Period
to 15 February 2019

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 15 February 2019 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
15 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 689 624 584
Rank change year-on-year -65 -40 -34
Contract jobs citing Local Government 175 256 292
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.18% 0.25% 0.30%
As % of the General category 0.49% 0.66% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 159 195
UK median daily rate £420 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.44% +2.50% +14.29%
10th Percentile £300 £272 £208
90th Percentile £575 £600 £583
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £405
% change year-on-year - -1.23% +8.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 24 39
UK median hourly rate £20.36 £18.31 £19.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.18% -7.89% -4.17%
10th Percentile £16.50 £14.10 £11.89
90th Percentile £32.51 £33.75 £29.29
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.25 £16.22 £18.93
% change year-on-year +12.55% -14.32% -15.80%

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 35,499 38,947 35,284
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 35.81% 38.41% 36.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,316 25,659 23,293
UK median daily rate £490 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.16% +5.56% +5.26%
10th Percentile £304 £278 £263
90th Percentile £675 £675 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +4.24% +3.13% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 813 909 922
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £25.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.96% +2.00% -9.09%
10th Percentile £12.25 £12.25 £11.32
90th Percentile £51.45 £49.42 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.11 £26.91 £25.00
% change year-on-year -2.99% +7.64% -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 15 February 2019.

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 15 February 2019.

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 15 February 2019. 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 -56 170 £420 +5.00% 127
UK excluding London -67 91 £400 - 107
London -27 81 £428 +3.01% 23
North of England -30 31 £360 +16.13% 31
North West -21 23 £360 +28.57% 15
South West -24 16 £410 +17.14% 7
East of England +24 15 £420 +40.00% 16
South East -5 14 £434 -5.71% 16
Midlands -13 11 £375 -2.60% 34
West Midlands -20 6 £345 +11.29% 29
East Midlands -5 5 £500 - 5
Yorkshire -19 5 £425 -26.09% 15
Scotland -13 3 £475 -5.00% 3
North East - 3 £450 - 1
Wales -10 1 £450 +109.30%

For the 6 months to 15 February 2019, 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 38 (21.71%) Windows
2 33 (18.86%) Project Management
3 30 (17.14%) Agile Software Development
4 28 (16.00%) Migration
5 27 (15.43%) Microsoft
6 24 (13.71%) SCCM
6 24 (13.71%) Office 365
6 24 (13.71%) Windows 10
7 22 (12.57%) Security Cleared
8 18 (10.29%) Analytical Skills
9 17 (9.71%) Active Directory
9 17 (9.71%) Stakeholder Management
10 16 (9.14%) SQL
11 15 (8.57%) Data Centre
11 15 (8.57%) Windows 7
12 14 (8.00%) SC Cleared
12 14 (8.00%) Change Management
12 14 (8.00%) User Acceptance Testing
13 13 (7.43%) Finance
13 13 (7.43%) SAP
14 12 (6.86%) PRINCE2
14 12 (6.86%) SQL Server
14 12 (6.86%) Microsoft Azure
14 12 (6.86%) Windows Server
15 11 (6.29%) ITIL
15 11 (6.29%) Business Intelligence
15 11 (6.29%) Citrix
16 10 (5.71%) Service Delivery
16 10 (5.71%) LAN
16 10 (5.71%) VMware

