Period
to 1 October 2020

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 1 October 2020 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
1 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 265 418 525
Rank change year-on-year +153 +107 -107
Contract jobs citing Local Government 223 432 366
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.86% 0.54% 0.39%
As % of the General category 2.03% 1.39% 0.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 184 308 209
Median daily rate £350 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £206 £213 £280
90th Percentile £571 £579 £575
UK median daily rate £338 £400 £403
% change year-on-year -15.63% -0.71% +6.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 34 48
Median hourly rate £20.37 £17.97 £22.42
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.39% -19.87% +12.10%
10th Percentile £12.81 £12.69 £15.30
90th Percentile £32.45 £35.00 £35.00
UK median hourly rate £19.69 £17.97 £22.21
% change year-on-year +9.60% -19.11% +12.97%

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 10,963 31,131 37,606
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 42.29% 38.88% 40.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,170 20,221 24,885
Median daily rate £500 £498 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.50% +4.74% +2.70%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £300
90th Percentile £722 £675 £675
UK median daily rate £500 £480 £475
% change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 381 872 992
Median hourly rate £31.39 £22.36 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.37% +1.65% -2.22%
10th Percentile £12.76 £12.50 £12.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.00 £48.75
Median hourly rate £30.85 £22.32 £21.04
% change year-on-year +38.25% +6.06% -6.57%

Local Government
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Local Government in England

Local Government
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Local Government in England.

Daily rate trend for Local Government in England

Local Government
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Local Government in England over the 6 months to 1 October 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Local Government in England

Local Government
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Local Government in England.

Hourly rate trend for Local Government in England

Local Government
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Local Government in England over the 6 months to 1 October 2020.

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 1 October 2020. 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 +139 123 £400 - 22
South East +181 46 £213 -50.00% 16
North of England +83 21 £413 +13.79% 18
North West +66 19 £413 +17.86% 12
South West +75 14 £356 -24.20% 14
Midlands +68 12 £413 +22.22% 5
East Midlands +58 7 £425 +88.89% 3
West Midlands +47 5 £300 -11.11% 2
East of England +84 3 £264 -41.20% 6
Yorkshire +66 2 - - 3
Local Government
UK

For the 6 months to 1 October 2020, 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 80 (35.87%) Public Sector
2 39 (17.49%) Migration
3 36 (16.14%) Agile Software Development
4 30 (13.45%) Microsoft
5 28 (12.56%) SQL
6 26 (11.66%) Microsoft Office
7 25 (11.21%) Microsoft Excel
8 24 (10.76%) ITIL
9 23 (10.31%) Business Intelligence
10 21 (9.42%) Project Delivery
10 21 (9.42%) Data Migration
11 20 (8.97%) Security Cleared
11 20 (8.97%) User Experience
11 20 (8.97%) SQL Server
11 20 (8.97%) GIS
12 19 (8.52%) CRM
12 19 (8.52%) Office 365
13 18 (8.07%) Project Management
13 18 (8.07%) Finance
13 18 (8.07%) Telecoms
14 17 (7.62%) Windows
15 16 (7.17%) Azure
16 15 (6.73%) Oracle
16 15 (6.73%) Service Delivery
16 15 (6.73%) Northgate
17 14 (6.28%) SharePoint
17 14 (6.28%) Data Protection
17 14 (6.28%) Analytical Skills
18 13 (5.83%) PRINCE2
18 13 (5.83%) JavaScript

