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 27 March 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Local Government
England / South East
Rank 234 240 264
Rank change year-on-year +6 +24  
Contract jobs citing Local Government 19 25 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.24% 0.27% 0.070%
As % of the General category 0.70% 0.79% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 16 5
Median daily rate £450 £290 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +55.03% -22.60%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £247 £238 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £425 £420
UK excluding London median daily rate £386 £325 £400
% change year-on-year +18.84% -18.75%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 1
Median hourly rate £21.78 £19.50 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.69% -61.01%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.88 £22.45 £31.25
% change year-on-year -11.46% -28.16%  

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 2731 3176 3434
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 35.04% 34.44% 34.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 1499 1717 1770
Median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.93% +1.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £233 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 120 124 85
Median hourly rate £23.48 £35.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.92% +27.27%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.05 £13.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £50.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £31.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -12.90% +24.00%  

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 27 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 27 March 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 +7 9 £438 +34.61% 1
Kent - 5 £450 -
Berkshire +28 2 £277 -1.42%
Oxfordshire -8 2 £481 - 2
Middlesex - 1 - -
Local Government
England

Local Government
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 10 (21.28%) ITIL
1 10 (21.28%) Agile Software Development
1 10 (21.28%) VMware
2 9 (19.15%) QA
2 9 (19.15%) Service Design
2 9 (19.15%) Wireframes
2 9 (19.15%) CSS
2 9 (19.15%) HTML
3 8 (17.02%) SQL
3 8 (17.02%) Photoshop
3 8 (17.02%) Fireworks
3 8 (17.02%) Project Management
3 8 (17.02%) Coaching
3 8 (17.02%) User Experience
3 8 (17.02%) Prototyping
3 8 (17.02%) Copywriting
3 8 (17.02%) Axure RP
4 7 (14.89%) vSphere
4 7 (14.89%) SC Cleared
4 7 (14.89%) Security Cleared
4 7 (14.89%) Windows
5 6 (12.77%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 6 (12.77%) Active Directory
6 5 (10.64%) Service Delivery
6 5 (10.64%) Finance
6 5 (10.64%) EMC
6 5 (10.64%) SAN
6 5 (10.64%) Cisco
6 5 (10.64%) PRINCE2
6 5 (10.64%) SQL Server