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 10 (5.71%) Skype for Business
2 8 (4.57%) SharePoint
3 6 (3.43%) MS Exchange
4 5 (2.86%) CMS
4 5 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2003
5 4 (2.29%) IIS
6 3 (1.71%) Sitecore CMS
7 2 (1.14%) Confluence
7 2 (1.14%) Oracle Workflow
7 2 (1.14%) Tomcat
7 2 (1.14%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 6 (3.43%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (2.29%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.57%) InVision
3 1 (0.57%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.57%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (3.43%) SAP S/4HANA
2 4 (2.29%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (1.14%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.57%) Northgate Housing
4 1 (0.57%) Oracle Cash Management
4 1 (0.57%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.57%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.57%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (0.57%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.57%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (0.57%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.57%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 24 (13.71%) Office 365
2 12 (6.86%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (2.29%) Azure Active Directory
3 4 (2.29%) Dynamics 365
4 2 (1.14%) Azure Functions
4 2 (1.14%) SaaS
4 2 (1.14%) Serverless
5 1 (0.57%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.57%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (5.71%) LAN
2 9 (5.14%) WAN
3 4 (2.29%) Firewall
4 2 (1.14%) DHCP
4 2 (1.14%) DNS
4 2 (1.14%) Internet
4 2 (1.14%) Intranet
4 2 (1.14%) Reverse Proxy
4 2 (1.14%) SAN
4 2 (1.14%) Skype
4 2 (1.14%) Unified Communications
4 2 (1.14%) VoIP
5 1 (0.57%) FTP
5 1 (0.57%) NAS
5 1 (0.57%) SMS
5 1 (0.57%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.57%) VLAN
5 1 (0.57%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (6.86%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.29%) BusinessObjects
2 4 (2.29%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (2.29%) NoSQL
2 4 (2.29%) Power BI
3 3 (1.71%) MarkLogic
3 3 (1.71%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (1.71%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (1.71%) SQL Server 2016
4 2 (1.14%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (0.57%) Big Data
5 1 (0.57%) GIS
5 1 (0.57%) HBase
5 1 (0.57%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.57%) SAP BW
5 1 (0.57%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 3 (1.71%) JIRA
2 2 (1.14%) AdminStudio
2 2 (1.14%) MSI
2 2 (1.14%) Visual Studio Team System
3 1 (0.57%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 1 (0.57%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.57%) TeamCity
General
1 13 (7.43%) Finance
2 5 (2.86%) Marketing
3 4 (2.29%) Legal
4 3 (1.71%) Back Office
5 1 (0.57%) General Ledger
5 1 (0.57%) Military
5 1 (0.57%) Multimedia
5 1 (0.57%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 31 (17.71%) Project Manager
2 28 (16.00%) Analyst
3 13 (7.43%) Business Analyst
4 11 (6.29%) Architect
4 11 (6.29%) Developer
5 8 (4.57%) Consultant
6 7 (4.00%) ICT Manager
7 6 (3.43%) ICT Project Manager
7 6 (3.43%) IT Manager
7 6 (3.43%) IT Project Manager
7 6 (3.43%) Programme Manager
7 6 (3.43%) Support Officer
7 6 (3.43%) User Researcher
8 5 (2.86%) Security Architect
9 4 (2.29%) Applications Support
9 4 (2.29%) Data Analyst
9 4 (2.29%) Desktop Support
9 4 (2.29%) Project Support Officer
9 4 (2.29%) Solutions Architect
9 4 (2.29%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.00%) HTML
2 5 (2.86%) CSS
3 4 (2.29%) .NET
4 3 (1.71%) XML
5 2 (1.14%) .NET Core
5 2 (1.14%) ADO
5 2 (1.14%) Ajax
5 2 (1.14%) ASP.NET
5 2 (1.14%) JSON
5 2 (1.14%) Middleware
5 2 (1.14%) REST
5 2 (1.14%) Web Services
5 2 (1.14%) XHTML
6 1 (0.57%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (0.57%) jQuery
