Period
to 21 February 2020

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 21 February 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)
UK
6 months to
21 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 351 505 484
Rank change year-on-year +154 -21 -70
Contract jobs citing Local Government 458 419 443
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.67% 0.42% 0.44%
As % of the General category 1.79% 1.05% 1.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 314 255 263
UK median daily rate £400 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £204 £300 £264
90th Percentile £575 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £420 £400
% change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 53 39
UK median hourly rate £20.80 £19.19 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.42% +12.85% -14.47%
10th Percentile £14.41 £14.94 £10.00
90th Percentile £35.00 £33.80 £34.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £17.25 £16.19
% change year-on-year +15.94% +6.55% -11.11%

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 25,601 39,733 42,812
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 37.40% 40.09% 42.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 16,217 26,010 28,315
UK median daily rate £475 £478 £470
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.52% +1.60% +4.44%
10th Percentile £275 £300 £275
90th Percentile £675 £675 £663
UK excluding London median daily rate £431 £430 £413
% change year-on-year +0.23% +4.24% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 860 1,127 1,130
UK median hourly rate £22.36 £22.00 £21.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.64% +0.71% +4.02%
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.85 £11.35
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £48.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.16 £20.24 £21.60
% change year-on-year -0.41% -6.30% +8.00%

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 21 February 2020.

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 21 February 2020.

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 21 February 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
England +155 435 £400 -5.88% 196
UK excluding London +98 253 £400 -4.76% 167
London +174 197 £388 -9.88% 48
South East +121 78 £400 -10.11% 31
North of England +47 65 £325 -10.96% 44
North West +25 48 £325 -9.72% 27
South West +14 43 £475 +18.75% 24
East of England +29 28 £400 -6.98% 13
Midlands +55 22 £450 +12.50% 36
Yorkshire +43 16 £475 +18.75% 16
West Midlands +44 15 £475 +26.67% 24
Scotland +28 13 £400 +6.67% 14
East Midlands +35 7 £450 -18.18% 12
Channel Islands - 3 £385 -
Wales +29 1 £700 +55.56% 4
North East +18 1 £350 -22.22% 1

For the 6 months to 21 February 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 with a requirement for Local Government.

1 164 (35.81%) Public Sector
2 82 (17.90%) Windows
3 60 (13.10%) Microsoft
3 60 (13.10%) Migration
4 49 (10.70%) SQL
5 48 (10.48%) Project Management
5 48 (10.48%) Windows 10
6 47 (10.26%) Agile Software Development
7 45 (9.83%) Azure
7 45 (9.83%) Finance
8 42 (9.17%) Active Directory
9 40 (8.73%) Stakeholder Management
10 39 (8.52%) Office 365
11 38 (8.30%) Analytical Skills
12 34 (7.42%) SQL Server
12 34 (7.42%) SCCM
12 34 (7.42%) Project Delivery
13 32 (6.99%) PRINCE2
14 30 (6.55%) Data Centre
15 29 (6.33%) NHS
15 29 (6.33%) Oracle
15 29 (6.33%) ITIL
16 27 (5.90%) SharePoint
16 27 (5.90%) Business Intelligence
16 27 (5.90%) Problem-Solving
17 25 (5.46%) Microsoft Office
17 25 (5.46%) Business Analysis
18 24 (5.24%) Degree
18 24 (5.24%) Decision-Making
19 21 (4.59%) Infrastructure Engineering