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 (6.28%) SharePoint
2 9 (4.04%) CMS
3 3 (1.35%) ArcGIS
3 3 (1.35%) SAS
3 3 (1.35%) Sitecore CMS
4 2 (0.90%) Umbraco
5 1 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.45%) IIS
5 1 (0.45%) Jadu
5 1 (0.45%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.45%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.45%) WordPress
Applications
1 26 (11.66%) Microsoft Office
2 25 (11.21%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (2.69%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (1.35%) SPSS
5 2 (0.90%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.45%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.45%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.45%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (3.59%) Dynamics CRM
1 8 (3.59%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 7 (3.14%) Northgate Housing
3 4 (1.79%) ContrOCC
4 2 (0.90%) Unit4 Business World
5 1 (0.45%) Aareon QL
5 1 (0.45%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
5 1 (0.45%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.45%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.45%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 19 (8.52%) Office 365
2 16 (7.17%) Azure
3 11 (4.93%) Power Platform
4 4 (1.79%) AWS
4 4 (1.79%) Dynamics 365
4 4 (1.79%) Google Analytics
5 3 (1.35%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (0.90%) IaaS
6 2 (0.90%) OneDrive
6 2 (0.90%) PaaS
6 2 (0.90%) Power Automate
7 1 (0.45%) GCP
7 1 (0.45%) Mimecast
7 1 (0.45%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.14%) Firewall
2 6 (2.69%) Intranet
3 4 (1.79%) Cisco IPT
3 4 (1.79%) IP Telephony
4 3 (1.35%) WAN
5 2 (0.90%) DNS
5 2 (0.90%) Internet
5 2 (0.90%) LAN
5 2 (0.90%) VPN
6 1 (0.45%) ADSL
6 1 (0.45%) DHCP
6 1 (0.45%) SAN
6 1 (0.45%) Software-Defined Networking
6 1 (0.45%) SSL
6 1 (0.45%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.45%) VLAN
6 1 (0.45%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (8.97%) GIS
1 20 (8.97%) SQL Server
2 11 (4.93%) Power BI
3 8 (3.59%) MySQL
4 7 (3.14%) BusinessObjects
5 4 (1.79%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (1.79%) Geospatial Data
5 4 (1.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (0.90%) EDRMS
6 2 (0.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (0.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.45%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
7 1 (0.45%) Oracle BI Publisher
7 1 (0.45%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (0.45%) Git (software)
1 1 (0.45%) Oracle Forms
1 1 (0.45%) RStudio
1 1 (0.45%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (0.45%) Visual Studio
General
1 80 (35.87%) Public Sector
2 18 (8.07%) Finance
2 18 (8.07%) Telecoms
3 5 (2.24%) Legal
4 4 (1.79%) Electronics
4 4 (1.79%) Manufacturing
4 4 (1.79%) Marketing
5 2 (0.90%) Back Office
5 2 (0.90%) General Ledger
5 2 (0.90%) Police
6 1 (0.45%) Front Office
6 1 (0.45%) Housing Association
6 1 (0.45%) Social Housing
Job Titles
1 37 (16.59%) Project Manager
2 24 (10.76%) Analyst
3 19 (8.52%) Developer
4 13 (5.83%) Fibre Planner
5 10 (4.48%) Data Analyst
6 9 (4.04%) ICT Manager
6 9 (4.04%) IT Manager
7 8 (3.59%) Architect
7 8 (3.59%) Desktop Support
7 8 (3.59%) Salesforce Developer
8 7 (3.14%) ICT Project Manager
8 7 (3.14%) Network Engineer
9 6 (2.69%) Consultant
9 6 (2.69%) Designer
9 6 (2.69%) Migration Manager
10 5 (2.24%) Business Analyst
10 5 (2.24%) Desktop Analyst
10 5 (2.24%) Desktop Support Analyst
10 5 (2.24%) Programme Manager
10 5 (2.24%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (3.59%) Visualforce
2 5 (2.24%) HTML
3 4 (1.79%) CSS
4 3 (1.35%) XML
4 3 (1.35%) XSLT
5 2 (0.90%) HTML5
