Period
to 7 December 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 7 December 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 (Local Authority, Local Council)
UK > England
6 months to
7 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 398 524 462
Rank change year-on-year +126 -62 -77
Contract jobs citing Local Government 421 380 448
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.57% 0.40% 0.47%
As % of the General category 1.53% 1.00% 1.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 296 225 277
England median daily rate £400 £425 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +8.97% +4.00%
10th Percentile £200 £280 £248
90th Percentile £578 £575 £588
UK median daily rate £400 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 51 28
England median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £20.00
10th Percentile £10.90 £15.30 £14.10
90th Percentile £35.00 £35.00 £28.58
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +11.37%

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 27,470 37,928 40,981
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 37.50% 39.59% 43.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 17,925 25,241 27,449
England median daily rate £493 £488 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.03% +2.63% +5.56%
10th Percentile £281 £300 £275
90th Percentile £688 £675 £669
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £463
% change year-on-year - +2.70% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 888 1,014 994
England median hourly rate £22.00 £21.56 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.05% -4.19% +10.36%
10th Percentile £12.44 £12.25 £11.70
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year +4.76% -4.55% +7.32%

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 7 December 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 7 December 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 7 December 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 +117 176 £400 -11.11% 62
South East +108 72 £400 +6.67% 35
North of England +3 60 £340 -11.11% 47
South West +10 48 £475 +35.71% 27
North West 0 43 £325 -5.11% 25
Midlands +60 39 £285 -40.00% 26
West Midlands +47 33 £240 -43.53% 18
East of England +28 25 £413 -4.07% 16
Yorkshire +30 16 £395 -1.25% 21
East Midlands +29 6 £210 -65.00% 8
North East +21 1 £495 +10.00% 1
Local Government
UK

For the 6 months to 7 December 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.

1 133 (31.59%) Public Sector
2 78 (18.53%) Windows
3 59 (14.01%) Agile Software Development
4 54 (12.83%) Migration
5 53 (12.59%) Microsoft
6 48 (11.40%) Finance
7 46 (10.93%) Project Management
8 45 (10.69%) Active Directory
9 44 (10.45%) Windows 10
10 43 (10.21%) Stakeholder Management
11 42 (9.98%) Azure
12 40 (9.50%) SQL
13 39 (9.26%) Office 365
14 32 (7.60%) ITIL
14 32 (7.60%) Telecoms
15 31 (7.36%) PRINCE2
16 30 (7.13%) Data Centre
17 29 (6.89%) Analytical Skills
18 28 (6.65%) SQL Server
19 26 (6.18%) Project Delivery
20 25 (5.94%) SCCM
21 24 (5.70%) Business Analysis
22 23 (5.46%) C
22 23 (5.46%) SharePoint
22 23 (5.46%) Problem-Solving
22 23 (5.46%) Windows Server
23 22 (5.23%) Business Intelligence
23 22 (5.23%) NHS
24 21 (4.99%) ERP
24 21 (4.99%) Oracle

