
12 21 (8.24%) Security Cleared
13 20 (7.84%) Dynamics 365
14 19 (7.45%) Change Management
14 19 (7.45%) Citrix
14 19 (7.45%) Business Analysis
15 17 (6.67%) Dynamics CRM
15 17 (6.67%) SC Cleared
15 17 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
15 17 (6.67%) Windows Server
16 16 (6.27%) Firewall
16 16 (6.27%) Windows Server 2003
16 16 (6.27%) JavaScript
16 16 (6.27%) SharePoint
16 16 (6.27%) Data Protection

Local Government
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 16 (6.27%) SharePoint
2 12 (4.71%) Skype for Business
3 10 (3.92%) MS Exchange
4 7 (2.75%) IIS
5 6 (2.35%) SharePoint 2013
6 5 (1.96%) CMS
7 4 (1.57%) Exchange Server 2003
7 4 (1.57%) Exchange Server 2007
7 4 (1.57%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (0.78%) Alfresco
8 2 (0.78%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (0.78%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (0.78%) Confluence
8 2 (0.78%) Drupal
8 2 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (0.78%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.39%) Apache
Applications
1 9 (3.53%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (2.75%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (1.57%) Microsoft Project
3 4 (1.57%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.78%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 17 (6.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (3.92%) Oracle EBS
2 10 (3.92%) Payment Gateway
3 9 (3.53%) Dynamics AX
4 5 (1.96%) Oracle EBS R12
4 5 (1.96%) Unit4 Business World
5 4 (1.57%) Dynamics NAV
6 3 (1.18%) HFM
7 2 (0.78%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 1 (0.39%) Northgate Housing
8 1 (0.39%) Oracle ERP
8 1 (0.39%) SAP HR
8 1 (0.39%) Servitor
Cloud Services
1 23 (9.02%) Office 365
2 22 (8.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 20 (7.84%) Dynamics 365
4 10 (3.92%) IaaS
4 10 (3.92%) PaaS
5 3 (1.18%) OneDrive
6 1 (0.39%) GitHub
6 1 (0.39%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 16 (6.27%) Firewall
2 13 (5.10%) SAN
3 11 (4.31%) LAN
4 10 (3.92%) WAN
5 8 (3.14%) Skype
6 6 (2.35%) Cisco ASA
6 6 (2.35%) TCP/IP
7 5 (1.96%) Reverse Proxy
8 4 (1.57%) LDAP
8 4 (1.57%) VLAN
8 4 (1.57%) VPN
8 4 (1.57%) Wireless
9 3 (1.18%) DMZ
9 3 (1.18%) Internet
9 3 (1.18%) Intranet
9 3 (1.18%) VoIP
9 3 (1.18%) Wi-Fi
10 2 (0.78%) DKIM
10 2 (0.78%) DMARC
10 2 (0.78%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (11.76%) SQL Server
2 11 (4.31%) Oracle Database
3 10 (3.92%) Data Warehouse
4 9 (3.53%) Oracle Database 11g
4 9 (3.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 8 (3.14%) SQL Server 2008
6 6 (2.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (1.96%) Oracle BI EE
7 5 (1.96%) SQL Server 2012
7 5 (1.96%) SQL Server 2016
8 4 (1.57%) QlikView
8 4 (1.57%) SQL Server 2005
8 4 (1.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 3 (1.18%) Endeca
9 3 (1.18%) Essbase
9 3 (1.18%) GIS
9 3 (1.18%) MySQL
9 3 (1.18%) Oracle BI Publisher
9 3 (1.18%) Oracle Exadata
9 3 (1.18%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 5 (1.96%) JIRA
2 4 (1.57%) Git (software)
3 3 (1.18%) Visual Studio
4 2 (0.78%) Oracle APEX
4 2 (0.78%) Selenium
4 2 (0.78%) Spock
4 2 (0.78%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 2 (0.78%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.39%) AdminStudio
