Period
to 26 October 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 26 October 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
26 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 297 419 540
Rank change year-on-year +122 +121 -87
Contract jobs citing Local Government 250 436 386
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.78% 0.52% 0.37%
As % of the General category 1.87% 1.34% 0.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 214 307 221
Median daily rate £350 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% -3.03% +8.55%
10th Percentile £206 £222 £280
90th Percentile £571 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £264 £400 £400
% change year-on-year -34.00% - +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 41 51
Median hourly rate £21.05 £19.00 £20.17
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.79% -5.80% +1.77%
10th Percentile £13.53 £14.14 £15.30
90th Percentile £27.39 £35.00 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.82 £17.34 £16.63
% change year-on-year +20.07% +4.30% +17.08%

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 13,395 32,578 41,792
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.64% 38.64% 40.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,602 20,859 27,103
Median daily rate £500 £480 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +5.56%
10th Percentile £288 £290 £291
90th Percentile £700 £675 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £438 £425
% change year-on-year -1.71% +2.94% +6.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 485 974 1,160
Median hourly rate £29.00 £21.87 £21.15
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.60% +3.43% -5.37%
10th Percentile £12.76 £12.44 £11.85
90th Percentile £50.76 £50.00 £48.75
Median hourly rate £22.75 £21.05 £20.08
% change year-on-year +8.10% +4.83% -10.78%

Local Government
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Local Government in the UK

Local Government
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Local Government.

Daily rate trend for Local Government in the UK

Local Government
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Local Government over the 6 months to 26 October 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Local Government in the UK

Local Government
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Local Government.

Hourly rate trend for Local Government in the UK

Local Government
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Local Government over the 6 months to 26 October 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Local Government in the UK

Local Government
Top 15 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 26 October 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 +129 233 £350 -12.50% 92
London +143 118 £383 -4.26% 22
UK excluding London +127 116 £264 -34.00% 77
South East +161 52 £213 -50.00% 23
Work from Home -49 52 £300 -45.45% 20
North of England +75 25 £413 +17.86% 14
North West +56 21 £413 +22.22% 8
South West +87 14 £350 -26.32% 16
Midlands +67 14 £425 +41.67% 11
East Midlands +47 8 £460 +119.05% 4
West Midlands +38 6 £300 +2.56% 7
East of England +80 5 £425 -14.66% 6
Scotland +74 5 £274 -29.35% 6
Yorkshire +60 4 - - 5
Wales - 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 26 October 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 86 (34.40%) Public Sector
2 37 (14.80%) Microsoft
3 35 (14.00%) Migration
4 34 (13.60%) Agile Software Development
5 31 (12.40%) Microsoft Excel
6 30 (12.00%) ITIL
7 28 (11.20%) Microsoft Office
8 25 (10.00%) Project Management
8 25 (10.00%) Security Cleared
9 24 (9.60%) SQL
10 22 (8.80%) Business Intelligence
10 22 (8.80%) Finance
11 21 (8.40%) GIS
11 21 (8.40%) Windows
11 21 (8.40%) Office 365
12 19 (7.60%) Telecoms
13 18 (7.20%) PRINCE2
13 18 (7.20%) Oracle
13 18 (7.20%) Azure
13 18 (7.20%) User Experience
14 17 (6.80%) Project Delivery
15 16 (6.40%) Analytical Skills
15 16 (6.40%) Service Delivery
16 15 (6.00%) Northgate
16 15 (6.00%) Data Migration
16 15 (6.00%) Data Protection
16 15 (6.00%) SCCM
16 15 (6.00%) Problem-Solving
17 14 (5.60%) Programme Management
17 14 (5.60%) CAD

