Period
to 28 March 2020

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 28 March 2020 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
28 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 329 487 495
Rank change year-on-year +158 +8 -65
Contract jobs citing Local Government 447 430 443
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.71% 0.44% 0.44%
As % of the General category 1.90% 1.12% 1.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 303 281 272
Median daily rate £400 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £200 £300 £250
90th Percentile £575 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £425 £385
% change year-on-year -5.88% +10.39% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 53 46
Median hourly rate £22.00 £18.50 £18.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.92% +1.37% -8.18%
10th Percentile £14.58 £13.73 £14.05
90th Percentile £41.60 £31.63 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £17.25 £16.21
% change year-on-year +15.93% +6.45% -10.41%

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 23,498 38,499 42,103
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 37.25% 39.81% 41.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,765 25,295 27,568
Median daily rate £480 £482 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.41% +1.47% +5.56%
10th Percentile £275 £300 £280
90th Percentile £688 £675 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £438 £420
% change year-on-year +0.57% +4.17% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 849 1,035 1,113
Median hourly rate £23.50 £22.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.82% - +3.82%
10th Percentile £12.82 £11.85 £11.61
90th Percentile £51.75 £49.49 £48.14
Median hourly rate £21.41 £20.93 £21.50
% change year-on-year +2.31% -2.66% +7.50%

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 28 March 2020.

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 28 March 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Local Government in the UK

Local Government
Top 17 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 28 March 2020. 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 +158 424 £400 -5.88% 130
UK excluding London +103 248 £400 -5.88% 93
London +172 193 £375 -11.76% 42
South East +133 76 £400 -8.96% 15
North of England +54 57 £338 -12.34% 24
South West +10 44 £463 +15.63% 12
North West +33 39 £325 -10.96% 13
East of England +37 31 £405 -5.81% 12
Midlands +49 22 £450 +20.00% 26
Yorkshire +59 17 £500 +14.61% 6
West Midlands +48 14 £475 +28.81% 15
Scotland +24 14 £425 +22.30% 4
Work from Home +21 9 £388 -10.66% 14
East Midlands +25 7 £450 -10.00% 11
Channel Islands - 2 £385 -
Wales - 2 £450 - 1
North East +15 1 £350 -26.97% 5

For the 6 months to 28 March 2020, 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.

