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 3 months to 28 June 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
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 454 512 440
Rank change year-on-year +58 -72  
Contract jobs citing Local Government 157 139 206
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.33% 0.26% 0.37%
As % of the General category 0.85% 0.70% 0.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 100 119
Median daily rate £431 £338 £341
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +27.77% -1.02%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £188 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £631 £500 £480
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £303 £361
% change year-on-year +48.76% -16.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 12 33
Median hourly rate £19.72 £22.35 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.78% +17.63%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.15 £14.50 £13.12
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.20 £42.00 £46.63
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.26 £22.35 £19.97
% change year-on-year -18.29% +11.93%  

Local Government is in the common skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills.

General Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 18524 19823 21851
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 39.32% 36.81% 39.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 19844 20201 22035
Median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £269 £271
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +3.12% +0.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 578 679 714
Median hourly rate £27.16 £22.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.71% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.56 £48.75 £49.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +20.00% +11.11%  

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 3 months to 28 June 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
Top 10 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 3 months to 28 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +42 140 £404 +19.62% 29
UK excluding London +71 124 £450 +48.76% 24
London -4 32 £385 +10.00% 7
East of England +7 30 £500 +127.27% 1
North of England +65 29 £300 -0.82% 7
South East +18 18 £495 +32.00% 7
Midlands +23 17 £450 +28.57% 6
Scotland +47 15 £650 - 1
South West +9 14 £400 +10.34% 2
Wales -1 1 £450 +400.00%

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 (22.34%) Microsoft
2 58 (20.57%) Finance
3 52 (18.44%) Agile Software Development
4 43 (15.25%) Project Management
5 41 (14.54%) Windows
6 38 (13.48%) Migration
7 32 (11.35%) SQL
8 30 (10.64%) SQL Server
8 30 (10.64%) ERP
9 29 (10.28%) ITIL
10 28 (9.93%) PRINCE2
10 28 (9.93%) Active Directory
11 27 (9.57%) Business Intelligence
12 26 (9.22%) CRM
13 23 (8.16%) Oracle
13 23 (8.16%) Security Cleared
14 22 (7.80%) Cisco
14 22 (7.80%) Unit4 Business World
14 22 (7.80%) Microsoft Azure
14 22 (7.80%) Office 365
15 21 (7.45%) SDLC
16 20 (7.09%) Dynamics 365
16 20 (7.09%) Citrix
17 19 (6.74%) Workflow
18 18 (6.38%) User Acceptance Testing
18 18 (6.38%) Business Analysis
19 17 (6.03%) Dynamics CRM
19 17 (6.03%) Data Migration
19 17 (6.03%) SC Cleared
19 17 (6.03%) Stakeholder Management

