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 25 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Local Government
UK / England
Rank 463 456 389
Rank change year-on-year -7 -67  
Contract jobs citing Local Government 122 159 213
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.29% 0.32% 0.44%
As % of the General category 0.77% 0.86% 1.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 111 108
Median daily rate £400 £325 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.07% -18.75%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £325 £400
% change year-on-year +22.30% -18.75%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 27 40
Median hourly rate £19.00 £22.45 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.36% -18.36%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.20 £15.00 £14.76
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.42 £35.00 £45.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.88 £22.45 £35.00
% change year-on-year -11.46% -35.85%  

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 15909 18546 18737
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 38.06% 37.81% 39.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 10441 12249 11778
Median daily rate £465 £450 £443
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +1.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 424 467 446
Median hourly rate £26.00 £26.93 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.43% +22.38%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £48.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £31.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -14.28% +26.00%  

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 25 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 25 March 2017.

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 3 months to 25 March 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
London +18 33 £400 +18.51% 8
South East +14 20 £450 +55.03% 3
South West +15 19 £400 +10.34% 5
North West +2 18 £328 +0.76% 4
West Midlands +13 12 £300 -25.00% 4
East of England -9 9 £238 -32.14% 5
East Midlands -2 7 £550 +50.68%
Yorkshire - 4 £165 - 10
Local Government
UK

Local Government
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 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 England region with a requirement for Local Government.

1 45 (17.11%) Microsoft
2 41 (15.59%) Windows
3 39 (14.83%) ITIL
3 39 (14.83%) PRINCE2
4 37 (14.07%) Project Management
5 36 (13.69%) Agile Software Development
6 33 (12.55%) Finance
7 32 (12.17%) Active Directory
8 29 (11.03%) SQL Server
9 26 (9.89%) Cisco
10 25 (9.51%) VMware
11 24 (9.13%) SQL
12 23 (8.75%) Oracle
13 22 (8.37%) Migration
13 22 (8.37%) Windows Server 2008
13 22 (8.37%) Windows Server
14 20 (7.60%) CSS
14 20 (7.60%) MS Excel
15 19 (7.22%) Data Centre
16 18 (6.84%) Change Management
16 18 (6.84%) HTML
16 18 (6.84%) Citrix
16 18 (6.84%) Windows 7
17 17 (6.46%) Business Analysis
17 17 (6.46%) Windows Server 2003
17 17 (6.46%) ERP
17 17 (6.46%) Risk Management
18 16 (6.08%) Stakeholder Management
18 16 (6.08%) Firewall
18 16 (6.08%) MS Office

