Period
to 16 July 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 16 July 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
16 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 673 582 604
Rank change year-on-year -91 +22 -122
Contract jobs citing Local Government 220 298 308
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.21% 0.31% 0.28%
As % of the General category 0.57% 0.80% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 147 203 219
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.29% -2.78%
10th Percentile £278 £225 £200
90th Percentile £575 £598 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £325
% change year-on-year +6.25% +23.08% -15.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 18 33
UK median hourly rate £21.75 £19.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.47% -15.56% +2.27%
10th Percentile £15.11 £11.56 £14.91
90th Percentile £36.25 £25.26 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £18.68 £22.45
% change year-on-year +15.10% -16.79% -18.36%

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 38,584 37,322 41,285
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 37.20% 39.32% 37.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 25,115 24,390 27,219
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £263
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 890 898 987
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £25.00
10th Percentile £12.44 £11.33 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.00 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £25.31 £27.50
% change year-on-year -1.22% -7.96% +7.17%

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 16 July 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 16 July 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Local Government in the UK

Local Government
Top 14 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 16 July 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 -77 212 £394 -1.56% 59
UK excluding London -107 143 £425 +6.25% 47
London -37 77 £375 -6.25% 16
North of England -24 57 £350 +18.64% 4
North West -21 50 £350 +18.64% 2
Midlands -23 34 £475 +27.86% 11
South East -41 24 £450 - 15
West Midlands -25 18 £475 +40.74% 4
East Midlands +2 14 £525 -4.55% 7
East of England -19 14 £475 -5.00% 7
South West -14 8 £315 -21.25% 6
Yorkshire -19 8 £375 +66.67% 2
Scotland -50 6 £475 -26.92% 2
Channel Islands - 2 £700 -

For the 6 months to 16 July 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 47 (21.36%) Microsoft
2 38 (17.27%) Migration
3 33 (15.00%) Windows
3 33 (15.00%) Office 365
4 29 (13.18%) Microsoft Azure
4 29 (13.18%) SQL
4 29 (13.18%) Finance
5 28 (12.73%) SQL Server
5 28 (12.73%) Data Centre
6 27 (12.27%) Active Directory
7 25 (11.36%) Project Management
7 25 (11.36%) JavaScript
7 25 (11.36%) ITIL
8 23 (10.45%) PRINCE2
8 23 (10.45%) Windows Server
9 20 (9.09%) Citrix
9 20 (9.09%) MS Exchange
9 20 (9.09%) SCCM
9 20 (9.09%) Security Cleared
10 19 (8.64%) Stakeholder Management
10 19 (8.64%) Agile Software Development
11 18 (8.18%) CSS
11 18 (8.18%) HTML
11 18 (8.18%) Windows Server 2003
12 17 (7.73%) XenApp
12 17 (7.73%) Skype for Business
13 16 (7.27%) SCOM
13 16 (7.27%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 16 (7.27%) PKI
13 16 (7.27%) Telecoms

