Period
to 18 November 2017

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 6 months to 18 November 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
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 170 171 194
Rank change year-on-year +1 +23 -4
Contract jobs citing Local Government 14 13 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.28% 0.30% 0.11%
As % of the General category 0.64% 0.79% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 7 2
Scotland median daily rate £475 £600 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.83% +87.50% -20.00%
10th Percentile £324 £538 £281
90th Percentile £539 £705 £343
UK median daily rate £400 £375 £355
% change year-on-year +6.67% +5.63% -10.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £22.35 £20.84
% change year-on-year -17.23% +7.26% -16.65%

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 Scotland with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
Scotland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for common skills 2189 1653 3259
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 43.97% 37.75% 52.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 1118 899 1574
Scotland median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £259 £263 £263
90th Percentile £538 £525 £525
UK median daily rate £467 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +3.78% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 24 62
Scotland median hourly rate £28.80 £29.25 £30.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.54% -4.10% +48.78%
10th Percentile £11.30 £9.84 £12.35
90th Percentile £45.50 £41.90 £45.93
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £25.00

Local Government
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings citing Local Government as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

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 6 months to 18 November 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 6 months to 18 November 2017. 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
Edinburgh -5 7 £513 -20.54%
West Lothian - 4 £350 -
Renfrewshire - 2 - -
Local Government
UK

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 5 (35.71%) ERP
2 3 (21.43%) Finance
2 3 (21.43%) Northgate
2 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
2 3 (21.43%) EDRMS
2 3 (21.43%) Project Management
2 3 (21.43%) Java
2 3 (21.43%) Oracle
2 3 (21.43%) PRINCE2
3 2 (14.29%) SharePoint
3 2 (14.29%) HND
3 2 (14.29%) SOA
3 2 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (14.29%) Unit4 Business World
3 2 (14.29%) Intranet
3 2 (14.29%) Content Management
3 2 (14.29%) Information Management
3 2 (14.29%) Document Management
3 2 (14.29%) Change Management
3 2 (14.29%) GAP Analysis
3 2 (14.29%) Workflow
3 2 (14.29%) e-Learning
3 2 (14.29%) CIPD
3 2 (14.29%) Enterprise Content Management
3 2 (14.29%) Vulnerability Management
3 2 (14.29%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (14.29%) Process Improvement
3 2 (14.29%) User Experience
3 2 (14.29%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (14.29%) Records Management

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 2 (14.29%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 2 (14.29%) SharePoint
2 1 (7.14%) CMS
Business Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Unit4 Business World
Communications & Networking
1 2 (14.29%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (21.43%) EDRMS
General
1 3 (21.43%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (35.71%) Analyst
1 5 (35.71%) Business Analyst
2 4 (28.57%) Architect
3 3 (21.43%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (14.29%) Project Manager
4 2 (14.29%) Trainer
5 1 (7.14%) Applications Architect
5 1 (7.14%) Enterprise Architect
5 1 (7.14%) Intranet Manager
5 1 (7.14%) Intranet Project Manager
5 1 (7.14%) Online Project Manager
5 1 (7.14%) Project Leader
5 1 (7.14%) Senior Architect
5 1 (7.14%) Senior Solutions Architect
5 1 (7.14%) SharePoint Project Manager
5 1 (7.14%) Test Leader
5 1 (7.14%) Test Project Leader
5 1 (7.14%) Transformation Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) UAT Lead
5 1 (7.14%) UAT Test Lead
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) e-Learning
1 2 (14.29%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (35.71%) ERP
2 3 (21.43%) PRINCE2
2 3 (21.43%) Project Management
3 2 (14.29%) Business Change Management
3 2 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (14.29%) Business Process Modelling
3 2 (14.29%) Change Management
3 2 (14.29%) Content Management
3 2 (14.29%) Document Management
3 2 (14.29%) Enterprise Content Management
3 2 (14.29%) GAP Analysis
3 2 (14.29%) Information Management
3 2 (14.29%) IT Strategy
3 2 (14.29%) Process Improvement
3 2 (14.29%) Records Management
3 2 (14.29%) SOA
3 2 (14.29%) Vulnerability Management
3 2 (14.29%) Workflow
4 1 (7.14%) Customer-Centricity
4 1 (7.14%) Digital Transformation Programme
Programming Languages
1 3 (21.43%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) CIPD
1 2 (14.29%) HND
2 1 (7.14%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
1 3 (21.43%) Northgate
1 3 (21.43%) Oracle