Period
to 25 May 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 25 May 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
25 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 674 558 560
Rank change year-on-year -116 +2 -65
Contract jobs citing Local Government 215 283 335
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.21% 0.31% 0.32%
As % of the General category 0.57% 0.81% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 139 198 242
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.29% -9.68%
10th Percentile £257 £213 £198
90th Percentile £575 £600 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £325
% change year-on-year - +23.08% -18.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 23 46
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £18.68 £22.40
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.10% -16.61% +2.99%
10th Percentile £14.25 £11.08 £14.67
90th Percentile £35.00 £29.34 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £18.47 £22.45
% change year-on-year +16.40% -17.73% -10.20%

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 37,884 34,774 40,162
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 37.32% 38.47% 37.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 24,708 22,802 26,297
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% +2.94%
10th Percentile £295 £275 £263
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £403 £400
% change year-on-year +5.46% +0.75% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 867 892 981
UK median hourly rate £26.22 £25.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.86% -9.09% +22.22%
10th Percentile £12.33 £11.33 £11.30
90th Percentile £51.34 £51.25 £49.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £28.25
% change year-on-year - -11.50% +13.00%

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 25 May 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 25 May 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 25 May 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 -100 206 £393 -1.88% 67
UK excluding London -103 135 £400 - 48
London -39 79 £400 - 22
North of England -14 55 £368 +24.58% 11
North West -10 45 £355 +20.34% 3
South East -32 26 £450 - 14
Midlands -20 22 £443 +36.15% 7
East of England -21 17 £406 -18.75% 10
East Midlands +5 14 £513 -6.82% 4
Yorkshire -10 11 £413 +150.00% 7
South West -12 9 £350 -12.50% 2
West Midlands -44 6 £320 -1.54% 3
Scotland -41 5 £525 -19.23% 1
Wales -7 3 £213 -52.78% 2

For the 6 months to 25 May 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 42 (19.53%) Microsoft
2 32 (14.88%) Windows
3 31 (14.42%) Office 365
4 29 (13.49%) PRINCE2
4 29 (13.49%) ITIL
5 27 (12.56%) Finance
6 26 (12.09%) Migration
6 26 (12.09%) Active Directory
7 25 (11.63%) Project Management
8 24 (11.16%) Data Centre
9 23 (10.70%) SQL Server
10 22 (10.23%) Security Cleared
10 22 (10.23%) Microsoft Azure
11 21 (9.77%) Windows Server
12 20 (9.30%) SCCM
12 20 (9.30%) Stakeholder Management
13 19 (8.84%) Agile Software Development
13 19 (8.84%) Citrix
14 18 (8.37%) SQL
15 17 (7.91%) MS Exchange
15 17 (7.91%) Windows Server 2003
16 16 (7.44%) XenApp
17 15 (6.98%) Skype for Business
17 15 (6.98%) SCOM
18 14 (6.51%) VMware
18 14 (6.51%) Cisco
18 14 (6.51%) HTML
18 14 (6.51%) CSS
18 14 (6.51%) Information Governance
19 13 (6.05%) Citrix Presentation Server

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 17 (7.91%) MS Exchange
2 15 (6.98%) Skype for Business
3 10 (4.65%) Exchange Server 2003
4 7 (3.26%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (3.26%) Exchange Server 2013
4 7 (3.26%) IIS
4 7 (3.26%) SharePoint
5 5 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2007
5 5 (2.33%) WordPress
6 4 (1.86%) CMS
7 3 (1.40%) Sitecore CMS
8 2 (0.93%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (0.93%) Oracle Workflow
9 1 (0.47%) Confluence
9 1 (0.47%) Drupal
9 1 (0.47%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.47%) Umbraco
Applications