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 27 (5.90%) SharePoint
2 19 (4.15%) Skype for Business
3 11 (2.40%) CMS
3 11 (2.40%) MS Exchange
4 8 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2003
5 7 (1.53%) IIS
6 6 (1.31%) BizTalk Server
7 5 (1.09%) ArcGIS
7 5 (1.09%) Jadu
8 4 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2013
9 3 (0.66%) Apache
9 3 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2007
9 3 (0.66%) SharePoint 2013
10 2 (0.44%) Confluence
10 2 (0.44%) SAS
11 1 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2010
11 1 (0.22%) GeoServer
11 1 (0.22%) Kentico
11 1 (0.22%) R Markdown
11 1 (0.22%) WordPress
Applications
1 25 (5.46%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (2.84%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (1.09%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.87%) Microsoft Project
4 4 (0.87%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (0.66%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (0.44%) Chatbot
7 1 (0.22%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 13 (2.84%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (1.31%) Oracle Receivables
3 4 (0.87%) Northgate Housing
3 4 (0.87%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (0.87%) Oracle Payables
3 4 (0.87%) SAP HCM
3 4 (0.87%) SAP Payroll
4 3 (0.66%) ContrOCC
4 3 (0.66%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.66%) Oracle ERP
4 3 (0.66%) Oracle Financials
5 2 (0.44%) iTrent
5 2 (0.44%) Oracle Cash Management
5 2 (0.44%) Oracle General Ledger
5 2 (0.44%) Oracle Payroll
5 2 (0.44%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 1 (0.22%) Infor M3
6 1 (0.22%) OPENContractor
6 1 (0.22%) OPENHousing
6 1 (0.22%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 45 (9.83%) Azure
2 39 (8.52%) Office 365
3 20 (4.37%) Power Platform
4 13 (2.84%) Dynamics 365
5 8 (1.75%) AWS
5 8 (1.75%) Google Analytics
6 6 (1.31%) Serverless
7 4 (0.87%) Azure Functions
8 2 (0.44%) IaaS
8 2 (0.44%) OneDrive
8 2 (0.44%) PaaS
8 2 (0.44%) SaaS
8 2 (0.44%) Taleo
8 2 (0.44%) Trello
9 1 (0.22%) Adobe Creative Cloud
9 1 (0.22%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.22%) Boomi
9 1 (0.22%) Dropbox
9 1 (0.22%) G Suite
9 1 (0.22%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 12 (2.62%) LAN
1 12 (2.62%) Skype
2 11 (2.40%) DNS
3 10 (2.18%) SAN
3 10 (2.18%) WAN
4 9 (1.97%) DHCP
4 9 (1.97%) Wireless
5 8 (1.75%) Intranet
6 7 (1.53%) Internet
7 5 (1.09%) Softphone
8 4 (0.87%) VoIP
8 4 (0.87%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (0.66%) DMZ
9 3 (0.66%) Firewall
9 3 (0.66%) NAS
9 3 (0.66%) PSTN
9 3 (0.66%) Reverse Proxy
9 3 (0.66%) TCP/IP
9 3 (0.66%) VDSL
9 3 (0.66%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (7.42%) SQL Server
2 20 (4.37%) Power BI
3 17 (3.71%) GIS
4 12 (2.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 9 (1.97%) BusinessObjects
5 9 (1.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 6 (1.31%) Relational Database
7 4 (0.87%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (0.87%) Oracle Database
7 4 (0.87%) QGIS
7 4 (0.87%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 4 (0.87%) SQLite
8 3 (0.66%) RDBMS
8 3 (0.66%) SSDT
9 2 (0.44%) Big Data
9 2 (0.44%) Electronic Patient Records
9 2 (0.44%) Geospatial Data
9 2 (0.44%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (0.44%) Spatial Data
9 2 (0.44%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 10 (2.18%) JIRA
2 8 (1.75%) Visual Studio
3 4 (0.87%) Android Studio
3 4 (0.87%) Git (software)
4 3 (0.66%) Postman
4 3 (0.66%) SoapUI
4 3 (0.66%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (0.44%) RStudio
6 1 (0.22%) GCC
6 1 (0.22%) MSI
General
1 164 (35.81%) Public Sector
2 45 (9.83%) Finance
3 14 (3.06%) Telecoms
4 9 (1.97%) Law
5 8 (1.75%) Legal
5 8 (1.75%) Marketing
6 6 (1.31%) General Ledger
6 6 (1.31%) Housing Association
6 6 (1.31%) Publishing
7 4 (0.87%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.66%) Retail
9 2 (0.44%) Back Office
9 2 (0.44%) Banking
9 2 (0.44%) Electronics
9 2 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.22%) Billing
10 1 (0.22%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.22%) Police
10 1 (0.22%) Social Housing
10 1 (0.22%) Social Science
Job Titles
1 87 (19.00%) Analyst
2 56 (12.23%) Project Manager
3 37 (8.08%) Business Analyst
4 30 (6.55%) Developer
5 29 (6.33%) Consultant
6 21 (4.59%) User Researcher
7 17 (3.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 16 (3.49%) Programme Manager
9 14 (3.06%) Architect
10 13 (2.84%) Windows Engineer
11 12 (2.62%) IT Manager
11 12 (2.62%) Support Analyst
12 10 (2.18%) Coordinator
12 10 (2.18%) Service Analyst
12 10 (2.18%) Systems Analyst
13 9 (1.97%) Desktop Support
13 9 (1.97%) Digital Project Manager
13 9 (1.97%) IT Project Manager
13 9 (1.97%) Project Coordinator
14 8 (1.75%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (2.84%) .NET
2 11 (2.40%) Web Services