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 23 (5.46%) SharePoint
2 20 (4.75%) Skype for Business
3 13 (3.09%) CMS
4 12 (2.85%) Exchange Server 2003
4 12 (2.85%) MS Exchange
5 4 (0.95%) Apache
5 4 (0.95%) Confluence
5 4 (0.95%) Jadu
6 3 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.24%) Drupal
7 1 (0.24%) GeoServer
7 1 (0.24%) IIS
7 1 (0.24%) Kentico
7 1 (0.24%) R Markdown
7 1 (0.24%) SAS
7 1 (0.24%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.24%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.24%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.24%) WordPress
Applications
1 20 (4.75%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (3.56%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (1.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (1.19%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (0.71%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.48%) Adobe Captivate
6 2 (0.48%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.24%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.24%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.24%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 8 (1.90%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.19%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (0.95%) Northgate Housing
3 4 (0.95%) Oracle EBS R12
3 4 (0.95%) Oracle ERP
3 4 (0.95%) Oracle Receivables
3 4 (0.95%) SAP HCM
3 4 (0.95%) SAP Payroll
4 3 (0.71%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
5 2 (0.48%) Academy Housing
5 2 (0.48%) ContrOCC
5 2 (0.48%) OPENHousing
5 2 (0.48%) Oracle Cash Management
5 2 (0.48%) Oracle General Ledger
5 2 (0.48%) Oracle Payables
5 2 (0.48%) Oracle Payroll
5 2 (0.48%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 2 (0.48%) SAP HR
5 2 (0.48%) Unit4 Business World
6 1 (0.24%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 42 (9.98%) Azure
2 39 (9.26%) Office 365
3 17 (4.04%) Power Platform
4 9 (2.14%) Dynamics 365
5 6 (1.43%) Azure Functions
5 6 (1.43%) Serverless
6 3 (0.71%) AWS
6 3 (0.71%) Azure Data Factory
6 3 (0.71%) Data Lake Analytics
7 2 (0.48%) G Suite
7 2 (0.48%) Google Analytics
7 2 (0.48%) OneDrive
7 2 (0.48%) SaaS
7 2 (0.48%) Taleo
7 2 (0.48%) Trello
8 1 (0.24%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.24%) IaaS
8 1 (0.24%) PaaS
8 1 (0.24%) SuccessFactors
8 1 (0.24%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 17 (4.04%) LAN
2 16 (3.80%) WAN
3 15 (3.56%) DNS
4 13 (3.09%) Firewall
5 12 (2.85%) Skype
6 9 (2.14%) DHCP
7 8 (1.90%) Internet
7 8 (1.90%) PBX
7 8 (1.90%) TCP/IP
7 8 (1.90%) Wireless
8 6 (1.43%) Cisco ASA
8 6 (1.43%) Cisco IOS
8 6 (1.43%) Intranet
8 6 (1.43%) Softphone
8 6 (1.43%) Wi-Fi
9 5 (1.19%) GPON
9 5 (1.19%) VoIP
10 4 (0.95%) Network Security
11 3 (0.71%) Broadband
11 3 (0.71%) VDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (6.65%) SQL Server
2 17 (4.04%) Power BI
3 9 (2.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 8 (1.90%) Data Warehouse
5 7 (1.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 6 (1.43%) BusinessObjects
6 6 (1.43%) GIS
6 6 (1.43%) SQLite
7 5 (1.19%) Relational Database
7 5 (1.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 4 (0.95%) SSDT
9 3 (0.71%) Azure SQL Database
9 3 (0.71%) Cosmos DB
9 3 (0.71%) Data Lake
10 2 (0.48%) Blockchain
10 2 (0.48%) EDMS
10 2 (0.48%) Oracle Reports
10 2 (0.48%) QGIS
11 1 (0.24%) Oracle OWB
11 1 (0.24%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 16 (3.80%) JIRA
2 7 (1.66%) Git (software)
3 6 (1.43%) Android Studio
4 4 (0.95%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.24%) AdminStudio
5 1 (0.24%) git-flow
5 1 (0.24%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.24%) JIRA Agile
5 1 (0.24%) JMeter
5 1 (0.24%) JUnit
5 1 (0.24%) RStudio
General
1 133 (31.59%) Public Sector
2 48 (11.40%) Finance
3 32 (7.60%) Telecoms
4 11 (2.61%) Marketing
5 8 (1.90%) Law
6 7 (1.66%) Publishing
7 6 (1.43%) Housing Association
8 5 (1.19%) Legal
8 5 (1.19%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.71%) Aerospace
9 3 (0.71%) Electronics
9 3 (0.71%) General Ledger
9 3 (0.71%) Retail
10 2 (0.48%) Banking
10 2 (0.48%) Billing
10 2 (0.48%) Social Housing
11 1 (0.24%) Back Office
11 1 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 76 (18.05%) Analyst
2 57 (13.54%) Project Manager
3 32 (7.60%) Business Analyst
4 30 (7.13%) Developer
5 22 (5.23%) Consultant
6 20 (4.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 20 (4.75%) IT Manager
7 19 (4.51%) Architect
8 17 (4.04%) IT Project Manager
9 12 (2.85%) Systems Analyst
10 10 (2.38%) Windows Engineer
11 9 (2.14%) 1st Line Support
11 9 (2.14%) Coordinator
11 9 (2.14%) Data Scientist
11 9 (2.14%) Trainer
12 8 (1.90%) Programme Manager
12 8 (1.90%) Project Coordinator
