Period
to 21 October 2018

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 21 October 2018 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
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 692 581 601
Rank change year-on-year -111 +20 -55
Contract jobs citing Local Government 161 273 292
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.17% 0.30% 0.30%
As % of the General category 0.47% 0.75% 0.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 183 198
England median daily rate £413 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +14.29% -
10th Percentile £280 £253 £205
90th Percentile £575 £580 £504
UK median daily rate £420 £400 £350
% change year-on-year +5.00% +14.29% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 12 30
England median hourly rate £22.65 £20.00 £22.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.25% -10.51% +17.63%
10th Percentile £17.26 £14.22 £14.29
90th Percentile £36.80 £25.77 £36.15
UK median hourly rate £22.65 £20.00 £22.35
% change year-on-year +13.25% -10.51% +17.63%

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 34,522 36,447 35,699
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 36.91% 39.89% 36.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,976 24,458 24,074
England median daily rate £485 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.11% +5.56% +4.65%
10th Percentile £300 £281 £263
90th Percentile £675 £663 £638
UK median daily rate £475 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 793 793 912
England median hourly rate £23.50 £26.44 £23.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.12% +11.49% +3.11%
10th Percentile £12.46 £12.01 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.20 £46.00
UK median hourly rate £23.25 £26.42 £23.75
% change year-on-year -12.02% +11.24% -4.43%

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 21 October 2018.

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 21 October 2018.

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 21 October 2018. 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 -52 67 £406 +1.56% 21
North of England -40 36 £360 +28.57% 7
North West -16 34 £360 +28.57% 1
Midlands -26 16 £475 +18.75% 13
East of England -25 15 £420 -16.00% 4
South West -28 15 £350 -3.45% 10
South East -28 13 £450 -10.00% 11
West Midlands -24 12 £475 +27.86% 4
East Midlands +9 2 - - 9
Yorkshire -30 2 £538 +10.26% 6
Local Government
UK

For the 6 months to 21 October 2018, 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 32 (19.88%) Windows
2 29 (18.01%) Project Management
2 29 (18.01%) Migration
3 25 (15.53%) Microsoft
4 23 (14.29%) SQL
4 23 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
5 20 (12.42%) SCCM
6 19 (11.80%) Office 365
6 19 (11.80%) Data Centre
6 19 (11.80%) JavaScript
7 16 (9.94%) Finance
8 15 (9.32%) SQL Server
9 14 (8.70%) Active Directory
9 14 (8.70%) Dynamics 365
10 13 (8.07%) Windows 10
10 13 (8.07%) Windows Server
10 13 (8.07%) Security Cleared
10 13 (8.07%) Service Delivery
10 13 (8.07%) Problem Management
11 12 (7.45%) Business Analysis
11 12 (7.45%) .NET
11 12 (7.45%) PRINCE2
11 12 (7.45%) SCOM
11 12 (7.45%) Microsoft Azure
11 12 (7.45%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 11 (6.83%) CSS
12 11 (6.83%) C#
12 11 (6.83%) Citrix
12 11 (6.83%) Change Management
12 11 (6.83%) Back Office