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 20 (9.09%) MS Exchange
2 17 (7.73%) Skype for Business
3 13 (5.91%) Exchange Server 2003
4 8 (3.64%) SharePoint
5 7 (3.18%) Exchange Server 2010
5 7 (3.18%) Exchange Server 2013
5 7 (3.18%) IIS
6 5 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2007
6 5 (2.27%) WordPress
7 2 (0.91%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (0.91%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (0.45%) Apache
8 1 (0.45%) CMS
8 1 (0.45%) Confluence
8 1 (0.45%) JBoss
8 1 (0.45%) Tomcat
Applications
1 8 (3.64%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.36%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (1.36%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (4.55%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (2.27%) Oracle EBS R12
3 4 (1.82%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.45%) Infor M3
4 1 (0.45%) Northgate Housing
4 1 (0.45%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.45%) Oracle Cash Management
4 1 (0.45%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.45%) Oracle Internet Expenses
4 1 (0.45%) Oracle iProcurement
4 1 (0.45%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.45%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.45%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 33 (15.00%) Office 365
2 29 (13.18%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (5.45%) Dynamics 365
4 5 (2.27%) Rackspace Cloud
5 3 (1.36%) PaaS
5 3 (1.36%) Taleo
6 2 (0.91%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.91%) SaaS
7 1 (0.45%) Amazon AWS
7 1 (0.45%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (5.45%) Broadband
2 11 (5.00%) Firewall
3 10 (4.55%) WAN
4 9 (4.09%) LAN
5 8 (3.64%) ATM
6 7 (3.18%) Reverse Proxy
7 6 (2.73%) SMS
8 5 (2.27%) Internet
9 4 (1.82%) SAN
9 4 (1.82%) VoIP
9 4 (1.82%) VPN
10 3 (1.36%) BIG-IP
10 3 (1.36%) Cisco Nexus
10 3 (1.36%) DNS
10 3 (1.36%) TCP/IP
11 2 (0.91%) DHCP
11 2 (0.91%) HTTP
11 2 (0.91%) Network Security
11 2 (0.91%) SMTP
12 1 (0.45%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (12.73%) SQL Server
2 11 (5.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 8 (3.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 7 (3.18%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (2.27%) SQL Server 2016
6 4 (1.82%) Power BI
7 3 (1.36%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (1.36%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (1.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (0.91%) BusinessObjects
8 2 (0.91%) MySQL
8 2 (0.91%) Oracle Discoverer
8 2 (0.91%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.45%) GIS
9 1 (0.45%) Oracle BI EE
9 1 (0.45%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.45%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.45%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 2 (0.91%) JIRA
1 2 (0.91%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.45%) AdminStudio
2 1 (0.45%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.45%) Maven
2 1 (0.45%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (0.45%) Subversion
General
1 29 (13.18%) Finance
2 16 (7.27%) Telecoms
3 10 (4.55%) Marketing
4 7 (3.18%) Back Office
5 4 (1.82%) Legal
5 4 (1.82%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.91%) Electronics
6 2 (0.91%) Front Office
6 2 (0.91%) Law
7 1 (0.45%) Military
7 1 (0.45%) Retail
Job Titles
1 35 (15.91%) Analyst
1 35 (15.91%) Project Manager
2 24 (10.91%) Architect
3 21 (9.55%) Consultant
4 18 (8.18%) Server Engineer
5 17 (7.73%) Business Analyst
5 17 (7.73%) Developer
6 11 (5.00%) ServiceNow Consultant
7 9 (4.09%) Senior Analyst
8 8 (3.64%) Facilities Manager
8 8 (3.64%) Facilities Project Manager
8 8 (3.64%) Head of Facilities
8 8 (3.64%) Head of Projects
9 7 (3.18%) Administrator
9 7 (3.18%) ICT Manager
9 7 (3.18%) IT Manager
9 7 (3.18%) Programme Planner
10 5 (2.27%) Applications Support
10 5 (2.27%) Senior Business Analyst
10 5 (2.27%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (8.18%) CSS
1 18 (8.18%) HTML
2 9 (4.09%) .NET
3 8 (3.64%) ASP.NET
3 8 (3.64%) ASP.NET Web API
3 8 (3.64%) WCF
4 7 (3.18%) AngularJS
5 6 (2.73%) HTML5
6 3 (1.36%) Web Services
7 2 (0.91%) jQuery
7 2 (0.91%) Leaflet
7 2 (0.91%) Middleware
8 1 (0.45%) Ext JS
8 1 (0.45%) Java EE
8 1 (0.45%) JPA
8 1 (0.45%) JSON
8 1 (0.45%) React
8 1 (0.45%) RESTful
8 1 (0.45%) Spring MVC
8 1 (0.45%) WAMP
Miscellaneous
1 28 (12.73%) Data Centre
2 16 (7.27%) PKI
