Period
to 5 June 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 5 June 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
5 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 183 302 320
Rank change year-on-year +119 +18 -34
Contract jobs citing Local Government 50 59 52
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 0.74% 0.41% 0.31%
As % of the General category 2.34% 1.18% 0.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 42 30
Median daily rate £400 £434 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.78% +8.44% -11.11%
10th Percentile £153 £350 £311
90th Percentile £581 £534 £509
England median daily rate £375 £400 £375
% change year-on-year -6.25% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 4
Median hourly rate £23.19 £16.50 £18.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.55% -9.30% -9.12%
10th Percentile £16.30 £12.25 £15.11
90th Percentile £36.24 £19.39 £20.75
England median hourly rate £22.00 £18.50 £22.42
% change year-on-year +18.92% -17.48% +9.25%

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 2,134 5,004 5,757
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 31.39% 34.43% 34.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,189 2,791 3,195
Median daily rate £450 £450 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.65% +1.18%
10th Percentile £231 £263 £260
90th Percentile £613 £625 £588
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 115 201 167
Median hourly rate £24.30 £32.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.06% +6.67% +38.65%
10th Percentile £12.60 £13.05 £12.65
90th Percentile £51.90 £51.70 £52.50
Median hourly rate £26.00 £23.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +13.04% +2.22% +4.65%

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 5 June 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 5 June 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 5 June 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 +83 25 £188 -55.88% 4
Hampshire +48 13 £433 -10.13% 6
Buckinghamshire +35 11 £175 -59.77% 1
Berkshire +59 10 £325 -39.81% 2
Oxfordshire +28 4 - - 1
West Sussex +27 4 - -
Middlesex - 3 £550 -
Kent +30 2 £500 +11.11% 1
Sussex - 1 - -
Local Government
England

For the 6 months to 5 June 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 25 (50.00%) Public Sector
2 12 (24.00%) NHS
3 6 (12.00%) Project Management
3 6 (12.00%) Microsoft
3 6 (12.00%) SQL
3 6 (12.00%) Windows
4 5 (10.00%) Legal
4 5 (10.00%) ITIL
4 5 (10.00%) Oracle
4 5 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
4 5 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (8.00%) Hybrid Cloud
5 4 (8.00%) Driving Licence
5 4 (8.00%) Radio Access Network
5 4 (8.00%) Analytics
5 4 (8.00%) SQL Server
5 4 (8.00%) Finance
5 4 (8.00%) Telecoms
5 4 (8.00%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (8.00%) Document Management
6 3 (6.00%) Azure
6 3 (6.00%) Data Protection
6 3 (6.00%) General Ledger
6 3 (6.00%) Cisco
6 3 (6.00%) Firewall
6 3 (6.00%) Service Delivery
6 3 (6.00%) Law
6 3 (6.00%) Migration
6 3 (6.00%) HTML
6 3 (6.00%) SAP

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 (6.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (4.00%) CMS
2 2 (4.00%) Skype for Business
3 1 (2.00%) ArcGIS
3 1 (2.00%) IIS
3 1 (2.00%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 1 (2.00%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (2.00%) iTrent
1 1 (2.00%) SAP HCM
1 1 (2.00%) SAP HR
1 1 (2.00%) SAP Payroll
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.00%) Azure
1 3 (6.00%) Office 365
1 3 (6.00%) Power Platform
2 1 (2.00%) Boomi
2 1 (2.00%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.00%) Radio Access Network
2 3 (6.00%) Firewall
3 2 (4.00%) Skype
3 2 (4.00%) Softphone
4 1 (2.00%) Intranet
4 1 (2.00%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.00%) Oracle Database
2 3 (6.00%) Power BI
2 3 (6.00%) RDBMS
2 3 (6.00%) Relational Database
3 2 (4.00%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (4.00%) GIS
3 2 (4.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (2.00%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (2.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (2.00%) SQL Server 2017
4 1 (2.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 25 (50.00%) Public Sector
2 5 (10.00%) Legal
3 4 (8.00%) Finance
3 4 (8.00%) Telecoms
4 3 (6.00%) General Ledger
4 3 (6.00%) Law
5 2 (4.00%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (4.00%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 6 (12.00%) Analyst
2 4 (8.00%) Consultant
2 4 (8.00%) Planning Manager
2 4 (8.00%) Programme Manager
3 3 (6.00%) Architect
3 3 (6.00%) ERP Consultant
3 3 (6.00%) Field Engineer
3 3 (6.00%) Project Manager
3 3 (6.00%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (4.00%) Applications Developer
4 2 (4.00%) Business Analyst
4 2 (4.00%) Business Intelligence Analyst
4 2 (4.00%) Developer
4 2 (4.00%) Digital Project Manager
4 2 (4.00%) Field Service Engineer
4 2 (4.00%) ICT Manager
4 2 (4.00%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (4.00%) Service Analyst
4 2 (4.00%) Service Desk Analyst
4 2 (4.00%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.00%) HTML
1 3 (6.00%) Web Services
2 2 (4.00%) CSS
3 1 (2.00%) Apache FOP
3 1 (2.00%) JSON
3 1 (2.00%) REST
3 1 (2.00%) SOAP
3 1 (2.00%) XML
3 1 (2.00%) XSL
3 1 (2.00%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 12 (24.00%) NHS
2 5 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (8.00%) Driving Licence
3 4 (8.00%) Hybrid Cloud
4 3 (6.00%) Data Centre
5 2 (4.00%) Data Protection Act
5 2 (4.00%) Data Structures
6 1 (2.00%) PKI
6 1 (2.00%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (2.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 6 (12.00%) Windows
2 3 (6.00%) Windows 10
3 1 (2.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (2.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (2.00%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (12.00%) Project Management
2 5 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
2 5 (10.00%) ITIL
3 4 (8.00%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (8.00%) Analytics
3 4 (8.00%) Document Management
4 3 (6.00%) Accounts Payable
4 3 (6.00%) Accounts Receivable
4 3 (6.00%) Data Protection
4 3 (6.00%) Decision-Making
4 3 (6.00%) ERP
4 3 (6.00%) Information Governance
4 3 (6.00%) Migration
4 3 (6.00%) Service Delivery
5 2 (4.00%) Cash Management
5 2 (4.00%) Financial Analysis
5 2 (4.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (4.00%) Trend Analysis
5 2 (4.00%) Validation
5 2 (4.00%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 6 (12.00%) SQL
2 2 (4.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (4.00%) PL/SQL
3 1 (2.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (4.00%) CCAB
1 2 (4.00%) CIMA
1 2 (4.00%) Degree
2 1 (2.00%) DBS Check
2 1 (2.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.00%) GDPR
2 2 (4.00%) PMO
3 1 (2.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (2.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.00%) DFS Replication
1 1 (2.00%) XenApp
1 1 (2.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (4.00%) SCCM
2 1 (2.00%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 6 (12.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (10.00%) Oracle
3 3 (6.00%) Cisco
3 3 (6.00%) SAP
4 2 (4.00%) Civica
4 2 (4.00%) Mitel
5 1 (2.00%) Citrix
5 1 (2.00%) Dell
5 1 (2.00%) Google
5 1 (2.00%) Northgate