Period
to 20 February 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 20 February 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
20 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 625 546 525
Rank change year-on-year -79 -21 -34
Contract jobs citing Local Government 234 269 344
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.25% 0.30% 0.35%
As % of the General category 0.65% 0.82% 0.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 142 179 227
England median daily rate £400 £398 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.63% +13.57% -12.50%
10th Percentile £275 £205 £221
90th Percentile £599 £528 £525
UK median daily rate £411 £400 £350
% change year-on-year +2.81% +14.29% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 36 55
England median hourly rate £16.62 £20.44 £20.74
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.70% -1.46% -3.53%
10th Percentile £14.10 £13.26 £13.89
90th Percentile £33.75 £29.72 £37.50
UK median hourly rate £18.31 £19.88 £20.74
% change year-on-year -7.89% -4.17% -4.64%

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 35,848 32,771 38,337
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 38.45% 37.10% 38.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,979 21,789 24,970
England median daily rate £475 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% +2.94%
10th Percentile £281 £269 £263
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £427
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.32% +0.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 844 854 1,025
England median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £26.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -4.76% +14.88%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.32 £12.00
90th Percentile £49.10 £47.50 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £25.06 £25.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year +0.23% -9.09% +20.35%

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 20 February 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 20 February 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 20 February 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 -4 111 £420 +20.00% 9
North of England +32 54 £340 -15.00% 19
North West +7 37 £280 -30.00% 8
Midlands -10 25 £443 +22.07% 20
South East -45 23 £468 +3.89% 10
Yorkshire +6 17 £413 +55.66% 10
East Midlands +10 15 £500 +5.26% 13
East of England -21 11 £338 -3.57% 13
South West +7 10 £350 +40.00% 2
West Midlands -13 10 £320 -7.25% 7
Local Government
UK

For the 6 months to 20 February 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 41 (17.52%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (16.24%) Microsoft
3 37 (15.81%) PRINCE2
4 34 (14.53%) Project Management
5 29 (12.39%) ITIL
6 27 (11.54%) Finance
7 26 (11.11%) Office 365
8 25 (10.68%) Stakeholder Management
9 22 (9.40%) Windows
9 22 (9.40%) Migration
10 20 (8.55%) Information Governance
11 19 (8.12%) SQL
12 17 (7.26%) Active Directory
12 17 (7.26%) Security Cleared
12 17 (7.26%) Microsoft Azure
13 16 (6.84%) SQL Server
13 16 (6.84%) CRM
13 16 (6.84%) Change Management
13 16 (6.84%) Data Centre
14 15 (6.41%) GDPR
14 15 (6.41%) Digital Transformation Programme
14 15 (6.41%) VMware
14 15 (6.41%) Citrix
14 15 (6.41%) SCCM
14 15 (6.41%) Degree
15 14 (5.98%) User Experience
15 14 (5.98%) Analytical Skills
16 13 (5.56%) ERP
16 13 (5.56%) Service Delivery
16 13 (5.56%) PRINCE2 Practitioner

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 (3.85%) CMS
1 9 (3.85%) MS Exchange
1 9 (3.85%) Skype for Business
2 7 (2.99%) SharePoint
3 5 (2.14%) WordPress
4 4 (1.71%) IIS
4 4 (1.71%) Sitecore CMS
5 3 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (1.28%) OpenStack
6 2 (0.85%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (0.85%) Cloud Foundry
6 2 (0.85%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.43%) Apache
7 1 (0.43%) Drupal
7 1 (0.43%) JBoss
7 1 (0.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.43%) SAS
Applications
1 9 (3.85%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (2.99%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.85%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.43%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 8 (3.42%) Unit4 Business World
2 5 (2.14%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.43%) Oracle Cash Management
