Period
to 25 July 2021

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Local Government in contract job vacancies advertised in London. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Local Government over the 6 months to 25 July 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)
England > London
6 months to
25 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 369 228 405
Rank change year-on-year -141 +177 +76
Contract jobs citing Local Government 147 159 205
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.50% 0.98% 0.51%
As % of the General category 0.86% 1.69% 0.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 121 170
10th Percentile £293 £206 £213
25th Percentile £318 £300 £313
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £400 £400 £400
75th Percentile £475 £488 £450
90th Percentile £538 £538 £519
England median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 14 13
10th Percentile £15.79 £19.39 £10.25
25th Percentile £20.00 £20.37 £18.14
Median hourly rate £21.62 £32.70 £20.00
Median % change year-on-year -33.88% +63.49% -10.79%
75th Percentile £24.35 £44.13 £20.89
90th Percentile £28.75 £54.20 £24.30
England median hourly rate £21.05 £20.57 £18.50
% change year-on-year +2.32% +11.20% -15.91%

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 London with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for common skills 17,101 9,428 22,689
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 57.78% 58.08% 56.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,037 6,716 15,948
10th Percentile £356 £325 £319
25th Percentile £450 £419 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £525 £525
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%
75th Percentile £650 £638 £625
90th Percentile £738 £738 £700
England median daily rate £513 £498 £475
% change year-on-year +3.02% +4.74% +1.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 183 142 286
10th Percentile £15.20 £13.78 £11.88
25th Percentile £20.00 £19.00 £15.38
Median hourly rate £29.63 £27.30 £21.00
Median % change year-on-year +8.54% +29.98% -1.69%
75th Percentile £47.38 £43.34 £30.00
90th Percentile £64.00 £54.90 £51.15
England median hourly rate £19.50 £20.18 £20.00
% change year-on-year -3.35% +0.88% +6.95%

Local Government
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing Local Government as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for Local Government in London

Local Government
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Local Government in London.

Daily rate trend for Local Government in London

Local Government
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Local Government in London over the 6 months to 25 July 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Local Government in London

Local Government
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Local Government in London.

Hourly rate trend for Local Government in London

Local Government
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Local Government in London over the 6 months to 25 July 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for Local Government in London

Local Government
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 6 months to 25 July 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
Central London -31 17 £400 -5.88% 10
West London +8 12 £300 -6.25% 13
East London -4 10 £381 +12.89% 4
North London +12 8 £455 +5.81% 3
South London +22 3 £500 +66.67% 4
Local Government
England

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 London region with a requirement for Local Government.

1 49 (33.33%) Public Sector
2 25 (17.01%) Finance
3 21 (14.29%) Project Management
3 21 (14.29%) PRINCE2
3 21 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
3 21 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (12.24%) Oracle
4 18 (12.24%) Power Platform
4 18 (12.24%) Analytical Skills
4 18 (12.24%) Power BI
5 17 (11.56%) Social Skills
6 16 (10.88%) Python
6 16 (10.88%) GIS
7 15 (10.20%) SQL
7 15 (10.20%) Microsoft
7 15 (10.20%) Project Delivery
8 13 (8.84%) Windows
8 13 (8.84%) Management Information System
9 12 (8.16%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 12 (8.16%) QA
10 11 (7.48%) R
10 11 (7.48%) Degree
10 11 (7.48%) Problem-Solving
11 10 (6.80%) Microsoft 365
11 10 (6.80%) Data Protection
11 10 (6.80%) Azure
11 10 (6.80%) Service Delivery
12 9 (6.12%) Law
12 9 (6.12%) Unix
12 9 (6.12%) Oracle EBS R12

