Period
to 23 February 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 23 February 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
23 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 624 568 534
Rank change year-on-year -56 -34 -24
Contract jobs citing Local Government 254 286 364
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.25% 0.30% 0.34%
As % of the General category 0.66% 0.81% 0.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 154 191 235
UK median daily rate £411 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.81% +14.29% -12.50%
10th Percentile £263 £206 £214
90th Percentile £596 £588 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £400 £356
% change year-on-year -1.88% +12.28% -10.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 39 58
UK median hourly rate £18.31 £19.88 £22.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.89% -10.57% +4.76%
10th Percentile £14.10 £11.89 £14.32
90th Percentile £33.75 £29.29 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.22 £18.93 £22.54
% change year-on-year -14.32% -16.04% +23.07%

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 38,769 35,330 42,292
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 38.22% 36.81% 39.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 25,555 23,319 27,000
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £428
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.26% +0.59%
10th Percentile £280 £263 £263
90th Percentile £675 £638 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.13% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 899 901 1,116
UK median hourly rate £26.00 £25.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.00% -9.09% +21.76%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.32 £12.00
90th Percentile £49.42 £47.83 £49.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £25.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year +8.00% -9.09% +7.84%

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 23 February 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 23 February 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 23 February 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 -53 231 £400 +0.63% 79
UK excluding London -52 146 £393 -1.88% 67
London -23 107 £425 +21.43% 13
North of England +34 55 £333 -16.88% 21
North West +6 38 £280 -30.00% 8
Midlands -11 25 £443 +22.07% 19
South East -29 24 £468 +3.89% 11
Yorkshire +8 17 £413 +55.66% 12
East Midlands +9 16 £500 +5.26% 13
Scotland -10 15 £500 -13.04% 1
South West +9 10 £350 +40.00% 2
East of England -19 10 £300 -14.29% 13
West Midlands -16 9 £320 -7.25% 6
Wales +3 7 £213 -61.36%

For the 6 months to 23 February 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 43 (16.93%) Microsoft
1 43 (16.93%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (14.57%) PRINCE2
3 34 (13.39%) Project Management
4 33 (12.99%) ITIL
5 30 (11.81%) Finance
6 28 (11.02%) Office 365
7 27 (10.63%) Stakeholder Management
8 24 (9.45%) Windows
9 21 (8.27%) Migration
9 21 (8.27%) Information Governance
10 18 (7.09%) Microsoft Azure
10 18 (7.09%) Degree
10 18 (7.09%) SQL
10 18 (7.09%) ERP
10 18 (7.09%) Active Directory
11 17 (6.69%) SCCM
11 17 (6.69%) Security Cleared
11 17 (6.69%) Data Centre
12 16 (6.30%) GDPR
12 16 (6.30%) Digital Transformation Programme
12 16 (6.30%) Citrix
12 16 (6.30%) CRM
12 16 (6.30%) Service Delivery
12 16 (6.30%) Change Management
12 16 (6.30%) VMware
13 15 (5.91%) SQL Server
14 14 (5.51%) Risk Management
14 14 (5.51%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 14 (5.51%) User Experience

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 10 (3.94%) SharePoint
2 9 (3.54%) CMS
2 9 (3.54%) MS Exchange
2 9 (3.54%) Skype for Business
3 5 (1.97%) WordPress
4 4 (1.57%) IIS
4 4 (1.57%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 4 (1.57%) Sitecore CMS
5 3 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (1.18%) OpenStack
6 2 (0.79%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (0.79%) Cloud Foundry
6 2 (0.79%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.39%) Drupal
7 1 (0.39%) Jetty
7 1 (0.39%) Umbraco
7 1 (0.39%) WildFly
Applications
1 9 (3.54%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (3.15%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.39%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.39%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.39%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 9 (3.54%) Unit4 Business World
