Period
to 24 September 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 24 September 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
24 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 397 303 448
Rank change year-on-year -94 +145 +109
Contract jobs citing Local Government 476 229 461
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.59% 0.77% 0.52%
As % of the General category 1.11% 1.45% 1.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 344 167 346
10th Percentile £230 £206 £235
25th Percentile £309 £257 £320
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £400 £350 £400
Median % change year-on-year +14.29% -12.50% -
75th Percentile £488 £475 £488
90th Percentile £580 £568 £572
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £303 £405
% change year-on-year +32.01% -25.19% +4.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 29 32
10th Percentile £14.68 £13.53 £12.63
25th Percentile £16.96 £17.43 £15.50
Median hourly rate £21.08 £21.05 £17.97
Median % change year-on-year +0.14% +17.17% -17.44%
75th Percentile £26.25 £22.50 £20.41
90th Percentile £31.60 £41.50 £34.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.05 £19.69 £17.25
% change year-on-year +6.91% +14.14% -5.22%

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 42,805 15,824 45,930
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 53.24% 53.22% 51.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 28,745 10,679 29,739
10th Percentile £306 £269 £263
25th Percentile £413 £378 £369
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £513 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +7.89% - +4.40%
75th Percentile £625 £593 £575
90th Percentile £713 £700 £663
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,387 549 1,500
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.75 £11.11
25th Percentile £13.25 £15.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate £19.00 £22.00 £19.18
Median % change year-on-year -13.64% +14.70% +9.60%
75th Percentile £42.20 £42.75 £40.00
90th Percentile £60.00 £51.15 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.53 £17.50
% change year-on-year -14.75% +17.30% +1.04%

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 24 September 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 24 September 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 24 September 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 -101 388 £400 +14.29% 197
UK excluding London -32 245 £400 +32.01% 154
London -146 178 £400 - 51
Work from Home -204 97 £444 +47.92% 34
South East -73 57 £440 +107.06% 19
North of England -46 56 £375 -21.05% 43
Midlands -38 41 £375 -11.76% 37
Scotland -41 39 £348 +21.04% 4
West Midlands -34 32 £350 -6.67% 30
North West -40 28 £373 -21.58% 25
East of England -20 27 £375 +42.05% 16
Yorkshire -36 18 £475 - 14
South West -41 17 £413 +17.86% 31
North East - 10 £136 - 4
East Midlands -39 9 £600 +41.18% 6
Wales -19 8 £563 - 4

For the 6 months to 24 September 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.

1 150 (31.51%) Public Sector
2 86 (18.07%) Social Skills
3 72 (15.13%) Agile Software Development
4 64 (13.45%) Project Management
5 63 (13.24%) Microsoft
5 63 (13.24%) Finance
6 52 (10.92%) Azure
7 39 (8.19%) Microsoft 365
