Period
to 10 December 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 10 December 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
10 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 713 604 564
Rank change year-on-year -109 -40 -31
Contract jobs citing Local Government 163 242 304
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.17% 0.26% 0.32%
As % of the General category 0.47% 0.65% 0.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 158 202
England median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £280 £273 £205
90th Percentile £575 £613 £536
UK median daily rate £425 £413 £375
% change year-on-year +3.03% +10.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 17 30
England median hourly rate £24.11 £17.00 £22.40
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +41.82% -24.11% +7.00%
10th Percentile £16.90 £14.10 £14.29
90th Percentile £34.90 £23.03 £29.01
UK median hourly rate £24.11 £17.00 £22.35
% change year-on-year +41.82% -23.94% +6.76%

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 34,804 37,257 34,872
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 36.21% 39.50% 36.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,285 24,938 23,406
England median daily rate £493 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.68% +5.56% +3.45%
10th Percentile £300 £280 £263
90th Percentile £675 £675 £638
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 751 811 855
England median hourly rate £24.00 £26.44 £24.44
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.23% +8.18% -2.24%
10th Percentile £12.46 £12.30 £11.32
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.25 £45.57
UK median hourly rate £23.50 £26.00 £24.50
% change year-on-year -9.62% +6.12% -2.00%

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 10 December 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 10 December 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 10 December 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 -32 72 £428 +4.27% 13
North of England -27 32 £360 +2.86% 23
North West -16 26 £335 +8.94% 14
East of England -10 19 £423 +5.63% 7
South West -36 14 £374 +6.86% 10
Midlands -14 13 £475 +25.58% 10
West Midlands -16 13 £475 +38.38% 9
South East -34 12 £488 -2.50% 13
North East -11 3 £450 -28.00% 1
Yorkshire -20 3 £425 -12.82% 8
Local Government
UK

For the 6 months to 10 December 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 34 (20.86%) Windows
2 31 (19.02%) Project Management
3 30 (18.40%) Microsoft
4 29 (17.79%) Migration
5 28 (17.18%) Agile Software Development
6 21 (12.88%) SQL
6 21 (12.88%) SCCM
7 20 (12.27%) Office 365
8 18 (11.04%) Data Centre
8 18 (11.04%) Security Cleared
9 17 (10.43%) Windows 10
10 15 (9.20%) Dynamics 365
10 15 (9.20%) JavaScript
11 14 (8.59%) .NET
11 14 (8.59%) Active Directory
11 14 (8.59%) Microsoft Azure
12 13 (7.98%) SQL Server
12 13 (7.98%) Marketing
13 12 (7.36%) Problem Management
13 12 (7.36%) Service Delivery
13 12 (7.36%) Windows 7
14 11 (6.75%) SC Cleared
14 11 (6.75%) Stakeholder Management
14 11 (6.75%) Workflow
14 11 (6.75%) SAP
14 11 (6.75%) C#
14 11 (6.75%) Business Intelligence
14 11 (6.75%) Citrix
14 11 (6.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 11 (6.75%) Business Analysis