1 9 (4.19%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.86%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.93%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.93%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.47%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (2.79%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (2.33%) Oracle EBS R12
3 4 (1.86%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.47%) Infor M3
4 1 (0.47%) Northgate Housing
4 1 (0.47%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.47%) Oracle Cash Management
4 1 (0.47%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.47%) Oracle Internet Expenses
4 1 (0.47%) Oracle iProcurement
4 1 (0.47%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.47%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.47%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 31 (14.42%) Office 365
2 22 (10.23%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (2.33%) Rackspace Cloud
4 3 (1.40%) Taleo
5 2 (0.93%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.93%) Dynamics 365
5 2 (0.93%) SaaS
6 1 (0.47%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (0.47%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.47%) IaaS
6 1 (0.47%) OneDrive
6 1 (0.47%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (5.58%) Firewall
1 12 (5.58%) WAN
2 11 (5.12%) LAN
3 9 (4.19%) Broadband
4 8 (3.72%) ATM
5 7 (3.26%) Reverse Proxy
6 6 (2.79%) SMS
7 5 (2.33%) Cisco Nexus
8 4 (1.86%) DHCP
8 4 (1.86%) SAN
8 4 (1.86%) TCP/IP
8 4 (1.86%) VoIP
8 4 (1.86%) VPN
9 3 (1.40%) BIG-IP
9 3 (1.40%) DNS
10 2 (0.93%) EIGRP
10 2 (0.93%) HTTP
10 2 (0.93%) Internet
10 2 (0.93%) MPLS
10 2 (0.93%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (10.70%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.86%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (0.93%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (0.93%) GIS
3 2 (0.93%) MySQL
3 2 (0.93%) Oracle BI EE
3 2 (0.93%) Oracle Discoverer
3 2 (0.93%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (0.93%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (0.47%) EDRMS
4 1 (0.47%) Endeca
4 1 (0.47%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.47%) Power BI
4 1 (0.47%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 2 (0.93%) JIRA
1 2 (0.93%) Visual Studio
1 2 (0.93%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.47%) AdminStudio
2 1 (0.47%) Eclipse
2 1 (0.47%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.47%) Maven
2 1 (0.47%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (0.47%) Subversion
General
1 27 (12.56%) Finance
2 11 (5.12%) Telecoms
3 8 (3.72%) Legal
4 3 (1.40%) Front Office
4 3 (1.40%) Law
4 3 (1.40%) Manufacturing
5 2 (0.93%) Back Office
5 2 (0.93%) Marketing
6 1 (0.47%) Electronics
6 1 (0.47%) Military
6 1 (0.47%) Retail
Job Titles
1 43 (20.00%) Project Manager
2 31 (14.42%) Analyst
3 25 (11.63%) Architect
4 17 (7.91%) Consultant
5 15 (6.98%) Server Engineer
6 14 (6.51%) Business Analyst
7 9 (4.19%) IT Manager
7 9 (4.19%) Programme Planner
7 9 (4.19%) Senior Analyst
8 8 (3.72%) Developer
8 8 (3.72%) Facilities Manager
8 8 (3.72%) Facilities Project Manager
8 8 (3.72%) Head of Facilities
8 8 (3.72%) Head of Projects
8 8 (3.72%) IT Project Manager
8 8 (3.72%) ServiceNow Consultant
9 7 (3.26%) Administrator
9 7 (3.26%) Technical Architect
10 5 (2.33%) Applications Support
10 5 (2.33%) Senior Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (6.51%) CSS
1 14 (6.51%) HTML
2 6 (2.79%) HTML5
3 4 (1.86%) AngularJS
4 2 (0.93%) Leaflet
4 2 (0.93%) Middleware
4 2 (0.93%) Web Services
5 1 (0.47%) CGI
5 1 (0.47%) CSS3
5 1 (0.47%) Ext JS
5 1 (0.47%) Hibernate
5 1 (0.47%) Java EE
5 1 (0.47%) JPA
5 1 (0.47%) jQuery
5 1 (0.47%) React
5 1 (0.47%) RESTful
5 1 (0.47%) Spring
5 1 (0.47%) Spring MVC
5 1 (0.47%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 24 (11.16%) Data Centre
2 13 (6.05%) PKI
3 10 (4.65%) User Experience
4 8 (3.72%) CCTV
5 7 (3.26%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (3.26%) Management Information System
