Period
to 20 October 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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 597 585 549
Rank change year-on-year -12 -36 -25
Contract jobs citing Local Government 291 317 372
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.29% 0.30% 0.33%
As % of the General category 0.73% 0.82% 0.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 193 214 212
UK median daily rate £400 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% - -9.97%
10th Percentile £263 £205 £213
90th Percentile £586 £534 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +14.29% -6.67% -1.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 32 63
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £22.35 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.51% +17.63% -30.91%
10th Percentile £14.22 £13.56 £13.12
90th Percentile £25.77 £35.43 £38.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.93 £19.00
% change year-on-year +5.68% -0.39% -30.91%

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 39675 38638 45835
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.94% 36.35% 40.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 26295 25700 29286
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £280 £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 869 977 1208
UK median hourly rate £26.40 £23.68 £24.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.49% -2.27% +10.14%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.25 £11.34
90th Percentile £48.05 £47.00 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £25.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year +12.00% -3.85% +9.47%

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 20 October 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Local Government over the 6 months to 20 October 2017.

Contractor 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 20 October 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 +33 273 £400 +14.29% 21
UK excluding London +33 188 £400 +14.29% 13
London +5 100 £400 +14.29% 9
North of England +61 50 £280 -17.04% 5
East of England -16 49 £500 +85.19% 1
North West +13 35 £280 -20.00% 2
South East +5 30 £500 +29.03% 5
Midlands +33 24 £400 -12.57% 1
South West +27 20 £363 +11.54%
West Midlands +22 18 £372 -21.79% 1
Yorkshire +30 12 £488 +98.98% 3
Scotland +9 11 £450 -25.00% 1
Wales +4 4 £525 +144.19%
East Midlands 0 4 £500 +17.65%
North East - 3 £625 -

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 63 (21.65%) Agile Software Development
2 56 (19.24%) Microsoft
3 54 (18.56%) Finance
4 52 (17.87%) Project Management
5 47 (16.15%) SQL
6 32 (11.00%) Dynamics 365
7 30 (10.31%) SQL Server
8 29 (9.97%) CRM
9 28 (9.62%) Windows
10 27 (9.28%) Migration
11 25 (8.59%) Stakeholder Management
11 25 (8.59%) PRINCE2
12 24 (8.25%) Change Management
12 24 (8.25%) Microsoft Azure
13 22 (7.56%) Oracle
13 22 (7.56%) Office 365
14 21 (7.22%) ITIL
15 20 (6.87%) Active Directory
16 19 (6.53%) Citrix
16 19 (6.53%) Service Delivery
17 18 (6.19%) Scrum
17 18 (6.19%) Business Intelligence
17 18 (6.19%) .NET
17 18 (6.19%) Business Analysis
17 18 (6.19%) Dynamics AX
17 18 (6.19%) Analytical Skills
18 17 (5.84%) Security Cleared
18 17 (5.84%) Dynamics CRM
18 17 (5.84%) ERP
19 16 (5.50%) Back Office

