Period
to 17 August 2019

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 6 months to 17 August 2019 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
6 months to
17 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 582 674 563
Rank change year-on-year +92 -111 +36
Contract jobs citing Local Government 231 187 262
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.28% 0.20% 0.30%
As % of the General category 0.78% 0.53% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 155 135 182
England median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £205 £280 £225
90th Percentile £550 £575 £575
UK median daily rate £400 £409 £400
% change year-on-year -2.23% +2.28% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 11 11
England median hourly rate £17.88 £22.65 £18.26
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.08% +24.04% -18.66%
10th Percentile £15.09 £17.00 £14.10
90th Percentile £38.83 £35.00 £25.00
UK median hourly rate £17.88 £22.65 £18.26
% change year-on-year -21.08% +24.04% -18.48%

Local Government is in the General Skills category. The following 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.

All General Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for common skills 29,556 35,053 35,056
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 35.54% 37.25% 39.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 19,311 23,178 23,244
England median daily rate £500 £475 £467
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +1.71% +3.78%
10th Percentile £306 £300 £287
90th Percentile £688 £675 £650
UK median daily rate £493 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +3.68% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 655 790 766
England median hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.00% -1.96% +7.69%
10th Percentile £14.00 £12.61 £11.75
90th Percentile £51.47 £50.00 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £25.75
% change year-on-year +20.00% -2.91% +8.58%

Local Government
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Local Government as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

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 6 months to 17 August 2019.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Local Government in England over the 6 months to 17 August 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 6 months to 17 August 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +74 94 £398 +6.00% 11
South West +17 46 £450 +40.63% 3
North of England +20 41 £375 -6.25% 19
North West -12 23 £350 -13.73% 9
South East +23 22 £500 +5.26% 21
Midlands +32 19 £153 -67.89% 15
Yorkshire +27 16 £500 +21.21% 9
West Midlands +23 15 £133 -72.11% 5
East of England +16 9 £400 -13.51% 8
East Midlands +23 2 £450 -14.29% 10
North East - 2 £475 - 1
Local Government
UK

For the 6 months to 17 August 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Local Government also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for Local Government.

1 37 (16.02%) Windows
1 37 (16.02%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (14.72%) Migration
2 34 (14.72%) Security Cleared
3 29 (12.55%) ITIL
4 28 (12.12%) Microsoft Azure
5 27 (11.69%) SC Cleared
5 27 (11.69%) Active Directory
6 25 (10.82%) Microsoft
7 24 (10.39%) Finance
8 22 (9.52%) Project Management
9 20 (8.66%) Telecoms
9 20 (8.66%) Stakeholder Management
10 19 (8.23%) WAN
11 18 (7.79%) LAN
11 18 (7.79%) Change Management
11 18 (7.79%) Office 365
11 18 (7.79%) Data Centre
11 18 (7.79%) Windows Server
12 17 (7.36%) Microsoft Office
13 16 (6.93%) Driving Licence
13 16 (6.93%) Windows 10
13 16 (6.93%) SCCM
14 15 (6.49%) PRINCE2
14 15 (6.49%) ERP
14 15 (6.49%) Service Delivery
15 14 (6.06%) SharePoint
15 14 (6.06%) Change Control
16 13 (5.63%) Process Improvement
16 13 (5.63%) SQL

