The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Local Government in contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Local Government over the 3 months to 24 June 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.

Local Government
UK / Scotland
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 97 155 134
Rank change year-on-year +58 -21  
Contract jobs citing Local Government 15 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.70% 0.068% 0.098%
As % of the General category 1.65% 0.16% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 0 2
Median daily rate £650 - £339
90% offered a daily rate of more than £573 - £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 - £340
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £300 £361
% change year-on-year +50.00% -16.95%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.88 £22.35 £20.94
% change year-on-year -24.47% +6.75%  

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 Scotland with a requirement for common skills.

General Skills
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 907 1288 1632
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 42.30% 43.91% 53.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 489 698 826
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £268 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £581 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.75% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 9 29
Median hourly rate £28.75 £9.88 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +191.13% -67.08%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.60 £9.88 £10.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.25 £13.60 £49.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £24.38 £22.67
% change year-on-year +23.07% +7.54%  

Local Government
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland 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 Scotland

Local Government
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Local Government in Scotland

Local Government
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Local Government in Scotland over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Local Government in Scotland

Local Government
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Local Government in Scotland

Local Government
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

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 Scotland region over the 3 months to 24 June 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
Edinburgh +31 14 £650 -
West Lothian - 1 £325 -
Local Government
UK

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 Scotland region with a requirement for Local Government.

1 14 (82.35%) Unit4 Business World
1 14 (82.35%) Workflow
1 14 (82.35%) Finance
2 13 (76.47%) ERP
2 13 (76.47%) User Acceptance Testing
3 12 (70.59%) Performance Testing
3 12 (70.59%) Integration Testing
3 12 (70.59%) Migration
3 12 (70.59%) Business Intelligence
3 12 (70.59%) Regression Testing
3 12 (70.59%) Data Migration
3 12 (70.59%) System Integration Testing
3 12 (70.59%) SDLC
4 6 (35.29%) Validation
5 3 (17.65%) General Ledger
5 3 (17.65%) Legal
6 2 (11.76%) E-Procurement
6 2 (11.76%) Project Management
6 2 (11.76%) XML
6 2 (11.76%) Supplier Management
6 2 (11.76%) Degree
6 2 (11.76%) Computer Science
7 1 (5.88%) WordPress
7 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
7 1 (5.88%) Test Strategy
7 1 (5.88%) Procure-to-Pay
7 1 (5.88%) MailChimp
7 1 (5.88%) Test Planning
7 1 (5.88%) Test Management
7 1 (5.88%) CMS

Local Government
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 1 (5.88%) CMS
1 1 (5.88%) WordPress
Business Applications
1 14 (82.35%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) MailChimp
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) EDRMS
General
1 14 (82.35%) Finance
2 3 (17.65%) General Ledger
2 3 (17.65%) Legal
Job Titles
1 14 (82.35%) Consultant
2 12 (70.59%) Implementation Consultant
3 9 (52.94%) Business Consultant
4 5 (29.41%) Agresso Implementation Consultant
5 2 (11.76%) HR Consultant
5 2 (11.76%) Payroll Consultant
5 2 (11.76%) Procurement Consultant
6 1 (5.88%) Developer
6 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Manager
6 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 1 (5.88%) Project Leader
6 1 (5.88%) Project Manager
6 1 (5.88%) Test Leader
6 1 (5.88%) Test Project Leader
6 1 (5.88%) UAT Lead
6 1 (5.88%) UAT Test Lead
6 1 (5.88%) WordPress Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.76%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.88%) PMI
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (82.35%) Workflow
2 13 (76.47%) ERP
2 13 (76.47%) User Acceptance Testing
3 12 (70.59%) Business Intelligence
3 12 (70.59%) Data Migration
3 12 (70.59%) Integration Testing
3 12 (70.59%) Migration
3 12 (70.59%) Performance Testing
3 12 (70.59%) Regression Testing
3 12 (70.59%) SDLC
3 12 (70.59%) System Integration Testing
4 6 (35.29%) Validation
5 2 (11.76%) E-Procurement
5 2 (11.76%) Project Management
5 2 (11.76%) Supplier Management
6 1 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (5.88%) PRINCE2
6 1 (5.88%) Procure-to-Pay
6 1 (5.88%) Scrum
6 1 (5.88%) Test Strategy
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) Degree
2 1 (5.88%) PMI Certification
2 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared