Period
to 3 March 2021

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 3 March 2021 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
3 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 330 349 497
Rank change year-on-year +19 +148 +17
Contract jobs citing Local Government 342 447 416
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.71% 0.67% 0.43%
As % of the General category 1.76% 1.79% 1.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 287 338 297
Median daily rate £375 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% -3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £206 £200 £300
90th Percentile £538 £575 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £400 £400
% change year-on-year -12.50% - +3.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 78 47 56
Median hourly rate £21.59 £20.50 £19.59
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.32% +4.63% +15.25%
10th Percentile £17.43 £14.25 £14.15
90th Percentile £26.96 £34.46 £33.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.05 £20.00 £17.43
% change year-on-year +5.25% +14.74% +7.49%

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 19,487 24,919 38,927
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 40.36% 37.22% 39.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,112 16,415 26,058
Median daily rate £498 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.74% - +0.53%
10th Percentile £300 £269 £300
90th Percentile £700 £675 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £435 £430
% change year-on-year -2.30% +1.16% +4.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 702 764 1,005
Median hourly rate £25.00 £20.25 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.49% +1.23% -4.76%
10th Percentile £12.50 £12.46 £11.63
90th Percentile £56.13 £51.25 £48.75
Median hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +12.50% - -4.76%

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 3 March 2021.

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 3 March 2021.

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 3 March 2021. 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 +45 301 £366 -8.50% 156
UK excluding London +83 180 £350 -12.50% 130
London -4 121 £375 -3.23% 30
Work from Home -145 88 £350 -9.68% 34
South East +103 81 £303 -24.38% 29
North of England +57 46 £355 +9.23% 28
North West +30 30 £319 -1.92% 12
Midlands +48 22 £350 -22.22% 31
Yorkshire +44 13 £425 -15.00% 13
West Midlands +35 12 £319 -32.89% 19
Scotland +24 11 £469 +10.29% 3
East Midlands +30 10 £425 -5.56% 12
South West +43 9 £238 -50.00% 22
East of England +44 8 £400 +15.11% 16
North East +33 3 £288 -17.71% 3
Wales +17 3 £475 +5.56% 2

For the 6 months to 3 March 2021, 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.

1 112 (32.75%) Public Sector
2 62 (18.13%) Finance
3 43 (12.57%) Agile Software Development
4 42 (12.28%) Project Management
5 37 (10.82%) ITIL
6 35 (10.23%) Microsoft 365
7 33 (9.65%) Microsoft
8 32 (9.36%) Problem-Solving
9 31 (9.06%) Oracle
10 29 (8.48%) SQL
11 28 (8.19%) Security Cleared
12 27 (7.89%) PRINCE2
13 26 (7.60%) Analytical Skills
14 24 (7.02%) Migration
15 23 (6.73%) Law
15 23 (6.73%) Information Security
15 23 (6.73%) Microsoft Excel
15 23 (6.73%) Service Delivery
15 23 (6.73%) Analytics
16 22 (6.43%) User Acceptance Testing
17 21 (6.14%) Azure
17 21 (6.14%) Stakeholder Engagement
17 21 (6.14%) JavaScript
18 19 (5.56%) HTML
18 19 (5.56%) CSS
18 19 (5.56%) Cybersecurity
19 18 (5.26%) Change Management
19 18 (5.26%) Business Intelligence
19 18 (5.26%) Business Analysis
19 18 (5.26%) Decision-Making