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 14 (6.06%) SharePoint
2 9 (3.90%) Skype for Business
3 7 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2003
3 7 (3.03%) MS Exchange
4 5 (2.16%) BizTalk Server
5 4 (1.73%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (0.87%) Apache
6 2 (0.87%) CMS
6 2 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (0.87%) IIS
7 1 (0.43%) ArcGIS
7 1 (0.43%) Confluence
7 1 (0.43%) Drupal
7 1 (0.43%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.43%) MS Project Server
7 1 (0.43%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.43%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.43%) WordPress
Applications
1 17 (7.36%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.73%) MS Visio
3 3 (1.30%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (1.30%) Photoshop
4 2 (0.87%) Adobe Captivate
5 1 (0.43%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.43%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.43%) Adobe Premiere
5 1 (0.43%) Fireworks
5 1 (0.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (2.16%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 3 (1.30%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (1.30%) Oracle EBS R12
2 3 (1.30%) Oracle ERP
3 2 (0.87%) Northgate Housing
4 1 (0.43%) CSG Singleview
4 1 (0.43%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.43%) OPENHousing
4 1 (0.43%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.43%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.43%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.43%) SAP Payroll
Cloud Services
1 28 (12.12%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (7.79%) Office 365
3 4 (1.73%) IaaS
3 4 (1.73%) PaaS
3 4 (1.73%) SaaS
4 3 (1.30%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (0.87%) Azure Functions
5 2 (0.87%) Power Platform
5 2 (0.87%) Serverless
6 1 (0.43%) Firebase
6 1 (0.43%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.43%) Trello
6 1 (0.43%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 19 (8.23%) WAN
2 18 (7.79%) LAN
3 12 (5.19%) Firewall
4 9 (3.90%) TCP/IP
5 6 (2.60%) Cisco ASA
5 6 (2.60%) Cisco IOS
5 6 (2.60%) DNS
5 6 (2.60%) PBX
5 6 (2.60%) Skype
6 3 (1.30%) DHCP
6 3 (1.30%) Internet
6 3 (1.30%) PABX
6 3 (1.30%) VoIP
6 3 (1.30%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (0.87%) Intranet
7 2 (0.87%) Network Security
8 1 (0.43%) MPLS
8 1 (0.43%) NetScaler
8 1 (0.43%) PSTN
8 1 (0.43%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (5.63%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 7 (3.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (2.16%) SQL Server 2005
3 5 (2.16%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (2.16%) SQL Server 2016
4 3 (1.30%) BusinessObjects
4 3 (1.30%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (0.87%) Blockchain
5 2 (0.87%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (0.87%) Power BI
5 2 (0.87%) Relational Database
5 2 (0.87%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (0.87%) SQLite
5 2 (0.87%) SSDT
6 1 (0.43%) Big Data
6 1 (0.43%) CouchDB
6 1 (0.43%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.43%) MySQL
6 1 (0.43%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 9 (3.90%) JIRA
2 7 (3.03%) Visual Studio
3 5 (2.16%) SoapUI
3 5 (2.16%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.43%) AdminStudio
4 1 (0.43%) Android Studio
4 1 (0.43%) Dreamweaver
4 1 (0.43%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.43%) Mockito
General
1 24 (10.39%) Finance
2 20 (8.66%) Telecoms
3 5 (2.16%) Aerospace
4 2 (0.87%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.43%) Advertising
5 1 (0.43%) Back Office
5 1 (0.43%) Billing
5 1 (0.43%) Electronics
5 1 (0.43%) Law
5 1 (0.43%) Legal
5 1 (0.43%) Marketing
5 1 (0.43%) Multimedia
5 1 (0.43%) Publishing
5 1 (0.43%) Retail
Job Titles
1 41 (17.75%) Analyst
2 25 (10.82%) Business Analyst
3 19 (8.23%) Architect
4 17 (7.36%) Project Manager
5 14 (6.06%) Consultant
6 12 (5.19%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 8 (3.46%) Digital Analyst
7 8 (3.46%) Digital Business Analyst
8 7 (3.03%) 1st Line Support
8 7 (3.03%) Administrator
8 7 (3.03%) Windows Engineer
9 6 (2.60%) Developer
9 6 (2.60%) Network Architect
9 6 (2.60%) Solutions Architect
9 6 (2.60%) Telecoms Architect
10 5 (2.16%) Business Manager
10 5 (2.16%) Data Analyst
10 5 (2.16%) DBA
10 5 (2.16%) SQL DBA
10 5 (2.16%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (2.60%) Oracle Fusion
1 6 (2.60%) REST
2 5 (2.16%) .NET
2 5 (2.16%) .NET Framework
2 5 (2.16%) JSON
2 5 (2.16%) SOAP