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 15 (5.15%) MS Exchange
2 13 (4.47%) Skype for Business
3 12 (4.12%) SharePoint
4 6 (2.06%) CMS
5 5 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2003
6 4 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2007
6 4 (1.37%) SharePoint 2013
7 3 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (1.03%) OpenStack
8 2 (0.69%) Apache
8 2 (0.69%) Cloud Foundry
8 2 (0.69%) Confluence
8 2 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (0.69%) IIS
8 2 (0.69%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.69%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.34%) JBoss
9 1 (0.34%) Jetty
9 1 (0.34%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.34%) WildFly
Applications
1 11 (3.78%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (2.75%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (1.72%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.69%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.69%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.34%) SPSS
5 1 (0.34%) Stata
Business Applications
1 18 (6.19%) Dynamics AX
2 17 (5.84%) Dynamics CRM
3 9 (3.09%) Oracle EBS
3 9 (3.09%) Payment Gateway
3 9 (3.09%) Unit4 Business World
4 6 (2.06%) Oracle EBS R12
5 4 (1.37%) Dynamics NAV
5 4 (1.37%) Northgate Housing
6 3 (1.03%) HFM
7 2 (0.69%) Oracle Cash Management
7 2 (0.69%) Oracle Payables
7 2 (0.69%) Oracle Receivables
8 1 (0.34%) Oracle Applications
8 1 (0.34%) Oracle E-Business Tax
8 1 (0.34%) Oracle General Ledger
8 1 (0.34%) Oracle Internet Expenses
8 1 (0.34%) Oracle iProcurement
8 1 (0.34%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
8 1 (0.34%) Servitor
Cloud Services
1 32 (11.00%) Dynamics 365
2 24 (8.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 22 (7.56%) Office 365
4 13 (4.47%) Amazon AWS
5 12 (4.12%) PaaS
6 11 (3.78%) IaaS
7 4 (1.37%) OneDrive
8 2 (0.69%) Yammer
9 1 (0.34%) GitHub
9 1 (0.34%) Google Analytics
9 1 (0.34%) iPaaS
9 1 (0.34%) SaaS
9 1 (0.34%) Serverless
9 1 (0.34%) Slack
9 1 (0.34%) SuccessFactors
9 1 (0.34%) Taleo
9 1 (0.34%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 9 (3.09%) Skype
2 8 (2.75%) SAN
3 7 (2.41%) DNS
4 6 (2.06%) DHCP
4 6 (2.06%) Firewall
5 5 (1.72%) ATM
6 4 (1.37%) NAS
7 3 (1.03%) Cisco ASA
7 3 (1.03%) LAN
7 3 (1.03%) SMS
7 3 (1.03%) TCP/IP
7 3 (1.03%) WAN
8 2 (0.69%) Broadband
8 2 (0.69%) Cisco ISE
8 2 (0.69%) DKIM
8 2 (0.69%) DMARC
8 2 (0.69%) Network Security
8 2 (0.69%) Unified Communications
9 1 (0.34%) Fibre Channel
9 1 (0.34%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (10.31%) SQL Server
2 10 (3.44%) PostgreSQL
2 10 (3.44%) Relational Database
3 9 (3.09%) Oracle Database
4 8 (2.75%) RDBMS
5 6 (2.06%) Amazon QuickSight
5 6 (2.06%) Oracle Database 11g
5 6 (2.06%) SQL Server 2016
6 5 (1.72%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (1.72%) Oracle BI EE
6 5 (1.72%) SQL Server 2008
6 5 (1.72%) SQL Server 2012
6 5 (1.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (1.37%) BusinessObjects
7 4 (1.37%) EDRMS
7 4 (1.37%) QlikView
7 4 (1.37%) SQL Server 2000
7 4 (1.37%) SQL Server 2005
8 3 (1.03%) Oracle BI Publisher
8 3 (1.03%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 13 (4.47%) Team Foundation Server
2 11 (3.78%) Visual Studio
3 4 (1.37%) Git (software)
3 4 (1.37%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 3 (1.03%) Jenkins
4 3 (1.03%) JIRA
4 3 (1.03%) Toad
5 2 (0.69%) Liquibase
5 2 (0.69%) Oracle APEX
6 1 (0.34%) Artifactory
6 1 (0.34%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.34%) Bitbucket
6 1 (0.34%) Gerrit
6 1 (0.34%) GitLab
6 1 (0.34%) Maven
General
1 54 (18.56%) Finance
2 16 (5.50%) Back Office
3 8 (2.75%) Legal
4 7 (2.41%) Law
4 7 (2.41%) Manufacturing
4 7 (2.41%) Telecoms
5 6 (2.06%) Marketing
6 5 (1.72%) Electronics
7 3 (1.03%) Front Office
7 3 (1.03%) Retail
8 2 (0.69%) Banking
8 2 (0.69%) General Ledger
8 2 (0.69%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.34%) Automotive
9 1 (0.34%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.34%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 43 (14.78%) Analyst
2 34 (11.68%) Project Manager
3 33 (11.34%) Architect
4 32 (11.00%) Developer
5 27 (9.28%) Programme Manager
6 24 (8.25%) Consultant
7 22 (7.56%) Business Analyst
8 17 (5.84%) Enterprise Architect
9 13 (4.47%) Technical Manager
10 9 (3.09%) Microsoft Developer
10 9 (3.09%) Solutions Architect
11 8 (2.75%) DBA
11 8 (2.75%) Senior Manager
11 8 (2.75%) Technical Programme Manager
12 7 (2.41%) Business Manager
12 7 (2.41%) CRM Developer
12 7 (2.41%) Report Analyst
12 7 (2.41%) SQL Analyst
12 7 (2.41%) SQL Reporting Analyst
12 7 (2.41%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (6.19%) .NET
2 14 (4.81%) HTML
2 14 (4.81%) XML
3 8 (2.75%) Web Services
4 7 (2.41%) JSON
5 6 (2.06%) CSS
6 5 (1.72%) REST
7 4 (1.37%) jQuery
7 4 (1.37%) SOAP
7 4 (1.37%) WCF
8 3 (1.03%) Ajax
8 3 (1.03%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 3 (1.03%) Middleware
8 3 (1.03%) Oracle GoldenGate
8 3 (1.03%) XSL
9 2 (0.69%) ActiveMQ
9 2 (0.69%) AngularJS
9 2 (0.69%) Dropwizard
9 2 (0.69%) Oracle Fusion