3 1 (0.43%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.43%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.43%) Oracle E-Business Tax
3 1 (0.43%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.43%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (0.43%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
Cloud Services
1 26 (11.11%) Office 365
2 17 (7.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (4.27%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (2.56%) Dynamics 365
5 5 (2.14%) Rackspace Cloud
6 2 (0.85%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.85%) IaaS
6 2 (0.85%) PaaS
6 2 (0.85%) SaaS
7 1 (0.43%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.43%) Amazon ELB
7 1 (0.43%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.43%) GitHub
7 1 (0.43%) iPaaS
7 1 (0.43%) OneDrive
7 1 (0.43%) Route 53
7 1 (0.43%) SuccessFactors
7 1 (0.43%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 12 (5.13%) Firewall
2 9 (3.85%) ATM
3 7 (2.99%) LAN
3 7 (2.99%) SMS
3 7 (2.99%) WAN
4 6 (2.56%) DHCP
4 6 (2.56%) DNS
4 6 (2.56%) Reverse Proxy
4 6 (2.56%) SAN
5 5 (2.14%) Cisco Nexus
6 4 (1.71%) Internet
6 4 (1.71%) VPN
7 3 (1.28%) BIG-IP
7 3 (1.28%) Network Security
7 3 (1.28%) Skype
7 3 (1.28%) TCP/IP
8 2 (0.85%) Broadband
8 2 (0.85%) MPLS
8 2 (0.85%) NAS
8 2 (0.85%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (6.84%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.56%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (2.14%) GIS
4 4 (1.71%) Amazon QuickSight
4 4 (1.71%) RDBMS
4 4 (1.71%) Relational Database
5 3 (1.28%) QGIS
5 3 (1.28%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (0.85%) EDRMS
6 2 (0.85%) MySQL
6 2 (0.85%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.85%) SQL Server 2016
7 1 (0.43%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.43%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.43%) Endeca
7 1 (0.43%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.43%) Power BI
7 1 (0.43%) Qlik Sense
7 1 (0.43%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (0.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (1.28%) Git (software)
1 3 (1.28%) Jenkins
1 3 (1.28%) Visual Studio
2 2 (0.85%) Artifactory
2 2 (0.85%) JIRA
2 2 (0.85%) Maven
2 2 (0.85%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (0.85%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (0.43%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (0.43%) Bitbucket
3 1 (0.43%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.43%) Gerrit
3 1 (0.43%) GitLab
3 1 (0.43%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (0.43%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (0.43%) Subversion
General
1 27 (11.54%) Finance
2 10 (4.27%) Back Office
2 10 (4.27%) Legal
3 7 (2.99%) Law
4 4 (1.71%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.28%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.85%) Banking
6 2 (0.85%) Electronics
6 2 (0.85%) Marketing
7 1 (0.43%) Front Office
7 1 (0.43%) General Ledger
7 1 (0.43%) Military
7 1 (0.43%) Retail
Job Titles
1 41 (17.52%) Project Manager
2 38 (16.24%) Architect
3 23 (9.83%) Analyst
4 15 (6.41%) Programme Manager
5 14 (5.98%) Developer
6 13 (5.56%) Enterprise Architect
7 12 (5.13%) Business Analyst
7 12 (5.13%) Solutions Architect
8 10 (4.27%) Consultant
9 8 (3.42%) Designer
9 8 (3.42%) ICT Manager
9 8 (3.42%) Server Engineer
10 7 (2.99%) Head of Projects
11 6 (2.56%) Coordinator
11 6 (2.56%) ICT Project Manager
11 6 (2.56%) Programme Planner
11 6 (2.56%) Project Coordinator
11 6 (2.56%) Technical Architect
12 5 (2.14%) IT Manager
12 5 (2.14%) Report Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (4.27%) CSS
1 10 (4.27%) HTML
2 5 (2.14%) HTML5
2 5 (2.14%) Web Services
3 4 (1.71%) jQuery
3 4 (1.71%) XML
4 3 (1.28%) .NET
4 3 (1.28%) AngularJS
4 3 (1.28%) JSON
4 3 (1.28%) Middleware
5 2 (0.85%) REST
5 2 (0.85%) SOAP
5 2 (0.85%) Spring
5 2 (0.85%) WCF
5 2 (0.85%) XHTML
6 1 (0.43%) Ext JS
6 1 (0.43%) Hibernate
6 1 (0.43%) Java EE
6 1 (0.43%) LDAP
6 1 (0.43%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 16 (6.84%) Data Centre
2 14 (5.98%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (5.98%) User Experience
3 10 (4.27%) Management Information System
4 9 (3.85%) CCTV
5 7 (2.99%) Data Protection Act
5 7 (2.99%) PKI
6 5 (2.14%) Freedom of Information
