Period
to 31 October 2020

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 6 months to 31 October 2020 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 > South East
6 months to
31 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 108 264 344
Rank change year-on-year +156 +80 -45
Contract jobs citing Local Government 55 67 33
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 1.53% 0.49% 0.20%
As % of the General category 4.48% 1.45% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 44 18
Median daily rate £213 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -48.48% +10.00% -21.05%
10th Percentile £178 £304 £290
90th Percentile £450 £598 £508
England median daily rate £350 £400 £400
% change year-on-year -12.50% - +3.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 7 4
Median hourly rate £21.05 £21.50 £20.09
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.09% +7.05% +68.36%
10th Percentile £12.63 £13.78 £17.27
90th Percentile £27.00 £36.00 £20.75
England median hourly rate £21.05 £19.00 £20.17
% change year-on-year +10.79% -5.80% +0.85%

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 the South East with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for common skills 1,228 4,630 5,542
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 34.07% 33.75% 33.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 701 2,495 3,187
Median daily rate £450 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.86% +2.94%
10th Percentile £231 £254 £255
90th Percentile £626 £625 £588
England median daily rate £500 £490 £475
% change year-on-year +2.04% +3.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 104 213 187
Median hourly rate £22.25 £26.00 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.42% - +41.73%
10th Percentile £10.25 £12.50 £12.58
90th Percentile £48.75 £49.95 £52.10
Median hourly rate £28.28 £22.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year +28.55% - -2.22%

Local Government
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Local Government as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Local Government in the South East

Local Government
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Local Government in the South East.

Daily rate trend for Local Government in the South East

Local Government
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Local Government in the South East over the 6 months to 31 October 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Local Government in the South East

Local Government
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Local Government in the South East.

Hourly rate trend for Local Government in the South East

Local Government
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Local Government in the South East over the 6 months to 31 October 2020.

Hourly rate histogram 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 6 months to 31 October 2020. 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
Thames Valley +131 23 £241 -49.26% 13
Berkshire +108 19 £450 -14.29% 5
Isle of Wight - 14 £213 -
Hampshire +49 7 £160 -62.31% 2
West Sussex +44 3 £650 +53.85% 1
Middlesex +10 3 £300 -25.00%
Surrey +70 2 £350 -6.67% 5
Oxfordshire +46 2 £240 -43.53% 4
Buckinghamshire +43 2 £188 -38.52% 4
East Sussex +36 2 £170 -43.33%
Sussex +9 1 £275 -
Local Government
England

For the 6 months to 31 October 2020, 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 South East region with a requirement for Local Government.

1 15 (27.27%) Telecoms
2 14 (25.45%) GIS
2 14 (25.45%) CAD
3 13 (23.64%) Public Sector
3 13 (23.64%) ITIL
4 9 (16.36%) ITIL Certification
4 9 (16.36%) Microsoft Office
5 8 (14.55%) Microsoft
5 8 (14.55%) Problem Management
5 8 (14.55%) Security Cleared
5 8 (14.55%) Disclosure Scotland
5 8 (14.55%) Proactive Monitoring
6 6 (10.91%) DBS Check
6 6 (10.91%) Windows
7 5 (9.09%) Cisco
7 5 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
7 5 (9.09%) Technical Leadership
7 5 (9.09%) Architectural Design
8 4 (7.27%) Office 365
8 4 (7.27%) Management Information System
9 3 (5.45%) Blackberry
9 3 (5.45%) NHS
9 3 (5.45%) Project Management
9 3 (5.45%) Citrix
9 3 (5.45%) Migration
9 3 (5.45%) ArcGIS
9 3 (5.45%) Service Management
9 3 (5.45%) Azure
9 3 (5.45%) Windows 10
9 3 (5.45%) Network Design

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 3 (5.45%) ArcGIS
2 2 (3.64%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (3.64%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (3.64%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.82%) CMS
3 1 (1.82%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (16.36%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (3.64%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.82%) Aareon QL
1 1 (1.82%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.27%) Office 365
2 3 (5.45%) Azure
3 2 (3.64%) Azure Active Directory
3 2 (3.64%) Mimecast
4 1 (1.82%) Google Analytics
4 1 (1.82%) Power Automate
4 1 (1.82%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.64%) Firewall
2 1 (1.82%) DHCP
2 1 (1.82%) DNS
2 1 (1.82%) Intranet
2 1 (1.82%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.82%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (25.45%) GIS
2 2 (3.64%) EDRMS
2 2 (3.64%) Geospatial Data
3 1 (1.82%) Power BI
General
1 15 (27.27%) Telecoms
2 13 (23.64%) Public Sector
3 2 (3.64%) Finance
4 1 (1.82%) Electronics
4 1 (1.82%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.82%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 14 (25.45%) Fibre Planner
2 10 (18.18%) Desktop Support
3 8 (14.55%) Analyst
4 5 (9.09%) Architect
4 5 (9.09%) Desktop Analyst
4 5 (9.09%) Desktop Engineer
4 5 (9.09%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 5 (9.09%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 5 (9.09%) Solutions Architect
4 5 (9.09%) Support Analyst
4 5 (9.09%) Support Engineer
4 5 (9.09%) Technical Architect
4 5 (9.09%) Technical Solutions Architect
5 4 (7.27%) Developer
6 3 (5.45%) Database Analyst
6 3 (5.45%) Database Engineer
6 3 (5.45%) Network Engineer
7 2 (3.64%) Deployment Engineer
7 2 (3.64%) Exchange Engineer
7 2 (3.64%) Office 365 Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.27%) Management Information System
2 3 (5.45%) Blackberry
2 3 (5.45%) NHS
3 2 (3.64%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.64%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.82%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (1.82%) Smartphone
4 1 (1.82%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 6 (10.91%) Windows
2 3 (5.45%) Windows 10
3 2 (3.64%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (25.45%) CAD
2 13 (23.64%) ITIL
3 8 (14.55%) Proactive Monitoring
3 8 (14.55%) Problem Management
4 5 (9.09%) Architectural Design
4 5 (9.09%) Technical Leadership
4 5 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (5.45%) Decision-Making
5 3 (5.45%) Migration
5 3 (5.45%) Network Design
5 3 (5.45%) Project Management
5 3 (5.45%) Service Management
6 2 (3.64%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (3.64%) Data Entry
6 2 (3.64%) Email Filtering
6 2 (3.64%) Matrix Management
6 2 (3.64%) Project Delivery
6 2 (3.64%) Quantitative Research
6 2 (3.64%) Requirements Gathering
6 2 (3.64%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.82%) Python
1 1 (1.82%) SQL
1 1 (1.82%) VBA
Qualifications
1 9 (16.36%) ITIL Certification
2 8 (14.55%) Security Cleared
3 6 (10.91%) DBS Check
4 3 (5.45%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (14.55%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (5.45%) PMO
3 1 (1.82%) COBIT
3 1 (1.82%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.82%) GDPR
3 1 (1.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.82%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.82%) QA
System Software
1 2 (3.64%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 8 (14.55%) Microsoft
2 5 (9.09%) Cisco
3 3 (5.45%) Citrix
4 2 (3.64%) Proofpoint
5 1 (1.82%) Aareon
5 1 (1.82%) Capita
5 1 (1.82%) Google
5 1 (1.82%) Northgate
5 1 (1.82%) SAP
5 1 (1.82%) UiPath