Period
to 21 September 2019

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 21 September 2019 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
21 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 295 336 291
Rank change year-on-year +41 -45 +14
Contract jobs citing Local Government 62 39 79
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.43% 0.24% 0.48%
As % of the General category 1.24% 0.69% 1.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 22 48
South East median daily rate £410 £388 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.81% -16.22% +23.33%
10th Percentile £304 £313 £239
90th Percentile £618 £500 £600
England median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 4
South East median hourly rate £18.71 £20.17 £12.47
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.24% +61.81% -44.23%
10th Percentile £16.16 £16.91 £11.17
90th Percentile £21.58 £20.83 £16.83
England median hourly rate £19.00 £22.42 £19.82
% change year-on-year -15.25% +13.12% +11.82%

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 4,996 5,692 6,304
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 34.84% 34.42% 38.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,709 3,273 3,474
South East median daily rate £450 £433 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.05% +4.22% +3.75%
10th Percentile £263 £258 £246
90th Percentile £625 £588 £570
England median daily rate £500 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 204 179 254
South East median hourly rate £25.58 £25.12 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.81% +25.60% -
10th Percentile £12.50 £12.73 £11.60
90th Percentile £49.68 £53.75 £47.50
England median hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £22.50

Local Government
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Local Government as a percentage 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

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 6 months to 21 September 2019.

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 6 months to 21 September 2019. 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
Hampshire +23 31 £393 -8.19% 7
Thames Valley +30 20 £425 - 10
Berkshire +1 11 £525 - 3
Buckinghamshire +27 6 £350 - 2
West Sussex +19 4 £445 -11.00% 2
Oxfordshire - 3 £425 - 5
Surrey +36 2 £313 -3.85% 5
Kent +3 2 £363 -44.23% 2
East Sussex -1 1 £300 -20.00%
Local Government
England

For the 6 months to 21 September 2019, 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 26 (41.94%) Public Sector
2 16 (25.81%) Active Directory
3 14 (22.58%) Microsoft
4 11 (17.74%) Windows
4 11 (17.74%) Project Management
5 10 (16.13%) SQL
5 10 (16.13%) PRINCE2
6 9 (14.52%) DNS
6 9 (14.52%) NHS
6 9 (14.52%) Finance
6 9 (14.52%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (14.52%) Azure
7 7 (11.29%) Windows 10
7 7 (11.29%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 7 (11.29%) ITIL
8 6 (9.68%) SQL Server
8 6 (9.68%) Migration
8 6 (9.68%) SCCM
8 6 (9.68%) IT Strategy
8 6 (9.68%) Visualisation
9 5 (8.06%) Mentoring
9 5 (8.06%) Office 365
9 5 (8.06%) PowerShell
9 5 (8.06%) Project Delivery
9 5 (8.06%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 5 (8.06%) JIRA
9 5 (8.06%) QA
9 5 (8.06%) Microsoft App-V
9 5 (8.06%) SAP
9 5 (8.06%) Business Intelligence

