Period
to 17 November 2018

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Local Government in contract job vacancies. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Local Government over the 6 months to 17 November 2018 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
UK
6 months to
17 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 718 616 585
Rank change year-on-year -102 -31 -37
Contract jobs citing Local Government 167 279 328
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.16% 0.27% 0.31%
As % of the General category 0.45% 0.68% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 183 221
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +4.17%
10th Percentile £280 £269 £205
90th Percentile £575 £600 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +11.84% +1.33% -4.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 14 29
UK median hourly rate £24.11 £18.50 £22.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.32% -17.23% +6.76%
10th Percentile £17.34 £14.10 £13.90
90th Percentile £34.90 £24.44 £30.51
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £15.85 £19.88
% change year-on-year +32.53% -20.28% -6.33%

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 with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for common skills 37,486 40,920 38,608
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 36.35% 39.79% 36.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 24,540 27,066 25,645
UK median daily rate £475 £465 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.15% +3.33% +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £263
90th Percentile £675 £663 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 832 892 947
UK median hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +2.04% -2.00%
10th Percentile £12.46 £12.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £51.25 £47.50 £47.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.73 £26.47 £25.50
% change year-on-year -6.57% +3.80% -1.92%

Local Government
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Local Government as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Local Government in the UK

Local Government
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Local Government in the UK

Local Government
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Local Government over the 6 months to 17 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Local Government in the UK

Local Government
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Local Government in the UK

Local Government
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Local Government over the 6 months to 17 November 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Local Government in the UK

Local Government
Top 16 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 6 months to 17 November 2018. 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
England -98 158 £423 +5.63% 82
UK excluding London -76 95 £425 +11.84% 75
London -32 70 £425 +6.25% 10
North of England -39 35 £406 +28.80% 17
North West -17 29 £360 +20.00% 7
East of England -9 15 £420 +5.00% 2
Midlands -26 14 £475 +27.86% 20
West Midlands -25 13 £475 +48.44% 13
South West -33 13 £350 +3.70% 17
South East -29 10 £500 - 16
Scotland -12 5 £475 - 2
North East -3 3 £450 -28.00% 3
Yorkshire -18 3 £425 -12.82% 7
Channel Islands - 2 £700 -
East Midlands +7 1 - - 7
Wales -20 1 £450 -25.00% 1

For the 6 months to 17 November 2018, 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 with a requirement for Local Government.

1 31 (18.56%) Project Management
2 30 (17.96%) Windows
3 27 (16.17%) Microsoft
4 26 (15.57%) Migration
4 26 (15.57%) Agile Software Development
5 20 (11.98%) SQL
6 19 (11.38%) JavaScript
7 18 (10.78%) SCCM
7 18 (10.78%) Office 365
8 17 (10.18%) Data Centre
8 17 (10.18%) Security Cleared
9 15 (8.98%) Microsoft Azure
9 15 (8.98%) Dynamics 365
10 14 (8.38%) Windows 10
10 14 (8.38%) .NET
10 14 (8.38%) Business Analysis
11 13 (7.78%) Marketing
11 13 (7.78%) SQL Server
11 13 (7.78%) HTML
11 13 (7.78%) Finance
11 13 (7.78%) Service Delivery
12 12 (7.19%) Change Management
12 12 (7.19%) Stakeholder Management
12 12 (7.19%) C#
12 12 (7.19%) CRM
12 12 (7.19%) Active Directory
12 12 (7.19%) SC Cleared
13 11 (6.59%) Business Intelligence
13 11 (6.59%) CSS
13 11 (6.59%) Dynamics CRM

