Period
to 12 May 2021

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 12 May 2021 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
12 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 338 313 447
Rank change year-on-year -25 +134 +37
Contract jobs citing Local Government 289 349 442
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.65% 0.76% 0.52%
As % of the General category 1.22% 1.51% 1.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 196 257 324
10th Percentile £213 £200 £300
25th Percentile £300 £298 £350
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £375 £400 £400
Median % change year-on-year -6.25% - +5.12%
75th Percentile £488 £488 £500
90th Percentile £569 £575 £575
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 36 45
10th Percentile £15.91 £15.38 £13.11
25th Percentile £17.90 £18.38 £16.50
Median hourly rate £21.05 £21.32 £18.50
Median % change year-on-year -1.28% +15.26% -8.28%
75th Percentile £24.35 £27.44 £24.11
90th Percentile £25.50 £42.48 £35.27
UK median hourly rate £21.05 £21.15 £18.50
% change year-on-year -0.45% +14.30% -8.28%

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 23,692 23,132 44,185
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 53.00% 50.49% 52.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 16,002 15,227 29,410
10th Percentile £300 £250 £288
25th Percentile £400 £375 £381
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% - +2.15%
75th Percentile £600 £588 £581
90th Percentile £700 £675 £675
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 947 933 1,259
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.36 £10.75
25th Percentile £14.50 £14.75 £13.75
Median hourly rate £22.50 £19.50 £18.70
Median % change year-on-year +15.38% +4.28% +1.08%
75th Percentile £43.75 £38.75 £38.75
90th Percentile £55.00 £51.75 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £18.61
% change year-on-year +12.50% +7.47% +3.39%

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 12 May 2021.

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 12 May 2021.

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 12 May 2021. 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 -79 127 £400 +6.67% 18
South East +47 60 £350 -12.50% 36
North of England +49 49 £360 +10.77% 24
North West +14 24 £263 -19.23% 12
Yorkshire +34 16 £463 +42.31% 9
Midlands +4 14 £350 -22.22% 18
South West +19 12 £313 -30.56% 20
North East +32 9 £215 -38.57% 3
West Midlands +7 9 £338 -30.77% 10
East of England +10 7 £217 -33.13% 11
East Midlands +16 5 £400 -11.11% 8
Local Government
UK

For the 6 months to 12 May 2021, 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 99 (34.26%) Public Sector
2 66 (22.84%) Finance
3 52 (17.99%) Agile Software Development
4 51 (17.65%) Social Skills
5 47 (16.26%) Project Management
6 34 (11.76%) Oracle
7 30 (10.38%) Security Cleared
8 29 (10.03%) ITIL
9 26 (9.00%) SQL
10 25 (8.65%) Analytical Skills
11 24 (8.30%) Microsoft 365
11 24 (8.30%) Microsoft
11 24 (8.30%) Project Delivery
12 23 (7.96%) Problem-Solving
12 23 (7.96%) Law
13 22 (7.61%) Information Security
14 21 (7.27%) PRINCE2
15 20 (6.92%) Business Intelligence
15 20 (6.92%) Stakeholder Management
15 20 (6.92%) Decision-Making
16 19 (6.57%) Business Case
17 18 (6.23%) Cybersecurity
18 17 (5.88%) Analytics
18 17 (5.88%) User Acceptance Testing
18 17 (5.88%) Change Management
19 16 (5.54%) GIS
19 16 (5.54%) Python
19 16 (5.54%) Service Delivery
19 16 (5.54%) Organisational Skills
20 15 (5.19%) Management Information System

