The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Local Government in contract job vacancies advertised in the South East. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Local Government over the 3 months to 26 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
England / South East
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 231 251 245
Rank change year-on-year +20 -6  
Contract jobs citing Local Government 17 27 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.22% 0.31% 0.21%
As % of the General category 0.60% 0.97% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 15 10
Median daily rate £500 £375 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +33.33% +20.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £268 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £490 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £300 £361
% change year-on-year +50.00% -16.95%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 6
Median hourly rate £18.26 £22.35 £30.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.29% -26.35%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.88 £22.35 £19.00
% change year-on-year -24.47% +17.63%  

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 the South East with a requirement for common skills.

General Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 2815 2770 3263
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 36.13% 31.42% 34.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 1551 1580 1760
Median daily rate £425 £406 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.79% +1.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.75% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 105 96 95
Median hourly rate £20.00 £21.18 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.54% +3.29%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £11.06 £10.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.60 £52.50 £47.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +20.00% +11.11%  

Local Government
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East 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 the South East

Local Government
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Local Government in the South East

Local Government
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Local Government in the South East over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Local Government in the South East

Local Government
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Local Government in the South East

Local Government
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 26 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
Hampshire +6 13 £500 +66.66%
Berkshire +19 3 - - 1
Buckinghamshire - 1 £375 - 1
Local Government
England

For the 6 months to 26 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 South East region with a requirement for Local Government.

1 9 (24.32%) SQL
1 9 (24.32%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (18.92%) Oracle
2 7 (18.92%) Security Cleared
3 6 (16.22%) SC Cleared
3 6 (16.22%) Linux
4 5 (13.51%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 5 (13.51%) SQL Server
4 5 (13.51%) ITIL
4 5 (13.51%) Solaris
4 5 (13.51%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 5 (13.51%) Project Management
4 5 (13.51%) VMware
5 4 (10.81%) Oracle EBS
5 4 (10.81%) Oracle RMAN
5 4 (10.81%) TOGAF
5 4 (10.81%) Oracle Database 11g
5 4 (10.81%) Microsoft
5 4 (10.81%) Red Hat
5 4 (10.81%) PRINCE2
5 4 (10.81%) PHP
5 4 (10.81%) Cisco
5 4 (10.81%) Windows
5 4 (10.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (10.81%) Git (software)
5 4 (10.81%) Market Research
5 4 (10.81%) vSphere
5 4 (10.81%) Business Transformation
5 4 (10.81%) Oracle Database
5 4 (10.81%) Target Operating Model