6 5 (2.33%) Freedom of Information
6 5 (2.33%) Private Cloud
7 4 (1.86%) Data Structures
8 3 (1.40%) Clustering
8 3 (1.40%) Data Protection Act
8 3 (1.40%) NHS
8 3 (1.40%) Oracle Exalytics
8 3 (1.40%) Self-Motivation
8 3 (1.40%) Virtual Team
9 2 (0.93%) Client/Server
9 2 (0.93%) Computer Science
9 2 (0.93%) Freedom of Information Act
10 1 (0.47%) CMDB
10 1 (0.47%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 32 (14.88%) Windows
2 21 (9.77%) Windows Server
3 17 (7.91%) Windows Server 2003
4 12 (5.58%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (3.72%) Linux
6 7 (3.26%) Windows 7
6 7 (3.26%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (2.79%) Windows 10
8 3 (1.40%) Oracle Linux
8 3 (1.40%) Solaris
9 2 (0.93%) Android
9 2 (0.93%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.47%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (13.49%) ITIL
1 29 (13.49%) PRINCE2
2 26 (12.09%) Migration
3 25 (11.63%) Project Management
4 20 (9.30%) Stakeholder Management
5 19 (8.84%) Agile Software Development
6 14 (6.51%) Information Governance
7 13 (6.05%) ERP
8 12 (5.58%) Decision-Making
8 12 (5.58%) Risk Management
9 11 (5.12%) Change Management
10 10 (4.65%) Server Building
10 10 (4.65%) Service Delivery
10 10 (4.65%) Technical Architecture
11 9 (4.19%) Data Protection
12 8 (3.72%) Collaborative Working
12 8 (3.72%) Information Security
12 8 (3.72%) Line Management
12 8 (3.72%) Performance Monitoring
12 8 (3.72%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 18 (8.37%) SQL
2 12 (5.58%) JavaScript
3 7 (3.26%) PowerShell
4 6 (2.79%) PL/SQL
5 5 (2.33%) PHP
6 4 (1.86%) Java
7 3 (1.40%) VBScript
8 2 (0.93%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.47%) VB
Qualifications
1 22 (10.23%) Security Cleared
2 12 (5.58%) Degree
3 11 (5.12%) Cisco Certification
3 11 (5.12%) SC Cleared
4 9 (4.19%) DV Cleared
5 8 (3.72%) CISSP
5 8 (3.72%) Microsoft Certification
6 7 (3.26%) CCNP
6 7 (3.26%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 6 (2.79%) CCNA
8 5 (2.33%) MCSE
9 3 (1.40%) BPSS Clearance
9 3 (1.40%) CCIE
9 3 (1.40%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 2 (0.93%) CLAS
10 2 (0.93%) DBS Check
10 2 (0.93%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.93%) MCP
10 2 (0.93%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 1 (0.47%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (5.58%) GDPR
2 3 (1.40%) Data Quality
2 3 (1.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (1.40%) PMO
3 2 (0.93%) COBIT
3 2 (0.93%) Cyber Essentials
3 2 (0.93%) QA
3 2 (0.93%) SLA
4 1 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 26 (12.09%) Active Directory
2 16 (7.44%) XenApp
3 13 (6.05%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 10 (4.65%) VMware Infrastructure
5 7 (3.26%) vSphere
6 5 (2.33%) Hyper-V
7 4 (1.86%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (1.40%) NFS
8 3 (1.40%) ProxySG
8 3 (1.40%) Virtual Desktop
8 3 (1.40%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (1.40%) Virtual Servers
8 3 (1.40%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.47%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 20 (9.30%) SCCM
2 15 (6.98%) SCOM
3 6 (2.79%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 5 (2.33%) WSUS
5 4 (1.86%) McAfee ePO
5 4 (1.86%) Microsoft Intune
5 4 (1.86%) SmoothWall
6 3 (1.40%) Cisco IPCC
6 3 (1.40%) HP SIM
6 3 (1.40%) Microsoft Clustering
6 3 (1.40%) Oracle ZFS
6 3 (1.40%) Tivoli
6 3 (1.40%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 3 (1.40%) vCenter Server
6 3 (1.40%) vMotion
7 2 (0.93%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 42 (19.53%) Microsoft
2 19 (8.84%) Citrix
3 14 (6.51%) Cisco
3 14 (6.51%) VMware
4 13 (6.05%) Oracle
5 11 (5.12%) ServiceNow
6 5 (2.33%) Avaya
6 5 (2.33%) F5
6 5 (2.33%) HP
6 5 (2.33%) Northgate
6 5 (2.33%) Rackspace
7 4 (1.86%) Juniper
7 4 (1.86%) McAfee
8 3 (1.40%) Altiris
8 3 (1.40%) Blue Coat
8 3 (1.40%) Capita
8 3 (1.40%) CheckPoint
8 3 (1.40%) Ivanti
8 3 (1.40%) SAP
8 3 (1.40%) Sitecore