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 17 (4.97%) SharePoint
2 11 (3.22%) Jadu
3 6 (1.75%) CMS
4 5 (1.46%) ArcGIS
5 3 (0.88%) MS Exchange
5 3 (0.88%) SharePoint 2013
5 3 (0.88%) Sitecore CMS
6 2 (0.58%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (0.58%) SAS
6 2 (0.58%) WordPress
7 1 (0.29%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.29%) Blackboard Learn
7 1 (0.29%) Drupal
7 1 (0.29%) IIS
7 1 (0.29%) Moodle
7 1 (0.29%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.29%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.29%) Umbraco
Applications
1 23 (6.73%) Microsoft Excel
2 16 (4.68%) Microsoft Office
3 12 (3.51%) Chatbot
4 9 (2.63%) Microsoft Project
5 6 (1.75%) Spreadsheet
6 5 (1.46%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 1 (0.29%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.29%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 7 (2.05%) Oracle EBS R12
2 3 (0.88%) ContrOCC
2 3 (0.88%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (0.88%) Oracle ERP
2 3 (0.88%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 3 (0.88%) Oracle Receivables
3 2 (0.58%) Infor M3
3 2 (0.58%) Oracle Payables
3 2 (0.58%) Oracle Payroll
4 1 (0.29%) Aareon QL
4 1 (0.29%) iTrent
4 1 (0.29%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.29%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (0.29%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 35 (10.23%) Microsoft 365
2 21 (6.14%) Azure
3 12 (3.51%) Power Platform
4 6 (1.75%) Azure Active Directory
4 6 (1.75%) Google Analytics
5 5 (1.46%) AWS
6 4 (1.17%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (0.88%) OneDrive
7 3 (0.88%) PowerApps
8 2 (0.58%) GitHub
8 2 (0.58%) IaaS
8 2 (0.58%) Logic Apps
8 2 (0.58%) Mimecast
8 2 (0.58%) PaaS
8 2 (0.58%) Power Automate
9 1 (0.29%) Boomi
9 1 (0.29%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (0.29%) SaaS
9 1 (0.29%) Serverless
9 1 (0.29%) ShareGate
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.05%) Firewall
1 7 (2.05%) Intranet
2 3 (0.88%) Cisco IPT
2 3 (0.88%) IP Telephony
3 2 (0.58%) DNS
3 2 (0.58%) LAN
3 2 (0.58%) Unified Communications
4 1 (0.29%) Internet
4 1 (0.29%) MPLS
4 1 (0.29%) NetScaler
4 1 (0.29%) OpenScape
4 1 (0.29%) Skype
4 1 (0.29%) SSL
4 1 (0.29%) WAN
4 1 (0.29%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (0.29%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (4.97%) GIS
2 9 (2.63%) Power BI
3 5 (1.46%) BusinessObjects
3 5 (1.46%) SQL Server
4 4 (1.17%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (1.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (0.88%) Tableau
6 2 (0.58%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.58%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (0.58%) Oracle Database 12c
6 2 (0.58%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.29%) Big Data
7 1 (0.29%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
7 1 (0.29%) EDMS
7 1 (0.29%) EDRMS
7 1 (0.29%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.29%) SAP BW
7 1 (0.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.29%) Tableau Server
Development Applications
1 3 (0.88%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (0.58%) Git (software)
2 2 (0.58%) Oracle APEX
2 2 (0.58%) Postman
2 2 (0.58%) SoapUI
2 2 (0.58%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.29%) Cucumber
3 1 (0.29%) JMeter
3 1 (0.29%) LoadRunner
3 1 (0.29%) Selenium
General
1 112 (32.75%) Public Sector
2 62 (18.13%) Finance
3 23 (6.73%) Law
4 17 (4.97%) Telecoms
5 6 (1.75%) Legal
6 5 (1.46%) Electronics
6 5 (1.46%) Manufacturing
6 5 (1.46%) Marketing
6 5 (1.46%) Police
7 3 (0.88%) Banking
8 2 (0.58%) Billing
9 1 (0.29%) Advertising
9 1 (0.29%) Back Office
9 1 (0.29%) Fire and Rescue
9 1 (0.29%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.29%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 53 (15.50%) Analyst
2 33 (9.65%) Project Manager
3 23 (6.73%) Developer
4 19 (5.56%) Business Analyst
4 19 (5.56%) Consultant
5 15 (4.39%) Architect
5 15 (4.39%) Data Analyst
5 15 (4.39%) Desktop Support
6 14 (4.09%) Support Engineer
7 13 (3.80%) Desktop Engineer
7 13 (3.80%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 12 (3.51%) Delivery Manager
9 11 (3.22%) Solutions Architect
10 10 (2.92%) Technical Architect
11 9 (2.63%) Information Analyst