Local Government
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 (5.41%) Confluence
1 2 (5.41%) SharePoint
1 2 (5.41%) WebLogic
2 1 (2.70%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (2.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (2.70%) Drupal
2 1 (2.70%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (10.81%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (5.41%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (2.70%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (2.70%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.70%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.11%) Firewall
2 2 (5.41%) Cisco Nexus
2 2 (5.41%) NAS
2 2 (5.41%) SAN
2 2 (5.41%) TCP/IP
2 2 (5.41%) VPN
3 1 (2.70%) HTTP
3 1 (2.70%) Intranet
3 1 (2.70%) SSL
3 1 (2.70%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (13.51%) SQL Server
2 4 (10.81%) Oracle Database
2 4 (10.81%) Oracle Database 11g
3 3 (8.11%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (5.41%) MySQL
4 2 (5.41%) Oracle BI EE
4 2 (5.41%) Oracle Database 10g
4 2 (5.41%) Oracle Database 12c
4 2 (5.41%) Oracle9i Database
4 2 (5.41%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (5.41%) RDBMS
4 2 (5.41%) Relational Database
4 2 (5.41%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (2.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (10.81%) Git (software)
2 3 (8.11%) JIRA
3 1 (2.70%) Bitbucket
3 1 (2.70%) Selenium
3 1 (2.70%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (2.70%) Back Office
1 1 (2.70%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (10.81%) Administrator
1 4 (10.81%) Analyst
1 4 (10.81%) Architect
1 4 (10.81%) DBA
1 4 (10.81%) Enterprise Architect
1 4 (10.81%) Oracle DBA
1 4 (10.81%) Programme Manager
2 3 (8.11%) Developer
2 3 (8.11%) DevOps Engineer
2 3 (8.11%) Digital Programme Manager
2 3 (8.11%) Solaris Administrator
2 3 (8.11%) Solaris Systems Administrator
2 3 (8.11%) Systems Administrator
3 2 (5.41%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 2 (5.41%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 2 (5.41%) EMC Engineer
3 2 (5.41%) Senior Programme Manager
3 2 (5.41%) Support Engineer
3 2 (5.41%) VMware Engineer
3 2 (5.41%) VMware Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.41%) ActiveMQ
1 2 (5.41%) Middleware
1 2 (5.41%) RabbitMQ
1 2 (5.41%) Web Services
2 1 (2.70%) .NET
2 1 (2.70%) Ajax
2 1 (2.70%) HTML
2 1 (2.70%) HTML5
2 1 (2.70%) J2EE
2 1 (2.70%) jQuery
2 1 (2.70%) REST
2 1 (2.70%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.11%) Management Information System
2 2 (5.41%) EMC VMAX
2 2 (5.41%) EMC VNX
2 2 (5.41%) HACMP
2 2 (5.41%) VxBlock/Vblock
3 1 (2.70%) Blackberry
3 1 (2.70%) Handset
3 1 (2.70%) iPad
3 1 (2.70%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 6 (16.22%) Linux
2 5 (13.51%) Solaris
3 4 (10.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (10.81%) Windows
4 3 (8.11%) Windows Server
5 2 (5.41%) AIX
5 2 (5.41%) Unix
5 2 (5.41%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (5.41%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (2.70%) Ubuntu
6 1 (2.70%) Windows 7
6 1 (2.70%) Windows Vista
6 1 (2.70%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (24.32%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (13.51%) ITIL
2 5 (13.51%) Project Management
3 4 (10.81%) Business Transformation
3 4 (10.81%) Market Research
3 4 (10.81%) PRINCE2
3 4 (10.81%) Target Operating Model
3 4 (10.81%) TOGAF
4 3 (8.11%) DevOps
4 3 (8.11%) IT Strategy
4 3 (8.11%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (5.41%) Business Process Modelling
5 2 (5.41%) Converged Infrastructure
5 2 (5.41%) Mentoring
5 2 (5.41%) Patch Management
5 2 (5.41%) Programme Management
5 2 (5.41%) Prototyping
5 2 (5.41%) Scrum
5 2 (5.41%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 2 (5.41%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 9 (24.32%) SQL
2 4 (10.81%) PHP
3 2 (5.41%) JavaScript
3 2 (5.41%) T-SQL
4 1 (2.70%) Java
4 1 (2.70%) PHP 5
Qualifications
1 7 (18.92%) Security Cleared
2 6 (16.22%) SC Cleared
3 2 (5.41%) DV Cleared
4 1 (2.70%) CCDP
4 1 (2.70%) CCNP
4 1 (2.70%) CCSP
4 1 (2.70%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (2.70%) CISM
4 1 (2.70%) CISSP
4 1 (2.70%) ISEB
4 1 (2.70%) ISTQB
4 1 (2.70%) MCDST
4 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (2.70%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.70%) Data Quality
1 1 (2.70%) HMG Security Policy Framework
1 1 (2.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (2.70%) WCAG
System Software
1 4 (10.81%) vSphere
2 3 (8.11%) Active Directory
2 3 (8.11%) NFS
2 3 (8.11%) Virtual Servers
3 2 (5.41%) Oracle RAC
3 2 (5.41%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 2 (5.41%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (13.51%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 5 (13.51%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 4 (10.81%) Oracle RMAN
3 3 (8.11%) Oracle ZFS
3 3 (8.11%) Tivoli
4 2 (5.41%) Ansible
4 2 (5.41%) Consul
4 2 (5.41%) Data Guard
4 2 (5.41%) EMC NetWorker
4 2 (5.41%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
4 2 (5.41%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (5.41%) Puppet
4 2 (5.41%) SELinux
Vendors
1 7 (18.92%) Oracle
2 5 (13.51%) VMware
3 4 (10.81%) Cisco
3 4 (10.81%) Microsoft
3 4 (10.81%) Red Hat
4 2 (5.41%) EMC
4 2 (5.41%) IBM
5 1 (2.70%) CheckPoint
5 1 (2.70%) Citrix
5 1 (2.70%) Palo Alto
5 1 (2.70%) SAP