Period
to 5 March 2021

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 5 March 2021 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
5 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 299 337 486
Rank change year-on-year +38 +149 +7
Contract jobs citing Local Government 297 425 412
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.76% 0.69% 0.46%
As % of the General category 1.87% 1.90% 1.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 242 318 295
Median daily rate £363 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.38% -3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £206 £200 £300
90th Percentile £525 £577 £585
UK median daily rate £375 £400 £413
% change year-on-year -6.25% -3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 74 47 57
Median hourly rate £21.05 £20.50 £19.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.68% +6.85% +0.97%
10th Percentile £17.43 £14.25 £14.29
90th Percentile £26.83 £34.46 £33.40
UK median hourly rate £21.59 £20.50 £19.19
% change year-on-year +5.32% +6.85% +9.63%

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 15,906 22,389 35,938
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 40.76% 36.57% 39.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,826 15,019 24,439
Median daily rate £500 £490 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.04% -2.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £301 £278 £303
90th Percentile £700 £688 £675
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +0.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 608 704 919
Median hourly rate £24.50 £20.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.50% -2.44% -5.53%
10th Percentile £12.50 £12.44 £12.00
90th Percentile £55.00 £50.53 £48.75
Median hourly rate £25.00 £20.21 £20.08
% change year-on-year +23.73% +0.65% -4.40%

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 5 March 2021.

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 5 March 2021.

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 5 March 2021. 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 +4 117 £375 -3.23% 33
South East +103 81 £303 -24.38% 30
North of England +62 46 £355 +9.23% 35
North West +37 30 £319 -1.92% 13
Midlands +39 22 £350 -22.22% 33
Yorkshire +52 13 £425 -15.00% 15
West Midlands +31 12 £319 -32.89% 22
East Midlands +31 10 £425 -5.56% 11
South West +41 8 £201 -57.63% 26
East of England +32 8 £400 +8.11% 15
North East +34 3 £288 -17.71% 7
Local Government
UK

For the 6 months to 5 March 2021, 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 93 (31.31%) Public Sector
2 54 (18.18%) Finance
3 38 (12.79%) Project Management
4 36 (12.12%) Agile Software Development
5 32 (10.77%) ITIL
5 32 (10.77%) Microsoft 365
6 26 (8.75%) Security Cleared
7 25 (8.42%) SQL
7 25 (8.42%) Oracle
7 25 (8.42%) Microsoft
7 25 (8.42%) Problem-Solving
8 22 (7.41%) Law
8 22 (7.41%) Information Security
8 22 (7.41%) User Acceptance Testing
9 21 (7.07%) PRINCE2
10 20 (6.73%) Migration
10 20 (6.73%) Analytics
11 19 (6.40%) Cybersecurity
11 19 (6.40%) Analytical Skills
11 19 (6.40%) JavaScript
12 18 (6.06%) Azure
13 17 (5.72%) HTML
13 17 (5.72%) CSS
13 17 (5.72%) Business Intelligence
13 17 (5.72%) Service Delivery
13 17 (5.72%) GIS
14 16 (5.39%) Web Services
14 16 (5.39%) GDPR
15 15 (5.05%) Proactive Monitoring
15 15 (5.05%) ITIL Certification