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 14 (5.60%) SharePoint
2 8 (3.20%) CMS
3 5 (2.00%) SAS
4 4 (1.60%) ArcGIS
5 3 (1.20%) Sitecore CMS
6 2 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (0.80%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.40%) IIS
7 1 (0.40%) Jadu
7 1 (0.40%) Mendix
7 1 (0.40%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.40%) Umbraco
7 1 (0.40%) WordPress
Applications
1 31 (12.40%) Microsoft Excel
2 28 (11.20%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (2.00%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (1.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (1.20%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (1.20%) SPSS
5 1 (0.40%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.40%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 7 (2.80%) Dynamics CRM
1 7 (2.80%) Northgate Housing
2 5 (2.00%) ContrOCC
3 2 (0.80%) Oracle ERP
3 2 (0.80%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 2 (0.80%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 2 (0.80%) Unit4 Business World
4 1 (0.40%) Aareon QL
4 1 (0.40%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
4 1 (0.40%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.40%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 21 (8.40%) Office 365
2 18 (7.20%) Azure
3 11 (4.40%) Power Platform
4 5 (2.00%) Azure Active Directory
4 5 (2.00%) Dynamics 365
5 4 (1.60%) Google Analytics
6 3 (1.20%) AWS
6 3 (1.20%) OneDrive
7 2 (0.80%) IaaS
7 2 (0.80%) Mimecast
7 2 (0.80%) PaaS
7 2 (0.80%) Power Automate
7 2 (0.80%) PowerApps
8 1 (0.40%) Boomi
8 1 (0.40%) GCP
8 1 (0.40%) Logic Apps
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.80%) Firewall
2 6 (2.40%) Intranet
3 4 (1.60%) Cisco IPT
3 4 (1.60%) IP Telephony
4 3 (1.20%) WAN
5 2 (0.80%) DNS
5 2 (0.80%) Internet
5 2 (0.80%) LAN
5 2 (0.80%) VPN
6 1 (0.40%) ADSL
6 1 (0.40%) DHCP
6 1 (0.40%) OpenScape
6 1 (0.40%) SAN
6 1 (0.40%) Software-Defined Networking
6 1 (0.40%) SSL
6 1 (0.40%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.40%) VLAN
6 1 (0.40%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (8.40%) GIS
2 12 (4.80%) SQL Server
3 10 (4.00%) Power BI
4 7 (2.80%) BusinessObjects
5 5 (2.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (1.60%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (1.60%) Geospatial Data
7 3 (1.20%) EDRMS
8 2 (0.80%) MySQL
8 2 (0.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (0.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (0.80%) Tableau
9 1 (0.40%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
9 1 (0.40%) Oracle BI Publisher
Development Applications
1 1 (0.40%) Git (software)
1 1 (0.40%) RStudio
1 1 (0.40%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 86 (34.40%) Public Sector
2 22 (8.80%) Finance
3 19 (7.60%) Telecoms
4 5 (2.00%) Legal
5 4 (1.60%) Electronics
5 4 (1.60%) Manufacturing
5 4 (1.60%) Marketing
6 3 (1.20%) Police
7 2 (0.80%) Back Office
7 2 (0.80%) General Ledger
7 2 (0.80%) Law
8 1 (0.40%) Banking
8 1 (0.40%) Front Office
8 1 (0.40%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.40%) Social Housing
Job Titles
1 41 (16.40%) Project Manager
2 28 (11.20%) Analyst
3 15 (6.00%) Developer
4 14 (5.60%) Fibre Planner
5 11 (4.40%) Architect
5 11 (4.40%) Desktop Support
6 10 (4.00%) Data Analyst
7 9 (3.60%) Consultant
7 9 (3.60%) ICT Manager
8 8 (3.20%) Business Analyst
8 8 (3.20%) IT Manager
9 7 (2.80%) ICT Project Manager
9 7 (2.80%) Network Engineer
9 7 (2.80%) Programme Manager
9 7 (2.80%) Rollout Engineer
10 6 (2.40%) Designer
10 6 (2.40%) Migration Manager
10 6 (2.40%) Solutions Architect
10 6 (2.40%) Support Engineer
11 5 (2.00%) Account Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.00%) CSS
1 5 (2.00%) HTML
2 3 (1.20%) XML