12 8 (1.90%) Senior Analyst
12 8 (1.90%) Support Engineer
13 7 (1.66%) Rollout Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (2.61%) Oracle Fusion
2 9 (2.14%) .NET
3 7 (1.66%) CSS
3 7 (1.66%) HTML
4 6 (1.43%) Dagger
4 6 (1.43%) RESTful
4 6 (1.43%) Retrofit
4 6 (1.43%) RxJava
4 6 (1.43%) XML
5 5 (1.19%) ASP.NET
5 5 (1.19%) Web Services
6 4 (0.95%) jQuery
7 3 (0.71%) AngularJS
7 3 (0.71%) PySpark
7 3 (0.71%) REST
8 2 (0.48%) .NET Core
8 2 (0.48%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (0.48%) PostGIS
9 1 (0.24%) JSON
9 1 (0.24%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 30 (7.13%) Data Centre
2 29 (6.89%) Analytical Skills
3 22 (5.23%) NHS
4 15 (3.56%) e-Learning
5 14 (3.33%) Driving Licence
5 14 (3.33%) Management Information System
6 12 (2.85%) PKI
7 11 (2.61%) Self-Motivation
8 9 (2.14%) Fat Client
8 9 (2.14%) Thin Client
9 8 (1.90%) User Experience
10 6 (1.43%) Freedom of Information
10 6 (1.43%) Social Media
11 4 (0.95%) Data Structures
11 4 (0.95%) LLPG
12 3 (0.71%) Data Protection Act
12 3 (0.71%) Replication
12 3 (0.71%) Smart Meter
13 2 (0.48%) Enterprise Software
13 2 (0.48%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 78 (18.53%) Windows
2 44 (10.45%) Windows 10
3 23 (5.46%) Windows Server
4 16 (3.80%) Windows 7
5 13 (3.09%) Windows Server 2003
6 11 (2.61%) Android
7 7 (1.66%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (1.43%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (0.95%) Apple iOS
10 3 (0.71%) Unix
11 1 (0.24%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (14.01%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (12.83%) Migration
3 46 (10.93%) Project Management
4 43 (10.21%) Stakeholder Management
5 32 (7.60%) ITIL
6 31 (7.36%) PRINCE2
7 26 (6.18%) Project Delivery
8 24 (5.70%) Business Analysis
9 23 (5.46%) Problem-Solving
10 22 (5.23%) Business Intelligence
11 21 (4.99%) ERP
12 20 (4.75%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 20 (4.75%) Scrum
13 19 (4.51%) Change Management
13 19 (4.51%) Visualisation
14 16 (3.80%) Customer Requirements
14 16 (3.80%) Decision-Making
15 15 (3.56%) Analytics
15 15 (3.56%) Process Improvement
16 14 (3.33%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 40 (9.50%) SQL
2 23 (5.46%) C
3 11 (2.61%) PowerShell
4 10 (2.38%) C#
5 9 (2.14%) Java
6 8 (1.90%) R
7 6 (1.43%) JavaScript
7 6 (1.43%) Kotlin
7 6 (1.43%) T-SQL
8 5 (1.19%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
8 5 (1.19%) Python
9 3 (0.71%) U-SQL
9 3 (0.71%) VBA
10 1 (0.24%) VB
10 1 (0.24%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 21 (4.99%) Security Cleared
2 18 (4.28%) Degree
3 14 (3.33%) SC Cleared
4 9 (2.14%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 8 (1.90%) CCNA
5 8 (1.90%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (1.43%) MCSE
6 6 (1.43%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (1.19%) Computer Science Degree
7 5 (1.19%) DBS Check
8 3 (0.71%) DV Cleared
8 3 (0.71%) ISEB
8 3 (0.71%) PMI Certification
8 3 (0.71%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 3 (0.71%) Six Sigma Green Belt
9 2 (0.48%) ACCA
9 2 (0.48%) ISEB Practitioner
9 2 (0.48%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.48%) PMP
10 1 (0.24%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (4.04%) PMO
2 12 (2.85%) GDPR
3 10 (2.38%) QA
4 9 (2.14%) SLA
5 5 (1.19%) Data Quality
6 4 (0.95%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 2 (0.48%) ISO 22301
7 2 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.24%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.24%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 45 (10.69%) Active Directory
2 12 (2.85%) XenApp
3 9 (2.14%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 7 (1.66%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (0.71%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (0.48%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.24%) DFS Replication
7 1 (0.24%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.24%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.24%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 25 (5.94%) SCCM
2 9 (2.14%) SCOM
3 6 (1.43%) FortiGate
4 3 (0.71%) Microsoft Intune
4 3 (0.71%) Nessus
5 2 (0.48%) Cisco UCCX
6 1 (0.24%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.24%) Single Sign-On
6 1 (0.24%) WSUS
Vendors
1 53 (12.59%) Microsoft
2 21 (4.99%) Oracle
3 18 (4.28%) Cisco
3 18 (4.28%) Citrix
4 15 (3.56%) McAfee
5 14 (3.33%) Northgate
6 11 (2.61%) Ivanti
6 11 (2.61%) SAP
7 10 (2.38%) CheckPoint
8 9 (2.14%) Civica
8 9 (2.14%) Liquidlogic
8 9 (2.14%) Palo Alto
9 8 (1.90%) Arqiva
9 8 (1.90%) Virgin Media
10 7 (1.66%) VMware
11 6 (1.43%) Capita
11 6 (1.43%) Fortinet
12 5 (1.19%) Atlassian
12 5 (1.19%) Avaya
13 4 (0.95%) Databricks