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 (5.67%) SharePoint
2 12 (4.26%) Skype for Business
3 11 (3.90%) MS Exchange
4 7 (2.48%) IIS
5 6 (2.13%) CMS
5 6 (2.13%) SharePoint 2013
6 5 (1.77%) Exchange Server 2003
6 5 (1.77%) Exchange Server 2007
7 4 (1.42%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (1.06%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 2 (0.71%) Alfresco
9 2 (0.71%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (0.71%) Confluence
9 2 (0.71%) Drupal
9 2 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (0.71%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.35%) Apache
10 1 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2000
10 1 (0.35%) WordPress
Applications
1 9 (3.19%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (2.13%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (1.42%) Microsoft Project
3 4 (1.42%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.06%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.71%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 22 (7.80%) Unit4 Business World
2 17 (6.03%) Dynamics CRM
3 10 (3.55%) Oracle EBS
3 10 (3.55%) Payment Gateway
4 9 (3.19%) Dynamics AX
5 5 (1.77%) Oracle EBS R12
6 4 (1.42%) Dynamics NAV
7 3 (1.06%) HFM
8 2 (0.71%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 1 (0.35%) Northgate Housing
9 1 (0.35%) Oracle ERP
9 1 (0.35%) Servitor
Cloud Services
1 22 (7.80%) Microsoft Azure
1 22 (7.80%) Office 365
2 20 (7.09%) Dynamics 365
3 10 (3.55%) IaaS
3 10 (3.55%) PaaS
4 3 (1.06%) OneDrive
5 1 (0.35%) GitHub
5 1 (0.35%) MailChimp
5 1 (0.35%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 16 (5.67%) Firewall
2 13 (4.61%) SAN
3 11 (3.90%) LAN
4 10 (3.55%) WAN
5 8 (2.84%) Skype
6 7 (2.48%) TCP/IP
7 6 (2.13%) Cisco ASA
8 5 (1.77%) Reverse Proxy
9 4 (1.42%) LDAP
9 4 (1.42%) VLAN
9 4 (1.42%) VPN
9 4 (1.42%) Wireless
10 3 (1.06%) DHCP
10 3 (1.06%) DMZ
10 3 (1.06%) DNS
10 3 (1.06%) Internet
10 3 (1.06%) Intranet
10 3 (1.06%) VoIP
10 3 (1.06%) Wi-Fi
11 2 (0.71%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (10.64%) SQL Server
2 11 (3.90%) Oracle Database
3 10 (3.55%) Data Warehouse
4 9 (3.19%) Oracle Database 11g
4 9 (3.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 8 (2.84%) SQL Server 2008
6 6 (2.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (1.77%) Oracle BI EE
7 5 (1.77%) SQL Server 2012
7 5 (1.77%) SQL Server 2016
8 4 (1.42%) QlikView
8 4 (1.42%) SQL Server 2005
8 4 (1.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 3 (1.06%) Endeca
9 3 (1.06%) Essbase
9 3 (1.06%) Oracle BI Publisher
9 3 (1.06%) Oracle Exadata
9 3 (1.06%) Oracle ODI
9 3 (1.06%) Relational Database
9 3 (1.06%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 5 (1.77%) JIRA
2 4 (1.42%) Git (software)
3 3 (1.06%) Visual Studio
4 2 (0.71%) Oracle APEX
4 2 (0.71%) Selenium
4 2 (0.71%) Spock
4 2 (0.71%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 2 (0.71%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.35%) AdminStudio
5 1 (0.35%) Bitbucket
5 1 (0.35%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.35%) MSI
5 1 (0.35%) TestPartner
General
1 58 (20.57%) Finance
2 8 (2.84%) Back Office
3 7 (2.48%) Legal
4 4 (1.42%) General Ledger
4 4 (1.42%) Law
4 4 (1.42%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.06%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.06%) Marketing
6 2 (0.71%) Electronics
6 2 (0.71%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (0.71%) Retail
7 1 (0.35%) Advertising
7 1 (0.35%) Banking
7 1 (0.35%) French Language
7 1 (0.35%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.35%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 38 (13.48%) Consultant
2 37 (13.12%) Analyst
2 37 (13.12%) Project Manager
3 26 (9.22%) Developer
4 23 (8.16%) Programme Manager
5 22 (7.80%) Architect
6 18 (6.38%) Senior Manager
7 14 (4.96%) Business Analyst
8 12 (4.26%) DBA
8 12 (4.26%) Implementation Consultant
9 11 (3.90%) Business Consultant
9 11 (3.90%) Senior Project Manager
9 11 (3.90%) Technical Manager
10 10 (3.55%) IT Manager
11 9 (3.19%) ICT Manager
12 8 (2.84%) Administrator
12 8 (2.84%) ICT Project Manager
12 8 (2.84%) Procurement Consultant
12 8 (2.84%) Technical Architect
12 8 (2.84%) Technical Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (5.67%) HTML
2 11 (3.90%) CSS
2 11 (3.90%) XML
3 9 (3.19%) .NET
4 7 (2.48%) Web Services
5 5 (1.77%) Ajax
5 5 (1.77%) HTML5
6 4 (1.42%) AngularJS
6 4 (1.42%) Middleware
7 3 (1.06%) ASP.NET
7 3 (1.06%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 3 (1.06%) JSON
7 3 (1.06%) Oracle GoldenGate
7 3 (1.06%) XSL
8 2 (0.71%) ActiveMQ
8 2 (0.71%) ASP.NET Web API
8 2 (0.71%) jQuery
8 2 (0.71%) KnockoutJS
8 2 (0.71%) MDX
8 2 (0.71%) RSS
Miscellaneous
1 15 (5.32%) Data Centre
2 13 (4.61%) Management Information System
3 10 (3.55%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (3.55%) Data Protection Act
4 9 (3.19%) Clustering
5 8 (2.84%) PKI
6 5 (1.77%) Freedom of Information
7 4 (1.42%) Blackberry
7 4 (1.42%) CESG
7 4 (1.42%) Computer Science
7 4 (1.42%) NHS
7 4 (1.42%) Virtual Team
8 3 (1.06%) IVR
8 3 (1.06%) Oracle Exalytics
9 2 (0.71%) Data Structures
9 2 (0.71%) Fat Client
9 2 (0.71%) Handset
9 2 (0.71%) iPad
9 2 (0.71%) LLPG