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 9 (5.59%) MS Exchange
1 9 (5.59%) Skype for Business
2 8 (4.97%) Exchange Server 2003
3 7 (4.35%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.24%) CMS
5 1 (0.62%) Apache
5 1 (0.62%) Confluence
5 1 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.62%) IIS
5 1 (0.62%) JBoss
5 1 (0.62%) Tomcat
Applications
1 6 (3.73%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (2.48%) MS Visio
3 3 (1.86%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.62%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.62%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 10 (6.21%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (2.48%) SAP S/4HANA
3 2 (1.24%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (1.24%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.62%) Infor M3
4 1 (0.62%) Northgate Housing
4 1 (0.62%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.62%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 19 (11.80%) Office 365
2 14 (8.70%) Dynamics 365
3 12 (7.45%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (1.86%) SaaS
5 2 (1.24%) PaaS
6 1 (0.62%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.62%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.48%) Broadband
2 3 (1.86%) Internet
2 3 (1.86%) Intranet
2 3 (1.86%) LAN
2 3 (1.86%) SAN
3 2 (1.24%) NAS
3 2 (1.24%) WAN
3 2 (1.24%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (0.62%) ATM
4 1 (0.62%) Reverse Proxy
4 1 (0.62%) Software-Defined Networking
4 1 (0.62%) SSL
4 1 (0.62%) Unified Communications
4 1 (0.62%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (9.32%) SQL Server
2 11 (6.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 8 (4.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (3.73%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (3.73%) SQL Server 2016
5 4 (2.48%) Power BI
6 3 (1.86%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (1.86%) MarkLogic
6 3 (1.86%) NoSQL
6 3 (1.86%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (1.86%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (1.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (1.24%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (1.24%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (0.62%) GIS
8 1 (0.62%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.62%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.62%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (1.24%) MSI
2 1 (0.62%) AdminStudio
2 1 (0.62%) JIRA
General
1 16 (9.94%) Finance
2 11 (6.83%) Back Office
3 10 (6.21%) Marketing
4 6 (3.73%) Telecoms
5 4 (2.48%) Legal
6 2 (1.24%) Front Office
7 1 (0.62%) Electronics
7 1 (0.62%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.62%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 26 (16.15%) Analyst
2 23 (14.29%) Project Manager
3 16 (9.94%) Business Analyst
3 16 (9.94%) Consultant
4 13 (8.07%) Developer
5 12 (7.45%) Architect
6 10 (6.21%) ICT Manager
7 9 (5.59%) Server Engineer
8 7 (4.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 6 (3.73%) IT Manager
9 6 (3.73%) Microsoft Developer
9 6 (3.73%) Programme Manager
10 4 (2.48%) CRM Developer
10 4 (2.48%) Desktop Support
10 4 (2.48%) Dynamics CRM Developer
10 4 (2.48%) ICT Support
10 4 (2.48%) IT Project Manager
10 4 (2.48%) Senior Analyst
10 4 (2.48%) ServiceNow Consultant
10 4 (2.48%) Support Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (7.45%) .NET
2 11 (6.83%) CSS
3 10 (6.21%) HTML
4 9 (5.59%) ASP.NET
5 8 (4.97%) ASP.NET Web API
5 8 (4.97%) WCF
6 5 (3.11%) AngularJS
7 3 (1.86%) XHTML
7 3 (1.86%) XML
8 2 (1.24%) Ajax
8 2 (1.24%) jQuery
8 2 (1.24%) RESTful
8 2 (1.24%) Web Services
9 1 (0.62%) CSS3
9 1 (0.62%) HTML5
9 1 (0.62%) JSON
9 1 (0.62%) LAMP
9 1 (0.62%) WAMP
Miscellaneous
1 19 (11.80%) Data Centre
2 9 (5.59%) PKI
3 7 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (3.73%) NHS
5 4 (2.48%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.48%) Self-Motivation
6 3 (1.86%) Hybrid Cloud
7 2 (1.24%) EMC VMAX
7 2 (1.24%) EMC VNX
7 2 (1.24%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.24%) Freedom of Information
7 2 (1.24%) Virtual Team
7 2 (1.24%) VxBlock/Vblock
8 1 (0.62%) CCTV
8 1 (0.62%) Clustering
8 1 (0.62%) CMDB
8 1 (0.62%) e-Learning
8 1 (0.62%) LLPG
8 1 (0.62%) Robotics
8 1 (0.62%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 32 (19.88%) Windows
2 13 (8.07%) Windows 10
2 13 (8.07%) Windows Server
3 9 (5.59%) Windows Server 2003
4 8 (4.97%) Windows 7
5 4 (2.48%) Unix
5 4 (2.48%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.62%) AIX
6 1 (0.62%) Android
6 1 (0.62%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.62%) Linux
6 1 (0.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.62%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (18.01%) Migration
1 29 (18.01%) Project Management
2 23 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (8.07%) Problem Management
3 13 (8.07%) Service Delivery
4 12 (7.45%) Business Analysis
4 12 (7.45%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 12 (7.45%) PRINCE2
5 11 (6.83%) Change Management
5 11 (6.83%) Stakeholder Management
5 11 (6.83%) Workflow
6 10 (6.21%) Business Intelligence
6 10 (6.21%) Creative Thinking
6 10 (6.21%) CRM
7 9 (5.59%) Decision-Making
7 9 (5.59%) OO
7 9 (5.59%) OOP
8 8 (4.97%) Data Migration
8 8 (4.97%) ITIL
8 8 (4.97%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 23 (14.29%) SQL
2 19 (11.80%) JavaScript
3 11 (6.83%) C#
4 7 (4.35%) PowerShell
5 5 (3.11%) PL/SQL
6 4 (2.48%) Java
7 3 (1.86%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
7 3 (1.86%) T-SQL
7 3 (1.86%) XPath
7 3 (1.86%) XQuery
8 2 (1.24%) VBScript
9 1 (0.62%) PHP
9 1 (0.62%) VB
Qualifications
1 13 (8.07%) Security Cleared
2 9 (5.59%) SC Cleared
3 4 (2.48%) CTC Cleared
3 4 (2.48%) Degree
3 4 (2.48%) DV Cleared
4 2 (1.24%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (1.24%) ECDL
4 2 (1.24%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (1.24%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (0.62%) ISEB
5 1 (0.62%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.62%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.62%) NVQ Level 3
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.35%) Data Quality
2 5 (3.11%) PMO
3 4 (2.48%) QA
4 3 (1.86%) GDPR
5 2 (1.24%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (1.24%) SLA
6 1 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 1 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 14 (8.70%) Active Directory
2 10 (6.21%) XenApp
3 9 (5.59%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 7 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (2.48%) Hyper-V
5 4 (2.48%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (2.48%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 20 (12.42%) SCCM
2 12 (7.45%) SCOM
3 3 (1.86%) SCOrch
3 3 (1.86%) SCVMM
4 2 (1.24%) NetBackup
4 2 (1.24%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (1.24%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (0.62%) Cobbler
5 1 (0.62%) HP SIM
5 1 (0.62%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.62%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (0.62%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.62%) Puppet
5 1 (0.62%) SmoothWall
5 1 (0.62%) WSUS
Vendors
1 25 (15.53%) Microsoft
2 11 (6.83%) Citrix
3 9 (5.59%) SAP
4 8 (4.97%) Oracle
4 8 (4.97%) VMware
5 4 (2.48%) Northgate
5 4 (2.48%) ServiceNow
6 3 (1.86%) Dell
6 3 (1.86%) Jaspersoft
7 2 (1.24%) EMC
7 2 (1.24%) Sitecore
8 1 (0.62%) Adobe
8 1 (0.62%) Avaya
8 1 (0.62%) Cisco
8 1 (0.62%) ESRI
8 1 (0.62%) HP
8 1 (0.62%) Ivanti
8 1 (0.62%) McAfee
8 1 (0.62%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.62%) Splunk