Period
to 22 September 2018

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 22 September 2018 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
22 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 722 575 614
Rank change year-on-year -147 +39 -74
Contract jobs citing Local Government 169 295 312
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.17% 0.30% 0.29%
As % of the General category 0.45% 0.75% 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 118 195 218
UK median daily rate £409 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.28% +14.29% -
10th Percentile £280 £263 £198
90th Percentile £575 £620 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £310
% change year-on-year +6.25% +29.03% -14.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 14 25
UK median hourly rate £27.50 £19.34 £22.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.19% -13.47% +11.75%
10th Percentile £17.39 £14.45 £14.41
90th Percentile £41.50 £25.60 £36.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.65 £18.68 £22.35
% change year-on-year +21.25% -16.42% +6.76%

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 37,788 39,400 39,412
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 37.07% 39.92% 36.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 24,692 25,990 26,294
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £281 £263
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 872 859 970
UK median hourly rate £24.00 £26.00 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.69% +13.04% -3.16%
10th Percentile £12.50 £12.00 £11.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £27.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -12.73% +10.00% -9.09%

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 22 September 2018.

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 22 September 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Local Government in the UK

Local Government
Top 14 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 22 September 2018. 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 -112 165 £400 - 57
UK excluding London -135 102 £425 +6.25% 50
London -41 67 £400 - 11
North of England -32 41 £400 +35.59% 12
North West -17 40 £380 +35.71% 6
Midlands -26 16 £475 +18.75% 13
South East -30 15 £475 -5.00% 6
South West -17 14 £320 -13.51% 11
East of England -43 14 £425 -15.00% 4
West Midlands -34 12 £475 +23.14% 8
East Midlands +5 2 - - 5
Yorkshire -24 2 £450 -7.69% 5
Scotland -37 2 £425 -34.62% 2
Channel Islands - 2 £700 -

For the 6 months to 22 September 2018, 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 29 (17.16%) Windows
2 27 (15.98%) Migration
3 26 (15.38%) Project Management
3 26 (15.38%) Microsoft
4 22 (13.02%) Finance
5 21 (12.43%) SQL
6 20 (11.83%) JavaScript
6 20 (11.83%) Data Centre
7 18 (10.65%) Agile Software Development
7 18 (10.65%) Office 365
8 16 (9.47%) SQL Server
8 16 (9.47%) Active Directory
9 15 (8.88%) SCCM
10 14 (8.28%) Windows Server
10 14 (8.28%) Dynamics 365
10 14 (8.28%) Business Analysis
11 13 (7.69%) Service Delivery
11 13 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
11 13 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
12 12 (7.10%) SCOM
12 12 (7.10%) Problem Management
12 12 (7.10%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 12 (7.10%) Workflow
12 12 (7.10%) MS Exchange
12 12 (7.10%) .NET
12 12 (7.10%) PRINCE2
12 12 (7.10%) ITIL
13 11 (6.51%) Windows Server 2003
13 11 (6.51%) Oracle
13 11 (6.51%) C#

