Period
to 25 April 2019

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 25 April 2019 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
25 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 641 618 587
Rank change year-on-year -23 -31 -78
Contract jobs citing Local Government 189 228 238
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.22% 0.25% 0.28%
As % of the General category 0.61% 0.65% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 128 148 168
England median daily rate £403 £406 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.92% +1.56% +14.29%
10th Percentile £300 £254 £212
90th Percentile £540 £593 £575
UK median daily rate £413 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -2.94% +6.25% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 23 24
England median hourly rate £18.50 £20.60 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.19% +8.42% -15.56%
10th Percentile £16.50 £14.30 £11.88
90th Percentile £34.44 £34.75 £29.93
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £20.60 £18.84
% change year-on-year -10.19% +9.34% -16.27%

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 30,973 35,115 32,180
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 35.64% 37.93% 38.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 20,544 23,104 21,294
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £310 £290 £277
90th Percentile £675 £675 £650
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 685 798 806
England median hourly rate £30.00 £26.45 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.43% +5.79% -8.05%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.50 £11.33
90th Percentile £52.03 £50.08 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £28.85 £26.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +10.96% +4.00% -9.09%

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 25 April 2019.

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 25 April 2019.

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 25 April 2019. 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 +8 87 £400 -4.76% 8
North of England -22 33 £400 - 7
South West -14 28 £410 +21.48% 1
North West -27 22 £360 -10.00% 4
South East -8 17 £442 -2.88% 2
Midlands -7 13 £375 -25.00% 1
East of England +12 10 £475 +18.75% 1
Yorkshire +6 8 £463 +12.12% 3
West Midlands -5 7 £345 +7.81%
East Midlands +8 6 £494 -5.95% 1
North East - 3 £444 -
Local Government
UK

For the 6 months to 25 April 2019, 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 35 (18.52%) Windows
2 30 (15.87%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (14.81%) Project Management
4 27 (14.29%) Security Cleared
5 26 (13.76%) Microsoft
6 25 (13.23%) Migration
7 22 (11.64%) SC Cleared
8 20 (10.58%) Office 365
8 20 (10.58%) Analytical Skills
8 20 (10.58%) Windows 10
9 19 (10.05%) SCCM
9 19 (10.05%) Microsoft Azure
9 19 (10.05%) Active Directory
10 17 (8.99%) Finance
11 16 (8.47%) ITIL
11 16 (8.47%) SQL
11 16 (8.47%) SQL Server
11 16 (8.47%) Windows Server
12 15 (7.94%) PRINCE2
13 14 (7.41%) Service Delivery
14 13 (6.88%) Stakeholder Management
15 12 (6.35%) Change Management
15 12 (6.35%) WAN
15 12 (6.35%) LAN
15 12 (6.35%) Skype for Business
16 11 (5.82%) Windows 7
16 11 (5.82%) Data Centre
16 11 (5.82%) SharePoint
16 11 (5.82%) Business Intelligence
16 11 (5.82%) Oracle