Local Government
Top Related 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 (5.32%) SharePoint
2 7 (2.66%) CMS
3 6 (2.28%) MS Exchange
3 6 (2.28%) Skype for Business
4 5 (1.90%) IIS
5 3 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (0.76%) Alfresco
6 2 (0.76%) Drupal
6 2 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (0.76%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.38%) Apache
7 1 (0.38%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.38%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.38%) Umbraco
7 1 (0.38%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.38%) WordPress
Applications
1 20 (7.60%) MS Excel
2 16 (6.08%) MS Office
3 9 (3.42%) Photoshop
4 8 (3.04%) Fireworks
5 6 (2.28%) MS PowerPoint
5 6 (2.28%) MS Visio
6 4 (1.52%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 9 (3.42%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (2.28%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (1.52%) Oracle EBS R12
3 4 (1.52%) Unit4 Business World
4 2 (0.76%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.38%) Infor M3
5 1 (0.38%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.38%) ResourceLink
5 1 (0.38%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 13 (4.94%) Office 365
2 10 (3.80%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (1.90%) OneDrive
4 1 (0.38%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.38%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 16 (6.08%) Firewall
2 15 (5.70%) SAN
3 12 (4.56%) LAN
3 12 (4.56%) WAN
4 10 (3.80%) Internet
5 7 (2.66%) Wi-Fi
6 6 (2.28%) Intranet
6 6 (2.28%) VoIP
6 6 (2.28%) VPN
7 5 (1.90%) DNS
7 5 (1.90%) NAS
7 5 (1.90%) TCP/IP
7 5 (1.90%) VLAN
8 4 (1.52%) Cisco ASA
8 4 (1.52%) Reverse Proxy
8 4 (1.52%) Wireless
9 3 (1.14%) DHCP
9 3 (1.14%) LDAP
9 3 (1.14%) Skype
10 2 (0.76%) PABX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (11.03%) SQL Server
2 8 (3.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 7 (2.66%) Oracle Database
3 7 (2.66%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (2.28%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (2.28%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (1.90%) GIS
5 5 (1.90%) Oracle Database 11g
5 5 (1.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (1.52%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
6 4 (1.52%) SQL Server 2005
6 4 (1.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3 (1.14%) MySQL
8 2 (0.76%) Oracle Database 10g
8 2 (0.76%) Oracle Database 12c
8 2 (0.76%) Oracle Discoverer
8 2 (0.76%) Oracle9i Database
8 2 (0.76%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.38%) EDRMS
9 1 (0.38%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 8 (3.04%) Axure RP
2 3 (1.14%) JIRA
2 3 (1.14%) Visual Studio
3 2 (0.76%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.76%) Selenium
3 2 (0.76%) Spock
3 2 (0.76%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.38%) Bitbucket
4 1 (0.38%) Cucumber
4 1 (0.38%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.38%) MSTest
4 1 (0.38%) NUnit
4 1 (0.38%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (0.38%) Subversion
4 1 (0.38%) TestPartner
4 1 (0.38%) webpack
General
1 33 (12.55%) Finance
2 4 (1.52%) Back Office
2 4 (1.52%) Telecoms
3 2 (0.76%) Banking
3 2 (0.76%) Law
3 2 (0.76%) Marketing
4 1 (0.38%) Advertising
4 1 (0.38%) Billing
4 1 (0.38%) French Language
4 1 (0.38%) Legal
4 1 (0.38%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.38%) Publishing
4 1 (0.38%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 48 (18.25%) Analyst
2 47 (17.87%) Project Manager
3 24 (9.13%) Developer
4 23 (8.75%) Business Analyst
5 19 (7.22%) Architect
6 14 (5.32%) Senior Manager
7 12 (4.56%) Consultant
7 12 (4.56%) DBA
7 12 (4.56%) ICT Manager
8 11 (4.18%) ICT Project Manager
9 9 (3.42%) 2nd Line Support
9 9 (3.42%) Support Engineer
10 8 (3.04%) IT Manager
10 8 (3.04%) Network Engineer
10 8 (3.04%) Programme Manager
10 8 (3.04%) Senior Project Manager
11 7 (2.66%) Business Manager
11 7 (2.66%) Procurement Manager
11 7 (2.66%) Project Analyst
11 7 (2.66%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (7.60%) CSS
2 18 (6.84%) HTML
3 11 (4.18%) .NET
4 7 (2.66%) Web Services
5 5 (1.90%) HTML5
6 4 (1.52%) jQuery
6 4 (1.52%) Middleware
7 3 (1.14%) AngularJS
7 3 (1.14%) Entity Framework
7 3 (1.14%) MDX
7 3 (1.14%) RSS
7 3 (1.14%) XML
8 2 (0.76%) .NET Framework
8 2 (0.76%) Ajax
8 2 (0.76%) CSS3
8 2 (0.76%) Oracle Fusion
8 2 (0.76%) REST
8 2 (0.76%) SOAP
8 2 (0.76%) WCF
8 2 (0.76%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 19 (7.22%) Data Centre
2 14 (5.32%) Management Information System
3 12 (4.56%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (3.42%) User Experience
