Period
to 24 May 2020

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 24 May 2020 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
24 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 323 448 488
Rank change year-on-year +125 +40 -43
Contract jobs citing Local Government 325 435 412
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.75% 0.52% 0.45%
As % of the General category 1.99% 1.30% 1.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 222 291 249
Median daily rate £394 £405 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.78% +8.00% -4.46%
10th Percentile £200 £278 £263
90th Percentile £575 £575 £575
UK median daily rate £400 £405 £383
% change year-on-year -1.23% +5.81% -4.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 47 50
Median hourly rate £21.75 £18.50 £22.21
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.57% -16.70% +8.22%
10th Percentile £15.43 £13.23 £14.05
90th Percentile £46.50 £37.67 £35.00
UK median hourly rate £21.75 £18.50 £22.21
% change year-on-year +17.57% -16.70% +14.26%

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 16,327 33,380 37,799
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 37.87% 39.83% 41.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,435 21,956 24,936
Median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £290 £308 £288
90th Percentile £700 £675 £675
UK median daily rate £495 £488 £475
% change year-on-year +1.54% +2.63% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 584 888 1,000
Median hourly rate £26.46 £22.92 £22.54
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.47% +1.69% +4.73%
10th Percentile £12.86 £12.50 £12.00
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.00 £48.75
Median hourly rate £26.84 £22.65 £21.90
% change year-on-year +18.50% +3.42% -0.45%

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 24 May 2020.

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 24 May 2020.

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 24 May 2020. 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 +147 167 £375 -6.25% 9
South East +116 56 £400 -8.96% 12
North of England +58 38 £325 -16.13% 8
South West +2 28 £438 +6.71% 11
North West +38 27 £325 -10.34% 4
East of England +59 21 £403 -8.52% 16
Midlands +49 15 £450 +9.09% 4
Yorkshire +57 10 £325 -33.33% 1
West Midlands +48 8 £469 +25.00% 3
East Midlands +38 6 £450 -7.69% 1
North East +21 1 £350 -31.94% 3
Local Government
UK

For the 6 months to 24 May 2020, 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.

1 143 (44.00%) Public Sector
2 46 (14.15%) Microsoft
3 44 (13.54%) Agile Software Development
4 42 (12.92%) Migration
4 42 (12.92%) SQL
5 41 (12.62%) Project Management
6 35 (10.77%) Windows
7 34 (10.46%) Azure
8 30 (9.23%) NHS
9 29 (8.92%) Oracle
9 29 (8.92%) Finance
10 28 (8.62%) SQL Server
10 28 (8.62%) CRM
11 27 (8.31%) Project Delivery
12 26 (8.00%) ITIL
12 26 (8.00%) PRINCE2
13 25 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
13 25 (7.69%) Active Directory
14 24 (7.38%) SharePoint
15 21 (6.46%) SCCM
15 21 (6.46%) Windows 10
16 20 (6.15%) Analytical Skills
16 20 (6.15%) VMware
17 19 (5.85%) Degree
17 19 (5.85%) Office 365
18 18 (5.54%) Stakeholder Management
18 18 (5.54%) ERP
19 17 (5.23%) Microsoft Office
19 17 (5.23%) Dynamics CRM
19 17 (5.23%) Data Centre