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 11 (3.70%) Jadu
1 11 (3.70%) SharePoint
2 5 (1.68%) ArcGIS
3 3 (1.01%) CMS
3 3 (1.01%) MS Exchange
3 3 (1.01%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (0.67%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.34%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.34%) Blackboard Learn
5 1 (0.34%) IIS
5 1 (0.34%) Moodle
5 1 (0.34%) SAS
5 1 (0.34%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.34%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (0.34%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.34%) Umbraco
5 1 (0.34%) WordPress
Applications
1 14 (4.71%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (4.04%) Chatbot
3 11 (3.70%) Microsoft Office
4 9 (3.03%) Microsoft Project
5 5 (1.68%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (1.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 1 (0.34%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.34%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 6 (2.02%) Oracle EBS R12
2 3 (1.01%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (1.01%) Oracle ERP
2 3 (1.01%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 3 (1.01%) Oracle Receivables
3 2 (0.67%) ContrOCC
3 2 (0.67%) Infor M3
3 2 (0.67%) Oracle Payables
3 2 (0.67%) Oracle Payroll
4 1 (0.34%) Aareon QL
4 1 (0.34%) iTrent
4 1 (0.34%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.34%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 32 (10.77%) Microsoft 365
2 18 (6.06%) Azure
3 10 (3.37%) Power Platform
4 5 (1.68%) Azure Active Directory
5 4 (1.35%) AWS
5 4 (1.35%) Google Analytics
6 3 (1.01%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.67%) IaaS
7 2 (0.67%) Logic Apps
7 2 (0.67%) Mimecast
7 2 (0.67%) OneDrive
7 2 (0.67%) PaaS
7 2 (0.67%) Power Automate
8 1 (0.34%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (0.34%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.34%) GitHub
8 1 (0.34%) PowerApps
8 1 (0.34%) SaaS
8 1 (0.34%) Serverless
8 1 (0.34%) ShareGate
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.02%) Firewall
2 5 (1.68%) Intranet
3 3 (1.01%) Cisco IPT
3 3 (1.01%) IP Telephony
4 2 (0.67%) DNS
4 2 (0.67%) Unified Communications
5 1 (0.34%) Internet
5 1 (0.34%) LAN
5 1 (0.34%) MPLS
5 1 (0.34%) NetScaler
5 1 (0.34%) Skype
5 1 (0.34%) SSL
5 1 (0.34%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (5.72%) GIS
2 9 (3.03%) Power BI
3 5 (1.68%) SQL Server
4 4 (1.35%) BusinessObjects
4 4 (1.35%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (1.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (1.01%) Tableau
6 2 (0.67%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.67%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (0.67%) Oracle Database 12c
6 2 (0.67%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.34%) Big Data
7 1 (0.34%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
7 1 (0.34%) EDMS
7 1 (0.34%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.34%) SAP BW
7 1 (0.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.34%) Tableau Desktop
7 1 (0.34%) Tableau Server
Development Applications
1 3 (1.01%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (0.67%) Oracle APEX
2 2 (0.67%) Postman
2 2 (0.67%) SoapUI
2 2 (0.67%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.34%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.34%) JMeter
3 1 (0.34%) LoadRunner
General
1 93 (31.31%) Public Sector
2 54 (18.18%) Finance
3 22 (7.41%) Law
4 15 (5.05%) Telecoms
5 5 (1.68%) Legal
6 4 (1.35%) Electronics
6 4 (1.35%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.35%) Marketing
7 3 (1.01%) Banking
7 3 (1.01%) Police
8 2 (0.67%) Billing
9 1 (0.34%) Advertising
9 1 (0.34%) Back Office
9 1 (0.34%) Fire and Rescue
9 1 (0.34%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.34%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 50 (16.84%) Analyst
2 27 (9.09%) Project Manager
3 20 (6.73%) Developer
4 17 (5.72%) Consultant
5 16 (5.39%) Business Analyst
6 15 (5.05%) Desktop Support
7 14 (4.71%) Data Analyst
7 14 (4.71%) Support Engineer
8 13 (4.38%) Architect
8 13 (4.38%) Desktop Engineer
8 13 (4.38%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 11 (3.70%) Solutions Architect
10 10 (3.37%) Technical Architect
11 9 (3.03%) Information Analyst
11 9 (3.03%) Rollout Engineer
