The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Local Government in contract job vacancies advertised in Kent. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Local Government over the 3 months to 25 March 2017 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Local Government
South East / Kent
Rank 43 - -
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing Local Government 5 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 1.74% - -
As % of the General category 5.00% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Median daily rate £450 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £325 £400
% change year-on-year +22.30% -18.75%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £21.78 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.88 £22.45 £35.00
% change year-on-year -11.46% -35.85%  

Local Government is in the common skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Kent with a requirement for common skills.

General Skills
Kent
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 100 189 83
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Kent 34.72% 41.00% 32.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 144 49
Median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £180 £166
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £575 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 3
Median hourly rate £21.78 £177.50 £37.62
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -87.73% +371.82%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £31.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -14.28% +26.00%  

Local Government
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Kent citing Local Government as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the General category.

Job vacancy trend for Local Government in Kent

Local Government
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Kent

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Local Government in Kent.

Contractor daily rate trend for Local Government in Kent

Local Government
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Local Government in Kent.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Local Government in Kent

Local Government
Contract Job Locations in Kent

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 Kent region over the 3 months to 25 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Maidstone - 1 £500 -
Local Government
South East

Local Government
Top 12 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Local Government also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Kent region with a requirement for Local Government.

1 4 (66.67%) PRINCE2
1 4 (66.67%) Project Management
1 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (33.33%) PRINCE
3 1 (16.67%) Firewall
3 1 (16.67%) Finance
3 1 (16.67%) ITIL
3 1 (16.67%) Billing
3 1 (16.67%) Security Patching
3 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
3 1 (16.67%) PMP
3 1 (16.67%) Unit4 Business World

Local Government
Top Related IT Skills in Kent 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:

Business Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Unit4 Business World
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) Firewall
General
1 1 (16.67%) Billing
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Programme Manager
2 3 (50.00%) Digital Programme Manager
3 2 (33.33%) Senior Manager
3 2 (33.33%) Senior Programme Manager
4 1 (16.67%) Analyst
4 1 (16.67%) Consultant
4 1 (16.67%) Network Analyst
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (66.67%) PRINCE2
1 4 (66.67%) Project Management
2 2 (33.33%) PRINCE
3 1 (16.67%) ITIL
3 1 (16.67%) Security Patching
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) PMP
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) Active Directory