2 6 (2.36%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.39%) Oracle Cash Management
3 1 (0.39%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.39%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.39%) Oracle E-Business Tax
3 1 (0.39%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.39%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (0.39%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
Cloud Services
1 28 (11.02%) Office 365
2 18 (7.09%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (4.72%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (2.36%) Dynamics 365
5 5 (1.97%) Rackspace Cloud
6 2 (0.79%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.79%) IaaS
6 2 (0.79%) PaaS
6 2 (0.79%) SaaS
7 1 (0.39%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.39%) Amazon ELB
7 1 (0.39%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.39%) GitHub
7 1 (0.39%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.39%) iPaaS
7 1 (0.39%) OneDrive
7 1 (0.39%) Route 53
7 1 (0.39%) SuccessFactors
7 1 (0.39%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 12 (4.72%) Firewall
2 9 (3.54%) ATM
3 8 (3.15%) LAN
3 8 (3.15%) WAN
4 7 (2.76%) DHCP
4 7 (2.76%) DNS
4 7 (2.76%) SMS
5 6 (2.36%) Reverse Proxy
5 6 (2.36%) SAN
6 5 (1.97%) Cisco Nexus
6 5 (1.97%) VPN
7 4 (1.57%) Internet
7 4 (1.57%) TCP/IP
8 3 (1.18%) BIG-IP
8 3 (1.18%) Intranet
8 3 (1.18%) Network Security
8 3 (1.18%) Skype
9 2 (0.79%) MPLS
9 2 (0.79%) NAS
9 2 (0.79%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (5.91%) SQL Server
2 8 (3.15%) PostgreSQL
3 6 (2.36%) Relational Database
4 5 (1.97%) GIS
5 4 (1.57%) Amazon QuickSight
5 4 (1.57%) EDRMS
5 4 (1.57%) RDBMS
6 3 (1.18%) QGIS
6 3 (1.18%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (0.79%) MongoDB
7 2 (0.79%) MySQL
7 2 (0.79%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.79%) SQL Server 2016
8 1 (0.39%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.39%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.39%) Event Store
8 1 (0.39%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.39%) Power BI
8 1 (0.39%) Qlik Sense
8 1 (0.39%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 4 (1.57%) Jenkins
2 3 (1.18%) Git (software)
2 3 (1.18%) Visual Studio
3 2 (0.79%) Artifactory
3 2 (0.79%) JIRA
3 2 (0.79%) Maven
3 2 (0.79%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.79%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (0.39%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (0.39%) Bitbucket
4 1 (0.39%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.39%) Gerrit
4 1 (0.39%) GitLab
4 1 (0.39%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (0.39%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (0.39%) Subversion
General
1 30 (11.81%) Finance
2 11 (4.33%) Legal
3 9 (3.54%) Back Office
4 7 (2.76%) Law
5 4 (1.57%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.18%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.79%) Banking
7 2 (0.79%) Electronics
7 2 (0.79%) Marketing
8 1 (0.39%) Front Office
8 1 (0.39%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.39%) Military
8 1 (0.39%) Retail
Job Titles
1 47 (18.50%) Architect
2 44 (17.32%) Project Manager
3 28 (11.02%) Analyst
4 16 (6.30%) Business Analyst
4 16 (6.30%) Solutions Architect
5 14 (5.51%) Enterprise Architect
5 14 (5.51%) Programme Manager
6 13 (5.12%) Developer
7 12 (4.72%) Consultant
8 8 (3.15%) ICT Manager
8 8 (3.15%) Server Engineer
9 7 (2.76%) Designer
9 7 (2.76%) Head of Projects
9 7 (2.76%) Technical Architect
10 6 (2.36%) Coordinator
10 6 (2.36%) ICT Project Manager
10 6 (2.36%) Programme Planner
10 6 (2.36%) Project Coordinator
11 5 (1.97%) Digital Designer
11 5 (1.97%) WordPress Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (3.54%) CSS
1 9 (3.54%) HTML
2 6 (2.36%) Web Services
3 5 (1.97%) HTML5
4 3 (1.18%) AngularJS
4 3 (1.18%) jQuery
4 3 (1.18%) Middleware
4 3 (1.18%) REST
4 3 (1.18%) XML
5 2 (0.79%) .NET
5 2 (0.79%) CGI
5 2 (0.79%) JSON
5 2 (0.79%) SOAP
5 2 (0.79%) Spring
5 2 (0.79%) XHTML
6 1 (0.39%) LDAP
6 1 (0.39%) Natural Language Processing
6 1 (0.39%) Sass
6 1 (0.39%) Spring MVC
6 1 (0.39%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 17 (6.69%) Data Centre
2 14 (5.51%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (5.51%) User Experience
3 11 (4.33%) Management Information System
4 9 (3.54%) CCTV
5 8 (3.15%) PKI
6 7 (2.76%) Data Protection Act