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 11 (3.81%) Jadu
2 6 (2.08%) SharePoint
3 4 (1.38%) ArcGIS
4 3 (1.04%) Apache Spark
5 2 (0.69%) Apache
5 2 (0.69%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (0.69%) CMS
5 2 (0.69%) MS Exchange
5 2 (0.69%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.35%) Blackboard Learn
6 1 (0.35%) Drupal
6 1 (0.35%) IIS
6 1 (0.35%) Moodle
6 1 (0.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.35%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.35%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.35%) Umbraco
Applications
1 13 (4.50%) Microsoft Project
2 12 (4.15%) Microsoft Office
3 11 (3.81%) Chatbot
4 9 (3.11%) Microsoft Excel
5 6 (2.08%) Spreadsheet
5 6 (2.08%) SPSS
5 6 (2.08%) Stata
6 2 (0.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 1 (0.35%) Adobe Captivate
7 1 (0.35%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 13 (4.50%) Oracle EBS R12
2 5 (1.73%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (1.73%) Oracle Payables
2 5 (1.73%) Oracle Receivables
3 4 (1.38%) iTrent
4 3 (1.04%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 2 (0.69%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.69%) Infor M3
5 2 (0.69%) Oracle ERP
5 2 (0.69%) Oracle Payroll
5 2 (0.69%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
6 1 (0.35%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.35%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.35%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 24 (8.30%) Microsoft 365
2 14 (4.84%) Azure
3 13 (4.50%) Power Platform
4 6 (2.08%) AWS
5 4 (1.38%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (1.04%) Azure Active Directory
6 3 (1.04%) PaaS
6 3 (1.04%) SaaS
7 2 (0.69%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.35%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (0.35%) Azure Logic Apps
8 1 (0.35%) Azure Service Bus
8 1 (0.35%) GitHub
8 1 (0.35%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.35%) IaaS
8 1 (0.35%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.73%) Firewall
1 5 (1.73%) Internet
2 3 (1.04%) Intranet
2 3 (1.04%) Unified Communications
3 2 (0.69%) 5G
3 2 (0.69%) DNS
3 2 (0.69%) NetScaler
3 2 (0.69%) VoIP
4 1 (0.35%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (0.35%) DHCP
4 1 (0.35%) MPLS
4 1 (0.35%) Network Security
4 1 (0.35%) SAN
4 1 (0.35%) Skype
4 1 (0.35%) VPN
4 1 (0.35%) WAN
4 1 (0.35%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (5.54%) GIS
2 12 (4.15%) Power BI
3 4 (1.38%) Big Data
3 4 (1.38%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (1.38%) Oracle Database
3 4 (1.38%) SQL Server
4 2 (0.69%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (0.69%) Oracle Database 12c
4 2 (0.69%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.35%) Data Lake
5 1 (0.35%) EDMS
5 1 (0.35%) MySQL
5 1 (0.35%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.35%) Oracle Exadata
5 1 (0.35%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (0.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.35%) Star Schema
5 1 (0.35%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 2 (0.69%) JIRA
1 2 (0.69%) Oracle APEX
1 2 (0.69%) Postman
1 2 (0.69%) SoapUI
1 2 (0.69%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (0.69%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.35%) JMeter
2 1 (0.35%) LoadRunner
2 1 (0.35%) Oracle Forms
General
1 99 (34.26%) Public Sector
2 66 (22.84%) Finance
3 51 (17.65%) Social Skills
4 25 (8.65%) Analytical Skills
5 23 (7.96%) Law
6 16 (5.54%) Organisational Skills
7 11 (3.81%) Telecoms
8 10 (3.46%) Legal
9 8 (2.77%) Presentation Skills
10 6 (2.08%) Influencing Skills
11 5 (1.73%) Banking
12 4 (1.38%) Marketing
13 3 (1.04%) Electronics
13 3 (1.04%) Manufacturing
14 2 (0.69%) Advertising
14 2 (0.69%) Aerospace
14 2 (0.69%) Back Office
14 2 (0.69%) Billing
15 1 (0.35%) Environmental Health
15 1 (0.35%) Fire and Rescue
Job Titles
1 53 (18.34%) Analyst
2 35 (12.11%) Project Manager
3 17 (5.88%) Developer
4 16 (5.54%) Business Analyst
5 15 (5.19%) Data Analyst
6 14 (4.84%) Architect
6 14 (4.84%) Consultant
7 12 (4.15%) Solutions Architect
8 11 (3.81%) Desktop Engineer
8 11 (3.81%) Desktop Support
8 11 (3.81%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 11 (3.81%) Support Engineer
9 9 (3.11%) Delivery Manager
9 9 (3.11%) Information Analyst
10 8 (2.77%) Applications Support
10 8 (2.77%) Programme Manager
11 7 (2.42%) Business Intelligence Analyst
11 7 (2.42%) Data Scientist