11 9 (2.63%) Rollout Engineer
11 9 (2.63%) Technical Solutions Architect
12 8 (2.34%) Administrator
12 8 (2.34%) Change Manager
12 8 (2.34%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (5.56%) CSS
1 19 (5.56%) HTML
2 16 (4.68%) Web Services
3 13 (3.80%) JSON
3 13 (3.80%) RESTful
4 11 (3.22%) CSS3
4 11 (3.22%) HTML5
4 11 (3.22%) Twig
5 8 (2.34%) .NET
6 7 (2.05%) Oracle Fusion
7 5 (1.46%) XML
7 5 (1.46%) XSLT
8 4 (1.17%) pytest
8 4 (1.17%) REST
9 2 (0.58%) .NET Framework
9 2 (0.58%) ASP.NET
9 2 (0.58%) Node.js
9 2 (0.58%) SOAP
9 2 (0.58%) WCF
9 2 (0.58%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 26 (7.60%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (4.97%) User Experience
3 15 (4.39%) NHS
3 15 (4.39%) Social Media
4 11 (3.22%) Freedom of Information
5 9 (2.63%) Driving Licence
5 9 (2.63%) Management Information System
6 6 (1.75%) Data Centre
7 3 (0.88%) Handset
7 3 (0.88%) Virtual Team
8 2 (0.58%) Linked Data
8 2 (0.58%) N-Tier
8 2 (0.58%) PKI
8 2 (0.58%) PMI
9 1 (0.29%) CCTV
9 1 (0.29%) Cybercrime
9 1 (0.29%) iPad
9 1 (0.29%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.29%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.29%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 14 (4.09%) Windows
2 12 (3.51%) Windows 10
3 2 (0.58%) Linux
3 2 (0.58%) Unix
4 1 (0.29%) Mac OS
4 1 (0.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.29%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.29%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (12.57%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (12.28%) Project Management
3 37 (10.82%) ITIL
4 32 (9.36%) Problem-Solving
5 27 (7.89%) PRINCE2
6 24 (7.02%) Migration
7 23 (6.73%) Analytics
7 23 (6.73%) Information Security
7 23 (6.73%) Service Delivery
8 22 (6.43%) User Acceptance Testing
9 21 (6.14%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 19 (5.56%) Cybersecurity
11 18 (5.26%) Business Analysis
11 18 (5.26%) Business Intelligence
11 18 (5.26%) Change Management
11 18 (5.26%) Decision-Making
12 16 (4.68%) Change Control
12 16 (4.68%) Programme Management
12 16 (4.68%) Project Delivery
13 15 (4.39%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 29 (8.48%) SQL
2 21 (6.14%) JavaScript
3 14 (4.09%) Python
4 12 (3.51%) PHP
5 6 (1.75%) Java
6 5 (1.46%) C
6 5 (1.46%) C#
7 4 (1.17%) R
8 3 (0.88%) PowerShell
8 3 (0.88%) sed
9 2 (0.58%) PL/SQL
9 2 (0.58%) Ruby
9 2 (0.58%) VBA
10 1 (0.29%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 28 (8.19%) Security Cleared
2 15 (4.39%) DBS Check
2 15 (4.39%) ITIL Certification
3 12 (3.51%) Degree
4 9 (2.63%) SC Cleared
5 7 (2.05%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 5 (1.46%) CISM
6 5 (1.46%) CISSP
6 5 (1.46%) PMP
7 4 (1.17%) CISA
7 4 (1.17%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
7 4 (1.17%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
8 3 (0.88%) CCNA
8 3 (0.88%) CCNP
8 3 (0.88%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (0.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (0.58%) APMP
9 2 (0.58%) PMI Certification
9 2 (0.58%) TOGAF Certification
10 1 (0.29%) MRICS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (4.97%) GDPR
2 16 (4.68%) Disclosure Scotland
3 10 (2.92%) PMO
4 8 (2.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 8 (2.34%) QA
5 5 (1.46%) COBIT
6 4 (1.17%) Data Quality
6 4 (1.17%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.58%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 2 (0.58%) ISO 22301
7 2 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 2 (0.58%) NEBOSH
7 2 (0.58%) SLA
8 1 (0.29%) P3O
8 1 (0.29%) WCAG
System Software
1 7 (2.05%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.29%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 11 (3.22%) SCCM
2 4 (1.17%) Single Sign-On
3 1 (0.29%) AirWatch
3 1 (0.29%) EMC NetWorker
3 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 33 (9.65%) Microsoft
2 31 (9.06%) Oracle
3 9 (2.63%) SAP
4 8 (2.34%) Capita
5 6 (1.75%) Google
6 5 (1.46%) Liquidlogic
6 5 (1.46%) Northgate
7 3 (0.88%) Cisco
7 3 (0.88%) Citrix
7 3 (0.88%) Ivanti
7 3 (0.88%) Sitecore
8 2 (0.58%) Dell
8 2 (0.58%) Proofpoint
9 1 (0.29%) Adobe
9 1 (0.29%) Apple
9 1 (0.29%) EMC
9 1 (0.29%) HP
9 1 (0.29%) OpenText
9 1 (0.29%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.29%) VMware