Period
to 15 August 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 15 August 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
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 671 577 587
Rank change year-on-year -94 +10 -88
Contract jobs citing Local Government 189 262 304
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.20% 0.30% 0.30%
As % of the General category 0.54% 0.75% 0.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 136 182 219
England median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.29% -
10th Percentile £280 £225 £205
90th Percentile £575 £575 £513
UK median daily rate £406 £400 £350
% change year-on-year +1.43% +14.29% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 11 27
England median hourly rate £22.65 £18.26 £22.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.04% -18.66% +2.77%
10th Percentile £17.00 £14.10 £14.96
90th Percentile £35.00 £25.00 £37.50
UK median hourly rate £22.65 £18.26 £22.40
% change year-on-year +24.04% -18.48% +2.54%

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 34,808 34,986 37,010
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 37.26% 39.70% 36.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,042 23,213 24,996
England median daily rate £475 £465 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.15% +3.33% +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £285 £263
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 779 769 866
England median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.75 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £25.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year -1.96% +7.37% +4.03%

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 15 August 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 15 August 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 15 August 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 -16 75 £375 -6.25% 10
North of England -22 53 £375 +27.12% 8
North West -6 48 £403 +36.56% 3
South East -27 22 £475 -3.06% 11
Midlands -32 19 £475 +23.14% 10
West Midlands -33 13 £475 +36.40% 3
East of England -52 13 £463 -7.50% 6
South West -29 9 £320 -20.00% 4
Yorkshire -17 6 £375 +66.67% 3
East Midlands -2 4 £525 - 7
Local Government
UK

For the 6 months to 15 August 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 32 (16.93%) Windows
1 32 (16.93%) Microsoft
1 32 (16.93%) Migration
2 30 (15.87%) Project Management
3 27 (14.29%) Finance
4 24 (12.70%) JavaScript
4 24 (12.70%) SQL
5 23 (12.17%) Active Directory
5 23 (12.17%) Data Centre
6 22 (11.64%) Office 365
6 22 (11.64%) SQL Server
7 20 (10.58%) PRINCE2
8 19 (10.05%) Windows Server
9 18 (9.52%) CSS
9 18 (9.52%) HTML
9 18 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
9 18 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
10 17 (8.99%) MS Exchange
10 17 (8.99%) Citrix
10 17 (8.99%) SCCM
11 16 (8.47%) Microsoft Azure
11 16 (8.47%) ITIL
11 16 (8.47%) Telecoms
12 15 (7.94%) Windows Server 2003
12 15 (7.94%) XenApp
12 15 (7.94%) SCOM
13 14 (7.41%) ServiceNow
13 14 (7.41%) Oracle
14 13 (6.88%) PKI
14 13 (6.88%) Security Cleared

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 17 (8.99%) MS Exchange
2 13 (6.88%) Exchange Server 2003
2 13 (6.88%) Skype for Business
3 6 (3.17%) SharePoint
4 5 (2.65%) WordPress
5 4 (2.12%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (2.12%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (2.12%) IIS
6 2 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (1.06%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (0.53%) Apache
7 1 (0.53%) Confluence
7 1 (0.53%) JBoss
7 1 (0.53%) Tomcat
Applications
1 6 (3.17%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (2.12%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (2.12%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.06%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 9 (4.76%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (2.65%) Oracle EBS R12