Local Government
Top Related 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 (4.26%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.13%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (2.13%) Drupal
2 1 (2.13%) IIS
2 1 (2.13%) WebLogic
Applications
1 8 (17.02%) Fireworks
1 8 (17.02%) Photoshop
2 1 (2.13%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.13%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (2.13%) MS Project
2 1 (2.13%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (6.38%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (4.26%) Unit4 Business World
3 1 (2.13%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (2.13%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (2.13%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.26%) OneDrive
2 1 (2.13%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 5 (10.64%) NAS
1 5 (10.64%) SAN
2 4 (8.51%) Firewall
3 2 (4.26%) Cisco Nexus
3 2 (4.26%) DNS
3 2 (4.26%) PABX
3 2 (4.26%) VoIP
3 2 (4.26%) VPN
4 1 (2.13%) HTTP
4 1 (2.13%) Intranet
4 1 (2.13%) SSL
4 1 (2.13%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.64%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.38%) Oracle Database
2 3 (6.38%) Oracle Database 11g
2 3 (6.38%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (4.26%) MySQL
3 2 (4.26%) Oracle Database 10g
3 2 (4.26%) Oracle9i Database
3 2 (4.26%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (4.26%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (2.13%) Oracle BI EE
4 1 (2.13%) Oracle Database 12c
4 1 (2.13%) RDBMS
4 1 (2.13%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 8 (17.02%) Axure RP
2 2 (4.26%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.13%) Bitbucket
3 1 (2.13%) JIRA
3 1 (2.13%) Selenium
3 1 (2.13%) Visual Studio
3 1 (2.13%) webpack
General
1 5 (10.64%) Finance
2 1 (2.13%) Back Office
2 1 (2.13%) Billing
Job Titles
1 7 (14.89%) Programme Manager
2 6 (12.77%) Analyst
3 5 (10.64%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 5 (10.64%) 3rd Line Support
3 5 (10.64%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 5 (10.64%) Developer
3 5 (10.64%) EMC Engineer
3 5 (10.64%) Support Engineer
3 5 (10.64%) VMware Engineer
3 5 (10.64%) VMware Support Engineer
4 4 (8.51%) Project Manager
5 3 (6.38%) Business Analyst
5 3 (6.38%) DBA
5 3 (6.38%) Digital Programme Manager
5 3 (6.38%) HR Manager
5 3 (6.38%) Oracle DBA
6 2 (4.26%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
6 2 (4.26%) Head of Digital
6 2 (4.26%) Senior Programme Manager
6 2 (4.26%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (19.15%) CSS
1 9 (19.15%) HTML
2 2 (4.26%) .NET
2 2 (4.26%) Web Services
3 1 (2.13%) Ajax
3 1 (2.13%) HTML5
3 1 (2.13%) J2EE
3 1 (2.13%) jQuery
3 1 (2.13%) Middleware
3 1 (2.13%) React
3 1 (2.13%) REST
3 1 (2.13%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 8 (17.02%) User Experience
2 5 (10.64%) EMC VMAX
2 5 (10.64%) EMC VNX
2 5 (10.64%) VxBlock/Vblock
3 2 (4.26%) HACMP
4 1 (2.13%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.13%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.13%) PMI
4 1 (2.13%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 7 (14.89%) Windows
2 5 (10.64%) Windows Server
3 4 (8.51%) Linux
3 4 (8.51%) Unix
3 4 (8.51%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (4.26%) AIX
4 2 (4.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (4.26%) Solaris
4 2 (4.26%) Windows 7
4 2 (4.26%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (4.26%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (2.13%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (21.28%) Agile Software Development
1 10 (21.28%) ITIL
2 9 (19.15%) Service Design
2 9 (19.15%) Wireframes
3 8 (17.02%) Coaching
3 8 (17.02%) Copywriting
3 8 (17.02%) Project Management
3 8 (17.02%) Prototyping
4 5 (10.64%) Converged Infrastructure
4 5 (10.64%) PRINCE2
4 5 (10.64%) Service Delivery
5 3 (6.38%) Mentoring
5 3 (6.38%) PRINCE
6 2 (4.26%) Configuration Management
6 2 (4.26%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (4.26%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (4.26%) Patch Management
6 2 (4.26%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (4.26%) Scrum
6 2 (4.26%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (17.02%) SQL
2 3 (6.38%) JavaScript
3 2 (4.26%) PHP
3 2 (4.26%) T-SQL
4 1 (2.13%) C#
4 1 (2.13%) Java
4 1 (2.13%) PHP 5
Qualifications
1 7 (14.89%) SC Cleared
1 7 (14.89%) Security Cleared
2 4 (8.51%) MCP
3 2 (4.26%) CCNA
3 2 (4.26%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (4.26%) MCSE
3 2 (4.26%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (2.13%) CBAP
4 1 (2.13%) DBS Check
4 1 (2.13%) ISEB
4 1 (2.13%) ISTQB
4 1 (2.13%) PMI Certification
4 1 (2.13%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (19.15%) QA
2 2 (4.26%) WCAG
System Software
1 7 (14.89%) vSphere
2 6 (12.77%) Active Directory
3 5 (10.64%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (4.26%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (4.26%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 1 (2.13%) NFS
5 1 (2.13%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 6 (12.77%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 3 (6.38%) Oracle RMAN
3 2 (4.26%) Data Guard
3 2 (4.26%) EMC NetWorker
3 2 (4.26%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
3 2 (4.26%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 2 (4.26%) SCCM
4 1 (2.13%) Oracle ZFS
4 1 (2.13%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 10 (21.28%) VMware
2 5 (10.64%) Cisco
2 5 (10.64%) EMC
3 4 (8.51%) Microsoft
3 4 (8.51%) Oracle
4 2 (4.26%) CheckPoint
4 2 (4.26%) Citrix
4 2 (4.26%) IBM
4 2 (4.26%) Red Hat
5 1 (2.13%) Northgate
5 1 (2.13%) Palo Alto
5 1 (2.13%) SAP