Period
to 28 November 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 28 November 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
28 Nov 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 398 269 407
Rank change year-on-year -129 +138 +129
Contract jobs citing Local Government 397 272 429
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.57% 0.90% 0.57%
As % of the General category 1.06% 1.69% 1.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 314 192 331
10th Percentile £275 £206 £213
25th Percentile £313 £263 £313
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £400 £375 £400
Median % change year-on-year +6.81% -6.38% -3.03%
75th Percentile £470 £450 £499
90th Percentile £538 £575 £575
UK median daily rate £413 £372 £400
% change year-on-year +10.89% -7.00% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 51 35
10th Percentile £15.19 £16.00 £10.70
25th Percentile £19.40 £17.43 £15.50
Median hourly rate £22.09 £21.05 £18.00
Median % change year-on-year +4.94% +16.94% -10.00%
75th Percentile £24.36 £22.50 £22.83
90th Percentile £30.00 £26.96 £28.27
UK median hourly rate £22.05 £21.05 £18.00
% change year-on-year +4.73% +16.94% -7.22%

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 37,542 16,069 37,739
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 53.58% 52.98% 50.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 25,951 11,029 24,860
10th Percentile £306 £275 £256
25th Percentile £413 £375 £367
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £485 £475
Median % change year-on-year +8.25% +2.11% -
75th Percentile £638 £600 £575
90th Percentile £725 £700 £675
UK median daily rate £525 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +10.53% - +2.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,263 606 1,350
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.75 £11.25
25th Percentile £13.25 £15.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £18.70
Median % change year-on-year -15.56% +20.32% +1.08%
75th Percentile £42.60 £43.75 £37.50
90th Percentile £57.40 £52.63 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £19.43 £22.50 £18.90
% change year-on-year -13.67% +19.05% +5.00%

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 28 November 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 28 November 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 28 November 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 -149 175 £411 +9.67% 48
South East -89 63 £435 +91.84% 33
Midlands -30 59 £400 -8.57% 33
North of England -62 51 £375 -21.05% 54
West Midlands -25 43 £400 +6.67% 21
North West -55 34 £375 -21.05% 32
East of England -32 24 £375 +15.38% 18
East Midlands -24 16 £550 +19.57% 12
Yorkshire -39 14 £436 -14.98% 18
South West -50 14 £385 +10.00% 25
North East - 3 £348 - 4
Local Government
UK

For the 6 months to 28 November 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.

1 119 (29.97%) Public Sector
2 74 (18.64%) Social Skills
3 65 (16.37%) Microsoft
4 62 (15.62%) Finance
5 57 (14.36%) Azure
6 53 (13.35%) Project Management
7 52 (13.10%) Agile Software Development
8 38 (9.57%) Microsoft 365
9 37 (9.32%) Migration
10 32 (8.06%) Change Management
10 32 (8.06%) Problem-Solving
11 31 (7.81%) Management Information System
12 30 (7.56%) PRINCE2
13 28 (7.05%) ITIL
14 27 (6.80%) Line Management
15 26 (6.55%) Analytical Skills
15 26 (6.55%) SQL
15 26 (6.55%) Oracle
16 25 (6.30%) Dynamics 365
17 24 (6.05%) Stakeholder Management
17 24 (6.05%) Data Protection
18 23 (5.79%) Project Delivery
18 23 (5.79%) Power Platform
19 22 (5.54%) QA
19 22 (5.54%) Windows
20 21 (5.29%) Microsoft Office
20 21 (5.29%) Service Delivery
20 21 (5.29%) Information Governance
21 20 (5.04%) Business Case
21 20 (5.04%) Business Intelligence