9 2 (0.71%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 41 (14.54%) Windows
2 17 (6.03%) Windows Server
3 15 (5.32%) Windows Server 2003
4 14 (4.96%) Windows 7
4 14 (4.96%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (4.26%) Windows 10
6 8 (2.84%) AIX
6 8 (2.84%) Unix
7 7 (2.48%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (2.13%) Linux
9 5 (1.77%) Solaris
10 4 (1.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (1.06%) Windows 8
12 2 (0.71%) Windows 2000 Server
12 2 (0.71%) Windows Vista
12 2 (0.71%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.35%) Android
13 1 (0.35%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.35%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.35%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (18.44%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (15.25%) Project Management
3 38 (13.48%) Migration
4 30 (10.64%) ERP
5 29 (10.28%) ITIL
6 28 (9.93%) PRINCE2
7 27 (9.57%) Business Intelligence
8 26 (9.22%) CRM
9 21 (7.45%) SDLC
10 19 (6.74%) Workflow
11 18 (6.38%) Business Analysis
11 18 (6.38%) User Acceptance Testing
12 17 (6.03%) Change Management
12 17 (6.03%) Data Migration
12 17 (6.03%) Stakeholder Management
13 16 (5.67%) Data Protection
14 14 (4.96%) Service Delivery
15 13 (4.61%) Digital Transformation Programme
15 13 (4.61%) Integration Testing
15 13 (4.61%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 32 (11.35%) SQL
2 17 (6.03%) JavaScript
3 12 (4.26%) PowerShell
4 6 (2.13%) T-SQL
5 5 (1.77%) C#
6 4 (1.42%) PHP
7 3 (1.06%) C
8 2 (0.71%) Groovy
8 2 (0.71%) Java
8 2 (0.71%) VBScript
9 1 (0.35%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 1 (0.35%) PHP 5
Qualifications
1 23 (8.16%) Security Cleared
2 17 (6.03%) SC Cleared
3 10 (3.55%) Cisco Certification
3 10 (3.55%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 9 (3.19%) CCNP
4 9 (3.19%) ISEB
5 8 (2.84%) Degree
6 6 (2.13%) CISSP
7 5 (1.77%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (1.42%) CCDP
8 4 (1.42%) CCIE
8 4 (1.42%) CCNA
8 4 (1.42%) DV Cleared
8 4 (1.42%) ISTQB
8 4 (1.42%) PMP
9 3 (1.06%) CCSE
9 3 (1.06%) MCP
9 3 (1.06%) MCSE
9 3 (1.06%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 2 (0.71%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (4.61%) PMO
2 8 (2.84%) GDPR
3 7 (2.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (2.13%) SLA
5 5 (1.77%) PCI DSS
6 3 (1.06%) GPG13
6 3 (1.06%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 3 (1.06%) QA
7 2 (0.71%) ISO 14001
7 2 (0.71%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 1 (0.35%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.35%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 1 (0.35%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.35%) WCAG
System Software
1 28 (9.93%) Active Directory
2 10 (3.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (2.48%) vSphere
3 7 (2.48%) XenApp
4 6 (2.13%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 4 (1.42%) Virtual Servers
6 3 (1.06%) NFS
7 2 (0.71%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (0.71%) Oracle RAC
7 2 (0.71%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 2 (0.71%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.35%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.35%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.35%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.35%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 13 (4.61%) SCCM
2 11 (3.90%) Opscode Chef
3 10 (3.55%) SCOM
4 7 (2.48%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 7 (2.48%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 4 (1.42%) Oracle RMAN
6 3 (1.06%) Failover Clustering
6 3 (1.06%) Oracle ZFS
6 3 (1.06%) SmoothWall
6 3 (1.06%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 3 (1.06%) Tivoli
7 2 (0.71%) Ansible
7 2 (0.71%) Consul
7 2 (0.71%) Data Guard
7 2 (0.71%) EMC NetWorker
7 2 (0.71%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
7 2 (0.71%) Microsoft Clustering
7 2 (0.71%) NetBackup
7 2 (0.71%) Perfmon
7 2 (0.71%) SELinux
Vendors
1 63 (22.34%) Microsoft
2 23 (8.16%) Oracle
3 22 (7.80%) Cisco
4 20 (7.09%) Citrix
5 14 (4.96%) VMware
6 10 (3.55%) Juniper
7 7 (2.48%) LANDesk
8 6 (2.13%) McAfee
8 6 (2.13%) Symantec
9 5 (1.77%) CheckPoint
9 5 (1.77%) NetApp
9 5 (1.77%) Palo Alto
10 4 (1.42%) EMC
10 4 (1.42%) IBM
10 4 (1.42%) Red Hat
10 4 (1.42%) Sophos
11 3 (1.06%) Hyperion
11 3 (1.06%) Informatica
11 3 (1.06%) Mitel
11 3 (1.06%) SAP
Greater Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Spring Technology
Posted: Yesterday
West Yorkshire
Modis International
Rate: £200.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Walsall, West Midlands (County)
D4 Digital Recruitment
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Venn Group
Posted: 5 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Hampshire County Council
Rate: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Pontefract, West Yorkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £14.00 - £14.40 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Staffordshire
Venn Group
Rate: £300 - £325 Per Day
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Rullion
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
AMS contingency
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 26 days ago