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 12 (7.10%) MS Exchange
2 10 (5.92%) Exchange Server 2003
3 9 (5.33%) Skype for Business
4 6 (3.55%) SharePoint
5 3 (1.78%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (1.78%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (1.18%) CMS
6 2 (1.18%) IIS
7 1 (0.59%) Apache
7 1 (0.59%) Confluence
7 1 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.59%) JBoss
7 1 (0.59%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (0.59%) Tomcat
Applications
1 6 (3.55%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (2.37%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (2.37%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.59%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 10 (5.92%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (2.37%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (2.37%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.59%) Infor M3
3 1 (0.59%) Northgate Housing
3 1 (0.59%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.59%) Oracle Cash Management
3 1 (0.59%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.59%) Oracle Internet Expenses
3 1 (0.59%) Oracle iProcurement
3 1 (0.59%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.59%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (0.59%) SAP S/4HANA
3 1 (0.59%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 18 (10.65%) Office 365
2 14 (8.28%) Dynamics 365
3 13 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (1.78%) SaaS
4 3 (1.78%) Taleo
5 2 (1.18%) PaaS
6 1 (0.59%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.55%) ATM
1 6 (3.55%) Broadband
2 3 (1.78%) Firewall
2 3 (1.78%) Internet
2 3 (1.78%) LAN
2 3 (1.78%) SAN
2 3 (1.78%) WAN
3 2 (1.18%) Intranet
3 2 (1.18%) NAS
3 2 (1.18%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (0.59%) HTTP
4 1 (0.59%) Reverse Proxy
4 1 (0.59%) SMS
4 1 (0.59%) SMTP
4 1 (0.59%) Software-Defined Networking
4 1 (0.59%) SSL
4 1 (0.59%) Unified Communications
4 1 (0.59%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (9.47%) SQL Server
2 11 (6.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 8 (4.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (3.55%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (3.55%) SQL Server 2016
5 4 (2.37%) Power BI
6 3 (1.78%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (1.78%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (1.78%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (1.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (1.18%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.59%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.59%) GIS
8 1 (0.59%) Oracle Discoverer
8 1 (0.59%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (0.59%) AdminStudio
1 1 (0.59%) JIRA
1 1 (0.59%) MSI
1 1 (0.59%) Oracle Forms
General
1 22 (13.02%) Finance
2 11 (6.51%) Marketing
3 10 (5.92%) Back Office
4 9 (5.33%) Telecoms
5 4 (2.37%) Legal
6 2 (1.18%) Front Office
7 1 (0.59%) Electronics
7 1 (0.59%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.59%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 29 (17.16%) Analyst
2 26 (15.38%) Project Manager
3 19 (11.24%) Business Analyst
4 16 (9.47%) Consultant
5 12 (7.10%) Developer
6 11 (6.51%) Architect
7 9 (5.33%) Server Engineer
8 7 (4.14%) ICT Manager
8 7 (4.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 6 (3.55%) Facilities Manager
9 6 (3.55%) Facilities Project Manager
9 6 (3.55%) Head of Facilities
9 6 (3.55%) Head of Projects
9 6 (3.55%) IT Manager
9 6 (3.55%) Microsoft Developer
9 6 (3.55%) ServiceNow Consultant
10 5 (2.96%) Administrator
10 5 (2.96%) Change Manager
10 5 (2.96%) Programme Manager
11 4 (2.37%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (7.10%) .NET
2 10 (5.92%) CSS
3 9 (5.33%) ASP.NET
3 9 (5.33%) HTML
4 8 (4.73%) ASP.NET Web API
4 8 (4.73%) WCF
5 5 (2.96%) AngularJS
6 3 (1.78%) Web Services
7 2 (1.18%) jQuery
7 2 (1.18%) JSON
7 2 (1.18%) RESTful
8 1 (0.59%) CSS3
8 1 (0.59%) HTML5
8 1 (0.59%) LAMP
8 1 (0.59%) WAMP
8 1 (0.59%) XHTML
8 1 (0.59%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 20 (11.83%) Data Centre
2 9 (5.33%) PKI
3 6 (3.55%) CCTV
3 6 (3.55%) NHS
4 4 (2.37%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (2.37%) Management Information System
4 4 (2.37%) Self-Motivation
4 4 (2.37%) Virtual Team
5 3 (1.78%) Hybrid Cloud
6 2 (1.18%) e-Learning
6 2 (1.18%) EMC VMAX
6 2 (1.18%) EMC VNX
6 2 (1.18%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.18%) Freedom of Information
6 2 (1.18%) Oracle Exalytics
6 2 (1.18%) VxBlock/Vblock
7 1 (0.59%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.59%) LLPG
7 1 (0.59%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.59%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 29 (17.16%) Windows
2 14 (8.28%) Windows Server
3 11 (6.51%) Windows Server 2003
4 9 (5.33%) Windows 10
5 6 (3.55%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (2.37%) Unix
6 4 (2.37%) Windows 7
7 3 (1.78%) Linux
7 3 (1.78%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (1.18%) Oracle Linux
8 2 (1.18%) Solaris
9 1 (0.59%) AIX
9 1 (0.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (15.98%) Migration
2 26 (15.38%) Project Management
3 18 (10.65%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (8.28%) Business Analysis
5 13 (7.69%) Service Delivery
5 13 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
6 12 (7.10%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 12 (7.10%) ITIL
6 12 (7.10%) PRINCE2
6 12 (7.10%) Problem Management
6 12 (7.10%) Workflow
7 11 (6.51%) Creative Thinking
7 11 (6.51%) CRM
8 10 (5.92%) Change Management
8 10 (5.92%) Decision-Making
9 9 (5.33%) Data Migration
9 9 (5.33%) OO
9 9 (5.33%) OOP
10 8 (4.73%) Analytics
10 8 (4.73%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 21 (12.43%) SQL
2 20 (11.83%) JavaScript
3 11 (6.51%) C#
4 8 (4.73%) PL/SQL
5 6 (3.55%) PowerShell
6 4 (2.37%) T-SQL
7 3 (1.78%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
8 1 (0.59%) Java
8 1 (0.59%) PHP
8 1 (0.59%) VB
8 1 (0.59%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 8 (4.73%) SC Cleared
1 8 (4.73%) Security Cleared
2 5 (2.96%) Degree
3 4 (2.37%) DV Cleared
4 3 (1.78%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (1.78%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 2 (1.18%) CCNA
5 2 (1.18%) CCNP
5 2 (1.18%) ECDL
5 2 (1.18%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (1.18%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.59%) CBAP
6 1 (0.59%) ISEB
6 1 (0.59%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.59%) MCP
6 1 (0.59%) NVQ Level 3
6 1 (0.59%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.96%) Data Quality
1 5 (2.96%) PMO
2 3 (1.78%) GDPR
3 2 (1.18%) QA
3 2 (1.18%) SLA
4 1 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 1 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 16 (9.47%) Active Directory
2 10 (5.92%) XenApp
3 9 (5.33%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 7 (4.14%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (2.37%) Hyper-V
5 4 (2.37%) vSphere
6 3 (1.78%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (1.18%) NFS
7 2 (1.18%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.59%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 15 (8.88%) SCCM
2 12 (7.10%) SCOM
3 4 (2.37%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 3 (1.78%) SCOrch
4 3 (1.78%) SCVMM
4 3 (1.78%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (1.18%) Microsoft Intune
5 2 (1.18%) NetBackup
5 2 (1.18%) Oracle ZFS
5 2 (1.18%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.59%) Cisco IPCC
6 1 (0.59%) Cobbler
6 1 (0.59%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.59%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.59%) Puppet
6 1 (0.59%) SmoothWall
6 1 (0.59%) WSUS
Vendors
1 26 (15.38%) Microsoft
2 11 (6.51%) Oracle
3 10 (5.92%) Citrix
4 8 (4.73%) VMware
5 7 (4.14%) ServiceNow
6 4 (2.37%) Dell
6 4 (2.37%) Northgate
6 4 (2.37%) SAP
7 3 (1.78%) Cisco
8 2 (1.18%) Capita
8 2 (1.18%) EMC
8 2 (1.18%) Juniper
8 2 (1.18%) MobileIron
8 2 (1.18%) Sitecore
9 1 (0.59%) Civica
9 1 (0.59%) F5
9 1 (0.59%) Ivanti
9 1 (0.59%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.59%) Splunk
9 1 (0.59%) Veeam