7 39 (8.19%) PRINCE2
8 37 (7.77%) Business Intelligence
9 36 (7.56%) Legal
9 36 (7.56%) Project Delivery
9 36 (7.56%) Power Platform
10 35 (7.35%) Migration
10 35 (7.35%) Business Analysis
11 34 (7.14%) SQL
12 33 (6.93%) Oracle
12 33 (6.93%) Stakeholder Management
13 32 (6.72%) Problem-Solving
14 31 (6.51%) Management Information System
15 30 (6.30%) Change Management
15 30 (6.30%) Continuous Improvement
15 30 (6.30%) Analytical Skills
16 29 (6.09%) Power BI
16 29 (6.09%) Security Cleared
17 25 (5.25%) Data Protection
17 25 (5.25%) Microsoft Excel
17 25 (5.25%) Workshop Facilitation
18 24 (5.04%) Microsoft Office
18 24 (5.04%) Windows

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 16 (3.36%) SharePoint
2 6 (1.26%) CMS
3 5 (1.05%) Smallworld
4 4 (0.84%) Drupal
4 4 (0.84%) IIS
4 4 (0.84%) Jadu
4 4 (0.84%) MS Exchange
5 3 (0.63%) Apache
5 3 (0.63%) Confluence
5 3 (0.63%) Skype for Business
6 2 (0.42%) Apache Spark
6 2 (0.42%) ArcGIS
6 2 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (0.42%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (0.21%) SAS
7 1 (0.21%) Tomcat
Applications
1 25 (5.25%) Microsoft Excel
2 24 (5.04%) Microsoft Office
3 17 (3.57%) Microsoft Project
4 12 (2.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 8 (1.68%) SPSS
5 8 (1.68%) Stata
6 4 (0.84%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.84%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.42%) Figma
8 1 (0.21%) Adobe Captivate
8 1 (0.21%) Chatbot
8 1 (0.21%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 14 (2.94%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (1.89%) Oracle EBS R12
3 6 (1.26%) Oracle EBS
3 6 (1.26%) Oracle Payables
4 5 (1.05%) iTrent
4 5 (1.05%) Oracle Receivables
5 4 (0.84%) ContrOCC
6 3 (0.63%) Oracle ERP
6 3 (0.63%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 2 (0.42%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
8 1 (0.21%) Elite 3E
8 1 (0.21%) Infor M3
8 1 (0.21%) Northgate Housing
8 1 (0.21%) Oracle Financials
8 1 (0.21%) Oracle iProcurement
8 1 (0.21%) SystmOne
8 1 (0.21%) Unit4 Business World
8 1 (0.21%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 52 (10.92%) Azure
2 39 (8.19%) Microsoft 365
3 36 (7.56%) Power Platform
4 18 (3.78%) Dynamics 365
5 11 (2.31%) IaaS
6 10 (2.10%) PaaS
6 10 (2.10%) SaaS
7 8 (1.68%) AWS
8 7 (1.47%) Azure Active Directory
9 2 (0.42%) Azure Event Grid
9 2 (0.42%) Azure Functions
9 2 (0.42%) Azure Logic Apps
9 2 (0.42%) Azure Service Bus
9 2 (0.42%) Azure Storage
9 2 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.42%) GitHub
9 2 (0.42%) Serverless
10 1 (0.21%) Google Docs
10 1 (0.21%) Miro
10 1 (0.21%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 13 (2.73%) WAN
2 11 (2.31%) Firewall
3 8 (1.68%) VoIP
4 7 (1.47%) Internet
4 7 (1.47%) LAN
5 6 (1.26%) DNS
6 5 (1.05%) DHCP
7 4 (0.84%) 5G
7 4 (0.84%) SAN
7 4 (0.84%) SD-WAN
7 4 (0.84%) Unified Communications
7 4 (0.84%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (0.63%) Skype
8 3 (0.63%) VPN
8 3 (0.63%) Wireless
9 2 (0.42%) Broadband
9 2 (0.42%) Cisco IPT
9 2 (0.42%) IP Telephony
9 2 (0.42%) MPLS
9 2 (0.42%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (6.09%) Power BI
2 21 (4.41%) GIS
3 12 (2.52%) SQL Server
4 10 (2.10%) Data Warehouse
5 8 (1.68%) Tableau
