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 3 months to 28 May 2017 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
3 months to
28 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 438 513 462
Rank change year-on-year +75 -51  
Contract jobs citing Local Government 158 148 197
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.35% 0.27% 0.36%
As % of the General category 0.90% 0.73% 0.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 114 107
Median daily rate £400 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.28% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £206 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £325 £350
% change year-on-year +23.07% -7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 15 33
Median hourly rate £18.68 £22.45 £21.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.79% +5.64%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.62 £15.00 £14.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.87 £32.80 £44.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.47 £22.40 £35.00
% change year-on-year -17.54% -36.00%  

Local Government is in the common skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills.

General Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 17470 20164 21561
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 39.02% 36.97% 39.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 11405 13428 13548
Median daily rate £475 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +2.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £615
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.75% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 432 466 540
Median hourly rate £26.82 £25.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.26% +11.11%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £11.50 £10.44
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £46.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £27.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year +11.11% +12.50%  

Local Government
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Local Government as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the General category.

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 3 months to 28 May 2017.

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
Top 30 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 3 months to 28 May 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +43 141 £400 +14.28% 31
East of England +18 32 £500 +257.14% 1
London +14 32 £386 +10.35% 8
North West +19 28 £295 -9.23% 4
Cheshire +36 20 £295 -1.66%
Essex +9 19 £525 -
Chester +24 17 £288 -5.73%
South East +24 17 £500 +37.93% 5
Edinburgh - 15 £650 -
Scotland - 15 £650 -
Hampshire +12 14 £500 +42.85% 3
South West +18 11 £400 +6.66% 1
West Midlands +29 10 £400 +25.49% 5
Exeter - 10 £400 -
Chelmsford - 10 £563 -
Devon - 10 £400 -
Manchester +6 8 £463 +2.77% 4
Cambridgeshire +11 6 £375 +212.50%
East Midlands -2 6 £525 +31.25% 2
Yorkshire +22 4 £165 -54.79% 4
Portsmouth +5 4 £500 -
Berkshire +29 3 - - 2
South Yorkshire +5 3 £165 -54.79%
Hertfordshire +2 3 £550 +279.31%
Norfolk +2 3 £135 +25.70%
Peterborough - 3 £388 -
Winchester - 3 £450 - 1
Welwyn Garden City - 3 £550 -
Warwickshire - 3 £450 -
Cambridge +7 2 - -

For the 6 months to 28 May 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Local Government also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Local Government.

1 67 (23.51%) Microsoft
2 58 (20.35%) Finance
3 46 (16.14%) Project Management
4 45 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
5 43 (15.09%) Windows
6 40 (14.04%) Migration
7 35 (12.28%) ITIL
8 34 (11.93%) PRINCE2
9 30 (10.53%) Active Directory
10 29 (10.18%) SQL
11 28 (9.82%) SQL Server
11 28 (9.82%) CRM
11 28 (9.82%) ERP
12 25 (8.77%) Business Intelligence
12 25 (8.77%) Microsoft Azure
13 24 (8.42%) Cisco
14 23 (8.07%) Office 365
15 22 (7.72%) Oracle
15 22 (7.72%) Business Analysis
16 21 (7.37%) Security Cleared
16 21 (7.37%) Unit4 Business World
16 21 (7.37%) SDLC
17 20 (7.02%) Dynamics 365
17 20 (7.02%) Change Management
17 20 (7.02%) Stakeholder Management
18 19 (6.67%) Citrix
19 18 (6.32%) Workflow
19 18 (6.32%) User Acceptance Testing
19 18 (6.32%) Data Migration
19 18 (6.32%) Dynamics CRM