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 12 (6.35%) Skype for Business
2 11 (5.82%) SharePoint
3 5 (2.65%) Exchange Server 2003
3 5 (2.65%) IIS
3 5 (2.65%) MS Exchange
4 3 (1.59%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (1.59%) CMS
4 3 (1.59%) Confluence
4 3 (1.59%) Sitecore CMS
4 3 (1.59%) Tomcat
4 3 (1.59%) WebLogic
5 2 (1.06%) Oracle Workflow
5 2 (1.06%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.53%) ArcGIS
6 1 (0.53%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 10 (5.29%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (2.12%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.59%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.53%) Fireworks
4 1 (0.53%) InVision
4 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.53%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (1.59%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.06%) Northgate Housing
2 2 (1.06%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (1.06%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (1.06%) Oracle ERP
2 2 (1.06%) SAP S/4HANA
3 1 (0.53%) Oracle Cash Management
3 1 (0.53%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.53%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.53%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (0.53%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.53%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (0.53%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (0.53%) SAP HR
3 1 (0.53%) SAP Payroll
Cloud Services
1 20 (10.58%) Office 365
2 19 (10.05%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.59%) Azure Active Directory
3 3 (1.59%) Dynamics 365
4 2 (1.06%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (1.06%) Azure Functions
4 2 (1.06%) SaaS
4 2 (1.06%) Serverless
5 1 (0.53%) Firebase
5 1 (0.53%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (6.35%) LAN
1 12 (6.35%) WAN
2 5 (2.65%) Firewall
2 5 (2.65%) Skype
3 3 (1.59%) DHCP
3 3 (1.59%) DNS
4 2 (1.06%) Internet
4 2 (1.06%) VoIP
4 2 (1.06%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (0.53%) FTP
5 1 (0.53%) ISDN
5 1 (0.53%) NAS
5 1 (0.53%) PSTN
5 1 (0.53%) Reverse Proxy
5 1 (0.53%) SAN
5 1 (0.53%) SMS
5 1 (0.53%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.53%) Unified Communications
5 1 (0.53%) VLAN
5 1 (0.53%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (8.47%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.17%) SQL Server 2005
2 6 (3.17%) SQL Server 2012
2 6 (3.17%) SQL Server 2016
3 4 (2.12%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (2.12%) Power BI
3 4 (2.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (2.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (1.59%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (1.06%) GIS
5 2 (1.06%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.53%) Big Data
6 1 (0.53%) CouchDB
6 1 (0.53%) HBase
6 1 (0.53%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.53%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.53%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.53%) SAP BW
6 1 (0.53%) SAP Data Services
6 1 (0.53%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 4 (2.12%) JIRA
2 3 (1.59%) SoapUI
2 3 (1.59%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (1.59%) Visual Studio
3 2 (1.06%) AdminStudio
3 2 (1.06%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (0.53%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 1 (0.53%) Dreamweaver
4 1 (0.53%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.53%) Mockito
4 1 (0.53%) TeamCity
General
1 17 (8.99%) Finance
2 3 (1.59%) Marketing
3 2 (1.06%) Legal
3 2 (1.06%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.53%) Back Office
4 1 (0.53%) Billing
4 1 (0.53%) General Ledger
4 1 (0.53%) Law
4 1 (0.53%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.53%) Military
4 1 (0.53%) Retail
Job Titles
1 34 (17.99%) Analyst
2 29 (15.34%) Project Manager
3 18 (9.52%) Business Analyst
4 10 (5.29%) Architect
4 10 (5.29%) Developer
5 8 (4.23%) Administrator
5 8 (4.23%) Consultant
6 6 (3.17%) DBA
6 6 (3.17%) Programme Manager
6 6 (3.17%) SQL DBA
6 6 (3.17%) Windows Engineer
7 5 (2.65%) Applications Support
7 5 (2.65%) Data Analyst
7 5 (2.65%) ICT Manager
7 5 (2.65%) Security Architect
7 5 (2.65%) Support Officer
7 5 (2.65%) User Researcher
8 4 (2.12%) IT Manager
8 4 (2.12%) Service Analyst