3 8 (1.75%) HTML
4 7 (1.53%) Oracle Fusion
4 7 (1.53%) XML
5 6 (1.31%) REST
5 6 (1.31%) RESTful
6 5 (1.09%) CSS
6 5 (1.09%) JSON
7 4 (0.87%) Dagger
7 4 (0.87%) Retrofit
7 4 (0.87%) RxJava
7 4 (0.87%) SOAP
7 4 (0.87%) XSLT
8 3 (0.66%) .NET Core
8 3 (0.66%) .NET Framework
8 3 (0.66%) J2EE
8 3 (0.66%) WCF
8 3 (0.66%) WSDL
8 3 (0.66%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 38 (8.30%) Analytical Skills
2 30 (6.55%) Data Centre
3 29 (6.33%) NHS
4 12 (2.62%) e-Learning
5 9 (1.97%) Management Information System
6 8 (1.75%) Data Structures
6 8 (1.75%) Fat Client
6 8 (1.75%) PKI
6 8 (1.75%) Thin Client
7 7 (1.53%) Self-Motivation
7 7 (1.53%) User Experience
8 6 (1.31%) Data Protection Act
8 6 (1.31%) Freedom of Information
9 5 (1.09%) Driving Licence
9 5 (1.09%) Social Media
10 4 (0.87%) Hybrid Cloud
10 4 (0.87%) LLPG
10 4 (0.87%) Photography
11 3 (0.66%) Blog
11 3 (0.66%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 82 (17.90%) Windows
2 48 (10.48%) Windows 10
3 20 (4.37%) Windows Server
4 16 (3.49%) Windows 7
5 9 (1.97%) Android
5 9 (1.97%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (1.31%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (0.87%) Apple iOS
7 4 (0.87%) Unix
7 4 (0.87%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.22%) CentOS
8 1 (0.22%) Linux
8 1 (0.22%) Oracle Linux
8 1 (0.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.22%) Solaris
8 1 (0.22%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.22%) VMS
8 1 (0.22%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (13.10%) Migration
2 48 (10.48%) Project Management
3 47 (10.26%) Agile Software Development
4 40 (8.73%) Stakeholder Management
5 34 (7.42%) Project Delivery
6 32 (6.99%) PRINCE2
7 29 (6.33%) ITIL
8 27 (5.90%) Business Intelligence
8 27 (5.90%) Problem-Solving
9 25 (5.46%) Business Analysis
10 24 (5.24%) Decision-Making
11 21 (4.59%) ERP
11 21 (4.59%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 20 (4.37%) Analytics
13 19 (4.15%) CRM
13 19 (4.15%) Data Protection
13 19 (4.15%) Service Delivery
14 18 (3.93%) Visualisation
15 16 (3.49%) Stakeholder Engagement
15 16 (3.49%) Usability Testing
Programming Languages
1 49 (10.70%) SQL
2 16 (3.49%) C
3 11 (2.40%) C#
4 10 (2.18%) PowerShell
5 8 (1.75%) R
6 7 (1.53%) Java
6 7 (1.53%) Python
6 7 (1.53%) T-SQL
7 6 (1.31%) JavaScript
8 4 (0.87%) Kotlin
8 4 (0.87%) VBA
9 3 (0.66%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 2 (0.44%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.22%) PHP
11 1 (0.22%) TypeScript
11 1 (0.22%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 24 (5.24%) Degree
2 13 (2.84%) Security Cleared
3 11 (2.40%) SC Cleared
4 6 (1.31%) DBS Check
4 6 (1.31%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 5 (1.09%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (0.87%) MCSE
7 3 (0.66%) Numerate Degree
8 2 (0.44%) CCAB
8 2 (0.44%) CIMA
8 2 (0.44%) Computer Science Degree
9 1 (0.22%) ACCA
9 1 (0.22%) APMP
9 1 (0.22%) BC Cleared
9 1 (0.22%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.22%) ISEB
9 1 (0.22%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (0.22%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.22%) Postgraduate
9 1 (0.22%) RIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (4.59%) GDPR
2 11 (2.40%) PMO
3 9 (1.97%) Data Quality
4 8 (1.75%) SLA
5 6 (1.31%) QA
6 5 (1.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 4 (0.87%) ISO 22301
7 4 (0.87%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.22%) Actionable Recommendations
8 1 (0.22%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.22%) GMP
System Software
1 42 (9.17%) Active Directory
2 15 (3.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (3.06%) XenApp
4 12 (2.62%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 8 (1.75%) vSphere
6 6 (1.31%) Microsoft App-V
7 5 (1.09%) Hyper-V
7 5 (1.09%) VMware NSX
8 3 (0.66%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.44%) Docker
9 2 (0.44%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.22%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 34 (7.42%) SCCM
2 13 (2.84%) SCOM
3 6 (1.31%) NetBackup
4 5 (1.09%) vRealize
5 4 (0.87%) SCOrch
6 3 (0.66%) Failover Clustering
6 3 (0.66%) Microsoft Clustering
6 3 (0.66%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 3 (0.66%) vCenter Server
7 2 (0.44%) Cisco UCCX
7 2 (0.44%) Kubernetes
8 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Intune
8 1 (0.22%) Nagios
8 1 (0.22%) SCVMM
8 1 (0.22%) Single Sign-On
8 1 (0.22%) WSUS
Vendors
1 60 (13.10%) Microsoft
2 29 (6.33%) Oracle
3 21 (4.59%) VMware
4 19 (4.15%) Citrix
5 15 (3.28%) Northgate
6 12 (2.62%) SAP
7 10 (2.18%) Cisco
7 10 (2.18%) Civica
7 10 (2.18%) Ivanti
8 9 (1.97%) Google
9 8 (1.75%) Arqiva
9 8 (1.75%) Dell
9 8 (1.75%) Liquidlogic
9 8 (1.75%) Virgin Media
10 7 (1.53%) EMC
10 7 (1.53%) McAfee
11 5 (1.09%) Capita
12 4 (0.87%) BT
13 3 (0.66%) Ericsson
13 3 (0.66%) NetApp