3 8 (3.64%) CCTV
4 6 (2.73%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (2.27%) Freedom of Information
5 5 (2.27%) NHS
5 5 (2.27%) Private Cloud
5 5 (2.27%) User Experience
6 4 (1.82%) Data Structures
6 4 (1.82%) Management Information System
6 4 (1.82%) Virtual Team
7 3 (1.36%) Clustering
7 3 (1.36%) Oracle Exalytics
7 3 (1.36%) Self-Motivation
8 2 (0.91%) Client/Server
8 2 (0.91%) Computer Science
8 2 (0.91%) Data Protection Act
8 2 (0.91%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (0.91%) Freedom of Information Act
9 1 (0.45%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 33 (15.00%) Windows
2 23 (10.45%) Windows Server
3 18 (8.18%) Windows Server 2003
4 10 (4.55%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (4.09%) Linux
6 7 (3.18%) Windows 7
6 7 (3.18%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (2.27%) Windows 10
8 3 (1.36%) Oracle Linux
8 3 (1.36%) Solaris
9 2 (0.91%) Android
9 2 (0.91%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.45%) AIX
10 1 (0.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.45%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (17.27%) Migration
2 25 (11.36%) ITIL
2 25 (11.36%) Project Management
3 23 (10.45%) PRINCE2
4 19 (8.64%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (8.64%) Stakeholder Management
5 13 (5.91%) Business Analysis
5 13 (5.91%) ERP
5 13 (5.91%) Server Building
6 12 (5.45%) CRM
6 12 (5.45%) Technical Architecture
7 11 (5.00%) Decision-Making
7 11 (5.00%) Problem Management
7 11 (5.00%) Service Delivery
7 11 (5.00%) Workflow
8 10 (4.55%) Creative Thinking
8 10 (4.55%) Digital Transformation Programme
8 10 (4.55%) Performance Management
9 9 (4.09%) Data Migration
9 9 (4.09%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 29 (13.18%) SQL
2 25 (11.36%) JavaScript
3 9 (4.09%) C#
3 9 (4.09%) PL/SQL
4 6 (2.73%) PHP
4 6 (2.73%) PowerShell
5 5 (2.27%) T-SQL
6 4 (1.82%) Java
7 3 (1.36%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
7 3 (1.36%) VBScript
8 1 (0.45%) VB
Qualifications
1 20 (9.09%) Security Cleared
2 10 (4.55%) Degree
2 10 (4.55%) SC Cleared
3 9 (4.09%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (3.64%) CISSP
4 8 (3.64%) DV Cleared
4 8 (3.64%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (3.18%) CCNP
5 7 (3.18%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 5 (2.27%) MCSE
7 4 (1.82%) CCNA
8 3 (1.36%) CCIE
9 2 (0.91%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (0.91%) CLAS
9 2 (0.91%) DBS Check
9 2 (0.91%) MCP
9 2 (0.91%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (0.91%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (0.45%) CBAP
10 1 (0.45%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.18%) GDPR
2 4 (1.82%) Data Quality
3 3 (1.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.36%) PMO
4 2 (0.91%) COBIT
4 2 (0.91%) Cyber Essentials
4 2 (0.91%) SLA
5 1 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 1 (0.45%) QA
System Software
1 27 (12.27%) Active Directory
2 17 (7.73%) XenApp
3 16 (7.27%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 10 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
5 8 (3.64%) vSphere
6 5 (2.27%) Hyper-V
7 4 (1.82%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (1.36%) NFS
8 3 (1.36%) ProxySG
8 3 (1.36%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (1.36%) Virtual Servers
8 3 (1.36%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.91%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (0.45%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 20 (9.09%) SCCM
2 16 (7.27%) SCOM
3 7 (3.18%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 5 (2.27%) WSUS
5 4 (1.82%) McAfee ePO
5 4 (1.82%) SmoothWall
6 3 (1.36%) Cisco IPCC
6 3 (1.36%) HP SIM
6 3 (1.36%) Microsoft Clustering
6 3 (1.36%) Microsoft Intune
6 3 (1.36%) Oracle ZFS
6 3 (1.36%) Tivoli
6 3 (1.36%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 3 (1.36%) vCenter Server
6 3 (1.36%) vMotion
7 2 (0.91%) Single Sign-On
8 1 (0.45%) Cobbler
8 1 (0.45%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.45%) Puppet
Vendors
1 47 (21.36%) Microsoft
2 20 (9.09%) Citrix
3 15 (6.82%) Oracle
4 14 (6.36%) ServiceNow
5 13 (5.91%) VMware
6 12 (5.45%) Cisco
7 5 (2.27%) Avaya
7 5 (2.27%) F5
7 5 (2.27%) HP
7 5 (2.27%) Rackspace
8 4 (1.82%) Juniper
8 4 (1.82%) McAfee
8 4 (1.82%) Northgate
8 4 (1.82%) SAP
9 3 (1.36%) Altiris
9 3 (1.36%) Blue Coat
9 3 (1.36%) CheckPoint
9 3 (1.36%) Ivanti
9 3 (1.36%) Palo Alto
10 2 (0.91%) Veeam