Period
to 24 November 2017

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 24 November 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
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 609 565 532
Rank change year-on-year -44 -33 -33
Contract jobs citing Local Government 256 303 357
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.27% 0.31% 0.34%
As % of the General category 0.68% 0.85% 0.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 168 201 205
England median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - -3.85%
10th Percentile £267 £205 £250
90th Percentile £600 £525 £530
UK median daily rate £400 £375 £369
% change year-on-year +6.67% +1.69% -5.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 28 61
England median hourly rate £18.50 £23.45 £20.94
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.09% +11.99% -11.85%
10th Percentile £14.10 £14.43 £12.50
90th Percentile £23.50 £31.20 £37.50
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £22.40 £20.94
% change year-on-year -17.41% +7.00% -16.26%

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 37642 35711 41369
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 39.70% 36.61% 39.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 25237 24010 26934
England median daily rate £475 £450 £433
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +4.05% +1.76%
10th Percentile £280 £263 £263
90th Percentile £675 £638 £638
UK median daily rate £470 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +4.44% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 821 871 1122
England median hourly rate £25.50 £24.50 £24.93
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.08% -1.71% +13.30%
10th Percentile £12.09 £11.38 £11.90
90th Percentile £48.25 £46.75 £47.71
UK median hourly rate £25.12 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +0.47% - +13.64%

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 24 November 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Local Government in England over the 6 months to 24 November 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 6 months to 24 November 2017. 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 0 115 £400 +10.34% 7
North of England +47 51 £323 -14.57% 10
North West +18 37 £300 -22.58% 3
South East -19 26 £500 +11.11% 3
East of England -25 23 £400 +42.86% 4
Midlands +18 21 £378 -12.03% 3
South West +9 20 £325 +8.33% 1
West Midlands +8 14 £315 -28.61% 2
Yorkshire +26 12 £488 +98.98% 6
East Midlands -4 5 £500 +21.21% 1
North East +64 2 £625 +66.67% 1
Local Government
UK

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 57 (22.27%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (17.19%) SQL
2 44 (17.19%) Project Management
2 44 (17.19%) Finance
3 38 (14.84%) PRINCE2
4 35 (13.67%) Microsoft
5 30 (11.72%) SQL Server
6 26 (10.16%) Stakeholder Management
7 24 (9.38%) Migration
7 24 (9.38%) ITIL
8 23 (8.98%) CRM
9 21 (8.20%) Windows
9 21 (8.20%) Change Management
10 18 (7.03%) Analytical Skills
11 17 (6.64%) Active Directory
11 17 (6.64%) .NET
11 17 (6.64%) Oracle
11 17 (6.64%) Back Office
12 16 (6.25%) Scrum
12 16 (6.25%) Citrix
12 16 (6.25%) Security Cleared
12 16 (6.25%) Dynamics 365
13 15 (5.86%) Degree
14 14 (5.47%) Service Delivery
14 14 (5.47%) Business Intelligence
14 14 (5.47%) TOGAF
14 14 (5.47%) Business Analysis
15 13 (5.08%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 13 (5.08%) Team Foundation Server
15 13 (5.08%) Programme Management