Local Government
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 7 (4.19%) MS Exchange
1 7 (4.19%) Skype for Business
2 6 (3.59%) CMS
2 6 (3.59%) Exchange Server 2003
2 6 (3.59%) SharePoint
3 3 (1.80%) Sitecore CMS
4 2 (1.20%) Confluence
4 2 (1.20%) IIS
5 1 (0.60%) Apache
5 1 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.60%) JBoss
5 1 (0.60%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (2.99%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (2.40%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (2.40%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 11 (6.59%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (2.40%) SAP S/4HANA
3 1 (0.60%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.60%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 18 (10.78%) Office 365
2 15 (8.98%) Dynamics 365
2 15 (8.98%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.20%) Azure Active Directory
3 2 (1.20%) PaaS
3 2 (1.20%) SaaS
4 1 (0.60%) Azure Functions
4 1 (0.60%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.40%) Broadband
2 3 (1.80%) Internet
2 3 (1.80%) Intranet
2 3 (1.80%) SAN
3 2 (1.20%) LAN
3 2 (1.20%) NAS
3 2 (1.20%) Unified Communications
3 2 (1.20%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (0.60%) Reverse Proxy
4 1 (0.60%) SSL
4 1 (0.60%) VoIP
4 1 (0.60%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (7.78%) SQL Server
2 11 (6.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 8 (4.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (2.99%) Power BI
4 5 (2.99%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (2.99%) SQL Server 2016
5 3 (1.80%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (1.80%) MarkLogic
5 3 (1.80%) NoSQL
5 3 (1.80%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (1.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (1.20%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (1.20%) Crystal Reports
6 2 (1.20%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.60%) GIS
7 1 (0.60%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.60%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.60%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (1.20%) JIRA
1 2 (1.20%) MSI
2 1 (0.60%) AdminStudio
2 1 (0.60%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.60%) TeamCity
2 1 (0.60%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 13 (7.78%) Finance
1 13 (7.78%) Marketing
2 10 (5.99%) Back Office
3 6 (3.59%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.80%) Legal
5 1 (0.60%) Electronics
5 1 (0.60%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.60%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 25 (14.97%) Analyst
2 21 (12.57%) Project Manager
3 17 (10.18%) Business Analyst
4 16 (9.58%) Developer
5 13 (7.78%) Consultant
6 11 (6.59%) ICT Manager
7 10 (5.99%) Architect
8 7 (4.19%) Server Engineer
9 6 (3.59%) Microsoft Developer
9 6 (3.59%) Programme Manager
10 5 (2.99%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 5 (2.99%) IT Manager
11 4 (2.40%) CRM Developer
11 4 (2.40%) Desktop Support
11 4 (2.40%) Dynamics CRM Developer
11 4 (2.40%) ICT Project Manager
11 4 (2.40%) ICT Support
11 4 (2.40%) ServiceNow Consultant
11 4 (2.40%) Support Manager
11 4 (2.40%) User Researcher
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (8.38%) .NET
2 13 (7.78%) HTML
3 11 (6.59%) CSS
4 10 (5.99%) ASP.NET
5 9 (5.39%) WCF
6 8 (4.79%) ASP.NET Web API
7 5 (2.99%) AngularJS
8 3 (1.80%) JSON
8 3 (1.80%) Web Services
8 3 (1.80%) XHTML
8 3 (1.80%) XML
9 2 (1.20%) Ajax
9 2 (1.20%) jQuery
9 2 (1.20%) RESTful
10 1 (0.60%) .NET Core
10 1 (0.60%) ASP.NET MVC
10 1 (0.60%) CSS3
10 1 (0.60%) HTML5
10 1 (0.60%) REST
10 1 (0.60%) WAMP
Miscellaneous
1 17 (10.18%) Data Centre
2 7 (4.19%) PKI
3 6 (3.59%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (3.59%) User Experience