3 4 (2.12%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (1.06%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.53%) Infor M3
5 1 (0.53%) Northgate Housing
5 1 (0.53%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.53%) Oracle Cash Management
5 1 (0.53%) Oracle Internet Expenses
5 1 (0.53%) Oracle iProcurement
5 1 (0.53%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.53%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (0.53%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 22 (11.64%) Office 365
2 16 (8.47%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (6.88%) Dynamics 365
4 5 (2.65%) Rackspace Cloud
5 3 (1.59%) SaaS
5 3 (1.59%) Taleo
6 2 (1.06%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (5.82%) Broadband
2 8 (4.23%) ATM
3 6 (3.17%) WAN
4 5 (2.65%) Firewall
4 5 (2.65%) LAN
5 4 (2.12%) SAN
6 3 (1.59%) Internet
6 3 (1.59%) VoIP
7 2 (1.06%) HTTP
7 2 (1.06%) NAS
7 2 (1.06%) Reverse Proxy
7 2 (1.06%) SMS
7 2 (1.06%) SMTP
7 2 (1.06%) TCP/IP
7 2 (1.06%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (0.53%) DHCP
8 1 (0.53%) DNS
8 1 (0.53%) Software-Defined Networking
8 1 (0.53%) SSL
8 1 (0.53%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (11.64%) SQL Server
2 11 (5.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 8 (4.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (3.17%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (2.65%) SQL Server 2016
6 4 (2.12%) Power BI
7 3 (1.59%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (1.59%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (1.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (1.06%) Oracle Discoverer
8 2 (1.06%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (1.06%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (0.53%) BusinessObjects
9 1 (0.53%) GIS
9 1 (0.53%) MySQL
9 1 (0.53%) Oracle BI EE
9 1 (0.53%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (1.06%) AdminStudio
2 1 (0.53%) JIRA
2 1 (0.53%) Oracle Forms
General
1 27 (14.29%) Finance
2 16 (8.47%) Telecoms
3 10 (5.29%) Marketing
4 9 (4.76%) Back Office
5 4 (2.12%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.06%) Electronics
6 2 (1.06%) Front Office
6 2 (1.06%) Legal
7 1 (0.53%) Retail
Job Titles
1 34 (17.99%) Project Manager
2 26 (13.76%) Analyst
3 21 (11.11%) Consultant
4 16 (8.47%) Developer
5 15 (7.94%) Architect
5 15 (7.94%) Business Analyst
6 13 (6.88%) Server Engineer
7 11 (5.82%) ServiceNow Consultant
8 8 (4.23%) Facilities Manager
8 8 (4.23%) Facilities Project Manager
8 8 (4.23%) Head of Facilities
8 8 (4.23%) Head of Projects
8 8 (4.23%) ICT Manager
9 7 (3.70%) IT Manager
9 7 (3.70%) Programme Manager
10 6 (3.17%) Administrator
10 6 (3.17%) Change Manager
10 6 (3.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 6 (3.17%) Senior Analyst
10 6 (3.17%) Storage Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (9.52%) CSS
1 18 (9.52%) HTML
2 11 (5.82%) .NET
3 8 (4.23%) ASP.NET
3 8 (4.23%) ASP.NET Web API
3 8 (4.23%) WCF
4 6 (3.17%) AngularJS
4 6 (3.17%) HTML5
5 2 (1.06%) jQuery
5 2 (1.06%) Leaflet
6 1 (0.53%) CSS3
6 1 (0.53%) Ext JS
6 1 (0.53%) LAMP
6 1 (0.53%) React
6 1 (0.53%) RESTful
6 1 (0.53%) WAMP
6 1 (0.53%) XHTML
6 1 (0.53%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 23 (12.17%) Data Centre
2 13 (6.88%) PKI
3 8 (4.23%) CCTV
4 5 (2.65%) User Experience
5 4 (2.12%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (2.12%) Freedom of Information
5 4 (2.12%) NHS
5 4 (2.12%) Private Cloud
5 4 (2.12%) Self-Motivation
6 3 (1.59%) Hybrid Cloud
6 3 (1.59%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.59%) Oracle Exalytics
6 3 (1.59%) Virtual Team
7 2 (1.06%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.06%) EMC VMAX
7 2 (1.06%) EMC VNX