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 18 (4.53%) SharePoint
2 6 (1.51%) Skype for Business
3 5 (1.26%) ArcGIS
4 3 (0.76%) CMS
4 3 (0.76%) Confluence
4 3 (0.76%) Smallworld
5 2 (0.50%) IIS
5 2 (0.50%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (0.25%) Jadu
6 1 (0.25%) SAS
Applications
1 21 (5.29%) Microsoft Office
2 18 (4.53%) Microsoft Excel
2 18 (4.53%) Microsoft Project
3 10 (2.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (1.51%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.25%) S-PLUS
5 1 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 15 (3.78%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.26%) ContrOCC
3 3 (0.76%) iTrent
3 3 (0.76%) OPENHousing
4 2 (0.50%) Northgate Housing
4 2 (0.50%) Oracle Payables
4 2 (0.50%) Oracle Receivables
4 2 (0.50%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 2 (0.50%) Workfront
5 1 (0.25%) Infor M3
5 1 (0.25%) Oracle Assets
5 1 (0.25%) Oracle Cash Management
5 1 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.25%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.25%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.25%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.25%) SAP HR
5 1 (0.25%) SystmOne
5 1 (0.25%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 57 (14.36%) Azure
2 38 (9.57%) Microsoft 365
3 25 (6.30%) Dynamics 365
4 23 (5.79%) Power Platform
5 8 (2.02%) Azure Active Directory
5 8 (2.02%) SaaS
6 7 (1.76%) IaaS
7 5 (1.26%) AWS
8 4 (1.01%) PaaS
9 2 (0.50%) Azure Event Grid
9 2 (0.50%) Azure Functions
9 2 (0.50%) Azure Logic Apps
9 2 (0.50%) Azure Service Bus
9 2 (0.50%) Azure Storage
9 2 (0.50%) Google Analytics
9 2 (0.50%) Serverless
10 1 (0.25%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 13 (3.27%) Firewall
1 13 (3.27%) WAN
2 11 (2.77%) LAN
3 8 (2.02%) Internet
3 8 (2.02%) VoIP
4 7 (1.76%) DNS
5 6 (1.51%) SAN
5 6 (1.51%) Skype
6 4 (1.01%) DHCP
6 4 (1.01%) SD-WAN
7 3 (0.76%) Wireless
8 2 (0.50%) Broadband
8 2 (0.50%) Cisco IPT
8 2 (0.50%) IP Telephony
8 2 (0.50%) MPLS
8 2 (0.50%) VPN
9 1 (0.25%) 4G
9 1 (0.25%) Junos
9 1 (0.25%) NAS
9 1 (0.25%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (4.53%) SQL Server
2 15 (3.78%) Power BI
3 12 (3.02%) GIS
4 9 (2.27%) EDRMS
5 8 (2.02%) Data Warehouse
5 8 (2.02%) Oracle Reports
6 6 (1.51%) Azure SQL Database
6 6 (1.51%) BusinessObjects
6 6 (1.51%) Tableau
7 4 (1.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (0.76%) NoSQL
8 3 (0.76%) QGIS
9 2 (0.50%) Metadata
9 2 (0.50%) Metadata Repository
9 2 (0.50%) Oracle Database
9 2 (0.50%) Redis
9 2 (0.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 1 (0.25%) MS Access
10 1 (0.25%) Spatial Data
10 1 (0.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 4 (1.01%) Git (software)
2 3 (0.76%) JIRA
2 3 (0.76%) Postman
2 3 (0.76%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (0.76%) Visual Studio
3 2 (0.50%) fastlane
3 2 (0.50%) Gradle
3 2 (0.50%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.50%) Maven
3 2 (0.50%) Mockito
3 2 (0.50%) Robolectric
3 2 (0.50%) Visual Studio Code
4 1 (0.25%) ClearCase
4 1 (0.25%) Oracle APEX
General
1 119 (29.97%) Public Sector
2 74 (18.64%) Social Skills
3 62 (15.62%) Finance
4 26 (6.55%) Analytical Skills
5 18 (4.53%) Legal
6 13 (3.27%) Law
7 10 (2.52%) Telecoms
8 9 (2.27%) Presentation Skills
9 6 (1.51%) Organisational Skills
10 5 (1.26%) Social Housing
11 3 (0.76%) Influencing Skills
11 3 (0.76%) Multimedia
11 3 (0.76%) Publishing
12 2 (0.50%) Automotive
12 2 (0.50%) Billing
12 2 (0.50%) Retail
13 1 (0.25%) Back Office
13 1 (0.25%) Manufacturing
13 1 (0.25%) Military
13 1 (0.25%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 87 (21.91%) Analyst
2 74 (18.64%) Project Manager
3 31 (7.81%) Business Analyst
4 17 (4.28%) Data Analyst
4 17 (4.28%) IT Manager
5 16 (4.03%) Senior Manager
6 14 (3.53%) Consultant
6 14 (3.53%) Senior Project Manager
7 13 (3.27%) Architect
7 13 (3.27%) Developer
7 13 (3.27%) IT Project Manager
8 12 (3.02%) Applications Support
9 10 (2.52%) Test Manager
10 9 (2.27%) Desktop Support
10 9 (2.27%) Network Engineer
11 8 (2.02%) Delivery Manager
11 8 (2.02%) Programme Manager
11 8 (2.02%) Records Manager
11 8 (2.02%) Support Engineer
11 8 (2.02%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (2.02%) Web Services
2 6 (1.51%) REST
3 5 (1.26%) .NET
4 3 (0.76%) JSON
4 3 (0.76%) Oracle Fusion
5 2 (0.50%) Android SDK
5 2 (0.50%) HTML
5 2 (0.50%) iOS SDK
5 2 (0.50%) RESTful
5 2 (0.50%) SOAP
6 1 (0.25%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.25%) CSS
6 1 (0.25%) CSS3