11 9 (3.03%) Technical Solutions Architect
12 8 (2.69%) Database Engineer
12 8 (2.69%) Delivery Manager
12 8 (2.69%) Fibre Planner
12 8 (2.69%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (5.72%) CSS
1 17 (5.72%) HTML
2 16 (5.39%) Web Services
3 13 (4.38%) JSON
3 13 (4.38%) RESTful
4 11 (3.70%) CSS3
4 11 (3.70%) HTML5
4 11 (3.70%) Twig
5 8 (2.69%) .NET
6 5 (1.68%) Oracle Fusion
7 4 (1.35%) REST
8 3 (1.01%) pytest
8 3 (1.01%) XML
8 3 (1.01%) XSLT
9 2 (0.67%) .NET Framework
9 2 (0.67%) ASP.NET
9 2 (0.67%) SOAP
9 2 (0.67%) WCF
9 2 (0.67%) WSDL
9 2 (0.67%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 19 (6.40%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (5.05%) Social Media
3 13 (4.38%) NHS
3 13 (4.38%) User Experience
4 9 (3.03%) Driving Licence
4 9 (3.03%) Freedom of Information
5 8 (2.69%) Management Information System
6 6 (2.02%) Data Centre
7 3 (1.01%) Handset
8 2 (0.67%) Linked Data
8 2 (0.67%) N-Tier
8 2 (0.67%) PMI
8 2 (0.67%) Virtual Team
9 1 (0.34%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.34%) Cyberattack
9 1 (0.34%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.34%) Fibre Optics
9 1 (0.34%) Greenfield Project
9 1 (0.34%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.34%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 14 (4.71%) Windows
2 12 (4.04%) Windows 10
3 2 (0.67%) Linux
3 2 (0.67%) Unix
4 1 (0.34%) Mac OS
4 1 (0.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.34%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.34%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (12.79%) Project Management
2 36 (12.12%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (10.77%) ITIL
4 25 (8.42%) Problem-Solving
5 22 (7.41%) Information Security
5 22 (7.41%) User Acceptance Testing
6 21 (7.07%) PRINCE2
7 20 (6.73%) Analytics
7 20 (6.73%) Migration
8 19 (6.40%) Cybersecurity
9 17 (5.72%) Business Intelligence
9 17 (5.72%) Service Delivery
10 15 (5.05%) Change Control
10 15 (5.05%) Change Management
10 15 (5.05%) Proactive Monitoring
10 15 (5.05%) Problem Management
10 15 (5.05%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 14 (4.71%) Artificial Intelligence
11 14 (4.71%) Project Delivery
11 14 (4.71%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (8.42%) SQL
2 19 (6.40%) JavaScript
3 12 (4.04%) PHP
4 11 (3.70%) Python
5 5 (1.68%) C
6 4 (1.35%) C#
6 4 (1.35%) Java
7 3 (1.01%) R
7 3 (1.01%) sed
8 2 (0.67%) PL/SQL
8 2 (0.67%) PowerShell
8 2 (0.67%) Ruby
8 2 (0.67%) VBA
Qualifications
1 26 (8.75%) Security Cleared
2 15 (5.05%) DBS Check
2 15 (5.05%) ITIL Certification
3 10 (3.37%) Degree
4 7 (2.36%) SC Cleared
5 5 (1.68%) CISM
5 5 (1.68%) CISSP
5 5 (1.68%) PMP
6 4 (1.35%) CISA
6 4 (1.35%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
6 4 (1.35%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
7 3 (1.01%) CCNA
7 3 (1.01%) CCNP
7 3 (1.01%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (1.01%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 3 (1.01%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 2 (0.67%) APMP
8 2 (0.67%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.34%) APMG
9 1 (0.34%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (5.39%) GDPR
2 15 (5.05%) Disclosure Scotland
3 10 (3.37%) PMO
4 8 (2.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 7 (2.36%) QA
6 5 (1.68%) COBIT
7 4 (1.35%) PCI DSS
8 3 (1.01%) Data Quality
9 2 (0.67%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 2 (0.67%) ISO 22301
9 2 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 2 (0.67%) NEBOSH
9 2 (0.67%) SLA
10 1 (0.34%) P3O
10 1 (0.34%) WCAG
System Software
1 6 (2.02%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.34%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 11 (3.70%) SCCM
2 4 (1.35%) Single Sign-On
3 1 (0.34%) AirWatch
3 1 (0.34%) EMC NetWorker
3 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 25 (8.42%) Microsoft
1 25 (8.42%) Oracle
2 8 (2.69%) Capita
3 7 (2.36%) SAP
4 4 (1.35%) Google
4 4 (1.35%) Liquidlogic
5 3 (1.01%) Cisco
5 3 (1.01%) Citrix
5 3 (1.01%) Ivanti
6 2 (0.67%) Northgate
6 2 (0.67%) Proofpoint
7 1 (0.34%) 3PAR
7 1 (0.34%) Aareon
7 1 (0.34%) Alteryx
7 1 (0.34%) Apple
7 1 (0.34%) Blackboard
7 1 (0.34%) MuleSoft
7 1 (0.34%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.34%) Sitecore
7 1 (0.34%) VMware