1 166 (37.14%) Public Sector
2 69 (15.44%) Windows
3 62 (13.87%) Microsoft
4 51 (11.41%) Project Management
4 51 (11.41%) Migration
5 49 (10.96%) SQL
5 49 (10.96%) Agile Software Development
6 44 (9.84%) Finance
7 42 (9.40%) Azure
8 41 (9.17%) Active Directory
8 41 (9.17%) Windows 10
9 36 (8.05%) Analytical Skills
10 35 (7.83%) Oracle
10 35 (7.83%) Stakeholder Management
11 33 (7.38%) NHS
12 32 (7.16%) SCCM
12 32 (7.16%) Office 365
13 31 (6.94%) Project Delivery
13 31 (6.94%) ITIL
14 30 (6.71%) PRINCE2
15 28 (6.26%) Business Intelligence
16 27 (6.04%) SQL Server
17 26 (5.82%) CRM
18 25 (5.59%) SharePoint
18 25 (5.59%) ERP
19 24 (5.37%) Data Centre
20 22 (4.92%) Visualisation
20 22 (4.92%) Problem-Solving
20 22 (4.92%) GDPR
20 22 (4.92%) 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 25 (5.59%) SharePoint
2 14 (3.13%) Skype for Business
3 8 (1.79%) BizTalk Server
4 7 (1.57%) IIS
4 7 (1.57%) MS Exchange
5 6 (1.34%) ArcGIS
5 6 (1.34%) CMS
6 4 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2003
7 3 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (0.67%) Oracle Workflow
7 3 (0.67%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (0.45%) Apache
8 2 (0.45%) Jadu
9 1 (0.22%) Confluence
9 1 (0.22%) GeoServer
9 1 (0.22%) OpenEdge
9 1 (0.22%) Oracle Application Server
9 1 (0.22%) SAS
9 1 (0.22%) WordPress
Applications
1 21 (4.70%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (2.91%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.89%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (0.89%) Microsoft Project
3 4 (0.89%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (0.67%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.45%) Chatbot
6 1 (0.22%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 20 (4.47%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (2.01%) Oracle Receivables
3 6 (1.34%) Oracle EBS
4 5 (1.12%) Dynamics AX
4 5 (1.12%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 5 (1.12%) SAP HCM
4 5 (1.12%) SAP Payroll
5 4 (0.89%) Oracle EBS R12
5 4 (0.89%) Oracle Payables
6 3 (0.67%) ContrOCC
6 3 (0.67%) Oracle ERP
6 3 (0.67%) Oracle Financials
6 3 (0.67%) Oracle iSupplier
7 2 (0.45%) iTrent
7 2 (0.45%) Northgate Housing
7 2 (0.45%) OPENContractor
7 2 (0.45%) OPENHousing
7 2 (0.45%) Oracle Cash Management
7 2 (0.45%) Oracle Payroll
7 2 (0.45%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 42 (9.40%) Azure
2 32 (7.16%) Office 365
3 20 (4.47%) Power Platform
4 16 (3.58%) Dynamics 365
5 9 (2.01%) AWS
6 8 (1.79%) Google Analytics
7 4 (0.89%) Serverless
8 3 (0.67%) Azure Active Directory
8 3 (0.67%) OneDrive
8 3 (0.67%) SaaS
9 2 (0.45%) Azure Functions
9 2 (0.45%) IaaS
9 2 (0.45%) PaaS
9 2 (0.45%) Taleo
9 2 (0.45%) Trello
10 1 (0.22%) Boomi
10 1 (0.22%) Dropbox
10 1 (0.22%) Google Docs
10 1 (0.22%) PowerApps
10 1 (0.22%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 14 (3.13%) LAN
2 12 (2.68%) WAN
3 11 (2.46%) Skype
4 10 (2.24%) DHCP
4 10 (2.24%) SAN
5 9 (2.01%) DNS
5 9 (2.01%) Intranet
6 8 (1.79%) Wireless
7 7 (1.57%) Internet
8 5 (1.12%) Wi-Fi
9 4 (0.89%) Radio Access Network
9 4 (0.89%) VSAN
10 3 (0.67%) DMZ
10 3 (0.67%) Firewall
10 3 (0.67%) GPON
10 3 (0.67%) PSTN
10 3 (0.67%) TCP/IP
10 3 (0.67%) VDSL
10 3 (0.67%) VLAN
10 3 (0.67%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (6.04%) SQL Server
2 19 (4.25%) Power BI
3 15 (3.36%) GIS
4 12 (2.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 10 (2.24%) BusinessObjects
6 7 (1.57%) Oracle Database
6 7 (1.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 6 (1.34%) Relational Database
8 5 (1.12%) Oracle Reports
8 5 (1.12%) QGIS
9 3 (0.67%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (0.67%) Oracle BI Publisher
9 3 (0.67%) Oracle Database 10g
9 3 (0.67%) RDBMS
9 3 (0.67%) Spatial Data
9 3 (0.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 2 (0.45%) Electronic Patient Records
10 2 (0.45%) Geospatial Data
10 2 (0.45%) SQL Server 2017
10 2 (0.45%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 7 (1.57%) Visual Studio
2 6 (1.34%) JIRA
3 4 (0.89%) Git (software)
4 3 (0.67%) Oracle Forms
4 3 (0.67%) Postman
4 3 (0.67%) SoapUI
4 3 (0.67%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (0.45%) Android Studio
6 1 (0.22%) GCC
6 1 (0.22%) MSI
6 1 (0.22%) RStudio
General
1 166 (37.14%) Public Sector
2 44 (9.84%) Finance
3 14 (3.13%) Telecoms
4 13 (2.91%) Legal
5 9 (2.01%) General Ledger
5 9 (2.01%) Law
6 6 (1.34%) Publishing
7 5 (1.12%) Housing Association
7 5 (1.12%) Marketing
8 3 (0.67%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.45%) Back Office
9 2 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.45%) Social Housing
10 1 (0.22%) Billing
10 1 (0.22%) Electronics
10 1 (0.22%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.22%) Police
10 1 (0.22%) Retail
10 1 (0.22%) Social Science
Job Titles
1 75 (16.78%) Analyst
2 55 (12.30%) Project Manager
3 30 (6.71%) Business Analyst
3 30 (6.71%) Consultant
4 28 (6.26%) Developer
5 19 (4.25%) User Researcher
6 16 (3.58%) Programme Manager
7 15 (3.36%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 14 (3.13%) Architect
9 13 (2.91%) Support Analyst
10 12 (2.68%) Windows Engineer
11 11 (2.46%) Digital Project Manager
12 9 (2.01%) Coordinator