6 7 (1.47%) EDRMS
6 7 (1.47%) Oracle Reports
7 6 (1.26%) Azure SQL Database
8 5 (1.05%) QGIS
9 4 (0.84%) BusinessObjects
9 4 (0.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 3 (0.63%) Big Data
10 3 (0.63%) NoSQL
10 3 (0.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 2 (0.42%) Data Lake
11 2 (0.42%) Metadata
11 2 (0.42%) Metadata Repository
11 2 (0.42%) MySQL
11 2 (0.42%) Oracle Database
11 2 (0.42%) Redis
Development Applications
1 6 (1.26%) JIRA
2 5 (1.05%) Git (software)
3 3 (0.63%) Postman
3 3 (0.63%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (0.42%) fastlane
4 2 (0.42%) Gradle
4 2 (0.42%) Jenkins
4 2 (0.42%) Maven
4 2 (0.42%) Mockito
4 2 (0.42%) Robolectric
4 2 (0.42%) Visual Studio
4 2 (0.42%) Visual Studio Code
5 1 (0.21%) CircleCI
5 1 (0.21%) ClearCase
5 1 (0.21%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (0.21%) Vagrant
General
1 150 (31.51%) Public Sector
2 86 (18.07%) Social Skills
3 63 (13.24%) Finance
4 36 (7.56%) Legal
5 30 (6.30%) Analytical Skills
6 21 (4.41%) Law
7 17 (3.57%) Police
8 16 (3.36%) Organisational Skills
9 15 (3.15%) Telecoms
10 8 (1.68%) Presentation Skills
11 5 (1.05%) Influencing Skills
11 5 (1.05%) Publishing
12 4 (0.84%) Marketing
13 3 (0.63%) Banking
14 2 (0.42%) Aerospace
14 2 (0.42%) Automotive
14 2 (0.42%) Multimedia
14 2 (0.42%) Retail
14 2 (0.42%) Social Housing
14 2 (0.42%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 112 (23.53%) Analyst
2 89 (18.70%) Project Manager
3 35 (7.35%) Business Analyst
4 20 (4.20%) Architect
5 18 (3.78%) IT Manager
6 17 (3.57%) Data Analyst
7 16 (3.36%) Applications Support
7 16 (3.36%) Business Change Analyst
7 16 (3.36%) Change Analyst
8 15 (3.15%) IT Project Manager
9 14 (2.94%) Developer
10 13 (2.73%) Delivery Manager
10 13 (2.73%) Solutions Architect
11 12 (2.52%) Consultant
12 11 (2.31%) Test Manager
12 11 (2.31%) Trainer
13 10 (2.10%) Business Intelligence Analyst
13 10 (2.10%) Network Engineer
13 10 (2.10%) Programme Manager
14 9 (1.89%) Business Intelligence Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (2.10%) Web Services
2 8 (1.68%) REST
3 6 (1.26%) SOAP
4 5 (1.05%) .NET
4 5 (1.05%) Oracle Fusion
5 3 (0.63%) HTML
6 2 (0.42%) Android SDK
6 2 (0.42%) Apache Thrift
6 2 (0.42%) CSS
6 2 (0.42%) ggplot2
6 2 (0.42%) iOS SDK
6 2 (0.42%) JSON
6 2 (0.42%) Matplotlib
6 2 (0.42%) NumPy
6 2 (0.42%) Pandas
6 2 (0.42%) RESTful
6 2 (0.42%) Spring
6 2 (0.42%) Spring Boot
7 1 (0.21%) React Native
7 1 (0.21%) Twig
Miscellaneous
1 31 (6.51%) Management Information System
2 17 (3.57%) NHS
3 16 (3.36%) Data Centre
4 10 (2.10%) Data Protection Act
4 10 (2.10%) Self-Motivation
5 9 (1.89%) Freedom of Information
6 8 (1.68%) Freedom of Information Act
6 8 (1.68%) Hybrid Cloud
7 7 (1.47%) Housing Association
8 6 (1.26%) Data Structures
8 6 (1.26%) e-Learning
9 5 (1.05%) Driving Licence
9 5 (1.05%) User Experience
10 4 (0.84%) Cyber Defence
10 4 (0.84%) Legacy Systems
10 4 (0.84%) Life Science
11 3 (0.63%) Algorithms
11 3 (0.63%) Greenfield Project
11 3 (0.63%) Handset
11 3 (0.63%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 24 (5.04%) Windows
2 9 (1.89%) Unix
3 5 (1.05%) Linux
4 4 (0.84%) Windows Server
5 3 (0.63%) Windows 7
6 2 (0.42%) Android
6 2 (0.42%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.42%) Kali Linux