9 2 (0.69%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 18 (6.19%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (3.78%) Data Centre
2 11 (3.78%) Data Protection Act
3 9 (3.09%) Management Information System
4 7 (2.41%) User Experience
5 6 (2.06%) Clustering
6 5 (1.72%) CCTV
6 5 (1.72%) PKI
7 4 (1.37%) EMC VMAX
7 4 (1.37%) EMC VNX
7 4 (1.37%) VxBlock/Vblock
8 3 (1.03%) Data Structures
8 3 (1.03%) Fat Client
8 3 (1.03%) Freedom of Information
8 3 (1.03%) Freedom of Information Act
8 3 (1.03%) Oracle Exalytics
8 3 (1.03%) Thin Client
8 3 (1.03%) Virtual Team
9 2 (0.69%) Mainframe
9 2 (0.69%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 28 (9.62%) Windows
2 11 (3.78%) Windows 10
3 10 (3.44%) Windows 7
3 10 (3.44%) Windows Server
4 7 (2.41%) Linux
4 7 (2.41%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (2.06%) Unix
6 5 (1.72%) Solaris
7 4 (1.37%) AIX
7 4 (1.37%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (1.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.69%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.34%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (21.65%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (17.87%) Project Management
3 29 (9.97%) CRM
4 27 (9.28%) Migration
5 25 (8.59%) PRINCE2
5 25 (8.59%) Stakeholder Management
6 24 (8.25%) Change Management
7 21 (7.22%) ITIL
8 19 (6.53%) Service Delivery
9 18 (6.19%) Business Analysis
9 18 (6.19%) Business Intelligence
9 18 (6.19%) Scrum
10 17 (5.84%) ERP
11 16 (5.50%) Data Protection
11 16 (5.50%) TOGAF
12 13 (4.47%) Business Transformation
12 13 (4.47%) DevOps
12 13 (4.47%) User Stories
13 12 (4.12%) Analytics
13 12 (4.12%) Target Operating Model
Programming Languages
1 47 (16.15%) SQL
2 15 (5.15%) JavaScript
3 11 (3.78%) PowerShell
4 8 (2.75%) X++
5 7 (2.41%) Java
6 6 (2.06%) VBA
7 5 (1.72%) PHP
8 4 (1.37%) C
9 2 (0.69%) PL/SQL
9 2 (0.69%) Python
9 2 (0.69%) T-SQL
9 2 (0.69%) VBScript
10 1 (0.34%) C#
10 1 (0.34%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 1 (0.34%) Perl
10 1 (0.34%) R
10 1 (0.34%) Ruby
10 1 (0.34%) Scala
10 1 (0.34%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 17 (5.84%) Security Cleared
2 10 (3.44%) Degree
2 10 (3.44%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (3.44%) SC Cleared
3 8 (2.75%) MCSA
4 5 (1.72%) CCNP
4 5 (1.72%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (1.72%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 5 (1.72%) MCITP
4 5 (1.72%) MCSE
4 5 (1.72%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 4 (1.37%) MCP
5 4 (1.37%) PMP
5 4 (1.37%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 3 (1.03%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (1.03%) CCA
6 3 (1.03%) CCDP
6 3 (1.03%) CCIE
6 3 (1.03%) CISSP
6 3 (1.03%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (4.81%) PMO
2 13 (4.47%) GDPR
3 8 (2.75%) PCI DSS
4 5 (1.72%) Data Quality
4 5 (1.72%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 3 (1.03%) Disclosure Scotland
5 3 (1.03%) GPG13
5 3 (1.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (1.03%) QA
6 2 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 1 (0.34%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.34%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 1 (0.34%) ISO 14001
7 1 (0.34%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.34%) PSD2
7 1 (0.34%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (6.87%) Active Directory
2 8 (2.75%) XenApp
3 7 (2.41%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (2.06%) vSphere
5 5 (1.72%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 2 (0.69%) Docker
6 2 (0.69%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.34%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.34%) NFS
7 1 (0.34%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.34%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.34%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 12 (4.12%) Opscode Chef
1 12 (4.12%) SCCM
2 9 (3.09%) NetBackup
2 9 (3.09%) SCOM
3 6 (2.06%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 4 (1.37%) Ansible
4 4 (1.37%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 4 (1.37%) Puppet
5 3 (1.03%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 2 (0.69%) Consul
6 2 (0.69%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (0.69%) Oracle RMAN
6 2 (0.69%) SELinux
6 2 (0.69%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.34%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.34%) Cobbler
7 1 (0.34%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (0.34%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.34%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.34%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 56 (19.24%) Microsoft
2 22 (7.56%) Oracle
3 19 (6.53%) Citrix
4 13 (4.47%) VMware
5 7 (2.41%) Cisco
5 7 (2.41%) Northgate
6 6 (2.06%) Capita
6 6 (2.06%) Juniper
6 6 (2.06%) SAP
6 6 (2.06%) Symantec
7 4 (1.37%) Dell
7 4 (1.37%) EMC
7 4 (1.37%) McAfee
7 4 (1.37%) Red Hat
7 4 (1.37%) RedGate
8 3 (1.03%) CheckPoint
8 3 (1.03%) CyberArk
8 3 (1.03%) Hyperion
8 3 (1.03%) Informatica
8 3 (1.03%) Palo Alto