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 12 (4.69%) MS Exchange
2 8 (3.13%) SharePoint
3 7 (2.73%) CMS
3 7 (2.73%) Skype for Business
4 4 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (1.17%) OpenStack
6 2 (0.78%) Apache
6 2 (0.78%) Cloud Foundry
6 2 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (0.78%) IIS
6 2 (0.78%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.78%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.39%) ArcGIS
7 1 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.39%) JBoss
7 1 (0.39%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.39%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (0.39%) SAS
7 1 (0.39%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.39%) WildFly
Applications
1 11 (4.30%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (3.13%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (1.95%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.78%) SPSS
5 1 (0.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.39%) Stata
Business Applications
1 12 (4.69%) Unit4 Business World
2 9 (3.52%) Dynamics AX
3 8 (3.13%) Dynamics CRM
4 7 (2.73%) Oracle EBS
5 5 (1.95%) Oracle EBS R12
6 3 (1.17%) Northgate Housing
7 2 (0.78%) HFM
7 2 (0.78%) Oracle Cash Management
7 2 (0.78%) Oracle Payables
7 2 (0.78%) Oracle Receivables
8 1 (0.39%) Oracle Applications
8 1 (0.39%) Oracle E-Business Tax
8 1 (0.39%) Oracle General Ledger
8 1 (0.39%) Oracle Internet Expenses
8 1 (0.39%) Oracle iProcurement
8 1 (0.39%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
Cloud Services
1 16 (6.25%) Dynamics 365
2 12 (4.69%) Office 365
3 11 (4.30%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (3.13%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (1.17%) OneDrive
6 2 (0.78%) Yammer
7 1 (0.39%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.39%) Amazon ELB
7 1 (0.39%) GitHub
7 1 (0.39%) IaaS
7 1 (0.39%) iPaaS
7 1 (0.39%) PaaS
7 1 (0.39%) Route 53
7 1 (0.39%) SaaS
7 1 (0.39%) Slack
7 1 (0.39%) SuccessFactors
7 1 (0.39%) Taleo
7 1 (0.39%) Trello
7 1 (0.39%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 9 (3.52%) ATM
2 7 (2.73%) DNS
2 7 (2.73%) SAN
3 5 (1.95%) DHCP
3 5 (1.95%) Firewall
3 5 (1.95%) SMS
4 4 (1.56%) NAS
5 3 (1.17%) Skype
5 3 (1.17%) TCP/IP
6 2 (0.78%) Broadband
6 2 (0.78%) Internet
6 2 (0.78%) LAN
6 2 (0.78%) NetScaler
6 2 (0.78%) Unified Communications
6 2 (0.78%) VPN
6 2 (0.78%) WAN
7 1 (0.39%) Fibre Channel
7 1 (0.39%) Network Security
7 1 (0.39%) VLAN
7 1 (0.39%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (11.72%) SQL Server
2 8 (3.13%) PostgreSQL
2 8 (3.13%) RDBMS
2 8 (3.13%) Relational Database
3 6 (2.34%) Amazon QuickSight
4 5 (1.95%) GIS
4 5 (1.95%) Oracle Database
4 5 (1.95%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (1.95%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (1.95%) SQL Server 2016
4 5 (1.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (1.56%) Oracle BI EE
5 4 (1.56%) Oracle Database 11g
5 4 (1.56%) QGIS
5 4 (1.56%) SQL Server 2000
5 4 (1.56%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (1.17%) Amazon RDS
6 3 (1.17%) QlikView
7 2 (0.78%) Endeca
7 2 (0.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 13 (5.08%) Team Foundation Server
2 11 (4.30%) Visual Studio
3 4 (1.56%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 3 (1.17%) Jenkins
4 3 (1.17%) Toad
5 2 (0.78%) Artifactory
5 2 (0.78%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.78%) Liquibase
5 2 (0.78%) Oracle APEX
6 1 (0.39%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.39%) Bitbucket
6 1 (0.39%) Gerrit
6 1 (0.39%) GitLab
6 1 (0.39%) JIRA
6 1 (0.39%) Maven
6 1 (0.39%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 44 (17.19%) Finance
2 17 (6.64%) Back Office
3 8 (3.13%) Legal
4 7 (2.73%) Manufacturing
5 6 (2.34%) Law
5 6 (2.34%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.56%) Electronics
6 4 (1.56%) Marketing
7 3 (1.17%) Front Office
7 3 (1.17%) Retail
8 2 (0.78%) Banking
8 2 (0.78%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.39%) Automotive
9 1 (0.39%) General Ledger
9 1 (0.39%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 40 (15.63%) Project Manager
2 34 (13.28%) Analyst
3 28 (10.94%) Architect
4 27 (10.55%) Developer
5 26 (10.16%) Programme Manager
6 19 (7.42%) Business Analyst
7 15 (5.86%) Consultant
8 13 (5.08%) Solutions Architect
9 12 (4.69%) Enterprise Architect
10 9 (3.52%) Microsoft Developer
11 7 (2.73%) DBA
11 7 (2.73%) Head of Projects
11 7 (2.73%) ICT Manager
11 7 (2.73%) Report Analyst
11 7 (2.73%) Senior Manager
11 7 (2.73%) SQL Analyst
11 7 (2.73%) SQL Reporting Analyst
12 6 (2.34%) Senior Project Manager
12 6 (2.34%) Support Officer
12 6 (2.34%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (6.64%) .NET
2 11 (4.30%) HTML
2 11 (4.30%) XML
3 6 (2.34%) CSS
3 6 (2.34%) JSON
4 4 (1.56%) jQuery
5 3 (1.17%) Ajax
5 3 (1.17%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 3 (1.17%) Middleware
5 3 (1.17%) REST
5 3 (1.17%) SOAP