8 4 (2.12%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.17%) .NET
1 6 (3.17%) REST
2 4 (2.12%) .NET Framework
2 4 (2.12%) HTML
2 4 (2.12%) JSON
2 4 (2.12%) WCF
3 3 (1.59%) Middleware
3 3 (1.59%) SOAP
3 3 (1.59%) WSDL
3 3 (1.59%) XML
3 3 (1.59%) XML Schema
3 3 (1.59%) XSLT
4 2 (1.06%) .NET Core
4 2 (1.06%) ADO
4 2 (1.06%) CSS
4 2 (1.06%) CSS3
4 2 (1.06%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (0.53%) JAX-RS
5 1 (0.53%) Kafka
5 1 (0.53%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 20 (10.58%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (5.82%) Data Centre
2 11 (5.82%) NHS
3 7 (3.70%) User Experience
4 5 (2.65%) Driving Licence
4 5 (2.65%) PKI
5 4 (2.12%) PMI
5 4 (2.12%) Virtual Team
6 3 (1.59%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.59%) N-Tier
7 2 (1.06%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.53%) Blog
8 1 (0.53%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (0.53%) EMC VMAX
8 1 (0.53%) EMC VNX
8 1 (0.53%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (0.53%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.53%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.53%) Taxonomies
8 1 (0.53%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 35 (18.52%) Windows
2 20 (10.58%) Windows 10
3 16 (8.47%) Windows Server
4 11 (5.82%) Windows 7
5 7 (3.70%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (2.65%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (2.12%) Android
8 3 (1.59%) Linux
9 2 (1.06%) Apple iOS
9 2 (1.06%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.53%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.53%) Unix
10 1 (0.53%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (15.87%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (14.81%) Project Management
3 25 (13.23%) Migration
4 16 (8.47%) ITIL
5 15 (7.94%) PRINCE2
6 14 (7.41%) Service Delivery
7 13 (6.88%) Stakeholder Management
8 12 (6.35%) Change Management
9 11 (5.82%) Business Intelligence
10 9 (4.76%) Capacity Management
10 9 (4.76%) Change Control
10 9 (4.76%) ERP
10 9 (4.76%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 9 (4.76%) User Acceptance Testing
11 8 (4.23%) CRM
11 8 (4.23%) User Stories
11 8 (4.23%) Waterfall
12 7 (3.70%) Application Packaging
12 7 (3.70%) Business Analysis
12 7 (3.70%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (8.47%) SQL
2 9 (4.76%) PowerShell
3 5 (2.65%) C#
4 4 (2.12%) JavaScript
5 2 (1.06%) Java
5 2 (1.06%) VB
5 2 (1.06%) VBScript
6 1 (0.53%) ABAP
6 1 (0.53%) C
6 1 (0.53%) Java 8
6 1 (0.53%) Python
6 1 (0.53%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 27 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 22 (11.64%) SC Cleared
3 4 (2.12%) APMP
3 4 (2.12%) PMI Certification
4 3 (1.59%) CTC Cleared
4 3 (1.59%) MCSE
4 3 (1.59%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (1.59%) TOGAF Certification
5 2 (1.06%) CISSP
5 2 (1.06%) PMP
5 2 (1.06%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.53%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.53%) CCNP
6 1 (0.53%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.53%) Degree
6 1 (0.53%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.53%) SSCP
6 1 (0.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.17%) PMO
2 4 (2.12%) Data Quality
2 4 (2.12%) GDPR
3 2 (1.06%) QA
4 1 (0.53%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.53%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 19 (10.05%) Active Directory
2 7 (3.70%) Microsoft App-V
2 7 (3.70%) XenApp
3 6 (3.17%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (2.65%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 3 (1.59%) Docker
6 2 (1.06%) vSphere
7 1 (0.53%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 19 (10.05%) SCCM
2 5 (2.65%) SCOM
3 3 (1.59%) Kubernetes
3 3 (1.59%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.53%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (0.53%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 26 (13.76%) Microsoft
2 11 (5.82%) Oracle
3 10 (5.29%) Citrix
4 8 (4.23%) VMware
5 7 (3.70%) SAP
6 5 (2.65%) CheckPoint
7 4 (2.12%) Cisco
8 3 (1.59%) Avaya
8 3 (1.59%) EMC
8 3 (1.59%) Northgate
8 3 (1.59%) Sitecore
9 2 (1.06%) Adobe
9 2 (1.06%) Ivanti
10 1 (0.53%) Barracuda Networks
10 1 (0.53%) Civica
10 1 (0.53%) Dell
10 1 (0.53%) ESRI
10 1 (0.53%) Juniper
10 1 (0.53%) Lagan
10 1 (0.53%) Lotus