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 7 (4.29%) MS Exchange
1 7 (4.29%) Skype for Business
2 6 (3.68%) Exchange Server 2003
2 6 (3.68%) SharePoint
3 5 (3.07%) CMS
4 3 (1.84%) Sitecore CMS
5 2 (1.23%) Confluence
5 2 (1.23%) IIS
6 1 (0.61%) Apache
6 1 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.61%) JBoss
6 1 (0.61%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (2.45%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (2.45%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.23%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.61%) InVision
3 1 (0.61%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 10 (6.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (3.68%) SAP S/4HANA
3 1 (0.61%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.61%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 20 (12.27%) Office 365
2 15 (9.20%) Dynamics 365
3 14 (8.59%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (1.84%) SaaS
5 2 (1.23%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (1.23%) PaaS
6 1 (0.61%) Azure Functions
6 1 (0.61%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.84%) Broadband
1 3 (1.84%) LAN
1 3 (1.84%) SAN
2 2 (1.23%) Internet
2 2 (1.23%) Intranet
2 2 (1.23%) NAS
2 2 (1.23%) Unified Communications
2 2 (1.23%) VoIP
2 2 (1.23%) WAN
2 2 (1.23%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (0.61%) DHCP
3 1 (0.61%) DNS
3 1 (0.61%) Reverse Proxy
3 1 (0.61%) SSL
3 1 (0.61%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.61%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (7.98%) SQL Server
2 11 (6.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 8 (4.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (3.07%) Power BI
4 5 (3.07%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (3.07%) SQL Server 2016
5 3 (1.84%) BusinessObjects
5 3 (1.84%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (1.84%) MarkLogic
5 3 (1.84%) NoSQL
5 3 (1.84%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (1.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (1.23%) Crystal Reports
6 2 (1.23%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.61%) GIS
7 1 (0.61%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.61%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.61%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (1.84%) JIRA
2 2 (1.23%) AdminStudio
2 2 (1.23%) MSI
3 1 (0.61%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 1 (0.61%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.61%) TeamCity
3 1 (0.61%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 13 (7.98%) Marketing
2 10 (6.13%) Back Office
3 9 (5.52%) Finance
4 5 (3.07%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.84%) Legal
6 1 (0.61%) Electronics
6 1 (0.61%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.61%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 22 (13.50%) Analyst
2 20 (12.27%) Project Manager
3 15 (9.20%) Developer
4 13 (7.98%) Business Analyst
4 13 (7.98%) Consultant
5 12 (7.36%) ICT Manager
6 11 (6.75%) Architect
7 7 (4.29%) Server Engineer
8 6 (3.68%) User Researcher
9 5 (3.07%) Desktop Support
9 5 (3.07%) ICT Project Manager
9 5 (3.07%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 5 (3.07%) IT Manager
9 5 (3.07%) Microsoft Developer
9 5 (3.07%) Programme Manager
10 4 (2.45%) Designer
10 4 (2.45%) ICT Support
10 4 (2.45%) Senior Manager
10 4 (2.45%) Senior Project Manager
10 4 (2.45%) Support Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (8.59%) .NET
2 10 (6.13%) ASP.NET
2 10 (6.13%) HTML
3 9 (5.52%) WCF
4 8 (4.91%) ASP.NET Web API
4 8 (4.91%) CSS
5 3 (1.84%) AngularJS
5 3 (1.84%) XML
6 2 (1.23%) Ajax
6 2 (1.23%) JSON
6 2 (1.23%) Web Services
6 2 (1.23%) XHTML
7 1 (0.61%) .NET Core
7 1 (0.61%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.61%) ADO
7 1 (0.61%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (0.61%) jQuery
7 1 (0.61%) REST
7 1 (0.61%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 18 (11.04%) Data Centre
2 7 (4.29%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (4.29%) PKI
2 7 (4.29%) User Experience
3 5 (3.07%) NHS
4 3 (1.84%) Hybrid Cloud
4 3 (1.84%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (1.23%) EMC VMAX
5 2 (1.23%) EMC VNX
5 2 (1.23%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.23%) Virtual Team
5 2 (1.23%) VxBlock/Vblock
6 1 (0.61%) Clustering
6 1 (0.61%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.61%) e-Learning
6 1 (0.61%) iPhone
6 1 (0.61%) LLPG
6 1 (0.61%) PMI
6 1 (0.61%) Robotics
6 1 (0.61%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 34 (20.86%) Windows
2 17 (10.43%) Windows 10
3 12 (7.36%) Windows 7
4 10 (6.13%) Windows Server
5 7 (4.29%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (2.45%) Unix
7 3 (1.84%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (1.23%) Android
8 2 (1.23%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.61%) AIX
9 1 (0.61%) Linux
9 1 (0.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.61%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (19.02%) Project Management
2 29 (17.79%) Migration
3 28 (17.18%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (7.36%) Problem Management
4 12 (7.36%) Service Delivery
5 11 (6.75%) Business Analysis
5 11 (6.75%) Business Intelligence
5 11 (6.75%) Stakeholder Management
5 11 (6.75%) Workflow
6 10 (6.13%) Change Management
6 10 (6.13%) CRM
6 10 (6.13%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 10 (6.13%) PRINCE2
7 9 (5.52%) Creative Thinking
7 9 (5.52%) OO
7 9 (5.52%) OOP
8 8 (4.91%) Data Migration
8 8 (4.91%) Performance Management
8 8 (4.91%) User Acceptance Testing
9 7 (4.29%) Decision-Making
Programming Languages
1 21 (12.88%) SQL
2 15 (9.20%) JavaScript
3 11 (6.75%) C#
4 7 (4.29%) PowerShell
5 4 (2.45%) Java
6 3 (1.84%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
6 3 (1.84%) PL/SQL
6 3 (1.84%) T-SQL
6 3 (1.84%) VBScript
6 3 (1.84%) XPath
6 3 (1.84%) XQuery
7 2 (1.23%) VB
8 1 (0.61%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 18 (11.04%) Security Cleared
2 11 (6.75%) SC Cleared
3 6 (3.68%) CTC Cleared
4 3 (1.84%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (1.23%) ECDL
5 2 (1.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.61%) Degree
6 1 (0.61%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.61%) ISEB
6 1 (0.61%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.61%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.91%) Data Quality
2 5 (3.07%) PMO
3 4 (2.45%) QA
4 3 (1.84%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.61%) GDPR
System Software
1 14 (8.59%) Active Directory
2 9 (5.52%) XenApp
3 8 (4.91%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (4.29%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 6 (3.68%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (2.45%) Hyper-V
6 4 (2.45%) vSphere
7 1 (0.61%) Docker
Systems Management
1 21 (12.88%) SCCM
2 10 (6.13%) SCOM
3 3 (1.84%) SCOrch
3 3 (1.84%) SCVMM
4 2 (1.23%) NetBackup
4 2 (1.23%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (0.61%) Cobbler
5 1 (0.61%) HP SIM
5 1 (0.61%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.61%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.61%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (0.61%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.61%) Puppet
5 1 (0.61%) SmoothWall
5 1 (0.61%) WSUS
Vendors
1 30 (18.40%) Microsoft
2 11 (6.75%) Citrix
2 11 (6.75%) SAP
3 9 (5.52%) VMware
4 6 (3.68%) Oracle
5 5 (3.07%) Sitecore
6 3 (1.84%) Dell
6 3 (1.84%) Jaspersoft
6 3 (1.84%) ServiceNow
7 2 (1.23%) Adobe
7 2 (1.23%) EMC
7 2 (1.23%) Ivanti
7 2 (1.23%) Northgate
8 1 (0.61%) Altiris
8 1 (0.61%) Capita
8 1 (0.61%) Cisco
8 1 (0.61%) HP
8 1 (0.61%) Mitel
8 1 (0.61%) Oneserve
8 1 (0.61%) Splunk