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 24 (7.38%) SharePoint
2 8 (2.46%) BizTalk Server
3 6 (1.85%) IIS
4 5 (1.54%) ArcGIS
4 5 (1.54%) MS Exchange
4 5 (1.54%) Skype for Business
5 3 (0.92%) CMS
5 3 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (0.92%) Oracle Workflow
5 3 (0.92%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (0.62%) WordPress
7 1 (0.31%) Apache
7 1 (0.31%) Jadu
7 1 (0.31%) Oracle Application Server
7 1 (0.31%) SAS
7 1 (0.31%) Umbraco
Applications
1 17 (5.23%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (4.00%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (1.23%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (0.92%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.92%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.62%) Chatbot
6 1 (0.31%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.31%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 17 (5.23%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (2.15%) Oracle Receivables
3 6 (1.85%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 5 (1.54%) Dynamics AX
4 5 (1.54%) Oracle EBS
5 4 (1.23%) Oracle Payables
6 3 (0.92%) Oracle EBS R12
6 3 (0.92%) Oracle Financials
6 3 (0.92%) Oracle iSupplier
6 3 (0.92%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 3 (0.92%) SAP HCM
6 3 (0.92%) SAP Payroll
7 2 (0.62%) ContrOCC
7 2 (0.62%) iTrent
7 2 (0.62%) Oracle Cash Management
7 2 (0.62%) Oracle Payroll
8 1 (0.31%) Infor M3
8 1 (0.31%) Northgate Housing
8 1 (0.31%) OPENContractor
8 1 (0.31%) OPENHousing
Cloud Services
1 34 (10.46%) Azure
2 19 (5.85%) Office 365
3 16 (4.92%) Power Platform
4 11 (3.38%) Dynamics 365
5 9 (2.77%) AWS
6 3 (0.92%) Azure Active Directory
6 3 (0.92%) Google Analytics
6 3 (0.92%) OneDrive
6 3 (0.92%) Serverless
7 2 (0.62%) SaaS
7 2 (0.62%) Taleo
8 1 (0.31%) Adobe Creative Cloud
8 1 (0.31%) AdWords
8 1 (0.31%) Azure Functions
8 1 (0.31%) Boomi
8 1 (0.31%) Dropbox
8 1 (0.31%) IaaS
8 1 (0.31%) PaaS
8 1 (0.31%) PowerApps
8 1 (0.31%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 9 (2.77%) SAN
2 8 (2.46%) LAN
2 8 (2.46%) WAN
3 6 (1.85%) DNS
3 6 (1.85%) Intranet
4 4 (1.23%) DHCP
4 4 (1.23%) Radio Access Network
4 4 (1.23%) Skype
4 4 (1.23%) VSAN
5 3 (0.92%) DMZ
5 3 (0.92%) NAS
5 3 (0.92%) Reverse Proxy
5 3 (0.92%) TCP/IP
5 3 (0.92%) VLAN
5 3 (0.92%) Wireless
6 2 (0.62%) Firewall
6 2 (0.62%) Softphone
6 2 (0.62%) VoIP
7 1 (0.31%) HTTP
7 1 (0.31%) PSTN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (8.62%) SQL Server
2 15 (4.62%) Power BI
3 13 (4.00%) GIS
4 12 (3.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 10 (3.08%) BusinessObjects
6 7 (2.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 6 (1.85%) MySQL
7 6 (1.85%) Oracle Database
7 6 (1.85%) Relational Database
8 4 (1.23%) Oracle Reports
9 3 (0.92%) Oracle BI Publisher
9 3 (0.92%) Oracle Database 10g
9 3 (0.92%) RDBMS
9 3 (0.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 2 (0.62%) Big Data
10 2 (0.62%) Electronic Patient Records
10 2 (0.62%) Geospatial Data
10 2 (0.62%) QGIS
10 2 (0.62%) Spatial Data
10 2 (0.62%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 7 (2.15%) Visual Studio
2 4 (1.23%) Git (software)
2 4 (1.23%) JIRA
2 4 (1.23%) Oracle Forms
3 3 (0.92%) Postman
3 3 (0.92%) SoapUI
3 3 (0.92%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (0.62%) Android Studio
4 2 (0.62%) RStudio
5 1 (0.31%) GCC
5 1 (0.31%) MSI
General
1 143 (44.00%) Public Sector
2 29 (8.92%) Finance
3 8 (2.46%) Legal
4 7 (2.15%) Telecoms
5 6 (1.85%) General Ledger
6 4 (1.23%) Housing Association
6 4 (1.23%) Law
6 4 (1.23%) Marketing
7 2 (0.62%) Back Office
7 2 (0.62%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (0.62%) Police
7 2 (0.62%) Publishing
8 1 (0.31%) Electronics
8 1 (0.31%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.31%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.31%) Social Housing
8 1 (0.31%) Social Science
Job Titles
1 44 (13.54%) Analyst
2 41 (12.62%) Project Manager
3 29 (8.92%) Developer
4 25 (7.69%) Consultant
5 24 (7.38%) Business Analyst
6 16 (4.92%) Programme Manager
7 14 (4.31%) User Researcher
8 11 (3.38%) Architect
9 8 (2.46%) Digital Project Manager
9 8 (2.46%) Windows Engineer
10 7 (2.15%) Senior Manager
10 7 (2.15%) Solutions Architect
10 7 (2.15%) Support Analyst
11 6 (1.85%) Data Scientist
11 6 (1.85%) Functional Consultant
11 6 (1.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 6 (1.85%) Planning Manager
11 6 (1.85%) Salesforce Developer
11 6 (1.85%) SQL Developer
12 5 (1.54%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (3.08%) .NET
1 10 (3.08%) HTML
2 8 (2.46%) Web Services
3 7 (2.15%) XML
4 6 (1.85%) CSS
4 6 (1.85%) Oracle Fusion
4 6 (1.85%) Visualforce