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 (5.96%) SharePoint
2 13 (4.56%) Skype for Business
3 10 (3.51%) MS Exchange
4 6 (2.11%) IIS
4 6 (2.11%) SharePoint 2013
5 5 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2007
6 4 (1.40%) CMS
6 4 (1.40%) Exchange Server 2003
6 4 (1.40%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (1.05%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (0.70%) Alfresco
8 2 (0.70%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (0.70%) Confluence
8 2 (0.70%) Drupal
8 2 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2000
9 1 (0.35%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.35%) WordPress
Applications
1 12 (4.21%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (3.51%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (1.40%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (1.05%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (1.05%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.05%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 21 (7.37%) Unit4 Business World
2 18 (6.32%) Dynamics CRM
3 10 (3.51%) Payment Gateway
4 9 (3.16%) Dynamics AX
5 8 (2.81%) Oracle EBS
6 4 (1.40%) Dynamics NAV
6 4 (1.40%) Oracle EBS R12
7 2 (0.70%) HFM
7 2 (0.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 1 (0.35%) Infor M3
8 1 (0.35%) Northgate Housing
8 1 (0.35%) Oracle ERP
8 1 (0.35%) ResourceLink
8 1 (0.35%) SAP HR
8 1 (0.35%) Servitor
Cloud Services
1 25 (8.77%) Microsoft Azure
2 23 (8.07%) Office 365
3 20 (7.02%) Dynamics 365
4 10 (3.51%) IaaS
4 10 (3.51%) PaaS
5 3 (1.05%) OneDrive
6 1 (0.35%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (0.35%) GitHub
6 1 (0.35%) MailChimp
6 1 (0.35%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 17 (5.96%) Firewall
2 14 (4.91%) SAN
3 13 (4.56%) LAN
4 12 (4.21%) WAN
5 9 (3.16%) Skype
6 7 (2.46%) TCP/IP
7 6 (2.11%) Cisco ASA
8 5 (1.75%) Reverse Proxy
8 5 (1.75%) VLAN
8 5 (1.75%) VPN
9 4 (1.40%) DHCP
9 4 (1.40%) Internet
9 4 (1.40%) LDAP
9 4 (1.40%) Wi-Fi
9 4 (1.40%) Wireless
10 3 (1.05%) DMZ
10 3 (1.05%) DNS
10 3 (1.05%) Intranet
10 3 (1.05%) NAS
10 3 (1.05%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (9.82%) SQL Server
2 10 (3.51%) Oracle Database
2 10 (3.51%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (3.16%) Data Warehouse
3 9 (3.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 8 (2.81%) Oracle Database 11g
5 6 (2.11%) SQL Server 2012
5 6 (2.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (1.75%) SQL Server 2016
7 4 (1.40%) SQL Server 2005
7 4 (1.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 3 (1.05%) GIS
8 3 (1.05%) MySQL
8 3 (1.05%) Oracle BI EE
8 3 (1.05%) QlikView
9 2 (0.70%) BusinessObjects
9 2 (0.70%) Data Mining
9 2 (0.70%) Essbase
9 2 (0.70%) Oracle9i Database
9 2 (0.70%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (1.75%) JIRA
2 4 (1.40%) Git (software)
3 3 (1.05%) Visual Studio
4 2 (0.70%) Selenium
4 2 (0.70%) Spock
4 2 (0.70%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 2 (0.70%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.35%) AdminStudio
5 1 (0.35%) Bitbucket
5 1 (0.35%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.35%) MSI
5 1 (0.35%) MSTest
5 1 (0.35%) NUnit
5 1 (0.35%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (0.35%) TestPartner
5 1 (0.35%) webpack
General
1 58 (20.35%) Finance
2 9 (3.16%) Back Office
3 6 (2.11%) Legal
4 4 (1.40%) General Ledger
4 4 (1.40%) Marketing
4 4 (1.40%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.05%) Law
5 3 (1.05%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.70%) Banking
6 2 (0.70%) Electronics
7 1 (0.35%) Advertising
7 1 (0.35%) Billing
7 1 (0.35%) French Language
7 1 (0.35%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.35%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 40 (14.04%) Project Manager
2 37 (12.98%) Analyst
3 35 (12.28%) Consultant
4 28 (9.82%) Architect
5 23 (8.07%) Developer
6 20 (7.02%) Programme Manager
7 17 (5.96%) Senior Manager
8 16 (5.61%) Business Analyst
9 13 (4.56%) DBA
10 12 (4.21%) Implementation Consultant
11 11 (3.86%) Enterprise Architect
11 11 (3.86%) ICT Manager
12 10 (3.51%) ICT Project Manager
12 10 (3.51%) IT Manager
12 10 (3.51%) Senior Project Manager
13 9 (3.16%) Administrator
13 9 (3.16%) Business Consultant
13 9 (3.16%) Procurement Consultant
13 9 (3.16%) SQL DBA
13 9 (3.16%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (4.56%) HTML
2 12 (4.21%) CSS
3 9 (3.16%) .NET
4 8 (2.81%) Web Services
4 8 (2.81%) XML
5 5 (1.75%) HTML5
6 4 (1.40%) AngularJS
6 4 (1.40%) Middleware
7 3 (1.05%) ASP.NET
7 3 (1.05%) Entity Framework
7 3 (1.05%) WCF
8 2 (0.70%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (0.70%) ASP.NET Web API
8 2 (0.70%) CSS3
8 2 (0.70%) JSON
8 2 (0.70%) KnockoutJS
8 2 (0.70%) MDX
8 2 (0.70%) Oracle GoldenGate
8 2 (0.70%) RabbitMQ
8 2 (0.70%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 17 (5.96%) Management Information System
2 16 (5.61%) Data Centre
3 11 (3.86%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (3.51%) Data Protection Act
5 9 (3.16%) Clustering
6 7 (2.46%) PKI
7 5 (1.75%) Freedom of Information
7 5 (1.75%) NHS
8 4 (1.40%) Blackberry
8 4 (1.40%) CESG