6 1 (0.57%) Kafka
6 1 (0.57%) Oracle Fusion
6 1 (0.57%) RESTful
6 1 (0.57%) Samza
6 1 (0.57%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 18 (10.29%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (8.57%) Data Centre
3 8 (4.57%) User Experience
4 7 (4.00%) NHS
5 6 (3.43%) PKI
5 6 (3.43%) Virtual Team
6 5 (2.86%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.71%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.57%) Blog
8 1 (0.57%) Clustering
8 1 (0.57%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (0.57%) e-Learning
8 1 (0.57%) EMC VMAX
8 1 (0.57%) EMC VNX
8 1 (0.57%) iPhone
8 1 (0.57%) Learning Management System
8 1 (0.57%) Robotics
8 1 (0.57%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (0.57%) Taxonomies
8 1 (0.57%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 38 (21.71%) Windows
2 24 (13.71%) Windows 10
3 15 (8.57%) Windows 7
4 12 (6.86%) Windows Server
5 6 (3.43%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (2.86%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (1.14%) Android
7 2 (1.14%) Apple iOS
7 2 (1.14%) Unix
8 1 (0.57%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (18.86%) Project Management
2 30 (17.14%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (16.00%) Migration
4 17 (9.71%) Stakeholder Management
5 14 (8.00%) Change Management
5 14 (8.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 12 (6.86%) PRINCE2
7 11 (6.29%) Business Intelligence
7 11 (6.29%) ITIL
8 10 (5.71%) Service Delivery
9 9 (5.14%) Application Packaging
9 9 (5.14%) Programme Management
9 9 (5.14%) User Stories
10 7 (4.00%) Business Analysis
10 7 (4.00%) CRM
10 7 (4.00%) Risk Management
10 7 (4.00%) Waterfall
10 7 (4.00%) Workflow
11 6 (3.43%) ITSM
11 6 (3.43%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (9.14%) SQL
2 9 (5.14%) PowerShell
3 6 (3.43%) JavaScript
4 4 (2.29%) C#
4 4 (2.29%) Java
5 3 (1.71%) VBScript
5 3 (1.71%) XPath
5 3 (1.71%) XQuery
6 2 (1.14%) VB
7 1 (0.57%) ABAP
7 1 (0.57%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.57%) C
7 1 (0.57%) Korn
7 1 (0.57%) Perl
7 1 (0.57%) Python
Qualifications
1 22 (12.57%) Security Cleared
2 14 (8.00%) SC Cleared
3 7 (4.00%) CTC Cleared
4 4 (2.29%) APMP
5 3 (1.71%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (1.14%) PMP
6 2 (1.14%) TOGAF Certification
7 1 (0.57%) CCNP
7 1 (0.57%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.57%) CISSP
7 1 (0.57%) Degree
7 1 (0.57%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.57%) ECDL
7 1 (0.57%) MCSE
7 1 (0.57%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.57%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.00%) PMO
2 6 (3.43%) Data Quality
2 6 (3.43%) QA
3 3 (1.71%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (1.14%) GDPR
System Software
1 17 (9.71%) Active Directory
2 8 (4.57%) Microsoft App-V
2 8 (4.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (4.57%) XenApp
3 6 (3.43%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 3 (1.71%) vSphere
5 2 (1.14%) Docker
5 2 (1.14%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 24 (13.71%) SCCM
2 7 (4.00%) SCOM
3 3 (1.71%) NetBackup
4 2 (1.14%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.57%) HP SIM
5 1 (0.57%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.57%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (0.57%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (0.57%) SCOrch
5 1 (0.57%) SCVMM
5 1 (0.57%) SmoothWall
5 1 (0.57%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (0.57%) WSUS
Vendors
1 27 (15.43%) Microsoft
2 13 (7.43%) SAP
3 11 (6.29%) Citrix
4 10 (5.71%) VMware
5 6 (3.43%) Oracle
6 5 (2.86%) Sitecore
7 4 (2.29%) CheckPoint
7 4 (2.29%) Cisco
8 3 (1.71%) EMC
8 3 (1.71%) Jaspersoft
8 3 (1.71%) Northgate
9 2 (1.14%) Adobe
9 2 (1.14%) Avaya
9 2 (1.14%) Ivanti
10 1 (0.57%) Anite
10 1 (0.57%) Barracuda Networks
10 1 (0.57%) Dell
10 1 (0.57%) HP
10 1 (0.57%) McAfee
10 1 (0.57%) Mitel