6 1 (0.25%) Gherkin
6 1 (0.25%) jQuery
6 1 (0.25%) LESS
6 1 (0.25%) Middleware
6 1 (0.25%) ODBC
6 1 (0.25%) React Native
6 1 (0.25%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 31 (7.81%) Management Information System
2 17 (4.28%) NHS
3 16 (4.03%) Data Centre
4 14 (3.53%) Housing Association
5 13 (3.27%) Self-Motivation
6 9 (2.27%) Freedom of Information
7 8 (2.02%) Freedom of Information Act
8 7 (1.76%) Data Protection Act
9 6 (1.51%) Data Structures
9 6 (1.51%) User Experience
10 5 (1.26%) Hybrid Cloud
10 5 (1.26%) PMI
11 4 (1.01%) Handset
11 4 (1.01%) Legacy Systems
11 4 (1.01%) Virtual Team
12 3 (0.76%) Algorithms
13 2 (0.50%) Cyber Defence
13 2 (0.50%) Fibre Optics
13 2 (0.50%) Greenfield Project
13 2 (0.50%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 22 (5.54%) Windows
2 5 (1.26%) Unix
3 4 (1.01%) Windows Server
4 3 (0.76%) Solaris
5 2 (0.50%) Android
5 2 (0.50%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.50%) Linux
5 2 (0.50%) Windows 10
5 2 (0.50%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.25%) Kali Linux
6 1 (0.25%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.25%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (13.35%) Project Management
2 52 (13.10%) Agile Software Development
3 37 (9.32%) Migration
4 32 (8.06%) Change Management
4 32 (8.06%) Problem-Solving
5 30 (7.56%) PRINCE2
6 28 (7.05%) ITIL
7 27 (6.80%) Line Management
8 24 (6.05%) Data Protection
8 24 (6.05%) Stakeholder Management
9 23 (5.79%) Project Delivery
10 21 (5.29%) Information Governance
10 21 (5.29%) Service Delivery
11 20 (5.04%) Business Case
11 20 (5.04%) Business Intelligence
11 20 (5.04%) Continuous Improvement
11 20 (5.04%) CRM
12 18 (4.53%) Information Management
12 18 (4.53%) Performance Management
13 17 (4.28%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 26 (6.55%) SQL
2 14 (3.53%) T-SQL
3 12 (3.02%) PowerShell
4 10 (2.52%) PL/SQL
5 9 (2.27%) Python
6 7 (1.76%) Java
7 4 (1.01%) C
7 4 (1.01%) C#
8 3 (0.76%) Shell Script
8 3 (0.76%) VB
8 3 (0.76%) VBA
9 2 (0.50%) Kotlin
10 1 (0.25%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.25%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.25%) Ruby
10 1 (0.25%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 20 (5.04%) Security Cleared
2 14 (3.53%) Degree
3 12 (3.02%) SC Cleared
4 11 (2.77%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 6 (1.51%) MCSE
5 6 (1.51%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (1.26%) CISSP
6 5 (1.26%) ISTQB
6 5 (1.26%) PMI Certification
7 4 (1.01%) CCNA
7 4 (1.01%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (0.76%) CCNP
8 3 (0.76%) CTC Cleared
9 2 (0.50%) APMP
9 2 (0.50%) CISMP
9 2 (0.50%) Computer Science Degree
9 2 (0.50%) ISEB
9 2 (0.50%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.50%) PMP
9 2 (0.50%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (5.54%) QA
2 18 (4.53%) PMO
3 11 (2.77%) Data Quality
4 8 (2.02%) GDPR
5 7 (1.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (1.01%) Accessibility
6 4 (1.01%) Cyber Essentials
6 4 (1.01%) Disclosure Scotland
7 3 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 3 (0.76%) SLA
8 2 (0.50%) COBIT
8 2 (0.50%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 2 (0.50%) ISO 22301
8 2 (0.50%) NCSC
8 2 (0.50%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.25%) BS7666
9 1 (0.25%) BS7799
9 1 (0.25%) GRC
9 1 (0.25%) JSP 440
9 1 (0.25%) RMADS
System Software
1 14 (3.53%) Active Directory
2 8 (2.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.76%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.50%) Docker
5 1 (0.25%) ProxySG
5 1 (0.25%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 8 (2.02%) SCCM
2 4 (1.01%) Microsoft Intune
3 2 (0.50%) Active Directory Federation Services
3 2 (0.50%) CASB
3 2 (0.50%) FortiGate
3 2 (0.50%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.25%) AirWatch
4 1 (0.25%) Ansible
4 1 (0.25%) LiteSpeed
4 1 (0.25%) Nessus
4 1 (0.25%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.25%) NetVault Backup
4 1 (0.25%) Nmap
4 1 (0.25%) Puppet
4 1 (0.25%) SCOM
4 1 (0.25%) SCOrch
4 1 (0.25%) SCVMM
4 1 (0.25%) Simpana
Vendors
1 65 (16.37%) Microsoft
2 26 (6.55%) Oracle
3 15 (3.78%) VMware
4 11 (2.77%) Cisco
5 10 (2.52%) SAP
6 8 (2.02%) Northgate
7 7 (1.76%) Capita
7 7 (1.76%) NEC
8 6 (1.51%) Dell
8 6 (1.51%) Juniper
8 6 (1.51%) ServiceNow
9 5 (1.26%) CheckPoint
9 5 (1.26%) Civica
10 4 (1.01%) Aruba
10 4 (1.01%) Salesforce.com
10 4 (1.01%) SolarWinds
11 3 (0.76%) EMC
11 3 (0.76%) HP
12 2 (0.50%) Adobe
12 2 (0.50%) Apple