5 5 (1.54%) J2EE
5 5 (1.54%) REST
6 4 (1.23%) JSON
6 4 (1.23%) RESTful
6 4 (1.23%) SOAP
6 4 (1.23%) XSLT
7 3 (0.92%) .NET Framework
7 3 (0.92%) WCF
7 3 (0.92%) WSDL
7 3 (0.92%) XML Schema
8 2 (0.62%) Dagger
8 2 (0.62%) HTML5
8 2 (0.62%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 30 (9.23%) NHS
2 20 (6.15%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (5.23%) Data Centre
4 10 (3.08%) User Experience
5 6 (1.85%) Data Structures
5 6 (1.85%) e-Learning
5 6 (1.85%) Management Information System
6 5 (1.54%) Hybrid Cloud
6 5 (1.54%) Photography
7 4 (1.23%) Data Protection Act
8 3 (0.92%) Blog
8 3 (0.92%) Driving Licence
8 3 (0.92%) EMC VMAX
8 3 (0.92%) EMC VNX
8 3 (0.92%) Fat Client
8 3 (0.92%) N-Tier
8 3 (0.92%) PKI
8 3 (0.92%) Public Cloud
8 3 (0.92%) Self-Motivation
8 3 (0.92%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 35 (10.77%) Windows
2 21 (6.46%) Windows 10
3 8 (2.46%) Windows Server
4 6 (1.85%) Windows 7
5 4 (1.23%) Unix
5 4 (1.23%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (1.23%) Windows Server 2016
6 3 (0.92%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (0.62%) Android
8 1 (0.31%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.31%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (13.54%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (12.92%) Migration
3 41 (12.62%) Project Management
4 28 (8.62%) CRM
5 27 (8.31%) Project Delivery
6 26 (8.00%) ITIL
6 26 (8.00%) PRINCE2
7 25 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
8 18 (5.54%) ERP
8 18 (5.54%) Stakeholder Management
9 15 (4.62%) Data Migration
10 14 (4.31%) Business Analysis
11 12 (3.69%) Decision-Making
11 12 (3.69%) Service Delivery
11 12 (3.69%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 12 (3.69%) Usability Testing
11 12 (3.69%) Visualisation
12 11 (3.38%) Data Protection
12 11 (3.38%) Problem-Solving
13 10 (3.08%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 42 (12.92%) SQL
2 16 (4.92%) Java
3 13 (4.00%) JavaScript
4 9 (2.77%) Python
5 7 (2.15%) C#
5 7 (2.15%) PowerShell
6 6 (1.85%) Apex Code
7 5 (1.54%) PL/SQL
7 5 (1.54%) R
7 5 (1.54%) T-SQL
8 4 (1.23%) VBA
9 3 (0.92%) PHP
10 2 (0.62%) C
10 2 (0.62%) Kotlin
11 1 (0.31%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 1 (0.31%) Ruby
11 1 (0.31%) TypeScript
11 1 (0.31%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 19 (5.85%) Degree
2 14 (4.31%) Security Cleared
3 10 (3.08%) SC Cleared
4 3 (0.92%) CISSP
4 3 (0.92%) DBS Check
4 3 (0.92%) DV Cleared
4 3 (0.92%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (0.92%) Numerate Degree
5 2 (0.62%) CCAB
5 2 (0.62%) CESG Certified Professional
5 2 (0.62%) CIMA
5 2 (0.62%) MCSE
5 2 (0.62%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (0.31%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.31%) CIPFA
6 1 (0.31%) CISM
6 1 (0.31%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.31%) MySQL Certification
6 1 (0.31%) PMP
6 1 (0.31%) RIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.15%) PMO
2 6 (1.85%) Data Quality
2 6 (1.85%) GDPR
2 6 (1.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (1.85%) SLA
3 4 (1.23%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 3 (0.92%) ISO 22301
5 2 (0.62%) NCSC
5 2 (0.62%) QA
5 2 (0.62%) RMADS
6 1 (0.31%) Actionable Recommendations
6 1 (0.31%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.31%) GMP
6 1 (0.31%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.31%) WCAG
System Software
1 25 (7.69%) Active Directory
2 16 (4.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (2.77%) vSphere
4 8 (2.46%) XenApp
5 7 (2.15%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 6 (1.85%) VMware NSX
7 4 (1.23%) Hyper-V
7 4 (1.23%) Microsoft App-V
7 4 (1.23%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.62%) Docker
9 1 (0.31%) DFS Replication
9 1 (0.31%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.31%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 21 (6.46%) SCCM
2 8 (2.46%) SCOM
3 6 (1.85%) NetBackup
4 5 (1.54%) vRealize
5 4 (1.23%) SCOrch
5 4 (1.23%) vCenter Server
6 3 (0.92%) Failover Clustering
6 3 (0.92%) Microsoft Clustering
6 3 (0.92%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 2 (0.62%) Kubernetes
8 1 (0.31%) SCVMM
8 1 (0.31%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 46 (14.15%) Microsoft
2 29 (8.92%) Oracle
3 20 (6.15%) VMware
4 13 (4.00%) SAP
5 11 (3.38%) Citrix
6 8 (2.46%) Dell
6 8 (2.46%) EMC
6 8 (2.46%) Northgate
7 7 (2.15%) Liquidlogic
8 6 (1.85%) Salesforce.com
9 5 (1.54%) Civica
10 4 (1.23%) Cisco
10 4 (1.23%) Google
10 4 (1.23%) Ivanti
11 3 (0.92%) EqualLogic
11 3 (0.92%) NetApp
11 3 (0.92%) SolarWinds
11 3 (0.92%) Tableau
12 2 (0.62%) Capita
12 2 (0.62%) Sitecore