12 9 (2.01%) Data Scientist
12 9 (2.01%) Desktop Support
12 9 (2.01%) Service Analyst
12 9 (2.01%) Support Engineer
13 8 (1.79%) 2nd Line Support
13 8 (1.79%) IT Manager
13 8 (1.79%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (2.68%) .NET
1 12 (2.68%) Web Services
2 11 (2.46%) HTML
3 10 (2.24%) XML
4 8 (1.79%) CSS
5 6 (1.34%) Oracle Fusion
6 5 (1.12%) J2EE
6 5 (1.12%) REST
7 4 (0.89%) JSON
7 4 (0.89%) RESTful
7 4 (0.89%) SOAP
7 4 (0.89%) XSLT
8 3 (0.67%) .NET Framework
8 3 (0.67%) WCF
8 3 (0.67%) WSDL
8 3 (0.67%) XML Schema
9 2 (0.45%) ASP.NET
9 2 (0.45%) PostGIS
9 2 (0.45%) RxJava
9 2 (0.45%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 36 (8.05%) Analytical Skills
2 33 (7.38%) NHS
3 24 (5.37%) Data Centre
4 11 (2.46%) e-Learning
4 11 (2.46%) Management Information System
5 9 (2.01%) Data Structures
5 9 (2.01%) Fat Client
5 9 (2.01%) Thin Client
6 7 (1.57%) User Experience
7 6 (1.34%) Data Protection Act
7 6 (1.34%) Freedom of Information
8 5 (1.12%) Driving Licence
8 5 (1.12%) Hybrid Cloud
8 5 (1.12%) Photography
8 5 (1.12%) PKI
8 5 (1.12%) Social Media
9 4 (0.89%) LLPG
9 4 (0.89%) N-Tier
10 3 (0.67%) Blog
10 3 (0.67%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 69 (15.44%) Windows
2 41 (9.17%) Windows 10
3 18 (4.03%) Windows Server
4 13 (2.91%) Windows 7
5 8 (1.79%) Windows Server 2016
6 7 (1.57%) Android
6 7 (1.57%) Unix
7 5 (1.12%) Apple iOS
7 5 (1.12%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (1.12%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.45%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.22%) CentOS
9 1 (0.22%) Linux
9 1 (0.22%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (0.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.22%) Solaris
9 1 (0.22%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.22%) VMS
9 1 (0.22%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.22%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (11.41%) Migration
1 51 (11.41%) Project Management
2 49 (10.96%) Agile Software Development
3 35 (7.83%) Stakeholder Management
4 31 (6.94%) ITIL
4 31 (6.94%) Project Delivery
5 30 (6.71%) PRINCE2
6 28 (6.26%) Business Intelligence
7 26 (5.82%) CRM
8 25 (5.59%) ERP
9 22 (4.92%) Problem-Solving
9 22 (4.92%) Visualisation
10 20 (4.47%) Data Protection
11 19 (4.25%) Analytics
11 19 (4.25%) Business Analysis
11 19 (4.25%) Decision-Making
11 19 (4.25%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 16 (3.58%) Service Delivery
13 14 (3.13%) Change Management
13 14 (3.13%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 49 (10.96%) SQL
2 10 (2.24%) C
2 10 (2.24%) Java
3 9 (2.01%) C#
4 8 (1.79%) PowerShell
4 8 (1.79%) Python
4 8 (1.79%) R
5 6 (1.34%) JavaScript
6 5 (1.12%) PL/SQL
6 5 (1.12%) T-SQL
7 4 (0.89%) VBA
8 2 (0.45%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
8 2 (0.45%) Kotlin
9 1 (0.22%) PHP
9 1 (0.22%) Ruby
9 1 (0.22%) TypeScript
9 1 (0.22%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 18 (4.03%) Degree
2 12 (2.68%) Security Cleared
3 10 (2.24%) SC Cleared
4 6 (1.34%) DBS Check
5 3 (0.67%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (0.67%) Numerate Degree
5 3 (0.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 2 (0.45%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (0.45%) CCAB
6 2 (0.45%) CIMA
6 2 (0.45%) MCSE
7 1 (0.22%) ACCA
7 1 (0.22%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.22%) CIPFA
7 1 (0.22%) CISM
7 1 (0.22%) CISSP
7 1 (0.22%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.22%) PMP
7 1 (0.22%) RIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (4.92%) GDPR
2 11 (2.46%) PMO
3 9 (2.01%) Data Quality
4 8 (1.79%) SLA
5 7 (1.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 5 (1.12%) ISO 22301
6 5 (1.12%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 4 (0.89%) QA
8 2 (0.45%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.22%) Actionable Recommendations
9 1 (0.22%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 1 (0.22%) GMP
System Software
1 41 (9.17%) Active Directory
2 17 (3.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (2.46%) XenApp
4 9 (2.01%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 8 (1.79%) vSphere
6 7 (1.57%) Microsoft App-V
7 6 (1.34%) VMware NSX
8 5 (1.12%) Hyper-V
9 4 (0.89%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (0.45%) Docker
10 2 (0.45%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.22%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 32 (7.16%) SCCM
2 10 (2.24%) SCOM
3 6 (1.34%) NetBackup
4 5 (1.12%) vRealize
5 4 (0.89%) SCOrch
5 4 (0.89%) vCenter Server
6 3 (0.67%) Failover Clustering
6 3 (0.67%) Microsoft Clustering
6 3 (0.67%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 2 (0.45%) Cisco UCCX
7 2 (0.45%) Kubernetes
8 1 (0.22%) Nagios
8 1 (0.22%) SCVMM
8 1 (0.22%) Single Sign-On
8 1 (0.22%) WSUS
Vendors
1 62 (13.87%) Microsoft
2 35 (7.83%) Oracle
3 22 (4.92%) VMware
4 17 (3.80%) Citrix
5 15 (3.36%) SAP
6 10 (2.24%) Northgate
7 9 (2.01%) Cisco
7 9 (2.01%) Google
7 9 (2.01%) Liquidlogic
8 8 (1.79%) Dell
9 7 (1.57%) Arqiva
9 7 (1.57%) Capita
9 7 (1.57%) EMC
9 7 (1.57%) Ivanti
9 7 (1.57%) Virgin Media
10 6 (1.34%) Civica
11 4 (0.89%) McAfee
12 3 (0.67%) BT
12 3 (0.67%) Ericsson
12 3 (0.67%) NetApp