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 (4.84%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.61%) ArcGIS
2 1 (1.61%) CMS
2 1 (1.61%) Confluence
Applications
1 3 (4.84%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.61%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.61%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (1.61%) SAP BPC
1 1 (1.61%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 9 (14.52%) Azure
2 5 (8.06%) Office 365
3 2 (3.23%) Power Platform
4 1 (1.61%) Azure Data Factory
4 1 (1.61%) Data Lake Analytics
4 1 (1.61%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 9 (14.52%) DNS
2 5 (8.06%) Firewall
3 4 (6.45%) DHCP
3 4 (6.45%) WAN
4 3 (4.84%) LAN
4 3 (4.84%) NetScaler
4 3 (4.84%) Network Security
4 3 (4.84%) Unified Communications
5 2 (3.23%) TCP/IP
6 1 (1.61%) Broadband
6 1 (1.61%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (1.61%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (1.61%) MPLS
6 1 (1.61%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (9.68%) SQL Server
2 4 (6.45%) SQLite
3 2 (3.23%) Azure SQL Database
3 2 (3.23%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (3.23%) Power BI
4 1 (1.61%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.61%) Cosmos DB
4 1 (1.61%) Data Lake
4 1 (1.61%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.61%) GIS
4 1 (1.61%) HDInsight
4 1 (1.61%) PowerPivot
4 1 (1.61%) SAP BW
4 1 (1.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (8.06%) JIRA
2 4 (6.45%) Android Studio
2 4 (6.45%) Git (software)
General
1 26 (41.94%) Public Sector
2 9 (14.52%) Finance
3 4 (6.45%) Telecoms
4 2 (3.23%) Electronics
4 2 (3.23%) Manufacturing
4 2 (3.23%) Marketing
5 1 (1.61%) Law
5 1 (1.61%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 10 (16.13%) Project Manager
2 9 (14.52%) Analyst
3 7 (11.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 7 (11.29%) IT Manager
3 7 (11.29%) IT Project Manager
4 6 (9.68%) Delivery Manager
5 5 (8.06%) Business Analyst
6 4 (6.45%) Android Developer
6 4 (6.45%) Developer
7 3 (4.84%) Architect
7 3 (4.84%) Data Scientist
7 3 (4.84%) Network Engineer
7 3 (4.84%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (4.84%) Transformation Manager
8 2 (3.23%) Applications Engineer
8 2 (3.23%) Delivery Project Manager
8 2 (3.23%) Desktop Support
8 2 (3.23%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
8 2 (3.23%) SAP Manager
8 2 (3.23%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.45%) Dagger
1 4 (6.45%) RESTful
1 4 (6.45%) Retrofit
1 4 (6.45%) RxJava
2 3 (4.84%) PySpark
3 1 (1.61%) LDAP
3 1 (1.61%) MDX
3 1 (1.61%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (1.61%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 9 (14.52%) NHS
2 3 (4.84%) Fat Client
2 3 (4.84%) Self-Motivation
2 3 (4.84%) Smart Meter
2 3 (4.84%) Thin Client
3 2 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.61%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.61%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.61%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 11 (17.74%) Windows
2 7 (11.29%) Windows 10
3 4 (6.45%) Android
4 2 (3.23%) Windows 7
4 2 (3.23%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.61%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.61%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.61%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (17.74%) Project Management
2 10 (16.13%) PRINCE2
3 9 (14.52%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (11.29%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 7 (11.29%) ITIL
5 6 (9.68%) IT Strategy
5 6 (9.68%) Migration
5 6 (9.68%) Visualisation
6 5 (8.06%) Business Intelligence
6 5 (8.06%) Mentoring
6 5 (8.06%) Project Delivery
7 4 (6.45%) Android Development
7 4 (6.45%) Change Management
7 4 (6.45%) ERD
7 4 (6.45%) Line Management
7 4 (6.45%) MVVM
7 4 (6.45%) SDLC
7 4 (6.45%) Software Engineering
7 4 (6.45%) SOLID
7 4 (6.45%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 10 (16.13%) SQL
2 5 (8.06%) PowerShell
2 5 (8.06%) Python
3 4 (6.45%) C
3 4 (6.45%) Java
3 4 (6.45%) Kotlin
3 4 (6.45%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.61%) C#
4 1 (1.61%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
4 1 (1.61%) R
4 1 (1.61%) U-SQL
4 1 (1.61%) VBA
Qualifications
1 5 (8.06%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 4 (6.45%) MCSE
2 4 (6.45%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (4.84%) Degree
3 3 (4.84%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 3 (4.84%) Security Cleared
4 2 (3.23%) CCNA
4 2 (3.23%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.61%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.61%) CCA
5 1 (1.61%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (1.61%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.06%) QA
2 2 (3.23%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 2 (3.23%) PMO
3 1 (1.61%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (25.81%) Active Directory
2 5 (8.06%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (1.61%) DFS Replication
3 1 (1.61%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (1.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.61%) XenApp
3 1 (1.61%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (9.68%) SCCM
2 3 (4.84%) Nessus
3 1 (1.61%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 14 (22.58%) Microsoft
2 5 (8.06%) SAP
3 4 (6.45%) CheckPoint
3 4 (6.45%) Cisco
3 4 (6.45%) Citrix
3 4 (6.45%) Databricks
3 4 (6.45%) Palo Alto
4 3 (4.84%) Avaya
4 3 (4.84%) Dell
4 3 (4.84%) Extreme Networks
5 2 (3.23%) Oracle
5 2 (3.23%) ServiceNow
5 2 (3.23%) VMware
6 1 (1.61%) ESRI
6 1 (1.61%) Fortinet
6 1 (1.61%) Liquidlogic
6 1 (1.61%) McAfee