7 2 (1.06%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.06%) VxBlock/Vblock
8 1 (0.53%) Clustering
8 1 (0.53%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 32 (16.93%) Windows
2 19 (10.05%) Windows Server
3 15 (7.94%) Windows Server 2003
4 9 (4.76%) Linux
5 6 (3.17%) Windows 10
5 6 (3.17%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (2.65%) Windows 7
7 4 (2.12%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (1.59%) Oracle Linux
8 3 (1.59%) Solaris
8 3 (1.59%) Unix
9 1 (0.53%) AIX
9 1 (0.53%) Android
9 1 (0.53%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (16.93%) Migration
2 30 (15.87%) Project Management
3 20 (10.58%) PRINCE2
4 18 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
5 16 (8.47%) ITIL
6 12 (6.35%) Technical Architecture
7 11 (5.82%) Business Analysis
7 11 (5.82%) Change Management
7 11 (5.82%) Decision-Making
7 11 (5.82%) Problem Management
7 11 (5.82%) Server Building
7 11 (5.82%) Service Delivery
7 11 (5.82%) Workflow
8 10 (5.29%) Creative Thinking
8 10 (5.29%) CRM
8 10 (5.29%) ERP
8 10 (5.29%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 9 (4.76%) Business Transformation
9 9 (4.76%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (12.70%) JavaScript
1 24 (12.70%) SQL
2 9 (4.76%) C#
2 9 (4.76%) PL/SQL
3 6 (3.17%) PHP
3 6 (3.17%) PowerShell
4 5 (2.65%) T-SQL
5 3 (1.59%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
5 3 (1.59%) Java
5 3 (1.59%) VBScript
6 2 (1.06%) VB
Qualifications
1 13 (6.88%) Security Cleared
2 8 (4.23%) SC Cleared
3 6 (3.17%) Degree
3 6 (3.17%) DV Cleared
3 6 (3.17%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 5 (2.65%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (1.59%) CCNA
5 3 (1.59%) CCNP
5 3 (1.59%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (1.06%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (1.06%) DBS Check
6 2 (1.06%) MCP
6 2 (1.06%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.53%) CISSP
7 1 (0.53%) ECDL
7 1 (0.53%) ISEB
7 1 (0.53%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.53%) NVQ Level 3
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.12%) Data Quality
1 4 (2.12%) GDPR
2 3 (1.59%) PMO
3 2 (1.06%) SLA
4 1 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 1 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.53%) QA
System Software
1 23 (12.17%) Active Directory
2 15 (7.94%) XenApp
3 13 (6.88%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 9 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (2.65%) vSphere
6 4 (2.12%) Hyper-V
6 4 (2.12%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (1.59%) NFS
7 3 (1.59%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (1.06%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.53%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.53%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.53%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 17 (8.99%) SCCM
2 15 (7.94%) SCOM
3 5 (2.65%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 3 (1.59%) Cisco IPCC
4 3 (1.59%) Oracle ZFS
4 3 (1.59%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 3 (1.59%) Tivoli
5 2 (1.06%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (1.06%) Microsoft Intune
5 2 (1.06%) NetBackup
5 2 (1.06%) SCOrch
5 2 (1.06%) SCVMM
5 2 (1.06%) SmoothWall
5 2 (1.06%) WSUS
6 1 (0.53%) Cobbler
6 1 (0.53%) HP SIM
6 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (0.53%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.53%) Puppet
6 1 (0.53%) vMotion
Vendors
1 32 (16.93%) Microsoft
2 17 (8.99%) Citrix
3 14 (7.41%) Oracle
3 14 (7.41%) ServiceNow
4 10 (5.29%) VMware
5 6 (3.17%) Cisco
6 5 (2.65%) Dell
6 5 (2.65%) Rackspace
7 4 (2.12%) Northgate
7 4 (2.12%) SAP
8 3 (1.59%) HP
8 3 (1.59%) Ivanti
8 3 (1.59%) Juniper
9 2 (1.06%) Adobe
9 2 (1.06%) Avaya
9 2 (1.06%) EMC
9 2 (1.06%) F5
9 2 (1.06%) McAfee
9 2 (1.06%) MobileIron
9 2 (1.06%) Veeam