Local Government
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 3 (2.04%) Apache Spark
1 3 (2.04%) Confluence
1 3 (2.04%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.36%) ArcGIS
2 2 (1.36%) Smallworld
3 1 (0.68%) CMS
3 1 (0.68%) Drupal
3 1 (0.68%) Jadu
3 1 (0.68%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 8 (5.44%) SPSS
1 8 (5.44%) Stata
2 6 (4.08%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (3.40%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (3.40%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (2.04%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (1.36%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.68%) S-PLUS
6 1 (0.68%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (6.12%) Oracle EBS R12
2 6 (4.08%) Oracle EBS
3 5 (3.40%) Oracle Payables
3 5 (3.40%) Oracle Receivables
4 2 (1.36%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (1.36%) iTrent
4 2 (1.36%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.68%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.68%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 18 (12.24%) Power Platform
2 10 (6.80%) Azure
2 10 (6.80%) Microsoft 365
3 6 (4.08%) AWS
4 4 (2.72%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (1.36%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (1.36%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (0.68%) Azure Logic Apps
6 1 (0.68%) GitHub
6 1 (0.68%) Google Docs
6 1 (0.68%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.72%) Internet
2 2 (1.36%) Firewall
3 1 (0.68%) Cisco Wireless
3 1 (0.68%) DNS
3 1 (0.68%) Ethernet
3 1 (0.68%) LAN
3 1 (0.68%) MPLS
3 1 (0.68%) SSL
3 1 (0.68%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.68%) Unified Communications
3 1 (0.68%) VPN
3 1 (0.68%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (0.68%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (12.24%) Power BI
2 16 (10.88%) GIS
3 6 (4.08%) Tableau
4 3 (2.04%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.36%) Metadata
5 2 (1.36%) Metadata Repository
5 2 (1.36%) QGIS
6 1 (0.68%) Big Data
6 1 (0.68%) Data Lake
6 1 (0.68%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.68%) Spatial Data
6 1 (0.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.68%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 4 (2.72%) JIRA
2 3 (2.04%) Postman
3 1 (0.68%) CircleCI
3 1 (0.68%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.68%) Vagrant
General
1 49 (33.33%) Public Sector
2 25 (17.01%) Finance
3 18 (12.24%) Analytical Skills
4 17 (11.56%) Social Skills
5 9 (6.12%) Law
6 8 (5.44%) Organisational Skills
7 4 (2.72%) Legal
8 3 (2.04%) Banking
8 3 (2.04%) Influencing Skills
8 3 (2.04%) Presentation Skills
9 2 (1.36%) Advertising
9 2 (1.36%) Marketing
9 2 (1.36%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.68%) Back Office
10 1 (0.68%) Electronics
10 1 (0.68%) Environmental Health
10 1 (0.68%) Games
10 1 (0.68%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.68%) Police
Job Titles
1 32 (21.77%) Analyst
2 25 (17.01%) Project Manager
3 9 (6.12%) Applications Support
4 8 (5.44%) Business Analyst
4 8 (5.44%) Business Intelligence Analyst
4 8 (5.44%) Data Scientist
5 7 (4.76%) Business Intelligence Project Manager
5 7 (4.76%) Data Analyst
5 7 (4.76%) IT Manager
5 7 (4.76%) Trainer
6 6 (4.08%) Business Intelligence Manager
6 6 (4.08%) IT Project Manager
7 5 (3.40%) Data Manager
7 5 (3.40%) E-Business Support
8 4 (2.72%) Architect
8 4 (2.72%) Delivery Manager
8 4 (2.72%) Developer
8 4 (2.72%) Microsoft Trainer
8 4 (2.72%) Support Officer
8 4 (2.72%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.04%) pytest
2 2 (1.36%) .NET
2 2 (1.36%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (0.68%) CSS
3 1 (0.68%) HTML
3 1 (0.68%) React Native
3 1 (0.68%) SOAP
3 1 (0.68%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 13 (8.84%) Management Information System
2 7 (4.76%) NHS
3 5 (3.40%) Data Protection Act
4 4 (2.72%) Algorithms
5 3 (2.04%) Freedom of Information
5 3 (2.04%) User Experience
6 2 (1.36%) Data Centre
6 2 (1.36%) Social Media
7 1 (0.68%) Cyber Defence
7 1 (0.68%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.68%) Digital Signage
7 1 (0.68%) e-Learning
7 1 (0.68%) IVR
7 1 (0.68%) Life Science
7 1 (0.68%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.68%) Smart City
7 1 (0.68%) Taxonomies
7 1 (0.68%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 13 (8.84%) Windows
2 9 (6.12%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
1 21 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
1 21 (14.29%) PRINCE2
1 21 (14.29%) Project Management
2 15 (10.20%) Project Delivery
3 11 (7.48%) Problem-Solving
4 10 (6.80%) Data Protection
4 10 (6.80%) Service Delivery
5 9 (6.12%) Data Science
5 9 (6.12%) Decision-Making
5 9 (6.12%) Software Testing
5 9 (6.12%) System Testing
6 8 (5.44%) Analytics
6 8 (5.44%) Change Management
6 8 (5.44%) ERP
6 8 (5.44%) Machine Learning
6 8 (5.44%) Migration
6 8 (5.44%) Stakeholder Management
7 7 (4.76%) Data Analysis
7 7 (4.76%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 16 (10.88%) Python
2 15 (10.20%) SQL
3 11 (7.48%) R
4 8 (5.44%) T-SQL
5 6 (4.08%) C
6 2 (1.36%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 12 (8.16%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 11 (7.48%) Degree
3 8 (5.44%) Security Cleared
4 7 (4.76%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.36%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (1.36%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (0.68%) CCNA
6 1 (0.68%) CISA
6 1 (0.68%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.68%) CISM
6 1 (0.68%) CISSP
6 1 (0.68%) CompTIA Security+
6 1 (0.68%) ECDL
6 1 (0.68%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.68%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (0.68%) MCSE
6 1 (0.68%) Numerate Degree
6 1 (0.68%) NVQ Level 3
6 1 (0.68%) Six Sigma Black Belt
6 1 (0.68%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (8.16%) QA
2 6 (4.08%) PMO
3 3 (2.04%) GDPR
4 1 (0.68%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (0.68%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.68%) NCSC
System Software
1 3 (2.04%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.68%) Docker
2 1 (0.68%) ProxySG
2 1 (0.68%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 1 (0.68%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 18 (12.24%) Oracle
2 15 (10.20%) Microsoft
3 6 (4.08%) Capita
4 3 (2.04%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (1.36%) CheckPoint
5 2 (1.36%) Civica
5 2 (1.36%) Liquidlogic
6 1 (0.68%) Atlassian
6 1 (0.68%) Blue Coat
6 1 (0.68%) Cisco
6 1 (0.68%) Google
6 1 (0.68%) Juniper
6 1 (0.68%) Remedy
6 1 (0.68%) SAP