5 2 (0.90%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 1 (0.45%) Ajax
6 1 (0.45%) CSS3
6 1 (0.45%) HTML5 Canvas
6 1 (0.45%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 20 (8.97%) User Experience
2 14 (6.28%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (4.04%) NHS
4 8 (3.59%) Management Information System
5 7 (3.14%) Data Centre
6 4 (1.79%) Handset
7 3 (1.35%) Blackberry
7 3 (1.35%) Data Protection Act
7 3 (1.35%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.45%) Blog
8 1 (0.45%) Cyberthreat
8 1 (0.45%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.45%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.45%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (0.45%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.45%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (0.45%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.45%) Taxonomies
8 1 (0.45%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.45%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 17 (7.62%) Windows
2 9 (4.04%) Windows 10
3 4 (1.79%) Apple iOS
3 4 (1.79%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.45%) Unix
4 1 (0.45%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (17.49%) Migration
2 36 (16.14%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (10.76%) ITIL
4 23 (10.31%) Business Intelligence
5 21 (9.42%) Data Migration
5 21 (9.42%) Project Delivery
6 19 (8.52%) CRM
7 18 (8.07%) Project Management
8 15 (6.73%) Service Delivery
9 14 (6.28%) Data Protection
10 13 (5.83%) CAD
10 13 (5.83%) PRINCE2
11 11 (4.93%) Asset Management
11 11 (4.93%) Problem-Solving
11 11 (4.93%) Programme Management
11 11 (4.93%) Service Design
11 11 (4.93%) User Acceptance Testing
12 10 (4.48%) Analytics
12 10 (4.48%) Data Management
13 9 (4.04%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 28 (12.56%) SQL
2 13 (5.83%) JavaScript
3 12 (5.38%) Java
4 8 (3.59%) Apex Code
5 6 (2.69%) Python
6 2 (0.90%) VBA
7 1 (0.45%) PHP
7 1 (0.45%) R
Qualifications
1 20 (8.97%) Security Cleared
2 12 (5.38%) Degree
3 9 (4.04%) SC Cleared
4 7 (3.14%) ITIL Certification
5 6 (2.69%) BPSS Clearance
6 4 (1.79%) CCNA
6 4 (1.79%) CCNP
6 4 (1.79%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (1.79%) DBS Check
6 4 (1.79%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 3 (1.35%) CISSP
7 3 (1.35%) DV Cleared
7 3 (1.35%) MySQL Certification
8 2 (0.90%) CCAB
8 2 (0.90%) CESG Certified Professional
8 2 (0.90%) CIMA
8 2 (0.90%) CIPFA
8 2 (0.90%) CISM
8 2 (0.90%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.45%) ACCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.48%) GDPR
2 7 (3.14%) Data Quality
3 6 (2.69%) Disclosure Scotland
3 6 (2.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (2.69%) PMO
4 3 (1.35%) QA
5 2 (0.90%) NCSC
5 2 (0.90%) RMADS
5 2 (0.90%) WCAG
6 1 (0.45%) COBIT
6 1 (0.45%) IFRS
6 1 (0.45%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.45%) NIST
6 1 (0.45%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.45%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (2.69%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.45%) Virtual Desktop
2 1 (0.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.45%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 11 (4.93%) SCCM
2 5 (2.24%) Terraform
3 2 (0.90%) SCOM
3 2 (0.90%) Single Sign-On
4 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 30 (13.45%) Microsoft
2 15 (6.73%) Northgate
2 15 (6.73%) Oracle
3 10 (4.48%) Cisco
4 8 (3.59%) Salesforce.com
5 6 (2.69%) SAP
6 5 (2.24%) Sitecore
7 4 (1.79%) Citrix
7 4 (1.79%) Google
7 4 (1.79%) Liquidlogic
8 2 (0.90%) Capita
8 2 (0.90%) Ivanti
8 2 (0.90%) SolarWinds
8 2 (0.90%) Tableau
8 2 (0.90%) VMware
9 1 (0.45%) Aareon
9 1 (0.45%) Mapinfo
9 1 (0.45%) Orchard
9 1 (0.45%) Proofpoint
9 1 (0.45%) UiPath