Period
to 18 August 2017

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 18 August 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
6 months to
18 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 567 588 514
Rank change year-on-year +21 -74 -20
Contract jobs citing Local Government 291 312 408
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.30% 0.29% 0.36%
As % of the General category 0.77% 0.78% 0.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 202 225 222
UK median daily rate £400 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% - -6.67%
10th Percentile £225 £200 £213
90th Percentile £624 £506 £499
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £325 £363
% change year-on-year +23.08% -10.34% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 27 68
UK median hourly rate £18.26 £22.45 £21.11
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.66% +6.35% -24.27%
10th Percentile £14.10 £14.72 £12.80
90th Percentile £25.00 £37.50 £44.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.26 £22.45 £21.25
% change year-on-year -18.66% +5.65% -32.66%

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 37979 39903 44645
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 39.39% 36.73% 39.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 24949 26510 28196
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
10th Percentile £283 £263 £263
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 840 955 1153
UK median hourly rate £25.75 £24.00 £22.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.29% +5.12% +1.47%
10th Percentile £11.75 £11.22 £10.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.50 £49.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £25.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year +10.00% -9.09% +10.00%

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 18 August 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 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 18 August 2017. 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 +19 266 £400 +14.29% 24
UK excluding London +66 218 £400 +23.08% 19
London -20 70 £400 +14.29% 6
East of England 0 54 £500 +85.19% 3
North of England +49 53 £295 -9.23% 5
North West +8 41 £295 -9.23% 1
Midlands +38 31 £372 -7.13% 3
South West +34 29 £400 +6.67%
South East 0 29 £470 +34.29% 7
West Midlands +53 21 £325 -18.75% 3
Scotland +46 21 £638 - 1
Yorkshire +31 9 £225 -23.73% 2
East Midlands -10 8 £525 +27.27%
North East +55 3 £625 +177.78% 2
Wales -6 1 £450 +114.29%

For the 6 months to 18 August 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 68 (23.37%) Finance
2 63 (21.65%) Microsoft
3 51 (17.53%) Agile Software Development
4 47 (16.15%) Project Management
5 44 (15.12%) Migration
6 41 (14.09%) SQL
7 39 (13.40%) Windows
8 35 (12.03%) SQL Server
9 31 (10.65%) PRINCE2
10 30 (10.31%) Dynamics 365
11 29 (9.97%) ERP
11 29 (9.97%) Active Directory
12 28 (9.62%) Business Intelligence
12 28 (9.62%) CRM
13 27 (9.28%) ITIL
14 25 (8.59%) Microsoft Azure
15 24 (8.25%) Oracle
15 24 (8.25%) Citrix
16 23 (7.90%) Unit4 Business World
16 23 (7.90%) Security Cleared
17 22 (7.56%) Business Analysis
17 22 (7.56%) Change Management
17 22 (7.56%) Office 365
18 21 (7.22%) SDLC
19 19 (6.53%) Workflow
20 18 (6.19%) Stakeholder Management
20 18 (6.19%) Dynamics CRM
20 18 (6.19%) Dynamics AX
21 17 (5.84%) Data Migration
21 17 (5.84%) MS Exchange