6 2 (0.42%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.21%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.21%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (15.13%) Agile Software Development
2 64 (13.45%) Project Management
3 39 (8.19%) PRINCE2
4 37 (7.77%) Business Intelligence
5 36 (7.56%) Project Delivery
6 35 (7.35%) Business Analysis
6 35 (7.35%) Migration
7 33 (6.93%) Stakeholder Management
8 32 (6.72%) Problem-Solving
9 30 (6.30%) Change Management
9 30 (6.30%) Continuous Improvement
10 25 (5.25%) Data Protection
10 25 (5.25%) Workshop Facilitation
11 22 (4.62%) Test Planning
12 21 (4.41%) Line Management
13 20 (4.20%) CRM
13 20 (4.20%) GAP Analysis
13 20 (4.20%) ITIL
13 20 (4.20%) Matrix Management
13 20 (4.20%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 34 (7.14%) SQL
2 17 (3.57%) T-SQL
3 16 (3.36%) Python
4 10 (2.10%) R
5 8 (1.68%) C
5 8 (1.68%) Java
5 8 (1.68%) PowerShell
6 6 (1.26%) PL/SQL
7 3 (0.63%) C#
7 3 (0.63%) JavaScript
7 3 (0.63%) PHP
7 3 (0.63%) VBA
8 2 (0.42%) Kotlin
8 2 (0.42%) VB
9 1 (0.21%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 29 (6.09%) Security Cleared
2 19 (3.99%) Degree
3 18 (3.78%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 16 (3.36%) HND
5 14 (2.94%) SC Cleared
6 8 (1.68%) Microsoft Certification
7 7 (1.47%) CCNA
7 7 (1.47%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (1.47%) CISSP
8 6 (1.26%) MCSE
9 5 (1.05%) ISTQB
9 5 (1.05%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 4 (0.84%) BPSS Clearance
10 4 (0.84%) CCNP
10 4 (0.84%) DV Cleared
10 4 (0.84%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (0.63%) CTC Cleared
11 3 (0.63%) PMI Certification
12 2 (0.42%) CISMP
12 2 (0.42%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (4.83%) PMO
2 22 (4.62%) QA
3 11 (2.31%) Data Quality
4 8 (1.68%) Disclosure Scotland
4 8 (1.68%) GDPR
5 6 (1.26%) Accessibility
5 6 (1.26%) Cyber Essentials
6 5 (1.05%) SLA
7 4 (0.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 4 (0.84%) NCSC
8 2 (0.42%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 2 (0.42%) JSP 440
8 2 (0.42%) RMADS
9 1 (0.21%) GRC
9 1 (0.21%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 20 (4.20%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.05%) Docker
2 5 (1.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.42%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.21%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.21%) ProxySG
4 1 (0.21%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 11 (2.31%) SCCM
2 4 (0.84%) Microsoft Intune
3 3 (0.63%) Nessus
4 2 (0.42%) NetBackup
4 2 (0.42%) Nmap
4 2 (0.42%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.21%) AirWatch
5 1 (0.21%) LiteSpeed
5 1 (0.21%) Nagios
5 1 (0.21%) NetVault Backup
5 1 (0.21%) SCOM
5 1 (0.21%) SCOrch
5 1 (0.21%) SCVMM
5 1 (0.21%) Simpana
5 1 (0.21%) WSUS
Vendors
1 63 (13.24%) Microsoft
2 33 (6.93%) Oracle
3 12 (2.52%) VMware
4 11 (2.31%) Cisco
5 9 (1.89%) Citrix
6 8 (1.68%) CheckPoint
6 8 (1.68%) SAP
7 6 (1.26%) NEC
8 5 (1.05%) Capita
8 5 (1.05%) Dell
9 4 (0.84%) Aruba
9 4 (0.84%) Juniper
9 4 (0.84%) Northgate
9 4 (0.84%) ServiceNow
9 4 (0.84%) SolarWinds
10 3 (0.63%) Adobe
10 3 (0.63%) BT
10 3 (0.63%) Remedy
10 3 (0.63%) Salesforce.com
10 3 (0.63%) Sophos