2 5 (2.16%) WCF
2 5 (2.16%) WSDL
2 5 (2.16%) XML
2 5 (2.16%) XML Schema
2 5 (2.16%) XSLT
3 3 (1.30%) CSS
4 2 (0.87%) CSS3
4 2 (0.87%) HTML
5 1 (0.43%) AngularJS
5 1 (0.43%) HTML5
5 1 (0.43%) iOS SDK
5 1 (0.43%) JAX-RS
5 1 (0.43%) Node.js
5 1 (0.43%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 18 (7.79%) Data Centre
2 16 (6.93%) Driving Licence
3 10 (4.33%) PKI
4 9 (3.90%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (3.90%) NHS
4 9 (3.90%) User Experience
5 5 (2.16%) N-Tier
5 5 (2.16%) PMI
6 4 (1.73%) Self-Motivation
7 3 (1.30%) e-Learning
8 2 (0.87%) Blackberry
8 2 (0.87%) Fat Client
8 2 (0.87%) Management Information System
8 2 (0.87%) Social Media
8 2 (0.87%) Thin Client
8 2 (0.87%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.43%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.43%) Graphic Design
9 1 (0.43%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.43%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 37 (16.02%) Windows
2 18 (7.79%) Windows Server
3 16 (6.93%) Windows 10
4 8 (3.46%) Windows Server 2003
4 8 (3.46%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (3.03%) Windows 7
6 4 (1.73%) Android
6 4 (1.73%) Apple iOS
7 3 (1.30%) Linux
7 3 (1.30%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.87%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.43%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.43%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (16.02%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (14.72%) Migration
3 29 (12.55%) ITIL
4 22 (9.52%) Project Management
5 20 (8.66%) Stakeholder Management
6 18 (7.79%) Change Management
7 15 (6.49%) ERP
7 15 (6.49%) PRINCE2
7 15 (6.49%) Service Delivery
8 14 (6.06%) Change Control
9 13 (5.63%) Disaster Recovery
9 13 (5.63%) Process Improvement
9 13 (5.63%) Scrum
10 12 (5.19%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 11 (4.76%) Capacity Management
11 11 (4.76%) Incident Management
12 10 (4.33%) Business Analysis
12 10 (4.33%) Enterprise Architecture
12 10 (4.33%) Waterfall
13 9 (3.90%) Fault Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (5.63%) SQL
2 8 (3.46%) PowerShell
3 5 (2.16%) C
3 5 (2.16%) C#
4 2 (0.87%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
4 2 (0.87%) Java
4 2 (0.87%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.43%) Java 8
5 1 (0.43%) Kotlin
5 1 (0.43%) Python
5 1 (0.43%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.43%) TypeScript
5 1 (0.43%) VB
5 1 (0.43%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 34 (14.72%) Security Cleared
2 27 (11.69%) SC Cleared
3 9 (3.90%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (3.46%) CCNA
5 7 (3.03%) PMI Certification
6 6 (2.60%) DV Cleared
7 5 (2.16%) Degree
8 3 (1.30%) Computer Science Degree
8 3 (1.30%) MCSE
8 3 (1.30%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (1.30%) PMP
8 3 (1.30%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.43%) ACCA
9 1 (0.43%) CCA
9 1 (0.43%) CCNP
9 1 (0.43%) CISSP
9 1 (0.43%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (0.43%) ISEB
9 1 (0.43%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.43%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (5.63%) PMO
2 5 (2.16%) PCI DSS
3 4 (1.73%) Data Quality
3 4 (1.73%) GDPR
4 2 (0.87%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 2 (0.87%) QA
5 1 (0.43%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.43%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.43%) PMBOK
5 1 (0.43%) SLA
5 1 (0.43%) TickIT
System Software
1 27 (11.69%) Active Directory
2 7 (3.03%) XenApp
3 5 (2.16%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 3 (1.30%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (0.87%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.43%) BitLocker
6 1 (0.43%) DFS Replication
6 1 (0.43%) Docker
6 1 (0.43%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.43%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 16 (6.93%) SCCM
2 6 (2.60%) FortiGate
3 5 (2.16%) SCOM
4 2 (0.87%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (0.43%) Cisco UCCX
5 1 (0.43%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.43%) Nagios
5 1 (0.43%) Nessus
5 1 (0.43%) OpenNMS
Vendors
1 25 (10.82%) Microsoft
2 13 (5.63%) Oracle
3 10 (4.33%) Cisco
4 9 (3.90%) CheckPoint
4 9 (3.90%) Citrix
5 8 (3.46%) McAfee
6 7 (3.03%) Palo Alto
7 6 (2.60%) Fortinet
7 6 (2.60%) SAP
8 5 (2.16%) Atlassian
8 5 (2.16%) BiZZdesign
8 5 (2.16%) CA
8 5 (2.16%) Sparx
9 4 (1.73%) Adobe
9 4 (1.73%) Avaya
9 4 (1.73%) Ivanti
10 3 (1.30%) Northgate
10 3 (1.30%) VMware
11 2 (0.87%) MobileIron
12 1 (0.43%) F5