11 7 (2.42%) IT Manager
12 6 (2.08%) Support Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (5.19%) HTML
1 15 (5.19%) Web Services
2 13 (4.50%) CSS
3 11 (3.81%) JSON
3 11 (3.81%) RESTful
4 10 (3.46%) HTML5
4 10 (3.46%) Twig
5 9 (3.11%) CSS3
6 8 (2.77%) .NET
6 8 (2.77%) Oracle Fusion
7 6 (2.08%) REST
8 5 (1.73%) SOAP
9 3 (1.04%) .NET Framework
9 3 (1.04%) pytest
10 2 (0.69%) Apache Thrift
10 2 (0.69%) ASP.NET
10 2 (0.69%) ASP.NET Core
10 2 (0.69%) Node.js
10 2 (0.69%) WCF
10 2 (0.69%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (5.19%) Management Information System
2 14 (4.84%) Social Media
3 13 (4.50%) NHS
4 12 (4.15%) Freedom of Information
5 11 (3.81%) User Experience
6 6 (2.08%) Data Protection Act
7 5 (1.73%) e-Learning
8 4 (1.38%) Driving Licence
9 3 (1.04%) Algorithms
9 3 (1.04%) Data Centre
10 2 (0.69%) Hybrid Cloud
10 2 (0.69%) Internet of Things
10 2 (0.69%) N-Tier
10 2 (0.69%) PMI
11 1 (0.35%) Clustering
11 1 (0.35%) Freedom of Information Act
11 1 (0.35%) iPad
11 1 (0.35%) IVR
11 1 (0.35%) Life Science
11 1 (0.35%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 15 (5.19%) Windows
2 9 (3.11%) Unix
3 4 (1.38%) Windows 10
4 3 (1.04%) Linux
4 3 (1.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (0.69%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.35%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (17.99%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (16.26%) Project Management
3 29 (10.03%) ITIL
4 24 (8.30%) Project Delivery
5 23 (7.96%) Problem-Solving
6 22 (7.61%) Information Security
7 21 (7.27%) PRINCE2
8 20 (6.92%) Business Intelligence
8 20 (6.92%) Decision-Making
8 20 (6.92%) Stakeholder Management
9 19 (6.57%) Business Case
10 18 (6.23%) Cybersecurity
11 17 (5.88%) Analytics
11 17 (5.88%) Change Management
11 17 (5.88%) User Acceptance Testing
12 16 (5.54%) Service Delivery
13 15 (5.19%) Stakeholder Engagement
14 14 (4.84%) Artificial Intelligence
14 14 (4.84%) Business Analysis
15 13 (4.50%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 26 (9.00%) SQL
2 16 (5.54%) Python
3 15 (5.19%) JavaScript
4 14 (4.84%) C
5 10 (3.46%) PHP
5 10 (3.46%) R
6 6 (2.08%) T-SQL
7 5 (1.73%) C#
8 3 (1.04%) sed
9 2 (0.69%) Java
9 2 (0.69%) PL/SQL
9 2 (0.69%) Ruby
10 1 (0.35%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.35%) VB
10 1 (0.35%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 30 (10.38%) Security Cleared
2 14 (4.84%) Degree
3 13 (4.50%) ITIL Certification
4 11 (3.81%) DBS Check
5 8 (2.77%) SC Cleared
6 6 (2.08%) CISM
6 6 (2.08%) CISSP
7 5 (1.73%) CISA
7 5 (1.73%) DV Cleared
7 5 (1.73%) PMP
8 4 (1.38%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
8 4 (1.38%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
8 4 (1.38%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 3 (1.04%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 2 (0.69%) APMP
10 2 (0.69%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (0.69%) PMI Certification
11 1 (0.35%) CompTIA Security+
11 1 (0.35%) MRICS
11 1 (0.35%) NVQ Level 3
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (4.50%) GDPR
2 12 (4.15%) Disclosure Scotland
3 10 (3.46%) PMO
3 10 (3.46%) QA
4 5 (1.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (1.38%) COBIT
5 4 (1.38%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.69%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 2 (0.69%) NEBOSH
6 2 (0.69%) SLA
7 1 (0.35%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.35%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.35%) NCSC
7 1 (0.35%) P3O
System Software
1 6 (2.08%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.35%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.35%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (0.35%) NFS
2 1 (0.35%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (0.35%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (2.08%) SCCM
2 5 (1.73%) Single Sign-On
3 1 (0.35%) AirWatch
3 1 (0.35%) EMC NetWorker
3 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (0.35%) Nagios
3 1 (0.35%) Nessus
3 1 (0.35%) NetBackup
3 1 (0.35%) WSUS
Vendors
1 34 (11.76%) Oracle
2 24 (8.30%) Microsoft
3 8 (2.77%) Capita
4 6 (2.08%) Citrix
4 6 (2.08%) SAP
5 3 (1.04%) Atlassian
5 3 (1.04%) Google
5 3 (1.04%) Red Hat
6 2 (0.69%) BiZZdesign
6 2 (0.69%) Cisco
6 2 (0.69%) Liquidlogic
6 2 (0.69%) Sparx
6 2 (0.69%) VMware
7 1 (0.35%) Adobe
7 1 (0.35%) Aruba
7 1 (0.35%) Blackboard
7 1 (0.35%) EMC
7 1 (0.35%) HP
7 1 (0.35%) Sun
7 1 (0.35%) Veeam