8 4 (1.40%) Computer Science
8 4 (1.40%) Fat Client
8 4 (1.40%) Thin Client
9 3 (1.05%) Data Structures
9 3 (1.05%) EMC VMAX
9 3 (1.05%) EMC VNX
9 3 (1.05%) IVR
9 3 (1.05%) Smartphone
9 3 (1.05%) VxBlock/Vblock
10 2 (0.70%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 43 (15.09%) Windows
2 18 (6.32%) Windows Server
3 15 (5.26%) Windows 7
4 14 (4.91%) Windows Server 2003
4 14 (4.91%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (4.56%) Windows 10
6 8 (2.81%) AIX
6 8 (2.81%) Unix
6 8 (2.81%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (2.11%) Linux
8 4 (1.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (1.40%) Solaris
8 4 (1.40%) Windows 8
9 3 (1.05%) Android
9 3 (1.05%) Windows XP
10 2 (0.70%) Apple iOS
10 2 (0.70%) Windows 2000 Server
10 2 (0.70%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.35%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.35%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (16.14%) Project Management
2 45 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
3 40 (14.04%) Migration
4 35 (12.28%) ITIL
5 34 (11.93%) PRINCE2
6 28 (9.82%) CRM
6 28 (9.82%) ERP
7 25 (8.77%) Business Intelligence
8 22 (7.72%) Business Analysis
9 21 (7.37%) SDLC
10 20 (7.02%) Change Management
10 20 (7.02%) Stakeholder Management
11 18 (6.32%) Data Migration
11 18 (6.32%) User Acceptance Testing
11 18 (6.32%) Workflow
12 16 (5.61%) Service Delivery
13 15 (5.26%) Data Protection
14 13 (4.56%) Digital Transformation Programme
14 13 (4.56%) Integration Testing
14 13 (4.56%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 29 (10.18%) SQL
2 15 (5.26%) JavaScript
3 12 (4.21%) PowerShell
4 8 (2.81%) C#
5 6 (2.11%) T-SQL
6 4 (1.40%) PHP
7 2 (0.70%) C
7 2 (0.70%) Groovy
7 2 (0.70%) Java
7 2 (0.70%) VBScript
8 1 (0.35%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
8 1 (0.35%) PHP 5
Qualifications
1 21 (7.37%) Security Cleared
2 17 (5.96%) SC Cleared
3 13 (4.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 11 (3.86%) Cisco Certification
5 10 (3.51%) CCNP
6 9 (3.16%) Degree
6 9 (3.16%) ISEB
7 6 (2.11%) CISSP
8 5 (1.75%) CCNA
8 5 (1.75%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (1.40%) CCDP
9 4 (1.40%) CCIE
9 4 (1.40%) DV Cleared
9 4 (1.40%) ISTQB
9 4 (1.40%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 3 (1.05%) CCSE
10 3 (1.05%) MCP
10 3 (1.05%) MCSE
11 2 (0.70%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (0.70%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.51%) PMO
2 7 (2.46%) GDPR
2 7 (2.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (2.11%) SLA
4 5 (1.75%) PCI DSS
4 5 (1.75%) QA
5 3 (1.05%) GPG13
5 3 (1.05%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 2 (0.70%) ISO 14001
6 2 (0.70%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 27002
6 2 (0.70%) WCAG
7 1 (0.35%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.35%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 1 (0.35%) Data Quality
System Software
1 30 (10.53%) Active Directory
2 11 (3.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (2.81%) vSphere
4 6 (2.11%) XenApp
5 5 (1.75%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 4 (1.40%) Virtual Servers
7 3 (1.05%) NFS
8 2 (0.70%) Oracle RAC
8 2 (0.70%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 2 (0.70%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.35%) BitLocker
9 1 (0.35%) Hyper-V
9 1 (0.35%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.35%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.35%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.35%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 13 (4.56%) SCCM
2 11 (3.86%) Opscode Chef
3 9 (3.16%) SCOM
4 8 (2.81%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 6 (2.11%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 3 (1.05%) Failover Clustering
6 3 (1.05%) Oracle RMAN
6 3 (1.05%) Oracle ZFS
6 3 (1.05%) SmoothWall
6 3 (1.05%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 3 (1.05%) Tivoli
7 2 (0.70%) Ansible
7 2 (0.70%) Consul
7 2 (0.70%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
7 2 (0.70%) McAfee ePO
7 2 (0.70%) Microsoft Clustering
7 2 (0.70%) NetBackup
7 2 (0.70%) Perfmon
7 2 (0.70%) Puppet
7 2 (0.70%) SELinux
Vendors
1 67 (23.51%) Microsoft
2 24 (8.42%) Cisco
3 22 (7.72%) Oracle
4 19 (6.67%) Citrix
5 15 (5.26%) VMware
6 10 (3.51%) Juniper
7 8 (2.81%) SAP
8 7 (2.46%) LANDesk
8 7 (2.46%) McAfee
8 7 (2.46%) Symantec
9 5 (1.75%) CheckPoint
9 5 (1.75%) EMC
9 5 (1.75%) IBM
9 5 (1.75%) NetApp
9 5 (1.75%) Palo Alto
10 4 (1.40%) Red Hat
10 4 (1.40%) Sophos
11 3 (1.05%) CyberArk
11 3 (1.05%) Mitel
11 3 (1.05%) Northgate
East London
IQ Public Sector
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Cyber Team
Rate: From £425 to £475 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
North West London
London Borough of Camden
Rate: From £38,854 to £45,069 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
West Midlands
Square One Resources
Rate: Unspecified Market Rates
Posted: 3 days ago
West Midlands
Square One Resources
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 3 days ago
Stafford, Staffordshire
Venn Group
Rate: £300 - £350 Per Day
Posted: 5 days ago