4 5 (2.99%) NHS
5 4 (2.40%) Self-Motivation
6 3 (1.80%) Hybrid Cloud
6 3 (1.80%) Virtual Team
7 2 (1.20%) EMC VMAX
7 2 (1.20%) EMC VNX
7 2 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.20%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.20%) VxBlock/Vblock
8 1 (0.60%) Clustering
8 1 (0.60%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.60%) e-Learning
8 1 (0.60%) LLPG
8 1 (0.60%) Minimum Viable Product
8 1 (0.60%) PMI
8 1 (0.60%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 30 (17.96%) Windows
2 14 (8.38%) Windows 10
3 10 (5.99%) Windows Server
4 9 (5.39%) Windows 7
5 7 (4.19%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (2.99%) Unix
7 3 (1.80%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.60%) AIX
8 1 (0.60%) Android
8 1 (0.60%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.60%) Linux
8 1 (0.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.60%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (18.56%) Project Management
2 26 (15.57%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (15.57%) Migration
3 14 (8.38%) Business Analysis
4 13 (7.78%) Service Delivery
5 12 (7.19%) Change Management
5 12 (7.19%) CRM
5 12 (7.19%) Stakeholder Management
6 11 (6.59%) Business Intelligence
6 11 (6.59%) Problem Management
6 11 (6.59%) Workflow
7 10 (5.99%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 10 (5.99%) PRINCE2
8 9 (5.39%) Creative Thinking
8 9 (5.39%) OO
8 9 (5.39%) OOP
9 8 (4.79%) Data Migration
9 8 (4.79%) Decision-Making
9 8 (4.79%) Programme Management
10 7 (4.19%) Business Transformation
Programming Languages
1 20 (11.98%) SQL
2 19 (11.38%) JavaScript
3 12 (7.19%) C#
4 6 (3.59%) PowerShell
5 4 (2.40%) Java
6 3 (1.80%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
6 3 (1.80%) PL/SQL
6 3 (1.80%) T-SQL
6 3 (1.80%) XPath
6 3 (1.80%) XQuery
7 2 (1.20%) VBScript
8 1 (0.60%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.60%) Korn
8 1 (0.60%) Perl
8 1 (0.60%) PHP
8 1 (0.60%) Python
8 1 (0.60%) VB
Qualifications
1 17 (10.18%) Security Cleared
2 12 (7.19%) SC Cleared
3 5 (2.99%) CTC Cleared
4 4 (2.40%) DV Cleared
5 2 (1.20%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (1.20%) Degree
5 2 (1.20%) ECDL
5 2 (1.20%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.60%) CBAP
6 1 (0.60%) ISEB
6 1 (0.60%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.60%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (0.60%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.19%) Data Quality
2 6 (3.59%) QA
3 5 (2.99%) PMO
4 2 (1.20%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (1.20%) GDPR
System Software
1 12 (7.19%) Active Directory
2 8 (4.79%) XenApp
3 7 (4.19%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 7 (4.19%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (2.40%) Hyper-V
4 4 (2.40%) Microsoft App-V
4 4 (2.40%) vSphere
5 1 (0.60%) Docker
Systems Management
1 18 (10.78%) SCCM
2 10 (5.99%) SCOM
3 3 (1.80%) SCOrch
3 3 (1.80%) SCVMM
4 2 (1.20%) NetBackup
4 2 (1.20%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (1.20%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (0.60%) Cobbler
5 1 (0.60%) HP SIM
5 1 (0.60%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.60%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.60%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (0.60%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.60%) Puppet
5 1 (0.60%) SmoothWall
5 1 (0.60%) WSUS
Vendors
1 27 (16.17%) Microsoft
2 9 (5.39%) Citrix
2 9 (5.39%) SAP
3 8 (4.79%) VMware
4 6 (3.59%) Oracle
5 5 (2.99%) Sitecore
6 4 (2.40%) ServiceNow
7 3 (1.80%) Dell
7 3 (1.80%) Jaspersoft
8 2 (1.20%) EMC
8 2 (1.20%) Northgate
9 1 (0.60%) Adobe
9 1 (0.60%) Altiris
9 1 (0.60%) Anite
9 1 (0.60%) Avaya
9 1 (0.60%) Capita
9 1 (0.60%) Cisco
9 1 (0.60%) Ivanti
9 1 (0.60%) Mitel
9 1 (0.60%) Red Hat