7 5 (1.97%) Freedom of Information
7 5 (1.97%) Freedom of Information Act
8 4 (1.57%) Clustering
8 4 (1.57%) Data Structures
9 3 (1.18%) LLPG
10 2 (0.79%) CESG
10 2 (0.79%) Computer Science
10 2 (0.79%) EMC VMAX
10 2 (0.79%) EMC VNX
10 2 (0.79%) Greenfield Project
10 2 (0.79%) Mainframe
10 2 (0.79%) Social Media
10 2 (0.79%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 24 (9.45%) Windows
2 12 (4.72%) Linux
2 12 (4.72%) Windows Server
3 9 (3.54%) Windows 7
3 9 (3.54%) Windows Server 2003
4 8 (3.15%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (2.36%) Windows 10
6 5 (1.97%) Unix
7 4 (1.57%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (1.18%) AIX
9 2 (0.79%) Android
9 2 (0.79%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.79%) MVS
10 1 (0.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.39%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (16.93%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (14.57%) PRINCE2
3 34 (13.39%) Project Management
4 33 (12.99%) ITIL
5 27 (10.63%) Stakeholder Management
6 21 (8.27%) Information Governance
6 21 (8.27%) Migration
7 18 (7.09%) ERP
8 16 (6.30%) Change Management
8 16 (6.30%) CRM
8 16 (6.30%) Digital Transformation Programme
8 16 (6.30%) Service Delivery
9 14 (5.51%) Risk Management
10 12 (4.72%) Business Transformation
10 12 (4.72%) Customer-Centricity
10 12 (4.72%) Data Protection
10 12 (4.72%) IT Strategy
10 12 (4.72%) ITSM
10 12 (4.72%) TOGAF
11 11 (4.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 18 (7.09%) SQL
2 12 (4.72%) Java
3 6 (2.36%) JavaScript
3 6 (2.36%) PHP
4 4 (1.57%) C
4 4 (1.57%) VBA
5 3 (1.18%) PowerShell
6 2 (0.79%) Python
7 1 (0.39%) MATLAB
7 1 (0.39%) Perl
7 1 (0.39%) R
7 1 (0.39%) Ruby
7 1 (0.39%) Scala
7 1 (0.39%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.39%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 18 (7.09%) Degree
2 17 (6.69%) Security Cleared
3 14 (5.51%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 9 (3.54%) SC Cleared
5 8 (3.15%) CISSP
5 8 (3.15%) Microsoft Certification
6 7 (2.76%) BPSS Clearance
7 6 (2.36%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (1.97%) MCSE
9 4 (1.57%) CCNP
9 4 (1.57%) DV Cleared
10 3 (1.18%) CCIE
10 3 (1.18%) CCNA
10 3 (1.18%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 3 (1.18%) MCITP
10 3 (1.18%) MCSA
10 3 (1.18%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 2 (0.79%) CLAS
11 2 (0.79%) ISEB
11 2 (0.79%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (6.30%) GDPR
2 6 (2.36%) Data Quality
3 5 (1.97%) QA
4 4 (1.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (1.18%) BS7666
6 2 (0.79%) COBIT
6 2 (0.79%) Cyber Essentials
6 2 (0.79%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 2 (0.79%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.79%) PMO
7 1 (0.39%) Actionable Recommendations
7 1 (0.39%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.39%) PSD2
7 1 (0.39%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (7.09%) Active Directory
2 8 (3.15%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (3.15%) vSphere
2 8 (3.15%) XenApp
3 6 (2.36%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 3 (1.18%) Docker
4 3 (1.18%) Hyper-V
4 3 (1.18%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (1.18%) ProxySG
5 2 (0.79%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.79%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.39%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 17 (6.69%) SCCM
2 10 (3.94%) SCOM
3 9 (3.54%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 6 (2.36%) NetBackup
5 4 (1.57%) WSUS
6 3 (1.18%) Ansible
6 3 (1.18%) Puppet
6 3 (1.18%) SmoothWall
7 2 (0.79%) HP SIM
7 2 (0.79%) McAfee ePO
7 2 (0.79%) Microsoft Clustering
7 2 (0.79%) Microsoft Intune
7 2 (0.79%) Single Sign-On
7 2 (0.79%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 2 (0.79%) vCenter Server
7 2 (0.79%) vMotion
8 1 (0.39%) Cobbler
8 1 (0.39%) EMC NetWorker
8 1 (0.39%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.39%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 43 (16.93%) Microsoft
2 16 (6.30%) Citrix
2 16 (6.30%) VMware
3 13 (5.12%) Cisco
4 11 (4.33%) Oracle
5 6 (2.36%) Capita
6 5 (1.97%) Avaya
6 5 (1.97%) Rackspace
7 4 (1.57%) Northgate
7 4 (1.57%) Sitecore
8 3 (1.18%) Blue Coat
8 3 (1.18%) CheckPoint
8 3 (1.18%) F5
8 3 (1.18%) Juniper
8 3 (1.18%) McAfee
8 3 (1.18%) Palo Alto
8 3 (1.18%) SAP
9 2 (0.79%) Ivanti
9 2 (0.79%) MuleSoft
9 2 (0.79%) Red Hat