5 3 (1.17%) WCF
5 3 (1.17%) Web Services
5 3 (1.17%) XSL
6 2 (0.78%) Oracle Fusion
6 2 (0.78%) Oracle GoldenGate
6 2 (0.78%) XHTML
7 1 (0.39%) Natural Language Processing
7 1 (0.39%) Spring
7 1 (0.39%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 18 (7.03%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (3.91%) Management Information System
3 9 (3.52%) CCTV
4 8 (3.13%) Data Centre
5 6 (2.34%) User Experience
6 5 (1.95%) Clustering
6 5 (1.95%) Data Protection Act
6 5 (1.95%) PKI
7 4 (1.56%) EMC VMAX
7 4 (1.56%) EMC VNX
7 4 (1.56%) Freedom of Information
7 4 (1.56%) Freedom of Information Act
7 4 (1.56%) VxBlock/Vblock
8 3 (1.17%) Fat Client
8 3 (1.17%) Greenfield Project
8 3 (1.17%) LLPG
8 3 (1.17%) Thin Client
8 3 (1.17%) Virtual Team
9 2 (0.78%) Client/Server
9 2 (0.78%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 21 (8.20%) Windows
2 10 (3.91%) Windows Server
3 9 (3.52%) Windows 7
4 7 (2.73%) Linux
4 7 (2.73%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (1.95%) Unix
6 4 (1.56%) Solaris
6 4 (1.56%) Windows 10
7 3 (1.17%) AIX
7 3 (1.17%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (1.17%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.78%) MVS
9 1 (0.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.39%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (22.27%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (17.19%) Project Management
3 38 (14.84%) PRINCE2
4 26 (10.16%) Stakeholder Management
5 24 (9.38%) ITIL
5 24 (9.38%) Migration
6 23 (8.98%) CRM
7 21 (8.20%) Change Management
8 16 (6.25%) Scrum
9 14 (5.47%) Business Analysis
9 14 (5.47%) Business Intelligence
9 14 (5.47%) Service Delivery
9 14 (5.47%) TOGAF
10 13 (5.08%) Programme Management
10 13 (5.08%) User Stories
11 12 (4.69%) Enterprise Architecture
11 12 (4.69%) ERP
12 11 (4.30%) Information Governance
12 11 (4.30%) Release Management
13 10 (3.91%) Digital Transformation Programme
Programming Languages
1 44 (17.19%) SQL
2 10 (3.91%) JavaScript
3 8 (3.13%) X++
4 7 (2.73%) C
5 6 (2.34%) VBA
6 4 (1.56%) Java
7 3 (1.17%) PHP
8 2 (0.78%) PL/SQL
8 2 (0.78%) Python
8 2 (0.78%) R
9 1 (0.39%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 1 (0.39%) MATLAB
9 1 (0.39%) Perl
9 1 (0.39%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.39%) Ruby
9 1 (0.39%) Scala
9 1 (0.39%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.39%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (6.25%) Security Cleared
2 15 (5.86%) Degree
3 13 (5.08%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 12 (4.69%) SC Cleared
5 9 (3.52%) Microsoft Certification
6 8 (3.13%) MCSA
7 6 (2.34%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 5 (1.95%) BPSS Clearance
8 5 (1.95%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 5 (1.95%) MCITP
9 4 (1.56%) MCSE
9 4 (1.56%) PMP
10 3 (1.17%) CCA
10 3 (1.17%) Citrix Certification
10 3 (1.17%) MCP
11 1 (0.39%) CCNP
11 1 (0.39%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (0.39%) ISEB
11 1 (0.39%) PMI Certification
11 1 (0.39%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.91%) PMO
2 8 (3.13%) GDPR
3 6 (2.34%) Data Quality
4 5 (1.95%) QA
5 4 (1.56%) PCI DSS
6 3 (1.17%) BS7666
7 2 (0.78%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 2 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.39%) Actionable Recommendations
8 1 (0.39%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.39%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 1 (0.39%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.39%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (6.64%) Active Directory
2 7 (2.73%) XenApp
3 6 (2.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (2.34%) vSphere
4 4 (1.56%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 3 (1.17%) Docker
6 1 (0.39%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.39%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 11 (4.30%) SCCM
2 9 (3.52%) SCOM
3 8 (3.13%) NetBackup
4 5 (1.95%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 4 (1.56%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 3 (1.17%) Puppet
7 2 (0.78%) Ansible
7 2 (0.78%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 2 (0.78%) Oracle RMAN
8 1 (0.39%) Cobbler
8 1 (0.39%) Failover Clustering
8 1 (0.39%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.39%) Perfmon
8 1 (0.39%) SCOrch
8 1 (0.39%) SmoothWall
8 1 (0.39%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 1 (0.39%) Terraform
8 1 (0.39%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.39%) WSUS
8 1 (0.39%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 35 (13.67%) Microsoft
2 17 (6.64%) Oracle
3 16 (6.25%) Citrix
4 12 (4.69%) VMware
5 9 (3.52%) Capita
6 6 (2.34%) Cisco
6 6 (2.34%) Northgate
7 5 (1.95%) SAP
8 4 (1.56%) Dell
8 4 (1.56%) EMC
8 4 (1.56%) RedGate
9 3 (1.17%) Juniper
9 3 (1.17%) Sitecore
10 2 (0.78%) BT
10 2 (0.78%) HP
10 2 (0.78%) Hyperion
10 2 (0.78%) Informatica
10 2 (0.78%) MuleSoft
10 2 (0.78%) Pegasus
10 2 (0.78%) Red Hat