2 3 (1.20%) XSLT
3 2 (0.80%) .NET
3 2 (0.80%) Visualforce
4 1 (0.40%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.40%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (0.40%) COM
4 1 (0.40%) HTML5 Canvas
4 1 (0.40%) jQuery
4 1 (0.40%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (0.40%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 18 (7.20%) User Experience
2 16 (6.40%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (4.00%) NHS
4 7 (2.80%) Data Centre
4 7 (2.80%) Management Information System
5 6 (2.40%) Driving Licence
6 4 (1.60%) Handset
7 3 (1.20%) Blackberry
7 3 (1.20%) Data Protection Act
7 3 (1.20%) Virtual Team
8 2 (0.80%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.40%) Blog
9 1 (0.40%) CESG
9 1 (0.40%) Cyberattack
9 1 (0.40%) Cyberthreat
9 1 (0.40%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.40%) Freedom of Information
9 1 (0.40%) PKI
9 1 (0.40%) Smartphone
9 1 (0.40%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 21 (8.40%) Windows
2 13 (5.20%) Windows 10
3 4 (1.60%) Apple iOS
3 4 (1.60%) Windows 7
4 2 (0.80%) Unix
5 1 (0.40%) Linux
5 1 (0.40%) Mac OS
5 1 (0.40%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (14.00%) Migration
2 34 (13.60%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (12.00%) ITIL
4 25 (10.00%) Project Management
5 22 (8.80%) Business Intelligence
6 18 (7.20%) PRINCE2
7 17 (6.80%) Project Delivery
8 16 (6.40%) Service Delivery
9 15 (6.00%) Data Migration
9 15 (6.00%) Data Protection
9 15 (6.00%) Problem-Solving
10 14 (5.60%) CAD
10 14 (5.60%) Programme Management
11 13 (5.20%) Data Management
11 13 (5.20%) Stakeholder Engagement
12 12 (4.80%) Asset Management
12 12 (4.80%) CRM
12 12 (4.80%) Decision-Making
12 12 (4.80%) Service Design
12 12 (4.80%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 24 (9.60%) SQL
2 9 (3.60%) Python
3 8 (3.20%) JavaScript
4 7 (2.80%) Java
5 2 (0.80%) Apex Code
5 2 (0.80%) VBA
6 1 (0.40%) ABAP
6 1 (0.40%) C#
6 1 (0.40%) PHP
6 1 (0.40%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.40%) R
Qualifications
1 25 (10.00%) Security Cleared
2 12 (4.80%) SC Cleared
3 10 (4.00%) Degree
4 9 (3.60%) ITIL Certification
5 7 (2.80%) BPSS Clearance
6 6 (2.40%) DBS Check
6 6 (2.40%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 4 (1.60%) CCNA
7 4 (1.60%) CCNP
7 4 (1.60%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (1.20%) CISSP
8 3 (1.20%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.80%) CCAB
9 2 (0.80%) CESG Certified Professional
9 2 (0.80%) CIMA
9 2 (0.80%) CIPFA
9 2 (0.80%) CISM
9 2 (0.80%) MySQL Certification
9 2 (0.80%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (0.40%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (4.40%) GDPR
2 9 (3.60%) Data Quality
3 8 (3.20%) Disclosure Scotland
3 8 (3.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (2.80%) PMO
5 4 (1.60%) QA
6 2 (0.80%) COBIT
6 2 (0.80%) NCSC
6 2 (0.80%) RMADS
7 1 (0.40%) IFRS
7 1 (0.40%) ISO 22301
7 1 (0.40%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.40%) NIST
7 1 (0.40%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.40%) SLA
7 1 (0.40%) WCAG
System Software
1 11 (4.40%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 15 (6.00%) SCCM
2 5 (2.00%) Terraform
3 2 (0.80%) SCOM
3 2 (0.80%) Single Sign-On
4 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 37 (14.80%) Microsoft
2 18 (7.20%) Oracle
3 15 (6.00%) Northgate
4 10 (4.00%) Cisco
5 7 (2.80%) SAP
6 5 (2.00%) Liquidlogic
6 5 (2.00%) Sitecore
7 4 (1.60%) Citrix
7 4 (1.60%) Google
8 3 (1.20%) Ivanti
9 2 (0.80%) Capita
9 2 (0.80%) Dell
9 2 (0.80%) Proofpoint
9 2 (0.80%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (0.80%) SolarWinds
10 1 (0.40%) Aareon
10 1 (0.40%) OpenText
10 1 (0.40%) Orchard
10 1 (0.40%) UiPath
10 1 (0.40%) VMware