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 (5.84%) MS Exchange
2 15 (5.15%) Skype for Business
3 14 (4.81%) SharePoint
4 7 (2.41%) Exchange Server 2003
5 6 (2.06%) IIS
6 5 (1.72%) CMS
6 5 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2007
6 5 (1.72%) SharePoint 2013
7 4 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (1.03%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 3 (1.03%) WebLogic
9 2 (0.69%) Confluence
10 1 (0.34%) Apache
10 1 (0.34%) ArcGIS
10 1 (0.34%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2000
10 1 (0.34%) Oracle Workflow
10 1 (0.34%) WordPress
Applications
1 10 (3.44%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (2.75%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (1.37%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (1.03%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.69%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.34%) SPSS
6 1 (0.34%) Stata
Business Applications
1 23 (7.90%) Unit4 Business World
2 18 (6.19%) Dynamics AX
2 18 (6.19%) Dynamics CRM
3 10 (3.44%) Oracle EBS
3 10 (3.44%) Payment Gateway
4 7 (2.41%) Oracle EBS R12
5 4 (1.37%) Dynamics NAV
5 4 (1.37%) Northgate Housing
6 3 (1.03%) HFM
7 1 (0.34%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.34%) Oracle Cash Management
7 1 (0.34%) Oracle ERP
7 1 (0.34%) Oracle General Ledger
7 1 (0.34%) Oracle Internet Expenses
7 1 (0.34%) Oracle iProcurement
7 1 (0.34%) Oracle Payables
7 1 (0.34%) Oracle Receivables
7 1 (0.34%) Servitor
Cloud Services
1 30 (10.31%) Dynamics 365
2 25 (8.59%) Microsoft Azure
3 22 (7.56%) Office 365
4 10 (3.44%) IaaS
4 10 (3.44%) PaaS
5 5 (1.72%) OneDrive
6 2 (0.69%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (0.69%) Yammer
7 1 (0.34%) MailChimp
7 1 (0.34%) Sage Pay
7 1 (0.34%) Slack
7 1 (0.34%) Taleo
7 1 (0.34%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 13 (4.47%) SAN
2 11 (3.78%) Firewall
3 10 (3.44%) LAN
3 10 (3.44%) WAN
4 9 (3.09%) Skype
5 7 (2.41%) TCP/IP
6 6 (2.06%) DNS
7 5 (1.72%) DHCP
7 5 (1.72%) Reverse Proxy
8 4 (1.37%) Cisco ASA
8 4 (1.37%) LDAP
8 4 (1.37%) VLAN
8 4 (1.37%) VoIP
8 4 (1.37%) VPN
9 3 (1.03%) DMZ
10 2 (0.69%) NAS
10 2 (0.69%) Network Security
10 2 (0.69%) OSPF
10 2 (0.69%) Wi-Fi
10 2 (0.69%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (12.03%) SQL Server
2 10 (3.44%) Oracle Database
3 8 (2.75%) Oracle Database 11g
4 7 (2.41%) SQL Server 2016
5 6 (2.06%) Data Warehouse
5 6 (2.06%) Oracle BI EE
5 6 (2.06%) Relational Database
5 6 (2.06%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (2.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 5 (1.72%) RDBMS
6 5 (1.72%) SQL Server 2012
7 4 (1.37%) BusinessObjects
7 4 (1.37%) QlikView
7 4 (1.37%) SQL Server 2000
7 4 (1.37%) SQL Server 2005
7 4 (1.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (1.03%) EDRMS
8 3 (1.03%) Essbase
8 3 (1.03%) GIS
8 3 (1.03%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 12 (4.12%) Team Foundation Server
2 11 (3.78%) Visual Studio
3 4 (1.37%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 3 (1.03%) JIRA
4 3 (1.03%) Toad
5 2 (0.69%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.69%) Liquibase
5 2 (0.69%) Oracle APEX
5 2 (0.69%) Spock
6 1 (0.34%) AdminStudio
6 1 (0.34%) MSI
6 1 (0.34%) TestPartner
General
1 68 (23.37%) Finance
2 14 (4.81%) Back Office
3 9 (3.09%) Legal
4 7 (2.41%) Manufacturing
4 7 (2.41%) Telecoms
5 6 (2.06%) Marketing
6 5 (1.72%) Electronics
7 4 (1.37%) General Ledger
7 4 (1.37%) Law
8 3 (1.03%) Front Office
9 2 (0.69%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.69%) Retail
10 1 (0.34%) Automotive
10 1 (0.34%) Banking
10 1 (0.34%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.34%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 45 (15.46%) Analyst
2 38 (13.06%) Consultant
3 34 (11.68%) Project Manager
4 26 (8.93%) Developer
5 25 (8.59%) Programme Manager
6 23 (7.90%) Business Analyst
7 21 (7.22%) Architect
8 15 (5.15%) Senior Manager
9 12 (4.12%) Implementation Consultant
10 11 (3.78%) Business Consultant
10 11 (3.78%) Technical Manager
11 10 (3.44%) DBA
11 10 (3.44%) ICT Manager
11 10 (3.44%) Senior Project Manager
12 9 (3.09%) Administrator
12 9 (3.09%) Microsoft Developer
13 8 (2.75%) Technical Programme Manager
14 7 (2.41%) Desktop Support
14 7 (2.41%) Enterprise Architect
14 7 (2.41%) ICT Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (5.50%) .NET
2 14 (4.81%) XML
3 13 (4.47%) HTML
4 7 (2.41%) CSS
5 5 (1.72%) JSON
6 3 (1.03%) Ajax
6 3 (1.03%) AngularJS
6 3 (1.03%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 3 (1.03%) Middleware
6 3 (1.03%) Oracle GoldenGate
6 3 (1.03%) WCF
6 3 (1.03%) Web Services
6 3 (1.03%) XSL
7 2 (0.69%) ActiveMQ
7 2 (0.69%) HTML5
7 2 (0.69%) Oracle Fusion
7 2 (0.69%) RabbitMQ
8 1 (0.34%) CSS3
8 1 (0.34%) KnockoutJS