6 5 (2.14%) Freedom of Information Act
7 4 (1.71%) Clustering
8 3 (1.28%) Data Structures
8 3 (1.28%) Greenfield Project
8 3 (1.28%) LLPG
9 2 (0.85%) EMC VMAX
9 2 (0.85%) EMC VNX
9 2 (0.85%) Mainframe
9 2 (0.85%) Social Media
9 2 (0.85%) VxBlock/Vblock
10 1 (0.43%) CESG
10 1 (0.43%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 22 (9.40%) Windows
2 12 (5.13%) Linux
2 12 (5.13%) Windows Server
3 9 (3.85%) Windows Server 2003
4 8 (3.42%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (2.99%) Windows 7
6 5 (2.14%) Unix
6 5 (2.14%) Windows 10
7 4 (1.71%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (1.28%) AIX
9 2 (0.85%) MVS
10 1 (0.43%) Android
10 1 (0.43%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.43%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (17.52%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (15.81%) PRINCE2
3 34 (14.53%) Project Management
4 29 (12.39%) ITIL
5 25 (10.68%) Stakeholder Management
6 22 (9.40%) Migration
7 20 (8.55%) Information Governance
8 16 (6.84%) Change Management
8 16 (6.84%) CRM
9 15 (6.41%) Digital Transformation Programme
10 13 (5.56%) ERP
10 13 (5.56%) Service Delivery
11 12 (5.13%) Data Protection
11 12 (5.13%) Risk Management
11 12 (5.13%) TOGAF
12 11 (4.70%) Business Analysis
12 11 (4.70%) Business Transformation
12 11 (4.70%) Customer-Centricity
12 11 (4.70%) ITSM
12 11 (4.70%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 19 (8.12%) SQL
2 7 (2.99%) PHP
3 6 (2.56%) Java
3 6 (2.56%) JavaScript
4 4 (1.71%) C
4 4 (1.71%) VBA
5 3 (1.28%) PowerShell
6 2 (0.85%) Python
7 1 (0.43%) MATLAB
7 1 (0.43%) Perl
7 1 (0.43%) R
7 1 (0.43%) Ruby
7 1 (0.43%) Scala
7 1 (0.43%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.43%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 17 (7.26%) Security Cleared
2 15 (6.41%) Degree
3 13 (5.56%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 9 (3.85%) SC Cleared
5 8 (3.42%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (2.56%) BPSS Clearance
6 6 (2.56%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (2.14%) CISSP
7 5 (2.14%) MCSE
8 4 (1.71%) CCNP
8 4 (1.71%) DV Cleared
9 3 (1.28%) CCIE
9 3 (1.28%) CCNA
9 3 (1.28%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 3 (1.28%) MCITP
9 3 (1.28%) MCSA
9 3 (1.28%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 2 (0.85%) ISEB
10 2 (0.85%) PMP
10 2 (0.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (6.41%) GDPR
2 6 (2.56%) Data Quality
3 5 (2.14%) QA
4 4 (1.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (1.28%) BS7666
6 2 (0.85%) COBIT
6 2 (0.85%) Cyber Essentials
6 2 (0.85%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 2 (0.85%) PMO
7 1 (0.43%) Actionable Recommendations
7 1 (0.43%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.43%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.43%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (7.26%) Active Directory
2 8 (3.42%) vSphere
2 8 (3.42%) XenApp
3 7 (2.99%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (2.56%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 3 (1.28%) Docker
5 3 (1.28%) Hyper-V
5 3 (1.28%) ProxySG
6 2 (0.85%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (0.85%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.85%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.43%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 15 (6.41%) SCCM
2 10 (4.27%) SCOM
3 9 (3.85%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 6 (2.56%) NetBackup
5 4 (1.71%) WSUS
6 3 (1.28%) Puppet
6 3 (1.28%) SmoothWall
7 2 (0.85%) Ansible
7 2 (0.85%) HP SIM
7 2 (0.85%) McAfee ePO
7 2 (0.85%) Microsoft Clustering
7 2 (0.85%) Microsoft Intune
7 2 (0.85%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 2 (0.85%) vCenter Server
7 2 (0.85%) vMotion
8 1 (0.43%) Cobbler
8 1 (0.43%) EMC NetWorker
8 1 (0.43%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.43%) SCOrch
8 1 (0.43%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 38 (16.24%) Microsoft
2 15 (6.41%) Citrix
2 15 (6.41%) VMware
3 12 (5.13%) Cisco
4 7 (2.99%) Capita
4 7 (2.99%) Oracle
5 5 (2.14%) Rackspace
6 4 (1.71%) Avaya
6 4 (1.71%) Sitecore
7 3 (1.28%) Blue Coat
7 3 (1.28%) CheckPoint
7 3 (1.28%) F5
7 3 (1.28%) Juniper
7 3 (1.28%) McAfee
7 3 (1.28%) Palo Alto
7 3 (1.28%) SAP
8 2 (0.85%) Altiris
8 2 (0.85%) Ivanti
8 2 (0.85%) MuleSoft
8 2 (0.85%) Northgate