5 6 (2.28%) Clustering
5 6 (2.28%) Driving Licence
5 6 (2.28%) Fat Client
5 6 (2.28%) NHS
5 6 (2.28%) Thin Client
6 5 (1.90%) EMC VMAX
6 5 (1.90%) EMC VNX
6 5 (1.90%) VxBlock/Vblock
7 4 (1.52%) Hybrid Cloud
7 4 (1.52%) PKI
8 3 (1.14%) BYOD
8 3 (1.14%) CESG
8 3 (1.14%) Freedom of Information
8 3 (1.14%) Smartphone
9 2 (0.76%) Computer Science
9 2 (0.76%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 41 (15.59%) Windows
2 22 (8.37%) Windows Server
2 22 (8.37%) Windows Server 2008
3 18 (6.84%) Windows 7
4 17 (6.46%) Windows Server 2003
5 16 (6.08%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (3.42%) Unix
7 6 (2.28%) AIX
7 6 (2.28%) Windows 8
8 5 (1.90%) Windows XP
9 4 (1.52%) Linux
10 3 (1.14%) Android
10 3 (1.14%) Windows 10
11 2 (0.76%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (0.76%) Solaris
11 2 (0.76%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.38%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.38%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.38%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (14.83%) ITIL
1 39 (14.83%) PRINCE2
2 37 (14.07%) Project Management
3 36 (13.69%) Agile Software Development
4 22 (8.37%) Migration
5 18 (6.84%) Change Management
6 17 (6.46%) Business Analysis
6 17 (6.46%) ERP
6 17 (6.46%) Risk Management
7 16 (6.08%) Stakeholder Management
8 15 (5.70%) CRM
9 13 (4.94%) Service Delivery
10 12 (4.56%) Coaching
11 11 (4.18%) Service Design
12 10 (3.80%) Contract Management
12 10 (3.80%) Line Management
12 10 (3.80%) People Management
12 10 (3.80%) Performance Tuning
12 10 (3.80%) TOGAF
12 10 (3.80%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 24 (9.13%) SQL
2 13 (4.94%) JavaScript
3 7 (2.66%) C#
4 3 (1.14%) PHP
4 3 (1.14%) T-SQL
5 2 (0.76%) Groovy
5 2 (0.76%) Java
6 1 (0.38%) C
6 1 (0.38%) PHP 5
6 1 (0.38%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 16 (6.08%) SC Cleared
1 16 (6.08%) Security Cleared
2 14 (5.32%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 11 (4.18%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (3.42%) CCNA
5 8 (3.04%) ISEB
5 8 (3.04%) MCP
6 7 (2.66%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (1.90%) CCNP
7 5 (1.90%) Degree
7 5 (1.90%) MCSE
8 4 (1.52%) ISTQB
9 2 (0.76%) CISSP
9 2 (0.76%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.76%) Oracle Certification
9 2 (0.76%) PMI Certification
9 2 (0.76%) PMP
9 2 (0.76%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 1 (0.38%) CCIE
10 1 (0.38%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (5.32%) QA
2 11 (4.18%) PMO
3 7 (2.66%) SLA
4 3 (1.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.76%) ISO 14001
5 2 (0.76%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.76%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.76%) WCAG
6 1 (0.38%) Data Quality
System Software
1 32 (12.17%) Active Directory
2 13 (4.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (3.80%) vSphere
4 8 (3.04%) XenApp
5 5 (1.90%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 2 (0.76%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.76%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (0.76%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 2 (0.76%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.76%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.38%) BitLocker
7 1 (0.38%) NFS
7 1 (0.38%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.38%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.38%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 16 (6.08%) SCCM
2 7 (2.66%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 5 (1.90%) SCOM
4 3 (1.14%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 3 (1.14%) Oracle RMAN
5 2 (0.76%) Data Guard
5 2 (0.76%) EMC NetWorker
5 2 (0.76%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
5 2 (0.76%) Failover Clustering
5 2 (0.76%) SmoothWall
6 1 (0.38%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.38%) Cisco Prime
6 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (0.38%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.38%) Oracle ZFS
6 1 (0.38%) Perfmon
6 1 (0.38%) SCOrch
6 1 (0.38%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 45 (17.11%) Microsoft
2 26 (9.89%) Cisco
3 25 (9.51%) VMware
4 23 (8.75%) Oracle
5 18 (6.84%) Citrix
6 9 (3.42%) LANDesk
7 7 (2.66%) EMC
8 6 (2.28%) CheckPoint
8 6 (2.28%) SAP
9 5 (1.90%) Juniper
10 4 (1.52%) AppSense
10 4 (1.52%) IBM
10 4 (1.52%) Intel Security
10 4 (1.52%) NetApp
10 4 (1.52%) Sophos
11 3 (1.14%) Capita
11 3 (1.14%) EqualLogic
11 3 (1.14%) Mitel
11 3 (1.14%) Northgate
11 3 (1.14%) Symantec
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Barnsley Borough Council
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