8 1 (0.34%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 15 (5.15%) Data Centre
2 13 (4.47%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (4.47%) Management Information System
3 10 (3.44%) Clustering
3 10 (3.44%) Data Protection Act
3 10 (3.44%) PKI
4 4 (1.37%) CESG
4 4 (1.37%) User Experience
4 4 (1.37%) Virtual Team
5 3 (1.03%) Blackberry
5 3 (1.03%) Data Structures
5 3 (1.03%) Fat Client
5 3 (1.03%) Handset
5 3 (1.03%) NHS
5 3 (1.03%) Oracle Exalytics
5 3 (1.03%) Thin Client
6 2 (0.69%) Computer Science
6 2 (0.69%) EMC VNX
6 2 (0.69%) iPad
6 2 (0.69%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 39 (13.40%) Windows
2 16 (5.50%) Windows Server
3 14 (4.81%) Windows 7
3 14 (4.81%) Windows Server 2003
4 12 (4.12%) Windows 10
5 11 (3.78%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (2.41%) Solaris
6 7 (2.41%) Unix
7 6 (2.06%) AIX
7 6 (2.06%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.69%) Linux
8 2 (0.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.69%) Windows 2000 Server
8 2 (0.69%) Windows Vista
8 2 (0.69%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.34%) Android
9 1 (0.34%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (17.53%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (16.15%) Project Management
3 44 (15.12%) Migration
4 31 (10.65%) PRINCE2
5 29 (9.97%) ERP
6 28 (9.62%) Business Intelligence
6 28 (9.62%) CRM
7 27 (9.28%) ITIL
8 22 (7.56%) Business Analysis
8 22 (7.56%) Change Management
9 21 (7.22%) SDLC
10 19 (6.53%) Workflow
11 18 (6.19%) Stakeholder Management
12 17 (5.84%) Data Migration
13 16 (5.50%) Data Protection
13 16 (5.50%) Service Delivery
13 16 (5.50%) User Acceptance Testing
14 13 (4.47%) Release Management
14 13 (4.47%) Scrum
14 13 (4.47%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 41 (14.09%) SQL
2 12 (4.12%) JavaScript
3 11 (3.78%) PowerShell
4 8 (2.75%) X++
5 5 (1.72%) C
6 3 (1.03%) PHP
6 3 (1.03%) T-SQL
7 2 (0.69%) C#
7 2 (0.69%) Groovy
7 2 (0.69%) PL/SQL
7 2 (0.69%) VBA
7 2 (0.69%) VBScript
8 1 (0.34%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
8 1 (0.34%) Java
8 1 (0.34%) R
Qualifications
1 23 (7.90%) Security Cleared
2 16 (5.50%) SC Cleared
3 11 (3.78%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 10 (3.44%) Microsoft Certification
5 9 (3.09%) Degree
6 8 (2.75%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (2.75%) ISEB
7 7 (2.41%) CCNP
8 6 (2.06%) CISSP
8 6 (2.06%) MCSE
9 5 (1.72%) MCP
9 5 (1.72%) MCSA
10 4 (1.37%) CCDP
10 4 (1.37%) CCNA
10 4 (1.37%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 3 (1.03%) CCA
11 3 (1.03%) CCSE
11 3 (1.03%) DV Cleared
11 3 (1.03%) ISTQB
11 3 (1.03%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (4.47%) PMO
2 8 (2.75%) GDPR
2 8 (2.75%) PCI DSS
3 7 (2.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (1.72%) SLA
5 4 (1.37%) QA
6 3 (1.03%) GPG13
6 3 (1.03%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 2 (0.69%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.69%) Disclosure Scotland
7 2 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 1 (0.34%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.34%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 1 (0.34%) ISO 14001
8 1 (0.34%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 29 (9.97%) Active Directory
2 11 (3.78%) XenApp
3 10 (3.44%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (2.75%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 4 (1.37%) Virtual Servers
5 4 (1.37%) vSphere
6 3 (1.03%) NFS
7 2 (0.69%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (0.69%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.34%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.34%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.34%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 16 (5.50%) SCCM
2 14 (4.81%) SCOM
3 11 (3.78%) Opscode Chef
4 8 (2.75%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 7 (2.41%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 4 (1.37%) NetBackup
7 3 (1.03%) Failover Clustering
7 3 (1.03%) Oracle RMAN
7 3 (1.03%) Oracle ZFS
7 3 (1.03%) SmoothWall
7 3 (1.03%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 3 (1.03%) Tivoli
8 2 (0.69%) Ansible
8 2 (0.69%) Consul
8 2 (0.69%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (0.69%) Microsoft Clustering
8 2 (0.69%) Perfmon
8 2 (0.69%) Puppet
8 2 (0.69%) SELinux
9 1 (0.34%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 63 (21.65%) Microsoft
2 24 (8.25%) Citrix
2 24 (8.25%) Oracle
3 15 (5.15%) Cisco
4 13 (4.47%) VMware
5 10 (3.44%) Juniper
6 6 (2.06%) McAfee
6 6 (2.06%) Northgate
6 6 (2.06%) SAP
6 6 (2.06%) Symantec
7 5 (1.72%) CheckPoint
7 5 (1.72%) NetApp
8 4 (1.37%) Capita
8 4 (1.37%) EMC
9 3 (1.03%) CyberArk
9 3 (1.03%) Hyperion
9 3 (1.03%) Informatica
9 3 (1.03%) Palo Alto
9 3 (1.03%) RedGate
9 3 (1.03%) Sophos