5 1 (0.39%) Bitbucket
5 1 (0.39%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.39%) MSI
5 1 (0.39%) TestPartner
General
1 42 (16.47%) Finance
2 8 (3.14%) Back Office
3 4 (1.57%) Law
3 4 (1.57%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.18%) Legal
4 3 (1.18%) Manufacturing
4 3 (1.18%) Marketing
5 2 (0.78%) Electronics
5 2 (0.78%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (0.78%) Retail
6 1 (0.39%) Advertising
6 1 (0.39%) Banking
6 1 (0.39%) French Language
6 1 (0.39%) General Ledger
6 1 (0.39%) Multimedia
6 1 (0.39%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 39 (15.29%) Analyst
2 34 (13.33%) Project Manager
3 24 (9.41%) Developer
4 22 (8.63%) Programme Manager
5 21 (8.24%) Consultant
6 20 (7.84%) Architect
7 17 (6.67%) Senior Manager
8 14 (5.49%) Business Analyst
9 12 (4.71%) DBA
10 11 (4.31%) Technical Manager
11 10 (3.92%) IT Manager
11 10 (3.92%) Senior Project Manager
12 9 (3.53%) ICT Manager
13 8 (3.14%) Administrator
13 8 (3.14%) ICT Project Manager
13 8 (3.14%) Technical Architect
13 8 (3.14%) Technical Programme Manager
14 7 (2.75%) Desktop Support
14 7 (2.75%) Enterprise Architect
14 7 (2.75%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (5.88%) HTML
2 11 (4.31%) CSS
3 8 (3.14%) .NET
3 8 (3.14%) XML
4 7 (2.75%) Web Services
5 5 (1.96%) HTML5
6 4 (1.57%) Ajax
6 4 (1.57%) AngularJS
6 4 (1.57%) Middleware
7 3 (1.18%) ASP.NET
7 3 (1.18%) JSON
7 3 (1.18%) Oracle GoldenGate
8 2 (0.78%) ActiveMQ
8 2 (0.78%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 2 (0.78%) Entity Framework
8 2 (0.78%) MDX
8 2 (0.78%) RabbitMQ
8 2 (0.78%) RSS
8 2 (0.78%) WCF
8 2 (0.78%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 15 (5.88%) Data Centre
2 13 (5.10%) Management Information System
3 10 (3.92%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (3.92%) Data Protection Act
4 8 (3.14%) Clustering
4 8 (3.14%) PKI
5 5 (1.96%) Freedom of Information
6 4 (1.57%) CESG
6 4 (1.57%) NHS
7 3 (1.18%) Blackberry
7 3 (1.18%) IVR
7 3 (1.18%) Oracle Exalytics
7 3 (1.18%) Virtual Team
8 2 (0.78%) Computer Science
8 2 (0.78%) Data Structures
8 2 (0.78%) HACMP
8 2 (0.78%) Handset
8 2 (0.78%) iPad
8 2 (0.78%) LLPG
8 2 (0.78%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 39 (15.29%) Windows
2 17 (6.67%) Windows Server
3 16 (6.27%) Windows Server 2003
4 15 (5.88%) Windows 7
5 14 (5.49%) Windows Server 2008
6 11 (4.31%) Windows 10
7 8 (3.14%) AIX
7 8 (3.14%) Unix
7 8 (3.14%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (2.35%) Linux
9 5 (1.96%) Solaris
10 4 (1.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (1.57%) Windows 8
11 3 (1.18%) Windows XP
12 2 (0.78%) Windows 2000 Server
12 2 (0.78%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.39%) Android
13 1 (0.39%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.39%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.39%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (18.43%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (15.69%) Project Management
3 28 (10.98%) ITIL
4 26 (10.20%) CRM
4 26 (10.20%) Migration
4 26 (10.20%) PRINCE2
5 19 (7.45%) Business Analysis
5 19 (7.45%) Change Management
6 17 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
7 16 (6.27%) Data Protection
8 15 (5.88%) Business Intelligence
8 15 (5.88%) ERP
9 14 (5.49%) Service Delivery
10 13 (5.10%) Digital Transformation Programme
11 11 (4.31%) DevOps
11 11 (4.31%) Scrum
12 10 (3.92%) Mentoring
13 9 (3.53%) Information Assurance
13 9 (3.53%) Line Management
13 9 (3.53%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 31 (12.16%) SQL
2 16 (6.27%) JavaScript
3 11 (4.31%) PowerShell
4 6 (2.35%) T-SQL
5 5 (1.96%) C#
6 4 (1.57%) PHP
7 3 (1.18%) C
8 2 (0.78%) Groovy
8 2 (0.78%) Java
9 1 (0.39%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 1 (0.39%) PHP 5
9 1 (0.39%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 21 (8.24%) Security Cleared
2 17 (6.67%) SC Cleared
3 10 (3.92%) Cisco Certification
3 10 (3.92%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 9 (3.53%) CCNP
4 9 (3.53%) ISEB
5 6 (2.35%) CISSP
5 6 (2.35%) Degree
6 5 (1.96%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (1.57%) CCDP
7 4 (1.57%) CCIE
7 4 (1.57%) CCNA
7 4 (1.57%) ISTQB
7 4 (1.57%) PMP
8 3 (1.18%) CCSE
8 3 (1.18%) DV Cleared
8 3 (1.18%) MCP
8 3 (1.18%) MCSE
8 3 (1.18%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 2 (0.78%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (4.71%) PMO
2 8 (3.14%) GDPR
3 7 (2.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (2.35%) SLA
5 5 (1.96%) PCI DSS
6 3 (1.18%) GPG13
6 3 (1.18%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 3 (1.18%) QA
7 2 (0.78%) ISO 14001
7 2 (0.78%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 1 (0.39%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.39%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 1 (0.39%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.39%) WCAG
System Software
1 26 (10.20%) Active Directory
2 9 (3.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (2.75%) vSphere
4 6 (2.35%) XenApp
5 5 (1.96%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 3 (1.18%) NFS
6 3 (1.18%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (0.78%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (0.78%) Oracle RAC
7 2 (0.78%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 2 (0.78%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.39%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.39%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 13 (5.10%) SCCM
2 11 (4.31%) Opscode Chef
3 10 (3.92%) SCOM
4 7 (2.75%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 7 (2.75%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 4 (1.57%) Oracle RMAN
6 3 (1.18%) Failover Clustering
6 3 (1.18%) Oracle ZFS
6 3 (1.18%) SmoothWall
6 3 (1.18%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 3 (1.18%) Tivoli
7 2 (0.78%) Ansible
7 2 (0.78%) Consul
7 2 (0.78%) Data Guard
7 2 (0.78%) EMC NetWorker
7 2 (0.78%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
7 2 (0.78%) McAfee ePO
7 2 (0.78%) Perfmon
7 2 (0.78%) Puppet
7 2 (0.78%) SELinux
Vendors
1 59 (23.14%) Microsoft
2 22 (8.63%) Cisco
2 22 (8.63%) Oracle
3 19 (7.45%) Citrix
4 13 (5.10%) VMware
5 10 (3.92%) Juniper
6 7 (2.75%) LANDesk
7 6 (2.35%) Symantec
8 5 (1.96%) CheckPoint
8 5 (1.96%) McAfee
8 5 (1.96%) NetApp
8 5 (1.96%) Palo Alto
9 4 (1.57%) EMC
9 4 (1.57%) IBM
9 4 (1.57%) Red Hat
9 4 (1.57%) SAP
10 3 (1.18%) Hyperion
10 3 (1.18%) Mitel
10 3 (1.18%) Northgate
10 3 (1.18%) Sophos
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